August, 2018

5 Strategies to Implementing a Successful Employee Giving Campaign

Connection Cafe

Starting your own employee giving campaign is not for the faint of heart! It may sound easy, but in truth it takes a team of people and a lot of moving parts to make it successful. Gone are the days of just sending out pledge forms in interoffice mail and expecting people to respond.


Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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5 Digital Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Ray Gary. Ray Gary is the CEO of iDonate , a SaaS-based provider of the world’s most innovative Digital Fundraising Platform for nonprofits.

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52 Fun Ways To Take A Mini Break and Regenerate for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While writing The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout in 2015, we did a scan of what was available in the nonprofit. Ever since, I’ve been keeping an eye out for new resources for nonprofit professionals about avoiding burnout and self-care.

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EveryAction Receives Growth Investment From Insight Venture Partners To Do More Good


I have great news to share. Many of you know that 2018 has already been a landmark year for EveryAction, our team, and our clients. The over 15,000 nonprofits and campaigns served by EveryAction have raised as much in the first half of this year than was raised during the entirety of 2017.

Who are We Protecting?

Museum 2.0

I remember the exact moment when I snapped. I was at an informal talk by a visitor research professional from a large American art museum. The presenter was a few minutes in, setting context about a recent rebranding effort at her institution.

The Knitting Factor: Making Skills-Based Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

CSR trends point to the rise of skills-based volunteerism. The 2017 CECP Giving in Numbers reports that more than 50% of companies have developed skills-based volunteer programs to support community and business goals.

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5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Behavioral Science to Raise More Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Nate Andorsky , CEO of Creative Science , a digital agency that aligns behavioral science with design and technology to help nonprofits, foundations, and mission-driven companies rethink the way that they engage with people.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Secret Metric Killing Nonprofit Fundraising (And What To Do About It)


The Ins and Outs of Content Creation

NonProfit Hub

We’ve been receiving a number of inquiries about our content creation process at Nonprofit Hub, so we thought we’d share some of our expertise. Nowadays, content—stories, pictures, graphics, even music—is at the center of nearly every organization’s marketing strategy, so it’s important that you do it right. Nonprofit Hub’s content team is small but mighty—just a handful of writers and designers are in charge of all the content you see throughout our website and publications.

It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

Connection Cafe

In this strange fundraising climate, here’s a trend we can all appreciate: Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesday donations continue to grow by double digits. Last year Blackbaud processed nearly $61 million in gifts to support more than 7,200 missions – an incredible 28 percent jump from 2016.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Switch to Cloud-Based Accounting

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Becky Harpham , a nonprofit marketing expert who enjoys helping nonprofits with their finances and keeping up with the latest SEO trends. Face it – we live in a very technology-focused world these days.

7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

What Church Planters Taught Me about Welcoming New People into Community Organizations

Museum 2.0

This summer, a gift landed in my podcast feed: a five-part series on evangelical church planting. This podcast series didn't come from a Christian source. It came from Startup , a podcast about entrepreneurship.

Nonprofit Social Media 101: Lessons from Indivisible


We recently sat down with Becka Wall, a Social Media Strategist at Individual Project and former Assistant Director of Digital Content Strategy at NARAL Pro-Choice America, to talk about the basics of running social media for an organization or campaign.

What Fundraisers Need to Know About How Women and Men Give During Retirement

Connection Cafe

The number of retirees is growing quickly. In the United States, 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day through 2030. What do nonprofit fundraisers need to know about how this growing population approaches charitable giving during retirement?

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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3 Reasons Why Pinterest Is Still Relevant for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Campbell . Julia Campbell is social media and storytelling consultant for nonprofits and author of Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits. She regularly provides useful tips and resources to the nonprofit sector through her blog, #501SocialBlog.

11 Nonprofit Thought Leaders You Should Be Following

NonProfit Hub

Looking for some inspiration? Check out these social media accounts and websites from the best thought leaders the nonprofit sector has to offer. Side note: many of these folks have spoken at Cause Camp , and, who knows, maybe some of them will come back in 2019! ). Julia Campbell ( @JuliaCSocial ). Julia is an author, consultant and speaker who helps plan and launch modern nonprofit marketing campaigns.

So you want to start a do-good business? Avoid this dangerous trap.


By the time Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta made it onto the hit show Shark Tank, they’d been hustling their product, LuminAid , for half a decade.

We Launched a Product Feedback Group to Help Us Create Better Products


We're always looking for ways to incorporate user feedback in our product development process. That’s why we’re launching the Product Feedback Group , to connect EveryAction users directly with our product team.

Mid-Level Giving: Stuck in the Middle with Who

Connection Cafe

I recently released a new whitepaper , Finding Value in the Middle: An Examination of Mid-Level Giving. This topic has been of keen interest to me for many years now, and I am pleased to share my latest thoughts on it, as well as related issues in fund development.

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Writing (and Testing) Great Nonprofit Emails

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Crafting smart and effective emails can be challenging. Every list is different and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to writing effective emails. Luckily, there are a few tried-and-true principles to guide your writing. Once you've got something drafted, take the time to test your emails. Test everything from messaging to subject lines. Knowing your list well will empower you to be a more effective communicator and fundraiser. Writing Effective Emails. Set your intention.

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Reasons Agencies Switch to Private Label SEO Software

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Unfortunately, many business owners are unaware of the benefits private label SEO software offers. More so, private label will mean little to a novice in the online business world.

How to Maintain Donor Engagement Between Asks

NonProfit Hub

Remember when you first went off to college and pretty much only called your parents to ask (okay, beg) for money? Well, your mom and dad still had to love you unconditionally, but if you do the same thing to your donors, they probably won’t stick around. Interacting with your donors between asks will increase their loyalty to your organization, generate repeat donations and lead to strong, lifelong bonds. Here’s how: Thank them.

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Goal Setting for Your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Jarrett R. Ransom, MBA President & CEO, The Rayvan Group. If Skip the resolutions and let’s talk about goal setting for your nonprofit.

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Highlights: EveryAction @ Netroots 2018


We just got back from Netroots Nation 2018, where we were thrilled to connect with hundreds of progressive organizers and strategists who are driving the progressive movement.

7 Tips for Building a Healthcare Fundraising Program

Connection Cafe

“All I do is special events. I honestly don’t know how to build a full fundraising program.”. This is the voice of many healthcare development staff members who have never ventured past event fundraising. Many organizations are also realizing that it is time to expand into a true fundraising program.

200+ Fundraising Ideas Proven to Raise More Donations For Your Cause

Wild Apricot Blog

Finding the perfect fundraising idea takes a lot of precious time — time that could be better spent actually raising funds. That’s why I’ve created this list of fundraising ideas: to make it easy for you to find an idea that will generate revenue for your organization. fundraisers fundraising-ideas fundraiser Fundraising

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Healthy Tips for Graphic Designers

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you are looking out for some great tips for designing the perfect logo, then you can check the following mind-blowing tips to get started with your work. Fetch Inspirations. Being a graphic designer or a logo designer is not easy work as it sounds like.

Walk the Walk: Establishing Workplace Culture Outside the Office

NonProfit Hub

Establishing workplace culture isn’t easy. It can makes months, if not years, of trial-by-error testing, and even then there’s no guarantee that your staff will react the way you want them to. And this makes sense: individuals have vastly different preferences and comforts. Making them all happy is about as easy as picking a movie they all want to watch on Netflix. One way to combat the struggles of creating a workplace culture is to let it extend beyond the workplace.

3 Steps to Simplify Fundraising for Your Board and Raise More Money

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Cindi Phallen President, Create Possibility. Most nonprofit leaders have complained at some point that they need their board to be more engaged in fundraising. And yet they keep doing the same things, expecting different results. You know the definition of insanity, right?

Digital Storytelling with Yash Mori


Yash Mori is a progressive digital organizer and video producer. He has worked for a diverse slate of progressive campaigns and organizations, including Hillary for America, United We Dream, the Latino Victory Fund, and How did you get your start in digital organizing? I grew up in North Carolina and I became politically active when one of my best friends got a deportation order — an order of removal. Before that, I wasn't politically active at all.

5 Tips for the Perfect Online Donation Form

Connection Cafe

First things first: There is no such thing as a perfect donation form. Let’s get that established right up front. The title of this article was crafted to be a bit cheeky. But in our experience—i.e.,

Paper Scraps and Sticky Notes: Potential HIPAA Violations

Vertex Systems

Everyone loves sticky notes and scraps of paper: they’re incredibly useful when you need to jot down a phone number or other info that’s being given to you while you’re on the phone.

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