Sat.Oct 10, 2015 - Fri.Oct 16, 2015

6 Things Wrong With Your Nonprofit Donation Page (and How to Fix Them)


End-of-year fundraising and #GivingTuesday are around the corner , so it’s time to pull up your donation page and make sure it’s up to scratch. Once someone has arrived on your donation page, it’s your job to make sure the experience is as painless and quick as possible.

Celebrate #GivingTuesday by Teaching About Giving

Connection Cafe

I love #GivingTuesday. I know, I’ve said that before…and you’ve caught me in the act again. Guilty. But I also know it’s a movement that just makes me happy, a charge to expand goodness in the world, so if I’m going to love something, it’s a perfect choice.

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Robert on the (Internet) radio

Robert Weiner

This Friday, October 16 at 1 pm Eastern time, Nonprofit Radio will be broadcasting a discussion with me, Tracy Kronzak of Bright Step Partners; Marc Baizman of the Salesforce Foundation; and Dahna Goldstein of Altum.

Your #GivingTuesday 2015 Prep List - Third Sector Today

AFP Blog

Your #GivingTuesday 2015 Prep List - Third Sector Today : 'via Blog this


Why Associations Should Be Planning Their LinkedIn Exit Strategy


Ah, LinkedIn…where would my blogging be without your Groups feature?

Drowning in Marketing Data? 3 Steps to Take Control

Connection Cafe

We know a lot about what is working in today’s multichannel world. We know that engaging and supporting our constituents throughout the Customer Journey and personalizing donor communications create long-lasting relationships.

Tis the Season: Making it Easy to Give Year-End Donations

Byte Technology

As any non-profit guru or, for that matter, financial analyst will tell you, the fourth fiscal quarter of any year—October, November and December—is the hottest time for garnering monetary support from your donor base.

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How to Let Experts Curate Your Content for Free


We all know that we can use content curation to grow our audiences. But finding great content takes time. We can use Twitter lists created by people we admire, but they contain everything each person on the list shares – not just the topics we care about resharing.

Email 101 – Scan, Delete, Read, Repeat.

Connection Cafe

Do you have a strategy for your inboxes? You probably have two—one work and one personal. I actually have three, and all three (much like yours, I’d guess) are inundated with emails every single day—much of it unwanted or unread.

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West Virginia VOAD Receives the Governor’s Service Award


VisionLink would like to congratulate the Member Agencies of the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) on receiving the Governor’s Service Award. The award honors WV VOAD’s dedication to service and acknowledges their commitment to volunteerism throughout West Virginia.

7 Kinds of Tweets Nonprofits Should Stop Posting

AFP Blog

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The Future of Social: Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

Beth Kanter is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is the author of Beth’s Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media , one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits.

Jumping for Joy at the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference

Connection Cafe

I am privileged to be on the Arts & Cultural team here at Blackbaud as an account manager for accounts in the western region of the U.S. I love meeting with our customers and hearing about their missions.

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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5 Crowdfunding Lessons

AFP Blog

5 Crowdfunding Lessons : "Fast forward to today, we are now in the early planning stages for our 4th crowdfunding effort in early 2016. It feels only right to begin that journey by reviewing the basics we’ve learned so far. And so, below is a reprint of that original 2012 post." 'via via Blog this'. NPCrowdFundiing

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Your Nonprofit Website is an Investment, Not an Expense

NonProfit Hub

Did you know that nearly 75% of nonprofits with a website designed their site in-house or they use a website solution that was free or donated by a volunteer or a public agency of some sort? Think about what this means.

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Wellness Strategy for Staff?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This photo is from an open space session during last week’s Funders Learning Lab: Investing In Network Leadership. I proposed a session with a title, “Going from Self Care to We Care” to talk about how do we scale a culture of self-care in networks.

Text Messaging Increases Patients Adherence In Medicaid Populations

Mobile Commons

According to a report by the Government Accountability Office , approximately 5 percent of Medicaid patients account for almost 50 percent of the program’s spending.

Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Jack Dorsey Pledges Fifth of Tech Firm Square to Charity - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Tech mogul Jack Dorsey has launched a foundation to aid needy communities around the world and will give it a nearly one-fifth stake in mobile-payments company Square, Quartz and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report. Mr. Dorsey, Square's chief executive officer and biggest shareholder, revealed the donation in the firm's filing Wednesday for an initial public offering valued at $275 million." 'via

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Email Marketing Know-How: Get More Opens, Avoid the Trash

NonProfit Hub

Sending out emails can be frustrating, especially when you look at open rates. You put your sweat and blood (stupid keyboard) into writing the perfect email. And some people have THE NERVE to not even open it?? How dare they.

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The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings. We covered the best practices of meetings , both face-to-face and virtual meetings.

Use This: Audience Research in Rotterdam Provides a Template for Smarter Segmenting

Museum 2.0

Imagine a concise, well-designed report on audiences for cultural activities in a large urban city. Imagine it peppered with snappy graphics and thought-provoking questions about connections to research and audience development in your community.

Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide -- RESTON, Virginia, Oct. 14, 2015 /PR Newswire UK/ --

AFP Blog

Report: Nonprofit Domains Gain Traction Worldwide -- RESTON, Virginia, Oct. 14, 2015 /PR Newswire UK/ -- : 'via Blog this

Are You Following or Leading at Your Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

Pamela Grow is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She has raised tens of millions of dollars for her clients, readers and members. She’s the author of Simple Development Systems | Successful Fundraising for the One-Person Shop. . _.

Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I participated in the “Funders Learning Lab: Investing in Networks and Network Leadership.” ” The participants included both funders and practitioners with expertise in networks, leadership development, philanthropy and social justice.

Oops, that hurt… The LMS and Workplace Safety


I chopped a finger off, well okay, just the last ½” of it at the lunula, about two weeks before I started my job with Gyrus Systems in a new industry for me: Learning Management.

Planned Parenthood Uses MMS to Generate Support for National Pink Out Day

Mobile Commons

Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive reproductive health care services to men, women, and young people worldwide.

Tell Your Customers "Thank You" At Least These Nine Times

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.

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Samaschool Uses Tech to Empower Low-Income People

Tech Soup Blog

Summer was usually quiet here in San Francisco, especially with our beloved World Series Champions looking less likely to repeat their wins (it is an odd year, after all).

Ding, Dong, the Facebook Dislike Button’s Dead


While some nonprofits on Facebook have been excited by the new Facebook "Dislike" button, we’ve got some news – it’s not coming to fruition. Bloomberg reported that the Dislike button would “inject negativity into a social network fueled by baby photos and Corgis waddling at the beach.”

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15 Fundraising Success Metrics to Start Tracking

Donor Search

This post was written by Bill Tedesco, CEO of DonorSearch. Measuring your performance is a crucial step that nonprofits must take to succeed. There’s no better way of isolating and troubleshooting any ongoing problems.

Why Mentoring Should Be A Two-Way Street

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his new book, Discover Your True North , Bill George reminds us of the importance of making mentoring a two-way street. He explains that, "the best mentoring interactions spark mutual learning, exploration of similar values, and shared enjoyment.

A Nonprofit's Guide to Antivirus Software and Malicious Program Defense

Tech Soup Blog

This blog was originally published on TechSoup Canada and was written by Corbin Hartwick of We wanted to share it with our audience as a part of our larger online security series.

How to Secure Relationships with Millennial Donors

See What's Out There

For nonprofits, it is essential to consider that even though millennials have the smallest disposable income today, they will eventually reach higher levels of employment making it easier for them to donate more to causes they believe in.

How I stopped worrying and learned to love email design

Beaconfire Wire

After 20 years designing for the web, you’d think very little would surprise me. The digital industry changes fast and I’m used to adapting the latest technologies to create innovative work for our clients.

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How To Pump Up Employee Involvement

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 tips for how to maximize employee involvement : Have active ways to listen to your employees. Check often with employees to see if the information you are sharing with them is what they need and what they want. Share information about customer satisfaction with employees.

3 Determiners of Donor Giving Capacity

Donor Search

Although most of us wish it were a science, determining donor giving capability is more of an art form. Prospect research reveals pieces of data about donors and then does the difficult task of analyzing what those data points mean.

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