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One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2019

Connection Cafe

Donor acquisition is all the rage, but did you know nearly 3 out of 4 new donors leave and never come back. I’d stay that’s pretty stinky, wouldn’t you? Blackbaud’s latest Charitable Giving Report sheds light on the importance of donor retention in the nonprofit industry.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Negotiate for More Funding

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits face unique challenges that for-profit organizations don’t have to grapple with. First, nonprofits have to ask for money from people who don’t directly use their services. Instead of customers, nonprofits rely on donors.

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How and Why Nonprofits Need to Think Differently

NonProfit Hub

It’s much easier to learn something completely new than to unlearn an old habit. Just ask any parent. It’s why children are taught essential functions at an early age: they haven’t yet learned the wrong way to do things.

Guest Post by Martin Djupdraet: Let the Decision Makers Do the Audience Research

Museum 2.0

This guest post is written by Martin Brandt Djupdræt , Head of research and presentation and a member of the management at the Danish open-air museum Den Gamle By (The Old Town). I met Martin last year at the MuseumNext conference.

23 Fundraising & Marketing Reports for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below are a small sampling of the research available to nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide. The data can be used to help your organization craft your next online fundraising and marketing plan.

How to Write a Winning Fundraising Appeal

John Haydon

Writing a fundraising appeal letter can be tricky. It’s not easy to translate the passion you have for your cause into words that produce results. I created my A.P.P.E.A.L.S. Fundraising Writing Framework with you, the busy nonprofit professional, in mind.

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6 Tips to Know Your Nonprofit Is Ready for Skilled Volunteers

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit leader myself, I know how frequently social sector organizations are strapped for capacity.

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The Social Media for Corporate Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Research has shown there is a large gap in engagement among employees. Around 60% of employees report dissatisfaction about their jobs, particularly in regard to communication issues (about.com/human resources).

6 Reasons SEO Is Important to Nonprofits and Why

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Maryanne Dersch , a speaker, coach, and creator of the Superstar Fundraising Academy. She is also the author of Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Nonprofit Brand Boring and What to Do About It.

Your Spring Fundraising Appeal Letter: A Simple Checklist

John Haydon

You might be going back to previous donors and asking for general support. Or, you might be getting ready to request a particular list of supporters to fund your summer programs. Either way, there are five things you must do to make your appeal letter a success.

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Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

Connection Cafe

We recently held the fifth annual Blackbaud Target Analytics donorCentrics Sustainer Summit, hosted by WGBH in Boston on March 23 and 24, 2019, the question on everyone’s mind was simple: following significant gains in donors in FY2017, were we able to retain these surge donors in FY2018?

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7 Spring Fundraisers to Delight Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

Spring is in full bloom, which means a whole new season of fundraising opportunities are headed your way! By taking advantage of the sunshine, gorgeous weather and plentiful holidays spring has to offer, you can make spring fundraisers the best of the year. Easter Egg Hunt.

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What Exactly is the Intranet and Extranet and how can they help your Company?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

It was not too long ago that business communication with customers, clients, and even your own staff was very difficult and tedious, so much so that document sharing could only be done if the file was small enough to be delivered.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Mobile Messaging to Grow Your Nonprofit and Boost Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: May 7, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Corey Blake , Digital Marketing Strategist, MobileCause. Leah Libolt , Senior Digital Marketing Strategist, MobileCause. Heather Kopec , Director of Annual Giving, Virginia Tech. With 96% of all Americans owning mobile devices, and 81% of U.S. adults owning smartphones, it’s imperative that nonprofits adapt to meet donors where they are and how they communicate.

How Care2's Campaign to #EndGunViolence Engaged Millions and Drove Real Change

Frogloop

In honor of the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, Care2 recently launched a month-long integrated advocacy campaign to “#EndGunViolence” once and for all in America. The outcomes of the campaign surpassed expectations.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

Connection Cafe

It’s easy to think of data as something that’s entirely neutral, but like most things, data is open to interpretation.

Legacy Gifts: What They Are and How to Get Them

NonProfit Hub

Fundraising is quite the beast. It’s a sprawling, various, intricate process, and there are areas of it that nonprofits, especially new ones, tend to avoid.

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USE OUR MULTISITE SEO TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you want to create more than one website for your business, you need a powerful marketing tool to help you build your business. Should you already have many separate WordPress sites, you can use our tools to create a marketing network system to expand your business in minutes.

[Tweet Chat] Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Please join us for a tweet chat on May 1st at 12 pm EDT to discuss peer-to-peer fundraising!

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Our EveryAction Hero: Texas Watch

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Texas Watch is a nonpartisan citizen advocacy group founded in 1998. They just celebrated over 20 years of advocating for Texas families.

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5 Reasons Sponsors Ignore Your Emails

Connection Cafe

This article was originally published on The Sponsorship Collective website. Email is a fabulous tool to help warm up cold calls…except when it isn’t! I hear from clients and colleagues all the time that their e-mails are not producing results. They send out 1,000 emails and hear nothing back.

Reactions from Cause Camp 2019

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp 2019 is a wrap! If you were able to make it, you know that it was two full days of premium education, inspiration, networking and—yes—happy hours. Receiving feedback was one of our main goals this year, so we made sure to get a lot of it.

How To Use Social Media for Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

There are several ways that you can use the Miami social media company for your business. Reputation. The first way is to build a credible reputation for your business. This means that you are going to need to know how to connect with the right people.

3 Ways Workplace Giving Software Saves Time for Medium and Large Businesses

Givinga

The benefits of corporate philanthropy are well documented, helping businesses improve employee engagement, attract top talent, and increase sales – but workplace giving also time-consuming.

Here Are All The Nonprofit Jobs for April 2019 We Could Find

Wild Apricot

Every month, we compile a list of nonprofit jobs within the United States. Whether you’re looking for a career change or looking to enter the nonprofit space, this list is a helpful way to keep track of nonprofit opportunities in your area

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 93: What You Need to Know about Persona-based Marketing

Connection Cafe

You’ve probably heard a lot about persona-based marketing. But do you really know what it is? What are personas, how do you develop them, and what do you do with them? And should your organization even be worrying about incorporating personas into its marketing efforts? hint…probably).

How to Maintain Strong Leadership in Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

As the next generation of young nonprofit professionals gears up to take on new management positions, it’s imperative that you have a strong, ongoing leadership development program in place.

How Video Conference Helps in Education

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Video Conference is taking over the corporate world and have also delved into the education system.

Were We Crazy to Pursue Service Enterprise Certification? Our Rewarding Journey with SEI

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Susan Nusall Director of Volunteers at Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education/Arizona Bar Foundation. What comes to mind when you hear Diagnostic Survey? How about Certification Rubric? It’s possible you may have already stopped reading this blog because they sound like WAY too much to do and you do not really understand the benefits.

How The #1 Car Club Software Can Make Your Life Easier

Wild Apricot

Car club software can save administrators lots of time while growing their club. Find out how car club management software can save you time and put you back on the road

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3 Ways to Enhance Donor Stewardship with Technology

Connection Cafe

As stewardship professionals know well, strengthening and preserving relationships with the donors is essential to an institution’s success. In fact, over 50% of higher education institutions are focused on creating more impactful donor stewardship practices in 2019.

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Guest posting and what it can do for your business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

We’re all witnessing the modern phenomena of social media in real time. It’s having an effect on the future of business, marketing, communications, and even the political future of entire nations. This is quite a moment in cultural history.

5 Fundamental Website Design Tips for Modern Nonprofits

Donor Search

When you start to think about designing (or redesigning) your nonprofit website, you need to make sure to keep your main purpose in mind. That purpose is providing valuable content and a positive user experience for your constituents. Therefore, you’ll want to frame your design approach around the experience you want supporters to have with… Guest Post

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How To Find Your Balance Point

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A few years ago, Brian Tracy , along with Christina Stein , published, Find Your Balance Point. The desire for peace of mind and the idea of living a balanced life are central to your happiness and well-being.

Starting a Recurring Giving Program: Tips from the Major Hospital Foundation

Connection Cafe

The concept of recurring giving is pretty awesome. It enables people to make a meaningful increase in their impact on an organization that they care about without feeling a big impact in their checkbooks. For donors who care about a cause, nothing could be much better than that!

How The #1 Pickleball Club Management Software Can Help Run Your Club Better

Wild Apricot

Hundreds of other clubs have already automated their administrative work with Pickleball Management Software. Learn how you can save hours on administrative work for your Pickleball club, and grow your association

SEO Service In Canada Can Speed Up Your Business Growth

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

There are many different, innovative yet effective ways of creating marketing strategies that are implemented online. Search engine optimization is the most efficient online marketing strategy that can be implemented by small businesses.