October, 2022

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7 Ways the Next Generation of Giving Will Look Dramatically Different

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits are poised now more than ever to embrace a new way of interacting with donors that will help them establish a donor base that is truly engaged. Here are seven ways we can expect to see the next generation of giving change.

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Diversify Your Year-End Campaigns: How To Be Mindful And Inclusive Of Cultural Traditions

Bloomerang

For the majority of nonprofits the last quarter of the year makes the majority of the year’s revenue. Why is this? Outside of tax incentive deadlines, it’s fair to conclude that the fourth quarter is the season most of us choose to give. It’s a time when we’re encouraged to think of others and those enduring the hardships of life in a world which gets physically and mentally more testing.

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4 Unique Call-to-Actions to Test on Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2022 M+R Benchmarks Report , nonprofits pay an average of $3.31 to secure a lead [i.e., capture an email address] through digital advertising. Most small and medium-sized nonprofits can’t afford to experiment with digital advertising for lead generation, but there are other means of securing new leads for a fraction of the cost – namely, your nonprofit’s website empowered with any of the following unique call-to-actions (CTAs). 1) Top bar opt-ins and links.

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Future-Proof Your Association with Value Management – 11/8/22

Association Analytics

The post Future-Proof Your Association with Value Management – 11/8/22 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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Join Us: AIRS Conference

VisionLink

AIRS 2022 Conference! October 17-19 We are excited to return (in person!) to AIRS again this year. Stop by our booth # 107 in the Exhibit Hall, and t alk with Dr. Douglas Zimmerman, Visionlink CEO, who would love to hear more about your challenges and opportunities and share ways we can support. You can also exchange information with one of our team members for a chance to win a $50 amazon gift card--just to keep it fun.

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Text donor love to boost your end-of-year giving

EveryAction

End-of-year fundraising can feel like a noisy cash grab. The subject lines in your inbox might be shouting, “Donate now” or “Urgent, just a few hours left!” or “MAKE YOUR DONATION BEFORE MIDNIGHT.”. Is there something you can do now to influence their end of year gift? Something that makes you stand out and lets your donors feel like the heroes that they are?

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6 Group Fundraising Ideas to Energize Your Donor Base

Wild Apricot

As a nonprofit, finding ways to continually engage your donors can be challenging. We face a bit of a paradox today—between online fundraising, events, social media, virtual offerings and other outlets, there are more ways than ever to connect.

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8 Grant Research Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the Giving USA 2022 Report , giving by foundations to nonprofit organizations grew by 3.4% in 2021 to $90.88 billion. Foundation grants now represent 19% of total giving to nonprofits – the largest share on record. The websites listed below can help your nonprofit search and apply for grant funding. If you need training in grant writing, a good place to start is with this free Introduction to Proposal Writing course and the best-selling book, How to Write a Grant. 1.

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Ditch Data Discomfort

Association Analytics

The post Ditch Data Discomfort appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Five reasons you need text-to-give technology at your association

Nimble AMS

As an association looking to provide the best member experience, it’s vital to offer a mobile-friendly option. Pew Research Center reports that 97% of Americans now own a cell phone, with 80% of respondents texting. Whether discussing the latest industry trend on your online community platform or registering for your annual event, members want to connect with their organization from the convenience of their mobile devices.

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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 State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission and a willingness to act on it. This means for most nonprofit organizations, reducing donor losses—and increasing donor retention—is the most affordable strategy for meeting their fundraising goals and powering their purpose.

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How (and Why) to Attract Gen Xers and Baby Boomers for Year-End Giving

NonProfit PRO

While the younger generations make sense for brand awareness, the older generations make sense for high-level gifts. So, it's time for a strategy update if you're struggling to attract Gen Xers or boomers as donors or have been ignoring them. Here are four ways to target these groups.

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Your Complete Guide to In-Kind Donations

Wild Apricot

“I wish there were a way for kids to play sports with no equipment,” Arielle half-joked to her office mate Mike as she placed yet another order for jump ropes and mitts for their nonprofit, Kids Sports. “I think that’s just.

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5 Tips to Craft Your Nonprofit’s Year-End Fundraising Campaigns

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit does incredible, life-changing work. Your year-end fundraising campaigns should show your donors what you’ve accomplished together over the past year, and invite them to give toward an even brighter future. Excellent year-end campaigns need to strike a balance between hitting uplifting emotional beats that are relevant to your mission and delivering a compelling case for why people should support your nonprofit.

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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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Resources to Help Those Impacted By Hurricane Ian

Blue Fox

Though the Blue Fox Den is virtual, Florida is our home state. Southwest Florida in particular holds a special place in our hearts - it’s where we got our start, won our first clients, and hired our first team members. The devastation we see from Hurricane Ian's destructive path is hard to process. The effects are unbelievably tragic, and it will be a long road back to anything remotely normal in Southwest Florida.

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Future-proofing your association with 108 ideaspace and Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is proud to announce our partnership with 108 ideaspace. For over 25 years, 108 ideaspace has assisted associations, non-profits, and charitable organizations in their digital transformation. “We are excited to announce our partnership with 108 ideaspace, a leading certified Salesforce implementation partner in Canada, focusing on the association and nonprofit markets” says Tim Burke, Sr.

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What Is Bad Data Really Costing Your Organization?

Bloomerang

Your donor database is only as good as the data you put into it. With the year-end giving season upon us, now is the time to prepare for fundraising success in 2023. A clean database should be a high priority as you plan ahead. As with every other industry today, nonprofits are especially dependent on good data to be successful. And donor data is at the top of the critical care list.

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Maximize Your Social Fundraising This Giving Season

NonProfit PRO

With more than $6 billion having been raised through Facebook and Instagram fundraisers now, social fundraising has cemented itself as a key strategy for increasing nonprofits’ revenue streams.

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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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A+ Membership Application Forms (with Template & Examples!)

Wild Apricot

First impressions are important. While a prospective member may have visited your membership website or attended an event before deciding to join, filling out a membership application is when they make it official. Think of membership application forms.

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6 Ways to Make Giving Easier With Embedded Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Allan Torres , Digital Marketing Specialist at Classy – a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. Every visitor of your nonprofit website is a potential donor. According to Classy, nonprofits that use an embedded checkout form during the year-end giving season experience a 28% increase in revenue per website visitor.

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Participatory Grantmaking: I’m in! Now what?

sgEngage

You’ve read about participatory grantmaking—and maybe even heard about other organizations using this model to distribute control of their funding strategy and grants decisions to the communities they serve. But it is a different way of thinking for most grantmakers, so it can be difficult to know where to start. After you’ve considered your foundation’s readiness and decided this approach makes sense, here are some practical, actionable ideas for developing participatory grantmaking in your fun

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Stay warm this winter with the Nimble AMS Winter ‘23 release

Nimble AMS

Winter is coming and Nimble AMS is here to deliver another amazing update (and not a lackluster season finale like that show). Cozy up with the sweater or blanket of your choice and check out what we have in store to help your association expand and succeed. . We’re constantly updating Nimble AMS to bring you the best features possible to create amazing member experiences and drive revenue.

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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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What does giving mean?

Hands on Fundraising

How do we define giving? In our own lives? With our friends and families? As fundraisers? Do our definitions differ? Tony Martignetti shared a fascinating, yet troubling, piece recently in Vox the other day. “What happened to giving money to charity?” looks at how the ultrawealthy are donating more, but it seems the rest of […]. The post What does giving mean?

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10 Tips to Create an Effective Website Donation Page

NonProfit PRO

Donors, especially first-time donors, can lose confidence in their decision to give if your donation page is purely transactional or difficult to use. Here are 10 ways to ensure your donation page makes it easy for donors to give and feel great about supporting your organization.

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The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Membership Website Ideas

Wild Apricot

Building a membership website is an exciting step for your organization! It gives people a place to celebrate and grow your mission, and establishes your legitimacy in the nonprofit world. The last thing you want is to draw a blank when you sit down.

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Navigate Change Management: Set Your Nonprofit Up For Success

Bloomerang

“Change is inevitable, growth is an option.” – John C. Maxwell. It’s no secret that as a global society we’ve had a few changes thrown at us in the last few years. Even aside from a global pandemic, an ever changing landscape of technology and politics have caused all of us to have to navigate change. Let’s get one thing straight – change is the only constant we can count on.

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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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Libraries and Museums Now Eligible for All Microsoft Nonprofit Offers

Tech Soup

We are very excited to share Microsoft's announcement that libraries and museums are now eligible for all Microsoft nonprofit offers. This includes access to Microsoft nonprofit donations and discounts on both desktop and cloud solutions.

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Six key tips to improve data security practices at your association

Nimble AMS

Strong d ata security practices are vital for the integrity of your association. But how secure is your organizational data? B reaches are highly detrimental to all organizations. Not only do y ou risk the trust of your members by mismanaging their data, but you risk millions of dollars in recovery efforts. Shockingly, t he Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study reports that only 19% of all IT association professionals prioritize data privacy and information security.

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Too many cooks spoil the chili – or your next appeal

Hands on Fundraising

Or why too many cooks who don’t know what’s already in the pot can make a mess. Years ago, my family was gathered at my parent’s home to celebrate Christmas. By then, we were a big crowd – I have three siblings, and each of us has two children. So my mom planned to make eating […]. The post Too many cooks spoil the chili – or your next appeal appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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3 Tips for Rebuilding Your Board Post-Pandemic

NonProfit PRO

The last two-plus years have taken a toll on us all. Many of your board members may be burnt out and some may have even stepped down. So now what do you do? It’s time to rebuild your volunteer leadership team using these three tips.

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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.