Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Methods and Metrics for Assessing Civic Tech, Guest post by Anne Whatley, Network Impact.

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Methods for Facilitating Innovation in Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The curriculum was based on their “ Innovating for People ” design methods recipe book and “ taxonomy for innovation.” Understanding: Methods for Analyzing Challenges and Opportunities. Making: Methods for Envisioning Future Possibilities.

5 Methods for Avoiding Procrastination for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I found this wonderful comic on Mashable “ The Field Guide to Procrastination ” that identifies 12 different methods for work avoidance or procrastination, defined in Wikipedia as “ putting off tasks for a later date.” What is your method?

Method 142

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method. Guest Post by Lewis Haidt. For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect.

Method 102

The POST Method for Creating a Social Media Strategy (INFOGRAPHIC)

John Haydon

The POST method (People, Objectives, Strategy, Technology) was originally coined by Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff in their book, Groundswell (Harvard Business Review Press) is a proven framework for developing a social media strategy.

Method 114

Online Giving Grows as Charities Polish Their Methods

AFP Blog

Online Giving Grows as Charities Polish Their Methods : According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, online giving is growing at a blistering pace. Two studies cited by the Chronicle indicate that online donations to 115,000 nonprofits rose by 14 percent to $2.1-billion, just between 2011 and 2012; and that online contributions to the largest 149 charities in the US also grew 14 percent, to $785-million

Method 142

How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method

SocialFish

Here’s the full article reprinted by permission – would love to know if anyone is using this Twitter Leapfrog Method or anything similar. allows you to track how many clicks you receive on your article, so you can evaluate whether or not this method works for you.

The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI

AFP Blog

The KISS Method For Determining Social Media ROI : "Attend any corporate meeting on social media initiatives and it’s likely that you’ll hear a question or two along the lines of “how is this selling us more product” or “what’s the ROI on these activities”?

Method 122

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact by Meg Rulli. Is Your Nonprofit Using Lean Start Up Methods for Lean Impact? Note from Beth: Last week during the Google Hangout hosted by the Packard Foundation , someone asked me “What’s Next?”

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Method Tweeting at sxsw

Beaconfire Wire

These are some of the topics we will be discussing during our sxsw panel, Method Tweeting for Non profits (and other players). For non profits, establishing a voice & brand on Twitter can be a tricky proposition.

Method Tweeting at sxsw

Beaconfire Wire

These are some of the topics we will be discussing during our sxsw panel, Method Tweeting for Non profits (and other players). UPDATE: Our panel was just named one of the 80+ things not to miss at sxsw by Mashable!

The K.I.S.S Method

Beaconfire Wire

Life altering, game changing, world saving – these are phrases that get tossed around a lot in our sector, with good reason. Being passionate about helping non-profits succeed through technology is why we are always looking for new ways to engage our audiences.

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing

Vertex Systems

5 Methods to Integrate Case Files with Service Billing. You are invited to our next webinar in the “Closing the Gap” series: 5 Methods to Integrate Case Notes with Service Billing. When your team feels being ‘spread thin,’ it seems natural to put off case notes ‘until later.’

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6 direct marketing methods to gain social media influencers : Page 1 of 2 : Target Marketing

AFP Blog

6 direct marketing methods to gain social media influencers : Page 1 of 2 : Target Marketing : 'm a big fan of social media. I jumped on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest, etc., but it didn't occur to me until recently that social media could help direct marketers by leveraging influencers. In other words, I was a purist—I was communicating on social media for the pure joy of talking to people, meeting them and learning.

Method 130

Determination Pays Off: Successful Selection Methods

FI Space

the proposed new regulations evidently appear to be much more difficult then your current one although through the planned DTC / GST rules, the Federal Government has accepted the need of fresh income system. Boring? Perhaps with a people.

Determination Pays Off: Successful Selection Methods

FI Space

the proposed new regulations evidently appear to be much more difficult then your current one although through the planned DTC / GST rules, the Federal Government has accepted the need of fresh income system. Boring? Perhaps with a people.

Method Tweeting: Act I

Beaconfire Wire

When you go to the theatre, it’s a given that the words of a playwright are being channeled through the characters on stage. Every line uttered is steeped in the identity of the person speaking, but placed there by the author, whose goal was to make a statement.

Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA

AFP Blog

Community Foundation launches new fundraising method | Home | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA : LAFAYETTE — The Community Foundation of Acadiana launched a new donation method — an embeddable fundraising widget — to make it easier for people to give to nonprofit organizations that are assisting those recovering from last week’s flash flooding.

Method 116

A Periodic table of Visualization Methods

Tech Soup Blog

This brilliant and useful chart made by Ralph Lengler and Martin Eppler at Visual Literacy takes the good old periodic table of the elements and changes each item into a type of visualization method to assist planning, thinking and communicating.

Tried-and-True Methods for Reaching Older Donors: A Quick Guide

NonProfit Hub

The post Tried-and-True Methods for Reaching Older Donors: A Quick Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Himanshu Sareen, an Indian entrepreneur and corporate executive, is the founder and CEO of Icreon , an IT consultancy and software solutions firm with offices in the U.S.,

Learning from Example: Innovative methods to engage your online community

NTEN

Sophia Guevara. Social Media Fellow. Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy. What do clean water and foundation libraries have in common? Online community management, for one thing. Learning from my fellowship at EPIP and other organizations’ experiences, I have learned three important lessons about engaging an online community. Community community engagement Program

Choosing the Right Bandwagon to Jump On

Connection Cafe

Making the right choices about fundraising methods and the best mix to employ is what separates real winners in fundraising from the “also rans.”. Nonprofit Fundraising fundraising ideas fundraising methods fundraising tipsGiven that the next 13 months in the U.S.

Method 237

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The most common methods of conducting voter registration are: 1. Clipboarding “Clipboarding,” or simply standing in a highly trafficked public place with voter registration materials is the most common method of doing voter registration.

The Best Productivity Tools: Time-Saving Methods to Find Digital Tools

Tech Soup Blog

A recent NetSquared London Meetup investigated the IT tools that can be used to get nonprofit operations done cheaply and effectively. It also delved into how nonprofits can tackle the process of finding the tech that helps the most when you don't necessarily have the time to research.

The most effective method to Determine Who to Hire To Be Your Next Ideal Web Developer

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Basic Benefits and Drawbacks You Need to Know About Different Web Developer Types. I get requested to do site evaluates a considerable measure and now and again it’s out and out unfortunate to catch wind of the battles and difficulties business people and entrepreneurs confront when endeavoring to locate the correct web designer.

Carp Method

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

CARP Vs. CRAP Homepage is a little image editing tutorial from Bernie Dodge. Some basics about visual design

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

An RFP is a structured, formal method of obtaining specific information from vendors, including: answers to your questions, personalized solutions to specific problems, and pricing information.

6 Link Building Methods for Nonprofits and Charities

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Melanie Nathan SEO & Link Earning Strategist Top Draw. This blog post is for nonprofit organizations and charities that are looking to increase their online exposure (without spending loads of money) so they can receive more volunteers, donations, attention etc. Here are some tips for nonprofits to improve link earning within their online communities. Focus on Quality Content.

A Pyramid of Online Communication Methods

Idealware

But for most nonprofits, especially smaller ones, doing more of one method means doing less of another, meaning that the decision as to what you do, and not just how you do it, is a critical one I would propose the following "Online Communications Pyramid" (this is from a slide that's in both our Online Communications on a Shoestring and our Considering Social Media seminars). I've been thinking a lot recently about how nonprofits should divide their time spent in online communications.

Usability Methods: Fast and Inexpensive Can Work | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

05/17/2010: Method Tweeting: Act I Updates in Your Inbox Beaconfire at Play More of Beaconfire Bloggers photos www. Usability methods don’t have to be expensive to be effective. For everyday design projects, discount usability methods are the best. While it’s true that an anual usability check-up will be a little more expensive, the usability methods used when designing a site can be fast and inexpensive.

Digital Storytelling Methods: Time and Resources Needed?

Tech Soup Blog

This post was authored by Evonne Heyning, and cross-posted from NonprofitCommons.org. We have thousands of new digital storytellers joining us for TweetChats, webinars, and events with the TechSoup Digital Storytelling Challenge this month and many questions have been coming in! You can view some of the forum questions from last week and chime in with your own questions anytime this week. read more. Event Hardware Marketing Multimedia & Graphics Software Tech Planning Web 2.0 Tools

The Definitive Collection of Idea Generation Methods

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Leith also has another site about large group intervention methods , including a description for open-space technology approach Here's a collection of group creative problem-solving techniques catalogued by UK consultant Martin Leith. Some of these might be appropriate for small group activities in a training for brainstorming new ideas related to the topic of the training. Here's a classic - brainstorming on post-it notes.

Website Usability Testing: Four Methods for Gathering Feedback

NTEN

She'll present four cheap and fast methods to solicit qualitative feedback from your users at our upcoming webinar, " Website Usability Testing 101 ". > You'll learn: Four methods from gathering qualitative feedback The best (cheap) online tools to help conduct your research Examples of insights gained from real projects Why did our staff page make someone want to donate?

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How BTOP Funding Is Informing Innovative Training Methods

Tech Soup Blog

This post originally appeared on the TechSoup for Libraries blog and was authored by Jennifer Anthony. In remote and underserved communities, training on computers and related technology is often critical to ensure that residents are equipped with up-to-date skills. A nonprofit organization in New Mexico and Maine's state library are using the funds from the NTIA's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) grant to fund innovative ways to provide necessary training in such communities.

Beautiful Web Fonts Part 1 – The Flash Method

Beaconfire Wire

Basically, this method relies on javascript and Flash to replace plain old HTML text with the same text in a small Flash file during the loading of the Web page in your browser. Beautiful fonts are one of the holy grails of Web Design.

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Connecting Up Conference: Stuart Jones - Fritz and Sauce Method for Dealing With Information Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was lucky enough to attend a breakout session called "The Fritz and Sauce Method For Dealing With Information Overload" conducted by Stuart Jones from the Old Milang School House Project. What metaphor might you use to describe your method for avoiding information overload I'm behind in posting my notes from my visit to Australia and the Connecting Up Conference. So, expect to see a flood of posts over the next weeks.

Why Measuring Should Come First

John Haydon

According to the POST method , starting with “People” first always works: People: What do your people want from you? Strategy measuring social media monitoring social media POST method

The PREP Method of Design: Start with the Right Questions to Appeal to the Right Audience

NTEN

Since we are a culture of acronyms, I fondly call it the “PREP” method: Plan – Research – Execute – Proact. (I Christy Van Hegten, Event360, Inc. Two houses stand side-by-side. One has a nice, tidy entry way, the other, a boring, paint-peeling façade. If someone is shopping for a home to invest in, they're more likely to enter the home with the nicer entry first, right? When someone visits your website, the first impression they'll likely get is still your homepage.

Innocentive Online Collaboration Successful in Identifying Potentially Money-Saving Methods for TB Drug Production

Influence

The result: Simpler and safer methods for making the Phase II TB drug candidate PA-824 have been proposed to the TB Alliance by two winners of a scientific challenge. I've been a fan of an online community called Innocentive and a new announcement about how their program has successfully matched researchers with funders is a testament to the power of their online collaboration program.

More patent office silliness

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

At the same time as the patent office is granting business method patents that everyone knows have tons of prior art, they are busy rejecting trademarks, based on who knows what, exactly. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology More patent office silliness August 10, 2005 OK, this is great.

Method 100

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

Everyaction

Now that you have an idea of how donors in the US are giving, it’s time to look at the methods used to reach these sources. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

Everyaction

Since moving to a streamlined system, they say that donors are “blown away” by their ability to quickly change their contact methods and other preferences when asked.

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

Everyaction

Having this information available online is a great way to start conversation with donors who may have not yet considered these methods of supporting the organization. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.