October, 2016

Trending Sources

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. Enjoy!

email 134

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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. Name (a-z). Focus.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In the book, we include a couple of good checklists and assessments to help educate people about their symptoms. Too many tabs opened on the browser.

Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management


DON’T BE LEFT OUT! JOIN THE 150+ ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVES WHO HAVE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM! You’re busy, take the course on your own schedule!

Church events made easier with 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?

More Trending

The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As a co-working space, if offers offices, desks, and meeting space for start ups. Even just getting up and walking around your desk can do the same.

Brain 56

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


To keep your blog growing, you add more and more content doing your best to market everything you write. Serpstat: Re-Optimize For Easier Keywords.

Why Nonprofit Self-Care Is Non-Negotiable


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

Voice 37

5 Key Takeaways from the Millennial Impact Report — Wave 2

NonProfit Hub

They carried out extensive national research and gained insight on the trends of today’s young adults. But what does it all mean for you?

Philanthropy and Sustainable Development: Our Role as Interlocutors for Good

Connection Cafe

She reminded us that, ultimately fulfilling these ambitions is part of what philanthropy has stood for all along.

Roles 101

Why Are There So Few Nonprofit CRM Admins?


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

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. In addition, facilitated a peer learning exchange called “Solution Salon.”

Congratulations to Higher Logic!


By now, you have probably heard the news that Higher Logic has received a $55m investment from JMI equity. This is a big milestone for us! Congrats!

Team 44

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. Online Fundraising

Rate 51

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. What is incentive based fundraising?

Money 40

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

This week, let’s walk through seven steps to developing a policy to manage the use and replenishment of reserve funds.

Policy 101

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


Facebook just launched a way for your nonprofit to raise money directly on the social network platform: Facebook Fundraising. Will this work at all?

Raise 33

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. Reviews. Join Us!

The Myth of the Best Place To Work


This post was originally published on AssociationSuccess.org. I get it. But here’s the problem. So they do what anyone else would do: they copy you.

Place 41

Donor Thank Yous: Crafting the Perfect Email in 6 Steps

John Haydon

Donor thank yous are about more than just showing appreciation. If you’re struggling with how […]. Donor Communication

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.

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. Sometimes you get discouraged.

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. An Easy Way to Donate. A Next Step.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using the method below you can calculate your average monthly organic reach. Add up the organic reach for each post shared during a month. 0398 or.04

NGO 32

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


Tip o’ the hat to MDG Advertising for this one. Infographic by MDG Advertising. photo credit ).

Photo 40

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Update

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Special thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy. If you haven’t yet, you can order your copy here. Book Review by Sarah Durham, Big Duck.

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. How can you refuse? Tumblr.

Donor 33

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.

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. Trustees. Longtime volunteers or donors.

Data Sanity for Nonprofits: Three Crucial Points


Editor’s Note: We are so pleased that we get to share this post from Bob Penna and Deb Finn. By Robert M. Penna, Ph.D. What the Data Tells Us.

Attention all business book enthusiasts!


Do you love to read? I do! 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!)…

10 Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Today online donations make up an average of 7-10% of an NGO’s annual budget and online giving continues to grow – and will continue grow – every year.

Easily Measure Conversion Rates by Setting Goals in Google Analytics

NonProfit Hub

Forget the hundreds of metrics that are being spat out and focus on what matters most for your nonprofit. Event registration. Volunteer Signup. Step 1.

Goal 32

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. Include all donors from the past three years.

Map 95