Mon.Oct 18, 2021

3 member mistakes and how your association can avoid them

Nimble AMS

To deliver a great member experience, you must keep mistakes to a minimum. . Here are some common mistakes and how to avoid them using a modern association management software (AMS) system. Not personalizing member communications. .

Democracy is Dying. Philanthropy Needs to Stop Its Toxic Intellectualizing.

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, just a quick warning that this post will likely burn a few bridges. But as colleague Aubrey Alvarez. Funder Relations philanthropy Policy and Advocacy


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Ideas You Can Use To Thank Donors During the Holidays

Get Fully Funded

The season of gratitude is upon us and there is nothing more important you can do than thank donors for their support this year. After all, the season of giving is also almost here and before you start asking and asking, do some thanking first. Here’s why: go back to basics for a minute.

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Year-End Fundraising: Increase awareness of your campaign with stories

The Storytelling Non-profit

Over the last few weeks, I’ve posted articles about fundraising messaging and writing advice for fundraising appeals.

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.

The Power of Shared Power: Co-Directing Nonprofits Through Compassion

Blue Avocado

We have found that qualitatively, compassion is often perceived as weak, soft, and forgiveness-focused. But compassion is as much about discussion, truth telling, and the hard work of moving forward together.

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Who Are the Quiet Leaders in Sustainer Giving?

NonProfit PRO

What’s the first nonprofit you think of with a huge sustainer program? Did you guess your local public broadcasting station? Probably not. But yet, most public TV and radio stations are leading the pact when it comes to sustainer giving. They started asking for monthly gifts many years ago.

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Get Your Hands Dirty To Understand Your Mission

NonProfit PRO

Many times, in the nonprofit space, we hire mid-level, major and planned giving officers and never require or expect those front-line fundraisers to literally place themselves in the need that the nonprofit is addressing. This is a fatal mistake

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How the Pandemic Has Changed Pro Bono


The pandemic pushed the social sector to make game-changing shifts in community programming, funding models and organizational leadership. Nonprofits that pivoted their programming in a matter of weeks now demand fast, targeted and immediate resources for infrastructure building.

National Estate Planning Awareness Week — The tax-savvy way to give

Charity Navigator

How do legacy gifts and stocks make the most impact? There are many ways to support charities you care most about. And here at FreeWill, we are dedicated to providing resources to increase the impact you can make. Read more ».

Why You Should Still Include Direct Mail in Your Donor Engagement Strategy and How to Make Your Efforts More Personal


When building relationships with supporters and donors and building out your donor engagement strategy, it’s important to make donors feel valued.

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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.

403(b) Employer Retirement Plan Participation Reaches Record Level

NonProfit PRO

New research shows nonprofit worker participation in organization 403(b) employer retirement plans continued its upward trajectory in the midst of the pandemic. Staffing & Human Resources

The Power of Shared Power: Co-Directing Nonprofits Through Compassion

Blue Avocado

We have found that qualitatively, compassion is often perceived as weak, soft, and forgiveness-focused. But compassion is as much about discussion, truth telling, and the hard work of moving forward together.

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Top 5 Nonprofit Branding Mistakes

Media Cause

Branding is at the heart of all forms of marketing. By developing a brand, organizations, companies, and even individuals can promote their products, services, and causes in a consistent and memorable way.

8 Types of Donation Request Letters (The Complete Guide with Examples)


Donation request letters are one of the essential tools in a fundraiser’s arsenal. These letters can be sent to individuals and businesses. Depending on the reason for the request, the feel of these letters can either be formal or informal.

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.

Trust and Security on Zoom: How to Keep Your Meetings Safe


If Zoom wasn't a household name before the pandemic, it certainly is now. Our work and social lives became dependent on the platform, and even as restrictions are slowly easing across the world, many have chosen to continue working remotely and keeping work and client meetings primarily on Zoom.

Lead Gift Committees: Success with High-Powered Volunteers

Top Nonprofits

Capital campaigns often recruit volunteers to help with various functions. You might have a campaign steering committee, a kick-off committee, a committee to oversee the feasibility study, and a lead gift committee. But sometimes, managing campaign volunteers may seem like more work than it is worth.

Your Association’s Education Programs Can Provide What the Remote Workplace Lacks

WBT Systems

The workplace is unsettling for many people right now. Organizations have the technology and processes for remote and hybrid work in place, but many overlooked necessary changes to their culture. When that’s the

3 Ways Social Media Fundraising Is Changing for 2021

Top Nonprofits

Facebook is hardly a new platform for nonprofit organizations to interact with supporters.

Greenpeace Nordic Fights to Win the World a Better Future

Saleforce Nonprofit

The Greenpeace story started in 1971 with a group of peace activists protesting U.S. nuclear tests off the coast of Alaska. Now in its 50 th year, the Greenpeace movement has spread across the globe, becoming the world’s largest independent environmental organisation. .

Hook, Line, Sinker: Reeling in Your Audience with Cut-Through Content

Top Nonprofits

Kadi McDonald helps organizations of all sizes build trust and authenticity, and expand and validate a brand’s purpose through a consistent experience across all marketing channels.

How To Be An Impact Player In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Within the workplace there are Contributors and Impact Players – each representing a distinct way of working – the first leads to a job well done while the other carves a path to true leadership and generates immense value.