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From Problem Child to Genius—Energizing Chapters


The smiles are back! Yesterday the CDC announced that anyone who is fully vaccinated need not wear a mask in most circumstances. But wait. The comments on my Facebook page tell an interesting story. Everyone isn’t jumping on Open Table or heading to the movies.

2 Email Templates to Soft Launch Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Campaign

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Audrey Phillips , a customer success manager at Classy – a social enterprise that creates world-class online fundraising software for nonprofits, modernizing the giving experience to accelerate social impact around the world.


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Are you getting the most out of your retention data?

Association Analytics

If you’re responsible for member retention, you have your renewal rate committed to memory, right? You are most likely doing everything you should -- calculating your retention rate on a regular basis, being consistent in your retention formula and sharing results with key stakeholders.

How Regtech is Helping the Mortgage Industry Grow

360 Factors

Regtech is helping financial institutions to improve operations, enhance risk mitigation, and manage compliance better and faster than it was previously possible with legacy tools.

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. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Content is King: Key Steps to Creating an Engaging Content Calendar

Association TV

When deciding to incorporate video into your content strategy, most associations approach the idea with a departmental and transactional mindset: Member services needs a member testimonial for a new product offering. Events needs a sizzle reel for the annual conference.

Top 10 Job Websites for Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The COVID-19 pandemic transformed the nonprofit sector. Millions lost their jobs, but a rebound is in the works and those workers who “ sheltered in job ” while they waited out the pandemic, are now considering looking for new employment.

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How Technology Enhances Document and Policy Management

360 Factors

The documents, policies, and records a business keeps are vital to managing its risk and compliance strategy. These are an excellent way to establish operational boundaries and communicate them to employees.

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How to Use Event Crowdfunding for Audience Engagement

Cadmium CD

Written by Olivia Ryan. Crowdfunding is an excellent way to raise money for a goal fast, but in order to be effective, you need to engage your audience. The best way to do this is to organize events that engage the people and builds on their desire to put money towards your idea.

Are you Covid stressed?

Hands on Fundraising

Am I losing it or am I Covid stressed? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, as I fight to remember simple things and stumble over my words. Am I Covid stressed – or something worse? After reading a few articles, Dr. Google says stress. And I bet you’re feeling it, too. But why? […].

The Busy Fundraisers Guide to Picking a Nonprofit Email Provider


Picking a great nonprofit email provider is a lot like buying a house, just nowhere near as expensive! But think about it…. the decision to buy is a big one. moving in is a lot of work. you make it great by what you fill it with, be it laughter or great design . …it

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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.

The Power of Testimonials: Inspiring Action for Your Nonprofit

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes The Power of Testimonials: Inspiring Action for Your Nonprofit. The art of persuasion is a science that everyone has the ability to improve upon, according to psychologist Dr. Robert Cialdini.

3 Ways to Pitch a Nonprofit Corporate Partnership for Giving Tuesday


Finding the right corporate partner for your Giving Tuesday campaign requires research, preparation, and persistence. Nonprofits raised more than $2.47 billion in the U.S. alone on Giving Tuesday in 2020, which was a 25% year-over-year increase. .

How one association is expanding member engagement using Nimble Communities

Nimble AMS

Providing software for associations is great. Even better is when we hear how Nimble AMS is helping associations reach their goals. Better still: Sharing our clients’ success stories. Here’s a recent story of how one of our clients is expanding member engagement using Nimble Communities.

Who’s Responsible for A Nonprofit’s Culture of Philanthropy?


If you’re a fundraiser bemoaning the lack of your nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy , you don’t get off that easily. . You’re part of the problem. In fact, you may BE the problem. Why is that?

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.

What do funders look for in grant proposal budgets?


Demonstrating credibility is one of the most important factors in a grant proposal. You may be surprised to learn that the budget in your proposal plays an important role in illustrating your organization’s credibility.

Using Inkind Donations To Help You Grow Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

The best gift a nonprofit organization can receive is unrestricted cash, but an inkind donation of something your organization needs and would have otherwise purchased is also a high-value gift.

How to Get the Most From the Education Summit

Cloud 4 Good

For the second year in a row, Salesforce’s Education Summit is being brought to you in a completely virtual environment – allowing for border-breaking networking and learning.

[VIDEO] First Steps to Nonprofit Strategic Planning, Now!


Renee Rubin Ross will provide concrete steps organizational leaders can take to plan strategically, building investment, ownership and fundraising. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Renee, is it okay if I go ahead and get this party started officially? . Dr. Ross: Yes, absolutely.

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Fundraising and the problem with “you”

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone. This post may be shorter and more disjointed than usual. Like many of you, I have been affected. Fundraising collectivism donors individualism nonprofit you

5 Guidelines to Keep Virtual Meetings on Track, Inclusive and Engaging

NonProfit PRO

Collaborative technology is incredible. It can empower people across locations to share their individual ideas and build on others’ ideas. The whole can be greater than the sum of the parts. Software/Technology Collaborative Technology Virtual Meetings

Data Health and Integration Fundamentals for Foundations


In a recent letter to the editor published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy , two former foundation officials decried the ‘staggering’ redirection of charitable dollars for ‘bloated foundation staff’ and administrative expenses.

How I Closed $250k From a 25-Year-Old Who Drove a Prius


I drive a Prius, so don’t get it twisted — there is also no judgment here of 25 year-olds (I’ve been one). But the no judgment piece is exactly the point here. I was at a happy hour networking event. Remember those? How we dreaded them and now they are… thought of longingly.

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Modern Day Advancement on Salesforce

Cloud 4 Good

Download the Modern Day Advancement on Salesforce whitepaper to learn more about how there is no platform better suited to serve advancement teams than Salesforce. The post Modern Day Advancement on Salesforce appeared first on Cloud for Good. Reports Whitepapers

The Big Winner in Biden’s Tax Proposal: Nonprofits With Planned Giving Programs

NonProfit PRO

The Biden administration has been pitching the President’s new tax plan as a boon for nonprofits — since it is likely to inspire wealthy Americans to give more of their assets to charity to offset their tax bills. Planned Giving Capital-gains taxes Planned-giving Tax Proposal

Normalizing seeking support for mental health takes collective action


Reprinted from The Atlanta Women’s Foundation. The United States is ready for a mass mental health intervention.

Pathfinders for Autism Launches Bus Tour And Major Fundraising Campaign for Statewide Expansion


PHOENIX, Md., May 17, 2021 – Today, Maryland’s largest autism resource center Pathfinders for Autism formally commenced its 2021 Dip Challenge Tour , a statewide bus tour and major fundraising initiative to expand autism resources and programs across Maryland.

Donating your Time, Talent, and Treasure to Charities You Love

Charity Navigator

As someone who believes in giving back to my community, I’ve spent many years building meaningful connections with the nonprofits working in the causes I care deeply about.

What Smaller Nonprofits Can Do With More Communication and Recurring Gifts

NonProfit PRO

I see so many organizations with so much great content to share. It’s often all squished into one humongous monthly email update. Just think how much more exposure you’d get and how much more money you’d raise if you only broke it up in smaller chunks and spread it out over the month. .

Rate of nonprofit job recovery slows significantly in April


Reprinted from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies.

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Creating a Budget for your Fundraising Event - Part 1


Setting a proper budget is the best way to measure success for your fundraising event. This will allow you to better control costs and determine your overall event profit from donations and event proceeds (tickets, auction, raffles, etc.).

How to Find Corporate Sponsorship for an Event 

The Sponsorship Collective

It’s that time of year again, the month where you always host your annual company event. Last year, you had a small, little-known sponsor, and that went well enough, but this year, you’ve set your sights a little higher.

The NonProfit Voice Ep 47: Pinterest & Its Expanded Social Impact Efforts

NonProfit PRO

In this episode of The NonProfit Voice, Nhu Te, editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO, is joined by Ari Simon, head of social impact and philanthropy at Pinterest, and Paul D’Alessandro, founder and chairman of D’Alessandro, Inc., and editorial advisory board member for NonProfit PRO.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Organize Tasks to Stay on Top of Things


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 donor relations manager who needs advice on how to best organize, prioritize, and stay on top of tasks. .

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How Salesforce is Powering the COVAX Country Engagement Platform

Saleforce Nonprofit

By: Cyril Treacy, VP, Industry Advisors & COE at Salesforce. Even five months after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered, worldwide vaccination efforts remain a constant news topic, especially in the face of new infection waves that are currently surging in India and other countries.