Sat.Apr 14, 2012 - Fri.Apr 20, 2012

Nonprofit Logo Design: A Simple 3 Step Process

NetWits

Every brand designer I know has worked with a client who created their own logo at least once in their career. No exceptions. Shhhh, it’s okay if you’re one of those clients. Nobody needs to know.}. Nonprofit logo design is a process that can be just as painful as it can be exciting.

Dissociation: Associations and the Reality of Irrelevance

SocialFish

I was talking with the Empress of Socialfish herself, Maddie Grant, trying to plan out my Social, In Theory topic. Maddie had asked me if I had any thoughts on “associations”; I am, after all, about to be a freshly minted “real person” – leaving grad school in May.

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Free Webinar on June 6! 10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. The Social Web has dramatically changed how nonprofits communicate with supporters, donors, and volunteers.

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Scrappy VS Strategic: Is there a generational divide in nonprofits around how to innovate using new technology?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Ceclcia Aros.

Revenue, Retention and Reactivation: Findings from the 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Report

NetWits

Download The 2011 Index of Higher Education Fundraising Performance Report to learn more about the 6% revenue growth and other key performance indicators of annual funds at more than 100 public and private institutions. Download the report now! .

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Free Webinar on June 6! 10 Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make in Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2012. Time: 1pm-2:30 EDT. Cost: Free. How to Register: Sign up! Presented By: Heather Mansfield. The Social Web has dramatically changed how nonprofits communicate with supporters, donors, and volunteers.

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The Social Executive

SocialFish

Social business is good business. But don’t just take our word for it. “Access to communities and networks improve efficiency and quality.” ” Check out this GREAT slide deck by Rachel Happe. The Social Executive. View more presentations from The Community Roundtable.

Building Community Bridges: A "So What" Behind Social Participation

Museum 2.0

Last Friday, I witnessed something beautiful at my museum. A group in their late teens/early 20s were wandering through the museumwide exhibition on love. They were in a playful mood, talking about the objects, playing the games, responding on the comment boards.

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Find the Charlie’s, Justine’s, and Edna’s in your network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was honored to moderate a panel at Innogive Conference on the intersection of social and mobile strategy.

No Losers Allowed in the Fundraising Game

Frogloop

Somehow, in our age, fundraising became a win-or-lose game for people and organizations trying to do some good in their communities. Nonprofits are strapped with time and resources, and good citizens have to jump through hoops to make a difference.

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Why Should You CARE?

Connection Cafe

Author: Karoline McLaughlin. We all have a desire to be connected, to know that what matters to us most is something others also care about. This is especially true in our close relationships, both on a business and personal front.

The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits

Idealware

PublishDate: April 2012. How do you choose software for your nonprofit? With so many different types of software available, it’s difficult to even know what’s available, let alone what’s best for your organization’s particular needs.

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Twive and Receive Approaches 100 Cities with Two Months to Go

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Twive and Receive Approaches 100 Cities with Two Months to Go Guest Post By Geoff Livingston. Yes, just what you wanted, another Twitter coined word – Twive, combining Twitter and giving.

Why Monthly Giving Rules!

Frogloop

Yesterday, Care2 held a terrific webinar about monthly giving with Harvey McKinnon of Harvey McKinnon Associates, Teva Harrison of Nature Conservancy of Canada, and Ryann Miller of Care2. Why is monthly giving so critical to nonprofits? Seven Key Reasons Why Monthly Giving Rules! Increases income.

What is Nonprofit Storytelling And Why is it So Important?

John Haydon

Stories are the heart and soul of your organization. They’re the thousands of tiny little living threads that connect your organization and your fans. But stories are also the most tool you have to get people to take action! What makes a good story?

@NonprofitOrgs is now following 100,000 Nonprofits, Nonprofit Staff, and Nonprofit Service Providers!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every morning I begin my day with browsing those that have followed @NonprofitOrgs from the previous morning before. I then follow in return those that are nonprofits, nonprofit staff, or nonprofit service providers and today I followed my 100,000th nonprofit: Furry Feet Rescue in Walnut Port, PA ( @FurryFeetRescue ). To commemorate reaching 100,000 (which took three years, 10 months, and 100,000 clicks of a mouse!),

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SocialFish

Don’t let this be you. AAACETweet i want to join your association, but have a problem with your lack of a social media presence. — Will Deyamport, MSEd (@peoplegogy) April 17, 2012. Potluck Social Learning

Upcoming Webinar on April 26: Finding Funders for Your Cause

Tech Soup Blog

As you may recall, last month we held a webinar with the Foundation Center titled Mapping Philanthropy: How You Can Use Data Visualization to Do Good. If you did not get a chance to attend, you can still watch the recording of the event. On Thursday, April 26 at 11 a.m.

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2012 PANO Annual Conference

Amy Sample Ward

Date : April 16-17, 2012. Location : Harrisburg, PA. Topic : Using Social Media to Tell Your Story and Raise Funds. Description : Is social media helping you reach your organizational goals and meet your mission? Is it even helping you raise money to support your work? This session will provide an overview of the latest research on social networking and online fundraising and provide some guidelines and best practices to get you started today.

8 Ideas for Social Media Rewards

Connection Cafe

Author: Kent Gilliam. Last month during my kid's spring break we took a little trip to a favorite destination of mine as a child, the Science Museum of Oklahoma. This place was always a magical place of learning for me! Thirty-something years later was no different.

Introducing Groundwire and Groundwire Consulting, Inc.

GroundWire

These are exciting times. Going green is no longer just for a small fringe group. Moms and dads everywhere care about what they are putting on, in and around their families. People are becoming interested in energy-saving (and money-saving) households. Friends who you never would have expected are coming into stores with cloth bags and taking mass transit.

Reliability of Resources: The 2012 Field Guide to Software for Nonprofits

Idealware

The other day, I drove circles around a cement plant outside San Antonio, Texas, looking for a Google-recommended barbecue joint that just did not exist. That got me thinking about where I get my information, and how much I trust it--or how much I should trust it.

Pinterest: The Next Big Thing for Nonprofits (or Just Digital Scrapbooking)?

NTEN

What are your thoughts about Pinterest? I've heard a lot of opinions about it over the last few weeks, from "It's just digital scrapbooking (get over it)" to "Pinterest can replace your blog!" As with most tools, the truth lies somewhere in between – depending on your goals. Facebook used to be just a place for college kids to hang out; Twitter was a good way to tell the world what you had for lunch. and Orkut and Friendster never really caught on.

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5 Workplace Volunteer Coordination Tips

Connection Cafe

Author: Amber Wobschall. Most of my posts are written for the non-profit audience, but this month, I’m taking a different approach.

Telling Your Story Through Your Annual Report

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some tips and examples of how to tell your organization's story to make your annual report more engaging and compelling. Non-profit Communications annual reports

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4 Ways To Make Your Executive Coaching Experience More Successful

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you are a leader already engaging with an executive coach, or contemplating engaging one, here are four ways to make your coaching experience a success, as reported in a relatively recent issue of Fortune magazine: Find the right match. Find someone to push and challenge you.

App Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

There's a lot that an app can do for you. But getting started can be overwhelming. What apps are already out there? How would apps benefit your nonprofit or library? Does it make sense to build your own app? The resources below will help you get started answering these questions.

Don't Want to be All By Myself

Connection Cafe

Author: Sally Heaven. Let's start off this blog post with a confession: I was supposed to post this yesterday. But I was traveling and just couldn't finish up before I had to board my plane.

Celebrating the Value of Volunteering

Wild Apricot Blog

It's National Volunteer Week - here are some thoughts on unique ways to celebrate with and recognize volunteers. national volunteer week Volunteers

@NonprofitOrgs is now following 100,000 Nonprofits, Nonprofit Staff, and Nonprofit Service Providers!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Every morning I begin my day with browsing those that have followed @NonprofitOrgs from the previous morning before. I then follow in return those that are nonprofits, nonprofit staff, or nonprofit service providers and today I followed my 100,000th nonprofit: Furry Feet Rescue in Walnut Port, PA ( @FurryFeetRescue ). To commemorate reaching 100,000 (which took three years, 10 months, and 100,000 clicks of a mouse!),

Does Your Nonprofit Have A Content Marketing Strategy?

John Haydon

You understand that there’s more to engagement than simple small talk. You also understand that when folks are truly engaged, they tell their friends about the good work you’re doing, which is way more effective than if you told their friends.

Banner Banter

Connection Cafe

Author: Emily Goodstein. I know, I know. You’re not sure what to put in that big open space at the top of the new Facebook layout. Well, I’ve come to the rescue. I’ve pulled together three ideas from Convio clients who are rocking and rolling with the new format.

TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative: You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) has provided warrantied refurbished computers and other IT devices to nonprofits and libraries for seven years now. In taking stock of things this Earth week we thought we’d take a look at how far we’ve come. Just the environmental benefits alone are surprising, not to mention how well computer refurbishment has caught on in other parts of the world. How It All Started.

TechCocktail Features the Mobile Marketing Revolution

Mobile Commons

TechCocktail, a website dedicated to emerging technology and innovation, just had a great book preview of Jed Alpert’s new book, The Mobile Marketing Revolution: How Your Brand Can have a One to One Conversation with Everyone. The post, titled “Social Media Isn’t Enough,” excerpts a chapter of the book that discusses how aggressive social media campaigns often miss opportunities for building long-term relationships.