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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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.

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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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

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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.

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

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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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Tech Beat Live From Facebook F8: Mark Zuckerberg - BusinessWeek

AFP Blog

Also announcing a “Great Apps” program in alpha phase to promote the best apps. Tech Beat Live From Facebook F8: Mark Zuckerberg - BusinessWeek: "He goes on to talk about how Facebook will be working more closely with developers. Not a lot of specific I can divine, though there is a “new and improved” developer site that launches today. The two inaugural apps are Causes, which helps support. NPtech

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Enhancing Your Major Gift Fundraising Strategy with Analytics

Connection Cafe

When embarking on, or in the midst of, the silent phase of a campaign, look to analytics to help identify the giving capacity of leadership donors for the campaign. Once the silent phase is completed, you will need to identify prospects for the public phase.

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.

Daily DoGooder: DoGooder Contest Promo

See What's Out There

This short was created by See3 Communications to herald the beginning of the submission phase, and maybe, hopefully—we’d love it if it did—pique your [.]. Change the world, one video at a time.DoGooder Contest Promo| 1:36 See3 The DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards are back again this year, looking for the best and brightest in nonprofit video!

Welcome Karen Graham, Idealware's New Executive Director!


The Board set out to find someone with the right vision and experience to lead us through this next phase of Idealware’s evolution. If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions as we chart our course for the next phase, please let us know. I''m thrilled to share some big news.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 5: Visual Design

Connection Cafe

Purposes for the Visual Design phase include: Agreeing on a creative vision and personality for the web presence. The final step in our process is the Solution Design phase, where we detail the administrator experience for the site.

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Beneblog: Technology Meets Society - Untitled Article

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It wasn't until last year that we really moved into providing books for students with disabilities, and we're still in the beginning phases of providing every student with a print disability with an accessible version of every textbook and trade book they need for educational outcomes is Rookie of the Year Finalist from EdNET. We were delighted to get this recognition, which is a measure of our move into the education field with

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Has the Ice Bucket Challenge Spawned Charity Jacking?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Phase 1: Personal Challenges with Cold Water to Raise Money. Phase 2: The Ice Bucket Challenge: From Fundraiser to Social Media Meme. Phase 3: Water Morphs Into Vodka and Chocolate. Phase 4: Call to Donate Morphs. Phase 5: Charity Jacking.

Nonprofits, Coca-Cola and Real-Time Data… Ahhhhh…

Connection Cafe

Here are a few ideas to get you started: Ideally, you should consider collection and use of data as part of the planning phase before any big project or campaign. Instead, divide the overall campaign into a number of smaller segments or phases, and use the data collected during each phase to fine-tune your fundraising techniques for the next phase. Author: Cheryl Black. Guest blog alert : The following post was contributed by Sandra Jenson , co-founder Kell Partners.

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What’s a Persona?

Connection Cafe

Each phase will vary a lot depending on the type of project, timeline, budget, etc. To put it simply, a persona is a fictional representation of one of your constituents.

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Welcome to the New Age of Accountability in Grant Management

Connection Cafe

In 2013, the Council on Financial Assistance Reform (COFAR) announced sweeping changes to the grant management process for US federal grant recipients in both pre-award and post-award phases. The grant world has changed.

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It’s Not All About You | 5 Steps to Cater to the Different Preferences of your New Online Donors.

Connection Cafe

I like to think of this as the honeymoon phase. Girl meets boy. He follows up by leaving a voicemail at her work. She calls him back at home. He replies by sending an email to her at work. She responds via text message. Then he emails her at home. Queue the (mis)communication channel overload.

9 Things to Look for When Evaluating a Grant Proposal

Connection Cafe

The proposal should include a detailed description of how the program will be executed, how exactly the pieces fit together to achieve the desired outcome, and of the different phases involved in implementing and running the program.

Accelerating Project Results by Accelerating Project Cycle Times

Mobile Commons

By digging into the numbers with PowerSteering Software, this customer was able to determine the vast majority of te cycle time variance was in the Define phase of the DMAIC methodology. see phase level cycle time for each division at right). In reality, they were trapped in Ideation phase. Put those two bits of information together and they create a powerful predictive measure to better manage the pipeline of projects and thus eliminate wasted effort in the Define phase.

6 Technology Concepts Nonprofits Need to Understand in 2018

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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Webinar Recap: What to Expect When You're Expecting: A Website Development Project


Fortunately for us, Ryan Ozimek and Tim Forbes have broken down the website development project into 8 clear phases, covered in our recent webinar " What to Expect When You're Expecting: A Website Development Project ". Those phases are: Internal Planning. The 8 phases not only clarify the focus of each stage of the project, they also serve as touch points with your web development firm.

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