August 2012: Tools for Nonprofits

Tools to Improve Your Online Fundraising

Submitted on Tue, 8/28/2012 - 10:03am
If you already see how your website, your online communities, and your other channels all flow harmoniously together to drive donations and other actions, then... good for you! If not, read on...
By Ehren Foss – Co-Founder and CEO

What to Consider When You’re Considering Investing (In Video)

Submitted on Thu, 8/23/2012 - 4:56pm
A camera doesn't take good picture, and sound devices don't get good sound unless the driver knows how to get it and has a story in mind. Whatever you do, be motivated and work with equipment you are comfortable with.
By Stacy Laiderman – Senior Producer

A Few Good Pinterest Tools, Tips, and Resources

Submitted on Tue, 8/21/2012 - 3:35pm
You should spend some time doing a little research and browse some of the Pinterest stat sites to help you get a sense of the users and whether or not Pinterest is a good fit for your content. Here are 5 I came across.
By Beth Kanter – Author

6 Great Interactive Data Visualization Tools (Part 2)

Submitted on Fri, 8/17/2012 - 2:14pm
While it's tempting to just jump in and add the latest cool feature to your site, you have to first make sure it's a good fit for your users and your brand.
By Paul Chamberlain – Senior Web Producer

Online Surveys – Tips and Tools

Submitted on Thu, 8/16/2012 - 3:31pm
Here are 5 tips to help ensure your online survey is effective in capturing the information you need.
By Lori Halley

A Simple 6 Step Plan for Creating a Facebook Page that Works

Submitted on Thu, 8/16/2012 - 10:26am
But is your nonprofit getting the most out of the platform? Are you using Facebook to its full potential? There's a high likelihood that you're not.
By Frank Barry – Director, Professional Services

Video for Your Cause: Giddy over Viddy

Submitted on Tue, 8/14/2012 - 3:01pm
Viddy may be the best available tool right now for advocacy organizations to make user-generated video campaigns both easier to manage and more impactful.
By Mike Kondratick – Director of Strategy

5 Keys to Preparing for Your CRM System Implementation

Submitted on Thu, 8/9/2012 - 4:36pm
Fundamentally, implementing a CRM system means using a single database to manage all of your relationships with your constituents — from donors and volunteers to colleagues. Before you get started, you should ensure that your objectives for implementing it are in sync with the key benefits.
By Keith Heller – CEO