4 Tips for Connecting with Supporters Who Are Parents Right Now

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Your supporters are facing similar challenges, especially those who are parents. Here are some ideas for how your organization can come alongside and connect with supporters (and prospects) who are parents—and who could probably use a little extra help right now.

Resilient Fundraising with One Focus: Caring for Our Supporters

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Caring for our supporters. For me, the only right thing that is worth doing during this crisis is to care for the needs of our supporters and help them feel better. How do we know if we focus on caring for our supporters that money will follow?

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Tips To Grow And Nurture Your Supporters

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Learn how to grow your supporter lists and tend your supporter “garden” by keeping lists engaged, bringing wilting supporters back to life and cleaning out the weeds to produce the best “harvest” ever! Innovative Techniques to Grow Your Supporters.

Capacity Commons: A New Tool for Pro Bono Support

Connection Cafe

Those of us who work in the nonprofit sector know that the capacity gap is real. million nonprofits across the U.S. So, capacity building at nonprofits suffers not only from a funding gap, but also a knowledge gap.

Support Bookshare for Veterans

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This campaign is part of the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge , an effort launched by the Skoll Foundation in partnership with The Huffington Post and CrowdRise in order to support leading social enterprises. We would love your support for our campaign today through November 22nd.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Teach Supporters to Fundraise and Provide Samples.

Support in the Philippines

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We appreciate the important work that nonprofits are doing to provide aid and ensure a swift recovery. Our dedicated support team stands ready to help you with your needs. Nonprofit Management Operations Volunteers disaster haiyan red cross relief aid typhoon

Petition Apple to Support Nonprofits

Amy Sample Ward

Thanks to the leadership and quick acting of Beth Kanter and Sue Anne Reed, there’s now a petition is up on Care2 focused on the fact that Apple’s iPhone app policy does not allow nonprofits to gather donations via the mobile phone platform. As Beth shared in your post: “I love my iPhone,but I don’t want to support a company that is so nonprofit unfriendly.

Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters

TechImpact

The internet is a big place, and it can be hard to find people who understand your message and support your cause. As reported in a post from Socialbrite, a new application … Continued The post Social Tools Help Nonprofits Identify Potential Supporters appeared first on Tech Impact.

9 Ways Social Media Can Help Nonprofits Ignite Supporter-Led Advocacy

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Last weekend, more than 1 million people marched around the globe as part of a worldwide protest, in support of women’s rights , immigration reform, health care reform, environmental protection, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.

Supporting Artists With Disabilities

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This recent holiday season, Benetech began supporting an innovative organization that helps people with disabilities develop their creative abilities and become working artists. This work supports the diversity of artistic expression and helps talented people sell directly to collectors.

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

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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. You Reach New Supporters.

Three Things Nonprofits Must Start Doing to Cultivate Supporters

Connection Cafe

Every nonprofit has a donor continuum—the journey they want their donors to take from that first gift (or even first enquiry) to becoming a committed donor and potentially even making a bequest to the organization.

The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Lifecycle

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Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work. Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though. Your congregation, the families who send their children to your school, and the supporters of ministry are all potential donors for your organization. The 5 phases of the faith-based supporter lifecycle : Step #1: Getting to Know You. The next step in the supporter lifecycle is the donor stewardship process.

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4 Fab Cat Nonprofits to Support on International Cat Day

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To mark this year's celebration, here are four of our favorite feline-focused nonprofits to follow and fund! Cat lovers, rejoice! It's International Cat Day , and if you're anything like us, you know one (or more) kitties that bring joy, laughter, and a whole lot of cat-itude to your life. Introducing my new foster kittens: Jelly, Fritter, and Bearclaw!

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

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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.

Tips for Riding the Media Wave to Increase Nonprofit Support

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There are a lot of ways nonprofit organizations can tell their stories. Most often, nonprofit storytelling is referenced in terms of organizations creating and sharing their own stories. Advocacy groups often rely on the news cycle to drum up support and activate their constituents.

7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

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Donors, volunteers, partners, and sponsors are considered the “life blood” of nonprofit organizations and foundations. Therefore each individual relationship, interaction, and correspondence with these supporters is vital to a nonprofit’s overall sustainability.

Donor Stewardship: Guiding Donors to The Next Level of Support

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As nonprofits know well, preserving relationships with donors is imperative to an organization’s success. However, many nonprofits are still struggling to build a donor stewardship plan that nurtures donors beyond the first gift— 3 out of 4 new donors leave and never come back.

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Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

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And they are willing to do this with the hope that these new ticket buyers will become life-long supporters. With the high cost of acquiring a new supporter, it becomes even more important to retain them so you can realize the benefits of this initial investment.

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Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

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Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Like any elite group, their numbers are usually small compared to your full universe of supporters, but their value is immense. What super advocates can do for your nonprofit: Raise money from friends and family. Text supporters about volunteer activities. When nonprofits invest in people to take active roles within organizations, they increase participation.

Why You Need to Game Your Supporters

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— Maybe you’re satisfied with your communications strategy.Perhaps your nonprofit was recently featured on TV or saluted in the local newspaper. There’s a communications medium far too many nonprofits neglect: Gaming. “Games have clearly arrived as a mass medium,”.

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Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

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We asked some of our favorite nonprofit tech friends to share ideas for how organizations can use social media to build meaningful relationships with their supporters—donors, influencers and activists—and what that looks like on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

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 ).

How to Gain Support for Your Niche Organization

NonProfit Hub

If your nonprofit has a niche cause and you’ve been struggling to find new supporters, these tips could help. While certain nonprofits have no trouble appealing to their donors’ emotional sides, more specific organizations have a harder time generating sympathy.

From Coast to Coast: How Healthcare Organizations are Handling the Outpouring of Support and In-Kind Gifts

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We are so grateful for the outpouring of support from this community. gratitude to the many individuals and companies who have stepped up to support the health of our community with donations of PPE items, materials for handmade masks and financial support.

Super Advocates: Your Nonprofit’s Most Powerful Supporters

Connection Cafe

Your most powerful supporters don’t need more information – they need an invitation to do something big. Like any elite group, their numbers are usually small compared to your full universe of supporters, but their value is immense. What super advocates can do for your nonprofit: Raise money from friends and family. Text supporters about volunteer activities. When nonprofits invest in people to take active roles within organizations, they increase participation.

Passing the Word: Getting Supporters to Share your Cause

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However, ask any NPO media guru what’s the difficult part of generating interest in said fundraiser and their answer will no doubt involve achieving a well-canvassed publicity campaign: in short, you can create the concept, but you need to encourage supporters to pass the word.

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Scary Supporter Horror Stories

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Friends and family know I work with a lot of nonprofits. So in honor of Freaky Friday, here are 13 real supporter horror stories, none of which involve zombies. A one-letter typo nearly cost an organization a dedicated supporter. And away with her brain went all the years of evidence that a certain supporter had played an integral role in getting grant funding from a couple of key local foundations. Please be the supporting actor/actress to your data guru.

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Empower Your Supporters to Host Their Own Events on EveryAction

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Many nonprofits and campaign organizations regularly empower their supporters to throw their own house parties, host fundraisers, and organize community events. Nonprofits can use EveryAction's supporter-generated events feature to do just that in a few quick-and-easy steps.

5 Best Practices for Collecting Supporter Data

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Instead of making do with the average welcome message, the campaign utilized the initial interest a supporter shows in submitting an email address to learn more about the individual via a low barrier ask: answering a simple question. Your supporters are not all cut from the same cloth.

3 Unique Strategies To Thank Your Supporters On Social Media

TechImpact

Your nonporift’s supporters are potentially the most integral part of your entire nonprofit. Another unique way to give back to supporters is to host a Twitter chat. By doing this you can open your nonprofit’s staff up to questions by your Twitter followers.

Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

There are other examples of organizations finding some tricks and functionality that really help them make connections with supporters, and then Facebook changes the functionality. Facebook’s new Open Graph is designed to support the viral growth of highly relevant actions.

How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

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With proper planning and execution, a stronger online fundraising and marketing strategy can grow all of your avenues of offline support. While I could have easily come up with 20 ideas and tactics for building a sustainable pipeline of support, I narrowed it down to 6.

Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

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How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support. Our [statename] staff and volunteers are planning local activities to deliver thousands of petitions telling lawmakers why they must reject any proposed cuts to cancer research and support increased research funding.” .

ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives

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” Upon graduating with dual certifications, and one of the highest grades in the class, William secured an entry-level help desk support position with IPR International. The post ITWorks: Your Support Changes Lives appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology.

[IMPORTANT] Support nonprofits using technology for social change

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The opportunity has never been more apparent for nonprofits that the right technology tools and strategies can prove game-changing. But where can nonprofits access this information in this ever-changing digital world? From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

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Want to better engage your supporters? By utilizing automated nurture campaigns as part of your marketing strategy, you can keep your supporters engaged all year round. You’ll ensure that your supporters are not receiving too many or too few emails from your organization.

Bringing Up the Next Generation of Faithful Supporters

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My response is usually the same – how are you bringing up the next generation of faithful supporters? They can also open new networking, event and philanthropic support opportunities.

Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters

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Through nonprofit storytelling, we step into someone else’s shoes. The post Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters appeared first on John Haydon. Good stories connect people – to an idea or new information, and most importantly, to other people.

How Social Good Organizations Can Build Community at a Social Distance

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Many of you are providing frontline support for impacted people with meals, financial help, and other vital services. Many others are working toward your amazing missions while trying to connect with your supporters in this new social distancing environment.

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How Ideology Affects Which Causes Donors Support

Nonprofit Tech for Good

According to the 2017 Global Trends in Giving Report , a donor’s ideology has more impact upon which causes and types of nonprofits they support than gender or age. Donors with a liberal ideology support: 1. Donors with a moderate ideology support: 1.

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.