Info For Nonprofits

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Firefly Partners: Firefly and our friends at Heller Consulting are super delighted to share our hot-off-the-press CMS Guide for Nonprofits White Paper. The paper provides context and perspective into a few of today’s most popular CMS products for nonprofits.

All new for 2014 – our guide cuts through the jargon to serve up our take on several key CMS tools. If you are evaluating your CMS – and frankly you should be – you must download this free paper today.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—Movin’ Up Monday

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Associate Director, Communications & Strategic Research Departments, Rockefeller Foundation (New York, NY)

Celebrity Relations Coordinator and Staff Writer/Editor, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (Washington DC)

Civic Engagement Coordinator, League of Conservation Voters (Washington DC)

Data Manager, Climate Action Campaign (Washington DC)

Communications Assistant and Social Media Manager, Race Forward (New York, NY)

Communications Campaign Manager, Center for Effective Government (Washington DC)

Communications Coordinator, Data Quality Campaign (Washington DC)

Communications Director, Digital Director, Email Marketing Assistant and Web Designer, Center for American Progress (Washington DC)

Communications Director, Lupus Foundation of America (Washington DC)

Communications/Marketing Intern, League of Women Voters (St. Paul, MN)

Deputy Communications Director, SEIU (Watertown, MA)

Digital Project Specialist, Defenders of Wildlife (Washington DC)

Director of Business Development, (NYC or Washington DC)

Director of Digital Fundraising, UNICEF (New York, NY)

Kids Marketing Coordinator, PETA (Los Angeles, CA)

Marketing & Communications Manager, American Heart Association (Dallas, TX)

Press Secretary, NYC Department of Small Business Services (New York, NY)

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Nonprofit Marketing Jobs—April 7, 2014

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Is it Mobile-Friendly or Mobile-Optimized?


Dale Knoop CEO RAZMobile Getting donors to support your cause is the hard part! Make sure you don't turn donors off by having a donation form that isn't user friendly on all devices.

There is a huge difference between “mobile-friendly” and “mobile-optimized” sites.  An easy-to-complete donation form experience allows users to give again–and hopefully become loyal, repeat donors, while a frustrating experience could lead them to never try again. Ever.

How Women Lead the Trend Towards Social Media Use via Mobile


Alex Hillsberg Journalist FinancesOnline A new infographic on how women use social media provides statistics on how they lead the way.

The latest studies on social media demographics show what we’ve already known for a long time: women dominate social media use. Consolidating data from the studies by Pew, Nielsen, and Burst Media, a recently published infographic compared how men and women are changing the social media landscape. Two critical things caught our attention: more women access social media via mobile and they drive more traffic to visually-oriented social websites.

NTEN Celebrates National Volunteer Week: So Many Thanks to Our Board Members


This week is National Volunteer Week! You've probably seen the posts all week on the NTEN blog as we recognize and appreciate the tremendous amount of energy, passion, and action that SO many individuals in the NTEN community contribute to help us as an organization and to ensure that this is a thriving community for all. To round out our full week of gratitude to all those that support us, I want to share a very heartfelt thank you and virtual hug to those individuals helping us stay true to the needs of the community, set high goals for our work, and ultimately set the course for all that we do: the NTEN Board of Directors.

You may have met board members at the recent NTC, or at a monthly Tech Club meeting. You may know them from their work and contributions to the sector. Or, maybe this is the first time you're seeing their name. Whether they are old friends or new ones, please join us in thanking all of them for their volunteer service year-round in support of NTEN!

NTEN Board of Directors

Thank you all for your dedication and service:

  • Agnes Zach, Executive Director, Willamette Valley Development Officers
  • Almin Surani, Chief Information Officer, Canadian Red Cross
  • Amy Borgstrom, Associate Director of Policy, Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Edward G. Happ, Global CIO, International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Eileen Twiggs, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Legal Consultant
  • Gayle Samuelson Carpentier, Chief Business Development Officer, TechSoup Global
  • Jereme Bivins, Digital Media Manager, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Katya Andresen, CEO, ePals
  • Maddie Grant, Digital Strategist; Lead Editor, SocialFish
  • Miriam Barnard, Organizational Development and Fundraising Strategist
  • Nancy Schwartz, President, Nancy Schwartz & Co.
  • Rusty Burwell, Vice President, Data and Technology, American Lung Association
  • Steve MacLaughlin, Director of Internet Solutions, Blackbaud

Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

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Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO: You’ve got social media covered. Facebook? Please—you were an early adopter. And Twitter? You could do 140 characters or less in your sleep. But you’re just scratching the surface with those two mainstream social media sites.

At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through some of the lesser known social media sites that can help your nonprofit with efficiency and productivity.

Science Experiment: A Semi-Technical Lowdown on Working with iBeacons


Shane Russell Software Developer Consultant ThoughtWorks iBeacons are the first mainstream technology to provide indoor location information to phones. Check out the experiment that the team at ThoughtWorks did to test the performance of iBeacons, and learn about its potential applications for nonprofits.

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding Low Energy Bluetooth Beacons, also known as iBeacons. They’re the first mainstream technology to provide indoor location information to phones, and they’ve opened up an explosion of possible applications for nonprofits. We wanted to share our experience with how well they perform, and how best to work with them.


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