Financial Systems Integrations:  It’s less scary than it sounds

NonProfit Hub

The post Financial Systems Integrations: It’s less scary than it sounds appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Imagine you’re a large, professional organization. You’ve been getting your revenue primarily from memberships, conferences for members, and fundraising ? and you think it’s time to upgrade to a new database system after 20 or so years. . Let’s say the system you decide on is well-known for how it managed members, events, and fundraising. But there’s one glaring problem ?

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Lessons from the Field: How Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound Turned a Major Event into a Virtual Fundraiser

Connection Cafe

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound was excited to host their annual Big Breakfast, a celebration of their impact on the community and their second highest grossing fundraiser of the year , on March 26, 2020. Want to hear more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound’s Virtual Big Breakfast campaign and hear Corey talk live about the process of creating their campaign?

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Surround Sound Fundraising

NTEN

"Surround sound fundraising recognizes that there is no such thing as a single-channel donor, because there is no such thing as a single-channel person." Savvy nonprofits are moving to “surround sound” fundraising. Brenna Holmes. Vice President of Digital. Chapman Cubine Adams + Hussey. " The growth of the Internet and the expansion of digital communications give nonprofits new ways to reach their donors and supporters.

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5 Ways to Make Your Email Fundraising Appeals Sound More Human

NonProfit Hub

Together with the TSHA team, we devised a treatment that sounded more like something a human would write. But the subject line sounded grandiose and possibly hyperbolic. Maybe it sounds more like “marketing” in our heads. The post 5 Ways to Make Your Email Fundraising Appeals Sound More Human appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. If you’re a nonprofit, chances are you are sending an email fundraising appeal this month. And maybe next month. And definitely the next month.

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3 Fundraising Experts Sound off on Donor Retention from the Donors Perspective

Connection Cafe

How do your donors feel about you? Seems like a good question to ask yourself once in a while. Better yet, it seems like a good question to ask your donors once in a while! Relationships are complicated. You and I both know that. I have to check in with my wife all the time to be sure everything is OK. Sometimes it’s as simple as paying attention to how she says good morning. Sometimes it’s a long conversation. Sometimes it’s a look or gesture.

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This is What the Participatory Museum Sounds Like

Museum 2.0

It's late in the afternoon. I'm cranking away on a grant proposal, when suddenly, a classical rendition of "All the Single Ladies" wafts up the stairs. In the office, colleagues lift their heads. "Is Is that.?" someone asks. Yup," another nods. We grin. This is the magic a piano in the lobby makes. We've now had a piano in the MAH lobby for several months. About once each week, a visitor walks in and blows everyone away. Sometimes it's a homeless person. Sometimes a lover's duet.

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The Nonprofit Weekly Roundup: Signature Sounds, Writing It Down, and Picking Up Tabs.

Connection Cafe

Here are this week’s nonprofit highlights: What’s the sound of your nonprofit’s brand? Colleen Fahey’s article, How Audio Enhances Your Brand Content: Find Your Signature Sound , provides guidance for how your nonprofit can strengthen its voice. I’m horrible with goodbyes. I mean, horrible.

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Why “Segmentation” Isn’t as Scary as It Sounds (And You NEED It In Marketing)

NonProfit Hub

The post Why “Segmentation” Isn’t as Scary as It Sounds (And You NEED It In Marketing) appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. This article originally appeared in our Nonprofit Hub Magazine, a free bi-monthly magazine dedicated to providing focused content on a particular topic. By now, your appeal should be written. But if not, this is your last warning! In our November/December edition, we explored how to build your 2015 marketing plan.

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Summer Days with Mountains to Sound Greenway

GroundWire

We recently built a website and integrated database for the awesome Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust here in Washington state. This weekend, they’re kicking off 100 days of 100 things to do over 100 miles of gorgeous Washington soil and sound. The Mountains to Sound Greenway 20th Anniversary Trek! This is nine days of biking and hiking from Ellensburg to the shores of Puget Sound – Mountains to Sound Greenway style. Summer is here. Woooooo! Time to get outside.

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What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

EveryAction

The big sound bite from this year’s Benchmarks Report is that total online revenue grew by only 1% in 2018. And honestly, 1% growth is not as scary as it sounds. Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector. This year's report addressed issues such as email list growth and churn, the rise of monthly giving, and the impact of social media's peer-to-peer fundraising for nonprofits.

Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Cleans Up the Sound

GroundWire

Goliath legal work to enforce the Clean Water Act and clean up Puget Sound. Long-time ONE/Northwest client Puget Soundkeeper Alliance got a lovely front-page article in the Seattle P-I today, covering their innovative, aggressive David-vs.-Goliath It’s an unusually meaty article that explains in-depth the legal background, Puget Soundkeeper’s strategies, and the impact they’re having. Nice work by P-I environmental reporter Robert McClure!

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Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Cleans Up the Sound

GroundWire

Goliath legal work to enforce the Clean Water Act and clean up Puget Sound. Long-time ONE/Northwest client Puget Soundkeeper Alliance got a lovely front-page article in the Seattle P-I today, covering their innovative, aggressive David-vs.-Goliath It’s an unusually meaty article that explains in-depth the legal background, Puget Soundkeeper’s strategies, and the impact they’re having. Nice work by P-I environmental reporter Robert McClure!

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How To Avoid Sounding Like A Monkey

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The title comes from Dave Winer's blog post " How To Avoid Sounding Like A Money ," a reaction to the words "social graph" versus social network. Original photo by Mapes. Created in FD Flickr Tools. ReadWriteWeb has a summary of the conversation. I like what Stephen Downes had to say : So is it a 'social graph' or a 'social network'? Some of the recent work in the field has started to talk about the 'social graph'.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop

EveryAction

Add the total for all the line items for the event (drinks, food, sound equipment, etc) to your net fundraising goal to get a gross dollar amount that needs to be raised from the event. Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time.

[Guide] Creating Video for Nonprofits

EveryAction

How do you think about sound when you’re creating a video? Sound inspires me. When you're building a movement, video is an indispensable storytelling tool. By appealing to a wide range of our senses, videos capture our attention and activate our emotions, unlike any other medium. With more Americans getting their news through social media, video content provides an opportunity to grow your audience and make your story heard.

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8 Secrets To Writing a Great Nonprofit RPF With Ease [Free Template]

EveryAction

This may sound like a lot to consider, but you'll be glad you invested a little more ahead of time if it means saving yourself a lot time later. When your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant, the standard course of action is to send out a Request for Proposal (RFP) - indicating that your organization is interested in receiving information from vendors.

How to Sound like an SMS Pro

Mobile Commons

Whether you want to explain text messaging in layman’s terms to a coworker, need to pitch a text messaging campaign to your boss, or just for your own edification, here are three easy steps to sounding like an SMS pro. The first step to sounding like an SMS pro is learning the lingo. Finally, if you really want to sound like an SMS pro, you should acquaint yourself with some of the standout features of a good text messaging campaign.

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I used the word Social Graph -- I sound like a monkey and my name is LuLu

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I wrote the word " social graph " in a post, so I guess according to Dave Winer, I sound like a monkey. HSUS MySpace Page | Take the Quiz! So, I couldn't resist finding out what kind of monkey I am and all for a good cause. The HSUS newest campaign is geared towards helping the 1,300 chimps still condemned to life in research labs across the country. It's fun.

Why I won’t be buying a Kindle

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Kindle, at first blush, sounds pretty cool. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Why I won’t be buying a Kindle November 26, 2007 I think I might need a new blog category: why I won’t be buying … First Leopard, now, Kindle. I’ve been waiting for devices using the e-ink technology for a while now.

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8 Tips for Your Nonprofit RFP Process Featuring a Free RFP Template

EveryAction

This may sound like a lot to consider, but you'll be glad you invested a little more ahead of time if it means saving yourself a lot time later. So your nonprofit needs a new vendor or consultant. You know what that means! Time to start the RFP process to make sure you find the best vendor for your organization. While creating a Request for Proposals can be labor-intensive, time consuming, and stressful, we've put together some tips to make the whole process go a little smoother.

5 Ways Nonprofits Can Harness Mobile Technology In 2018

EveryAction

Videos automatically play without sound, so making sure that they are close captioned is another easy way to boost mobile engagement. According to the recently released. M+R Benchmarks Report , 40% of nonprofit website visitors in the year 2017 were using a mobile phone - a 9% increase from the year prior.

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Nonprofit Financial Planning: How to Create a Blueprint for Sustainability

Wild Apricot

Proper financial planning and establishing sound accounting practices for your nonprofit are key to remaining sustainable. Here's how you can get started

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Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Brian wins Mountains to Sound Race Brian wins Mountains to Sound Race Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2008 10:44 Written by Steve Monday, 30 June 2008 10:44 The 100-mile Mountains to Sound relay race was run yesterday in 90 degree heat. 25% of the proceeds of the race go to ONW/Northwest client Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

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Take Control of Your Data: 3 Must-Have Reporting Tools Every Nonprofit Should Have

EveryAction

Sounds horrible, right? A new year means new resolutions, and for nonprofits that often falls into the category of better fundraising practices. Enter our new series, “New Year, New Heights.” For the next few months, we’re taking an in-depth look at key features and tools that make for a successful development program. Follow along, email us your questions , and let us know what you’d like to hear about!

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Your Official #18NTC Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

EveryAction

Anyone briefly strolling through this park will likely hear the sound of a brass band and see local artists scattered along the sidewalk. We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year , and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy!

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10 Email Resolutions for the New Year

EveryAction

While this may sound super complex, it’s actually an easy practice to implement. (This is the second post in our New Year, New Heights development series. Need to catch up? Click here for our in-depth look at the three reporting tools every nonprofit should have to improve their fundraising strategy.). Whether it’s emailing your supporters, re-engaging lapsed donors, or soliciting donations - all nonprofits rely on good emails. It’s one of the most effective ways to reach your audience.

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Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

EveryAction

Charitable bequests usually fall into three categories: Specific Amount: Just as it sounds, in these cases a donor allocates an exact set of funds to an organization. One of today’s biggest areas of growth for nonprofit fundraising is Planned Giving. It is estimated that over the next 25 years nearly $6 trillion will transfer to charitable organizations through bequests, trusts and other planned gifts. Just last year, over $30 billion was transferred via bequests alone.

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NetCentric Advocacy: Speed Geeking gets to Japan: Pecha Kucha

Network-Centric Advocacy

I also love the translation on the site (Japanese for "the sound of conversation.") I also love the translation on the site (Japanese for "the sound of conversation.") NetCentric Advocacy Advocacy Strategy for the Age of Connectivity. Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « What is Scarce in Advocacy and Campaigns?

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10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

The Village Network considers itself a not-for-profit with a for-profit mentality, in the sense that they use sound business principles such as research-based leadership to build a forward-thinking and constantly developing model for helping youth rise above adverse childhood experiences to lead healthy and positive lives. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

5 Year-End Fundraising Emails That Are Sure to Increase Donations

Wild Apricot

Sending more year-end fundraising emails without burning out your list sounds like a dream come true, right? Here are the five emails you need to send to build relationships with your donors and increase donations

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Networking with Sushi – Hamachi VPN « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Hamachi = Tuna = which sounds like tunnel? Digital Diner Gavin Clabaugh's irregular blog on irregular things. Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream « Blackberry Modem Mash French Fries — Near and Far » Networking with Sushi – Hamachi VPN Every once in a while I stumble across useful tools, things I want in my bag of tricks. Hamachi is one of those tools. (Why Why is it called Hamachi ?

Nonprofit Credit Card Processing: Everything You Need to Know

Wild Apricot

Credit card processing for nonprofits may sound high-tech and complicated, but even the smallest organization can easily get set up to receive payments. Here's how to get started. payment-processing online payments Fundraising

7 Tips on Staying Sane When You’re Working From Home

Wild Apricot

Working from home sounds great in theory, but it comes with its own challenges, especially when we're all dealing with a global pandemic. Here are some tips on how to make the most of it and stay sane in the process

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gokubi.com

Sounds like Householding… This entry was posted on Monday, October 1st, 2007 at 7:33 am and is filed under CRM , Technology. Facebook Linked In Twitter Home About Home Native Householding coming in Winter ’08? Native Householding coming in Winter ’08? Last Updated on Monday, 1 October 2007 07:33 Written by Steve Monday, 1 October 2007 07:33 Does anyone know anything about this coming feature ?

Physics Central Redesign Launched | Beaconfire Wire

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Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed? 06/28/2010: User Expectations and Interface Response Times 06/16/2010: Making the most of conference hashtags: A tool for presenters 06/08/2010: Beaconfire Survey: Seductive Interactions 06/08/2010: Emailing with Convio – Testing Conditional Content 06/07/2010: Goin’ Barefoot?

51% of Donors Not At All Interested in Social Networks - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop

Frogloop

April 23, 2008 | William Tam Americans love polls, surveys and sound bites. frogloop Home frogloop Home Receive monthly updates Subscribe to our RSS feed Follow frogloop on Twitter Most Popular Posts Social Network ROI Calculator Social Networking for Nonprofits: ROI, Tracking Tools and More "While Theyre Hot!"

gokubi.com

gokubi.com

It can sound complicated, but it’s a straightforward concept: integrating your constituent data means connecting the information from the various systems you use to communicate with and track your consituents so that your organization can see a unified view.

Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development

Influence

Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

Blue Fox + Bill.com = Clean Audits & Happy Clients

Blue Fox

From a fundraising perspective, a clean audit can demonstrate sound financial stewardship and pave the way for increased donor trust and giving. ​Raise your hand if you love being audited. Anyone? Anyone? We didn’t think so. At most companies, audit time causes anxiety and panic.

Doing More with Less – Increasing Utilization Rates and Service Billings

Vertex Systems

If all of the above sounds like “wishful thinking” – it’s not. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. How would you go about increasing service billings and utilization rates without going on a hiring spree? What if you could reduce admin time to process by at least 25%? What if it were possible to give DSP’s a daily accounting of all services delivered vs. budgeted? What if DSP’s could start their day knowing which services to provide in order to maximize services delivered?

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5 Tips to Create a More Persuasive Fundraising Letter

Vertex Systems

Using the word “I” will immediately make the letter more personal (and less institutional-sounding). . Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. X-NONE. . Does your rehabilitation agency engage in fundraising? If so, do you do online or off – or a combination thereof? Many agencies that fundraise only rely upon online channels to drive new (and repeat) donations.

How to Create a Fairly Meaningful Budget for 2021

Blue Fox

Budgeting for a shortfall This might sound like a radical and crazy idea coming from an accounting firm but consider budgeting for 2021 to be in the red. Sometimes budgets can feel like necessary evils instead of tools (how we think of them).