March, 2021

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 185: Promoting Your Value as a Database Administrator

Connection Cafe

Database administrators (also commonly called database managers, DBAs or DBMs) are often operating behind the scenes, outside of the spotlight. However, DBAs are critical team members and it’s important they promote their value within their organizations.

Reasons to put Cloudflare in Front of Your Website

Byte Technology

Cloudflare is a service that provides a Content Delivery Network (CDN), a performance layer, and a firewall for your website. Aside from the services mentioned, Cloudflare also offers many more.

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How to Build a Stronger Team: On Zoom or In-person

NonProfit Hub

This blog was sponsored by Fiverr. Our teams have been tested in this last year. The move to working remotely was less of a transition and more of an overhaul of everything we were used to. Teams were forced to work online , trying to brainstorm, collaborate and connect at a distance ?

How to Learn SEO in 2021 [Newbie-Friendly Guide]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Learn SEO in 2021 [Newbie-Friendly Guide]. A special guest post by Visme’s Marketing Manager, Sergey Aliokhin to get you started on learning SEO. Needless to say that SEO changes rapidly.

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Managing Cybersecurity Risks at Your Nonprofit

TechSoup

As organizations and society in general have become more dependent on the Internet and access to digital information, attempts to exploit weaknesses in technology systems have increased.

[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2021 Open Data Project [ español , français ] seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. At the core of the project is the 2021 Global NGO Technology Survey.

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You Have a Google Grant—Now What? A Guide for Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

More nonprofits are beginning to see the immense value of the Google Ad Grants and have acquired it for themselves. If you’ve managed to get the grant for your organization, you deserve a hearty congratulations. However, as many nonprofit professionals know, acquiring the grant is only the beginning.

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Build Donor Engagement Before You Start A Campaign 

NonProfit Hub

When a nonprofit organization decides to undertake a capital campaign, it has most likely identified a need and developed a project to address that need. Usually, the campaign is designed to resource the project.

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Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Non-Profit Marketing: How to Win Supporters and Donors Online. A special guest post by Michael Akinlaby to help nonprofits, NGOs and Social Enterprises utilize the power of content marketing to win supporters and donors online.

We’ve Been Asking the Wrong Question About Charity Compensation

Charity Navigator

All our lives we’ve been taught that one of the best questions you can ask in researching a charity is, “How much do they pay their CEO?” If the number’s low, that means they respect your donation. If the number’s high it means they don’t, and there’s something fishy going on.

How to Use Twitter to Engage the Right Community for Your Nonprofit

TechSoup

Twitter has evolved significantly since it launched in 2006 as a simple, short messaging service. Twitter is no longer simply a platform to "microblog," as it was initially designed. Twitter is now a powerful platform to know, understand, and segment your community. Social Media

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 187: Strategies for Avoiding Tech Burnout

Connection Cafe

We already relied on technology to communicate before the pandemic, but over the past year we’ve become even more dependent on video and digital communications to live and work. So, how can you make use of the tech you need to navigate the world without succumbing to burnout?

9 Socially Responsible Companies to Applaud

Classy

Companies are no longer content to do well. Today, many businesses also make it their mission to do good. . At Classy, we believe that a company will find its greatest success by marrying purpose and profit.

3 Common Nonprofit Board Myths

NonProfit Hub

Your board is one of your most important assets. Don’t get bogged down by those who don’t have your cause in mind. Here are 3 common nonprofit board myths. Myth #1 Board Members Can’t be Fired. Last year, shortly after the news broke that Florida GOP Rep.

Free Stock Photos for your Nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Get thousands of free stock photos for your nonprofit, NGO or Social Enterprise. Win the hearts of your audience with breathtaking stock images. Great images say more than one thousand words.

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We need to talk about our toxic obsession with productivity

Nonprofit AF

At the beginning of the pandemic, I texted a friend, an executive director, to see how he was doing. “I. Office Culture Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion self-care Work-Life Balance nonprofit productivity unions

Announcing the 2021 Open Data Project!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Open data is the idea that some data should be freely available to everyone to use a nd republish as they wish. The Open Data Project seeks to gain a better understanding of how NGOs, NPOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising.

The Unseen Opportunity of Asset-Based Giving

Connection Cafe

Recently one of The Giving Crowd’s partners asked a nonprofit leader , “ h ow many gifts of assets have you received?” The leader responded, “Oh, we have that covered, we receive one every now and then.”

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Why do we keep working in museums?

Museum 2.0

I’ve been asking myself this question for months. I read this post by Jeremy Munro, and it hit me hard.

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Cause Camp 2021 Speaker Line-Up

NonProfit Hub

It’s that time of year again, Cause Camp 2021 is just around the corner! On May 11th, 2021 join us for a virtual conference unlike any other. Cause Camp, presented by Nonprofit Hub and Do More Good , has been nationally recognized by Forbes as a “must-attend” for the nonprofit sector.

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Nonprofits: Upgrade Your Social Media Marketing Strategy through Social Media Automation

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Social Media Optimization Tips for Nonprofits and NGOs. A special guest post by Chris Makara to help nonprofits, NGOs and Social Enterprises understand the benefits of Social Media Automation.

White supremacy and the problem with centering donors’ interests and emotions

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. Please buckle up, because this may be a bumpy ride for many of you. One, because of the. Fundraising Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

7 Key Lessons Learned from Virtual Fundraising Events in 2020

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Lindsay Johnson, Marketing Team Member at MobileCause , an industry leader in virtual fundraising events and online giving, plus fundraising solutions such as peer-to-peer, text-to-donate and mobile messaging.

3 Reasons to Explore Virtual Training For Nonprofit Staff

Connection Cafe

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker. Learning is truly an everlasting endeavor. When we stop learning, we stop growing.

How to Build an Effective Nonprofit Board: The Complete Guide

Wild Apricot

As any nonprofit leader knows, a strong board of directors is critical to an organization’s success and long-term resilience. Beyond fulfilling a legal requirement, an effective nonprofit board also plays an important role in an organization’s. organizational-management

Lean was made for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Lean was made for nonprofits. Well, of course, technically, it was not. What I mean to say is; Lean was made for nonprofits. Just in the way that jelly was made for peanut butter, it feels like common sense to pair them together.

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How to Write a Successful Nonprofit Business Plan

Elevation

Nonprofit organizations exist to meet social or environmental problems. For that reason, organizations don't always focus on a solid financial bottom-line. However, they can't effectively achieve their objectives without recurring donation income , human capital, and operation planning.

Answers on grant reports if nonprofits were brutally honest with funders

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, this Friday is my birthday. If you want to help me celebrate, please donate to Mujer Al Volante, Funder Relations Fundraising Grantwriting fundraising grant reports

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Women’s History Month: 11 Nonprofits That Are Advocating For Female Empowerment

Kindful

This Women’s History Month, we’re proud to highlight the innovative and impactful work of these Kindful customers. Their missions are varied—from gender equity in the music industry to helping those affected by incarceration and addiction—but their causes are all worthy of your time and support.

4 Ways to Support Your Nonprofit’s Outreach with Direct Mail

Connection Cafe

Successful outreach requires understanding your donors and what makes them decide to give. Of course, no two donors are exactly alike, which means your nonprofit has to account for lots of different supporters with different motivations and different ways to reach them.

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Tools To Help Write Quality Articles Faster

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Tools To Help Write Quality Articles Faster. Writing articles isn’t easy, but these tools will help you make the process faster and easier Here’s a list of the most essential tools that you absolutely need to try out at least once.

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Problem-Solving: Be More Painkiller, Less Vitamin

NonProfit Hub

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important for nonprofit leaders to be good stewards of dollars and resources. Now it’s essential. More than ever, nonprofits need to find ways to be more efficient and impactful. Nonprofits can spend less while getting more.

How to Send a Nonprofit Appeal and Get Results

Get Fully Funded

Direct mail is a valuable fundraising strategy, but figuring out how to send a nonprofit appeal can be confusing. It seems like it should be simple. You’re just mailing a letter asking for a donation, right? But there are dozens of ways it can go wrong.

Social Enterprise Resource Round-up (March 2021)

Blue Fox

OUR TOP PICKS: News and Resources for Social Enterprise Organizations and Social Entrepreneurs If you’re like us, your daily inbox is jam-packed with newsletters and educational opportunities from like-minded social impact leaders.

Donor Data And Donor Communication | A Mini Guide

Kindful

Nonprofit marketing leaders are always thinking about how to best communicate with their donors. Personalized and valuable communication is what builds relationships, and long-lasting donor relationships are what set the foundation for nonprofit growth.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 186: Why Adaptive Strategy is the New Strategic Plan

Connection Cafe

The last year has taught us that change is the only constant – however, that makes it difficult to stick to a traditional 3-year or 5-year strategic plan. So, how can social good organizations plan in a way that allows for change?

Building Donor Relationships One Thank You At a Time

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post by Ephraim Gopin, the founder of 1832 Communications. “The thank you is the single most important piece of communication that your donors get. They have a higher recall of it than the appeal that generated the gift.” ” fundraising