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Get Teams Back to their Happy Place


If your staff was singing kumbaya around the metaphorical campfire before the pandemic; Don’t assume they are still in that happy place. The abrupt switch from in-person to home office took a toll. Associations thrive on plans, procedures, and processes. Our culture is the opposite of spontaneous.

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What is Sponsored Content and How To Make It (The Right Way)

Association TV

Welcome to the land of sponsored content. You might’ve done a flyover of the topic before, but we’re coming all the way in for a landing, so fasten your seatbelts – exits are found at the top of your screen, and refreshments are available in your kitchen.


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Why You Should Reevaluate Your Nonprofit’s Mission Statement


Does your mission statement impact your fundraising efforts? This should come as no surprise: Research I recently conducted suggests that it does.

How To Develop Proactive Change Management

NonProfit PRO

Poorly managed change in the work environment leads to burnout, disengagement within the team, and a culture of cynicism around change in general. While change is inevitable, we can minimize frustrations surrounding change by effectively planning for and managing the change.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Migrating from Blackbaud Luminate CRM and Luminate Online to Salesforce

Cloud 4 Good

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.

How to Apply for the Google Ad Grant in 5 Easy Steps

Whole Whale

Most grant applications for your nonprofit are long, complicated, and stress-inducing for your entire development team. Not the Google Ad Grant : Google’s grant for qualifying nonprofits give $10,000 in free in-kind advertising on Google Ads (formerly known as Google AdWords). Per month.

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10 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself During The Year-End Giving Season


Now that the year-end giving season is well underway, you’re probably feeling even more pressure to hit your goals and raise more funds than ever. You might be working more hours than usual and trying to meet additional expectations.

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How “strategic philanthropy” has harmed our sector, and why it refuses to die

Nonprofit AF

Remember that couple that did a gender reveal party earlier this year and ended up starting a wildfire that lasted. Funder Relations philanthropy Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

How Different Generations Use Social Media

NonProfit PRO

Let's highlight each generation and its use of social media. And after sharing some insights, I'll include a pro tip to ensure your nonprofit leverages each generation well. Generational Marketing Social Media

Deadline THIS Friday! Sign up for the 2022 Benchmarks!


All aboard! Hoping to hop on the 2022 Benchmarks train? This Friday (December 3) is the last day to sign up to be part of the next Benchmarks journey ! And please reach out to with any questions. Read time: 2 minutes.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

What it costs to feel all the feels – and why you should pay

Hands on Fundraising

This is a short story about feelings. Back in my younger days, I was a theater person. I mean, I still feel like a theater person, but as an audience member. Then, I was a performer. As a little girl, my dream was to be a ballet dancer. Watching ballet can still make me cry […].

Nonprofit Monthly Giving Programs Don’t Market Themselves


For some time now I’ve recommended that organizations rev up their nonprofit monthly giving programs. See here and here. The value of sustainer giving is exponentially valuable. . Not only do recurring donors give more over the course of a year, they also stick with you longer.

Digital Transformation in 2022: Trends for Data-Driven, Strategic Thinking

Forum One

“Digital transformation” may sound grandiose, but it just means the people, processes, and systems that leverage digital tools to help organizations realize impact.

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Continued Challenges Ahead for Direct Response Fundraisers

NonProfit PRO

Due to continued strains on the supply chain regarding paper and supplies, the nonprofit industry is going to face an unprecedented series of challenges over the coming months. Direct Response Direct-marketing Direct-response supply chain

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Clearing the Air On Texting Changes


Read time: 4 minutes. This is the first in a series of posts about ways you can prepare your organization for the upcoming changes in the 2022 election cycle.

Discussion Corner: Accounting Rules for Silent Auctions from Donated Articles?

Blue Avocado

Dear Blue Avocado, I have organized silent auctions for a nonprofit senior center for years. Donors used to drop off an item and receive a receipt from the center. The donor listed the donation and the value on this receipt, which they used for their tax purposes. But the center stopped this policy.

[VIDEO] Why You Should Ditch The Way You’ve Been Doing Strategic Planning


Sarah Olivieri will dive into a strategic framework designed to break down your big audacious goals into clear, easy-to-understand components. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Sarah, I got 1:00 Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get this party started officially? . Sarah: Let’s do it.

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Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) Winter ’22 Release: What You Need to Know

Cloud 4 Good

The Winter ’22 NPSP Release is stuffed to the brim with updates that will make development offices sing!

How to Tell Stories that Raise Money in December

The Storytelling Non-profit

A huge amount of philanthropic giving happens during the month of December. Coupling the spirit of the holiday season, the urgency of the year-end tax deadline and the fact the non-profits are asking more, means donors are giving more.

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Digital Solutions for Nonprofit Attorneys


Working as an attorney in the nonprofit sector requires more than just sharp legal skills.

World AIDS Day 2021

Charity Navigator

Since December 1, 1988, World AIDS Day has been observed annually when it became the first recognized global health day. The day is used to unify nations across the world in the fight against HIV and AIDS and to mourn those who have lost their lives to the illness.

How To Communicate Your Mission’s Impact Through The Power Of Handouts


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3 Modern Ways To Improve Your DRTV Campaign

NonProfit PRO

Direct response TV campaigns are a tried-and-true fundraising avenue, particularly for nonprofits, but have evolved since their inception in the '60s. Here are three lessons Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals learned from its DRTV pilot using tried-and-true tactics with a modern twist. DRTV Healt

Virtual Gala Ideas for an Engaging Event


A virtual gala can be a great opportunity for your nonprofit to raise additional funds for its mission with lower overhead than a traditional gala event. This means that your nonprofit can raise more funds while spending less with traditional galas.

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Lessons from 2019 to maximize future disaster giving decisions


Earlier this month, Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released the eighth edition of our annual Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy report. In it, we examined?available?2019?data available?2019?data data on?global global disaster-related?philanthropy,?analyzing?funding

How to know when your nonprofit has a jargon problem–and what to do about it?

Big Duck

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Grab Your Free Book!

Social Velocity

I have a Giving Tuesday gift for you! From now through this Wednesday, you can get the e-book version of Reinventing Social Change for FREE!

Make the Ask for Year-End Giving

NonProfit PRO

Although it may seem like you are competing with every other fundraiser who is making year-end asks, donors have become more intentional and savvier about how and to what causes they give.

Give Value To Your Members With Association Networking Events

Wild Apricot

One of the best things you can offer to your association members is the opportunity to network. After all, they join your association in order to grow professionally and advance in their careers. What better way to do that than to meet people who work. membership

Human Resources Business Partner in the USA or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

Cloud for Good’s Human Resources Business Partner is responsible for providing HR leadership in a variety of areas, including supporting and retaining top Salesforce talent to join our growing team and partnering with our senior leadership team to provide HR guidance through policies and coaching/ mentoring. The HR Business Partner will support people planning, compensation and benefits strategy, and Diversity and Inclusion efforts.

8 Easy Ideas for Safe & Healthy In-Person Events

Greater Giving

As charitable donors grow eager to return to in-person events, our nonprofit clients have been asking us how to provide those exciting live fundraiser experiences while keeping everyone safe and comfortable.

Operation Smile and #BitcoinTuesday

Top Nonprofits

Transcript: Amy DeVita, TopNonprofits: Welcome everybody. This is Amy DeVita at TopNonprofits. I’m really excited about this conversation today that we have with Amber Leonti. Amber is the Director of U.S. Philanthropy for the global nonprofit, Operation Smile.

Getting Staff Buy-In for a Culture of Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

Almost every good business book over the past two decades has at least one chapter devoted to company culture and making sure you have staff buy-in to the overall vision of the company. But, it's been difficult for nonprofits. Here is how you get there.


Donor Search

Want your donors to give again and again? Have an Attitude of Gratitude. Why is an Attitude of Gratitude Important? When you sincerely and regularly thank your donors for their gifts, they feel appreciated and connected to your cause beyond the single gift. And they’ll continue to give indefinitely. What’s an Attitude of Gratitude? Smart…