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Report: Support Up After Record Inflation, But Relevancy of Racial Equity Declined

NonProfit PRO

The "2024 Foundation Operations and Management Report" showed that financial support was up, but racial equity became less of a priority.

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Create a Winning New Member Strategy in 3 Easy Steps

Association Analytics

It’s no secret that growing membership is hard. When you’re working with limited resources it can be a struggle to both get new people in the door and then keep them there once you do. Not surprisingly, a 2020 report from Wild Apricot showed that 68% of organizations have difficulty growing membership. What’s slowing these association’s down? Besides facing competition from free online sources of continuing education and mentorship, it can also be a challenge for associations to communicate thei

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How Trust-Based Philanthropy Removes Barriers Around Grant Applications

NonProfit PRO

Grantmakers have started embracing trust-based philanthropy. Here's how this ethos can break down barriers to grant applications.

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How to Fundraise with AI for Nonprofits


As technology evolves, there are new ways nonprofits like yours can take advantage of advancements to save time and raise more money. At the forefront of these new technologies is artificial intelligence (AI). AI for nonprofits can be a real game changer in the fundraising landscape. From navigating donor data to finding the most effective ways to communicate, AI for fundraising can be applied to many aspects of your organization to help lift some of the burden of changing the world.

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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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How to Get Your Ask for a Second Gift Right

NonProfit PRO

The value of your donors goes up when they donate a second time. Here is some insight on when and how to make your ask for a second gift.

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How To Be More Strategic

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today’s business leaders are faced with many challenges: intense competition, increased regulation, and the need for constant innovation. Therefore, it’s imperative that as a business leader you have the essential meta-skill to navigate your business with a thorough understanding of your current situation, vision to see the future destination, and the ability to create the path to reach it,” explains Rich Horwath , author of the book, Strategic.

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Want better fundraising results? Rethink your team

Hands on Fundraising

Fundraising results depend on the whole organization You might know that I spent a good number of years working for regional theaters. It’s where my nonprofit career began. And theater is still close to my heart. But over the years – whether in my first theater, where I managed the box office, or in subsequent […] The post Want better fundraising results?

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Share Your Nonprofit’s Challenges and Successes With NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO

Each year, NonProfit PRO surveys nonprofit professionals like you to get an inside look at where nonprofits are struggling and excelling.

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Next Level Donor Relations: Make The Experience “Unexpectedly Pleasurable”


In today’s fundraising world , with dozens of nonprofits competing for donors’ hearts and wallets, it’s important to stand out from a donor relations standpoint. Otherwise, no matter how noble your mission, you’ll be left with your hand out as other fundraisers hit their goals. To inspire donor generosity and loyalty year after year, you must stop sending stale thank-you letters and having hollow donor experiences, and start thinking of creative ways to go above and beyond to provide donor servi

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Ep. 26 | Enhancing Donor Journeys, an interview with Julia Devine


Join Matt on Beyond the Donation as he discusses nonprofit best practices with Julia Devine. They talk about creating compelling donor journeys, the difficulties of siloed data, and tips to streamline a donor's experience.

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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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Creating a donor communications plan

Big Duck

Join Farra Trompeter, co-director, for insights and tools to streamline your donor communications strategy

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Crafting the Perfect Gala Invitation

Greater Giving

Impress & Inform: What Every Gala Invitation Needs Your gala invitation is the first glimpse into your event’s magic. It sets expectations, ignites excitement, and ultimately determines RSVPs. Whether you have a dedicated Event Invitation Chair or are outsourcing this role there are some common information your invitation should hold. Let’s dive in!

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Can Nonprofits Sell Products? Here’s What You Should Know

Wild Apricot

The post Can Nonprofits Sell Products? Here’s What You Should Know appeared first on WildApricot.

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Fostering collaboration: How communications and development teams can work better together

Big Duck

The post Fostering collaboration: How communications and development teams can work better together appeared first on Big Duck.

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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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Digital Strategy Summit 2024: Calling all nonprofit professionals!


With five packed days of online content, the Digital Strategy Summit 2024 can help your nonprofit organization skill-up in a new digital landscape! The Center for Digital Strategy has designed a summit just for nonprofit professionals. It's a comprehensive learning experience with session content that is backed up by case studies and immediately applicable to your advocacy and fundraising programs this year.

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Can Nonprofits Look to the Past to Build the Future?

Blue Avocado

Three ways your CFO can help your nonprofit apply for grants. Most nonprofits strive to include grant funding in their revenue streams but often find that large amounts of know-how (as well as a time commitment from the executive level down to the front line) are needed. Indeed, the grant writing team may not realize that, in particular, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) has much to contribute to the success of the grant application and the administrative processes that follow.

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Engagement Tools to Prepare Your Board for a Capital Campaign


If you’re reading a blog post with the words “capital campaign” and “board” in the headline, you might be spiraling through questions that are keeping you up at night (hopefully, it’s not 2 a.m.): Did we set appropriate capital campaign goals with our board? Is our board on track for the public phase? How can we get our board more involved? Whether you’re already riding the momentum of an exciting campaign or just considering the planning phase, know you have access to the right engagement tools

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Candid community: Expanding equitable access to nonprofit resources 


At Candid, we partner with libraries and nonprofit resource centers across the country to provide nonprofit organizations and local communities with free access to Candid’s educational resources, trainings, and products. As part of an effort to expand equitable access to our resources, we have lowered barriers so more organizations and locations can join our network of partners.

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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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The Nonprofit Guide to Optimizing Website Traffic for Maximum Impact

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes The Nonprofit Guide to Optimizing Website Traffic for Maximum Impact A website serves as the digital face and gateway for any nonprofit organization. It provides a platform to share the nonprofit’s mission, programs, accomplishments, and opportunities for the public to get involved. For nonprofits, it’s essential to have an effective website that engages your audience and drives them to take action, whether that’s donating, volunteering, raisin