2016

How to Redirect Your New.NGO Domain to Your.ORG Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Written by Heather Mansfield who works as an Ambassador for the Public Interest Registry – the nonprofit operator of the.ORG,NGO and.ONG domains. Unlike the.ORG domain which can be bought and used by any brand or individual, the new.NGO domain is only available for purchase by nonprofits, charities, and NGOs. Once bought, the nonprofit, charity, or NGO must then complete a verification process at OnGood.ngo to begin using the domain.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S.

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Silicon Valley’s Developing Conscience: It’s Called Apple

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Silicon Valley has a problem. In our quest to build better products and better meet the needs of the world for information, we built the most amazing system for effortless government surveillance as a byproduct. It is now incumbent on Silicon Valley to remedy this situation. Forcing tech companies to weaken their products through compelling the creation of backdoors would be a massive step backwards.

Under Attack: Why WordPress Sites Are So Popular with Hackers

Byte Technology

30,000. That’s how many websites tech security experts and analyze estimate are hacked every single day, a staggering number even when you consider there are some 644 million active sites operating at any one time. And given these statistics, it’s little wonder why website security is such a booming business around the globe. However, most people don’t consider an equally startling fact: WordPress sites are some of those most commonly attacked.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Fast Company: Two Reasons Why You Keep Making Mediocre Hires

Amy Sample Ward

“‘I made a tremendous hire recently,’ a colleague recently told me. I couldn’t remember the last time I heard that type of remark. We all want to be able to say something similar, and we want “tremendous” to mean many things: right for our company, contributing to a diverse team, passionate about our mission or project, and more. But hiring people who fit that description is more often the exception than the rule, and these are the two main reasons why.”

12 Practical Ways To Engage and Retain Members in Today’s World

Wild Apricot

It costs up to 25 times more to find and convince a new member to join than to keep your current members engaged. Here's a list of actually practical tips to retain your members. retain members

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February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

VisionLink

VisionLink Is Proud To Support 2-1-1s Do you know 2-1-1? Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service? 1 Later, in 2000, the Federal Communications Commission approved 2-1-1 nationwide as a short number in the United States. The success 2-1-1 garnered in the United States opened services in Toronto, Canada in 2002.

An Eleven Step Program to Cure Shiny Object Syndrome

Robert Weiner

NTEN just published of mine called " An Eleven Step Program to Cure Shiny Object Syndrome " (technically, they reprinted an article that AFP will publish this summer). My co-conspirators were Dahna Goldstein , Marc Baizman , and Tracy Kronzak. The four of us, plus Vered Meir , will be leading a workshop on the topic of shiny object avoidance at NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Conference in March. Best Practices IT Management Nonprofit Management Nonprofit Technology NTEN

Four Great Reasons to Join a Nonprofit Board

BoardAssist

Why should you consider filling one of the 1.8 million nonprofit board seats that open up in the US every year? Most candidates come to us with an answer to this question before we even ask. We hear, “My wife is pregnant and I want to model ‘giving back’ for our children,” “I was always a leader in college and grad school but until now I’ve been too busy to give back,” and “I feel an obligation to share because I’ve been so fortunate” among many other great reasons.

Meet the See3ples: Mitch Hurst

See3

In March, Mitch Hurst joined the See3 Communications team. He is a Senior Consultant, working to expand the See3 network. The post Meet the See3ples: Mitch Hurst appeared first on The See3 Blog

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

5 Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from October-December 2016 Edition of AsianNGO Magazine. Facebook launched in 2004, YouTube in 2005, and Twitter in 2006. For over a decade nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide have been embracing social media with the hope of raising funds and creating social change. The rapid rise of social media and its proliferation to every corner of the globe will be one of the most defining characteristics of the 21 st Century.

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5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising

EveryAction

EOY (or end-of-year) fundraising can be a critical time for nonprofits. The giving spirit is high, and donors want to know how they can contribute to the causes that they care about. Your organization needs to do more than simply ask your donors for contributions. You need to create personal, targeted appeals that show donors how they fit into your fundraising and how their gifts impact the recipients of your aid. Building a deeper fundraising strategy can help you: Raise more funds.

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Geek Heresy

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I just finished reading Kentaro Toyama’s new book, Geek Heresy, tackling the cult of technology as a cure-all for society’s ills. He’s a geek (former Microsoft Research guy) who is making the case that technology doesn’t make the kind of social impact it claims to deliver. There’s often more value to me in reading iconoclastic books than feel-good affirmations of popular icons!

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The Face of the Web: What’s Coming for Content Management Systems

Byte Technology

If you’ve ever designed, built, managed or administered a website, you’re no doubt intimately involved with a Content Management System (CMS), a specific software application or set of programs used to create and manage digital content.

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The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Fast Company: The CEO’s Guide To Building Diverse Teams (And Keeping Them That Way)

Amy Sample Ward

“By now there’s little disagreement, at least in principle, about the value of diversity, and there’s plenty of great conversation out there about how to make more diverse hires. But working with organizations of all sizes, I still see little real understanding about how to organize internally in order to benefit from diversity.

18 Engaging Ways to Get the Attention of Donors on the Go

Wild Apricot

While charitable giving has actually increased 10% in the last year, so has the amount of effort it takes to get a donation. So, here is a list of 20 ways to help your organization capture the attention of donors on the go and increase donations. Fundraising donations

6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit's Website

Tech Soup Blog

A nonprofit fundraising website is a tremendous opportunity to increase donations and build support for your cause. It can help mobilize your existing supporters, bring in new donors, and serve as the online center of your campaign. There are a lot of options for how you want your site to look, and how you want it to work. For an effective website, make sure you include the following. An Easy Way to Donate.

2-1-1 Colorado and Lafayette's Foothills United Way Expand Services for Immigrants & Refugees

VisionLink

2-1-1 Colorado , which provides information and referrals to immigrants and refugees on resources such as citizenship classes, English as a second language programs, legal services and others, are supporting the expansion of the program. Read more about the expansion of this program by clicking the link

New book: “Advancement Services: Enhancing Fundraising Success”

Robert Weiner

CASE has just published the third edition of its guide to Advancement Services. The title of this edition is " Advancement Services: Enhancing Fundraising Success." The book was a labor of love for over 2 years by 25 of advancement services professionals, led and edited by the esteemed John Taylor. I'm honored to have written two chapters. You can buy a copy from CASE by clicking here.

Adding to your Board? Top Ten Questions to Ask when Choosing a Board Recruiting Service

BoardAssist

Identifying new trustees for your board of directors is one of the most important functions any nonprofit board performs. And with nearly 2 million board seats opening up in this country every year, board recruiting can be challenging. For that reason, many nonprofits opt to turn to board recruiting services like BoardAssist for help. Choosing the best board recruiting service for your nonprofit is critical.

SERIES: Why Nonprofits Need to Have A Talk About “Diversity”

See3

In a special three-part series on diversity, See3 sat down with Chicago Regional Organization for Antiracism (ROAR) to understand how nonprofits, social causes and the providers that serve them, could become more inclusive and more representative of our changing population. The post SERIES: Why Nonprofits Need to Have A Talk About “Diversity” appeared first on The See3 Blog. Work Culture diversity inclusion organizational change Racism

12 Not-So-Great Realities About Nonprofits and Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For more than a decade the blogosphere has touted the power and promise of social media (this blog included) , but there is also a downside to using social media for your nonprofit. Granted, the positives do outweigh the negatives, but it is important to step back occasionally and take a critical look at how social media is impacting nonprofit technology at your organization as well as your digital staff.

You Gotta Believe: the Finest #UNselfie Posts of #GivingTuesday 2016

EveryAction

Ah, #GivingTuesday. the day donors wake up from their post-Thanksgiving food stupors, reflect on spending too much money during those retail-holidays-that-shall-not-be-named, and decide to offset the materialistic frenzy with some good-for-the-soul charitable giving - and then, of course, they take a selfie. We're back again this year with all-day coverage of the best #UNselfie posts from around the web - send us your favorites on Twitter and check back here for updates!

From Money to Meaning

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Big complex social problems. Your skills and experiences. Benetech. Combining those three potent ingredients is how we change the world. If you’ve been burning to use your considerable talents to make a difference, rather than make a lot of money, it’s time you considered joining our growing team. We are looking for more than a dozen motivated individuals to make the leap to positive social impact.

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Don’t Panic: Common WordPress Errors and How to Fix Them (Part One)

Byte Technology

The vast majority of WordPress users managing and administering their own sites have most likely, at one time or another, received an error message or code that got their hearts racing and induced a bit of panic.

Congratulate our new VP of Digital Marketing

Allegiance Group

I’m super excited to announce that Rosa Del Angel has been promoted to VP of Digital Marketing and will join our senior leadership team. Rosa joined us as a result of the Beaconfire RedEngine merger. She will continue providing stellar digital marketing strategy to select clients, provide leadership to our growing marketing team, and oversee the ongoing expansion of our digital marketing service line. We’re very excited to have someone of her caliber in this role.

How This Membership Manager Saved 20 Hours a Week Using Software

Wild Apricot

In this post, I’ll show you exactly how Frank, the membership manager of a sailing club, uses software to save him 20 hours worth of administrative tasks every week. membership-manager save-time 20-hours Frank

4 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Move to the Cloud

Tech Soup Blog

Over 90 percent of businesses report using cloud solutions now, and many software companies are in the process of moving to it or already have. The good news is that there are also real benefits for nonprofits. What Is Cloud Computing? Cloud computing software and services are delivered over the Internet and are accessed mostly through our web browsers.

Where You Should be Spending the Most Time with Donors

NonProfit Hub

The clock is consistently and constantly ticking – 86,400 times a day, to be exact. Despite the seemingly monumental amount of seconds, there never seems to be enough time in a day. Time is a precious resource for fundraisers. So when it comes to divvying up your time among donors, it’s crucial to maximize every second and every minute. There’s nothing worse than wasting precious time on a prospect that will never be fruitful.

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Major Gift Fundraising: 13 Expert Tips (Nonprofit Tech Carnival)

Donor Search

This month’s Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival is all about one thing: major gifts. At DonorSearch, we’ve written extensively about major gift fundraising and the various elements that go into the entire process, from prospect identification all the way through to post-gift stewardship and ongoing retention. But, you can never learn too much about the… Education Major Giving Uncategorized

VIDEO: Just How Easy is it to Find the Perfect Nonprofit Board for You?

BoardAssist

Watch BoardAssist’s recently televised interview discussing just how easy it can be to find the perfect nonprofit board. Described as New York’s leading nonprofit board matching service, BoardAssist’s services are recognized as an absolutely vital tool for New Yorkers looking to join a board in this new interview. The post VIDEO: Just How Easy is it to Find the Perfect Nonprofit Board for You? appeared first on BoardAssist. nonprofit board service

We’re Making a Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (and So Can You)

See3

America is an increasingly diverse country, and if you want to succeed at whatever it is you do, you have to be able to communicate from a place of deep understanding, knowledge and connection. And you need an authentically diverse team in order to do it well. The post We’re Making a Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion (and So Can You) appeared first on The See3 Blog. Work Culture diversity inclusion Racism

10 Online Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you are a nonprofit professional feeling restless or unsatisfied at your current job, 2016 is shaping up to be a good year to make a change. According to the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Report , 57% of nonprofits plan on creating new positions in 2016. The greatest growth is expected in the area of fundraising (44%). Skills in marketing and communications are also in high demand (37%).

Social Media with M+R: How to Measure the Metrics that Matter

EveryAction

Last week, I sat down with Amy Peyrot, Senior Consultant, Social Media Specialist, and resident mathlete at M+R , to discuss all things social media metrics. Through her work with clients like the Wildlife Conservation Society and her love of (math) problem solving, Amy has picked up a lot of wisdom + I wanted to better understand her process for approaching a social media campaign and measuring its efficacy.