Play It Forward - new project crowdfunding site soon to launch

Giving in a Digital World

For starters, it sounds like the site’s user interface is going to be something very distinctive and engaging. Already over 70 partner organisations are listed on the site, representing a highly diverse range of activities around the world. As they describe it on the site, “The thing that brings it all together is the social network, connecting friends, projects, field workers and charity organisations. January Update… launch now scheduled for February 09.

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#SOCIALNETWORKS: Is Pinterest Of Value For Nonprofits?

Non Profit Marketing 360

From January to February of this year alone, Pinterest drew over 100 million new visitors to its site. Pinterest has also been extremely successful in driving traffic to third-party sites.

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#SOCIALNETWORK: Are You Prepped For Rollout Of Facebook Graph Search?

Non Profit Marketing 360

Facebook’s latest tool, Graph Search, was announced a couple of weeks ago and it is being rolled out through the Facebook0sphere through February. Building the Facebook network.

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#HOWTO: Time Those Tweets To Test And Build Impact

Non Profit Marketing 360

Also, scheduling helps build up momentum to a big event without requiring you to sit in front of your social-networking site all day. Schedule a tweet-a-day towards the end of February – when you should start giving details about the raffle you are holding or the guest speakers who will be there. Earlier this week we introduced and reviewed a few social-media dashboards to help tame your organization’s streams of updates pouring in.

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3 Steps Toward a Better Nonprofit Website

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Your site architecture should take the reader on a path. Here's the giveaway: Semi-custom STREETLIGHTexpress website plus your choice of two of the following: 500 business cards 50 11x17 posters 500 postcards How to win it: Between now and Valentine's Day (February 14) , email us with one sentence on why you hate your brand look and a link to your home page. Tags: Web Site 101 Quick Tips

Mixed Links for Nonprofit Communicators – January 18, 2019

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Get your copy here if you aren’t a member of our site. Learn More and Register February 7: What’s Missing from Your Online Newsroom (Hint, It’s Not a Press Release) Find out what goes into making a great online newsroom that makes you a media darling. Cochon Butcher.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: How do you keep your donors wanting to come back?

Fundraising Coach

I am honored to have FundraisingCoach.com host February’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival ! The team will look over all submissions and share the best on Wednesday, February 27 here on FundraisingCoach.com. And you’ll be driving traffic back to your site.

10 Donations. 3 Thank-Yous. 7 Failures to Communicate.

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

On December 9, 2009, I gave $20 donations to 10 national nonprofits I had previously never donated to by converting credit card miles into cash donations through the Capital One Giving Site. Today is February 18. I received the letter the first week of February.

Share Your Newsletter Success or Horror Stories

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January 27: Integrating Your Website, Email Newsletter, and Social Media Sites. February 10: How to Write a Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing Strategy. February 16: 10 Ways to Engage Your Facebook Fans.

Mixed Links: Free Training, Special Deals, and Fab Info

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Join us next Tuesday, February 9 at 1:00 p.m. As for our weekly webinar series here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, here’s what’s coming up next: February 10: How to Write a Quick and Dirty Nonprofit Marketing Strategy. February 16: 10 Ways to Engage Your Facebook Fans.

No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But what really annoyed me was that the very first contact after the donation was a telemarketing call in February trying to get me to give monthly, with no thank you or acknowledgement of my recent gift. Responses to Gifts Made via a Giving Site.

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#PROAGING: Majority Of Senior Citizens Online & Many More Using E-Readers

Non Profit Marketing 360

The full report can be downloaded at the Pew Internet site for free. “As of February 2012, one third (34%) of internet users ages 65 and older use social networking sites such as Facebook, and 18% do so on a typical day.

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Please take this Valentine’s Day pledge

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This February 14, let’s re-boot Valentine’s Day for good. On this site, individuals and nonprofits can post how they are celebrating G-Day. (It’s Thanks to the video wizards at See3 for generously contributing this video to the movement!).

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Heather Svoboda

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Since I manage our social media sites, I always check the Cat Adoption Team Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in the mornings (usually from my bed!) I squeeze in a lunch while I check our social media sites again for anything that may have been posted or asked of us during the morning.

Social Media Q & A

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If it is on a separate domain, than frequent linking back to the main site is important. It’s fine to have lots of links in a post, both to your site and to blogs or websites of others. February 3: Writing Thank-You Notes That Inspire Future Gifts.

Newsletter: Warm Leads from Your Homepage; Bridgestone Raises $2.8M for BGCA ; Museum Launches ‘How to be an American’ Podcast

Selfish Giving

On February 12th, LeadFeeder sent me this result: Now, I know the folks at World Finest Chocolate. Since WFC spent nearly 18 minutes on my site, I decided to email Emily to ask if she visited my site and found what she was looking for.

A Consensus Definition of Social Marketing

Social Marketing and Social Change

This definition is the result of an on-going and inclusive process that began in February 2012. So when someone asks, or mistates, ''what is social marketing,'' we now have a globally endorsed definition that is also available on the leading social media site.

Trio of Online Marketing Webinars Coming in Feb. - Reserve Your Spot Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Online Marketing Basics: From Email to Social Media (Wednesday, February 11). Should you be on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or some other site du jour? Blogging for Nonprofits: Tips, Traps, and Tales (Thursday, February 12).

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#ENVIRO: Spring Is The Time To Build Rain Barrels & Community Gardens

Non Profit Marketing 360

April temperatures have been cooler than February temperatures, and drought conditions are already a concern. Does the site need to be fenced? The posting includes sites she perused before deciding which type of barrel to buy, and she provides a number of photos of the process.

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Answering Your Thank-You Questions Live on Tuesday

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

This is a follow-up to their coverage of my experiment , which also generated lots of comments on their site. February Special: Get a Pass *Plus* to Nonprofit Marketing Guide this month and get a free copy of the great new nonprofit marketing book from Sarah Durham called “Brandraising.&# I promised to provide some more guidance on writing thank-you notes after sharing the results of my donation experiment where initially only 3 out of 10 nonprofits acknowledged the gift.

Good Listening Grows Loyal Friends (Case Study)

Getting Attention

” Dissent on this proposal has been burning since February. So you can imagine how thrilled I was last week to hear that a board member would fund the expansion of on-site storage for 70% of its research holdings.

Friends Listen to Friends: How to Engage Millennials, Gen Z on Instagram [SPONSORED]

Selfish Giving

That is the idea behind PurPics , a cause engagement tool launched in February 2017. Visit the PurPics web site or email Aneesh at adhawan@purpics.com. “People influence people.

The Four Types of Productivity Styles

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Next Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. workshifting : A resource site that shares ideas to help you shift when, where and how you work. Please join us next Thursday, February 11th at 1:00 p.m. Carson Tate. Eastern (10:00 a.m.

Guest Post: 10 ways to show a little sympathy to your donors

ImpactMax

Tracie Rozhon gives you seven great tips in the February 29 New York Times. In the February 10 Wall Street Journal , Mike Spector writes about the wisdom of starting charitable lead trusts during a bear market in “Giving Smarter While Helping Your Estate&#. Rick Schwartz.

Your Webmaster Needs to Know About Your Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Alas that is all I could find from Vitamin World about its support of the charity using its site search tool. It was only after I did a Google site search of www.vitaminworld.com that my opinion began to change.

I’m Not Your Member

JCA Insights

The site offered a form you could print and mail in that included places to specify the memorial information and notification name and address. On February 4th I received a thank-you letter from the organization. The following is a true story. In the fall of 2010, I made a gift in memory of a friend’s mother. My friend and her family requested gifts to one of two charities in lieu of flowers. I picked one and went to the organization’s website to make my gift.

Translating Tweets to Dollars

A Small Change

For those of you that do major gifts fundraising you are not going to see a huge amount of money come from Twitter (or other online or social networking sites). Twestival was held in February made over $250,000 through connecting people in multiple cities via Twitter and having them meet up at a location to raise money for Charity: Water. I was surprised to find how many fundraising campaigns have used or been enhanced by using Twitter.

Be Friend-ly with the 53% of Seniors Now Online

Getting Attention

Although email remains the “killer app” for seniors, Facebook and other social networking sites are growing in popularity, and are used by one in three online seniors. According to researcher Shyam Sundar, founder of the Media Effects Research Laboratory at Penn State University (and quoted in a recent story on WNYC ), “We need to make up for that potential social isolation, and we think that online social networking sites can be a good solution.”. More than half of U.S.

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Your Favorite Webinar Topics and Pass Winners

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I promised to book the three most popular training topics on the list by the end of March, so here you go: Integrating Your Website, E-Newsletter, and Social Media Sites. This has been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, February 23.

More examples of online community fundraising initiatives from Holland

Giving in a Digital World

Meanwhile, new Dutch crowdfunding start-up Play It Forward looks to have slipped its launch date just a little - with the launch countdown on its holding site now indicating a live date in February.

Tips for Giving Social Media Projects to Interns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you moan to 10 of your nonprofit colleagues about how you don’t have time to get your nonprofit on Facebook and other social media sites, I’d guess seven of them will tell you to get an intern to do it for you.

Grant To Help Rural Communities With 50,000 Or Less Improve Their Economic Vitality & Quality of Life

Seeking Grant Money Today

The calls will take place on February 7 and February 28, 2013. Complete application and eligibility guidelines are available on CIRD's Web site." From The Foundation Center. [If

Why You Must Work with Network for Good and How to Follow Up with Donors

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

But if a donor wants to support your cause through Facebook Causes , Guidestar , CharityNavigator , Change.org , Capital One’s Giving Site (which I used for my experiment), or through Network for Good itself, then Network for Good is processing that donation for your donor and for you. February 23: How to Make Your Website More Interesting. Yesterday in “ 10 Donations. 3 Thank-Yous.

Impressive Search Engine and Social Media Stats

Search Marketing for Nonprofits

US: Google 65.5 %, Yahoo 16.8%, Bing 11.5% [link] Google Sites led the U.S. core search market in February with 65.5 Sites (16.8 percent), and Microsoft Sites (11.5 I’m always looking up new stats about search engine and social media use and behavior for various online marketing presentations, and I decided it would be more useful to share them with the world (and have a convenient spot for me to reference them in the future).

Grants for Programs Increasing Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: February 15, 2011 Kessler Foundation Offers Grants to Increase Employment Outcomes for People With Disabilities The Kessler Foundation 's Signature Employment Grant Program seeks to fund cutting-edge, innovative, and other non-traditional solutions that increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. Visit the Kessler Foundation Web site for complete program information and application instructions. From The Foundation Center.

Pinterest For Business To Business: Interview With Joel Windels of Brandwatch

Diva Marketing Blog

At Brandwatch, we’re obviously very interested in making sure we’re keeping track of all of the most popular social sites, so once Pinterest began to show itself as a rising star, we had to take notice. Last week I attended my first Pinterest meetup.

Social Media and Public Health Emergencies: Salmonella and Peanuts

Social Marketing and Social Change

The heart of the program is a searchable product database accessible through this widget you can put on your own site. The date and time: Tuesday, February 3, 2009 2:30 p.m.

Data, data, data, and more data…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

For those of you that missed it, the February 27th-March 5th edition of The Economist featured a special report on the over abundance of data , and where we’re heading with it. Cleanscores puts restaurants’ health-inspection scores online; other sites list children’s activities or help people find parking spaces.

Demographics of Social Network Users (and Other Audience Research)

Social Marketing and Social Change

About three in ten (35%) adult internet users age 18 and older have a profile on a social networking site like MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn. Despite comparatively lower levels of social network use, usage of social network sites by adults has increased markedly over the past four years.

Cause Marketing Your Birthday

Cause Related Marketing

My birthday is in February and recently I got the notice at the left from Crowdrise, a free online platform and social media site that helps you raise money for causes you care about. It’s similar, in several respects, to the friends and family fundraising platform that comes your way when you sign up to participate in a race event on behalf of Komen, the American Diabetes Association or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Mal Warwick's outstanding nonprofit fundraising newsletter has new.

DonorDigital

Grants for U.S. Nonprofits, Schools, Universities, or Government Agencies Providing Non-Traditional Solutions to Employ Individuals With Disabilities

Seeking Grant Money Today

Visit the Kessler Foundation Web site for complete program information and application procedures." From The Foundation Center. [If

The Dismal Results of My Online Giving Experiment

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Back on November 24, 2008, I cashed in a bunch of credit card miles through Capital One’s No Hassle Giving Site , converting them into cash gifts to charities. Or, Can a Girl Get a Thank-You Note, Please?