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7 Tips on Asking for Donations — It’s Intimidating, We Get It

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to asking for donations, most of us head for the hills. We get it. It’s intimidating to ask other people to part with their hard earned cash. They might ask, “Why?” And we might not have a great answer.

10 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Content Calendar in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Tereza Litsa , Social Media Manager at Lightful , a simple social media management platform for nonprofits. A new year brings new goals and now is the perfect time to plan your social media content calendar for 2019.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 83: How Gen Z is Transforming Social Good

Connection Cafe

Today’s young people know that they can have a hand in shaping a better future and solving the world’s challenges, and they’re embracing their role by engaging in causes and supporting organizations and companies that align with their values.

Fundraise Across Borders with International Giving on EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Many large U.S. based nonprofits working in the areas of international development, refugee services, and environmental conservation, among other sectors, perform a significant amount of work and raise a significant amount of money in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Canada.

10 Power Words Nonprofits Use to Increase Conversions

NonProfit Hub

There are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. That means if you want to stand out, you need to do something different. Sure, you could offer different pricing, features or benefits, but there’s one element you can tweak to increase conversions almost instantly: copywriting.

Why Your Organization Needs a Member Directory

Wild Apricot Blog

Wondering how to keep your members connected? Consider creating a member directory for your organization to facilitate outreach, support your communications, and more

Elevating Employee Voice with Social Fundraising

Connection Cafe

The following article is an excerpt from the “ CSR 2020: Experts Look Ahead “ eBook published by Blackbaud Corporate Solutions. Download it for free now to read more about trends that will affect how companies give back in the near future.

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[PODCAST] What’s Next? with Amy Eisenstein

NonProfit Hub

In this episode of What’s Next? Randy talks with author, speaker, trainer and fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein. They focus primarily on nonprofit capital campaigns and what they might look like in the years to come. Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE is an author, speaker, and trainer and the creator of Mastering Major Gifts, a 7 week online course. Her published books include: Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops, Raising More with Less, and 50 A$ks in 50 Weeks.

Strong Leaders Can Say These Three Statements

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In Brian Tracy 's and Christina Stein 's new book, Find Your Balance Point , they point out the necessity and power of being willing to say these three statements : 1. "

Hyper-Personalization: Using Donor Data to Inspire Loyalty to your Healthcare Foundation

Connection Cafe

As we crawl into a new year, hyper-personalization is a buzzword slowly creeping into the charity lexicon and bound to increase its prominence as the year unfolds.

"We Believe in Everyone’s Right to Choose Services that Most Interest Them"

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Lukas Nava Class 12 Public Ally. When I joined Public Allies Arizona, I was placed at Arizona Foundation for the Handicap, which is a day center for adults with special needs. AFH’s mission is to provide quality individualized services to people with physical or intellectual challenges in the least restrictive environments. AFH partners with other Valley organizations to create more opportunities for our members. We believe in everyone’s right to choose services that most interest them.

How To Explain Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Explain the tactical plan and goals. Answer questions from your team.

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.

10 Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others.

Five Elements Required For Your Goal

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The more specific you can be about your goal, the greater your level of success will be," explain authors Tom Pandola and James W. Bird , in their book, Light A Fire Under Your Business. This is because once we have visualized something that doesn't yet exist, it causes our subconscious mind to make the decisions necessary to make that visualized goal a reality." The authors explain that all goals must have these five elements : Goals must clarify a specific action or outcome.

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Motivation And The Friendship Factor

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Take one hour to read Brian Tracy's pocket-sized guide for managers, Motivation. You'll finish the book within that hour, and it'll be worth your time. You cannot motivate other people," explains Tracy, " but you can remove the obstacles that stop them from motivating themselves. All motivation is self-motivation. As a manager, you can create an environment where this potential for self-motivation is released naturally and spontaneously."

Choose To Live A Life That Matters

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I recommend that all leaders every so often read the What Will Matter poem by Michael Josephson. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of unselfishly serving and leading with character. I've highlighted in bold and in color below my favorite parts of the poem: Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.

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