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4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

Connection Cafe

This week, I was fortunate to get a sneak peek at two of the nonprofit sector’s leading tech experts musing on their technology trend predictions for 2016.

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Understanding and Leveraging the Power of “Digital Disruption”

Byte Technology

On the always-busy, forward moving road of digital technologies (sometimes the pace of advancement is astounding and even a little scary) it should come as no surprise that there are bound to be a few bumps and potholes.

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal

AFP Blog

Google Fiber - San Antonio Business Journal : "As Google Fiber Inc., a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. NASDAQ: GOOG), has contractors building new internet networks in several cities across the U.S., the tech company is seeking local nonprofits for a new partnership program in nearly all those metro areas." 'via via Blog this

Top Tools for Mobile Marketing

SocialFish

The world of mobile marketing has been in development for several years now and businesses of all stripes have “gone mobile”. And that includes nonprofits, membership associations and organizations.

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4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

Connection Cafe

This week, I was fortunate to get a sneak peek at two of the nonprofit sector’s leading tech experts musing on their technology trend predictions for 2016.

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How Much Time Should You Spend on Communications?

Idealware

That’s a hard question to answer, especially in a 24/7 online world where new social media platforms seem to pop up every day. That’s why it’s critical to plan your communications with an eye toward what’s practical.

How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Instagram | Beth’s Blog

AFP Blog

How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Instagram | Beth’s Blog : "nstagram, the popular Millennial photo sharing site, is gaining traction with world leaders, government leaders and nonprofit executive directors.

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How to Find Major Donor Prospects for Your College or University

Connection Cafe

If your college or university needs to fundraise (and they all do), then it relies on finding a steady stream of new donors. Your fundraising funnel requires your school to put sufficient new prospects into the system in order to produce enough donations to fund your school’s activities.

How to Make New Donors, But Keep the Old

NonProfit Hub

In many cases, nonprofit marketing involves reaching out, attaining new sponsors and fresh attention. With the help of the Internet and social media, businesses now have an endless number of ways to market to other audiences.

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eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

AFP Blog

eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "During the recent ASAE 2015 Technology Conference & Expo, Allison Hamrick of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), Micah Jordan of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and Amanda Batson of ABD Partners, LLC, offered five tips for successful learning and technology partnerships, especially focused on eLearning, in organizations with limited resources.

How Social Media Is Disrupting America’s Political System

SocialFish

An essay in 50 tweets by the insightful Clay Shirky. ——— ( photo credit ). Featured Debunking the Hype Social, In Theory

How Nonprofit Leaders Create An Authentic Personal Brand on Intsagram

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Instagram, the popular Millennial photo sharing site, is gaining traction with world leaders, government leaders and nonprofit executive directors.

5 Types of Data Your Nonprofit Should Use for Marketing Success

NonProfit Hub

Kayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. She is a writer and blogger with a passion for self-improvement and helping others. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter to read all of her latest posts.

IBM latest tech giant to launch blockchain concept » Charity Digital News

AFP Blog

IBM latest tech giant to launch blockchain concept » Charity Digital News : "IBM has rolled out a Bitcoin-style blockchain concept that could make it easier for charities to receive secure payments online." 'via via Blog this

Social Media Demographic Insights from the 2016 Presidential Race

SocialFish

Demographics Pro has analyzed the Twitter and Instagram reach of 8 presidential candidates in a new report released today, splitting their audiences by age, marital status, parental status, ethnicity, personal income and location by early primary and swing state.

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn. You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on.

Donor Data And Your Nonprofit

BoardAssist

49% of nonprofits have no idea how much money their organizations will lose to donor attrition each year. 80% of nonprofits recently surveyed claim their organization does not spend enough time preparing for and launching fundraising campaigns.

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Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using | Beth’s Blog

AFP Blog

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using | Beth’s Blog : "Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on. How do you know which of those channels is actually driving people to donate, register for an event, or even sign up for your eNewsletter?

The Future of eLearning and Immersive Learning Environments

Gyrus

Elearning continues to rapidly evolve as technologies such as gamification, immersive learning environments ( ILEs ), MOOCS, mobile learning and other modern training delivery methods penetrate the marketplace. It’s truly fascinating to see this evolution spawned by farsighted individuals and companies. ILE's are particularly riveting because they are fast becoming a reality. What are immersive learning environments?

Crisis Text Line Opens Nation’s Largest Set of Crisis Data for Limited Research

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been a huge fan of Crisis Text Line since it launched back in August, 2013. I remember when I first saw it when its was in its infancy as a project at DoSomething.

[12 Months of Year-End Giving] February: Research Giving Patterns

NonProfit Hub

Everybody tells you that year-end giving is a year-long process. But has anybody ever outlined it for you? Probably not. It’s just one of those statements nonprofit professionals like to make. Heck, we’ve even made that statement.

Should saving the world be profitable? - CSMonitor.com

AFP Blog

Should saving the world be profitable? CSMonitor.com : "Last week was not a good one for billionaires’ new vision of global philanthropy. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, argued that he just wanted to provide bare bones Internet access, free of charge, to poor, unconnected communities in India. " 'via Blog this

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SMS Delivers Patient Support in Many Forms

Mobile Commons

Around the world, smartphones rule. In many countries , they’re the only device most people use to get online. Data from SAP Global shows that 68% of people check their phones at least hourly. In the 18-24 age group, 37% check their phones every 10 minutes.

[Guest Post] Using Research to Jumpstart your Major Gift Program

Donor Search

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community.

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4 Ways Technology Can Make You a More Effective Fundraiser

SocialFish

Guest post by Ryan Woroniecki, VP, Strategic Partnerships at DonorSearch. ————– It’d be great if every donor preemptively announced their tastes to your organization. Picture it now: “Hi, XYZ Nonprofit.

Boston nonprofit uses Google grant to expand low-income tech training - The Boston Globe

AFP Blog

Boston nonprofit uses Google grant to expand low-income tech training - The Boston Globe : "The Boston nonprofit Tech Goes Home, which provides free Internet skills training and discounted computers to low-income residents, is expanding its services with the help of a $150,000 grant from Google Inc." 'via via Blog this

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Reporting for Jury Duty: How SMS is Driving Civic Engagement

Mobile Commons

A common argument is that governments and their large bureaucracies are notoriously slow to innovate. But organizations across the country are turning this notion on its head by using SMS messaging to boost civic engagement.

We are what we eat

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Maureen West Project Manager, Social Impact Measurement ASU Lodestar Center. A student at Ochoa Elementary in Tucson proudly displays her bounty of carrots after harvest day. Photo by Nick Henry).

We’re Making a Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (and So Can You)

See What's Out There

America is an increasingly diverse country, and if you want to succeed at whatever it is you do, you have to be able to communicate from a place of deep understanding, knowledge and connection. And you need an authentically diverse team in order to do it well. The post We’re Making a Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (and So Can You) appeared first on The See3 Blog. Work Culture diversity inclusion Racism

The New Professional Norm: 10+ Million Professionals on LinkedIn Make Social Impact Part of Their Identity [INFOGRAPHIC] | Official LinkedIn Blog

AFP Blog

The New Professional Norm: 10+ Million Professionals on LinkedIn Make Social Impact Part of Their Identity [INFOGRAPHIC] | Official LinkedIn Blog : "A new professional norm And our data reflects this. Just over three years ago, we added the “Volunteer and Causes” section to the LinkedIn profile. We know that volunteer experience is tightly entwined with one’s professional identity – in fact, this had been one of the most requested product features from LinkedIn members.

Care2 Launches Hyper-Local Petitions to Empower Activists

Frogloop

Big news for the activist community. Care2 just rolled out a first-of-its-kind localized petition platform for its 33 million-member network for good. Online Advocacy

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Is Your Recurring Donation Program Working for Your Donors?

John Haydon

Donors are the lifeblood of every nonprofit, but retaining them long term is an ongoing challenge. Recently, nonprofits have had success improving donor retention through a recurring donation program.

[Guest Post] 5 Ways to Use Mobile Fundraising Solutions For Your Next Event

Donor Search

This blog focuses on the world of prospect research and various related fundraising topics. To diversify our subject matter, we like to feature the work of our friends and colleagues in the community. Join me in welcoming Lindsey Newman of MobileCause. Please enjoy this post on mobile fundraising.

How To Team Build During The Lunch Hour

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Flavio Martins , the author of the new book, Win The Customer , the most important team building hour of the day is lunch hour.

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Take the Plunge into New Nonprofit Tech Skills

Tech Soup Blog

As employees in the nonprofit sector, we often rely on the transferrable skills we've gained over time to accomplish our jobs. We don't usually rely on any course of study pursued or a job description of our previous position. I studied theater and opera performance in college.

Why Marketing Personas Should Part of Every Communication Tool Box

John Haydon

When you send out an email or post content to your website, do you know who you’re speaking to? How well do you know them? If you can’t quite picture the people on your list, you might need to create marketing personas. A persona is a fictitious—but realistic and representative—audience member.

Our Innovation Themes for 2016

Beaconfire Wire

As a digital agency in a rapidly changing world, it is important for us to be thinking about where changes in technology may be taking our clients. There are many ways that we investigate and experiment what’s on the horizon, but one thing we did this year was to identify Innovation Themes for 2016 — the broad subject areas where we believe we should focus a fair amount of our efforts.