February, 2021

5 Design Techniques That Will Increase the Lifespan of Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Crystal Dionysopoulou is the founder and Creative Director of Lucid Fox , a dynamic web design and development agency that puts people first.

Turn Customers Into Community

.orgSource

How do you grow membership in a harsh climate? Attracting a wider audience and turning those customers into community is a good way to start. We’ve been on notice since well before the pandemic that shifts are occurring in why people join an association and what they want once they sign on.

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Gaining An Edge In The World Of Virtual Events

Association TV

If “pivot” was one of the most used words of 2020, what do you think was the most commonly asked question by associations? Right or wrong – my guess is, “How do I engage with my members if we can’t meet in per. son?”.

Virtual Events Made the Conventions and the Inauguration Celebrations More Accessible

The MatrixFiles

On January 20, I watched the Presidential Inauguration celebration from my couch. Normally, I would have been jonesing over the inaugural balls I’ve never been invited to, but this year, I had a front row seat as Tom Hanks hosted a star-studded musical extravaganza.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Successful Communication for Virtual & Hybrid Events

Cadmium CD

How to Improve Communication Between Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees. Bill Klein, Palisades Convention Management (PCM) CEO and Program Coordinator for the Display Week Conference, recently posed the question : “What makes a conference, a conference ?”.

Choose the Best Magento Agency for your Business

Byte Technology

To have an excellent retail outlet when opening a brick-and-mortar shop, you will require building planners and architects. Magento is the architect of your online store. This is because it is scalable, solid, and robust.

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Guarantee Your Success—Network Like Your Career Depends on It

.orgSource

What’s the single best thing you can do for your career? It doesn’t require special training, it’s never too late to get started, better still, it will return your investment of energy and effort many times over.

2D vs 3D: Choosing the Right Animation Style For Your Video

Association TV

Studies have shown that people prefer to be marketed to using video content. In fact, 72% of consumers would rather learn about a product by way of video than any other medium ( HubSpot ).

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8 Types of Annoying Board Members

Wild Apricot

Nonprofits are a magical place filled with super passionate, hardworking, and extremely motivated individuals. I've had many opportunities to work with some of these fantastic people and it's been an absolute pleasure. But, sometimes when you get a. organizational-management

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Successful Communication for Virtual & Hybrid Events

Cadmium CD

How to Improve Communication Between Speakers, Exhibitors, and Attendees. Bill Klein, Palisades Convention Management (PCM) CEO and Program Coordinator for the Display Week Conference,  recently posed the question : “What makes a conference,  a conference ?”

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.

Donor Perspective: Leveraging Charity Navigator to Benchmark deserving nonprofits

Charity Navigator

This is a follow up to the blog posted on December 8, 2020: " Donor Perspective: Leveraging Charity Navigator to find and support deserving nonprofits.” Charity Navigator has played an important role in my philanthropic planning -- my wife and I use their ratings to surface fiscally responsible and effective charities for consideration.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Create Highly Engaging Nonprofit Videos

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Doug Scott , Founder & CEO of Tectonic Video. Cost: Free. Engagement is the key to effective nonprofit videos.

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Giveaways and Gimmicks Are Short-Lived Solutions—Strong Membership Initiatives Begin With the Basics

.orgSource

From VIP clubs to fancy swag and tiered pricing, the tactics to win members’ hearts are only limited by imagination. When the economy, technology, or social disruption, like the pandemic, threatens to come between us and our reason for being, a little panic is understandable.

How to Use Asset-Framing to Strengthen Nonprofit Work

Blue Avocado

In The Antidote, a new documentary created in response to growing divisions of our times, award-winning filmmakers John Hoffman and Kahane Cooperman tell the stories of nine ordinary people using “kindness, decency, and the power of community” to find solutions.

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The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

4 Steps to Recruiting the Right Board Members for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

There’s an age-old saying that goes, “You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” ” This is certainly true in our personal lives, and the fact that the amount of spending companies have invested in recruiting. organizational-management

3 Tricks to Boost Engagement Before Your Event

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. This article is based on an earlier webinar. View the recording here. Keeping your attendees engaged is always a huge part of any event, but what about the rest of the time?

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The Battle to be Heard: Preserving the Native American Vote

Charity Navigator

The civil unrest of 2020 has emboldened Charity Navigator’s commitment to promoting a more equitable social sector by encouraging both organizations and donors to consider aspects of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in their decision-making.

How Your Nonprofit Can Effectively Fundraise Using RoundUp App

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kelly Pullin , Marketing Manager at RoundUp App – the nation’s largest tool for rounded up donations, giving nonprofits across the country a new stream of recurring giving. Every year it becomes more and more crucial for nonprofits to invest in online fundraising programs.

Onboarding Online, Keep New Hires on Track for Success

.orgSource

Congratulations! Online interviewing didn’t make you skip a beat. You found the talent to complete your dream team. You’re probably feeling pretty lucky. But you might be less than enthusiastic about navigating those first months of learning to work together through the small screen.

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An Unlikely Story of Digital Success in 2020

NTEN

It was February 11, 2020. We were finally launching our new website , a full rebuild to reflect our rebranding. We had finally shed our old skin, InterfaithFamily, and stepped boldly into the light as 18Doors. After over a year of hard work, we were ready to celebrate.

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Write a Perfect Welcome Letter to New Members with These 10 Tips

Wild Apricot

I once received a new member welcome letter that was so drab, it caused me to cancel my membership with the association. there's a little more to the story than that. Let me explain. After I signed up online to be a member of an association, marketing

Retaining Revenue and Providing Stakeholder Value for Your Virtual Event

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. Making the necessary transition from physical events to a virtual platform, or planning for a hybrid event, can lead to a lot of anxiety when it comes to making sure your organization retains the same level of revenue from your annual conferences.

Making the most of mid-level

M+R

Read time: 9 minutes. We have something to say that lands somewhere between an observation and a complaint and a call to arms: Not enough attention is paid to mid-level donors. Major donors get the fanfare, the galas, the special one-to-one contact.

6 Benefits of Launching a Website for Your 2021 Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By GolfStatus.org – an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers. Free Webinar On February 23: How to Host a Successful Virtual or Hybrid Golf Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit. As virtual events continue into 2021 and the outlook for traditional in-person fundraisers looks bleak, golf tournaments have become especially crucial for nonprofits large and small.

How to Convert Your Nonprofit Website Visitor into a Donor

Get Fully Funded

Every nonprofit website visitor is a potential donor. And we all want more donors, right? By telling the right stories in the right way, you can lure visitors to your donation page and inspire them to give. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. The challenge is grabbing your visitor’s attention.

Virtual Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofits

One Cause

The post Virtual Fundraising: A Guide for Nonprofits appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post Online Fundraising virtual fundraising

How to Run a Successful Nonprofit Board Meeting in 8 Steps

Wild Apricot

It’s really no secret that your non-profit’s or association’s board of directors is pivotal to your organization’s success. Your board of directors are the standard bearers… foundation builders… strategic plan. organizational-management

Retaining Revenue and Providing Stakeholder Value for Your Virtual Event

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. Making the necessary transition from physical events to a virtual platform, or planning for a hybrid event, can lead to a lot of anxiety when it comes to making sure your organization retains the same level of revenue from your annual conferences.

Navigating the Murky Waters of Delegation

VQ Strategies

In the last week, I’ve interviewed three different volunteer engagement professionals about volunteer retention as their organizations are in various stages of reopening and recovery from the pandemic-related restrictions on volunteer engagement.

How to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Visibility Online (Hint: Use the Google Ad Grant)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Friedrichs of Elevation – a digital agency that s pecializes in Google Ad Grant management and exclusively serves nonprofit’s digital marketing and design needs.

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Avalara: Your Trusted Advisor in Nonprofit Tax Compliance

Blue Fox

The core of Blue Fox’s philosophy is the synergy between technology and humanity – that’s why our tagline is Agile Accounting for Impact.

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Forward-Thinking Membership Models for Associations

Nimble AMS

Subscription models are all the rage these days. Almost everything is sold as a subscription today – from razors to exercise and clothing. Industries everywhere have begun to adopt subscription models. What about associations?

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7 Community Outreach Ideas for Nonprofits in 2021

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Kristina Brunnler, Marketing Manager at MobileCause. Amid the continued COVID-19 crisis, many nonprofits are struggling to raise critical funds for beneficiaries impacted by the pandemic. With in-person fundraising events. membership

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CadmiumCD Launches New Matchmaking and Networking Capabilities that Facilitate Personalized Attendee Experiences

Cadmium CD

eventScribe Live Improves Conference Education, Networking, and Exhibitor ROI Through an Algorithm-Driven Matching System Based on Attendee Preferences.