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4 A's of Nonprofit Data Management

Data management can be a challenging task. As this survey conducted by NTEN shows (albeit a small sample), many nonprofit organizations struggle to collect data and many organizations also struggle to find meaning in the data they collect. Data management requires discipline, focus, and organization.

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5 Vital Nonprofit Email Marketing Metrics

Check out these five email metrics that should be tracked with every marketing and fundraising email your nonprofit sends out. Of course there are other nonprofit email marketing metrics you might want to keep an eye on, but these are the crucial ones that will help you determine whether your nonprofit's email strategy is working or if it needs some fine-tuning.

52 Weeks of Habits

Varun Arora is the founding director of OpenCurriculum, a Pittsburgh non-profit startup that's turning the textbook and knowledge-sharing industry on its head. OpenCurriculum allows teachers and students to upload or create educational material in a stylistic fusion between Wikipedia and Dropbox-turned-public.

2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic]

We spent the last month compiling and analyzing the answers from the 2,100+ nonprofit professionals who completed our annual communications trends survey. Now it's time to officially release the 2014 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report! We'll be posting some of the more interesting results over the next few weeks, but here is the infographic with key findings.

4 Tips For Enhancing Your Online Fundraising Efforts In 2014

16% increase in online donations to nonprofits in November and December 2013 compared to the same time period in 2012. -The Chronicle of Philanthropy In 2013, we saw online fundraising continue to assert its position in the nonprofit fundraising hierarchy.

How social enterprises are combatting modern slavery

It is estimated that nearly 30 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery while many others have survived human trafficking or are in situations of risk. Social enterprises could offer a sustainable solution to the problem of economic vulnerability that ensnares people in modern slavery.

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Video On Instagram

If your organization hasn't been using Instagram, now might be the time to jump on the bandwagon. Last week the photo-sharing platform released a new video feature that is proving to be hugely popular. Within 24 hours of its launch, more than five million videos were created on Instagram, reported TechCrunch.

GIIP Digital Stories - Survival Story

Peter Kenez, UCSC History Professor, and his experience during the Holocaust in Hungary.

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The 3 Principles to Acquire, Retain, and Upgrade Your Donors

Guest Post by Jeff Haguewood, a Co-Founder of Sidekick Solutions. Sidekick Solutions believes nonprofits are real-life heroes and helps nonprofit heroes succeed with nonprofit software. Jeff is passionate about providing nonprofit organizations straightforward and actionable tips, tricks, and how-tos on fundraising, program management, technology, and performance management that nonprofit organizations can implement immediately in their daily work.

How to Retain Your Volunteers after the Holiday Season

Retaining great volunteers is always a challenge for any nonprofit. The holiday season brings an influx of new volunteers, however after Santa disappears, organizations usually notice a decrease in volunteer interest. To reap maximum benefits from the holiday rush, nonprofit staff must fuel community involvement and re-engage their volunteers.

10 Resolutions Your Nonprofit Should Make This Year

We're declaring 2014 as the "Year of No Excuses" -- and we'll have a handful to share with you in the near future. This year, we want to help your organization take the first steps to implementing an effective online strategy to raise awareness, engage new (and old) constituents, and fundraising for your organization the right way.

7 marketing goals for every nonprofit communications plan

Target audience: Nonprofits, cause organizations, foundations, NGOs, social enterprises, businesses, educators, journalists, general public. If you're like most nonprofit communicators, you have a list of specific goals for the coming year. No doubt they include growing your e-mail list, acquiring new donors and increasing engagement on your Facebook updates.

7 statistics about volunteers | The NonProfit Times

All nonprofit managers know that volunteers are an integral part of their organizations, but do they...

This Scientifically Proven Fundraising Technique Will Shock You

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!

5 Nonprofit Technology Trends to Watch in 2014

2014 will be an exciting year for nonprofit technology. Numerous communications and fundraising trends are on the verge of going mainstream and nonprofits committed to early adoption have a number of new tools and strategies to pioneer this year.

Trailblazer Dorothy Everett makes history once again

Dorothy Everett, the longtime UC administrator who blazed a trail at the university with her career at the Office of the President, is about to make history again. Everett, whose rise to assistant president in 1975 made her one of UC's highest-ranking women administrators, recently was honored by the creation of an endowed chair in her name.

Tracking Social Media Fundraising Revenue: Understanding the Challenges

Brock Warner If you've been to a conference session about fundraising using social media, you know there is always someone that eventually says " yeah this is nice and all, but how much money did it raise? " Stop asking that question. What you need to start asking is " how did you track your fundraising results?

Mobile Matters: The Impact of Mobile Technology on Peer-to-Peer Fundraising | NTEN

If you're one of the 84% of people worldwide who claim they "couldn't go a day" without a mobile phone in hand ... You are not alone! We've never been more passionate users of mobile devices than we are right now.