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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.

Nurture Online Efforts with Offline Activities

Connection Cafe

Below are some ideas on how your organization can engage your supporters by paralleling some offline activities with those online. Get creative!

Why Online Donors are Worth More than Offline Donors [INFOGRAPHIC]

NetWits

The majority of giving still comes from offline channels, but online fundraising continues to be a significant source for acquiring new donors.

The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs. Offline Donors

NetWits

Online acquired donors are significantly younger, more affluent, and more generous than their offline counterparts. Download Now!

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.

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.

Who Rules: Offline or Online Donors?

Frogloop

Offline or online donors? For many nonprofits, about 90% of their donations come from offline donations. Here's why. Are you Prepared?:

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 ). Online donors definitely give more.

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.

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…).

Closing the Loop Between Social Media and Offline Action

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

to track how your online social network activities are driving offline actions. The line was out the door. I "liked it" from my iPhone.

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. No smartphone.

Mobilizing Online Community for Offline Action

Tech Soup Blog

Smaller groups within the larger community that are bonded by common interests also present another opportunity for people to connect offline.

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. Online audiences aren't foundation program officers. Well, maybe occasionally.) Budget E-mail nptech nten Strategy Web Sites Fundraising

New on SSIR: Slacktivism, the gateway to change?

Amy Sample Ward

Create opportunities for taking action that bridge online and offline, and start moving people on both sides of the computer. Getting Offline. The Internet can serve as a gateway to online and offline civic and political engagement, including volunteerism, community problem-solving, and protest activity. Call and Response.

Mapping Your Online/Offline Activism: Surfrider Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How do you analyze the use of social networks/social media in the context of online/offline activism? He's currently getting his Ph.D

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. Those links are to definitions!)

Bridging Offline/Online: Tweetups

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Networked Nonprofits know how to close the loop between social media and offline actions. They understand that it is a scaffolded process.

From Offline to Online and Back Again: The Bike Equity Network

NTEN

Adonia Lugo. Creator. Bicicultures. From building a movement to groundtruthing an organization's policies, a listserv can be a powerful tool for a revolution within and beyond an organization. I am a big fan of email listservs. They can be a great tool to bring together people virtually who will not cross paths in life.

The Secret to Achieving Three Times Better Fundraising Results [Infographic]

Tech Soup Blog

But … Offline Still Rules. 90 percent or more of fundraising revenue comes from offline sources. Online Is a Critical Piece.

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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

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. It’s just gone.

2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

NetWits

This report continues to be the most significant analysis of online/offline giving trends based on actual data from nonprofits.

How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

But if donors are retained passed that first year, the retention rate jumps significantly to 60% for offline donors and 58% for online donors.

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). Read the full story here.).

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. Tonight was the 2nd monthly Community Builder chat ; and I had a great time!

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. The Community Organizers Handbook available as a public resource, you can certainly refer there for information/feedback/best practices on offline organizing: [link]. Recap: October.

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!

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

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.

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.

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. What happened?

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. 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. We organized the computer lab trainings as open space too. Might it look something like this

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

Frogloop

We discussed our vision, our plan of action, what went wrong and how we tried to correct it. What impact are you trying to create?

5 Ideas to Help You Take the Next Step with Your Online Visitors

Connection Cafe

Use a special URL to track conversion from offline lists and to promote online engagement to traditionally offline constituents.

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Winning Campaigns: Integrating Offline and Online Strategies is Key

Frogloop

My first campaign job was in 1995 at Colorado NARAL. Over the many intervening years, I've worked on many campaigns.

With #IceBucketChallenge in the Rear View, Where Does Fundraising Go from Here?

Connection Cafe

Last summer we saw an incredible phenomenon in the nonprofit sector—the ALS Association received close to $115M from 2.6M The Times They are a Changin!

Improve Online Donor Retention with these 5 Proven Follow Up Techniques

NetWits

In fact, online donors are worth a lot more than offline donors. 2) Tie Offline Contact Directly to Online Gifts. Download Now!

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." But it doesn't stop there.