Sat.Nov 11, 2017 - Fri.Nov 17, 2017

The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

Connection Cafe

Sometimes, when we’re focused on the tactics of digital fundraising or communications, we can lose site of big trends which require a new strategic approach. And paying attention to the trends gains urgency as things change much faster than they used to.

Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.

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[Cool Infographic Friday] Tips for Great Storytelling

SocialFish

Love this one!! H/T Poppulo. Photo by Andrew Measham on Unsplash. Cool Infographic Friday

4 Grant Writing Tips to Bolster Relationships with Foundations

NonProfit Hub

Grant writing is a time-consuming process. It can also be nerve-wracking if you’re inexperienced or working on a particularly important grant. Jeff Kutash, the executive director of the Peter Kiewit Foundation in Omaha, Neb, deals with grants on a daily basis.

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The Real Rules of Board Membership: Finding Your Seat at the Right Table

Connection Cafe

“Finding your why” has become something of a cliché for those charting a new course—in life or in business—but understanding why you are motivated to join a board and why a board might select you for leadership is critical to achieving a satisfying experience for you both.

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Simple Ways to Analyze Nonprofit Email Performance

Connection Cafe

Four Terms. Two Equations. One Test. According to IBM, there are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day. What’s a quintillion? It looks like this—1,000,000,000,000,000,000. Now that’s why they call it Big Data. But, evaluating the performance of your email campaigns can be much simpler.

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Is Your Fundraising Appeal Turning Off Your Donor?

John Haydon

Most nonprofits love statistics. They remind staff and board members why their work matters. And statistics can be helpful when reporting outcomes or applying for grants. But using statistics can actually hurt your fundraising appeals.

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5 Times It Really Pays to Know Your Donors

Donor Search

Are you raising funds for a nonprofit organization? You’re in a noble line of work. Nonprofit fundraising is a people-oriented field. When you raise funds, you are helping donors realize their dream of making a difference in the lives of other people. Then why, as you get more successful, does it feel harder and harder… Guest Post

Thank-A-Thon And Other Ideas For Nonprofit Fundraising

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you serve on a nonprofit Board, are the executive director for a nonprofit, or are responsible for raising funds for your nonprofit, The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution , book by Laurence A. Pagnoni is a must-read for you.

5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!

Connection Cafe

Funding of public services is a national conversation. We don’t know where the funding is headed but I think we can all agree that changes are coming. Constant change is a reality in today’s environment but the volatility of the current environment has a lot of nonprofits concerned.

Four Characteristics of High Impact Giving: Takeaways from PhilanthropyMatters

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Terri Wogan Calderón Executive Director & Partner Social Venture Partners Arizona. In early November, I had the pleasure to be part of a panel conversation on Achieving High Impact Philanthropy as part of the ASU Lodestar Center's Philanthropy Matters Speaker Series.

Aftermath of a Medicaid Audit PART 3

Vertex Systems

Aftermath of a Medicaid Audit PART 3. This week’s blog post is the culmination of the story of David, the CEO of a rehabilitation agency who was just audited by Medicare and fined over $150,000. Here is the 2nd part of the story).

The Book For Nonprofit Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you lead a nonprofit organization, the one hour it will take you to read Peter F. Drucker's book called " The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization " will be well worth it. This book may fundamentally change the way you work and lead your organization.

How Can I Raise More Money with My 5K?

Connection Cafe

The 2016 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study released this month give us some interesting insights into different types of fundraising events.

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How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Courage Solution , a book by Mindy Mackenzie , is all about the simple truth that the only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself.

Ideal Company Culture Guidelines

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A

Increase Utilization Rates for Rehab Agencies

Vertex Systems

Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. Nowadays more than ever, many agencies are looking for ways to increase utilization rates so that they can bill for more services provided. · What if admin time to process was able to be reduced by at least 25%? · What if DSP’s knew every morning which service to provide in order to maximize services delivered for each client? · What if DSP’s could be given a daily accounting of all services delivered vs. budgeted?