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Top 4 Donor Prospect Research Tips Leading to Bigger Gifts

sgEngage

Prospect researchers are up to their ears in data—and usually with requests. Responding to individual needs probably occupies most of your day but reacting to requests is not the best way to spend your time. To have the biggest impact on your organization, you’ve got to turn the tables and start proactively researching so you can identify the strongest prospects.

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5 Essential Employee Retention Tips for Nonprofit Managers

sgEngage

Employee retention is critical for the health of any organization, particularly for nonprofits. High retention leads to better outcomes all around as the organization saves money and develops stronger performers internally. Plus, as a manager in a nonprofit, retention is a key component of your job. Retaining top performers is likely a measure of your effectiveness and success in your role.

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The Promise and Pitfalls of Customizable Nonprofit Software

DonorDock

Discover how nonprofits can navigate the customization dilemma by finding the right balance with their software. Learn strategies for evaluating necessity, prioritizing simplicity, optimizing processes, and leveraging data-driven insights for continuous improvement.

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Soft Skills Support Hard Leadership Challenges

.orgSource

In a digital market moving at the speed of a video game, recruiting the right staff is a make-or-break activity. But what about the other half of the equation? Most association CEOs don’t hand-pick the board. How do we bring novice players up to speed? What can we do to ensure they have the skills to understand a challenging landscape and make the wise decisions needed for success?

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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 successfully implement a vision at your association

Nimble AMS

As association leaders, we know it’s a vital part of your work to be on the lookout for the latest strategies and best practices to implement a vision across your organization. Without a strategic vision on where you’re going, it will be impossible to get there! This has a negative impact on your staff and your members. Navigating change and effectively communicating with your teams during the process will determine success and avoid the challenges.

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Donor-Advised Funds Soar in Popularity as Nonprofits Successfully Engage New Donors

NonProfit PRO

Our DAF roundup includes the four biggest reporting DAF charities sharing year-over-year grant totals, as well as a look at how this revenue stream is impacting nonprofits.

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Good Works released the 2024 Direct Mail Benchmarks report

Charity Village

The 2024 Canadian Direct Mail Benchmarks report is here! Good Works is thrilled to once again bring you this totally free report, packed with all-Canadian data to help you measure your direct mail program against yourself, and against the sector. This year’s report is made possible by 49 amazing participating charities who shared their […] The post Good Works released the 2024 Direct Mail Benchmarks report appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Advice for Starting A New Fundraising Job

Bloomerang

One of my favorite colleagues and co-host of our Eskin Fundraising Training Non-Profit Empowerment webinar series, Rhanda Luna, has been hired as Director of Corporate Giving and Special Events for SAFE, based in Austin, Texas. This nonprofit provides comprehensive services for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation and domestic violence.

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Nonprofits Can Now Apply for Grants of up to $50,000 to Further Climate Solutions

NonProfit PRO

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced that nonprofit organizations can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 from the utility's SoCal Climate Champions Grant program.

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How to prevent a fundraising crime

Hands on Fundraising

It’s usually an inside job. There you are, minding your own business. Getting the job done. You know the work inside and out. Sure, there are days… and nights, when all you want is a stiff drink and a chance to relax. But there are needs to be met. People to be fed. Or housed. […] The post How to prevent a fundraising crime appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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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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8 core duties and obligations of a nonprofit treasurer

Charity Village

Interested in learning more about this topic? Join us as we partner with Enkel to host a free webinar on June 6, Accounting Governance: Unlocking the Power of the Nonprofit Treasurer and Finance Committee. Register today. For nonprofit organizations, the role of the treasurer is a cornerstone of financial integrity and strategic foresight. The treasurer bears […] The post 8 core duties and obligations of a nonprofit treasurer appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Engaging Volunteers As Donors At Your Free Clinic

Bloomerang

What would your nonprofit be without the dedication, passion, and commitment of your volunteers? You might be surprised to learn that 92% of volunteers *will* give to your organization, according to a recent study by Fidelity Charitable Giving. How can you make the most of this prime opportunity? Are you even asking? Here are some tips to get started engaging volunteers as donors at your free clinic.

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Philanthropy Facilitators Make It Easy for People to Give

NonProfit PRO

When you don’t make it easy for donors to choose to support your charity, they'll choose not to. Here's how to encourage their support.

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3 Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

sgEngage

The role of the nonprofit CFO has undergone a profound evolution. No longer confined to the more traditional, narrow lane of strictly managing an organization’s revenue and expense sheets, today’s nonprofit CFOs are increasingly asked to design a multifaceted approach that encompasses strategic vision, collaboration, and innovation. This transformation is not only a response to external pressures but also a proactive adaptation to the evolving demands of the sector, where financial steward

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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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The RONA Foundation is inviting Canadian organizations to apply for the Build from the Heart program

Charity Village

The RONA Foundation invites Canadian organizations wishing to benefit from its Build from the Heart program to submit their applications by June 14. In this time of economic uncertainty and housing crisis, this program aims to donate a minimum of $1 million to seven nonprofit organizations, one in each province where RONA has stores, to help them carry out […] The post The RONA Foundation is inviting Canadian organizations to apply for the Build from the Heart program appeared first on Cha

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Why Our Definition Of Nonprofits Restricts Problem Solving

Bloomerang

I’ve often wondered why we’re the only sector that defines ourselves by what we’re NOT. Non profit. Why not what we ARE? Social benefit. Or, as Dan Palotta once suggested, “ humanity sector.” Rather than focusing so much on how to scrimp and save and be as cost- efficient as possible, shouldn’t we be focusing on how to spend and grow and be as big and effective as possible?

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Make Positive Change With Verified Legislator Data

NonProfit PRO

Access the most accurate elected official contact information to power your fundraising, petition, and awareness campaigns. Cicero data includes present, previous, and incoming elected official district, address, phone and even social media information! It’s great for moving legislative issues forward, identifying opportunities for grants, and mobilizing members in targeted areas.

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Forum One Honored With 11 Vega Awards

Forum One

We’re proud to share that Forum One was recently honored as a 2024 Vega Awards winner of 11 awards in five different categories! The Vega Awards acknowledge those who create and continually expand the digital universe. Organized by the International Awards Association (IAA) , the awards recognize and honor the outstanding performance, talent, and effort of the best digital and creative professionals worldwide.

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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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Nominations now open for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards

Charity Village

The Government of Alberta announced that nominations are now open for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards, which will be awarded on International Volunteer Day on December 5. Albertans are invited to nominate a youth, adult or senior volunteer who has contributed to the well-being of their community. There are two awards which will be awarded in the […] The post Nominations now open for the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Improve Efficiency and Mitigate Risk with AP Automation for Nonprofits

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Accounts payable (AP) is one of the most task-heavy parts of your finance team’s workload. According to the AFP’s 2022 Payments Cost Benefit Survey , most finance professionals spend at least one hour a week on each of these tasks: reconciling payments, processing ACH payments, and processing checks. That’s more than 150 hours—almost 19 business days—each year.

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Blackbaud Makes a Strategic Investment in UBIQ Education

NonProfit PRO

Blackbaud announced a strategic investment in UBIQ Education, innovators in school websites through the introduction of AMAIS, the first digital experience ecosystem (DXE) for schools.

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Burnout, Budgets, Staffing Vexing NPO Leaders

The NonProfit Times

Elements of the charitable sector appear to be suffering from long COVID, which impacts those infected for months and even years. New data from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) shows executive and staff burnout top the list of issues. In a new report, “State Of Nonprofits 2024: What Funders Need To Know,” one-third of nonprofit leaders surveyed say that they are “very much” concerned about their own burnout (33%), and half report that they are more concerned about their burnout now th

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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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Women in Canada’s changing post-pandemic labour market

Charity Village

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released the Women in Canada’s changing post-pandemic labour market report. The project was funded in part by Women and Gender Equality Canada. The report examines the impact of the pandemic on women in the workforce and what has happened since. According to the report, the situation for low-waged workers […] The post Women in Canada’s changing post-pandemic labour market appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to ask your long-term funders for more money 

Candid

For a nonprofit organization, there’s nothing better than a grantmaker you can count on for regular support. Every year you ask for $5,000 in general operating support and they award you that amount. Such long-term funders’ support is essential—but it can also be limiting. What if you want to expand your services? What if you have short-term expenses, like a repair?

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Bonterra Impact Management Buyer’s Guide

NonProfit PRO

Now more than ever, nonprofits are expected to do more with less, facing increased demands for services, efficiency, and impact reporting. With the right software, organizations can overcome these challenges, preventing staff burnout and decreased funding. Before you can find the right solution, it’s important to determine your organization’s unique needs, ask the right questions of potential software providers, and secure support for the project.

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21 Summer Fundraising Ideas for Schools | FrontStream

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Discover 21 unique summer fundraising ideas for schools to energize your community, boost participation, and meet your fundraising goals.

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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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lululemon Centre for Social Impact announces 2025 Here to Be Grant: Applications open June 3 to June 28, 2024

Charity Village

The lululemon Centre for Social Impact invites organizations to apply for the 2025 Here to Be Grant. The grants aim to accelerate the work of community-led nonprofits advancing the well-being of their communities, and serving those most impacted by systemic inequities. Eligible organizations are invited to apply for up to $50,000 USD in operating support, […] The post lululemon Centre for Social Impact announces 2025 Here to Be Grant: Applications open June 3 to June 28, 2024 appeared firs

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Top 5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Fail

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Top 5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Fail We all know the incredible impact nonprofits have – they’re the heart and hope of communities, tackling social issues with nothing but pure determination. But hey, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. Sometimes the road gets bumpy, and even the most passionate nonprofits can hit some snags.

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COMPLETE GUIDE: AI Adoption for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

This guide will pull back the curtain to AI for nonprofits, sharing everything you need to know about incorporating it into your organization. Dive into ethical AI adoption, everyday AI use cases, and popular AI tools for nonprofits and how to use them.

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Nonprofit Budgeting and Forecasting Made Easy with Fund Accounting Software

sgEngage

It’s budget season, and the spreadsheet chaos has begun. But you want to make this year different. You want to document your process to save yourself valuable time next budget season. You want to be able to easily report on budgets in a variety of accurate, clear ways without too much fuss, and know what was approved versus what’s been modified. You only have a partial-year budget, but your COO wants projections for the remainder of the fiscal year.

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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.