July, 2018

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I believe in the power of books to change the world. That is not a particularly radical belief among librarians, but I hope to make you believe even more in the power of books.

The Case for Cause Marketing

Connection Cafe

The below is an excerpt from a new eBook from Blackbaud, The Case for Cause Marketing. Read the entire eBook here. Who needs a seat at the table to build a successful cause marketing program?

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What associations need to know about facebook’s new political content rules

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. Ah Facebook…always looking for new/better ways to be transparent and to protect our security.

How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

In today’s landscape of mobile and online technology, nonprofits are flooded with a large variety of choices for almost any solution they can think of. This principle applies similarly to the event management and fundraising spaces.

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Facebook Fundraising Tools Now Allow Monthly Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the soon-to-be-released 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report , 18% of donors worldwide have donated to a nonprofit through Facebook Fundraising Tools. Of those, 40% say they are very likely to donate again directly through Facebook. 48% say they are somewhat likely.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the honor to be the opening keynoter for the first-ever Good Tech Fest , which was held in Detroit on May 22, 2018. It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world. Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. Society is a buzz about new technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous cars, the surveillance state, and more.

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Nonprofit Professionals: Don’t Let Email Spoil Your Summer Vacation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mobile phones and 24/7 connectivity blur the lines between personal and work time, especially during summer break or vacation. And according to recent poll s, some 62% of people check their work email while on vacation.

How To Create Strong Workplace Culture and Improve Mental Health At Your Organization (Webinar)

SocialFish

Join the Mental Health Task Force of Polk County and Jamie Notter on Wednesday at this awesome webinar hosted by NeonCRM!

5 Tips For Steering Your Organization Toward Online Fundraising

Nonprofits Source

Navigating through the digital landscape can be a little murky at times. These channels are constantly evolving requiring you to keep pace with industry knowledge, insights, and best practices.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

Everyaction

Is your donation page holding you back? Are you sure? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter. The time to improve and optimize your donation page is now. Of course, it’s not enough just to say what’s wrong with donation pages.

How to Bounce Back When You’re Told No

NonProfit Hub

Here’s a hard truth: at some point, if it hasn’t happened already, a potential donor will tell you “no” when you ask for money. It stings, but it’s a normal part of life in the nonprofit sector. And while this may feel like the end of the world at first, with the right attitude , you can turn that rejection into a positive learning experience. First thing’s first, it’s important to identify the different types of “no”—sometimes not all hope is lost.

Acquiring Patients and Donors: Trust is the Foundation

Connection Cafe

Trust is an essential component to building a brand that engages patients, consumers, families, volunteers, and donors with your organization.

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” ” Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives.

The #1 Reason You Struggle with Work-life Balance and Technology Distraction

SocialFish

Guest post By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ————-. I’m often asked why so many people struggle with work-life balance and technology distraction. The truth has nothing to do with your work or technology.

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The Art of Gathering: A Fabulous Book to Help You Host Better Meetings and Events

Museum 2.0

I remember the first staff meeting I ever ran. I had just started at the MAH as the new executive director. The museum was in huge financial trouble. I wasn't sure we were going to make payroll that week. But I also had a more immediate problem: I had no idea how to lead a staff meeting.

Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations

Everyaction

Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management.

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Identifying the Value of Nonprofit Customer Experience

NonProfit Hub

Deep down, nonprofits begin from the same place: a need to propel change. As organizations grow, the mission is seemingly the primary driver behind recruiting support. However, don’t assume the mission alone will sustain that connection—organizations should never lose sight of customer experience. Though nonprofits tend to speak less about branding than for-profits do, they’re still bound by branding rules.

How to Identify the Right Partner for Employee Matching Gifts Programs

Connection Cafe

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The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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5 Practical Reasons Why You Fail To Get Digital Marketing Results

Nonprofits Source

According to industry research , 63% of marketers say generating traffic and leads to their website is their top marketing challenge. Meanwhile, 40% say they struggle to prove the ROI of their digital marketing initiatives.

Facebook Live: A Tool for Parent Mobilization and Engagement in Diverse Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Momsrising continues to forge ahead with innovative and effective ways to use social media for engagement and results. Here’s a guest post that shares how they are using Facebook Live.

10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

Everyaction

In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth , researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs.

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3 Nonprofit Newsletters You Need in Your Inbox

NonProfit Hub

It can be tough to convince yourself to subscribe to a newsletter—especially if you already have dozens of them flooding your inbox each week. But there are reasons why we and millions of others subscribe: they provide useful, concise information; we know when to expect them; they can be sleek and pretty. It seems like just about every company on the planet has a newsletter now-a-days, but there are some that are just plain better. Here are a few of our favorites. Chronicle of Philanthropy.

When Worlds Collide: Major Gifts and Direct Marketing Team Up to Maximize Mid-Level Donors

Connection Cafe

Four years ago, the only thing major gifts officers and direct marketing teams shared was the office bathroom.

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5 Tech-Savvy Fundraising Strategies for Your Next Event

John Haydon

One of the most tried and true fundraising strategies for most nonprofits is events. But are you getting the most out of your events? After all, the people who attend are your most important supporters. These people give you their time – something they’ll never get back.

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Franchise Opportunities Marketing

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Franchises need to know that their advertisements are reaching potential local customers, and that is why franchise opportunities marketing is so important. We have all of the personnel, services, and tools that you need to grow your online marketing business.

Age of Automation and Nonprofits: Hiv.Gov ChatBot, Bots in Workplace, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here is a recent roundup of articles, blog posts, and research on the “Age of Automation” and what it means for nonprofits.

These 5 Website Mistakes Could be Costing You Donors

Everyaction

Online giving has seen consistent year over year growth, but 66% of nonprofits are worried that they are missing out on opportunities for digital fundraising. By avoiding these five common mistakes, you can ensure that your organization isn't leaving any money on the table.

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group. If your nonprofit is serious about long-term sustainability, succession planning needs to be part of the overall plan for the organization.

6 Tactics for Increasing Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

According to the most recent Fundraising Effectiveness Report , nonprofits claimed a 45.5% donor retention rate in 2017. In other words, of all the donors who made a gift to a particular nonprofit in 2016, only 45.5% made another gift during 2017.

Facebook for Associations: Build a Community for Your Nonprofit with These 5 Best Practices

Wild Apricot Blog

Want to start harnessing the power of Facebook for associations? Here are the five best practices you need to apply to your nonprofit's Facebook strategy today. facebook-for-nonprofits facebook-for-associations

Enterprise Architecture: Core Competencies To Understand First

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

According to the latest updates and the knowledge procured, enterprise architecture is known to use transparency as the major starting point for improving the structure and even coherence of the said firm.

The Well-Being & Equity Bridging (WEB) Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The last few months I have been honored to serve on a team as a trainer, a team lead by Leadership Learning Community with the purpose to activate a network focused on the intersectionality of equity, well-being, and health.

Staying Cool: 5 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat While Doing Voter Outreach

Everyaction

Non-partisan civic engagement efforts are so important to the health of our democracy, but how do you protect your canvassers from the record-breaking summer heat? Here are five tips for keeping you and your canvassers safe while they're engaging voters and knocking doors. Stay hydrated. Make sure that you and your canvassers have access to plenty of cold water. The key is to drink as soon as you become thirsty.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Understanding SEO in 2018

SocialFish

Scroll down for some of the real gold. See here for the full intro and explanation. Photo by Marten Newhall on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

From self-driving cars to artificial intelligence, we live in a period marked by rapid innovation and change. Now couple the accelerating pace of change with increasing pressures from funders to spend fewer dollars on overhead, and the fact becomes clear: we need to find new ways of doing things!