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.

8 Best Practices for Nonprofit Event Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That’s why we put together these best practices to get you started…. Okay, so you’ve decided you’re going to throw a nonprofit fundraising event… virtual high fives.

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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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.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

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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.

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.

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

Integrating Development and Finance through Technology and Best Practices

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Start with these three best practices:? . Consider a monthly pizza party (sponsored by your development and finance leadership to show the initiative is supported) with team members during which they are asked to share a “working together” best practice and an issue that needs to be resolved.? Development and f inance teams have their own unique but overlapping responsibilities around the management of revenue.?

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.

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.

8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

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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.

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 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

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.

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.

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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?

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.

[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.

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.

[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.

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.

[FREE WEBINAR] 10 Online Communication & Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs Worldwide

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Packed with practical advice and customized for small NGOs on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of engaging website design, strategic email marketing, and current trends in online fundraising and social media. Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT.

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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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.

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.

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

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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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5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

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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.

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

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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.

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.

6 More Best Practices for a Great B2B Website | ClickZ

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6 More Best Practices for a Great B2B Website | ClickZ

Best Practices for Association Microsites


Associations 2012: Benchmarks and Best Practices ,” white paper, we found that nearly one-half of U.S. And stay tuned for our latest study on US Associations’ Use of Mobile Applications 2012, Benchmarks and Best Practices.

Implementing the right practices in content marketing

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Search engine optimization needs content marketing strategies for better rankings and high traffic. On the other hand, it is necessary to implement the same properly for getting the desired results.

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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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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.

Top 5 Social Media Best Practices for #GivingTuesday

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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.

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.

Fundraising Best Practices to Enhance Individual Donor Strategies


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. ———-.

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 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

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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.

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.

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.