3 Types of Software Nonprofits Should Be Using


But selecting and implementing the right software for your nonprofit is a difficult process, especially now that there are hundreds of vendors in the market. Let’s take a look at three types of business software that can help your organization more effectively fulfill its mission.

The Impact of Millennials on Software Adoption


The series, which is hosted by TechnologyAdvice’s Josh Bland, explores a variety of business and technology landscapes through conversations with industry leaders. TA: How does something like employee engagement software relate to how companies better work with their employees?

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Calling all online community software vendors


Is your community software company serious about the association market? Online Community Results is currently accepting sponsors for the 2016 Online Community Software Selection Guide. Implementation Industry Insider

Get your Online Community Software Selection Guide!


In November, Online Community Results (the private online community experts) will have a one-of-a-kind resource that will include detailed information from the top vendors in the not-for-profit private online community software space (say that 10 times!).

Clearing Clouds of Confusion – the 5 Categories of Social Media Software

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The social media software industry offers some amazing functionality, but it suffers mightily from murky messaging and customer confusion. The truth is, many marketing professionals do not know what this software can do, much less what specific companies’ versions can do.

Facebook Opens Lab for Vendors to Test Software on OCP Gear

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for vendors to test their software on Open Compute Project hardware. He also offered more details on the thinking behind opening up the lab: With traditional vendor-specific solutions, hardware is tightly coupled with proprietary software.

Social Media Management Software Ranked and Rated

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The hen whisperer that’s supposed to make this all actually work is social media management software. An industry that’s positively Tebow-esque in its growth rate, social media management software helps companies find, triage, respond, post, and measure on the social Web.

3 Must Have Free Cloud Software Services

Jason Yormark

I’ve found myself breaking free of hard drives and flash drives as more and more cloud based storage and software options have become available. For those not in the know, cloud software/services basically refers to storing or working in online environments where your data is stored “in the cloud” and not on your machine or external hard drives. Software

How to Determine and Prioritize Social Media Marketing Goals and Objectives

Pam Moore

Achieving measurable social media ROI is very similar to teens and sex. Everyone is talking about it but very few are actually doing it!

The Fifteen Classes of the Social Business Software Suite (Q4, 2010)


Fast forward a few years, this space has grown tremendously with an influx of new types of software vendors as well as specialization from a growing market. The social software space has ballooned into a disparate set of technologies, data types, and over 1000 vendors confusing buyers.

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Is Crowdsourcing Really the Industry’s Dark Side?

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My design software won’t even power on unless the clock is running and your deposit check is processing in my bank account. There are two reasons why crowdsourcing is actually a good thing for the design industry: 1. Guest post by Adam Weitz. [Ed:

Social Media is Complicated [Infographic]

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As introduced to us by Business Insider , Buddy Media’s Social Enterprise Software is a suite of products is “designed to help brands build and maintain relationships with consumers to accelerate their business.” Follow the leaders in your industry or blaze your own trail.

How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think


Problem Statement : Provide an overview of the problem detailing the impact it has on your association, membership, industry, etc. Amy Gitchell is a Marketing Specialist at GrowthZone, providers of the first association management software with fully-integrated sales funnel management.

[Industry News] Avectra acquired by Abila (aka Sage)


Abila, formerly Sage Nonprofit Solutions, a provider of software solutions dedicated to serving dynamic nonprofit organizations and government agencies, has acquired McLean, Va.-based Industry Insider You’ve probably heard, so here’s the official news release.

Evaluating and Selecting Manufacturing Software


Manufacturing software has changed how companies do business for the better. One of the ways in which this software is used is to help oversee all parts of the manufacturing process. Software of the highest quality can be easily used across several industries.

[White Paper] The Peer to Peer Fundraising Technology Landscape


Today, there are many peer-to-peer fundraising software platforms available, presenting nonprofits with both more choice and the challenge of finding the right tool for their organization. From the Trenches Industry Insider Useful Databy Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners.

An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


The very best peer-to-peer fundraisers are successful because they’re integrated with modern online fundraising & CRM software. He is the founder of DonorCommunity, an online fundraising Saas software company, which is exclusive to the nonprofit industry.

Workplace (Formerly Facebook at Work) Officially Launches Worldwide

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We wanted to see how it would work in very conservative industries and government agencies. We had to test the product in every possible geography and industry, especially the most conservative ones. We wanted to build enterprise software the Facebook way.

Social Pros 7 – Cindy Kim, JDA Software

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This episode features Cindy Kim , the Director of Marketing and Social Media for JDA Software. Huge thanks to data-driven social media management software company Argyle Social for their presenting sponsorship, as well as Infusionsoft and Jim Kukral at DigitalBookLaunch.

Important Features of an Effective Lead Generation Software

Bill Hartzer

Lead generation software is one of the crazes of the marketing industry in online-based businesses. There are several qualities that you need to look out for when shopping for the right lead generation software for your business. Software reliability.

3 Ways to Survive the Coming Social Bust

Convince & Convert

Today, the social media industry is crowded and swollen like a grilled sausage, right before the heat splits the casing. In both social media software and social media services, the herd is about to be thinned. Image from BigStock.com.

Starting an Association Online Community? Five Tips for Building a Strong Foundation


For many associations, the first step in building an online community is purchasing software. While software is the foundation on which your community will live, there are important steps to take before you start building.

How to Measure CRM ROI for Your Nonprofit


Customer relationship management (CRM) software is one of the most critical IT investments a nonprofit organization can make. Across the industry, CRM initiatives have reported failure rates between 18 and 69 percent. Debunking the Hype Featured Implementation Industry Insider

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4 Reasons Google Bought Wildfire

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Wildfire , a pioneering social media management software application that specialized in contests and promotions, announced today that it has been bought by Google for a smooth $250 million. Why let an entire, parallel industry spring up?” Google then added a bunch of features, changed the name to Google Analytics, dropped the price to ZERO and proceeded to all but kill Webtrends, Omniture and every other expensive software package companies were using for analytics.

4 Strategies for Improving Social Engagement

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Choose your search terms (your company name, your industry niche, potential content topics, etc.), Social Media Strategy social crm Social Media Tools social media management productivity social media strategy social media engagement influencer software

Design Your Online Community for the Users, Not for the Organization


Software is now designed to work on multiple operating systems and multiple devices (all of which change constantly). Featured Industry Insider Open Community

4 Steps to Boost Your Social Media Engagement

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Choose your search terms (your company name, your industry niche, potential content topics, etc.), Social Media Strategy influencer software productivity social crm social media engagement social media management social media strategy Social Media Tools

Millennials are Raising the Bar


And my favorite abundance statistic comes from the self-storage industry. Remember this is an industry that did not even exist during the Great Depression. Culture That Works Featured Industry Insider

What Are Social Businesses Really Doing?


They got nearly 3,500 responses to their survey from managers in companies in 115 countries and 24 industries, so it’s a nice, broad study. A “social business,” according to this particular study, is one that is integrating social software into its operations.

27 things CRM can do for you


People working in the field of sales and marketing might be familiar with CRM or Customer Relationship Management software. Industry Insider

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Capital Campaign Marketing Strategies for the Tech-Savvy


If you want to get started with text-to-give, you need to find a software provider who will set up your number. Featured Implementation Industry Insider Potluck

How Purpose Will Power Future Online Communities


Debunking the Hype Featured Industry Insider Open CommunityThis post by the super smart Bill Johnston originally appeared on his structure3c blog and is reposted here with permission. ———— Purpose.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Linkbuilding through Outreach


Fast forward to today and digital marketing agency Click Consult are using blogger and social media intelligence software, GroupHigh , to help build strong, ethical and long term relationships with industry leaders. Content Strategy Industry Insider This one tickled my fancy.

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88 Marketers You Need to Follow on Twitter

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These are folks that all got into the social media industry at about the same time, and are offline friends too. Social Media Tools twitter jay today influencer marketing twitter list little bird influencer id influencer software

Burn your social media strategy


Data tells us otherwise; customers and prospects inundated with marketing messages, distrustful of brand content and protected behind social paywalls and adblocking software are not interested in or available to your content marketing output. Debunking the Hype Featured Industry Insider

The 3 Ways to Succeed at Content Marketing When Everybody in the World is Doing Content Marketing

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These are the three ways you can continue to succeed with content marketing when the content marketing industry starts to feel as overstuffed as Joey Chestnut on July 5. Image from BigStock.com. It’s getting crowded in here.

[Cool Social Tools] Hot Online Community Platforms for 2015


It was our pleasure to team up with SocialFish for the 2014 Online Community Software Selection Guide — there were more than 3,000 downloads! The 2015 comprehensive Online Community Software Selection Guide is out! Cool Social Tools Industry Insider

Don’t Fear the Peer: 6 Tips for Nonprofits Exploring Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


Using fundraising software to track the progress of peer-to-peer fundraising makes it easy to see who might need a bit of extra personal attention. The process is even easier if you’ve got fundraising software in place to help you help your peer-to-peer supporters.

Gamification: Much Less Scary Than What’s Under the Bed


Here’s the latest post in our “INDUSTRY INSIDERS” column. Every Monday, we’ll be bringing you the inside scoop from several awesome association technology vendors and consultants who will share the insights they have gleaned from years of working in our association industry. Gamification, game-thinking and game mechanics will continue to shape software, services and events in the future. Industry Insider

Programmatic Advertising Creative. Winter Is Coming.

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Software eats the world. Software is knowing on the door of the advertising world, and many are none-too happy about it. Yes, we are experiencing a technological advancement of programmatic creative in our industry, but what do we do about the brand and its value? software. Statements like that are all fine and dandy, until they start hitting a little too close to home.