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3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest

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Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from.

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6 Nonprofit Technology Takeaways and One Killer Find from #12NTC

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Key Takeaway : Your website is your property and the way a lot of the world will learn about your organization. It’s been a few days since I returned from the Nonprofit Technology Conference (#12NTC) hosted by NTEN in San Francisco, CA.

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Why Content Marketing is the Key to Your Nonprofits Online Success

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According to Altimeter’s latest report by Industry Analyst Rebecca Lieb , using content, also known as “Content Marketing”, is the up and coming form way to grab people’s attention online – something that every nonprofit and for-profit organization is trying to do.

Why Online Donors are Worth More than Offline Donors [INFOGRAPHIC]

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In 2011, online giving was up 13% on a year-over-year basis when large International Affairs organizations are removed from the analysis. In 2011, 87% of organizations had at least one online gift of $1,000 or more.

Blackbaud Headed to SXSWi 2011

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Description: As non-profits turn their sights to the social web for mission delivery, advocacy, fundraising and awareness building, more for-profits organizations are supporting charity work with specialized programs and initiatives. Blackbaud @ SXSW 2011. It’s that time again.

2011 Online Giving Trends and 5 Tactics Your Nonprofit Must Implement Today

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54% of the organizations experienced results at or above this growth rate. 87% of organizations had at least one online gift of $1,000+. We recently released the most comprehensive analysis of online giving trends in the nonprofit sector.

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2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report

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Target Analytics, a Blackbaud company, has released the third edition of it’s groundbreaking research into multichannel giving trends among nonprofit organizations. That means that organizations with a major giving or annual fund focus are likely to have some performance differences.

5 Content Marketing Success Stories Your Nonprofit Needs to Imitate

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CONTENT MARKETING PRO TIP : Figure out how to turn the unique ways your organization is changing the world into content that can be used online. They’ve now grown into an organization that grants a child’s wish in the U.S.

The Multichannel Giving Paradox: Online Donors vs. Offline Donors

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While direct mail acquisition is responsible for three quarters of all new donors and more than three-quarters of total gifts to a typical organization, online donor acquisition is steadily growing. Download the full Internet & Multichannel Fundraising Report.

Social Media Best Practices: 12 Tips for Making the Best of Any Social Site

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Knowing that a good portion of your supporters already participate on the social Web, and with the continued growth and popularity of social media, it’s very likely your nonprofit organization is focused on figuring out how to best utilize sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs

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It’s intended for anyone who has responsibility for recommending, purchasing or managing IT products or services at an NGO including nonprofits, charities, libraries, foundations or similar organizations.

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Kill the Noise: How Prioritization on your Website Can Drive Action

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If a person from each department of your organization stood in front of you and shouted information, chances are you wouldn’t decipher anything through the noise. It is critical to prioritize these tasks and decide which tasks are the most important to your users and organization.

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The Power of Social Fundraising and Friends Asking Friends [INFOGRAPHIC]

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So, How is your organization harnessing the power of the social web by empowering your supporters to take part in peer-to-peer fundraising activities? Organizations increase overall fundraising revenue by 40% more than industry benchmark.

7 Secrets to Increasing Online Fundraising Results and Wowing Donors

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The only vertical experiencing a decline from 2010 to 2011 was International Affairs organizations. Looking to help your organization get better at raising money online? If your organization is new to online giving: Look at Web Traffic.

39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights

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— Facebook Pages include a reporting module called “Insights&# which enables Page admins to understand how to better use their Page to market their cause and organization. Subscribe to the RSS feed ›.

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

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The easiest way is to add the ShareThis button to your participant’s personal fundraising page, that way they can share their passion for your organization with anyone, anywhere they have an account.

Fundraising Ideas to Reverse the Trend of Declining Email Response Rates

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Rights and International organizations experienced the sharpest drops, which the study’s authors speculated could be a result of real world activities, like the 2012 election and lack of a major international crisis covered in the media.

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One Email Tactic Nonprofits Need to Steal From Brand Marketers

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Sending the right email message to the right constituent at the right time can be almost impossible to organize manually. But, what if it didn’t have to be that way?

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Creating a Development Army: The Next BIG Thing in Fundraising

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Historically most fundraising programs have been organization to donor. The future will be more about how nonprofits can empower their supporters to fundraise on behalf of the organization. As fundraisers we are always looking for new and innovative ways to increase donations.

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The #1 Way to Raise More Money Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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They also have varying levels of commitment to your event and organization. Returning participants are like gold to any event fundraising organization so make sure you acknowledge they’re the reason for the success of past events.

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Boost Online Fundraising with Mid-Year Revenue Spikes

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Our 2011 Online Fundraising Report shows that nonprofit organizations receive over 20 percent of their total online funding in December, and nearly 45 percent in the last four months of the year.

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Channel Surfing: A News Roundup

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But why aren’t more organization’s doing it? flickr.com/photos/mikebaird.

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know

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Those who follow me on Twitter , or for whom I’ve helped implement NetCommunity websites, won’t be surprised to find me write about Google Analytics. Probably no better an indication of my love for the knowledge waiting to be unmasked within this tool, is the (fun?)

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Top 4 Online Fundraising Tactics Your Nonprofit Can’t Live Without

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With that type of growth you’d be silly not to spend time focusing on improving your organizations online fundraising program. We found that organizations enforcing a retention strategy were able to keep 15 percent of their new Haiti-related donors the following year.

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Two Surprising Ways to Broaden Your Reach Online

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Perhaps you’ve even started to feed live posts and tweets to your organization’s homepage. However, schools aren’t the only organizations jumping on board with this new marketing technology. Online marketing can take many forms.

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Using Pinterest to Drive Social Commerce

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Creating a presence on Pinterest is a great way to not only extend the reach of your organization’s brand, but also its gift shop, online store or retail marketing.

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The #1 Reason You Need a Recurring Giving Program and 3 Expert Examples

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The lifetime value of an online acquired donor is roughly $128 dollars to your organization. direct mail) you’ll increase the lifetime value of that donor from $128 dollars to $197 dollars – An increase that any nonprofit organization would love to see.

Gaming for Good, Joel Bartlett and the Super Chick Sisters

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I recommend that you find an agency that compliments the style of your organization and that can deliver on time and on budget. If an organization was thinking about creating their first online game, what tips would you give them?

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Event Fundraising Contests That Will Blow Your Mind!!

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The following ideas are collected from events put on by top peer-to-peer fundraising organizations like the American Heart Association, Autism Speaks, Dana Farber Cancer Center, Susan G.

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10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website

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Integrating the social experience into your organization’s web site will help promote the channel, engage supporters, and provide a constant source of dynamic content …” - Melanie Mathos and Chad Norman “101 Social Media Tactics for Nonprofits: A Field Guide.”.

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

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A national organization sent an email appeal in November asking me to protect polar bears from Arctic drilling. When a national humanitarian organization did this, though, it didn’t feel like too many. An animal welfare organization sent me two emails around Valentine’s Day.

5 Tips for Social Media Success from Bok Tower Gardens

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Social media has revolutionized the way tech savvy arts and cultural organizations communicate. These unique perspectives are a great way to highlight those who are the most important part of your organization – your customers.

10 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Twitter

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However, many are confused about how Twitter can help advance their organization’s goals. While new organizations are joining daily, others previously registered while never fully utilizing.

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness

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If you’re an individual raising money for a cause you care deeply about or a nonprofit organization looking for ways to equip and motivate your supporters to raise money for your fundraising event these tips will give you just what you need.

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Advocates 7X More Likely to Give, but Why?

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So significant that organizations who run effective online advocacy campaigns followed by timely and relevant fundraising appeals are seeing double the fundraising response rates. Remind them of your organization’s mission. The tie between online advocacy and fundraising is significant.

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The Surprising Truth About Online Donors and Offline Fundraising

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Many organizations see the immediacy of giving, the larger average donations from online donors, and the relatively low costs in producing solicitations and look no further. Download the full Multichannel Fundraising Report.

How Does Your Content Compare? Tips for Improving Click-Through & Conversion Rates

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For example, your organization may hold an annual golf tournament. Other than landing pages, the answer will vary by organization. Has your organization done any content testing? Nonprofits have become more sophisticated at driving traffic to their websites.

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2011 Online Giving Trends

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The report includes 24 months of online giving data from 1,895 nonprofit organizations, online major giving data from 2,397 nonprofits, and both online and offline data representing $5.1 54% of the organizations in the analysis experienced results at or above this growth rate.

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The #1 Reason Nonprofit Websites Fail and How to Fix It Immediately

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Organize Tasks by Significance. For those that have done a thorough audit of their audience, the website resonates with the intended audience and accomplishes audience and organization goals. Everyone gets excited about redesigning their website. It’s a chance to start fresh.

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5 Ways to Empower Your Crowdsource Fundraisers

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Beth Kantor on Facebook Timeline Covers to Spread Your Organization’s Brand? There are a lot of truly creative and special ways to encourage supporters to show their pride in your organization and reward them for their fundraising prowess through websites, email and social media.

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