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Customer Experience Lifts Service to the Stratosphere


These comments from McDonald’s CEO, Chris Kempczinski to New York Times journalist David Gelles describing how the pandemic would change the company’s business resonated with me on a couple of levels. “We

Are You At Risk? How to Stay Safe Online During a Pandemic.

Association TV

In 2020, while the American public was focused on protecting our families from a global pandemic and helping others in need, cybercriminals took advantage of an opportunity to profit from our dependence on technology to go on an Internet crime spree.”.

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How Compliance and Risk Technology Empowers the Board

360 Factors

Risk and compliance technology is mainly utilized by the risk and compliance experts within the organization. The advantages the technology provides to the board often get lost in all the talk about how technology changes the way risk and compliance teams work.

Top 10 Tips for Matchmaking and Networking at Your Event

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. Matchmaking is a hot topic right now in the events industry, and it can help your exhibitors make even better connections with attendees. What is matchmaking? It’s a personalized experience for both attendees and exhibitors.

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.

Ways to Improve Your Website’s Performance

Byte Technology

In this age of high customer service expectations, same-day delivery, and instant updates, website visitors are less patient to wait for your site to download.

DonorDrive Launches New Mobile App to Transform the Way People Fundraise for Nonprofits 


This new release makes DonorDrive the first company to provide a single platform for nonprofits to manage constituent fundraising experiences across both web and mobile platforms

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14 Nonprofit Books Recommended by Top Industry Experts


At Classy, one of our core values is to always be learning. Even seasoned fundraisers and nonprofit professionals need to learn new skills and hear new perspectives, and that’s where our reading list comes in.

Giving Circles: A new and easy way to discover and join global communities of giving

Charity Navigator

There are over 2,000 giving circles and growing around the world that have engaged at least 150,000 people and given away as much as $1.29 billion. Never heard of a giving circle ? It’s a simple way for individuals to collectively pool their funds and decide together how to donate them.

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Fundraising for introverts – how you can build genuine relationships

Hands on Fundraising

Are you an introvert? I finished the second interview of the day. I’d been gathering information to create appeals or other communications for clients. The people I spoke with were interesting and kind. I enjoyed speaking with them. And yet, I was worn out.

Still Publishing Donor Names? Ditch the List

Blue Avocado

“We nonprofits often put a great deal of time and effort into our annual reports, especially compared with how briefly most recipients will look at them,” begins the Blue Avocado article, The Secret to a High Impact Annual Report.

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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.

What is Information Architecture? The Un-Flashy Key to Nonprofit Website Success


Website design has changed a lot over the last decade, largely due to the vast availability of low-cost, templated designs that look quite stunning.

3 Tips to Create Unforgettable Moments for Donors


There’s a hotel in Hollywood where the rooms are dated, the furnishings are sparse, and the walls are bare. Its name is the Magic Castle Hotel, but it’s not a castle. It’s a 1950s converted 2-story apartment complex painted canary yellow. . Next to its small pool is a cherry red phone.

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Top 13 Mental Health Charities Making a Big Impact (2021)


More than 450 million people live with mental illness around the world. That means that 1 in 4 people will be affected by it in some way, either personally or through a family member struggling with mental illness.

How Reaching Fundraising Goals Could Be a Text Away

NonProfit PRO

Organizations are increasingly depending on touchless technology so they can collect donations quickly.

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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 Reasons Why You Need a Volunteer Onboarding Process

Wild Apricot

Do you have a group of new volunteers starting at your organization? If so, you only have one chance to make a good first impression and welcome them into your community — it all starts with a great volunteer onboarding process. Read on to find. volunteerism

Giving Circles: A nonprofit's new way to create community and engagement around giving

Charity Navigator

The median donor retention rate for all non-profits was 43.6% last year, according to The Fundraising Effectiveness Project. That means that less than half of all donors decided to give again during the year. The growing giving circle movement is engaging 150,000 members in the U.S. ,

How To Write A Thank-You Letter For Donations | A Nonprofit Guide


Getting people to donate to your nonprofit is not easy. However, once you do, it’s important that you properly thank them. The most popular way to do this is via a thank-you letter for donations, the perfect tool to engage, retain, and make your donors feel fulfilled after donating to your cause.

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3 Tactics to Acquiring New Donors for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Technology and more people-centric (i.e., donors and supporters) ways of giving continue to expand, which is essential for nonprofit leaders to understand. For example, people could open a donor-advised fund (DAF) for very little money and give with the ease of tech platforms.

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13 Virtual Fundraising Event Takeaways From 4 Marketing Professionals


The best way to learn about virtual fundraising events is to hear from those who’ve experienced them. We recently wrapped up our 2021 Collaborative: Virtual Sessions event here at Classy.

How To Get More Donation Pledges For Your Nonprofit


You’ve probably heard of a donation pledge if you’ve been in fundraising for any amount of time. A donation pledge is when a supporter promises to give a certain amount of money in a set time frame.

Sponsorship Sales Meeting Strategy

The Sponsorship Collective

Although it took a few games of phone tag to coordinate a time when you could both talk, you finally got on the phone with your target sponsor. Even better is they agreed to your request for a meeting! This is what all your hard work, research, and preparation have been leading up to.

The Myths and Facts of What a Fundraising Consultant Can Do for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Taking large institutions out of the equation, we know the fundraising landscape changed profoundly last year. One of the results of the pandemic was that many nonprofits took their fundraising virtual.

Cloud for Good Honored as #2 on the 2021 list of 100 Best Small and Medium Places to Work in IT by IDG Insider Pro and Computerworld

Cloud 4 Good

July 12, 2021 [Asheville, NC] – IDG’s Insider Pro and Computerworld announce Cloud for Good as #2 on the 2021 Best Places Small and Medium Places to Work in IT. This award recognized the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staff while providing great benefits and compensation.

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Product Update: CauseVox Auto-Pledge Helps You Get More Large Gifts


At CauseVox, we feel that the tools you use to fundraise online should do 2 basic things: help you raise more and make your job simpler.

Three Fundraising Pros Give Their Advice On What You Should Do After You Get Laid Off


Being laid off hurts. . When it happened to me, it didn’t just impact me financially; it also affected me . emotionally. The journey to find that next big gig can be tiring, grueling, and painful, and at times it can feel like you’re banging your head against the wall.

Monthly Giving Will Grow in Popularity in the Post-Pandemic Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Recently, I read "The Post-Pandemic Nonprofit: 12 Disruptive Trends Your Nonprofit Must Master" by Jeremy Reis. I like how Jeremy broke up the book by: who we are, how we operate, how we grow and where do we go from here? Monthly Giving Volunteers

Accelevents Is Officially a SOC 2 Type 1 Certified Compliant Organization


In the first quarter of 2021, Accelevents became certified to be a SOC 2 Type 1 compliant organization. We are very excited about this huge accomplishment. And soon, we will be SOC 2 Type 2 compliant for security. So what does this mean for our customers and business partners? .

3 ways to get started with your association’s artificial intelligence journey

Nimble AMS

At one point, artificial intelligence (AI) sounded like something from a science fiction novel. But today, it’s changing the way we interact with organizations in our everyday lives.

Get Organized and Increase Your Nonprofit Productivity

Get Fully Funded

Look at your desk right now, and tell me how many sticky notes are on it. How many to-do lists? How many reminder notes to yourself? If you feel like you have too much to do and aren’t getting enough done, you need to increase your nonprofit productivity.

Reddit Thread Prompts More Than $200,000 in Donations to Foster Children Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

After a Reddit user posted to the Ask Reddit thread “What is something you've done purely out of the goodness of your heart but have not told anyone?" users shared an array of good deeds.

Avoiding Unconscious Confirmation Bias In The Nonprofit Workplace


What is unconscious confirmation biasing? The term is defined as one group holding social stereotypes about certain other groups outside of any conscious awareness.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 203: The Ever-Changing Role of Database Administrators


For years, the role of development operations teams has been perceived as a data and technology-focused position within the nonprofit world. As technology, nonprofits, and the way we fundraise has significantly changed over the last few decades, so has the role of the operations team.

Digital transformation: We can’t put it off any longer

Charity Village

It’s not an exaggeration to say that the fundraising base of most charities will likely shrink in the next five to 10 years unless they transition to online platforms and use more digital tools.

How to Get the Most Out of a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Software Demo

NonProfit PRO

You might have mixed feelings about the idea of finding and implementing new peer-to-peer fundraising software. Maybe you’ve seen the signs that it’s time for a new solution, but you dread the process of finding the right technology for your nonprofit.