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5 Cybersecurity Best Practices for Your Nonprofit

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good According to the 2023 Nonprofit Tech for Good Report , 27% of nonprofits worldwide have experienced a cyberattack (email phishing, website hacking, ransomware, social media attack, etc.). Cybersecurity cannot be ignored in 2023. Below are five simple best practices for your nonprofit to ensure that your staff and your digital marketing and fundraising campaigns are safe and protected. 1) Use a premium hosting service

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Data Wrangling Blues

Association Analytics

“Are we going to have dinner now or try to get this list created before we eat?” I ask my two association colleagues nervously. It’s getting dangerously close to 8pm and I know that I need to eat dinner soon. Depending on the time of year, it was not unheard of to stay until 11pm. This was a familiar conversation in our small association where a handful of key employees worked well into many evenings compiling data from multiple sources.

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7 Ways to Prioritize Donor Acquisition and Retention This Year

NonProfit PRO

Industry benchmarks reveal just 23% of first-time online donors return, compared to 64% of existing online donors. And over the last decade, nonprofits have continued to raise more funds from fewer donors.

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Challenging Conversations—Tackling Risk

.orgSource

If your association is lucky enough to have an investment portfolio, a discussion about risk has probably been on the board’s agenda. Financial managers make understanding the group’s risk tolerance a defining component of their strategy. These conversations are limited to bottom-line issues. But risk doesn’t always come with a dollar sign attached.

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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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[Free Webinar] Blogging Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good Blogging allows your nonprofit to have a consistent stream of new content to use in your e-newsletter and share on social media which, in turn, increases traffic to your website and awareness of your nonprofit’s brand.

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Visionlink Supports: 2023 Colorado Emergency Management Conference

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to support this year's Colorado Emergency Management Conference. We'll be right in our backyard in Loveland, Colorado, February 14th-16th. We’ll be exhibiting at B ooth #35, joining Colorado's dedicated crisis professionals from across the Rockies to discuss the latest technological advances and disaster resiliency-building efforts in Colorado, Visionlink's home state.

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Three tips to manage key stakeholder expectations for your AMS project

Nimble AMS

The entire process of r esearching, buying, and implementing new association management software (AMS) is a major job for any organization. Not only must you oversee the adoption and implementation of new technology, but the process involves managing communication and collaboration with multiple stakeholders. For a successful AMS search, implementation, and launch , you r association will need to manage the expectations of your shareholders.

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Nonprofit jokes that are bad — for good

Whole Whale

The nonprofit sector tackles an exponential amount of serious issues facing our world and society, all for the greater good. In that spirit, we’ve created this (frankly terrible) list of dad jokes about nonprofits and fundraising to make you smile, to use at your next board meeting, or to populate your Twitter feed. #sorrynotsorry Nonprofit jokes: Matching gifts Why did Duracell donate batteries for their matching gift program?

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Wellness and well-being are not the same

Charity Village

This article was previously published by YMCA WorkWell and is reprinted with permission. Renowned author and employee burnout expert Jennifer Moss argues that organizations can no longer afford to ignore employee well-being. And, you know what? She’s absolutely right. Multiple surveys suggest that close to half of employees are seriously considering leaving their jobs and/or changing careers […] The post Wellness and well-being are not the same appeared first on CharityVillage.

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The 2023 Nonprofit Sector Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss

NonProfit PRO

Set some time away from your daily nonprofit work to find the missing pieces of your nonprofit’s strategy by attending some of 2023’s in-person nonprofit sector conferences.

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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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10 Proven Strategies To Help You Retain New Donors

Bloomerang

Community Brands recently shared donor retention data that reinforced alarming trends that the nonprofit sector has been monitoring for a while. In their survey, they asked nonprofits what their current donor retention rate was: about 60% said they didn’t know and the rest had an average donor retention rate of 45%. On average, donor retention rates increase based on the average gift amount.

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So you’ve defined “BIPOC-led”…but how will you measure it?

Candid

Last December, I wrote about the surprisingly complex challenge of aligning on a conceptual definition of BIPOC-led (BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color). In particular, I noted that despite subject matter experts’ general sentiment that the term “BIPOC-led” is about BIPOC individuals holding power in organizations, there are a number of nuances and circumstances that complicate this conceptualization.

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New Solutions for Old Problems: Tackling Workplace Mental Health in 2023

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: February 16, 2023. Summary: Disengaged workers, work overload, and burnout are not new workforce problems and were actually steadily increasing well before the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the pandemic created a tipping point, challenging not only long-held assumptions about the possibilities of working from home but also the power balance between employer and employee. […] The post New Solutions for Old Problems: Tackling Workplace Mental Health in 2023 appeared fi

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Top 5 Ways Text Messaging Will Retain Donors in 2023

NonProfit PRO

While text messaging has remained a reliable conversion channel over the years, nonprofits are taking advantage of texting’s strong and immediate open rate to focus on retention.

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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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7 Best Types of Fundraisers for Success with Your Events

Donorbox

Fundraising events are popular with nonprofits and charities for a reason. In addition to bringing in important funds, these different types of fundraisers can create great momentum with new and existing donors, leading to more event conversions. And they can be feel-good ways to connect with more of your community! In this article, we’ll look […] The post 7 Best Types of Fundraisers for Success with Your Events appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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5 Things Podcast Sponsors Wish You Knew 

The Sponsorship Collective

Podcasts continue to be big business as the 2020s get underway, and more podcast hosts than ever have broadened their search to find sponsors. However, they can be far-removed from what they think a sponsor wants versus what they truly want. What do podcast sponsors wish you knew before reaching out? Here are 5 things […] The post 5 Things Podcast Sponsors Wish You Knew appeared first on The Sponsorship Collective.

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Using Social Media to Engage and Recruit Volunteers

Volunteer Hub

Social media is a powerful, yet affordable, way to inform, engage, and recruit volunteers. Here are 7 tips to help your organization get the most value from social media. Did you know that 47% of nonprofit leaders say recruiting sufficient volunteers is a big problem for their organization? If you’re wondering if social media can be an effective tool to recruit volunteers, the answer is yes.

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The Giving Block Partners with Omatic

NonProfit PRO

The Giving Block announced a new partnership with Omatic. This partnership allows nonprofit organizations to seamlessly connect their fundraising data from The Giving Block with Blackbaud.

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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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8 Steps of Learning Management System Development

Gyrus

Are you interested in learning management system development for educational organizations? Our blog post below outlines the 8 steps required to build one.

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Sending Your Sponsorship Proposal Early

The Sponsorship Collective

Another dealbreaker that kills any sponsorship deal in a jiffy is sending your sponsorship proposal right away. Many sponsorship seekers use their proposal like a resume. They talk and talk about what they achieved in the proposal. By focusing more on that, they miss the opportunity to share detailed audience data and rich activations and […] The post Sending Your Sponsorship Proposal Early appeared first on The Sponsorship Collective.

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Want to be featured on the CharityVillage podcast? We’re looking for organizations working with volunteers!

Charity Village

Would you like to be featured on an upcoming episode of the CharityVillage Connects podcast? We’re currently looking for organizations that work with volunteers for an upcoming episode related to current volunteer trends in Canada. Are you struggling to recruit volunteers? Have you had to put programs and services on hold due to the ongoing […] The post Want to be featured on the CharityVillage podcast?

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Download the Ultimate A to Z List of Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas

NonProfit PRO

Get your copy of this Essential Auction Resource for Nonprofits. When it comes to planning your next benefit auction event, one of the most critical elements for success is making sure that the items you're putting up for bid during your live and silent auctions are irresistible. Download The Ultimate A-to-Z List of Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas for Benefit Auction Success today to get started on brainstorming amazing ideas for unique live and silent auction items!

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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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Nonprofit pickup lines you can use this Valentine’s Day (and year-round)

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, a couple of things before we get started. On March 14th, 9:30am Pacific Time, I’ll be moderating a.

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LMS vs. CMS: Top 5 Differences and Similarities

Gyrus

Learn about the key differences and similarities between a learning management system (LMS) and a content management system (CMS).

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University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies launches Blueprint Career Services

Charity Village

With half of Canadian workers planning to find a new job or make career pivots in 2023, the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies (SCS) is poised to help them design a path to the future they envision with the latest SCS offering: Blueprint Career Services. “We are extremely pleased to be able to offer […] The post University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies launches Blueprint Career Services appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Groundswell Platform Implemented by Wipfli Launches Employee Giving Program

NonProfit PRO

Utilizing the Groundswell platform, Wisconsin-based Wipfli has launched a new charitable program that provides each employee $150 and matches an additional $500 that can be distributed to charity how, when and where the employee chooses.

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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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How To Never Stop Learning

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“I’ve spent almost the last 15 years researching why we are so bad at learning and what we can do about it,” states Bradley R. Staats. And that’s primarily what prompted him to write his book, Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive. Further explaining, Staats says that when it comes to learning, we are our own worst enemy and we often work against ourselves: Instead of doing the things that will help us learn, we often do just the opposite.

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[Webinar] Using Digital Marketing to Make It Rain for Your Mission

CauseVox

Are your fundraising and marketing strategies married up and hitched at the hip? If not, it may be time to re-evaluate. In the most successful nonprofits, the marketing and fundraising efforts work hand-in-hand because leadership understands that marketing is vital to growing and retaining donors and donations. Their messaging and branding are consistent.

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ESG is Everywhere. Should It Matter to Nonprofits?

Blue Avocado

Article In Brief: The Problem: More and more corporations are developing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies. As we have seen from past regulatory and reporting changes in the for-profit sector, the increasing focus on ESG will inevitably impact the nonprofit sector as well. The time for preparation and action is now. The Context: Stakeholder […] The post ESG is Everywhere.

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Combat uncertainty head-on: Leadership strategies

NonProfit PRO

What tactics have you put into place to ensure your organization can continue the essential services you provide? Learn how you can set your team up for success, regardless of any curveballs 2023 throws your way. From empowering your team with data to make informed decisions to staff and community engagement, download the eGuide from Social Solutions to learn from an experienced nonprofit Executive Director.

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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.