Sat.Apr 15, 2017 - Fri.Apr 21, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

Connection Cafe

At the beginning of the year, you may have seen a lot of commercials about losing weight without ever being hungry or dieting. Did those big promises of reward with no effort create trust or did they feel a little shady? For nonprofits looking for funding sources, trust is paramount.

Feel the Heat: Great Tools for Mapping Website Interactions

Byte Technology

Have you ever wondered if there was a way to gauge and chart your user’s behaviors while they’re on your WordPress website?

6 Ways to Take Action in the Next Week to Celebrate Earth Day


Earth Day is this Saturday and there's so much you can do to defend, fund, and educate yourself on the critical environmental issues we face as a global population - here are six to get you started. Show up for science. Need plans for the weekend? The March for Science and the People's Climate Movement are set for April 22 and April 29 respectively, and no matter where you live, there's ample opportunity to participate.

Online Fundraising Ideas (7 Strategies & 63% More Donations)

Nonprofits Source

I’m going to share 7 insanely easy online fundraising ideas that are making a huge impact for nonprofits. First I’ll show you how the Environmental Defense Fund used their email list in a creative way to increase online donations by 63%.

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Four Trends to Follow at AFP’s 2017 International Fundraising Conference

Connection Cafe

This year’s AFP fundraising conference is all about disruption. How are the rules of philanthropy changing, and what does that mean for fundraisers and the supporters they’re accountable to?

Step By Step: How to Update Your WordPress Plugins

Byte Technology

WordPress experts and designers constantly harp on just how important it is to keep your plugins updated all the time. Two reasons.

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Key aspects of writing a kickass 'Grant Proposal' for your project


Grant proposals play a key role in the process of fundraising. The corporate or organization you are sending it to pay keen attention to every detail and scrutinize it thoroughly before they agree to offer you the grant. What should the grant proposal contain? How should one make it easily understandable at the same time develop an emotional connection with the person reading it? We’ve come up with the following key facets addressing these important questions

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Using Nonprofit Data to Find Your Next Major Donor

Connection Cafe

Relationship building with donors is an art. But we also know that there is a science to donor segmentation and the use of analytics.

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12 Must-Know Stats About Online Fundraising, Social Media, and Mobile Technology

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now into the second quarter of 2017, three themes are taking shape that the nonprofit sector should be aware of. First, online fundraising revenue is growing worldwide and it will continue to increase for years to come. The arc of success for digital fundraising has just begun.

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How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I have been reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at NYU. The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them.

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Hot Association Jobs This Week – April 19


Here are some cool jobs, hand-picked by me, that you can find via the SocialFish job board ! We focus on jobs in social media , marketing , communications , PR , advocacy , and digital.

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How to Make Donors Feel So Awesome, They Can’t Help but Give More to Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

It’s easy to get complacent about your donors. You spend so much time cultivating new prospects and building relationships that once someone makes a gift, you tend to mark them off the list and move on to the next prospect.

Tips to Motivate Your Volunteers and Keep Them Coming Back

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. Finding a good volunteer is like finding buried treasure. It’s not always so easy to get to where X marks the spot, but it’s certainly worth the work. Volunteers are valuable in themselves, but keep in mind that a committed volunteer could mean a committed donor, too!

Introducing Abbott Square Part 7: How Getting Sued Ruined My Vacation and Taught Me about Stress

Museum 2.0

This is the seventh in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. My husband and I had just come back from a glorious four-day trek through the Pasayten wilderness in the fall of 2015.

How Can Nonprofits Make the Most of Overhead Funds?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Anna Midkiff Comptroller, Critical Path Institute. It is no secret that nonprofits struggle to make ends meet when it comes to costs that cannot be directly attributed to a specific program.

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3 Marketing Best Practices that are Painfully Obvious to Brain Scientists

John Haydon

In the constantly changing world of social media, marketing automation, and content, marketing best practices are often the one thing you can rely on. Especially if those best practices are solidly grounded in brain science.

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Nonprofits, Get Your License to Design!

Tech Soup Blog

Go from zero to 60 — or at least gather enough speed to get on the highway entrance — with our Design for Nondesigner course series. Get your design driver's license by taking a few of TechSoup's online design courses.

The 6 Best Ways to Find a Speaker for Your Association Events

Wild Apricot

Journalist and association member, Luigi Benetton shares his best tips on how to land great speakers for any type of event. association speaker

Cause Camp Recap: When It’s Okay to Think Inside the Box

NonProfit Hub

From an early age, we’ve been told to “think outside the box” to solve problems. By now, this saying has been said so much that it’s a first-ballot inductee in the Overused Cliché Hall of Fame. As cliché as it is, it makes sense. It’s just telling you to think unconventionally and creatively, and look at the problem in a new way, and can be applied to almost all situations.

Follow Through On What You Promise

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Set a good example for your employees and follow through on everything you say you are going to do. If you promise to get an employee an answer, get it for him or her. If you say you'll send a team member a report, do so. As the Nike campaign/slogan so aptly says, "Just Do It."

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The Environmental Case for Remanufactured IT

Tech Soup Blog

At TechSoup, we love to supply good, solid, low-cost refurbished or remanufactured IT equipment to nonprofits and libraries. It is a little-known fact that remanufactured electronic devices are the most environmentally friendly way to acquire and use computers and other IT equipment.

Membership Database Selection Guide: Everything You Need to Make the Right Decision

Wild Apricot

This membership database selection guide is perfect for small organizations, associations and nonprofits just getting started with formally managing their member data or looking to switch systems. guide selection database membership

The most effective method to Determine Who to Hire To Be Your Next Ideal Web Developer

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Basic Benefits and Drawbacks You Need to Know About Different Web Developer Types. I get requested to do site evaluates a considerable measure and now and again it’s out and out unfortunate to catch wind of the battles and difficulties business people and entrepreneurs confront when endeavoring to locate the correct web designer.

How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

Making Mobile Devices and Computers Easier to Use for Seniors — Part 2 — Text and Icon Enhancements

Tech Soup Blog

This is the second of a three-part series on ways to make digital devices easier to use for seniors. It was originally published by Community Technology Network (CTN) and is reprinted here by permission of CTN Executive Director Kami Griffiths. All images in the piece are courtesy of CTN as well.

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4 Tips for Finding Your Nonprofit’s Next Executive Director

Donor Search

There’s no question about it: finding the right person to lead your nonprofit team to greatness can be a tricky business. It can be difficult to track down one promising candidate who meets all of your nonprofit’s preferences such as: A range of nonprofit experience. A clean and philanthropic reputation. Strong leadership and project management… Executive Search

The Impact of a Decade of Refurbished Computing

Tech Soup Blog

In the more than 10 years of TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI), we've accomplished more than just distribute brand-name computers and help build public computing labs.

How To Achieve Total Alignment For Your Company

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I run a lot. And, running coaches, trainers and books all stress the importance of alignment. Muscle imbalances and misalignment in the body decreases running efficiency and leads to injuries. That's why the premise of the new book, Total Alignment , makes perfect sense to me.

Four Business, Communications And Leadership Books To Read In 2017

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To find the best business, communications and leadership books to add to my "to read" list for 2017, I reached out to some of the best experts in the field. Individuals I admire and respect.

One Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Fortunately, I've benefited from having great mentors throughout my career. And, I've have the honor and good fortune to be a mentor, both formally and informally, for various individuals the past few decades. Mentoring is powerful. Both being a mentor. And, being mentored.