June, 2017

How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is the political voice for kids. We’re fiercely bipartisan because we believe that kids’ issues shouldn’t be a Republican or Democratic issue.

3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.

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Sweet Association Social Media & Marketing Jobs – June 21

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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10 Random, but Interesting Stats About Online Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report will be released on September 4,2017. The report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how and why donors worldwide give to their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

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Why Email Deliverability is the Most Important Metric for Nonprofits

Frogloop

List size. Open rates. Page views. Click-through rates. Dollars donated. These are often the key metrics a nonprofit uses to determine the success of their digital program. However, it’s not the most important one

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Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

BoardAssist

How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! That’s why BoardAssist compiles this data every year from the hundreds of nonprofits we serve and shares it with the nonprofit community.

Refugee Response: TechSoup's New Online Technology Resource for NGOs Helping Refugees

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is proud celebrate World Refugee Day by announcing a new humanitarian project that that we're doing in Europe and the Middle East. It's called Refugee Response , and it's a project in cooperation with Microsoft to respond to the refugee crisis.

Find (and Keep) New Staff by Improving Company Culture

NonProfit Hub

I am continually amazed by what our Nonprofit Hub team can accomplish as lean as we operate. This summer, we took a different approach by hiring a new wave of interns. It had been a while since I was able to hire and train a number of people at once.

3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

Connection Cafe

Recently Blackbaud UK’s Customer Engagement Director Dan Keyworth spoke at the Global Leaders Summit about Social Fundraising for Educational Institutions. He highlighted three different peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities specifically for higher education institutions.

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Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

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Boomer Bootcamp!

SocialFish

Message for SocialFish readers from my friend Shira Harrington – please share if you know anyone who might be interested!

The 22 Features Every Top Nonprofit Website Has

Wild Apricot Blog

Your nonprofit website can make or break your organization. That’s the unfortunate reality these days when so much happens online. To help other nonprofits create websites that bring in massive support, I’ve compiled the 22 features every top nonprofit website has. website nonprofit-website

How Nonprofits Can Improve Their Email Deliverability

Tech Soup Blog

A recent study published in May 2017 by digital tool provider EveryAction reported that over 18 percent of nonprofit fundraising emails ended up in junk folders in 2016.

How to Use Slack for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

I sit on a couple of different boards for nonprofits and I’ve learned that sometimes, organizations run into snags. And often, these snags come from communication mishaps…” who was supposed to do what and when were they supposed to do it?”.

Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

Predictive Modeling uses “big data” to help predict the future. It’s the data-driven, more reliable version of a crystal ball.

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5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

5 Nonprofit Marketing Myths That Still Need Debunking

John Haydon

In less than two decades nonprofit marketing has evolved into a completely different animal. The widespread use of social media and mobile devices means that your donors are now always connected (and more distracted) than ever before.

49 Popular Nonprofit Software Tools That Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot Blog

Like any company, your nonprofit needs software to increase productivity. Here are 49 of the most popular nonprofit software tools perfect for that. technology nonprofit-software

Tips and Tools to Strengthen Your Fundraising and Accounting

Tech Soup Blog

While focusing on your organization's fiscal year-end planning, it might be a good time to revisit your fundraising strategy. We've put together a list of fundraising and also financial accounting resources and product donations.

Boost Your Fundraising Potential with Team Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Online fundraising is one of the most effective, low-cost ways to raise funds for your organization. Online fundraising tools can elevate your fundraising goals, since donors can give at anytime, anywhere, with a mobile device.

Monthly Giving: 4 Ways to Improve Donor Retention and Recruit Sustainers

Connection Cafe

In the second installment of the Blackbaud Institute’s Sustainers in Focus series —research-backed best practices for marketing, promoting, soliciting, and fulfilling a sustained giving program— Best Practice # 1 was to ask new donors to give on a monthly basis.

How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated a workshop on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Nonprofit High Performance to Wellbeing in Santa Cruz hosted by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Part of the workshop includes an assessment and reflection about the causes of stress in the nonprofit workplace.

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How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent In Your Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

4 Key Ways For Board Members To Lead Fundraising

Wild Apricot Blog

Fundraising success at many nonprofits largely depends on the involvement of board members. In this post, world renowned fundraising expert Larry Johnson reveals the four key ways for board members to lead fundraising. Larry-Johnson philanthropy board-members fundraise Fundraising

How to Set Up an E-commerce Store and Raise Money for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

The days where selling online meant owning a huge warehouse, holding lots of stock, and dealing with endless product manufacturers are over. Of course, it works in some instances, but there is no longer a need to go about e-commerce in this way if it doesn't work for your needs.

Everything You Need to Know About Donor Relations

NonProfit Hub

Cultivating donations is not the only way to fund your nonprofit, but it’s certainly one tried and true strategy to keeping your impact. Perfecting donor relations is key to cultivating and keeping donors. Donors are one of the great forms of engagement in a cause.

5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits to Boost Followers and Engagement

Connection Cafe

At the Lupus Foundation of America , we’ve been active on Instagram since 2013, though until recently, it was not a central part of our organization’s social media strategy. By mid-2016 however, Instagram’s growth in popularity was having upside effects that we couldn’t ignore.

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How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Brittney Bush.

The Broader Definition Of Work Ethic

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I really appreciate author Valerie M. Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest.

4 Ways to Use a Google Ad Grant to Drive Meaningful Results for Your Organization

Wild Apricot Blog

This is a guest post by Jamie Finney, Brand and Product Development Lead at LeadPup An animal disease research organization I know started a Google Ads campaign with the hope of increasing donations to support a groundbreaking research project. Unfortunately

TechSoup Member Organizations Doing Great Work During Hard Times

Tech Soup Blog

We're halfway through 2017, and civil society has been handed some serious challenges. Federal services that underserved populations depend upon are becoming less reliable. Given these difficult times, we'd like to feature some local organizations that are doing great work, but not getting a lot of attention every day. TechSoup is honored to serve these great organizations — their communities need them now more than ever.

Nonprofit Job Boards: 5 Ways to Get More From Your Listing

NonProfit Hub

There are a plethora of nonprofit job boards, each bursting at the seams with vibrant opportunities for nonprofit professionals. At the same time, more candidates than you could count are competing for the best positions, each hoping to land in a role that’s compatible and challenging.

Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

In my last blog, I talked about how the audit is often viewed as a chore. I introduced the idea of taking a step back—way back—and starting with a partnership with Program in which Finance brings our expertise in targeting risks and measuring performance and compliance.