Google's Nonprofit Portal Can Help Smalland Startup Nonprofits

Blue Sky Collaborative

[link] this is worth checking out - especially for smaller nonprofits. most of this was already available but Google has consolidated much of its back office functionality and made it non-profit-centric.

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Online tax receipt portal scores for AmeriCares

DonorDigital

The AmeriCares Online Tax Receipt Portal was a multichannel donor-centric campaign, anchored by a custom tax receipt microsite designed to engage donors by allowing easy and free access to their tax receipts for their online and offline donations. The email contained their login information and a link to the tax receipt portal. Once inside the Tax Receipt Portal, they are also shown the impact of their gift and the ability to make an additional donation.

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hard times — the portal

Sea Change Strategies

Exceptional compendium on fundraising during a recession!

The more things change, the more they stay the same

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Lead Generation Major Giving best practices for fundraising cultivation for planned giving donor cultivation donor feedback survey donor stewardship survey questions donor survey cover letter donor survey email donor survey sample fundraising survey examples major gift fundraising nonprofit survey questions Philanthropy Planned Giving portal bbbsa org toolkits documents steward donor satisfaction survey Using donor surveys

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Apps for Democracy “Community Edition”

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Citizens get to submit their community improvement ideas in real-time and vote using this insights portal. insights portal opensource socialmedia washingtondc I’m heavily buried in the process of preparing my materials for the upcoming MARCOM 2009 conference, however I wanted to post this up rather than just tweet about it. Basically, Apps for Democracy the Washington D.C

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

EveryAction

Increase Recurring Gifts + Update Contact Records with New Self-Service Portal Nonprofit communications and development professionals are notoriously overworked - and they often spend way too much time on data entry and menial tasks that may arise. With EveryAction, we've tried to cut down on that inefficiency by building a brand new self-service portal feature.

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GOOD Gobbles Jumo

Non Profit Marketing 360

Jumo had aimed to be a social connector as well as a portal for giving to nonprofit organizations, but it failed to draw sufficient numbers of viewers away from more established competing sites. Jumo, the social medium that started with a bang nine months ago, ended with a whimper in August by being absorbed into GOOD , a content-rich site catering to activists across a broad spectrum of causes.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

With Self-Service Portals , supporters can independently update their contact record, edit payment details and fix expired credit card information, adjust email preferences, and increase recurring donation amounts - saving nonprofit staff from having to update this information themselves. #17. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more.

Need Some Online Fundraising Ideas?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Donors who gave via the charity’s website gave a bigger first gift and continued to give more over time than donors who gave through other charity portals (e.g. Point your giving portal and social media profiles back to your website. Network for Good just released a new online giving study that provides all kinds of good ideas for increasing the amount of money you can raise online.

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How Do You Communicate Between Departments? #NPCOMMLIFE

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

” Jess: “They used Big Tent before I got there, and I immediately got to work on creating a staff portal that could replace it because it was sorely lacking in organization and personalization. I added widgets from Google Groups for announcements and discussions, creating separate sections in the portal page for the different groups that have their own private communications. Nonprofit communicators are in the business of…well, communicating.

Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lindsay Nichols

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

8:00 am – 10:00 am: As soon as I get in (usually around 8 am), I log on to Hootsuite, Outlook, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, our internal communications portal called The Front Porch, our blog, and Spotify. On this particular day that included editing a document that a colleague sent to me that she wanted to post to our internal communications portal. I then helped her post it to the portal. Lindsay J.K. Nichols.

Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money

EveryAction

Use your donor self-service portal to enable sustainers to set up their increased monthly amounts. We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro. With #GivingTuesday and Year-End fundraising rapidly approaching, we'll get straight to the point. Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. Go on, crush your fundraising goals! Say Thanks. Say thank you before you ask your supporters to give again. Tell them what their past support has made possible.

3 Reasons You Should Be Thinking about QCDs (Backed By Data + A Free Guide)

iMarketSmart

Log in to your custodian online portal and try and locate the form 1099-R for the qualified charitable distribution. How many decisions do you make each day? A quick google search yields our answer: somewhere near 35,000. That number may seem intimidating, “How can I make 35,000 decisions a day?” You might find yourself pondering. Research shows that we utilize a variety of techniques to help guide us through our daily lives.

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[Guest Post] The Recipe for Nonprofit Committee Failure

Fundraising Coach

Boardable is an online board management portal that organizes everything that goes into running a board of directors in a way that leads to increased board engagement. Today's guest post is from Kim Donahue. Kim is the resident governance expert at Boardable. In a fun tongue-in-cheek tone, she shares a perfect formula for making sure your board committees don't work! And she knows.

Free digital storytelling tools for nonprofits

ImpactMax

Nonprofits can get a pro level Animoto account free (worth $249 per year) by applying through Animoto’s nonprofit portal. Flickr/mysza831. A little holiday gift for you! A couple of times a year, I dig into the web to find free tools that can help nonprofits tell their stories in ever more engaging ways. Each time I do that, the range of options kind of astounds me.

5 Reasons You Should Use Social Media to Grow Your Small Business

Twenti

Customer Portal. 5 Reasons You Should Use Social Media to Grow Your Small Business. by Zoe Allen. Social media can be one of the easiest ways to access new customers and grow your revenue – is your brand behind the times? Build your following, grow your revenue.

Why is Online Presence Management Better Than Web Design?

Twenti

Customer Portal. Why is Online Presence Management Better Than Web Design? by Angharad Miller. Interested in online presence management but don’t know what it offers? Here’s our top five reasons for why OPM is better than web design. What is Online Presence Management?

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The Understatement that is Digital Literacy

SocialButterfly

” This “online portal” serves a dire need and includes: Workforce development materials. So get this: N TIA is partnering with the American Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to promote the use of the portal by the nation’s 16,600 public libraries.

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The Understatement that is Digital Literacy

SocialButterfly

This “online portal&# serves a dire need and includes: Workforce development materials. So get this: N TIA is partnering with the American Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Services to promote the use of the portal by the nation’s 16,600 public libraries. On Friday, the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in collaboration with a number of Federal agencies (including the U.S.

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A Quick Guide to Google My Business for Startups and SMEs

Twenti

Customer Portal. A Quick Guide to Google My Business for Startups and SMEs. by Angharad Miller. Are you an SME or start-up business looking to find out more about Google My Business? You’re in the right place. Google My Business: A Great Opportunity for Your Small Business or Startup.

10 Helpful Fundraising Websites

Fundraiser Ideas

This website explores the latest nonprofit news and ideas, and it even has a fundraising job portal. Fundraising is the lifeblood of charitable organizations and nonprofit activities. Thanks to the Internet, you now have a wide variety of tools at your fingertips. Following are 10 helpful fundraising websites. PayPal.com – PayPal is the leading payment-transferring website on the Internet. Donors can make donations to you instantly from the convenience of their home.

Open Government Consultation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The creation of a central government data portal is key. A central portal just like data.gc.ca In the spirit of openness, I have decided to publicly share my open-ended responses to the ongoing Canadian Open Government Consultation , which has been taking place since December 6th, 2011 and is scheduled to end January 16th, 2012. The consultation covers questions on Open Data , Open Information , Open Dialogue and the Open Government Strategy.

12 Key Digital Engagement Trends from the 2018 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

With our easy to use self service portal, your donors can update their information at anytime ensuring that you and your staff save both time and money! The annual M+R Benchmarks Report has arrived again, shining a light on trends that are shaping nonprofits’ digital programs.

10 Email Resolutions for the New Year

EveryAction

In the EveryAction toolset, you can use dynamic searches paired with our email series tool, which can automatically send requests to donors to update their self service portal a month before their credit card expires. (This is the second post in our New Year, New Heights development series. Need to catch up? Click here for our in-depth look at the three reporting tools every nonprofit should have to improve their fundraising strategy.).

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Pam Georgiana

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For example, my team has been researching an online family communication portal for our healthcare facilities and a texting platform in which to communicate to donors and volunteers. Pam Georgiana Welcome to the latest installment in our series on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This series lets you describe your workday in your own words. Pam Georgiana, MBA is the Vice President of Engagement for Lutheran Social Services in Ohio.

7 Reasons Why SMEs Say They Don’t Need a Good Website – and 7 Reasons Why They’re Wrong

Twenti

Customer Portal. 7 Reasons Why SMEs Say They Don’t Need a Good Website – and 7 Reasons Why They’re Wrong. by Zoe Allen. When 90% of UK adults are online, having a website that doesn’t work for you is a huge mistake. 90% of UK adults are online – so why wouldn’t you be?

Social Media Marketing: What, when and where should I post?

Twenti

Customer Portal. Social Media Marketing: What, when and where should I post? by Angharad Miller. Social media has changed the way businesses market forever, but it can be harder than it looks. We cover everything from post frequency to timing to content so that you know exactly where to start.

How Strong Relationships Can Increase Fundraising Results in 2011

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It's not news that online giving is skyrocketing, but what really thrills us is all the different ways donors can give online now - websites, donation portals, social networks. There are so many options for donors now! . While all of these options are new and exciting, the reasons people give online are not that different from the reasons they give elsewhere.

Main Ingredients to a Nonprofit Digital Campaign

EveryAction

Nonprofits that forgo a simple landing page and elect to create a dedicated campaign portal essentially build a world in which their audiences can experience the mission, urgency, and proposed solutions of the campaign through a dynamic medium that they won't soon forget. Last week, we were joined by Cindy Phan, Creative Director at ShareProgress to discuss how to achieve the right "secret sauce" for a nonprofit digital campaign.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

Other online features that make it easier for alumni to stay connected include self-service portals where they can update changes in their contact information and peer-to-peer fundraising capability which allows your most engaged alumni to act as ambassadors to their peers. In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni.

5 Tech Best Practices Universities Should Use To Keep Alumni Connected

EveryAction

Other online features that make it easier for alumni to stay connected include self-service portals where they can update changes in their contact information and peer-to-peer fundraising capability which allows your most engaged alumni to act as ambassadors to their peers. In this blog series, we're focusing on how Higher Educational Institutions use technology to communicate with and engage their students and alumni.

'Free' and Cause-Related Marketing: Part II

Cause Related Marketing

Nowadays, as a free portal, AOL.com is the fourth most-visited Web property. Tuesday’s post was about the increasing use of ‘free’ as a business model. No less a company than Google is built on ‘free.’ So are Craigslist and Facebook and Flickr.And free is coming on like a lion.AOL used to be primarily a subscription-based service. But every year their subscriber base shrinks. The mighty Wall.

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SRDC Open Data Consultation Debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Great examples include: Utah.gov , Ca.gov , DirectGov (the Craigslist of gov portals). Over the next few blog posts I will debrief a few of the many events I attended this Spring. I have included only key takeaways and interesting insights (ok, well I find them interesting anyway…). The SRDC Open Data Consultation was an invitation only event, which I had the pleasure of participating in.

Online Fundraising Stats and Trends for Nonprofits

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Following charity websites, social giving (19%) overtook portal giving (10%) for the second most used form of digital giving. Last month, I highlighted some benchmarks in both social media and email marketing that were released in recent reports so that you could see how your nonprofit stacked up. Today, we are going to look at online fundraising.

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The Rise of OpenGood

SocialButterfly

In addition, friend Marc Drapeau recently wrote a fascinating piece on Open Government Entrepreneurship and the National Library of Medicine launched their new API portal. In honor of #SocialGood Day, I wrote a post for the IQ Solutions blog reflecting on the TEDxChange event and calling for #OpenGood. Disclosure: IQ Solutions is my employer.)

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Resource Round-up

A Small Change

Nonprofit Marketing Aggregate: The Nonprofit Marketing Zone is a great place to go if you are looking for a portal to nonprofit marketing information. Over the last couple months, I’ve heard about a number of remarkable and interesting websites, blogs, and aggregates and I wanted to pass them along to you. Let me know if you check any of these out and if they are useful to you.

They Never Even Ask!

The Agitator

Noting that those who give to charities’ own websites give more over time than donors who give via ‘portal’ or social networking sites, the study observes: “Charities don’t always do a good job following up with donors who give through portals or social networking sites. “In addition, charity websites generally provide for donor cultivation; portals don’t. ’ Portals are all about efficiently collecting the gift.&#.

Landmark Online Giving Study

A. Fine Blog

The study looked at data for about $400 million worth of giving across charitable websites, giving portals and social networks processed by Network for Good. Network for Good and TrueSense Marketing released their long awaited study of online giving appropriately named The Online Giving Study. Here are a few of the key findings: What we [.]. Social Media Allyson Kapin Amy Sample Ward charity:water network for good Online Giving Study TrueSense Marketing

10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup

Twenti

Customer Portal. 10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup. by Zoe Allen. If you are starting a business, it’s important you consider its impact – because your consumers will. Why is it important for my startup to be sustainable?

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How Great Website Design Drives Connection & Action

Getting Attention

Your website is the portal into your world. Thanks to guest blogger Alex McLain, who designs engaging websites for nonprofits as a member of the Wired Impact team. Creating a new website for your nonprofit is a mind-boggling task. You’ve got a million questions reeling through your head throughout the process, but one of the key questions to consider is: “How important is the role of design in our website?” Without a doubt, your answer should be, “ Very important.”.

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Great site, good info, what else could one ask for?

GenerationYGive

The second is rapidly growing use of direct giving portals, which allow donors to use an internet portal to handle all aspects of their giving -- from project identification to due diligence, transaction management, outcome assessment, reporting, and ongoing connection to the beneficiary – and to get a sense of scale from participation with others.

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Go Noles? No Goes?

JCA Insights

The pdf had another link to a Housing portal address. The portal loaded another Housing page and then immediately began redirecting us to a login. This post describes 15 hours of my life between Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 10:30 a.m. Let me start by saying I am a Florida State Seminole. My mother was a Seminole. And last night my firstborn son was accepted into the Florida State University Honors College. Go Noles.

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How Giving is Growing Online: The Latest from the Digital Giving Index

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Since 2010, Network for Good has published the Digital Giving Index which looks at online giving trends across the Network for Good platform, including both branded and generic donation pages, social fundraising sites, portal giving, and employee giving. Where is online giving going? How do you capture more digital dollars for your cause? To make a smart plan for your digital giving spend and online fundraising strategy, you need to understand how donors are giving online.