Top 12 Online Fundraising Platforms for Donors & Non-Profits

Top 12 Online Fundraising Platforms for Donors & Non-Profits.   Mashable | The Social Media Guide VIRAL TOPICS ABOUT MASHABLE Welcome to Mashable! Have an account? Sign in ALL SOCIAL MEDIA TECH & GADGETS BUSINESS & MARKETING VIDEO MOBILE DEV & DESIGN MEDIA SOCIAL GOOD STARTUPS EXPLORE CLASSIFIEDS TRENDING STORIES Is Netflix the Next HBO? 21 Twitter Adds Permanent HTTPS Setting to Improve Security 16 iPad 2 Shortages Hit Web & Retail Stores35 Top 12 Online … more

Alternatives to Strategic Planning | Blue Avocado

Alternatives to Strategic Planning | Blue Avocado. Alternatives to Strategic Planning FINANCE & STRATEGY • BY JAN MASAOKA • MARCH 14, 2011 • EMAIL PRINT In Part 1 of this two-article series, we discussed some of the ways in which strategic planning processes have served nonprofits poorly. One key reason is that strategic planning is the primary organizational change process that nonprofits know about, that boards are comfortable with, and that funders will fund. In this … more

Technology PR List: Blogs and Mainstream Media

Technology PR List: Blogs and Mainstream Media.   Technology PR List: Blogs And Mainstream Media by Alex on February 8, 2009 ·Comments We talked about PR Tips for Startups previously on this blog. The climate has changed and a stream of steady PR is now more important than ever. Positive PR helps get users and keep the startup on everyone’s radar. The challenge is to generate coverage even when you do not have major news like funding or … more

The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value – Harvard Business Review

The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value – Harvard Business Review. The Big Idea: Creating Shared Value by Michael E. Porter and Mark R. Kramer The capitalist system is under siege. In recent years business increasingly has been viewed as a major cause of social, environmental, and economic problems. Companies are widely perceived to be prospering at the expense of the broader community. Even worse, the more business has begun to embrace corporate responsibility, the more it has … more

For PrimeSense, Microsoft’s Kinect Is Just the Beginning – Nicole Perlroth – Everything Ventured – Forbes

For PrimeSense, Microsoft’s Kinect Is Just the Beginning – Nicole Perlroth – Everything Ventured – Forbes. Nicole Perlroth EVERYTHING VENTURED MY PROFILE MY HEADLINE GRABS MY RSS FEED TECHNOLOGY 40Share 0digg 1 inShare For PrimeSense, Microsoft’s Kinect Is Just the Beginning Dec. 13 2010 – 9:34 pm | 2,317 views | 1 recommendation | 0 comments Imagine owning a car so loyal it refuses to drive without you, with a security system so astute it instantly identifies any thief who … more

Everything Is Illuminated – Magazine – The Atlantic

Everything Is Illuminated – Magazine – The Atlantic. TECHNOLOGYMAY 2010 ATLANTIC MAGAZINE SHARE EMAIL PRINT Everything Is Illuminated Inexpensive, handheld Raman scanners will soon enable anyone to identify just about anything. ByLOUISE LEVATHES IMAGE CREDIT: PARAMOUNT/THE KOBAL COLLECTION SERGEANT KRIS GILBERT of the Polk County, Florida, narcotics squad is teaching his officers to use a new device that’s going to make their job a lot easier. It looks like a vintage cell phone and weighs … more

Greed, Green and Grains: Science Confronts Politics

Greed, Green and Grains: Science Confronts Politics. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 10.0px 5.0px; line-height: 28.0px; font: 25.0px Arial; color: #717171} Science Confronts Politics I haven’t read the book Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, although this is something I’ve been meaning to do and intend to do very soon.  The book concerns the remarkable influence of a few very well organized scientists, backed by some powerful and deep-pocketed special interests, dedicated to sowing … more

NEW: Landing Page Optimization (LPO) best practices for nonprofits

Only 15 percent of  people who click on a “Donate” button actually donate. If a nonprofit could improve its conversion rate by 20%, that’s 20% more donors, without increased traffic to a site or  new names to an email list. For the last three years, Donordigital, an Internet direct marketing agency that I consult with, has been testing landing pages for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, CARE, PETA, and other national organizations, showing them how to … more