Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising
NOVEMBER 22, 2016
Whether your organization feels like your mission will advance or be under attack in 2017, one important area of focus will be revenue.
How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact
JUNE 30, 2016
The Performance Imperative offers a common definition of high performance, supported by seven pillars of highly effective organizations.
Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Attracting Millennials to Your Organization with Pokémon Go Events
AUGUST 5, 2016
Has your organization thought about how to leverage technology like Pokémon Go? Check to see if your organization has PokeStops in the game.
How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
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.
Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy
AUGUST 19, 2016
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
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
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?
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
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
AUGUST 26, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 23, 2016
Your gift to XYZ Organization made our day! What can I say that feels brand new to the person reading it?”. Over the top?
5 Essential Controls for Charities during the Holiday Giving Season
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
There is little or no oversight over this person, and this allows too much responsibility for one individual, leaving the organization vulnerable.
Designing for Good #5: The Best of End-of-Year Email Campaigns
OCTOBER 4, 2016
e3 combines an appeal with clear stories of organization impact from throughout 2016. Enjoy! Stay inspired, designers for good! Genius.
Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
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
SEPTEMBER 6, 2016
Nonprofit organizations are vital to making meaningful change in the world and they have significant amounts of untapped potential in their data.
Measuring What Matters: How Funders and Nonprofits Can Leverage Data and Technology for Impact
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Three overarching themes emerged from our conversation as areas to focus our energy on as a field moving forward. Access to Data. Partnerships.
Using #GivingTuesday to Turn Your Mission into Action
OCTOBER 3, 2016
Good things aren’t going to just happen—funds rolling into your organization without any effort—simply because it’s #GivingTuesday.
The Era of Corporate Social Responsibility is Ending: Why That’s a Good Thing
AUGUST 31, 2016
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.
Our Challenge: How are You Strengthening the Social Economy?
NOVEMBER 15, 2016
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
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
An operating reserve can help ensure that an organization can continue its vital programming activities even during uncertain economic conditions.
Social Ambassadors Bring P2P Success to End-of-Year Campaigns
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
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
JULY 21, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
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
MAY 13, 2015
Here are three strategies your organization can use to build its capacity to plan for more, not less resources to meet its mission. 1.
The Future of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
SEPTEMBER 30, 2016
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
AUGUST 25, 2016
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
FEBRUARY 26, 2016
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
AUGUST 30, 2016
Online giving in December increased from 17.8% in 2014 to 19% in 2015, potentially showing the influence of online giving days like #GivingTuesday.
5 Best Practices for Negotiating Funding for a Thriving Nonprofit
AUGUST 8, 2016
Despite this distinction, nonprofits must think like for-profit organizations if they want to fully recover their costs. Ready to thrive?
Donor Retention: The Easiest Money You’ll Ever Raise
AUGUST 11, 2016
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
JUNE 23, 2016
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
AUGUST 17, 2016
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.
How to Broadcast Your Impact with Facebook Live
JULY 18, 2016
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
AUGUST 29, 2016
What do donors really want? That’s something fundraisers are constantly grappling with. So, what do donors want? Have a logical price point.
The Ecosystem of Good: How We’ll Revolutionize Philanthropy
OCTOBER 20, 2016
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
AUGUST 10, 2016
Nonprofit organizations are accountable to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. But, it doesn’t have to be this way!
The Nonprofit Summer Reading List
JULY 11, 2016
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
JULY 22, 2016
Most likely, your organization is already tracking your supporters’ recency, frequency, and monetary data points.
Technology and the Shift to Donor-Centric Fundraising
JULY 29, 2016
Technology facilitates smarter messaging, smarter asks, and more personalized experiences with our organization. First, let’s talk about data.
Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?
APRIL 30, 2015
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
AUGUST 18, 2016
In the late 1990s, I worked as a communications director for a small international development organization in San Francisco. billion by 2021.
Going Digital? Five Things to Consider Before Making the Move
JULY 15, 2016
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.