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6 Group Fundraising Ideas to Energize Your Donor Base

Wild Apricot

As a nonprofit, finding ways to continually engage your donors can be challenging. We face a bit of a paradox today—between online fundraising, events, social media, virtual offerings and other outlets, there are more ways than ever to connect.

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4 Unique Call-to-Actions to Test on Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2022 M+R Benchmarks Report , nonprofits pay an average of $3.31 to secure a lead [i.e., capture an email address] through digital advertising. Most small and medium-sized nonprofits can’t afford to experiment with digital advertising for lead generation, but there are other means of securing new leads for a fraction of the cost – namely, your nonprofit’s website empowered with any of the following unique call-to-actions (CTAs). 1) Top bar opt-ins and links.

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Use Technology to Put People First—How the Country Music Association’s Members Took Center Stage

.orgSource

Until AIs can think for themselves, digital systems are tools that do their best work with human ingenuity as the driver. And one of the puzzles technology excels at helping us solve is how to understand each other. The presentation Tiffany Kerns gave at.orgCommunity’s recent Solutions Day event, centered on that idea. Tiffany explained […]. The post Use Technology to Put People First—How the Country Music Association’s Members Took Center Stage appeared first on.orgSource.

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How (and Why) to Attract Gen Xers and Baby Boomers for Year-End Giving

NonProfit PRO

While the younger generations make sense for brand awareness, the older generations make sense for high-level gifts. So, it's time for a strategy update if you're struggling to attract Gen Xers or boomers as donors or have been ignoring them. Here are four ways to target these groups.

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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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Text donor love to boost your end-of-year giving

EveryAction

End-of-year fundraising can feel like a noisy cash grab. The subject lines in your inbox might be shouting, “Donate now” or “Urgent, just a few hours left!” or “MAKE YOUR DONATION BEFORE MIDNIGHT.”. Is there something you can do now to influence their end of year gift? Something that makes you stand out and lets your donors feel like the heroes that they are?

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The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Membership Website Ideas

Wild Apricot

Building a membership website is an exciting step for your organization! It gives people a place to celebrate and grow your mission, and establishes your legitimacy in the nonprofit world. The last thing you want is to draw a blank when you sit down.

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Maximize Your Social Fundraising This Giving Season

NonProfit PRO

With more than $6 billion having been raised through Facebook and Instagram fundraisers now, social fundraising has cemented itself as a key strategy for increasing nonprofits’ revenue streams.

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Too many cooks spoil the chili – or your next appeal

Hands on Fundraising

Or why too many cooks who don’t know what’s already in the pot can make a mess. Years ago, my family was gathered at my parent’s home to celebrate Christmas. By then, we were a big crowd – I have three siblings, and each of us has two children. So my mom planned to make eating […]. The post Too many cooks spoil the chili – or your next appeal appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Nonprofit Email Fundraising AI Writer (free-for-now)

Whole Whale

Whole Whale has been building custom OpenAI GPT3 AI writers for our clients that need to create more quality content on their sites and communications. Here is a sample of an AI trained on the best nonprofit fundraising emails that will help write a draft of the type of email appeal you’re looking for. How to use the AI Fundraising Email Writer.

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How AI helps your association provide an excellent member experience

Nimble AMS

Is your association leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) yet ? Whatever your strategic goals or mission, AI has the po wer to transform your organization. Your associ ation should consider adopting AI because it can help you exceed member expectations and boost recruitment and retention efforts. Keep reading to learn more ways AI can help your association provide an excellent member experience and offer c ompetitive member benefits. .

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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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8 Tips to Help Prospective Donors Enjoy Your Letter

NonProfit PRO

If we’re not careful, taking such a clinical approach can distract us from considering our readers’ overall experience of the package they receive. Here are a few suggestions to help you stay mindful of your readers’ feelings.

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5 tips to make your crowdfunding campaign stand out

Charity Village

You’re starting a crowdfunding campaign. You know you have a good cause but you find many campaigns that are similar to yours. How do you set yours apart? What is going to make your campaign generate awareness successfully compared to others? Here are 5 tips that can help make your crowdfunding campaign stand out: 1. […]. The post 5 tips to make your crowdfunding campaign stand out appeared first on CharityVillage.

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4 Cybersecurity Tips for Nonprofit Staff

Tech Soup

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is our favorite time at NortonLifeLock because it is an opportunity to share our expertise with others. I know many of us see ads about protecting our personal information, but what I don't see is information about why this is so important for nonprofits and libraries.

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Why I Donated: The Story That Inspired Me To Make A $25 Recurring Donation To Doctors Without Borders

Bloomerang

This is a new series from Bloomerang called Why I Donated. In each post, one donor will share what inspired them to make their donation and why they donated to that specific cause. Our hope is that this series will provide you with an even better understanding of the people who can help you move your mission forward. Keep reading to find out why CM, a marketing professional in Tennessee, set up a $25 monthly donation for Doctors Without Borders.

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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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Dynamic Fundraising Tips for the New Recession Era

NonProfit PRO

The word “recession” is coming up more and more in nonprofit conversations. Unfortunately, this is a time when people and institutions have less disposable income, meaning nonprofits often receive fewer donations and may struggle to keep their charities running.

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How can the nonprofit sector create more sustainable and healthier workplaces?

Charity Village

It is impossible to imagine community life without not-for-profit organizations. Not-for-profits are our soccer teams and symphonies, hospitals and homeless shelters, foundations, and food banks; they protect our environment and provide education; their work is international and local; and they are where we worship and work. In B.C., over 29,000 organizations build and shape our […].

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How to Prepare Your Website for the 2022 Giving Season

Tech Soup

With nearly 30 percent of annual giving occurring in December, all nonprofit organizations should already be preparing for a successful end-of-year fundraising initiative.

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Webinar: How to Make Your Annual Giving Program a Pipeline Powerhouse

DipJar

Annual giving programs have long been tasked with growing donor numbers, but they’re increasingly looked upon to contribute meaningfully to the major gift pipeline. In this “Next Gen Annual Giving” session we’ll explore ways to transform your annual giving program into a powerhouse for pipeline development. We’ll discuss creating a strategy with objectives and metrics, developing lead generation and scoring models, creating donor journeys and prospect warming campaigns, and designing the infrast

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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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Where Your Nonprofit Should Focus Its Attention Before December

NonProfit PRO

Year-end is looming. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, but when you boil fundraising down to the bare bones, our jobs are simple: Give donors a reason to donate to our organization again and again. Here are things to work on to impact your income positively before Dec. 31.

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The New Nonprofit Checklist: From Finances to Management

Get Fully Funded

Deciding to start a new nonprofit is the beginning of an incredible journey. You have an inspiring mission in mind, people you want to help, and the drive to do whatever it takes to make an impact. You knew starting an organization from scratch would take lots of time and effort. But once you see your nonprofit’s impact, the hard work will all be worth it.

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Creative Ways to Use QR Codes at Your Fundraising Event

Greater Giving

How to use QR codes, and three easy ways to promote your upcoming event. So what’s a QR code? QR codes have grown in popularity because they’re incredibly useful! Rather than handing out a long website link that someone would have to manually enter into their device’s web browser, a. QR code can take them straight to your webpage with just one click.

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Building Organizational Sector Sustainability (BOSS) Conference 2022

Charity Village

Building Organizational Sector Sustainability (BOSS), British Columbia’s conference for not-for-profit leaders, hosted by Vantage Point, is coming up quickly on November 15-16, 2022! BOSS 2022 equips leaders with strategies, tools, and inspiration for more healthy, sustainable organizations.?Our keynote speaker, Trier Bryant (Just Work), will motivate the creation of more equitable, inclusive workplaces.

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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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Are You Prepared to Fundraise in a Recession?

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising professionals have an extremely hard job. They must generate greater amounts of dollars in good and tough times. It is not easy to obtain a sizable gift from a prospect in a time of prosperity, must less in a time of perceived recession.

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Crypto fundraising: diversifying donations for GivingTuesday

Candid

With GivingTuesday approaching on November 29, nonprofits are working to strategize how to generate revenue and bring renewed awareness to their work. The nonprofit sector’s recognition and adoption of diverse revenue streams, including cryptocurrency, has increased significantly over the last year, but many still feel hesitant when it comes to crypto fundraising.

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Some Of My Favorite Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

These quotes truly inspire me and hopefully they will inspire you as well : “The three common characteristics of best companies -- they care, they have fun, they have high performance expectations.” -- Brad Hams “The one thing that's common to all successful people: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.” -- Michael Phelps “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -- Harry S.

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Announcing Our First Impact Labs Cohort on Zero Hunger: Addressing Food Insecurity in the U.S.

Saleforce Nonprofit

Today, we’re introducing our first Salesforce.org Impact Labs cohort on zero hunger and their work on U.S Food Insecurity. Impact Labs convenes community experts, or fellows, across sectors to co-create new technology solutions to support specific issue areas. For example, our first Impact Lab cohort designed Service Match , an open-source app designed for case managers who connect people experiencing homelessness to vital human services.

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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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10 Things I Learned From 30 Years in Sustainer Giving, Part 3

NonProfit PRO

I hope you’re enjoying this list of things to focus on when it comes to sustainer giving. So far, I’ve shared four things I’ve learned. Some I had to learn the hard way but certainly they can benefit any and all fundraisers. Here are lessons five and six. .

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Candid Seal of Transparency holders can now enable Apple Pay to accept donations?

Candid

Giving Season is quickly approaching. Starting today, 501(c)(3) nonprofits who earn a Candid Seal of Transparency may be eligible to enable and accept donations using Apple Pay, providing donors with an easy and secure way to give back. To be enable Apple Pay for your nonprofit, simply earn and maintain your Bronze Seal of Transparency : Sign-in on GuideStar.org and update or claim your profile using your organization’s email.

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Hybrid? Remote? What jobseekers want is a clear workplace culture.

Charity Village

This article was originally published on Challenge Factory and is reprinted with permission. The last couple of years have seen organizations looking to any and all sources of information for how to navigate pandemic decisions…including university grads going through the hiring process for the first time. Unexpected questions in pandemic job interviews I recently joined Challenge […].

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In-Kind vs. Cash vs. Promotional vs. Media Sponsorship – Which Is Best? 

The Sponsorship Collective

When most people think of a sponsor, they think of someone who will hand them huge wads of cash. While it’s true that that’s one definition of sponsorship, it’s not the only one. In today’s guide, I’ll walk you through the four types of sponsorship and explain when each is best depending on what your […]. The post In-Kind vs. Cash vs. Promotional vs.

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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.