2019

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

EveryAction

Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends. The acquisition empowers EveryAction’s clients to raise more money and furthers EveryAction’s strategy of bringing innovation in revenue generation to its SaaS products. “We

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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 ! .

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ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible

Byte Technology

Dunkin Donuts. Domino’s Pizza. CVS Pharmacy. Winn Dixie. These recognizable retailers, restaurants, and service providers are fan favorites for millions of Americans. But for those with permanent or temporary disabilities, these companies are accused of violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by lacking the proper digital accommodations to enable access to their coveted online offerings.

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.

Robin Seaman, Agent of Inclusion

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On February 16th in Los Altos, California, I shared these thoughts on Robin Seaman’s impact on the world with her family and friends at her Celebration of Life. Robin was beloved by the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who had the honor of coming into direct contact with her. That's the Robin we all collectively know personally. The sister, the aunt, the friend, the mentor. The shining bright spot in our day. A woman with that ineffable quality of elegance.

The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing

Wild Apricot

There's a lot more to nonprofit email marketing that meets the eye — if you actually want to get your emails read, that is. Learn how to create the perfect email strategy, as well as 5 email marketing platforms you can try

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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. .

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VisionLink

Interoperability Made Real: Open Referral’s Data Standard for Resource Directories Visionlink is dedicated to data standards and data exchange as a necessary part of supporting successful communities. While the value of community services data may have been defined in the past by the strength of the walls around it, today however, tremendous value comes from the ability to be use appropriate data collaboratively among partners.

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DCM Services, LLC (You’re dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector)

SocialFish

At some point in your life, you might fall behind on a financial obligation, and end up in debt. Although creditors may seem to be lenient when it comes to repayment and are always willing to give you time to figure things out, debt collectors are aggressive in their collection and may not be ready to accommodate your challenges, even when you are dead.

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

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

EveryAction

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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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.

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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.

[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.

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.

30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey

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How and Why Nonprofits Need to Think Differently

NonProfit Hub

It’s much easier to learn something completely new than to unlearn an old habit. Just ask any parent. It’s why children are taught essential functions at an early age: they haven’t yet learned the wrong way to do things. Movement, language, mannerisms—it’s crucial that these fundamentals are properly taught to avoid the potentially painstaking unlearning process during adolescence.

How to Write a Winning Fundraising Appeal

John Haydon

Writing a fundraising appeal letter can be tricky. It’s not easy to translate the passion you have for your cause into words that produce results. I created my A.P.P.E.A.L.S. Fundraising Writing Framework with you, the busy nonprofit professional, in mind. I wish I had something like this when I set out to write my first […]. The post How to Write a Winning Fundraising Appeal appeared first on John Haydon. Fundraising

5 Billion Data Field Exchanges A Month

VisionLink

Five billion data field exchanges a month. What have we learned? That the structure of your data matters a great deal, particularly if you need data exchanges to be quick and inexpensive. To do that--one needs to structure the data correctly in the first place. Dry topic? Sorry. Here is a fun animation to make it more interesting! Caution: the music starts up in scene three, and you'll be humming the tune later today. It's less than three minutes long.

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Best Backpage Alternatives & Similar Sites

SocialFish

This website was formerly hosted on www.backpage.com and was launched in 2004. Until its seizure by the FBI in 2018, it was one of the biggest AD listing companies in the world. In fact, as of 2011, it was the second-largest classified ad service online. It is second to Craigslist. On the site, registered users could list ads for their dating services on the adult services section, and they could also include a wide range of other services offered.

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. Chief Financial Officer. Head Honcho of All the Numbers.

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

EveryAction

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. Online revenue growth has plateaued.

Demystifying Next Generation Donor Audiences to Drive Engagement and Donations

Connection Cafe

“The next generation of donors” is not just the latest fundraising trend or catchphrase for development teams. Nonprofit organizations have always tried to understand how to shift and modify their fundraising strategies to appeal to and resonate with the future generation of donors.

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.

5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Love Cryptocurrency

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy , co-founders of The Giving Block. Thanks to the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, nonprofits are increasingly turning to cryptocurrency as a new source of revenue. Beyond the revenue potential, some nonprofits are taking things a step further by looking at ways they can become more transparent, provide stability, and provide tax benefits to their donors. 1) Cryptocurrency Fundraising.

The 101 Guide on Learning Management Systems for Manufacturing

Gyrus

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

101 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Want to grow your membership? Here are 101 ways your organization can attract and recruit more members both in the short and long term

Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

NonProfit Hub

In today’s world, every company is expected to do some good with their profits. Thus, corporate philanthropy is on the rise. As younger generations become more socially aware, they expect their favorite brands to follow suit. In a 2016 poll , Millennials are more likely than Gen X’ers and Baby Boomers to say it matters if American businesses give back to society. National corporations used to fill this need by having foundations that donate to nonprofits.

6 Strategies to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List with Facebook

John Haydon

If you’re like most nonprofits, Facebook is your top social network to engage supporters and increase awareness about your nonprofit. However, like most nonprofits, you’ve probably had your fair share of frustrations with Facebook. Dramatically declining reach is the biggie. Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away. Here’s the thing: Facebook and (Instagram) are where most […]. The post 6 Strategies to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List with Facebook appeared first on John Haydon.

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New Password Standards

VisionLink

None of us like passwords, well, except for the good that they do for us. New research from NIST helps us to understand better ways to build passwords, and Visionlink has released an upgrade to its CommunityOS 2 platform in response. The most fundamental change in the standards by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), is about the frequency of forcing password changes. Survey says? Never.

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How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

Early this week, Gmail announced they were trialing a new functionality for their promotions tab for desktop. From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires. We were lucky enough to get early access to do some testing so we can allow you to implement this efficiently and effectively, should Gmail decide they want to roll this out widely. Understand Grid View Structure. The grid view will display 4 main pieces of information to recipients about the email.

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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. I am taking this challenge in that way—a wonderful, playful exploration.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

EveryAction

As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones. Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it. As such, for most nonprofit organizations, pursuing strategies to reducing donor losses is the most affordable strategy for increasing net fundraising gains. Unfortunately, across the nonprofit sector, donor retention rates are low and getting worse.

#GivingSkills: Doing #GivingTuesday Differently

Connection Cafe

We’ve all heard of #GivingTuesday.

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.

How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com. Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology. It’s not necessary to stand outside local grocery stores with a bell and a bucket anymore, though that is still effective.

What is a Cloud-Based LMS? What are Its Benefits?

Gyrus

Effective online training is the biggest need of organizations today and a Cloud-Based LMS with its several benefits