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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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6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

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That means there’s an ever growing opportunity to improve results for nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions.

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#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!

Your Ladder of Engagement is Holding You Back

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The “Ladder of Engagement” has become a common part of the digital organizer’s vernacular. Is it time to overhaul your ladder of engagement? 

7 Ways to Use Infographics to Recruit Volunteers and Tell Your Nonprofit’s Story

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Sometimes, it’s hard to limit the impact your organization has to a few sentences in a grant proposal. Where Data and Visuals Collide.

How Citizen Powered Movements Will Lead Social Change in 2017 

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In terms of influencing policy, the Sanders example also highlights an important shift in how people want to engage or be organized.

A 2017 Outlook on Corporate Responsibility

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Organizations need to listen to their employees more and take cues from them. billion, corporate giving reached $18.45 The Expanding Role of HR.

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.

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?

7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

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It’s also not too much to ask to have a specific point person assigned to you and your organization.

New Year’s Resolutions for Grantmakers

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Here’s my advice – start by reflecting on your organization’s strategy. Do you tend to fund the same organizations year over year?

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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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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#GivingTuesday Continues to See Double-Digit Growth

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These are also important trends as nonprofit organizations move into the final month of their end-of-year giving programs.

Can Your Nonprofit Accounting Software Do This?

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If you’re involved in the nonprofit world, then you’re well aware of the current pressures for organizations to become more transparent.

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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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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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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Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017

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The new Luminate Online Benchmark Report is a powerful asset that studies over 500 organizations and their online marketing and fundraising efforts.

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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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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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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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.

The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

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By almost any measure, and in almost every industry, December is the busiest month of the year.  This is especially true for community foundations. 

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.

How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P

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First, technology propels this move. He raised over $760,000 by appealing to his worldwide following. Within a matter of weeks this campaign raised $3.8

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

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.

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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Amplify #GivingTuesday with Social Ambassadors

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Just about every organization has influencers hanging out in their email list who can dramatically extend the reach of campaigns. Klout score.

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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?

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!

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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Five Years Later: How #GivingTuesday Reached Ubiquity

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That flexibility also means that organizations, individuals and governments can participate from anywhere in the world. That first year saw $10.1

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.

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?

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?