November, 2020

How to Target and Recruit Volunteers through Social Media Best?


Evermore nonprofit organizations rely on the commitment of diligent volunteers to function and accomplish aims. But sometimes it’s a challenging task to find, contact, and engage potential contributors, isn’t it so?

Your 3 Week GivingTuesday Checklist

Connection Cafe

It’s hard to believe that we are now just three weeks away from GivingTuesday! While 2020 has been quite the year, and your organization’s annual fundraising strategy may look very different now than it did on January 1, one thing is certain: people still want to have an impact.


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The Top 4 Most Effective Fundraising Appeal Envelopes

NonProfit Hub

If your donors don’t open your fundraising appeal letter it doesn’t even matter what’s inside it. It doesn’t matter how compelling the ask is, how great you told the story, or even how you made the donor the hero of that story.

38 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2020

Wild Apricot

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

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How to Create a Fairly Meaningful Budget for 2021

Blue Fox

Sometimes budgets can feel like necessary evils instead of tools (how we think of them). Even scarier is creating a budget for 2021 after 2020’s dumpster fire of a year. Everything is uncertain. So, how can you plan for the future?

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When and How to Follow Up With Giving Tuesday Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stephanie Kanak , Content Strategist at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Did you know that 63% of Giving Tuesday donors only give on Giving Tuesday ?

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Honoring Our Veterans


Visionlink joins with Americans nationwide to honor our military servicemembers, their families, and our nation's veterans today, November 11th. We ask of these good people their willingness to offer the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We do not take that request, or their offer, lightly.

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Insights That Will Drive Your Year-End Giving

NonProfit Hub

Want something to distract you from election woes? We’ve got some good news for you. Things are looking up for your year-end giving plans. Here’s what you need to know to create your giving plan masterpiece as 2020 finally comes to an end. Donors, Donations, and Drives.

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40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2020

Wild Apricot

Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars. As we get closer to the new year, it's time for nonprofits to take all we learned in 2020 and start planning for a successful 2021. This month, nonprofit experts are offering. organizational-management

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Founder's Note: Introducing Blue Fox's First Client Case Study [It's Truly Inspiring]

Blue Fox

Meet One of The Most High-Functioning, Financially Sustainable Nonprofit Organizations We Know: STARability Foundation read the full case study Page 5 is a must read!

5 Online Strategies to Encourage Recurring Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Lindsey Himphill , Digital Marketing Strategist at MobileCause – a nonprofit technology company that pioneered text-to-donate and also offers an extensive suite of online, mobile, and event fundraising solutions.

5 top employee skills organizations will look for in 2021


Organizations today need personnel with new-age skills as the operating dynamics for businesses across all industry sectors undergo a paradigm shift. Read the blog to know about some must-have skills for employees for the future

Why Today’s Nonprofits Need Effective Board Management Tools

Connection Cafe

Have you ever wondered why board management is crucial to any organizational structure? The clear-cut answer is that board members play a vital role in the success of the organization.

Event Formats in 2020 and Beyond

NonProfit Hub

If you’re a nonprofit leader, 2020 has likely put a wrench in your usual event planning strategy. With a global pandemic keeping most of us indoors, hosting a traditional in-person event is not the best idea.

How to Create a Member Referral Program that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

The most effective way to get new members is by asking your current members to refer a friend. Here's how to take advantage of this by setting up a member referral program

Crazed & Confused Over PPP? You’re Not Alone

Blue Fox

As if this year hasn’t been crazy enough, navigating through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is also an eyebrow raiser. The big question lately is when to submit the loan forgiveness forms (3508, 3508EZ, and 3508S)?

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[FREE WEBINAR] Online Fundraising Compliance: How to Stay Compliant While Building Trust and Increasing Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Sharon Cody , Partnership Manager at Harbor Compliance. Cost: Free. Your website and social media channels are remarkable tools that provide boundless opportunities to reach new donors to fuel your mission.

LMS and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE)


Technology has changed the mode of delivery of education or skill training drastically. Especially in the current times of COVID-19 pandemic, companies are looking at the use of Learning Management Systems to aid their Training and Development (T&D) activities

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 170: Belonging at Work

Connection Cafe

We are more connected than ever, but loneliness continues to increase. The concept of belonging is important not just in our personal lives, but also at work. Belonging in the workplace has real impacts on employee well-being, retention and business results.

How to Boost Online Donor Retention

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit’s donor retention rate is the percentage of donors who give from year to year, or over any other specific time period. It’s probably one of the most critical metrics you should be studying in 2021. .

How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible and a template to help you get started

Looking to Increase Giving This Year?

Blue Fox

Remind Donors of the CARES Act Tax Deductions for Charitable Giving Giving season is upon us, and nonprofits and social impact organizations have been running lean and nimble amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

How To Recruit New Members for Your Association on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Written by Findjoo , this is the second post in a series of three about best practices in digital marketing and fundraising for membership organizations and associations. Post #1: 12 Features Membership Organizations & Associations Should Look for in a CRM.

COVID-19 and the nonprofit response: Social enterprise?

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Eric Salazar Spring 2020 Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

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3 Major Higher Ed Takeaways from bbcon 2020 Virtual

Connection Cafe

We recently wrapped up our first fully virtual and truly global conference,? bbcon 2020. This year, we welcomed a record-breaking 38,000+ registrants from 70 countries?and and we’re proud to say higher ed?was was the largest group?in in attendance. O ver 6,000 professionals?representing?departments

Today’s Talk with Bill Stephan

NonProfit Hub

This week, we sat down with Bill Stephan. Bill is the executive director and chief artistic officer of the Lied Center for Performing Arts, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

How to Combine Giving Tuesday with a Matching Fund Campaign

Wild Apricot

Amplify your fundraising efforts on Giving Tuesday by organizing a matching fund campaign. In this post, we discuss how to combine the two for maximum impact

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Centering Community (NOTES from my VEX talk)

Museum 2.0

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking for the VEX conference. After so much deconstruction in the field this year, I wanted to focus on how we could collectively build something better after all this mess. Before thinking about our future, I’d advocate that we should frame the future as the “after” rather than back to normal. Our previous situation might have been a certain normal, but for many people this normal was precarity and uncertainty.

Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits is a blog and webinar series offered by Nonprofit Tech for Good. Those who register and attend all three webinars in the series will earn a “Certificate of Completion” in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good.

10 Ways To Convert The HEIC to JPG

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Have you tried opening a HEIC image on a device, and it proved abortive because of compatibility? Well, compatibility should no longer be an issue with the tools listed below to help you in image conversion. What is HEIC?

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 172: Federal Data Privacy Legislation

Connection Cafe

With only a little more than a month left for the the 116 th U.S. Congress, there is still federal data privacy legislation pending that could affect social good organizations. So, what’s included in those bills and how exactly might your organization be affected if they are passed?

Today’s Talk with Jared Fenton

NonProfit Hub

This week, we sat down with Jared Fenton. Jared is the president and founder of the Reflect Organization. Reflect is a national mental wellness nonprofit. Their core mission is to help college and university students care for their own mental health, as well as their peers’. .

Public Relations for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know

Wild Apricot

Looking to dive into the world of public relations for your nonprofit? We cover everything you need to know about how to develop a PR strategy, pitch to the media, broaden your reach and much more

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What now?

Museum 2.0

When my father was born, he wasn’t a human. It was the last days of the British empire and his family lived on land they’d been on since 1500 BCE. He was not really a citizen of anything. He was a colonial subject, less than on his own land. To put it in context, my daughter just turned 11.

Graphic Designers for Hire for the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

As the shift to digital marketing and fundraising continues to rapidly increase in the nonprofit sector, it is inevitable that your nonprofit will need to invest in professional graphic design.

Top 10 Best MAC Video Player (Compatible with Big Sur)

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Which is the video player you use to play your videos? Is it reliable enough? There are many video players in the market that you can use to enhance your entertainment experience. As a macOS user, you need to find an ideal video player that will enhance your entertainment experience.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 171: Last Minute Tips for GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

GivingTuesday is less than two weeks away – but there’s no need to panic. We brought in Blackbaud fundraising expert Tanya Fitzgerald to talk about those last-minute things you can do to be successful, whether you’ve been planning for some time or are just pulling something together now.