2015

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

5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

I have a confession. I’m a designer who, up until recently, held some pretty naïve opinions about mobile fundraising. I may have championed responsive design, but secretly I asked myself things like, “How many people really make a donation on an iPhone?” ” Have you been there?

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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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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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6 Social Tools to Use Immediately After You Hit “Publish”

SocialFish

You have invested in that content. Your awesome team was involved. You all have edited, polished, and (finally!) published it. Time to sit back, relax, and wait for the views. Right? Um, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your work isn’t done.

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20 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Google research has revealed a 30% uptick in searches from August to September related to charitable giving. Your donors are currently in the process of deciding which organizations will be receiving their year-end donations.

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Understanding Conversion Rates in Google Analytics

Byte Technology

Google Analytics, still considered the go-to tool for individuals and companies seeking to understand how effective their websites are to visitors and users, has certainly changed the way websites are designed, redesigned and administered.

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Top 10 Nonprofit Hashtags to Spark Social Good

NonProfit Hub

Part of the fun of social media is its ever changing nature. Keeping on top of trends can be tricky, and that’s where we come in. By now we all know what hashtags are and how to use them properly, but what are the best nonprofit hashtags?

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The health of volunteering in the UK

VolunteerMark

A brief overview of the voluntary sector in the United Kingdom.

America’s Fundraising Playbook? [Hint: You’re probably not reaching today’s donors]

Connection Cafe

“America is in the midst of a dramatic cultural shift.” This is the opening message from the groundbreaking study out today titled, “ Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy.”

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10 (Totally Awesome) Email Newsletters for Nonprofit Professionals

EveryAction

You know that person in the office who seems to hear about everything first? The one who’s always reading something interesting, always has the best links to send, and knows about all the new trends before you’ve even made sense of the old ones?

Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends

TechImpact

Cloud computing continues to intrigue the nonprofit community. The idea of being able to work from anywhere in the world, and still access all your files, regardless of what computer you’re on is attractive for the busy nonprofit. We’ve all have, or hopefully had, one of those servers in the back closet of the office. […]. The post Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

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How to Bring Your Business Blog to the Next Level

SocialFish

Guest post by the awesome Ann Smarty. —————-. Your business blog is a failure. You get your team publish something there once in a while but you still have hard time justifying the cost of maintaining it. But you keep updating it because all your competitors have blogs.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, when Instagram announced its user community had grown to more than 400 million, it reminded me that I needed to update my curated collection of Instagram for Nonprofit resources.

9 Things To Do After A Donor Donates

Frogloop

Acquiring a new donor is just the start. Developing long-term donors who contribute year-after-year should be the goal of any fundraiser. Donor acquisition takes a lot of work. What can you do to improve your donor retention rate? Consider these nine ideas: Say thank you.

Congratulating Jamie Rogers - Denver Kids Inc. Mentor of the Month

VisionLink

The VisionLink Family cannot express our extreme pride in our own Jamie Rogers for his recognition by Denver Kids, Inc. as Mentor of the Month for April 2015! Denver Kids, Inc. is an educational organization dedicated to helping Denver Public School students.

4 Signs Your Nonprofit Should Quit a Social Network

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good began as a “Nonprofit Organizations” Myspace Page in 2005.

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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Survey: Less Than Half of Nonprofit Websites are Responsive

NonProfit Hub

Google recently announced it was altering its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly sites. As more users move to mobile devices and tablets, pages need to be responsive and adjust for whatever size they are being displayed.

Being a Visionary in Your Volunteer Work

VolunteerMark

When tackling social justice issues (which much volunteer work and nonprofit organizations are devoted to), it is important for us to have a productive, caring, and positive outlook. In essence, social justice work is very future-focused.

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.

12 Free Nonprofit Webinars and Training Videos You’ll Love

EveryAction

If you’re a nonprofit professional, then you probably know what it’s like to be short on time. Maintaining a work-life balance is hard enough without having to hunt down the resources you and need to develop your skills. That’s why we’re giving you a shortcut. training

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Infographic: 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

TechImpact

Every result our nonprofits produce are a direct result of a conversation. Think about it. When you we’re first starting your nonprofit how many conversations were you having with your co-founders? Your family? Your friends? Chances are good there was a lot of them. In the digital era, more and more of these essential conversations […]. The post Infographic: 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. General Tec

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Bridging the Skills-Gap with Competency-Based Learning

SocialFish

Post by Jack McGrath, President of Digitec Interactive. These guys are awesome, check out their new LMS platform here. ———– “Oh to be young and underemployed,” said no one ever. Yet this is the case for many entering the workforce today.

Nonprofits Need To Nurture the Next Generation of New Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Wesley Fryer.

Four Tips for Nonprofits to Stay Relevant in 2016

Frogloop

A few days ago Ev Williams, one of the cofounders of Twitter and the CEO of Medium. said the future of media lies in platforms like Twitter, Facebook and, Medium. There’s going to be a convergence of distribution points for media,” Williams said.

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The Participatory Museum, Five Years Later

Museum 2.0

This week marks five years since the book The Participatory Museum was first released.

2016 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful for online fundraising.

Being Human: Google’s New API Solves an Internet Annoyance

Byte Technology

As long as there have been websites, there have been tools in place to keep those sites safe from spam and hacker abuse.

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3 Nonprofit Success Metrics That Your Organization Needs to Be Tracking

NonProfit Hub

Roy Cheran is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub. Roy is the Vice President of Marketing at DonorPro , an innovative software company that helps nonprofits grow their fundraising revenue by an average of 37 percent each year.

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.

Is Content Really King?

Connection Cafe

As marketers, communicators, and fundraisers, it’s our job to tell stories. Stories about our mission, what we do, our programs, our successes, the lives we’ve helped change.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

EveryAction

Is your donation page holding you back? Are you sure? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter.

3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media

TechImpact

Did you know: 73 percent of first time donors do not give again? There are many reasons contributors leave; they don’t feel appreciated, or don’t feel like part of the organization, and they leave. While gaining new donors is always important, keeping them is even more so. If you can maintain just a 10 percent […]. The post 3 Ways To Increase Donations Via Social Media appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.