February, 2023

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4 Easy Ways to Acquire New Donors for Your Nonprofit with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Shay Lessman , Content Writer and Editor for Qgiv — an online fundraising platform empowering 20,000+ nonprofit fundraisers to raise money for their causes while keeping costs low. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a great way to engage your existing supporters and get them to fundraise on your behalf. But did you know it’s also a great way to acquire new donors for your nonprofit?

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7 Ways to Prioritize Donor Acquisition and Retention This Year

NonProfit PRO

Industry benchmarks reveal just 23% of first-time online donors return, compared to 64% of existing online donors. And over the last decade, nonprofits have continued to raise more funds from fewer donors.

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10 condescending funding practices funders need to stop doing

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, before we get started, I have exciting news: It took over a year and tons of dark chocolate,

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Data Wrangling Blues

Association Analytics

“Are we going to have dinner now or try to get this list created before we eat?” I ask my two association colleagues nervously. It’s getting dangerously close to 8pm and I know that I need to eat dinner soon. Depending on the time of year, it was not unheard of to stay until 11pm. This was a familiar conversation in our small association where a handful of key employees worked well into many evenings compiling data from multiple sources.

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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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ChatGPT Isn’t Ready for Prime Time, But an Upskilled Team Will Be

.orgSource

The introduction of ChatGPT from Open AI makes for jittery breakroom conversation. An AI whose vocabulary is limited to customer service platitudes doesn’t seem so threatening. But when the chatbot can write an essay, that’s another story. Back in 2017, McKenzie reported that: “By 2030, 75 million to 375 million workers (3 to 14 percent of the global workforce) will need to switch occupational categories.

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Navigating the nonprofit RFP process

EveryAction

from our friend Maureen Wallbeoff Lisa pinged me the other day—she’s the development director for a social justice organization. She asked for some advice around her (bumpy) request for proposals (RFP) process at her nonprofit. Her board had approved the budget for a new CRM and asked her to follow this process to find the right software. When I asked her to describe the problem, here’s what she said: I’ve never done this before, and I feel like I’m making it up as I go along.

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10 Ways to Keep Board Members Out of Nonprofit Operations

NonProfit PRO

When a nonprofit is young, it may have few to no full-time employees. In that case, the board may have to be involved in operations. However, that’s not ideal as the organization grows. Here are 10 ways to ensure that your board is properly educated and empowered in its role and that it stays out of daily operations.

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Three event survey strategies to gain actionable insights at your association

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for proven methods to improve your events ? Gain actionable insights on the current status of your association’s events when you conduct routine surveys. With surveys, you’ll discover areas where your events are performing well and areas where you’ll need to improve. You’ll also learn how you can enhance the attendee and member experience.

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5 Things You Should Never Write in a Thank You Letter

Get Fully Funded

Writing a thank you letter should be the easiest task on your to-do list. There are just two simple words: thank you. And these two simple words are so powerful, showing gratitude and making the donor feel valued. Yet, it can feel hard sometimes to write a good thank you letter. Maybe you don’t know what to write. Or where to start. You want your letter to sound sincere, not like a form letter.

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Why your fundraising program should focus on people

Hands on Fundraising

Is your fundraising program based on a few big events each year? Or maybe on a handful of large corporate partnerships? Those can definitely bring in more money for each event or partnership agreement. But there are some good reasons those areas aren’t how you want to build a program that grows and lasts. Donor […] The post Why your fundraising program should focus on people appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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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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Thursday Thoughts | Creative ways to show supporter love and demonstrate impact

EveryAction

Welcome to another installment of Thursday Thoughts, a dedicated space for our friends in nonprofit sector leadership to reflect on reports, statistics, and other trends—because when our community shares knowledge, we can all do more good. Check out our last installment here ! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means many organizations are busy identifying ways to show supporters appreciation for their financial support, volunteer hours, and help promoting their organization&

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How Nonprofits Can Grow Their Following on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good The average growth rate for social media ranges from.64% to 3% per month , depending upon the platform. In other words, the era of organic growth on social media is over. To grow your nonprofit’s following on social media, you need to make a concerted effort to let your supporters and donors know how to find your nonprofit on social media. 1) Feature social media icons on your website.

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How Florida’s Stop WOKE Act Impacts Nonprofits, Part 2

NonProfit PRO

In part one, I described the difficulties nonprofits are facing trying to comply with the Stop WOKE Act. Now let’s take a deeper look into what complying with this law means for nonprofits with employees doing business in the state — discussing everything from human resources to donor relations.

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Why continuous software updates mean ROI for your association

Nimble AMS

Imagine w hat would happen to your organization if your outdated association management software (AMS) suddenly imploded. M embers couldn’t pay their dues , n ew members couldn’t join , and no one could participate in your online community. Your association would see a decline in member engagement , retention , and recruitment. U ltimately, yo ur organization would experience a sharp decline in ROI.

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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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3 Strategies to create an effective nonprofit homepage

Candid

Your nonprofit’s digital presence makes a huge difference in how well you’re able to engage supporters. This is where an effective nonprofit homepage becomes especially important; it’s not only the first landing page supporters see. It also solidifies their first impression of your organization and influences whether they’re interested in further exploring and supporting your cause.

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Use these 7 types of rest to fight burnout

Charity Village

In a culture where hustling is commended, working long hours is a brag, and exhaustion is a competition, it can be hard not to feel burned out. Burnout is a state of mental, physical, and/or emotional exhaustion. It is caused by constant and intense stress, and can creep up without you realizing until it is […] The post Use these 7 types of rest to fight burnout appeared first on CharityVillage.

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The 10 roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit Board of Directors

Get Fully Funded

Every nonprofit has a Board of Directors. Yet most people don’t understand exactly what the Board’s job is. And this is a problem. You see, it means that hundreds of people are sitting on nonprofit Boards and have NO IDEA what they said “yes” to. It’s surprising. And concerning. Unfortunately, there’s no “Board School” to send people to when they join a Board, so new members just do the best they can, following the lead of seasoned Board members.

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[Free Webinar] Blogging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good Blogging allows your nonprofit to have a consistent stream of new content to use in your e-newsletter and share on social media which, in turn, increases traffic to your website and awareness of your nonprofit’s brand.

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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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I Asked ChatGPT to Write a Fundraising Letter. Here’s What Happened.

NonProfit PRO

Are you afraid that ChatGPT is coming for your job? After talking to multiple copywriters who share the fear of losing their jobs to artificial intelligence, I put ChatGPT to the task of writing a fundraising letter. Here is what happened.

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Three tips to transform your association event into a top member experience

Nimble AMS

Do y our members value in – person events ? If so, g ive them something to talk about when you improve the member experience by adopting innovative technology ! Associations Now reports that young professionals value in-person events. Regardless of age or professional background, all m embers value the p ersonalization of events and there is still a distinct desire for hybrid options.

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Nonprofit jokes that are bad — for good

Whole Whale

The nonprofit sector tackles an exponential amount of serious issues facing our world and society, all for the greater good. In that spirit, we’ve created this (frankly terrible) list of dad jokes about nonprofits and fundraising to make you smile, to use at your next board meeting, or to populate your Twitter feed. #sorrynotsorry Nonprofit jokes: Matching gifts Why did Duracell donate batteries for their matching gift program?

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Wellness and well-being are not the same

Charity Village

This article was previously published by YMCA WorkWell and is reprinted with permission. Renowned author and employee burnout expert Jennifer Moss argues that organizations can no longer afford to ignore employee well-being. And, you know what? She’s absolutely right. Multiple surveys suggest that close to half of employees are seriously considering leaving their jobs and/or changing careers […] The post Wellness and well-being are not the same appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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The ABCs of DAFs: How to tap into donor-advised funds 

Candid

In the previous blog of this two-part series, we introduced our jillionaire friend, Bob, and his love of animals in his hometown to help illustrate what DAFs are all about. We also explored how he arrived at the decision to give his money to nonprofits that support his favorite animals in perpetuity through his own donor-advised fund. Well, this is all well and good for Bob.

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[Free Webinar] How to Maximize Donor Retention and Raise More for Your Organization

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: John Mark Vanderpool , Co-founder of Social Impact Solutions Rebecca Alfred , Charity Relationships Lead, Trellis.org Nonprofits and charities know they need to invest their time into what will be the best return on their efforts. But how do fundraisers know where to invest and what strategies will help them raise more for their causes?

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The Nonprofit World’s Robot Problem: AI Does Not Replace Donor Engagement

NonProfit PRO

In November, a new online artificial intelligence (AI) program called ChatGPT was released in a free test mode. It can hold a conversation, answer questions and create eerily accurate written statements. It reminded me of an old saying, “If you don’t want to be replaced by a robot, stop behaving like one.

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Three tips to manage key stakeholder expectations for your AMS project

Nimble AMS

The entire process of r esearching, buying, and implementing new association management software (AMS) is a major job for any organization. Not only must you oversee the adoption and implementation of new technology, but the process involves managing communication and collaboration with multiple stakeholders. For a successful AMS search, implementation, and launch , you r association will need to manage the expectations of your shareholders.

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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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People Want To Belong To Your Nonprofit’s Community

Bloomerang

A wise boss once told me: “ A community is defined by caring for its members. Otherwise, it’s just a zip code.” I never forgot this. One of the things you are responsible for as a development professional is building and nurturing community. Let’s Define Your Community Since your mission is to facilitate philanthropy in order to move your mission forward, let’s talk about your philanthropic community – the donors, volunteers, advocates and ambassadors who fuel your work, making your impact the g

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Why the AI robots are not going to take your job

Hands on Fundraising

I don’t think the AI robots are taking over yet. You’ve probably heard all the buzz lately about the magic of AI. And perhaps it’s because I’m a writer, but I don’t think these are the answer to your fundraising copywriting needs… or not THE answer. AI: Garbage in… garbage out First, while it all […] The post Why the AI robots are not going to take your job appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Removing cost as a barrier to nonprofit training 

Candid

At Candid, we recognize that nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals, particularly those working at small or under-resourced organizations, need access to the nonprofit training and resources that equip them to do good. As Candid moves to more proactively promote equity in the broader social sector, we also continue to reflect on what our own role might be in supporting that effort.

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The importance of accessibility in DEI work: An interview with Josh Basile

Charity Village

In our recent CharityVillage Connects podcast episode exploring diversity, equity, and inclusion in Canada’s nonprofit sector, we interviewed Josh Basile, a C4-5 quadriplegic, disability rights advocate, and medical malpractice lawyer. Josh is also a Community Relations Manager with accessiBe, a company that provides digital accessibility tools to help organizations improve their online accessibility.

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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.