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Prioritize Your Fundraising Efforts with the New Spring Issue of npENGAGE Magazine

Connection Cafe

Fundraisers know the importance of a single moment. Every moment you hold your donors’ attention is vital to building their engagement and support of your cause.

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5 Lessons Learned from Donating to 25 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you have donated to a nonprofit within the last 12 months, then please take the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report !

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Who Really Sees You on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Are you a small nonprofit trying to make the most of social media? M+R wants to help you! Read the post below about how to measure your reach, and then join our training on how to boost it: Social Media for Social Justice: How to inspire and be seen .

New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails?

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Migrating recurring donors to a new system

Robert Weiner

Credit card image from Ed Ivanushkin. A client is migrating to new Association Management Software, which will entail changing their credit card processor.

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How to Hold the Keys to Strong Nonprofit Leadership (And Use Them!)

NonProfit Hub

You could have a perfect balance in the world, but if you’re standing and relying on unstable ground, eventually it’ll all come crashing down. This concept is true for real houses and card houses alike.

Introducing the TechSoup Ambassador Program

Tech Soup Blog

For years, TechSoup supporters have said to us, "I love TechSoup; what can I do to help?" " We present you the TechSoup Ambassador Program , TechSoup's very own volunteer program and community.

LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now

SocialFish

If you read this blog, you know I tend to be sort of a glass-half-empty kind of gal. I prefer to think of myself as a realist rather than a pessimist, but hey–someone has to be the downer, right?

Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause. They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause.

6 Proven Best Practices for Your Sustained Giving Program

Connection Cafe

Recurring donations aren’t a new concept. In fact, we have long been speaking about their merits.

3 Simple Truths About Getting Your Nonprofit Noticed

NonProfit Hub

From improving literacy to helping communities recover after natural disasters, nonprofits take on vital roles to do good in the world. There are currently over 1.5 million nonprofits registered in the United States, which includes private foundations, public charities, chambers of commerce and civic leagues. These nonprofit organizations each have a unique and powerful mission to serve their community and the world at large.

How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

Wild Apricot Blog

New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

SocialFish

By Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US.

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How to Get 1300 Advocates to Capitol Hill [HINT: It’s more than just practice]

Connection Cafe

“ Use your voice.” To practitioners in the citizen engagement realm, the phrase is as well-worn and tired as, well, [insert your own well-worn and tired simile here]. The phrase oft appears in emails, social media posts and is ever-present in web copy.

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Guide to the Best Free Nonprofit Webinars

NonProfit Hub

If you’re involved in the nonprofit world and haven’t been to any good webinars, you’re missing out—big. The webinar format embraces many of the things that make the internet such a great forum for education: Webinars are a low-cost, high-impact way to reach hundreds of individuals and provide education. But what are webinars, exactly? Basically, webinars are detailed, hands-on video training from an acknowledged expert, engagingly delivered to you in the comfort of your own home or office space.

15 Brilliant Ways Word of Mouth Marketing Can Grow Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

In this article, I’ll share 15 time-tested tactics for encouraging word of mouth conversations, and give you tips on how to encourage people to spread the word about your organization. Marketing word-of-mouth

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How Social Media Can Make You Healthier

SocialFish

Since the Internet first went public, people have been using message groups, bulletin boards and forums to form communities dedicated to losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle.

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7 Best Practices to Engage and Retain Donors for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Last month I wrote about the challenge of donor fatigue and donor retention, which gets to the heart of how nonprofits are building relationships with their financial supporters.

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

“We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”. Let that sink in for a moment. It’s a big statement, a big goal. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices.

Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

Finding grants for your nonprofit organization is a lot like shopping for a pair of jeans. They come in all shapes and sizes, require some self-reflection and can be an incredibly time-consuming process. And maybe it’s not your favorite thing to do.

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5 Ways to Reach New Donors Online

Wild Apricot Blog

Many nonprofits miss out on donations by not having the right online presence. To help you, Jasmine Marrow, the director of nonprofit strategy at GuideStar, the world’s largest database of nonprofit information, shows you five ways to reach donors online. Jasmine-Marrow online-presence online-profile Fundraising donations donors nonprofits

Mark Your Calendars – SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017

SocialFish

Come to The Solar Foundation ’s seventh annual Summer Solstice event on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC! SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017. Hogan Lovells, LLP, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC. June 22. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Join us at The Solar Foundation’s 7th annual Summer Solstice!

Building Your Grantseeking Program: Setting Measurable Objectives

Tech Soup Blog

Whether you manage a nonprofit organization, an educational institution, or a government agency, there is one truth that is self-evident. It's that establishing realistic objectives for your grants program is always a bit of a guessing game.

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How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

You’re probably already aware that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook now lets some nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ?

Why Nonprofits Should Celebrate National Bike to Work Day

Frogloop

Now that we’re well into spring season, it’s the perfect time to participate in National Bike to Work Week, with National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th!

Hot Association Jobs This Week – May 17

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.

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Successful Volunteer Teams Have These Four Types of People

Wild Apricot Blog

There are four types of people, or personas that make for successful volunteer teams. I'll guide you through each of their motivations, which tasks they're best suited for, their behaviors, strengths, and opportunities. volunteering volunteer-teams

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Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

Like many nonprofits and social enterprises you may be scratching your head and wondering how an Instagram presence can help you contribute to social good in a creative and heroic way. With all the noise out there, how can you be sure that your efforts are even moving the needle for your cause?

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How to Ask for New Technology for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

The median nonprofit technology budget is around 2 percent of our total operating budgets across all organization sizes these days. So it's no wonder that it's hard to ask your boss for the new technology your organization needs. There may be a way, though.

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Marketing Your Fundraising Event – 5 Creative Strategies

John Haydon

Marketing your fundraising event is arguably one of the most important aspects of holding a fundraiser. If you don’t promote your event, how will people know about it? And if no one knows about it, how will you receive donations?

Hot Association Jobs This Week – May 8

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.

37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 36 for June 2017. webinars nonprofit

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6 Technology Tips for Community Foundations to Engage Millennial Donors

Connection Cafe

Advancements in technology are accelerating the rate at which our world is changing, transforming the way people connect , learn, and engage with each other. In philanthropy, we have seen the shift from checkbook philanthropy to results-driven philanthropy.