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Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

Connection Cafe

Over $400 billion in combined charitable donations were given to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada in 2016. It was a record-breaking year that some attribute to an uncertain global political climate. No matter the reason, we’re generous! .

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The Surprising Truth About Donor Fatigue And What Nonprofits Can Do To Avoid It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Fuel Relief Fund on GlobalGiving. Note from Beth: With the hurricanes, gun violence, and fires, I gave generously, including donations to Global Giving funds. I surpassed my giving budget for disaster relief giving.

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The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system.

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How To Create an Article That Is Impossible Not to Share

SocialFish

It would be impossible to know what the most shared blog post of all time would be, given the sheer volume of posts (including viral ones) that are released every single day. But if there is one website that embodies popular posts as a concept, it has to be Buzzfeed.

How You Can Combat Employee Turnover

NonProfit Hub

Combating employee turnover in the nonprofit sector is tricky, and, unfortunately, it’s pretty common. The hours are long, the work is hard and the pay isn’t always what it should be. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that fifty percent of chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years. Forty percent are thinking about leaving fundraising entirely.

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10 Reasons to Attend SURGE 2017

SocialFish

SURGE 2017 is an experiment in collaborative innovation. It is a free virtual summit running on November 7 th -9 th , was inspired by the association community, envisioned in conversations with people throughout the industry, and planned and created through teamwork and cooperation.

September Update: Exciting News — Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify. Read all about the acquisition and more in this months' update. Acquired September-Update

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Microsoft's MileIQ Helps a Nonprofit Show People How to Save Lots of Energy

Tech Soup Blog

In 2015, the state of Louisiana consumed more energy per capita than any other state, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

Share of the American Wallet: What It Does and Does Not Mean for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

The Blackbaud Institute’s newest research report, Share of the American Wallet , was released earlier this month. This report is based on data about discretionary spending by Americans, and focuses on the key demographic indicators of charitable giving.

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Three Ways To Help Support Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It has been ten days since Hurricane Maria has devastated the Island of Puerto Rico. We have read the harrowing news reports about a lack of food, electricity, and water and people dying.

Get Ready! Two Unforgettable Days in Your Association Tech Future

SocialFish

Expect the Unexpected at the Upcoming AMS Fest. AMS Fest is a one-of-a-kind event. No, seriously, we don’t say that lightly. It’s two days of your association career that you won’t forget.

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We Have Exciting News: Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired by Personify

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify, an Austin-based constituent management software company that shares our mission of serving and empowering membership and constituent-focused organizations. Read all the details here. Personify

8 Ways to Keep Givers Giving for Dynamite Donor Retention

Frogloop

The cues are all around you. Kids are back in school. The calendar begins its string of months ending in “.ber” ber” as if to subliminally prepare your skin for the shock of seasonal cold ahead

Why Advanced Analytics Are ?Critical for Healthcare Fundraising Improvement 

Connection Cafe

Healthcare organizations are part of an increasingly competitive landscape for donor dollars in the philanthropic market. Understanding how organizations can leverage analytics and data is critical to fundraising success. .

Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Cottingham, Social Signal – Cartoon for Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. It is not too early to start thinking about your nonprofit’s social media strategy for 2018, including how you want to capitalize on social media trends that will have maximum impact in 2018.

Top 5 Social Media Best Practices for #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media.

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The Complete Nonprofit Compliance Checklist From an Expert

Wild Apricot Blog

Use this expert's nonprofit compliance checklist to make sure your organization is doing everything it takes to remain in good standing with the IRS. Nonprofit-Compliance-Checklist IRS

Tips to Successful Fundraising: Put Donors First

NonProfit Hub

Donors lay the framework for sustaining your nonprofit. You can’t do much of anything without them—they give your organization the strong foundation that it needs to build upon. But once you have a solid network of donors, how do you keep them? Maeve Strathy is a Fundraising Strategist for Blakely and the creator of her own fundraising blog, What Gives Philanthropy.

5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Last month, the Blackbaud Institute released a report entitled “ Share of the American Wallet ,” which uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore how demographic attributes and discretionary spending patterns relate to philanthropy.

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Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

Last month, I sat in the back of a meeting room at the MAH and watched something extraordinary happen. Our county board of supervisors had brought their official meeting to the museum.

The 5 Habits of Engaging Membership Leaders

Wild Apricot Blog

The most engaging membership leaders share 5 common habits that set them apart from the rest. Find out what those 5 habits are and sign up for free online event where you can hear the advice and strategies of the industry's top membership leaders. Engaging-Membership-Leaders Joy-Duling

Improve Your Fundraising Approach and Skills at NetSquared Meetups

Tech Soup Blog

Fall has arrived, and with it comes fundraising season. More than one-third of charitable giving happens in the last three months of the year , and the emergence of Giving Tuesday (on November 28 this year) makes the year's end even more critical for charities. Feeling overwhelmed?

Millennial Voices: Advocates and Activists Over Donors and Volunteers

Connection Cafe

Millennials are dissatisfied with and uncertain about America’s future , says the most recent research released by Achieve in the Millennial Impact Report, The Power of Voice: A New Era of Cause Activation and Social Issue Adoption. Should nonprofits be concerned? You bet. Because the largest living generation in U.S. history is taking action to change the future in ways causes, nonprofits, government and even society has never seen before.

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Two Examples of Nonprofit Social Media That Will Make You Smile (and learn a best practice or two)

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently, my social media feeds have been anxiety producing, if not downright depressing. The parade of bad news: gun violence, hurricanes, earthquakes, nuclear war, fake news, and more.

How Ideology Affects Which Causes Donors Support

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , a donor’s ideology has more impact upon which causes and types of nonprofits they support than gender or age.

What's Your Vision?

Museum 2.0

It's 8am in the classroom; 5am in my body. I'm sitting at my assigned seat, next to a man who sells trailers in in Indiana, a woman who runs a Chamber of Commerce in Pennsylvania, and a guy who provides liability insurance to doctors across the US.

How to Engage Social Media Followers With Storytelling

John Haydon

One of my very first cars was a yellow 1972 VW Super Beetle. It was beautiful and simple and had lots of pep. But after the starter died, the only way to start it was to pop the clutch as I rolled down a hill. I loved that bug dearly. The Nonprofit Storytelling Tour I […].

Lessons on Policymakers, Gender Equality, and Data

Connection Cafe

Last week at the United Nations General Assembly , Equal Measures 2030 launched a multi-country policymaker survey that explored perceptions of progress on gender-related issues and access to and use of data to inform decisions.

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? I know at times it may feel like a lot to juggle. But if you’re like me, you constantly find ways to maximize your productivity to get the job done. Work smarter, not harder.

How Can a Museum Best Protect Its Assets?

Tech Soup Blog

In this age of increasing hacks and cybercrime, the Norman Rockwell Museum has a lot of digital assets, museum operations data, and private patron data that need to be protected.

EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You

EveryAction

It’s no secret EveryAction’s best-in-class tools have been proven to help thousands of nonprofits raise more money while saving time on day-to-day operations. With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission, raise more money, and operate more efficiently. Recently, I caught up with Melissa Wyers, Executive Director of EveryAction, to chat all things EveryAction Development.

Is Your Association Breaking This Key Rule While Trying to Engage Younger Members?

Wild Apricot Blog

Associations that struggle to attract and engage younger members typically break one key rule. In this post, membership expert Amanda Kaiser reveals what that rule is, and how you can apply it so your organization brings in younger members. younger-members engagement Amanda-Kaiser association membership

Why Fundraising Asks are Essential to Your Faith-Based Nonprofit

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 non-profits focus solely on making group asks from the pulpit, or through mass-communication mediums like direct mail or e-mail.

Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer: Key Differences You Need To Know

John Haydon

What are the key differences between crowdfunding and peer-to-peer campaigns? Both might seem similar, they can serve your nonprofit in different ways. Here are the three biggest questions you should ask yourself when deciding between crowdfunding or peer-to-peer fundraising: What are your goals?