2014

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The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make

Connection Cafe

Online giving was up 13.5% in 2013 and has been growing by double digits ever since. That’s a 200% improvement! Take charity: water for example.

Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends

TechImpact

No matter how you look at it, communication is key. Numbers and figures thanks to the hard work by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

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The tool that every volunteer coordinator needs

VolunteerMark

If this has happened to you (and I’m sure it has :). click into this article for a tool that you must have to nip ‘volunteer-fade’ in the bud

Mark your calendar: best conferences for nonprofits in 2015

EveryAction

Believe it or not, it''s already time to start planning for the wealth of marketing, education, and networking opportunities for nonprofits in 2015.

The Psychology of Sharing

SocialFish

How often do you find yourself sharing news with your followers on social media? Each type of sharer has unique characteristics. Potluck

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The Difference Between One-Time and Lifelong Volunteers: A Short Case Study

NonProfit Hub

Sure, most of the information about your volunteer opportunities is listed on your website. It’s an open window. Check your website for effectiveness.

Thank You, Gerardo!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The Benetech team has just bid goodbye to VP of Engineering Gerardo Capiel, who is moving on to his next adventure.

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5 Web Design Trends To Watch Right Now

Frogloop

Is your organization embarking on a website redesign in 2014? Here are five design trends to consider. The Daily Beast is a good example of this.

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8 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit Website Unwelcoming to Potential Donors

Connection Cafe

When someone visits your nonprofit’s website, it takes them just 5 seconds to: Learn your mission. Form an emotional reaction. Choose to engage.

7 Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Implement to Engage Volunteers

TechImpact

Image courtesy of Huffington Post and Idealist.org. This ultimately requires more staff in the field to babysitting, instead of working. Get social.

How the Grinch Inspires Change for Leaders of Volunteers

VolunteerMark

The holiday season is a perfect time to solidify strategic plans for 2015. Change may be in the works. No, it''s a little bit more

This is what's wrong with your nonprofit digital strategy

EveryAction

I’ve read and written hundreds of nonprofit digital strategy documents. The problem is that you don’t need a digital strategy.

Are The Signs Pointing to the Demise of Google+ ?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. —————-. ——————-. Image credit ).

Nonprofit Innovation Toolkits: Methods To Invent, Adopt, and Adapt Ideas to Deliver Better Results

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” It is a social innovation toolkit for those who work in the development sector. Develop a clear plan. Clarify priorities. Generate new ideas.

Does your charity have too much data?

3rd Sector Labs

How do you know when your organization is storing and using too much data? Few customers ask us “When is there too much data?” Great.

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9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. The Internet is at a tipping point. Engage authentically.

Four 21st Century Marketing Terms Nonprofits Need to Know

NonProfit Hub

Steven Shattuck is VP of Marketing at Bloomerang. Digital marketing is going through a great democratization process. Drip Marketing. visitor leaves.

Fundraising Metrics: Don’t Just Count the Dollars

ASU Lodestar Center

In most professions certain tasks are closely correlated to success, and resource development is no different. Fundraising outcomes (i.e. Get another!

Tricks and Tips to Use #Ello (With Screenshots)

Frogloop

Last week I joined Ello , a new social network that is ad-free and allows users to opt out of some data collection and tracking. Ello had great timing.

One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2014

Connection Cafe

Donor acquisition is all the rage, but did you know nearly 3 out of 4 new donors leave and never come back. That’s shocking (and pretty scary).

Infographic: Why Video Is The Best Form Of Engagement

TechImpact

There is a seemingly infinite number of ways for you to engage viewers online. If the title didn’t already give it away, it’s videos.

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An executive director reminds us of the importance of prayer

VolunteerMark

Bobby Calvillo is the Executive Director of a large housing non-profit in Texas.

Why Donation Pages for Nonprofits Usually Suck

EveryAction

Right now, thousands of donors are being scared, confused, bored, or straight up turned away from donating online

It’s official – marketing will destroy everything good about social media.

SocialFish

Jay Baer posted a provocative post titled Why It Might Be Time to Completely Change Your Social Media Strategy. ” . It’s heinous.

SXSW: What Social Media Analytics and Data Can’t Tell You

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Please Retweet! Look at the friendly, smart and sexy people at #smdata panel! sxsw pic.twitter.com/VTGXGnD1Ww. The room was packed. What you think?

What’s in your data management plan?

3rd Sector Labs

If your data isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse. – TSL data expert. Those are words we live by. What’s going on? Another plan?

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10 Must-Have Skills for Nonprofit New Media Managers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Creative Thinking. Good Writing Skills. Experience.

The Ultimate 2015 Nonprofit Social Media Scheduling Guide

NonProfit Hub

Steven Shattuck is VP of Marketing at Bloomerang. It also lets you take advantage of high-engagement days. 1 - Post if you have something to say.

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11 Donation Form Optimization Stats You’ll Wish You’d Known Yesterday [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

Donation for optimization is a key part of online fundraising success and a great way to boost donor acquisition. Happy donation form optimization!

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5 Ways To Make Your Donors Feel Loved

Frogloop

I feel like there is a lot of donor fatigue happening right now in the nonprofit community. Today I received at least 10 fundraising pitches.

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Does Responsive Design Really Raise More Money for Nonprofits? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The goal of responsive web design is simple yet heroic:Don’t just design for desktop. What were the killer takeaways from our research? Whoa.

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5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics

TechImpact

Image courtesy of athgo. Social media is well documented as a necessary marketing platform for all nonprofits. Promote events that might not be events.

Volunteering as part of everyday life.

VolunteerMark

What systems do you have in place for getting to know your volunteers?

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50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow

EveryAction

It’s important to approach social media with a multifaceted strategy for spreading your message and getting the attention of your audience.