Nonprofit Feasibility Studies: 6 Game-Changing Best Practices

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The debate surrounding nonprofit feasibility studies can sometimes pose interesting questions: Do nonprofits need to conduct them to host successful capital campaigns? Carefully consider the feasibility study results. Know the feasibility study process like the back of your hand.

New Study Monitors Dramatically Transforming Donor Behavior

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In this study , we specifically looked for giving behavior that might be affected by the factors listed above. It has long been believed that the health of the philanthropic sector is directly linked to the passion people have for organizations and their missions.

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The Millennial Running Study: Turning Their Miles Logged into Your Mission Spread

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Last month, a fascinating study was released called the Millennial Running Study. From decades of self-experimentation and study, I can say that these two actions are a winning combination for hacking happiness.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities


To get answers to these critical questions, Leader Networks conducted a survey of nearly 300 marketing and community leaders that resulted in The Business Impact of Online Communities Study. For more insights into the Framework and the study please download your copy HERE.

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

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For the past 11 years, this study has gathered comparative metrics from nonprofits on email, social media, social advertising, fundraising, and web engagement. For details about, see the digital ads part of the study. Go download the study now! Research Studies

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]


Do you know how many of your supporters use popular social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube? 42.3% of the entire American population use Facebook. Twitter has over 16 million users. YouTube is the second most used search engine in the world.

New Study: Facebook Hashtags Decrease Engagement


However, according to a new study by EdgeRank Checker posts with hashtags on Facebook don’t have as good reach as posts than those without. The study found about 6,000 of the posts contained hashtags and these were the same posts that had a decrease in engagement per fan.

Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]


Case Study Social LearningThis post is by Marci D. Thompson, Associate Director, Online Education, APIC. APIC is a professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 14,000 members. Their mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infection.

Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day


Case Study From the Trenches Humanize Open CommunityRemember Give to the Max Day, November 9, 2011? This huge one-day fundraising effort raised $2,034,389 from 17,838 individual donors. Holy cow!

Pinterest for Business: 9 Tips From Superuser PediaStaff [CASE STUDY]


Case Study From the Trenches ImplementationThis post originally appeared on the Realtime Report. Author Tonia Ries kindly agreed to let me repost it here, ’cause it’s just that good.

3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study


Nonprofits have never had a more powerful fundraising tool than they now have in email , but there''s a growing concern that they might be ignoring one of the most important metrics for a successful online fundraising program. email fundraising deliverability

Attention Nonprofit #DataNerds: A Few Recent Research Studies on Data, Technology, Funding, and Trends

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In the last few weeks, there have been a few good research studies and web sites relaunched that cover technology, data, funding, and trends. Here’s a roundup. According to the study, 92% of the nonprofit professionals we surveyed are using content marketing.

Improve Fundraising Results by Knowing Your Donors’ Birthdays [Study + INFOGRAPHIC]

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Did you know that people between the ages of forty-nine and sixty-seven contribute 43 percent of the total dollars given to nonprofits in America [ study ]? I’ll be back later this week with four concrete tips for improving fundraising performance based on what we learned in The Next Generation Giving Study. That’s right. One group of people, those known as the “ Baby Boomers ”, gives almost half of all dollars donated.

[Case Study] Why Nonprofits Should Save Some Marketing Budget for Facebook Advertising


Related Posts How to Lead Your Way to a Social Organization [Case Study] Have you crossed the mobile threshold? Case Study Content Strategy Featured From the Trenches Implementation Useful Data Guest post by Amanda Sides.

Attention Data Nerds: The Mobile Mindset Study and More

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Source: Mobile Mindset Study. The Mobile Mindset Study , a new survey from mobile security developers Lookout using data commissioned from Harris Interactive, has found that three out of five smartphone owners in the U.S.

IMPORTANT: 2013 Nonprofit Engagement Data Management Study


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Nonprofit Benchmark Study Shows Online Donations Increased by 13.5%


The latest Blackbaud Online Marketing Benchmark Study for Nonprofits analyzed data from more than 4,000 nonprofits to provide the largest analysis in online giving data. in 2013 compared to 2012 (You can take a look at the review I did of their 2012 study). This just in!

National Study Reveals: Digital and Social Media Are Delivering Results for Arts Organizations

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Note from Beth: I had pleasure of facilitating a panel discussion in October at the recent Grantmakers in the Arts pre-conference on technology and media with Rory MacPherson where I learned about some of the preliminary study result he discovered. Research Studies

Favorite Factoids from the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

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M+R and NTEN have just released the annual 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study that analyzes data and messaging from nonprofits. So, if you want to compare your nonprofit’s performance with other, this report is a useful tool. Research Studies

Study: Photos Generate More Retweets on Twitter


Past studies have said that sharing photos on Facebook sparks engagement. According to a new study by Dan Zarrella of Hubspot, sharing photos on Twitter generates significant retweets too.

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Study: 88% of Children Donate to Charity


The study follows the charitable giving habits of 903 children aged 8 to 19. Eight out of ten children have parents who gave to charity at least once during two studies. The study reported that 60% of girls and 50% of boys volunteered for charity. Despite that the data is a few years old, the study shows the positive impact on children’s charitable giving when their parents discuss it with them.

Case Study from Stories of Our City: Using Qriously to get feedback from the world

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Here’s a Qriously case study, from Katy Gilbert – enjoy! case studies mobile data feedback information qriously questions research surveyQriously is a new application that puts questions you ask out to the world (or country, region, etc.) through replacing mobile ad space.

2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study Highlights Online Advocacy, Fundraising, and Social Media Metrics


The 2012 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study was just released and is packed with insightful data on advocacy and fundraising response rates across the nonprofit sector. The study also has some great data on how nonprofits are expanding their use of social media and mobile.

Study: Nonprofits Score an "F" in Online Fundraising Scorecard


The study looked at the flow of donation pages on each of the nonprofits websites as well as email appeals, follow up emails, etc. Marketing Research Metrics Nonprofit Benchmark Studies Online Fundraising

Living Case Studies: Integrated Social Media Strategy for Sustainable Agriculture

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Living Case Studies: Social Media and Sustainable Agriculture. Living Case Study. I use a “Living Case Study&# technique — it is less formal that your traditional case study because it covers a work in progress and shares lessons learned as well as successes.

New Study Shows that Text Messages Drive Voter Turnout

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A new study out of Denmark shows that GOTV text messages increase voter turnout. The report analyzed four SMS studies with over 300,000 participants, and discovered that text messages increased turnout by an average of 0.74 Read the full study here.

How Do World Leaders Use Twitter? New Findings from Annual Twiplomacy Study

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The research is conducted annually by Burson-Marsteller and I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of their study released today. You can view the full results of the study here.

Study Finds Text Messaging More Effective for Healthcare Surveys than Phone Calls

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A new study published in PLos One suggests that health surveys conducted over text messages gather higher quality data than surveys conducted over phone calls. Study participants answered survey questions more conscientiously and honestly over SMS.

Report release: The 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study


Published today, M+R and NTEN’s 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study returns for the eighth year. Monthly website traffic for the nonprofits in the study was up 16% in 2013. > Download the 2014 Nonprofit Benchmarks Study (and share it with your peers!)

Social Business for B2B in Healthcare [case study]


This short and sweet B2B case study discussed by Sandy Carter of IBM shows us some numbers on how Premier , an alliance of 2500 community hospitals, leverages their online community. Case Study From the Trenches

11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

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As a follow-up list from last year’s 7 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From , below is a new selection of 11 exceptional, responsively designed nonprofit websites.

NTEN Case Study: From Drupal to WordPress


case study drupal Web Sites website design wordpress After thinking and talking about it for a long time, this year we at NTEN are finally beginning a website overhaul and re-launch in earnest. After all, the nonprofit association for people working at the intersections of tech and social change should have a website to match that mission and vision. Follow along as we chronicle the joys and occasional headaches.

New Study: Investing in Facebook is a Waste of Time


A study conducted by Forrester found that posts from top brands on Facebook and Twitter have a an awful engagement rate. For the past few years, nonprofits have spent a lot of resources on building their Facebook page presence.

2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands


Today, EveryAction released the 2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study , an exploration into just how much spam is negatively impacting nonprofit online fundraising.

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New Study Shows Millennials Want To Make A Global Difference


Millennials are often the target demographic for many nonprofits, as they are known to be the most technologically-savvy with high adoption rates of smart phones, their value of entrepreneurship, and the belief that they can make a local difference, according to the Telefonica Survey.

Announcing New Study: The 2012 Nonprofit Donor Engagement Study


NTEN partnered with Charity Dynamics to conduct the 2012 Nonrprofit Donor Engagement Study. This donor-focused study gathered feedback from consumers spanning a wide range of giving levels ($25 – $5,000+) who donated to a nonprofit in the past 12 months.

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Best Studies On How To Get More ReTweets


Dan has spent the last few years studying millions of Tweets and what resonates with people on Twitter.

Facebook study confirms there’s no echo chamber online


" Just came across this fascinating article about a study Facebook released this week. (My But it turns out that most of our relationships on Facebook are pretty weak, according to Bakshy’s study.

The Difference Between One-Time and Lifelong Volunteers: A Short Case Study

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The post The Difference Between One-Time and Lifelong Volunteers: A Short Case Study appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Sure, most of the information about your volunteer opportunities is listed on your website.

Case Study: How Human Rights Watch Leverages Employee Personal Brands on Twitter

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There are no better champions for your organization’s communication’s strategy than your staff.