Sat.Jan 24, 2015 - Fri.Jan 30, 2015

Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015

EveryAction

It''s almost hard to imagine what life at a nonprofit was like before we could blast out fundraising emails, share stories over Facebook, or issue a call-to-action via Twitter. Remember those days? ).

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Have you ever had to make a decision that impacted your organization or its constituents? If so, then your organization can probably benefit from conducting market research.

Taking Action: Optimizing your Online Communications

Byte Technology

Let’s be honest: monetary donations are great, and for many non-profits the most critical element of their operations.

3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media

TechImpact

Did you know: 73 percent of first time donors do not give again? There are many reasons contributors leave; they don’t feel appreciated, or don’t feel like part of the organization, and they leave. While gaining new donors is always important, keeping them is even more so. If you can maintain just a 10 percent […]. The post 3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Inspiration for your Nonprofit Website Design

EveryAction

Let me ask you a question: How does your organization''s website look? Happy with it

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How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

Connection Cafe

Last week I kicked off the Blackbaud Power Hour series with a webinar on tips to get donors into the pipeline. For me it all comes down to a renewed focus online. With proper planning and execution, a stronger online fundraising and marketing strategy can grow all of your avenues of offline support.

VisionLink Is In The News: Real-Time Winter Storm Map

VisionLink

I wanted to quickly write and share with you the local and national media coverage that VisionLink has been recently receiving in response to winter storm Juno.

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Colleges Mine Social Media for Clues on Likely Donors – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Colleges Mine Social Media for Clues on Likely Donors – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "A handful of tech start-ups are making tools that harness data and interactions from widely used social networks to help colleges and universities identify alumni with the greatest propensity to donate, writes The New York Times. " ''via Blog this

Red Light, Green Light for Peer to Peer Fundraising in 2015

Connection Cafe

Hello blogosphere! I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me. It appears that so far I’m not doing great with my New Year’s resolution to blog more. Well, you can’t go back; you can only move forward, and I look forward to sharing creative fundraising ideas with throughout 2015.

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Infographic: How To Pick The Right Image File

TechImpact

What’s the difference between a.jpeg and a.jpg? Or what about a.png? What even is a.png? Believe it or not it’s not just random. The file extension you choose to save you image as can in fact impact the way your image appears online. For example, did you know that,png files […]. The post Infographic: How To Pick The Right Image File appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Tech

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Direct marketing is dead. Long live direct marketing!

SocialFish

Guest post by Sophie Davidson. ———— Direct marketing is all about communicating directly with people. This might be through a direct mail campaign, some banner advertising or SMS marketing (see GlobalMessaging for more information on this).

How to Choose Software to Manage Your Church

AFP Blog

How to Choose Software to Manage Your Church : ''via Blog this''. NPChurchFundraising NPSoftware

Why Savvy Nonprofits Are Dumping QuickBooks™ and Moving to the Cloud

Connection Cafe

Believe it or not, your organization is about to be part of an enormous wave of change in the next few years. That’s because, if you’re like a lot of nonprofits, you’re using an on premise accounting application. And most likely that on premise solution is QuickBooks.

Be My Valentine? How to Show Donors You Care

NonProfit Hub

We’re all searching for that special someone. You know, the one who will stick with you through thick and thin. That person who understands you and who just gets it. Wait, I was talking about donors—weren’t you? It’s time to stop looking for a one-night stand (er, I mean one-time donors).

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Trends for 2015

SocialFish

I don’t know about you, but I haven’t seen as many “trends” an “predictions” slide decks (or blog posts) this year as in years past. Wonder why.

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Next Wave of Smartphone Giving Arrives in UK - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

Next Wave of Smartphone Giving Arrives in UK - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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One Cost Your Organization Can’t Afford to Cut

Connection Cafe

Tight budget, big plans—you’ve been there. More often than not, nonprofit organizations are tasked with doing more with less. Oftentimes this means cutting costs and eliminating programs where you can in order to invest where it matters most. But one cost nonprofits must realize they can’t afford to cut is training. An investment in employee training can actually increase productivity , thus reducing costs and boosting employee retention.

15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Now more than a decade into the Social Web, the use of social networks still continues to grow worldwide and will continue to do so for years to come.

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How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good

TechImpact

Social media serves is a tool for not only updating your status, or posting picture of your lunch. Nonprofits of all kinds are using it to disseminate information about their cause and help marginalized groups that need more awareness get the attention of the masses. LGBT organizations, for example, are using channels like Facebook, Twitter […]. The post How LGBT Organizations Use Social Media For Social Good appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

List of Volunteer Management Software

AFP Blog

List of Volunteer Management Software : "For this page, volunteer management software is defined as software that actually has "volunteer" somewhere in its official description (it does NOT have to be called "volunteer management" software, however). If the software package doesn''t talk about volunteer tracking somewhere on its main page, I will NOT include it on this page.

Announcing #culturechat Thursdays!!

SocialFish

BIG NEWS to announce! In conjunction with Good.co , Jamie Notter and I will be hosting a new #culturechat Twitter chat every other Thursday at 1 pm EST starting February 5th. Mark your calendars!!

Une Urgence de Plombier à Lille?

FI Space

Ce que nous attendons d’un service de plomberie d’urgence à Lille. Nos systèmes de plomberie nous créent parfois un véritable casse-tête, car ses fonctionnements sont vraiment mystérieux.

Your Nonprofit’s 10 Point Checklist For Effective Newsletter Writing

TechImpact

Writing, and sending, your nonprofit’s email newsletter takes creativity, precision strategy, and even a little finesse. Not only that, but once its been sent, your newsletter is out of your control. There’s no re-do. Proof reading, avoiding spam triggers, ensuring it’s mobile optimized, creating alluring subject lines are all imperative to the success of the […].

Charity harnesses social media for PNG's disadvantaged children | Pacific Beat

AFP Blog

Charity harnesses social media for PNG''s disadvantaged children | Pacific Beat

[Cool Infographic Friday] Bots, bots, bots

SocialFish

No idea why, but I find this one super interesting. Or maybe I just wanted to post a cool robot picture. Lots more info here. ——————-. photo credit ). Cool Infographic Friday

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Smarter Nonprofit Networking: Building A Professional Network That Works for You

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“You are not ever a genius all by yourself. Your ideas are a function of the people you are connected with…” – Carol Dweck, Author, Mindset.

Why Your Nonprofit’s Website Should Be Your Top Priority, But Isn’t

TechImpact

Everyone knows your nonprofit needs a website, sure, but when was the last time your nonprofit updated its website? When was the last time you conducted any kind of feedback testing? Upgraded its servers? Is your website responsive, or ‘mobile friendly’? The truth is, the nonprofit website is the most important attribute of any nonprofit’s […]. The post Why Your Nonprofit’s Website Should Be Your Top Priority, But Isn’t appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

Crowdfunding helps revive quake-hit small businesses in Japan | The Japan Times

AFP Blog

Crowdfunding helps revive quake-hit small businesses in Japan | The Japan Times

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Contextual Content: How to Adapt Your Mobile Marketing Strategy for Text Messaging

Mobile Commons

If your brand is using text messaging to reach out to consumers, there are two basic premises to be aware of. The first is that text messaging is an extremely powerful way to reach, engage, and convert mobile users into loyal users.

How DoSomething Transformed A Mistake Into Learning: Creating A Culture of Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You’ve heard the mantra: Learn from failure. But no one likes to screw up and you can’t learn when people are feeling shame and pointing fingers at each other.

Six Important Tips For Your IRS Form 990

BoardAssist

Did you realize that your nonprofit’s IRS Form 990 is available to the general public? This is a big surprise for many nonprofit board members.

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Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS

AFP Blog

Why Journalism Students Need a Baseline Understanding of Coding | Mediashift | PBS : ". If we don’t expose our students to this — students we want to lead the next generation of journalism and communication — we are doing them a disservice. In fact, it would be smart for universities to add a general coding class to the core curriculum required of students in all fields. For journalism and mass communication programs, it’s essential." ''via Blog this

Strategies for Engaging Baby Boomers with Mobile

Mobile Commons

By 2015, people aged 50 and older will represent 45% of the U.S. population. These baby boomers have more resources at their disposal than previous retirees, and are more interested in looking for smart ways to enjoy their retirement.

The Top 10 Single Largest Nonprofit Fundraising Events from 2014 [Infographic]

NonProfit Hub

RallyBound presents 2014′s Top 10 Single Largest Nonprofit Fundraising Events. The top 10 range from traditional events like walk-a-thons to a 46-hour nonstop dance-a-thon! Nonprofits continue to see success from these events.

We Need Fewer Bottom Lines in Nonprofits

Museum 2.0

If you run a for-profit business, the bottom line is your financial profit. The goal is to make money. At the end of the day, you are measured by how much money you made or lost. That''s the bottom line.

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Hey Nonprofits: Here Comes Gen Z Donors

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Many nonprofit fundraisers know about and have specific strategies to reach, cultivate, and solicit baby boom donors, Gen X donors, and Gen Y donors. But look out, get ready to reach out to Gen Z donors , sometimes called “ PhilanthroTeens ” or “ PhilanthroKids.”. These potential donors are teens (and pre-teens) with a passion for social change and who grew up not knowing what it was like to not to have a cell phone or be connected to Facebook.

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10 Ways To Be A Better Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Being a good listener is absolutely essential to being an effective leader. When you really listen, you : Remember names and facts correctly. Hear "between the lines." Show respect. Learn more about what''s going on within your workplace.