April, 2021

Strategy and Preparation Boost Your E-Learning IQ

.orgSource

Investing in a learning management system is no longer a choice. An LMS is much more than an enhancement to your website. It is essential equipment in a business environment that is challenging organizations to provide smarter, faster, and more engaging solutions for their customers than ever before.

10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the seventh 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!

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The Rising Need of Automation in Risk and Compliance Management

360 Factors

Businesses are seeking more efficient and effective solutions for managing risk and compliance. This need is driven by several factors, but the two main reasons are increased government oversight and market competition.

The Value of Knowing Your Website’s Conversion Rate

Byte Technology

Website Conversions. When you are in the process of growing your online business, there are essential metrics you will need to track to ensure that your business is expanding. One of those crucial metrics is your website’s conversions.

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.

Top 10 Tips for Matchmaking and Networking at Your Event

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. Matchmaking is a hot topic right now in the events industry, and it can help your exhibitors make even better connections with attendees. What is matchmaking? It’s a personalized experience for both attendees and exhibitors.

Does your thank you letter really matter?

Hands on Fundraising

Your thank you letter matters. I recently saw an opinion that I couldn’t disagree with more. I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like this: Donors should be happy with whatever thank you letter they get. Worrying about a real signature or other things is a sign of donor dominance.

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Must-Read Digital Marketing & Fundraising Reports for Nonprofits Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The reports listed below offer much-needed data to help your nonprofit, NGO, or charity craft your 2021-22 digital marketing and fundraising strategy. If you would like to suggest a specific report be added to the list, please contact Heather Mansfield or post a link in the comment section below.

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Communication Challenges in Risk and Compliance Management

360 Factors

Many organizations find that when they audit a risk or compliance issue to discover the root cause, the main issue is often found that the right information was not communicated to all the involved parties.

Communicating member value: Features vs.?benefits

Nimble AMS

“I don’t need to increase retention rates or recruit new members.” – said no association professional ever. Most association are focused on improving member retention and increasing membership , even when membership times are good.

5-Minute Social Icebreakers for Digital Events

Cadmium CD

Kim , conference wellness warrior and attendee engager, recently shared a roundup of the best icebreakers for digital events. She says that great icebreakers create virtual wellness experiences that build camaraderie.

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.

What community-centered fundraising means to me

Hands on Fundraising

Fundraising builds communities. Those communities might be based in a particular geographic area. Or they might encompass the world, but a specific interest. But the goal is the same: find the people who care a lot about the mission. Fundraising is an important way to build community.

Be the Voice Your Members Want to Hear—A Content Strategy Makes It Happen

.orgSource

Siloed organizations used to be hard to manage; today, they are a real business liability. Success in the digital marketplace depends on a holistic approach—this is a mantra that I can’t repeat frequently enough. Systems, teams, and departments must all be directed toward common goals.

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3 Smart Branding Strategies for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Beth Singer , Principal at Beth Singer Design, LLC – a design and communications firm specializing in nonprofit organizations to help them fundraise, educate, and promote membership and events through design solutions.

The Lack of Risk Performance Metrics Impedes Banks

360 Factors

When faced with a challenge, it is important to first ensure that appropriate research is conducted and that decision-makers are provided with sufficient information for corrective action.

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.

[VIDEO] How to Tap Into Gen Y & Z Donors

Bloomerang

Dominique Calixte will equip you with the knowledge and resources to include Millennials and Gen Z in your fundraising strategy successfully. Full Transcript: Steven: Okay, Dom. I got 3:00 Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get this party started officially?

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Racialized and marginalized people are exhausted. We need a break from talking and thinking about inequity and injustice all the time.

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, the weather is finally nice in Seattle, so I want to finish this blog post quickly and take. Personal Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion diversity equity inclusion nonprofit racialized and marginalized

Fundraisers: use stories, not statistics

Hands on Fundraising

The human mind is a wanderer by nature. The daydream is the mind’s default state. Jonathan Gottschall What do you like to read? I read a scary book recently. Dystopic, feminist, infuriating. And compelling. Gather the Daughters, by Jennie Melamed) But it did what I look to fiction to do.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur and Why You Should Want to

.orgSource

My fascination with technology began when I realized it would help me become better at something I love—dealing with challenging problems. Originally,orgSource was focused on software and hardware solutions.

[FREE WEBINAR] Steward Corporate Partners Like A Boss!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Accelerist. Cost: Free. Your nonprofit just scored that dream partner you worked so hard to prospect and now have big plans in the works, but how do you ensure a prosperous and collaborative relationship?

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Identify Critical Gaps in Your Risk and Controls While Fast Tracking Risk Management

360 Factors

Identify Critical Gaps in Your Risk and Controls While Fast Tracking Risk Management with 360factors and Crowe, LLP: ABA Endorsed Solution Providers. Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM Central Time. Complimentary Webinar. Register Today. Register for this Complimentary Webinar from 360factors.

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TikTok for Nonprofits: The Beginner’s Guide

Wild Apricot

First launched in 2017 as a short-form video sharing app used mostly by teens, TikTok has exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people look for entertainment and connection during long periods of lockdown, the hilarity, quirkiness. marketing

Nonprofit Strategic Communication: Internal Branding and Messaging

Bloomerang

If you are working to master the messaging of your mission to share with the public, start by looking within. Sounds very spiritual doesn’t it? But really, good nonprofit strategic communication begins within an organization before ever setting out to share with everyone else. .

The philanthropic response to the rise in Asian hate

Candid

On March 16, 2021, eight people were murdered in Atlanta. Six were Asian women: Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, Yong Ae Yue, Xiaojie Tan, and Daoyou Feng.

Don’t Wait Until You’re Swamped in Negative Numbers to Call a Consultant

.orgSource

The conference ROI slowly rose like a gator lifting its head from the swamp of negative numbers. But membership dues, product sales, and web analytics are sinking deeper into quicksand. Even facing a dismal scenario like this, the decision to call for outside expertise can be difficult.

8 Best Practices for Fall 2021 Golf Fundraisers

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By GolfStatus.org – an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers. While social distancing restrictions are beginning to loosen, large fundraising events like galas and auctions are likely still on pause for the rest of the year.

The Critical Role Risk Libraries Play in Risk Management Successes

360 Factors

The role that risk libraries play in risk management is foundational to managing and optimizing risk successfully. There is a lot of discussion on how risk teams works to manage risks effectively and how organizational strategy sets risk appetite.

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NetForum solutions for Hybrid Meetings

Gravitate

As life and business slowly return to normal, many of us are moving from producing entirely virtual conference experiences to hybrid events.

When Looking to Diversify Your Development Office, Widen Your Lens

Bloomerang

Have you noticed that when talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fundraising , the conversation frequently mentions the lack of suitable candidates of color?

8 Practical SEO Tips & Best Practices for Nonprofits | Donorbox

Donorbox

If you’ve read any blog posts on marketing these days, you must have heard about SEO. While it might seem like just another digital marketing buzzword, SEO is a must for almost any organization operating in the modern world, including for nonprofits. So, what is SEO?

4 excuses for not creating a donor newsletter

Hands on Fundraising

You don’t have a donor newsletter? Why not? Starting a new project can be scary, I know. It’s one more thing on the to-do list. But effective donor communications, including a donor newsletter, mean better and longer donor relationships. And that means more funding.

3 Tips to Help Your Nonprofit Steward Corporate Partners

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored Post by: Accelerist , a leader in social impact partnership technology, supporting hundreds of brands and charitable organizations in finding and growing their partnerships with each other. May 18 Webinar: Steward Corporate Partners Like a Boss.

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Evolving Regulatory Change Management Mindsets for 2021

360 Factors

All the actions, planning, strategy, and work that organizations have been doing to manage regulatory changes is critical, but it is important to remember where it all comes from. A business will only be able to take the right action and make the right decision if it has the right mindset.

Three Updates to the ACCME Disclosure Process That All Medical Education Planners Should Know

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Project Manager, George Heitzmann.

How Do You Hone Your Nonprofit’s Major Donor Portfolio?

Bloomerang

In “ Who Gets to Be in Your Nonprofit’s Major Donor Portfolio ” we looked at how to qualify a major donor prospect to be in your portfolio. Today we’ll look at how you’ll allocate your limited time among all these qualified prospects.

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