November 2012: Community Generated Content

Forget Strategy: Develop a Social Media Philosophy

Submitted on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 5:18pm
With the social landscape feeling more like a tilt-a-whirl than solid ground, it's far better for a non-profit to adopt a social media philosophy than a strategy.
By Kevin Wolfe – Social Instigator

Three Analytics Tools to Gauge Your Social Audience’s Pulse

Submitted on Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:17am
Here are three simple tips and resources that nonprofits can use to measure their success.
By Ritu Sharma – Co-Founder and Executive Director

Smart QR Codes Capture the Inspiration to Give

Submitted on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 3:06pm
How do you capture that inspiration when someone is away from their computer, checkbook or do not have the right cash in their wallet?
By Gary Ebersole – Co-founder

Transitioning Your Nonprofit to the Cloud

Submitted on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 9:59am
Thinking about transitioning to the Cloud? You need to read this!
By Audra Smith-Wilke – Solutions Engineer

The Multi-Generational Appeal of Gamification in Online Communities

Submitted on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 11:32am
While gamification has a lot of practical applications for nonprofits, it also has many stereotypes to overcome.
By Christina Smith – Director, Inbound Marketing

6 Tips for Managing Project Requests from Staff without Losing Your Own Priorities

Submitted on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 11:19am
Here are a few tips for setting and sticking to your priorities while also getting done the work you need to do for others.
By Diane Greenhalgh – Director, Web Services

Fraud Happens: A Practical Guide for Nonprofits to Reduce Their Risk

Submitted on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 6:57pm
Nonprofit organizations are not immune to occupational fraud. It's estimated that the typical organization loses 5% of its revenues to fraud each year. So what can you do?
By Vince Thomas – Founder and CEO

Pushing the Boundaries with Mobile

Submitted on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:05am
Mobile is no longer just an exciting new addition to fundraising or engagement, but a tool that supporters expect you to have.
By Cassie Bair – Managing Director and Jenifer Snyder

Dream Big, Start Small — 8 Ways to Go Digital at Your Charity

Submitted on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 4:43pm
Here are 8 ways you can go digital at your organization.
By Simren Deogun – Account Manager, Digital

Backups in the Cloud

Submitted on Tue, 11/13/2012 - 2:31pm
A reliable backup scheme is a critical component of the IT environment and a prerequisite for disaster recovery.
By Jeremiah Dunham – President

Five Steps to Successful Crisis Communications

Submitted on Mon, 11/12/2012 - 11:55am
Is your organization prepared to respond to the next crisis?
By Meghan Teich – Strategist

5 Tips for a Smooth Tech Project

Submitted on Fri, 11/9/2012 - 1:47pm
What one mid-sized organization learned about managing a technology project -- and how it can help you.
By Jo Miles

How Nonprofits Can Use Reddit

Submitted on Fri, 11/9/2012 - 8:18am
Amid all the bad stuff, you'll find some ridiculously generous human beings on Reddit.
By Annie Lynsen – Director of Awesomeness

Infographics & Data Visualization: Not Your Grandmother’s Pie Chart

Submitted on Thu, 11/8/2012 - 1:54pm
Infographics make it possible to tell a complex story in a few words, that people can grab right away. They’re great for nonprofits to tell a story that will resonate with your audience.
By Julia Reich – Principal

Messages that Move

Submitted on Wed, 11/7/2012 - 10:30am
To really engage audiences as activists and ambassadors, you have to equip them with a shareworthy message.
By Nicole Lampe – Digital Strategy Director

Hosting Nonprofit CRM Donor Systems in the Cloud

Submitted on Tue, 11/6/2012 - 9:20am
Cloud-based fundraising solutions are not only here to stay, they are becoming the preferred solution for fundraisers of all levels of experience
By Margaux Pagan and Tim Sarrantonio

The 2012 State of Volunteer Recruitment Address

Submitted on Mon, 11/5/2012 - 12:36pm
What cool stuff are nonprofits doing to successfully connect with dedicated volunteers?
By Shari Tishman – Director of Engagement

Lessons from a Social Media Addict

Submitted on Thu, 11/1/2012 - 6:32am
Social media strategy is an extension of program strategy for this member-supported radio station.
By Ken Freedman – Station Manager