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Want To Innovate? Don’t Get Too Comfortable


A colleague recently confided in me that although her association is facing serious challenges, the board isn’t interested in learning how to govern more effectively. Her attempts to educate them are always met with resistance. You can guess where this group is headed.

3 Smart Branding Strategies for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Beth Singer , Principal at Beth Singer Design, LLC – a design and communications firm specializing in nonprofit organizations to help them fundraise, educate, and promote membership and events through design solutions.


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The Rising Need of Automation in Risk and Compliance Management

360 Factors

Businesses are seeking more efficient and effective solutions for managing risk and compliance. This need is driven by several factors, but the two main reasons are increased government oversight and market competition.

5-Minute Social Icebreakers for Digital Events

Cadmium CD

Kim , conference wellness warrior and attendee engager, recently shared a roundup of the best icebreakers for digital events. She says that great icebreakers create virtual wellness experiences that build camaraderie.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

NetForum solutions for Hybrid Meetings


As life and business slowly return to normal, many of us are moving from producing entirely virtual conference experiences to hybrid events.

4 excuses for not creating a donor newsletter

Hands on Fundraising

You don’t have a donor newsletter? Why not? Starting a new project can be scary, I know. It’s one more thing on the to-do list. But effective donor communications, including a donor newsletter, mean better and longer donor relationships. And that means more funding.

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Apply for the 2021 Digital Inclusion Fellowship


While day-to-day has been moving online for the past decade, the pandemic forced institutions to quickly move all services online. The attempt thrust digital inequity into the public’s awareness.

Fundraising Planning Guide, Calendar, Worksheet, + Template


Need to create your 2021 fundraising plan? Our most popular course is back! Register for the course, “How To Create A Fundraising Plan For 2021” for only $115. “If If you don’t know where you are going; you will end up someplace else.”. 2020 was a year unlike any other.

How to Up Your Nonprofit Game on TikTok

NonProfit PRO

By the looks of it on social, more and more nonprofits and social causes are getting on TikTok. There's a reason for it: It's where all the cool people hang out. Because of it, savvy nonprofit marketing pros know that's where they want to be as well. Social Media Social media TikTok

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The Critical Role Risk Libraries Play in Risk Management Successes

360 Factors

The role that risk libraries play in risk management is foundational to managing and optimizing risk successfully. There is a lot of discussion on how risk teams works to manage risks effectively and how organizational strategy sets risk appetite.

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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.

#CrappyFundingPractices and why we need to name and shame more often

Nonprofit AF

Around this time last year, the pandemic was getting into full swing, and all of us were terrified. I found. Community organizing Funder Relations Fundraising Grantwriting Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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Strategic Communication: External Nonprofit Communication


Once you and your team have worked together to fine-tune your internal nonprofit strategic communication initiatives by constructing a mission statement, vision statement, and identifying your core values, you can now start to strategize your external nonprofit communication efforts.

A look at 15 best and (almost) free mind mapping tools for nonprofits


Let's imagine a tree, a spider, or an octopus. Or anything else with a center (read: core idea or problem) and shoots (related points to consider for that idea realization or problem solving). Each branch, tarsus, or arm has its own, smaller offshoots, also crucial for the whole organism to work.

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Evolving Regulatory Change Management Mindsets for 2021

360 Factors

All the actions, planning, strategy, and work that organizations have been doing to manage regulatory changes is critical, but it is important to remember where it all comes from. A business will only be able to take the right action and make the right decision if it has the right mindset.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

7 Benefits of Stored Payment Information

Nimble AMS

Over the weekend, I made an embarrassing number of online purchases. Of course, I made several purchases from Amazon. Nothing that I absolutely needed, but checkout was quick and easy. Amazon never asks me to enter payment information at checkout.

Nonprofit Giving Trends and Future Fundraising Strategy


You may be wondering where to focus your fundraising as we emerge from the fog of 2020 and into, perhaps, a less cloudy future when it comes to nonprofit giving trends. Wonder no more.

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Mastercard commits $10 million for COVID relief efforts in India


Reprinted from PND. Mastercard has announced a $10 million commitment to address COVID-related needs in India, where the numbers of virus-related diagnoses and deaths have skyrocketed in recent weeks, overwhelming the healthcare system in many areas.

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How Regtech Improves Regulatory Change Assessments and Awareness

360 Factors

The RCM ( Regulatory Change Management ) process can be broadly split into three major steps. The first step is to be aware of the upcoming changes and assess the changes. The second step is creating a plan that helps the organization to adapt the changes.

Thinking Beyond Grants: How to Thrive as a Nonprofit With Multiple Streams of Revenue

NonProfit PRO

Perhaps there has never been a more difficult time to be a nonprofit than in today’s society. As the economy continues to change, nonprofits are experiencing a growing need at the same time their funding sources are declining. .

Nonprofit Resource Round-up (April 2021)

Blue Fox

If you’re like us, your daily inbox is jam-packed with newsletters and educational opportunities from like-minded social impact leaders. These spectacular humans work around the clock to foster positive change in their communities.

When There’s Beef On Your Nonprofit Board


This season is ripe for conflict. So much is going on in the world outside of the realm of nonprofit board service. Folks are divided on issues of police reform, virtual schooling, left or right politics, diversity-focused-vs-not diverse enough, and whether to mask up in this pandemic or not. .

Write a Call-to-Action (CTA) That Inspires Engagement

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Write a Call-to-Action (CTA) That Inspires Engagement. What’s a CTA? And Why is it important? A call-to-action (CTA) is a statement designed to get the person reading it to take specific action.

A Roadmap to Multichannel Marketing For Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Multichannel marketing is all about choice. It is important for the simple reason that you must be where your donors are to engage with them. . Multichannel Multichannel fundraising Multichannel marketing

Inferring Gender for Personalized Ads on Social Media

Cloud 4 Good

As a frequent Salesforce Social Studio user, I often find myself exploring the new avenues that the tool offers.

[VIDEO] Best Practices for Recurring Donor Acquisition


Erica Waasdorp will show you how important recurring giving has become, and how best to bring them in – with minimal time and effort, but with the large focus these sustainable recurring donors deserve. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Erica. I got 2:00 Eastern.

5 Thank You Video Examples to Inspire Your Nonprofit


Videos continue to be one of the most powerful marketing tools to make an emotional impact on your donors, which makes them an especially effective format through which to thank them. A direct, face-to-face message can make a lasting impression that encourages someone to give or fundraise again. .

New Monthly Donor Stats From M+R Benchmarks

NonProfit PRO

The importance of converting those one-time donors to give monthly in 2021 is crucial for your overall retention. That will really help you grow your fundraising revenue. . Monthly Giving M+R Benchmarks Monthly giving Monthly Giving Data

What Is the Difference Between a Nonprofit and a Social Enterprise?


Social enterprise is a hot topic generating a lot of buzz but lacking clear definition.

Common Reasons Why New Nonprofits Fail and How to Avoid It: Part One


With one and a half million tax exempt nonprofits in the United States alone, it’s not surprising that thousands of nonprofits fail each year. Forbes states fifty percent will hit the wall in the first twelve months.

The Top Reasons People Succeed in the Sponsorship Industry

The Sponsorship Collective

Everyone wants to be a success story, but for most people, it doesn’t just happen overnight. It can require a lot of trial and error and plenty of failures before things start going right. If you’re looking to succeed in the sponsorship industry especially, what will it take?

Using Science and Mindfulness to Improve the Well-Being of Nonprofit Employees

NonProfit PRO

There’s an important question in the nonprofit world: Who takes care of the caregivers? Or maybe a more valuable thought: How can nonprofits ensure their employees’ well-being? . Staffing & Human Resources Employee Relationships Nonprofit Staff Management Staff Management Staff Well-Being

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10 Donor Retention Ideas from Nonprofits That Achieved Growth in 2020


For as long as donors have been giving, it’s been a best practice for nonprofit professionals to put energy toward retaining them. But after the ways COVID-19 changed the fundraising game, fundraisers are finding themselves having to rethink just how to do it.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 192: Building a Network


Relationships are everything. While networking may be a buzzword, intentionally building a community and making deep and meaningful connections can have vast positive professional impacts. But how do you get started? Today’s guest has answers.

Top 2021 Tech Picks for Nonprofits with Small Budgets


For many nonprofits with small budgets, the pandemic tested the limits of what was possible with the resources they had. And still, creative people around the world found ingenious ways to use new tools and techniques to build capacity and continue serving their communities.

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