Greasemonkey User Script Question

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Okay, so I installed the greasemonkey and downloaded the script. But when I go in bloglines the script is not working. Is the script crap or broken? I've been avoiding tools like Greasemonkey only because I thought it might be too technical/geeky for me. But I was motivated to install because I came across a tweak that would really improve my blogging efficiency (integrating delicious and bloglines). It's this one.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


Make sure to go through a quick training and provide a script that folks can use when they reach a donor’s voicemail. By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Successful mid-level donor programs are all about providing donors with a personal touch while maintaining the analytic discipline that allows you to scale your programming.


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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits


Instead of scripting anything, you spend a day with the organization and you see what you get. Grassroots movements have been doing it because they didn't have the resources to script. I shot an ad the other day where we went through the script over and over again. I can do scripted content, but I’d much prefer just sitting down, turning on the camera — not even touching it — and having a conversation with the person.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop


It’s also a great idea to send along a call script and encourage folks to get on the phone to make personal invitations. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. Not only do they allow you to land big donors in person, they also provide a chance to make an impression on important members of your community, enabling you to grow your brand along with your dollars.

7 Tips to Create a Fundraising Video to Increase Donations (Even If You’re Not a Tech Person)

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising video for a nonprofit can seem daunting, but with a fundraising video script, an elevator pitch, and a story, it’s easy

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I created a set of scripts for you to download if you’d like to leverage Akismet with your web to lead forms. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Akismet blocking web-to-lead spam Akismet blocking web-to-lead spam Last Updated on Friday, 1 June 2007 08:21 Written by Steve Friday, 1 June 2007 08:21 Scott Hemmeter shows again just how smart he is. I decided to try and see if I could incorporate Akismet into the web to lead process and I was successful in doing so!

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Last Updated on Thursday, 13 April 2006 07:35 Written by Steve Thursday, 13 April 2006 07:33 I went into my Personal Setup today in and got a surprise–my start and end of day times showed AM and PM in what appears to be Arabic script. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Good Morning Baghdad! Good Morning Baghdad!

Amazon S3 for web server backup

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

We have a script going which runs by cron daily to do the backups. One of the scripts we’ve use is here. (We I’ve been getting to know Amazon S3 lately, and there are some great things about it. I think it is one of the long list of unpredicted successes that resulted from the near-ubiquitousness of open source software on the server side. We’ve been using it for “offsite&# backup for drupal sites for a while now.

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3 Steps to Launch an Outcomes-Focused Strategy the Right Way

Connection Cafe

When you’re looking to launch a new outcomes-centered strategy , start with these three steps and sample scripts to ensure you’re heading in the right direction. . Here’s your sample script for Step 1 : . Here’s your sample script for Step 2: . Here’s your sample script for Step 3: . It’s probably not most people’s first choice to face a new situation with a feeling that you’re going in blind. HCC students design Web sites for 2 nonprofits

AFP Blog HCC students design Web sites for 2 nonprofits: "CLYDE – Haywood Community College's Web Markup and Scripting class recently unveiled two web pages designed by students for two Haywood County nonprofit organizations.Representatives of Spotlights Youth Theatre and REACH of Haywood County were both presented the designs by a blended class of traditional students and Haywood

How to Write a Strong Vision Statement for your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

For years, people thought that composing text requires effort, and every script needs to be written with a lot of time to make it more appealing. Tips for writing a non-profit vision statement that will shape your organizations future. Are you looking to shape your organization’s future?

Current Affair: The Importance of Keeping Your WordPress Site Updated

Byte Technology

Indeed, there have been a host of scandals affecting WordPress plugins, not the least of which was the problem with a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability that affected dozens of the programs and allowed hackers to gain access to sites through bypassing owner-controlled security protocols. For one, your site will simply perform better: your scripts will speed up, queries will run more efficiently and the overall experience for you and your visitors can be greatly enhanced.

Safe by Design: How to Boost Your WordPress Site’s Security

Byte Technology

Enter a script within your “functions.php” file. That script will cause a message appear to someone attempting to access your site with the incorrect login information and will ditch the login hint cues. For anyone who designs, owns or runs a website, the threat of getting hacked is a constant reality whether you’re a mega-corporation dealing with millions of users or just a one-person blog shop promoting products or services.

Data hoarding: Does the term apply to your donor data?

3rd Sector Labs

So we studied the problem, then created custom scripts to clean and de-dupe based on reasonable best practices. Have you watched the A&E television show Hoarders? The clutter and garbage in some of the homes on that show are unmanageable. It makes you want to shout at the tv: “Throw that trash away!”. Now, let’s talk about your donor database. When was the last time you cleaned it up? Got rid of dupes? Threw the trash out? Perhaps this story is familiar.

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Being Human: Google’s New API Solves an Internet Annoyance

Byte Technology

And so frustration ensued, all in the name of protecting your favorite blogs, shopping portals, subscription and contact forms and news sites from abusive scripts and dangerous malware. As long as there have been websites, there have been tools in place to keep those sites safe from spam and hacker abuse.

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On Alert: Signs that Your WordPress Site Has Been Hacked

Byte Technology

It may have been a large-scale malware attack, or some nefarious lone individual may have inserted files and scripts onto your server or hijacked your site’s emails or search results. Many WordPress site owners and administrators have no doubt experienced an unease or wariness at one point or another when it seems that something just isn’t right with their site. Perhaps loyal visitors have dropped out in droves or it takes a long time to edit or post new content to your page.

Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

Byte Technology

These tools can be simple, such as examples of fundraising emails, social media posts, phone scripts and even official logos. The fundraiser—whether it’s an inspired event, online appeal or one-time contest—should of course be considered an important component of any non-profit’s campaigning effort.

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Community Solutions: Just What the Doctor Ordered!


Last year, 11,000 hospital and clinic patients received prescriptions for food and heat, along with scripts for their medicines. These patients were treated at health facilities that partner with Health Leads, a nonprofit organization that enables healthcare providers to prescribe basic resources along with medicine or referrals to specialists. How does it work? As part of the health screening process, the healthcare teams also screen for basic needs such as food, housing and heat.

Stop the Daisy Chain of Bad Data Management

3rd Sector Labs

And it requires the development of a central database, as well as multiple data exchange scripts to move data between the CDR and your other systems. The root cause of bad data management for any organization – for-profit, nonprofit or government – can usually be found in the data management paradigm itself. The most damaging data management paradigm – one that is commonly found among nonprofits – is what I call “the daisy chain of bad data management.”

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Understanding the Importance of XML Sitemaps for Website SEO

Byte Technology

These are programs or automated scripts that self-browse the World Wide Web in a methodical manner searching for the most up-to-date information for the search engine’s indexing and ranking protocols. It’s great to have a stellar and attractive website, one that was professionally designed to utilize the most current design trends with state-of-the-art plugins and all the accompanying bells and whistles.

Time is Money: Solutions for Monitoring Problems With Your Website

Byte Technology

Using a combination of their free services—Google Spreadsheets, Google Docs and Google Scripts—you can actually construct your own uptime monitoring page to track any number of websites. Consider this scenario: your website experiences an outage, but because you don’t monitor it on a regular basis it may be days or weeks before you notice.

Unlock the Door to the Right Funders with a Powerful Grant Strategy| Part 2

Connection Cafe

Create a Script. As you develop the script, make sure you: Do introduce yourself, your role, and one or two sentences about your organization. Don’t go off script! This blog is the second in a three part series that will focus on the tools you need in order to build a comprehensive grants seeking program. Today’s topic will outline a 6 step process to grants research. You need to fund a project. But, first, you have to identify the right grantmaker for the project.

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Adobe Story Free

Tech Soup Blog

Adobe Story Free is a free online service from that you can use to create your script and help with screenwriting. " The film script format looks to be the simplest template to use. Once in the script you can then write in your script language. The application maintains the proper script formatting as you write. You can choose from a range of standard script types. You can also export your script to PDF, XML, CSV, TXT, and Microsoft Word.

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3 Tools for Designing Nonprofit Websites Like a Rockstar

Connection Cafe

Inspectlet seemed too whiz-bang good to be true, but with a small embed script you can record and playback anyone using your website. After dropping a small embed script on your site, you’ll instantly get some awesome data visualizations like: Clickmaps of where visitors click on your homepage. Feature photo: Used with grateful permission from radiant Liz Vice performing for Portland Soundcheck. Good designers love data.

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What’s in your data management plan?

3rd Sector Labs

Managing donor data quality, for example, will require you to get the data out of the confines of your CRM database and into an environment where it can be analyzed, problems identified, and clean-up scripts applied. If your data isn’t getting better, it’s getting worse. – TSL data expert. Those are words we live by. And no, we aren’t simply advocating some chaos theory about data.

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A Wake Up Call: What the Equifax Breach Means for Website Owners

Byte Technology

This means: Keeping all your core programs, platforms, scripts, plugins and themes up to date with the latest versions. If there’s anything the recent Equifax data compromise calamity has taught us, it’s that all of us—143 million and counting, in fact—need to be more acutely aware of the dangers and consequences of hacks that expose personal information to the virtual world.

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Fact versus Fiction: A Q & A on WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

Also, because most plugins make a request to HTTP to load assets such as images, scripts etc., When it comes to WordPress sites, designers and admins—when asked what is one of the most confusing aspects of the platform—will most likely put “plugins” somewhere on their list. Indeed, plugins are fantastic and, in many cases, a must-have when working on a WordPress site.

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6 Powerful Types of Video Content Every Nonprofit Needs

Nonprofits Source

Explainer videos are usually 30-90 seconds long, which translates into a script of around 150 to 200 words. According to The New York Times, we are now officially entering a “post-text world” as a society. In short, this means that the written content is going out of fashion and is no longer the dominant form of communication. Types Of Video Content.

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Host a Zoom call for supporters to write letters, send emails, make scripted calls to elected officials like Swing Left is doing. COVID-19 is forcing nonprofits to think differently about engaging supporters. For the foreseeable future, remote fundraising and virtual actions will be the norm, as evidenced by the 433% increase in virtual actions on the Mobilize platform in just six weeks. Grabbing supporters’ attention requires having highly engaging opportunities, and lots of them.

Rally More Support for Your Cause: 3 Simple Ways to Add New Event Participants


Sample tweets, emails, Facebook posts, employee memos, phone scripts, communication plans, and anything else they’ll need to inspire and manage their team. Include a sample script of what to say to team members. Register for our Event Fundraising Newsletter to receive monthly content and resources specifically for event fundraising professionals. Join Today.

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Working Together: Great Social Media Plugins for Your WordPress Site

Byte Technology

And those tools—in the form of style sheets, scripts etc.—have If there’s one thing that can be said for certain about our virtual world, it’s that everything can somehow be integrated into something else. Basically, it’s becoming easier and more seamless to simply make every computer, every piece of software, every app and program get along with each other in a cooperative environment.

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Advocating from Anywhere: How to Make Your Mission Heard by the Masses

Connection Cafe

Provide them with talking scripts if necessary so that they can practice what they are going to say. Advocacy is a way to showcase your organization’s mission while solving a problem at the same time. With a plan and resources, you can arm your biggest supporters with the tools they need to be stewards for your cause. But how do you create an advocacy program that actually works? This year, I had the privilege to join fellow museum professionals at Museum Advocacy Day.

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How to Choose the Best WordPress Host for Your Needs

Byte Technology

Thankfully, WordPress is a very “lightweight” script and is nicely compatible with nearly all the top hosting companies out there, and most of them offer very convenient one-click installation processes for WordPress users. When it comes to designing, launching and running a WordPress site, there are so many critical elements to consider for achieving success, from stellar content to an easy-to-navigate theme and templates to keeping track of updates to plugins.

Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

Byte Technology

Each time someone leaves a remark, the server has to run a PHP script, and when multiple visitors are commenting concurrently it can put burden on the host and slow the entire site down considerably. One of the hallmarks of the WordPress content management system is the ability to engage a user audience and create a back-and-forth conversation of sorts in the virtual world.

8 Tips for Fundraising When You Hate Networking

NonProfit Hub

But don’t try to stick to a strict script ? Networking can be a daunting prospect. But it’s essential to having a successful nonprofit organization, so being prepared is vital. It doesn’t have to feel like a chore if you’re an introvert. Try these tips for fundraisers who hate networking: 1. Be prepared. Work out exactly what you want to get out of the event in advance.

How To Create Explainer Videos That Donors Will Love

Nonprofits Source

For that, you can use meaningful animation, unexpected script turns ( narrative ), and adequate characterization. You can use some effects to punctuate important parts of the script, or detailed graphics to help illustrate your message. Think for a second, how many videos have you watched this week? This whole month? If your browsing habits are anything like the majority of people’s, chances are you see at least a couple of videos every day. It’s really not surprising.

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4 Steps to Making Planned Giving More Effective Than Ever, Right Now

Connection Cafe

You see a sample phone script for this call here. The COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique challenge for nonprofit fundraisers: While most recessions can hurt people’s ability to give, this one can also affect our ability to ask. There are more than 10,000 planned and major giving officers in the United States, and almost all of them are trained primarily on using in-person events and 1-1 meetings. So what should you do when those are off the table for most of 2020?

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Online Fundraising and 3 Reasons to Start a Recurring Gift Program


Or you could add an option to your direct mail response cards and telemarketing scripts for donors to make recurring gifts. Guest post by Bill Connors , author of Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge: A Non-Technical Guide. Make sure to check out his upcoming webinar where Bill will talk about Making the Most of Recurring Gifts with The Raisers Edge — 2/22/12 @ 2pm ET — Register Now ! — Recurring Giving - The #1 way to create steady fundraising revenue.

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How to Set Up an Instagram Printer for Your Next Event

Tech Soup Blog

Andreas decided to build his own using a basic photo printer (he used the Canon Selphy CP800, which retails between $75 and 90) and a script that can download photos from your phone to a computer. He used a program called If This, Then That to create a script that downloaded all of the Instagram photos with his event's hashtag to a specific Dropbox. He also set up a script that triggered the print function from his phone to his laptop.

Two-Way Text Messaging: Interacting with Your Mobile Subscribers in One-on-One Conversations

Mobile Commons

Not everyone stays “on-script” in a text message campaign. Mobile Commons offers several ways for agents to respond to incoming text messages, whether they are customer concerns, off-script messages, or invited questions. runs several text messaging campaigns to engage teens, but members don’t always follow the script.

Top Metrics For Success In Your Website

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

First, you can make or remove the scripts asynchronous to make them load in conjunction with other parts of the page. The other method is to defer all non-critical third-party scripts. How will you make a site great? The challenge is that a website is for business, you need the business to grow and therefore do whatever you need to make it great. It’s essential to ensure that your site is ranking higher. Having great content and with a proper design will not be enough.

Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

To add this code you’ll need access to place the script in the header or footer tags of your website. I’m going to share 7 insanely easy online fundraising ideas that are making a huge impact for nonprofits. First I’ll show you how the Environmental Defense Fund used their email list in a creative way to increase online donations by 63%. Then I’ll break down how you can apply 6 additional nonprofit fundraising strategies to grow your revenues TODAY.

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It?s Never too Early to Start Your Annual Campaign

NonProfit Hub

You can build your email templates and draft your call scripts now so that you can thank donors in a timely manner. While working for various nonprofits throughout the past twenty years, I always had such high aspirations for having our End Of Year (Annual Campaign) strategized by May, planned by August and ready to deliver by October. . It never happened that way. Never.