#bbcon Just Took Over Austin, TX| Day 1 Recap

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And in each case, organizations have the choice to dig in their heels and fight to resist these changes or jump on board and figure it out. This completes the ‘ask-thank-report’ cycle that keeps it simple for any organization to follow (shout out to shampoo bottle instructions everywhere…).

[Book Interview] Nonprofit Example of Social Media Excellence: The Humane Society of the United States

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Organization: The Humane Society of the United States. Organization Size: 11 million supporters, 500+ staff. What was the very first social media tool your organization utilized, and when? Name: Carie Lewis. Title: Director of Emerging Media.

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Research Friday: What Affects Hispanic Volunteering - Comparing Three Surveys in the United States

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Understanding the determinants of Hispanic volunteering and the types of volunteer work that interest Hispanics can help nonprofit organizations target their recruiting efforts and tailor their programs to the Hispanic population. United States Census Bureau. posted by.

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

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So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Being Part of a Funder’s Portfolio: Perspectives on the Public and Private Funding Landscape: Come learn from Dr. Kathryn Mathew, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the main provider of federal support within the United States for museums and libraries.

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What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States

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What To Do When Your Nonprofit Becomes The Target Of A Phishing Scam - Corporate/Commercial Law - United States : "During the first half of 2014, there were 6,271 phishing attacks that targeted the "dot-org" Internet domain name often used by nonprofits, according to a study by the Anti-Phishing Working Group, a consortium of industry groups and international organizations.

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Data Hygiene: Is a bad address costing your organization?

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The summer was spent getting organized and planning for the following year among other things. My duty for the week was to mill over local and state newspapers for obituaries, clip them and document accordingly in the alumni database.

Comparing Nonprofit Usage of Social Networks and Text Messaging in Korea and the United States: One Size Does Not Fit All


based nonprofits can likely learn quite a bit from nonprofit and charitable organizations based elsewhere (and vice versa). Collaboration and resource-sharing between organizations around the globe is an important need.

Report: Rural-Based Organizations Receive Fewer Grants than Urban NPOs

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According to a report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, rural-based organizations received just 5.5 In 2005, the value awarded to rural organizations was 7.5

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A Brief History of Nonprofit Organizations (And What We Can Learn)

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Though the idea of helping and giving back to others has existed since Biblical times, nonprofit organizations in the United States have a much shorter history. Let’s take a look at what we can learn from the history of nonprofit organizations. Though the organization had been around for years, in the early 1900s we saw the U.S.’s Work with the government to apply for the legal status that best fits your organization.

A View of the Cloud from the United States

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This is a communique on the current state of cloud adoption in the United States from me, this time. states. Running Your Organization cloud cloud computing nonprofits nonprofit NGO nongovernmental organizations


Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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million registered nonprofits in the United States. Don’t waste your time applying for grants that don’t perfectly fit your nonprofit organization. The post Finding Your Perfect Love: Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofit Organizations appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized!

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Though most nonprofits in the United States, Canada and the U.K. Social Media: Before You Get Started, Get Organized! For example, the Latin America Work Group’s website is www.lawg.org , but when the organization was setting up its profiles on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, “lawg” was not available on all three sites. Use a Square Version of Your Organization’s Logo as Your Avatar on Social Media Sites.

5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

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The study provides useful and interesting insights on general philanthropic trends across the United States and confirms common wisdom about the anecdotal characteristics of our industry’s best donors.

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Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

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This annual report examines the performance of 16,855 events in the United States and Canada over a three-year period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. The events studied were run by 171 nonprofit organizations and encompass over 10.9

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Fundraising Tools

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The new tools are only available to 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in the United States and you must complete a three-step application process. The Facebook vetting process is made possible by GuideStar – a database of verified nonprofits operating in the United States.

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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Amazingly, the organization has surpassed this goal and (as of this article) has raised $11,547. Nonprofit Success Story: The American Childhood Cancer Organization recently raised over $7,000 with a T-shirt featuring the international symbol of support for those living with childhood cancer.

Learning is Everything!


Education is absolutely essential to the millions of nonprofit organizations doing good work in the United States and abroad In my conversations with nonprofits over the past ten years, the single most important need isn’t simply more money or more staff (although those are always helpful)…it’s continued learning.

New Study Monitors Dramatically Transforming Donor Behavior

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It has long been believed that the health of the philanthropic sector is directly linked to the passion people have for organizations and their missions. These things have forced our awareness, not only of the external factors at play but the value of retaining an organization’s best donors.

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How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign on Facebook

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Currently only nonprofits in the United States can take advantage of Facebook Fundraisers. The Humane Society of the United States is an organization regularly in the habit of early adoption of new social media tools and trends.

February 11 Is National 2-1-1 Day!


Did you know that in 1997 the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta was the first to introduce a 2-1-1 service? 1 Later, in 2000, the Federal Communications Commission approved 2-1-1 nationwide as a short number in the United States.

HSUS YouTube User-Generated Video Competition Grows List - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


57) Mobile (15) Nonprofit Benchmark Studies (15) Nonprofit Events (36) nptech (8) Online Advertising (5) Online Advocacy (47) Online Fundraising (97) Online Marketing (59) Online Organizing (32) SEO (3) Social Networking (109) Technology (31) Trends (51) Video (27) Volunteering (2) Web 2.0 (60)

Which Crowdfunding Platform Is Best for Your Organization?

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Amazingly, the organization has surpassed this goal and (as of this article) has raised $11,547. It is open to both individuals and nonprofits in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

2015 Charitable Giving Report: Fundraising Continues to Grow

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It reveals that overall giving in the United States increased 1.6% A few highlights from the report: International Affairs organizations had the largest year-over-year increase in charitable giving. Blackbaud’s 2015 Charitable Giving Report includes more than $18.2

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[New Report] Online Giving Increased by 7.9% in 2016

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The 2016 Charitable Giving Report includes overall giving data from 6,845 nonprofit organizations representing $23 billion in total fundraising from 2016. For example, in 2016, the average age of a donor in the United States was 62 years-old and on average they made 1.4

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Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs


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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5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

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billion in online gifts in 2016 from more than 4,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Medical Research Organizations have the Smallest Online Gift Size: The Medical Research sector has an online average gift of $89. I have a confession to make.

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The 2014 Charitable Giving Report

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The 2014 Charitable Giving Report includes 24 months of overall giving data from 4,798 nonprofit organizations representing more than $16.2 In 2014, overall charitable giving in the United States increased 2.1%

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Did you know the Bronx Zoo is run by one of the oldest conservation organizations in the United States?

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This allows the organization to share content across their entire family of sites, lessening the administrative upkeep of content for their busy staff. . And so is the NY Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Central Park Zoo and the Queens Zoo. Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society, saves wildlife and wild lands.

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The One-Size-Fits-All Donor Model Is so Last Century

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As the United States population becomes even more diverse, fundraisers have an unparalleled opportunity to employ strategies that engage new audiences , bring new voices to the table, and enrich the nonprofit sector with new talent and leadership.

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: How to Start a Nonprofit Organization.

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Disclaimer Wednesday, June 1, 2011 How to Start a Nonprofit Organization: Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Make the Leap posted by Robert Duea , Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center and Pat Lewis , Senior Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center So, youre thinking about starting a nonprofit organization. Why do I want to start a nonprofit organization rather than a for-profit organization?" Both types of organization could be the right choice for you.

How the Alabama Eye Bank Runs Its Entire Organization on FileMaker

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Most organizations nowadays, TechSoup included, rely on their databases to do their work. The Alabama Eye Bank is a nonprofit headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city, but it also has offices in three other regional locations in the state.

Guarantee Success for Your Year-End Campaign with Donor Data as Your Guide

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Address Standardization: This process validates addresses against United States Postal Service standards in real time as the data is being keyed in to the database, guaranteeing the quality of the data being added. (In With 17.4%

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12 Demographic & Technology Trends Changing the Nonprofit Sector Worldwide

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Social good organizations will also be needed to apply pressure on institutions to prioritize diplomacy, human rights, to act on climate change, and to protect the world’s remaining biodiversity. Source: United Nations Population Fund. Source: United States Census Bureau.

Advocating Nonprofit Advocacy: The Myth That 501(C)(3)s Can’t Engage in Advocacy

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When I encounter 501(c)(3) organizations that would be suited well to engage in online advocacy but don’t currently have programs set up, I tend to hear the same story, “We don’t want to engage in advocacy because we don’t want to risk losing our 501(c)(3) status.”

10 Nonprofit Statistics You Have To See


of all fundraising in the United States was from online giving in 2013. Source ) 13% of all charitable giving goes to Education organizations. Source ) 3% of all charitable giving goes to Environmental / Animals organizations. Image courtesy of Harvard.

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

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There are 164 local and independent Goodwill nonprofit organizations in the United States and Canada. Last year, Goodwill placed 312,000 people in employment in the United States and Canada. We’re approaching Labor Day Weekend.

4 Ways to Optimize Your Donation Pages to Grow Monthly Giving

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With online giving now a major component of most organizations’ monthly giving programs, it’s imperative that your donation forms are fully optimized. By making monthly giving the website default, you are signaling that sustaining support is your organization’s priority.

LinkedIn for Good Launches Board Connect for Nonprofits

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Launched today, LinkedIn Board Connect for Nonprofit Organizations is a new board member recruiting program that enables nonprofits to easily tap into LinkedIn’s 175+ million strong network of professionals. Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations LinkedIn Group.

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

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How can advocacy make a measurable difference for your organization? Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant suggest that “[a]n organization… has to walk a tightrope of building the skills necessary to engage in advocacy, while continuing to provide services (or vice versa).”[1]

Benetech: the Equilibrium Change Machine

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Even though I’m a Skoll Award winner, it really made me think about my organization, Benetech, and what we are trying to accomplish. Third, we pioneered a novel interpretation of the copyright exception for serving people with disabilities that is built into the basic law of the United States.