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Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn’t Rely on the Overhead Ratio

NonProfit Hub

Rottenness is not a very useful criteria for picking where to eat, but GuideStar President and CEO Jacob Harold said this scenario happens every time a person chooses to rely upon a nonprofit’s overhead ratio to make a donation. The post Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn’t Rely on the Overhead Ratio appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Technology Benchmarks: Staffing Ratios


Another benchmark we think is importmant for nonprofits to consider is the ratio of organizational staff to their tech-responsible staff.

Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead? [Data]

AFP Blog

This rule states: User participation in an online community more or less follows the following 90-9-1 ratios:" 'via Blog this Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead? Data] : "There is a rule that has floated around in the social media world for quite some time called the Rule of Participation Inequality or the 90-9-1 Rule.

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How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

How To Calculate Your Operating Reserve Ratio: The Workgroup set forth formulas for calculating operating reserves ratio at the most basic level.

5 Myths of Mobile Fundraising, Debunked [INFOGRAPHIC]

Connection Cafe

The ratio of mobile-to-desktop donations also varied significantly across organizations. I have a confession. ” Have you been there?

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7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

reserve ratio, outlines and sample language). NORI’s whitepaper or reserve introduction document may be helpful. Designate board contributions.

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Ask A Nonprofit Specialist - Engaging the Board in Financial Reports

ASU Lodestar Center

Focus Attention on Critical Factors by Using Ratios, Dashboards and Other Strategies. posted by. How can I make the reports more meaningful?

Enhancing Your Major Gift Fundraising Strategy with Analytics

Connection Cafe

As a fundraising analytics consultant, I see a variety of development program structures and fundraising strategies. Campaign Planning. Summary.

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts


While most companies match gifts at a 1:1 ratio, doubling the employee’s donation, some companies match contributions at up to a 4:1 ratio.

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The Key to Relevant Fundraising in 2015 and Beyond

Connection Cafe

Are the ratios changing? A few days ago, I spoke to a person who was interested in helping a nonprofit organization raise funds. Absolutely.

Pinterest Nonprofit Benchmarking with Pinerly

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s the stats I asked for and why: Average Repin Ratio : Gives a measure of engagement. First, let me offer this disclaimer. Humor.

[Cool Social Tools] Awesome-ize your Instagrams and Vines with VideoSound


———-. A great video has to be accompanied by great music in order to deliver pure entertainment. VideoSound requires iOS 7.0

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Guest Post: Introducing the New GuideStar Nonprofit Profile

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This means simple financial metrics will no longer be the primary focus when telling a nonprofit’s full story ( goodbye, overhead ratios !)

How To Simplify Content Promotion with the Twitter Leapfrog Method


Compile all of the exported Excel docs into one sheet, and delete any Twitter handles that have a reply ratio of 0 or a retweet ratio of 100.

39 Questions Your Nonprofit Can Answer with Facebook Insights


The following questions can be answered by viewing the “Demographics&# section within the User Reports: What’s our ratio of Men to Women?

11 Outstanding Nonprofit Reports You Should Read


technology staff and the average ratio of tech staff to organizational staff is 1 tech staff to about 60 organizational staff.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Can You Teach a Watchdog New Tricks?

ASU Lodestar Center

News and World Report , and Money routinely publish stories that emphasize program spending and fundraising cost ratios. Federated campaigns often "help" their donors make giving decisions by prominently publishing such ratios next to the organizations names. of a small, but very productive non profit, the ratios always look bad.

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Visually Engage Your Constituents with InFocus

Tech Soup Blog

It has a lamp life of up to 6,000 hours, a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, and a slim design, weighing in at less than five pounds. TechSoup is proud to announce our newest donor partner, InFocus. InFocus' end-to-end, system-level, in-room, and video calling solutions deliver convenient, dynamic ways to connect and collaborate from anywhere.

Facebook Metrics Nonprofits Need to Know


The Wildlife/Animal Welfare sector had the highest ratio of Facebook users to email subscribers at 242 per 1000.

7th Annual Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Report: A Closer Look (Staffing Levels)


Another way we measure technology staffing levels is determing the Tech Staff - to - Organizational Staff Ratio.

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Why don’t my friends like me on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Try calculating a ratio of how many people comment and/or like and/or share your posts divided by how many like your page. So maybe that gets you an “engagement” ratio. Author: Miriam Kagan.Well actually they do. Advice abounds about tricks and tips for engaging the social sphere. You should use certain key words. Retweet.

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A 3 Step Guide to Attracting Corporate Donors Using Social Media


Your goal is a 3:1 ratio or pretty close. A few years ago, Cause Marketing was all the rage. Some did it well ( Pink Ribbon anyone?? Guess what?

What are News Discovery Tools? Why Use Them?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This is what builds thought leadership and attention. But I’ll save that for another blog post. Is your organization using news discovery tools?

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4 Tips for Creating Harmony Between Work and Personal Life

NonProfit Hub

Here are a few ways you can create and maintain a healthy ratio of work and personal life. If you’re a workaholic, remembering to make quality time for yourself can be challenging. Of course, if you want to keep both your employer and your family happy, learning to balance the two is important. Get a Day Planner. Stop Multitasking.

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How You Can Use Twitter As a Visual Marketing Platform


Twitter has gone from being a fun microblogging platform to taking on a life of its own. The Importance Of Visuals On Twitter. oh my! Visual Quotes.

HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It’s too early to know whether it is a best practice to add back all your Friends, so to begin add Friends at a ratio of 1:10. Get ready!

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Content Curation: The Art and Science of Spotting Awesome

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Soyignatius. ” I love that phrase coined by my friends at Upwell. This is what builds thought leadership and attention.

10 Common Mistakes Made by Nonprofits on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not following on a 1:1 ratio on Twitter. Using a horizontal logo for your avatar. Absolutely not! Craziness! Seriously.

3 Steps to Get More Grants

Connection Cafe

That way you can provide a “units delivered per dollar given” ratio. It starts with a change in approach. Convey Impact. Be Accountable.

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Measuring Nonprofit Performance at Scale

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The field is hungry to move beyond simplistic measures such as the overhead ratio. Social change is hard. And learning requires feedback.

A Lesson on Budgeting from the Blackbaud Management Team

Connection Cafe

If you missed it, be sure to take some time to watch the presentation! What are the steps to creating a budget? Why does this work?

3 Key Pieces in an Engaging Email Campaign

Connection Cafe

If your list is under 5,000, increase the ratios to 20 percent/20 percent/60 percent. Building in targeting capabilities. Here are 3 ways: 1.

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How Removing Overhead Can Improve Donation Rates

NonProfit Hub

And if your ratio is higher than the magic number, it may drive potential donors to other organizations. The Overhead Issue. Is it fair?

5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Evil Erin. There are two ways to approach self-care: Preventative and Episodic. 5 Self-Care Hacks to Use in a Crisis. 1: Breathe.

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Back to Basics: 5 Essentials Steps to Email Marketing

NonProfit Hub

Additionally, consider finding a ratio that works for you and stick to it. Pay Attention to Your Subject Line and Headline.

The Nonprofit Gender Gap Still Exists—What We Can Do About It

NonProfit Hub

Almost half would be a great number, if the gender ratio in the industry were equal. For that, I applaud you. Look at your own organization.

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The Unanticipated Benefit of Content Curation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” I’ll be doing a FREE webinar on Thursday, July 12 at 11 am PST to walk you through the idea and practices described in the area.

[PODCAST] Why Nonprofits Need to Dream, Humanize and Have Patience | Ft. Dan Pallotta

NonProfit Hub

“Those of us working in nonprofit organizations need to take our eyes off of overhead ratios and put [our focus] far out into the sky and look at our dreams for impact.” — Dan Pallotta. Pallotta is talking about the dreams that got us involved in our organizations in the first place. Does low overhead mean high impact? Is the opposite true?

Nonprofits Who are Making A Difference Through Play

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’ve been a fan of the Games for Change Festival since I first attended in 2006. You can register here. In Education. In Health.

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Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is the ratio of team/solo time adequate? ” If you are attending the NTC, please join us. Beth). Aisha). Gina). PLANNING. Sound familiar?

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