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How to Boost Your Association's Member Engagement

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4 Pros and 4 Cons to Creating a Microsite for Your Event

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4 Pros and Cons to Creating a Microsite for Your Event As your association grows, so does the content you produce.

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Why You Should Do A Cost-Benefit Analysis Before Throwing Your Next Nonprofit Fundraising Event


I confess to having a love/hate relationship with fundraising events. I love them as a major donor cultivation tool, but I hate them for everything else! At its best, a nonprofit fundraising event is fun. These events divert attention from one-to-one fundraising efforts, which can be intimidating.

Donor Fatigue Is a Myth

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It’s amazing to me the wild stories nonprofit leaders and fundraisers make up in their heads about why donors are not giving. It’s like you’re trying to develop excuses not to go out and fundraise — and you’re a fundraiser! Direct Response Donor Relationship Management Retention

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

Luck Is Not a Strategy: The Process of Effectively Securing Grants


I started writing grant proposals when I was in my 20s, working as a fundraiser for a small but dynamic grassroots environmental organization in Alaska.

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8 Ways to Keep Former Nonprofit Board Members Engaged


Your former board members are an untapped treasure trove. Just think of all they’ve done for your nonprofit over the years! . They likely completed at least one or more board terms. That’s as many as six years—or perhaps even more depending on the by-laws.

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The Role of Data Warehouses in Nonprofit Technology Strategies

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Written by Kestryl Lowrey and Stephen Earheart. When you migrate to Salesforce, you become deeply familiar with your organization’s data—the volume, the quality, and the insights it can provide.

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13 Steps to the Perfect Year-End Giving Campaign in 2021


Year-end giving is a great opportunity for nonprofits to meet their fundraising goals. Approximately 31% of all annual giving occurs in December and approximately 12% of all annual giving occurs in the last three days of December.

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Vaccine Mandates are Legal and Effective. It’s Time for Nonprofits and Foundations to Implement Them.

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Back in June, as COVID numbers decreased, like many of you I was excited about the prospect of getting back

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.

4 Tips For Telling Nonprofit Stories About Difficult Subjects


In the nonprofit world, we often walk a delicate tightrope when it comes to the stories we tell. Many nonprofits deal with difficult subjects—illness, hunger, abuse, war, loneliness, addiction—and it’s often detailed accounts of those subjects that inspire people to give.

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7 Steps to Successful Donor Management


For nonprofits that are just starting out, managing donors manually with a spreadsheet might seem feasible. But as you acquire more donors and gather more donor data, you'll find that donor management isn't as easy it sometimes seems.

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Zen and the Art of the Nonprofit Donation Receipt


Writing an effective nonprofit donation receipt is important, but it doesn’t have to be stressful! Your receipts should be practical, including all necessary information about your organization and the donor’s contribution. But a well-crafted donation receipt has lots of other benefits.

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The Complete Guide to Diversifying Your Nonprofit Revenue Streams

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Whether you work for a large nonprofit or run a small two-person shop, the question “How do we bring in more revenue?” ” is probably constantly running through your mind. After all, nonprofits are driven by the need to raise funds to support. fundraising

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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.

How To Do A Donor Cultivation Event


Considering doing a donor cultivation event ? Smart decision! According to fundraising expert and author Penelope Burk, 67% of respondents attending a donor cultivation event credited it as the reason why they made their gift. . The number one thing donors want is to know they make a difference.

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Avoid Bias and a Cookie-Cutter Approach With Research

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Expert research is essential for a nonprofit to achieve its potential for both a major fundraising campaigns and strategic planning. Strategic Planning

14 Easy Thanksgiving Fundraising Ideas (Updated 2021)| Donorbox


It’s important to give thanks. It’s equally as important to ensure your organization stays afloat. Around 25% or more of all annual giving in the U.S. occurs during the last three months of the year.

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The Storytelling Framework That Will Inspire Your Nonprofit Supporters To Take Action


For organizations that are trying to connect with their supporters, telling a compelling story is essential.

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.

Tips for Hosting a Virtual Peer-to-Peer Event


Peer-to-peer events have been successfully reimagined in the wake of event cancellations caused by the coronavirus pandemic. How successfully reimagined, you ask? Well, here at Qgiv, we found that our nonprofit clients managed to raise the mean donation amount from $127.86 to $133.31

Volunteer Fundraisers Could Be Twice as Persuasive as They Think

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One of the hurdles that organizations that depend on volunteer fundraisers must overcome is people’s aversion to asking others for money on the organization’s behalf. It isn’t just money by the way. Peer to Peer Volunteers

5 Helpful Tips for Getting the Most Out of Nonprofit Fundraising Season


The last quarter of the year is a great time for fundraising. December is often the busiest time of year for donations — particularly as the year comes to a close. Around 31% of donations are made in December alone and 12% come in the final three days of the year.

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Fundraising isn’t easy

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Fundraising isn’t easy. And there are no magic shortcuts. My friend Ephraim reminded me of this recently. Nonprofit board members or even staff leaders suggesting fundraisers just… call Oprah. Or Bill. Or whats-his-name with the spaceship… That’s not how it works. Really.

How to Start a Monthly Giving Program in 5 Simple Steps


Six out of every ten donors will stop giving to your organization next year – but you can reverse that trend with the right fundraising strategy. Your existing donors actually have the most potential. They know you, they gave to you, and they most likely want to give more.

Teacher Crowdfunder Receives iHeartMedia Support and Corporate Match for Back-to-School Fundraisers

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Public school teachers spend nearly $500 of their own money on school supplies every year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

One Foot in Two Worlds—Expert Advice on Hybrid Events, Podcasts, and AV Tech


Laird Crawford has straddled the virtual and in-person worlds for some time now. He edits the mumbles out of podcasts and makes people look better on video than they do in person. Over the last 25 years, Laird’s company, Ian Ryan Interactive, has been my go-to for audio-visual success.

Online and Silent Auction Software: 8 Top Providers Reviewed


Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven an increasing number of organizations to invest in software solutions to interact with their supporters.

Three Things Every Virtual Fundraiser Can Learn From Twitch

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Last year, streamers raised more than $83 million for charity on Twitch. How did they do it, and what can nonprofits learn from their success? Twitch is a $15 billion streaming platform that is known for its gaming content, but, in actuality, is populated with all manner of self-made streamers.

AmeriCorps Launches 9/11 Day Search Tool for Nonprofit Service Opportunities

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A new search tool makes it easier for volunteers to find local causes participating in the annual Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. Volunteers

How To Run The Best Crowdfunding Campaign For Your Nonprofit


Thinking of running a crowdfunding campaign for your nonprofit? In 2020, the online revenue for nonprofits grew 32%.

Bloomerang Appoints Ann Fellman as Chief Marketing Officer


Company Adds to Leadership Team to Accelerate Delivery of Solutions for Nonprofits. Bloomerang, the complete donor management solution for thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits, announced they welcomed Ann Fellman as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).

Force Multiplier Podcast Episode 3: Workforce Development

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Jobs have, understandably, been an especially hot topic over the last year and a half. For much of 2020, the lack of jobs — and the skyrocketing unemployment that resulted — made headlines.