First-Time Donor Retention: 3 Nonprofit Best Practices

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Your nonprofit’s team likely spends quite a bit of time focusing on raising the funds you need to achieve your goals. Start boosting your donor retention rate by focusing on those who are just giving to your nonprofit for the first time.

The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

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As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded across the world, nonprofit fundraisers have been required to take one of three actions for their spring peer-to-peer fundraising (P2P) campaigns : cancel, postpone, or take it virtual. Moving into the fall, we have more time to prepare.

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Making time for time management

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Time is perhaps one of the most valuable resources that we have, especially for nonprofits. How do you stay productive and make sure that every minute is contributing to the fulfillment of your organization''s mission?

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Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …”. Does it seem like the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities sum up the times we’re living in today? Nonprofits have the potential to Do.

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Why Now is the Time to Focus on Long-Term Relationships for Fundraising

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Even in uncertain times you still have a fundraising goal to meet, so this is the perfect strategy. Tracking constituent information is essential for your organization to maintain high-value relationships over long periods of time. Relationships are the foundation of fundraising.

It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

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Now it’s time for you to show us YOUR culture! Nonprofit News #showyourculture Arts & Cultural Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more.

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Technology And The Modern Fundraiser - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "The new and growing challenges of today might be met with tomorrow’s advancements in technologies such as virtual reality, image reading and consolidated databases in the years to come." 'via

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4 Ways We Can Approach the Lack of Time as Fundraisers

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If I’ve learned anything in my 35 years in fundraising it’s that there really isn’t enough time. Enough time to test before investing the entire budget on a “great” idea. Enough time to learn how to maximize the new ideas that promise to revolutionize fundraising.

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Planning a Golf Fundraiser in Uncertain Times: Technology Offers Time Savings & Flexibility

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These are questions with unpredictable answers, making time savings and flexibility more crucial than ever. Here’s how to leverage technology to plan a golf fundraiser in these uncertain times. As a nonprofit, you can get one for free through GolfStatus.org’s Golf for Good program.

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It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

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It’s a special time of year following consumer-driven Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, when people around the world rally behind the missions that speak to their hearts. And it’s time to talk strategy.

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It’s Time to Know What You Don’t Know

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The experts at the store got me thinking about technique and tools in a way I never considered.Did you know if you pair a thicker roller with a heavier handle and a higher quality primer-included paint you will achieve an evenly colored wall in half the time and in only one coat? I thought “time-suck” was my only option. What I realized that with a greater investment up front—of both my time and money—I would be better educated and better equipped to handle the job ahead of me. .

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A Nonprofit’s Cyber Liability And Data Privacy - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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A Nonprofit’s Cyber Liability And Data Privacy - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times

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Glitch Torpedoes Give Local AmericaThe NonProfit Times : "Technical difficulties brought Give Local America to a screeching halt yesterday, forcing some communities to extend the 24-hour crowdfunding event for at least another day." 'via via Blog this

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Facebook: Is it Worth your Nonprofit’s Time?

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How much time should your nonprofit spend engaging with their “fans” on Facebook? Or will nonprofit campaigners who spend eight hours a week on their FB fanpage see better results such as more actions taken on campaigns and increased donations? Nonprofits Spend 2.6

EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time

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Last week, I had the ear of a brilliant nonprofit guru and jumped on the chance to ask her for some advice. What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? Brilliant Nonprofit Guru: End-of-year fundraising.

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11 Time Tracking Software Tools Nonprofits Swear By

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If you're looking for a better way to fill out time sheets, here are 11 easy-to-use (and free) time tracking software tools that can completely automate the process for you. Time-Tracking

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Overhead: Time to Pull Our Heads Out of the Sand?

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Some say it’s the wrong measure of a nonprofit organization’s success; others say it is the gold standard for measuring worthiness for support. At the second step, nonprofits feel pressure to conform to funders’ unrealistic expectations. grassroots, national) of nonprofit organizations.

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Let the games begin | The NonProfit Times

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Let the games begin | The NonProfit Times : During the 2013 Bridge to Integrated Marketing conference, Jeremy Ryan of Lipman Hearne offered the idea of making fundraising fun, by applying gamification. Gamification sounds like one of those words people make up to express some kind of bizarre concept.

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Why Trying to "Go Viral" is a Ridiculous Waste of Time

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As it becomes a bigger part of the marketing lexicon , "going viral" has become everyone’s holy grail, but does that approach to nonprofit campaigns make sense for your organization? nonprofit campaigns campaigns

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It’s Time to Go Beyond the Usual Suspects in Planned Giving

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Experienced nonprofit managers and leaders tred a well-worn path when thinking about planned giving. Yet, many nonprofits risk missing this opportunity by remaining solely focused on the wealthiest in their supporter base. It is time for nonprofit leaders to cast a wider net.

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Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times

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Video Chatting Connects Operations | The NonProfit Times : Laura Quinn, executive director and founder of Portland, Maine-based Idealware, said that Skype is ideal for organizations that have a lot of remote partners. “It’s It’s a free way to do video conferencing,” said Quinn. You are able to see people’s faces and gestures — things you wouldn’t get over a phone line. It makes people feel like they are part of the team even if they are far away

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eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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eLearning on limited resources - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "During the recent ASAE 2015 Technology Conference & Expo, Allison Hamrick of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS), Micah Jordan of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and Amanda Batson of ABD Partners, LLC, offered five tips for successful learning and technology partnerships, especially focused on eLearning, in organizations with limited resources.

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!

Online Security A Major Issue For Fundraisers - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Online Security A Major Issue For Fundraisers - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "Cyber security has become a leading cause for concern among managers at nonprofit organizations. Some 81 percent of 470 respondents ranked cyber security as among the top 10 risks in their organization, including 24 percent of those surveyed who ranked it in the top three." 'via via Blog this

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The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

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Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

Worth Of A Nonprofit Web Visitor … 61¢ - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Worth Of A Nonprofit Web Visitor … 61¢ - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "mail list size grew but email open rates declined while online revenue was up mainly because of growing monthly giving for some of the largest nonprofits last year.

One Email Tactic Nonprofits Need to Steal From Brand Marketers

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Sending the right email message to the right constituent at the right time can be almost impossible to organize manually. But, what if it didn’t have to be that way?

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Online Fundraising Finally Catching On At.eduThe NonProfit Times

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Online Fundraising Finally Catching On At.eduThe NonProfit Times : "Online Fundraising Finally Catching On At.edu By Mark Hrywna - May 12, 2015 More colleges and universities are experimenting with social media as part of their fundraising efforts than last year, according to a recent survey, although for the vast majority, it still represents 5 percent or less of their total.

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Time Management for Small Nonprofits

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In very small nonprofits, one person often must carry the full workload – but how can the one-person shop "do it all"? How do you handle prioritizing and time management? If you missed last Friday's #smNPchat Twitter chat on the topic, catch up now with a transcript and a free handout on Time Management for Small Nonprofits. Tags: chat networking networking events nonprofit non-profit Non-profit technology nptech productivity time management Twitter

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Virtual Meetings: 5 Tips for Nonprofits Working Across Time Zones

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Often, the training on-site is the beginning of project which includes facilitating sessions remotely across time zones. I know many nonprofits that work globally, either with affiliate offices or partners in different countries, sometimes with a time zone difference of 6-12 hours.

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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Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

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Especially nonprofit leaders like you. With life already overly busy, increased demand for your services, a constant push to increase funding and more ideas being suggested than you can possibly implement, when do you have time for a crisis? No one likes a crisis.

Announcing… NonProfit Times TV!

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Live broadcasting via the Web has been around a couple years thanks to sites like UStream.tv , but the nonprofit sector has been slow to adopt this new technology… until recently. HOW TO: Launch a Broadcast “TV&# Channel for Your Nonprofit.

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Why the Time is Right for Healthcare Organizations to Cash in on Sustainer Giving

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Healthcare organizations have an incredible opportunity with sustainers – donors who choose to give using an automated recurring payment through their bank account or credit card (most of the time monthly). But, with the recent shifts in consumers, organizations and the market, the time is right to cash in on sustainer giving. This change makes it the perfect time to cash in on sustainer giving.

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A first impression for big donor prospects | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Time to think.SXSW

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I recently started going to the Interactive part of the conference and it has been an exciting learning experience every time. The panel picker is out and there are some great choices in the nonprofit realm. Nonprofits + Facebook = Awesome. Author: Josh Shepherd.

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49 Popular Nonprofit Software Tools That Save Time and Money

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Like any company, your nonprofit needs software to increase productivity. Here are 49 of the most popular nonprofit software tools perfect for that. technology nonprofit-software

Digital Annual Reports Click With Donors - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Digital Annual Reports Click With Donors - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "The trend of interactive, digital annual reports has been gaining steam since at least 2011, according to Scott Martin, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Hauppauge, N.Y.-headquartered

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The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

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While it might seem a little early to start thinking about 2020 to some (hint: it’s not), it’s the perfect time to benchmark where 2019 has taken you. The Nonprofit Summer Reading List. When’s the last time you reviewed your plans or asked for feedback from your team?

4 reasons to use LinkedIn for fundraising | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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4 reasons to use LinkedIn for fundraising | The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : ocial media is not just for selfies and pictures of food. While many organizations report little success fundraising on social media, some platforms can help you research prospects and build relationships.

The NonProfit Times -"Stretching Laptop Run Time

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The NonProfit Times - The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management: "Stretching Laptop Run TimeBy Ted NeedlemanYou have to wonder sometimes. As laptops get smaller and lighter, their run times often suffer due to fact that smaller laptops have smaller batteries. Improvements in battery technology and the development of power-sipping CPUs help somewhat, but it’s rare to find a laptop.

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Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times

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Big Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects - The NonProfit TimesThe NonProfit Times : "ig Donors Want Self-Sustaining Projects By Zach Halper - October 7, 2014 Charitable giving by the wealthiest individuals in the world has increased to levels not seen since before the Great Recession, according financial research firms Wealth-X and Arton Capital.