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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: .

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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 […].

Lessons from Failed Startups


But it’s just a blank sheet without your willingness to share your failure stories and lessons learned. Remember Formspring ? Gowalla ?

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

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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.

Online Cultivation Lessons From LinkedIn


Email Marketing Interactive cultivation fundraising Online marketing thank you

6 Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from the Private Sector


The way we do things in the nonprofit world often differs from the way the private sector operates.

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5 Important Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn From The Hunger Games

Connection Cafe

Here are a few nonprofit marketing lessons from the Hunger Games that might just change the way you approach building your fan base. For cure.

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Lessons Learned From Our Website Content Migration


At the end of that grueling day I asked the team what lessons they learned from our experience. To get through it, we goofed around some.

15 Lessons Learned from Donating Online to 32 Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

That said, donating online to 32 nonprofits is tedious! Not at all. . UNICEF. One of the 32 nonprofits (3%) accepted Bitcoin. CARE. Sierra Club.

Nine Digital Marketing Lessons Nonprofits Can Learn from charity: water

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

With that in mind, here are nine marketing lessons other nonprofits can take away from charity: water. Image from Flickr by Xurble. Brilliant.

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. Content Marketing

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. Be Accepting. Money helps. Of course.

5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits

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The post 5 Social Media Lessons for Nonprofits appeared first on The See3 Blog. But it doesn’t have to be.

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

“ Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time – Guest Post by Peter Panepento. Kimbia, an Austin, Tex.-based

Lessons from IGS16: The How-To’s for Applying the SDGs to Grantmaking

Connection Cafe

In case you missed it, last week was the second annual International Grantmaking Symposium (IGS) , presented by CAF America in partnership with UNDP.

4 Lessons on Building Games for Change

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

4 Lessons on Building Games for Change – Guest Post by Josh Spiro. This year’s festival takes place on Monday, June 18. Guest Post

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Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Four Early Lessons Learned in the Quest to Improve Feedback Loops in Philanthropy – Guest Post by Melinda T. Photo by LIFT.

Lessons from a Fundraising Insider: How our Donor Retention Rates grew to 43%

Connection Cafe

I’m a passionate philanthropist, fundraising nerd and former member of the Stock Market Club at Argyle Middle School. But it’s worth every minute.

6 Lessons I Learned from Running a Nonprofit (Terribly)

NonProfit Hub

The following is a true story, or rather a compilation of true lessons I learned from running a nonprofit (terribly). In short, boat loads.

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. No, really.

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. Talk Dirty.

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

10 lessons for Giving Days, and one question: How can we make them more sustainable? Click to see the full infographic. by Bahia Ramos.

Lessons Learned When Your Community Revolts


There are three pillars to building an online community and engaging on social media channels: 1. Honesty, transparency, and being upfront.

Five Lessons from Great Community Managers


Here are five quick lessons we’ve picked up along the way. I’ve been thinking about community management a lot lately. In our role as consultants for SocialFish, Maddie and I have talked to hundreds of community managers about what they do, how they do it, and the why behind it all. This is time-intensive work.

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

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.

Social Media Lessons from 4 Generations of Canadian Donors

Connection Cafe

by Michael Johnston, President and Founder, Hewitt and Johnston Consultants (hjc). He has helped raised over a billion dollars for his clients.

The Aunt Mabel Effect (a lesson from Digital Leap)


I just returned from Toronto, where Blackbaud sponsored the Digital Leap conference for the second year in a row. So what is the The Aunt Mable Effect?

Content Strategy Lessons from Lego: Everything is Awesome, Especially your Content


This post originally appeared here on the Vanguard Technology blog. ———— Everything is awesome. One last bonus tip from Lego.

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#TBT to That Time the Baltimore Ravens Taught Me an Important Lesson in Fundraising

Connection Cafe

What’s the one thing that holds us back? What gets in our way of being extraordinary? I’ve got one word for you: fear. 1 the team. Everything.

A Lesson on Budgeting from the Blackbaud Management Team

Connection Cafe

If you missed it, be sure to take some time to watch the presentation! What are the steps to creating a budget? Why does this work?

Four Important Lessons from a Nonprofit Board Nomination Process

ASU Lodestar Center

That process concluded in late spring and I have to admit that I learned some lessons along the way. Lesson #1. Lesson #2.

7 Lessons Your Nonprofit Needs to Know


Blackbaud’s annual conference was this week and nonprofit staff converged on #bbcon12 to ask questions, share lessons learned, and learn together. I thought I’d share a few of the ideas I came away with. Gimme gimme gimme doesn’t cut it. Sometimes a soft touch is the most effective. “Ready” is overrated. About.

4 Lessons from Psychology to Turn Your Members into Donors

Connection Cafe

Guest post by Laura Beussman, Blackbaud’s Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Arts and Cultural Solutions. It actually does just the opposite.

Optimizing P2P Event Surveys| Lessons We Can Apply from the For-Profit World

Connection Cafe

I’m often asked what lessons nonprofit organizations can apply from the for-profit world. But what about our space, the nonprofit world?

Life Lessons Applied to Website Redesigns


————-. “If If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Carroll. Let me explain.

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High Holidays Lessons for Everyone: Using Reflection to Move Forward

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Fall is always a time of transition when vacations are over, school years are starting, and the weather changes. Transitions are always a time for reflection, regrouping, and looking forward. When a leader retires, the organization must take stock of where they are at, and what they need for the next era. When a child […]. strategy

A Lesson from the 2013 Charitable Giving Report: Worry About Year-End Fundraising NOW, Not Later

Connection Cafe

Blackbaud just released it’s 2013 Charitable Giving Report, showing steady growth for all nonprofits. compared to 2012! Build muscles. Build community.

Crisis Lessons Learned When My Apartment Building Was on Fire


When the fire alarm went off in my building this week, I couldn’t help thinking that the experience was a lesson in how organizations can effectively handle crisis. Well, first I thought “Let’s get out of here!” ” but once safely outside, I considered the learning opportunity. Have a Plan. Emergencies happen.

8 Nonprofit Lessons Learned from the 2014 FUSE Conference

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The responses from eight attendees can be heard below: 1. Allie @ Virginia Consumer Voices for Healthcare. Liz @ Farmer’s Market Coalition.