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Hatef Yamini

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Landing Page Optimization for Online Fundraising

Donordigital and Amnesty International USA teamed up to study the best landing page design principles to optimize online donations. The result was an in-depth eleven page report.

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  Topics: Marketing Research, Online Fundraising, Case Studies

Care2 Website Goes Green, Saves 341,000 KW-hours

I was really excited to drive into work this morning in a Toyota Prius. It's a rental car. When I drove it off the lot, the average fuel efficiency was calculated in the display at 44.6 mpg. That's not bad, but I thought it could be better, so I turned it into a game by adjusting my driving habits in an attempt to raise the average mpg. As I drove into to work this morning, I got the average up to 48.7 mpg's!

Not too shabby, but while I was playing games with the Prius, my employer, Care2 accomplished a much more impressive feat. The engineers worked all weekend to relocate our servers and today, we celebrate the completion of our move to a green data center for www.care2.com.

In moving our facility, we not only improved the performance of the site, but we stand to save 341,000 kilowatt-hours of energy use. We'll also effectively abate 266 metric tons of CO2 due to these upgrades.

If you're interesting in learning more and potentially making your own data centers green, read more here:

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The Essentials of Online Advocacy Begin With Email

Our friend Duane Raymond at FairSay wrote a great article outlining the critical elements of online advocacy and campaigning. Email tops the list, followed by your Website, your campaign savvy and the quality of the actions you ask your constituents to take.

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  Topics: Email Marketing, Online Advocacy

ePhilanthropy: 10 Valuable Tips for Shooting Web Video

If you'd like to learn how to make the best use of video for nonprofits, RSVP to join us on May 20th for the NetSquared DC Video for Nonprofits event. I hope to see you there.

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  Topics: Video

$100,000 Grant: Polls Still Open in the Peace Primary

With over 200,000 votes counted and less than a left week to go, Ploughshares Fund’s Peace Primary is in high gear.   Twelve organizations focused on peace and human security are appealing to their constituents to vote early and often, in a bid to win the grand prize of a $100,000 grant from Ploughshares Fund.  Currently in the lead as of Wednesday afternoon are:

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  Topics: Online Fundraising

Convio Open: How API's May Change the Way You Work

A BRIEF PRIMER ON API'S AND DATABASES

Recently, two of the CRM players, Kintera and Convio unveiled new tools to help nonprofits benefit from Application Programming Interfaces (API's), a powerful open platform technology. Other providers, such as Blackbaud may follow their lead.

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Mastering Integrated Marketing: Interview with Jessica Grounds

I recently had a chance to interview Jessica Grounds, Senior Strategist at Stones’ Phones, on her experience with integrated communications strategies.

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  Topics: Email Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Mobile, Technology, Direct Marketing

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