June, 2024

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The Biggest Branding Mistakes Nonprofits Make: 3 Essential Fixes

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Lyn Chamberlin , founder of LC Leadership – a strategic brand development consultancy. Branding can make or break a nonprofit, yet many organizations struggle to communicate their value effectively. Despite meaningful and transformative missions, nonprofits often fall into common branding traps. Small and medium-sized nonprofits, in particular, often lack the resources and expertise to craft compelling narratives, engage supporters, and clearly define the problems they address.

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Rethinking Your Association’s Member Renewal Campaigns

Association Analytics

When it comes to renewal season, limited resources, set budgets and competing priorities can make it difficult to go outside your comfort zone and try something new. But what if we told you the keys to better retention results are in the data you already have? Read on to learn how – using a data-informed approach to renewals – you can enjoy your most successful renewal season yet.

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Delivering Excellence in the Age of AI or Association 4.0

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Excellence is never a given. Being identified as the best in anything from soccer to sales requires commitment and hard work. But for decades, associations easily held pride of place in their industries. Members saw us as a professional home, their most trusted source of advocacy and information. Yes, we had to win that loyalty. But there weren’t many contestants vying to take it away.

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Transforming Data Cleanup into a Strategic Opportunity

The MatrixFiles

We work with a lot of associations, databases, and data. Unlike a fine wine, data does not get better with age. It ages rather poorly, in fact , like a loaf of bread. One moment it seems fine, and the next moment it is in the trash. While a handful of organizations are truly not connecting the dots (I had one staff person tell me, years ago, ‘Why should I care if there is a 75% bounce rate on our newsletter?

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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The Difference Between Nonprofit Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

NonProfit PRO

Many nonprofit professionals face burnout and compassion fatigue. Here, I dive into the differences and offer solutions for both.

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10 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Research Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Staying current with the latest digital marketing and fundraising trends and benchmarks is essential for nonprofits. The reports listed below are the nonprofit sector’s most useful research reports and 2024 editions reaffirm the growing power of monthly giving, the waning influence of organic social media, and that email marketing remains a tried and true method for online fundraising success. 1.

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Predict 2024 – Acumen User Conference: 10/28 & 10/29

Association Analytics

The post Predict 2024 – Acumen User Conference: 10/28 & 10/29 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Navigating the Future: How AGU Leverages Technology to Advance Earth and Space Sciences

.orgSource

The American Geophysical Union is an organization that revolves around science and technology. So, it was fascinating to interview Thad Lurie as a guest on my Association 4.0 Podcast. Thad is AGU’s Senior Vice President of Digital and Technology. He brings nearly 25 years of experience in IT and operations within the association industry to that position.

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Transforming Data Cleanup into a Strategic Opportunity

The MatrixFiles

We work with a lot of associations, databases, and data. Unlike a fine wine, data does not get better with age. It ages rather poorly, in fact , like a loaf of bread. One moment it seems fine, and the next moment it is in the trash. While a handful of organizations are truly not connecting the dots (I had one staff person tell me, years ago, ‘Why should I care if there is a 75% bounce rate on our newsletter?

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

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

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Postal Regulatory Commission Cautions USPS Against Pushing Price Hikes to Maximum Levels

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service’s price hike will move forward, but the Postal Regulatory Commission expressed concerns over rapid increases.

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Stay cool with the Salesforce Summer ‘24 release highlights

Nimble AMS

The weather is starting to heat up across the US! If you’re anything like us, you’re making plans to stay cool this summer with an exciting vacation or trip to the beach. Want something else to look forward to this summer? The Salesforce Summer ‘24 product release promises to offer increased efficiency and streamlined processes for your association.

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[Free Webinar] Mastering Fundraising Metrics: Achieving Your Nonprofit’s Revenue Goals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Are you tired of grappling with fundraising metrics that seem disconnected from your nonprofit’s goals? Join this free one-hour webinar on July 30 to revolutionize your approach to fundraising metrics! Discover how to design, implement, and manage metrics that are not only meaningful but also practical in enhancing your fundraising strategies and hitting your organization’s revenue goals.

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Board Revolution: Rethinking Nonprofit Governance for Organizational Impact

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: June 13, 2024 Summary: When it comes to nonprofit governance, the status quo isn’t working. Board members feel undervalued and disengaged, EDs are overwhelmed, and organizations don’t have the strategic leadership they need. In this session, we look at nonprofit governance from a fresh perspective that puts your organization’s purpose front and […] The post Board Revolution: Rethinking Nonprofit Governance for Organizational Impact appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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2024 Cause Calendar: Events & Campaigns to Watch For | FrontStream

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As we enter the second half of 2024, there are many important events and campaigns to keep an eye on. If you’re a nonprofit planning a fundraising event , you're surely scouring your calendar for the perfect dates that align with the message of your cause and, in turn, ensure higher supporter turnout. Our cause calendar list is designed to help; it provides a series of days dedicated to different causes and is broken down by months and cause categories.

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5 Steps to Turn Your Board into a Fundraising Board

Get Fully Funded

One of the top complaints most nonprofit staff have is about their Board. “They won’t help with fundraising.” “They don’t attend our events or even act like they care.” “Don’t get me started about 100% Board giving – some of them think giving their time is enough.” Can it be fixed? ABSOLUTELY! Just imagine – your WHOLE Board out there spreading the good word about your nonprofit in the community, telling their friends about your organization’s mission, and bringing resources back to help you cha

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Donor Acquisition Tops List of Challenges for Nonprofit Leaders

NonProfit PRO

Donor acquisition is the top challenge nonprofit leaders are facing this year, according to the latest research from NonProfit PRO.

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Beat the heat with Nimble AMS Summer ‘24 release

Nimble AMS

It’s almost summertime, and that means two things—the weather is heating up fast, and our Nimble AMS Summer ‘24 product release is making waves! Beat the heat this summer with exciting new advancements for your staff and members. Check out what Nimble AMS has in store for you this Summer ‘24! Nimble Intelligence According to Community Brands research, 55% of associations say investing in business intelligence and data analytics is a top priority.

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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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10 Threads & X Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the ninth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising 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! Related Webinar: Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits Related Certificate Program: Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising Threads Nonprofit Tech for Good launched in 2005 as a Myspace page.

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Accounting Governance: Unlocking the Power of the Nonprofit Treasurer and Finance Committee

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: June 6, 2024 Summary: Tune in for an insightful webinar as we dive into the important roles of the nonprofit treasurer and finance committee. Learn how they serve as the backbone of financial stewardship for your organization. This session offers practical guidance and expert advice on the responsibilities, challenges, and best practices […] The post Accounting Governance: Unlocking the Power of the Nonprofit Treasurer and Finance Committee appeared first on Charit

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Volunteer Interview Questions to Use at Your Next Interview

Wild Apricot

Interviewing potential volunteers is key to a successful volunteering program. Use these questions to guide your next volunteer interview and help you select the right person for the job.

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More Revenue Streams Needed Now Than 24 Months Ago

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofits face continual financial pressures around revenue streams, with 57% of financial managers saying they need somewhat or much more stable cash flow, and nearly 7 in 10 sharing that they need more revenue streams today than they did two years ago. That need for additional revenue streams comes at a time when 56% of nonprofit financial managers say their organization have at least six funding sources, and 28% have at least 10.

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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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Outcome Metrics– Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World

NonProfit PRO

Examine how modern technology continues to shift finance from a “scorekeeper” role to a “value driver” role. Finance teams will lead the way in sustaining funding, strengthening stewardship, and maximizing impact.

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Why associations should care about continuous product updates

Nimble AMS

Did you know that Nimble AMS has a long history of offering product innovation and enhancements? Like Salesforce, Nimble AMS offers three annual product upgrades, ensuring its customers have access to the latest software functionality and product capabilities. For more than a decade the Nimble AMS product team has dedicated itself to providing associations with the latest in enhancements and innovations.

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Using data to make LGBTQ+ elders and their needs visible 

Candid

Direct services. Advocacy. Training. Technical assistance. For a large organization working in all four areas to improve the lived experiences of a traditionally marginalized population, achieving impact requires the application of evidence-based insights. SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders) is the only national organization dedicated to addressing issues related to LGBTQ+ people and aging.

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Unlocking synergy: Don’t miss out on golden opportunities to advance your organization

Charity Village

Are you overlooking valuable opportunities to significantly advance your organization because you’re unsure how to recognize them? Golden opportunities refer to those rare instances where your existing strengths can be leveraged to achieve something greater than the sum of their parts, thanks to a unique opportunity. Essentially, these are situations where a context conducive to […] The post Unlocking synergy: Don’t miss out on golden opportunities to advance your organization

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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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Your work or a life: a painful choice no one should have to make

Hands on Fundraising

Feeling stressed? In the United States, recent polls found that 70 percent of American workers consider their workplace a significant source of stress, whereas 51 percent report job stress reduces their productivity. (via PsychCentral) Do we have to choose? A while back, I read this article in the New York Times by Anne-Marie Slaughter about […] The post Your work or a life: a painful choice no one should have to make appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Practical Ways to Use AI For Grants

The NonProfit Times

You’ve heard that history tends to repeat itself and this also applies to technology. In 1994, the internet sparked both fear and excitement. Fast forward three decades, and perhaps you’re finding yourself both curious and anxious about artificial intelligence or AI. According to Margit Brazda Poirier, founder and CEO of Grants4Good , you might not be using AI; most nonprofits aren’t — citing lack of time and concerns about safety, privacy and ethics.

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Benefits of Cloud Accounting Software for Grantmaking Organizations

NonProfit PRO

Outdated on-premises software is rapidly being replaced by a new breed of modern cloud solutions. Over 90 percent of businesses report using cloud solutions today, and nonprofits are no exception.

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