Sat.Sep 16, 2023 - Fri.Sep 22, 2023

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Deepen the Donor Relationship by Focusing on the Donor Journey

Get Fully Funded

A solid donor relationship is the backbone of successful fundraising. When donors feel like they’re making a difference and that they’re valued for their contribution, they stick around and keep giving. Just like any other relationship in life, your relationships with your donors should be mutually beneficial and enjoyable. That means you should think about what your donor gets out of your relationship.

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5 Ways to Give Your Nonprofit’s Email Newsletter a Makeover

NonProfit PRO

When marketers think of their email newsletters, they may be placing too much emphasis on “news” and not enough on the “letter” aspect, and Ann Handley, chief content officer at MarketingProfs, sees this as an opportunity. Here are five email newsletter makeover tips that she shared.

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Solutions Day 2023—Beyond Answers to Insight

.orgSource

Even when you love your job, without the right support, it’s easy to experience symptoms of leadership fatigue like these. The thrill might not be gone. But genuine excitement is harder to find. Being in the first chair feels like living in a bubble. You could use some fresh advice. You wish that your morning coffee came with a side of creativity. Save the Date Register for.orgCommunity’s Solutions Day.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Nonprofit’s Google Ad Grants Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by Network for Good – an easy-to-use all-in-one nonprofit fundraising platform. What Metrics to Review When Analyzing Your Campaign Your campaign(s) up and running, it’s time to assess whether your campaign is performing up to par. We recommend running your campaign for at least a week to get sufficient data before analyzing performance. After a week, review the following data points: 1) CTR (Click-Through-Rate): The CTR is the number of times your ad is clicked on after it is visible

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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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How to Write A Donation Letter (+ Examples & Template)

Wild Apricot

Learn how to write the perfect donation letter by understanding the ins and outs of appeals, following simple best practices, and referencing these two stellar examples.

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Unlocking Volunteer Potential: Strategies for Impactful Nonprofit Engagement

NonProfit PRO

It is challenging to fully unlock volunteer potential. Spending countless hours to recruit and train volunteers only to have up to half of them never engage again is a loss of time and resources. Here are a few strategies to achieve impactful nonprofit engagement.

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[Free Webinar] Five Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2024

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Wendy Mercurio , Content & Education Specialist at Qgiv Preparing for the year ahead can be an exciting time for fundraisers. Reflecting on past successes and areas of improvement can rejuvenate any development team. To best allocate resources for the upcoming year, it’s crucial to know what’s trending in the world of philanthropy.

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A crash course on trends analysis using Candid’s Foundation 1000 data set 

Candid

One of the most common reasons people analyze Candid’s grant data is to understand year-over-year giving trends in the sector. To do so, it’s easy to assume that the best place to start is with as much data as possible. So, you may be surprised to learn that when we do trends analyses at Candid, we often don’t start with our full data set. Instead, we rely on a data set called the Foundation 1000.

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How to Use Inspiring Imagery to Drive Donations

NonProfit PRO

The right imagery can amplify the power of your nonprofit communications. However, pictures must be used correctly to achieve the best results. Let’s get into the nitty gritty of some image selection best practices.

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Beyond the snowflake report: A case against financial and outcomes accounting tailored to individual donors and funders

Nonprofit AF

[Image description: A closeup of a beautiful and intricate snowflake, clear in color, perching on some ice crystals.

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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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[Recordings] Earn a 2023 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts March 27, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate in 2023 — you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in August and September 2023: [$30] August 23 Recording: Website & Email Marketing Best Practices [$30] September 6 Recording: Online Fundraising Best Practices [$30] September 20 Recording: Social Media Best Practic

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Seamless Donations: Introducing Apple Pay and Google Pay in Bloomerang Payments

Bloomerang

In an era where many donors today rarely carry cash and pay for products daily with taps, apps, and 1-click buttons, nonprofits must adapt to acquire, retain and cultivate their biggest supporters. With this in mind, we’re excited to announce the next evolution of Bloomerang Payments – the integration of Google Pay and Apple Pay. This addition empowers nonprofits to tap into the exponential growth of digital wallets while providing donors with a seamless, convenient, and secure givin

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Answers to 5 Key Questions About Monthly Giving

NonProfit PRO

Fundraisers ask me questions about monthly giving all of the time. Here are the answers to some of those key questions, such as when to ask for monthly gifts and how to steward monthly donors.

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Event Sponsorship Levels: How to Build Sponsorship Packages + Free Template

Wild Apricot

Planning your next big event? How are you including sponsors? In this blog, check out sponsorship package examples for all event types plus a free template!

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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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14 things to consider when shopping for a new auditor

Charity Village

In October 2011, the new Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (CNCA) came into effect to govern not-for-profit corporations incorporated federally. In a nutshell, the Act was designed to ensure that organizations receiving public funds are sufficiently transparent and accountable for that income and its related spending. Depending on the size of your organization, and your gross […] The post 14 things to consider when shopping for a new auditor appeared first on CharityVillage.

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10 Elements That Contribute To Fundraising Success

Bloomerang

Depending on your perspective, one of the most thrilling or terrifying realities of making a request for time, talent, and treasure is that you really never know the outcome. It can be a resounding “yes,” “no thank you,” or “I’ll need more time to think about it.” By working hard and working smart, nonprofit leaders can increase the likelihood of a favorable response to a solicitation.

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6 Guiding Principles for a Successful Acquisition Strategy

NonProfit PRO

Because acquisition sets the stage for the relationship you will have with your donors, it is important to keep these six guiding principles in mind to successfully build your donor acquisition strategy.

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A Simple Nonprofit Donation Form Example (and Why It Works)

Neon CRM

There are zillions of articles about how to build the best nonprofit donation form. But sometimes seeing a donation form example can be more effective than simply learning about how to create one. What do the best practices for building a donation form look like in real life? Here’s an nonprofit donation form example that can help you envision what to include on your own site.

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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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2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report Infographic

Charity Village

Are you planning on hiring in the near future? Get detailed salary information relevant to your organizational size, and region. Plus, if you are looking for a role in the nonprofit sector, the 2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report will be a great resource for reference when negotiating your salary. The Canadian Nonprofit […] The post 2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report Infographic appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Moving Beyond Performance: Making DEI Actionable

Blue Avocado

If you want to make your organization a healthy space for all and overcome biases and prejudices, you have to do the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. It’s that simple. The post Moving Beyond Performance: Making DEI Actionable appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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How to Tell Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

NonProfit PRO

Financial storytelling isn’t number-crunching—it's a smart way to clearly communicate your financial position to your stakeholders, even if they’re not accountants. Download this whitepaper to understand how to tell your financial story in a way that boosts your sustainability and growth.

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How To Be Indispensable At Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Bruce Tulgan ’s book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work is all about how to win influence, beat overcommitment, and get the right things done in your workplace. Tulgan says that what truly sets “go-to people” apart is how they think and what they do, including: They understand the peculiar mathematics of real influence – doing the right thing for the long term.

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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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September “toolkit” to ease into the next season

Charity Village

This article was originally published on Big Cheese Coaching’s blog and is reprinted with permission. Feeling a bit daunted by the looming month ahead? Feeling overwhelmed with so much going on — all at once? Feeling a bit sad to see summer go? Over the years, I’ve written frequently about the return to the ‘busy season’ marked […] The post September “toolkit” to ease into the next season appeared first on CharityVillage.

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11 Best Practices For Building An Effective Nonprofit Donation Page

Bloomerang

When you’re fundraising online , your nonprofit donation page is often one of the first interactions people have with your organization, so it’s important to create an effective donation experience. Your fundraising software should allow you to build a custom donation page that encourages people to complete the donation process and is easy for your donors to use.

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Download the #GivingTuesday Ultimate Guide

NonProfit PRO

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner—are you prepared? Get ahead of the competition and create your most successful campaign ever with the #GivingTuesday Ultimate Guide eBook! Download the eBook to receive helpful tips and tricks for planning and sending communications, social and email messaging templates, a sample project calendar, examples of successful campaigns from other nonprofits, and more.

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Leader's Playbook For Perpetual Innovation

Eric Jacobsen Blog

For over twenty years, Dr. Behnam Tabrizi has taught organizational transformation at Stanford University in its Executive Program, which he also directs. And now he’s written, Going on the Offense: A Leader’s Playbook for Perpetual Innovation. In a seven-year study, Tabrizi found that companies that focus their energy on building a supportive, purpose-driven culture that keeps people on edge, and boldly adapts to new environments are the companies that truly excel.

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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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Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada accepting applications for Animal Welfare Organization Grants

Charity Village

The Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada is accepting applications for Animal Welfare Organization Grants to fund innovative animal welfare projects. All projects must align with the Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada’s Vision: That animals be well-cared for, are treated with respect, and that an enlightened ethic of animal care be fostered. Registered charities and nonprofits […] The post Animal Welfare Foundation of Canada accepting applications for Animal Welfare Organization Gran

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5 Tips To Foster a Positive Work Environment for Nonprofits

Hands on Fundraising

Guest post, thanks to Tim Badolato We all want a positive work environment. One of the biggest benefits of working at a nonprofit is knowing you’re making a difference. From your fundraising team to your board members, everyone who’s a part of your organization has a hand in supporting your mission. Your employees may feel […] The post 5 Tips To Foster a Positive Work Environment for Nonprofits appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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ClickBid Launches AuctionGPT, a New AI Assistant for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

ClickBid launched AuctionGPT as part of its mobile bidding software. AuctionGPT gives charities with limited resources access to the same type of technology as larger nonprofits, making it easier for them to promote their causes to a wider audience and make a meaningful difference.

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Building A Culture For Speed, Impact And Excellence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“When it comes to culture, one of the most glaring issues is that far too many leaders do not recognize it as one of their greatest competitive advantages,” says Matt Mayberry , author of the book, Culture Is The Way. Mayberry, former linebacker for the Chicago Bears and now keynote speaker and global expert in leadership development, culture change, and organizational performance, took the lessons he learned on the field and in the locker room straight to the boardroom.

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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.