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One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2019

Connection Cafe

Donor acquisition is all the rage, but did you know nearly 3 out of 4 new donors leave and never come back. I’d stay that’s pretty stinky, wouldn’t you? Blackbaud’s latest Charitable Giving Report sheds light on the importance of donor retention in the nonprofit industry.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Negotiate for More Funding

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofits face unique challenges that for-profit organizations don’t have to grapple with. First, nonprofits have to ask for money from people who don’t directly use their services. Instead of customers, nonprofits rely on donors.

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How to Write a Winning Fundraising Appeal

John Haydon

Writing a fundraising appeal letter can be tricky. It’s not easy to translate the passion you have for your cause into words that produce results. I created my A.P.P.E.A.L.S. Fundraising Writing Framework with you, the busy nonprofit professional, in mind.

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The Social Media for Corporate Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Research has shown there is a large gap in engagement among employees. Around 60% of employees report dissatisfaction about their jobs, particularly in regard to communication issues (about.com/human resources).

Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit

Connection Cafe

We recently held the fifth annual Blackbaud Target Analytics donorCentrics Sustainer Summit, hosted by WGBH in Boston on March 23 and 24, 2019, the question on everyone’s mind was simple: following significant gains in donors in FY2017, were we able to retain these surge donors in FY2018?

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7 Spring Fundraisers to Delight Your Donors

NonProfit Hub

Spring is in full bloom, which means a whole new season of fundraising opportunities are headed your way! By taking advantage of the sunshine, gorgeous weather and plentiful holidays spring has to offer, you can make spring fundraisers the best of the year. Easter Egg Hunt.

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How The #1 Car Club Software Can Make Your Life Easier

Wild Apricot

Car club software can save administrators lots of time while growing their club. Find out how car club management software can save you time and put you back on the road

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 94: Does Your Data Have a Bias Problem?

Connection Cafe

It’s easy to think of data as something that’s entirely neutral, but like most things, data is open to interpretation.

Were We Crazy to Pursue Service Enterprise Certification? Our Rewarding Journey with SEI

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Susan Nusall Director of Volunteers at Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education/Arizona Bar Foundation. What comes to mind when you hear Diagnostic Survey? How about Certification Rubric? It’s possible you may have already stopped reading this blog because they sound like WAY too much to do and you do not really understand the benefits.

Here Are All The Nonprofit Jobs for April 2019 We Could Find

Wild Apricot

Every month, we compile a list of nonprofit jobs within the United States. Whether you’re looking for a career change or looking to enter the nonprofit space, this list is a helpful way to keep track of nonprofit opportunities in your area

USE OUR MULTISITE SEO TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

If you want to create more than one website for your business, you need a powerful marketing tool to help you build your business. Should you already have many separate WordPress sites, you can use our tools to create a marketing network system to expand your business in minutes.

How to Create Better Charts to Show Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

In this post, you’ll learn from my mistakes and create better charts for your audience – to show fundraising results, organization’s impact or benchmarking. Have you seen a chart and asked yourself, “What is this? What am I supposed to learn from this?”. You’re not alone. Are we guilty of creating such charts ourselves? I will let you decide. Here’s a chart from my thesis I created about 15 years ago. Whatttt?????? Here are a few things you should think about while creating charts: Shape.

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How To Find Your Balance Point

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A few years ago, Brian Tracy , along with Christina Stein , published, Find Your Balance Point. The desire for peace of mind and the idea of living a balanced life are central to your happiness and well-being.

How To Use Social Media for Business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

There are several ways that you can use the Miami social media company for your business. Reputation. The first way is to build a credible reputation for your business. This means that you are going to need to know how to connect with the right people.

How Video Conference Helps in Education

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Video Conference is taking over the corporate world and have also delved into the education system.

Guest posting and what it can do for your business

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

We’re all witnessing the modern phenomena of social media in real time. It’s having an effect on the future of business, marketing, communications, and even the political future of entire nations. This is quite a moment in cultural history.

SEO Service In Canada Can Speed Up Your Business Growth

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

There are many different, innovative yet effective ways of creating marketing strategies that are implemented online. Search engine optimization is the most efficient online marketing strategy that can be implemented by small businesses.

Use TIPS When Providing Feedback

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver.

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Highlights From The Book Leadership Conversations

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When I read business books, I turn the corner of every page that has something I really like, want to remember and easily reference in the future. Halfway into the 300-page book, Leadership Conversations , I had turned the corners of nearly every fifth page.

Seven Things Motivated People Do To Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. It's a powerful read that includes counter intuitive advice and cutting-edge best practices for sales prospecting in today's business world.

Leading Versus Managing

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In his book, Getting To "Yes And": The Art of Business Improv , author Bob Kulhan reminds us of the important difference between leadership and management. I'd suggest that the act of managing focuses strictly on strategic thinking at its most practical -- on execution.

How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

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.

Regularly Ask Your Employees These Six Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As explained in John Baldoni 's, book, Lead With Purpose , Marshall Goldsmith suggests all leaders make it a habit to regularly ask their employees these six questions : Where do you think we should be going? Where do you think you and your part of the business should be going?

How To Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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Today's Leadership Quote

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." -- Winston Churchill. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Quotes