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3 Steps to Creating Your Perfect Advocacy Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

In the 400-odd days since Donald Trump’s inauguration, fundraising in the nonprofit space has been more competitive and chaotic than ever before.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?

8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018


Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace.

For Sale for a Cause: Forest Nymph

Judi Sohn

For an update of what I’m doing this year, read this post. I’m pleased to say that because I teased this one out on Facebook first, it already has a bid of $400! If this bid survives, the funds will go to Everytown for Gun Safety. If you would like to place a higher bid, you have until March 5th to leave a comment. The pattern is ‘Forest Nymph,’ another beautiful design by Alla Borisova.

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This is What the Participatory Museum Sounds Like

Museum 2.0

It's late in the afternoon. I'm cranking away on a grant proposal, when suddenly, a classical rendition of "All the Single Ladies" wafts up the stairs. In the office, colleagues lift their heads. "Is Is that.?" someone asks. Yup," another nods. We grin. This is the magic a piano in the lobby makes.

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Book Review: Work That Matters

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last month I was lucky enough to run into Maia Duerr who participated in Wake’s Tech2EmpowerUSA at a workshop I was facilitating on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. Maia Duerr recently published a book called “ Work that Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention.”

6 Technology Concepts Nonprofits Need to Understand in 2018

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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[New Report] Giving in an Uncertain Year

Connection Cafe

Across the world, 2017 was a year defined by change and uncertainty. We saw our landscape shaped by political divides, natural disasters, and tense reform. And the question all along has been: through all this tumult, how was philanthropy affected?

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Are you free online?


It’s a question many of us wouldn’t hesitate to answer to. The rapid growth of the internet, as well as its proliferation across devices and throughout our lives, often gives way to the idea that the online world is largely a free one.

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5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

NonProfit Hub

When someone submits their email address on the ONE Campaign website , they receive a welcome email with a friendly message and a simple question: ”Do you think we’ll see the end of extreme poverty in our lifetime?” You’re also presented with three run-of-the-mill options.

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. And, that’s a good thing.

Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

Landing Your Emails – Expert Email Deliverability Tips

Connection Cafe

I recently had the pleasure of hosting Landing Your Emails: Tips for Email Deliverability webinar with Blackbaud.

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Getting More Control Over Operations and Revenue

Vertex Systems

Managing staff utilization oftentimes feels like a juggling act gone awry. Trying to balance services delivered vs. authorized without any insight can turn into a guessing game. .

3 Easy Ways to Cut Nonprofit Costs

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit likely has an idealistic mission statement—one that doesn’t mention anything about overhead costs. And while finding ways to lower your costs may not inspire the kind of enthusiasm your purpose does, every dollar you save contributes to those you serve.

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Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As we all know, in early January, Facebook announced some sweeping changes in the News Feed to prioritize content from friends and family and fewer updates from brands and news. The intent as described by Zuckerberg was to encourage meaningful interaction and ensure that time on Facebook was well spent. The changes have also prompted nonprofits to reevaluate their digital strategies and make changes in strategies and tactics.

Our EveryAction Hero: Girls Inc.


Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. With over 1,400 sites in 400 cities across the United States and Canada, the organization has grown tremendously since its founding in 1864. Through educational programming, mentorships, and advocacy, Girls Inc. focuses on providing girls everywhere the knowledge, resources, and opportunities to live healthy and productive lives.

Six Best Practices from the NGO Technology Report

Connection Cafe

The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report provides insight on the online and mobile communication tools NGOs around the world use to promote general awareness, communicate with core audiences and raise funds from donors, as well as an analysis of those online tools and comparisons of regional usage.

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A Case for Mobile Computing in Agencies

Vertex Systems

Last week we talked about office staff and DSP’s and whether or not they could easily make the transition from spreadsheets to software designed to help your agency run more efficiently.

Step Away From the Plaque (And Get to Know Your Donors)

NonProfit Hub

Recently, I found myself in a development team meeting with an age-old topic on the agenda: the annual stewardship plan. Our team leader for this meeting kicked off the conversation with a question: W hat would be the perfect stewardship piece to deliver to top donors this year ?

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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 46 free nonprofit webinars for March, 2018

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Ten Years and Counting… Happy Birthday!


Hi everyone, I just realized is over 10 years old!!! In all that time, I have never monetized the site (beyond a couple of random ads here and there). I maintain this site all by myself.

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Wealth Screening Versus Modeling: Making the Best Choice for your Healthcare Organization

Connection Cafe

A well-run grateful patient program—one that supports top-notch clinical care, nurtures true philanthropy, and is efficient and effective to manage—is at the top of the list for many healthcare organizations. Rightfully so.

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Is it Possible to Increase Utilization Rates?

Vertex Systems

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The Importance of Strategy Sessions

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in the Nonprofit Hub Magazine. With the new year freshly upon us, it’s a great time to plan your next long-term strategy meeting.

Wild Apricot Launches Payment Processor

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’d like to accept payments directly through your Wild Apricot website without having to send members to a third-party payment processor, stay tuned — Wild Apricot is launching its very own payment processor, Wild Apricot Payments, on March 12, 2018. Affinipay

How Your Nonprofit Can Improve Productivity and Combat Digital Distraction

John Haydon

Ever hear of something called “Nomophobia“? The word itself is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone-phobia” and refers to the anxiety you feel when you don’t have your mobile phone handy or have a signal.

Win at Multi-Channel Marketing with a Messaging Framework

Connection Cafe

How will you ever get to it all? With seemingly limitless channels available to nonprofit marketers to cultivate, your fundraising and engagement efforts now require developing messages for each medium. Email? Of course, but it’s not the engagement driver it once was.

How To Be A Humble Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From John Blakey 's book, The Trusted Executive , here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.

How to Use Nonprofit Apps to Keep Beneficiaries Happy

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Zoho Creator. Nonprofits thrive on people. Whether they’re volunteers or employees, people are your biggest allies and most sincere well-wishers. In addition to expending time and energy to your cause, some of them go even further by making financial donations.

5 Steps to Building a Prospect List for Your Next Capital Campaign

Donor Search

If your organization is trying to plan for some major growth, you’ve likely already put quite a bit of thought into how you’ll acquire the financial support for that growth. Prospect research and development are easily the most important components of any capital campaign. Attracting and securing financial support for major projects and even day-to-day… Basics of Prospect Research Capital Campaigns Conducting Prospect Research Prospect Data Sources

Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising Trends to Look Out for in 2018

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Media Strategy Consultant. For nonprofit organizations, it is imperative to pay close attention to fundraising opportunities.

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Cloud Optimization Starts with the People on the Ground!

Connection Cafe

It’s hard to read a magazine or website without hearing the advantages of moving to the Cloud. And with good reason! The Cloud is certainly where technology is heading and a great way to optimize your solutions.

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How To Identify Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.