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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.

It’s Time to Know What You Don’t Know

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The experts at the store got me thinking about technique and tools in a way I never considered.Did you know if you pair a thicker roller with a heavier handle and a higher quality primer-included paint you will achieve an evenly colored wall in half the time and in only one coat? I didn’t plan on getting help. I didn’t. Right!

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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. We can notice.

Join Me: Help Good Take Over

Connection Cafe

I think about good, the concept, all the time. I strive to help others join in. Help good take over. Seriously. Examples?

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

Connection Cafe

Use Social Listening for Real-Time Engagement. So, consider the ways social media can help you get the attention of elected officials.

It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

Now it’s time for you to show us YOUR culture! Pictures drive engagement: Cultural events make for great pictures. Good Luck!

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

Connection Cafe

During times of crisis, do you make it easy for supporters to take action? help our queer & immigrant friends. – Austin Graff.

Helping Students Discover Why Volunteering is Important

VolunteerMark

It’s time we start teaching young people that they can make a positive and lasting impact in their community and society-at-large

Super Heroes and Major Milestones – Good is Taking Over, One Act of Kindness at a Time

Connection Cafe

Every day, you help good take over. And every day, I get glimpses of this work, of how even the smallest acts of kindness can have huge impact.

What 5 Factors Help Predict A Future Donors’ Giving?

TechImpact

Understanding how the metrics below relate to your nonprofit will help you discern which demographics to target during your next donation campaign.

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Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Changing Organizational Culture One Sneaker at Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How did you start to shift the culture, one sneaker at time? I introduced, with help and support, first the idea of a Weekly Afternoon Walk.

The 5 Factors That Helps Predict Future Donors’ Giving

TechImpact

Understanding how the metrics below relate to your nonprofit will help you discern which demographics to target during your next donation campaign.

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Where You Should be Spending the Most Time with Donors

NonProfit Hub

The clock is consistently and constantly ticking – 86,400 times a day, to be exact. Despite the seemingly monumental amount of seconds, there never seems to be enough time in a day. Time is a precious resource for fundraisers. There’s nothing worse than wasting precious time on a prospect that will never be fruitful.

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Time-Saving Tools and Apps for Social Media Management

SocialFish

Social media helps you boost traffic to your website (and your physical office!), But only when it’s done right. HootSuite. SproutSocial.

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Autumn: A Time for Harvest and Reflection

Connection Cafe

Do you need to do an analytics project to help you identify likely and capable prospects? How many prospects have upgraded the level of giving?

Definitive Timeline to Master Follow-Up with First-Time Donors

NonProfit Hub

We’ve developed the ultimate timeline to help master follow-up with first-time donors to help you cultivate relationships that stick around. First things first: follow-up with first-time donors starts by making a point to call your first-time donors as soon as possible. That work pays off, though. . 48 Hours: Call.

Attention #AFPFC Attendees: It’s Time to Join the #Giveolution

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You’ll get a free Giveolutionary t-shirt and be entered for some great raffle prizes that will help you share all your goodness (selfie stick, selfie buttons, and more)! We couldn’t be more excited about where the global philanthropic community is headed. This industry is changing faster than ever before. Steve MacLaughlin (Blackbaud).

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your organization needs to develop specific, time oriented goals that are realistic. Want to better engage your supporters? Use automation!

How To Squeeze Social Media Into Your Day When It Isn’t A Full-Time Job

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In short, you don’t spend enough time in either mode for your brain to be effective. It helps preserve energy and focus.

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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. This applies to the executive director as well as the board.

Help! My Nonprofit Needs A Data Nerd

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We spent a fair amount of time framing and reframing the problem and ended up with a question that focused on data collection. Help!

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. Kimbia, an Austin, Tex.-based

Coaching Your First-Time Event Fundraisers Toward Success! (Part 1)

Connection Cafe

The first time you got behind the wheel in Driver’s Ed class? The first time you rode your bicycle without training wheels?

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Is December Really the Best Time for Fundraising Emails?

Connection Cafe

So does this mean nonprofits should think about rescheduling their end-of-year emails to another time? Help a mom in need. Of course not.

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Why Successful Nonprofits Track Employee Time

Tech Soup Blog

That's where time tracking comes into play. Time tracking makes fund and grant reporting easy. Need a Time Tracking Solution?

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Why Creating Space for Creative Time in the Nonprofit Workplace Improves Productivity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Some of our most popular perks include: Accrued paid time off starting at 15 days per year. Flickr Photo by AstridWestvang. Have story?

Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

Connection Cafe

As soon as the waters are calm again, these notes will help you craft a better, stronger plan for next time. No one likes a crisis.

Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

NonProfit Hub

Regardless, as a nonprofiteer, you’ve probably heard many times that a nonprofit communication strategy is vital to your organization’s success.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Five Ways to Help Your Nonprofit Learn from Feedback (and Earn More Funding Too!) – Guest Post by Alison Carlman. Sounds obvious, right?

How Outsourcing Your Data Services Can Help Your Nonprofit

TechImpact

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. The post How Outsourcing Your Data Services Can Help Your Nonprofit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers. Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush. Reviews. Join Us!

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

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We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time: Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. UPDATE . Check it out here!

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.

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. What is Employee Advocacy?

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. Image courtesy of 2click.

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

NetWits

Social media has been all the rage for some time now. Most nonprofits need to raise money to survive. It’s a day-to-day fact of life.

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Try Qriously for free: Real-time data for your organization!

Amy Sample Ward

How the question will help inform your work. If you missed it, here’s last week’s post about Qriously.) That’s it! Winners.

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No time to read books?

SocialFish

And despite all good intentions, you never have time to read them. ReadItForMe can help. If you are like me, you likely have a pile of new business books on your desk waiting to be read. Maybe you even received a few more for Christmas. Love.It. Try it out and let me know what you think

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5 Times Foundations Cause More Problems Than They Solve

NonProfit Hub

The nature of philanthropy is a want to help. But all too often, foundations, corporate grantmakers, and donors end up unintentionally causing problems instead of helping to solve them. As a result, those organizations must take time and energy away from doing the work in order to continually chase funding. Not speaking up.

How Much Time Should Your Nonprofit Invest In Different Social Media Channels?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Along with measuring against impact results, it is important to look at how much time has been invested. Flickr Photo by Yung Tsai. Hootsuite.