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4 Text Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Take from Big Brands

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Shay Lessman , Content Writer and Editor for Qgiv — an online fundraising platform empowering 20,000+ nonprofit fundraisers to raise money for their causes while keeping costs low. When the first text message was sent on December 3 rd , 1992, no one could have conceived how important this mode of communication would become for people worldwide. Now, text messaging is ingrained into our everyday lives.

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use AI for Better Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Love it, hate it or just don’t know much about it — artificial intelligence (AI) is here for good with the widespread adoption of ChatGPT. And this is good news for nonprofits. With that being said, here are five ways AI can elevate your fundraising.

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Thursday Thoughts: attracting passionate nonprofit advocates

EveryAction

Welcome to another installment of Thursday Thoughts, a dedicated space for our friends in nonprofit sector leadership to reflect on reports, statistics, and other trends—because when our community shares knowledge, we can all do more good.  Check out our last installment here ! When you have a goal to meet—like asking a governing body to sign a bill into law, telling a CEO or other stakeholder to change a behavior or policy, or meeting goals around educating decision-makers on your issue area—yo

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Join us in St. Louis for the National VOAD Conference!

VisionLink

We look forward to another engaging conference with the National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster (NVOAD) , in St. Louis, Missouri , from May 8-11, 2023. This conference is important because it brings together key voluntary agencies active in disaster alongside many service delivery partners for health, mental health, and coordinated care, as well as leaders from vital federal agencies and emergency management professionals.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - SVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

It's time that we unpack one of the nonprofit sector's most important yet perplexing issues: retention! While nonprofit donor retention is on a continued downward spiral year after year, experts argue that this is not the real problem. Instead, donor retention is a byproduct of the real problem facing the charitable sector: staff retention. Join us for this data-driven session with two thought leaders in the nonprofit sector, Andrew Olsen and Kat Landa, for the tools to tackle and reverse the cu

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19 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Research Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Staying current with the latest digital marketing and fundraising trends and benchmarks is essential for nonprofits. The 2023 reports reaffirm the growing power of monthly giving, the need to clean your email list(s) regularly, and reveal that more nonprofits are understanding that social media requires an investment in social ads to produce results.

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How to Engage Board Members as Fundraising Ambassadors

NonProfit PRO

Beyond providing generous financial support, board members can act as fundraising ambassadors. Offering board members a variety of ways to engage with fundraising sets everyone up for success. Here are five opportunities for board members to contribute to their nonprofits’ fundraising efforts.

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How to enhance your association’s membership committee

Nimble AMS

Your membership committee plays a vital role in your association—guiding conversations about key membership benefits, identifying potential member pain points , and strategizing solutions to better support your members. We’re here to help you enhance your membership committee! Empower your membership committee to do its important work by following the strategies in this blog.

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[Recordings] Earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts August 23, but if you would like to earn the certificate now — you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in March, April and May 2023. Once paid, you will be sent the notes and recordings within 24 hours for the required three webinars: [$30] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits [$30] Online Fundraising Best Pr

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How to Emphasize Blended Gifts in Your Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Historically, major gift officers solely sought donors with the capacity to make major gifts, and planned gift officers focused on prospects with the result being a planned gift. But now, blended gifts are the future of gift planning.

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5 things to know about philanthropy to HBCUs

Candid

For every $100 foundations give to an Ivy League school, how many dollars do you think foundations give to a historically Black college and university (HBCU)? That’s a trick question—it’s not a matter of dollars, but of cents. In fact, for every $100 foundations gave to the average Ivy League, they gave 56 cents to the average HBCU. HBCUs have long played a pivotal role in the United States.

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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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12 Times When You Should NOT Look for Grants

Get Fully Funded

When most people think about funding a nonprofit, they think they should look for grants. Seems like a good idea, right? After all, there are thousands of foundations out there that exist to give money away. But, growing a nonprofit so you can fulfill your mission means having a fundraising plan with diverse revenue streams. In order to raise the most money for your cause and create a stable future for your organization, you need several different sources of funding.

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Member Renewal Letters: A Complete How-To Guide (Free Template Included)

Neon CRM

Your members are the backbone of your membership program. To keep your members excited about your organization, you probably pull out all the stops, from reeling them in with a positive application experience to keeping them engaged throughout their membership. In membership programs , it’s all about the details—and there might be one seemingly small detail that your organization isn’t devoting enough attention to: The all-important membership renewal letter!

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IRS Reminds Tax-Exempt Organizations of Annual May Filing Deadline

NonProfit PRO

The Internal Revenue Service reminded thousands of tax-exempt organizations of their May 15, 2023, filing deadline. The annual filing due date for certain returns filed by tax-exempt organizations is normally by the 15th day of the fifth month after the end of an organization's accounting period.

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Employing remote workers in your nonprofit: Legal considerations and practical tips

Charity Village

Includes 8 essential resources that’ll help you navigate the landscape of remote working effortlessly! In recent years, remote work has become increasingly popular across many industries, including the nonprofit sector in Canada. With advances in technology and changes in work culture, more and more organizations are embracing remote work arrangements to accommodate their employees’ needs […] The post Employing remote workers in your nonprofit: Legal considerations and practical tips

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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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Launching a successful nonprofit communications campaign

Candid

To spread the word about a new initiative or build awareness around your mission-driven work, effective communication with your audiences is key. This is where a communications campaign can come in handy. But managing a campaign’s moving pieces can be challenging. To set your next campaign up for success, we are breaking up the process of building a campaign into five simple steps.

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Groups: Strengthen your donor community with actionable data.

Bloomerang

Understand how your donors give to unlock their generosity. Donor segmentation is essential to every nonprofit’s toolkit. It involves the process of categorizing supporters into groups based on shared qualities and characteristics. This allows nonprofits to efficiently personalize interactions and communications to develop relationships with a large number of supporters at once.

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Interactive Marketing: How Nonprofits Can Captivate in a Noisy World

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit donors are increasingly immune to traditional marketing and advertising. Wherever we go, from billboards on the highway to pop-up ads on our favorite websites, countless brands vie for attention. As a result, we’ve learned to tune them out or avoid them. That's why interactive marketing is so effective.

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Another parental leave? How nonprofits can thrive while still celebrating personal milestones with their teams

Charity Village

Parental leave is a given occurrence in any sector, but especially in the nonprofit sector. In Canada, an estimated almost 80% of the nonprofit sector is made up of women. This is disproportionately higher than the 47% portion of the general labour force that women make up in Canada (The Philanthropist Journal, 2023).* Some simple […] The post Another parental leave?

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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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Nonprofit Databases 101: How To Organize Your Supporter Relationships

Wild Apricot

From the features to look for to implementation strategies, we’ll show you everything you need to know about database software for nonprofits.

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Using OpenAI’s ChatGPT for Nonprofit Email Communications (with Examples)

CauseVox

As nonprofit professionals, we often wear many hats, having to fill the roles of copywriter, editor, marketer, and more. As a result, you’ve probably found yourself needing to write informative and engaging emails to connect with your community with limited time and manpower. If this sounds familiar, then we’ve got some good news. With Open AI’s ChatGPT , nonprofits can generate high-quality emails in a fraction of the time it would usually take to write them.

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2023 DonorPerfect Community Conference: REFRESH

NonProfit PRO

The 2023 DonorPerfect Community Conference will explore industry skills and solutions that make it simple to refresh your fundraising strategy on a dime. Mark your calendar now for two half-days of free, virtual sessions on June 6th and 7th, led by celebrated nonprofit leaders and expert fundraising trainers.

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Two in five workers in Canada have experienced trauma with lasting impact on mental health

Charity Village

TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks) released its monthly Mental Health Index revealing two in five workers in Canada have experienced a traumatic event that has had a lasting impact on their mental health. The Index also identified productivity concerns with 50 percent of workers reporting that they have felt disorganized over the past month and 42 percent […] The post Two in five workers in Canada have experienced trauma with lasting impact on mental health appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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How to Write a Nonprofit Business Plan in 12 Steps (+ Free Template!)

Wild Apricot

Learn why a nonprofit business plan is so important and how to write one! Plus get great examples and a free nonprofit business plan template.

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How Nonprofits Can Benefit from Embracing ESG Practices

Blue Avocado

By expanding ESG efforts and communicating them effectively, nonprofits can engage new audiences and achieve greater impact. This article discusses how nonprofits can document and communicate their ESG impact and provides five steps to get started. The post How Nonprofits Can Benefit from Embracing ESG Practices appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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4 Tips to Attract and Retain LGBTQ+ Donors for Your Cause

NonProfit PRO

The percentage of American adults who identify as LGBTQ+ has doubled since Gallup first began measuring it in 2012. And the younger the generation, the larger the percentage, with nearly 21% of Gen Z and almost 11% of millennials identifying as LGBTQ+. So, how can nonprofits connect with this growing demographic?

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“The leadership did not reflect me”: An Interview with Paulette Senior about leadership in Canada’s nonprofit sector

Charity Village

In our April 2023 CharityVillage Connects podcast episode, we explored how Canadian nonprofit sector leaders are increasingly finding themselves under the microscope. In fact, the sector itself is grappling with issues related to accountability, transparency, and a lack of diversity, particularly at the upper levels of organization management. For this episode, we interviewed Paulette Senior, […] The post “The leadership did not reflect me”: An Interview with Paulette Senior about le

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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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How to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy

Greater Giving

Incorporating corporate philanthropy into your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy is a great way to cultivate long-term relationships with companies and increase your organization’s revenue. By partnering with corporate organizations, you can benefit from their resources, including volunteer support, event sponsorships, matching donations, and major gifts.

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Donor Management System vs. Constituent Relationship Manager

Tech Soup

In order to build a successful communication and fundraising ecosystem, you need to have the right contact management solution. When weighing up your options, a major decision you need to make is whether to choose a constituent relationship manager (CRM) or donor management system (DMS). Let's get an overview of what both systems do, the key differences, and how to decide which is best for your organization.

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Fluxx and UpMetrics Partner to Bring Grantmaking, Impact Management, and Analytics Solution

NonProfit PRO

Fluxx and UpMetrics have partnered to provide foundations and grantees with an end-to-end solution that combines grantmaking data with impact data, measurement, and analytics. The partnership will empower foundations to make more informed grantmaking decisions.

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Welcoming Our New VP of Design, Jasmine Patel!

Forum One

I am thrilled to introduce Jasmine Patel, who has joined the Forum One leadership team as our Vice President of Design. With a deep background in the arts and a passion for work that impacts the world, Jasmine brings in-house and agency experience to her role. Most recently Director of Digital Experience at the Philadelphia Museum of Art , she has developed creative strategies for global consumer brands, like Virgin Mobile and American Express, as well as for cultural institutions and other miss

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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.