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Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails


Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy. But how do you keep track of them? Email Design. Validate your code.

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Three Reasons Kids Need Digital Literacy and Citizenship Education

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by WhiteAfrican. Note from Beth: By the time you read this post, I’ll be in the air enroute to Rwanda for a training project.

The Case for Building a Fiercely Loyal Community


This is a guest post by Sarah Robinson, President and CEO of Sarah Robinson Co. You can learn more about Sarah and Fierce Loyalty at [link].

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“Be the Change You Wish to See in the World”

Connection Cafe

Author: Vinay Bhagat. Today, Friday May 4, 2012, is my last day at Convio. I struggled as to what I should write, in this, my last public address. In the end I decided to reflect on my favorite quote by Mahatma Gandhi, “be the change you wish to see in the world,” as I feel it encapsulates the Convio story very well. Stay tuned!

Reaching Millennials Through Email


The conversation on email’s demise and how Millennial’s refuse to use it continues to be debated.

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10 Things To Consider in a CRM


PublishDate: May 2012. Author: Laura S. Quinn. Constituent Relationship Management systems allow you to track a 360 degree view of all your interactions with constituents. What’s more, all the available options—including, CiviCRM, SugarCRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM—are relatively inexpensive for nonprofits, or even free.

Attention Data Nerds: Nonprofits Miss Out on the Power of LinkedIn: Learn How to Tap It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: By the time you are reading, I’ll probably have been on a jet plane for far longer than I want to be and maybe have landed in Rwanda. Once I recover from the journey, expect read reports about the Networked NGO in Rwanda and use of social media to support Women’s Rights organizations. Find out how easy it is.

How’s your community manager doing?


Rachel Happe has a really important post at the Community Roundtable about the lack of support she’s seeing for community managers.

Six Creative Ways To Use Photos To Increase Engagement On Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

It’s also the reason why Facebook redesigned Pages to the new Timeline layout: People Love Pictures. Post Big Photos. Use Reddit. Use Pinterest.

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Giving Feedback: A Starting Point


And giving feedback is one of the specific skills that nonprofit managers seem especially weak at. Trends nptech

Book: The Network Weaver Handbook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My friend and colleague, June Holley , has written a much anticipated book, The Network Weaver Handbook. Order it here.

The Impact of the Social Customer: Changing Your Organization from the Inside Out


I have been watching the Twitter stream and man, there are some awesome social marketing-related presentations there. Enjoy. Humanize

27 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Facebook Page

John Haydon

Network for Good hosted a webinar yesterday where I presented 27 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Facebook Page.

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Year One as a Museum Director. Survived!

Museum 2.0

Today is my one-year anniversary as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. A year ago, I put my consultant hat on the shelf and decided to jump into museum management (a sentence I NEVER would have imagined writing five years ago). People are showing up, getting involved, and sharing their enthusiasm in droves.

Rwanda and Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

@ Rubsfido @ jfclearywisc social media ia a great platform for learning. Agnes Binagwaho (@agnesbinagwaho) April 30, 2012. Feed a child, feed a nation!

How To Plan a Successful Hybrid Program


Hybrid events are changing. They began as an alternative way to connect a remote audience to a live, in-person event. Do you have other tips to share?

Receiving the 2011 CASE Award for Enterprising Social Innovation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

CASE launched the ESI Award in 2009, and Benetech is proud to join the company of past award recipients.

2012 NTC Round-Up: Your Takeaways


After catching up on our email and our sleep post-2012 NTC, we started reading blog posts from attendees and speakers, and we've been amazed by the insights and ideas you all took away from the conference this year! We wanted to round up all your posts and resources in one place, so you can continue to collaborate and learn from each other.

Embracing Your Fearlessness at Nonprofit 2.0 Unconference


Nonprofits fear change. Unconference on June 15 th at SEIU's headquarters in Washington, DC from 8:30AM to 4:00PM. There will be no powerpoints.

How to Add a Subscribe Button to your YouTube Videos (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

Getting subscribers attention while they’re watching. The same is true with your YouTube video. Creating CTAs with YouTube annotations.

Keeping Your Data Safe in the Cloud


PublishDate: May 2012. Author: Jay Leslie. Many organizations question the security of information kept in the cloud. With a little planning, it’s possible to take advantage of the benefits offered by the cloud while making sure your organization’s data is as safe as is practically possible. You won’t have to reinvent the wheel. Identifying Threats.

Do It Yourself Cloud Databases


Eric Segal. President. Data Collaborative. With a Cloud Platform, you can build a web application that will allow you to enter the exact data that is appropriate for your program, and then produce the exact reports, charts, emails and other output that you need. Cloud database Infrastructure nptech nten IT Staff

Online Challenge Raises $2-Million for Charities That Aid Minorities - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Online Challenge Raises $2-Million for Charities That Aid Minorities - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : An online fundraising challenge to spur giving among minorities ended Thursday night after raising $2.2-million in just 10 days. The W.K.

Add Him to The List

Connection Cafe

Author: Gene Austin. Soon Convio will be acquired by Blackbaud and as a result the last few weeks have been filled with reflection. I realized that I have been working for almost three decades in the tech sector, and during that journey I have met many people that have influenced and shaped me as a leader. He is a true visionary.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival - Mobile-izing Supporters

Wild Apricot Blog

We're looking for submissions about mobile for nonprofits and membership organizations for the May Nonprofit Blog Carnival. mobile nonprofit blog carnival Non-profit technology Non-profit Communications

Upcoming Nonprofits Live on May 16: Gaming

Tech Soup Blog

Here at TechSoup, we believe game-based technologies can serve as powerful tools for advancing social action, civic engagement, and health for youth. Come watch TechSoup get its game on in this month's interactive Nonprofits Live: Gaming webinar on Wednesday, May 16, at 11 a.m. Expert Guests. Barry Joseph, Global Kids. RSVP to join today !

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Why I still auto-DM new followers on Twitter

John Haydon

So why do I still use one? I’ve been using this approach for over three years and on very rare occasions I’ll get a complaint.

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Why Experience Should Come Last When Hiring And Promoting

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Books For Managers Hiring Leadership Books Leadership General Management Skills

2 Nonprofit Benchmark Reports

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's an overview of the 2012 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report and the 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study. Non-profit research

Youth Programs Featured in TechSoup Global’s Local Impact Map

Tech Soup Blog

By far, the biggest set of stories are the ones from organizations that serve youth and children. Support for Autistic Children in the U.S.

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Is Cause Marketing Real Advocacy or Consumer Apathy at its Finest?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Audra Buras , Grants and Outreach Specialist, Program for Torture Victims. A lot of money. All signs point to yes.). Or bad thing?

United Way Community Leaders Conference


The UW Community Leaders Conference is under way right now in Nashville, TN. Participants include leaders from the private sector, elected officials, other non-profit organizations, and of course local United Ways across America. The focus? An appropriate focus, yes? What we learn, earn, and how well we live are so completely intertwined. Dr. W.

Top 5 Links on Apricot Jam

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a preview of the top 5 posts that we've bookmarked on Apricot Jam this week. Apricot Jam

AskIdealware: How Do I Draw On A Computer?


Hand-drawn images can add color and personality to your organization's website, blog and Facebook page, but how can you make them on a computer?