Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

EveryAction

By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers. Provide them with sophisticated content and create calls, webinars, or events to provide them deeper insight into the organization. Your major gifts team is probably already creating incredible content that can be adapted to share with your mid-level audience.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

Creating a video with social media in mind (while also growing your social media audience organically) is a great way to grow your base and reach more supporters. We chatted with digital strategist Yash Mori for insights on creating video for nonprofits, campaigns, and advocacy organizations. We shared Yash’s invaluable insights on digital storytelling and we couldn’t resist sharing his advice on creating compelling videos. I really like to create a conversation.

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5 Steps to Creating Effective Community Health Initiatives

Connection Cafe

In this post, we will explore some of the major steps to creating effective community health initiatives, and share one case study. Start with the data to define your position in the market and create a high-impact community benefit program that promotes equity.

How to Create a Member Referral Program that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

The most effective way to get new members is by asking your current members to refer a friend. Here's how to take advantage of this by setting up a member referral program

Follow These 7 Steps to Create a Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Wild Apricot

Here are 7 steps to create your own with examples Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t.

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How to Create the Perfect Email List

NonProfit Hub

It’s crucial that you don’t take the shortcut of purchasing email lists and create your own set. Once you’ve developed one, it makes it easier to adjust and create new ones. With these techniques, you’ll be well on your way to creating an email list that is not just rewarding monetarily, but also useful for both parties involved. The post How to Create the Perfect Email List appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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4 Unique Ways to Create a Successful Fundraising Campaign

NonProfit Hub

You can either seek sponsors as specific sources of funding for a campaign or create a long-term partnership. The post 4 Unique Ways to Create a Successful Fundraising Campaign appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. In 2020, the fundraising landscape has been both unconventional and challenging for many nonprofit professionals. As we move forward from crisis-focused activities, there are opportunities to hone your strategy and plan for the future.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Membership Site

Wild Apricot

If you're thinking of creating a membership site, this ultimate guide has everything you need to know to get started

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How To Create Your Future

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Earlier this year brought the book, Create The Future: Tactics For Disruptive Thinking , by J eremy Gutsche , CEO of Trend Hunter. Gutsche shares that, Create The Future , "is a book about Disruptive Thinking, so it makes sense that it shouldn't follow conventional norms.

Navigating Power Dynamics to Create “Sticky” Relationships

Connection Cafe

This idea of “sticky” relationships that enable companies and nonprofits to drive meaningful progress on both mission and business goals is the third (and final) characteristic of The Knitting Factor, or Common Impact’s concept on creating transformative skills-based service. Creating these relationships takes intention, time and an appreciation of the knowledge, resources and needs of both parties. Create a culture of trust, open communication and feedback.

Examples For Creating Your Company Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To create a safe workplace. In Peter Block ’s book, The Empowered Manager (Second Edition) , he shares that the following values and statements can shape a vision of greatness for your employees and company. Each starts with, “We want:” Consistency between our plans and actions.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

Creating Change Conference. Creating Change Conference. The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations. It's finally here!

Complete Guide: How to Create a Fundraiser on Facebook (With Examples)

Wild Apricot

In this article, I will provide an up-to-date overview how to create a fundraiser on Facebook to drive donations to your nonprofit Want to start using Facebook to fundraise?

The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports

Wild Apricot

Getting started with a nonprofit annual report for the first time, or just want a refresher? Simplify the process with this ultimate guide full of expert advice and examples

How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

NonProfit Hub

Whether they comprise your entire staff or are only needed at the occasional fundraising event, creating a sustainable program for them will make the job easier for everyone. The post How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Turning one-time volunteers into longtime volunteers isn’t easy. That’s why establishing a sustainable, organized and engaging volunteer program should be one of your organization’s top priorities.

How to Use Mail Merge to Create Custom Membership Cards

Wild Apricot

Need to easily create and print membership cards for your members? Here's how to do it using Microsoft Word's mail merge feature

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Creating content that works

SocialFish

Creating Content (That Works) from Amy Vernon. You may remember the fabulous Amy Vernon presenting this content for one of our hottest webinars in the past. Well, here’s an updated deck for you! ——— ( photo credit ). Content Strategy

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

Before you attempt to create a program from scratch, evaluate what you have already in place. Create Job Descriptions. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

How to Create a Club Membership Form in Wild Apricot + 3 Examples

Wild Apricot

Here's how to create one with Wild Apricot Using an online club membership application form is an easy and efficient way to onboard new members.

How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

Creating a pipeline of future donors and managing prospects appropriately throughout their lifetime is the single most important task of fundraising organizations today. . The Problem: . I’ve spent a great deal of my career exploring what it takes to sustain a sort of paradox: a highly profitable fundraising organization. . No matter where you’re working in the advancement office, you’re probably addressing this central question in some small way every time you come to work.

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Nonprofit Financial Planning: How to Create a Blueprint for Sustainability

Wild Apricot

Proper financial planning and establishing sound accounting practices for your nonprofit are key to remaining sustainable. Here's how you can get started

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Creating your Amazing Moments

Connection Cafe

” With that, I offer you 5 tips for getting the most out of your CRM system so that you can create your amazing moments: 5 Tips for Getting the most out of your CRM system. Author: Lynn Howes. We’ve all heard the stories of customer service experiences that have gone horribly, horribly wrong and in today’s world of social media, those stories spread like wildfire. But personally, I prefer to share stories of customer service done right.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 132: Creating an Email Welcome Series

Connection Cafe

So you’ve gotten that first donation, now how can you retain that donor? A welcome series is what should be next. An email welcome series is different from a thank-you email, a newsletter, or other types of ordinary supporter email communications. Getting the email welcome series right can take effort, and it may be more important than you think.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

The acquisition follows EveryAction’s strategy of collecting the best people who create the best SaaS products, that provide the most value to nonprofits. EveryAction has become one of the biggest providers of software to nonprofits by focusing on creating the best products with the highest rate of innovation that provide the best results for clients -- and we’re excited to join the team and work together on that,” said We Also Walk Dogs’ CEO, Patrick Kane.

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Creating the Perfect Editorial Calendar – A Cinderella Story

Connection Cafe

We created this editorial calendar for ourselves at Mighty Citizen and have been working in it for years. Of course, no content calendar is one-size-fits-all, but we’ve created a template version that can be easily customized to meet your needs. Get comfortable with the fact that you don’t have to produce every blog topic that’s suggested or create a one-pager every time it’s requested. The daily scramble. The sweeping moments of panic.

10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup

Twenti

10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup. It might even get this second group thinking about being more responsible – and creating even more consumers in this niche! 10 Tips for Creating a Sustainable Startup. by Zoe Allen.

Create The Future And The Innovation Handbook

Eric Jacobsen Blog

March 10 brings the new book, Create The Future: Tactics For Disruptive Thinking, by J eremy Gutsche , CEO of Trend Hunter. Gutsche shares that, Create The Future , "is a book about Disruptive Thinking, so it makes sense that it shouldn't follow conventional norms. That led me to create a double-sided book, where the first part is all about resetting your expectations and learning how to make change happen.

How to Create the Ultimate New Member Welcome Packet

Wild Apricot

Find out how to create the ultimate new member welcome packet with these 10 essential tips, and templates for inspiration

Tips to create a successful customer service training plan

Gyrus

Read for some tips on creating an effective training plan for your customer service executives Your customer service executives are often the first point of interaction between your brand and your target customers.

How To Create A Volunteer Engagement Strategy that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

Creating a volunteer engagement strategy can not only improve your volunteer's experience, but your entire organizational atmosphere. That's why I've created this guide to engaging volunteers from start to finish

How to Create Better Charts to Show Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

In this post, you’ll learn from my mistakes and create better charts for your audience – to show fundraising results, organization’s impact or benchmarking. Are we guilty of creating such charts ourselves? Here’s a chart from my thesis I created about 15 years ago. Here are a few things you should think about while creating charts: Shape. While creating new graphs, you should first think about the shape or the chart type you want to use.

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How To Help Volunteers Create Crowdfunding Campaigns

VolunteerMark

Nonprofits rely heavily on the generosity of donors. A common, but detrimental, practice of charities is to return to the same small pool of supporters over and over again to ask for funds or volunteer hours. A major challenge charities face is how to connect with new and repeat donors in fresh and current ways. One way to do this is to capitalize on the power of the referral and the power of online giving through volunteer-run crowdfunding campaigns

We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products

EveryAction

We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team. Product Feedback Group members will receive email invites to various research studies including interviews, usability tests, surveys, and more. You’ll be able to work directly with the product team and see new features first. Interviews.

Giving Tuesday: Steps to Create a Stellar Campaign

Connection Cafe

Created by 92nd Street Y , a cultural center in New York City focused on bringing people together around the values of giving back, #GivingTuesday is now a global movement that connects individuals, communities, and organizations around the world to celebrate and encourage giving. Follow these steps to create your campaign: 1. If there are going to be a ton of moving parts to your Giving Tuesday strategy, create a run of show and practice!

How to Create a Crisis Communications Plan for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, is your nonprofit ready with a well thought out communications plan? Here's how to put one together

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

EveryAction

Create custom target segments in EveryAction, then push them to Facebook for precisely targeted ad buys. Using Peer-to-Peer Fundraising on EveryAction , empower your members, donors, or supporters to raise money for your organization by creating their own, customizable donation pages. #20. 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.

4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy

Connection Cafe

These are all potential opportunities for your organization to tell stories that showcase the ways in which your organization has created impact and benefited from donor support. I recommend creating a master spreadsheet or document of all the important dates throughout the year and keep track of the key opportunities for your nonprofit to insert its voice. Step 4: Create Your Plan. Once you have completed Steps 1 to 3, you are ready to create your storytelling plan.

Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

Wild Apricot

Pledge fundraising raises money through promises of donations to be collected at a later date. Here's how you can pull off a successful campaign

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The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

By automating the process, you'll save staff time and create a more timely and seamless experience for your donors. As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

EveryAction

Different giving options Your donation pages should offer users enough options to meet a broad range of donor preferences, without creating a cluttered and confusing experience. There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits. While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues.

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

EveryAction

For example, someone with a background in marketing or customer relations will already have a strong sense of how to create excitement about a brand and manage long-term relationships. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need. Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

EveryAction

Creating a microsite for specific fundraising events such as Giving Tuesday can help funnel web traffic to your donation pages by cutting down on the other content and navigation options that your supporters see. With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals.

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The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports

Wild Apricot

Getting started with a nonprofit annual report for the first time, or just want a refresher? Simplify the process with this ultimate guide full of expert advice and examples

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