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.

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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?

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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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.

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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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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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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

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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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

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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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.

Facebook Ad Strategy for Non-Profits & Charities: 9 Things to Understand and Test

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. Jean is also a freelance consultant who works on digital strategy, marketing and design for non-profits.

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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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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.

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).

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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

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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.

How to Find Corporate Responsibility Software that Increases Profits

Givinga

Corporate responsibility can be incredibly impactful for business performance and profits, but unfortunately, many CR efforts, especially when it comes to workplace giving, are still broad and poorly measured with little or no direct connection to business performance.

12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. One of the most common mistakes that non-profits make with their Google Ad Grants accounts is to add thousands of keywords to their account.

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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

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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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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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

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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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?

Supermarkets donate profits from #icebucketchallenge to MND Association

AFP Blog

Supermarkets donate profits from #icebucketchallenge to MND Association : Tesco has announced that it will donate the profits made from an increase in sales of ice to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, which has now received over 3m through donations from the ice bucket challenge.

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.

Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | kens5.com San Antonio

AFP Blog

Non-profit gives job opportunities to homeless | kens5.com San Antonio : DOWNTOWN AUSTIN -- The homeless of Austin have an unexpected advantage during South by Southwest (SXSW) as non-profits help the homeless make the most of music festival by giving them job opportunities.

Non-Profit Theater and Technology | Gwydion Suilebhan

AFP Blog

Non-Profit Theater and Technology | Gwydion Suilebhan : Raise your hands if you are in any way responsible for helping to run a non-profit theater. Keep them up if you emphasize the first of those two words over the second — non-profit rather than theater — when you think about the nature of your work. Most of us, I suspect, prefer to focus on the fact that we make art and share it with the world, rather than the fact that we run non-profits.

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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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Membership and Non-profit Trends for 2013

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of non-profit, membership, marketing and event predictions and trends for 2013. Non-profits membership events

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Can Non-profits Learn From Innovative Companies?

Wild Apricot

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

7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs To Go Mobile - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

AFP Blog

7 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs To Go Mobile - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology : "Here are 7 reasons your nonprofit needs to start thinking about making a serious commitment to mobile." 'via via Blog this

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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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User research and non-profits

Connection Cafe

As a non-profit, you should be answering “yes” to all of these questions! Many successful non-profits also realize why user research is important. User research is, in fact, MORE important for non-profits than for any commercial company. Author: Lacey Kruger.

UpEnergy: cool for-profit social enterprise

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

The rise of for-profit social enterprises has been quite exciting. He's joined forces with other social entrepreneurs in the field to found UpEnergy , a new for-profit social enterprise that wants to scale the impact of their successful pilot projects. Although I'm firmly on the nonprofit side with Benetech (because we focus on big issues where the market is failing), it's definitely easier to get funded sustainably if you have an exciting and invest-able business plan.

Time Well Spent: How Much Effort a Non-Profit Should Devote to Social Media Fundraising

Byte Technology

And for non-profits struggling with a small staff and persistent budgetary concerns, that old adage holds special meaning. Facebook is an almost must-have for today’s non-profits. As the old saying goes, time is money.