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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?

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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The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

Connection Cafe

Sometimes, when we’re focused on the tactics of digital fundraising or communications, we can lose site of big trends which require a new strategic approach. And paying attention to the trends gains urgency as things change much faster than they used to.

Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.

Cause Awareness & Giving Day Campaigns for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days.

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Keeping your Nonprofit Safe and Happy Online: Dealing with Harassment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Many nonprofit social media managers are also serve as online community managers, supporting communities of their nonprofit’s fans and supporters on social media channels.

How to Create Powerful Email Drip Campaigns for Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

You probably already know that email is one of the most effective digital channels for fundraising and donor retention. Email is also powerful for nurturing relationships with peer-to-peer fundraisers. What is an Email Drip Campaign?

[Cool Infographic Friday] Tips for Great Storytelling

SocialFish

Love this one!! H/T Poppulo. Photo by Andrew Measham on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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Why It’s Important to Have Friends at Work

NonProfit Hub

Most of us spend 40 hours per week at our jobs. It’s probably pretty important that we like going into work then, right? Having a friend at work can help. According to studies, having a “best friend” at the office is a major key to workplace happiness. In fact, Gallup’s study found that those who said they have a best friend at work were up to 43 percent more likely to report having received recognition and praise for their work in the last week.

Growth Hacking Your Mission With People Power

Connection Cafe

Growth hacking: a process of rapid experimentation to identify the most efficient ways to grow a business (or cause!). An idea that has captured the attention of the startup tech sector is the notion of growth hacking, a way to quickly scale a business through rapid experimentation.

Every Nonprofit Hashtag in One Big List Plus The Best Hashtag Campaign I’ve Seen

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a list of all the nonprofit hashtags. I also included all the nonprofit Twitter chats and the best hashtag campaign I've seen. Nonprofit-Twitter Nonprofit-Hashtags

7 Simple Ways To Increase Donations For Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

Acquiring a new donor is more expensive than keeping a current donor. At least 5 times more expensive! Plus, the lifetime dollar value of a happy donor is way more than the value of a donor who only gives once (d’uh).

The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture

SocialFish

We’re excited to present a new webinar for the Foundation Center ! Here’s the description: At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule.

Why Competition in the Nonprofit Sector is Frustrating

NonProfit Hub

For a long time, the nonprofit sector was largely insulated from the pressures of competition common in the for-profit world. As more and more organizations enter the nonprofit arena, however, attention from donors and volunteers becomes increasingly precious.

A Nonprofit’s Guide to #GivingTuesday and End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Are you ready to navigate the busiest giving season of the year? To help you finalize your route to end of year fundraising success, I’ve broken down steps you can take to drive acquisition, cultivation, and participation, both during the holiday season and as 2018 begins.

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How to Choose the Right Domain Name for Your Nonprofit, Charity, or NGO

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit’s website and email campaigns are the foundation of your online brand and choosing the right domain for your website and email campaigns is critical to your organization’s online success.

Is Your Fundraising Appeal Turning Off Your Donor?

John Haydon

Most nonprofits love statistics. They remind staff and board members why their work matters. And statistics can be helpful when reporting outcomes or applying for grants. But using statistics can actually hurt your fundraising appeals.

Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

SocialFish

WHOO HOO! I am super excited to share with you our brand new Generations on-demand course. This is based on a really popular 4-hour in-person training that Jamie has been facilitating for a couple of years, and we’ve been wanting to figure out how to make it accessible to more people.

9 Powerful PTA Software Solutions That Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're in the market for PTA software, here's a list of 9 great PTA software tools that will save you time, money, and engage your members better. Parent-Teacher-Association PTA

Physicians and Philanthropy: Make it Easy and Make It Quick

Connection Cafe

This is not a new subject. We know that the number one influencer of patient giving is the physician. Many philosophies exist around physicians and grateful patient programs.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Amazon Alexa

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How CRM Software Catapults Your Fundraising to New Heights

John Haydon

The most common form of nonprofit software CRM software (Constituent Relationship Management). CRM software can help you organize your donor data and improve your communication strategies, but have you ever wondered how CRM software can help you excel at fundraising?

[Cool Infographic Friday] 51 Amazing Facts about WordPress

SocialFish

We love WordPress, SocialFish is built on it, so couldn’t resist this one. Tip o’ the hat to WebsiteBuilder for sending this along. Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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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.

5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!

Connection Cafe

Funding of public services is a national conversation. We don’t know where the funding is headed but I think we can all agree that changes are coming. Constant change is a reality in today’s environment but the volatility of the current environment has a lot of nonprofits concerned.

Essential Marketing Tip: Let Your Mission Statement Inspire Action

NonProfit Hub

What should be at the top of your priority list when starting a nonprofit? Making a kickass mission statement. Your mission statement is at the core of your nonprofit’s brand. It communicates why you do what you do and how you’re going to do it. You need something that will speak to the masses and inspire action. Here are a few tips on how to create one that stands on its own two feet. Let’s start with a standard definition. We have to know what a mission is and why we need one.

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How do I find the Right Board Culture for me?

BoardAssist

What’s one of the biggest reasons we hear regarding why board service did not work out for someone? A bad cultural fit with the rest of the board. Board service should be personally meaningful to you – but it should also be something that you enjoy.

On a National Day of Service, Public Allies Arizona Makes a Difference in a Phoenix Neighborhood

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Nedd Freeman Anderson Class 11 Public Ally. With rakes, trash-picker-uppers, brooms and wheelbarrows in hand, the newest class of Public Allies Arizona joined the staff of the Creighton Community Foundation on Oct.

Simple Ways to Analyze Nonprofit Email Performance

Connection Cafe

Four Terms. Two Equations. One Test. According to IBM, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day. What’s a quintillion? It looks like this—1,000,000,000,000,000,000. Now that’s why they call it Big Data. But, evaluating the performance of your email campaigns can be much simpler.

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Seven Tough Questions Leaders Ask Their Teams

Eric Jacobsen Blog

High-functioning and effective teams can disagree and still produce excellent products and results. Team members can also disagree and still care about each other. And, they can challenge each other to think differently. Best-selling leadership book authors Scott J.

4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis.

25 Must-Know Global Trends in Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is an annual research project that examines how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

The time has finally come to demystify Search Engine Optimization ( SEO) for nonprofits. In the last step of this digital marketing plan, we’re going to share SEO strategies and tactics we use to increase search rankings on Google.

Ethical Acts that Increase Donor Retention

Connection Cafe

For many fundraising professionals, the “ people give to people, not organizations ” concept is the foundation of their careers. Creating an impactful mission to strengthen the community isn’t the only influential piece of a fundraising plan.