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5 Steps to Prepare for a Successful Nonprofit Website Redesign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You’ve been put in charge of leading the revamp of your organization’s website. A website build or redesign has technical but also design and execution aspects. You’ll need to understand both elements and how they work together, for a successful end product.

In the Midst of Uncertainty, Expect These Trends to Rise

.orgSource

Dust off the crystal ball, slosh the tea leaves, and toss the I Ching. It’s that time of year when the pundits make predictions about what’s in store for the next 12 months.

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Top 10 Reasons to Have a Strategic Marketing Plan

Byte Technology

It’s the end of the year. If you are a small business, you’ve no doubt completed your annual budget and hopefully your business plan for the new year. The natural next step is a marketing plan, right?

10 Simple Strategies for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Get Fully Funded

With Giving Tuesday in the rear view, it’s tempting to forgo a year-end giving campaign and coast to the end of the year, catching up on work and enjoying the holidays. But don’t! This is NOT the time to take your foot off the gas!

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.

How to Build Platforms that Our Movements Can Own

Non Profit Quarterly

Nonprofits and technology often don’t mix. The nonprofit landscape is littered with abandoned grant-funded and poorly maintained tech projects. It isn’t because nonprofits are fundamentally inept with technology, however.

Salesforce or Microsoft: What’s the right CRM platform for your association management software?

Nimble AMS

More associations are moving to CRM platform-based AMS systems. . Here’s why this approach is important and what you should know about choosing the right solution for your association.

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It’s Not Too Late: 3 Strategic Year-End Fundraising Tips

Bloomerang

Did you know that nearly one-third of individual fundraising happens during the month of December and 12% of giving happens in the last week of the calendar year ? . You don’t want to blow this opportunity to raise what will likely be a significant amount of your nonprofit’s yearly revenue!

Remote Technology in the Pandemic: Rebalancing Toward Equity and Access

Non Profit Quarterly

We like to think that most nonprofits are concerned about their reach toward individuals who might struggle to connect with their offerings, at least in the best of times.

Make Every Fundraising Day Count in December

NonProfit PRO

December is not the time to pull back your energy and efforts. Most people are in the spirit of giving now and you need to tap their brief feeling for total success to occur. Fundraiser Education Fundraiser education fundraising Year-End Giving

Responding to Quad State Tornadoes

VisionLink

Like many of you, we watched with great sadness as the tornadoes wrecked havoc over the weekend across the Midwest. These unprecedented storms seem to becoming more and more common.

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.

[VIDEO] 3 Steps To Closing $10K+ Gifts By December 31

Bloomerang

Julie Ordoñez will outline a proven strategy, messaging and action steps you can implement right away to close major gifts faster, ethically. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Julie, I got 3:00 Eastern, is it okay if I go ahead and get things kicked off officially? Julie: Let’s do it.

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How to Create Donation Forms That Convert: 5 Tips

Qgiv

Your nonprofit’s donation forms are the most important tools you have. There are all kinds of ways to build appeals, create new events, and launch creative marketing campaigns , but each of those strategies requires a solid donation form.

Why Protecting Donor Data Is No Longer Optional

NonProfit PRO

Data gets compromised and put at risk of being stolen or misused, including by nonprofits who haven't invested in cybersecurity. In short, we've reached a moment where the privacy lights are blinking red, and nonprofits must invest in cybersecurity.

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What's New at TechSoup

TechSoup

As we head toward the new year, we wanted to highlight some of the great new offerings that TechSoup has made available to our nonprofit community this year.

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.

7 Reasons To Try A Virtual Nonprofit Focus Group

Bloomerang

Ease of organization, larger participant pools and technological advances have helped the virtual nonprofit focus group overtake its traditional format. It may lack the coffee and cookies, but it has many other reasons to dominate the field of supporter feedback.

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How To Create an Effective Donor Stewardship Program in 8 Simple Steps

Wild Apricot

As a fundraiser, you likely spend much of your time promoting your cause, organizing campaigns, and soliciting new gifts. But what happens after a gift has been made? Is the work over? Far from it. This is where donor stewardship begins. Ideally, you’ll. fundraising

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 58: Why Video Is Vital to Nonprofit Storytelling

NonProfit PRO

Host Mark Becker is joined by Joel Resnik, chief revenue officer at Gather Voices, in this episode of The NonProfit Voice Tech Series where they examine the power of video to tell your nonprofit's story, and even how beneficiaries and supporters can assist these efforts through user-generated content. Video

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How Big Brothers Big Sisters Used Eventzee to Host a Virtual Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser

Qgiv

Is your nonprofit interested in hosting a hybrid or virtual scavenger hunt fundraiser? Looking for tools to make your fundraising event a success? That’s what Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass did when hosting their hybrid scavenger hunt event.

How to Tell Non-Profit Stories With Emotions and Details

The Storytelling Non-profit

I continue to evolve my thinking about how to tell non-profit stories. This is natural in any line of work, but in non-profit storytelling I find that it mostly impacts my process for writing and telling stories.

The big question your donors want you to answer: WHY

Hands on Fundraising

Why should I give you money? Why should I care about your work? Why will this matter to someone? Too often, we focus on HOW We love to talk about how we do the work. All the cool ways we accomplish great things. A new process. A unique way of tackling a problem. All […].

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A Guide to Having a Board Recruitment Strategy

NonProfit PRO

Board recruitment is important as you must find leaders who have the right perspectives that align with your organizational strategies, goals and needs. It is not about recruiting one person. It is about building a diverse group over time that can take your organization to the next level. Board

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Qgiv Wins Two Globees® in the 13th Annual 2021 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards

Qgiv

We’re excited to share that Qgiv has been named a Gold winner for “Customer Service Department of the Year” and Bronze winner for “Best Technology to Combat and Reduce the Impacts of COVID-19” in the 13th Annual 2021 Golden Bridge Business and Innovation Awards !

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What’s A Good New Donor Acquisition Rate?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on what would be considered a good new donor acquisition rate.

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Solving Business Problems with Root Cause Analysis

sgEngage

Did you ever wonder why…. Your solution to a business problem didn’t work? Something you thought you fixed keeps having errors? You feel like you’re solving the same problem over and over again? These are frustrating situations.

Have You Created a Toxic Environment at Your Nonprofit?

NonProfit PRO

There is a major nonprofit that — I know if you heard its name, you would, by all accounts, say, “Wow, what a great organization that is doing such amazing work.” But, internally, the nonprofit has a leadership mess and toxic environment. Major Gifts

Get That “Warm Glow” Through Tribute Donations (aka the perfect last-minute holiday gift!)

Charity Navigator

Finding meaningful holiday gifts is often challenging. What do you get your loved one that seemingly has it all or never tells you what they want? In this blog, I discuss the idea of donating in honor of a loved one.

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Developing The Creative Skills That Will Help You Become A Great Nonprofit Storyteller

Bloomerang

In part two of this series on the skills you need to be a great nonprofit storyteller, I talk about how to engage your audience emotionally through creative storytelling. You can read part one here.

Cloud for Good Partners with the Community College of Rhode Island to Create Salesforce Apprenticeship Program

Cloud 4 Good

December 15, 2021 [Asheville, NC] – Cloud for Good, a consulting firm delivering Salesforce solutions to higher education and nonprofit clients, has announced the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) as their latest partner in the Talent for Good apprenticeship program.

What Today’s Nonprofit Needs in a Leader

NonProfit PRO

Today's nonprofit leaders can no longer rely on a fixed set of circumstances, which means the world changes — sometimes dramatically — from day to day. Executive Issues

Best Fundraising Software: 17 Popular Platforms for 2022

Salsa

Whether your organization is large or small, there is a fundraising software package that can help you communicate with and process donations from all your existing donors and future supporters. Fundraising Top Posts

A Place to Call Home: DuPage PADS on a Mission to End Homelessness

Charity Navigator

In our Giving Season blog series highlighting nonprofits across the U.S.,

Top Silent Auction Rules for Your Nonprofit’s Next Event

Handbid

Picture this: You’re hosting a silent auction. Everything is running smoothly. That is, everything was running smoothly. until you let guests know they have ten minutes left to bid. Soon after, one guest approaches your team and asks to remove their bid on a high-value item. What do you do?

[ASK AN EXPERT] Will Grant Funders Give To You If You Have Too Much Individual Funding?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity.

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Happy Holidays from the.orgSource Team

.orgSource

Thanks and best wishes to our friends and clients. I hope the season brings holiday magic and a break from your professional responsibilities to enjoy other activities that enrich your life. Taking time to recharge is a gift to yourself that makes a difference for everyone.

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