August, 2023

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How Nonprofits Can Achieve Superior Project Execution

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits excel at developing new ideas and starting their implementation, but the outcomes often fall short of initial expectations. Here are the top five reasons why top performing nonprofits “out-execute” everyone else.

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6 Generations of Giving: Who Gives the Most and How They Prefer to Give

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Michelle Kocin , Digital Marketing Manager at Sylogist Mission CRM – a donor management, fundraising, and volunteer management platform build for nonprofits and NGOs in the Microsoft Dataverse. When we look at the giving landscape in North America, the preferences and motivations for giving vary across different generations. It’s reasonable to focus on older donors, specifically members of the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers because together they account for almost 70% of total doll

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Preparing Your Association for AI

Association Analytics

AI has garnered a lot of global and national attention across most industries in recent months. Popular AI tools like ChatGPT and Bard are continuously learning how to work faster and more efficiently, which can stir up a lot of feelings in us humans. As such, some organizations have already jumped on the bandwagon and are quickly adapting, while others are hesitating to embrace the potential of this technology.

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Elevating your major gifts and planned giving with data-driven decision-making

EveryAction

Let’s imagine a familiar scenario: the end of your nonprofit organization’s current fundraising campaign is approaching. Around the office or in your virtual workspace, fundraisers bustle, scheduling presentations, making calls, and otherwise wrapping up on a high note. In your fundraising constituent relationship management (CRM) platform, the donations received and the goals you set for your campaign can seem abstract, but your fundraising successes and setbacks will have a major impact on the

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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Join Our Team - We're Hiring!

VisionLink

Current job openings at Visionlink and at WithinReach, one of our great customers. Might one of these interest you or someone you know? VISIONLINK OPENINGS We are humanitarians driven to build better connections for communities like yours. Visionlink builds integrated software solutions, with expert consultation and implementation services, to transform people-serving organizations.

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ASAE Annual 2023: Trending topics and insights for your association

Nimble AMS

We had the best time seeing you at ASAE Annual 2023 in Atlanta! Our Nimble AMS team loved connecting with so many association professionals and gaining valuable industry insights from the ASAE 2023 sessions. The theme of the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition was “Shape Your Purpose.” Sessions featuring top industry leaders encouraged association professionals to define both their personal and organizational purposes.

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Your Guide to Year-End Fundraising Best Practices

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jen Frazier , President at Firefly Partners – a women-owned, LGBTQ+ certified, and minority-owned digital marketing agency that develops accessible online experiences that empower progressive organizations to thrive. The end of the year is a critical time for nonprofit fundraising. According to DonorBox nearly one-third of all annual gifts come in December, and nearly half of all online donations come in the last week of the year.

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Turning Your Static iMIS Reports into Actionable Insights

Association Analytics

Whether you’ve used iMIS for years, are just getting started or considering making the switch, you will likely have similar struggles and questions. Some in.

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Thursday Thoughts: transforming mid-level donors into major donors

EveryAction

Welcome to another installment of Thursday Thoughts, a dedicated space for our friends in nonprofit sector leadership to reflect on reports, statistics, and other trends—because when our community shares knowledge, we can all do more good.  Check out our last installment here ! One way to meet new major donors is to steward existing donors into upgrading their gifts to your nonprofit organization.

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Raising funds for a world free of oppression

Big Duck

Related Content CampaignsParent Project Muscular DystrophyEngaging the community to raise funds CampaignsThe Jewish BoardMotivating young people to engage CampaignsThe Multiple Myeloma Research FoundationTranslating complex science into a clear ask

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Innovative Nimble AMS returns to the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition

Nimble AMS

Our Nimble AMS team is returning to the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia. We can’t wait to meet with thousands of association professionals, attend meaningful sessions, and get inspired to innovate. Join us at ASAE 2023 on August 5-8. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! What is the 2023 ASAE Annual Meeting and Exposition?

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Donors Remain Loyal to DAFs as Overall Giving Declines

NonProfit PRO

Trends have shown both annual and major donors pulled back their charitable gifts last year due to economic uncertainty. Despite that, giving from donor-advised funds (DAFs) remained strong last year. And so far this year — or fiscal year for some DAF grantors — that remains true.

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[Recordings] Earn a 2023 Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts January 24, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate in 2023 — you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in June-August 2023: [ Pay $20 ] June 28 Recording: How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy [ Pay $30 ] July 12 Recording: Facebook & Instagram Best Practices [ Pay $30 ] July 26 Recording: LinkedIn 

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Turning Your Static iMIS Reports into Actionable Insights – 8/31/23

Association Analytics

The post Turning Your Static iMIS Reports into Actionable Insights – 8/31/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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6 smart fundraising strategies to drive major giving success

EveryAction

from our friends at Double the Donation Major giving strategies play a major role in many nonprofit organizations’ fundraising success. And the larger your organization, the larger the gifts you can expect to receive⁠—that is, of course, when your team has a plan to cultivate and steward key donors. Feel like your fundraising team could use a boost?

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5 Strategies for Stronger Relationships to Raise More at Year-End

DonorPerfect

We all know how important it is to maximize our efforts as we move towards the end of the year. Doing this requires being able to create and nurture strong relationships with key donors in particular ways. While there are many things that are key to helping do this, there are five specific strategies that Read More » The post 5 Strategies for Stronger Relationships to Raise More at Year-End appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Tips to enhance your association’s member experience by leveraging Nimble AMS and Salesforce Experience Cloud

Nimble AMS

Built on Salesforce, Nimble AMS provides powerful tools for member management. To empower associations to create exceptional online experiences for members and stakeholders, Nimble AMS leverages Salesforce Experience Cloud. Nimble AMS uses Experience Cloud to provide you r organization with guidelines and custom components for creating a branded and personalized member experience.

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15 Ways Board Members Can Help Raise Funds

NonProfit PRO

I have heard many nonprofit executive directors and fundraisers say, “My board just won’t do any fundraising.” I’ve also heard, “My board doesn’t understand anything about fundraising.” Here is a non-exhaustive list of actions board members can take to help with fundraising.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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7 Ways Technology Upgrades Your Nonprofit’s Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Golf has a ton of giving power. For nonprofits, a golf tournament is the chance to raise mission-critical dollars, engage supporters, build relationships, and ultimately, do more good. And while planning a tournament isn’t a small undertaking, the good news for nonprofit event planners is that the right technology can make it easier, more efficient, and more lucrative to orga

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Perfect Your Nonprofit Calls to Action in 3 Steps

Neon CRM

Nonprofit calls to action are what drive people to take the next step. They may appear on your website, in emails, at the end of social media posts, and even on direct mail materials! In this article, we’ll focus specifically on the calls to action you need for your nonprofit website. That’s because your website not only needs to inform visitors but more importantly, your organization’s website needs to inspire them.

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CharityVillage Connects: Disappearing Volunteers: The Looming Crisis for Nonprofits

Charity Village

A perfect storm is threatening the very foundation of Canada’s nonprofit sector. A severe shortage of volunteers has led to the cancellation and suspension of critical programming and services across Canada and, in some cases, the closure of entire organizations. In this episode of CharityVillage Connects, we explore why so many volunteers simply didn’t return […] The post CharityVillage Connects: Disappearing Volunteers: The Looming Crisis for Nonprofits appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Wine Pull Strategy: Pouring Success into Your Fundraising Event

Greater Giving

How to boost your next fundraiser with a Wine Pull. What is a Wine Pull Fundraiser? A wine pull is a captivating auction game addition to your fundraising event that offers attendees the chance to contribute to your cause while also taking home a bottle of wine. Enhance Revenue with a Fixed Price Wine Pull A fixed-price wine pull presents a fantastic opportunity to generate more funds for your fundraiser.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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Advance your association with the powerhouse collaboration of Nimble AMS and RSM

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is proud to share our partnership with RSM ! Our Nimble AMS team has worked with RSM for several years, resulting in a powerhouse collaboration, offering innovative solutions to empower associations. “RMS was one of Nimble AMS’ first implementation partners and has been a valued, longtime partner,” said Jeffrey Golembiewski, VP, Business Solutions & Partnerships at Nimble AMS.

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4 Ways to Build Benefits to Attract and Retain Nonprofit Employees

NonProfit PRO

Many nonprofits are feeling the pressure of today’s challenging labor market. How can you attract and retain employees when other organizations have more resources to win talent? Here are four steps to creating an inclusive and robust benefits package to bolster company culture, as well as to attract and keep talent.

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Unlocking Digital Giving: 7 Essential Steps to Accept Donations Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Meredith Gray , Head of Marketing at Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. As the world becomes increasingly more digital, nonprofits around the globe are recognizing the importance of accepting online donations as a form of giving. Online giving can provide numerous benefits for nonprofits, from increasing donation amounts to improving donor engagement.

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The Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Budgeting

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit budget. Ugh. Not everyone’s favorite topic. Yet a budget is a critical tool in managing your organization. And way too many small nonprofits operate without one. A nonprofit budget can bring so many positives: Finances are much easier to manage because you know what expenses and revenue to expect. Success is easier to measure because you can compare your actual numbers to your budgeted numbers to see how you’re doing.

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

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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Applications are now open for the National Seniors Council

Charity Village

The Government of Canada announced applications are now open to fill current and future vacancies on the National Seniors Council. The Council advises the federal government, through the Minister of Labour and Seniors and the Minister of Health, on matters relating to seniors in Canada. Such matters include, well-being, health, and quality of life of […] The post Applications are now open for the National Seniors Council appeared first on CharityVillage.

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5 Ideas to Use AI for Giving Tuesday Communications

DonorPerfect

Artificial Intelligence (AI) can’t replace the job of a fundraiser, but it allows them to welcome a world of possibilities. Let’s discuss how nonprofit professionals can leverage AI, and specifically, how these tools can help fundraising teams execute a successful Giving Tuesday campaign. As a nonprofit professional empowered with AI, you step into the role Read More » The post 5 Ideas to Use AI for Giving Tuesday Communications appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Creating a Standout Awareness Campaign: A Complete Guide

OneCause

If your nonprofit team is running an awareness campaign during a larger awareness day, week, or month, it can be hard to break through the noise. That’s why we’ve pulled together nine fail-safe steps to plan, implement, and execute your awareness campaign to maximize exposure, recognition, and success. Get the tips here.

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How to Navigate Being a New Nonprofit Board Member

NonProfit PRO

Navigating the relationship between nonprofit boards and staff can be extraordinarily challenging. Here are four practical tips in being a high-performing and effective board member from day No. 1.

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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.