The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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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! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more!

Becoming a Resilient Nonprofit

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The term “resilient nonprofit” has been widely used to describe organizations capable of adapt ing to significant challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. S trong nonprofit s build strategies for sustainability. Yes, the nonprofit sector is a resilient one.

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The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

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The Nonprofit Summer Reading List. In the newest Blackbaud Institute eBook, 10 of the brightest minds from across the nonprofit sector share their unique perspectives to help you create a culture of philanthropy.

Google Analytics for Nonprofits: The 3 Analytics Goals Every Nonprofit Must Track

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Regardless, setting up the right goals in your Google Analytics account will give you insight into your audiences, and your nonprofit website performance. The best nonprofit websites show impact. For nonprofits, the most important and popular goals include: Donations.

Why (Almost) Every Nonprofit Should Be Using Google Ad Grants

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How much would $10,000 a month in advertising change the game for your nonprofit? . If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you’re eligible to find out through Google Ad Grants. . . The Google Ad Grants program is like Google AdWords, but for nonprofits.

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Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

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Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. It's trusted by some of the largest nonprofits.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween

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This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about. Rising email spam rates Many nonprofits depend on email as the backbone of their digital fundraising programs. fundraising nonprofit tools

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5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

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Here are five of the best reasons that it is important for Nonprofits to invest in quality annual fundraising campaigns. Filling a funder requirement Sometimes, as nonprofit staff, you’re tied to funders’ requests. fundraising nonprofit campaigns Development

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

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For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. Use a welcome email series Marketing automation is more than just a buzzword for nonprofits today, it is a necessary tool, saving valuable staff time that can then be spent on more valuable tasks.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)

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As such, for most nonprofit organizations, pursuing strategies to reducing donor losses is the most affordable strategy for increasing net fundraising gains. Unfortunately, across the nonprofit sector, donor retention rates are low and getting worse.

5 Easy Ways Nonprofits Can Use Testing to Increase Digital Engagement

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There’s no secret trick to instantly improving digital engagement for nonprofits. The most reliable way for nonprofits to increase digital engagement is to test different techniques and messages with your own audience to determine what they respond to best, and follow the results.

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Digital Transformation: A Tale of Two Resilient Nonprofits

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This is a topic near and dear to my heart –as we at Blackbaud have had the opportunity to watch countless “resilient nonprofits” use technology to reimagine their operations under social distancing guidelines and economic uncertainty.

3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

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According to the Brookings Institute , nonprofit organizations are showing a surging interest in tapping into the capabilities of not only artificial intelligence (AI), but also machine learning (ML) and data analytics.

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program

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If you work at a nonprofit, you know what it feels like to have too much on your plate. These leaders will be able to connect you with their networks and amplify your nonprofits’ messaging online. Everyone at your nonprofit is responsible for helping cultivate your volunteers.

Developing a Nonprofit Tech Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide

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As a nonprofit professional, you’re probably all too familiar with some of the many ways in which technology has completely changed how work gets done in our sector. Why would a nonprofit create one? How to develop a nonprofit technology plan.

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Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

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Every year online donations are taking up a bigger and bigger chunk of total funds to nonprofits, so this is definitely something worth investing in. Your donation page is how your nonprofit is going to be accepting donations. So, how is your nonprofit going to process these donations?

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

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It’s no secret that storytelling in the digital age is essential for nonprofits , but the efficacy of stories depends largely on how clearly and strategically they’re communicated to each unique segment of your audience, also sometimes known as a persona.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

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Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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How Changes to the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program Affect Nonprofit Organizations

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Arts & Cultural Companies Faith Communities Foundations Healthcare Nonprofit Nonprofit Management CARES Act coronavirus COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act Paycheck Protection ProgramChanges in Store for the Paycheck Protection Program: H.R.

Should Nonprofits Focus on Email or Facebook?

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A question I have often heard: should nonprofits focus on email or Facebook? Email “deliverability” bedevils many online marketers , nonprofit and otherwise. . We can only send nonprofit emails so often before our supporters begin to tune us out. .

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GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

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For nonprofits which engage in advocacy around civic engagement or political issues, voter registration drives are a great tool for activating your volunteer base, deepening relationships within your community, and increasing local democratic participation.

The Nonprofit Accounting Cheat Sheet

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Nonprofit Accounting: The Cheat Sheet. Whether you’re a newcomer or native to the land of nonprofit accounting, you’ve no doubt realized that it’s complex to navigate and has its own unique set of challenges.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too

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Although the election-year onslaught of political marketing can sometimes seem excessive, in many ways it is extremely effective and offers a unique example for nonprofits to follow. Nonprofits can utilize this approach in many ways.

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[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

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Fortunately, nonprofits of all sizes can afford to incorporate video into their digital and communications operations. We chatted with digital strategist Yash Mori for insights on creating video for nonprofits, campaigns, and advocacy organizations.

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52 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2020

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Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in July 2020 that the Internet has to offer

Making the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Website: Understanding the Basics

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A nonprofit’s website is one of its most valuable assets. At DNL OmniMedia, we help nonprofits refine and then implement new technology plans and strategies. Effective web design and customization can be game-changers for nonprofits that put in strategic thought with an eye on the long term. According to these stats from Double the Donation , online giving from individuals continues to make up a larger and larger portion of nonprofit revenue.

5 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website Donor-Friendly

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Imagine two nonprofits that are nearly identical. Nonprofits have websites in order to fundraise. are still woefully under-addressed by many nonprofits. Similar missions, same size, equal marketing budgets.

Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

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Nonprofits are not exempt from the unprecedented impact of this global pandemic. Because of these radical shifts, we’re also seeing different trends emerging in the nonprofit world than previously anticipated for the year 2020. . Operating your nonprofit in a shifting economy. .

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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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Visual Storytelling for the Modern Nonprofit

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For as long as nonprofits have been around it has always been vital for these organizations to convey the messages of their causes and missions, to tell their stories. Nonprofit Nonprofit Marketing Donor Engagement fundraising strategies Nonprofit Storytelling Visual Storytelling

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

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Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1.

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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

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

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May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C.,

Virtual Volunteer Mobilization Strategies That Can Solve Nonprofits’ Challenges During COVID-19

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COVID-19 is forcing nonprofits to think differently about engaging supporters. The unique challenge for nonprofits—especially those that rely on in-person support—will be providing virtual opportunities to their supporters to adapt to this new environment.

The Ins and Outs of Remote Work for Nonprofits

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Nonprofits have joined the trend. The number of nonprofit employees working remotely has increased by 20 percent in the last six years. Worse, it’s a significant security threat when your nonprofit deals with confidential and vital material.

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Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP

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Mid-level donors are too often neglected but cultivated properly, they can be a major revenue stream for your nonprofit. Of course, your mid-level donors will also share their vision for the future of your nonprofit.

The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

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Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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50 Best Nonprofit Twitter Accounts to Follow

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nonprofit twitter A frequent assumption is that social media runs itself, but the “build it and they will come” model won’t yield the engagement or impact that you’re looking for.

Four Ways to Empower Your Nonprofit Board for Success

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Nonprofits could not achieve their goals without the collective manpower and connections of their board members. Rather than struggling to reign in a troublesome board, here are four ways nonprofit leadership can set their board and organization up for success. .

Keeping Your Nonprofit Relevant with Engagement and Storytelling

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Nonprofit Nonprofit Marketing engagement social good marketing“But what have you done for me lately?”. While a phrase I personally find a bit crass, as a resident of New York City, I am constantly reminded however of its truth and poignancy.

5 Building Blocks of Strong Nonprofit Brands

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Nonprofit branding is all about how others view your organization and your efforts. If you know what American Red Cross, UNICEF, or AARP does regularly, you know that nonprofit branding works. all in all, making your nonprofit more successful. Featured Nonprofit Branding

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide explores the fundraising planning process and breaks down each of the necessary elements that will allow you and your team to elevate your next campaign. The Best Nonprofit Digital Campaigns Collection (EveryAction).

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

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Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.