Thu.May 23, 2024

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Maximizing Impact: How to Leverage Generative AI in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Join us as we explore ways generative AI can be used in the nonprofit sector, including automating processes, improving efficiency, and generating new content and ideas. We’ll discuss best practices for the responsible and ethical use of AI as well as specific examples of generative AI in action within nonprofits.

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MatrixMaxx 24.1 Release is Full of Visualizations and Dashboard Enhancements

The MatrixFiles

BIG changes are here with the release of version 24.1 of MatrixMaxx , a leading Association Management System (AMS) that helps trade associations and professional societies manage their organizations better, have great member journeys, and be higher performing through data. The past several releases have focused primarily on under-the-hood optimizations and updates, but 24.1 brings a cornucopia of tantalizing visual and organizational improvements to the MatrixMaxx staff interface.

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Ballotpedia Announces Nationwide Resource for Administrative State Bill Tracking

NonProfit PRO

Ballotpedia unveiled a bill tracker that follows administrative state legislative reforms in every state, from introduction to enactment.

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How to foster a culture of accountability with your association staff

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for insights into how to build and lead high performing teams at your association? It all comes down to how you foster a culture of accountability with your team members. With over 20 years of experience in B2B, B2B2C, and B2G technology space and over 10 years of executive leadership, I have extensive understanding in how to lead cross-functional teams.

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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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Meta to End Fundraising Tools in Select European Countries This July

NonProfit PRO

Effective July 1, Meta's fundraising tools will no longer be accessible to charities in select European countries.

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Optimizing your Digital Fundraising for the Future

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: May 23, 2024 Summary: Are you wondering how your charity can adapt to the changing landscape of digital fundraising? Join Ved Khan of GoFundMe and Wen-Chih O’Connell of PayPal Giving Fund Canada to learn data-driven insights on how you can optimize your digital fundraising strategies for the future of giving, to better engage […] The post Optimizing your Digital Fundraising for the Future appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Grant writing dos and don’ts

Charity Village

Writing grants is a highly sought-after skill in many nonprofits, and can be overwhelming for those just getting started. Grant writing requires a strategic approach to knowledge and demands more than just a compelling idea. In this article, I’ll delve into the dos and don’ts of grant writing and provide a basic oversight that will […] The post Grant writing dos and don’ts appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to: Silent Auction Bid Sheets

Greater Giving

Silent Auction Bid Sheets: The Secret Weapon of Your Next Fundraising Event Planning a silent auction? You’ve secured fantastic items, and the anticipation is building! To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for your guests, consider using well-designed silent auction bid sheets. These sheets aren’t just for tracking bids – they’re a chance to make a positive impact on your donors.

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Creating disability inclusive workplaces — Dispelling myths and applying universal design principles to foster disability inclusion

Charity Village

Imagine securing your ideal job and sitting across from your new manager or supervisor during your onboarding session. Now, picture this person asking you: “What resources or tools do you need to thrive in this role? What do you need to succeed?” This phrase embodies the essence of integrating workplace accommodations through a lens of […] The post Creating disability inclusive workplaces — Dispelling myths and applying universal design principles to foster disability inclusion appea

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign Timeline & Customizable Checklist

CauseVox

What is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising? Peer-to-peer fundraising is a dynamic approach in which your supporters become advocates for your cause. They reach out to their networks, sharing personal stories and fundraising pages to rally support. This strategy is not just effective; it’s transformative. Peer-to-peer campaigns typically raise twice as much as other digital fundraising efforts.

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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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Life after job loss: Discovering joy and unexpected insights

Charity Village

This article was previously published by CareerWise and is reprinted with permission. No matter the unemployment situation, unexpected employment loss is a significant life disruptor. It causes a range of emotions, “what ifs” and daily life changes. However, it can also lead to personal and professional growth, resilience and development – a journey to something […] The post Life after job loss: Discovering joy and unexpected insights appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Design Series: Understanding Audience Needs

Forum One

This is the first in a four-part blog series, Building Trust and Credibility Through Design, based on a webinar led by Forum One’s Vice President of Design. Watch the webinar. Understanding audience needs is the core of good design. For mission-driven organizations in particular, forging deep connections with audiences is paramount. The questions we hear often are about how organizations can identify and adapt designs to meet the evolving needs of their audiences and ensure that the mission reso

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Maximize support with embeddable donation forms available on the CharityVillage Crowdfunding Platform

Charity Village

Crowdfunding can help your organization raise donations online and even achieve revenue sustainability. Reimagine your fundraising with CharityVillage’s Crowdfunding Platform – 0% platform fees, and no subscriptions or contracts. Embeddable and mobile-friendly donation forms are designed to make gathering one-time or recurring donations incredibly easy from your organization’s website.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign Timeline & Customizable Checklist

CauseVox

What is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising? Peer-to-peer fundraising is a dynamic approach in which your supporters become advocates for your cause. They reach out to their networks, sharing personal stories and fundraising pages to rally support. This strategy is not just effective; it’s transformative. Peer-to-peer campaigns typically raise twice as much as other digital fundraising efforts.

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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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Tracking Volunteer Time Off: A How-To Guide [& Template]

Double the Donation

In today’s competitive landscape, nonprofits are constantly looking for new ways to attract and retain dedicated volunteers. Fortunately, one way to incentivize and enhance engagement in volunteer activities involves rallying volunteers to participate in their employers’ Volunteer Time Off programs.

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New Email Tests Improve Clicks, Slow Exiting

The NonProfit Times

Leaders at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta went into last year’s GivingTuesday with a plan. An aggressive email campaign was the foundation. It began with an email appeal leading into GivingTuesday and continued with three more heading into the afternoon and evening. A matching grant pledge prior to the big day encouraged supporters to dig deep, resulting in a 40% revenue increase compared to the previous year’s total by the time the day drew to a close.

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Why We Default to No

DonorDock

While it tends to go against my personality, I continue to learn that when developing a really good software product, we must default to saying no. We operate in a societal culture where we are too quick to say yes to everything – after all, many of us are “go-getters” and “pleasers”. We WANT to say yes…it feels GOOD to say yes…but it isn’t always BEST to say yes.

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Dollars for Doers 101: How to Boost Your Volunteers’ Impact

Double the Donation

Around 63 million Americans volunteer, making up one-third of the nonprofit workforce. Chances are, your nonprofit relies on volunteers who work hard to fulfill your mission. The value they provide is already incalculable, but what if there was a way for them to take their impact even further at no additional cost?

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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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Session Notes: Updates to Direct Mail Support and Marketing

DonorDock

We walked through the latest updates to our Marketing Templates. We followed that up with how to send one-off letters through individual records and the action board, then showed how to generate bulk letters and merging mailing labels.

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Proven Social Media Tips to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List

DonorPerfect

For one reason or another, many nonprofits don’t feel comfortable using Facebook to find new donors. They just don’t think social media ads will work for their mission. You’ve probably heard these words before, or even said them yourself: Nonprofit marketing maven Dana Snyder is here to help you debunk these statements – which leads Read More » The post Proven Social Media Tips to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Breaking the cycle: Supporting veterans and military families’ basic needs in local communities 

Candid

The Bob Woodruff Foundation ’s (BWF) Got Your 6 Network organizations provide targeted services to over 20.6 million veterans and military families across the United States. Yet BWF’s 2023 survey of partner organizations showed that numerous individuals and families struggled to meet basic needs. The survey found critical gaps between the demand for and availability of essential services like food, financial aid, transportation, and housing.

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Top 5 Benefits of Tracking Donor Engagement

DonorDock

Maintaining a genuine relationship with donors is essential in keeping your nonprofit organization running. But how can you measure or quantify donor relationships?

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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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30+ Most Profitable PTA & PTO Fundraising Ideas for Schools

OneCause

Raise more money for your school with these 30+ profitable PTA and PTO fundraising ideas that are sure to inspire parents and your community to get involved.

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Your Guide to DonorDock and Zapier

DonorDock

If I told you there was one key to unlocking your organization’s greatest potential, you might raise your eyebrows when you found out my secret.

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I Signed up for What?! A Primer for Pre- and Post-Award Grant Readiness

sgEngage

In the last five years, nonprofits have witnessed a significant upswing in the availability of federal funding. Initiatives like the American Rescue Plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and other pass-through funding to states and local governments have spurred a surge in nonprofits seeking federal funding. This trend is not limited to a specific size or experience level of nonprofits, as both large and small, experienced and new, are venturing into these funding o

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Announcing: Our Latest & Greatest Updates!

DonorDock

Since the rollout of our last release, our primary focus has been to improve those enhancements even further, ensuring you, our loyal customer, have the most enjoyable user experience possible!

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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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From Donation to Payout: The Matching Gift Process Explained

DNL OmniMedia

Earning donations requires market research , donor cultivation, and investment in robust donation management software. Fortunately, there is a way to double some of the donations your nonprofit has already earned. Matching gifts are a fundraising method in which companies match their employees’ donations, usually at a 1:1 ratio. However, if your nonprofit is unaware of this fundraising opportunity, you are not alone.

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Ep. 19 | A Broadcast on Burnout, an interview with Kelsey Buell

DonorDock

Join Matt on Beyond the Donation as he discusses nonprofit best practices with Kelsey Buell

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DonorDock and QuickBooks: A Nonprofit Software Dream Team

DonorDock

A frequent and common request we have received since our very early days is to support integrating DonorDock with QuickBooks.

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