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Lost the Luster? 3 Steps to Bring Back the Joy of Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Earlier this year, I realized I needed a break. I was the proverbial mouse on the wheel, constantly racing to “keep up” with everything I needed to know and thought I should do in fundraising. In short, I had lost the joy of fundraising because I was bogged down in the job of fundraising.

Free v. Paid: What’s the Best Choice for an SSL Certificate?

Byte Technology

It’s an age-old question: just what is something really worth if you can get it for free? For WordPress users—or indeed for anyone running or owning a website—this question comes up a lot. Should you use free plugins or paid versions? Do free themes have the same impact as paid ones?

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Is Influencer Marketing Part of Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Strategy in 2018?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Rob Cottingham, Social Signal – Cartoon for Measuring the Networked Nonprofit. It is not too early to start thinking about your nonprofit’s social media strategy for 2018, including how you want to capitalize on social media trends that will have maximum impact in 2018.

Top 5 Social Media Best Practices for #GivingTuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media.

5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Last month, the Blackbaud Institute released a report entitled “ Share of the American Wallet ,” which uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore how demographic attributes and discretionary spending patterns relate to philanthropy.

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8 Ways to Keep Givers Giving for Dynamite Donor Retention


The cues are all around you. Kids are back in school. The calendar begins its string of months ending in “.ber” ber” as if to subliminally prepare your skin for the shock of seasonal cold ahead

How To Use Microsoft Technology To Supercharge Your Fundraising

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

SOS Children’s Villages International uses cloud technology to help fundraise for children in need. Photo courtesy of SOS Children’s Villages International.

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Why Advanced Analytics Are ?Critical for Healthcare Fundraising Improvement 

Connection Cafe

Healthcare organizations are part of an increasingly competitive landscape for donor dollars in the philanthropic market. Understanding how organizations can leverage analytics and data is critical to fundraising success. .

How You Can Combat Employee Turnover

NonProfit Hub

Combating employee turnover in the nonprofit sector is tricky, and, unfortunately, it’s pretty common. The hours are long, the work is hard and the pay isn’t always what it should be. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that fifty percent of chief fundraisers plan to leave their jobs within two years. Forty percent are thinking about leaving fundraising entirely.

What Makes for a Great Client Payroll Management Software?

Vertex Systems

Is your agency or organization using a hodge-podge of software to manage your client payroll? Or are you using any software at all?

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: Timing is Everything


Generous New Yorkers interested in joining a nonprofit board reach out to us daily about giving more back to our community – and one of the biggest questions they have is about the time commitment that board service will require.

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Why Fundraising Asks are Essential to Your Faith-Based Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Many faith-based organizations worry about making fundraising asks. They think that because they have a religious mission, making direct asks of donors is somehow unethical or will damage their reputation. Other faith-based non-profits focus solely on making group asks from the pulpit, or through mass-communication mediums like direct mail or e-mail.

Platform Power: Scaling Impact

Museum 2.0

Last month, I sat in the back of a meeting room at the MAH and watched something extraordinary happen. Our county board of supervisors had brought their official meeting to the museum.

Crowdfunding and Peer-to-Peer: Key Differences You Need To Know

John Haydon

What are the key differences between crowdfunding and peer-to-peer campaigns? Both might seem similar, they can serve your nonprofit in different ways. Here are the three biggest questions you should ask yourself when deciding between crowdfunding or peer-to-peer fundraising: What are your goals?

Symantec Donation Safeguards Computer Labs for Students

Tech Soup Blog

The Inland Empire, which encompasses 27,000 square miles in Southern California, has one of the highest rates of poverty in the U.S.'s 's twenty-five metropolitan areas. One in five people there live at the poverty level. Smooth Transition, Inc.,

The Do’s and Don’ts of Selling More Tickets

Connection Cafe

Today, when organizations fiercely compete to get the attention of an over stimulated patron, you must find creative ways to sell tickets. Increasing ticket sales will help alleviate stress and keep your organization afloat. I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years and witnessed many ways to increase and decrease ticket sales. Here are a few of my Do’s and Don’ts to help your organization sell more tickets to your next event: DO: Offer a Members-Only Presale.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution

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.

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The Complete Nonprofit Compliance Checklist From an Expert

Wild Apricot Blog

Use this expert's nonprofit compliance checklist to make sure your organization is doing everything it takes to remain in good standing with the IRS. Nonprofit-Compliance-Checklist IRS

Top 9 Software to Take Your Museum to the Next Level

Donor Search

Museums house artifacts from the past, but who’s to say your operations have to stay there, too? By implementing museum software, you can get smarter about fundraising, membership management, and collections. Of course, all museum software is not created equal, just like all museums have different missions and operational structures. Art galleries will require different… Arts & Culture

Nonprofit Harnesses Tech to Plant Tens of Thousands of Trees

Tech Soup Blog

(Please visit the site to view this video). What does it take to make a city greener? In San Francisco, it took a small group of motivated people to come together to create a nonprofit.

How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

We Have Exciting News: Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired by Personify

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify, an Austin-based constituent management software company that shares our mission of serving and empowering membership and constituent-focused organizations. Read all the details here. Personify

46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for October 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Every month we compile the internet's biggest list of nonprofit webinars. Here are 46 free nonprofit webinars for October 2017. Free-Nonprofit-Webinars October-Webinars

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How To Create An Environment That Energizes Everyone

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In the book, The Optimistic Workplace , author Shawn Murphy , explains that the following beliefs are essential to helping create a positive work experience : The team is more important than any individual. For optimism to be strong, a cohesive team is vital.

Knowing Your Goals Is The Key To Making Decisions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Published this month is the new book, The Decision Makeoever , by Mike Whitaker. It's a fascinating look at decision making and the importance of decision size and timing.

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September Update: Exciting News — Wild Apricot Has Been Acquired

Wild Apricot Blog

We are thrilled to announce that Wild Apricot has been acquired by Personify. Read all about the acquisition and more in this months' update. Acquired September-Update

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