Sat.Mar 17, 2012 - Fri.Mar 23, 2012

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today

NetWits

We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector. Ok, ok … that sounds a little bit like bragging, but I promise the report is worth the read.

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2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival.

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#FundraisingFriday :: Please Donate $10 to Your Favorite Nonprofit!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Each Friday through the end of 2012 I am going to donate $10 to one of my Favorite Nonprofits in the hopes of inspiring others to donate more often. It’s true what Walt Whitman said… giving does inspire more giving.

Eleven Ways Facebook Page Timelines Change Your Content Strategy

SocialFish

The new Facebook page timeline layout changes the way your organization needs to think about content.

4 Quick Tips for an Engaging Nonprofit Website

NetWits

Think back to your college days for a moment…you’re walking across campus, tired from the night before, wondering if you’ll be late to class…and you see someone who catches your eye. In 3 seconds, you evaluate their overall look: Clothes, Hair, Smile, Approachability, Confidence and even hygiene.

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Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs

NetWits

TechSoup Global wants to learn more about how nonprofits, libraries, foundations and all types of NGOs use traditional and cloud-based technology. Take the survey or share it with others you know.

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The Internet Gets Charitable

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Mburpee. Note from Beth: I hosted a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference that took place last week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

Everyday Innovation: Using Technology to Improve Your Services

Frogloop

We talk to a lot of people who want to improve the way their organizations use technology, but who feel innovation is a luxury that limited staff time and budgets won’t allow.

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

SocialFish

This post is by Marci D. Thompson, Associate Director, Online Education, APIC. APIC is a professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.

Vote for the Winners of the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards!

Amy Sample Ward

[This post is cross-posted from the NTEN blog.]. With so many incredible videos submitted to this year’s contest it was no easy task, but judges in the 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards have narrowed down the field of entries to 16 finalists. Now, the YouTube community has the opportunity to get involved and cast their vote for the best nonprofit videos of the past year. The 16 finalist videos can be watched on the Contest homepage.

Recruiting Geeks for Human Rights!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Scientist / Data Analysis Engineer / General Techie Want to help save the world with your code? Like going to hackathons and wish you could get paid to work on a good cause full time? Want to help assemble evidence used to convict dictors of war crimes? We're Benetech's Human Rights Data Analysis Group, and we're hiring right now !

Infographic: 2012 Nonprofit Benchmarks

Frogloop

The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmark study comes out April 5 th and is packed with great data that highlights key online fundraising and advocacy response rates as well as social media metrics. Can’t wait to get your hands on the data? Not to worry, you can get a sneak peak at some of they key benchmarks in this terrific infographic that illustrates: Fundraising. Online fundraising grew 20% in 2011.

Getting some perspective.

SocialFish

Just for fun Friday: Check out this amazing site that shows the relative scale of all things (well, not all, but a whole bunch). A nice way to get some perspective. Potluck

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Using Twitter to Build Support Among Latinos for the Affordable Care Act

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Guest post by Elisa Batista, MomsRising.org.

Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal

AFP Blog

Attendees at Austin's SXSW Interactive give big - Austin Business Journal : Convio Inc. Nasdaq: CNVO), an Austin-based fundraising technology company, conducted a survey of SXSW Interactive participants and found more than 87 percent of attendees donate to charity. The top giving categories for the interactive crowd includes children, disaster relief, faith-based and human and social services

5 Assumptions Every Community Manager Should Make Daily

NTEN

Amy Sample Ward. Membership Director. From the time you have to the reason you're interested, the job and perspective of a community manager is very different than that of individual community members. When done well, it can make all the difference. Normally, I stay away from assumptions: We all know the saying about what assuming does to you and me! When it comes to managing or building communities, online or on the ground, the work can seem overwhelming and sometimes even never-ending.

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IMPORTANT: what’s in store for associationTECH now Posterous is going to die?

SocialFish

This post is for all of you who have contributed to or subscribed to the community blog, associationTECH. You may have heard that Twitter has bought Posterous , the platform the blog is on right now. Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter.

Meeting the Geeks of Arabia at N2Vlabs Talks in Amman, Jordan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rami Al-Karmi, N2V Lab.

Does Your Story Matter?

John Haydon

Pinterest Boards and Facebook Page timelines have given you powerful new ways to tell stories through images. And while Pinterest has always been about images (duh), Facebook Page Timelines have features that are nudging you to tell a more visual story.

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World Water Day: The key to sustainability is data

Amy Sample Ward

Today is World Water Day! While there are many, many organizations working on water-related issues all around the world, there’s one I want to highlight: Water for People.

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6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards

Frogloop

Voting for the 6 th annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards is now open to the public.

Myth Busting around Scale

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Tsmall. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

How to Make Your Facebook Page Timeline Easier to Scan (Video Tutorial)

John Haydon

This video shows you how to clean up your Facebook Page Timeline by: Hiding posts. Changing dates. Creating full-width posts. Repositioning photos. I have a few more videos coming out about using Facebook so subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks! Facebook content strategy facebook page howto timeline

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DoGooder Video Award Voting is Open!!

SocialFish

We love these awards – and guess what, I get to interview some of the finalists live at the NTC for the Online NTC Livestream. Whoo hoo!! So take some time this weekend to watch these awesome videos and please go vote !

25 Ways To Be A Better Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

New recipes for capacity building for nonprofits and foundations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr photo by DoroQuez. Note from Beth: I’m hosting a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who are attending the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.

Blog Roundup: Lessons from Kony 2012 Video Campaign

Frogloop

It’s been close to two weeks since Invisible Children released it’s "Kony 2012" video, which quickly spread across social networks, blogs, and made headlines across major news networks and newspapers like the NYT and the Washington Post. With over 80M views on Youtube, the video is still being shared and talked about. Last week Frogloop asked readers "Can Viral Videos Really Create Social Change?" And we received some terrific responses.

Daily Calendar Reminder: Start with Why

Connection Cafe

Author: Miriam Kagan. Why do we all do what we do every day?

Wandering Down the "Don't Touch" Line

Museum 2.0

How do you help visitors know what they can and cannot do in your museum? Most museums have this figured out: they have signs, they have guards, they have cases over the objects. But what happens if you take away the "Don't Touch" signs and the uniforms?

E-Mediat Networking Conference at the Dead Sea, Jordan

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m here at the Dead Sea in Jordan where I delivered the key note for the E-mediat Networking Conference, “New Media for the Networked NGO.”

Get Social: 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference Opportunities to Connect

NTEN

flickr: nonprofity Each year, the Nonprofit Technology Conference brings to its host city the largest and geekiest family reunion around, and this year is no exception.

Six-Step Approach For Discussing Poor Performance

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, the time will come when you will have to speak with an employee about his or her poor performance. Here are six steps that will guide you through that process: Tell him what performance is in need of change and be specific. Tell him how his actions negatively affect the team.

Tips for Improving Email Effectiveness

Wild Apricot Blog

Email continues to be one of the most popular online activities. So if you are using email to engage members or donors, here are a few tips for improving email effectiveness. email member communications

On Turning 4, Grit and Imagination Emergencies!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I hosted a small army of guest bloggers, grantmakers, who attended the GeoFunders National Conference taking place this past week in Seattle. The GEO community is united by a common drive to challenge the norm in pursuit of better results.