Key Findings From the Fundraising Effectiveness Survey: Where Do We Go From Here?

Connection Cafe

Last week, our friends at AFP released the 2015 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report. Nonprofit Fundraising donor retention Donor Stewardship Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Welcome Series

Be effective and efficient

Connection Cafe

No matter where you work, we all want to work smarter, not harder—to be effective and efficient and to reduce the stress of the daily grind. Here are five steps to keep you focused on the stuff that matters. Fundraising Analytics Goals measure proactive process reporting simplify

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2 Proven Ways to Maximize Fundraising Effectiveness


Every nonprofit who relies on fundraising to accomplish their mission looks for more effective ways to raise money and improve donor retention. Fundraising effectiveness is an ongoing, evolving, and challenging reality. Get the full Fundraising Effectiveness Report here.

8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use VoIP Effectively


The post 8 Ways Nonprofits Can Use VoIP Effectively appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Voice over Internet Protocol is a hot-topic amongst small businesses and nonprofit organizations, because it provides greater utility compared to traditional phones at almost half the cost. However, not all organizations take advantage of the feature-rich phones of the future. Of course there is nothing wrong with using a VoIP phone, well, as a phone, […].

7 Steps To Effective Nonprofit Email Marketing


Here are 7 tips to increase the effectiveness your nonprofit’s email marketing campaigns today. The post 7 Steps To Effective Nonprofit Email Marketing appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Devore Tech.

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Webinars: Designing Effective Learning Experiences

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post summarizes some learning research and offers some tips for delivering effective webinars. What are your tips and tricks for designing and delivering effective webinars? If you deliver training on webinar platforms, you need to understand how people learn.

10 Steps to a More Effective Nonprofit Website


It’s official; we launched our new full service creative agency for nonprofits this week – GUIDE Creative – Where we LOVE web design and making effective nonprofit website(s)! — Creating an effective nonprofit website isn’t easy.

Are You Engaging Donors Effectively?


Is your nonprofit effectively engaging donors? Are you moving donors up the ladder of engagement? And, if you were surveyed on your donor engagement, would your org fall under the good, the bad, or the ugly?

How To Write Effective Emails


Given the amount of communication platforms that are available these days, how much time are you devoting to putting together your email content? Do you have a habit of simply copying some direct mail text and wacking the whole thing out the door?

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Create Effective Nonprofit Websites Using 3 Simple Suggestions


— Now I’ll suppress my excitement about our launch for another passion – tips 5, 6 and 7 in our series of posts on effective nonprofit websites. Let’s get right into the next three best practices for effective nonprofit websites.

More Effective Nonprofit Websites in 2 Simple Steps (part 2)


Part two of our four part series on Effective Nonprofit Websites. Make sure to read part one if you missed it: Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions.

10 Simple Fundraising Tips Guaranteed to Improve Effectiveness


Looking to be a more effective fundraiser? Register for our monthly Event Fundraising eNewsletter to receive more practical fundraising tips like these in your inbox. Register Now ! Or, do you work for a nonprofit and need to find ways to equip those who fundraise on your behalf?

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Predictive Modeling vs. Wealth Screening: Effective Segmentation Programs Require a Healthy Mix

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Whenever I am on the road with clients the conversation always turns to a debate about the value of predictive modeling vs. the value of traditional wealth screening. It’s a great debate.

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5 Features of Effective Email Newsletters

John Haydon

The post 5 Features of Effective Email Newsletters appeared first on John Haydon. Imagine a world where every email newsletter you sent out directly impacted the results of your organization.

The Top 10 Most Effective Donation Form Optimizations You Can Make

Connection Cafe

Online giving was up 13.5% in 2013 and has been growing by double digits ever since. Though it still doesn’t represent a massive amount of total giving, it’s well worth the effort to optimize your online channels in order to get the best possible performance out of it.

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That’s why I’ve added a new workshop on running and facilitating effective virtual meetings. However, as this word cloud from a recent workshop I did on virtual meetings illustrates, there are many challenges to running effective virtual or hybrid meetings.

Infographic: 8 Effective Social Media Strategies


But these social media strategy tips will definitely help you engage your community more effectively. Even though social media has been around for several years, many organizations have not adapted a formal social media strategy.

3 Key Elements for Effective Nonprofit Storytelling

John Haydon

The post 3 Key Elements for Effective Nonprofit Storytelling appeared first on John Haydon. What makes someone donate to your cause? Is it the design of your landing page? Is it your email messages? Your mobile-friendly fundraising software?

Does Rigorous Data Analysis Thwart Effective Storytelling by Non-Profits?

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Her most controversial point was: “Rigorous data gathering and analysis can get in the way of effective storytelling by non-profits.”. If the latter, they would have enough understanding of the methods that they could find the right data scientist/geek and able to work effectively with them.

Marketing Tools for Your Nonprofit and When They’re Effective

NonProfit Hub

The post Marketing Tools for Your Nonprofit and When They’re Effective appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Lately, we’ve been talking about taking an integrated marketing approach.

5 Tips for Nonprofits To Host Effective Walking Meetings

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@kanter A walking meeting in progress. Gotta take advantage of these #nyc streets + great weather! cc @ynpnnyc Christopher Chavez (@mr_tumnus) May 2, 2014.

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Is Going into Full Effect – Are You Ready?

Connection Cafe

The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014 and is applicable to anyone who sends commercial electronic messages. When this law first came into effect in Canada, it caused widespread panic. This means that if you have an email address in your email house file belonging to a Canadian, even if your nonprofit is based in the U. or any other country outside of Canada, this law applies to you.

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Get LinkedIn or Get Left Out: Using LinkedIn Effectively


With this tool, your marketing team can collaborate with those in your industry and in related industries regarding marketing tips, the state of the industry and other factors that have a strong influence on delivering an effective marketing strategy.

5 Common Sense Approaches To Effective Nonprofit Digital Marketing


Being flashy and eye catching is important, but so is effective utilization of the advertising medium. The post 5 Common Sense Approaches To Effective Nonprofit Digital Marketing appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

10 Ways To Segment Donors To Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Effectiveness


It seems intuitive, but ensuring you’re sending millennials a text message alert or an email is far more effective than sending them a direct mail. Image courtesy of Fundraiser Help.

From Dysfunctional To Dynamic: Tips For Effective Board Meetings

Wild Apricot Blog

Here are highlights from our Expert Webinar – Tools For More Effective Board Meetings – with Rick Lent. leadership webinars

Create a More Effective Nonprofit Website Using These 2 Simple Suggestions


Effective nonprofit websites don’t exist as boutiques to show off information. From our extensive research and work with nonprofits in creating strategic, impactful websites, we’ve uncovered and organized a list of the top 10 elements of an effective nonprofit website.

How to Effectively Use an Email Welcome Series to Boost New Donor Acquisition

Connection Cafe

If you haven’t already, start thinking about how this would work at your organization to improve people’s experience and increase the effectiveness of your online donor acquisition and online fundraising efforts. Guest post by Ryan King , Blackbaud’s Sr. Channel Marketing Manager.

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How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In short, you don’t spend enough time in either mode for your brain to be effective. Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess. Be honest.

From 2005 to 2015: The Radical Effect of Social Media on Nonprofit Web Design

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The average person worldwide has five social media accounts and spends an average of 1 hour and 40 minutes browsing these networks every day. In 2005 Facebook was only open to college students and professors, Twitter didn’t exist, and the iPhone was still in concept mode.

7 Tips for Running Effective Nonprofit Board Meetings

NonProfit Hub

Each meeting has several regular business items that need to be covered, such as reviewing previous meeting minutes, reports and discussing new and old business—but how you set up the meeting can dictate its effectiveness.

Using Social Media Effectively and Powerful Tactics Workshop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Program outcomes: Guidance on developing an effective integrated social media strategy to support your mission. Practical frameworks and guidelines for effectively developing an integrated content strategy and measurement practice. Social Media Master Class.

The Effectiveness of Celebrity Spokespeople in Social Fundraisers


Read the full white paper to learn everything there is to know about the effectiveness of celebrities as social fundraisers … Social Media Friends Asking Friends Geoff Livingston Social Fundraising Social media for social good

How A Small Nonprofit Effectively Used Facebook Ads

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11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager

Nonprofit Tech for Good

11 Qualities of an Effective Social Media Manager. Being an effective social media manager is both an art and a skill. Effective social media managers enjoy engaging with and responding to comments on social media sites.

The Ecosystem of Good: How We’ll Revolutionize Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

That would be more than just a ripple effect. It all comes down to the network effect. Technology can create an unprecedented network effect that builds a better world and fuels an ecosystem of good.

The Moneyball Effect: Using Your Data


Maddie and I were lucky enough to attend a cool event put on by Avectra a few weeks ago, that they called The Moneyball Effect.

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The Aunt Mabel Effect (a lesson from Digital Leap)


So what is the The Aunt Mable Effect? Give her the tools to easily and effectively become an ambassador for your organization. And what have YOU found to be highly effective in building these types of relationships?

How Do We Measure Nonprofit Effectiveness?


Nell Edgington. President. Social Velocity. If each nonprofit organization is now creating their own theory of change, and their own outcome and impact measurements, how do we compare those to another nonprofit’s outcome and impact measures?


3 Ways You Can Say “My CRM Is Effective”


This makes every interaction more meaningful, powerful, and effective. The post 3 Ways You Can Say “My CRM Is Effective” appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of Blackbaud.