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. While 3 rd party or do-it-yourself fundraising events aren’t new, the technology to harness the power of peer 2 peer fundraising has never been better.

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.

An Offline Social Media Exercise That Improves Online Content

Tech Soup Blog

John Kenyon is a leading authority on nonprofit technology and communications. 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.

How to Prepare Your Pitch for New Technology Investments

Connection Cafe

The new gadgets and channels that are available today don’t just change how we do marketing, or where a product or service might be offered (online vs. offline vs. mobile device). How we get and share information, and our fundamental behaviors as human beings, are all being disrupted by the influence that technology and the internet are having on our lives and the world around us. Have you evaluated other technologies – why did this one stand out?

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

Frogloop

Tags: Online Advocacy Online Organizing Technology

The Future of Media: Bridging the Offline and Online World

Frogloop

What kind of social justice is actually achievable when entire communities are shut out from communications technologies? Nonprofit Events Technology Trends

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

Rather than comparing Woolworth sit-ins to the much-hyped Twitter Revolution, finding the latter coming up wanting, and stopping there, Gladwell might have given some space in the New Yorker to dig a little deeper to find examples of folks using technology to organize in intriguing, successful ways.

Technology & Community: Strategic Options for Building Movements

Amy Sample Ward

Technology and Community: Strategic Options for Movement Building. Positive reinforcement is one of the best leadership development practices you can build into your movement, whether it’s online or offline, on a facebook page, newsletter, annual fundraiser or neighborhood events.

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Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Technology facilitates smarter messaging, smarter asks, and more personalized experiences with our organization. But NTEN is certainly not the only organization leveraging advances in technology to make fundraising a donor-centric process.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. It's offline fundraising tools were built for development pros.

Open Space Offline

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It was an annual week-long arts & education workshop where I taught technology integration and half the session was open space. 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.

Google Labs Introduces Gmail Offline

Wild Apricot

Tags: Gmail General non-profit interest Google Non-profit technology Web 2.0

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The Fail-Safe Guide to Pitching Technology to Your Nonprofit Stakeholders

Connection Cafe

In fact, almost 30% expect their interactive technology investments to grow by 11% or more this year. The timing couldn’t be better for nonprofits ready to explore technology investments because Blackbaud has just released the white paper, Making the Pitch to Nonprofit Leadership: How to Convey and Sell the Need to Invest in Fundraising Technology (I know it’s a mouth full!). Are your offline and online appeals and promotions integrated?

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Joe Solomon, Guest Post: What's the Right Offline Event for Your Organization's Online Community?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This month's Net2 Think Tank question is: How do real-world (offline) events fit into social media conversations and campaigns ? What kind of offline events are the best fit for your community? Courtesy of Joe Solomon.

September 2010 Community Builder Chat: How to Participate

Amy Sample Ward

The monthly Community Builder chat series is part of the #4Change community of regularly scheduled chats, bringing together people from around the world to talk about examples, practices, tips and more as we all explore the way technology can be used for social change. Building a loop between online and offline community activities. Tags: community events 4change chat community building monthly chat offline community online community

Technology for Change Contest: Win a new computer from HP!

Amy Sample Ward

Technology for Change. What’s your favorite example of technology helping people create positive change in the world? For example, simply review the hundreds of ideas listed in NetSquared ’s Project Gallery and you’ll quickly see that people from around the world are hard at work leveraging all kinds of technologies to create positive change for communities tackling many different issues.

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

It’s a case of letting technology lead (or, rather, the people behind the technology) instead of the communities on the other end. I blogged earlier this year about research that indicates very strongly we’ve replicated our offline social barriers and segmentation in our online social networking platforms. ( Visit danah boyd’s website for more information and research on this topic.)

New on SSIR: Letting Technology Lead

Amy Sample Ward

It’s a case of letting technology lead (or, rather, the people behind the technology) instead of the communities on the other end. I blogged earlier this year about research that indicates very strongly we’ve replicated our offline social barriers and segmentation in our online social networking platforms. ( Visit danah boyd’s website for more information and research on this topic.)

The 6 Hottest Training Technologies That You Can’t Overlook

Gyrus

Technology has impacted almost every aspect of our lives and training & development is no exception. is encouraging organizations to leverage mobile learning technologies for their workforce training.

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Take Your Activists from Online to Offline Action (Plus: the Tools You Need to Track Them)

NTEN

At our upcoming webinar, " Up the Leadership Ladder: Taking Activists from Online to Offline Action and the Tools You Need to Track Them ", Sarah Alexander from Food & Water Watch will share ways online activists can actually be moved to take action offline. > You'll learn: How to transform online engagement into offline action. The best ways to make your program scalable through technology.

Nonprofit Technology Conference Session Hot Picks! #18NTC

SocialFish

Are you going to the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference (#18ntc)? Activism in the era of Trump: How nonprofits can respond to a mobilized base and the technology that’s empowering them. You may have heard that session voting is open.

Funneling Frustration: Building the future for technology and social change

Amy Sample Ward

It is a chance to connect in real time, share ideas, and generally have space to explore ideas or questions that we have encountered during the week as we push ahead with our various jobs, projects and goals in the nonprofit and technology sector. As much as we love technology, it isn’t anything without people creating it, using it, changing it, and evolving it. At the end of 2010, I started having a weekly, 30-minute skype call with my friend Vanessa Rhinesmith.

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Live Blog: Is Technology Really Good for Human Rights

Amy Sample Ward

Tonight, I attended a live panel discussion on the question of whether Technology is Really Good for Human Rights, or not. We’ve seen potential for those unsympathetic to the cause to use the technology too – a bit of an arms race created. Technology is amoral – it doesn’t care. Rory Cellan-Jones, Technology Correspondent for the BBC, is chairing. Andrew Keen : I would never argue that technology is against human rights.

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Finding Balance: Our Relationship with Technology and Social Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just back from a few days mostly offline in the Point Reyes National Seashore area to walk along the beach and appreciate the beautiful views and nature. Taking an Internet or technology break is important, especially if you live a constantly connected lifestyle. (It

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

Tech Soup Blog

effective online (fundraising, email communications, social media, technology solutions). 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.

Technology Challenges

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

for non-profits in their Emerging Technologies forum. The discussion there led to some interesting offline conversation about "what REALLY ARE the pressing technological needs of non-profits at this point in time?" So last month I spent some time working with Malin Coleridge at TechSoup to put together a questionniare on Technology Challenges Facing Nonprofits. We need your input! Back in October, TechSoup held an online forum on Web2.0

Nonprofit Technology News for September 2013

Tech Soup Blog

It's about time to catch up on some nonprofit technology trends and news! This time I’ll review some new developments in digital inclusion, smart watches, accessibility technology, apps in Africa, crowdfunding resources, and digital trends to expect in the next five years.

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See You at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference!

Tech Soup Blog

Will you be joining us in Austin for the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference ? Elijah van der Giessen, TechSoup's NetSquared community organizer, will be meeting with fellow community organizers to discuss the challenges and rewards of growing both online and offline communities.

Taking Strategies to New Heights with Cloud Technology

Connection Cafe

I’ve worked with several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) on their technology challenges as they fulfill their global missions. But some of their challenges are the same ones faced by any nonprofit at one time or another: communicating with multiple locations with varying technology and know-how. For this project, we implemented a Salesforce.com system that allows CAP to take advantage of the benefits of cloud technology. Author: Cheryl Black.

Vote for TechSoup's Sessions for the 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference!

Tech Soup Blog

The 2012 Nonprofit Technology Conference is coming to TechSoup’s hometown of San Francisco in April and we couldn’t be more excited! The Nonprofit Technology Conference ( 12NTC ), organized by the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN), brings together nonprofit leaders from far and wide to learn about the latest in technology that can benefit their organizations and the communities those organizations serve. Tips and Tools for Technology Planning.

Technology Enables Community

SocialFish

The real story is the human network and the Social Economy that fosters the conversations that serve as its currency - on and offline. It’s the metamorphosis from online to offline that validates and certifies connections and symbolizes true opportunity to develop genuine relationships. Technology enables community. I really really love this beautiful post by Brian Solis, which he just wrote upon his return from SxSW this week.

5 Steps To Simple Nonprofit Performance Measurement

TechImpact

Analytics are by far the easiest and best way to measure the effectiveness of a technology implementation, fundraising campaign, or content marketing plan. The post 5 Steps To Simple Nonprofit Performance Measurement appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

The Power of the Email Address

TechImpact

Integrate with offline campaigns. Your direct marketing and other offline marketing campaigns can help support your online campaigns, too. The post The Power of the Email Address appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Amplifymm.

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3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM

Everyaction

The first big question is whether you intend to do online advocacy, offline actions, or both. How is it keeping up with new technology and trends? Once you’ve made the decision to search for a new CRM for your nonprofit, the task can seem daunting.

How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations

Everyaction

Effective fundraising, member engagement, and volunteer management all hinge on the ability to collect and easily utilize information about supporters in both online and offline interactions.

5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM

Everyaction

Ideally, you’ll be working with a unified system that houses all of your important information in one place and will integrate with other important technologies so that you are not left doing manual data work.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

Everyaction

In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. In a fast-paced, multi-channel world, universities need up-to-date technology and strategy in order to effectively reach and retain alumni donors.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

Everyaction

In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. In a fast-paced, multi-channel world, universities need up-to-date technology and strategy in order to effectively reach and retain alumni donors.

5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits

TechImpact

Implement offline conversion tracking. The post 5 New Google Analytics Statistics For Nonprofits appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Fundraising Tech analytics data donors google analytics nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech

EENs Avatars Campaign Brings Online Marketing to Life - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

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Basic Tips for Evaluating New Technologies for Your Nonprofit

NTEN

note: This is the second in a fantastic series of guest posts by the authors of Managing Technology to Meet Your Mission. New applications and technologies. if not free) technologies. professional learn about -- and selectively embrace -- new technologies, when it's hard to keep basic systems running? similar technologies in their organizations. Use both online and offline. Do you have other tips on evaluating new technologies for nonprofit techies?