April, 2024

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6 Strategies to Boost Donation Revenue for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

The past couple of years have represented a challenging time for nonprofit fundraising. Individual giving declined in 2022 , and 70% of nonprofits expect giving to continue to decrease or remain flat. In difficult circumstances, it’s helpful to return to the fundraising basics to ensure you’re making the most of tried and true strategies to boost your nonprofit’s donation revenue.

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8 Artificial Intelligence Concepts & Terms for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Patrick Ciccarelli , Founder & CEO of Varsity Technologies – a Certified B-Corp and Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) providing first-class IT solutions tailored to the nonprofit sector to help mitigate risk and support their mission. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming various sectors, including the nonprofit realm. It is essential for nonprofit professionals to grasp the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with this field.

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How to Get Funding for a Nonprofit: Tips on Tapping into 12 Top Funding Sources

Wild Apricot

Knowing how to get funding for a nonprofit is the first step towards success! Discover the pros & cons of the most common nonprofit funding sources.

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Nonprofit work and its toll on our physical health, and what we need to do about it

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. It’s been four years since I left being a nonprofit executive director and became “Financially Untethered” (FU), and.

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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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Still Confused About AI, Learn the Facts A-Bot Us!

.orgSource

How many articles about AI have you read? Too many? Despite all the information, are you still a little confused about where this adventure is going? Let me begin with a disclaimer. Generative AI is not a gift that lends itself to neat packaging. The beauty of this technology is its limitless potential. Exploring those possibilities can take you on a trip down a deep and twisty rabbit hole.

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The Impact of MacKenzie Scott’s Open Call Grants

NonProfit PRO

MacKenzie Scott recently awarded $640 million as part of her open call for grant applications. Here's the impact it's already having.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts October 23, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate now, you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in March and April 2024. Customized for nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the certificate program covers the fundamentals of website and email marketing, online fundraising, and social media for nonprofi

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Today is National Telephone Day!

VisionLink

On April 25th, we observe National Telephone Day. Around the world, there are about 9.8 billion mobile phones. And while some predicted the landline to be obsolete by 2020, there are still about 930 million landlines worldwide. Globally, more than 1.5 billion calls are made every second! (source: sellcell) National Telephone Day is a great day to highlight two essential telephone numbers: 211 and 988.

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The Top 15 Member Retention Strategies to Grow Your Community in 2024

Wild Apricot

Retaining your membership base saves money on recruitment and helps build a lasting community. Get inspired by these 15 member retention strategies!

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Disruption Sunny Side Up 

.orgSource

Disruption gets a bad rap. We are quick to see it as a faceless villain itching to lay waste to our future prospects. But shattering the status quo is positive and necessary. We call that type of change innovation. It happens when smart people with guts and irrepressible creative energy are left to their own devices. Greg Larkin, who was a guest on a recent Association 4.0 podcast , is one of those iconoclasts.

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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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7 Types of Donors That Could Be Your Next Major Gift Prospect

NonProfit PRO

If you’re always looking externally for your next major gift prospect, you may overlook a loyal supporter already in your database. Here are seven types of donors your nonprofit can locate internally.

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7 steps to advance your volunteer program with your online member community

Nimble AMS

Volunteers are an important part of your association! You likely leverage your association management software (AMS) to manage, recruit, retain, and engage your member volunteers. But have you considered leveraging your online member community to give your volunteer program a boost? Read our blog for seven tips to use your online member community to enhance your volunteer program!

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5 Reasons Tech is a Must-Have for Marketing Your Nonprofit’s Golf Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Marketing your nonprofit’s golf tournament makes up the largest phase of event planning. Casting a wide net to attract the right golfers, sponsors, and supporters is key to making the tournament a success and raising the most money possible for your mission.

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CanadaHelps’ 2024 Giving Report reveals the number of Canadians donating to charity hits lowest point in recent history

Charity Village

CanadaHelps released the seventh edition of The Giving Report, an annual look at the charitable sector and the state of giving. The Giving Report 2024: From Disconnection to Collective Action highlights significant declines in the number of Canadians donating to charities, while thousands of charities struggle to meet heightened demand for their services, and the […] The post CanadaHelps’ 2024 Giving Report reveals the number of Canadians donating to charity hits lowest point in rece

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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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46 Unique Nonprofit Software Tools to Bring You Success in 2024!

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit software simplifies, automates and powers up your daily tasks. Accounting software, fundraising tools, CRM solutions, analytics and more!

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Creating clarity about vital community services

Big Duck

Related Content CampaignsParent Project Muscular DystrophyEngaging the community to raise funds BrandsNew York City Campaign Finance BoardUsing research to bring out more voters BrandsBlue EngineBuilding a brand for change BrandsKeshetBuilding a brand for a thriving organization BrandsShriver Center on Poverty Law Shaping a unified voice for a national audience

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Jewish Nonprofit Boards Perform Well But Need to Diversify, Build Stronger Cultures

NonProfit PRO

A new report shows that Jewish nonprofit boards perform well but could build stronger cultures, diversify, and improve in other ways.

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Donor-Centric Fundraising: 4 Ways to Personalize Appeals

DonorDock

Elevate your fundraising game with donor-centric strategies. Check out four practical ways to personalize donation appeals and connect with your audience.

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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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[Free Mini Webinar] 5 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (20 Minutes) Cost: Free Presented by: Tereza Litsa Nonprofits are spending more time on LinkedIn this year to raise awareness for their cause, build thought leadership, and engage with corporate partners. The best way to make the most out of the channel is to leverage your personal profile. In this free 20-minute webinar , you will learn best practices on how to build your personal brand on LinkedIn.

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Nominations now open for the 2024 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

Charity Village

Women and Gender Equality Canada (WAGE) announced that nominations are now open for the 2024 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case. The Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case, established in 1979 for the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Persons Case in Canada, honour recipients annually, including at least one […] The post Nominations now open for the 2024 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case appeared fi

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Youth community service: Belonging, reciprocity, and agency 

Candid

How do young people today see their role in making the world a better place, and what are the implications for the social sector? A report from the Center for Expanding Leadership & Opportunity (CELO) and The Allstate Foundation explores how Gen Z is expanding the definition of “community service” and seeking to maximize impact—for themselves and the communities they serve.

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A Volunteer Hour In U.S. Jumps To $33.49

The NonProfit Times

The value of a volunteer hour in the United States during 2023 was $33.49, up $4.95 from 2020. It’s a 5.3% increase from 2022. The value is estimated from data collected in 2023, the figure illustrates the valuable and significant contributions volunteers make every day to support our communities and nation. In a state-by-state comparison and including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Massachusetts had the highest volunteer value at $40.97 per hour, followed closely by Washington

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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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U.S. Postal Service Recommends New Prices for July 2024

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service proposed mailing services price changes, including a five-cent bump in the cost of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp.

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Your guide to tracking and reporting donations in-kind

DonorDock

Unlock the power of in-kind donations for your nonprofit! Dive into our comprehensive guide on tracking, reporting, and acknowledging these invaluable contributions. Learn essential strategies to streamline your process and maximize your impact. Don't miss out—start optimizing your nonprofit's growth today!

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Let Data Drive Your Decisions

Bloomerang

Is your organization feeling the changes in our economy, society, and communities? Are you a leader feeling the pressure to meet these challenges? Fortunately, data can help you make good decisions during uncertain times. Living in uncertain times Recent events have led to uncertainty in today’s world. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to pivot to survive.

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Canadian employees show uncertainty over AI adoption, new survey from Technation

Charity Village

Technation released a new study, which saw 2000 respondents surveyed on their thoughts pertaining to AI adoption in the workplace. Conflicting stances became apparent, with 57% of respondents perceiving AI as beneficial, whilst 61% believe it could be a threat. Some additional key findings were underscored, including 43% of Canadian employees having little to no knowledge […] The post Canadian employees show uncertainty over AI adoption, new survey from Technation appeared first on Charity

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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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How to raise money for an arts organization

Hands on Fundraising

Are arts organizations different? I spent the better part of my nonprofit career at arts organizations. My love of theater brought me into the nonprofit world. So I know more than a little about raising money for an arts organization. Let me tell you a little story. One day I was talking with people at […] The post How to raise money for an arts organization appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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March 2024’s Most Memorable Activations

The Sponsorship Collective

And whoosh, March disappears just like that. There was so much fun along the way, such as SXSW 2024 in Austin, which is always a good time. As I did last month, and the month before that, I want to take this time to assess which activations made the largest splash in March and why.

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Study: With Donor-Advised Funds, Unexpected Giving Leads Donors to Expand Their Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

A new study on donor-advised funds revealed increased long-term and responsive giving, as well as other donor behaviors and sentiments.

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Using Ad Libraries to Understand Nonprofit Competition

Whole Whale

Leveraging ad libraries can provide valuable insights into competitors’ strategies, industry trends, and best practices, helping nonprofits refine their own ad campaigns and messaging. By identifying potential partners, ensuring compliance, and measuring impact, nonprofits can maximize the effectiveness of their digital advertising efforts. Ultimately, investing time in exploring ad libraries can lead to more successful campaigns, increased engagement, and greater impact for the nonprofit&

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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.