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.

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Teach Supporters to Fundraise and Provide Samples.

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.

4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

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Their generosity and financial support is what allows you to carry out your work and set a bold vision for the future. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission. Introduce Your Supporters to Faithful Stewardship.

Supporting your supporters

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When I’ve volunteered for charities before, especially when I am raising money – it has been striking how important it is to get the right support from the charity itself. Help them stay organised with tools and step-by-step processes that ensure that they don’t get stuck in the detail – or get it wrong. For me this really sets the standard in what I look for in terms of support and practical help in getting great results for the charity

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.

Create a Welcome Series for New Supporters in 3 Easy Steps

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In fact, you just need to follow these three easy steps and you’ll have a welcome series that leaves your supporters asking for more. Luckily, you just need to follow these steps to create a welcome series that will keep your new supporters engaged.

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.

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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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.

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

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But its easy to get caught up in old ways of thinking about the role of supporters— where donors and supporters engage with our organizations in pre-determined ways we define for them, or where employees participate in pre-defined and managed volunteerism.

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.

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.

4 Ways Data and Analytics Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Positive ROI

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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.

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.

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).

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

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To do so, they need to be skilled collaborators, adept at bringing diverse perspectives together, and confident in their abilities to collaboratively steward supporters at every touchpoint along the ladder of engagement with other teams, departments, and senior leadership.

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.

Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

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And they are willing to do this with the hope that these new ticket buyers will become life-long supporters. With the high cost of acquiring a new supporter, it becomes even more important to retain them so you can realize the benefits of this initial investment.

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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

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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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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.

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!

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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.

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

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

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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.

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How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Kickstart Your Supporters with 5 NEW Fundraising Contest Ideas


It’s a great time to start fundraising contests if you’re managing or helping run a fall fundraising event. Guest post by Amy Braiterman from [link]. — . In fact, I bet you’re already planning a few.