December 2012: Best of 2012

2012 Nonprofit Marketing Communications: A Recap of Trends, Tools, and Tactics

Submitted on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 5:41pm
The more communications technologies change, the more they stay the same.
By Julia Reich – Principal

Best of 2012: Nonprofit Technology Grows Up

Submitted on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 10:18am
I think that the best thing that happened in 2012 was that some of the 2010-2011 "bleeding edge" conceptual technologies stood up and proved they weren't fads.
By Peter Campbell – Chief Information Officer

Getting Intimate with Your Donors: Fundraising Trends of 2012

Submitted on Tue, 12/4/2012 - 2:08pm
As you wrap up another year of working toward your mission, here are a few things to add to your 2013 to-do lists.
By Sarah Durham – Principal and Founder

Data Will Always Give You the Wrong Answer (When You Ask the Wrong Question)

Submitted on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 3:56pm
For some organizations, putting a value on the outputs can be fairly easy, while in others it can represent the biggest challenge in putting this model into practice.
By Tony Goodrow – President

Selecting a Nonprofit CRM System? Start with the Strategy!

Submitted on Mon, 8/27/2012 - 11:00am
The message is clear. Selecting a new CRM has to be driven by your strategy: how you do the work of meeting your mission.
By Holly Ross – Executive Director

6 Great Interactive Data Visualization Tools (Part 1)

Submitted on Wed, 8/15/2012 - 4:27pm
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

Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

Submitted on Wed, 8/8/2012 - 4:29pm
Business Intelligence tools, or "BI" tools, take the dashboard idea to the next level. More than simply graphically displaying static data, they offer trend analysis, forecasting and drill-down capabilities that can dramatically expand your insight into program performance.
By Patrick Yurgosky – Adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Administration

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website: Part 1

Submitted on Tue, 7/10/2012 - 4:09pm
Websites are tools used to engage, interact with and mobilize your audience – and ultimately, inspire action.
By Kelley Jarrett – Market Manager

12 Key Findings about Engaging Millennials

Submitted on Wed, 6/27/2012 - 10:58am
For a nonprofit, the real question is not “Should we engage Millenials?”, it’s “How do we engage them?”
By Kevin Wolfe – Social Instigator

5 Cloud Based Apps For Teams to Organize Events Better (and for FREE)

Submitted on Thu, 5/24/2012 - 10:50am
To help you keep track of files while keeping your sanity, here are 5 of the tools that will make organizing your conference a breeze.
By Jeff Ramos – Community and Content Manager