Thursday, April 23, 2015

Website Architecture vs. Web Design - What Comes First? - Mequoda Daily

Website Architecture vs. Web Design - What Comes First? - Mequoda Daily: "Do you know the difference between website architecture and website design?"



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3 Ways Gamification Will Change The Nonprofit Sector

3 Ways Gamification Will Change The Nonprofit Sector: "y transforming the staircase into a piano, they made the more strenuous option fun, and thus vastly increased the amount of people who chose the more health-conscious option.

Imagine if the mundane and arduous day-to-day tasks of a fundraiser could be transformed into fun and rewarding? One up-and-coming technology trend could make that happen."



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A third of Britons donate to charity by text message, reveals survey

A third of Britons donate to charity by text message, reveals survey: "Over 30 per cent of Britons donate to charity by text message and 61 per cent now donate through online giving websites, according to a study by online shopping scheme Give as you Live.
The results come from Give as you Live’s shopper insight study, which questioned 4,000 of its shoppers on their digital charity support. The study by the website, which allows users to raise money for charity as they shop, also revealed that half of Britons still donate to charity using direct debit payments."



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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Worth Of A Nonprofit Web Visitor … 61¢ - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

Worth Of A Nonprofit Web Visitor … 61¢ - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "mail list size grew but email open rates declined while online revenue was up mainly because of growing monthly giving for some of the largest nonprofits last year. Those are some of the top-line takeaways from the 2015 M+R Benchmarks Study (#3DBench15), which incorporates data from 84 participating organizations for the calendar year 2014."



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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

American Red Cross takes serious look at using drones for disaster relief, holds off for now - The Washington Post

American Red Cross takes serious look at using drones for disaster relief, holds off for now - The Washington Post: "A new study, commissioned by the American Red Cross, calls drones one of the most promising and powerful new technologies to improve disaster response and relief efforts."



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Charity app allows marathon spectators to make instant donations by pointing phones at runners' vests

Charity app allows marathon spectators to make instant donations by pointing phones at runners' vests: "Marathon spectators will be able to make charity donations by taking a picture of a runner's vest on a mobile phone, a not-for-profit organisation has said.

Up to 750,000 spectators at the London Marathon on Sunday will be able to donate money by aiming the SnapDonate app at each runner’s vest and ‘snapping’ the charity logo with their phones."



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Monday, April 20, 2015

30-hour donation blitz targets $2 million for local nonprofits - The Orange County Register

30-hour donation blitz targets $2 million for local nonprofits - The Orange County Register: "Can supporters of local charities raise $2 million over a 30-hour period for their favorite cause? Maybe more?

Orange County will find out when the first-ever “iheartOC Giving Day” takes place 6 a.m. Tuesday to noon Wednesday. The slogan: “30 hours to give where your heart lives.”

An initiative of Orange County Community Foundation, iheartOC is modeled after similar successful giving days held in other communities."



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Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org Moves to Crisis Charity She Founded - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nancy Lublin, CEO of DoSomething.org Moves to Crisis Charity She Founded - The Chronicle of Philanthropy: "Nancy Lublin announced Tuesday that she is stepping down from DoSomething.org to take the helm at Crisis Text Line, the nonprofit she founded in 2013.
After 12 years as chief executive of the youth volunteerism charity DoSomething.org, Nancy Lublin announced Tuesday that she is stepping down to take the helm at Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit she founded in 2013 to provide counseling through text messages."



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Dear Associations: Stop Sending Email

Dear Associations: Stop Sending Email: "That's right, I'm looking at you, association marketers. Stop sending all those emails right now, before someone gets hurt."



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2015 “Selfie Awards” Salute Philanthropic Narcissism (Recipients Boycott Ceremony…but Need Not Be Present to Win) - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly

2015 “Selfie Awards” Salute Philanthropic Narcissism (Recipients Boycott Ceremony…but Need Not Be Present to Win) - NPQ - Nonprofit Quarterly:



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Friday, April 17, 2015

News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth)

News - Local News: Portsmouth News and Information (Portsmouth): "Joshua Shaw, from Portsmouth, Ed Adams, from Pebworth in Warwickshire, both 20, and Qui Mai, 28, from Vietnam will spend six weeks working for the charity Balloon Kenya this summer."



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Tim Cook Charity Lunch Price Hits $165,000 - Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) - 24/7 Wall St.

Tim Cook Charity Lunch Price Hits $165,000 - Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) - 24/7 Wall St.:



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Oxfam trials tap-to-donate technology

Oxfam trials tap-to-donate technology: "Oxfam GB is running a trial of near-field communication technology to allow supporters to both donate to the charity and find out more information about what it does through interactive posters and wristbands.
The trial, which has been split into two parts, aims to make use of near-field communication (NFC) technology and is a way to make it “easier for people to engage with Oxfam, see more content or find out more about its work”."



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15 Tweetable Social Media Statistics To Influence Your Marketing Strategy - SocialBro

15 Tweetable Social Media Statistics To Influence Your Marketing Strategy - SocialBro: "Stop. Wait a minute. Put down whatever you’re doing and pay attention. We spend a lot of time reading about the trends sweeping the marketing world, and the growing influence of social media on customers purchase decisions. If you’re looking for the latest in marketing insights, here’s a collection of inspiring stats that will influence your strategy."



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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cisco Employee Changes Lives Through Technology Donations | 3BL Media

Cisco Employee Changes Lives Through Technology Donations | 3BL Media: "In 2013, Roland Holloway learned he was cancer-free. For 9 years, Roland, a Cisco employee, had battled neck cancer, but a surprising recovery inspired him to give back to his community. With the help of Cisco’s Employee Purchase Donation Program (EPDP), Roland is empowering a local nonprofit with new technologies and helping others in need.

Roland, who will celebrate his 20th anniversary at Cisco later this year, is taking advantage of his newfound health to create change in his own neighborhood. “I’ve had a lot of good fortune come my way,” he said. “I enjoy giving back; I can’t change world politics, but I can definitely help my local community.”"



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