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The Perfect Volunteer Experience

VolunteerMark

In deference to Craig and Arianna, the popular SNL cheerleader skit from a few years back, I offer the PERFECT CHEER for the perfect volunteer experience. What made it perfect for me? The operation, the other volunteers, the environment, and most importantly, the leaders.

Mark your calendar: best conferences for nonprofits in 2015

EveryAction

Believe it or not, it''s already time to start planning for the wealth of marketing, education, and networking opportunities for nonprofits in 2015. nonprofit conferences

How to Send More Fundraising Emails and Maintain Conversion Rates

Connection Cafe

There were a number of interesting findings from the new Luminate Online Benchmark Report , released at BBCON. The report includes results from 794 nonprofits, including $1.27 billion in online donations, 18 million transactions and 7.6 billion emails sent from July 2013-June 2014.

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Infographic: The Right Crowdfunding Platform For Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

With #GivingTuesday only a few weeks away, chances are good your nonprofit is thinking about one thing, and one thing only. Fundraising. It’s true, the holiday season is the season of giving and that holds true in the nonprofit sector. The month of December alone comprised 19.5%

Do you fear or embrace disruptive change at your nonprofit?

VolunteerMark

Technological change is disruptive, and it can usher in a new era of nonprofit engagement and impact. This will only happen, however, to the extent that we in the nonprofit space learn to embrace change and accept it as the new normal.

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This is what's wrong with your nonprofit digital strategy

EveryAction

I’ve read and written hundreds of nonprofit digital strategy documents. As a former consultant for the nonprofit space, “I need to create a digital strategy” was something that I heard almost daily. The problem is that you don’t need a digital strategy. You need a strategy.

Tapping Giving USA Data for Year-Round Success

Connection Cafe

Each June, nonprofit and philanthropy leaders gather for the unveiling of what’s become an annual report card for charitable giving in America and, by extension, for fundraisers.

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Forget ice buckets - let's stop Ebola.

VolunteerMark

Ice buckets were great on the surface, but its time we started a campaign that requires sacrificial giving on the part of donors and volunteers. That''s why we at Volunteermark are calling on our community to STOP EBOLA. Read on to find out what we''re doing

Focus Group of One : Target Marketing

AFP Blog

Focus Group of One : Target Marketing : "If you''re sending your marketing campaigns without benefit of A/B or multi-variant testing—most companies admit to fewer than five tests per month—you are effectively acting as a focus group of one. You are assuming all of your constituents feel the same way about your campaign as you do. Big mistake." ''via Blog this

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How Healthy is your Nonprofit Website?

Connection Cafe

The end of the year is upon us, which means it’s time to start planning for 2015! This may seem like an overwhelming request since I’m sure most nonprofits are up to your ears in planning end-of-year campaigns, which most definitely deserve your attention.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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What Gets Your Online Community Buzzing?

TechImpact

For nonprofits, the best thing about the Internet, and social media in particular, is the ability to be involved in a community or conversation at all times.

Microsoft alumni group giving $175k to former employees' nonprofit ventures - GeekWire

AFP Blog

Microsoft alumni group giving $175k to former employees'' nonprofit ventures - GeekWire : "The Microsoft Alumni Foundation has announced new grants and matching funds totaling $175,000 for former employees whose philanthropy and nonprofit work has been recognized by the group for improving the lives of others." ''via Blog this

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The Future of CSR is People (Your People)

Connection Cafe

This post was originally published on Diplomatic Courier. . It wasn’t long ago that “CSR” was a CEO’s insider reference to a company’s charitable gifts, often to bolster its image and the bottom line.

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Book Review: Connecting to Change the World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost five years ago to the day, I was lucky enough to meet Peter Plastrik and Madeleine Taylor while I was Visiting Scholar at the Packard Foundation. Peter and Madeleine were the among the pioneers in writing about, designing, facilitating, and evaluating networks in the social impact space.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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SEO For Nonprofits: What You Really Need To Know | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

AFP Blog

SEO For Nonprofits: What You Really Need To Know | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology : "What are some things my nonprofit can do to start optimizing my website today? Great question, and probably the one we’re asked more than any other. Here are a few ideas to get you started on the road to optimization." ''via Blog this

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Do You Know What Your Data is Telling You?

Connection Cafe

“Big data” can help nonprofits predict future behavior precisely and provide an important competitive edge. But how do you prevent information overload and derive these insights efficiently? The key is to make “big data” more manageable.

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#IFC2014 International Fundraising Congress: Inspire, Connect, Transform

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Pamela Sutton-Legaud. I’m just back from a trip to Europe where I was part of the opening plenary at this year’s International Fundraising Congress outside of Amsterdam. (I

SEO For Nonprofits: What You Really Need To Know

TechImpact

SEO, or search engine optimization, is kind of like a mythical beast. It’s often talked about, yet it is difficult to exactly define and or be made tangible.

Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits

AFP Blog

2 AFP Blogs make the fall edition of this list. Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits : ''via Blog this

How Many Ingredients Go Into Your EOY Recipe?

Connection Cafe

I get this question a lot from my clients when they’re planning their end of year campaign , “What about Giving Tuesday? How do we incorporate that into EOY?” I imagine this is asked as someone is either pulling their hair out in frustration or taking another sip from their 3 rd cup of coffee.

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The Power of Our Collective Professional Networks and Transdisciplinarity Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca

AFP Blog

Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | Globalnews.ca : ''via Blog this

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Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter’s continuing education luncheons.

3 New Places To Recruit Volunteers

TechImpact

If your nonprofit uses volunteers, which it almost certainly does in some capacity, you’ve undoubtedly at times found it difficult to find volunteers.

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10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. More than two-thirds of its users log in every day and three-fourths do so on a mobile device. Without a doubt your nonprofit’s supporters use Facebook on a regular basis.

Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits

AFP Blog

2 AFP Blogs make the fall edition of this list. Top 150 Nonprofit Blogs - Top Nonprofits : ''via Blog this

5 Marketing Trends for 2015 That You Can’t Ignore

NonProfit Hub

Is your marketing strategy so last season? Update your marketing plan and maximize the impact that your dollars make in 2015 with these five significant trends. Mobile is hot. Still.

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Tech For Fundraising: What You Need To Know

TechImpact

Whether bringing clean drinking water to a third world country, or making it easier for other nonprofits to utilize technology, there is nothing more central to a nonprofit than its mission. It’s the reason we all wake up in the morning.

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7 Creative Ideas to Keep Your Nonprofit Mobile Subscribers Engaged

Mobile Commons

Running out of ideas for your text message campaign? Look no further! Getting creative with your mobile strategy will keep your subscribers invested in your organization and looking forward to your next text. Tell a story to share with friends.

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How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN

AFP Blog

How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN : "What if nonprofits and social enterprises had an affordable way to report real-time, large-scale data on their social impact? This question inspired Kopernik to create the "impact tracker technologies’" catalog in online and print forms. Organizations are under pressure to measure their performance and results.

How to Pick Yourself Up When You Feel Like You’re Not Making a Difference

NonProfit Hub

Josh is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub and is a thought leader at VolunteerMark , where they’re dedicated to maximizing the volunteer experience for nonprofits and for-profits alike. Josh writes on all things volunteer, corporate social responsibility and other purposeful musings.

You’re Not Too Busy for Social Media Marketing

SocialFish

Your website represents your products and services. Your Facebook page helps you connect with your customers. Your company’s LinkedIn profile connects you with vendors, industry contacts, and candidates.

Three Dos and Don’ts of Business Texting Etiquette

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is increasingly common in the workplace. Employees use their phones during work hours for personal and business use, job recruitment firms are using SMS to reach out to candidates , and some companies even use texts to broadcast important messages to their employees.

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg

AFP Blog

Ebola Fighters Enlist Texts in Bid to Curb Outbreak - Bloomberg : "Aid workers in Liberia tried out a new tool this week to contain the world’s worst Ebola outbreak: the text message." ''via Blog this