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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST


Every successful campaign starts with a moment. Whether you're raising money to build a new school or curing a worldwide epidemic, a single moment drives the need for a campaign. This year, no moment has been more controversial than the rollout of the recent immigration ban.

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Global Tech Trends for Nonprofits


With technology taking over almost every part of people’s lives it has become more and more important for nonprofits to leverage different online platforms.

5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. After your nonprofit has crafted a content strategy and created an editorial calendar (Chapter 7), the next step is to start thinking about the tone of voice of your content.

[New Report] Online Giving Increased by 7.9% in 2016

Connection Cafe

Overall charitable giving increased 1% in 2016 and online giving was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. This is based on the latest findings of the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact in the 2 016 Charitable Giving Report.

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4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

Does your nonprofit have a plan for storytelling this year ? If you’re like most organizations, the answer is most likely no. The truth is that nonprofits are still not using storytelling as strategically as they could be. I hear from many of my clients and students that it “happens when it happens.” In other words, storytelling is an ad-hoc activity that happens on the side. The problem with this approach is that it leads to missed opportunities.

Awesome Association Jobs This Week – February 23


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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23 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Webinars are a great way to get some free education on how to run your nonprofit better. There's something for everyone in this list, so you shouldn't have a problem finding one or two webinars that are right for you. march webinars

5 Times Foundations Cause More Problems Than They Solve

NonProfit Hub

The nature of philanthropy is a want to help. It’s what foundations were created to do. But all too often, foundations, corporate grantmakers, and donors end up unintentionally causing problems instead of helping to solve them. Even with the best intentions, foundations often take actions that oppose the outcomes that both they and their grantees hope to achieve. Here are five common ways foundations cause more problems than they solve: Providing short-term funding for a long-term outcome.

4 Important Considerations Before Investing in Today’s Technology for Tomorrow

Connection Cafe

What technology is best? How can I get the most out of my software solution? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions – you’re not alone. As an account executive for foundation management technology solutions at MicroEdge + Blackbaud , I get asked these questions a lot. These sorts of decisions should never be made lightly since the infrastructure of today will be a major determining factor for your organization’s impact over the next several years.

Come to the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit!!


Will you join us at the 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit April 5 – 7th in Washington, D.C.? It’s going to be awesome!

Why Successful Nonprofits Track Employee Time

Tech Soup Blog

There's nothing easy about running a nonprofit. It takes a heroic effort to raise funds, hire and retain talent, and ultimately, deliver on your mission.

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[PODCAST] Why Nonprofits Need to Dream, Humanize and Have Patience | Ft. Dan Pallotta

NonProfit Hub

“Those of us working in nonprofit organizations need to take our eyes off of overhead ratios and put [our focus] far out into the sky and look at our dreams for impact.” — Dan Pallotta. Pallotta is talking about the dreams that got us involved in our organizations in the first place. Work in the nonprofit sector often gets clouded by stigmas and the notion that no one is supposed to spend any money.

Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

Connection Cafe

Today marks 2017’s Digital Learning Day, a day where we celebrate technology’s role in how we learn.

Nonprofit Tips to Fundraise More Effectively


If your nonprofit is looking for insight to increase its fundraising, Blackbaud's Benchmark Report provides some great data. Email Still Matters.

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7 Rules for Successfully Soliciting Board Members


Asking board members for money is one of an Executive Director’s least favorite tasks. Nonprofit leaders often feel uncomfortable with this role as they know how much non-financial help their board is giving them. How can they ask for money too?

9 Actionable Tips for Writing Kick-Ass Emails to Nurture Donor Relationships


Donors’ are an integral part of the nonprofit ecosystem. Maintaining and nourishing donor relationships is extremely vital.

The Foundation Operations and Management Report—New Advice for Funders and Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

As funders, many of us spend quite a bit of time looking outward. We look at the world around us and find outlets that reflect our philanthropic passions. We look at communities to see needs and possibilities. We look at nonprofits and the people who lead them to find inspiration, motivation, and opportunities for directing our support. Yet how often do we take the time to look in the mirror?

Picture Perfect: A/B Split Testing Your WordPress Site Imagery

Byte Technology

Whether you’re posing proud for a formal portrait or grabbing a quick selfie with friends on vacation, everybody wants to look their very best. And when it comes to designing and running a WordPress sie—whether it be a blog, a money-making e-tail page or even a bit of corporate PR—getting the right image that grabs attention and keeps visitors interested and engaged is incredibly important for a successful website.

Wired Explains What Happens in Congressional Offices When You Call – And Why A Phone Call is So Effective

Mobile Commons

We’ve heard again and again (for example, on this blog! that phone calls are the best way to influence legislators. But when you call Congress, what exactly is happening at the other end of the line? An article in Wired walks through the process from the Congressional office’s perspective.

Five Reasons to Come to MuseumCamp 2017

Museum 2.0

Dear friends, We're about a month from the deadline to apply for MuseumCamp 2017 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Here are five reasons YOU should apply this year. Dive into co-creative project design.

Donald Trump and The Last Great Inadequacy Ad

See What's Out There

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign represented the pinnacle of what is referred to as “inadequacy marketing.”. The post Donald Trump and The Last Great Inadequacy Ad appeared first on The See3 Blog. strategy tech web Donald Trump empowerment infomercials marketing

A/B Split Testing 101: Tools and Tips for WordPress Site Optimization

Byte Technology

WordPress site designers, owners and administrators all have something in common with one another: they all want to see their sites perform better: look more attractive: get more hits and conversions; see more pass-alongs and click-throughs; engage more repeat visitors etc. In essence, it’s all about getting the most consistent and positive attention and building a loyal audience, no matter if the site is for a simple blog, a non-profit organization or an e-commerce concern.

Top 5 Mobile Articles to Read This Week

Mobile Commons

A U.S. senator reveals calls to the U.S. Capitol switchboard have SHATTERED the previous record Never in the history of the country have more people contacted their elected representatives than they have recently.

How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Courage Solution , a book by Mindy Mackenzie , is all about the simple truth that the only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself.

What We’re Reading

See What's Out There

The depth to which Facebook uses online data to peer into our souls can be disconcerting. The post What We’re Reading appeared first on The See3 Blog. tech news NGO what we're reading

Hello world!

Mobile Commons

Welcome to Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! The post Hello world! appeared first on Mobile Commons

Time to Vote for the 2017 DoGooder Awards!

See What's Out There

The time has come! Earlier this month, individuals and nonprofits submitted their social good videos for the DoGooder Awards, brought to you by See3 and our partners at NTEN and Causevox. Now we need YOU to pick the very best in each of the three categories: Funny for Good, Fundraising for Good and Best Nonprofit […]. The post Time to Vote for the 2017 DoGooder Awards! appeared first on The See3 Blog. video DoGooder Awards

Eight Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A

How To Make Small Changes To Achieve Extraordinary Results

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“Making small changes to reach big goals is the answer,” says entrepreneur and bestselling author Michael Alden in his book, 5 % MORE: Making Small Changes To Achieve Extraordinary Results. “If

How To Be Humble

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From John Blakey 's new book, The Trusted Executive , published just a couple weeks ago, here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.