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Drones, Robots, and Farmers—Prepare Your Association to Meet Fast-Moving Technology Trends

.orgSource

To make a point about technology and its impact on the future of work, Hugh Lee, Co-Founder of Fusion Productions, told me this story: “Several years ago, we invited some young presenters who were developing cutting edge farming technology to digitalNow. They were using drones to fly over fields and analyze the irrigation and fertilizer required by individual plants and crops.

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8 Artificial Intelligence Concepts & Terms for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Patrick Ciccarelli , Founder & CEO of Varsity Technologies – a Certified B-Corp and Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) providing first-class IT solutions tailored to the nonprofit sector to help mitigate risk and support their mission. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming various sectors, including the nonprofit realm. It is essential for nonprofit professionals to grasp the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with this field.

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Study: With Donor-Advised Funds, Unexpected Giving Leads Donors to Expand Their Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

A new study on donor-advised funds revealed increased long-term and responsive giving, as well as other donor behaviors and sentiments.

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Today is National Telephone Day!

VisionLink

On April 25th, we observe National Telephone Day. Around the world, there are about 9.8 billion mobile phones. And while some predicted the landline to be obsolete by 2020, there are still about 930 million landlines worldwide. Globally, more than 1.5 billion calls are made every second! (source: sellcell) National Telephone Day is a great day to highlight two essential telephone numbers: 211 and 988.

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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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CanadaHelps’ 2024 Giving Report reveals the number of Canadians donating to charity hits lowest point in recent history

Charity Village

CanadaHelps released the seventh edition of The Giving Report, an annual look at the charitable sector and the state of giving. The Giving Report 2024: From Disconnection to Collective Action highlights significant declines in the number of Canadians donating to charities, while thousands of charities struggle to meet heightened demand for their services, and the […] The post CanadaHelps’ 2024 Giving Report reveals the number of Canadians donating to charity hits lowest point in rece

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Your guide to tracking and reporting donations in-kind

DonorDock

Unlock the power of in-kind donations for your nonprofit! Dive into our comprehensive guide on tracking, reporting, and acknowledging these invaluable contributions. Learn essential strategies to streamline your process and maximize your impact. Don't miss out—start optimizing your nonprofit's growth today!

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A Volunteer Hour In U.S. Jumps To $33.49

The NonProfit Times

The value of a volunteer hour in the United States during 2023 was $33.49, up $4.95 from 2020. It’s a 5.3% increase from 2022. The value is estimated from data collected in 2023, the figure illustrates the valuable and significant contributions volunteers make every day to support our communities and nation. In a state-by-state comparison and including the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, Massachusetts had the highest volunteer value at $40.97 per hour, followed closely by Washington

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ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Spring sprouts a surge in workers’ happiness

Charity Village

The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index (“Index”) reports an increase in worker sentiment for April, with secondary indicators showing an increase across the board. The National Work Happiness Score for April 2024 is 6.8/10, representing a 0.2-point increase from March. April 2024 Happiness@Work Index Highlights National Work Happiness Score: 6.8/10 (+0.2) * Indicator Breakdown Primary […] The post ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Spring sprouts a surge in workers’ ha

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How to raise money for an arts organization

Hands on Fundraising

Are arts organizations different? I spent the better part of my nonprofit career at arts organizations. My love of theater brought me into the nonprofit world. So I know more than a little about raising money for an arts organization. Let me tell you a little story. One day I was talking with people at […] The post How to raise money for an arts organization appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Gen Z Generosity: 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Engage the Next Generation of Donors

NonProfit PRO

Gen Z is poised to be exceptionally generous. Here are five ways fundraisers can capture the passion and attention of these donors.

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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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Beyond the Audit: 6 Best Practices to Build and Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Audit Firm

sgEngage

In recent years, relationships between nonprofit organizations and their auditors have seen positive change. Auditors are viewed less by nonprofits as once-a-year visitors and more as year-round trusted advisors. Your auditor’s year-end work will remain critical to ensure the financial integrity of your nonprofit’s books and records and compliance with ever-changing regulations.

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Call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer Awards 2024

Charity Village

Canada’s Volunteer Awards (CVA) Program, presented by the Government of Canada, recognizes volunteers, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises and businesses for their contributions across the country. The Awards Program highlights the positive impacts of volunteering and showcases how volunteerism strengthens communities. National Award The Thérèse Casgrain Lifelong Achievement Award This category is open to individuals who […] The post Call for nominations for Canada’s Volunteer

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Value of Volunteer Involvement… The good, the bad, and the “time” to move on

VQ Strategies

This week, the much anticipated annual announcement of the updated Value of Volunteer Time was announced by Independent Sector and, drumroll please, the national value for 2023 reporting is $33.49, a 5% increase over the 2022 value. You can read the full report for national and state-by-state data. This value remains the most commonly used way to describe and recognize the “impacts” that volunteers deliver on your mission.

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Tips for Developing Successful Websites for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Many nonprofits dread a website redesign because of unreasonable pressure to launch a 100% perfect website. This is a recipe for disaster.

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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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How to Determine Your Needs When Choosing a New Fundraising CRM

sgEngage

Choosing a new fundraising CRM is exciting–but also needs careful consideration. When embarking on a technology project, you should always start by outlining the key purpose behind the investment. If you are unclear about your needs, abilities, and opportunities, you will quickly find it difficult to vet vendors and evaluate CRMs, not to mention bringing internal stakeholders onboard or getting sign-off at key stages.

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ABC Life Literacy Canada now accepting applications for the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award

Charity Village

ABC Life Literacy Canada is accepting submissions to the Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award (LIA). The award is presented to Canadian organizations offering a unique and innovative adult or adult-integrated family literacy program. There is one top award of $20,000 and two honourable mention awards of $10,000 each. The LIA helps to build capacity for grassroots literacy organizations in Canada, and is […] The post ABC Life Literacy Canada now accepting applications for the Canada Life L

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Spotlight on Impact: ShowerUp and Compassion Delivered’s Journeys with Bloomerang Volunteer

Bloomerang

At the core of every nonprofit organization is a mission driven by passion and fueled by the hard-working hands of volunteers. Today, we’ll take a look at two inspiring customer organizations, ShowerUp and Compassion Delivered. Their stories not only highlight their profound missions but also showcase how the Bloomerang Volunteer Management solution has amplified their impact.

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Are You Overlooking Your Mid-Level Donors?

NonProfit PRO

“The Missing Middle: Part Four” report from Sea Change Strategies provided insights on the often neglected mid-level donor segment.

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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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How to Minimize Risk Throughout Your Grant Cycle

sgEngage

There are millions of wonderful nonprofit organizations working to make this world a better place. And as a grantmaker, you’ve had the privilege of supporting many of them. But on occasion, a person will make a mistake or doesn’t follow the restrictions for the grant. Or even more rare, a bad actor will intentionally try to impede your impact—either by posing as a grantee or by stealing from your grantee.

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Decoding Job Postings: Improving Accessibility for Neurodivergent Job Seekers Report

Charity Village

The Labour Market Information Council released the Decoding Job Postings: Improving Accessibility for Neurodivergent Job Seekers Report, which highlights the importance of developing more inclusive hiring practices and fostering diverse, inclusive, accessible, and equitable workplaces. The report focuses on understanding the experiences and needs of neurodivergent people in Canada’s labour market, and specifically, explores neurodivergence […] The post Decoding Job Postings: Improvin

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Should your campaign identity match your brand identity?

Big Duck

Determine when and where to change your organizational brand elements for unique and engaging campaign visuals, themes, identities, and more.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 84: The Rapid Growth of Giving Through Donor-Advised Funds

NonProfit PRO

Shirley Nagar, Sarah Traisman and Mitch Stein join The NonProfit Voice to discuss the rise of donor-advised funds as a way to give.

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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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How To Build Immunity To Burnout In The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Raise your hand if you have ever experienced burnout during your career? I sense many raised hands. That is because workplace burnout is incredibly common. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.

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How to Hire Sponsorship Sales Staff (or Get Hired)

The Sponsorship Collective

I am writing this post for two audiences. The first is the hiring manager looking to retain sponsorship talent. The second is to the sponsorship sales professional, looking for work in the field (whether new or experienced).

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Nonprofit work and its toll on our physical health, and what we need to do about it

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. It’s been four years since I left being a nonprofit executive director and became “Financially Untethered” (FU), and.

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Accidental Techie? Get Intentional Expert Training!

NonProfit PRO

Accidentally ended up in charge of the tech at your nonprofit? Us too, and we know it’s lonely and overwhelming. That’s why our course, community, and coaching transforms confusion to confidence! In just a few hours a week, you’ll learn to assess your tech, trust your data, solve team issues, and create a thriving digital culture. Because guess what, the solution to your nonprofit tech isn’t tech, it’s you!

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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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How Leaders Can Reduce Employee Burnout Within The Workplace

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The constant pace of change and a variety of new demands are contributing to widespread burnout among both employees and managers today. According to new research from a Harris Poll survey done on behalf of The Grossman Group , more than 75% of employees and 63% of managers report feeling burned out or ambivalent in their current position. And surprisingly managers are not recognizing just how overwhelmed their employees feel, with 89% saying their employees are thriving compared to the actual t

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L.I.F.T Youth Mentorship & Career Launch Program invites applicants

Charity Village

Unlock your potential with the L.I.F.T Mentorship & Career Launch Program! Dedicated to empowering youth aged 15-30 who are navigating disabilities, mental health challenges, or who identify as NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) and equity-deserving, our program offers a transformative journey toward career success. Each week, L.I.F.T provides invaluable exposure to a diverse […] The post L.I.F.T Youth Mentorship & Career Launch Program invites applicants appeared fi

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Proving Your Value: Measuring Sponsorship Return on Investment

The Sponsorship Collective

I’ve written a lot about sponsorship valuations lately and, while this is not a post about valuation, sponsorship ROI is a close cousin.

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Learn from the Top Nonprofit Leaders on Techniques for Campaign and Event Success

NonProfit PRO

Join us on April 30th at 3:30pm EST for an exclusive panel conversation with nonprofit leaders who have achieved remarkable campaign, event, and fundraising success. Hear from Kendra Turner from Boys & Girls Clubs of Pueblo County and Geovanny Ragsdale from Boys & Girls Clubs of the West Valley, to learn replicable methods to achieve more through campaigns, events, and fundraising.

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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.