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23 Qualities of Exceptional Leaders

NonProfit PRO

Here is my list of the qualities and characteristics of exceptional leaders I have collected over the 45 years of my career.

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8 Steps for Creating a Nonprofit Innovation Culture

sgEngage

Embracing innovation can transform your nonprofit. But for innovation to thrive, you must embrace a culture where the entire nonprofit is committed to enhancing processes or strategies by transforming ideas into actionable improvements. In a culture that supports innovation, everyone feels encouraged and confident to brainstorm, introduce new ideas, ask questions, and start conversations in order to identify opportunities for enhanced impact.

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Unlocking Support: The Art of Clear Communication in Nonprofits

Hands on Fundraising

Clear communication might be your best tool for raising money. Recently, Ephraim Gopin shared a funny/not-so-funny post from McSweeney’s. It was titled: We dare you to figure out what our nonprofit does. And it nails it. Do you want to make me really cranky? Use language like what they mock here. Unclear. Full of buzzwords. […] The post Unlocking Support: The Art of Clear Communication in Nonprofits appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Essential Traits of Effective Nonprofit Leaders

Greater Giving

Leading with Purpose: Essential Traits of Effective Nonprofit Leaders The nonprofit sector thrives on passionate individuals dedicated to making a difference. But passion alone doesn’t guarantee success. Leading a nonprofit requires a unique set of skills that go beyond traditional management styles. Effective nonprofit leaders are purpose-driven, fostering a positive environment where staff, volunteers, and donors feel valued and empowered.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

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

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Beyond Bronze, Silver, and Gold—Grow Success With Purpose

.orgSource

“People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.” Simon Sinek A colleague recently referred to the time before the pandemic as “innocent.” That description struck a chord with me. She was talking about how unprepared we were for the dramatic changes we experienced. Our lost innocence isn’t a bad thing. We now understand that on this ship nothing is nailed down and the sea is getting rough.

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5 Tips to Improve Sustainer Acquisition and Retention

NonProfit PRO

As donor count continues to decline, it’s important to find loyal supporters. Here are five tips to help you acquire and retain sustainers.

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How to Step Up Your Donor Cultivation Strategy: 14 Useful Ideas

Wild Apricot

Create a foolproof donor cultivation plan with the help of these 14 trusted strategies! From small to major donors, there's an idea for everyone.

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Data Insights Help NHPCO Improve Renewals & Online Community

Association Analytics

The post Data Insights Help NHPCO Improve Renewals & Online Community appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Some Alerts Are More Important Than Others

NonProfit PRO

PHLYSense is a 24/7 property monitoring and alert solution. Organizations get real-time alerts if water is detected or temperatures reach a hazardous level. The program includes sensors and 24/7 monitoring and support all at no-cost to policyholders with property coverage.

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Announcing the 2024 Online Donor Feedback Survey!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Have you donated online to a nonprofit within the past 12 months? If yes, please share your feedback by taking the 2024 Online Donor Feedback Survey ! The survey is 15 short, easy-to-answer questions that require 2-4 minutes to complete — and your responses are 100% anonymous. Your participation is appreciated and will help nonprofits better serve and communicate with their donors.

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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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Join Us! Great Rivers Conference 2024

VisionLink

Visionlink is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the Great Rivers Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 19-21st. Come on by and visit our booth. This year, we are presenting workshops on Data Quality & Data Standards, APIs and the Strategic Use of Data Exchange, and Tips and Suggestions for Successful Grant Writing and Funding (which we are pleased to co-present with the United Way from Omaha, Nebraska).

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Voices of experience: The role of people with lived experience across the charitable sector

Charity Village

After a decade in international development and peacebuilding, last year I started working in mental health in the nonprofit sector at the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) National Office. I’ve observed many common themes and best practices from both fields, particularly when it comes to designing, carrying out and evaluating programs. One important theme is […] The post Voices of experience: The role of people with lived experience across the charitable sector appeared first on C

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3 Questions to Get to Know Your Donor Base Better

NonProfit PRO

If someone asked about your nonprofit's donor's experience, what would you say? Here are tips to get to know your donors and have an answer.

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[Free Webinar] The Ultimate Guide to Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Oskar Sznajder , Co-founder of Webup! In an era where digital visibility is crucial, understanding and leveraging Google Ad Grants is indispensable for nonprofits. The program offers up to $10,000 per month in free advertising credits on Google Ads. The grant can be a game-changer for nonprofits looking to enhance their online impact.

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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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[ASK AN EXPERT] When Should You Hire A Development Consultant?

Bloomerang

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 nonprofit employee who wants advice on whether they should hire a development consultant: Dear Charity Clairity, I’m a one-person development shop, wondering if I should hire a consultant to help with some of the work that’s not getting done.

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Indigenous Leadership Fund: Up to $180 million to support climate action by Indigenous Peoples

Charity Village

Environment and Climate Change Canada through the Indigenous Leadership Fund, a new program under the Low Carbon Economy Fund, will provide up to $180 million – by 2029 – to support climate action by Indigenous Peoples. The program will fund Indigenous-owned and led renewable energy, energy efficiency, and low-carbon heating projects, as part of the […] The post Indigenous Leadership Fund: Up to $180 million to support climate action by Indigenous Peoples appeared first on Char

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GivingPulse Examines 2023 Generosity Trends

NonProfit PRO

The latest GivingPulse tracked shifts from the third to fourth quarter of 2023 and year-long trends. Here are four insights from the report.

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Gain Valuable Insights With Donorbox Tracking & Analytics

Donorbox

Approximately 28.1 million websites around the world use Google Analytics. And it’s estimated that Facebook Pixels exist on more than 30% of websites. The world of tracking and analytics is huge – there’s no reason your nonprofit should miss out! Data gleaned from adding Tracking & Analytics to your Donorbox donation forms can help you […] The post Gain Valuable Insights With Donorbox Tracking & Analytics appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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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Give Your P2P Events New Energy with Activity Tracking

sgEngage

If you have donated money to a quirky aid event focused on snorkeling or a unique chess fundraiser, you know that fundraising events have evolved far beyond the typical 5K runs, cycling events, and charity walks. While traditional events still have an important place in the fundraising calendar, activity-based fundraising events now encompass a diverse range of experiences, from yoga to pickleball to kayaking and more.

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Only 56% of Canadian donors plan to claim charitable contributions on 2023 Income Tax returns

Charity Village

CanadaHelps released the results from a new Ipsos poll that suggests many generous Canadians could be missing out on the financial benefits of charitable giving this tax season. According to the poll, only 56 percent of those Canadians who made charitable contributions last year intend to claim the charitable tax receipts on their 2023 income tax returns […] The post Only 56% of Canadian donors plan to claim charitable contributions on 2023 Income Tax returns appeared first on CharityVilla

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IBM Commits Up to $45M to Climate Adaptation, Starting With New RFP for Resilient Cities

NonProfit PRO

IBM is accepting proposals from nonprofits for its Sustainability Accelerator, focused on technology-driven projects for city resiliency.

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Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud vs. NPSP: Which Should You Use?

Donorbox

Launched in March 2023, Nonprofit Cloud is Salesforce’s first standalone CRM solution designed specifically for nonprofits. Many nonprofits already using Salesforce may be familiar with Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP), a suite of tools designed to customize Salesforce to be even more effective for nonprofits. So, which packs the best punch for nonprofits?

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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 a Project Charter Can Help You Have a Successful Fund Accounting Software Implementation

sgEngage

Have you ever been pulled into a meandering project with no clear direction or goals? Projects like these can drain resources, take more time than necessary, and quickly become your least favorite meeting on your calendar. You can save yourself the pain of a directionless undertaking by creating a project charter. Any major project—such as implementing new fund accounting software—needs a well-developed charter to keep stakeholders focused on the goals and desired outcome.

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8% of Montréal’s workforce employed in cultural occupations

Charity Village

Hill Strategies, with support from the Conseil des arts de Montréal, released the statistical profile of the 20,900 professional artists in Montreal. According to data, 8% of Montréal’s workforce is employed in cultural occupations. 48% of Quebec’s professional artists reside in Montreal, and one in 55 working Montrealers is an artist. Of the artists in […] The post 8% of Montréal’s workforce employed in cultural occupations appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Collaboration Among Nonprofits Advances Measurable Outcomes, New Reports Show

NonProfit PRO

Collaboration among nonprofit organizations helps expand services, increase funding and improve program outcomes, according to two reports.

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20 School Fundraising Statistics That Might Surprise You

Donorbox

The school and university fundraising landscape has significantly transformed in an era of evolving technology and philanthropy. Members of Generation X and millennials, now parents and alumni, are at the forefront of this change. Understanding the giving habits of your donors and the trends and activities that impact school fundraising is crucial. We’ve included some […] The post 20 School Fundraising Statistics That Might Surprise You appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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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A New Way To Think For Business Leaders

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Forbes named, A New Way To Think , as one of the 10 must-read books for 2022. In the book, authored by Roger L. Martin , he urges business leaders to toss out the old ways of thinking, and instead try new models in every domain of management – from competition and customers to strategy, data, culture, talent, mergers and acquisitions, and everything in-between.

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CST Foundation 2024 Awards Program now open

Charity Village

The CST Foundation announced applications are now open for the 2024 Awards and Bursaries Program. The Foundation will disperse $248,000 worth of awards and bursaries for students pursuing post-secondary studies for the first time. The Founders’ Awards are aimed at supporting students who have benefited from a Canadian Scholarship Trust RESP and are entering post-secondary […] The post CST Foundation 2024 Awards Program now open appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Kubota to Award a Total of $600,000 in Grants to 20 Local Communities

NonProfit PRO

Kubota Hometown Proud grant program is back for its fourth year and will award 20 grants across the country, totaling $600,000.

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Concerts for a Cause: Benefit Concert Ideas that Rock

Donorbox

When planning your fundraising activities for the year, benefit concerts might not be at the top of the list. But these events stand out because they are a great way to raise funds, and they generate invaluable awareness for your organization. Hosting a killer concert requires careful planning and coordination. That’s why you have this […] The post Concerts for a Cause: Benefit Concert Ideas that Rock appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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.