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Lessons from the Field: How Food Lifeline is Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As Blackbaud employees we work with our customers around the world to provide technology to mitigate the challenges of fighting COVID-19 in their communities, inspiring stories of determination, courage, and delivering organizational missions in the face of crisis have emerged by the dozens.

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49 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2020

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Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in April 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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COVID-19 Response Guide for Public Health Officials


Available Now: Visionlink's data science partner, Talus Analytics, has been working with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) Bio team, the Center for Global Development, and the Georgetown University Center for Global Health Science and Security to create an authoritative guide for COVID-19 response.

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What Are Gaming Fundraisers and How Can They Raise Donations for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kayla Matthews , writer at and journalist dedicated to helping others better their productivity.

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Going Virtual – An Alternative Volunteer Event Guide

Connection Cafe

Even before our current health situation arose , technology has been the leading method of engaging employees in today’s society. In the span of one year, from 2016 to 2017, remote work grew 7.9%. Over the last five years , remote work grew 44% and over the previous 10 years, it grew 91%.

What To Do If You Have to Cancel Your Event

Wild Apricot

Is your nonprofit forced to cancel your events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic? Here's how to handle it, and 3 options for what to do instead

Help Colorado Now - Visionlink Tech Helps Fight COVID-19


Deployed by the State of Colorado, a new site for volunteers and donors is engaging helpful people across the state--by the thousands--who are heeding the Governor's call to volunteer and donate. You can join them here. Or catch up on the announcement from the Governor, and stories in the press.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 140: Tips for Working Remotely Amidst COVID-19

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The spread of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for many people: in many cases, it means that people are working remotely for the first time or working remotely in different ways than they previously did with partners or kids at home.

Virtual Meeting Check-Ins & Icebreakers During A Pandemic

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Meico Whitlock (Mindful Techie) leads the NTEN Board in a meditation meeting opener. I’ve been working in my pajamas since the early 1990s, during the early years of the Web. My first remote job was to work with a virtual team to manage an online network for artists, called Artswire. Since those days, I have continued to hone my virtual facilitation skills to design and deliver effective virtual meetings and trainings.

5 LMS Advantages for a Small Business


Identifying the key LMS Advantages for Small Businesses is highly essential to prepare the workforce for futuristic challenges and boost business growth

How To Get Canva Pro Free?

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If you’re in the digital marketing and design space or if you own a business, you might already know what Canva is. It is a drag-and-drop design tool that lets you create pretty much any type of visual content with ease. No graphic design experience necessary.

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4 Tips for Connecting with Supporters Who Are Parents Right Now

Connection Cafe

With all the uncertainty in the world right now, many of us are facing new challenges. Some are newly remote staff. Some in-person service providers have become virtual service providers. And some of us have become stand-in teachers or childcare providers.

10 Reasons to Outsource Your Nonprofit Accounting

Blue Fox

Click here for a high-resolution printable info-graphic (below)! ​Nonprofit organizations are famous for running lean when it comes to budget. But gone are the days of sacrificing service quality for cost. Here’s the secret (and it’s not so secret anymore). It’s outsourcing.

7 LMS Support Services - What kind of support should be included with your LMS?


You may not typically place a lot of emphasis on the support service options when evaluating LMS vendors

Why Hire Professionals for Mobile App Development?

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Are your current freelance developers failing to deliver quality work, hard to communicate with, lacking the attention to detail, or just not delivering projects on time and budget? Are you buckling under the pressure of the rising costs of in-house developers?

Fundraising from 6 Feet Away: Tips for Making Your Giving Day an Online-Only Event

Connection Cafe

In the coming days many people may start to feel lonely or isolated due to the necessary public health emphasis on social distancing. They will look to the networks they know and love for comfort and friendship. Social good organizations are in a unique position to bolster their built-in networks during this time. People think fondly about nonprofit organizations that they support and will want to ensure their continued growth and impact.

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Need you humanity.

Network-Centric Advocacy

Need you humanity. There's no way to do this alone. There's not a single company, country, community, agency, or family that can survive alone. . No day goes by that doesn't help crystallize the view of how at you are connected to the farmer, the worker at the store, the factory cleaning crew in China. The migrants at the border, the sanitation work, police, firemen, and the politicians. Parents and children depend on the way each behaves. . We are all connected in this work to endure.

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10 Nonprofit Marketing Experts’ Best Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit Hub

Marketing and fundraising at a nonprofit is tough. . You’ve got a tight budget, a small team, a handful of tools, high expectations, and lots of people who want your organization to succeed. . Right now you’re likely dealing with a major crisis ?

[Free Giveaway] Get 1 year of 1password for Free!

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Living in an era where our business and professional lives are filled with lots of accounts, it is essential to keep them secured. The best way to do that is to have strong passwords on all of them and not to have the same password on all of them. The problem with dozens of accounts. The post [Free Giveaway] Get 1 year of 1password for Free! appeared first on Free Stuff

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Let the Donor Decide: Don’t Assume Giving is Off the Table During a Crisis

Connection Cafe

“Humanitarian crises, natural disasters, disease outbreaks – the needs today as pressing as ever,” stated Martha C. White in a TIME Magazine article in 2018. At that time, COVID-19 was not on the tip of everyone’s tongue. She reflected that the way we give is evolving impacted by tax law and technology along with changing consciousness and shifting social mores. Today we add economic challenges as well.

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Endcoronavirus | Volunteer with me.

Network-Centric Advocacy @endCOVID19 | A network of scientists & volunteers. Over 3450+ (March 23, 2020) people engaged in local and global actions to stop #COVID19 and #flattenthecurve. Invite Others.

The Inspiration Code

Eric Jacobsen Blog

At the end of each year, I select my choice for the best new leadership book for that year, and then highlight that book on my blog. Well, only five months into 2017, I had already found a new leadership book so good that I couldn't wait until year-end 2017 to share it.

7 Proven Tactics to attract more followers on Instagram

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Instagram has now become a part of people’s lives across the world. The platform’s visual format and its high volume have made it the best choice for those who want to engage and connect. It is this high volume of people and the visual format that has made business brands to all head to Instagram. The post 7 Proven Tactics to attract more followers on Instagram appeared first on Social Network

Modifying P2P Campaigns When Participants Crave Social Connection

Connection Cafe

Many have objected to the term “social distancing” given the physical and mental health ramifications of seclusion. Psychology Today tells us that s ocial isolation increases the risk of anxiety and depression and has the equivalent adverse impact on physical health to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Though most of us are responsibly opting for physical distance, we are craving connection more than ever. .

How bidding and tender management can be handled through construction bidding software?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

The construction field is enormous among the various sectors of the market. Due to its excessive demand, a massive competition has been observed among them.

Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How to Get into a UK University as an International Student

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Great Britain is famous for its educational system, which has absorbed the wisdom of centuries-old traditions. If you plan to get higher education in this country, pay maximum attention and time to prepare for it. Here you can find a brief guide on how to do it correctly. Choose an Institution To get started, choose. The post How to Get into a UK University as an International Student appeared first on Lifestyle

The Power of Focus: Using OKRs to Turbocharge Your Foundation’s Effectiveness

Connection Cafe

One of the new management trends driving the for-profit world is the effort to implement objectives and key results (OKR) performance management systems. While may organizations can claim credit for building these systems, OKR performance management processes are often most closely aligned with the breakaway performance of Google.

Cell phone trackers for your Children safety

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

One of the best method to locate your children or to look after their cell phones and their social media apps is to download Spy apps. These online Spy apps are cost effective and used on large scale to keep an eye on your children. .

Today's Leadership Quotes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask -- Peter Drucker It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit -- Harry S.

Museum Work Today: All the Feels All the Time

Museum 2.0

I’m not trying to make each week a Covid diary, but, well, it feels all-consuming. And I bet, many of you, like me, need resources, comfort, validation, and guidance. For the last, some help with the path forward, I was recently asked to speak on a webinar. Many people more qualified than I joined the call as listeners. When I agreed, I honestly did it because I like the people who asked me—they’re good guys.

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3 Ways to Qualify Major and Legacy Gift Prospects

Connection Cafe

“Who should I call? Who should I visit? Who should we put into portfolios?” . For many major and legacy gift fundraisers, these are million (or potentially multi-million) dollar questions. . Didn’t Suzanne mention that Stacy was interested in making a major gift? Why don’t you give her a ring?” . Wealth screening. Analytics. Donor surveys. The range of options you have as a fundraiser to qualify major and legacy gift prospects is expansive and at times, overwhelming.

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How do nonprofit compensation practices impact staff hiring and retention?

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Lindsay Piper, Fall 2019 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. According to research by Pratt & Light, there are varying opinions of how nonprofit employees should be compensated.

Acknowledge Employee Milestones

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Your employee will appreciate your acknowledging their birthday, advanced degree graduation achievement, wedding engagement, wedding, or other personal milestone event. If he or she shares with you information about any important event in their life, take the opportunity to congratulate them, honor them and acknowledge them. You can give them a card. Or, take them to lunch. Or, even a simple handshake can go a long way.

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