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3 Volunteer Engagement Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

So often, we focus on what nonprofits can learn from corporations, whether it’s borrowing marketing best practices, taking an ROI-focused approach to measurement , or segmenting audiences with technology to fuel maximum engagement.

Six reasons why co-creation makes SURGE a transformative event


Guest post by Arianna Rehak. Editor’s disclosure: I’m speaking at Surge with Susan Cato of ASPB and Garth Jordan of HFMA about digital transformation, and it will be awesome, so you should attend!!

For sale for a cause: Edelweiss

Judi Sohn

For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. Update: Bid of $75 to Boston Area Gleaners in the comments. So if interested, please bid $100 or higher by 4/20! Next up for a donation for a great cause is Edelweiss.

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New Study Explores the Undeveloped Value of New Donors

Connection Cafe

The donor marketplace is changing in dramatic ways. Part one of the Blackbaud Institute’s Vital Signs report showed a sector that has both rebounded from and struggled with the immense technological, economic, and demographic disruption that has shaped the world since the Great Recession.

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The Facebook Scandal and What It Means for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source Facebook Blog – Click for Source.

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82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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Your Spring Fundraiser Checklist

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Give Lively. Spring fundraising season is upon us and the pressure is on for nonprofits to hit their goals at upcoming galas or events. Here’s a quick checklist to make sure your nonprofit is ready: Set expectations.

Five Great Ways to Get Your New Board Members on Board


Struggling with how to engage the fabulous new board members that your nonprofit has recently recruited? Here with all the answers in this week’s guest blog post is Randy Hawthorne from Nonprofit Hub. Thanks for the tips, Randy! Five Great Ways to Get Your New Board Members on Board.

Top Event Strategies for Major Donor Cultivation

Connection Cafe

Attaining donors is complex and requires a diverse set of strategies, so you shouldn’t expect to attract philanthropists with the same tactics you employ for lower-level donors.

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Announcing the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey is live through June 30 and available in five languages – ???????????? , English , français , português , and español. The results of the survey will be released on September 17 in the second edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report.

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4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

NonProfit Hub

April is National Volunteer Month! Yes, you heard that right: there is a whole month dedicated to honoring volunteers across the country.

3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM


Once you’ve made the decision to search for a new CRM for your nonprofit, the task can seem daunting. A new solution will need to offer all of the unique features that you require, taking the specifics of your organization’s size, structure, and mission into account.

PSA To Nonprofits: GDPR May Apply to You


Guest article by Beth Bacon, Director of Policy and Privacy, Public Interest Registry.

Maximizing Multichannel Fundraising for Higher Education

Connection Cafe

If you haven’t watched fundraising expert Joe Garecht’s Heating Up Multichannel Fundraising webinar or read his Raising Money through Multichannel Communications white paper, we highly recommend you do so.

Marketing Your Online Donation Page: The Essentials


A nonprofit’s donation page is perhaps the most important element of its website, right? Without an optimized page and form for your donors to quickly and easily complete, your ability to accept and grow your online donations is severely limited

The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

NonProfit Hub

There’s a HUGE elephant in the room staring you right in the face. As nonprofiteers, we often focus on the seemingly “attainable” gifts that are less scary than the elephant…major gifts. But guess what?

Happy or Sad Fundraising Stories: Which Works Best?

John Haydon

The single most important element of any fundraising campaign are the fundraising stories. Technology, your ad budget, or a fancy fundraising app will never replace solid fundraising stories based on the 4 P’s: Person: Your story is about one person with a problem that needs solving.

Summer Internships Through the WRP

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Summer is right around the corner and most college students are already thinking about what they're going to do when classes aren't in session.

One Person, One Household, One Key: The Benefits of Using a Unique Identifier on Your Constituent Records

Connection Cafe

A few times a year, my wife and I receive separate but identical mailings from the same nonprofit. The organization gets points for thoroughly reaching out to all constituents.

How to Attract and Keep More Monthly Donors


Monthly donor or sustainer programs are a relatively low-effort and high-impact way to increase donor retention and donor lifetime value, while also providing a steady and predictable stream of revenue that can help your nonprofit better budget and plan for the future.

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6 Ways to Generate More Media Coverage This Year

NonProfit Hub

When you launch a nonprofit, its beneficiaries claim your attention, and rightly so. The people you impact should be your first priority. However, to reach those people with education, resources and services, you need external aid from the press. Here are six ways to capture the interest of the press and earn media coverage to help you impact your local community. Build relationships with the press. If you want to affect the press, get to know the press.

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Facebook Scandal: Why Email Matters NOW More Than Ever

John Haydon

No doubt you’ve heard that Facebook and Cambridge Analytica used micro-targeted ads to influence US citizens’ voting decisions. Pretty scary stuff, from the social brand that “wants the world more open and connected” Will people leave Facebook in droves?

Agency Software Integration Can Help with Compliance

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Over the past few years, HIPAA and other state and federal laws that govern the security and safety of client health data are being updated more frequently.

Galvanize & Grow with Innovative Tactics to Attract & Retain Supporters

Connection Cafe

People power is thriving in 2018. Social justice and activism is on the rise, with people turning out in record numbers to make their voices heard. Every nonprofit relies on their supporters to take action, volunteer, and donate. If your digital engagement programs don’t help your organization stand out – prepare to fall short of your goals. And even worse, you may potentially turn off new supporters who are looking for ways to get involved.

5 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New CRM


We all aspire to live by the age-old mantra “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” but often we get so used to our familiar tools and processes that it can be difficult to know when to honestly evaluate them for broken parts.

New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Kristin Harvey ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management student. Nonprofits rely heavily on giving from private citizens to have the funds necessary to carry out their mission and strengthen their communities.

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Nonprofit Annual Reports: 7 Best Practices [Templates]

Donor Search

Every year nonprofits present their accomplishments and projects to their supporters and the general public in an annual report. An annual report details an organization’s mission, growth over the course of the year, projects that helped serve the community, statistics related to the organization’s cause, and much more. Ultimately, your organization’s annual report can be used to… Annual Giving Annual Reports

Doing More with Less – Increasing Utilization Rates and Service Billings

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. How would you go about increasing service billings and utilization rates without going on a hiring spree? What if you could reduce admin time to process by at least 25%?

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The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM


This is the Easiest Membership Card Template: Upload Contacts & Complete in 3 Minutes

Wild Apricot Blog

Everyone has a smartphone these days. That’s why many clubs and associations are switching from paper-printed membership cards (which are a big waste!) to digital membership cards. Here are the steps to get started yourself using Wild Apricot — the entire process only takes about three minutes

[Cool Infographic Friday] Women in Information Security


This is just a slice of data about a particular female role in tech in the corporate world, but I find this very interesting. Tip o’ the hat to SiegeMedia for the share and Varonis for the infographic. Photo by William Iven on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday Useful Data

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Don't Forget Your Middle-Layer Employees. Here's Why.

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, your focus may gravitate toward your lower level employees and your higher level employees on your team. But, don't forget your middle-layer employees who appreciate your attention and coaching, and your training and opportunities for new challenges.

How To Clarify Inconsistencies With An Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you’re having a difficult time clarifying inconsistencies you are hearing from an employee about a project’s/task’s progress, try asking these questions (or making these statements) the next time you meet with the employee: • Here’s what I see. Here’s what I hear you saying.

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