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Donors Give $3.1 Billion to Nonprofits on GivingTuesday This Year

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In the first indication of how year-end giving will fare this year, GivingTuesday donations rose less than 1% on Tuesday. The GivingTuesday Data Commons noted that more analysis of the data will be unveiled over the coming weeks.

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Nonprofit award winners celebrated at 3rd annual CharityVillage Conference & Awards

Charity Village

On November 29, we hosted our third annual Conference and Awards. As part of the festivities, award winners were named in 19 categories. More than 700 nonprofit professionals, leaders, and volunteers from across Canada joined the event to take part in panel discussions, network with their colleagues, and, of course, celebrate the award winners! 2023 Award […] The post Nonprofit award winners celebrated at 3rd annual CharityVillage Conference & Awards appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Study: More Than 80% of Parents Successfully Model Philanthropic Behavior for Their Children

NonProfit PRO

A new study shows that children are following in their parents’ charitable footsteps, with 81% of parents who give reporting that their children under age 18 also participated in a charitable activity in the past year.

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Crafting change: Tackling nonprofit issues with human-centricity

Charity Village

Fellow advocates of change – I’m glad you’ve found your way here. As you read through this blog post – and move on to participate in the RISE Program after ?? – imagine me as your co-pilot, sharing not just theories but battle-tested tactics that have steered organizations toward success. I’ve witnessed the tangible impact […] The post Crafting change: Tackling nonprofit issues with human-centricity appeared first on CharityVillage.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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National Service Programs Provide a Powerful Return on Investment

NonProfit PRO

AmeriCorps released the results from four new return-on-investment (ROI) studies that estimate the value of benefits its programs generate per dollar invested. Each study helps AmeriCorps communicate the value of its programs to relevant stakeholders.

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Hot Takes: Giving Tuesday 2023

M+R

Read time: 4 minutes Sure, Giving Tuesday is great — what’s not to love about a lively kickoff to the end-of-year giving season? But the real fun starts the morning after, when we have all this new data to dig through. Dig we did — with 33 awesome M+R clients. The big picture takeaway right now: most of our clients saw growth for Giving Tuesday 2023 and are going into end-of-year digital fundraising strong!

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What nonprofits can expect in 2024 and how to be better prepared: Budgeting in a Sea of Uncertainty

Charity Village

As we step into 2024, nonprofits face a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The landscape is changing rapidly, marked by economic fluctuations, evolving donor expectations, and an increasingly digital world. In this second part of our insightful series, “What Canadian Nonprofits can Expect in 2024 and How to Be Better Prepared,” we delve into […] The post What nonprofits can expect in 2024 and how to be better prepared: Budgeting in a Sea of Uncertainty appeared first o

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Sit in the Driver’s Seat with PHLYTrac Vehicle Telematics Program

NonProfit PRO

PHLYTRAC gives dynamic insights into driver behavior, vehicle stats, and more to help organizations lower the risk of driver-related accidents. Using GPS technology, organizations are in the driver's seat with access to live maps, driver scorecards, a fleet management dashboard with vehicle health, and much more! The devices install in minutes, protecting vehicles and drivers, empowering them with valuable driver behavior and vehicle statistics.

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Applications now open for the Ingenious+ Youth Innovation Challenge

Charity Village

The Rideau Hall Foundation’s Ingenious+ Youth Innovation Challenge provides Canadian youth aged 14 to 18 with the opportunity to innovate for good and share strategies for improving our world. The program provides financial support, learning experiences, and mentorship from leading Canadian innovators. Ingenious+ invites youth to submit their innovation that aligns with the following five themes: Community and […] The post Applications now open for the Ingenious+ Youth Innovation Challenge

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The Why Behind Hivebrite’s New Brand Identity

NonProfit PRO

Hivebrite has experienced rapid, exponential growth in recent years. The company is no longer a startup, and has unveiled a new brand identity and revamped its website to match.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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New study finds that climate change concerns are disrupting consumption habits of Canadians

Charity Village

According to the results of the EY Future Consumer Index Survey, Canadian consumption habits are being drastically impacted by the effects of climate change and climate change concerns. More and more Canadians are adapting their consumption behaviours and seeking sustainable alternatives as people become increasingly concerned about climate change. 84% of Canadians are adapting how […] The post New study finds that climate change concerns are disrupting consumption habits of Canadians appe

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How to Organize a Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

Donorbox

Dodgeball conjures up memories of grade school playgrounds and gym classes for many of us. Your nonprofit can turn these memories into a fun and successful fundraising event with a dodgeball tournament fundraiser. Beyond the adrenaline-fueled matches, dodgeball fundraisers bring together communities, support nonprofits, and create a fun event for participants and spectators.

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Donating to charities is an expense Canadians are least likely to cut this holiday season

Charity Village

New findings from a recent Ipsos poll conducted on behalf of CanadaHelps reveals that amid current economic challenges, more Canadians would rather cut back on holiday gift-giving (35%) among family, friends, neighbours or coworkers than cut back on charitable donations (17%). This is encouraging news since one in five (20%) Canadians are currently relying on charities for essential needs, and 24% […] The post Donating to charities is an expense Canadians are least likely to cut this holid

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Raise More With A Nonprofit Point of Sale (POS) System

Donorbox

The first point of sale (POS) system was created by IBM in 1973 – over fifty years ago. Since then, the POS has evolved from a basic cash register to a fully-fledged sales solution with analytics and tracking. When you hear “POS,” you might immediately think of shops or restaurants. However, many nonprofits need a […] The post Raise More With A Nonprofit Point of Sale (POS) System appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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Application period now open for Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund

Charity Village

The Hudson’s Bay Foundation and the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund announced that applications are now being accepted for the Oshki Wupoowane | The Blanket Fund. Through two grant streams, The Blanket Fund will provide support for Indigenous cultural, artistic, and educational activities. Grassroots Indigenous communities and organizations, and Indigenous individuals undertaking related initiatives, are eligible for the fund.

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5 Last-Minute Ways To Connect With Donors Before End Of Year

Bloomerang

Year-end campaigns are lurking right around the corner. Here in Nonprofit Land, we’re writing appeals, and setting goals, and looking nervously at our calendars, as the end of the year creeps ever closer. You know who’s probably not thinking about year-end fundraising at all? Your donors. As strange as it seems to us on the inside, the average person is not planning their schedule based on how many days are left until December 31.

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Boost the social inclusion of persons with disabilities: New funding opportunities available

Charity Village

The Government of Canada announced new funding opportunities to help national disability organizations increase their capacity to better serve Canadians with disabilities and address persisting barriers to accessibility and inclusion. Through this initiative, national disability organizations will have the increased capacity to conduct critical strategic planning, increase strategic leadership, and conduct improved analysis of policies, programs […] The post Boost the social inclusion of p

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How (and Why) to Track Your Donor Retention Rate

Neon CRM

Do you know your donor retention rate? It’s one of the most important metrics you can track—it can teach you so much! On top of helping you understand how well you engage donors after their first gift, your donor retention rate can guide you as you plan future fundraising campaigns, messaging, and community outreach. Let’s take a look at how (and why) to track your donor retention rate.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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Apply for the Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program

Charity Village

The Government of Canada is now accepting applications for the Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program. The program will fund projects that increase public awareness, and share best practices or lessons learned that support and enhance Canada’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. The program seeks to: increase public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), […] The post Apply for the Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program appeared first on CharityVilla

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Elevate your association’s annual report to connect with members and stakeholders

Nimble AMS

Once again, it’s time for annual reporting! Are you ready to level up your annual report to highlight the true value of your association? Learn how to refine your annual report to reflect your staff’s hard work and your organization’s accomplishments. Read our blog for tips to get creative with your association’s annual report. 5 ways to elevate your association’s annual report Do you want to advanc e your annual report beyond the necessary facts and analytics?

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Help us celebrate software developers who create open source apps and tools that nonprofit and advocacy groups can put to good use

Charity Village

The Pizzigati Prize for Software in the Public Interest honours the life and legacy of Antonio “Tony” Pizzigati, an early advocate of open source computing. Tony never had a chance to fulfill his computing dreams, so the prize was created to help others realize theirs. The Pizzigati Prize provides grants to developers making a two-faceted contribution to social change.