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10 condescending funding practices funders need to stop doing

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, before we get started, I have exciting news: It took over a year and tons of dark chocolate,

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The 10 roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit Board of Directors

Get Fully Funded

Every nonprofit has a Board of Directors. Yet most people don’t understand exactly what the Board’s job is. And this is a problem. You see, it means that hundreds of people are sitting on nonprofit Boards and have NO IDEA what they said “yes” to. It’s surprising. And concerning. Unfortunately, there’s no “Board School” to send people to when they join a Board, so new members just do the best they can, following the lead of seasoned Board members.

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How Florida’s Stop WOKE Act Impacts Nonprofits, Part 2

NonProfit PRO

In part one, I described the difficulties nonprofits are facing trying to comply with the Stop WOKE Act. Now let’s take a deeper look into what complying with this law means for nonprofits with employees doing business in the state — discussing everything from human resources to donor relations.

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Be the Voice of Relevance—Make Mission, Vision, and Values Fit the Moment

.orgSource

Imagine you’re teed up for a jackpot question on Jeopardy. Mike Richards gives you this clue—“It revolves around mission, vision, and values.” An ear-to-ear grin lights your face and you answer, “What is an association?”—That win would be a no-brainer for anyone reading this post. Mission, vision, and values are a fundamental trio in the association playbook.

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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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Navigating the nonprofit RFP process

EveryAction

from our friend Maureen Wallbeoff Lisa pinged me the other day—she’s the development director for a social justice organization. She asked for some advice around her (bumpy) request for proposals (RFP) process at her nonprofit. Her board had approved the budget for a new CRM and asked her to follow this process to find the right software. When I asked her to describe the problem, here’s what she said: I’ve never done this before, and I feel like I’m making it up as I go along.

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Does Your Organization Need a Podcast?

The MatrixFiles

I love podcasts! I listen to at least one podcast every single day. And yes, I’m a podcaster. I have two podcasts: Associations Thrive is a podcast celebrating successful associations and their leaders and K Drama Chat is a podcast where my co-hosts and I take one Korean Drama (K Drama) each season and recap and analyze each episode. So, does YOUR organization need a podcast?

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The Top Ten List: Data Challenges

Association Analytics

The post The Top Ten List: Data Challenges appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Three event survey strategies to gain actionable insights at your association

Nimble AMS

Are you looking for proven methods to improve your events ? Gain actionable insights on the current status of your association’s events when you conduct routine surveys. With surveys, you’ll discover areas where your events are performing well and areas where you’ll need to improve. You’ll also learn how you can enhance the attendee and member experience.

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Does Your Organization Need a Podcast?

The MatrixFiles

I love podcasts! I listen to at least one podcast every single day. And yes, I’m a podcaster. I have two podcasts: Associations Thrive is a podcast celebrating successful associations and their leaders and K Drama Chat is a podcast where my co-hosts and I take one Korean Drama (K Drama) each season and recap and analyze each episode. So, does YOUR organization need a podcast?

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3 Insights from Giving USA’s ‘Giving By Generation’ Special Report

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits continue to focus their sights on baby boomers, but as the greatest wealth transfer in history is underway, nonprofits will need to adjust their thinking, futureproof their donor databases and find ways to connect with younger generations.

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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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The Top Ten List: Data Challenges – 3/15/23

Association Analytics

The post The Top Ten List: Data Challenges – 3/15/23 appeared first on Association Analytics.

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Three tips to transform your association event into a top member experience

Nimble AMS

Do y our members value in – person events ? If so, g ive them something to talk about when you improve the member experience by adopting innovative technology ! Associations Now reports that young professionals value in-person events. Regardless of age or professional background, all m embers value the p ersonalization of events and there is still a distinct desire for hybrid options.

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Why your fundraising program should focus on people

Hands on Fundraising

Is your fundraising program based on a few big events each year? Or maybe on a handful of large corporate partnerships? Those can definitely bring in more money for each event or partnership agreement. But there are some good reasons those areas aren’t how you want to build a program that grows and lasts. Donor […] The post Why your fundraising program should focus on people appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Top 30 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Programs Post Second Straight Year of Growth

NonProfit PRO

America’s top 30 peer-to-peer fundraising programs raised $1.05 billion in 2022, according to the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum’s annual study. Though the top 30 programs reached a notable milestone in its second year of continued growth, that figure still lags behind 2019’s $1.37 million, showing peer-to-peer events are still recovering from the 33.5% drop in revenue in 2020.

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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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People Want To Belong To Your Nonprofit’s Community

Bloomerang

A wise boss once told me: “ A community is defined by caring for its members. Otherwise, it’s just a zip code.” I never forgot this. One of the things you are responsible for as a development professional is building and nurturing community. Let’s Define Your Community Since your mission is to facilitate philanthropy in order to move your mission forward, let’s talk about your philanthropic community – the donors, volunteers, advocates and ambassadors who fuel your work, making your impact the g

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7 Benefits of a LMS

Gyrus

A LMS offers many benefits to organizations, including cost savings, improved productivity, enhanced employee training and a reduced administrative burden. Click to learn more!

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Working through Grief: How to Build a Supportive Workplace

Blue Avocado

It can be difficult to know how to support employees who are grieving or experiencing grief as the result of a loved one dying. Done insensitively and without forethought and training, managers and colleagues can come across as uncaring and even complicit in a conspiracy of silence that deprives people of the support that work can offer in times of mourning.

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What to Do When a Board Member Wants to Withhold Their Treasure

NonProfit PRO

A new focus in the nonprofit sector is the importance of organizations building a culture of philanthropy, and recruiting board members requires a balanced approach. This brings us to the age-old three Ts on nonprofit involvement: time, talent, and treasure.

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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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What Your Nonprofit Should Do Now That The AmazonSmile Program Is Closing

Bloomerang

Since 2013, the AmazonSmile program has provided shoppers with an easy way to donate to nonprofits like yours. When Amazon customers purchased a qualifying item, the AmazonSmile Foundation donated 0.5% of the purchase price at no additional cost to the customer. Recently, Amazon announced that it plans to end the AmazonSmile Program , with February 20 of this year being marked as the estimated closure date.

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3 Strategies to create an effective nonprofit homepage

Candid

Your nonprofit’s digital presence makes a huge difference in how well you’re able to engage supporters. This is where an effective nonprofit homepage becomes especially important; it’s not only the first landing page supporters see. It also solidifies their first impression of your organization and influences whether they’re interested in further exploring and supporting your cause.

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Revenue Generation for Nonprofits: Part One

Tech Soup Blog

By nature, nonprofits rely on others in order to fund their work. While individual donations often provide the initial backbone for organizations, it's important to diversify funding streams as you grow.

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2023 Nominations Open for Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

NonProfit PRO

Philanthropy Roundtable has opened nominations for its 2023 Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. Each year, the Prize honors a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through charitable giving with a $200,000 award that is payable to the winner’s charitable organization of choice.

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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.

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What if We Get This Right? Transforming Events Through DEI

sgEngage

Each year, the Blackbaud Institute invites leading experts in the world of social good to reflect on current trends, giving insights to stay ahead of the curve. The latest edition, npEXPERTS—Game-Changers: How to Galvanize Supporters as Charitable Events Evolve , answers your most burning questions on the evolving landscape of fundraising events. In this article, we share insights from contributor Michelle Flores Vryn, CFRE, Chief Development Officer at OneStar.

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Removing cost as a barrier to nonprofit training 

Candid

At Candid, we recognize that nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals, particularly those working at small or under-resourced organizations, need access to the nonprofit training and resources that equip them to do good. As Candid moves to more proactively promote equity in the broader social sector, we also continue to reflect on what our own role might be in supporting that effort.

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[Webinar] How Nonprofits Can Use ChatGPT for Nonprofit Fundraising

CauseVox

ChatGPT for Nonprofit Fundraising: How AI Can Help You Engage Donors and Drive Donations Are you a nonprofit or charity struggling to maximize fundraising efforts? Are you looking for innovative solutions to engage donors and boost donations? Then join us for an exclusive webinar that will show you how to leverage the power of artificial intelligence and ChatGPT to transform your fundraising strategies!

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iGive To Fill The Void For Charities Affected By AmazonSmile Shutdown

NonProfit PRO

With the company’s recent announcement that they will shut down the program, iGive is stepping up to fill the void for charities and philanthropic shoppers alike, helping both give and get more donations than with AmazonSmile.

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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.

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Layne, The Auctionista’s five tips to up your fundraising game

Charity Village

Here’s what we know – Fundraising & Event Professionals have limited time and resources to maximize their profits while simultaneously creating an incredibly high donor event experience. As someone who has worked side-by-side with hundreds of nonprofits over my 14+ year career, I’m currently seeing something incredible happen. Those who are being bold, creative and […] The post Layne, The Auctionista’s five tips to up your fundraising game appeared first on CharityVillage.

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How to Write A Corporate Sponsorship Letter: 5 Steps

One Cause

The post How to Write A Corporate Sponsorship Letter: 5 Steps appeared first on OneCause.

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Product Update: Donors Update Payment Details Through New Member Portal

CauseVox

Our new Member Portal is a self-service portal for recurring donors to track and mange their monthly gifts and pledges. Instead of manually updating donation amounts through back and forth emails, you can easily keep recurring donations up-to-date with zero administrative work by allowing donors to update their recurring donation themselves. Through the Member Portal, recurring and pledge donors can quickly: View their giving history and manage account details.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 75: When Is It Time to Switch to a New Nonprofit Technology Solution?

NonProfit PRO

Beth Fisher of Mel Trotter Ministries and Fisher Strategic join The NonProfit Voice to discuss her organization’s journey of selecting and implementing new technology to improve workflows and be more efficient with donor communications.

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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. When we seek input on critical issues, members of.orgCommunity, our networking and education organization, are an invaluable resource.