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8 Key Aspects for a Successful Sustainer Donor Program

Connection Cafe

Sustaining donors represent a critical segment for any annual fund program. Reminder: Sustaining donors are transformational donors who have committed to support your organization using any regular frequency (monthly, quarterly, or annually). It’s easy to see why nonprofits love sustainer donors : they have great long-term value (LTV). In fact, data shows that sustainers have an LTV that is exponentially greater than that of a typical annual giving donor.

How to Prepare a Nonprofit Fundraising Plan

Wild Apricot

Creating a fundraising plan is one of the best things nonprofits can do to reach their goals. Here are the steps that go into creating the most effective one possible

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National Nurses Day!

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On the heels of GivingTuesday (yesterday), we have another major national day today, May 6th, honoring nurses and by extension--other healthcare workers. At the turn of the century, Florence Nightingale is credited with founding modern nursing. She was an advocate of strict hand washing and other practices--and is credited with reducing the death rate among wounded soldiers (Crimean War) from some 40% to 2%.

A Nonprofit Guide to DIY Fundraising

NonProfit Hub

The concept of ‘DIY Fundraising’ has been quite popular in the nonprofit world for some time now. Lately, the DIY fundraising mentality has been adopted by the for-profit world as well. For those looking to incorporate this fundraising concept into their business or organization, they must understand exactly what it is and what the current trends are. What is DIY Fundraising? When schools raise money for a cause, they usually do it via a student run or walk event.

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International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

Connection Cafe

Monday, May 18th is International Museum Day , the mission of which is to raise awareness of the fact that, “museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.”. It’s also the release date of our eBook co-authored with Cuseum , “ The Ultimate Guide to Surviving & Thriving As A Cultural Organization ,” which you can pre-download here.

3 Ways a Welcome Package Can Affect Your Donor Relationships

Wild Apricot

Want to build deeper donor relationships? One of the best ways to do so is by creating a great experience through welcome packets. In this post, we explain how

Giving Tuesday!

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Yes, during a pandemic it's hard to take the time. But perhaps now is the best time. And if you're reading this after Tuesday--so what? Make a difference and give today. To whom? How about your local newspaper or faith-based organization, or a community service organization stretched to the max responding to COVID? Your alma mater is facing an uncertain fall semester, the community orchestra needs your help. A small business with a curbside pickup could use some support.

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Stories of Resilience: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Connection Cafe

Stories of Resilience: A Series Brought To You By The Blackbaud Institute. As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, social good organizations are working creatively to navigate the new landscape. In this series, the Blackbaud Institute shares stories of organizations that are focusing on resilience, weathering these many changes while still positioning themselves for future growth. For more insight including quarterly giving performance updates, visit the Blackbaud Institute Index.

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How to Use Wild Apricot to Rally Your Members and Support Your Community

Wild Apricot

In this post, you'll find ideas on how your organization can rally your members to make a difference, plus how you can put them into practice with Wild Apricot

Design a Winning Learning Journey for your Enterprise Workforce

Gyrus

To achieve good results from your LMS, here are some pointers for the company to ensure an effective learning journey for all its employees

[FREE WEBINAR] How Your Nonprofit Can Recruit & Retain Digital Sponsors

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Dana Bakich , Founder and CEO of Positive Equation. Nonprofits of all sizes are invited to join this webinar to learn how to recruit and retain digital sponsors for online events and campaigns. We’ll also discuss how nonprofits can create livestreamed and/or a recorded video series that both cultivates donors, inspires advocacy, and raises fund through for your organization.

5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

Connection Cafe

As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on and continues to cause distress, corporations are being entrusted – and expected – to lead the way to support and help solve the world’s most pressing issues. Since the crisis began, the Association of Corporation Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) has supported hundreds of companies in their effort to effectively deploy their human and financial resources to help those that are most vulnerable in communities.

Choir Management Software: Why Your Choir Needs One Right Now

Wild Apricot

Curious about choir management software? Here's why many choirs have made the switch, and why Wild Apricot is their number one choice

Now is the Time Plan Digital Transformation of Learning & Development Function

Gyrus

Constantly evolving the Learning and Development function of the company seems like a daunting task. Here are some reasons why we think Digital Transformation in this department is necessary

Covid-19 and Museum

Museum 2.0

As we are all making adjustments to living through a global pandemic I've tried to reach out more. As a Historic Interpreter for Telfair Museums, I would lead visitors through the Owens-Thomas House and Slave Quarters on a 45 minute guided tour of antebellum Savannah history discussing politics and urban slavery. When the Museum closed I was expecting the next few weeks to be different. When my institution first closed I decided to reach out to twitter for interaction.

Digital Transformation: A Tale of Two Resilient Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Digital transformation is, to put it simply, rethinking how our organizations operate through the use of digital technology. This includes everything from reducing manual processes through workflow automation to the ability to collaborate and thrive in remote working environments.

16 Ways Leaders Build Trust

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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Diversity in fundraising

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration by Jocelyn Ruiz. posted by David Chappell, Fall 2019 Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. As the country shifts to becoming a true melting pot that exemplifies the notion of E Pluribus Unum , the nonprofit sector is lagging behind. The sector remains staggeringly white in its leadership structure and fundraising tactics.

How Client Onboarding Works with Blue Fox: An Overview of our Philosophy, Team and Process

Blue Fox

How client onboarding works with blue fox Have you ever considered outsourced accounting services for your nonprofit? It can seem overwhelming at first to tackle all the moving pieces: getting your board of directors on board, choosing a provider (firm), preparing data and software for a transition, and finally the transfer of responsibilities and information. That’s why our team at Blue Fox put together this helpful guide to ease your mind: How Client Onboarding Works with Blue Fox.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 146: Strategies for Digital Communications That Engage and Inspire

Connection Cafe

In the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s the best way for organizations to engage and inspire their audiences? Should they be looking to newer types of media, such as podcasts, to help humanize their organizations and more deeply connect with their supporters, customers, donors, etc.? Today’s guest is Camille Laurente, co-founder and CEO, of Hueman Group Media.

10 Questions Asked By A Superboss

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are ten questions (or bundles of questions) you should ask yourself to ensure you are thinking and acting like a superboss. These are from Sydney Finkelstein 's book, Superbosses. Do you have a specific vision for your work that energizes you, and that you use to energize and inspire your team? How often do people leave your team to accept a bigger offer elsewhere? What's that like when it happens?

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Stories of Resilience: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Connection Cafe

Stories of Resilience: A Series Brought To You By The Blackbaud Institute. As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, social good organizations are working creatively to navigate the new landscape. In this series, the Blackbaud Institute shares stories of organizations that are focusing on resilience, weathering these many changes while still positioning themselves for future growth. For more insight including quarterly giving performance updates, visit the Blackbaud Institute Index.

Six Questions To Ask Yourself At The End Of Every Day

Eric Jacobsen Blog

One of my favorite parts of Joe Sweeney 's book, Moving the Needle , is the section where he recommends you ask yourself these six questions before you go to bed each night : What was the best thing that happened today? What am I most grateful for today? What did I do to live my ideal day today? What is one new thing I learned today? What did I do to meet my goals today? What am I most looking forward to tomorrow?

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10 Reasons For Embracing Storytelling As A Business Tool

Eric Jacobsen Blog

How Client Onboarding Works with Blue Fox: An Overview of our Philosophy, Team and Process

Blue Fox

How client onboarding works with blue fox Have you ever considered outsourced accounting services for your nonprofit? It can seem overwhelming at first to tackle all the moving pieces: getting your board of directors on board, choosing a provider (firm), preparing data and software for a transition, and finally the transfer of responsibilities and information. That’s why our team at Blue Fox put together this helpful guide to ease your mind: How Client Onboarding Works with Blue Fox.