The Big Difference Between Branding and Marketing for Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit Village wrote , “Branding is strategic. It’s a little different in the nonprofit sector because you typically have two to three points of view because of your audience and the way your organization is structured.

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Driving Donor Engagement: Five Essential Elements of the NPO Website

Byte Technology

This may seem like a simple, no-brainer question to ask, but NPO experts are quick to lament the lack of a clear, coherent message on some organization’s websites. So any good NPO site should have a way for them to make their views on the topic known. Fundraising Nonprofit Web Design

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Digital Strategy and Your NPO [INFOGRAPHIC]

NonProfit Hub

It’s time for nonprofits to take a gigantic leap into the digital world by focusing on strategy. Click below to enlarge the infographic and see how nonprofits ranked their digital strategy for 2015. We live in a technologically advanced world.

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Social Superpower: Using Facebook to Increase Your NPO’s Website Traffic

Byte Technology

However, many NPO social media managers who have gone to great and laborious lengths to create fantastic website content may be unclear on just how to leverage this powerful opportunity. Nonprofit Social Media Web Design

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Understanding What Motivates Millennials to Give to Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

And now with millennials coming of age, many of us nonprofit professionals are working to understand their giving potential and, more importantly, how to tap into it. They’re not a nonprofit, but they’ve struck a chord with the millennials who buy up these shoes like crazy.

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Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in our April/May issue of Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Volunteer engagement isn’t just a trivial award or public recognition, but rather part of a nonprofit’s culture. At HALO, the volunteer-nonprofit relationship starts from the first interaction.

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Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

AFP Blog

Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO : You’ve got social media covered. At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through some of the lesser known social media sites that can help your nonprofit with efficiency and productivity Facebook? Please—you were an early adopter. And Twitter? You could do 140 characters or less in your sleep.

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Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

These are the key points Pelton discussed that your nonprofit can apply right away. The post Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Look out, Baltimore—there are fundraisers invading the harbor.

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Why You Should Recruit Millennials to Boost Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

Last week, we wrote about how to recruit life-time volunteers for your nonprofit instead of relying on one-time helpers. Here are some reasons your nonprofit could benefit from specifically targeting millennials. When they donate, the money goes off and is used by the nonprofit.

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How to Sell Millennials on Your NPO [Video]

NonProfit Hub

News flash: Millennials don’t care about your nonprofit. What nonprofits need to realize is that… Millennials don’t care about you. Nonprofits have been dedicating precious time and money toward getting the younger generation on board with donating.

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6 Things We’ve Learned from Horror Movies (and Your NPO Should Know) [INFOGRAPHIC]

NonProfit Hub

The post 6 Things We’ve Learned from Horror Movies (and Your NPO Should Know) [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. We’ve all seen it play out in a horror flick—blood curdling screams and people being picked out one-by-one wondering…what’s next?

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The NonProfit Times - "Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield

AFP Blog

The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield By Mark Hrywna The battle started with two major deals at the beginning of the year. Software giant Blackbaud bought Target Software and Target Analysis Group for $60 million. Online fundraising firm Convio acquired rival GetActive for almost $18 million on the same day.

Taking Your NPO to the Cloud: What You Need to Know

NonProfit Hub

But if you’re walking around your nonprofit without considering putting your data in the cloud, you’re oblivious to some other opportunities that exist. So what is nonprofit cloud storage, and is it right for your organization? Featured Nonprofit Technology Volunteer Management

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Why Cultivating Relationships with Current Donors is Vital for Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

Quality and quantity are easily confused in the nonprofit world. And so many nonprofits are on this what I call the acquisition treadmill where they’re having to bring in new donors to replace the ones that are leaving. Featured Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Plan

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5 Web Design Trends and How Your NPO Can Take Advantage

NonProfit Hub

This trend plays right into the hands of many nonprofit organizations. In the nonprofit sector where statistics are a great way to raise awareness, infographics should be used often. The post 5 Web Design Trends and How Your NPO Can Take Advantage appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Help Your NPO Climb to the Top of Social Media Engagement [INFOGRAPHIC]

NonProfit Hub

The post Help Your NPO Climb to the Top of Social Media Engagement [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. It’s no longer a matter of if your organization needs to be on social media.

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Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through some of the lesser known social media sites that can help your nonprofit with efficiency and productivity. Nonprofits pay a 2.5% What’s your nonprofit waiting for?

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5 Steps to Lay the Groundwork for Your NPO’s Social Media Plan

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers. If you haven’t started with social media yet and have nothing to review, this is a great time to realize the potential that you have with your digital presence and start thinking about the message you want your NPO to convey. By knowing more about your prospective constituents, you will be able to assess the voice of your NPO and tweak content accordingly in order to reach your audience on a more personal level.

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3 Reasons to Add Your NPO’s Phone Number to Google Search

NonProfit Hub

By using Corporate Contact markup on your nonprofit’s website, you can add your organization’s contact information to Google’s Knowledge panel in some searches. Knowledge panels can prominently display your customer service phone number, which will show up on a search results page next to your NPO’s name. When people see your nonprofit show up in search results with contact information right there, it gives them confidence that you’re legit.

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The Board of the Rings: Assembling an Epic Board to Save Your NPO (and Maybe Middle Earth)

NonProfit Hub

Building a Board of Directors might not seem like the most exciting part of running a nonprofit, but it doesn’t have to be that way! The Lord of the Rings trilogy is here to save your nonprofit by keying you in to the bare essentials of team-building.

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5 Reasons Every Nonprofit Should Use Text Messaging [Infographic]

Mobile Commons

At Mobile Commons, we believe every nonprofit should use mobile campaigns as an engagement strategy. Visit our Mobile Commons for Nonprofits page for more information on our product offerings. All Posts Blog Collateral Infographics Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Resources

I’ll Text You! SMS For Your Nonprofit Organization

Mobile Commons

The webinar covered how nonprofits can use SMS campaigns to engage their supporters with mobile. Visit our Mobile Commons for Nonprofits page to learn more about how your nonprofit can use text messaging campaigns to engage your supporters!

NPO Evaluation, IE6, Still Waters for Wave

Idealware

Here are a few updates topics I've posted on in the last few months: Nonprofit Assessment The announcement that GuideStar , Charity Navigator and others would be moving away from the 990 form as their primary source for assessing nonprofit performance raised a lot of interesting questions, such as "How will assessments of outcomes be standardized in a way that is not too subjective?" and "What will be required of nonprofits in order to make those assessments?"

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Berkman Center NPO Blogging Session Notes/Photo

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We shouldn't just promote the use of blogs to nonprofits, but a total internet communication strategy -- talk about all the stuff, podcasting, wikis, and encourage use of a coordinated strategy. Let's not encourage nonprofits to "set up a blog, it's easy."

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NGO/NPO Meme - tagged by Nancy White

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I didn't see that practically a week ago, Nancy White, tagged me with the NGO/NPO Memo. Nonprofit Online News: This is written by Michael Gilbert and is probably the oldest blog that covers nonprofit issues. Anyway, if you are interested in nonprofit resources, this is a great blog to follow. I want to find Nonprofit tech resources beyond the America's borders, I also start searching on Itrainonline , DigitalDivide Network , or Development Gateway ICT section.

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Social Media and Web2.0 NPO Best Practices Wiki Carnival

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Modeled after blog carnivals like Kivi Leroux Miller's Carnival of Nonprofit Consultants , David and Michele are asking for contributions and ideas for their respective wikis on social media/web 2.0 and nonprofits. Photo from Obbino in Flickr. The Wiki Carnival is coming next week!

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The MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures Break Through Award for NPO

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In addition, this year there is a new award for innovation nonprofit organizations called The MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures BreakThrough Award. s a salute to any nonprofit or public sector agency that takes on local, national, or international challenges by engaging this vast and vibrant workforce for the common good. Civic Ventures is known for its purpose prize, a new initiative to invest in Americans over 60 who are leading a new age of social innovation.

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7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

Connection Cafe

Though nonprofits understand the power of imagery, many still struggle with : Getting their message out there. With a new year, many nonprofit organizations are gearing up their digital marketing campaigns to spread the word and hopefully increase their impact on the world.

A Tale of Three NPO Facebook Apps | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Imagine a holiday campaign where users saw their feed full of donations their friends were making to NPO’s – it’s much more visible than an email gift, and gives you passalong value without even requiring them to enter friends’ email addresses.

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Three Tips for Promoting Your Mobile Campaign at Large Events

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Calls to Action Customer News Events Nonprofit npo Text Messages Use Cases Big events and festivals are a great way to reach new subscribers, recruit volunteers, and offer exclusive rewards for opting in to your mobile list.

5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Calls to Action Inspirations Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Your organization may have created the world’s greatest mobile campaign, but the real question is how are you going to get people to opt in?

3 Steps for a Successful Start to Your Mobile Campaign

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Text Messages To get the best possible results from your mobile campaign, it’s important to start off on the right foot. The first few months are crucial in spreading the word about your campaign and building your mobile list.

Podcast: No Kid Hungry Explains How Text Messaging Connects Families to Free Lunches

Mobile Commons

In Episode 8 of Using the Whole Whale , a podcast on data and technology and the nonprofit world, Jason Wilson from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign shares his story of how text messaging campaigns are ending childhood hunger in America.

Why Text Messaging is the Best Way for Schools to Increase Enrollment [Infographic]

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Collateral Nonprofit npo Our Products “High school kids don’t use email. They use SMS a lot,” said Mark Zuckerberg, way back in 2011 – and that trend has only increased.

“Hey guys, Barack here.” The President Texts About Student Debt

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Government Nonprofit npo Use Cases Today, DoSomething.org announced that their audience of young people could text President Obama their questions about student debt…and the president would text back ! Well, the president has answered his first question.

New Yorkers Find Out Where to Vote over Text Message

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Company News Government Nonprofit npo Use Cases Why Mobile Commons Mobile Commons is launching a new polling place locator to ensure that New Yorkers can find their way to the polls on Tuesday’s election.

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Justin Long and DoSomething.org Want To Help You Find Your V-Spot

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Calls to Action nonprofit npo Use CasesHaving trouble finding your V-Spot? You’re not alone. In 2008, 1.9 million people couldn’t find their V-Spots – that is, their voting spots, according to a new ad from DoSomething.org.

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FastCoExist Features Mobile Commons Enroll

Mobile Commons

Mobile Commons Enroll offers nonprofits and health care organizations a straightforward way to educate the uninsured with a series of easy-to-understand text messages. All Posts Blog Government health Mobile Commons Enroll Nonprofit npo Press

Piers Morgan on Mobile Commons Advocacy: “I Love This Idea. This is Direct Action.”

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Calls to Action Nonprofit npo Press Success Stories Successes Use Cases Two days ago, Rachel Maddow called Mobile Commons Advocacy a “smart” tool that can put political pressure on legislative decision makers in Washington.

Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Nonprofit npo Text Messages Use Cases When circumstances change quickly, SMS can keep people informed. After the Affordable Care Act launched, the government’s website was so overrun with demand, that people had trouble accessing it.

CWA Uses Text Messages to Rally Their Members with Real-Time Updates

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Nonprofit npo Text Messages Use Cases Communications Workers of America , the largest telecommunications union in the country, is using text messaging to communicate with their members and assemble them at a moment’s notice.

New Study Shows that Planned Parenthood’s Live Text Chat Program Relieves Teen Anxiety

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Customer News health Nonprofit npo Press Text Messages Use Cases A new study from the Journal of Medical Internet Research shows that Planned Parenthood’s live text chat hotline helps relieve teens’ anxiety.

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Western New Yorkers Fight Air Pollution Can Fight Air Pollution Over Text

Mobile Commons

All Posts Blog Nonprofit npo Use Cases Niagara-region citizens are breathing easier thanks to a series of new mobile messaging campaigns to fight air pollution from Grow 716 , the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo , and the Clear Air Coalition of Western New York.