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Trainer’s Notebook: A Great Training Starts with A Great Icebreaker

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

During the summer, I’ve been designing workshops based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and Emerging Leaders Playbook. A great training always start with a great opening or icebreaker. Icebreakers are discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax.

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Taking Major Gifts Online: Tactics for Going Digital

Connection Cafe

Years ago, I was hired to launch an nonprofit’s online communications and digital fundraising program, but there was a lot of resistance to incorporating major donors into the online program.

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5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

Connection Cafe

I have a confession to make. I used to believe that online average gift size was a vanity metric. It made for interesting tweets and blog post headlines about online giving trends, but it wasn’t very useful. Over time I’ve learned to love the online average gift size metric.

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Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this week, I was honored to do a webinar for Soapbox Engage about self-care and bringing a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-. You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve.

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7 Ways to Avoid Fundraising Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Sam Livingston. Note from Beth: This week I’ve been in Finland at the invitation of the US Embassy to do trainings. On August 14th, I’m doing a FREE webinar with Soapbox Engage on how to raise more money and not burnout.

What Associations Need to Know About Facebook’s API Changes

SocialFish

Ah, Facebook–that social network I love to hate , even though my career kind of depends on using it.

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Guest Post by Seema Rao: How Museums Can Resist Racism and Oppression

Museum 2.0

This guest post was written by Seema Rao , a 2017 MuseumCamper and brilliant GLAM visitor advocate. Seema wrote it (original post here ) in response to her experience last week at MuseumCamp. followed by the painful news about racism-fueled rallies and mob violence in Charlottesville, VA.

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FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How does the board matching process work? How long does it take?

BoardAssist

Ready to join a board but worried that the process of finding the right one may be be a major project taking a lot of your time? We hope we can address this concern in our new blog series on the most frequently asked questions we hear from candidates considering joining a nonprofit board.

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5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again!

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Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, I was invited to participate in a staff “Lunch and Learn,” by Connor Diemand-Yauman , CEO of Philanthropy University , about building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace and capacity building.

Hot Association Jobs – Week of August 9

SocialFish

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. .

How Nonprofits Are Successfully Using Chatbots

Tech Soup Blog

Whether they're to serve up content, answer questions, or bolster fundraising efforts, chatbots hold great promise for nonprofits and charities. And although chatbots are relatively new to the nonprofit community, some organizations are already using them in interesting and innovative ways.

5 New Facebook Page Features You Probably Missed [Video Tutorial]

John Haydon

Over the past few months Facebook has added several new Facebook Page Features including video covers and linking Groups. Of course you’re busy so you may have missed the memo. At the bottom of this post is a quick video tour of: 1.

Understanding Charitable Tax Deduction Legislation

Connection Cafe

The charitable tax deduction is 100 years old. Yes, 100 years old. It was enacted in 1917 to encourage private philanthropy after individual income taxes were increased to help pay for the United States’ effort in World War I.

Purchasing Fundraising Software: A Small Shop’s Guide

SocialFish

It’s inevitable that as your organization continues to gain momentum and supporters, you’ll have to think about purchasing nonprofit fundraising software.

Make Your Nonprofit Website More Accessible with OpenAIR

Tech Soup Blog

Each year, Knowbility hosts OpenAIR (Accessibility Internet Rally). OpenAIR is an online event that provides mission-based organizations both with a new, professionally designed, accessible website that accommodates all visitors, and with expanded awareness about accessibility issues.

Welcome Emails: 10 Essential Elements For Every Nonprofit [INFOGRAPHIC]

John Haydon

Welcome emails are an essential part of your email marketing strategy. It’s that first impression a new donor or volunteer experiences. And that first experience often determines whether they’ll keep coming back.

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3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Needs Responsive Design

Connection Cafe

Did you know that organizations update their website, on average, every 2-4 years? While this seems to be quite frequent, and perhaps more often than some of you may like, if you think about your website in terms of technology, four years is a very long time!

What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Advantages and Disadvantages of Nonprofits You May Have Overlooked

Wild Apricot Blog

Many people jump into a nonprofit career without understanding what it actually takes to thrive in the nonprofit world. Unfortunately it’s those same people who burn out quickly. Not to be discouraged though, a good understanding of what’s to come will allow you to manage your expectations and plan for a successful, impactful career in the nonprofit world. webinars nonprofits

AI with a Social Impact: The Top 5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Explore Chatbots

Tech Soup Blog

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new tech craze, and everyone wants in. From self-driving vehicles to Alexa, our lives are slowly transforming as a result of constantly changing and improving AI.

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Use Nonprofit Financials as a Strategic Decision-Making Tool

BoardAssist

Philanthropic New Yorkers come to BoardAssist every day looking to join a board where they can play a meaningful role – and “be the change” they want to see in the world.

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6 Elements of a Successful P2P Event Homepage

Connection Cafe

The homepage of your P2P event is the first page that most of your participants will see before they register. It’s your job to design a page that inspires action and participation quickly. Potential registrants are the main audience for this page.

How Your Nonprofit Can Benefit From Earned Income Opportunities

NonProfit Hub

It was always a dream of mine to become the executive director of a nonprofit organization. After developing the right relationships and building a career in marketing, that dream became a reality. My goal from there was to disrupt the nonprofit world and look at it through the lens of a business person. What I’m focused on is making a sector-wide shift from simply surviving to absolutely thriving. And part of that comes from looking at other ways you can bring in money to further your mission.

5 Steps to Create an Amazing Membership Website with No Technical Expertise

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's how to create an amazing membership website from scratch and without any technical expertise. membership website

Artificial Intelligence in Nonprofit Tech

Tech Soup Blog

Artificial intelligence or AI has the ring of important, complicated digital technology, but any of us using a cellphone or computer are using it every day. It is already embedded in a lot of the software we use daily.

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5 Simple Tips for a More Impressive Twitter Profile

John Haydon

Is your Twitter profile follow-worthy? Or are you unknowingly turning people away, leaving them confused or unimpressed? Your Twitter profile very is different from many other social profiles.

Building a Culture of Healthcare Philanthropy with Patients at the Center

Connection Cafe

We all know that patients are at the heart of everything healthcare organizations do.

[PODCAST] Four Steps to Major Gifts Cultivation | Ft. Amy Eisenstein

NonProfit Hub

Amy Eisenstein is an ACFRE certified development professional and fundraising consultant. She’s worked with nonprofits of all sizes for the last 15 years. Her specialty? Major gifts. When dealing with major gifts, it’s important to remember these four steps: 1. Have a private face-to-face meeting.

3 Common Legal Traps Nonprofits Fall Prey To

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you ever worried your nonprofit could have some hidden legal risks? Nonprofit attorney and strategist Erin McClarty shows you 3 common legal traps and how to avoid them. Erin-McClarty nonprofit-law legal-issues legal-traps nonprofit

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8 Nonprofit and Library Design Projects That Are on Point

Tech Soup Blog

Great design speaks for itself. These nonprofit designs are getting a lot of love on Behance — an Adobe site that allows designers to show off their work   —   and it ' s no wonder why.

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Top 10 Mistakes That Cause First-Time Donors to Leave [INFOGRAPHIC]

John Haydon

Any fundraiser will agree that keeping a first-time donor happy is cheaper than replacing that donor. In fact, attracting and acquiring a new donor is about 7 times more expensive than keeping an existing donor.

20 Resources for Your Year End Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that the end of the year presents a wealth of opportunity for nonprofit organizations. While the holiday season still feels far away, your organization has probably already started buckling down into end-of-the-year strategies, goals, and stress-induced planning.