Tue.Apr 06, 2021

Turning One-Time Donors into Lifelong Supporters After Going Viral

Connection Cafe

During the presidential inauguration in January, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman transfixed the country when she delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” – a call for national solidarity and equality as a polarized United States begins to recover from a once-in-a-century pandemic.

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Fundraisers: use stories, not statistics

Hands on Fundraising

The human mind is a wanderer by nature. The daydream is the mind’s default state. Jonathan Gottschall What do you like to read? I read a scary book recently. Dystopic, feminist, infuriating. And compelling. Gather the Daughters, by Jennie Melamed) But it did what I look to fiction to do.


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Q&A with sgLEADERS: H. Beecher Hicks, III, National Museum of African American Music

Connection Cafe

The “Q&A with sgLEADERS” series on sgENGAGE aims to provide readers, including the next generation of social good leaders, with valuable insights from executives across the social good community. Today’s Q&A is with H.

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8 Incredible Tips to Ask for Donations in Person


The internet — and even phones, to some extent — have produced a certain amount of anonymity when it comes to asking for donations and making contributions. You can reach out to donors whom you have never met before, and they can feel moved enough to give their money to your organization.

Looking ahead to a second year of COVID-19 giving

Charity Navigator

Entering year two of the COVID-19 pandemic with 115 million cases worldwide (29 million in the United States) and 2.6 million deaths (nearly 525,000 in the US), it is still difficult to understand the toll this pandemic has taken on all our lives.

Turning One-Time Donors into Lifelong Supporters After Going Viral


During the presidential inauguration in January, 22-year-old poet Amanda Gorman transfixed the country when she delivered her poem “The Hill We Climb” – a call for national solidarity and equality as a polarized United States begins to recover from a once-in-a-century pandemic.

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How to Form and Use an Advisory Board for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

A nonprofit Advisory Board can be a great way to engage key supporters with relevant professional skills, life experiences, and networks. But many Advisory Boards sit idle, with members not knowing their role and organizations not knowing what to do with the Board they created.

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Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens Save Hundreds of Hours a Year with VolunteerHub’s Altru Integration

Volunteer Hub

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is eliminating hundreds of hours per year in data entry and creating transparency between volunteers and donors through VolunteerHub’s integration with Blackbaud’s Altru.

Be Fundraising Alert! Lift Your Nonprofit and Boost Your Career


Matt Hugg is an author and instructor in nonprofit management in the US and abroad.

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Direct Mail in a Multi-Channel Fundraising Strategy


Now more than ever, effective fundraising is what your nonprofit depends on to survive. Your team likely spends countless hours planning events and campaigns in order to raise money for programs and projects that will further your cause. .

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Right Audience. Right Channel. Right Creative.


Read time: 4 minutes. Over the past few weeks, M+R and our friend Allyson Goldsmith of USA for UNHCR have presented our experiments around using data-driven audience insights to reach more donors and raise more money at NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference and at an M+R Roundtable.

How to Win Big with Sponsorship Naming Rights

The Sponsorship Collective

Bank of America Stadium, Wells Fargo Center, Gillette Stadium. What do those three buildings have in common besides hosting sports games of huge proportions? That’s right, it’s that each arena is named after a company instead of a local landmark or a piece of historical relevancy.

5 Ideas for Developing More Inclusive Volunteer Management


For many nonprofit organizations, diversity and inclusion are considered a top priority in their annual goals, and for a good reason.

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Bright Idea: Post-Event Communications On Your Event Page


Who They Are. Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund (CISE) is a Cincinnati-based nonprofit organization that began to help keep vulnerable inner-city elementary schools open.

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What’s in My Mailbox | Bethany’s Monthly Giving Invitation

Pamela Grow

When JodiJoy O’Keefe decided to introduce a monthly giving program at her organization, Bethany Health Care , she did it by way of an invitation. Here’s what I love about this monthly giving ask: Specific ask amounts paint a clear picture of what the donor is funding.

Advantages of Good Competency Management System Software


Gyrus is one of the best competency management software providers that help you manage the competencies of your employees and let them grow throughout their career. It has one of the safest training software that keeps your data safe no matter what

When to Revisit and Revise Your Brand Narrative

Forum One

In the mission-driven world, organizations can find themselves needing to change course when the world around them changes.

Guest Post: Murphy’s Law — sometimes simpler is better in technology for volunteer management

Twenty Hats

When low(er) tech is the answer to our scheduling needs. Back in the late aughts I had my first brush with volunteer management, when I volunteered for a second year with a film festival in New York City.

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How to Start a Corporate Giving Program

Givinga Blog

As companies consider effective, modernized methods to connect with their employees, proactive giving plans and programs are becoming more popular – and more critical. It’s become readily apparent that enhancing and executing philanthropic programs, designed to not only give back but also attract and retain employees, benefits the community and the company as well. While the benefits of having a corporate giving program are clear, for many businesses, the question remains: where do we start?

Six Critical Leadership Moments

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments. Readers learn how to: Use anger intelligently in the workplace. Recognize and deal with terminal politeness. Make decisions when no one else is making them.

How can nonprofits implement a strategic public policy agenda to achieve greater impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Yuxin Qin. posted by Anna Carlson Fall 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Public policy and the nonprofit sector. Public policy at all levels of government has the ability to threaten the work of all nonprofits (National Council of Nonprofits, 2019).