December, 2022

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Equity Is the Future of Nonprofit Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Human-focused fundraising requires inclusivity and equity among everyone involved in the process. We must acknowledge that any way people like to engage with philanthropy is the right way. Here is how you can improve your organization's fundraising equity.

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Diversify Funding in 2023

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Diversifying your funding is critical to your nonprofit’s stability and ability to achieve your mission. With the ups and downs of the past few years, many nonprofit organizations that were heavily dependent on just one or two funding sources found themselves in a tight spot. The lesson here is age-old: Don’t put all of your funding eggs in one basket.

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How to Collect Compelling Stories to Use in Your Fundraising Work

The Fundraising Authority

Storytelling has become a hot topic in non-profit fundraising. It went from something that you almost never heard about just a few years ago, to the topic of numerous books , websites and conferences today. There’s a reason for this change: storytelling is extremely important to good fundraising. As fundraisers, we need to be carrying on a constant conversation with our donors.

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Give Joy!

.orgSource

“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating new things.” Antione de Saint Exupery. If you’re looking for the perfect holiday gift for a colleague, consider joy. Most of us don’t begin the workday expecting anything joyful. In fact, according to Gallup about 85 percent of people in the global workplace are either not engaged or disengaged.

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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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Three Keys for Transforming Your Association with Analytics

Association Analytics

While change in your association is inevitable, it’s important not to change for change’s sake. To make a real impact, harnessing your association data as a guide to meaningful change will benefit your members — and your organization. In this blog, we’ll examine how successful associations manage change and transformation of technology, with wisdom from Reggie Henry, Chief Information & Performance Excellence Officer for ASAE.

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GivingTuesday 2022: Celebrating EveryAction customers’ accomplishments

EveryAction

Established in 2012 at the 92nd Street Y as a day to encourage everyone to “give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity,” the nonprofit world knows GivingTuesday , the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a major fundraising day and serves for many as the unofficial start to the year-end fundraising season. After 10 years of this special giving event, donors recognize this day as an opportunity to take action for social good and show up for the causes they care about: GivingTuesday 2022 resulted in a

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[Free Webinar] How to Create a Magical Generosity Experience Using Your Website & CRM

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour). Cost: Free. Presented by: Tim Sarrantonio , Director of Corporate Brand at Neon One. Have you ever sat down with someone in the middle of a movie? You don’t know who the characters are or what’s happening, but your friend gets annoyed when you ask questions. It’s a frustrating experience!

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5 Great Gift Ideas for the Techies in Your Life

The MatrixFiles

Struggling to find the perfect gift for the techies in your life? With technology continuing to evolve at a breakneck speed and the fact that techies can be so particular (we can say this because we know: we are them!), it can be tough to know what gift to give that will be a joy and delight, and not outdated. To give you a few great ideas, I polled my staff to see what gadgets they’re loving and what’s on their holiday wishlist.

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Commit to Your Team’s Success—They’ll Return the Favor

.orgSource

When you are the leader, you drive the team dynamics. Others take their cues from your behavior. This is an unavoidable consequence of being the boss. We feel at ease with people who are like us. So, it’s easy to promote this self-centered perspective without realizing it. But CEOs who head exceptional teams reject an […]. The post Commit to Your Team’s Success—They’ll Return the Favor appeared first on.orgSource.

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Gen Z 101: Five facts to attract more members to your association

Nimble AMS

Is your association looking to crack the Gen Z code? While we can ’t promise we have all the answer s, this blog offers vital facts about the important young professionals that your organization is so eager to recruit. If Gen Z isn’t yet on your radar, it really should be. Statista estimates there are 68.6 million Generation Z Americans. While not quite as large a demographic as Millennials , Gen Z is historically the most racially and ethnically diverse generation to date.

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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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Giving Tuesday 2022: Bloomerang And Kindful Nonprofit Customers Raise $42.4 Million

Bloomerang

We’re excited to share that Bloomerang and Kindful nonprofit customers raised more than $42.4 million on Giving Tuesday 2022. This kicks off another record Giving Tuesday as nonprofits move full swing into the end-of-year giving season. On Giving Tuesday 2022, donors were even more generous than they were in previous years. Better yet, the number of donors increased too.

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6 Steps to Establishing a Donor-Advised Fund Strategy

NonProfit PRO

Vicky Kelberer, research and strategy group manager at Vanguard Charitable, kicked off NonProfit PRO's NonProfit POWER event yesterday with a keynote address. Here are the six key steps she suggested nonprofits should take to create a donor-advised fund (DAF) strategy.

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Making Member Data Count + 10 Fields to Help Your Organization Grow!

Wild Apricot

Growing your membership organization is all about one thing: fostering strong connections with your membership base. Believe it or not, this all starts with member data management! Collecting accurate member data helps you to grow, engage and retain.

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5 Tricks for Writing Better Fundraising Emails

Get Fully Funded

Wouldn’t life be easier if people opened and read your fundraising emails? And even better, RESPONDED to them by clicking the Donate Now button? It’s frustrating to spend precious time and effort drafting a request for support only to hear crickets. Maybe you check your open rate and see that only 25% of your audience bothered to open the email you spent hours writing. ( That’s average. ).

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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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Flat, Tall, or In Between—Is It Time to Evaluate Your Organizational Structure?

.orgSource

Even small associations tend to stack layers of management like the cake at a royal wedding. As many as five tiers of responsibility (junior positions, middle managers, executive staff, committees, and the board of directors) are not unusual. Depending on the circumstances, these levels either promote efficiency with short, clearly defined reporting lines or create a long, perilous climb before ideas reach decision-makers.

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How to leverage business analytics insights with Association Management Software (AMS)

Nimble AMS

Not every organization that uses business analytics must be a for-profit company. Professional societies, trade associations, and nonprofit groups can all use analytics tools to improve their staff operations, reach more members and non-members, and make meaningful progress toward their mission and goals. . Business analytics is essential for any modern organization.

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Nonprofit Donor Retention 101: Always Do This

Bloomerang

Did you know as many as 81% percent of new donors don’t return to give again? And only 43% of all donors remain loyal? . Donor attrition has gotten worse over time. It’s also the number one reason you’re raising less money than you could. You’re Leaving Money on the Table. I don’t mean to be harsh, but this is the truth. . Donors tell us this all the time, both with words and actions.

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Digital Fundraising Innovations and Trends to Watch in 2023

NonProfit PRO

While there are always risks involved in new fundraising innovations, many times these risks are well worth taking — and, in some cases, you can’t afford not to take them. As 2023 beckons, it’s time to explore the major innovations I expect to see in digital fundraising in the year ahead.

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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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How to Use Email Drip Campaigns to Increase Donations

Tech Soup

Donations from individual supporters are an extremely important part of a diversified fundraising strategy for many nonprofit organizations. Increasing donations is an important goal for most organizations. However, maintaining the right cadence of communication can be difficult. Drip campaigns are an effective tool to ensure that your organization stays top-of-mind for potential donors and past donors throughout the year.

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Recession-Proofing Your Nonprofit: How to Continue Serving Your Mission During Challenging Times

Charity Village

On January 12, join us for a free webinar to learn how your organization can prepare for the recession. Serving your mission during a recession can be tricky without proper preparation. Looking back helps us all plan ahead. Let’s turn back time and gain learnings from the Great Recession of 2007 as a reference for […]. The post Recession-Proofing Your Nonprofit: How to Continue Serving Your Mission During Challenging Times appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Culture, Community, and Technology—A Successful 2022 Convergence

.orgSource

Our Year in Review. The.orgSource and.orgCommunity teams send our best wishes to our clients and friends for a happy and productive 2023. But, before we welcome a new year, let’s toast 2022! We got our tribe back from the flatland and into three dimensions. Visiting with clients and colleagues in person was a highlight of the year. The motivation to build stronger relationships, both remote and in-person, resonated across the association community.

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Empower association volunteers to boost member engagement

Nimble AMS

Are you trying to address the elevated volum e of work at your association? You’re not alone! Community Brands research found that 1 in 4 association professionals plan to solicit more volunteer participation from members to address increased workload at their organizations. Your association can mobilize your volunteer group in to a high-energy team, helping your o rganization accomplish various tasks and freeing up staff to attend to more specialized roles.

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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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Why You Can’t Afford To Wait To Buy Donor Management Software

Bloomerang

If you’re ready to buy donor management software, fill out this form and a member of our team will reach out to show you how you can use Bloomerang to raise more funds and make a bigger impact. It’s a busy time of year, which means your time and resources are likely stretched thin. You’re probably looking at your to-do list and wondering what you can put off until next week, next month, or even next year. .

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2 Ways to Increase Nonprofit Direct Mail Response

NonProfit PRO

If you are looking to increase your direct mail response rates in time for your year-end appeal, time is running out. Here are some tips based on behavioral science to help you right now.

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7 Tips for Fundraising on Social Media

Tech Soup

In our increasingly interconnected world, about 82 percent Americans use some form of social network. Social media has become an important channel nonprofits can use to boost their outreach and fundraising capabilities.

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Nonprofit explainer videos: 4 tips to inspire supporters

Candid

Picture yourself in a donor’s shoes. Let’s say you’ve been tasked with researching potential nonprofits to partner with on an upcoming funding initiative by doing some online research, using Google, Candid’s nonprofit profiles , or the like. So, you get to work and land on one text-heavy website and another website with a prominent video that describes a nonprofit’s work, mission, and impact.

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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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Tips for engaging your nonprofit board

Charity Village

This article was originally published on the Pinpoint Governance Group’s blog, and is reprinted with permission. I have been extra busy this year helping nonprofit boards and organizations across the country! The common concern I hear more and more from Executive Directors, CEOs and Board chairs is that board engagement has been very challenging. Perhaps it […].

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The three key ingredients to a successful AMS implementation at your association

Nimble AMS

‘ Tis the season of holiday parties , bak ing delicious treats, and preparing to i mplement association management software (AMS) in the new year! Is your association updating its software budget and attempting to get staff buy-in for your innovative AMS? We’re here to guide you through your AMS implementation with three key ingredients to ensure y our association has a recipe for software success.

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Welcoming Change, not just Dollars: What Every Grant Professional Wants Nonprofit Executives to Know

Blue Avocado

Article In Brief: The Problem: The work grant professionals do is often not understood or comes with unrealistic expectations. The gap creates a mismatch between agency and staff and leads to burnout and turnover, both costly for nonprofits. The Context: Grants are the lifeblood for many nonprofits. Understanding the professional standards and work of grant […].

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5 Things Every Fundraiser Needs to Do in the First Half of January

NonProfit PRO

I know it feels hard at the moment, but if I could go back and do one thing differently during this time of year, it would be to spend more time planning what I needed to do in the first two weeks of January.

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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.