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Nonprofit Job Vacancies Persist for Third Straight Year

NonProfit PRO

The nonprofit sector has not been immune to the challenges presented by the job market over the past three years. In light of this, the National Council of Nonprofits has released striking findings from its second Nonprofit Workforce Survey in a new report.

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Get More Out of AI, Start Chatting

.orgSource

You’ve probably had a conversation with the bot twins, ChatGPT and Bard. Actually, they are triplets because Microsoft has a bot named Bing, who receives less attention. (Check Bing out. I like the fact that the source documents are always provided.) Maybe you’ve already experimented using generative AI to create content such as outlines, agendas, or even articles.

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How to Support Nonprofit Employees’ Mental Health and Wellness

NonProfit PRO

While the mission can be the best part of the job, it can also be emotionally taxing and stressful to be so invested in a particular cause. Here are some tips for supporting employee recognition, support, and wellness within your nonprofit team.

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Making the Case for Analytics to Secure Your Slice of the Budget Pie

Association Analytics

Data-driven decision-making isn’t just a trendy phrase; it’s here to stay and essential for any organization’s success these days. Especially in associations, analytics can provide invaluable insights, guiding strategies and shaping outcomes. However, the hurdle remains: how do you convince the powers-that-be to earmark a slice of the budget for analytics?

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Dreamforce 2023: 3 big takeaways for association professionals

Nimble AMS

Dreamforce 2023 was a blast! Our Nimble AMS team had a wonderful time connecting with all 200,000+ Salesforce trailblazers in San Franciso. Didn’t make it to #DF23? No worries! Our Nimble AMS trailblazers have three key takeaways for your organization. Dreamforce 2023 is over but the magic lives on. Catch #DF23 on-demand and discover all things Salesforce.

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How should you approach GivingTuesday?

Big Duck

Discover the various forms of generosity and embrace an abundant spirit on GivingTuesday. Uncover ways to make a meaningful difference.

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Hybrid Learning vs. Blended Learning: Difference and Importance

Gyrus

Dive deep into the distinctions between hybrid and blended learning. Understand their benefits and challenges, and find out which approach aligns best with your educational needs.

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Here’s Why Nonprofits Serving Girls And Youth Should Meet Donors Where They Are While Still Modernizing Their Mission

Bloomerang

Benjamin Franklin Had long hair, Alexander Hamilton wore a wig, and Judith Gordon Low stopped wearing pearls: What pronouns did they use? “I don’t give to people who can’t even tell if they’re boys or girls,” an irate long-time donor said before slamming down the phone. As a feminist using she/her pronouns and serving in various capacities for organizations that work with girls and gender nonbinary youth , my first instinct was—and still is—to angrily call the donor back, yell, then hang up on

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Tips and tricks for dealing with bizsplaining trolls who think nonprofits are inferior to for-profits

Nonprofit AF

[An adorable little ferret, with tannish/brownish coat, crouching on a tree stump. They look inquisitive. Image by ambquinn on Pixabay] Hi everyone, a quick note before we get started.

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12 free nonprofit books to help you achieve year-end fundraising success

Candid

It’s that time of year again, where we trade in our flip flops for sweaters and pumpkin-spiced lattes. Autumn brings more than a colorful display of leaves changing, though. It also signals the arrival of a season of significant generosity—with nearly 37% of giving occurring in the final three months of the year. We’ve curated a nonprofit reading list to help your organization make the most out of this charitable time of year.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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Ditch the Donor Pyramid for the Loyalty Loop

NonProfit PRO

The donor pyramid and donor funnel have long been the ultimate fundraising strategy. Though the nonprofit sector may desire a better method, these relied upon tactics are still used today. Here’s a look at what another method, the loyalty loop, entails.

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10 Tips for Better Grant Management Processes

sgEngage

While grant funding may not require the continual stewardship efforts and nurturing of traditional donor-led funding, it often presents its own challenges: extensive reporting mandates, a list of requirements to qualify for funding, and the possibility of mission creep to meet those requirements. Whether you are thinking about applying for your first grant or your organization manages several grants each year, it’s important to have clear processes to meet those mandates and avoid straying outsi

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How to Start a Nonprofit in Texas: Key Steps, Essential Forms & FAQ

Wild Apricot

Interested in starting your own nonprofit in Texas? We have the step-by-step instructions plus the answers to frequently asked questions!

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A Practical Process Guide to Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers

Blue Avocado

This comprehensive guide provides some best practices to effectively manage your volunteers, from recruiting to appreciation, that will help you keep them engaged and your organization thriving. The post A Practical Process Guide to Getting and Keeping Your Volunteers appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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New courses address barriers to demographic data collection 

Candid

Now with over 100 partners , and nearly 60,000 organizations sharing data, the Demographics via Candid campaign is going strong. Its compelling aim promises to empower nonprofits to share vital information about their organizations, one time, on their Candid profile, where it can be accessed and re-used by all to reduce the inefficiency and reporting burdens faced when applying for funding.

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Combatting Innovation Creep

sgEngage

How often does a colleague attend a conference, see a demo of the latest “it” technology, and want to implement it as soon as they get back? What happens when a new hire with a head full of ideas wants to switch to the software they used in their last job or learned about in college? These scenarios happen all the time and can be incredibly frustrating for IT managers, especially when your current tech stack already has a similar tool—which the colleague has forgotten about or never completed tr

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[Webinar] Utilizing the Google Grant for GivingTuesday & Year-End Campaigns

CauseVox

We all know how important the GivingTuesday and Year-End Fundraising campaigns can be for nonprofits. Using the Google Ad Grant is an effective way to get the word out about your organization and promote your fundraising campaigns. Because you have $10,000 to spend each month on Google ads, you don’t need to worry about how expensive those keywords get – it is almost as if you have an unlimited budget!

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Read This Post If You Want Your Most Successful GivingTuesday

Bloomerang

This year GivingTuesday will take place worldwide on Tuesday November 28, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This day of global giving has grown into an impressive movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. According to GivingTuesday , the average online gift was $107, and $3.1 billion was raised from 20 million US donors last year.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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3 Tips to Protect Your Donors' Data

Tech Soup Blog

Each time someone signs up for an email newsletter, donates to your organization, or registers for an event, they are entrusting you with their personal data. Outside of the regulations you legally need to follow when handling data, there are many ways that you can further protect your donors' personal information and build trust. Some, in fact, might be required by law in your jurisdiction.

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6 Tactics to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Online Fundraising Results

NonProfit PRO

Donors are giving less overall, so what can you do to optimize your nonprofit’s online giving strategies? Experts shared their thoughts on donor fees, year-end giving, social media, donation buttons and more.

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Five Crucial Actions That Build Unity And Foster Performance

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“Given the research-validated outcomes and demonstrated financial impact belonging offers, organizations should make cultivating belonging a personal leadership imperative across the world,” says Brad Deutser , author of the new book, Belonging Rules: Five Crucial Actions That Build Unity and Foster Performance. Furthermore, belonging predicts job satisfaction, engagement, and effort over and above employee’s perceptions of organizational culture or strategy, explains Deutser.

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[Webinar] Design for Engagement: Explore CauseVox’s New Site Editor

CauseVox

Your fundraising site’s design is more than just aesthetics—it’s the gateway to effective fundraising. A strategically branded and story-focused fundraising site can transform a simple visitor into a lifelong passionate donor. In fact, 76% of donors are more likely to donate on a page or site that reflects a compelling brand identity. Join us for an exciting webinar to explore how to craft custom, stunning fundraising pages and websites that compel your supporters to take action!

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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The Role of Volunteerism in a DEI Strategy

sgEngage

Going beyond terms to actions The early morning sun feels warm against your face as you take a sip of your coffee and plead with your body to continue fully waking up. At that moment you feel the soft comfort of your tried-and-true company volunteer t-shirt, filled with nervous excitement and anticipation for the day ahead. It is one of those special days where you are breaking the normal work and home routines and spending the day doing something different.

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Your End-of-Year Fundraising Checklist

Tech Soup Blog

The end of the year often creeps up on us, and planning ahead for a specific campaign can feel like it just isn't a priority among day-to-day needs at a nonprofit. However, with nonprofits receiving up to a third of annual online revenue in December , it's worth putting in the time to get your cause out there and encourage your audience to consider you in their holiday season giving.

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DonorAdvisedFunds.com Launches Platform for Donor Advised Fund Reviews and Scoring

NonProfit PRO

DonorAdvisedFunds.com announced DAFScore. Designed to serve as a guide for philanthropic investors, DAFScore’s proprietary algorithm gives donors unbiased DAF rankings and reviews to empower them to make informed decisions about their charitable investments.

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How To Be A More Human Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“To be most effective in today’s environment, leaders must be human leaders. Human leaders must be able to lead not only with their heads but also with their hearts and souls,” says veteran executive coach Hortense le Gentil , author of the new book, The Unlocked Leader: Dare to Free Your Own Voice, Lead with Empathy, and Shine Your Light in the World.

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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.

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Top Online Fundraising Ideas to Capture Donors’ Attention

One Cause

Online fundraising is the perfect way to boost your reach and revenue. Take your fundraising to new heights with these top online fundraising ideas and tips.

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Creating a Culture of Learning: Strategies for Organizations to Foster Continuous Education

Gyrus

A learning culture is an environment that demonstrates and encourages individual and organizational learning, and where both gaining and sharing knowledge is prioritized, valued, and rewarded.

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5 Ways Fund Accounting Simplifies Food Bank Reporting

sgEngage

When people in your community are hungry, you look for any opportunity to be more efficient so that you can spend more time getting food to those who need it. But without the right systems in place, administrative tasks like pulling grant reporting can be time-intensive and error-prone. Your food bank needs accounting software that can help you manage a variety of funding sources while also helping you make strategic, data-driven decisions based on inventory and forecasted community demand.

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Private and Family Foundation Giving Increased Amid Economic Uncertainty

NonProfit PRO

Foundation Source released the "2023 Report on Private Philanthropy: Giving and Investment Trends Within Private Foundations." It found that in the face of economic instability, foundations gave $111 million more in charitable aid in 2022, totaling $865 million compared to $754 million in 2021.

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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.