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Recipes For A Successful Fundraising Moment

Connection Cafe

It’s officially summer – ah the lazy days of summer! It’s a time for summer vacations and longer days with more sunshine…that usually means shorter days in the office. But, things continue to seem crazy, right?

On a Blog Break Until August 1!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Hi everyone! I need to take a break from blogging until August 1. To write the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. My family and I are in the process of moving from St. Louis, Missouri to Tucson, AZ. There’s not much new to write about social media and fundraising these days.

Four Ways to Empower Your Nonprofit Board for Success

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits could not achieve their goals without the collective manpower and connections of their board members. Yet, with the average board consisting of 16 individuals – each having other obligations and priorities in their lives – managing them effectively can be a challenge.

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness. One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish.

12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality


This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on the Wild Apricot blog and is reposted here with permission. There’s a lot more on the original post, go check it out here. Here are 12 examples of nonprofits using AR and VR to raise money and awareness.

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How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Rex Hammock. Note from Beth: Digital storytelling is key to fundraising success, but using a storytelling lens in your organization can have further benefit of busting organizational silos. Miriam Brosseau and Stephanie Corleto share why.

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Key Findings from the State of Community Management Report 2018


The Community Roundtable’s seminal State of Community Management Report 2018 is out!! And there’s a TON of insightful information it it. “Communities impact every facet of organizational life, from empowering individual contributors to generating strategic value.

The Ever-Growing Trend of Giving Days

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit Hub’s hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, just had a record-breaking giving day bringing in $4.6 million to the nonprofit community. Just weeks before, my hometown of Hastings, Nebraska (population 25,000) raised nearly $500,000 in one day. In the last decade this community giving phenomenon has swept the nation. Giving days —what are those?

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Five Simple Hacks You Can Do Today to Boost Response to Your Email Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Let me start by apologizing. One of the reasons that email fundraising sucks is because of people like me. When I was new to fundraising consulting over a decade ago, I was quick to prescribe to my nonprofit clients the latest and greatest “best practices” when it came to online fundraising.

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How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success. Designing the meeting so it is effective and encourages team-building can be tricky. Here’s some terrific advice from Sarah Axelson.

The 2018 Internet Trends Report is Out


Tons of useful and interesting data, as always. Grab a coffee – this will take you a while to get through. Internet Trends Report 2018 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Photo by Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash. Debunking the Hype Industry Insider Useful Data

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Partnering with corporates

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The concept of charity and philanthropy in the corporate world has drastically changed over the years. Initially the relationship was simple – a company gained goodwill from providing financial support to a non profit, and the nonprofit was happy to take it.

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3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Want to Come to Work

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we have a fun, creative workspace filled with lots of food and games. We go on walks when we feel overwhelmed. We take time to sit, socialize and enjoy each other’s company. And believe it or not, we leave every day feeling proud of what we’ve accomplished. While having a playful workspace may seem like a recipe for self-imposed disaster, it’s just the opposite.

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Mid-Year Appeals: Boost Fundraising in the Second Biggest Giving Month of the Year!

Connection Cafe

June is upon us, and it’s time to create your mid-year appeal! Organizations large and small should capitalize on this opportunity. A mid-year appeal is powerful and creates additional exposure for your organization by educating others on your past, current and future efforts.

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Claim Your Nonprofit Scholarship for BoxWorks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is your nonprofit grappling with digital transformation of its programs and operations? BoxWorks 2018 is just over three months away on Aug 29-30 in San Francisco and the nonprofit sessions are a great place for learning about digital transformation (and networking too.).

[Cool Infographic Friday] Online Reviews and Associations


Did you know? Online review sites are an innovative way for associations to bring in revenue and provide value to their members. Learn more at

5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day


World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th to honor and commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of past and current refugees across the globe. In June of 2018, this mandate feels more pressing than ever, as thousands of families seeking asylum are torn apart and children are held in cages at the U.S. border, all during the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. This World Refugee day, here are 5 organizations you can support to help refugees travel safely and keep families together.

What Type of Fundraiser Are You?

NonProfit Hub

Every nonprofit has its own, unique approach to fundraising. If you’re a fundraiser, you may prefer to raise money online through social media, crowdfunding and emails, or maybe you like to stick to more traditional, in-person tactics. In the end, the method you choose doesn’t matter, as long as you’re gathering enough funds to make an impact and keep your organization afloat.

The Complete Guide to Setting Up a Robust Membership Model

Wild Apricot Blog

We created this guide for any organization looking to implement a membership model. Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of membership organizations successfully set up and grow their members. This guide contains everything we’ve learned.

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Staying Afloat in Turbulent Waters

Vertex Systems

As funding for Medicaid comes under increased scrutiny, some political experts are predicting drastic changes as the year progresses. Will the next round of Medicaid cuts negatively affect your agency or how you’re able to provide quality services to individuals?

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Harness Mobile Technology In 2018


According to the recently released. M+R Benchmarks Report , 40% of nonprofit website visitors in the year 2017 were using a mobile phone - a 9% increase from the year prior.

[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Kishshana Palmer

NonProfit Hub

We’re so excited to announce our new Hubcast series, What’s Next? We’re taking a bit of a different approach this time around, and we really think you’re going to love it. Our mission is still to provide premium education, so, just like our previous podcasts, education is at the center of it all. On each episode of What’s Next?

Ten Advocacy Calls to Action for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Is a barrage of action alerts and fundraising emails burning out your activists? Are your email open rates and click rates dropping? Breaking up the routine can help.

How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications

John Haydon

Suppose a donor calls you on the phone. Will you know who they are, instantly? Maybe: if you work at a small enough organization. But research has shown that most people have only 150 real friends of their own.

How Rehab Agency Software Can Help DSP’s

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. DSP’s are the unsung heroes that selflessly give their time and energy to help better the lives of others.

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Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you haven't read, Good To Great , by Jim Collins, do so. Near the top of virtually every list you'll see of the best leadership books, you'll find Good To Great.

Nonprofit Data Management: 5 Technology Tips to Know

Donor Search

Nonprofits collect all kinds of data on a daily basis. Every time a supporter makes an online donation, signs up to volunteer, or fills out an event registration form, you receive valuable information about who these individuals are and how they like to engage with your organization. To make sure that information doesn’t go to… Guest Post

Insights from Giving USA 2018: Charitable Giving Growth & Trends

Connection Cafe

Charitable Giving Continued to Grow in 2017. According to Giving USA, individuals, estates, corporations, and foundations donated an estimated $410.02 billion to charitable causes in the United States during 2017. This is an increase of 5.2% and 3.0% adjusted for inflation compared to 2016.

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Want to Work at the MAH? Two New Jobs Building Community & Social Change

Museum 2.0

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community. We have several jobs open right now , but I want to highlight two for people with passion for building community in new ways. The positions are: OFBYFOR ALL Communications Catalyst : to fuel the OFBYFOR ALL movement by organizing civic and cultural professionals online and at conferences around the world.

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How to Gain More Control Over Your Agency

Vertex Systems

Last week we talked about the importance of being able to ride the proverbial tide in the uncertain political climate of today. We linked to an article that stated there was a proposed $1.4 trillion cut to Medicaid from the current administration.

How To Be A Trusted Executive

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Perhaps now more than ever it's time for the book by John Blakey called, The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships, and Reputation.

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Public Allies: A Story of Impact

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Taylor Polen Class 11 and class 12 Public Ally. My name is Taylor Polen, I was born and raised in Arizona and am passionate about finding creative solutions to inspire systemic equality and opportunity for all.

Making Video Work Harder for Your Mission: Awareness

Connection Cafe

The charge is clear – video is taking over the digital world. . By 2019, global consumer Internet video traffic will account for 80% of all consumer Internet traffic (SmallBizTrends) . Facebook generates 8 billion video views on average per day ( Social Media Today ) .

The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Membership Drive (+10 Proven Ideas to Get More Members)

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 10 real-life examples of organizations (both small and large) that held very successful membership drives, gaining anywhere from 5 to 200 new members, plus advice on how to set your goal, budget, strategy, and more