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The 10 Step Blog Plan

Will you make me a promise before you read this? Don’t make blog planning a six-month process. A little planning will go a long way towards making your blog more successful. A lot of planning will just slow you down. Use these steps as a guideline. Jot down some notes, have a couple meetings, and […]
Posted: July 13, 2012
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Increasing Your Organization's Internet Presence: SEO Fact & Fiction

Fact: Each search engine has its own algorithm Don’t believe me? Type a bunch of search terms into Google, and try the same thing in Yahoo. Search engines are optimized to different classes of users and terms. Some users swear that searches in Yahoo are more accurate, but Google has more data on what people […]
Posted: July 11, 2012
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Your Burning Questions (& Our Answers) on Facebook Metrics and Strategy!

[Editor’s note: this is cross-posted from the M+R Research Labs blog] By Ezra Billinkoff, M +R Wow! Once again, you’ve amazed us! Over 450 people joined us for the 2012 Benchmarks Extra: Facebook webinar we co-hosted with NTEN and the Ad Council last week. Thank you again for being such a great audience. So many […]
Posted: July 5, 2012
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Member Round Up: Summer Learning!

flickr: adwriterWithout year-end fundrasing campaigns to plan for (yet), and just after conference season, summer is usually the time when things slow down for all of us. Which means it’s the perfect time to invest in your professional development, and seek out opportunities for your organization. Fortunately, the NTEN community is making it easy this […]
Posted: June 28, 2012
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Cloud Computing for Nonprofits: the Risks How to Overcome Them

A recent NTEN survey of 780 nonprofits revealed that 91% of respondents are using some sort of hosted software. In fact, almost 80% are using multiple cloud-based solutions. However, according to NTEN’s report, “the feature-set, ease of use and cost over time” were more important to them than whether or not a solution was cloud-based. […]
Posted: June 14, 2012
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Member Round Up: Opportunity Awaits!

The NTEN Community consistently learns and shares from each other, creating opportunities to highlight the work that we all do. This week, our Member Round Up features great opportunities to do just that. Get your browser tabs ready: below are ways you can apply for funds, share your organization’s best videos, win free webinars, and […]
Posted: June 12, 2012
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Visual Thinking: A Challenge for Our Sector

If I told you that we could find new expressions of Jewish communal work using this image as our inspiration, you’d probably think I was crazy: That’s right, square plus triangle equals circle. In this case, the triangle (or delta) stands for change, the square for the status quo, and the circle for wherever it […]
Posted: June 7, 2012
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5 Cloud Based Apps For Teams to Organize Events Better (and for FREE)

Many of us in the nonprofit space know how much effort goes into organizing large, annual events. Even though many of us are entrenched in the intersection between our work and technology, we often struggle with finding ways to make our lives simpler. In today’s world, cloud technology can allow most nonprofits with an Internet […]
Posted: May 24, 2012
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Activist Media from the Frontlines: Mobile, Strategic, and Much More Than Just at "The Right Place at the Right Time"

In Syria, activists and citizen journalists fill a media void and strategically inform the global conversation on the uprising by capturing and sharing their own footage. They are organized, trained, smart, strategic, and promote media – much of it mobile – with a purpose. Mass demonstrations and continued state violence continue in Syria. Authorities are […]
Posted: April 18, 2012