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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 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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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?

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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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.

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 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?

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.

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

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There are several strategies your organization can use to budget and raise funds for your operating reserve. Designate board contributions.

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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Best Practice Guide to Purposeful Website Wireframes

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Regardless, your visual hierarchy should reflect your organization’s goals. Does this align with your organization’s goals?

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.

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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Developing Fanatic Discipline to Meet P2P Fundraising Goals

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What does Great By Choice have to do with nonprofit organizations and peer-to-peer fundraising? Life is unpredictable. Everything.

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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 No Filter Truth About #GivingTuesday

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” I challenge your organization to get involved! Four #GivingTuesday Excuses Debunked: #1 We’re not that kind of organization.

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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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.

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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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!

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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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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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.

Foundations and Nonprofits: What Does it Mean to “Speak the Same Language”?

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At  bbcon  2015, some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions. Or an indicator. Or a milestone.

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….

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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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.

8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website

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You’ve got the usual list of suspects at your organization: the online engagement tool, a blog, social media platforms, and a website.

Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling

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For instance, what does it look like for someone to be fully engaged with your organization? So where should you start? Engagement.

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?

Even More Benefits to Tracking Outcomes

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With the power of knowledge derived from measuring outcomes, funders are able to make better decisions about projects and organizations to fund.

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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.