December, 2020

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!

Setting The Tone: The Impact of Music Choice in Video Development

Association TV

Why do people love to meticulously create curated playlists for events, for their day or for a certain mood? Well, it’s because they want to evoke a specific feeling or vibe with every selected tune.

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WordPress 5.6 is Coming: PHP 8 is Already Here

Byte Technology

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.

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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Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Nucleus named data analytics solution of the Association Laboratory Research Alliance


Gravitate Solutions is pleased to report that Nucleus has been named the official data analytics solution for the Association Laboratory Research Alliance.

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.

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Fundraiser vs. Friendraiser vs. Waste of Time

The Fundraising Authority

Last night, I was watching an old episode of The Office (US version) that brought a common non-profit problem to mind. In this episode , Michael is getting chided (over the phone) by the corporate office for spending too much money holding office parties.

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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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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

6 Tips on Attracting Learners to Your LMS

Blue Sky eLearn

Are you among the m any organizations who transitioned an annual meeting (or multiple meetings) from in-person to virtual this year ? Maybe you even used your LMS to take registration, host the meeting, and to provide continuing education credits aft er the event.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

The Changing Face of Association Membership

Nimble AMS

Associations have a long history as thriving communities of individuals and companies with common interests and goals. They serve as educators, advocates, idea forums, and compilers of industry research and best practices.

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.

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 the Real Estate Industry Can Benefit from the Shift to Virtual and Hybrid Events


The world over, an increasing number of industries are seeing significant impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, physical distancing mandates, shelter in place orders, and workplace shutdowns. .

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

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

VolunteerHub’s integration with Salesforce Dramatically Impacts Miriam’s Kitchen Bottom-Line

Volunteer Hub

Miriam’s Kitchen is using VolunteerHub to recruit volunteers, engage corporate partners, and positively impact its bottom-line while increasing impact through the software’s integration with Salesforce. Miriam’s Kitchen has been a staple in the Washington, D.C. community for over 37 years.

5 ways to boost your association’s revenue in 2021

Nimble AMS

Member demographics are changing. According to recent Community Brands research , the members who are most engaged today are younger and more diverse.

[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.

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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5 Podcasts Every Event Professional Should Listen To


While there are lots of different ways to learn the ins, the outs, and the latest trends in the event industry, listening to a podcast is probably one of the easiest and most entertaining ways to do it! . In the last several years, podcasts have grown in popularity.

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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Two Qualities Donors Need To See Before They Invest Big

The Fundraising Authority

As fundraisers, we often focus on planning and tactics: what five things are we going to do to raise $200,000 this year? How are we going to shift our direct mail strategy to find more mid-level donors? What’s our social media fundraising plan ? Tactics are important. Strategy is important.

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Why we’re not making predictions for 2021

Nimble AMS

After the year we’ve all had (and what a year it’s been!), who can really predict what comes next? The truth is, nobody saw a year like 2020 coming. I mean, did you ever think toilet paper demand or mysterious monoliths would be headline-makers?

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 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

8 Platform Features That Can Make Your Virtual Event a Success


Even before COVID-19 hit, event organizers were making the move toward a digital format as a way to save event costs, increase revenues, and reach a global audience. Virtual events are now playing a major role in the events industry. .

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

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Connect with Donors at End of Year During COVID-19

Top Nonprofits

It’s December! This is the single. solitary month representing a very significant percentage of many nonprofit’s donations.

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5 ways an online community is key to delivering a great member experience

Nimble AMS

Delivering value for your members is what your association is all about. You’re the go-to resource for your industry or profession. You’re the place your members go to stay informed, network, and advance their careers.

8 Year-End Fundraising Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A list curated and sponsored by: Classy ––a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.

A 10 Step Guide to a Throwing a Successful Fundraising Event

The Fundraising Authority

Charity events are a popular form of fundraising. While they can be great money makers for an organization, they can also be time consuming and expensive. The success of charity events depends on careful planning. To help you ensure that your fundraising event is a winner, here are ten major components that you must incorporate into your event plan, regardless of the specific fundraising event ideas you use: 1.

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Virtual Holiday Fundraiser Ideas


Since shifting to the virtual event space, event planners have had to come up with creative ways to continue hosting profitable events.

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

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.