The Ultimate Guide to Choosing Nonprofit Technology

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Choosing the right nonprofit software can seem like an overwhelming task, from getting each stakeholder on board, to researching all of your options and hoping to find one that fits both your needs and your budget, to actually transitioning to and implementing the new system.

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5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2018

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Nonprofit Crowdfunding: 5 Pro-Tips

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And if you’re a nonprofit, there’s a lot to think about when you’re about to launch a crowdfunding campaign. Luckily, we have a few strategies to help you out with your nonprofit’s crowdfunding: Prepare and set goals. But your nonprofit may take a little longer or shorter than expected.

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5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits to Boost Followers and Engagement

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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

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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. Top 20 Data Appends for Nonprofits.

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Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

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Savvy healthcare nonprofits and foundations have identified a bright spot among these challenges, and that’s the ability to impact their institution’s bottom line by engaging past and current patients through healthcare philanthropy.

Solving the Nonprofit Data Paradox

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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.

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The Keys to Successful Nonprofit Digital Teams

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Earlier this year I released the 2018 Nonprofit Digital Teams Report in partnership with Jason Mogus, principal consultant at NetChange Consulting. As nonprofit organizations work to find the best ways to organize their digital programs, the desire to restructure is persistent.

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Simple Ways to Analyze Nonprofit Email Performance

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Infographic: 2013 Nonprofit Communication Trends

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In the infographic below, check out what nonprofit CEOs from the United States, Canada, and other countries had to say about their nonprofit’s communication tendencies. Numbers and figures thanks to the hard work by Nonprofit Marketing Guide.

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5 Nonprofits Financial Drivers That Are More Important Than Ever Before!

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Constant change is a reality in today’s environment but the volatility of the current environment has a lot of nonprofits concerned. Daily cash position is the easiest thing to know given where nonprofit accounting software is yet often “true” cash is not known for days after month end.

How Social Listening Resulted in One Nonprofit’s Most Successful Email Campaign Ever

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Here’s how social listening resulted in our most successful nonprofit email campaign: The insight we gained through social listening required a significant change in our me ssaging timeline and tone. Nonprofit Marketing Attentive.ly

Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

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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.

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How Nonprofits can Use Analytics with Advocacy

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Analytic Activism documents how nonprofits are using analytics to listen, experiment, learn, and thrive in the digital era. Those nonprofits stay aware of what their data doesn’t tell them, and they draw from a range of data sources rather than blindly “trusting the data.”

Boost Your Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 4 Key Strategies

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If your nonprofit has ever launched a big fundraising campaign (like a capital campaign or an annual fundraising campaign), it’s pretty likely that you conducted a feasibility study to get prepared. Looking for tips to take your nonprofit feasibility study game to the next level?

5 Ways Your Nonprofit Website Can Promote Planned Giving

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Planned Giving is a steadily growing area of focus for nonprofit fundraisers. Recent studies show that 33% of Americans are willing to consider making a bequest to a nonprofit organization, but only 5.3% With such a large group of potential donors waiting to be engaged, more and more nonprofits are devoting time and resources to Planned Giving programs. nonprofit websites planned giving

Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

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One of today’s biggest areas of growth for nonprofit fundraising is Planned Giving. Most nonprofit fundraising databases are able to mark a gift as a bequest, but this only captures a fraction of the entire Planned Giving process.

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The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

3 Ways Nonprofits Should Utilize Video

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Between running a nonprofit’s website, blog, and social media, not to mention working in the day to day, jumping into video seems terrifying for a lot of nonprofits. The number one problem a lot of nonprofits face is their inability to get noticed. Image courtesy of StayClassy.

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13 Nonprofit Statistics You Never Knew

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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.

What the Political Climate Means for Your Nonprofit Marketing Strategy

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Regardless of where your nonprofit falls on the political spectrum (and whether it falls on the spectrum at all), our current political climate is new and different. Advocacy Nonprofit Marketing eMail marketing nonprofit advocacy Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Social Media Advertising

Infographic: Optimizing Your Nonprofit Donation Page

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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.

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

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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.

The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

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While corporate marketers have had the edge in the past, this is an opportunity for you, one where the trends actually favor the meaningful and motivational stories on which nonprofits run. In this era, nonprofits have the edge in marketing over brands.

2012 Nonprofit Social Networking Benchmark Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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.

3 Reasons Your Nonprofit Website Needs Responsive Design

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The top 3 reasons your nonprofit website needs a responsive website: 1. The update to Google’s search algorithm to rank mobile-friendly websites higher in search results has forced nonprofit organizations to adapt.

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Infographic: Facebook for Nonprofits

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Facebook is 99% of the time a must have for your nonprofit. If your nonprofit doesn’t have a Facebook, check out this infographic and consider if it’s time to sign up and start engaging! Industry News Social Tech nonprofit nonprofit technology npTech social media

After Rebranding Your Nonprofit, Then What?

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Each year, I crisscross the country speaking at various nonprofit conferences. And while the conversation around nonprofit branding is gaining momentum, many nonprofit leaders continue to hold a narrow perspective on what it means to build and leverage a strong, needle-moving brand.

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Nonprofits : Clicking for Charity Keeps Growing - 3 New Apps for Good Wednesday September 11, 2013 Easy ways to donate to charitable causes through our multiplying electronic devices just keep popping up everywhere. There seems to be a big cadre of social entrepreneurs and socially minded companies who want to help people give back, and an unending stream of good ideas for doing so. Here are three that recently came across my various screens

Five TED Talks for Nonprofit Professionals

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As nonprofits, sometimes we need a little extra inspiration to keep doing what we do. Here are some of our picks for the best TED Talks to inspire those who work for nonprofits. This is one of our all-time favorite TED Talks and one that’s really stirred up the nonprofit world.

5 Cases for Building Nonprofit Operating Reserves

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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.

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The Value of Company-Supported Nonprofit Board Service for Nonprofits and Communities

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The Nonprofit Board Leadership Study “ Better World Leadership ” provides new and clear evidence of the leadership development value of nonprofit board service for business people. Relevance to nonprofits. Part 2 in a 2-part series ( Read part 1 here ).

24 Nonprofit Resources for your Mid-Year Check In: A Smart Fundraiser’s Summer Reading Checklist

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24 Nonprofit Resources for the Smart Fundraiser: Sector Insight: Giving USA : If you didn’t know Giving USA was out I’m going to assume you’ve been on vacation and have avoided all websites and social media.

How Nonprofits Can Build Trust with Strong Internal Controls

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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.

10 Simple Nonprofit Twitter Tips

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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.

Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

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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

Three Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

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Over the years, my experience in a variety of financial leadership roles has led me to the following hypothesis: nonprofit finance is critical to mission success. This is undoubtedly important to your nonprofit and to the societal impact of your mission.

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Infographic: Women Working For Nonprofit Orgs

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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?

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Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

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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.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Madison Nonprofit Day Conference.