Sat.Mar 05, 2011 - Fri.Mar 11, 2011

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. There are a ton of great activities, networking opportunities and sessions focused on the non-profit space this year – one of which Blackbaud will be moderating.

SXSW Panel: Join A Global Discussion About Free Agents and Nonprofits in a Networked World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Illustration by Jonny Goldstein who will provide live graphic facilitation of this highly interactive and fun panel.

Trending Sources

Five Nonprofits That Have Found Their Facebook Voice

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ninety percent of your nonprofit’s success on Facebook is dependent upon the Admin who manages your Facebook Page.

Get Out the Vote for the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards


The 5th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are off to a record start with over 1,350 videos from over 800 organizations. That's a lot of tear-inducing, action-starting, video storytelling! Now comes the hard part: voting.

Why Do Your Email Recipients Unsubscribe?


Why do people unsubscribe from your email? While there are a number of possible reasons, many can likely be traced to unmet expectations. The content doesn’t interest me. They send too much email. So, how can you align subscriber expectations with your actual email program?

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More Trending

Creative credit card donation scam

Robert Weiner

A friend forwarded the following description of a scam aimed at a well-known college. Fortunately, they didn't fall for it. I would like to make everyone aware of a recent situation here that is most likely a scam to launder stolen credit card funds, appearing as a gift. A $9,000 gift is received and approved from an unknown entity (in this case a “Cassandra Harvey”), with Smyrna, GA address, Yahoo email and legitimate phone number.

Happy International Women’s Day: Meet Keo Savon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Happy International Women’s Day ! It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements.

Does the Internet Inspire Youth Activism or Slacktivism?


Will the Millennials be a generation of social activists or slacktivists? That’s a big question on nonprofits’ minds, which are trying to engage with them early in hopes of developing long-term relationships with these future donors. Unfortunately, Millennials have been portrayed as the “me generation&#. They are viewed as techies and quite fickle when it comes to activism. They can be excited about one issue, and then quickly move on.

Breaking out of the Volunteer Data Silo

Connection Cafe

Author: Amber Wobschall. In many of my past jobs and internships, I worked with volunteers. And I loved it. But, I struggled with data and I know many organizations still do. In college, my non-profit internship had me managing my program in a three ring binder. Useful for me, but not so useful for other staff members of the small office who might benefit from the information I gleaned.

Presenting - AFP's New Conference Mobile Site for Chicago!

AFP Blog

Presenting - AFP's New Conference Mobile Site for Chicago!: "AFP AFP is proud to announce, the exclusive mobile site that will allow attendees to access everything they need to optimize their AFP 2011 Conference experience—right on their smartphone! The conference mobile site can be viewed across all smartphone browsers (iPhones, Blackberries, Droids, etc.), no matter the

craigconnects: A Network of Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’m honored to host a guest post from friend Craig Newmark who is launching a new site, a network of networks. I&# m still recovering from jet lag from the E-Mediat project where I spent time training technology trainers who work with NGOS about the Networked Nonprofit. We’re living in a connected world, and Craig is going to take where no nerd has gone before. Announcing craigconnects a guest by Craig Newmark. I just launched a new thing called craigconnects.

RFPs: 3 Lessons for Organizations Issuing Them


We’re ( Environmental Defense Fund ) outsourcing more work these days, so we’re putting more thought into how to best match vendors with projects.

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The Ministry of Rules: Interview with Nikki Pugh

Museum 2.0

Last month, artist and game designer Nikki Pugh led an utterly charming, often hilarious community residency at the City Gallery in Leicester, UK.

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Share Buttons and Bars

NCE Social Media

Are you using share buttons and or bars on your websites? They are a key enabler to make your site and it’s content viral, i.e. allowing people who view it to easily share it with others.

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Recent Projects


Recent Projects. New Energy Cities (Seattle): Strategy + Website. A project of Climate Solutions, the New Energy Cities program aims to accelerate the transition to a clean, renewable, super-efficient energy system in our cities. link]. KAHEA (Honolulu): Strategy + Website + Email Templates and Integration. KAHEA is an acronym for Ka (the) Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance. hea translates from Hawaiian as "the call", the call for a healthy environment and thriving cultural traditions. link].

SXSW Top Picks


Conference season is here. Coming up this week is SXSWi in Austin, Texas. SXSWi is always packed with tons of panels on just about every interactive topic under the sun. It's impossible to take it all in. Don't worry though, we combed through all of the nonprofit related panels and the following sessions sparked our attention. Diversity in the Digital Age.

Key Trends in Nonprofit Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

NonProfit Trends

Blackbaud has released two new groundbreaking research studies that reveal insights about peer-to-peer event fundraising. The research was unveiled at at the Run Walk Ride 2011 Fundraising Conference

Let's put an end to nonprofit spam

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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How To Link Online Advocacy With Fundraising

John Haydon

If your nonprofit conducts advocacy campaigns, maybe you’ve had a difficult time understanding how those efforts might align with your fundraising efforts. It might be even more difficult if these two efforts are located in different branches of your org tree.

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Craigslist Founder Starts Site Featuring Nonprofits - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Craigslist Founder Starts Site Featuring Nonprofits - Social Philanthropy - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "Craigslist founder Craig Newmark has a new Web site he hopes will connect nonprofits to one another and rally new supporters

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The NPTech Response to Japan


Flickr photo: Logan was his name-o It's been just a few hours since one of the largest recorded earthquakes and subsequent tsunami hit off the coast of Japan. The photos and video coming out of the region are awe inspiring and scary. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan.

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Updating the roster of local heroes: Nonprofit technology.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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Your fancy landing page won’t do shit

John Haydon

No matter how amazing your website looks, it won’t produce results unless you have a solid content strategy. A content strategy is nothing more than a plan for how you’ll create a conversation around your cause. It should answer questions like: What are we about? Why are we relevant?

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Emily Goligoski, The SanFranista: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The fifth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Emily Goligoski. Emily is a w riter and digital strategist who blogs as TheSanFranista. She produces tech entrepreneurship content for the organization Women 2.0 and teaches yoga in San Francisco. You can follow her on Twitter at @emgollie.

11NTC Tip of the Day: Get out and See DC!


The Nonprofit Technology Conference is now less than one week away! We've put together some tips for making the conference both memorable and valuable and we're them every day until the event starts.

11NTC Session Preview: Going Online for Capacity Mapping and.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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What’s The Difference Between CSS, HTML and PHP?

John Haydon

Maybe you’re beginning to build a simple website, or just want a better understanding of the many acronyms you’ve been hearing lately. “ CSS “, “HTML&# and “PHP&# are thrown around so often and with such ease, you’re embarrassed to ask what they mean.

Jamie Ridler, Creative Living: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The seventh guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Jamie Ridler. Jamie is a creative living coach and the director of Jamie Ridler Studios.

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Say "No" to Money (to Make Money)


Arnon Shafir, CEO and Co-founder, give2gether Say "no" to money. We dare you. Believe it or not, sometimes saying 'no' to money helps the money pour in. Counter-intuitive? But does it work?


Emergency Response Guide

Connection Cafe

Author: Kent Gilliam. Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Convio wants to help you. Download and put our " Be Prepared When Your Mission Calls " rapid response fundraising guide to work for you. Rapid response is a top-of-mind topic for nonprofits of all shapes and sizes right now.

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Method Tweeting at sxsw

Beaconfire Wire

UPDATE: Our panel was just named one of the 80+ things not to miss at sxsw by Mashable! For non profits, establishing a voice & brand on Twitter can be a tricky proposition.

Desiree Adaway, Global Service and Leadership: How I Have Fun, Do Good

Have Fun - Do Good

The sixth guest blogger in my Have Fun, Do Good series is Desiree Adaway. Desiree is a consultant, strategist, coach, storyteller and explorer.

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Top 5 (Intangible) Tools for Nonprofit Marketers


By Evan C. Parker, Associate Director, Online Donor Engagement, The Nature Conservancy. There are dozens of tactics and platforms that the nonprofit glitterati will tell you are "absolutely essential" to nonprofit marketing success. They're right about each and every one of them. What makes the difference in my day-to-day work, however, are those intangible tools that you don't really buy -- you just sort of "wing it", and hope that the powers that be don't figure out what you're doing.

Technology for the Location Agnostic

Connection Cafe

Author: Cheryl Black. A couple years ago I learned about some crazy happenings at the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio : they didn't go to work. WHAT!? Awesome. Last year during SXSW, I had the good luck to meet and become friends with their CEO and implementor of no-office office, Jessica Lawrence.