2017

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.

New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails?

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5 Women Change Agents Who Have Taken the Nonprofit Route

VolunteerMark

‘A women is a full circle.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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."

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.

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.

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.

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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.

How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

Wild Apricot

New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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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%.

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Start With Why: How to Improve your Nonprofit Messaging

NonProfit Hub

For nonprofits to be successful at generating money from both fundraising and earned income, they have to be able to communicate effectively. The best way to do it is to start with why you’re doing what you’re doing, not how or what you’re doing or selling.

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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!)

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster. My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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

Wild Apricot

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.

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.

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.

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How to Make Donors Feel So Awesome, They Can’t Help but Give More to Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

It’s easy to get complacent about your donors. You spend so much time cultivating new prospects and building relationships that once someone makes a gift, you tend to mark them off the list and move on to the next prospect.

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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.

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.

7 Questions on Marketing Automation for Nonprofits

EveryAction

This post was originally featured on The Campaign Workshop blog and has been reposted with permission. I recently sat down with the good folks at The Campaign Workshop and chatted about marketing automation for nonprofits.

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.

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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).

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.

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