The Big Difference Between Branding and Marketing for Your NPO
JUNE 12, 2015
The post The Big Difference Between Branding and Marketing for Your NPO appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Featured Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Marketing Plan brand Branding difference hub is marketing Nonprofit npo the what
5 Web Design Trends and How Your NPO Can Take Advantage
JUNE 1, 2016
The post 5 Web Design Trends and How Your NPO Can Take Advantage appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Over 46 percent of people say that the design of an organization’s website is the number one criterion in determining credibility.
Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive
MARCH 26, 2015
The post Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This article was originally published in our April/May issue of Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Sign up to get a free issue delivered to your mailbox.
Why You Should Recruit Millennials to Boost Your NPO
JUNE 12, 2014
The post Why You Should Recruit Millennials to Boost Your NPO appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Last week, we wrote about how to recruit life-time volunteers for your nonprofit instead of relying on one-time helpers.
Digital Strategy and Your NPO [INFOGRAPHIC]
FEBRUARY 26, 2015
The post Digital Strategy and Your NPO [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. We live in a technologically advanced world. But we aren’t taking full advantage of it, according to the 2015 Digital Outlook Report by Care2, hjc and NTEN.
Taking Your NPO to the Cloud: What You Need to Know
FEBRUARY 18, 2014
Keep reading to determine if the cloud is a viable option for your NPO. That’s why the information that donors provide to your NPO is so important to keep safe. The bottom line to consider with cloud technology is the ROI for your NPO.
Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO
APRIL 8, 2014
Check out how UNICEF is using Storify to get some ideas for your NPO. The post Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. You’ve got social media covered. Facebook? Please—you were an early adopter. And Twitter?
Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude
MARCH 29, 2015
The post Stewardship at a Small NPO Starts with Gratitude appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Look out, Baltimore—there are fundraisers invading the harbor. AFP’s Fundraising Conference is in full swing this weekend and lasts until Tuesday.
Why Cultivating Relationships with Current Donors is Vital for Your NPO
MARCH 26, 2014
The post Why Cultivating Relationships with Current Donors is Vital for Your NPO appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Quality and quantity are easily confused in the nonprofit world. But when asked any other time, quality over quantity is a no-brainer.
6 Things We’ve Learned from Horror Movies (and Your NPO Should Know) [INFOGRAPHIC]
OCTOBER 30, 2014
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?
5 Steps to Lay the Groundwork for Your NPO’s Social Media Plan
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
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. Nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers.
Football and Fundraising: The Penalties Your NPO is Making
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
Since our staff was already missing football season, we decided to compile some of the most common fundraising penalties your NPO might be making during the big ask. The post Football and Fundraising: The Penalties Your NPO is Making appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.
The Board of the Rings: Assembling an Epic Board to Save Your NPO (and Maybe Middle Earth)
JUNE 24, 2014
The post The Board of the Rings: Assembling an Epic Board to Save Your NPO (and Maybe Middle Earth) appeared first on 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!
Help Your NPO Climb to the Top of Social Media Engagement [INFOGRAPHIC]
MAY 28, 2014
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.
Driving Donor Engagement: Five Essential Elements of the NPO Website
MAY 6, 2015
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.
5 Reasons Every Nonprofit Should Use Text Messaging [Infographic]
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
All Posts Blog Collateral Infographics Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Resources At Mobile Commons, we believe every nonprofit should use mobile campaigns as an engagement strategy.
Piers Morgan on Mobile Commons Advocacy: “I Love This Idea. This is Direct Action.”
APRIL 12, 2013
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.
Social Superpower: Using Facebook to Increase Your NPO’s Website Traffic
MARCH 18, 2015
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.
5 Examples of Great Mobile Calls to Action
MAY 15, 2014
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?
FastCoExist Features Mobile Commons Enroll
JANUARY 24, 2014
All Posts Blog Government health Mobile Commons Enroll Nonprofit npo Press FastCoExist has a great article about Mobile Commons Enroll, our new product that helps educate people about their health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act.
Voto Latino Keeps New Yorkers Informed About Their Health Care Options
NOVEMBER 26, 2013
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.
Three Tips for Promoting Your Mobile Campaign at Large Events
MAY 9, 2014
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.
I’ll Text You! SMS For Your Nonprofit Organization
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
All Posts Blog Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Resources Videos Webinars On January 28th, Michael Sabat, our VP of Business Development, co-hosted a webinar with two of our good friends: Dawn Bickett from Greenpeace USA and Lawrence Grodeska from Change.org.
3 Steps for a Successful Start to Your Mobile Campaign
JUNE 5, 2014
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.
Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO
APRIL 11, 2014
Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO : You’ve got social media covered. Facebook? Please—you were an early adopter. And Twitter? You could do 140 characters or less in your sleep. But you’re just scratching the surface with those two mainstream social media sites.
The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line
MARCH 4, 2014
All Posts Blog Customer News Nonprofit npo Our Products Press Use Cases The New York Times wrote a great piece about DoSomething.org’s Crisis Text Line , praising its importance and accessibility, particularly to teenagers for whom texting is the main source of communication.
Use Text Messages to Give Michael Sam a Virtual High Five
MARCH 7, 2014
All Posts Blog Nonprofit npo Use Cases Human Rights Campaign wants you to give Michael Sam a virtual “high five” over text. Last month, top football recruit Michael Sam announced that he was gay. The bold announcement garnered national news coverage.
The NonProfit Times - "Open Source: The New NPO Tech Battlefield
NOVEMBER 2, 2007
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.
How Accusations of ‘Financial Mismanagement’ Impact All Fundraisers
MARCH 3, 2017
And frankly, it should make anyone who is committed to fundraising for a nonprofit organization angry, too, because we all take some hits when another NPO is maligned. I recently read another “vindication” of a nonprofit that had been subject to a media expose. In this case, a thorough investigation by BBB Wise Giving Alliance (WGA) revealed that splashy accusations of financial mismanagement reported by multiple media sources had no merit.
How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. This information was included in annual reports, presented at Board Meetings, shared with employees or even at monthly departmental meetings. Our focus was on: Dollars granted.
CWA Uses Text Messages to Rally Their Members with Real-Time Updates
JUNE 24, 2013
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.
Rachel Maddow on Mobile Commons Advocacy: “This is smart, right?”
APRIL 10, 2013
Blog Company News npo Press Last night on The Rachel Maddow Show , Maddow described how Mobile Commons Advocacy can bring unprecedented political pressure to bear on legislative decision-makers.
Why Nonprofit Branding Goes Beyond Your Name and Logo
OCTOBER 13, 2014
Establishing a brand identity includes not only what people see in a logo, but also what people think about when your NPO comes up in a water cooler conversation. Sure, another NPO may have a similar cause, but they will never have the same personality.
United We Dream Uses Texting to Turn 3 Voices into Thousands
OCTOBER 23, 2013
All Posts Blog Calls to Action Inspirations Nonprofit npo Use Cases The immigrant youth organization United We Dream recently used SMS to amplify the voices of three of its members into a rallying cry for thousands.
Advocacy Callers Can Press a Number to Connect to their House Representatives
JULY 19, 2013
All Posts Blog Government Mobile Resources and Research Nonprofit npo Our Products Product Tour Why Mobile Commons Mobile Commons Advocacy now lets your callers connect directly with the right House Representative by pushing a number on their keypad.
Three Features You May Not Know About That Can Supercharge Your Mobile Commons Advocacy Campaigns
MARCH 28, 2013
All Posts Company News Inspirations Nonprofit npo Our Products Product TourIt’s even easier than you may have realized to connect hundreds of thousands of your supporters with their Congressional representatives.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns Call for a National Day to Demand Action on March 28
MARCH 25, 2013
All Posts Blog Calls to Action Nonprofit npo Use CasesThe Mayors Against Illegal Guns want you to Demand Action from your Congressional representatives.
How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time – Part 2
JULY 23, 2013
All Posts Blog Mobile Commons Enroll Nonprofit npo Our Products This is part two of a three part series introducing the Mobile Commons Enroll text message content library, and highlighting some of the conceptual and technical challenges we faced during its development. Meeting these challenges required building scientific and practical insights into the library’s design — both for the individual messages and the set as a whole.
7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story
JANUARY 13, 2017
Even harder still is to show why your NPO does what it does. Oftentimes, visuals can speak louder than words. Whether it’s a picture of people being served or a colorful chart showing the total funds raised, visuals can strike a chord that words alone often miss.
How to Insure a Country, 160 Characters at a Time – Part 3
AUGUST 2, 2013
All Posts Blog Nonprofit npo This is the final installment of a three part series introducing the Mobile Commons Enroll text message content library and highlighting some of the conceptual and technical challenges we faced during its development.