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

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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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.

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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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?

Is Your Nonprofit's Content Effective?


Are Google Analytics your best friend? Does data that gives you insight into your fundraising and advocacy strategy make you happy? If not, they should be. Analytics and metrics are what should be informing your content, your strategy, and your nonprofit campaigns.

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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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.

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.

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

Connection Cafe

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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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?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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.

5 Tips for Nonprofits To Host Effective Walking Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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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.

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

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

6 Effective Ways to Thank Donors for a Lasting Relationship


To that point, we’ve compiled 6 effective ways to thank donors this giving season. This example gif by the United Nations Foundation is simple, clean, and effective. The Blue Green Alliance sends out this simple but effective monthly newsletter.

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?

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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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.

The Five Traits Of An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I was recently asked, " What five most important traits must a leader have to be effective ?" That means effectively communicating timely and consistent messages during good and bad times. And, hearing from their leaders in person versus e-mail and written memos is even more effective.