Sat.Jun 10, 2017 - Fri.Jun 16, 2017

Four Tips to Help Nonprofit Marketing Departments Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Today’s nonprofit marketers must be experts in learning how to shift their organizational culture towards a culture of philanthropy.

WordPress 4.8: What’s New and Notable in the Latest Release

Byte Technology

Back in May we gave readers a sneak peek, thanks to WP Beginner editorial staff, of what was coming down the line with WordPress 4.8.

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Powerful, Targeted Facebook Ad Integration Now Available on EveryAction


Businesses and organizations are increasingly finding new ways to engage supporters on Facebook, and one key way is through the use of targeted advertising through Facebook Ads Manager. For nonprofits, Facebook Ads are a precise, cost-effective way to raise more money, sign up more supporters, and communicate a message to a specific audience.

How to Use Slack for Nonprofits

NonProfit Hub

I sit on a couple of different boards for nonprofits and I’ve learned that sometimes, organizations run into snags. And often, these snags come from communication mishaps…” who was supposed to do what and when were they supposed to do it?”.

5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits to Boost Followers and Engagement

Connection Cafe

At the Lupus Foundation of America , we’ve been active on Instagram since 2013, though until recently, it was not a central part of our organization’s social media strategy. By mid-2016 however, Instagram’s growth in popularity was having upside effects that we couldn’t ignore.

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Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, “ Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits ” and was kind enough to share an advanced copy.

10 Random, but Interesting Stats About Online Donors Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The inaugural edition of the Global Trends in Giving Report will be released on September 4,2017. The report is groundbreaking in that it is the only annual research project dedicated to studying how and why donors worldwide give to their favorite causes and charitable organizations.

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Monthly Giving: 4 Ways to Improve Donor Retention and Recruit Sustainers

Connection Cafe

In the second installment of the Blackbaud Institute’s Sustainers in Focus series —research-backed best practices for marketing, promoting, soliciting, and fulfilling a sustained giving program— Best Practice # 1 was to ask new donors to give on a monthly basis.

24 Things I Wish I Knew Before Entering the Nonprofit World

Wild Apricot

I asked Shawna, and a dozen other seasoned nonprofit pros what they wish they knew before signing on to work for a nonprofit. Here are the 22 things that they hammered home. working-at-a-nonprofit

Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits

John Haydon

It goes without saying that storytelling is integral to connecting with supporters. In an age of constant distraction, storytelling hooks people in. It gets their attention and drives action.

Nonprofit Job Boards: 5 Ways to Get More From Your Listing

NonProfit Hub

There are a plethora of nonprofit job boards, each bursting at the seams with vibrant opportunities for nonprofit professionals. At the same time, more candidates than you could count are competing for the best positions, each hoping to land in a role that’s compatible and challenging.

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Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

In my last blog, I talked about how the audit is often viewed as a chore. I introduced the idea of taking a step back—way back—and starting with a partnership with Program in which Finance brings our expertise in targeting risks and measuring performance and compliance.

4 Key Ways For Board Members To Lead Fundraising

Wild Apricot

Fundraising success at many nonprofits largely depends on the involvement of board members. In this post, world renowned fundraising expert Larry Johnson reveals the four key ways for board members to lead fundraising. Larry-Johnson philanthropy board-members fundraise Fundraising

Moving to the Cloud? Keep These 8 Security Tips in Mind

Tech Soup Blog

Cloud-based applications and services are super convenient. After all, they let you work from practically anywhere using almost any device, and they make it easy to collaborate with coworkers.

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Boost Your Fundraising Potential with Team Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

Online fundraising is one of the most effective, low-cost ways to raise funds for your organization. Online fundraising tools can elevate your fundraising goals, since donors can give at anytime, anywhere, with a mobile device.

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How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent In Your Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

49 Popular Nonprofit Software Tools That Save Time and Money

Wild Apricot

Like any company, your nonprofit needs software to increase productivity. Here are 49 of the most popular nonprofit software tools perfect for that. technology nonprofit-software

How Nonprofits Can Improve Their Email Deliverability

Tech Soup Blog

A recent study published in May 2017 by digital tool provider EveryAction reported that over 18 percent of nonprofit fundraising emails ended up in junk folders in 2016.

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3 Nonprofit Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer (and How to Stand Out From the Crowd)

NonProfit Hub

Summer convention season is just around the corner for nonprofit organizations, a good time for groups of all types to recruit and also promote their message. Conventions are also a great place for nonprofit workers to network and hear about the latest innovations and ideas. Here are three important nonprofit conferences coming up this summer, along with some tips on how your organization can use them to stand out. National Urban League Annual Conference.

The Broader Definition Of Work Ethic

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I really appreciate author Valerie M. Grubb 's broader than typical definition of work ethic for leaders , as she details it in her book, Clash of the Generations. Here is what she says defines work ethic for leaders : Honest.

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To Scale or Not to Scale: What Should Nonprofits Consider Before Deciding to Expand a Program for Greater Impact?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Alisa Partlan Graduate Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. As nonprofit professionals, we all want to impact the greatest possible number with our work. For many, this means expanding programs, or “scaling up.”. Today, there may be no idea with greater currency in the social sector than ‘scaling what works’” (Bradach, 2010, p.

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3 Steps to Building Your Communications Strategy in the Digital Era

Tech Soup Blog

Building a viable communication strategy can be a daunting undertaking. Whether your nonprofit is well-established or just getting started, communication frameworks are rapidly shifting.

Measuring service utilization: What good can come of it?

Vertex Systems

There’s an old saying: “You can’t manage what you can’t measure”. If you aren’t taking the time to measure your service utilization, then you’re not only hampering the quality of services that you provide to individuals, but you’re leaving money on the table as well. Here are three benefits that can arise out of measuring the utilization of your staff. Provide actionable information to DSP’s.

Seven Tough Questions To Ask Your Teams

Eric Jacobsen Blog

High-functioning and effective teams can disagree and still produce excellent products and results. Team members can also disagree and still care about each other. And, they can challenge each other to think differently. Best-selling leadership book authors Scott J.

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5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My conversation with the Albert Einstein Bot.

Pack Your Bags for a Summer Tech Adventure

Tech Soup Blog

Are you in the process of planning your summer holiday? Considering the beach, the mountains, visiting family, or camping? In your planning, you're likely considering a budget and assessing what things you have in the house to take with you, including bathing suits and camping gear.

How To Be An Open Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Open Leadership author Charlene Li reminds leaders to periodically ask themselves these " open leadership skills assessment " questions: Do I seek out and listen to different points of view? Do I make myself available to people at all levels of the organization?

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Leaving Your Legacy

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership thought comes from the new book, Trap Tales , by David M. Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks. True happiness does not come from possessions. It comes from serving others and making meaningful contributions that benefit other people long after we are gone.

Five Tips For Making A Presentation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

There is lots of good advice in Bob Kulhan 's new book, Getting To Yes And , One of my favorites is his tips for making a presentation. Kulhan recommends you follow these five tips : Warm Up. It's not enough to review your notecards and double-check your PowerPoint.