Be effective and efficient

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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

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

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

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Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness

Byte Technology

And yet, many non-profits aren’t leveraging one of the most tried-and-true methods of communication: an effective and well-planned email campaign. The post Optimizing an Email Campaign for Fundraising Effectiveness appeared first on Byte Technology’s Nonprofit Web Design Insights Blog.

The 5 ½ Principles of Effective Donor Surveys

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With cost-effective tools like SurveyMonkey and Google Forms, the only reason to use mail-in survey is if it’s best suited to your target audience (e.g., Do you know why your donors give?

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Attention Getters: Tips for Effective Email Marketing

Byte Technology

The post Attention Getters: Tips for Effective Email Marketing appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

Nonprofit Website Effectiveness

Connection Cafe

These top five lessons serve as a good starting point for evaluating the effectiveness of your organization’s website. Top 5 Lessons Learned in 2009: Evaluating Your Website’s Effectiveness. Admittedly, these lessons only scratch the surface of website effectiveness.

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Elements of Effective Storytelling

NonProfit Hub

Let’s look at how you can take advantage of effective storytelling. Elements of effective storytelling in #MyGivingStory entries included all of the following features: The post [INFOGRAPHIC] The Elements of Effective Storytelling appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

5 Ways to Effectively Use Your CRM


The most effective way to consistently communicate with your supporters is through email, a huge majority of Americans check their email at least once a day, and the number is only increasing. With effective testing, you’ll be maximizing the potential of your email program and your CRM.

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.

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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How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations


Effective fundraising, member engagement, and volunteer management all hinge on the ability to collect and easily utilize information about supporters in both online and offline interactions.

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.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Founded in 1981, NALEO Educational Fund achieves its mission through integrated strategies that include increasing the effectiveness of Latino policymakers, mobilizing the Latino community to engage in civic life and promoting policies that advance Latino political engagement.

7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

effective digital testing wherever possible, to fine-tune your messaging and maximize its impact with your audience. Email subject lines, donation page styles, and more can all be tested to determine the most effective styles for your universe. #GivingTuesday is right around the corner!

Golden Rules Of Effective Communication

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. Communicating Communication Effective Communication Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Paul Falcone

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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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.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

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This network effect makes EveryAction donation pages some of the highest-converting in the industry. The Audubon Society's Porter Mason said that EveryAction's network effect "increased conversion rates by a magnitude of 5x to 20x". #2.

Nonprofit Email Design: 20 Tips for More Effective Emails


Maximizing the effectiveness of your email marketing includes understanding and leveraging the latest email design strategies and best practices. Email communications are a critical piece of every nonprofits engagement strategy.

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How to Effectively Engage Lawmakers at Town Hall Meetings

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Town hall meetings held by Members of Congress in 2017 have been one part theater, two parts protest, and usually three parts crazy. Normally about 20 to 40 constituents attend the average town hall meeting held by a House member.

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, […].

The Importance of Heat Mapping for Truly Effective Website Design

Byte Technology

For the past several years Google Analytics has been the go-to tool for parsing a website’s effectiveness for visitors. The post The Importance of Heat Mapping for Truly Effective Website Design appeared first on Byte Technology’s Non-Profit Web Design Insights Blog.

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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?

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.

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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How to avoid the non-profit 'halo effect'


For too long we non-profits have benefited from undue credit for our legal status while for profits face undue criticism for theirs - join the conversation today as we discover that it''s much more effective to focus on impact than legal structure

GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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You are eager to be as effective as possible, but you can’t do it all by yourself. If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your organization’s impact.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

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Testing different positions, colors, and more when it comes to those buttons and navigation options is important to ensure that your homepage is effectively converting traffic. For nonprofits, an effective call to action is paramount.

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Three Metrics to Improve Receivables Effectiveness

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If you have a receivables balance of any type, using the following metrics can set the stage for improving your ability to collect receivables. Financial Management accounting accounts receivable collections

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 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.

Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails

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By using confirmed opt-in you can not only stop these sorts of attacks but when the time comes that something is effective, you can point to your organization employing this best practice to help speed up the recovery process.

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Five Traits Critical To Effective Leadership

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A couple years ago, I was aksed, " 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. Effective Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Linkedin

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.

Effective Online Onboarding Strategies


The report’s Six Stages of an Effective On-boarding Strategy guides you through and answers these questions: Some of the key points that resonated for me were: You don’t have to target everyone. Here is (yet another) compelling reason for your organization to leverage digital channels: the next generation of donors are engaging more on digital platforms and are increasingly looking for a way to support and donate through these channels.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

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Budget effectively The consistency of annual campaigns will help your nonprofit more accurately project the income that you can expect to generate of the course of the year and when you’ll raise it, allowing for more effective planning and budgeting.

Effective Listening Do's And Don'ts

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Effective Listening Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership ListeningHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

The Keys to Effective Communication


And therein lies the catch—just because you feel the urge to say something, doesn’t mean the person or people you want to speak to is going to hear you—or if they do, that your message will have the desired effect. This is the latest guest post from Steven Worth of Plexus Consulting.

Measuring Conservation Effectiveness

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

At a two-day event at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on changing an entire movement. The people attending all believe that we have to focus much more on conservation outcomes: are there more tigers? are there more gorillas? Nick Salafsky used the death of George Washington as an example of what happens when you don't use evidence in making decisions. Apparently, when George got sick, one of the early treatments was to bleed him. When that didn't work, they bled him again. And again.

[Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management

NonProfit Hub

The post [Cause Camp] Keys to Effective Volunteer Management appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. The lifeblood of most organizations comes in a few different forms, but one of the most important is the people who selflessly dedicate hours to your mission—volunteers.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Sending personalized communications, geared toward supporters' interests and preferences is much more effective than broad mass communication, and personas are the tool used to identify exactly who messages should be personalized for.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

One of the most effective ways to boost the number of attendees is for the executive director, fundraisers, and members of the host committee to get on the phone, and follow up on important invitations.

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.