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Reaching Donors in Real Time – Wherever They Are | Third Sector Today

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The vast majority of organized do-gooders are tucked away in the back pages of the internet, trying their best to make a difference in the world (even if only a handful of people know and share their passion.) Reaching Donors in Real Time – Wherever They Are | Third Sector Today : While the number of nonprofits ready and eager to change the world is growing steadily, only a few can rely on direct donations and large, active donors every day.

Online Surveys Get You Feedback

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Should your organization initiate a new program?Rather Online Surveys Get You Feedback: "Online Surveys Get You FeedbackBy Yann Toledano What do your constituents think about your programs and services? What kinds of activities are your donors likely to fund? Rather than resort to using telepathic powers or mind reading, an online survey is a powerful research tool that can deliver the feedback you need. NPOnlineSurvey

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Content Curators and the Challenge with Organizations | NFi Studios

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Content Curators and the Challenge with Organizations | NFi Studios: "Content curation has received increased attention and is a major industry topic among marketers and journalists. Jeff De Cagna writes “One of the most significant innovation opportunities for associations is content curation that helps their stakeholders make sense, make meaning and make better decisions around their personal

Social Media Decision Trees: When To Dive Deeper | Community Organizer 2.0

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Social Media Decision Trees: When To Dive Deeper | Community Organizer 2.0 : "My time is so stretched nowadays between personal life and professional life that when a new social platform such as today’s launch of Google comes around, I wonder: do I have time for yet another social network?

How To Get Fire in Your Organization’s Belly: Key Insight from the Millennial Donor Summit | Beth’s Blog

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How To Get Fire in Your Organization’s Belly: Key Insight from the Millennial Donor Summit | Beth’s Blog : "illennials – We know they are young, tech savvy and well-educated-but they are also some of the most active when it comes to donating and volunteering. So what’s the secret to engaging Millennials in your nonprofit organization’s work?

New project brings computer solutions to non-profits - Danbury, CT Patch

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New project brings computer solutions to non-profits - Danbury, CT Patch : "The group, called Technology Solutions for Non Profits, or TS4NP, analyzes an organization's software and hardware capabilities and then builds solutions for an array of deficiencies, including networking, fundraising and accounting support, and security

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TechNet Blogs : "n order to assist with the recovery, TechSoup Japan, a program of the Japan NPO Center, is working with Microsoft, Adobe, and Symantec to aid local nonprofit organizations whose facilities are damaged in the earthquake by providing software donations.

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Filmmakers Get Hands-on Experience Helping Local Nonprofit | BU Today

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Filmmakers Get Hands-on Experience Helping Local Nonprofit | BU Today: "The graduate students’ project was part of a regional competition sponsored by 7DayPSA, which seeks to bring together local filmmakers and nonprofit organizations. The goal of the program is to provide nonprofits with limited budgets with broadcast quality PSAs while giving young filmmakers a forum to showcase their work

The Social Side of the Internet | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

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A new national survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that 75% of all American adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization and internet users are more likely thanThe Social Side of the Internet | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project: "The internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America.

Online Channel for Not-for-Profits-Ontario

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Here you will find guidance on how to start and manage your not-for-profit or charitable organization. Online Channel for Not-for-Profits The Online Channel is a central source of information for not-for-profits. You can get information about the laws and regulations that apply to not-for-profits and where to go for funding. You can find answers to your questions about the sector and about Ontario government programs that support the sector

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9 Ways to Create Magical Content for Your Nonprofit on Social Media

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Nonprofits are increasingly aware of the importance of content, but they are often challenged about how to harness its potential for their organizations 9 Ways to Create Magical Content for Your Nonprofit on Social Media : Content marketing, also called inbound marketing, is gaining serious traction with nonprofits.

Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013

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Organizations'' annual social growth is also booming, with the average number of Facebook fans increasing 37% and Twitter followers increasing 46%. Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013 : The study breaks down exactly how leading U.S. non-profits performed online in the past year. In 2013, Internet users donated more than ever before — online giving increased 14% since 2012, with more than 5.5 million total gifts and nearly $325 million raised.

The state of social media in associations and what to do about it – XYZ University

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The state of social media in associations and what to do about it – XYZ University : We hear over and over again that associations are struggling to recruit, retain and engage young members in their organizations. Yet, according to the report, among the top three reasons cited for members not renewing is lack of engagement with the organization

Nonprofits: Drive Behavior With Social Media - Forbes

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Nonprofits: Drive Behavior With Social Media - Forbes : real-life experiment by Facebook to encourage organ donation, adding one’s donor status to one’s timeline, sparked an immediate 2,000% increase in the number of people signing up as donors. Even after the initial flurry, signups continued at a rate double the previous rate, reports Mediapost. These remarkable results highlight the huge opportunity that social media offer to nonprofit groups

Six Essential Mobile Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits | Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Worse, they may be unintentionally harming their organizations’ brands by brushing off the mobile sea change. Six Essential Mobile Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits | Stanford Social Innovation Review : More than 130 million Americans own smartphones. Add desktop computers, tablets, and laptops to the mix, and there are more Internet-connected devices in the United States than there are people.

What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

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Blackbaud specializes in software and services that increase efficiency for nonprofit organizations, and Convio is “a leading provider of constituent engagement solutions that enable nonprofit organizations to maximize the value of every relationship,” according to its website What will the Blackbaud-Convio Merger Mean? - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. :

Nonprofits and Their Mobile Strategies - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

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We’re doing about 96 percent of our work with organizations outside the U.S.,” Nonprofits and Their Mobile Strategies - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : One recent study from ZeroDivide found a dramatic lack of philanthropic investment in mobile strategies for community change. “We’re said Katrin Verclas of MobileActive.org, a leading network and resource on the use of mobile technology for social impact.

Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits | TechJournal South

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Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits | TechJournal South : "Key factors in improving multi-channel marketing for non-profits July 21st, 2011 ConvioIntegrated multi-channel marketing makes the most sense for non-profit organizations, but size does not equal integrated marketing sophistication among organizations, according to the Integrated Multi-Channel Marketing study from Convio Inc.

Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm | NTEN

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Hurricane Irene and the Nonprofit Social Media Storm | NTEN : We know our friends over at the Red Cross have been expertly using social media for disaster response for years now, but this weekend, with Hurricane Irene set to touch down all along the east coast, we saw many other organizations and government entities reaching out via social media, as well

Booz Allen Cares | Booz Allen Hamilton

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Booz Allen Cares | Booz Allen Hamilton : Booz Allen Cares Corporate Social Responsibility.Welcome to our online resource for nonprofit organizations. New tool I saw demo'd today at Nonprofit Conference at Booz Allen. Learn about the firm’s nonprofit areas of support Assess requirements and eligibility Create your online profile, apply for a grant, and share your outcomes Submit volunteer opportunities to engage Booz Allen employees

Exempt Organizations Select Check

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Exempt Organizations Select Check : Exempt Organizations Select Check Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations that

Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time? | NetWitsThinkTank.com

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Idealware who surveyed over 500 nonprofit staff members about their Facebook usage and goals may have answers to some of the questions organizations have been seeking. Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time? NetWitsThinkTank.com : "This is a guest post by the one and only Allyson Kapin - co-founder of Rad Campaign. Make sure to check out what she’s got going on! — How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Is two hours a week good enough?

Using 4 Online Tools to Inspire Volunteers and Donors, Part 2 : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success

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Marketing on social media lets you purposefully tap in to the conversations happening online to promote your organization, engage with your constituents and drive. Using 4 Online Tools to Inspire Volunteers and Donors, Part 2 : Page 1 of 2 : FundRaising Success: "ocial media'Social-media marketing is a business tool if you do it right,' Mintz said. It's about people marketing on your behalf.'Marketing

The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development

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The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Student organization connects non-profits with app development : "Two seniors are vying to save nonprofits thousands of dollars. Co-founded by Wharton and Engineering senior Dhruv Maheshwari and Engineering senior Ali Altaf, Hack4Impact connects student developer talent with nonprofit organizations free of charge.

Create Facebook Interest Lists to Listen and Stay Organized | The Net Naturalist

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Create Facebook Interest Lists to Listen and Stay Organized | The Net Naturalist : "What is a Facebook Interest List? By creating lists, Facebook allows you to organize and have some control over posts you see other than the standard algorithm they decide for you. The simple answer is that an interest list is a collection of pages or profiles on Facebook.

Create Facebook Interest Lists to Listen and Stay Organized | The Net Naturalist

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Create Facebook Interest Lists to Listen and Stay Organized | The Net Naturalist : "What is a Facebook Interest List? By creating lists, Facebook allows you to organize and have some control over posts you see other than the standard algorithm they decide for you. The simple answer is that an interest list is a collection of pages or profiles on Facebook.

How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN

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How Small Organizations Can Use Affordable ICT-tools to Measure Impact | NTEN : "What if nonprofits and social enterprises had an affordable way to report real-time, large-scale data on their social impact? Organizations are under pressure to measure their performance and results.

Software for Program Evaluation: What's Your Organization's Strategy?

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Software for Program Evaluation: What''s Your Organization''s Strategy? Most nonprofits conduct some kind of program evaluation, whether it’s simply keeping track of how many people have been directly helped by an organization’s services or complex multi-year studies of a program’s effects on the larger community.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization? : It seems like there''s a new crowdfunding website out there every week, but which one is right for your nonprofit? I looked at a few popular crowdfunding sites and dissected their cost plans, nonprofit support, and special features. What platform you choose really depends on the size of your nonprofit and what sort of campaign you plan to run.

Is Social Media Right for Your Organization?

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Is Social Media Right for Your Organization? Last month, an anonymous reader asked this question in response to "Who's in Charge of Communications These Days?" The article confirms what I already knew: my all volunteer group is going to whither on the vine because we have no staff at all.

Give your website an organic role in growing your nonprofit ? Philanthropy North Carolina

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Give your website an organic role in growing your nonprofit  Philanthropy North Carolina : Your nonprofit’s website should embrace visitors and engage them in your work. It should be your welcome sign, your open door, your directory and your help desk. It should make clear to visitors, instantly, who you are, who you serve and the difference you make

CRM gives organizations more accurate client profile | TMA Resources

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CRM gives organizations more accurate client profile | TMA Resources : CRM as a journey Integrating CRM into member communication strategies is a continually evolving process, according to MS Dynamics World. In order to fully leverage member data for insight, organizations need to have a plan in place for CRM integration and the most advanced member management software that has the capability of extracting meaning.

Organizing for change through social technologies: McKinsey Global Survey results | McKinsey & Company

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Organizing for change through social technologies: McKinsey Global Survey results | McKinsey & Company

Angie Moore-Who 'Owns' the Data in Your Organization? : FundRaising Success

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Angie Moore-Who ''Owns'' the Data in Your Organization? Below are some key questions that every organization should ask internally to make sure its data is "owned" in a way that it is optimized FundRaising Success : For anyone in the IT area who might be reading this, don''t worry, I''m not going to turn this conversation into a database conversation. But I am going to challenge ownership of data under specific circumstances.

Social media can improve organizations’ internal communications | TMA Resources

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Social media can improve organizations’ internal communications | TMA Resources : As social media expert Steve Nicholls recently highlighted, however, there is another major advantage to the medium that many firms overlook. Social media, he argued, can significantly improve internal communications within an organization. According to Nicholls, this is an area that many firms struggle with, but it is extremely important to the overall success of the organization

What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization?

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What Does Big Data Have to Do With Me and My Organization? Without a doubt big data is one of the most talked about topics in nonprofit technology and IT in general this year. It was last year as well. But if you’re not a big collector of online information like Google, Facebook or Microsoft, what does big data have to do with you and your work? It’s a big fuzzy topic, but I’ll give it a shot. What Is Big Data Anyway? Like me you may be a bit unclear about what big data actually is.

How Conference Organizers can Use Google | Party Aficionado

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How Conference Organizers can Use Google | Party Aficionado

Connection Caf?: Homepage | Internet Marketing, Social Media and Web 2.0 for Nonprofit Organizations

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for Nonprofit Organizations : People engaging in social media are interested in being social, which means they want to establish relationships with the organizations & individuals that they follow. Connection Caf: Homepage | Internet Marketing, Social Media and Web 2.0 Effective social media campaigns help foster these relationships by engaging followers in two-way communication

3 Old-School Organizations For Good That Have Mastered Social Media | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation

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3 Old-School Organizations For Good That Have Mastered Social Media | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation : You hear a lot about hot new social strategies, but some of the oldest social good organizations in the country are making big strides to be at the vanguard of interacting with their constituents online--to very good effect

Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle

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Galveston nonprofit tree organization vies to win $50,000 through online contest - Houston Chronicle : A community campaign to replace the tree canopy Galveston lost to Hurricane Ike is in the running for a $50,000 project award from Tom's of Maine.