July, 2021

Customer Experience Lifts Service to the Stratosphere

.orgSource

These comments from McDonald’s CEO, Chris Kempczinski to New York Times journalist David Gelles describing how the pandemic would change the company’s business resonated with me on a couple of levels. “We

10 Powerful Online Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Those aboard the online fundraising train tend to not look back.

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Should You Use Autoplay for Videos on Your Website?

Association TV

Hold on, when did websites start using video anyway? The first time a website hosted a video was way back in 1997 on a site called shareyourworld.com (now defunct, so you might end up in a risky site if you try to find it), which was similar to present-day YouTube.

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Cadmium Acquires EventRebels

Cadmium CD

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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.

Ways to Improve Your Website’s Performance

Byte Technology

In this age of high customer service expectations, same-day delivery, and instant updates, website visitors are less patient to wait for your site to download.

To Build or Buy a Software Solution: Which is Right for You?

Association Analytics

We’ve all heard the catchphrase, “ if we build it, they will come. ” The “it” can be any software solution and “they” can be your staff, members or the general public.

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On Vacation and Offline Until July 24!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Once a year Nonprofit Tech for Good goes offline for two weeks. Tech breaks are essential for healthy minds, hearts, and bodies! We’ll be back online July 24. Thank you for your support this past year and we hope you’ve scheduled some time off this summer too! Social Media

Are You At Risk? How to Stay Safe Online During a Pandemic.

Association TV

In 2020, while the American public was focused on protecting our families from a global pandemic and helping others in need, cybercriminals took advantage of an opportunity to profit from our dependence on technology to go on an Internet crime spree.”.

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Top 10 Tips for Matchmaking and Networking at Your Event

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. Matchmaking is a hot topic right now in the events industry, and it can help your exhibitors make even better connections with attendees. What is matchmaking? It’s a personalized experience for both attendees and exhibitors.

What to expect after launching your new association management system

Nimble AMS

Launching a new association management software (AMS) system is an exciting time for your organization. A new AMS system offers the opportunity for your association to operate more efficiently, drive more revenue, and deliver a better member experience.

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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.

To Build or Buy a Software Solution: Which is Right for You?

Association Analytics

We’ve all heard the catchphrase, “ if we build it, they will come. ” The “it” can be any software solution and “they” can be your staff, members or the general public.

A Day of Blue Sky Thinking—Recapping.orgCommunity’s 2021 Innovation Summit

.orgSource

Greg Larkin, our keynote speaker at.orgCommunity’s July 14 Innovation Summit, was quick to admit that he was feeling a little rusty being in front of an audience for the first time in over a year. “I’m I’m freaking out,” was what he actually said.

Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering Online Appeals and Messaging

Bloomerang

This online appeals post is part two in a six-part series. You can read part one here. In part 1 of this series, I outlined my top six fundraising strategies for 2021: . Investing in digital-first fundraising and marketing communications. Mastering online appeals, user experience and messaging.

14 Nonprofit Books Recommended by Top Industry Experts

Classy

At Classy, one of our core values is to always be learning. Even seasoned fundraisers and nonprofit professionals need to learn new skills and hear new perspectives, and that’s where our reading list comes in.

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.

Cadmium to Ease the Burden of Digital Transformation for Associations and Healthcare Organizations

Cadmium CD

Events & Education Platform to Reduce Operational Costs, Increase Revenue, and Improve Member Retention for Content-Driven Organizations Last year organizations were forced into a sudden and uncomfortable digital transformation fueled by the realities of COVID.

Julia Campbell’s Secret Sauce: Expert Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Qgiv

Julia Campbell has been helping nonprofits make the most of their social media presences for years. She knows what strategies work on social media, what strategies fail, and how nonprofits can use social channels to make a big impact on their community. Julia C. Campbell.

Don’t Fear Your Dirty Data

Association Analytics

The concept of “dirty data” and how to approach it can be daunting. Simply put, dirty data is data that is inaccurate, incomplete, inconsistent, duplicative, or outdated.

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Strategies for Innovation Stop Groundhog Day Thinking

.orgSource

In the movie Groundhog Day, actor Bill Murray is condemned to live the same day of his life over, and over, and over again. Groundhog Day thinking is the seductive loop that lurks in offices and conference rooms tempting us to reject fresh ideas for recycled solutions.

Automation for Nonprofits: 3 Dangerous Pitfalls to Avoid

Candid

How often do you read about the wonders of automation for nonprofits? Chances are, you’ve seen a little bit about this everywhere.

4 Strategies to Increase Donor Loyalty

Bloomerang

Did you know as many as 81% percent of new donors don’t return to give again? And only 43% of all donors remain loyal? Do you know what your retention rates are or how to increase donor loyalty?

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The Ultimate Social Media Guide for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Whenever Kathleen thought about ramping up her nonprofit’s social media presence, she quickly found herself overwhelmed. When she’d started the organization, social media didn’t even exist! She’d invited people to the first. marketing

DonorDrive Launches New Mobile App to Transform the Way People Fundraise for Nonprofits 

DonorDrive

This new release makes DonorDrive the first company to provide a single platform for nonprofits to manage constituent fundraising experiences across both web and mobile platforms

How to Use Data to Drive Your Content Strategy

Association Analytics

Today’s digital world offers tons of channels to share your content, which is great. But it also means tons of content for you to produce and tons of sources to track.

Giving Circles: A new and easy way to discover and join global communities of giving

Charity Navigator

There are over 2,000 giving circles and growing around the world that have engaged at least 150,000 people and given away as much as $1.29 billion. Never heard of a giving circle ? It’s a simple way for individuals to collectively pool their funds and decide together how to donate them.

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8 Ways to Utilize Your Nonprofit's Website

TechSoup

If you are a nonprofit trying to compete in an increasingly saturated market, optimizing your website is one of the most impactful ways to stand apart, spread your mission, and drive donations. Check out this list of eight ways you can utilize your website to grow your organization and outreach.

How To Overcome Nonprofit Imposter Syndrome

Bloomerang

A majority of all adults experience imposter syndrome at some point in their careers; 70% by the latest figures. . It affects professionals of all occupations and backgrounds, with the impact on individuals in the nonprofit community being a significant one. .

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Still Publishing Donor Names? Ditch the List

Blue Avocado

“We nonprofits often put a great deal of time and effort into our annual reports, especially compared with how briefly most recipients will look at them,” begins the Blue Avocado article, The Secret to a High Impact Annual Report.

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“Seeding by ceding”: What we know about the latest group of organizations funded by MacKenzie Scott

Candid

Last month, philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced that she, in partnership with her husband Dan Jewett, donated another $2.74 billion to philanthropic entities.

How to Use Data to Drive Your Content Strategy

Association Analytics

Today’s digital world offers tons of channels to share your content, which is great. But it also means tons of content for you to produce and tons of sources to track.

Every Nonprofit Needs Internal and External Ambassadors

NonProfit PRO

Every person who works for a nonprofit or is associated with an organization internally is an ambassador of that organization by virtue of association. As an employee of The Salvation Army, I wear, with pride, a shirt with the logo of The Salvation Army.

What's Next in Nonprofit Technology

TechSoup

As a man of a certain age now, I'm sad to say that I'm retiring from TechSoup. So I'm eager to do one of my favorite things in all the world — report on what's next for nonprofit technology. We're hopefully on the recovery side of the pandemic now in the U.S.

What You Should Know if You’re Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Bloomerang

Before starting a nonprofit organization, you should understand that the 501(c)(3) designation is just that: a tax designation. It’s not a business model. . Why is that important? To be successful, you must understand that you’re starting a business.

Practical Guide to How Nonprofits Can Create Equity in Organizations and Community

Blue Avocado

In May 2020, when Black Lives Matter protests ignited by the murder of George Floyd erupted across the country, many organizations started becoming more aware of the need to challenge racism and to encourage racial equity in their own spaces.

26 Nonprofit Key Performance Indicators to Measure Impact

Salsa

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