May, 2021

From Problem Child to Genius—Energizing Chapters

.orgSource

The smiles are back! Yesterday the CDC announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated need not wear a mask in most circumstances. But wait. The comments on my Facebook page tell an interesting story. Everyone isn’t jumping on Open Table or heading to the movies.

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.

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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.

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. .

Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Is Privacy for Everyone (Including Donors) Dead?

Bloomerang

“I’m increasingly inclined to think that there should be some regulatory oversight, maybe at the national and international level, just to make sure that we don’t do something very foolish. I mean with artificial intelligence we’re summoning the demon.” – Elon Musk.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

3 Reasons to Include Virtual Elements in In-Person Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Sarah Baker , a Digital Fundraising Strategist at MobileCause , where she helps nonprofits accelerate their fundraising and engagement efforts through giving and marketing strategies.

Post-Pandemic: Rebuilding Your Volunteer and Financial Base

Bloomerang

Now as the vaccine rolls out across cities, states, and further afield, we may have that long hoped for normality cresting the horizon. It’s too early to think we are out of the storm completely.

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

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3 Donor Acknowledgement Ideas & Implementation Tips

Get Fully Funded

Today’s article dives into a vital topic for nonprofits – letting your supporters know how much they’ve impacted your cause and how much you appreciate them.

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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. .

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.

The Importance of Following Trends

NonProfit PRO

Several things are certain in 2021 thus far. The year 2020 is behind us and 2021 is transitioning to a new normal. Let us see how this year plays out for the nonprofit sector. Examine where you are so far this year and where you expect to finish in 2021. Focus on what you can control.

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How to Navigate the Post-COVID Novel Nonprofit Economy

Bloomerang

We are witnessing the rise of a new generation of donors and nonprofit employees. Brian Solis , Global Innovation Evangelist and Digital Anthropologist, calls this Generation Novel, or Gen N.

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[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.

What Can Salesforce Do for Education?

Cloud 4 Good

Salesforce technology is the engine of innovation for over 150K companies across industries and sectors. For the education space, specifically, Salesforce has revolutionized the way campuses are connected through their technology.

How to Write an Effective Nonprofit Mission Statement

Get Fully Funded

Whether your nonprofit is an enterprise-level organization or a team of one , your mission statement serves as the heart of both your cause and your fundraising strategy.

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25 Online Fundraising Ideas Perfect for Any Cause (Social Distancing Approved!)

Wild Apricot

Wondering how to raise funds now that we can’t leave our houses? You’re not alone. COVID-19 has completely changed the landscape of fundraising, and the foolproof methods nonprofit professionals have always relied on are now out of the. fundraising

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