Tue.Jun 04, 2024

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YourMembership by Community Brands and Data Sangria by AMS Geek Announce Partnership

NonProfit PRO

YourMembership by Community Brands and Data Sangria by AMS Geek partnered to boost data portability and integration solutions for nonprofits.

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Practical Ways to Use AI For Grants

The NonProfit Times

You’ve heard that history tends to repeat itself and this also applies to technology. In 1994, the internet sparked both fear and excitement. Fast forward three decades, and perhaps you’re finding yourself both curious and anxious about artificial intelligence or AI. According to Margit Brazda Poirier, founder and CEO of Grants4Good , you might not be using AI; most nonprofits aren’t — citing lack of time and concerns about safety, privacy and ethics.

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Donor Management Tool Keela to Join Aplos

NonProfit PRO

Keela will join Aplos. Combined with Raisely, which joined Aplos last year, nonprofits will have access to a complete suite of technologies.

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Postage Hikes Approved, USPS Warned On Discretionary Increases

The NonProfit Times

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the base postage rate hikes proposed by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In doing so, however, the PRC urged the USPS not to take advantage of allowable discretionary increases. Under the terms of the new PRC order, First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, Package Services and Special Services classes rates would be allowed to increase by up to 7.755%, and the postage rates for Periodicals could jump by as much as to 9.754%.

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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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What you need to do NOW to make sure your digital ads program is ready for election season

M+R

Read time: 5 minutes Okay. Don’t panic. We need to talk about election planning. We won’t say it’s too late to prep your ads programs for election and end-of-year season, but… it’s not NOT almost too late. Now — take a breath. We’ve got you! Let’s make a plan. We all know the media environment is going to be a chaotic hellscape saturated. Which is all the more reason to start now to ensure your ads program isn’t getting lost in the shuffle come September.

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Small organization with big dreams? 7 tips to help you grow

Hands on Fundraising

Small organization fundraising You’re not alone. Here in the U.S., most nonprofits are smaller organizations, with nearly one million organizations having annual revenues below 50,000 U.S. dollars. Here are some tips to help small organizations fundraise: 1. Invest Most small organizations struggle with money. How to get it. What to spend it on.

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Molly Mattessich named VP of Delivery

Forum One

We are excited to announce Molly Mattessich as Forum One’s new Vice President of Delivery. In this role, Molly ensures strong integration and delivery coordination of all our services. In her new role as Vice President of Delivery, Molly assumes a strategic executive position, shaping a vision for efficient delivery amidst evolving project landscapes.

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Networking Strategies that Drive Sponsorship Success

The Sponsorship Collective

I am asked constantly how to find sponsorship prospects, how to find the right people and how to get prospects to take a call or meeting. My answer is to go back to the principles of sales. People buy from people!

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How funders can bolster direct voter engagement  

Candid

Direct, personal engagement is one of the most effective ways to increase voter turnout, especially among people who are less inclined to vote. In the 2021 New York City municipal elections, low-propensity voters who were engaged by nonprofits providing support and services in their communities and therefore seen as trusted messengers turned out at double the rate of those who were not.

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How to Get Sponsorship: Steps to Success

The Sponsorship Collective

Sponsorship can seem complex and even random at times- sometimes technique A works, other times, technique B does the trick and sometimes, seemingly for months on end, nothing seems to work at all! There is, however, a way to change the odds, and it is surprisingly formulaic.

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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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Qgiv and Winspire Partner to Elevate Nonprofit Fundraising Events

Qgiv

We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership between Qgiv and Winspire that will help nonprofits raise more at their next fundraising event or auction! This collaboration brings together Qgiv’s innovative fundraising technology and Winspire’s unique auction travel packages, providing Qgiv clients with a direct pathway to curated travel experiences that can be bid on at their next auction or raffled off at an event.

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Digging Into Data: 7 Key Metrics to Track + Common Data Questions

Allegiance Group

Picture this: your general manager asks for a meeting. They’ve just seen a report that says revenue per donor is going down, and they want you to explain why the nonprofit is losing money. But you’re not losing money — your recurring giving program is growing, which is making the revenue per donor dip. What looks like a loss on paper is actually a win because recurring donors have a higher lifetime value.

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Corporate and Foundation Relations: A Guide for Universities

Double the Donation

From scholarships to research grants, universities need funding. Much university funding comes from individual donors, but corporations and foundations also play a key role in supporting higher education institutions. Juggling relationships and grant proposals with multiple corporations and foundations for various university needs can quickly get complicated though.

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Ep. 33 | Maximizing Your Fundraising Strategy: Insights from Madeline McCoy

DonorDock

Join Matt and Madeline as they dive into nonprofit audience identification, crafting impactful messages, donor stewardship, and diversifying donation methods. Learn how to set achievable fundraising goals and stay mission-focused for success.

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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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7 New Rules of Workplace Professionalism: Post-Pandemic Edition

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, a couple of things before we get started: If you’re free on June 27th at 10am Pacific Time,

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How To Ask For Sponsorship: Questions For The First Meeting

The Sponsorship Collective

Asking For Sponsorship Is Easy! As Long As You Don’t Ask For Money (Yet!) Prospecting is arguably the most important part of the sponsorship sales process. It is through the process of discovery meetings, geared towards information gathering rather than sales, that you learn whether or not the market will support your goals.

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6 Steps to Revive a Stagnant Online Community

Forj

A vibrant online community is a sign of a thriving, successful organization—it signifies active engagement, robust knowledge-sharing, and a connected membership. On the flip side, a stagnant community can be a silent threat. Disengagement creeps in slowly and steadily, sometimes going unnoticed until it seems too late. Before stagnation creeps in, it's important to recognize the signs of decline and take steps to inject new life into your community.

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Aplos Software Buys Keela, Building All-In-One Platform

The NonProfit Times

Constituent relationship management firm Keela has been acquired by Aplos Software and will become part of a three-application cloud solution for nonprofits. Aplos’ flagship product is accounting software. Aplos already owns Raisely, a fundraising software. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Aplos is backed by private equity firm Alpine Investors in San Francisco.

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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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Modern Obstacles to Sponsorship Sales (And How to Overcome Them)

The Sponsorship Collective

The landscape for sponsorship sales and marketing has changed a lot in recent years. Previous generations of business owners clamored at the opportunity to connect their brand to an outside team, venue, or property.

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