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

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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

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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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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.

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

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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

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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New Web Site & Blog

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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]. We hope we've done a great job explaining what we do, and showcasing the systems used by so many amazing customers and thought leaders. If you have any suggestions please let us know!

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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.

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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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 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

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 1) Introduce your event theme with eye-catching imagery. Your first post should pop the most and inspire your supporters to stop scrolling and take note that you’ve got something big on the horizon. .

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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Be In The Know: The 8 Top Association Trends in 2020

Wild Apricot

If you manage an association, you know how important it is to stay on top of trends in your sector. Here are some key areas to focus on in 2020

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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!

Ingramer Review: Will It Help You Go Up On Instagram?

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Have you been searching for a tool that will be really beneficial for you, not just one of these money-to-burn ones? It seems to me that I’ve found one. Ingramer is a multifunctional Instagram automation service. It actively applies Artificial Intelligence in all of its services and tools.

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

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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.

How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 7 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

[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. But along with wider support, online fundraising brings increased fundraising registration and reporting requirements. It also brings greater scrutiny by prospective donors, grantmakers and sponsors.

Streaming Vs Cinema – Why People like Streaming service better?!

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Why you should consider streaming movies rather than Cinema – conventional ways of watching movies? Content streaming has a number of advantages such as instant playback, affordability, and a wider content variety. Read on to find out why you should consider streaming.

Positivity starts with you

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Pollyanna was one of my godmother’s favorite movies. It seemed a bit like a fable, this girl who looked for the good in everything. I hadn’t spent enough time with people to be think it was an unreachable fiction.

How Grow Your Financial Services Firm: Rebrand to Attract Target Clients

Blue Fox

4-step Guide to Build a Best-in-class Brand Building a strong brand is difficult but important for any type of services provider. But those of us in the financial services industry can struggle even more with marketing and the creative side of branding.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 134: The Keys to Major Donor Cultivation

Connection Cafe

When you want the best information available, your best bet is to gather expert advice across a broad spectrum of professionals in the field you’re interested in. And that’s just what today’s guest has done.

Announcing The How Organizations Grow Membership & Revenue Research Report 2020?

Wild Apricot

Want to learn how other membership organizations are growing and gaining revenue? Check out our soon-to-be-released report (and fill it out for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card

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