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3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study

EveryAction

Nonprofits have never had a more powerful fundraising tool than they now have in email , but there''s a growing concern that they might be ignoring one of the most important metrics for a successful online fundraising program. email fundraising deliverability

Using Salesforce Process Builder & Flow with Opportunity Contact Roles

Judi Sohn

This came out of a discussion (and Idea Exchange idea) on the Success Community around Process Builder’s inability to work with the Opportunity Contact Role object.

Rockstar Nairobi Social Entrepreneur

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Carol Wanjiku is the CEO of Daproim. She’s an incredible social entrepreneur I just visited with in Nairobi, Kenya. She runs a for-profit social enterprise named Daproim that provides data entry services using disadvantaged students as their primary workforce. We go way back with her firm.

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Making a difference: It takes a village

VolunteerMark

Hello my name is Andrew. I''m the co-founder of VolunteerMark. I''m not a regular blog contributor but today I just wanted to reflect on some of the amazing opportunities we have been given. Thank you to all our great partners.

Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

For many non-profits, data crunching is everything.

Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

VisionLink

How a Leading Nonprofit Used Social Media to Create a Digital Advocacy Movement

Connection Cafe

Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time. These were the words President Barack Obama used in his speech to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in the fall of 2012.

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Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today

AFP Blog

Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today : "If you’ve not heard of Bitcoin, I think it could still be classified as ‘Okay’. But give it another few months, and you’ll be left in the dust. In fact, it’s already recognized as a real word in the Apple operating system (get it together, Microsoft)." Some material via AFP Blogs here 'via Blog this

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Infograhpic Friday: 21 Ways For Nonprofits To Get Creative

TechImpact

Does your nonprofit have to get creative from time to time? Chances are good, your organization has had to, for some reason or another, put its collective thinking caps on to solve a problem. Whether an event was not going as planned, donations were not flowing in, or your message was just not being perceived […]. The post Infograhpic Friday: 21 Ways For Nonprofits To Get Creative appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

How Can Nonprofits Switch From Scarcity to Abundance Mindsets When It Comes To Self-Care?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by TheeErin. The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival is about the theme of how nonprofits can move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.

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Picture Perfect: 8 Free Stock Photography Websites for Nonprofits

EveryAction

Stock photos are a problem. On the one hand, they’re a great way to make your content more interesting and attractive by emphasizing a point, breaking up text, or just by helping you stand out from the crowd

5 Tips for Building a Content Marketing Strategy for Nonprofits

SocialFish

Content Planning Beyond Just Website Design and SEO. Compared to the corporate sector, it’s safe to say that funding resources are more limited for non-profit organizations. Because of this, there can be more of a struggle to produce engaging content on a regular basis.

Proud Father and Husband: Concert in Palo Alto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Every once in a while, the Beneblog features something of personal importance to me. I'm very excited (and proud) about an exciting concert coming up soon in Palo Alto. My daughter, Kate Fruchterman , will be returning briefly to the area the evening of June 17th to give a concert.

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Comfort Is the Frenemy to the Leader of Volunteers

VolunteerMark

Comfort is a word that typically brings comfort. You know, it’s comfortable. But, comfort may not be your friend if you lead others. Comfort can work against you. A little story about CJ will help us see more clearly how comfort can be your frenemy

Growing Your Email List: Seven Tips for Success

Byte Technology

Wondering just how important it is to build and maintain an email list for your business or non-profit? Consider this statistic from Internet marketing professionals: the average email list degrades by nearly 23 percent each year due to opt-outs, changes in addresses and more.

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Geo-Tagged Map Shows Impact of Hurricane Joaquin in Real Time

VisionLink

Map illustrates damage reports as hurricane hits North Carolina. BOULDER, Colo. — 5, 2015— VisionLink , a community inspired software and consulting company, has developed a free, shareable, real-time, geo-tagged map depicting actual damage reports produced by Hurricane Joaquin.

7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The humble donation form has but one purpose: to capture a gift. When I see donation pages out there that irritate, frustrate, and even frighten donors, I’m heartbroken. Somewhere a piece of me dies, friends.

Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

Nonprofits everywhere are struggling to get their hands on reliable, useful workplace giving data from corporate giving programs. This has been a problem for a long time. And it is only getting worse. What’s going on? It used to be a United Way problem.

5 Ways for Every Nonprofit to Integrate Mobile - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

AFP Blog

5 Ways for Every Nonprofit to Integrate Mobile - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : "A mobile fundraising study conducted by npENGAGE reviewed the webpages of 343 small to medium-size nonprofits at the end of the 2014 giving season. The study analyzed 22,648 donations, 3,091 event registrations, and 1,476 membership transactions between November 1st and December 31st, 2014." 'via via Blog this

How To Find Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Audience

TechImpact

You know you should be tweeting, posting, sharing, and engaging. But are you entirely sure who’s on the other end of all your nonprofit’s social media marketing efforts? The truth is, most nonprofits run wildly into the light, hoping their ideal donor, volunteer, or otherwise constituent is on the other side eagerly awaiting their arrival. […]. The post How To Find Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Audience appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Karen Bloom, Project Kesher, leads a monthly group walk at county park across the street from their building.

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The 6 Most Important Email Series for Nonprofit Marketing

EveryAction

An email series is a set of pre-written emails that are sent to a user after that user takes a specific action. It can also be called a drip campaign, email workflow, or branching email campaign. You want to

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The Problem with Boards

SocialFish

There is a huge conversation we’re not fully having in the association community, and that is about the incredible, ongoing, and massive destruction of value perpetrated by Boards of Directors for many, many associations (and other nonprofits too). That is not an attempt to be dramatic.

Optimistic about Marrakesh Treaty!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The World Blind Union’s ( WBU ) Right to Read campaign for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty just concluded two days of meetings in Berlin, Germany. The attendees were mostly the regional coordinators of the campaign, and the news was good.

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Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

VolunteerMark

Often, young people see older adults in positions of power and success and think that in order to effect change they have to be of a certain age and status in society. But that’s not true at all.

Mobile-Friendly Searching: Getting Your Non-Profit’s Website Up to Speed

Byte Technology

If you’ve initiated a Google search anytime recently, you may have noticed a new designation underneath the listed results: “mobile-friendly.”

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Free South Carolina Disaster Home Cleanup Hotline Available Now

VisionLink

Call 1-800-451-1954 for free help from local relief agencies BOULDER, Colo. –

Key Findings From the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey: Where Do We Go From Here?

Connection Cafe

Last week, our friends at AFP released the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report. There is some really great stuff in the report that I urge you and your team to review together!

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How to forecast fundraising risk before your walkathon stalls

3rd Sector Labs

Can the risk to your next fundraising effort be forecast in advance through some basic data algorithms?

Best fundraising blogs for 2015 - Future Fundraising Now

AFP Blog

Jeff Brooks has one good list here Best fundraising blogs for 2015 - Future Fundraising Now : ''via Blog this

Infographic Friday: 2015 Cloud Computing Facts And Predictions

TechImpact

As if changing the way the entire world shares information, and defining the computational generation wasn’t enough, the cloud is up to some pretty big things in 2015. The cloud fundamentally shaped the way businesses operate in the 21st century. From sharing files to increasing security, the cloud single-handedly changed the way employees communicate, collaborate, […].

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Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am excited to announce that I am working on my next book, tentatively titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.” I’m honored to be co-authoring this book with Aliza Sherman to be published in 2017 by Wiley.

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Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015

EveryAction

It''s almost hard to imagine what life at a nonprofit was like before we could blast out fundraising emails, share stories over Facebook, or issue a call-to-action via Twitter. Remember those days? ).

How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on JohnHaydon.com. ————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook.

Skoll World Forum: My Annual Heart-Mind Feast

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

My favorite conference of the year is the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. That’s still the case even after attending the Forum for eleven straight years as of last week! Why, after all these years, do I love going back? First and foremost, it’s the people.

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Community Leadership and Volunteering: A Gateway to Happiness

VolunteerMark

Volunteering your time serves an important function in your community. To put this into perspective, in 2011 American’s volunteered almost 8 billion hours of their time, which accounted for over $170 billion worth of labor.

Strength in Numbers: The Benefits of Non-Profit/Professional Partnerships

Byte Technology

Thankfully, it’s an altruistic (mostly) world we live in these days.