Tue.Apr 13, 2021

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Why You Should Want to


My fascination with technology began when I realized it would help me become better at something I love—dealing with challenging problems. Originally,orgSource was focused on software and hardware solutions.

Does your thank you letter really matter?

Hands on Fundraising

Your thank you letter matters. I recently saw an opinion that I couldn’t disagree with more. I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like this: Donors should be happy with whatever thank you letter they get. Worrying about a real signature or other things is a sign of donor dominance.


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Three Updates to the ACCME Disclosure Process That All Medical Education Planners Should Know

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Project Manager, George Heitzmann.

Nonprofit Content Creation: Back-To-The Basics of the Writing Process


The Writing Process. So, you want to write new content; or maybe you need to write new content. You’ve heard how important storytelling is for communicating your mission and message but let’s face it – you haven’t written a story since high-school English class.

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.

June 8 is Equal Pay Day for nonprofit CEOs


Today (March 24), is Equal Pay Day. Although it may sound like a holiday, it is not a day of celebration. Instead, it is a day to increase awareness that we are not all paid equally for our labor.

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Don’t Let COVID-19 Stop Your Spring Events – Go Virtual!


The combination of COVID-19, a tough winter, and stressful events in the news has made it difficult to focus on the bright side. But think about how uplifting it feels after finding yourself in a casual conversation over the phone.

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Top 10 Donation Software That Help Nonprofits – Online Donation Tools


Is your nonprofit using versatile fundraising channels? Are you taking advantage of the different types of fundraising options? Using mobile giving, online donation pages, peer-to-peer fundraising or crowdfunding can maximize donations.

Libraries pivot to survive pandemic


“Libraries store the energy that fuels the Imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life,” said famed writer and producer Sidney Sheldon.

7 Steps To Get More Participants For Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign


by Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners . These days, peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns and events take many forms: virtual runs/walks/rides , tribute/memorial campaigns, virtual drives. The list goes on.

The Psychology of Giving: Important Words to Use in Your Appeals

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes The Psychology of Giving: Important Words to Use in Your Appeals. Three small words can make ALL the difference in your fundraising appeals. And they’re backed by science. Like magic, they can help you become a better fundraiser.

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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.

Fundraising on Social Media: How to Drive People to Your Donation Form


According to our research report, Navigating the Unknown: Findings to Future-Proof your Fundraising , social media posts were the number one drivers of charitable gifts in 2020. Pandemic shutdowns in 2020 made social media usage increase drastically!

Resources for the Bulk of Nonprofit Workers — Women

NonProfit PRO

If I were to ask you the percentage of women who work in the nonprofit sector, what would you guess? Fifty percent? Seventy percent? Think higher. Women Resources for Women Women leaders

What we know about MacKenzie Scott’s 2020 grants


Over the course of 2020, MacKenzie Scott announced grants totaling almost $6 billion. As gestures of transparency, she released lists of recipient organizations in July and in December. In a recent analysis , we looked at the characteristics of the December cohort, which totaled $4.2

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The 18 Best HOA Websites of 2021 And Why You Need One

Wild Apricot

“Don’t tell anyone, but I think I’m leaving the board at the end of the year,” David told Sahar, after a particularly overwhelming meeting of their condo’s homeowner’s association. Sahar didn’t blame him. website-and-technology

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.

A look at organizations that have earned GuideStar Seals of Transparency


At Candid, we believe that transparency and the flow of information between social sector actors are fundamental to a vibrant, successful, and trusted sector. We recognize that transparency is multi-dimensional and can be practiced in different ways.

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The New (Digital) Normal

NonProfit PRO

Even with all of its numerous challenges, a silver lining could have emerged from 2020. As the doors of many organizations closed, nonprofits were forced to leverage the resources and tools they had available. Online Fundraising Digital fundraising

Tips for individual giving in uncertain times


Reprinted from Candid Learning. Pop quiz: Historically, what has been the biggest source of private giving in the United States? Is it corporations? Foundations? The answer is individuals.

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Webinar Re-Cap: Will Learning Ever Look the Same?

Blue Sky eLearn

It’s a thought many of us have had: Will learning ever look the same? Dan Streeter, Blue Sky’s Vice President of Learning Strategy and Development, recently sat down and discussed re-visioning in-person, eLearning, and virtual events in a post-Covid world.

The impact of COVID-19 on civil society, part two


In July 2020, Candid published a blog post examining the many surveys inquiring about social sector organizations’ needs in light of COVID-19.

Serving the Perfect Slice of Cake to Members

Joy of Membership

In life, I think there are two kinds of people – those who adore the frosting part of the cake, and those who prefer their cake without all that sugary fluff on top. My husband is a just-the-cake kind of guy while I would take a whole plate of frosting, if I could.

Using Technology to Communicate with Your Nonprofit's Beneficiaries


Most nonprofits recognize the need to optimize technology and processes for communications with donors and volunteers. But one area that's sometimes overlooked is streamlining communications with the recipients of the organization's services and tracking data about those recipients.

Content Strategy for Digital Collections: Archives, Libraries, and Museums

Forum One

Museums, archives, and libraries share many goals and functions. Their mandate is to exhibit and preserve the collection of the best assets that represent the story and chronology of a culture or a society.

How to Build Trust Online as a Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

With over 1.5 million charitable organizations in the US alone, NGO founders have a tough challenge presented to them. Not only do they need to launch an effective marketing campaign to attract charitable givers, but they also need to work on building trust.

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The nonprofit experts around the corner


Reprinted from Candid Learning. Are you new to the nonprofit world? Hoping to learn more about what nonprofits do, how to start a nonprofit, or how to get a grant?

How to Improve Your Personalization Approach with Taxonomy


In the last five years, we’ve seen an explosion of tools that allow marketers to personalize audience experiences. With these advances, you might think that personalization is easier now.

Candid and COVID-19: Getting information to a world in crisis


A little over a year ago, the world watched as COVID-19 spread across the globe. Candid responded by publishing a website that provided information on funding for coronavirus relief, resources for nonprofits and individuals, news on the pandemic, and more.

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How St. Jude Connected with the Next Generation of Donors for a Record Fundraising Year

Saleforce Nonprofit

By Rob Acker, CEO of Salesforce.org and Rick Shadyac, CEO of ALSAC. Founded in 1957, the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) was established as the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

COVID-19 contributed to major education funding gap, report finds


Reprinted from PND. An additional $59 billion a year in funding is needed to meet the United Nations’ goal of quality education for every child by 2030, a report from Theirworld finds.

Examining Virtual And Hybrid Events in 2021 and Beyond

Web Courseworks Associations

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing regulations meant that your organization had two options when planning events: pivot to virtual or cancel the event outright.

AlumnIQ and Double the Donation Launch Advanced Matching Gift Integration

Double the Donation

AlumnnIQ, a powerful and innovative fundraising platform, has partnered with Double the Donation to bring automated matching gift technology to its clients. This partnership will allow universities using AlumnIQ to access 360MatchPro, the industry leading matching gift solution.

Some Of My Favorite Leadership Books

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my favorite books about about leadership include: Best Leadership Books Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books

What Your CME LMS Needs To Support Your Success

Web Courseworks Associations

Effective facilitation of continuing medical education (CME) is crucial for the licensure, accreditation, and professional development of the doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals within your association. This facilitation depends on a strong CME learning management system (LMS). With so much riding on this training, it’s not enough to simply invest in a CME LMS. You need to invest in the right CME LMS.

Best Practices to Build a Successful Association eLearning Program

Web Courseworks Associations

Your association’s eLearning program can lead to increases in membership, increases in non-dues revenue, recognition as a thought leader in your industry, and more. However, if it’s not structured properly, it can also lead to a hefty administrative burden for your team and a frustrating experience for learners. In this whitepaper, we discuss five essential steps for crafting a successful learning business. These include: Evaluate the eLearning needs of your association.

Overcoming Your eLearning Challenges with an Extended Enterprise LMS

Web Courseworks Associations

Managing the eLearning programming for a trade association comes with a unique problem set– you’re providing eLearning for member organizations which then need to balance the needs of their individual members. Both the complexity and expectations increase exponentially when compared to professional associations. Running a successful learning business for your trade association isn’t impossible. You simply need to invest in the right extended enterprise LMS to do so.