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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.

10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising to Watch in 2018

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As personal computers, smartphones, and the Internet of Things evolve, so must your nonprofit. This webinar was presented on December 19 to more than 1,900 nonprofit staff worldwide and focused on what’s new and next in online communications and fundraising to help nonprofits prepare for the future and embrace being an early adopter. The webinar was the final webinar in a three-year webinar series sponsored by the Public Interest Registry.

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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 Until it quickly became a classic advance fee scam conversation (originally made famous by folks in Nigeria with faxes).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.

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.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

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

Digital Marketing Plan For Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide (2017)

Nonprofits Source

Does your nonprofit have a digital marketing plan ? Or, are you throwing a ton of content on the web hoping someone will find it? I get it. Lack of resources, expertise, leadership buy-in, choosing the right software tools (or the right strategic partners) all while trying to stay current on the latest marketing trends is overwhelming. Sometimes it’s best to take a step back and evaluate if you’re doing everything possible to get your message heard.

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Introducing the TechSoup Ambassador Program

Tech Soup Blog

For years, TechSoup supporters have said to us, "I love TechSoup; what can I do to help?" " We present you the TechSoup Ambassador Program , TechSoup's very own volunteer program and community. This program provides the tools for TechSoup supporters to help nonprofits take full advantage of all that TechSoup has to offer. We offer fun activities to choose from and rewards based on desired level of involvement and expertise. Please visit the site to view this video).

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.

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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2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Troy Hunt

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively. The first step is to decide which days to build a campaign upon and add them to your 2018 editorial calendar.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

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."

13 of the Best Nonprofit Videos from the Last 13 Years

Nonprofit Tech for Good

YouTube launched almost 13 years ago on February 14, 2005 and you got to give credit to the early adopter nonprofits active on YouTube in its early years. These early adopters were also embracing Myspace when the vast majority of nonprofits hadn’t yet had their aha moment about social media. Today, approximately 72% of internet traffic is video and one billion hours of that video is watched daily on YouTube. The videos below are a snapshot of the history of nonprofits using video.

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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.

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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The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

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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2018 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

This is our most popular Managing eLearning post every year, and by now we know you want to see the hype curve first. Here it is: Our 2018 eLearning predictions set in terms of Gartner’s hype cycle. As always, we try to use this blog post to speak from our experience as a learning technology partner to organizations that provide continuing education and professional development. We use our knowledge of practical use cases to put the media and marketing hype in perspective.

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How Libraries Use Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

Eighty-one percent of Americans have social media accounts , and that number is expected to grow each year. Nearly all brands have a social presence, and libraries are no different. Libraries are using social platforms now more than ever before. The New York Public Library has 2.2 million followers on Twitter, more followers than the celebrity Kathy Griffin. Social media is playing a significant role in helping libraries stay relevant in our ever-growing digital society.

Welcome to the Visionlink Community: Indiana 2-1-1

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to welcome another new customer, Indiana 2-1-1. These good folks have created a statewide solution that helps Hoosiers across Indiana find the local resources they need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, aggregated and non-identified data is collected to assist communities in assessing needs and allocating resources.

Idealware’s revised Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems

Robert Weiner

Idealware just released the latest version of their Consumers Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems. It will give you an overview of 32 systems and in-depth reviews of their top 11 “best value” choices. Several systems were included for the first time: @EASE, Bloomerang, Exceed Beyond, Salsa CRM, The Raiser’s Edge NXT, and NPOconnect (formerly known as Orange Leap). You can download it here. Databases Donor Databases Fundraising Nonprofit Technology Software

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Creating A High-Performance Culture

The CoolCatTeacher

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!

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Digital payments are going to make a big impact on social and mobile media in 2017, but there are some new fundraising services and niche tools and apps that speak to current fundraising trends in the nonprofit sector i.e., the decreased of use cash, the rapid rise of the app economy, and gaming for good. That said, launching a fundraising start-up is not easy and the odds of making it long-term are slim.

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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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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.

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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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.

Online Learning Needs a Robust E-Commerce System

Web Courseworks

When I write blog posts for Web Courseworks, I’m typically focused on the philosophy and design of adult education, and for good reason: there are many special educational considerations for adult learners, and I want to design curricula that best meets their needs. Part of addressing those considerations is picking the right tools for my learners.

How Nonprofits Are Successfully Using Chatbots

Tech Soup Blog

Whether they're to serve up content, answer questions, or bolster fundraising efforts, chatbots hold great promise for nonprofits and charities. And although chatbots are relatively new to the nonprofit community, some organizations are already using them in interesting and innovative ways. Here are three nonprofits that are doing just that. What Is a Chatbot, Anyway? Chatbots are clever little pieces of artificial intelligence that hold automated conversations with you.

Visionlink Welcomes New Customer: Michigan 2-1-1

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to announce its newest customer, Michigan 2-1-1. This is a network of professional centers across the state working to provide the most complete and up to date resources for individuals, households, state agencies, health care providers and many others. Working in concert, they increase the accuracy of their information, while limited costs.

3 Reasons You Should Enter the DoGooder Awards

See3

The DoGooder Awards, brought to you by See3 and our partners at NTEN and Causevox, are back! And we want you to show off your awesome DoGooder video to the world. Submissions for individuals and nonprofits are open now through February 13 for the Funny for Good, Fundraising for Good, and Best Nonprofit Video categories. Here […]. The post 3 Reasons You Should Enter the DoGooder Awards appeared first on The See3 Blog. video DoGooder Awards nonprofit video awards NTEN social cause

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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.

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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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Gen Z

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Youth belonging to Generation Z were born in and after 1998. The oldest of Gen Zs are currently entering college and finishing high school. Raised by predominantly by Gen Xers who were pummeled by the Great Recession, early research about those belonging to Gen Z indicates that they are cautious about spending money, are bargain shoppers, and more likely to save than to spend.

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