November, 2016

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Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

Connection Cafe

With end of year fast approaching, it’s likely that your nonprofit is making plans for 2017. And every pixel counts. Is your website responsive?

5 Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from October-December 2016 Edition of AsianNGO Magazine. Facebook launched in 2004, YouTube in 2005, and Twitter in 2006.

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You Have More Content than You Realize


This is a guest post by Chris Scavo, Digital Marketing Strategist at Informz. Look out for the next posts in the series! ————-.

5 Ways to Make Your Email Fundraising Appeals Sound More Human

NonProfit Hub

If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you are sending an email fundraising appeal this month. And maybe next month. And definitely the next month.

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Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of our hopes for the book was that it would spark conversation about the need for self-care as part of doing the work. Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals


Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. . Take Care of the Basics.

13 Marketing Strategies to Increase Donations This Holiday Season

NonProfit Hub

Over 50 percent of all nonprofits receive the majority of their annual funding during the holiday season. Spruce Up Your Website. ” 4.

Apple Pay for Nonprofits: Frictionless Online Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Apple has had a rule that banned iOS apps from collecting funds for charities or fundraisers via Apple Pay. Fundraising Mobile Philanthropy

Best Practices to Increase Email Conversions


There are a lot of strategies that go into a well-developed and successful email marketing program. Let’s dig in and look at the data.

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

How do we measure that success? Does the project end at the go live? Culture is often overlooked, but it is so critical to the success of teams.

Content Curation: 3 Sources You’re Probably Overlooking

John Haydon

If you’re like most nonprofit marketers, you probably have a small communications staff. It may be only you! Content Marketing

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Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results


Associations traditionally send out a bland proforma statement in support of or welcoming the incoming administration after Presidential elections.

7 Ingenious Fundraising Ideas to Raise Money Online

NonProfit Hub

Raising money for charity is such a rewarding experience, but it can be challenging even at the best of times. These days you can fundraise online.

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30 Online Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The National Retail Federation estimates that U.S. households will spend an average of $935.58 this holiday season. Altruette Charm Store. Good Paper.

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Elsbeth Pollack

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to a new ASU Lodestar Center Blog series, “Get to Know the Lodestar Center!” Elsbeth Pollack Program Manager, Public Allies Arizona.

5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

Connection Cafe

For nonprofit leaders, strong controls for fraud are especially important during this time of year. Separate duties as much as possible.

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When We Go with Accessible Content, Everybody Wins


We hope you enjoy this post and that it spurs you look more closely at your website from an accessibility angle. . By Kathleen Pequeño.

Want to know what Millennials really think about associations?


Join Jamie Notter on Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00 pm EST to find out!! After all, they are the largest generation in U.S. ——-.

10 Steps to #GivingTuesday Success

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored content by iContact. For many people, the holiday season is also a time of charity and of helping others less fortunate. Set Objectives .

20 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ranging from wildlife conservation to refugee relief, tribute gifts make excellent holiday gifts for friends, family, and work colleagues. Oxfam Gifts.

Learn Post Election Stress Management Techniques for Nonprofits: Free Webinars in December

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the months leading up to the most contentious election in recent history, the media coined a new term “ election stress.” Bonus!

Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The results of the election in the USA will have an impact on your mission, for better or worse. This is where American fundraising is going.

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4 Reasons Visitors to Your Website Don't Donate

Tech Soup Blog

The M+R Benchmark Study found that, on average, only 1.1 percent of website visitors made a donation to a nonprofit. Donors are motivated by emotion.

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Hot Association Jobs: November 10


Here are some of the coolest jobs you can find on the SocialFish job board ! ——-. Hurry! This promotion is almost over. photo credit ).

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7 Must-Try Tools for Nonprofit Marketers

NonProfit Hub

Well, a lot, actually. Social media, SMS marketing and mobile apps are all ways for you to get your organization’s message out. Impressive, right?

Can Nonprofits Raise More Money with Apple Pay?


Good news for nonprofits. Apple just announced that Apple Pay will now allow nonprofits to use the service for donations. Online Fundraising

You Gotta Believe: the Finest #UNselfie Posts of #GivingTuesday 2016


Ah, #GivingTuesday. the day donors wake up from their post-Thanksgiving food stupors, reflect on spending too much money during those retail-holidays-that-shall-not-be-named, and decide to offset the materialistic frenzy with some good-for-the-soul charitable giving - and then, of course, they take a selfie. November 28, 2016. November 28, 2016.

Your Ladder of Engagement is Holding You Back

Connection Cafe

The “Ladder of Engagement” has become a common part of the digital organizer’s vernacular. Is it time to overhaul your ladder of engagement?

10 Steps to Get Ready for Year-End Online Giving

Tech Soup Blog

By planning ahead, thinking multichannel, and preparing your communications, you'll be ready for the year-end online giving season. Use Video.

Three ways to stretch your marketing budget


This is a guest post by Liz Scherer. Hire her for your content marketing! ———-. 1.Bridge the multichannel divide. Tech Community.

Creating a Natural Conversation on Your Donation Landing Pages

NonProfit Hub

Every time you ask your site visitor for something – whether it’s a donation or just an email signup – you are entering a mental conversation.

6 Tips for Getting the Most out of Your Year-End Fundraising


Online donations in December increased from 17.8% in 2014 to 19.8% in 2015. Online Fundraising Social Media

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5 Epic Ways to Ruin Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

John Haydon

Giving Tuesday, the Global Day of giving is on November 29, 2016. CauseVox has thought a lot about best practices for a Giving Tuesday campaign.

Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

Connection Cafe

Happy Thanksgiving…a week early. We had gathered around the table for a meal, to break bread together, to say thank you.