November, 2016

How to Say “Thank You” to Donors at Year-End

Connection Cafe

I admit words come easily to me; I’m comfortable talking or writing. (I I won’t get into what I’m not so good at—some confessions are best left unsaid).

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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

I am thrilled with the response to The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout as my co-author and I have been sharing the ideas on a virtual book tour during the last month.

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. We're back again this year with all-day coverage of the best #UNselfie posts from around the web - send us your favorites on Twitter and check back here for updates!

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. cough, ASAE, cough ).

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. For over a decade nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide have been embracing social media with the hope of raising funds and creating social change.

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Top Nonprofit Twitter Accounts: 2016 Election Edition


There’s been a lot of talk about this year’s historic Presidential election, but behind the headlines, the real stories are about advocates fighting for change at all levels of government and across the entire country. At EveryAction, we’re proud to work with organizations whose missions reflect the values that built our company and the vision we have for a better, more inclusive world.

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. . Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker.

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. That translates into billions of dollars in consumer spending that can empower philanthropy and social good.

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. Email, for most nonprofits, is the single largest source of online fundraising revenue.

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Our Challenge: How are You Strengthening the Social Economy?

Connection Cafe

I spent today surrounded by hundreds of the nation’s most innovative and passionate social change-makers here at the Social Innovation Summit.

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.”

Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content

Byte Technology

In today’s world of blogging, it’s hard to get noticed. After all, there are some 31 million active blog sites in the United States only at any given time, and to make your own content stand out from the crowd is certainly no easy chore. There are lots of questions to ask yourself: what kinds of posts are going to drive the most traffic? What are the current trends that dictate what today’s online readers are seeking out?

Three ways to stretch your marketing budget


This is a guest post by Liz Scherer. Hire her for your content marketing! ———-. Lean doesn’t have to be ineffective: conquering your marketing budget woes with content.

10 Social Media Strategies That Increase Engagement and Inspire Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For nonprofits to succeed on social media, they have to be good at social media and that requires a clear understanding of how, when, and why individuals engage with nonprofits on social media.

Show, Don’t Tell: The Importance of Infographics

NonProfit Hub

As part of a team that runs a nonprofit, you are probably well acquainted with the difference your organization is making. You may even expend a lot of time, effort, and / or funds spreading awareness and trying to show the impact your nonprofit has.

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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. No matter your mission, having a website that inspires action is crucial to the continued advancement of your cause! This begins with understanding your audience and what’s important to them.

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Creating Healthy Nonprofits in Silicon Valley. Guest Post By Heather McLeod Grant. Why are Silicon Valley community-based nonprofits struggling to meet demand, and having a hard time maintaining their organizational health?

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Bad Ideas: The Most Common Mistakes for Rookie WordPress Users

Byte Technology

It’s little wonder that some 76 million websites worldwide are designed and administered via the WordPress platform given the ease with which any one—from tech newbies to Internet and design pros—can get their blog or e-commerce site up and running. Indeed, WordPress powers a staggering 26 percent of the Internet and offers tens of thousands of plugins, themes and more that allow users to express themselves through myriad designs and customizations.

You Have More Content than You Realize


This is a guest post by Chris Scavo, Digital Marketing Strategist at Informz. This is the first in a series of posts with great advice about content marketing. Look out for the next posts in the series! ————-. Generating content can be an arduous task.

20 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For environmentally friendly and socially conscious holiday shoppers that prefer to give donations to nonprofits as holiday gifts, the 20 holiday gift programs listed below are a good starting point for your holiday shopping.

10 Steps to #GivingTuesday Success

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored content by iContact. As the holidays approach, the email marketing experts at iContact want to remind consumers that not everything revolves around shopping or sales. For many people, the holiday season is also a time of charity and of helping others less fortunate.

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. The unofficial kickoff of the charitable giving season occurs on Giving Tuesday, which takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday here in the United States.

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The Top Nonprofit Social CEO Awards

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While some people are experiencing a social media hangover , especially on Facebook and taking a step back from social, using social media professionally in support of your organization’s strategic goals is still more important than ever.

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Understanding SSL: The What, Why and When of Secure Sockets Layer

Byte Technology

When it comes to running an e-commerce site—whether based on the WordPress platform or not—you can never devote too much attention to security. Just browse the news of the past several years and the number and frequency of major data breaches is enough to inspire panic: massive losses of customer information, credit card numbers, banking information, healthcare details, social security numbers etc., all to enterprising and crafty hackers who can wreak havoc on a world-wide scale.

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Applying Design Thinking to Your Organization: New CEO Workshop


On December 15, a small group of forward looking executives will spend a day learning about and practicing alternative paths to leadership and innovation by applying Design Thinking tools to product, innovation and engagement “laboratories.” Click here for more details (See participants’ list below).

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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. Apple used to ban iOS apps from using Apple Pay to collect funds, meaning that charities needed to use third-party apps or outside services to process donations.

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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. Is your organization poised to maximize year-end donations? Implement your marketing strategies now as you prepare to increase your donations this holiday season. Spruce Up Your Website.

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, how do you learn? What does professional development look like when you are busy delivering programs and managing mission-critical tasks?

Let's Be Bridge-Builders

Museum 2.0

When you hear the word "community," what do you envision? I see people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, and income levels. I see them laughing together. Learning together. Taking care of each other. Most of us don't live this dream--yet.

Built for Speed: Ways to Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster

Byte Technology

Faster is better. True words no matter whether you’re running on a WordPress site or another platform. And why is speed so important? Consider this: when a visitor first lands on your page you have a severely limited amount of time—seconds really—to grab their attention and encourage them towards further exploration.

Association Social Media Jobs – Marketing/Communications November 3


Here are the latest communications and marketing jobs from the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology.

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In the Spirit of Year-End Giving ?? $0.99.NGO Domains Through 12/31/16!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In the spirit of year-end giving, the Public Interest Registry and are offering.NGO domains for only $.99 99 through the end of 2016. If your NGO, nonprofit, or charity has yet to protect your organization’s primary online brand (your.ORG website and email!)

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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. Everyone needs a bit of inspiration to uncover new and wacky ways to raise money for a good cause.

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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. Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue.

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