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7 Recommendations for Including and Engaging Your Board Members

NonProfit PRO

As boards become more diverse, ensuring that members are fully and meaningfully welcomed, oriented and engaged should become a bigger priority for nonprofit boards, too. Here are seven common-sense suggestions to improve your board’s engagement and inclusion efforts.

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Creating a Fair and Supportive Work Environment: A Conversation with Joan Garry

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the nonprofit sector, cultivating a fair and supportive work environment is essential to ensuring the well-being of employees and fostering the success of the organization. I had a wonderful conversation with nonprofit expert and founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab , Joan Garry, to discuss the importance of fairness, mental health, and wellness in the workplace.

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Universal Charitable Deduction Bill, Known as ‘Charitable Act,’ Introduced in the House

NonProfit PRO

The Charitable Act, if passed, would reinstitute the universal charitable deduction that was available to taxpayers who opted for the standard deduction during the pandemic in tax years 2020 and 2021.

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Heroes Define Philanthropy

Bloomerang

“Hero” is an admirable quality that tends to be tossed around all too loosely. I enjoy watching sports as much as anyone, but I think it is a stretch to describe professional athletes as sports heroes. “Hero” is a word that should be restricted to those who are genuinely courageous in taking significant risks to benefit others without the rewards of money and fame.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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Truist Foundation Announces Second Inspire Awards Challenge to Support Nonprofits Serving Undercapitalized Entrepreneurs

NonProfit PRO

Truist Foundation announced the launch of its second Inspire Awards Challenge, featuring a pitch and a capacity-building grant program for nonprofit organizations that are aiding entrepreneurs from undercapitalized communities.

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6 Overlooked Factors for Evaluating Fundraising Software

DonorPerfect

Fundraising software has become a vast marketplace as the tech industry continues to grow. Buying a constituent relationship management system (CRM) is not an easy decision – budget, features, data migration, and stakeholders all come into play as you consider countless solutions. It can be overwhelming for a nonprofit organization to vet several CRMs before Read More » The post 6 Overlooked Factors for Evaluating Fundraising Software appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraisin

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Call for community partners: Catamount Fellowship at Mount Royal University

Charity Village

The Catamount Fellowship, led by the Institute for Community Prosperity, announced a call for community partners. The fellowship is designed to be a springboard for students preparing to lead social change upon graduation through innovation in movements, organizations, businesses and/or government. The program bridges research, theory, and social innovation frameworks with practical experience and insights from […] The post Call for community partners: Catamount Fellowship at Mount Royal U

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Is Imagination a Luxury for Nonprofits?

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit staff need their imaginations. Nonprofit professionals tackle poverty, hunger, homelessness, environmental justice, etc. — problems that defy technical solutions. If the sector is to go beyond Band-Aid solutions, nonprofits need ample doses of creativity and innovation for finding new solutions.

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Empowering fundraisers for unprecedented success: An interview with Tammy Zonker as she prepares for WCFC23

Charity Village

Recognized as one of America’s Top 20 Fundraising Experts, Tammy Zonker is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer who has revolutionized the world of philanthropy through her transformative approach. In this exclusive interview, Tammy shares her insights into her Creating a Successful Fundraising Strategy & Plan MasterClass at the Western Canada Fundraising Conference (WCFC) 2023. […] The post Empowering fundraisers for unprecedented success: An interview with Tammy Zonker a

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CASE Establishes First-Ever Global Inclusion Index for Advancement Field

NonProfit PRO

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has established the CASE Advancement Inclusion Index for colleges, universities, and independent schools.

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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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The Unrecognized Risk of Status Quo Problem-Solving Skills for Grantmakers

sgEngage

In a sector that is so risk-averse—afraid of change, reluctant to explore new ideas, and adopt new practices—why do we rely on super risky problem-solving skills? Yes, we must steward our investments responsibly and ethically, but what is responsible and ethical about potentially wasting massive amounts of resources, using outdated problem-solving skills, and getting minimal impact for our efforts?

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Canada Revenue Agency offering free tax webinars for charities

Charity Village

The Canada Revenue Agency is offering free tax webinars for charities. The next webinar will guide charities through important information on how to manage books and records – this session will be held on June 7 and 8. All representatives are encouraged to attend regardless of experience. This webinar will be an excellent introduction or […] The post Canada Revenue Agency offering free tax webinars for charities appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Can ChatGPT Help My Nonprofit?

Tech Soup

ChatGPT has dominated headlines since its public launch late last year. But what is it, and how can it potentially help you and your nonprofit?

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Enter your inspiring film in the Sundar Prize Film Festival

Charity Village

The Sundar Prize Film Festival announced the inaugural film competition for filmmakers who leverage their craft to create meaningful social impact. The festival seeks to celebrate films that uplift communities through impactful and informative storytelling about social causes and issues. The festival will award over $10,000 CAD in cash prizes to the Top 5 films […] The post Enter your inspiring film in the Sundar Prize Film Festival appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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5 Tips for Recruiting More Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

Pamela Grow

Whether you’re planning a 5k fundraiser , dance-a-thon, or social media campaign, you know a lot goes into preparing for a peer-to-peer fundraising initiative. You may have to secure an event venue, recruit sponsors, and spin up a marketing strategy. But one of the most challenging aspects of peer-to-peer event planning is recruiting supporters who will act as volunteer fundraisers.

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Call for nominations for the.ORG Impact Awards

Charity Village

Public Interest Registry, the organization behind.ORG, announced a call for nominations for the fifth annual.ORG Impact Awards. The annual celebration recognizes outstanding mission-driven individuals and organizations from the global.ORG Community for their positive contributions to society. Over the years, the.ORG Impact Awards have recognized 155 outstanding organizations from over 60 countries and […] The post Call for nominations for the.ORG Impact Awards appeared first on CharityVill

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5 Ways Food Banks Can Benefit From Volunteer Management Software

Bloomerang

Food banks have played a pivotal role in our communities for decades, and they will continue to positively impact the millions of people who struggle with food insecurity each year. According to the USDA , over 10% of households in America worked with food security at some point in 2018. Thanks to food banks, many of those families were able to put food on the table when they needed it.

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Higher levels of job satisfaction and job quality among remote workers

Charity Village

The Shaping the Future of Work in Canada project is being conducted by a Research Consortium: Merv Gilbert, Vancouver Psychological Health + Safety Consulting; Frank Graves, EKOS Research Associates; Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work; Pamela Sugiman, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Toronto Metropolitan University. The research study aimed to determine how remote working […] The post Higher levels of job satisfaction and job quality among remote workers appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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A Comprehensive Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Plan [+ Free Template]

Donorbox

Did you know that 48% of business and nonprofit leaders spend less than one day a month focused on strategy? A strategic plan will shape the future of your nonprofit and require you to spend more time focusing on your strategy. It can also re-energize your nonprofit with new ideas and goals. But you may […] The post A Comprehensive Guide to Nonprofit Strategic Plan [+ Free Template] appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Moving money and shifting power for social justice: Voices of next-gen donors

Charity Village

The Women’s Philanthropy Institute released the Moving Money and Shifting Power for Social Justice: Voices of Wealthy Next-Gen Donors report, which explores how wealthy young donors are engaging in social justice philanthropy. The report provides insight into how donors practice philanthropy to support social justice, with a focus on the following three verticals: motivations, behaviours, and challenges. […] The post Moving money and shifting power for social justice: Voices of next-gen do

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How to Make Your Event Signage Do Triple Duty

Greater Giving

Dramatically improve your guest’s nonprofit fundraiser experience with these tips and best practices for Event Signage. One of the most important elements of the guest experience at a nonprofit fundraising event is a clear flow through your venue —and that flow is often dictated by the signage posted throughout the event. The best signs are the kind that guests don’t even notice.

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Government of Canada passed legislation to allow Canadian charities to make grants to non-qualified donees

Charity Village

The Government of Canada passed legislation to allow Canadian registered charities to make grants to non-qualified donees (grantees). To learn more about this legislation, review CG-032, Registered charities making grants to non-qualified donees (draft). As a result, the Government of Canada has updated the registered charity information return: updated Form T3010, Registered Charity Information Return, which now requires […] The post Government of Canada passed legislation to allow Canadi

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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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5 Strategies for Building Long-Term Donor Relationships

DNL OmniMedia

The donor journey is a lengthy process, ending with a donation, joining a membership program, volunteering, or getting involved in some other way before restarting again. The longer a donor stays with your nonprofit, the more times they’ll be able to complete this cycle, deepening their engagement with your nonprofit. These committed donors provide the support you need to spread awareness about your cause, generate excitement about your events, recruit volunteers, and of course, fund your miss

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2023 Direct Mail Benchmarks Report: Donor reactivation rate, integration benchmarks, and more!

Charity Village

Canadian fundraising agency Good Works has released the 2023 Direct Mail Benchmarks Report – the only report of its kind in Canada. In it, key data points from across the Canadian charitable sector are analyzed, clarifying the story of the 2022 year in direct mail and presenting key takeaways like: Donor reactivation rate – so you can […] The post 2023 Direct Mail Benchmarks Report: Donor reactivation rate, integration benchmarks, and more!

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4 Tips to Increase Patient Acquisition and Hit Growth Goals

Nonprofits Source

4 Tips to Increase Patient Acquisition and Hit Growth Goals Patient acquisition is vital to your organization’s growth. However, locating and attracting new customers within this competitive landscape can pose further challenges such as patient satisfaction rates and patient retention. To draw patients out of the market and establish enduring relationships with them, you’ll need a full-proof marketing strategy that sets your organization apart.

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Spilling the tea: The secret to successfully covering a parental leave

Charity Village

You’ve just been offered a new fundraising job and it’s a maternity or parental leave contract. It’s natural to feel a bit nervous as you wonder how you’re going to get to know the team and the culture, get up to speed on the work, do a great job (hopefully get asked to stay on!), […] The post Spilling the tea: The secret to successfully covering a parental leave appeared first on CharityVillage.

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

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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4 Sports Fundraising Challenges + How Software Can Help

Nonprofits Source

As the spring months begin to come to a close, so does the school year. But for your football team , you’re just getting started preparing for the next season. As a coach, you’ve been busy recruiting new players and holding routine practices. However, you quickly realize that your team is in trouble: you need new equipment for training, but the team doesn’t have the funds.

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Matching Gifts and Animal Rescues | How to Double Impact

Double the Donation

When it comes to running an animal rescue, there are a few things we can assume about you. First of all, that you’re devoted to the animals in your care. And second, that you want your animal organization’s fundraising dollars to go as far as possible to best support the furry (or feathered, scaly, etc.

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How Government Can Adapt to the Current State of Twitter

Forum One

As a government entity, you may have joined Twitter years ago, using it to provide valuable customer experiences to your constituents and communities. But what if Twitter is no longer a reliable way to interact with your “customers”? Since Elon Musk took over Twitter in 2022, the company has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride filled with mass layoffs, failed product rollouts, and fears about the platform’s future.

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Matching Gifts for Food Security + Anti-Hunger Organizations

Double the Donation

Food security and anti-hunger organizations play a critical role in addressing one of society’s most pressing challenges⁠—ensuring that every individual has easy access to nutritious food and resources. However, in order to maximize their impact and extend their reach, such organizations often rely on the support of generous donors and well-thought-out fundraising initiatives.

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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.