Online tax receipt portal scores for AmeriCares


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.

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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Trending Sources

The more things change, the more they stay the same


I was wondering who might have created the first survey ever. . My search led me to Charles the Great, the “Father of Europe.” ” Apparently, in AD 771 , he created what might have been the first survey to help him understand his own kingdom.

hard times — the portal

Sea Change Strategies

Exceptional compendium on fundraising during a recession!

How NPR and PBS Engage Digital Audiences (An #npcomm Showdown)

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

There doesn’t appear to be an actual two-way portal for communication. Their website also promotes LearningMedia, a free digital media content portal for teachers that is designed to help bring the classroom to life.

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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

Just Released: 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, peer-to-peer fundraising, portal giving, and employee giving.

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.

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No Wonder Retention of Online Donors is So Bad

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

At the end of 2008 and 2009 , I gave online donations via a giving portal to about a dozen national nonprofits each year (I cashed in miles with Capital One , who partners with Network for Good for charitable giving).

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Data extravaganza! Check out the newest online giving indices

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

What’s special about our own reporting is that we compare giving on social networks, websites and portals. I’m very excited to announce that Network for Good has three new sources of data on the state of online giving!

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.”.

What the Web Renewal ( Initiative is missing

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Yes, you got that right, one portal website to serve as a starting point for all citizen needs that fall under federal jurisdiction.

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Giving Up for 2011; Nonprofit Personality Still Pays Off Online

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

This includes donations to Network for Good’s nonprofit customers through their own websites and donations to other nonprofits through 25 corporate partner websites and Network for Good’s giving portals at and Today my colleague Kate Olsen guest posts again.

Main Ingredients to a Nonprofit Digital Campaign


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.

Why Your Donors Want to Remain Anonymous

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Many donors come to Network for Good’s giving portal to search for nonprofits and quickly make donations online, and reporters often list Network for Good as a way to easily give to charities responding to crises on the ground. In some cases, though, the press also features our giving portal as a good option for donors who wish to remain anonymous. It never fails.

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Open Government Consultation

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

The creation of a central government data portal is key. A central portal just like 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.

Giving Up; Nonprofit Personality Pays Off Online

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Disaster giving for Japan tsunami relief was a primary driver of Portal Giving in Q1 2011. Today my wonderful colleague Kate Olsen guest posts.

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.

The online giving experience matters - and the data proves it

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Since 2010, Network for Good has been tracking digital philanthropy across several distinct channels including individual charity websites, charity portals and social giving (peer-to-peer) websites and applications.

Giving is up, and it’s still about relationships

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

My organization, Network for Good , sits at the intersection of many forms of digital giving—via nonprofit websites like yours, portal sites like Charity Navigator , and social networks like

Free digital storytelling tools for nonprofits


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!

SRDC Open Data Consultation Debrief

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Great examples include: , , 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.

5 rules for thanking donors

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Acknowledge every donation your organization receives, whether they come from your direct mail campaign, your online donation page, or from third-party sources such as employee giving programs, peer-to-peer fundraisers, or online giving portals. Here at Network for Good we experienced a busy giving season right up to the final hours of 2013. This is good news for nonprofits, as we saw a 16% increase in dollars donated compared to the year-end fundraising season of 2012.

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Lauren Lawson-Zilai

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

8:00 am – 10:00 am: As soon as I get in, I log on to Outlook, Facebook, LinkedIn, Hootsuite, Google+, Pinterest, and our internal communications portal, MyGoodwill. Lauren Lawson-Zilai.

#How-To: Is The World Ready For Google+ (‘Google Plus’)? You Can Be.

Non Profit Marketing 360

Were you invited? A week or so ago Google+ (‘ Google Plus ‘) went Beta to a number of developers, insiders, and people cooler than this blog writer. The jury is, to say the least, out. We shall be looking at some of the comments in detail in future posts.

Distinct, Authentic Branding Boosts Stronger Relationships + Increased Giving – The Online Giving Study

Getting Attention

Those who used giving portals started lower and gave less over time. Just as the strength of the donor-charity relationship heavily influences offline giving, the online giving experience has a significant impact on donor loyalty, retention and gift levels.

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.

Research Your Keywords Before Applying to Google Grants

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

> The local column vs. global column: Local is US based, Global includes estimates from all of Google search portals. > Timothy Spell of

New research: How to reach your donors’ heads along with their hearts

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

—They want data provided in transparent formats or portals that provide them with several pieces of information. —They want this information from third-party portals that provide information on nonprofits. Today, Hope Consulting and GuideStar release the second part of the Money for Good research, and it’s packed with fascinating findings.* Going into giving season, it provides useful insights into influencing donors’ donation decision making.

How Strong Relationships Increase Fundraising Results

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Online giving is skyrocketing, thanks in part to the many different ways donors can now give online -- nonprofit websites, donation portals, social networks, mobile. One thing remains true: the reasons people give online are not that different from the reasons they give elsewhere. Just like offline, the strength of your donor relationships will ultimately determine your success as a fundraiser. Here are a few tips to help cultivate those relationships. . .

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Diva Marketing Blog Acquired. Almost! Part I

Diva Marketing Blog

And so began a conversation with the CEO of a large (to be anon) portal. It's the dream of many bloggers: to be acquired by a platform viewed by millions, to be compensated for their work and as just as much, to be acknowledged for their work.

#HOWTO: Setup A (Free) Magazine For Your Community

Non Profit Marketing 360

By scooping such content (and remember: you can make more than one e-magazine/collection, even in a free account) you will bring new readers and followers to your educational portal and to your organization’s donation and volunteer pages. We introduced

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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.&#.

Want Better Fundraising Results? Build Better Relationships.

Marketing for Nonprofits

Jocelyn How Strong Relationships Can Increase Fundraising Results in 2011 Network for Good's landmark Online Giving Study examined nearly $400M in donations to 66,470 different nonprofits to identify trends in online giving across nonprofits' websites, donations portals and social networks.

Does Amazon's new "Smile" mean a windfall for your nonprofit's year-end fundraising?

Fundraising Coach

So it''s probably no surprise that I''ve never been a fan of the shopping portals that are supposed to give donations to nonprofits. I''m not a fan of "fundraising sales" like cookie dough, pizza kits, wrapping paper, raffle tickets, or popcorn.

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.

10 Twitter Tips for Nonprofit Organizations

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I created and manage a portal to nonprofits on Twitter @nonprofitorgs and based on my experience using site, I have crafted ten of my favorite Twitter Tips for beginners: 1. Newsweek said it best: "Suddenly, all the world is a-Twitter." " Simple and powerful, Twitter is a must for nonprofit organizations.

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.

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


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.

What You Need to Know about the New Online Giving Index

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Network for Good has a unique perspective on the experience and behaviors of charitable giving across several distinct channels including: individual charity websites, charity portals and social giving (peer-to-peer) websites. Portal Giving experienced significant growth in donation volume driven by Haiti earthquake response and a strong December fundraising season. This is a guest post from my colleague Kate Olsen at Network for Good, author of our new Online Giving Index.