June, 2017

How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think

SocialFish

By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS. “We We need to do more fundraising and generate more revenue.”. It’s a familiar refrain of organizations of all types and sizes. A commonly overlooked solution to the challenge is to seek funds for specific programs and projects by applying for grants.

3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.

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7 Tips to Increase Your Online Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

Online giving continues to rise due to its simplicity, convenience and consumer behavior. These days, supporters can donate instantly on computers, tablets and smart phones via your organization’s website, virtual appeals, text-to-give initiatives, apps and email.

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7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors [Updated]

NonProfit Hub

Online fundraising garners millions in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year, but with so many options, it can be difficult to find the right online donation tools for your organization.

What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Gen Z

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Youth belonging to Generation Z were born in and after 1998. The oldest of Gen Zs are currently entering college and finishing high school.

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Facebook Live For Nonprofits: How Live Streaming Helped One Org Raise Almost $100K

Connection Cafe

There’s a lot of talk about the ways nonprofits can use Facebook to raise money — live streaming fundraising events, breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page.

How to Use Slack for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

I sit on a couple of different boards for nonprofits and I’ve learned that sometimes, organizations run into snags. And often, these snags come from communication mishaps…” who was supposed to do what and when were they supposed to do it?”.

10 Random, but Interesting Stats About Online Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report will be released on September 4,2017. The report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how and why donors worldwide give to their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

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How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

BoardAssist

How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! That’s why BoardAssist compiles this data every year from the hundreds of nonprofits we serve and shares it with the nonprofit community.

Boomer Bootcamp!

SocialFish

Message for SocialFish readers from my friend Shira Harrington – please share if you know anyone who might be interested!

Nonprofits in the Autonomous World: Will the Bots Take Over?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Click to Check Out Beth Bot. What is the “autonomous world?” As Jeremiah Owyang , founder of Crowd Companies , describes it as drones, robots, chat bots, and AI. He should know, having tracked and observed the disruption caused by online technology over the past decade.

How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

Connection Cafe

Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) is the political voice for kids. We’re fiercely bipartisan because we believe that kids’ issues shouldn’t be a Republican or Democratic issue.

Drive Attention and Gain Donations on Facebook with Video Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Animoto. Nonprofits have a unique advantage on Facebook. Facebook is an environment where billions of people go to check in on what matters most to them and this includes the causes they’re most passionate about.

How Nonprofits Can Improve Their Email Deliverability

Tech Soup Blog

A recent study published in May 2017 by digital tool provider EveryAction reported that over 18 percent of nonprofit fundraising emails ended up in junk folders in 2016.

5 Nonprofit Marketing Myths That Still Need Debunking

John Haydon

In less than two decades nonprofit marketing has evolved into a completely different animal. The widespread use of social media and mobile devices means that your donors are now always connected (and more distracted) than ever before.

Marketing, Membership and Comms Association Jobs – June 27

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital. .

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Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

How to Build a Grateful Patient Program to Drive Lifetime Donors

Connection Cafe

Today’s healthcare market is consumer driven. Forward thinking facilities must find ways to attract, keep, and nurture patients. Engaging grateful patients in philanthropy is an ideal way to do just that.

Find (and Keep) New Staff by Improving Company Culture

NonProfit Hub

I am continually amazed by what our Nonprofit Hub team can accomplish as lean as we operate. This summer, we took a different approach by hiring a new wave of interns. It had been a while since I was able to hire and train a number of people at once.

34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Every month we compile the largest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are 34 for July 2017. webinars nonprofit-webinars

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Non-Boring #Tech4Good Meetings for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared organizers bring together the nonprofit technology community for face-to-face meetings. but we all know that meetings are boring! Admit it, you sometimes dread going to those all-staff assemblies.

Hot Association Marcomm Jobs – Week of June 7

SocialFish

Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I facilitated a workshop on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Nonprofit High Performance to Wellbeing in Santa Cruz hosted by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Part of the workshop includes an assessment and reflection about the causes of stress in the nonprofit workplace.

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Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

Predictive Modeling uses “big data” to help predict the future. It’s the data-driven, more reliable version of a crystal ball.

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Five Low-Cost Website Options for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

If you want to do good work, then you need good tools to get the job done. A website is one of a nonprofit’s most important tools. It helps you collect donations, spread the word about your mission and get your name out into the world.

Moving From Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion

Wild Apricot Blog

Many organizations and associations have a compelling statement on diversity and inclusion, but one that isn't reflected in their day-to-day operations. Sherry Marts and Elizabeth Engel, authors of "Include Is a Verb," show you how to move your organization from talk to action when it comes to authentic diversity and inclusion. assocations inclusion diversity

Refugee Response: TechSoup's New Online Technology Resource for NGOs Helping Refugees

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is proud celebrate World Refugee Day by announcing a new humanitarian project that that we're doing in Europe and the Middle East. It's called Refugee Response , and it's a project in cooperation with Microsoft to respond to the refugee crisis.

Are Cultural Organizations Built to Fail to Scale?

Museum 2.0

My new audial obsession is the podcast How I Built This , in which Guy Raz interviews entrepreneurs who built notable companies. The podcast offers incredible stories behind the making of businesses like Chuck E Cheese, Southwest Airlines, and Zuumba.

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Brittney Bush.

3 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas for Higher Ed Institutions

Connection Cafe

Recently Blackbaud UK’s Customer Engagement Director Dan Keyworth spoke at the Global Leaders Summit about Social Fundraising for Educational Institutions. He highlighted three different peer-to-peer fundraising opportunities specifically for higher education institutions.

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How to Raise Volunteer and Employee Morale

NonProfit Hub

Motivation. We all have it, we all lack it at times. There’s a trick to stimulating motivation among your employees and volunteers. Employees and volunteers are equally as important as donors when it comes to a nonprofit. These people are the lifeblood of your organization.

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24 Things I Wish I Knew Before Entering the Nonprofit World

Wild Apricot Blog

I asked Shawna, and a dozen other seasoned nonprofit pros what they wish they knew before signing on to work for a nonprofit. Here are the 22 things that they hammered home. working-at-a-nonprofit

Moving to the Cloud? Keep These 8 Security Tips in Mind

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud-based applications and services are super convenient. After all, they let you work from practically anywhere using almost any device, and they make it easy to collaborate with coworkers.

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How Text Messaging Has Revolutionized Giving

BoardAssist

Most of our board placements love nothing better than joining a board where they can be a voice of change. Perhaps that voice in 2017 will be to help your nonprofit adopt text messaging as a new way of fundraising.