Must-Read Fundraising and Social Media Reports for Nonprofits

November 30, 2014
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

Top 10 Tweets from the 2014 Independent Sector Conference

November 23, 2014
Of the 113 tweets and retweets sent by @NonprofitOrgs during the 2014 Independent Sector Conference (#ISConf), the 10 embedded tweets below are those that received the most social actions i.e., retweets + favorites. It’s no surprise that the vast majority include images properly sized for Twitter (600

10 Holiday Gift Programs That Benefit Nonprofits

November 11, 2014
As a follow-up to 25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits, below are 10 holiday gift programs that benefit nonprofits. Gifts range from symbolic adopt-an-acre of a national park gifts to funding a classroom project in a low-income community. These gift programs are ideal for socially and environmentally conscious

25 Online Gift Stores That Benefit Nonprofits

October 27, 2014
According to’s annual Holiday 2014 Pre-Holiday Retailer and Consumer Study, two out of five U.S. consumers started their holiday shopping in October. The study also found that online shoppers plan to spend 16 percent more than brick-and-mortar shoppers this holiday season on gifts, decorations, greeting cards, and food.

10 Facebook Page Best Practices for Nonprofits

October 19, 2014
With more than 1 billion active users, Facebook is the largest social network in the world. More than two-thirds of its users log in every day and three-fourths do so on a mobile device. Without a doubt your nonprofit’s supporters use Facebook on a regular basis. Therefore,

10 e-Newsletter Best Practices for Nonprofits

September 28, 2014
Despite the rapid rise of social media, more online donations are made from a click in an e-newsletter than any other source. In fact, in 2013 for every 1,000 fundraising messages delivered, nonprofits raised $17. That was a 21% decrease from the previous year, but the decrease is mostly

9 Must-Know Best Practices for Distributing Your Nonprofit’s Content on Social Networks

September 14, 2014
The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. The Internet is at a tipping point. It’s estimated that by late 2014 or early 2015 the majority of adults will get their information from social networks rather than search engines and that

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

August 24, 2014
In 2013 online giving grew 13.5% according to the Blackbaud Index of Online Giving and 14% according to the Network for Good’s Online Giving Index with small and medium-sized nonprofits are experiencing the largest growth. In addition, charitable giving is at an all-time high in the United States and

8 Nonprofit Lessons Learned from the 2014 FUSE Conference

August 17, 2014
Thanks to a partnership with Salsa Labs, Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good was able to report live from the FUSE Conference on August 6-7 in Annandale, VA. Over 250 nonprofits were in attendance represented by staff mostly from the Millennial Generation who actively contributed to the conference hashtag: #FUSEcon2014. Heather also

New Mobile App Will Change the Way Donors Give and Nonprofits Fundraise

July 27, 2014
At long last a mobile app has launched that allows Americans to easily donate to any U.S.-based nonprofit in just a few taps. By partnering with Guidestar and Network for Good, donors can now give to their favorite nonprofits and manage their giving portfolio in one simple,