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.

[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.

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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. The post How to Create the Perfect Email List appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

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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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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 goal is to create a space where you'll feel nurtured and cared for. It's finally here!

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

What are the best strategies to create high learning impact modules

Gyrus

Here are ways to create effective strategies for high learning impact modules Carefully planned training programs are a must if organizations want to maximize their returns on learning technology.

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.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

EveryAction

When possible, save yourself time and effort by creating automated processes to do the work for you. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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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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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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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

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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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.

Creating a Giving Tuesday Strategy That’s ‘Just Right’

Connection Cafe

We started using online giving forms —creating a custom donation page just for this event. We created suggested ask amounts. Create a plan ahead of time to define what messaging will resonate with your donors.

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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.

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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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

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 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

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

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

EveryAction

Create an email series just for sustainers like Susan to share your successes and thank her for the part she plays in each one.

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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

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!

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

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.

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.

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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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

EveryAction

In the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in what’s known as “list bombs” where the target email address is signed up to email lists that are unprotected in order to bombard them with thousands, or millions, of messages creating a denial of service.

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How Skills-Based Volunteerism Creates Transformational Experiences

Connection Cafe

I explained why the UN created these goals, how they relate to everyone from individuals to large companies, organizations and governments, and why they matter to us. After the orientation, we helped each student create his/her own LinkedIn profile. In doing so, we will strive to create transformational experiences for our volunteers to ensure that everyone wins. One of my core values, both personally and professionally, is to give back to my local community.

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Creating the Right Culture at your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If you get everything else right but have difficult processes that create a lot of red tape, guess what happens to employee satisfaction? Culture is mission. Culture is process. Culture is everything. I really do believe this. When I was a kid, culture had a very different meaning. It’s possible that I just didn’t get what it was all about. To me, culture was about “being cultured.” It was about art, and class and learning things that tended to be highbrow.

Elements And Definitions For Creating Your Organization’s Strategic Framework

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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How to Create Social Media Promotions That Convert

NonProfit Hub

Here’s what you can do to create promotions that convert to donations. Photos, especially those which showcase the impact of your work, create visceral, emotional reactions in people, and that’s what leads to donations. If your call to action is for users to donate, create a sense of urgency with your ad copy. Create a limited timeframe for donors to contribute, or express how time-sensitive your cause is.

Creating Your Own Lens: 4 Tips for Evaluating Fundraising Advice

Connection Cafe

Rather than ignore all advice or grow frustrated by the differing opinions, keep reading — it expands your mind—but create your own lens for evaluating advice. If you’re like me, you probably receive a number of e-newsletters related to fundraising , as well as a print publication or two. With so many free resources and others that have only a nominal subscription rate, it’s hard to avoid the temptation to sign up, even if you have to resort to just scanning them some of the time.