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. .

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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5 Nonprofit Resolutions for 2018

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Nonprofit Fundraising Analytics fundraising fundraising tips nonprofit Outcomes Outcomes Measurement resolutions retention sustained givingIt’s no secret that 2017 was a tempestuous year.

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 Ways Nonprofits Can Harness Mobile Technology In 2018

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M+R Benchmarks Report , 40% of nonprofit website visitors in the year 2017 were using a mobile phone - a 9% increase from the year prior. Here are five things that all nonprofits should be doing in 2018 to keep up with mobile trends. nonprofit tools mobile

Infographic: Nonprofit Strategic Restructuring

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Your nonprofit’s structure was laboriously built over years of tinkering, learning, and perfecting. So, it’s understandable that restructuring your nonprofit can be a daunting sometimes terrifying thought.

7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

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However, when I moved into the nonprofit world, I experienced a paradigm shift. Nonprofit Nonprofit Management financial management Lean Principles nonprofit management Process Improvement

A Nonprofit's Guide to Improving Digital Engagement

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We live in a digital world, and while tried and true tactics like direct mail and telemarketing aren’t going away anytime soon, donors and activists increasingly expect nonprofits to communicate with them through digital mediums.

Experts Weigh-In on Nonprofit Website Design Best Practices

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As an educational consultant, I offer nonprofits instruction on best practices around their technology. I often get asked questions about how a nonprofit’s website should look and behave and what benchmarking or evaluation tips I might have.

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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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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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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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

Simple Ways to Analyze Nonprofit Email Performance

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.”

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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

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?

4 Ways To Convince Your Nonprofit Board to Invest in Fundraising Tools

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For EDs and other staff who are closely involved in the day-to-day efforts and operations of a nonprofit, it is often easy to see the challenges your organization is facing and understand the solutions necessary to address them. strategy software CRM nonprofit tools

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.

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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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.

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!

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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How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits

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For nonprofits doing political advocacy and social justice work, having solid data management practices can sometimes be an afterthought. For nonprofits that do nonpartisan civic engagement, access to a top-quality voter file makes political work easily trackable. CRM nonprofit tools

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.

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.

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

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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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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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.