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12 human quirks you can use to fundraise better

Hands on Fundraising

We humans are quirky. You know fundraising is never as simple as asking for donations. Behind your ask is a world of study. We think about our language. We consider exactly what we’re asking for and why. And we keep the language clear and simple. We’re straightforward about the need and use stories to illustrate […] The post 12 human quirks you can use to fundraise better appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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How to Plan a Fundraising Gala: 10 Planning Tips + 5 Elegant Ideas

Wild Apricot

Learn how to plan a fundraising gala from start to finish. These charity fundraiser ideas will elevate your event, engage donors and maximize impact.

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[Free Webinar] The Power of Technology for Your Nonprofit’s Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Nonprofits who hold golf events know they’re a great way to raise mission-critical funds, connect with supporters, expand your donor base, and raise awareness about your cause. In short, golf helps nonprofits do more good. Golf events also come with a number of moving pieces and parts to manage to ensure a professional, successful event and positive fundraising outcomes.

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5 Things That Will Make Your Digital Ecosystem More Effective in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Here are five things you should do in the first six months of the year to make your digital ecosystem work better for your mission.

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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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4 Reports to Engage Board Members in Monthly Giving

DonorPerfect

Seventy percent of nonprofit organizations say they struggle to get their board members to participate in fundraising activities – a number that’s on the rise, according to Nonprofit PRO. The nonprofit landscape is constantly changing, and to provide the best outlook for your organization, it’s important to stay on top of industry trends while also Read More » The post 4 Reports to Engage Board Members in Monthly Giving appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Recap: Nonprofits & AI – A Conversation with Devi Thomas

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was thrilled to have a conversation with Devi Thomas from Microsoft Philanthropies. She shared a few highlights from Microsoft’s recent nonprofit sector research. We also discussed use cases, benefits, limitations, adoptions, and lots of practical tips. You can watch the video here as well as the human curated resources shared and a Copilot created summary transcript here.

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The Must-Attend Nonprofit Sector Conferences Happening in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Review this list of nonprofit conferences to ensure you receive ongoing education and have a chance to meet your peers this year.

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How the Salesforce AppExchange redefines association management software

Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS is built on the Salesforce platform. A major perk of having your a ssociation m anagement s oftware (AMS) built on the world’s top CRM platform is being connected to the Salesforce ecosystem. Choosing Nimble AMS and connecting to the Salesforce ecosystem helps you extend your system, ensuring you always have a solution for your next challenge.

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Authentic communication

Charity Village

Relationships are challenging, despite the fact that we work with people all of the time, we care about the people that our organizations serve, we care about the people we lead, and we want good relationships with our leaders.  It can feel as if people don’t understand what we are saying, what we are trying […] The post Authentic communication appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Use Charity Navigator for Nonprofits

Donorbox

Improving donor trust is a big fundraising trend these days, and for good reason. Most donors feel a need to believe that organizations will do what they promise to do in order to feel comfortable giving their hard-earned money. Charity Navigator rates nonprofits on a variety of topics to provide an overall charity score that […] The post How to Use Charity Navigator for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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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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What ‘Star Trek’ Can Teach Us About Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Some nonprofits act like they exist outside the market economy, but a lesson from "Star Trek" can help your nonprofit embrace reality.

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Learn how the American Bankers Association (ABA) exceeds organizational goals

Nimble AMS

Is your association wondering if it’s time to upgrade your association management software? Maybe you’ve heard about Nimble AMS but were curious to learn more about which organizations leverage the platform. For over a decade, Nimble AMS has been empowering enterprise-level associations. Our team is dedicated to being a trusted technology partner to help trailblazing organizations focus on their missions.

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Applications now open for the Black Ideas Grant: Bridge and Build

Charity Village

The Foundation for Black Communities announced that applications are now open for the Black Ideas Grant: Bridge and Build (B.I.G.). The program is geared toward propelling solution-oriented initiatives led by Canada’s Black communities. The Black Ideas Grant opens doors to flexible one-year funding, enhancing the capabilities of Black-led, Black-focused, and Black-serving organizations.

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Why Leaders Need To Develop Their Middle Managers

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book, Power To The Middle , shows how managers are the crucial link between a company’s ground floor and top brass. “Too often company leaders view middle managers in a negative light as expendable employees who can slow down productivity and overall strategy,” explain the book’s authors and McKinsey partners Bill Schaninger , Bryan Hancock , and Emily Field.

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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 Steps to Fund an Endowment With Legacy Giving

NonProfit PRO

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions boosting legacy giving? Here are four steps to help you build an endowment with legacy giving.

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How to Streamline Your Grants Research Process in 5 Steps

Tech Soup

How do you determine the best funding opportunities to pursue? To save time and critical human resources, it's important to identify the grantmakers that will provide the best return on your investment. Developing and using a consistent research process will help you focus your efforts on the best options.

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Attention Nonprofit Emailers: Big Changes Coming to Google and Yahoo!

Pamela Grow

If yours is a smart nonprofit and you put your digital focus on email marketing, buckle up because changes are on the horizon from Google and Yahoo, and we’ve got the scoop. It’s estimated that Gmail and Yahoo represent 32.2% of all emails opened. Your numbers may be higher. Within my clients’ email lists, I typically find that Gmail and Yahoo users represent at least 50% of all emails on a list.

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How To Be Your Best-Self Leader Every Day

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“By focusing in specific ways on five key leadership elements— Purpose, Process, People, Presence, and Peace —you can increase your time, capacity, energy, and ultimately your leadership impact,” explains Amy Jen Su , author of the book, The Leader You Want To Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self—Every Day. Su shares both Western management thinking and Eastern philosophy to provide a holistic yet hands-on approach to becoming a more effective leader with less stress and

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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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Make The Most of P2P Fundraising In 2024

NonProfit PRO

Supercharge your peer-to-peer fundraising this year by joining hundreds of nonprofit professionals 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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Emailing Like a Pro: Navigating Gmail and Yahoo’s New Sender Requirements

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Emailing Like a Pro: Navigating Gmail and Yahoo’s New Sender Requirements Imagine this: You’ve crafted the perfect email for your nonprofit’s big campaign, hit ‘send,’ and then… silence. Your message never reaches its audience, lost in the digital void. Why? Because the rules of the email game have changed.

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How to Attract Changemakers to Your Nonprofit

Donorbox

The term changemaker has become common in the software, education, and business world, but what does it really mean? While anyone can make a change, true changemakers are rare and require a level of passion, patience, and persistence that can be uncomfortable for many. After all, famous changemakers like Martin Luther King Jr, Ceasar Chavez, […] The post How to Attract Changemakers to Your Nonprofit appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Unleashing the Power of Social Media in Festival Sponsorship 

The Sponsorship Collective

Before you dive in, if you are interested in festival sponsorship, check out these titles in our “sponsorship for festivals” series: Resource Page for Festival and Event Sponsorship Sponsorship for Festivals: What You Need to Know For Your Event to Be a Hit The Essential Guide To RFID For Events And Festival Planners The Ultimate […]

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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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5 Things That Will Make Your Digital Ecosystem More Effective in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Here are five things you should do in the first six months of the year to make your digital ecosystem work better for your mission.

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5 Essential Fundraising Tactics For Nonprofits In 2024: A Comprehensive Guide

Bloomerang

In today’s fast-paced and economically uncertain world, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) face the critical task of fundraising effectively. The past two years have seen a dip in overall giving, placing even more emphasis on the need for nonprofits to strategically boost both short and long-term funding. Following GivingTuesday and the end-of-year giving season in the U.S., nonprofits are at a pivotal juncture.

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Five green flags for funders in your grant proposal

Candid

Last year, we shared our crowdsourced list of red flags that funders look for in grant proposals—the things that immediately reveal the weak points in an application and raise questions about the organization’s credibility. Not surprisingly, the question we got most in response to that article was: What are green flags for funders? A green flag is anything that would immediately signal to a funder that the nonprofit is a strong candidate for funding.

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Empowering Community Voices: The Strategic Advantage of Nonprofit Advisory Committees

Blue Avocado

Advisory committees let your nonprofit work with others who want to see you succeed. As a nonprofit leader, you likely want to do your best to ensure that the voices and experiences of the communities you serve are represented in your work. Often, this means conducting periodic focus groups, needs assessments, or surveys. 1 While all of these are useful tools for program development and planning, there is another strategy that provides consistent access to community input while also routinely bu

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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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Schwab Charitable Donors Grant Over $6B to Charity in 2023

NonProfit PRO

Schwab Charitable donors granted $6.1 billion to charity — the first time in a 12-month period in the organization’s history — in 2023.

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How should you approach audience research?

Big Duck

Get tips on how good research can help your nonprofit organization answer big questions and engage particular audiences.

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How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best. Use the questions and the scoring for you and your employee to work together toward the highest ratings across the board.

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Investigating and Improving the Questions You Ask Grantees

sgEngage

Back in the mid-2010s, I served as chair of the selection committee for the Washington, DC region’s biggest award recognizing excellence in nonprofit management. I led a group of fellow volunteers who evaluated applications from diverse organizations. It was a comprehensive process including an open-call part 1, an invitation-only part 2, a site visit for finalists, and a presentation highlighting best practices.

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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.