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40 Nonprofit Trends for 2024

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO has released its 2024 report, featuring insights directly from nonprofit professionals across multiple key areas, offering essential trends to navigate the unpredictable nonprofit landscape. Download the report to gain valuable perspectives on big ideas, fundraising strategies, donor engagement, technology impact, data analytics, leadership strategies, mission awareness and much more.

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Rule Your Market—Blue Ocean Strategy Sidesteps the Sharks

.orgSource

Are sharks circling your member base, eyeing bites for their next meal? Even if your association is trapped in a sea of competition, you can change course and sail toward possibility. Sharon Rice ,orgSource Managing Director of Business Strategy, is our expert for guiding associations through tough markets. At.orgCommunity’s recent Innovation Summit, Sharon explored how Blue Ocean Strategy can help you bypass the sharks and find your way to offering unique and powerful member value.

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How can we have courageous conversations?

Big Duck

Discover how to have courageous conversations and shift narratives to create a racially just society.

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The Future of Funding: Nonprofit Grant Management Software Trends

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stephanie Wallace , Marketing Specialist, Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. As a nonprofit organization, securing funding is essential to fulfilling your mission and driving meaningful change in your community. However, managing grants efficiently and effectively can often be a daunting task, requiring meticulous attention to detail, rigorous compliance measures, and streamlined processes.

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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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Maximize Holidays to Expand Your Nonprofit Audience

NonProfit PRO

Holidays evoke emotion, while nonprofit campaigns use emotion to drive action. Here's how to use holidays to connect with a broader audience.

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Embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion during the 2024 Women’s History Month

Nimble AMS

March is Women’s History Month. Since 1987, the United States has honored women’s ongoing contributions to history, society, and culture. The 2024 Women’s History Month celebrates women who promote equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts. This March, join us in honoring the women who make your organization and community a better place! What is Women’s History Month?

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Motorsport Sponsorship Trends and Statistics You Can’t Miss

The Sponsorship Collective

Before you dive in, if you are interested in motorsport sponsorship, check out these titles in our “sponsorship for motorsport” series: Resource Page for Motorsport Sponsorship Why You Should Avoid Tiered Sponsorship Levels and What To Do Instead What is the Difference Between Sponsorship and Advertising Motorsport Sponsorship: How To Get Racing Sponsors Are you […]

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What to Know About Constituent Relationship Management System for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Many nonprofits are considering new constituent relationship management software. Here's how to navigate the ever-evolving CRM landscape.

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Boost Donor Engagement for your Nonprofit with Nurture Emails

DonorDock

Discover how nurture emails can elevate your nonprofit's donor engagement and retention, creating lasting relationships with personalized content.

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Setting work-life boundaries when working from home 

Candid

The shift to remote work is one of the most significant workplace trends we’ve seen in recent years. Already on the rise before 2020, it became the norm during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four years later, many organizations ( including Candid ) continue to offer work-location flexibility. It has also increasingly become a highly desired perk. One study found that U.S. employees are willing to give up 8% in annual pay for a remote job.

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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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Applications now open for the TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund

Charity Village

TELUS announced that applications are now open for the Indigenous Communities Fund. The Fund provides flexible grant funding to Indigenous-led programs supporting Indigenous Peoples in Canada. TELUS offers grants of up to $50,000 for Indigenous-led social, health and community programs. Funding is available for projects focused on, but not limited to: Health, mental health and […] The post Applications now open for the TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund appeared first on CharityVillage.

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4 Ways to Navigate Nonprofit Legal Challenges in 2024

NonProfit PRO

The legal landscape for nonprofits is continually evolving. Here are some pointers to help you navigate various legal support models.

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The AI Fix-It Fantasy: What Won’t Change in Your Nonprofit

John Kenyon

Hey there, fellow do-gooders! We all love the idea of technology swooping in to save the day, right? But let’s get real: not everything can be fixed with a fancy algorithm or a shiny new app. So, grab your popcorn and let’s chat about what AI won’t fix in your nonprofit. – Fundraising Fumbles: Imagine this: a robot knocking on doors, asking for donations.

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Your Best “No BS” Nonprofit Resources

Pamela Grow

Every day you sit down to begin working on a project. Perhaps it’s your first donor newsletter. Or an invitation to your organization’s latest event. Or maybe you’ve finally decided to work on your email welcome series. Only to be interrupted by a notification on your phone for a new *free* webinar promising the latest in fundraising innovation (probably something AI-related).

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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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Five considerations for creating an authentic ally-led DEI strategy which supports your fundraising efforts

Charity Village

Philanthropy has long been accused of lacking equitable investments in racialized communities, and in particular Indigenous and Black-led organizations. In addition, whereas women make up nearly 80% of the nonprofit workforce, many of the leadership positions are held by men. And these are just a few of the issues the sector faces in terms of […] The post Five considerations for creating an authentic ally-led DEI strategy which supports your fundraising efforts appeared first on CharityVil

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The Power of Gamified Nonprofit Marketing and Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

When connecting with your audience, remember millennials and Gen Zers make up most of the population. Gamifying outreach can engage them.

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Nonprofits Navigating ChatGPT Quirks: Understanding the Mistakes it Can Make

John Kenyon

Is your nonprofit harnessing the power of AI like ChatGPT in your daily operations? Well, buckle up, because today we’re diving into a topic that’s as quirky as it is important: the mistakes ChatGPT can make. Did you know that if properly prompted, ChatGPT will claim that the word “mayonnaise” contains more than two letter “n”s?

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How to find your first prospective donors: Tips for new nonprofits 

Candid

Fundraising can be an ongoing challenge for any nonprofit organization, but for newly established ones, it can be a daunting hurdle. An organization that’s just starting out has to compete for funding with nearly two million other U.S. nonprofits while also setting up and launching programs. One major obstacle is that foundations are reluctant to award grants to emerging organizations.

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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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Share your experience with the 50 – 30 Challenge Program in a short survey

Charity Village

CharityVillage has been proud to partner with the Diversity Institute (DI) at Toronto Metropolitan University to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada’s workforce, and share easy-to-apply best practices and tools for organizations like yours. Part of this work has been through the federal government’s 50 – 30 Challenge, in which DI is an ecosystem […] The post Share your experience with the 50 – 30 Challenge Program in a short survey appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Ramp Up the Urgency in Appeals and Boost Response

NonProfit PRO

Donors may push off giving until later, but you want their support now. Here are four ways to add urgency to your appeal and boost response.

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February 2024’s Most Awesome Activations 

The Sponsorship Collective

Just like that, February is over in a flash. Between the Super Bowl, the NBA All-Star 2024, and New York Fashion Week, this month was jam-packed with events that presented many opportunities for sponsorship activations. With so much cool stuff happening, you won’t miss spring and summer festival season.

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Your 2024 New Year's Resolution Check-In

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Yikes. It's already March. Hopefully, you've mastered or are achieving good progress with your New Year's resolution(s) for 2024. If you need another resolution to tackle this year or haven't yet selected one, now is a good time to review this list below.

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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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Can we talk about donor care?

Hands on Fundraising

You know taking care of your donors is one of the most important things you can do I’ve recently written about thank you letters and donor retention. Yes, they’re very much connected. But it’s now that time of year… tax season. And your donors are likely going through the drudgery of pulling together their records, […] The post Can we talk about donor care?

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10 Ways That Have Elevated Boards to Increase Fundraising!

NonProfit PRO

Unlock Your Nonprofit's Full Potential! View the Board Fundraising & Engagement Guide: 10 Essentials for Success - your roadmap to building a powerful team of fundraisers and changemakers. Maximize your impact and create lasting change in your community with proven strategies to increase fundraising and engagement from your board. Download now to ignite the spark of transformation!

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Can A Check Dated In One Calendar Year Be Credited To A Different Calendar Year For Tax Deduction Purposes?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on whether they can credit a donation in 2023 if the check was dated 2024: Dear Charity Clairity, A donor advised in early December a $20,000 check was mailed to us.

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Unlocking the Power of APIs: The SKY is the Limit!

sgEngage

This is a story about acknowledging how there isn’t one piece of software that can solve all your problems, which is why the extensibility of your systems is so important. You just signed a multi-year contract for a new student information and learning management system (SIS/LMS) that does everything you want it to do. It provides the ultimate tool to bring all your school software into one system and allows everything to talk to each other.

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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.

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Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience invites participation in “Futureproofing the Community Workforce” survey

Charity Village

The nonprofit sector is at a transformative crossroads with the increasing integration of digital technologies into our daily operations and service delivery. The Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience (CCNDR) is spearheading a pioneering initiative, the “Futureproofing the Community Workforce” project, in partnership with organizations Imagine Canada, The Dais Institute, the Digital Governance Council, and […] The post Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience invites par

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How to Incentivize Nonprofit Board Members’ Performance

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit executives and board chairs often get frustrated with their board members' performance. Here are six ideas to see improvement.

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Preparing Your Nonprofit to Move Beyond the Founder

Blue Avocado

Stepping away is part of the nonprofit circle of life. Over the years, I have worked with many founder-led (or until-recently-founder-led) organizations. There is something exciting about being part of that first wave, when a bold new idea emerges, takes shape, and hopefully improves society around it. But for those toiling away in young nonprofits, it is often grueling and sometimes even cruel.

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My 10 Favorite Quotes From The Book, The 5 Levels Of Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some of my favorites quotes from John C. Maxwell 's book, The 5 Levels of Leadership that I believe should become a must-read book by any workplace/organizational leader: Good leadership isn't about advancing yourself. It's about advancing your team. Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.

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Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.