GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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

Your Official #19NTC Local's Guide to Portland

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

We’re eagerly packing our bags, and can’t wait to see our nonprofit friends and family from around the country at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference in Portland, Oregon.

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For full instructions on running voter registration and other types of civic engagement campaigns, download our nonprofit guide today! For more tips on navigating legal boundaries and planning a full campaign, download the complete guide below!

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool. By appealing to a wide range of our senses, videos capture our attention and activate our emotions, unlike any other medium.

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Using this process to identify different types of donors in your universe is extremely useful in guiding your efforts to segment your list and fine tune the messaging that you use for each group.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


We created this guide to help you build just that. The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign.

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The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


We created this guide to help you build just that. For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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Your Official #NN17 Local's Guide to Atlanta


We know this is a local's guide, but lets face it - any restaurant list in Atlanta would be incomplete without including this super touristy mess of a restaurant. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated progressive conferences of the year and we're so excited to be headed down South to the front lines of social change.

How Lean Principles Guide Your Mission

Connection Cafe

The most successful social good organizations are always learning and iterating to stay on top of their game, but exactly how they learn and iterate is crucial to their successes and failures and to their impact on the world. Ann Mei Chang, author of?

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Nonprofit Membership Programs: A How-To Guide

NonProfit Hub

The post Nonprofit Membership Programs: A How-To Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. If you’re looking for new ways to keep your supporters engaged, consider launching a membership program.

My Guide Dog Ate My Paycheck

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Liz had just gotten back from getting her new guide dog, Welton. She told an enthralled audience all about the ten stages of guide dog training and the process of being matched up with a dog. dog Halperin guide dog paycheck Bookshare Liz

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Best Practice Guide to Purposeful Website Wireframes

Connection Cafe

According to Wikipedia, a wireframe is a “visual guide that represents the skeletal framework of a website” If you’re going through a design project, you’ll likely see wireframes after a user research phase and possibly a sitemap phase.

Your Official 17NTC Local's Guide to DC


We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly-anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year and, seeing as it will be hosted in Washington, DC, our team wanted to share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, and enjoy the sights while visiting for 17NTC. Check out the list below and make sure to read the travel tips at the end! The Dabney. With locally-sourced dishes that change daily, the Dabney recently received a Michelin star and is worth the wait.

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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

Analytics is all the rage in development offices. Data scientists and prospect researchers on the nonprofit payroll are working side by side to mine data within the nonprofit’s information system and create models that predict who is likely to give—and who is not.

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A Nonprofit's Guide to Improving Digital Engagement


With this informative guide, we share ideas to help you improve your digital engagement. Covered inside this guide are topics including: Strategies for growing your email list.

A Guide to Evaluating Networks

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Fast forward five years, Madeleine has published a new guide on evaluating networks. A Guide to Evaluating Networks – Guest Post By Madeleine Taylor. The guide can be downloaded at

The Social Media Pocket Guide


————— From real-time marketing to pay to play, social TV and more, the Pocket Guide by SpredFast can help your team stay up to date on today’s social realities. The post The Social Media Pocket Guide appeared first on SocialFish.

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Your Official Netroots Guide to Shopping Local (and Progressive) in Phoenix


That's why, with help from the awesome folks at Local First Arizona , I've put together an eating, drinking, shopping, and local attractions guide to supporting local and progressive businesses in Phoenix!

Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

Connection Cafe

In order to move donors to higher levels of commitment, you must understand the journey and steps required to guide them. As you engage donors, your focus should be on guiding them up the donor pyramid—to the next level commitment.

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Your Ultimate Year-End Giving Guide

NonProfit Hub

The post Your Ultimate Year-End Giving Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Rejoice, fundraisers—after months of hearing “I only give toward the end of the calendar year,” donors are finally in the spirit of giving.

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Book Giveaway: Mazarine Treyz, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising

Amy Sample Ward

She’s worked in development offices of all sizes and has recently put her years of experience and training down on paper in The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising. And here’s what she shared: Mazarine Treyz, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Fundraising.

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Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Here’s a step-by-step guide to get your nonprofit staff walking their way to more productive work. According to the Feet First Walking Guide: One on One Meetings: Meeting as a pair tends to be easy.

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Craft a Writing Style Guide for Your Website


Creating a style guide for your website will boost the quality of your site’s content. Here are some key elements in creating an effective writing style guide. Don’t make the list as long as your chosen style guide. Create a separate style guide for writers on each continent.

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology


Don’t forget to download our CRM shopping guide (below) for step-by-step instructions for navigating the entire process, including helpful worksheets and more! For more, click below to download our step-by-step guide to shopping for a CRM for your nonprofit!

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Professional Guides — Pistachio

AFP Blog

Professional Guides — Pistachio: "Professional GuidesIndustry-specific guides to Twitter, by profession.".

A short guide to businesses who are paying volunteers


We''ve talked about ways you can recruit paid volunteers - today, let''s get specific and explore the types of businesses you want to recruit at in order to find paid volunteers

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Emergency Response Guide

Connection Cafe

Download and put our " Be Prepared When Your Mission Calls " rapid response fundraising guide to work for you. A few of the top takeaways from the guide include: Respond Quickly — When communicating during times of crisis, simplicity and effectiveness are far more important than design or prose. Author: Kent Gilliam. Is your organization working to ready itself to respond to the needs caused by the earthquake in Japan? Convio wants to help you.

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Digital Marketing Plan For Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide (2017)

Nonprofits Source

By the end of this guide, you’ll learn how to get your content read … how to build brand authority & trust… And how to grow your revenues online. The post Digital Marketing Plan For Nonprofits: The Definitive Guide (2017) appeared first on.

The Year-End Survival Guide for Community Foundations

Connection Cafe

Microsoft Support offers how-to guides and tutorials on merge template creation. By almost any measure, and in almost every industry, December is the busiest month of the year. This is especially true for community foundations.

7 Step Policy Guide for Nonprofit Operating Reserves

Connection Cafe

In part two of this series, “ How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves ,” we examined common factors that organizations should take into account when considering how much to set aside for their operating reserves.

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Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review | Socialbrite

AFP Blog

Periscope for Nonprofits: A Quick Guide & Review | Socialbrite : 'via Blog this

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Your Nonprofit’s Complete Guide To The Cloud


A 4 step guide to a successful tech implementation. The post Your Nonprofit’s Complete Guide To The Cloud appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of IT Business Edge.

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A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits


… Web Design Guide creative Nonprofit web design web designWhat goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action?

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Style Guide: Investor Presentations

NonProfit Hub

Below we’ve got a guide to the differences between business casual, smart casual and business professional and when is the right time to wear each. Try taking a peek at Vu Le’s guide for nonprofit success for an in-depth look at colors and what certain articles of clothing convey. The post Style Guide: Investor Presentations appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Feeling comfortable in your work environment is an important part of your company culture.

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Social Media Guide for Nonprofits


If you're nonprofit wants to ramp up its social media posting strategy, check out this One-Page Social Media Posting Guide by , which offers tips on content strategy, the best times to post social media updates, and understanding your audiences.

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Ten Sample Guiding Business Principles

Eric Jacobsen Blog

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot

Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples. year-end-giving-campaign year-end-giving

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30 Steps to Guide Your Nonprofit Website Redesign


At EveryAction, we know redesigning nonprofit websites can be an overwhelming process. We believe a successful nonprofit requires a strong digital presence an d that a strong website is the foundation of any successful digital campaign. nonprofit website redesign nonprofit websites

SEO For Nonprofits: A Beginners Guide To Digital Marketing Success

Nonprofits Source

What this guide is : An introduction of the top 23 SEO best practices that will help get your content ranked in 2017, including: On page SEO factors – factors that are visible to your audience at the page level. Take this guide as an example.

The (Un) Guide to Conferences: What NOT to Do


Spring is in the air and for the nonprofit community, that means the … CRM Interactive Nonprofit Management Technology #bbcon Nonprofit Conferences tips and tricks

Get your Online Community Software Selection Guide!


Whether you’re looking to switch solutions or need to launch a new community, the downloadable guide will give you a healthy head start by giving you answers on how the vendors would respond to most of your initial questions.

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A Field Guide to Mobile Payments

AFP Blog

A Field Guide to Mobile Payments : Have you ever had to turn a donor away at an event because you could only accept cash or checks? With mobile payment processing tools, you can accept donations from anywhere, at any time. Not sure what your options are? We''ve compiled tools and resources on mobil

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Social charity spy: Guide Dogs’ Pavement Parking campaign

AFP Blog

Social charity spy: Guide Dogs’ Pavement Parking campaign : "In our first round-up of charities making the most of social media to help their campaigns go viral we highlight Guide Dogs’ Pavement Parking campaign, a hashtag from Forget Me Not Children’s Hospital and a film from Save the Children" ''via Blog this

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