May, 2023

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How to Create the Optimum Donor Experience

NonProfit PRO

Donors at all levels should have as personal an experience as possible with the organizations they support. If donors do not feel positive about their giving experience, how can they have confidence that your programs are run with effectiveness?

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4 Text Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Take from Big Brands

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. When the first text message was sent on December 3 rd , 1992, no one could have conceived how important this mode of communication would become for people worldwide. Now, text messaging is ingrained into our everyday lives.

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Advocacy for everyone: 6 ways to help your supporters take action

EveryAction

No matter how your nonprofit organization is making change in the world, it’s impacted by others’ decisions, whether those decisions come from local and national legislators, corporations, institutions, or others who hold power and shape the way we live our lives. That’s why we often say that advocacy is for everyone: when decisions are being made that affect your organization’s work, mission, and vision, it just makes sense to get involved, unite your supporters, and move them to take action wi

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Raise the Board’s Financial IQ

.orgSource

What is your board’s financial IQ? That’s a question every association CEO should be able to answer. While you may not have a Warren Buffett in the group, hopefully, there are some above-average number crunchers. To adequately fulfill the three duties of a nonprofit board member —Care, Loyalty, and Obedience—a solid understanding of the organization’s financial activities is needed.

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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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Boost Your Career by Leveling Up Your Analytics Skills

Association Analytics

In today’s data-driven world, having knowledge of analytics and data is a must. As an association professional, it’s more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to understanding how to leverage the insights that data provides. Having this knowledge not only makes you better in your current role, but it will also help significantly when advancement opportunities arise.

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The more you know: Salesforce Person Accounts for associations

Nimble AMS

Are you aware of the many benefi t s of Salesforce Person Accounts for your association ? If not, it’s time to discover how Person Accounts can empower your member-based organization. S ome of America’s leading businesses like New York Life, Bank of America, Voya , Philips, Target, and CVS are leveraging Person Accounts to revolutionize reporting.

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19 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 2023 reports reaffirm the growing power of monthly giving, the need to clean your email list(s) regularly, and reveal that more nonprofits are understanding that social media requires an investment in social ads to produce results.

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Thursday Thoughts: attracting passionate nonprofit advocates

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 ! When you have a goal to meet—like asking a governing body to sign a bill into law, telling a CEO or other stakeholder to change a behavior or policy, or meeting goals around educating decision-makers on your issue area—yo

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How U.S.-based Nonprofits Can Deliver Disaster Relief Abroad: A Tigrayan Case Study

Blue Avocado

A five-step plan on how to deliver on-the-ground relief to internally displaced persons (IDPs) including formation of a nonprofit, fundraising drive, envisioning and implementing relief projects, formalizing partnerships which are key to international humanitarian work, and leveraging social media. The post How U.S.-based Nonprofits Can Deliver Disaster Relief Abroad: A Tigrayan Case Study appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Engagement Revolution Panel: Transforming Your Association’s Approach to Outshine the Competition – 6/13/23

Association Analytics

The post Engagement Revolution Panel: Transforming Your Association’s Approach to Outshine the Competition – 6/13/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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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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3 questions to ask during demos at Chicago AMS Fest

Nimble AMS

When you’re in the market for new association management software (AMS), it’s vital to do your research. Searching for a modern AMS is a team effort—t hat’s why Chicago AMS Fest 2023 is the perfect event for your organization. AMS Fest 2023 is an in-person event based in Chicago, focused on AMS systems. With interactive boot camps and 7 CAE credits available, you’ll have multiple ways to learn about today’s AMS marketplace.

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Don’t Wait to Create a Personalized Fundraising Ecosystem

NonProfit PRO

Personalization results in emails that are 26% more likely to be opened and donors that feel 71% more engaged. The opportunity to personalize a donor’s experience across your nonprofit’s entire digital ecosystem is huge. Here are some low-cost, risk-averse ways to help your organization ease into personalization.

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[Recordings] Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts August 23, but if you would like to earn the certificate now — you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in March, April and May 2023. Once paid, you will be sent the notes and recordings within 24 hours for the required three webinars: [$30] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits [$30] Online Fundraising Best Pr

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4 Easy ways to recruit for your virtual lobby day

EveryAction

If you’re planning a virtual lobby day , you’re probably already thinking about the best ways to make it effective and engaging for your attendees. Before you get too far, don’t forget about a marketing plan! Virtual lobby days may be accessible to more people than in-person events; new supporters may be looking for a lower-barrier way to get involved; and virtual events can help you build the power in numbers that any organization needs for a successful advocacy effort.

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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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5 things to know about philanthropy to HBCUs

Candid

For every $100 foundations give to an Ivy League school, how many dollars do you think foundations give to a historically Black college and university (HBCU)? That’s a trick question—it’s not a matter of dollars, but of cents. In fact, for every $100 foundations gave to the average Ivy League, they gave 56 cents to the average HBCU. HBCUs have long played a pivotal role in the United States.

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Creating a Fair and Supportive Work Environment: A Conversation with Joan Garry

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the nonprofit sector, cultivating a fair and supportive work environment is essential to ensuring the well-being of employees and fostering the success of the organization. I had a wonderful conversation with nonprofit expert and founder of the Nonprofit Leadership Lab , Joan Garry, to discuss the importance of fairness, mental health, and wellness in the workplace.

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Competition is coming for you: 4 strategies to help your association thrive and survive

Nimble AMS

Has your association experienced this latest trend? Recently, there has been a rise in for-profit organizations building “community” as part of their business strategy. Because of this trend, associations have experienced more and more competition. Many of these new “associations” began as a byproduct of an individual building their personal brand with the help of easy collaboration tools like Slack.

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The Rise of Millennial Giving: What Nonprofits Need to Know

NonProfit PRO

A GivingUSA study revealed a significant increase in millennial gift giving from 2016 to 2022, and much of that lift is a result of direct mail. Taking advantage of empty mailboxes, in addition to understanding what really motivates millennials to give, is key to the future of most fundraising programs.

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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 BoardSite Can Help Your Nonprofit Board Be More Productive

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by BoardSite — a board of directors management platform that centralizes key administrative tasks like meeting scheduling, document management, and online voting in a secure digital platform. Between coordinating busy schedules and deciding on agenda items, it’s often difficult for nonprofit boards to be truly productive. BoardSite is a unique digital platform that helps nonprofit boards of directors stay organized, compliant, and engaged.

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How to share feelings

Hands on Fundraising

So last time, I wrote about communicating less with facts and more with feelings. Because giving isn’t a logical act, it’s an emotional one. And feelings are how we best connect with other people. But how do you do that? Think about communicating with one person, not an audience. If you’re focused on your audience, […] The post How to share feelings appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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5 Creative Ideas For Year-End Giving Campaigns

OneCause

The end of the year is a crazy time filled with family, holidays, excitement, and, of course, annual giving campaigns. Not surprisingly, the end of the year is one of the busiest times for nonprofit teams. Use this list of 5 creative end-of-year giving campaign ideas to help your nonprofit develop successful, repeatable campaigns both during the holiday and throughout the rest of the year.

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Four Ways To Get Your Board Members to Fundraise for Your Nonprofit

Bloomerang

Nonprofit organizations rely heavily on the support of their board members to achieve their missions. While many board members give freely and openly of their time and talents, getting board members to engage in fundraising can be challenging. The four keys to build a fully invested board are: educate them about the organization’s needs, shift their mindset, engage them in meaningful ways, and recognize their role in fueling the mission.

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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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How to enhance your association’s membership committee

Nimble AMS

Your membership committee plays a vital role in your association—guiding conversations about key membership benefits, identifying potential member pain points , and strategizing solutions to better support your members. We’re here to help you enhance your membership committee! Empower your membership committee to do its important work by following the strategies in this blog.

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3 Ways to Accomplish More With Less at Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

As labor and material costs rise, it may seem difficult for smaller organizations to fulfill their missions. But there are ways to maximize resources and minimize expenditures. Nonprofit leaders currently working in the trenches share their tried-and-true strategies.

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An Introduction to Bing Tools for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Bing ‘s market share compared to Google Search is small, but that could change in the near future. A lawsuit against Google is moving through the federal courts alleging that Google has monopolized the online advertising market by acquiring its competitors and forcing businesses and nonprofits to use its products and services. Without a doubt, more competition is needed in the search and digital ad space and should Google be ordered to sell its advertising platform, Bing is well-positioned

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12 Times When You Should NOT Look for Grants

Get Fully Funded

When most people think about funding a nonprofit, they think they should look for grants. Seems like a good idea, right? After all, there are thousands of foundations out there that exist to give money away. But, growing a nonprofit so you can fulfill your mission means having a fundraising plan with diverse revenue streams. In order to raise the most money for your cause and create a stable future for your organization, you need several different sources of funding.

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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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What donors love

Candid

The story you are about to hear is true. No names are changed. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. This is just a moment to celebrate and spotlight the power of nonprofit leadership and to offer what is quite a compelling argument for innovation. The Princeton Senior Resource Center (PSRC) in Princeton, New Jersey, with a Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency , under the leadership of Drew Dyson offers us a textbook case of how investment in professional development pays off.

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The Power of Planning: The Fundraising Plan Can That Drive Your Nonprofit Forward

Bloomerang

It’s important to ensure that your nonprofit has a strategic fundraising plan in place. In a recent survey , we asked 1,071 nonprofit professionals about their plans for 2023 and discovered that only 43% had a written plan. In this post, we’ll explain why it’s essential to create a plan and provide some tips on how to get started. What Is A Fundraising Plan?

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Everything your association needs to know about Generation Z

Nimble AMS

Is your association looking for tips to stay relevant to your younger members? If so, you’ll need to get to know Generation Z. Pew Research defines Gen Z as anyone born after 1996, meaning approximately 68 million Generation Z are living in America. Read our blog for a breakdown of Generation Z and helpful tips to attract young professionals to your association. 7 Gen Z trends your association needs to know How well do you know Generation Z?

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Navigating Return-to-Office Policies in a Work-From-Home World

NonProfit PRO

Few topics have been as polarizing in workplace culture as return-to-office policies. From organizations embracing a new, work-from-anywhere era to those mandating a return to five days a week in the office, every solution has its supporters and detractors.

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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.