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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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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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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.

2-1-1 Connecting Communities

VisionLink

2-1-1, the phone number used by millions to access information about community services, is celebrated nation-wide today, February 11th.

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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Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

It’s December and that can only mean one thing: the end of year fundraising campaign is in full swing! Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. How do you convince someone to donate to your arts organization?

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More Trending

The 140 Best Twitter Feeds

NCE Social Media

Time.com just came out with their “ Best 140 twitter Feeds for 2013.” ” However, none are disability-related. Since they won’t do it, I think I will come up with a list of the “Best 140 Twitter Disability-Related Feeds for 2013″ but I first want your input.

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Innovative charities engaging with new technologies | Charity Tech Insight

AFP Blog

Innovative charities engaging with new technologies | Charity Tech Insight : Below are some examples of charities which are engaging with new technologies in an attempt to promote their cause, improve overall efficiency and increase donations

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Image from Flickr by Xurble.

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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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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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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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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.

The Cloud for Nonprofits

VisionLink

VisionLink attended the Annual Colorado Nonprofit Association Conference last week to meet many of Colorado''s wonderful nonprofiteers as well as the companies who support them.

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.

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#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.

20 Insightful Nonprofit Technology And Social Media Stats

TechImpact

Image courtesy of StavtrupPortalen. Some of the most current and meaningful stats about nonprofits and the digital realm, from sources such as Nonprofit Tech For Good , Waggener Edstrom , TechSoup , and the Artez Interactive.

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Is Liking Something on Social Media Hurting Your Org?

NCE Social Media

A recent study done by researchers from the Sauder School of Business found that people who like a post Facebook or retweet something are less likely to give you a donation. Once people like, share or repost something they are done with the action and are less motivated to give.

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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

How Nonprofits Get Significant Value from Content Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Harold Jarche (Click for Original Article). On December 17 at 6:30 pm, I am facilitating a discussion and presenting at one of Scoop.It’s “ Lean Content ” events in San Francisco. The topic is “ The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation for Nonprofits.”

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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Smartsheet: Frustrated with online project management no longer

Judi Sohn

It’s been a while since I posted anything that wasn’t related to Salesforce, hasn’t it? Here’s something a little different, but still cheerleading technology and tools I like, which I used to do a lot more of.

[Cool Infographic Friday] A Who’s Who of the Minions

SocialFish

My brain is still on vacation and I wish I had some minions to do all my work for me. Sadly, these will have to do. A Who’s Who of the minions infographic. Potluck

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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.

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

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounts for seven-percent of total fundraising and has seen double-digit growth over the past four years. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

5 Ways To Increase Your Nonprofit’s Email Engagement

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Scorephoenix.org. How many emails do you receive per day? A lot, right? And chances are good you do not interact with, or completely read each and every one of them. Your subscribers are receiving a similar deluge of daily offers, sales, and information in their inboxes.

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What Social Media is Cool with Teens?

NCE Social Media

It seems that teens change their mind as often as we think. One day they like something, the next day they don’t. Well it isn’t any different with their choice of social media. Teens want to be able to express themselves but also not do so in front of their parents.

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End of Anonymous SMS Donations Devastates Swedish Charitable Giving - Reason 24/7 : Reason.com

AFP Blog

End of Anonymous SMS Donations Devastates Swedish Charitable Giving - Reason 24/7 : Reason.com : The Swedish Red Cross has reported a 92-percent drop in SMS donations since Swedish mobile operators required their customers to register online, including the submission of sensitive personal information, in order to greenlight a money transfer via text message

#FacebookAdGrants: What Nonprofits Need More Than a Facebook Donate Button

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Image Source: Pando Daily. Over the years, I’ve attended events where a representatives from Facebook shared with nonprofits how to use the platform more effectively.

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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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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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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[Cool Infographic Friday] 5 Reasons To Teach Your Kid To Code

SocialFish

I can’t wait to get both my kids into programming. Have you signed your kids up to some cool stuff online (or IRL)? Anyone using CodeAcademy with their kids? Any advice much appreciated. by NowSourcing.

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Help Now: Needs are Catastrophic in the Philippines

VisionLink

Five days in and the awful reality is setting in. Racing across the nation of some 2,000 inhabited islands, the super typhoon has left behind truly horrific conditions. Financial contributions are needed from each of us.