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U.S. Postal Service Recommends New Prices for July 2024

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service proposed mailing services price changes, including a five-cent bump in the cost of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp.

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Donor-Centric Fundraising: 4 Ways to Personalize Appeals

DonorDock

Elevate your fundraising game with donor-centric strategies. Check out four practical ways to personalize donation appeals and connect with your audience.

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Reevaluate Your Brand to Appeal to Next-Gen Donors

NonProfit PRO

Gen Zers are drawn to authentic, visually appealing brands. Here's how to refresh your look to hook the next generation of donors.

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Donor Engagement Strategies to Level Up Your Nonprofit + Donor Engagement Plan Checklist!

Wild Apricot

Your donors are critical for your fundraising goals. Discover the best practices for engaging donors and how to create an effective donor engagement strategy.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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The Fundraiser’s Field Guide to Donor Optimization

NonProfit PRO

Learn how to elevate every aspect of your fundraising programs—from acquisition to reactivation, digital co-targeting to housefile optimization. Packed with practical advice and proven best practices, the Field Guide will help you boost the performance of your direct mail and digital fundraising, and serve as a collaborative checklist of tactics for you team.

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How Innovation Naturally Emerges From Deliberate Inefficiency

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“The fact is that most companies are structured to maximize efficiency and minimize risk, resulting in an environment that ultimately prevents meaningful innovations,” explains Elliott Parker , author of the new book, The Illusion of Innovation. Adopting inefficiency, experimentation, and messiness as a strategy sounds counterintuitive, but Parker – backed by 25 years’ experience working with Fortune 50 companies – proves it’s necessary for progress.

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Fundraising Ethics In Higher Education

Bloomerang

Every profession likes to claim ethics are essential to its success. But you can make an especially robust case that this is indeed the case in fundraising. What does it take to be successful in fundraising? Strengths like persuasion, problem solving, and persistence come to mind quickly. But integrity is squarely at the top. Fundraising is a profession directed at nurturing friendships that culminate in gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Fundraising Metrics

NonProfit PRO

Free White Paper to A Nonprofit's Guide to Fundraising Metrics AI and Data Analytics

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5 Things Colleges Can Do Right Now to Impact Fall 2024 Enrollment

sgEngage

The ongoing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) delays have left students with less time to compare financial aid offers and make a college decision than in a typical year. In response, many colleges have postponed their commitment and financial aid deadlines for the 2024–25 academic year. According to the US Department of Education, about 330,000 federal financial aid applications will need to be reprocessed following yet another data error.

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The Need-to-Know on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to The Need-to-Know on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

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

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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How to Build Your Nonprofit’s MarTech Stack

Media Cause

This blog is the third in our series on MarTech for nonprofits. If you want a refresher on what MarTech is, check out the first blog here. If you want to know why every nonprofit organization should have a MarTech stack, read the second blog here. MarTech Ssacks, or Marketing Technology stacks, provide nonprofit teams with a vital way to create efficient and effective marketing efforts.

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30 Silent Auction Ideas that Don’t Cost a Dime

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to 30 Silent Auction Ideas that Don't Cost a Dime.

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$19M In Grants Available To Train Older Workers

The NonProfit Times

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of roughly $19 million in grants for current national recipients in the Senior Community Service Employment Program to apply for additional funding in a demonstration of sector-based training for older workers. The department’s Employment and Training Administration will award up to six demonstration grants, ranging from $2 to $5 million each, to current grantees operating programs awarded under the 2020 SCSEP national grant competition.

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2023-2024 Giving Outlook

NonProfit PRO

Free Trend Report to 2023-2024 Giving Outlook.

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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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India’s Philanthropy Spending Grows, Development Goals Elusive

The NonProfit Times

Philanthropy expenditures in India have grown by an average annual rate of 13% during the past five years, reaching the equivalent of $280 billion. That amount constituted 8.3% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) during fiscal year 2023. Despite the robust annual increases, however, the current total falls short of the 13% of GDP analysts at NITI Aayog, an Indian government public policy think tank, believe is necessary for the country to meet its commitment to achieving 17 United Nat

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Golf Tournament Fundraiser Guide

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to Golf Tournament Fundraiser Guide.

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Reach Full Funding Potential: 6 Donor Acquisition Strategies

Allegiance Group

Developing a digital donor acquisition strategy takes a similar approach to direct mail. It starts with a detailed analysis of your donor base, including average gift size, retention rates, and cost per acquired donor. Then, once you understand your audience members and which strategies resonate with them, you can build a strategy. In this guide, we’ll explore the basics of donor acquisition and some nonprofit digital marketing best practices for finding new donors.

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22 Powerful Questions that Reveal Your Donors’ Case for Support

NonProfit PRO

Free White Paper to 22 Powerful Questions that Reveal Your Donors' Case for Support.

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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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How to Succeed With Nonprofit Direct Mail Fundraising

Allegiance Group

Direct mail fundraising should be an integral part of your nonprofit’s direct response strategy. When leveraged with other communication channels, direct mail can generate significant engagement and gift-giving from donors. Direct mail fundraising can also feel more personal for donors, especially when your messaging aligns with their preferences. This guide walks through the basics of direct mail fundraising for nonprofits and how to launch a direct mail campaign: Top Direct Mail Fundraising FA

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Marketing Tips for Walkathons and Other Eventful Fundraisers

Nonprofits Source

Your nonprofit puts a lot of time and effort into planning your events. However, if no one knows that your event is taking place, you won’t be able to achieve a high turnout or meet your fundraising goals. This is why a strong marketing strategy is essential. By sending the right donor communications and reaching your target audience where they are, you’ll be able to successfully promote your event and expand your nonprofit’s reach.

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The Nonprofit’s Guide to Legacy Giving

Qgiv

Sustainability is one of the key concerns in the fundraising world, and it’s important for your nonprofit to identify ways to find additional funding so you can continue supporting your community for a long time. One way your donors can help you extend your impact is through legacy giving. Legacy gifts provide your donors an opportunity to help your organization past their own lifetime!

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Blackbaud Grantmaking: Examining the Past, the Present, and the Future

sgEngage

If you are a grantmaker, you know how important it is to have a reliable and efficient software system that can help you manage your grants, track your impact, and collaborate with your stakeholders. You probably also know that the world of philanthropy is changing rapidly, and your software needs to keep up with the new challenges and opportunities that arise.

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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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Grants prospecting strategy 101 

Candid

Whether for expanding programs, launching new initiatives, or sustaining current projects, securing institutional funding is crucial to your organization’s ability to deliver on your mission. Institutional funders are typically organizations with large budgets and long grant cycles, such as government agencies, corporations, and foundations. Here, I’ll share some of the funder prospecting strategies that have helped me as I’ve learned to navigate this landscape.

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ICANN Grants Cycle Opens, CEO Search Continues

The NonProfit Times

The inaugural cycle of the ICANN Grant Program is now open for applications from eligible organizations. Applications can be submitted via the online application platform until 8 p.m., May 24. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a global multistakeholder group and nonprofit organization responsible for coordinating the maintenance and procedures of several databases related to the namespaces and numerical spaces of the Internet.

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One-on-One with Elana Frank: Founding and Scaling a Nonprofit

Allegiance Group

Nearly everyone has had an idea for a business or nonprofit they’d like to establish. Personal experiences — both good and bad — often lead us to a product or service that can help others. But where do you even start? And once you’ve founded your organization, how do you know when it’s ready to grow? We recently spoke with Elana Frank about her experience founding and scaling the Jewish Fertility Foundation (JFF).

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5 Nonprofit Tips to Boost the Website Experience for Members

DNL OmniMedia

With over 1.9 million nonprofit organizations in the U.S. alone, it’s easy to see that there is a lot of competition to obtain members and donors and find unique and impactful ways to keep those members engaged and happy. Members should want to be a part of an organization, but how and why? Today, nearly everything is digital, so it makes sense that your nonprofit’s website is often the first point of contact for potential members and donors.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!