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5 Tactics for Successful Grant Management in 2024

NonProfit PRO

How can nonprofits ensure they are managing their grant programs effectively? The answer can be found in these five strategies.

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How Nonprofits Can Leverage Organic Social Media to Increase Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Brynne Krispin is a social media strategist for nonprofits and small businesses. Working with NGOs, thought leaders, and policymakers in DC for the last decade, she specializes in getting people to care about complex issues that might otherwise get ignored. Her team at Cause Fokus uses empathy-based marketing to turn passive audiences into loyal advocates.

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Improve your fundraising letters fast

Hands on Fundraising

You can improve your fundraising letter today Here’s what I know about writing good fundraising letters: You can practice and study for years. And still, you feel like you’re only scratching the surface. There’s always something new because we’re always learning something new. So perfection will always be out of reach. But don’t let the […] The post Improve your fundraising letters fast appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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The Moves Management Guide for Nonprofits: 6 Simple Steps + Top Tips

Wild Apricot

The moves management process is what guides your donors through the giving cycle. Learn the top moves and strategies to boost your next fundraising campaign.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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Dear Donor, Will You Be Mine? Stewardship To Transform Donors Into Valentines

Bloomerang

Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to deliver thoughtful stewardship to your donors. While your donors may be expecting their partner to recognize this particular holiday, they certainly don’t have any expectations that the nonprofits they support will. This is a golden opportunity to catch their attention, stand out from the crowd, and make them feel special.

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Math-Free Magic: Understanding Predictive Analytics

Association Analytics

Unless you’re a data analyst or love numbers, predictive analytics are probably two words that scare you. They’re new, unfamiliar, and sound like math. In reality, you don’t have to love math to leverage predictive analytics – it does the hard part for you! Can you imagine having a crystal ball foresee which members will renew and which ones need extra attention?

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Halt Declining Retention Rates with These Creative and Effective Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Discover the secrets to boosting donor retention and revitalizing your nonprofit in this guide, "Unlock the Secrets of Nonprofit Success: A Strategic Guide to Boost Your Donor Retention Game." Increasing donor retention rates by just 10% can result in a substantial 200% surge in the lifetime value of donors according to the Harvard Business Review. How can we counter the national decline in donor retention?

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A Day in Your Life With Outsourced Back Office Functions

Charity Village

On March 7, join us for a free webinar to learn about outsourcing non-core functions. Outsourcing non-core functions can be an excellent way to save money, get more or better results and free up time so your team can focus on the organization’s core mission. The question many nonprofits face is, “How do we get started?” and […] The post A Day in Your Life With Outsourced Back Office Functions appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Data Bites Newsletter

Association Analytics

The association industry's go-to source for cutting-edge insights and education about data and analytics.

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New! 2024 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Customized for small nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the 2024 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising program covers the fundamentals of website design, email marketing, online fundraising, and social media for nonprofits. Based on 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the certificate program provides six hours of training and costs $100 USD.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Should You Use Stamps on Your Direct Mail?

NonProfit PRO

Depending on who you ask, you will hear that the stamped envelope gets more donations, or it doesn't matter. What is a fundraiser to believe?

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Upskilling, DEI, and more: 5 key charitable sector trends to pay attention to in 2024

Charity Village

Charities, and the people who work with them as paid staff and unpaid volunteers, are often the unspoken heroes of our society. From accessible community programming to education to creating art and culture activities, charities help nourish people’s minds, bodies, and souls. With over 86,000 registered charities across Canada helping to support Canadians, you would […] The post Upskilling, DEI, and more: 5 key charitable sector trends to pay attention to in 2024 appeared first on CharityV

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How To Be An Inclusive Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“No matter your title, or how advanced you already consider yourself to be as an inclusive leader, I believe this book will help you evolve and motivate you to take action,” says Jennifer Brown about her book, How To be An Inclusive Leader: Your Role In Creating Cultures Of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive. The book is the second edition of the bestselling title from 2021.

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Your FEC Filing Checklist

Donorbox

If you’re raising funds as part of a political campaign in the United States, you may be required to file with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC filing can feel overwhelming, with several requirements in place to ensure the integrity of the federal campaign finance process. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of FEC […] The post Your FEC Filing Checklist appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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Redefine Philanthropy as a Cultural Revolution

NonProfit PRO

As donations decline and donors look elsewhere to support good causes, nonprofits should consider a cultural revolution around philanthropy.

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The top 10 in-demand skills for Canadian workers

Charity Village

The World Economic Forum released the Future of Jobs 2023 Report, which highlighted the top 10 in-demand skills for workers. The report also projected the top in-demand skills that workers will need to master by 2027 and beyond. The World Economic Forum predicts that 44% of workers’ core skills will be disrupted by technology between […] The post The top 10 in-demand skills for Canadian workers appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Leadership Quotes From The Book, Leading With Grit

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In addition to Laurie Sudbrink 's, Leading With GRIT , being a great book for leaders, it's packed with powerful leadership and life quotes. Here are some of my favorites: Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are - Kurt Cobain The respect you show to others (or lack thereof) is an immediate reflection on your self respect - Alex Elle You never really understand a person until you consider things from his/her point of view - H arper Lee People only see what they are prepared to

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Zero-cost, maximum-impact professional development for fundraisers

Candid

In a sector working to address urgent issues, development professionals are under constant pressure to enhance their fundraising skillset. Enter Candid Learning —a treasure trove of educational resources designed to empower you with top-tier fundraising expertise. Here are some ways you can leverage Candid’s resources for professional development—regardless of time and budget constraints.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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Best Practices for Creating Your Nonprofit’s Annual Plan

NonProfit PRO

No nonprofit would fulfill its mission without creating an annual plan. Here is some guidance for creating a successful annual plan.

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Before you pitch checklist

Charity Village

Getting your story placed with any media outlet means getting it read by a journalist or editor in the first place. That means you need a killer subject line. This goes for any organization – whether you’re a nonprofit, social business, or something else. As a widely-published and experienced freelance journalist and media and communications […] The post Before you pitch checklist appeared first on CharityVillage.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Do All Donors Need A Thank You Within 48 Hours?

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 how to persuade leadership to get donor thank-you letters out sooner: Dear Charity Clairity, I just took a new job and have discovered they don’t get thank you letters out for two weeks.

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Maximizing ROI: How to Measure the Success of Your Festival Sponsorship 

The Sponsorship Collective

Before you dive in, if you are interested in festival sponsorship, check out these titles in our “sponsorship for festivals” series: Resource Page for Festival and Event Sponsorship Sponsorship for Festivals: What You Need to Know For Your Event to Be a Hit Building Long Term Relationships with Festival Sponsors The Benefits of Festival Sponsorship: […]

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Online Fundraising This Year

NonProfit PRO

You might find yourself doing the same old things when it comes to fundraising. Here are three ways you can make improvements this year.

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ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Gen Z workers starting 2024 on a less happy note

Charity Village

The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index sees workers’ sentiments rise in January as recognition and support grow. Workers in Canada are happy with their current employer, with only 9 percent actively pursuing a move to a different company within their industry this year. The National Work Happiness Score for January 2024 is 6.7/10, representing an […] The post ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Gen Z workers starting 2024 on a less happy note appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Write A Great Islamic Fundraising Message

Donorbox

The right Islamic fundraising message can feel like a balancing act. You want to convey urgency without overwhelming your readers and speak to their charitable side in a way that will inspire them to take action. If you’re trying to craft a fundraising message for your masjid or Islamic charity and aren’t sure where to […] The post How to Write A Great Islamic Fundraising Message appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sponsorship Prospecting: How to Find the Perfect Sponsor for Your Event 

The Sponsorship Collective

Prospecting is few sponsorship seeker’s favorite activities. Often, that’s because of a cloud of confusion surrounding the process, including what it entails and how to find sponsors willing to respond to an email or answer a phone call.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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TIFIN Give Acquires Giving Place

NonProfit PRO

Philanthropy platform TIFIN Give has acquired Giving Place, a tech solution for family office giving programs and private foundations.

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Applications are now open for the Emerald Awards for Environmental Excellence

Charity Village

The Alberta Emerald Foundation invites organizations, and individuals from across Alberta who are working to address environmental and climate change issues to apply for the Emerald Awards for Environmental Excellence. The awards showcase organizations and individuals who are raising the bar in addressing environmental and climate change issues in Alberta.

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How to Use AI Fundraising Tools to Boost Donor Engagement

sgEngage

Artificial Intelligence (AI) fundraising may seem like no more than the newest philanthropy buzzword. In reality, many nonprofits like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have already been using AI solutions to streamline their workflows and increase efficiency, and AI usage will only grow moving forward. If your nonprofit is ready to dive deeper into the world of AI fundraising to boost donor engagement with your mission, this is the place to start!

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Can’t rebrand? Try these 5 easy ways to brand refresh instead.

Big Duck

The post Can’t rebrand? Try these 5 easy ways to brand refresh instead. appeared first on Big Duck.

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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.