2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey

NetWits

I just got an email from Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Non-profit Technology Network – better known as NTEN. It’s all about shedding light on how non-profits use online social networks (time, money, resources, etc).

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The Difference Between Profit and Profitable

NonProfit Hub

Profit isn’t a word that nonprofits feel comfortable with. But adding four letters to the dirty word nobody wants to talk about is vital for nonprofits, and completely changes the meaning—profitable. Just because you’re a nonprofit doesn’t mean you can’t be profitable.

Infographic: Big Data, Big Profits

TechImpact

The post Infographic: Big Data, Big Profits appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. We very well may be living in the golden age of marketing. Marketers everywhere have access to more information, quantifiable data, and often times, funds than ever before.

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3 Social Media Metrics Every Non-profit Should Track

NetWits

So what type of metrics are non-profits tracking to determine if they are achieving their objectives? Here’s what we’ve seen based on talking to close to 800 non-profits. Are you measuring the right social media metrics or do you have your head in the sand?

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Seth Godin on Innovation, Failure and Why Non-profits Should Stop Operating like Businesses

NetWits

Seth Godin has some firm beliefs and thoughtful insights when it comes to how non-profits can (and should) change the world. More recently Godin spoke with the Chronicle of Philanthropy about Innovation, Failure and Why Non-profits should stop operating like businesses.

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Strength in Numbers: The Benefits of Non-Profit/Professional Partnerships

Byte Technology

billion to non-profits; businesses and corporations kick in another $17 billion; 64.5 million not-for-profit organizations in operation. And that niche is professionals, across all industries and sectors, who choose to support non-profits by giving of their time and talent.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Join the Crowd(funding): Strategies for Successful Non-Profit Campaigns

Byte Technology

Crowdfunding—also known as crowdsourcing—has become a potent and viable means of raising money for thousands of non-profits around the globe. As Garecht notes, “many non-profits hear the phrase ‘crowdfunding’ and assume that all of the activities for the campaign will take place online.”

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If This Then That for Non-Profits

Connection Cafe

This tool has so many mind-blowing applications for non-profits that I just had to share it with the world. Guest post from Blackbaud intern, Ben Baker.

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Guest Post: Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers – Guest Post by Rebecca Brooks, Animoto. In the wake of that proclamation, many non-profits are understandably bewildered, wondering what this will mean for their Facebook marketing strategy.

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Stay in Control: Keeping Your Non-Profit Password Protected

Byte Technology

Unfortunately, non-profit’s have much to fear these days: a slump in the economy that translates to a downturn in donations; an ineffective social media program; an unscrupulous or ineffective board of directors; an apathetic staff or volunteer base; the list goes on and on.

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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Criminal organizations, those that disagree with you, and trolls are regularly attacking political campaigns and non-profits and using unprotected email list sign-ups for further attacks.

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Online Channel for Not-for-Profits-Ontario

AFP Blog

Online Channel for Not-for-Profits The Online Channel is a central source of information for not-for-profits. Here you will find guidance on how to start and manage your not-for-profit or charitable organization. You can get information about the laws and regulations that apply to not-for-profits and where to go for funding. You can find answers to your questions about the sector and about Ontario government programs that support the sector

3 Things I learned about Storytelling While Writing The Storytelling Non-Profit

Connection Cafe

Now, in April 2016 I’m finally able to share that book with the world – The Storytelling Non-Profit: A practical guide to telling stories that raise money and awareness. Non-profit organizations also want connection with donors, clients, community members, volunteers, and so on.

How to avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'

VolunteerMark

For too long we non-profits have benefited from undue credit for our legal status while for profits face undue criticism for theirs - join the conversation today as we discover that it''s much more effective to focus on impact than legal structure

Leveraging the Latest Trends in Non-Profit Website Design

Byte Technology

In the world of non-profit organizations and institutions, credibility is everything. And if your site leaves them disappointed by or uneducated about that cause, they could quickly set their sights on another non-profit with a more attractive profile.

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Should saving the world be profitable? - CSMonitor.com

AFP Blog

Should saving the world be profitable? CSMonitor.com : "Last week was not a good one for billionaires’ new vision of global philanthropy. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, argued that he just wanted to provide bare bones Internet access, free of charge, to poor, unconnected communities in India. " 'via Blog this

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It's proven: non-profits thrive when they measure volunteer impact

VolunteerMark

Check out this newly released research report that proves it''s critical for us to measure volunteer impact - it also proves that measurement of volunteer impact is vital for increasing donations & ensuring that your programs are effective

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits - SocialFish

AFP Blog

5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits - SocialFish : "5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits Editorial | October 21, 2015 Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms. Here are a few tips for your non-profit to make sure that its tweets don’t go unnoticed" 'via Blog this

The Difference Between Profit and Profitable

NonProfit Hub

Profit isn’t a word that nonprofits feel comfortable with. But adding four letters to the dirty word nobody wants to talk about is vital for nonprofits, and completely changes the meaning—profitable. Just because you’re a nonprofit doesn’t mean you can’t be profitable.

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

Byte Technology

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when a non-profit’s online presence was viewed as secondary to live-and-in-person 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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Non-Profit Organization to Close

The SocialPath

Non-Profit News Updates. Stay tuned to the Vertex Systems blog and website for more news and updates on the non-profit sector. Vertex Systems is a top provider of software and support for non-profit agencies. Non-Profit News

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The Numbers Game: Understanding the Statistics for Non-Profit Giving

Byte Technology

For non-profits, understanding and recognizing the importance of statistics is vital to their existence: organizations that dismiss them do so at their own peril. If the principals of a non-profit ever doubted the importance of donor retention, this statistic should absolutely hit home.

Facebook Shares Best Tips for Non-Profits

AFP Blog

Facebook Shares Best Tips for Non-Profits : Facebook's strategic partnerships manager Libby Leffler works to ensure non-profits and causes on Facebook understand how to use the platform to best reach their communities and make the strongest impact

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Big Data Means More Than Big Profits

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

And though they use the massive sets of data they collect to help create a better experience for their consumers (such as customized ads or tailored movie recommendations), their primary goal is to use what they learn to maximize profits. These information-centric areas are built for Big Data—data that if better understood could help provide a pathway to maximize our human potential, instead of maximizing profits.

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Securing a Free Website for your Non-Profit

Byte Technology

It’s easy to invoke the mantra that a non-profit’s leadership should view a website as an investment, not an expense. Non-profits have long been aware of the benefits of approaching different parts of their donor bases with specific appeals (the year-end “ask,” for instance).

Mobile-Friendly Searching: Getting Your Non-Profit’s Website Up to Speed

Byte Technology

That said, non-profits (many of whom rely more and more heavily on a significant web presence in order to be noticed) should absolutely be ensuring that their sites are compliant with the new search protocols.

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The Best Non-Profit Fundraising Blogs and Websites of 2016

AFP Blog

A great list from Joe Garecht The Best Non-Profit Fundraising Blogs and Websites of 2016 : 'via Blog this'. NPBlogs

5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks

NonProfit Hub

Profit leaks threaten to sink any business, but the nature of nonprofit operations make them particularly vulnerable. Nonprofits have leaks in areas for-profit companies never have to consider. A few methods can help managers evaluate current HR processes to see where profit leaks are occurring. Nonprofits need to have a plan in place to plug pesky profit leaks. The post 5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

It's proven: non-profits thrive when they measure volunteer impact

VolunteerMark

Check out this newly released research report that proves it''s critical for us to measure volunteer impact - it also proves that measurement of volunteer impact is vital for increasing donations & ensuring that your programs are effective

Non-Profits Use Vine for Good

SocialFish

Non-profits may not have expansive budgets, satellite hughesnet Internet or the latest camera equipment, but Vine levels the playing field. Vine should interest non-profits because it is an inexpensive, effective way to spread a cause. Guest post written for SocialFish by Jason Stone.

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The Pros and Cons of an RFP for Non-Profit Organizations

Byte Technology

With so many organizations and businesses relying on the RFP for their daily operations, it’s little wonder that the bidding process would trickle down into the non-profit sector, especially when it’s a non-profit seeking proposals for a web development project.

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Five keys to successful nonprofit, for-profit partnerships

VolunteerMark

“Giving back is about leveraging your businesses expertise and talents in a way that fits you and a nonprofit perfectly

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Getting Engaged: The most popular non-profit web strategies of 2015

Byte Technology

The post Getting Engaged: The most popular non-profit web strategies of 2015 appeared first on Byte Technology’s Non-Profit Web Design Insights Blog.

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The top resources for telling beautiful stories at your non-profit

VolunteerMark

You''ve got to tell your story to win over rockstar volunteers. This post is your toolbox for resources you''ll need to do that - dig into it, and equip yourself to share the beautiful stories of the communities you serve

How to Approach a Nonprofit Job Interview with a For-Profit Attitude (and Résumé)

EveryAction

If you’re planning to interview at a nonprofit organization soon, but aren’t feeling comfortable talking about your for-profit achievements, read on for some humble tips from someone who has succeeded (and failed) at both. This guest post originally appeared on Idealist Careers blog.

Non-Profit Leaders as Personal Brands

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a long time reader of Beth’s blog, I am very excited by the release of Beth’s new book, Measuring the Networked Non-Profit. In truth, however, your ability to effectively blend the two turns on how you frame your role within your non-profit organization. Click to See Larger Image.

A Sense of Community: The Benefits of the Business-Non-Profit Partnership

Byte Technology

But when it comes to non-profits, what does it take to distinguish themselves among a plethora of charitable organizations? Consider this: what about looking at the standard for-profit business model from a non-profit standpoint?

Non-Profits Use Vine for Good

AFP Blog

Non-Profits Use Vine for Good : With user attention spans shrinking, a new app from Twitter hopes to capture viewers attention in the blink of an eye. Non-profits may not have expansive budgets, satellite hughesnet Internet or the latest camera equipment, but Vine levels the playing field. Vine should interest non-profits because it is an inexpensive, effective way to spread a cause.

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5 Attention Grabbing Twitter Marketing Tactics for Non-profits

SocialFish

Here are a few tips for your non-profit to make sure that its tweets don’t go unnoticed. As a non-profit it’s critical that you establish trust and maintain good relationships with your donors. Twitter is perhaps one of the fastest-moving social platforms.

New web addresses for NGOs and non-profits - Telegraph

AFP Blog

New web addresses for NGOs and non-profits - Telegraph : Two new types of web address will indicate that organisations are bona fide non-profits or NGOs, writes Brian Cute, the Chief executive of the Public Interest Registry

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Sticker Shock: The Dangers of Free Website Building & Hosting for Non-Profits

Byte Technology

Well, when it comes to non-profit websites, many of which are built around that magic word—“free”—truer words have never been uttered. Most non-profits struggle financially at various points in their existence, and the thought of getting something gratis is hard to resist.

By the Numbers: The Importance of Mobile for a Non-Profit

Byte Technology

Indeed, in 2014 mobile device usage surpassed desktop usage for the first time, and for non-profit organizations it’s absolutely critical that your online presence be up-to-speed for your supporters and, even more importantly, potential supporters.

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