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Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011


Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again. South by South West Interactive 2011 is upon us. Here’s the detail … ?Title: You coming?

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. Here’s the world time clock.

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. And I’m not talking about the kind of silos you find on a farm.

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. Facebook

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.

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The Three Most Common Mistakes Nonprofit Group Admins Make on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s at that point that the spammers take over and once a LinkedIn Group becomes overrun with spam, forget it. Only two! No kidding. LinkedIn

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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. My tribute is to a Cambodian woman leader of the future.

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. Comments. As if we didn’t have enough to do right now!

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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&#.

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! no matter the

craigconnects: A Network of Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Announcing craigconnects a guest by Craig Newmark. I just launched a new thing called craigconnects. This is the biggest thing in my life, and I’d like a little help from you. Together, we can work together from the grassroots up to make things better for everyone. Please check it out at Guest Post Networks

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.

RFPs: 3 Lessons for Organizations Issuing Them


Here’s what I’ve learned so far about issuing successful RFPs. Share your budget range. This happens on small projects, too.

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Share Buttons and Bars

NCE Social Media

Are you using share buttons and or bars on your websites? A share bar is a bar that goes on the side or bottom of your webpage. Sharing Tools. AddThis.

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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. link]. link].

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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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. Conferences

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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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. When did our office equipment start shrinking? Laptops.

How To Link Online Advocacy With Fundraising

John Haydon

It might be even more difficult if these two efforts are located in different branches of your org tree. Plan actions that move from easy to hard.

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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Updating the roster of local heroes: Nonprofit technology.

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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The NPTech Response to 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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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. 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.

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

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

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


The Nonprofit Technology Conference is now less than one week away! Today's tip: Get out and see DC! & Independence Ave. & Constitution Ave.

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.

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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Tips for a Successful Software Implementation

Vertex Systems

Keep in mind that many software implementations fail

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? Every single cent. For example, a hospital looking to raise $50,000 for a new CT machine creates a 'conditional giving' campaign. It's the machine or nothing.

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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! Should the visual “Identity” be organizational or personal?

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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