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6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

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This model of organization-led campaigning limits what can be accomplished and restricts decisions and activity to campaign staff.  .

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

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They make their financial information easily accessible so that supporters can feel confident in how their donation is being used by the organization.

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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Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

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Social good organizations are embracing the paradigm shift – or risk getting left behind. Social good organizations (nonprofits, foundations, education institutions, etc.) Social good organizations will embrace the new tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Cross-Sector Partnerships will take on a New Level of Importance.

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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4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

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Also, be sure to encourage your current followers to set their preferences to alert them when your organization posts something new!

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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?

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

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Here are five trends to look out for – and tips for how your organization can leverage them. Organized, planned giving. Even better news?

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

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Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan. How does my organization compare? 5.

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.

Donor Retention vs. Donor Acquisition: What Research Shows About Overall Online Engagement

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When asked by organizations whether their online fundraising programs should focus on donor acquisition or donor retention, I say, “Yes.”.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

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If making graphics is too much a strain on your organization, consider using easy-to-use sites like Canva or Piktochart to make graphics in no time.

#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!

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

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Like prospective donors, your organization’s social ambassadors are a specific segment that needs to be cultivated so that they share again.

The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

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But it’s up to your organization to ask for what it needs—recruitment help, fundraising help, sponsorship connections, etc. Time is money.

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4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

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If you’re like most organizations, the answer is most likely no. Storytelling can be used support your organization’s advocacy, communications, marketing, and fundraising efforts by helping you build stronger connections with your audience. Does your nonprofit have a plan for storytelling this year ? Fundraising appeals.

Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

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Or, the incredibly wealthy neighbor who has no interest in supporting the local organization down the street. In It’s a great debate.

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8 Tips for Radical Collaboration to Advance Your Mission and Help Strengthen the Social Economy

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Leverage these insights to develop a partnership model that maximizes your organization’s skill and personality. Learning from mistakes.

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? 

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.

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.

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.

Celebrating Digital Learning Day: How Camp Blackbaud Amplifies Technology Skills for Good

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Skills-based volunteer service is a wonderful way to engage and really move the needle for organizations and their missions. We Give Back.

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.

5 Things To Stop Doing If You Want A Successful Employee Engagement Program

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That said, managing a truly successful program is an organization-wide effort that needs to include contributions from everyone.

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?

3 Steps for Avoiding Deficiencies During a Single Audit

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The future of grants funding will increasingly go to organizations with “clean” audits. Steps for Avoiding Deficiencies During a Single Audit.

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Cultivating Donor Loyalty By Differentiating Your Nonprofit Brand

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With the abundance of nonprofit organizations, it can be difficult for the average would-be donor to choose one over another.

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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.

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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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4 Important Considerations Before Investing in Today’s Technology for Tomorrow

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These sorts of decisions should never be made lightly since the infrastructure of today will be a major determining factor for your organization’s impact over the next several years. So, before you get into features and functionality, the first step is understanding what is driving your organization’s need. Implementation.

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.