2019

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2020 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 first step is to decide which days to build a campaign upon and then add them to your 2020 editorial calendar. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months.

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More Insecure Content Blocked By Google Chrome

Byte Technology

Beginning in January 2020, Google Chrome will start blocking more insecure elements on web pages. These pages have “Mixed Content”, which is a page loaded securely via HTTPS, but pulls in elements from a non-secure locations. The usual culprits are images or JavaScript files being loaded from a third-party site. Pages where all text, images, and video are loaded from a secure HTTPS location will not be affected.

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Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: How to Succeed + 5 Platforms You Can Use

Wild Apricot

Crowdfunding for nonprofits might seem intimidating, but many organizations are using it to great success. In this post, I break down the steps your organization needs to take to succeed as well as reviewing 5 common crowdfunding platforms.

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Trending in 2020: The vCFO – Let’s Break It Down

Blue Fox

Why one of 2020’s hottest nonprofit trends will continue to be the rise of the virtual CFO. CFO. Chief Financial Officer. Head Honcho of All the Numbers. If you’ve ever met one, your mental picture of a traditional CFO is likely one of a middle-aged white guy wearing glasses, khakis, and a button down shirt hunched over a computer with paperwork all over his desk.

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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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Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I presented a session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice. We each tackled a different aspect of resilience. I presented and facilitated a small group activity on rituals.

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The ongoing revolution in philanthropy: An open-ended reading list

Deborah Elizabeth Finn

I recently had a conversation with a friend and colleague about what I perceive to be a revolution in progress. Grant makers and nonprofit professionals are now talking openly about some very painful (and inter-related) issues in philanthropy, such as. The lack of inclusion and equity in philanthropy. The difficult power dynamics among grantors and grantees.

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DonorDrive launches industry-leading integration with Facebook Fundraisers 

DonorDrive

DonorDrive's new integration with Facebook Fundraisers is unparalleled in the industry by giving nonprofits a practical way to empower fundraisers, secure more revenue from Facebook, and understand the impact Facebook is having on their mission.

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20 Inspirational Nonprofit Vision Statements [Updated]

Elevation

Your nonprofit’s mission and vision statements are essential elements of your strategic planning process. The distinction is subtle but important. Your mission statement is the bare-bones proclamation of what your organization does and why you exist while your vision statement describes how the world would look if you completed your mission.

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How Effective Branding Helps Achieve Nonprofit Mission

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Tomasa Ravines Burga Fall 2018 Alumna, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. Apple, Google and Starbucks all are famous brands in the for-profit sector. Goodwill, AmeriCorps and Girl Scouts are good examples in the nonprofit sector. These are big ones, with big brands. But what about most nonprofits, without national recognition?

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Does it make better sense to buy an LMS with the content or without content?

Gyrus

The decision to buy an LMS needs thorough research. One needs to understand the importance of Included Content in an LMS and other factors that matter.

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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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[FREE WEBINAR] Using Online Tools to Uplevel Your Live Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: MobileCause. In-person fundraising events are wonderful ways to help organizations meet new donors, establish trust and, of course, raise money. To reach those event goals, nonprofits need to deploy proven strategies that boost their event revenue. Considering that the majority of donors are online and on mobile, savvy nonprofits should prepare for an in-person fundraiser by maximizing their online tools used before, duri

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What You Need to Do to Get CCPA Compliant?

Byte Technology

Cybersecurity is an issue that’s on everyone’s mind. If you visit a web site, it seems that you are forever haunted by emails, ads and other forms of artificial intelligence. For many consumers, this begs the questions, ‘what type of information are companies gathering about me?’, and ‘what is being done to protect my privacy?’. To answer the call, the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) will be going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Why Your Organization Needs a Member Directory

Wild Apricot

Wondering how to keep your members connected? Consider creating a member directory for your organization to facilitate outreach, support your communications, and more.

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6 Tips to be at the Top of Your Fundraising Game

NonProfit Hub

With an increasing number of nonprofits entering the scene, there’s a lot of competition for the limited amount of attention and resources out there. In this environment, you need to stay at the top of your game to make the most out of all the available opportunities. . Here are a few tips to help your nonprofit achieve your fundraising goals. Mobile Giving.

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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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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods. One technique that I often employ is called “ Dot Voting ” or “ Visual the Vote.” This is a simple process for getting participants to prioritize ideas or decisions. You use this to follow a brainstorming activity which may yield an abundance of new ideas.

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Doing Museum Work: Your Thoughts

Museum 2.0

This week has turned out to be the hardest post I've written yet. Not because of the subject matter, but because of the sheer volume of awesome I'm trying to summarize. This month, we're thinking about the way we do work in museums. I'd ask questions on Twitter before. But this one resonated clearly, as I got 75 retweets and 61 comments. So many wonderful ideas, and I shared a few below.

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EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit. The acquisition follows EveryAction’s strategy of collecting the best people who create the best SaaS products, that provide the most value to nonprofits.

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DonorDrive Charity Arcade Debuts at Twitchcon

DonorDrive

Thousands of TwitchCon attendees descended upon the San Diego Convention Center and went to the DonorDrive Charity Arcade - the first of its kind interactive zone within TwitchCon that combines play with purpose.

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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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Strategies for Powering Learning Through CRM Go-Live and Beyond

Connection Cafe

The decision has been made. You’re switching to a new CRM solution. And, because everyone loves change and learning new technology, you aren’t anticipating any challenges when communicating this decision or providing training to impacted teams across campus. YEAH RIGHT ! . For all of us who don’t live in a world where this type of change is enthusiastically accepted , we know that it can be challenging , especially when it comes to thinking about training and getting folks to act

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Essential Elements in the Chemistry of Compelling Email

Care2

To get better outcomes from your appeals, become an email marketing mixologist.

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The 101 Guide on Learning Management Systems for Manufacturing

Gyrus

Find 101 Guide on learning management systems for manufacturing. Sure! These tips will double your business success and rapidly increase employee’s skills.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How to Create an Engaging Donor Journey in 2020

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2020. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Robin Cabral, MA, CFRE, MFIA of DonorPerfect. This is your year. It’s time to take on new terrain by building a targeted multichannel donor journey that ensures every member of your community feels connected to your cause throughout the year. In this must-watch webinar you’ll learn how to: Take a multichannel approach to your donor communications.

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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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6 Powerful Types of Video Content Every Nonprofit Needs

Nonprofits Source

According to The New York Times, we are now officially entering a “post-text world” as a society. In short, this means that the written content is going out of fashion and is no longer the dominant form of communication. Types Of Video Content. Explainer Videos – Share Your Mission “Meet The Team” Videos – Share Your Values “Behind The Scenes” Videos – Pull Back The Curtain For The Audience Testimonial Videos – Show Your Nonprofit’

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Why Most Organizations Get New Member Onboarding Wrong — and 3 Ways to Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Associations tend to have very robust renewal programs, but meager new member onboarding programs. Here's how you can create a strong new member onboarding program in 3 easy steps.

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Staff Transitions: Tips for a Smooth Changeover

NonProfit Hub

It’s going to happen (if it hasn’t already): one of your employees will find a new job, or move to a new city, or both. They’ll give you their two weeks. If you’re lucky, they’ll stay a little longer. It’s never fun to lose an employee, even if they leave on good terms. But what makes things even messier is when you don’t handle the transition of responsibilities with care.

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Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Norbert Reimer. My book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , was published a month before the presidential election. In the wake of some of the most stressful times for nonprofits and activists that I work with, many are seeking out ways to reduce burnout, practice self-care and build empathetic relationships and supportive policies in the workplace.

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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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Hello Museum World!

Museum 2.0

Hello World! Or maybe hello museum world! I feel a bit like a child walking around in someone else’s, slightly bigger shoes taking over this wonderful blog. The metaphor certainly works in terms of filling big shoes. But, I like that metaphor for another reason. Children see play and imagination as their job. Filling big shoes isn’t scary; it’s something to enjoy and pursue with zeal.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1.

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Best New Leadership Book Of 2019

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Each year, after reading and reviewing dozens of new leadership books, I select my pick for the year's best new leadership book. For 2019, that book is Paul Smith's, The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell , released this past summer. I selected this book as best for its innovative format, timely and pertinent content, and how easy it is to put what Paul teaches to immediate use as a leader.

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Big Data on Planned Giving

Connection Cafe

For years, fundraising professionals have heard that we’re on the precipice of a demographic trend called “the great wealth transfer.” As Baby Boomers age over the next two decades, they will pass on more than $30 trillion to the next generation. This is the biggest wealth transfer in human history and may be one of the largest moments for philanthropy ever.

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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.