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

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Many digital advocacy organizations simply focus on campaigns that supporters can participate in by simply adding their names to petitions or letters to Congress. Interested in learning how to setup and run a distributed campaign program for your organization in 2017?

4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

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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. Show your donors how giving to your organization is part of being a good and faithful steward.

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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. We know that social good organizations are constantly strapped for resources that allow them to meet their missions.

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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How Will Tracking Outcomes Help Your Organization’s Story?

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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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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

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Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards? I know the storyboards seem pretty cool, but if you have to choose just one, you’d probably watch the movie.

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

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Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. We’re calling all small organizations!

5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

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billion in online gifts in 2016 from more than 4,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Medical Research Organizations have the Smallest Online Gift Size: The Medical Research sector has an online average gift of $89. I have a confession to make.

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15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

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Nonprofits are being called to a higher standard of transparency because donors what to know how their money is being used and what type of impact your organization is making (Madeline Turner has a few thoughts on showing your impact ). Online fundraising isn’t a fad.

6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

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That means there’s an ever growing opportunity to improve results for nonprofit organizations of all sizes and missions. For example, a nonprofit could leverage AI to learn how their organization can collaborate with others to solve a global need featured in online posts and current events.

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Reflections from the World Economic Forum: Four Big Trends for Social Good Organizations to Watch

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Social good organizations are embracing the paradigm shift – or risk getting left behind. Social good organizations (nonprofits, foundations, education institutions, etc.) Social good organizations will embrace the new tools of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The tools powering these revolutionary changes in the corporate space can also be leveraged by social good organizations to drive dramatic shifts in effectiveness, scale and outcomes.

The Real Rules of Board Membership: Finding Your Seat at the Right Table

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Unless you are prepared to make a five-figure (or more) gift to a larger organization, stick with a smaller nonprofit (or local chapter of a national group) who will value your gift more and be more likely to extend an invitation to serve.

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The Future of Nonprofit Engagement Strategies

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Think of it this way: If I told you in 1995 that you needed a website for your organization you probably would have seen it coming. We need them to tell people like them why it’s so powerful to be involved in our organizations.

Growth Hacking Your Mission With People Power

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Today more than ever, individuals are connected to causes more than organizations. People want to spread ideas much more than they care about being card-carrying member of your organization. Your organization is just one channel through which they seek to drive change.

Embracing the Point of Impact Together: Outcomes Measurement Tips for Funders and Nonprofits

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One of the most exciting parts of 2017 for me so far has been to see how many nonprofit organizations and foundations are becoming more and more passionate about outcomes measurement.

11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

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Focus on the science of fundraising (not just the art): Successful organizations have found a way to weave data into their stories —their data is the proof point of all the good they’re doing in the world.

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3 Strategies to Build Your Organization’s Financial Capacity

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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.

A Nonprofit’s Guide to #GivingTuesday and End of Year Fundraising

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Make sure you include hashtags for #GivingTuesday and one specific to your organization Tips: You can create your Click to Tweet and Click to Post URLs using this website: [link] Also, make sure that the Facebook Post and Tweets are pulling an engaging image from your landing page.

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Understanding Volunteers and Donors With Analytics

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Truly understanding your organization’s prospects and customer behavior can be the difference between successful and unsuccessful volunteer recruitment and fundraising campaigns. 71% of organizations utilize some form of marketing automation.

Disaster Can Strike Anywhere. Is Your Organization Prepared?

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Does your organization need a disaster fundraising plan? The reality is that disasters can happen anywhere and organizations can be thrown into the relief efforts even when it isn’t part of their mission.

How to Find Your Next Great Board Member

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The right dynamic between a board and its leadership will ensure the success of the organization, satisfaction of those who drive that success, and realization of your unique and powerful vision. In my experience, the answer to that question is dependent on the organization.

Peer to Peer Fundraising is Changing—Are You Keeping Up?

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The events studied were run by 171 nonprofit organizations and encompass over 10.9 Understanding how different types of events perform is a critical first step in selecting a new fundraising event for your organization.

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Lowering the ‘Giving Barrier’ for Millennials

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According to the Millennial Impact Report , 72 percent of Millennials are eager to join a nonprofit and a little over 50 percent would like to give monthly to a charitable organization. And most importantly, what the journey to full organization immersion has looked like.

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How Corporate Volunteering Programs Benefit Everyone

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Be it flexible work schedules and environments, unlimited paid time off, education subsidies, mechanisms to spotlight great work and provide praise and everything in between, organizations are focusing their efforts on the overall wellbeing and engagement of their employees.

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

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Here are five trends to look out for – and tips for how your organization can leverage them. As the year unfolds, it’s critical for these organizations to keep donors engaged, using news hooks to emphasize the importance of ongoing giving. Organized, planned giving.

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Your Ladder of Engagement is Holding You Back

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The “Ladder of Engagement” has become a common part of the digital organizer’s vernacular. Every nonprofit campaigner with a year of experience in the sector is familiar with the concept, and has likely plotted one out for their organization.

Actigiving—The Next Phase in the Evolution of Episodic Giving

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In recent months, there have been numerous media reports of significant giving surges to nonprofit organizations following the 2016 U.S. The Ice Bucket Challenge in 2015 helped the ALS Association in the United States and several international organizations raise more than $100 million.

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Technology Partnerships

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When you decide to integrate new technology in your organization, you may have a good idea about what you want that technology to do, you may even have leads about who makes it – but how can you be sure you’ve found the perfect partner to initiate and implement new solutions for your organization?

Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

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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.

A 2017 Outlook on Corporate Responsibility

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Organizations need to listen to their employees more and take cues from them. In the end, organizations must have the infrastructure in place to connect the dots on measurement, impact and storytelling across the entirety of their CR, Sustainability, PR, Marketing, HR, and IR efforts.

Major Gifts: Defining and Enhancing Your Strategy

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Over $400 billion in combined charitable donations were given to nonprofit organizations in the U.S. Many organizations are embracing these coming-of-age fundraising strategies, but it may be to the detriment of what we’ve traditionally called “major gifts”.

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The 9 Considerations for a Successful Budget Process

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Whether you are just starting a nonprofit or have been in existence for years, your organization requires a budget. A good budgeting process engages those who are responsible for adhering to the budget and implementing the organization’s objectives in creating the budget.

4 Ways to Use Facebook to Engage Millennials in Your Cause

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Formalize an influencer program that empowers and encourages you supporters to share your content with their networks—this works for boosting follower growth, raising awareness for an event, or educating more people on issues your organization is work to solve.

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[New Report] Online Giving Increased by 7.9% in 2016

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The 2016 Charitable Giving Report includes overall giving data from 6,845 nonprofit organizations representing $23 billion in total fundraising from 2016. gifts to nonprofit organizations they supported. Overall charitable giving increased 1% in 2016 and online giving was up 7.9%

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Data Appends: A Guide for Your Nonprofit

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Don’t go chasing wealthy people who are disinclined to give to your organization. Instead use predictive models to find those who not only have financial capacity, but are also likely to make a major gift to your organization. Analytics is all the rage in development offices.

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Disney’s Secret Sauce – 3 Learnings You Can Take Back To Your Arts Organization Today

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So, I thought it would be fun to share 3 strategies and tactics you can learn from Disney and apply at your organization. This is something that is core to the Disney culture but also something that you can take back to your organization today.

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Why Advanced Analytics Are ?Critical for Healthcare Fundraising Improvement 

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Healthcare organizations are part of an increasingly competitive landscape for donor dollars in the philanthropic market. Understanding how organizations can leverage analytics and data is critical to fundraising success. .

The Secret to Raising $1M During Your First-Year Fundraising Event

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For example, the time I spend volunteering for an organization is time I’m not spending with my kids, but it would only take me a few minutes to process an online donation. You’ve probably heard it said that the first million is the hardest.

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5 Ideas for University Fundraising Campaigns at Year-End

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Higher education performed in line with the average across the public sector, however, it’s slightly behind Human Services, Healthcare and Environment/Animal Welfare organizations, which means there’s room to grow! In 2016, higher education institutions saw 17.7%

Designing for Good #5: The Best of End-of-Year Email Campaigns

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e3 combines an appeal with clear stories of organization impact from throughout 2016. A playlist costs your organization nothing but a little creativity.

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