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So long Frogloop, Hello Care2’s Digital Engagement Blog

 So long sweet frogloop.com. On your 9th birthday, you have passed your right of  passage and deserve a new name – Care2’s Digital Engagement Blog.

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  Topics: Online Marketing, Blogging, Trends, Nonprofit

Big News: Startup Challenge to Fund & Showcase Social Impact Ventures By Women

How do we disrupt the nonprofit sector? I’ve talked about the dire need for nonprofits to innovate over the years on Frogloop. Why? Because there are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the US that are working in similar issue areas and trying to address global warming, poverty, the gender pay gap, affordable healthcare, education, etc.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Online Fundraising, Technology, crowdfunding, Conferences, Nonprofit Events, Web 2.0, Trends

Wrap Up of Nonprofit Llama Drama

Did you catch the llamas on the loose yesterday? They were all the rage, and some nonprofits ran with it too.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Web 2.0, Trends

Digital Adoption Survey Aims to Learn More About the Digital Divide

How do online services and Internet access help you and your team deliver services and programs, and connect you with the people you serve? A new Digital Adoption Survey  explores how organizations keep staff connected, from offices to virtual teams, as well as how the Internet factors into program or service delivery.

NTEN and Mobile Citizen are teaming up for this survey to better understand online technology and digital inclusion among nonprofits and the communities nonprofits serve. Throughout this digital adoption survey, we define digital divide as any barrier that prevents people from being able to access technology.

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  Topics: Nonprofit Benchmark Studies, Marketing Research, Technology, Metrics, Trends, Nonprofit

Infographic: 10 Things To Consider In Your Social Media Strategy

Remember the early days of social media when you did not have to cut through all of the noise and things felt more like a community rather than a popularity contest? I can't begin to tell you know how many nonprofits I talk to these days who are just interested in vanity metrics - gaining followers and FB Likes rather than focusing their social media on building relationships with the closest people to you, your community and then the network, followed by the crowd. This is a key principle in the book Amy Sample Ward of NTEN and I wrote about in our book Social Change Anytime Everywhere.

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  Topics: Social Networking, Trends

Report: Insights Into Nonprofit's 2015 Digital Strategy

Now that we're settling into the new year, it's time to reassess your goals you set for the year. If you are a regular Care2 Frogloop reader, I know that digital was a key part of your plans. Right? Ok, even if it wasn't, we've got some news for you. Care2, hjc, and NTEN just released data they collected from 473 nonprofit professionals to bring you the 2015 Digital Outlook Report.

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  Topics: Technology, nptech, Trends

2015 Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments Survey

Did you know that over 64% of nonprofits include technology in their strategic plan, and there's been an increase in the number of "data" staff at nonprofits? These are some of the key findings from last year's Nonprofit Technology Staffing & Investments research. Help us figure out if that trend stayed true in 2014.

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  Topics: Technology, Trends

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