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Labor Shortages Loom—Learn to Hire and Manage Freelancers


Anyone who has spent time here in Chicago knows that the weather can turn from sunshine to flurries in the time it takes to stroll a block down the Mag Mile. This fickle about-face seems to be happening everywhere. We spent the last year urging people to stay home.

[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Leverage Social Media Data & Analytics to Attract New Donors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2021. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Dana Bakich , Founder of Positive Equation. Cost: Free. Did you scroll through content on Instagram today? Or maybe watch a live video on Facebook? Ever wonder what made you pause on that post, hit like to engage, or donate?


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The Factors Changing Regulatory Change Management in 2021

360 Factors

The past two years have been exceptionally turbulent for regulatory change managers, and the next two years promise to bring about even more changes. The pandemic completely changes regulatory and reporting requirements and forced businesses to rework their modus operandi.

Beyond Tech: Event Photography Guide

Cadmium CD

Written by Aubrey Moore. For event planners and meeting organizers, event photography is a must — but how do you get the most out of your budget? There is no such thing as too soon when it comes to planning ahead for your next event.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

3 spreadsheets your association should get rid of right now

Nimble AMS

Let’s talk about a little secret that no one likes to admit to: managing member data in spreadsheets. Here’s the reality: Staff at associations need to get their jobs done.

7 Fundraising Actions Taken by Successful Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Korrin Bishop , writer at Classy – a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.

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Why and How to Budget for Your Website and Digital Communications


With the limited budgets that many nonprofits struggle with, prioritizing initiatives like marketing and website development can seem nonessential. However, there are many benefits to implementing a growth-driven approach to modernizing your marketing and website strategies.

We need to support legislation on philanthropy’s crappy, inequitable practices

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. This blog post may be a little wonky, but it is important, so thank you for reading it. philanthropy accelerate charitable efforts act charity stimulus payout rate

5 Small Changes to Make That Can Create Outsized Results in Your Fundraising Efforts


Unfortunately, there are no “silver bullets” in fundraising. Above all else, consistency, a positive mindset, and smart strategy are the only true “secret ingredients” to sustainable fundraising efforts and success.

Why Outsource to Blue Fox? Just Ask One of Our Newest Clients

Blue Fox

An Interview with MIB Agents Executive Director and Treasurer Outsourced virtual accounting services for nonprofits? Yes, that really does exist! But, does it work? With Blue Fox it does - just ask our clients.

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.

A Direct Mail Fundraiser’s Best Friend Just Might Be Digital

NonProfit PRO

Direct mail fundraisers, this blog post is dedicated to you. The tendency to think about the offline and online channels as separate sandboxes is inadvisable for many reasons, but today we’d like to focus on a direct-mail-centric reason — one that is costing you revenue.

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Four Bite-Sized Methods of User Research


To make an emotional connection with your constituents, you need to first understand their needs and motivations. Enter user research.

Beyond Survival: Post-Disruption Nonprofit Donor Experience Strategy


This is part 2 in a 3-part series. Read part 1. Stay tuned for part 3. . From my perspective, there are three pillars of transformation required of nonprofits that want to thrive in the post-disruption, post-COVID economy.

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Newest Products and Resources from TechSoup


TechSoup supports nonprofits, charities, and libraries in part by teaming up with corporations to connect organizations around the world to the technology tools, resources, and knowledge they need to serve their communities.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Dreamforce 2021 and the Future of Events

Cloud 4 Good

Have you heard the news? Dreamforce 2021 is going to be a (partially) in-person event this year! But before you pack up your Astro plushie, book your hotel room, and take the next flight to San Francisco, let’s take a look at what the Dreamforce experience is going to look like post-pandemic.

A Quick Overview of Google Ad Grants + How They Work

Charity Navigator

The Google Ad Grant is a simple and affordable way for nonprofits to jumpstart their digital marketing. With a robust digital presence, organizations can bolster existing fundraising, development, or communications efforts.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monthly Giving Programs (+ Examples)

Wild Apricot

Last week, I was thinking back to one of my first jobs with a nonprofit. Like many nonprofits, we relied heavily on donations, and we were always trying to think up new fundraising events or seasonal campaigns. We were always exhausted, but our donations. wild-apricot-updates

Go MICRO And Improve Your Response Rates in New Donor Acquisition


For the last 5 or so years, there has been a trend in new donor acquisition : Response rates continue to drop while average gifts continue to rise. This means that fewer people are donating to charities, but those who do are giving larger amounts.

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Digital Engagement in the Donation Lifecycle


There is nothing new about cultivation and stewardship being the keys to a successful development plan.

Tracking Social Media Engagements and Conversions for Your Nonprofit


Metrics matter because they give your nonprofit insights on decision-making and provide evidence for what kind of content to share. This is especially true on social media because there are so many data points you can track.

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Easily Distracted? How to Become Indistractable

NonProfit PRO

For the past few years, I have been wondering two things. First, is the use of my devices giving me bad posture? Second, are my devices hurting my ability to focus? The answer, of course, is yes to both. What to do about it? Being distracted is a behavior.

[VIDEO] Keeping Your Donor Database Healthy, Wealth, and Wise


Robin L. Cabral, MA, CFRE will lead you through the why and how of creating your own database standards manual and processes to ensure that you are not leading your organization down the path of “Garbage In=Garbage Out.” Consider it your legacy to your organization’s future revenue.

Network Infrastructure to Keep Data Flowing at Your Nonprofit


Even before COVID-19 forced many organizations to implement work-from-home protocols, nonprofits had become increasingly reliant on digital communications. Whether staff members are working from home or the office, your organization's network infrastructure connects your organization to the world.

3 Questions To Ask If You Think Your Acquisition Audience Is Burned Out


No matter how you’re trying to acquire new donors for your nonprofit , at some point you may begin to wonder if your target audience is burned out or fatigued. For the purposes of this blog post, we’ll define burnout as the repeated non-response of an acquisition audience.

Invisible Walls: Avoiding ‘Othering’ in Your Outreach

NonProfit PRO

One stumbling block we often see from organizations breaking into the digital fundraising space is that their focus can be narrow to the point of becoming “othering.” However, there are some simple adjustments you can make to your branding, messaging and outreach that will help avoid this.

How to take your nonprofit’s annual report from chore to score

Hands on Fundraising

What purpose does your nonprofit’s annual report serve? Here in the US, the IRS requires you to file one every year. But what they have in mind is the 990… a financial form. Beyond that, your options are myriad.

The Insider’s Guide: Leading With Nonprofit Legacies


Two thirds of Americans don’t have a will. That’s a vast area of untapped resources for the nonprofit sector. Expanding a current gifts program or taking on the challenge of beginning one is incredibly rewarding but takes time to ferment.

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How To Build Relationships With Donors Using A House Party


In order to ensure fundraising success, you must build relationships with donors. But where do you begin? . Tapping your network. The first thing to do when looking for new donors is to look at the key players within your nonprofit’s network.

Donate Buttons | Everything Your Nonprofit Needs to Know


Donate buttons are crucial for driving conversions on your nonprofit website and to your overall fundraising strategy.

How a Florida Nonprofit Transformed Its Tech Stack Through Managed IT


The Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society (HOFLA) was founded in 1968 to work to protect survivors of domestic violence and to promote economic self-sufficiency through legal advocacy for the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. TechSoup Impact Stories The Cloud Hardware Tech Planning

The Transformation of a Donor Through Encouraged Aspirations

NonProfit PRO

Do not be satisfied with just an annual gift, major gift or planned gift. Strive to seek multiple gifts from various assets of one donor. The compounding effect of the gift will provide enhanced financial results and a deeper and more meaningful relationship with your donors.

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Pairing Advocacy and Fundraising: The Peas and Carrots of Digital Engagement

Media Cause

Why leveraging different calls-to-action actually deepens relationships with your constituents and supporters. Advocates aren’t donors. Donors aren’t advocates. Or so says the urban myth. 501c3’s can’t do advocacy, it’s not allowed. False.

Handbid Release 2.46 - Private Live Streams, Reserve Bidding & more!


Happy summer and welcome back to our product updates blog! Here’s a rundown of the new features and tools you can now take advantage of on our Handbid software. Drumroll please…. Release Notes

5 Creative Angles to Consider for Your Next Fundraising Campaign


When it comes to fundraising for your nonprofit, creativity is key. Launching a unique campaign can set your organization apart by creating a buzz around your mission, engaging new audiences, and getting people excited to participate in something meaningful. .