2023

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How to Attract, Keep and Engage the Next Generation of Board Members

NonProfit PRO

The traditional approach of giving board seats to individuals with a long history of significant donations disqualifies younger professionals. It's time to rethink what qualifies someone to be a board member. Here are some tips on how to attract and engage the next generation of board members.

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The Promise & Peril of Creator Tools Like ChatGPT for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently published an opinion piece, “ AI Can Help Nonprofits Reach More Donors But Fundraisers Can’t Ignore Potential Pitfalls ,” a topic that Allison Fine and I have been researching and writing about since 2017. In 2019, we did a deep dive on AI & Giving to look at the landscape of fundraising tools & platforms using AI and the implications.

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4 Ways Nonprofits Can Start Using AI in 2024

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kyle Behrend — a seasoned not-for-profit professional dedicated to educating and empowering nonprofits with AI through NFPs.AI. The nonprofit sector, often stretched for resources and expertise, is uniquely positioned to benefit from the efficiencies and opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The successful implementation of AI-powered solutions in nonprofits has shown significant potential to enhance organisational efficiency.

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21 “nonprofit math” problems that expose the absurdity of doing good

Nonprofit AF

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Getting your Not-for-Profit Organization’s Financial Operations Ready for 2024

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: November 23, 2023. Summary: 2024 is going to be another challenging year. Economic uncertainty remains, interest rates are still high, and money is hard to come by. Now is the time to prepare. In this webinar, Enkel focuses on: Helping you get the right people in the right seats on your finance team […] The post Getting your Not-for-Profit Organization’s Financial Operations Ready for 2024 appeared first on CharityVillage.

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7 Ways to Prioritize Donor Acquisition and Retention This Year

NonProfit PRO

Industry benchmarks reveal just 23% of first-time online donors return, compared to 64% of existing online donors. And over the last decade, nonprofits have continued to raise more funds from fewer donors.

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99 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization

Wild Apricot

The post 99 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization appeared first on WildApricot.

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Is your nonprofit thinking about using ChatGPT? Your first step is to do no harm

Candid

In this article, we unpack the lessons learned from a nonprofit’s chatbot project to dispense mental health advice that went wrong, and how nonprofits can reduce the risks when adopting ChatGPT and other generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies. Over the past five years of researching and writing about AI adoption for the nonprofit sector, we have argued for nonprofits to use AI ethically and responsibly—which means taking a human-centered, strategic, and reflective approach.

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How U.S.-based Nonprofits Can Deliver Disaster Relief Abroad: A Tigrayan Case Study

Blue Avocado

A five-step plan on how to deliver on-the-ground relief to internally displaced persons (IDPs) including formation of a nonprofit, fundraising drive, envisioning and implementing relief projects, formalizing partnerships which are key to international humanitarian work, and leveraging social media. The post How U.S.-based Nonprofits Can Deliver Disaster Relief Abroad: A Tigrayan Case Study appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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5 Things You Should Never Write in a Thank You Letter

Get Fully Funded

Writing a thank you letter should be the easiest task on your to-do list. There are just two simple words: thank you. And these two simple words are so powerful, showing gratitude and making the donor feel valued. Yet, it can feel hard sometimes to write a good thank you letter. Maybe you don’t know what to write. Or where to start. You want your letter to sound sincere, not like a form letter.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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Donorbox + Little Green Light: A Powerful Integration to Streamline Your Workflow

Donorbox

How much time does your fundraising team spend manually ensuring all your various tools are in sync? This time suck is not only burning out your employees. It’s also wasting valuable time you could spend sharpening your fundraising strategy – and raising more for your mission. That’s where the Donorbox + Little Green Light integration […] The post Donorbox + Little Green Light: A Powerful Integration to Streamline Your Workflow appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Why your fundraising program should focus on people

Hands on Fundraising

Is your fundraising program based on a few big events each year? Or maybe on a handful of large corporate partnerships? Those can definitely bring in more money for each event or partnership agreement. But there are some good reasons those areas aren’t how you want to build a program that grows and lasts. Donor […] The post Why your fundraising program should focus on people appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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12 Ways to Use ChatGPT and Other AI Tools for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Meredith Gray , Head of Marketing at Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. Does it seem like everyone you know is raving about a new tool that’s revolutionizing the way employees in all industries are doing their work? Yes, we’re talking about ChatGPT , an AI-powered tool that’s gaining widespread popularity on social media and revolutionizing the common workplace.

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Vital and invisible as air: An appreciation of nonprofit professionals

Nonprofit AF

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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How to Work Smarter, Not Harder with Fundraising Automation

Qgiv

Fundraisers like you have a lot of work to do to make the world a better place, so any time you can save on administrative tasks is incredibly valuable. Fundraising automation saves your nonprofit valuable time and resources by streamlining time-consuming tasks, so you can devote more to time advancing your mission and raising more money. Learn more about the perks of fundraising automation and how to automate some of your processes at your nonprofit: What is fundraising automation?

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The 3 Keys to Future-Proofing Your Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

The future’s looking bright for fundraising, but the rapidly upcoming generational shift has a lot of nonprofits looking to the future. Focusing on the traditional donor profile isn’t going to work going forward — which is why future-proofing your fundraising should be No. 1 on your priority list.

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OHSA and AODA Compliance Responsibilities for Nonprofits: Understand Your Obligations and How to Implement Them

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: December 7, 2023. Summary: Managing workplace compliance requirements can be a daunting challenge for nonprofit employers, especially when you add the complexities of a remote or hybrid workforce, sometimes spread across multiple locations. Add to that the tight budget and time limitations experienced by nonprofits, and these responsibilities can feel overwhelming.

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How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Templates and Samples)

Wild Apricot

The post How To Write Effective Meeting Minutes (with Templates and Samples) appeared first on WildApricot.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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TikTok, Reels, and Shorts: Candid’s big swing at short-form video 

Candid

By now you’ve probably heard that short-form video on social media is an important tool for reaching new and younger audiences. This is not groundbreaking news, yet many nonprofit organizations (Candid included) have hesitated to jump in for a variety of reasons. Despite the real and perceived challenges of creating short-form video, there are compelling and research-backed reasons to consider incorporating it into your social media strategy: 88% of people say they’ve been convinced to buy a pr

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Training Your Employees is a Recession-Proof Strategy

Gyrus

Training employees during a recession is a great way to improve morale, reduce operating costs, and increase productivity. Learn how to make training more effective during a recession with this guide.

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Which Fundraising Events Bring in the Most Money for Small Nonprofits?

Get Fully Funded

A very common “go-to” funding idea for small nonprofits is fundraising events. Events are a great way to bring like-minded people together and have a good time in the name of your cause. Some fundraising events are huge, drawing attendees and sponsors like moths to a flame. Other events are smaller, more intimate gatherings where guests are directly asked for money.

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Nonprofit Email Communication Truth: Quantity Is As Important As Quality

Bloomerang

I’m guessing you put a lot of effort into crafting your nonprofit’s email messages. You carefully consider the subject line and preview pane, email copy, images and design, and call to action. At least I hope you do! And you can learn how to do this here , here , and here. However, a quality email message, be it an appeal, thank you, gratitude report, or other call to action, isn’t the whole story.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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Building a strong reputation: how nonprofit professionals can shape their personal brand

Big Duck

Strategies nonprofit professionals can use to shape their personal brand, establish a strong reputation, and develop meaningful connections with key audiences.

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Announcing the 2023 Nonprofit Tech for Good Report!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The biennial Nonprofit Tech for Good Report seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofit organizations use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. The 2023 report is based on the survey responses of 1,732 nonprofit professionals that subscribe to or follow Nonprofit Tech for Good on social media. Survey questions covered website and email communications, online fundraising, social media, and professional development in the nonprofit sector.

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Intermediary organizations are vital and funders need to increase funding going to them

Nonprofit AF

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Maximize Event Revenue with Nonprofit Sponsorship Levels

Donorbox

Fundraising events can be hugely successful with the right strategy and planning. This is because people want to support your important mission – and they get to have some fun along the way! If you’re thinking about hosting an event, you must consider adding nonprofit sponsorship levels. Sponsorships help cover event expenses, boosting your overall […] The post Maximize Event Revenue with Nonprofit Sponsorship Levels appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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4 Things Every Nonprofit Should Do to Optimize Fundraising Results

NonProfit PRO

Your nonprofit probably spends a great deal of time on fundraising. So, how can you raise more dollars without adding yet another campaign or event to the calendar? Let’s look at four effective ways to optimize your fundraising results.

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Top Ten Compliance Issues For Canadian Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg

Charity Village

Original Broadcast Date: October 19, 2023. Summary: A great deal has been written about legal compliance surrounding charities in Canada. Much of that material, however, is highly specialized, hard to understand and sometimes esoteric. As a result, it can be extremely difficult for charities, employees, and volunteers to focus on the issues that are most […] The post Top Ten Compliance Issues For Canadian Registered Charities with Mark Blumberg appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

Wild Apricot

The post Instagram For Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide appeared first on WildApricot.

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5 things to know about philanthropy to HBCUs

Candid

For every $100 foundations give to an Ivy League school, how many dollars do you think foundations give to a historically Black college and university (HBCU)? That’s a trick question—it’s not a matter of dollars, but of cents. In fact, for every $100 foundations gave to the average Ivy League, they gave 56 cents to the average HBCU. HBCUs have long played a pivotal role in the United States.

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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.