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Why Nonprofits Need to Be Early Explorers of the Metaverse

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The Metaverse is a broad term that encapsulates the next evolution of the internet.

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Is Creating Content Actually Expensive or Are People Just Doing It Wrong?

Association TV

Do you find yourself constantly worrying about how your association is going to pay for the videos you need to engage and inform your members?

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Reflections from 2021, Thoughts for 2022

The MatrixFiles

It’s December 22, 2021. Another year has come and gone and as usual, I’m thinking about the coming year. I’ve been having conversations with my team, friends in the industry and fellow CEOs about what to expect in 2022 and we all agree that next year will be another wild ride.

3 Lessons For Fundraisers From “Die Hard”

Bloomerang

This article contains spoilers for the movie “Die Hard.” . Depending on who you ask (me), “Die Hard” is the best Christmas movie of all time. If you haven’t seen it, I suggest that you stop what you’re doing and make that happen ASAP. .

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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.

Remembering Franklin Thomas

Candid

In a difficult year, in which the world struggled to break free from the grip of Covid-19, only to be set back by a new variant, the news of Franklin Thomas’ death came like a sock to the gut.

What Nonprofit Donors Want To See in Your Marketing and Social Media

NonProfit PRO

What's happened is that we live at a time of immense transparency and authenticity because of the way data is consumed. Donors could hold nonprofits and their leaders accountable if they realize something isn't quite right.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 219: Cybersecurity 101

sgEngage

What do you know about cybersecurity? You’re probably aware that it’s a threat, but if you don’t know what cybersecurity threats entail or how to increase your own security, how can you really protect yourself or your organization?

The Final Steps To Take That Will Help You Become A Great Nonprofit Storyteller

Bloomerang

In part three of this series on how to become a great nonprofit storyteller, I talk about the practical skills you need to tell an effective story. Read parts one and two.

Cloud for Good Recognized as a Salesforce Summit Partner

Cloud 4 Good

December 21, 2021 [Asheville, NC] – Cloud for Good, a Premium Salesforce.org Partner specializing in Salesforce implementations for nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, announced its acclaimed recognition as a Salesforce Summit Partner (formerly known as Platinum status) within the Salesforce partner program.

Why Being Afraid of Technology Is Not Leadership

NonProfit PRO

Leaders are supposed to be courageous, bold and willing to take risks. But what happens when the risk is in an area where you feel vulnerable? Despite our best efforts to stay current with technology, many leaders still feel suspicious.

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.

4 Tips for Increasing Engagement Between Virtual Attendees

Wild Apricot

This is a blog post by Christina Tomlinson, VP of Marketing & Events at Pathable. When it comes to successfully hosting a virtual event, one of the biggest hurdles you’ll face is engaging your audience. In fact, according to this survey. events

Do You Inform Donors Of These 2 Giving Opportunities?

Bloomerang

Part of the job of being a true philanthropy facilitator is showing donors how they might benefit from being a little more generous. Philanthropy” – aka “love of humanity” – works best when everyone wins – your organization, the donor and the community.

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How To Raise Money For Charity: 5 Ideas To Get You Started

CauseVox

Chances are, there’s a cause you’re enthusiastic about. Yet, giving a donation just doesn’t seem like enough sometimes. Sure, you can volunteer and advocate for causes that you feel connected with, but you may still feel like you can do more.

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Prioritizing Money Builds Fake Donor Relationships

NonProfit PRO

Relationships take time. You know that. Your boss knows it. But we ignore time because that is how we have set up things. There is a budget to manage. A forecast to make. So, we go for the fake relationship. One where we pretend to care, but only if we get the money.

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.

End-of-Year Donor Engagement in 3 Steps

DonorPerfect

Nonprofit fundraisers, you’re coming up on another year of expecting the unexpected. In turn, you’ve started approaching your campaigns creatively. The unknown pushes you to be smart, quick, and confident on your first try. You don’t scare easily, and you’re up for a challenge.

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Bloomerang Gives Back in 2021

Bloomerang

One of our core values at Bloomerang is Stewardship. We are committed to being a multiplier of good with the funds entrusted to us by nonprofits and their donors.

Dip Into Your Heart

DipJar

Pathfinders for Autism (PFA) is a Maryland-based nonprofit that supports and improves the lives of individuals affected by autism. It provides recreation, resources, and training to parents and caregivers, educators, first responders, clinicians, and others.

What Should Nonprofits’ Biggest Priority Be for 2022?

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO asked two of its board members for their best advice on 2022 priorities. Here's what from Craig H. Shelley, CFRE, managing director at Orr Group; and Ashley Thompson, managing director of Blackbaud Institute shared. Executive Issues Strategic Planning

iOS 14 and how it affects your organization

Elevation

It’s been a few months since Apple completely changed the rules of online advertising. We know that most nonprofits don’t have large online marketing departments and that many were caught unaware by the release of iOS 14. Nonprofit Marketing Nonprofit Storytelling

Capital Region Sponsor-A-Scholar: Creating Pathways to College and Future Success

Charity Navigator

In our Giving Season blog series highlighting nonprofits across the U.S., today we introduce you to Capital Regional Sponsor Scholar Inc. ,

How the Media Covered Voting Rights in 2020

M+R

Read time: 8 minutes. Elections are big news in any year. In 2020, the election—and just as important, the stories told about the election —took on exceptional significance.

9 Types Of Year-End Fundraising Emails That Help You Raise More + Examples

CauseVox

It’s the end of the year, which means it’s time to send some year-end fundraising emails! Or else it’s time to look blankly at the page while you try to plan your year-end fundraising email campaign because you’re not sure how many emails is too many or what your emails should include. Deep breaths.

Paid Social vs. Paid Search: Which Works Best for My Nonprofit?

Elevation

To create brand awareness, attract loyal supporters, win over donors, and onboard new volunteers, nonprofit organizations invest in advertising.

Membership Card Template: How to Create Membership Cards In 3 Minutes

Wild Apricot

One of the best ways to improve your members’ experience is to provide them with membership cards. Creating them may seem like a fairly straightforward process, but believe it or not, how you design and distribute your membership cards can have. membership

Need More Hands on Deck? Recruit Online Education Volunteers

WBT Systems

It’s easy to come up with great ideas for enhancing online education programs. We love doing that for you, and your members probably do too. However, execution is not so easy. You can only do so much. Most likely

Give old messaging new life with brand strategy

Big Duck

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How Automation Can Clean Your Mailing List for You

Elevation

The golden rule of data science holds true: junk in, junk out–aka, there will be no successful communications campaign without cleaning your mailing list.

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Ontario MPPs unanimously support Nonprofit Week of Appreciation

Charity Village

More than one million people work in Ontario’s nonprofit sector. They are highly skilled, well-educated, and widely credited with helping the most vulnerable in our communities, especially through the pandemic.

The Five Building Blocks of a Digital Advocacy Campaign, Part 1: Tell an Impactful Story

Media Cause

Coming from a background in community organizing and public policy — specifically in the anti-rape movement — I understand the importance of effective messaging in advocacy campaigns. After all, who really wants to talk about sexual violence?)

Spotlight: The Forum One Tech Team

Forum One

At Forum One, our staff are our greatest asset. We prioritize effective hiring and talent development because we recognize that a high-quality team is the single most valuable tool we can provide to help our clients increase their impact.

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Are you developing technology tools in your organization?

NTEN

If so, we want to hear about it!

CharityVillage Connects: Celebrating the 2021 CharityVillage Award Winners

Charity Village

At the end of a challenging year that disproportionately impacted the nonprofit sector, we’re bringing you an episode of celebration featuring those whose efforts went above and beyond during this historically difficult time.

ADRFCO Members Expect Recurring Giving To Grow in Importance in 2022

NonProfit PRO

For a number of years, I have been a member of the Association of Direct Response Fundraising Counsel (ADRFCO), which surveyed its members recently to identify their fundraising forecasts for 2022. Here are just the highlights from the most recent ADRFCO survey.

Pandemic-Era Fundraising & You: 5 Tips to Raise More

Top Nonprofits

Over a year and a half has passed since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and needless to say, a lot has changed in that time. Even the vaccine’s growing availability, social distancing, mask regulations, remote work, and other safety measures remain facts of life.

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