How to Get 1300 Advocates to Capitol Hill [HINT: It’s more than just practice]

Connection Cafe

“ Use your voice.” To practitioners in the citizen engagement realm, the phrase is as well-worn and tired as, well, [insert your own well-worn and tired simile here]. The phrase oft appears in emails, social media posts and is ever-present in web copy.

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America’s Fundraising Playbook? [Hint: You’re probably not reaching today’s donors]

Connection Cafe

“America is in the midst of a dramatic cultural shift.” This is the opening message from the groundbreaking study out today titled, “ Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy.”

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Trending Sources

Retaining Your New P2P Donors [Hint: Acquiring Their Emails Is Only the First Step]

Connection Cafe

I was recently asked for advice on how to engage with all of the new donors that were added to a database as a result of a walk-a-thon.

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3 Donor Acquisition Tips (Hint: Prospect Research Can Help)

Donor Search

Imagine you’re having a birthday party. You have spent all month planning. The balloons are inflated. The cake is frosted. The piñata is stuffed. The big day finally arrives and no one comes. You forgot to send out the invitations!

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Is Leading Change Summit for You? (Hint: the Answer Is "Yes")

NTEN

This September, join us for the inaugural Leading Change Summit , a conference experience designed to support and highlight all those in the room. Instead of a traditional conference with concurrent sessions and a line-up of speakers, Leading Change Summit (LCS) is designed around the idea that the best ideas can emerge through facilitated workshops and driven conversations. Fun fact: this is not just for Executive Directors!

How I'm Using Google (Hint: It's About Relevance) | Forrester Blogs

AFP Blog

How I'm Using Google (Hint: It's About Relevance) | Forrester Blogs : "How I'm Using Google (Hint: It's About Relevance). Posted by Melissa Parrish on August 8, 2011. If you were to glance at my Google profile, you’d probably think I’m practically inactive. But what you’re seeing is the public view of a very targeted set of actions, based on relevance

8 Hints for the Non-Photographer

Connection Cafe

Author: Jill Ward. Have you ever found yourself at your organization’s where you 1) find yourself with a camera in hand and 2) hoping that you didn’t miss that perfect photo opp of your mission in action?

Don’t Miss These Social Media Stories

SocialFish

The Secret To Online Community Success (Hint: It’s Not The Technology) (Vanessa Di Mauro). Just a few links I thought you should see. Enjoy. LinkedIn Just Rolled Out a Redesign – Here’s How to Clean Up Your Profile (Fast Company).

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How the Global Mobile Revolution is Transforming Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

If it’s a frustrating experience for you to donate to your own nonprofit on a smartphone (hint, hint: test, test), imagine how your donors feel. In the late 1990s, I worked as a communications director for a small international development organization in San Francisco.

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How Twitter Donations Work: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Hint, hint. . Twitter is experimenting with allowing certain nonprofits to accept donations directly through tweets.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Campaigns About Harnessing Smart Data

Connection Cafe

Lesson #4: Hints at 2016. In my last post, we talked about the campaign fundraising innovations that are repurposed by nonprofit organizations.

2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

You received the same email if, like me, you’re subscribed to the NTEN newsletter (hint hint). I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN.

Why Is Pharoth Wearing a Foo Camp T-Shirt? (Hint Citizen Agency)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost 7 years ago, at age 13, Pharoth came to the gate of Roteang Orphanage crying, with her baby brother Darith in her arms. Their Mother had died and their step father had disappeared, and Pharoth was living with the baby on the earthen floor under an aunt???s s house in Roteang village.

11 Nonprofits That Excel at Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Hint, hint. Large nonprofits usually have the expertise and resources necessary to launch and maintain successful online communications and fundraising campaigns.

Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

Hint: It’s all about the post-gift experience. There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world. And it’s all about our donors , the ones who are deserting us. Donors can be fickle, and they’re fleeing our organizations in vast numbers these days.

Four Nonprofits Pioneering Windows 8

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Since neither Microsoft, Apple, or Google have “Nonprofit” or “Charity” categories in their app stores (hint, hint!),

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Five Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Create Effective Nonprofit Websites Using 3 Simple Suggestions

NetWits

hint: effective nonprofit websites follow the two-or-less rule) If not, revise your structure. It’s official; we launched our new full service creative agency for nonprofits this week – GUIDE Creative – Where we LOVE nonprofit web design!

Donor Acquisition: 3 Donation Form Tweaks that will Quickly Improve Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Some hints from Mark Montenero, Lead Client Success Manager at Blackbaud. . Guest post by Amy Bills , Blackbaud’s director of customer marketing.

It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

Couple of helpful hints: We’ll check Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, but Twitter is the easiest to find. Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more.

24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

Connection Cafe

While it might seem a little early to start thinking about 2018 to some (hint: it’s not ), it’s the perfect time to benchmark where 2017 has taken you.

Nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Get Ready! The Luminate Online Benchmark Report is Coming and It’s BIG.

Connection Cafe

If you are going to #bbcon , be sure to check out the LO Benchmark presentation on Monday (hint, I’m presenting) where we’ll get stupid nerdy with the results and show you examples of how to excel in each category. Ok, I admit it— I’m a data dork. I love exploring the detail of fundraising campaign results. Open rates, click throughs, conversions, which constituents did what, who gave for the first time, who gave again….the the list goes on and on.

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

How to Take Action on the SDGs (Hint: You Already Are) . “We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”. Let that sink in for a moment. It’s a big statement, a big goal. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices.

7 Characteristics Of Annoying Bosses

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Hinting, rather than speaking straightforwardly. A former co-worker shared a great blog post with me this past week about the most common complaints about the annoying things bosses do without even realizing it. Here are the highlights : 1. Making social events unofficially required.

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8 Tips for Social Video Storytelling

SocialFish

Start with a hook that hints at the main climax or challenge, proceed to a brief introduction of the topic and characters. Amy DeLouise is a video director-producer who specializes in telling real people stories that help nonprofits and companies tell their brand story.

What I learned from the @Fitbit Community Manager at #octribe about Walking Communities

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The participants include a mix of people from nonprofit and for-profit online communities – and it is an excellent opportunity to learn and network with peers, not to mention have healthy food and drink, like Hint Water.

Around the Mug: Shake, Shake, Shake It Up This #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

Hint: If you are an organization reading this, I recommend you claim your everydayhero profile (if you haven’t already). It’s December 2nd.

Before You Hit Send: Your End of Year Fundraising Appeal Checklist

Connection Cafe

Hint: Think Mobile. With the season of giving just around the corner, it’s crucial that your organization is prepared to capitalize on the generosity of your donors and potential donors. A well-crafted fundraising appeal is the integral piece to your year-end ask.

Don't Be This Type Of Boss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Hinting, rather than speaking straightforwardly. A former co-worker shared a great blog post with me about the most common complaints about the annoying things bosses do without even realizing it. Here are the highlights: 1. Making social events unofficially required.

Don't Be This Type Of Annoying Boss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Hinting, rather than speaking straightforwardly. A former co-worker shared a great blog post with me this past week about the most common complaints about the annoying things bosses do without even realizing it. Here are the highlights : 1. Making social events unofficially required.

Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

NonProfit Hub

Hint: Create a goal based on the destination page. Google Analytics can be overwhelming and confusing, but setting up Goals in your Google Analytics account helps to narrow down what you need to be looking at.

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10 Expert Strategies and 500 Minutes of Free Event Fundraising Consulting

NetWits

Plus, learn more about what’s new with Blackbaud Friends Asking Friends – Hint: Google Analytice and Mobile Ready Fundraising. Register for our Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox.

Are You This Type Of Annoying Boss?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Hinting, rather than speaking straightforwardly. A former co-worker shared a great blog post with me this past week about the most common complaints about the annoying things bosses do without even realizing it. Here are the highlights: 1. Making social events unofficially required.

Does your charity have too much data?

3rd Sector Labs

I’ve already hinted at the answer in this blog post: You need as much data as you will USE. How do you know when your organization is storing and using too much data? We were asked this question recently – and it’s a great question.

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Tips and Tools to Strengthen Your Fundraising and Accounting

Tech Soup Blog

QuickBooks (Desktop) for New Nonprofit Users offers hints on where to start if you're a new QuickBooks user. While focusing on your organization's fiscal year-end planning, it might be a good time to revisit your fundraising strategy.

12 ways to use Pinterest for your nonprofit

John Haydon

Like creating my very own lifestyle catalog with the things I’m interested in.Plus, all of my friends can see what appeals to me, which is useful when buying gifts (hint, hint).

Exact Target’s 50 Emailing Tips and Stats for 2014 Reduced to Three Key Takeaways

Connection Cafe

but how your organization will embrace it (hint: think content strategy). I love a good list and, I suspect you do, too. However, even the best of lists can sometimes feel a little long. That’s why I took Exact Target’s fantastic list of 50 Email Marketing Tips and Stats for 2014 and boiled it down to three key takeaways for nonprofits. My top three takeaways (in bold) supported by Exact Target’s list include: Don’t fret the small stuff.

Don’t Abuse Self-Care at Your Nonprofit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He hints at the importance of organizational culture and leadership. “Organizations need to move away from thinking that health and wellness means providing a discount to a local gym. Flickr Photo by Annamatic3000.

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