Sat.Jun 29, 2024 - Fri.Jul 05, 2024

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5 Steps to Turn Your Board into a Fundraising Board

Get Fully Funded

One of the top complaints most nonprofit staff have is about their Board. “They won’t help with fundraising.” “They don’t attend our events or even act like they care.” “Don’t get me started about 100% Board giving – some of them think giving their time is enough.” Can it be fixed? ABSOLUTELY! Just imagine – your WHOLE Board out there spreading the good word about your nonprofit in the community, telling their friends about your organization’s mission, and bringing resources back to help you cha

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AI Best Practices for Nonprofits

Media Cause

Understanding Artificial Intelligence What is Artificial Intelligence? Lately, there has been a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence (AI) and its role in our society. Organizations everywhere, including nonprofits, are asking how AI can be used to improve what they do. Many of these want to learn how AI can help them with daily tasks, from data management to AI fundraising to marketing.

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How to run an experiment on your nonprofit’s social media   

Candid

If there’s one constant in social media, it’s that it’s always changing. Last summer, Meta launched Threads with little warning. LinkedIn changed the way that link previews appear and is testing a video feed (like Instagram Reels). And new platforms, like noplace , are popping up. Instagram announced that hashtags don’t help with reach anymore.

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The Complete Guide to Recurring Donations

CauseVox

What more could you do to meet your nonprofit’s mission if your amount of monthly donations was constantly growing? We’ve got good news: if you follow these steps, it is totally possible. We’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you navigate the essential steps to plan, launch, manage, and grow your recurring donation program effectively. Learn how to streamline your recurring donations so you can focus more on what your organization does best: making the world a better place.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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AI For Fundraising: Top Strategies for Success

Media Cause

Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence in Fundraising Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming how nonprofits approach fundraising. By leveraging AI, nonprofits can analyze vast amounts of data, identify patterns, and automate processes, making fundraising efforts more efficient and effective. AI technologies, like machine learning, natural language processing, and predictive analytics, are driving these innovations, enabling nonprofits to better understand and engage with their donors on a

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Government of Canada launches consultation to inform design of Youth Mental Health Fund

Charity Village

Budget 2024 announced $500 million in funding over five years to establish the Youth Mental Health Fund (YMHF), which will provide resources and funding to communities, organizations, and stakeholders across the country who provide mental health supports and services to youth. The Honourable Ya’ara Saks, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, has […] The post Government of Canada launches consultation to inform design of Youth Mental Health Fund ap

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Ideas to Make Your New Member Orientation a Success

Wild Apricot

New member orientation doesn’t have to be boring. With these orientation tips and activities, your organization can welcome new members smoothly and easily, inspiring member engagement and retaining them longer.

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Centering communities: Leaning into participatory grantmaking to increase equity 

Candid

Two days after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, the Boston Foundation set up a special fund to provide rapid-response support to local nonprofits serving communities disproportionately affected by the outbreak. We streamlined the application process, eliminated the written reporting requirement, and, 18 days later, awarded the first round of grants in Greater Boston.

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DAF Contributions Outpace Those From Foundations – Is Your Fundraising Team Prepared?

NonProfit PRO

Giving through donor-advised funds is growing rapidly, which could impact foundation giving. Here's what your organization needs to know.

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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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New report explores experience of Indigenous Peoples in leadership positions

Charity Village

The Canadian Council for Indigenous Business, in partnership with the Diversity Institute, presents Skills for Inclusive Workplaces and the Advancement of Indigenous Peoples. This report investigates the experiences of Indigenous Peoples in leadership positions to understand the barriers and enablers that have shaped their pathways, and the impact of diversity in the workplace.

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How to unearth the stories you need

Hands on Fundraising

I’m convinced we’re made of stories And if that sounds a little goofy, then I’m guilty. But I’m sticking to it. The stories we tell ourselves about our lives and loves. The stories we hear from other people that shed light on who they are. And the stories that we read… whether in a great […] The post How to unearth the stories you need appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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How Nonprofits Can Avoid Buyer’s Remorse for Fund Accounting Software

sgEngage

In the nonprofit sector, every dollar matters. So, when your organization is considering the purchase of new accounting-related software technology, it is crucial to carry out a thorough review of your requirements before you sign that agreement. Key software purchases typically require a significant investment, so you want to do what you can to avoid as much post-decision dissonance as possible.

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Study Finds Nonprofits are Condensing Operations to Overcome Sustainability Concerns

NonProfit PRO

A Community Brands study found that nonprofits are not just reacting to emerging sustainability challenges, they are proactively responding.

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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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Set yourself (and your team) up for a stress-free vacation

Charity Village

Everyone deserves a vacation from work. It’s an essential and proactive step to help reduce burnout, recharge, and create new memories outside of the office. However, many people do not properly prepare for their time off, which can sometimes make taking vacation time feel like more trouble than it might be worth. To ensure a […] The post Set yourself (and your team) up for a stress-free vacation appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Are Bots Slowing Down Your Website Performance?

Forum One

Imagine this scenario: Your organization’s website, the digital embodiment of your mission and services, the hub of your research and impact, is grappling to meet the increasing demand. But what could be the underlying issue? Recently, several organizations we work with have seen an influx of LLM (Large Language Model) crawlers causing sluggish website performance.

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What do Sponsors Want? Actually, Sponsors Don’t Exist!

The Sponsorship Collective

I know what you’re thinking “another post about how we should stop using the term ‘sponsor’ in favor of something like ‘partner.’” Nope. In fact, there is no word for “sponsors” because sponsors simply don’t exist. Wait…what?

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Why Podcasts Are Perfect for Nonprofits to Engage Supporters

NonProfit PRO

Podcasts are an excellent way for nonprofits to connect with their supporters and grow their base. Here's why.

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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 for Ontario micro-grants to activate public space and foster social inclusion

Charity Village

Ontario Community Changemakers is a leadership and micro-grant program for people with bold ideas to activate public space, enhance civic engagement and foster social inclusion in their communities. This program, in its fourth year, is open to anyone aged 19 and over. The program is powered by 8 80 Cities and funded by Balsam Foundation. The […] The post Apply for Ontario micro-grants to activate public space and foster social inclusion appeared first on CharityVillage.

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6 tactics for excelling at fundraising campaign planning

Big Duck

Fundraising campaign planning is crucial for nonprofit leaders. Learn to lead the process with six expert tips and tactics.

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Corporate Sponsorship Done Right: The Art of Doing Nothing

The Sponsorship Collective

In today’s post, I am going to share a case study with you about one of the biggest corporate sponsorship deals I’ve worked on. This is an example of how I closed a major, multi-year corporate sponsor in a way that will surprise you.

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MetLife Foundation Community Impact Grant Program Opens Applications for Funding

NonProfit PRO

MetLife Foundation announced another request for proposal opportunity for its Community Impact Grant Program.

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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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Indigenous youth leaders encouraged to participate in Senate program

Charity Village

The Senate Committee on Indigenous Peoples is excited to launch Voices of Youth Indigenous Leaders 2024to spotlight the strengths of present-day First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and their inspirational young leaders. Are you a young Indigenous leader who inspires and motivates others through your work, art, academic achievements or actions?

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The Role of AI in Fund Accounting: How Blackbaud is Driving Innovation and Efficiency

sgEngage

The future of nonprofit accounting is analysis. Not bookkeeping. A Director of Finance at a nonprofit shared this sentiment with us during our research on the value of AI in fund accounting. At Blackbaud, we’ve seen the shift from manual data entry to deeper analysis first-hand. We’ve launched tools like automated payments and Insight Designer to help our clients get answers to their questions faster.

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The Complete Guide To Matching Grants & Gifts

CauseVox

Are you interested in turning a $100 donation into $200, even $300? Well the good news is that with a matching grant or matching gift, you can! Not only does every donation get doubled (or tripled) but with a match in place, 84% of donors say they’re more likely to give, and a staggering 1 in 3 say they would give a larger gift if matching is applied to their donation.

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Giving USA 2024 Insights from the Report’s Lead Researcher

NonProfit PRO

Join us on July 11th at 2pm for an exclusive first-look at Giving USA 2024 from the report’s lead researcher, Dr. Una Osili. Discuss the latest trends and findings from Giving USA 2024 and explore the implications on charitable giving and the nonprofit community. Don’t miss this exclusive first look, secure your spot now!

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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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Philanthropic Foundations Canada releases 2024 landscape report

Charity Village

As they celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) has released, in partnership with PhiLab. In this report, PhiLab and PFC partnered to create a post-doctoral role. The research project was managed through PFC and designed collaboratively with PFC staff and the researcher. The opportunity was to create a “landscape” report to […] The post Philanthropic Foundations Canada releases 2024 landscape report appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Make Your Capital Campaign an Effective Trojan Horse

sgEngage

Do you remember that huge wooden horse that the Greeks left outside the gates of Troy during the Trojan War? If not, here’s a refresher: The Greeks and the Trojans were fighting a bitter war. The Greeks pretended to withdraw and sail away from Troy, leaving an enormous wooden horse behind. And the Trojans, thinking this was a sign they had won the war, pulled the horse into their city and celebrated, not suspecting that a select force of Greek soldiers was hiding inside.

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Cause Marketing for the Small Shop

The Sponsorship Collective

In part one of this series “Sponsorship and Cause Marketing: Common Mistakes” we took a look at sponsorship and some of the things holding back the small shop in that area. In this article, we are going to turn our attention to cause related marketing for the small shop.

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