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End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns that Will Rock Your World


End-of-year is a very busy time for fundraisers. Many will eventually be pushed out the door with the hope of great results. Competition.

Google + Nonprofit Brand Pages

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Why does Google + launch new stuff when I’m on a book deadline !! It can also distract you from your priority to do list. Wait for maturation?

HOW TO: Create a Google+ Page for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Exciting news! Nonprofits can now create a “ Page ” on Google+. Login to your personal Google+ account. e-Newsletter.



You will recognize CommPartners as the company that we have been working with closely to bring you our Think Tank webinar series. Cheers!!

Participant Value After the Event

Connection Cafe

Author: Katie Beth DeSchepper. These key points were recently shared in the Peer-to-Peer Benchmark Study released earlier this year.

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Getting in on the Act: New Report on Participatory Arts Engagement

Museum 2.0

It is framed as a kind of study guide; pop-outs provide questions that tease out opportunities and tensions in the narrative.

How To Recognize Great Content Curation: Curating Curators

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Content curation: Best practices. View more presentations from Trafalgar Communications. Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for finding this deck). Content

Being a social organization means being generative.


Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can be more GENERATIVE in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World.

Getting Meta: Inviting the Community to Drive the Community Builder Chats

Amy Sample Ward

I wanted to let the community lead, and if the community didn’t need me moderating a chat, then I wasn’t going to force it! Timing. Topics.

13 Women Changing the World

Have Fun - Do Good

Today I saw a blog post on Twitter about 10 Men with the Capacity to Change the World. and 2. Halle Butvin Founder and Director, One Mango Tree.

How to use LinkedIn Pages for Nonprofits (video)

John Haydon

A LinkedIn guide for nonprofits. Noland recently published the LinkedIn Log – a guide to help orgs get more out of LinkedIn.

30 Super Useful Nonprofit Hashtags – Twitter Chats, Too!


By Kerri Karvetski, Owner, Company K Media. Twitter really shines as a communications tool when you use it with hashtags. Hashtags are words or phrases prefixed with the hash symbol (#), #justinbeiber for example. My absolute favorite nonprofit hashtag is #nptech because it consistently yields good results. activism. advocacy. causes. charity.

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Nonprofit Webinars: Strong Connections

Amy Sample Ward

Date : November 9, 2011, 3 pm EST. Location : Online. Topic : Strong Connections: Linking your strategy, to goals, to data. Description : When it comes to social media, email marketing, or even online engagement in general, we often have a feeling when things are going well or when they aren’t. Related Links : Nonprofit Webinars. Recording.

Making a Case for New Technology – Determine the Risks

Vertex Systems

This is PART 4 of Making a Business Case for Technology Purchases for Non-Profits – PART 1 is here, PART 2 is here, Part 3 is here. One of the biggest concerns many of our customers have had when … Continue reading →

Steal My Idea, Please! Why An Open Source Attitude Can Make Apps Go Viral


Last week I got ripped off, but for the first time, I’m happy about it. Earlier this week, the world turned 7 billion. Yes, 7 billion people.

Seven Random Metrics to Improve Your Nonprofit's Communications


We'd also love to hear about your favorite metrics. Share with us, and we'll pick a commenter at random to win a prize. E-mail Metrics. Web Analytics.

How to create a Google Plus Business Page (video)

John Haydon

Yesterday Google released their business profile page , which includes many of the features that Google Plus profiles have.

Pulitzer and the Pedestal – Or Why Crowdfunding Needs Influencer Marketing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by PeterJBellis. Guest post by Jesse Noyes. The outlook for the Statue of Liberty was bleak in 1885. Except for Joseph Pulitzer.

IMPORTANT: Only 5 days left until Give2TheMax Day!!


Have you marked your calendar – November 9 – for Give2TheMax Day ? Dreams For Kids. Boys Town. ” Latin-American Youth Center.

Seven Tips to Optimize Your Twitter Page


By William Naylor, Client Support and Training, thedatabank. Make sure that your organization is using its name, or a commonly used nickname/acronym.

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Your nonprofit’s massive marketing advantage

John Haydon

Don’t assume that brands and for-profits have an advantage online just because they have more money than you. But you have what they really want!

Target moments

Steve Bridger

I couldn’t help notice this exchange earlier this afternoon between Tony Wang (who manages the Twitter office in London) and Jamie Oliver.

Tips for Improving Board Effectiveness

Wild Apricot Blog

Is your Board spending time looking back instead of moving forward? Here are some tips and resources to help improve Board effectiveness. Volunteers leadership Associations

Twelve Ways You Can Make Your Campaign Stronger


By Farra Trompeter, Vice President, Big Duck. As a nonprofit fundraiser, this is my favorite time of year. While others make vacation plans, I work with my colleagues to devise exciting integrated fundraising campaigns for nonprofit organizations. Identify and prioritize your goals. Find the biggest news in your space. Do they open every email?

Four Types of Facebook Cause Marketing Campaigns

John Haydon

In this white paper, Megan outlines four types of cause marketing that brands and nonprofits have implemented on Facebook: 1. Like for Donation.

#Occupy Nature


It does not matter if you choose to take to the streets, the #Occupy Movement has captured the imagination of everyone, and is not going away any time soon. The #Occupy prompt has firmly become an iconic directive that gives voice to a wide range of concerns: from corporate bastions, to conceptual ideals, to icons of popular culture.

User-Generated Content: Ask Your Questions on Nonprofits Live!

Tech Soup Blog

Nonprofits Live: User-Generated Content Thursday, November 17, 10 a.m. Pacific time Hashtag: #NPLive RSVP. Are you considering a photo or video campaign for your organization? RSVP now to join us for the next episode of Nonprofits Live on user-generated content and explore the process of creating media opportunities with your community.

NTEN Is Hiring an Educational Program Manager


Flickr photo by leighblackall By the end of 2011, NTEN will have produced over 100 educational webinars and 3 in-person local events, with many more in 2012. The NTC is just 146 days away. NTEN Programs are growing and so is the Program Team to support it. So, I'm thrilled to announce a job opening for NTEN’s Educational Program Manager.

Lame spam of the day: USPS Delivery Confirmation

Robert Weiner

Like the American Airlines spam , this one didn't bother to include any graphics to make it look official. Further, it shows plainly that the link goes to (note that the domain is Some scammers are just lazy. Sender: Subject: Delivery Confirmation. Label Number: 7007 3912 0928 2345 2874.

A little rap on the knuckles…


OK, people. You’re not filling out our cute polls about Social CRM use cases. Use Case 2: Socializing educational content for member retention.

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Need Some Help Getting Started?

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some new resources for Wild Apricot users. Our new Start-up Guides offer overviews of our Membership Management Software as well as all of the individual modules including: Membership Management, Website and Events. Resources events Membership management website builder Wild Apricot

Cloud Security: Don't Confuse Security and Control


By Tal Frankfurt, CEO, Cloud for Good. Recently, I received an urgent call from the director of a small nonprofit organization. I had spoken with her almost 6 months ago about the possibility of migrating their organization to the cloud. The vast majority of their board members agreed that "the cloud is too dangerous, it is not secure." Backups.

Online Community Meetup Recap: Engaging Voters with Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

Greg Ligon, our guest blogger for the latest Online Community Meetup, is an online communications professional with experience in building.

Bringing “NOW Generation” Leaders to the Forefront

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Jessie Singer , Executive Director. Dysart Community Center. We bring innovative solutions to community’s toughest problems. Get another!