Amy Sample Ward Kills it with her Presentation on Social Media for Nonprofits

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Amy Sample Ward, CEO of the Nonprofit Technology Network, shared some excellent social media strategies during her webinar. nonprofit webinar social media nten amy-sample-ward

Video Interview: NetSquared with Amy Sample Ward


While at South by South West Interactive (SXSWi) Amy Sample Ward spent some time talking with me about how NetSquared ( about ) serves the nonprofit industry. NetSquared is focused on the intersection of technology and social impact. Their mission is to help hundreds of thousands of non-profit organizations utilize the community empowering capabilities of the Internet to achieve social change

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[PODCAST] The Ins and Outs of Community Engagement | Ft. Amy Sample Ward

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NTEN’s CEO, Amy Sample Ward, and Randy covered a lot of topics in this week’s podcast. Amy referenced her blog , where she writes about the ever-changing world of social media, engagement and the nonprofit sector in relation to generations. It’s no secret that nonprofit branding is important to the success of your organization, but Amy had some different ideas on whether or not it’s the right thing to focus on. Amy Sample Ward appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement


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. For nonprofits, an effective call to action is paramount.

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Sample Timeline for End of the Year Fundraising Text Messages

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So your nonprofit has been extra good this year, and you made your list and checked it twice. However, even the best nonprofits can use a second eye in making sure that their end of year fundraising campaign is in tiptop shape. To make your EOY campaign planning a little easier, our expert mobile strategists have put together a sample timeline to help you plan your end of year fundraising text messages. Sample timeline for EOY fundraising text messages.

19 Proven Fundraising Ideas from Nonprofit Experts


by Beth Kanter, Social Media Expert and Author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. by Amy Sample Ward, Author of Social Change Anytime Everywhere and Membership Director at NTEN. Nonprofits + Internet = People Inspiring People. by Ted Hart , ACFRE and Host of The Nonprofit Coach on Blog Talk Radio. He digs helping nonprofits excel at digital marketing, social media and online fundraising. If you’re looking for Fundraising Ideas you’ve come to the right place.

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11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

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Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). I used this as an opportunity to ask nonprofit experts and thought leaders a simple but important question: what’s the most important thing nonprofits should know when it comes to embracing technology to advance their mission? Here are the top 11 tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.

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Happy Birthday Amy Sample Ward!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today is Amy Sample Ward's Birthday! I got a chance to meet Amy when I was in Portland, Oregon a few weeks back to do a workshop and really appreciated the opportunity to geek out about nonprofit tech and social media! Happy Birthday! I've been reading Amy's blog now since she started it back in October.

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

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As a nonprofit professional, how do you learn? That’s why we developed a unique education program for and by nonprofit professionals. Our approach is informed by new research, which found that nonprofits find great value in online learning. We recently partnered with Cornerstone Foundation to publish a report investigating the way nonprofits use technology to support education—internally with staff, board, and volunteers, as well as with external constituents.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign. You may also want to include any notable moments in the nonprofit’s history, changes in mission or vision, strategic partnerships, and other information you consider relevant to the campaign. The Best Nonprofit Digital Campaigns Collection (EveryAction).

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Good Sample Business Principles

Eric Jacobson

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. Find The Ideal Tone For Your Emails When To Coach And When To Counsel Must-Read Book For Nonprofit Leaders ▼ September (14) Definitions Of Key Business Terms Be A Manager Who Makes Decisions How To Create A "Best Places To Work" Company How Sports (Or Band) Can Make You A Better Leader How Do You Answer These Leadership Questions?

NTEN Announces Amy Sample Ward as new Chief Executive Officer


The Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN) today announced the selection of Amy Sample Ward as NTEN’s new Chief Executive Officer. May 29, 2013. read more

I’m Celebrating NTEN on #GivingTuesday (Dec. 3rd at 9 am PST) – Join Me and NTEN CEO Amy Sample Ward

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3) to celebrate NTEN , a small nonprofit, and its work to support the largest and most caring community of nonprofit techies to do their best work. Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward. NTEN is the premier US nonprofit technology organization. Join me for a chat on #GivingTuesday, December 3 at 9:00 am PST on my LinkedIn Influencer blog with NTEN CEO, Amy Sample Ward.

Nonprofit Technology Link Love

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Nonprofit Technology Link Love July 30, 2008 Here are posts from a small sampling of bloggers I regularly read: Holly Ross shows her geek cred in a great post about DNS. Amy Sample Ward let’s us know how to give green.

Big Announcements. Big Innovation. Big Ideas| #bbcon Day 2

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Millennials and Gen Y came up a lot in both sessions which makes sense given the sessions were on Your Future Donor and The Future of Nonprofit Technology. Underinvestments—time, money and energy—Are Not Helping Nonprofits Overcome Significant Challenges. Under investment, mostly money, was a theme at the Future of Nonprofit Technology session in the context of % of budget spent on technology.

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Amy Sample Ward, Community Builder and Nptechie: How I Have Fun and Do Good

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T he fourth guest post in my have fun, do good blogger series is by Amy Sample Ward. She is also the CDI Community Development Manager for TechSoup Global where her work focuses on developing new programs and opportunities to strengthen and grow the global networks for changemakers, innovators and nonprofit organizations making our world a better place. Happy Monday, Have Fun, Do Gooders!

Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward: Want a peek at my RSS: Here it is!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech When it comes to “nptech” or nonprofit technology, there are more blogs and organizations and resources than any one person can find, let alone keep track of! Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS Why?

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Watch Out for Amy Sample Ward with a Hammer


There are four weeks left in our quest to raise $10,000 to send 50 nonprofits to the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference in San Francisco this April. We're over a quarter of the way there! At NTEN headquarters, we're doing everything WE can think of to raise that money. All I can say is, it's a good thing we've got you to help out! Our bake sale was crumb-y (get it?), mining for bitcoin took too long, and we struck out at our bowl-a-thon.

Share Your Story: Building Blocks of Social by Amy Sample Ward

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tags: nonprofit nptech ). Earlier this week the Storytelling & Social Media series from NTEN and TechSoup Global launched with Amy Sample Ward , who is the community builder at Netsquared , as the first speaker. Social Media Building Blocks View more presentations or upload your own. Her slides are above and she did a brilliant job of covering the basics! If you're not already reading her blog, you should subscribe now!

Congrats to Amy Sample Ward Connec+ipedian of the Year and Bon Voyage!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Amy Sample Ward , a major player in the nonprofit technology blogosphere, has been named Connec+ipedian of the Year , an innovative example of nonprofits working wikily and that Amy helped design and launch. Amy is about to move from the West Coast to London - yet she still found the time to volunteer as a editor for the WeAreMedia project. That's what I love about Amy - very willing to contribute to the community

Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward -- The Power of Vision: Review of “The Pollyanna Principles”

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Submitted by Amy Sample Ward, publisher of Amy Sample Ward’s Version of NPTech Hildy Gottlieb’s new book The Pollyanna Principles is a handbook for starting a revolution in social benefit organization design and practice, but it isn’t the revolution. There is so much talk both online and offline, from inside organizations and from outside, that “nonprofits are broken.”

The Art of Saying Thank you: Amy Sample Ward, Darren Barefoot, and Michele Martin

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My first job in the nonprofit field over 28 years ago was in development office at the New England Conservatory and later at the Boston Symphony. Amy Sample Ward put the Global Giving Widget on her Facebook profile. I got to meet Amy when I was in Portland earlier this month and enjoyed the opportunity to talk about social media and nonprofits.

Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have


A new year means new resolutions, and for nonprofits that often falls into the category of better fundraising practices. If you’re a nonprofit professional you know what it’s like to drown in excel spreadsheets tracking your supporters, donations, major gifts prospects, and almost anything else. Here are some key tools your nonprofit should have to meet your reporting needs: Customizable reports that allow you to get roll up data and detailed data.

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

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24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits : "The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan" 'via Blog this

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Content Marketing for Nonprofits [Survey]

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Content marketing isn’t a widely used term in the nonprofit and charity world. I’ve shared some thoughts here on npENGAGE as well as other publications about how nonprofits are doing content marketing. On the other hand, nonprofits produce and use content all the time! This year we’ll be producing the very first content marketing research for nonprofits ! Why do we Need Nonprofit Content Marketing Research? A Few Sample Content Marketing Research Questions.

Open Source CRMs – people like them?

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Open Source CRMs – people like them? and although the sample sizes were small, and not representative of the nonprofit sector as a whole, the people surveyed seemed to like the open source tools available. » Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology 12.14.07

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

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In part two of this series, “ How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves ,” we examined common factors that organizations should take into account when considering how much to set aside for their operating reserves. reserve ratio, outlines and sample language). What the Nonprofit Finance Fund calls “chronic surpluses” is the best way to build reserve funds.

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Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn

Amy Sample Ward

Topic : Podcast: How Nonprofits Can Use LinkedIn. Description : In this month’s edition of Social Good, Allison Fine, the host, interviews Amy Sample Ward, community development manager at TechSoup Global, and Estrella Rosenberg, founder and executive director of Big Love Little Hearts in Chicago and author of the blog Adventures in Philanthropy. Sample Ward and Ms. Date : December 2nd, 2010. Location : Online.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Teach Supporters to Fundraise and Provide Samples. Provide samples of everything. Supply sample fundraising emails, Facebook posts, tweets, phone scripts, thank you notes, approved logos, etc. Nonprofit Fundraising Blackbaud event fundraising event fundraising tips everydayhero fundraising events Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social FundraisingTurning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy.

A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits


What goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action? One that every nonprofits should think about from time to time. Read more about the #1 Reason Why Nonprofit Websites Fail. Create Personas and outline tasks: Create a sample person that represents each audience group you serve. Learn more about nonprofit website priority and the use of wireframes to figure out how to kill the noise.

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December 2020 COVID Relief – How the Latest COVID Relief Legislation Could Provide Relief to Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

PPP , created through the CARES Act, provide s small businesses and nonprofit organizations with up to $10M or 2.5X (250%) of their average monthly payroll, whichever is less , t o cover eight weeks of payroll expenses and for making payments toward debt obligations. .

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What Gmail’s New Settings Mean for Your Nonprofit Email Strategy

Connection Cafe

A few years ago nonprofit email marketers were thrown for a loop when Gmail implemented a tabbed in-box for various kinds of messages (primary, email and social). However, within the last few months, Gmail has put in additional settings and rules that are having a significant impact on how, or whether, a nonprofit’s email message is making it to a constituent’s in-box at all. The single most important issue for nonprofit email marketers is engagement.

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Managing Conflicts of Interest: Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

Connection Cafe

If you’re involved in the leadership of a nonprofit organization, the last thing you want is a conflict-of-interest scandal to hurt the reputation of your organization. To protect the organization—and yourself—you should make sure that the nonprofit you represent adopts a written conflict of interest policy and communicates this policy to board members and staff. Nonprofit Management conflict of interest financial management nonprofit leadership policies and procedures

[Survey] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2015

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On the other hand, nonprofits produce and use content all the time in order to connect with their supporters! This year we’ll be producing the second edition of the annual report – Nonprofit Content Marketing: 2014 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends ! Why do we Need Nonprofit Content Marketing Research? In the first edition of the nonprofit content marketing report we learned that: 92% of nonprofit professionals use content marketing.

Your 3 Week GivingTuesday Checklist

Connection Cafe

To get started, check out the sample social media posts in Blackbaud’s free GivingTuesday toolkit. It’s hard to believe that we are now just three weeks away from GivingTuesday!

Why is the Cloud Right for Your Nonprofit?

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits are striving to invest more in their core missions, decrease the cost of operations, and ultimately execute more successfully. In other words, the cloud can provide both cost savings and innovative, integrated solutions that enable your nonprofit to be the best it can be. Cloud services are maturing at unprecedented rates and nonprofits now have options they’ve never had before. Amy Sample Ward, CEO, NTEN. Integrated Solutions Specific to Nonprofits.

2011 Nonprofit Day

Amy Sample Ward

Amid all these changes, what’s the role of nonprofit organizations? This panel will discuss the larger picture of movement building, nonprofit organizations, and what we can learn about recent events that change what we do and how we interact with the world we’re trying to impact. Presenters: Amy Sample Ward , Membership Director, NTEN (moderator). Nonprofit Day. presentation Presentations from 2011 11npd movement building nonprofit panel

YouTube Unveils New Fundraising Tool for Nonprofits: Associations Now

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YouTube Unveils New Fundraising Tool for Nonprofits: Associations Now : For associations that have tried using social media to fundraise, the YouTube Nonprofits Program could prove a valuable complement to existing campaign strategies, especially in the area of relationship building, said Amy Sample Ward, membership director at NTEN, the Nonprofit Technology Network

[Take the Survey!] Nonprofit Content Marketing – Benchmarks, Budgets and Trends for 2016

Connection Cafe

Over the past few years, we’ve witnessed a surge in content marketing in the nonprofit world. This year we’ll be producing the third edition of the annual report — Nonprofit Content Marketing: 2015 Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends ! In an effort to help nonprofits better understand content marketing and how it’s being used in our sector, we’ve partnered with Joe Pulizzi and CMI – an organization that’s passionate about content marketing and a leader in the space.

Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014

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Some interesting prognostications collected by Tech Soup Nonprofit Technology News Celebrity Forecasts for 2014 : Now that this year is wrapping up and we have the verdict on nonprofit technology trends for 2013, we queried charity Technorati like Amy Sample Ward, Beth Kanter, Marnie Webb, Peter Campbell, Nicole Wallace, the entire crew at Idealware, Lucy Bernholz, and other luminaries to find out what is in their crystal balls for 2014

EveryAction's 8 Most Useful Nonprofit Resources of 2016


With just a couple of weeks left, take stock of the most useful content from our blog and nonprofit content library and get a jumpstart on making 2017 the best year for your organization yet! The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. If you're looking for ways to connect with the nonprofit community, up your professional development game, or just want to learn something new, this is the resource for you. The 100 Best Nonprofit Websites of 2016.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 5: Visual Design

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the tenth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. We’ll then develop 2-3 very different mood boards depicting some sample imagery, graphics, fonts and styles that might appear in a visual design that reflects said personality. Interactive Web Design communication design discovery interactive Non-Profit nonprofit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience user research web design website

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 178: Winning Back Lapsed Donors

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Choosing a sample population that reflects the outcome you’re looking for. Understanding the Reasons for Nonprofit Donor Churn. Podcast lapsed donors nonprofit fundraising strategy re-engagement campaigns