February, 2020

Higher Education Content Strategy 101: The Fundamentals

Connection Cafe

Working in marketing at a university is one of the hardest jobs in the world. The National Association for College Admission Counseling reported in 2015 that 36% of first-time freshmen apply to seven or more colleges.

27 Amazing Nonprofit Podcasts To Check Out In 2020

Wild Apricot

You'll find inspiring and educational podcasts on every topic from social media and nonprofit technology to cause marketing and fundraising ideas. Check out these 27 great podcasts for nonprofits to get started

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[FREE WEBINAR] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. This is the first webinar in Heather’s year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits.

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Tangents 2-15-2020 Playlist

Robert Weiner

New Web Site & Blog

VisionLink

Three Cheers! Pleased to invite everyone to check out our new web site and this re-designed blog site! You've found the blog, the web site is accessible across that menu bar above this posting, or directly at [link].

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What Form 990 Do You Need? A Nonprofit Guide

NonProfit Hub

Tax season is complicated. You might think nonprofits would have an easier time, being tax-exempt, but that isn’t necessarily true. Every year, nonprofits are required to submit their Form 990 , which is what allows the organization to maintain its tax-exempt status.

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6 Creative Program Ideas for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Have you ever been to a museum with no permanent exhibits ? On a recent trip to Chicago, I checked out the Museum of Contemporary Art. I was surprised to discover that every exhibit there was a special exhibit.

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3 Easy Ways to Get New Email Subscribers and Drive Donor Growth

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Josh Kashorek , Director of Marketing at Journity , and advocate for using data to create high-performance nonprofit marketing campaigns. Every nonprofit needs two things to drive sustainable growth: new contacts and new donors.

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Top 4 Use Cases Of LMS For Training Retail Workforce

Gyrus

Understanding the major Use Cases of an LMS for Retail training is important for retail outlets that wish to boost the productivity of their retail workforce

Top 10 Cheap Residential Proxy Providers in 2020

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Are you struggling with restrictions and blocks from accessing some popular sites? Check out the following cheap residential proxies you use for scraping the web with no blocks or downtime.

Lynne Wester : The Four Pillars of the Donor Experience

NonProfit Hub

We have a huge problem facing our sustainability in nonprofits and that is donor retention. With first-time donor retention rates hovering below 30% and overall donor retention less than 50%, we are in danger of losing our donor bases.

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5 Ways Good Technology and Data Improve Our Community Foundation’s Morale

Connection Cafe

Maine Community Foundation (MaineCF) is a statewide community foundation with a staff of 38 and offices in Portland and Ellsworth, plus three remote offices in Maine and one in New York, NY. In 2019 we awarded 6,363 in grants and scholarships worth more than $40 million.

The Top 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Google Ad Grants

Wild Apricot

The Google Ad Grants program is an amazing resource for nonprofits, but there are a lot of misconceptions about how it works. This post will clear up any questions you might have and help you make the most of the program

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10 Common Misconceptions Nonprofits Have About Bitcoin Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy , co-founders of The Giving Block. Nonprofits have been accepting cryptocurrency donations for over a decade. The recent spike in cryptocurrency fundraising was sparked by IRS guidance which provided clarity and ignited the trend.

Top Tips for converting Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning

Gyrus

Top Tips for converting Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to E-Learning. Converting ILT to e-learning opens the doors for people who wish to learn as per their own schedule and budget

RIP John Haydon

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The nonprofit tech & marketing world has lost one of its legends, John Haydon, from cancer. If you do any work on digital strategy for nonprofits, you most likely knew John’s work and influenced by it.

How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

When you think of nonprofits, you don’t always associate them with “high-tech.” But that might be changing soon. With artificial intelligence becoming a major part of private businesses, nonprofits have also started using AI for automating the procedures and tasks.

Insights into Collaborative Benchmarking Survey for the Social Good Sector

Connection Cafe

In July 2019, The Opportunity of Collaborative Benchmarking whitepaper was released in partnership between Blackbaud, NetHope, and NTEN. It focused on answering the question, “How do we as a sector improve by collaboratively sharing our data?”.

How to Write The Best Thank-You Letter for Donations + Three Templates and Samples

Wild Apricot

The impact of a great thank-you letter can't be overstated. Here's how you can prepare the best thank you letters for donations to keep your donors coming back for more

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5 Social Media Templates for Nonprofit Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect. Check out these social media post templates for ideas of post themes and content format for your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds. Just plug your content into the placeholders, and you’re good to go.

Social Enterprise Resource Round-up (February 2020)

Blue Fox

Our Teams Latest Picks for Social Enterprise Tools, News & Resources! If you’re like us, your daily inbox is jam-packed with newsletters and educational opportunities from like-minded social impact leaders.

Positivity, Time, and Work

Museum 2.0

Last week turned into an empirical study in my own personal goal for the year (being kind to myself). I had written most of last week’s post at the beginning of the month. I only needed to dump it from the temporary file into blogger, but I couldn’t find the five minutes.

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Human-Centered Design & AI: Google AI Impact Summit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Google Impact AI Summit that shared the learning and case studies from Google AI Challenge winners. The Summit included presentations, panel discussions, and a “science fair” where we could see demos from and talk with the winners.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 135: Accountable Impact: A Model for Sustainable Mission Growth

Connection Cafe

Decision-making around directing philanthropic giving is an increasingly data-driven exercise.

Looking Ahead: The Top 12 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2020

Wild Apricot

Stay in the know on what 2020 nonprofit trends to anticipate when it comes to nonprofit marketing, social media, tech, volunteering and leadership

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[FREE WEBINAR] Charitable Online Solicitation: Is Your Nonprofit Compliant?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Sharon Cody , Partnership Manager at Harbor Compliance. Your website and social media channels are remarkable tools that provide boundless opportunities to reach new donors to fuel your mission.

How To Grow a Cannabis E-Commerce Business

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As a cannabis entrepreneur, it is of utmost importance for you to create a very robust and dynamic online presence as part of your brand building. The worldwide web is rapidly becoming the turf for many cannabis businesses.

How do you import your employee and training history records into an LMS?

Gyrus

Does your LMS support Historical Data Transfer and Integration? How do we make a smooth transition and save time and energy in the process

Social Enterprise Resource Round-up (February 2020)

Blue Fox

Our Latest Picks for Social Enterprise Tools, News & Resources! If you’re like us, your daily inbox is jam-packed with newsletters and educational opportunities from like-minded social impact leaders.

Credit Payment Security – PCI P2PE and EMV E2EE Explained

Connection Cafe

In today’s digital world, payment processing security is increasingly important for arts and cultural organizations to prevent hacks and protect sensitive patron data. In this blog post, we’ll examine the security standards PCI P2PE and EMV E2EE. What is PCI P2PE?

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How to Set Up a Membership Directory With Photos on Your Site — Easy Template

Wild Apricot

If you're looking to add a membership directory with photos to your site, you can do it in Wild Apricot's website builder. This easy to follow step-by-step guide will give you a simple template

10 Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the second post in a year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

4 Tips for Building Your Lifestyle Blog & Instagram

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Instagram, Twitter, or an blog are all great ways to start a beauty, advice, or lifestyle blog. However you choose to start, there are a couple of surefire ways to garner new followers and attract larger audiences.

Ready to embrace episodic volunteers? Six questions to ask your nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Samantha Wessel, Fall 2019 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

Blue Fox's Ultimate Financial Checklist for Nonprofit Fundraisers

Blue Fox

Get your financial house in order before you launch your next fundraising initiative! DOWNLOAD THE CHECKLIST HERE Nonprofits everywhere equate fundraising with tireless event planning, digital crowdfunding, relationship building, and writing grants.

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Selecting Your CSR Partner | What to Ask a Vendor?

Connection Cafe

CSR practitioners are all trying to meet a common objective of driving employee engagement through philanthropic efforts. It can be a lot of work if you don’t have the right technology partner to help you manage your giving and volunteering programs.

Nonprofit Advertising: A Guide to Different Approaches and Examples

Wild Apricot

Advertising for your nonprofit doesn't have to be expensive. This guide will give you lots of ideas on how to make the most of your advertising budget and broaden your reach