February, 2022

5 Oculus Quest Tips for Nonprofits New to the Metaverse

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you have yet to experience virtual reality (VR), your first adventure into the metaverse using an Oculus Quest will provoke many self exclamations of awe and amazement.

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5 Ways To Save on Nonprofit Postage in 2022

NonProfit PRO

Direct mail is extremely effective for nonprofit fundraising. With ever-increasing postage rates, it can eat away at your donations. You should not stop sending direct mail, but there are some things you can do to decrease the amount of postage you pay.

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What’s It Like to Travel These Days?

The MatrixFiles

I never really stopped traveling during the pandemic. Yes, I traveled a whole lot less, but I have seen my mom several times, I went on vacation, and I have attended out of town conferences. Just since the start of the New Year, I’ve been to San Diego, San Francisco and New York.

Everything You Want To Know About Engagement Scoring (but didn’t know to ask)

Association Analytics

The post Everything You Want To Know About Engagement Scoring (but didn’t know to ask) appeared first on Association Analytics. Resources Analytics for Everyone Executive Member Engagement Member Retention Planning & Strategy

Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

Crappy hiring practices that need to die, and some new ones we need to adopt

Nonprofit AF

The job market is shifting. People are leaving their jobs everywhere and in great numbers. Employers are scrambling to hire. Hiring

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4 Tips for Managing Massive Nonprofit Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you are a NPO development pro, there are a few things we know about you for sure: The world needs more benevolence creators like you, and you are driven to serve others, ease suffering, and bring hope to the world. That is a GREAT start. However, to achieve your goal, what else do you need?

Trends and Must-Have Social Media Tools Ruling 2022 

NonProfit PRO

Social media is an essential marketing tool to drive brand awareness. As we enter a new year soon, let’s explore first some of the top trends and then some of the excellent tools to have your brand stand out from the rest. Social Media

Onboarding New Staff During a Pandemic and the Power of Company Fundamentals

The MatrixFiles

During the pandemic, Matrix Group has hired new staff. Most of them are out of state because, you know, why not? We are all remote anyway, so why does it matter if Mark is in New Jersey? Not to mention the fact that finding great talent is so tough right now, who cares if Mark is in New Jersey?

Everything You Want To Know About Engagement Scoring (but didn’t know to ask) – 3/2/22

Association Analytics

The post Everything You Want To Know About Engagement Scoring (but didn’t know to ask) – 3/2/22 appeared first on Association Analytics. Resources Analytics for Everyone Executive Member Engagement Member Retention Planning & Strategy

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.

Fundraisers Must Take Time Off From Work. Here’s How to Do It.

Get Fully Funded

When you work in fundraising, the last thing you may think you can do is take time off from work. Fundraising has a round-the-clock urgency, the feeling that you always need to be planning the next campaign, sending a report to a funder, or whipping up social media graphics.

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Fundraising Best Practices: How To Host A Successful Peer-To-Peer Event

Bloomerang

Are you struggling to find new donors? If so, peer-to-peer fundraising is a perfect fundraising strategy for you to try out this year. With peer-to-peer fundraising, donors raise money on your behalf by leveraging their personal networks.

[DATA] 14 Must-Know Stats About How Nonprofits Use Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Open Data Project [ español , français ] seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising.

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8 Must-Know Nonprofit Trends for 2022

NonProfit PRO

While we made it to 2022, it still may be difficult to grasp what the nonprofit sector will look like this year. A lot has changed in the past two years.

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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.

Getting the Grant: A Guide to Your First Grant Presentation

TechSoup

If you are new to grantmaking, preparing for a grant presentation can be a confusing and overwhelming task. Whether in person, over the phone, or on a video call, a presentation is an opportunity to convince a funder that you should be invited to apply for a grant.

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How to Make Analytics a Priority – Finally!

Association Analytics

It’s a new year with a new start. You probably have a long list of great things you want to accomplish this year…including making analytics a priority. We can help you move analytics to the top of the list by giving you tips to build a business case and how to articulate it to others.

The Nonprofit Administration Dilemma: How Much Should You Spend on Fundraising?

Get Fully Funded

As your nonprofit starts to blossom, don’t be surprised if you are conflicted over how much to spend on nonprofit administration, especially fundraising. Obviously, donors want as much of their donation as possible to go to your programs, to help change lives.

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43 Event Management Software Tools You Need to Know About

Wild Apricot

What if you had an army of robots to do all the grunt work for your events? This isn’t science fiction: this is the reality of many event managers. Instead of manually processing registrations, running checks to the bank, or trying to keep track. events

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.

Pop-Ups: How to Make Them Work for Your Nonprofit Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

“Pop-ups.” For many of us, it’s a dirty word on the web. We all have bad memories of pop-ups interrupting our flow on websites when we simply wanted to read some content, buy something, or take another action. Everything is going great until that dreaded pop-up appears.

3 Ways to Drive a Culture of Philanthropy Instead of a Culture of Charity

NonProfit PRO

There is a lot of talk in our industry about developing a culture of philanthropy. It’s the hot buzzword these days at strategic planning sessions and board retreats. But what does developing a culture of philanthropy really mean in the day-to-day life of a nonprofit professional?

Using smart tech to reimagine nonprofit work

Candid

The Great Resignation was a long time in the making. The warning signs included the ongoing toxic combination of low pay and overwhelming workloads endemic in nonprofit work that leads to exhaustion, mistakes, and ultimately burnout.

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5 Nonprofit Podcasts Helping Their Organizations Grow

TechSoup

If you work at a nonprofit, it's likely that you've heard the words, "I think we should start a podcast" over the past year or so, and perhaps with good reason.

Step-by-Step Plan for Activating Fundraising Ambassadors

Get Fully Funded

When you think of fundraising ambassadors, you might think of celebrities who use their fame to mobilize support for their favorite nonprofits. Orlando Bloom is an ambassador for UNICEF.

How to Write The Best Thank-You Letter for Donations + Three Templates and Samples

Wild Apricot

You’ve worked hard to bring in those donations, but does the work stop there? Absolutely not. In fact, in a lot of ways it’s just starting. When a donor makes a gift to your organization — especially if it’s their first one. fundraising

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8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Each year Nonprofit Tech for Good features a new set of niche online fundraising tools that are timely and relevant for the year to come.

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Dysfunctional Boards Are the Result of Dysfunctional Members

NonProfit PRO

If you work for any nonprofit, over time, you will interface with a nonprofit board of directors. Board members can help take a nonprofit to a successful level or be an energy drain on staff members. Boards

Ask Vu: Love, Dating, and Romance Advice For Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. Valentine’s Day is coming up next Monday, which means that many people are thinking about romance, love, and. Humor

Emergent Asking – Get What You Need Now

Bloomerang

The post Emergent Asking – Get What You Need Now appeared first on Bloomerang

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Diversify Your Nonprofit's Funding Sources

TechSoup

Fundraising is hard, even in the best of times. And these are hardly the best of times. We all are struggling to keep the doors open and deliver services regardless of the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the Great Resignation, climate challenges, and other obstacles.

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Your 2022 Guide to Hosting a Virtual Conference

Wild Apricot

Over the last two years, more and more organizations have made the move to virtual events and conferences. We now have the technology to host thousands of attendees in the virtual space, while providing them with valuable, engaging, and memorable experiences. events

The Ultimate Guide to Accounting Software for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Although the most popular accounting software products- like QuickBooks and SAP- handle the needs of businesses in many industries, nonprofits have a unique business model and accounting standards and require different features and functionality from accounting software.