Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

The 2017 M&R Nonprofit Benchmark Study found that for every 1000 email subscribers, organizations can expect to have 39 Instagram followers, and that orgs experienced on average a 101% Instagram follower growth in 2016.

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

In the days following the rescue, our Communications and Philanthropy teams continued to keep our online community engaged in this developing story by posting a perfect mix of web updates, fundraising email appeals, and live streams on social media.

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Personal Stories – Arts Orgs Need Not Apply?

Connection Cafe

A few simple questions can help you craft a quick blurb for your site or an email that the mother can tweak and send: How did the class help you? Remember that blurb and email I mentioned in step 1? This is a guest post from Anah McRae, Manager of Customer Support for Altru at Blackbaud. According to the blog justgiving.com there are 5 key motivators for giving: to support a particular organization, because we are inspired by other’s stories, to support a cause, to feel good, and.

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The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

Connection Cafe

While the majority of nonprofits are using the cloud for common tasks like email, only about 15% are using cloud-based accounting and fundraising solutions. The emergence of cloud technology has changed the way people around the world work, communicate, share information, and support causes.

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LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?

SocialFish

Groups Highlights and Email Digests. Per LinkedIn, “We’ve created a digest of the most popular and recent conversations to cut down on emails from your groups and help you follow the most interesting conversations.”. How have the changes impacted your org’s LinkedIn group?

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Does your org do advocacy work? You may need this.

SocialFish

Inbox Influence is a new tool from the Sunlight Foundation that allows you to see the political contributions of the people and organizations that are mentioned in emails you receive. Subtitled, Reason no. 637,278 why you should switch to Gmail.

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Six Steps to Create Marketing Personas for Your Org

Idealware

This post by John Haydon first appeared on the Razoo blog , and John was kind enough to let us reprint it. You can find more interesting and educational posts from John and other guest bloggers on the site.

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Orgs with email list of under 10,000 grew online revenue by 26% YEAH!

Network-Centric Advocacy

The average online gift was $80.81, the online revenue per usable email address in 2009 was $11.68. Organizations with fewer than 10,000 email addresses on file grew online revenue by 26 percent, and gifts by 32 percent. Email files continued to grow strongly. The total email file grew 27 percent in 2009 to 39,100 constituents. The open rate for email fundraising appeals was 19%. Great service from Convio for sharing this summary and Michael Stein for his work.

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Seven Ways to Get More From Your Nonprofit’s Email Marketing Strategy

SocialFish

Like social media, email marketing is where you nurture constituent relationships. Seven Ways to Get More Results From Email Marketing. Make it easy with a sharing action in a follow-up email, or on the confirmation page once they subscribe. Content Strategy email marketing

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Facebook Pages now allows nonprofits to leverage email databases

John Haydon

Facebook Page owners can now send up to 5,000 email invitations to become a fan or their Page with a new marketing feature called “Tell your Fans”. This feature is only available for newer Pages, and is perfect for organizations who have built up a large email list over months and years.

Tech Across Your Org: Sharing a Cause and Data Across Multiple Orgs

NTEN

Blue” orgs get a small fraction of environment funding. [Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Read the complete issue on "Collaboration" when you subscribe to the journal for free! ]

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Seven Ways to Get More From Your Email Marketing Strategy

John Haydon

Like social media, email marketing is where you nurture constituent relationships. Seven Ways to Get More Results From Email Marketing. Make it easy with a sharing action in a follow-up email, or on the confirmation page once they subscribe. Warning: This is a super long post.

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How to Use Your Facebook Page to Build Your Nonprofit Email List

John Haydon

For many nonprofits, email is the bridge that Facebook fans frequently walk across on their way to becoming a donor , simply because it’s more private and less distracting than Facebook. No one gets their rocks off from joining your email list. Only Ask for Name and Email.

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Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

NTEN

These donor-centric emails speak to the impact that one person — specifically, the reader — can have: "Earlier today, I was with President Obama as he signed the repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' into law. Colin served as Senior Email Campaigner for Advocacy and Elections at Organizing for America (OFA) during the health reform fight, writing for President Obama and helping to integrate online, field, press, and fundraising efforts into one national advocacy campaign.

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Upcoming Webinar November 7: Leverage Data for Mission-Driven Orgs

Tech Soup Blog

from web traffic, email newsletters, donors, volunteers, and other. spreadsheets, Googe Docs, email services, online channels, and more? Does your organization collect data. channels? Is it collected in a variety of places, like Excel. How can you bring all of that data together in one place to serve your. organization's needs? This free webinar will help you find solutions and learn from another organization. Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, November 7 at 11 a.m.

Why collecting email addresses on your Facebook Page won’t work

John Haydon

One use of Static FBML is to create a email capture form on your Facebook Page. But why would a Facebook fan join your email list if they’ve already “liked&# your Page? And one of these goals probably includes email acquisition.

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How To Track Everyone Who's Anyone To You: Is A Single Database Right for Your Org?

NTEN

By Laura Quinn, Idealware Since most organizations don’t track just one type of constituent, the idea of a single database for all of them—donors, volunteers, clients, email subscribers, advocates and everyone else—is something of a holy grail.

2011 NTC Preview: 6 Steps to Refocus Your Small Org Tech Strategy

NTEN

Small orgs work quickly, but often times that acceleration lacks direction. Leverage the SMALL ORG ADVANTAGE by looking for donated or discounted licenses. Refocus on moving your mission forward Refocus the time you spent fighting fires, rebooting the email server, installing patches, and editing registries to using the mission critical technology better. You can learn more at my session at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , " Small Org Doesn't Equal Small Tech ".

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How to Target Your Donors or Email Subscribers with Facebook Ads

John Haydon

Previously only available for Facebook’s biggest customers, this feature allows you to target users by email, phone number or Facebook ID (watch the video below for more on how this works). How would your org target supporters on Facebook.

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New Gmail Tabs and Nonprofits: Don’t Panic, Don’t Assume the Worst and Keep an Eye On It

Connection Cafe

Orgs 1 and 2 saw their Gmail open rates increase, with Org 1 getting a corresponding lift in click-through rates. Org 3 saw what we expect is most typical: that your Gmail audience will trend the same direction as your overall file. Orgs 4 and 5 saw a bit more variance.

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How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds

NTEN

In our experience, there are five administrative processes that provide the greatest return on time and investment when considering a cloud computing solution: Accounting, Database, Email, Web Site and Telephony. Some of these recommended solutions include QuickBooks online (accounting), Salesforce.com/Common Ground (database/CMS), Google Apps (email), Dreamhost (website server), Ring Central/Skype (Telephony). Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting.

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How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds

NTEN

In our experience, there are five administrative processes that provide the greatest return on time and investment when considering a cloud computing solution: Accounting, Database, Email, Web Site and Telephony. Some of these recommended solutions include QuickBooks online (accounting), Salesforce.com/Common Ground (database/CMS), Google Apps (email), Dreamhost (website server), Ring Central/Skype (Telephony). Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting.

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Religious Organizations Are Now Eligible for Microsoft Donations at TechSoup

Tech Soup Blog

Available directly to qualifying organizations through Microsoft, Office 365 provides you and your staff with web-based access to Office applications, plus professional email, calendar, video conferencing, and access to your documents from anywhere. Good news!

What are your org’s New Year’s resolutions?

Beaconfire Wire

In the nonprofit online fundraising world, the end of the year means a brief respite from the days of frenetically paced emails, calculus-level equations to determine segmented content targeting, and new, specially designed holiday landing pages and donation forms. It’s official, 2008 is over. The ball has dropped, presents have been unwrapped, and yesterday we inaugurated a new president.

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Are Nonprofits Flunking Email Marketing 101?

Frogloop

A new survey of 38 top nonprofits by Care2 reveals that many of these well known organizations are essentially flunking “Email Marketing 101.&# Perhaps the most damning statistic is that, on average, nonprofits are taking eight whole days to email a response to someone who signs up for their email list. Yet another key finding was that most nonprofits don’t display email signup and registration opportunities prominently or particularly effectively on their sites.

Online Marketing Strategy Starts With a Map

NetWits

Such public spaces are where your neighbors natively spend time, like email, social media sites, and texting. My org rocks at multi-channel campaigning! Do you ever feel like you’re approaching your digital marketing without a map? Welcome. Settle in and stay awhile.

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Create a Welcome Series for New Supporters in 3 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

It’s a series of emails automatically sent to new subscribers, donors, etc. Imagine that’s what your new subscribers feel like if they are thrown into your regular email flow. Your appeal email messages may not make sense to a brand new subscriber.

Punching Up Your Action Alerts and Online Fundraising Appeals - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

Another aspect I liked about Moms Rising online series is they utilized social networking to spread their message in their thank you email. Often I find with orgs that I work with, someone will send an email to their "all staff" email list that says basically: "OMG!

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Are You Sending an E-Card to Mom or Dad This Holiday?

Tech Soup Blog

According to a Pew Internet report in mid-2012, over half of American adults older than 65 are using the Internet and email, and about a third of them are using social networking sites like Facebook as well. Security symantec digital inclusion tssymantec digital literacy tscommunity org

Does Your Org Have a Social Network? Tell Us About It.

NTEN

If you have any questions or comments about the survey, please email Rachel Weidinger. Flickr Photo: Luc Legay You use social networks at work, right? It's okay to admit it. In fact, we want you to tell us all about it in a survey about social network use by nonprofits that we're running with Common Knowledge and ThePort. > > Take the Survey ! It should only take you about 5 minutes to complete the survey and contribute to the nonprofit tech community knowledgebase. (It

Is End of Year Fundraising Really A Myth?

Connection Cafe

Schools are calling, emailing, and mailing as much or more during this time just as other organizations are stressing end of year giving. I think the reason there is a spike [in online giving] is because that is when non-profits feel it is OK to mail/email the heck out of their files.

New Survey by Care2 Reveals that Nonprofits are Flunking “Email Marketing 101"

Frogloop

A new survey of 38 top nonprofits by Care2 reveals that many of these well known organizations are essentially flunking “Email Marketing 101.&# Perhaps the most damning statistic is that, on average, nonprofits are taking eight whole days to email a response to someone who signs up for their email list. Yet another key finding was that most nonprofits don’t display email signup and registration opportunities prominently or particularly effectively on their sites.

The Email Fundraiser’s Toolkit: A 5-week Course to Create Your Strategy

NTEN

That's why we're about to offer " The Email Fundraiser's Toolkit ", covering storytelling, subject lines, list building, the best tools for the job, ROI – pretty much everything your organization needs to make your campaign a success. Ah, Fall is nearly upon us.

Smartphone Follies | Idealware

Idealware

Skip to Main Content Area Helping Nonprofits Make Smart Software Decisions Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Topics Reports Articles Online Training Blog Custom Resources Donate About Smartphone Follies By Peter Campbell , September 18, 2008 If you man the support desk, or are the accidental techie for an org of ten or more people, chances are that you get a lot of questions about smartphones. It all boils down to email.

NetCentric Advocacy: F u t u r e M e. o r g: Send yourself a Wake Up! Call. (Like Vote! )

Network-Centric Advocacy

However, You gotta love a good email reminder. FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than emails. However, You gotta love a good email reminder. FutureMe.org is based on the principle that memories are less accurate than emails. NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity.

Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

Connection Cafe

Email: Build your list effectively and use performance data to adjust accordingly. From the report: 63% of orgs regularly send emails. Based on that statistic from the report, there’s a good chance your organization is already sending emails to donors in some capacity.

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gokubi.com

gokubi.com

Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Cogmap: wikified Org Charts and why you should care Cogmap: wikified Org Charts and why you should care Last Updated on Saturday, 25 November 2006 01:39 Written by Steve Saturday, 25 November 2006 01:28 Cogmap is a weird new service, but is worth examining.

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Great reads from around the web on May 24th

Amy Sample Ward

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says | NTEN – "Don't count on a personal story to transform your fundraising appeal. " roundup augmentedreality bookmarks casestudy challenges competitions crisis email emergency fundraising lessonslearned list marketing mobile postalicious qrcodes resources socialmedia storytelling strategyI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day.

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Workplace Giving Data Problems Just Got Worse

3rd Sector Labs

Step 3: Internally, charities need to re-org and re-focus to address the changes. Second , recognize that the data you want from corporate partners and their programs is no longer limited to traditional workplace giving data – name, address, email, amount of gift, date of gift.

Congratulations to our Clients! | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot? t know what criteria they used to select the list of orgs they say have ??web

Seniors Learn to Use Tablets in Georgia — TechSoup Local Impact Map Profile

Tech Soup Blog

It features senior-friendly technology that I had never heard about like the HP Presto Printing Mailbox, which receives email without a computer. This printer allows approved people to send emails (with photos) and it will print automatically. Is back to school just for kids?

Data drives better digital marketing for nonprofits

3rd Sector Labs

Here are examples of Tweets from orgs that didn’t include outcome data. I also included two Tweets from orgs that did use outcome data. Direct mail might be a primary channel for established donors, but emails and your website might prevail for newer or younger donors.

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Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

I’ve seen Giving Tuesday campaigns as simple as an email letting supporters know that ‘today is the day’ to strategic campaigns that mobilized an entire city or generated 1K donations in the first 49 minutes. Email sends. Prepare Your Giving Tuesday Email.