March, 2024

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40 Nonprofit Trends for 2024

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO has released its 2024 report, featuring insights directly from nonprofit professionals across multiple key areas, offering essential trends to navigate the unpredictable nonprofit landscape. Download the report to gain valuable perspectives on big ideas, fundraising strategies, donor engagement, technology impact, data analytics, leadership strategies, mission awareness and much more.

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Nonprofit Fundraising: Are You Choosing the Right Grants?

Blue Avocado

Tips for reviewing your nonprofit’s grant prospects. One of the questions I’m often asked is: “How do I find grants?” But I don’t hear the more important question: “How do I know the grant is right for me?” Grant funding is great, but often comes with requirements such as financial tracking of the award, measuring the program, reporting to the funder, and more — so look before you leap !

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The Future of Funding: Nonprofit Grant Management Software Trends

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stephanie Wallace , Marketing Specialist, Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. As a nonprofit organization, securing funding is essential to fulfilling your mission and driving meaningful change in your community. However, managing grants efficiently and effectively can often be a daunting task, requiring meticulous attention to detail, rigorous compliance measures, and streamlined processes.

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How Corporate Social Responsibility Is Impacting the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Corporate social responsibility has evolved. Here's how nonprofits can embrace corporate social responsibility instead of fighting it.

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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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How to Make Your AMS a Revenue Generator, not a Cost Center

The MatrixFiles

I attend a lot of webinars and conferences about non-dues revenue, including Non Dues-A-Palooza. At all of these events, there are presentations and discussions about new products and new partnerships that associations can invest in and offer to their members. I realized recently that hardly anyone is talking about AMS (association management system) as a revenue generator ; this makes no sense to me!

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Beyond Bronze, Silver, and Gold—Grow Success With Purpose

.orgSource

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” Simon Sinek A colleague recently referred to the time before the pandemic as “innocent.” That description struck a chord with me. She was talking about how unprepared we were for the dramatic changes we experienced. Our lost innocence isn’t a bad thing. We now understand that on this ship nothing is nailed down and the sea is getting rough.

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Nimble AMS has your back with trustworthy, pain-free upgrades

Nimble AMS

“Best practice is our only product practice.” Not only is the saying one of our core product principles at Nimble AMS, but it’s also the guiding light for our product release methodology. For more than a decade , (or 37 major releases at the exact time of this blog), the Nimble AMS product team has mirrored Salesforce’s ideal product upgrade model. For organizations using Nimble AMS, this means they are receiving product innovation throughout the year on a similar schedule to what they receive f

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2024 Online Fundraising Statistics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A supplemental post to 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the statistics listed below can guide your nonprofit in creating and maintaining a successful online fundraising strategy. Online Fundraising Strategy 93% of nonprofits believe that a strong brand identity has a positive impact on donor engagement. [ 99designs ] 75% of donors look for concrete information about a nonprofit’s achievements before making a decision to give. [ DonorDirect ] 48% of donors

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5 Tips to Improve Sustainer Acquisition and Retention

NonProfit PRO

As donor count continues to decline, it’s important to find loyal supporters. Here are five tips to help you acquire and retain sustainers.

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How to Step Up Your Donor Cultivation Strategy: 14 Useful Ideas

Wild Apricot

Create a foolproof donor cultivation plan with the help of these 14 trusted strategies! From small to major donors, there's an idea for everyone.

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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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Innovative Nonprofit Volunteer Retention Ideas to Keep Your Team Engaged

Donorbox

Volunteers are critical to your cause. Most nonprofits rely on volunteers in one way or another – whether that’s board membership, event committees, or program volunteers. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau and AmeriCorps survey, however, showed a drop in volunteer participation from 30% to 23.2% between 2019 and 2021. Nonprofit volunteer retention has struggled […] The post Innovative Nonprofit Volunteer Retention Ideas to Keep Your Team Engaged appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Burnout in the nonprofit sector: What you need to know

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: March 14, 2024 Summary: The first two things you need to know about burnout are: The number of people reporting burnout is on the rise, and burnout is preventable. In 2019, the World Health Organization added burnout to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. This leads us to […] The post Burnout in the nonprofit sector: What you need to know appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion during the 2024 Women’s History Month

Nimble AMS

March is Women’s History Month. Since 1987, the United States has honored women’s ongoing contributions to history, society, and culture. The 2024 Women’s History Month celebrates women who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. This March, join us in honoring the women who make your organization and community a better place! What is Women’s History Month?

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Announcing the 2024 Online Donor Feedback Survey!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Have you donated online to a nonprofit within the past 12 months? If yes, please share your feedback by taking the 2024 Online Donor Feedback Survey ! The survey is 15 short, easy-to-answer questions that require 2-4 minutes to complete — and your responses are 100% anonymous. Your participation is appreciated and will help nonprofits better serve and communicate with their donors.

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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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Impact Survey Uncovers Widespread Unmet Community Needs Nationwide

NonProfit PRO

United Way Worldwide released the "2023 211 Impact Survey," which showed housing assistance referrals continue to increase and other trends.

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The fine art of sharing branding concepts with your team

Big Duck

Learn how nonprofits can navigate sharing branding work within your team, including key questions to consider, stakeholder engagement strategies, and tips for effective communication.

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Ethical Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Interview Your Beneficiaries for Stories & Appeals

Donorbox

Chances are, your nonprofit was started because of storytelling – a story about a person, an animal, or a place in a dire state of need moved your founders to act immediately. That is the power of storytelling. An authentically, compassionately, and respectfully told story has the ability to mobilize action like no statistic or […] The post Ethical Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Interview Your Beneficiaries for Stories & Appeals appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Fewer restrictions, greater impact: How Candid shifted to unrestricted support 

Candid

Candid did something bold in 2023: We asked that funders put their trust in us by providing unrestricted grant support for our planned mission-critical work—projects we believed would make the biggest impact for the sector at large. This strategic pivot meant that we had to make the difficult choice to stop actively seeking programmatic support that had, until that point, made up a chunk of our contributed revenue.

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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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Online communities 101: The benefits of leveraging an online community platform

Nimble AMS

According to the latest Community Brands research, 52% of association professionals use an online member community but only 14% rate their use of the platform as excellent. Why should your member-based organization leverage an online community to engage your members? An online community improves member loyalty and drives engagement. Read our blog to learn more about online communities and discover how your association can use one to boost member connections and loyalty.

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[Free Webinar] The Ultimate Guide to Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Oskar Sznajder , Co-founder of Webup! In an era where digital visibility is crucial, understanding and leveraging Google Ad Grants is indispensable for nonprofits. The program offers up to $10,000 per month in free advertising credits on Google Ads. The grant can be a game-changer for nonprofits looking to enhance their online impact.

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Some Alerts Are More Important Than Others

NonProfit PRO

PHLYSense is a 24/7 property monitoring and alert solution. Organizations get real-time alerts if water is detected or temperatures reach a hazardous level. The program includes sensors and 24/7 monitoring and support all at no-cost to policyholders with property coverage.

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11 Free resources to elevate your nonprofit in 2024

DonorDock

Explore this insightful blog packed with 11 free nonprofit resources, curated especially to help nonprofits streamline operations, better engage donors, raise funds effectively, and amplify their impact. Start leveraging these resources today!

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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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How to Start a Nonprofit in Hawaii

Donorbox

Hawaii is a beautiful vacation destination for many, but few have the chance to live here. Those who do have lives filled with opportunities and challenges, just like the rest of the world. Nonprofit organizations in Hawaii work tirelessly to address many of those challenges while simultaneously adding to the opportunities. Currently, there are over […] The post How to Start a Nonprofit in Hawaii appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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The ABC Media Sale for literacy is launching on Monday April 22, 2024

Charity Village

What if you could buy advertising at 65% off with the added bonus of supporting literacy programming in Canada? The ABC Media Sale is an online sale of advertising space generously donated by leading Canadian media. Ad space is sold at an incredible 65% off the rate card price to key media buyers. Funds raised support ABC Life Literacy Canada’s […] The post The ABC Media Sale for literacy is launching on Monday April 22, 2024 appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Is your nonprofit organization ‘grant-ready’? 

Candid

Foundation grants can be one of several revenue streams in a nonprofit organization’s sustainable fundraising plan. In 2022, foundation funding accounted for about $105.21 billion , or 21% of total U.S. charitable giving. As a share of all revenue streams, including government funding, program revenue, and investment income, foundation and corporate grants made up 15.3%.

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Motorsport Sponsorship Trends and Statistics You Can’t Miss

The Sponsorship Collective

Before you dive in, if you are interested in motorsport sponsorship, check out these titles in our “sponsorship for motorsport” series: Resource Page for Motorsport Sponsorship Why You Should Avoid Tiered Sponsorship Levels and What To Do Instead What is the Difference Between Sponsorship and Advertising Motorsport Sponsorship: How To Get Racing Sponsors Are you […]

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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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3 Questions to Get to Know Your Donor Base Better

NonProfit PRO

If someone asked about your nonprofit's donor's experience, what would you say? Here are tips to get to know your donors and have an answer.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] When Should You Hire A Development Consultant?

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 whether they should hire a development consultant: Dear Charity Clairity, I’m a one-person development shop, wondering if I should hire a consultant to help with some of the work that’s not getting done.

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Nonprofits Navigating ChatGPT Quirks: Understanding the Mistakes it Can Make

John Kenyon

Is your nonprofit harnessing the power of AI like ChatGPT in your daily operations? Well, buckle up, because today we’re diving into a topic that’s as quirky as it is important: the mistakes ChatGPT can make. Did you know that if properly prompted, ChatGPT will claim that the word “mayonnaise” contains more than two letter “n”s?

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Voices of experience: The role of people with lived experience across the charitable sector

Charity Village

After a decade in international development and peacebuilding, last year I started working in mental health in the nonprofit sector at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National Office. I’ve observed many common themes and best practices from both fields, particularly when it comes to designing, carrying out and evaluating programs. One important theme is […] The post Voices of experience: The role of people with lived experience across the charitable sector appeared first on C

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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.