Build a High-Functioning Development Team Year-Round

NonProfit PRO

How do we best utilize the rest of the summer to advance our development work and, more importantly, how do we create a sense of productivity and accountability that permeates our organizational cultures throughout the year?

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Is a Development Audit Part of Your Fundraising Strategy?

NonProfit PRO

A development audit involves the creation and completion of a series of complex questions that when answered, provide a blueprint for potential solutions. Annual Campaigns Executive Issues development audit fundraising Fundraising strategy


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So You Want to Be a Director of Development?

NonProfit PRO

The director of development is the senior fundraising manager at a nonprofit organization. Fundraiser Education Staffing & Human Resources Director Director of Development

The Importance of Development Officers

NonProfit PRO

You cannot generate a consistent flow of dollars without an experienced and dynamic resource development staff. Unfortunately, for many of us in the profession, keeping qualified and trained development officers is easier said than done.

Know When the Development Office Has It Wrong

NonProfit PRO

The development function of many nonprofits has been lacking for some time, and there are two reasons why. Analytics Major Gifts Staffing & Human Resources Development Donors

Develop a Nonprofit Leadership Transition Plan

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit board members are typically not ready to lead the succession planning. With no succession plan in place, there may be a long gap in leadership before another executive is on board. Nonprofits should manage leadership transitions in advance in case there are unexpected departures.

Developing a Grantmaking Strategy That Works for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

One of the most important roles a nonprofit can play is that of grantmaker. And, while there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to crafting a successful grantmaking strategy, there are a handful of key strategies that any nonprofit can deploy.

Fund Development Planning Done Right: A Guided Workbook

NonProfit PRO

While fund development planning requires a lot of time, energy, and resources, it’s critical for organizational success as it outlays a road map for your funding endeavors.

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Develop Structure for Your First Contact With a Donor

NonProfit PRO

If you're a frontline fundraiser, you know that phone call or meeting where you are talking to the donor live really matters. Here is an easy-to-use checklist that ensures you won't miss a step when talking to the donors on your caseload.

Develop Peak Donor Management Performance at Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

In the nonprofit arena — like in healthcare — there are best practices, systems and protocols that keep the organization functioning at peak capacity. Much like the human body, when an area is weak or neglected the nonprofit and its mission suffer.

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Development Reporting 101: A Guide to Designing Insightful Reports

NonProfit PRO

Learn how to build development reports that help you strategically pursue your goals. This guide, in partnership with Altrunext, will walk you through all the details around how to design insightful reports for daily and long-term planning.

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4 Best Practices for Developing Engaging Volunteer Orientations

NonProfit PRO

Volunteer orientations present the opportunity to make a good first impression. They also allow your organization to get to know supporters, build relationships between volunteers, communicate your mission and confirm that volunteers understand their commitment to the cause.

How To Develop Proactive Change Management

NonProfit PRO

Poorly managed change in the work environment leads to burnout, disengagement within the team, and a culture of cynicism around change in general. While change is inevitable, we can minimize frustrations surrounding change by effectively planning for and managing the change.

Watch Now: Nonprofit Fund Development Planning Done Right

NonProfit PRO

Fund Development expert Kristin Raack, CFRE, GPC, demonstrates how going through a thoughtful planning process results in a stronger plan (and a more sustainable organization!).

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Meeting Today’s Challenges With New Fundraising Leadership and Investment in Your Development Team

NonProfit PRO

Whether internal issues, external challenges or both are affecting your ability to maintain and advance your mission, searching for and securing strong fundraising leadership and investing more resources in your development team can help you build a more resilient nonprofit organization.

Nonprofit Development Staff Turnover: Is It a Crisis or an Old Paradigm We Need to Change?

NonProfit PRO

This is especially troublesome when it comes to our development staff as we tend to send them out to create relationships with key donors on behalf of our organizations. For as long as I can remember, people have been concerned with the high rate of employee turnover in the nonprofit industry.

Develop Deep Donor Relationships With These Cultivation Tactics

NonProfit PRO

Cultivation — deepening donor relationships — is absolutely essential to nonprofit fundraising to fulfill its potential. To reduce churn among your donors, here are a few tips to help improve your cultivation tactics. Donor Relationship Management Cultivation Donor relationships

Developing an SEO Strategy for Translated Content

Forum One

The post Developing an SEO Strategy for Translated Content appeared first on Forum One If your organization requires the translation of content to languages other than English, it means that your audience is multicultural, multilingual, and diverse.

[Webinar] Development Audits: Your Fundraising Physical


A development audit is like a fundraising physical. It’s a comprehensive review of an organization’s development office. Stop doing the same things because you’ve always done them, and start planning with confidence using data from a development audit.

Nonprofit Brand Development: 4 Best Practices

The Killoe Group

The post Nonprofit Brand Development: 4 Best Practices appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post Branding

Developing a Successful Website with Growth-Driven Design


Web DevelopmentBuilding a website can be costly, time-consuming, and a major strain on your organization's resources. However, there's no question that a well-designed website is an essential asset for your growing nonprofit.

Four Critical Elements of Managing Development Officers


The human talent component of fundraising is vital to a successful development office. Professional development officers are relationship builders. To build that trust, develop a strategic plan and share it regularly with your team.

Charting Your First 100 Days for the New Development Director


The post Charting Your First 100 Days for the New Development Director appeared first on Bloomerang. Webinars

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5 Steps to Start Developing a New Technology Plan for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

As a nonprofit professional, you probably recognize the need for a solid technology foundation and strategy. But maybe you aren’t quite sure how to take the next steps for your organization. Software/Technology Strategic Planning

Developing a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your Organization

The Fundraising Authority

If a donor is constantly receiving direct mail solicitations, e-mail asks, fundraising event invitations, as well as visits from your development director , he or she is going to feel overwhelmed and put-off. Use the answers to these questions to develop a written tactical calendar for your fundraising team. Photo Credit: Yandle The post Developing a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your Organization first appeared on The Fundraising Authority.

White development colleagues, we need to talk about fundraiser fragility

Nonprofit AF

Donor Relations Funder Relations Fundraising Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion development funder fragility fundraiser fragility fundraisingHi everyone. This post today will likely ruffle some feathers. I only ask that you read it with an open.

Setting The Tone: The Impact of Music Choice in Video Development

Association TV

cue in evil laughter* But seriously, music can be a critical component in developing the tone of your videos. Why do people love to meticulously create curated playlists for events, for their day or for a certain mood?

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Three benefits of developing thought leadership content at your association

Nimble AMS

Follow our guide to develop quality thought leadership content at your association to reach both members and non-members within your industry. The benefits of developing thought leadership content ?. Develop insightful thought leadership content.

The Seven Dimensions Of Career Development

Eric Jacobsen Blog

employees report being at least somewhat likely to leave their current employer for another with a reputation for investing in employee learning and development, according to a Harris Polls study and as called out in the new book, Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development.

How to Develop a Successful Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy


That’s why developing a strategic fundraising plan is necessary. A well-developed fundraising strategy will accomplish the following: Gives your team a guiding blueprint for decision-making. Develop database hygiene procedures.

3 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Annual Plan

NonProfit PRO

Annual Campaigns Board Staffing & Human Resources Annual plan Board involvement Development Development plan Nonprofit development StaffingA lot of factors go into what a nonprofit can fundraise each year, but there’s no better place to start than with your annual plan. .

9 questions to help you develop an equity mindset

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the anti-transgender laws in Texas, the “don’t say gay” bill in Florida, the. Data Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Why Ongoing Professional Development Is Essential For The Nonprofit Community


Nonprofit professionals and the organizations that depend on them understand the importance of investing in ongoing professional development. That’s where ongoing professional development for fundraisers and nonprofit leaders comes in. I constantly do professional development programs.

How to Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves


Every nonprofit organization should have one, but the amount and process for developing those reserves will vary for each organization. The post How to Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves first appeared on npENGAGE. When you go out on a boat, you don’t expect a bumpy ride.

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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 webBut not just one browser, or any browser. Several. Chrome has become my everyday browser, although Firefox is making its way back into my heart, now that Firefox 4 is so lean and zippy.

When Looking to Diversify Your Development Office, Widen Your Lens


But if you want to diversify your development office, or even just start the conversation, here are a few relatively simple suggestions to consider. Be intentional about creating equity in every function in your development office. Focus on Professional Development.

Developing a donor communications plan: Day One

Big Duck

The post Developing a donor communications plan: Day One appeared first on Big Duck

Force Multiplier Podcast Episode 3: Workforce Development

Saleforce Nonprofit

But one reason that isn’t talked about, debated, and headlined like the others is workforce development. Goodwill has a 94% brand awareness — but not everyone is aware of the efforts the company is taking toward workforce development.

10 Challenges You Can Solve With Training And Development


It's advisable to solve employee challenges through training and development programs Every company has its own idealogy to follow and act upon.

Developing a donor communications plan: Day Two

Big Duck

The post Developing a donor communications plan: Day Two appeared first on Big Duck

3 Steps to Write a Stellar Nonprofit Development Plan


As you conduct daily operations at your nonprofit, you’ll find that getting your nonprofit’s development strategy right is one of the most important pieces of the nonprofit management process. This means that you’ll have to take a look at crafting a foolproof development plan.

[VIDEO] The Board’s Role in Fundraising & Resource Development


We are here to talk about the board’s role in fundraising and resource development, one of my favorite topics, and we got one of my favorite people also here to talk about it. So, again, it’s board roles and fundraising and resource development.

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Workforce Development Nonprofit Year Up Names Ellen McClain as New Chief Operating Officer

NonProfit PRO

The nonprofit Year Up announced that it has appointed Ellen McClain as its Chief Operating Officer to lead and manage the organization's growth as it works to advance economic and racial justice across the United States through its proven approach to workforce development.