August, 2020

Going Virtual is Not Enough, Part Two: Competitive P2P Events

Connection Cafe

Recently, we discussed how to reimagine traditional fundraising walks for Fall 2020 and beyond. This post will cover competitive fundraising events, such as cycling, endurance, and race events.

50 Free Nonprofit Webinars for September 2020

Wild Apricot

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

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10 Blogging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the third post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

Microphilanthropy Explained

NonProfit Hub

For decades, philanthropy has been seen largely as black-tie galas paired with pricey auction items ? large events for larger wallets. With the introduction of the internet and social media, donors now have the ability to participate and give in new and more accessible ways.

Activating for Hurricane Laura

VisionLink

With one of the highest 24-hour intensification rates, Hurricane Laura will be a tremendously serious storm, and another of nearly 300 named disasters from which we build expertise and readiness to offer help.

How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]. Do you want to learn how to Write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement? Check out our 10-step template and examples. Branding is key to nonprofits , but how do you ensure your communicate your brand messaging the right way?

How Nonprofits Have Reframed Their Messaging in the Wake of COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Nonprofit work is essential in this country. Nonprofits make up 10% of the workforce, making them the third-largest workforce in the United States.

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[WEBINAR] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT (2 hours). Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Cost: $10 (USD). This is the first 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. Please Note: This webinar was last presented on June 16.

4 Ways to Attract More Diverse Talent for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Are you focused on improving diversity within your organization this year? . A recent report estimated that 39 percent of nonprofits hope to diversify their workforce in the areas of race, age, gender, identity and differing abilities in 2019. And for good reason.

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Raise More Money - 4 Financial Secrets for Fundraisers

Blue Fox

Fundraisers certainly have their work cut out for them this year. Coronavirus. Racism. Unemployment. Riots. Business closures. Natural disasters. A contentious election year. All of these make for a super challenging fundraising environment. So, what’s a fundraising organization to do?

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5 Simple and Unique Fundraising Ideas We’re Sure You Haven’t Tried Yet

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

5 Simple and Unique Fundraising Ideas We’re Sure You Haven’t Tried Yet. Do you want to raise funds for your organization? Starting a unique fundraiser doesn’t need to be difficult. Check out our simple and unique ideas.

Executive Support in Driving and Maintaining CSR Programs

Connection Cafe

Attitudes towards corporate social responsibility have evolved over recent years with more leaders recognizing giving back to their communities as an imperative aspect of their business.

How to Run Better Virtual Events: 5 Experts Weigh In

Wild Apricot

Earlier this month, we released the 2020 Virtual Events Research Report. In this post, experts in the nonprofit, association, and membership management space provide additional insights and advice around taking your virtual events in the right direction

How to Recruit Remote Volunteers During COVID-19 Using RemoteHub

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Julia Boyun , Marketing Manager at RemoteHub – a job and volunteer marketplace and community that connects and matches companies and nonprofit organizations with remote professionals. With the world caught in the throes of the global pandemic, many things are rapidly changing.

6 Video Marketing Tips For Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Video marketing is probably the best medium available at the moment for engaging audiences and promoting messages. According to research by HubSpot, 90% of users make decisions based somewhat on videos, and 92% of viewers on mobile platforms share video with others.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Update

Blue Fox

Nonprofits, When to Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness So, you received PPP funds. What do you do now? How do you make sure your loan is forgiven? If you're asking these questions, you're not alone!

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How COVID has changed learning in the workplace

Gyrus

COVID has changed how learning is conducted in workplaces. LMS products can help respond to the current situation and transform how training is conducted

Strategic Grantmaking to Improve Community Health

Connection Cafe

For decades, storied independent organizations like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation have worked alongside newer philanthropies like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to improve health through strategic grantmaking.

12 Donation Website Templates + Examples to Inspire You

Wild Apricot

If you're looking to create or update your nonprofit's donation website, check out these templates from Wild Apricot + examples to get you inspired

[FREE WEBINAR] Giving Tuesday & Welcome Wednesday: Tips, Strategies, and Templates to Help You Gain & Retain Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, September 29, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT (2 hours). Presented by: Jeff Vogel of DonorPerfect. Cost: Free. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, digitally connecting with donors is more of a necessity than ever before. Last year, 27 million adults participated in Giving Tuesday, and this year, so many more will be seeking ways to contribute to the good that has been getting us through this challenging year.

4 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make as a Fundraiser in 2020

NonProfit Hub

As a professional fundraiser at a growing nonprofit, you likely understand that maintaining a positive reputation and valuing your donor relationships are key components to maximizing success.

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Blue Fox + Bill.com = Clean Audits & Happy Clients

Blue Fox

​Raise your hand if you love being audited. Anyone? Anyone? We didn’t think so. At most companies, audit time causes anxiety and panic. And, the pressure doesn’t stop there. As a financial services and advisory firm, we’re under the microscope too.

[Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

[Examples] Most beautiful Nonprofit Brand Books/Style Guides. Want to create a brand book / style guide for your nonprofit? Check out these examples and download a free resource to create your own.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 160: Reimagining Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

Running peer-to-peer fundraising events present a challenge in the current environment. However, the organizations that will be successful this fall are those who realize they must pivot and start proactively planning for these events.

13 Membership Certificate Templates for Any Occasion (Free Download)

Wild Apricot

Membership certificates are a great way to keep your members feeling recognized and appreciated. Download these templates for free and customize them to your needs

8 Key Pain Points in Planning a Golf Fundraiser & How Technology Can Help

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katie Casillas , director of marketing at GolfStatus.org , an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers. There’s no doubt about it: A lot of time and effort goes into planning a golf event—any fundraising event for that matter.

7 Lessons From Marketing Ethics

NonProfit Hub

Ethics are what we hold close to our hearts. They’re values or moral principles governing the conduct and actions of a group of people or individuals. It’s a behavioral standard with footholds in all spheres of human relations.

eLearning Industry ranked GyrusAim as # 7 in Top 20 LMS for User Experience

Gyrus

Gyrus Systems, a leader in the Learning Management Systems (LMS) industry, proudly announced today that it has been recognized as part of the top 20 LMS for User Experience by eLearning Industry Inc.

SEO Factors You Need to Focus on That Are Usually Forgotten

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

SEO Factors You Need to Focus on That Are Usually Forgotten. The SEO playing field is large. Which SEO-factors do people overlook when optimizing their website and content? Read about it here. Getting your page on the first page of a search engine’s results page is becoming increasingly harder.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 159: Building Your Personal Brand

Connection Cafe

What is your personal brand, that is, how would others talk about you when you aren’t in the room? Whether you are looking for a new role or just want to be more effective in your current role, personal branding is important.

10 Tips for Direct Mail Fundraising Success in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

Wild Apricot

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it might actually be a great time to fundraise through direct mail. Here are our best tips for making sure your campaign is a success

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Five Elements Of Setting A Goal

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The more specific you can be about your goal, the greater your level of success will be," explain authors Tom Pandola and James W. Bird , in their book, Light A Fire Under Your Business.

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The Anatomy of an Effective Fundraiser Letter

NonProfit Hub

Social media is all the rage these days. Although less personable, it’s become a major outreach tool. But according to the Blackbaud Institute, while social media is on the rise, direct mail has declined from 49% to 23% of donors from 2010 to 2018. . Yet, direct mail remains viable for “mature donors” born 1945 or sooner. This group of “mature donors” accounts for 24% of all charitable giving. It’s still a viable option for baby boomers (born 1946-1964) as well.

How LMS can help with Skill Management? - Gyrus

Gyrus

It is not training, but skills that allow people to succeed in their job, but skills. Employees may be compelled to attend training classes after training class, and they may even pass tests. However, while the trainer may be satisfied that his trainees have ‘learned’ what he was teaching them, it does not necessarily mean that they would be able to implement what they have learned in the real-life situations that they would be confronted by during everyday work.

The 3 Best App Testing Strategies for Busy Developers

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

The 3 Best App Testing Strategies for Busy Developers. Testing your app before launching is crucial. What are the best tools to test your app? Read more about it here.

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3 Website Tips to Support Your Virtual Fundraising Efforts

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you know that the fundraising landscape changes each year. However, no one could have predicted the effects that COVID-19 would have , with many nonprofit organizations now solely relying on virtual fundraising efforts to continue operations. Virtual fundraising has become more accessible and intuitive than ever before thanks to the extensive internet and the wide variety of donation tools available.

Announcing the 2020 Virtual Event Report: Everything You Need to Know to Run a Better Virtual Event

Wild Apricot

We surveyed over 1,000 membership organizations to help solve all of your most pressing challenges related to virtual events. Read this post to learn the top three takeaways and download the Virtual Event Report to read the full insights