September, 2023

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The Not-So-Secret Way to Power Your Nonprofit’s Future Growth

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jessica Fox , writer at Eventgroove – a one-stop, integrated platform for events, fundraisers, and e-commerce driven to help its customers amplify their brand and reach their goals. As a small nonprofit organizer, you want to do more good work. But you’re already hustling as hard as possible to build support, raise money, and make a difference. How do you do more and grow your nonprofit without a fleet of minions?

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5 Ways to Give Your Nonprofit’s Email Newsletter a Makeover

NonProfit PRO

When marketers think of their email newsletters, they may be placing too much emphasis on “news” and not enough on the “letter” aspect, and Ann Handley, chief content officer at MarketingProfs, sees this as an opportunity. Here are five email newsletter makeover tips that she shared.

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Strategic Planning with Your Organization: The Why, The What and The How

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: September 21, 2023 Summary: Strategic Planning may be something your organization does actively, may be brand new to you, or may be somewhere in between. Wherever you are in the continuum, this workshop will give you something you can use immediately! During this session, participants can expect to be actively engaged while […] The post Strategic Planning with Your Organization: The Why, The What and The How appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Finding Data Insights: What Would You Do If You Knew?

Association Analytics

Finding insights and turning them into action is how associations stay relevant and valuable to members. And that’s what analytics is all about. Analytics sh.

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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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30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey.

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Dreamforce 2023: 3 big takeaways for association professionals

Nimble AMS

Dreamforce 2023 was a blast! Our Nimble AMS team had a wonderful time connecting with all 200,000+ Salesforce trailblazers in San Franciso. Didn’t make it to #DF23? No worries! Our Nimble AMS trailblazers have three key takeaways for your organization. Dreamforce 2023 is over but the magic lives on. Catch #DF23 on-demand and discover all things Salesforce.

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10 Top Strategies to Grab Your Nonprofit’s Mid-level Fundraising Opportunity

NonProfit PRO

Are you making the mistake of focusing all of your energy on donor acquisition and major gift fundraising, largely ignoring the fertile middle of your database? This is a big missed opportunity. There’s gold in the mid-level hills, but you won’t find it unless you go digging.

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Vital and invisible as air: An appreciation of nonprofit professionals

Nonprofit AF

[Image description: A grassy hill, linted with pine trees, standing before a mountain. This was taken by me on a trip to Mt. Rainier. I had altitude sickness and could barely breathe!

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Making the Case for Analytics to Secure Your Slice of the Budget Pie

Association Analytics

Data-driven decision-making isn’t just a trendy phrase; it’s here to stay and essential for any organization’s success these days. Especially in associations, analytics can provide invaluable insights, guiding strategies and shaping outcomes. However, the hurdle remains: how do you convince the powers-that-be to earmark a slice of the budget for analytics?

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How to Write A Donation Letter (+ Examples & Template)

Wild Apricot

Learn how to write the perfect donation letter by understanding the ins and outs of appeals, following simple best practices, and referencing these two stellar examples.

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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.

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Introducing the 2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: September 14. Summary: We have released a brand new, fully updated edition of our popular Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report – the most comprehensive of its kind in the country! This robust, compensation study focuses exclusively on charities and nonprofits in Canada and collects compensation and profile data for six […] The post Introducing the 2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report appeared first on CharityVillage.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Nonprofit’s Google Ad Grants Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by Network for Good – an easy-to-use all-in-one nonprofit fundraising platform. What Metrics to Review When Analyzing Your Campaign Your campaign(s) up and running, it’s time to assess whether your campaign is performing up to par. We recommend running your campaign for at least a week to get sufficient data before analyzing performance. After a week, review the following data points: 1) CTR (Click-Through-Rate): The CTR is the number of times your ad is clicked on after it is visible

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Why Volunteer Engagement Is Essential to Fulfilling Your Fundraising Potential

NonProfit PRO

Two trends in the nonprofit world suggest we are facing a crisis: the declining number of donors and declining number of volunteers. Here are some reasons volunteers are so important for nonprofits' fundraising goals, and some guidance on what you should consider to get them engaged.

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Why Empathy is the Key to Outstanding Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

By Beth Kanter & Joan Garry Leading with empathy is one of the most effective ways to avoid burnout at your nonprofit. Joan Garry and I had the joy of collaborating on this article together based on a conversation we had recently. [Click here to learn more about Joan’s Nonprofit Leadership Lab or check out my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout ] Over our years as thought leaders in the field of nonprofit leadership and well-being, and as a nonprofit leadership coach, b

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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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Tips for nonprofits from Candid’s year of TikTok, Instagram Reels, and YouTube Shorts 

Candid

Today, we are celebrating our first anniversary of short-form video on TikTok , Instagram Reels , and YouTube Shorts. What began as a three-month experiment has now blossomed into a consistent social media video production program. While we are definitely not experts (every day we discover something new), we wanted to share what we have learned over the past year doing social media video.

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The Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits in 2023

Wild Apricot

These top social media tools will help your nonprofit grow your online presence, all while saving time and money.

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Beyond the snowflake report: A case against financial and outcomes accounting tailored to individual donors and funders

Nonprofit AF

[Image description: A closeup of a beautiful and intricate snowflake, clear in color, perching on some ice crystals.

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[Free Webinar] Five Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2024

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Wendy Mercurio , Content & Education Specialist at Qgiv Preparing for the year ahead can be an exciting time for fundraisers. Reflecting on past successes and areas of improvement can rejuvenate any development team. To best allocate resources for the upcoming year, it’s crucial to know what’s trending in the world of philanthropy.

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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 Nonprofits Can Capitalize on Strategic Partnerships for Long-Term Sustainability

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits are continuously challenged with limited resources and highly competitive funding opportunities for program sustainability and growth. However, they often overlook the great value of community support and strategic partnerships, in alignment with a nonprofit’s mission, to leverage additional funding.

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Creating a Culture of Learning: Strategies for Organizations to Foster Continuous Education

Gyrus

A learning culture is an environment that demonstrates and encourages individual and organizational learning, and where both gaining and sharing knowledge is prioritized, valued, and rewarded.

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12 free nonprofit books to help you achieve year-end fundraising success

Candid

It’s that time of year again, where we trade in our flip flops for sweaters and pumpkin-spiced lattes. Autumn brings more than a colorful display of leaves changing, though. It also signals the arrival of a season of significant generosity—with nearly 37% of giving occurring in the final three months of the year. We’ve curated a nonprofit reading list to help your organization make the most out of this charitable time of year.

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Giving Tuesday 2023: FAQ + How to Create a SMASH Campaign in 16 Steps

Wild Apricot

Here’s your all-in-one FAQ about Giving Tuesday and some key tips to rock your campaign for #GivingTuesday 2023!

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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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X, Formerly Twitter, Sues Group Calling Out Hate Speech on Platform

Non Profit Quarterly

Image Credit: Jon Tyson on unsplash.com X Corp, the company formerly known as Twitter, sued a nonprofit dedicated to exposing and counteracting digital hate speech which has published research critical of the tech company’s handling of hate speech on its platform. Founded in 2018, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) seeks to “stop the spread of online hate and misinformation,” especially on large online platforms like X Corp, Meta, TikTok, and others, through original research.

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[Free Webinar] Activate Your Board Members This Giving Tuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Giving Tuesday has the potential of being an effective peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. However, many organizations struggle to get Board members meaningfully involved, if at all. Board members, by and large, report that they want to meaningfully help the organization they service. This free webinar will explore strategies to engage Board members based on their unique skill sets, personalities, and networks.

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Nonprofit Job Vacancies Persist for Third Straight Year

NonProfit PRO

The nonprofit sector has not been immune to the challenges presented by the job market over the past three years. In light of this, the National Council of Nonprofits has released striking findings from its second Nonprofit Workforce Survey in a new report.

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Create a Lasting Impression with a Donor Appreciation Event

Donorbox

Most nonprofits thank their donors with acknowledgment letters or a donor wall. Some organizations also offer name recognition on rooms or buildings for their major donors. Nonprofits that take this recognition to the next level with donor appreciation events will see an increase in donor retention and form stronger relationships with their supporters.

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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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A crash course on trends analysis using Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set 

Candid

One of the most common reasons people analyze Candid’s grant data is to understand year-over-year giving trends in the sector. To do so, it’s easy to assume that the best place to start is with as much data as possible. So, you may be surprised to learn that when we do trends analyses at Candid, we often don’t start with our full data set. Instead, we rely on a data set called the Foundation 1000.

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How should you approach GivingTuesday?

Big Duck

Discover the various forms of generosity and embrace an abundant spirit on GivingTuesday. Uncover ways to make a meaningful difference.

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Tips and tricks for dealing with bizsplaining trolls who think nonprofits are inferior to for-profits

Nonprofit AF

[An adorable little ferret, with tannish/brownish coat, crouching on a tree stump. They look inquisitive. Image by ambquinn on Pixabay] Hi everyone, a quick note before we get started.

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[Recordings] Earn a 2023 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts March 27, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate in 2023 — you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in August and September 2023: [$30] August 23 Recording: Website & Email Marketing Best Practices [$30] September 6 Recording: Online Fundraising Best Practices [$30] September 20 Recording: Social Media Best Practic

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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.