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Attitude of Gratitude: our Favorite #UNselfies from #GivingTuesday 2015


Ready or not, it's #GivingTuesday! The single busiest giving day of the year is here, and with it comes one of our favorite social media campaigns, the #UNselfie. social media #givingtuesday

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Grow 52%

Connection Cafe

The attention around #GivingTuesday 2015 reached record levels and online giving grew 52% compared to 2014. Blackbaud processed more than $39.6 million in online donations on #GivingTuesday 2015 and this surpassed all prior years since the movement began in 2012.

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Your Best Face Forward: How to Avoid the Most Common Non-Profit Website Mistakes

Byte Technology

If you’re a website designer, social media hawk or just a tuned in, living-on-line techie, chances are you’ve heard of and subscribe to the old adage that “you never get a second chance to make a first impression.”

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Museums Test New Ways to Captivate Patrons—With and Without Technology | Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

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3 Key Elements of a Digital Campaign Plan


Originally posted on the NTEN Connect blog on November 20, 2015. Campaigns are big, daunting undertakings. When you’re starting with a blank sheet of paper, it can be hard to know where to begin.

Your Big Chance to Recognize Your Best P2P Volunteer

Connection Cafe

As nonprofit staff, we’re committed to raising funds for our cause and we adore the events and peer-to-peer campaigns we work on. All the hours we spend pouring over acquisition data, obsessing over zip ties, and presiding over committee meetings is beyond worth it.

How to Remove a Nonprofit Board Member

NonProfit Hub

Behind involved, dedicated and committed board of directors, your nonprofit can achieve great things. However, when board members aren’t all pulling their weight, they can sink an organization.

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Texting Networks Bring Anonymous Help to Troubled Teens

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is the go-to means of communication for teenagers. Almost three-quarters of teens have access to a smartphone, and 80 percent of them say a phone number for texting is the first thing they share with new friends, according to the Pew Research Center Teens Relationships Survey.

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The BEST gift idea for your office!


Looking for an awesome gift for your colleagues, your boss or your Millennial staff? Look no further! Notter and Grant make a compelling case for why Millennials act as a secret decoder ring to help us understand what drives customers and employees in today’s business climate.

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#ThankYouWednesday After A Successful #GivingTuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday was the fourth Giving Tuesday , a global day of community-driven philanthropy. Today is ThankYouWednesday because it was a huge success, including financial with 52% increase in giving.

How to Fundraise with a Hot or Cold Board

NonProfit Hub

Denise McMahan is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and is the founder and publisher of where nonprofit leaders devour Page to Practice™ book summaries, author interviews and sticky applications from the must-read books they recommend. _.

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Top 3 Tips for Nonprofit Marketing Newbies

John Haydon

As a speaker and trainer, I often get asked about the best best tips for nonprofit marketing newbies. Where should they start from day one?

Would you join a Community Manager Association?


Maggie McGary posits the question on her blog [my bold]: How many associations pay not only ASAE dues, but also registration and travel for multiple staff to attend one or more ASAE conferences a year–easily more than $1,500 a year per person? A lot.

Numbers, Stories and Pajamas: Inspirations for International Volunteer Day 2015

Connection Cafe

It’s hard to think of a nonprofit that does not have volunteers as an important component in fulfilling its mission. So I thought in the spirit of International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2015), I should share three volunteerism topics that inspire me. Volunteerism is Alive and Well.

The 3 W’s of Volunteer Recruitment

NonProfit Hub

So, you want to recruit volunteers, but you’re not sure how to go about it. You get plenty of calls and visits to your organization with inquiries about volunteer opportunities, but the conversation often doesn’t go far because the right questions aren’t being asked. Volunteer recruitment is a great way for your organization to gain support and get the needed services for your cause, which in turn provides a sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment for the volunteers.

The Compliance Learning Management System (LMS)


Last week Gyrus Systems earned a “Top 10” award from Talented Learning in the “ Best Employee Compliance LMS ” category. Gyrus Systems is pleased to have our efforts recognized by a well-respected organization like Talented Learning.

Next Decade Tips from Our Board Members and Expert Trainers


As you’ve probably heard by now, Idealware is celebrating its 10 th birthday this month. Milestones like this lead to a lot of reflection, and one question we’ve been asking ourselves a lot lately is: “What will nonprofits need to know over the next decade?”

A Different Story of Thanksgiving: The Repatriation Journey of Glenbow Museum and the Blackfoot Nations

Museum 2.0

I spent last week holed up in a cabin, working on my forthcoming book, The Art of Relevance.

Lifestyle-Focused Text Messaging Improves Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors

Mobile Commons

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and in the United States alone, one out of every four deaths is related to heart disease.

What Can Make or Break your Year-End Fundraising Appeal?

John Haydon

I see lots of organizations missing the boat when they create that all-important year-end fundraising appeal. Don’t forget the emotional hook! It’s something big that many organizations miss altogether. What’s is it? The emotional hook is a theme that provokes an emotional reaction from your donors.

Gyrus Systems Earns “Top 10” Award for “Best Employee Compliance LMS” by Talented Learning


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2015 Jim Lynch Award Winner — Kyle Wiens of iFixit

Tech Soup Blog

Each year the Electronics Reuse Conference awards a lifetime achievement award in my name (it's a long story on how that came to be). This year the award went to Kyle Wiens, the co-founder of iFixit.

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Seven Questions To Ask When Checking Job Candidate References

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Awhile back, the Harvard Business Review published some great questions that Gilt Groupe CEO Kevin Ryan asks when he is checking job candidate references. Ryan serves on the board of Yale Corporation, Human Rights Watch, and INSEAD , and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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Three Last Minute Tips for #GivingTuesday


Year-end fundraising has begun! As you know the month of December is the biggest revenue generator for the nonprofit sector. Just in case you were thinking of skipping #GivingTuesday here’s three easy tips to leverage this collective day of giving and action.

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Seven Secrets to a Successful Search for your Nonprofit’s Next Executive Director


Is your nonprofit about to embark on a search for a new Executive Director? Finding the perfect new leader for your nonprofit is a big task and one that nonprofits can’t afford to get wrong. For help on optimizing your chances of success, we turned to executive search pro, Marilyn Machlowitz. Thanks for sharing your secrets in this guest post, Marilyn. . Seven Secrets to a Successful Search for your Nonprofit’s Next Executive Director. Executive Director searches start every day.

What I Learned From My Internship at See3

See What's Out There

At See3, we give our interns the opportunity to learn with a hands-on approach. Here’s what our content marketing intern, Emily McMahon, got from her experience with us this semester. The post What I Learned From My Internship at See3 appeared first on The See3 Blog.

70 New Year's Resolutions For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

With only one month left of 2015, it's not too early to start identifying your New Year's Resolutions for 2016. To get you started, how about selecting one or more of these 70 New Year's resolutions for leaders?

Wild Apricot Ranked #1 Again

Wild Apricot

We’re proud to announce that Capterra, a service that ranks software, has once again rated us the #1 Membership Management Software on the market - that’s 3 years in a row for us! most-popular-membership-software capterra

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5 Big Benefits of Fundraising with Wealth Screening

Donor Search

This post was written by Jeri Alcock CFRE, West Coast Sales Manager at DonorSearch. If you could accurately predict the future you’d be a very successful person. You’d spend your days trading stocks at the exact right moment and catching kittens just as they fall from trees.

How To Make Your YouTube Channel Look Great in 2016

See What's Out There

Why not kick-start the New Year with a refresh for your nonprofit’s YouTube channel? The post How To Make Your YouTube Channel Look Great in 2016 appeared first on The See3 Blog. video digital strategy video SEO YouTube

My Favorite Nelson Mandela Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As we near the second-year anniversary of the day Nelson Mandela died, I think about my favorite Nelson Mandela leadership quotes: "Lead from the back--and let others believe they are in front." "The The greatest glory in living lies not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall." "It

November 2015 Update: More Learning Opportunities + New Features

Wild Apricot

This month's update is focused on how we're expanding our product and education offerings

[Guest Post] Have You Surveyed Your Donors Lately?

Donor Search

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community. Join me in welcoming Tracey Lorts of Greater Giving, and please enjoy this post on surveying donors.

To Strengthen Democracy in America, Think Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Editor's note — This blog piece by Micah Sifry touches on the still inadequate state of funding for nonprofit technology. Foundation Center's new Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy platform reveals the state of nonprofit technology funding in a critical area in some detail.

[Cool Infographic Friday] How to Motivate Millennials


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Recently, Virgin Pulse released a survey of more than 1,000 U.S.-based, based, full-time Millennial employees (not Virgin Pulse members).

Free Expert Webinar: Leading Great Virtual Board Meetings (Part II)

Wild Apricot

Learn ways you can use structure to create naturally more effective and engaging virtual meetings. We will share stories, along with tips and tools. These suggestions can be used with any form of virtual meeting technology

How to Create a Custom Snapcode for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Snapchat is a mobile app where users share snaps with one another, but unlike other visual social networks, the snaps disappear once they are viewed.