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.

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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!

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

Gyrus

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

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.

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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

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.

How to Handle Taxes For Your Side Hustle

Blue Fox

​Independent Contractors, Self-Employed, Sole Proprietors - That’s You If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to prepare for the unexpected. How might you do that?

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How can organizations build an effective performance evaluation system?

Gyrus

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

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.

[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.

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

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. .

How to Train Your Nonprofit Team in 5 Easy & Effective Steps

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Train Your Nonprofit Team in 5 Easy & Effective Steps. Nonprofit training is a critical component of running a successful organization. With these five steps, you can create a culture of learning within your team. Nonprofits hire for passion. That’s because passion for your cause is huge.

How to plan the perfect employee reskilling program

Gyrus

If the existing employees do not have the necessary skills to perform on the job, they would have to be replaced by new ones. Thus, reskilling is important not just for the employee but also for the company to avoid costs associated with frequently replacing employees.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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

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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How to get more Vegan products in restaurants

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to get more Vegan products in restaurants. Tags : Vegan, Sustainability. On average, 1 in every 25 dishes in a restaurant is a Vegan dish. Most of the time, not a very good option. In this video, Vikas Garg explains how the app abillionveg can help change that.

Best New Leadership And Business Book Of 2020

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This time each year, I select my pick for best new leadership and business book for the year. For 2020, my pick is, StandOut! Become a Young Professional Who Wins at Work and Life , by Nathan Magnuson , published in June this year.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 177: Storytelling with Financials

Connection Cafe

Do you know how to not only interpret your organization’s financials, but also how to present them to others as a compelling story that offers transparency and increases donations and impact?

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

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

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. .

How Nonprofits Can Ensure the Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How Nonprofits Can Ensure the Security and Compliance of Sensitive Data. Data security and compliance may not be the first thing on your min, but check out how simple the first few steps can be.

Why Learning Beats Knowing

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Liz Wiseman 's book, Rookie Smarts , is all about living and working perpetually on a learning curve. She contends that we do our best work when we are new to something. And, she teaches us how to reclaim and cultivate the curious, flexible and youthful mindset called "rookie smarts."

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 176: Giving Effective Feedback

Connection Cafe

Feedback is a gift, but the thought of giving feedback can be scary. However, whether you are giving the gift of feedback to an employee, a manager, a teammate, a donor, a supporter, an advocate or a peer there is a process you can use to ensure your gift is better accepted.

How gamification in LMS gives better results?

Gyrus

Humans by nature are competitive. Menial tasks where one just has to ‘get the job done’ often tend to feel uninteresting. However, when there is an element of competition involved, people naturally tend to outdo each other. Read why gamification in LMS gives better learning outcomes