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Thanksgiving Greetings


A friend of mine ordered her turkey from a farm. She wanted to be sure she would have the perfect centerpiece for Thanksgiving. Her request was for a 20 pounder. Unfortunately, all the daintier birds were spoken for. So, she’s getting a 30-pound behemoth. Will it fit in the roaster and the oven?

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How Nonprofits Can Effectively Promote their Online Shop on Instagram and Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Talia Walsh , Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at Heal the Bay – an environmental nonprofit that protects the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles, California. The holiday shopping season is upon us.


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Predictive analytics: the future of member retention for associations

Nimble AMS

The key to successful member retention lies within your member data. . Read on to learn how modern predictive analytics tools can help your association uncover data insights and help you avoid member lapses. .

The Practice of Personal Gratitude in Fundraising

Get Fully Funded

Raising money for your small nonprofit is stressful during the holidays, and practicing personal gratitude can pull you through. There are year-end fundraisers and volunteer appreciation events to attend, donors to thank, holiday cards to get in the mail, and last-minute appeals to send out.

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.

3 tips for incorporating great visuals into your website


Your website’s visual elements define your organization, helping to draw visitors in and explain your nonprofit’s mission before they read a single word.

Virtual Fundraising: 5 Tips for Moving In-Person Auctions Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Bryna Dilman , Director of Marketing at FrontStream , who offers expert tips to nonprofit organizations planning to move their in-person auctions online. .

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3 Ways to Supercharge your Competitive Social Fundraising

One Cause

As we move into the era of mass vaccination and the economy is opening up more and more, it’s time to reflect on the old adage: “Every cloud has a silver lining.”.

Getting Forward To Normal: Understanding What Business Nonprofits Are In

NonProfit PRO

We've seen many organizations that have been challenged by knowing the real nature of their business. Challenges like this stem from thinking the tangible thing we do is more important than the meaning people get from what we do. For nonprofits, this can manifest when we do these three things.

Why You Should Keep Humility At The Core Of Your Nonprofit Messages


As nonprofit professionals, I think it’s important that we take what I call an honest “humility audit” of our intentions when it comes to what we’re sharing with our supporters. . Before I dive in, please know that this blog post isn’t meant to attack anyone! I’m right there with you.

Will a Capital Campaign Cannibalize Your Annual Fundraising?

Wild Apricot

This is a blog post by Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, and Andrea Kihlstedt, co-founders of the Capital Campaign Toolkit. Are you worried that if you ask for big campaign gifts, donors won’t give smaller amounts towards your annual appeals? Having nightmares. fundraising

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.

Creating a World Where Diverse Native American Cultures & Values are Lived, Protected & Respected: The Association on American Indian Affairs

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Doing Everything You Can To Tell Your Donor They Made A Difference

NonProfit PRO

Donors want to know that their giving made a difference. That one question alone captures a huge problem in fundraising – a problem you can address in your major gift program. Donor Relationship Management Major Gifts fundraising Transparency

The Power of Us Hub Has Moved to the Trailblazer Community

Cloud 4 Good

On November 15th, 2021, the Power of Us Hub (Hub) moved over to the Trailblazer community. While it might seem like a bittersweet decision, this migration now allows members to make connections across the entire Salesforce ecosystem and view all the important information in one, centralized location.

A Case for Crowdfunding


Crowdfunding is the simple act of raising money from many people to fund a project, appeal, or cause. It has taken off in recent years thanks in part to the ease of online giving and accessibility of social networks.

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.

[VIDEO] Why You Should Ditch The Way You’ve Been Doing Strategic Planning


Sarah Olivieri will dive into a strategic framework designed to break down your big audacious goals into clear, easy-to-understand components. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Sarah, I got 1:00 Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and get this party started officially? . Sarah: Let’s do it.

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Building a Mission-Driven Board for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Your board is at the root of everything you do – they are true leaders and advisors of your organization, mission and values. But how do they truly become your best advocates? Board Mission-driven Nonprofit board

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Do Nonprofits Pay Taxes? Do Nonprofit Employees Pay Taxes?

Blue Avocado

We often get questions from our readers about whether a nonprofit organization must pay taxes, or whether individuals working at a nonprofit must pay taxes.

14 things in our sector I’m thankful for

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, it’s Thanksgiving this week. I know this holiday is fraught for many people, especially Native colleagues, due to. nonprofit field

[VIDEO] 5 Must-Do’s of Year-End Fundraising Success


Lori L. Jacobwith will show you five powerful and simple “must do’s” to cut through year-end fundraising noise, help increase your Giving Tuesday success, and increase donor retention. Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Lori, I’ve got 4:00 Eastern.

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Harnessing the Spirit of Giving Tuesday Every Day: What Are You Thankful For?

NonProfit PRO

We are blessed to work in a complex profession that collectively strives to promote philanthropy. I hope the spirit of Giving Tuesday resonates each day of the year. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Giving Tuesday Thanksgiving

How To Write The Best Year-End Fundraising Appeal


What Is A Fundraising Appeal? A year-end fundraising appeal is the persuasive content a nonprofit organization uses to ask for financial support for at the end of the year (aka during the height of the giving season).

Know Your Audience: Writing Content That Reaches the Right People


In this blog post, we'll walk through six simple steps to consider when developing a content strategy and calendar at your nonprofit. When people research a cause they are interested in, the two main channels they use are Internet searches and social media.

7 Tips For Planning Remarkably Productive And Effective Board Retreats


At the end of a recent strategic planning retreat, each participant shared brief reflections on the day.

Announcing the 4th Edition of the Nonprofit Trends Report

Saleforce Nonprofit

It was seemingly a year and forever ago when we last wrote about nonprofit trends reports. Back then, we were concerned about heady items like constituent-centric experiences, data-driven culture and strategy, technology for change, and use cases for technology.

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Feeling Thankful at Forum One

Forum One

As we enter Thanksgiving week, I reminisce on what I’m thankful for at Forum One. It’s been over 18 years since I first started at Forum One and I’ve seen the company grow in many ways, including annual revenue, from 20 employees to 140, from one remote employee to over half the company.

Why Donor Testimonials are Important  

NonProfit PRO

Whether you want to call it social proof, a testimonial — it doesn’t really matter. Donor’s love hearing from other donors. It helps give them that "extra" little push or nudge if you will. Here are some ideas to get you started. Donor Relationship Management Donor Donor testimonials

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How To Process Focus Group Feedback In A Way That Gives Your Nonprofit Actionable Insights


Let’s say you’ve taken the important step of hosting a focus group for your nonprofit. You know how important it is to listen to your constituents, supporters, and donors, and you’re excited to dive into the results. But how do you go about analyzing their feedback once you have it? .

Stop setting goals and do something more important first

Charity Village

Every year at this time, my clients tell me about the goals that their companies organizations are working on for the upcoming year and the resolutions that everyone is making. Goals are important.?

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Want to increase online giving? Start with an audit.

Big Duck

The post Want to increase online giving? Start with an audit. appeared first on Big Duck

Setting a Strategy for Year-End Fundraising Success


About. 31% of total annual giving. occurs in December, which makes it essential for your nonprofit organization to optimize its fundraising efforts during this critical time. .

Give Value To Your Members With Association Networking Events

Wild Apricot

One of the best things you can offer to your association members is the opportunity to network. After all, they join your association in order to grow professionally and advance in their careers. What better way to do that than to meet people who work. membership

Actionable Insights Hidden In Your Acquisition Results


When it comes to acquisition, we all know that metrics matter. However, most nonprofits don’t know which metrics to look at —or what to do with that information once they have it. . At the conclusion of every acquisition campaign , you should do a thorough review of the campaign’s results.

Donor Management - The Complete QA Guide for Nonprofits


Relationships are built on trust, and when people trust your message, they’re more likely to engage with your nonprofit. You build trust when people feel a connection to your message, and when they understand the work that you do helps accomplish their own goals.

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How to Include Technology in Your Church


Churches who want to add technology to their services often face objections from long-time church members and leaders. There is a fear that technology makes the church less personal. But technology can help churches reach a larger audience and communicate better with their members.