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How Nonprofit Accounting is Different from Small Business Accounting

sgEngage

Accounting is an essential part of any ongoing enterprise. It is the meticulous process of recording and organizing financial transactions and is the backbone of the financial system for both nonprofit organizations and small businesses. And while the fundamental principles of accounting remain constant across different entities, the way those entities approach accounting varies a lot based on the nature of their organization.

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Bring In More Gifts with Short Donation Messages [+ Examples]

Donorbox

You may have heard that the average human attention span is down to 8.25 seconds – nearly a second shorter than a goldfish. This statistic tells us that shorter – yet still impactful – messaging is the key to capturing attention and securing more donations. This isn’t to say that humans aren’t interested in compelling […] The post Bring In More Gifts with Short Donation Messages [+ Examples] appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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4 Ways to Become a Better Leader

NonProfit PRO

Leading a nonprofit is no easy task, particularly in 2023, when 40% of nonprofit leaders cited “lack of resources” as their biggest challenge, with another 35% indicating “staff turnover.” Here are some ways you can become a better leader.

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How to Motivate Your Board Members to Fundraise

Donorbox

How much giving can you attribute to your board this year? What about last year? If you’re noticing that your board fundraising is lagging, it may be time to evaluate your strategy and try some new tactics to get your board members more involved in your organization’s fundraising. Fundraising has always been a part of […] The post How to Motivate Your Board Members to Fundraise appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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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It’s Giving Season. Here’s how to donate wisely.

Candid

Giving Season has arrived. This time of year serves as a reminder to give generously, with an emphasis on charitable giving. Companies advertise their year-end fundraising drives. Volunteers sit outside grocery stores, ringing bells and encouraging shoppers to donate to their cause. There’s a good reason for these efforts: donors tend to be more generous during the final two months of the year.

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Ring in The New Year with 3 Strategies to Elevate Your Impact in 2024 – 12/13/23

Association Analytics

Set the stage for an outstanding 2024 by joining our upcoming webinar. We'll reveal 3 easy-to-implement strategies to get the most from your data programs.

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Getting your Not-for-Profit Organization’s Financial Operations Ready for 2024

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: November 23, 2023. Summary: 2024 is going to be another challenging year. Economic uncertainty remains, interest rates are still high, and money is hard to come by. Now is the time to prepare. In this webinar, Enkel focuses on: Helping you get the right people in the right seats on your finance team […] The post Getting your Not-for-Profit Organization’s Financial Operations Ready for 2024 appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How the Marine Corp Association & Foundation improved member retention with Nimble AMS Predictions and Salesforce Einstein AI

Nimble AMS

Everyone is talking about Artificial Intelligence (AI). But is your association ready to start leveraging it? More and more organizations are choosing to invest in Artificial Intelligence; however, associations still are slow to embrace this trend. Community Brands research found that only 12% of professional or trade organizations currently have AI or machine learning technology, and only 17% plan on adopting the technology in the future.

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Member Retention Strategies For Professional Associations

Association Analytics

There is strength in numbers, and that means your association needs to do everything it can to increase member retention. Achieving a stable membership will increase your association’s revenue growth and make it easier to recruit new members. This is where establishing strong member retention strategies comes into play. Here are some member retention best practices to help you hold onto your members.

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Why Everyone Can’t Be in Your Nonprofit’s Community

NonProfit PRO

If everyone is in your community, doors wide open, you just have a crowd with no shared idea, diluted passion and a cacophony of voices. Here's how to make sure the right people are in your nonprofit's community.

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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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It’s time to transform philanthropy: An interview with Andrew Chunilall from Community Foundations of Canada

Charity Village

In our May 2023 CharityVillage Connects podcast episode, we took a hard look at the world of philanthropy, especially how foundations, both public and private, operate in Canada. For this episode, we interviewed Andrew Chunilall, CEO of Community Foundations Canada. In our interview, Andrew talked about some of the barriers historically preventing philanthropic funds from […] The post It’s time to transform philanthropy: An interview with Andrew Chunilall from Community Foundations of Cana

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How can you bring accessibility and inclusion into your communications?

Big Duck

Discover how accessibility and inclusion impact nonprofit communications and learn to design effective internal processes for your organization.

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Ring in The New Year with 3 Strategies to Elevate Your Impact in 2024

Association Analytics

Get ahead of the curve by watching our On-Demand webinar where we reveal details on how to implement these 3 easy strategies to get the most from your data p.

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Identify New Prospects to Broaden Your Donor Pool

NonProfit PRO

You have an opportunity, if properly cultivated, to build long-term successful financial supporters for your organization if you can identify new prospects. Here are some tips for identifying prospects who may turn out to contribute greatly to your cause.

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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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Menopause Foundation of Canada report reveals need for better workplace supports

Charity Village

The Menopause Foundation of Canada released the Menopause and Work in Canada report, sponsored by Sun Life, which reveals the need for better workplace supports. The study found that unmanaged symptoms of menopause can cost the economy an estimated $3.5 billion per year, with individuals experiencing menopause bearing the brunt of the costs. There are […] The post Menopause Foundation of Canada report reveals need for better workplace supports appeared first on CharityVillage.

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2023 Nonprofit Holiday Gift Guide

Media Cause

As we approach the season of giving, our team has compiled a list of gifts that give back. At Media Cause, we are fortunate to work with amazing organizations that impact change in the world every day. This year, if you’re looking for gifts, why not pick a gift that has a little extra meaning and supports a great organization? Here are a few of our favorite items available from nonprofit ecomm stores this year.

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Using Data to Make Annual Giving Work for You

sgEngage

Annual giving folk are a strange breed. I know because I’m one of them. We aren’t tempted by the glamour and glitz of major gifts , the gold-lettered names on a wall or building. No, we prefer to build relationships en masse, using data-driven insights to tell us what our donors really want. But, what if you’re the kind of fundraiser who is expected to complete your annual giving program “off the side of your desk,” with no fancy agency to guide you on the latest trends, no idea what your donors

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Donor-Advised Fund Report: Grants to Charities Increase 9%, Hitting a New Record High

NonProfit PRO

The "2023 Donor-Advised Fund Report" showed that the value of DAF grantmaking to charitable organizations increased 9%. In 2022, DAFs continued to be one of the most reliable funding sources for charitable organizations.

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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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Government Grant Writing, Part 2: Tips for a successful application

Charity Village

This article is the second in a two-part series on government grant writing. Read the first article here. Congratulations! You have determined that your organization is eligible to apply for a funding opportunity and that applying is a good strategic decision. Now the fun begins! Proposals for government funders vary widely in complexity, length, and […] The post Government Grant Writing, Part 2: Tips for a successful application appeared first on CharityVillage.

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5 Strategies to Attract Sponsorship to Your Music Festival 

The Sponsorship Collective

According to GitHub resource Gitnux, 32 million Americans go to music festivals per year. If you need context, the state population of California in 2014 was 38.8 million and 26.9 million in Texas that same year.

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Nonprofit Marketing Funnels 101: How to Use Every Stage Like a Pro!

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit marketing funnels are a key framework for engaging supporters through each step of the donor journey. Explore our top tips for every stage!

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Report: Nonprofits Face Challenges in Worker Stress, Public Trust and Donor Participation

NonProfit PRO

The health and future of the nonprofit sector could be in jeopardy if changes are not made, reveals the "Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Annual Review." The report provides a snapshot of the sector, illustrating how donor behavior, staff mental health, public trust, and advocacy are tied together.

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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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Develop your Interview Toolbox: The foundation for acing your next job interview

Charity Village

An Interview Toolbox lays the foundation for job interviewing success. Let’s start by reviewing the STARF Method (also commonly known as the STAR method), which is a technique for answering interview questions. It gives the interviewee a straightforward approach to answering questions, typically behavioural and situational, in a story-like format.

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The MONGO Dilemma: To Collaborate or Not?

Blue Avocado

Many nonprofits overlook the opportunity to partner with existing organizations in favor of creating their own programs and solutions. The post The MONGO Dilemma: To Collaborate or Not? appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Maximizing Sponsorship Opportunities for Your Podcast’s Growth: The Ultimate FAQ

The Sponsorship Collective

Podcast sponsorship is a quickly growing arena, yet many podcast hosts don’t know the first thing about sponsorship. Unlike a corporation or a volunteer organization with a large team of people to oversee sponsorship operations, a podcast might be a one-man operation or have a very small team.

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Raise More Funds by Building Trust Online

Tech Soup

It's easy to underestimate the importance of trust in fundraising. Not only do your donors trust that you'll put their money in the right places, but they also rely on you to process their donation securely and protect them from cyberthreats. By making small changes to your online website and brand, you can show prospective donors that you are taking care of their personal and financial details.

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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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Call for proposals for the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative

Charity Village

The Government of Canada launched a Call for Proposals under the Supporting Black Canadian Communities Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to strengthen the capacity of Black-led and Black-serving community-based organizations throughout Canada. Black-led registered nonprofits serving the Black community are eligible to apply for up to $105,000 in funding.

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Asymmetric Expectation of Gratitude: What it is, and why it’s harmful to our work

Nonprofit AF

[Image description: A heart-shaped green leaf standing upright out of a knot made of rope.

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Don’t Make These Common Mistakes When Filing Your Form 990

sgEngage

Your tax-exempt status may keep you from having to file traditional tax returns, but maintaining the designation comes with its own labyrinth of forms, requirements, and deadlines. The form 990 series is designed to provide the IRS—and the public—information about your organization’s programs and activities as well as your revenue, expenses, and assets.

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How and Why to Track Your Donor Acquisition Rate

Neon CRM

Do you set donor acquisition goals? If you do, you’ll probably want to track your donor acquisition rate. It’s an important metric that will help you gauge how effectively you’re engaging new supporters, and it can also give you insight into which of your fundraising and marketing campaigns are most effective. Here’s how to calculate your donor acquisition rate and what to do with that information once you have it.

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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.