November, 2017

The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

Connection Cafe

Sometimes, when we’re focused on the tactics of digital fundraising or communications, we can lose site of big trends which require a new strategic approach. And paying attention to the trends gains urgency as things change much faster than they used to.

Keeping your Nonprofit Safe and Happy Online: Dealing with Harassment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Many nonprofit social media managers are also serve as online community managers, supporting communities of their nonprofit’s fans and supporters on social media channels.

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25 Must-Know Global Trends in Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Based upon the survey results of 4,084 donors worldwide, the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report is an annual research project that examines how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

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[WEBINAR] How to build a culture of innovation 12/5

SocialFish

Don’t miss this upcoming webinar , featuring me and Dan Stark from Nimble User/Community Brands, to be held on Tuesday, December 5, at 1:00pm eastern time.

Reimagining Museums with Latin America Leading the Way

Museum 2.0

Earlier this month, I went to a conference that renewed my faith in conferences. I first sensed the difference at the front door. There wasn't one. Instead, I walked into a lush garden in the middle of the city. Courageous speakers from dozens of countries described bold, participatory projects.

SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

The time has finally come to demystify Search Engine Optimization ( SEO) for nonprofits. In the last step of this digital marketing plan, we’re going to share SEO strategies and tactics we use to increase search rankings on Google.

5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!

Connection Cafe

Funding of public services is a national conversation. We don’t know where the funding is headed but I think we can all agree that changes are coming. Constant change is a reality in today’s environment but the volatility of the current environment has a lot of nonprofits concerned.

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Amazon Alexa

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Tips for Great Storytelling

SocialFish

Love this one!! H/T Poppulo. Photo by Andrew Measham on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis.

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Ready for Year-End? Here Are 10 Easy Things You Can Do to Raise More Money

Everyaction

We won't waste your time with a lengthy intro. With #GivingTuesday and Year-End fundraising rapidly approaching, we'll get straight to the point. Below are some quick and easy things you can do to raise more money. Go on, crush your fundraising goals! Say Thanks.

7 Essential Matching Gift Steps to Take in the New Year

Connection Cafe

As we approach the end of 2017, it’s time to look forward for ways to increase donations in 2018. It can feel like you’ve exhausted every fundraising avenue already, like your donors have given all they can give. But what if that weren’t the case?

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Happy Giving Tuesday: How Board Members Participate

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Before I take you behind the scenes of our NTEN board fundraiser for Giving Tuesday , let me ask you to consider to a donation of any size to support NTEN and the Nonprofit Technology Conference Scholarship campaign.

How to Choose the Right Domain Name for Your Nonprofit, Charity, or NGO

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit’s website and email campaigns are the foundation of your online brand and choosing the right domain for your website and email campaigns is critical to your organization’s online success.

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Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

SocialFish

WHOO HOO! I am super excited to share with you our brand new Generations on-demand course. This is based on a really popular 4-hour in-person training that Jamie has been facilitating for a couple of years, and we’ve been wanting to figure out how to make it accessible to more people.

Donor Trips as a Different Way of Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Face-to-face interaction is an important aspect of any organization, especially when it comes to fundraising. If your donors come from all over the world, that interaction isn’t always possible. That’s where donor trips come in.

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How to Evaluate Your Fit with the Executive Director

BoardAssist

Having a strong partnership with the Executive Director of the board you are considering joining is one of the most important things that influences whether someone has a rewarding board experience. Most Executive Directors in the nonprofit community are smart, committed and highly professional.

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Simple Ways to Analyze Nonprofit Email Performance

Connection Cafe

Four Terms. Two Equations. One Test. According to IBM, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day. What’s a quintillion? It looks like this—1,000,000,000,000,000,000. Now that’s why they call it Big Data. But, evaluating the performance of your email campaigns can be much simpler.

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7 Simple Ways To Increase Donations For Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

Acquiring a new donor is more expensive than keeping a current donor. At least 5 times more expensive! Plus, the lifetime dollar value of a happy donor is way more than the value of a donor who only gives once (d’uh).

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Cause Awareness & Giving Day Campaigns for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rise of social media has also given rise to online giving on cause awareness and giving days.

The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture

SocialFish

We’re excited to present a new webinar for the Foundation Center ! Here’s the description: At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule.

The Benefits of Nonprofit Coworking

NonProfit Hub

Coworking spaces have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and now most cities have an array of options for organizations looking for an affordable place to work.

The New Rules For Email Deliverability

Frogloop

At Care2, we spend a lot of time thinking about email deliverability. Because organizations can have the best email marketing strategy, endless budget, and the most engaged subscribers of all time and they still won't reach their goals if their emails are marked as spam. It sounds easy: just make sure you aren't spamming people, right?

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A Winning Strategy to Conquer Your P2P Challenges

Connection Cafe

The latest Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study is hot off the presses. This annual report is a P2P fundraiser’s data best friend and strategy companion. A favorite use of the Study is to find areas where your P2P campaign is excelling so you can celebrate this success with colleagues and volunteers.

Our EveryAction Hero: United Nations Foundation

Everyaction

Created in 1998, the United Nations Foundation links the United Nations' work with others around the world, helping the UN address a range of global issues, including climate change, global health, women’s empowerment, peace and security, poverty eradication, and more. Their impact also carries over to #GivingTuesday, the biggest giving day of the year.

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How do I find the Right Board Culture for me?

BoardAssist

What’s one of the biggest reasons we hear regarding why board service did not work out for someone? A bad cultural fit with the rest of the board. Board service should be personally meaningful to you – but it should also be something that you enjoy.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] 51 Amazing Facts about WordPress

SocialFish

We love WordPress, SocialFish is built on it, so couldn’t resist this one. Tip o’ the hat to WebsiteBuilder for sending this along. Photo by Joey Kyber on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

Why Competition in the Nonprofit Sector is Frustrating

NonProfit Hub

For a long time, the nonprofit sector was largely insulated from the pressures of competition common in the for-profit world. As more and more organizations enter the nonprofit arena, however, attention from donors and volunteers becomes increasingly precious.

#GiftsforGood ???? A Hashtag for Holiday Shopping That Benefits Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to PayPal Holiday Research 2017 , 63% of consumers are more likely to shop from a store that will donate a percentage of their proceeds to a cause.

How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

Connection Cafe

The 2016 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study released this month give us some interesting insights into different types of fundraising events.

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Introducing #museumfitness, a Side Project where Art & Athletics Mix

Museum 2.0

When I have a day to myself, there are two things I like to do most in this world: work. work out. To celebrate the confluence between these passions, some buddies and I have started an instagram account called @museumfitness. We are posting short museum-based exercise videos each week.

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How to Create Powerful Email Drip Campaigns for Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

You probably already know that email is one of the most effective digital channels for fundraising and donor retention. Email is also powerful for nurturing relationships with peer-to-peer fundraisers. What is an Email Drip Campaign?

[Cool Infographic Friday] Influencer Marketing on Instagram

SocialFish

I like this one because it’s a good reminder that the most effective influencers, for Instagram in this case, are the “micro influencers” -the “advocates” – people with smaller audiences but deeper relationships. Via X-Cart.

To Nonprofits Everywhere: Thank You

NonProfit Hub

Well, it’s getting to be that time of year again: the season where we sit down with everyone we care about and remind ourselves of what we’re truly grateful for. It sounds cliche, but it’s an important thing to acknowledge.

The Complete Guide on How to Start an Association

Wild Apricot Blog

This step-by-step guide to covers absolutely everything you need to know about how to start an association in the USA. How-to-Start-an-Association

The Real Rules of Board Membership: Finding Your Seat at the Right Table

Connection Cafe

“Finding your why” has become something of a cliché for those charting a new course—in life or in business—but understanding why you are motivated to join a board and why a board might select you for leadership is critical to achieving a satisfying experience for you both.

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TechSoup to Launch New Website and Blog

Tech Soup Blog

If you're a frequent visitor to our site, you might notice a few changes in the coming weeks. That's because we're making some big improvements and are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the newly redesigned TechSoup.org.