Ready to Respond: Real-Time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU

Connection Cafe

Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24,164,691 from 356,306 online donations. To put this surge of donations into perspective, the ACLU raised a typically raises $4M in online giving annually.

Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News

Connection Cafe

Let’s look at ways to make your event stand out from the crowd and grab some headlines. Walk into a coffee shop in any size town, and you will see a bulletin board chock-a-block with posters for charity walks, runs, and similar events.

Upworthy Type Headlines: To Like or Dislike?

Frogloop

Upworthy, a site that focuses on curating social cause related videos and content has been receiving a lot of media attention for changing how bloggers write headlines. Has your organization tested Upworthy like subject lines or headlines?

New Pew Internet survey sheds insights on location-based services - National U.S. Headlines | Examiner.com

AFP Blog

Headlines | Examiner.com : The continuing influence of digital technology has spurred new practices when it comes to using smartphones. New Pew Internet survey sheds insights on location-based services - National U.S. A new survey published Thursday by the Pew Research Center''s Internet and American Life Project revealed a gradual rise in the use of local services in the United States along with the increasing adoption of smartphones

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio

AFP Blog

Disaster Relief Of A Different Kind - West Virginia Headline News and Talk Radio : Seventeen West Virginia Office of Technology employees are working long hours in Louisiana lending an IT helping hand following what Hurricane Isaac left behind. The workers volunteered for the service and state Chief Technology Officer Gale Given says they've been busy since they arrived. They are helping intake centers distribute food stamp cards," she said.

WATCH: It's Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This 'Nickelback' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral

AFP Blog

His charity project—listening to Nickelback, for a week straight—is making international headlines. WATCH: It''s Not the Ice Bucket Challenge, but This ''Nickelback'' Charity Fundraiser Is Going Viral : "When Relevant''s Jesse Carey wants to give back, he doesn''t do it halfway. The project, "the ultimate test of human endurance," is two-fold, Carey says in the podcast. " ''via Blog this

The Bitchun Society has arrived! | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

10.02.06 | 97 3 Comments [link] The+Bitchun+Society+has+arrived%21 2006-10-03+04%3A58%3A12 Allan+Benamer Those of you who have read Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom will know what the headline is talking about but for the uninitiated here’s a quick recap: The world has finally arrived in a postscarcity economy where everyone’s basic needs are met.

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch

AFP Blog

Donors’ Pledges to Reconstruct Haiti Come up Empty | UN Dispatch : "Back in March 2010, when the devastating earthquake in Haiti was still making headline news, UN member states pledged over $9 billion for Haiti’s reconstruction – including $5.3 billion for 2010-2011

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Gowalla Turns the Tables, Integrates With Foursquare

AFP Blog

Gowalla Turns the Tables, Integrates With Foursquare: "t is the company’s decision to integrate Gowalla with Foursquare (foursquare), its rival in geolocation, that will capture all of the headlines, though. The Foursquare integration has two key components. First, Gowalla now lets you broadcast your checkins on not only its app, but Twitter (Twitter), Tumblr (Tumblr), Facebook Places and

CNN Rumored to Buy Mashable for $200 Million

AFP Blog

A ‘little bird’ apparently informed Reuters reporter Felix Salmon that CNN is buying Mashable, a blog that covers social media-related news, a lot of lists about anything from the funniest cat videos of the day to the most pinteresting Pinterest pinboard of the hour and whatnot, often with the CAPS Lock key turned on for the headlines, for “upwards of $200 million CNN Rumored to Buy Mashable for $200 Million : Well, well, well.

Less is More: The Dos and Don’ts of Facebook Advertising

Byte Technology

For instance, hitting older age groups with an intense hard-sell headline accompanied by a fast-and-loud video won’t likely get you very far. Likewise presenting Gen x-ers with a too tame headline won’t hold their attention, and it’s unlikely you’ll see such efforts translate to sales.

Articles That Work in Nonprofit E-Newsletters | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit

AFP Blog

You've bolded this solo headline and played with italics. Articles That Work in Nonprofit E-Newsletters | Network for Good Learning Center - Learn how to raise money online for your nonprofit: "That blinking cursor on your screen is taunting you. You've set a deadline to send out this week's (month's/quarter's) e-newsletter, but you haven't progressed past 'Summer Newsletter.' It's blue. green

Is Your Website Turning Away Donors? | Inspiring Generosity

AFP Blog

The headline of the results, published on July 18, 2013, caught my eye. Is Your Website Turning Away Donors? Inspiring Generosity : Recently, Philanthropy.com published a survey of millennials who were asked to respond to different nonprofit websites. It reads, “75% of Young Donors Turned Off By Out-of-Date Web Sites.” The survey involved 2,600 people born between the years 1979-1994.

New database will show how charity money is spent | Philanthropy Impact

AFP Blog

It will give headline income and expenditure and show how charities with an income of over 500,000 allocate their revenue across fundraising and governance, charitable activities and reserves. New database will show how charity money is spent | Philanthropy Impact : The database will consist of information from the annual returns sent to the Charity Commission from charities in England and Wales.

Is SEO Dying, Or Do You Just Need to Revitalize Your Content?

Frogloop

Headlines are everything. It''s true, a headline can make or break whether someone will click through to read your content. One way to come up with great headlines is to brainstorm several headlines at once. SEO certainly has its critics. Some call it snake oil.

Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime

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Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Twitter crowdsourced China earthquake in realtime: "While the mainstream media scrambled to put up their “breaking news” headlines Robert Scoble alias Scobleizer, was early to tweet the news. Quickly there were live radio interviews, pictures, google maps, videos all being sent in real-time, says VentureBeat.". NPTwitter NPDisasterRelief NPtech

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival

AFP Blog

Take a few minutes and read through the headlines that stand Nonprofit Blog Carnival: "I am hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival (last month’s carnival). I was amazed at what a great response we had this month. Thank you all for your incredible submissions. Because we had so many submissions I’ve taken a few of my favorites to tell you about and included a listing of the others below.

Will Google Buzz Go the Way of Facebook Beacon? | Technomix | Fast Company

AFP Blog

Technomix | Fast Company: "Whether you like it or loathe it, Google's new Buzz social sharing system has hit the headlines in a particularly catastrophic way over and over in the week since its launch. Will Google Buzz Go the Way of Facebook Beacon? Though Google has moved to adjust some of the issues, some of the damage is already done. Google's usual trick of data-mining and automating some

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Each headline and subsequent sub-headlines should lead the reader to the conclusion you are trying to make. Write A Headline That People Want To Click. I tend to brainstorm headline ideas as I write and make adjustments up to the moment I hit publish.

Understanding the Rage-Donation: How to Engage Beyond the Episodic Gift

Connection Cafe

Episodic donors give to nonprofits in response to disasters and tragic events, viral campaigns, and in reaction to the latest headlines. Today’s headlines, timelines, and tweets are causing supporters to respond in record numbers for a variety of different nonprofit organizations.

RSS is really your friend

NCE Social Media

RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (from Wikipedia ). RSS - Really Simple Syndication, can be a great time saver. Ideaware has an outstanding article on how to harness RSS to benefit your information needs. I would recommend reading it. Please share how you would use it with your agency in our comments section.

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Why Well Designed Landing Pages Are a Must

NonProfit Hub

You also want to have a strong headline that complements the anchor text that got them there. For example, if someone clicked on a link in an email that said, “Register for XYZ event,” then the headline on the landing page should reflect that anchor text.

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

SocialFish

Behold: There will be an eight hour, live webathon from 9am to 5pm EST featuring some outstanding speakers and community manager panels, headlined by Jeremiah Owyang, the founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day. Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day?

5 Must Haves for Every Good Blog Post

SocialFish

Engaging Title/Headline. Headline hacking’ and ‘link bait’ are just a couple of the terms used to describe the art of crafting an intriguing headline. A good headline should include a few elements to make them really juicy: 1. bold headlines.

OMG! You Won’t Believe What Facebook Just Did To Click Bait!

John Haydon

In their News Feed FYI , Facebook says that people prefer headlines that help them decide if they want to read the article before they click. The Takeaway: Write headlines that clearly tell people what they’ll get after they click.

Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One communications director shared that she scans the headlines every morning and only goes deep into stories that are relevant to their communications strategy and limits her time. In the last few weeks, we have been pummeled with disturbing headlines about the current events.

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5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

Connection Cafe

It made for interesting tweets and blog post headlines about online giving trends, but it wasn’t very useful. I have a confession to make. I used to believe that online average gift size was a vanity metric.

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Back to Basics: 5 Essentials Steps to Email Marketing

NonProfit Hub

Pay Attention to Your Subject Line and Headline. If readers open the email, the headline will make a large difference in whether they read the entire email or not. On average, 8 out of 10 people will read headline copy , but only 2 out of 10 will read the rest.

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Creating a Natural Conversation on Your Donation Landing Pages

NonProfit Hub

They have a good headline at the top of the page, and they use a three-column layout that mirrors their branding throughout the site. The “above the fold” idea was originally created for traditional newspapers so that a folded paper on a newsstand would still display the daily headlines.

This Week in Video News

See What's Out There

Here are some of our favorite headlines from this week. August 15, 2014 There's a lot happening in video. Andreessen Horowitz Announces $50 Million Investment In BuzzFeed Legendary investor Andreesen Horowitz put a lot of his eggs in the Buzzfeed basket early this week. This puts Buzzfeed's value at $850 million. A big chunk of […].

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How Medium Can Help Your Nonprofit Tell Its Story

Frogloop

Not hits, not sexy headlines. No, we’re not suggesting your nonprofit goes to a medium to get a glimpse of your successful future, we’re encouraging you to check out the ever-growing social blogging platform, Medium, founded by Ev Williams, who is also the co-founder of Twitter.

#CMAD is coming up soon!!!

SocialFish

Behold: There will be an eight hour, live webathon from 9am to 5pm EST featuring some outstanding speakers and community manager panels, headlined by Jeremiah Owyang , the founder of Community Manager Appreciation Day. REMINDER.

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

SocialFish

This easy-to-use tool can be used for researching influence background on corporate correspondence, adding context to newspaper headlines or discovering who is behind political fundraising solicitations. Subtitled, Reason no. 637,278 why you should switch to Gmail.

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How to Plan the Fall Fundraiser Everyone Will Be Talking About

Connection Cafe

Make headlines and use social media to generate buzz. Here are two other great resources to help you make headline news: Five Ways to Ensure Your Event Makes Headline News.

Making Data Engaging: Designing The Nation's Report Card (Part 1)

Influence

In early November, you might have seen headlines such as this one, from the Washington Post: “ U.S. In early November last year, the news headlines were bursting with news about the 2013 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) assessments for mathematics and reading, and how for the first time ever this exciting data was available to all through a new set of engaging and interactive charts.

3 SEO Strategies To Increase Your Nonprofit’s Online Reach

TechImpact

Your keywords should be evenly distributed between your content and your headlines to make the biggest impact online. Image courtesy of Vudu Marketing. Your nonprofit is only as successful as its reach, and in today’s internet focused marketplace your reach is driven by your online presence.

The Art of Less As More: Micro Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The e-book also points out that headlines may be the most basic type of micro-content, and have been a part of print publications for decades – think newspaper headlines. Visual.ly has published this really useful and free e-book on Micro Content.

Blog Tips to Boost Your Web Traffic

Frogloop

Utilize bullets, short paragraphs, and bolded headlines to make the blog posts scannable. Headlines – Use short, catchy headlines that summarize blog posts. Did you know that there are over 156 million public blogs, according to Wikipedia.

RSS Side Links & Blogger

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How can you stream and RSS as headline links down your sidebar in blogger? If you want to have a stream a RSS feed as headlines on your side bar in blogger, after you create the javascript, where do you put in the template This is one of those stupd questions one that reveals your own stupidity. Since questions are your best teachers. I posted it here. I know how to do this in typepad, but not blogger.

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5 Ways to Thrive in the Trust Crisis

Connection Cafe

In 2017, the headline from their Trust Barometer was “Trust has Imploded!” For the last 18 years, Edelman, the big PR firm, has done a world-wide survey of how much people trust government, media, nonprofits and business.