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A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

Connection Cafe

This year’s edition of Blackbaud Institute’s npEXPERTS series covered Building a Culture of Innovation. At bbcon this year, the Institute continued the conversation in our featured panel, A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance.

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Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.

Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

You run a regional museum. It's been struggling financially for years. Now, you have a new vision--co-created with trustees and community leaders--for a path forward. You'll transform it into an interactive science-oriented institution. And you'll build your endowment, too. How will you pay for it?

Social Media and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 5 Predictions

SocialFish

How badly would you want a crystal ball to see into the future of fundraising trends? It seems like there’s something new every day — and in the world of peer-to-peer fundraising, that “something new” is almost always social media-related. It’s hard to know what’s coming next.

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5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

The 5 Best Ways to Generate Earned Income for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

If your organization is looking for more funding opportunities, here are five of the best ways nonprofits are generating earned income to support their missions

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Nonprofit Book Review: Social Startup Success – A Must Read for 2018

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

One of my favorite activities is to do a networking walk on The Dish trail, a five mile somewhat challenging hike adjacent to the Stanford University campus, a location where Silicon Valley start up entrepreneurs have famously walked and made deals or come up with great ideas.

Get Strategic in 2018: Turn Your Advocacy Supporters into Donors

Connection Cafe

Advocacy organizations are often lucky enough to have some of the most passionate supporters among all nonprofits. But while those strong feelings may easily translate into signed petitions or tweets in support, they don’t always immediately translate to donation dollars. Of course, though, it’s the dollars that keep advocacy organizations running. So that begs the question: How can you motivate your supporters to also become your donors?

Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have

Everyaction

A new year means new resolutions, and for nonprofits that often falls into the category of better fundraising practices. Enter our new series, “New Year, New Heights.” For the next few months, we’re taking an in-depth look at key features and tools that make for a successful development program. Follow along, email us your questions , and let us know what you’d like to hear about!

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6 Must-Download Mobile Apps for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thus far, nonprofits have struggled to create mobile apps that their donors and supporters want to use. They don’t have the financial resources or staff expertise necessary and as a result, app stores are lacking in apps that inspire people to do good.

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The Nonprofit’s Guide to Augmented Reality (+12 Examples of Inspiring Nonprofit Augmented Reality Campaigns)

Wild Apricot Blog

Learn everything a nonprofit needs to know about how to make a successful Augmented Reality (AR) campaign and 12 examples of nonprofits who’ve already found success. VR Virtual-Reality AR Augmented-Reality

Facebook Announces Overhaul of Newsfeed: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Yesterday was my birthday. And the one great thing about social media, particularly Facebook, is that you get to hear from many people wishing you a happy day because the platform alerts them. This year I had a tsunami of birthday wishes.

5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2018

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret that 2017 was a tempestuous year. In just a year, we went from celebrating the charitable tax deductions’ 100th anniversary to a tax plan that would lessen its value and send aftershocks threatening much-needed programs.

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The Best Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2017

NonProfit Hub

It’s happening again. All of the year’s art, events and goings-on are being sorted into “best of” lists on various blogs. And guess what? You’re looking at another. This one, though, can actually help you while you’re considering a rebrand or amping up your social media presence in 2018.

2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

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.

6 Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

Everyaction

Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generation. They’re also getting more politically active, so it’s a smart move for organizations to engage with them, and if you haven’t been already, it’s not too late! We’ve rounded up six ways to reach out to millennial donors to help boost your fundraising efforts. Rethink mail asks. First, millennials move around, a lot.

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A Few Thoughts About Nonprofits and Digital Transformation in 2018

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the past year, I have felt less optimistic than ever about the power of connectivity and networks for social good. And, if the truth be told, almost to the point of wanting to crawl up on a fetal position and never another look at a screen again.

Did Facebook Just Change the Game for P2P Fundraising (Again)?

Connection Cafe

It’s hard to imagine a time when peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising wasn’t fueled by digital platforms and online communications tools. A time when P2P meant actually talking to someone “in real life” to ask for a donation.

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Staying on the Same Page: Communication Tools for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Communication is key. Whether you’re trying to coordinate with your team or reach out to current and potential donors, it’s important to stay on top of your game. Here are a handful of communication tools we’ve been using and raving about. External Communication Tools. Sprout Social .

Wild Apricot Releases New Global Plan With 50,000 Contact Limit

Wild Apricot Blog

Today Wild Apricot launched a new Global Plan, which can support up to 50,000 contacts. Read the full details of this plan here. Global-Plan

3 Big Fundraising Metrics Your Nonprofit Absolutely Needs to Measure

John Haydon

Being “data-driven” is easier said than done. But where do you start? And which fundraising metrics should you measure?

AI and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence.

Creating a Connected Campus to Award More Scholarships and Improve Donor Stewardship

Connection Cafe

Awarding scholarships seems like a straightforward process, right? Collect the applications, find the most qualified student, then send the award. But if this process is so easy, why are most colleges and universities only spending a fraction of their available scholarship dollars?

6 Can’t-Miss Conferences for Nonprofits in 2018

NonProfit Hub

With the new year comes another wave of amazing conferences for nonprofiteers and business leaders alike. We’ve researched many of these conferences, met with the people behind the scenes and were even able to attend a handful. From our experiences we’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the can’t-miss conferences for nonprofits this year. Take a look! BloomCon. February 26 (Phoenix) & May 21 (Baltimore).

Five Common Donation Form Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Strategy Consultant. The truth is, it's easy to attract people to a nonprofit fundraising campaign, however, ensuring that they're going donate a different story. This can be an issue, especially if they don't even know how to navigate your website.

Nonprofit Newsletter vs. Nonprofit Blog: Which Will Bring More Success

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's a full look at the pros and cons of publishing a nonprofit newsletter versus a blogs to help you figure out the best content marketing strategy for your nonprofit. blog newsletter

Six of our Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

BoardAssist

What were the blog posts that were most popular on the BoardAssist blog in 2017? Thanks to Google Analytics, its easy for us identify which ones resonated most with our followers.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Connection Cafe

A Reel Leadership Article My thought going into Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was “Do we really need another remake of a film?” ” The 1995 Jumanji starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish (who gets a nod in the new Jumanji).

How to Convince Leadership to Adopt New Technology

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits, like all other successful organizations, need to keep up with the tools of the times. It’s important that your board of directors understands the importance of new technology in letting your organization run like a well-oiled machine.

Free Webinar on February 13! How NGOs Worldwide Use Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, February 13. Time: 1pm EST/10am PST. Presenter: Heather Mansfield. Over the last two decades the NGO sector has embraced technology, but economic and political factors and the quality of Internet infrastructure regionally often affects how well NGOs worldwide can use technology.

New Year’s Resolutions Your Nonprofit Should Have

Donor Search

Here we are in a brand new year, and plenty of you have likely made resolutions that you vow to keep in 2018. Whether it’s self-betterment goals or breaking bad habits, a new year is a time of new beginnings, and that goes double for your charity or nonprofit. No matter how successful a year… Guest Post

How To Apologize

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The following great advice about how to apologize is from the book, The Courage Solution , by Mindy Mackenzie. Mackenzie recommends you include these three elements when you apologize: Actually say "I'm sorry" out loud, while making eye contact, if possible.

Case Management Software: Focus on Clients, Not Paperwork.

Vertex Systems

For many rehabilitation agencies, case management has become an exercise in loose post-it notes, reams of paperwork, and repetitive data entry. When DSP’s are having to spend unreasonable amounts of time on case notes and paperwork, it takes away precious time they could be spending with clients.