Sat.Aug 13, 2016 - Fri.Aug 19, 2016

How to Use CRM + Donor Management Software to Talk to Anyone


Whether you're reporting to your board, supporting teams in different departments, or just trying to get through to a specific type of donor, we've broken down all the ways your CRM + donor software can help.

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Cutting Through the Clutter of Year-End Appeals

Connection Cafe

It takes up to four times more time and money to find a new donor than it does to keep an existing donor. We all know that donor retention is a year-long process, right?

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Going Viral: How to Get Your Social Media Voice into the Mainstream

Byte Technology

It should come as no great surprise that social media posts are a fantastic resource for anyone actively operating in the virtual world.

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Don’t Fear the Peer: 6 Tips for Nonprofits Exploring Peer-to-Peer Fundraising


New to peer-to-peer fundraising? There’s nothing to fear! DonorCommunity has 6 tips for nonprofits who want success. By David Blyer, DonorCommunity President & CEO. ———— You’ve done the asking, but now it’s time to let your supporters do it. Are you both ready?

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5 Steps to Target Donors for Year-End Fundraising Success

NonProfit Hub

Like most nonprofits, you’re going to spend a lot of time, attention, and money on fundraising to reap the rewards of a giving season that’s expected to see more than $30 billion in donations. And, like most organizations, I’m guessing you don’t have a lot of extra time or money. Not a problem.

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How the Global Mobile Revolution is Transforming Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

In the late 1990s, I worked as a communications director for a small international development organization in San Francisco. When I came on board, the company’s first website had just launched, and my role was to create the first email newsletter and set up the site to accept online donations.

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The Olympics – A Guideline to Continuous Learning


The Olympics – A Guideline to Continuous Learning. With the Olympics coming to a close and the closing ceremony occurring this Sunday. One cannot help but reflect back on these past few weeks, the incredible athletes and what they have accomplished.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Nonprofit Inbound Marketing

NonProfit Hub

When it comes to making new friends, sometimes you meet a person and everything just clicks. But whether you were besties right off the bat or it was rocky at first, long-lasting friendships always require hard work. The same lesson applies to the relationships nonprofits have with their donors.

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Foundations and Nonprofits: What Does it Mean to “Speak the Same Language”?

Connection Cafe

At bbcon 2015, some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions. These high-level discussions focused on key thought leadership topics and trends shaping the industry.

What Makes Social Learning so Interesting?


​. What Makes Social Learning so Interesting? A Comprehensive Examination of Social Media in Our Learning Programs. Not too long ago, connections were forged outside of technological communications and maintained via sheer will.

Intro to Predictive Analytics: Improving Nonprofit Fundraising

Exactask Technology

Marketing agencies are always looking for new ways to differentiate their clients from the competition. Especially in the nonprofit sector, clients are competing for limited attention, time, and money from donors.

7 Reasons Why Fundraising Auctions Aren’t Your Best Bet

NonProfit Hub

Don’t get me wrong, I like a good party just as much as — if not more than — the next person. But when it comes to auctions to fundraise for your nonprofit organization, just don’t. Or at least don’t just do it because everybody thinks you should.

Choosing the Perfect Cause for Your Business Giving

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it, deciding how your business should give can be hard. Which nonprofit is the best one to support? How do you pick one over the other? Is cancer more important than homelessness, child abuse a higher priority than infant mortality?

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Does the Most Powerful Work Live Onstage or Behind the Scenes?

Museum 2.0

Let's say your organization has a mission to increase X (art, healthy kids, clean water, community cohesiveness, etc.). Is it more effective to produce X yourself or empower others to produce X in their own contexts?

12 Giving Day Tips You Should Know


Is your foundation or nonprofit thinking of hosting a Giving Day or crowdfunding campaign? At Rad Campaign we've helped launch several crowdfunding campaigns, raised a lot of money along the way, and learned how much hard work it takes to pull these campaigns off successfully.

When Work Is Oh-So Boring: 5 Ways to Stay Focused and Beat Distraction

Tech Soup Blog

When you landed your current job, you were so excited to get started. You had so many plans, so many ideas, and so much passion. Eventually, that passion fades.

Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie. The movie conveys the action, the emotion, and the narrative much more powerfully than just pictures and words. Why we love video.

Get to Know the Lodestar Center: Anne Kotleba, Part 2

ASU Lodestar Center

Welcome to a new ASU Lodestar Center Blog series, “Get to Know the Lodestar Center!” We’d like to provide our readers with a peek into what we do each day to accomplish our mission by introducing members of the faculty and staff via short interviews and conversations.

Why You Should Use Storytelling As A Business Tool

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How wealth data appends can dramatically improve lifetime value

Donor Search

I’ve worked with dozens of nonprofits of all shapes and sizes in various capacities over my career.

5 Webinars That Are More Fun than a Beach Vacation

Tech Soup Blog

OK, I may have exaggerated a tiny bit. But if you're not relaxing on a sandy beach, why not learn some new tech skills? Office Productivity in the Cloud.

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4 Ways To Diversify Your Fundraising


Does your nonprofit rely one type of fundraising to bring in revenue or is it diversified? For example, a diverse fundraising program would include direct mail, telemarketing, foundation grants, online fundraising through email appeals, your website, social media, etc.

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Read Good To Great

Eric Jacobsen Blog

If you haven't read, Good To Great , by Jim Collins, do so. Near the top of virtually every list you'll see of the best leadership books, you'll find Good To Great. The book, five years in the making, and published in 2001, addresses the all-important question of: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how? Some of the lessons from the book are : "Leadership is equally about creating a climate where the truth is heard and the brutal facts confronted."

How to Get Started with TechSoup Online Training

Tech Soup Blog

To access TechSoup's new online course , you'll need to create an account on our training platform. Here's how you do it. Go to Create a training account.

You Asked for It! TechSoup Launches Online Training for Nonprofits and Libraries

Tech Soup Blog

You told us that you wanted more how-tos and online training options from TechSoup. Your wish is our command. We're thrilled to announce that TechSoup is launching its very first online course.

Get to Know Symantec CSR: Twitter Chat on August 25

Tech Soup Blog

Are you a nonprofit with security needs? Are you curious how large technology corporations set, evaluate, and grow their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs? Do you have ideas on how Symantec and TechSoup together can better support nonprofits?

Improve Your Church's Facebook Reach — Infographic

Tech Soup Blog

If your church's Facebook reach is declining, you're not alone. While there are several reasons for it, the bottom line is … Connecting with your followers is becoming more difficult.