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Advocacy & Facebook Political Ads: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Connection Cafe

What’s up with Facebook Political Ads? If you use Facebook, you probably have noticed how the news feed presents political or issue-related ads.

3 Reasons Why Pinterest Is Still Relevant for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell . Julia Campbell is social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.


Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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Who are We Protecting?

Museum 2.0

I remember the exact moment when I snapped. I was at an informal talk by a visitor research professional from a large American art museum. The presenter was a few minutes in, setting context about a recent rebranding effort at her institution.

Facebook Fundraising Tools Now Allow Monthly Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the soon-to-be-released 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report , 18% of donors worldwide have donated to a nonprofit through Facebook Fundraising Tools. Of those, 40% say they are very likely to donate again directly through Facebook. 48% say they are somewhat likely.

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Age of Automation and Nonprofits: Hiv.Gov ChatBot, Bots in Workplace, and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here is a recent roundup of articles, blog posts, and research on the “Age of Automation” and what it means for nonprofits.

How to Bounce Back When You’re Told No

NonProfit Hub

Here’s a hard truth: at some point, if it hasn’t happened already, a potential donor will tell you “no” when you ask for money. It stings, but it’s a normal part of life in the nonprofit sector. And while this may feel like the end of the world at first, with the right attitude , you can turn that rejection into a positive learning experience. First thing’s first, it’s important to identify the different types of “no”—sometimes not all hope is lost.


Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

CSR trends point to the rise of skills-based volunteerism. The 2017 CECP Giving in Numbers reports that more than 50% of companies have developed skills-based volunteer programs to support community and business goals.

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These 5 Website Mistakes Could be Costing You Donors


Online giving has seen consistent year over year growth, but 66% of nonprofits are worried that they are missing out on opportunities for digital fundraising. By avoiding these five common mistakes, you can ensure that your organization isn't leaving any money on the table.

Healthy Tips for Graphic Designers

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you are looking out for some great tips for designing the perfect logo, then you can check the following mind-blowing tips to get started with your work. Fetch Inspirations. Being a graphic designer or a logo designer is not easy work as it sounds like.

How to Own Your Executive Director Role

NonProfit Hub

One of the hardest parts of starting a new job is becoming comfortable with your position and all that it entails. Onboarding processes are helpful, but they can’t make you completely accustomed to your role. Owning your role take time and a whole lot of practice; it can several months to truly get in the swing of things. If you’re the executive director your role becomes harder still: you need to be a good manager while maintaining an appropriate and consistent face for your organization.

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Get more Online Donations: 3 Reasons Why Your Main Online Donation Page Should Take After Chinese Takeout

Connection Cafe

When I transitioned from just a for-profit body of knowledge to a nonprofit body of knowledge, one of the first tasks I had ahead of me was understanding the donation page. To those in the nonprofit space, it seems like a straight-forward thing: This is the place they can come donate online.

Highlights: EveryAction @ Netroots 2018


We just got back from Netroots Nation 2018, where we were thrilled to connect with hundreds of progressive organizers and strategists who are driving the progressive movement.

Guide to Migration from Oracle to PostgreSQL

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Oracle and PostgreSQL are the most powerful and popular object-relational DBMS. Both of them are supplied with a lot of advanced features and wide range of administration and development tools.

How to Maintain Donor Engagement Between Asks

NonProfit Hub

Remember when you first went off to college and pretty much only called your parents to ask (okay, beg) for money? Well, your mom and dad still had to love you unconditionally, but if you do the same thing to your donors, they probably won’t stick around. Interacting with your donors between asks will increase their loyalty to your organization, generate repeat donations and lead to strong, lifelong bonds. Here’s how: Thank them.

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Goal Setting for Your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group. If Skip the resolutions and let’s talk about goal setting for your nonprofit.

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Securing Your Patients’ Next Gifts with Donor Welcome Kits

Connection Cafe

As most hospital foundations might know, getting the first donation from a patient is often the easy part 1. Where it gets difficult is securing the second and successive gifts. . There are primarily 3 factors that explain this challenge: .

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Understanding SEO in 2018


Scroll down for some of the real gold. See here for the full intro and explanation. Photo by Marten Newhall on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

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Most Popular CMS WordPress for Web Development

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

One of the easy ways to make a website or blog is by using the WordPress. This is one of the most popular tools for web designing in today’s world. The WordPress web will offers users to create a blog on their website and also provide the various types of tools which perform various functions.

3 Nonprofit Newsletters You Need in Your Inbox

NonProfit Hub

It can be tough to convince yourself to subscribe to a newsletter—especially if you already have dozens of them flooding your inbox each week. But there are reasons why we and millions of others subscribe: they provide useful, concise information; we know when to expect them; they can be sleek and pretty. It seems like just about every company on the planet has a newsletter now-a-days, but there are some that are just plain better. Here are a few of our favorites. Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori


Yash Mori is a progressive digital organizer and video producer. He has worked for a diverse slate of progressive campaigns and organizations, including Hillary for America, United We Dream, the Latino Victory Fund, and How did you get your start in digital organizing? I grew up in North Carolina and I became politically active when one of my best friends got a deportation order — an order of removal. Before that, I wasn't politically active at all.

Building Windows in Philanthropy: 4 Benefits of a Culture of Transparency

Connection Cafe

“You’d make a better door than window,” my father said as I once again positioned my 7-year-old self squarely in front of the television. While it was meant to be funny, his remark was a call to action: become transparent or move aside.

Strategies for Nonprofits to Plan and Manage a Successful Leadership Transition

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Charlaina Baker Spring 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Nonprofit executives play a critical role in the performance of the organizations they lead. Executive turnover can be tumultuous and costly for an organization in terms of money and effectiveness.

The UR5: The Robotic Arm of Choice

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The popularity of the robotic arm as an effective and efficient help in manufacturing has led to an increase in its adoption by numerous manufacturing entities. Additionally, the modern robotic arm is a collaborative robot that works well in environments it has to interact with human beings.

How and When to Let a Volunteer Go

NonProfit Hub

Chances are, as a nonprofit manager, firing volunteers ranks very low on your list of job duties. However, as with any relationship, sometimes you have no choice but to cut ties. Letting a volunteer go is uncomfortable, difficult and downright awkward, but hopefully we can alleviate some of that weirdness with these tips. Preventative measures. Most volunteers are competent and cooperative, so if you do a solid job throughout your screening process , firing them should be a very rare occurrence.

Agency ERP Software – Making the Complicated as Easy as 1-2-3

Vertex Systems

Rehab organizations and the various processes that allow them to operate have become much more complicated than they were just a few short decades ago.

PCI Compliance: Is Your Website Keeping Your Constituent Data Safe?

Connection Cafe

As the web has matured, breaches to personal information have become more and more common place.

EveryAction @ Bridge and Netroots


Summer conferences are in full swing and we’ll be at TWO of them this week! You can find the EveryAction team at the Bridge Conference in National Harbor and Netroots in New Orleans. We’d love to see you, so come by and say hello! Bridge Conference. Party]. Going to be at the Bridge Conference? Join the EveryAction team on Wednesday from 5 to 7 at the Gaylord Hotel to “Wine” down! We’ll have snacks, drinks, and great conversation with other nonprofit pros like you.

Tips On Finding Discount Auto Parts

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

A great many people who are hoping to discover rebate car parts are shopping to purchase parts to repair a vehicle they are reestablishing.

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[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Gina Trimarco

NonProfit Hub

In this episode, Gina Trimarco and Randy Hawthorne discuss the importance of running your organization like a business, no matter its tax classification. They talk leadership transitions, the importance of human understanding and, of course, they share about a million laughs. Gina Trimarco , CEO/Founder of Pivot10 Results and Carolina Improv Company, is a serial entrepreneur, speaker and trainer with 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, operations and people training.

Paper Scraps and Sticky Notes: Potential HIPAA Violations

Vertex Systems

Everyone loves sticky notes and scraps of paper: they’re incredibly useful when you need to jot down a phone number or other info that’s being given to you while you’re on the phone.

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Acquiring Patients and Donors: Trust is the Foundation

Connection Cafe

Trust is an essential component to building a brand that engages patients, consumers, families, volunteers, and donors with your organization.