Sat.Jun 20, 2015 - Fri.Jun 26, 2015

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Next Email Fundraising Appeal

Connection Cafe

Email is the killer app for online fundraising. Sure, your website, social media, and crowdfunding are all important fundraising channels, but no other online medium lets you go out and actively communicate with your donors online like e-mail.

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Getting Engaged: The most popular non-profit web strategies of 2015

Byte Technology

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The Biggest Social Media Mistakes to Avoid During Your Next Nonprofit Campaign [Part 2]

EveryAction

We called on Ritu Sharma, social media expert and CEO of Social Media for Nonprofits , for some advice on mistakes to avoid during your next nonprofit campaign. Read on for Part 2 of her post! (If If you missed Part 1, check it out here!). guest post nonprofit campaigns social media

Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today

AFP Blog

Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today : "If you’ve not heard of Bitcoin, I think it could still be classified as ‘Okay’. But give it another few months, and you’ll be left in the dust. In fact, it’s already recognized as a real word in the Apple operating system (get it together, Microsoft)." Some material via AFP Blogs here 'via Blog this

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The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study Will Soon Make Its Way to Your Inbox!

Connection Cafe

If you’re into peer-to-peer fundraising numbers like me, then you’re probably anxious to know how your participants compare to the industry. Join us next week for a preview of the annual study.

How Small Organizations Can Put the Environment First

SocialFish

We are in the midst of an environmental revolution, and today, organizations are at the forefront, faced with the responsibility of leading by example and conducting business with the environment in mind. Environmentally-friendly business practices are the key to a prosperous future for all.

[MCON 2015] Millennials More Likely to Donate, Volunteer When Recruited by Peers vs. Bosses

NonProfit Hub

Millennials are the people that make cool. They are largely the demographic that determines the latest trends in culture, technology and everyday life. However, millennials don’t operate in a vacuum. They are influenced by their managers, peers and work environment to get involved.

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Keep the Spark Alive in Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

Picture this: You’ve just launched a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign with an inspiring, well-executed kickoff event. You sit back in your office chair, smile, and pat yourself on the back. Your job is done. Right? Not quite.

[Cool Infographic Friday] The Digital Marketing Roadmap

SocialFish

Some good stuff in this one. H/t Two Legit, via Social Times. —————– ( photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday

The Way We’re Trying to Reach Millennials is Wrong

NonProfit Hub

You’ve seen articles, infographics and webinars about it. You may have even sought out personal assistance on how in the world to reach this wonder demographic known as The Millennials. Yet there still doesn’t seem to be much definitive help as to how to reach this group.

Should your online community be open or closed? | Online Community Results

AFP Blog

Should your online community be open or closed? Online Community Results : "If your community is completely open, anyone can see everything, post anything, and participate as a full member of the community. If your community is completely closed, only people with special permission may see or post content and participate. In most cases, private online communities operate best when they have a mixture of open and closed spaces." 'via via Blog this

The Anatomy of a Content Model

Connection Cafe

What is a Content Model? Content Modeling is a hot topic in the Information Architecture community these days. A content model is a document defining the structure of each content type within a CMS , or Content Management System.

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Realignment #1: From Inside-Out, Tactical Thinking to Outside-In, Inventive Thinking

SocialFish

Suppose your organization is experiencing attrition. Do you focus on symptoms and tactics—improving your “message,” revving up your communication or investing in a cool new website, for example?

[MCON 2015] How to Develop Your Nonprofit Leadership with Minimal Resources

NonProfit Hub

Developing leadership teams in the nonprofit sector is critical. Yet, Richard Brown, vice president of philanthropy at American Express, said many nonprofits lack the resources to develop their talents.

What I Learned In London at the Future of Social Conference

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Social Misfits. I am just back from spending a few days in London where I keynoted the “ Future of Social ” Conference hosted by Social Misfits Media with a talk about Gen Z or as they say in the UK, Gen Zed.

Mobile for Good: A Free How-To Fundraising Webinar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Thursday, November 19. Time: 1-2:30pm EDT. Cost: Free! How to Register: Sign up. Presented by: Heather Mansfield. View: Complete Webinar Schedule. Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices.

Millennials and Transparency in Online Communities

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on the Higher Logic blog , where I’m posting an ongoing series related to Millennials and online community. I’m excited to share them here for you over the next few months! Check out the other good stuff over on Higher Logic too.

Don’t Forget to Add a Dessert to Your Fundraising Dinner

NonProfit Hub

Get out your finest threads, spend a few extra minutes in front of the mirror and most importantly, don’t forget the checkbook. Many nonprofits choose to host fundraising dinners to generate income, recognize important contributors to their organization and build goodwill with the community.

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7 Social Media Toolsets for 2016 by @jeremycaplan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Jeremy Caplan is the Director of Education, Tow-Knight Center Entrepreneurial Journalism and an amazing teacher. I’ve never met him face-to-face, but I’ve learned some much from reading and using his curated instructional materials.

Connect First Partners with VisionLink to Help Those in Need

VisionLink

VisionLink is proud to announce our new partnership with Connect First, an award-winning cloud contact center technology provider, to help not for profits succeed in creating efficiencies and cost savings. Click this link to read more about our exciting new collaboration

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Can You Change an Existing Culture? Find Out on #CultureChat

SocialFish

This Thursday we’ll be hosting another #CultureChat on twitter, and our topic will focus in on the what, when, and how of changing an existing culture. I find that a lot of the organizations with really amazing cultures grew up like that. Their founders created that cool culture.

How Your Nonprofit Can Rock Instagram

Frogloop

Instagram is becoming more and more popular. Just take a look at the stats : Nonprofit Events

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ASKing about Art at the Brooklyn Museum: Interview with Shelley Bernstein and Sara Devine

Museum 2.0

I’ve always been inspired by the creative ways the Brooklyn Museum uses technology to connect visitors to museum content.

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5 Ways to Turn Social Media Followers Into Activists

John Haydon

As we prepare to release research from our sixth year of The Millennial Impact Project, something that remains abundantly clear is how well the Millennial generation uses the power of social media to influence their networks and share their causes.

7 LGBT Tech Projects You Need to Know

Tech Soup Blog

In honor of LGBT Pride Month , I wanted to highlight some inspiring LGBT technology projects you should follow and champion. While diverse in their missions, these projects all have the common threads of inclusivity, support, and access. Trans*H4ck.

The Known Unknowns

Idealware

A couple months ago, I saw this list of essential tech skills and ever since I’ve been thinking a lot about how little technology expertise I had before joining Idealware and how much has changed for me in the past year.

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See How Wild Apricot Integrates with WordPress

Wild Apricot

With the help of a plugin, Wild Apricot and WordPress now speak to each other like never before! Read about the exciting new features. Wild Apricot

Chipotle Launches a Text Message Sweepstakes to Promote a Partnership with Tough Mudder and Engage with Customers

Mobile Commons

This past spring, burrito-making chain Chipotle partnered with Tough Mudder , an organization that puts on mud-run obstacle courses, to run a text message sweepstakes contest.

Microsoft OneNote Gives Dyslexic Kids a New Learning Experience

Tech Soup Blog

(Please visit the site to view this video). The Ordyslexie program, in combination with Les Ateliers du Bocage, has helped more than 1,500 dyslexic French students become more independent and confident in school.

4 Things We Learned While Applying for a B Corp Certification

See What's Out There

One of See3’s company goals for 2015 is to obtain a B Corp certification. What started as a “we’ll-have-this-done-in-a-month” project has become a deeply reflective organizational journey. We’re getting close to completing our application (yay!) but in the collaborative and do-gooder spirit that is the B Corp community, we thought we’d share some tips and surprises we’ve learned on our path to becoming a certified B Corp.

Six Ways To Retain Employees

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I had the pleasure of interviewing Leigh Branham over the past few years. He's the author of the popular book called, The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave. He told me that in research that he has done about the leaders of companies that have won " Best-Place-To-Work " competitions in 45 U.S.

3 Donor Acquisition Tips (Hint: Prospect Research Can Help)

Donor Search

Imagine you’re having a birthday party. You have spent all month planning. The balloons are inflated. The cake is frosted. The piñata is stuffed. The big day finally arrives and no one comes. You forgot to send out the invitations!

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9 Amazing Organizations Share Their Tech Success

Tech Soup Blog

Over the past year, we've been doing TechSoup Impact stories about nonprofits, churches, and libraries doing great work with TechSoup product donations. Here are the ones we especially liked from the past year! HART for Animals.

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June updates

Wild Apricot

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Best Leadership Quotes From The Book, Just Listen

Eric Jacobsen Blog

5 Tips For Brainstorming New Ideas

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have lots of ideas. So, be sure you provide the forums and mechanisms for your employees to share their ideas with you. Hold at least a few brainstorming sessions each year, as well. And, when you are brainstorming with your employees, try these five tips : Encourage ALL ideas.

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How Drones Are Being Used to Benefit Humankind

Tech Soup Blog

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are one of the most surprising technologies for good. These devices got their start in the military and continue to be on the cutting edge of weaponry and surveillance.