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15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

To celebrate @NonprofitOrgs reaching 800,000 followers on Twitter, Nonprofit Tech for Good donated $800 to 32 nonprofits, specifically $25 each to the Africa Wildlife Foundation, Alley Cat Allies, Amazon CARES, Animal Defenders International, CARE, Conservation International, Doctors Without Borders, Dolphin Project, Elephant Sanctuary of Tennessee, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Global Sanctuary for Elephants, Greenpeace, Human

Announcing the 2015 Global NGO Online Technology Survey ☑

11/1/15 Update: The first-ever Global NGO Online Technology Survey is now closed. The data will be used to compile the 2016 Global NGO Online Technology Report which will be published January 2016 and will analyze data from over 3,000 NGOs worldwide about regional differences in how NGOs raise money online, use

HOW TO: Add a “Donate Now” Button to Your Nonprofit’s Facebook Page

For years nonprofits have hoped for the capability to accept donations through their Facebook Page and although Facebook recently added a “Donate Now” option to their call-to-action buttons, only a handful of partner nonprofits have been selected to accept Facebook digital payments through a “Donate” button (see Oxfam

From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

The average person worldwide has five social media accounts and spends an average of 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day. In 2005 Facebook was only open to college students and professors, Twitter didn’t exist, and the iPhone was still in concept mode. The Internet

24 Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

The reports listed below are just a small sampling of some of the research available to nonprofits on the subjects of online fundraising and social media. The data can be used to help your nonprofit craft a technology and fundraising strategic plan. If you would like to suggest

Bookmark Your Browsers! The Official Blogs of the World’s Most Popular Social Media Sites

The nonprofit sector has a large community of technology bloggers committed to helping nonprofits stay current on emerging trends in social media, online fundraising, and mobile technology. There are these 35 nonprofit marketing blogs and these 25 must-read nonprofit IT blogs as well as these 8 great nonprofit resources. You can

How to Successfully Launch Nonprofit Infographics Online

Any new media manager who has ever posted, shared, retweeted, pinned, or tumbled an infographic has first hand experience of how popular and powerful infographics can be online. Communicating your data and calls-to-action in visual format is smart strategy. However, you can have an exceptionally well-designed, useful infographic,

How Much Time Social Media Requires for Fundraising Success

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. The amount of time that a nonprofit can invest in mobile and social media depends on capacity. Small nonprofits that are not in a position to hire a part- or full-time new media manager

15 Must-Know Fundraising and Social Media Stats

LinkedIn launched in 2003, Facebook launched in 2004, and Twitter launched in 2006. Now more than a decade into the Social Web, the use of social networks still continues to grow worldwide and will continue to do so for years to come. It’s no coincidence that online giving is

10 Goals for Nonprofit New Media Managers for 2015

After the holiday break new media managers return to work energized to update and implement their list of priorities for the upcoming year. The goals suggested below are fairly easy to achieve, yet transformative to a nonprofit’s new media strategy. Most do not require a financial investment, but preliminary results on the