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3 Ways Data-Driven Testing Can Help Your Nonprofit

EveryAction

January’s Fireside Chat was all about being “data-driven” in your nonprofit endeavors. It’s a topic especially close to our hearts as admitted data nerds, but more so, it’s the future of how nonprofits will strive toward and achieve greater goals. marketing design data

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2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2 billion in total fundraising and $2.2 billion in online giving data from 2015. It reveals that overall giving in the United States increased 1.6% and online giving grew 9.2% in 2015 compared to 2014.

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Video Rules: Tips for Creating “Distributed” Content that Gets Attention

Byte Technology

It’s no great surprise that life online is increasingly a quest for instant gratification when it comes to up-to-the-minute entertainment and information.

Commercial Availability: The Poison Pill for Marrakesh Treaty Implementation

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

If you can buy a book, you can’t borrow it. That’s the lobbying position of some companies in the intellectual property field when implementing the new Marrakesh Copyright Treaty. Marrakesh is intended to end the book famine for people who can’t read regular books because of their disability. Libraries for people who are blind or dyslexic are the primary source of accessible books in audio, large print or braille.

3 Ways Data-Driven Testing Can Help Your Nonprofit

EveryAction

January’s Fireside Chat was all about being “data-driven” in your nonprofit endeavors. It’s a topic that is especially close to our hearts as admitted data nerds, but more so, it’s the future of how nonprofits will strive toward and achieve greater goals. marketing design data

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Top 5 Content Management Systems Drive 62% of Nonprofit Websites [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

Recently, I dug under the web’s couch cushions to understand which content management tools nonprofits are currently using to manage their websites. I had pressing questions like: How many nonprofits still update their sites by hand with HTML editors like Dreamweaver?

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The Chicago Maroon — Microsoft Partners with University Program for South Side Nonprofits

AFP Blog

The Chicago Maroon — Microsoft Partners with University Program for South Side Nonprofits : "Microsoft Corporation will provide technical help to South-Side non-profits in a recently announced partnership with the University of Chicago’s Community Programs Accelerator.

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Successful IT Volunteer Management

Idealware

Editor's Note: We know tech funding is a struggle and that most organizations have to scramble just to keep their tech running day to day.

Having Greater Impact Through Community and Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all speak the same giving, measurement and outcomes language? And wouldn’t it be even better if we could work together to grow that common language?

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The Community Foundation announced Jan. 28 that the Amazing Raise

AFP Blog

HERALD-PROGRESS, Ashland VA, Hanover,Mechanicsville, Montpelier, Beaverdam, Kings Dominion,Tomato Festival,Train,Patriots, Atlee, Randolph Macon,Newspaper,Breaking News in VA : "The Community Foundation announced Jan. 28 that the Amazing Raise—a 36-hour online giving event—will not continue this year, ending its five-year run that has seen more than $7 million unrestricted funds generated since 2011.

Your 2016 Cause Camp Speaker Lineup Announcement

NonProfit Hub

Without further adieu, we’re pleased to announce our Cause Camp speaker lineup for 2016. Cause Camp is an annual conference for nonprofit professionals held in Lincoln, Neb. at Innovation Campus, and it brings the best of the nonprofit sector together in one place.

Are You STILL Trying to Sell Social Media at Work?

SocialFish

Guest post by the brilliant Mark Story. This post originally appeared on Mark’s blog here and you should go read more of his stuff.

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January Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What Are You Doing To Be Happier, Healthier in 2016?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

January is a good time to reflect, recharge, and establish healthy habits that make us more effective in our nonprofit work. Many of us work for nonprofits because we are passionate about social change missions.

Facebook Turns 12 Today, And Here's How It's Celebrating | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

AFP Blog

Facebook Turns 12 Today, And Here's How It's Celebrating | Fast Company | Business + Innovation : "t’s a bit crazy when you think about it, but Facebook is 12 years old today. On February 4, 2004, Mark Zuckerberg launched his fledgling social media site at Harvard. And the rest, as they say, is history. Twelve years on, Facebook has become the largest social media company ever. It influences myriad aspects of our lives and recently passed a billion active users each day." 'via via Blog this

Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience

NonProfit Hub

Jason Grad is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and Founder of Bstow. While working in Corporate Sales at Yelp and running Yelp Foundation, he witnessed ALS Ice Bucket Challenge incentivize donors to give to charity.

Speed and Trust – Why Millennials Need Both

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. And don’t forget that Higher Logic clients can have access to our Essentials of Online Community Management program at a special discount.

Experian Explores the Value of Mobile Subscribers

Mobile Commons

Just how important are mobile subscribers to your business? A recent ebook by Experian Marketing Services , titled A Tale of Two Brands , shows they may have more impact on engagement and profitability than you might think. Assessing Mobile Subscriber Value.

CRUK rolls out contactless collections in latest fundraising campaign

AFP Blog

CRUK rolls out contactless collections in latest fundraising campaign : "Cancer Research UK is launching contactless collections across the UK tomorrow as part of its World Cancer Day fundraising campaign. Contactless collections will take place in 16 locations across London, Glasgow, Liverpool, and Leeds. Supporters will have the opportunity to donate £2 by simply tapping their contactless card on a specially designed reader, operated by CRUK’s fundraising volunteers.

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New Book: Social Movements for Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Derrick Feldman, has just published a new book, “ Social Movements for Good ,” a guidebook for driving change, by taking advantage of the social “currency” that makes movements go viral.

Is Your Board Properly Supporting Your Executive Director

BoardAssist

One of a board member’s main roles—while rarely discussed—is to support the executive director (ED). Yes, finance and risk management are important, but this might be the most important job you will undertake as a board member.

One Simple Question to Make Your Work More Participatory

Museum 2.0

Photo by CLoé Zarifian, MAH Photo Intern We're working with a guest curator, Wes Modes , on an upcoming experimental project at our museum. Wes is an artist, and this is his first time running a museum exhibition development process.

The Tale of Narcissus: Avoiding Vanity Metrics for Content Analytics | MediaShift

AFP Blog

The Tale of Narcissus: Avoiding Vanity Metrics for Content Analytics | MediaShift : 'via Blog this

Text Message Appointment Reminders Improve Bottom Line for Healthcare Providers

Mobile Commons

Missed appointments drain an estimated $150 billion a year from America’s healthcare system — a fact that comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with medical practice management. The math is obvious: When patients don’t show up, providers don’t make money.

How to Double Online Giving in Six Months

Frogloop

More and more nonprofit donations take place in today’s digital landscape, but how can nonprofits ensure their online storefront is not only open for business, but optimized for donations?

Content ISN’T King After All

John Haydon

No doubt you’ve heard the expression “content is king“ It’s been bantered around so often and for so long, that we’ve stopped questioning this core mantra of content marketing. But it’s not really true. And it never was true. In fact, when the U.

[Guest Post] Why You Should Pay More Attention to These Forgotten Donors

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.

Seven Steps To Sales Force Transformation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A successful sales force transformation can mean increased revenue, increased sales productivity, and reduced cost of sales.

Examples of LMS Use Case Scenarios

Gyrus

Last week we took a look and writing a Meaningful LMS Use Case Scenario. This week we will try to outline some of the most basic scenarios to help you in brainstorming for your own organization. Keep in mind that use cases need to fit your organization needs for an LMS. For example, it wouldn’t be useful for you to use our use case on eLearning, if your organization has no intention of using eLearning for training. We will take a look at some of the use cases by role.

4 Phases of Viral Social Movements for Good

John Haydon

What is the evolution or cycle of a movement? Social movements for good – think the Ice Bucket Challenge, #BlackLivesMatter, #LoveWins – take a substantial amount of human capital to generate interest from the onset.

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How to Find Your Volunteer Unicorns

Wild Apricot

It’s a new year, you have ambitious goals for your organization, but you need volunteers to fill the gaps. What you need is a Volunteer Unicorn! strategy volunteering altland barry unicorn volunteer

What To Ask During An Employee Exit Interview

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Knowing why an employee leaves your company can help you to reduce your employee turnover rate.

Digital storytelling and video buying basics for nonprofits

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Audra Buras Chief Distribution Officer, IMMINENT Digital. Millennials and post-Millennials, Generation Z, live, eat, and likely even sleep, with their phones. The word Millennial has become so overused that it sounds less like a term for a generation and more like fingernails dragging down a chalkboard. Regardless, you can’t ignore the largest generation in American history and the hours they consume media online.

Your Big, Hairy, Audacious Marketing and Fundraising Goals…

John Haydon

We’ve all been in that meeting about marketing and fundraising goals. The one where the Board Chair, or Executive Director, or well-meaning volunteer slams the table and says in an exasperated tone – “We need to get more donors this year!”

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Visualize Better-Looking Data for Your Nonprofit or Library

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever written an annual report, PowerPoint slide, or article and thought, "This could really use some sort of visual."

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How To Win At Work. Ten Important Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge, authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus?

[Guest Post] Maximize Your Donor Solicitation’s Response Rates

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 Marvin Dawson, Vice President of MMI Direct, for his thoughts on how to improve donor solicitation response rates.… … Data and Statistics Education Guest Post

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Announcing the Workplace Genome Project

SocialFish

Big things happening with me! As you may have heard, my culture consulting firm Culture That Works is now under the umbrella of a new company, WorkXO , which Jamie Notter and I have launched along with HR superstar Charlie Judy.