2018

A Yarny New Blog for 2018

Judi Sohn

Hello again? Miss me? For many years, I used this blog to share my thoughts about life and technology. It served me very well and I hope those that followed me got value out of it as well. I still get questions based on older blogs here, and those aren’t going anywhere.

Is Your Online Donation Form Turning Off Donors?

Connection Cafe

If there is one thing that is almost entirely unique to the world of nonprofit websites (compared to the for-profit companies I have assisted for the past 10 years), it is the part of the donation form (or response device) we call the gift array.

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Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am incredibly excited to let you know that earlier this month we announced that Betsy Beaumon , Benetech’s current president, will be taking over as CEO of Benetech. Betsy is a recognized social entrepreneur who has dedicated much of her career to changing the world with software. Our board and I are looking forward to Betsy leading Benetech to even greater impact.

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5 Steps to Turning Strangers Into Members and Members Into Advocates

Wild Apricot

Follow these five steps from marketing strategist Amy Jacobus to bring your potential supporters down the marketing funnel and turn them into raving fans

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community.

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Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

This post is sponsored by Briteweb. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Maybe your haircut is getting a little tired, or you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a few years.

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action.

Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.

For Sale for a Cause: Greenleaf

Judi Sohn

If you want background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. No doubt, this was one of my favorite projects to date. The yarn and pattern worked together beautifully. The pattern is Greenleaf by Anna Victoria. The yarn is Twister Fiber Art Arial Evolution in the Mirage colorway.

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Five Simple Hacks You Can Do Today to Boost Response to Your Email Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Let me start by apologizing. One of the reasons that email fundraising sucks is because of people like me. When I was new to fundraising consulting over a decade ago, I was quick to prescribe to my nonprofit clients the latest and greatest “best practices” when it came to online fundraising.

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Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I believe in the power of books to change the world. That is not a particularly radical belief among librarians, but I hope to make you believe even more in the power of books.

Why Marketing Doesn’t Grow Communities (And Three Things You Can Do Instead)

Wild Apricot

Learn to grow your membership more easily with these three strategies from membership expert Joy Duling

5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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Facebook Groups for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know

John Haydon

Tired of the lackluster response on Facebook because you’re struggling to get your nonprofit’s posts to even show up in your followers’ feeds? Well, you’re not alone.

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How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

NonProfit Hub

There’s no better way to gain the trust of your donors than by being transparent with them about where their contributions go. If people decide to part with their hard-earned money, they want to know where it ends up.

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5 Digital Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Ray Gary. Ray Gary is the CEO of iDonate , a SaaS-based provider of the world’s most innovative Digital Fundraising Platform for nonprofits.

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Facebook Announces Overhaul of Newsfeed: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday was my birthday. And the one great thing about social media, particularly Facebook, is that you get to hear from many people wishing you a happy day because the platform alerts them. This year I had a tsunami of birthday wishes.

For Sale for a Cause: Windflower

Judi Sohn

If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first. . Okay, let’s see if this grand experiment will work. I’m offering up for sale a shawl I finished on January 16, 2018. It’s a pattern from Russian designer Alla Borisova. It’s a triangular shawl about 70″ at its longest length and 50″ at the sides. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay Fino, 70% merino wool, 30% silk. Loved working with it. And I love the story of this yarn company.

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Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Of course, the correct answer is almost always “both.” ” In fact, the two channels work best when they work together — email and social CAN play as a team.

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Tribute to My Mentor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In honor of Gerry Davis, April 2018 My mentor passed away earlier this month. I have had the benefit of numerous mentors over my long career, but Gerry Davis was The Mentor. We worked together for over 35 years, from the very beginnings of my Silicon Valley career. Gerry’s incredible advice guided me along my entire path, and so many crucial turning points went well because of Gerry’s invaluable insight and guidance.

The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

Wild Apricot

Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

In today’s landscape of mobile and online technology, nonprofits are flooded with a large variety of choices for almost any solution they can think of. This principle applies similarly to the event management and fundraising spaces.

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Monthly Giving: 7 Reasons It’s a Must for Every Nonprofit

John Haydon

Over the past few years, I’ve stressed the importance of monthly giving to my clients. I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and I’ll be sharing it next week (more on that below).

How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not.

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Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Becky Brooks , Director of Communications at Animoto , an online video maker that makes it easy to create marketing videos for social media and beyond. Facebook has, for a couple years now, committed to making their platforms “video first.” Unsurprisingly, other networks followed suit.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance.

For sale for a cause: Elven Princess

Judi Sohn

For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. This one will be one of the hardest to give up, but I will to support a great organization. If you’re interested, leave a bid in the comments and I’m starting this one at $125.

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5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you’re well aware of all the fundraising benefits of corporate matching gifts. But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors.

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Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the honor to be the opening keynoter for the first-ever Good Tech Fest , which was held in Detroit on May 22, 2018. It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world. Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. Society is a buzz about new technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous cars, the surveillance state, and more.

The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

Wild Apricot

Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

Bookmark This: 2018 Social Media Image Sizes

SocialFish

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