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#MyGivingStory Contest 2018

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am thrilled to be a judge for #MyGivingStory 2018! So, of course, I want to encourage you to share your giving story and compete for cash grants for your favorite nonprofit organization.

How Hello Museum Builds Intimate Community in one of the Biggest Cities in the World

Museum 2.0

When I tell stories about how the MAH builds community, I emphasize the importance of deep partnerships and relationship-building. We connect with people both professionally and personally, at the museum and on the street. Colleagues from bigger cities often ask: is this approach relevant to us?

Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am incredibly excited to let you know that earlier this month we announced that Betsy Beaumon , Benetech’s current president, will be taking over as CEO of Benetech. Betsy is a recognized social entrepreneur who has dedicated much of her career to changing the world with software. Our board and I are looking forward to Betsy leading Benetech to even greater impact.

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Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I was got to work on a week-long service trip in Cusco, Peru as part of Wake: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange #Tech2empower program where womwn in who work in technology volunteer to share their professional skills and knowledge with women-run business owners.

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VisionLink

Reconnecting Friends and Family During the chaos and dislocation of the California fires, we are honored to deploy Safe and Well for the American Red Cross. Read here for a local story, and local authorities' request to use Safe and Well, as we all work together to reconnect friends and family. link] To go to Safe and Well directly: Safeandwell.org

Turning a New #GivingTuesday Donor into a Lifetime Donor

Connection Cafe

As a millennial, I prefer to pay costs monthly—even if that means spending a little more. And I’m not alone. 92% of millennials have active service subscriptions. Embracing a subscription-based lifestyle has changed my spending habits. I no longer ask, “What’s the total cost?”

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not.

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Want to Co-Create an Exhibition on a Hot Issue? Introducing the Community Issue Exhibition Toolkit

Museum 2.0

Two years ago, our team at the MAH embarked on our most challenging co-creation project ever. We partnered with foster youth, former foster youth, artists, and community advocates to create an exhibition that used art to spark action on issues facing foster youth. Short story: we learned a lot.

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The New Era of Year-End Giving Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Many nonprofits rely on year-end campaigns to fund their organization. While some tried and true strategies exist, 2018 will have a twist that nonprofit organizations need to plan for as they establish their end-of-year giving campaigns. Setting a Specific Goal.

Should Your Nonprofit Start a Print Publication?

NonProfit Hub

Digital communication is convenient, but there’s something personal and unique about holding a print publication in your hands now-a-days. You may have to carve out a little extra room in your budget, but usually it’s worth it.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6,057 donors completed the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey and based on their responses, the donor community worldwide is made up of primarily women (65%) who have a liberal ideology (53%) , characterize themselves as religious (72%), and give between ($101-$1,000 USD) annually (43%).

Facebook Groups for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know

John Haydon

Tired of the lackluster response on Facebook because you’re struggling to get your nonprofit’s posts to even show up in your followers’ feeds? Well, you’re not alone.

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Making the Switch – 5 Best Practices for a Successful CRM Implementation

Connection Cafe

Implementing a CRM solution is a critical step in setting up your institution for success.

The Pros and Cons of Nonprofit Grants

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Whenever I find myself with a few hours of free time, I like to consult nonprofit professionals to help make their organizations more robust and self-sufficient.

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What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Email deliverability is an important metric for nonprofit fundraisers and digital staff to track, especially in the time leading up to major digital fundraising days, such as Giving Tuesday. Between 2016 and 2017, spam rates rose for nonprofits across the board, averaging at 24.16% for the year.

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[Free Webinar] 10 Website and Email Marketing Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: January 8, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot Blog

Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples. year-end-giving-campaign year-end-giving

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 73: Tips for a Terrific #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday is approaching rapidly. What should your organization be doing to get ready? What should you be planning for the day of #GivingTuesday, and do you have plans for the day after? This episode explores these questions and more.

How to Read the Minds of Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Whenever I’m asked to choose an icebreaker question at a networking event, I fall back on an old favorite: If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

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5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study.

5 Ways Online Collaboration Can Help Your Nonprofit Succeed

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katherine Turner , Digital Marketing Specialist at Cureo , a nonprofit collaboration software that helps nonprofits and communities work better, together.

Why Marketing Doesn’t Grow Communities (And Three Things You Can Do Instead)

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn to grow your membership more easily with these three strategies from membership expert Joy Duling

Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

Connection Cafe

As the calendar ticks down towards the end of the year, the fundraising focus shifts to #GivingTuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, a philanthropic response to the commercial shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit Website

NonProfit Hub

Now more than ever, a sleek and functional website is essential to your nonprofit’s brand. Things as seemingly trivial as a long load time, lack of mobile compatibility or dated design could be enough to stunt your site’s growth.

How Board Members Can Support their Executive Director: An Executive Director’s Wish List

BoardAssist

As New York’s leading personalized board matching service, folks come to BoardAssist asking us for a board they can join where they can be a true agent of change. Once placed with their dream board, one of the questions we are most often asked is “how can I support my nonprofit’s leadership?”

Leadership And Business Quotes From Former U.S. Presidents

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my favorite leadership and business quotes from former U.S.

34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in the month of November

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 73: Tips for a Terrific #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday is approaching rapidly. What should your organization be doing to get ready? What should you be planning for the day of #GivingTuesday, and do you have plans for the day after? This episode explores these questions and more.

3 Ways to Gauge the Success of Your Next Fundraiser

NonProfit Hub

As fundraising professionals, we’ve all experienced that awkward moment when a VIP donor comes up with the “best fundraising idea ever” and, in reality, it’s much closer to the worst idea.

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Our Main Responsibility as Values-Based Leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Seth Cothrun Class 9, American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center. In August, I was fortunate enough to spend a week at the Aspen Institute. Along with 14 other global nonprofit leaders , I was selected as an American Express Leadership Academy Aspen 2.0 Fellow.

The Power In Brevity

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I’ll soon publish a full review of Scott Belsky’s new book, The Messy Middle: Finding your way through the hardest and most crucial part of any bold venture. In the meantime, here is some great advice from Belsky about the power in brevity : Shorter emails get faster response times.

The 3-Step Playbook to SEO Keyword Research

Wild Apricot Blog

Start getting your nonprofit to #1 in Google with advice from digital marketing expert Farhad Chikhiwala

3 Ways to Stand Out This #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

Giving Tuesday is a day that all nonprofits circle on their calendar each year. It’s the global day dedicated to charitable giving, and celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. In 2017, 2.5

Takeaways From the Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

NonProfit Hub

Last year over 1,300 organizations responded to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s year-end Nonprofit Fundraising Survey (NFS). This annual report collects data on everything from overall sector growth, to fundraising goals, to regional data, to projections for the future.

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'I Can Honestly Say That My Life Has Changed Dramatically With Public Allies'

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Prisma Paredes Class 12 Public Ally. What I have learned in Public Allies: · Social justice. Data rescue. Networking. Public speaking. Advocating for myself. I felt like I was stuck working in a place with no more room to grow and develop. I didn’t know what my next step was going to be. I was working mixed shifts at Starbucks, wondering what the next challenge would be.

Leadership Gems From John C. Maxwell

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The real gems in John C. Maxwell's book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect , are the abundant leadership and communication quotes , such as these: T o add value to others, one must first value others. People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.