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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?

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.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

#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!

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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Predictive Modeling for Future Peer to Peer Fundraising Events

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Example of the predictive model for a peer to peer event: I’m organizing a walk that takes place in the next 30 days. Predictive Modeling uses “big data” to help predict the future. It’s the data-driven, more reliable version of a crystal ball.

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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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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Monthly Giving: 4 Ways to Improve Donor Retention and Recruit Sustainers

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Why on earth would a donor who has no relationship with you yet trust your organization enough to give you their credit card number or bank account information? For your organization, this is the most cost-effective and fastest way to grow your sustainers.

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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5 Instagram Ideas for Nonprofits to Boost Followers and Engagement

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At the Lupus Foundation of America , we’ve been active on Instagram since 2013, though until recently, it was not a central part of our organization’s social media strategy.

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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?

Preparing for the Annual Audit—Identifying Risks and Establishing Strong Internal Controls

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An open dialogue about risks helps us move together as an organization to prioritize our time and resources so that we’re taking care of mundane responsibilities as well as our mission work. Careful consideration of the organization’s culture is important.

[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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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.

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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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.

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.

[Tips for Nonprofits] The Art and Science of Persuasive Fundraising

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Persuasive Fundraising Tip: If you remember a supporter’s birthday or anniversary, they’re more likely to remember your organization when asked for a donation. A while ago, I read a book called Influence Science and Practice by Robert B. Cialdini.

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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.

The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign

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They contain powerful content and create exposure for your organization by educating others on your past, current and future efforts. Your organization’s mission and objectives should be clear to the reader.

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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.

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.

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[New eBook] Fundraising Matters: Building a Culture of Philanthropy

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We were caught in a vicious cycle where the lack of conditions for success was creating painfully high turnover and, with it, unsustainable relationships between constituents and our organizations. A few years ago, something hit those of us in the nonprofit sector right between the eyes.

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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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Can Nonprofits Really Raise Money With 5Ks?

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Organizers of the event don’t shy away from fundraising, and participants don’t only have the opportunity to run a great race, they get to do it knowing they are fundraising for a great cause!

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4 Ways Data and Analytics Can Help Nonprofits Achieve Positive ROI

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One of the core reasons I love data analytics in the world of fundraising is that it can drive us to achieve positive ROI and help us to determine an appropriate return on investment for our organization.

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.

How Individual Change Agents Can Help Us Build a Stronger Social Economy

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As people and organizations who care about changing the world, we should be intensely focused on how we catalyze the transformative impact of the individuals who are at the heart of any movement or change. Your organization is often just one channel through which they seek to drive change.

Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready for 2017?

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The experience your organization provides online must be one that converts. For example, an “Our Work” section may have individual pages describing each type of work your organization does, or an “About Us” section may have pages for Staff, History, etc.

44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

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Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. Organizations that turn supporters into fundraisers continue to be leaders in online fundraising , and this growth is now an important contributor to their overall revenue.

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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4 Ways Smart Integrations Can Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Results

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It can simplify your administrative work, allow for 360 degree view of your organization, and even help you raise more money. Rather than focusing on tasks that keep your organization running day-to-day, you can focus on tasks that push your organization further towards its goals.