Thu.Sep 23, 2021

What’s Your People’s Strategic Plan? Why Nonprofit Leaders Should Invest in Talent and Culture

NonProfit PRO

What nonprofit leaders need is a "people’s strategic plan," a clear and consistent framework and set of measurable actions to invest in their people and culture.

Email Marketing for Nonprofits: An Essential Guide


Developing a solid email marketing program is absolutely essential to building a reliable, revenue-generating fundraising department.

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How To Diversify Your Nonprofit Board

NonProfit PRO

Building a multi-faceted board can help your nonprofit organization make better decisions, diversify its supporter base and better serve the community. While everyone understands the need for diversification, many nonprofit professionals and voluntary board members don’t know where to begin.

Donation Receipts: Understanding the Obligation and the Opportunity


You know you have to keep accurate records for your nonprofit’s health and transparency and to be in good standing with state and local laws. Some of the tasks associated with maintaining records—like sending donation receipts—can seem tedious and unnecessary.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Job, career, calling: Which leads to happiness? 

Charity Village

Shawn Achor in his book, The Happiness Advantage, refers to the research of Yale psychologist Amy Wrzeniewski where she found that employees can have three “work orientations”. We can see our work as a Job, Career or Calling. If we see it as a Job, then our work is more of a chore and the […].

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Do This Immediately After Signing a New Sponsor

The Sponsorship Collective

You finally did it. It took a long time (weeks, months, maybe longer), but you finally signed a new sponsor. This is a hugely exciting time, I know. You deserve congratulations for reaching this point, but you can’t rest on your laurels just yet.

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Force Multiplier Podcast Episode 4: Housing Stability

Saleforce Nonprofit

Consider the various ways you might describe yourself: parent, sibling, college grad, writer, activist, baker. Few of us define ourselves by the structures we live in. So why do we call people experiencing housing instability “homeless”?

iOS15 Updates and Email Open Rates: What You Need to Know


Apple has released its much-anticipated iOS15 software update which brings changes to how Apple devices handle privacy, especially for those using the native Mail App. We want to update you on the effect you will see with email open rates in your email marketing program. Fundraising Top Posts

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5 reasons to build a customized member portal 

Charity Village

Want to learn more about how you can grow your association’s membership with a customized member portal? We’ve partnered with the author for a free webinar on October 7 – register here.

COVID and Nonprofits: Looking Back and Looking Forward


"It's been quite a couple of years" seems destined to be the catchphrase of the decade. The stress and social isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of political and social upheavals and weather disasters have pushed many nonprofit staff and organizations towards the breaking point.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

All About Capital Campaigns: Building your Nonprofit’s Communications Engine

Big Duck

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10 Steps to Get More Company Donations for Your Nonprofit (+Examples of Companies)


Company donation can be some of the largest gifts a nonprofit will receive, but how do you get them? The process of finding and receiving these donations is fairly simple but not always quick.

Fidelity Charitable Examines the Future of Giving and Volunteering in New Study

NonProfit PRO

New research from Fidelity Charitable found that what we already knew, in that, donors increased their giving year-over-year from 2019 to 2020. However, it also determined the percentage of donors that plan to maintain or exceed their giving levels going forward. News/Stats/Studies

Guide to Filing Form 8863 – Help Your Students with Education Credit


During the pandemic, many have gone back to school. But a college education can be costly. Students should take advantage of as many ways to save money as they can.

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The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Take Your Power Back from Your Funders

Social Velocity

The thing I love best about my work is seeing absolute transformation. It’s so exciting to see someone who is working to make the world a better place step out of the shadows and into her tremendous power. I saw this transformation again the other day with one of my clients — “Mina”.

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How can you use donor personas to guide your communications?

Big Duck

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Nonprofit Marketing Tips: 5 Steps for Using Google Ad Grants


The Google Ad Grant is a vital tool for nonprofits seeking to increase their digital reach, to fundraise more effectively, and to grow their capacity. This resource can become a core component of your digital marketing strategy in a way that is both cost-effective and viable. .

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