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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

As the first generation to grow up with modern technology so easily at our fingertips, Millennials have reengineered the way information is delivered and consumed.

One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’ve just finished two weeks on the road of book events for my new book, Happy Healthy Nonprofit , co-authored with Aliza Sherman. During many of the Q/A sessions, we heard from many nonprofit professionals who were feeling impact of a perpetual cycle of outrage.

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8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

5 reasons nonprofits have an advantage when it comes to social media

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ———-. If you read [Mizz Information], you already know I have a tendency to skew kind of negative on things.

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Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement

Connection Cafe

When asked by organizations whether their online fundraising programs should focus on donor acquisition or donor retention, I say, “Yes.”.

Do You Really? ?Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor? Guest Post by John Haydon. The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors.

50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon

John Haydon

This week, I attended BloomCon, the annual conference sponsored by Bloomerang. The focus is on donor retention, which the Bloomerang staff keeps a close eye on. The lineup of speakers was the best around.

What do you think about your community platform?

SocialFish

We won’t buy a $6 latte at a café without checking out reviews first. But where do community managers go when they’re getting ready to spend $10,000 or more per year for on-domain community software?

Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

Connection Cafe

Whenever I am on the road with clients the conversation always turns to a debate about the value of predictive modeling vs. the value of traditional wealth screening. It’s a great debate.

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5 Creative (and Free!) Ways to Attract More Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

It can sometimes be a challenge to attract enough volunteers to your organization or event. Maybe shaking up your recruiting methods will help. When traditional recruiting tactics start to return lackluster results, consider implementing these five creative and free approaches to attracting volunteers: Mine Your Social Network. Maybe the volunteers you’re looking for have been right under your nose the whole time. Ask your friends and family if they or someone they know might want to volunteer.

A Simple Tip for A Good Night’s Sleep: Use An Alarm Clock

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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Hot Nonprofit Marketing Jobs This Week – February 16

SocialFish

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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5 Red Flags to Look Out for When Raising Major Gifts

Wild Apricot Blog

Fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein identifies the top red flags to watch for at your organization when it comes to receiving major gifts. Once you eliminate these red flags, you’ll be ready to raise major gifts in a major way. amy Fundraising major-gifts

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No One Wants to Sign Up for Your Damn E-Newsletter

NonProfit Hub

Picture this: you just Googled “how to patch the hole in my jeans,” and find the most irresistible article with the top three ways to mend your favorite pair (number 2 will blow your mind!). While reading about the best practices for denim patching, you notice a little box to the right of the article that says “sign up for our e-newsletter.”

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The New York State LGBT Health & Human Services Network Is Using Text Messages to Connect Vulnerable Populations with a Life-Saving Drug

Mobile Commons

Problem: How do you provide a vulnerable population with access to a life-saving drug? PrEP, a prescription medicine that can help reduce the risk of HIV transmission, has the potential to save lives. But many of the people most at risk face barriers when attempting to access the medication.

TechSoup Boost: An Easy Way to Boost Your TechSoup Love

Tech Soup Blog

If you're reading this, there's a good chance that you already know many of the ways TechSoup helps nonprofits and libraries to achieve more using technology. But we'd like to take a moment to (re)introduce you to an easy way to get even more out of TechSoup. Meet TechSoup Boost.

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How to Use Data to Achieve Your Mission

Wild Apricot Blog

Most nonprofits don't use their database to help achieve their mission. Database expert Wes Trochlil reveals how the most successful organizations use their data efficiently and effectively by asking the right questions. database management database data Wes-Trochlil

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

NonProfit Hub

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc.

Make a Bigger Impact with a Nonprofit Mentor

John Haydon

Now more than ever, it’s important for nonprofits to come together and work as allies and mentors. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc.

Making Mobile Devices and Computers Easier to Use for Seniors: Part 1 – Magnification

Tech Soup Blog

This is the first of a three-part series on ways to make digital devices easier to use for seniors. It was originally published by Community Technology Network (CTN) and is reprinted here by permission of CTN Executive Director Kami Griffiths. All images in the piece are courtesy of CTN as well.

8 free tools Nonprofits can use to triple productivity

VolunteerMark

Do projects, operations, administrative work, volunteer management, and fundraising activities continuously lay in the pending section of your to-do list? With limited resources and a huge list of work to be done, nonprofits are often pressed for time and sometimes get stuck on the small things.

Off to Market: The Best WordPress Plugins for Maximum Traffic

Byte Technology

For those trying to make the most of their WordPress—or, more importantly, the most money off their WordPress site—it can sometimes be difficult to ascertain just how to go about marketing your blog, products, services and so on. Indeed, as the most popular content management system ever, there’s a lot of competition for positive attention, and getting noticed can often be a daunting task.

What We’re Reading

See What's Out There

By Mitch Hurst, Senior Consultant How altruism goes viral Nature.com: New research provides insight into what makes fundraising and awareness campaigns go viral. The sustainability of social cause campaigns may depend on whether motivations to give originate from the heart or from external pressures. “In fact, extrinsic incentives, such as competitions, can actually undermine people's […]. The post What We’re Reading appeared first on The See3 Blog. fundraising tech

How To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

Poor John Cornyn: His pesky constituents keep calling Cornyn, the three-term senator from Texas, reported that his offices were flooded with constituent calls opposing the nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. A great reminder that phone calls work!

The Starting Line: Great Tips for Beginning a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that blogging is big. Huge really. At present it’s estimated that there are some 150 million active blogs operating at any given time. And although that number includes a lot of fly-by-nights sites and those who don’t have staying power, blogging—especially via a WordPress site, an innovator and leader in the technology—is still a force to be reckoned with on the Internet. Unfortunately there are lots of reasons that some blogs don’t make the grade and wither and die.

The Three Key Activities Of Strategic Thinking

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Leading With Strategic Thinking , the three key activities that comprise strategic thinking are: Assessing situations Recognizing patterns Making decisions. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Strategic Thinking