Helping Nonprofits Helps You

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Helping a nonprofit company is beneficial in more ways than merely boosting business; it shows a dedication to helping causes and people less fortunate than ourselves. It shows a willingness to help the community in which you live in, and gives you a face out of a crowd of businesses.

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8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

And we’re always on the lookout for new tools to help us keep websites in tip-top shape—whether it’s for a scheduled tune-up or major maintenance. Here’s a roundup of a few of the best resources to help manage your nonprofit website: Down for Everyone, or Just Me? .

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6 Enewsletter Ideas to Help Retain Donors

NetWits

The right type of enewsletter content can help strengthen donor relationships. While nonprofits are challenged with retaining donors, one overlooked cultivation tool may be the enewsletter.

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Join Me: Help Good Take Over

Connection Cafe

I strive to help others join in. It became clear that we did understand that success could be had by helping the world, not dominating it. It’s a place that believes in good and helping good take over. Help good take over. Good is a huge part of my world. Seriously.

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

How have our employees helped local charities where they live and work do more? Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization.

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4 Ways Data and Analytics Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Positive ROI

Connection Cafe

One of the core reasons I love data analytics in the world of fundraising is that it can drive us to achieve positive ROI and help us to determine an appropriate return on investment for our organization.

What 5 Factors Help Predict A Future Donors’ Giving?

TechImpact

Considering a study done of $5 billion given to 400 nonprofit organizations, these are the 5 factors that can help your nonprofit predict which donors will be giving to your nonprofit. The post What 5 Factors Help Predict A Future Donors’ Giving? Image courtesy of Nonprofit Information.

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Help Desk or Service Desk?

NTEN

help desk service desk Strategy tech leadership IT Staff Steve Heye. Manager of Technology. The Cara Program. Dear fellow IT staff: Don't just demand a seat at the planning table; earn it. Making technology a priority is yesterday’s issue—everyone seems to understand it is important.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

Connection Cafe

So, consider the ways social media can help you get the attention of elected officials.

Ways We Can All Help Advance Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment

Connection Cafe

What actions can we, as individuals, take to help advance the empowerment of women & girls? . We can offer our help. And we can commit to support others on their respective journeys, and gratefully accept help on ours!

4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology

TechImpact

The post 4 Strategies To Help Assess Your Nonprofit’s Technology appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. With the amount of new and innovative technology that is surfacing every day, assessing your nonprofit’s technology should be a daily process. While every nonprofit wants to cause change in some way, every nonprofit is different. Each with a unique goal, different needs, and all conduct daily operations in a different way. As a result […].

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

Connection Cafe

How Facebook live helped keep their audience engaged (and raise $100K). 9 tips to help your nonprofit be successful with Facebook Live video streaming.

8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

Connection Cafe

I hope you find them helpful on your journey. Think beyond nonprofit borders , ensuring you have all the people at the table who can really help you accomplish your objectives. I celebrated a big anniversary recently (25 years as a professional serving at the same company).

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Below are a few techniques and processes that your team can use to help your organization practice cross departmental collaboration and learn how to begin to work towards building a culture of philanthropy throughout your organization. The ideas above will help you get started on your way.

Help Us Promote Community Manager Appreciation Day January 23

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Can you help us promote Community Manager Appreciation Day? And between now and January 24, we need your help to spread the word !! Here is the promo kit , chock full of sample Tweets, Facebook posts, and a longer form blog post that you can use to help us get the word out.

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

Connection Cafe

Together, these three steps can help the entire social economy better benefit from the massive potential and power of individual change agents—through cause-oriented organizations, CSR, and every combination in between.

The 5 Factors That Helps Predict Future Donors’ Giving

TechImpact

Considering a study done of $5 billion given to 400 nonprofit organizations, these are the 5 factors that can help your nonprofit predict which donors will be giving to your nonprofit. Image courtesy of The Fundraising Authority.

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Boulder-Based Company Creates Software to Help Haitian Children

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#Buypens – Social Media and Crowdfunding Helps Syrian Refugee

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, when this viral fundraising campaign – #BuyPens – to help Syrian refugee came across my radar, it immediately caught my attention. He didn’t stop there – he wanted to help this refugee.

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Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The workshop used design-thinking based on Luma methodology to help participants develop a communications strategy for measuring impact. The process took participants through an assessment of the problems facing them, collective brainstorming, and prototyping. Help!

Is social media helping you meet your mission? It can!

Amy Sample Ward

I was presenting on the way we can identify metrics in social media that help us reach our mission and how to use those metrics strategically. Most strategic plans include program area or service area specifics and you can use those to help frame why you use social media.

Share The Love: Grateful Patients Can Help Your Institution

Connection Cafe

With a little planning, some due diligence, and helping hands, you can create your own Grateful Patient Program and help link your loving patients with your caring institution. Today’s healthcare organizations continue to serve a growing population.

Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You

NonProfit Hub

Help your board help you. Healey warns that filling seats with “warm bodies” for the sake of reaching a magic number instead of recruiting those who are invested in your mission will help your organization navigate the rough waters if ethical disasters arise. The post Field Notes from an Executive Director: Help Your Board Help You appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Helping Your Board Collaborate

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Helping your organization's board find better ways to connect and collaborate is a worthwhile endeavor. Online tools can help. Kyle Henri Andrei. Senior Researcher. Idealware. A nonprofit’s board of directors requires a lot of collaboration—with other board members, committee members, and organizational staff. That collaborative work requires the ability to review, comment on, and even vote on an enormous amount of material.

Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

NonProfit Hub

Donors need to know they are helping the organization make a difference,” Green said. The post Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships? Nonprofit communication is a concept that is both difficult to define and implement.

Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Or, if your nonprofit is already a member of the GlobalGiving community, you’re eligible for a grant of up to $2,000 to help you experiment with feedback tools!) Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!) – Guest Post by Alison Carlman.

How Outsourcing Your Data Services Can Help Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

The post How Outsourcing Your Data Services Can Help Your Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. There’s often some hesitance when your non-profit considers outsourcing data services. Whether it’s cost concerns, time constraints or reluctance to trust an outside party with such a critical service, it’s understandable for your organization consider all of your options before outsourcing.

How Online Fundraising, Gamification and Social Media Helped Raise over $2 Million Dollars in One Day

NetWits

Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington helped prove the point that, if used effectively, social media can, in fact, product real results resulting in an ROI that any nonprofit would be proud of. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life.

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Tools to Help Grow Your Social Media Audience

NonProfit Hub

If you have a nonprofit that helps animals, for example, this will help put you in front of people that follow other animal nonprofits. Buffer helps you schedule your Twitter content in advance. Also, use small test jobs at first to help you hire smart.

How Your Nonprofit’s e-Newsletter Can Help Retain Donors

TechImpact

Here are 6 ideas to help you get started retaining donors, and increasing your donations quickly and easily. The post How Your Nonprofit’s e-Newsletter Can Help Retain Donors appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of 2click.

Calling All #Millennials! Help Us Change The Conversation

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Will you join us for #MillennialChat on Thursday 5/28 at 11 am EST? Jamie Notter and I have been invited to join #MillennialChat, a Twitter chat which brings together young folks to discuss millennial issues.

#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Zawadi shared her most recent crowdfunding campaign, probably one of the most successful in Kenya, raising over $71,000 in a couple of days, to help a 24 year old brain cancer patient Emmanuel Otieno (pictured above and known as Jadudi) to get surgery in India.

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[Help spread the word!] SocialFish Job Board is Live!

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UPDATE . We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time: Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. So excited to announce that our job board is now live!!!!

3 Tools and 5 Tips To Help Your Employees Master Social Employee Advocacy

SocialFish

Employee advocacy can help relieve them – all it takes is 5 minutes of your employees’ time. The tool also provides analytics to help track your progress. Set rules for them and help them clear all their doubts. What is Employee Advocacy?

Helping Orphaned and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

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Learn more about Jacky and the problem in Haiti that Timoun will help address in this article from the Huffington Post: Family Reunited With Son Forced Into Child Slavery After HaitiEarthquake Tore Them Apart. Jacky was only 8 years old in 2010, when he was separated from his mother after the 2010 earthquake and forced into child slavery.

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Hurricane Sandy: How to Help

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I also wanted to share Cynthia Samuels, (who runs the Care2 Cause Channel) terrific compilation of resources on how folks can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Facebook Global Disaster Relief page : all kinds of information and helping opportunities.

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

Connection Cafe

Personas will help you identify how to communicate with each segment of your audience. You and I both know that donor engagement is a key element to a solid fundraising strategy. Want to better engage your supporters? Use automation!

5 Strategies To Help Implement Technology In Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

In this article, we will explore 5 strategies, posted originally at HCareers , to help you cope with the stresses, unknowns and potential problems when acquiring and implementing new technology. Image courtesy of Maloney Properties, Inc.

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Helpful is Teaching Nonprofits How to Fish? Flickr Photo by Minarae. Note from Beth: I was thrilled that Paul Connolly agreed to write a guest post sharing some of the public learning taking place through the OE Goldmine Project on the Packard Foundation OE Wiki.

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5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

program, a group consulting service that helps nonprofit organizations deepen constituent engagement and accelerate online fundraising. Here are five ideas for bringing it all together to help drive new constituent acquisition. Andrew Shoaff manages Blackbaud’s Essentials with Go!