Best Practices for Managing and Organizing Volunteers in 2021

Volunteer Hub

Strategically managing and organizing volunteers can maximize impact, reduce turnover, and create opportunities in 2021. One of the most valuable capabilities of strategic volunteer management is the ability to organize volunteers to create value.

25 Fundraising Ideas for Clubs and Organizations


Fundraisers produce the additional income for clubs and organizations (and even make up the bulk of an organization’s income). The post 25 Fundraising Ideas for Clubs and Organizations appeared first on Nonprofit Blog. Fundraising is a marathon.

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Membership Organizations as Amplifiers

Joy of Membership

This past week on the podcast, I had a conversation with Jeanette Brown from America’s Blood Centers about the work that her organization does to support its members. I’m curious about your organization’s work. Do you see yourself/your organization as an amplifier?

How Do Sponsorships Benefit the Sports Organization and the Sponsor?  

The Sponsorship Collective

And what does the sports organization get out of the deal? […]. The post How Do Sponsorships Benefit the Sports Organization and the Sponsor? Few types of sponsorships are bigger and more profitable than sports sponsorships.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know


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! NALEO Educational Fund is the nation’s leading non-profit, non-partisan organization that facilitates full Latino participation in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.

Get Organized and Increase Your Nonprofit Productivity

Get Fully Funded

We all have our own way of doing things, but sometimes our work outgrows our organization methods. Today, work expectations are higher, there’s more to manage, and you simply must be more organized to grow a small nonprofit. The more organized you are, the more efficient you are.

Funding Faith: Raising Money For Religion-Based Organizations


Giving to religion-based organizations often tops lists of philanthropic statistics. In fact, in the recent Giving USA 2020 report , donors gave more than $131 billion to religion-based organizations in the United States in 2020. .

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10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month


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. The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people.

“Seeding by ceding”: What we know about the latest group of organizations funded by MacKenzie Scott


Her third round of grants in less than a year, Scott wrote that grant recipients were “286 high-impact organizations in categories and communities that have been historically underfunded and overlooked.” iii] Currently, only nonprofit organizations can receive a Seal of Transparency.

How to Organize a 5k Fundraiser for Charity Run: Step-By-Step


Is your nonprofit organization thinking of organizing a 5k fundraiser to raise funds? Maybe you’ve organized a charity run in the past but it wasn’t as successful as you’d hoped. […].

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology. What are AR and VR, and how can you use these advances to help support your own organization? While this is a phenomenal advancement in technology, what does it have to do with fundraising for nonprofit organizations?

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?3 Reasons to Integrate Your Organization’s Systems

Saleforce Nonprofit

According to’s Nonprofit Trends Report (3rd Edition), 71% of organizations surveyed had to accelerate their move to digital programs or events last year due to the pandemic. Learn more about how your organization can get started with’s Nonprofit Success Pack.

Why is Creating Change in Membership Organization so Difficult?

Joy of Membership

Our conversation got me thinking about change and why it’s so difficult for people (and organizations) to do. The post Why is Creating Change in Membership Organization so Difficult?

How to Right-Size Impact Management for Your Organization

Saleforce Nonprofit

Nonprofit teams have a lot on their plates: not only do they have to run their programs as best they can to help their beneficiaries, but they have to run their internal organization also. You’ve heard of impact, and the many ways organizations try to capture what they’re doing.

3 Benefits of Using Crowdstack to Organize Your Nonprofit Staff

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How about a persistent, organized, centralized digital space? Every organization has a “Sarah.” You can also organize them. They can be organized into sets, and readily accessed by the team.

10 Core Competencies That an Employee Needs


Learn about the top 10 core competencies that your employees need to provide them a nurturing and empowering environment and grow your organization's productivity and employee satisfaction

Practical Guide to How Nonprofits Can Create Equity in Organizations and Community

Blue Avocado

In May 2020, when Black Lives Matter protests ignited by the murder of George Floyd erupted across the country, many organizations started becoming more aware of the need to challenge racism and to encourage racial equity in their own spaces.

An 11-Step Guide to Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The public counts on nonprofit organizations to champion important issues and bring about positive change. But a nonprofit organization’s yearly financial budget isn’t always enough for its goals. Crowdfunding helps you raise money for issues that are central to your organization and offset any costs not covered by your budget or other fundraising efforts. And because GoFundMe has a 0% platform fee , your organization will be able to keep more of the funds raised.

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8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month


From ensuring equal access to education to advocating for mental health awareness to creating black history for future generations, all of these organizations inspire us, and we hope they inspire you too. Check out the campaign here and learn more about this incredible organization. The Urban League of Portland was established in 1945 making it one of the oldest African American service, civil rights, and advocacy organizations in the region.

Get Organized With a Nonprofit Editorial Calendar


A nonprofit content calendar can help you plan, organize, and implement a content strategy that promotes your organization’s programs and services on multiple platforms including the web, social media, email, and print.

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM


Most nonprofits know firsthand the benefits of using a CRM system to manage their supporter data, and while every organization has common basic needs (reliable tracking for multi-channel campaigns, intuitive donor management, and clear reporting tools, for example), there is also much variation when it comes to the specific needs that arise across issues and missions. This month we’re talking about an area near and dear to all of our earth-loving hearts: environmental organizations.

Building a Dynamic Board for Your Organization

NonProfit PRO

Whether you are an employee, volunteer, donor, board member or play some other organizational role with a nonprofit organization, comprehensive knowledge of board development is a must for you to not only survive but thrive in whatever role you play or intend to play in the future.

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Top 12 Features Membership Organizations & Associations Should Look for in a CRM

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Written by Findjoo , this is the first post in a series of three about best practices in digital marketing and fundraising for membership organizations and associations. Running an organization can be a big challenge. This technology can make managing your organization easy.

How To Deliver What Your Organization Needs Most From You

Eric Jacobsen Blog

And, to often, these individuals do not understand the organization’s top priorities. These discoveries encouraged Berman and Bradt to write their new book, Influence and Impact , which provides an easy-to-follow, common-sense approach to building influence at any level of an organization.

Advantages of Using Blended Learning in Organizations


Here is why your organization blended learningA blended learning program can solve the issues that both ILT and eLearning face by combining the best of both methods.

How to Manage Your Organization Virtually

Wild Apricot

Top six areas of your organization that can be done virtually, so you can stay on top of its needs even when you’re in the midst of social distancing

5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day


This World Refugee day, here are 5 organizations you can support to help refugees travel safely and keep families together. In addition to working to protect Syrian refugees, they participate in the Share The Journey Migration Campaign with several other Catholic organizations, encouraging supporters to make a pilgrimage in solidarity with migrants around the world. For even more organizations doing great work, check out these 7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

Should Your Organization Offer Free Memberships?

Wild Apricot

Recruiting and retaining members during challenging social and economic times is hard work — as you well know! However, that doesn’t mean it’s time to throw in the towel just yet. There are many membership growth options that your. membership

Leveraging Engagement to Sustain Our Organizations

VQ Strategies

The most common topic of discussion in meetings lately and the theme of many sessions during this unusual fall conference season is the need to advocate for volunteer engagement as a strategy to help sustain organizations during these challenging times.

What You Should Know if You’re Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit Organization


Before starting a nonprofit organization, you should understand that the 501(c)(3) designation is just that: a tax designation. Name your organization. . Apply to be recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization. .

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12 Organizations Leading Nonprofit Marketing Strategy


Our list of some of today's leading organizations explores what makes their nonprofit marketing plans so effective. Who is at the forefront of digital marketing for nonprofits?

4 Powerful Marketing Tips for Fundraising Organizations


Refining your marketing techniques is key for reaching your nonprofit fundraising goals, but organizations often put marketing on the back burner.

Omnichannel Marketing for Mission-Driven Organizations

Forum One

This online behavior and user journey are why modern mission-driven organizations need to have an effective omnichannel approach within their marketing strategy. What can mission-driven organizations expect from an omnichannel approach?

The Quick Guide to Building an Online Community for your Organization

Cadmium CD

We’ve talked about how having an online community can drive interest in your organization as well as your upcoming events [link: previous article about benefits of having a community]. What does your organization need? Bring more members into your organization?

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5 Hybrid Event Ideas for Youth Organizations


Youth organizations like yours don’t just help kids live happier, healthier childhoods—you prepare them for the future! That’s why the longevity of youth development organizations is so important! Read on for hybrid event ideas your youth organization can use to grow your fundraising.

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The #1 Student Organization Software Used By 100+ Student Organizations

Wild Apricot

Many other student organizations have already automated their administrative work with student organization software, maybe it's time you did too

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Minnesota | 12-Step Guide


The post How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in Minnesota | 12-Step Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Blog. Minnesota gives a small-town feel to a big state. The people are friendly, and the scenery is beautiful. Still, there are high rates of poverty.

Accelevents Is Officially a SOC 2 Type 1 Certified Compliant Organization


In the first quarter of 2021, Accelevents became certified to be a SOC 2 Type 1 compliant organization. It is important for any organization to have solidified, iterable processes they can use to best serve their customers.”. Enforced two-factor authentication organization-wide.

How To Welcome New Members To An Organization

Wild Apricot

Do you remember the first conference you attended? What about your first association networking event? Did you feel welcomed, or more like a wallflower waiting for a dance invitation? As a junior association staffer, I was excited to fly halfway across. membership

The real reasons many organizations are still unable to diversify their board, staff, fundraising committees, etc.

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, sorry this post is a day late (my laptop updated at the most inconvenient time last night and. Board Relations Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion board of directors diversity nonprofit boards white moderates

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Resources to Help Your Organization Adapt During COVID-19

Wild Apricot

If you're facing unexpected challenges at the moment, here are some resources to support you and your organization as you adapt. You'll find information on running online events, working remotely, online fundraising, and more