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4 Opportunities That Await a Digitally Transformed Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Backed by cutting-edge technologies, nonprofits have the chance to rewrite the rulebook on engagement, cultivate communities driven by empathy and create transparent ecosystems that demonstrate the true impact of their work. Here are some ways to catapult toward your goals with some contemporary technologies.

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Creating a Nonprofit Digital Strategy with ChatGPT: A Practical Guide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Elizabeth (Liz) Ngonzi, CFRE , Founder and CEO at The International Social Impact Institute and Adjunct Assistant Professor at New York University In the rapidly evolving landscape of nonprofit organizations, adapting to the digital realm has become a pivotal challenge. To fortify fundraising and impact strategies, embracing emerging technologies is paramount.

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United Way Greater Chattanooga Moves to Visionlink CommunityOS™

VisionLink

Visionlink is pleased to announce that we have begun supporting the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and their community services 211 call centers. For Chattanooga and surrounding areas, they provide support for approximately 90,000 calls a year and expect to eclipse the 100K mark. They see this as an integrated part of their United Ways support to the community.

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Why Empathy is the Key to Outstanding Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

By Beth Kanter & Joan Garry Leading with empathy is one of the most effective ways to avoid burnout at your nonprofit. Joan Garry and I had the joy of collaborating on this article together based on a conversation we had recently. [Click here to learn more about Joan’s Nonprofit Leadership Lab or check out my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout ] Over our years as thought leaders in the field of nonprofit leadership and well-being, and as a nonprofit leadership coach, b

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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The True Cost of Fundraising Events

NonProfit PRO

Events can serve a valuable role in your organization for marketing and PR purposes. They can also be a great donor-acquisition tool and a powerful cultivation touch point for a major donor. But the role of events is significantly out of alignment in many organizations.

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[Free Webinar] Activate Your Board Members This Giving Tuesday

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Giving Tuesday has the potential of being an effective peer-to-peer fundraising campaign. However, many organizations struggle to get Board members meaningfully involved, if at all. Board members, by and large, report that they want to meaningfully help the organization they service. This free webinar will explore strategies to engage Board members based on their unique skill sets, personalities, and networks.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Website’s Navigation

Nonprofits Source

Your nonprofit website houses plenty of important information and resources, from the story of your organization’s founding to your donation page. However, when site visitors navigate to your website, is it easy for them to find exactly what they’re looking for? If the answer is “no,” then it’s time for you to update your website’s functionality. After all, your website’s success as a digital marketing tool depends on how user-friendly it is to your visitors, whether they’re exploring your websi

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Nonprofits: Don’t Send Unspent Grant Money Back

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit executives occasionally grapple with a dreaded dilemma: the need to send back grant funds because the organization didn't spend it within the designated budget cycle. Here, I will delve into the intricacies of this budgetary faux pas and offer insights on how nonprofit executives can navigate it effectively.

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How to set your team up for success when building a strategic plan

Charity Village

Interested in learning more about strategic planning? Register for our free webinar on September 21! For many people and organizations, September feels like an unofficial “new year”. The summer is coming to an end, pumpkin-spice-everything is everywhere and Mariah Carey is waiting in the wings! This is a great time for your organization to do some […] The post How to set your team up for success when building a strategic plan appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Alumni giving’s growing relationship with high-profile, big money donors 

Candid

Over the last year, there’s been an explosion of multi-million-dollar gifts from donors to their alma maters. This suggests 2023 is likely to join 2022 as another blockbuster year for giving in higher education. In fact, last year, alumni giving to U.S. colleges and universities jumped by 10.2% , amounting to $13.5 billion in funding. These high-profile, high-dollar donations are changing the face of philanthropy in higher education—creating big winners today and setting the stage for a transfor

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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How to Start Planning Year-End Fundraising Campaigns

Neon CRM

For many organizations, year-end fundraising campaigns represent a significant portion of their annual revenue. Nearly one-third (31%, to be exact) of annual giving occurs in December: It’s one of the most important months for fundraising! Spending some time planning your year-end fundraising activities will help you connect with donors, inspire them to support your work, and start building donor relationships that will carry over into the next year and beyond.

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Ending the Fail of Nonprofit Crowdfunding

NonProfit PRO

Chances are that you’ve tried crowdfunding for your nonprofit, and unfortunately, there’s also a chance that it failed. Crowdfunding is an opportunity to create another revenue stream, so let’s explore how to make it a success.

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Double Your Giving Tuesday Impact with Matching Gifts

Double the Donation

One of the largest global giving pushes in the world, Giving Tuesday, will be here this year before we know it⁠. So now is the time to prepare for Giving Tuesday matching gifts success.

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Adapting to Changes in Facebook Fundraising Tools: A Guide for Nonprofits

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes Adapting to Changes in Facebook Fundraising Tools: A Guide for Nonprofits When you run a nonprofit, you’ve likely leaned on social media platforms for fundraising. It’s easy, widely accessible, and taps into an immense audience. With its billions of users, Facebook has been a beacon for nonprofits—especially small ones—looking to spread the word about their cause and raise funds.

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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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Here’s How To Increase Auction Revenue By Planting Donors At Your Nonprofit Gala

Bloomerang

Donor plants jump up at your gala’s auction , raise their hand high, and start, or advance, the bidding. A seasoned fundraiser in Jewish philanthropy taught me about donor plants years ago and, celebrating the best of fundraising’s oral tradition, a hallmark of our field, I am passing it on to you. A “donor plant” refers to a person who attends your gala / special event with the intention of making a significant donation.

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Top 5 Things Your Boss Is Worried About

NonProfit PRO

In the past 18 months, I’ve heard more than 2,500 challenges, issues, and headaches from top nonprofit leaders at “peer experience sharing” retreats and workshops. Here are five things that leaders across the industry are worried about.

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Looking for long-term impact? Advocacy is a must

M+R

In a time of uncertainty and shifting societal dynamics, nonprofits find themselves navigating treacherous waters. A recent article by the Associated Press sheds light on a troubling trend: nonprofit organizations, particularly 501(c)(3)s, are becoming increasingly wary of lobbying and advocacy efforts. This hesitance stems from a fear of jeopardizing their IRS compliance status and the growing apprehension of being perceived as overly politicized in the current polarized climate.

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bbcon 2023: The Must-Attend Grantmaking Sessions for Leaders

sgEngage

When you are working on a tough issue or an innovative solution, sometimes it helps to learn from others who have tackled that problem or are working on a similar idea. From gathering demographic data to understanding your grantees’ experiences, grantmaking organizations have been working through many multifaceted conundrums this year. That’s why we’re excited for bbcon 2023 to be back in person, where we can learn from our amazing grantmaking community face to face!

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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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All About Association Names: 8 Tips + 35 Examples of Cool Association Names

Wild Apricot

Tools like ChatGPT can give you a list of ideas to start with and modify as you see fit. Like we said, just make sure organizations with those names don’t already exist! The post All About Association Names: 8 Tips + 35 Examples of Cool Association Names appeared first on WildApricot.

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2023 State of Social Impact Report Shows Growth In Retailers’ Charitable Giving

NonProfit PRO

ShoppingGives released data from its 2023 State of Social Impact Report. The report features analysis of 500 eCommerce and direct-to-consumer brands on the state of impact in 2023 in addition to outside research.

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Aid for people with disabilities for presenting a candidacy or a grant application

Charity Village

The Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec announced the launch of an aid program for people with disabilities to produce a grant application. The grant can cover, in whole or in part, expenses incurred to obtain services to facilitate the presentation of a grant application or candidacy for a person with a disability. […] The post Aid for people with disabilities for presenting a candidacy or a grant application appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Stubborn as #$%*

Hands on Fundraising

Call it commitment. Or maybe, determination. Possibly, just sheer cussed stubbornness. Whatever you call it, it’s the key to a successful annual giving program. Here’s the thing: I could write a really good appeal. The data could be in great shape. The stars might all align and the message, audience, and timing could be perfect. […] The post Stubborn as #$%* appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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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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3 Easy Upgrades Can Work Wonders for Digital Donor Acquisition

sgEngage

In fundraising, digital acquisition is the process of acquiring email addresses and converting them into donors. To grow your donor file, add three easy upgrades to your current acquisition plan and watch how kickstarting a better content, promotion, and conversion strategy can work wonders for your donor pipeline. Step 1: Improve Your Content Strategy Acquiring new donors online requires you to build a better content plan.

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Sit in the Driver’s Seat with PHLYTrac Vehicle Telematics Program

NonProfit PRO

PHLYTRAC gives dynamic insights into driver behavior, vehicle stats, and more to help organizations lower the risk of driver-related accidents. Using GPS technology, organizations are in the driver's seat with access to live maps, driver scorecards, a fleet management dashboard with vehicle health, and much more! The devices install in minutes, protecting vehicles and drivers, empowering them with valuable driver behavior and vehicle statistics.

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Hey funders, don’t freak out about AI-supported grant proposals

Nonprofit AF

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Enhance Your Grant Proposal-Writing Skills by Organizing Your Resources

Tech Soup

This blog post is the second in a two-part series about how to enhance your grant writing skills. In part one of this series , we covered reading successful grant proposals.

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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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Nonprofit Finance Leaders: Don’t Miss These bbcon 2023 Sessions

sgEngage

The annual conference celebrating Blackbaud’s ecosystem of changemakers is back and in person this year! In addition to getting to catch up with friends, partners, and colleagues, bbcon 2023 is packed with learning opportunities specific to finance. The bbcon 2023 agenda is full of great sessions for finance professionals serving nonprofits, schools, foundations, healthcare, and cultural organizations, from creating better systems to extending what you currently do with Blackbaud’s fund accounti

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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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From Crisis to Clarity: Five Steps to Demystify Succession Planning

Blue Avocado

A sudden leadership transition can leave a nonprofit scrambling to survive. Don't leave your mission to chance — plan for the future today. The post From Crisis to Clarity: Five Steps to Demystify Succession Planning appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Newly released 2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary and Benefits Report

Charity Village

CharityVillage is proud to announce the release of the 2023 CharityVillage Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report. Interested in learning about how nonprofit salaries and benefits are changing as we begin to emerge from the pandemic while dealing with rising inflation? The data suggests that, for most job levels, cash compensation has continued to […] The post Newly released 2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary and Benefits Report appeared first on CharityVillage.

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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.