3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. First things first, you should be able to articulate to your board what role you’d like to see them have in your development plan.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

I recently published the last post in my series about the nonprofit web design process and thought it would be helpful to have a final summary for the entire series. Site maps : How we create research-based site maps and special considerations for nonprofits when developing site maps.

After Rebranding Your Nonprofit, Then What?

Connection Cafe

Each year, I crisscross the country speaking at various nonprofit conferences. And while the conversation around nonprofit branding is gaining momentum, many nonprofit leaders continue to hold a narrow perspective on what it means to build and leverage a strong, needle-moving brand.

Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

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In fact, when I was conducting research for my book Data Driven Nonprofits , I spoke with data champions in a wide variety of organizations across numerous focus areas. This helps provide a platform for foundations and nonprofits to partner more closely on achieving intended outcomes together.

How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

In part one of this series, “ 5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves ,” I outlined how reserves provide stability and promote strategic decision making for nonprofit organizations.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As you start to think about how your organization will tell your story this season we enlisted the advice of Vanessa Chase Lockshin, the creator of The Storytelling Nonprofit , to show us how we can stretch our storytelling muscles and get ready for year end! nonprofit storytelling

[Part 1] Make A Case For Your Nonprofit’s CRM

TechImpact

A CRM can do a host of things for your nonprofit. A CRM is a transitive and powerful software that has the potential to change your nonprofit. That being said, you might be asking yourself: “If it is so effective, then why are so many people in my nonprofit against adopting a CRM?”.

4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

Connection Cafe

This week, I was fortunate to get a sneak peek at two of the nonprofit sector’s leading tech experts musing on their technology trend predictions for 2016. Relevant even for a nonprofit designer like me.

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Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

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Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy. But the reality is that in many nonprofit organizations, different teams and departments do not have a shared mental model for a culture of philanthropy.

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Here are the top 11 tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.

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My Theory of Practice

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology My Theory of Practice July 10, 2008 I finally had the reason to begin to more completely articulate my theory of practice.

What software freedom means to me

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology What software freedom means to me June 25, 2008 I got some interesting comments on the last post about Linux desktops. I realize that I haven’t talked about this in a while, and I’m not sure I’ve actually ever articulated this completely on this blog. I left academia to do that sort of thing with nonprofits full time.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2e: Personas

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Purposes for personas include: Help synthesize and articulate what we learn about constituents through user research. When we create personas for a nonprofit, we try to limit the number to 5 or 6.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 5: Visual Design

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Note: This is the tenth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Some organizations come to us with a very clearly articulated brand that has accompanying logos, fonts, colors, photography, copywriting and more.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 3: Content Strategy

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Note: This is the seventh in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Articulating content priorities for your homepage and other key pages/sections of your web presence. See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 1: Stakeholder Discovery

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Note: This is the first in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Now, if your nonprofit designs something in-house, purpose #3 is null and void. Interactive Web Design communication Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits

Grant Seeking 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Winning Grants

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To check if your organization is grants-ready, you should first ask yourself these questions: Can you clearly articulate your mission, vision, and your impact on the population you serve? Foundations and corporations award more than $85 million annually in charitable giving.

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4 Tech Trend Predictions for Nonprofits for 2016

Connection Cafe

This week, I was fortunate to get a sneak peek at two of the nonprofit sector’s leading tech experts musing on their technology trend predictions for 2016. Relevant even for a nonprofit designer like me.

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3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers

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I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship. I thought nonprofit fundraising was the opposite of lawyering. Demonstrate (and articulate!)

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Five Marketing Mistakes Nonprofits Need to Avoid

NonProfit Hub

Sean Horrigan is a guest contributor for Nonprofit Hub, and a marketing/PR consultant with a track record of helping clients grow and prosper through consistent media coverage, strategic social media campaigns, killer copy and better branding. _. Featured Nonprofit Marketing Plan Social Medi

Trends in the Nonprofit Sector

Connection Cafe

As a technology entrepreneur with a passion for marketing strategy and the nonprofit sector, around this time each year, I like to pause and make predictions as to the changes I foresee. Below are the top five predictions for the nonprofit sector in 2012. Author: Vinay Bhagat.

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The Yin and Yang of Building Email Lists

Connection Cafe

As you look to reshape acquisition tactics toward quality over quantity, there is one core principle that should be applied: clearly articulate the value of being an email subscriber and set expectations to prospective subscribers.

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Lessons Learned from Starting a Nonprofit in 2015

NonProfit Hub

This article originally ran in our Nonprofit Hub Magazine, a free bi-monthly magazine dedicated to providing focused content on a particular topic. Starting a nonprofit can be a tricky task to accomplish. Essentially, we started a new nonprofit. Featured Starting a Nonprofit

How Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Tomasa Ravines Burga Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Goodwill, AmeriCorps and Girl Scouts are good examples in the nonprofit sector. But what about most nonprofits, without national recognition?

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

TechImpact

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.

The Nimble Nonprofit: A Full Circle Strategy For Mission Growth

Donor Search

This blog was adapted from the recent Flash Class by NeonCRM and Nonprofit Garden, partners of DonorSearch. One of the more frustrating situations that can occur when rolling out a major campaign is having different departments articulate different messages to donors.

The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Culture, Microsites, and The Kiss of Death

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But no matter the circumstance, triumph, or disaster, it’s nonprofits like yours that keep this world turning. Here are this week’s nonprofit highlights: It’s not about the clothes you wear. There were some pretty huge moments this week.

7 Ways to Integrate Stories into Your Nonprofit’s Donor Stewardship Strategy

Connection Cafe

That’s a much better way to hook your reader and focus on articulating the impact they are a part of. Interactive donor retention Donor Stewardship fundraising ideas fundraising tips Nonprofit Storytelling Vanessa Chase photo cred:Flickr.

112 Nonprofit Blog Posts, Articles, and Stories from 2013 You Can’t Miss.

Connection Cafe

And if the collection of resources and highlights below are any indication, a lot has happened in the nonprofit industry over the past 365 days. From #batkid to #GivingTuesday, the Next Generation of American Giving to Content Marketing for Nonprofits , storytelling to social fundraising, retention rates to relationship building, the roundup below covers it all (and everything in between). So what’s a nonprofit to do? Who shares your nonprofit pond?

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The value of Facebook Likes for nonprofits in 2013 - Small Act

AFP Blog

The value of Facebook Likes for nonprofits in 2013 - Small Act : hen I set out to write this post I thought I would present some resounding evidence that would debunk all of the myths associated with calculating the worth of a Facebook like. I realized in my research that there are some folks smarter and more articulate than me that have already done the leg-work.

Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “ Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change ,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

4 Steps to Ensure Your Nonprofit Technology Investment Pays Off in Months, Not Years.

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program, a group consulting service that helps nonprofit organizations deepen constituent engagement and accelerate online fundraising. In a recent paper, Making the Pitch to Nonprofit Leadership: How to Convey and Sell the Need to Invest in Fundraising Technology , my colleague Danielle Johnson-Vermenton and I explored how nonprofit fundraisers can advocate for investments in online fundraising technology. Technology fundraising nonprofit technology technology investment

Starting a Nonprofit: The Importance of a Clear Vision

NonProfit Hub

This article is an expansion from an article originally posted in our March/April edition of the Nonprofit Hub Magazine. This is the first in a five part series on overcoming the struggles of starting a nonprofit organization. __. Featured Starting a Nonprofit

What Makes an IT Project Successful? Nonprofit Edition, Part Two

Connection Cafe

My last post covered a few common denominators I see in successful IT projects at nonprofit organizations: executive vision and involvement, defining requirements, and proactive risk identification and management, all of which provide a solid foundation for executing a project.

The Nimble Nonprofit: A Full Circle Strategy For Mission Growth

Donor Search

This blog was adapted from the recent Flash Class by NeonCRM and Nonprofit Garden, partners of DonorSearch. One of the more frustrating situations that can occur when rolling out a major campaign is having different departments articulate different messages to donors. The marketing team may be focusing on highlighting stories about a specific program while… Major Giving

Announcing Measuring the Networked Nonprofit Book

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Keo Savon, the young Cambodian woman supported by Measuring Networked Nonprofit book royalties. We are honored to have Laura Arrillaga-Andreeseen, Author of Giving 2.0 , write the foreword and it articulates from the donor perspective why nonprofits need to embrace measurement and learning.

How to Find Your Next Great Board Member

Connection Cafe

The chance to do work with an impassioned, articulate, and engaged CEO behind whom they can rally. If all the above makes it clear that everything revolves around vision, it should make sense that identifying and articulating your vision should be the first thing on your to-do list.

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How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How Networked Nonprofits Use Facebook. Last year, Alan invited me to keynote the New Media Consortium ’s virtual conference to talk about the future of social and nonprofits. And, of course, to revisit my Cute Dog Theory and see how it applies to Networked Nonprofits.

5 Ways to Thrive in the Trust Crisis

Connection Cafe

For the last 18 years, Edelman, the big PR firm, has done a world-wide survey of how much people trust government, media, nonprofits and business. People don’t trust media, government or nonprofits.

Create Core Values

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations. skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome!

Casting Vision for Fundraising Success in 2019

Connection Cafe

Before Jack Welch retired, he was quoted as saying, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”. Casting vision for your nonprofit can be tricky.

4 Important Considerations Before Investing in Today’s Technology for Tomorrow

Connection Cafe

Be sure to articulate your expectations so you’re up and running in no time. Nonprofit Technology foundations Future of Technology MicroEdge nonprofit philanthropy software technologyWhat technology is best? How can I get the most out of my software solution? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions – you’re not alone. As an account executive for foundation management technology solutions at MicroEdge + Blackbaud , I get asked these questions a lot.

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four Reasons Nonprofit Should Consider the Authentic Storytelling Method. For many nonprofits, taking the “right” photograph or creating the “perfect” video to represent an organization’s mission and work can be an intimidating prospect. For change to happen, we must articulate it.

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