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Nonprofit Link Round Up: #15NTC Edition

We have had a blast at the 2015 Nonprofit Technology conference in Austin, Texas! Today’s Link Round Up features links we’ve collected this week at #15NTC:

Link Round Up

Want to see an organization that really rocks at encouraging monthly giving? Check out Share Our Strength’s website, donate button, and donation page. Also, be sure to check out their presentation on how they implemented all these best practices.

Liza J Dyer asked us to reconsider using volunteers. Not the idea that volunteers can help us further our mission, but the idea that we shouldn’t USE people. We use things (staplers, cars, and software) we should not use people. Good point, don’t you think? Liza also shared a really great video that Greenslope Private Hospital put together to honor and celebrate their volunteers. Have you surveyed your volunteers or celebrated them recently? Just like donors, volunteers are important, don’t take them for granted!

While we were in Austin, the Amplify Austin Giving Day was happening. More than 500 organizations raised almost $4 million in online donations! The day after Amplify Austin, Jamie MacDonald of Generosity Inc joined our very own Caryn Stein for a session on how to have a great giving day.

Do you ever feel pulled between life and your work? Nonprofit work is fulfilling and amazing on so many levels but sometimes, it can totally wipe you out. Our friend Kivi Leroux Miller was part of a panel that presented a session titled Paradox but Possible: Hardcore on Work AND Life. Check out Kivi’s post on the session and the collaborative notes.

The 2015 Annual DoGooder Award Winners were announced during Thursday’s morning session. If you want to see nonprofit videos that go above and beyond, check out the winners.

One of my favorite sessions was with Kevin Jagoe and Cary Walski. They talked about how to tap into the emotional brain when sending emails to donors. They actually mentioned a research study that I talked about in a previous blog post. Check out the session’s hashtag for some great tips and insights.

We had a great time meeting with some of our customers while we were in Austin. Thanks to Parent’s Place of Maryland, Free Speech for People, La Cruz Habitat Protection Project, Texans Standing Tall, and Project Transition for hanging out with us while we were in town!

Can’t wait for #16NTC! Hope to see you all there!

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