Wed.Sep 13, 2023

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Marguerite Casey Foundation Launches ‘Public Dollars for Public Good’ Program

NonProfit PRO

Marguerite Casey Foundation launched its “Public Dollars for Public Goods” initiative. The Foundation is investing more than $5M to support organizations that leverage community organizing to shift power by helping underserved communities access federal and local funding and control how those funds are spent.

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The Power of Learning Analytics: Maximizing the Impact of Your Education Programs

Association Analytics

In the fast-paced world of online education, understanding the effectiveness and impact of learning programs is crucial for associations. By harnessing the power of learning analytics, decision-makers can gain valuable insights into learner behavior, course effectiveness, and overall program success. Let’s dive into how learning analytics can drive engagement, improve course completion rates, identify gaps in learning programs, and optimize the learning experience.

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The Good and Bad of Tech Companies in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

There are so many tech companies in the nonprofit sector — and they touch every aspect of development from major gifts to events, with the added inclusion of ChatGPT. Tech isn’t going anywhere, so it helps to understand the pros and cons.

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30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Message Agency Joins Forces With Tech Impact, Adds Digital Solutions for Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Tech Impact announced a merger with Message Agency and will empower nonprofits to leverage a full range of digital solutions to better serve their communities. The merger positions Message Agency as a division of Tech Impact and was effective Aug. 31, 2023.

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Level Up Your Nonprofit Supporter Stewardship: 5 Steps To Executing A Thank-A-Thon


Phone-a-thons have been a tried-and-true fundraising staple for decades. Gather volunteers, have them call a long list of donors, and have them make a solicitation. With fewer people picking up their phone for unknown callers, phone-a-thons appear to be waning in effectiveness. Have you ever considered turning the phone-a-thon on its head and holding a stewardship drive with a “thank-a-thon” instead?

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The All New 2023 Year-End & GivingTuesday Fundraising Toolkit


If you think Year-End and GivingTuesday are business as usual this year, think again. Year-End has the potential for large returns, with 30% of annual charitable giving taking place in December alone – but what about the philanthropic challenges to contend with? The Challenge Post-pandemic fatigue and economic uncertainty have caused a 10.5% dip in donations.

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How can communications help you recruit and engage board members?

Big Duck

Learn how to effectively involve board members in marketing and communications in nonprofit organizations.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Fund Accounting Vendor


When your nonprofit is looking to change its financial system, it would be nice to have a crystal ball. You’d know how your organization will grow in the next three years. You’d see that the software tracks restricted funds the way you need it to. And you would feel confident that you made the best choice for your nonprofit organization. Unfortunately, you don’t have a crystal ball.

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4 things we learned about foundations and general operating support 


Most nonprofit fundraisers consider general operating support (GOS) to be the holy grail of nonprofit donations. Funding an organization’s mission rather than a specific project or purpose, this unrestricted financial support provides vital flexibility for nonprofits to approach their work as they best see fit. For years, nonprofit leaders have called on funders to give more general operating support.

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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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An Insider’s Guide to bbcon 2023 in Denver


After three years of meeting virtually, we’re bringing bbcon back in-person October 22-24 in Denver! With three days packed with star-studded keynotes, thought-provoking panels, and inspiring networking opportunities, we’ve brought together an insider’s guide to getting the most out of your bbcon experience this year. Build Your Agenda In addition to keynotes and luminary super sessions, there are over 125 breakout sessions to choose from.

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Mythbusting 101: Day 3

VQ Strategies

Every day, volunteers help organizations achieve their mission – delivering meals, entering data, providing pro bono consulting, mentoring youth – and more. While organizational leaders usually recognize that volunteers provide valuable support and services, many still make decisions based on misconceptions about volunteer engagement, widely held myths.

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Everything You Need to Know About Nonprofit Liability Insurance


You’ve worked hard to start your nonprofit. You began with a mission and have built an organization suited to make real change. But do you have everything you need to protect what you’ve built? That’s where nonprofit liability insurance comes in. This type of not-for-profit management liability insurance helps protect your organization from a variety […] The post Everything You Need to Know About Nonprofit Liability Insurance appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Book Review | Fundraising for Introverts: Harnessing Our Powers for What Matters

Pamela Grow

“Don’t think of introversion as something that needs to be cured.” These words, from Susan Cain’s book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking , have always resonated with me. Because, as a fundraising professional, I never was one for the small talk of golf outings or galas. Instead, I preferred one-on-one conversations with donors, digging into data, connecting donors to their passions, and writing from my heart.

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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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Facebook Fundraisers No Longer Provide Free Processing

Whole Whale

On August 30th Meta announced a new partnership with Paypal to cover the donation processing of Facebook Fundraisers. This isn’t just a backend shift, nonprofits will need to agree to new terms and now acknowledge that donation processing fees will be now be deducted. Since it’s launch in 2016, this program has raised over $5 billion. Here is a bullet point summary of the key information for nonprofits: Effective October 31, 2023, Meta will partner exclusively with PayPal Giving Fund

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November Open House

Big Duck

Be a part of our Open House and connect with people and nonprofit organizations eager to discover more about Big Duck

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