Navigating Power Dynamics to Create “Sticky” Relationships

Connection Cafe

In our last npENGAGE post , we shared some advice for establishing a trusting corporate volunteer relationship that results in not only great project outcomes, but also sets the foundation for a successful long term partnership.

Move Up the Ladder of Relationship Marketing

SocialFish

When it comes to relationship marketing, what rung of the ladder is your association currently at? Relationship marketing isn’t just about having information about your audience: it’s about leveraging what you know to make real connections.

Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

Connection Cafe

In fact, it’s just the opposite – the beginning of a great relationship. . When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date. Like dating, not every volunteer relationship is going to be a great one. “It’s not me.

Realignment #6: Relationship-Driven Leadership

SocialFish

Associations, like bureaucratic organizations in other sectors, are at a critical juncture. Diagnosing and tackling this root problem is a priority for association leaders who want their organization to succeed.

The Art of Building Lasting Donor Relationships with One-To-One Marketing

Connection Cafe

Most likely, your organization is already tracking your supporters’ recency, frequency, and monetary data points. With all of your data points considered, your organization must determine where this valuable data is going.

Realignment #6: Relationship-Driven Leadership

SocialFish

Associations, like bureaucratic organizations in other sectors, are at a critical juncture. The fundamental challenge facing association leaders is the same facing the leaders of all types of organizations today: hierarchical, product-driven, and process-driven models dominate mature businesses in all sectors. Diagnosing and tackling this root problem is a priority for association leaders who want their organization to succeed.

How to Maintain Relationships With Outsourced Staff

NonProfit Hub

This may be sound advice when going through relationship troubles, but it should by no means apply to your decision making with outsourced staff. The post How to Maintain Relationships With Outsourced Staff appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Sponsored by Jitasa.

Selling the Relationship

Connection Cafe

” I responded that it’s more challenging for nonprofits because you’re trying to sell a relationship, which can be defined differently for each organization. Sure, donating and possibly buying something should be part of that relationship, but not likely at first.

Don’t Try It Alone| Build Relationships for Stronger Fundraising

Connection Cafe

I know a CEO who liked to say: I don’t need to worry about relationships to raise money. Sure you can, but not without strong relationships. To help you and your prospective donor ease into this new relationship, make sure you do a little research.

The CEO/Board Chair Relationship

BoardAssist

The CEO/Board Chair relationship can either propel a nonprofit to achieve enormous good in their sector, or act as a major hindrance towards accomplishing that goal. The CEO/Board Chair Relationship. We regularly remark upon the significance of a great CEO-board chair relationship.

6 Effective Ways to Thank Donors for a Lasting Relationship

Everyaction

When done well, these expressions of gratitude can build a lasting relationship with donors, leading to continued involvement. When it comes to giving thanks, there’s plenty that can be done to acknowledge donors and nurture your relationships with supporters.

Tips for Nonprofits on Using Social Media to Build Supporter Relationships

Connection Cafe

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.

Fail proof relationship advice

Connection Cafe

It’s universal to relationships. If it works with your BFF and your honey, it stands to reason that it will work with your social media relationships too. This Valentine’s Day, take a tip from your offline relationships and start listening. Start listening to what’s being said about your organization, your competitors and your industry. Now look around your organization and think – who can listen best? Organize their thoughts.

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4 Steps To Building Better Constituent Relationships

TechImpact

Because of their importance it is crucial that you are always looking for ways to improve your relationships with these most important of individuals. Also, it is important that everyone in your organization knows exactly what is happening, and why it is happening.

Your Brand Story: Change the Fundraising Game by Driving Donations and Building Relationships

Connection Cafe

In the very first meeting with a potential donor what you do, why it matters, and how they can help should be crystal clear to your audience— and all are absolutely critical to moving the supporter relationship forward. Why does your organization exist?

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Which Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Software is Best for Your Nonprofit?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Fundraising comes down to one thing: relationships. The ability to track and monitor those relationships should be the #1 priority for organizations seeking to expand their donor base or increase their revenue. Who Bloomerang is great for: Organizations who love dashboards.

Landing Large Donors: Research, Relationship and Response

NonProfit Hub

IRS 990s allow you to identify who has given how much to what organization. Then you can find connections and determine who is already interested in donating to an organization such as yours.

Membership Pros' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now

AFP Blog

Membership Pros'' Love/Hate Relationship With AMS Systems: Associations Now : "An association management software system can be a crucial tool for success in a membership organization—and also a possible source of frustration. The happiness of an association membership pro, perhaps more than staff from any other department, likely hinges day to day on the performance of a key IT system: association management software." ''via Blog this''. NPAMS NPComputerSoftware NPCRM NPMembershi

Measuring the Return on Relationships

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Measuring the Return on Relationships by Claire Diaz Ortiz (nee Williams). As I asserted, the real ROI (return on investment) of fundraising on new media is the relationships. But relationships ? When trying to promote our cause to the world, we yearn for relationships.

How to Build Meaningful Relationships on Social Media Using the 80/20 Rule

Connection Cafe

It’s a relationship. This did two things: It gave our social fans one thing to do a week and because they felt invested in the relationship, they were more engaged and took action. It forced us as an organization to organize our actions and come up with one priority a week.

How to Build More Donor Relationships with Social Media as Your Wingman

Connection Cafe

Years before he jumped up and down on Oprah’s couch, Tom Cruise starred in Top Gun, the story of Maverick, a fighter pilot, and his various relationships. They build up your organization’s brand and provide support for your mission and communication efforts.

Using Salesforce to Cultivate Donor Relationships

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” Recently, I had an opportunity to meet Tal Frankurt, CEO of Cloud for Good, where he shared some thoughts about how a well-designed SalesForce database could be an excellent tool for managing, measuring, and tracking relationships with donors.

How to Build a Better Board and Staff Relationship

NonProfit Hub

So naturally, your organization’s board chair and CEO are, no doubt, busy. But there’s one thing that simply can’t be put on the backburner if you want your organization to run more effectively—the relationship between your nonprofit board chair and your organization’s CEO.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 124: Making Pro-Bono Volunteering Work for Your Organization

Connection Cafe

Pro-bono volunteering can be a strategic resource for social change, benefitting companies, social good organizations and individuals. But what makes pro-bono relationships work for all partners, and how can your company or social good organization set up a pro bono program that has an impact?

#GivingTuesday: No Organization too Small

Connection Cafe

Don’t be fooled into thinking your organization is too small to participate in the success of #GivingTuesday. We’re calling all small organizations! Lastly, think about how to cultivate those new relationships after the excitement of the December 1st!

5 Tips for a Successful Mobile Relationship

Mobile Commons

We at Mobile Commons want to help you build deep, lasting relationships with the people who matter – your mobile subscriber list. If you take the time to build a serious relationship, your mobile list will be there for you when it matters most.

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

Connection Cafe

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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How to Build Relationships with Your Future Major Donors and Board Members: Millennials

Connection Cafe

Turning this idea to the non-profit industry, how many organizations make a true concerted effort to be the “cool parent”? The resentment which youth feel towards older generations, which The Who describes above, has a specific nugget of truth in it for non-profit organizations specifically.

Nonprofit Communications: Are They Helping You Build Relationships?

NonProfit Hub

Regardless, as a nonprofiteer, you’ve probably heard many times that a nonprofit communication strategy is vital to your organization’s success. Today, we’re talking about relationships and how your communication plan can make or break the connections you make with your constituents.

How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications

John Haydon

Maybe: if you work at a small enough organization. The chances that you’re going to remember hundreds or thousands of your organization’s supporters off the top of […]. The post How to Create Deeper Relationships with Donor Communications appeared first on John Haydon.

3 Easy Ways to Build Relationships with Your Volunteers

NonProfit Hub

In the midst of all the planning craze, it’s easy to forget the volunteers that provide vital services and bring passion to your organization. It’s a really simple way to get most of your volunteers together in one place and to show them how important they are to your organization’s family.

Foster Relationship With Volunteers By Engaging Them Through Social Media

TechImpact

Volunteers are an invaluable resource for most nonprofit organizations. For many nonprofits, volunteers are the life blood that keeps the organization running. According to a recent post from Socialbrite, engaging volunteers online can really pay off in the long run.

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

Connection Cafe

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?

Relationships That Raise Funds: 5 Tips for Creating Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers

NetWits

Whether it’s your first fundraising event, or tenth, helping supporters be great peer-to-peer fundraisers is always on the mind of successful event fundraising organizations.

Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

They could be a group of people who support a particular nonprofit’s social change agenda or a group of people from different organizations united around a common challenge, idea, or cause. Has your organization used this model to support donor engagement or an ambassador community?

How to Build Relationships with Influencers Through Seed Content

TechImpact

But how does your organization get the attention of these big name influencers? The post How to Build Relationships with Influencers Through Seed Content appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. Content markets are alway looking for new ways to encourage field influencers to share their work. Successfully partnering with visible experts in your non-profit’s area is an excellent way to make your content go viral.

How to Build Relationships with Your Future Major Donors and Board Members: Millennials

Connection Cafe

Turning this idea to the non-profit industry, how many organizations make a true concerted effort to be the “cool parent”? The resentment which youth feel towards older generations, which The Who describes above, has a specific nugget of truth in it for non-profit organizations specifically. It’s absolutely vital to the long-term health of your organization to have a plan , any plan, to bring this group into the fold of your mission.

Building Personal Relationships with Thousands at a Time

NetWits

As evidenced by the post title, I like to think of targeted content as the ability to build personal relationships with hundreds, or even thousands, of constituents at a time. Let’s say your organization has 3 primary service programs: animals, homeless and youth.

How to Use Holiday-Season Volunteering to Start a Long-Term Relationship

NonProfit Hub

For other nonprofits, people might not consider volunteering for your organization because they don’t know the opportunity exists. Often local news organizations compile lists of volunteering opportunities, so ask around and try to get included in those.

The Burning Ring of Your Constituent Relationship

Connection Cafe

How do you mend an ailing constituent relationship? Validate their involvement in your organization. If you wish to cultivate a more intimate relationship, inspire them and re-kindle the love and hope that brought you together in the first place.

4 Ways Religious Organizations Can Talk About Fundraising with Supporters

Connection Cafe

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. Here are 4 ways to talk about faith-based fundraising that will help you honor your spiritual work and deepen the relationships with those you serve: 1.

Reinventing Donor Relationships - A New Online Giving Study

Connection Cafe

We know that donors that have a connection to an organization online have a greater propensity for giving more and more often. There is too much goodness in this study to cover in one blog post, so I encourage you to read the full report to dig deeper into the key study findings that include: Just as the strength of the donor-charity relationship heavily influences offline giving, the online giving experience has a significant impact on donor loyalty, retention and gift levels.

5 Features Environmental Organizations Need From Their CRM

Everyaction

In this series, we’ll be exploring the unique concerns that organizations in different fields consider when searching for a CRM software. This month we’re talking about an area near and dear to all of our earth-loving hearts: environmental organizations. Offline Organizing Capability.