Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

The 2017 M&R Nonprofit Benchmark Study found that for every 1000 email subscribers, organizations can expect to have 39 Instagram followers, and that orgs experienced on average a 101% Instagram follower growth in 2016. This is a challenge because many nonprofits are more focused on text than visuals — be the org who does visuals well! You can collect a list of hashtags that other like-minded orgs and influencers are using.

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Personal Stories – Arts Orgs Need Not Apply?

Connection Cafe

This is a guest post from Anah McRae, Manager of Customer Support for Altru at Blackbaud. According to the blog there are 5 key motivators for giving: to support a particular organization, because we are inspired by other’s stories, to support a cause, to feel good, and. to participate in an event. If the first one is easy what can we do to get those that already support us to inspire others to do so?

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. Facebook’s live streaming platform is empowering nonprofits to quickly engage supporters around the causes that matter most to them. San Diego Humane Society recently used Facebook Live to document the rescue of #92Yorkies and kick-off a major digital fundraising campaign.

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Is Liking Something on Social Media Hurting Your Org?

NCE Social Media

A recent study done by researchers from the Sauder School of Business found that people who like a post Facebook or retweet something are less likely to give you a donation. Once people like, share or repost something they are done with the action and are less motivated to give. Here’s a video describing the study’s findings and what it means to us who work at charities who use social media to drive people to donate and to action.

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The Changing Landscape of Nonprofit Technology (and What It Means for Your Org)

Connection Cafe

The emergence of cloud technology has changed the way people around the world work, communicate, share information, and support causes. More than 90% of nonprofit organizations are using some form of cloud computing today with half of them using multiple cloud services.

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LinkedIn Groups Have Changed. Do They Still Make Sense for your Org?


I know of at least one association that had decided to close its group because of these changes, and I can say that if my org were in a position to launch a private community right now, I’d definitely be recommending that. How have the changes impacted your org’s LinkedIn group? A few weeks ago, LinkedIn announced that they were going to be rolling out some pretty big changes to their Groups feature.

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How does your org measure up to others? | Research Benchmark Tool

AFP Blog

How does your org measure up to others? Research Benchmark Tool : NTEN's Nonprofit Technology Benchmarking Tool is based on our annual research on technology staffing and spending, and it provides you with dynamic reports, customized to your organizational staffing and budget levels

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New York Orgs are Using Text Messages to Help Bust Myths around PrEP

Mobile Commons

The post New York Orgs are Using Text Messages to Help Bust Myths around PrEP appeared first on Mobile Commons. A coalition of 51 New York organizations is using text messaging to help fight the stigma around PrEP. The “Bust the Myths, Get the Facts” campaign, launched on World AIDS Day, lets people sign up to receive informational texts and get connected to a provider near them.

Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

See What's Out There

Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

Does your org do advocacy work? You may need this.


Subtitled, Reason no. 637,278 why you should switch to Gmail. Inbox Influence is a new tool from the Sunlight Foundation that allows you to see the political contributions of the people and organizations that are mentioned in emails you receive. This easy-to-use tool can be used for researching influence background on corporate correspondence, adding context to newspaper headlines or discovering who is behind political fundraising solicitations.

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6 Steps for Getting Started with Social CRM for Membership Orgs


Please contact us if things are going well and you have an interesting success story we can write about on SocialFishing to help other orgs. Social CRM Use Cases for Membership Orgs. Here’s my slide deck from the presentation I gave this week at the Avectra Users and Developers Conference. You’ve seen these use cases before, but here’s a handy reminder with more details about them. My most important points from the session: 1.

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Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs


The post Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. The nonprofit world is one dominated by individuals who love to help other people. Regardless of gender, everyone working in a nonprofit roles lives to serve, and is dedicated to leaving the world a better place. Did you know that over 2/3 of nonprofit employees are women? For an unknown reason, more women are drawn to the nonprofit working life.

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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

Malcolm Gladwell’s article “Small Change: Why the revolution will not be tweeted,&# brings the slacktivism , social media for social good or evil , strong and weak ties , and organizations vs networks debates to a mainstream audience. He tries to make the point: “Social change has been happening before the creation of Twitter four years ago&# but disappoints.

Six Steps to Create Marketing Personas for Your Org


This post by John Haydon first appeared on the Razoo blog , and John was kind enough to let us reprint it. You can find more interesting and educational posts from John and other guest bloggers on the site.

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Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

AFP Blog

Nonprofit Org in TIME's Top 10 Websites of 2007 | NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network: "2007Submitted by Annaliese on Wed, 12/19/2007 - 2:21pm.nonprofit technoloy | NPTech | NTEN | nten membersLong-time NTEN member organization VolunteerMatch made it into TIME's list of Top 10 Websites for 2007.

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Bringing the Social Media Boot Camp to L.A. Homeless Orgs

See What's Out There

Last week, I joined 21 representatives of homeless service organizations from across Los Angeles at Home for Good L.A. for a social media boot camp led by See3’s Chief Learning Officer Lisa Colton, in partnership with the See3-Kindling Group project @home. The boot camp is designed to give nonprofits the “digital kick in the tush” they […]. social media Uncategorized Video

The Online Benchmark Report is Here| How Does Your Org Measure Against Its Peers?

Connection Cafe

The 2014 Luminate Online Benchmark Report is now available, just in time for #bbcon! It’s the largest and most comprehensive report of its kind, using data from nearly 800 Luminate Online customers to help you evaluate your overall strategies and performance in online fundraising. Regardless of whether or not you’re using Luminate Online, the research and data from this report can give you a detailed view of how you’re measuring against your peers.

Learning to Love the Re-Org: How We Executed a Staff Restructuring

Museum 2.0

I had never heard anyone at any organization say, “that re-org sure was great!” Was the re-org perfect? What have you learned from the re-orgs you've been part of? My original "kitchen table" brainstorm. The Packard Foundation asked me to write a blog post about our 2016 staff restructuring (which they supported with a capacity-building grant). Here's that post, lightly edited for your enjoyment.

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Money for Good Study: Sharing Information About Your Org’s Results Can Attract More Donors

Beth Kanter

MFGII summary findings Nov 2011. View more presentations from GuideStar USA, Inc. GuideStar and Hope Consulting have released the results of new study, Money for Good II (MFGII). The findings suggest that if nonprofits are more transparent in sharing information about their results online that they could attract more donors.

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Growing Readers: Free Webinars for Early Childhood Orgs

Tech Soup Blog

The Early Learning Lab , Frontiers of Innovation , and New Profit , along with partners Joan Ganz Cooney Center and TechSoup, are working together to build the technology capacity of the early childhood education field. In partnership with these organizations, TechSoup will be hosting a series of webinars about technology and innovation for early childhood literacy organizations and researchers. If you work with young children at a nonprofit or library, this free webinar series is for you.

Virtual Phones for Virtual (and Physical) Orgs


I'm looking into phone options for Idealware's own use, and in the process really clarified my own understanding of how this whole thing works. There's two major components: phone service, and PBX services, and once you start to thing about things beyond traditional hardware options, they're quite separate.

Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says


By Colin Holtz and Steve Daigneault, M+R Strategic Services Everyone is talking about "the power of stories" — social scientists, nonprofit directors, your mother, you name it. Connect emotionally to your supporters and they'll give! Make them see the issue in human terms and they'll give more! There's just one problem. Nonprofits are adding stories to their fundraising messages. and they're not working.

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Tech Across Your Org: Sharing a Cause and Data Across Multiple Orgs


Blue” orgs get a small fraction of environment funding. [Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Read the complete issue on "Collaboration" when you subscribe to the journal for free! ] By Rachel Weidinger, Upwell Developing a High Touch, Human Platform for Collaboration At Upwell , we’re inventing a new way to work together.

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Four Rules for Maturing Your Field: The Bootcamp Model for Foundations, Associations and Umbrella Orgs

See What's Out There

We’re already a month into 2013, and for many, those New Year’s resolutions are becoming a little less resolute every day. It’s a curious phenomenon we all see each year in gyms, classes and homes. Individuals have the will to make BIG improvements, but without some guidance, clear goals and even a few incentives to […

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4 Things We Learned While Applying for a B Corp Certification

See What's Out There

strategy b corporation benefits development handbook Nonprofits org chart organizational change organizational strategy social causes social goodOne of See3’s company goals for 2015 is to obtain a B Corp certification. What started as a “we’ll-have-this-done-in-a-month” project has become a deeply reflective organizational journey. We’re getting close to completing our application (yay!)

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Does your org have a Facebook Page comment escalation flow-chart?

John Haydon

On Monday, we had a great discussion about managing comments on your Facebook Page. When to delete, when to reply and when to flag. In the comments, Steve Heye of the YMCA of Metro Chicago shared a “comment escalation flow-chart&# to help staff decide how to respond to various types of comments – on blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Five reasons why a decision flow-chart makes sense. Scalability – Staff can be brought into the social media workflow quicker with simple directions.

Upcoming Webinar November 7: Leverage Data for Mission-Driven Orgs

Tech Soup Blog

Does your organization collect data. from web traffic, email newsletters, donors, volunteers, and other. channels? Is it collected in a variety of places, like Excel. spreadsheets, Googe Docs, email services, online channels, and more? How can you bring all of that data together in one place to serve your. organization's needs? This free webinar will help you find solutions and learn from another organization. Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, November 7 at 11 a.m. Pacific time (2 p.m.

Tech Across Your Org: Shared Technology Vision


[Editor's note: The following first appeared in the June 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue of NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ] By Rebecca Krause-Hardie, AudienceWorks Recently I was talking with John Michael Schert, Executive Director of Trey McIntyre Project (TMP) , about their social media activities. What became abundantly clear almost at once was that I was asking the wrong question.

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Tech Across Your Org: Technology Leadership at a Small Organization


By Judi Sohn, Outgoing VP of Operations, Fight Colorectal Cancer Fight Colorectal Cancer: > 6 year-old Org > 6 Full-time Staff > $1.1 [Editor's note: The following first appeared in the September 2011 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the complete issue of NTEN's new quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders by subscribing to the journal for free! ]

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DIY Nonprofit Technology: Getting Funding for Tech at Your Org


[Editor's note: The following is an article from NTEN:Change. Read the rest of the issue when you subscribe to the journal for free! ] By Paula Jones, Director of Technology, The N. Center for Nonprofits In my role at the N.C. Center for Nonprofits, I have the opportunity to talk with many nonprofit board members and staff across North Carolina about their use of technology. In doing so, one statement that resonates with everyone is “No one funds technology.” Sounds familiar, right?

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Nonprofit Social Media Benchmarks: How Does Your Org Compare?


It turns out that nonprofits of all sizes are able to scale their fundraising efforts on social networks. The 2011 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report found that 30% of Master Fundraisers – those that brought in more than $100,000 – were small organizations and a further 8% were medium-sized.

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Tech Across Your Org: Social Media Collaboration Across the NYC Elder Abuse Center


[Editor's note: The following is from the December 2012 issue of NTEN:Change , NTEN's quarterly journal for nonprofit leaders. Read the complete issue on "Collaboration" when you subscribe to the journal for free! ] By Debra Askanase, Community Organzier 2.0 This spring, the New York City Elder Abuse Center (the Center) began its journey from a traditional, “non-social” organization to one that uses and embraces social media in both its communications and internal processes.

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Tech Across Your Org: Risks and Rewards of Combining Volunteers and Social Media


Shari Ilsen. Online Communications Manager. VolunteerMatch. Social Media is an important tool for engaging with your community -- but what are the risks and rewards of working with volunteers to implement your social media strategies? No matter the size or tech-savvy of your nonprofit, there’s something out there that will undoubtedly be a game-changer for your organization’s social media efforts. It’s not a fancy new tool or a fun new hashtag sweeping the meme-sphere.

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Orgs with email list of under 10,000 grew online revenue by 26% YEAH!

Network-Centric Advocacy

Great service from Convio for sharing this summary and Michael Stein for his work. There are some really interesting trends in here. What do they tell us about the future? How do these trends shape the movement? Online giving grew 14 percent. 69 percent of organizations raised more in 2009 than 2008, while 31 percent saw declines in their online fundraising. 61 percent of all organizations saw their average gift drop in 2009.

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2011 NTC Preview: 6 Steps to Refocus Your Small Org Tech Strategy


Small orgs work quickly, but often times that acceleration lacks direction. Leverage the SMALL ORG ADVANTAGE by looking for donated or discounted licenses. Formally assign someone the job -- even if it's just part of their job -- of creating a strategy for how the org will change its processes, staff structure, service delivery, and budget to leverage technology in mission delivery.

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Facebook Timelines Roll Out for Brands – What This Means for Your Org

Beaconfire Wire

Notice a change in your favorite brand’s Facebook page yesterday? The new Facebook Timeline rolled out for brands yesterday and it led to a number of questions around what it means in terms of making the switch, and more importantly how nonprofits can take advantage of the new layout and features. The goal is to make Pages more engaging and more social,” said Gokul Rajaram, Facebook’s product director for ads.

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Web 2.0 Nonprofit 2.0 Widgets Org 2.0 Second Life | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Widgets Org 2.0 3C%3E+Widgets+%3C%3E+Org+2.0+%3C%3E+Second+Life I’ve seen a lot of blog postings in the nonprofit tech and marketing sector lately about Org 2.0 , widgets , Second Life and Web 2.0 It is TRUE that many nonprofits are missing the boat for whatever reason (my org included) on Web 2.0. May I point out that many Web widgets or Seth Godin’s Org 2.0 3C%3E+Widgets+%3C%3E+Org+2.0+%3C%3E+Second+Life

Does Your Org Need a Social Web Governance Strategy?


The changes sweeping the Middle East this month have re-ignited the debate over the power of social media in fomenting revolution. It's odd, really: social change requires people willing to work for what they believe; social media are simply tools that can be put to use toward those ends. What's to debate? It is possible, however, that this new tool set can help bring about change more quickly than anything we've seen before, be that on an international level or in the work you do day-to-day.

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How to Talk About the Right Data in the Right Way Within Your Org


Carie Lewis. Director of Emerging Media. Humane Society of the United States. We realized we were trying to do too much, and we lost focus and interest and just gave up. Figure out what really matters and how you can get that data. The Humane Society of the United States has a well-established and successful online communications program. But here’s one thing we’re not so great at: the world of data. And we know it.

Members Only Software for Free! for an Arts Org

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

We're doing it again. If you are a small arts organization, you might qualify to get our software for free. See the announcement on our web site for the details

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How to: Getting Your Head (and Org) into the Clouds


Rob Jordan, Idealist Consulting. So you may have already heard all the great things that happen when you move your technical solutions into "The Cloud": Automated back ups; ability to forgo networks; automated upgrades; ability to intermingle hardware; lower maintenance; virtual office space, thicker hair and better dating life (well, most of those anyway.).

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The 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study: How Does Your Org Compare?


Report season is in full effect here at NTEN. We've recently released the 2009 IT Staffing and Spending Report and the 2010 Nonprofit Social Network Benchmark Report (in conjunction with Common Knowledge & thePort). Next up: the 2010 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study we're releasing with M+R Strategic Services. One of the many things I like about my job is that I get to read these reports before everybody else; it makes me feel extra knowledgeable for about, oh, a week.