October, 2016

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Designing for Good #5: The Best of End-of-Year Email Campaigns

Connection Cafe

For this month’s Designing for Good , it’s time we showed more love to all of you tireless nonprofit email marketers out there. Enjoy!

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook. Name (a-z). Focus.

What’s Your Personal Craziness Index? Identify, Take Action, and Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

”    For me, it is having dishes pile up on the sink and procrastinating on doing important tasks by doing urgent, easier tasks. Procrastinating.

Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management


DON’T BE LEFT OUT! You’re busy, take the course on your own schedule! You don’t have time to wait for a live course to start. Going live.

Church events made easier with VolunteerMark


It’s the annual church carnival and volunteers are needed to make it a successful event for the community. Who’s bringing what? Who’s serving where?

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The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

”   An electronic free zone or quiet room can provide a good reminder to take these brain breaks. How do you take a break during the workday?

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How to Promote Your Blog: 5 Tools to Improve Rankings of Your Old Content


To keep your blog growing, you add more and more content doing your best to market everything you write. Serpstat: Re-Optimize For Easier Keywords.

Why Nonprofit Self-Care Is Non-Negotiable


"What if your organization’s culture encouraged you, and everyone who worked there, to embrace self-care without guilt?

5 Key Takeaways from the Millennial Impact Report — Wave 2

NonProfit Hub

They carried out extensive national research and gained insight on the trends of today’s young adults. But what does it all mean for you?

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

Connection Cafe

She reminded us that, ultimately fulfilling these ambitions is part of what philanthropy has stood for all along.

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Why Are There So Few Nonprofit CRM Admins?


Recently, we’ve been thinking a lot of about data and how to set nonprofit staffers up for success when implementing a new CRM. Learn More.

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The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director. Lynne Twist said something that we heard before while researching for the book, “Burnout is b t!”

Congratulations to Higher Logic!


By now, you have probably heard the news that Higher Logic has received a $55m investment from JMI equity. This is a big milestone for us! Congrats!

5 Donation Page Blunders That Kill Fundraising Response Rates

John Haydon

The latest research from M+R looks under the hood at how 105 various nonprofits raise money online. Online Fundraising

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. What is incentive based fundraising?

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

This week, let’s walk through seven steps to developing a policy to manage the use and replenishment of reserve funds.

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5 Things You Need to Know About the Newly Launched Facebook Fundraising


Facebook just launched a way for your nonprofit to raise money directly on the social network platform: Facebook Fundraising. Will this work at all?

A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush. We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers. Join Us!

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The Myth of the Best Place To Work


This post was originally published on AssociationSuccess.org. But here’s the problem. So they do what anyone else would do: they copy you.

Donor Thank Yous: Crafting the Perfect Email in 6 Steps

John Haydon

Donor thank yous are about more than just showing appreciation. If you’re struggling with how […]. Donor Communication

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Four Steps to Write the Right Content on your Nonprofit Blog

NonProfit Hub

Maintaining a blog is like running a marathon. You can’t just do it on a whim—you have to be in it for the long run, otherwise you won’t be rewarded.

The Ecosystem of Good: How We’ll Revolutionize Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, my assumption is it’s because you’re someone working to build a better world. Sometimes you get discouraged.

6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit's Website

Tech Soup Blog

A nonprofit fundraising website is a tremendous opportunity to increase donations and build support for your cause. An Easy Way to Donate. Next Step.

HOW TO: Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Organic Reach on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using the method below you can calculate your average monthly organic reach. Add up the organic reach for each post shared during a month.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Snapchat 101: What You Need to Know


Tip o’ the hat to MDG Advertising  for this one. Infographic by MDG Advertising. photo credit ).

Three Tips for Grappling with Insiders who are Resistant to Change

Museum 2.0

At every talk I give about The Art of Relevance , no matter the audience, there's one question I always hear. Trustees. Longtime volunteers or donors.

Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

NonProfit Hub

Forget the hundreds of metrics that are being spat out and focus on what matters most for your nonprofit. Event registration. Volunteer Signup. Step 1.

How Nonprofits Can Share Risks and Reap Benefits Through Collaboration

Connection Cafe

“ We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” – W. H. It is reprinted with permission.

Data Sanity for Nonprofits: Three Crucial Points


Editor’s Note: We are so pleased that we get to share this post from Bob Penna and Deb Finn. By Robert M. Penna, Ph.D. What the Data Tells Us.

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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Update

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Special thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy.    If you haven’t yet, you can order your  copy here. Book Review by Sarah Durham, Big Duck.

Attention all business book enthusiasts!


also have a big pile of books on my desk that I want to get to (Sound familiar? know you do too!)… Enter  Readitfor.me. Readitfor.me summarizes

Nonprofit Communication: Features Versus Benefits

John Haydon

I recently had the pleasure of working with a homeless services nonprofit (not named to protect the innocent). ” The Director of […].

[PODCAST] Get Your Board on Board | Ft. Claire Axelrad

NonProfit Hub

Let’s be honest, fundraising gets a bad rap. So where is the disconnect? Android-friendly editions coming soon!

The New Normal in EOY Multi-Channel Fundraising

Connection Cafe

While the main focus of many end-of-year campaigns will be direct mail and email, other channels are increasingly driving online donations.