Tue.Oct 12, 2021

In the Spotlight, the IDSA Foundation Finds Success


Most of us didn’t have viruses on our minds before 2020. Fortunately, some people make researching, preventing, and helping patients survive diseases like COVID-19 their life’s work.

No Tricks, All Treats: 18 Spooktacular Halloween Fundraising Ideas


October is a very important month for fans of all things scary and spooky. When bright orange pumpkins start popping up on front porches and fake gravestones litter your neighbors’ front yards, it’s safe to say the Halloween season has truly begun.

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How to Overcome the Fear That Success Is Selfish in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community


This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Read the first post on overcoming the fear that your story doesn’t matter. .

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Using the Arts to Support Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Leaders of nonprofits all have a few things in common – we believe in dedicating ourselves to working for the common good, money isn’t always the bottom line for us when it comes to our work, and we’re convinced that if we could get enough people to hear the stories of the life-changing work happening […]. Events

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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.

Intentional Giving Strategies: Make a Plan for Your Holiday Giving

Charity Navigator

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University reported on the findings of the Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy , which showed that individuals, bequests, foundations and corporations gave an estimated $471.44 billion to U.S. charities. Giving by individuals increased by 2.2%

The Future of Social Good Is Now

NonProfit PRO

The need for human services is soaring — outpacing the capacity social good organizations have to help and leaving too many of our neighbors in need. I believe that technology and data are the answer. Analytics Data Mining Software/Technology

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The Legacy of Alex Trebek’s Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

Alex Trebek and other celebrity nonprofit ambassadors can have a profound and lasting impact on the causes they choose to support. While not an easy relationship to cultivate, it can be well worth the effort. Here's how four nonprofits have benefited from the generosity of the late game show host and "Jeopardy!" guest hosts LeVar Burton and George Stephanopoulos. Celebrities Celebrity Services/Endorsements Major Gifts

3 Tips for Keeping Gift Officers Motivated


As you work to implement your fundraising vision, its likely gift officers play a vital role. In this dynamic work environment, how are you keeping gift officers motivated and connected to their outcomes? Keeping officers motivated is tough. It isn’t a one-time fix.

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[WEBINAR] Nonprofit Leader Panel: Event Fundraising For Year-End 2021


Thinking of running a virtual, in-person, or hybrid event this year-end? We’re taking a look at top events from this year, so you can learn how to run a ticketed event fundraiser this year-end.

DonorPerfect CommUNITY Conference recap: The Future of Community Fundraising


A fresh look at community fundraising for 2022 I don’t know about you, but I think the language we use in our personal and professional lives is very powerful. We debate and deliberate the language for mission, vision, values, cases for support, appeals – absolutely EVERYTHING!

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.

A New Era for Foundation Collaboration


In the past, many foundations viewed collaboration as a speed bump. Collaborations, after all, take time. When two or more organizations work together on any project, time must be spent up front setting ground rules, creating processes, and making compromises.

10 Best Online Fundraising Platforms For Nonprofits In 2021


Nonprofit fundraising in 2021 is dominated by the digital space. But what are the best online fundraising platforms for nonprofits? Let’s be real: it can be overwhelming.

Risk & Reward: Open Road Alliance and Candid launch new risk management course for funders


One need look no further than the events of the last 18 months to understand the importance of considering the power of the unexpected to disrupt and derail the best laid plans. How can funders safeguard impact in an uncertain world?

Webinar: The One Thing You Forget to Talk About when Fundraising


This webinar is hosted by Lori L. Jacobwith, Ignited Fundraising. When: Tuesday, October 26th at 2pm EST (FREE). Do you, your staff and board members feel uncomfortable talking about money? It’s much easier to talk about your amazing work.

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.

The Future Of Nonprofit Fundraising and Engagement


The next few months represent an important time for fundraising teams at nonprofits across the world with Giving Tuesday around the corner and end-of-year programs just beginning.

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Letter from the Editor: Blue Avocado Interviews

Blue Avocado

Dear reader: For a humble period of time, I’ve interacted with nonprofit executive directors, board members, and staff to share with nonprofits the practical wisdom acquired through working in the sector.

Flags of Freedom: A Spotlight on Global LGBTQ History and Activism


At TechSoup, we are dedicated to serving diverse civil society organizations around the world. The month of October is recognized both as Global Diversity Awareness Month and as LGBT History Month.

4 Ways Nonprofits Can Make the Most of WordPress


About De’Yonté Wilkinson: De’Yonté is the Director of Site Builds at Cornershop Creative. De’Yonté’s a late-80s baby who found his passion for web design and development during MySpace’s heyday, when he helped his friends create awesome profiles.

How to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Nonprofit and Increase Awareness


LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network. But you knew that, didn’t you? Did you know that 56% of LinkedIn users are more likely to donate to charities compared to other internet users? This makes LinkedIn a goldmine for any nonprofit that wants to increase awareness.

3 Steps to Making Data Protection a Priority at Your Nonprofit

Saleforce Nonprofit

Nonprofits are primarily mission-driven organizations. Their success is measured by their impact in the community, and their achievement of the mission set out at their formation.