Support and Maintenance of Your University’s Salesforce Org: Staffing Recommendations

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In part one of our new blog series, Support and Maintenance of Your University’s Salesforce Org , we will explore long-term maintenance and success strategies, starting with best practices for staffing your Salesforce instance. You’ve implemented Salesforce – Congratulations!

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

See3

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

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

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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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Making Stories Work for Your Org: What the Data Says

NTEN

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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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.

DIY Nonprofit Technology: Getting Funding for Tech at Your Org

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[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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Tech Across Your Org: Shared Technology Vision

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[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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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 justgiving.com 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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Nonprofit Social Media Benchmarks: How Does Your Org Compare?

NTEN

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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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.

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

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[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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Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs

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

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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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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.

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

See3

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Does Your Org Need a Social Web Governance Strategy?

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

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

See3

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

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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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How To Track Everyone Who's Anyone To You: Is A Single Database Right for Your Org?

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[Editor's note: The following is an excerpt of an article in the December 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 Laura Quinn, Idealware Since most organizations don’t track just one type of constituent, the idea of a single database for all of them—donors, volunteers, clients, email subscribers, advocates and everyone else—is something of a holy grail.

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

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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.

4 Things We Learned While Applying for a B Corp Certification

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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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Pricing Discrimination: Should Your Performing Arts Org Price Based on Demand?

Connection Cafe

Have you ever paid $6 or $7 for a bottle of water at a theme park? How did you feel about it? In the late 90’s, Coca Cola decided to experiment with their pricing and customer’s willingness to pay. They created a “smart” vending machine: this vending machine knew how badly you wanted that coke, and charged you accordingly. Well, actually, the vending machine detected the temperature and assumed you were willing to pay more when the temperature was hotter.

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Tech Across Your Org: Program and Fundraising Innovation Sprung from an Internal Technology Project

NTEN

[Editor's note: The following is an article from the March 2012 issue of NTEN:Change. Read the rest of the issue when you subscribe to the journal for free! ] By Peter Drury, a child's right a child's right either had a problem or an opportunity—the distinction hinged only on our perspective. First things first: we clean water for kids. We literally clean contaminated water to make it safe for drinking and hand washing.

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

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

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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.

Show Me the World: Getting Your Org Started With Online Video

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[Editor's note: The following is an expert of an article 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 Michael Hoffman and Danny Alpert, See3 Communications When the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan we saw the aftermath almost immediately.

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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

Tell NTEN How Your Org Uses Data, Get a Free Webinar

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"There are a lot of places out there looking for systemic change. The only way you can track systemic change is through your results with data.". -- Katie Rozycki Development Specialist, Florence Crittenton Service. As more data becomes available to us and the tools to understand it all become more user-friendly, nonprofits have an opportunity – even a duty – to use data to gain a more robust understanding of our work, the communities in which we work, and the impact we’re making.

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Mashable's Top 75+ Green Twits to Follow: NTEN Orgs Represented in a Major Way

NTEN

Many of you maintain both individual and organizational profiles, leaving the "cause talk" to your org profiles. We were impressed (but not surprised) to see these Green orgs on the list: Defenders of Wildlife : @Defenders. The Nature Conservance : @nature_org. National Wildlife Federation : @NWF (Danielle Brigida's org). And if you're thinking, "What are these orgs doing on Twitter that we're not?"

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What are your org’s New Year’s resolutions?

Allegiance Group

It’s official, 2008 is over. The ball has dropped, presents have been unwrapped, and yesterday we inaugurated a new president. In the nonprofit online fundraising world, the end of the year means a brief respite from the days of frenetically paced emails, calculus-level equations to determine segmented content targeting, and new, specially designed holiday landing pages and donation forms.

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Aligning Your IT Needs With Your Org's Mission (or, Doc Brown to the Rescue)

NTEN

There's a trope in many a science-fiction movie: you need to fix the tech to save the day. In Empire , R2D2 reconnects the hyperdrive just in time. In Wrath of Kahn , Spock fixes the warp drive just in time. In Back to the Future , Doc Brown gets the cable plugged in -- yes, just in time.

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Religious Organizations Are Now Eligible for Intuit QuickBooks Donations!

Tech Soup Blog

intuit religiousorgs accounting quickbooks faith-based orgs microsoft tech planning Office365 Exciting news! Religious organizations with a 501(c)(3) charitable determination can now receive Intuit donations from TechSoup. Religious organizations include churches, synagogues, and other places of worship, as well as organizations with a focus on missionary activities, religious training, evangelism, or religious publishing activities.

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

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

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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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