May, 2020

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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?

Tips To Make Online Meetings Less Exhausting

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Recently I facilitated an online session about how to get better at online meetings for Lightful in the UK where I am a Senior Advisor at Lightful, among other activities, facilitate online master classes for their BRIDGE programme. Here’s an overview the tips and resources I shared.

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.

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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?

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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.

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[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.

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

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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Everything You Need to Know About Live Video Streaming for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

It’s never been more important to build your nonprofit’s online presence. Read on to learn all about live streaming and live video best practices

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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.

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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[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.

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

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.

5 Nonprofit Fundraising Laws You Should Know About

Wild Apricot

Following government regulations for your nonprofit can be confusing. This helpful guide will help you navigate the world of nonprofit fundraising laws and stay compliant

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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.

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.

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?

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Robots Are Becoming Increasingly Useful in the COVID-19 Fight

Find the free stuff

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?

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).

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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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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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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Design a Winning Learning Journey for your Enterprise Workforce

Gyrus

To achieve good results from your LMS, here are some pointers for the company to ensure an effective learning journey for all its employees

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.

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.

10 Effective Ways to Generate More Leads During Covid-19

Find the free stuff

If it feels like you are struggling with your lead generation, it’s not just you, COVID-19 is hurting businesses all over the world. If you are going through a massive drop in leads generation, do not worry because better times are ahead.

International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

Connection Cafe

Monday, May 18th is International Museum Day , the mission of which is to raise awareness of the fact that, “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”.

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