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Why You Need a Mobile Ready Email Template


This is a guest post by the talented Brett Meyer , Communications Director at the Nonprofit Technology Network. Just stop it. Stop and accept. Guilty!

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. Turn your Captivated Audience of Event Participants into a Social Media Army. Hashtag EVERYTHING with your org & event names.

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The Five Stages of A Social Media PR Disaster

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Beth on Pinterest. Be human. Be Nimble. Even if you are a small nonprofit with limited resources you are immune. Failure

How Some Big Brands Manage Social Media


I watched an Altimeter webinar the other day that I thought was worth sharing from a “the state of corporate social media” perspective.

Social Media for Social Good :: Your Nonprofit Tech Checklist

Nonprofit Tech for Good

At the end of the Social Media for Social Good: A How-To Guide for Nonprofits is a nine-page “Nonprofit Tech Checklist” which I have copied and pasted below. Each item on the list is discussed in the book and some items won’t make sense unless you have read the book, but most will. I hope you find it useful. 1) Website. 2) Twitter.

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Come On In and Make Yourself Uncomfortable

Museum 2.0

Last week, I did something I hadn't done in ten years. I walked into a boxing gym. In the fall I bought a Groupon to a local gym. Go to a boxing gym.

Mobile Donation Forms

Connection Cafe

Author: Lacey Kruger. When I say, “mobile donation” you probably think about text-to-give. This post, however, is not about text-to-give.

What does monitoring your brand on social media channels really mean?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Lucy on Pinterest. It involves a content analysis and a little counting. Here’s a template. What tools are you using?

8 use cases for social media and associations


ROI and Social CRM Use Case 1: Using LinkedIn for Member Recruitment. Social CRM Use Case 2: Socializing educational content for member retention.

Facebook Timeline Launches With Three “Giving” Apps – Many More Likely To Come

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Likely just the first of many new “Giving” apps to come to Timeline, nonprofit social media practitioners would be wise to get acquainted with the new Timeline Apps to best prepare for when Timeline comes to Pages (not confirmed, but highly likely). Cost: 4.75% donation processing fee. Donation Processor: Network for Good. Cost: 4.9%

Supporting your supporters

Connection Cafe

Author: Martin Campbell. When I’ve volunteered for charities before, especially when I am raising money – it has been striking how important it is to get the right support from the charity itself. Successful fundraising is all about that emotional connection. For an example of this done really well?

How Generosity Day Is Building A Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Generosity Day is an effort to rebrand Valentine’s Day – and make it about love, connection, and well generosity. Movement Building

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Got Video? Enter the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest!


Are you a nonprofit? . Did your organization create impactful videos in 2011? . Do you remember how awesome the videos were last year? Perfect.

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How to manage your Facebook Page content with PostPlanner (video)

John Haydon

PostPlanner is a Facebook Page content management tool that allows you to schedule posts to a various different Pages that you manage. Post long URLs.

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Reverse Engineering the Nissan Leaf's Range Display

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Geeks are textbook early adopters. We can't resist a new gadget, or pushing the envelope to find out what's really possible! Score! Great!"

Taking Baby Steps to Social Media Maturity with Your Peers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Johnny Hall. It was a fantastic laboratory to explore the power of peer learning and the right mix. Once you’re steady, you walk.

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Data on the Digital Divide


Came across this infographic via a Mashable post. I think it should have had more info about mobile web access, but interesting nonetheless.

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Top 10 Most Generous Cities in the U.S.


Ever wonder how charitable your city is? You’re in luck because Convio recently released their report on the 273 most generous cities across the United States. Convio analyzed cities with total population of more than 100,000 based on per capita online giving and the total amount donated through the Convio platform. To 10 Most Generous Cities.

Bookshare International Now Serves Thirty Countries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

People with print disabilities around the world have a right to high-quality ebooks that they can read with assistive technology. Benetech’s Bookshare library continues to expand its international service providing accessible books and publications to members in more than 30 countries. These texts will be available in early 2012.?

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Keeping Them Coming Back for More: Your Communications Arcs


Kivi Leroux Miller. President. Nonprofit Marketing Story arcs are what keep you coming back to your favorite TV shows: you care what happens next. What does this have to do with nonprofit marketing? Everything! We can look back at the end of the season and summarize several different story arcs within one show. Everything!

In case you missed it: POTUS on the G+


The first ever completely virtual interview from the White House (see the WH blog for more info). Quipol. Social Learning

Webinar: eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections with Online Fundraising And Social Media


Electoral campaigns are important incubators of new techniques and tactics in online fundraising and organizing. Join us on February 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM ET for "eCampaign 2012 - Killer Tactics to Drive Elections Using Online Fundraising & Social Media" and hear from two experts who are working in the heart of Campaign 2012. Care2 Webinars

University Launches New Foundation Relations and Philanthropy Site

AFP Blog

Tell Your Nonprofit's Story More Effectively (with the Help of a Few Masters)


Danny Alpert. Executive Producer. See3 Communications. There are no rules for effective storytelling, but there are things to think about that will help you when you choose to tell your stories. Here are a few, with the help of masters of storytelling. Storytelling is as old as humanity. So why the obsession? Why now? Storytelling is an art.

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Nonprofits: Win up to $30,000 of pro bono PR services!


C.Fox Communications, a small, woman-owned strategic communications agency, is accepting applications for its third annual inspired thought Award.

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The Best Strategy Can’t Fix A Broken Culture (video)

John Haydon

Culture is an organization’s essence that permeates an organization. It’s what makes donors feel enchanted. Strategy is just a plan.

Upcoming Conference Roundup (February - March 2012)


With the new year in full swing, we're looking forward to all the great events that are coming up this year by refreshing our own 2012 Conferences calendar. Here you'll find a list of upcoming events that are sure to be buzzing with cause-minded folks. And back by popular demand, Ryann will also be speaking at Canada's Digital Leap in May). Feb 21.

Great Leaders Grow. Guest Post By Author Ken Blanchard

Eric Jacobsen Blog

On Monday, February 26, Ken Blanchard's and Mark Miller's book, Great Leaders Grow , hits the brick and mortar and online bookstores. Human Relations.

The state of association technology?


Listen to this 12-minute interview of Richard Davis , CEO of Avectra, talking to Wes Trochlil , data management consultant extraordinaire.

Interning in Guatemala on the Archive Project

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A guest Beneblog by Max Schneider People don’t typically associate boisterous merengue music with high-tech statistical analysis.

Pinterest and privacy

Robert Weiner

I was planning to check out Pinterest to see what the buzz is about, but their privacy policy gives me the creeps. I can only sign up by linking a Pinterest account to my Facebook or Twitter account. The description on the Twitter link page says this allows them to: Read Tweets from your timeline. See who you follow, and follow new people.

How To Make E-mail Communication More Effective

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Are you leading an organization where e-mail communication is ineffective? You can find these guidelines in the book, Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?

Ten Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Video


You know bad video when you see it, right? We're exposed to so much video these days, many viewers simply don't have the patience to watch it anymore. Unless it features somebody's cute cat.). > Learn more and register today ! Oh, and if you already have a great video, be sure to submit it to 6th Annual DoGooder Nonprofit Video Contest. Voyeurs?

Blog Reader Survey Results - Part 1

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's the first of two posts with the results of our Blog Reader Survey for 2012. Reader Polls