Sat.Mar 30, 2024 - Fri.Apr 05, 2024

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Three Data-Informed Strategies for Better Member Engagement

Association Analytics

In the association world, member engagement is always a top priority – but it’s not always a successful endeavor. Most associations don’t have an easy way to measure member engagement across all their different systems and touch points. And even when measured, it can be tricky to know how to use engagement scores to improve member experience and operational results.

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Visibility and relationships: Effective fundraising for small nonprofits

Candid

Asking grantmakers for funding can be an intimidating process, especially for small or lesser-known nonprofits. Grassroots organizations provide vital services to local communities, yet they struggle to compete for grants against large national nonprofits that can leverage robust development teams, considerable fundraising experience, and established relationships with grantmakers.

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How Digital Are Canadian Charities Now?

Charity Village

CanadaHelps released the How Digital Are Canadian Charities Now Report, which delves into data from the Digital Skills Survey. In August 2023, CanadaHelps surveyed 1470 Canadian charities to gain insights into the state of charities’ skill sets and resources available to leverage digital technologies. According to the study, close to 60% of small charities (10 […] The post How Digital Are Canadian Charities Now?

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If You Don’t Have a Strategy for DAF Gifts, You Don’t Have a Fundraising Strategy

NonProfit PRO

Having a comprehensive strategy for soliciting donations from donor-advised funds is almost as important as breathing.

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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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Raise More with These 10 Recurring Giving Strategies!

NonProfit PRO

Whether you're just getting started with recurring giving initiatives, or you've already embarked on the recurring giving revolution, you'll want to keep this list handy to help guide you through creating a successful recurring giving program. Recurring giving is the key to achieving sustainable, long-term success! This guide serves as a blueprint to ignite recurring giving and create a lasting impact for your cause.

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To Get Close to Members, Follow MarTech Trends

.orgSource

Whether I’m writing about marketing, strategy, or technology, one idea always surfaces. Understanding members at a granular level has never been more important. We all know this, right? Yet, it seems that even big corporations are struggling to deliver the level of personalization that customers expect. Harvard Business Review Analytic Services recently released a report that illustrates the gap between knowing and doing.

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6 Strategies to Boost Donation Revenue for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

The past couple of years have represented a challenging time for nonprofit fundraising. Individual giving declined in 2022 , and 70% of nonprofits expect giving to continue to decrease or remain flat. In difficult circumstances, it’s helpful to return to the fundraising basics to ensure you’re making the most of tried and true strategies to boost your nonprofit’s donation revenue.

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Jewish Nonprofit Boards Perform Well But Need to Diversify, Build Stronger Cultures

NonProfit PRO

A new report shows that Jewish nonprofit boards perform well but could build stronger cultures, diversify, and improve in other ways.

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Using Ad Libraries to Understand Nonprofit Competition

Whole Whale

Leveraging ad libraries can provide valuable insights into competitors’ strategies, industry trends, and best practices, helping nonprofits refine their own ad campaigns and messaging. By identifying potential partners, ensuring compliance, and measuring impact, nonprofits can maximize the effectiveness of their digital advertising efforts. Ultimately, investing time in exploring ad libraries can lead to more successful campaigns, increased engagement, and greater impact for the nonprofit&

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Mitigating future risks: Why your organization should have an AI policy 

Candid

Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically changing the way organizations work. From programs that make complex data-based decisions to applications that transcribe spoken words into text, AI offers new opportunities to do things more creatively and efficiently. Within the social sector, AI is a powerful tool for fundraising , researching, grantwriting , and maximizing organizational impact.

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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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Finding the stories you need

Hands on Fundraising

Giving is an emotional act. And stories are the way we connect to people’s feelings. You understand that. You know that we humans are wired for story. And that a story will plant an idea in someone’s head much better and faster than any list of facts. Feelings unlock donors’ desire to help. That’s why […] The post Finding the stories you need appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Reaching a State of Prime Association Performance

NonProfit PRO

To help your association reach and maintain a prime state of performance, ensure you have these seven components.

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Applications now open for the BOF/BCFC B3 Capacity Development Program

Charity Village

The Black Opportunity Fund launched a grant and capacity-building program for Canadian Black-led, Black-serving, and Black-focused nonprofits and charities, in partnership with the Black Canadian Fundraisers Collective (BCFC), made possible through funding support from the TD Ready Commitment and the RBC Foundation. The BOF/BCFC B3 Capacity Building Program is an 8-month program designed to provide […] The post Applications now open for the BOF/BCFC B3 Capacity Development Program appeared

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3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

sgEngage

Let’s face it—budget planning can cause a lot of stress and anxiety for nonprofits. Do we have the funds this year to maintain our programs? And what do we do if the answer is “no”? Most organizations face frequent budget cuts, which creates organizational uncertainty and a scramble for new funding options. But what if your organization could engage in a more thoughtful and systematic practice to build your organizations’ financial capacity without making this tradeoff?

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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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[ASK AN EXPERT] Should You Celebrate Your Nonprofit’s Anniversary?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on when it makes sense to celebrate a nonprofit anniversary: Dear Charity Clairity, We have a 75 th anniversary coming up, and I really think we should do something to celebrate this milestone.

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Nonprofit Team Management the Ted Lasso Way

NonProfit PRO

Let’s take a look at a few Lasso lessons we can apply to help teams with diverse personalities work together.

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Speaking opportunities for University of Alberta graduates working in the nonprofit sector

Charity Village

Are you a graduate of the University of Alberta? Do you currently work in the nonprofit sector or in a role supporting the sector? The University of Alberta Alumni Engagement Department may have speaking opportunities available for you. Help students and alumni learn about the different types of roles available in the sector and how […] The post Speaking opportunities for University of Alberta graduates working in the nonprofit sector appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Why Fund Accounting Software Beats Spreadsheets for Nonprofit Grant Reporting and Compliance

sgEngage

You’ve been grant shopping for some time now, but are you prepared for what’s next once you start to receive them? Many grants come with significant—and detailed—compliance requirements. To meet those requirements, you’ll need to be able to successfully track and manage your grants and effectively report on how you allocated these funds. If you are a grant-funded organization, it will be important to manage spending restrictions and meet reporting requirements.

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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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Corporate Sponsorship Case Study: Sponsorship Levels Gone Wrong

The Sponsorship Collective

Unfortunately, our prospects can suffer from the same misconceptions about sponsorship as everybody else. I want to share this case study with you to outline how important it is to educate our sponsors and to make sure we fully understand the needs of our sponsors before we close the deal.

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North American Bancard Launches Payment Links in Payments Hub Platform

NonProfit PRO

North American Bancard added Payment Links to its Payments Hub merchant portal, which can help nonprofits hold fundraisers and seek donations.

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The 2024 state of workplace health and wellness in Canada

Charity Village

Environics Research and Dialogue released The 2024 State of Workplace Health and Wellness in Canada Report, which delves into the latest research on the perceptions of working Canadians in relation to health and well-being. A survey of 1,027 employed Canadians (part-time and full-time) was conducted between February 1 and 16, 2024. According to the study, […] The post The 2024 state of workplace health and wellness in Canada appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Seven ATLIS Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

sgEngage

Inspired by more than 40 years of collaboration with private school leaders, Blackbaud has created a track of sessions for ATLIS 2024 , the Association of Technology Leaders in Independent Schools’ annual conference. This curated track features members of Blackbaud’s K–12 Executive Advisory Board and our internal experts discussing how technology in schools has evolved, new best practices, and fresh ideas.

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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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Board Engagement: Dispelling Myths And Embracing Transformative Truths

Bloomerang

When it comes to working with boards, things can get confusing, making it hard for everyone to work together. Let’s clear up these misunderstandings and share some important truths that can help build strong connections. Unmasking the myths Myth 1: “Too much process and structure make us feel too much like a business.” Truth 1: Embracing efficiency in board engagement Some people think that having too many rules and plans makes our board feel too much like a business.

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Tips for the Practical Use of AI in Fundraising for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising processes can be complex, manual and time-consuming, but AI has the potential to streamline them. Here's how.

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One Year of ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Workers in Canada Less Happy than a Year Ago

Charity Village

The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index (“Index”), celebrating its first anniversary this month, finds workers’ happiness decline in March, with all secondary indicators reporting a decrease compared to February and falling below levels registered in March of last year. The National Work Happiness Score for March 2024 is 6.6/10, representing a decrease of 0.1 points […] The post One Year of ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Workers in Canada Less Happy than a Year Ago appeared first on

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Don’t Let Staff Turnover Affect Your Grantmaking Data Quality

sgEngage

Working in the nonprofit sector is hard. You and your grantees are driven by a passion for your mission that sometimes leads to burnout. And salaries in many nonprofit organizations can’t compete with the for-profit sector. According to The Council of Nonprofits 2023 Nonprofit Workforce Survey , almost three quarters of nonprofits that completed the survey have current openings at their organization.

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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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Fundraising experts: Enough with the donor sycophancy!

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, if you’re available on April 10th, please attend this free public webinar on April 10 at 12:30-1:30 Eastern.

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The Essential Grants Checklist

NonProfit PRO

Download this Essential Grants Checklist for best practices for staying on top of accounting for grants and boosting boost cash flow for your nonprofit! Use this resource to track the pre-award, post-award and audit stages of the grant process. Check off each step from being awarded to the accounting and reporting.

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Microaggressions, racism, and workplace conflict: An Interview with Paula Allen from TELUS Health

Charity Village

In our March 2024 CharityVillage Connects podcast episode, we explored an alarming Telus Health report that indicated Canadian workers are losing up to 55 working days per year due to workplace conflict. As part of our discussions, we interviewed Paula Allen, Global Leader, Research and Client Insights at TELUS Health (formerly LifeWorks). In our interview, […] The post Microaggressions, racism, and workplace conflict: An Interview with Paula Allen from TELUS Health appeared first on Chari

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The Art of Persuasion: How to Build a Case for Support

Double the Donation

Convincing an audience to take any kind of action requires making an effective pitch. Nonprofits know this all too well. When you rely on people’s donated support to push your work forward, you must be able to confidently explain to your donors what you need, why, and what the benefit will be.

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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.