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  • Social Media for Non-Profits: 26 Great Slideshare Presentations You Can Use

    Lori Halley 12 May 2009 20 comments
    Great new presentations on social media are coming out almost daily, and many are directed specifically to the needs of non-profits. But it can be time-consuming to search out those that are up-to-date, actionable, and appropriate to nonprofits. Here's a hand-picked selection of slideshow presentations to get you started.
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  • New Guide Helps Non-Profits Choose Donor Management System

    Lori Halley 04 May 2009 1 comments
    If your organization is in the market for new donor management or fundraising software, Idealware has just released a new (free) research report you may want to check out: The Consumer’s Guide to Low Cost Donor Management Systems is an impressive 48-page document that compares the specific features of 33 different donor management systems
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  • PR Works Podcast: How Non-Profits Use Social Media

    Lori Halley 27 April 2009 2 comments
    I’ve just been listening to a podcast of Lee Weinstein’s conversation with public relations consultant Donna Gibbs on how non-profits are successfully using social media right now, where Gibbs shines a light on the social media marketing activities...
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  • Associations and Non-Profits Share Knowledge at AssociationJam.org

    Lori Halley 23 April 2009 0 comments
    There’s an incredible wealth of information online for member-driven associations and donor-dependent non-profits, but sorting through it all can be quite daunting. That’s where AssociationJam.org comes in — a new way for managers and staff, consultants, volunteers and board members to share their best information and learn from one another.
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  • When Rewarding Your Donors Can Backfire

    Lori Halley 09 April 2009 1 comments
    Technology can make it much more convenient for people to follow through on pledges and donations, but what motivates donors to reach for their wallets or credit cards in the first place? What’s in it for your donors? Rewards for donation may be tangible...
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  • Better Non-Profit Websites to Increase Online Donations: Usability Report

    Lori Halley 30 March 2009 2 comments
    In 2008, non-profits and charities collected about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics, but usability expert Jakob Nielsen says the amount of money collected online could be much higher — with improved website design...
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  • Recession May Encourage More Creative Donations to Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 06 March 2009 4 comments
    When corporate donors and sponsors are forced by a recession to rein in their spending, charitable donations can take a hard hit. Yet the motivations for giving have not changed. Business owners still want to help a good cause, as well as get a tax...
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  • The Complete Nonprofit Payment Processing Guide

    Lori Halley 06 February 2009 21 comments
    Online payment processing may sound "high-tech" and complicated, but even the smallest nonprofit can easily get set up to receive payments through its website. Here's how to get started.
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  • Budget-Stretching Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 26 January 2009 0 comments
    When a recession hits, non-profit organizations can do three things to keep on an even financial keel: 1.) Increase your income, 2.) Cut your costs, and 3.) Use your resources more effectively. Two recent articles from Fieldstone Alliance give practical advice to help nonprofits get by in tough economic times.
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  • Online Donations Still Up in a Down Economy

    Lori Halley 10 December 2008 2 comments
    What does an uncertain economy mean for the bottom line of nonprofit fundraising efforts? "Overall, the news is good," says Sarah DiJulio, Executive Vice President of M+R Strategic Services. The economy may be down, but online donations are up -- so far.
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  • Contests Help Nonprofits Get Buzz and Build Community

    Lori Halley 14 October 2008 0 comments
    For nonprofits, a well-run contest is often enough to raise a significant amount of money in ticket sales, entry fees and straight-forward donations But what about those contests that don’t have an entry fee or other fundraising tool connected with...
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  • Selling Nonprofits to Generation Y - on Paper

    Lori Halley 02 October 2008 1 comments
    Nonprofits often take lessons from corporate research into what drives the "citizen-consumer" — especially teens and young adults, the first generation born into this high-speed, high-tech world. Miriam Kagan (GenerationYGive) has been wondering, along those lines, could catalogs be Gen Y’s version of direct mail?
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  • Case Study: Calgary Meals on Wheels Takes Campaign Online

    Lori Halley 26 September 2008 1 comments
    Many of us are familiar with the Meals on Wheels concept - to deliver nutritious and affordable meals to people in need: seniors, convalescents, and people living with disabilities. In desperate need of a new facility in which to prepare all those meals, Calgary Meals on Wheels has just launched a major capital campaign - and a new website. We asked Leann Hackman-Carty to tell us about it...
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  • Online Donations: Survey Shows Potential for Growth

    Lori Halley 08 September 2008 1 comments
    The American Express Charitable Gift Survey , released late last year in partnership with the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University , sought to answer two key questions: “How do people give online?” and “How much do they give per donation?”...
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  • What's Turning Off Your Donors?

    Lori Halley 02 September 2008 3 comments
    "As a donor to charity, what do we nonprofits do that irritates you? What’s caused you to stop giving to a charity?" Marc Pitman asked the tough questions on LinkedIn , a social-networking site with a business/professional focus where the demographic...
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