Sat.Aug 01, 2015 - Fri.Aug 07, 2015

Tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina: Is Slacktivism Really a Bad Thing?

Connection Cafe

I had only lived in Charleston, SC three short weeks before the city I was coming to know and love was turned upside down. Tragedy struck this town when Dylann Roof entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on a quiet Wednesday night and took nine innocent lives.

Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

Charity online transactions least likely to be abandoned, research suggests » Charity Digital News : "Online transactions on charity websites are the least likely to be abandoned in comparison to other commercial sectors, according to research by the ecommerce platform provider Ve." 'via via Blog this

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.

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From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The average person worldwide has five social media accounts and spends an average of 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day. In 2005 Facebook was only open to college students and professors, Twitter didn’t exist, and the iPhone was still in concept mode.

Enhancing Your Major Gift Fundraising Strategy with Analytics

Connection Cafe

As a fundraising analytics consultant, I see a variety of development program structures and fundraising strategies. The results of a predictive modeling and/or wealth screening endeavor can improve programs and strategies of all types – Well… that is if you smartly utilize the results of your data.

Infographic: The leap to mobile. - DonorDrive

AFP Blog

Infographic: The leap to mobile. DonorDrive : "The mobile dollar grows ten fold. For every mobile dollar raised in 2012 in DonorDrive, $10.42 in mobile dollars is being raised over the same timeframe in 2015. Smartphones donor dollars are up 942% since 2012. Giving by mobile is outpacing buying by mobile by over 600%." 'via via Blog this'. NPMobile NPMobileGiving

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VisionLink Welcomes Our Newest Customer, Nevada 2-1-1!

VisionLink

Nevada 2-1-1 is a program of the Financial Guidance Center (FGC) and is committed to helping Nevada citizens connect with the services they need. FGC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) HUD approved housing counseling agency and has been serving all Nevadans since 1972. With offices throughout the state, FGC can provide face-to-face service in addition to an interactive website for those unable to access in-person service due to distance, as Nevada is predominantly a rural and frontier state.

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Foundation Revenue Grows 4.7 Percent

Connection Cafe

Overall giving to 96 foundations representing over $414.6 million in annual revenue grew 4.7 percent in the three months ending in June 2015, compared to the same period in 2014, according to a Foundation Index introduced this month by Blackbaud. Giving to those foundations grew 7.6

Chatting About Planned Giving With Timothy Logan, FAHP, ACFRE - Resource Center - AFP

AFP Blog

Chatting About Planned Giving With Timothy Logan, FAHP, ACFRE - Resource Center - AFP : "5. If you could design an app for Planned Giving newbies what would it do? There's a lot a PG app could do so let's stick with what would be helpful to have right at your fingertips: PG Definitions – key terms defined. PG Gift Concepts – a listing of each type of gift and an explanation of the four core characteristics of each: target age, target wealth, donor’s charitable goal, donor’s financial goal.

Defining Knowledge Management for Your Organization

Idealware

Your nonprofit’s beginning may well be a lot like Idealware’s. For the first year or so, I wrote every article, researched every report, and conducted every conversation.

Save Time By Planning Your Next Event Now

NonProfit Hub

You plan, prepare, promote and pull off an amazing fundraising event, and then what? Naturally, you breathe a sigh of relief and go home—that is, if you’re like most event planners. And, of course, that makes sense: Planning and pulling off a successful event is a Herculean task.

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From an Event Manager | Focus on the End Goal: Donor Engagement + Retention

Connection Cafe

Focusing on the end goal was a difficult concept for me to grasp when I began my career in fundraising at Children’s Home + Aid , specifically when it came to special events and board relations.

How to Hire a Social Media Manager: The 12 Essential Habits

AFP Blog

How to Hire a Social Media Manager: The 12 Essential Habits : "What makes a great social media manager? More specifically, what habits make an effective social media manager? What do the best social media managers practice every day that makes them amazing at what they do?" 'via via Blog this

Hashtags 101 – A Primer for Nonprofits

John Haydon

Meditations on Relevance, Part 2: Content vs. Form

Museum 2.0

In pop culture-land, relevance is all about now. Who's hot. What's trending. If people on the street are talking about X, the museum should be talking about X too. This is the least useful form of relevance for the arts.

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Kid-Tested, Hipster-Approved: How Austin’s Thinkery Curated a Whole New Audience.

Connection Cafe

Oh, Austin, TX. It’s safe to say this town is up there trending with those other ‘cool hipster’ cities like Brooklyn and Portland. And with the influx of 100+ people moving here on a daily basis , it’s a good thing the locals continue to remind everyone to “ Keep Austin Weird.

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ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return | Health - WCVB Home

AFP Blog

ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return | Health - WCVB Home : "ALS research already benefiting from Ice Bucket Challenge's return Ice Bucket Challenge will return every August until a cure is found" 'via Blog this

Q&A With Best Selling Author And Expert Storyteller, Paul Smith

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Paul Smith Paul Smith's book, Lead with a Story , is one of the top 10 books I recommend every leader should read. In his book, Paul demonstrates how storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between mediocre results and phenomenal success.

7 Things Nonprofits Should Know As Millennials Take Over the World

Tech Soup Blog

In my recent summer reading recommendations post, NTEN's Megan Keane recommended the book When Millennials Take Over. We'd like to go further and recommend the free 2015 Millennial Impact Report on what drives this all-important group of people to support your cause.

I’m a 20 Year Old Student and This Is Why I’m Not Coming to Your Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

While brainstorming ideas for a fundraising event I have coming up, I tried to think of all the events I had been to and what I liked and remembered most about each of them. After some pondering, I realized that I couldn’t come up with much of anything. There wasn’t a single event that stood out to me. I couldn’t even think of the causes most of the events were supporting! This got me thinking. What could the organizations have done better to keep my attention?

Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil | TakePart

AFP Blog

Where Is All the Aid Money for Nepal Going? Open Data Could Help Lift the Veil | TakePart : "A social entrepreneur named Bibhusan Bista might have the answer. As the CEO of Young Innovations, a Nepali technology company that develops innovative solutions for social impact, Bista sprang into action within 24 hours of the earthquake to build the OpenNepal Earthquake Portal, a data sharing platform that brings greater transparency to people, organizations, and countries pledging money to Nepal." 'via

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Q&A With Fauzia Burke, President Of FSB Associates

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Fauzia Burke Many of the leadership books I read and sometimes review on my blog I first learn about from FSB Associates , a digital publicity and marketing firm specializing in creating awareness for books and authors.

Office 2016 for Mac Now Available

Tech Soup Blog

The newest version of Office for Mac is now available as a donation through TechSoup! Eligible organizations can request the full Office for Mac suite or the individual Outlook or PowerPoint applications. New Features for All Applications in Office for Mac.

6 Twitter Tactics for Busy Nonprofits

John Haydon

Feeding America uses Twitter to encourage people to act in the fight to end hunger. In the tweet below, they want you to ask your senator to sponsor the Hunger Free Summer for Kids Act of 2015.

Google Isn’t Breaking Up With Social | SEW

AFP Blog

Google Isn’t Breaking Up With Social | SEW : "ast week, Google announced important upcoming changes to the integration of Google+ across Google services and the function of the Google+ platform itself. A public Google+ profile will no longer be required to access other Google services, just a Google account. The changes start with YouTube and over the next few months, users will no longer need a Google+ account to create a YouTube channel, or upload or comment on videos. " 'via Blog this

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Four Steps to Selecting the Right CMS for Your Nonprofit Website

See What's Out There

When your nonprofit decides that it is time to upgrade your website’s content management system (CMS), it may be tempting to jump headfirst into whatever platform you’re most familiar with, or start using a shiny new tool your vendor recommends. At See3, we’re all about impact.

Sage BlueBook — The New Free Online Tool for Calculating the Value of Donated Electronics

Tech Soup Blog

Wouldn't it be nice if you could donate some of those used electronic devices cluttering up your home or office and know exactly what they are worth for your tax deduction?

25 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The 15 Minute AdWords Audit

Beaconfire Wire

So you have inherited an AdWords account and you are tasked to assess the health and efficiency of the account. This can sound like a pretty daunting task. When you are unfamiliar with the history of the account, it’s hard to know the first question to ask.

Version 5.5 Released: Includes New Event Registration Features

Wild Apricot

We’re glad to announce the release of Version 5.5! It brings new events module features that will help you grow your organization! Wild Apricot

Cisco Strengthens Three Square Food Bank's Network

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup's popular donor partner, Cisco , is best known for supplying the switches, security appliances, access points, and other products that charities need to run their wired and wireless networks.

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How To Access Your Organization's Risks

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Within the first 100 days as a new leader in an organization, you'll want to assess your organization's risk. Authors George Bradt, Jayme A.

Save Time By Planning Your Next Event Now

NonProfit Hub

You plan, prepare, promote and pull off an amazing fundraising event, and then what? Naturally, you breathe a sigh of relief and go home—that is, if you’re like most event planners. And, of course, that makes sense: Planning and pulling off a successful event is a Herculean task. You deserve some rest. But what if you tried something different that could get you miles farther than a sigh of relief and en evening on your couch?

18 Free Non-profit Webinars For August 2015

Wild Apricot

Further your non-profit education with these 18 free webinars

Upcoming Webinar August 13: Request Donated Tech Through TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

New to using TechSoup to access donated and discounted software, hardware, and services for your nonprofit, library, or foundation? Maybe you're not new, but would just like a quick refresher on requesting donations? Either way, this is the webinar for you ! Join us next Thursday, August 13 at 11 a.m. Pacific time/2 p.m. Eastern to spend an hour (or less!)

What It Means To Be A Manager With Class

Eric Jacobsen Blog

AMACOM's (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business.

Prospect Research: Importance and Impact

Donor Search

With more information publicly available than ever before, prospect research is becoming an increasingly popular tool for nonprofit organizations to increase their fundraising capabilities.