July, 2020

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 154: How Responsive Philanthropy Can Advance Racial Equity

Connection Cafe

Over the past months, racial equity and racial justice have come to the forefront of public consciousness and advocacy in the U.S. and around the world.

How Advocacy Fits Into Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit advocacy campaigns are becoming increasingly popular to help advance the mission of organizations. However, many organizations are under the impression that they must divide their attention between their advocacy campaigns and their fundraising efforts.

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37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2020

Wild Apricot

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

The Science of Nonprofit Video Engagement: How To Use Emotion to Increase Social Sharing

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Doug Scott , the founder of Tectonic Video , a leading video agency for nonprofits. He and his team work with nonprofits across the U.S. and around the world to create award-winning videos that drive results.

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3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

3 Essentials for Fundraising Technology: A Beginner’s Guide. We all know the power of Fundraising for Nonprofits, but how do you get started with the right Fundraising Technology? Check out this starter’s guide and learn more. Fundraising is hard work. Between planning events and organizing information, everything you’re doing should serve to make the donor experience easier. That can be a lot!

The Best Six Open-Ended Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations. So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions.

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Executive Insights on Nonprofit Resiliency During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud Canada recently hosted our first – ever digital executive roundtable , Necessity Breeds Innovation: Getting Back to Business. This panel brought together four executive panelists from the charitable sector to discuss learnings from the impact of COVID-19 and how organizations, regardless of size, can pivot their strategy to remain strong and resilient, even in a challenging fundraising climate. .

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Treat it Like a Marriage: Top Tips for a Long and Happy Donor Relationship

Wild Apricot

A great donor relationship is not unlike a happy marriage. Here are some tips for keeping your donors' love alive so they keep coming back

How Nonprofits Can Use Behavioral Science to Engage Supporters on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Michelle Chen is an independent scholar with a PhD in mass communications with a focus on advocacy, activism and social change. She helps brands grow engagement and build relationships with their audience. The pandemic has drastically altered the ways nonprofits interact with their supporters. While social media is now a common part of every nonprofit’s communication strategy, a common sentiment is that interacting on social media is a poor substitute to in-person interactions.

The Long-Term ROI Of LMS On The Team And The Business

Gyrus

Companies are increasingly adopting the use of LMS. Here are various potential benefits that can be reaped by using an LMS in the organization

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Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software for Nonprofits. Why Branding and Content matters and how Digital Asset Management (DAM) Software can help Nonprofits to win the hearts of Donors and Volunteers.

The Curse of Knowledge: You’re Using Jargon and You Don’t Even Know It

Connection Cafe

Jargon ( noun) : Special words or expressions that are used by a particular profession or group and are difficult for others to understand. The English language is filled with shorthand. It’s an especially difficult language to learn because the way native speakers communicate is often colloquial. It can seem like a completely different language and a far departure from the technical. It’s even more varied by region , which doesn’t simplify things.

How to Keep Your Team Motivated Through 2020

NonProfit Hub

The year 2020 has presented some… interesting challenges to say the least. But one of the most prevalent has been staying motivated at work. When you’re home, working in your pajamas and distractions just too close for you to ignore them, you have to think of new ways to be productive. It seems like working remotely is going to be our reality for the rest of 2020 ? at least for the United States.

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Targeted Impact: Episode 3 Recap with Sean Kosofsky

Wild Apricot

We sat down with nonprofit expert Sean Kosofsky to answer your most pressing questions about engaging members, growing membership and fundraising. Here are the answers to the most common questions we received

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Cryptocurrency Fundraising: A Beginner’s Guide for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Pat Duffy , co-founder of The Giving Block. 1) Should your nonprofit fundraise cryptocurrency? Hundreds of nonprofits now accept cryptocurrency donations. Bitcoin is perhaps the fastest and most tax-efficient way for donors to support nonprofits, but not all nonprofits should accept cryptocurrency. Reasons to accept crypto donations: Simplicity: Crypto is significantly easier than accepting stock donations. . Market Size: Crypto has 70,000,000 users and that number is rising.

7 Ways To Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. It's a powerful read that includes counter intuitive advice and cutting-edge best practices for sales prospecting in today's business world. Today, I share one of my favorite sections of the book where Hunter describes his seven things motivated people do to stay motivated : Motivated people ignore voices in their lives. These might be people in the office and friends who have bad attitudes.

The Role of the Learning Management System (LMS) in 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance - Gyrus

Gyrus

If you are a business operating in the pharmaceutical, food, or life sciences industries and wondering what a compliant LMS is, here is everything you must know about LMS with 21 CFR Part 11

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 157: Digging into the Corporate Social Mind

Connection Cafe

Today’s episode features Derrick Feldmann, a speaker, researcher, and author of a new book, The Corporate Social Mind , which introduces a new cultural and strategic approach to social issue engagement by companies. Listen in to hear Derrick talk to Rachel Hutchisson about what prompted him to write his latest book, what surprises Derrick discovered in his own research, and what his golden principles are and how they can help the social good community.

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Do’s and Don’ts of Email Marketing During a Crisis

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit email marketing during a crisis can be a tough task. It becomes a crazy balancing act. Should we send more emails? Should we make it less? It’s hard to tell what the right answer is during such strange times. . We’re making history and living through a crisis. Right now, your email subscribers are being flooded with COVID-19 updates, and they’re probably sick of hearing about “unprecedented times.”

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How to Use Mail Merge to Create Custom Membership Cards

Wild Apricot

Need to easily create and print membership cards for your members? Here's how to do it using Microsoft Word's mail merge feature

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How Water.org Adapted Their Social Media Content Strategy in Response to COVID-19

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Moree Lambeth , Senior Content Creator at Water.org. The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed the way organizations execute their social media plans. Posting without a mindfulness of the trending topics and conversations can cause organizations to appear insensitive and tone-deaf. The current social media environment has caused non-profit marketers to re-evaluate their content aware of the acute conversations being had on every channel, at a global level.

The Magical Nonprofit Financial Ratio Matrix

Blue Fox

download the full matrix How Do Your Financials Measure Up? Dust off those financial statements and put them to work! Our team at Blue Fox created this Magical Ratio Matrix to help your organization measure its financial health against industry standards. So, how do you measure up? What are the red flags for each ratio? Is your organization in a healthy, sustainable position? BUT FIRST! Before you start your calculations, make sure your financial data is current.

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Make a Refreshing Jump Back into Business with Your Own Drinks Van

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Make a Refreshing Jump Back into Business with Your Own Drinks Van! As the economy is slowly creeping back to normality , many people have found themselves with a freshly charged desire to do something new and explore more interesting ways to expand their income potential. And there’s a good reason for that – one silver lining in the massive recent cloud that was the Coronavirus pandemic is that there is now a lot of opportunity for starting various types of businesses.

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Elevating Community Impact Through Healthcare Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are seeing the importance of evolution from hospital care to healthcare to health in order to meet the needs of the community. Simply, healthcare’s emerging mission is less about building hospitals to treat illness and injury and more about elevating the health status of individuals and communities. As the organization shifts to a more community, value-based module, the foundation will need to shift as well.

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3 Tips to Write an Effective Nonprofit Business Plan

NonProfit Hub

“The way we run nonprofits is actually undermining the causes we love and our profound yearning to change the world.”. These words belong to Dan Pallotta, an American entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist, who, in his Ted Talk, reiterates that a nonprofit should be run like a business. According to Pallotta, philanthropy is a market and it is the business of ‘encouraging love’ and ‘increasing awareness.’

How Your Nonprofit Can Succeed with Cause Marketing

Wild Apricot

Wondering how your nonprofit can use cause marketing? Here's everything you need to know about partnering with a business for mutual profit. cause marketing Non-profits

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How Nonprofits Can Track Google Grant Conversions in Google Analytics

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. The Google Grant gives nonprofits $10,000/month to spend on ads in Google Search. But as part of this award, nonprofits are required to set up and maintain conversion tracking on their website.

A Complete Guide to Learning Management System (LMS) - Overview (2020) - Gyrus

Gyrus

In current times, where the business environment is experiencing disruptions at a pace never seen before, companies are facing an urgent need to ensure that their employees can upgrade their skill-levels in time to be able to retain their market competitiveness. With the growing size of organizations, and with their branching-out into different locations, there is an urgent need being felt for a virtual platform over which training of employees could be conducted in a centralized manner

Your Organizations Technology Needs Are Changing - How to Adapt

Blue Fox

Tech Thoughts From Our CEO, Chantal When I started Blue Fox, I was delighted at the prospect of working from home and running a virtual, tech-based company. My list of pros was something like this: - Yoga pants - No high heels on the daily - Unfettered access to the fridge - A schedule that works for me - Yoga pants But I never imagined that one of the benefits of running a firm like Blue Fox would be that our services would remain operational during a pandemic.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 155: How Branding has Changed in the Nonprofit Sector

Connection Cafe

What does branding mean for nonprofit organizations, and how has it evolved to now require a comprehensive digital strategy? Joining the podcast today is Farra Trompeter, chief growth officer of Big Duck and the co-author of an article about branding in the Blackbaud Institute’s new 2020 npEXPERTS eBook.

Financial Systems Integrations:  It’s less scary than it sounds

NonProfit Hub

Imagine you’re a large, professional organization. You’ve been getting your revenue primarily from memberships, conferences for members, and fundraising ? and you think it’s time to upgrade to a new database system after 20 or so years. . Let’s say the system you decide on is well-known for how it managed members, events, and fundraising. But there’s one glaring problem ? it doesn’t integrate with your organization’s general ledger (GL).

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Nonprofit Financial Planning: How to Create a Blueprint for Sustainability

Wild Apricot

Proper financial planning and establishing sound accounting practices for your nonprofit are key to remaining sustainable. Here's how you can get started

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How Nonprofits Can Use Instagram for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kayla Matthews , writer at ProductivityTheory.com – a blog dedicated to helping others better their productivity. Instagram can be a powerful tool for nonprofits wanting to connect to a broader audience. The social media platform has more than 1 billion users — beating Twitter, Snapchat, and TikTok — and is especially popular among people aged 18-29. The platform, however, is different than Facebook or Twitter.

When And How Frequently Should You Update Your eLearning Content

Gyrus

Several companies have adopted the use of LMS in their organization. Here are some guidelines on how frequently should one update eLearning content in the LMS

Zo maak je vegetarisch eten een makkie

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Zo maak je vegetarisch eten een makkie. Vegetarisch eten klinkt moeilijk, maar dat hoeft het niet te zijn. In dit artikel geven wij en Makkievega.nl je een aantal tips die het je makkelijker maken om over te stappen op een vegetarische levensstijl. Het zou het beste zijn voor de planeet als we allemaal plantaardig zouden eten. De bioindustrie is namelijk één van de meest uitputtende bronnen op aarde. Maar dat is nogal een opgave.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 156: Getting Started with Outcomes Measurement for Foundations

Connection Cafe

Many foundations would like to have a more defined measurement process around their grantmaking but aren’t sure where to start. Today’s episode focuses on that process: how to get started, how to iterate through the process, and how to report on your foundation’s accomplishments. In an excerpt from a Blackbaud webinar, you’ll hear from Veronica Dickson of the FMH Foundation and Jessica Tudyk of the Mary E.

What we are called to do now

Museum 2.0

This post by Jackie Peterson was so impactful I asked to repost if from her blog : I’ve been thinking about what to say, where to start. So many more folks in the world have said things more poignantly and eloquently than I ever could. Like most Black folks, I’m exhausted. The last time I was on an airplane was for a family memorial service. Every one of my joyful plans (family vacations, birthday celebrations, professional conferences) has been cancelled, postponed or moved to a virtual meeting.