Tech + web
9 nonprofit web design best practices
Not only a list of best practices but also tips on how to achieve them on your non-profit website.
Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices
An interview-style post from npEngage if you prefer to learn from conversations and discussions.
Best Practices for your Nonprofit Website
Slides from Matt Cromwell’s presentation at WordCamp Sacramento – these apply to all websites, not just ones using WordPress.
Why Don’t Nonprofit Sites Convert?
When Zeldman speaks we listen – great advice on converting with your non-profit website.
9 Tips to Maximize Your Fundraising with Social Media
Online donations are preferred by the majority of donors, here are a few ideas on leveraging your social media efforts to maximize fundraising drives.
How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever
Insight into using social media to define and redefine your digital strategy.
How to Make a Donor Profile in 5 Easy Steps
Like personas but for donors.
What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content
Buffer knows a thing or two about what works on social media and they’ve created a simple to follow guide to making the best of each of the networks your organization uses.
23 of the Best Fundraising Ideas for Growth
This post might seem like it’s all about fundraising but it actually more about adjusting your digital strategy to drive donations.
With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, there’s been a whole slew of articles about fundraising data that are sure to help you with your strategy for the big day.
2017 Global Trends in Giving Report
This is our number one stop for all fundraising data. Great infographics if you want to get just a few ideas and download the full report for a deeper dive.
Data for Good: Fundraising and Technology Insights for your Year-End Campaigns
A few highlight data from the 2017 Global NGO Technology Report, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report, and Network for Good’s donor platform in a slide presentation.
The Ultimate List of Online Giving Statistics
Just in case you haven’t had your fill of giving data – this post has an impressive amount of stats organized by medium.
2017 Major Gift Benchmark Study
If you’re interested in learning more about major gifts this is the place to get some factual insights.
5 Inventive Ways Donor Data Can Boost Your EOY Fundraising
All data isn’t created equal – your constituency might be different from the general public out there, so here are a few ideas on surveying the folks that matter to your organization.
NGOs and Data Security: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?
Since we’re talking about data we have to talk about making all that data secure.
How to Develop a Content Strategy: A Start-to-Finish Guide
Just in case you’re not sure where to start with this whole content strategy thing, this is a very thorough and informative guide.
How to Add Urgency to Your Fundraising Appeals Without Being Pushy
Nothing worse than turning off constituents by being too pushy – here are a few tips to help make the urgent ask without putting off possible donors and supporters.
6 Ways to Tell Your Nonprofit Story With Images
Because images a so much more engaging and should very much be a part of your content strategy.
How Gravity Forms and Give Work Together: A Case Study
We love using Give to set up fundraising portals on our clients’ websites. Here’s their latest case study on integrating with Gravity Forms. We also recommend checking out: Create a Peer-to-Peer Give Campaign with Caldera Forms to supercharge your year-end giving drives.
14 WordPress Plugins Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning
Just in case you were wondering if you could do that with WordPress – yes, you can!
October Events + Conferences + Webinars
NetSquared Montreal is back!
The meetup group is active again with a number of upcoming events.
NFG Masterclass: The Secret to a Record-Breaking #GivingTuesday – 11 October
If you tune into any event in the next month – let it be this one.
How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website
Of course, this very useful webinar is happening on the same day but thankfully just after the one above!
48 Nonprofit Technology Webinars & Online events
All sorts of amazing online opportunities here – no point in posting them all separately here, just go to this page to find the right ones for your interests.
Podcasts for Nonprofit Professionals
This list ought to keep give you plenty of entertaining and educational listening material.
Hope you found these links to be helpful for your non-profit. Come back in November (sheesh, has it already been a year since last November?!) for the next round-up!