June, 2018

Four Ways to Empower Your Nonprofit Board for Success

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits could not achieve their goals without the collective manpower and connections of their board members. Yet, with the average board consisting of 16 individuals – each having other obligations and priorities in their lives – managing them effectively can be a challenge.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m just back from spending a week in Bangkok, Thailand at the IFC-ASIA: Ecosystems for Good.

12 Examples of Nonprofits Using Augmented and Virtual Reality

SocialFish

This is an excerpt of a post that originally appeared on the Wild Apricot blog and is reposted here with permission. There’s a lot more on the original post, go check it out here. Here are 12 examples of nonprofits using AR and VR to raise money and awareness.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community.

How and When to Boost Your Posts on Social Media

NonProfit Hub

Boosting your social media posts is a marketing tactic that can exponentially increase the amount of people that see your content. The concept is simple: pay to have your posts show up as sponsored content on non-followers’ timelines in order to gain more exposure.

Taking OFBYFOR ALL Out for its First Live Call to Action [VIDEO]

Museum 2.0

Last week, I had the great honor of launching the OFBYFOR ALL global initiative as the opening keynote speaker at MuseumNext in London. The talk is a 35-minute introduction to the OFBYFOR ALL framework, with a museum bent given the audience. I hope you enjoy it.

Five Simple Hacks You Can Do Today to Boost Response to Your Email Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Let me start by apologizing. One of the reasons that email fundraising sucks is because of people like me. When I was new to fundraising consulting over a decade ago, I was quick to prescribe to my nonprofit clients the latest and greatest “best practices” when it came to online fundraising.

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VIRTUAL EVENTS SURVEY – last chance to participate!

SocialFish

The learning & development experts at Tagoras have launched a new round of their popular research on virtual events.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Harness Mobile Technology In 2018

Everyaction

According to the recently released. M+R Benchmarks Report , 40% of nonprofit website visitors in the year 2017 were using a mobile phone - a 9% increase from the year prior.

The Ever-Growing Trend of Giving Days

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit Hub’s hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, just had a record-breaking giving day bringing in $4.6 million to the nonprofit community. Just weeks before, my hometown of Hastings, Nebraska (population 25,000) raised nearly $500,000 in one day. In the last decade this community giving phenomenon has swept the nation. Giving days —what are those?

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How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications

John Haydon

Suppose a donor calls you on the phone. Will you know who they are, instantly? Maybe: if you work at a small enough organization. But research has shown that most people have only 150 real friends of their own.

Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

Connection Cafe

During this time of deep societal shifts and growing consciousness about political, social and environmental issues, corporations have been trying to reconcile the paradox of whether capitalism and social consciousness can co-exist. In January 2018, Laurence D.

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Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness. One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish.

The 2018 Internet Trends Report is Out

SocialFish

Tons of useful and interesting data, as always. Grab a coffee – this will take you a while to get through. Internet Trends Report 2018 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Photo by Yeshi Kangrang on Unsplash. Debunking the Hype Industry Insider Useful Data

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5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

Everyaction

World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th to honor and commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of past and current refugees across the globe. In June of 2018, this mandate feels more pressing than ever, as thousands of families seeking asylum are torn apart and children are held in cages at the U.S. border, all during the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. This World Refugee day, here are 5 organizations you can support to help refugees travel safely and keep families together.

10 Summer Fundraisers for 2018

NonProfit Hub

Summer is finally here—the days are longer, the sun is brighter and the money-raising possibilities are endless. To ring in the season, here are 10 fun, unique and affordable summer fundraisers that will make everyone excited to give back. For each event, make sure you take the time to budget, set fundraising goals, find volunteers and—perhaps most importantly—advertise!

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How to Automate your Way to a Customer-Centric Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Businesses thrive on revenues from the purchase of products or services by their customers. Retaining existing customers and bagging new ones is always a top priority for any serious business on a going concern basis, hence the need for working systems for this marketing purpose.

Insights from Giving USA 2018: Charitable Giving Growth & Trends

Connection Cafe

Charitable Giving Continued to Grow in 2017. According to Giving USA, individuals, estates, corporations, and foundations donated an estimated $410.02 billion to charitable causes in the United States during 2017. This is an increase of 5.2% and 3.0% adjusted for inflation compared to 2016.

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Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week at the IFC-Asia , I co-designed and facilitated a 90 minute workshop with Marco Kuntze titled “ The Digital NGO: The Journey from Paper to Screen.”

[Cool Infographic Friday] Online Reviews and Associations

SocialFish

Did you know? Online review sites are an innovative way for associations to bring in revenue and provide value to their members. Learn more at 100reviews.com.

On a Blog Break Until August 1!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Hi everyone! I need to take a break from blogging until August 1. To write the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. My family and I are in the process of moving from St. Louis, Missouri to Tucson, AZ. There’s not much new to write about social media and fundraising these days.

3 Easy Ways to Make Employees Want to Come to Work

NonProfit Hub

Here at Nonprofit Hub, we have a fun, creative workspace filled with lots of food and games. We go on walks when we feel overwhelmed. We take time to sit, socialize and enjoy each other’s company. And believe it or not, we leave every day feeling proud of what we’ve accomplished. While having a playful workspace may seem like a recipe for self-imposed disaster, it’s just the opposite.

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4 Ways That Health Organizations Benefit From a Unified CRM

Everyaction

A broad range of healthcare focused organizations depend on member and donor database software to manage relationships with supporters.

Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Of course, the correct answer is almost always “both.” ” In fact, the two channels work best when they work together — email and social CAN play as a team.

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Turn Your Stress Into Meaning: A Few Tips

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Drawing by Rob Cottingham. I’m hearing from many nonprofit folks that they are feeling the exhaustion from a perpetual cycle of outrage. Many felt stressed and exhausted back in Nov. 2016, and have been fighting for important causes for 18 months now.

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Ways To Decorate Smartly During The Holidays

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The anticipation for the holiday season begins as soon as the weather begins to cool, and your home should be ready for it.

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The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Membership Drive (+10 Proven Ideas to Get More Members)

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 10 real-life examples of organizations (both small and large) that held very successful membership drives, gaining anywhere from 5 to 200 new members, plus advice on how to set your goal, budget, strategy, and more

What Type of Fundraiser Are You?

NonProfit Hub

Every nonprofit has its own, unique approach to fundraising. If you’re a fundraiser, you may prefer to raise money online through social media, crowdfunding and emails, or maybe you like to stick to more traditional, in-person tactics. In the end, the method you choose doesn’t matter, as long as you’re gathering enough funds to make an impact and keep your organization afloat.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Shouldn't Miss Out On Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Everyaction

Peer-to-peer fundraising, a form of tiered crowdfunding which turns your supporters into fundraisers for your organization, is a trendy topic in the nonprofit world.

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3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

Connection Cafe

When scrolling through your social media feed, what makes you stop and say “Wow”? What makes you like , comment , and share ? I get excited when I see content from nonprofits.

Claim Your Nonprofit Scholarship for BoxWorks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Is your nonprofit grappling with digital transformation of its programs and operations? BoxWorks 2018 is just over three months away on Aug 29-30 in San Francisco and the nonprofit sessions are a great place for learning about digital transformation (and networking too.).

Partnering with corporates

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The concept of charity and philanthropy in the corporate world has drastically changed over the years. Initially the relationship was simple – a company gained goodwill from providing financial support to a non profit, and the nonprofit was happy to take it.

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Gain even more control over your agency.

Vertex Systems

For the past two weeks, we’ve been talking about potential changes to Medicaid and how agencies need to gain more control in order to ride the proverbial tide. Gaining more control over top line revenue and operations are key to staying afloat in case funding sources are cut.

[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Kishshana Palmer

NonProfit Hub

We’re so excited to announce our new Hubcast series, What’s Next? We’re taking a bit of a different approach this time around, and we really think you’re going to love it. Our mission is still to provide premium education, so, just like our previous podcasts, education is at the center of it all. On each episode of What’s Next?

Donor Databases Aren't One-Size-Fits-All; Here's How to Find the Best Fit

Everyaction

Shopping for a donor database is a complicated process, which is made even more difficult when it is hard to find information about a software's compatibility with your organization's unique mission and needs. That's why we've put together a collection of guides to the process of evaluating and selecting database tools, customized for several types of organizations that we commonly work with.

The 5 ½ Principles of Effective Donor Surveys

Connection Cafe

Do you know why your donors give? Is there consensus within your organization about the reasons they dip into their pockets to fund your mission? Or are there simply “best guesses” floating around that may or may not accurately answer that question? .

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How To Be A Coach And A Counselor

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A good manager is both a coach and a counselor. Generally, coaching should precede counseling. As a coach , a manager: identifies an employee's need for instruction and direction and this need is usually directly related to his or her performance or career goals. Coaching is collaborative.