2013

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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. 1) Go Mobile, Now!

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.

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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. Well, sure – it does happen.

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Increase Holiday Donations With These 5 Digital Strategies

TechImpact

In late August, Google released their search data on nonprofits, indicating that donation-related searches jump from 2% in August to 21% in September!

Humor As Part of Nonprofit Social Content and Engagement Strategy: Hilarious Examples

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to a recent survey by OTX , 43% of respondents say they have shared content on social media sites because it is funny. Sorry, Forrest.

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Why is real teamwork so rare?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Mark French. Chief Financial Officer. Blueprint Education. Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. Most organizations are hierarchical.

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5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

NonProfit Trends

I looked at nearly $500 million in online giving from over 2,500 nonprofits in 2012 and found some interesting trends in the data.

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On White Privilege and Museums

Museum 2.0

Two weeks ago, Roberto Bedoya asked several arts bloggers, including me, to write a post reflecting on Whiteness and its implications for the arts.

Content Marketing for Nonprofits [Survey]

Connection Cafe

Content marketing isn’t a widely used term in the nonprofit and charity world. Kivi Leroux Miller is out there evangelizing content marketing.

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.

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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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20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats

TechImpact

Image courtesy of StavtrupPortalen. Social media: 56% of people donated to an organization because they read a story via social media. response rate.

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Top 10 Spreadsheet Secrets From A Nonprofit Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I made a personal goal for myself to get past my dislike of spreadsheets and become more fluent. Why get good at Excel? Enjoy.

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How to Improve Your Facebook Page SEO

SocialFish

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. Eight Steps to Optimizing Your Nonprofit Facebook Page for Graph Search.

Ten Must-Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn Pages launched in 2010 and since then the company has slowly rolled out upgrades and new features. American Red Cross. Ashoka.

Twitter Stats You Need To Know and Tips to Get More Clicks

Frogloop

A lot of organizations focus more of their engagement efforts on Facebook than Twitter. Plus it can be a noisy space. 400 million : tweets per day.

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Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Anjali Deshmukh , Associate Director. Angela Francis , Senior Associate. Nonprofit Finance Fund. Welcome to Research Friday ! As part of a.

Top 12 Internet Memes for Nonprofits

NonProfit Trends

Who doesn’t love a good Internet meme? Those clever little images and captions … Research & Trends

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Eight Steps to Prepare Your Facebook Page for Graph Search

John Haydon

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. Eight Steps to Optimizing Your Nonprofit Facebook Page for Graph Search.

5 Important Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From The Hunger Games

Connection Cafe

Fans’ obsession with the Hunger Games saga isn’t by chance. It’s by design. Hunger Games Lesson 1: Storytelling is Vital for Survival. For cure. Cinna.

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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. 6 Specific Challenges Online Fundraisers Should Consider When Using Facebook.

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Online Giving Grows as Charities Polish Their Methods

AFP Blog

Online Giving Grows as Charities Polish Their Methods : According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, online giving is growing at a blistering pace.

6 Cloud Security Features Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Security Intelligence Blog. So today, we are addressing some common cloud security concerns. Administrative privileges. IT Support.

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7- Step Non-Profit Plan to Attract and Keep Corporate Partners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve known Simon Mainwaring for several years and have been a big fan of his social good work with corporations.

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Actionable Data is Better than Big Data (And Learning Trumps Both)

SocialFish

At last year’s ASAE Technology Conference there was a lot of discussion of “big data.” ” Well said. Humanize Useful Data

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8 Random But Useful Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For nonprofit admins that do not have the time to regularly research social media trends, it can be a battle to stay ahead of the learning curve.

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Can Nonprofits Raise Money on Social Media?

Frogloop

Does senior leadership at your organization ask “why can’t we raise money on social media? Look at the Obama campaign.

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Reflections on the path to social sector success

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Karen Ramsey. President & CEO , Lead for Good. Instructor. Nonprofit Management Institute. Bernard Marr, business author. dictators.

Why You Don’t Want this Job!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Almost anyone from the human rights field will tell you that the work can be as rewarding as it is challenging. And yet there are also amazing and fulfilling benefits—bringing the truth to light, making human rights defenders more powerful and helping victims find peace through acknowledgment, reconciliation and even, sometimes, justice.

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Memo from the Revolution: Six Things I've Learned from our Institutional Transformation

Museum 2.0

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to give one of the closing talks at the Theater Communications Group annual conference in Dallas. More money.

How to Effectively Use an Email Welcome Series to Boost New Donor Acquisition

Connection Cafe

Guest post by Ryan King , Blackbaud’s Sr. Channel Marketing Manager. Picture this: Bob : “Jim, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Alex. Click here.

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You have been abandoned

NetWits

Most nonprofit websites see a donation form abandonment rate of around 50% - 70%. Here's what you can do to improve this.

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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.

4 Reasons Nonprofits Should Move To The Cloud

TechImpact

Image courtesy of University of Connecticut. Cloud computing is the future of doing business. Your data is secure. Your data is always YOUR data.