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3 Strategies To Elevate Your Association’s Impact in the New Year

Association Analytics

As 2024 kicks off and the world of data and AI continues to rapidly evolve, associations need to adapt to meet the ever-changing needs of members and stakeholders. While these changes may feel overwhelming, there are easy things you can do with your current staff and set of resources that will help position your association to thrive in 2024. In this blog, we’ll outline our top three strategies to elevate your impact this year, along with ways to make small, easy changes that lead to large, impa

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5 Essential RFP Writing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alfredo Ramirez , CMO at Prosal – an RFP platform that connects great consultants, nonprofits, and other organizations via RFPs. Request for Proposals (RFPs) are a critical tool for nonprofits seeking services from vendors or consultants. A well-crafted RFP attracts the right partners and lays the foundation for successful projects. Pulling from experience with thousands of RFPs, Prosal shares five best practices to enhance your RFP writing process.

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Funders, do you have Main Character Syndrome and are engaging in crappy funding practices? We’re coming for you!

Nonprofit AF

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Building financial resources that support your mission

Charity Village

What can you do in your organization when the nonprofit sector is in crisis? Everyone plays a crucial role—whether you’re the Executive Director, a staff member, or a Board member. The goal is to find ways to ensure your organization has the financial resources needed to deliver on your mission, especially as needs are growing […] The post Building financial resources that support your mission appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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Lead From the Human Side of Technology

.orgSource

Once upon a time, the title of the lead technology wizard didn’t necessarily begin with a C. The IT department didn’t always have a spot at the leadership table. They were regarded a little like sorcerers hanging out in the shadows creating marvels with tools that weren’t well understood by the rest of the office. If there were holdouts on giving IT a pivotal place in the organization, the pandemic shifted that perspective.

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Make The Most of P2P Fundraising In 2024

NonProfit PRO

Supercharge your peer-to-peer fundraising this year by joining hundreds of nonprofit progressional at P2PForum24 in Philadelphia from February 21 23. Whether you’re a senior leader or staff member, this is the place to learn from experts and your colleagues at other organizations. Join us for a gathering that will help you improve your program’s performance in this critical year.

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Congratulations to Greater Toronto’s 2024 Top Employers

Charity Village

Canada’s Top 100 has released their picks for the top employers in the Greater Toronto Area. CharityVillage congratulates the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, The Hospital for Sick Children, Plan International Canada Inc., World Vision Canada, YMCA of Greater Toronto, YWCA Toronto, and […] The post Congratulations to Greater Toronto’s 2024 Top Employers appeared first on CharityVillag

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Bloomerang Acquires Qgiv to Create a Giving Platform that Puts Relationships at the Heart of Fundraising

Qgiv

At Qgiv, we’ve been helping people fulfill their passion to make a difference in the world for nearly 15 years. Over the years, our fundraising technology has grown to include a full suite of event and online giving tools—supporting thousands of changemakers just like you. Today, I’m excited to announce the next step in our growth as a company—joining Bloomerang !

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The Dilemma of Fundraisers Consulting as a Side Hustle

NonProfit PRO

Several development directors recently asked me about consulting as a side hustle, which made me consider three critical things.

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Data as Decision in Grantmaking

sgEngage

In grantmaking, one word makes more eyes glaze over than any other – data. Those who find it fun are called nerds. And for everyone else, it can bring up feelings of boredom, overwhelm, and confusion. In philanthropy, there can also be worries of time commitment, grantee burden, complicated methods and, frankly, resources circling the drain without adding any function or value.

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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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Unlocking Your Value: Strategies to Enhance Sponsorship Valuation

The Sponsorship Collective

Sponsorship valuation is about achieving fair market value. It sounds simple when I put it that way, but with so many pratfalls awaiting sponsorship seekers unsure of their approach, valuations can go wrong more often than not.

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How are your conversation skills?

Hands on Fundraising

Conversation?! Don’t worry. You don’t have to be a great talker to have this conversation. Today I heard from an excited client about an email. (I love getting celebration emails like this!) My client is a new theater here in Connecticut. And theater is where I started my nonprofit career… so I’m having fun. We’ve […] The post How are your conversation skills?

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Use Social Media to Spark Your Fundraising As Gmail Rolls Out New Email Deliverability Guidelines

NonProfit PRO

As Gmail introduces changes to its deliverability guidelines, nonprofit professionals must understand the implications for fundraising.

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Upskilling for the New Year

Charity Village

Very few jobs are 100% stagnant. Instead, roles naturally pivot and expand over time. This often results from changes in technology, consumer needs, and workforce dynamics. The most recent examples of these changes are the increases in automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and the lasting impact of COVID-19. With all these changes, the demand for upskilling […] The post Upskilling for the New Year appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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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How To Write An Impactful Nonprofit Annual Report

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are some tips for leaders responsible for writing an effective annual report for their nonprofit organization. Consider making these objectives for your report: To demonstrate accomplishments ( not activities ) ( results and how you did it). To recognize important people (volunteers, donors, major funders, partners). To provide an account of your organization's work for the past year.

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The social sector has a negativity bias. Here’s what you can do about it.  

Candid

Anyone who works in the nonprofit sector knows it’s not for the faint of heart. By necessity, the sector focuses on the negatives—the systems that are broken, the problems that need solving, the issues that are underfunded. And yet, this hyper-focus may be counterproductive. The burgeoning field of positive psychology suggests that humans have a default “negativity bias”—we disproportionately pay attention to and remember what goes wrong.

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3 Steps to Managing Your Prospect Portfolio in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Managing a prospect portfolio wisely is key to fundraising success. Here are three steps to manage your prospect portfolio this year.

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The Better FAFSA: What Colleges Need to Know Right Now

sgEngage

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid—commonly known as FAFSA®—is the form current and prospective college and career school students must fill out each year to qualify for federal financial aid, whether that be in the form of grants, loans, or work-study funds. Many colleges and universities also use it to help determine a student’s eligibility for their own need-based financial aid programs.

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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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Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Edward M. Marshall 's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs.

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The Nonprofit’s Guide to Augmented Reality (+12 Examples)

Wild Apricot

Learn everything you need to know about how to make a successful Augmented Reality nonprofit campaign plus 12 examples of nonprofits who’ve already found success.

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Want to Choose a Bank That Aligns With Your Mission? Focus on Cash Deposits

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits always want their practices — from expenses to donations — to align with their core values, and choosing a bank is no exception.

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Bloomerang Acquires Qgiv To Deliver The Sector’s First Giving Platform

Bloomerang

Today, I’m excited to share that Bloomerang and Qgiv have joined together to help more nonprofits deliver their mission and create the sector’s first – and most complete – giving platform. Since Bloomerang’s beginning, we’ve worked to bring solutions to fundraisers that help them spend more time on their mission. By combining Bloomerang’s leading donor and volunteer relationship management platform with Qgiv’s best-in-class fundraising platform, we can help nonprofits raise more money and

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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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Critical Questions To Ask Your New Hires

Eric Jacobsen Blog

In Paul Falcone ’s book, 75 Ways For Managers To Hire, Develop And Keep Great Employees , he recommends asking new employees the following questions 30, 60 and 90 days after they were hired: 30-Day One-on-One Follow-Up Questions Why do you think we selected you as an employee? What do you like about the job and the organization so far? What’s been going well?

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Data Storytelling Do’s and Don’ts for Top-Tier Communication

Wild Apricot

Data storytelling is an essential skill to inform and persuade any type of audience. Read this article for pointers to sharpen your storytelling techniques.

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Your Most Important 2024 Donors Are Already in Your File: Engage and Upgrade Mid-Level Donors

NonProfit PRO

If you want to grow in 2024, your mid-level donors can be one of the most valuable segments to target in an upgrade campaign.

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Recurring Giving – What it Is & How to Get Donors to Participate

Donorbox

We’ve all seen the commercials – “just a dollar a day” is enough to solve some big problems in our world. While this may seem like a cliche, this type of giving is actually what helps many nonprofits maintain their mission. Recurring giving, like donating a dollar a day for 30 days, allows donors to […] The post Recurring Giving – What it Is & How to Get Donors to Participate 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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How To Connect With Your Team Members

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here, from the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader , are some tips on how, as a leader, you can connect with your individual team members: Send cards on their birthdays and anniversary-of-joining dates. Keep yourself updated with what's happening in their personal lives. Show your support during personal or family crises. Schedule weekly one-on-one phone calls or meetings.

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Women and Philanthropy Report 2023: Trust and Transformation

Charity Village

TD Wealth published the Women and Philanthropy Report 2023: Trust and Transformation, which examines the critical role women are playing in the Canadian charitable sector. The report delves into the unique way women are approaching charitable giving and explains the ever-evolving generational differences of women philanthropists. The amount of donations women claimed in annual tax […] The post Women and Philanthropy Report 2023: Trust and Transformation appeared first on CharityVillage.

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3 Things About Direct Response Copywriting That Drive Some Nonprofits Crazy

NonProfit PRO

Effective copywriting for direct response fundraising is weird, and it has three qualities that tend to irritate nonprofit professionals.

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A Cautionary Tale: Overcoming Governance Nightmares in Nonprofit Organizations

Blue Avocado

Six nonprofit lessons learned from a bad board experience. Have you ever started an organization you were passionate about, only to be held hostage to the whims and emotional baggage of the board president? I hope not because let me tell you that it did not make for a great first foray into the world […] The post A Cautionary Tale: Overcoming Governance Nightmares in Nonprofit Organizations appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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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.