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Pinterest and privacy

I was planning to check out Pinterest to see what the buzz is about, but their privacy policy gives me the creeps. I can only sign up by linking a Pinterest account to my Facebook or Twitter account. The description on the Twitter link page says this allows them to: Read Tweets from your timeline. […]

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Predictions for Nonprofit Fundraising Technology in 2012

NTEN published my somewhat snarky predictions for nonprofits’ use of fundraising technologies in 2012. My overall predictions are that most things will be pretty much the same as last year (and 2010 and 2009, etc.): many nonprofits will struggle with out-of-date systems.  No surprise — many will also lack the funding to replace them.  But […]

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Resources from the Compasspoint Panel

Yesterday I spoke on a fundraising panel at Compasspoint’s Silicon Valley/Peninsula Nonprofit Forum and mentioned a variety of resources. Here they are, with links: Donor Retention AFP’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project: The Agitator’s post “No New Donors!” Attracting New Donors “Homer Simpson for Nonprofits: The Truth about How People Really Think and What It […]

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SF Fundraising Day 2010

San Francisco’s Fundraising Day will be happening June 16 at the downtown Marriott.  Once again I have the honor of co-chairing the Technology Track with Michael Stein. We’ve programmed sessions on online fundraising with Madeline Stanionis, social media with Jeff Patrick, database selection with Eric Leland, and an open discussion session with me and Michael […]

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The Idealware Research Fund

My friends at Idealware have created a new fund to support their research.  Many of Idealware’s reports have been funded by foundations and some have had corporate sponsorship. As you probably know, neither foundation nor corporate support is a reliable funding source these days. In addition, since Idealware must maintain its independence in order to […]

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Using Facebook Causes to Promote Your Nonprofit: October 13 Online

What: Another in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s series of online discussions: How to Use Facebook Causes to Promote Your Nonprofit Group When: Tuesday, October 13, at 12 noon, Eastern time Where: How Much: Free Description: read more

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Develop Your Social Media Strategy with NTEN

What: NTEN is holding an online workshop on social media using a Choose Your Own Expert format. They’ve gathered a group of nonprofit social media experts to help you devise a solid organizational strategy and learn the secrets of a variety of social media tools.  After an opening plenary by Beth Kanter, you’ll choose one […]

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July 21: How Can You Measure the Value of Social Networking?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is holding another in its series of free online discussions on social networking. This time their guest will be social media guru Beth Kanter (you may know Beth from her eponymous Beth’s Blog — and if you don’t, you should).  What: What’s the Payoff? How Charities Can Figure Out How Much […]

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Podcast: How to Use Facebook to Attract Supporters and More

As we’ve noted previously, The Chronicle of Philanthropy has been running a series of online discussions on how nonprofits can use social media tools. In addition to these open discussions, the Chronicle has been conducting a series of recorded interviews. In the latest, Allison Fine interviews Joe Green, one of the creators of Facebook Causes, […]

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Facebook Causes: Not a Cash Cow (Yet)

The recent analysis of giving through Facebook Causes by The Washington Post was not encouraging. It found that only a fraction of the 179,000 nonprofits that signed up for the Causes application have brought in even $1000, and only two have brought in over $100,000. A recent survey published by NTEN, Common Knowledge, and ThePort […]

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