May, 2021

Finding Stability in the ContinuousNext

.orgSource

Remember the good old days? Once every three years, you gathered the board and staff in a conference room with baked goods, a lot of caffeine, and a facilitator. They produced what was euphemistically called a strategic plan. Often this document had more in common with a laundry list than strategy.

9 Ways to Use Text Messaging for Your Virtual Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Text messaging remains a surefire way to get more eyes on your communications. In fact, over 95% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of delivery.

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Are you getting the most out of your retention data?

Association Analytics

If you’re responsible for member retention, you have your renewal rate committed to memory, right? You are most likely doing everything you should -- calculating your retention rate on a regular basis, being consistent in your retention formula and sharing results with key stakeholders.

Tag, You're It! Taking Your Digital Transformation To The Next Level

Association TV

We’ve come to the end of this series, where I slowly but surely, give you tools and insights that you can implement to bring your association into the future. But, since it’s been a while, I’ll sum up the major points.

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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.

How Regtech is Helping the Mortgage Industry Grow

360 Factors

Regtech is helping financial institutions to improve operations, enhance risk mitigation, and manage compliance better and faster than it was previously possible with legacy tools.

What’s New in WordPress: Top Plug-ins for 2021

Byte Technology

The latest version of WordPress is out and like previous WordPress releases, the newest version includes a variety of Block Editors. These new options improve the editing experience for you. Ideally, you will have already updated your website and have the Gutenberg plugin installed.

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2 Email Templates to Soft Launch Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Audrey Phillips , a customer success manager at Classy – a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.

Don't Let Association Data Myths Hold Back Your Analytics

Association Analytics

The three most common myths that hold associations back from getting started on their analytics journey are data cleanliness, data governance and data strategy. Most think that these steps must come before data analysis, when, in fact, they can be developed together, step-by-step.

Content is King: Key Steps to Creating an Engaging Content Calendar

Association TV

When deciding to incorporate video into your content strategy, most associations approach the idea with a departmental and transactional mindset: Member services needs a member testimonial for a new product offering. Events needs a sizzle reel for the annual conference.

Drummond Community Bank Selects 360factors’ Predict360 Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management Solutions

360 Factors

-->. Drummond Community Bank Selects 360factors’ Predict360 Enterprise Risk and Compliance Management Solutions. Press Release. Home / Press Releases / Drummond Community Bank Selects 360factors’. AUSTIN, TX | May 25, 2021 – 360factors, Inc.

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.

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.

A Publishing Strategy Makes Content Magic

.orgSource

What magic will– Define your association as the go-to source for education and career development? Engage members to click, like, share, download, purchase, and participate? Generate revenue, increase recognition, and build reputation? It’s a tall order, but no wands or capes are involved.

Top 10 Job Websites for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the nonprofit sector. Millions lost their jobs, but a rebound is in the works and those workers who “ sheltered in job ” while they waited out the pandemic, are now considering looking for new employment.

What You Really Need When Changing Your AMS

Association Analytics

When moving homes, you get rid of things you no longer need. When changing your AMS, you should also take time to determine what you really need to bring or else you could find yourself drowning in an unnecessary pile of (data) boxes.

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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.

What Are Natural Language Queries and Featured Snippets and Why Do They Matter?

The MatrixFiles

When it comes to search engine optimization there’s one very important thing to always keep in mind: Google doesn’t like cute, Google likes clarity. .

How Technology Enhances Document and Policy Management

360 Factors

The documents, policies, and records a business keeps are vital to managing its risk and compliance strategy. These are an excellent way to establish operational boundaries and communicate them to employees.

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How to Use Event Crowdfunding for Audience Engagement

Cadmium CD

Written by Olivia Ryan. Crowdfunding is an excellent way to raise money for a goal fast, but in order to be effective, you need to engage your audience. The best way to do this is to organize events that engage the people and builds on their desire to put money towards your idea.

Maximize the Marriage of Marketing and Technology by Understanding Trends

.orgSource

When marketing got hitched to technology and changed its name to MarTech, their relationship caught fire. That marriage is making an indelible impact on the way associations operate and their ability to engage with members.

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The real reasons many organizations are still unable to diversify their board, staff, fundraising committees, etc.

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, sorry this post is a day late (my laptop updated at the most inconvenient time last night and. Board Relations Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion board of directors diversity nonprofit boards white moderates

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A Tribute To Simone Joyaux

Bloomerang

Tenacious, Intelligent, Resourceful, Passionate, Insightful, Caring, Determined, and Fun are among the hundreds of words used to describe my friend and mentor, Simone Joyaux, since her passing last week.

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Why Digital Accessibility Matters for Nonprofits

TechSoup

What is digital accessibility and why is it important to nonprofit organizations and their communities? This post will explore the importance of accessibility in web and other digital communications as it relates to a nonprofit's ability to serve beneficiaries and to communicate with donors.

RCSA for Enterprise Risk Management Automation

360 Factors

RCSA (Risk Control Self-Assessment) reports are essential for controlling and reducing risks in the enterprise, but they can be difficult to administer and report on.

Cadmium names Jim Obsitnik as CEO and Mike Dunn as CFO after a Record Year of Growth

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Send Culture to the Door When Trouble Comes to Call

.orgSource

I frequently write the words digital and success in the same sentence. Technology is important. A weak infrastructure at the beginning of 2020 meant it was a very hard year. As much as I value electronic connectivity, culture or the human side of business will always be the imperative.

Where are the 2019 (and 2020) 990s? On filling the gaps in Candid’s grants data

Candid

People often ask us, “When will the [year just passed] 990s be available?” Because of the way Form 990 deadlines work, the answer is complicated. There’s no universal date for filing 990s; instead, the end of an organization’s fiscal year determines when its 990 is due at the IRS.

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Accessibility on Social Media

M+R

Read time: 6 minutes. In our ongoing work to assess and improve our practices, M+R has been digging into a more comprehensive approach to developing ethical creative. .

The Core of Any Good Nonprofit Story – Struggle and Overcoming

Bloomerang

Imagine a story where someone was born, everything went perfectly from beginning to end, and then the story was over. Where is the intrigue? Where is the interest? Where is the excitement? Where is the lesson learned? Where is the transformation?

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Reducing Effort & Increasing Visibility in Compliance: 3 Must-Have Technology Capabilities

360 Factors

Reducing Effort & Increasing Visibility in Compliance: 3 Must-Have Technology Capabilities. Complimentary E-Guide. Download E-Guide. Please fill out the form to download the E-Guide. By clicking ‘SUBMIT’ you agree to our Privacy Policy.

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Are you Covid stressed?

Hands on Fundraising

Am I losing it or am I Covid stressed? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, as I fight to remember simple things and stumble over my words. Am I Covid stressed – or something worse? After reading a few articles, Dr. Google says stress. And I bet you’re feeling it, too. But why? […].

Advice for progressive billionaires who want to make the world better

Nonprofit AF

Over the weekend I listened to this episode of The Ethical Rainmaker, where my friend (and fellow co-chair of Community-Centric. leadership nonprofit field Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion billionaires taxes

How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

Get Fully Funded

If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook gives volunteers the information they need about the organization and its mission, and answers any common questions they may have.

[WEBINAR] How to Build An Online Community With Social Media In Uncertain Times

CauseVox

Learn how to adjust your social media marketing strategy for your nonprofit after a tumultuous year! The COVID-19 pandemic, a polarizing political climate, and overwhelming calls for racial justice have upended the entire nonprofit landscape. It is no longer business as usual.

The Busy Fundraisers Guide to Picking a Nonprofit Email Provider

Bloomerang

Picking a great nonprofit email provider is a lot like buying a house, just nowhere near as expensive! But think about it…. the decision to buy is a big one. moving in is a lot of work. you make it great by what you fill it with, be it laughter or great design . …it

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Rising to the Challenges of Compliance Management in 2021

360 Factors

When it comes to regulatory and governance challenges, financial services brands all over the world are under pressure to boost enforcement while effectively managing reputation. This pressure comes not just from regulators, but also from consumers and the general public.