March, 2021

How To Eat an Elephant—Byte-Size Advice for Making Your Next Big Technology Purchase

.orgSource

What does a technology investment have in common with a woolly mammoth? You guessed it: They are both a big, hairy deal. Whether you’re looking for a small, mid-sized, or major system, a lot is riding on that purchase. The stakes are more about success than money.

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[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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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.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Association TV

If you’ve already decided to move your association from analog to digital, you need to start thinking about how you will implement those changes in your organization.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

Why Volunteers Make Amazing Donors

The Fundraising Authority

Guest Post by Corbit Harrison from VolunteerHub. Your volunteers are already some of your most committed supporters. You know that this is true, because they are contributing a highly valuable asset: their time. In fact, recent studies show that each volunteer’s time is worth over $23 per hour.

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Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant

.orgSource

The conference ROI slowly rose like a gator lifting its head from the swamp of negative numbers. But membership dues, product sales, and web analytics are sinking deeper into quicksand. Even facing a dismal scenario like this, the decision to call for outside expertise can be difficult.

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.

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The ASAE Annual Meeting Goes Virtual; Why This is a Good Decision

The MatrixFiles

I read the email from ASAE (the American Society of Association Executives) yesterday afternoon about the ASAE Annual Meeting.

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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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.

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

How to Create an Exceptional Digital Events Experience with Video Chats

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. So, what’s in a venue? As event organizers, we know what we’re looking for when we pick an exhibit hall or convention center for our events.

A Red-Carpet Approach Grows Dynamic Industry Partnerships

.orgSource

You wouldn’t go to the bank for a loan without a fine-tuned business plan or approach a fundraising prospect for a major gift before learning everything you could about their interests.

[FREE WEBINAR] 6 Ways to Prevent Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Chuck Spidell , WordPress Security Expert at ILLUSIO. Cost: Free. If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be.

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.

How BeSpeake Clients are Adding Fun to their Virtual Meetings

The MatrixFiles

“How do we add fun to our virtual meeting? How do I get people chatting during our sessions? How do we get attendees interacting with each other? These are just some of the questions we get when we meet with BeSpeake clients each week to plan their virtual meetings.

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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

How To Activate Your Board For Fundraising

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Candace Cody, Manager of Content + Education at CauseVox. Your nonprofit’s board is one of the most powerful fundraising assets you have. But often our board members go untapped: either because you don’t think. fundraising

How to Create an Exceptional Digital Events Experience with Video Chats

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. So, what’s in a venue? As event organizers, we know what we’re looking for when we pick an exhibit hall or convention center for our events.

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.

As the Pandemic Ends—The Need to Reinvent Grows

.orgSource

I found a relic of my former life when I was organizing my files. It was a presentation I created back in January 2020. The title was Association 4.0—Creating Creating Community in a Less Social World. I planned to use the deck to launch a new series of in-person Think Tanks.

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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.

Why Journey Mapping is so Important to Creating Amazing Member Journeys

The MatrixFiles

Matrix Group is working on an email signup project for a longtime client. This client wants to create an easier way for members and non-members to see all the newsletters the association has to offer, and easily subscribe to receive them.

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How to Get Millennials to Support Your Cause

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes How to Get Millennials to Support Your Cause. Now is the time to ask: how can your nonprofit engage the millennial generation? Born between 1981 and 1996 , millennials are out of college and entering the workforce.

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

Symphony Technology Group Acquires CommPartners, a Leading SaaS Provider  of Learning Management System Software and Virtual Events  

Cadmium CD

The Association 4.0 Podcast Series—Build Skills to Succeed in the Digital Marketplace

.orgSource

Podcasts are the perfect learning tool for multitaskers. You can walk the dog, workout, or pick up a Starbucks and be educated and entertained at the same time. That’s why.orgSource,orgCommunity’s partner consultancy, is excited to launch the Association 4.0 series.

5 Tips to Boost Your Nonprofit Website’s SEO

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Laura Bucher , Storyteller at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. SEO (search engine optimization) refers to the process that makes it easier to help users find your website with a quick internet search.

We Need to Bring Back the “Meet” in Meetings

The MatrixFiles

During a kickoff meeting with a new BeSpeake client, I asked this question: What did not work during your annual meeting last year?

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.

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.

The Quick Guide to Building an Online Community for your Organization

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. This article is based on an earlier webinar. View the recording here.

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How To Welcome New Members To An Organization

Wild Apricot

Do you remember the first conference you attended? What about your first association networking event? Did you feel welcomed, or more like a wallflower waiting for a dance invitation? As a junior association staffer, I was excited to fly halfway across. membership