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Building a Complete Virtual Auction Toolkit: 5 Essentials

Connection Cafe

As we round out a whirlwind of a year and look ahead to the year-end giving season, it’s a good idea to take stock of the tools you’re working with.

8 GivingTuesday Email Examples that Inspire and Convert

Wild Apricot

GivingTuesday is coming up on December 1, 2020. Get ready to make this your most successful year yet by following best practices from these GivingTuesday email campaigns

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Nonprofit Resource Round-up: All About Fundraising

Blue Fox

How to Prepare for a Digital Giving Season Fundraisers certainly have their work cut out for them this year. Coronavirus. Racism. Unemployment. Riots. Business closures. Natural disasters. A contentious election year. All of these make for a super challenging fundraising environment.

8 Essential Nonprofit Tools to Get You off the Ground

NonProfit Hub

So, you’re starting a nonprofit, that’s great! The world needs people like you. Your next step is choosing specific software tools that can help you get it off the ground.

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Q&A with Northern California Grantmakers

Connection Cafe

The following Q&A was conducted with Steve Barton, VP of Strategic Initiatives for Northern California Grantmakers. This year, Northern California Grantmakers has moved its annual Corporate Philanthropy Institute online (happening October 14, 2020) due to COVID-19, and will be exploring the role of companies in the responses to COVID-19 and racial justice.

How to Create a Club Membership Form in Wild Apricot + 3 Examples

Wild Apricot

Using an online club membership application form is an easy and efficient way to onboard new members. Here's how to create one with Wild Apricot

5 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Scot Chisholm , CEO and Co-founder of Classy ––a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world. The entire social sector learned a valuable lesson in 2020: even the most rigorous planning can’t insulate us from the need to be flexible and adapt to the changing world around us.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 165: Engaging Supporters on GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

Giving Tuesday, the annual global day of giving, will be held on December 1 st this year – just under two months away. Although this has been a year of changes and challenges for many, your organization can still incorporate strategies that will help you leverage GivingTuesday in order to kick off your year-end giving season.

Everything about a Learning Management System


A Learning Management system is no more a luxury but a necessity for a successful organization. With an increasing need to train and develop employees, organizations are continuously looking for ways to deliver training efficiently. With an LMS, effective training is now possible

5 Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for in 2021

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

5 Sustainability Trends to Watch Out for in 2021. The world is moving at a rapid pace and we need to keep up. Do you know what sustainability trends you should look out for? Check out these 5 tips. As with any other type of business, a nonprofit organization is subject to trends within that sector.

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A Recap of Cause Camp 2020 – Celebrate Your Smaller Donors

NonProfit Hub

Cause Camp 2020 is officially in the books! Nonprofit professionals from all over the country tuned in for two full days of premium education, inspiration, and connection. Our team owes a big ‘thank you’ to our Cause Camp host, Julia Campbell , who gracefully led us through both days of programming. Here is a recap of Cause Camp 2020. . The Ameritas Inspire Series honored those in the nonprofit industry who have made a difference in their community.

5 of the Biggest Major Gift Myths – Busted!

Connection Cafe

Chances are myths and misconceptions about major donors and mega gifts are holding you back from raising the sustainable, reliable revenue you need for your mission. . Let’s look more closely at the common major gift mistakes many organizations are making – and get you back on track to raising more 5, 6, and 7- figure donations for your cause (even if you’re a smaller shop). . Myth #1: Big donors are somewhere “out there” .

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Is Your LMS Delivering Noticeable Returns If No Then What Are You Missing On


Deploying an LMS platform is just the start. Here are some pointers you should keep in mind to make the most of it

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How To Use Failure As Your Path To Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“On the path to success, we trip and lose our footing from time to time. But stumbling and even falling is the best way to learn from mistakes and is critical to achieving goals,” says Bill Wooditch , author of the book, Fail More: Embrace, Learn, And, Adapt to Failure As A Way To Success. “We

Recommendations for nonprofits to leverage technology

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Kim Roe Spring 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. In the Journal of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Seung-Chul Yoo and Minette Drumwright provided data from 2017 indicating that “…86 percent of U.S.

How can you meet your employee’s training expectations


Now employees have certain expectations when it comes to company training. While trainers might have their own objectives to accomplish through conducting training sessions, here are some of the employee’s expectations when it comes to training

How To Demonstrate Your Leadership Credibility

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Demonstrate your leadership credibility by: Practicing what you preach. Walking the talk. Ensuring your actions are consistent with your words. Putting money where your mouth is. Following through on your promises. Doing what you say you will do. Good, quick tips from the book.

Today's Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my favorite quotes for leaders are: A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit -- Arnold H.

How To Be Your Best

Eric Jacobsen Blog

My favorite takeaways from the book, Becoming The Best , by Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr. , are: Your best self is not about perfection (an impossible and, therefore, futile goal).

Incorporate These Three Learning Styles When Teaching Employees Something New

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employees have different learning styles – typically falling within these three categories: Visual Learners Auditory Learners Tactile Learners Therefore, it’s best to incorporate all three styles when teaching something new, according to the book, Customer Service Management Training 101.

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How To Make Engaging Presentations

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To sharpen your public-speaking and presentation skills, I recommend reading the book, Talk Like TED , by Carmine Gallo. Gallo explains that the most engaging presentations are: Emotional – They touch your heart. And, where you really sense emotions, dreams and imagination.

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10 Key Parts Of A Business Plan

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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What strategies can nonprofits enact to retain millennials?

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Jessica Cooper, RD, CD, CSSD, Spring 2020 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. As of 2016, Millennials (those born between 1981-1996) are the largest generation in the U.S. workforce and will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce by 2025. Millennials are often referred to as the “job hopping generation” due to their tendency to change jobs more frequently than previous generations.

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