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Social Media as User Research: Crowdtesting Your Nonprofit’s Best Messaging

Connection Cafe

Author’s Note: Recently, we used paid social ads to help a global nonprofit, Humanity & Inclusion , gain insights into their target audience. You can read the full Humanity & Inclusion case study here.

Choose the Best Magento Agency for your Business

Byte Technology

To have an excellent retail outlet when opening a brick-and-mortar shop, you will require building planners and architects. Magento is the architect of your online store. This is because it is scalable, solid, and robust.

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The Anatomy of a Great Donation Page

NonProfit Hub

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofits are relying more and more on their website to communicate with constituents and solicit much-needed donations. With continued restrictions on in-person events, having a well-designed donation page is essential for fundraising.

8 Types of Annoying Board Members

Wild Apricot

Nonprofits are a magical place filled with super passionate, hardworking, and extremely motivated individuals. I've had many opportunities to work with some of these fantastic people and it's been an absolute pleasure. But, sometimes when you get a. organizational-management

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 184: Running a Successful Giving Day

Connection Cafe

For a number of years now, more organizations have been running their own giving days as part of their regular giving and fundraising programs. But how do you make sure your giving day is successful and engaging as many supporters as you can?

Donor Perspective: Leveraging Charity Navigator to Benchmark deserving nonprofits

Charity Navigator

This is a follow up to the blog posted on December 8, 2020: " Donor Perspective: Leveraging Charity Navigator to find and support deserving nonprofits.” Charity Navigator has played an important role in my philanthropic planning -- my wife and I use their ratings to surface fiscally responsible and effective charities for consideration.

Today’s Talk with Clover Frederick

NonProfit Hub

This week, we had a great time talking to Clover Frederick, a fundraising and marketing consultant for nonprofits. She offers helpful wisdom for the year ahead. Last year, most organizations had to put their plans on hold and make a lot of changes.

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How to Use Asset-Framing to Strengthen Nonprofit Work

Blue Avocado

In The Antidote, a new documentary created in response to growing divisions of our times, award-winning filmmakers John Hoffman and Kahane Cooperman tell the stories of nine ordinary people using “kindness, decency, and the power of community” to find solutions.

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Avalara: Your Trusted Advisor in Nonprofit Tax Compliance

Blue Fox

The core of Blue Fox’s philosophy is the synergy between technology and humanity – that’s why our tagline is Agile Accounting for Impact.

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How to Plan Virtual Fundraising Events

NTEN

The COVID-19 pandemic forced nonprofits to shift long-planned fundraising events online. But while many nonprofits have deep experience with in-person events, even they quickly learned that virtual events come with unique challenges and considerations.

20+ Nonprofit Tools You Need to Get Your New Nonprofit Up and Running

Get Fully Funded

Building an organization from the ground up is a challenge, but with the right nonprofit tools, the heavy lifting gets easier. There are SO MANY nonprofit tools out there, all promising to make your work easier as you grow your new nonprofit. The key is to find the right tool for the right task. .

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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Create Highly Engaging Nonprofit Videos

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Doug Scott , Founder & CEO of Tectonic Video. Cost: Free. Engagement is the key to effective nonprofit videos.

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Nonprofits, Have You Taken The Board Doctor’s Wellness Test?

Blue Fox

We are partnering up with our friend Cathy Allen, The Board Doctor, to share a free Wellness Test for nonprofit board members. Have you ever been at a flea market or street fair and come across the booth run by the local health department?

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Ask Rita: Can Our Paid Employees Also Do Volunteer Work for Us?

Blue Avocado

Dear Rita: We operate a nonprofit housing clinic for homeless persons. The pandemic, along with the holidays, has inspired some of our employees to inquire about doing extra work for us as volunteers. We don’t normally use volunteers.

12+ Nonprofit Software Platforms: Essential Tools for Fundraising

One Cause

The post 12+ Nonprofit Software Platforms: Essential Tools for Fundraising appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post Online Fundraising online fundraising

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Free Membership Management Software

Wild Apricot

Note: This guide was updated to remove membership management software options that are no longer free. The membership organizations I’ve talked to usually began to search for a membership management solution when they reached about 50 members. membership

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Key Takeaways [and Great Resources] From QuickBooks Connect 2020 Conference

Blue Fox

At Blue Fox, we are committed to sharing valuable resources to our friends and clients in the nonprofit, social impact and small business sector. As an Intuit QuickBooks affiliate, we wanted to share some insightful, on-demand educational videos from the 7th annual QuickBooks Connect Conference.

What you need to know about before and after

Hands on Fundraising

Before and after… it’s the line between so much in a story – in all our stories. Think about your own. There are the “before I knew better” stories. The “before I met my partner” stories. The “after the kids were born” stories.

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How Partnerships Help Nonprofits Stand Out in the Race for Funding

Blue Avocado

One strategy that charitable organizations can adopt in the face of rising competition for donations is placing a greater emphasis on innovation through partnerships. Partnerships are an opportunity to step up, tune out the noise, rethink funding priorities, and advance the common good.

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Boosting your visibility and funding by listening to the people you serve

Charity Navigator

People are paying more attention to how nonprofits listen to the people they serve. Leading foundations increasingly value nonprofits that have strong feedback practices. They want to support organizations that actively solicit—and act on—feedback.

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12 Questions to Ask Before Re-Opening Your Nonprofit's Office

Wild Apricot

As countries begin to ease restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you might be thinking about how you’re going to safely re-open your physical office. But the world has changed dramatically over the past year, with millions. organizational-management

We must all think about sunsetting, not just foundations

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. A couple of things before we start. If you can spare it, here are some places to donate. nonprofit leadership philanthropy succession planning sunsetting

Hybrid and Virtual Galas: Everything You Need to Know

Handbid

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined the nonprofit fundraising landscape. Classic events such as marathons and social gatherings have been replaced with virtual alternatives.

New York Nonprofit Employees Get Additional Paid Sick and Safe Leave Rights, Part 1

Blue Avocado

New York State’s Paid Sick/Safe Leave Law (“NYSPSSL”) took effect on September 30, 2020.

February Update: Building Relationships

Wild Apricot

The theme for February is building relationships, whether it’s with your nonprofit board or members. With the next product release, you can show your members appreciation by offering them free products in your online store. We've also added more. wild-apricot-updates

How to Download High Quality Photos from Instagram

Find the free stuff

Instagram is the biggest image-sharing platform, and the new content is uploaded every second globally. Moreover, there are so many pictures and videos that some accounts don’t need to produce their own content.

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“Membership can either define you or just make you crazy.”

Joy of Membership

There was one sentence that Sheila Johnston from the California Pharmacists Association said in our conversation for this week’s podcast episode that really jumped out at me, “Membership is such a beast and it could really either define you or just make you crazy, right?”.

What's Their Secret? How to Raise More Through Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Elevation

Peer-to-peer fundraising is one of the most powerful ways that your organization can extend its reach and earn more money with less effort. Fundraising & Donations

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The Nonprofit Common Data Model as an Equity Tool

NTEN

We don’t have a common language for collaboration between large software developers selling and donating their platforms to nonprofits. Enter the Nonprofit Common Data Model (CDM) , originally stewarded by Microsoft as a founding creator and ongoing community sponsor.

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Talking About the Road to Nonprofit Abundance

Social Velocity

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past couple of months doing interviews and podcasts related to my book, Reinventing Social Change , and I have so enjoyed the conversations, that I wanted to share some of them with you.

Building Donor Relationships With Direct Mail In A Digital World

Kindful

There was a time not too long ago when digital channels like email, social media, and text messaging were seen as complementary to direct mail: the cornerstone of any robust donor communications strategy. Unfortunately, direct mail seems to have fallen out of favor with nonprofit communicators.

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How to accept bitcoin and other crypto donations

Whole Whale

The price of Bitcoin crossed the $50,000 milestone in February and total cryptocurrencies climb to historical levels in 2021 crossing $1.5 trillion in market cap. This rapid growth also means there will be a quickly minted generation of millionaires that may start considering philanthropy.

5 Hacks to Write Academic Papers Faster

Find the free stuff

A student’s life is a crucial step toward adulthood. You learn how to balance your social and academic life; you discover finance and time management. Dealing with academic papers gives you the opportunity to master writing and critical thinking.

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25 Virtual Fundraising Ideas | Reach Donors in COVID-19 & Beyond

One Cause

The post 25 Virtual Fundraising Ideas | Reach Donors in COVID-19 & Beyond appeared first on OneCause. Blog Post donor engagement virtual fundraising

What Makes Gyrus One of the Popular Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

Learn the basics about learning management systems (LMS) that are uniquely designed to manage the delivery of educational content with Gyrus

New York Nonprofit Employees Get Additional Paid Sick and Safe Leave Rights, Part 2

Blue Avocado

New York State’s Paid Sick/Safe Leave Law (“NYSPSSL”) took effect on September 30, 2020.

Providing education for incarcerated students

M+R

When we started working with Vera in 2017 to expand access to postsecondary education in prison, we worked out a five-year timeline.