Thu.May 16, 2024

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The Use of AI in Fundraising: Maximizing Donations with Data-Driven Asks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stasia Hural , Digital Marketing Lead at Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. In today’s fundraising sector, technology is vital. AI is becoming increasingly important in fundraising. Using AI isn’t just a passing trend; it’s essential for nonprofits looking to make a bigger impact.

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Free Download: 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends Report

NonProfit PRO

Prepare for where nonprofit technology is headed with Sage’s 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends report. While the industry’s landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and every nonprofit is distinct, there are shared challenges and aspirations among you and your peers. Stay ahead of the curve by leveraging the experiences and perspectives of hundreds of nonprofit industry leaders.

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What to know about U.S. nonprofit sector demographics 

Candid

What’s the demographic composition of the U.S. nonprofit sector—in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status? Are staff, leaders, and board members equally diverse? How does leadership diversity vary by organization size, revenue, subsector, and state? How do majority BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) nonprofits fare compared with majority white-led ones?

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Make A Difference with Great Entertainment

NonProfit PRO

DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS understands the drive of nonprofits. We’ve tailored an exclusive TV offer for you, ensuring you have access to the best in news, sports and entertainment. As you navigate your mission, let us elevate your experience. With DIRECTV, it’s more than entertainment—it’s about making a difference.

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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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HR compliance 2024: Download all essential HR policies for your nonprofit

Charity Village

Feeling overwhelmed by labour law compliance? You’re not alone. Many nonprofits dedicate themselves to making a difference, but keeping up with regulations can fall by the wayside. Forget the lectures on why compliance is important–you’ve likely heard it enough. This article cuts to the chase, provides essential policies, and a simplified breakdown of key compliance […] The post HR compliance 2024: Download all essential HR policies for your nonprofit appeared first on CharityV

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3 Ways to Shield Your Nonprofit From Debanking

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits face an uptick in debanking amid the current sociopolitical climate. Here's how to mitigate its impact on your mission.

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How to Teach Your Major Gifts Officers to Close

NonProfit PRO

Here are some of my top tips for ensuring your major gift officers are prepared to ask for and close on a donation.

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Ontario’s Pay Equity Office reveals “The Gender Pension Gap”

Charity Village

Ontario’s Pay Equity Office published the Understanding the Gender Pension Gap in Canada research paper. According to the Pay Equity Office, the gender pension gap measures the gender difference in combined income from Canada’s 3-pillar system of retirement income instruments: Old Age Security/Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada Pension Plan/Quebec Pension Plan and private pensions (including RRSP/RRIF […] The post Ontario’s Pay Equity Office reveals “The Gender Pension

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Protection for Non-profit Educational Institutions

NonProfit PRO

Philadelphia Insurance Companies provides specialized, innovative protection to educational institutions in the non-profit and human services space. Coverages include private, academic, religious, vocational and charter schools. PHLY offers separate limits for General Liability, Educators Professional and Cyber Liability, Abuse & Molestation. Learn more.

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12 Free Resources for Scrappy Fundraisers

DonorPerfect

I have five hours a week and no budget. Here’s how I fundraise. If you’re the type of person who hates when recipes include the author’s entire life story and 20,000 words about how much they love an expensive brand of butter, then this blog is for you. As a volunteer fundraiser for a community Read More » The post 12 Free Resources for Scrappy Fundraisers appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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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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Classy Unveils New Product Offerings for Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Classy announced four new offerings for its fundraising platform to help nonprofits make smarter, more personalized asks.

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Foundation for Black Communities invests $9.1 million in 107 Black-Led organizations

Charity Village

The Foundation for Black Communities announced a groundbreaking $9.1 million investment in 107 Black-Led organizations through the Black Ideas Grant (B.I.G): Bridge and Build 2023/24 program. The investment will empower Black-led, Black-focused, and Black-serving grassroots, nonprofit, and charitable organizations across Canada by supporting critical, community-based, solution-oriented initiatives.

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3 Key Elements of a Lapsed Donor Letter

Neon CRM

When was the last time you wrote a lapsed donor letter? Lapsed donors are a valuable group of supporters. Their past donations prove they’re committed to your cause, and their familiarity with your organization means they’re often easier to engage than brand-new supporters. Data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project reveals that reactivating lapsed donors is a struggle for many nonprofits.

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Strategic decision-making: Using opportunity & risk analysis for better outcomes

Charity Village

This blog series aims to equip charities with the knowledge and tools needed to navigate uncertainty effectively, leveraging opportunity and risk analysis for decision-making, and creating adaptive structures for sustained success. Check out Part 1 of the article series. In the realm of charity work, every choice carries weight, potentially shaping countless lives.

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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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How to optimize member marketing with AI

Nimble AMS

Has your organization used Artificial Intelligence (AI) to do basic marketing tasks? If not, it might be time to consider leveraging AI to improve your member marketing strategy. Read our blog to learn helpful tips to get started using AI in your association’s member marketing. What is member marketing? Membership marketing is a strategy used to acquire new members, increase member engagement, renew current members, or bring back members from the past.

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2024 Call for Proposals: Equitable Access to Reading Program

Charity Village

Employment and Social Development Canada announced a Call for Proposals for the Equitable Access to Reading Program. The program will fund projects that increase the production of alternate format reading materials for persons with print disabilities. Funding priorities Employment and Social Development Canada may prioritize funding projects that include one or more of the following: […] The post 2024 Call for Proposals: Equitable Access to Reading Program appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Maintaining Your Site’s Accessibility Well After Launch

Forum One

This post is adapted from a presentation at Drupal GovCon in November 2023. As Forum One’s Accessibility Lead, Jeanette ensures that our public sector and nonprofit clients receive unwavering support in prioritizing accessibility for all users. After all the work to ensure your new website is accessible and in compliance with Section 508 and WCAG standards, you shift into day-to-day operations, and… things change.

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Funding for Alberta-based organizations to support projects in art production, training, career development, marketing and research

Charity Village

The Government of Alberta announced that applications are now open for the Organization Project Grant program, which assists Alberta-based organizations engaged in the production of books, magazines or sound recordings, as well as some screen-based projects. Grants may be used to support projects in art production, training, career development, marketing and research.

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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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From Data Deluge to Impactful Decisions: Mastering Data in Grantmaking

sgEngage

Grantmakers are swimming in a sea of information. Applications, proposals, progress reports, impact metrics – the data collected throughout the grantmaking lifecycle is vast and ever-growing. While this data holds immense potential to improve decision-making and maximize impact, harnessing its power can be a challenge. Strong data governance and data management can help grantmakers navigate the overwhelming amount of information available.

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Besides program delivery, how are LMSs being used by forward-thinking nonprofits? (Part 2)

Charity Village

This article was previously published by Pure & Applied and is reprinted with permission. Welcome back to Part 2 of our blog series on how LMSs are being used by modern nonprofits. In Part 1, we discussed how LMSs can support and scale knowledge mobilization efforts, increase service efficiencies, and re-engage community across the customer journey.

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Why 2024 May Be a “Make or Break” Year for Nonprofits

Allegiance Group

Nearly all new reports and benchmarks show a decline in both donors and dollars, and the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s (FEP) latest Quarterly Fundraising Report is no exception. These decreases continue the post-COVID trends, leaving many fundraisers to wonder when they’ll bottom out. The new FEP report compares overall philanthropic giving trends in 2022 and 2023.

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Data: More Dollars Available From CSR Budgets

The NonProfit Times

Corporate investment in social impact appears to show no signs of slowing down. However, corporate philanthropy leaders appear to be evolving their approach to place greater emphasis on tangible outcomes and less on inputs such as dollars given or number of employee hours volunteered. The trends suggest nonprofits would do well to offer a variety of program options to meet this evolving landscape of corporate giving, according to the 2024 State of Corporate Purpose report released recently by so

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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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Employee Spotlight – Adam Hinkel

fusionSpan

Adam Hinkel Senior Project Manager Adam is a Project Manager on the Managed Services team at fusionSpan. Prior to joining the fusionSpan team, Adam worked for The World Bank Group as a Web and Mobile Application Developer. In his spare time, he enjoys reading Sci-Fi & Fantasy books, hosting game nights with friends & family, and spending quality time with his wife Madeleine, and their pup, Boba.

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New Stuff: Updates From Data Axle, Moore and Classy

The NonProfit Times

Data Axle Nonprofit added audience indicators within its Apogee and DonorBase omnichannel cooperatives that identify donors poised to give following an emergency event. It builds on the firm’s suite of audience indicators that show donor behaviors, affinities, and gifting potential without time-intensive custom modeling. With the newest emergency and episodic giving indicators, users can quickly identify who is most likely to give after an emergency, according to an announcement from the firm.

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10 volunteer recruitment ideas to take your nonprofit to the next level!

DonorDock

Need ideas to help you recruit volunteers? Check out these 10 creative volunteer recruitment ideas and take your nonprofit to the next level!

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Socialbrite is shutting down

Socialbrite

We launched Socialbrite in July 2008, back in the heyday of social media, as an educational resource, guide and consultancy to help nonprofit and social good organizations learn how to use the power of the crowd to advance their goals. It’s hard to believe now, but in 2007-2008, most people had never heard of the term social media. Well, that changed fast.

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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!

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Nonprofit Event Ticketing for Gala Season | FrontStream

frontstream

A successful gala fundraiser involves meticulous planning and coordination, from choosing the right venue to arranging entertainment and finalizing your guest list. But there’s a critical element that’s easy to overlook: your event ticketing infrastructure.