Thursday, April 17, 2014

GIVING BACK: Kickstarting local charity with Adirondack Gives - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News

GIVING BACK: Kickstarting local charity with Adirondack Gives - LakePlacidNews.com | News and information on the Lake Placid and Essex County region of New York - Lake Placid News: If you haven't heard of it yet, it's called Adirondack Gives, and it's a local crowd-funding website inspired by the success of Kickstarter. Adirondackgives.org has been fully operational since January and during that time has raised $19,633 for causes within the Adirondack Park. Of those causes, 27 have achieved their fundraising goals.

Using Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Using Crowdfunding to Attract Support of All Kinds - Social Good - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: In this episode of Social Good, the founders of two crowdfunding sites outline what makes a successful campaign to raise money from the public. They also explain how any charity can adapt the basic approaches of such drives to seek volunteers and advocates for public policy as well as donations from businesses.

The Guests:

Erin Barnes, co-founder and executive director of Ioby (short for "In Our Backyard), a platform to raise money for neighborhood-revitalization projects.

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology

5 New And Quirky Nonprofit Social Media Tactics | Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology: Everyone knows promoting your nonprofit’s events, services, and fundraisers on social media is a good idea, but many do not know why, or more importantly, how, to do it. There is a lot of information out there about length of Tweets, amount of hashtags, which hashtags, when to post to the various feeds.

What you might not have heard are some more unique strategies to promoting your nonprofit. Some techniques that are not covered in your run

Global Digital Fundraising - a world of opportunity | nfpSynergy

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Global Digital Fundraising - a world of opportunity | nfpSynergy: Global Digital Fundraising - a world of opportunity
Free ReportApril 2014

Global communication has created possibilities and connections, but also some problems. It has, however, opened up new opportunities for non-profits everywhere to engage with their communities and key audiences. We know digital fundraising is an area for growth, but what does this mean for non-profits in different environments? What are they doing in very diverse cultures and developmental stages? Is this an area they should be investing in?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TechSoup : Email - Apps for April; Office 365 Help; Community Partnerships

TechSoup : Email - Apps for April; Office 365 Help; Community Partnerships: s your phone in desperate need of an app-grade? At TechSoup, we have some very tech-savvy people on staff. We asked them to suggest their favorite mobile apps.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Firefly Partners

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.

All new for 2014 – our guide cuts through the jargon to serve up our take on several key CMS tools. If you are evaluating your CMS – and frankly you should be – you must download this free paper today.

Cool Social Tools: Wizeo

Cool Social Tools: Wizeo: his is a new series of posts from software and app and tech vendors who have new tools they’d like you to know about. Vendors are welcome to contact me at maddie[at]socialfish[dot]org to submit guest posts about their sites.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO: You’ve got social media covered. Facebook? Please—you were an early adopter. And Twitter? You could do 140 characters or less in your sleep. But you’re just scratching the surface with those two mainstream social media sites.

At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through some of the lesser known social media sites that can help your nonprofit with efficiency and productivity.

Minnesota's Give to the Max Day gets new technology partner | Star Tribune

Minnesota's Give to the Max Day gets new technology partner | Star Tribune: Minnesota charities stung by a peak-time website crash during “Give to the Max Day” last year will have a new technology firm handling its annual day of mega-giving in 2014.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Calling all techies: Donate your skills

Calling all techies: Donate your skills: But this year, Technically Philly co-founder Brian James Kirk is focusing on something beyond his usual promotion of entrepreneurship and networking. At 8 a.m. Thursday at Temple University's 1810 Conference Suite, his website-and-event company will unveil its new initiative, the "Commit Pledge of Service." The idea: push the technologically skilled to donate help to nonprofits that desperately need it.

'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations'

'Technology can offer charities more than just online donations': Charities are focusing too much on using digital tools for fundraising instead of how technology can be used to improve services for stakeholders, a digital expert has warned.

Mike Thompson, who is a digital consultant at mySociety the charity behind the MP monitoring service They Work For You, told delegates at this year’s CFG IT conference that there are four main areas where technology can be of use to charities: fundraising, campaigns, data and delivering services.

We Need Your Feedback: The Crowdfunder Bill of Rights | Kimbia

We Need Your Feedback: The Crowdfunder Bill of Rights | Kimbia: ne of the outcomes of our talks has been to work on a crowdfunding bill of rights for donors: a set of standard expectations that legitimate crowdfunding and peer-to-peer campaigns should adhere to in order to ensure a well-managed, transparent, and effective experience. *

We are going to focus our discussion mainly on the nonprofit side of things: so donors are giving to causes (not someone’s invention) and in theory, giving to one of the million plus legitimate charities.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013

Online Charitable Donations Increased 14% in 2013: The study breaks down exactly how leading U.S. non-profits performed online in the past year. In 2013, Internet users donated more than ever before — online giving increased 14% since 2012, with more than 5.5 million total gifts and nearly $325 million raised.

The average one-time donation increased as well, from $60 to $68 ($57 via email only), and overall non-profit website traffic grew 16%. Organizations' annual social growth is also booming, with the average number of Facebook fans increasing 37% and Twitter followers increasing 46%.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

United Way suffers from competition for donation dollars

United Way suffers from competition for donation dollars: Increased competition for charity dollars, a decrease in corporate donations and an increasing trend toward online giving to specific causes have resulted in a drop in donations to the United Way of the Lower Mainland, says the organization’s CEO and president Michael McKnight.

Association Startups: Build Your Own Road: Associations Now

Association Startups: Build Your Own Road: Associations Now: One associations pro’s efforts to build her own startup in the AMS space. Also: why efficiency is an easier hurdle than innovation—and why that shouldn’t st