October, 2016

Designing for Good #5: The Best of End-of-Year Email Campaigns

Connection Cafe

For this month’s Designing for Good , it’s time we showed more love to all of you tireless nonprofit email marketers out there.

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What’s Your Personal Craziness Index? Identify, Take Action, and Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In my newest book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , the first half of the book addresses how nonprofit professionals can assess and become more self-aware about the symptoms of burnout and begin to practice self-care to avoid burnout.

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Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management

SocialFish

DON’T BE LEFT OUT! JOIN THE 150+ ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM! I’ve partnered with Ben Martin of Online Community Results to offer an on-demand, crash course on the Essentials on Online Community Management (EOCM).

Church events made easier with VolunteerMark

VolunteerMark

It’s the annual church carnival and volunteers are needed to make it a successful event for the community. Who’s bringing what? Who’s serving where? What donations are needed? It’s a lot to keep track of.

How to Create a Twitter Moment for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Twitter Moments as defined by Twitter are curated tweets collected into a story. First launched in October 2015 in partnership with a select few media partners, as of September 29 all Twitter users can now create Moments.

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How to Promote Your Blog: 5 Tools to Improve Rankings of Your Old Content

SocialFish

To keep your blog growing, you add more and more content doing your best to market everything you write. It’s a long and challenging process and it’s well worth going through.

Why Nonprofit Self-Care Is Non-Negotiable

Frogloop

"What if your organization’s culture encouraged you, and everyone who worked there, to embrace self-care without guilt?

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HOW TO: Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Organic Reach on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

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5 Key Takeaways from the Millennial Impact Report — Wave 2

NonProfit Hub

Achieve and The Case Foundation just released their 2016 Millennial Impact Report, which focuses on millennial behavior and attitudes toward social good and cause engagement. They carried out extensive national research and gained insight on the trends of today’s young adults.

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

In part two of this series, “ How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves ,” we examined common factors that organizations should take into account when considering how much to set aside for their operating reserves.

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The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director. Yesterday, I honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event. (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!).

Congratulations to Higher Logic!

SocialFish

By now, you have probably heard the news that Higher Logic has received a $55m investment from JMI equity. Here’s more analysis on this from community expert Ben Martin. BREAKING: Higher Logic takes $55M investment.

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Why Are There So Few Nonprofit CRM Admins?

Idealware

Recently, we’ve been thinking a lot of about data and how to set nonprofit staffers up for success when implementing a new CRM.

5 Donation Page Blunders That Kill Fundraising Response Rates

John Haydon

The latest research from M+R looks under the hood at how 105 various nonprofits raise money online. They found that while email metrics (open and click rates) are down, email fundraising is up (email revenue grew by 25% in 2015).

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Raise More Money: Incentive-Based Fundraising 101

NonProfit Hub

Modern nonprofit fundraising is more than writing an appeal letter and waiting for donations to pour in. Of course, fundraising letters are still important and valuable tools, but donors and supporters often need more incentive to support your organization.

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Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

Connection Cafe

“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected” – an inspiring thought on how we will achieve the formidable Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush. We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers. Year-end giving campaigns.

The Myth of the Best Place To Work

SocialFish

This post was originally published on AssociationSuccess.org. Okay, I know some of you reading this probably won a “best place to work” award, and are quite proud of it. I get it. Your people filled out the survey and it scored really “well” and that’s something to be proud of.

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The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

Everyaction

Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Today, we're excited to announce the all-new list for 2017! Bookmark it, share it, love it, and download it for Google or Outlook.

Donor Thank Yous: Crafting the Perfect Email in 6 Steps

John Haydon

Donor thank yous are about more than just showing appreciation. They act as an essential piece of your email marketing strategy because they build long-lasting donor relationships.

Four Steps to Write the Right Content on your Nonprofit Blog

NonProfit Hub

Maintaining a blog is like running a marathon. You can’t just do it on a whim—you have to be in it for the long run, otherwise you won’t be rewarded. So how do you write the right content on your nonprofit blog?

The Ecosystem of Good: How We’ll Revolutionize Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, my assumption is it’s because you’re someone working to build a better world. That means I probably know at least two things about you: You’re driven by passion and believe intensely that good can take over. Sometimes you get discouraged.

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The technology to donate online was launched in the late 1990’s and through a process of trial and error NGOs have slowly been able to build donor’s confidence in the technology and grow their online donor database.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Snapchat 101: What You Need to Know

SocialFish

Tip o’ the hat to MDG Advertising for this one. Infographic by MDG Advertising. photo credit ). Content Strategy Cool Infographic Friday Cool Social Tools Industry Insider

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6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit's Website

Tech Soup Blog

A nonprofit fundraising website is a tremendous opportunity to increase donations and build support for your cause. It can help mobilize your existing supporters, bring in new donors, and serve as the online center of your campaign.

5 Things You Need to Know About the Newly Launched Facebook Fundraising

Frogloop

Facebook just launched a way for your nonprofit to raise money directly on the social network platform: Facebook Fundraising. This launch raises so many questions: will this work for year-end fundraising? Will this work at all? What are the benefits to using Facebook Fundraising?

Mobile Fundraising: A Complete Overview — Pt. 1 of 3

NonProfit Hub

Imagine you’re standing at a bus stop. Maybe you’re checking your mobile email. Maybe you’re texting a good buddy of yours. Either way, you definitely have your phone out. You look up, and you see this: Okay, first of all, you notice an adorable kitten, staring down at you, begging you to help out.

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How Nonprofits Can Share Risks and Reap Benefits Through Collaboration

Connection Cafe

“ We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” – W. Auden. I’ve spent most of my career in business development and have worked with organizations of all shapes and sizes, both for-profit and not-for-profit.

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Update

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With one more week to go, T he Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout has made to the #1 slot on Amazon’s Top 100 Nonprofit Books. Special thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy. If you haven’t yet, you can order your copy here.

Attention all business book enthusiasts!

SocialFish

Do you love to read? I do! I read an absolute ton in airplanes and during the summer at the pool… yes, that’s basically when I find the time. Sigh. I also have a big pile of books on my desk that I want to get to (Sound familiar? I know you do too!)…

Three Tips for Grappling with Insiders who are Resistant to Change

Museum 2.0

At every talk I give about The Art of Relevance , no matter the audience, there's one question I always hear. Librarians and museum directors, park managers and theater producers all want to know: how do you deal with insiders who resist change? These insiders may be fellow staff members. Trustees.

Data Sanity for Nonprofits: Three Crucial Points

Idealware

Editor’s Note: We are so pleased that we get to share this post from Bob Penna and Deb Finn. They are both brilliant, but on top of that, they have that knack for getting down to what really matters.

Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

NonProfit Hub

Google Analytics can be overwhelming and confusing, but setting up Goals in your Google Analytics account helps to narrow down what you need to be looking at. Forget the hundreds of metrics that are being spat out and focus on what matters most for your nonprofit.

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Mapping an Engagement Strategy for Successful Year-End Appeals

Connection Cafe

After organizational buy-in, segmentation, and testing, it’s time to map out your engagement strategy.

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