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Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

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Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue.

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How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

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The Performance Imperative offers a common definition of high performance, supported by seven pillars of highly effective organizations.

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events

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Has your organization thought about how to leverage technology like Pokémon Go? Check to see if your organization has PokeStops in the game.

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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

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Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. Our focus was on: Dollars granted.

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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

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Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? Why we love video. Can they do it?

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

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Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. Get excited for the possibilities!

Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

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The experience your organization provides online must be one that converts. And every pixel counts. Is your website responsive?

How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

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That’s right — without a clear social mission, over half of the talent pool won’t even consider working for your organization. Inspiration.

How to Say “Thank You” to Donors at Year-End

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Your gift to XYZ Organization made our day! What can I say that feels brand new to the person reading it?”. Over the top?

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5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season

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There is little or no oversight over this person, and this allows too much responsibility for one individual, leaving the organization vulnerable.

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

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e3  combines an appeal with clear stories of organization impact from throughout 2016. Enjoy! Stay inspired, designers for good! Genius.

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Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations

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During Alan’s session, he really focused on the importance of organization culture in technology projects.  How we engage and collaborate.

5 Critical Characteristics of Data Driven Nonprofits

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Nonprofit organizations are vital to making meaningful change in the world and they have significant amounts of untapped potential in their data.

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Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact

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Three overarching themes emerged from our conversation as areas to focus our energy on as a field moving forward. Access to Data. Partnerships.

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Using #GivingTuesday to Turn Your Mission into Action

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Good things aren’t going to just happen—funds rolling into your organization without any effort—simply because it’s #GivingTuesday.

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The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing

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And we need to stop thinking that only certain kinds of organizations are capable of being wired for good. It is for all of us. 

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Our Challenge: How are You Strengthening the Social Economy?

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I spent today surrounded by hundreds of the nation’s most innovative and passionate social change-makers here at the Social Innovation Summit.

5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

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An operating reserve can help ensure that an organization can continue its vital programming activities even during uncertain economic conditions.

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Social Ambassadors Bring P2P Success to End-of-Year Campaigns

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Universities turned their alumni into social ambassadors by identifying, organizing, and cultivating them ahead of time. Another $2.5

Digital Strategies are Moving the Needle for Nonprofits

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By 2018, social media will be one of the most important channels for nonprofits, according to a study conducted by Forrester. But you know all this.

Honoring both Funders and Fundraisers on National Philanthropy Day

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Happy Thanksgiving…a week early. Thanksgiving is all about friends, family and tradition. And this doesn’t just mean individual donors.

3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

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Here are three strategies your organization can use to build its capacity to plan for more, not less resources to meet its mission. 1.

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The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Today, there are more nonprofit organizations, more events, and more competition for participants and dollars. So what’s a fundraiser to do?

The New Wave of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling

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Although many organizations are telling their stories these days, there still seems to be something missing from their stories.

Your End-of-Year Giving Plan Starts Today

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Online giving in December increased from 17.8% in 2014 to 19% in 2015, potentially showing the influence of online giving days like #GivingTuesday.

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5 Best Practices for Negotiating Funding for a Thriving Nonprofit

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Despite this distinction, nonprofits must think like for-profit organizations if they want to fully recover their costs. Ready to thrive?

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Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise

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Donors can be fickle, and they’re fleeing our organizations in vast numbers these days. There’s a crisis brewing in the fundraising world.

Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling

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But even the most wearied donor is roused by an authenticate story of an organization’s tangible results. We’d love to see them!

Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

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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 Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live

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They knows what to expect from your organization with each interaction. Use Facebook Live to support and enhance your current strategy.

How To Decipher What Donors Really Want

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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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The Ecosystem of Good: How We’ll Revolutionize Philanthropy

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The more networked and connected organizations and individual change agents become, the more value others get from joining that ecosystem.

Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution

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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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The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

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Individuals and organizations need sustainable approaches to keeping themselves and their teams performing at a high level. Happy reading….

The Art of Building Lasting Donor Relationships with One-To-One Marketing

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Most likely, your organization is already tracking your supporters’ recency, frequency, and monetary data points.

Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising

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Technology facilitates smarter messaging, smarter asks, and more personalized experiences with our organization. First, let’s talk about data.

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Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

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You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. Now what?

How the Global Mobile Revolution is Transforming Philanthropy

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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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Going Digital? Five Things to Consider Before Making the Move

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While many of us have “gone digital” in our personal daily life, we can’t always say the same for the organizations where we work.