June, 2023

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Why Wealthy Donors Are Distancing Themselves From Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

As many wealthy individuals and families now prefer working through intermediaries, such as lawyers, DAFs, and donor advisories to handle their giving activities, nonprofits are finding this increased distance to be challenging. Here are some tips to help your organization adjust.

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How to Launch & Grow a Tribute Giving Program for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your donors and supporters start searching Google for “holiday gifts that benefit nonprofits” in early August, yet most nonprofits do not update their holiday tribute giving program until November or December. Now is the time to update and launch a holiday Tribute Giving Program for your nonprofit. Tribute giving is when a donor makes a donation in someone else’s name to honor that person or to celebrate a special occasion.

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Is your nonprofit thinking about using ChatGPT? Your first step is to do no harm

Candid

In this article, we unpack the lessons learned from a nonprofit’s chatbot project to dispense mental health advice that went wrong, and how nonprofits can reduce the risks when adopting ChatGPT and other generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies. Over the past five years of researching and writing about AI adoption for the nonprofit sector, we have argued for nonprofits to use AI ethically and responsibly—which means taking a human-centered, strategic, and reflective approach.

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Top Ten Data Challenges (And Solutions) for Associations

Association Analytics

When you turn to another person for relationship advice, whether that’s a trusted friend or therapist, you often start by discussing what’s bothering you. You turn to them for help because you know something is amiss, but you might not know where to start or have a frame of reference for how to come up with a solution. But when it comes to a troubling relationship with your data, can you turn to those same people?

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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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Leadership Lessons from the Martial Arts

The MatrixFiles

Google for leadership lessons from the martial arts and you’ll get a jillion posts. Most of them focus on skills you’ll develop from practicing the martial arts. Skills like focus, discipline, respect, confidence, flexibility, etc. I recently did a webinar for UST Education on just this topic BUT my leadership lessons are ones I learned from my master, Master Seung Hum Yun at Be Ryong Martial Arts in Alexandria, VA.

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LGBTQ+ advocacy strategies to generate advocates year-round

EveryAction

Why LGBTQ+ advocacy is always-on from here on It’s more important than ever for LGBTQ+ organizations to effectively advocate on behalf of LGBTQ+ people. While there’s often increased attention on issues affecting the community during Pride month, meaningful and lasting change happens when advocacy happens year-round. To illustrate, by the time 2023 Pride began on June 1, there were already over 500 pieces of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation proposed or passed in state legislatures across the country.

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A Guide to Email Accessibility Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Coralie Meade Rodriguez , Senior Production Specialist at Firefly Partners – a women-owned, LGBTQ+ certified, and minority-owned digital marketing agency that develops accessible online experiences that empower progressive organizations to thrive. Email accessibility refers to the art of crafting email messages in a way that ensures equal usability and understanding for all individuals.

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A Personal Note from Our Accounting Team – This is What Inspires Us

Blue Fox

[It’s No Secret; It’s Our Clients!] Sometimes, we get wrapped up in the “accounting” part of our jobs. (We are accountants, after all.) We focus on spreadsheets and financial management platforms and forget about the enormous impact our clients (nonprofit and social enterprises) make in their communities and the world. We forget that our work enables our clients to maximize their impact.

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From Raw Data to Real Insights: Preparing Your Association for AI

Association Analytics

You can’t scroll your social feed, glance at an industry newsletter, or sit through a national news broadcast without hearing about AI. The fact is, AI has b.

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Leadership Lessons from the Martial Arts

The MatrixFiles

Google for leadership lessons from the martial arts and you’ll get a jillion posts. Most of them focus on skills you’ll develop from practicing the martial arts. Skills like focus, discipline, respect, confidence, flexibility, etc. I recently did a webinar for UST Education on just this topic BUT my leadership lessons are ones I learned from my master, Master Seung Hum Yun at Be Ryong Martial Arts in Alexandria, VA.

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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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How to generate advocacy calls from your supporters to elected officials

EveryAction

This blog was originally published in August 2020 and has been updated. Whether your organization advocates for policy change on the national, state, or local level, mobilizing your supporters to place advocacy calls to their legislators is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal—and with support from the right technology, it can also be one of the most convenient.

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The Power of Listening: Diversifying Revenue Streams for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

In today's rapidly changing philanthropic landscape, nonprofit organizations face increasing challenges in securing sustainable funding for their missions. While traditional fundraising methods remain important, nonprofits must adapt to new strategies to stay ahead.

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10 Content Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the tenth 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: How to Create a Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit Related Certificate Program: Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising Your online donors and supporters are bombarded daily with b

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How association IT leaders can drive organizational success

Nimble AMS

Technology is the core of your organization. To guarantee your association thrives, you need to invest in the right technology for your staff and members. But how can you ensure your organization chooses the right association management software (AMS) to enhance your staff and member experience? Consult your IT leaders to begin the conversation and lead your association’s digital transformation.

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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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From Raw Data to Real Insights: Preparing Your Association for AI – 6/27/23

Association Analytics

The post From Raw Data to Real Insights: Preparing Your Association for AI – 6/27/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Examples of Nonprofit Storytelling to Increase Donations and Involvement

Get Fully Funded

Words are everything in fundraising. Your success is found in the strength of your nonprofit storytelling. The way you tell your story and engage people in your message can make or break your fundraising efforts. Again, words matter. You’ve probably heard this already – that storytelling is important. But do you really understand it? What do we mean by storytelling?

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Enter And Credit Donor Advised Fund Gifts In Your Database

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to credit and acknowledge donor advised fund gifts in their donor database: Dear Charity Clairity, I’m unsure how to enter donor advised fund gifts in our database so they’re credited and acknowledged appropriately.

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Attract Repeat Donors With Copywriting Based on Brain Science

NonProfit PRO

On average, only two out of 10 readers stick around past the headline to read the article you’ve likely spent hours crafting. But the good news is, effective copywriting can help, and there are actually a few neuroscience-backed tactics you can use.

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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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14 Job Boards for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2023 Nonprofit Tech for Good Report , 52% of nonprofit professionals regularly experience burnout. Under-resourced and overworked, 45% of nonprofit professionals plan to leave their current job by 2025 according to the Society for Human Resource Management. If you are a nonprofit professional ready to move on from your current position, below are 14 of the top nonprofit job boards.

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The benefits of working with a selection consultant to find your next AMS

Nimble AMS

The road to new association management software (AMS) isn’t alwa ys a straight one. Often, the road is wi nding, filled with challenges and opportunities for your organization to grow. Your association can more easily navigate the ups and downs of your technology adoption when you leverage an AMS selection consultant. A consultant can help you identify your organization’s unique needs and determine the best AMS vendor to meet your software requirements. 4 ways AMS selection consultants can

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How Microlearning Is Revolutionizing Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

Get ahead of the curve with expert insights on the best practices for creating microlearning content, tips for integrating microlearning into your LMS, and predictions for the future of microlearning in the education industry.

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9 Nonprofit Leadership Skills Every Founder & Director Must Master

Get Fully Funded

Growing a nonprofit takes more than just passion: you also need creativity, persistence, and a handful of nonprofit leadership skills to guide your organization through the growth years and fulfill your mission. Without good leadership, everything falls apart. It’s like a band with no director – everyone is playing their own song and together it’s just noise instead of beautiful chords of music.

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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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Signs Of A Successful Nonprofit Board: Making A Difference With 120 Hours

Bloomerang

Nonprofit organizations rely on the commitment and active engagement of their board members to make a significant impact in their communities. The allocation of time and effort by board members is crucial for the success of these organizations. In this blog, we will explore the signs of a successful nonprofit board by examining the specific areas where board members can contribute their time.

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The Key to More Revenue? Moving Out of a Transactional Fundraising Mindset

NonProfit PRO

Transactional fundraising is something so deeply rooted in many traditional fundraising practices that we may not really know what we are missing and the harm it's causing to us and our donors until we feel and experience transformational fundraising with authentic, mission-driven donor relationships.

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Your small fundraising team can do big things

Hands on Fundraising

This post is for subscribers Type your email… Subscribe The post Your small fundraising team can do big things appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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One Crucial Thing Your Association Management Software RFP is Missing

Nimble AMS

Congratulations! Your organization is about to begin the search for new a ssociation m anagement software (AMS). You’ve likely identified the critical software features and compiled department wish lists. Perhaps you are working with an outside consultant to help you through the process. Your consultant may even have a scorecard to help you to measure one AMS against another.

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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 990s are here. Why that’s a big deal and what happens now

Candid

In mid-May 2023, shouts of joy could be heard in the Candid offices. Passersby might have assumed a favorite sports team just won a game. Or maybe there was a landing on Mars. But no, we were just celebrating the release of new 990s. For those unfamiliar with the world of 990s : U.S. tax-exempt organizations are requested to file Forms 990 with the IRS annually, sharing information about their organization’s size, location, revenue, grantmaking, etc.

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How to Prevent Fundraising Burnout in a Small, Growing Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Fundraising burnout is real and it’s killing too many small nonprofits. And what you’ll find at the core is “do it all” syndrome. Maybe you’re experiencing it now. You’re juggling 50 balls at once. You are managing your organization, coordinating volunteers, handling all the marketing and fundraising tasks, making sure programs are running, and maybe even sweeping the floors.

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Enforceable employment contracts for nonprofits: Tips, clauses, and a free template

Charity Village

Includes a FREE, Lawyer-Vetted Employment Contract Template and other valuable resources! Nonprofits like you are driven by passion and making a real difference in the world. But let’s be honest, with everything going on, it’s easy to overlook some important stuff. One crucial document that most nonprofits tend to neglect is an enforceable employment contract. […] The post Enforceable employment contracts for nonprofits: Tips, clauses, and a free template appeared first on Char

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How to Integrate Capital Campaigns Into General Fundraising Efforts and Marketing Initiatives

NonProfit PRO

Effectively incorporating capital campaigns into your general marketing campaigns can inspire donors to contribute not only to specific projects but also to the overall mission of your organization. Let’s explore strategies to integrate this approach into your fundraising.

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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.