5 Crowdfunding Lessons

AFP Blog

5 Crowdfunding Lessons : "Fast forward to today, we are now in the early planning stages for our 4th crowdfunding effort in early 2016. It feels only right to begin that journey by reviewing the basics we’ve learned so far. And so, below is a reprint of that original 2012 post." 'via via Blog this'. NPCrowdFundiing

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7 Lessons From Marketing Ethics

NonProfit Hub

Here are some lessons that we can learn from it. . The post 7 Lessons From Marketing Ethics appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Ethics are what we hold close to our hearts. They’re values or moral principles governing the conduct and actions of a group of people or individuals.


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3 Nonprofit Fundraising Lessons Learned from Political Campaigns

Connection Cafe

This quadrennial cycle is the subject of much scrutiny, but let’s take a look at the nonprofit lessons gleaned from political campaigns: . Lesson One: Online Organizing and Fundraising. Lesson Two: Social Networking. Lesson Three: Ease of Donations. ” Nonprofit Fundraising #nptech fundraising lessons fundraising tips Giving in an Election Year Mobile Online Fundraising political campaigns political giving

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Joseph Lalonde

There were also plenty of leadership lessons in Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. . Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. Be willing to adapt to your audience – Leadership lessons from Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Click To Tweet. Social media will make you think fake is real – Leadership lessons from Jumanji: Welcome To The… Click To Tweet.

9 Lessons Learned from Hosting Virtual Fundraising Events

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Matthew Burnell , F ounder of ClickBid , a mobile bidding provider for online auctions, virtual galas, and in-person events. Fundraising has not stopped during these uncertain times. Since March, we have seen organizations take their annual fundraisers online and go virtual.

Valuable Decision-Making Lessons

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my favorite decision-making lessons from history and from the book include these: Own your decisions. As seen on Public Television, the book, Decisions , by Robert L. Dilenschneider , features vignettes on 23 individuals who made decisions that shaped the world.

2020 Round-up: The Top 5 Lessons for Canadian Nonprofits and Charities

Connection Cafe

With the end of the year approaching, we pause to look back on the valuable lessons learned from our top thought leadership events of 2020, many of which will continue to be relevant as we enter 2021.

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Valuable Fundraising Lessons We Learned in 2017

Connection Cafe

In the waning weeks of December, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past year, wondering where all the time went and what goals to set for next year. 2017 is no different. Standing on the brink of the 4th Industrial Revolution , this was certainly a year of transformation, from a changing political landscape, to a string of terrible disasters, to new technologies impacting how we engage with our supporters.

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Online Cultivation Lessons From LinkedIn


As a long-time LinkedIn member, their outreach continues to engage and delight me, while also going to the core of successful cultivation techniques: make your constituents feel special, understood and appreciated. Email Marketing Interactive cultivation fundraising Online marketing thank you

3 Lessons Arts & Cultural Organizations Can Learn from Retail

Connection Cafe

Being new to the arts & cultural space (career-wise, not interest-wise), I’ve been doing a lot of reading to get a better understanding of this industry. What’s surprised me are the parallels I see with other industries – namely retail where I was most recently focused – and it got me thinking: what can arts & cultural organizations learn from the retail industry?

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4 Marketing Lessons Your Nonprofit Can Learn From Tinder


What does Tinder have to do with your nonprofit marketing strategy? Probably a lot more than you realize. Think about it: what is Tinder if not a massive, multi-million-user experiment in online marketing

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Leadership Lesson: Self-Respect And Decision Making

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here is a terrific leadership lesson from the book, 1001 Ways To Energize Employees : “Nothing creates more self-respect among employees than being included in the process of making decisions” – Judith M.

3 Volunteer Engagement Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

Since nonprofits realize the critical importance of volunteers to help achieve their mission, it’s only natural that they’d have lessons to share about getting the most out of volunteers’ time. Here are three lessons corporations can learn – or reinforce – from nonprofits: Share as much detail as possible, set expectations, and sprinkle in some inspiration.

5 Research-Backed Lessons on Major Gifts Fundraising

Connection Cafe

5 Research-Backed Lessons for Major Gifts. Last month, the Blackbaud Institute released a report entitled “ Share of the American Wallet ,” which uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore how demographic attributes and discretionary spending patterns relate to philanthropy.

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Lessons from Humpty Dumpty

Connection Cafe

Author: Sara Spivey. I’ve always been a quick study. I generally can diagnose most business problems and get to a 90% solution in pretty short order. I’ve always been very proud of this—and it’s definitely been a big part of my career success. People describe me with words like “decisive” and “pragmatic” and “hyper-productive.” ” All good, right? Well, maybe for the first time in my life, it’s not working out so well.

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Member Loyalty Lessons From Retailers

Wild Apricot

Are there some member loyalty lessons that associations could learn from retailers? membership-value member-loyalty

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Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership: A Reflection

Connection Cafe

So the title of the luncheon “Lessons in Capital Campaign Leadership” probably could have been changed to “Lessons in Nonprofit Leadership.”. Last week I had the pleasure of attending one of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Indiana Chapter’s continuing education luncheons. The subject was capital campaign leadership and the panel of speakers was comprised of three of the most influential and successful volunteer fundraisers in our community.

Lessons from the Field: How Food Lifeline is Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Connection Cafe

As Blackbaud employees we work with our customers around the world to provide technology to mitigate the challenges of fighting COVID-19 in their communities, inspiring stories of determination, courage, and delivering organizational missions in the face of crisis have emerged by the dozens. This new series will seek to highlight the incredible work of organizations across the social good sector.

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Accidental Techies: 13 Lessons on Building Your Nonprofit Technology Culture

AFP Blog

The usual great read from Peter Campbell Accidental Techies: 13 Lessons on Building Your Nonprofit Technology Culture : "EXPONENT PARTNERS SERIES: SMART PRACTICES Is your nonprofit thinking about implementing a large database project like Salesforce?

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Nonprofit Board Best Practices – Lessons From the 2020 BoardAssist Board Summit


The post Nonprofit Board Best Practices – Lessons From the 2020 BoardAssist Board Summit appeared first on BoardAssist We learned a lot at the recent BoardAssist Nonprofit Board Summit on how to be an outstanding board member.

5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits

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The post 5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits appeared first on The See3 Blog. Setting up a social media presence for your cause or organization is not only important, it''s essential. With so many platforms available and so many ways to connect, maintaining your organization’s social media can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be. strategy kindling group Nonprofits polk brothers see3 social media social media boot camp

Lessons on Policymakers, Gender Equality, and Data

Connection Cafe

Last week at the United Nations General Assembly , Equal Measures 2030 launched a multi-country policymaker survey that explored perceptions of progress on gender-related issues and access to and use of data to inform decisions.

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50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon

John Haydon

And because they were dishing out fundraising lessons, I thought I’d share some of the best ones with you. Fundraising Lessons […]. The post 50 Big Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon appeared first on John Haydon. This week, I attended BloomCon, the annual conference sponsored by Bloomerang. The focus is on donor retention, which the Bloomerang staff keeps a close eye on. The lineup of speakers was the best around.

4 Nonprofit PR Lessons from Pope Francis

NonProfit Hub

Here are four lessons about stellar PR from Pope Francis that you can apply to your nonprofit. The post 4 Nonprofit PR Lessons from Pope Francis appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Pope Francis is in the United States, and at Nonprofit Hub we are obsessed by the Pope’s ability to hold a position that has the power to be incredibly controversial, yet he continues to gain support from people from all walks of life.

Five Subtle Lessons from Great Community Managers


——– Here are five non-obvious yet compelling lessons from great community managers we’ve picked up in several years of working alongside them in their online communities. These are just a few of many lessons learned in years of managing communities. What are your top lessons? ———. This post originally appeared on Online Community Results.

Lessons Learned in 2013

Wild Apricot

Before you ring in the New Year, here''s a look at a few basic themes that we''ve seen in non-profit and membership posts and articles this year. nonprofit blog carnival

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3 Lessons Of Tech And Social Entrepreneurship


The post 3 Lessons Of Tech And Social Entrepreneurship appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Image courtesy of St. Anthony’s San Francisco. Social entrepreneurship is a new phenomena developing out of many for profits as well as nonprofits. Essential business merges with social good to execute a mission that will make the world a better place. In an article from Huffington Post , Jay Lee, co-founder and CEO of Smalknot discusses this new trend.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


The purpose of the Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium is to highlight current best practices, lessons learned from the field, and trends in effective nonprofit and philanthropic board leadership, as well as board recruitment and retention. It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country!

3 Lessons from Museums Advocacy Day

Connection Cafe

It was a great day, and as I reflect on it now, I feel the need to synthesize a few broader lessons I took from the experience. Whether you’re meeting with a Senator, your boss or a prospective donor, this is the most important lesson. I hope you take something from my lessons you can bring with you next time you’re advocating…whether for policy reform, funding for your next capital campaign, or even just the logistics for your next fundraising event.

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3 Employee Giving Lessons Corporations Can Learn from Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

But that’s not the only area where corporations can glean lessons from their nonprofit counterparts – for companies looking to boost their employee workplace giving , it could be worth borrowing some ideas from nonprofit donor engagement best practices. . Here are three lessons corporations can learn – or reinforce – from nonprofits: . In my last post , we explored ways that corporations can learn from nonprofits around employee volunteering.

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3 Nonprofit Marketing Lessons from Queen Bey

NonProfit Hub

This lesson from Beyoncé doesn’t solely apply to marketing fundraising events. The lesson here is to create your own beehive. Are there more lessons from Beyoncé that you think are worth mentioning? The post 3 Nonprofit Marketing Lessons from Queen Bey appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. All hail the Queen.

Three Social Media Lessons From Your Dog

John Haydon

The post Three Social Media Lessons From Your Dog appeared first on John Haydon. This is Otis. He’s my officemate. He’s taught me a lot about engaging supporters and donors. Listen first To make the evolutionary leap to domesticated dog, wolves had to overcome a huge challenge in their environment. Leftovers and trash from people created a reliable and abundant food source for the wolves. But getting this food […].

Lessons from an Accidental Techie

Connection Cafe

Since none of us have time to reinvent the wheel, I received permission from Melissa The Accidental Techie and NTEN's Brett to share the important lessons she learned the hard way. Author: Cheryl Black. On Tuesday the NTEN blog shared the story of Melissa, an accidental techie who upon bringing a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system to her last organization, committed a downright fail.

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Accessibility: 5 Lessons for a Better Nonprofit Website

Connection Cafe

Feature photo: Used by permission with grateful acknowledgement to Evan Strong and Jesse Billauer of Life Rolls On (Venice Beach, CA). Hear this, friends. Almost 5% of Americans are color blind and another 9% have trouble seeing even while wearing glasses. If you’re designing for the web or email, even the smallest understanding of web accessibility can help you raise more money and will definitely make you a better designer.

Six Lessons from #Untech10 – Engage365

AFP Blog

Six Lessons from #Untech10 – Engage365: "By now, you’ve all heard about how the UnTech10 unconference sprung out of the cancelled ASAE Technology Conference (and if not, here’s the scoop).As As one of the organizers of Untech10, I have, of course, been thinking a lot about not only how awesome it all was and how great it felt to be part of it, but also what this means as a case study for the use of

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Social Media Lessons from the Olympics

Wild Apricot

What lessons can we learn from the "bursts of Twitter activity" at the Olympics? social media

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8 Lessons Learned from Hosting Golf Event Fundraisers During COVID-19

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Katie Casillas , director of marketing at GolfStatus.org , an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers. There’s no doubting it: 2020 has forced organizations, industries, and entire sectors to adapt. Event fundraising is no exception and, within the category, the golf fundraiser has become especially critical.

Leadership Lessons From The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my favorite leadership lesson takeaways include: Personal Progress : Most leaders miss the fact that every employee possesses a latent willingness to change. The Seven Arts Of Change book by David Shaner is all about leading business transformation that lasts.

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3 Online Fundraising Lessons from the Obama and Romney Campaigns


In 2008, Barack Obama used one of the most successful online marketing and … Email Marketing Interactive Online Fundraising Web Design acknowledgements email email fundraising email list growth email subscriber incentives multichannel campaigns mutli-channel Non-Profit online giving

Ready to Respond: Real-Time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU

Connection Cafe

Here are 5 Lessons We Should All Take from the ACLU’s Response over the Weekend: 1. The primary lesson at this point is preparedness. Over the weekend, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) received $24,164,691 from 356,306 online donations. To put this surge of donations into perspective, the ACLU raised a typically raises $4M in online giving annually. In one weekend, the ACLU raised 6x what they typically raise online in a given year.

Today's Leadership Lessons

Eric Jacobsen Blog

As leaders, let's take a few minutes today to be sure we are doing all of the following: 1. Praise when compliments are earned. Be decisive. Say "Thank You" and sincerely mean it. Show and demonstrate trust. Communicate clearly. Listen carefully. Teach something new. Work hard and lend a hand when deadlines are tight. Show respect for everyone on your team. Follow through when you say you will. Allow learning to happen when mistakes are made. Allow prudent autonomy.

Leadership Lessons From The Book, Helping People Win At Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Here are 10 important questions business leaders should ask, according to Ken Blanchard and Garry Ridge , authors of Helping People Win At Work : Does my business have a clear, meaningful, and easily understood vision/mission? Do I have the right people in the right seats on the bus?

Lessons from the Field: How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Turned a Major Event into a Virtual Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound was excited to host their annual Big Breakfast, a celebration of their impact on the community and their second highest grossing fundraiser of the year , on March 26, 2020. However, it became clear early in the month that the impact of COVID-19 in the Seattle metro area would leave their staff, volunteers, and Board members without an in-person event to highlight all the work they’d accomplished in the past year. .

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