Sat.Sep 26, 2020 - Fri.Oct 02, 2020

Best Practices for Virtual Foundation Board Meetings

Connection Cafe

The idea of virtual board meetings has been around since conference calls first began. However , these often were only as a last resort and gave way to board retreat weekends filled with activities, catered meals and a focus on community building.

Everything you Need to Know About Virtual Sponsorship for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Wondering how sponsorships work now that we've all made the shift to virtual events? Here's everything you need to know about virtual sponsorships for nonprofits + 20 great sponsorship ideas

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6 Practical Tips for Promoting Your #GivingTuesday Campaign on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kristina Brunnler , Marketing Manager at MobileCause. In 2019, more than 20 billion social media impressions were made on #GivingTuesday.

5 Ways to Incorporate Data and Automation into Your Marketing Strategy

NonProfit Hub

Information is important in any field. Nonprofit organizations are no exception. The data utilized by the nonprofit sector can be used for an effective marketing strategy when handled properly.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 164: Board Strategy During a Crisis

Connection Cafe

During a crisis, you need strategies that will help your organization cope with the situation effectively and come through on the other side. Knowing how to work with your board in these situations can help you continue to fulfill your mission.

How to Set Up a Free Church Database Template Quickly and Easily

Wild Apricot

Wondering how to save time and money when it comes to managing your church? Here's how our free church database template can help and how to set one up quickly and easily

7 Ways Nonprofits Can Automate Donor Retention

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Christy Smaglio , Instructional Writer at Donor Perfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Donor retention is a crucial aspect of a productive fundraising strategy.

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A Guide to bbcon 2020 for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Though we’re disappointed to not be exploring Seattle with all of our awesome Arts and Cultural friends, we are super excited for our first-ever virtual bbcon 2020 ! Next week’s content will bring up new ideas, new faces, and fresh inspiration to take back to your organization.

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The Ultimate Guide To Creating Nonprofit Annual Reports

Wild Apricot

Getting started with a nonprofit annual report for the first time, or just want a refresher? Simplify the process with this ultimate guide full of expert advice and examples

[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Use Crowdfunding to Raise More Money

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: GoFundMe Charity. Cost: Free. GoFundMe Charity will discuss how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign, share their experience in peer-to-peer fundraising, and discuss current fundraising trends in the nonprofit sector.

Leveraging LMS for preparing your workforce for the new normal in this pandemic


Training is essential in helping employees adjust to their new normal. Here’s how an LMS can help prepare your workforce to deal with the COVID pandemic

How to Add Guaranteed Revenue to Your Online Donation Page

Connection Cafe

Digital transformation is changing the game for nonprofit organizations. According to the 2019 Blackbaud Luminate Online Benchmark Report , total online transaction revenue increased by 3.11% overall, and by 6.79% for hospitals and hospital foundations.

September Update: New Features to Fall For

Wild Apricot

It’s hard to believe that autumn is here! This month, you can find several new updates from Product and Support to help your organization better engage members. You can also find upcoming webinars, more content, and peek into The Amazing REFERRAL Race launch on October 1st

A Guide to Outsourcing for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

A Guide to Outsourcing for Nonprofit Organizations. Are you struggling to find the right people to help you grow your Nonprofit? Check out a couple of reasons to consider when outsourcing talent for your NGO.

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Inspiring Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How Benchmarking and Analytics Can Inform Fundraising Strategies

Connection Cafe

bbcon 2020 is just around the corner, and I’m excited to be presenting on the critical role of benchmarking and analytics in shaping your fundraising strategy.

The Six Best Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations. So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions.

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How To Achieve High Performance Using An Eight-Step Approach

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“Higher performance comes from doing many things well—but some of those things are not in your power to change,” says author Marc Effron. Therefore, he recommends in his book, 8 Steps to High Performance , that you focus on what you can change and ignore the rest.

Words To Lead By

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Words to lead by : "It's amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - President Harry S. Truman. Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it." - President Dwight D. Eisenhower. "I

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Six Essential Steps For Strategic Planning

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Awhile back, I shared highlights from the useful book, First-Time Leader , by George Bradt and Gillian Davis. Here's one more gem from the book -- the authors' recommendations for a six-step strategic planning process : Set an aspirational destination (derived from the mission and vision).

Words To Live By

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's leadership thought is John Wesley's Rule : Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as you ever can. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

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How To Recruit Rockstars

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Ninety percent of business problems are actually recruiting problems in disguise," declares Jeff Hyman , author of the book, Recruit Rockstars: The 10 Step Playbook To Find The Winners And Ignite Your Business.