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

Connection Cafe

As nonprofit leaders look ahead and think about how to significantly expand the impact of their advocacy campaigns, there is one key tactic that may be your secret to punching above your weight: Supporter-Led Campaigns. You Reach New Supporters.

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. Their generosity and financial support is what allows you to carry out your work and set a bold vision for the future. 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.

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Supporting Arts and Cultural Organizations Makes a Big Impact

Connection Cafe

Arts and cultural organizations are not exempt from the excitement and are competing with other nonprofits for donor dollars. How do you convince someone to donate to your arts organization?

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters can raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Teach Supporters to Fundraise and Provide Samples.

Artificial Intelligence for Nonprofits and other Social Good Organizations

Connection Cafe

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.

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.

New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The first and most important step is for organizations to put on their listening ears and monitor conversations, get feedback, and continuously improve. New Guide: How To Engage Your Supporters with Social Listening Guest Post By Roz Lemieux.

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Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Powering the Nonprofit Community through Customer Support Guest Post. by Dorie Wallace Vice President, Customer Support, Blackbaud. But until that happens, our support team wants every interaction to delight customers through friendly service and proactive problem-solving.

#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!

Create a Welcome Series for New Supporters in 3 Easy Steps

Connection Cafe

In fact, you just need to follow these three easy steps and you’ll have a welcome series that leaves your supporters asking for more. over the course of time that educates them about your organization and encourages them to become more engaged and connected.

The 5 Phases of the Faith-Based Supporter Lifecycle

Connection Cafe

Most faith-based organizations rely on supporters to fund their work. Many organizations of faith don’t think of their supporters as “donors,” though. Other faith-based organizations talk about “donors,” but wonder about how to solicit donations while still honoring their higher calling. Whether you are a place of worship, school, or other organization of faith, the truth is that you have donors, and you rely on them to keep carrying out your mission and vision.

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How to Build Great Organizations for Greater Societal Impact

Connection Cafe

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?

Connection Cafe

Back in my days as a Corporate Funder, I was routinely asked to provide giving details for our organization. What is different for those people that our grants support?” Perhaps before implementing across your organization, you can try to pilot in an area that you have control over.

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3 Easy Ways to Amplify Your Welcome Series for New Supporters

Connection Cafe

Last month we wrote about the 3 steps to creating a Welcome Series to effectively onboard new constituents to your organization. For most organizations, new constituents come in all shapes and sizes. These are just a few scenarios that ring true for most organizations.

How to Grow Offline Support by Executing Stronger Online Strategies

Connection Cafe

With proper planning and execution, a stronger online fundraising and marketing strategy can grow all of your avenues of offline support. While I could have easily come up with 20 ideas and tactics for building a sustainable pipeline of support, I narrowed it down to 6.

Top 5 Twitter Management Tips for Non-Profit Organizations to Increase Followers Organically

SocialFish

The social media network isn’t just limited to commercial entities, but is also beneficial to a wide range of not-for-profit organizations who support various causes. The challenge for most organizations on Twitter lies in getting a good number of followers, and growing followers.

3 Unforgettable Reasons Arts and Cultural Organizations Need Pinterest

NetWits

Pinterest for Arts and Cultural Organizations, really? So what does all this mean for Arts and Cultural Organizations ? Pinterest is all about visual stimulation, showcasing beautiful images that move people to like, repin, or share, thereby supporting your cause.

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Video Is A Must For Your Organization’s Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Video is Real-time – Live-broadcasted video is quickly becoming a way for organizations to demonstrate impact and connect intimately with donors – real time ! Until then, here are 3 quick ones: Be smart about your video’s title and description – Describe your video with words your supporters use – not the jargon you hear in your board meetings. What would you rather do: Watch Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in a movie theater, or flip through the storyboards?

Supporting Artists With Disabilities

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

This recent holiday season, Benetech began supporting an innovative organization that helps people with disabilities develop their creative abilities and become working artists. The organization works with people in their 20s, to elder artists in their 80s.

7 Tips For Building Nonprofit Supporter Profiles

TechImpact

Donors, volunteers, partners, and sponsors are considered the “life blood” of nonprofit organizations and foundations. Therefore each individual relationship, interaction, and correspondence with these supporters is vital to a nonprofit’s overall sustainability.

Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

The mystery of creating real impact using Facebook has eluded many organizations for years now. There are examples of organizations succeeding with a certain campaign but when the campaign is over, they aren’t sure what to do.

44 Ways to Turn Your Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

NetWits

Turning your everyday supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. Supporters raise significant amounts of money and bring new donors to your organization. So, how can you help supporters become fundraising superstars? Looking for additional resources like this?

How Marketing Automation Can Help You Better Engage Your Supporters

Connection Cafe

Want to better engage your supporters? By utilizing automated nurture campaigns as part of your marketing strategy, you can keep your supporters engaged all year round. You’ll ensure that your supporters are not receiving too many or too few emails from your organization.

6 Tips For Engaging And Retaining Your Nonprofit’s ‘BIG’ Supporters

TechImpact

” Literally, they keep charity alive and help nonprofit organizations grow and flourish, so how do you keep your donors and sponsors interested in your nonprofit for years to come? Image courtesy of Etiquette Consulting Inc.

Is Your Organization Prepared to Dodge Donor Data Disasters?

Connection Cafe

It’s heartwarming to see the generosity from the American people when we rally behind a specific cause and show support through donations of time, money, and materials. If so, did they give to another event or did they make a gift towards general support?

Performing Arts Fundraising: How to Target Life-Long Supporters

Connection Cafe

Almost every arts organization would say that audience development is vital to their long term viability. And they are willing to do this with the hope that these new ticket buyers will become life-long supporters.

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

Connection Cafe

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.

How Charities Get Tech Support in Uganda

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared is TechSoup's answer to providing local tech support and learning opportunities. For his day job, Robert runs Communications without Borders and the NGO Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization. This has a membership of more than 250 organizations.

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

These three characteristics hold true for resilient organizations as well.…Resilient The World Health Organization identifies workplace stress as the “ global health epidemic of the 21st century.” How do you ensure that your organization is building its resiliency muscle?

Encourage Online Supporters To Share Your Organization’s Content

TechImpact

organizations can now spread targeted content with the click of a button. Today’s Internet world has made it easier than ever before to share content with a wide audience. Through websites, social media, mass-emails, etc.,

#BBCON 2016| What’s in It for Arts & Cultural Organizations

Connection Cafe

So I went ahead and picked out some of the top sessions for Arts & Cultural organization to make planning your conference journey just a little bit easier. Being Part of a Funder’s Portfolio: Perspectives on the Public and Private Funding Landscape: Come learn from Dr. Kathryn Mathew, Director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the main provider of federal support within the United States for museums and libraries.

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Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters

John Haydon

These four tips will help you motivate others with your organization’s story: 1. The post Nonprofit Storytelling: 4 Tips to Motivate Supporters appeared first on John Haydon. Good stories connect people – to an idea or new information, and most importantly, to other people.

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How to Engage Your Supporters and Find Super Fans

Tech Soup Blog

NetSquared DC organized a panel discussion on Engagement Strategy: Empowering Champions* and Influencers* on November 3, 2015, to delve into this question. Think of a team, group, community, or organization that you're really passionate about.

Online Community Organizing: Start small, think big!

Amy Sample Ward

NetSquared’s February series exploring “Online Community Organizing” includes three different interviews; I’m really excited to participate! Q: What does “online” add to the community organizing? Q: How do you combine working on the ground with online organizing?

How Do Other Organizations Control Administrative Costs?

Tech Soup Blog

For many organizations, the terms "transparency" and "accountability," when uttered in the same sentence as "indirect/administrative costs," mean only one thing: it's time for another round of belt-tightening.

Our Journey to Support Every Nonprofit on the Planet

Tech Soup Blog

"Today, our network of partners connects more than 90 corporate donors and dozens of foundations with 700,000 organizations in over 100 countries. They can also rely on the benefits of secure, supported technology. Twenty years ago, TechSoup was a very different place.

What to Do When You Outgrow Your Homegrown Tech Support

Tech Soup Blog

Some Signs Your Organization Has Outgrown Its Accidental Techie. With little or no IT budget, relying on an accidental techie is an unavoidable step for most organizations to get going. This usually starts to happen when an organization grows to about 8 to 10 people.

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Are Your Creepy Pitches Spooking Your Supporters? Pitch Fail and How To Fix It!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Are your creepy pitches spooking your supporters? Maybe it wasn’t you, per se, who penned the pitch, but organizations send out appeal letters all the time that are just as creepy as my request for you to buy my book. Sincerely, ED of Organization Awesome.

Does Your Nonprofit Organization’s Culture Eat French Fries for Breakfast?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Self-care in a nonprofit organization is the responsibility of both the individual staff person and the organization. Organizations must support staffs’ self-care efforts through clearly articulate values, policies, and programs. Flickr Photo by Kris Krug.

Tips and Tools to Build Your Organization’s Brand

NonProfit Hub

An organization’s brand is much more than what meets the eye. Graham said it’s a problem she has run into numerous times while working with organizations. Many problems are a result of the organization communicating incorrectly with their audience, whether that be volunteers, peers, donors, the community or anyone else your organization interacts with. In the nonprofit world, that means giving people a reason to get engaged with your organization.