2013

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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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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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.

Increase Holiday Donations With These 5 Digital Strategies

TechImpact

With the Giving Season approaching, some nonprofits are just starting planning, others are still waiting, and just a few have already developed a strategy.

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. And the reasons are not a mystery — people remember how you make them feel and making them chuckle, giggle, and laugh reduces stress and makes people feel good.

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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. Research & Trends

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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. I am in no way an expert in issues related to racial and ethnic representation in the arts.

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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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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Eight Steps to Prepare Your Facebook Page for Graph Search

John Haydon

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search.

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. I’ve shared some thoughts here on npENGAGE as well as other publications about how nonprofits are doing content marketing.

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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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. First I had to “ Stop Fearing the Spreadsheet ” and then started to interview nonprofit data nerds about their Excel secrets. Why get good at Excel?

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How to Improve Your Facebook Page SEO

SocialFish

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you can combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search.

Ten Must-Follow Nonprofits on LinkedIn

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Some nonprofits have thousands, tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of LinkedIn Company Page followers, and yet have not customized their page or posted a single update. LinkedIn Pages launched in 2010 and since then the company has slowly rolled out upgrades and new features.

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. I think this is because organizations feel limited by the 145 character tweet length. Plus it can be a noisy space.

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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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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. Two studies cited by the Chronicle indicate that online donations to 115,000 nonprofits rose by 14 percent to $2.1-billion, just between 2011 and 2012; and that online contributions to the largest 149 charities in the US also grew 14 percent, to $785-million

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. When you look at the barriers faced by those defending and advocating for human rights—from the danger of hostile governments and perpetrators, to victims who are naturally suspicious of any support, to the lack of funding necessary to carry on your work—you can see how overwhelming it can be.

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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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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. TCG is the industry association for non-profit theaters, the way AAM is for museums.

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. The stories, the characters, the themes, the plot, the brand — they’re all crafted in a way that envelopes even the innocent bystander.

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6 Cloud Security Features Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Security Intelligence Blog. Cloud service associate, Gabriel Csanalosi of Tech Impact frequently receives questions about cloud security when nonprofits adopt Office 365. So today, we are addressing some common cloud security concerns. Administrative privileges.

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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.”

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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. They raised millions of dollars. First of all, let’s get real. Comparing your nonprofit to a Presidential campaign is ridiculous.

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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.

How to Hack Facebook Interests Lists for Content Marketing

John Haydon

One of the biggest challenges nonprofits have is finding content that will resonate with their community. A little know, but powerful way to curate content is with Facebook Interests lists.

Why is real teamwork so rare?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Mark French. Chief Financial Officer. Blueprint Education. Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare” (Patrick Lencioni).

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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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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.

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. Get ready for some great insights from a marketer that has a passion for engaging the nonprofit community and Blackbaud customers. — —. Picture this: Bob : “Jim, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Alex.

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4 Reasons Nonprofits Should Move To The Cloud

TechImpact

Image courtesy of University of Connecticut. Cloud computing is the future of doing business.