How Benchmarking and Analytics Can Inform Fundraising Strategies

Connection Cafe

Average gifts, retention rates, channel giving, big data, small data…the sheer volume of information involved with fundraising can be daunting. At other times we might not have enough information to help answer a question.

The Difference Between Informal And Formal Mentoring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sometimes, though, not everyone understands the important difference between informal mentoring and formal mentoring. As a leader in your workplace, consider establishing a formal mentoring program to supplement the informal mentoring that is surely taking place at your company/organization.


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INFORMED LIBRARIAN ONLINE - Guest Forum : Browsing the internet using your glasses, checking your email with a quick glance at your wrist, and keeping count of how many calories you are burning with your shoes. This functionality isn’t for the world of tomorrow, it’s all wearable technology and it is here today.

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News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth)

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News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth) : "Joshua Shaw, from Portsmouth, Ed Adams, from Pebworth in Warwickshire, both 20, and Qui Mai, 28, from Vietnam will spend six weeks working for the charity Balloon Kenya this summer." ''via Blog this

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But Does All The Information Really Mean Anything?

Connection Cafe

As I have been completing the research phase of my doctoral project, one thing has become evident: nonprofit leadership, staff and consultants do not lack for information. We lack the time to figure out what (if anything) we need to do differently because of the information we’ve consumed. As a regular provider of information, I find myself convicted. Am I simply contributing to the white noise of information that has become the norm in our profession?

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British Red Cross appoints its first chief information officer

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British Red Cross appoints its first chief information officer : ''via Blog this


National Information and Referral Services Day


In 2011 the Senate passed S.RES.241 declaring November 16 as "National Information and Referral Services Day" at the request of the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS). Information and Referral connects people with services to find a solution to a variety of issues about housing, food, legal issues, family support, health care, jobs, schooling and much more. One such services is 2-1-1 , a phone number used to access information about community services.

PHILANTHROPY 2173: Ozone of Information

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PHILANTHROPY 2173: Ozone of InformationPosted using ShareThis

LinkedIn is Great.But Not as Your Community Platform — Mizz Information

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LinkedIn is Great.But Not as Your Community Platform — Mizz Information : I know this topic has been discussed to death, particularly in the association community, but I just can''t help weighing in again after seeing it come up yet again in the ASAE LinkedIn group.

Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Donor Information Safe

See What's Out There

The post Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Donor Information Safe appeared first on The See3 Blog. Once upon a time, we lived in a world where it was easy to believe that nonprofits -- the moral compasses of our day -- were off limits for those seeking vengeance or any other malicious act. Those days are gone, and nonprofits can no longer afford to dismiss these challenges as problems bigger than their purview.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @everyactionhq. For more information on their full suite of tools, visit For more information on Insight and all its investments, visit or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C.,

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Empathy-Informed Balance in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond

Museum 2.0

At last it came to me: balance, informed by empathy. It’s been informative to see the range of museum responses to a world in which people cannot physically visit our campuses. Some Internet People say some that sparks something in your brain. Some Internet People strike the flint every time. Ellice Engdahl is one of those internet people for me. Every thoughtful medium post and every considered tweet, they also get me thinking.

Thomson Reuters Foundation | News, Information and Connections for Action

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Thomson Reuters Foundation | News, Information and Connections for Action : A World Vision staff member scans the barcode on a piece of paper given to the people affected by Typhoon Haiyan. Taken on Jan 23 in the municipality of Dagami, Leyte Province. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Thin Lei Win

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Whether you’re new to peer-to-peer fundraising or a veteran, the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum conference will connect you with the big ideas, practical information and connections you need to run more successful campaigns. At the conference, you will receive up-to-date information from top experts in the nonprofit sector on vital issues affecting exempt organizations as well as indispensable written and digital resources to take with you. It's finally here!

Martus 4.5: Lowering the Barrier to Better Information Security through Strong Crypto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

of Martus —our free, open source, secure information collection and management software—which includes major updates and usability improvements. Our goal is to make it far easier for groups that work with vulnerable populations keep the sensitive information they collect confidential. Additionally, major enhancements to its architecture simplify the secure backup, sharing, and distribution of information to trusted partners.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


Finally, their donation form is equipped with EveryAction’s FastAction network, meaning that if their donor has taken prior action on an EveryAction form, their information will be autofilled, making the process of completing their donation quick and easy. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program


Keep them informed about the organization's’ strategy and focus. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit


For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @everyactionhq. For more information, visit For more information on Insight and all its investments, visit or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

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The Information Overload Calculator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Steve Rubel has a post pointing to an " Information Overload Calculator " from the research firm Basex that is estimating that information overload costs the U.S. People are spending up to half their day managing and searching for information. Rubel has been predicting and writing about the " Attention Crash." You can play with calculator and then download a free white paper, Information Overload: We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us which was written in 2007.

ISIS - Internet Sexuality Information Services

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Through the Full Circle Fund , where I spoke recently on a panel with Premal Shah of, I had the chance to meet the third panelist, Deb Levine of ISIS. It's great to meet a new technology social entrepreneur who is so on top of the latest social technologies! Kiva's cool, of course, but everybody already knows that!] ISIS has a mission around sex ed and STD prevention, and has an array of clever and innovative uses of the web and mobile communications to advance their mission.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]


Email is many donors’ primary mode of engagement with your organization, meaning that it is also your primary means of communicating information about the organization’s work and mission. Download our free template to get your series started with a strong initial welcome email, and use an additional email slightly later to provide more information and opportunities for them to take action. For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program.

Young People Are Skeptical of Information Learned on Twitter - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

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Young People Are Skeptical of Information Learned on Twitter - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society : t’s reasonable to fear that social media could exacerbate this problem. It finds that a sample of college students were, in fact, less likely to fall for false information if it had been presented to them in a Twitter format

Difference Between Information Governance And Data Governance

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In today’s digitized world, more and more companies are realizing and utilizing concepts such as Information Governance and data governance to stay on top of the competition. In this piece of information, we will talk about both of these concepts in detail to develop a clear and complete understanding about both. It offers a strategic framework for businesses that want to manage their information.

Dirty data be gone! Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders

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Five tips to spring-clean your database - Information, research and resources for fundraisers and their leaders : "What about your database? Wouldn’t it be wonderful to run a mailing list or generate a report knowing that the information could immediately be sent to the mail house or presented to your senior leadership team? Dirty data be gone!

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction


Your donors can update their own information. With Self-Service Portals , supporters can independently update their contact record, edit payment details and fix expired credit card information, adjust email preferences, and increase recurring donation amounts - saving nonprofit staff from having to update this information themselves. #17.

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth Kanter

I’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years. I first became interested in the topic after reading David Shenk’s “ Data Smog ” in 1998 using the metaphor of environmental problems to talk about the dangers of having too much online information, primarily email. This was in the era before Facebook and there was far less information available compared today. (My

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


The Hispanic Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides an effective education forum for an informed and empowered Hispanic America. Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement


Take note of the type of theme and messaging that your list responds to and use this to inform future campaigns. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits. While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues.

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Why Online Community is About More Than Community for Associations — Mizz Information

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Why Online Community is About More Than Community for Associations — Mizz Information : Why Online Community is About More Than Community for Associations There’s been a flurry of attention over a recent Associations Now story about how Doximity, a private online community for physicians, is outpacing the AMA in terms of membership.

techPresident – Information Age Volunteerism - Open Sourced! Crowdsourced!

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techPresident – Information Age Volunteerism - Open Sourced! Information Age Volunteerism - Open Sourced! My mom friended me on Facebook last week - we've formally entered the Information Age. Crowdsourced!: Crowdsourced!My The transformation touches so many aspects of our lives, from family relationships to the seeds of our economy. But despite my mom's online habits (and the empirical evidence it

Implementing an LMS (or: Good Information Never Gets Stale)


Recently I was looking for background information about implementing an LMS. In this age when technology changes so fast I wasn’t sure how relevant the information would be but I opened it anyway because certainly some of the 339 tips would still be useful. 337 more useful tips are included in this informative publication. The post Implementing an LMS (or: Good Information Never Gets Stale) appeared first on Gyrus.


Encouraging Grantmakers to Spread Technology Information


Thus, if information passed to foundations would generally find its way to nonprofits, we could dramatically increase the amount of information and resources that nonprofits have at their disposal. Most foundations, however, are aware of TechSoup – many just haven’t thought about, or aren’t comfortable with, the idea of passing the information on to their grantees. In fact, most funders, in our experience, don't pass on information to grantees.



The purpose of the meetings was to establish vision and direction and to form a number of workgroups to focus on infrastructure, processes, people, and tools that could improve the timeliness, quality, availability and access of real-time information during and after crisis situations across America.

Where TechSoup Gets Its Tech Information

Tech Soup Blog

We thought we’d give you a little glimpse behind the curtain on where we get our technology information. TechSoup is a great hive of smart people interested in technologies for good. George Tilesch, Senior Director, Communications. We begin.( read more ). nonprofit technology nptech nptechtech

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The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development

Amy Sample Ward

Description : The Indigo Trust and Institute for Philanthropy, working closely with The Omidyar Network will convene this conference on how the developing world is using information technology to improve social outcomes. Our aim is to help philanthropists and the donor community understand what information and communications technology can do to improve philanthropic interventions across all sectors in the developed and developing world. Date : September 15, 2011.

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay


Apple Pay provides donors with a simple, efficient, secure donation process that minimizes the information they must remember and enter when donating. Nonprofits stand to gain the same benefits with Apple Pay’s simplicity and ease of use for donors - donors can use Touch ID, Face ID, or double-click an Apple Watch to provide their payment and contact information to securely check out with just one touch. Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits.

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Data Are Not Information


By Jeff Stanger, Director, Center for Digital Information We are obsessed with data — big data, open data, linked data, personal data, government data, visualized data. It's important that we don't confuse "data" for "information." Data are only the raw material of information. Unlike data alone, information carries meaning, relevance and utility. So how do we get from data to information? Information equals data plus communication.

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September 2015 Update: Your Feedback Informs Everything We Do

Wild Apricot

We’re always collecting your feedback from a variety of sources to inform the direction Wild Apricot takes. This month sees us taking our commitment to collecting feedback to new heights. We've implemented software usability testing that allows select users to test out upcoming features before they are released! Wild Apricot

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In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab

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In earthquake-ravaged Nepal, the BBC is using messaging app Viber to share information and safety tips » Nieman Journalism Lab : "In the aftermath of last week’s earthquake that devastated Nepal, BBC News is today launching an account on the messaging app Viber to publish news, information, and tips for staying safe as the country continues to recover." 'via

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Why Data Informed VS Data Driven?

Beth Kanter

One of the questions I was asked, ”Why Data Informed? ” Being data-informed is something very different from a data-driven culture. But, because it doesn’t acknowledge the importance of basing decisions on multiple information sources, it can doom an organization to epic failures. Eric Petersen was one of the first of the data geeks that I’ve read to suggest that the phrase “data-informed” is a far more useful label. Flickr Photo by neoporcupine.

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Does Your Information Technology Department Report to the CEO? If Not, Why Not? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

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Does Your Information Technology Department Report to the CEO? If Not, Why Not? - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly : The accounting firm of Tate & Tyron has done a small survey of nonprofit leaders that finds that the IT departments of most nonprofits do not report to the executive, instead being held within operations or finance departments. In fact, only 13 percent report to the CEO, while 38 percent report to the CFO or COO.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote


Just including that piece of information we’ve found significantly increases our engagement. Additionally, from using EveryAction forms for our online petitions we’re able to capture a lot of contact information that helps us send targeted election reminders that get as specific as city council district elections. It enables us to know enough information about someone to mobilize them in targeted ways. Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years.

Data Digest: Introducing the Information Chef

Tech Soup Blog

I'm Steve, a data scientist working with the team at TechSoup and I'm starting a biweekly conversation about how we can all use data and information to drive smarter decisions. A Recipe for Information Success. I've worked on a very broad variety of technical information systems and multiple types of databases and reporting tools. That's why I call myself the Information Chef. The Information Chef Is Here to Help. Hello World!

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