May, 2020

How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

Connection Cafe

One of the biggest challenges for a donor relations and stewardship program, as an indirect revenue generator, is success metrics. Now more than ever, we have the opportunity to demonstrate how a strong donor relations effort contributes to fundraising.

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47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in June 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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5 Building Blocks of Strong Nonprofit Brands

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit branding is all about how others view your organization and your efforts. If you know what American Red Cross, UNICEF, or AARP does regularly, you know that nonprofit branding works. Creating a brand leads to more recognition, clarity and potential donations ?

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5 Things That Nonprofits Wish They Knew Three Months Ago

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stephanie Kanak , Content Strategist at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. If you had a time machine and could go back to before coronavirus (COVID-19) impacted the world, how would you prepare? What would you do differently?

National Nurses Day!

VisionLink

On the heels of GivingTuesday (yesterday), we have another major national day today, May 6th, honoring nurses and by extension--other healthcare workers. At the turn of the century, Florence Nightingale is credited with founding modern nursing. She was an advocate of strict hand washing and other practices--and is credited with reducing the death rate among wounded soldiers (Crimean War) from some 40% to 2%.

Why is effective upskilling and targeted learning getting difficult across companies and distributed workforces

Gyrus

With team members increasingly opting to work from home or remote locations, here are a few challenges for effective upskilling and targeted learning

A Hack to Dramatically Improve Your Virtual Events

Connection Cafe

Many events are canceled and that’s a problem. Whether you are a university that can’t have alumni come to campus, a nonprofit scrambling to replace your gala , or an association coming up with an alternative to an annual conference, a large part of organizational revenue is at stake.

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Overcoming Screen Fatigue: A Nonprofit Hub Guide

NonProfit Hub

At the beginning of 2020, I doubt any of us imagined our routines would become completely uprooted in a matter of days. Due to the global pandemic, “office life” is now seen as a fond memory, and our daily commute is a total of one minute ? or as long as it takes to walk from your bed to your desk. I was so excited to be able to work from home ?

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[WEBINAR] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Cost: $10. This is the first webinar in Heather’s year-long blog and webinar series called 101 Best Practices for Nonprofits. Packed with practical advice and customized for small nonprofits on a limited budget, this webinar will stress the importance of professional website design and strategic email marketing and fundraising.

Giving Tuesday!

VisionLink

Yes, during a pandemic it's hard to take the time. But perhaps now is the best time. And if you're reading this after Tuesday--so what? Make a difference and give today. To whom? How about your local newspaper or faith-based organization, or a community service organization stretched to the max responding to COVID? Your alma mater is facing an uncertain fall semester, the community orchestra needs your help. A small business with a curbside pickup could use some support.

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Do they “get it” now? The value of #musesocial and #musetech in the era of COVID-19

Museum 2.0

Lori is one of those people you'll never forget meeting. If I needed someone to help me take over a small country or plan a giant party, I'd like her on my side. Or rather, I'd be glad to be on her side. She's a force, full of energy, and excitement. But, like the best of high-energy people, she's also intensely supportive and collaborative. In a field where we often work on our own, in isolation, people who are proactive about connecting constructively with others can feel rare.

The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded across the world, nonprofit fundraisers have been required to take one of three actions for their spring peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) campaigns : cancel, postpone, or take it virtual. We’ve seen creativity, resilience, and resolve through it all. The paradigm for campaigns that have moved forward has been reactive to this point – taking an in-person event and making it virtual.

The Ultimate Guide to Creating A Membership Site

Wild Apricot

If you're thinking of creating a membership site, this ultimate guide has everything you need to know to get started

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It?s Never too Early to Start Your Annual Campaign

NonProfit Hub

While working for various nonprofits throughout the past twenty years, I always had such high aspirations for having our End Of Year (Annual Campaign) strategized by May, planned by August and ready to deliver by October. . It never happened that way. Never. There were always too many other irons in the fire and as a staff member, a campaign launching in six months never took priority. We all know how hard it is to complete the endless task list for your Annual Campaign in November.

[WEBINAR] Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT (90 minutes). Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Cost: $10. This is the second of three webinars in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits. Those who attend all three webinars will earn of Certificate of Completion from Nonprofit Tech for Good.

A Complete Guide on eLearning

Gyrus

Whether you are a novice on eLearning or you have been using it for a long time and are an expert, you’ll agree that it has been continually scaling the online learning industry

3 Ways To Be A Level 5 Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Author and leadership expert Jim Collins defines Level 5 leaders as those who: Pursue goals with the ferocity of lions while displaying the humility of lambs. According to Collins, who has studied leadership for 25 years, this level of leader is a rare breed. This is a leader who: bestows credit generously shoulders blame responsibility puts organization before self. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Jim Collins Leadership Level 5 Leader The 5 Levels Of Leadership

8 Things Resilient Fundraisers Should be Doing Now

Connection Cafe

Resilient fundraisers stand ready to take on whatever the day brings, even if it wasn’t part of the plan. You adapt. You leverage. You innovate. You are building strategies for sustainability focused on four key areas: People: Caring about your supporters and those around you. Revenue: Looking for diversification potential and how to move forward. Mission + Operations: Giving donors something they can feel good about.

Why Associations Need to Innovate to Survive

Wild Apricot

Want your association to survive beyond the pandemic? Sarah Sladek, CEO of XYZ University, shares how you can do so

A Nonprofit Guide to DIY Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

The concept of ‘DIY Fundraising’ has been quite popular in the nonprofit world for some time now. Lately, the DIY fundraising mentality has been adopted by the for-profit world as well. For those looking to incorporate this fundraising concept into their business or organization, they must understand exactly what it is and what the current trends are. What is DIY Fundraising? When schools raise money for a cause, they usually do it via a student run or walk event.

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The Ultimate Guide to the Google Ad Grant: 2020 Edition

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Grant Hensel , CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone – an agency that specializes in Google Grant management for nonprofits. Nonprofit Megaphone is Google Certified and supports over 300 nonprofit clients. What is the Google Grant? The Google Ad Grant is one of the most powerful, yet under-appreciated tools in nearly every nonprofit’s marketing toolbox.

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Empathy-Informed Balance in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond

Museum 2.0

Some Internet People say some that sparks something in your brain. Some Internet People strike the flint every time. Ellice Engdahl is one of those internet people for me. Every thoughtful medium post and every considered tweet, they also get me thinking. I will say since noticing her online, I've since met her. So, she isn't just Internet People, I assure you. But, I hope this blog post will get you following her. Once you feel the spark, over and over, you'll know what I mean.

The Best Fake ID Websites for 2020

Find the free stuff

Fake ID’s are a rite-of-passage for most college students in the United States. Whilst almost all other countries around the world have a legal drinking age of around 16-19 – the USA decides to make life harder for everyone by making them wait until they are 21. Most students have, however, worked out that there. The post The Best Fake ID Websites for 2020 appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Business Lifestyle

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 147: Diving Into the CARES Act with Independent Sector

Connection Cafe

Nonprofits that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to receive help through the CARES Act – the large relief bill that Congress passed in an effort to help individuals and organizations weather the crisis. But it can be difficult to understand all of the ins and outs of such a large and complex piece of legislation.

How to Host a Virtual Member Appreciation Week in 5 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

How do you say thank you to your members? If the answer is "we don't", it might be time to consider hosting a member appreciation week

Protect Donor Data When Working with Third-Party Vendors

NonProfit Hub

High-profile data breaches in recent years show just how vulnerable some organizations can be to attacks from outside. Protecting your nonprofit’s data is crucial, no matter who you work with. Data privacy gets even trickier when you’re dealing with a third-party vendor, whose systems and storage methods might leave you at higher risk. . Ultimately, it’s up to you to make sure your organization’s data is secure ? and the stakes are high.

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The Essential Tech Elements for Virtual Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Noel , Vice President of Digital Fundraising Services at MobileCause. In the new world of social distancing and limited in-person gatherings, nonprofits everywhere are embracing virtual fundraising events and campaigns. Hosting virtual fundraising events is new to many nonprofits and can, therefore, make those in charge feel a bit intimidated, especially if they don’t define themselves as particularly “tech-savvy.” If that’s you, do not fear.

Dear COVID-19, I’m Breaking Up With You

Blue Fox

A Letter From Our CEO, Chantal Sheehan I’m over it. COVID-19. The deaths. The sickness. The fear. The grief. The politics. The injustice. The media. The government screw ups. The lockdowns. The conspiracy theories. The economy. The unemployment rate. The PPP. The food supply. The feeling of loneliness. The worry. About everything. All the time. The hoarding. The sickness. The deaths. Oh look, murder hornets. I’m so over this s#!t. I know you are, too.

Robots Are Becoming Increasingly Useful in the COVID-19 Fight

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A recent post on Instagram caught users’ attention. A Young man saw a young lady dancing outside her house and he decided to make contact. Not having the young lady’s phone number, he decided to get creative. He couldn’t exactly walk over to her house to chat; what with the quarantine and all? He stuck. The post Robots Are Becoming Increasingly Useful in the COVID-19 Fight appeared first on PhreeSite.com.

8 Key Aspects for a Successful Sustainer Donor Program

Connection Cafe

Sustaining donors represent a critical segment for any annual fund program. Reminder: Sustaining donors are transformational donors who have committed to support your organization using any regular frequency (monthly, quarterly, or annually). It’s easy to see why nonprofits love sustainer donors : they have great long-term value (LTV). In fact, data shows that sustainers have an LTV that is exponentially greater than that of a typical annual giving donor.

How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible

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Is Mailchimp the Right Choice for Email Marketing or Should You Choose MailerLite?

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Is Mailchimp the Right Choice for Email Marketing or Should You Choose MailerLite? Mailchimp has over a decade of history that MailerLite does not. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the enterprising team behind MailerLite should be dismissed out of hand. In fact, they were initially turned down by venture capitalists in 2010 and decided to pursue building the company step-by-step themselves rather than giving away a chunk of equity at the start. And they grew rapidly from there.

4 Ways to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Digital Storytelling with WhatsApp

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Elizabeth Ngonzi , is an Adjunct Faculty at New York University Center for Global Affairs where she teaches Digital Storytelling, Innovation and Fundraising. She is also the Founder and CEO of Liz Ngonzi Transforms , a boutique international consulting firm that provides consulting, executive coaching, and training services that enable social sector leaders and entrepreneurs to increase their impact and reach their potential.

The latest Covid-19 Resources for Nonprofits

Blue Fox

Focus On: Leadership, Funding, Positiveness and Re-Engaging Your Organization As some states like our home base of Florida begin to re-open, nonprofit teams are putting their minds together to draw a new map for the future. A map of how to survive, keep a positive mindset and continue to provide critical services in their community.

TikTok ? a Modern App for Earning Money

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In TikTok, you can create funny videos using functions and settings. This app is popular all over the world. It is also used for earning money. Buy TikTok followers quickly and profitably possible for everyone. But before you learn how to promote an account in a social network, you need to know why you need. The post TikTok – a Modern App for Earning Money appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Social Network

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Why (Almost) Every Nonprofit Should Be Using Google Ad Grants

Connection Cafe

How much would $10,000 a month in advertising change the game for your nonprofit? . No, really. What would happen if 100 Benjamin Franklins were pumped into your online presence every month? Would it be transformative for your organization? For most of you, the answer is simple: absolutely! If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you’re eligible to find out through Google Ad Grants. . . What are Google Ad Grants? . The Google Ad Grants program is like Google AdWords, but for nonprofits.

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3 Ways a Welcome Package Can Affect Your Donor Relationships

Wild Apricot

Want to build deeper donor relationships? One of the best ways to do so is by creating a great experience through welcome packets. In this post, we explain how