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Confessions of a Nonprofit Database Administrator, Part II

Connection Cafe

Hi again, it’s me, your friendly neighborhood DBA. Back with another round of confessions. I hope y’all enjoyed my first – ever blog post ! That was such an AMAZING feeling writing that. A nd even more amazing seeing all your comments and support for it!

Why the Most Advanced Disaster Relief Software Saves You Time & Money


Visionlink announces new disaster relief and disaster operations modules, and now all listed on one page to share with your staff and stakeholders. See the list now: [link] Saving Time and Money Like No Other We license differently — once a user is licensed, they can use any module at any time.

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A Few Thoughts From Our CEO, Chantal

Blue Fox

On: Doing the Best we Can in the Moment Last week I had the privilege to speak to nonprofiteers all over the country at Nonprofit Hub's Cause Camp 2020. After I acknowledged that 2020 is basically a dumpster fire, I took an informal poll of the audience to see how everyone was feeling.

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot

Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples

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6 Reasons Why People Do Not Donate Money to Charity

Nonprofit Tech for Good

15,285 people worldwide participated in the survey for the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report. Of those, 1,817 responded that they had not donated money to charity within the last 12 months.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 166: Planning for a Capital Campaign

Connection Cafe

Capital campaigns. Maybe you’re in one. Maybe you’re thinking about one. Maybe you’re wrapping one up now. Maybe you have one in the past that you’d like to forget about. Either way, they are important.

4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit organizations are often pressed to do more with less. Your staff is expected to be more efficient, your organization more productive, and your mission more manageable all while your piggy bank is light.

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8 GivingTuesday Email Examples that Inspire and Convert

Wild Apricot

GivingTuesday is coming up on December 1, 2020. Get ready to make this your most successful year yet by following best practices from these GivingTuesday email campaigns

Nonprofit Resource Round-up: All About Fundraising

Blue Fox

How to Prepare for a Digital Giving Season Fundraisers certainly have their work cut out for them this year. Coronavirus. Racism. Unemployment. Riots. Business closures. Natural disasters. A contentious election year. All of these make for a super challenging fundraising environment.

Building a Complete Virtual Auction Toolkit: 5 Essentials

Connection Cafe

As we round out a whirlwind of a year and look ahead to the year-end giving season, it’s a good idea to take stock of the tools you’re working with.

How to Write for SEO and Rank on Google

NonProfit Hub

Getting noticed is a challenge. . The internet is a busy, crowded place, buzzing with almost 2 billion websites and millions of brands competing for attention. Rising above the clutter and online noise requires a little strategy. . Thankfully, that strategy doesn’t require a rocket scientist.

6 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Acquire New Donor Prospects

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA , founder of Development Consulting Services , which serves both fundraising professionals and executive directors new to fundraising, wanting to excel in their fundraising role, or advance in their career.

4 Crucial Tips for Improving Your Association’s Website

Wild Apricot

Your association’s website is the main touchpoint for members and prospects. Make sure it’s providing the right experience with these easy-to-implement strategies

Nonprofit Board Best Practices – Lessons From the 2020 BoardAssist Board Summit


We learned a lot at the recent BoardAssist Nonprofit Board Summit on how to be an outstanding board member. Our amazing panelists, some of New York’s most prominent nonprofit and corporate board members, had lots of practical and actionable advice for those of us who want to truly #bethechange.

5 Takeaways from the bbcon 2020 Virtual Higher Ed Super Session

Connection Cafe

W e successfully hosted our first fully virtual and truly global conference , bbcon 2020. We had a record-breaking 38,000+ registrants from 70 countries and h igher ed was the largest group in attendance.

8 Essential Nonprofit Tools to Get You off the Ground

NonProfit Hub

So, you’re starting a nonprofit, that’s great! The world needs people like you. Your next step is choosing specific software tools that can help you get it off the ground.

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5 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Scot Chisholm , CEO and Co-founder of Classy ––a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. The entire social sector learned a valuable lesson in 2020: even the most rigorous planning can’t insulate us from the need to be flexible and adapt to the changing world around us.

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How to Create a Club Membership Form in Wild Apricot + 3 Examples

Wild Apricot

Using an online club membership application form is an easy and efficient way to onboard new members. Here's how to create one with Wild Apricot

Attracting P2P Fundraisers: 5 Tips to Boost Your Results

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Attracting P2P Fundraisers: 5 Tips to Boost Your Results. P2P fundraising is an effective way to raise money and strengthen relationships, but it must start with a solid team of volunteers! Learn more with our tips.

Cloud Integration Solutions – What’s the Deal?

Connection Cafe

As social good organizations continue to hurl through the twenty-first century , they are managing more and more (and more) data than ever before.

Today’s Talk with Andrea Kihlstedt

NonProfit Hub

This week, Randy got to sit down with the lovely Andrea Kihlstedt to talk about capital campaigns. Andrea Kihlstedt is co-founder of the Capital Campaign Toolkit and has been guiding successful capital campaigns for over 30 years.

[FREE WEBINAR] 4 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Classy. Cost: Free. Each year, Classy announces fundraising trends to look out for in the coming year, but unforeseen events and variables in 2020 made predicting this year’s trends, without a doubt, the most difficult yet.

8 Giving Tuesday Ideas To Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet

Wild Apricot

If you're hoping to create a great experience for donors this Giving Tuesday and raise more funds than ever before, check out this list of ideas to inspire you

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Personalized Tax Services for Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietors

Blue Fox

Are you self-employed; earning 1099 income? Is your personal business generating 30k+ per year? Ever wondered about the tax benefits of incorporating? Our team at Blue Fox specializes in tax preparation for independent contractors and sole proprietors.

Four Quick Edits to Simplify Your Web Copy

Connection Cafe

As a communicator, you do plenty of writing and editing. There’s power in how your written words—from your long-form stories all the way down to your tweets. Writing effectively for the web isn’t always as easy as it sounds (see our comments on the human attention span below).

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Influencer Interview: Lisa Chimola

NonProfit Hub

This week, our very own Randy Hawthorne got to sit down with Lisa Chimola, a fab lanthropy expert, who specializes in working with nonprofits to hone their gift planning skills. Lisa is the chief fablanthropist for Fablanthropy, helping nonprofits reach the intersection of fabulous and philanthropy.

Essential Advice for Non-Profits Hiring Overseas Workers

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Essential Advice for Non-Profits Hiring Overseas Workers. Is Hiring Overseas Workers and option for your Nonprofit? Check out these tips to see what you should consider. A successful nonprofit organization needs a dedicated team behind it and hiring the right staff can be crucial to your mission.

How to Convince Your Board You Need Membership Management Software

Wild Apricot

Ready to start using membership management software. but your board is dragging their feet? Here's how to overcome the top three most common objections, and how to successfully pitch your new MMS

Is it Time to Incorporate My Side Hustle? Let’s Crunch Those Numbers!

Blue Fox

Blue Fox Specializes in Tax Services for Consultants and Independent Contractors Are you self-employed; earning 1099 income? Is your personal business generating more than $30k per year? Thinking about incorporating? [ Our CEO has a video message for you! ]

The Importance of Resilient Grantmaking Technology Focused on Human-Centered Design

Connection Cafe

Humans are adaptable and organizations strive to be adaptable. Organizations often will identify the change that is needed, rally their people around that change, and once that change happens, everything returns to the way it was.

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Mistakes to avoid while creating an online course for your team


To ensure that the training content is engaging and produces the right learning outcomes, here are some of the mistakes that should be avoided

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process. Your? ?online? online? ?giving? giving? ?process? process? ?can? can? ?make? make? ?or? break? ?your? your? ?fundraising? fundraising? ?efforts—especially? efforts—especially? ?during? during? ?a? global? ?pandemic.? pandemic.? ?Read? Read? ?on?

How Recreation Software Can Save You 20+ Hours Weekly

Wild Apricot

Learn how you can spend more time out in nature and less time managing your organization with recreation software

A Recap of Cause Camp 2020 – Celebrate Your Smaller Donors

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp 2020 is officially in the books! Nonprofit professionals from all over the country tuned in for two full days of premium education, inspiration, and connection. Our team owes a big ‘thank you’ to our Cause Camp host, Julia Campbell , who gracefully led us through both days of programming. Here is a recap of Cause Camp 2020. . The Ameritas Inspire Series honored those in the nonprofit industry who have made a difference in their community.

How Vanguard Bridged the Gap to Amplify Executive Support

Connection Cafe

Having executive support to drive philanthropic initiatives is essential to any corporation’s ability to quickly pivot their CSR programs when needing to make immediate impact.

Everything about a Learning Management System


A Learning Management system is no more a luxury but a necessity for a successful organization. With an increasing need to train and develop employees, organizations are continuously looking for ways to deliver training efficiently. With an LMS, effective training is now possible

20 Online Fundraising Ideas Working During COVID-19 by WholeWhale

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

20 Online Fundraising Ideas Working During COVID-19 by WholeWhale. Tags : Nonprofit Marketing , Fundraising. In this video, George Miner , chief Whaler of Whole Whale shares his 20 Online Fundraising Ideas that are working during COVID-19. In summary: Number 1: Virtual Poker Night.

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