September, 2018

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of the workshops that I deliver based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , one of my most popular is how to avoid collaborative overload in the nonprofit workplace. Collaborative overload results from too many pointless meetings, a tsunami of emails, and a drumbeat of constant interruptions.

5 Ways to Use Crowdfunding to Rally Your #GivingTuesday Supporters

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect and lead author of #GivingTuesday Ideas for 2018 , a new guide designed to equip and empower nonprofit professionals to achieve their #GivingTuesday goals.

How New and Traditional Media Can Work Hand in Hand

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to marketing in the nonprofit sector, this period of history is unlike anything we’ve seen before.

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How Crowdfunding Can Help Cultivate True Employee Engagement

Connection Cafe

Forward-thinking companies understand that both their employees’ purpose and their community’s social good needs play into their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

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11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Hispanic Heritage Month, officially founded in 1968 , occurs each year from September 15 to October 15, a period which includes the anniversary of independence of eight Latin American countries. During National Hispanic Heritage Month in the U.S.,

Giving Tuesday Done Right – A KISS Plan for Small Nonprofits

John Haydon

This November 27th is Giving Tuesday, the Global Day of giving that has been growing each year exponentially since 2012. Let’s look at last year’s numbers: Over 300 million raised – almost twice the amount raised in 2016. Over 2.5 million gifts averaging $120.

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Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My Networked Nonprofit co-author Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about the Age of Automation with an eye towards our next book.

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Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

This post is sponsored by Briteweb. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Maybe your haircut is getting a little tired, or you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a few years.

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10 Memorable Quotes from the 2018 Social Good Summit

Connection Cafe

The 2018 Social Good Summit once again reminded all of us how much there is to accomplish by 2030 while also giving us the hope that it’s possible.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. If you're not already an EveryAction user, here's 50 reasons to make the switch today. #1.

Launching the First Wave of the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network

Museum 2.0

How do you build a movement for institutional change? That's the question we've been grappling with as we start the OF/BY/FOR ALL initiative. Our goal is to help civic and cultural institutions become more representative OF, co-created BY, and welcoming FOR their diverse communities.

3 Matching Gift Fundraising Tips for Savvy Nonprofits

John Haydon

If your organization doesn’t have a matching gifts fundraising strategy, you’re missing out on easy money. In fact, through matching gift programs specifically, you can double your fundraising power with little-to-no extra effort.

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GitHub for Good: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Richard Chiriboga , a web project manager and front-end developer and founder of CorrienteLatina.com. To first understand how GitHub for Good works, let’s take a step back and understand what GitHub actually is.

5 Tips to Improve Your Online Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Making an online ask may seem difficult if you’re not used to digitally interacting with donors, but you’d be surprised by how easy it can be. Check out these five tips for bolstering your online fundraising. Develop your social media strategy.

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Budgeting for Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

At Blackbaud, we take a unique approach to our employee matching gift program, one that is popular amongst other corporate giving programs. With our matching program, Blackbaud empowers employee philanthropy through individual choice.

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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Building out an email list is a science; each factor from your subject line to the length of your email body, to the timing of your send can contribute to your list growth.

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4 Ways Your Business Should NOT Respond to an Online Petition

Frogloop

Last April, 69-year-old pulmonologist David Dao was dragged, wounded and bleeding, off of a United Airlines plane after refusing to voluntarily relinquish his seat on an overbooked flight.

White Label CMS Multi Site Tool Optimizes SEO and Marketing

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Our hub and spoke CMS system is a unique system that offers something different: a white label CMS multi site tool. Instead of same-server options, which doesn’t do much for search engine optimization, we provide the best solution for SEO and marketing management for more than one site.

YouTube Giving Tools: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently in beta, YouTube has released a new suite of giving tools for a small number of nonprofits in the U.S., however, in the coming coming weeks the company will roll out the tools to all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Nonprofit Collaboration: The Basics

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits are always striving to do more—raise more money, donate more items, impact more lives. Often times our desire to do more is stifled by our limited capacity. After all, we can’t save the world by ourselves. That’s where collaboration comes in.

Modern Mobilization: People Powered Engagement

Connection Cafe

This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and have a bigger impact! This article originally appeared in npEXPERTS: Making Waves.

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5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits. While it’s important to follow standard best practices, engagement rates depend highly on the preferences of one’s audience, which can vary greatly between nonprofits who serve a diverse array of communities and issues.

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5 Challenges (and Solutions!) of Processing Donations

Frogloop

Fundraising can be challenging for any nonprofit, but it’s the backbone of any healthy organization. The causes your nonprofit advocates for should be shared with the world and deserve to be supported by your community. So do what you can to help them help you!

The Best Dutch VPNs

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you are looking for the Beste VPN voor Nederland , you might want to check out our VPN reviews.

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report Is Now Available for Download!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report is based on the survey results of 6,057 donors worldwide and available for download in four languages – English , español , français , and português.

How You Can Help with Disaster Relief

NonProfit Hub

Hurricane Florence finally made landfall over the weekend, ravaging the Atlantic coast with devastating winds and torrential rain. Mandatory evacuation orders were enforced in several coastal cities.

Four Ways That Healthcare Organizations Can Leverage Crowdfunding

Connection Cafe

This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and have a bigger impact! Crowdfunding is one of the fastest growing trends in fundraising.

3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging. Tensions often arise when both sides start to feel that they aren’t getting the support they need. Fundraisers often lament that board members are shirking their commitment to helping fundraise.

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48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for October 2018

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are 48 free nonprofit webinars taking place in October. Free-Nonprofit-Webinars free-webinars webinar-roundup nonprofit-webinars

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Data archiving – the benefits you can avail

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Most of the people want to secure their data and for this they make a backup file for your use in future. Archive can store your one to more files and move it to primary store. These may be long term or permanent storage.

Where do Board Members Disappear to Between Meetings?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Cindi Phallen President, Create Possibility. Have you ever made an announcement at a board meeting and everyone is excited and pledges to be involved in this new plan or initiative? WOO HOO! Then, a little time goes by and it’s like crickets.

The Anatomy of a Great Social Media Post

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to marketing, social media should be your organization’s go-to tool. It helps you reach a wider audience, engage with distant supporters, draw people to your website and legitimize your brand. Although managing multiple accounts for your organization may seem confusing and overwhelming at first, good social media content actually follows a pretty simple formula.

What Drives Gen Z: Is It the Experience or the Cause?

Connection Cafe

Contrary to what is commonly believed, young people care about, and give to, virtually every major social cause. Obviously, there are some who are more passionate about animal rights, for example, than, say, recycling, but passion isn’t the only driving force for action.

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

By focusing a little extra energy on your mid-level donors, you can raise more money and create a quality pipeline for your major gifts officers.

5 Steps to Increase Board Diversity at Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re concerned about your board’s diversity, you’re not alone. In this post, I cover the five steps your organization can follow in order to increase board diversity, equity and inclusion. board-recruitment board-diversity

Robotics will Help Businesses Grow, not to Replace Jobs

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

New technologies have today invaded the workplace in different forms. Many firms, for instance, are currently adopting robotics in various areas such as the sports and manufacturing industries. Police are also using remote-controlled robots and hospitals have adopted robots to assist in surgeries.

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Leading with GRIT

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Feelings of being stuck, overwhelmed and frustrated plague too many of our workplaces says Laurie Sudbrink , author of the book, Leading With GRIT.