Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

Connection Cafe

And this next phase brings together the powerful sentiments of activists with the much needed support of donors. Goodbye, slacktivism. Hello, actigiving. For more than a decade now, there has been much debate about whether online activists would ever turn their clicks into gifts.

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The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Lifecycle

Connection Cafe

The 5 phases of the faith-based supporter lifecycle : Step #1: Getting to Know You. For places of worship, this is the phase where a potential member attends services for the first time, or comes occasionally, while still attending another parish most weekends. For places of worship, this is the phase where the person/family officially becomes a member of your congregation. This is the phase where your organization seeks to build an ever-stronger relationship with the donor.

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Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National |

AFP Blog

Next phase of anti-spam law targets software - National | : ''via Blog this

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4 Phases of Viral Social Movements for Good

John Haydon

The post 4 Phases of Viral Social Movements for Good appeared first on John Haydon. What is the evolution or cycle of a movement?

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Moon Phases: Chinese New Years

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin, from the Chinese New Year blog sent along this cool moon phase calendar as a reminder. With the attached pdf file you can see that the phases of the moon do not line up with our months, and why 1/1 is on February 18th this year. I also found a moon phase widget!

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See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » The Web’s Next Phase

See What's Out There

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Data going mobile - we MAY be moving beyond the "nifty idea" phase


I had the great fortune last week to get to Mobile Tech 4 Social Change barcamp here in DC. The event was organized by Katrin Verclas of , hosted by Google DC and sponsored by Forum One and Mobile Commons. The small-but-high-value crowd included a nice mix of mobile techies and non-profit professionals (mostly in international development or global health).

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We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products


We call this the ‘product discovery phase’. We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


The critical next step in this initial planning phase is to determine the assets your organization has at its disposal. Tip: At this phase in the planning process, it’s also a helpful exercise to consider the potential for future giving.

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How’s Your Project Going? – Metrics for Development Builds | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

At the development phase, after intensive iterative rounds of creative and functional decisions with a tangible sense of back and forth, the client puts their faith in their consultant.

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori


Through that listening phase, we can really have a conversation with the community and earn that buy-in. Yash Mori is a progressive digital organizer and video producer. He has worked for a diverse slate of progressive campaigns and organizations, including Hillary for America, United We Dream, the Latino Victory Fund, and How did you get your start in digital organizing?

3 Steps to Finding the Right Technology Vendor for Your Nonprofit


To avoid getting stuck in the decision phase because you’re lost in a mountain of information about software features and capabilities, use a spreadsheet like the template that we have created to organize and analyze that information effectively. For nonprofit staff, getting the most bang for your buck isn’t just a goal, it’s a way of life.

Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project


It allows us to stay on top of each phase of the proposal we’re working on. Reproductive Health Access Project works at the crossroads of the medical community and the reproductive rights space to mobilize and train clinicians to ensure access to abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care.

How Greenpeace & Other Environmental Groups Are Using Technology to Build a Better World


The last phase of the Roadmap is an opportunity for supporters to get involved. There are thousands of nonprofits changing the world in big and small ways every single day. The best of these nonprofits know that one of the major keys to success is using top-notch nonprofit tools to run smart, creative, and impactful campaigns. We’re incredibly fortunate to power many of these organizations, helping raise more money and maximize their impact along the way.

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Better Data, Better Donors


By looking at reports that group your grants into their different phases (e.g. letter of intent, research, proposal submitted, etc), you’ll be able to see any bottlenecks your team is facing and identify any phases in your grant process that need extra attention. (This is the final post in our New Year, New Heights development series. Need to catch up?

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Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have


Go to the group by bar and select "Status" where you can easily see an overview of your major gift pipeline and take note of how many accounts are in the stewardship or cultivation phase of your process. A new year means new resolutions, and for nonprofits that often falls into the category of better fundraising practices. Enter our new series, “New Year, New Heights.”

Users With Over 1,000 Followers Can Now Use Google Plus Post Ads

AFP Blog

Users With Over 1,000 Followers Can Now Use Google Plus Post Ads : Now Google has moved Post ads out of their limited testing phase. The ads are now available to any Google Plus member with more than 1,000 followers

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Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

If you find a federal grant that interests your organization, you’ll need to go through the following stages: Pre-Award Phase. This is the phase where you’ll seek out new grants that are applicable to your organization and work toward submitting an application that matches the given criteria.

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15 Planned Giving Best Practices

Donor Search

During the early phases of your program and the ongoing process of running it, you’ll be looking for ways to optimize your efforts. As you venture into the world of planned giving, there’s a lot to consider. Defining what your program will look like starts with your launch. Look no further than this page. Let… Education Planned Giving

Why I'm excited about the future of Online Community Management?|?Blaise Grimes-Viort

AFP Blog

Why I'm excited about the future of Online Community Management|Blaise Grimes-Viort : "t’s fair to state the Online Community Management field is going through a phase of rapid growth; as part of my weekly roundup of articles posted on the topic I see more and more being discussed.".

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Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google Follow Buttons | TechCrunch

AFP Blog

In its announcement, Google said that this is still in its early rollout phase, with more information being added all the time Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google Follow Buttons | TechCrunch : Today, Google announced that it’s now filling up its Knowledge Graph with information about nonprofits, which will help people find the organization they’d like to check out and potentially donate to.

Is the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act Fair?

Vertex Systems

A bill (HR 3086) is moving through Congress which will phase out and repeal Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act for … Continue reading → This is a message to all social services agencies that provide employment programs to individuals with disabilities.

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What is GOTV Anyway? An Explainer for Non-Politicos


GOTV stands for Get Out The Vote, which is the final phase of a field campaign. While many of you have a background in politics or organizing, there’s likely some of you scratching your head and wondering just what the heck this “GOTV” business is all about. Not to worry!

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Are Sub-minimum Wages Going Away?

Vertex Systems

We have discovered that on October 4th, a new bill (3086) was introduced to the House that will phase out special wage certificates. Many of our customers operate vocational training facilities that pay their clients with disabilities a commensurate wage. … Continue reading →

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Train for Humanity is looking for new participants!

Amy Sample Ward

From Mark Hayward of Train for Humanity : After redesigning the Train for Humanity website we are now ready to launch into phase two of our humanitarian project. The initial phase of Train for Humanity ran for four months from September to December 2008. Phase two will run for six months from March to August 2009 and we are asking potential participants to make a commitment to raising at least one thousand dollars.

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Millennial Voices: Advocates and Activists Over Donors and Volunteers

Connection Cafe

For this phase of research (the second in a three-phase study underway), Achieve surveyed 3,000 millennials (born 1980-2000) about their political and cause-related perceptions and behaviors over the past 12 months. In the first phase of this research, individual interviews, respondents overwhelmingly expressed a desire that “both sides of the aisle” find a better way to work together.

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Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ll summarize her points here: Phase 1: What is the worst thing that could happen? Phase 2: What is the worst headline you could see about your organization in the front page of the NY Times? Phase 3: What assumptions will be made? Phase 4: Outline a Process.

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Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters | Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits

AFP Blog

Followers tend to grow the fastest during the early adoption phase and being one of the first nonprofits to have a presence on a new social network tends to solidify their popularity on the social network over time Pheed and Sulia: Two New Social Networks for the Nonprofit Early Adopters | Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Blog :: A Social Media Guide for Nonprofits : Nonprofits that have the capacity to be early adopters have learned that early adoption in and of itself is a wise social media strategy.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 6: Solution Design

Connection Cafe

Solution Design is the technical planning phase where we define how the back end of the website should function. All of the steps up to this point have been focused on how your website visitors experience your site and this phase is focused on the administrator experience.

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TechSoup’s New Site Design

Robert Weiner

This is Phase 1 and only affects the home page--most links take you to pages on the old site, with a the old design and the old navigation. TechSoup's description of the project recognizes this issue: What you see today, Phase 1, offers several key improvements: An easier-to-use redesigned home page, An upgraded search function, An improved search results page, and. While these upgrades should improve your experience on the site, the phased approach also has its challenges.

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Main Ingredients to a Nonprofit Digital Campaign


Whether your goals are centered on fundraising, advocacy, or awareness, a kick-off event can help you build financial, political, or social momentum that will fuel your campaign's next phase.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4a: Sitemaps

Connection Cafe

To create a sitemap, we begin with the documents produced during the Content Strategy phase. Ideally, we’ll have some insight into user needs thanks to the research we conducted in earlier phases of the project such as Surveys and Interviews or Personas.

The 8 Key Elements of a Federated Buying Agreement

Connection Cafe

Agreement consideration should include environments required for pre-go-live phases – such as sandboxes, conversion, development as well as post go-live staging and training environments.Multiple, flexible environments also allow for easier phasing and roll-out increments. Phasing.

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Welcome to the S.O.U.P. Update Page 

AFP Blog

Update PageYour Source for the Latest News About our RenovationUpdated August 22, 2009: If you’ve had a chance to visit our home page, or our search page you’ve seen the first changes resulting from Phase 1 of an 18-month effort dubbed the Site Overhaul and Update Project (S.O.U.P.). Welcome to the S.O.U.P. Update Page : "Welcome to the S.O.U.P.

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Identify, Track, and Analyze Gifts with New Grants Management on EveryAction


The Status uses a list of standard grant-process phases, such as Research, Letter of Intent, Request for Proposal, Pending, Stewardship, to track the Grant's progress; the Status Date reflects the last time the Status was updated. Many nonprofits receive anywhere from 10-90% of their revenue from foundation grants. These contributions are typically high dollar grant awards that come from foundations, corporations, or the government.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

Content Strategy : How the content inventory and audit serve as the foundation for the content strategy and a description of other deliverables that we might produce during this phase.

Network connects U.P. nonprofits and volunteers

AFP Blog

Volunteer Network this fall.The cornerstone of the network, currently in the development phase, is a Web and phone-based system Network connects U.P. nonprofits and volunteers: "Network connects U.P. nonprofits and volunteersMARQUETTE — Volunteers across the Upper Peninsula and the nonprofits that benefit from their services will be able to find one another more easily with the launch of the U.P.

5 Practical Reasons Why You Fail To Get Digital Marketing Results

Nonprofits Source

According to industry research , 63% of marketers say generating traffic and leads to their website is their top marketing challenge. Meanwhile, 40% say they struggle to prove the ROI of their digital marketing initiatives.

Best Practice Guide to Purposeful Website Wireframes

Connection Cafe

According to Wikipedia, a wireframe is a “visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website” If you’re going through a design project, you’ll likely see wireframes after a user research phase and possibly a sitemap phase.

Optimize Drupal with Pre-rendering

3rd Sector Labs

We spent time studying user browsing habits in the beta phase of development. We set out to build a Software as a Service platform for start-up company Booster Pro.

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