White Papers


Our latest white paper, ROI and the Impact of Social CRM: 12 forward-looking use cases for associations , is the second installment in our series on Social CRM. Avectra helped pay for this paper. We’re working with them on an ambitious project to explore the implications of Social CRM for associations, and this white paper is part of that work. Avectra helped pay for this paper. The post White Papers appeared first on Social Fish

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White Papers — SocialFish

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White Papers — SocialFish: "Social Media, Risk, and Policies for Associations, is now available for download. Risk management expert, Leslie White co-authored this great resource. SocialFish and Croydon Consulting shared the cost of producing this whitepaper so you can download it for free

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[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape


Check the paper out here. by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners. ————-. As the Internet and technology have continued to evolve, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns have become more sophisticated.

White Paper – Online Community Vendors — SocialFish

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White Paper – Online Community Vendors — SocialFish: "Six Online Community Vendors for Associations: An Analysis, is now available for download. It features six fabulous vendors who are committed to the association community–Higher Logic, NFi Studios, The Port, The Social Collective, Socious, and SusQtech

[NEW ICF WHITE PAPER] The Three “E’s” of Healthcare Consumerism


Download this ICF white paper to learn how successful healthcare companies are adopting new approaches to consumer interaction. This white paper delves into these critical success factors and gives providers, insurers, and life sciences companies a framework for evaluating and adjusting to an increasingly consumer-centric business model. This paper outlines a simple framework for understanding and applying consumerism concepts to the business of healthcare.

NetSquared White Paper: Building Community To Foster Social Innovation

Amy Sample Ward

This new white paper captures just a few of the stories and the qualities that make up the special place where we all come together. Whether it’s small communities coming together offline to train and share knowledge about using technology or it’s innovation projects competing in the same contest working together instead – we hope you’ll find this short paper compelling and share it with your networks. You can download the paper directly here.

Data Exchange White Paper: Benefits


We have a new White Paper on the Thought Leadership section of our main VisionLink Web Site : Non Profits Sharing Data: Increasing Effectiveness Through Data Exchange As we work with a wide variety of social services, homeless management, elder care, 2-1-1s, disaster relief, volunteer, and donation networks, we often find ourselves at the center of data exchange conversations. To inform and kickstart the conversation in your partnership, check out the White Paper.

ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]


Our latest white paper is out! This paper is the second in our Social CRM series. The first paper in the series, Social CRM for Associations , has had close to 2000 downloads to date)! The first paper defined the concept of social CRM and the key technologies and basic work involved in building a social CRM practice inside your association. We can’t wait to talk through these use cases (and the many more we left out of the paper) with you.

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CTOs for Good: White Paper


The group addressed a number of issues over the course of the year, many of which are reflected in this white paper. > > Download the White Paper (PDF). You can read what these innovating CTOs are working on, worrying about, and planning for in their own words in this detailed white paper. Change Management Community ctos for good Data knight foundation Leadership nptech research Staffing Strategy white paper IT Staff

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Buying Guide to Client Payroll Software – White Paper

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A new white paper has been added to our content library on the Vertex Systems website. This white paper was created for social services agencies with vocational employment programs that need a quality commensurate wage payroll application. Key quote from … Continue reading →

[WHITE PAPER] Steal Like a Fundraiser: Innovations in Cause-Oriented Fundraising for Associations


Steal This Idea! Associations don’t always have all the answers (we know, you’re shocked). We definitely have some major advantages, not the least of which is that we are highly a cooperative and collaborative community, in large part because there’s not a lot of intra-industry competition (i.e., the AICPA and the American Nurses Association have basically zero overlap in audiences).

Buying Guide to Client Payroll Software – White Paper

Vertex Systems

Non-Profit Business Advice Non-Profit Software Nonprofit Management Software social service nonprofit Social Service Software Social Services Technology Budget Cutting Solutions Client Payroll Software Commensurate Wage Software Subminimum Wage A new white paper has been added to our content library on the Vertex Systems website. This white paper was created for social services agencies with vocational employment programs that need a quality commensurate wage payroll application.

Education: The Key to Member Growth and Loyalty

Wild Apricot

White-Paper Education Shelly-Alcorn Elizabeth-Weaver-EngelIf your association targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those looking to gain more employable credentials (or would like to), you may be familiar with the current educational landscape.

Sabre Foundation White Paper Offers New Digital Paths For Philanthropy To Make Nonprofits Self-Funding - Yahoo! News

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PRESS RELEASE Sabre Foundation White Paper Offers New Digital Paths For Philanthropy To Make Nonprofits Self-Funding - Yahoo! Entitled 'New Catalysts for Sustainability: A Global Opportunity for Digital Philanthropy,' the white paper describes a new challenge grant approach for philanthropies to encourage communities around the world to launch self-funding systems that expand grassroots access to learning, health care, and job opportunities

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Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion


White PaperBy Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US. And the yet-to-be-named generation coming up behind them is even more so.

White Paper: Top 10 Best Practices for State Health Reform Websites


Explaining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to consumers outside the beltway can sometimes be like translating a foreign language. Health reform and health insurance exchanges can be tricky. An authoritative, credible online resource for this information is vital for state governments to provide their populations. Explaining the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to consumers outside the beltway can sometimes be like translating a foreign language. Health reform and health insurance exchanges can be tricky.

Boost Your Innovation Efforts with Lean Startup


Case Study White PaperGuest post by Guillermo Ortiz de Zarate, Director of Information Systems, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and Elizabeth Weaver Engel, CAE, CEO & Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting LLC. ——– Have you ever had this experience? Someone (staff, senior leadership, volunteer leadership) comes up with a great idea for a new program, product, or service. Maybe it was even specifically requested by members.

Grossman's White Paper Shows How Internal CEO Communications Shapes Financial Performance

Eric Jacobson

Communications expert David Grossman of Your Thought Partner has published a new white paper – What the most successful CEOs know: how internal CEO communications shapes financial performance. David''s white paper incorporates research compiled from a number of leading sources and points to some critical key headlines, including: Internal communications helps drive organizational financial performance and other key business results, and enhances organizational reputation.

Social Media: Distributed Influence Quantifying the Impact of Social Media - A New White Paper from Edelman

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Screencapture from Jonny Bentwood 's White Paper on measuring influence. On Twitter, Kami Huyse pointed over to her reflections on this paper which lead me again to the paper itself. The white paper is based on a roundtable held last year with a number of social media experts. Dave Webb answered my musings about quantifying the intangible with a pointer to this report and observation.

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Social Media Marketing White Paper: Key Findings and Nonprofit Lessons


I came across a great white paper about the use of social media by marketers. You can download the whole report for free. Kudos to Michael A. Stelzner , the author, for putting this together and making it available. It should be reassuring for many nonprofit professionals to learn that EVERYONE is relatively new to this stuff. One of the most common things I hear from nonprofit staff is something along the lines of, "I'm just learning about social media.

A Closer Look at Giving Contests: Free White Paper Examines "Give to the Max DC"


In a new white paper, " How Giving Contests Can Strengthen Nonprofits and Communities ", long-time NTEN Member Geoff Livingston takes a look at the next level: coordinated integration. With his analysis of "Give to the Max DC", Geoff hits on some important points that make the entire paper well worth a read, but here are a few things that stood out to me. You know about integrated fundraising campaigns.

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[NEW ICF Whitepaper] Are You Game? The Future of Consumer Engagement in Healthcare


Featured SocialFish News Useful Data White Paper Download this new ICF International whitepaper —and put your gamification knowledge to the test. Examine examples of healthcare gaming, explore key market drivers, and predict gaming trends in achieving healthier populations. Gamification— an unlikely word that’s made its way to the forefront of the modern healthcare dialogue.

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Is your social media going in the right direction?


Featured SocialFish News White PaperAre you an association or nonprofit whose been doing social media work for a while? Do you need a “gut check” to make sure you’re on the right track? Do you need recommendations for growth or infrastructure improvements? Do you need data to backup future requests for more staff or resources? SocialFish can help. Social Media Audit.

The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm


Guest post from Shelly Alcorn, Principal, Alcorn Associates – Download her excellent paper with Elizabeth Engel here. ————– I am very pleased to announce the publication of the white paper I co-authored with Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, “ The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm.” This paper was a labor of love and has been a number of years in the making. White PaperNo Feeds Found.

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Is Multivariate Testing Right for You? Beaconfire’s new white paper

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I’m very pleased to announce the release of Beaconfire’s new white paper - Is Multivariate Testing Right for You? This white paper is a guide to understanding just what MVT is all about, what’s required to take advantage of it, and whether it’s a good fit for your nonprofit. The paper is available for download now at [link].

True Customer Engagement: the Leap Beyond User Experience


Debunking the Hype Demand Perspective Featured Humanize Social CRM and ROI Social, In Theory White PaperIn a recent post in the Demand Perspective blog , I wrote about Michael Schrage’s post in Harvard Business Review Blogs called Don’t Confuse Engagement with User Experience.

Four Types of Facebook Cause Marketing Campaigns

John Haydon

My good friend Megan Strand at the Cause Marketing Forum recently published a white paper called “Cause Marketing on Facebook: Truths, Tips and Trends from Pioneers” (the Executive summary can be downloaded for free). In this white paper, Megan outlines four types of cause marketing that brands and nonprofits have implemented on Facebook: 1. Cause Marketing Facebook white paper

The State of Community Management 2014


Content Strategy From the Trenches Industry Insider Open Community Potluck Useful Data White Paper You know, it, it’s that time again! From the Community Roundtable comes the awesomest comprehensive report on communities.

Giving and receiving

Steve Bridger

Two weeks ago the Government published the Giving White Paper. There is an encouraging theme running through the White Paper that backs up what I have heard with my own ears: an honest appraisal of the role of government. charities giving white paperDavid Mills at the Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network asked me for a quick 200-word response, which was included in the round-up of tweets and reaction on the day.

How to Grow Your Base of Support Online


Read this white paper to discover how to engage nonprofit supporters in a committed, lasting online relationship. The white paper includes a checklist of best practices for developing online supporter relationships. Download the white paper to learn: The benefits of moving offline supporters online. FREE RESOURCE for ya! Tips for using social media to engage and attract supporters.

ROI and the Impact of Social CRM — SocialFish

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ROI and the Impact of Social CRM — SocialFish : ROI and the Impact of Social CRM [NEW WHITE PAPER]. Our latest white paper is out! This paper is the second in our Social CRM series. The first paper in the series, Social CRM for Associations, has had close to 2000 downloads to date by Maddie Grant on August 22, 2011 3 inShare. Introducing ROI and the Impact of Social CRM: 12 Forward-Looking Use Cases for Associations.

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Selecting your FIRST technology vendor | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Strategy Selecting your FIRST technology vendor 04.01.06 | 30 No Comments [link] Selecting+your+FIRST+technology+vendor 2006-04-01+05%3A07%3A57 Allan+Benamer NPower posted a white paper on February 22, 2006 to Techsoup called Selecting the Right Technology Vendor. Unfortunately, the paper is pretty useless in helping the smaller nonprofit select its FIRST technology vendor. NPower’s paper simply continues that trend.

5 Free Non-profit Reports and Resources

Wild Apricot

Here is a round-up of five free reports, white papers and e-books offering insight on fundraising, resource-raising and mobile phone usage.( read more ). Donor management E-mail marketing Fundraising research

Avoiding the False Positive

Wild Apricot

In this guest post, Elizabeth Engel and Peter Houstle introduce their newly released white paper, Getting to the “Good Stuff”: Evidence-Based Decision Making for Associations One of the biggest problems we encounter in decision-making is the problem of asking the right question.

Firefly Partners

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Firefly Partners : Firefly and our friends at Heller Consulting are super delighted to share our hot-off-the-press CMS Guide for Nonprofits White Paper. The paper provides context and perspective into a few of today’s most popular CMS products for nonprofits. If you are evaluating your CMS – and frankly you should be – you must download this free paper today

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Non-profit Report & Resource Round-up

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Here is a brief review of five recently published research reports, white papers, e-books and guides that might be of interest to non-profit and membership organizations.( read more ). nonprofit non-profit nptech research social media

Why Every Nonprofit Has a New Job Title: Publisher - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy.

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Publishing is about producing blog posts, video, e-mail newsletters, e-books, white papers, free reports and other types of content. Why Every Nonprofit Has a New Job Title: Publisher - NPQ – Nonprofit Quarterly - Promoting an active an engaged democracy. : Don’t confuse publishing with advertising. I’m not talking about one-way communication that people view as a “salesy.”

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Online Fundraising: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Be Compliant in 2021

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Free White Paper: Charitable Solicitation Compliance. That is why the National Council of Nonprofits and Harbor Compliance have partnered to bring you a free white paper explaining the state charitable solicitation registration requirements. By Sharon Cody, J.D.

How do you train staff on your social media policies?


Check out our policies white paper , which includes a template which has been used by dozens of associations, and contact us if you’d like help writing (or rolling out) your policies. Watch this great video introducing social media guidelines. Hat tip to Christina Stallings for the find! We are working with many organizations on their social media policies, including training staff on how to apply them.

Independent Fundraising Event Trends


Blackbaud and Event 360 have released a new white paper based on a joint research project to better understand the common denominators of a successful programmatic approach to third-party fundraising. Independent fundraising events (IFE) are activities designed and run by volunteers to raise money on behalf of a specific nonprofit organization.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 151: The Foundations of Effective Talent Management

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White Paper: Blackbaud’s Strategic Guide to Effective Talent Management. What do you need to know about talent management to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your team? Today’s episode features an excerpt from part one of a three-part Blackbaud webinar about how better talent management can up your fundraising game featuring Eric Bowman, talent manager at Texas A&M Foundation.

The Essence of Fundraising Ethics at Year-End

Connection Cafe

recently released a white paper, “Rights Stuff: Fundraising’s Ethics Gap and a New Theory of Fundraising Ethics” (v1.1). The white paper states, “For a subject that is so vitally important to the fundraising profession and something that ought to form its very bedrock, fundraising ethics has received very little attention.” In the white paper, Rogare introduces the Rights Balancing Fundraising Ethics, an “attempt to reintroduce the beneficiary to the ethical picture.

Tell Us About Your Nonprofit Technology and Cloud Computing Needs


In late spring, TechSoup Global, along with our partner network, will publish a white paper with the survey results detailing the responses of nonprofits based in the United States and in 37 countries around the world. We’ll send you the white paper when it’s finished in late spring and it’ll be available for free on our site.

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