August, 2022

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Nonprofit Volunteer Management: Three Tips to Increase and Maintain Engagement

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Volunteers are a lifeline for many nonprofits. More than 10.4 million volunteers are currently needed to support nonprofits (VolunteerMatch). And the current estimated national value of each volunteer hour is $29.95 (Independent Sector). Let’s do the math and make a conservative estimate. If every needed volunteer contributed just one hour each week, that time could be valued at about $16 billion annually !

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Drones, Robots, and Farmers—Prepare Your Association To Meet Fast-Moving Technology Trends

.orgSource

To make a point about technology and its impact on the future of work, Hugh Lee, Co-Founder of Fusion Productions, told me this story: “Several years ago, we invited some young presenters who were developing cutting edge farming technology to digitalNow. They were using drones to fly over fields and analyze the irrigation and fertilizer […]. The post Drones, Robots, and Farmers—Prepare Your Association To Meet Fast-Moving Technology Trends appeared first on.orgSource.

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How Fintech Is Changing Nonprofit Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit funding is evolving rapidly, with new players and technologies emerging almost daily. To keep up with the latest trends, let’s take a look at how fintech is shaping the future of nonprofits from small-dollar donors and what steps you can take to adopt these practices at your organization.

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The Fundraising Authority - Untitled Article

The Fundraising Authority

Last week, I was a panelist on an upcoming panel called “The Ins and Out of Grant Writing for Nonprofits” hosted by NXUnite! . I was thrilled to have an opportunity to speak to the work of The Fundraising Authority and my experience in the nonprofit industry. . Want to hear what I (and my fellow panelists) had to say? . View the presentation here. Thank you to NXUnite for hosting and to the team at Nexus Marketing for moderating!

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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An Association Data Story: Using Analytics to Fuel Growth

Association Analytics

The post An Association Data Story: Using Analytics to Fuel Growth appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Budget for Communications and Marketing When Proposing New Initiatives

The MatrixFiles

Last week, I attended and spoke at the International Foundation’s Technology and Benefit Communications Conference, held in Boston, MA. I spoke on the topic of “Next-Generation Tools to Enhance Your Communications,” or next-gen tools to communicate benefits to employees. At the end of the conference, there was an Open Forum, during which select speakers took questions from the in person and virtual attendees.

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Planning the Perfect Annual Fund Campaign

Wild Apricot

If you’re looking to bring in secure funding for your nonprofit organization, annual fundraising is a must-do! A watertight annual fund campaign helps you strengthen donor relationships, bring in new supporters and secure your operational expenses.

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3 Big Opportunities That Allow Small Nonprofits to Stand Out

NonProfit PRO

Being smaller is no excuse for not making a heroic effort; your mission deserves smart fundraising. And smart fundraising means taking advantage of these big opportunities.

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Why your organization needs to reinvest in the state of its member data

Nimble AMS

What is the state of your member data? According to Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study, while data analytics is a higher priority for organizations, just one-third of association professionals report their data is excellent or very good. What’s causing this disconnect? It could be as simple as an organization is yet to set any goals, visions, or KPIs for its data.

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Philanthropy must prioritize elevating and including Black voices

Candid

In 2020, the philanthropic sector started conversations about how philanthropy can better support Black-led organizations and the Black community. Organizations hosted “listening” sessions, in which the Black community shared their experiences with leaders in the sector, mostly non-Black people of color and white people. In my opinion these sessions to “educate” individuals and organizations, stirred up Black trauma and reinforced stereotypes.

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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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Best Strategies To Reframe The Fundraiser’s Role To Achieve Nonprofit Success

Bloomerang

I write a LOT about the role of the fundraiser as “ philanthropy facilitator.” This individual guides people along the pathway to passionate philanthropy. Philanthropy facilitators don’t do the work for donors, but with them — standing by their side along the journey. Dr. Russell James recently wrote one of the best articles I’ve read on the role of the fundraiser vis a vis the donor. ‘Fundraiser turnover solutions: Transforming the story character’ is a

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Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits is a blog and webinar series offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good. Those who register and attend all three webinars in the series will earn a Certificate of in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good. The required three webinars are: Website & Email Best Practices for Nonprofits.

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Everything You Need To Know About Hosting Your Membership Site On WordPress

Wild Apricot

How do I create a membership website through WordPress? Why should I use WordPress? These questions probably landed you on this page. Creating the best membership website for you can be a daunting task. There's lots to consider! Fortunately, you've.

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What Makes Wealthy Donors Tick?

NonProfit PRO

As nonprofits become more dependent on larger donors, the more fundraisers know about them, the better. And, research shows they may have some traits that fundraising professionals should know about.

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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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Six key areas your association should identify to improve member engagement scoring

Nimble AMS

Successful associations prioritize improving the member experience. The Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study reports that 90% of association professionals seek to enhance engagement opportunities for their members. Of those surveyed, 59% of the association pros believe upgrading or integrating new technology is a priority to delivering superior member service.

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Nail Your Request for Donations During Economic Ups, Downs, and Crisis Times

Get Fully Funded

For most of us, fundraising isn’t something that comes naturally, especially a straight request for donations. Asking for money, can be uncomfortable, right? We all grew up learning that it wasn’t polite to talk about money and it definitely wasn’t right to ask your friends and family for handouts. It’s the great irony of fundraising – we love to help but we don’t like to ask for help.

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5 Tips For A Winning Nonprofit Digital Advertising Program

Bloomerang

Think of a brand , any brand. Which business or organization comes to mind first? Whether it’s one of the big dogs or a smaller brand you love, they have surely advertised to you online. It may be how you first discovered them, and it’s likely a big part of their strategy to stay on your radar. At the start of my career, “advertising” was a dirty word in the nonprofit sector—as was “ marketing.

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How to Launch & Grow a Tribute Giving Program for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Tribute giving is when a donor makes a donation in someone else’s name to honor that person or to celebrate a special occasion. Tribute gifts are most often made by supporters with a strong belief in your mission who prefer to donate to a good cause rather than spend money on traditional gifts. According to the Global Trends in Giving Report , 33% of donors worldwide give tribute gifts.

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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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6 ways to put more heart into your fundraising today

Hands on Fundraising

Fundraising is about using your heart as well as your head. And maybe fundraising isn’t really about money at all. In the long-run, successful fundraising focuses on relationships. And good fundraisers use their hearts as much as their heads. Does that mean every one of your donors needs to be someone you know personally? Not […]. The post 6 ways to put more heart into your fundraising today appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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How to Get Over Your Fear of Asking Donors for a Gift

NonProfit PRO

Many fundraisers have inquired about asking donors for gifts, and more specifically, how to get over the fear of it. Very simply, there is only one way to get over that fear.

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Five tips to leverage grant writing at your association

Nimble AMS

If you’re not already leveraging grant writing at your association, it might be time for you to begin. According to Candid’s official grant reporting data, there are approximately three million grants worth over $180 billion in available funds. This sum only references philanthropic funds and excludes federal, state, and local grants, meaning there’s even more money available for your association. .

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Three lessons nonprofits learned from the pandemic

Candid

For many nonprofits, in-person meetings and events are key to carrying out their mission. From maintaining strong donor relations to providing necessary services, both nonprofits and their communities benefit from in-person interactions. However, the pandemic posed a major challenge. Nonprofits were suddenly unable to engage donors with in-person events or provide traditional means of supporting their community.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Handle Donor Rejection

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to handle donor rejection. . Dear Charity Clairity, How do I get a donor? I have requested for funds several times but only get regrets!!

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[Free Webinar] The Giving Tuesday Cheat Sheet for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year, 35 million people and 80 countries participated in Giving Tuesday, and these numbers are steadily increasing each year. When the big day is over, more than one-third of annual giving happens in December alone. This presents an amazing opportunity for any size nonprofit to enter the New Year with new relationships, new insight into their retention strategies, and new ideas to engage their community online.

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Choose wisely: 6 tips for finding the right nonprofit board members

Charity Village

Ever heard the saying, “You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with?” That age-old adage most certainly applies to your nonprofit’s board of directors. If your board is engaged, diverse, and well-connected, you’ll likely propel your organization to new heights. On the flip side, having a lackluster board could negatively impact your […].

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How to Determine the True Cost of New Software for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

When it’s time for new software for your nonprofit, you’ll need to know how much the technology will cost. However, with custom offerings and additional fees, determining the true cost can get complicated. Here are nine critical things to consider.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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Four big takeaways from ASAE 2022 your association needs to know

Nimble AMS

We had such a great time seeing you in Nashville at ASAE Annual 2022 ! While on the exhibition floor, we talked, we laughed, and we gave away amazing prizes. We also learned from some of the finest minds in the association space. . The theme of this year’s conference was Disruption=Opportunity. Each session we attended expanded on this theme perfectly, proving that trailblazing associations and innovative software like Nimble AMS have the power to transform any pain point into progress. .

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Reproducing Reproducers: Creating a Legacy of Leadership Succession

Blue Avocado

“[T]he fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself…” – Genesis 1.11 Article In Brief: The Problem: Creating new nonprofit leaders is not an automatic process. Lack of leadership development will hamper the health and long-term sustainability of the organization. Why it Happens: Nonprofit executives do not cultivate the mindset necessary […].

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What’s The Difference Between A Principal Gift And A Mega Gift?

Bloomerang

A lot of what we do in fundraising was inherited or just common knowledge. We rarely know who coined certain development terms or originated some of the activities and fundraising we use today. There is one term though that has stood the test of time. The concept of a “mega gift” was coined by the late Jerold Panas , a fundraising pioneer in our industry.

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What does a Purpose-Driven Company Look Like?

Saleforce Nonprofit

This post was originally published on 7/28/2019 and updated on 8/5/2022. 5 Ways Brands with a Purpose Make Positive Impact. These days, purpose is becoming increasingly mainstream. You’ll find it sprinkled throughout your social media feed and making headlines at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Leaders at companies, global brands, nonprofits, and everyone in between are asking that important question: what is a purpose-driven company?

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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.