September, 2019

The Yin and Yang of Building Email Lists

Connection Cafe

Yin and Yang – the concept of two forces co-existing in harmony as opposites– isn’t often what one thinks about when considering how to grow an email list. But recent changes by email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook now makes this ancient idea incredibly relevant today.

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Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

Instagram is an untapped resource for nonprofits when used correctly. Find out how to use instagram to your advantage with this ultimate guide

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How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com.

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A 7 Step Guide to LinkedIn Marketing

NonProfit Hub

LinkedIn isn’t new, and neither is the idea that every business needs a LinkedIn presence. LinkedIn, the professional social networking platform has been around longer than Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

Best Backpage Alternatives & Similar Sites

SocialFish

This website was formerly hosted on www.backpage.com and was launched in 2004. Until its seizure by the FBI in 2018, it was one of the biggest AD listing companies in the world. In fact, as of 2011, it was the second-largest classified ad service online. It is second to Craigslist.

New Password Standards

VisionLink

None of us like passwords, well, except for the good that they do for us. New research from NIST helps us to understand better ways to build passwords, and Visionlink has released an upgrade to its CommunityOS 2 platform in response.

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Grant Seeking 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Winning Grants

Connection Cafe

Foundations and corporations award more than $85 million annually in charitable giving. That means there are a lot of grants out there, if you know where to look.

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Newly Released in English, español, français e português! The 2019 Global NGO Technology Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now in its fourth edition, the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report provides 100+ technology benchmarks NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide. The data reveals how organizations use web and email communications, online fundraising, social media, productivity software, and emerging technology.

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Does it make better sense to buy an LMS with the content or without content?

Gyrus

The decision to buy an LMS needs thorough research. One needs to understand the importance of Included Content in an LMS and other factors that matter

5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo credit: PlusLexia. It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector.

Visionlink Supports Dorian Response

VisionLink

Visionlink systems are fully engaged with Hurricane Dorian response. The National Shelter System is being used to help manage dozens of shelters in Florida--and states north, as Dorian continues along its predicted track.

Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

If you’ve been in the fundraising game for quite a bit now, you probably understand the importance of establishing your presence in the online sphere. Every year online donations are taking up a bigger and bigger chunk of total funds to nonprofits, so this is definitely something worth investing in.

How You Can Make Your Membership More Affordable For Young Members

Wild Apricot

Are your memberships affordable for millennials and generation Z newcomers? Learn how to price your memberships accordingly using our free research report

4 Tips to Increase Conversions on Your Online Giving Page

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Noel , Vice President of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause – a company that pioneered text-to-donate and also offers an extensive suite of online, mobile and event fundraising solutions.

Best Craigslist Personals Alternatives In 2019

SocialFish

What is Craigslist personals? This is a section of the Craigslist website that was founded by Craig Newmark and was designed for the placement of personal messages to individuals, or advertisements of a private nature.

What if your donor was a convicted sex felon?

John Haydon

No doubt you’ve read the news about MIT and Harvard knowingly excepting donations from a monster called Jeffrey Epstein. Both universities accepted money after knowing about his sex crime convictions.

10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

With businesses becoming more focussed towards automation, it is essential to know Why You Need Learning Management Systems in your organization

Donation Forms Dissected: Where We’re Winning & Losing in Online Fundraising

Connection Cafe

We’ve filled out a lot of online donation forms. We constantly make small donations to some of our favorite causes to see exactly how well their donation forms perform.

The Top 5 Challenges Volunteer Managers Face — And What You Can Do About It

Wild Apricot

Do any of these challenges of managing volunteers resonate with you? If so, here's some practical advice to help you sort things out

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[FREE WEBINAR] 6 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site Secure from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Chuck Spidell of ILLUSIO. If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be.

Robert H. Frank (How Much of Success is Luck)

SocialFish

Consider the most successful person you know. A surgeon, a real estate magnate, an oil tycoon? Given the opportunity to guess, what percentage of their success would you attribute to luck? Prominent economist Robert H.

Fall Fundraisers – 6 Ideas to Kick off the Season

NonProfit Hub

Looking for some fall ideas to (pumpkin) spice up your fundraising game? Here are some festive fundraising ideas to get people excited for the season and for your mission. With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, these ideas can help you reach those year-end goals! Fall Feast. Pay homage to the first Thanksgiving with a community fall feast! Bring together different vendors across your community, and have them bring their most bountiful harvests.

The Smartest Solutions for the Best IT Support Now

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The services offered by the IT service provider are based on the client’s needs. Indeed, the intervention is tailor-made. This professional must be able to offer services adapted to the size, expectations and challenges of the company.

Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

Connection Cafe

Congratulations! You got the grant! It probably took you a long time to get here. The entire grants process—from writing the application to receiving the award—can take anywhere from six months to several years. But really, your work has just started.

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The #1 Student Organization Software Used By 100+ Student Organizations

Wild Apricot

Many other student organizations have already automated their administrative work with student organization software, maybe it's time you did too

[FREE WEBINAR] 10 Online Communication & Fundraising Best Practices for Small NGOs Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

Capital One Prepaid Card (The Ultimate Debit Card)

SocialFish

Whether you are paying for something online, or standing at a store counter, paying with plastic is always much more convenient. Depending on your credit history, credit cards can be hard to get. This is because they require a thorough credit check before approval.

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The Matter of Museums

Museum 2.0

This month we’ve been thinking about “What is a museum?” (I'm I'm not alone there. Paul Bowers ' post and Mike Jones ' posts are worth reading.) I’ve been visiting museums my whole life. I’ve worked in them my whole adult life. Does that make me the best judge of museums?

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

December 3 rd, 2019 marks the 8 th annual #GivingTuesday. It has grown every year since its inception and become an important part of the end-of-year giving season.

How to Save Time Training Your Team with Account Admin Roles (+8 Examples)

Wild Apricot

Giving all your admins full access to your account means taking time to train them in all the features - or risking something going wrong. Here's how to avoid that using limited admin roles

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#NGOtech19: A 24-Hour Twitter Takeover for NGOs WorldWide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Join Nonprofit Tech for Good, Funraise , and the 2019 Global NGO Technology Report partners for a 24-hour Twitter Takeover on September 26! You can participate and follow the takeovers on Twitter at @NonprofitOrgs.

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Best Discount Travel Sites

SocialFish

When you want to travel, what you look for is an excellent travel offer that will not only save you money on the cost of the flight but also give you options for some of the best hotels and sights for the destination you are traveling to.

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We are the Solutions to Access Barriers

Museum 2.0

This month, we’ve been thinking about access barriers. I took us way off the beaten path on this subject. While I do admit to loving a tangent, these last few weeks have been purposeful detours. In our field, everything is tight. Money, time, energy, goodwill…we have only enough if we are lucky.

New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “ Leading Systems Change.”

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 114: Leadership in the Connected Office

Connection Cafe

What is leadership? Knowing that management is directive and leadership is connective is a great place to start, but social good leaders often struggle with understanding and balancing these two.

American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

ASU Lodestar Center

Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.