Nonprofit Feasibility Studies: 6 Game-Changing Best Practices

Connection Cafe

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

Connection Cafe

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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Boost Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 4 Key Strategies

Connection Cafe

If your nonprofit has ever launched a big fundraising campaign (like a capital campaign or an annual fundraising campaign), it’s pretty likely that you conducted a feasibility study to get prepared. Looking for tips to take your nonprofit feasibility study game to the next level?

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

New Study Explores the Undeveloped Value of New Donors

Connection Cafe

The donor marketplace is changing in dramatic ways. Part one of the Blackbaud Institute’s Vital Signs report showed a sector that has both rebounded from and struggled with the immense technological, economic, and demographic disruption that has shaped the world since the Great Recession.

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New Nonprofit Workforce Study from Work for Good

SocialFish

Guest post from Work For Good. Clearly a topic near and dear to my heart. Anyone working in the nonprofit world knows the magnetic draw of doing good for others and their communities. But how strong is that attraction once you are in the day-to-day grind of meaningful, yet hard work?

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

Connection Cafe

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.

2016 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study: Spam Still Costing Nonprofits Thousands

EveryAction

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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The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study Will Soon Make Its Way to Your Inbox!

Connection Cafe

Join us next week for a preview of the annual study. Nonprofit Fundraising 2011 donorCentrics Internet and Multichannel Giving Benchmarking Report p2p p2p metrics P2P Study peer Peer to Peer Fundraising

My Study Abroad, at Convio

Connection Cafe

Author: Emily Goodstein. Howdy, Connection Cafe readers! Have you ever wondered who else works at Convio? Behind the mysterious software curtain? I mean. the people who actually engineer our products. Or those helpful folks who you've only ever spoken to by phone and always wanted to meet?

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New Study Shows that Text Messages Drive Voter Turnout

Mobile Commons

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.

STUDY: The Business Impact of Online Communities

SocialFish

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.

3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study

EveryAction

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

Making Giving Fun: Case Study from Oxfam

Amy Sample Ward

What I like most is that the educational side of the scenario doesn’t stop: you’re given a case study about how, in this example, solar panels are actually impacting the lives of others. Tags: case studies campaign christmas education games gifts giving holidays oxfam

6 Takeaways From ShareThis’ Study on Social Sharing

NetWits

Yesterday saw the announcement of a new study by ShareThis , in partnership with Starcom MediaVest Group and Rubinson Partners. This study reveals that 31% of website referrals are from the “sharing&# of your content; including social networks, blogs, and email–and bookmarks.

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Successful Strategies for Distance Learning [CASE STUDY]

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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.

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

Frogloop

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

Using Social Media Increases Fundraising by 40% [Study]

NetWits

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.

Case Study in Free Agent Fundraising @AbolishCancer

Amy Sample Ward

Case Study. Tags: case studies fundraising cancer health twitter I often talk about individuals when I’m discussing the way social media can be used to support organizations. Because social media may be about networks, communities, and collaboration; but it is only possible because of the dynamic and powerful tools individuals are using. Social networks are built from all the content individuals share.

It’s here: The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

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2013 Infographic It’s here: The 2013 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

New Study: Facebook Hashtags Decrease Engagement

Frogloop

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.

Nonprofit Benchmark Study Shows Online Donations Increased by 13.5%

Frogloop

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!

New Study Says Don't Be An Earned Media Hog

Frogloop

Here’s what they concluded in their new report 2016 Mediamarks Study. Nonprofits spend a lot of their Communications staff time trying to get their issues covered by the media. One common question that gets asked is “how many media hits is good?”

Beth’s Surprise Party: A Case Study in Crowdsourced Action

Amy Sample Ward

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Favorite Factoids from the 2011 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

NEW! Artomatic Diaries, A Living Social Media Case Study

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just run with it) where I’d like to tell the story of what I am doing around social media for Artomatic, as a living case study. Case Study Featured From the Trenches Implementation Nimble Nonprofit Open Community Risk and Social Media Social CRM and ROI

Full Case Study Report from GiveToTheMax Day

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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!

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

Amy Sample Ward

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.

[Case Study] Have you crossed the mobile threshold?

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The first of hopefully many case studies of the awesome work that ICF (the company we consult for) does every day. A Healthline study in 2011 found a significant difference between the top health searches on desktop and mobile.

Element of Surprise Leads People to Give to Online Campaigns, Study Finds - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

AFP Blog

Element of Surprise Leads People to Give to Online Campaigns, Study Finds - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Element of Surprise Leads People to Give to Online Campaigns, Study Finds The Internet is "not a magic bullet" for humanitarian fundraising appeals, with the source and style of an approach to donors mattering more than the medium, according to a University of East Anglia study cited by Science Daily, a compendium of research news." 'via

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

Social Business for B2B in Healthcare [case study]

SocialFish

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

Defining Engagement One Year On: A Case Study

SocialFish

Defining Engagement One Year On: An Ongoing Case Study. Defining Engagement One Year On: A Case Study from WorkXO. Were you at #ASAE16 ? Joe Vallina and Natasha Bethea of the American Nurses Association joined me to share progress on our massive engagement project. Slides are below!

Studies Confirm What We Already Know: Online Giving Is On The Rise

TechImpact

Two new studies from the Chronicle of Philanthropy show that online giving is growing faster than other forms of fundraising, but it still only represents a median share of 2.1

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

Connection Cafe

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.

How SMS Can Improve Students’ Study Habits

Mobile Commons

Text messaging is a great tool for helping students adhere to their studying goals. Here are three ways that SMS can keep students stay on track with their study plans and achieve their test day goals. Remind and motivate students to stick to their study plan.

Case Study in Local: Oakland Local

Amy Sample Ward

Oakland Local is launching today! Oakland Local is a news & community site for Oakland, CA, USA, focusing on social justice issues including climate change, air quality, food access, arts as activists, and identity, race & ethnicity. About Oakland Local.

Case studies, case studies, case studies

SocialFish

More than you can shake a stick at. And our very own Association Social Media Wiki makes the list!

Quarterly Online Giving Index | The Online Giving Study

AFP Blog

Network for GoodQuarterly Online Giving Index | The Online Giving Study

Empowering Youth via Social Media: Looking for your case studies!

Amy Sample Ward

There are a few other speakers who will be presenting their ideas or personal case studies for this kind of campaigning. I will be speaking last: tying together the previous speeches, and highlighting key case studies that show how young people have been empowered to shape the future they are a part of. If you have case studies , either from the organization you are a part of or that you have come across outside of your organization’s work, please do share them!