Sat.Oct 13, 2018 - Fri.Oct 19, 2018

How to Hold Volunteers Accountable

NonProfit Hub

For many of us, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organizations. They staff our fundraisers, set up for our events, spread the word in our communities and so much more. In some cases, nonprofits are run entirely by volunteers.

Bringing Up the Next Generation of Faithful Supporters

Connection Cafe

This past summer, I was fortunate enough to acquire tickets to the PGA Championship in Charlotte. My husband and I made plans to go for the day and our 4-year-old son would spend the day with his grandparents.

How Your Nonprofit Can Tap Into the Power of App and Web-based Push Notifications

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Sajan Devshi from Learndojo , a nonprofit educational website that specializes in providing free A-level and GCSE resources to students, teachers, and parents.

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5 Steps to Turning Strangers Into Members and Members Into Advocates

Wild Apricot Blog

Follow these five steps from marketing strategist Amy Jacobus to bring your potential supporters down the marketing funnel and turn them into raving fans

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

As the 2018 midterm elections near, it’s likely hard to ignore the ads, phone calls, mail pieces, and emails from political campaigns in your area reminding you to vote.

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Turkey and Twitter: Birds of a Feather on #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

I just confirmed my dog sitter for Thanksgiving, which means I’m set to make the trip to my parents’ house and enjoy the holiday with my family. I’m a car-free city dweller and where my parents live isn’t exactly easy to get to—so this takes some planning. My nephews will also be visiting.

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What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

NonProfit Hub

As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit. If you want to keep your organization afloat, it helps to know how many of them fail, where they fail and why. This isn’t meant to be taken as gospel—we certainly can’t tell the future. But being aware of the statistics can aid in your decision making, so take a look at the stability and prevalence of nonprofits nationwide. How many nonprofits fail?

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8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

Why Fundraising Asks are Essential to Your Faith-Based Organization

Connection Cafe

Many faith-based organizations worry about making fundraising asks. They think that because they have a religious mission, making direct asks of donors is somehow unethical or will damage their reputation. Other faith-based nonprofits focus solely on making group asks from the pulpit, or through mass-communication mediums like direct mail or e-mail.

Advice from Nonprofit Hub’s “What’s Next?” Guests

NonProfit Hub

Over the summer, we launched our What’s Next? podcast in hopes of preparing our readers for the years to come. We’ve had some awesome guests so far. Here’s what they’ve had to say. Kishshana Palmer : “Sink or swim” Kishshana Palmer believes that within the next decade, the nonprofit sector will reach a fork in the road. Organizations will either thrive by inventing new problem-solving ideas, or fall behind if they get stuck “limping behind innovation.”

7 Giving Tuesday Ideas To Make 2018 Your Best Year Yet

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're hoping to create a great experience for donors this Giving Tuesday, check out this list of ideas to inspire you. giving-tuesday-ideas giving-tuesday

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Smart Bequest Fundraising – The Liberating Truth

John Haydon

You are going to die. And probably sooner than you think. Not a great way to start a conversation is it? To hear some people talk about it, you’d think communicating with donors about bequests is like some kind of cruel, death-obsessed whack in the face.

The 5 Rules for Supercharged Year-End Giving

Connection Cafe

In working with dozens of faith-focused organizations on year-end giving programs, I have found that there are five basic rules that must guide your strategy if you want to steadily increase year-end giving each and every year: Rule #1: Make Sure Your Message is Consistent. The first rule for strong generosity at the end of the year is that the message of your year-end campaign needs to be consistent with your message throughout the year.

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Why Communications: Why Now, Why It Matters

BoardAssist

Over 90% of the board candidates BoardAssist matches with nonprofit boards become leaders within 12 months of being placed by BoardAssist. We’re proud of that number – its why folks come to BoardAssist when they want to join a board. Our candidates want to be sure they can “be the change” they want to see in the world once on board. One great way they often do that is by helping the nonprofit they are supporting rethink their communications efforts.

Nathan Magnuson's New Book Teaches, Inspires And Builds Your Confidence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

New to your leader role? Or, already a leader, but looking to hone your skills? Then, the new kindle book, Ignite Your Leadership Expertise: Become the Trusted Advisor Others Seek , by Nathan Magnuson , is the book for you.

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Public Ally Describes Program as 'Life Changing'

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Pamela Timmons Class 12 Public Ally. Thinking back, I had no idea where I was in life or where I wanted to be. I only knew I wanted to be in the nonprofit sector; I knew wanted to help. I have always known that to be my purpose. How I was going to get there and do my life’s purpose was up for debate. That is when I discovered Public Allies Arizona. They took a single mother of two, who was pretty much stuck in life doing the bare minimum, and believed in me.

The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Life Cycle

Connection Cafe

Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work. Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though. Churches and dioceses think about “members,” while religious schools think about “students,” “families,” and “alumni.” Other faith-based organizations talk about “donors,” but wonder about how to solicit donations while still honoring their higher calling.

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The Ultimate Guide to Promoting Your School’s Giving Day

Connection Cafe

Joe Garecht’s eBook, How to Hold a Successful Giving Day for Your School , offers great advice for development teams on running a giving day event. He even tackles the big question: Whether your school should run a stand-alone giving day or participate in #GivingTuesday? In this article, we’re going to discuss the critical role marketing plays in the event’s overall success.

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