February, 2018

For Sale for a Cause: Greenleaf

Judi Sohn

If you want background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. No doubt, this was one of my favorite projects to date. The yarn and pattern worked together beautifully. The pattern is Greenleaf by Anna Victoria. The yarn is Twister Fiber Art Arial Evolution in the Mirage colorway.

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Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …”. Does it seem like the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities sum up the times we’re living in today? We tend to view our lives in terms of superlatives.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals

NonProfit Hub

As nonprofits, sometimes we need a little extra inspiration to keep doing what we do. We work in a sector that sets out to change the lives of others, and for that reason we need to understand where others come from first.

Nonprofits! This Is How to Use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Through a process of trial and error, the Beagle Freedom Project is learning how to effectively use Facebook’s Fundraising Tools and they are being rewarded with more than likes and hearts – their followers are donating!

How to Write a Newsletter Your Members Will Actually Want to Read

Wild Apricot

Does your digital newsletter have low engagement? Here's how to write a newsletter your members actually want to read

For Sale For a Cause: Four Seasons

Judi Sohn

If you want to know what I’m doing, read this post. My 3rd shawl completed in 2018 is ready to go to a good home and support a great cause of your choice. This one is ‘Four Seasons’ by Kitman Figueroa, another favorite lace designer.

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Bookmark This: 2018 Social Media Image Sizes

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The Importance of the Thank You: Creating an Attitude of Gratitude

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Network for Good. From early childhood, we are taught the magic words: thank you. I don’t have to tell you that these two simple words can make or break the relationship between an organization and its donors.

5 Steps to Thanking Donors So They’ll Never Forget You

John Haydon

Giving makes us feel good. That’s why we do it. And if you want donors to keep doing it, you need to keep the feeling going. You begin that process with a great thank you. Craft something meaningful – to the donor This is not an opportunity to praise your organization or its work. […].

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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2018

Wild Apricot

Here are 46 free nonprofit webinars for March, 2018

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For Sale for a Cause: Forest Nymph

Judi Sohn

For an update of what I’m doing this year, read this post. I’m pleased to say that because I teased this one out on Facebook first, it already has a bid of $400! If this bid survives, the funds will go to Everytown for Gun Safety. If you would like to place a higher bid, you have until March 5th to leave a comment. The pattern is ‘Forest Nymph,’ another beautiful design by Alla Borisova.

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100-Percent Board Giving

Connection Cafe

Board members are your organization’s advocates, ambassadors and vital volunteers. It’s imperative that your board understands that their participation level sets the tone for community impact.

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Global Report Shares Technology Habits of NGOs Around the World

SocialFish

Public Interest Registry , the nonprofit operator of the.org domain, and Nonprofit Tech for Good recently released the results of the “ 2018 Global NGO Technology Report.”

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Fundraising Appeal Letter

NonProfit Hub

The fundraising appeal letter is a difficult one to pen. At its foundation, you’re asking people to part with their hard-earned money , so you’re going to need to present them with a solid case that they’ll understand and connect with.

4 Editorial Best Practices All Nonprofits Should Adopt

John Haydon

We know from years of research, including the 2018 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report by Nonprofit Marketing Guide, that nonprofits that use editorial best practices are much more likely to produce effective communications.

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How to Make Your Nonprofit’s About Us Page Awesome

Wild Apricot

Digital Marketing Consultant Amy walks you through the steps to create a nonprofit About Us page that will connect with potential supporters and inspire them to join your organization. Amy-Jacobus About-Us-Page

8 Tips for Your Nonprofit RFP Process Featuring a Free RFP Template

Everyaction

So your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant. You know what that means! Time to start the RFP process to make sure you find the best vendor for your organization. While creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, we've put together some tips to make the whole process go a little smoother. From developing, distributing, and reviewing RFP’s - here are 8 strategies to help you out along the way.

5 Ways to Thrive in the Trust Crisis

Connection Cafe

For the last 18 years, Edelman, the big PR firm, has done a world-wide survey of how much people trust government, media, nonprofits and business. In 2017, the headline from their Trust Barometer was “Trust has Imploded!”

In Facebook We Trust. Why?

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. As baffling and rage/fear/frustration-inducing as the 24/7 political news cycle is, another–admittedly, much lower key– narrative has been snagging my attention lately: Facebook.

Guest Post: Facebook Video Tips from Non-Profit Marketers

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Is Facebook Live or posting videos part of your nonprofit’s strategy for 2018? It should be. Using a tool like Animato can make it easy for your nonprofit to create DYI videos, but to be successful you need to develop a strategy and use compelling storytelling.

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Editorial Calendars: The Secret Weapon of Communications Effectiveness

John Haydon

You have too much content to create, too many communications channels to manage and too little time for any of it, right? The urgent overtakes the important. Priorities get lost in the chaos. You can’t get everyone on the same page. You are not alone. This is very common in nonprofits.

Top 10 Tips for Uber-Efficient Meetings (How to Make Every Minute Count!)

Wild Apricot

If you know your meetings could use a boost in efficiency, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve identified ten of the most common ways time is wasted in meetings and the tips that make them uber-efficent. Nancy-Settle-Murphy meetings

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The Times They Are A-Changin’: Adapting to a Shifting Industry

NonProfit Hub

My staff and I recently noticed a shift in our SEO statistics and started looking at what our data analytics showed for our blog in 2017. The data showed that 49 percent of our readers are ages 18-34. This was a surprise to us. For years, our audience fell in the 45-54 age group. Now, as we learned, our audience is younger than it’s ever been, and we’ve been adapting. More importantly, I think this shift represents changes we’re seeing in the nonprofit sector in general.

Boost Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 4 Key Strategies

Connection Cafe

If your nonprofit has ever launched a big fundraising campaign (like a capital campaign or an annual fundraising campaign), it’s pretty likely that you conducted a feasibility study to get prepared.

Using Hashtags for Nonprofit Marketing: Tips & Tricks

SocialFish

Studies have shown that posts with a hashtag have an engagement that is 12.6% higher than posts that don’t use hashtags. The power of hashtags is undeniable. People use them to search for the posts they want and marketers use them to find their way to relevant customers.

Break Your Mobile Phone Addiction: There’s An App for That and More

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Having trouble getting that mobile phone out of your hands and checking it when you need to focus on work? There’s an app that can help you break your mobile phone addiction and it makes it fun. The app is called Forest that turns putting down your phone into a game. Here’s how it works.

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Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project

Everyaction

Reproductive Health Access Project works at the crossroads of the medical community and the reproductive rights space to mobilize and train clinicians to ensure access to abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care.

Wild Apricot Launches Mobile App for Members

Wild Apricot

If you want to speed up event registrations and increase engagement among your members, encourage them to download our free Mobile App: Wild Apricot For Members. Member-App Mobile-App

Step Away From the Plaque (And Get to Know Your Donors)

NonProfit Hub

Recently, I found myself in a development team meeting with an age-old topic on the agenda: the annual stewardship plan. Our team leader for this meeting kicked off the conversation with a question: W hat would be the perfect stewardship piece to deliver to top donors this year ?

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How the University of Minnesota Leveraged Social Ambassadors for Giving Day

Connection Cafe

“What’s next?” is becoming a common question for digital fundraising strategists. We’re hearing it about online giving days, about crowdfunding, about email – and now we’re starting to field the same question about peer-to-peer or online ambassador programs.

Why Social Media Takeovers Can Work for Your Association

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. Have you ever seen a takeover on social media? Usually, this is when a student, employee, or key constituent takes over a company or organization’s social media for the day. It’s done on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat – all the major channels.

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “ Networked International Organizations ” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development.

5 Engaging and Profitable Fundraising Ideas for any Nonprofit

John Haydon

Let’s face it. Sometimes it’s hard to come up with creative new fundraising ideas to rally your supporters.

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A Sneak Peak at Wild Apricot’s Online Store

Wild Apricot

Here's a sneak peak at what you'll be able to do with our new Online Store feature once it launches on April 3, 2018. Online-Store

Meet the EveryAction Team 2018

Everyaction

At EveryAction we’re on a mission to provide nonprofits with best-in-class fundraising, engagement, and advocacy tools, but we like to think that we’re a pretty fun place to work, too. We strive to promote a healthy work life balance, that’s why our team hosts things like “social fridays”, team yoga classes, company-wide bake-offs, and other activities to de-stress. Sure, sometimes there’s a crunch to release something, or a customer support ticket that requires extra attention?—?but

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4 Keys to Engaging Employees in Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

Connection Cafe

When you work in the field of corporate social responsibility (CSR) like I do, there’s a lot to be happy about. The portfolio of programs my colleagues from other companies and I craft and offer fellow employees are meant to teach, to provide opportunities to engage with others and to be stepping stones on individualized paths toward good. We’re about activating our people as citizens, or agents of good as I like to call them.

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