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3 Ways to Accomplish More With Less at Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

As labor and material costs rise, it may seem difficult for smaller organizations to fulfill their missions. But there are ways to maximize resources and minimize expenditures. Nonprofit leaders currently working in the trenches share their tried-and-true strategies.

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4 Easy ways to recruit for your virtual lobby day


If you’re planning a virtual lobby day , you’re probably already thinking about the best ways to make it effective and engaging for your attendees. Before you get too far, don’t forget about a marketing plan! Virtual lobby days may be accessible to more people than in-person events; new supporters may be looking for a lower-barrier way to get involved; and virtual events can help you build the power in numbers that any organization needs for a successful advocacy effort.

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iWave Partners With Bonterra to Help Nonprofits Fundraise with Confidence

NonProfit PRO

iWave announces its newest integration with Bonterra, a social good software company that offers a cloud-based fundraising CRM software designed to help nonprofits. This partnership enables nonprofits to engage with donors more effectively, prioritize top prospects, and benefit from a simplified workflow.

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3 questions to ask during demos at Chicago AMS Fest

Nimble AMS

When you’re in the market for new association management software (AMS), it’s vital to do your research. Searching for a modern AMS is a team effort—t hat’s why Chicago AMS Fest 2023 is the perfect event for your organization. AMS Fest 2023 is an in-person event based in Chicago, focused on AMS systems. With interactive boot camps and 7 CAE credits available, you’ll have multiple ways to learn about today’s AMS marketplace.

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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 State of Modern Philanthropy 2023’ from Classy Outlines Data, Donor-Relationship Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Classy released its sixth annual The State of Modern Philanthropy 2023 report which examines data from 34 million donors. The interactive digital report highlights how nonprofits can leverage the latest technologies to create authentic digital experiences for donors.

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How to Boost Donor Satisfaction: Strategies for Creating a Donor Experience that Stands Out


Written by Samantha Ste Marie, Marketing Specialist at Givecloud Donors can often feel overwhelmed by philanthropic demand. Countless nonprofits are asking for their attention and contributions, leading these organizations to put a great deal of effort into holding onto their donors. Donor engagement, retention, and satisfaction are essential components to ensure lasting success in building Read More » The post How to Boost Donor Satisfaction: Strategies for Creating a Donor Experience that Stan

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Do You Find Significance in Your Work? And Workplace?


In his latest book, best-selling author Seth Godin tackles the question “What makes a great job?” He approaches this question with curiosity, humanity, and a modern day socioeconomic landscape. And naturally, research. Godin polled more than 10,000 people from 90+ countries to get to the answer that served as the framework for his book “ The Song of Significance – A New Manifesto for Teams.

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Your fundraising communications calendar: how to

Hands on Fundraising

It’s never too late to get organized and create a fundraising communications calendar One of the secrets of successful fundraising is consistency. But if your calendar is hit and miss, or “ask for money when we’re in trouble”, you need to put some structure into your plans. Creating a communication calendar is how you do […] The post Your fundraising communications calendar: how to appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Growing the Roots of Consensus in Nonprofit Governance

Blue Avocado

Experience a unique journey of community building and mutual decision-making with KindTree, an organization that empowers the autism community. Starting as a small volunteer group in 1997, KindTree embraced the power of consensus to guide their mission and grow as a unified force. Learn how this cooperative decision-making model has enabled them to enhance services, adapt to change, and make a lasting impact.

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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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3 Challenges and 4 Solutions to Increasing Scholarship Applications


Scholarship programs are critical tools for students to propel themselves forward and for schools to court and steward donors. Yet, institutions often struggle to get enough qualified students to apply for available scholarships. This complicates and prolongs the award process and contributes to a more significant issue: underutilized scholarship funds.

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TikTok Strategies for Making a Real Impact

Media Cause

Want to learn the latest fashion trends? Go on TikTok. Want to find an easy recipe for dinner tonight? Go on TikTok. What about staying informed on politics and how to make your voice heard? Also, TikTok. TikTok has emerged as a powerful platform for advocacy and social justice, enabling individuals and organizations to build large followings and drive meaningful change.

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Going Beyond the Dollar: The Community Leadership Role of Foundations


Foundations play a crucial role in supporting nonprofit organizations and driving positive change within communities. Traditionally, their primary function has been to provide financial assistance to grantees. However, in recent years, there has been a growing recognition that foundations possess the potential to offer more than just monetary resources.

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Prepare for the End of the Fiscal Year

Tech Soup

For many nonprofits, the end of the fiscal year is fast approaching. If your financial calendar resets on July 1, you will no doubt already be working hard to ensure that budgets are met, reports are submitted, and you're ready for the next fiscal year.

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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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A resource guide to inclusive branding

Big Duck

The post A resource guide to inclusive branding appeared first on Big Duck.

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Driving Matching Gifts for Health & Medical Services

Double the Donation

In the world of healthcare fundraising, effective revenue generation saves lives. After all, every dollar counts towards advancing medical research, providing patient care, and improving overall well-being. In order to make the most of each donation, matching gifts for health and medical services can go a long way.

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Top 10 Church Accounting Software [+Tips to Choose]


Accounting software for churches is vastly important when you consider that American congregations alone receive $74.5 billion a year. Churches need a way to adequately track that money coming in so they can be responsible stewards of their church. Accounting software can not only make your bookkeeping more efficient – it can also help you […] The post Top 10 Church Accounting Software [+Tips to Choose] appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Inclusive Fundraising: Taking Pride Month Support to New Heights

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Inclusive Fundraising: Taking Pride Month Support to New Heights In a world that yearns for inclusivity and acceptance, Pride Month stands tall as a beacon of hope and celebration for the LGBTQ+ community. As nonprofit leaders, it’s our responsibility to embrace this powerful moment and take our support to new heights.

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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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Finding the Best Nonprofit Membership Management Software: A Guide

Neon CRM

Finding the best membership management software for your nonprofit can be a game-changer. Not only will it help administrators track and process member data, but the right tool will come with features covering automation, personalization, and campaign analysis that will make it a nonprofit’s best friend. The best membership management software platforms for nonprofits deliver all these features and more.

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Paddle Raise Tactics: Powerful Strategies to Maximize Donations

Greater Giving

These effective, proven strategies will dramatically improve your paddle raise and help you raise more money than ever. We were recently joined by Samantha Swaim of Fundraising Event Consultant at Swaim Strategies , a longtime partner of Greater Giving, for a webinar on how to develop a powerful paddle raise at your fundraising event. Samantha walked us through some best practices for cultivating an atmosphere of generosity at your nonprofit event, and capturing audience enthusiasm in the form o

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