Sat.May 18, 2024 - Fri.May 24, 2024

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Maximizing Impact: How to Leverage Generative AI in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Join us as we explore ways generative AI can be used in the nonprofit sector, including automating processes, improving efficiency, and generating new content and ideas. We’ll discuss best practices for the responsible and ethical use of AI as well as specific examples of generative AI in action within nonprofits.

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Thinking Outside the Traditional Non-Dues Revenue Box

Association Analytics

If you’re like most associations, it’s likely that your member dues have been in decline and that means you’ve got to look at other ways to make up for that difference, Diversifying revenue streams is key to long-term success, but your association doesn’t need to look far for solutions. With some creativity, collaboration, and an out-of-the-box mindset, your association can thrive in an ever-changing environment while providing value to members and industry partners alike.

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MatrixMaxx 24.1 Release is Full of Visualizations and Dashboard Enhancements

The MatrixFiles

BIG changes are here with the release of version 24.1 of MatrixMaxx , a leading Association Management System (AMS) that helps trade associations and professional societies manage their organizations better, have great member journeys, and be higher performing through data. The past several releases have focused primarily on under-the-hood optimizations and updates, but 24.1 brings a cornucopia of tantalizing visual and organizational improvements to the MatrixMaxx staff interface.

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Best practices for a successful AMS implementation and launch

Nimble AMS

Is your organization preparing to adopt new technology ? The prospect can be ch a lleng ing. Choosing the right association management software (AMS) is a major decision. Your organization needs to do its research before deciding on the right technology for your staff and members. Additionally, you need to prepare for a successful project implementation and the launch of your new AMS.

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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 Prepare for a Donor Meeting

NonProfit PRO

Preparing for a donor meeting can be an intimidating experience. Here are five tips to keep you on track and give you confidence.

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Optimizing your Digital Fundraising for the Future

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: May 23, 2024 Summary: Are you wondering how your charity can adapt to the changing landscape of digital fundraising? Join Ved Khan of GoFundMe and Wen-Chih O’Connell of PayPal Giving Fund Canada to learn data-driven insights on how you can optimize your digital fundraising strategies for the future of giving, to better engage […] The post Optimizing your Digital Fundraising for the Future appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to foster a culture of accountability with your association staff

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for insights into how to build and lead high performing teams at your association? It all comes down to how you foster a culture of accountability with your team members. With over 20 years of experience in B2B, B2B2C, and B2G technology space and over 10 years of executive leadership, I have extensive understanding in how to lead cross-functional teams.

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How Important Is Artificial Intelligence If You’re Not Even Doing the Basics?

NonProfit PRO

I’m concerned that everybody is diving head-first into AI. If you don't cover these basics first, AI won't help you raise one more dollar.

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Food Banks Canada released the 2024 Poverty Report Cards

Charity Village

Food Banks Canada released the 2024 Poverty Report Cards, which provide an overview of how well poverty reduction efforts are trending at the provincial, territorial, and federal government levels. The Report Cards explore poverty across Canada and highlight areas of improvement for social policy. Food Banks Canada has employed a framework for grading based on […] The post Food Banks Canada released the 2024 Poverty Report Cards appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Prevent Donor Fatigue in a Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Donor fatigue is real, and it’s hurting lots of small nonprofits that are over asking their donors without balancing those asks with enough feel-good interactions. Some experts say donor fatigue is a myth. Others say it’s an excuse used by lazy fundraisers to justify their poor results. I say it’s a real phenomenon that occurs when fundraisers are so focused on the money that they forget where the money comes from.

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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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How to write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck

Hands on Fundraising

You’ve been working hard on that last campaign. And now, you have new gifts! After the celebration, you begin to wonder. How can you write a thank you that works? Where do you start? Here’s my quick thank you letter how-to First, a confession: I used to write rote, boring, perfunctory thank you letters. And […] The post How to write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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The Impact Report: A Vital Tool in the Nonprofit’s Toolbox

NonProfit PRO

Many donors want to know specifics about your nonprofit before giving. Here's how an impact report can help gain donor trust.

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Global Philanthropic Canada releases Women Leading Philanthropy Report

Charity Village

Global Philanthropic Canada released the fifth in its series of Knowledge Creation Reports, Women Leading Philanthropy: Celebrating the impact, leadership and forward-thinking of women in the philanthropic sector, by Dionne Malcolm. In a landscape where philanthropy often goes unrecognized, undervalued, and underfunded, one demographic stands out as the driving force behind the transformative change, needed […] The post Global Philanthropic Canada releases Women Leading Philanthropy Report

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MacArthur Offers $100 Million For One Good Program

The NonProfit Times

Round Three of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million 100&Change competition has launched with roughly 1,000 nonprofits expected to vie for the winner take all award. Think of it this way, the chance of winning the Powerball lottery is one in 292.2 million. The competition is open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world, according to Chris Cardona, MacArthur’s managing director, discovery, exploration, and programs.

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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 to: Silent Auction Bid Sheets

Greater Giving

Silent Auction Bid Sheets: The Secret Weapon of Your Next Fundraising Event Planning a silent auction? You’ve secured fantastic items, and the anticipation is building! To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for your guests, consider using well-designed silent auction bid sheets. These sheets aren’t just for tracking bids – they’re a chance to make a positive impact on your donors.

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Boost Your Nonprofit’s Digital Health!

NonProfit PRO

Ready to diagnose your nonprofit's digital health? Join The Human Stack's 'What the TECH!' webinar on June 12 to uncover the secrets of improving your tech game. Identify crucial gaps with our 6 digital health vitals by taking our renowned Digital Health Quiz. Get expert guidance on tackling the right problems. Plus, there are some bonus offers. Register today for a free tech boost!

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Grant writing dos and don’ts

Charity Village

Writing grants is a highly sought-after skill in many nonprofits, and can be overwhelming for those just getting started. Grant writing requires a strategic approach to knowledge and demands more than just a compelling idea. In this article, I’ll delve into the dos and don’ts of grant writing and provide a basic oversight that will […] The post Grant writing dos and don’ts appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Class Action Denied In Blackbaud Data Breach Case

The NonProfit Times

A plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a Blackbaud data breach case has been rejected by a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Columbia Division. Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. indicated that a method proposed by the plaintiffs’ expert had not shown how class members would be determined. By some counts, the class size could have reached 1.5 billion members, reflecting the number of records compromised.

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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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Seven More Deadly Sins of Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Collective

In this post, I talked about the Seven Deadly Sins of Sponsorship. I got a lot of great feedback on the post, as many sponsorship seekers felt like they learned a lot. Well, guess what?

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Create an impactful online giving journey for your donors to increase fundraising, website visits, and save your organization time.

NonProfit PRO

Join us on June 6th at 2pm for an exclusive webinar designed for nonprofits leaders like you, featuring Chris Miele, President of Golden Retriever Foundation. Discover new techniques to increase your online presence and significantly boost your fundraising efforts. Learn how to create engaging, donor-centric websites that captivate and retain supporters.

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Creating disability inclusive workplaces — Dispelling myths and applying universal design principles to foster disability inclusion

Charity Village

Imagine securing your ideal job and sitting across from your new manager or supervisor during your onboarding session. Now, picture this person asking you: “What resources or tools do you need to thrive in this role? What do you need to succeed?” This phrase embodies the essence of integrating workplace accommodations through a lens of […] The post Creating disability inclusive workplaces — Dispelling myths and applying universal design principles to foster disability inclusion appea

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5 takeaways from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2023 data

Candid

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project ’s (FEP) Quarterly Fundraising Report analyzes year-to-date trends in fundraising from individual donors, based on sample data from GivingTuesday and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Growth in Giving database. Since Candid data is focused on institutional grantmaking, we thought we’d complement that data by highlighting FEP’s findings on individual giving.

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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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[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Build A Nonprofit Mailing List

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 nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to build a nonprofit mailing list: Dear Charity Clairity, We’ve relied in the past on government and foundation grants, but since many of these sources are drying up we need to develop an individual fundraising program.

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5 Specific Risks and 5 Actions to Help Prevent Nonprofit Fraud

NonProfit PRO

Some nonprofits overlook the significance of a strong accounting department. When thinking about accounting, look out for these fraud risks.

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Half of racialized individuals have experienced discrimination or unfair treatment in the past five years

Charity Village

Statistics Canada released the results of the Canadian Social Survey, which found that half of racialized individuals have experienced discrimination or unfair treatment in the past five years. Over half of racialized people aged 15 years and older, from 2021 to 2024, reported experiencing discrimination or unfair treatment within the five years prior to completing […] The post Half of racialized individuals have experienced discrimination or unfair treatment in the past five years appeare

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Guide: The role of user feedback in nonprofit website design

Big Duck

Explores recommended practices for leveraging user feedback to make your nonprofit website rebrand a 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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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign Timeline & Customizable Checklist

CauseVox

What is Peer-to-Peer Fundraising? Peer-to-peer fundraising is a dynamic approach in which your supporters become advocates for your cause. They reach out to their networks, sharing personal stories and fundraising pages to rally support. This strategy is not just effective; it’s transformative. Peer-to-peer campaigns typically raise twice as much as other digital fundraising efforts.

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Blackbaud Announces Hundreds of Product Updates

NonProfit PRO

Blackbaud announced updates to multiple products to help nonprofits power fundraising, financial management, and more.

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2024 ActivateYYC Grants: Funding to create healthier, safer, and more engaging public spaces

Charity Village

Applications are now being accepted for the 2024 ActivateYYC Grants, which contribute to the transformation of space-to-place throughout Calgary’s landscape, and foster valuable community connections in the process. The grant program is made possible by a partnership between the City of Calgary and the Federation of Calgary Communities. Funding ranges from $500-$5,000.

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12 Wyas Leaders Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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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.