October, 2020

Confessions of a Nonprofit Database Administrator, Part II

Connection Cafe

Hi again, it’s me, your friendly neighborhood DBA. Back with another round of confessions. I hope y’all enjoyed my first – ever blog post ! That was such an AMAZING feeling writing that. A nd even more amazing seeing all your comments and support for it!

42 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2020

Wild Apricot

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

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[FREE WEBINAR] 4 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Classy. Cost: Free. Each year, Classy announces fundraising trends to look out for in the coming year, but unforeseen events and variables in 2020 made predicting this year’s trends, without a doubt, the most difficult yet.

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Why the Most Advanced Disaster Relief Software Saves You Time & Money


Visionlink announces new disaster relief and disaster operations modules, and now all listed on one page to share with your staff and stakeholders. See the list now: [link] Saving Time and Money Like No Other We license differently — once a user is licensed, they can use any module at any time.

4 Best Professional Development Practices for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit organizations are often pressed to do more with less. Your staff is expected to be more efficient, your organization more productive, and your mission more manageable all while your piggy bank is light.

The Woman Behind the Blue Fox Logo: An Interview with Juhli Greene

Blue Fox

The f amous art director Paul Rand said, “ Design is the silent am bassador of your b rand. ” In my opinion, no truer words c ould des cribe the art of branding. A log o is a window into the values, traits and personality of a company. Get it right and your lo g o ( a.

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How Social Good Organizations Can Boost Voter Engagement in the U.S.

Connection Cafe

The election is getting close and a whopping 40 million Americans have already voted early in person or by a mail.

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6 Tips on How to Use Social Media to Acquire New Donor Prospects

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA , founder of Development Consulting Services , which serves both fundraising professionals and executive directors new to fundraising, wanting to excel in their fundraising role, or advance in their career.

Attracting P2P Fundraisers: 5 Tips to Boost Your Results

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Attracting P2P Fundraisers: 5 Tips to Boost Your Results. P2P fundraising is an effective way to raise money and strengthen relationships, but it must start with a solid team of volunteers! Learn more with our tips.

8 Essential Nonprofit Tools to Get You off the Ground

NonProfit Hub

So, you’re starting a nonprofit, that’s great! The world needs people like you. Your next step is choosing specific software tools that can help you get it off the ground.

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A Few Thoughts From Our CEO, Chantal

Blue Fox

On: Doing the Best we Can in the Moment Last week I had the privilege to speak to nonprofiteers all over the country at Nonprofit Hub's Cause Camp 2020. After I acknowledged that 2020 is basically a dumpster fire, I took an informal poll of the audience to see how everyone was feeling.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 166: Planning for a Capital Campaign

Connection Cafe

Capital campaigns. Maybe you’re in one. Maybe you’re thinking about one. Maybe you’re wrapping one up now. Maybe you have one in the past that you’d like to forget about. Either way, they are important.

Everything you Need to Know About Virtual Sponsorship for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Wondering how sponsorships work now that we've all made the shift to virtual events? Here's everything you need to know about virtual sponsorships for nonprofits + 20 great sponsorship ideas

6 Reasons Why People Do Not Donate Money to Charity

Nonprofit Tech for Good

15,285 people worldwide participated in the survey for the 2020 Global Trends in Giving Report. Of those, 1,817 responded that they had not donated money to charity within the last 12 months.

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4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Online Giving Process. Your? ?online? online? ?giving? giving? ?process? process? ?can? can? ?make? make? ?or? break? ?your? your? ?fundraising? fundraising? ?efforts—especially? efforts—especially? ?during? during? ?a? global? ?pandemic.? pandemic.? ?Read? Read? ?on?

How to Write for SEO and Rank on Google

NonProfit Hub

Getting noticed is a challenge. . The internet is a busy, crowded place, buzzing with almost 2 billion websites and millions of brands competing for attention. Rising above the clutter and online noise requires a little strategy. . Thankfully, that strategy doesn’t require a rocket scientist.

Nonprofit Resource Round-up: All About Fundraising

Blue Fox

How to Prepare for a Digital Giving Season 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.

Building a Complete Virtual Auction Toolkit: 5 Essentials

Connection Cafe

As we round out a whirlwind of a year and look ahead to the year-end giving season, it’s a good idea to take stock of the tools you’re working with.

8 GivingTuesday Email Examples that Inspire and Convert

Wild Apricot

GivingTuesday is coming up on December 1, 2020. Get ready to make this your most successful year yet by following best practices from these GivingTuesday email campaigns

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Automate Donor Retention

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Smaglio , Instructional Writer at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Donor retention is a crucial aspect of a productive fundraising strategy.

How Successful Nonprofits Fundraise when Starting and Growing

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How Successful Nonprofits Fundraise when Starting and Growing. Tags : Fundraising. In this video, Amber Melanie Smith goes into how successful nonprofits fundraise when they’re growing or when they’re just getting started.

How to Find a Volunteer SEO Specialist for Your Nonprofit’s Website

NonProfit Hub

Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO, helps increase traffic to your nonprofit’s website. By using the right SEO techniques your website will rise in search engine rankings and receive more traffic. However, drawing an audience to your website is only half the battle.

Simple Ways To Reduce Virtual Fatigue for Nonprofit Leaders

Beth Kanter

Introduction to the series from Computer and Text Neck Stretching Exercises by Desk Yogi. Since the pandemic started and the shift to all virtual, I have found myself sitting in front of a screen for longer stretches.

3 Crucial Steps for Completing the Fundraising Cycle

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit fundraising connoisseur, you are in charge of ensuring your organization raises enough funds to successfully support its cause. Your organization helps create social good, meaning the work you do is important for your community and for the world at large. .

4 Crucial Tips for Improving Your Association’s Website

Wild Apricot

Your association’s website is the main touchpoint for members and prospects. Make sure it’s providing the right experience with these easy-to-implement strategies

4 Simple Steps to Take Now to Prepare for Your 2021 Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katie Casillas , director of marketing at GolfStatus.org , an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers.

Nonprofit Board Best Practices – Lessons From the 2020 BoardAssist Board Summit


We learned a lot at the recent BoardAssist Nonprofit Board Summit on how to be an outstanding board member. Our amazing panelists, some of New York’s most prominent nonprofit and corporate board members, had lots of practical and actionable advice for those of us who want to truly #bethechange.

4 Unique Ways to Create a Successful Fundraising Campaign

NonProfit Hub

In 2020, the fundraising landscape has been both unconventional and challenging for many nonprofit professionals. As we move forward from crisis-focused activities, there are opportunities to hone your strategy and plan for the future. If you’re revisiting your fundraising approach, you may want to draw on some more creative tactics to reach the top of your fundraising game. To execute an effective fundraising campaign, you should: Remember the middle donor. . Seek corporate sponsorships.

Everything about a Learning Management System


A Learning Management system is no more a luxury but a necessity for a successful organization. With an increasing need to train and develop employees, organizations are continuously looking for ways to deliver training efficiently. With an LMS, effective training is now possible

3 Ideas to Unleash the Hidden Potential in Your Database

Connection Cafe

Amid the impact of the pandemic, most nonprofits are re-evaluating many of their fundraising strategies. This is especially true of healthcare organizations as their revenue is being impacted by both the disruption of service lines and possible cancellation of signature events.

Don't Write Another Year-End Giving Letter Without These 5 Tips (+Template)

Wild Apricot

Get ready for year-end giving season and craft the perfect communications using these tips, letter template, and examples

5 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Scot Chisholm , CEO and Co-founder of Classy ––a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. The entire social sector learned a valuable lesson in 2020: even the most rigorous planning can’t insulate us from the need to be flexible and adapt to the changing world around us.

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5 Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

5 Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for in 2021. The world is moving at a rapid pace and we need to keep up. Do you know what sustainability trends you should look out for? Check out these 5 tips. As with any other type of business, a nonprofit organization is subject to trends within that sector.

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Today’s Talk with Amy Einstein

NonProfit Hub

In this week’s talk, Randy sits down with Amy Eisenstein, an expert fundraising consultant. As a development professional, Amy is passionate about empowering nonprofits. Today, Amy and Randy discuss fundraising during a pandemic. Things have been hard.

Gemini 2 Review

Find the free stuff

Let me introduce you to Gemini 2, a duplicate finding tool for Mac. It is going to be in the form of a review, discussing the pros and cons associated with Gemini 2. Keeps reading to learn more about this tool. Gemini 2 is one of the file duplicate finders in the market. Just like.

Cloud Integration Solutions – What’s the Deal?

Connection Cafe

As social good organizations continue to hurl through the twenty-first century , they are managing more and more (and more) data than ever before.

5 Things to Consider When Naming Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Does your nonprofit's name reflect your mission? In this post, we go over everything you need to consider when coming up with a name for a new nonprofit or renaming an existing one