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7 Tips for Building a Healthcare Fundraising Program

Connection Cafe

“All I do is special events. I honestly don’t know how to build a full fundraising program.”. This is the voice of many healthcare development staff members who have never ventured past event fundraising. Many organizations are also realizing that it is time to expand into a true fundraising program.

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Behavioral Science to Raise More Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Nate Andorsky , CEO of Creative Science , a digital agency that aligns behavioral science with design and technology to help nonprofits, foundations, and mission-driven companies rethink the way that they engage with people.

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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for September 2018

Wild Apricot

Here are 46 free nonprofit webinars for September 2018. nonprofit-webinars

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The Ins and Outs of Content Creation

NonProfit Hub

We’ve been receiving a number of inquiries about our content creation process at Nonprofit Hub, so we thought we’d share some of our expertise. Nowadays, content—stories, pictures, graphics, even music—is at the center of nearly every organization’s marketing strategy, so it’s important that you do it right. Nonprofit Hub’s content team is small but mighty—just a handful of writers and designers are in charge of all the content you see throughout our website and publications.

5 Tips for the Perfect Online Donation Form

Connection Cafe

First things first: There is no such thing as a perfect donation form. Let’s get that established right up front. The title of this article was crafted to be a bit cheeky. But in our experience—i.e.,

What Church Planters Taught Me about Welcoming New People into Community Organizations

Museum 2.0

This summer, a gift landed in my podcast feed: a five-part series on evangelical church planting. This podcast series didn't come from a Christian source. It came from Startup , a podcast about entrepreneurship.

August Update: Keeping Your Wild Apricot Account Secure

Wild Apricot

Our round up for August includes information on how we keep your data secure, some new online store features, and a blog post packed with fundraising ideas. security Online-Store august-2018 newsletter

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It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

Connection Cafe

In this strange fundraising climate, here’s a trend we can all appreciate: Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesday donations continue to grow by double digits. Last year Blackbaud processed nearly $61 million in gifts to support more than 7,200 missions – an incredible 28 percent jump from 2016.

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Annual giving campaigns, sometimes referred to as “cornerstone campaigns,” form the backbone of many nonprofit fundraising programs for good reason; they provide a structure for the yearly schedule and a reliable and predictable source of income, making life easier for Development staff at all levels.

The Two Most Important Conversations We Had With Associations at ASAE

Wild Apricot

Many of the associations we chatted with at the 2018 ASAE annual meeting had two issues in common - can your association relate? Here's what they told us, and the solutions we discussed with them. multichapter events Associations asae

So you want to start a do-good business? Avoid this dangerous trap.


By the time Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta made it onto the hit show Shark Tank, they’d been hustling their product, LuminAid , for half a decade.

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What Fundraisers Need to Know About How Women and Men Give During Retirement

Connection Cafe

The number of retirees is growing quickly. In the United States, 10,000 Baby Boomers will turn 65 every day through 2030. What do nonprofit fundraisers need to know about how this growing population approaches charitable giving during retirement?

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

Here’s What You Need to Know About Wild Apricot Security

Wild Apricot

We explain some of the key procedures Wild Apricot uses to keep your data secure, as well as some steps you can take to keep your information safe online. privacy data security

10 Essential Elements of Dignity

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In their book, Millennials Who Manage , authors Chip Espinoza and Joel Schwarzbart , quote Donna Hicks's explanation about how dignity is different from respect. Dignity is different from respect in that it is not based on how people perform, what they can do for us, or their likability.

Mid-Level Giving: Stuck in the Middle with Who

Connection Cafe

I recently released a new whitepaper , Finding Value in the Middle: An Examination of Mid-Level Giving. This topic has been of keen interest to me for many years now, and I am pleased to share my latest thoughts on it, as well as related issues in fund development.

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The Shocking Truth About Your Board Members Serving as Ambassadors

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Cindi Phallen President, Create Possibility. Let me guess. You need your volunteers to spread the word about your good work, to connect you with their networks and generally be the amazing gatekeepers to the community you know they can be. And, they seem willing.

52 Fun Ways To Take A Mini Break and Regenerate for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

While writing The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout in 2015, we did a scan of what was available in the nonprofit. Ever since, I’ve been keeping an eye out for new resources for nonprofit professionals about avoiding burnout and self-care.

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Leading Through Language

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"When you convey your vision, you must show your passion for it and commitment to it," explains Bart Egnal in his book, Leading Through Language.

How To Achieve High Velocity Hiring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The following statements from author Scott Wintrip convinced me to read his book, High Velocity Hiring: How To Hire Top Talent In An Instant : "Hiring is broken. There's a new way to hire that's faster, efficient, and effective.

Three Pillars Of Executive Presence And The Aspects Of Gravitas

Eric Jacobsen Blog

8 Times To Incorporate Storytelling

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence. She recommends you consider adding stories to your communications when you : Want to motivate others and paint a picture of what's possible.

Lessons From The Art Of Being Unreasonable

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Early on in Eli Broad's book, The Art of Being Unresaonable , he reminds us of the power of a child's instinctive asking, " Why not? Unfortunately, most adults lose that habit and Broad goes on to explain that it was his continuing to ask "Why not?" throughout his career that brought him success. "

The Ten Characteristics Of A Good Team

Eric Jacobsen Blog

According to Ron Ricci and Carl Wiese , authors of the book, The Collaboration Imperative , high-performing teams have the following characteristics: People have solid and deep trust in each other and in the team's purpose--they feel free to express feelings and ideas.

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