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Bringing Up the Next Generation of Faithful Supporters

Connection Cafe

This past summer, I was fortunate enough to acquire tickets to the PGA Championship in Charlotte. My husband and I made plans to go for the day and our 4-year-old son would spend the day with his grandparents.

How to Hold Volunteers Accountable

NonProfit Hub

For many of us, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organizations. They staff our fundraisers, set up for our events, spread the word in our communities and so much more. In some cases, nonprofits are run entirely by volunteers.

GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: GivingTuesday India. In the US, GivingTuesday is after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday and marks the start of the year-end giving.

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6 Reasons Why People Do Not Give to Charity

Nonprofit Tech for Good

7,106 people worldwide participated in the survey for the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. Of those, 1,049 responded that they had not given to charity within the last 12 months.

The Best Nonprofit Media Campaigns of 2018 (So Far)

NonProfit Hub

As the end of 2018 approaches, we’ve gathered a collection of the best nonprofit media campaigns from the first 10 months of the year. Whether these organizations are raising money, spreading awareness or trying to create a movement, they’ve all put a unique spin on traditional mass media marketing.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner! Whether you’re still putting together your plan, or just double checking to make sure that everything is ready to go, here are seven tips to decrease your stress and increase your fundraising this year.

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Modern Wellbeing: Infographic from Kaleido Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click Image to See Original Image in Larger Size. This infographic is titled “ Modern Wellbeing ” was created by Jeremiah Owyang and his business partner Jessica Groopman from Kaleido Insights.

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3 Must-Know Stats about Gen Z Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand.

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7 Fall Fundraiser Ideas

NonProfit Hub

The leaves are changing, the air is chilly and you can’t escape the smell of bonfire no matter where you go—it must be fall!

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

Recap: Twitter #GivingTuesdayMyths Chat Hosted by Salesforce Foundation

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday Allison Fine and I participated in a chat hosted by the Salesforce Foundation and moderated by Emily Goodstein on the topic “GivingTuesday Myths.”

How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day

Connection Cafe

“We had been struggling with Giving Tuesday for a number of years, and our leadership just kept coming back to it.

Great News! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report Has Secured Sponsorship

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As production begins on the fourth edition of the Global NGO Technology Report , Nonprofit Tech for Good is thrilled to announce that a new sponsor has been secured.

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation.

Sexual Assault: Resources for Families and Tips for Self-Care

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: When United Way Worldwide colleague Neil Parekh shared this piece earlier this week, I asked if he would publish as a guest post on my blog. I know it was a difficult piece for Neil to write and appreciate him sharing this. TRIGGER WARNING.

Giving Days Down Under: Five Key Steps for a Successful #GivingDay

Connection Cafe

At this point, nearly every university in the US has run or is considering starting a giving day. Of course, this trend started or was inspired by #GivingTuesday and some universities do participate in the day.

How Your Nonprofit Can Tap Into the Power of App and Web-based Push Notifications

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Sajan Devshi from Learndojo , a nonprofit educational website that specializes in providing free A-level and GCSE resources to students, teachers, and parents.

Is It Time to Hire an Executive Director?

NonProfit Hub

One of the most difficult decisions to make as a new or existing nonprofit is whether to hire an executive director. Many nonprofits start with this position, whether they’re the founder of the organization or they were brought in to provide leadership and wisdom.

5 Steps to Turning Strangers Into Members and Members Into Advocates

Wild Apricot Blog

Follow these five steps from marketing strategist Amy Jacobus to bring your potential supporters down the marketing funnel and turn them into raving fans

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits with an eye towards our next book. Most recently, we co-wrote an op-ed for the Chronicle of Philanthropy on the age of automation and it implications for fundraisers.

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Return on Mission: A Framework to Measure Success at Philanthropic Organizations

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit organization, which factor do you believe best showcases the success of your mission? Overhead to program expense ratio. Having money left over to reinvest at the end of the year. Programmatic statistics related to mission impact.

Top Facebook Blunders That Hurt Year-End Fundraising

John Haydon

Can you believe it? Summer flew by, and now we’re headed right into year-end fundraising season. If you’re like most nonprofits, you will raise most of your money during the last three months of the year, particularly between Thanksgiving and December 31st when the big ball drops.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote.

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What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit. If you want to keep your organization afloat, it helps to know how many of them fail, where they fail and why. This isn’t meant to be taken as gospel—we certainly can’t tell the future. But being aware of the statistics can aid in your decision making, so take a look at the stability and prevalence of nonprofits nationwide. How many nonprofits fail?

How to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Instagram Following

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're planning on starting a nonprofit Instagram and aren't sure where to begin, Lilach Bullock, social media expert, has you covered. nonprofit-instagram-strategy nonprofit-instagram

Why Fundraising Asks are Essential to Your Faith-Based Organization

Connection Cafe

Many faith-based organizations worry about making fundraising asks. They think that because they have a religious mission, making direct asks of donors is somehow unethical or will damage their reputation. Other faith-based nonprofits focus solely on making group asks from the pulpit, or through mass-communication mediums like direct mail or e-mail.

Smart Bequest Fundraising – The Liberating Truth

John Haydon

You are going to die. And probably sooner than you think. Not a great way to start a conversation is it? To hear some people talk about it, you’d think communicating with donors about bequests is like some kind of cruel, death-obsessed whack in the face.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

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Advice from Nonprofit Hub’s “What’s Next?” Guests

NonProfit Hub

Over the summer, we launched our What’s Next? podcast in hopes of preparing our readers for the years to come. We’ve had some awesome guests so far. Here’s what they’ve had to say. Kishshana Palmer : “Sink or swim” Kishshana Palmer believes that within the next decade, the nonprofit sector will reach a fork in the road. Organizations will either thrive by inventing new problem-solving ideas, or fall behind if they get stuck “limping behind innovation.”

The Ultimate Guide To Text-To-Give Fundraising

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you dipped your toes into the world of text-to-give fundraising? Whether you've tried it yet or not, we have the ultimate guide to help you succeed. text-to-give-fundraising text-to-donate text-to-give

The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Giving

Connection Cafe

In working with dozens of faith-focused organizations on year-end giving programs, I have found that there are five basic rules that must guide your strategy if you want to steadily increase year-end giving each and every year: Rule #1: Make Sure Your Message is Consistent. The first rule for strong generosity at the end of the year is that the message of your year-end campaign needs to be consistent with your message throughout the year.

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How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Marc Pitman

NonProfit Hub

What’s Next? is a Hubcast series that tackles the future of the nonprofit industry head on. In each episode, host and Nonprofit Hub executive director Randy Hawthorne interviews an industry leader with a unique perspective on a number of different issues, and what they mean for nonprofit professionals like you. In this episode, Marc Pitman and host Randy Hawthorne talk about the impending leadership transition crisis facing the nonprofit workforce.

7 Giving Tuesday Ideas To Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're hoping to create a great experience for donors this Giving Tuesday, check out this list of ideas to inspire you. giving-tuesday-ideas giving-tuesday

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The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Life Cycle

Connection Cafe

Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work. Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though. Churches and dioceses think about “members,” while religious schools think about “students,” “families,” and “alumni.” Other faith-based organizations talk about “donors,” but wonder about how to solicit donations while still honoring their higher calling.

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Importance of digital media marketing

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you understand the importance of digital marketing and looking for a professional agency that offers best digital marketing and reputation management services to generate more leads and increase ROI for your business then you should only take on the services of the best digital marketing agency.