Nonprofits ahead of the curve!

Many folks are pointing today to the research and report by Eric Mattson and Nora Ganim Barnes, Pd. D. about the use of social media tools by nonprofits. “Blogging for the Hearts and Donors: Largest US Charities Use Social Media” is based on the results of a survey of 76 executives from the list of […]

November 28, 2007 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

What are you putting in stockings this year?

This year, the holiday season is upon us with myriad options for giving in a good way without the hustle and bustle, and sometimes jostle, of shopping in the stores. Online fundraising sites have made it easy for people to donate to charities and many organizations have holiday giving that includes special certificates or gifts […]

November 26, 2007 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

To network, or not to network, is NOT the question!

As Elizabeth Dunn and others are discussing lately, the question to answer is not whether you and your organization should use new media networking tools or not, but which ones and for which purposes. One major factor in deciding between the growing list of social networking sites, is the age group of your donors, supporters, […]

November 21, 2007 3 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Want your own social network?

As TechCrunch and others are reporting, Change.org launched a service for nonprofits to create their own branded social networks. These networks are built to include many of the features nonprofits want, including: pages for fundraising, news, events and project updates, fundraising widgets, posting photos and videos, blogs, forums, and even Facebook integration (if the Facebook […]

November 20, 2007 1 comment CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

For-profits using your cause for marketing?

As more organizations in the for-profit sector take on the causes of nonprofits, reports like the one from PRWeek and Barkley Public Relations emerge. This survey of the field shows the view growing importance of cause marketing in the for-profit sector, from Whirlpool and KitchenAid to Newman’s Own. More consumers are basing their decisions of […]

November 19, 2007 1 comment CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Staffing Constraints = Technology Adoption

As the baby-boomers start retiring or transitioning out of leadership roles, nonprofits stand in an interesting position. The need for knowledgeable and experienced leaders and management staff in the nonprofit sector is about to become incredibly high. Nonprofits are in a unique position where, unlike the for-profit sector, they are not usually afforded the opportunity […]

November 15, 2007 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

Say “Cheese!” You may be in the picture!

Is your nonprofit holding any fundraisers or special holiday events? Whether you are raising money for the organization or for families using your services, raising awareness of your communities needs or the needs your organization can serve, the chances that a camera is present are quite high. You can harness the photo snapping power of […]

November 15, 2007 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

More on ethics – Thanks, Amy Gahran!

A great comment from Amy Gahran at www.contentious.com to my post on ethical standards last week brings up great issues. The best questions really bring up more questions and not specific answers. The only way to truly answer the questions Amy poses is to sit down with your organization and discuss as a group where […]

November 13, 2007 1 comment CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…

NPTech Survey from NTEN

Nonprofit Technology Education Network (NTEN) is conducting a survey on nonprofit technology staffing. NTEN is the membership organization of nonprofit professionals who put technology to use for their causes. It provides webinars (online conferences), trainings, and additional services and community building for those working with technology in the nonprofit sector. If you are involved with […]

November 9, 2007 0 comments CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE…