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Moore Unveils Audience-Centric Testing Suite for Creative Testing

NonProfit PRO

Moore introduced its Audience-Centric Testing Suite of testing tools for fundraising creative and communications across marketing channels.

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6 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Following on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good The average growth rate for social media ranges from 0.64% to 3% per month , depending upon the platform. In other words, the era of organic growth on social media is over. To grow your following on social media, you need to make a concerted effort to let your supporters and donors know how to find your nonprofit on social media. 1) Feature social media icons on every page of your website.

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4 Ways Workplace Giving Supports Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Want to diversify your organization's fundraising streams? Add corporate philanthropy to the mix to help achieve your long-term goals.

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How to Increase Attendance at an Event: Strategies to Try Now!

Wild Apricot

Want more event attendees? Who doesn't? Here are common reasons for low attendance and tactics you can use to boost it starting today.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Grants: The Fine Art Of Arm Twisting

The NonProfit Times

The grant deadline is barreling toward you like a freight train. You asked program staff for critical information weeks ago, but still have not received it. They’re ignoring your texts, emails, and phone calls, and you’ve just learned an essential player has gone on vacation. “Unfortunately, this doomsday scenario is not unusual. Grant professionals consistently lament the lackadaisical response of staff members when asked for data, program details, budget figures, and other essential informati

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RKD Group and GivingTuesday Unveil the GivingPulse Field Guide

NonProfit PRO

RKD Group and GivingTuesday released the GivingPulse Field Guide to provide actionable strategies and insights from the GivingPulse Report.

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The crucial role of software testing in your AMS implementation

Nimble AMS

Is your organization preparing for its association management software (AMS) implementation? It’s not uncommon for an association to face challenges during its AMS implementation. If you’re like other organizations, you might have some concerns about data migration, specifically when moving your existing data from a legacy system into your new system.

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Top Companies That Donate to Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Explore the top companies that generously donate to nonprofits. You'll also learn the different types of donations and tips for requesting donations.

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Introducing Powerful Email Builder Updates Featuring AI Writing Assistance

Bloomerang

Storytelling is your superpower. It’s how you connect with supporters, inspire action, and make a difference in your community. But, creating engaging content can be time-consuming, especially with limited resources. That’s why we’re excited to announce exciting updates to the Bloomerang email builder , designed to boost your impact and lighten your workload.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Let’s Do This! Advocate for the Profession

VQ Strategies

Despite all the valuable work that those who lead volunteer engagement do for organizations and the community, the role is not recognized as a profession in the US.yet! Al!ve, the Association for Leaders in Volunteer Engagement, is working to enhance the profession through official recognition by the Bureau of Labor and others. (While we at VQ Volunteer Strategies have a global reach and honor our colleagues from beyond the US, this post is particularly relevant to our fellow US residents).

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Are You Talking to the Wrong Donors?

NonProfit PRO

Here's why a tiered caseload is so valuable to your fundraising success — and why you might be talking to the wrong donors.

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Launching a campaign or rebrand? Start with vision.

Big Duck

Discover how aligning your vision with staff and board members leads to success in your branding and capital campaign efforts.

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What Is a Solicitation Email and How To Write One + Examples!

Wild Apricot

Learn what a solicitation email is, how to write one effectively, and explore practical examples to inspire your next fundraising campaign to get more donations!

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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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30+ Top Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

OneCause

Peer-to-peer fundraising is one of the most lucrative methods of generating revenue for nonprofits. Take a look at these 30+ peer-to-peer fundraising ideas!

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Your donor retention how-to

Hands on Fundraising

First, why does donor retention matter? Ah, donor retention. We talk about it often. But why does it matter? Acquiring new donors is hard and often expensive. (You still need to do it.) So not doing all you can to keep the donors you have is like tossing money out the window. Prioritize retention! Also… […] The post Your donor retention how-to appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Where are we seeing sustained changes in grantmaking practices to reduce grantee burden?  

Candid

In the summer of 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the national reckoning on race, more than 800 foundations signed on to the Council on Foundations (COF) COVID-19 Pledge to “loosen or eliminate the restrictions on current grants.” “[R]ecognizing the critical need to act with fierce urgency to support our nonprofit partners as well as the people and communities hit hardest by the impacts of COVID-19,” they implemented measures such as converting project-based grants to unrestricted support, a

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Measure What You Value: Designing a Values-based Performance Appraisal System

Blue Avocado

Improve how your nonprofit evaluates, recognizes, and motivates its employees. Previous articles on Blue Avocado have discussed the challenges organizations face when designing performance appraisal systems. How often should they be done? What should be measured? Should they be tied to pay increases? These are just a few of the questions you will need to answer when designing or enhancing your performance appraisal process.

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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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Jimmy Carter’s Memorabilia Raises $2.8 Million

The NonProfit Times

By Richard H. Levey At age 99 former President Jimmy Carter continues to have a positive impact on social good, even at age 99 and from his hospice care. A recent auction of items from Carter and others raised more than $2.8 million for The Carter Center, a 501(c)(3) devoted to preventing and resolving global conflicts, enhancing freedom and democracy and improving health.

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Sponsorship Inventory and Asset Development Essentials

The Sponsorship Collective

Imagine walking into a shoe store with nothing on the shelves and no samples of product to try on. Now imagine being confronted by the sales person who asks you for $150 because it is his goal to sell $150 worth of shoes to you. How would you feel?

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Some Alerts Are More Important Than Others

NonProfit PRO

PHLYSense is a 24/7 property monitoring and alert solution. Organizations get real-time alerts if water is detected, or temperatures reach a hazardous level. The program includes sensors and 24/7 monitoring and support all at no-cost to policyholders with property coverage.

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100+ Easy and Affordable Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

DonorDock

100+ easy and affordable fundraising ideas to help your nonprofit ramp up its fundraising!

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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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Level Up Your K–12 Tech Skills and Network at bbcon 2024!

sgEngage

Calling all K–12 educators and administrators! Are you looking to squeeze the most out of your Blackbaud software? Then mark your calendars for bbcon 2024, happening September 24–26 in Seattle, Washington. From my experience, this annual conference is the event for Blackbaud users, and the K–12 offerings are especially impressive this year. Deep Dives Before the Dive I never miss the dedicated pre-conference sessions , being held this year on Monday, September 23rd.

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Unlock Your Nonprofit’s Potential With The Bloomerang ROI Calculator

Bloomerang

Ever wonder how much more your organization could achieve with the right tools? Meet the Bloomerang ROI Calculator, designed to show you the impact of investing in our comprehensive Giving Platform. It’s a great tool for nonprofits like yours looking to enhance their impact. What is the Bloomerang ROI Calculator? The Bloomerang ROI Calculator estimates your growth using information you provide about your fundraising revenue, constituent count, and annual donors.

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Three Simple Formats for Sponsor Summits That Work

The Sponsorship Collective

Let me start by saying that I hate the term “sponsor summit.” When people hear it they think of a hugely expensive, over the top, highly formal, high-pressure sales event. Sponsor summits are NEVER high-pressure sales events and they are only as formal as you want them to be. You can hold any type of summit that fits your brand and your partners…as long as you hold it at least once a year, every year.

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The Ultimate List of 650+ Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas!

NonProfit PRO

One of the most critical elements for your live, silent, or hybrid auction success is making sure that the items you're putting up for bid are irresistible. Need great ideas to spell success for your live and silent auctions? Download The Ultimate A-to-Z List of Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas for Benefit Auction Success to access over 650 auction item ideas that will captivate and delight your guests!

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

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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85% Of United Nations’ Sustainable Goals Not Being Met

The NonProfit Times

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are approved by the UN’s 193 member countries. A UN Special Edition Report highlighted a considerable gap in achieving the SDG targets: Approximately 80% of the targets have deviated, stalled, or regressed, and just 15% of them are on track. According to a new report from Google, titled AI in Action: Accelerating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals, these challenges disproportionately impact low and middle-income countries (L

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Creating Sustainable Digital Products

Forum One

As technology becomes increasingly integrated into every aspect of our lives, the need for sustainable digital solutions has never been more critical. The National Institutes of Health estimates that global internet usage accounts for 3.7% of global CO2 emissions , equivalent to the emissions of global air traffic. Organizations utilizing digital products to create meaningful change should not only aim for robust and efficient solutions but also solutions that minimize their overall environment

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AI Can Be Your Most Powerful Tool for Growing Midlevel Giving

sgEngage

Midlevel donors don’t always get the love they deserve. This loyal and often overlooked segment of donors represents a significant opportunity for revenue growth and impact if stewarded effectively. Yet many nonprofits fail to strategically engage middle tier donors beyond building a pipeline for major gifts. They’ve also lacked adequate tools to help them identify good midlevel prospects and prioritize resources and stewardship efforts effectively to deliver strong return on investm

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