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.

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.

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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.

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5 reasons nonprofits have an advantage when it comes to social media

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ———-. If you read [Mizz Information], you already know I have a tendency to skew kind of negative on things.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

[New Report] Online Giving Increased by 7.9% in 2016

Connection Cafe

Overall charitable giving increased 1% in 2016 and online giving was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. This is based on the latest findings of the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact in the 2 016 Charitable Giving Report.

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Social Media for Nonprofits Starter Guide | Pt. 1

NonProfit Hub

The World Wide Web has certainly owned up to its name—it’s huge. The Internet and everything in it is constantly growing, and social media is no exception. With so much growth happening online, keeping up with the latest thing can feel like you’re always running to catch up. That’s why we’re taking a step back to look at the big picture and diving into social media for nonprofits.

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?”

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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How to leverage social media to target local users and build brand awareness

SocialFish

It’s no secret that social media’s strength lies in the user data that it offers to marketers looking to better target their campaigns. . Sites like Facebook and LinkedIn are goldmines of user data!

50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon

John Haydon

This week, I attended BloomCon, the annual conference sponsored by Bloomerang. The focus is on donor retention, which the Bloomerang staff keeps a close eye on. The lineup of speakers was the best around.

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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Who are Mid-Level Donors and Why Should I Care?

NonProfit Hub

Mid-level donors are kind of like the middle child of giving. They’re stuck in between the average and major donor and oftentimes don’t get the attention they want or deserve, which forces them astray or to give their support elsewhere. Instead of missing out on this giant fundraising opportunity, find out who your mid-level donors are and cultivate them properly to transform your fundraising efforts. Who are mid-level donors?

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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.

45 Nonprofit Experts Who Tweet Great Advice for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking for expert tips, here is a list of the top forty-five nonprofit experts on Twitter categorized by business area (events, volunteering, marketing, etc,). experts Twitter

Why the Boston Globe Shouldn’t Be Building Community on Facebook

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ——— My favorite Associations Now author, Ernie Smith, wrote a great article about building community around your most engaged users. Amen–my favorite topic!

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

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.

5 Creative (and Free!) Ways to Attract More Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

It can sometimes be a challenge to attract enough volunteers to your organization or event. Maybe shaking up your recruiting methods will help. When traditional recruiting tactics start to return lackluster results, consider implementing these five creative and free approaches to attracting volunteers: Mine Your Social Network. Maybe the volunteers you’re looking for have been right under your nose the whole time. Ask your friends and family if they or someone they know might want to volunteer.

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.

PCs for People Brings More Great Refurbished Computers to Nonprofits through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Meet our newest Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) partner, PCs for People! TechSoup's RCI program provides warrantied factory refurbished commercial grade computer systems to charities across the country, so we need the best suppliers we can find. PCs for People, as a leader in U.S.

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?

5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Raising Major Gifts

Wild Apricot Blog

Fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein identifies the top red flags to watch for at your organization when it comes to receiving major gifts. Once you eliminate these red flags, you’ll be ready to raise major gifts in a major way. amy Fundraising major-gifts

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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.”.

No One Wants to Sign Up for Your Damn E-Newsletter

NonProfit Hub

Picture this: you just Googled “how to patch the hole in my jeans,” and find the most irresistible article with the top three ways to mend your favorite pair (number 2 will blow your mind!). While reading about the best practices for denim patching, you notice a little box to the right of the article that says “sign up for our e-newsletter.”

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Nonprofits Can Tweet Effectively During the #SOTU

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On February 28, 2017 Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, will present the 95th in-person State of the Union Address. For days before, the day of, and for days after the hashtag #SOTU will be a top trending topic on Twitter.

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Top Association Social Media Jobs This Week – February 9

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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23 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Webinars are a great way to get some free education on how to run your nonprofit better. There's something for everyone in this list, so you shouldn't have a problem finding one or two webinars that are right for you. march webinars

Five Tips for Nonprofits Using Social Media During the #JointSession Address

Connection Cafe

On February 28, 2017, President Trump will give an address to a joint session of Congress, alternative to a State of the Union address (which happens after a full year in office). It’s a key first opportunity for the new president to outline his agenda in a nationally televised address.