Sat.May 04, 2024 - Fri.May 10, 2024

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10 Tips to Thank and Retain Your Donors

NonProfit PRO

Nothing should be more personal and passionate than thanking donors. Here are 10 lessons that are essential to retaining and upgrading donors.

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2024 Social Media Statistics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A supplemental post to 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the statistics listed below can guide your nonprofit in creating and maintaining a successful social media strategy. Facebook Facebook has 3.05 billion monthly active users of which 65% access the site daily and spend an average of 40 minutes per day on the platform. [ HootSuite ] By 2027, Facebook will reach 75% of the world’s population and is currently the world’s third most trafficked website after

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What’s in My Inbox | How is Your Nonprofit Growing Your Email List?

Pamela Grow

The goal of growing your email list should play a primary role in every nonprofit’s yearly fundraising plan. Always. Email is more important than your Facebook, TikTok, or Instagram followers combined. Why? Because it’s only through email that you can build a one-to-one relationship online. To say nothing of the old maxim “never build your house on rented land.

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California Amends Digital Fundraising Regulation

NonProfit PRO

California recently amended a law regulating digital fundraising platforms. Here are some of the changes nonprofits should look out for.

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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 Build a Better Nonprofit Budget in Less Time and with Less Stress

sgEngage

Like a good recipe, your nonprofit budget requires high-quality ingredients, easy-to-follow steps, and a knowledgeable cook or two to put it together. Without those, it can be a struggle just to make a plate of spaghetti. But when you have all the pieces—accurate data, a clear process, and a finance team to put it together—you can make a three-course meal look easy.

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Join Us! Southeast Regional Conference

VisionLink

Join us May 7-10, 2024, at the 2024 United Way Southeastern Regional Conference held at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama. from May 7-10, 2024. The Southeast Regional Conference (SERC) has served as the United Way's premier regional learning opportunity for more than 60 years. Engaging workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, and innovation knowledge exchange provide United Way leaders with multiple avenues for learning and networking.

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4 Ways to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s Great Content

NonProfit PRO

There is more competition than ever for your audience's attention. Here's how to amplify your organization's content to grab their attention.

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9 tech grants for your nonprofit in 2024

DonorDock

Discover 9 tech grants for your nonprofit in 2024! From funding for donor management and design tools to website overhauls and hardware purchases, these grants can help propel your organization forward!

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Join Us! Nat'l VOAD Conference

VisionLink

Join us Monday, May 6th - Thursday, May 9th, in Phoenix, Arizona, for the annual NVOAD conference. This annual gathering of Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster is the nation's leading gathering of non-profit and faith-based disaster response agencies. Among these member agencies and their staff and volunteers are some of the most experienced practitioners ready to guide their communities through the short and long-term steps of disaster recovery.

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How to ask for an employment reference

Charity Village

References are an important part of the hiring process. They help your prospective employer better understand you, the skills you offer, and what working alongside you will be like. Being asked to provide a reference is a great sign that an organization likes you! However, it is not a guarantee that you have the job. […] The post How to ask for an employment reference appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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 Illuminates Gen Z Philanthropic Giving Behavior

NonProfit PRO

The Blackbaud Institute released a report showing trends in Gen Z's generosity, what motivates them to give, and more.

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Gen Z Donors Giving In Their Own Way, New Data Shows

The NonProfit Times

The estimated 70 million Americans who belong to Generation Z show a promising commitment to the values of giving and generosity. This is underscored by the 84% of them who support charitable causes in some way and the 59% who do so through donations. This next generation is reshaping the giving landscape in ways predictably reflective of their status as digital natives while rallying around priority causes like social justice and climate change.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Should Your Board Have Term Limits?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a development director who wants advice on how to enact board term limits: Dear Charity Clairity, We don’t have term limits for our board and, as the development director, I think this is becoming a problem.

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Empowering organizations through the 2024 ParticipACTION Community Challenge presented by Novo Nordisk

Charity Village

Finding a balance between work and wellness is crucial in a fast-paced world. The 2024 ParticipACTION Community Challenge presented by Novo Nordisk helps people in communities across Canada get active where they live, learn, work and play. When organizations participate in the Community Challenge, they can be leaders in health, inclusivity, and community spirit.

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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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3 Grammar Rules You Can’t Break in Fundraising Copy (and Some That You Can)

NonProfit PRO

Good copywriting is informal and conversational, which helps engage donors. However, there are three rules that must not be broken.

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Grow Or Stagnate?: Nurturing A Growth Mindset

The NonProfit Times

By Olga Moshinsky Woltman “The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.” – Carol Dweck It is a truth universally acknowledged that employees who are motivated to continuously learn and grow will be the ones to take on new challenges, innovate, and problem-solve. The concept of growth mindset, developed by psychologist Carol Dweck, is described as a belief that our abilities and intelligence can be developed and impro

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April 2024’s Awesome Sponsorship Activations

The Sponsorship Collective

Welcome! If you’re reading this, it’s officially May, which means we’re nearly midway through the year already. The sponsorship activations are heating up, which leaves me with the itch to share some of the most inspiring examples that occurred throughout April.

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Canada’s Volunteer Awards – Celebrating Canadians who make a Difference

Charity Village

The Call for Nominations are Now Open for Canada’s Volunteer Awards 2024 The Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA) is accepting nominations until June 12, 2024. Now is your chance to recognize the impact that outstanding volunteers, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, and socially responsible businesses create in your communities. You can play a role in recognizing […] The post Canada’s Volunteer Awards – Celebrating Canadians who make a Difference appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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Round 1 Applications Are Now OPEN!

NonProfit PRO

The 2024 IMAGINE Grant cycle is now open. Whether your organization is looking for Momentum to Modernize, eager to Go Further, Faster, or innovate as a Pathfinder, round one submissions are due by 11:59PM EDT on June 3, 2024. Visit the submission portal today to download guidelines, review criteria for evaluation, and submit your proposal!

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Gift Acceptance Policies: Templates and FAQs for Nonprofits

Double the Donation

Gift acceptance policies are an essential but easily overlooked part of nonprofit management. You won’t miss them until you need them, and then you’ll wish you’d created them earlier!

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Strategies To Re-Engage Your Lapsed Donors

Bloomerang

What comes to mind when you hear “ lapsed donors ”? Do you feel embarrassed because it’s been a while since you last communicated with them? Maybe you’ve tried numerous ‘ win back’ campaigns that failed to convert them, and you’re wondering whether you should just delete them from your database. Don’t do it! A massive generational shift in giving is happening right now with donors aged 60 and older.

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National Institute of Disability Management and Research announces new Reducing Poverty through Early Intervention and Occupational Rehabilitation Initiative

Charity Village

The National Institute of Disability Management and Research (NIDMAR) announced the new Reducing Poverty through Early Intervention and Occupational Rehabilitation Initiative. The Initiative aims to support individuals who have acquired a physical or mental health impairment and their employer in the return-to-work journey. Participants will be connected to a Certified Disability Management Professional (CDMP) for […] The post National Institute of Disability Management and Research announ

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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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A Conversation to Guide Your Generative AI Journey

NonProfit PRO

Being a nonprofit leader is different than being a leader in the private sector. The role comes with a unique set of challenges – and that was before the insurgence of Generative AI tools can capabilities. The team at AWS for Nonprofits exists to support the unique needs of nonprofit leaders like you. From security, to digital experience, to charting your Generative AI journey, your AWS Account Executive (a free resource) exists to support you.

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Developing a communications plan stays relevant, fresh, and actionable

Big Duck

Learn how to make a communications plan that is clear enough to get results and flexible enough to pivot when the unexpected happens.

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27 Things You Can Do to Bring in More Sponsorship Dollars Right Now (Without a Sponsorship Package)

The Sponsorship Collective

Our sector has an outright obsession with the sponsorship package! Of course, sponsorship packages have their place and play a role in sponsorship sales, and I’ve written about the subject extensively here. If you find yourself focused on building the perfect sponsorship deck before you start talking to sponsors, you’re in big trouble.

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Understanding the generosity of Gen Z and Millennials: An Interview with Wen-Chih O’Connell from PayPal Giving Fund Canada

Charity Village

Interested in learning more about this topic? Join us as we partner with PayPal Giving Fund Canada and GoFundMe to host a free webinar on May 23, Optimizing your Digital Fundraising for the Future. Register today. How are young people in Canada giving back to charity? In our April 2024 CharityVillage Connects podcast episode, we took […] The post Understanding the generosity of Gen Z and Millennials: An Interview with Wen-Chih O’Connell from PayPal Giving Fund Canada appeared first on Char

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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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10 Reasons to Break Free from Spreadsheets

NonProfit PRO

Streamlining processes and understanding your data is key to success. If you’re still using spreadsheets and manual processes to piece together and track program data, you're missing out on key benefits that a streamlined system can offer. Download this guide to learn how siloed information may be holding your organization back, how you can gain control of your data, and how a case management solution can help you maximize your impact and secure more funding.

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Closing racial wealth gaps with community land trusts 

Candid

While the debate around the politics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and social impact investing goes on, the fact remains that there is a yawning racial wealth gap in the United States. Estimates vary, but the median household net worth of white families is about seven times that of Black families and five times that of Latinx families. This concentration of wealth in smaller and smaller corners of the U.S. economy creates immediate and long-term economic and social challenges that

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How to harness persuasion: Cialdini’s 6 principles and you

Hands on Fundraising

How to harness persuasion: Cialdini’s 6 principles and you How do you persuade someone to help your cause? Maybe a little neuropsychology will help. But first, I’m not a scientist. But as a fundraiser, I think neuromarketing is fascinating. That’s why I love Roger Dooley’s blog. I find he often sparks new fundraising ideas for […] The post How to harness persuasion: Cialdini’s 6 principles and you appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Organizations hosting free tax clinics invited to apply for CVITP grant

Charity Village

The Canada Revenue Agency announced a call for grant applications for the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP) and the Income Tax Assistance – Volunteer Program (ITAVP). The grant will provide financial support based on eligible expenses and the number of tax returns filed. Eligible organizations are invited to apply, based on the following organizational […] The post Organizations hosting free tax clinics invited to apply for CVITP grant appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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.