Sat.Aug 26, 2023 - Fri.Sep 01, 2023

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7 Ways Technology Upgrades Your Nonprofit’s Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Golf has a ton of giving power. For nonprofits, a golf tournament is the chance to raise mission-critical dollars, engage supporters, build relationships, and ultimately, do more good. And while planning a tournament isn’t a small undertaking, the good news for nonprofit event planners is that the right technology can make it easier, more efficient, and more lucrative to orga

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Donors Want Value: How Nonprofits Can Deliver More

NonProfit PRO

Focus on achieving value for donors’ giving should be the guiding principle of every nonprofit. Philanthropic organizations should focus on how they can provide more services with their resources. This focus on need, and how to fulfill it, can lead to more efficiency and effectiveness.

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Thought Leaders Blaze Trails of Discovery and Engagement

.orgSource

Until recently I knew zip about dog grooming, restoring vintage clothing, or Chinese cooking. While I might take a stab at making Shaking Beef, I’m still not going to style a Labradoodle or remove the stains from 50-year-old lace. But I have learned a few things about each of those topics. Why dive into subjects that are off my beaten path of discovery?

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Elevating your major gifts and planned giving with data-driven decision-making

EveryAction

Let’s imagine a familiar scenario: the end of your nonprofit organization’s current fundraising campaign is approaching. Around the office or in your virtual workspace, fundraisers bustle, scheduling presentations, making calls, and otherwise wrapping up on a high note. In your fundraising constituent relationship management (CRM) platform, the donations received and the goals you set for your campaign can seem abstract, but your fundraising successes and setbacks will have a major impact on the

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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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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

VisionLink

Visionlink supports 988 by helping its network of local crisis centers stay connected. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness. We can all help prevent suicide. "Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National

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Donors Remain Loyal to DAFs as Overall Giving Declines

NonProfit PRO

Trends have shown both annual and major donors pulled back their charitable gifts last year due to economic uncertainty. Despite that, giving from donor-advised funds (DAFs) remained strong last year. And so far this year — or fiscal year for some DAF grantors — that remains true.

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Thursday Thoughts: transforming mid-level donors into major donors

EveryAction

Welcome to another installment of Thursday Thoughts, a dedicated space for our friends in nonprofit sector leadership to reflect on reports, statistics, and other trends—because when our community shares knowledge, we can all do more good.  Check out our last installment here ! One way to meet new major donors is to steward existing donors into upgrading their gifts to your nonprofit organization.

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Join Our Team - We're Hiring!

VisionLink

Current job openings at Visionlink and at WithinReach, one of our great customers. Might one of these interest you or someone you know? VISIONLINK OPENINGS We are humanitarians driven to build better connections for communities like yours. Visionlink builds integrated software solutions, with expert consultation and implementation services, to transform people-serving organizations.

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Research from Independent Sector Finds Significant Decrease in Nonprofit Advocacy

NonProfit PRO

Independent Sector (IS) released the results of a nationally representative survey of nonprofit institutions that found a significant decrease in nonprofit engagement in advocacy and lobbying over the last 20 years.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What Are The Most Important Elements For A Year-End Appeal?

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 how to create an effective year-end fundraising appeal: Dear Charity Clairity, I’m planning ahead to prepare this year’s annual fundraising appeal, and could use a little help getting started.

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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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Applications are now open for the National Seniors Council

Charity Village

The Government of Canada announced applications are now open to fill current and future vacancies on the National Seniors Council. The Council advises the federal government, through the Minister of Labour and Seniors and the Minister of Health, on matters relating to seniors in Canada. Such matters include, well-being, health, and quality of life of […] The post Applications are now open for the National Seniors Council appeared first on CharityVillage.

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5 Strategies for Stronger Relationships to Raise More at Year-End

DonorPerfect

We all know how important it is to maximize our efforts as we move towards the end of the year. Doing this requires being able to create and nurture strong relationships with key donors in particular ways. While there are many things that are key to helping do this, there are five specific strategies that Read More » The post 5 Strategies for Stronger Relationships to Raise More at Year-End appeared first on Nonprofit Technology & Fundraising Blogs.

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Is the Power of Corporations Shaping Nonprofits?

NonProfit PRO

We know that we're living at a time of great shapeshifting, and the changes affect the nonprofit sector as well. One of the most significant shifts is corporations’ power and influence over what donors can and cannot do with the nonprofits they support.

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The Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Budgeting

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit budget. Ugh. Not everyone’s favorite topic. Yet a budget is a critical tool in managing your organization. And way too many small nonprofits operate without one. A nonprofit budget can bring so many positives: Finances are much easier to manage because you know what expenses and revenue to expect. Success is easier to measure because you can compare your actual numbers to your budgeted numbers to see how you’re doing.

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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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ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Happiness Soars in August for Workers in Canada

Charity Village

The ADP Canada monthly Happiness@Work Index (“Index”) for August reports the highest score to date with an increase in happiness levels across generations and regions. The only workers reporting a decrease in their Work Happiness Scores for August are those located in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The National Work Happiness Score for August 2023 is 6.8/10, […] The post ADP Canada Happiness@Work Index: Happiness Soars in August for Workers in Canada appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Why we’re all burned out and what to do about it  

Candid

At Candid, we often talk about trends we’re seeing in the social sector. Unfortunately, an undisputable trend these days is burnout. So, in this blog, I’m leveraging my PhD in Psychology to share a bit about what burnout is, why it seems to be everywhere in the nonprofit world, and what organizations, leaders, and individuals can do about it. How to tell if you’re burning out While burnout might seem like a buzzword, it’s also a concept backed by decades of research.

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How to Navigate Being a New Nonprofit Board Member

NonProfit PRO

Navigating the relationship between nonprofit boards and staff can be extraordinarily challenging. Here are four practical tips in being a high-performing and effective board member from day No. 1.

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The 9 Best Nonprofit CRM Solutions (Updated for 2023)

Bloomerang

When it comes to donor data, there’s a lot to keep track of. Giving histories, gift amounts, and frequencies can reveal a lot about future willingness to give. Plus, understanding motivations, interests, and passions can help you connect with them on a deeper level. A nonprofit CRM helps you keep all this information organized and easily accessible.

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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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New Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary and Benefits Report reveals 2023 compensation trends

Charity Village

Want to learn more about how to put the 2023 Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary & Benefits Report to work at your organization and in your career? Register for our free webinar on September 14! Editor’s Note: Click here to download the Report’s Executive Summary and Table of Contents. Curious about how nonprofit salaries and benefits […] The post New Canadian Nonprofit Sector Salary and Benefits Report reveals 2023 compensation trends appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Nonprofit professionals, we need to be louder and more vocal, and possibly more obnoxious

Nonprofit AF

[Image description: Two seagulls, standing on a skinny stump, their heads raised to the sky, their beaks open, as if they’re screaming about something.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 82: Boost Mission Productivity With Volunteer Management Software

NonProfit PRO

Macie Wheeler from Habitat for Humanity and Geng Wang of Civic Champs join The NonProfit Voice to discuss the benefits of using volunteer management software.

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How to Buy Fundraising Software That Lasts: Essential Guide

Bloomerang

Your nonprofit is quickly growing, bringing in more donations than ever before and fostering a strong donor base. These advancements mean you have the budget available to invest in new fundraising software that can streamline your fundraising tasks and empower you to raise even more. Now, you’re probably wondering how to find not just a robust fundraising platform, but buy fundraising software that serves your organization for the long term.

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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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Practical tools for managers: Give more effective feedback with this simple formula

Charity Village

This article is a short excerpt from our recent webinar, Three things every leader should know: Practical insights to overcome the COVID retention crisis, presented by Rob Luke of Allen Leigh Consulting. You can watch the full recording here. Here’s the difference between giving feedback that will get pushed back on and giving feedback that […] The post Practical tools for managers: Give more effective feedback with this simple formula appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Resource Roundup: Learning Opportunities for Neon One Clients

Neon CRM

Let’s be honest: Learning your way around a piece of software takes a lot of time. When that piece of software has a ton of features—like donor management tools, fundraising features, events capabilities, membership management, email and website builders, and on and on—there’s even more to learn. It can feel daunting. We’re here to make your life easier, not harder.

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Download the A-to-Z List of Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas!

NonProfit PRO

Get your copy of this Essential Auction Resource for Nonprofits. 650 ideas listed, millions of dollars raised, this guide is a must to spell success in planning for your next benefit live and silent auctions. Download today to get started on brainstorming amazing ideas for unique live and silent auction items!

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Forum One Takes Home 8 WebAwards!

Forum One

The 2023 WebAward winners have been announced, and we’re honored to say that Forum One and our clients have taken home 8 WebAwards! These include awards for best-in-industry websites and even an app. The WebAwards are produced by the Web Marketing Association and are judged by a large panel of leaders in digital and the web.This year’s award winners include two Best-in-Industry awards for our work with the American Jazz Museum and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory , Standards of Ex

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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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CharityVillage Connects: Disappearing Volunteers: The Looming Crisis for Nonprofits

Charity Village

A perfect storm is threatening the very foundation of Canada’s nonprofit sector. A severe shortage of volunteers has led to the cancellation and suspension of critical programming and services across Canada and, in some cases, the closure of entire organizations. In this episode of CharityVillage Connects, we explore why so many volunteers simply didn’t return […] The post CharityVillage Connects: Disappearing Volunteers: The Looming Crisis for Nonprofits appeared first on CharityVillage.

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6 Website Mistakes That Are Costing You Donors

Tech Soup

Many nonprofits unknowingly make critical mistakes on their websites, directly impacting their ability to attract and retain donors. Let's explore six common website mistakes that could cost your nonprofit valuable support and donations.

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Fluxx Announces New Grantmaking Intelligence Platform: Grantelligence

NonProfit PRO

Fluxx announces the availability of Grantelligence, a new intelligence and analytics platform specifically designed for grantmaking. Holistic and self-serviceable, Grantelligence delivers insights to stakeholders, enabling them to collaborate to grant faster, using powerful storytelling.

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How to be efficiently trendy  

Candid

I’m often invited to speak with organizations about the latest fundraising and nonprofit trends. While I am happy to share my perspective, trends are, by nature, always changing and have varying impacts depending on your nonprofit’s function. For example, a growth or decrease in individual giving might be vitally important to your nonprofit but totally irrelevant to others (like those primarily funded by government sources.

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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.