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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success. Designing the meeting so it is effective and encourages team-building can be tricky. Here’s some terrific advice from Sarah Axelson.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.).

The Complete Guide to Setting Up a Robust Membership Model

Wild Apricot Blog

We created this guide for any organization looking to implement a membership model. Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of membership organizations successfully set up and grow their members. This guide contains everything we’ve learned.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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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28 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Wild Apricot Blog

I’ve found that nonprofit Facebook Groups are a great way to network with members of other nonprofits. They can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answer to. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top 28 nonprofit Facebook Groups, so you know where to go. Facebook facebook-groups

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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.

Why You Shouldn’t Rely on Grants to Fund Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

If you’re thinking about starting a nonprofit and the plan is to use grants alone to get it funded—think again. So many first-timers think grants are the way to go as their main funding source. But, typically, most granting organizations won’t do startup work. They tend to prefer organizations with a history of success and a set of results to base decisions off of. Sure, grants for new organizations are out there— I’ve talked before about how we got one here at Nonprofit Hub.

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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.

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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Staying Afloat in Turbulent Waters

Vertex Systems

As funding for Medicaid comes under increased scrutiny, some political experts are predicting drastic changes as the year progresses. Will the next round of Medicaid cuts negatively affect your agency or how you’re able to provide quality services to individuals?