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Lessons Learned from Giving Tuesday – Making the Most Out of the Busiest Giving Season

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Lessons Learned from Giving Tuesday – Making the Most Out of the Busiest Giving Season For nonprofit organizations, Giving Tuesday is more than just a day of fundraising. It’s an opportunity to engage with supporters, promote your mission, and lay foundations for future giving. In the wake of this global philanthropic phenomenon, lies an invaluable opportunity for nonprofit organizations: the post-campaign debrief.

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5 Ways the Nonprofit Sector Has Changed Over the Past 20 Years

NonProfit PRO

Over the past 20 years, a lot has changed in the nonprofit sector, and with major giving in particular. Here are five ways major giving and the sector in general have changed, and what nonprofit professionals should keep in mind as they work toward their organizations’ missions.

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5 Year-End Fundraising Emails That Are Sure to Increase Donations

Wild Apricot

Sending more year-end fundraising emails without burning out your list sounds like a dream come true, right? Here are the five emails you need to send to build relationships with your donors and increase donations.

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A Guide To Building Lasting Bonds With Volunteers

Bloomerang

*This is Part II of a series focused on nonprofit volunteering and volunteer programs. Click here to read Part I. Fundraising events are a lifeblood for so many nonprofits. They can also be a major undertaking where the need for volunteers to support the event is high. From running ticket tables and emceeing raffles to providing snacks and water along a charity 5K, there are several activities involved where you would need volunteers.

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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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Think Big (but Start Small) with Nonprofit Innovation

sgEngage

With advances in technology such as artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud services flooding the marketplace, nonprofits feel the pressure to adapt, adopt, and innovate. But how do you determine what’s worthwhile and what’s a distraction from your mission? According to nonprofit technology experts, successful leaders often share one proven approach to innovation: They think big but start small.

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Year-End Fundraising Marketing Essentials

NonProfit PRO

In line with campaigns throughout the year, end-of-year marketing campaigns should focus on an organization’s mission and stay true to its branding. Here are some things to keep in mind as you develop your year-end fundraising marketing strategy.

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5 simple steps to build executive buy-in for new technology

Nimble AMS

Is your organization considering a new software purchase? If you’re like most enterprise level associations, you likely have an in-depth process to get executive approval for any technology investments. It can be a challenge obtaining executive buy-in for new association management software (AMS). Follow the steps in our blog to create a culture of change management and gain executive buy-in for new technology.

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Donorbox + Little Green Light: A Powerful Integration to Streamline Your Workflow

Donorbox

How much time does your fundraising team spend manually ensuring all your various tools are in sync? This time suck is not only burning out your employees. It’s also wasting valuable time you could spend sharpening your fundraising strategy – and raising more for your mission. That’s where the Donorbox + Little Green Light integration […] The post Donorbox + Little Green Light: A Powerful Integration to Streamline Your Workflow appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Donors Give $3.1 Billion to Nonprofits on GivingTuesday This Year

NonProfit PRO

In the first indication of how year-end giving will fare this year, GivingTuesday donations rose less than 1% on Tuesday. The GivingTuesday Data Commons noted that more analysis of the data will be unveiled over the coming weeks.

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Building a strong reputation: how nonprofit professionals can shape their personal brand

Big Duck

Strategies nonprofit professionals can use to shape their personal brand, establish a strong reputation, and develop meaningful connections with key audiences.

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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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The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

Sending out emails people just won't open? We'll show you how to fix that, share a few examples of engaging emails, and go over our top picks for nonprofit email marketing platforms.

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Nonprofit award winners celebrated at 3rd annual CharityVillage Conference & Awards

Charity Village

On November 29, we hosted our third annual Conference and Awards. As part of the festivities, award winners were named in 19 categories. More than 700 nonprofit professionals, leaders, and volunteers from across Canada joined the event to take part in panel discussions, network with their colleagues, and, of course, celebrate the award winners! 2023 Award […] The post Nonprofit award winners celebrated at 3rd annual CharityVillage Conference & Awards appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Study: More Than 80% of Parents Successfully Model Philanthropic Behavior for Their Children

NonProfit PRO

A new study shows that children are following in their parents’ charitable footsteps, with 81% of parents who give reporting that their children under age 18 also participated in a charitable activity in the past year.

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Intermediary organizations are vital and funders need to increase funding going to them

Nonprofit AF

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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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How to Create a Member Referral Program that Actually Works

Wild Apricot

The most effective way to get new members is by asking your current members to refer a friend. Here's how to take advantage of this by setting up a member referral program.

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Crafting change: Tackling nonprofit issues with human-centricity

Charity Village

Fellow advocates of change – I’m glad you’ve found your way here. As you read through this blog post – and move on to participate in the RISE Program after ?? – imagine me as your co-pilot, sharing not just theories but battle-tested tactics that have steered organizations toward success. I’ve witnessed the tangible impact […] The post Crafting change: Tackling nonprofit issues with human-centricity appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Remove the Noise From Your Fundraising Plans

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to managing the functions and operations for which we’re responsible, we can struggle and wander. Here are some tips to stay on track to achieve your fundraising goals.

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Building a culture of nonprofit compliance at Candid

Candid

Here’s a familiar scene: your nonprofit organization just won its first big grant, and you’re ecstatic. But before receiving funds, you need to show you’re legally registered, governed by a board, and have solid financial management policies. On top of that, there’s a lengthy contract to review and sign. It’s a lot of due diligence and compliance work to handle.

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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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How to Get Sponsorship for Anything: A Complete Step by Step Guide

The Sponsorship Collective

What Is an Event Sponsorship? An event sponsorship provides funding, promotions, or both for any type of event. It’s a broad term that you can apply more specifically if needed. For example, if you host a music festival or arts and crafts event, those are festival sponsorships.

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Hot Takes: Giving Tuesday 2023

M+R

Read time: 4 minutes Sure, Giving Tuesday is great — what’s not to love about a lively kickoff to the end-of-year giving season? But the real fun starts the morning after, when we have all this new data to dig through. Dig we did — with 33 awesome M+R clients. The big picture takeaway right now: most of our clients saw growth for Giving Tuesday 2023 and are going into end-of-year digital fundraising strong!

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National Service Programs Provide a Powerful Return on Investment

NonProfit PRO

AmeriCorps released the results from four new return-on-investment (ROI) studies that estimate the value of benefits its programs generate per dollar invested. Each study helps AmeriCorps communicate the value of its programs to relevant stakeholders.

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Increasing efficiency in grant reporting

Candid

Unlike many cycles of nonprofit operations, grant reporting doesn’t really have a season; it’s all year long. Grant reporting also varies widely by funder. Some don’t require reporting at all; others ask for verbal reports in-person or over video call; some allow us to repurpose reports; and others require traditional and extensive reports in their own custom templates and timelines.

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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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Nurturing Hearts And Health: The Synergy Of CRM And Fundraising In Healthcare Nonprofits

Bloomerang

Healthcare nonprofits today face a challenging landscape where balancing donor management and fundraising is critical—because the journey of nurturing relationships with donors is as critical as the healthcare services you provide. The pivotal systems you use—nonprofit Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and fundraising tools—are not mutually exclusive but complementary tools in your mission to acquire, retain, and grow your donor base.

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Today's Life Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today's life quotes to guide you as we near the start of a new year: “ Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start." - Ido Qubein “ Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day." - Michael Josephson “ Every year you make a resolution to change yourself. This year, make a resolution to be yourself " - Unknown “ The bad news is time flies.

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3 Takeaways From a New Report on Giving Trends by Race

NonProfit PRO

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released “The Giving Environment: Giving Trends by Race and Ethnicity” report. Here are three key findings from the report and how your nonprofit can begin to overcome the associated hurdles to reaching new demographics to support your cause.

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Your last-minute year-end appeal checklist

Hands on Fundraising

Ah… your year-end fundraising appeal isn’t out yet. And maybe, just maybe, life got in the way, too. I’m trying not to panic about Christmas shopping myself. But if you haven’t sent your year-end appeal yet, maybe this will help. And if you have already mailed something, maybe this will help with those late December […] The post Your last-minute year-end appeal checklist appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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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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Cultivating Community Growth: The Synergy Of CRM And Fundraising In Nonprofit Organizations

Bloomerang

For nonprofits today, managing donor relationships and fundraising efforts is essential. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and fundraising tools play a significant role. It can be helpful to think of these tools not as separate elements but as complementary forces in your mission to engage, nurture, and expand your community of supporters. Nonprofit CRMs and fundraising tools are key technologies for charities and similar groups.

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What nonprofits can expect in 2024 and how to be better prepared: Budgeting in a Sea of Uncertainty

Charity Village

As we step into 2024, nonprofits face a unique set of challenges and opportunities. The landscape is changing rapidly, marked by economic fluctuations, evolving donor expectations, and an increasingly digital world. In this second part of our insightful series, “What Canadian Nonprofits can Expect in 2024 and How to Be Better Prepared,” we delve into […] The post What nonprofits can expect in 2024 and how to be better prepared: Budgeting in a Sea of Uncertainty appeared first o

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NonProfit PRO Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary

NonProfit PRO

In November 2003, NonProfit PRO published its first issue. To celebrate the brand’s debut in 2003, we spoke to two nonprofits that started in the same year as us to learn how they’ve been able to serve their mission as long as they have, and share what other nonprofits can learn from their success.

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How to Organize a Dodgeball Tournament Fundraiser

Donorbox

Dodgeball conjures up memories of grade school playgrounds and gym classes for many of us. Your nonprofit can turn these memories into a fun and successful fundraising event with a dodgeball tournament fundraiser. Beyond the adrenaline-fueled matches, dodgeball fundraisers bring together communities, support nonprofits, and create a fun event for participants and spectators.

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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.