October, 2018

Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am incredibly excited to let you know that earlier this month we announced that Betsy Beaumon , Benetech’s current president, will be taking over as CEO of Benetech. Betsy is a recognized social entrepreneur who has dedicated much of her career to changing the world with software. Our board and I are looking forward to Betsy leading Benetech to even greater impact.

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GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: GivingTuesday India. In the US, GivingTuesday is after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday and marks the start of the year-end giving.

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6 Reasons Why People Do Not Give to Charity

Nonprofit Tech for Good

7,106 people worldwide participated in the survey for the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. Of those, 1,049 responded that they had not given to charity within the last 12 months.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not.

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Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

Museum 2.0

Two years ago, our team at the MAH embarked on our most challenging co-creation project ever. We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. Short story: we learned a lot.

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4 bbcon Takeaways for Philanthropic Organizations to Power 2019 Planning

Connection Cafe

It has been almost three weeks since we concluded bbcon 2018 in Orlando, and we’re still wrapping our head around the terrific content seen and inspiring conversations overheard amongst over 2,000 attendees from across the social, private and public sectors.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner! Whether you’re still putting together your plan, or just double checking to make sure that everything is ready to go, here are seven tips to decrease your stress and increase your fundraising this year.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Tap Into the Power of App and Web-based Push Notifications

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Sajan Devshi from Learndojo , a nonprofit educational website that specializes in providing free A-level and GCSE resources to students, teachers, and parents.

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How to Hold Volunteers Accountable

NonProfit Hub

For many of us, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organizations. They staff our fundraisers, set up for our events, spread the word in our communities and so much more. In some cases, nonprofits are run entirely by volunteers.

5 Steps to Turning Strangers Into Members and Members Into Advocates

Wild Apricot Blog

Follow these five steps from marketing strategist Amy Jacobus to bring your potential supporters down the marketing funnel and turn them into raving fans

3 Tips to Get Millennials to “Look Down” on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

As a New Yorker, walking around New York City has become a real-life video game. From navigating the crowds to bumping into someone who is unaware of their surroundings or trying to take a picture, a simple walk to the corner store has become a game of duck and weave.

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The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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Recap: Twitter #GivingTuesdayMyths Chat Hosted by Salesforce Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday Allison Fine and I participated in a chat hosted by the Salesforce Foundation and moderated by Emily Goodstein on the topic “GivingTuesday Myths.”

5 Ways to Use Social Media to Raise More Money at Year-end

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell , a social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

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Should Your Nonprofit Start a Print Publication?

NonProfit Hub

Digital communication is convenient, but there’s something personal and unique about holding a print publication in your hands now-a-days. You may have to carve out a little extra room in your budget, but usually it’s worth it.

Facebook Groups for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know

John Haydon

Tired of the lackluster response on Facebook because you’re struggling to get your nonprofit’s posts to even show up in your followers’ feeds? Well, you’re not alone.

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How Cross-Sector Collaboration is Helping Fight Youth Unemployment in Boston

Connection Cafe

Where does your organization sit in your community? Have you interacted with your local government, or spoken to your peers about their programs? Do you have a pulse on what the most pressing local needs are at this moment?

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

Trainer’s Notebook: #Tech2Empower Peru

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Greetings from Cusco, Peru! I am honored to be working with Wake International on their Tech2Empower Program in Cusco, Peru.

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3 Must-Know Stats about Gen Z Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand.

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7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and you can’t escape the smell of bonfire no matter where you go—it must be fall!

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Top Facebook Blunders That Hurt Year-End Fundraising

John Haydon

Can you believe it? Summer flew by, and now we’re headed right into year-end fundraising season. If you’re like most nonprofits, you will raise most of your money during the last three months of the year, particularly between Thanksgiving and December 31st when the big ball drops.

Pro Bono Perspectives: Advice from Social Good Leaders

Connection Cafe

This September, Common Impact launched a new podcast designed to inspire positive social action by sharing the personal and professional journeys of everyday leaders.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: When United Way Worldwide colleague Neil Parekh shared this piece earlier this week, I asked if he would publish as a guest post on my blog. I know it was a difficult piece for Neil to write and appreciate him sharing this. TRIGGER WARNING.

Great News! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report Has Secured Sponsorship

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As production begins on the fourth edition of the Global NGO Technology Report , Nonprofit Tech for Good is thrilled to announce that a new sponsor has been secured.

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The Best Nonprofit Media Campaigns of 2018 (So Far)

NonProfit Hub

As the end of 2018 approaches, we’ve gathered a collection of the best nonprofit media campaigns from the first 10 months of the year. Whether these organizations are raising money, spreading awareness or trying to create a movement, they’ve all put a unique spin on traditional mass media marketing.

Why Marketing Doesn’t Grow Communities (And Three Things You Can Do Instead)

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn to grow your membership more easily with these three strategies from membership expert Joy Duling

Bringing Up the Next Generation of Faithful Supporters

Connection Cafe

This past summer, I was fortunate enough to acquire tickets to the PGA Championship in Charlotte. My husband and I made plans to go for the day and our 4-year-old son would spend the day with his grandparents.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote.

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AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. Most recently, we co-wrote an op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on the age of automation and it implications for fundraisers.

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5 Ways Online Collaboration Can Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katherine Turner , Digital Marketing Specialist at Cureo , a nonprofit collaboration software that helps nonprofits and communities work better, together.

The Pros and Cons of Nonprofit Grants

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Whenever I find myself with a few hours of free time, I like to consult nonprofit professionals to help make their organizations more robust and self-sufficient.

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34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in the month of November

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Turkey and Twitter: Birds of a Feather on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

I just confirmed my dog sitter for Thanksgiving, which means I’m set to make the trip to my parents’ house and enjoy the holiday with my family. I’m a car-free city dweller and where my parents live isn’t exactly easy to get to—so this takes some planning. My nephews will also be visiting.

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation.

Importance of digital media marketing

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you understand the importance of digital marketing and looking for a professional agency that offers best digital marketing and reputation management services to generate more leads and increase ROI for your business then you should only take on the services of the best digital marketing agency.