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Fundraising Tips to See 2018 Off the Right Way

Connection Cafe

Now almost halfway through December, the final days of the year are waning down in the season of giving. Well known as an important time of year for nonprofits and social good organizations of all types, this is a time when the iron is hot and the gifts are flowing.

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Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. The “ A.I. Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

?. Note from Beth: My colleague, Simon Mainwaring, has launched a new series of online courses “ WeFirst Works ” that help you find your purpose – whether an individual, company, or nonprofit. .

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic.

2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

With the holidays just around the corner, spirits are high, our sense of community is strong and people are on the hunt for fun, festive activities—especially when they’re for a good cause. These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you spice up your year-end giving season! Polar plunge challenge.

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How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

No, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “ Enough! Let’s Move On.” ” It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives.

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Change Ahead: I'm Shifting from Local to Global in 2019

Museum 2.0

I have some big news to share. In mid-2019, I will transition out of my role as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) to focus full-time on leading OF/BY/FOR ALL, an emerging global movement to build more inclusive community institutions.

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12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. She also works part time as Head of Digital for Barnardos Ireland and does freelance consulting. .

How to Connect With 20-Somethings, by a 20-Something

NonProfit Hub

We’ve been receiving a lot inquiries about how to engage with young people, specifically those in their 20s. It’s a reasonable request—before we know it, these folks will be the executive directors, board presidents, donors and volunteers of the nonprofit world.

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GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 78: Last Minute Tips for Year-End Giving

Connection Cafe

The end of the year, or the “season of giving,” is important for all types of social good organizations. Year-end appeals are powerful fundraising vehicles, create additional exposure for your organization, and offer an opportunity to connect with donors on how they’ve helped you throughout the year.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

6 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katy Teson , a content strategist at Wired Impact , an organization seeking to make powerful websites something all nonprofits can afford. She also writes about digital marketing with helpful and actionable advice on Wired Impact’s nonprofit marketing blog and for their online guides.

Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

This article is sponsored by Briteweb. Back in the day, Mad Men called them “slogans,” but now they’re more frequently called “taglines.”

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “ Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.”

How Fundraisers Can Use a Social Norms Approach to Increase Giving

Connection Cafe

Many fundraisers can attest to the power of social norms. In both anecdotes and previous research, we can see a clear link between social norms — behaviors that are common, valued and accepted by others — and charitable giving.

White Hat SEO Techniques

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Optimizing your website is harder than ever because many details are now involved in ranking on Google or other search engines. They have implemented smart technology or artificial intelligence to calculate many different aspects that are important for you to rank better.

8 Annual Reports We Love

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Annual Reports are a staple of nonprofit life, but are they worth it?

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

NonProfit Hub

Some organizations’ causes don’t attract donations as much as solving world hunger or helping abused animals, but it doesn’t mean they’re any less important. If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these tips could help. Ask, ask, ask.

Navigating Power Dynamics to Create “Sticky” Relationships

Connection Cafe

In our last npENGAGE post , we shared some advice for establishing a trusting corporate volunteer relationship that results in not only great project outcomes, but also sets the foundation for a successful long term partnership.

50 Nonprofit Blogs You Need To Follow Right Now

Wild Apricot Blog

Check out this list of great nonprofit blogs next time you need advice, insights on the nonprofit sector, or just a good read

3 Questions to Ask When Considering Advocacy Software

Frogloop

So you want to change the world? Starting an advocacy campaign can be a lot of work, but it’s absolutely worth it when you get to look back on all the good you’ve done in the world. Technology nptech Online Advocacy

7 Tips for a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

Many nonprofit organizations are unaware of the impact content marketing can have on enhancing awareness, creating brand loyalty and generating revenue.

Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday , let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign. Donor Perfect is matching the next $3,000 that is donated).

It’s Time to Go Beyond the Usual Suspects in Planned Giving

Connection Cafe

Experienced nonprofit managers and leaders tred a well-worn path when thinking about planned giving. First look at your existing donor list, then screen for wealth and age.

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40 Free Nonprofit Webinars For December 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in the month of December

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Barriers and benefits for businesses moving to the cloud

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Browse the infographic from IT support provider : TSG, to help you realise the wide range of benefits to be gained from moving to the cloud. Your business could welcome reduced storage and maintenance costs, flexibility, scalability and increased productivity, to name but a few. .

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Afam Onyema

NonProfit Hub

In the first episode of Nonprofit Hub’s INSPIRE Hubcast series, our host Randy talks with Afam Onyema, co-founder of GEANCO. GEANCO’s mission is to save and transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.

Can Using iPhone Night Shift Avoid Disrupting Your Sleep?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Kris Krug. Note from Beth: I’ve been presenting workshops on technology wellness and other ideas from the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. One of the most important aspects of self-care is getting a good night’s sleep. The best way to do this is to stop using your mobile phone too close to bedtime or kick it out of your bedroom entirely.

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3 Reasons Your Church Needs to Offer Online Giving

Connection Cafe

We live in a world where a lot of old ways of doing things have changed or are moving to new methods that are faster, easier and safer. When’s the last time you made a trip to the post office or video rental store? I couldn’t tell you the last time I wrote a check.

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Boost Your Year-End Fundraising Push with Matching Gifts

John Haydon

The end of the year can be a fantastic time for fundraising: after all, charity and giving are among the most prominent messages of the holiday season.

Seeking Sponsors for 2019 Free Monthly Webinars, Tweet Chats, Instagram Takeovers, and Blog Posts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For the first time, Nonprofit Tech for Good is seeking sponsorships from companies or organizations that serve the nonprofit sector. For almost a decade Nonprofit Tech for Good has been a one-person blog that has been funded primarily through income I have earned through consulting and speaking engagements.

[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Jay Wilkinson

NonProfit Hub

In this episode of What’s Next?, host Randy Hawthorne and Jay Wilkinson talk about the future of nonprofit revenue models, earned income, B-Corps and more. Jay is the Founder and CEO of Firespring , a digital marketing company that helps nonprofits spread their message to the world. Jay has started nearly a dozen companies and has a soft spot for nonprofit work. He spends much of his free time serving on boards and volunteering for causes he cares about. What’s Next?

The Master List of Apps Your Nonprofit Needs

Wild Apricot Blog

Find the perfect nonprofit app to help you design your day, schedule your tasks, and more in this list

5 Key Ways to Optimize Your Institution’s Website

Connection Cafe

Your higher education institution likely has several goals and requirements in mind when building and maintaining your website, from student prospecting and news and events, to academics and advancement.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

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The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region. With programs ranging from education, sports, income generation and more, we’re proud to stand with such an incredible organization! Earlier this month I spoke with MECA’s Development Director, Deborah Agre, to talk about some recent campaigns as well as year-end strategy!