Tue.Sep 14, 2021

Digital Leaders Enjoy the Thrills


Are you an association professional with your eye on the corner office? If you also like roller coasters, bumper cars, and Whack-a-Mole, you have what it takes. Being the CEO has never been easy.

Unsatisfied: Do Your Donors Feel Like They’ve Been Swindled After Giving?

NonProfit PRO

Does this sound familiar? We’ve all been there. A purchase that seemed like a good idea at the time but with such terrible follow up, we’ve vowed never to shop or visit again. Here is the hard truth, unfortunately. Is this how our donors feel?

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A Technology Assessment Untangles IT and Then Some


The best IT systems are the ones you don’t think about. They make child’s play out of data analytics, keep users smiling, and reliably work to boost the bottom line. Does that sound like your technology experience? I didn’t think so. There’s a reason why.

15+ Giving Tuesday Campaign Ideas (and Expert Tips) for 2021


There’s a reason the holiday season is called the most wonderful time of the year! Despite increasing commercialism, the holidays traditionally get people thinking about ways they can give—whether they’re wrapping gifts for loved ones or donating time and money to a cause they care about.

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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.

How Nonprofits Can Use a Merger or Acquisition to Further Their Missions

NonProfit PRO

Sometimes operating sustainably isn’t possible with budget cuts alone, and that’s when leadership should consider merging with another like-minded, purpose-driven organization. Executive Issues

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QuickBooks for Nonprofits PRO TIP:  How to Use Classes for Painless Grant Writing

Blue Fox

"Getting actionable financial data for grant writing all comes down to the setup of your financial systems." You sit at your computer staring blankly at the screen. You know that you need to finish this grant request, but you’re stuck.

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How to tell me a story

Hands on Fundraising

If you’re a fundraiser, telling a good story is a skill you need. The simplest answer is that stories – not facts – are how we make decisions. But there are lots of delicious layers to that answer. Stories are how we relate Facts – especially statistics – light up a part of our […].

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What You Need to Know for Successful Year-End Fundraising

The Storytelling Non-profit

Successful year-end fundraising campaigns don’t happen by accident. Year-end fundraising campaigns that meet their goals happen as a result of good planning and excellent project management.

6 Strategies to Boost Donation Revenue for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Almost all nonprofit professionals focus their efforts on growth in one way or another, and your team is likely no exception. After all, growth plays a key role in increasing your nonprofit’s impact.

7 Small Changes That Will Make a Big Difference with Your Sponsorship Program

The Sponsorship Collective

When sponsorship seekers come to me, frustrated that their sponsorship program isn’t getting them the results they want, they usually assume they have to make wholesale changes. Sometimes, I recommend they do.

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.

Auction Management: Managing Your Items


One easy way to take your auction from a mess to a success is through proper management of your auction items. There’s nothing worse than going through checkout to find another guest accidentally picked up the item you were claiming. As you can imagine, this makes for a bad auction experience.

5 Tips for Engaging Lapsed Volunteers

Volunteer Hub

There are several effective steps that an organization can take to engage and drive value from lapsed volunteers, here are 5. For many organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increased number of lapsed volunteers for a variety of reasons.

Stats, stewardship, and the modern donor

Charity Village

Want to learn more about donor stewardship? We’ve partnered with the author to present a free webinar on September 23, Small Shop Stewardship: Tools for nonprofit staff, leaders, and board members. Click here for details and to register.

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Virtual Church Service – The Ultimate Guide to Digital Worship


Millennials and Gen Z grew up with social media and smartphones. Older generations have quickly become comfortable with technology. During the pandemic, remote work and e-learning became the norm. More people are doing almost everything from home. As the baby boomers age, this is likely to continue.

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.

Guest Post: Stories of Volunteer Managers, Technology, and the Pandemic

Twenty Hats

“None of us were ready for this. So I think, in many ways, for as often as everybody complains about technology and all the challenges, I think this past year could have gone very differently if we didn’t have these platforms.” — Volunteer manager embracing technology in Ohio.

Why is Public Relations Vital for Nonprofits?


The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) defines public relations as “a strategic communication process that builds mutually beneficial relationships between organizations and their publics.”

5 Tips To Create a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Hybrid Workplace

Beth Kanter

When I wrote the “ Happy Healthy Nonprofit ,” in-person workplaces were the norm and the book looked at ways to activate a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace. Over the last 18 months, I’ve adapted a lot of the best practices for remote work.