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How Record Inflation Is Hurting Nonprofits and How They Can Fight Back

NonProfit PRO

Since we have not seen inflation at this level in decades, many nonprofit organizations simply don’t have much experience dealing with it. Here are some of the biggest ways that inflation may be affecting your charity and our best advice for navigating through this fiscal storm.

Creating Fundraising Systems for Your Nonprofit

The Fundraising Authority

This is a two part article on how to create fundraising systems for your nonprofit. In Part 1, we will talk about what fundraising systems are and why they are important for development. In Part 2, we will show you how to create systems at your organization. One Seriously Stressed Out Nonprofit.

4 Types of Donor Personas for Effective Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Ask any nonprofit fundraiser if he or she wants to increase the results of their fundraising efforts and you’ll get a resounding “yes”! The next question, of course, is how? The answer is in understanding your goal and audience, and then matching your pitch to the prospect.

Stellar year-end fundraising strategies for busy nonprofit leaders

Get Fully Funded

It’s that time of year! Fundraising season is upon us and it’s time to set some big year-end fundraising goals and go after them! Yep, there’s a marathon of opportunity coming up and you don’t want to miss the chance to raise big bucks for your nonprofit.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

The 5 Rules of Successful Annual Appeal Fundraising Letters

The Fundraising Authority

An organization’s annual fundraising appeal letter is a yearly letter that gets sent out to your current donors asking for general operating funds for your nonprofit organization.

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How To Achieve Work-Life Balance, Prevent Burnout, Retain Nonprofit Employees, And Increase Productivity


This is part one in a two-part series from Madison Gonzalez on the importance of helping employees achieve work-life balance. . Helping Nonprofit Employees Achieve Work-Life Balance Isn’t Optional. Work-life balance. You’ve probably heard it mentioned many times before.

7 Ideas for Pushing Your Board Forward in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Blue Avocado

Article In Brief: The Problem: While nonprofits say they support improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) actually doing it requires getting the board to buy-in to the need for culture change.

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Digging in: who donates to the nonprofits you care about? 


Ever wonder who donates to a specific organization? Lots of people do—some are curious how an organization funds its work and others are looking for prospects of their own. If you’ve ever tried to research this, you know it’s a challenge! But don’t get discouraged.

Gain Unique Insights and a Model Free… Plus 9 Action Tips!

NonProfit PRO

See how your Insights Brief groups your donors/prospects into immediately usable lifestyle segments. Learn which personality types are your best and worst donors and how to tailor content to them. Visualize the usefulness of targeting different geographic areas.

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Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

[ASK AN EXPERT] What’s Better: Asking For Too Little Or Too Much?


Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a major gift fundraiser who wants advice on whether it’s better to ask for too little or too much. .

Leverage your online community for maximum member engagement and loyalty

Nimble AMS

Your members want to connect. The Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study reports that the first reason members join associations is to network, and the sixth is to socialize. Is your association maximizing the reach of your online community?

KPIs Every Nonprofit's Website Reporting Should Include


Key performance indicators (KPIs) are metrics that provide insight into the performance of any given process or tool. When it comes to nonprofit websites, these metrics can help you determine how effective the site is at driving donations, volunteer sign-ups, awareness, or other organizational goals.

Calling for Volunteers? Here Are 8 Volunteer Recruitment Strategies [2022]


Volunteers are essential for nonprofits. In a sector where we usually have more work to do than we have staff to do it, volunteers boost our power, lighten the load, and exponentially increase our impact. Best of all, they do it because they believe in the cause and want to help.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

8 Questions to Ask to Get Inside Your Donor’s Head

NonProfit PRO

The better you know your donor, the better your appeal is going to be. That’s obvious. The problem is your donor is probably coming from a completely different experiential background. How do you get inside that person’s head?

Approaching GivingTuesday with a collective lens

Big Duck

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How Nimble AMS empowers your stakeholders to become innovators

Nimble AMS

Is your association innovative? Are you increasing staff productivity through AI and predictive analytics or are you sticking to your values by highlighting your member benefits?

How to Make and Measure More Impact with Data


With all of the time and resources that nonprofits pour into creating their programs, it's important to know whether these efforts are creating the change you need. Are you serving the communities you set out to serve? Are you meeting the requirements of your stakeholders?

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Customizable Pledge Form Templates


One of the key components of successful fundraising is an accessible pledge form that allows donors to select their level of giving. It can be time consuming to create new forms for new and even existing campaigns, so we’ve done the work for you. What are pledge forms?

How Storytelling Can Help Personalize Donor Communications

NonProfit PRO

Storytelling can entertain, educate and entice people to act. Nonprofits have more stories at their fingertips than any other organization.

Managing Emotions in Workplace Conflict

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: September 22, 2022 Summary: Conflict is inevitable in the workplace, yet 70% of people deal with it by avoiding it. Many comment that it’s the emotional intensity that poses a challenge for them.

20 Seasonal Fundraising Ideas: Raise Money in Every Season


Fundraising isn’t just for the Christmas Season. Nonprofit organizations must find ways to raise money throughout the year. Seasonal fundraising ideas help enrich their strategic plan for donations, excite donors, and entice new audiences.

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use signNow


Brightpoint , a community action agency in northeast Indiana, is one of the many nonprofits that were forced to digitize and change their operating models during COVID. Like many others, they faced the challenge of navigating remote communication, fundraising, and paperwork. Operations

Client Spotlight: Marginal Way Preservation Fund


Who they are. The Marginal Way Preservation Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with its mission to build a multimillion-dollar endowment for long-term conservation and preservation of Ogunquit’s popular Marginal Way coastal walking trail.

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Where to Begin Building Trust

NonProfit PRO

Trust is your organization’s most valuable asset. In the case of donors, this means they need to be willing to support your mission with their dollars so you will make something they think is important happen. Accountability Donor Relationship Management Communication Trust

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Tips to Craft Your Year-End Campaign


Excellent year-end campaigns strike a balance between hitting uplifting emotional beats that are relevant to your mission and delivering a compelling case for why people should support your nonprofit.

DonorDrive and Leading Enterprise Nonprofits Join Forces for TwitchCon 2022


DonorDrive is hosting its annual DonorDrive Charity Arcade at TwitchCon 2022, a convention organized by Twitch, the world’s largest livestreaming platform.

21 Leading Association Management Software (AMS) Options

Wild Apricot

Many association team members have to-do lists running long with administrative tasks. And while we all would love to have an assistant to take care of these tedious tasks, not many association budgets have space for such a luxury (darn!) But even. website-and-technology

A Strategy Canvas Helps You Plan and Manage Learning Projects

WBT Systems

It’s natural to feel frazzled when you’re in charge of a project that’s way out of your comfort zone and above your pay grade. It sure would be nice to have a consultant guide you through, but that’s not happening

U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Charges Against 47 Defendants in $250 Million Nonprofit Scheme

NonProfit PRO

The Department of Justice announced federal criminal charges against 47 defendants for their alleged roles in a $250 million fraud scheme that exploited a federally-funded child nutrition program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Best Donation Form Examples to Improve Your Giving Experience


A confusing or shoddy donation form can discourage donations faster than anything else. Donation forms must provide a reason to give, make it easy and quick to donate, and collect enough information to reach donors again.