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10 Best Practices for a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. The nature of why a supporter chooses to fundraise for your nonprofit is most likely a personal one.

Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Norbert Reimer. My book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , was published a month before the presidential election.

Casting Vision for Fundraising Success in 2019

Connection Cafe

Before Jack Welch retired, he was quoted as saying, “Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision, and relentlessly drive it to completion.”.

3 Big Things That Might Be Harming Your Brand

NonProfit Hub

Having an effective branding strategy for your nonprofit is important, but it’s not easy. If you’re doing everything you can to effectively brand and market your organization but aren’t seeing positive results, these could be the reasons why. Lack of personal connection.

5 Features of Corporate Giving Platforms and How they Affect Business Performance


Corporate responsibility (CR) has been a necessary element of doing business for years. Large companies set up private foundations and giving programs, while small and medium sized companies fought to compete with more limited resources.

33 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in February

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Uncomplicate Your Communications Strategy

Connection Cafe

The single greatest threat to effective communications is our inability to identify and prioritize who we’re communicating with. However, in spite of this well-known truth, an easy solution sometimes feels out of reach.

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How To Be An Optimist

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Every leader experiences periods of ups and downs. Hopefully, more up periods. If you struggle with too many down periods, it might be because you have perfectionist tendencies.

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The Importance of Hiring and Retaining Correct Individuals for Your Nonprofit

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Deborah Robles Summer 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management Program Manager, A New Leaf - Mesa, AZ. You are the manager of a nonprofit and find yourself exhausted by your efforts managing difficult staff, recruiting new staff and placing remaining energy into high-performing staff. Staff retention seems not only difficult, but near impossible to understand because of the intense amount of work.

How the Workplace is Changing

Connection Cafe

We’ve seen leaps in technology over the last few decades, shifts in the global economy and industry needs, and a new generation maturing into the workforce and roles of prominence, so it stands to reason that the way people think about and practice our work will begin to change, and it has. . In the recent episode of The sgENGAGE Podcast, “ Skills, Brand, and Space: The Future of Work ,” Blackbaud’s Rachel Hutchisson spends some time speaking with?Carina

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Donor Management Software: 5 Features All Nonprofits Need

Donor Search

Your donors are the backbone of your organization: without their ongoing support, your nonprofit wouldn’t be able to complete any of the projects that are vital for achieving your goals. Every donor is unique, with different passions and motivations. They give at different levels, for different reasons, at different times of the year. And that… Nonprofit Software

Be A Manager Who Makes Decisions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A manager who can't make a decision or who can't make a timely decision will frustrate his/her employees. Equally bad, a lack of decision will impede the progress of the manager's team. Some managers make endless requests for data as a way to postpone their having to make a decision.

The Little Book Of Leadership Development

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The authors of the today's featured book suggest that readers don't read their book cover to cover. But, if you're like me, you'll read the book that way. That's because I found, The Little Book of Leadership Development , by Scott J.

Six Inspirational Maxims For Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I so appreciate this advice from William Arthur Ward , one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims: Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.

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 two decades after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader.

The Need To Innovate

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I find this advice from Ken Goldstein (from his book, Endless Encores ) particularly helpful. He says: "You have to be innovating all the time. The only sure path to a limited repertoire is not to push yourself beyond the familiar.

Today's Three Leadership Tips

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are three helpful leadership tips from author Neil Smith -- from his book, co-authored with Patricia O'Connell, How Excellent Companies Avoid Dumb Things : People say they cannot find the time to do things, yet they always find the time to fix things when they break. Companies need to create that sense of urgency before a problem occurs. People will embrace change if they see the logic behind it. If they feel they have control over its onset and evolution.