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America’s Fundraising Playbook? [Hint: You’re probably not reaching today’s donors]

Connection Cafe

“America is in the midst of a dramatic cultural shift.” This is the opening message from the groundbreaking study out today titled, “ Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy.”

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Contemplating Boulder and Social Impact

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Social enterprise. Technology. Contemplation. I just spent several stimulating days in Boulder, Colorado, thanks to an invitation from my longtime friend and social sector leader, Chuck Lief.

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Three Overlooked Elements of Search Engine Optimization

Byte Technology

For non-profits, much has been written about the importance of an efficient and effective website, that vital and all-encompassing portal connecting cause to cash, values to volunteers and so much more.

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3 Tips For Nonprofits To Boost Their Social Media Presence


The primary goal of Sec. 501 organizations is not profit. But all companies, regardless of how they’re organized under IRS law, need revenue and supporters to accomplish their missions. Social media offers the perfect platforms to do this. Facebook now has more than 1.2

It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more. In January, Blackbaud employees from all ov the world rallied together to celebrate our cultural customers through our #showyourculture initiative.

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Charity shops 'more popular than eBay', according to survey

AFP Blog

Charity shops ''more popular than eBay'', according to survey : "A survey conducted by nfpSynergy has found that Britons prefer to shop at charity shops rather than using online marketplaces like eBay or Gumtree. Some 1,000 people aged 16 years and older were asked whether they would prefer to buy a range of items from either a charity shop or an online marketplace.

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Three Simple Ways to Dramatically Increase Website Traffic From Facebook

John Haydon

Although Facebook has decreased newsfeed exposure (reach) for Facebook Pages, they have increased newsfeed exposure for links people share with their Facebook friends. Right now, take a look at your own News Feed and look at the number of links from friends versus links from Pages.

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Experts Tackle Rapid Response Magic: Turning Bad News Into Big Results

Connection Cafe

In the world of nonprofit advocacy , the tides can change in a flash. The savviest organizations expect the unexpected and plan ahead for anything!

Social entrepreneurs: Charity begins online

AFP Blog

Social entrepreneurs: Charity begins online : "Enter Irish Charity Lab, which social entrepreneur Jean O’Brien set up last year to help charities in Ireland develop skills and strategies for digital communications to support their causes." ''via Blog this

How to Incorporate March Madness in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

March Madness is one of the annual rites of spring time—right along with setting your clocks back an hour and discovering what toys were hidden in the huge snow pile in the backyard.

Get a Free Chapter of When Millennials Take Over!!


Want a sneak peek at the book? We’re inviting everyone, for a limited time, to download a free chapter of the book: [link]. If you like it, please buy the book! It’s currently available for pre-order on Amazon. ———— ( photo credit ). Culture That Works Featured

We ? Relevancy: How P2P Events Spread the Love This Valentine’s Day

Connection Cafe

My inbox was flooded with emails about Valentine’s Day. Jet Blue told me that “Love is a Trip”, Redbox offered movies I’d “Fall in Love With”, and Groupon had gifts I could “Send Faster Than Cupid’s Arrow.”.

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source | NTEN

AFP Blog

The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source | NTEN : "For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen consistent growth in nonprofits’ appreciation for how open source tools can support their goals for online engagement.

Two Must Read Reports on Nonprofit Capacity Building

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Two reports have been released on the topic of capacity building: “ Supporting Grantee Capacity: Strengthening Effectiveness Together ,” from GrantCraft, a service of the Foundation Center and “ Strengthening Nonprofit Capacity ” from GEOfunders.

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How To Increase Content Creation Without Hiring More Writers


One of the biggest concerns digital marketers have is creating enough interesting, engaging content for their organizations. With non-profits, it can be especially difficult if you are faced with limited personnel and a tight budget. Growing your content marketing capabilities by adding in another person can be expensive and one person may not even be […].

Tried-and-True Methods for Reaching Older Donors: A Quick Guide

NonProfit Hub

Himanshu Sareen, an Indian entrepreneur and corporate executive, is the founder and CEO of Icreon , an IT consultancy and software solutions firm with offices in the U.S., UK and India. _.

#NotByMySelfie – a charity campaign changing how we view older people | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

AFP Blog

#NotByMySelfie – a charity campaign changing how we view older people | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian : "e details: As part of its No One Should Have No One campaign, Age UK has launched #NotByMySelfie. The charity is inviting the public to post pictures of themselves with an older person in their lives on Twitter and Instagram, and also to text donate £3 to help address the loneliness many older people experience. In a survey just before Christmas they found that one in four, or 2.9

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The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“ The Performance Imperative: A Framework for Social Sector Excellence , the result of a full year of collaborative work by the Leap of Reason Ambassadors Community, a group of nonprofit leaders coalesced and coordinated by the Leap of Reason team (, makes it debut today.

Why Mobile Email Means Organizational Success


Many digital marketers are forsaking email in favor of social media campaigns, solely sharing their carefully crafted content through their preferred platforms. Ignoring your non-profit’s email marketing, however, is a huge mistake that could have detrimental consequences for your organization. According to a. The post Why Mobile Email Means Organizational Success appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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17 Free Non-profit Webinars For March 2015

Wild Apricot

It’s cold outside, so stay in where it’s warm and learn something new! Take a look at the 17 free webinars that are available this March

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SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner

AFP Blog

SF nonprofit expands tech lab for homeless and poor Tenderloin residents | Other News | San Francisco | San Francisco Examiner : "The first year the St. Anthony Foundation opened its computer stations to the Tenderloin community, the technology lab ran dozens of computers on an Internet connection you might find in a private home.

Shadowing To Learn Web Video: DoGooder Awards Voting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, I’ve been reading the ideas from The Presencing Institute (PI), an action-research community that “creates social technologies, builds capacities, and generates holding spaces for profound societal renewal.”

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What Will Your Nonprofit Do When Millennials Take Over?

John Haydon

Most of what you’ve heard about Millennials is pretty negative. They’re lazy, entitled, and expect happy face stickers just for showing up to work. But this is not true.

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Making Members Feel They Matter – Free Expert Webinar

Wild Apricot

Want to learn how to make your members feel they really matter? Here are details on our upcoming free Expert Webinar presented by Allison Fine, author of Matterness: Fearless Leadership For A Social World. webinar membership social media

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative

AFP Blog

The Outer Islands Teaching and Learning Collaborative : "ast spring, collaboration among the schools was formalized with two grants to support ongoing efforts. An Island Institute grant for a Fellow to work specifically on organizing inter-island activities resulted in hiring Anne Bardaglio, who had served as the Matinicus Education Fellow prior to graduate school.

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7 Ways to Create Highly Committed Donors


Wouldn’t you like ALL your donors to feel “highly committed” to your organization? That’s the question fundraising maven Gail Perry posed this week in her extremely helpful guest post. Terrific advice Gail! Wouldn’t you like ALL your donors to feel “highly committed” to your organization?

Why Text Messaging is the Optimal Tool for Patient Engagement: Interactivity

Mobile Commons

Interactivity is a crucial factor in patient engagement because it facilitates the back and forth exchange that patients need in order to stay consistently engaged in healthy regular routines.

What Do We Mean When We Say “Capacity Building”?

See What's Out There

In order to have the capacity to be effective, you need to align these four areas of your operations. Once aligned you don’t need to sweat the tactics because they naturally flow into the organization through the people paying attention, the continuing improvement in process and the technology you’ve adopted to get the job done. The post What Do We Mean When We Say “Capacity Building”? appeared first on The See3 Blog.

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How Furniture Bank Used Innovative Technology to Increase Social Impact | TechSoup Canada

AFP Blog

How Furniture Bank Used Innovative Technology to Increase Social Impact | TechSoup Canada : ''via Blog this

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Want to Activate Public Space? We're Hiring. And Some Thoughts on Iteration and Temporary Positions

Museum 2.0

For the past two years, I''ve been working on a project to activate the concrete space adjacent to our museum as a vibrant, community plaza. After years of community town halls, design, and prototyping, we''re finally starting to build our dream. It''s an exciting, intense, educational time.

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Meet Cloe, Your New Text Messaging Personal Assistant

Mobile Commons

Everyone’s heard of Siri, the iPhone voice recognition technology, but how many people actually use it? As few as 15 percent , according to one study.

3 Ways to Build Donor Loyalty With Your Nonprofit’s Brand


Businesses often talk about “brand loyalty,” a deep appreciation of your organization that compels customers to repeatedly choose your services over competing similar options. While non-profits may not think necessarily in terms of “brands,” gaining client loyalty is definitely something you should consider. If there are several other organizations that focus on your mission in […].

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Football and Fundraising: The Penalties Your NPO is Making

NonProfit Hub

NFL players have to play in big games, and some might talk a big game. But they’re not the only ones. Nonprofit fundraisers around the world have to talk a big game to secure the coveted donation to do more good. But it doesn’t always work out the way you plan.

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Wild Apricot Update – February 2015: Responsive Design and Super-charged Support

Wild Apricot

This month''s Wild Apricot Update offers details on responsive design, mobile apps and new support team members

Three Ways to Increase Donations with Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

After welcoming your supporters, sending creative messages that engages them on a personal level, and keying them into your campaign’s overall narrative, you’re ready to start using text messages to increase your donations.

The Orbital Perspective

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Astronaut Ron Garan How can you not read a book that starts out, " I have wanted to write this book since returning to Earth from my first space mission in 2008 "? Well, that''s exactly how astronaut Ron Garan ''s new book, The Orbital Perspective , starts.

Your Guide to TechSoup's Cloud Services and Products

Tech Soup Blog

At this point, you've probably heard a lot about the benefits of the cloud: how it can save you time, help you conserve resources, and boost productivity and collaboration among your staff members. But perhaps you're still not sure where to start. Do you want to switch to Office in the cloud?