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Josh, a new indie feature film set in Pakistan

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night, Virginia and I were in a packed auditorium at Stanford watching a preview screening of a terrific new indie feature film, Josh. Josh ??? Against the Grain), the first feature film by director Iram Parveen Bilal, is set in modern-day Pakistan. Although the movie touches on many social justice issues, Iram made it clear that she didn't want to make another documentary about Pakistan. She succeeds in showing us, rather than telling, something true and challenging.

3 Easy Ways to Sell More Tickets

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits sell tickets to shows, fundraising events, classes, and more. From my years of event marketing, here are three tips for selling more tickets to your audience. Acquisition Service Delivery Arts & Cultural event fundraising tips Event Marketing ticket sales

2012 Year-End Fundraising Email Analysis

NetWits

Despite the trend that additional emails have helped increase the total number of transactions without compromising open rates, the 2012 results told a slightly different story. Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising eMail marketing end of year fundraising fundraising online giving

Vine Video App

NCE Social Media

Last week Twitter made public the newest must-have “Killer App” – Vine. It is a tool that allows you to record 6 second video clips on your smartphone. You can post them to Twitter in addition to Vine.

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Social DRM: It’s About Equal Access for All

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Gerardo Capiel, Benetech's VP, Engineering One of the highlights of my meeting circuit each year is the O’Reilly Tools of Change conference in New York City. There is no better place to engage with colleagues about new technologies, changing business models, fresh ideas, and shared standards.

Acquisition Trends and New Donor Stewardship

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits need resources to accomplish their mission and can’t just watch their donor file shrink. Well, there are a number of steps that fundraisers should take. Acquisition Fundraising Retention Donor Acquisition donor retention fundraising

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Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive

NetWits

The mobile buzzword of the year is "responsive design." Let's dive into this term and discover what responsive design is all about, why it is important for nonprofits and what your alternatives are if responsive design is not the best fit for your organization. Interactive Mobile Nonprofit web design Nonprofit websites responsive design

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How Algorithms Changed the World

SocialFish

Geeky, and awesome. See here for more explanation of each of the five alogrithms depicted here. An infographic by the team at College Degree Search. ——— ( photo credit ). Potluck

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Gartner’s 2013 Technology Trends and Why You Should Care

Connection Cafe

For some reading this, you’re probably wondering who this “Gartner” is and why … Cloud Computing Mobile Computing #nptech mobile apps

Mayrie ReNae Annual Valentine's Day Scholarship

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last November, Mayrie ReNae, a beloved colleague and part of our Bookshare extended community, passed away after a battle with cancer. Mayrie was a Bookshare member, volunteer and staff person, who contributed hundreds of books to the Bookshare collection and provided invaluable guidance to our volunteer crew for many years. This week, in remembrance of her birthday, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Mayrie ReNae Annual Valentine's Day Scholarship.

Facebook users' donations through JustGiving increased by more than 40 per cent last year

AFP Blog

Facebook users' donations through JustGiving increased by more than 40 per cent last year : Jonathan Waddingham, JustGiving's social and labs product manager, says charities should make spontaneous giving 'as frictionless as possible' The amount of money given by Facebook users through the online donation website JustGiving increased by more than 40 per cent in 2012, new figures show. Data from JustGiving shows that 1.8

Clarity, Control, and Performance Reviews

SocialFish

Social media has thrived under the mantra “Clarity over control.” ” In Humanize , Maddie and I make the argument that we should be applying that principle (and others from social media) to the way we lead and manage our organizations.

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Efficiency: Bend With Your Knees

Connection Cafe

I've created a list of tips for efficiency which even I can follow. Fundraising Stewardship Online Fundraising productivity

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MagnaFlyer: New Tech Helping People with Central Vision Loss

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

For more than 20 years I’ve worked to harness the power of technology to do social good. One area I’ve had the pleasure to focus a great deal of time and energy on is helping to improve the lives of people with vision impairments. So for me, it was incredibly cool to be introduced to a new piece of technology that has a clever and (as far as I know) new approach to making information accessible to people with vision impairments. It’s called MagnaFlyer.

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Who owns your social media account and community when you resign? | memeburn

AFP Blog

Who owns your social media account and community when you resign? memeburn

Humanize this.

SocialFish

Interested in the the global conversation around Humanize-related themes? Follow our Scoopit page. Want to nudge your culture and processes in the right direction to succeed in a social world? Bring us in. Humanize

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Put the “C,” “R,” and “M” back in your CRM

Connection Cafe

Constituent. Relationship. Management. As you move into 2013, make sure that the three key tenants of CRM are present in your day-to-day business. CRM Planning #nptech Blackbaud data management nonprofit

March 26 Webinar: Facebook and Facebook Apps for Nonprofits :: Beginner/Intermediate

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Winter Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. View: All Webinars for Nonprofits.

Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes

AFP Blog

Facebook Tests Giving Platform - TheNonProfitTimes : Facebook Tests Giving Platform - 01/24/2013 Facebook rolled out an experimental giving platform that allows users to donate $25 to any of a dozen charities. The social networking platform might expand the program later in 2013. For many people on Facebook, it might be the first time they’re considering a contribution or have discovered the work of a nonprofit.

FAO: Manufacturing Associations

SocialFish

We’re working with the National Association of Manufacturers on a quarterly webcast series with the NAM’s chief economist, Dr Chad Moutray. Our role is to monitor the internal chat and integrate the discussion with Twitter.

Sustained Giving: Systematizing Donor Loyalty

Connection Cafe

If an organization hasn’t implemented a system to encourage sustaining support, they might be relying too heavily on assuming donors will respond to frequent solicitations. Annual Fund Direct Mail Fundraising Sustained Giving Online Fundraising

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January 23 Webinar: Online Fundraising and e-Newsletters for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: $50 or Winter Webinar Special. How to Register: Sign up ! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. View: All Webinars for Nonprofits.

7 Places To Watch Videos On Vine, Even If You Don't Have The App | Fast Company

AFP Blog

7 Places To Watch Videos On Vine, Even If You Don't Have The App | Fast Company : 7 Places To Watch Videos On Vine, Even If You Don't Have The App By Christina Chaey | February 1, 2013 Thanks to Vine, there are more websites than ever that let you watch videos of strangers

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LAST CHANCE to bring SocialFish in at 2012 rates

SocialFish

Are you an association or nonprofit who’s been doing social media work for a while? Do you need a “gut check” to make sure you’re on the right track? Do you need recommendations for growth or infrastructure improvements?

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6 Ways Nonprofits Learn from Affordable Losses or Little Bets To Improve Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Best moment of #MIForum ?Lifting Lifting my arms and voices to say “I FAILED, NOW LETS MOVE ON.”Led ”Led by @ kanter. Wendy Hanamura (@WHanamura) January 25, 2013.

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Build Long-Term Engagement to Set Yourself up for Big Bang Wins

Mobile Commons

A mobile messaging campaign can lead to huge payoffs at make-or-break moments… but only if you’ve already laid the groundwork. In this webinar, Sam McKelvie walks you through how to take concrete steps today to set yourself up for “Big Bang” wins down the road.

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The value of Facebook Likes for nonprofits in 2013 - Small Act

AFP Blog

The value of Facebook Likes for nonprofits in 2013 - Small Act : hen I set out to write this post I thought I would present some resounding evidence that would debunk all of the myths associated with calculating the worth of a Facebook like. I realized in my research that there are some folks smarter and more articulate than me that have already done the leg-work.

MUST REGISTER: xPotomac

SocialFish

You coming? We’ll be there!! xPotomac , a fab conference featuring leading voices in the field of digital media & communication, is coming up on February 25 , at the Source Theatre, at 1835 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009.

How To Make Content Creation More Efficient: Use An Idea Dashboard

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Been thinking a lot about of the work processes around creating content and measuring its against outcomes this week. One idea that came up in my post earlier this week about creating and measuring content , was the concept of an idea dashboard. This post takes it a bit deeper.

Mobile Marketing 101: Why You Need a Mobile Campaign Today

Mobile Commons

What exactly is mobile marketing – and why should you start a campaign today? In this webinar, our own Michael Sabat breaks down the stats and insights at the heart of mobile. A Mobile Commons campaign can lead to 99% open rates and a 10x increase in conversion rates.

Short Story Shorter: The Most Creative Uses Of Vine (So Far) | Co.Create: Creativity Culture Commerce

AFP Blog

Short Story Shorter: The Most Creative Uses Of Vine (So Far) | Co.Create: Creativity Culture Commerce

Developing a Participatory, Provocative History Project at a Small Museum in Minnesota: Interview with Mary Warner

Museum 2.0

Earlier this year, I was fascinated to read the account of a participatory project at the Morrison County Historical Society in Minnesota, in which community members were invited to write essays about “what’s it like” to have various life experiences in the County.

Liberating Nonprofit Data for Greater Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In a report entitled Information for Impact: Liberating Nonprofit Sector Data, authors Beth Novek and Daniel Goroff address the challenges of obtaining better, more usable data on the nonprofit sector to match the field’s growing importance.

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A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

Have Fun - Do Good

Need a little pick me up? Watch A Pep Talk from Kid President from SoulPancake. If you've already seen it, watch it again (: Tweet Hat tip to Matt Fitzgerald & Rachel Weidinger for sharing it with me

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#SMoP-ping Up Nonprofit Social Media Angst | Stanford Social Innovation Review

AFP Blog

#SMoP-ping Up Nonprofit Social Media Angst | Stanford Social Innovation Review : It’s not about the tools; it’s about relationships and what is possible.

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Infographic: How To Create An Awesome Meme

Frogloop

Telling a good story is important to moving people into action. Amy Sample Ward and I talk about this in our book Social Change Anytime Everywhere , which is coming out next month.

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Why I Use Pen and Paper Notebooks AND Digital Tools To Take Notes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Alexandra Samuel, wrote a provocative post on the HBR blog titled, “ Dear Colleague, Put Down Your Notebook ” where she makes an argument for switching to digital note taking tools like Evernote is more efficient than taking notes on paper.