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Your 3 Week GivingTuesday Checklist

Connection Cafe

It’s hard to believe that we are now just three weeks away from GivingTuesday! While 2020 has been quite the year, and your organization’s annual fundraising strategy may look very different now than it did on January 1, one thing is certain: people still want to have an impact.

The Top 4 Most Effective Fundraising Appeal Envelopes

NonProfit Hub

If your donors don’t open your fundraising appeal letter it doesn’t even matter what’s inside it. It doesn’t matter how compelling the ask is, how great you told the story, or even how you made the donor the hero of that story.

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Honoring Our Veterans


Visionlink joins with Americans nationwide to honor our military servicemembers, their families, and our nation's veterans today, November 11th. We ask of these good people their willingness to offer the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We do not take that request, or their offer, lightly.

How to Combine Giving Tuesday with a Matching Fund Campaign

Wild Apricot

Amplify your fundraising efforts on Giving Tuesday by organizing a matching fund campaign. In this post, we discuss how to combine the two for maximum impact

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Scholarships in the Time of COVID-19: A Conversation with UW Madison

Connection Cafe

It’s no secret the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of scholarship management this year.

Tech Tools Working Together: How Text-To-Donate Paves the Way for Text Message Communication

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kim Peterson , Content Marketing Specialist for Give by Cell , a technology company that provides mobile fundraising tools and text messaging services to nonprofits.

Today’s Talk with Jared Fenton

NonProfit Hub

This week, we sat down with Jared Fenton. Jared is the president and founder of the Reflect Organization. Reflect is a national mental wellness nonprofit. Their core mission is to help college and university students care for their own mental health, as well as their peers’. .

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 170: Belonging at Work

Connection Cafe

We are more connected than ever, but loneliness continues to increase. The concept of belonging is important not just in our personal lives, but also at work. Belonging in the workplace has real impacts on employee well-being, retention and business results.

How to Maximize Success Stories Across Your Nonprofit’s Digital Channels

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Allison Weber , founder of Allison Weber Consulting , a fundraising and communications business dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations tell better stories. Stories are windows into new worlds. They whisk people away from their everyday lives and connect them with ideas that can revolutionize how they think. Now more than ever, nonprofits need to share stories of how they’re making the world better.

Crazed & Confused Over PPP? You’re Not Alone

Blue Fox

As if this year hasn’t been crazy enough, navigating through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is also an eyebrow raiser. The big question lately is when to submit the loan forgiveness forms (3508, 3508EZ, and 3508S)?

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Why You Should Set Up Recurring Donations For Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

In this post, find out what recurring donations are, what you can do with them, how they can help your organization, and how to get started

COVID-19 and the nonprofit response: Social enterprise?

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Eric Salazar Spring 2020 Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management.

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Tips to create a successful customer service training plan


Your customer service executives are often the first point of interaction between your brand and your target customers. Read for some tips on creating an effective training plan for your customer service executives

What now?

Museum 2.0

When my father was born, he wasn’t a human. It was the last days of the British empire and his family lived on land they’d been on since 1500 BCE. He was not really a citizen of anything. He was a colonial subject, less than on his own land. To put it in context, my daughter just turned 11.

Introducing the 2020 Membership Growth Report: Benchmarks and Insights for Growing Revenue and Constituents

Wild Apricot

We've put together the 2020 Membership Growth Report: Benchmarks and Insights for Growing Revenue and Constituents to learn how organizations grew their membership and revenue in 2019, so that we could share our top insights with you

How To Explain To Your Team The Decisions You Make

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Making a decision is one of the most important actions you'll take as a leader. When communicating your decisions to your team, be sure to explain both the process (how you came to the decision) and the reason for making your decision.

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What Now? (pt. 2)

Museum 2.0

I wrote yesterday's post on the eve of the 2020 American Election. The whole country felt coiled up, tight with anticipation. I'm not sure anticipation is really the exact word. I feel as if there might be a German word that summarized the national emotional state on November 3. It would mean a combination of fear, anticipation, exhaustion, and horror. In fact, I suspect this emotional state is the only thing that brought Americans together on that day.

Eight-Question Checklist For Identifying And Developing Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

10 Important Questions Every Business Leader Should Ask

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge , authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus?

Six Questions To Ask All Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations. So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions.

Strategies For Becoming The Person Others Follow

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Yes, it will take you some time to read Joshua Spodek 's book, Leadership Step by Step. Yes, it will be a little like doing "homework." Yes, this is a book you'll read and likely need to revisit a few times for the concepts to fully sink in.

Nine Effective Ways To Connect With Your Individual Team Members

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here, from the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader , are some tips on how, as a leader, you can connect with your individual team members: Send cards on their birthdays and anniversary-of-joining dates. Keep yourself updated with what's happening in their personal lives.

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