Sat.Mar 04, 2023 - Fri.Mar 10, 2023

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7 Magnificent and Essential KPIs That Matter for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Day-to-day business management is where KPIs can make a difference for your nonprofit. By using a handful of metrics that everyone agrees on, you can organize tasks, rally the team, and get everyone focused on the right kind of work.

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5 Reasons Why Social Media is Essential for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by Network for Good – an easy-to-use all-in-one nonprofit fundraising platform. According to Pew Research Center , 85% of people have a smartphone and even more than that are active on a number of social media platforms. This is where we share life updates with friends and family, get inspiration from others, and even consume news. That’s why it’s imperative for your nonprofit organization to have a presence on these platforms: the right social media strategy will allow you to meet sup

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Are Associations Losing Their Members’ Trust?—The Leadership ColLAB Explores This Critical Question

.orgSource

If your membership numbers are marching into the red, you and your team are probably focused on trying to identify the cause of the bleeding. Is technology tying your audience in knots? Perhaps it’s content that’s missing the mark. Maybe stale programming is stopping the love? Something flashier might be needed to attract the coveted gaze of strenuously courted GenX.

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7 tips for preparing your nonprofit for a move to new software

EveryAction

from our friend Mark Becker, Founding Partner, Cathexis Partners Moving to new software can be exciting for nonprofits. Implementing more modern tools—especially major software, such as customer relationship management (CRM) or fundraising software—can provide your organization with new efficiencies and new capabilities to improve fundraising , marketing, volunteer management, and ultimately do even more to power your purpose.

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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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Focus on the Right Donors With a Tiered Caseload

NonProfit PRO

Tiering your caseload is a strategy that organizes your caseload so that you can create a strategic, meaningful plan for every donor while focusing your time and energy on the right donors. Here is why it is valuable.

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[Free Webinar] The State of Modern Philanthropy

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Discover key insights from Classy’s sixth annual report, The State of Modern Philanthropy. The report analyzes Classy’s proprietary data from 2022, spanning more than 70,000 campaigns on the Classy platform, and, for the first time, incorporates insights from our parent company, GoFundMe. Together, the data from GoFundMe and Classy comprises of $25 billion in donations, providing the most comprehensive view of the giving landscape.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with these innovative leaders

Nimble AMS

Happy Women’s History Month ! This year, the United Nations declared the International Women’s Day theme to be “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality.” The UN chose the theme to highlight what women have accomplished in the technology sphere and the steps needed to achieve gender equality in digital spaces. While women have made great strides in the U.S. workforce, they are still vastly underrepresented in STEM jobs.

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Unleashing the Emotional Potential of Social Media: How to Create an Engaging Digital Presence

NonProfit PRO

Today, social media has the potential to be so much more than just a place where you post nonprofit status update pictures. It’s also a powerful tool for engagement and persuasion. The question is: How does your nonprofit unlock that potential?

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Which Fundraising Events Bring in the Most Money for Small Nonprofits?

Get Fully Funded

A very common “go-to” funding idea for small nonprofits is fundraising events. Events are a great way to bring like-minded people together and have a good time in the name of your cause. Some fundraising events are huge, drawing attendees and sponsors like moths to a flame. Other events are smaller, more intimate gatherings where guests are directly asked for money.

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What is the Best Content Management System For an Association Website?

The MatrixFiles

We get a lot of RFP (Requests for Proposals) for association and nonprofit website redesigns. Often, one focus of the RFP is the technology that will power the new website. These RFPs have giant lists of requirements related to how content will be authored, formatted and published. We often get asked this question: What is the best content management system (CMS) for association websites?

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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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Three Leadership ColLAB takeaways your association needs to leverage

Nimble AMS

In March , our Nimble AMS team attended the Leadership ColLAB conference hosted in Arlington Heights, Illinois. The. orgCommunity event featured interactive conversations led by engaging speakers , with decades of leadership experience in the association sphere. We spent our time in round table discussion with association leadership professionals , learning and sharing our own experiences.

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5 Strategies to Raise More and Stress Less When Planning Your Next Nonprofit Event

NonProfit PRO

A fundraising event can bring in a surge of revenue, but how can you use that momentum to sustain giving for the long-term?

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5 Ways To Use The Text-to-Donate Feature To Reach Your Donors

Bloomerang

Text-to-Donate , also sometimes called Text-to-Give or text fundraising , is a tool that allows your nonprofit to receive donations by contacting individuals in your organization’s donor list via text message. It’s a convenient way to reach a vast number of donors, and so long as your organization’s donation form is mobile-friendly, this option simplifies mobile fundraising.

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“Black & Proud”

M+R

Read time: 3 minutes I’ve been in many rooms—both virtual and physical—and watched the myriad of ways (i.e., mental gymnastics) in which folks would try to no t say “Black” as in Black people. They would say “people of color,” “BIPOC,” or my favorite (insert side-eye emoji) “diverse” when it was very clear that they were referring to Black people. There is nothing shameful or harmful about simply saying “Black.

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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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Six tips to innovate at your association and improve the member experience

Nimble AMS

What does innovation mean for your association? Forbes defines innovation as “ something different that creates value. ” This “something” can include modern technology, like association management software (AMS). But how can an AMS create value in your organization ? Read our blog for several helpful tips to get started. How associations can innovate a nd improve the member experience To become an innovative association , you’ll want to address and solve problems at your organization as they a

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Senators Push to Restore the Universal Charitable Deduction: 3 Things You Need to Know

NonProfit PRO

Last week, senators introduced legislation to make the universal charitable deduction effective for tax years 2023 and 2024. Now dubbed “Charitable Act,” the legislation, if passed, would give more Americans the ability to claim tax deductions for charitable contributions. Here are three things you should know about it.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Can I Apply Simultaneously For A Corporate Grant And Sponsorship?

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 it’s okay to apply for a corporate grant and sponsorship at the same time: Is it okay to make an ask for a sponsorship (say, for an event) from a corporation AND separately to that corporation’s independent charitable foundation?

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Prospecting and Scoring Event Sponsorships for Your Nonprofit

Qgiv

Need new sponsors to lift up an existing fundraising event? Looking for nonprofit event sponsorship? Then you’ll need to master the art of prospecting sponsors and scoring them before you approach them for a sponsorship ask. Read on to learn how to find prospective sponsors and how to score them effectively so you can pursue corporate donations with confidence.

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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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Fundraising lessons we can use from Ukraine

Hands on Fundraising

Shortly before last Christmas, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the president of an embattled Ukraine, spoke to the U.S. Congress. It was an important moment, as he needs to constantly seek support for the attacks his country is experiencing from Russia. He knows the U.S. has the greatest means of support. This is definitely emergency fundraising. But as […] The post Fundraising lessons we can use from Ukraine appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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As Amazon Smile Program Shuts Down, Smile Even Bigger With 5 Essential Sustainable Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Join Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, and guest fundraising expert panelists, including Mackenzie Burckbuchler from Double the Donation, for a highly interactive, panel conversation webinar, on Thursday, March 30th at 2pm ET, and smile your way to real success with way better sustainable, year-round fundraising strategies.

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Why I Donated: Why I Made A $20 Donation Within One Minute Of Learning About Out Boulder County

Bloomerang

In this post, we talk to a donor who made a donation within one minute of learning about Out Boulder County. The Nonprofit : Out Boulder County The Donation : $20 What inspired you to make a donation to Out Boulder County? One of my best friends texted me and said something like, “Are you able to make a donation to Out Boulder County today?” along with a link to a donation page.

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69% of Canadians are worried about making ends meet

Charity Village

A recent report from H&R Block highlights the increased strain on Canadians as a potential recession looms. More than two-thirds of Canadians have indicated that they are concerned about the increase in the cost of living, with 79% of respondents indicating that the current inflation has made it difficult for them to afford everyday expenses. […] The post 69% of Canadians are worried about making ends meet appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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.

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Using Keywords and Links to Improve Your SEO

Tech Soup Blog

Search engine optimization (SEO) can be an intimidating topic for nonprofits, especially as there seems to be constant debate about what search engines are actually looking for. However, it's surprisingly logical when you break it down.

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USPS Releases Nonprofit Stamp

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service issued Patriotic Block, a new nondenominated, nonprofit stamp intended for business mailings by authorized nonprofit organizations.

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How nonprofits can get the most out of LinkedIn’s free features 

Candid

Nonprofit professionals are masters at stretching their budgets. Leveraging free platforms and features is one of the best ways to make a budget go further—but I know that these tools are only helpful if you can quickly get up to speed with how to use them. That’s why, as the Head of LinkedIn for Nonprofits, I was disheartened when research revealed that only 19% of nonprofit professionals on LinkedIn feel confident that they’re using the platform to its full potential.

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Greek Myths if They Were Set in the Nonprofit Sector, Part 2

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, a couple of announcements. Starting next week, Nonprofit AF posts will be published on TUESDAYS. I know, many.

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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.

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[Webinar] 7 Strategies for Building Relationships with the Board of Directors

CauseVox

The CEO’s relationship with their board is critically important for the overall performance of your nonprofit. The board not only makes up the governing body that supervises you, but they are one of your most important resources in the community. Board members represent your organization every day—at work, on social media, in civic organizations and houses of worship.

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Everything You Need to Know About Grants

NonProfit PRO

Securing federal, state and local grants is among the primary ways your nonprofit can achieve steady cash flow. Watch this on-demand video to learn all about accounting for grants , the pre- and post-award stages, where to search for funding, and how to handle audits.

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Is it a movement or a moment?

Candid

Movements are having a moment. In 2022, the term “social movement” generated more internet searches than in the previous five years according to Google Trends. Given this level of interest, some nonprofits are applying the phrase to such a broad range of activities it is becoming watered down. When it comes to raising visibility on a given issue, nonprofits often strive to achieve broader impact—the kind of change that comes through collective action.

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Performance Appraisals Are Broken—Here’s How Managers Can Fix the Process

Blue Avocado

Neither supervisors nor employees think that the current process for performance appraisals is working. In this article, our author uses her experience as a trainer and coach with more than 2,000 managers, direct service staff, board members, and other volunteers to present a 6-pointed, human-centered approach that supervisors can use to fix the performance appraisal process.

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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. When we seek input on critical issues, members of.orgCommunity, our networking and education organization, are an invaluable resource.