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The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Just how far will your organization’s supporters go to raise money on your behalf? Would they walk across hot coals? Shave their heads?

Inside Goodwill’s #LaborofLove Campaign

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We’re approaching Labor Day Weekend. The Labor Day holiday is more than just the signal to the end of summer and a relaxing three-day weekend.

Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

Connection Cafe

There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world. And it’s all about our donors , the ones who are deserting us. Creating a Donor Loyalty Program.

The Key to Great Year-End Fundraising? Your Brand.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr photo by Mallix. The key to great year-end fundraising? Your brand. By By Dan Gunderman, Creative Director, Big Duck. It’s your biggest asset.

4 Ways To Diversify Your Fundraising


Does your nonprofit rely one type of fundraising to bring in revenue or is it diversified? Crowdfunding and Giving Days can be helpful too.

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”. This infographic is an insightful profile of the way people learn in the modern workplace.

12 Giving Day Tips You Should Know


Is your foundation or nonprofit thinking of hosting a Giving Day or crowdfunding campaign?

Next-Level Fundraising with Nonprofit Psychology

NonProfit Hub

If you Google the word “psychologist,” the image that pops up is almost exactly that. ”). To boil it down, psychology is simply the study of why.

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How the “Shark Tank” of Podcasts is Changing the Start Up Game


By Kristen Matthews. ———-. So, you’ve finally got it….that You’re ready to hit the start-up market, full speed ahead. photo credit ).

Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit organizations are accountable to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. But, it doesn’t have to be this way!

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Giving Days and Beyond the Dollars: What Have We Learned?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to Download Report. ET Sept. 1. They sought a host of answers. Our corporate partner, First Bank, does this sort of planning all the time.

How Nonprofit New Media Managers Can Manage Mobile and Social Media Burnout

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from  Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits. If possible, don’t even bring your personal smartphone.

5 Steps to Target Donors for Year-End Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

And, like most organizations, I’m guessing you don’t have a lot of extra time or money. Not a problem. So, how do you make it happen? Register Here. _.

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How to define affiliation (and is it different than engagement?)


Jamie opines on this topic over at : “One client we’re working with created an “Affiliation and Engagement” task force.

How the Global Mobile Revolution is Transforming Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

In the late 1990s, I worked as a communications director for a small international development organization in San Francisco. billion by 2021.

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Everyday People Are Heroes: Using Big Data to Engage New Agents of Change Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by CogdogBlog. Note from Beth:   I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Data Driven Nonprofits by Steve Maclaughlin (launching Sept.

How to Schedule Instagram Posts for Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

Perhaps it’s time for you to start thinking about a broader view of when you should share […]. Content Marketing

The Anatomy of a Great Grant Application

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to writing a gonna-get-the-gold grant application, it’s all about body language. First use your fingers. Not sure where to start?

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


New to peer-to-peer fundraising? There’s nothing to fear! DonorCommunity has 6 tips for nonprofits who want success. Are you both ready? Yikes!

Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it, deciding how your business should give can be hard.  Which nonprofit is the best one to support?  There is no one answer.

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How to Use CRM + Donor Management Software to Talk to Anyone


This post outlines: How to approach nine common donor types and helpful tips + tricks for smarter messaging. FYI - this is a long read. One last thing.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Nonprofit Inbound Marketing

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to making new friends, sometimes you meet a person and everything just clicks. This approach brings donors to your organization. Convert.

Social Media: It’s a Thing


We all know it, but this is kinda fun regardless. Credit: OnBlastBlog. photo credit ). Potluck

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Cutting Through the Clutter of Year-End Appeals

Connection Cafe

It takes up to four times more time and money to find a new donor than it does to keep an existing donor. The wrong way to keep your donors giving: 1.

Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs to Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

P re-Order my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. The U.S. Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Get to Know Symantec CSR: Twitter Chat on August 25

Tech Soup Blog

Are you a nonprofit with security needs? Do you have ideas on how Symantec and TechSoup together can better support nonprofits? Pacific time. symante

7 Reasons Why Fundraising Auctions Aren’t Your Best Bet

NonProfit Hub

Don’t get me wrong, I like a good party just as much as — if not more than — the next person. verbally groaned — I hate them that much. Come on.

Does the Most Powerful Work Live Onstage or Behind the Scenes?

Museum 2.0

Let's say your organization has a mission to increase X (art, healthy kids, clean water, community cohesiveness, etc.). feel great about this approach.

Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What social disparities do you most want to remedy? Where do these disparities come from? What core values drive leaders to fight for social change?

7 Questions to Ask Before Making a Software Decision for Your Nonprofit Organization

Tech Soup Blog

I'll never forget how nervous I was when buying a car for the first time on my own. I had done mountains of research. You name it, I read about it.

10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

It was the final presentation of the website design and email marketing webinar. Must-Know Stats for Nonprofits. 1. billion by 2020. 2.

Why You Don’t Need to Worry About the Largest Foundations in Your Region

NonProfit Hub

What is it about the prospect of funding from the largest foundations that lights up the eyes of the most hardened nonprofit staffer? When are you going to write me a grant to pay for my raise?” the program staffer asks. Where’s my million-dollar grant?” We should apply!” your board member suggests, bubbling with enthusiasm. And I wear my cap often.

How To Decipher What Donors Really Want

Connection Cafe

What do donors really want? That’s something fundraisers are constantly grappling with. So, what do donors want? Have a logical price point.

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Seven Ways To Be An Open Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Do I make myself available to people at all levels of the organization? Do I actively manage how I am authentic? Do I publicly admit when I am wrong?