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A Look at 3 Unconscious Biases That Affect Nonprofit Board Decision-Making

NonProfit PRO

Here are three unconscious biases and mental shortcuts seen in boardroom relationships, their impact and strategies to manage them.

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[Free Webinar] Mastering Fundraising Metrics: Achieving Your Nonprofit’s Revenue Goals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Are you tired of grappling with fundraising metrics that seem disconnected from your nonprofit’s goals? Join this free one-hour webinar on July 30 to revolutionize your approach to fundraising metrics! Discover how to design, implement, and manage metrics that are not only meaningful but also practical in enhancing your fundraising strategies and hitting your organization’s revenue goals.

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Make Space—Lighten the Load for Your Heavy Lifters

.orgSource

Stuff is falling off your plate. You’re surrounded by a scary pile of responsibilities. You could delegate. But you don’t have the time to bring another staffer up to speed. Or you might hire new talent, but an opportunity to interview and onboard seems as elusive as a vacation day. Unfortunately, this Catch 22 is standard operating procedure in some associations.

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Protection for Non-profit Educational Institutions

NonProfit PRO

Philadelphia Insurance Companies provides specialized, innovative protection to educational institutions in the non-profit and human services space. Coverages include private, academic, religious, vocational and charter schools. PHLY offers separate limits for General Liability, Educators Professional and Cyber Liability, Abuse & Molestation. Learn more.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Board Revolution: Rethinking Nonprofit Governance for Organizational Impact

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: June 13, 2024 Summary: When it comes to nonprofit governance, the status quo isn’t working. Board members feel undervalued and disengaged, EDs are overwhelmed, and organizations don’t have the strategic leadership they need. In this session, we look at nonprofit governance from a fresh perspective that puts your organization’s purpose front and […] The post Board Revolution: Rethinking Nonprofit Governance for Organizational Impact appeared first on CharityVillage.

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More Revenue Streams Needed Now Than 24 Months Ago

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofits face continual financial pressures around revenue streams, with 57% of financial managers saying they need somewhat or much more stable cash flow, and nearly 7 in 10 sharing that they need more revenue streams today than they did two years ago. That need for additional revenue streams comes at a time when 56% of nonprofit financial managers say their organization have at least six funding sources, and 28% have at least 10.

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How to Use Audience Data for More Sponsorship Sales

The Sponsorship Collective

If you want to stop having your emails deleted, phone calls ignored and proposal thrown in the shredder it is essential that you get started in gathering data on your audience immediately. There is a gap in approach and knowledge between brands and sponsorship seekers.

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Grant application and review practices for more equitable and inclusive funding 

Candid

In 2022, giving by foundations grew to more than $105 billion , accounting for more than 20% of total U.S. charitable giving. The significant role foundations play in advancing the social good underscores the need to incorporate equitable and inclusive grant application and review practices. Grantseekers look to grantmaking organizations to demonstrate their commitment to fairness before applying for funding.

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Applications are now open for the British Columbia Community Prosperity Fund

Charity Village

The Vancouver Foundation, in partnership with the Government of B.C., Community Foundations of Canada, and over 50 local community foundations, announced that applications are now open for the Community Prosperity Fund. The Fund will provide up to three years of funding for the ongoing work of organizations across B.C. with funding decisions made by local […] The post Applications are now open for the British Columbia Community Prosperity Fund appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Maximizing Admissions Checklists for Successful Enrollment

sgEngage

As a former admissions director, I know firsthand the hard work and expense associated with getting candidates to consider your school. At the outset, it is essential to craft the right message to convey your mission and values. Then you need to identify the right students and deliver that message to those families at the right time using the right marketing channels.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Former Nonprofit CFO Charged With Embezzling Tens of Millions of Dollars

NonProfit PRO

The former chief financial officer for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy was charged with bank fraud and wire fraud in federal court.

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The Hottest Activations from May 2024

The Sponsorship Collective

Well, boys and girls, festival season is officially upon us, meaning that the sponsorship activations are coming hot and fast. We’re also getting into summer movie season, so there are lots of fun examples of how brands used sponsorship to promote themselves. Here are my favorites from May 2024.

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Will Google’s AI Overview Kill Web Traffic?

Forum One

Last month, Google announced it would begin providing “AI Overviews,” combining their traditional search results with generative AI to provide a summary “answer” at the top of search results, rather than simply showing relevant links to search queries. The change, though not a surprise, raises concerns about potential drops in search traffic–if Google starts “doing the Googling for you” will traffic to websites plummet?

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Legal: 5 Considerations When A Bequest Is Challenged

The NonProfit Times

By Kevin W. Weigand You’ve just learned that one of your largest donors has passed away and left a sizeable portion of her estate to your organization. The bequest will be transformational. Budgetary concerns will ease, and the organization will be in a better position to fulfill its mission on a wider scale. And then you are served with a lawsuit. Your donor’s daughter is unhappy because the inheritance she expected is leaving the family and going to charity.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Leading the Charge: Why Strong Leadership is Crucial for Nonprofits

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Leading the Charge: Why Strong Leadership is Crucial for Nonprofits Welcome back to our series on the top five reasons why nonprofits fail. Today, we’re diving into the critical issue of leadership, or rather, the lack thereof. It’s time to shine a light on why having heroes at the helm is not just beneficial but essential for the success and sustainability of any nonprofit organization.

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Halt Declining Retention Rates with These Creative and Effective Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Discover the secrets to boosting donor retention and revitalizing your nonprofit in this guide, "Unlock the Secrets of Nonprofit Success: A Strategic Guide to Boost Your Donor Retention Game." Increasing donor retention rates by just 10% can result in a substantial 200% surge in the lifetime value of donors according to the Harvard Business Review. How can we counter the national decline in donor retention?

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The Ultimate Sponsorship Prospecting Formula

The Sponsorship Collective

One of the main reasons people reach out to sponsorship consultants like myself is for help with prospecting. I can completely understand that, as figuring out who to contact and where to start can be quite difficult to determine, especially for first-time sponsorship seekers.

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3 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Point of Sale System

Nonprofits Source

Nonprofits can benefit from using various software tools, such as constituent relationship management solutions (CRMs), marketing software, and more. However, most don’t consider point of sale (POS) systems as a contender for their tech toolboxes. Generally, POS systems are associated with businesses — just think of clothing stores, cafes, and grocery stores, which need POS tools to run successfully.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Recruiting: Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers

Donorbox

Building a talented and passionate team is an essential step toward ensuring your nonprofit creates real change. However, almost three-quarters of nonprofits are currently facing job vacancies. This is where a strong nonprofit recruiting strategy makes a difference. In this article, we’ll explore the advantages, hurdles, and effective strategies for attracting top talent for your […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Recruiting: Board Members, Staff, and Volunteers appeared f

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A Complete Guide to Creating a Donation Page (with Examples)

Double the Donation

Picture this: You’ve just led a successful marketing campaign that earned high engagement rates on social media and through email. You see traffic coming to your website, but for some reason, supporters seem to stop at the final hurdle: your donation page.

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Former Nonprofit Chief Financial Officer Charged With Embezzling Tens of Millions of Dollars

NonProfit PRO

The former chief financial officer for the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy was charged with bank fraud and wire fraud in federal court.

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Organizations invited to apply for the Enabling Accessibility Fund to increase accessibility in communities across Canada

Charity Village

Employment and Social Development Canada invites organizations to apply for funding under the Enabling Accessibility Fund – Small Projects Component for projects that make communities and workplaces across Canada more accessible for persons with disabilities. The Fund creates more opportunities for persons with disabilities to take part in community activities, programs and services, and access […] The post Organizations invited to apply for the Enabling Accessibility Fund to increas

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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Blackbaud Settles With California For $6.75 Million

The NonProfit Times

Blackbaud has now settled with all 50 states and the District of Columbia regarding the May 2020 data breach which has cost the firm millions in legal costs and fines. Blackbaud settled with the State of California for $6.75 million, which is still subject to court approval. That brings the total to $56.25 million to settle with the states and another $3 million to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Creating Effective Donor Personas – A Guide for Nonprofits

Donorbox

How well do you really know your donors? Understanding your donors is key to creating effective fundraising appeals. Developing a donor persona – or a set of donor personas – is a great way to help key organizational stakeholders understand donor behavior better. In this post, we’ll share tips and tools to help you identify […] The post Creating Effective Donor Personas – A Guide for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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An Inside Look at Crafting a Strong Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Allegiance Group

Your nonprofit needs compelling marketing to engage new and existing supporters to boost brand awareness, cultivate donors, motivate them to volunteer, and more. Many nonprofits across the country see great results from their marketing efforts. For example, the truth Initiative leverages a multi-step SMS, email, and social messaging campaign to spread awareness of—and stop—the sale of tobacco in Walgreens.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO): A Guide for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Only 37% of nonprofits implement a search engine optimization strategy. Let’s explore how SEO can boost your online presence.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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1 in 4 children globally live in severe food poverty due to ongoing crises, UNICEF reports

Charity Village

UNICEF released the Child Food Poverty: Addressing nutrition deprivation in early childhood report, which found that 1 in 4 children under the age of 5 are experiencing severe child food poverty. The effects of this make these children 50% more likely to experience wasting, a life-threatening form of malnutrition. The report analyzes the impacts and […] The post 1 in 4 children globally live in severe food poverty due to ongoing crises, UNICEF reports appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Five tips for bringing your nonprofit’s Candid profile to life 

Candid

With over 1.8 million nonprofit organizations in the United States alone , it can be hard to get noticed by potential donors and funders. One place where a few minutes’ effort can make a big impact is your nonprofit’s Candid profile. By updating your profile, you can enhance what millions of potential donors see about your nonprofit. The information you share goes beyond your Candid profile; it also appears across a range of channels that integrate information from these profiles, including seve

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How to Start a Nonprofit in Louisiana

Donorbox

Louisiana is more than Mardi Gras and Cajun cuisine. This state is home to over 23,000 nonprofit organizations that impact the lives of its citizens and the parishes where they live. In this article, we provide a step-by-step process to help you start a new nonprofit in Louisiana and ensure you understand how to form […] The post How to Start a Nonprofit in Louisiana appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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5 Essential Elements for Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability

DonorPerfect

There are a lot of good organizations working to help society and one of the biggest challenges many of them face is making the transition from surviving to thriving. By prioritizing growing your community, you can find sustainability for your nonprofit. Way easier said than done, obviously! But the road to a reliable future for Read More » The post 5 Essential Elements for Nonprofit Growth and Sustainability appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.