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3 Ways to Use Social Media in Your Next Fundraising Campaign (and free ebook!)

Amy Sample Ward

I’m honored to be included in a new ebook about marketing, fundraising, and social media. You can download the ebook, check out the various topics, and much more from: https://www.blackbaud.com/npexperts.

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10 Ways Nonprofits Can Send Mobile-Friendlier Email

NetWits

Does your nonprofit send mobile-friendly email? You’ve likely heard about the importance of being mobile-friendly to engage constituents. Maybe even that: Mobile email opens are predicted to surpass desktop opens this year. Email click-throughs are lacking on mobile devices.

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From Fear to Compassion

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

We had the expectation, or perhaps, at least the hope, that justice would be done, that our justice system would recognize that the killing of an unarmed teenage boy by a man with a gun was wrong.

Bookshare without Borders: #1/3

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Bookshare International Library We’re always thinking about new ways in which Benetech could go deeper and help many more people.

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Open Letter to Salesforce Nonprofit Admins

Judi Sohn

In the 20 months since I left Fight Colorectal Cancer, I would guess that I’ve logged in to no less than 150 nonprofit Salesforce organizations.

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More Trending

Anti-Social Network

NCE Social Media

Well, it’s come to this. There is now an anti-social media network that uses social media to allow you to avoid people you know.

Digital Marketing in 2014: Where Your Customers Will Be

VolunteerMark

Just some wonderful information for any organizations out there looking to utilize social media in the coming year. Not only does the piece highlight all the major current platforms, it also gives insight into future ones.

6 Reasons Open Source Makes Sense

3rd Sector Labs

We talk a lot about Open Source technology (and we use it quite extensively too) so it might make sense for us to take a moment and explain why we are such advocates. So let’s get started. Affordability – Open Source is free of licensing fees.

Latest Social Media Stats for #NonprofitRadio

Amy Sample Ward

Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio , a weekly online radio show that Tony hosts, is Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%. Trusted experts and leading thinkers join Tony each week to tackle the tough issues facing small-and mid-size nonprofits.

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19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts

NetWits

If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place.

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Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail | Fast Company : Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail By Dave Llorens | January 7, 2013 Google Plus has been written off as a universal flop--but a deeper look proves that we will all eventually succumb to its siren song

On the Future of Braille: Thoughts by Radical Braille Advocates

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Guest Beneblog by Betsy Beaumon, VP and General Manager, Benetech’s Global Literacy Program.

Life after Common Ground: Part 4 – Soapbox Engage

Judi Sohn

This post is part 4 in a series of articles pointing out what’s cool about some of my favorite Salesforce apps for nonprofits.

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Nonprofit Website Usability

VisionLink

This week, I attended a wonderful Denver Tech4Good session on how nonprofits can make their websites more usable and easier to navigate. This is important because the more people are able to use your site, the more they will learn about your cause, donate, and give support.

Now that’s social engagement #SFBatkid

Connection Cafe

Last Friday, #SFBatkid took over San Francisco, twitter, Instragram and our hearts. It was an amazing social media moment and a great day for a 5 yr leukemia survivor. If you missed it here’s the skinny: Miles wished to be Batkid and Make-A-Wish made it happen.

4 Tips For Maintaining Your Nonprofit’s Databases

TechImpact

Image courtesy of WiseGeek. Database are extremely useful in simplifying business operations, communication, and workflow for both the for-profit sector and nonprofit sector. Nonprofits and charities use databases to manage donor, volunteer, and B2B profiles and aggregate data.

60 Second Lifespan

NCE Social Media

Yesterday, the Governor of Pennsylvania visited our office to hold a press conference to discuss his interest in increasing the budget to address our statewide waiting list. While our agency had an official photographer there, I took a couple of photos and brief videos of the visit on my own.

The Impact of Connectivity in the Future: Everything Is Connected, Cows will Tweet

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With Dave Evans - Futurist At Cisco. I just spent two amazing days at the Social Innovation Summit 2013 , a cross disciplinary crowd of people who work on social good in the areas of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business.

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Nonprofit Data Migration Made Easier with Carr Partnership

3rd Sector Labs

A central challenge facing many of today’s nonprofit organizations is the paucity of technology solutions, as well as expertise, available for things like website development, fundraising, data migration, and so on.

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New on SSIR: Should Nonprofits Act Like Businesses or People?

Amy Sample Ward

My latest contribution to the Stanford Social Innovation Review opinion blog is up! . You can read the post and join the conversation on the SSIR blog or below. —–.

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You have been abandoned

NetWits

Most nonprofit websites see a donation form abandonment rate of around 50% - 70%. Yes, that’s more than half of the people who have found your website, gotten interested enough to click the “donate now” button and looked at the donation form decide not to make that donation.

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The Top 4 Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2013 (And What You Can Learn)

AFP Blog

The Top 4 Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2013 (And What You Can Learn) : NPOs never stood a chance on social media. People aren’t there for us, they’re there to interact with their friends. Don’t act like those thoughts never crossed your mind. Sometimes social media can be discouraging. How do we get more interaction?” “How How do we make them care

Caltech: Founding Values

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Address on receiving Caltech’s Distinguished Alumni Award May 18, 2013 Caltech was founded to give back to society through science and engineering, to discover knowledge and apply that knowledge.

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Life after Common Ground: Part 6 – Apsona

Judi Sohn

This post is part 6 in a series of articles pointing out what’s cool about some of my favorite Salesforce apps for nonprofits. Previously, I highlighted favorite features in Nonprofit Starter Pack , Click & Pledge , Causeview , Soapbox Engage and Conga Composer.

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NVOAD National Partner of the Year

VisionLink

We are very honored to be named the National Partner of the Year by the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD), presented last night at the NVOAD annual conference in Portland, Oregon.

#GivingTuesday Online Donations Up 90% from 2012

Connection Cafe

Yesterday was the second annual #GivingTuesday. More than 10,000 partner charities, volunteer organizations, corporations, community centers and foundations joined in the ‘giving spirit’ as they asked donors to give to their favorite causes from across the nation and around the world.

3 SEO Strategies To Increase Your Nonprofit’s Online Reach

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Vudu Marketing. Your nonprofit is only as successful as its reach, and in today’s internet focused marketplace your reach is driven by your online presence.

Vine Video App

NCE Social Media

Last week Twitter made public the newest must-have “Killer App” – Vine. It is a tool that allows you to record 6 second video clips on your smartphone. You can post them to Twitter in addition to Vine.

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SafeNight: App That Helps Domestic Violence Nonprofits Crowdsource Funding for Shelter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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The 7 Types of Social Media Users and How to Engage Them

SocialFish

Using social media to market your company is an undoubtedly wise decision. But understanding the differences between each type of user who follows you can also lead to an increase in awareness and sales.

Slideshare and Pinterest for Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

I’m a monthly guest on Tony Martignetti’s Nonprofit Radio (which you already know because you’re a subscriber , right?) and on this last episode we talked about two popular tools: Slideshare and Pinterest.

Why the rise of mobile email might hurt nonprofits

NetWits

As more people continue to check email on mobile devices, research has found mobile click-throughs are lacking. This may not be good news for nonprofits. Email Marketing Interactive Mobile Online Fundraising communication email eMail marketing Non-Profit nonprofit responsive design

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LinkedIn Changes Could Impact Nonprofit Groups - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

LinkedIn Changes Could Impact Nonprofit Groups - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly :LinkedIn has implemented some new changes into their social network, which may affect how nonprofits use the website, and specifically how groups will function. The new design will focus on user engagement, encouraging individuals to participate in posts and discussion in order for content to get noticed.

Support Bookshare for Veterans

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimated earlier this year that about 3 million veterans, or 14 percent of the total veteran population, had a service-connected disability.