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.

Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

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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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How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of the simplest ways to practice continuous improvement is to incorporate a process evaluation. Our advisory committee includes Courtney Lawrence from DSIL , a company that focuses on innovation and human centered design practices, who lead us through our reflection process.

8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Here are 8 best practices to get you started…. By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand.

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.

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?

6 Proven Best Practices for Your Sustained Giving Program

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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.

[FREE WEBINAR] 10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: March 12, 2019. Time: 1pm EST. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Fundraiser for: Wildlife SOS (Donation Optional). Customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will highlight current trends in online fundraising.

Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

In an effort to maximize non-profits’ marketing efforts, Animoto has compiled best practices and inspiration for video marketing on social. By Becky Brooks , Director of Communications at Animoto , an online video maker that makes it easy to create marketing videos for social media and beyond.

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.

6 Best Practices for Your Nonprofit Run, Walk, or Cycle Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Let’s take a look at six best practices that will help enhance your next event. Endurance events have always been a mainstay in the nonprofit fundraising world. They bring together communities, create unmatched energy, and tend to be big money makers and great at spreading awareness.

Nonprofit Feasibility Studies: 6 Game-Changing Best Practices

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To avoid common blunders, follow these six foolproof practices during your feasibility study: Know the feasibility study process like the back of your hand. Let’s talk it through with these best practices.

Developing a Panoramic Perspective through Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

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In the nonprofit sector, communities of practice are an established concept. Communities of practice often include practitioners from the public, private and nonprofit sectors – all actively developing shared resources, best practices, and tools to solve some of society’s toughest challenges.

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.

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.

[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.

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?

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 75: Best Practices in Disaster Philanthropy

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Donors want to help when disaster strikes, but they often don’t realize how long disaster recovery can really take.

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.

Best Practices for Association Microsites

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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.

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.

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.

5 Best Practices for Negotiating Funding for a Thriving Nonprofit

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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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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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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.

6 More Best Practices for a Great B2B Website | ClickZ

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6 More Best Practices for a Great B2B Website | ClickZ

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 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.

3 Practices to Follow When Modernizing the Legacy Applications

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Legacy applications are the mere backbone of the important part of the modern companies. However, they need a lot of maintenance and financial investments to keep them up and running.

5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

NonProfit Hub

Before commencing your data collection there are a few best practices that’ll let you make the best of your efforts. The post 5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

3 Best Practices to Rock Your Blog


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.

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.

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 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.

Gift Type Parity: An Emerging Best Practice for 2014

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If your organization adopted the best practice to date, the gift array will contain donation amounts that are followed by a recurring giving check box. This is a solid best practice, but even the best of best practices deserves to be put to the test.

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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.

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.

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The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Our mission is to find, fund and work successfully with visionary executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to foster long-term success. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C.,

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10 Best Practices for a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Best Practices. When you implement these best practices to enhance (or kick off) your peer-to-peer program, you’re setting your nonprofit up for success.

Board Recruiting Best Practices – What do you REALLY want from me?


The post Board Recruiting Best Practices – What do you REALLY want from me? best practices board recruitingAs a nonprofit ourselves, we know just how hard it is for nonprofit leaders to ask their board to financially participate in the important work their nonprofit is doing.

[Free Webinar] 10 Website and Email Marketing Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Packed with practical, how-to advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this free webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising. Date: January 8, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT.

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.