Why Engaging Your Volunteers Will Help Your NPO Thrive

NonProfit Hub

However, for one volunteer at The HALO Foundation , it is the perfect way to recognize her contributions to the organization. HALO, which works with disadvantaged youth in Missouri and Africa, gives this award as part of a handful of awards at an annual happy hour to honor the volunteers. “We

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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.

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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. Today, we are going to dive further into the topic and focus on one group that has the potential to provide you with life-long volunteers: Millennials.

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How to Sell Millennials on Your NPO [Video]

NonProfit Hub

Through donations or volunteering, more or less, millennials support ideology behind an organization than the organization itself. The post How to Sell Millennials on Your NPO [Video] appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Featured Social Media Video Volunteer Recruiting

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Understanding What Motivates Millennials to Give to Your NPO

NonProfit Hub

Maybe you have a framework or set of guidelines that you’ve always used for volunteers and donors and you expect them to work or give within those specific parameters. If they want to volunteer or donate on their own terms, why not be cool with that if it ultimately accomplishes your mission?

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Angels as Assets: The Importance of Volunteer Management Software

Byte Technology

Case in point: one area of data management where many non-profits fall woefully short is in the organization of volunteer assets. And yet a huge majority—93 percent—report that “the most important functionality lets staff track volunteer activities and the number of hours worked.”

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

Connection Cafe

From information on employees, volunteers, the number of people or families you’ve helped, the amount of money raised, to engagement on social media—these are all sources of information that can help grow your organization. Do you need more volunteers?

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

NonProfit Hub

How it works for nonprofits: Get important information to your volunteers after a training session. How it works for nonprofits: Use the storytelling feature to come up with ways to showcase the work your volunteers are doing. You’ve got social media covered. Facebook?

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5 Web Design Trends and How Your NPO Can Take Advantage

NonProfit Hub

Whether it’s a form for donations, joining a mailing list or volunteering, putting the form on a single page has several advantages. If you aren’t utilizing your website to collect potential volunteers’ information or donations, it’s time to start.

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

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits rely heavily on volunteers. And depending on what volunteers are willing and able to do, that means that logistical tasks can turn into roadblocks. 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.

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

NonProfit Hub

Our first key to pulling together a fantastic board of directors: seek out volunteers in unlikely places. The post The Board of the Rings: Assembling an Epic Board to Save Your NPO (and Maybe Middle Earth) appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Why It’s Hard to be a Volunteer (And Even Harder for You to Find Them)

NonProfit Hub

As nonprofits we’re often focused on the difficulties we face on our end—logistics, recruiting, finding jobs suited for each volunteer’s unique set of skills, etc. But we tend to overlook the difficulties volunteers face when trying to get involved with a NPO.

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

NonProfit Hub

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. If I decide I’d like to volunteer for a local organization and I search for nonprofits in my community, I’m going to love it if your organization shows up in my search results with a way to contact you. The post 3 Reasons to Add Your NPO’s Phone Number to Google Search appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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The Difference Between One-Time and Lifelong Volunteers: A Short Case Study

NonProfit Hub

Sure, most of the information about your volunteer opportunities is listed on your website. A new opportunity to form a relationship with a volunteer. And they could either become a one-time volunteer or a lifelong supporter. Featured Volunteer Recruiting

Why It’s Hard to be a Volunteer (And Even Harder for You to Find Them)

NonProfit Hub

As nonprofits we’re often focused on the difficulties we face on our end—logistics, recruiting, finding jobs suited for each volunteer’s unique set of skills, etc. But we tend to overlook the difficulties volunteers face when trying to get involved with a NPO. Last week, VolunteerMatch touched on the difficulties of being a volunteer in today’s world. The more flexible you are, the more inviting you become to returning volunteers.

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Three Tips for Promoting Your Mobile Campaign at Large Events

Mobile Commons

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. All Posts Blog Calls to Action Customer News Events Nonprofit npo Text Messages Use Cases

The New York Times Loves DoSomething’s Crisis Text Line

Mobile Commons

They also have an ongoing record of the conversation in case it’s picked up later, by them or a fellow volunteer. All Posts Blog Customer News Nonprofit npo Our Products Press Use Cases

Tech President on Occupy SMS: How Text Messaging Can Help in Disaster Relief

Mobile Commons

We had brought a generator and a pump,” said Stephanie Shih, founder of Occupy SMS, “but unfortunately none of the volunteers had a database of who needed to be pumped. ” As a result, Occupy SMS set up a system wherein people who had been affected by Sandy could text in their needs, and be matched with volunteers who texted in their capabilities. All Posts Blog nonprofit npo Press Use Cases

Helping Hands: Why You Should Be a Nonprofit Mentor

NonProfit Hub

Your NPO is already focused on making the world a better place, but why should you only use the expertise and wisdom you’ve acquired through your work? Featured Human Resources Volunteer Management Volunteer Recruiting

Voto Latino Drives Voter Registration (and Voting) over SMS

Mobile Commons

By committing to the pledge and volunteering their time, members instantly became the front line of Voto Latino’s outreach effort. All Posts Blog nonprofit npo Use CasesSometimes the best way to reach out to people is to have your members do it for you. That’s the idea behind a recent Voto Latino campaign that used text to engage its members in a voting registration drive.

Recognizing the Importance of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

Because we entirely volunteer-based, finding ways to recognize our volunteers and make sure that the organization is grateful for their contributions is one of most important tasks, only secondary to our direct work on the mission. Featured Human Resources Volunteer Management

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Getting Engaged: The most popular non-profit web strategies of 2015

Byte Technology

Of course NPO brochures and web pages have long used pictures to draw in readers, but such imagery should be seen as something to use across all marketing platforms. In reality, NPO principals should take the time to study their supporter bases and determine what marketing tools work best.

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Stay in Control: Keeping Your Non-Profit Password Protected

Byte Technology

Unfortunately, non-profit’s have much to fear these days: a slump in the economy that translates to a downturn in donations; an ineffective social media program; an unscrupulous or ineffective board of directors; an apathetic staff or volunteer base; the list goes on and on.

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Reaching Baby Boomers: The Next Big Demographic in Nonprofit Online Fundraising - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

Securing a Free Website for your Non-Profit

Byte Technology

Of course, there’s the aforementioned issue of money: how does a start-up NPO, likely working under tight budgetary constrictions, afford a new or redesigned site? Make your existing donor and volunteer bases aware of the fact that you want a new site and you need their help.

Sticker Shock: The Dangers of Free Website Building & Hosting for Non-Profits

Byte Technology

This is especially true for newer organizations that have not yet reached a comfortable monetary flow and need to hustle to attract donors and volunteers. Maybe you’ve heard the old saying “there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”

Three Overlooked Elements of Search Engine Optimization

Byte Technology

For non-profits, much has been written about the importance of an efficient and effective website, that vital and all-encompassing portal connecting cause to cash, values to volunteers and so much more.

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Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

However, ask any NPO media guru what’s the difficult part of generating interest in said fundraiser and their answer will no doubt involve achieving a well-canvassed publicity campaign: in short, you can create the concept, but you need to encourage supporters to pass the word.

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Lessons Learned from Starting a Nonprofit in 2015

NonProfit Hub

In our March/April 2015 edition, we explored how to make the most of National Volunteer Month. We’ve been running Nonprofit Hub as its own NPO over the years, but last year we decided to expand our mission by opening a collaborative nonprofit coworking space in our HQ town of Lincoln, NE.

Tap Into Millennial Potential by Creating a Stellar Website

NonProfit Hub

In fact, only 15 percent of millennials didn’t give to an NPO in 2013. Make your NPO their first choice. If the answer is no to either of those questions, your organization could benefit from not only a site revamp, but an entire revamp of your NPO’s brand kit in general.

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Why “Segmentation” Isn’t as Scary as It Sounds (And You NEED It In Marketing)

NonProfit Hub

Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang ’s VP of marketing, explained that this actually happened to an NPO and offered two quick tips for your organization to implement. Plus, remember that you’re not just marketing to get more donors—volunteers need to also be top of mind.

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Top 10 Nonprofit Hashtags to Spark Social Good

NonProfit Hub

volunteer. Managing volunteers and calling up new ones is hard enough without highlighting contributions from your nonprofit’s helpers. Spotlight the good work of your nonprofit volunteers with this hashtag. Part of the fun of social media is its ever changing nature.

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25 Must-Know Global Trends in Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Specifically, 33% donated to a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign while 18% created their own peer-to-peer fundraising campaign to benefit their favorite NPO or NGO. 11) 67% of donors worldwide have volunteered with a NPO or NGO within the last 12 months.

Tell Me a Story: How to Use Interviews to Enhance Your Grant Proposals

NonProfit Hub

He applied for grants to help his NPO expand its reach, but lately, he’s run into a bit of a snag. How your volunteers have changed the community? These can be not only people who are on the receiving end of your services, but also those who work and volunteer with your NPO.

Why Every Nonprofit Should Embrace the Web 2.0 World - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

Mozilla Service Week Kick-off

NTEN

To date, more than 10,000 volunteer hours have been promised. They've aggregated over 3,500 volunteer opportunities, so there's almost certainly something out there to match your skills set. Tags: mozilla mozservice09 NPTech volunteer

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Donor Surveys, Recruiting Millennials, and Trashing Your Brochure

Connection Cafe

It’s about being able to speak with confidence and conviction about the value of what you do, the impact of every dollar raised or volunteer hour spent. “ Tell me about yourself. What do you do? ” This question seems to hover over me.

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Five Ways to Build Your Nonprofit Brand’s Buzzability

NonProfit Hub

Nothing says, “This organization is worth your time and money” better than a satisfied supporter or volunteer who passionately believes that your organization is truly worth his time and money. Create and Promote Stories that Your Engaged Donors/Volunteers Want to Share with Their Tribes.

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10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising to Watch in 2018

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Over those three years, Nonprofit Tech for Good and PIR trained more than 60,000 NPO and NGO staff worldwide! Gen X also volunteers more often than any other generation and gives generously. As personal computers, smartphones, and the Internet of Things evolve, so must your nonprofit.

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Plant Your Roots and Watch Them Grow: Creating Brand Evangelists

NonProfit Hub

These are the seeds your organization should be planting to make sure your NPO’s roots are secured firmly in the ground. Ask your volunteers how you can improve their experience and the training programs you have in place. Every nonprofit wants one thing—to achieve their mission.

Landing Large Donors: Research, Relationship and Response

NonProfit Hub

Email your prospect to extend an invitation to volunteer with your nonprofit so they can see the impact of your organization. What are the best volunteer options to give prospects? What’s worked for your NPO in landing large donors?

Why Integrated Marketing isn’t Just a For-Profit Practice

NonProfit Hub

If your organization is struggling to engage volunteers and donors, it may be helpful to take a look at the messages you’re sending out and whether your marketing tools are working together or against one another. Integrated marketing communications.

Updates from TechSoup's Partner and Friends in Japan

Tech Soup Blog

The Japan NPO Center , part of the Disaster Volunteer Activity Assistance Project Conference there, is engaged with the government and other civil society organizations to coordinate further action to bring relief to those displaced and affected.

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