2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]
APRIL 3, 2012
Blackbaud, NTEN and Common Knowledge just released the fourth annual 2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report. The report is packed with insights into how nonprofits are leveraging social networks as part of their marketing, communications and fundraising strategies.
5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves
SEPTEMBER 27, 2016
In the annual State of the Sector Survey, Nonprofit Finance Fund reports that recovery of the US economy hasn’t addressed the systemic and perpetual funding challenges facing nonprofits (2015). There has long been a popular misconception—if a nonprofit has money, it must not need money.
Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox
JANUARY 3, 2017
Unfortunately, the same is not true for many nonprofits and their data. In my bestselling book, Data Driven Nonprofits , I call this the Nonprofit Data Paradox: the more you have of something valuable, the less valuable it becomes.
Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard
MAY 10, 2017
Like many nonprofits and social enterprises you may be scratching your head and wondering how an Instagram presence can help you contribute to social good in a creative and heroic way. Here are five key things nonprofits should know about getting started with Instagram.
Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?
NOVEMBER 8, 2016
With end of year fast approaching, it’s likely that your nonprofit is making plans for 2017. Nonprofit Marketing #nptech Donor Relations nonprofit Strategy trends web design websites
4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results
APRIL 5, 2017
For nonprofits, automation offers specific benefits in terms of transparency and efficiency. Here are four reasons your nonprofit should consider integrating your apps: 1. Running a nonprofit involves making strategic choices about your goals.
Engaging Millennials for Nonprofit Storytelling
JUNE 14, 2016
Every nonprofit wants a piece of the Millennial pie these days—it seems like every organization I’ve talked to has a plan or is trying to create a plan to break into a new demographic of support. Want to learn more about how your nonprofit can harness Millennial impact?
Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends
JULY 3, 2015
Cloud computing continues to intrigue the nonprofit community. The idea of being able to work from anywhere in the world, and still access all your files, regardless of what computer you’re on is attractive for the busy nonprofit. The post Infographic Friday: 2015 Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.
Infographic: Optimizing Your Nonprofit Donation Page
SEPTEMBER 5, 2014
With online donations to nonprofit organizations on the rise, the onus is on the nonprofit to make the donation process as simple as possible. The point is to make donating through your nonprofit secure website simple, easy, and fast.
Knowing When to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution
AUGUST 10, 2016
Nonprofit organizations are accountable to a variety of internal and external stakeholders. This can be especially true if your accounting solution is not designed for nonprofits. 5 Reasons to Choose a Nonprofit-Specific Accounting Solution: 1. Nonprofit accounting is complex.
Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?
FEBRUARY 28, 2017
When looking outside the nonprofit world, we also find that the running boom has slowed and after many years of increases, we now have two straight years of decreases in the amount of race finishers. Nonprofit Fundraising event fundraising tips Peer to Peer Fundraising Strategy
Cultivating Donor Loyalty By Differentiating Your Nonprofit Brand
JANUARY 18, 2017
With the abundance of nonprofit organizations, it can be difficult for the average would-be donor to choose one over another. Nonprofit Marketing brand cause donor loyalty marketing nonprofit nonprofit marketing prospective donor Social Good storytelling
Solved! The Nonprofit Data Mystery
JULY 27, 2016
Any discussion about nonprofit data or analytics reminds me of Poe’s “The Purloined Letter” because so many organizations have a very valuable asset left out in plain sight. The data nonprofits have is often overlooked and undervalued by them.
Online Benchmark Reveals Key Insights for Nonprofits in 2017
JANUARY 11, 2017
It’s a new year and that means a new, comprehensive benchmark report on the performance of nonprofits using Luminate Online. If data isn’t part of your nonprofit culture, make that a big goal this year! ” Every nonprofit and every business has data. Google for Nonprofits .
How Nonprofits Can Use Storytelling to Boost Donor Retention
MARCH 15, 2017
According to this most recent Charitable Giving Report , “The US nonprofit sector is entering a period where sustainable growth depends on embracing best practices in donor engagement, retention, and stewardship.”
Can Your Nonprofit Accounting Software Do This?
DECEMBER 5, 2016
If you’re involved in the nonprofit world, then you’re well aware of the current pressures for organizations to become more transparent. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) require nonprofits to uphold donor expectations.
50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics
FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Here are 50 fascinating nonprofit statistics you might not have known. 50 Fascinating Nonprofit Statistics from Steve MacLaughlin.
8 Tools to Help Manage Your Nonprofit Website
JUNE 29, 2016
At Firefly Partners , we do a lot of work to keep nonprofit websites functioning correctly and looking good. Here’s a roundup of a few of the best resources to help manage your nonprofit website: Down for Everyone, or Just Me? .
Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?
APRIL 25, 2017
In fact, when I was conducting research for my book Data Driven Nonprofits , I spoke with data champions in a wide variety of organizations across numerous focus areas. This helps provide a platform for foundations and nonprofits to partner more closely on achieving intended outcomes together.
Designing for Good #3 – Best of 2016 Nonprofit Storytelling
JUNE 23, 2016
For this Designing for Good episode, we’re showcasing the best examples of nonprofit storytelling of 2016. Timely, but why is nonprofit storytelling such a hot topic these days ? Stories like: A candid testimony of an nonprofit’s impact on a real person’s life.
Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations
APRIL 27, 2017
Instead, AI has tremendous potential to help improve performance for nonprofits and social good organizations and drive meaningful change in the world. While some industries are concerned about how big data and AI could lead to a reduction in jobs, that is not the case among nonprofits.
13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Nonprofit statistics seem to grow more positive with each passing day. Donation numbers are growing steadily and the pervasiveness of technology is saturating nonprofits with opportunity to become more efficient and expand into new markets. Image courtesy of ok.gov.
Global Tech Trends for Nonprofits
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
With technology taking over almost every part of people’s lives it has become more and more important for nonprofits to leverage different online platforms. Online Advocacy Nonprofit fundraising Social Media
Using Nonprofit Data to Find Your Next Major Donor
APRIL 18, 2017
These insights can be surfaced and used to help your nonprofit make better decisions. The key is moving from simply collecting data to actually leveraging your nonprofit’s data in the right ways. But how do nonprofits make meaning out of all their data?
How to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience
JANUARY 23, 2017
3 Tips to Design Your Nonprofit Website for Better User Experience : 1. Nonprofit Marketing Content marketing design marketing nonprofit philanthropy user experience web design website
[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising
APRIL 12, 2017
Being in the nonprofit sector, it is no different, whether seeking fundraising dollars or volunteer help. So, let’s break down each of the ideas in this book to better understand how we can be better (and more persuasive) fundraising professionals in the nonprofit industry.
The Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet
JANUARY 14, 2014
Whether you’re a nonprofit native or just starting in the nonprofit world, you’ve no doubt realized there are differences in the way fund accounting is structured vs. for profit accounting. The result: The Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet.
5 Best Practices for Negotiating Funding for a Thriving Nonprofit
AUGUST 8, 2016
In the nonprofit world, the beneficiaries of nonprofit services usually provide little, if any, of the revenue to fund the services they receive. Despite this distinction, nonprofits must think like for-profit organizations if they want to fully recover their costs.
How To Develop Your Nonprofit Operating Reserves
OCTOBER 5, 2016
In part one of this series, “ 5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves ,” I outlined how reserves provide stability and promote strategic decision making for nonprofit organizations.
Designing Your Nonprofit Culture for Successful Technology Implementations
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
As the Principal Consultant for Arts & Cultural organizations at Blackbaud, I am often asked – What makes a successful implementation of new technology in a nonprofit?
4 Steps to Creating Your Nonprofit’s Storytelling Strategy
FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Does your nonprofit have a plan for storytelling this year ? The truth is that nonprofits are still not using storytelling as strategically as they could be. I recommend creating a master spreadsheet or document of all the important dates throughout the year and keep track of the key opportunities for your nonprofit to insert its voice. Nonprofit Marketing fundraising ideas Nonprofit Storytelling storytelling storytelling strategies The Storytelling Non-Profit
44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars
MAY 8, 2017
Nonprofit Fundraising Blackbaud event fundraising event fundraising tips everydayhero fundraising events Online Fundraising Peer to Peer Fundraising Social FundraisingTurning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy.
How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls
APRIL 17, 2017
For nonprofits looking for funding sources, trust is paramount. Even when nonprofits balance their desire to do good works with a realistic view of the level of effort required to accomplish those goals, funding may still be elusive if there are not strong internal controls in place.
The Truth About Nonprofit Storytelling
NOVEMBER 16, 2015
Nonprofit Fundraising Nonprofit Storytelling storytellingI’ve been working as a fundraiser long enough to see some “next great things” come and go. Others stuck around for several years, or even became a mainstay of fundraising.
10 Simple Nonprofit Twitter Tips
FEBRUARY 4, 2014
Twitter is a powerful tool for any nonprofit. It is, in simply put, a free messenger that instantly connects your nonprofit to hundreds of millions of possible constituents. Upload an avatar, and fill out a short blurb about your nonprofit in the bio.
8 Trends That Are Reshaping Nonprofit Accounting
MAY 16, 2016
We sat down with some of the top nonprofit accountants to talk about emerging trends that you can use at your organization to help you stay ahead. Key takeaway: Three areas where spreadsheets fall short for nonprofits are version control, privacy, and last-minute changes.
15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results
FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Let’s take a look at some fundraising ideas – the fifteen most effective donor acquisition and online fundraising techniques used by top nonprofits. How about your nonprofit, school, or chairity? Online fundraising isn’t a fad.
Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs
MAY 16, 2014
The nonprofit world is one dominated by individuals who love to help other people. Regardless of gender, everyone working in a nonprofit roles lives to serve, and is dedicated to leaving the world a better place. Did you know that over 2/3 of nonprofit employees are women?
11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact
MARCH 28, 2017
Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Here are the top 11 tips for nonprofits to embrace technology for even greater impact.
Should You Use Pop-Ups on Your Nonprofit Website?
JULY 8, 2016
We regularly track all of our nonprofit website designs –most of which include an entry pop-up–and track the calls to action within the modal windows. And that’s one good reason to use them on your nonprofit website. Want more insight into online marketing best practices for nonprofits?