Nurture Online Efforts with Offline Activities

Connection Cafe

When we discuss peer-to-peer fundraising our focus often is on the online components; however, the offline activities surrounding our event allow us to improve relationships and connections with our supporters, thus potentially improving our online outcomes.

The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising

NetWits

The Importance of Moving Donors Offline. However, this only holds true when the online donor has been converted to offline giving. Our study also found that when online-acquired donors move to an offline giving channel, they tend to do so soon, in their first renewal year.

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

Connection Cafe

At ACS CAN, we’re seeing this newly inspired level of activity reflected in our offline recruitment as well. While the effort to recruit offline volunteers is never easy, the timing for such a campaign has never been better. How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support.

Tweetcamp: Online network moves to offline community

Amy Sample Ward

What this created was a chance for people who use Twitter to come together offline to create community. This month’s Net2 Think Tank asks: How do real-world (offline) events fit into social media conversations and campaigns? Space : This is both online and offline.

The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising

NetWits

Such messages are able to reach large audiences, present … Online Fundraising 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report Blackbaud direct mail fundraising multichannel fundraising offline fundraisingOnline donor solicitations are powerful.

How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

Connection Cafe

With proper planning and execution, a stronger online fundraising and marketing strategy can grow all of your avenues of offline support. Last week I kicked off the Blackbaud Power Hour series with a webinar on tips to get donors into the pipeline.

What do Mac folks use to edit their blogs offline?

Judi Sohn

I’m amazed that after all these years, no one has come out with a killer offline blog editor for the Mac yet. As I see it, if you want to use an offline editor on a Mac you only have 3 choices, each with its own strengths and overwhelming weaknesses.

The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs Offline Donors | NetWitsThinkTank.com

AFP Blog

The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs Offline Donors | NetWitsThinkTank.com : The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs. Offline Donors

Online + Offline = Integration

Connection Cafe

However, it’s really interesting how integrated online and offline marketing has evolved into in 2011. Ten years ago online/offline integration meant sending similar messages at similar times to a direct mail list, complimenting with a single email and maybe a landing page and special donation form. Author: Cheryl Black. Guest blog alert : The following post was contributed by Donna Wilkins of Charity Dynamics , a Convio Solution Provider. Thanks for contributing Donna!

4 Things Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Online Donors

Connection Cafe

New data from Target Analytics , a division of Blackbaud, reveals key insights into online and offline donors. The findings are based on analysis of online and offline giving data from sixteen large national nonprofits in the United States during 2016 and represents more than 6.5

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Solutions to Turning Offline Donors into Online Supporters

Connection Cafe

While beautiful charity galas and creative offline campaigns still gather support for nonprofits’ causes, they slowly slip away from donors’ focus. Guest post by: Laura Iancu, 123ContactForm. Online fundraising has seen a remarkable rise in the past few years. Being able to give with a minimum of effort and enabling donations with just a few mouse clicks or taps on a smart device has changed the way we want to act.

An Offline Social Media Exercise That Improves Online Content

Tech Soup Blog

For the Professional Social Media class I teach at Sonoma State University , I created an exercise designed to help folks practice both content creation and looking at metrics.

Conversation Starter: Digital Natives Moving Offline

Amy Sample Ward

Ivan Boothe posted a link to this story recently on the Progressive Exchange list. It’s been a busy week so I just clicked through today and thought it was an excellent opportunity to start integrating more conversation starters into this blog (as suggested in the Blog Redesign thread).

Who Rules: Offline or Online Donors?

Frogloop

Offline or online donors? For many nonprofits, about 90% of their donations come from offline donations. If your nonprofit still hasn't carved out a good strategy for integrating both offline and online fundraising, you need to start now.

September Wrap-Up Community Builder Chat: Online, Offline, and Migration

Amy Sample Ward

Question 2 : asked how to build a loop between on and offline engagement. Most agreed that it is harder to move from online to offline, where engagement may be strong because of the access or timing that can’t be accomplished with the physical world. These monthly chats part of the #4Change network and are open to anyone interested in learning and sharing about building community, on and offline, with the use of social media or other technology tools.

October Community Builder Chat – Connecting On and Offline Communities #commbuild

Amy Sample Ward

Today’s Community Builder chat focused on examples and best practices for connecting on and offline community activities, events, and organizing. Some of the examples and recommendations from this month’s chat included: UN Food&Ag Org (FAO) has done a great job with their Share Fairs – sharing the discussions and training on and offline.

How Independent Schools Can Embrace Online and Offline Worlds

NetWits

But I’m talking major mind shifts here, stay with me… No longer is the world of independent schools separated into segments of online/offline communication. In the past year, I’ve come to a realization. The independent school arena has changed. Yes, you will say (and you would be right) it is constantly changing and has been for years!

Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

But as a bonus, I learned from Facebook expert Mari Smith , that sandwich boards and window clings with Facebook and Twitter IDS are an effective technique to close the loop between offline and social media. to track how your online social network activities are driving offline actions.

Nonprofit Giving on the Rise [Online and Offline!]

NetWits

We recently released a pretty cool resource for the nonprofit industry – The Blackbaud Index ! It contains both The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving. The charitable giving index reports that overall revenue increased by 6.2 percent for the 3 months ending May 2010 as compared to the same period in 2009 while the online giving index reports that online revenue increased by 23.0

What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community? | NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org

AFP Blog

What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community? NetSquared, an initiative of TechSoupGlobal.org: "This month's Net2 Think Tank question is: How do real-world (offline) events fit into social media conversations and campaigns

Triple your donations with online AND offline fundraising strategies

John Haydon

Donors that are acquired online eventually become off-line donors ( 32% switch to offline in year two ). Strategy blackbaud direct mail fundraising offline research

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He talked about the balance between "atom-based" work -- staffing, offline activities, showing up at hearings, etc and "bit-based work" their work online - Facebook pages, etc. How do you analyze the use of social networks/social media in the context of online/offline activism?

The Challenges of Allowing Offline Usage in a SaaS Based System | CloudAve

AFP Blog

The Challenges of Allowing Offline Usage in a SaaS Based System | CloudAve: "So I was reading an article recently about the latest Google Reader and how it still can’t be used offline with full features. In particular the article focuses on its inability to allow you to read articles offline and then flag those articles as already read, such that when you get back online Google Reader doesn’t

Showing YouTube Videos Offline

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've been doing more and more presentations that are dependent on having Internet access and I've learned over the years, to always have a backup. I'm glad I went to the trouble of having a backup plan, particularly for the Screencasting Session at NTC which include showing some screencast. What I did was download local copies. Michael Stein (East Coast), who attended the session, emailed me today and asked how I managed to download the screencasts on YouTube.

Offline-to-Online-to-Offline: Lessons Learned in Building a Custom Community Platform

Frogloop

The ambition of the online organizing platform never matched the success of the offline organizing community and strategy. The goal was to create a unified online community for the climate movement to reflect and spur more of the movement’s offline collaboration.

The Secret to Achieving 3X Better Fundraising Results [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

If you’ve been in the nonprofit industry for a while, you’ve likely heard that “direct mail is dead” or that offline fundraising is on the decline. Offline still rules …. 90%+ of fundraising revenue comes from offline sources. Are you searching for ways to raise more money?

Weaving Together Online/Offline Collaboration In A Network Context

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As he shared the story, I had some questions about weaving offline/online collaboration within networks. We most typically think of the offline/online as a sequence somewhat like this: Small group meets face-to-face - builds trust. Collaborating Via Artifacts.

Open Space Offline

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Michael Gilbert of Online Nonprofit News points to Open Space User's NON-Guide (114 page PDF) as part of his observation about the popularity of open space meeting process. The best ever professional development experience use this model. It was an annual week-long arts & education workshop where I taught technology integration and half the session was open space. We organized the computer lab trainings as open space too.

Part Two: Offline-to-Online-to-Offline: Lessons Learned in Building a Custom Community Platform

Frogloop

Earlier this week on Frogloop we discussed how four grassroots campaigns (1Sky, Clean Energy Works, the Energy Action Coalition and Focus the Nation) tried to build the Climate Network an unprecedented online community platform.

Online and Offline Community Building

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup community leader Megan has a new honorific to add to her growing list : " ultimate online party host." " Katrina at Hot Tub had a chat with Megan about online community building, and Katrina's notes are well worth the read.

On Vacation. Offline. In Nature. Viewing Wildlife. Will Reconnect on August 27!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Back in 2009 I wrote up 10 tips for managing social media burnout and taking my own advice, I am going offline for three weeks. On vacation… in remote areas in a distant land… viewing wildlife (hopefully)… and 100% offline.

Social Media for Good and Evil, Strong and Weak Ties, Online/Offline,and Orgs and Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

He also makes a false distinction between online/offline or as Allison and I have called it “online and onland&# activism.

Mobilizing Online Community for Offline Action

Tech Soup Blog

Appearing as her super hero alter ego, complete with green cape, Super Green, Kroll spoke about how online activity can be used to inspire offline action. August’s Online Community Meetup featured Zoey Kroll of Hayes Valley Farm , an urban farm located in San Francisco.

Winning Campaigns: Integrating Offline and Online Strategies is Key

Frogloop

As a consultant that specializes in helping organizations recruit, identify, and mobilize activists, donors, and members to make social change, I'm often working at the intersection of offline and online campaign teams and plans. My first campaign job was in 1995 at Colorado NARAL.

The Future of Media: Bridging the Offline and Online World

Frogloop

The future of our media is about a whole lot more than whether another season of Jersey Shore gets made (but that’s part of it…).

Doing What You Do Best Offline, Online

NTEN

Online, we look for the same things we look for offline: connection to something genuine, and a way to share that connection with other people. Anne Diaz. Nonprofit Services Manager. Causes. Raising money online can be approached in the same way as you approach that lunch meeting with a potential funder, or a site visit with a friend of a board member. Online audiences aren't foundation program officers.

Shopify POS: Bridge the Gap Between Online and Offline Sales!

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup donor partner Shopify recently introduced its new, fully integrated point of sale (POS) system. The Shopify POS lets you synchronize sales from your online store with those made at an event or in a brick-and-mortar store (museums with gift shops, take note!).

How Can Changebloggers Make a Greater Impact Online and Offline?

Have Fun - Do Good

In addition to making an impact online, I'd like to see changebloggers meeting offline as well. What ideas do you have for mobilizing the collective power of Changebloggers online and offline?

Vote With Your Purse 2.0: Women's Online Giving, Offline Power

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

s Online Giving, Offline Power ,??? WCF Foundation has just released a new report: ??? Vote With Your Purse 2.0: Women???s a study of women online donors and how the Internet is changing the nature of political engagement for women. The study (which was also featured in the Wall Street Journal , summarizes the results of a poll of 600 women. Some key findings: The Internet enhances key values that motivate women to give.

Real-Time Web Social Action Events: Blurring the Offline/Online Distinction?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My guess is as we enter 2010, might we see the invention of Real Time Web fundraising events As more nonprofit explore the possibilities of location-based social networks and fundraising , the distinctions between online/offline fundraising will melt away.