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3 Strategies to Help Nonprofits Overcome Donor Fatigue

NonProfit PRO

Here are the top three strategies that every nonprofit should implement to overcome donor fatigue and keep their audience engaged.

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A People First Approach To Nonprofit AI Adoption

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Join me on February 22nd at 9:00 am PT for a LinkedIn Live with Zoe Amar for a conversation about taking the first step for responsible AI adoption.We’ll discuss the challenges, tips, and practical resources available. Panel at Global Nonprofit Leaders Summit Last month, at the Global Nonprofit Leaders Summit in Seattle hosted by Microsoft, I moderated a roundtable, “Empower Employees with AI Productivity Tools,” with leaders from three nonprofits: Alex Duncan,, British Heart Foundation; Jon

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What is artificial intelligence and how can it help fundraisers?

Charity Village

This article is an excerpt from the CharityVillage x Keela webinar, The AI Advantage: How Nonprofits Can Rise to the Top Using AI. View the full video recording here, or scroll to the end of the article to watch the video. Artificial intelligence, or AI as we commonly know it, is the ability for a […] The post What is artificial intelligence and how can it help fundraisers?

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Are Marketing and Membership at Opposite Poles? Take the Journey to Collaboration

.orgSource

Is your marketing team hanging out at the North Pole while the membership group chills in Antarctica? If these two drivers of engagement are a world apart, it will be challenging to deliver the seamless experience customers expect from their favorite brands. There was a time when associations didn’t think of their members as customers. We saw their loyalty as beyond commercial transactions.

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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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Fidelity Charitable Donors Recommend a Record $11.8B in Grants During 2023

NonProfit PRO

Fidelity Charitable distributed $11.8 billion in donor-recommended grants in 2023, more than four times what was distributed 10 years ago.

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Visionlink is Celebrating National 211 Day!

VisionLink

Join us as we celebrate the amazing individuals behind the life-enhancing services of 211 contact centers nationwide! 211 is the most comprehensive and credible source of vetted information about local resources and services in the country. It's powered by people: thousands of caring, local experts who are available to help 24/7. Know someone who needs assistance?

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The Ultimate Guide to Legacy Gifts  

Wild Apricot

Unlock a lasting impact with legacy giving! Learn why it's crucial, set up a sustainable program, and master the art of soliciting and building successful legacy gifting programs.

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Expert Donor Appreciation Templates for Letters, Texts, Social Media, and Calls!

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits spend most of their time trying to get donations, so make sure you follow-up every contribution with a prompt thank you, acknowledgement, and receipt that communicates your organization's story with impact. Download this guide now to receive thank you letter templates for direct mail, email, phone calls, social media, and text messages, guaranteed to make your donors feel appreciated while also supporting your donor retention and acquisition efforts.

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To bot or not to bot: Using generative AI in grantwriting

Candid

Amid all the talk about generative AI, fundraisers, especially grantwriters, may be asking themselves: Am I out of a job?  Will I be replaced by ChatGPT? Perhaps the question we should be asking instead is: How can we use these tools to create efficiencies and enhance our work? The two of us—combining our experience as a grantwriter, researcher, and grant instructor for 30-plus years and as an instructional designer who regularly uses generative AI, respectively—will discuss the basics: what gen

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Spring forward into innovation with the Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 release

Nimble AMS

Are you ready to spring your entire association forward with exciting innovation? The Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 product r elease is here to deliver ! Our Nimble AMS team is always working to offer the latest updates to enhance your organization and meet your association-specific needs. Leverage the Nimble AMS Spring ‘24 release to i mprove your staff and member experience , putting you on track to exceed your goals.

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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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Engaging Association Members in Advocacy Initiatives: 3 Tips

Wild Apricot

Advocacy initiatives have the power to engage members and enact positive change. Learn how to encourage your association’s members to participate in advocacy.

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Overcoming Donor Hesitancy: Strategies to Keep Donors Engaged and Giving Amidst Challenges

NonProfit PRO

Donor hesitancy remains a constant threat to nonprofits. Here are some challenges associated with hesitancy, and tips to overcome them.

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End-of-Year Wrap-Up: Three Things to Take Into Your 2024 Email Campaigns

M+R

Read time: 4 minutes Are you done running reports for your 2023 year-end fundraising? Good, it’s time to start planning for 2024 year-end fundraising! We reviewed some early 2023 returns a few of weeks back , and now we’re taking a closer look at email tactics. Email fundraising has become increasingly difficult, but many of the organizations in our sample of 24 nonprofits saw strong results this December.

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Have grantmaker salaries kept up with inflation?  

Candid

As the consumer price index rose 9.1% year-over-year in June 2022—the highest rate in over 40 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—we asked foundations how inflation would affect their operations. In Candid’s 2023 Giving Forecast Survey, 21% of respondents said inflation affected their grantmaking decisions in 2022, and 29% expected it to affect their grantmaking in 2023.

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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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Demystifying Charity Gala Planning

Greater Giving

The word “gala” conjures images of glittering ballrooms, elegant attendees, and a night dedicated to supporting a worthy cause. While gala fundraisers might seem intimidating to plan, don’t let the perceived glamor obscure their accessibility! Whether you’re a seasoned gala organizer or just dipping your toes in, this guide will equip you with the knowledge to successfully navigate the exciting world of nonprofit galas.

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Managing the Transition from a Working Board to a Governance Board

NonProfit PRO

Here are five reasons an organization may transition its board from a working board to a governance board, and how to protect board members.

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Prospecting for Sponsorships: 5 Strategies to Maximize Your Success

The Sponsorship Collective

One of the first sponsorship topics I discuss with clients of The Sponsorship Collective is prospecting. Many don’t understand what prospecting is, and others have no idea how to do it properly.

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One-Time vs. Recurring Donors: Why Donor Retention Matters

DonorDock

Discover the secrets to boosting your nonprofit's success with proven donor retention strategies that keep supporters engaged for long-term impact.

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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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Beyond Donations: A Guide For Effective Nonprofit Financial Management

Bloomerang

Financial management is possibly the most important aspect of your nonprofit’s operation. The services and programs your organization delivers are vital, but improper or ineffective fund management is a disservice to your donors and the people and cause you serve. So, how can you be sure that the funds you receive are used most effectively? By learning about and prioritizing nonprofit financial management.

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Gravyty Announces Integration With DAFpay

NonProfit PRO

Donors will be able to give from their DAF to nonprofits directly through Gravyty using DAFpay, which was created by Chariot.

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Impact investing: Catalyzing systemic change 

Candid

Once the preserve of large foundations and mega-donors, impact investing is growing in popularity, including among women and younger generations. More than 40% of millennials report engaging in impact investing, compared with 20% of baby boomers. What is impact investing? According to Fidelity Charitable , it’s “the act of purposefully making investments that help achieve certain social and environmental benefits while generating financial returns.

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Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edward M. Marshall 's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs.

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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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5 Research-Based Fundraising Strategies For Modern Campaigns

Bloomerang

In the world of nonprofit fundraising, much of what is considered best practice is steeped in tradition, passed down through generations of fundraisers. While there’s immense value in learning from experienced individuals, it’s essential to acknowledge that what works for one organization may not necessarily work for another, and even widely accepted practices can lose their efficacy over time as circumstances evolve.

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Foundation Source Acquires PG Calc, Provider of Planned Giving Solutions

NonProfit PRO

Foundation Source acquired PG Calc, expanding its suite of charitable giving solutions and the support and expertise it provides.

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Raise More With a Sticky Donate Button | Tips & How-To Guide

Donorbox

What if your donate button could bring in more donations, increasing your impact and allowing you to do more good in the world? That’s exactly the goal of a donation button that sticks in the same place as your website visitors browse. Sticky donate buttons can bring in up to 50% more donations for your […] The post Raise More With a Sticky Donate Button | Tips & How-To Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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The benefits of a brand evolution–behind the scenes of RefugePoint’s brand refresh

Big Duck

The post The benefits of a brand evolution–behind the scenes of RefugePoint’s brand refresh appeared first on Big Duck.

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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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Giving Day Checklist: Everything You Need to Run Your Giving Day from Start to Finish

CauseVox

Hosting your own Giving Day is a powerful way to amplify your mission. At CauseVox, we understand that orchestrating a successful Giving Day can be an exciting but daunting endeavor. That’s why we’ve crafted the ultimate Giving Day Checklist – your go-to resource for turning generosity into tangible results. Why Have a Giving Day? Giving days are not just about fundraising; they’re about community, connection, and creating lasting change.

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Why Relationship Fundraising Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

NonProfit PRO

The nonprofit sector is at risk of moving toward ineffective fundraising, but relationship fundraising may be the solution. Here's why.

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AI in Action: Deploying Responsible, Effective, and Trustworthy AI

sgEngage

Although AI has become a buzzword recently, it’s not new. Artificial intelligence has been around since the 1950s and it has gone through periods of hype (“AI summers”) and periods with reduced interest (“AI winters”). The recent hype is driven in part by how accessible AI has become: You no longer need to be a data scientist to use AI. With AI showing up as a wonder tool in nearly every platform we use, it’s no surprise that every industry, every business unit is suddenly racing to adopt AI.

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Breaking colonial legacies and mapping new pathways to mental wellness: Voices of Indigenous youth leaders on reconciliation

Charity Village

Deloitte released Volume 3 of Voices of Indigenous youth leaders on reconciliation, which delves into the experiences of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities facing intergenerational and recent traumas. Indigenous youth are uniquely affected by systemic barriers and are regularly faced with the impacts of these barriers. Everyone must advocate for reconciliation and act accordingly […] The post Breaking colonial legacies and mapping new pathways to mental wellness: Voices of Indigen

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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.