November, 2023

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3 Ways to Make the Most of Non-Cash Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Steve Latham , CEO & Co-founder at DonateStock – a fundraising platform that makes stock gifting to nonprofits easy and accessible. Philanthropy is at an inflection point and fundraisers are looking opportunistically beyond cash and credit as their sole sources of funding. Persistent inflation and higher living costs have resulted in fewer dollars left over each month, making it harder for most households to support their favorite organizations as they did in prior years.

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5 Year-End Fundraising Emails That Are Sure to Increase Donations

Wild Apricot

Sending more year-end fundraising emails without burning out your list sounds like a dream come true, right? Here are the five emails you need to send to build relationships with your donors and increase donations.

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5 simple steps to build executive buy-in for new technology

Nimble AMS

Is your organization considering a new software purchase? If you’re like most enterprise level associations, you likely have an in-depth process to get executive approval for any technology investments. It can be a challenge obtaining executive buy-in for new association management software (AMS). Follow the steps in our blog to create a culture of change management and gain executive buy-in for new technology.

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5 Ways the Nonprofit Sector Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years

NonProfit PRO

Over the past 20 years, a lot has changed in the nonprofit sector, and with major giving in particular. Here are five ways major giving and the sector in general have changed, and what nonprofit professionals should keep in mind as they work toward their organizations’ missions.

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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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2023 Nonprofit Holiday Gift Guide

Media Cause

As we approach the season of giving, our team has compiled a list of gifts that give back. At Media Cause, we are fortunate to work with amazing organizations that impact change in the world every day. This year, if you’re looking for gifts, why not pick a gift that has a little extra meaning and supports a great organization? Here are a few of our favorite items available from nonprofit ecomm stores this year.

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A Deep Dive with CMAA: Getting the Most From All Your System Data

Association Analytics

As associations grow, so does their need for better technology and systems to help them operate. This has been especially true for the Construction Managemen.

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6 Tips to Help Manage Prizes for Your Nonprofit Online Silent Auction

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by GalaBid – a digital fundraising platform that helps thousands of nonprofits raise funds through live and online silent auctions, digital raffles, and donations. Online silent auctions help non-profits raise funds effectively without having to organize a full-scale in-person event. With a comprehensive fundraising platform , organizations can manage and run an exciting digital auction.

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42 Community Service Ideas for Your Club

Wild Apricot

Looking for the best community service ideas for your club? Check out these 42 ideas and examples for all seasons, volunteer ages and types of event.

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Year-End Fundraising Marketing Essentials

NonProfit PRO

In line with campaigns throughout the year, end-of-year marketing campaigns should focus on an organization’s mission and stay true to its branding. Here are some things to keep in mind as you develop your year-end fundraising marketing strategy.

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Getting your Not-for-Profit Organization’s Financial Operations Ready for 2024

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: November 23, 2023. Summary: 2024 is going to be another challenging year. Economic uncertainty remains, interest rates are still high, and money is hard to come by. Now is the time to prepare. In this webinar, Enkel focuses on: Helping you get the right people in the right seats on your finance team […] The post Getting your Not-for-Profit Organization’s Financial Operations Ready for 2024 appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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Ring in The New Year with 3 Strategies to Elevate Your Impact in 2024 – 12/13/23

Association Analytics

Set the stage for an outstanding 2024 by joining our upcoming webinar. We'll reveal 3 easy-to-implement strategies to get the most from your data programs.

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How the Marine Corp Association & Foundation improved member retention with Nimble AMS Predictions and Salesforce Einstein AI

Nimble AMS

Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI). But is your association ready to start leveraging it? More and more organizations are choosing to invest in Artificial Intelligence; however, associations still are slow to embrace this trend. Community Brands research found that only 12% of professional or trade organizations currently have AI or machine learning technology, and only 17% plan on adopting the technology in the future.

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New! 2024 Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Customized for small nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the 2024 Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising program covers the fundamentals of social media marketing and fundraising for your nonprofit. Participants will learn how to create a social media strategy, how to craft a content marketing plan, and current best practices for using social media for community engagement and fundraising.

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How to Work Smarter, Not Harder with Fundraising Automation

Qgiv

Fundraisers like you have a lot of work to do to make the world a better place, so any time you can save on administrative tasks is incredibly valuable. Fundraising automation saves your nonprofit valuable time and resources by streamlining time-consuming tasks, so you can devote more to time advancing your mission and raising more money. Learn more about the perks of fundraising automation and how to automate some of your processes at your nonprofit: What is fundraising automation?

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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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Common Sense Activities to Fulfill Fiduciary Duty

NonProfit PRO

An annual board assessment can help a board identify and address structural and process challenges to fulfilling fiduciary duties. Here are five ways this process can fail, and how to avoid them.

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What nonprofits can expect in 2024 and how to be better prepared

Charity Village

This article is the first in a two-part series exploring the four big trends shaping the new year. In an ever-evolving landscape, nonprofits find themselves at the intersection of unprecedented challenges and a burgeoning need to deliver services. As we usher in 2024, NPOs will have to navigate through a sea of change, ranging from […] The post What nonprofits can expect in 2024 and how to be better prepared appeared first on CharityVillage.

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A Deep Dive with CMAA: Getting the Most From All Your System Data – 11/16/23

Association Analytics

Hear how CMAA has expanded their tech stack with best-of-breed solutions and an analytics platform at the center pulling all the data together.

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Donorbox + Little Green Light: A Powerful Integration to Streamline Your Workflow

Donorbox

How much time does your fundraising team spend manually ensuring all your various tools are in sync? This time suck is not only burning out your employees. It’s also wasting valuable time you could spend sharpening your fundraising strategy – and raising more for your mission. That’s where the Donorbox + Little Green Light integration […] The post Donorbox + Little Green Light: A Powerful Integration to Streamline Your Workflow appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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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Building a strong reputation: how nonprofit professionals can shape their personal brand

Big Duck

Strategies nonprofit professionals can use to shape their personal brand, establish a strong reputation, and develop meaningful connections with key audiences.

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The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

Sending out emails people just won't open? We'll show you how to fix that, share a few examples of engaging emails, and go over our top picks for nonprofit email marketing platforms.

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The Case for Direct Mail in the Digital Age

NonProfit PRO

As digital marketing grew from its nascency to sheer dominance over the past quarter century in relation to overall marketing spend, its century-old cousin, direct mail, was all but declared dead and supposedly relegated to the annals of history.

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Government Grant Writing, Part 1: Should you apply?

Charity Village

In this 2-part series on government grant writing, we’re going to cover some of the basics when it comes to submitting proposals for government funding. You may find some of these steps to be a little different than applying for foundation grants. Determine your eligibility If there is an open call for proposals, there will […] The post Government Grant Writing, Part 1: Should you apply?

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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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Generational change in giving and philanthropy? 

Candid

In the coming years, trillions of dollars in wealth held by the Baby Boomer generation (born from 1955– 1964) are poised to transfer to their children and grandchildren, millennials (1981 – 1996) and Generation Z (1997 –2012). Today’s younger generations show signs of a radically different approach to giving than that of older philanthropists. The big question is: How will generational shifts and donors’ evolving values and social interests shape the face of future philanthropy and perceptions o

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Intermediary organizations are vital and funders need to increase funding going to them

Nonprofit AF

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Crafting a Stellar Nonprofit Branding Strategy: 10 Quick Tips 

Qgiv

In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s more important than ever for nonprofits to have a strong brand. A well-crafted branding strategy can help you stand out from the crowd, attract donors and volunteers, and make a lasting impact on your community. But what exactly is a nonprofit branding strategy? And why is it so important? What is a nonprofit branding strategy?

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How to Create a Member Referral Program that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

The most effective way to get new members is by asking your current members to refer a friend. Here's how to take advantage of this by setting up a member referral program.

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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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The Essential Year-End Fundraising Checklist

NonProfit PRO

Even if you’re behind on planning your year-end fundraising campaign, you can keep your efforts on track and raise critical funds when it counts the most. Here's a checklist to help you achieve your year-end goals.

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The volunteer management lifecycle: Refresh or reboot?

Charity Village

The volunteer management cycle is the best practice model for the lifecycle of volunteer engagement and for many years has been the foundation of important best practices such as planning, screening, policy development, and onboarding and offboarding procedures that volunteer programs follow. It sets the framework for many of our best practices, policies, and procedures. […] The post The volunteer management lifecycle: Refresh or reboot?

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It’s Giving Season. Here’s how to donate wisely.

Candid

Giving Season has arrived. This time of year serves as a reminder to give generously, with an emphasis on charitable giving. Companies advertise their year-end fundraising drives. Volunteers sit outside grocery stores, ringing bells and encouraging shoppers to donate to their cause. There’s a good reason for these efforts: donors tend to be more generous during the final two months of the year.

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How can you bring accessibility and inclusion into your communications?

Big Duck

Discover how accessibility and inclusion impact nonprofit communications and learn to design effective internal processes for your organization.

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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.