Good Meets Gadgets: Best Nonprofit Technology Conferences of 2015

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It''s almost hard to imagine what life at a nonprofit was like before we could blast out fundraising emails, share stories over Facebook, or issue a call-to-action via Twitter. Technology trends evolve fast + nonprofit pros need to stay on the pulse.

Three Surprises in the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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Haven’t gotten around to reading our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report yet? However, in 2015, for the first time, we see a significant increase in the planned frequency of both print and email appeals. Instagram Use by Nonprofits is Growing Quickly.

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3 Shocking Statistics from the 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study

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Nonprofits have never had a more powerful fundraising tool than they now have in email , but there''s a growing concern that they might be ignoring one of the most important metrics for a successful online fundraising program.

Week of Freebies! 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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While this may be the last official day of the Week of Freebies here at the blog, we offer free downloads and resources from Nonprofit Marketing Guide all year long. Our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey is our most popular download every year. Nonprofit Communications

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5 Ways to Make 2015 Filled with “Matterness”

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Here are five ways to make 2015 filled with Matterness: . She is also the author of the award-winning Momentum: Igniting Social Change in the Connected Age and co-author of the bestselling The Networked Nonprofit. . Marketing Team Nonprofit Communications Allison Fine.

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5 Strategies for 2015 to Make You a Rockstar Fundraiser!

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Guest Post by Somya Qureshi, CEO of Nonprofit Ninja. Work The Plan – If you work in a small to mid-size nonprofit and handle everything that falls into the realm of fundraising/marketing, it’s easy to avoid making the calls/visits.

1999 vs 2015: The 7 Greatest Transformations in Nonprofit Web Design

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We’ve come a long way since 1999. The web has seen multiple updates to HTML and CSS, witnessed the explosion of video, and the meteoric rise in mobile traffic among many other siesmic shifts

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2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

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We’ve officially released the 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report and infographic. Nonprofit Communications Trends 2015 communications marketing nonprofit trends It’s here!

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#GivingTuesday 2015 Results: 1 Million Gifts Make a Record-Breaking Day

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Love it or hate it, #GivingTuesday has become a VERY BIG DEAL for nonprofits. based nonprofits.). This year I worked with 4 nonprofits to help them launch Giving Tuesday campaigns. 31, which for most nonprofits is the single largest online giving day of the year.

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Official Christmas Cookie of 2015: Cinnamon Almond Crunch Cookies

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The Official 2015 Christmas Cookie of Nonprofit Marketing Guide. Just for Fun Nonprofit Communications

Mark your calendar: best conferences for nonprofits in 2015

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Believe it or not, it''s already time to start planning for the wealth of marketing, education, and networking opportunities for nonprofits in 2015. nonprofit conferences

Most Important Social Media Sites to Nonprofits in 2015

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More than 800 nonprofits have completed our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report Survey (please take it now if you are not one of those 800+). The full report will be available in January 2015. Instagram in particular has picked up significantly with nonprofits.

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Share Your Predictions for 2015

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It’s time to take the Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey for 2015. Last year, over 2,100 nonprofit communicators took our annual Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. and now it’s time to get your predictions for 2015!

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New Data: Nonprofit Online Marketing and Fundraising Trends in 2015

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Wonder where we get numbers like a typical email open rate for nonprofit e-newsletters , or estimates of how much money you could be raising online? Nonprofits are reaching more people, but their average donation is smaller.

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Top Ten Posts of 2015

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In case you missed this great stuff, here are our Top 10 blog posts published in 2015, according to Google Analytics page views: 10. 5 Easy Hashtag Hacks for Nonprofit Marketers by Kerri Karvetski. A Great Nonprofit Annual Report in a Fabulous Infographic by Liesl Manone.

SHOW US YOUR LISTS! 8 Ideas for Nonprofit Twitter Lists 

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Here are 8 Twitter list ideas for nonprofits to try: 1. Human Rights Watch (@hrw) May 13, 2015. . List Mapping now available via @tweepsmap pic.twitter.com/gwX21H7VVE — TweepsMap (@tweepsmap) July 21, 2015. wqW5zvaw4K — UN Foundation (@unfoundation) June 26, 2015.

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50+ Nonprofit Instagram Accounts You Should Follow Right Now

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Looking for some good examples of nonprofits on Instagram? A photo posted by Catskill Animal Sanctuary (@catskill_animal_sanctuary) on Apr 11, 2015 at 12:06pm PDT. boyziimen #Nashville #musiccity A photo posted by Nashville Symphony (@nashvillesymphony) on Mar 19, 2015 at 2:15pm PDT.

2015 Half-time Fundraising Score

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recently issued its 2015 Mid-Year Report. Giving in the first half of 2015 was “exceptionally (and unexpectedly) strong—up a total of 7.6% Atlas’ updated forecast for all of 2015 projects the year will finish 5.6%

Hashtags for Every Day of the Week (Nonprofit Edition)

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AtlantaMusicProject (@ATLmusicproject) May 18, 2015. A photo posted by Last Chance for Animals (@lc4a) on Jun 2, 2015 at 3:47pm PDT. ” ~ Michael Grant #WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/ey3nZVwNVN — PSU Dance Marathon (@THON) May 27, 2015.

14 Can't-Miss Nonprofit Conferences This Summer

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With the start of summer just around the corner, the nonprofit conference action for the year is just beginning to heat up! We took a look at our 2015 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar and put together a new list of the summer's most anticipated events - which ones are you attending?

5 Easy Hashtags Hacks for Nonprofit Marketers

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The more I use them, and see the fantastic ways nonprofits use them, the more I’m convinced hashtags are must-have in the nonprofit marketer’s toolkit. These are the hashtag hacks that my nonprofit attendees liked best. First Book (@FirstBook) March 31, 2015.

Sizzling Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

There are so many dedicated nonprofit jobs sources, that this feature is no longer necessary. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—July 14, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 22, 2015. This is my 202nd jobs posting, and the final one.

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Crazy Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—June 1, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 18, 2015.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators

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Let’s end things on a good note with some Mixed Links… Please take the 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Survey. ActionSprout, with support from Facebook, is giving away $2 million in Facebook ad credits to nonprofits. Dave Tinker, CFRE (@davethecfre) November 2, 2015.

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9 Content Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

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When you’ve written a 100,000-word book about nonprofit content marketing , boiling it down to your favorite 9 tips is a challenge. Content Marketing E-Newsletters Nonprofit Communications Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

Our Free Resources on Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

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Our main goal at NonprofitMarketingGuide.com is to provide training, coaching, and mentoring for nonprofit communications pros to help you not only learn your job, but to love your job also. 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report.

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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Let’s finish it off with some Mixed Links… The 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study is out! In addition to the insightful metrics you’ll find in this report, you can now enter your own data to see how it compares to the 84 nonprofits they used for the report. Nonprofit Training.

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The Delinquents and Fusterclucks of Nonprofit Marketing

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I’ve been talking to many of my nonprofit marketing friends over the last few months about what my next book should cover. This is often called “leading from the middle” and we’re going to talk a lot more about how nonprofit communications directors can do this too.

#MixedLinks for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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It seems donor retention is improving which aligns with what we saw in our 2015 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. ” Fundraisers and grant-seekers, see if you agree with Inside Philanthropy’s Top Philanthropy Obsessions in 2015. Nonprofit Training.

Imagine! Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 26, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 20, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers

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It’s Friday so let’s celebrate with some Mixed Links… The Nonprofit Blog Carnival for September is up. according to the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) Survey Report by AFP less than half of donors gave to the same organization two years in a row.

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Social Media Takeovers: 6 Nonprofits That Gave It Up for Good (PLUS: 6 Tips for Getting it Right)

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Would you hand over the keys to your nonprofit’s Twitter or Instagram account to a volunteer, partner, artist or celebrity? . Check out these 6 nonprofits that have hosted social media takeovers. A photo posted by SFMOMA (@sfmoma) on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:22pm PDT.

OMG Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 11, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—May 4, 2015.

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Mixed Links for Nonprofit Marketers and Fundraisers

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Let’s celebrate the end of another week with some Mixed Links… Just a reminder, we are hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival and are taking submissions on how you share progress or communicate accomplishments. Some think this is a game-changer for nonprofits.

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Community Nonprofits, Communicate Like the Experts You Are!

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When I talk to community-based nonprofits that serve local or regional areas about content marketing or thought leadership, I often hear excuses like, “We aren’t the experts. Content Marketing Market Research Nonprofit Communications Thought Leadership Trends

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 12, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—January 6, 2015. Nonprofit Marketing & Communications Jobs—December 22, 2014.

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2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Report: Read It and Weep

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The AFP/Urban Institute’s 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report (FEP) is now out. The 2015 Report is based on 8,025 responses from US nonprofits that collectively raised $3.61

A Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Visual Edition

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Sheena T Abraham (@SheenaTAbraham) June 17, 2015. And we knew it would be a perfect addition to our Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator Series.

7 Can’t-Miss FREE #GivingTuesday Resources for Nonprofits

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Fundraising Nonprofit CommunicationsAre you getting ready for Giving Tuesday ? A little lost on where to start? . The good news is, so many organizations want to help you succeed (and, let’s face it, use their product, too), that there’s no shortage of help for beginners.

5 Don’ts for Nonprofit Writers

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It means we are going to get another great guest blog post on being a nonprofit writer. Today Laurel shares what NOT to do as a nonprofit writer. Even if you’ve been working at your nonprofit for years (like I have), don’t stop asking questions! Laurel Dykema.

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

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software nonprofit technology CRMThe way people give is constantly changing. People may care about your cause, but it doesn’t mean they will donate. So what drives them?

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5 Ways to Fight the Curse of Knowledge in Your Nonprofit

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If you are a nonprofit communicator, odds are you are fighting the Curse of Knowledge in your organization in some way, most likely because your program experts and long-time staff have it. By the way, we are presenting a brand new webinar on Thought Leadership for Nonprofits on May 20, 2015).

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Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

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As much as we wish our nonprofits would be looked at for impact as opposed to overhead, how much nonprofits spend (or lose) is a story the media love to tell. In this month’s post Peter Panepento tells you how to be prepared when your nonprofit’s salaries make the news.