Nonprofits Using Social Media to Engage and Share, Says Sage North America Survey | SYS-CON INDIA

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PRESS ReleaseNonprofits Using Social Media to Engage and Share, Says Sage North America Survey | SYS-CON INDIA: "AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 10/28/09 -- Sage North America today announced the results of its recently conducted social media survey for nonprofit organizations in the U.S.

Jewish Federations of North America Use Text-to-Pledge to Raise Thousands of Dollars in a Crisis

Mobile Commons

The Jewish Federations of North America recently launched a fundraising campaign using “text-to-pledge” – and raised thousands of dollars in response. Mobile messaging can be a powerful way to raise money quickly. It’s simple to make a direct appeal to your entire mobile list, and easy for your supporters to give. But when most people think about mobile giving, they think of text-to-give.

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Peer Insight On Providing Value Through Member Benefits

Wild Apricot

Here is some insight from our Small Membership Advisory Community about member benefits offered at their business and trade associations across North America. membership

The Ultimate Membership Renewal Guide

Wild Apricot

With access to thousands of organization across North America, we decided to conduct an extensive survey on their membership renewal practices. If you are looking for ideas to refresh your membership renewal process, you’re not alone! We combined the results from that survey to research conducted by the Membership Marketing Benchmarking Report (published by Marketing General Incorporated) and other sources to create this helpful guide

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Top 2015 Nonprofit Content Marketing Challenges Are Budget and Buy-In

AFP Blog

Top 2015 Nonprofit Content Marketing Challenges Are Budget and Buy-In : "One of the top takeaways from the CMI’s report, entitled “2015 Nonprofit Content Marketing: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America,” is that 23 percent of nonprofits have documented content strategies in place.

Sage Launches Financial Certification Program for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

Sage Launches Financial Certification Program for Nonprofits: "Sage North America has launched a certification program for its Sage MIP Fund Accounting nonprofit customers aimed at gaining recognition for their expertise through continuing professional education-eligible workshops

Text-to-donate a huge success

AFP Blog

30, 2010Text-to-give campaigns are one of the biggest philanthropic success stories of 2010, with mobile relief efforts having raised tens of millions in micro-donations across North America -- more than $750,000 of which came from Canadian phones Text-to-donate a huge success: "Misty Harris, Postmedia News  Tuesday, Nov.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!

VisionLink

3 Today, VisionLink would like to share our gratitude towards all 2-1-1’s across North America and the qualified call specialists, the backbone of 2-1-1. 2-1-1 is confidential and helps people across North America find the local resources they need. Every day, thousands of people across North America turn to 2-1-1 for information and referral support. 2 Be proud of the work you do every day, everywhere across North America.

50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics

Connection Cafe

Here are 50 fascinating nonprofit statistics you might not have known. 50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics from Steve MacLaughlin. Nonprofit statistics covering fundraising, charitable giving, online giving, social media, mobile, donor retention, email marketing, stewardship, donor research, charitable organizations, donor trends, direct mail, giving, and other key not-for-profit charitable giving metrics and benchmarks.

40% of Association Members’ Online Time is in Professional Communities [Research]

AFP Blog

The three year series of studies surveyed more than 400 professionals and highly educated people in North America who participate in social media networks. 40% of Association Members’ Online Time is in Professional Communities [Research] : A new research project from the Society of New Communication Research called, The Social Mind, examines the rise of new social behaviors and interrelationships between individuals, organizations, and influencers.

Campaign Spotlight - You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love This Campaign - NYTimes.com

AFP Blog

Campaign Spotlight - You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to Love This Campaign - NYTimes.com: "n a campaign that began on May 6, the Jewish Federations of North America, which is based in New York, is asking, “What’s your #ish?” The “#” in front of the “ish” -- known as a hash mark, number sign, hash tag, pound sign or tick-tack-toe symbol -- signals that the campaign is centered in the social media like

Blackberry Outage Fixed, but Backlog Remains - washingtonpost.com

AFP Blog

Blackberry Outage Fixed, but Backlog Remains - washingtonpost.com: "Blackberry Outage Fixed, but Backlog RemainsBy Sam DiazWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, April 18, 2007; 3:06 PMA service outage that left millions of Blackberry users across North America without e-mail service for much of last night and this morning has been fixed, but the backlog of e-mails on the network could keep the

Community Building Through Social Media with Joelle Berman

NetWits

What’s really interesting about Joelle’s work is that she helps build community through social media for the 155 overnight summer camps that the FJC supports across North America. Meet Joelle. She’s the communications manager at Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) in NYC. She essentially runs all marketing and communications projects – including social and digital media work for her organization.

Global Report Shares Technology Habits of NGOs Around the World

SocialFish

Key findings from North America include: 98 percent of NGOs in North America have a website with 88 percent being mobile compatible. Regarding data security, 46 percent of North American NGOs use encryption to protect their data and communications, 5 percent higher than the global average. Compared to habits in North America, global findings show that: 92 percent of respondents have a website.

Nonprofits Challenged with Integrating Email, Growing, and Retaining Email Marketing Contact Lists, According to Sage Survey

AFP Blog

Nonprofits Challenged with Integrating Email, Growing, and Retaining Email Marketing Contact Lists, According to Sage Survey : Quarterly Survey Looked at North American Nonprofits’ Email Marketing Goals and Objectives AUSTIN, TX (March 1, 2012)—Sage North America today announced the results of its Sage Nonprofit Insights, Q4 2011, survey of U.S.

News Features | The financial/social benefits of campus business clubs | Straight.com

AFP Blog

This year is the pilot,' Smith said, 'and by 2008, we would like to blow it right across North America and get as many students as possible involved in direct student-led philanthropy.' News Features | The financial/social benefits of campus business clubs | Straight.com: "Smith said that SFU business student Sean Peters is overseeing the creation of Agents of Change campus clubs.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Collaborate with peers from across North America who understand your challenges. North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO) / New Orleans, LA / $725. Conference for North Carolina's Nonprofits. Conference for North Carolina's Nonprofits. North Carolina Center for Nonprofits / Concord, NC / Not available. It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar!

20 Crowdfunding Services for Nonprofits Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits in North America, Europe, and Australia have a multitude of online fundraising services to choose from mostly thanks to their government’s efforts to build digital records and databases of legally verified nonprofits. North America. South America.

2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Wild Apricot

Conducted by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.com , the report is based on a survey of 780 mostly small to medium-sized nonprofits in North America in December 2010. Is your organization one of the 49% of nonprofits who said they have no formal marketing or communications plan for 2011? If you are still developing your plan or are curious to see what other nonprofits are planning this year, you should have a look at the 2011 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Increased access to online and mobile giving technology in Africa, Asia, and South America will likely grow these numbers significantly in coming years. 21) Tied with donors in South America, European donors are the most likely to give through bank/wire transfer at 20%. North America. 22 60% of donors in North America prefer to give online with a credit or debit card, the highest of any region. View: Giving Trends in North America Data Sheet.

My Browser Stats

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

The browser share of those visiting my site, and the North America browser share from Statcounter. I was looking at my Google Analytics report for this blog, and came across an interesting thing. Here are my stats: Here are the stats from Statcounter: It’s a bit hard to see, but my stats have IE as third, where as the Statcounter stats have IE as out front, by a fair bit.

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Raiders of the Lost Archives, or How I Made Volunteer Data Entry Fun

NTEN

The Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) supports Portland’s arts and writing community and curates North America’s largest zine library, a circulating archive of self-published and otherwise underground and rare publications. Lillian Karabaic. Zine Librarian. Independent Publishing Resource Center. Is it possible to create an app that gets volunteers traveling across the country to enter data for a nonprofit?

Tragedy in Haiti - How can I help?

Connection Cafe

Author: Jill Ward. I am saddened by the news and images coming from Haiti after the devastating earthquake that hit yesterday. The question on my mind and many of yours is where and how can I help? With a few quick searches on Google and Twitter there is no shortage of options from tweeting to texting. I've listed below a few organizations that are providing relief to Haiti, and the Huffington Post and CNN have a list of resources as well.

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The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Go to any city in North America during the spring and fall months, and you’ll find at least two walk events for different organizations happening on the same weekend. It’s safe to say that our peer-to-peer fundraising world is different today than it was ten years ago—or even two years ago. Today, there are more nonprofit organizations, more events, and more competition for participants and dollars.

NetSquared: The Place for Free Nonprofit Tech Help

Tech Soup Blog

The targets need to be linked like so: --> Jump to events in North America or go international with events in. Central and South America. TARGET END LINKS ## Central and South America. ## North America. ## Africa. ## Europe and Middle East. ## Asia and Pacific Rim. --> North America. San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night (weekly). San Francisco, California: Code for America Civic Hack Night.

Community Foundations, Donor Advised Funds, and Cloud-based Technology – An Insider’s Look At This Winning Trifecta

Connection Cafe

All of this is left in the hands of technology professionals serving hundreds of comparable organizations throughout North America and beyond. Just a few months ago, in November 2019, I sat on my front porch and made my donor-advised fund (DAF) grant recommendations via a donor portal within an app on my iPhone while simultaneously sipping a nice glass of wine.

Nonprofits rank text messaging as the most effective tech for communicating. So why do only 3% of them use it?

Mobile Commons

In the North America, 29% of nonprofits ranked text messaging as “very effective,” the highest possible rating. And yet only 3% of North American nonprofits regularly send text messages to donors and supporters. Text messaging is most effective digital communications tool, according to a new study. But only a fraction of American nonprofits are actually using it.

Optimistic about Marrakesh Treaty!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In North America, Canada was rated as “probable” and the USA as a “possible.” Of course, Mexico might well beat both the USA and Canada, but Mexico is in the Latin America group at WBU. The World Blind Union’s ( WBU ) Right to Read campaign for ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty just concluded two days of meetings in Berlin, Germany. The attendees were mostly the regional coordinators of the campaign, and the news was good.

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New Study Shows Millennials Want To Make A Global Difference

Frogloop

The highest usage rate is at 7 hours per day in both North America and Latin America. Millennials are often the target demographic for many nonprofits, as they are known to be the most technologically-savvy with high adoption rates of smart phones, their value of entrepreneurship, and the belief that they can make a local difference, according to the Telefonica Survey.

How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families. National Parks Conservation Association : To protect and enhance America’s National Park System for present and future generations. How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples].

Great reads from December 14th through January 2nd

Amy Sample Ward

Zoombala™ - North America’s first social network and online platform for Social Entrepreneurs - A new social network specifically for social entrepreneurs - pretty exciting! These are my links for December 14th through January 2nd: 5 TED Talks on Collaboration and Communities | Social Media Trader - I am a huge fan of the TED talks and enjoy taking a break now and then to watch one just for a bit of passion and motivation. Here are five talks on collaboration. Enjoy!

In the Spirit of Year-End Giving ?? $0.99.NGO Domains Through 12/31/16!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A collaborative research project by the Public Interest Registry and Nonprofit Tech for Good, the 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report is based upon the survey results of 2,780 NGOs from Africa, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America. In the spirit of year-end giving, the Public Interest Registry and Name.com are offering.NGO domains for only $.99 99 through the end of 2016.

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How to Choose the Right Domain Name for Your Nonprofit, Charity, or NGO

Nonprofit Tech for Good

ONG” is the predominant term used in South America (35%). Nonprofit Organization” is the predominant term used in Australia & Oceania (49%) and North America (79%). Your nonprofit’s website and email campaigns are the foundation of your online brand and choosing the right domain for your website and email campaigns is critical to your organization’s online success.

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LIUNA Uses Radical Targeting to Personalize its Messages

Mobile Commons

LIUNA – the Laborers’ International Union of North America – does more than just keep its members informed. Text messaging is uniquely valuable for labor unions. When workers are on job sites, they may not have consistent access to their email or the Internet. But they will have their cell phones in their pockets.

12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

First-time access the mobile internet is exploding across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East and in Europe, North America, and Australia, the mobile web has surpassed desktop. A messaging app revolution is happening throughout Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. NGOs in developing nations are leading the messaging app revolution while NGOs in North America, Europe, and Australia are far behind on the adoption curve.

Sports as a Platform for Social Good

Connection Cafe

After keeping his personal life a secret while others fought for equality rights that would benefit him, he came out as gay (making him the first athlete playing for one of the four major pro leagues in North America to do so) in a cover story in Sports Illustrated in 2013. Sports have always been a huge part of my life. Desperate for a way to channel my energy, my parents enrolled me in gymnastics when I was young.

11 Must-Know Stats About How NGOs Worldwide Use Internet Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based upon the survey results of 2,780 NGOs from Africa, Asia, Australia & Oceania, Europe, North America, and South America, the data gleaned from the online survey is unprecedented and provides valuable insight into the global NGO sector and its use of online technology.

Nonprofit Content Marketing in 2015: Storytelling and Visual Content Top the Charts, But What Else Did We Learn?

Connection Cafe

Let’s take a look at a few of the key findings from the second nonprofit content marketing benchmark report – produced by Content Marketing Institute and Blackbaud – Nonprofit Content Marketing 2015: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends—North America. Nonprofit marketers are doing more with content marketing – and feeling more confident about their effectiveness.

Resilient Fundraising: Show Donors the Love

Connection Cafe

Per Epsilon’s latest quarterly review of client activity , email click rates in North America have failed to increase on a year-over-year basis for 18 consecutive quarters. Mother Nature just ripped our shorts off. We are exposed, bigtime. She took us to a place we were already going, but much, much faster. We were not prepared for the journey, and we had been ignoring the destination off on the horizon for a long time.

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Ken Goldstein On People, Products And Profits

Eric Jacobson

He currently serves as a board member and strategic advisor at Thrift Book LLC, the largest seller of used books in North America. In a short 144 pages, Ken Goldstein delivers an enjoyable and powerful business parable with timeless lessons on how to have repeat success by concentrating on three essentials - People, Products, and Profits – in that order.

Local, Sustainable, Daverill.

GroundWire

Groundwire owes a lot to Dave as he has helped transform the organization from a small, regionally focused organization to one with clients and partners spread across North America. This is Dave when he started at ONE/Northwest (now Groundwire) way back in February 2002. This is Dave now. Do you see what a decade at Groundwire has done to him?

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Is Content Really King?

Connection Cafe

Recipes that Emeril Lagasse featured on Good Morning America. During my time managing the web site for what is now the Jewish Federations of North America, one of the most consistently popular web pages was an article on Jewish death, burial and mourning practices. As marketers, communicators, and fundraisers, it’s our job to tell stories. Stories about our mission, what we do, our programs, our successes, the lives we’ve helped change.

What Your NGO Needs to Know about.NGO and.ONG

Nonprofit Tech for Good

– “ONG” is the predominant term used in South America (35%). – “Nonprofit Organization” is the predominant term used in Australia & Oceania (49%) and North America (79%). The launch of the.NGO and.ONG domains will change how nonprofits, charities, NGOs, and ONGs worldwide use the Internet for branding for decades to come. To help NGOs understand how and why, the webinar below was presented by Heather Mansfield on December 13, 2016 to 230 NGO staff.

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