December, 2020

December 2020 COVID Relief – How the Latest COVID Relief Legislation Could Provide Relief to Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

On December 21, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed a wide-ranging COVID Relief and Appropriations bill and the President signed the bill on December 27, 2020. The appropriations bill , totaling $1.4T, provides funding for the government through September 30, 2021.

WordPress 5.6 is Coming: PHP 8 is Already Here

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Enhanced performance and better security are the benefits of the recent release of PHP 8. Developers will find the improvements useful and might find it challenging as well.


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How Nonprofits Can Expect the Unexpected When Budgeting

NonProfit Hub

Managing money for a nonprofit often feels like laying train tracks ahead of a speeding locomotive. An organization’s course depends on how well its leaders manage money down the line. Here is how nonprofits can expect the unexpected when budgeting.

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10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the sixth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

Living through the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good Year Okay

Museum 2.0

I took months off writing. I wished I could say it was purposeful. Instead, it was like a stumble that turned into a topple. It started when I took a single morning off my long time practice of writing for ½ hour when I first woke up. I didn’t even mean to. I just didn’t do it.

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10 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2021

Wild Apricot

Are you as ready for 2021 as I am? COVID-19 brought a slew of challenges for the nonprofit sector this year — but it didn’t get us down! As always, nonprofits showed their resilience and innovation to overcome a very difficult time. I’m. organizational-management

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Online Fundraising: 4 Best Practices to Boost Donations

Connection Cafe

Though many nonprofits still bring in donations the old-fashioned way, online fundraising can be a cost-effective, quick way to boost revenue and can open up a world of possibilities for your organization.

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How NOT to Make a Fundraising Plan

NonProfit Hub

Fundraising. While it’s something so common in the nonprofit world, it can be a beast to tackle ? and get it right. A successful fundraising plan has every aspect down to a science. But things don’t always go as planned. Humans mess up, people get busy, and some things just fall through.

5 Must-Have Productivity Software Products Nonprofits Need to Be Effective in 2021

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alan Tyson , CEO of DATABASICS – a software product that enables nonprofits to report, approve, and track employee hours, activities, and spending from anywhere, something that is especially important in an increasingly decentralized environment.

How Email Marketing Can Help (or Hurt) Your Fundraising

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How Email Marketing Can Help (or Hurt) Your Fundraising. Email communication is considered one of the core marketing strategies for nonprofits. Using it effectively is how you can ensure it will help your fundraising.

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Should Organizations Worry About a Decline in Membership? 3 Experts Weigh In

Wild Apricot

Worried about decline in membership? We turned to 3 experts in the membership field and asked their thoughts on the challenges of growing membership and what organizations can do to keep thriving

From Outputs to Outcomes: Measuring the True Value of Volunteering

Connection Cafe

The social good sector has struggled to effectively assess the value of volunteer programs for decades. We’ve tallied the number of hours served, rooms painted, pounds of food packed, children tutored, or books donated and then done our best to connect that to a nonprofit’s tangible outcomes.

Free Download: Schedule C Excel Worksheet for Self-Proprietors

Blue Fox

The Best Way to Track Income & Expenses for Tax Form 1040 download the excel worksheet here Sole proprietors: get out your shoebox of 2020 receipts and let’s get organized. Our team at Blue Fox created this handy Schedule C Worksheet for your profit or loss record-keeping pleasure.

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6 Tips for Your Year-End Giving Campaign

NonProfit Hub

If you’ve lived even a day as a member of the nonprofit community, you know how huge the holiday season is. Temperatures are dropping and sleigh bells are ringing. Everyone’s in a more giving mood with a cup of cocoa in their hands, surrounded by their loved ones. .

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Host a Virtual Fundraising Event: A Step-by-Step Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Christy Noel , VP of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause. Cost: Free.

Games Games Games

Museum 2.0

Museums have used games to engage visitors for decades. From full on role playing games to scavenger hunts, games can be digital or analog. Barry Joseph and I chatted games this week. SR: I came to games before I came to museums.

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Nonprofit Boards: 7 Key Responsibilities for Good Governance

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Jeb Banner, founder and CEO of Boardable. New board members often bring a contagious enthusiasm with them to board meetings, and these passionate individuals can breathe life into any nonprofit board. However, newcomers don’t. organizational-management

The 20 Most Popular sgENGAGE Articles Published in 2020

Connection Cafe

2020 has been quite the year, to say the very least. However, despite all the uncertainty and change, social good organizations have risen to meet the challenges thrown at them and find new ways to reach constituents and carry on their missions.

How can organizations build an effective performance evaluation system?


To improve the performance of employees, it is important to have the right standards on which their performance could be evaluated. Read more to know how organizations can build an effective performance evaluation system

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Instagram’s Hidden Likes

NonProfit Hub

Instagram has stopped showing likes. Some might already know about this. Let’s take a little sneak peek into the background of the story. Back in November of 2019, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced the number of likes on the Instagram application is going to be private.

Online Fundraising: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Be Compliant in 2021

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Sharon Cody, J.D. Partnership Manager at Harbor Compliance – a leading provider of compliance solutions for nonprofits.

Reflections on 2020

Museum 2.0

Learning from challenges is one of the hardest things for me. I can’t help but wallow in my mistakes and relive my frustrations. So, if you’re not quite ready to learn from 2020, that’s fine. Also, if you have quite got it into your mind to think about The After, that’s okay. But here are some of my reflections from this year in museum work: Camp Life: I came to camping late and through my children. What I thought of as dirty and cold often turned out to be that way.

Everything You Need to Know About Charitable Donation Receipts

Wild Apricot

Before you start collecting donations to your nonprofit, read this post about why, how and when to issue donation receipts

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Top Tips for Volunteer Recruitment During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Leading a group of passionate volunteers, doing deeds that help the community around you, and making a meaningful difference to an important cause are what make the job of a volunteer management leader worth it.

What are the must-haves in an AI-based LMS


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the biggest buzzwords in the industry today. Incorporating AI in LMS can open huge possibilities. Read more to know some of the must-haves in an AI-based LMS

SEO Tips To Index And Rank Faster

NonProfit Hub

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has seen a world of difference in recent times. Though the essentials remain the same, the tables have turned over time. Keywords have evolved and strategy has been completely revamped. Marketers continue to launch new ways to increase organic traffic to the website.

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7 Useful Tips to Increase Membership Renewal for Your Association

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Written by Findjoo , this is the third post in a series of three about best practices in digital marketing and fundraising for membership organizations and associations. Post 1: 12 Features Membership Organizations & Associations Should Look for in a CRM.

4 Ways to Measure Volunteer Program Return on Investment (ROI)

Volunteer Hub

Your organization’s volunteer program is an important driver toward mission. Here are 4 ways to measure volunteer program ROI and ensure you are getting the highest amount of value. Chances are, volunteers play an important role in your organization.

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Nonprofit Boards: 7 Key Responsibilities for Good Governance

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit boards have legal and ethical duties to fulfill — do you know what they are? Learn about seven key responsibilities nonprofit boards must fulfill for successful governance

2020 Round-up: The Top 5 Lessons for Canadian Nonprofits and Charities

Connection Cafe

As we prepare to begin a new year, one thing is clear: 2020 changed the way we look at the world.

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Foar From Home: Go For Tomorrow


Four Veterans. 3,000 Nautical Miles. 50 Days. In December 2021, four Veterans will launch from the Canary Islands to row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua in effort to raise awareness for Veteran PTSD and Veteran Suicide.

Today’s Talk with Susanne Blue

NonProfit Hub

This week on Today’s Talk, we sat down with Susanne Blue, Executive Director of Matt Talbot Kitchen and Outreach Center. Matt Talbot serves individuals and families experiencing or at risk of homelessness in the Lincoln area. .

A Detailed Guide to cryptocurrency Platforms and Arbitrage Trading Bots

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Learn more about different types of cryptocurrency platforms, the basics of arbitrage trading bots, their advantages and special features. What are Cryptocurrency Platforms? Cryptocurrency platforms are interfaces that allow users and investors to exchange a digital currency with another.

4 Trends That Will Redefine Corporate Giving For 2021

Givinga Blog

Across many industries, for countless companies and for nearly every consumer, the outlook for 2021 is in stark contrast to our vision entering 2020. The new year presents challenges resulting from the pandemic, though it also offers opportunity.

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How the Senior Dining Association Grew Their Contact Database 501% Throughout COVID-19

Wild Apricot

Discover how the Senior Dining Association was able to grow their contacts just over 500% between 2019 and 2020, as well as what your organization can do to capitalize on what they learned

Pricing Items for Your Virtual Auction: 4 Key Steps

Connection Cafe

Which new strategies that you adopted in 2020 effectively generated support, engaged donors, and reached new audiences? Chances are virtual events have played a role in your COVID-era tactics.

How to Talk About Legacy Giving…Without Seeming Creepy

Top Nonprofits

How challenging is it to live under the yoke of having to raise your entire budget – every single year – starting from scratch? Time to do something about it! Legacy giving programs often never get off the ground because people think talking about death is creepy.

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