Tue.Dec 06, 2022

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6 Steps to Establishing a Donor-Advised Fund Strategy

NonProfit PRO

Vicky Kelberer, research and strategy group manager at Vanguard Charitable, kicked off NonProfit PRO's NonProfit POWER event yesterday with a keynote address. Here are the six key steps she suggested nonprofits should take to create a donor-advised fund (DAF) strategy.

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Commit to Your Team’s Success—They’ll Return the Favor

.orgSource

When you are the leader, you drive the team dynamics. Others take their cues from your behavior. This is an unavoidable consequence of being the boss. We feel at ease with people who are like us. So, it’s easy to promote this self-centered perspective without realizing it.

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Year-End Fundraising Appeal Templates

NonProfit PRO

End-of-year giving can account for over 30% of annual giving. In the last few months of the year, use this messaging guide to copy, paste, and edit easy, pre-made messaging templates for emails, social media posts, and text messages

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The downsides of starting a nonprofit organization

Candid

There are many benefits that come with starting a nonprofit organization, from tax advantages to grant eligibility; however, too often we forget to consider the downsides to starting a nonprofit—and there are some potential dealbreakers!

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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.

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2023: The Year of Your Board

NonProfit PRO

Are you in the place where you feel the board is just not getting it? What we know for sure is if we need our board members to be more engaged, we need to engage them. This means you need to invest in creating a robust, bold plan for the next few years.

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3 Tips for Preparing Your Website for End-of-Year Giving

Hands on Fundraising

Are you ready for year-end fundraising? To succeed, your nonprofit needs to develop its digital presence. Your nonprofit’s website must build connections with existing supporters, draw in support from new donors, and make the donation process as simple as possible.

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Keeping Your Board in the Loop: 4 Communication Tips

Elevation

Your nonprofit’s board members have a number of responsibilities, from planning capital campaigns and creating annual budgets to leading effective marketing campaigns. With several people working on different nonprofit initiatives, it can be difficult to keep everyone on the same page

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Make This a More Inclusive Season of Giving: Tips for Diversity in Your End-of-Year Fundraising Appeal

sgEngage

As you begin planning your final fundraising push for the Season of Giving, make a point of honoring multiple faiths and cultures by creating a more inclusive end-of-year appeal.

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5 Ways to Increase Donations With Your Giving Page

Elevation

Your nonprofit likely has an online donation page that acts as your online fundraising hub. But nowadays, it’s not enough to just have an online donation form. To stand out from the crowd and raise more online, your giving page must foster a positive, engaging donation experience for supporters.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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Working Towards a Common Global Goal: How Your Nonprofit Can Align with the SDGs

Media Cause

Every nonprofit, big or small, stands to gain from working towards a common global goal. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a framework that outline 17 key areas for achieving a greater good—and chances are, your organization falls into at least one of these areas.

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Planning an Online Nonprofit Auction: 7 Steps for Success

Elevation

Hosting an online auction for your nonprofit is a fundraising opportunity with the potential for a high return on investment.

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December Cause Awareness: Universal Human Rights Month

Qgiv

Every December is Universal Human Rights Month! A month dedicated to celebrating and promoting equality, Universal Human Rights Month is all about bringing people together. Learn more about this important awareness month and what you can do to celebrate it below.

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4 Metrics to Pay Attention to in Your Marketing Campaigns

Elevation

Learning how to properly market your mission is vital to the success and longevity of your organization. With the right marketing strategy, you can boost engagement, raise brand awareness, and make a lasting impact

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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.

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Are You in a Content Strategy Rut?

Forum One

We always advise clients to develop and stick to a defined content strategy. Having an outline of steady content—blog posts, social media posts, emails, and more—delivered on a reliable schedule is a proven way to build consistency and trust with your audience.

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Save Time By Planning Your Next Event Now

NonProfit Hub

You plan, prepare, promote and pull off an amazing fundraising event, and then what? Naturally, you breathe a sigh of relief and go home—that is, if you’re like most event planners. And, of course, that makes sense: Planning and pulling off a successful event is a Herculean task.

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How To Lead With Deep Purpose

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Having conducted extensive field research, Ranjay Gulati , author of the book, Deep Purpose , The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies , reveals the fatal mistakes leaders unwittingly make when attempting to implement a reason for being. “My

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3 Signs Your Organization Needs a Nonprofit Accounting System

sgEngage

When you are just getting started as a nonprofit, you are focused on getting an accounting system that fits your budget—which is likely very close to $0.

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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.

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How Leaders Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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It's Time to Ask These Hard Questions to Your LMS Vendor

Gyrus

When you are looking to adopt a new LMS, it is important that you make the right choice. Before you make your LMS decision, ask these 10 questions to the LMS vendor

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Extreme Teams Do This

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Extreme Teams is a fascinating book by Robert Bruce Shaw , where he takes you inside top companies and examines not just great teams (your more “conventional” teams), but extreme teams. According to Shaw, extreme teams : View work as a calling —even an obsession.

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