Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My role in the project is to the facilitate the training sessions, design the overall training, facilitate openers and closings, help prep the curriculum, and deliver modules on digital strategy and social media. A Good Training Starts with A Good Opening.

Should your online community be open or closed?


———— Open or Closed—Who Can Participate? If your community is completely open, anyone can see everything, post anything, and participate as a full member of the community. Pros and Cons of Open Spaces. When to Use Open Spaces.

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4 Tips to Increase Email Open Rates With Psychology

John Haydon

Getting subscribers to open your emails seems next to impossible. The post 4 Tips to Increase Email Open Rates With Psychology appeared first on John Haydon. Email Marketing click-through email marketing open rates

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Open Letter to Salesforce Nonprofit Admins

Judi Sohn

In the 20 months since I left Fight Colorectal Cancer, I would guess that I’ve logged in to no less than 150 nonprofit Salesforce organizations.

Open Source Means Strong Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

“Your secure software is open source: doesn’t that make it less secure?” We strongly believe not only that open source is compatible with digital security, but that it’s also essential for it. The open source way moves us all towards that goal.

5 Ways To Boost Nonprofit Email Opens


Now that we’ve got that out of the way, how else cna your nonprofit increase its open rate on email campaigns? The post 5 Ways To Boost Nonprofit Email Opens appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. It’s been said before, so we’ll only say it one more time. Your nonprofit MUST be writing engaging, clickable subject lines on all of its email communication.

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7 Ways to Increase the Open Rate of Your Nonprofit Email Newsletter


marketing open rates newsletter Distributing a regular newsletter requires a lot: curation, content creation, and then there’s capturing the attention of your audience despite inbox overcrowding.

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The Seven Emotional Stages of Opening a Major Project

Museum 2.0

The doors are open, everyone's smiling, attaboys flying. p.s. Abbott Square's soft opening is underway, and it's fabulous. Meet with stakeholders, staff, partners. Dream. Sketch. Pick dates as if you had any control over the concrete. Schedule. Prepare. Fight. Get exhausted. Get pissed. Scrap about nothing for no reason except that everyone is on edge and scrambling to get it done on time. Or not on time. As fast as possible, without stomping on too many toes. Flight. Get scared.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: Nonprofit CRM

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Because of this, the deck has always been stacked against open source tools in this arena. However, Salesforce in particular has a leg up that most other proprietary tools don’t have, because of their open APIs and their incredibly robust development platform. CiviCRM is a web-based open source nonprofit-focused CRM/Donation management tool. But in general, there are a lot choices and, sadly, few of them are open source.

6 Email Marketing Hacks to Increase Open Rates

NonProfit Hub

Are you experiencing abysmal open rates? You won’t be able to look at who’s opening or clicking on links in your emails. So, the first way to boost your open rates is to start using an Email Service Provider (ESP) like MailChimp, Emma or Constant Contact.

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Is Your Organization Ready for Open Source Software?


What does this mean when weighing your open source options? Change Management Leadership Open Source Open Source tech leadership Paul Keogan. Founder and Principal. BackOffice Thinking. A new core technology decision is not just about choice; it's about ownership. You know your organization needs to make a core technology change.

Seven Ways To Be An Open Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Open Leadership author Charlene Li reminds leaders to periodically ask themselves these " open leadership skills assessment " questions: Do I seek out and listen to different points of view? Charlene Li Eric Jacobson Leadership Open Leadership

4 Straightforward Benefits of Converting to an “Open Garden” Community Model


If you’ve been following our series of Open Garden posts , you know that we’ve offered many strategic perspectives to motivate you to rethink the rigidity of the classic, closed community structure. The Open Garden will tell you so much more about how to attract new active members.

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Increase Open Rates and Click-Throughs with 5 Follow-up Email Techniques from Top Nonprofits


You probably think about things like opens, clicks, conversions and unsubscribes. Most people who’ve been doing email communication for any length of time understand that too many emails equals increased unsubscribes, lower open rates and lower click through rates.

Get Open Community on Audible


Open Community is now on Audible! Open Community. Written for the complicated and quirky world of associations and membership organizations, Open Community is about how associations can—and why they should—build community online. (Not ( photo credit ). Love audiobooks?

16NTC Session Submissions Now Open


It's that time again to start the process of gathering session proposals from the NTEN Community to help inform the program for the 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC) in San Jose, California on March 23-25. So whether you have a few sessions you would like to present or some great ideas to suggest for community voting and have others present, we want to hear from you! Submissions will be accepted May 18 - June 26, 2015. >> Open Source Judaism in a Modern Design

See What's Out There

The post Open Source Judaism in a Modern Design appeared first on The See3 Blog. The Jewish learning institution Mechon Hadar came to See3 with a challenge.

Don’t be Fooled by Message Open and Click-Through Rates


The conversation around email performance is wrong: open and click-through rates alone do not show constituent engagement. And that’s what the conversation should be around: constituent engagement, not open and click-through rates. Figure 1: Opens and open rate.

How Open Are You With Your Content?


Jay and Joe Pulizzi break this down in a hilarious “opening the kimono” metaphor, providing examples of each: 1. Content Marketing: How Far Do You Open the Kimono. Must point you to a great post/presentation by Jay Baer about the Six Stages of Content Marketing.

What We Talk About When Talk About Open Data

Tech Soup Blog

But surprisingly few nonprofits are talking about open data. The government is even planning to appoint a chief data officer to manage the effort, earning praise from the Open Data Institute as the most advanced government in the field of open data.

What Hours Should Museums Be Open?

Museum 2.0

You know, the hours that you're open--they're not very accessible for people who work." We're open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. It's interesting to me that so many museums debate admission fees but don't get comparably riled up about open hours.

Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Paul Connolly, who has been a guest blogger on this blog before , covered the session on Open Source Strategic Planning. Note from Beth: Since the concept of working in Networks is can be hard to explain to newcomers, learning from case studies, stories, and examples can be illuminating.

Fourteen Ways to Improve Your Open Rate


Writing last month's post about how NTEN differentiates between types of open rate made me think about the ways we've worked to boost our numbers. Despite the increased volume, we've managed to increase our absolute open rate year-over-year. Looking just at our webinar messaging, we saw an open rate of roughly 22.5% We've made list growth a continuing concern – not just to fight the inevitable churn , but because new subscribers open our messages at a much higher rate.

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The How and Why of Nonprofits Contributing to Open Source


Debunking the myths of contributing to open source, one frequently asked question at a time. For the last 15 years or so, we’ve seen consistent growth in nonprofits’ appreciation for how open source tools can support their goals for online engagement. Community drupal Leadership Open Source Sean Larkin. CEO and Co-Owner. ThinkShout.

Being Open and Personal – Joining the Museum Trends of 2015

Connection Cafe

So when AAM and Blackbaud hosted Trends Watch 2015: Using Open Data and Personalization at Museums with Elizabeth Merritt , Michael Edson , and Stephen Watson , attending it was a definite no-brainer! Open online educational content is also a great channel.

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Open Source for Nonprofits: What to Know (Part 1)

Tech Soup Blog

For this reason, nonprofits are good candidates for open-source software (OSS), which can offer the functionality they need, without the glitz, glamor, and high price point of commercial systems. Of course, many of these points are open to interpretation.

Why We Moved the Abbott Square Opening - A Mistake, a Tough Call, & a Pivot: Introducing Abbott Square, Bonus Post

Museum 2.0

Excited to open. Twelve days ago, we started the two-week countdown to opening Abbott Square. We sent out hundreds of flyers with the eight-night Opening Week schedule. And now in construction, I’ve been telling the community how great the project will be when it opens.

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#GivingTuesday marks opening day of giving season

Connection Cafe

Because #GivingTuesday is a movement, it’s open to anyone who wants to be involved. Black Friday, Cyber Monday…Giving Tuesday? That’s right.

Open Source Feminism: An Intervention with Wikipedia


The internet is powered by open source technology—exciting software that's built collaboratively from the bottom-up. Open source is meant to be free and equal, but then why do men continue to dominate open source sites like Wikipedia? Though the whole point of open source technology is that it’s made stronger and better through collaboration, actually figuring out how to use the technology is not an equal playing field. Sarah Mirk. Online Editor. B h Magazine.

Open Source vs. Proprietary: CMS

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

There are a myriad of options, open source options are among the most popular, possibly the most popular. And there are open source options that can do much of the same work for much less money. The open source options are many, but the big four: WordPress , Drupal , Joomla , and Plone , stand out from the pack. CMS Nonprofit Tech Open Source Web Tools blackbaud convio commonground drupal plone sharepoint wordpress

Scientific community managers: applications for the AAAS Community Engagement Fellows Program are now open


Featured From the Trenches Mark Your Calendars Open Community

Advisory Community Registrations Are Open

Wild Apricot Blog

Want to join our Small Membership Advisory Community? Here are details on our conference call series and community forum

Opening Up Museums: My TEDxSantaCruz Talk

Museum 2.0

The theme of TEDxSantaCruz was "Open." It gave me a chance to really think about how we have been opening up our museum and what it means for our community. The first way we open up is by inviting active participation.

How to Achieve Out of This World Open Rates [Plus 5 Tips to Avoid the Trash Altogether]

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it – it takes you less than a second to decide whether or not to open an email. Every day, I wake up, scroll my email inbox – SCAN the subject line for something relevant – then open or delete according to my 3 Bucket Principle. But what about your supporters – are you acquainted enough with them that they’ll open the email solely because it came from your organization? Guest Post by Ashley Donald. Online Fundraising Enthusiast. Wiener Dog Lover.

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All Nonprofit Tech for Good Webinars Are Now Free and Open to the Nonprofit Community

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Registration for each webinar will open two weeks before the webinar is to occur. Thanks to a sponsorship from the Public Interest Registry , for the first and only time all Nonprofit Tech for Good webinars are being offered for free to the nonprofit community.

Big News: Nominations Now Open For the 2016 Care2 Impact Prize


Exciting news. Care2 just launched their annual Care2 Impact Prize to honor achievements in the nonprofit sector.

Being a social organization means being open.


Jamie Notter and I explain how organizations can be more OPEN in our book, Humanize: How People-centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World. Open organizations have more decentralized cultures. Open organizations embrace systems thinking in their internal structure and processes.

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How to Combat Declining Email Open and Click-Through Rates

Mobile Commons

The open rate for advocacy email stayed stable, which is good news, but the click-through rate for these emails fell sharply by 12.45% to just 2%. And open rates for donation-related emails fell by 2.25% to 15.34%.

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29 Email Subject Line Examples to Inspire More Opens on December 31st

John Haydon

The post 29 Email Subject Line Examples to Inspire More Opens on December 31st appeared first on John Haydon. With 12/31 one week away, you’ve probably put the finishing touches on your email fundraising campaigns.

Open Source and the Promise of Sustainable Nutrition Security

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Jerry and I had a great conversation about open sourcing of agricultural scientific models, such as those used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in their climate change reports.