Tue.Feb 27, 2024

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Build a Board for the Digital Future


Are your board meetings caught in a frustrating time loop? The faces change, but the concepts are entrenched. Nobody seems to notice that the same initiatives dressed in different costumes are masquerading as something new. Tradition can be a dynamic legacy. But an inheritance of stale ideas sandbags growth and keeps value at bay. In the digital era, this repetitive thinking is even more toxic.

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6 Tactics for Successful Grant Management in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Managing grants can be daunting for organizations due to several factors, such as high turnover, errors in expenses, outdated technology, and compliance with state and federal regulations. How can nonprofits ensure they are managing their grant programs effectively? The answer can be found in these six simple strategies.

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How to gather high-quality nonprofit client feedback


Nonprofit organizations are always looking for ways to increase the impact of their work. One way to serve your clients more effectively is to gather feedback from participants, then use what you learn to improve services and support organizational change initiatives. At Listen4Good (L4G), we call this process a “client feedback loop.” This includes asking questions such as: “To what extent have we met your needs?

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iWave and UC Innovation Join Forces as Kindsight

NonProfit PRO

iWave and UC Innovation are joining forces as Kindsight to provide a fundraising solution that combines data, AI, and automation.

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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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From Lost To Loved: Turning Lapsed Donors Into Devoted Donors


Every nonprofit worries about them. Laments them. Broods over them. They hang over us like a persistent shadow. The looming storm cloud in the far distance. A tangled web of worry and loss. Who am I talking about? Your lapsed donors. The ones who left you, and you don’t know why. Perhaps so much time has passed that you may be scared to reach out to them—or worse—ask why they left.

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6 Tips for Your Next Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Event

NonProfit PRO

Planning your next peer-to-peer fundraising event? Here are six tips from nonprofit professionals to get you started.

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See You at #24NTC in Portland!

Forum One

Excitement is building as we eagerly anticipate March 13-15, when we’ll be in Portland for #24NTC! The Forum One team is thrilled to return to the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) in person this year at the Oregon Convention Center. We’re looking forward to connecting with you during this event. Here’s how you can locate us over the three-day conference: [Arcade] Booth 436 & 438 Join us for a chance to connect, learn about our work, and how we can amplify your o

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How to Create A Holistic Nonprofit Digital Marketing Plan

Pamela Grow

Your nonprofit invests significant time, energy, and money into bettering the lives of those you serve. However, you can’t do it all on your own. Building relationships with donors, volunteers, and advocates ensures that you have a reliable source of support to power your mission year after year. Thanks to modern technology, the world is more interconnected than ever.

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How to Communicate Meaningfully with Nonprofit Supporters in an Election Year

Media Cause

For nonprofits in the U.S. and around the world, this coming November’s presidential election will be a stage on which events that impact society, economy, business, and philanthropy will play out. Understanding your nonprofit audiences—their hearts and minds, wallets and worlds—is critical to successfully communicating in an election year. It’s more important than ever to share your mission in a way that is real, relevant, and sensitive to what’s going on within your organization’s environment

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Maximizing Nonprofit Fundraising with Google Analytics 4

Allegiance Group

Your website is arguably the most important tool you have in your fundraising arsenal. But if it’s not set up correctly, you’re missing an opportunity to capture all the traffic (i.e., leads) it’s bringing in. It’s critical to actively track and measure your website traffic against your goals. Thankfully, Google Analytics makes it easy. This is the secret weapon that will help you meet your strategic plans in 2024.

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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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Biggest Sponsorship Industry Trends for 2024

The Sponsorship Collective

With the end of the year comes one of my favorite times. The time to reflect and predict what could be waiting around the corner in sponsorship.

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Solving the Challenges of Donor-Advised Funds

Allegiance Group

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are one of the fastest-growing areas of charitable giving. In fact, $52 billion was granted to nonprofits out of DAFs in 2023, a number that has grown an average of 20% per year over the last five years. More than 3 million people use donor-advised fund accounts for their philanthropy. Such explosive growth is almost an anomaly in fundraising today, where we’re seeing a decline in both participation and giving.

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The Top Sponsorship Lessons for 2023 

The Sponsorship Collective

Whew, what a year it’s been! The Sponsorship Collective continues growing by leaps and bounds, as does the sponsorship market as a whole.

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Spring into Action: Best Practices for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes Spring into Action: Best Practices for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Spring is the season of growth and renewal—a perfect time to rejuvenate your organization’s volunteer force! Discover how to blossom your volunteer roster with our guide on the best practices for recruitment and retention. Unearth the secrets to planting seeds of interest in potential volunteers and nurturing them into dedicated members of your cause.

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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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Litigating a Path to Progress: Nonprofit Advocacy through the Courts

Blue Avocado

Three pieces of advice for nonprofits looking at litigation as advocacy. It is trite to start a discussion of advocating for change by mentioning the dysfunction in the US political systems, but here we are. As federal and state legislative bodies have stalled from political polarization, many nonprofits find that traditional advocacy pathways are no longer viable to create systemic change for their clients and communities.