Sat.Mar 09, 2024 - Fri.Mar 15, 2024

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5 Fundraising Measurement Mistakes to Avoid in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Here are five things not to do when measuring the performance of your online fundraising and marketing programs.

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Build a Mission-Worthy Team

.orgSource

When the first crew of astronauts departs for Mars, Suzanne T. Bell’s work will play a large role in their success. Bell is an associate professor of industrial and organizational psychology at DePaul University. She studies team composition. During the Mars mission, the astronauts will be confined in a space the size of a studio apartment for more than two-and-a-half years.

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Nonprofit Fundraising: Are You Choosing the Right Grants?

Blue Avocado

Tips for reviewing your nonprofit’s grant prospects. One of the questions I’m often asked is: “How do I find grants?” But I don’t hear the more important question: “How do I know the grant is right for me?” Grant funding is great, but often comes with requirements such as financial tracking of the award, measuring the program, reporting to the funder, and more — so look before you leap !

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Engagement Analytics 101: Setting Your Association Up for Success

Association Analytics

Your members can provide you with a lot of data about what they are interested in and how well your association is meeting their needs. Are you taking advantage of this important information, or are you still creating events, products, and activities based on what’s always been done? You can glean a lot of insights about your members once you get your association on board with engagement analytics.

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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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Burnout in the nonprofit sector: What you need to know

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: March 14, 2024 Summary: The first two things you need to know about burnout are: The number of people reporting burnout is on the rise, and burnout is preventable. In 2019, the World Health Organization added burnout to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. This leads us to […] The post Burnout in the nonprofit sector: What you need to know appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Make A Difference with Great Entertainment

NonProfit PRO

DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS understands the drive of nonprofits. We’ve tailored an exclusive TV offer for you, ensuring you have access to the best in news, sports and entertainment. As you navigate your mission, let us elevate your experience. With DIRECTV, it’s more than entertainment—it’s about making a difference.

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Should the media be an audience for your brand?

Big Duck

Get tips on how to identify if the media is an audience for your nonprofit, engage journalists, and achieve your communications goals for your brand.

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VMPC Conference 2024 Examines Engagement

Charity Village

The Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) Annual Conference is back, ready to gather leaders across the nation to help shape the future of the industry. This year’s conference examines different facets of volunteer engagement and features thought-provoking keynotes and advanced workshops. Lisa Mort-Putland, Chair of Volunteer Canada, will kick off the conference with a […] The post VMPC Conference 2024 Examines Engagement appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Keep Every Member of Your Organization Connected to the Strategic Plan

NonProfit PRO

Each member of your organization must be connected to the strategic plan in a way that affects their work everyday. Here's how to do this.

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Rethink, reuse, and repurpose: How to create more social media content with less work

Candid

Creating a consistent supply of social media content for a nonprofit is hard. Unless you work for an animal shelter with cute puppies or a museum with extensive collections you can photograph as needed, it can be a challenge. At Candid, we don’t have cute animals, we don’t have historical collections, and we can’t even capture the work that we do because it’s primarily digital.

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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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How To Create the Best Volunteer Survey + Creative Questions To Try!

Wild Apricot

Running a volunteer survey gives you key data about your volunteers' wants and experiences. Read our volunteer questionnaire examples plus 9 top tips!

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Call for Proposals to support projects for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities

Charity Village

Women and Gender Equality Canada announced a Call for Proposals to support projects for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities as part of the Federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan. Up to $25 million is available in funding to support 2SLGBTQIA+ communities across Canada. With this funding, 2SLGBTQI+ organizations will be able to support community-informed initiatives that address barriers to equality, which […] The post Call for Proposals to support projects for 2SLGBTQIA+ communities appeared first on CharityVil

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Smart Recruitment Strategies for Smart Development Hires

NonProfit PRO

Hiring a new member of your development team is exciting. Here's how to recruit and retain fundraisers — the smart way.

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How To Survive And Then Reset To Ultimately Thrive

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“Uncertainty is here to stay. Rather than seeing it as an obstacle to overcome, integrate it into your strategic approach to invigorate your high-growth potential and outperform competition under any market condition,” explains Rebecca Homkes , author of the new book, Survive, Reset, Thrive. “Most books aren’t honest enough about how hard it is to reset ,” adds Homkes.

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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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Why Your Giving Day is Your Secret Weapon

M+R

Read time: 7 minutes If you’re a professional fundraiser, every day is giving day. Unfortunately, not all of our donors are themselves professional fundraisers — so creating a special, attention-grabbing Giving Day that gets your audiences excited and engaged can be a big boost during an otherwise quiet time of year. Think of it like your organization’s own Giving Tuesday — on your schedule, and on your terms!

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2023 TD Ready Challenge grant recipients announced

Charity Village

TD announced the ten recipients of the 2023 TD Ready Challenge grants. The recipients receiving the $1 million grants demonstrated how their organization developed innovative, impactful and measurable solutions for a changing world. 2023 TD Ready Challenge Grant Recipients: Clarifi (Pennsylvania, U.S.) The Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal (Quebec, Canada) Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida […] The post 2023 TD Ready Challenge grant recipients announced appeared first on

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Address the Future with Clean Data

NonProfit PRO

Successful fundraising starts with clean data. Melissa’s new solutions catalog is packed with essential tips, tools and free trials to help you address donor engagement, improve outreach, and ensure accuracy for meaningful impact and a sustainable future. From address, email and phone verification to data enrichment and donor profiling, this valuable resource has everything you need to elevate your fundraising game!

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Fundraising Basics: What To Do When They Don’t Respond

Bloomerang

Typically, when you make a solicitation, you hear one of three responses: “ Yes ,” “ No ,” or “We need more time.” There are generally accepted strategies to deal with each of them. But a genuine quagmire can be when you don’t hear back from the donor prospect at all. This is like a fundraiser’s Bermuda Triangle. No doubt, you’ve encountered this dilemma on numerous occasions.

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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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Charity Challenges Explained [+ 10 Fresh Fundraising Challenge Ideas]

Donorbox

Charity challenges are a powerful conduit for collective action and community impact. They’re also a creative and simple way for nonprofit organizations to raise funds. Whether physical, mental, or artistic, charity challenges can unite and inspire individuals to push their limits while supporting a noble cause. In this article, we’ll explore the significance and potential […] The post Charity Challenges Explained [+ 10 Fresh Fundraising Challenge Ideas] appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Leveraging AI for Career Advancement in Nonprofits

Charity Village

On May 9, join us for a free webinar to learn strategies for leveraging AI for career advancement in nonprofits. Join us to explore innovative ways to unlock the potential of AI in propelling your career within the nonprofit sector. Learn how to utilize AI to enhance your soft skills, demonstrate a passion for organizational causes, position […] The post Leveraging AI for Career Advancement in Nonprofits appeared first on CharityVillage.

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The Generative AI Playbook: Innovative Ways to Transform Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Generative AI is transforming nonprofit fundraising by helping professionals work smarter and faster, while producing even better results. In this webinar, we will have an in-depth discussion on how your team can collaborate with Generative AI and apply it effectively within your nonprofit programs.

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Helpful Ways to Measure and Optimize Your Nonprofit’s Performance

sgEngage

Unless you measure your nonprofit’s performance, it’s impossible to know where you are succeeding and where you need to focus future efforts. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to measuring performance, but every successful fundraising team should have the ability to assess and refine its data. The goal is then to turn those data insights into actionable tasks.

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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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How to Start a Nonprofit in Delaware

Donorbox

Delaware is the second smallest state in the United States and is known for its lack of state sales taxes. It is considered a business-friendly state, and creating a nonprofit may seem unnecessary. Tax exemption, however, is only one reason to start a nonprofit in Delaware. Starting a nonprofit takes passion and strength, but you […] The post How to Start a Nonprofit in Delaware appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Apply for the Indigenous Hockey Coaching Grant

Charity Village

Hydro One Inc. and the Coaches Association of Ontario announced that applications are now open for the 2024 Indigenous Hockey Coaching Grant. The grant program provides 35 outstanding Little NHL coaches up to $1,500 to cover eligible expenses for their teams. Eligible Expenses: Equipment Travel costs Training Practice time Registration fees Eligibility for the grant: Coaches […] The post Apply for the Indigenous Hockey Coaching Grant appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Amplify Your Cause with DIRECTV

NonProfit PRO

Great entertainment can help make a difference for staff and the communities nonprofits serve. We’ve tailored an exclusive TV offer, ensuring you get the best value in news, sports and entertainment. As you navigate your mission, let us elevate your experience. With DIRECTV, it’s more than entertainment—it’s about making a difference.

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7 more quick tips to improve your donor communications

Hands on Fundraising

Do your donor communications need a few quick tips? Improve your donor communications… I know. I just wrote about this. But there’s a bit more… and if you’re like me, more ideas are hard to resist. You’ve probably heard you should write fast and edit slowly. And so you should. But how do you turn […] The post 7 more quick tips to improve your donor communications appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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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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How To Fix The 12 Most Common Presentation Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Today brings a must-read book for anyone who makes presentations at work, a club, a non-profit, or to any group of individuals the reader wants to persuade to take action. The book is, Presentation Ready , by Terri L. Sjodin , one of America’s leading experts on persuasive presentations. Her specialty is blending communications theory, field research, and practical sales experience to help professionals and non-professionals become more polished and persuasive presenters.

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Applications are now open for the Seniors Community Grant Program

Charity Village

The Government of Ontario announced that applications are now open for the Ontario Seniors Community Grant Program. The grants, ranging from $1000 to $25,000, support local, not-for-profit community groups and organizations to deliver programs and learning opportunities for Ontarians aged 55+. The funding enables community groups across the province to offer a wide variety of […] The post Applications are now open for the Seniors Community Grant Program appeared first on CharityVillage.

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4 Tactics to Strengthen Your Nonprofit Email Calls to Action

NonProfit PRO

A lot goes into a successful email campaign. Here are four ways to create an email call-to-action strategy that hooks your supporters.

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Leveraging AI in Major Gift Fundraising: A Game-Changer in Philanthropy

sgEngage

Welcome to the artificial intelligence era. You might have noticed: AI is everywhere. You can barely go a day without hearing about ChatGPT or new AI tools, and for good reason—it’s reshaping our world and how we work in countless ways. The social sector and major gift fundraising are no exception. AI tools enable major gift officers to do more with their time by minimizing administrative tasks, helping with research, and drafting communications.

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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.