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Top Ten (Week of July 16, 2014): How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for the Organization through Social Media

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There’s so much information online that you’re bound to have missed some of it, especially over the holidays. Here are some of the top items, articles and ideas you need to know so you can keep up-to-date and find success.

1.     Online/Social Media: 6 Fresh Ideas for Your Nonprofit’s “Thank You” Landing Page (NonprofitTechforGood): Yikes—10 out of 38 of nonprofits’ donation pages didn’t work! Imagine how much money you’re losing. Beef it up with video, by polling donors, letting your donors “share” their donation and more!

2.     Technology: 7 Reasons Why You Need to Go Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC] (SocialMediaToday): Do you need any more convincing that your nonprofit MUST go mobile? 91 percent of adults have their mobile within arm’s reach—time to put your nonprofit within arm’s reach.

3.     Volunteer Management: How to Deepen Your Impact by Engaging Skilled Volunteers (VolunteerMatch): Love at first sight? Volunteer Match helps you make a match in charity heaven with a new LinkedIn partnership that helps nonprofits find their perfect volunteers, and vice versa.

4.     Online/Social Media: How to Empower Staff to be the Voice for the Organization through Social Media (Slideshare): Straight from the 2014 Bridge conference: more than 20 resources on building a staff of social media guru’s and communicators!

5.     Miscellaneous: The Philanthropic Problem with Hillary Clinton’s Huge Speaking Fees (NonprofitQuarterly): Should big name philanthropists charge an arm and a leg to speak at philanthropic events? Doesn’t it defeat the purpose?

6.     Miscellaneous: Wounded Warrior CEO Rips Rating Systems as ‘Ineffective and Misinformed’ (TheChronicleofPhilanthropy): How effective are watchdog groups if they rate ethical and successful nonprofits the same as unethical nonprofits? Wounded Warrior CEO says bluntly: not effective at all.

7.     Fundraising Research: Giving USA Healthcare Snapshot (CampbellandCompany): All things healthcare from Giving USA: giving grew six percent in 2013 and made healthcare the fifth largest share of giving in 2013.

8.     Fundraising Strategy/Approach: Measuring Impact: How small and medium-sized nonprofits can benefit from effectively measuring their impact (CharityVillage): Being small doesn’t mean you can’t be mighty—you just have to measure! Measure, adjust, and be bigger and bolder.

9.     Corporate Philanthropy: Corporate Giving: The 10 Companies That Gave the Most in 2013 (FundraisingSuccessMag): Corporate giving is major right now, and so are these ten corporations who were the most giving in 2013.

10.  Fundraising Strategy/Approach: Could Bitcoin Be The Next Big Thing In Nonprofit Fundraising? (EleventyGroup): There’s more competition than ever in the nonprofit field, so it’s also more important than ever to be on the cutting edge of fundraising techniques. Get ahead and jump on the Bitcoin train.

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