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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 90: Increasing Engagement with Digital Innovation

Connection Cafe

Cheryl Contee, CEO of Do Big Things and author of the upcoming book “Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Success,” joins the podcast to talk about digital innovation and how it can be used to increase stakeholder and supporter engagement.

How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

NonProfit Hub

Turning one-time volunteers into longtime volunteers isn’t easy. That’s why establishing a sustainable, organized and engaging volunteer program should be one of your organization’s top priorities.

Why You Should Stop Trying to Save the World

Connection Cafe

I get it. You’re committed to making a difference in the world. You love you what you do and you’re good at it. But you struggle with finding the right balance between your work and having a fulfilling personal life.

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Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

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Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies. We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, other states will be added as necessary.

Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I presented a session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice. We each tackled a different aspect of resilience.

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Sharing Power, Holding Expertise: The Future of Authority Revisited

Museum 2.0

This week, I've had multiple conversations with colleagues in the arts, symphonies, and urban planning about the fear professionals have about "losing control" when opening up new opportunities for people to participate.

10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

How’s the morale in your office? Are your staff members excited to work together? Or are you plagued with high turnover? How your staff feel about their work affects your bottom line, as donors and volunteers are turned off by a revolving door of staff members.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Equal Rights Advocates. Before I get to the topic of using posters to make your workshops or meeting more interactive (and fun), I want to wish you a Happy International Women’s Day!

Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

How Small Nonprofits Can Acquire Major Donors

NonProfit Hub

Just because your organization is small doesn’t mean it can’t bring in big donors. In fact, some of your best prospects might be right under your nose. These tips will help you find major donors by capitalizing on the connections you already have and expanding your reach in the community.

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What Fundraisers Can Learn from Direct Marketing

Connection Cafe

Prior to working at Blackbaud, I spent 10 years working in annual giving. I’m embarrassed to admit that it hadn’t occurred to me in those years that all my work in annual giving was really direct marketing.

9 Ways to Improve Your Next Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Daniella Dowiak is an account manager at Cathexis Partners. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than ten years. With a deep understanding of nonprofits’ limited resources, she is passionate about helping organizations get the most out of their technology.

Getting Your Business Covered Against Cyberattacks

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Protecting your business against cyberattacks is vitally important for ensuring the continuous safe practice of your investment. All businesses have the threat of cyberattacks looming over their networks throughout the world and a successful attack can cause unthinkable amounts of damage.

How SMBs Can Use Corporate Responsibility Software to Increase Sales

Givinga

Most small and medium businesses understand how important corporate responsibility (CR) is to employees and customers. It’s a due diligence task that big businesses have been working on for years and that SMBs are now making more of an effort to break into.

5 Tips to Write a Captivating Crowdfunding Description

NonProfit Hub

Whether you work for a small staff or you’re a bigger nonprofit with a clever new idea, crowdfunding can help you put your plans in motion. Crowdfunding platforms such as Kickstarter and Go Fund Me have shown great potential in terms of helping ambitious teams bring their visions to fruition.

5 Ways Mobile Giving Can Boost Your Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Christy Noel is the Vice President of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause where she advises nonprofits to accelerate their fundraising and engagement efforts through giving and marketing strategies via digital technologies.

7 Apps That Can Help You Hunt And Buy A House

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

When you want to buy a house, you might want to try the convenience brought by technology to help you with the home buying process. Well, you don’t have to look for apps anymore, we’ve listed the top apps that can help enhance your experience. APM Mobile.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it.

How to Get More Subscribers for Your Digital Newsletter

NonProfit Hub

Here’s the cold, hard truth: people won’t care about your newsletter unless you make them. That means going above and beyond to grow your list by being strategic about how you promote it. Follow these suggestions to step up your newsletter marketing game. Your pop-up matters.

Your 4-Step Recipe for Donor Prospecting Success

Connection Cafe

Prospect researchers are up to their ears in data—and usually with requests. Responding to individual needs probably occupies most of your day but reacting to requests is not the best way to spend your time.

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8 Online Social Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand.

What Did Companies That Outsourced IT Requirements Got With This Service?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The idea is to start by saying that outsourcing any part of your business can be a challenging process to start with. This is especially true because nowadays you will be able to find quantities of information digitally.

4 Corporate Social Responsibility Facts SMBs Need to Know

Givinga

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) refers to all the initiatives businesses take on to make a positive impact on the world around them.

Nonprofit Membership Programs: A How-To Guide

NonProfit Hub

If you’re looking for new ways to keep your supporters engaged, consider launching a membership program. Both parties benefit here, as member fees can provide long-term financial support for your organization while supporters receive additional engagement opportunities and special perks.

Why You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s Funding Horizons

Connection Cafe

This piece originally appeared in “The Right Mix: How Diverse Income Models Influence Giving” by the Blackbaud Institute. Download the full report to learn how to develop a stable, sustainable, and supported organization.

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Does The $1.80 Marketing Strategy Actually Work On LinkedIn?

Nonprofits Source

There’s been a lot of talk recently about the $1.80 strategy on LinkedIn, most notably from Gary Vaynerchuk. If you’re skeptical don’t be because the strategy works.

The Importance of Case Management Software for Law Firms

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Introduction. Today the importance of case management software has increased due to the growing number of law firms. We have seen that most law suits are taken care either by a single lawyer or a big law firm.

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Catch EveryAction at NTC 2019

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Want to meet EveryAction at this year's NTC? You've come to the right place for all our panels, demos, and happy hours. We have panels on everything from fundraising automation to donor acquisition and vendor client relationships.

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What Tax Season Means for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Tax season is officially upon us! Filling out the paperwork for an individual tax return is one thing, but filing taxes for an organization is something else entirely. If this is your organization’s first tax season, or if you just want some helpful tips, we’ve got you covered. Taxes?

Generous Donors Continue to Grow Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

In our last Charitable Giving Report, we entered 2018 with a first look at answers to heady questions swirling around the sector. How was philanthropy affected by the tumult surrounding us?

How to Solicit Corporate Sponsorships The Right Way

Wild Apricot Blog

Soliciting corporate sponsorships doesn't have to be hard. Here are 3 simple steps to help you secure more sponsors

How Do I Protect my Network Security

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The importance of protecting Network Security cannot be overemphasized. Those who want to improve network security are aware that there are always new holes in the bulkhead that a hacker will exploit a user who is in a hurry.

Be Verbal About Being Thankful

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You and your team may not hit your revenue or profit goals this year. Or, perhaps your organization won't accomplish all its non-financial goals during in 2019. But, as a leader, you likely still have plenty to be thankful for within your workplace. So, be thankful.

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Online Marketing: 10 Things Nonprofits Should Consider

NonProfit Hub

It’s hard to know if you’re doing everything you can to maximize your online marketing efforts. Let’s start with these 10 ideas to cover the basics. Does your homepage inspire action? You have a very finite amount of time to prove why someone should remain on your website.

Lead Like a Girl

Connection Cafe

“Like a Girl” is a phrase we often hear to demean and deride, either consciously or not. Whether they are playing a sport or reacting to an awkward social situation, boys and girls alike are teased that they are running, throwing or crying “like a girl.”

3 Reasons You Need to Attend PersoniFest 2019

Wild Apricot Blog

Personifest 2019 is just around the corner, and here are 3 reasons why you should be there

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3 Practices to Follow When Modernizing the Legacy Applications

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Legacy applications are the mere backbone of the important part of the modern companies. However, they need a lot of maintenance and financial investments to keep them up and running.