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Solutions in Action Connects Leaders to Problem-Solvers


Ninety percent of success is having the right connections. I love helping my colleagues make those important contacts.orgCommunity’s Solutions in Action webinar features the association industry’s most resourceful experts.

Web Accessibility: 5 Smart Designs to Engage Everyone

Association TV

As your website or content platform grows, so will your audience. Your devotion of energy and resources to create a beautiful, content-rich and relevant hub for your members and potential members will draw eyes, peak interest and encourage engagement. Online Platforms Membership Technology Top 5


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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Prevent Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Website from Getting Hacked in 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Chuck Spidell , Security Expert at ILLUSIO. Cost: Free.

How the Air and Space Museum is Using Virtual Docents

The MatrixFiles

My younger son and I are listening to Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Andy Weir also wrote The Martian, which was a great movie and an even better book. Both The Martian and Project Hail Mary are adventure books set in space. Both are full of science and science fiction.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

How to prepare your association for the unknown

Nimble AMS

The future might be uncertain, but you can still be prepared. Read on to learn a great approach for staying adaptable and resilient in changing circumstances. Were you ready for the year that was 2020? Not likely. No one saw that one coming.

Use Engagement Scores to Point Your Members in the Right Direction

Association Analytics

According to Marketing General Incorporated’s 2021 Marketing Benchmarking Report, 50% of associations surveyed believe lack of engagement is the top reason members didn’t renew. Yikes!

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What’s New in Year-End Giving?

NonProfit PRO

Engaging new realities can significantly increase your year-end giving drive. While the fundamentals of year-end giving still apply, 2021 also brings us three unique approaches on which you can capitalize, literally. Annual Campaigns Online Fundraising

Data Exchange For Coordinated Care Data Hubs


More and more our conversations are focused on Community Information Exchange Systems, Health Care Exchanges, Coordinated Care, Comprehensive Disaster Relief systems and similar opportunities to join efforts--and combine data--to leverage the work of many organizations for better outcomes.

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Fundraising 101: Understand the Basics of Fundraising so You Can Fund Your Dream

Get Fully Funded

Here’s the first lesson of Fundraising 101: fundraising is not about begging. . I think that’s why so many people who start nonprofits decide they hate fundraising before they even try it.

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Introducing: Bloomerang + Kindful Fundraising


We’re excited to share that the beta of Kindful Fundraising is now available to Bloomerang users! You’ll have the best fundraising tools on one platform , which creates a seamless giving experience for your donors.

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.

Social Media for Nonprofits, Part 1: 9 Ways To Maximize Your Approach for Greater Impact

NonProfit PRO

Establishing a presence on social media is an important communications tool for nonprofits to raise awareness and achieve goals.

The Problem with Complex Passwords


For each of us, our online security depends on passwords, and like much of human activity--during the rush of day-to-day effort, we often take short cuts to accomplish tasks the easy way.

“Unsubscribe” is not a Dirty Word in Email Marketing


As a user experience consultant at Blackbaud, I’m often tasked with reviewing a nonprofit customer’s email messages to see if any improvements could be made. One of the improvements I often suggest is to make the unsubscribe link easier to find.

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What You Should Include in Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report


Every Nonprofit Needs One, But What’s Really Needed in Your Nonprofit’s Annual Report? So, you’re one year into the adventure of starting your own nonprofit and now the time has come to put together your first annual report.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

5 Keys to Digital Marketing Success

NonProfit PRO

Ultimately, a content marketing strategy is the best representation of your organization — donor-facing and what happens behind the scenes. Successful digital marketing strategies never occur without proper planning, but you can make them work in your favor with a bit of effort.

The Complete Guide to Mentorship Programs for Membership Organizations

Wild Apricot

One of the biggest reasons why people join professional associations is to take advantage of mentorship opportunities. What better way to advance in your career than to sit one-on-one with someone who works in the same field and has been in your shoes? membership

Email Marketing for Nonprofits: An Essential Guide


Developing a solid email marketing program is absolutely essential to building a reliable, revenue-generating fundraising department.

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18 Successful (Yet Untapped) Fall Fundraising Ideas


It’s fall y’all. The leaves have already started to turn and in a matter of weeks, we’ll all begin decorating with hay bales, pumpkins, and mums. Before we know it, it’ll be Thanksgiving and the holidays. But, as a fundraiser, your job is just ramping up.

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What’s Your People’s Strategic Plan? Why Nonprofit Leaders Should Invest in Talent and Culture

NonProfit PRO

What nonprofit leaders need is a "people’s strategic plan," a clear and consistent framework and set of measurable actions to invest in their people and culture.

Solving the Salesforce Talent Gap

Cloud 4 Good

Salesforce today is a much different company than it was when I first entered the ecosystem in 2005. I was what they call an “accidental admin” within a small nonprofit organization trying to self-implement a CRM that would manage donors and volunteers.

The 10 Best Nonprofit Books Every Nonprofit Founder Must Read


Trying to change the world for the better is a difficult task. Nonprofits face various challenges. They battle regulations and struggle to find the money to achieve their missions. They fight to get the word out about what they do and juggle donor and shareholder expectations, to name but a few.

[ASK AN EXPERT] Is An Investment In Wealth Screening Useful Before A Capital Campaign?


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.

Fundraising Isn’t Transactional — 3 Case Studies That Solidify the Importance of Strategy and Relationships

NonProfit PRO

While we have many superstars in the nonprofit arena, too many professionals don’t understand the art, science and nuances of nonprofit leadership — boards, strategic planning, program evaluation and fundraising — and too many others aren’t willing to insist on proven best practices.

How to increase collaboration between your association’s chapters

Nimble AMS

A health y chapter program requires your association’s headquarters and chapter offices to work closely together. . Here are five great ways to improve how you work with your chapters. Your chapter program can deliver valuable benefits for your association.

8 Reasons You Need Text-to-Give in your Fundraising Strategy


The Red Cross had great success with its text-to-give campaigns during crisis situations. Back in 2010, their Haiti earthquake relief text-to-give campaign managed to raise more than $43 million. That’s a huge amount for a cause.

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Donation Receipts: Understanding the Obligation and the Opportunity


You know you have to keep accurate records for your nonprofit’s health and transparency and to be in good standing with state and local laws. Some of the tasks associated with maintaining records—like sending donation receipts—can seem tedious and unnecessary.

SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Campaign for St. Jude Surpasses $200M Fundraising Goal

NonProfit PRO

Inspiration4 returned from orbit Saturday, raising millions for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the process. Though the campaign goal was met, it will continue raising money through February 2022. Health Major Gifts

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DAFs: What They Are, Which Misguided Orgs Oppose Mild Legislations on Them, and Why You Should Care

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) is not the most riveting of topics, I will admit. Sometimes, when I have insomnia, Policy and Advocacy Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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3 Things Your Organization Needs to Know about Corporate Philanthropy


Corporate philanthropy is a key component of corporate social responsibility , which is a category of initiatives held by businesses to improve society in some way.

[VIDEO] Power Of Community In Strategic Planning


Community engagement, though at times unwieldy and time-consuming, is critical to truly propel all variables towards a common goal. Julie Ha Truong will outline best practices in community engagement in planning. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Julie. I’ve got 1:00 Eastern.

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How To Diversify Your Nonprofit Board

NonProfit PRO

Building a multi-faceted board can help your nonprofit organization make better decisions, diversify its supporter base and better serve the community. While everyone understands the need for diversification, many nonprofit professionals and voluntary board members don’t know where to begin.

Community colleges: A critical access point to higher education


In April, President Biden shared his American Families Plan , which aims to support low and middle-income families and children. The plan includes a proposal to allocate $109 billion for two years of free community college for all Americans, including Dreamers. .

When you’re too big to succeed

Hands on Fundraising

Too big to succeed? My family recently made what was for us a large gift to a national charity. The response was underwhelming, and that’s being kind. An 8.5 x 14 sheet of paper, with the bottom being a tear-off, generic response form.

Job, career, calling: Which leads to happiness? 

Charity Village

Shawn Achor in his book, The Happiness Advantage, refers to the research of Yale psychologist Amy Wrzeniewski where she found that employees can have three “work orientations”. We can see our work as a Job, Career or Calling. If we see it as a Job, then our work is more of a chore and the […].

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