2021

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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Campaign for St. Jude Surpasses $200M Fundraising Goal

NonProfit PRO

Inspiration4 returned from orbit Saturday, raising millions for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the process. Though the campaign goal was met, it will continue raising money through February 2022.

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[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Maximize Virtual Fundraising in 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Pledge. Cost: Free. The pandemic accelerated virtual fundraising trends and changed the fundraising landscape forever. For nonprofits to survive – and thrive – in this new normal, it is essential to understand the all-in-one technology platforms available to help your organization develop an effective virtual fundraising strategy.

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Eight Fundamental Concepts for Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Events

The Fundraising Authority

Fundraising events are a staple part of non-profit development programs worldwide. Your goal as a fundraiser is to make sure that you are maximizing your events to raise as much money as possible, without wasting valuable time and resources. As you plan your fundraising events large, small and in-between, there are eight fundamental concepts that you should keep in mind to ensure that you are raising as much as possible: #1: Fundraising events are still fundraising.

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37 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

Wild Apricot

I was talking to an administrative coordinator recently who had just started at a small nonprofit in Toronto. Although she loved her new role, she was having some trouble figuring out who to reach out to about some industry questions she had. Since.

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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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Top 6 GoFundMe Alternatives for Powerful Fundraisers

Double the Donation

As crowdfunding continues to become an increasingly popular form of fundraising for a wide range of causes, the need for a profitable and easy-to-use platform grows as well. GoFundMe is one of the leading crowdfunding platforms in both the nonprofit and individual fundraising spaces. With its low fees and high rates of success, it can be an excellent choice for all sorts of critical needs, from medical bills to church campaigns and more.

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Does your thank you letter really matter?

Hands on Fundraising

Your thank you letter matters. I recently saw an opinion that I couldn’t disagree with more. I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like this: Donors should be happy with whatever thank you letter they get. Worrying about a real signature or other things is a sign of donor dominance. I would bet that most donors […]. The post Does your thank you letter really matter?

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3 Ways to Increase Engagement with Gamification

Volunteer Hub

Finding new ways to engage volunteers is crucial for nonprofits in 2021. Here are 3 ways nonprofits can increase volunteer engagement with gamification. For those who don’t know, gamification is the application of game principles and rewards into non-game contexts. Incorporating gamification within a volunteer program can help an organization retain and engage valuable supporters.

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Julia Campbell’s Secret Sauce: Expert Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

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Julia Campbell has been helping nonprofits make the most of their social media presences for years. She knows what strategies work on social media, what strategies fail, and how nonprofits can use social channels to make a big impact on their community. Julia C. Campbell. In this interview, Julia shares some of the strategies she teaches her clients, including her secret formula for social media calendars, how nonprofits can improve engagement on their social channels, and the one thing she wish

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Top Nonprofit Influencers to Start Following Today (2020)

Donorbox

In recent years, organizations around the world have been using “influencers” — fitness gurus, beauty bloggers, fashionistas and others — to supercharge your fundraising. Influencers usually endorse products – from lipsticks to cars – by sharing about them on their social media platforms and spread viral conversations about brands online.

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Automation for Nonprofits: 3 Dangerous Pitfalls to Avoid

Candid

How often do you read about the wonders of automation for nonprofits? Chances are, you’ve seen a little bit about this everywhere. As technology continues advancing , we see more articles discussing how automation takes pressure off of staff members and how organizations need to increase their use of software to optimize their communications with supporters. .

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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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3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Fail and How To Avoid Them

NonProfit PRO

In the United States, about 1.5 million nonprofits exist. But, then a natural question is how many of them fail? As we know, during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as many as one-third of nonprofits were at risk of closing their doors. So, what are the top reasons nonprofits fail—aside from a situation like the pandemic? And more importantly, if you're a nonprofit leader and founder, how do you avoid it happening?

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10 LinkedIn Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the eighth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you! Related Webinar: Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits. Launched on May 5, 2003, LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. 51% of its users are college-educated , 20% are senior-level professionals, and the average salary for

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How to Set Sponsorship Levels and Benefits for Your Next Fundraising Event

The Fundraising Authority

For most fundraising events , the majority of your money should be raised through sponsorships. Without a strong focus on sponsors, your event will not reach its true potential. If you are setting an ambitious fundraising goal for your event, it will be far easier to reach that goal if you can raise 50%+ of the revenue from large sponsors than if you are trying to raise 100% through individual ticket sales.

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TikTok for Nonprofits: The Beginner’s Guide

Wild Apricot

First launched in 2017 as a short-form video sharing app used mostly by teens, TikTok has exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people look for entertainment and connection during long periods of lockdown, the hilarity, quirkiness.

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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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10 Tips For Thanking Your Donors With Video

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofits understand the importance of sending acknowledgement letters and making phone calls to thank their donors. These are simple and effective ways of thanking your donors, but creating Thank You videos can help you show rather than tell your supporters how much you appreciate them. By creating thank you videos for your supporters, you are able to give thanks in a more exciting and engaging way.

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Did you miss the day fundraising took a vow of poverty?

Hands on Fundraising

Fundraisers – and fundraising – need to be funded. The pandemic has caused an interesting shake-up: many employers are struggling to find or keep employees. Meanwhile, the nonprofit sector has an unfortunate history of paying poorly – that matches up to a history of short stays for employees. (It always seems like the person who […].

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Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering Online Appeals and Messaging

Bloomerang

This online appeals post is part two in a six-part series. You can read part one here. In part 1 of this series, I outlined my top six fundraising strategies for 2021: . Investing in digital-first fundraising and marketing communications. Mastering online appeals, user experience and messaging. Mastering relevant content marketing. Mastering personalized, customer-centered philanthropy facilitation, especially mid-level and major donors, to increase donor lifetime value.

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The Mother-Led Movement to Save Our Kids’ Climate

Saleforce Nonprofit

By: Devi Thomas, VP of Marketing Communications at Salesforce.org; and Frida Berry Eklund, Founder of Our Kids’ Climate. This Mother’s Day, I find myself pondering how much my kids have actually taught me. Even as a child, I was always drawn to all the great causes out there. But now, as a mom to two boys, my kids have shown me the well-paved path to a lifestyle of accidental activism.

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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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4 Reasons Why Hybrid Fundraising Events Are Here To Stay (And Why That’s A Good Thing)

Kindful

To say that 2020 was a year of change is an understatement. Events are typically near the top of every nonprofit organization’s list of disrupted activities and strategies. While few are missing the stress of hoping the caterer brings the right appetizers, the right video plays at the right time, and the board chair stays within their allotted speech length, losing a big chunk of expected revenue due to a cancelled or postponed event brought about a different kind of stress.

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Still Publishing Donor Names? Ditch the List

Blue Avocado

“We nonprofits often put a great deal of time and effort into our annual reports, especially compared with how briefly most recipients will look at them,” begins the Blue Avocado article, The Secret to a High Impact Annual Report. “Rather than slave and anguish over the parts almost no one will read anyway,” the author […]. The post Still Publishing Donor Names?

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Quick tips for nonprofits seeking grants

Candid

One of the most common questions Candid’s team of expert librarians get on our Ask Us page is “how do I get a grant?” To help answer this question, we’ve created a short (two-minute) video with some quick tips for nonprofits seeking grants. In it, you’ll hear three top tips about how to: demonstrate your nonprofit’s credibility, find a funder that’s likely to be interested in the work you do, and tailor your approach to speak to a funder’s interests.

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How the Supply Chain Problem Affects Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

The supply chain issue in the U.S. and abroad is something that affects all of us. However, it has ramifications for your nonprofit beyond what you may think. Sure, if you’re an organization reliant on providing things to people you serve, it could be an incredible challenge.

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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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Top 5 Reasons Tech Team Augmentation is Necessary for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Brian Greenwald , Nonprofit Superfan at Generate_Impact – a human-centered technology services company focused solely on celebrating and serving humanitarian, social impact and sustainability organizations and causes. First of all, what is “Tech Team Augmentation”? Not exactly a term that rolls off the tongue. Simply put, “Tech Team Aug” means establishing a dedicated tech services partner for your nonprofit.

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The Top 8 Ways to Increase Your Prospect List

The Fundraising Authority

Like great sales organizations, great development operations need a constant stream of prospects… individuals, companies, and foundations that are, or are likely to be, interested enough in your mission to donate funds to your non-profit. Creating and growing a prospect list is one of the key responsibilities of your fundraising team. Here are eight ways to keep that list growing and working for your school, church, or charity: 1.

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7 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit + 10 Great Examples

Wild Apricot

Take a look at your website. Would it encourage you to donate? If the answer is no, your potential donors probably feel the same way. Think of your website as your personal assistant. Once set up properly to receive donations, it makes it easy for.

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10 Simple Strategies for a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Get Fully Funded

With Giving Tuesday in the rear view, it’s tempting to forgo a year-end giving campaign and coast to the end of the year, catching up on work and enjoying the holidays. But don’t! This is NOT the time to take your foot off the gas! A year-end giving campaign is your chance to win over donors when they are in a giving frame of mind. Almost one-third of total giving to nonprofits happens in December, and 12% happens in the LAST THREE DAYS of December , according to Network for Good.

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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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Fundraising for introverts – how you can build genuine relationships

Hands on Fundraising

Are you an introvert? I finished the second interview of the day. I’d been gathering information to create appeals or other communications for clients. The people I spoke with were interesting and kind. I enjoyed speaking with them. And yet, I was worn out. If you understand what I mean, hello, introvert. A personality difference, […]. The post Fundraising for introverts – how you can build genuine relationships appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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4 Strategies to Increase Donor Loyalty

Bloomerang

Did you know as many as 81% percent of new donors don’t return to give again? And only 43% of all donors remain loyal? Do you know what your retention rates are or how to increase donor loyalty? The sorry state of donor retention has been a topic of discussion for at least the past decade, since the Fundraising Effectiveness Project Report began collecting data.

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1 Million Trailhead Badges: Lessons from Salesforce.org’s Trailhead Journey

Saleforce Nonprofit

If you’ve been part of the Salesforce community for a while, you’ve certainly heard of Trailhead — the fun way to learn about all things Salesforce. You may have even earned some badges. Behind the scenes, there’s a Salesforce.org team that dreamed big and delivered on Trailhead to the tune of six-figure results. As we cross the milestone of having 1 million Trailhead badges earned, now is a great opportunity to reflect and share key takeaways on what our team learned through the process of desi

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5 Creative Angles to Consider for Your Next Fundraising Campaign

Classy

When it comes to fundraising for your nonprofit, creativity is key. Launching a unique campaign can set your organization apart by creating a buzz around your mission, engaging new audiences, and getting people excited to participate in something meaningful. . Below, we’ve highlighted five creative angles to consider for your next fundraising campaign, complete with five nonprofit examples to show how these ideas can be brought to life. .

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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.