Thursday, June 25, 2015

Should your online community be open or closed? | Online Community Results

Should your online community be open or closed? | Online Community Results: "If your community is completely open, anyone can see everything, post anything, and participate as a full member of the community. If your community is completely closed, only people with special permission may see or post content and participate. In most cases, private online communities operate best when they have a mixture of open and closed spaces."



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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Review: Plugging the leaky bucket of donors | Third Sector

Book Review: Plugging the leaky bucket of donors | Third Sector: "hat premise is underpinned by a 2013 study of nearly 2,500 organisations by the Association of Fundraising Professionals in the US, which found that only 65 per cent of them retained new recruits long enough to receive a second donation. For every 100 donors acquired, the study found, 107 were lost through attrition."



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Monday, June 22, 2015

Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today

Currency of the Future? Bitcoin and Nonprofits - Third Sector Today: "If you’ve not heard of Bitcoin, I think it could still be classified as ‘Okay’. But give it another few months, and you’ll be left in the dust. In fact, it’s already recognized as a real word in the Apple operating system (get it together, Microsoft)."

Some material via AFP Blogs here






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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Pennies extends its digital donation box to mobile apps

Pennies extends its digital donation box to mobile apps: "People making payments through companies' retail apps can now make donations at the same time, using a service set up by microdonations organisation Pennies.
Pennies offer a "digital donation box" which they have combined with the Judo Payments platform, which is used by companies to allow people to make playments via apps. When people use these retailers' apps they will not have the option to donate to charity at the same time.
Pennies uses a model which allows donors to round up their payment to make a donation."



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Monday, June 15, 2015

How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps

How to Read Google Analytics Reports: Three Simple Steps:



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5 Ways for Every Nonprofit to Integrate Mobile - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

5 Ways for Every Nonprofit to Integrate Mobile - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly: "A mobile fundraising study conducted by npENGAGE reviewed the webpages of 343 small to medium-size nonprofits at the end of the 2014 giving season. The study analyzed 22,648 donations, 3,091 event registrations, and 1,476 membership transactions between November 1st and December 31st, 2014."



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Friday, June 12, 2015

Technologies and Practices for Managing Outcomes: Lessons From Large Nonprofits | Idealware

Technologies and Practices for Managing Outcomes: Lessons From Large Nonprofits | Idealware: "How does your organization know it is making a difference? It’s a tough question—especially for nonprofits that aren’t providing services to a specific set of clients—but one no organization can afford to ignore. The pressure to stay focused on outcomes is growing as funders and the general public have put more emphasis on transparency and the ability to see a transformative return on their investments. Many nonprofits have found themselves scrambling to develop a system that accurately captures outcomes and shares them with program teams and funders. The belief that other nonprofits have figured out an efficient and effective outcomes management system—including a robust set of software options—only adds to the pressure."



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Thursday, June 11, 2015

New App-based Nonprofit Aims at Curing Hunger | News - KEYT

New App-based Nonprofit Aims at Curing Hunger | News - KEYT: "1Family 1Restaurant is a innovative new web based/mobile app program with a goal to cure family hunger in America.

“What we do is connect restaurants, pantry partners and people in the community to give those in need food insecure individuals a dinning experience at a restaurant,” said Panagoti. "



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Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers

Amnesty trials virtual reality headsets for street fundraisers: "Amnesty International UK has given street fundraisers virtual reality headsets so they can show the public the impact barrel bombing has had in Syria. "



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Marie Curie grows visitor time and donor numbers online by a quarter after digital relaunch

Marie Curie grows visitor time and donor numbers online by a quarter after digital relaunch: "Marie Curie set out to improve its use of digital after realising that it was “limiting its future” by neglecting it, and increased online donors and time visitors spent on the site by a quarter, its head of digital said yesterday. "



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RNLI releases first charity app for the Apple Watch

RNLI releases first charity app for the Apple Watch: "The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has today launched what it believes to be the first UK charity app that works with Apple’s smartwatch, for people involved in its mass-participation fundraising challenge, H2Only. "



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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

IRS Releases Tax Forms of 9 Nonprofits in Computer-Readable Format - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

IRS Releases Tax Forms of 9 Nonprofits in Computer-Readable Format - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "In a precedent that could help pry open a wealth of information about nonprofit activities, the federal government has turned over nine nonprofit tax forms in a format that computers can read — resolving a court battle waged by open-records activist Carl Malamud."



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Best Fundraising Blogs LIst

Another interesting Top Fundraising Blog list.  This one from Fundlio.

Best Fundraising Blogs LIst: "Moreover, some experts consider you can’t be a successful fundraiser unless you have a gift for this crucial nonprofit activity.

Do you want to learn how to more about fundraising? If yes, then your solution is you need to read and follow fundraising blogs."

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15 Social Media Marketing Stats You Need To See To Believe - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

15 Social Media Marketing Stats You Need To See To Believe - Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology: "Here are 15 facts that will make you change your mind, and have you tweeting, posting, sharing, liking, and pinning faster than you ever have before."



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