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With so much going on, how can you find the time to be more “data driven”?

Guest post by Zach Shefska. Zach is a college dropout, entrepreneur, and data analytics nerd. As Director of the Fundraising Report Card, he helps nonprofits harness the power of their data to better carry out their missions. As a development professional, it's safe to say you have a lot on your plate. Coordinating appeals, engaging… Read More

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Why should I bother with technology training?

It can be easy to justify not scheduling time to sit through technology training. You have logged in before, and it seems intuitive enough, right? Why bother sitting through a potentially dull training when you can teach yourself how to use the tool? Untrained staff members may waste time looking for makeshift solutions to their… Read More

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Your nonprofit’s Twitter practices are bumming me out

When it comes to social media, nobody is perfect. Trends change frequently, and for social media marketers it's impossible to keep up with all those changes without experiencing social media burnout. This can be a particular challenge for nonprofits with limited resources and only one or two people making up the whole marketing department. While… Read More

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Harness the latest giving trends for digital fundraising success

Guest post by Michael Stein With all the seismic shocks that are occurring across the political and social spectrum this year, nonprofit organizations have their hands full engaging their volunteers, donors and stakeholders to plot their best path forward. Concerned citizens and activists across the country are busy mobilizing to take action on causes they… Read More

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Building a Culture of Feedback with Social Media Polls

By measuring social media responses we can identify the nature of an organization’s feedback loops. Many social media outlets have started to provide tools for getting feedback. How can we make the most of these new tools and opportunities? In this post we’ll focus on polls using Google Forms, Facebook, and Twitter. First, identify three… Read More

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