December, 2017

Value of Nonprofit Board Service for Companies and Their Employees

Connection Cafe

The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study “Better World Leadership” provides new and clear evidence of the leadership development value of nonprofit board service for business people.

Holiday Vacation Exit Strategy: How To Take A Break

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The holidays are almost here. It should be a time where nonprofits and their hard working employees welcome some much needed downtime. Vu Lee in a recent guest post on the Guidestar blog has issued a call to inaction suggesting that nonprofits should give the week off to staff.

10 Emerging Trends in Online Communications and Fundraising to Watch in 2018

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As personal computers, smartphones, and the Internet of Things evolve, so must your nonprofit.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


It's finally here! If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic.

4 Things We Learned from #GivingTuesday 2017

NonProfit Hub

Five years ago, at the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York City, #GivingTuesday started as a response to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday crazes that follow Thanksgiving.

3 Quick Tips to Help You Become a Twitter Influencer


There is somewhere around 58 million tweets posted every single day, which breaks down to about 9,100 per second.

The 15 Best Social Media Marketing Blog Posts of 2017

Connection Cafe

There is a lot to keep up with in social media marketing. There’s ever-changing algorithms and new features on every platforms (check our never ending Facebook Updates and Instagram Updates posts), you also have to keep up with new best practices, buzzwords, and cutting-edge strategies provided by an endless number of blogs. That’s a lot, especially creating and Read more. Business Corner Content Marketing Social Marketing social media resources

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2018 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

Guest Post by Jasper Visser: Storytelling for Social Cohesion at Story House Belvédère

Museum 2.0

I first read about Story House Belvédère on Jasper Visser’s excellent blog, The Museum of the Future. This small, startup cultural project in Rotterdam works directly and intimately with community members to share their stories. It is a platform for social bridging and cultural exchange.

Your Cause Camp 2018 Lineup is Here

NonProfit Hub

The moment is finally here! We’re beyond excited to share the speaker lineup for Cause Camp 2018 , held on March 26th and 27th in Lincoln, Nebraska.

6 Effective Ways to Thank Donors for a Lasting Relationship


Year-end giving is about more than just soliciting donations. It’s a time to thank your most loyal supporters and make all donors, new and old, feel appreciated. When done well, these expressions of gratitude can build a lasting relationship with donors, leading to continued involvement.

Digital Life Hacks: Savvy Social Media

Connection Cafe

Did you know there are now over 2.3 billion active social media users? As usage numbers continue to grow across all age groups, it is safe to say that social media has become an essential element of digital marketing.

Facebook Live-A-Thon for @ASPCA Raises Over $50,000 on Giving Tuesday

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, nonprofits in 42 countries celebrated the sixth Giving Tuesday ,a global movement to inspire giving. According to the Giving Tuesday report , $275 million was raised in addition the countless hours of volunteer time and in-kind contributions.

What’s the BEST way to Give your Time and Talent to the Nonprofit Community this holiday season?


Tis the season for giving back.

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How To Thank Your Donor Like You Mean It

John Haydon

Did you ever receive a thank-you note from a child you had given a present and thought, “His mother made him write that”? Awkward thank-yous from a child can be cute. From a nonprofit, to its donors, they’re a turn-off.

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Your Favorite Nonprofit Hub Posts of 2017

NonProfit Hub

Well folks, we’ve just about wrapped up another year. There have been some glorious highs and, admittedly, some tragic lows—both inside and outside the nonprofit sector.

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Our EveryAction Hero: National Women's Law Center


Since 1972, the National Women’s Law Center has worked tirelessly to protect and advance the progress of women and girls in virtually every aspect of their lives. In recent months, fueled by the increasingly polarizing political and social climate, the National Women’s Law Center has become a pivotal player in the resistance movement.

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A Fundraiser’s Secret Weapon: Data Analytics

Connection Cafe

For 5 years the Blackbaud Institute has brought together experts in the nonprofit sector to speak on a wide variety of topics. From donor retention to nonprofit marketing to organizational leadership, every ebook is an invaluable resource.

What is the Turkey and the Bread (or the Sourdough Starter) of the MAH?

Museum 2.0

Last month, I went to an amazing training called the Skid Row School for Social Change. The mission of the Skid Row School is to train leaders to scale solutions to the world’s biggest problems as rapidly as possible.

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

Wild Apricot Blog

What is Sales Operations? Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently.

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money For Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

You already know that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook lets nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast?

How to Stay Productive During the Holiday Season

NonProfit Hub

The holidays are tiring out your employees. Between stretched finances, family obligations and last-minute gift shopping, sometimes work can be the last thing on a busy person’s mind this time of year. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help out your nonprofit.

7 Year-End Campaigns to Study for a Stellar Fundraising Season


The year is almost over but nonprofits around the world are busy with year-end giving , all leading up to one of the largest giving days of the year: December 31st. With December in full swing and the pressure of living up to arguably the best fundraising month, we know things can get overwhelming. To help you make the most out of your year-end appeals, we’ve put together a list of seven nonprofits that are rocking this giving season.

Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

Connection Cafe

In the waning weeks of December, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year, wondering where all the time went and what goals to set for next year. 2017 is no different.

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Six Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations. So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions.

The 3 Best Instagram Strategies For Nonprofits

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re struggling to get results, or simply starting from scratch, I’m going to show you the three best Instagram strategies for nonprofits I’ve seen get more likes and followers. Instagram

Implementation of Software for your Agency: It’s Easier Than You Think!

Vertex Systems

There once was a time when implementing new software for rehab agencies was considered to be a monumental task. New servers and expensive equipment had to be procured and maintained. In-house IT teams had to be vetted and hired.

The Reign of Digital Disruption – 2017 and Beyond

NonProfit Hub

It is a matter of perspective really, how do you interpret the term ‘Disruption’, in context to this blog, the term ‘Digital Disruption’. Some people’s first response on hearing the term disruption would be, inferring it as a ‘Negative’ intervention to their daily functioning of lives, specifically digital disruption, could have a connotation of a negative impact to their current form of business.

5 Social Media Giving Strategies for Crowdfunding Success

Donor Search

One of the most popular ways for nonprofits to raise money these days is through crowdfunding. With these social fundraising campaigns, organizations like yours can tap into the giving power of your supporters’ personal networks and spread your campaign far and wide over the internet. In a crowdfunding campaign, nonprofits launch short-term fundraisers and call… Nonprofit Software

Social Media’s Double-Edged Sword Can Cut Your Way Twice

Connection Cafe

Sometimes double-edged swords cut both ways in your favor. Take for example social media engagement for political and advocacy campaigns. On one edge, pushing out your campaign message helps to advance your cause or candidacy.

10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. Connection builds an emotional bond that promotes trust, cooperation, and esprit de corps among people in the workplace."

Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

Wild Apricot Blog

Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples. Nonprofit-Marketing

Checking Employee Internet Use

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Web Abuse in the Workplace. The Internet has turned into a significant asset in the work environment, the world’s greatest reference library, online networking focus, and explicit entertainment outlet is presently just a tick away. This accessibility introduces a critical hazard factor for boss risk and costs businesses a huge number of hours in efficiency every day.

Benefits of ERP Agency Software

Vertex Systems

We’ve talked in the past about the benefits that you should look for in ERP agency software. Rehab agencies are a lot more complex than they were just 20 short years ago.

Infographic: Year-End Giving Secrets to Inspire Your Donors

Donor Search

Did you know 25-35% of giving takes place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s? It’s true! To help you get ahead of the curve this end-of-year season, MobileCause is letting you in on strategic secrets to help you raise more during your year-end giving campaign. Check out MobileCause’s infographic below for data-backed tips on developing your smartest… Annual Giving

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The Ultimate Guide For Building An Email List

Connection Cafe

Social media is important when it comes to growing your brand and sending visitors to your website. Unfortunately, social media marketing alone is not enough to initiate pageviews. An email list is a marketing tool that will round out your online marketing strategy.

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My Experience at the ARNOVA Conference as an Undergraduate Diversity Scholar

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Suhey Ortega Interdisciplinary Studies, B.S. with concentrations in Transborder Chican@/Latin@ Studies & Sustainability, BS. The 46th Annual Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA) conference was held Nov. 15-18 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.