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10 Facebook Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the sixth 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!

Setting The Tone: The Impact of Music Choice in Video Development

Association TV

Why do people love to meticulously create curated playlists for events, for their day or for a certain mood? Well, it’s because they want to evoke a specific feeling or vibe with every selected tune.

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Our Takeaway from ASAE Annual: An Increasing Demand for Data Insights

Association Analytics

Last week our team had the opportunity to attend the ASAE Annual virtual conference. As a key sponsor of the event, we spoke with many association teams at our virtual booth to learn how they are adapting and responding to changes in the market

WordPress 5.6 is Coming: PHP 8 is Already Here

Byte Technology

Enhanced performance and better security are the benefits of the recent release of PHP 8. Developers will find the improvements useful and might find it challenging as well.

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.

Remote Work for Associations: 5 Real-World Techniques and Tips

Gravitate

Gravitate Solutions has actively supported teleworking /remote work for our whole team from our founding in 2007. 85% of our people are located at one of our two office locations (Alexandria, VA and Springfield, MO) but we also have individual employees working in 6 states and 3 countries.

The Woman Behind the Blue Fox Logo: An Interview with Juhli Greene

Blue Fox

The f amous art director Paul Rand said, “ Design is the silent am bassador of your b rand. ” In my opinion, no truer words c ould des cribe the art of branding. A log o is a window into the values, traits and personality of a company. Get it right and your lo g o ( a.

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Honoring Our Veterans

VisionLink

Visionlink joins with Americans nationwide to honor our military servicemembers, their families, and our nation's veterans today, November 11th. We ask of these good people their willingness to offer the ultimate sacrifice for our country. We do not take that request, or their offer, lightly.

How data silos hurt your association and how to break them down

Nimble AMS

Data silos. You hear the term, and you know they’re not good for organizations. So, why do so many organizations still have them? Let’s think about how data silos come about in the first place: Organizations often implement systems to achieve specific tasks.

Foar From Home: Go For Tomorrow

DipJar

Four Veterans. 3,000 Nautical Miles. 50 Days. In December 2021, four Veterans will launch from the Canary Islands to row 3,000 nautical miles across the Atlantic Ocean to Antigua in effort to raise awareness for Veteran PTSD and Veteran Suicide.

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.

[FREE WEBINAR] 4 Fundraising Trends for 2021 and Beyond

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST. Presented by: Classy. Cost: Free. Each year, Classy announces fundraising trends to look out for in the coming year, but unforeseen events and variables in 2020 made predicting this year’s trends, without a doubt, the most difficult yet.

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Fundraiser vs. Friendraiser vs. Waste of Time

The Fundraising Authority

Last night, I was watching an old episode of The Office (US version) that brought a common non-profit problem to mind. In this episode , Michael is getting chided (over the phone) by the corporate office for spending too much money holding office parties.

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How Data is Helping Associations Become More Agile

Association Analytics

There’s a growing demand for data within associations to help inform decision-making during this time of uncertainty and change.

The Best Donation Platforms for Nonprofits

Whole Whale

If you’re getting people to your website, how are you getting them to make you a donation you can’t refuse? We’re asked this question a lot at Whole Whale. Here are our picks for the top donation platforms for nonprofits to help optimize your digital fundraising efforts.

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.

Nucleus named data analytics solution of the Association Laboratory Research Alliance

Gravitate

Gravitate Solutions is pleased to report that Nucleus has been named the official data analytics solution for the Association Laboratory Research Alliance.

A Few Thoughts From Our CEO, Chantal

Blue Fox

On: Doing the Best we Can in the Moment Last week I had the privilege to speak to nonprofiteers all over the country at Nonprofit Hub's Cause Camp 2020. After I acknowledged that 2020 is basically a dumpster fire, I took an informal poll of the audience to see how everyone was feeling.

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37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2020

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in August 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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How to Write Awesome Emails Your Donors Want to Read

Network for Good

When you want to contact your donors, chances are, you email them. And so does everybody else. Your donors, through no fault of their own, have inboxes that are constantly bogged down with messages from various organizations, businesses, stores, news outlets, and bloggers.

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Why the Most Advanced Disaster Relief Software Saves You Time & Money

VisionLink

Visionlink announces new disaster relief and disaster operations modules, and now all listed on one page to share with your staff and stakeholders. See the list now: [link] Saving Time and Money Like No Other We license differently — once a user is licensed, they can use any module at any time.

New opportunities to engage with your members – even after a year of disruption

Nimble AMS

What a year it’s been for associations! As if keeping up with member interests and expectations weren’t challenging enough, 2020 came along and it was like the ground shifted. Nearly every aspect of members’ lives have been disrupted in some way.

Encouraging Networking at Your Virtual Event

AccelEvents

Virtual events offer a lot of benefits to an event organizer. They provide access to a wider audience, can allow for more diverse content, can create better sponsorship opportunities, keep attendees safe from coronavirus risks, and provide a much greater return on investment.

[FREE WEBINAR] 5 Powerful Strategies for Your 2021 Annual Fundraising Plan

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: MobileCause. Cost: Free. 2020 has presented nonprofits, and the world at large, with plenty of challenges and changes.

How to do social media marketing during the pandemic

Socialbrite

Whether your nonprofit’s mission is wildlife preservation or another worthy cause, take steps to keep supporters engaged and involved. Photo by smarko/Pixabay). Post by Alma Causey.

CASE Leverages Acumen to Identify Opportunities to Improve Retention and Recruitment

Association Analytics

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) selected Acumen as their business intelligence platform to gain more insight into members’ needs. CASE is the global non-profit association dedicated to educational advancement—alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services—who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society

Top 4 Use Cases Of LMS For Training Retail Workforce

Gyrus

Understanding the major Use Cases of an LMS for Retail training is important for retail outlets that wish to boost the productivity of their retail workforce

Leveraging Virtual Event Platforms

Gravitate

Covid-19 has changed the way associations engage with their members and the industry as a whole.

How to Create a Fairly Meaningful Budget for 2021

Blue Fox

Sometimes budgets can feel like necessary evils instead of tools (how we think of them). Even scarier is creating a budget for 2021 after 2020’s dumpster fire of a year. Everything is uncertain. So, how can you plan for the future?

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27 Amazing Nonprofit Podcasts To Check Out In 2020

Wild Apricot

You'll find inspiring and educational podcasts on every topic from social media and nonprofit technology to cause marketing and fundraising ideas. Check out these 27 great podcasts for nonprofits to get started

4 Ways to Measure Volunteer Program Return on Investment (ROI)

Volunteer Hub

Your organization’s volunteer program is an important driver toward mission. Here are 4 ways to measure volunteer program ROI and ensure you are getting the highest amount of value. Chances are, volunteers play an important role in your organization.

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Activating for Hurricane Laura

VisionLink

With one of the highest 24-hour intensification rates, Hurricane Laura will be a tremendously serious storm, and another of nearly 300 named disasters from which we build expertise and readiness to offer help.

A love letter from Nimble AMS

Nimble AMS

Don’t be fooled by the others – I’m the perfect partner for you. I know there are many AMSs after your love, so I’ve written this letter to you to show why I’m the one who can make your dreams come true.

Experiential Marketing Through Virtual Events

AccelEvents

If you want to make a lasting impression on your virtual event attendees, then you need to move beyond a basic branded online event and create something more immersive. . An experiential event focuses on the attendee and is part of an experiential marketing campaign.

[WEBINAR] Website & Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2020. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT (2 hours). Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder and Editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Cost: $10 (USD).

Nonprofit COVID-19 Resource List

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