March, 2020

Facebook Ad Strategy for Non-Profits & Charities: 9 Things to Understand and Test

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. Jean is also a freelance consultant who works on digital strategy, marketing and design for non-profits.

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Remote Work for Associations: 5 Real-World Techniques and Tips

Gravitate

Gravitate Solutions has actively supported teleworking /remote work for our whole team from our founding in 2007. 85% of our people are located at one of our two office locations (Alexandria, VA and Springfield, MO) but we also have individual employees working in 6 states and 3 countries.

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15 Nonprofit Website Best Practices You Need to Know in 2020

Wild Apricot

Whether you're looking to refresh your nonprofit's website or create a new one from scratch, be sure to follow the latest best practices in nonprofit website design for 2020

Nonprofit Resource Round-up: All About Raising Money

Blue Fox

Our Favorite Resources for Nonprofit Fundraisers Ahhh, fundraising. Is it an art or a science? What’s more important: relationships or branding? Are you following the 80/20 rule? How is your nonprofit adapting to digital fundraising platforms?

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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.

COVID-19 Response Guide for Public Health Officials

VisionLink

Available Now: covid-local.org Visionlink's data science partner, Talus Analytics, has been working with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Bio team, the Center for Global Development, and the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security to create an authoritative guide for COVID-19 response.

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What You Can Learn from 6 *Brilliant* Nonprofit Marketing Campaigns of 2019

Elevation

We’re sharing a retrospective of some of our favorite marketing ideas for nonprofits from 2019 (plus a sneak peak at an amazing example of digital marketing for nonprofits from this year!).

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Gravitate Solutions Announces Partnership with Americaneagle.com

Gravitate

Gravitate Solutions is pleased to announce a partnership with Americaneagle.com, an industry leader in professional website design and development.

49 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2020

Wild Apricot

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

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How Donorbox powers these nonprofits’ fundraising

Socialbrite

Post by Lylene Corado. Donorbox. N onprofits today have a variety of options when it comes to online fundraising. More than 30,000 organizations from 25 countries now use Donorbox’s fundraising software.

Help Colorado Now - Visionlink Tech Helps Fight COVID-19

VisionLink

Deployed by the State of Colorado, a new site for volunteers and donors is engaging helpful people across the state--by the thousands--who are heeding the Governor's call to volunteer and donate. You can join them here. Or catch up on the announcement from the Governor, and stories in the press.

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.

8 Awesome Nonprofit CRM Options for Your Organization [UPDATED 2020]

Elevation

Your organization should be using a CRM, or Customer Relationship Manager, to simplify some of the administrative demands. With a large number of people in your network, you can’t get by without a way to keep track of all of them.

What Are Gaming Fundraisers and How Can They Raise Donations for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kayla Matthews , writer at ProductivityTheory.com and journalist dedicated to helping others better their productivity.

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The Foundation of a Good Implementation is Accounting…

Gravitate

I’ve had the good fortune to work on a variety of AMS implementation projects over my 19 plus years in the association industry. They always include a core of critical features, like customer management, membership management, and engagement tracking (events, marketing, committees, etc.).

48 Nonprofit Twitter Experts Who Tweet Great Advice

Wild Apricot

If you’re looking for nonprofit Twitter tips, here is a list of forty-eight nonprofit experts on Twitter categorized by business area (events, volunteering, marketing, and more

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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.

LMS Support: Top questions you’re not asking your LMS vendors — but should

Blue Sky eLearn

If you’re in the market for an LMS, you’re probably waist deep in the search process and dreaming of the light at the end of the tunnel. There are many important factors to consider when narrowing down the list of hundreds of vendors to your top three or four possible solutions.

COVID-19 Infection & Quarantine Tracker

VisionLink

Community Infection & Quarantine Tracker Available Now Visionlink announces the COVID-19 Infection and Quarantine Tracker for 2-1-1s, I&R Centers, Aging Agencies, Crisis Lines and Disaster Agencies.

6 Nonprofit Storytelling Tips to Multiply the Impact of Your Charitable Marketing Strategy

Elevation

Why are stories so powerful? Humans have been telling stories for much longer than we have been writing them down. We are hardwired not only to tell our own stories, but also to be drawn to the stories of others.

Planning a Golf Fundraiser in Uncertain Times: Technology Offers Time Savings & Flexibility

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katie Casillas , director of marketing at GolfStatus.org , an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers. The challenges fundraisers face in the months ahead present a complicated outlook—especially for those with budgets that rely heavily on event revenue. Will venues be open?

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Gravitate Co-Founders Featured in “Associations 4.0” book

Gravitate

Meg and Tim Ward, co-founders of Gravitate Solutions, share insights on innovation, organizational culture and navigating the digital marketplace in Association 4.0 —An An Entrepreneurial Approach to Risk, Courage and Transformation.

How to Create a Crisis Communications Plan for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

When a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic strikes, is your nonprofit ready with a well thought out communications plan? Here's how to put one together

Everyone should get to play in the (Salesforce) sandbox

Nimble AMS

Don’t get caught without a full sandbox for your Salesforce-based AMS. Your Salesforce-based association management software system should include a full sandbox. Here’s why. Considering an association management software (AMS) system built on Salesforce ? Congratulations!

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10 Reasons to Outsource Your Nonprofit Accounting

Blue Fox

Click here for a high-resolution printable info-graphic (below)! ​Nonprofit organizations are famous for running lean when it comes to budget. But gone are the days of sacrificing service quality for cost. Here’s the secret (and it’s not so secret anymore). It’s outsourcing.

A Comprehensive Guide to the Google Ad Grant

Elevation

Have you ever wondered how nonprofits have been able to launch successful campaigns via Google Ads when many operate with limited budgets? It's all thanks to the Google Ad Grant program, a program from Google that offers $10,000 a month in ad credits to eligible nonprofit organizations.

5 Ways to Use Your Smartphone for Social Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kaley Aposporos , Content Writer at GoFundMe Charity. As a nonprofit, there are certain ways you can encourage your donors to use their phones for good. With these methods, your nonprofit can advocate for general philanthropy and altruism.

COVID-19 - Handbid is Here for You!

Handbid

Thank you so much for entrusting your mission-critical fundraising events to Handbid. We take this responsibility very seriously, ensuring we deliver on our promise to you every day. News Covid-19

How to Celebrate National Volunteer Month in 2020

Wild Apricot

April is National Volunteer Month, but how do we celebrate amidst the COVID-19 crisis? Here are some ideas

4 helpful tips for communication during a health crisis

Nimble AMS

What to do in uncertain times when communication is key. While you hoped that you would never have to experience a crisis impacting your association, here you are. Every day brings more uncertainty with the spread of Coronavirus, and your association has a need to expand your communication.

Nonprofit Resource Round-up: All About Raising Money

Blue Fox

Our Favorite Resources for Nonprofit Fundraisers Ahhh, fundraising. Is it an art or a science? What’s more important: relationships or branding? Are you following the 80/20 rule? How is your nonprofit adapting to digital fundraising platforms?

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5 LMS Implementation Lessons from an Onboarding Manager

Blue Sky eLearn

Congratulations! You have decided to implement a L earning M anagement S ystem (LMS) , you’ve secured a budget from your board and you have a few fellow colleagues that have agreed to help you on this mission. Your members have been asking for more content, and now you have a way to deliver it!

5 Reasons Your Board Should Switch to Google Drive

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Annisa Wanat , an independent consultant who works to strengthen the capacity of mission-driven organizations to achieve their goals more strategically by providing customized solutions in leadership, management, and communications.

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Five P2P Campaign Ideas To Bring In Funds Now

Handbid

The devastating effects of COVID-19 have been overwhelming lately and it’s hard to know if there is an end in sight. Families and communities are suffering and the economic fallout has been particularly difficult on the nonprofit industry.

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7 Tips on Staying Sane When You’re Working From Home

Wild Apricot

Working from home sounds great in theory, but it comes with its own challenges, especially when we're all dealing with a global pandemic. Here are some tips on how to make the most of it and stay sane in the process

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5 things your association can automate right now

Nimble AMS

It’s time to embrace automation. Here’s how you can start today. Get ready to work more efficiently and have more time to deliver a great member experience. The idea of “automation” can seem a bit scary.

What are the eLearning Trends of 2020?

Gyrus

We have concluded e-learning trends of 2020 that are going to redefine the industry standards. Technologies like AR/VR/MR, and AI, will soon be used to their full potential