July, 2022

Top 6 Reasons to Focus on Recurring Donations for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

When a donor signs up for a recurring donation online, there are no checks to mail and no monthly reminders needed; much of the expense and hassle on the nonprofit’s side have been eliminated.

Afraid of the Office? Top 3 Keys To Make Your Association a Kick-ass Place to Work According to History

Association TV

Caution: No turtles were harmed in the making of this blog. We’ve all heard tales from friends and family of these luscious workspaces with ping-pong tables, Friday beers and unlimited PTO.

Expanding the Value of Your AMS with Analytics

Association Analytics

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[EIDL Update] If your organization received a COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan, read this important update!

Blue Fox

Plus: Our recommendation on EIDL repayment The Basics: COVID-related EIDL funds are exhausted. The Small Business Association is not accepting additional requests for increases or reconsiderations. To view your EIDL details , you must sign up for an account here: caweb.sba.gov.

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.

Designing an Effective New Member Onboarding Process: 7 Tips

Wild Apricot

You’ve designed a value-packed membership program that offers amazing benefits and gives your members access to highly sought-after resources. So how is it possible that your renewal rates keep declining? Why are members dropping off when they. membership

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5 Ways to Power Up Your Nonprofit Email Deliverability

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Creating your next fundraising campaign requires a lot of work: you must identify your goals, your audience, segment your lists, create compelling content, and set up and test everything in your CRM.

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Nonprofits: Get over learned helplessness and stop standing in your own way

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. I’m back after taking the month of July off from writing! During these past four weeks I took. Capacity Building Fundraising Grantwriting Humor

Your AMS Wasn’t Designed For That

Association Analytics

The fact is: AMS solutions have a ton of fantastic capabilities – but they are not designed to do a lot of what we (associations) try to make them do. One of those things is aggregating all the data from your other core systems (e.g.

What Can Your Nonprofit Do With Just $1?

NonProfit PRO

In her latest blog, Erica Waasdorp begs the question: What can you do with just $1? She points out that combining those dollars will help make the giver stand tall, and that microdonations will eventually make a huge difference. Recurring Donations microdonations Recurring Gifts WoodGreen Foundatio

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.

The overhead myth: crash course to fundraising transparency

Candid

The overhead myth is a pervasive challenge for nonprofits, often leading to organizations that are under-funded, unable to make an impact that aligns with their potential, and rapidly losing high-performing employees.

Nonprofit Grants: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation To Fund $9 Billion

Bloomerang

On Wednesday, July 13, Bill Gates started a Twitter thread with an interesting observation: Several huge global setbacks over the past few years have left many people discouraged and wondering whether the world is destined to get worse. It’s not interesting because it’s a revelation.

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Why Nonprofits Should Pay Attention to Web3 and the Metaverse

Nonprofit Tech for Good

What is Web3? Web3 is a new version of the internet that uses blockchain (IE a secure but transparent record keeping system) to decentralize the management of the internet, thus reducing the control of prominent companies such as Google or Meta.

Celebrating National Disability Independence Day

VisionLink

In honor of National Disability Independence Day, Visionlink commemorates the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and celebrates the structural changes across the US since July 1990 and the assistive digital technologies that we've embraced.

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.

Expanding the Value of Your AMS with Analytics – 7/27/22

Association Analytics

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Have You Earned Your Donors’ Trust?

NonProfit PRO

The question before every executive director, fundraiser and stewardship team working today: Have you earned your donors' trust? No matter whether you think you have or not, there’s always more to do to strengthen the relationship and connection between your supporters and your cause.

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The Easiest Way To Collect and Track Membership Dues

Wild Apricot

If you’re starting a membership organization, one of the first things you’ll want to think about is how to collect membership dues. Membership managers often find it challenging to: Decide on a fair price and payment schedule for their. membership

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8 Must-Have Tools For Your Fundraising Toolkit

Get Fully Funded

Having the right tools in your fundraising toolkit makes your life easier. And your fundraising more productive! Maybe you’ve heard this phrase: “When the only thing you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”. It’s true.

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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.

[Free Webinar] The Formula to Successful Nonprofit Giving Days Year Round

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days are 24-hour (or longer) fundraising events that can be powerful moments throughout the year. These days are aimed at rallying communities together to maximize awareness, engagement, and donations.

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Best Practices for Donor Acquisition and Retention Through Direct Mail

Bloomerang

Best Practices for Donor Acquisition and Retention Through Direct Mail. Sending a personalized, well-written appeal via direct mail can be one of the most impactful ways for schools to fundraise.

Philanthropy during COVID-19 in India

Candid

Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) released a new report, Philanthropy and COVID-19: Examining giving in 2021 , in May 2022 that details COVID-19-related philanthropic funding in 2021.

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How to Recruit Volunteers for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

For most nonprofits and charities, volunteers are a vital part of their operations, allowing many organizations to make a big impact even with lean budgets. But the pandemic has created an epidemic of volunteer shortages. As a result, nonprofits are scrambling to make up for the lost assistance.

Nonprofit Bylaws 101: How to Write (and Change!) Bylaws for Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Over the years, your nonprofit is bound to grow and change! Nonprofit bylaws help to remove uncertainty from those changes by starting your nonprofit from a solid foundation. But what are bylaws for a nonprofit in the first place? If you’ve never. organizational-management

6 Questions to Consider When Assessing Your Nonprofit's Grant Readiness

TechSoup

For most nonprofits, the grant writing season never actually ends. As you complete one grant proposal, you may have to write another. In truth, the grant writing season is more of a cycle than anything else.

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[Webinar] Emerging Social Media Trends for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Social media tools and trends are always evolving, and to be successful on social media, nonprofits need to embrace a strategy of flexibility and early adoption. This 90-minute webinar will summarize emerging trends in social media and they impact nonprofit digital communications and fundraising.

Getting the Right People on Your Board

Bloomerang

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Motivating Social Donors: Why Trust is Important to Your Fundraising Success

One Cause

The post Motivating Social Donors: Why Trust is Important to Your Fundraising Success appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post peer-to-peer research

The Consequence of Not Reporting Back to Your Donors

NonProfit PRO

One tiny report makes a tremendous amount of difference because it closes the giving loop. Read these stories in which major gifts officers either successfully reported back or didn’t. The contrast is stunning. Donor Relationship Management Major Gifts giving loop Report

Build a Mission Worthy Team

.orgSource

When the first crew of astronauts departs for Mars, Suzanne T. Bell’s work will play a large role in their success. Bell is an associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology at DePaul University. She studies team composition.

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3 Ways to Automate Project Management Workflows with Asana

TechSoup

Project management can be a complex and time-consuming task for many nonprofits. It's an essential part of keeping all of your work on track, but it can sometimes feel like the admin involved in managing your projects takes up more time and energy than the projects themselves.

Dropbox for Nonprofits: Benefits and Available Discounts

Donorbox

Dropbox is an online file-sharing service. From adding e-signatures to sharing documents, images, and videos with anyone, Dropbox is an easy and secure option for organizations and individuals alike.