2017

7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

EveryAction

There are nearly 800,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA paved the way for these children of immigrants to obtain work authorization and relief from deportation, enabling them to go on to universities and build careers and families. With the announcement of DACA’s repeal, the program has stopped accepting new applications. For those currently in the program, their work permits and legal status will begin expiring March 2018.

Fake Facebook Friends and the CIA

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Last night I received a Facebook friend request from an old friend and accepted it. Within a minute or two, a FB Messenger chat started up about the UN and the Sustainable Development Goals. So, I of course kept the conversation going. Until it quickly became a classic advance fee scam conversation (originally made famous by folks in Nigeria with faxes). I quickly checked, and found that (of course) I already was Facebook friends with my old friend.

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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle. The surge in online giving to the ACLU— 6x their yearly donations raised in one weekend — shows us the potential that exists with online giving. These are facts that can’t be ignored.

5 Women Change Agents Who Have Taken the Nonprofit Route

VolunteerMark

‘A women is a full circle. With her is the ability to create, nurture, and transform’- Diane Mariechild With the zeal to not just ideate new solutions but implement those with persistent efforts and hard work, these women leaders have been game changers, making commendable impact through their respective causes. It’s time we celebrate such women leaders, learn from them, and become change agents in our own communities

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Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems: Part 2

Byte Technology

In Part I of “Quick Fixes to Common WordPress Problems” we looked into five of the most frequently encountered hiccups that occur for both beginning users and well-versed pros. But when it comes to “common” and “problems” in regards to the WordPress platform, there are unfortunately a great deal more than just five.

3 Quick Tips to Help You Become a Twitter Influencer

SocialFish

There is somewhere around 58 million tweets posted every single day, which breaks down to about 9,100 per second. While this is good news for those who use Twitter, because it means that they’re getting up-to-date engagement, it’s not so good for companies looking to grow their presence on this platform amidst all of the competition. When you have to square off with that many posts, it can be extremely difficult to stand out.

The Complete Guide on How to Start an Association

Wild Apricot

This step-by-step guide to covers absolutely everything you need to know about how to start an association in the USA. How-to-Start-an-Association

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Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Sales Hacker

What is Sales Operations? Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently. Through strategically implemented training, software tools and engagement techniques, sales ops leaders enable sales reps to focus more on selling in order to drive business results. . But perhaps more than anything else, sales operations brings a system to selling.

8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. The impact of volunteerism can be felt in communities of all shapes and sizes. No matter the size of the community, though, the impact of volunteerism is always huge. Wherever it occurs, volunteering exists to help others. But volunteerism’s best-kept secret is this: it’s good for you, too. We did some digging to find out all the reasons why volunteering rocks. Boosts self esteem.

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

YoungUpstarts

You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook lets nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast? How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money If your nonprofit is based in the US, and […]. The post How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit appeared first on John Haydon. Facebook Marketing

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

The last few days have been equal parts terrifying, challenging, and complicated. There's a long fight ahead, but for issues that stir you, one simple, positive thing you can do today is give - your time, money, voice, or attention - because so many organizations need your urgent support. At EveryAction, we live and work by the motto "Build the World You Want."

Thinking of and Thanking Paul Otellini

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

A friend just sent me the surprising and sad news of the unexpected passing of former Intel CEO, Paul Otellini. Paul did so many things for me over a long career at Intel, and I had to put fingers to keyboard (something Intel enabled, of course) right away to acknowledge his many (and unknown) contributions to my work. I first met Paul over thirty years ago.

Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

Women’s and girls’ empowerment is a sweeping topic, defined and shaped by family beliefs and cultural norms in the community and country where one lives. Some people associate the empowerment of women and girls primarily with challenges faced in communities where poverty and lack of access to education determine one’s level of empowerment. And while education and financial independence are critical steps to empowerment, they are merely two pieces of a much bigger and far more complicated story.

8 free tools Nonprofits can use to triple productivity

VolunteerMark

Do projects, operations, administrative work, volunteer management, and fundraising activities continuously lay in the pending section of your to-do list? With limited resources and a huge list of work to be done, nonprofits are often pressed for time and sometimes get stuck on the small things. Especially in the social sector, people wish to do more good more quickly but are unable to for X number of reasons

Get Networking: Using a CDN to Speed Up Your Site

Byte Technology

Ever heard of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? If you haven’t don’t fret, you’re not alone. Most people operating WordPress sites today have no idea what a CDN is or what exactly it does, but they’d no doubt find it pretty helpful. Basically, a CDN service is a group of servers that deliver cached, static content from your website (as well as millions of others) based on the geographical location of the person attempting to use your site.

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3 Ways Social Media Changed This World for the Better

SocialFish

It’s somewhat in trend these days to keep talking about how social media actually made us lonely. We keep sharing examples and funny memes on how people used to meet each other in person and these days everyone just keeps staring into their phones. To some extent, these concerns may be justified. Some people were influenced less than the others but there are certain individuals who appeared to be really vulnerable and the social media may have influenced their life for the worse.

How I Quadrupled My Nonprofit Blog Traffic in Less Than 1 Year

Wild Apricot

In this post I’m going to share everything I’ve learned about how to build a successful nonprofit blog from the ground up. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors/month to over 36,000. Blogging Nonprofit-Blog

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Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

I’m going to share 7 insanely easy online fundraising ideas that are making a huge impact for nonprofits. First I’ll show you how the Environmental Defense Fund used their email list in a creative way to increase online donations by 63%. Then I’ll break down how you can apply 6 additional nonprofit fundraising strategies to grow your revenues TODAY. 7 Online Fundraising Ideas (That Actually Work): 1. Custom Facebook Audiences.

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Live Receptionist vs Call Forwarding: Who Wins

Abby Connect Virtual Receptionists

We have come a long way since those days when forwarded calls usually ended in a voicemail box that nobody bothered to check. Businesses that previously used call forwarding facilities to record customer messages often felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of calls, and simply used to give up calling them back

How Many of Your Donors Use Facebook? Here’s Your Answer!

John Haydon

If you’ve ever wondered how many of your donors, subscribers, and volunteers use Facebook, this step-by-step blog post will show you exactly how to find out. Don’t assume that all your supporters use Facebook You already know that there are over 2 billion people using Facebook and that over 53% of Americans login every day. […]. The post How Many of Your Donors Use Facebook? Here’s Your Answer! appeared first on John Haydon. Facebook Marketing

How Startup Nonprofits Can Get the Grant of Their Dreams

NonProfit Hub

Getting that perfect grant can be a make or break situation for a startup nonprofit. When Nonprofit Hub was at its beginning, we were lucky enough to receive a grant that helped us get our feet on solid ground. But that was because of a relationship I had built with the organization over several years’ time and they trusted me to do good with their money.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more! It doesn't just stop here!

It's Good to be Alive Today!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am still on the Skoll high Just back from my week in Oxford with my head buzzing and Michael Franti's social change anthem "Good to be Alive Today" ringing in my ears. It's hard to explain why this is the one conference a year I always make the time for. It's a powerful mix of inspiration, singing, ideas and most importantly, peer brainstorming. I have more than a year's worth of ideas for social good. Let me share just a few!

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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

Connection Cafe

As the first generation to grow up with modern technology so easily at our fingertips, Millennials have reengineered the way information is delivered and consumed. Every day, Millennials like me are turning to social media on their mobile devices, tablets, and desktops for information on the latest tools, news, resources, gadgets and opportunities to make our lives easier and better. For reasons such as this, we’re often coined “Gen Why?”

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9 Actionable Tips for Writing Kick-Ass Emails to Nurture Donor Relationships

VolunteerMark

Donors’ are an integral part of the nonprofit ecosystem. Maintaining and nourishing donor relationships is extremely vital. And while events and conferences go a long way, the most effective and cost-effective method is to write an email that appreciates them, encourages them, and makes them grateful they decided to donate to your cause

Picture This: Automatically Add Instagram Photos to Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

There’s no denying the overwhelming popularity of Instagram and the impressive place it holds among social media sites. And for those owning, operating or administering a WordPress site, having a tie-in between Instagram and their pages can really boost hits and visits and add serious curb appeal that helps drive traffic to a website.

7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-. You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve. You love what you do (and you’re good at it) BUT your workaholic and overachiever tendencies are getting in the way of a fulfilling personal life. To top it all off, you’re overwhelmed by the endless emails, social media notifications, and the “fake news” cycle.

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10 Inexpensive (or Free) Nonprofit Marketing Tools That Create Stunning Visuals

Wild Apricot

Posts with images and videos get shared up to 230% more than those without. To create your own stunning visuals, here are 10 inexpensive and free nonprofit marketing tools that can help. Visual-Tools Nonprofit-Marketing-Tools

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Migrating recurring donors to a new system

Robert Weiner

Credit card image from Ed Ivanushkin. A client is migrating to new Association Management Software, which will entail changing their credit card processor. They asked for advice on how to handle their existing recurring donations, and whether it’s possible to migrate those transactions to the new processor. Some of the best advice I’ve seen on this came from technology consultant TJ Griffin.

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SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

The time has finally come to demystify Search Engine Optimization ( SEO) for nonprofits. In the last step of this digital marketing plan, we’re going to share SEO strategies and tactics we use to increase search rankings on Google. Join us as we take a deep dive to explain: What SEO is and how it works. Why nonprofits should be investing in SEO. The top 13 on page SEO factors for content marketing. The top 9 off page SEO factors to get higher rankings.

Increase Fundraising Results by Making Your Donor FEEL Like a Hero

John Haydon

Donors don’t give because they’re generous. They give because it feels great. And being a hero feels the best. This isn’t just unicorn thinking. It’s a phenomenon that’s hard-wired deeply in the human brain from millions of years of evolution. Yay, science!) When you tell donors they can “feed hungry children”, “stop human trafficking” or […]. The post Increase Fundraising Results by Making Your Donor FEEL Like a Hero appeared first on John Haydon. Online Fundraising

4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017

NonProfit Hub

Five years ago, at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City, #GivingTuesday started as a response to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday crazes that follow Thanksgiving. GivingTuesday lives online through social media—as evidenced by the hashtag in its name—and aims to create a sense of global collaboration for an annual day of giving.

Sheroes You Should Know: Inspiring Stories for #WomensHistoryMonth

EveryAction

she·ro (pl. sheroes) : a woman regarded as a hero. Whether quietly spearheading some of the world's most groundbreaking scientific and medical research or not-so-quietly leading revolutions on the battlefield, our history is ripe with stories of ferocious, adventurous, enlightened, and persistent women. In celebration of Women's History Month, we wanted to share some of these sheroic tales and introduce you to young women who are carrying the torch forward today.

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Why We Are Voting Against the W3C Decision on Encrypted Media Extensions

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

There is a big controversy in the technical standards area that impacts accessibility of content in web browsers. Ars Technica covered this recently in their post: Over many objections, W3C approves DRM for HTML5. Benetech is voting against the W3C decision on Encrypted Media Extensions (EME).

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights. This march is said to be one of the largest one-day protests in U.S. history. Regardless of where you stand on the issues, what can’t be debated is the historic movement that is taking place.

6 trends nonprofits should follow in 2017

VolunteerMark

Why should only corporates follow market trends and insights? The nonprofit sector is an integral part of the economy, ensuring the best for the bottom of the pyramid section of our society and it very much needs to embrace the industry trends and best practices to create more impact. The Philanthropy Outlook 2016 & 2017 predicts that total giving will increase by 4.3% in 2017 as compared to 2015.

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Lights, Camera, Action! How to Create a Video Gallery in WordPress

Byte Technology

It’s no great secret that WordPress is a pretty amazing program, and open-source jewel that allows users such great latitude of design possibilities. And among those possibilities is the opportunity to create a video library that can really increase the profile of a site and help engage visitors on different levels.

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