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13 Ways to Strengthen Your Case for Support

NonProfit PRO

Providing a window to your organization's mission and purpose can help you strengthen your case for financial support.

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Nine Steps to Cause Marketing Success

The Sponsorship Collective

In my post “A Tale of Two Cause Marketing Campaigns” I talked about the differences between two companies and their cause marketing strategies. I also talked about how those strategies played out, leading to a significant difference in money raised.

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Is your nonprofit organization ‘grant-ready’? 

Candid

Foundation grants can be one of several revenue streams in a nonprofit organization’s sustainable fundraising plan. In 2022, foundation funding accounted for about $105.21 billion , or 21% of total U.S. charitable giving. As a share of all revenue streams, including government funding, program revenue, and investment income, foundation and corporate grants made up 15.3%.

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The fine art of sharing branding concepts with your team

Big Duck

Learn how nonprofits can navigate sharing branding work within your team, including key questions to consider, stakeholder engagement strategies, and tips for effective communication.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

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

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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How To: Write Fundraising Auction Item Descriptions

Greater Giving

How to make sure you have the right fundraising auction item descriptions to entice your guests to bid on them. Auctions are a popular event for nonprofits to put on their fundraising calendars , whether hosted as a standalone affair or part of a larger function, such as a charity gala. Planning these events requires you to be thoughtful and detail-oriented, as they have many moving parts.

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How Corporate Social Responsibility Is Impacting the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Corporate social responsibility has evolved. Here's how nonprofits can embrace corporate social responsibility instead of fighting it.

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Nimble AMS has your back with trustworthy, pain-free upgrades

Nimble AMS

“Best practice is our only product practice.” Not only is the saying one of our core product principles at Nimble AMS, but it’s also the guiding light for our product release methodology. For more than a decade , (or 37 major releases at the exact time of this blog), the Nimble AMS product team has mirrored Salesforce’s ideal product upgrade model. For organizations using Nimble AMS, this means they are receiving product innovation throughout the year on a similar schedule to what they receive f

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Innovative Nonprofit Volunteer Retention Ideas to Keep Your Team Engaged

Donorbox

Volunteers are critical to your cause. Most nonprofits rely on volunteers in one way or another – whether that’s board membership, event committees, or program volunteers. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau and AmeriCorps survey, however, showed a drop in volunteer participation from 30% to 23.2% between 2019 and 2021. Nonprofit volunteer retention has struggled […] The post Innovative Nonprofit Volunteer Retention Ideas to Keep Your Team Engaged appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Impact Survey Uncovers Widespread Unmet Community Needs Nationwide

NonProfit PRO

United Way Worldwide released the "2023 211 Impact Survey," which showed housing assistance referrals continue to increase and other trends.

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11 Free resources to elevate your nonprofit in 2024

DonorDock

Explore this insightful blog packed with 11 free nonprofit resources, curated especially to help nonprofits streamline operations, better engage donors, raise funds effectively, and amplify their impact. Start leveraging these resources today!

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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 ABC Media Sale for literacy is launching on Monday April 22, 2024

Charity Village

What if you could buy advertising at 65% off with the added bonus of supporting literacy programming in Canada? The ABC Media Sale is an online sale of advertising space generously donated by leading Canadian media. Ad space is sold at an incredible 65% off the rate card price to key media buyers. Funds raised support ABC Life Literacy Canada’s […] The post The ABC Media Sale for literacy is launching on Monday April 22, 2024 appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Ethical Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Interview Your Beneficiaries for Stories & Appeals

Donorbox

Chances are, your nonprofit was started because of storytelling – a story about a person, an animal, or a place in a dire state of need moved your founders to act immediately. That is the power of storytelling. An authentically, compassionately, and respectfully told story has the ability to mobilize action like no statistic or […] The post Ethical Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Interview Your Beneficiaries for Stories & Appeals appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Campaign Planning Studies Enable You to Fulfill Your Potential

NonProfit PRO

Conducting research is a best practice before starting a major fundraising campaign. Here's how to get the most out of this process.

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Why A Women’s Philanthropy Strategy Is Important For Your Annual Fundraising Plan

Bloomerang

Did you know that each year, millions of dollars by women donors may be left unclaimed, due to the lack of understanding around the way that women give ? Millions. Right at the fingertips of so many organizations moving the good work forward, and yet there is still not a greater prioritization of engaging women donors. Add to this, that during the Great Migration of Wealth, which is currently underway, it is women who will lead the way with inheriting extraordinary sums of philanthropic resource

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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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TELUS Mental Health Index: Workers under 40 most isolated and lonely

Charity Village

According to a recent TELUS Mental Health Index, employees under 40 in Canada feel the most isolated and lonely. Based on the index, nearly half (45%) of young workers indicated that they do not have trustworthy relationships at work, which is a factor that can lead to poor mental and physical health. Key findings from the […] The post TELUS Mental Health Index: Workers under 40 most isolated and lonely appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Start a Nonprofit in Hawaii

Donorbox

Hawaii is a beautiful vacation destination for many, but few have the chance to live here. Those who do have lives filled with opportunities and challenges, just like the rest of the world. Nonprofit organizations in Hawaii work tirelessly to address many of those challenges while simultaneously adding to the opportunities. Currently, there are over […] The post How to Start a Nonprofit in Hawaii appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Report Predicts Uptick in Giving in 2024 and 2025

NonProfit PRO

A new report from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University has bold predictions for giving in 2024 and 2025.

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6 Tips for Analyzing Online Fundraising Campaigns

Bloomerang

When you’re a busy fundraising professional, it might seem like you’re jumping from one campaign to the next. It seems often easiest to “rinse and repeat” last year’s campaigns. However, I encourage you to take some time to analyze your online fundraising campaigns to optimize your overall fundraising results. Analyzing your campaigns can help you: Track how the campaigns are performing so that you can adjust and improve them along the way Understand how well the campaigns performed compared wit

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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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Apply now for the School Health Grant for Youth

Charity Village

The Public Health Agency of Canada invites youth to apply for the School Health Grant Program. Canadian youth aged 13-19 enrolled in grades 9-12 are welcome to apply for up to $1500 of grant funding to develop initiatives that encourage and promote healthy living in their schools and communities. The initiatives must align with the […] The post Apply now for the School Health Grant for Youth appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Nonprofit Community Engagement Essentials: How to Drive Change Through Collaboration

Donorbox

You’ve heard the phrase “it takes a village” referring to raising a child. Well, sometimes it also takes a village to help your nonprofit grow and affect real change in the world. That’s where nonprofit community engagement comes in. But getting the support of your community isn’t always easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. In […] The post Nonprofit Community Engagement Essentials: How to Drive Change Through Collaboration appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Why Marketing Failures Often Originate at the Top and How to Fix Them

NonProfit PRO

Marketing failures sometimes may be tied to leadership toward the top of the organization. Here's why — plus tips to remedy these issues.

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ICYMI: Inspiration + guidance from john a. powell and Christian LoBue

M+R

Read time: 2 minutes “America is not nearly as ‘fragmented’ or ‘polarized’ as the press paints us to be. There’s what’s called the exhausted majority, a lot of people who want something different but they can’t really imagine it and they don’t have the microphone so we don’t hear from them. We need to give them the microphone and talk to them as well.” — john a. powell, in our recent webinar, Winning Elections Without Losing Everything.

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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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2023 Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Nonprofit sector data

Charity Village

Statistics Canada released the results of the 2023 Canadian Survey on Business Conditions, which includes data specific to the nonprofit sector. According to the report, less than half of board of director positions for nonprofits were held by women (47.3%). Organizations focused on social services (70.4%) and the environment (56%) had the greatest proportion of […] The post 2023 Canadian Survey on Business Conditions: Nonprofit sector data appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Sponsorship Common Mistakes: Charity Edition (And How to Fix Them!) 

The Sponsorship Collective

Sponsorship is an essential components of any corporate fundraising strategy. If you aren’t doing sponsorship as part of your fundraising plan, you should be! When working with clients, I see some some misconceptions come up again and again, and while this post is targeted at the small shop, I think all shops can relate.

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The Art of Nonprofit Campaign Testing and Predictions for Future Success

NonProfit PRO

It’s critical to run campaigns that acquire and upgrade donors, but it has to be done right. That’s where campaign testing comes in.

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10 Disciplines To Help You Stay Sharp And Energetic

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The new book, Shine , is a transformative guide that illustrates how looking inward is the key to unlocking true entrepreneurial freedom. Certainly, Shine is a book for entrepreneurs, however, it is bound to benefit any business leader. “Entrepreneurs often have a burning need to succeed. But that same relentless brilliance that propels you in your career can take a toll on your teams, personal relationships, and even your health,” explain author Gino Wickman and coauthor Rob Dube.

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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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Applications are now open for the Youth Mental Health Grant

Charity Village

The Kindred Foundation announced that applications are now open for the Youth Mental Health Grant. The grant program is focused on administering financial support to Canadian organizations providing mental health services to Black and/or 2SLGBTQIA+ youth throughout Canada. The objective of the Youth Mental Health Grant is to ensure that organizations directly assisting Black and/or […] The post Applications are now open for the Youth Mental Health Grant appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How To Communicate With Donors About Matching Gifts

Hands on Fundraising

Every fundraising professional wants to maximize support for their organization’s cause. Whether their organization’s vision is to feed those in need, protect the environment, or support the arts, fundraisers are want to make a difference. Matching gifts offer a unique opportunity to take donors’ impact further and create a lasting impact. Through matching gift programs, […] The post How To Communicate With Donors About Matching Gifts appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Survey: Nonprofits Using Case Management Software Spent Less Time on Program Audits

NonProfit PRO

New survey findings show that nonprofits that have deployed case management software spend 66% less time on program audits.

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Greek myths if they were set in the nonprofit sector, Part 3

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, before we get into today’s blog post, a couple of things. If you’re free this Thursday March 28th at.

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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.