Informed Delivery: A Year-End Fundraising Strategy You May Have Overlooked

NonProfit PRO

Informed Delivery can increase the effectiveness of your direct mail fundraising campaign while decreasing your postage costs. Annual Campaigns Direct Mail direct mail Informed Delivery Strategy Year-End

Reverse Board Inaction With Informative Reports 

NonProfit PRO

During the meeting — and this may be the only activity that happens at the meeting — there will be reports. Sometimes it feels like one report after another with an occasional question thrown-in and some member moving, and then the board votes to accept the report. And then, the meeting is over.

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Don’t Risk Your Donors’ Data: How Nonprofits Can Protect Sensitive Information

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits that fail to protect sensitive information risk exposing their donors’ personal information, and losing their trust and financial support along the way.

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How to Get Program Impact Information for Your Donor

NonProfit PRO

One of the most difficult aspects of fundraising is getting enough program impact information to give to the donor.

How To Thrive On Information Overload

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Ross Dawson ’s new book, Thriving On Overload , provides you practical insights and strategies to build a positive relationship with information and excel at work and all your ventures. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Information Ross Dawson Thriving On Overload

Webinar Recap: NCACPA Leverages Data to Inform Key Business Decisions

Association Analytics

The North Carolina Association of CPAs (NCACPA) is focused on providing superior service to its 13,000+ members in the accounting profession and community. They’re dedicated to monitoring changes within the profession and ensuring members receive necessary resources and updates.

Do You Inform Donors Of These 2 Giving Opportunities?


Towards this end, why not be prepared to inform donors of giving opportunities of which they may not be aware? How to Inform Donors of Giving Opportunities . Here is a templated letter from Stelter you can update for 2021 and send to inform donors of new contribution opportunities.

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How to Keep Your Nonprofit Informed of Cybersecurity Threats


For many nonprofits, staying informed of cybersecurity threats can be a challenge — along with prioritizing their response to them. This is especially true in light of how the landscape of threats is ever-evolving.

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Using Data to Inform Your Membership Decisions

Joy of Membership

Jamie Beaulieu and I had a great conversation on this week’s podcast about how membership organizations can use data to inform decision-making and strategy. The post Using Data to Inform Your Membership Decisions appeared first on The Joy of Membership™. Happy Tuesday!

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What’s The Best Way To Share Tax Information With Donors?


Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on best practices around sharing tax information with donors. First, I’m not really comfortable with the way we inform donors of the tax-deductibility of their gifts.

Information Technology Lead in the USA or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

Cloud for Good is seeking an Information Technology Lead to build the internal technology department within the organization. The post Information Technology Lead in the USA or Canada appeared first on Cloud for Good. The IT Lead will be responsible for overseeing and managing Cloud for Good’s internal technology infrastructure and IT Security. This role will report to the VP, People + Operations.

Statistics Canada releases information on rural nonprofits in Canada

Charity Village

The post Statistics Canada releases information on rural nonprofits in Canada appeared first on CharityVillage. According to a new release from Statistics Canada, in 2019 there were over 130,000 nonprofit organizations in Canada, of which nearly one quarter (22.5%) were in rural Canada.

What is Information Architecture? The Un-Flashy Key to Nonprofit Website Success


While I applaud the designers of these templates for the beauty and even the adaptability of the templates to fit a variety of website types, I want to make a case for the value of a good Information Architecture. Information Architecture (IA) is the structural design of a website.

7 Benefits of Stored Payment Information

Nimble AMS

Amazon never asks me to enter payment information at checkout. Instead, payment information is stored under the Manage Payment Options under My Account. Once your stored payment information is established, every time you checkout it is a snap!

Why trauma-informed workplaces are necessary to support nonprofit staff and volunteers

Charity Village

I start to feel paralyzed – frozen – unable to process more information or take in anything else. The post Why trauma-informed workplaces are necessary to support nonprofit staff and volunteers appeared first on CharityVillage.

Ask Maureen: Collecting Information from Nonprofit Supporters


Dear Maureen, What information should we collect from our nonprofit’s supporters? Once someone is signed up for your email, you may want to collect more detailed interest information from them through a short survey.

Become the trusted information source for your industry

Nimble AMS

Who can you trust for information these days? Research sources (if you trust them) show that the American public distrusts common information sources: According to Pew Research Center, Americans’ trust in the federal government is at near historic lows.

Candid and COVID-19: Getting information to a world in crisis


Candid responded by publishing a website that provided information on funding for coronavirus relief, resources for nonprofits and individuals, news on the pandemic, and more. For several months, we raced to keep ahead of the information pouring in.

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Keeping Volunteer Information Secure from Cyber Theft & Data Leaks


In the era of “hacking” and information being easily accessible on the internet, it’s no surprise that people are ever more concerned about privacy and information security, especially at nonprofits. The post Keeping Volunteer Information Secure from Cyber Theft & Data Leaks appeared first on VolunteerMark Blog.

The Difference Between Informal And Formal Mentoring

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Sometimes, though, not everyone understands the important difference between informal mentoring and formal mentoring. As a leader in your workplace, consider establishing a formal mentoring program to supplement the informal mentoring that is surely taking place at your company/organization.

Data Are Not Information


By Jeff Stanger, Director, Center for Digital Information We are obsessed with data — big data, open data, linked data, personal data, government data, visualized data. It's important that we don't confuse "data" for "information." Data are only the raw material of information. Unlike data alone, information carries meaning, relevance and utility. So how do we get from data to information? Information equals data plus communication.

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National Information and Referral Services Day


In 2011 the Senate passed S.RES.241 declaring November 16 as "National Information and Referral Services Day" at the request of the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS). Information and Referral connects people with services to find a solution to a variety of issues about housing, food, legal issues, family support, health care, jobs, schooling and much more. One such services is 2-1-1 , a phone number used to access information about community services.

Community Brands Acquires BigSIS, a Fully Integrated Student Management Platform

NonProfit PRO

News/Stats/Studies Software/Technology Acquisition BigSIS Community Brands SIS Student information systemCommunity Brands has acquired BigSIS, expanding its capabilities to better meet the needs of private and independent schools.

Difference Between Information Governance And Data Governance

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In today’s digitized world, more and more companies are realizing and utilizing concepts such as Information Governance and data governance to stay on top of the competition. In this piece of information, we will talk about both of these concepts in detail to develop a clear and complete understanding about both. It offers a strategic framework for businesses that want to manage their information.

Leadership Legacy: Creating Your Narrative Through Resiliency and a Trauma Informed Lens

Charity Village

The post Leadership Legacy: Creating Your Narrative Through Resiliency and a Trauma Informed Lens appeared first on CharityVillage.

Statistics Canada releases information on charitable donations in 2020

Charity Village

Statistics Canada has issued new information on charitable donors in the year 2020. Click here to read the full release, which includes detailed demographic information. The post Statistics Canada releases information on charitable donations in 2020 appeared first on CharityVillage. Total donation amounts reported by tax filers increased to close to $10.6 billion (+2.7%) in 2020, while the total number of donors decreased (-0.6%), continuing the decline that started in 2011.

Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Donor Information Safe


The post Keeping Your Nonprofit’s Donor Information Safe appeared first on The See3 Blog. Once upon a time, we lived in a world where it was easy to believe that nonprofits -- the moral compasses of our day -- were off limits for those seeking vengeance or any other malicious act. Those days are gone, and nonprofits can no longer afford to dismiss these challenges as problems bigger than their purview.

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14NTC Scammer Warning and Information


For the Marriott Wardman Park''s contact information and other travel resources for the conference, please visit: [link]. At NTEN headquarters here in Portland, Oregon, preparations for the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is picking up speed, with Early Bird registration in full swing, and exhibit booths going fast. We''re excited to see so much energy around the event and are looking forward to connecting with our community in person in March!


Where TechSoup Gets Its Tech Information

Tech Soup Blog

We thought we’d give you a little glimpse behind the curtain on where we get our technology information. TechSoup is a great hive of smart people interested in technologies for good. George Tilesch, Senior Director, Communications. We begin.( read more ). nonprofit technology nptech nptechtech

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New Report! Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits


What happens when nonprofits make a real commitment to collect healthy data about their programs and operations; manage it well; and make savvy, data-informed decisions? >> Download Collected Voices: Data-Informed Nonprofits ! And what happens when you connect energized, smart, data-passionate nonprofit professionals for a year of learning and knowledge sharing?

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Data Digest: Introducing the Information Chef

Tech Soup Blog

I'm Steve, a data scientist working with the team at TechSoup and I'm starting a biweekly conversation about how we can all use data and information to drive smarter decisions. A Recipe for Information Success. I've worked on a very broad variety of technical information systems and multiple types of databases and reporting tools. That's why I call myself the Information Chef. The Information Chef Is Here to Help. Hello World!

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Martus 4.5: Lowering the Barrier to Better Information Security through Strong Crypto

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

of Martus —our free, open source, secure information collection and management software—which includes major updates and usability improvements. Our goal is to make it far easier for groups that work with vulnerable populations keep the sensitive information they collect confidential. Additionally, major enhancements to its architecture simplify the secure backup, sharing, and distribution of information to trusted partners.

The Best Nonprofit Online Strategies are Data-Informed

John Kenyon

Your nonprofit’s best online strategies are the ones informed by your data. You don’t have to be a data expert to have great data-informed online strategies! Want to improve the results you get from the effort you put into your online presence?

Your Front-Line Team Members Are A Goldmine Of Information

Eric Jacobsen Blog

“What you hear depends on whom you listen to.

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Get Up To Date CompTIA SK0-004 Exam Study Tips And Information

Find the free stuff

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The Information Overload Calculator

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Steve Rubel has a post pointing to an " Information Overload Calculator " from the research firm Basex that is estimating that information overload costs the U.S. People are spending up to half their day managing and searching for information. Rubel has been predicting and writing about the " Attention Crash." You can play with calculator and then download a free white paper, Information Overload: We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us which was written in 2007.

Tips for Libraries Providing Health Information Training

Tech Soup Blog

Thinking about providing health information training for your community? Dana Abbey is the Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental region. In her current role, Dana works to improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Information Rx has free materials. libraries community Webinar health information NN/LM library edge MedlinePlus

How Benchmarking and Analytics Can Inform Fundraising Strategies

Connection Cafe

Average gifts, retention rates, channel giving, big data, small data…the sheer volume of information involved with fundraising can be daunting. At other times we might not have enough information to help answer a question.

ISIS - Internet Sexuality Information Services

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Through the Full Circle Fund , where I spoke recently on a panel with Premal Shah of, I had the chance to meet the third panelist, Deb Levine of ISIS. It's great to meet a new technology social entrepreneur who is so on top of the latest social technologies! Kiva's cool, of course, but everybody already knows that!] ISIS has a mission around sex ed and STD prevention, and has an array of clever and innovative uses of the web and mobile communications to advance their mission.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 197: Protecting Patient Information—A Candid Conversation on Healthcare Compliance


Protecting patient information is critical. Expectations for the development team related to patient information. As long as I felt my leadership had made an informed decision, I could sleep at night.”. “It’s

Informal vs. Formal Learning: Creating a Blend!


The corporate training world often questions and evaluates the concept of incorporating informal learning. The question always arises whether informal learning can be added to the formal learning and if so, how both can be combined together. Informal learning is the unofficial, unscheduled, and unplanned way to learn and gain knowledge, whereas formal learning is delivered in a systematic, intentional way with a reporting and evaluation process.

Why Journey Mapping is so Important to Creating Amazing Member Journeys

The MatrixFiles

Blog Budgeting and Planning Design and Information Architecture Strategy and Branding Customer Service Information Architecture Member Journey StrategyMatrix Group is working on an email signup project for a longtime client.

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Ask Rita: An Employee Took Our Confidential Information for Their Own Personal Use and Won’t Give it Back—What Can We Do?

Blue Avocado

Recently, it became necessary to look at an employee’s work email to get some information on a case they were handling […]. The post Ask Rita: An Employee Took Our Confidential Information for Their Own Personal Use and Won’t Give it Back—What Can We Do?