February, 2017

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

8 free tools Nonprofits can use to triple productivity

VolunteerMark

Do projects, operations, administrative work, volunteer management, and fundraising activities continuously lay in the pending section of your to-do list? With limited resources and a huge list of work to be done, nonprofits are often pressed for time and sometimes get stuck on the small things.

7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST

EveryAction

Every successful campaign starts with a moment. Whether you're raising money to build a new school or curing a worldwide epidemic, a single moment drives the need for a campaign. This year, no moment has been more controversial than the rollout of the recent immigration ban.

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m a huge fan of Joan Garry’s blog and podcast. I consider the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, dispensing practical and brilliant advice to nonprofits with her wonderful sense of humor.

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Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. At EveryAction, we live and work by the motto "Build the World You Want."

27 Stats About How NGOs Worldwide Use Online Technology and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based on data gleaned from the 2017 Global NGO Online Technology Report , below are 27 stats about how NGOs worldwide are using online technology. Within the report you can view the same data broken out by continent. For this year’s report, 4,908 NGOs participated.

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One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’ve just finished two weeks on the road of book events for my new book, Happy Healthy Nonprofit , co-authored with Aliza Sherman. During many of the Q/A sessions, we heard from many nonprofit professionals who were feeling impact of a perpetual cycle of outrage.

Stay Mobile: Tools to Take Your WordPress Site on the Go

Byte Technology

Ask any seasoned web designer what is one of the most important elements of building and running a site and you’ll no doubt get the same answer across the board: think mobile first. Indeed, experts now estimate that the vast majority of users access the web on a smartphone, tablet or the like, rather than a standard desktop or laptop computer.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

I celebrated a big anniversary recently (25 years as a professional serving at the same company). Besides the fact that people just don’t seem to do that anymore, it’s made me reflect on a lot of things. Like the speed of change technology has brought. (My

6 trends nonprofits should follow in 2017

VolunteerMark

Why should only corporates follow market trends and insights? The nonprofit sector is an integral part of the economy, ensuring the best for the bottom of the pyramid section of our society and it very much needs to embrace the industry trends and best practices to create more impact.

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The Value of Nonprofit Mentors in 2017

SocialFish

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc.

5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. After your nonprofit has crafted a content strategy and created an editorial calendar (Chapter 7), the next step is to start thinking about the tone of voice of your content.

5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Evil Erin. Note from Beth: This week and next week, Aliza Sherman and I will be visiting a few cities on the West and East Coasts, as part of our Happy Healthy Nonprofit book tour.

Picture Perfect: A/B Split Testing Your WordPress Site Imagery

Byte Technology

Whether you’re posing proud for a formal portrait or grabbing a quick selfie with friends on vacation, everybody wants to look their very best. And when it comes to designing and running a WordPress sie—whether it be a blog, a money-making e-tail page or even a bit of corporate PR—getting the right image that grabs attention and keeps visitors interested and engaged is incredibly important for a successful website.

How Will We Harness the Potential of the 4th Industrial Revolution for Good?  

Connection Cafe

Part 1 in a 2-part Davos Report for the Social Good Sector. At this year’s World Economic Forum , one phrase was on everyone’s lips: Fourth Industrial Revolution. WEF Founder and Chairman Klaus Schwab has sparked a worldwide conversation on the coming revolution.

Twitter Launches Fundraisng Beta for Nonprofits

Frogloop

Twitter rolled out a new. feature. that lets users make donations directly through the platform. Much like. Facebook Fundraising. , the service is relatively new and only available to a limited number of charities.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

We won’t buy a $6 latte at a café without checking out reviews first. But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software?

Donald Trump and The Last Great Inadequacy Ad

See What's Out There

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign represented the pinnacle of what is referred to as “inadequacy marketing.”. The post Donald Trump and The Last Great Inadequacy Ad appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy tech web Donald Trump empowerment infomercials marketing

A Simple Tip for A Good Night’s Sleep: Use An Alarm Clock

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A/B Split Testing 101: Tools and Tips for WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

WordPress site designers, owners and administrators all have something in common with one another: they all want to see their sites perform better: look more attractive: get more hits and conversions; see more pass-alongs and click-throughs; engage more repeat visitors etc. In essence, it’s all about getting the most consistent and positive attention and building a loyal audience, no matter if the site is for a simple blog, a non-profit organization or an e-commerce concern.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

Global Tech Trends for Nonprofits

Frogloop

With technology taking over almost every part of people’s lives it has become more and more important for nonprofits to leverage different online platforms.

How Good Is Your Community Management?

SocialFish

By Ted McEnroe , Director of Research, TheCR. For eight years, the Community Roundtable has dug deeply into the strategies, operations and tactics behind the most successful communities in our annual State of Community Management reports.

The New York State LGBT Health & Human Services Network Is Using Text Messages to Connect Vulnerable Populations with a Life-Saving Drug

Mobile Commons

Problem: How do you provide a vulnerable population with access to a life-saving drug? PrEP, a prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission, has the potential to save lives. But many of the people most at risk face barriers when attempting to access the medication.

Do You Really? ?Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor? Guest Post by John Haydon. The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors.

Off to Market: The Best WordPress Plugins for Maximum Traffic

Byte Technology

For those trying to make the most of their WordPress—or, more importantly, the most money off their WordPress site—it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain just how to go about marketing your blog, products, services and so on. Indeed, as the most popular content management system ever, there’s a lot of competition for positive attention, and getting noticed can often be a daunting task.

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Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?

Connection Cafe

According to the 2015 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Benchmark Study , 5K events are struggling to recruit participants and raise funds. Revenue declined by 13%, participation decreased by 12%, and online fundraising was down 19%.

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Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

NonProfit Hub

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc.

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture

SocialFish

Did you miss these? Jamie’s Association Success posts in December focused on the visible parts of culture… The Link Between Office Design and Culture. Several years ago I saw a presentation from an association CEO who had recently redesigned their office space.

Tackle Your Fear of Social Media: 3 Tips for Nonprofits

John Haydon

Starting out on social media can be a scary for nonprofits. Common fears include: “Our client and staff identities need to be protected at all costs or lives will be at risk.” Example: A domestic violence shelter. “We

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs. By Lindsay Austin Louie. How much promise do the following practices hold for increasing foundations’ impact in the coming decades?”

The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that blogging is big. Huge really. At present it’s estimated that there are some 150 million active blogs operating at any given time. And although that number includes a lot of fly-by-nights sites and those who don’t have staying power, blogging—especially via a WordPress site, an innovator and leader in the technology—is still a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. Unfortunately there are lots of reasons that some blogs don’t make the grade and wither and die.

Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement

Connection Cafe

When asked by organizations whether their online fundraising programs should focus on donor acquisition or donor retention, I say, “Yes.”.