November, 2021

What are Key Messages and How Can Nonprofits Use Them Effectively?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Beth Singer , Principal at Beth Singer Design, LLC – a design and communications firm specializing in nonprofit organizations to help them fundraise, educate, and promote membership and events through design solutions.

Lessons Learned from a Black Swan—Solutions Day Presenters Explore Pandemic Insights


Celebration isn’t a word I would typically use to describe a conference, but there was a festive feeling at.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day. Gathering with colleagues again was inspirational. Even online, the participants could sense the excitement.

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Boosting Your Association's Revenue with Attractive Microcopy

Association TV

Have you ever been to a restaurant, museum or shopping mall and needed to use the bathroom? You begin by looking up and around for any sort of signage. You halt the conversation and break away from your loved ones.

Scalable Learning for a Modern Attention Span

Association Analytics

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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.

Securing your Website Against Attacks

Byte Technology

Comprehensive website security includes an entire suite of tools to shield against data breaches, service disruption, and malware infections. It shields the email system, network, and server.

How to get started with gamification to drive member engagement

Nimble AMS

3 tips associations can use to start with gamification right away. . Member engagement is serious business. It’s important to keep your members engaged year-round so they see value in their membership, feel connected with your association, and ultimately stick around for years to come. .

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Get Teams Back to their Happy Place


If your staff was singing kumbaya around the metaphorical campfire before the pandemic; Don’t assume they are still in that happy place. The abrupt switch from in-person to home office took a toll. Associations thrive on plans, procedures, and processes. Our culture is the opposite of spontaneous.

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Netflix-ing Your Association: How to Get More Views

Association TV

What do your association and Netflix have in common? More than you'd think. Education Digital Transformation News & Announcements Online Platforms Marketing

Scalable Learning for a Modern Attention Span – 12/2/21

Association Analytics

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7 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit + 10 Great Examples

Wild Apricot

Take a look at your website. Would it encourage you to donate? If the answer is no, your potential donors probably feel the same way. Think of your website as your personal assistant. Once set up properly to receive donations, it makes it easy for. fundraising

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.

Quick tips for nonprofits seeking grants


One of the most common questions Candid’s team of expert librarians get on our Ask Us page is “how do I get a grant?” To help answer this question, we’ve created a short (two-minute) video with some quick tips for nonprofits seeking grants.

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How Nonprofits Can Effectively Promote their Online Shop on Instagram and Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Talia Walsh , Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Heal the Bay – an environmental nonprofit that protects the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles, California. The holiday shopping season is upon us.

Thanksgiving Greetings


A friend of mine ordered her turkey from a farm. She wanted to be sure she would have the perfect centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Her request was for a 20 pounder. Unfortunately, all the daintier birds were spoken for. So, she’s getting a 30-pound behemoth. Will it fit in the roaster and the oven?

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What is Sponsored Content and How To Make It (The Right Way)

Association TV

Welcome to the land of sponsored content. You might’ve done a flyover of the topic before, but we’re coming all the way in for a landing, so fasten your seatbelts – exits are found at the top of your screen, and refreshments are available in your kitchen.

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.

Analysis and Action with Survey Data

Association Analytics

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How the Supply Chain Problem Affects Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

The supply chain issue in the U.S. and abroad is something that affects all of us. However, it has ramifications for your nonprofit beyond what you may think. Sure, if you’re an organization reliant on providing things to people you serve, it could be an incredible challenge. Executive Issues

Predictive analytics: the future of member retention for associations

Nimble AMS

The key to successful member retention lies within your member data. . Read on to learn how modern predictive analytics tools can help your association uncover data insights and help you avoid member lapses. .

How to Create a Nonprofit Fundraising Events Strategy for 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kevin Santiago , Marketing Director at Paybee – an all-in-one charity fundraising platform that specializes in virtual, hybrid, and in-person fundraising events. Nonprofit fundraising changed drastically in 2020 with a shift toward virtual galas and a need to raise money online.

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Go Beyond the Challenge!


When I have a tough problem, my go-to for advice is often one of our corporate partners. For years, association leaders viewed their industry counterparts as more like distant cousins than family.

What Every Association Needs to Know Before Making Video

Association TV

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How to Start Your Data Analytics Journey

Association Analytics

The team at Association Analytics often hears questions like, What exactly is data analytics? Why is it important? What’s the difference between analytics and reporting? To help answer these questions, we’ve laid out some helpful tips on how to get started and where to go from there.

Why You Should Move Away From Using Nonprofit Donor Personas And Toward Donor Identities


Have you developed nonprofit donor personas? Are you basing your strategy decisions off of them? If so, I recommend moving away from those donor personas and toward donor identities instead. .

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Feeling overworked? Modern association technology can lighten your workload.

Nimble AMS

As an association professional, do you feel like you’re working harder than you were a year ago? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone. .

Virtual Fundraising: 5 Tips for Moving In-Person Auctions Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Bryna Dilman , Director of Marketing at FrontStream , who offers expert tips to nonprofit organizations planning to move their in-person auctions online. .

9 Ways To Thank Your Volunteers This Giving Season


As you’ve likely seen, volunteers can have a tremendous impact on the work you’re able to do. . There are “boots-on-the-ground” volunteers who show up in person to help out, vendors who donate supplies or make in-kind donations, those who help you fundraise, and more.

How to Collect Online Donations in 8 Steps


Note: This blog post is republished with permission from Keela. Donor Management

Analysis and Action with Survey Data – 11/17/21

Association Analytics

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Does Sharing A Campaign’s Fundraising Goal Drive More Donations?


Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity.

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13 Tasks to Do Right Now to Plan for Fundraising Success

Get Fully Funded

Raising the money you need to fully fund your budget doesn’t happen by accident. You need a plan for fundraising success.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Event Marketing by Leveraging What Already Works

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Rebecca Alfred , Charity Relationship Lead at Cost: Free.

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Imagery and Authenticity

Non Profit Quarterly

Edited by Wil Renderos. This article references the book The Politics of Design. Danielle Coates-Connor: Hello, I’m Danielle Coates-Connor. I am the Chief Creative at Nonprofit Quarterly. I’m here with our Art Director, Devyn Taylor. Good morning, Devyn. How are you? Morning.

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5 Immediate Steps to Take When Your Organization Experiences a Data Breach, Bank Fraud

Blue Fox

Free Download: Data Breach & Bank Fraud Protocol download the protocol here Your stomach drops. Your palms start to sweat. Panic sets in. ​ You just noticed that your organization's bank account is missing a huge sum of money. Money that took months or years to fundraise is simply gone.

How to find free things: nonprofit students edition 


As a nonprofit management student, preparing to enter this field can be challenging because it’s still developing.

Try My #1 Time-Saving Tip for End-of-Year Fundraising


End-of-year fundraising season is upon us, and if you’re like most fundraisers out there, you’re probably frantically trying to write killer appeals. I bet you’re feeling the pressure too—and for good reason.

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