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Empathy Among Young Americans on the Rise

NonProfit PRO

A new study found that empathy among young Americans has almost increased to levels seen in the 1970s, as well as other empathy trends.

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Thinking Outside the Traditional Non-Dues Revenue Box

Association Analytics

If you’re like most associations, it’s likely that your member dues have been in decline and that means you’ve got to look at other ways to make up for that difference, Diversifying revenue streams is key to long-term success, but your association doesn’t need to look far for solutions. With some creativity, collaboration, and an out-of-the-box mindset, your association can thrive in an ever-changing environment while providing value to members and industry partners alike.

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Free Download: 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends Report

NonProfit PRO

Prepare for where nonprofit technology is headed with Sage’s 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends report. While the industry’s landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and every nonprofit is distinct, there are shared challenges and aspirations among you and your peers. Stay ahead of the curve by leveraging the experiences and perspectives of hundreds of nonprofit industry leaders.

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The Use of AI in Fundraising: Maximizing Donations with Data-Driven Asks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stasia Hural , Digital Marketing Lead at Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. In today’s fundraising sector, technology is vital. AI is becoming increasingly important in fundraising. Using AI isn’t just a passing trend; it’s essential for nonprofits looking to make a bigger impact.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Join Us! Let's Elevate the Sector Together at The Grand Gathering!

VisionLink

We are excited to see you at this year's Grand Gathering in Grand Rapids, MI, May 20 - 23, 2024! Stop by our booth #200 in the Exhibit Hall and talk with Deb Tanner, Visionlink Senior Customer Advocate & Domain Expert, and Lisa Hrivnak, Director of Administration & All Things Visionlink! We want to hear more about your challenges and opportunities and share ways we can support your vision.

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What to know about U.S. nonprofit sector demographics 

Candid

What’s the demographic composition of the U.S. nonprofit sector—in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status? Are staff, leaders, and board members equally diverse? How does leadership diversity vary by organization size, revenue, subsector, and state? How do majority BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) nonprofits fare compared with majority white-led ones?

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Best practices for a successful AMS implementation and launch

Nimble AMS

Is your organization preparing to adopt new technology ? The prospect can be ch a lleng ing. Choosing the right association management software (AMS) is a major decision. Your organization needs to do its research before deciding on the right technology for your staff and members. Additionally, you need to prepare for a successful project implementation and the launch of your new AMS.

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How to write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck

Hands on Fundraising

You’ve been working hard on that last campaign. And now, you have new gifts! After the celebration, you begin to wonder. How can you write a thank you that works? Where do you start? Here’s my quick thank you letter how-to First, a confession: I used to write rote, boring, perfunctory thank you letters. And […] The post How to write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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5 Keys To Successful Executive Leadership Recruitment

The NonProfit Times

Recent studies have estimated that more than 75% of current nonprofit executives plan to retire from their positions during the next five to seven years. In addition, it is estimated that 10% of nonprofits expect to hire a new executive director. As a member of the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization, hiring your new executive director will be the most important responsibility you are likely to assume.

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12 Wyas Leaders Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Return Dollars to Your Mission by Simplifying Your Nonprofit’s Print Environment

NonProfit PRO

In this webinar, we will explore how nonprofits can streamline their printing processes, allowing them to focus on their mission. Join us as we hear from Marc Nations, senior cybersecurity administrator of information technology at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on how their organization was transformed by migrating to cloud printing.

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Elevate Your Membership Management

Bloomerang

In the dynamic world of nonprofits, managing supporters effectively often feels like juggling too many tasks at once. But what if you could simplify this? Imagine harnessing the power of unified data to streamline operations, boost engagement, and drive retention. Enter Bloomerang Membership Management , a feature-rich add-on that merges donor and membership data seamlessly, helping you create a holistic engagement strategy.

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Sponsorship Surveys Don’t Work (and other lies we tell ourselves)

The Sponsorship Collective

Surveys are a very important part of your sponsorship program. Every organization should be surveying their attendees and their database if they want to grow (or maintain) their sponsorship program.

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How to optimize member marketing with AI

Nimble AMS

Has your organization used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to do basic marketing tasks? If not, it might be time to consider leveraging AI to improve your member marketing strategy. Read our blog to learn helpful tips to get started using AI in your association’s member marketing. What is member marketing? Membership marketing is a strategy used to acquire new members, increase member engagement, renew current members, or bring back members from the past.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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Beyond the Visual: Building a Compelling Brand

CauseVox

Understand how to craft a brand identity that speaks directly to the heart of your donor base. Humanizing your brand builds strong donor trust and loyalty. This session shares the process of blending visual coherence with authentic, consistent messaging that resonates with served communities, funders and other stakeholders. You’ll learn a holistic approach to incorporating brand strategy and strengthening your brand position organization wide.

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One Big Change to Make for Ethical Storytelling

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit client storytelling can often be a cringe-worthy topic. Instead, here's how to create content that supports clients.

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Change Management for Grantmakers: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Journey to Better Grantmaking

sgEngage

In early 2022, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy began an organization-wide grants change management review. The goal was to become better grantmakers by completing a review of our practices, processes and forms. We incorporated learnings and feedback from grantee partners. We also ensured that we reflected industry best practices for funders and our own organizational values were embedded deeper into our grantmaking practices and partnerships.

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“Just Send me a Proposal” The Five Words you Never Want to Hear in Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Collective

Telling people “no” is an uncomfortable experience and people try to avoid it at all costs and so our prospects have come up with an ingenious way to say no without having to say no, and it sounds like this: “Just send me a proposal” Which is code for “no thanks.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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Maintaining Your Site’s Accessibility Well After Launch

Forum One

This post is adapted from a presentation at Drupal GovCon in November 2023. As Forum One’s Accessibility Lead, Jeanette ensures that our public sector and nonprofit clients receive unwavering support in prioritizing accessibility for all users. After all the work to ensure your new website is accessible and in compliance with Section 508 and WCAG standards, you shift into day-to-day operations, and… things change.

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The Complete Email Marketing Guide For Nonprofits

CauseVox

Email marketing is a powerful tool to communicate with your current supporters, cultivate new relationships, and drive donations for your nonprofit. According to HubSpot , on average people receive 121 emails per day. And this year, we expect to see an average of over 361 billion emails sent per day! But, if you’re unfamiliar with using email to get your message out there, and helping it stand out, all of that talk about automation, segmenting, and A/B testing your subject line can be overwhelmi

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BillTrack50 Boosts Nonprofits’ Access to State Legislation with AI-Generated Bill Summaries

NonProfit PRO

BillTrack50 now offers AI-generated bill summaries to help nonprofits understand the impact of state and federal legislation.

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Making the Switch: What For-Profit CFOs Need to Know About Nonprofit Accounting

sgEngage

You worked your way up through the normal accounting roles. You cut your teeth on accounts payable and have managed more than your fair share of audits. You can run a profit and loss statement in your sleep. But you are tired of the for-profit world. You want to use your accounting skills for an organization that makes a difference. So, you apply for and land a role leading the finance team at a nonprofit.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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From Novice To Champion: Empowering Board Members

Bloomerang

Few things are more critical to your nonprofit’s success than your board of directors. A strong and effective board can help provide strategic direction, keep your finances in check, and uphold a high standard of governance. Your best board members are like a treasure trove of expertise—guiding decision-making, fueling innovation, and opening doors to resources and networks that would otherwise remain out of reach.

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When nonprofit staff are paid so low they qualify for their org’s services

Nonprofit AF

A while ago, at the request of some colleagues, I talked about “Nonprofit Math” and created a little video that.

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Storytelling Strategies Fueling Multi-Channel Fundraising Success

CauseVox

Master the art of storytelling across various channels to create compelling narratives that engage and convert. Embark on a journey where storytelling is key to fundraising success! Discover how personalized narratives can boost every part of your multi-channel campaign, connecting deeply with donors and increasing impact. Learn from real-life examples and expert guidance to practice your storytelling skills, empowering you to inspire generosity and make a lasting impact across diverse channels.

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3 Ways to Shield Your Nonprofit From Debanking

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits face an uptick in debanking amid the current sociopolitical climate. Here's how to mitigate its impact on your mission.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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The Sponsorship Proposal and…Shark Attacks?

The Sponsorship Collective

Because it rarely happens that we receive a sponsorship investment without submitting a sponsorship proposal it is too easy to assume that the sponsorship proposal causes the sponsorship dollars. This belief pervades all aspects of sponsorship sales but actually the sponsorship proposal is not where we should be putting our efforts.

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3 Marketing Strategies To Boost Campaign

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit managers face increasing challenges when it comes to promoting causes, attracting donors, and engaging supporters. Unfortunately, traditional marketing tactics might no longer be as effective to capture attention. To stay relevant and competitive, nonprofits need to embrace innovative marketing strategies that resonate and drive meaningful engagement.

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From Data Deluge to Impactful Decisions: Mastering Data in Grantmaking

sgEngage

Grantmakers are swimming in a sea of information. Applications, proposals, progress reports, impact metrics – the data collected throughout the grantmaking lifecycle is vast and ever-growing. While this data holds immense potential to improve decision-making and maximize impact, harnessing its power can be a challenge. Strong data governance and data management can help grantmakers navigate the overwhelming amount of information available.

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A Surprisingly Simple Way to Attract Corporate Partners Now

CauseVox

Find out how personalizing partnership proposals can secure more corporate sponsors. Corporate partnership proposals that prioritize personalized outreach deliver over a 33% positive response rate. Learn to transform missed opportunities into invaluable connections, attracting companies aligned with your mission and fueling nonprofit growth. Join us to discover a proven framework that not only secures corporate partners but also expands your donor base, ensuring sustainable success for your orga

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

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.