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20 Online Fundraising Ideas Perfect for Any Cause (Social Distancing Approved!)

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Looking for ways to fundraise while adhering to social distancing regulations? Here are 20 online fundraising ideas and great examples to learn from

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10 Tips for Using Zoom for Successful Donor Visits

Connection Cafe

I feel grateful. Maybe, lucky? I’m not sure which word is more correct for such a tumultuous and devastating situation. Neither seems entirely accurate. I have been a remote Vice President for Advancement for almost five years. I raise funds for Starr King School for the Ministry, located in Berkeley, California. By contrast, I live and work from my home office in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Our school has been doing distance-learning before it was cool or necessary (since 2001).

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How Nonprofits Can Use Livestreaming to Raise Funds Through Sponsorship

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Dana Bakich , founder and CEO of Positive Equation – a digital consultancy focused on equipping nonprofits with the tools and resources to build impactful digital strategies.

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Creative, Authentic and United: Digital Engagement during COVID-19

Museum 2.0

This week we're hearing from Eastman Museum's Kate Meyers Emery. Kate's the sort of person who you want to sit down with. She's a conversationalist, in the best sense of the word. She listens, considers, and then shares. And, with her, I've had conversations that stick with me. I honestly still think about a conversation I had with her years ago about interpretation. I wish I could relate that conversation, but it would be hard because it doesn't quite relate without Kate doing the talking.

4 Ways Small Nonprofits Can Leverage Corporate Philanthropy

Wild Apricot

Corporate philanthropy involves receiving assistance from businesses, and it’s a great way for small organizations to supplement their fundraising revenue. Here are 4 things your nonprofit can try

4 Tips for Avoiding Monthly Donor Churn During COVID-19 (and Beyond)

Connection Cafe

While it’s still uncertain how overall fundraising revenue in 2020 will look given the challenges presented by COVID-19, reports have shown that charities in the U.K. saw a 41% year-over-year increase in cancelled monthly donations in March 2020. Economic and personal insecurity can present unique challenges for your monthly giving program but there is plenty you can do to combat loss with simple, feel-good donor retention strategies. And, these strategies might even brighten your day as well!

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3 Emerging Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kayla Matthews , writer at and journalist dedicated to helping others better their productivity. For nonprofits, fundraising can be a challenging proposition. There are strict rules regarding what you can do to collect funds, and what you’re allowed to do with that money once you have it to retain your nonprofit status. As technology continues to advance, new fundraising techniques and trends are emerging.

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The Complete Membership Database Selection Guide

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This membership database selection guide is perfect to help small organizations, associations and nonprofits just getting started with formally managing their member data or looking to switch systems

Resilient Fundraising with One Focus: Caring for Our Supporters

Connection Cafe

What should be the focus of our fundraising during this time of crisis? Caring for our supporters. For me, the only right thing that is worth doing during this crisis is to care for the needs of our supporters and help them feel better. Because from there, everything else flows. What does this mean practically? It means it is ok to send out a thank-you email without any asks in it. It is ok to send out a short survey that has no other purpose than helping our people feel better.

The Best Free Hashtag Generators for 2020

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Do your want to FREE to find out the hottest Hashtags in your niche? Hashtags can mean the difference between getting 1,000 likes and comments on your Instagram post, or a post that’s completely deserted and ignored.

The voice and vision of the volunteer

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by Trehon A. Cockrell-Coleman, Fall 2019 Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. The lifeline of all mission-driven organizations is the volunteer. According to the Independent Sector, a national advocate for the nonprofit sector, “A volunteer can impact the quality of services in charities and congregations while reducing costs.”

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How to Adapt Your Membership Renewal Policies to COVID-19 Challenges

Wild Apricot

In this post, we cover solutions to membership renewal admin challenges you might be facing during COVID-19. Learn how to defer renewal dates, freeze a membership, and more

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 144: Leveraging Personas for Fundraising During COVID-19

Connection Cafe

Many things have changed in response to COVID-19, but the missions and purposes of social good organizations remain the same even if their methods must adjust to meet the current situation. In today’s episode, Melissa Bank Stepno, Director of Analytics Consulting at Blackbaud joins the podcast to talk with Steve MacLaughlin about using personas for fundraising during COVID-19.

Getting Started with Music Production Plugins

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If you’re a musician that is aspiring to product digital audio, something you will need to consider early on is what music production software and plugins you’re going to use.

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The Future Of Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Jacob Morgan’s book, The Future of Work , helps you understand: How the world of work is changing and the trends driving that change. How these changes impact the way employees work, the way managers lead, and how organizations are structured. And, what needs to be done to adapt to these changes.

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#GivingTuesdayNow: The Pros and Cons of Participating

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Have you heard about #GivingTuesdayNow happening on May 5, 2020? If you're unsure about whether or not to participate, here are some pros and cons


Lessons from the Field: How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Turned a Major Event into a Virtual Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound was excited to host their annual Big Breakfast, a celebration of their impact on the community and their second highest grossing fundraiser of the year , on March 26, 2020. However, it became clear early in the month that the impact of COVID-19 in the Seattle metro area would leave their staff, volunteers, and Board members without an in-person event to highlight all the work they’d accomplished in the past year. .

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Coolmuster Android Assistant Review

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Looking for a professional Android file transfer for PC? Try out this Coolmuster Android Assistant and check this unbiased review to know further about it. Coolmuster Android Assistant is a mature Android File Manager to organize your Android files on the computer without hassle. Up to now, there have been large numbers of people who. The post Coolmuster Android Assistant Review appeared first on Tools

#GivingTuesdayNow: Join me for Q/A Hosted by SalesForce.Org

Beth Kanter

GivingTuesdayNow is taking place on May 5th. You probably have a lot of questions. That’s why I’m delighted to be participating in a Q/A along with Caryn Stein, GivingTuesdayNow to answer your questions on LinkedIn.

5 Ways to Reach New Donors Online

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Many nonprofits miss out on new donors by not having the right online presence. Here are five ways you can reach donors online

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5 Tips for Recruiting Prospective Students During this New Normal

Connection Cafe

The COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique challenge for the higher ed admissions office: even a slight drop in enrollment can be a significant change to many aspects including budget for the university. While most institutions have been able to successfully transition students to online learning, admission leaders are still adjusting their strategies to promote new student growth and sustain retention despite the changing times.

How to Write a Business Plan: Tips for Novices

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However good your idea is, it is just a dream until you compile a good strategy. Whether written for internal use or attracting investors, a business plan is an indispensable part of entrepreneurial activity. If you have never compiled such documents before, tips in this article composed by the professionals from Pro-Papers will be of. The post How to Write a Business Plan: Tips for Novices appeared first on writing

Why Executive Coaching Works

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A few years ago, a Forbes survey revealed that nearly 100 percent of CEOs wish they had coaching or leadership advice from outside consultants. The same survey showed that only one-third of those CEOs got that coaching and guidance from outside their companies. That type of coaching often comes from executive coaches. Executive coaches are professionals who are engaged by executives and/or their companies for the purpose of enhancing performance.

Here's Why You Need to Attend Personifest 2020 Virtually

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PersoniFest 2020 is now being held virtually on April 23rd. Here's why you and your team don't want to miss Wild Apricot's third annual user conference

A 2-Day Plan for Launching a Library Giving Day Campaign

Connection Cafe

Developed in 2019 and envisioned by the Seattle Public Library Foundation, Library Giving Day was created to support libraries nationwide. This one-day giving event was formed to encourage patrons to support their individual library systems and this year will be held on April 23. Last year, seventy eight libraries participated and raised over $737,000, with their average gift size being $172. This is a sizable average for a newly developed day of giving.

How to use SMM panel as a marketing tool? Know here

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

SMM panel is social media marketing is a cheap way of getting famous on social networking sites or promote your business on social applications. It is an SEO service that is provided by the internet source to make you memorable among the broad audience. If you run a business and want to promote your brand of the company or the product you want to sell, then you can use the cheapest smm panel service. Here you can share your products with people on ample space.

Today’s Leadership Thought

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“ Leadership is a choice, not a position ” – Stephen R. Covey. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Quotes Stephen R. Covey

Resilient Fundraising: Show Donors the Love

Connection Cafe

Mother Nature just ripped our shorts off. We are exposed, bigtime. She took us to a place we were already going, but much, much faster. We were not prepared for the journey, and we had been ignoring the destination off on the horizon for a long time. In short, our participants and donors have been telling us things we didn’t want to hear. But you can listen to their whispering voices on our quarterly reports. Email deliveries, opens, click-throughs – all fell and kept falling. How did we react?

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5 Strategies for Successful Online Charity Auctions

Connection Cafe

Shifting strategies on short notice is never easy, as organizations of all shapes and sizes are learning. As nonprofits adapt to the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, its wider economic impacts, and even the new opportunities cropping up in relief legislation , it’s an undeniably challenging time to be steering your mission forward. The first pain point that most nonprofits have experienced over recent weeks and months has been event cancellations or other major strategy adjustments.

Becoming a Resilient Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

The term “resilient nonprofit” has been widely used to describe organizations capable of adapt ing to significant challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. S trong nonprofit s build strategies for sustainability. They focus on resilience, ensuring their organizations can weather a storm while still being positioned for future growth. .

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Don’t Make These 10 Coaching Mistakes

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Gregg Thompson’s book, The Master Coach , reveals these 10 mistakes that you should avoid when you coach someone: Trying to be a great coach. Instead, put your energy into helping the person become great. Working too hard. It’s your job to challenge the person to do the hard work. Not saying what needs to be said. Neglecting to ask the person how you can be most helpful. Assuming the person is a challenge to overcome or a problem to be fixed.