10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

As a fundraising consultant, I see a lot of nonprofits, and I notice immediately whether staff morale is good or troubled. Here are ten quick tips to improve your nonprofit’s culture: Give all staff off every federal holiday. How’s the morale in your office?

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

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.

A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

Connection Cafe

In the most recent episode of the sgENGAGE podcast, Rachel Hutchisson interviewed Natalye Paquin, CEO of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Rachel and Natalye’s discussion focuses on the most valuable asset any organization can have – not money, time or energy, but people. So talk a little bit about that, but then more than that, how do nonprofits actually leverage that asset more?

8 Strategy Basics for Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

What comes to mind when you think of nonprofit strategy? These “pain points” sometimes discourage nonprofits from dedicating resources to strategic planning. Other organizations may undergo a strategic planning process, but fail to operationalize the plan.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Here are just a few of our favorite organizations, which deserve your support this month and all year-round!

What Tax Season Means for Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Hub

Filling out the paperwork for an individual tax return is one thing, but filing taxes for an organization is something else entirely. If this is your organization’s first tax season, or if you just want some helpful tips, we’ve got you covered. Tax season is officially upon us!

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

Connection Cafe

Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. We’re calling all small organizations! Nonprofit Fundraising #GivingTuesday eMail marketing giving tuesday Online Fundraising Social Media

Why You Need to Broaden Your Organization’s Funding Horizons

Connection Cafe

Download the full report to learn how to develop a stable, sustainable, and supported organization. For all the attention paid to how nonprofits raise funds, there is very little public understanding about the practice of fundraising and the various income streams nonprofits rely on.

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Turning Empathy Inward at Nonprofit Organizations

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In my book with Aliza Sherman, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout , we offer a framework for practicing self-care and creating a culture of well-being in the nonprofit workplace.

How to Know When to Dissolve Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

And if things are going well for your organization, it might seem to make little sense to do so. Here are some questions you should ask yourself if you think your organization might be in a pinch. And hey, having to dissolve your organization isn’t the most awful thing in the world.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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!

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest

NetWits

Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? As Arts and Cultural Organizations (museums, zoos, galleries, festivals and foundations), you have so many powerful images to choose from.

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6 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement Supporter-Led Campaigns in 2017

Connection Cafe

As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns.

Craft the Perfect Tagline for Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

A good tagline is part of the three-legged stool that includes your organization’s name and logo. And the process of capturing those things in a few words might even help your organization decide what it values most. What benefit does your organization provide?

Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today

TechImpact

The post Most Overused Buzzwords In Nonprofit Organizations Today appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Every industry has its own set of overused, cliched buzzwords. You know, the phrases that make you cringe when you hear them. Synergy, and corporate culture being among the biggest offenders. In sports, it’s ‘light up the scoreboard’, ‘they’re on fire’ or ‘gym rat.’

Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

ASU Lodestar Center

If your nonprofit is serious about long-term sustainability, succession planning needs to be part of the overall plan for the organization. Disruption happens and the more prepared the organization is for change, the better for long-term success. posted by Jarrett R.

Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: How do you combine working on the ground with online organizing?

How to Maintain Strong Leadership in Your Organization

NonProfit Hub

As the next generation of young nonprofit professionals gears up to take on new management positions, it’s imperative that you have a strong, ongoing leadership development program in place. However, organizations often allocate the bulk of their budget and time on that 10 percent.

4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

As a religious organization , your donors are at the heart of your mission. Yet, far too many religious organizations shy away from talking about fundraising with donors, members and other friends of the organization because they worry that doing so will turn off supporters or otherwise compromise their spiritual mission. Perhaps this is why faith-centered nonprofits are so reluctant to talk about fundraising. Your nonprofit does good work.

Digital Transformation: Tips for Moving Your Social Good Organization into the Future

Connection Cafe

Now that your gears are turning, we can agree that technology is developing at outstanding, breakneck speeds, and organizations and businesses need to keep up or risk being left as a memory. Nonprofit Technology digital transformation

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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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3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

Connection Cafe

Let’s face it—budget planning can cause much stress and anxiety for nonprofits.Most organizations face frequent budget cuts, thus creating organizational uncertainty. A dashboard is a helpful tool for board and staff to stay abreast on the organization’s finances.

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Why All Social Good Organizations Need to Pay Attention to Politics

Connection Cafe

Whether your social good organization has a political affiliation or not, your donors do and their behavior (and your fundraising) is impacted by the state of national politics. We use the word nonprofit a lot, but we really mean 501c3 public charities.

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

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February is Black History Month and while there are countless ways to honor and celebrate black history throughout the year, we’re giving you a place to start by highlighting eight nonprofits that are making major waves in their communities.

5 Nonprofit Trends at Arts and Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

Earlier this month, Mary Beth Westmorland shared how technology will shape the nonprofit sector in 2014. As a result, I put together my perspective on this game changing technology for arts and cultural organizations.

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Insider Tips for Nonprofit Content Marketing at Healthcare Organizations

Connection Cafe

Christina has presented across the country about topics including social media, multichannel marketing, and website management, most recently at Blackbaud’s Conference for Nonprofits. . Content’s role in nonprofit marketing grows by the hour.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

Everyaction

There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of.

How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

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The Leap Ambassadors Community is a group of nonprofit leaders who are passionate about “inspiring, motivating and supporting nonprofit and public sector leaders (and their stakeholders) to build great organizations for great societal impact.”.

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Why Nonprofit Organizations Need to Play Big

Vertex Systems

Nonprofits can play big by doing the things that larger organizations do naturally. Below are some examples of how nonprofits can play bigger. #1 1 Nonprofits of any size can get bigger vision. 2 Nonprofit agencies can play bigger with better systems.

Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

You also most likely have some experience with accepting and tracking financial gifts from donors to a charitable organization. First, it is extremely important for your organization’s accounting as you report your fundraising revenue vs specific program expenditures.

2011 Nonprofit Organization of the Year - HRC

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Now along with this emotive accomplishment and many others throughout 2011, the DMA Nonprofit Federation is naming HRC the 2011 recipient of its prestigious Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award. Author: Blair Naylor. Normal. false. false. false. EN-CA. X-NONE. X-NONE.

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Current donors are a curated universe who have already demonstrated a belief in your organization’s mission, and willingness to take action toward it. Unfortunately, across the nonprofit sector, donor retention rates are low and getting worse.

Four Ways That Healthcare Organizations Can Leverage Crowdfunding

Connection Cafe

Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization transform and have a bigger impact! Many healthcare organizations have started to explore the possibility of adding a crowdfunding strategy to their existing fundraising programs.

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

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. organizing voter contact

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

NonProfit Hub

Some organizations’ causes don’t attract donations as much as solving world hunger or helping abused animals, but it doesn’t mean they’re any less important. If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these tips could help.

Harnessing Your Organization’s Story: The Missing Ingredient in Nonprofit Storytelling

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At bbcon 2015, some of the top minds in the nonprofit industry came together to present Big Idea sessions. Although many organizations are telling their stories these days, there still seems to be something missing from their stories. Isn’t our organization great?!

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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Generational Giving at Arts & Cultural Organizations – A Donor Story

Connection Cafe

As I was discussing fundraising and membership with a coworker, I realized that my emotional connection to one particular type of organization created a foundation on which I base my giving. You gravitated toward the museum, zoo, gallery, symphony, cultural management organization because of your roots. How do we get kids to grow up and grow into giving to your organization? How do we make organizations so important that multiple generations of a family are invested?

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

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. Email is many donors’ primary mode of engagement with your organization, meaning that it is also your primary means of communicating information about the organization’s work and mission.

Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

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So, it’s crucial to the ongoing success of your grant office that there’s clarity within the organization around: . Where the grant office should live within your organization. Your organization may be interested in creating a centralized grant office because: .

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HOW TO: Calculate Your Nonprofit’s Organic Reach on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Using the method below you can calculate your average monthly organic reach. You can also tweak the equation to calculate your weekly, quarterly, or annual average organic reach. Add up the organic reach for each post shared during a month.

How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. While that can seem like a lot to undertake and change can be difficult for people and organizations, remember to take this at your own pace.

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Empowers Grant for Community Organizing at #OWS from DemocracyInAction

Amy Sample Ward

From speeches, to marches, to the signs individuals have brought with them, core issues that nonprofits work on every day, such as economic inequality, high unemployment and corporate greed are coming to a head. If your group is ready to organize, DemocracyInAction is ready to help!

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