Great reads from around the web on March 30th

Amy Sample Ward

" roundup best bookmarks casestudies decisionmaking facebook global howto license list lists metrics ngos nonprofits photos postalicious resources socialchange socialmedia strategy tools wireframeI come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of March 30th).

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Tools for gathering data for blog and web page metrics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Andy Welsh from flickr - cc "by" license. Last week, there was a useful exchange on the NTEN Affinity group for Nonprofit Bloggers around the question "What metrics do you use to measure success for your blog?" the listserv question was focused on blog metrics and primarily as traffic and driving traffic! Are blog metrics all about traffic? " traffic is an important metric to evaluate a blog. that's a universal metric standard.


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Frank Barry, Guest Post: 4 Facebook Tips for Nonprofit Success – See What Others are Doing

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Total Interactions - The total interactions metric captures all of the feedback Pages receive from Facebook users. The goal of the metric is to provide an updated snapshot into how fans are engaging with your Page’s content. Post Quality Score - One of the most important new metrics to pay attention to is your post quality score. Tags: facebook guest blogging metrics nptech social media socialnetworking Courtesy of Frank Barry, Moderator of NetWits Think Tank.

To Build or Buy a Software Solution: Which is Right for You?

Association Analytics

Throughout the evaluation process, it’s important to keep your association’s unique goals and success metrics top-of-mind. When budget planning, you will know the recurring cost for licensing and maintenance. We’ve all heard the catchphrase, “ if we build it, they will come. ”

Information Technology Lead in the USA or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

Cloud for Good is seeking an Information Technology Lead to build the internal technology department within the organization. The IT Lead will be responsible for overseeing and managing Cloud for Good’s internal technology infrastructure and IT Security. This role will report to the VP, People + Operations. It will develop an IT department leadership, vision, and direction to support the growth and scaling of business priorities, objectives, and security requirements.

Salesforce Winter ’22 Release: What You Need to Know

Cloud 4 Good

The dynamic gauge chart is now available to use report metrics and field values to respond dynamically to the displayed business metrics. From within your Salesforce org, the Your Account App allows you to do any of the following: Increase product and license count.

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Guide to Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management

DNL OmniMedia

It involves examining the data and performance metrics of individual major gift officers, as well as the team as a whole, to understand what’s working and what leaves room for improvement. It’s not as simple as purchasing the initial software license and calling it a day!

Nonprofit CRM: Comparing the Top Solutions for Nonprofits

DNL OmniMedia

Reporting and analytics functionality includes tracking key metrics and creating custom reports with advanced data visualization capabilities. Beyond those initial 10 licenses, NPSP is most likely to be in-budget for large to enterprise-sized organizations.

Growth of Creative Commons Photos on Flickr

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What's cool is that you can remix the chart graphics (see below) and Swivel has CC licensing. Some other metrics can be found here I need to finish my Open Content/Creative Commons card game before I leave tommorrow. so, while working on it I found the above data and just had to remix and blog it. The chart was generated by a program called Swivel.

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Top 8 Virtual Meeting Platforms


Apart from achieving several success metrics, their two-day conference generated more than 6,500 registrations, 2,500 attendees, 900 leads, and 160 new membership sign-ups. . With Teams, you can easily host up to 100 people for the basic license and 500+ attendees for large virtual events. .

President’s Update - Spring 2012

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Because technology is our signature tool for creating impact, we can easily build in the metrics. Because we’re typically unique in our work, we are usually creating new metrics, which we develop in conjunction with the community we’re serving as well as with our funders. That way, our project manager has a dashboard of metrics to use that is aligned with the goals and interests of all of our stakeholders in pursuing maximum impact.

Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn’t Rely on the Overhead Ratio

NonProfit Hub

Overhead ratio) is an important metric for donors to can look at, but in a balanced point of view and it should not be taken as the whole story,” Miniutti said. For example, Miniutti said Charity Navigator is making changes to the financial metrics it uses to rate nonprofits, while GuideStar is overhauling its membership program to encourage more transparency and information sharing with the public.

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How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

According to Ahrefs , a popular SEO tool that tracks keyword search volume, among other digital marketing metrics, shows that the search term receives over 2,000 monthly searches. Themeforest (find 2 others and bullet) Purchase + may need to buy plugin support or licensing. Creating a website for your nonprofit can be an intimidating, lengthy, and often expensive process. But it doesn’t have to be.

What is Microsoft Lync?

Tech Soup Blog

have the second highest carbon footprint in the world, at just short of 20 metric tons per year per person and it's increasing by.6% TechSoup does have on-premises Microsoft Lync Server 2010 for Windows donations at a $40 admin fee as well as Microsoft Lync 2010 and Lync for Mac 2011 user licenses at a $2 admin fee.

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Why TechSoup Product Donations and Donors Are Green

Tech Soup Blog

Offering free recycling worldwide to its customers, who returned 12,180 metric tons of Cisco products for reuse and recycling last year. In the area of packaging reduction, Cisco's employee-led "Pack It Green" project has saved approximately 888 metric tons of packaging materials this past year. Symantec donated more than 432,000 licenses reaching more than 23,000 organizations in 29 countries last year.

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Reduce Travel with Online Collaboration

Tech Soup Blog

For example, for every short-haul round trip on an airplane (for example, New York to Chicago or Frankfurt to London) you don't take, you'll save the environment around one half of a metric ton of CO2. plus $2 per user license. It is currently available for nonprofits and libraries at an admin fee of $265 plus $9 per user license. In 2010, TechSoup's GreenTech initiative held a travel reduction campaign that we called our TeleGreen Your Work.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Next, I analyzed competitor metrics and backlink profiles of those who rank on the first page to determine if I stood a chance of ranking for them. The best way to avoid this type of action is to ask for permission or purchase a license. Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? I know at times it may feel like a lot to juggle.

What Gets Measured Gets Better

Beth Kanter

Maybe you haven’t quite narrowed down which metrics will be most important in the long run. It gives us license to experiment, knowing we will have hard facts to evaluate the results. Note from Beth: As part of my work this year as Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, I’m running several peer learning groups based on the ideas in “ Measuring the Networked Nonprofit ” and Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly Maturity of Practice model.

What I Learned From @nancylublin About #dataonpurpose

Beth Kanter

The bottom line is member acquisition – so they know the one metric that matters. The data set has been stripped of personal information and now available on a creative commons license at Crisis Trends. I was lucky enough this morning to hear Nancy Lublin’s opening keynote at the Data On Purpose conference hosted by the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

This Month at TechSoup: Sharpen Your Website

Tech Soup Blog

Week 5: Metrics and Analytics. Photo: Joe Athialy , CC license. Over the next five weeks, we're going to be sharing a variety of resources on web design and development for nonprofits and public libraries. Each week, come back to this post for new resources on a different topic relating to web design. Think of it as Spring Cleaning for your website. Week 1: The Basics.

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Guest Post by Alan Levine: Social Media Recap from NMC 2009

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

cc licensed flickr photo shared by alumroot. cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog. cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog. metric tons – the equivalent to the annual emission of 43 cars. So we cut out a lot of things, and in place we focused on producing what we think is a really dynamic format for a printed program: cc licensed flickr photo shared by cogdogblog.

Hail to the Chairman, Joel Burton responds… and so do I | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

A criticism of a pretty silly metric isn’t a flame, btw. can be tricky metrics: Plone doesn’t have forums on our site where the user support takes place; we have our forums in email (which are available via the web, but not at domain). Sooner or later, someone (perhaps me or Aspirationtech) will build a tool that will use site statistics as part of a metric for assessing adoption. In fact, O’Reilly thinks this isn’t a bad metric at all.

Blackbaud releases three major products – forgets to blog or create a landing page | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

And if you are going to release a CRM to the world, that you kind of have to eat your own dogfood and try to maximize the distribution of your press release by including landing pages for people for metrics? Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

Key metrics can be generated that tell various stories about the organization, the constituents and the outreach work being done. WordPress is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Thoughts on the utility of CRM Thoughts on the utility of CRM Last Updated on Thursday, 5 June 2008 10:52 Written by Steve Thursday, 5 June 2008 10:52 Customer relationship management, or CRM, is often thought of as solely a technology system.

Quick Reflections from Social Innovation Summit 2011

Beth Kanter

New and shiny may not be the most impactful says” “Focusing on metrics is important, but we need to humanise those numbers” Nancy Lublin, CEO, moderated a session called “ Reach and Impact: Where to Start and Where to Aim ” with Paul Carttar, Director of the Social Innovation Fund, Corporation for National Service and Jaquelline Fuller, Director of Charitable Giving and Advocacy, Google.

Part 2 of 2, Open API at the Laundromat: Towards a working definition of an open API | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The “openness&# of a standard is always a slippery metric. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

Project Agape Releases A Revenue Figure | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It would be interesting to see a metric about the percentage of total budget that these nonprofits are able to raise via Causes, Facebook, DonorChoose, Global Giving etc. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

Another social network for activism on the horizon… | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Perhaps the only metric head office pays attention to to member donations. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

More proof Second Life is a boondoggle (well, sort of) | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

I know we want nonprofits to be early adopters but so few of them have the business acumen to understand how to apply metrics to their marketing efforts and make the right choices in the REAL world much less a virtual one. Back to Top ↑ This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0

Notes from the Future: Reflections on the IMLS Meeting on Museums and Libraries in the 21st Century

Museum 2.0

On the other hand, I appreciate the fact that research in the value of informal learning, and evaluation metrics beyond earned income, throughput, and educational outcomes are underdeveloped. If museum and library content is licensed, not owned, how can we work within those licenses to allow visitors to use and remix to their heart’s content? What’s in the crystal ball for museums and libraries?