January, 2024

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Why Nonprofit Text Messaging Has Evolved Beyond Text-to-Give in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit text messaging now operates similar to an email program. Here are four reasons this channel has evolved beyond text-to-give.

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5 Essential RFP Writing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alfredo Ramirez , CMO at Prosal – an RFP platform that connects great consultants, nonprofits, and other organizations via RFPs. Request for Proposals (RFPs) are a critical tool for nonprofits seeking services from vendors or consultants. A well-crafted RFP attracts the right partners and lays the foundation for successful projects. Pulling from experience with thousands of RFPs, Prosal shares five best practices to enhance your RFP writing process.

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Getting Started With Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Wild Apricot

With peer-to-peer fundraising, you can leverage your existing community of supporters and tap into their networks to increase revenue. We'll show you everything you need to know to get started.

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Grab This Fundraising Plan Template for New Nonprofits

Get Fully Funded

If you’re starting a new nonprofit, you already know that you need to raise money. What you might not know is that the right fundraising plan template can make the job much easier. In the beginning you may self-fund your fledgling organization. (Many founders do.) Or you may ask your friends, coworkers, and family to give a few bucks. But long term, you can’t run an entire organization from the generosity of only a handful of people.

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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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Recap: Nonprofits & AI – A Conversation with Devi Thomas

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was thrilled to have a conversation with Devi Thomas from Microsoft Philanthropies. She shared a few highlights from Microsoft’s recent nonprofit sector research. We also discussed use cases, benefits, limitations, adoptions, and lots of practical tips. You can watch the video here as well as the human curated resources shared and a Copilot created summary transcript here.

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Math-Free Magic: Understanding Predictive Analytics

Association Analytics

Unless you’re a data analyst or love numbers, predictive analytics are probably two words that scare you. They’re new, unfamiliar, and sound like math. In reality, you don’t have to love math to leverage predictive analytics – it does the hard part for you! Can you imagine having a crystal ball foresee which members will renew and which ones need extra attention?

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New Year’s Resolutions For Your Website in 2024

The MatrixFiles

It’s the New Year and all of us are bubbling over with resolutions. So many of us resolve to exercise more, be kinder, spend more time with family, and so on. What about our websites? Shouldn’t we have resolutions for making our websites, email, and social media accounts better? I am a big fan of Dan Pink, author of the best-selling books Drive , When , The Power of Regret , and so many others.

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Practical, Actionable SEO Tips for Nonprofits

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. Search Engine Optimization. You’ve heard many (many) times that all your nonprofit’s blog and site content should be optimized to drive traffic. But when you’re lean on resources and human power, just producing blog posts and updating your website feels like a miracle, never mind SEO or a content strategy.

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How to Plan a Fundraising Gala: 10 Planning Tips + 5 Elegant Ideas

Wild Apricot

Learn how to plan a fundraising gala from start to finish. These charity fundraiser ideas will elevate your event, engage donors and maximize impact.

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How the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) boosts member trust with technology

Nimble AMS

How much do your members trust your association? According to Community Brands Association Trends research, 84% of association professionals see building trust as a top priority. But how can your association boost member trust and solidify your industry reputation? Let technology do the heavy lifting—leverage modern association management software to enhance the staff and member experience and build trust in your organization.

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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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Using Your Data to Improve Member Engagement – 2/28/24

Association Analytics

The post Using Your Data to Improve Member Engagement – 2/28/24 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Make The Most of P2P Fundraising In 2024

NonProfit PRO

Supercharge your peer-to-peer fundraising this year by joining hundreds of nonprofit professionals at P2PForum24 in Philadelphia from February 21-23. Whether you’re a senior leader or staff member, this is the place to learn from experts and your colleagues at other organizations. Join us for a gathering that will help you improve your program’s performance in this critical year.

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Google and Yahoo’s 2024 Email Policy Updates: What You Need to Know

The MatrixFiles

2024 is shaping up to be THE year of safer email, starting with big email authentication policy updates from Google and Yahoo, which will take effect on February 1st, 2024. These policy changes will impact what email Google and Yahoo will accept and deliver to their users’ inboxes, in an effort to decrease spam and spoofing. These changes primarily affect bulk email senders , which are defined as any email sender/domain that sends 5,000 or more messages to personal accounts within a 24-hour peri

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How Nonprofits Can Leverage Organic Social Media to Increase Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Brynne Krispin is a social media strategist for nonprofits and small businesses. Working with NGOs, thought leaders, and policymakers in DC for the last decade, she specializes in getting people to care about complex issues that might otherwise get ignored. Her team at Cause Fokus uses empathy-based marketing to turn passive audiences into loyal advocates.

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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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The Moves Management Guide for Nonprofits: 6 Simple Steps + Top Tips

Wild Apricot

The moves management process is what guides your donors through the giving cycle. Learn the top moves and strategies to boost your next fundraising campaign.

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Six steps for your association to adopt new technology

Nimble AMS

Change can be a challenge. And encouraging your staff to adopt new association management software can prove to be even more challenging. However, if it’s time for your association to adopt new technology, it will become crucial to get your employees on board with the change. Read our blog for change management tips and get your staff ready to embrace new software. 6 change management strategies to empower your association staff Change fatigue can be a real pain point at any organization.

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Your FEC Filing Checklist

Donorbox

If you’re raising funds as part of a political campaign in the United States, you may be required to file with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC filing can feel overwhelming, with several requirements in place to ensure the integrity of the federal campaign finance process. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of FEC […] The post Your FEC Filing Checklist appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Quest for Quality: Your Guide to Overcoming Data Obstacles for Business Success

NonProfit PRO

The first obstacle in any quest for clean data is knowing what’s in it. Download this ebook to learn how data profiling can help you find, fix & monitor the bad data in your system to boost donor engagement, optimize fundraising efforts, and improve decision-making. Plus, learn how to overcome other common data obstacles to achieve a complete 360-degree customer view.

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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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Funders, do you have Main Character Syndrome and are engaging in crappy funding practices? We’re coming for you!

Nonprofit AF

[Image description: A duck, photoshopped onto a background that looks like they’re stepping out from behind a sheet of wrinkled purple paper, kind of like how someone would step onto the stag…

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New! 2024 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Customized for small nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the 2024 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising program covers the fundamentals of website design, email marketing, online fundraising, and social media for nonprofits. Based on 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the certificate program provides six hours of training and costs $100 USD.

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Highlights from Candid’s most popular philanthropic resources in 2023?

Candid

As the saying goes, “knowledge is power.” At Candid, we believe that sharing and learning from one another helps empower our sector’s collective success.  Candid’s Issue Lab is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing social sector knowledge. This vast library contains more than 34,000 freely available philanthropic resources authored by organizations in our sector—including reports, case studies, surveys, toolkits, and more.

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How the Salesforce AppExchange redefines association management software

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is built on the Salesforce platform. A major perk of having your a ssociation m anagement s oftware (AMS) built on the world’s top CRM platform is being connected to the Salesforce ecosystem. Choosing Nimble AMS and connecting to the Salesforce ecosystem helps you extend your system, ensuring you always have a solution for your next challenge.

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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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Building financial resources that support your mission

Charity Village

What can you do in your organization when the nonprofit sector is in crisis? Everyone plays a crucial role—whether you’re the Executive Director, a staff member, or a Board member. The goal is to find ways to ensure your organization has the financial resources needed to deliver on your mission, especially as needs are growing […] The post Building financial resources that support your mission appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Elevate Fundraising: Corporate Matching Gifts & Donor Acquisition

NonProfit PRO

Register Now and join us on Wednesday, January 24th, 2024, for, "Innovate to Elevate: Breakthroughs in Donor Acquisition with Matching Gifts, Personalized Touchpoints, and Advanced Fundraising Strategies." Explore easy strategies for implementing a successful matching gift program. Discover how matching gifts can be a key tool for acquiring new donors.

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How to Use Charity Navigator for Nonprofits

Donorbox

Improving donor trust is a big fundraising trend these days, and for good reason. Most donors feel a need to believe that organizations will do what they promise to do in order to feel comfortable giving their hard-earned money. Charity Navigator rates nonprofits on a variety of topics to provide an overall charity score that […] The post How to Use Charity Navigator for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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[Free Webinar] The Power of Technology for Your Nonprofit’s Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits who hold golf events know they’re a great way to raise mission-critical funds, connect with supporters, expand your donor base, and raise awareness about your cause. In short, golf helps nonprofits do more good. Golf events also come with a number of moving pieces and parts to manage to ensure a professional, successful event and positive fundraising outcomes.

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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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Five green flags for funders in your grant proposal

Candid

Last year, we shared our crowdsourced list of red flags that funders look for in grant proposals—the things that immediately reveal the weak points in an application and raise questions about the organization’s credibility. Not surprisingly, the question we got most in response to that article was: What are green flags for funders? A green flag is anything that would immediately signal to a funder that the nonprofit is a strong candidate for funding.

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Learn how the American Bankers Association (ABA) exceeds organizational goals

Nimble AMS

Is your association wondering if it’s time to upgrade your association management software? Maybe you’ve heard about Nimble AMS but were curious to learn more about which organizations leverage the platform. For over a decade, Nimble AMS has been empowering enterprise-level associations. Our team is dedicated to being a trusted technology partner to help trailblazing organizations focus on their missions.

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A Day in Your Life With Outsourced Back Office Functions

Charity Village

On March 7, join us for a free webinar to learn about outsourcing non-core functions. Outsourcing non-core functions can be an excellent way to save money, get more or better results and free up time so your team can focus on the organization’s core mission. The question many nonprofits face is, “How do we get started?” and […] The post A Day in Your Life With Outsourced Back Office Functions appeared first on CharityVillage.

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The Journey to Nonprofit Leadership as a Woman

NonProfit PRO

Here's a look at my journey to becoming a leader in the nonprofit world as a woman, and what the sector should take away from my experiences.

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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.