May, 2017

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. When done well, the results are impressive.

4 Signs You Are A Burned Out Nonprofit Fundraiser

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You’ve smiled through back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings with donors and your best donor prospect just cancelled on you, and now you’ve got to finish that grant report before you can go home.

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New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails?

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Migrating recurring donors to a new system

Robert Weiner

Credit card image from Ed Ivanushkin. A client is migrating to new Association Management Software, which will entail changing their credit card processor.

59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The number of low-cost or free apps and online tools available to nonprofits today is astounding.

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How to Hold the Keys to Strong Nonprofit Leadership (And Use Them!)

NonProfit Hub

You could have a perfect balance in the world, but if you’re standing and relying on unstable ground, eventually it’ll all come crashing down. This concept is true for real houses and card houses alike.

Why We Moved the Abbott Square Opening - A Mistake, a Tough Call, & a Pivot: Introducing Abbott Square, Bonus Post

Museum 2.0

Excited to open. but not quite yet. This is the eleventh in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Twelve days ago, we started the two-week countdown to opening Abbott Square.

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5 Lessons Learned from Donating to 25 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If you have donated to a nonprofit within the last 12 months, then please take the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report !

Cool Nonprofit Jobs This Week – May 24

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

Fundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community. Every event serves similar purposes: networking, increasing revenue and generating awareness.

Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness. Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.

Where to Find Grants for your Nonprofit Organization

NonProfit Hub

Finding grants for your nonprofit organization is a lot like shopping for a pair of jeans. They come in all shapes and sizes, require some self-reflection and can be an incredibly time-consuming process. And maybe it’s not your favorite thing to do.

Think Like a (Real Estate) Developer: Introducing Abbott Square, Part 9

Museum 2.0

This is the ninth in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Studying engineering taught me to think like a designer: state the problem, brainstorm, test, iterate.

How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently only nonprofits in the United States can take advantage of Facebook Fundraisers.

Mark Your Calendars – SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017

SocialFish

Come to The Solar Foundation ’s seventh annual Summer Solstice event on June 22, 2017 in Washington, DC! SUMMER SOLSTICE 2017. Hogan Lovells, LLP, 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC. June 22. 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM. Join us at The Solar Foundation’s 7th annual Summer Solstice!

Who Really Sees You on Facebook?

Connection Cafe

Are you a small nonprofit trying to make the most of social media? M+R wants to help you! Read the post below about how to measure your reach, and then join our training on how to boost it: Social Media for Social Justice: How to inspire and be seen .

The Convergence of Social Activism, Donations, and Social Media: Episodic Giving In A Post Truth World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Grant Writing Best Practices: 5 Tips from 5 Experts

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a great way to secure funding for your organization and has a multifaceted pathway to success. Finding the grants is half the battle, writing the grants is a whole other animal, and we’re not even going to start on reporting after the grant is awarded. You’ve got to know where to find grants for your nonprofit organization , but you also need to know the best tips and tricks to write a stellar grant proposal.

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How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

Wild Apricot Blog

New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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Introducing the TechSoup Ambassador Program

Tech Soup Blog

For years, TechSoup supporters have said to us, "I love TechSoup; what can I do to help?" " We present you the TechSoup Ambassador Program , TechSoup's very own volunteer program and community.

How the Internet Works (Infographic)

SocialFish

A fun reminder. Because cats in hats. Cool Infographic Friday

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After Rebranding Your Nonprofit, Then What?

Connection Cafe

Each year, I crisscross the country speaking at various nonprofit conferences. And while the conversation around nonprofit branding is gaining momentum, many nonprofit leaders continue to hold a narrow perspective on what it means to build and leverage a strong, needle-moving brand.

What I Learned About Online Donor Engagement from Fundraisers in Brasil

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week, I was in Sao Paolo for the ABCR Festival, the leading conference in Brasil for fundraising for nonprofit organizations. This was my third visit to the country. I delivered a keynote for Social Good Brasil in 2012 and for a conference on volunteering hosted by Fundação Telefônica in 2014.

3 Simple Truths About Getting Your Nonprofit Noticed

NonProfit Hub

From improving literacy to helping communities recover after natural disasters, nonprofits take on vital roles to do good in the world. There are currently over 1.5 million nonprofits registered in the United States, which includes private foundations, public charities, chambers of commerce and civic leagues. These nonprofit organizations each have a unique and powerful mission to serve their community and the world at large.

15 Brilliant Ways Word of Mouth Marketing Can Grow Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

In this article, I’ll share 15 time-tested tactics for encouraging word of mouth conversations, and give you tips on how to encourage people to spread the word about your organization. Marketing word-of-mouth

How to Add Urgency to Your Fundraising Appeals Without Being Pushy

John Haydon

Most fundraisers agree that you won’t hit your goal unless your fundraising appeals ask for the gift. You have to ask the right people, in the right way, at the right time. But just asking is not enough. Your fundraising appeals need to answer this simple question: Why now?

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Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

SocialFish

By Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US.

6 Proven Best Practices for Your Sustained Giving Program

Connection Cafe

Recurring donations aren’t a new concept. In fact, we have long been speaking about their merits.

Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause. They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause.

Guide to the Best Free Nonprofit Webinars

NonProfit Hub

If you’re involved in the nonprofit world and haven’t been to any good webinars, you’re missing out—big. The webinar format embraces many of the things that make the internet such a great forum for education: Webinars are a low-cost, high-impact way to reach hundreds of individuals and provide education. But what are webinars, exactly? Basically, webinars are detailed, hands-on video training from an acknowledged expert, engagingly delivered to you in the comfort of your own home or office space.

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The Simplest Way to Get Board Members to Help with Fundraising

Wild Apricot Blog

When it comes to fundraising, every extra hand helps, so what do you do when a board member isn’t cooperative? Fundraising expert, Amy Eisenstein shares her experience and the one simple thing that will get every board member to help out. Eisenstein amy Fundraising

How to Make Your Marketing Emails Stand Out in Your Donor’s Inbox

John Haydon

Despite the unfounded rumors of its death, email is still one of the most effective ways to engage, convert, and retain donors. And the number of people using email is only going to increase. But there’s just one problem: Your marketing emails are not the only emails your donors receive.

This Week’s Association Membership & Marketing Jobs

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How to Get 1300 Advocates to Capitol Hill [HINT: It’s more than just practice]

Connection Cafe

“ Use your voice.” To practitioners in the citizen engagement realm, the phrase is as well-worn and tired as, well, [insert your own well-worn and tired simile here]. The phrase oft appears in emails, social media posts and is ever-present in web copy.

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