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A Nonprofit’s Guide to #GivingTuesday and End of Year Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Are you ready to navigate the busiest giving season of the year? To help you finalize your route to end of year fundraising success, I’ve broken down steps you can take to drive acquisition, cultivation, and participation, both during the holiday season and as 2018 begins.

The New Rules For Email Deliverability


At Care2, we spend a lot of time thinking about email deliverability. Because organizations can have the best email marketing strategy, endless budget, and the most engaged subscribers of all time and they still won't reach their goals if their emails are marked as spam. It sounds easy: just make sure you aren't spamming people, right?

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The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture


We’re excited to present a new webinar for the Foundation Center ! Here’s the description: At the heart of all organizational capacity building is workplace culture, and nonprofits and foundations are no exception to this rule.

Why It’s Important to Have Friends at Work

NonProfit Hub

Most of us spend 40 hours per week at our jobs. It’s probably pretty important that we like going into work then, right? Having a friend at work can help. According to studies, having a “best friend” at the office is a major key to workplace happiness. In fact, Gallup’s study found that those who said they have a best friend at work were up to 43 percent more likely to report having received recognition and praise for their work in the last week.

Physicians and Philanthropy: Make it Easy and Make It Quick

Connection Cafe

This is not a new subject. We know that the number one influencer of patient giving is the physician. Many philosophies exist around physicians and grateful patient programs.

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The DATA Act in the Age of Transparency

Connection Cafe

Mark Twain once said, “The public is the only critic whose opinion is worth anything at all.” In 2017, the nation’s first open data law, the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) moved from a pilot phase to full implementation.

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How I Quadrupled My Nonprofit Blog Traffic in Less Than 1 Year

Wild Apricot Blog

In this post I’m going to share everything I’ve learned about how to build a successful nonprofit blog from the ground up. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors/month to over 36,000. Blogging Nonprofit-Blog

Giving Tuesday #Inspo: 14 Donation Pages That Know What They’re Doing


Kicking off with #GivingTuesday, year-end fundraising season will be in full swing. This busy time is marked with nonprofits around the world striving for new and exciting ways to engage with potential donors. You need to launch your campaign , test your email deliverability , craft your message , and more. But one of the easiest things you can check off your to-do list is perfecting your donation page. The reality is, an organization’s donation page is often its own greatest enemy.

On Tragedy: A Note from Nonprofit Hub

NonProfit Hub

We try not to involve ourselves in partisan politics, and for good reason: there’s no use in further dividing ourselves when we’re trying to positively impact the world.

Understanding Volunteers and Donors With Analytics

Connection Cafe

Truly understanding your organization’s prospects and customer behavior can be the difference between successful and unsuccessful volunteer recruitment and fundraising campaigns. Forrester Research calls today the “ age of the customer.”

Specific Strategies To Take Your Conference Full Frontal

Wild Apricot Blog

How do you make your conference the purple cow of all conference experiences? Go full frontal. In this guest post by Jeff Hurt, he explains how going "full frontal" can boost engagement at your next conference

How CRM Software Catapults Your Fundraising to New Heights

John Haydon

The most common form of nonprofit software CRM software (Constituent Relationship Management). CRM software can help you organize your donor data and improve your communication strategies, but have you ever wondered how CRM software can help you excel at fundraising?

On Tragedy: A Note from Nonprofit Hub

NonProfit Hub

We try not to involve ourselves in partisan politics, and for good reason: there’s no use in further dividing ourselves when we’re trying to positively impact the world.

5 Ways to Gain The Upper Hand in Facebook’s Newsfeed

Connection Cafe

If you work in marketing or communications, you know about the Facebook Newsfeed and it’s impact on organic reach. Some of your posts are seen by lots of people, and some of your posts aren’t. Facebook can’t exist without its users. So the Newsfeed algorithm tries to predict what each user wants to see in their Newsfeed. But no algorithm is perfect. So they test and tweak. Facebook recently announced a test in Sri Lanka, Bolivia, Slovakia, Serbia, Guatemala, and Cambodia.

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Free Membership Management Software

Wild Apricot Blog

Don't choose a free membership management software option before reading this guide. I'll show you the benefits of each option and how to choose between them. membership management software free

Get Networking: Using a CDN to Speed Up Your Site

Byte Technology

Ever heard of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)? If you haven’t don’t fret, you’re not alone. Most people operating WordPress sites today have no idea what a CDN is or what exactly it does, but they’d no doubt find it pretty helpful.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Effective Listening

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

Are You Ready for Your Annual P2P Data Fix?

Connection Cafe

Rejoice! The latest Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study is now available. As a life-long peer-to-peer fundraiser – well it seems like a lifetime anyway – I look forward to this report every year! It’s a P2P staffer’s guilty pleasure.

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Aftermath of an Audit Pt. 2

Vertex Systems

This week’s blog post continues the story of David, the CEO of a rehabilitation agency who was just audited by Medicare and fined over $150,000. Here is the 1 st part of the story. As shock of the huge fine gave way to reality, David called his staff into the office.

SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

The time has finally come to demystify Search Engine Optimization ( SEO) for nonprofits. In the last step of this digital marketing plan, we’re going to share SEO strategies and tactics we use to increase search rankings on Google.

Eight Tips for a Successful (and Happy) Web Engagement

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Rosaria Elias Writer and Editor What does a successful web engagement look like from a client’s perspective? How about from the perspective of an agency? How can these two perspectives be aligned to maximize the experience for both parties?

Being Humble

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From John Blakey 's book, The Trusted Executive , here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.

The Aftermath of a Medicaid Audit

Vertex Systems

. As he opened the letter from the Medicaid office, an impending feeling of doom swept over David. As the CEO of a rehabilitation agency, he had just gone through his first Medicaid audit a few weeks ago. Inside the envelope was their decision.

TechSoup to Launch New Website and Blog

Tech Soup Blog

If you're a frequent visitor to our site, you might notice a few changes in the coming weeks. That's because we're making some big improvements and are proud to announce the upcoming launch of the newly redesigned

Reader Beware, You're in for a Scare: 4th Annual Nonprofit Halloween Celebration


Happy Halloween from all of us at EveryAction! Every year we celebrate by dressing up as some of our favorite nonprofit organizations as a way to recognize their incredible work and commemorate the start of end-of-year fundraising campaigns. So without further ado, here are some of this year's favorites. Drumroll please. International Fund for Animal Welfare. International Fund for Animal Welfare works to rescue and protect animals around the world.

The Five Parts Of Creating A Cycle Of Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Cycle of Winning has five parts: Decide, Overdo, Adjust, Finish, Keep Improving. These are the five actions that winners take to get on track and to help stay on tract. Theses actions create Serial Winners, explains Larry Weidel in his book, Serial Winner.

October Update: Don’t Miss Our Free Membership Growth Online Summit 2017

Wild Apricot Blog

Sign up for our Membership Growth Online Summit and find out about some of our new feature updates (member cards, RSVP, and more) in this month's update. October-Newsletter

50 Chapters About Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The Little Book of Leadership Development , by Scott J. Allen and Mitchell Kusy , is a very compelling read, packed with practical tips and techniques for both leading and helping others to learn how to lead effectively.