Sat.Apr 14, 2018 - Fri.Apr 20, 2018

Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

Connection Cafe

Over the years, my experience in a variety of financial leadership roles has led me to the following hypothesis: nonprofit finance is critical to mission success.

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How to Attract and Keep More Monthly Donors


Monthly donor or sustainer programs are a relatively low-effort and high-impact way to increase donor retention and donor lifetime value, while also providing a steady and predictable stream of revenue that can help your nonprofit better budget and plan for the future.

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The Art of Relevance is Now Available For Free on the Web (and Here's Why)

Museum 2.0

It's finally here! You can now read all the chapters in The Art of Relevance for free online. I hope you'll enjoy this resource and share it widely (with attribution). You can still buy The Art of Relevance as a paperback, ebook, or audiobook--but you can also read any chapter, any time, online.

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Why Conflict on Your Board of Directors is a Good Thing

NonProfit Hub

Conflict on your board of directors can be a good thing. Crazy, right? It is often our natural tendency to avoid conflict at all costs. Even when we know conflict may be necessary to resolve an issue, we choose to stay in our safe, nonconfrontational bubbles.

Galvanize & Grow with Innovative Tactics to Attract & Retain Supporters

Connection Cafe

People power is thriving in 2018. Social justice and activism is on the rise, with people turning out in record numbers to make their voices heard. Every nonprofit relies on their supporters to take action, volunteer, and donate. If your digital engagement programs don’t help your organization stand out – prepare to fall short of your goals. And even worse, you may potentially turn off new supporters who are looking for ways to get involved.

3 Questions Environmental Organizations Should Ask When Evaluating a CRM


Once you’ve made the decision to search for a new CRM for your nonprofit, the task can seem daunting. A new solution will need to offer all of the unique features that you require, taking the specifics of your organization’s size, structure, and mission into account.

Summer Internships Through the WRP

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Summer is right around the corner and most college students are already thinking about what they're going to do when classes aren't in session.

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New Tax Law: Understanding the Impacts on Charities and Giving

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Kristin Harvey ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management student. Nonprofits rely heavily on giving from private citizens to have the funds necessary to carry out their mission and strengthen their communities.

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The Road to the Big Easy: EveryAction at #18NTC


As our team settles into post-conference life, we're looking back at a whirlwind of a week spent in beautiful New Orleans for one of our favorite nonprofit conferences: the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference. Here's a recap of all the fun! Booth Buzz. Fortunately, we snapped a picture of our booth before the crowds assembled.

Nonprofit Annual Reports: 7 Best Practices [Templates]

Donor Search

Every year nonprofits present their accomplishments and projects to their supporters and the general public in an annual report. An annual report details an organization’s mission, growth over the course of the year, projects that helped serve the community, statistics related to the organization’s cause, and much more. Ultimately, your organization’s annual report can be used to… Annual Giving Annual Reports

A Guide to Hiring a SEO Provider

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

On the off chance that your business has any online parts, (for example, a site), at that point SEO is significant to the continuous achievement of your business. You may have the most costly site in your industry, however without web movement (guests) to that site, it is basically pointless. It isn’t simply activity that you require, however focused on movement. A decent quality SEO administration can give pertinent, reliable web movement to your website(s).

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The Three Pillars Of Executive Presence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Nonprofit Experts Elizabeth Engel and Sohini Baliga Tackle Your Tough Questions on Growth, Fundraising and More

Wild Apricot Blog

Last month, experts Elizabeth Engel and Sohini Baliga presented a free webinar titled, "Steal These Ideas: 3 Growth Strategies From Top Fundraisers." Unfortunately we ran out of time during the Q&A period, but luckily Elizabeth and Sohini wrote down all the extra questions. Here are their answers

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Women in Information Security


This is just a slice of data about a particular female role in tech in the corporate world, but I find this very interesting. Tip o’ the hat to SiegeMedia for the share and Varonis for the infographic. Photo by William Iven on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday Useful Data

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How To Clarify Inconsistencies With An Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you’re having a difficult time clarifying inconsistencies you are hearing from an employee about a project’s/task’s progress, try asking these questions (or making these statements) the next time you meet with the employee: • Here’s what I see. Here’s what I hear you saying.

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The Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edward M. Marshall's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader.

Six Tips For How To Get Feedback In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Getting feedback is an important way to improve performance at work. But sometimes, it can be hard to seek out, and even harder to hear. Feedback is all around you. Your job is to find it, both through asking directly and observing it,” says David L.

The Power Of Asking, Why Not?

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Early on in Eli Broad's book, The Art of Being Unresaonable , he reminds us of the power of a child's instinctive asking, " Why not? Unfortunately, most adults lose that habit and Broad goes on to explain that it was his continuing to ask "Why not?" throughout his career that brought him success. "

How To Be A Customer-Facing Employee

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to author Micah Solomon , to ensure you have customer-facing employees , help them to: Display simple human kindness Sense what another person is feeling Have an inclination toward teamwork Be detail oriented, including having the ability and willingness to follow through to completion Bounce back and do not internalize challenges. Customer Service Employees Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Five Things You Missed at Wild Apricot’s First User Conference

Wild Apricot Blog

Last week we hosted our first ever Wild Apricot User Conference as part of Personify’s Annual user conference, PersoniFest. The conference took place between April 8 - 10, in downtown Austin, Texas. Here are the highlights