March, 2023

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5 Reasons Why Social Media is Essential for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by Network for Good – an easy-to-use all-in-one nonprofit fundraising platform. According to Pew Research Center , 85% of people have a smartphone and even more than that are active on a number of social media platforms. This is where we share life updates with friends and family, get inspiration from others, and even consume news. That’s why it’s imperative for your nonprofit organization to have a presence on these platforms: the right social media strategy will allow you to meet sup

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5 Strategies to Raise More and Stress Less When Planning Your Next Nonprofit Event

NonProfit PRO

A fundraising event can bring in a surge of revenue, but how can you use that momentum to sustain giving for the long-term?

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7 tips for preparing your nonprofit for a move to new software

EveryAction

from our friend Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners Moving to new software can be exciting for nonprofits. Implementing more modern tools—especially major software, such as customer relationship management (CRM) or fundraising software—can provide your organization with new efficiencies and new capabilities to improve fundraising , marketing, volunteer management, and ultimately do even more to power your purpose.

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How to Maintain Relevance and Revenue in Today’s Economy

Association Analytics

It’s no secret that today’s economy is full of uncertainty. From inflation to the increasing expectations of consumers and employees, to the continuously changing digital space, there are a lot of factors that might be currently impacting your association. For some, it might feel like a continuation of the past three years – learning how to adapt, shift priorities, and engage with members in different ways.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with these innovative leaders

Nimble AMS

Happy Women’s History Month ! This year, the United Nations declared the International Women’s Day theme to be “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” The UN chose the theme to highlight what women have accomplished in the technology sphere and the steps needed to achieve gender equality in digital spaces. While women have made great strides in the U.S. workforce, they are still vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs.

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99 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization

Wild Apricot

The post 99 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization appeared first on WildApricot.

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8 Major Nonprofit Trends for 2023

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO has continued its annual tradition of asking prominent thought leaders in the sector to make nonprofit trend predictions. We sought out experts from nonprofit organizations, agencies and technology providers to learn what’s on their minds and what might be 2023’s top nonprofit trends.

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Which Fundraising Events Bring in the Most Money for Small Nonprofits?

Get Fully Funded

A very common “go-to” funding idea for small nonprofits is fundraising events. Events are a great way to bring like-minded people together and have a good time in the name of your cause. Some fundraising events are huge, drawing attendees and sponsors like moths to a flame. Other events are smaller, more intimate gatherings where guests are directly asked for money.

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No Mess, No Stress: The Power of Spring Data Cleaning – 4/12/23

Association Analytics

The post No Mess, No Stress: The Power of Spring Data Cleaning – 4/12/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Four strategies to celebrate advocacy efforts at your association

Nimble AMS

Happy American Association Day 2023 ! Did you know that ASAE created American Association Day so associations could better advocate for themselves? This year, hundreds of a ssociation professionals gathered on Capitol Hill to share how their organization s contributed to the US economy. The group a lso worked to gather support for various economic development policies.

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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.

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Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

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Is a Golf Fundraiser Worth It for Your Nonprofit? (Yes, It Is!)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus.org – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Golf tournaments have an undeserved reputation of being outdated and not worth the effort. To be honest, without the right tools in place, they have been. But today’s technology makes planning and executing a lucrative golf tournament easier than ever.

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7 Magnificent and Essential KPIs That Matter for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Day-to-day business management is where KPIs can make a difference for your nonprofit. By using a handful of metrics that everyone agrees on, you can organize tasks, rally the team, and get everyone focused on the right kind of work.

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Training Your Employees is a Recession-Proof Strategy

Gyrus

Training employees during a recession is a great way to improve morale, reduce operating costs, and increase productivity. Learn how to make training more effective during a recession with this guide.

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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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Nonprofit Email Communication Truth: Quantity Is As Important As Quality

Bloomerang

I’m guessing you put a lot of effort into crafting your nonprofit’s email messages. You carefully consider the subject line and preview pane, email copy, images and design, and call to action. At least I hope you do! And you can learn how to do this here , here , and here. However, a quality email message, be it an appeal, thank you, gratitude report, or other call to action, isn’t the whole story.

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Why your association should understand the differences between AMS and CRM software

Nimble AMS

A ssociation management software (A MS ) and customer relationship management ( CRM ) software —i f your association is searching for new technology , you’ve likely seen and heard these technological terms. But d o you know the differences between these software and why they ’re so valuable to your organiz ation? Our blog is here to help with a complete explanation of the difference s between AMS and CRM technology, how the platforms pair together , and the benefits for your association.

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Virtual Events 101: Fresh Ideas, Best Practices, Top Software & More!

Wild Apricot

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The Top 3 Charity Rating & Badge Programs for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good Seventy-two percent of individuals say that the presence of a charity rating badge increases their likelihood of giving. If your nonprofit does not have charity rating badges on your website, then it’s time to look into getting registered with Charity Navigator, Candid, and GreatNonprofits.

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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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How to Tell Prospective Donors What You Do

NonProfit PRO

It’s not about you. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking your organization is the story. People aren’t buying your organization. When someone asks: “What do you do?” they’re not interested in your organization so much as what your organization accomplishes.

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18 Ways of Thanking Volunteers So They’ll Feel Appreciated and Stick Around Forever

Get Fully Funded

Thanking volunteers for all they do is crucial to keeping your volunteers coming back again and again. Yet it’s something many organizations neglect to do. And that’s a shame. Volunteers pour their heart into your nonprofit’s work. They’re there to help with the heavy lifting of running a nonprofit and delivering programs. Plus, they’re probably your best ambassadors in the community, spreading the good word about the work you’re doing.

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Google Alerts for Your Nonprofit: Why You Need Them and How to Set Them Up

Bloomerang

You’ve got donors, supporters, and potential supporters out in your community and beyond. If they’re talking about your nonprofit, you probably want to know what they’re saying, right? That’s great in theory, but how do you go about doing that? Do you have the time or resources to find out what people are saying? If you’re like most nonprofit professionals, you’re too busy focusing on your day-to-day tasks to search the internet for mentions of your nonprofit.

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How to identify areas for organizational innovation at your association

Nimble AMS

Are you ready to identify areas for organizational innovation at your association, but aren’t sure where to start ? You’re not alone! Many organizations wonder if the time is right to embrace technological innovation like association management software (AMS) to streamline staff processes and offer a superior member experience. If you’re unsure about how to begin embracing innovation at your association , follow the tips in our blog to guide your decision-making process.

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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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Don't Be a Big Box Nonprofit: 3 Steps to Better Donor Relationships

Tech Soup

For years, many book lovers felt that Barnes & Noble was the epitome of a soulless big box store. The store prioritized cost and efficiency over readers while putting many local, independent bookstores out of business. Then Amazon supersized this approach and put Barnes & Noble on the brink of bankruptcy as the pandemic began.

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[Recordings] Earn a Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts June 28, but if you would like to earn the certificate now — you can request the notes and recordings from the last series presented in January and February 2023. To do so, please email Heather Mansfield with your request and you will then be sent a Stripe invoice for $100 USD that can be paid with a credit card.

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Should Your Nonprofit Blog in 2023?

NonProfit PRO

There is a lot of data that supports both sides of the blogging discussion and whether or not your nonprofit should take up this practice. When debating a topic like this, it's best to weigh the pros and cons.

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Workplace mental health resources for nonprofit managers and professionals 

Charity Village

Although certainly not a new topic, over the past few years we’ve seen an increased interest in the topic of workplace mental health. And one thing we consistently hear from our community is that, while they know that workplace mental health is important, they just aren’t sure exactly where to start or what resources are […] The post Workplace mental health resources for nonprofit managers and professionals appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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5 Ways To Use The Text-to-Donate Feature To Reach Your Donors

Bloomerang

Text-to-Donate , also sometimes called Text-to-Give or text fundraising , is a tool that allows your nonprofit to receive donations by contacting individuals in your organization’s donor list via text message. It’s a convenient way to reach a vast number of donors, and so long as your organization’s donation form is mobile-friendly, this option simplifies mobile fundraising.

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Three Leadership ColLAB takeaways your association needs to leverage

Nimble AMS

In March , our Nimble AMS team attended the Leadership ColLAB conference hosted in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The. orgCommunity event featured interactive conversations led by engaging speakers , with decades of leadership experience in the association sphere. We spent our time in round table discussion with association leadership professionals , learning and sharing our own experiences.

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Training Employees: How to Structure a Learning and Development Program

Gyrus

Learn how to structure a successful learning & development program for your team with this step-by-step guide. Identify needs, measure impact & more.

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[Free Webinar] The State of Modern Philanthropy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Discover key insights from Classy’s sixth annual report, The State of Modern Philanthropy. The report analyzes Classy’s proprietary data from 2022, spanning more than 70,000 campaigns on the Classy platform, and, for the first time, incorporates insights from our parent company, GoFundMe. Together, the data from GoFundMe and Classy comprises of $25 billion in donations, providing the most comprehensive view of the giving landscape.

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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.