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7 “Must Do’s” When Thanking Donors To Win Their Heart and Set Up Future Gifts

Get Fully Funded

There are two parts to thanking donors: Connecting with the donor’s brain by providing a gift receipt and more importantly, touching the donor’s heart by letting them know they are heroes for giving to your organization’s cause. You make the brain connection when you give them the data they need for their records. You spell their name correctly and thank them promptly.

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How to Enhance Your Nonprofit’s Written Content with Artificial Intelligence

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jessica Fox , writer at Eventgroove – a one-stop, integrated platform for events, fundraisers, and e-commerce driven to help its customers amplify their brand and reach their goals. People are talking about artificial intelligence—AI is everywhere. On social media and the news. At the dog park. On Zoom. At the office. Even at happy hour. The capabilities of AI are enough to make you think that Blade Runner might be prophetic, or that you too might have C3PO as an assistant someday.

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How New California Regulations Impact Digital Fundraising for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

A new California law aims to bring more transparency to digital fundraising as a whole. Let’s explore the aspects of the California law, how it impacts social media platforms, the implications for nonprofits that land on a block list and the steps a nonprofit needs to take to avoid non-compliance.

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Hire Fresh Talent—But Before You Shop, Check the Fridge

.orgSource

You learn a lot about consumer preferences by reading the reviews on Yelp. Thousands of users are eager to tell you what they love and what makes them crazy. You don’t have to spend much time on the site to understand the difference between outstanding and dismal. Whether it’s a restaurant, hotel, or doctor’s office, people create that five-star experience.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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Segmentation & Automation with Acumen Connector

Association Analytics

The post Segmentation & Automation with Acumen Connector appeared first on Association Analytics.

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4 Salesforce World Tour takeaways for your association

Nimble AMS

In mid- April , the Nimble AMS team attended the 2023 Salesforce World Tour in Washington DC. Our team joined thousands of industry peers and trailblazing association professionals to learn, network, and innovate at the free Sales force Tour event. After the event concluded, w e sat down with the onsite Nimble AMS team to discuss their experiences.

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The Ultimate Guide to Volunteer Appreciation

Wild Apricot

The post The Ultimate Guide to Volunteer Appreciation appeared first on WildApricot.

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Fall in Love with the Problem in Sponsorship 

The Sponsorship Collective

Sponsorship seekers tend to think of sponsors as these mighty companies with all their ducks in a row. To a first-time sponsorship seeker especially, they imagine these companies conduct business each day with nary a problem. I can understand where that perception comes from, especially if a company has a mile-long record of successful sponsorships. […] The post Fall in Love with the Problem in Sponsorship appeared first on The Sponsorship Collective.

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What’s your biggest weakness: Reimagining the traditional interview

Charity Village

This article was previously published by Impact Organizations of Nova Scotia and is reprinted with permission. Think about the makeup of the labour market in the mid-1900s: Would you have been part of the workforce? Would workplaces have been safe for you? Would you have been hired, and would your work have been considered valuable? The infrastructure for capitalism has been built around white supremacy, privileging […] The post What’s your biggest weakness: Reimagining the tradition

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The Challenges Business Executives Face When Transitioning to Nonprofit Leadership Roles

NonProfit PRO

Many bridgers — business leaders who venture into the nonprofit world — find it harder to succeed in this sector than they initially thought. I talked to five leaders who made the transition to get their insights and share the realizations they had after facing unexpected challenges.

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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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How to Use QR Codes to Speed Up Event Check-In

Wild Apricot

The post How to Use QR Codes to Speed Up Event Check-In appeared first on WildApricot.

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Come and get it! The 2023 M+R Benchmarks Study is served!

M+R

The maître d’ has called your name, the table is set, and the napkins are folded up like fancy little swans: it’s time to dig in to a year’s worth of M+R Benchmarks charts, findings, and insights at mrbenchmarks.com ! This year we are serving up data from 215 amazing nonprofit partners, with a refreshing mix of fundraising, advocacy, engagement, and marketing.

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ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index shows Gen Z feeling less happy

Charity Village

The ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index (“Index”), is a monthly measure that examines the happiness of Canadians in the workplace, including employees and self-employed individuals. The April Index shows Gen Z workers and those located in Québec and the Prairies saw the sharpest decrease in their Work Happiness Scores, when compared to March.

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Should You Solicit Donors With Cognitive Impairments?

NonProfit PRO

The average age of donors is 65. An estimated one in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. If you were in a meeting with a prospective donor for a major or planned gift, what would you do if you did detect cognitive decline?

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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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10 Brilliant Social Media Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Bloomerang

Having a strategic social media communications plan in place is a must for nonprofits. With 3.78 billion social media users in 2021 – an increase of five percent from a year ago – it’s a valuable communication channel that should be part of your mix. Your donors and supporters are on social media and you need to be too! At the heart of a strong social communications plan is relevant and compelling content.

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Chatbots for Nonprofits

Tech Soup

For busy organizations with limited staff, chatbots can be a great resource to save time and get user requests to the right person. Depending on the tool you choose, you can use chatbots to communicate with your contacts, collect relevant information, and send them to the resources they need. Chatbots can interpret natural language and reply immediately, rather than waiting for a response from a member of your busy team.

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5 Creative Ideas & Tips for Nonprofit Email Campaigns

Nonprofits Source

Email is a major communication channel for many nonprofits. It’s a relatively inexpensive way to connect with your supporters and an essential part of most fundraising campaigns. But since emails are low-cost and easy to send, your supporters get a lot of them. Brands, nonprofits, and personal connections all clamor for their attention. How can you make your campaign stand out in overcrowded inboxes?

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2023 Global Philanthropy Tracker Finds $70B in Cross-border Philanthropic Giving at Height of COVID-19

NonProfit PRO

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI released the 2023 Global Philanthropy Tracker (GPT), the 11th edition of this unique index that offers a comprehensive picture of the scale and scope of worldwide cross-border philanthropy.

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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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A checklist for a successful start at your new job

Charity Village

Beginning a new job is both exciting and terrifying! In your new role, you will need to quickly settle in and understand how your role fits within the organization. This process can sometimes feel like being a fish out of water. However, by preparing for your first day, not only can you understand your new […] The post A checklist for a successful start at your new job appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Advancing racial equity for effective environmental grantmaking 

Candid

We are alive in what will, no doubt, be considered a pivotal moment for the power of philanthropic giving. As equity emerges as the lynchpin of decades of investment for generations of impact, Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) is clear on its role to facilitate the shift from discussion to tangible action and offers deep data to affect the course of racial equity as a relevant lens for environmental philanthropy.

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Why Executive Directors Need L&D to Execute a Smooth Succession

Blue Avocado

Learn about what makes a good talent management strategy and how investing in learning and development helps organizations fill their leadership pipeline. The post Why Executive Directors Need L&D to Execute a Smooth Succession appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 77: How Artificial Intelligence Can Streamline Your Prospect Research

NonProfit PRO

Jon Thompson of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Nathan Chappell of DonorSearch AI join the NonProfit Voice to discuss the role artificial intelligence has played in the nonprofit’s success — including improved responses and larger donations.

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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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[Webinar] Finding your Hidden Gems: Donor Segmentation, Analysis and Stewardship

CauseVox

Are you tired of the donor acquisition treadmill? Many organizations are heavily focused on donor acquisition, spending a fortune on campaigns aimed at bringing in those new names. Great, you have a list of new donors, now what? Should you restart the entire process again in a few months? Next year? How about looking inwards instead of outwards? The most efficient fundraising campaigns are those that focus on existing connections, not in building new ones.

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What does it actually mean to show up as a “good” board member?

Big Duck

The post What does it actually mean to show up as a “good” board member? appeared first on Big Duck.

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Event Speaker 101: How to Make Connections With Superstar Speakers!

Wild Apricot

The post Event Speaker 101: How to Make Connections With Superstar Speakers! appeared first on WildApricot.

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First Impressions Matter. Free Download

NonProfit PRO

In this e-book, discover how to tailor the donor experience and align your mission with what the donor values and build a generous partnership together. Download your free copy of "The Art of First Impressions" today.

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

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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Beyond the Venue: Innovative Platforms for Charitable Events

sgEngage

There are always questions about the future of fundraising: What trends will take hold? What new technology will be the must-have tool? What digital disruptor will cause organizations to change how they do business? The answers to those questions are constantly being written and rewritten, but these last few years have shown us that the most successful fundraising organizations are those that try new strategies, take calculated risks, and, most importantly, focus on being proactive.

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What is training and development?

Gyrus

Training and development programs, supported by an LMS, help organizations upskill their workforce and gain a competitive advantage. Here's how organizations can proceed with it.

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Volunteer Training for Nonprofits: How to Build Your Dream Team!

Wild Apricot

The post Volunteer Training for Nonprofits: How to Build Your Dream Team! appeared first on WildApricot.

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Vanguard Charitable Adds New Investments with Emphasis on Active Management

NonProfit PRO

For the second time in six months, Vanguard Charitable has added new investments to enhance its donors’ charitable asset allocation options. The 16 recently added investments offer donors greater portfolio customization capability, especially among U.S. equity options and active-strategy investments.

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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.