New from NTEN: Technology Champion Master Classes


Every year after the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), we get the feedback that folks wished they had longer to dive in a specific topic in more depth. Well, we heard you and are excited to offer our new master classes to give you the opportunity to do just that. Our master classes are day-long interactive workshops that will help you develop a personalized plan for a project or issue you''re working on that you can take back to your organization.

Has Your Nonprofit Considered Race and Class in Your Social Media Strategy?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits like Invisible Children and To Write Love on Her Arms were born from Myspace. As a result, by late 2008, most of the middle-class white Americans who had initially feared Myspace and social networking began to flock to the clean, neat Facebook community. Watch Video.

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Class 12 Allies Begin Journey With CORE Retreat

ASU Lodestar Center

After months of recruiting for our 2017-2018 cohort, the Public Allies Arizona team has found 46 wonderful individuals that we are proud to call our Class 12 Allies. posted by Emily Barrett Capacity Building Initiatives; Public Allies Arizona.

How I'm Celebrating My 53rd Birthday: Cambodia, Chocolate, and Class

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This year I'm indulging in three of my passions: raising money for Cambodian children with social media, teaching a social media nonprofit strategy class, and eating chocolate. The exercise: I'll ask the class to compose a birthday tweet that their network might retweet.

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! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

7 Things I learned From #Beth53 Fundraiser and PoST Class

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That was the reason for the eating chocolate exercise I did in PoST class on Monday. This post harvests what I learned and what I still don't know about the birthday campaign strategy and measurement as well as guest teaching a graduate school class.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. It's trusted by some of the largest nonprofits. Rely on world-class customer support.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

COVID-19 is forcing nonprofits to think differently about engaging supporters. The unique challenge for nonprofits—especially those that rely on in-person support—will be providing virtual opportunities to their supporters to adapt to this new environment.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

Nonprofit Board Leadership: Advice for Companies and Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

I recently had the pleasure of attending a Better World Leadership event in NYC at which Alice Korngold presented the findings of the 2018 Nonprofit Board Leadership Study. Alice emphasized the larger benefits that companies gain through nonprofit board leadership initiatives.

Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Using "Customer/Jobs" and "Classes" Utilities

Tech Soup Blog

This is the third blog of my series on configuring QuickBooks for use in a nonprofit organization. My second blog dealt with setting up the chart of accounts in a nonprofit environment. This blog will cover step 3 (using the "Customer/Jobs" utility) and step 4 (using the "Classes" utility).

Configuring QuickBooks for Use in a Nonprofit: Using "Customer/Jobs" and "Classes" Utilities

Tech Soup Blog

This is the third blog of my series on configuring QuickBooks for use in a nonprofit organization. My second blog dealt with setting up the chart of accounts in a nonprofit environment. QuickBooks is a relational database, and as such it offers a few ways to flag (or relate) transactions such as invoices, cash receipts, bills, cash disbursements, and journal entries to Customer/Jobs (funding sources) and Classes (programs). " Add each program as a QuickBooks class.

Nonprofit Finance & Development: Let’s Get Along

Connection Cafe

According to the report The Next Generation of American Giving , when donors are looking for financial information on nonprofits, the top two things they look for are financial efficiency (70%) and the impact of their donation (59%). Nonprofits are unique—there are no stockholders or owners. Learn more: Register for Blackbaud University’s “ Best Practices: Finance and Development—Partnering for Financial Success ” online class.

Optimized Mobile Donations Now with Apple Pay

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Mobile is an increasingly valuable medium for nonprofits. According to the M+R Benchmarks Reports , in 2018 mobile accounted for 48% of all traffic to nonprofit websites. EveryAction has seen multi-step forms help nonprofit’s increase their conversions by at least 5.9%.

Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Savvy healthcare nonprofits and foundations have identified a bright spot among these challenges, and that’s the ability to impact their institution’s bottom line by engaging past and current patients through healthcare philanthropy.

Breaking: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Convio | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Pipes (1) Blackbaud , Convio , Startups , eCRM , Breaking: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Convio 04.25.08 | 3399 10 Comments [link] Breaking%3A+Class+Action+Lawsuit+Filed+Against+Convio 2008-04-25+17%3A48%3A06 Allan+Benamer A quick search on “Convio lawsuit&# in Google turns up: [link] [dockets_justia_com] The lawsuit was filed on April 22, 2008 and the plaintiff is Scott D.H. Does your nonprofit show credit card expiration dates on donations receipts?

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the fourth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing 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.

Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

Host a class. You could hold a small pop-up class for a cause. Teach one of your family recipes, host a yoga class, show your friends the wonders of rock gardening ? The post Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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Learning in the White Space: 5 Unintended Lessons from a Marketing Class


A couple of weeks ago, I stepped into my first marketing class excited to learn and meet some new people in my still-smells-like-new home base in New Jersey. I discovered there were rich lessons in the "white space" of class. It's a class about marketing, right? As class kicked off, the instructor began introducing himself and how he came to be teaching the class. We had already received the message that the class would be "broadcast only".

How and Why Nonprofits Need to Think Differently

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit Hub is trying to serve as that nurturing parent who teaches their children—in this case, new or yet-to-be nonprofits—the right way to do things, the smart way to do things. It’s a horrible way to think, especially considering the nonprofit sector’s undying turnover problem.

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! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

I think one of the most interesting and impactful programs that we’re re launching is “Democracy Class”. The online voter registration platform is freely available and a lot of partners in the nonprofit space use it for civic engagement.

5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Love Cryptocurrency

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thanks to the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, nonprofits are increasingly turning to cryptocurrency as a new source of revenue. Over the last few years, we’ve seen hundreds of millions of dollars in cryptocurrency donated to nonprofits.

Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Here at Nonprofit Hub, we believe the most successful fundraisers are hybrids of innovation and tried-and-true ideas. The post Nonprofit Hub’s Favorite Fundraisers appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

It was about art, and class and learning things that tended to be highbrow. At your nonprofit, culture is at the heart of who you are. 3) Evaluate your Policies – nonprofits rely on people to deliver on their missions, so people need to be happy and productive.

Designing for Good: Nonprofit Design Inspirations Episode #1

Connection Cafe

I’m passionate about nonprofits and designing for nonprofits in equal measures. In that pursuit, myself and my talented UX colleague Tim Hammond are beginning a new series highlighting the latest and greatest of nonprofit designs from around the world.

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Tragedy or Victory: Rewriting the Nonprofit Turnover Tale

Connection Cafe

But for a nonprofit organization—where everyone is trying to do more, help more, raise more, reach more with a lot less to spare—the twist can send things spiraling downhill quickly and tragically. Attend Acting Classes Regularly. Turnover is a plot twist no organization can avoid.

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5 Under Utilized Social Media Outlets For Nonprofits


Or the outlets that not traditionally associated with content marketing or use by nonprofits? Here are the specifics on 5 less utilized social media networks your nonprofit can utilize in its next content marketing campaign. Image courtesy of Blogging4Jobs.

The Benefits of Nonprofit Coworking

NonProfit Hub

If you’re a nonprofit just getting your feet under you, or even if you’ve become a staple in your community, coworking has a lot to offer. start-ups or nonprofits). The post The Benefits of Nonprofit Coworking appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

6 Key Changes for Nonprofits in the FASB’s ASU 2016-14

Connection Cafe

In August 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-14 (ASU 2016-14) to make improvements to the communication of information on nonprofit financial statements. How ASU 2016-14 Will Affect Nonprofits in 2018.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! Nonprofit technology, and more! 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. Nonprofit FundCon.

A 5 Week Mid-Level Donor Boot Camp: Make Your Nonprofit’s Mid-Level Fundraising Program Great Again

Connection Cafe

A typical ceiling for a small to medium nonprofit might be $5,000 or $10,000 per year. Nonprofit Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit News fundraising Industry Insights mid-level donorsAre you suffering from mid-level donor envy?

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Salesforce, Dreamforce & Nonprofits: It always comes back to the data model

Judi Sohn

This gave me some Dreamforce perks starting with a fantastic MVP-only Introduction to Object Oriented Programming class on Monday before the conference began. This class was a reduced version of the full 5-day course. A nonprofit typically has a very different ownership/sharing model.

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5 Essential Free Online Courses for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Too often, nonprofit professionals don’t receive the training they need. We all know the typical explanations – funders don’t allocate enough dollars to professional development, learners can’t give up the time for in-person training, and relevant classes aren’t offered in every area.

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Advice for Nonprofits on Hiring the Next Great Fundraiser—Don’t Overlook Older Candidates

Connection Cafe

I received an email the other day from a man who was in a fundraising class I taught a few years ago. I remember well his enthusiasm for fundraising as he planned to transition from a career in the aerospace industry to the nonprofit arena. He was already an active volunteer and was passionate about helping nonprofit organizations raise funds. That is what led him to my class. My sense is that many nonprofit organizations today want to hire twentysomethings.

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5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Leadership Organizational Culture Resilience

How to Create Nonprofit VIPs with Social Media

Connection Cafe

You can be a member of any “class” you can think of – business class, bronze class, gold class, platinum class, first class, tungsten class, plutonium class, chemistry class. Whatever class you want to be, you CAN be.

Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration


Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. Star Wars creator George Lucas is famous for his charitable giving (the George Lucas Educational Foundation is actually a force behind Edutopia ), but what's less known are the philanthropic efforts of the cast & crew of The Force Awakens to help nonprofits like UNICEF.

The Secret Metric Killing Nonprofit Fundraising (And What To Do About It)


The nonprofits selected represent a variety of ESPs (email service providers) and email list sizes to ensure the results illustrate trends across of the nonprofit community at-large. The average nonprofit meeting this criteria lost $29,613.59

Nonprofit Website Analytics: Why And What You Should Care About


Image courtesy of Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall. Every nonprofit’s website is different. Your website should serve as the nexus of all your nonprofit’s digital marketing efforts.

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. He then proceeded to give the class these facts: Kenneth L. The Internet is bloated.