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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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.

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.

Association Tech: Video is No Longer an Option

Association TV

Recently, our colleagues at Ricochet published a study that they conducted about the New Association Tech Ecosystem. We were thrilled to be part of this study, which looked at how the technology options for associations have grown exponentially in recent years.

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Four Steps to Align Data with Your Mission and Goals

Association Analytics

Data provides actionable insights and can give associations a navigable path to make better informed business decisions. But you want to make sure those decisions deliver outcomes that support your goals. Business Intelligence” can be a vague and intimidating term depending on your interpretation.

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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.

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.

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

Order Up! Delivering Content Your Audience Actually Wants

Association TV

Let’s start this off with an analogy (we know you love those). A customer orders a pepperoni pizza. Instead of pepperoni, a Hawaiian pizza shows up at the door. The customer didn’t get what they wanted and now they’re disappointed.

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.

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.

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.

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

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Project Manager, George Heitzmann.

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.

37 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Wild Apricot

I was talking to an administrative coordinator recently who had just started at a small nonprofit in Toronto. Although she loved her new role, she was having some trouble figuring out who to reach out to about some industry questions she had. Since. organizational-management

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Nonprofit Giving Trends and Future Fundraising Strategy

Bloomerang

You may be wondering where to focus your fundraising as we emerge from the fog of 2020 and into, perhaps, a less cloudy future when it comes to nonprofit giving trends. Wonder no more.

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4 Reasons Why Hybrid Fundraising Events Are Here To Stay (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

Kindful

To say that 2020 was a year of change is an understatement. Events are typically near the top of every nonprofit organization’s list of disrupted activities and strategies.

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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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.

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

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Project Manager, George Heitzmann.

What Is the Difference Between a Nonprofit and a Social Enterprise?

TechSoup

Social enterprise is a hot topic generating a lot of buzz but lacking clear definition.

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. .

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.

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.

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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Virtual 2.0: How to Prepare for Your Next Digital Event

Cadmium CD

Case Study provided by Jennifer Kerhin and the Sponsorship Team. Association of American Colleges and Universities: Seamless Integration of Annual Meeting Goals to Virtual Event Platform.

Apply for the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellowship

NTEN

While day-to-day has been moving online for the past decade, the pandemic forced institutions to quickly move all services online. The attempt thrust digital inequity into the public’s awareness.

Strategic Communication: External Nonprofit Communication

Bloomerang

Once you and your team have worked together to fine-tune your internal nonprofit strategic communication initiatives by constructing a mission statement, vision statement, and identifying your core values, you can now start to strategize your external nonprofit communication efforts.

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.

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.

[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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Virtual 2.0: How to Prepare for Your Next Digital Event

Cadmium CD

Case Study provided by Jennifer Kerhin and the Sponsorship Team. Association of American Colleges and Universities: Seamless Integration of Annual Meeting Goals to Virtual Event Platform.

8 Nonprofits Championing Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day

Classy

Environmental sustainability is an ongoing movement, and Earth Day is an excellent reminder of our role. We’re acknowledging eight nonprofits leading the charge with dedicated fundraising campaigns as communities unite to support a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable planet.

Nonprofit Content Creation: Back-To-The Basics of the Writing Process

Bloomerang

The Writing Process. So, you want to write new content; or maybe you need to write new content. You’ve heard how important storytelling is for communicating your mission and message but let’s face it – you haven’t written a story since high-school English class.