Maria Semple

About The Prospect Finder and Maria Semple: Maria Semple, Principal of The Prospect Finder LLC, is an experienced researcher, trainer, and frequent speaker on prospect research, email marketing and simple social media strategies. She consults with nonprofit organizations, financial services firms and small businesses interested in finding their best prospects for... (continued)

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Emily Davis Consulting LLC

Emily Davis Consulting creatively partners with not-for-profits and philanthropists on board governance, charitable advising, digital communications, and fund development. We serve our clients to leverage every resource possible that will benefit the organizational vision, mission, and goals.

We emphasize learning partnerships and... (continued)


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Free Webinar: Using Social Media to Strengthen Donor Relationships

Tue, Aug 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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Donor retention (how many donors continue to give to your organization after their first gift) is at an all-time low. It’s abysmal and worrisome.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals found that 70% of all donors that... (continued)

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Social Media: No Longer for Just the Bottom of Your Donor Pyramid

Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

With over 1 billion users, Facebook has emerged as a go-to place for understanding interests. With 250 million users, LinkedIn has established itself as a leading source for career information. Yet, these powerful networks continue to operate at the periphery of most non-profit fundraising... (continued)

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Mobile Impact 101: Taking Your Cause Mobile

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

There are now more cell phones than toothbrushes, and as of 2013, smartphones surpassed regular phone sales. But what are the implications for your nonprofit, and how can you quickly yet effectively craft a mobile impact strategy to advance your programs, fundraising, and work overall? Join us for a quick,... (continued)

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Making the Newsfeed: Facebook Ads for Advancement

Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

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For advancement teams, getting a constituent's attention on Facebook can be tough.

Even while creating remarkable content, there are moments when your institution’s social content strategy can benefit from an advertising boost.... (continued)

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Creative Ways to Get More Facebook Engagement in 2015

Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

You see the potential that Facebook offers for engaging supporters and creating more exposure for your nonprofit. But with declining reach, and more competition in the newsfeed, reaching your supporters is more challenging than ever before.

This free webinar will show you... (continued)


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Social Media: What is your Strategy

A presentation delivered to the American Marketing Association on Social Media ROI and Measurement was posted on SlideShare.. Some very helpful graphics and technical recommendations of "how" to keep improving

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Social Networks and Mid-Size Non-Profits. What's the Use?

The use of social networking and social media in the non-profit sector has exploded in the past few years. Widely profiled initiatives like Save Darfur, charity:water and the Obama campaign. Can there be any doubt given these examples that social networking and social media are must have tools for... (continued)

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Is Blogging Right for Your Organization?

Have you been wondering if your organization needs a blog? In this guest post on Wild Apricot's blog, Michael Faye of AssociaDirect talks about how blogging can help you to connect more effectively with your community of members, and outlines 5 basic considerations in planning a non-profit blog.

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Social Media & Mobile Internet Use Among Teens and Young Adults

Since 2006, blogging has fallen among teens and young adults while simultaneously rising among older adults. As the tools and technology embedded in social networking websites change, and use of the sites continues to grow, youth may be exchanging ‘macro-blogging' for micro-blogging with status updates.

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Using Social Media to Meet Nonprofit Goals: The Results of a Survey

Are social media channels helping nonprofits engage their current audience? Recruit new supporters? Raise money? 20-page Idealware report. Results of survey of 459 nonprofit staff members. What nonprofits are using. How well they think it works, for tools including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, LinkedIn,... (continued)

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Rules of Social Engagement: A Process Flow

Article from Edleman Digital asking the questions: What are the first steps that brands need to take to engage the social public? What’s the difference between responsive and proactive engagement? How do brands determine when to engage and in what manner?

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Nonprofit Blog Post Template

Want to create more content for your blog, but having trouble coming up with the time? A great way to share organizational info and share stories is by asking stakeholders to contribute to your blog. The Nonprofit Blog Post Template provides a platform for guest contributors to share their stories in a... (continued)


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Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Online Communications

This article describes four types of measures - Views, Followers, Engagement, and Conversion - that help track communications efforts to see if they’re effective.

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Using the YNPN San Diego Listserv

This blog link shares information about how to use the YNPN San Diego listserv - how to post, when posts are distributed, and what a listserv is. You will also find some best practices in using the YNPN San Diego listserv.

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A Few Good Tools for Friend-to-Friend Fundraising

Enlist your supporters to fundraise for you! A number of online tools make it easy for staff or anyone eager to help your organization to set up individual donation pages to engage friends and family in a fundraiser. We asked six nonprofit technology experts for advice on the tools and best practices they... (continued)

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PolicyTool for Social Media

PolicyTool is a policy generator that simplifies the process of creating guidelines that respect the rights of your employees while protecting your brand online.*

It's easy. The streamlined process simply requires you to answer a brief questionnaire and provides you with a complete Social Media Policy customized to your company.

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