Editorial Calendars: Why Do Them, Picking the Right Software and More

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3 questions to ask yourself when deciding on formats and software. The post Editorial Calendars: Why Do Them, Picking the Right Software and More appeared first on Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog. Earlier this afternoon, I did our second edition of our new Facebook Live show.

7 PAC Reporting Errors Your Filing Software Should Help You Avoid

EveryAction

Whether you''ve been filing reports for years or managing your first PAC, you understand the crucial role that filing software plays in making sure the numbers always come out right. fundraising software compliance

Choosing the Right Peer to Peer Fundraising Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Triathlon Fundraising Software Walkathon software Walkathons Peer to Peer Fundraising SoftwareAs the popularity of peer to peer fundraising grows, more and more nonprofits are faced with the decision to choose the right one for their campaign or event.

How to Use CRM + Donor Management Software to Talk to Anyone

EveryAction

Whether you're reporting to your board, supporting teams in different departments, or just trying to get through to a specific type of donor, we've broken down all the ways your CRM + donor software can help. How CRM + donor management software can help your teams work better together.

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SWEET Fundraising Software Adds Paypal Payflow Pro

Blue Sky Collaborative

SWEET Fundraising Software has added Paypal Payflow Pro Gateway to its list of supported payment gateways. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons The Payflow Gateway is Paypal's most robust and flexible gateway option. SWEET has integrated the Website Payments Standard and Website Payments Pro products from.

Nonprofits Should Avoid This Online Fundraising Software Feature

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Nonprofit Q&A: Should I Switch My Walkathon Software? Letterman Style

Blue Sky Collaborative

You know thats it's time to change your walkathon software when. You pay commission fees for your donations Your software fees exceed $5000 every single year Your donations actually have to pass. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

Tri-ing for Kids adds SWEET Software for Triathlon Fundraiser

Blue Sky Collaborative

After raising $40,000 in 2009, Tri-ing for Kids is poised to more than exceed that total in 2010 after adding SWEET Pledge Event Software to its Triathlon. Tags: Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons

SWEET Walkathon Software: Mashed Up, Tricked Out, Raising Money

Blue Sky Collaborative

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New and Improved! The Authoritative Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Software

Non Profit Marketing 360

Database Development Donor Acquisition Major Gifts Nonprofit Software Review Technology Tools Business Donation donor management donors Fundraising Idealware Non-profit organization NTEN Organization software United StatesNow you have valuable help as you try to figure out the best donor management system for your organization. NTEN and Idealware, two trusted names in nonprofit technology, have jointly published A Consumer’s Guide to Low-Cost Donor Management Systems.

Hospital Network Boosts Fundraising with Walkathon and Marathon Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Tips on Choosing Walkathon or Pledge Event Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

Beware of the do-it-yourself software vendors. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons Essentially you pay them yet you end up doing all the work. I can't tell you how many times people have called us to tell us about their awful experiences and countless hours spent.

Online Fundraising Software Tip: Don't let software companies handle your money

Blue Sky Collaborative

If you're considering an online fundraising website for your viral fundraising campaign, walkathon, or any athon, you should avoid software vendors that take your donations before disbursing the funds to your organization. Tags: Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathons

Nonprofit in New York Uses SWEET Walk-a-thon Software to Raise over $500,000

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Walk-a-thon software leads to fundraising success in down economy

Blue Sky Collaborative

Our clients who are using SWEET Fundraising Software for their walkathons and pledge. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons It is very difficult to raise money right now. Sponsorships and grants are down. Major donor prospects have dried up. Fortunately we have good news to share.

Why one org chose SWEET fundraising software for their Walkathon

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Pros and Cons of Social Listening Software for Nonprofit Clients

Exactask Marketing

Social listening software can serve as a valuable tool to help manage your nonprofit client’s online reputation while identifying trends in its industry. It works by tracking conversations around specific words or phrases, @mentions, and hashtags, in order to get a sense of what people are saying as well as what kind of content is gaining the most traction. social listening social media Marketing

The Right Peer to Peer Fundraising Software Is a Vital Component of A Development Arsenal

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Walkathon and Pledge Event Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

We've had so much activity in the past few weeks from people looking for software for their pledge events. Tags: Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons The bump in activity probably coincides with budgets being refreshed in the new fiscal year and the beginning of planning cycles.

What To Do When Your Software Is Purchased by Another Vendor

JCA Insights

First, how well does the software currently serve your organization’s needs? How strong was the health of your software and the software vendor before acquisition? Has the vendor done a recent comprehensive upgrade, or has the software been sliding into obsolescence? If your software provider has been acquired, you’ll likely receive a letter and/or e-mail from your new provider welcoming you to their community.

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The Most Common Mistake Nonprofits Make When Choosing Personal Fundraising Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

With lots of options for personal fundraising software, nonprofits need to choose a vendor that gets their donations to them the most quickly and securely. A surefire way to cause delays is to allow a software company. Tags: Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Software for Nonprofits Viral Fundraising Avoid the middleman.

Should your CRM include photos of each of your donors?

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[GUEST POST] How Small Shops Can Overcome the Challenges of Fundraising Software

Fundraising Coach

Too many nonprofits think that choosing a fundraising software provider is the end of a journey. Using software is essential, but the use you'll get from it is only as good as your data and the training your provide your team. The takeaway: Your software is only as good as your team.

Nominate A Software Developer Who Has Created Open Source Software for the Nonprofit Sector

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Deadline: October 31, 2011 Nominations Open for Public Interest Computing Prize The Tides Foundation is accepting nominations for the sixth annual $10,000 Antonio Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest, the nation's highest honor for software developers working with nonprofits to help advance innovative social change. The software must have already demonstrated its value to at least one nonprofit organization. RFP software grants the foundation center

Ask Nancy: What's The Best Software for Designing Print Materials?

Getting Attention

Q: I've been researching software to use for developing marketing collateral. What software, if any, you would suggest for an organization that does not want to hire a graphic artist for all of its marketing needs ? -- Talia Piazza, Program Coordinator, Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development NOTE: Since I'm not a graphic designer, I consulted with one of the best -- Susan Edwards -- on this one.

Your Biggest Software Implementation Risk? It May Not Be What You Think.

JCA Insights

Yet I am always surprised to find that many organizations that work carefully to consider software options for their mission-critical software system default to using the vendor for implementation services. To compete, software vendors must make excellent software.

Habitat for Humanity Chapters Collaborate to Save on Build-athon Software

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics Should Apply to Fundraising Software Companies

Blue Sky Collaborative

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Silent Auction Software For Non Profit Fundraisers Silent & Live Auctions

The Biddery Blog

AuctionStar ® is the only retail software that has used patented bar-coded methods to preswipe credit cards, place bids and checkout guests at auction events Auction 123 is a silent auction software program designed specifically for your silent auction event. Silent Auction Software by Events.org: Innovative live, silent auction & online auction tools to help your organization raise more, keep more and do more! Tags: Silent Auction Software

Beyond The Thermometer: Measuring Engagement In Your Peer to Peer Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software Walkathons Web/TechWhat organization does not love a rainmaker?

Beyond The Thermometer: Developing a Culture for Your Peer to Peer Campaign

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Free Resources for Nonprofits Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsSuccessful Entrepreneurs will tell you, "You can't be all things to all people." It's cliched, but undeniable.

Go Beyond The Thermometer On Your Peer to Peer Site

Blue Sky Collaborative

Bikeathon software Bikeathons Fundraising Tips Marathon Fundraising Mobile Fundraising Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social Media and Nonprofits Software for Nonprofits Third Party Fundraising Triathlon Fundraising Software Viral Fundraising Walkathon software WalkathonsThe most common element of peer to peer event and fundraising sites is the home page thermometer displaying the fundraising goal of the event and the amount of money raised to date.

Current list of Payment Gateways compatible with SWEET Peer to Peer Fundraising Software.

Blue Sky Collaborative

SWEET works with any of the following providers. We're adding more all time so ask if you're gateway is not here. Paypal [link] Google Checkout [link] Authorize.net www.authorize.net Sage Payments [link] IATS [link] Acceptiva [link] BluePay [link] Cybersource [link] VANCO

Software for Fundraising - New FREE Workshop for You!

Marketing for Nonprofits

Idealware - a nonprofit that provides objective reviews of nonprofit software is doing a workshop, called Software for Fundraising on March 31 at 1:00 EST. You should check it out. This photo is by tashland.

Free Nonprofit Fundraising, Software, and Outreach Options.

Seeking Grant Money Today

For the computer: www.ubuntu.com is a free, tested, and much adored operating system (that could replace Windows or Mac OS, for instance with like office software products) if your organization is having difficulties with its operating systems. If your organization has phone conferences or meetings, you can use Google's suite of 'cloud computing' software. There are many free software options, today, for nonprofits that are excellent products.

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

EveryAction

Perhaps your software isn’t equipped to handle major gifts or planned giving programs effectively and new tools will increase revenue in that area? strategy software CRM nonprofit tools

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5 Ways Technology Can Help Your Nonprofit Do More Good

EveryAction

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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SWEET fundraising software helps a small org raise money like the big boys

Blue Sky Collaborative

Compassionate Care ALS (CCALS) www.ccals.org , a small but strikingly effective organization isn't afraid to run with the big boys. Once again, CCALS is at or near the top of the list of organizations that raised money in the 2009

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What to questions should you ask when considering fundraising software?

Fundraising Coach

His years of experience have led him to create his own donor management and fundraising software system: Total Community Manager. I’ve asked him to share what questions you should consider when looking at getting a software package. There is a common misperception about fundraising software systems. This week, I’m pleased to introduce David Unger. David is an accomplished fundraiser and President of Unger & Associates.