Infographic: Big Data, Big Profits


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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2011 Non-profit Social Networking Survey


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.

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.

Supercharged Fundraising for Small Non-Profits

Connection Cafe

Sometimes it seems like larger non-profits have all the advantages. The truth of the matter, though, is that many of the strategies used by large non-profits can be adapted for small organizations , where they are just as effective, if not more so.

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How non-profits become experts at Social Branding, Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring, Founder/Author WE FIRST. There are two elements critical to the success of any branding effort, non-profit or otherwise. Here’s how a non-profit effectively combines them both.

Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”. Earlier this month I co-facilitated the “ Impact Leadership Track ” at the NTEN Leading Change Summit with John Kenyon, Elissa Perry, and Londell Jackson.

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


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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Non-Profits Use Vine for Good


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.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically


The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes. A major error that a lot of non-profits make is that they go in for a traditional marketing approach.

Fun Runs the Most Profitable, Easiest Major Events for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

According to a survey conducted by Software Advice on the profitability and ease of planning major events, fun runs/walks were best events for mid-sized and large nonprofits—by a mile. The post Fun Runs the Most Profitable, Easiest Major Events for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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7- Step Non-Profit Plan to Attract and Keep Corporate Partners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If a for-profit colleague registers, you can attend as their guest for free. Or, two non-profits can share the cost. 7- Step Non-Profit Plan to Attract and Keep Corporate Partners – Guest Post by Simon Mainwaring. Or, two non-profits can share the cost.

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17 Free Non-profit Webinars for May 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

Spring is here and there are lots of fresh new ideas for non-profits in a host of free webinars popping up this May! Non-profits webinarCheck out the round-up of 17 free webinars.

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.

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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Can Non-profits Learn From Innovative Companies?

Wild Apricot Blog

The March Nonprofit Blog Carnival is about non-profit disruption and innovation. So we looked at Fast Company''s Most Innovative Companies for 2014 to see if there were lessons to guide non-profit innovation. Non-profit nonprofit blog carnival

What Google’s New Twitter Integration Means For Your Non-Profit


The post What Google’s New Twitter Integration Means For Your Non-Profit appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. If you still have an intern running your Twitter strategy, you need to reevaluate your social media strategy. Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported Google search results will now integrate Twitter’s content in real time. That means 284 million users will now be indexed by the world’s largest search engine.

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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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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.

18 Free Non-profit Webinars For August 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

Further your non-profit education with these 18 free webinars

Free Non-profit Webinars for December 2011

Wild Apricot Blog

Here is the round-up of free non-profit webinars being offered in December. Along with our Wild Apricot product overview and Membership Database webinars, we've found 22+ on topics ranging from non-profit sustainability to Facebook enhancements. nonprofit webinar Non-profit Wild Apricot

24 Non-profit Webinars for September 2014

Wild Apricot Blog

Summer is almost over and school is back in session - with 24 free non-profit webinars scheduled for September. webinar

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Big Data Big Profits


If you look carefully at this McKinsey infographic, you’ll see it actually says SMALL data sells better. by grantstewart. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Why Integrated Marketing isn’t Just a For-Profit Practice

NonProfit Hub

Maybe, but it’s a concept that many for-profit marketers live by, and your nonprofit should too. The post Why Integrated Marketing isn’t Just a For-Profit Practice appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Integrated marketing communications. Sounds like long-winded business jargon, right?

Is the Future of Social Media Much Different for Non-profits?


The survey was focused on the for-profit world (don’t leave yet) and I know you as a reader of this blog are interested in the non-profit space, but I believe there’s a lot of insight we can learn from and apply to our sector.

How to avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'


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

6 Examples of Nonprofits Working with For-Profits for a Greater Good

NonProfit Hub

These days, partnerships between charities and for-profit companies go beyond writing a check (although that’s still a useful part of the relationship). Here are some different ways that nonprofits are receiving help through valuable relationships with for-profit companies.

22 Free Non-profit Webinars For April 2015

Wild Apricot Blog

Looking to continue your non-profit education? We''ve got you covered. Take a look at the 22 free webinars available this April. webinar nonprofit

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.

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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Twitter Community Organizing Rules for Non Profits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Robin’s 10 Twitter Rules for Non Profits. Note from Beth: I love when I discovered folks who are community organizers and successfully transfer what they know about community organizing offline to the online world.

Customer Feedback in the Non-Profit Sector: Listening to Low-Income Consumers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Customer Feedback in the Non-Profit Sector: Listening to Low-Income Consumers – Guest Post by Mia Birdsong and Perla Ni. Consumer feedback offers critical information to funders, non-profit organizations, and the low-income people who use services and programs.

Free Non-profit Webinar Round-up for November

Wild Apricot Blog

This month we've found 22 free non-profit webinars. Fundraising webinar Non-profit social mediaTopics include mobile marketing; press releases; email marketing; multi-channel fundraising; volunteer job descriptions; grant proposals and much more.

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


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 Credit Card Refund Scam

Wild Apricot Blog

Non-profits nonprofit If your organization accepts credit card donations, you may want to be on the watch for this potential refund scam.

Free Non-profit Webinars for June 2012

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's our round-up of free non-profit webinars for June 2012. webinar Non-profitTopics include email marketing best practices; nonprofit sustainability; executive compensation; social networking; grants and much more.

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How to Use a Social Media Committee to Create Buzz for Your Non-Profit

John Haydon

There are lots of ways to build awareness for your non-profit organization. The post How to Use a Social Media Committee to Create Buzz for Your Non-Profit appeared first on John Haydon.

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?

Free Non-profit Webinars for February 2013

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's our round-up of free non-profit webinars for February 2013. This month we've found 28+ webinars on topics such as: streamlining through the cloud; “brandraise to fundraise”; "Rockstar presentations" and much more. webinar