Thu.Mar 30, 2023

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What Do Beauty Pageants, ‘The Hunger Games’ and Competitive Grants Have in Common?

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising to support the missions of nonprofit organizations is a complex proposition. It takes discernment — the ability to determine what types of fundraising are most appropriate for and can be undertaken by your nonprofit with the resources at your disposal.

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Why your association should understand the differences between AMS and CRM software

Nimble AMS

A ssociation management software (A MS ) and customer relationship management ( CRM ) software —i f your association is searching for new technology , you’ve likely seen and heard these technological terms. But d o you know the differences between these software and why they ’re so valuable to your organiz ation? Our blog is here to help with a complete explanation of the difference s between AMS and CRM technology, how the platforms pair together , and the benefits for your association.

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DAFs Take Front and Center for Nonprofit Fundraising in 2023

NonProfit PRO

After conducting a survey of nonprofit fundraising professionals, FreeWill found that virtually all respondents view DAFs as a force multiplier for their fundraising strategies in 2023.

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Training Your Employees is a Recession-Proof Strategy

Gyrus

Training employees during a recession is a great way to improve morale, reduce operating costs, and increase productivity. Learn how to make training more effective during a recession with this guide.

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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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40 Nonprofit Trends for 2022

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO continues the annual tradition of forecasting its 40 nonprofit trends that every organization should keep top of mind for the upcoming year. Similar to 2020, our predictions last year were technology-focused, and while innovation will continue to be at the forefront of nonprofits' strategic plans, the importance of omnichannel strategies will remain prevalent as well.

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The three secrets of resilient leadership

Charity Village

Interested in learning about leading with resilience? We’ve partnered with Geoff Urton to offer a free webinar on April 13. Register here. What do Lady Gaga, ancient architecture and a gold-medallist soccer goalie have to tell us about thriving through adversity? Hagia Sophia is the iconic cultural monument of Istanbul, Turkey. Completed in the year 537, […] The post The three secrets of resilient leadership appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Congratulations to Manitoba’s 2023 Top Employers

Charity Village

Canada’s Top 100 has released their picks for the top employers in Manitoba. CharityVillage congratulates Red River College Polytechnic, Riverview Health Centre Inc., the University of Manitoba, and the other not-for-profits included on this year’s list. Applications for the 2024 competition will be available in early 2023. For further details about the selection process and the […] The post Congratulations to Manitoba’s 2023 Top Employers appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Start a Volunteer Program: 12 Steps for Success

Bloomerang

Has your nonprofit identified an unaddressed need within your community? Need more help running your current programs? Or could your next event benefit from a bigger team? If so, you may be interested in starting a volunteer program. Volunteers provide nonprofits with the on-the-ground support they need to further their missions, whether that means helping to build homes, providing meals for food-insecure families, mentoring local youths, or cleaning up trash at local parks.

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Using Art and Motion to Expand a Powerful Brand

Forum One

Forum One’s recent design work with the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Simmons Talks series was a dream come true: an opportunity to put passion behind a design that I believe in and honor the work of others who inspire me. We’ve been fortunate to work closely with NMAAHC on a number of initiatives, including their award-winning Seat at the Table events and the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal.

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National Impact Challenge 2023 competition recognizes innovative work impacting older Canadians

Charity Village

The National Impact Challenge 2023 ‒ Bold Innovations for Living, powered by AGE-WELL and SE Health, is a pitch competition for startups, community-based, and youth-serving organizations. Selected finalists from across Canada will have the opportunity to pitch their technology, innovative program or service for aging with choice and dignity in Canada.

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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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The Makers Behind Apps for Good

Tech Soup

When we launched our Growth Capital Campaign in 2019, I wrote five articles to share more about each of our five main issues areas:

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ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index Provides New Monthly Satisfaction Measure for the Canadian Workforce

Charity Village

The ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index (“Index”), is a new monthly measure that examines the happiness of Canadians in the workplace, including employees and self-employed individuals. Conducted in collaboration with Maru Public Opinion, the Index explores workplace satisfaction across Canada, expressed as a score out of 10, and tracks positive or negative changes over time.

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Nonprofit Advertising Guide: Practical Tips and Examples

Double the Donation

The online space grows more competitive each day. Nonprofits are up against big-name companies, vying for consumers’ attention. If it feels like you’re grasping at straws and still can’t capture prospects’ attention, it might be time to try out nonprofit advertising. You might initially think that nonprofit advertising is a waste of donations.

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Apply now to the 2SLGBTQI+ Community Capacity Fund

Charity Village

Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) launched a call for proposals to build the capacity of 2SLGBTQI+ community organizations and networks to advance equality across Canada. Activities that build capacity are those that increase an organization’s ability to reach its goals, improve an organization’s sustainability, and improve skills, information, collaboration and tools.

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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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Why Nonprofits Should Embrace Stock Gifting

DonorPerfect

Written for DonorPerfect by Steve Latham, co-founder and CEO of DonateStock The mixed outlook for fundraisers means nonprofits will need to work smarter to meet their budget goals in 2023. This challenging setup presents a wake-up call for the nonprofit industry. Organizations of all sizes must reassess how they fundraise. They must work smarter, not Read More » The post Why Nonprofits Should Embrace Stock Gifting appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Paul Barber Foundation Grant opportunity: Arts-based programming

Charity Village

The Paul Barber Foundation (PBF) launched the Paul Barber Foundation Grant, which supports arts-based programming that services underrepresented and/or marginalized groups. Grant amount: $15,000-30,000 per year Grant duration: 1-4 years Applicant type: Registered Canadian charities Application deadline: April 15th, 2023 For application details, click here.

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How to Use AI to Build Donor Personas and Chat with them!

Whole Whale

This is a great question to play with for creating a unique prompt for creating draft personas for your nonprofit. Not everyone can afford a top-shelf branding agency when they start out, this tool might help give a starting point for creating a persona. We know you are probably impatient so let’s just right to the fun stuff, enter the name and general mission of your nonprofit, followed by the general audience that you’d like a profile for in this AI tool. × Describe your nonprofit and gen

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Sage launches incubator empowering Canadian nonprofits

Charity Village

After a successful 2022 pilot program, Sage Foundation launches the Grow Program incubator, aimed at Canadian non-profits. Sage announced the launch of its Canadian Grow Program incubator to empower nonprofit leaders in British Columbia.The incubator is hosted by Sage Foundation, bringing together non-profit CEO’s and Executive Directors for a series of in-person business development sessions across the year.

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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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Top Nonprofit Payment Processing Tools

Qgiv

In the digital age, it’s more important than ever for nonprofit organizations to be able to accept donations online. That’s where having a payment processor comes in. But not all nonprofit payment processing options are created equally. From the number of integrations they have to the variety of ways to use your payment processor, there is a lot to consider when choosing an online payment processor.

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Government of Canada launches call for applications for the National Advisory Council on Poverty

Charity Village

The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced a call for applications for new members for the National Advisory Council on Poverty. The open positions include a chairperson, a member with particular responsibilities for children’s issues, and general members, including those with lived experience of poverty.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Toolkit

Donorbox

Fundraising is crucial for every nonprofit organization, and so is its success. If you think a way to accept donations is all you need to succeed, it’s time you reworked your strategy to include a complete nonprofit fundraising toolkit that makes raising money for your cause easy and effective – both for you and your fundraisers! […] The post The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Toolkit appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Minister of National Revenue releases statement on the Report on Fairness of the Audit Process for Charities in Canada

Charity Village

The Minister of National Revenue, Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, issued the following statement in response to the Office of the Taxpayers’ Ombudsperson Report on Fairness of the Audit Process for Charities in Canada: “The Government of Canada stands with and supports Muslim communities across Canada and reaffirms its commitment to take action to denounce and tackle Islamophobia, hate-fuelled violence, and systemic […] The post Minister of National Revenue releases statement o

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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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Best Ball And Scramble Golf Tournament Formats

Greater Giving

If you’re planning a charity golf tournament , you may be wondering about the differences between the scramble and best ball formats. Both of these tournament types have been around for decades and have remained popular with both amateur and professional golfers. While there are some similarities between them, there are also many key differences that will help you choose which one is right for your next fundraiser.

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Paw-sitively Purr-fect Online Learning: The 'For The Paws' Summit

Care2

The For the Paws Global Fundraising Summit 2023 is the only international fundraising conference for animal welfare charities. And, it's fully accessible online! Join 450+ animal welfare professionals on April 3rd to 5th to learn about acquiring monthly donors, growing your major gifts file, digital fundraising strategies and more. The Summit runs 2.5 hours a day, over 3 days, with a flexible schedule that makes it easy for you to network with your peers in live workshops and sessions.

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The Smart Nonprofit’s Guide to Volunteer Management

Bloomerang

Volunteers make up an essential part of a nonprofit’s workforce. In fact, about a third of Americans volunteer each year. Effective volunteer management vital to an organization’s day-to-day operations, meaning nonprofits need to invest in smart volunteer management practices to reduce administrative overhead and increase volunteer retention. This article will ensure your organization is equipped with up-to-date information, best practices, and guidelines for managing your volunteer workfo