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P2P Fundraising: Expanding Beyond the Fundraising Event

Connection Cafe

Peer-to-peer fundraising or P2P fundraising is a style of fundraising where an organization recruits supporters to solicit donations from their friends and family on behalf of that nonprofit.

What I Learned About Philanthropy, Fundraising, and Social Impact at IFCAsia in Bangkok

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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How to Nail the Soft Skills of Fundraising: The Face-to-Face Ask

Connection Cafe

Does the thought of making a six figure ask make your palms sweat? Take heart fellow fundraiser, practice makes perfect. Or, to put it another way, confidence breeds competence. Asking is part art and part science. Solid Face-to-face fundraising requires: A true understanding of your donor.

Hot Association Jobs – July 12


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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Want to Work at the MAH? Now's Your Chance.

Museum 2.0

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community. We're expanding beyond our walls this summer with the opening of Abbott Square. We are dreaming big, reaching out, and going deep.

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How Do You Inspire Visitors to Take Action After They Leave?

Museum 2.0

This month, we opened a new exhibition at the MAH, Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and Foster Youth Museum (brief video clip from opening night here ).

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Hear it From the Experts

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Blackbaud Institute. The word philanthropy is derived from the Greek meaning “love of humanity”. It’s a perfect definition for the sector and the people who power it.

[New Report] 3 Key Findings for University Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud recently released its fifth annual Charitable Giving Report, and it offers major lessons for institutions of higher education looking to increase fundraising capacity over the coming years.

An Offline Social Media Exercise That Improves Online Content

Tech Soup Blog

For the Professional Social Media class I teach at Sonoma State University , I created an exercise designed to help folks practice both content creation and looking at metrics.

Creating A Global Network of Capacity Builders for Social Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve always benefited from learning from colleagues who do nonprofit technology training and capacity but often we come from the same perspective.

15 Utterly Insane Fundraising Ideas People Actually Thought Would Work (And 3 That Do)

Wild Apricot Blog

I was on a thread recently where folks listed some of the craziest suggestions they’ve received from well-meaning know-it-alls. I thought I’d share 15 of the most utterly insane ones. And to make up for it, at the end of this post I share three simple, yet highly effective strategies from some of the best fundraisers I’ve come across. Fundraising fundraising-ideas

How to Assemble a Stellar Board of Directors

NonProfit Hub

It’s important to take a good first step in developing an efficient and cohesive setting for your board of directors to set up shop and pave the way for your nonprofit to thrive. It’s also required. Even if your nonprofit has all volunteers and no staff, a board of directors is a must.

How to Engage Everyday Instagram Influencers and Reach Millennial Donors

Connection Cafe

Instagram is here to stay. All organizations should definitely get on board with as strong an Instagram game as they have on Facebook and Twitter. In order to do this, however, you’ll need to play the influencer game—connecting with everyday influencers. But don’t be scared— jump in!

Nonprofit Websites: 5 Ways to Keep Them Fresh

Tech Soup Blog

A website is the most important part of your nonprofit's presence online, followed by email and social media. It is the online hub where people can learn about your work in a deep way, make donations, sign up for your email list, review volunteer opportunities, and much more.

Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Gavin St. Last week, I was honored to do several workshops hosted by the Fund for Santa Barbara on how nonprofits can link a culture of well being to outcomes based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

Successful Leaders Connect With Their Employees Individually. Here's How.

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here, from the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader , are some tips on how, as a leader, you can connect with your individual team members : Send cards on their birthdays and anniversary-of-joining dates. Keep yourself updated with what's happening in their personal lives.

3 Tips You Can’t Ignore in Connecting with Gen Z

NonProfit Hub

Marketers are constantly striving to understand the habits of their target audience. What are your habits? What do you like? What do you believe? What influences your decisions? Why do you drive 15 minutes out of your way to shop at one grocery store over another? Nonprofit organizations are often in the same boat as they look to engage new audiences and motivate them to action. What inspires you? What do you connect with? What makes you share a message or visual?

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The Issue with Nonprofit Overhead and How to Change the Conversation

Connection Cafe

The common question I’ve heard over the years is this: “How do I get donors to realize the importance of paying for what are considered overhead costs?”

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Record Highs for Gifts to Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

I don't usually wait with bated breath for annual giving trends and studies. But this year was different.

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An Ingenious Texting Bot from @SFMOMA

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As we enter the age of automation, more and more nonprofits are using bots. If bots are designed well, they can have impact.

Wild Apricot Wins Award for Top 5 Easy to Use Membership Management Software

Wild Apricot Blog

It’s with great pleasure that Software Advice, one of the top software review sites, just awarded us their Top Five spot for Ease of Use when it comes to membership management software. Award SoftwareAdvice

How to Manage Social Media During Your Summer Vacation

John Haydon

If you’re like the participants in a recent Harvard study, you work during vacation. You may even skip vacation like the 35% who work over 50 hours a week. The thing is, we’re not machines. We’re animals. And like most animals, we need to rest, unplug, and reset.

Nonprofit Feasibility Studies: 6 Game-Changing Best Practices

Connection Cafe

The debate surrounding nonprofit feasibility studies can sometimes pose interesting questions: Do nonprofits need to conduct them to host successful capital campaigns? Are they worth the cost?

Treat Your Website Project Like an Investment Rather than an Expense

Tech Soup Blog

Every day, cultural and nonprofit institutions face unique challenges while working towards a mission with a small technical staff and digital budget. Limited money, revolving staff, and regulatory pressures require that visionaries think ahead of their competition.

FAQ – Why would a nonprofit board want ME as a board member? What do I have to offer?


Thinking about joining a nonprofit board but not sure where to begin? Many BoardAssist candidates start by reading our book Giving Back , downloadable from the top of every page of our website. Don’t have the time to read our whole booklet on what to think about before joining a board? That’s where our new FAQ blog series comes in.

This Formula Tells You When Your Association Will Die (and what to do about it)

Wild Apricot Blog

Are you worried your association is dying off? Member engagement expert Sarah Sladek gives you a formula that will predict your organization's life expectancy, and shows you how to ensure your association continues to thrive. Sarah-Sladek membership-growth membership attrition leadership member-retention association

How to Talk to Your Constituency

NonProfit Hub

Communication is key. You’ve heard it before, and you’re surely going to hear it again. And while it may be glaringly obvious and overused, there is a reason you’ve heard this didactic little phrase from every teacher, manager or counselor you’ve ever had. Communication is undeniably important.

Nonprofit Crowdfunding: 5 Pro-Tips

Connection Cafe

As more and more donors familiarize themselves with crowdfunding, they’re finding it’s a convenient way to donate to their favorite organizations. And if you’re a nonprofit, there’s a lot to think about when you’re about to launch a crowdfunding campaign.

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Using Insights on Charitable Giving to Help Further Your Mission

Tech Soup Blog

Have you ever wondered if people are donating more or less to causes similar to yours or how and when they are most likely to donate? Have you thought about how data can help glean insights that support your mission?

7 Steps to Recycling Your Best Content

John Haydon

Trying to figure out what to post on Facebook can often feel like a sharp stick in the eye. You have to understand your fans, analyze what they like, and publish updates that will engage fans. It’s not easy. But you’ve done it before.

9 Chamber of Commerce Software Solutions That Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot Blog

If you want to spend more time building local businesses up and less time managing the administrative work of your Chamber, Chamber of Commerce software may be for you — here's everything you need to know about Chamber of Commerce software, along with 9 options and how to evaluate between them. chamber of commerce

4 Resources to Transform Your Nonprofit’s Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

There are more than 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations in the United States, comprised of churches, neighborhood associations, universities and charitable organizations. If you’re one of those nonprofits, you’re likely on a tight budget so you can use the most funds possible to achieve your organization’s goals. That means you might not have a full-time marketing person (or even a part-time one!) and a few goals to get your marketing strategy off the ground effectively.

5 Healthcare Philanthropy Tips for CEOs

Connection Cafe

As proven through the many years of partnership we have had with healthcare philanthropies, it is no surprise that we have seen many foundations faced with very similar challenges.

Learning Resources for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

Earlier this year, we told you about all the resources available at TechSoup for learning to use technology. But what if you need more? Finding Quick Technology Answers Beyond TechSoup.