April, 2023

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What Americans Think About Nonprofits, Per New Study

NonProfit PRO

What Americans Think About Philanthropy and Nonprofits,” a new study from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, polled about 1,300 Americans over the summer of 2022 to learn more about how the American public perceives philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.

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No, social enterprise and earned revenues will not solve nonprofits’ funding problems

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, for those who missed the Unicorns Unite’s 5-year virtual reunion event on Valentine’s Day, the other co-authors and.

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Beyond the Rainbow—Build a Diverse Board of Independent Thinkers

.orgSource

The boardroom is the last place where CEOs want to rock the boat. But good governance shouldn’t be comfortable. If too many heads bob in agreement, you might want to take a closer look at who is seated at the table. Collegiality among leaders is a good thing. It can fast track important projects. On the other hand, a shortage of debate could be a symptom of tunnel vision.

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12 Ways to Use ChatGPT and Other AI Tools for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Meredith Gray , Head of Marketing at Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. Does it seem like everyone you know is raving about a new tool that’s revolutionizing the way employees in all industries are doing their work? Yes, we’re talking about ChatGPT , an AI-powered tool that’s gaining widespread popularity on social media and revolutionizing the common workplace.

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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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Five Critical Steps for Successful User Adoption

Association Analytics

Making technology or process changes in the workplace is hard work. It takes time. It takes effort. And the biggest differentiator between success and failure is a user adoption plan. User adoption is the experience employees go through when using new technology or following new processes with existing technology. Since staff turnover, leadership changes, shifting business priorities, and/or platform updates can happen at any time, it’s important to keep in mind that user adoption does not neces

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New in EveryAction: expand your fundraising through matching gift integrations with Double the Donation and CyberGrants!

EveryAction

EveryAction, which is becoming Bonterra, is excited to announce two new ways our platform enables nonprofit organizations to maximize fundraising through matching gift programs. We’re announcing a new partnership with Double the Donation , including an integration with 360MatchPro’s automated gift matching platform. We’re also unveiling a matching gift integration with CyberGrants , which is also becoming Bonterra.

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How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Templates and Samples)

Wild Apricot

The post How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Templates and Samples) appeared first on WildApricot.

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Catch Nimble AMS at the Salesforce World Tour in DC!

Nimble AMS

The Nimble AMS team is excited to attend the 2023 Salesforce World Tour in Washington DC ! On April 19, our team will join thousand s o f trailblaz ing peers and association professionals , as attendees discover the many ways Salesforce can drive success at thei r organizations. Nimble AMS and Salesforce can ignite innovation at your association.

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How to Enhance Your Nonprofit’s Written Content with Artificial Intelligence

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jessica Fox , writer at Eventgroove – a one-stop, integrated platform for events, fundraisers, and e-commerce driven to help its customers amplify their brand and reach their goals. People are talking about artificial intelligence—AI is everywhere. On social media and the news. At the dog park. On Zoom. At the office. Even at happy hour. The capabilities of AI are enough to make you think that Blade Runner might be prophetic, or that you too might have C3PO as an assistant someday.

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What Should You Say to Get People to Donate

Get Fully Funded

Your words matter when you’re trying to get people to donate. If you inspire people, you’ll get a gift. If you bore people or confuse them, you won’t. It’s pretty simple. This means you can’t just slap anything on a page, send it to a donor, and expect great results. Maybe you’ve experienced this with a fundraising letter that performed so poorly you called it a failure and didn’t want to try it again.

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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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Getting the board on board with nonprofit technology changes

EveryAction

from our friends at ParsonsTKO Selecting technology for a nonprofit or social good organization can take significant time and effort. Depending on the size, reach, and impact anticipated from a technology change, engaging the board of directors is often critical to your success. While the C-level and managers will probably lead your organization’s tech selection, you can think of the board as the ultimate executive sponsor.

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How New California Regulations Impact Digital Fundraising for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

A new California law aims to bring more transparency to digital fundraising as a whole. Let’s explore the aspects of the California law, how it impacts social media platforms, the implications for nonprofits that land on a block list and the steps a nonprofit needs to take to avoid non-compliance.

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15 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit With Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Wild Apricot

The post 15 Ways to Grow Your Nonprofit With Word-of-Mouth Marketing appeared first on WildApricot.

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How to take your association’s online advocacy efforts to next level

Nimble AMS

Your organization does much to advocate for industry issues—petitioning local and federal level politicians to generate support for association-backed programs. Member advocates are the backbone of your campaigns and the heart of your advocacy program. Read our blog to discover how to advance your advocacy program’s efforts and better engage your member advocates online. 3 Tips to elevate your association’s online advocacy efforts Follow these strategies to address any pain points in your organi

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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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[Free Webinar] How to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Donor Lifetime Value

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Classy.org Did you know that recurring donors are 9x more valuable than a one-time donor? Join this free webinar to learn the secrets of turning one-time donors into recurring donors and how to increase the value of each supporter. We’ll also reveal where online donations over $5k are most likely to occur and what types of fundraising can result in $1,200 per donor over the course of a year.

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7 “Must Do’s” When Thanking Donors To Win Their Heart and Set Up Future Gifts

Get Fully Funded

There are two parts to thanking donors: Connecting with the donor’s brain by providing a gift receipt and more importantly, touching the donor’s heart by letting them know they are heroes for giving to your organization’s cause. You make the brain connection when you give them the data they need for their records. You spell their name correctly and thank them promptly.

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4 practical tips for building relationships with nonprofit funders 

Candid

The secret to successful year-round fundraising for nonprofits is hiding in plain sight. As every seasoned fundraiser will tell you, it comes down to building and sustaining a strong network of nonprofit funders. But there’s a catch: Relationship-building takes time. This means that there is no day like today to begin. In this blog post, we’ll not only explore the importance of building strong networks and how to find the folks with whom to prioritize building relationships.

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How to Respond to Donors’ Resistance to Your Ask

NonProfit PRO

Preparing for a solicitation means being ready for a variety of questions, concerns, and other forms of pushback. The good news is that most types of pushback are anticipated. Let's discuss some responses that will leave you well-equipped to communicate with donors.

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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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How to Get Sponsorships: The Complete Guide

Wild Apricot

The post How to Get Sponsorships: The Complete Guide appeared first on WildApricot.

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4 Salesforce World Tour takeaways for your association

Nimble AMS

In mid- April , the Nimble AMS team attended the 2023 Salesforce World Tour in Washington DC. Our team joined thousands of industry peers and trailblazing association professionals to learn, network, and innovate at the free Sales force Tour event. After the event concluded, w e sat down with the onsite Nimble AMS team to discuss their experiences.

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[Free Webinar] How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Challenges of Disconnected Fundraising Software

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Sylogist Join Sylogist to learn how nonprofits can overcome the challenges caused by using disconnected fundraising, CRM, and fund accounting software systems. In this free webinar , we will: Discuss the challenges that arise from using disconnected software systems including the cost to maintain, inaccurate data, and the extensive staff time required to administer.

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Don’t Assume Your Nonprofit Supporters Know These 7 Terms

Bloomerang

It happens to the best of us: You’re talking with friends or family members, and you use a word or phrase that you don’t say outside of work—one that no one else in the room understands. In the tech industry, that word might be something like “tech stack.” We might use an acronym like CRM without explaining what that stands for or that it’s sometimes used interchangeably with donor database or donor management software.

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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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Fall in Love with the Problem in Sponsorship 

The Sponsorship Collective

Sponsorship seekers tend to think of sponsors as these mighty companies with all their ducks in a row. To a first-time sponsorship seeker especially, they imagine these companies conduct business each day with nary a problem. I can understand where that perception comes from, especially if a company has a mile-long record of successful sponsorships. […] The post Fall in Love with the Problem in Sponsorship appeared first on The Sponsorship Collective.

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4 Steps to Generating More Media for Your Nonprofit Story

NonProfit PRO

What can you do to generate more attention and get the media interested in your nonprofit? Here are four steps you can take now to get the media’s attention that you need — and deserve.

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The Ultimate Guide to Volunteer Appreciation

Wild Apricot

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Celebrate National Volunteer Week at your association to show you care!

Nimble AMS

Happy National Volunteer Week 2023 ! Celebrate your volunteers this and every week by ensuring your member volunteers feel the love. Your member volunteers help move your mission forward, driving success across your organization. Increase volunteer engagement and retention with these tips to show volunteer appreciation and celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation W eek!

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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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4 cost-saving tech tips

Charity Village

The key word here is “cost-saving.” Because very few organizations have a robust technology budget, we want to help you make technology choices that will save you money and keep you focused on your mission. If you’ve been following our series on technology for nonprofits, you may have seen our top tips on using technology […] The post 4 cost-saving tech tips appeared first on CharityVillage.

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4 storytelling tips to inspire and engage your nonprofit audience

Candid

The reason storytelling is so effective at capturing people’s attention is simple. It’s human. In fact, our brains are hardwired to respond to stories. This means the story you share about your mission-driven work can motivate everyone—from your potential and existing donors to your staff and board members. However, in today’s online world, it’s easy to get lost in the digital noise.

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Google, define: equity and inclusion

M+R

READ TIME: 3 minutes You know Ramadan, of course. It’s the time of year when millions of Muslims around the world take time to reflect, fast, pray, and give. And, it’s happening right now. But does Google know Ramadan? Well, sort of. Read on… One of the most important religious obligations in Islam is Zakat — making contributions to people in need.

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Donations Decline for the First Time Since 2012, Fundraising Effectiveness Project Data Shows

NonProfit PRO

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project released its full-year 2022 numbers at AFP ICON yesterday. And they weren’t good. Donor dollars had been rising since 2012 — until now. Here’s a breakdown of the findings.

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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.