The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! Throughout the year we'll be updating this calendar with even more conferences, updated ticket prices, and event hashtags. It's finally here!

Creating the Perfect Editorial Calendar – A Cinderella Story

Connection Cafe

The Google Calendar crammed with notes to share this on social and send that email. We’ve tried piecing together editorial calendars and sharing them with the team for feedback, only to watch them get edited to shreds. Whatever you do—always, always update the calendar.

Creating An Editorial Calendar For Your Nonprofit


And the best way to organize and maintain a blog, is by developing an editorial calendar. Editorial calendars organize posting times, dates, topic, location, and analytics. With each group comes a different message, which might not be easily displayed in a single editorial calendar.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! Throughout the year we'll be updating this calendar with even more conferences, updated ticket prices, and event hashtags. It's finally here!

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Attract more attendees with a sweet Best Conference badge for your website - just email us!

Making Your First Donor Retention Calendar, Step by Step

Connection Cafe

Make a donor retention calendar to keep your donors loyal! Step Three: Put it all Together in your Donor Retention Calendar. Once you know WHO to focus on, what does a donor retention calendar include? Tuesday: Email a donor.

Why organizations should check calendars carefully before scheduling events

Judi Sohn

I posted my disappointment at this news on the Dreamforce App (a community for Dreamforce attendees) and someone suggested I email Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff about it. We've had a nice little email chat. But I'm saddened that he and his staff who responded in the email conversation don't quite get it. In 2012, Salesforce's huge and wonderful conference, Dreamforce , will be held September 18-21.

400 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The 2014 edition of my annual review of year-end fundraising email subject lines. For 2014, I reviewed 445 email messages sent to me from 74 different nonprofit organizations between December 1st and 31st, 2014. Email by Date. Email by Hour. Email Frequency.

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Google Calendar/Outlook Calendar Synch

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It's been about a year now since I kicked my outlook email habit and been a gmail and google calendar user. I really really miss that feature and it helped me clean up my email quickly.

What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Email deliverability is an important metric for nonprofit fundraisers and digital staff to track, especially in the time leading up to major digital fundraising days, such as Giving Tuesday. emails, and the average spam rate for nonprofit fundraising appeals remained high, at 20.34%.

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How often are you sending bulk emails?


How often do you send out bilk email communications? The frequency of your email blasts has a huge impact on the success of your email program. Email is a fantastic communication strategy as it can be very cheap, quick to put together and easy to send out.

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Boost Your Voice with LightBox Collaborative’s 2012 Editorial Calendar

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That’s where she shared Editorial Calendar Template , an online spreadsheet. I was honored when Holly agreed to do this post about the 2012 Editorial Calendar. And, now, we are excited to present the new and improved editorial calendar for 2012. Flickr Photo by Yandel.

5 Acknowledgement Email Tactics You’re Forgetting


Did you know that acknowledgement or “thank you” emails have the highest open rate of any email communication type. You just received a donation, event registration, membership sign-up or product purchase and all you do is send an automatic acknowledgement email saying “thank you”.

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300 More Email Subject Lines from End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

This is the 2013 edition of my annual review of year-end email subject lines that started in 2011 and continued in 2012. My email vault continues to grow each year — like some vast hoard under a mountain. Here are some insights, trends, and the complete list of email subject lines.

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Why You Need a Mobile Ready Email Template


— Did you know that nearly 90 million Americans use their phone to read email ? ComScore reports that nearly 90 million Americans use their phone to read email – and that number grew by 28% over the past year.

What the Google Inbox App Means for Email Marketing

John Haydon

Email marketers were freaking out because promotional emails were suddenly being relegated to a “Promotions” tab instead of the cherished “Primary” inbox. Note: Inbox is currently invite-only for gmail users (send an email to for an invite).

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Why Segmentation Is So Important in Email Marketing


In today’s modern email marketing environments, lots of focus is placed on design and content – which we can all agree are very important aspects of any email campaign. The common uses for email are to inform, educate, entertain, or enable.

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What came first, the email template or the email content?

Beaconfire Wire

As digital marketers know, one of the biggest email challenges is always to ensure the best possible delivery of a message across multiple platforms and devices. We call it an email design pattern. The problem with standard email templates. Content from an email design pattern.

Sunrise Calendar App: Stay on Top of Your Busy Schedule

Tech Soup Blog

I decided to try out the Sunrise calendar app for iOS to see if it can help me stay in check. This free app synchronizes event information from your various social media and calendar accounts into one sleek display.

5 Ways to Make Your Email Fundraising Appeals Sound More Human

NonProfit Hub

If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you are sending an email fundraising appeal this month. Email, for most nonprofits, is the single largest source of online fundraising revenue. We’ve forgotten that email is a two-way medium. 5 Principles of Humanized Email Fundraising.

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DC/MD/VA Nonprofits: Mark Your Calendars for Nov 9


All registered 501 (c) (3) organizations are automatically in the database ; religious organizations can request to be added by emailing Razoo at or calling at ( 866) 437-1952. What’s November 9, you ask? It’s Give2TheMax Day and it’s exactly ONE MONTH FROM TODAY!

Increase Open Rates and Click-Throughs with 5 Follow-up Email Techniques from Top Nonprofits


If you run your nonprofit’s email communication program you’re likely always thinking of ways to get better. Wrapped up in all that is the issue of sending too many emails. there’s good reason to send several emails to your subscribers.

How to Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks (Or How to Write Better Email Subject Lines)

NonProfit Hub

An unread email. Usually, you’ll decide in a few seconds whether it’s worthy of opening or being cast away in the endless email trash heap. The one thing you can control from the list above is the email subject line. There is no magic bullet when it comes to email subject lines.

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DIY Social Media Management

Amy Sample Ward

Content Calendar. Why create a content calendar? How to get started: I prefer Google Calendar , though you can use any shared calendar you have in place in your organization – DivvyHQ is designed specifically for this purpose. all-day for emails and blog posts.

GW Engagement Survey Section Three: Email


This month, we're looking at Section Number Three: Email. Groundwire Engagement Benchmarking Survey Section Three: Email. Facebook, Twitter, and SMS may be the cool kids on the block, but email is still king when it comes to communicating with your constituents.

Getting Started with Email Fundraising Q&A


Even for experienced email fundraisers, getting your message heard during a busy season of appeals can be a challenge. Connecting with your donors via email can seem especially difficult if you''re venturing into email fundraising for the first time, or haven''t found a lot of success in the past. Hopefully together we can shed some light on the elements that make a strong email fundraising campaign. You want to try and keep your emails short and to the point.

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How to Build Your Nonprofit’s Email List

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Not all email lists are the same. Your ability to segment your email lists will depend on your CRM and your email communications software, but having multiple lists can help your nonprofit better craft your messages and fundraising requests.

New Feature: Frogloop Nonprofit Events Calendar - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


I hope you find the calendar useful. You can bookmark the calendar view at [link]. The idea behind this calendar is to aggregrate events, seminars, webninars and conferences that would appeal to the nonprofit communications professional.

10 Ways to Stop Killing Baby Sea Turtles With Email

John Haydon

Like you, I get a lot of emails about specific events, tasks and projects. One of the most frustrating time-wasters is dealing with inefficient emails. Fact: Every time an inefficient email is sent, one baby sea turtle dies. An email saying “Thanks for your note.

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Use an Email Welcome Series to Cultivate and Deepen Engagement with New Online Supporters

Tech Soup Blog

An email welcome series is critical to make a good first impression with new subscribers on your email list. Craft a Series of Email Messages. A welcome series usually includes multiple email messages. Use a Mobile Email Template. email fundraising

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GMail Tasks are Integrated with Google Calendar

Wild Apricot

Tasks is a relatively new-from-GMail-Labs feature that pulls together Gmail and Google Calendar to help you create and manage “to do” lists. This isn’t a tool for the true productivity wonk, but it does offer a quick and convenient way to get a task into your calendar from email. You may have noticed a new link in the left sidebar of your Gmail account recently.

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Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Maybe you’re putting together your email calendar for December, planning out social media content, or even sprucing up your website to improve conversions. Audit the Last Email You Sent— Grab your red pen and look at the last fundraising email you sent to your list.

Knitting Together Your Website, Email, and Social Media Content

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

To help her celebrate, I invited to write a post with some steps and tips for integrating web content, email, and social media. You put up a website way back when, then started sending out an email newsletter. Add “share” buttons to your website pages and email newsletters too.

End-of-Year Campaign Planning: 6 Things to Get Done in September

Connection Cafe

Have you peeked at your calendar today? So if you haven’t given your end-of-year campaign any thought, here’s a checklist of what to get done in September: Analyze past campaigns (and other emails). Review how mobile-friendly your emails are.

End-of-Year Planning: 7 Things to Get Done this October

Connection Cafe

Plan your email schedule – Get dates on the calendar for mid November through end of December. Finalize segmentation – Similarly, it’s difficult to begin creating content if your email segmentation is undecided.

How to Lose 10 Pounds in 2 Weeks (Or How to Write Better Email Subject Lines)

NonProfit Hub

An unread email. Usually, you’ll decide in a few seconds whether it’s worthy of opening or being cast away in the endless email trash heap. The one thing you can control from the list above is the email subject line. There is no magic bullet when it comes to email subject lines.

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Get Email on Your Domain with Hands-On Office 365 Workshops

Tech Soup Blog

or similar email address for your organization? Our free Office 365 workshops are designed to help nonprofits that want to use their domain name for their email service. Office 365 includes Outlook email, Office apps, file storage and collaboration, and communications tools.

Speed Mentoring @Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit


Email if you have any questions. Mark Your CalendarsI wanted to let you know about a great opportunity to find a mentor, be a mentor, learn something new and build your network. Speed Mentoring @Tech Innovation + Inclusion Summit. Washington D.C.

Tried-and-True Approach for Year-End Campaign Success

Connection Cafe

A year-end fundraising campaign often involves: direct mail, email, social media, websites, landing pages, stewardship, and more. Put all of the campaign milestones on your calendar. A channel might be direct mail, email, peer-to-peer, or social media.

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Google Wave: “what might email look like if we invented it today”


Email has been around for almost forty years, starting out before the web and the Internet as we know it now. In just the last couple years, whole new realms of team communication, web-base collaboration and social networking sharing have grown up as alternatives to “pure” email.

Colossus vs. Cloud - an Email System Showdown


If your nonprofit has 40 or more people on staff, it's a likely bet that you use Microsoft Exchange as your email server. There are, of course, many nonprofits that will use the email services that come with your web hosting, and there are some using legacy products like Novell's Groupwise or Lotus Notes/Domino. But the market share for email and groupware has gone to Microsoft, and, at this point, the only compelling up and coming competition comes from Google.

[5 spots only] Join me on the CR to talk association private communities


All you need to do is leave a comment here of email me ( – first come first served and I will make sure you get the conference line info. Industry Insider Mark Your Calendars Open Community