November, 2016

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.

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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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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You Have More Content than You Realize

SocialFish

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.

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.

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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.

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals

SocialFish

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.

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. That means if they collected funds, it would have to take place outside the app, such as through a browser or text.

Best Practices to Increase Email Conversions

Frogloop

There are a lot of strategies that go into a well-developed and successful email marketing program. Some "experts" say that the most important element is that the subject line needs to be provocative.

Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2016 , the conference where technology and social good meet, featured a session from Alan Levine, a senior consultant at Barker & Scott Consulting.

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.

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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Associations Respond to the 2016 Election Results

SocialFish

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

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! Adopting a content curation strategy can help you save time, while also establishing your thought leadership online.

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!” We’d like to provide our readers with a peek into what we do each day to accomplish our mission by introducing members of the faculty and staff via short interviews and conversations.

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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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.

Want to know what Millennials really think about associations?

SocialFish

Join Jamie Notter on Tuesday, December 6 at 1:00 pm EST to find out!!

When We Go with Accessible Content, Everybody Wins

Idealware

Editor’s note: A few weeks back, as we wrote about the thinking that went into our new website, we made an embarrassing admission—we’d overlooked the value of designing with accessibility in mind.

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.”

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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4 Reasons Visitors to Your Website Don't Donate

Tech Soup Blog

Getting visitors to your nonprofit's online fundraising site isn't as easy as it sounds, and then trying to convert those visitors into donors is even harder. The M+R Benchmark Study found that, on average, only 1.1 percent of website visitors made a donation to a nonprofit.

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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. To increase the potential for success, it is important that the thought sequence of that conversation take place in the proper order.

Hot Association Jobs: November 10

SocialFish

Here are some of the coolest jobs you can find on the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , digital and technology. ——-.

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

EveryAction

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!

Can Nonprofits Raise More Money with Apple Pay?

Frogloop

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.

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. Every nonprofit campaigner with a year of experience in the sector is familiar with the concept, and has likely plotted one out for their organization.

10 Steps to Get Ready for Year-End Online Giving

Tech Soup Blog

The year-end giving season offers a unique opportunity for engaging with your supporters and fans, whether your ultimate goal is deepening relationships or fundraising.

7 Must-Try Tools for Nonprofit Marketers

NonProfit Hub

When the goal of your organization is to increase awareness about a social or environmental cause, you may wonder how much the latest marketing technology has to do with helping your organization meet its goals. Well, a lot, actually.

Three ways to stretch your marketing budget

SocialFish

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.

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.

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

Frogloop

Online donations in December increased from 17.8% in 2014 to 19.8% in 2015. The trend is clear: People tend to donate to organizations more around the holidays than any other time of the year. This is why year-end fundraising is so important to livelihood of nonprofits.

Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

Connection Cafe

Happy Thanksgiving…a week early. In 2009, when I was serving as the President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ South Carolina Lowcountry Chapter , I found myself in front of a group of 400 generous, deeply caring people.