Tue.Nov 28, 2023

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Remove the Noise From Your Fundraising Plans

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to managing the functions and operations for which we’re responsible, we can struggle and wander. Here are some tips to stay on track to achieve your fundraising goals.

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Increasing efficiency in grant reporting


Unlike many cycles of nonprofit operations, grant reporting doesn’t really have a season; it’s all year long. Grant reporting also varies widely by funder. Some don’t require reporting at all; others ask for verbal reports in-person or over video call; some allow us to repurpose reports; and others require traditional and extensive reports in their own custom templates and timelines.

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3 Takeaways From a New Report on Giving Trends by Race

NonProfit PRO

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released “The Giving Environment: Giving Trends by Race and Ethnicity” report. Here are three key findings from the report and how your nonprofit can begin to overcome the associated hurdles to reaching new demographics to support your cause.

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How to Get Sponsorship for Anything: A Complete Step by Step Guide

The Sponsorship Collective

What Is an Event Sponsorship? An event sponsorship provides funding, promotions, or both for any type of event. It’s a broad term that you can apply more specifically if needed. For example, if you host a music festival or arts and crafts event, those are festival sponsorships.

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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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Today's Life Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's life quotes to guide you as we near the start of a new year: “ Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start." - Ido Qubein “ Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day." - Michael Josephson “ Every year you make a resolution to change yourself. This year, make a resolution to be yourself " - Unknown “ The bad news is time flies.

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Your last-minute year-end appeal checklist

Hands on Fundraising

Ah… your year-end fundraising appeal isn’t out yet. And maybe, just maybe, life got in the way, too. I’m trying not to panic about Christmas shopping myself. But if you haven’t sent your year-end appeal yet, maybe this will help. And if you have already mailed something, maybe this will help with those late December […] The post Your last-minute year-end appeal checklist appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Five Signs Your Nonprofit is Ready to Reach a Bigger Community

Blue Avocado

Does your nonprofit consistently reach the same group? It may be time to consider expanding your marketing efforts to reach a wider audience. The post Five Signs Your Nonprofit is Ready to Reach a Bigger Community appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Supporting Brain Trauma Nonprofits In Their Critical Fundraising Efforts


Did you know that each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major cause of death and lasting disability? These injuries can range from mild to severe, impacting millions of lives. Here’s a staggering fact: annually, 2.8 million people sustain a TBI in the U.S. alone, with many resulting in hospitalization or even death. These numbers highlight a desperate need for support and care.

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Ensuring Email Deliverability—Updates to Gmail + Yahoo

Media Cause

Email marketers, it’s time to mark your calendars. On February 1, 2024, Google and Yahoo will roll out new requirements, which include bulk senders authenticating their emails, making unsubscribing easy, and staying under a spam rate threshold. Walking Through the New Requirements One by One Email Authentication: Senders must have three forms of verification in place to prove they are who they claim to be: DMARC, SPF, and DKIM.

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Empowering Faith-Based Organizations With Innovative Donor Management


Your vibrant community of faith is committed to fostering spiritual growth and outreach. But in today’s fast-paced digital world, you’re facing a unique set of challenges—managing membership, increasing giving, streamlining stewardship and engagement, and shepherding volunteers. The need for a solution that not only processes donations but also fosters deep connections and strategic growth is more vital than ever.

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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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CSR Reporting Software: An Introductory Guide for Businesses

Double the Donation

As companies like yours strive to meet their sustainability goals, track their environmental impact, and demonstrate their commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR), the need for efficient and effective reporting software has never been more crucial. That’s where CSR reporting software comes in.

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The Power Of Storytelling: Transform Your Fundraising Events


As nonprofit professionals, we’re constantly seeking effective ways to enhance our fundraising events. The challenge is real—these events require significant effort and resources. But the potential for donor engagement and fund generation is immense. So, how can you ensure that you make the most of these opportunities? The answer lies in the power of storytelling.

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Stay Ahead of AI’s Magic


AI has that magic quality that tempts us to imagine powers even greater than its already impressive abilities. Like the whale that becomes Moby Dick or an ape that prompts sightings of the Yeti. The leap from reality to make-believe is easy. And the difference between truth and speculation can be difficult to see. I was going to call this post “AI fact or fiction.

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How to Write a Sponsorship Letter That Actually Works (With Samples and Templates)

The Sponsorship Collective

I have been getting tons of questions from readers, clients, and workshop attendees about writing sponsorship request letters to secure sponsorship dollars. Before you can send out a solicitation letter, it is important that you fully understand sponsorship as a marketing discipline.

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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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Lessons Learned from Giving Tuesday – Making the Most Out of the Busiest Giving Season

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Lessons Learned from Giving Tuesday – Making the Most Out of the Busiest Giving Season For nonprofit organizations, Giving Tuesday is more than just a day of fundraising. It’s an opportunity to engage with supporters, promote your mission, and lay foundations for future giving. In the wake of this global philanthropic phenomenon, lies an invaluable opportunity for nonprofit organizations: the post-campaign debrief.

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Cultivating Smart Risk-Taking 

Forum One

What does it mean to create a workplace where teams are empowered to experiment? The Forum One leadership team has been thinking a lot about this question. I recently had the opportunity to discuss it with some amazing communications leaders on a panel at the 2023 Mid-Atlantic MarCom Summit. Creating impact on behalf of our mission-driven clients continues to be our number one goal as a company.

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