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The Unseen Opportunity of Asset-Based Giving

Connection Cafe

Recently one of The Giving Crowd’s partners asked a nonprofit leader , “ h ow many gifts of assets have you received?” The leader responded, “Oh, we have that covered, we receive one every now and then.”

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Reasons to put Cloudflare in Front of Your Website

Byte Technology

Cloudflare is a service that provides a Content Delivery Network (CDN), a performance layer, and a firewall for your website. Aside from the services mentioned, Cloudflare also offers many more.


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Build Donor Engagement Before You Start A Campaign 

NonProfit Hub

When a nonprofit organization decides to undertake a capital campaign, it has most likely identified a need and developed a project to address that need. Usually, the campaign is designed to resource the project.

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How To Activate Your Board For Fundraising

Wild Apricot

This is a guest post from Candace Cody, Manager of Content + Education at CauseVox. Your nonprofit’s board is one of the most powerful fundraising assets you have. But often our board members go untapped: either because you don’t think. fundraising

3 Reasons to Explore Virtual Training For Nonprofit Staff

Connection Cafe

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” – Peter Drucker. Learning is truly an everlasting endeavor. When we stop learning, we stop growing.

How to Send a Nonprofit Appeal and Get Results

Get Fully Funded

Direct mail is a valuable fundraising strategy, but figuring out how to send a nonprofit appeal can be confusing. It seems like it should be simple. You’re just mailing a letter asking for a donation, right? But there are dozens of ways it can go wrong.

Good Finds for Nonprofits: Shift

NonProfit Hub

Each week we’ll bring you a new resource that we think could revolutionize the nonprofit sector — or at least your workweek. It may be an app, platform, podcast, or product that will help you do more good.

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6 Creative Data-Driven Ways to Fundraise During Nurses Week 2021

Connection Cafe

Nurses have stepped up in unprecedented ways to care for our communities. Your donors are ready to ensure nurses feel gratitude for their hard work and dedication. Nurses Week (May 6-12, 2021) is the perfect time to shine the spotlight on these caregivers and engage donors. But, where do you begin?

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[FREE WEBINAR] 6 Ways to Prevent Your Nonprofit’s WordPress Site from Getting Hacked

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Chuck Spidell , WordPress Security Expert at ILLUSIO. Cost: Free. If you’re part of a small nonprofit comms team, your WordPress website updates probably aren’t high on the priority list – but they should be.

How To Welcome New Members To An Organization

Wild Apricot

Do you remember the first conference you attended? What about your first association networking event? Did you feel welcomed, or more like a wallflower waiting for a dance invitation? As a junior association staffer, I was excited to fly halfway across. membership

Beyond Personas: Data-Driven Audience Insights and How to Use Them


Read time: 1 minute. Have you ever seen this kind of “donor profile”? Or relied on one yourself? This kind of profile is the result of a line of thinking based on figuring out (or just plain assuming) what a “typical” donor on your file looks like.

Top Cybersecurity Interview Questions

Connection Cafe

Cybersecurity is crucial to every organization. Cybersecurity demand is high in almost all industries across the world. Every organization has a cybersecurity team to secure its assets.

Re-Opening After Covid-19: What Nonprofits Need to Know about Reasonable Accommodation of Employees with Disabilities

Blue Avocado

Although the number of Covid-19 cases varies throughout the United States, nonprofit leaders are undoubtedly eager to re-open organizations and get back to business.

5 Clichés About Sponsorship You Should Avoid

The Sponsorship Collective

Love is blind. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Actions speak louder than words. Clichés are sometimes true, but more often than that, they’re tired and what’s worse, tiring. Sponsorship companies have been around the block so many times that your clichés might put them to sleep.

How to handle a bully

Hands on Fundraising

Lately, we’ve seen a rash of stories about the problem of bullying in nonprofit organizations. Yes, these organizations meant to make the world a better place can be the place where people are made to feel awful. We’re not at all exempt. Sometimes, I think we might be more at risk.

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Protect Your Information with Reputable Online Home Furniture Stores

Connection Cafe

The top listings for online furniture stores might not be the best options. Unfortunately, disreputable websites can appear completely legitimate, even to Google.

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Making Strategic Planning (Relatively) Painless

Blue Avocado

Strategic planning time! Do I hear groans or cheers? In my experience sitting on nonprofit boards and employed as a nonprofit staff member, I typically hear some grumbling when the topic of strategic planning comes up.

12 Ways to Engage Major Donors During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Major donors thrive on their ability to fuel the causes they care about in a very substantial way. Even in a year when overall giving growth declined, revenue from major gifts increased. Adapting your major giving strategy to succeed in the next normal should top the list of every nonprofit.

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A Message from the Future of Sponsorship

The Sponsorship Collective

If you could go back in time three months ago, what would you tell your old self? I’m sure you’ve learned a lot more about the ins and outs of sponsorship since then, so you’d probably have some valuable information to share.

Account-Based Marketing: 5 Tactics Every B2B Marketer Should Know

Connection Cafe

Describing your target audience in B2B sales is similar to doing the same in B2C. The difference is that in B2B you define companies, not individuals. Account-based marketing (ABM) implies definition of companies or groups of companies which you want to develop business partnerships with.

Ask Rita: We Can Require Employees to Receive the Covid-19 Vaccine—But Should We?

Blue Avocado

Dear Rita, Our nonprofit has several employees who provide a variety of direct services personally to our clients, in our offices as well as other locations.

Things you should know when choosing between standard and itemized deductions--especially if a charitable contribution was made in 2020

Charity Navigator

Deductions reduce the amount of taxable income when filing a federal income tax return. In other words, they can reduce the amount of tax someone owes. Most taxpayers have a choice of either taking the standard deduction or itemizing their deductions.

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Books That Changed Us in 2020

Media Cause

There are so many big things, scary, unexpected things that changed us as individuals, families, communities, and a collective human race in 2020, that as I was trying to write this blog post, it was hard to know where to start.

Retargeting Vs. Remarketing – What Is It And How It Works?

Connection Cafe

This one meme sums up the whole concept of retargeting and remarketing. 97% of people who visit your website for the first time leave without making a purchase. Chances are they couldn’t find what they were looking for. The price didn’t fit their budget. They wanted to explore their options.

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Creating a More Robust Volunteer Development Program During the Covid-19 Crisis

Blue Avocado

What does your volunteer engagement program look like right now?

Women's History Month 2021 - Team Features: Meet Grace Dowd

Charity Navigator

March means we’re celebrating #WomensHistoryMonth! Throughout the month, we’ll highlight our innovative female leaders who make Charity Navigator the accomplished organization it is. This week, for Women's History Month, we’re featuring our Major Gifts Officer, Grace Dowd ! Read more ».

Digital Transformation: How to Identify and Rely on Your Partners, Advocates, and Champions

Forum One

Change is hard. Even seemingly minor changes can give us a sense of dread — something could go wrong—or worse, could fail completely. So, it makes sense that something as all-encompassing as digital transformation feels herculean.

7 Mistakes That Increase Cybersecurity Risks

Connection Cafe

Businesses of all sizes are prone to cyberattacks. It is crucial to develop a robust strategy to combat cyber threats. This will protect valuable data against intruders, preventing any potential disruption in business operations and loss of customer trust, among other things.

Preparing Your Nonprofit for iOS14 Changes on Facebook

Media Cause

What’s Happening: Starting with the iOS14.5 update (which will likely roll out sometime this month ), Apple will begin requiring users’ permission for apps to track them and use their data.

Funders: Here’s a tool to make your grantmaking more equitable

Nonprofit AF

It is not a secret that I am not a big fan of the way grantmaking has been done in. Grantwriting Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion equity general operating funds nonprofit philanthropy unrestricted funds

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5 Steps to Evaluate Employee Learning Performance


An efficient performance management system concentrates on aligning the workforce, improving employee development and performance, building competencies within the work environment, and eventually driving better business results.

Mobile-First Still Matters

Forum One

“Mobile-first” became a major topic for websites when Google CEO, Eric Schmidt, popularized the idea in 2010 at the Mobile World Congress.

You Have The Power to Change Philanthropy

Social Velocity

Note: I wrote this post for the Center for Effective Philanthropy blog where it appeared last week. “An An old friend of Robert Frost’s was driving him home on a moonlit August night, with huge stars in the sky.

SEO Mistakes You May Have Overlooked And How To Fix Them

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

SEO Mistakes You May Have Overlooked And How To Fix Them. Propper SEO is difficult. Professionals that have put more than 10,000 hours in mastering SEO are still struggling. Here are some common mistakes and fixes.

What To Do When One In-Person Event Accounts For All Of Your Fundraising Revenue


Nearly a year after the pandemic hit, nonprofits across the country are getting used to fundraising in new ways. While some have found quick success, however, others are struggling to make up fundraising revenue that came from in-person events they can no longer hold.

See You (Virtually) at #21NTC!

Forum One

We are counting down the days until March 23rd when we can connect with you at #21NTC! The Forum One team is excited to be a part of the annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) , which is taking place online this year.

The Power of Storytelling | What a powerful interactive storytelling experience looks like

Pamela Grow

Sharing compelling stories is a critical aspect of your organization’s fundraising. They’re stories that can ultimately convince supports to make a gift. So how are you bringing your donors into your stories?

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