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The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events


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What Comes First, Content Creation or Curation?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Carissa Marie. This is definitely not a chicken and egg question! Source: via Beth on Pinterest.

22 Must-Circle Nonprofits on Google+

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As traffic continues to grow , new tools and functionality are added almost daily. Google+ is definitely a work in progress. Acción contra el Hambre.

Get Creative! with Nonprofit Social Media

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Isaac Kiehl , Communications Coordinator, ICAN. When starting out with social media as a nonprofit, it can be a tricky and confusing process.

MUST READ: 2012 Edelman Barometer is out


Just saw this post from Edelman: Why Your Company Needs to Structure Properly for Social Media… Right Now. That’s down from 50% last year.

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How do you prepare for unpredictability?


An excerpt (my bold): Do we develop future members with formulas about how they behave with the only determinant being age? Read the full post here.

Peeragogy: Self Organized Peer Learning in Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Aussiegal. The term Peeragogy came fluttering through my network, like a butterfly, and it caught my interest. It resonated. Training Desig

Facebook Timeline Apps are Ultimately About The Future of Mobile Devices

John Haydon

You first became aware of Timeline apps when all your friends were telling you what songs they were listening to on Spotify. How do Timeline apps work?

Meet Sandy Schmieder

Connection Cafe

Author: Corey Pudhorodsky. Sandy Schmieder. She was recently honored at our annual party by receiving a Convio Star award for Client Focus.

Six Tips To Kick-Start Your 2012 Fundraising


Nonprofits receive up to 40% of their online donations at the end of the year since the holidays have people feeling generous, and donors also want to maximize those tax deductions before year’s end. They believe in what you do. So how did you do in 2011? Is it time to make some resolutions for 2012, so you can raise more money in 2012?

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. 11-12: Email. 4-5: Email.

Understanding and Improving Email Deliverability


PublishDate: January 2012. Author: Colin Pizarek and Chris Bernard. Neither “snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night” might stay the U.S. Post Office’s couriers from delivering the mail entrusted to them, but it’s a cold fact of the digital world that email has no such steadfast guardians. You should already be using a broadcast email tool. (If

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GW Engagement Survey Section Four: Action Opportunities


Several years ago, we developed the Groundwire Engagement Survey tool to help the organizations we work with. You, maybe. foundation. Is it fun?

It Feels Good to Give

Connection Cafe

Author: Julia Woodcock. The other morning I was watching Bill Gates on various news programmes talking about his annual State of the World letter. In one interview, he made reference to how good he feels about helping those in need. A simple point but one that we shouldn’t forget as fundraisers. Remind people of how they are helping.

Thoughts on the Blackbaud – Convio deal

Robert Weiner

Lots of people have already weighed in on Blackbaud’s purchase of Convio (two of my favorites: [link] and [link] ). Here my perspective. Disclosures: I have clients that use both companies’ products, as well as products from their competitors, open source products, and homegrown solutions. My main questions are about product strategies. Luminate?

Guatemalan National Police Archive Goes Online

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Ann Harrison In 2006, the Benetech Human Rights Program was asked to participate in one of the most important human rights data projects in the world. HRDAG designed a process to randomly sample the Archive and the archivists began using Benetech’s Martus software to organize and secure information generated from the samples.

How’s your social customer service?


88% of consumers are less likely to buy from a company that ignores them on social media sites. Check out the full Conversocial study here.

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Email: Still Not Dead!


Mark Zuckerberg is a pioneer of the social web. For example: Looking to sign up for more information about your favorite nonprofit?

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Put Down the Clipboard:Visitor Feedback as Participatory Activity

Museum 2.0

A few weeks ago, the MAH Director of Community Programs, Stacey Garcia, came to me with an idea. full description here , photos from the event here ).

How Facebook Social Plugins Increase Engagement On Your Nonprofit’s Website

John Haydon

If you want to increase pages views and site engagement, it’s critical that you create a more social experience when people visit your website.

What’s New in Social Media for Associations


I have a confession: one of my least favorite things to do is public speaking. I had never done it at all until three years ago when Debra Stratton of Stratton Publishing & Marketing asked me if I’d present with her at ASAE’s Great Ideas conference, which just happened to be in Miami in February. So I said yes.

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Green Biz Challenge


Commercial and industrial facilities are responsible for nearly half of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Cities all across the nation are creating resource-reducing challenges for local businesses and organizations to participate in.

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Wired for Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Author: Sara Spivey. ” I kind of get that same feeling when we publish the most generous cities list every year. That’s a lot of Starbucks.

Getting Ready for Annual Reports

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are some best practices and tips for those just getting started with Annual Report planning. annual reports member communication Non-profit Communications

More Changing the World in 2012


Just in case you missed them, here are some more truly thoughtful responses to my meme, How Are You Going to Change the World in 2012 ? Eric Lanke).

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From the Floor: Creating Change for the LGBT community


Creating Change is the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community and their allies.

Sustained Giving Online: What To Do

Connection Cafe

Author: Danielle Johnson-Vermenton. As 2012 gets rolling, now is the time to plan for and launch an online sustained giving campaign.

The $5,000 Question: Finding the Right Ask Using Predictive Data Analysis


Daniel Atherton. Account Executive, Interactive Department. Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey. When we ask for something a prospective donor is not prepared to give, we may not be losing much real money, but we are losing a window of opportunity to convince her to give to us.

What affect does Facebook Page design have on fan growth and engagement?

John Haydon

Below is an excerpt from the full post. What affect does Facebook page design have on fan growth and engagement?

Our Dream For Membership Growth and Engagement

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's our "Membership Dream" for 2012 - prepared for January's Nonprofit Blog Carnival. membership member engagement

New on SSIR: Data for Promotion, Engagement, and Reporting

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review is now published. I’m focused on data. Day service events. Data for Reporting.

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Advanced Segmentation Techniques: What You Say Is as Important as Who You Say It To


Therese Grohman. Director of Marketing. Event 360. Knowing who you're talking to is only half the battle. What you say to your supporters and how you approach them is equally important. Community Data E-mail nptech nten Fundraising

7 Ways To Be A Collaborative Workplace Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edward M. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader.

Gaming for learning | Inquirer News

AFP Blog

If you can simulate anything and it’s fun, people will repeatedly play it,” said Levi Tan Ong, a member of the Filipino team that topped the game design category in the 2010 Imagine Cup, touted as the Olympics of Software. NPGamingforLearning NPGamification