Sat.Oct 07, 2017 - Fri.Oct 13, 2017

Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

Connection Cafe

Over $400 billion in combined charitable donations were given to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and Canada in 2016. It was a record-breaking year that some attribute to an uncertain global political climate. No matter the reason, we’re generous! .

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New and Notable: What’s Coming With WordPress 4.9

Byte Technology

Back in May, we took a look at what was coming down the line with the WordPress update 4.8.

How to Report Live from Nonprofit Events and Conferences

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Real-time reporting from nonprofit conferences and events requires an advanced skill set, training, and a lot of practice.

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The Perils of Fake News, Coordinated Misinformation, and Social Media Addiction

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There have been many news articles recently about social media for evil: How Facebook, Twitter, Google, and even Instagram have been abused for coordinated misinformation paid social media or advertising to influence our political system.

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5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

Connection Cafe

In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7% of total giving occur in December. Higher education performed in line with the average across the public sector, however, it’s slightly behind Human Services, Healthcare and Environment/Animal Welfare organizations, which means there’s room to grow!

This Digital Marketing Process Will Make You Write Better Content

Nonprofits Source

Do you have a digital marketing process in place to manage your content, social, email, and engagement activities? I know at times it may feel like a lot to juggle. But if you’re like me, you constantly find ways to maximize your productivity to get the job done. Work smarter, not harder.

How Ideology Affects Which Causes Donors Support

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , a donor’s ideology has more impact upon which causes and types of nonprofits they support than gender or age.

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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Analytics is all the rage in development offices. Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not.

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How Libraries Use Social Media

Tech Soup Blog

Eighty-one percent of Americans have social media accounts , and that number is expected to grow each year. Nearly all brands have a social presence, and libraries are no different. Libraries are using social platforms now more than ever before. The New York Public Library has 2.2

Tips to Successful Fundraising: Put Donors First

NonProfit Hub

Donors lay the framework for sustaining your nonprofit. You can’t do much of anything without them—they give your organization the strong foundation that it needs to build upon. But once you have a solid network of donors, how do you keep them? Maeve Strathy is a Fundraising Strategist for Blakely and the creator of her own fundraising blog, What Gives Philanthropy.

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10 Reasons to Attend SURGE 2017


SURGE 2017 is an experiment in collaborative innovation. It is a free virtual summit running on November 7 th -9 th , was inspired by the association community, envisioned in conversations with people throughout the industry, and planned and created through teamwork and cooperation.

Exploring Disaster Philanthropy: Part 1

Connection Cafe

If disasters cannot be predicted or planned, is it reasonable to expect a situation where the philanthropic world is prepared to immediately address the pressing needs that surface in affected areas, both short and long-term?

5 Data Security Risks for Nonprofits (and How to Fix Them)

Tech Soup Blog

Many nonprofits handle sensitive personal information belonging to community members — whether it's names or email addresses or payment information. But are you handling this data properly to prevent a data breach?

Clearing the Air: 4 Myths That Shouldn’t Keep You From Moving Your HR to the Cloud

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by HRdirect. As a nonprofit professional, you may want (or need) to spend more time and resources on fundraising , outreach and other programs. What if there was a way to free up more time in your day to focus on those things, ultimately bettering the communities you serve? Well, get ready to do your happy dance! There is a way to save time — and increase productivity — by ditching manual paperwork when it comes to your HR and employee-management tasks.

10 Powerful Online Directory Software Tools

Wild Apricot Blog

If you're looking to build an online directory, here are 10 powerful online directory software tools that can get you started right away. Directory-Software

EveryAction Development: Make Your Fundraising Tools Work For You


It’s no secret EveryAction’s best-in-class tools have been proven to help thousands of nonprofits raise more money while saving time on day-to-day operations. With EveryAction Development, we’ve made it truly simple to manage your donors in one, unified platform, giving you more time to focus on your organization’s mission, raise more money, and operate more efficiently. Recently, I caught up with Melissa Wyers, Executive Director of EveryAction, to chat all things EveryAction Development.

How to Recognize a Suspicious Email

Tech Soup Blog

As champions of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), we're kicking off our first week with a focus on email. Read on for facts and tips on email security from the National Cyber Security Alliance. Across the world, 269 billion emails are sent every day.

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Five Leadership And Business Books To Read This Fall

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Stumped for what business books to add to your fall reading list? Here are five must-read books for leaders well worth adding to your list: Lead With A Story -- A Guide To Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire.

How to Set Up a Nonprofit Office Space on a Shoestring Budget & Where to Find Free Computer Equipment and Furniture

Wild Apricot Blog

If your operating on a shoestring budget but need to give your nonprofit office space an upgrade, you've come to the right place. Here is a list of all the places you can rent and find free or discounted computer equipment and office furniture. Office-Space

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Build Beautiful Charts & Graphs with Data Visualization on EveryAction


Whether its for a board meeting or a conference, nonprofit professionals often spend hours of time trying to figure out ways to present their data in an easily understandable way. Often, this results in either hiring a graphic designer, assigning herculean design tasks to interns(!), or relying on (pretty ugly) charts with data estimates made in Excel or Powerpoint.

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Ditch the Excel Spreadsheets, or Why Effective Marketing Requires a More Sophisticated Database

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by John Couleur Special Projects Consultant, Sputnik Moment. Nonprofit organizations have become sophisticated marketers using techniques like targeted campaigns and engagement (nurture) tracks to build strong, sustainable relationships with potential supporters.

Four Steps To Giving Constructive Feedback

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver.

The Seven Elements Of A Good Workplace Culture

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You'll learn a lot about marketing from the book, Does it Work? , by Shane Atchison and Jason Burby. Most important, you'll discover their 10 principles for getting digital marketing right. What also really caught my attention was the book's discussion about the elements of good culture.

How To Be An Accountable Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Truly accountable leadership is the only way to build an organization that can survive and thrive in our increasingly complicated world," says Vince Molinaro , author of his revised and updated bestseller, The Leadership Contract.

Exit Interview Questions

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As a leader, it's critical that you understand the real reasons employees leave your company. To do that, you need to ask specific questions that may not be ones you currently include in your exit interviews.