Sat.Jan 07, 2017 - Fri.Jan 13, 2017

Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017

Connection Cafe

It’s a new year and that means a new, comprehensive benchmark report on the performance of nonprofits using Luminate Online. Just between us, I’ve grown to love analytics. After working in digital fundraising and marketing for over 8 years, I’ve learned the power of numbers.

2017 Social Media Cheat Sheet – Updated!


Tip o’ the hat to Matt Banner at OnBlastBlog. Thanks for sending this along! photo credit ). Content Strategy Cool Social Tools Implementation Potluck

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A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License. This year, I was really looking forward to taking a holiday break and not feel stressed about deadlines, tasks, or the never ending parade of meeting requests and emails. I’m overwhelmed getting back into the daily grind, how about you?

7 Ways to Make 2017 A Happy Healthy Year for You and Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

We are all familiar with the tradition of making a New Year’s resolution where we promise to start a self-improvement habit or stop an unhealthy one. But what if everyone in your nonprofit pledged to initiate an activity that promoted organizational well-being and resulted in improved productivity?

7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Connection Cafe

Oftentimes, visuals can speak louder than words. Whether it’s a picture of people being served or a colorful chart showing the total funds raised, visuals can strike a chord that words alone often miss.

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

Connection Cafe

When you decide to integrate new technology in your organization, you may have a good idea about what you want that technology to do, you may even have leads about who makes it – but how can you be sure you’ve found the perfect partner to initiate and implement new solutions for your organization?

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23


Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? Would you please share this with any other community managers (and friends of CM’s) that you know?

Succession Planning for the Next Generation of Leadership

NonProfit Hub

I always find it a little funny when I hear someone say, “The future is now.”. My immediate thought tends to be, “ But what does that even mean?” Frankly, it sounds like somebody is trying to be a little too philosophical.

Grantseeking in 2017: Know the Scene — Demonstrate Inclusion

Tech Soup Blog

In my last blog I talked a bit about transparency and how it will apply to organizations seeking grant awards in 2017. In this post I would like to share my thinking around the importance of demonstrating to the grantmaker that your organization reaches out to, and includes, varying cultures.

Four Things that Turned This Association’s Annual Conference into a Member Recruiting Machine

Wild Apricot Blog

For many associations the annual conference is the biggest event of the year. But, what many associations don’t realize is that the annual conference can also be their biggest member recruiter. Here's how one association uses its annual conference to add hundreds of members each year.

Hot Association Social Media Jobs This Week – January 13


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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Social Impact Investments

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Bayan Dwaik Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. What criteria should nonprofits consider before accepting a social impact investment?

Grantseeking in 2017: Know the Scene — Be Bold!

Tech Soup Blog

My final blog post concerning themes grantseekers should understand in 2017 is about being bold. It is time to experiment with new ways of solving social or environmental problems. To use a much overused word, it is time to think innovatively.

Continued Success: Refocusing for the New Year

NonProfit Hub

Congratulations on your successful end-of-year fundraising campaign! After all the hard work put into the final fundraising push of the year, you definitely deserved that extra plate at Christmas dinner and the extra drink (or drinks ) on New Year’s Eve – cheers.

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5 Facebook Marketing Tips for Nonprofits


Nonprofit organizations need online exposure for a multitude of reasons… one of which is to secure funding. Whether you need to make a few simple tweaks to your current page or perform a complete overhaul, these Facebook marketing techniques will help get your page seen.

Join the Trend: Six Ways to Discover Hot Topics for Your WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

One of the biggest obstacles bloggers encounter—whether they’re on the WordPress platform or not—is how to create content that is based on currently trending topics. Indeed, being able to stay on top of what people want to read can mean the difference between a site that receives heavy and consistent traffic and one that wallows in obscurity.

Grantseeking in 2017: Know the Scene — Transparency Rules

Tech Soup Blog

For the past nine years, my husband and I have spent the winter months in Baja, Mexico. After 40 years in Alaska, we figure we can handle a few warm winters.

8 Research-Backed Ways To Improve Marketing For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

Marketing can feel like an uphill battle. The constant pressure to create engaging content to reach members can test even the most seasoned of professionals. But, the truth is marketing for nonprofits doesn’t have to be an insurmountable challenge.

The Nature Conservancy Grew Its Mobile List 800% with One Simple Change

Mobile Commons

Sometimes the greatest successes are inspired by first coming up short. That’s exactly what happened to Ethan Kearns, Mobile Manager at The Nature Conservancy , who didn’t quite meet his 2015 mobile goals. “We We had a target in 2015 to grow our mobile list from 5,000 people to 15,000 people.

Picture Perfect: How to Remedy the Most Common WordPress Image Issues

Byte Technology

WordPress experts and website designers are constantly reinforcing to their clients the importance of having great imagery on their pages. After all, nothing grabs a visitor’s or user’s attention like compelling photos, infographics and like: they draw the reader in and foster a desire for further exploration while adding to the overall visual appeal of your site. However, imagery doesn’t always cooperate, especially for beginners to the WordPress platform.

Favorite Software and Hardware for Museums and History Organizations

Tech Soup Blog

Get the tech you need to realize your mission! TechSoup offers many donated and discounted products for nonprofit museums and history organizations, such as historical sites and societies, of every type. Here's our guide to what's most popular with our over 8,000 museum TechSoup members.

Against Participation

Museum 2.0

At first, I thought it was a joke. A colleague at UC Santa Cruz asked me to participate in a social practice symposium called Against Participation.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Understanding the New Era of Mobile Messaging “Businesses across multiple vertical sectors like financial, retail and healthcare are increasingly turning to SMS.”

How To Hold Effective Brainstorming Sessions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have lots of ideas. So, be sure you provide the forums and mechanisms for your employees to share their ideas with you. Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas.

Discover Your One Word To Leave A Legacy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You've likely selected your New Year's resolutions and set some goals for 2017. I have. However, I just discovered and read the new book, Life Word , and now I'm going to select my one Life Word. The one word that as the book authors say will significantly impact my life and legacy.

10 Leadership Quotes By John C. Maxwell

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some of my favorites quotes from John C. Maxwell's book, The 5 Levels of Leadership -- a book I believe should be a must-read for any workplace/organizational leader : Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team. Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others. Leadership is action, not position.