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2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]


Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. Tweet It!]. Tweet It!].

Philanthropy and Social Media: New Whitepaper from The Institute for Philanthropy

Amy Sample Ward

Download the full white paper or share it using this link: [link] Below are notes from my remarks. The internet is not new. And so on.

Building Online Ambassadors

Connection Cafe

Author: Guest Blogger. Fundraising is hard work. This is your group of potential online ambassadors. So where did all these donors come from?

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5 Infographics About Infographics To Master Basics in Five Minutes

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: Hot Button Studio. Moment—Using your data to tell stories, make decisions, and change the world.” It can also make using data fun !

The Future of Work: A Manifesto


I’m throwing it up on the blog because I can’t hold on to it any more. I’ve never been known to have a lot of patience. focus deeply.

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On Uncommon Ground

Judi Sohn

Last Friday, my short 9 month career working on Common Ground came to an end. I'm free (sorta) and sad (sorta) and angry (not sorta). It happens.

Blackbaud kills off Common Ground

Robert Weiner

Yesterday the news was that Blackbaud had laid off 50 employees it acquired when it bought Convio in May. In what was said to be an unrelated development, they also announced the departure of Gene Austin, the former CEO of Convio. The official word is that Common Ground (CG) will be supported through March, 2014. But not in a good way.

80 Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

NonProfit Trends

I get a lot of nonprofit email messages through subscribing to lists, working with lots of organizations, and being a donor. Standing Out in the Inbox.

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6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC


It’s been a few days since I returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA. 1) Email is Hot.

Mastering Social Networking as a Volunteer

Amy Sample Ward

The session focused on using core social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to raise awareness and inspire others as a volunteer. Storify.

40 Twitter-iffic Event Day Ideas

Connection Cafe

Author: Robyn Mendez. Turn your Captivated Audience of Event Participants into a Social Media Army. Hashtag EVERYTHING with your org & event names.

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Komen Kan Kiss My Mammagram, PinActivism, and Newsjacking for a Cause

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: causes.com via Beth on Pinterest. On Tuesday, the Susan G. Komen’s funding pays for about 170,000 of those screenings. And it worked!

Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out: Using LinkedIn Effectively


What makes LinkedIn so superior to alternative social networking sites is its exclusively professional audience and no-nonsense atmosphere. Sales.

Content Strategies for Nonprofit Websites


Is your nonprofit looking for ways to improve your website and increase traffic? Here are the key takeaways from the session: 1.

11 Nonprofits That Excel at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Large nonprofits usually have the expertise and resources necessary to launch and maintain successful online communications and fundraising campaigns.

What’s the Best Way to Measure Influence? DIY Not Klout!


Fair enough. Took action on important advocacy actions when we talked about them on social media. It’s subjective.

Research Friday Board Engagement: Thinking Beyond the Wallet

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by. Angela Francis , Senior Associate. Nonprofit Finance Fund. Welcome to Research Friday ! nonprofit practice. when it comes to fundraising.

12 ways to use Pinterest for your nonprofit

John Haydon

Following is a guest post from my good friend Noland Hoshino , who catapults nonprofits and small businesses into the social good space. or $5.00.

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Are We Approaching the Fundraising Cliff?

NonProfit Trends

Why Content Marketing is the Key to Your Nonprofits Online Success


I read a blog post by Joe Pulizzi the other day. Up from roughly 50% in the previous year. What’s content marketing? Am I right? Simple as that.

Book Review: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Amy Sample Ward

I recently got my copy of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit by Beth Kanter and Katie Delahaye Paine. ” And that they do! To Link or Not to Link.

8 Steps to Writing Successful Fundraising Appeals

Connection Cafe

No matter how digitally savvy you are, if you want to be successful in fundraising you need to come to grips with the fact that fundraising letters work. Direct Mail direct mail direct mail fundraising end of year fundraising fundraising appeals

Net Smart: How To Thrive Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lately, I have been working in far flung places which means long, very long airplane rides without Internet access! Small talk nourishes trust. Books

Generation Y – Reinventing the Way We Communicate


Those of us born between 1980 to 1995 are commonly referred to as Generation-Y. Whether our predecessors (or even us!) We are extremely adaptable.

50 State VOAD Community


Pleased to report that Ray, Rene, Joanne, and I are attending the annual conference of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) here in Norfolk, Virginia. This is the 20th annual conference, and befitting the theme, Mountains to Sea , VisionLink is proud to release its 50 State VOAD Community project. Dr. W.

11 Types of Photos Nonprofits Should Post on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You are going to need to know where to find photos online and how to source them. ” and how destructive it is. It’s a real eye-opener.

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New Study Highlights What People Like, Comment, and Share on Facebook


I know what you are thinking – yet another social media study. Photos Were the Most Liked and Shared. ” Now here’s the kicker.

Get Creative! with Nonprofit Social Media

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Isaac Kiehl , Communications Coordinator, ICAN. When starting out with social media as a nonprofit, it can be a tricky and confusing process.

Five Reasons Why Facebook Marketing Seems So Damned Impossible

John Haydon

It seems that most brands and nonprofits are still trying to get their head around what works on Facebook. You’re still thinking push. Exactly.

Bookshare Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary at Google

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The event was hosted by Google on its campus in Mountain View, California, which is home to some of the most cutting edge technologists in the world.

Why Online Donors are Worth More than Offline Donors [INFOGRAPHIC]


The majority of giving still comes from offline channels, but online fundraising continues to be a significant source for acquiring new donors.

2012 SXSW Interactive – #nptech Highlights

Amy Sample Ward

Last week I was down in Austin, TX, for the 2012 South by Southwest Interactive Festival. SXSW Recap and Highlights. At SXSW, there…. Each….

The Real ROI on Fundraising with Social Media

Connection Cafe

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Does Your Nonprofit Have A Social Media Work Flow?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Image from Steve Heye. ” It is the work flow documented and visualized that answers the question, “What if we get a negative comment?