December, 2018

2018’s Top Trends in Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

From another record-breaking #GivingTuesday to the power of women’s philanthropy, 2018 has been a year replete with new movements and all-time highs. Take a look below to discover the Blackbaud Institute’s top trends that reverberated across the social good sector this year.

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AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

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2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

At this age of the modern century, technology has emerged tremendously with new technological inventions and latest apps existing in the technological sectors. At the heart of the digital invention is technology where gadgets, software, and apps came into existence.

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7 Tips for a Successful Content Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

Many nonprofit organizations are unaware of the impact content marketing can have on enhancing awareness, creating brand loyalty and generating revenue.

10 Things That Will Help You Set A Winning Strategy for 2019

Frogloop

The team at Care2 has put together a list of 10 favorite resources to help you set a killer strategy for 2019. Some contain big ideas, others are more tactical. All of them we love and hope you will too

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Navigating Power Dynamics to Create “Sticky” Relationships

Connection Cafe

In our last npENGAGE post , we shared some advice for establishing a trusting corporate volunteer relationship that results in not only great project outcomes, but also sets the foundation for a successful long term partnership.

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Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Becky Brooks , Director of Communications at Animoto , an online video maker that makes it easy to create marketing videos for social media and beyond. Facebook has, for a couple years now, committed to making their platforms “video first.” Unsurprisingly, other networks followed suit.

Top 20 Tech Sites That SocialFish Follows

SocialFish

At this age of the modern century, technology has emerged tremendously with new technological inventions and latest apps existing in the technological sectors. At the heart of the digital invention is technology where gadgets, software, and apps came into existence. People utilize technology for granted and to keep themselves updated. As this year is coming to an end, here are the top 20 recognized tech websites in the world that we follows. What are we waiting for?

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How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

NonProfit Hub

Some organizations’ causes don’t attract donations as much as solving world hunger or helping abused animals, but it doesn’t mean they’re any less important. If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these tips could help. Ask, ask, ask.

5 Corporate Philanthropy Examples to Inspire Your CSR Strategy

Givinga

Sixty-four percent of consumers are “extremely likely” to buy from a company that takes a stand on social issues. That’s part of the reason many companies are developing corporate social responsibility (CSR), strategies and integrating them into their overall business strategy.

Nonprofit Board Leadership: Advice for Companies and Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

I recently had the pleasure of attending a Better World Leadership event in NYC at which Alice Korngold presented the findings of the 2018 Nonprofit Board Leadership Study.

How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

No, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “ Enough! Let’s Move On.” ” It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives.

12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. She also works part time as Head of Digital for Barnardos Ireland and does freelance consulting. .

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Apply Now for the World's Best Museum Job: Mine.

Museum 2.0

Hey, you. Yeah you, generous community builder. You, brilliant manager. You, fearless fundraiser. You, playful leader. It's time to make your dreams a reality and apply to become the next executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH).

How to Connect With 20-Somethings, by a 20-Something

NonProfit Hub

We’ve been receiving a lot inquiries about how to engage with young people, specifically those in their 20s. It’s a reasonable request—before we know it, these folks will be the executive directors, board presidents, donors and volunteers of the nonprofit world.

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5 Corporate Giving Trends to Watch in 2019

Givinga

2018 has been a hallmark year for corporate giving. New records were set in ROI, donor advised funds (DAFs) and other areas as corporations addressed the rising importance of philanthropy in engaging employees, attracting talent, and building brands.

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Why All Social Good Organizations Need to Pay Attention to Politics

Connection Cafe

Whether your social good organization has a political affiliation or not, your donors do and their behavior (and your fundraising) is impacted by the state of national politics. That is the focus of episode 79 of The sgENGAGE Podcast: How Elections Influence Charitable Giving.

Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. The “ A.I. Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives.

6 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katy Teson , a content strategist at Wired Impact , an organization seeking to make powerful websites something all nonprofits can afford. She also writes about digital marketing with helpful and actionable advice on Wired Impact’s nonprofit marketing blog and for their online guides.

2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience.

Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

This article is sponsored by Briteweb. Back in the day, Mad Men called them “slogans,” but now they’re more frequently called “taglines.”

10 Tried-and-True Content Formats for Nonprofits

John Haydon

Tired of sharing “updates” all the time? Your readers probably are too. But simply changing the format is a great way to repeat your core messages while making the content feel more fresh and interesting. Let’s look at some favorite formats for nonprofit content.

A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

Connection Cafe

In the most recent episode of the sgENGAGE podcast, Rachel Hutchisson interviewed Natalye Paquin, CEO of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Rachel and Natalye’s discussion focuses on the most valuable asset any organization can have – not money, time or energy, but people.

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “ Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.”

Giving Trends in Kenya: How the Growth of Mobile Payments Are Transforming Community Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Matt Roberts-Davies , General Manager of M-Changa – an official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. According to the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law , there are 6,500+ NGOs registered with the NGOs Coordination Board in Kenya.

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Does Your Business Need a Custom Corporate Philanthropy Platform?

Givinga

In 1970, economist Milton Friedman famously used his New York Times article’s headline to quip that a business’s only social responsibility was to increase its profits.¹. While that may have been true in the 70s, it’s no longer true today.

How to Keep Your Donor Data Safe

NonProfit Hub

Data breaches are an unfortunate part of doing business these days. It seems like every day we hear of a new and increasingly serious cyber-attack, like the recent Marriott breach.

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42 Free Nonprofit Webinars For January 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in January

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 80: Digital Transformation for Social Good

Connection Cafe

Digital transformation is a buzz word now in the social good space. But what does it actually mean? And why is it important that nonprofits and other social good organizations digitally transform?

Can Using iPhone Night Shift Avoid Disrupting Your Sleep?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Kris Krug. Note from Beth: I’ve been presenting workshops on technology wellness and other ideas from the Happy Healthy Nonprofit. One of the most important aspects of self-care is getting a good night’s sleep. The best way to do this is to stop using your mobile phone too close to bedtime or kick it out of your bedroom entirely.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Rock the Vote

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Rock the Vote has been mobilizing the youth vote for almost 30 years. From GOTV to grassroots organizing, their efforts have helped create unprecedented levels of engagement from young people.

Boost Your Year-End Fundraising Push with Matching Gifts

John Haydon

The end of the year can be a fantastic time for fundraising: after all, charity and giving are among the most prominent messages of the holiday season.

[PODCAST] INSPIRE with Afam Onyema

NonProfit Hub

In the first episode of Nonprofit Hub’s INSPIRE Hubcast series, our host Randy talks with Afam Onyema, co-founder of GEANCO. GEANCO’s mission is to save and transform the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.

50 Nonprofit Blogs You Need To Follow Right Now

Wild Apricot

Check out this list of great nonprofit blogs next time you need advice, insights on the nonprofit sector, or just a good read

5 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website Donor-Friendly

Connection Cafe

Imagine two nonprofits that are nearly identical. Similar missions, same size, equal marketing budgets. They both have websites that do an admirable job of showcasing their impact. In most obvious ways, these two organizations are twins. But one of them raises much more money online than the other.

Seeking Sponsors for 2019 Free Monthly Webinars, Tweet Chats, Instagram Takeovers, and Blog Posts

Nonprofit Tech for Good

For the first time, Nonprofit Tech for Good is seeking sponsorships from companies or organizations that serve the nonprofit sector. For almost a decade Nonprofit Tech for Good has been a one-person blog that has been funded primarily through income I have earned through consulting and speaking engagements.