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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!

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

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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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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.

Is Your Online Donation Form Turning Off Donors?

Connection Cafe

If there is one thing that is almost entirely unique to the world of nonprofit websites (compared to the for-profit companies I have assisted for the past 10 years), it is the part of the donation form (or response device) we call the gift array. This is also referred to as an ask array, an ask ladder, or suggested gift amounts. This assembling of giving options (or buttons, depending on the site) seems to be a common staple on just about everybody’s main online donation form.

3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

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Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

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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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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?

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.

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.

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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Five Simple Hacks You Can Do Today to Boost Response to Your Email Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Let me start by apologizing. One of the reasons that email fundraising sucks is because of people like me. When I was new to fundraising consulting over a decade ago, I was quick to prescribe to my nonprofit clients the latest and greatest “best practices” when it came to online fundraising. I did this for the same reason that most people do, because I had no clue what really worked and what didn’t. So, I played it safe and just told my clients to do whatever everyone else was doing.

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8 Social Media Marketing Hacks to Ensure Success in 2018

SocialFish

Social media marketing is more than just regular publishing of content on social networking sites in the hope of growing an audience and ultimately making money. This is especially true for business organizations that want to open social media accounts today in an already crowded marketplace. Without a proper strategy to stand out, the likely scenario that will play out will only result to heartache and disappointment.

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Facebook Groups for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know

John Haydon

Tired of the lackluster response on Facebook because you’re struggling to get your nonprofit’s posts to even show up in your followers’ feeds? Well, you’re not alone. Organic reach has been declining, and with so much relevant content to scroll through, the competition to get reactions, comments, and shares is tougher than ever. A Facebook […]. The post Facebook Groups for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on John Haydon. Facebook Marketing

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How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

NonProfit Hub

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not. Here’s how to reach out to socially minded for-profits in your area and form successful partnerships with them. Do your research.

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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

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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Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

Connection Cafe

A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Of course, the correct answer is almost always “both.” ” In fact, the two channels work best when they work together — email and social CAN play as a team. How can we take advantage of the strengths of each medium to get more out of both? . First, let’s think what each one is good at and what each one doesn’t do so well. . Email Strengths: . Nearly ubiquitous in the United States.

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5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1. Find Out What People Are Asking Online.

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Monthly Giving: 7 Reasons It’s a Must for Every Nonprofit

John Haydon

Over the past few years, I’ve stressed the importance of monthly giving to my clients. I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and I’ll be sharing it next week (more on that below). One thing I have learned is that monthly giving is a “must have”, not a “nice to have” Here […]. The post Monthly Giving: 7 Reasons It’s a Must for Every Nonprofit appeared first on John Haydon. Online Fundraising

11 Fail-Proof Ideas for Holiday Fundraisers

NonProfit Hub

With the holidays just around the corner, spirits are high, our sense of community is strong and people are on the hunt for fun, festive activities—especially when they’re for a good cause. These holiday fundraisers are sure to help you spice up your year-end giving season! Polar plunge challenge. While the concept of giving money to jump into a freezing body of water may not sound very appealing to some, this fundraising trend has become wildly popular in recent years.

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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.

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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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.

42 Free Nonprofit Webinars For January 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars I could find happening in January

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Using Software and Data to Change the World

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I had the honor to be the opening keynoter for the first-ever Good Tech Fest , which was held in Detroit on May 22, 2018. It was a blast to be with an entire conference full of social good software and data people from around the world. Using Software and Data to Change the World We are in an amazing time. Society is a buzz about new technology: artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, autonomous cars, the surveillance state, and more.

For sale for a cause: Elven Princess

Judi Sohn

For background on what I’m doing this year, read this post first. This one will be one of the hardest to give up, but I will to support a great organization. If you’re interested, leave a bid in the comments and I’m starting this one at $125. The pattern, Elven Princess, is one of the latest by Alla Borisova. As you can tell, I love her work. I completed it in about 48 hours over 16 days of knitting. The yarn is amazing.

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5 Ways Matching Gifts Can Turn Donors into Major Gift Donors

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit professional, you’re well aware of all the fundraising benefits of corporate matching gifts. But what you know may not know is that promoting matching gifts can also help cultivate donors into major donors.

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