January, 2021

2021 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. January.

Hiring Without a Handshake—Get Virtual Interviewing Right


Every new hire is either an opportunity for success or a challenge to it. No recruit is neutral. If there are people on your team who don’t rock the boat, but never move it forward, that’s a drain on precious resources.


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Why You Need a Shopify Web Designer

Byte Technology

At Byte Technology, we understand web-speak. We’re not going to expect you to approach us with knowledge beyond what you want to sell and who your customer is. We’ll do the rest. If you already have a Shopify website , we are able to make updates and upgrades that will highlight your products.

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The Elements of a Hybrid Events Software Platform

Cadmium CD

Choosing the right software for your hybrid events can be stressful. There are so many options and it can be daunting to determine what the right one is for you.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Join Me to Learn How to Start Attracting Abundance

Social Velocity

It’s almost here, the official launch of my new book, Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World. And to celebrate, I’m hosting a special virtual event on Thursday, February 11th, 12pm – 1pm Eastern.

Days of Service – Let’s Evolve the Vision

VQ Strategies

In anticipation of today, the 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day, designated as a National Day of Service, I was interviewed by Meghan McCarty Carino for National Public Radio about how organizations have adjusted their MLK Day of Service plans given the pandemic.

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Remote Work Is a Superpower—Learn How to Use It


I hate to see COVID-19 give remote work a bad rap. The ability to do business from anywhere gives you the superpower to slay disruption in its tracks. But only when you learn the rules. Over the last few months, more than a few people feel as though work sabotaged their lives.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Videos Inspire More Giving

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit fundraising videos bring your organization’s work to life in a way that written stories just can’t. Videos show as well as tell. They speak to supporters with authenticity and display your story in a way that easily grabs the viewer’s heart. In short, videos make an impression.

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3 Main Challenges with Virtual Events

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributer, Jennifer Birch (JBradt). With the pandemic bringing about strict health and safety measures, social gatherings feel like a thing of the past. Laurie Buczek, a digital marketing expert , talks about the nature of events in the time of COVID-19.

The Third Sector of Education: Podcast Recap

Blue Sky eLearn

Recently, Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele kicked off a podcast series about the third sector. . What is the third sector? Serves the millions of adults that continue to learn and grow after their secondary and post-secondary education.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

How automation can transform your association

Nimble AMS

There might not be a single change you could make to your association that would transform it more than increasing business process automation.

9 Socially-Distant Donor Engagement Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Laura Bucher , Storyteller at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. After the challenges thrown at us throughout 2020, no one’s quite sure what 2021 will bring.

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We’re Shocked: IRS Announces 2021 Key Filing Dates, Tax Season Starts February 12th

Blue Fox

Your tax refund may come later this year. whatthefox is right!

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Fundraising Trends: 7 Modern Strategies to Consider for 2021

Wild Apricot

For many nonprofits, 2020 was a challenging year. Now it’s coming to a close, and we enter a new year that is hopefully one of recovery (though it hasn't looked up yet.). The lessons of 2020 are definitely influencing plans for 2021. From fundraising. fundraising

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The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Maximize Attendee Engagement with eventScribe

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. Perhaps the most jarring difference between live and virtual events is the potential lack of personal interaction.

How to Raise More Money: Fundraising Do’s & Don’t’s


If only fundraising was as easy as ‘just’ asking for money, right? Since it’s not, we chatted with Tiffany Allen , founder & creator of Boss on a Budget , to talk about the do’s and don’t’s when raising money. The Importance of the Donor Relationship.

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What’s the “return on innovation” from your association management software?

Nimble AMS

It’s not unusual to think about your association’s technology investments in terms of return on investment (ROI). But, do you think about return on innovation? Using modern membership management software can pay big dividends to your association (and your members).

10 Online Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2021

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Each year Nonprofit Tech for Good features a new set of online fundraising tools that are timely and relevant for the year to come.

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Chills, Thrills, and Dollar Bills, Part 2

Blue Fox

Here’s Why Cash is King for Your Nonprofit During the 2020/2021 Economic Crisis In our latest blog post, [ Chills, Thrills, and Dollar Bill, Part 1] we talked about what a cash flow is, and why it's important for your nonprofit.

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How to Build a Compassionate Workplace

Blue Avocado

If your diverse workforce does not understand or care for one another, you do not have inclusion. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workforce are a practice.

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The Ins and Outs of Membership Pricing

Wild Apricot

Deciding how to price your membership can be challenging. How can you find a price point that's fair for your members, accurately represents the value you’re providing, and covers the cost of running your organization? Whether you’re a. membership

DipJar Announces New Website Launch and Partnership with Imagebox Productions, Inc.


BOSTON , Jan. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DipJar, an innovative finance-technology company that provides nonprofit organizations a new way to fundraise, is proud to announce the launch of its newly designed website at www.dipjar.com.

13 Lucky Fundraising Apps to Know in 2021

Whole Whale

77% of all Americans can be found staring into a tiny computer and clicking around on apps everyday. With that many people using smartphones — and smartphone apps — why not incorporate them into your nonprofit’s digital fundraising ?

[FREE WEBINAR] Finding and Engaging Major Donors During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: DonorPerfect and Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE. Cost: Free. As nonprofits continue to adapt to the new normal, many fundraisers struggle with the goal of engaging major donors.

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Chills, Thrills, and Dollar Bills, Part 1

Blue Fox

Here’s Why Cash is King for Your Nonprofit During the 2020/2021 Economic Crisis The Benjamins. That bankroll. Can you tell we’re talking about CASH? Keeping a keen eye on cash flow goes hand-in-hand with creating a meaningful budget for your organization.

Continuing a Shared Love of Generosity

Charity Navigator

My wife grew up poor. Her father was killed in a tragic accident when she was a toddler. She always said, “If my mother hadn’t run welfare in our small Montana town, we would have been on it.” We met in the air over the Pacific in 1985.

Should Your Organization Offer Free Memberships?

Wild Apricot

Recruiting and retaining members during challenging social and economic times is hard work — as you well know! However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel just yet. There are many membership growth options that your. membership

Order Your Copy of Reinventing Social Change

Social Velocity

I’m excited to announce that my new book, Reinventing Social Change: Embrace Abundance to Create a Healthier and More Equitable World is now available! .

Being a Successful Fundraiser in 2021

NonProfit Hub

I have an obsession. I love defining what makes a fundraiser successful, bottling it, and using it to empower nonprofit professionals and volunteers. I’m obsessed with helping them become more productive in securing gifts to advance the charities and good causes they’re so passionate about.

9 Lessons Learned from Hosting Virtual Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Matthew Burnell , F ounder of ClickBid , a mobile bidding provider for online auctions, virtual galas, and in-person events. Fundraising has not stopped during these uncertain times. Since March, we have seen organizations take their annual fundraisers online and go virtual.

Key Takeaways From the Latest COVID-19 Relief Bill, Including PPP2

Blue Fox

As you read, remember that our team at Blue Fox is happy to answer questions, provide assistance with PPP applications and forgiveness, and help your organization navigate the pandemic’s financial challenges. On December 21st, the U.S.

How Working Capital Protects Nonprofits from Rainy Days

Charity Navigator

The term working capital has been used in the for-profit industry for a long time. It is usually defined as the difference between a company’s current assets and its current liabilities. It is traditionally used as a liquidity metric in the form of a dollar amount.

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How to Create a Membership Website Free with Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot

Thousands of organizations use Wild Apricot's software to manage their membership websites ( we're also the most popular provider ). That’s because Wild Apricot is one of the few membership website creators who offer a completely free account. website-and-technology

Why and how to rewrite your nonprofit’s email Welcome message

Pamela Grow

Sarah writes: Our organization is overdue for creating a welcome email to send after someone joins our mailing list. Right now it’s just the standard message that comes with our email service provider (ConstantContact). What else should it include?