Sat.Sep 25, 2021 - Fri.Oct 01, 2021

Grow Your Team’s Skills, But Don’t Forget Yourself


Smart CEOs understand that the quickest path to success is the one where the team travels with you. Skill-building across the organization isn’t just good leadership, it’s good for leaders. Professional development is a wise use of resources. Just be sure to make yourself part of the group.

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Why Your Nonprofit Should Prioritize Tribute Giving in Your Fundraising Strategy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Denise Dunbar , a Digital Fundraising Strategist at MobileCause , where she helps nonprofits accelerate their fundraising and engagement efforts through giving and marketing strategies.

Using Video to Promote Your Meetings and Conferences

The MatrixFiles

We all know that video rules. Check out these amazing video statistics from 2021. . I recently attended Non Dues a Palooza (NDaP) in Nashville, TN. NDaP is devoted to helping associations and nonprofits learn new ideas for generating non-dues revenue. Yes, I attended in person and it felt great!

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Four ideas from the retail world for your association’s member service

Nimble AMS

Four ideas from the retail world for your association’s member service. Want to provide your members with great service? Of course — what association doesn’t? A great way to provide better member service is to consider your own experience at your favorite retailers.

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.

What You Can Do About the Coming Nonprofit Crash

NonProfit PRO

The next natural question, which readers repeatedly asked me following the publication of the “nonprofit crash” article, was “What can nonprofit leaders do to protect themselves?" Here are five essential actions you could do to protect your organization from the nonprofit crash. Executive Issues

3 Reasons Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Drives More Engagement


In the midst of changing technology and trends , one of the best ways to boost awareness for your cause, deepen donor relationships, and increase reach (and proceeds) for your mission is peer-to-peer fundraising.

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How to Prepare Donor Data Reports for Your Board Members


Your donors fuel your organization’s work, so it’s crucial to maintain a healthy, thriving base of supporters.

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How To Involve Volunteers in Your Virtual Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Virtual volunteering is on the rise this year. Since your volunteers are integral to your nonprofit’s success, they can also be part of your virtual fundraising efforts. Here are three fundraising areas where you can include volunteers. Volunteers

Nonprofit Fundraising Incentives: 10 Ways to Get More Donations


No matter how hard a nonprofit works to raise support, awareness, and money for its cause, sometimes, it’s just not enough to inspire prospective donors to give. Some prospective donors are choosing between 3-4 nonprofits to which they’ll donate an annual gift.

The digital imperative for today’s associations

Nimble AMS

Recent association industry research underscores the importance for associations to be digital-ready. . Here are some key findings and what you can do with them for your organization. .

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.

[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Document Legacy Gift Intent


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.

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How Can You Boost Year-End Giving? Part 2

NonProfit PRO

Can you believe the final quarter of the calendar year is here? For everyone in the nonprofit universe, it is go-time for year-end giving! The pace of work is faster and the urgency to succeed is greater. Annual Campaigns

10 Fundraising Raffle Ideas and Why To Use Them


Raffles are a fun and easy way to raise funds for your nonprofit. These raffles can be part of a larger event, held online, or even by mail. The reason to have a raffle is often to raise more money, but raffles can help your organization in several different ways. If your nonprofit wants a […].

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40+ Ideas to Light a Fundraising Fire Under Your Nonprofit Board Members

Blue Fox

Inform, guide, motivate, and recognize your board members and watch them become your fundraising heroes! Grab your pumpkin spice latte! Fall is in the air. That means fundraising season is right around the corner. Many nonprofits (most?)

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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.

7 End-of-Year Fundraising Campaigns We Love


As the end of the calendar year approaches, your nonprofit is probably preparing for its annual end-of-year appeal. We want to help! So we looked through a bunch of our favorite end-of-year fundraising campaigns from 2020 and put together eight examples to inspire you!

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Retain, Attract and Inspire Talent in a Remote or Hybrid Work Environment

NonProfit PRO

The nonprofit sector was one of the last sectors to accept the shift to a remote or hybrid work environment, driven by the simple fact that nonprofits are used to collaborating and serving communities in person.

Linktree for Charities | How Does it Work for Nonprofits?


Social media has become an essential tool for nonprofits to spread the word about their organization and share their mission with a larger audience. While the benefits of using social media are well-known, there are some issues that limit their appeal.

[ASK AN EXPERT] When Should You Go Back to In-Person Events?


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 board member who wants advice on hosting in-person events vs. continuing with virtual fundraising. .

1 Million Trailhead Badges: Lessons from’s Trailhead Journey

Saleforce Nonprofit

If you’ve been part of the Salesforce community for a while, you’ve certainly heard of Trailhead — the fun way to learn about all things Salesforce. You may have even earned some badges.

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Your Major Gift Work Is Not About the Money

NonProfit PRO

As a major gifts officer, the primary question asked is, essentially, “How’s the money coming in?” The finance office needs to know because it can't pay the bills with air. The goal you made also set an expectation that a certain amount of money would come in. So, it is a fair question. Major Gifts

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Online Fundraising Checklist: Opportunities You Can’t Afford to Miss


There is undeniable momentum in online fundraising as highlighted by data in the Blackbaud Luminate Online® Benchmark Report 2020.

Making The Most Of Year-End Giving: Practical Tips For The Most Important Campaign Of The Year


Traditionally, the fundraising calendar goes out with a bang with nonprofits throwing a year-end giving campaign. Loosely defined, it’s the final push to meet and exceed your organization’s financial objectives before the end of the year.

Meet the Team: My Nonprofit Journey - Mary Wilson

Charity Navigator

My name is Mary Wilson, and I am the Development Assistant at Charity Navigator. I provide support to a wonderful team of professionals in a fast-paced, interesting, and as I’ve learned, integral part of Charity Navigator. Read more ».

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How Purpose-Driven Tech Is Blending Business and Charity

NonProfit PRO

Pairing profit with purpose in the age of greater transparency is vital to ensuring companies drive meaningful change in the world in which we all live. And charitable giving is becoming an essential component of consumer brand engagement with purpose-driven technology leading the way.

Top 6 GoFundMe Alternatives for Powerful Fundraisers

Double the Donation

As crowdfunding continues to become an increasingly popular form of fundraising for a wide range of causes, the need for a profitable and easy-to-use platform grows as well. GoFundMe is one of the leading crowdfunding platforms in both the nonprofit and individual fundraising spaces.

Take Advantage of This Sample Giving Tuesday Timeline for Your Nonprofit


If you’ve heard about Giving Tuesday , you likely know that it presents a huge opportunity for nonprofits to raise a lot of money during one 24-hour period. In 2021, Giving Tuesday falls on Tuesday, November 30. That’s right around the corner!

Cameras On or Off for Zoom: What is Better for Wellbeing and Engagement?


Before the pandemic, way back In November 2019, a group of academic meeting researchers from several universities, business leaders, and consultants met to review and analyze hundreds of research studies about what makes meetings effective.

Getting Forward to Normal: A Bump in the Road for Monthly Giving

NonProfit PRO

For the past decade, only two things were certain every year: The Detroit Lions (my wife's favorite team) were not going to win a playoff game and digital monthly giving was going to increase by more than digital one-time giving. It was inevitable.

Stop saying that 80% of nonprofit funding comes from individual donors. It’s misleading.

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. Quick reminder: Please get flu shots for you and your family, if you are able to. Hospitals and. Funder Relations Fundraising Grantwriting philanthropy Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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How to Instantly Boost Morale: An Unlikely Source of Inspiration When Facing Nonprofit Burnout


As nonprofit professionals, we often wear many hats and work long hours. No matter what your role is within your organization, you’ve likely seen the ugly face of nonprofit burnout from time to time. Daily tasks, to-do lists, e-mails, and phone calls can be passion’s worst enemy at times.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 210: Building Connections Between Finance & Development


How can finance and fundraising departments better work with each other? Why does it matter? Often, these disparate personalities find that working together feels chaotic, but it doesn’t need to be that way.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Alcohol Sponsorship in Sport 

The Sponsorship Collective

As I talked about in a recent post, when people go to a sporting event, they don’t want overpriced water or sticky soda. A lot of them drink beer. It tastes great with a hot dog and a soft pretzel, after all.

7 Top Nonprofit Crowdfunding + Peer-to-Peer Website Examples Of 2021


The last couple of years have been all about virtual when it comes to fundraising. Thanks, coronavirus. But out of this huge challenge, we’ve seen some amazing creativity crop up as nonprofits revamp their fundraising approaches to be safe and successful.

Ask Rita: An Employee Took Our Confidential Information for Their Own Personal Use and Won’t Give it Back—What Can We Do?

Blue Avocado

Dear Rita, We’re in a disturbing situation that we never had to deal with before. Our agency generates a considerable amount of intellectual property and computer data that we designate as proprietary and confidential.