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

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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.

6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

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As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns. It Helps Build Local Community Groups and Chapters.

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

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Want to better engage your supporters? By utilizing automated nurture campaigns as part of your marketing strategy, you can keep your supporters engaged all year round. You’ll ensure that your supporters are not receiving too many or too few emails from your organization.

Three Things Nonprofits Must Start Doing to Cultivate Supporters

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It’s time to accept the reality that donors aren’t going to come to us; we have to go to the effort of meeting them where they are and then helping them progress—at their own pace—along our continuum.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

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We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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

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What actions can we, as individuals, take to help advance the empowerment of women & girls? . We can identify and support organizations whose work addresses challenges women and girls face uniquely because of their gender. The support need not be financial.

3 Easy Ways to Amplify Your Welcome Series for New Supporters

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Use your welcome series as an opportunity to educate that new constituent about your organization’s mission and convert that one-time donor into a long-term supporter of your cause. That’s where Firefly can help!

How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

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What is different for those people that our grants support?” 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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New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening

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New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening Guest Post By Roz Lemieux. Whether the debate surrounds a keyword, organization or issue, understanding the dialogue can help you engage the people driving the conversation.

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Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support

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Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support Guest Post. by Dorie Wallace Vice President, Customer Support, Blackbaud. But until that happens, our support team wants every interaction to delight customers through friendly service and proactive problem-solving.

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

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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).

3 Unique Strategies To Thank Your Supporters On Social Media


Your nonporift’s supporters are potentially the most integral part of your entire nonprofit. For example, if you receive a particularly large donation, or a follower on your social media is constantly interacting with your Twitter feed, you should take the time to thank them for their support.

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


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.

Supporting Artists With Disabilities

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Bookshare helps people who cannot read standard text participate in the world of ideas. This recent holiday season, Benetech began supporting an innovative organization that helps people with disabilities develop their creative abilities and become working artists.

How Blood Banks Use SMS to Raise Support and Help Save Lives

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One such example of this is Sweden’s blood banks, which use text messaging to inform donors when their donation helps save a life. In order to respond to this challenge, Sweden’s blood banks have implemented a new text messaging service that alerts donors when their donation helps save a life.

7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles


Therefore each individual relationship, interaction, and correspondence with these supporters is vital to a nonprofit’s overall sustainability. Celia Astheimer, a CRM Consultant at Tech Impact, helps nonprofits find sustainable solutions for managing their growing supporter database.

[IMPORTANT] Support nonprofits using technology for social change


It is the largest community of nonprofit professionals that use technology for social change, with year-round free or low-cost resources, articles, events, workshops, and research about the nonprofit sector – and they need your help! Technology can revolutionize social change.


Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

There are other examples of organizations finding some tricks and functionality that really help them make connections with supporters, and then Facebook changes the functionality. Facebook’s new Open Graph is designed to support the viral growth of highly relevant actions.

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars


Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. million raised annually since 2004 by helping participants become fundraisers. Let them know you’re there to help.

6 Tips For Engaging And Retaining Your Nonprofit’s ‘BIG’ Supporters


” Literally, they keep charity alive and help nonprofit organizations grow and flourish, so how do you keep your donors and sponsors interested in your nonprofit for years to come? Image courtesy of Etiquette Consulting Inc.

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

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It's tough out there everywhere for NGOs and charities to get help with their technology. NetSquared is TechSoup's answer to providing local tech support and learning opportunities. Our dream is to provide peer-led, in-person tech support for nonprofits in every community.

#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. Thank you to everyone who has supported this.

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Happy #GivingTuesday! Help Me Support NTEN!

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NTEN nurtures and supports a vast community of folks who are passionate about nonprofit technology and social good causes and want to learn from each other. So, please join me today and help me support NTEN on #GivingTuesday. Happy #GivingTuesday!

Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters


The internet is a big place, and it can be hard to find people who understand your message and support your cause. As reported in a post from Socialbrite, a new application … Continued The post Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters appeared first on Tech Impact.

4 Ways Thinking Like A Marketer Will Help Volunteer Retention


Understanding why your volunteers are spending their time helping your nonprofit is key to keeping them coming back, and recruiting even more volunteers in the future. Tech VolunteerConnect Mobile Technology nonprofit nonprofit technology nonprofits npTech supporters volunteers

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Solutions to Turning Offline Donors into Online Supporters

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While beautiful charity galas and creative offline campaigns still gather support for nonprofits’ causes, they slowly slip away from donors’ focus. Creating strategies for online fundraising, with a little of effort, will transform your donors into online supporters. Online fundraising platforms – an easy way to get help for both monetary support and for spreading your cause on a network to gain supporters. Guest post by: Laura Iancu, 123ContactForm.

The Happy Healthy Data Nerd: Using Your Personal Health Data to Support Your Wellbeing

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On the one hand, that fervor helps us to keep going in the face of difficult challenges, like analyzing a huge data set. It helped me become aware of my unhealthy habits and pivoting to more healthy ones, despite what some vocal critics of fitness trackers say.

Scary Supporter Horror Stories

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So in honor of Freaky Friday, here are 13 real supporter horror stories, none of which involve zombies. A one-letter typo nearly cost an organization a dedicated supporter. And away with her brain went all the years of evidence that a certain supporter had played an integral role in getting grant funding from a couple of key local foundations. A new supporter attended the big event, had a blast and decided she’s 100% going again next year and bringing her girlfriends.

Help Support the Next Generation of Women in Tech


They are hoping to raise $25,000 between now and May 5, 2011 to support the next generation of women technologists. Can you (or your association) help? NCWIT has attracted attention and support from education institutions.

Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters

John Haydon

These four tips will help you motivate others with your organization’s story: 1. The post Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters appeared first on John Haydon. Good stories connect people – to an idea or new information, and most importantly, to other people.

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

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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!

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How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

Tech Soup Blog

When it's engaging, your readers want to know what they can do to help. to get a better understanding of how your supporters are using hashtags that relate to your organizations' work. Nonprofits often struggle with creating effective content and engagement strategies.

SMS to the Rescue for Customer Support

Mobile Commons

People are all too familiar with the woes that come with customer support. Fortunately, text messaging provides a faster, more efficient solution that solves common customer support problems. Consumers prefer SMS to other channels for customer support.

What to Do When You Outgrow Your Homegrown Tech Support

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Maybe you've tried getting volunteers to help out or hired an expensive consultant when something went catastrophically wrong. But this "break and fix" model of IT support isn't working. Provide help-desk support on demand. Offers live help-desk support.

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Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

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If your message isn’t reaching your audience, you won’t ever see new or returning supporters. Donors need to know they are helping the organization make a difference,” Green said. It’s [direct mail] more personal and your supporters will be more likely to see your message,” Green said.

Support in the Philippines

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Our dedicated support team stands ready to help you with your needs. To provide support to one of the many nonprofit organizations providing aid, choose one of the reputable organizations linked to below: AmeriCares.

Our Journey to Support Every Nonprofit on the Planet

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This is a pivotal step in helping the world's estimated 10 million social benefit organizations gain visibility and connect with support critical to make a difference in their communities," says Rebecca Masisak, CEO of TechSoup. How You Can Help Us Reach the Next Million.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Content Marketing, Tangible Support, and Batkid

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Support in the Philippines is needed and this post has compiled a list of nonprofit organizations providing aid. Every dollar helps. Jeffrey Haguewood is calling it a best practice – making mission support tangible.


Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

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However, ask any NPO media guru what’s the difficult part of generating interest in said fundraiser and their answer will no doubt involve achieving a well-canvassed publicity campaign: in short, you can create the concept, but you need to encourage supporters to pass the word.

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Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

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Are your creepy pitches spooking your supporters? We need help. Flickr Photo by Las-Initially.