Tuesday, May 03, 2016

A New Strategy for Event Social Media: Associations Now

A New Strategy for Event Social Media: Associations Now: "When it comes to event social media, is your association’s problem a lack of planning?

Not like planning a couple of weeks out, just to be sure that people are aware your event has a social presence."



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits | KSL.com

Students learn to code for free while donating skills to nonprofits | KSL.com: "In the 18 months since we launched, more than 300,000 people have signed up," Larson said. "Many of these students have jobs and kids, and are trying to change careers. Already, hundreds of our students have already learned enough to go out and get software developer jobs."

Since the beginning of Free Code Camp, student-developers have donated over $850,000 in free coding to nonprofits. After completing a series of online courses and certifications, students are paired with nonprofits who are looking for help online.

"Our students built a full logistics system for a Toronto-based food bank,""



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HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat

HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat: "HOW TO: Get Your Nonprofit Started on Snapchat"



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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Online: NSFW And The Risk For Nonprofits - The NonProfit Times

Online: NSFW And The Risk For Nonprofits - The NonProfit Times: With social media serving as the new frontier for attracting donors and volunteers, nonprofit leaders might be tempted to jump into the action without checking the depth of the water.   During her workshop, “Ring of Fire: Managing Social Media Risks,” at the Risk Summit, Nonprofit Risk Management Center Staff Attorney Emily Stumhofer described potential [...]

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fundraising Week: 'Almost half of donations will be made online by 2020' | Third Sector

Fundraising Week: 'Almost half of donations will be made online by 2020' | Third Sector: "Online giving will represent almost half of all UK giving by 2020, according to Charlie Wells, chief operating officer at JustGiving.

Speaking at the opening keynote session of the third day of Third Sector’s annual Fundraising Week conference in London this morning, Wells said he expected the proportion of giving that came through online channels to rise from 15 per cent in 2015 to almost 50 per cent by 2020."



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The Best Non-Profit Fundraising Blogs and Websites of 2016

A great list from Joe Garecht

The Best Non-Profit Fundraising Blogs and Websites of 2016:
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions - The Washington Post

Colleges are going online to crowdsource donations, and they’re raising millions - The Washington Post: "The small liberal arts school in Massachusetts did it without bombarding alumni with phone calls, sending out a batch of mailers or soliciting donations for seats at a gala event. Instead, school leaders turned to GiveCampus.com, a Washington, D.C.-based crowdfunding website that appeals to a younger, more tech-savvy audience."



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Monday, April 18, 2016

Apple to Donate Proceeds from 27 Apps to World Wildlife Fund | Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Apple to Donate Proceeds from 27 Apps to World Wildlife Fund | Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly: "Apple said on Thursday, April 14th, that it would donate its proceeds from 27 apps and games, including some of its most popular downloads, until April 24th to the WWF. Those proceeds include profits from Trivia Crack, the second edition of Angry Birds, Recolor, and two dozen other apps.

Apple hasn’t said how much it hopes to donate through the program, called Apps for Earth. However, Apple typically nets about 30 percent of revenue of its apps’ sales and in-app downloads—which means that WWF could receive a good chunk of change."



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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Engaging the distracted: 3 digital experts share their fundraising tips » Charity Digital News

Engaging the distracted: 3 digital experts share their fundraising tips » Charity Digital News: "Where do you start when it comes to taking advantage of the digital opportunities available to charities? Three speakers, who will feature on a special digital-focused panel at the IoF Fundraising Convention this year, share their thoughts on some digital trends in an exclusive Q&A."



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Monday, April 11, 2016

How Snapchat is Revolutionizing Modern Day Advertising for Nonprofits - SocialFish

How Snapchat is Revolutionizing Modern Day Advertising for Nonprofits - SocialFish: "Why might Snapchat be worth it for your organization? Here are some of the ways in which the platform has changed the fundamental way in which you can connect with your audience:

Short Ads Provide Incentive for Quick Action

Unlike most traditional online ads, Snapchat’s particular format doesn’t allow you to run ads that can then be looked up later. This means that users who want to respond have more drive to do so quickly, lest they forget."



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Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | TED Talk | TED.com

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles" | TED Talk | TED.com: "As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there's a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a "filter bubble" and don't get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy."



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Charity boards are failing to adapt to the digital age – this has to change | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian

Charity boards are failing to adapt to the digital age – this has to change | Voluntary Sector Network | The Guardian: "There is tension in the way the charity sector views digital technology. CharityComms’ recent report into digital transformation showed that 80% of digital specialists agree that technology requires a fundamental shift in the way charities work, yet only 34% believe their leaders understand this. And, despite the sector’s excitement about social media after viral fundraising hashtags, Lloyds Bank’s 2015 research highlighted that charities have the lowest industry sector score for digital maturity, with an increasing number (58%) reporting a lack of basic digital skills."



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Friday, April 08, 2016

Bring Your Own App - Digital Flexibility Is Being Exercised - The NonProfit Times

Bring Your Own App - Digital Flexibility Is Being Exercised - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times: "The request led her to crowdsourcing apps at national conferences. Pilcher presented roundtable BYOA sessions at the Transformative Learning Conference in Oklahoma City, Okla., this past March and then again at the Association of Nurses in Professional Development’s (ANPD) Aspire to Excel conference in Las Vegas, Nev., in July. Attendees identified and shared their favorite apps and how to use them.

More than 100 apps were identified at ANPD’s conference alone, according to Pilcher, most fitting in one of four categories:

• Educator support such as presentation tools and polling;

• Learner assistance like note taking, file sharing and eBook readers;

• Performance support including quick-reference tools; and,

• Learning activities such as games and case studies."



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