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2024 Guide to Nonprofit Fiscal Sponsorship: Models, Agreements & More!

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit fiscal sponsorship supports emerging projects and organizations. Explore three different models and learn how to become a fiscal sponsor!

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Five Lessons for Creating an Effective (and Accountable) Nonprofit Board

Blue Avocado

In my four decades as a senior fundraising executive, part-time consultant, and nonprofit CEO, I have worked with (or served on) 20 nonprofit boards. Having been the only one in my business school class who chose a career in the nonprofit sector, I was able to use my MBA training to lead change and turnarounds. In the process, I was exposed to a number of organizations whose boards struggled with a variety of issues.

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Surveying Your Donors: Why You Should Do It & How to Do It Well

Donorbox

When was the last time you asked your donors for input? If the answer is never, it’s time to consider sending a donor survey to get valuable feedback from those who support your organization. Surveying your donors allows you to gain insight into their experience with your nonprofit, while also making them feel like an […] The post Surveying Your Donors: Why You Should Do It & How to Do It Well appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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How to Get Leadership Buy-in for Streamlining Your Grantee Application

sgEngage

As a grants manager, you know how important it is to have a clear and efficient grantee application process. You want to collect the data you need to make informed decisions, support your grantees’ success, and demonstrate your impact. But you also want to respect your grantees’ time and resources and avoid asking them for information that you don’t use or that they have already provided elsewhere.

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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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The Ultimate Nonprofit Accounting Guide

NonProfit PRO

The best accounting eBook for your team is here! Download this comprehensive resource for the latest best practices for budgeting, closing books, audits, managing payroll, compliance, and much more.

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Association 4.0—A Playbook for Success

.orgSource

Every great team needs a playbook—a blueprint that outlines the rules you live by and your strategies for peak performance. At.orgSource we call that collection of wisdom our Association 4.0 framework. It is the product of ongoing research to prepare our clients for success in digital markets. Many of the characteristics we identified are the same skills that entrepreneurs use to grow start-up ventures.

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Reimagining the Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship

Charity Village

The Law Foundation of Ontario is reimagining the Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship and is seeking feedback from nonprofit leaders. The paid Fellowship provides senior-level nonprofit professionals with the opportunity to advance their careers while building bridges between the community and academia. The program provides professionals with the opportunity to spend all or part of […] The post Reimagining the Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship appeared first on CharityVillag

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Quest for Quality: Your Guide to Overcoming Data Obstacles for Business Success

NonProfit PRO

The first obstacle in any quest for clean data is knowing what’s in it. Download this ebook to learn how data profiling can help you find, fix & monitor the bad data in your system to boost donor engagement, optimize fundraising efforts, and improve decision-making. Plus, learn how to overcome other common data obstacles to achieve a complete 360-degree customer view.

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Safeguarding Good: Cybersecurity for Nonprofits 101

Qgiv

As technology advances, the fundraising landscape becomes more and more focused on digital solutions to reach wider audiences. However, these convenient fundraising options come with a risk many in the nonprofit world aren’t very familiar with—cybersecurity. The importance of cybersecurity for nonprofits can’t be overstated, and your organization is not immune to the constantly evolving cyber threats that come with sharing information through the internet.

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Learn MBA Skills In 12 Weeks

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Getting an MBA takes time and money, making it inaccessible to many people who want to take charge in the business world. The 12-Week MBA offers an alternative way to learn business essentials by focusing on the skills and knowledge required to succeed as both a manager and a business leader. “This book is the result of what we have learned teaching leadership and business acumen classes to rising and senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies for twenty years,” share authors Nathan Kracklauer and

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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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Caring for yourself while caring for others

Charity Village

Working in the impact space is often a paradox. On the one hand, knowing you’re making a difference is tremendously satisfying. On the other hand, the long hours can be physically exhausting, and the work itself can be emotionally draining. Learning to take care of ourselves is such an important part of any nonprofit professional’s […] The post Caring for yourself while caring for others appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Download GiveSmart’s 2024 Fundraising Calendar

NonProfit PRO

Embark on a year-round journey with our 2024 Annual Fundraising Calendar, capturing moments that matter. Each page highlights giving moments, holidays, and fundraising opportunities. Join GiveSmart in turning the pages of year-round success!

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8 Best SEO Tips for Nonprofit Strategy in 2024

Whole Whale

SEO – Search Engine Optimization – (if you don’t already know) is the practice of improving and promoting a website in order to increase the number of visitors the site receives from search engines. Chances are you are on this page as a result of doing searches for SEO basics or intros to the topic and now you’re here! Basically, it’s about ranking higher in the search engine results for keywords related to your site.

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Multi-Year Gift Agreements: Your Donor Retention ‘Ace-In-The-Hole’

Bloomerang

Nonprofits who care about donor retention employ numerous strategies to keep their donors coming back year after year. Personal acknowledgments, impact reporting, and a strong monthly giving program are some of the cornerstones to a high donor retention rate. But there’s one unsung strategy that can elevate your donor retention rates, while expanding mid-level and major giving: multi-year gift agreements.

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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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Does your volunteer webpage attract people to volunteer with your organization? A checklist for Managers of Volunteers

Charity Village

The volunteer webpage is a key piece of online “real estate” for volunteer recruitment. Make sure you are using it to its full advantage to turn visitors into active volunteers and ultimately ambassadors for your cause or organization. Here’s a checklist of recommendations to make your webpage a key part of your volunteer recruitment and management strategy. […] The post Does your volunteer webpage attract people to volunteer with your organization?

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Moving Up or Moving Out: A Donor-Centric Approach to Portfolio Management and Handoffs

NonProfit PRO

Join our expert panel featuring two seasoned fundraising experts as they cover the state of portfolio management and share best practices for when to move up or move out. Key topics include the keys to seamless donor relationship continuity and how to build internal processes to support smooth gift officer transitions.

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Ep. 25 | How to start and fund a nonprofit, an interview with Tiffany Allen

DonorDock

Join Matt on Beyond the Donation as he discusses nonprofit best practices with Tiffany Allen. They talk about starting a nonprofit, marketing, and beginning fundraising.

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5 Tips for Community Health Centers to Transition to New Fund Accounting Software

sgEngage

The right fund accounting software can save you time and streamline your processes. But as a community health center, you’re already running on lean margins, which makes it even harder to carve out time to implement new software. That’s why it is vital to make sure your team is prepared for the change and ready to identify the improvements that will increase your community health center’s efficiency and accountability.

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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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Meaningful engagement for impactful strategic planning

Charity Village

A new fiscal year for many Canadian nonprofits and charities is on the horizon – a time to wrap up, reassess, and reset. Strategic planning can play a critical role in guiding your organization at this pivotal time. To make your strategic plan as successful as possible, it will need to be supported by a […] The post Meaningful engagement for impactful strategic planning appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Halt Declining Retention Rates with These Creative and Effective Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Discover the secrets to boosting donor retention and revitalizing your nonprofit in this guide, "Unlock the Secrets of Nonprofit Success: A Strategic Guide to Boost Your Donor Retention Game." Increasing donor retention rates by just 10% can result in a substantial 200% surge in the lifetime value of donors according to the Harvard Business Review. How can we counter the national decline in donor retention?

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Creating Win-Win Sponsorships for Your Podcast

The Sponsorship Collective

Before you dive in, if you are interested in podcast sponsorship, check out these titles in our “sponsorship for podcasters” series: Resource Page for Podcast and Influencer Sponsorship The Complete Guide to Podcast Sponsorship How to Market Your Podcast Cold Email Strategies for Podcast Sponsorship How to Get Sponsorships for Podcasts: 6 Steps to Success […]

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Reimagining Graduate Student Recruitment: 4 Tips to Get Started

sgEngage

Students pursue advanced degrees with the promise of invaluable research opportunities, specialized skills, and increased earning potential. Accordingly, many college and university graduate programs have grown significantly over the last few decades. In fact, from 2011 to 2021, the rate of growth of earned master’s and doctoral degrees outpaced bachelor’s and professional programs.

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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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Build Donor Trust with a BBB Accreditation

Donorbox

In today’s philanthropic landscape, trust and transparency are paramount. For years, individuals have gone to the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to report complaints and issues with businesses and nonprofits. Organizations of all kinds can also receive BBB accreditation to showcase their dedication to good business practices. The BBB provides accreditation to national and regional charities […] The post Build Donor Trust with a BBB Accreditation appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Will the Election and Economy Hurt Philanthropy in 2024?

NonProfit PRO

There are already concerns about how the economy and election will affect philanthropy in 2024. Here's how to prepare for what's to come.

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Elevating Nonprofit Events: A Strategic Guide To Guest Curation

Bloomerang

In nonprofit fundraising, success often hinges on thoughtful development planning, effective resource development, and engaging your supporters—donors and volunteers. When you curate a guest list that not only gathers people but also garners support, it can significantly impact the outcome of your fundraising events by transforming attendees into active contributors to your mission.

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Proven Techniques To Increase Positivity And Boost Success

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here is a new book I imagine nearly everyone will benefit from. It is, The Negativity Fast. It's both a self-help book and a book for leaders who want to lead with positivity. At the core of the book is a thirteen-week negativity fast, during which you’ll progressively eliminate sources of negativity in your life for 90 days. And then from that point, you’ll have a new outlook on life and will have learned how to use gratitude to completely transform your mental outlook as you reframe the negati

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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 Raise Money with Events

Donorbox

For decades, many nonprofit organizations have relied on events to bring in critical donations as well as spread awareness about their missions. But planning and hosting impactful events can take a lot of time and a big budget. So, you might be wondering how to actually raise money with events. The good news? There are […] The post How to Raise Money with Events appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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It’s Time to Rethink Strategic Planning and Introduce the Impact Roadmap

NonProfit PRO

I made the impact roadmap framework to help build strategic plans that help your organization address challenges. Here's how to make yours.

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Do you want to keep last year’s donors this year?

Hands on Fundraising

How to keep those donors Oh, hello 2024. Yes, your year-end fundraising efforts are over. Take a deep breath. Relax. OK. Enough of that. Time for 2024 fundraising! And here’s what I want you to think most about: retention. I hope you welcomed new donors last year. And maybe even welcomed back some others. But […] The post Do you want to keep last year’s donors this year?

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Applications are now open for TD Park People Grants

Charity Village

Applications are now open for the TD Park People Grants, which provide grassroots community groups with $2,000 to support their vision for environmental education, sustainability and stewardship programs that help connect people to their local parks and green spaces. Grassroots community groups include but are not limited to, volunteer-based park groups, local agencies, resident associations, […] The post Applications are now open for TD Park People Grants 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.