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.

Best Practice Guide to Purposeful Website Wireframes

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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.

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5 Best Practices for Converting Volunteers to Donors

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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?

20 Email Fundraising Best Practices

Frogloop

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.

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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Association Social Media Best Practices

SocialFish

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.

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.

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.

Five Best Practices in Nonprofit Crowdfunding

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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.

10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

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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.

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In 2013 online giving grew 13.5% according to the Blackbaud Index of Online Giving and 14% according to the Network for Good’s Online Giving Index with small and medium-sized nonprofits are experiencing the largest growth.

12 Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For those nonprofits already active on Google+ or for those willing to take the leap, below are 12 Google+ Page best practices to help get you started.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit is already on Google+, then the best practices below are meant to help you better learn how to tap into and inspire the Google+ community. Please note that these best practices will be a work in progress and updated regularly.

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It was the final presentation of the online fundraising best practices webinar. 10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for NGOs from Nonprofit Tech for Good.

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

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That said, these best practices will be a work in progress and updated regularly. To be alerted of when new best practices are posted, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0 Once Google+ goes live for everyone, I’ll add more best practices.

Top 5 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

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The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. Owned by Facebook, Instagram is the largest mobile social network in the United States.

Best Practices in B2B Retargeting

SocialFish

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.

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Crowdfunding: Best Practices and Data

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The infographic also summarizes some best practices for nonprofits for crowd funding platforms: Tell engaging and personal stories to connect people to their fundraiser in an authentic way. What your nonprofit’s success story using crowd funding? What are your best practices?

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

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UPDATED 2/26/12: Please note that the best practices listed below are a work in progress and are updated regularly. To be alerted of when new best practices are posted, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Best Practices for Nonprofit Video

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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.

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

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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.

3 Best Practices to Rock Your Blog

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A lot of nonprofits reach out to me asking how they can improve their blogs, they ask about best practices, and they ask about constituent engagement. Before we get into best practices, let me ask you a few questions about your nonprofit''s blog.

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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Best Practices to Increase Email Conversions

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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.

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

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“ 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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10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

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10 Website Design Best Practices for NGOs. 10 Email Marketing Best Practices for NGOs.

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

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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?

5 Thank You Page Best Practices for Any Nonprofit

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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.

Nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

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Also, below you’ll find nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits. That said, if you would like to be informed of when new best practices are added, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Five Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

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That said, for those of you ready to take your pinning to the next level, I have listed five best practices below. If you would like to be informed of when new best practices are added, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Also, below you’ll find nine Pinterest Best Practices for Nonprofits. That said, if you would like to be informed of when new best practices are added, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Three association practices that reflect your workplace culture

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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.

Nonprofits and Instagram: The Ultimate Curated Collection of Best Practices, Examples, and Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Also, here’s a post I wrote about how early adopter nonprofits have used Instagram for contests , but also see this recent slideshare deck that examines contest best practices in depth. Best Practices and Tips for Nonprofits.

Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies

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Yandow added, “Seeing such a huge increase in participation this year shows smaller nonprofits find value in the IDB Project and have a proven need for this level of tailored data and established best practices. This post originally appeared on BC/DC Ideas. ———-.

Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today I’m seeking out examples of how nonprofits use cute dogs, cats, or babies in their social media to feel good, but also extract a social media best practice or two so it doesn’t feel like a “waste of time.”

Google+ Best Practices for Nonprofits

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That said, these best practices will be a work in progress and updated regularly. To be alerted of when new best practices are posted, please subscribe to the Nonprofit Tech 2.0

Perfecting Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 10 Social Media Best Practices

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These top 10 best practices can help you solidify a social media strategy that will enhance your P2P fundraising: Tell a simple story to maximize shareability. Peer-to-peer fundraising relies on your supporters as they connect with their networks organically.

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few good resource for tips, tools, and best practices for nonprofit storytelling: Goodman Center. Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits. One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.

Why Communities of Practice are the Key to the Future

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Jarche believes that communities of practice are at least one part of the answer, because they can sit in between external networks (where you find diversity of experience and thought) and the internal teams (staff or volunteers) who are actually doing the specific and complex project work.