June, 2020

2020: The Year that Changed Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

2020 will be remembered as the year that changed grantmaking. Foundations are in the midst of a sudden and unexpected upheaval of long-held grantmaking practices. Faster access to capital and removal of administrative burden have become the clarion-call from nonprofits struggling to meet the intensified demand of constituents. If ever there was a mandate to reexamine the role and process of funding, now is that time.

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11 Questions Nonprofit Leaders Need to Ask Before Re-Opening the Office

Wild Apricot

Are you wondering whether your organization is ready to re-open the office as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are slowly being lifted? Use these questions to help you decide

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Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

NonProfit Hub

We’re seeing significant changes in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted aspects of society that we never expected. Individuals are working from home, others have applied for unemployment, and organizations everywhere have closed their doors. . Nonprofits are not exempt from the unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. Rather, some are actually feeling the radical societal changes more than anyone else as they operate on the frontlines combatting the virus. .

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New! Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits is a blog and webinar series offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good. Those who register and attend all three webinars in the series will earn a “Certificate of Completion” in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good. The required three webinars are: Website & Email Best Practices for Nonprofits. Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits. Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits.

Rent Relief in Ventura County

VisionLink

Visionlink is pleased to support the County of Ventura in their recent launch of the Ventura County Pandemic Rental Assistance Program. This program is aimed at providing temporary rental assistance for Ventura County residents who owe past-due rent because of a hardship due to COVID-19. Priority is being given to eligible applicants with an annual household income of less than 50% area median income, followed by 80% AMI.

How To Give Praise

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Entrepreneur magazine's February 2012 issue offered these great, timeless tips on how to give praise : Praise followed by criticism is not praise. Praise followed by praise is probably a little too much praise. Ending an expression of praise with ".and and stuff" nullifies the praise. And, Make it timely. The closer the recognition is to the behavior, the more likely the behavior will be repeated. Be sincere. Be impromptu. Remember, a handwritten note is worth more than a gift card.

How Changes to the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program Affect Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

Changes in Store for the Paycheck Protection Program: H.R. 7010, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, Signed into Law. On June 5, the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act was signed into law. This bipartisan bill, which easily passed the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, makes changes to the Paycheck Protection Program , a signature initiative of the CARES Act.

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First-Time Donor Retention: 3 Nonprofit Best Practices

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit’s team likely spends quite a bit of time focusing on raising the funds you need to achieve your goals. There are many considerations to go over, including what types of campaigns to employ, what fundraising strategies to exercise during these campaigns, and what your revenue goals are. . However, during these discussions, many organizations ask the same question: “How do we attract more donors?”

10 Must-Know Stats About COVID-19 Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2020 Global Trends in Giving Survey closed June 1 and the full results will be released September 14 in the third edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report. 7,008 survey respondents from 81 countries indicated in the survey that they had donated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and some characteristics of these donors are listed below. It’s worth noting that 68% of the COVID-19 donors were female, 31% male.

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Injustice In Science [Museums]

Museum 2.0

Many of you are probably old museumcampers. Nina Simon, Lauren Bentua, and many others would host us in the halls of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art. And like Camp, those people you talked to huddled late at night in the Lobby hold a special place in your heart. Ivel is one of my fellow campers. She has a big heart and a great smile.

3 Secrets Of Productive People

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to entrepreneur and author Margaret Hefferman , as reported a few years ago in Inc. magazine, the secrets of the most productive people are that they do these three things : They take breaks. Breaks refresh the mind and allow you to see new situations. They are great collaborators. They have lives outside work. In fact, the most successful have rich private lives that include interests that hone different skills and that let them think in different ways.

6 Tech Considerations Before You Build a New Website

Connection Cafe

We get it—a new website is a tantalizing endeavor. When you find yourself with the resources to pull it off, all you can think about is that shiny new digital facelift. But, when you start to get into it, you might realize that you don’t know what you don’t know. The reality is that there’s plenty to consider before you can get going on a new website. Do your third-party software platforms integrate with each other? How much content needs to be migrated? Where do your DNS records live?

10 Ways to Definitely Burn Out as a Nonprofit Employee

Wild Apricot

Employee burnout in the nonprofit sector is a real issue in the best of times, let alone in the midst of a pandemic. Here's are some things you might be doing that will inevitably lead to you burning out, and what to do instead

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Fundraising From Home: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

Working from home has presented some… challenges. Your productivity may be lacking, your team may be a bit more disorganized than usual, and your work attire has probably changed a bit. And as the giving season comes closer, your 2020 fundraising events have probably changed quite a bit as well. Fundraising from home has presented some challenges in that traditional events aren’t the most reliable anymore.

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How Micro-Donations Can Make a Big Impact for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kaley Aposporos , Content Writer at GoFundMe Charity. In the nonprofit industry, we often hear the phrase “every dollar counts” or “together, we can make a big difference.” And there’s a reason for that. Time over time, we’ve seen what nonprofit communities can do when we rally together to support a cause. As large donors tighten their spending, you may be wondering how to get charity donations during a global pandemic.

How To Evaluate The Effectiveness Of A Training Program?

Gyrus

While it is important to ensure that the employees are put through a right set of training sessions, it is equally important to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs. Here are some ways you can do it

6 steps for new businesses to create a lasting brand experience

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

6 steps for new businesses to create a lasting brand experience. When they are well-crafted, brand experiences inspire new thinking, connect people in meaningful ways, move audiences to take action like no other medium, and, as a result, they deliver results. At the end of the day, the measure of any medium is its ability to move your audience farther and faster, and brand experiences do that in a really compelling way.” Chris Cavanaugh, CMO at Freeman.

Tips for Maintaining Successful Scholarship Programs While Planning for an Unpredictable Fall 2020 Semester

Connection Cafe

4 Key Areas Financial Aid and Scholarship Leaders Should Consider When Planning for an Unpredictable Fall Semester. A lot has changed in the last few months. While that might be the understatement of the year, it is no understatement that things will continue to change as we adjust to the new normal of a post-COVID-19 world. What isn’t likely to change is that most students attending college in the fall will still need scholarships and financial aid support.

7 Tips to Create a Fundraising Video to Increase Donations (Even If You’re Not a Tech Person)

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising video for a nonprofit can seem daunting, but with a fundraising video script, an elevator pitch, and a story, it’s easy

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Why It’s a No-brainer to Use Bill.com for International Payments: 4 Key Advantages

Blue Fox

It’s here. The age of the virtual workforce. Most of us are working from home right this second (thanks, COVID-19). And, this requires access to technology that is reliable, integrated, safe and cost-effective. Recently our CEO, Chantal Sheehan wrote a guest feature article for Bill.com that shares one client’s story about maintaining operations during the global pandemic.

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the fourth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you! Related Webinar: Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits.

Advantages of Leveraging an LMS for Blended Learning

Gyrus

The utilization of LMS can significantly improve the blended learning experience. Here’s how an LMS like GyrusAim can help

How To Succeed As A Young Professional

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Good books I like to share. Really good books I like to share with lots of people. And, Nathan Magnuson ’s latest book, StandOut! Become a Young Professional Who Wins at Work and Life , is a really good book you, and lots of people, should know about. Written by a humble, wise, insightful millennial, Magnuson provides a timely resource to help young professionals excel in the workplace and beyond. Call it a blueprint, handbook, guide or manual, Stand Out!

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 150: Livestream Fundraising 101

Connection Cafe

Livestream fundraising – you’ve probably heard the term, but do you really understand how your social good organization can leverage this popular strategy? Have you wondered how you can you use livestreaming to connect with donors and raise more funds? Robyn Mendez, Principal Product Marketing Manager at Blackbaud, joins the podcast today to explain.

Checklist: Admin Tasks to Get Done in Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

Here's a checklist of small changes you can do in Wild Apricot that can simplify your day-to-day operations

PPP Legislative Update – Great News for Nonprofits & Small Businesses!

Blue Fox

Did You Hear? An expansion of the PPP loan program was signed into law early June? The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act eases restrictions on how nonprofits and small businesses can spend their PPP funds. Here's a brief summary of the changes from the National Law Review. We also put together an easy-to-read #foxtastic chart of the major updates below. If your organization could use some guidance, give us a call at (321) 233-3311 or email hello@yourbluefox.com.

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[WEBINAR] Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT (2 hours). Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Cost: $10 (USD). This is the second of three webinars in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits. Those who attend all three webinars will earn of Certificate of Completion from Nonprofit Tech for Good.

5 Benefits of Integrating Your LMS With Your HR System

Gyrus

A lot of companies have begun to realize the benefits of using a Learning Management System (LMS). Let’s see how integrating the LMS within the HRIS can benefit the organization

Market Your Product and Drive Sales Through Instagram With These Pro Tips

Find the free stuff

With the advent of social media, businesses have pivoted to a successful marketing strategy to utilize their online platforms to influence buyers. Though most buyers are influenced by their friends’ social media shares, a solid 38% say they’re influenced by a brand’s social media content, and 35% are influenced by retailers on social media. Here’s. The post Market Your Product and Drive Sales Through Instagram With These Pro Tips appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Social Network

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 153: Leadership During Times of Change

Connection Cafe

Leadership During Times of Change. How do leaders embrace their role in the new normal today? What does it mean to lead strategically and purposefully? The experts in today’s webinar will answer these questions.

Pledge Fundraising: 4 Tips for Creating a Powerful Campaign

Wild Apricot

Pledge fundraising raises money through promises of donations to be collected at a later date. Here's how you can pull off a successful campaign

No longer in extremis.

Museum 2.0

Each week, I’ve been ceding the blog to others as a chance to hear many voices share their thoughts about our field, where we are, and where we are going. Before I introduce our writer this week, I will say, reach out if you’d like to add your thoughts. This field is varied, and each voice adds to our collective understanding of the situation. For this week, I’m re-posting Andrea Montiel de Shuman’s Medium post with permission. Andrea has been a leader in the museum technology field.

Flixxaid: A New Mobile App for Social Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Abe Batthish , founder of Flixxaid. In a world with a multitude of social media platforms already out there on the web, why would the world use one more dedicated to support nonprofits? There’s no denying the power of social media and its ability to harness the power of the internet. So, when looking to help nonprofits with some of their top challenges: Reaching out to a broader audience. Engaging with younger generations. Tapping into new revenue streams.

How to make the most of your LMS while improving the learner experience

Gyrus

Several companies across the world today have been compelled to get their employees to work from home. Here are some ways to ensure efficient remote training for employees

How To Create A People-First Culture At Your Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman. Although the book is authored by an award-winning financial advisor and primarily written for professionals in the financial services industry, this book is a must read for any leader who wants to create a nurturing heart culture that hinges on the human-centric values the next generation of employees hold in high regard. And, what exactly is heart culture ?

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 152: Putting Purpose into Practice with Shared Value

Connection Cafe

Putting Purpose into Practice with Shared Value. Companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of purpose. But what does it really mean to have a purpose-led organization? And how can you help your organization more effectively put its purpose into practice? That’s what today’s guest, Bobbi Silten, managing director of the Shared Value Initiative, is here to discuss.

Why You Might Need a Volunteer Newsletter + 3 Templates

Wild Apricot

Do you find yourself sending a thousand emails to your volunteers that never get opened? Here's why you might want to send them a volunteer newsletter instead, plus great examples and templates you can use