May, 2024

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5 Specific Risks and 5 Actions to Help Prevent Nonprofit Fraud

NonProfit PRO

Some nonprofits overlook the significance of a strong accounting department. When thinking about accounting, look out for these fraud risks.

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9 tech grants for your nonprofit in 2024

DonorDock

Discover 9 tech grants for your nonprofit in 2024! From funding for donor management and design tools to website overhauls and hardware purchases, these grants can help propel your organization forward!

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COMPLETE GUIDE: AI Adoption for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

This guide will pull back the curtain to AI for nonprofits, sharing everything you need to know about incorporating it into your organization. Dive into ethical AI adoption, everyday AI use cases, and popular AI tools for nonprofits and how to use them.

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How to Prevent Donor Fatigue in a Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Donor fatigue is real, and it’s hurting lots of small nonprofits that are over asking their donors without balancing those asks with enough feel-good interactions. Some experts say donor fatigue is a myth. Others say it’s an excuse used by lazy fundraisers to justify their poor results. I say it’s a real phenomenon that occurs when fundraisers are so focused on the money that they forget where the money comes from.

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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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The Use of AI in Fundraising: Maximizing Donations with Data-Driven Asks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stasia Hural , Digital Marketing Lead at Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. In today’s fundraising sector, technology is vital. AI is becoming increasingly important in fundraising. Using AI isn’t just a passing trend; it’s essential for nonprofits looking to make a bigger impact.

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Best practices for a successful AMS implementation and launch

Nimble AMS

Is your organization preparing to adopt new technology ? The prospect can be ch a lleng ing. Choosing the right association management software (AMS) is a major decision. Your organization needs to do its research before deciding on the right technology for your staff and members. Additionally, you need to prepare for a successful project implementation and the launch of your new AMS.

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Grant Budgeting: Tips for Maximizing Funding Opportunities

The NonProfit Times

By Jackie Sue Griffin Securing grant funding is crucial to a nonprofit’s growth, and it starts with crafting a well-planned and realistic budget. In this article, we’ll explore effective grant budgeting strategies that nonprofits can implement to strengthen their grant applications, increase their chances of success, and ultimately, make a greater impact in their communities.

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Donor-Advised Funds Soar in Popularity as Nonprofits Successfully Engage New Donors

NonProfit PRO

Our DAF roundup includes the four biggest reporting DAF charities sharing year-over-year grant totals, as well as a look at how this revenue stream is impacting nonprofits.

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Elevate Your Membership Management

Bloomerang

In the dynamic world of nonprofits, managing supporters effectively often feels like juggling too many tasks at once. But what if you could simplify this? Imagine harnessing the power of unified data to streamline operations, boost engagement, and drive retention. Enter Bloomerang Membership Management , a feature-rich add-on that merges donor and membership data seamlessly, helping you create a holistic engagement strategy.

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2024 Social Media Statistics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A supplemental post to 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the statistics listed below can guide your nonprofit in creating and maintaining a successful social media strategy. Facebook Facebook has 3.05 billion monthly active users of which 65% access the site daily and spend an average of 40 minutes per day on the platform. [ HootSuite ] By 2027, Facebook will reach 75% of the world’s population and is currently the world’s third most trafficked website after

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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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How to foster a culture of accountability with your association staff

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for insights into how to build and lead high performing teams at your association? It all comes down to how you foster a culture of accountability with your team members. With over 20 years of experience in B2B, B2B2C, and B2G technology space and over 10 years of executive leadership, I have extensive understanding in how to lead cross-functional teams.

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Food Banks Canada released the 2024 Poverty Report Cards

Charity Village

Food Banks Canada released the 2024 Poverty Report Cards, which provide an overview of how well poverty reduction efforts are trending at the provincial, territorial, and federal government levels. The Report Cards explore poverty across Canada and highlight areas of improvement for social policy. Food Banks Canada has employed a framework for grading based on […] The post Food Banks Canada released the 2024 Poverty Report Cards appeared first on CharityVillage.

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Customizable Nonprofit Software

DonorDock

Discover how nonprofits can navigate the customization dilemma by finding the right balance with their software. Learn strategies for evaluating necessity, prioritizing simplicity, optimizing processes, and leveraging data-driven insights for continuous improvement.

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Nonprofits Can Now Apply for Grants of up to $50,000 to Further Climate Solutions

NonProfit PRO

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced that nonprofit organizations can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 from the utility's SoCal Climate Champions Grant program.

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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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What to know about U.S. nonprofit sector demographics 

Candid

What’s the demographic composition of the U.S. nonprofit sector—in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status? Are staff, leaders, and board members equally diverse? How does leadership diversity vary by organization size, revenue, subsector, and state? How do majority BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) nonprofits fare compared with majority white-led ones?

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Boy Scouts Of America Rebrands To Scouting America

The NonProfit Times

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which in recent years has been rocked by declining participation, a coronavirus pandemic that limited in-person gatherings, sexual abuse litigation and Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for the national organization, is being rebranded. As of February 8, 2025, the Irving, Texas-based national organization will be known as Scouting America.

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5 reasons to attend Xperience 2024

Nimble AMS

Have you registered for one of the most exciting events in the association industry? You won’t want to miss Xperience 2024 in Las Vegas on September 23-26! Join Community Brands experts and industry peers to explore exciting product features and the latest technological innovations designed for associations and event professionals. During our three-day event, you’ll hear powerful stories and gain interactive product training to enhance your organization’s efficiency and amplify your mission.

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Global Philanthropic Canada releases Women Leading Philanthropy Report

Charity Village

Global Philanthropic Canada released the fifth in its series of Knowledge Creation Reports, Women Leading Philanthropy: Celebrating the impact, leadership and forward-thinking of women in the philanthropic sector, by Dionne Malcolm. In a landscape where philanthropy often goes unrecognized, undervalued, and underfunded, one demographic stands out as the driving force behind the transformative change, needed […] The post Global Philanthropic Canada releases Women Leading Philanthropy Report

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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 write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck

Hands on Fundraising

You’ve been working hard on that last campaign. And now, you have new gifts! After the celebration, you begin to wonder. How can you write a thank you that works? Where do you start? Here’s my quick thank you letter how-to First, a confession: I used to write rote, boring, perfunctory thank you letters. And […] The post How to write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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California Amends Digital Fundraising Regulation

NonProfit PRO

California recently amended a law regulating digital fundraising platforms. Here are some of the changes nonprofits should look out for.

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12 Free Resources for Scrappy Fundraisers

DonorPerfect

I have five hours a week and no budget. Here’s how I fundraise. If you’re the type of person who hates when recipes include the author’s entire life story and 20,000 words about how much they love an expensive brand of butter, then this blog is for you. As a volunteer fundraiser for a community Read More » The post 12 Free Resources for Scrappy Fundraisers appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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MacArthur Offers $100 Million For One Good Program

The NonProfit Times

Round Three of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million 100&Change competition has launched with roughly 1,000 nonprofits expected to vie for the winner take all award. Think of it this way, the chance of winning the Powerball lottery is one in 292.2 million. The competition is open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world, according to Chris Cardona, MacArthur’s managing director, discovery, exploration, and programs.

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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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How to successfully implement a vision at your association

Nimble AMS

As association leaders, we know it’s a vital part of your work to be on the lookout for the latest strategies and best practices to implement a vision across your organization. Without a strategic vision on where you’re going, it will be impossible to get there! This has a negative impact on your staff and your members. Navigating change and effectively communicating with your teams during the process will determine success and avoid the challenges.

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Grant writing dos and don’ts

Charity Village

Writing grants is a highly sought-after skill in many nonprofits, and can be overwhelming for those just getting started. Grant writing requires a strategic approach to knowledge and demands more than just a compelling idea. In this article, I’ll delve into the dos and don’ts of grant writing and provide a basic oversight that will […] The post Grant writing dos and don’ts appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Change Management for Grantmakers: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Journey to Better Grantmaking

sgEngage

In early 2022, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy began an organization-wide grants change management review. The goal was to become better grantmakers by completing a review of our practices, processes and forms. We incorporated learnings and feedback from grantee partners. We also ensured that we reflected industry best practices for funders and our own organizational values were embedded deeper into our grantmaking practices and partnerships.

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Philanthropy Facilitators Make It Easy for People to Give

NonProfit PRO

When you don’t make it easy for donors to choose to support your charity, they'll choose not to. Here's how to encourage their support.

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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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Seven More Deadly Sins of Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Collective

In this post, I talked about the Seven Deadly Sins of Sponsorship. I got a lot of great feedback on the post, as many sponsorship seekers felt like they learned a lot. Well, guess what?

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Class Action Denied In Blackbaud Data Breach Case

The NonProfit Times

A plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a Blackbaud data breach case has been rejected by a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Columbia Division. Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. indicated that a method proposed by the plaintiffs’ expert had not shown how class members would be determined. By some counts, the class size could have reached 1.5 billion members, reflecting the number of records compromised.

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How to: Silent Auction Bid Sheets

Greater Giving

Silent Auction Bid Sheets: The Secret Weapon of Your Next Fundraising Event Planning a silent auction? You’ve secured fantastic items, and the anticipation is building! To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for your guests, consider using well-designed silent auction bid sheets. These sheets aren’t just for tracking bids – they’re a chance to make a positive impact on your donors.

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Good Works released the 2024 Direct Mail Benchmarks report

Charity Village

The 2024 Canadian Direct Mail Benchmarks report is here! Good Works is thrilled to once again bring you this totally free report, packed with all-Canadian data to help you measure your direct mail program against yourself, and against the sector. This year’s report is made possible by 49 amazing participating charities who shared their […] The post Good Works released the 2024 Direct Mail Benchmarks report 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.