February, 2024

article thumbnail

6 Exceptional Nonprofit Trends for 2024

NonProfit PRO

To learn more about what’s happening in the nonprofit sector, here's a sneak peek at NonProfit PRO's “40 Nonprofit Trends of 2024.

Trend 305
article thumbnail

7 signs of a successful enterprise association

Nimble AMS

What sets a successful enterprise association apart from competition? A study conducted by McKinley Advisors found that successful associations take time to plan strategically. Study interviewees shared the importance of defined, long-term planning that encompasses the current and future state of the industry and organization. Perhaps you’re currently experiencing success and are looking for methods to maintain your organizational growth and exceed your future goals.

professionals

Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

article thumbnail

6 Reasons Why Nonprofits & Golf Tournament Sponsors Love Digital Exposure

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Now more than ever before, our world is online. When it comes to your nonprofit’s annual golf tournament fundraiser, leveraging digital channels throughout planning and execution is crucial to success. From promotion to registration to golfer engagement, digital tools improve fundraising outcomes and make life easier for nonprofit tournament organizers.

Sponsor 299
article thumbnail

Five Lessons for Creating an Effective (and Accountable) Nonprofit Board

Blue Avocado

In my four decades as a senior fundraising executive, part-time consultant, and nonprofit CEO, I have worked with (or served on) 20 nonprofit boards. Having been the only one in my business school class who chose a career in the nonprofit sector, I was able to use my MBA training to lead change and turnarounds. In the process, I was exposed to a number of organizations whose boards struggled with a variety of issues.

Lesson 96
article thumbnail

The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

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

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

article thumbnail

Recurring Giving Revolution: 10 Proven Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Whether you're just getting started with recurring giving initiatives, or you've already embarked on the recurring giving revolution, you'll want to keep this list handy to help guide you with great ways to optimize your recurring giving program to thrive and achieve sustainable, long-term success! This guide serves as a blueprint to ignite recurring giving and create a lasting impact for your cause.

Giving 243
article thumbnail

Human Resources for Nonprofits 

Wild Apricot

Learn the key responsibilities of HR in nonprofits including staffing, compensation, benefits, training, culture, and employee relations. Discover best practices for nonprofit human resource management.

Resource 152

More Trending

article thumbnail

Spring forward into innovation with the Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 release

Nimble AMS

Are you ready to spring your entire association forward with exciting innovation? The Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 product r elease is here to deliver ! Our Nimble AMS team is always working to offer the latest updates to enhance your organization and meet your association-specific needs. Leverage the Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 release to i mprove your staff and member experience , putting you on track to exceed your goals.

Product 139
article thumbnail

Choosing a Marketing Automation Application for Your Nonprofit: 5 Steps to Success

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Rob Leighton , Executive Director and Founder at iMission Institute – a social sector marketing agency and technology consulting firm specializing in helping nonprofits raise more money, fire up engagement, and streamline work. They’re out there by the hundreds, maybe by the thousands. Your potential donors. These are people who are sure to be moved by your mission.

article thumbnail

The hope index — And how to boost it!

Charity Village

This article was originally published on Big Cheese Coaching’s blog and is reprinted with permission. Early in this new year, I’ve been thinking (and feeling) a lot about hope. How about you? Feeling hopeful? Hopeless? Something in between? You might say it varies and fluctuates depending on what’s going on — in your world, and in the […] The post The hope index — And how to boost it!

Search 112
article thumbnail

Halt Declining Retention Rates with These Creative and Effective Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Discover the secrets to boosting donor retention and revitalizing your nonprofit in this guide, "Unlock the Secrets of Nonprofit Success: A Strategic Guide to Boost Your Donor Retention Game." Increasing donor retention rates by just 10% can result in a substantial 200% surge in the lifetime value of donors according to the Harvard Business Review. How can we counter the national decline in donor retention?

Retention 275
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

The Ultimate Guide to Legacy Gifts  

Wild Apricot

Unlock a lasting impact with legacy giving! Learn why it's crucial, set up a sustainable program, and master the art of soliciting and building successful legacy gifting programs.

Gift 133
article thumbnail

Protecting the right to give according to our values

Candid

On January 31, the Eleventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals began hearing oral arguments in a case that holds significant implications for U.S. philanthropy and the nonprofit sector. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last June against race-conscious admissions in higher education, we were concerned that the decision could lead to further limitations on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts across the sector.

Giving 119
article thumbnail

Safeguarding Good: Cybersecurity for Nonprofits 101

Qgiv

As technology advances, the fundraising landscape becomes more and more focused on digital solutions to reach wider audiences. However, these convenient fundraising options come with a risk many in the nonprofit world aren’t very familiar with—cybersecurity. The importance of cybersecurity for nonprofits can’t be overstated, and your organization is not immune to the constantly evolving cyber threats that come with sharing information through the internet.

Nonprofit 111
article thumbnail

New! 2024 Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising Program Now On-Demand

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good start Jul7 10, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate now, you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in January and February 2024. Customized for nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the certificate program covers the fundamentals of social media marketing and fundraising for your nonprofit.

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Join the Changemaker Wellbeing Summit on March 20 & 21, 2024

Charity Village

Workplace wellbeing is entering the mainstream of social change. However, managers, leaders and teams are facing chronic stress, microaggressions, anxiety and burnout, as well as the early onset of chronic illness. Leaders and teams need insights, knowledge and tools to strengthen workplace wellbeing now. That’s why Future of Good is hosting the first-ever Changemaker Wellbeing Summit, presented […] The post Join the Changemaker Wellbeing Summit on March 20 & 21, 2024 appeared first o

Knowledge 108
article thumbnail

Quest for Quality: Your Guide to Overcoming Data Obstacles for Business Success

NonProfit PRO

The first obstacle in any quest for clean data is knowing what’s in it. Download this ebook to learn how data profiling can help you find, fix & monitor the bad data in your system to boost donor engagement, optimize fundraising efforts, and improve decision-making. Plus, learn how to overcome other common data obstacles to achieve a complete 360-degree customer view.

Data 269
article thumbnail

2024 Guide to Nonprofit Fiscal Sponsorship: Models, Agreements & More!

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit fiscal sponsorship supports emerging projects and organizations. Explore three different models and learn how to become a fiscal sponsor!

Model 140
article thumbnail

To bot or not to bot: Using generative AI in grantwriting

Candid

Amid all the talk about generative AI, fundraisers, especially grantwriters, may be asking themselves: Am I out of a job?  Will I be replaced by ChatGPT? Perhaps the question we should be asking instead is: How can we use these tools to create efficiencies and enhance our work? The two of us—combining our experience as a grantwriter, researcher, and grant instructor for 30-plus years and as an instructional designer who regularly uses generative AI, respectively—will discuss the basics: what gen

article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

End-of-Year Wrap-Up: Three Things to Take Into Your 2024 Email Campaigns

M+R

Read time: 4 minutes Are you done running reports for your 2023 year-end fundraising? Good, it’s time to start planning for 2024 year-end fundraising! We reviewed some early 2023 returns a few of weeks back , and now we’re taking a closer look at email tactics. Email fundraising has become increasingly difficult, but many of the organizations in our sample of 24 nonprofits saw strong results this December.

email 111
article thumbnail

How to Add 2024 Nonprofit Tech for Good Certificates to Your LinkedIn Profile

Nonprofit Tech for Good

LinkedIn has grown to over one billion members from 200 countries worldwide. Launched in 2003, nearly half of that growth has occurred over the last five years. LinkedIn is an ideal platform for nonprofit professionals to grow their personal brand and curate an online profile for current and future employers, funders, and sponsors. Certifications are a key feature of LinkedIn Profiles and below is a tutorial on how to add certificates offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good to your LinkedIn Profile.

Linkedin 186
article thumbnail

Build Donor Trust with a BBB Accreditation

Donorbox

In today’s philanthropic landscape, trust and transparency are paramount. For years, individuals have gone to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to report complaints and issues with businesses and nonprofits. Organizations of all kinds can also receive BBB accreditation to showcase their dedication to good business practices. The BBB provides accreditation to national and regional charities […] The post Build Donor Trust with a BBB Accreditation appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

Build 110
article thumbnail

Moving Up or Moving Out: A Donor-Centric Approach to Portfolio Management and Handoffs

NonProfit PRO

Join our expert panel featuring two seasoned fundraising experts as they cover the state of portfolio management and share best practices for when to move up or move out. Key topics include the keys to seamless donor relationship continuity and how to build internal processes to support smooth gift officer transitions.

Donor 257
article thumbnail

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!

article thumbnail

Engaging Association Members in Advocacy Initiatives: 3 Tips

Wild Apricot

Advocacy initiatives have the power to engage members and enact positive change. Learn how to encourage your association’s members to participate in advocacy.

Advocacy 124
article thumbnail

Spring into the newest Salesforce product release: Discover Spring ‘24 highlights

Nimble AMS

It might still be snowy or cold outside, but Salesforce is planning great things for the Spring ‘24 product release. Stay on top of the latest Salesforce advancements! Read our blog for the top four Salesforce product releases coming in Spring ‘24 and discover how your organization can leverage these latest featu res. 4 Salesforce Spring ‘24 release highlights Is your association ready for increased efficiency and streamlined processes?

Product 94
article thumbnail

How to Create a Power-Packed Donor Thank You Letter

Get Fully Funded

Thanking donors is THE most important step in fundraising. Get this one right, and fundraising gets easier. Mess it up, and you’ll eventually lose the donor. Unfortunately, most nonprofits view thanking donors as an afterthought instead of treating it with the importance it deserves. And that can kill your ability to keep good donors who love the work your nonprofit is doing.

Donor 105
article thumbnail

[Free Webinar] An Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Robert Friend , Sr. Enterprise Solutions Executive at Eventgroove and nonprofit industry professional If you could significantly increase staff productivity and improve community engagement and impact, what kind of impact would that have on your cause? Geared toward nonprofits, this one-hour webinar provides demonstrations on how to use Al-driven tools to enhance donor engagement, optimize campaign targeting

Free 177
article thumbnail

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.

article thumbnail

Have grantmaker salaries kept up with inflation?  

Candid

As the consumer price index rose 9.1% year-over-year in June 2022—the highest rate in over 40 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—we asked foundations how inflation would affect their operations. In Candid’s 2023 Giving Forecast Survey, 21% of respondents said inflation affected their grantmaking decisions in 2022, and 29% expected it to affect their grantmaking in 2023.

Rate 105
article thumbnail

Should You Use Stamps on Your Direct Mail?

NonProfit PRO

Depending on who you ask, you will hear that the stamped envelope gets more donations, or it doesn't matter. What is a fundraiser to believe?

Mail 288
article thumbnail

Demystifying Charity Gala Planning

Greater Giving

The word “gala” conjures images of glittering ballrooms, elegant attendees, and a night dedicated to supporting a worthy cause. While gala fundraisers might seem intimidating to plan, don’t let the perceived glamor obscure their accessibility! Whether you’re a seasoned gala organizer or just dipping your toes in, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to successfully navigate the exciting world of nonprofit galas.

Charity 105
article thumbnail

Building a strong foundation: Why monthly donations matter for small and medium-sized charities

Charity Village

In the vibrant landscape of Canada’s charitable sector, small and medium-sized charities offer vital services and foster community well-being. Yet, these organizations often face significant financial challenges that can limit their ability to fulfill their missions effectively. So, why not consider developing a monthly donation program to offer stability and sustainability?

Charity 102
article thumbnail

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.