Sat.Apr 27, 2024 - Fri.May 03, 2024

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3 Key Areas That Optimize Your Nonprofit Board’s Governance

NonProfit PRO

How much information do nonprofit board members need to do their jobs? Your board should have information in these three areas.

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Setting Goals for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Goal setting is vital for seeing success in your nonprofit. Read more to discover how to set smart goals for your nonprofit plus great examples to help you brainstorm!

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The nonprofit rut, and what we can do about it

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, I am writing from Nairobi Kenya, where I am listening to local leaders and engaging in reflections about.

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Viral Challenges for Nonprofits: A Blueprint for Digital Marketing Success

NonProfit PRO

Viral challenges can help nonprofits raise awareness and donations. Here's how to successfully leverage them in your digital marketing.

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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 Engage New Donors with Instagram Storytelling

DonorPerfect

Are you a development director looking to acquire new donors and augment your organization’s impact? By now, you know that social media works wonders for expanding your reach. Still, it can be challenging to optimize your posts and inspire new donors to engage. That’s where strategic storytelling can help, and specifically, using Instagram Reels can Read More » The post How to Engage New Donors with Instagram Storytelling appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Still Confused About AI, Learn the Facts A-Bot Us!

.orgSource

How many articles about AI have you read? Too many? Despite all the information, are you still a little confused about where this adventure is going? Let me begin with a disclaimer. Generative AI is not a gift that lends itself to neat packaging. The beauty of this technology is its limitless potential. Exploring those possibilities can take you on a trip down a deep and twisty rabbit hole.

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Strengthen Your Nonprofit With These 4 Key Strategies for Capacity Building

NonProfit PRO

Strengthening your organization's capacity turbocharges your ability to create tangible change. Here's how to kickstart your growth.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

VisionLink

How is your mental health? And what about the mental health of your friends and family? Is it true that hundreds of thousands of people struggle with mental health issues? No way! Yes, this is true. In fact, mental health issues can affect anyone and are more prevalent than most people believe. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ( SAMHSA ) shared the following facts about the prevalence of mental health issues: In 2020, about: One in 5 American adults experienced a men

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Here’s how we can all make a difference for youth who have a disability and want to work

Charity Village

Photography courtesy Hilary Gauld | One for the Wall Photography and Canadian Down Syndrome Society Did you know that in 2022, 27% of Canadians aged 15 and older had at least one disability? That amounts to eight million Canadians. And it represents an increase of 4.7%, or 1.8 million more people, since 2017. These were […] The post Here’s how we can all make a difference for youth who have a disability and want to work appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Supercharge Your Intern Program: 18 Proven Assignment Ideas Across Marketing, Data, & More

Whole Whale

In order to really avoid the ‘what do I do next?’ problem, here is an awesome list of potential tasks that might be perfect for your interns. This is an excerpt from Whole Whale’s book – The Simple Guide to Building an Awesome Internship Program , now available on Amazon. This book draws on case studies from Donor’s Choose, DoSomething.org, Idealist.org, Move For Hunger, Women Deliver, The USO and decades of experience of running internship programs.

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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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10 Ways to Elevate Board Engagement and Increase Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Unlock Your Nonprofit's Full Potential! View the Board Fundraising & Engagement Guide: 10 Essentials for Success - your roadmap to building a powerful team of fundraisers and changemakers. Maximize your impact and create lasting change in your community with proven strategies to increase fundraising and engagement from your board. Download now to ignite the spark of transformation!

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The Importance of Data Analytics for Fundraising Events

Achieve

When hosting a fundraising event, such as a Math-A-Thon , silent auction , or charity gala, closely tracking data and adapting your event based on that data can drive higher engagement, participation, and donations. Let's explore how data analytics can be strategically applied to crucial components of your fundraising event, helping guide you towards making more informed decisions and impactful outcomes.

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How nonprofits can save money on marketing

Charity Village

How to save on photos, stock and video Getting the right visuals is essential… and expensive. Not many nonprofits have the budget for a photographer. Here are sites where you can download incredible royalty-free stock and videos, for free! Tip: Be detailed and patient with your search, and you’ll find what you’re looking for. Check out [link] […] The post How nonprofits can save money on marketing appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Strategic Planning for Nonprofits

Wild Apricot

Define your nonprofit's mission and your goals through a strategic plan! Show others how you'll achieve this with our tips, tricks and 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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How March of Dimes Established an Innovation Fund to Further Its Mission

NonProfit PRO

March of Dimes created its innovation fund to support companies that are poised to further its mission. Here's how it works.

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Did nonprofit leadership become more racially diverse after 2020? 

Candid

Since 2020, we’ve seen a greater sense of urgency to address racial inequities in the social sector—especially around access to power and resources. As the largest source of nonprofit demographic data, at Candid we’re often asked whether this push has resulted in actual change. Are more people of color serving in nonprofit leadership roles? Have we closed the racial leadership gap?

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The RONA Foundation launches a new in-store fundraising campaign for its Build from the Heart Program

Charity Village

The RONA Foundation is rolling out a new in-store fundraising campaign for its Build from the Heart program, launched last year. From May 1 to 31, 2024, customers who visit a participating RONA store will have the opportunity to make a donation at checkout to support the construction or renovation project of an organization in the province. Build from […] The post The RONA Foundation launches a new in-store fundraising campaign for its Build from the Heart Program appeared first on Charity

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RAG-Enhanced Conversational AI: A Comprehensive Guide

Forum One

Over the past year and a half, the rapid improvement of generative AI has created a wealth of new opportunities to deliver impact in the digital space. One of the main areas that has seen renewed interest due to enhanced capabilities is chatbots and conversational AI. The introduction of Retrieval-Augmented Generation, or RAG, now allows AI applications to enhance the capabilities of machine learning models by integrating them with a retrieval component.

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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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5 Takeaways From M+R’s Online Fundraising ‘Benchmarks’

NonProfit PRO

M+R's annual “Benchmarks” report revealed five key takeaways on nonprofits' digital fundraising strategies.

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How To Create a Nonprofit SWOT Analysis

Wild Apricot

Being able to check in with your nonprofit and evaluate your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats is key for success. Here's how you can complete your own SWOT analysis.

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Sustainable Jobs Training Fund: Supporting training projects to help workers upgrade or gain new skills

Charity Village

Employment and Social Development Canada launched the Sustainable Jobs Training Fund. The Fund aims to support a series of training projects to help workers upgrade or develop new skills for jobs in the low-carbon economy. Specifically, the fund will focus on low-carbon energy and carbon management, green buildings and retrofits, as well as electric vehicle maintenance […] The post Sustainable Jobs Training Fund: Supporting training projects to help workers upgrade or gain new skills appea

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5 Ways Fund Accounting Simplifies Financial Reporting for Community Health Centers

sgEngage

With multiple points of accountability and dynamic funding sources, accounting professionals in community health centers face complex challenges. Not the least of those challenges is the fact that there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. The right technology can be like an assistant, automating tasks and putting important data at your fingertips.

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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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Accidental Techie? Get Intentional Expert Training!

NonProfit PRO

Accidentally ended up in charge of the tech at your nonprofit? Us too, and we know it’s lonely and overwhelming. That’s why our course, community, and coaching transforms confusion to confidence! In just a few hours a week, you’ll learn to assess your tech, trust your data, solve team issues, and create a thriving digital culture. Because guess what, the solution to your nonprofit tech isn’t tech, it’s you!

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Sponsorship Activation, It’s Easier Than You Think

The Sponsorship Collective

After taking the time to dream up assets and then painstakingly valuing and sorting them into properties, you might be feeling creatively spent. That’s not unfair, as valuation is one of the trickiest parts of the sponsorship process.

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Cause We Care Foundation Community Grants: Supporting programs and initiatives that empower single mothers

Charity Village

The Cause We Care Foundation is now accepting applications for its Community Grants Program, which supports programs and initiatives that empower single mothers. The Foundation aims to empower single mothers to achieve economic security, build capacity, and create a positive future for themselves and their children. Application process and eligibility Organization applying for a grant […] The post Cause We Care Foundation Community Grants: Supporting programs and initiatives that empower s

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Improving Student Communications in Your Scholarship Process

sgEngage

Communicating with students is a key part of the scholarship process. While it can be time-consuming and occasionally overwhelming, it is also incredibly rewarding to congratulate them on their scholarship awards, collect post-acceptance information and thank-you messages, and share those messages with donors. That is the heart of every scholarship program—empowering student success.

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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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2024 DonorPerfect Community Conference: SPARK

NonProfit PRO

SPARK your passion for change at the 2024 DonorPerfect Community Conference, led by celebrated nonprofit leaders and fundraising experts. Explore innovative solutions to engage your community and grow your impact. Mark your calendar now for two half-days of free, virtual sessions on June 4th and 5th.

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Sponsorship Case Study: FOCUS 

The Sponsorship Collective

Today’s post is a case study in sponsorship that proves the value of good guidance in your sponsorship program. I’ll tell you all about Morgan, a client of mine at the Sponsorship Collective. When she began with us, she had around $350,000 in sponsorship revenue.

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The Sandbox Impact Program: Addressing health and well-being challenges faced by children and youth in Canada

Charity Village

The Sandbox Impact Program was formed to help organizations come together, share resources and leverage partnerships to address a specific health and well-being challenge faced by children and youth in Canada. The Program brings organizations and sector-leading individuals together and provides microgrants and in-kind support. Priority Areas The Sandbox Impact Program continues to prioritize the […] The post The Sandbox Impact Program: Addressing health and well-being challenges faced by c

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Game STILL on: Benchmarks links, party, and webinar recording

M+R

We launched our latest Benchmarks report last week and, as promised, it was a candyland of useful information about digital ads, email, mobile messaging, social media, web performance, and more (also, there was a real candyland at the launch party!). If you missed it, no need to be SORRY…. Here’s the recording of the pretty fun and super informative webinar !

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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.