Turning Engagement into Empowerment

Connection Cafe

We also equipped our organizers with new digital tools to help them communicate with their friends quickly, to report back the campaign, and even run their own fundraising campaigns. Author: Guest Blogger. The following post is by Joshua Gee.

A Networked Fundraiser: charity:water Waterforward

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I first heard about this unique fundraiser when I interviewed charity:water’s Paull Young. There’s a category of organizations “Empowerment Through Technology” and wanted to give a big shoutout to my friends at DoSomething.Org for getting a grant! Fundraising

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising in the Real World

Idealware

To coincide with the launch of our latest resource, Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Workbook , we solicited this guest post from Nicole Lagace. Even better, anyone can start a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign for any nonprofit on razoo.com. Fundraising

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. So given that we’re in the midst of end of year fundraising season what are some of your strategies or campaigns for year end? As the Development Director how do you use EveryAction on a day to day basis in your fundraising efforts. Email and online donation forms have changed fundraising dramatically.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. João is also the executive director of ABCR , the professional association for fundraisers in Brasil and the host of the annual ABCR Festival. Empowerment.

What’s the ROI of Online Voting and Fundraising Contests?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the third and final Conversational Case Study on America’s Giving Challenge from Allison Fine and I, we pose a question rather than answer one: Is there a “special sauce” for successful participation in online fundraising contests ? Source: Extreme Foods.

Making Your First Donor Retention Calendar, Step by Step

Connection Cafe

Guest post by Mazarine Treyz, author of The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising , called one of the Top 10 books of 2010 by Beth Kanter, and author of the Networked Nonprofit. Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide , was given a 5 star review by About.com. .

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation

Everyaction

Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. This year, we’re expanding our focus on fundraising for the United Nations Foundation, which is an exciting process to be part of. No one wants to arrive on a fundraising page and have an unpleasant user experience.

Help Empower Women Rights Organizations in the Ukraine

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The project is called “ Tech2Empower ,” organized by Wake , an organization on a quest to leverage technology for women’s empowerment globally. Fundraising Training DesignA branch of my family tree is from the Ukraine.

12 Early Adopters of the.NGO and.ONG Domains

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Mission: To help eradicate extreme poverty through community development projects in urban sanitation, water filtration, health, alternative energy, and economic empowerment. Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits.

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6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

The philanthropic arm of Coca Cola has donated several million dollars to the organization in the past few years to help boost female economic empowerment in Southeast Asia. Featured Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing PlanKayla Matthews is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub.

HOW TO: Engage 5 Generations of Donors and Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. While generation Z is not yet influential on your fundraising campaigns, nonprofits that work in education, child services, and youth empowerment should be laying a foundation now for future outreach.

Great reads from around the web on September 13th

Amy Sample Ward

Like a farmer who invests love and labor day after day watching her/his fields slowly yield beautiful fruits and vegetables, community developers must tend to their community and build relationships through thoughtful interactions, valuable content, and empowerment methods. Tags: roundup bookmarks community facebook fundraising list onlinecommunity postalicious resources reviews socialmedia usergeneratedcontent

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Convio 2008 Innovator Awards - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

SocialFish

We encourage investors from all around the world to lend individually and collaboratively, via social fundraisers hosted on our platform, to micro-businesses started by India’s working poor, in fields as diverse as water, energy, sanitation and education.

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Announcing… 31 New Favorite Nonprofits for 2013!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, in 2012 I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and Asia and from those travel experiences three themes emerged that inspired the selection of this year’s nonprofits: 1) Women’s and girls empowerment; 2) Conservation of wildlife and wild lands; and 3) Access to medical care.

How One “Wishie”, A $25 Loan, and a Whole Lot of Community Gives Hope to Formerly Trafficked Women in India

SocialFish

We encourage investors from all around the world to lend individually and collaboratively, via social fundraisers hosted on our platform, to micro-businesses started by India’s working poor, in fields as diverse as water, energy, sanitation and education. Here are five stories about how our community is helping to change the world: Milaap’s Director of Global Outreach, Ami Doshi, enlisted the help of her little ones for her International Women’s Day fundraiser.

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5 Ways to Mobilize Advocates to Advance your Mission

Connection Cafe

Relationships and networking will always be central to effective fundraising and mission advancement, and for that reason I believe that mobilizing word-of-mouth through advocate marketing can be an effective strategy for nonprofits, especially in the social world we live today.

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Greater Washington Give to the Max Day Training Event

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The training event, which will be live streamed starting at 9:00 am , will feature fundraising and social media gurus Katya Andresen, Danielle Brigida, Tracy Equality Viselli, Jocelyn Harmon and more. Free Agent Fundraising

Bridging the Opportunity Divide – Empowering Youth to Imagine and Realize their Futures

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mary Mwende told us about her journey from Mombasa, Kenya, to being one of ten girls chosen for the Global Give Back Circle , a mentoring and empowerment program. Fundraising Guest PostGive for Youth micro-giving marketplace where you can support youth-focused nonprofits directly.

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How You Can Combat Employee Turnover

NonProfit Hub

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that fifty percent of chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years. Forty percent are thinking about leaving fundraising entirely. It’s important to foster an environment of empowerment. Order some pizza and have a fundraising planning night. Combating employee turnover in the nonprofit sector is tricky, and, unfortunately, it’s pretty common.

Quick Hit: Three Blogs to Expand Your Arts Nonprofit Universe

Museum 2.0

Vu is surprisingly singular for his cogent, explicit posts about cultural competency, frustrations of fundraising, and challenges of nonprofit management. What does it look like when youth invent their own arts empowerment spaces? It''s that time of year. Scrambling at work, socializing afterwards. which, if you are a torn extro/introvert like me, can involve a lot of time in the bathroom reading while everyone else is toasting the season.

Want to share your successes and ideas at Convio Summit 2009? Call for presentations.

Connection Cafe

New trends in fundraising. Constituent Empowerment. We're feeling pretty good about this year's Summit — it's shaping up to be the best one yet. We're in discussions to secure an inspirational person as our keynote speaker (stay tuned!), we've planned a networking lunch so that you can interact with your peers, and we're excited about the Expert Lab that will enable attendees to get answers to their questions about Convio products and nonprofit services.

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Causes Leaves MySpace: Should We Care?

Tech Soup Blog

Yes you can claim that anyone has the power to blog, but that's really only the people who have access to the tools and the time and the empowerment. Tags: Digital Divide Online Activism Online Fundraising Social Networking Using the Web and Internet Web 2.0

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

This event focuses on Causes , an application for supporting and fundraising for organizations by individuals, groups and even the organizations themselves. When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me!

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

This event focuses on Causes , an application for supporting and fundraising for organizations by individuals, groups and even the organizations themselves. When a friend starts a campaign, supports or fundraises for an organization or cause publicly on a social networking platform, they broadcast that action and encourage their friends to do the same. My latest post for the Stanford Social Innovation Review is up and I hope you’ll dive into the conversation with me!

How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s what I learned: Karen learned about the importance of self-care as part of her organization’s work on issues of women’s empowerment and women’s equality in Eastern Europe and Israel.

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New on SSIR: Give Permission to Peer Influence

Amy Sample Ward

When I say “give permission,&# in this post, I’m really saying that you should balance the herding and collecting of the community with the encouragement and empowerment for the community to go wherever it wants with your message or information.

Results Of The Chronicle of Philanthropy 2013 Survey on Corporate Giving

Tech Soup Blog

In the case of Microsoft, their current mission is youth empowerment. Networking effectively and trying to have in-person conversations with corporate giving people is an essential part of corporate fundraising.

Audience Demographics and the Census: Do We Have a Match?

Museum 2.0

It could be chosen for reasons related to the institution''s mission (for example, a focus on youth empowerment) or for reasons related to the market demographics (for example, a growing number of Latinos). When you look at this infographic, do you see a problem to be solved?

Creating your Amazing Moments

Connection Cafe

Your CRM system should not just be a data depository, it should be used to track your marketing and fundraising results in order to maximize donor engagement. Author: Lynn Howes.

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"2008 is going to be a challening year." To quote Yogi Berra, "It's deja vu all over again."

Connection Cafe

That was the lead sentence in an article Convio Chief Strategy Officer, Vinay Bhagat wrote for the Convio Connection newsletter last January titled, "10 Online Marketing Strtegies for Fundraising in Challenging Times." Current economic conditions, the shift towards online marketing and the trends in donor empowerment make a strong case for investing in an effective online marketing program.". "2008 is going to be a challenging year."

The Chronicle of Philanthropy 2013 Survey on Corporate Giving and Akhtar Badshah of Microsoft on How To Get Corporate Grants

Tech Soup Blog

In the case of Microsoft, their current mission is youth empowerment. Networking effectively and trying to have in-person conversations with corporate giving people is an essential part of corporate fundraising.

Why Investing in Tech Matters

Tech Soup Blog

Technology is overhead (so are rent, utilities, admin and management salaries, fundraising, accounting, HR, and all the other essentials needed to keep the lights on).

A Webinar: Measuring the Networked Nonprofit

Frogloop

She specializes in the areas of community engagement, deliberation and empowerment. She is the former managing director of DonorTrends and was a senior fundraising consultant at HJC New Media. Co-author of the Hilborn eNews (formerly Canadian Fundraising and Philanthropy) series Web Jury, and speaker at fundraising conferences, Ryann is an avid traveler, keen reader, and near-obsessive listener of music.

Awesome Sessions and Events to Supercharge Your #15NTC

Frogloop

Whether you need help gearing up to implement a new cloud software solution, you''re experimenting with mobile messaging, or reviewing your online fundraising campaigns, NTC is a great opportunity to learn from others'' experiences. Building persity, Accountability, and Empowerment into Your Organization. The Nonprofit Technology Conference holds a special place in my heart and my calendar. This year, #15NTC brings the party to Austin, TX.

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5 Supah-Cool Free Online Tools For Nonprofits

SocialFish

You can keep track of donors, notes, meetings, events, fundraising ideas, the location new bakery you want order bagels, and anything else a bulky, mostly terrible email trail can accomplish. According to the About page: Causecast offers nonprofits free distributable fundraising tools, donation processing, an extensive resource library and access to the campaigns and CSR programs of its corporate clients.

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On saints and advocates

Connection Cafe

He has argued that Mother Theresa was not primarily interested in eliminating poverty, which would have involved muscular advocacy for things like the empowerment of women. Author: Alan Cooke.

Customer Feedback in the Non-Profit Sector: Listening to Low-Income Consumers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We know that when low-income families can access other people’s consumer feedback it is both extremely useful and a source of empowerment. Already, nonprofits that have positive reviews report fundraising success with individual donors.

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5 Questions for Geoff Livingston | Nonprofit Trends with Steve.

NonProfit Trends

It gets into some real finite looks at strategy, too, and types of approaches that work, including participation, serving great content, top down influencer approaches and empowerment techniques like crowdsourcing.

Your Tweet Can Leverage A 10 Cent Donation to Care March 2-5th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been on Twitter since almost the beginning and have watched charitable giving and fundraising go from the edge to mainstream. I support empowerment of women worldwide with this tweet.

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Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France to attend the 5ème conférence de fundraising pour le secteur culturel (5th conference on fundraising for the cultural sector) put on by the Association Française des Fundraisers (French Association of Fundraisers). As the development director at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), which celebrates the music of every country in the world, my team has a platform to fundraise internationally.

Taking Your Professional Development Global!

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Maureen O''Brien Development Director Musical Instrument Museum I recently had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France to attend the 5ème conférence de fundraising pour le secteur culturel (5th conference on fundraising for the cultural sector) put on by the Association Française des Fundraisers (French Association of Fundraisers). led by Anne-Christine Robine from international fundraising and communications agency Faircom International.