Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

Connection Cafe

While there are some agreed upon best practices, your list is unique. Nonprofit Technology Social Media #nptech email marketing best practices Nonprofit Tech For Good nonprofit website best practices

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Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

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As an educational consultant, I offer nonprofits instruction on best practices around their technology. And while I’m usually able to offer some general guidance, nonprofit website design best practices have never been my area of expertise.

5 Best Practices for Converting Volunteers to Donors

Connection Cafe

Here are 5 best practices to help you convert more volunteers to donors. It is not a secret that nonprofits need volunteers and donors to achieve their goals and carry out their mission. The question is, is your organization focusing on the volunteer base that you already have?

6 Proven Best Practices for Your Sustained Giving Program

Connection Cafe

The next step is mapping out the practices that you can implement to make your sustained giving program a success. That’s why, in the newly released Sustainers in Focus Part 2 , we’ve shared six best practices for supporting a sustained giving program.

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.

Top 5 Social Media Best Practices for #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Best Practice #1: Start Promotion by October 28. Best Practice #2: Design Visual Content. Best Practice #3: Launch Ambassador Program. Best Practice #4: Activate Your Networks. Best Practice #5: Report Success.

[New Report] Proven Practices for Monthly Giving Success

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In, Sustainers in Focus Part 2: Proven Practices for Success , you’ll see the six practical strategies that can actually lead organizations to build a thriving monthly donor program.

20 Email Fundraising Best Practices


Even some of the largest organizations have a lot of low hanging fruit and aren’t leveraging the best email fundraising practices. Is your nonprofit struggling to raise money online? You’re not alone.

Best practices for engaging millennial volunteers


The millennial (M) generation, 18 to 34-years-old, often get a bad rep from older generations. The more-biased ones scoff that they are a tech-obsessed, scarf wearing, coffee snob group that has lost all sense of character and meaning

My Theory of Practice

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My Theory of Practice July 10, 2008 I finally had the reason to begin to more completely articulate my theory of practice. My theory of practice is different than my consulting philosophy. A theory of practice, in my mind, outlines the methods and ideals behind how I get work done with clients.

Best Practices

NCE Social Media

The Case Foundation has brought together some of the key leaders in social media for nonprofits and have created Gear Up for Giving campaign to provide tools to teach nonprofits how to use social media. Logo for Case Foundation's Gear Up for Giving Campaign. If you have been to their site already and have seen their information, what recommendations do you have to share with others?

5 Best Practices for Negotiating Funding for a Thriving Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Funding: 1. This is practically unheard of in for-profit environments. In the for-profit sector, customers provide revenue that covers the cost of providing the products and services they buy.

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


Social Media #nptech Frank Barry nonprofit social media best practices Social Media for Nonprofits Social Media StrategyDo you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube? Twitter has more than 16 million users, and 42.3

Practical (Not Perfect) Security


But what about practical security? For most of human history, locks were like speed bumps to would-be thieves. A good lock might take a few extra minutes to pick, but anyone who wanted in could get in.

Best Practices in B2B Retargeting


It’s clear that retargeting as a marketing practice is here to stay. Since it has been historically viewed as a business to consumer practice, other marketers have been slow to adopt retargeting. The post Best Practices in B2B Retargeting appeared first on SocialFish.

Seeking Smart Design: The Best Practices for Non-Profit Blogs

Byte Technology

Here are some best practices to ensure you’re making the most of your online efforts. The post Seeking Smart Design: The Best Practices for Non-Profit Blogs appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

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Best Practices to Increase Email Conversions


There are a lot of strategies that go into a well-developed and successful email marketing program. Some "experts" say that the most important element is that the subject line needs to be provocative.

Nonprofit Annual Reports: 7 Best Practices [Templates]

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Every year nonprofits present their accomplishments and projects to their supporters and the general public in an annual report. An annual report details an organization’s mission, growth over the course of the year, projects that helped serve the community, statistics related to the organization’s cause, and much more. Ultimately, your organization’s annual report can be used to… Annual Giving Annual Reports

Best Practices for Association Microsites

AFP Blog

Best Practices for Association Microsites : Micro web sites and sub branding seem to go hand in hand, as does the angst and elation both bring to trade association marketing departments. Associations 2012: Benchmarks and Best Practices,” white paper, we found that nearly one-half of U.S. I completely support micro site development; it just seems many are launched without strategic goals to support a sub brand, and many have an expiration date.

How to Get 1300 Advocates to Capitol Hill [HINT: It’s more than just practice]

Connection Cafe

“ Use your voice.” To practitioners in the citizen engagement realm, the phrase is as well-worn and tired as, well, [insert your own well-worn and tired simile here]. The phrase oft appears in emails, social media posts and is ever-present in web copy.

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4 Editorial Best Practices All Nonprofits Should Adopt

John Haydon

We know from years of research, including the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report by Nonprofit Marketing Guide, that nonprofits that use editorial best practices are much more likely to produce effective communications.

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Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts

NonProfit Hub

We asked five of the top nonprofit leaders to dish out their secrets and grant writing best practices. My grant writing best practice advice is to use a 4-step framework for your proposal: Need in the Community. The post Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Grant writing is a great way to secure funding for your organization and has a multifaceted pathway to success.

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9 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Best Practices You Should Be Using Today

Connection Cafe

Here are nine peer-to-peer fundraising best practices that will help ensure your next campaign is a success: 1. These are just some of the best practices that will help to ensure your next campaign pays off. For more best practices for peer-to-peer fundraising, read 10 Simple Things You Can Do to Improve Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising.

Association Social Media Best Practices


Here are 10 association social media best practices I shared: Meet your members where they are. I admit one of my pet peeves is the practice of surveying members to ask about their social media use as a first step in developing a social media strategy.

6 More Best Practices for a Great B2B Website | ClickZ

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6 More Best Practices for a Great B2B Website | ClickZ

How To Fundraise For Corporate Donations Using Passive Income Practices

NonProfit Hub

And most of its practices exist thanks to the Internet. While content creation is an ongoing practice, its results account can account for numerous “passive” successes. The post How To Fundraise For Corporate Donations Using Passive Income Practices appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As crowdfunding practices mature and become an valuable part of the nonprofit fundraising toolkit, there is a need to set standards and expectations. Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding by Robert Wu. Additional Best Practices. Flickr Photo by Lendingmemo.

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are some best practices for Virtual Meetings to get past the pain: 1-Co-Create Your Team’s Rules of Engagement or Virtual Meeting Norms. ” What’s your best tip or practice for managing and facilitating virtual meetings?

10 Blog Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based on more than 20 years of experience and 25,000+ hours spent utilizing mobile and social media, Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits is a comprehensive 256-page book packed with more than 500 best practices.

10 Twitter Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s impossible to apply Twitter best practices across all segments of the nonprofit sector because of the wide variety of causes and follower counts, but scientific analysis of Twitter clearly indicate that there is right way and a wrong way to use Twitter.

Top Five Best Practices for Nonprofit Managers and Volunteer Retention

ASU Lodestar Center

If you research the topic of volunteer retention, you will find many lists of “best practices” or “high priority” tasks for nonprofit managers. The following list contains best practices that are easy to implement across a wide range of nonprofits.

Best Practices Are Evil


When it comes to our businesses, we love industry best practices. We like case studies and white papers and our army of consultants who can go out there and figure out what the best practices are so we don’t have to. There is just one problem: Best practices are evil.

Best Practices for Nonprofit Video


Finally had a few minutes to dig into Into Focus , the new benchmark and best practices report by our friends at See3. And it’s AWESOME.

10 Best Practices for Modern Membership Websites

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Lamees Abourahma who explains how to keep your website design modern by incorporating new techniques that make your site more user-friendly and technologically relevant. guest website

10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

but to stand out from the other 50 million pages regularly active and all vying for likes, comments, and shares, you must excel at Facebook in order to stand out from the clutter and the 10 best practices below will ensure your nonprofit is on the right path.

10 e-Newsletter Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That was a 21% decrease from the previous year, but the decrease is mostly likely due to poor online fundraising practices , such as not having a mobile-optimized donate page and e-newsletter design.

New Resource for Nonprofits: The Data Playbook – Practices for Purpose-Driven Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Back then, not many nonprofits were talking or practicing the use of measurement and data to improve nonprofit results. The guide is organized by four key questions and includes a mix of practical tips and case studies featuring Jewish organizations and others.

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture


Did you miss these? Jamie’s Association Success posts in December focused on the visible parts of culture… The Link Between Office Design and Culture. Several years ago I saw a presentation from an association CEO who had recently redesigned their office space.

5 Thank You Page Best Practices for Any Nonprofit

John Haydon

The post 5 Thank You Page Best Practices for Any Nonprofit appeared first on John Haydon. Ah, the humble Thank You page – the forgotten sidekick of the donation page. After all, the donation page does the hard work of converting donors.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected


In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni. Don't miss the first installment, covering how Student Activities offices are using digital tactics to increase engagement on campus !