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2019 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days can be very powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising campaigns. The real-time, in-the-moment nature of cause awareness and giving days can inspire donors to give provided that your nonprofit knows how to promote the days effectively. The first step is to decide which days to build a campaign upon and add them to your 2019 editorial calendar.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

EveryAction

It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from: Fundraising & Grants. Nonprofit Management. Marketing & Communications. Nonprofit Technology, and more! It doesn't just stop here!

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5 Steps to Turning Strangers Into Members and Members Into Advocates

Wild Apricot

Follow these five steps from marketing strategist Amy Jacobus to bring your potential supporters down the marketing funnel and turn them into raving fans

Big News at Benetech (and for me!)

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am incredibly excited to let you know that earlier this month we announced that Betsy Beaumon , Benetech’s current president, will be taking over as CEO of Benetech. Betsy is a recognized social entrepreneur who has dedicated much of her career to changing the world with software. Our board and I are looking forward to Betsy leading Benetech to even greater impact.

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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.

A Yarny New Blog for 2018

Judi Sohn

Hello again? Miss me? For many years, I used this blog to share my thoughts about life and technology. It served me very well and I hope those that followed me got value out of it as well. I still get questions based on older blogs here, and those aren’t going anywhere. Since joining Salesforce.org in April 2015, I haven’t felt a driving need to update this blog.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

Nonprofits Source

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media. Case studies of nonprofits winning at social media is an opportunity to see the strategies in action. Here we take a look at how some of the top nonprofits are leveraging social platforms to get results (and how you can do the same). Social Media Marketing Statistics. Want to know what platform you should be leveraging to maximize your impact?

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My thought going into Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was “Do we really need another remake of a film?” ” The 1995 Jumanji starred Robin Williams as Alan Parrish (who gets a nod in the new Jumanji). Williams character was sucked into the world of Jumanji much like the characters in the new movie.

12 Nonprofit Donation Pages That Don’t Suck

Everyaction

Is your donation page holding you back? Are you sure? Too many nonprofit donation pages are suffering from common donation page problems like unresponsiveness, length, general clutter, and even security issues that put potential donors off and sap resources away from causes that matter. The time to improve and optimize your donation page is now. Of course, it’s not enough just to say what’s wrong with donation pages.

VisionLink - Untitled Article

VisionLink

Reconnecting Friends and Family During the chaos and dislocation of the California fires, we are honored to deploy Safe and Well for the American Red Cross. Read here for a local story, and local authorities' request to use Safe and Well, as we all work together to reconnect friends and family. link] To go to Safe and Well directly: Safeandwell.org

Android factory reset on a Samsung S7: The ugly, the bad, and the good

Robert Weiner

I recently had to perform a factory reset on my year-old Samsung S7. Here’s my tale: The Ugly. At first, I was getting occasional errors like, “Unfortunately, Google Maps has stopped working.” ” But over time the errors increased until they became a constant problem. Nearly every app that was running in the foreground or background would present this kind of error message, often over and over again within minutes.

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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.

5 Digital Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Ray Gary. Ray Gary is the CEO of iDonate , a SaaS-based provider of the world’s most innovative Digital Fundraising Platform for nonprofits. Ray’s experience in launching and building businesses spans nearly three decades, including leadership positions in multiple technology companies. Non-profits aren’t immune to the changes driven by new technology.

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10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community. There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of. Pride Fund to End Gun Violence The.

Why Marketing Doesn’t Grow Communities (And Three Things You Can Do Instead)

Wild Apricot

Learn to grow your membership more easily with these three strategies from membership expert Joy Duling

Tribute to My Mentor

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

In honor of Gerry Davis, April 2018 My mentor passed away earlier this month. I have had the benefit of numerous mentors over my long career, but Gerry Davis was The Mentor. We worked together for over 35 years, from the very beginnings of my Silicon Valley career. Gerry’s incredible advice guided me along my entire path, and so many crucial turning points went well because of Gerry’s invaluable insight and guidance.

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.

For Sale for a Cause: Windflower

Judi Sohn

If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first. . Okay, let’s see if this grand experiment will work. I’m offering up for sale a shawl I finished on January 16, 2018. It’s a pattern from Russian designer Alla Borisova. It’s a triangular shawl about 70″ at its longest length and 50″ at the sides. The yarn is Manos del Uruguay Fino, 70% merino wool, 30% silk. Loved working with it. And I love the story of this yarn company.

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How To Get Started With Mobile Giving To Reach Fundraising Goals

Nonprofits Source

In today’s landscape of mobile and online technology, nonprofits are flooded with a large variety of choices for almost any solution they can think of. This principle applies similarly to the event management and fundraising spaces. In this article, we’re going to share: Why nonprofits are investing in mobile giving to reach their fundraising goals. Real use cases for how nonprofits are leveraging mobile fundraising platforms.

Your AMS vendor’s implementation approach is as important as the software

Nimble AMS

As you consider moving to new association management software (AMS), you likely think about what types of product functionality and best practices are built into the system. But equally important is your software vendor’s approach to implementing the system. Many AMS vendors use the same basic implementation phases: Onboarding, Discovery, Implementation, and Launch. What’s important, and where the difference lies, is how they approach those phases.

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Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth Kanter

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform. You will also see some of the most viscous attacks from trolls on Twitter and they are only rarely quieted with compassion. On the other hand, some say Twitter is ready for a renaissance , a phoenix rising from the ashes.

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System?

Gyrus

How To Foster User Adoption In Your New Learning Management System? As you are planning to transition from your outdated Learning Management System (LMS) to your new LMS application it is important to keep in mind your users’ perception of the change. Successful implementations hinge on how well the user base accepts the new program and what is has to offer.

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What to think about Before Joining a Board – Watch our 30 minute Video

BoardAssist

Congratulations! You have made it this far. You’ve decided you are ready to commit to joining a nonprofit board and you have found your way to BoardAssist, New York’s leading personalized nonprofit board matching service. What comes next? If you have just two minutes, please watch our short video on joining a nonprofit board and/or read our book Giving Back. Then contact us and we’ll work with you, at no charge, to help you find your perfect board. Have thirty minutes?

10 (Totally Awesome) Email Newsletters for Nonprofit Professionals

Everyaction

You know that person in the office who seems to hear about everything first? The one who’s always reading something interesting, always has the best links to send, and knows about all the new trends before you’ve even made sense of the old ones? We know their secret - and we’re going to let you in on it. They all get great newsletters. Sure,” I hear you say. “I I get a couple of trillion of them a day - who has time for them?”.

Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Becky Brooks , Director of Communications at Animoto , an online video maker that makes it easy to create marketing videos for social media and beyond. Facebook has, for a couple years now, committed to making their platforms “video first.” Unsurprisingly, other networks followed suit. From Twitter to Pinterest to Instagram to LinkedIn, social networks are becoming environments where video content not only thrives, but is expected.

The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

EveryAction

For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. Having a detailed strategic plan in place before embarking on a fundraising campaign can be a huge determinant of its success, even before the first dollar is raised. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.

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The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

Wild Apricot

Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I believe in the power of books to change the world. That is not a particularly radical belief among librarians, but I hope to make you believe even more in the power of books. Literacy and access to knowledge underpins just about every social good, from education, to economic development, to health, to women’s empowerment, democracy and respect for human rights.

For Sale for a Cause: Greenleaf

Judi Sohn

If you want background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. No doubt, this was one of my favorite projects to date. The yarn and pattern worked together beautifully. The pattern is Greenleaf by Anna Victoria. The yarn is Twister Fiber Art Arial Evolution in the Mirage colorway. 100% merino. Last time I used this yarn, I had too much left over and missed the final color transition. This time, I did an extra repeat of the yellow section and ended up a bit too close for comfort.

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7,000 Associations Use This #1 Association Management Software (AMS)

Computer Weekly

If you're wondering if Association Management Software can make an impact at your organization, you've come to the right place, because in this article I’m going to share the #1 association management software used by over 7,000 associations. Association-Management-Software ams

Nimble AMS Airstream Returns to ASAE Tech

Nimble AMS

Join Nimble AMS December 4-5 at the Nimble AMS booth #443 (the Airstream!) during the 2018 American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Technology Meeting and Expo in National Harbor, Maryland. Association leaders, innovators and tech enthusiasts will be taking in the show and exploring topics around this year’s theme, is it the revolutionary or evolutionary spirit that should drive your organization?

5 Tips For Steering Your Organization Toward Online Fundraising

Nonprofits Source

Navigating through the digital landscape can be a little murky at times. These channels are constantly evolving requiring you to keep pace with industry knowledge, insights, and best practices. It requires hard work and continuous effort and adjustments to your plans if you want to be successful and that hard work will pay off. According to a recent study , overall revenue from online fundraising grew by 23% in 2017, which marks 6 years of growth.

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth Kanter

Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance. A recent work product from this community includes “ Small, But Mighty ,” created by a small group led by Debra Natenshon and Karen Walker, the guest post authors. Often, we think of “high performance” as something only for large organizations, but smaller nonprofits can apply the ideas too.

Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

This post is sponsored by Briteweb. Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Maybe your haircut is getting a little tired, or you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a few years. Your “look” has worked for you, more or less, but you’re afraid you’ve fallen a bit out of fashion. Or, worse, you feel like what you look like on the outside no longer reflects who you really are on the inside. .

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Raise the Bar with VR

Web Courseworks

Date: March 27th, 2018. Register Here. In this session, Filament Games CEO Dan White will discuss the potential of Virtual Reality (VR) to facilitate interactive, inquiry-based learning. Through the lens of Filament’s VR research, development, and ongoing dialogue with leading VR manufacturers like HTC, Oculus and Google, White will demonstrate how VR can engage users in authentic learning through identity, embodiment, and immersion.

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12 Things Non-Profits Need to Know About Google Ad Grants

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jean O’Brien , founder of Digital Charity Lab , a social enterprise that builds digital skills in non-profits and shares free learning resources. She also works part time as Head of Digital for Barnardos Ireland and does freelance consulting. . 1) You can get $10k per month in free advertising from Google. Google Ad Grants is an in-kind programme that gives non-profits free access to Google business tools, and incredibly, $10,000 per month in free advertising on their Google Ads platform.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

EveryAction

If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will propel your work forward. Evaluating Your Existing Volunteer Program.