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Why Nonprofits Need a Values-Based Social Media Strategy

Non Profit Quarterly

Image Credit: dole777 on unsplash After more than a decade of dominating the social media landscape, Big Tech platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are in flux. Meta—the parent company of Facebook and Instagram—has been under fire in the past few years over its lax policies on news content, data privacy, and misinformation. Long-time users of Twitter are concerned about hate and harassment after Elon Musk recently acquired the company, as some accounts that were previously banned for v

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Donations Decline for the First Time Since 2012, Fundraising Effectiveness Project Data Shows

NonProfit PRO

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project released its full-year 2022 numbers at AFP ICON yesterday. And they weren’t good. Donor dollars had been rising since 2012 — until now. Here’s a breakdown of the findings.

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Grow the Human Skills: Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, and Communication

.orgSource

AI, which once lived on the far horizon, is making a swift and dramatic entrance into our daily lives. The technology promises to upend the way business operates. Yet no one is sure how that new reality will unfold. It’s certain that jobs, which are ubiquitous in the current economy, will disappear in the same way that file clerks and gas station attendants have vanished.

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New in EveryAction: expand your fundraising through matching gift integrations with Double the Donation and CyberGrants!

EveryAction

EveryAction, which is becoming Bonterra, is excited to announce two new ways our platform enables nonprofit organizations to maximize fundraising through matching gift programs. We’re announcing a new partnership with Double the Donation , including an integration with 360MatchPro’s automated gift matching platform. We’re also unveiling a matching gift integration with CyberGrants , which is also becoming Bonterra.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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[Free Webinar] How Nonprofits Can Overcome the Challenges of Disconnected Fundraising Software

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (1 hour) Cost: Free Presented by: Sylogist Join Sylogist to learn how nonprofits can overcome the challenges caused by using disconnected fundraising, CRM, and fund accounting software systems. In this free webinar , we will: Discuss the challenges that arise from using disconnected software systems including the cost to maintain, inaccurate data, and the extensive staff time required to administer.

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Free Tools to Maximize the Success of Your Paid Media Campaigns

NonProfit PRO

Managing successful paid advertising campaigns with tight budgets and limited resources can be challenging. Fortunately, there are several platforms with programs that offer exclusive resources to nonprofit organizations to help them further their mission.

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Don’t Assume Your Nonprofit Supporters Know These 7 Terms

Bloomerang

It happens to the best of us: You’re talking with friends or family members, and you use a word or phrase that you don’t say outside of work—one that no one else in the room understands. In the tech industry, that word might be something like “tech stack.” We might use an acronym like CRM without explaining what that stands for or that it’s sometimes used interchangeably with donor database or donor management software.

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How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 7 Templates)

Wild Apricot

The post How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 7 Templates) appeared first on WildApricot.

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How to Handle Your Donor Data

NonProfit PRO

Securely managing donor data provides the foundation for analyses that can reveal deeper insights into donor sentiment. Here are three steps that every nonprofit should take to ensure that their donor data is both private and secure.

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Celebrate National Volunteer Week at your association to show you care!

Nimble AMS

Happy National Volunteer Week 2023 ! Celebrate your volunteers this and every week by ensuring your member volunteers feel the love. Your member volunteers help move your mission forward, driving success across your organization. Increase volunteer engagement and retention with these tips to show volunteer appreciation and celebrate National Volunteer Appreciation W eek!

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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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How to appeal like a Girl Scout

Hands on Fundraising

Girl Scouts have a great product – do you? Your organization probably doesn’t sell Girl Scout Cookies… but they didn’t become wildly popular in a vacuum. They’re good. Really good. And they’re special because you can’t just find them on the store shelves. So think about: What is your organization really, really good at? Where […] The post How to appeal like a Girl Scout appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] When to Start a New Nonprofit vs. Work within an Existing One

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. Dear Charity Clairity, I’m trying to start a charity in my late husband’s name. My question is how can I go about getting this initiative started? His death just happened, and I am overwhelmed and raw, but need to do something positive in his name.

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4 Steps to Convert Crisis Donors to Loyal Mission Donors

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits react to crises. Though giving tends to rise around these events, nonprofits often are unable to retain these often one-time donors. If your organization doesn’t have a plan to steward these reactionary donations to make them become more commonplace, it should.

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How to craft a data-driven social media strategy for your nonprofit 

Candid

Creating a social media strategy can feel overwhelming. There is so much expert advice out there about how much you should post, what types of content are the best, and how to reach new audiences. The problem is, this advice is often aimed at organizations with dedicated social media folks, or even teams of them. So, how can your nonprofit create a social media strategy that you can sustain?

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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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4 cost-saving tech tips

Charity Village

The key word here is “cost-saving.” Because very few organizations have a robust technology budget, we want to help you make technology choices that will save you money and keep you focused on your mission. If you’ve been following our series on technology for nonprofits, you may have seen our top tips on using technology […] The post 4 cost-saving tech tips appeared first on CharityVillage.

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7 Places to Use Fundraising QR Codes

DonorPerfect

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by all the different components of a fundraising campaign? Do you want to reach different groups of supporters through different messages, but worry about keeping track of them all? Do you struggle to measure results once the campaign is said and done? Fundraisers can easily simplify their campaign and event Read More » The post 7 Places to Use Fundraising QR Codes appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Powering Purpose: Understanding Your Organization’s Digital Mindset

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits increasingly rely on technology to accelerate their mission and meet the expectations of their supporters. Today’s technology encompasses elements that touch people, process, and culture. Grounded in research, Powering Purpose in the Cloud presents three digital mindsets alongside actionable pathways to guide your organization’s successful adoption of technology.

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Climate justice in the field: An interview with the Hive Fund 

Candid

With the climate crisis making headlines every day, the urgency of tackling this issue is clear. But for many in philanthropy, finding solutions to its complexity and enormity can feel overwhelming and uncertain. Without an understanding of how to begin creating equitable strategies to address its impacts, many funders are hesitant to even engage. But it does not have to be that way.

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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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Cannexus24 Call for Presenters is Now Open

Charity Village

Canada’s Career Development Conference will be held on January 29 – 31, 2024, in Ottawa. CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the annual Cannexus conference to submit a brief session outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages people to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.

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Select the Best Advertising Medium for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup

Paid advertising is a great way to get the word out about the content, events, and projects you work so hard on. Depending on your audience, budget, and primary goal, the medium you use for your paid advertising will be different. Read on for a rundown of how each of these factors should affect your decision, helping you to make the most of your advertising budget.

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Fund your next project with an IMAGINE Grant from AWS for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Calling all nonprofits who need funding for their technology-driven projects! Amazon Web Services (AWS) wants to support the mission-critical components of your work that rely on cloud technology. The AWS IMAGINE Grant supports foundational IT projects as well as think big projects leveraging advanced services, with an opportunity for unrestricted funding up to $150,000 and cloud credits of up to $100,000.

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Marketing is not just for corporations. Here’s why.

Big Duck

The post Marketing is not just for corporations. Here’s why. appeared first on Big Duck.

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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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Adapting and evolving – PAVRO celebrates 25 years of volunteer engagement leadership in Ontario

Charity Village

Ontario’s nonprofit sector is a significant job creator, a strong enabler of volunteer engagement, and a critical program and service delivery partner to the government. Employing over 844,000 workers[1] in Ontario and contributing $65 billion to the economy, Ontario’s nonprofit sector has never been more critical for Ontarians. Integral to the success of the entire […] The post Adapting and evolving – PAVRO celebrates 25 years of volunteer engagement leadership in Ontario appeared f

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5 Effective Annual Giving Campaign Ideas to Maximize Success

sgEngage

Fundraising events and one-time campaigns are great ways to raise money for your organization, but infrequent fundraisers don’t provide consistent income. Annual giving campaigns can raise money to cover your day-to-day expenses by bringing in a steady stream of funding. Annual giving covers a nonprofit or university’s efforts to raise ongoing, generally unrestricted donations throughout the year that will help fund regular operations.

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Join the AI Movement for Social Good

NonProfit PRO

Are you ready to be at the forefront of the AI movement for social good? Introducing StratusLIVE’s groundbreaking AI solutions designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. Discover the power of our AI-driven content wizard and how our innovative technology can revolutionize your operations and fundraising strategy. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your nonprofit’s impact with cutting-edge AI technology.

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David’s Winning Strategy: How Nonprofits Can Change Unfair Laws

Blue Avocado

Discover how small nonprofits can take on unfair laws and policies that hinder their ability to serve their communities and come out victorious with the help of coalitions. The post David’s Winning Strategy: How Nonprofits Can Change Unfair Laws appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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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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Arts-based community development & Leon and Thea Koerner Award

Charity Village

The Leon and Thea Koerner Award, administered through the BC Arts Coucil, recognizes the excellence and innovation of artists leading social change or transformation. Application Deadline: May 17, 2023 Through the BC Arts Coucil, organizations are invited to apply for the Arts-Based Community Development program. The programming provides supports for organizations to engage […] The post Arts-based community development & Leon and Thea Koerner Award appeared first on CharityVillage.

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6 Tips for Building a Successful Workplace Giving Strategy

sgEngage

As a nonprofit or educational institution, you know firsthand the importance of fundraising to support your mission programming. One often-overlooked opportunity, however, is workplace giving⁠—a form of corporate philanthropy where companies give to and encourage their employees to support organizations like yours. Building a successful workplace giving strategy can provide your organization with a reliable source of funding, deepen supporter relationships, and increase awareness of your cause.

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Bush School Center for Nonprofits to Host Bank of America Program on Volunteerism

NonProfit PRO

The Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy at Texas A&M University's Bush School of Government & Public Service will host the annual Bank of America Program on Volunteerism on April 19, 2023.

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Why I Volunteered: Why I Volunteered for My Local CASA Organization

Bloomerang

Did you know? Bloomerang recently acquired InitLive to make it easy for you to create a volunteer experience that inspires and maximizes the impact of your programs. Learn more here →. This is a new series from Bloomerang called Why I Volunteered. In each post, one volunteer will share what inspired them to volunteer their time and why they volunteered for that specific nonprofit.

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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.