#bbcon Day 1 Social Snapshot

The attendees at #bbcon have been busy tweeting away during the first day! Hope you brought your chargers and are ready for day two.

Yesterday we saw 3,051 tweets with #bbcon. Thanks to @Blackbaud, that is a lot of money going to National Children’s Museum.

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Nonprofit Increases Fundraising Activity by 40%

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Moving your data to a new Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system is never an easy thing to do, especially while still maintaining your existing fundraising efforts. When a national cancer organization came to Heller, they had specific changes in mind. They were frustrated with their slow system that did not integrate with their other systems. This disconnect forced them to manually update all systems to ensure data was up to date. They also wanted to keep participants informed of their fundraising goals during before, during and after walks. In a nutshell, they wanted to streamline their processes, integrate their systems, keep their participants up to date, and speed up their system, all within 6 months.

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Heading to bbcon? Let’s Meet Up!

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Blackbaud’s bbcon 2013 is almost upon us – and several of the Connected Cause companies will be there. We appreciate industry conferences like these because they give us the opportunity to plug into some of the best thinking in the nonprofit space. bbcon 2013 will be held from Sunday, September 29th through Tuesday, October 1st at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center.
Both Firefly Partners & Heller Consulting will be attending this year’s bbcon.

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Sign Up to Receive the #bbcon Social Snapshot

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Want to listen on what is happening at Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits this year? Well, you are in luck! Heller Consulting will not only be speaking at #bbcon this year, but we will be using Radian6 to listen to the conference, posting a recap on TheConnectedCause.com after each day, and releasing a report after the entire event.

Before the event gets underway on September 29th, we took a look at the sessions, speakers presenting, companies those speakers represent and the sponsors of #bbcon to come up with the interesting pre-analysis below.

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Overview of the Go-Live Phase of a CRM Implementation

Overview of the Go-Live Phase of a CRM Implementation

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed the importance of the testing phase of your Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) implementation, showed you some tips on converting data from your legacy system, discussed which business processes you need to consider and even the discovery phase. Now we’ve come to the fun part: Go-Live! This is a very exciting time, your ribbon cutting ceremony. A key thing to remember to ensure everyone stays happy and organized, is planning. You need to make sure your go-live plan is nailed down well in advance.

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AddThis, ShareThat, Bought the T-shirt: Great Advice for Choosing & Using Social Sharing Tools

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Social media sharing functionality has grown from basic link-sharing (way back in the 90’s) into a rich set of options for easy content sharing around the web. Let’s be clear about how important getting this right can be – content sharing is akin to a personal recommendation. Social sharing can also affect your website traffic. Some sources report that up to 33% of website visits come from links shared by other visitors. Personal recommendations drive traffic…who knew?
Many savvy nonprofits are finding that social sharing buttons are key to conversion and list growth. The team at Firefly has compiled some great advice to help your organization understand how to approach these cute little buttons as a strategic communications tactic and super-duper source of visitor data.

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