3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

This quadrennial cycle is the subject of much scrutiny, but let’s take a look at the nonprofit lessons gleaned from political campaigns: . Lesson One: Online Organizing and Fundraising. Lesson Two: Social Networking. Lesson Three: Ease of Donations.

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Lessons from Failed Startups

SocialFish

But it’s just a blank sheet without your willingness to share your failure stories and lessons learned. I am totally fascinated by Autopsy.io. It’s a simple spreadsheet of startups that failed, with reasons why. Remember Formspring ? Gowalla ? Secret ? Plancast ? Springpad ?

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Online Cultivation Lessons From LinkedIn

NetWits

As a long-time LinkedIn member, their outreach continues to engage and delight me, while also going to the core of successful cultivation techniques: make your constituents feel special, understood and appreciated. Email Marketing Interactive cultivation fundraising Online marketing thank you

50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon

John Haydon

And because they were dishing out fundraising lessons, I thought I’d share some of the best ones with you. Fundraising Lessons […]. The post 50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon appeared first on John Haydon.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers

SocialFish

——– Here are five non-obvious yet compelling lessons from great community managers we’ve picked up in several years of working alongside them in their online communities. These are just a few of many lessons learned in years of managing communities.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is an adaptation of the article “ Nine Valuable Marketing Lessons From a Nonprofit – Charitywater.org ” written for the KISSmetrics blog by Chloe Gray. With that in mind, here are nine marketing lessons other nonprofits can take away from charity: water.

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Lessons Learned From Our Website Content Migration

Idealware

At the end of that grueling day I asked the team what lessons they learned from our experience. The post Lessons Learned From Our Website Content Migration appeared first on Idealware.

Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

So the title of the luncheon “Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership” probably could have been changed to “Lessons in Nonprofit Leadership.”. Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter’s continuing education luncheons.

Three Social Media Lessons From Your Dog

John Haydon

The post Three Social Media Lessons From Your Dog appeared first on John Haydon. This is Otis. He’s my officemate. He’s taught me a lot about engaging supporters and donors.

Accessibility: 5 Lessons for a Better Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

Feature photo: Used by permission with grateful acknowledgement to Evan Strong and Jesse Billauer of Life Rolls On (Venice Beach, CA). Hear this, friends. Almost 5% of Americans are color blind and another 9% have trouble seeing even while wearing glasses.

5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits

See What's Out There

The post 5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits appeared first on The See3 Blog. Setting up a social media presence for your cause or organization is not only important, it''s essential.

4 Nonprofit PR Lessons from Pope Francis

NonProfit Hub

Here are four lessons about stellar PR from Pope Francis that you can apply to your nonprofit. The post 4 Nonprofit PR Lessons from Pope Francis appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

4 Lessons on Building Games for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

4 Lessons on Building Games for Change – Guest Post by Josh Spiro. Note from Beth: While I’m facilitating “Networked NGO Workshops” in Delhi for Packard grantees in India, I’ve lined up a few guest posts.

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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. Instead, nonprofits should take lessons from community foundations that managed to come out ahead.

5 Important Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From The Hunger Games

Connection Cafe

Here are a few nonprofit marketing lessons from the Hunger Games that might just change the way you approach building your fan base. Hunger Games Lesson 1: Storytelling is Vital for Survival. Hunger Games Lesson 2: Your People Are Important.

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Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy – Guest Post by Melinda T. These examples are just a few of our very early lessons and we hope you’ve found them informative. Photo by LIFT.

6 Lessons I Learned from Running a Nonprofit (Terribly)

NonProfit Hub

The following is a true story, or rather a compilation of true lessons I learned from running a nonprofit (terribly). The post 6 Lessons I Learned from Running a Nonprofit (Terribly) appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

3 Nonprofit Marketing Lessons from Queen Bey

NonProfit Hub

This lesson from Beyoncé doesn’t solely apply to marketing fundraising events. The lesson here is to create your own beehive. Are there more lessons from Beyoncé that you think are worth mentioning? All hail the Queen.

Lessons Learned When Your Community Revolts

Frogloop

There are three pillars to building an online community and engaging on social media channels: 1. Honesty, transparency, and being upfront. Listening and being responsive to members of the community no matter how lame or silly you find the questions or feedback.

3 Lessons Of Tech And Social Entrepreneurship

TechImpact

The post 3 Lessons Of Tech And Social Entrepreneurship appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of St. Anthony’s San Francisco. Social entrepreneurship is a new phenomena developing out of many for profits as well as nonprofits.

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The new report released today, How Giving Days Can Work for Your Community Foundation: 10 Lessons From the Knight Foundation Giving Day Initiative , can help organizers determine whether to run a Giving Day, how to run one effectively and how to make it more financially sustainable.

Five Lessons from Great Community Managers

SocialFish

Here are five quick lessons we’ve picked up along the way. I’ve been thinking about community management a lot lately. In our role as consultants for SocialFish, Maddie and I have talked to hundreds of community managers about what they do, how they do it, and the why behind it all. Our latest community management consulting package drills down into what we’ve learned and how to apply it. 1) Managing the community takes more time than you think.

4 Marketing Lessons Your Nonprofit Can Learn From Tinder

EveryAction

What does Tinder have to do with your nonprofit marketing strategy? Probably a lot more than you realize. Think about it: what is Tinder if not a massive, multi-million-user experiment in online marketing

Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

In case you missed it, last week was the second annual International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) , presented by CAF America in partnership with UNDP.

3 Online Fundraising Lessons from the Obama and Romney Campaigns

NetWits

In 2008, Barack Obama used one of the most successful online marketing and … Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design acknowledgements email email fundraising email list growth email subscriber incentives multichannel campaigns mutli-channel Non-Profit online giving

Lessons from a Fundraising Insider: How our Donor Retention Rates grew to 43%

Connection Cafe

I’m a passionate philanthropist, fundraising nerd and former member of the Stock Market Club at Argyle Middle School. I’m Katherine and I’m a small shop fundraiser. As you know, working in fundraising isn’t easy or glamorous.

The Aunt Mabel Effect (a lesson from Digital Leap)

NetWits

I just returned from Toronto, where Blackbaud sponsored the Digital Leap conference for the second year in a row.

Content Strategy Lessons from Lego: Everything is Awesome, Especially your Content

SocialFish

This post originally appeared here on the Vanguard Technology blog. ———— Everything is awesome. Everything is cool when you’re part of a team. Everything is awesome when we’re living our dream.

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7 Lessons Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Frogloop

Blackbaud’s annual conference was this week and nonprofit staff converged on #bbcon12 to ask questions, share lessons learned, and learn together. I thought I’d share a few of the ideas I came away with. Long-tail fundraising is hard” During the bbconchat in the main expo, Geoff Livingston made the point that many nonprofits have unrealistic expectations when it comes to social fundraising.

Social Media Lessons from 4 Generations of Canadian Donors

Connection Cafe

by Michael Johnston, President and Founder, Hewitt and Johnston Consultants (hjc). Michael Johnston is the president and founder of the global fundraising consultancy, Hewitt and Johnston Consultants (hjc), which has offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, and Cordoba.

Life Lessons Applied to Website Redesigns

SocialFish

Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column, where we bring you the inside scoop from several awesome association technology vendors and consultants who will share the insights they have gleaned from years of working in our association industry. ————-. “If

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A Lesson on Budgeting from the Blackbaud Management Team

Connection Cafe

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#TBT to That Time the Baltimore Ravens Taught Me an Important Lesson in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

What’s the one thing that holds us back? What gets in our way of being extraordinary? I’ve got one word for you: fear. Whether rational or irrational, our fears keep us from moving forward. Think about the last time you wanted to make a change to your fundraising program.

High Holidays Lessons for Everyone: Using Reflection to Move Forward

See What's Out There

Fall is always a time of transition when vacations are over, school years are starting, and the weather changes. Transitions are always a time for reflection, regrouping, and looking forward. When a leader retires, the organization must take stock of where they are at, and what they need for the next era. When a child […]. strategy

Four Important Lessons from a Nonprofit Board Nomination Process

ASU Lodestar Center

That process concluded in late spring and I have to admit that I learned some lessons along the way. Lesson #1. Lesson #2. Lesson #3. Lesson #4. posted by Ryan Johnson , Vice President, Publishing and Community. for WorldatWork.

Crisis Lessons Learned When My Apartment Building Was on Fire

Frogloop

When the fire alarm went off in my building this week, I couldn’t help thinking that the experience was a lesson in how organizations can effectively handle crisis. Well, first I thought “Let’s get out of here!” ” but once safely outside, I considered the learning opportunity. We’ve talked about responding and communicating well during a crisis on Frogloop before, and I know there’s a lot more to say about this challenge.

8 Nonprofit Lessons Learned from the 2014 FUSE Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to a partnership with Salsa Labs , Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good was able to report live from the FUSE Conference on August 6-7 in Annandale, VA.

RFPs: 3 Lessons for Organizations Issuing Them

Frogloop

We’re ( Environmental Defense Fund ) outsourcing more work these days, so we’re putting more thought into how to best match vendors with projects.

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Lessons from Red Cross: Twitter Mistakes and How To Handle Them

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Back over the summer, I wrote a post called “ What was your worst social media mistake? What did you learn?