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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Let’s take a look at some fundraising ideas – the fifteen most effective donor acquisition and online fundraising techniques used by top nonprofits. Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016.

4 Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Techniques

TechImpact

The post 4 Nonprofit Volunteer Leadership Techniques appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Leadership is a trait found in so few people it’s awe worthy when witnessed. True leaders are naturals. The lead because it is all they know. The rest of must work at leadership. We must take time out of days to ensure we are being the effective leaders. The best leaders know when they’re being effective.

Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One session used the “Fishbowl” technique. It can be done in different ways, but in the lab they placed four chairs in the center of the room. Last week, I participated in the “Funders Learning Lab: Investing in Networks and Network Leadership.”

5 Proven Online Donor Stewardship Techniques You Can Start Today

John Haydon

Here are five techniques […]. The post 5 Proven Online Donor Stewardship Techniques You Can Start Today appeared first on John Haydon.

Basic Facilitation Techniques for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There are a lot different styles, philosophies, and techniques for facilitating groups of people. Check out the International Association of Facilitator’s Method database which contains more than 500 entries.

3 Winning Leadership Techniques for Nonprofits

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The post 3 Winning Leadership Techniques for Nonprofits appeared first on See3 Advice for Do-Gooders. strategy leadership leadership techniques management nonprofit nonprofit leadership Being a leader requires the courage to do things differently, and the ability to prioritize intangibles like company culture, sense of purpose, and innovation.

Kick-start Your Year End Fundraising with Two Persuasive Techniques

NetWits

Year end fundraising is a big deal. About one-third of all charitable giving … Online Fundraising end of year fundraising event fundraising Friends Asking Friends fundraising kickstarter peer-to-peer fundraising persuasion scarcity Social Fundraising social proof

Introducing Abbott Square Part 6: Two Prioritization Techniques We Used to Negotiate a Great Lease

Museum 2.0

What techniques have you used to set priorities for a big, complicated negotiation? This is the sixth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz.

Improve Online Donor Retention with these 5 Proven Follow Up Techniques

NetWits

Here are five irresistible follow-up techniques to help you convert and retain this very valuable group of online donors, who in the aggregate have much higher cumulative value over the long term than traditional mail-acquired donors. Download the full Multichannel Fundraising Report.

Increase Open Rates and Click-Throughs with 5 Follow-up Email Techniques from Top Nonprofits

NetWits

What techniques are you using to increase engagement with follow-up emails? If you run your nonprofit’s email communication program you’re likely always thinking of ways to get better. You probably think about things like opens, clicks, conversions and unsubscribes.

Smart Techniques for Wrapping Up Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Connection Cafe

What can nonprofit technology trainers learn from the social work field to improve their training techniques?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a few frameworks and techniques I learned first hand from Nancy as she accompanied me to the sessions I was leading. It is about simply learning how to use a new tool or technique.

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Data Visualization Techniques for Those Who Can’t Draw

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” This is a common theme for those interested in incorporating visualization techniques. Are you using visualization techniques in your nonprofit? This might be data visualization, visualize facilitation at meetings, or other techniques.

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Help the participants narrow down topics to discuss or work in small group exercises (replaces sticky dot voting and visualize the vote technique).

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Learn Post Election Stress Management Techniques for Nonprofits: Free Webinars in December

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the months leading up to the most contentious election in recent history, the media coined a new term “ election stress.”

Five Engagement Techniques for Online Learning

SocialFish

Five Engagement Techniques for online webinars from SocialFish. Here are the slides from a webinar we did recently for CommPartners’ Wit and Wisdom series. This was a particularly fun one, with a GREAT, active chat. Get the free recording and archive here.

Top Tips and Techniques for Holiday App Marketing

SocialFish

It’s December 1… Do you have an app for your members? Want some tips for doing a marketing push for it for the holidays? Here’s the latest free resource curated for you ! > > Keys to marketing your app during the most wonderful (and competitive) time of year.

This Scientifically Proven Fundraising Technique Will Shock You

John Haydon

The last thing a fundraiser would ever consider is giving a potential donor the option of NOT donating. It’s hard enough getting people join your email list, much less donate to your cause. Why would you ever encourage them to put their wallet back in their pocket? Because it works!

Trainer’s Notebook: Finding Inspiration and New Ideas for Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I always learn something from his participatory style, humor, and techniques. Here’s a few things I learned. My colleague, Dirk Slater , has written about how he applies Gunner’s techniques in his own technology/activist trainings.

Staying Focused in a World of Distractions: 3 Simple Techniques that Can Help

Tech Soup Blog

Here, I'm offering three specific and simple techniques that can help you become better at staying focused, and also recover more quickly when your mind drifts into unrelated territories or someone interrupts your focus: First Technique: Use a Countdown Timer.

Responsive Mapping Techniques And Mobile Geolocation

NTEN

Content delivery in the future will happen less and less through a traditional web browser and you need to prepare now. By now, you may be tired of hearing about how important it is to think about “mobile”. For one thing, it’s a huge topic. Do you need to think about mobile marketing? SMS fundraising? Responsive design vs. a dedicated mobile site? The answer is, of course, “Yes.”

FREE! Online Survey Tools and Techniques

Idealware

Event Price: 0.00. EventDate: June 14, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm. Type: Live Training. We'll talk through the tools (and demo a few) that can help you create online surveys, from low cost options to more robust ones. We'll wind up with best practices on designing a solid and reputable online recruiting participants and analyzing the data. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Laura Quinn.

5 Techniques to Get Your Community Ready for #GivingTuesday

Tech Soup Blog

With #GivingTuesday only weeks away, hopefully your fundraising campaign plan has taken shape and you're feeling prepared for the big day. You've got your appeal solidified, communications materials drafted, and partners on board. But does your community know your plan?

Nerd, Geek, and Gear Herding: Technical Management Techniques for Managers v2.0

NTEN

Grant Howe. VP of Research & Development. Sage Nonprofit Solutions. Having uncomfortable discussions with employees or other team members makes most of us a bit nervous – even uncomfortable sometimes. Why is that and what can we do? Often as managers, we need to have serious discussions with employees or other team members. It makes most of us a bit nervous, even uncomfortable sometimes. Let's explore why we feel that way and look into how to affect our desired impact.

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Advanced Segmentation Techniques: What You Say Is as Important as Who You Say It To

NTEN

Therese Grohman. Director of Marketing. Event 360. Knowing who you're talking to is only half the battle. What you say to your supporters and how you approach them is equally important. Community Data E-mail nptech nten Fundraising

Usability Testing Techniques: What works? What doesn’t?

Beaconfire Wire

There are a growing number of tools and techniques that we at Beaconfire have used, including: web-based card sorting to learn how your audience groups and labels content. User testing techniques in the ring. When it comes to evaluating the effectiveness of your website, usability testing is one of the most eye-opening steps you can take.

Beyond Tactics and Techniques: Email List Management Strategy

NTEN

So, I'm excited Sarah DiJulio and Kristin Koch will address one of my pet obsessions at our upcoming webinar, " Beyond Tactics and Techniques: Email List Management Strategy ". When I schedule an e-mail to go out, I wonder sometimes, "Is this the one too many?"

A Simple Technique for Writing Better Visitor Response Questions

Museum 2.0

How do you write a question for a comment board that will generate authentic, on-topic, diverse, interesting visitor comments?

Design Techniques for Developing Questions for Visitor Participation

Museum 2.0

We concluded by sharing the tough questions each of us struggles with in applying participatory design techniques to museum practice. And second, what techniques can help us find more? What kinds of questions do you seek, and what techniques do you use to find them?

Nerd, Geek, and Gear Herding: Technical Management Techniques for Managers

NTEN

By Grant Howe, VP Research and Development, Sage Nonprofit Solutions I've been asked to present a session at the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference on "Technical Management Techniques for Managers". Consider this an official "teaser" on a topic we'll cover in detail during the session: Handling a Crisis. I've found the analogy of a "house fire" both useful for managers to understand what to do, as well as to explain to others what's needed during a crisis. The House is on Fire!

Interview Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mark Blevis - www.electricsky.net Larry Lawfer - www.yourstorys.com (he knows it is spelled wrong because the correct spelling goes to a porno site) UPDATE: I am wondering if you could change your opening line about YourStorys. is no longer a porn site as it was for years. It is now a legit site. I guess I. will have to change my story now. YourStories was just not available when I. registered this domain back in 2000-2001. A funny story about this is that I was headed back to my high school.

Jonny Goldstein's Shooting Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I'm pleased to present my fourth installment in my interview series with famous video bloggers about video blogging techniques that nonprofits or others might use. Click to play.

Reflections on Twitter Chat Facilitation Techniques

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As the host, I wanted to be the neutral traffic cop as much as possible – summarizing, drawing out specific people, restating, asking follow up questions, and the like. Another technique is ask the group whether they agree or disagree with someone’s answer.

Donor Solicitation Techniques on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In terms of the Sharing Foundation campaign, there has already been over $17,000 raised through the unselfish giving of over 600 people. If you have not yet donated $10 (or more) to this important cause, please click here. and change a child's life.

Online Cultivation Lessons From LinkedIn

NetWits

As a long-time LinkedIn member, their outreach continues to engage and delight me, while also going to the core of successful cultivation techniques: make your constituents feel special, understood and appreciated.

Tips and Techniques for Making Good Webinars: Engaging Your Audience

Idealware

Unlike in a live training, where you have a (mostly) captive audience, it’s easier for participants in a webinar to wander off. Most people who have attended a webinar are guilty of at least checking their email or Facebook during the presentation. It’s very easy to get distracted when you aren’t physically in the same room as the presenter. The key then, is to make webinars that the audience wants to pay attention to. A tall order. So, how do you make a more engaging webinar?

FREE! Online Survey Tools and Techniques

Idealware

Event Price: 0.00. EventDate: September 22, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Type: Live Training. We'll talk through the tools (and demo a few) that can help you create online surveys, from low cost options to more robust ones. We'll wind up with best practices on designing a solid and reputable online recruiting participants and analyzing the data. Event Link: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/957/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY. event_KEY. Presenter: Laura Quinn.

Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

Connection Cafe

The most successful and fully developed prospecting and segmentation programs require a healthy mix of multiple techniques. By marrying both techniques, predictive analytics and the concrete wealth data that many fundraisers crave, you will be positioning your organization well!

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Intense Blogher Networking Techniques: Renee Blodgett

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You can't really tell, but I was lying on the floor trying to capture a different angle in the biz card exchange techniques on Renee Blodgett and almost upskirted her. The closing reception was a frenzy of business card exchanging.

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are two more tips for productivity routines: Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly Looking Ahead Rituals. I use the technique of Bullet Journals , a hand-written system to manage your to-do lists. Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License.