First off, a quick update on our fundraiser for Positive Wellness Alliance. Every year, we host a free webinar where we collect a $10 donation for PWA. So far, you’ve donated over $1400! Thank you! This year’s webinar is Three Stories Every Nonprofit Should Be Telling and it will take place next Wednesday, October 24th. Since we blew by the original goal of $1200 more than a week before the webinar, I upped the goal by $500 to $1,700. I hope you will donate to this good cause and receive some great training on storytelling for nonprofits. You can register for free or donate $10 – just follow the instructions on the registration page.
Nonprofit HR Solutions addresses the lack of statistical information available on nonprofit human resources practices and trends by compiling data from over 20,000 nonprofits annually. Take the 2013 Nonprofit Employment Trends Survey and see how your nonprofit compares.
Want to get in on internet memes like “Binders Full of Women” that took off after the last presidential debate? Read Three Social Media Principles at Play For Hitting the Meme Jackpot.
Speaking of debates, data shows the October 3rd presidential debate was the most tweeted event in US political history, but in addition, political tweets also drove traffic to political donation sites. According to the study the “likelihood to visit such sites increased when Twitter users were exposed to political tweets from political handles they follow, retweets by users they follow, Promoted Product campaigns by a political handle, or searches on political terms.”
Everyone’s talking about data and measurement right now, but NTEN warns Data Will Always Give You the Wrong Answer (When You Ask the Wrong Question).
Beth Kanter has a guest blog post by Rob Cottingham on Using Cartoons to Make Sense of Your Data.
A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project looks at how photos and videos have become social currency online with 46% of internet users posting original photos or videos online.
For Pass Holders Only – November 1: Your Nonprofit Do-It-Yourself Communications Audit
For Pass Holders Only – November 14: Not Your Grandma’s Pie Chart: Infographics & Data Visualization for Nonprofits
Charity HowTo Webinars I’m Teaching Soon:
Have a great weekend!