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When ‘Doing Good’ is the Focus: Enabling Donors to Create Positive Change

Connection Cafe

Many have called 2017 “the year of me”. In fact, we’ve heard the idea come up in a variety of conversations, and characterized in other forms, like, the “ the transformative me ” and “ the new luxury is a better you.” While there’s an unmistakable trend in the retail world this holiday season around self-gifting and a little more self-indulgence overall, there is another layer emerging from this concept of self that has much more to do with the nonprofit universe than we might realize. .


Guest Post by Jasper Visser: Storytelling for Social Cohesion at Story House Belvédère

Museum 2.0

I first read about Story House Belvédère on Jasper Visser’s excellent blog, The Museum of the Future. This small, startup cultural project in Rotterdam works directly and intimately with community members to share their stories. It is a platform for social bridging and cultural exchange.

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How to Use Social Media Insights to Drive Patient Engagement and Donor Retention 

Connection Cafe

The modern healthcare market is a competitive environment in which hospital foundations need to compete for donors. These donors are smart, mobile and social-savvy. They have an abundance of choices as to where they want to contribute and how often. .

Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday , let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign.

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[WEBINAR] How to build a culture of innovation 12/5


Don’t miss this upcoming webinar , featuring me and Dan Stark from Nimble User/Community Brands, to be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:00pm eastern time.

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Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, nonprofits in 42 countries celebrated the sixth Giving Tuesday ,a global movement to inspire giving. According to the Giving Tuesday report , $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Influencer Marketing on Instagram


I like this one because it’s a good reminder that the most effective influencers, for Instagram in this case, are the “micro influencers” -the “advocates” – people with smaller audiences but deeper relationships. Via X-Cart.

27 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 27 free nonprofit webinars for December. webinars

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To Nonprofits Everywhere: Thank You

NonProfit Hub

Well, it’s getting to be that time of year again: the season where we sit down with everyone we care about and remind ourselves of what we’re truly grateful for. It sounds cliche, but it’s an important thing to acknowledge.

7 Essential Matching Gift Steps to Take in the New Year

Connection Cafe

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s time to look forward for ways to increase donations in 2018. It can feel like you’ve exhausted every fundraising avenue already, like your donors have given all they can give. But what if that weren’t the case?

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What’s the BEST way to Give your Time and Talent to the Nonprofit Community this holiday season?


Tis the season for giving back.

Does Your Nonprofit Need an Explainer Video?

John Haydon

You’ve seen explainer videos. They’ve been around for a while but this year we’re seeing an explosion of these short, power-packed, emotionally compelling animated videos. Explainer videos usually have no talking heads or live footage.

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November Update: How to Apply Membership Growth Strategies in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

We recently wrapped up our Free Membership Growth Online Summit 2017, where five leading experts shared strategies for increasing membership growth. Access the recordings here and learn about more of our upcoming webinars. november-update

The Benefits of Nonprofit Coworking

NonProfit Hub

Coworking spaces have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and now most cities have an array of options for organizations looking for an affordable place to work.

Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Asking people to simply make a donation or sign a petition is no longer enough for that small, but powerful segment of volunteers who want to do more: super advocates! Super advocates, volunteers, ambassadors, or whatever you might call them, are the most committed to an organization’s cause, and live on the top rungs of the engagement ladder.

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How to Evaluate Your Fit with the Executive Director


Having a strong partnership with the Executive Director of the board you are considering joining is one of the most important things that influences whether someone has a rewarding board experience. Most Executive Directors in the nonprofit community are smart, committed and highly professional.

How to Create a Prosperous Fundraising Campaign

John Haydon

My son and I go camping with the Boy Scouts almost every month. Even in the winter.

Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Wild Apricot Blog

Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples. Nonprofit-Marketing

A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

Connection Cafe

For 5 years the Blackbaud Institute has brought together experts in the nonprofit sector to speak on a wide variety of topics. From donor retention to nonprofit marketing to organizational leadership, every ebook is an invaluable resource.

4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017

NonProfit Hub

Five years ago, at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City, #GivingTuesday started as a response to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday crazes that follow Thanksgiving.

#GiftsforGood ???? A Hashtag for Holiday Shopping That Benefits Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to PayPal Holiday Research 2017 , 63% of consumers are more likely to shop from a store that will donate a percentage of their proceeds to a cause.

The 3 Best Instagram Strategies For Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re struggling to get results, or simply starting from scratch, I’m going to show you the three best Instagram strategies for nonprofits I’ve seen get more likes and followers. Instagram

Introducing #museumfitness, a Side Project where Art & Athletics Mix

Museum 2.0

When I have a day to myself, there are two things I like to do most in this world: work. work out. To celebrate the confluence between these passions, some buddies and I have started an instagram account called @museumfitness. We are posting short museum-based exercise videos each week.

A Winning Strategy to Conquer Your P2P Challenges

Connection Cafe

The latest Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study is hot off the presses. This annual report is a P2P fundraiser’s data best friend and strategy companion. A favorite use of the Study is to find areas where your P2P campaign is excelling so you can celebrate this success with colleagues and volunteers.

Our EveryAction Hero: National Women's Law Center


Since 1972, the National Women’s Law Center has worked tirelessly to protect and advance the progress of women and girls in virtually every aspect of their lives. In recent months, fueled by the increasingly polarizing political and social climate, the National Women’s Law Center has become a pivotal player in the resistance movement.

The Art Of Leading By Looking Ahead

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead , gives readers practical guidance and concrete techniques to help leaders become more visionary.

11 Time Tracking Software Tools Nonprofits Swear By

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're looking for a better way to fill out time sheets, here are 11 easy-to-use (and free) time tracking software tools that can completely automate the process for you. Time-Tracking

Reimagining Museums with Latin America Leading the Way

Museum 2.0

Earlier this month, I went to a conference that renewed my faith in conferences. I first sensed the difference at the front door. There wasn't one. Instead, I walked into a lush garden in the middle of the city. Courageous speakers from dozens of countries described bold, participatory projects.

Infographic: Year-End Giving Secrets to Inspire Your Donors

Donor Search

Did you know 25-35% of giving takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s? It’s true! To help you get ahead of the curve this end-of-year season, MobileCause is letting you in on strategic secrets to help you raise more during your year-end giving campaign. Check out MobileCause’s infographic below for data-backed tips on developing your smartest… Annual Giving

What Will Your 2018 Digital Strategy Look Like?


Each nonprofit has a unique approach to how they how they fund their digital strategy, build digital teams, and set their digital strategy goals. We want to hear about it! Online Advocacy Nonprofit fundraising Social Media Marketing

Get More Control Over Revenue and Operations

Vertex Systems

Trying to manage staff utilization can often feel like a see-saw. Periods of idle work (no billable services taking place) are often juxtaposed with periods of more work than they can possibly handle. Over-delivery wastes resources and time.

Best Leadership Book Of 2016

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Soon, I will announce my choice for best book about leadership for 2017. In the meantime, let's flash back to last year's winner. Here is that blog post from about a year ago.

Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Asking people to simply make a donation or sign a petition is no longer enough for that small, but powerful segment of volunteers who want to do more: super advocates! Super advocates, volunteers, ambassadors, or whatever you might call them, are the most committed to an organization’s cause, and live on the top rungs of the engagement ladder.

How Nonprofits Can Engage an Audience Through Storytelling

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Strategy Consultant. Storytelling is a strategic tool that has been used since the beginning of humanity to transmit a meaningful message to others. Through stories, people can speak out their minds, share wisdom, and pass information to others.