Sat.Mar 04, 2017 - Fri.Mar 10, 2017

How World Wildlife Fund Used Segmentation to Activate Social Influencers for Their Cause

Connection Cafe

The Oracle at Delphi told Oedipus “Know thyself!” If the Oracle were speaking to nonprofits today, it might say “Know thy supporters!”. For nonprofits interested in engaging supporters in online advocacy, this is especially true.

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STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities


How do organizations track the impact of their online communities? How do they measure expenditures, revenue, and cost savings? How do they link the community to competitive advantage?

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan.

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Definitive Timeline to Master Follow-Up with First-Time Donors

NonProfit Hub

A donor’s first donation to your nonprofit is a step in the right direction, but it’s not an immediate promise for smooth sailing. After their initial gift, you still have work to do with each donor. That work pays off, though. . A study by Bloomerang showed that 60 percent of donors only give once —so your investment in donors means long-term benefits for your organization.

Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

Women’s and girls’ empowerment is a sweeping topic, defined and shaped by family beliefs and cultural norms in the community and country where one lives.

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Ultimate Nonprofit Social Media Scheduling Guide

NonProfit Hub

If you struggle to keep your social media channels active, scheduling out your posts in advance can help you stay on track. It also lets you take advantage of high-engagement days. Staying ahead of social media scheduling will transform all of your accounts. Here is a rock-solid social media posting calendar and scheduler that your nonprofit can use this year: Ultimate monthly social media scheduling guide: January: Welcome to the new year!

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Awesome Association Jobs this Week – March 9


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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Looking for a New Fundraising Idea?

Tech Soup Blog

Here is a new fundraising idea to attract people to your cause and also create a new funding stream. Airbnb , the home-sharing service, has just launched social impact experiences.

How An Old Interview Approach Increased Our Volunteer Retention by 30%

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re experiencing low volunteer retention, you’re familiar with how much time and resources it can take to constantly market and recruit new volunteers. But what most nonprofits don’t realize is that the problem may lie in how your candidates are interviewed. In my experience, one simple simple change to that process may dramatically improve volunteer retention. twentyhats elisa interview retention volunteer

[PODCAST] Reconstructing Content Marketing for Nonprofits | Ft. Robert Rose

NonProfit Hub

As a Content Strategist by trade, ironically content marketing is not my favorite topic to discuss. To me, the words “content marketing” are a mouthful of sand for something that’s supposed to be so captivating and delicious. Content marketing in the nonprofit sector” are six even uglier words. I have to admit, my qualm with content marketing comes from a stigma which I’ve carried with me from the private sector. It makes me think of half-baked click bait articles (fake news!)

Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy


If you’re starting a capital campaign, then you know how much work and effort goes into planning a fundraiser of this magnitude. You want all your hard work to result in a successful outcome: reaching your goal.

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Nonprofit Technology Celebrates International Women's Day

Tech Soup Blog

Full disclosure. I'm not a woman, but I am a wholehearted celebrant of International Women's Day. One of my great joys in my long career in nonprofit technology has been seeing the extraordinary success of so many women in our field. I just want to mention a few of them.

Structuring Successful Virtual Meetings: A Counterintuitive Approach

Wild Apricot Blog

Renowned meeting experts Rick Lent and Nancy Settle-Murphy show you how to avoid the lack of focus, poor engagement and indecision that plague most virtual meetings. With the right planning, a few tips and some simple tools, you’ll actually be able to get work done efficiently at your next virtual meeting. Nancy-Settle-Murphy Rick-Lent meetings virtual-meetings

Fake Facebook Friends and the CIA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night I received a Facebook friend request from an old friend and accepted it. Within a minute or two, a FB Messenger chat started up about the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. So, I of course kept the conversation going. Until it quickly became a classic advance fee scam conversation (originally made famous by folks in Nigeria with faxes). I quickly checked, and found that (of course) I already was Facebook friends with my old friend.

Introducing Abbott Square: A Multi-Part Series on the MAH's Expansion into Creative Public Space

Museum 2.0

I love the sound of jackhammers in the morning. My organization, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH), is in the home stretch of a major expansion project. Over the next two months, as we head towards opening, I want to share some of the stories of this project and the process behind it.

How To Use Improv In Business

Eric Jacobsen Blog

6 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. online-giving website donation

5 Women Change Agents Who Have Taken the Nonprofit Route


‘A women is a full circle.

Running on Autopilot: How to Set Up Seamless Updating for your WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

Running a unique and stand-out WordPress site often requires some crucial elements in the form of multiple plugins. But unfortunately, having all those plugins come at a price, and that price is a seemingly endless barrage of alerts and notices telling you need to update the individual programs. Of course, as annoying as it may be, updating is incredibly important.

New Yorker: Phone Calls are the Most Effective Way to Petition the Government, “Short of Showing Up in Person”

Mobile Commons

Over the past few months, the New Yorker writes , so many people have called the government that “voice mail filled up and landlines began blurting out busy signals.” January 31, February 1, and February 2 nd were three of the busiest days in the history of the Capitol switchboard.

How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

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Wild Apricot Ranked Number One for the Seventh Time

Wild Apricot Blog

Eleven years ago, Dmitry Buterin began to dream of a world where everyone involved in a membership organization could spend their time pursuing their purpose, instead of getting bogged down in administrative tasks.That’s when he decided to create software that could do all the tasks better suited for robots. popular best capterra

The Right Direction: Free Plugins to Put your Website on the Map

Byte Technology

Nothing can be more frustrating than seeking out a specific brick-and-mortar store, restaurant etc.—one one you find via a website—and becoming completely addled when trying finding directions to get there. Indeed, so much of what we do online these days depends on our physical location, with a host of apps that can make recommendations and programs that sync seamlessly with map services.

The Institute for eHealth Equity Combines the Power of the Pulpit with the Power of Text Messages to Help People Live Healthier Lives

Mobile Commons

Problem: How do you reach an underserved community with vital health information? Underserved community members and community members of color often face system-based barriers to accessing healthcare and health-related information.

How To Turn Prospects Into Donors To Your Nonprofit

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you serve on a nonprofit Board, are the executive director for a nonprofit, or are responsible for raising funds for your nonprofit, The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution , book by Laurence A. Pagnoni is a must-read for you.

The 6 Steps to Create a Donation Website That Will Drastically Increase Online Donations

Wild Apricot Blog

I’ve seen some nonprofits slap a link to their PayPal account onto their website and consider the job done, but it’s often those same nonprofits who come to us wondering why they’re not seeing a boost in donations. Here are the six steps to turn any website into a donation generation machine. online-giving website donation

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Google Leads Businesses Beyond Standard SMS The search giant recently announced the availability of its new platform for businesses. With this new offering, nearly any business will have the capability to move beyond the traditional SMS texting promotional efforts.

12 Characteristics Of The Best Leaders Who Work Well As A Team

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author Melissa Greenwell interviewed many top business executives while doing research for her new book, Money on the Table. When she asked them to list characteristics of their best leaders, those who work well as a team, collaborative was almost always first and foremost.

Nine Times When You Should Thank Your Customers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In your leadership role, it's vital that your team members know how to deliver excellent customer service. Knock Your Socks Off " type service as book editor Ann Thomas and Jill Applegate would say.