Accounting for Development Gifts

Connection Cafe

If it weren’t for development staff, many nonprofit organizations would be out of business tomorrow! Remember, our Development Office keeps us in business, while our Finance Office keeps us out of jail!

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My Tools: Development

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Since I am a web developer, the core of my development workflow is, for sure, a browser. IRC and Pastebin rock my world for getting help in troubleshooting problems, and IRC is great just for chilling with other developers. Consulting Development Technology Zen Software web

How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

In 2015, 193 world leaders came together at the United Nations to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , a universal call to action adopted by all nations to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people can enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The goal isn’t just to execute a successful event in Boston, but to develop a cross-company, city-wide model for skilled service in support of the SDGs that can be replicated in other cities across the country.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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Revitalizing Global Partnerships to Further the Sustainable Development Goals

Connection Cafe

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present us with a great opportunity to address the world’s most pressing issues and, as we are quickly learning, we need to work together across sectors and borders to strengthen our means of implementation.

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Most Popular CMS WordPress for Web Development

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

is the expert WordPress Developers in Canada. If you don’t use the technology then you can easily contact the professional WordPress Web designer or developers. The Basic of WordPress Development is that it becomes very beneficial for creating a blog for your business.

Nonprofit Finance & Development: Let’s Get Along

Connection Cafe

Learn more: Register for Blackbaud University’s “ Best Practices: Finance and Development—Partnering for Financial Success ” online class. Everyone in your organization plays a part in financial stewardship, but the roles of finance and development are prominent. Development raises the money. Development reports back to donors how the money was used. Development focuses on raising unrestricted funds. Finance supports investment in development and communications.

New Report Shows How to Take Your Professional Development Into Your Own Hands

Connection Cafe

What does professional development look like when you are busy delivering programs and managing mission-critical tasks? We know it can be frustrating to find the time to invest in your professional development, and difficult to know which providers are best for you.

How Development and Finance Can Get Along (Really!)

Connection Cafe

Most people understand that their Development and Finance Departments are both critical to the success of their nonprofit organization. Your Development Department is the “face” of your organization in your community.

Experiential Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’ve just returned from week-long leadership development program in Israel called “ Reality Storytellers ” hosted by the Schusterman Foundation. ” I like the way leadership development ideas were integrated into the program.

Breaking Down the Barriers: Hospital Marketing and Development Collaboration

Connection Cafe

Contrary to popular belief, this sentence from Rudyard Kipling’s 1889 poem is NOT referring to the historic lack of cooperation between hospital marketing and development departments. It is true, though, that most hospital marketing and development professionals seem to live in separate hemispheres. In spite of the fact that both departments rely on excellent communications to achieve their desired outcomes, there is little to no work product developed or created in common.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

These are six of the biggest issues that development staff should be keeping an eye on this Halloween, and how to overcome them. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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Developing a Panoramic Perspective through Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

Connection Cafe

These groups bring together cross-sector leaders to develop talent, improve performance, and deepen community impact. In the nonprofit sector, communities of practice are an established concept.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Our Development Program Planning Guide includes great strategies for donor retention to help you maximize your investment in Giving Tuesday donors. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

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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.

Developing Fanatic Discipline to Meet P2P Fundraising Goals

Connection Cafe

Amundsen did the research and developed a methodical plan. The metrics in the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study will provide a great baseline for helping you develop a methodical plan to meet your fundraising goals and objectives. Life is unpredictable.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Through HHF’s award-winning LOFT leadership and workforce development program, tens of thousands of students and young professionals are connected to each other and to mentors and resources. Latino Victory is developing a pipeline of Latino leaders who will fight for the issues that matter.

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The project, which combined peer learning and mentoring together with an online “ Emerging Leaders Playbook ,” offered a new and entirely virtual approach to leadership development. Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development. Flickr Image – ImageGroup.

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

Connection Cafe

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected” – an inspiring thought on how we will achieve the formidable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Read ahead for a detailed explanation of 9 common personas in the nonprofit development world, and download this excel template to start building your own!

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

It's offline fundraising tools were built for development pros. EveryAction's sophisticated and modern development toolset was built by nonprofit fundraisers, for nonprofit fundraisers.

How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Developing Leaders Developing Talent Emerging Talent Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leading Change

Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader. Books For Managers Management Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Effective Leadership General Management Skills Developing Leaders

The Next Five Big Trends in Mobile App Development

Byte Technology

And in no specific sector is that more true than in field of mobile app development. So what does 2016 hold in store in the realm of app development trends? In addition, it will be easier to rollout new apps when developers can access tools via the cloud.

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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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Taking Personal Development Seriously

SocialFish

Frequently, these intentions are related to personal development. Other things get in the way, new developments get our attention, and, frankly, our will power to do the hard work needed to carry through with the resolution wasn’t as strong as we thought it would be.

How to Hire a Fantastic Development Director

BoardAssist

Having the right Development Director leading your nonprofit’s fundraising efforts is critical. For pointers on how to hire that perfect Development Director, guest blogger Amy Eisenstein weighed in this week with her very helpful thoughts on how to meet this challenge and more.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When you’re managing an understaffed development team, you’re always rearranging your to-do list. Once you’ve identified your mid-level donors, it is time to start developing a mid-level donor program. This program will borrow from the strengths of your development team as a whole.

Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”.

By Design: The Next Big Trends in Website Development

Byte Technology

The post By Design: The Next Big Trends in Website Development appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. Like all things in the virtual world and online living things seem to move at the speed of light, and website designers are no exception.

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Silicon Valley’s Developing Conscience: It’s Called Apple

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We should not be able to compel software developers to sabotage security protections that they carefully built for excellent reasons. Silicon Valley has a problem. In our quest to build better products and better meet the needs of the world for information, we built the most amazing system for effortless government surveillance as a byproduct. It is now incumbent on Silicon Valley to remedy this situation.

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

According to talent and development experts, micro-learning is disrupting more traditional types of learning: a longer online course online or an in-person course workshop.

8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

To help you get off to a quick start, we've developed a Nonprofit RFP Template that includes all of the must-have information to get the ball rolling in the right direction!

Creating a Development Army: The Next BIG Thing in Fundraising

NetWits

This combined with a growing segment of supporters that want to take a more active role in supporting your nonprofit creates a potential army of development associates that don’t even need you to host an event – they just need the tools to fundraise on your behalf.

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NGO Bringing Internet Service To Developing World

TechImpact

In places like rural Africa, reliable internet service is hard to come by.

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Benetech’s Framework for Developing New Social Enterprises

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I hope this discussion helps other social enterprises examine and develop their own frameworks. We developed strong relationships with publishers who share our values and voluntarily submit high quality digital files directly to Bookshare.

Four Unusual Professional Development Events in 2013

Museum 2.0

Ever wish for a low-cost, energizing professional development experience where you can work intensely with diverse colleagues in a risk-tolerant environment? Museum of Art and History risk participatory museum professional development

Keep Better Contact Records with the Personal Email to Notes Feature

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Development teams need to know how the relationship with each donor has evolved over the years. For fundraisers, the clarity of each donor contact record matters. A clean and complete contact record saves time and provides fundraisers with the full picture.

The Power of Information: New Technologies for Philanthropy and Development

Amy Sample Ward

Description : The Indigo Trust and Institute for Philanthropy, working closely with The Omidyar Network will convene this conference on how the developing world is using information technology to improve social outcomes. Our aim is to help philanthropists and the donor community understand what information and communications technology can do to improve philanthropic interventions across all sectors in the developed and developing world. Date : September 15, 2011.

How To Be A Developing Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

One of my favorite lessons from the book, The DNA of Leadership , is the importance of being a developing leader. Developing Leaders Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You

Everyaction

With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission, raise more money, and operate more efficiently. Recently, I caught up with Melissa Wyers, Executive Director of EveryAction, to chat all things EveryAction Development. What is EveryAction Development? EveryAction Development is what nonprofits have wanted but didn’t think was possible.

CiviCRM Developer Camp

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I got to spend one day at CiviCRM developer camp this week. develops.). Unfortunately, it came after 4 long days of conferencing, after many exhausting days of work, so I wasn’t at my peak. But I learned a lot, and thought I’d share some of what I took away from that day. First, the core team shared some of the new stuff coming out in version 2.3, and it is awe-some. One of the major reasons CiviCRM gets dinged as a CRM/DMS is that it doesn’t have reports.

Bringing a Network Mindset to Board Development

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I just published a blog post over at the SSIR blog called “ Bringing a Network Mindset to Board Development.”