October, 2023

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5 Fundraising Power Principles to End Your Year Strong

sgEngage

The nonprofit fundraising numbers make a compelling case for a strong end-of-year effort. A remarkable 30% of annual giving occurs in the last three months of the year and 12% of giving occurring in the last three days! Further, with 64% of total giving coming from individual donors in 2022, ensuring you have a well thought out strategy to attract these dollars is critical.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Presence

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by C ollidescope – an online platform that connects influencers, nonprofits, and socially responsible companies to create positive change and amplify impact. In our current digital landscape, having a strong social media presence is essential for nonprofit organizations. It not only helps raise awareness about your cause but also enables you to connect with a wider audience and attract potential donors and volunteers.

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving: Launching Your Year-End Giving Campaign

Wild Apricot

You’ve planned your year-end giving campaign, now it's time to launch! We’ll cover best practices, how to wrap up your campaign and evaluate the results.

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Why Donor Retention Is Critical to a Successful Year-End Giving Strategy

NonProfit PRO

The holiday season is a traditional time for nonprofits to seek additional donations. Perhaps you're considering reaching out to new leads or revisiting past donors. Regardless, before you make that move, it is crucial to have a clear plan for nurturing these relationships for retention.

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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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21 “nonprofit math” problems that expose the absurdity of doing good

Nonprofit AF

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Don’t Let Dirty Data Spook You Away From Analytics

Association Analytics

Dirty data is a scary phrase for most association professionals. It's that never-ending headache that comes from jumbled data across multiple systems. And fo.

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[Free Mini Webinar] How to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Email List

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (20 Minutes) Cost: Free Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good Email is a powerhouse for fundraising. Twenty-six percent of online donors say that email is the tool that most inspires them to give – outpacing social media, websites, and print materials. Email is also their preferred communication method to receive news updates and appeals.

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Why medical associations choose Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Is your medical association looking for cutting-edge member management tools? It might be time to adopt modern association management software (AMS). Not all AMS platforms are built the same. Learn how choosing Nimble AMS , built on Salesforce, can empower your medical professionals , scale your organization, and amplify your mission. Why do medical associations choose Nimble AMS?

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How to Attract, Keep and Engage the Next Generation of Board Members

NonProfit PRO

The traditional approach of giving board seats to individuals with a long history of significant donations disqualifies younger professionals. It's time to rethink what qualifies someone to be a board member. Here are some tips on how to attract and engage the next generation of board members.

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How to Start a Club: 7 Steps to Starting A Membership Club or Organization

Wild Apricot

Starting a new club is a great way to build fresh connections in your community. Here's how to start a club for your hobby, social circle and more!

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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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The AI Advantage: How Nonprofits Can Rise to the Top Using AI

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: October 26, 2023. Summary: Get ready as we dive headfirst into the world of AI for nonprofits! In this session, Keela explores the incredible ways AI is transforming nonprofit operations, covering everything from fundraising to donor engagement, program optimization to impact measurement. Keela dives into ChatGPT and how it can benefit your […] The post The AI Advantage: How Nonprofits Can Rise to the Top Using AI appeared first on CharityVillage.

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What to do after your grant proposal is rejected 

Candid

Anyone who has sought a grant has probably heard “no” as often—or more often—than they’ve heard “yes.” Grant writing is challenging. Even if you write a perfect grant proposal, it still might not get funded—simply because there is so much competition. There are lots of reasons your proposal might get turned down. But a grant proposal rejection letter presents opportunity, too.

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How to Test and Optimize Your Online Donation Form

DonorPerfect

A successful donation form is no longer optional for nonprofits; it’s the essential gateway for supporters to contribute to your cause. Even though 94% of nonprofits accept online donations, simply having a form on your website isn’t sufficient. To unlock its full potential, it should be well-designed, user-friendly, and functional. Testing your online donation form Read More » The post How to Test and Optimize Your Online Donation Form appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fu

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Why associations should choose the Nimble AMS + Salesforce partnership

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is proud of our longstanding partnership with Salesforce and the myriad benefits we provide for member-based organizations. Built on Salesforce, Nimble AMS combines the power of the #1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform with top association management software (AMS) capabilities. Not all AMS platforms built on Salesforce are created equally.

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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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4 Things to Know About Meta’s Oct. 31 Switch to PayPal Giving Fund for Donation Payouts

NonProfit PRO

Meta announced a new partnership with PayPal Giving Fund over the summer, but there are ramifications for nonprofits that don’t agree to Meta’s new terms and the new payment provider. Here are four changes that your nonprofit should know if it plans to continue using Facebook and Instagram to fundraise for year end.

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25 Solid Membership Website Examples & How to Create Your Own

Wild Apricot

Here are 25 great membership website examples from all sorts of different organizations. See how they've set up membership benefits, events, and more. Plus, learn how to easily create your own membership website in 3 easy steps!

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Top Ten Compliance Issues For Canadian Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: October 19, 2023. Summary: A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to understand and sometimes esoteric. As a result, it can be extremely difficult for charities, employees, and volunteers to focus on the issues that are most […] The post Top Ten Compliance Issues For Canadian Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Consider social media sharing as a form of generosity this GivingTuesday

Candid

This GivingTuesday, you may want to try something a little different as part of your social media strategy : Consider social media sharing and engagement as a form of generosity. By doing this, you’re encouraging your followers to amplify your organization and cause to reach a broader audience. It also helps cultivate the support of a younger generation that’s also highly active on social media, potentially turning them into future donors.

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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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Maximizing your end-of-year fundraising: A four-phase strategy

DonorPerfect

Year-end giving campaigns hold a special place in the hearts of nonprofits and donors alike. At their core, these campaigns are intimately tied to the holiday season, evoking feelings of generosity, gratitude, and goodwill. Positioned as the unofficial kickoff to the year-end giving season, Giving Tuesday falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United Read More » The post Maximizing your end-of-year fundraising: A four-phase strategy appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundra

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What you’ll want to know about fundraising for introverts

Hands on Fundraising

A while back, I wrote about fundraising and introverts. And a while before that, I gave a presentation about the same topic. Of course, that’s because I am an introvert. Are you? Do you work with people who are? Then I’ve got a deeper dive into the topic for you! Brian Saber recently released a […] The post What you’ll want to know about fundraising for introverts appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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How to Overcome Resistance to Inclusive Leadership

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits often have missions centered on inclusive causes, but do their staff have the same sense of belonging within their organizations? Here’s a look at how to achieve inclusive leadership, along with ways to overcome the resistance that often prevents organizations from being successful at this endeavor.

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7 Solid Club Website Examples to Get Ideas for Your Club Website

Wild Apricot

Here are seven solid examples of club websites from all different types of organizations that can give you tips on how to build your own.

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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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Making the disability inclusion connections in your business and community: Five practical, powerful strategies for action

Charity Village

Making the disability inclusion connections to business and employment success is a three-stage process. First, there’s grasping all the intertwined levels of connection. Second, there’s understanding the inter-related barriers to disability inclusion. Lastly comes bridge building: developing ways of making the connections happen so everyone involved benefits.

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Reimagining the nonprofit annual report

Candid

The annual report has long been considered a must-have for nonprofit compliance and donor stewardship. They are also typically expensive, labor-intensive, and time-consuming. Over the last five years, Candid has re-imagined our annual report approach to be more efficient and result in a more useful product that goes beyond compliance to support donor stewardship and brand awareness.

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Nonprofit ROI: How “Measuring the Good” Can Help Nonprofits Justify Investments

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Expanding what “return on investment” means to your nonprofit — beyond just money — can help provide a clearer idea of how you’re helping your community and serving your mission goals. The post Nonprofit ROI: How “Measuring the Good” Can Help Nonprofits Justify Investments appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Hey white colleagues: We need to talk about these non-inclusive lists and panels you’re always putting together

Nonprofit AF

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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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4 Ways to Nurture Donor Relationships Through Staff Transitions

NonProfit PRO

Staff transitions are an inevitable part of growth and change at nonprofits, but nurturing donor relationships through these shifts can be challenging. Here are four ways that your organization can limit the negative effects of staff transitions.

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How To Get The Heavy-Lifting Nonprofit Board You Deserve

Bloomerang

CEOs get the board they deserve! Harsh, but true. Steve, a Harvard-trained attorney, and founding CEO of a 30-year-old national nonprofit, learned this the hard way. Steve was used to getting his way. I was mid-sentence when Steve begged my pardon and said, “That’s not my board of directors, Laurence. My board is made up of light-lifters, not heavy-lifters.

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Managing terminations, progressive discipline, and employee performance in your nonprofit

Charity Village

Handling employees who display subpar behaviour and performance can pose a significant challenge for nonprofit organizations. It can be particularly unclear whether to pursue performance improvement, disciplinary measures, or termination to effectively address these issues. But fret not, because we’re here to break it all down for you. In this article, we’ll demystify the complex […] The post Managing terminations, progressive discipline, and employee performance in your nonpro

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Top 10 scary things about fundraising in a small nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Fundraising in a small nonprofit can be tough. You wear a lot of hats and it’s easy to feel like the Lone Ranger. There are so many things to do and some of them are outside your comfort zone, making your heart pound like you’re being chased by an axe murderer! Some are so far outside your comfort zone you feel like you’re facing the creature from the Black Lagoon while you’re stuck in knee-deep mud.

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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.