Going Virtual – An Alternative Volunteer Event Guide

Connection Cafe

In light of that trend and all the recent travel upheaval due to COVID – 19, with increasing restrictions being placed on companies and their global workforce, we wanted to address creative alternatives to traditional volunteer events. .

The Top 5 Alternatives to PayPal for Nonprofit Organizations

Wild Apricot

If your nonprofit is still using PayPal to accept donations, you could be missing out on thousands of dollars per year. Fortunately, there are plenty of great alternatives to PayPal for nonprofits that might be a better fit for your needs

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An Alternative to Writing RFPs for Nonprofit Websites and Technology

ASU Lodestar Center

Communications Director and Content Strategist Highway Twenty A Request for Proposal (RFP) is a common way nonprofit organizations invite bids for products and services. Unfortunately, when it comes to technology-related RFPs, nonprofit organizations often write inadequate proposals that waste time and money for the nonprofit and the responding vendors. At Highway Twenty, we advise nonprofits to first find the right partner. Laura Bush Nonprofit Websites RFP

An Alternative to.org? Say Hello to.ngo - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

An Alternative to.org? Say Hello to.ngo - Technology - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : But now the key organization that manages nonprofit addresses wants charities to adopt the suffix.ngo. It also wants to implement a process that vets organizations to ensure that anybody with the.ngo address is a legitimate nonprofit, saying that now it’s too easy to commit fraud using a.org address because anyone can create one.

Research Friday: Legal Structure Alternatives to Lead Social Change

ASU Lodestar Center

continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit scholar, student, or professional to. inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. is an active sponsor of the nonprofit Good Deeds Arizona. Yet another alternative is to form a Social Cooperative.

Sproutbuilder Update and Alternatives


Last month nifty WYSIWYG online flash widget maker Sproutbuilder announced its plan to move to all pay accounts by March and like a lot of organizations I was pretty concerned about what this meant for my nonprofit clients. Last week a modified pricing structure was announced and some solid information about what is available for nonprofits became available. Alternatives I plan to check out in more depth include Wix, PopFly (from Microsoft) and iWidgets.

Research Friday: Ten Types of Collaboration (an alternate view)

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit. nonprofit practice. From this, we developed an alternative list of ten types of collaboration, organized by increasing levels of integration, and which can be combined to make hybrids.

Nonprofit Crowdfunding: 5 Pro-Tips

Connection Cafe

And if you’re a nonprofit, there’s a lot to think about when you’re about to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Luckily, we have a few strategies to help you out with your nonprofit’s crowdfunding: Prepare and set goals. But your nonprofit may take a little longer or shorter than expected.

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Museum 2.0: One-Pager: A Simple Alternative to Messy Websites

Network-Centric Advocacy

This must be the new design guide for campaigns, micro-sites and small nonprofits. Design your site to be super clear, simple and easy maintain. Cut, cut and cut again to to present a single set of value to user of the site and reduce need to keep the content fresh.

Training Your Staff: Online Alternatives

Tech Soup Blog

Citrix , offers a product donation program available for eligible nonprofits through TechSoup that provides web conferencing, webinar, and online training, for an annual subscription. Lastly, SlideRocket is a great donated product for creating online presentations for nonprofits and libraries. Idealware , a partner of TechSoup's recently posted an article addressing how to train staff in simpler, more cost-effective ways.

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8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? These “pain points” sometimes discourage nonprofits from dedicating resources to strategic planning. Every nonprofit needs strategy: it’s essential to making mindful choices.

Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Alternately, If you are using Zoom, set up a personal room that is open 24/7 for people to drop into. Before the pandemic, many nonprofits encouraged and supported informal meals or coffee together in small groups or pairs. What ways has your nonprofit overcome virtual fatigue?

Nonprofit Marketing Research Made Simple, No Matter Your Budget

Connection Cafe

Here’s how your nonprofit can get started conducting research , no matter your size: 1. Are you looking to explore options, or make a decision between two or more alternatives? Nonprofit Marketing Analytics data data analysis market research nonprofit marketing

Diversifying Fundraising Programs: A Q&A with the CEO of Emancipet

Connection Cafe

In order to secure the charitable gifts that allows nonprofit organizations to fund their missions and work, they must invest in a smart, strategic, and diversified approach to fundraising to build a strong and resilient program.

Ask Idealware: eAdvocacy Alternatives to Kintera?


Many nonprofits have cut back on eAdvocacy due to the reduced effectiveness of this approach in bringing about real policy change. Lenny asks : We're an all volunteer 501c4 that has been using Kintera. They're asking a great deal of money for continuing to use Kintera. We would greatly appreciate suggestions of other service providers.

5 Proven Tips for Building Your Nonprofits Email List


But for those who just cant make the email list happen there is another (less effective) alternative. Email Marketing email email fundraising eMail marketing email newsletter email subscriber nonprofit

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10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness


According to a 2013 study conducted by Blackbaud , overall donations to nonprofits increased in 2013 by 4.9%, and digital donations increased 6.4%. The answer lies in the way nonprofits are catering o the demands of its donor network. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help.

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Thinking Mobile in 2013 – Being Responsive


Let's dive into this term and discover what responsive design is all about, why it is important for nonprofits and what your alternatives are if responsive design is not the best fit for your organization. Interactive Mobile Nonprofit web design Nonprofit websites responsive designThe mobile buzzword of the year is "responsive design."

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How Nonprofit Pros Use Twitter


————— According to the most recent Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , 76% percent of nonprofits are now using Twitter. It’s the second most popular social network used by nonprofits, after Facebook.

10 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the first post in a year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. that your nonprofit uses.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4b: Wireframes

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the ninth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Detailing interactions that will need to be designed such as rollover or hover states, drop-downs and alternative displays for logged-in users.

Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know


One of today’s biggest areas of growth for nonprofit fundraising is Planned Giving. Most nonprofit fundraising databases are able to mark a gift as a bequest, but this only captures a fraction of the entire Planned Giving process.

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A Hack to Dramatically Improve Your Virtual Events

Connection Cafe

Whether you are a university that can’t have alumni come to campus, a nonprofit scrambling to replace your gala , or an association coming up with an alternative to an annual conference, a large part of organizational revenue is at stake. Many events are canceled and that’s a problem.

5 Things That Nonprofits Wish They Knew Three Months Ago

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stephanie Kanak , Content Strategist at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. We surveyed over 700 nonprofits to find out what advice they’d give themselves and others about fundraising in the new normal.

Hone Your Craft: The Art of Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Even stories about alternate worlds and mystical creatures get us caught in the feels. That’s where we, as nonprofit storytellers, need to begin. Featured Nonprofit Branding Nonprofit Marketing

Say What? Build a Social Media Listening Dashboard for Your Nonprofit


I just got back from the 2011 Nonprofit Technology Conference , where listening was top of mind: Listening to the amazing speakers, listening to the #nptech community , and listening to all the great ideas floating around the halls of the Washington Hilton.

About Hootsuite's Costly 'Freemium' Plans and Free Twitter Alternatives


Nonprofits registered as 501(c)(3) corporations are eligible for a 20% discount. In our trials, we did find it a worthwhile alternative, but ultimately stuck with Hootsuite because it is not as full-featured or easy to use. However, Twitter is the only supported social network, there is no mobile alternative, and there is no team collaboration.

4 Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout For Nonprofit Professionals


Guest Post by Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, Co-Authors, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. . Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker. Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit Potluck

How Can My Nonprofit Get Started with Measurable Advocacy?

Connection Cafe

Additionally, there is often a demand on advocacy’s return on investment (ROI) by nonprofit boards, donors, and CEOs. These realities make it more evident that each nonprofit needs a unified voice, powerful enough to withstand the process of making policy.

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Banking on Bitcoin: Nonprofit Success Stories Start to Emerge - Ideas & Advice - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : When representatives from alternative, Internet-based currencies like NobleCoin began pitching the Water Project last year, they met plenty of skepticism. Peter Chasse, founder and president of the nonprofit, knew little about how such currencies functioned

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The Nonprofit Cloud: The Right Choice For Total Cost Of Ownership


It’s a way for nonprofits to assess risk, understand the cost of something beyond the ‘sticker price’, and how it compares to an alternative solution or product. What could your nonprofit do with an extra $54,574 each year?

Nonprofit Data Migration Made Easier with Carr Partnership

3rd Sector Labs

A central challenge facing many of today’s nonprofit organizations is the paucity of technology solutions, as well as expertise, available for things like website development, fundraising, data migration, and so on.

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The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action. 5 NONPROFITS WINNING AT SOCIAL MEDIA. Facebook Statistics For Nonprofits.

Join me on the 100th episode of Nonprofit Radio today!

Amy Sample Ward

I’m really excited to join Tony Martignetti for the 100th episode of Nonprofit Radio. We will be talking about social media and nonprofits, from using Twitter to fundraising. Listen live or archive : On Friday at 1pm: Talking Alternative Radio, Fridays, 1-2PM Eastern.

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Four Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here are the techniques: Meeting Ritual: A Moment of Quiet: Many people who work at nonprofits are often in many meetings, often scheduled back-to-back, everyday. Alternately, you can imagine yourself doing an activity that energizes you. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

[Part 2] How To Make A Case For Your Nonprofit CRM


In part one of this two part series, we discussed the misconceptions and stigmas that might exist within the walls of your nonprofit regarding CRMs, and strategies for better informing those around you who may hold them. Sign-Up for Nonprofit Insights for Targeting Volunteers in 2015.

Is Your NY Nonprofit Ready for the Nonprofit Revitalization Act?


Is your New York nonprofit ready for the new Nonprofit Revitalization Act? To help nonprofits across the State get ready, we turned to finance expert Paul Konigstein for this terrific checklist on how to be in compliance. NONPROFIT REVITALIZATION ACT COMPLIANCE CHECKLIST.

Tips to Maintain Momentum for Your In-Person Fundraising Events Amidst COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Adding an alternative registration option to your current event registration can help your event remain inclusive of those people who prefer to avoid large public gatherings. Looking for an alternative to a cycling event? Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising coronavirus COVID-19

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander. BuJo for nonprofit professionals.

10 Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the second post in a year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts.

How to Make the Most of the Resources Available to Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’ve ever held an executive position at a nonprofit, you have probably heard cliche mantras such as “work smart, not hard” or “do more with less.” One of the most difficult components of starting and maintaining a nonprofit is learning how to take advantage of the resources at your disposal. While many of these programs have premium or deluxe options, they often have free versions which offer everything your nonprofit may need. Sponsored by Jitasa.

How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 1): Make It Readable

Connection Cafe

And nonprofit websites everywhere are filled with clichés and ambiguity. You’re not just competing with other nonprofits in your space; you’re also competing with the Internet as a whole. Nonprofit Nonprofit Marketing digital marketing for nonprofits Nonprofit websites

How to Remove a Nonprofit Board Member

NonProfit Hub

Behind involved, dedicated and committed board of directors, your nonprofit can achieve great things. This is an alternative to resignation if the issues are temporary (i.e. The post How to Remove a Nonprofit Board Member appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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