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The Keys to Conducting Feasibility Studies for Fundraising Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Conducting a comprehensive feasibility study is a critical first step in every major fundraising effort. I think of it as determining how much water is in the pool before you “dive in” to a fundraising campaign. It’s hard to find a nonprofit executive who would disagree with this logic.

6 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site Secure from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Chuck Spidell , Nonprofit WordPress Security Expert at ILLUSIO. If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be.

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10 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

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This is the first post in a year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning. Our family has several New Year’s rituals, including a nature hike. This year we hiked by Pacific Ocean near Moss Bay.(Pictured Pictured above).

Chantal Sheehan : Nonprofiteer Turned Nonprofit Numbers Nerd

NonProfit Hub

Last year at Cause Camp, I laughed when speaker and fellow nonprofiteer Rachel Muir called herself a “recovering nonprofit executive director.” I laughed because that describes me to a tee. My path to #nonprofitlife was winding at best.

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5 Ways Custom eLearning Can Supercharge Your Sales Team Productivities

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Custom eLearning can come in handy, whether you are to train an existing sales team or have been meaning to hire

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 130: Setting Your Organization Up for Fundraising Success in 2020

Connection Cafe

The new year is always a time for planning and looking ahead, and that’s true for organizations as well as individuals.

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7 Important Things to Consider when Blogging for Full-Time Income

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It’s impossible to keep track of the number of active blogs. Some estimates put the grand total at more than 50 million.

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How to Keep Your Email Subscribers Engaged

NonProfit Hub

When you work as an email marketer, you need to expect a certain amount of email unsubscribes each year. But if your list gets smaller and smaller all the time, you need to stop and rethink what you’re doing.

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Twitter for Nonprofits: Does Your Organization Really Need to Tweet?

Wild Apricot

For some nonprofits, Twitter is the perfect platform to grow their community, while others are better off putting their efforts elsewhere. Is Twitter right for your organization

Breaking Giving Day Records at Brown University

Connection Cafe

In 2018, higher education institutions accounted for a third of all #GivingTuesday revenue , and many of those institutions additionally raised millions of dollars on their other designated giving days.

Digital Storytelling to Access, Attract and Activate U.S. Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Elizabeth Ngonzi , Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs and Former CEO of Afrika Tikkun USA. Please follow Ms. Ngonzi on Twitter and LinkedIn and register for her upcoming on March 24, Digital Storytelling to Access, Attract and Activate U.S. Donors.

Hulu Plus vs Netflix: Which Streaming Service Should I Use?

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As the Hulu Vs Netflix debate rages on, here are a few factors you should consider before choosing either What is streaming?

Top reasons for using YouTube is a source of marketing for business 

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Whether a person is running an industrial unit or small business, YouTube is the global platform for promotion. When a new product is launched in the market, then its marketing is essential for business growth.

40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in January 2020 that the internet has to offer

Sharing the Love: 5 Tips for Gathering New Email Addresses and Donors with Valentines

Connection Cafe

Back in 2014 the donor relations team at Cincinnati Children’s was getting a lot of requests. Our generous community – including lots of schools – wanted to send our patients paper valentines. As hard as it was to say no, we cannot accept paper valentines due to infection concerns.

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5 Call-to-Actions for Your Nonprofit’s Donation Confirmation Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Noel , Vice President of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause – a company that pioneered text-to-donate and also offers an extensive suite of online, mobile and event fundraising solutions.

15 Best Torrent Sites for Games in 2020

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Gaming is a very good way of whiling away time with friends. In order to make it even more exciting, you want to learn to play the latest games. This is the only way you will sharpen your skills. However, finding and downloading the latest games can be very expensive. There are many sites offering.

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5 Elements Of A Good Goal

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The more specific you can be about your goal, the greater your level of success will be," explain authors Tom Pandola and James W. Bird , in their book, Light A Fire Under Your Business.

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12 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your New Member Orientation

Wild Apricot

New member orientation doesn’t have to be boring. With these orientation tips and activities, your organization can welcome new members smoothly and easily, inspiring member engagement and retaining them longer

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 129: Measuring Impact on the SDGs

Connection Cafe

The U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the set of 17 global goals adopted by 193 U.N. member states to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet, provide a common roadmap for organizations to measure impact.

[FREE WEBINAR] Using Online Tools to Uplevel Your Live Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: MobileCause. In-person fundraising events are wonderful ways to help organizations meet new donors, establish trust and, of course, raise money.

6 Practical and Easy marketing tips for Tech Startups

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It’s an interesting time for startups the world over. Thanks to rapidly advancing technology and the internet, it has never been easier to launch a lean company. On the other hand, there are so many new companies coming in (and out of existence) daily that it’s hard to stand out.

7 Steps For Telling A Good Story

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence , a good story includes these seven elements: Has a clear moral or purpose. Has a personal connection to the storyteller and/or the audience. Includes common reference points the audience can understand.

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Fundraising Trends: 6 Modern Strategies to Consider for 2020

Wild Apricot

The most effective fundraising trends change from year to year. In 2020, here are the ones we predict will be most effective

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 128: Building a Sustainer Giving Program

Connection Cafe

Sustainer giving programs provide donors an easy, automatic way to donate while also giving organizations a reliable source of income. In fact, research by the Blackbaud Institute revealed that sustained givers can increase giving to an organization by as much as 300% over two years.

10 Best CouchTuner alternatives to Watch TV Series Online

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It goes without saying that nearly all movie enthusiasts are familiar with CouchTuner website, a platform that offers a great movie collection and TV series. CouchTuner has gained popularity due to its HD quality movies and outstanding user interface. The Official CouchTuner Site has shut down!

4 Steps For Providing Effective Feedback

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver.

How to Make Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Great in Under Five Hours

Wild Apricot

Ready to join the world of Facebook for nonprofits? Here's a step-by-step guide to setting up, managing and making the most of a Facebook page for your nonprofit, club or association

Making the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Website: Understanding the Basics

Connection Cafe

A nonprofit’s website is one of its most valuable assets. If you’re heading into 2020 unsure of the state of your site, it might be time for a refresh! Your organization’s website should be fulfilling a few vital functions: Communicating your mission and work. Sharing updates and information on your campaigns or projects. Engaging supporters (and attracting new ones) with storytelling techniques. Facilitating online donations, sign-ups, pledges, and more.

Online Fundraising: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Be Compliant

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Sharon Cody , Partnership Manager at Harbor Compliance , a leading provider of compliance solutions for nonprofits. Sharon’s 30+ years in the nonprofit sector have made her passionate about educating nonprofits on the role of compliance as both a best practice and an industry differentiator.

What to stream this weekend on Netflix

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It’s the festive season, which for some people, means spending time binge-watching some shows on Netflix. Here’s a list of the top 15 shows we think you will like.

Looking Back At 2019

Gyrus

Each year that flies by has something new to teach us. As we step into 2020, let's take a moment to refresh

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5 Leadership Books To Read This Winter

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stumped for what business books to add to your winter reading list? Here are five must-read books for leaders well worth adding to your list: Lead With A Story -- A Guide To Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire.

4 New Year’s Resolutions for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

2020 is here! And while many of us are busy making our personal New Year’s resolutions, we should also be thinking of how to be more successful , well-rounded cultural executives. Now is the ideal time to reflect on last year and set your course for the N ew Y ear and new decade. To help, here are some thought-starters from the Blackbaud Arts & Cultural team – along with a sneak-peek at what we have planned for 2020 so far. . . Personally Thank Your Visitors , Members and Donors .

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Everything Your Organization Needs to Know About In-Kind Donations

Wild Apricot

In-kind donations can help you grow your fundraising, stretch your resources, and build your community. But how do you get in-kind donations? In this guide, I'll show you how to solicit, record, acknowledge, and report these gifts

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The Upcoming Nintendo Games in 2020

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Looking for games to play on Nintendo in 2020? Here’s a list of the top 5 games you should look out for What is gaming? In a nutshell, gaming simply refers to the action of playing video games.

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