November, 2018

Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I travel a lot for work which means I spend many hours on airplanes. If nothing else, it is a good opportunity to catch up on reading. Here’s ten books that nonprofit colleagues and authors have shared with me in the last few months and I wanted to share them with you.

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VisionLink

Reconnecting Friends and Family During the chaos and dislocation of the California fires, we are honored to deploy Safe and Well for the American Red Cross. Read here for a local story, and local authorities' request to use Safe and Well, as we all work together to reconnect friends and family. link] To go to Safe and Well directly: Safeandwell.org

How Hello Museum Builds Intimate Community in one of the Biggest Cities in the World

Museum 2.0

When I tell stories about how the MAH builds community, I emphasize the importance of deep partnerships and relationship-building. We connect with people both professionally and personally, at the museum and on the street. Colleagues from bigger cities often ask: is this approach relevant to us?

3 Big Ways Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofits

Connection Cafe

The Oxford English Dictionary defines artificial intelligence as the “theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.”.

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25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know About

Nonprofit Tech for Good

6,057 donors completed the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Survey and based on their responses, the donor community worldwide is made up of primarily women (65%) who have a liberal ideology (53%) , characterize themselves as religious (72%), and give between ($101-$1,000 USD) annually (43%).

6 Must-Haves for Your Nonprofit Website

NonProfit Hub

Now more than ever, a sleek and functional website is essential to your nonprofit’s brand. Things as seemingly trivial as a long load time, lack of mobile compatibility or dated design could be enough to stunt your site’s growth.

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Last week I was got to work on a week-long service trip in Cusco, Peru as part of Wake: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange #Tech2empower program where womwn in who work in technology volunteer to share their professional skills and knowledge with women-run business owners.

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

Wild Apricot Blog

Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples. year-end-giving-campaign year-end-giving

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 74: Increasing Civic Engagement Through Philanthropy

Connection Cafe

Community foundations are doing critical work to create change at the local level. They play a convening role in the community and engage community members in philanthropy to address pressing local issues.

[Free Webinar] 10 Website and Email Marketing Best Practices for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: January 8, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT. Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good.

3 Ways to Gauge the Success of Your Next Fundraiser

NonProfit Hub

As fundraising professionals, we’ve all experienced that awkward moment when a VIP donor comes up with the “best fundraising idea ever” and, in reality, it’s much closer to the worst idea.

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#MyGivingStory Contest 2018

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I am thrilled to be a judge for #MyGivingStory 2018! So, of course, I want to encourage you to share your giving story and compete for cash grants for your favorite nonprofit organization.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program. However, as all digital fundraisers know, effective email fundraising consists of far more than sending out an ask for donations.

How Board Members Can Support their Executive Director: An Executive Director’s Wish List

BoardAssist

As New York’s leading personalized board matching service, folks come to BoardAssist asking us for a board they can join where they can be a true agent of change. Once placed with their dream board, one of the questions we are most often asked is “how can I support my nonprofit’s leadership?”

Turning a New #GivingTuesday Donor into a Lifetime Donor

Connection Cafe

As a millennial, I prefer to pay costs monthly—even if that means spending a little more. And I’m not alone. 92% of millennials have active service subscriptions. Embracing a subscription-based lifestyle has changed my spending habits. I no longer ask, “What’s the total cost?”

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Giving Trends in Brazil: How Crowdfunding & Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Tech for Good

An Interview with Ruy Fortini , Founder and CEO of Doare and official partner of the 2018 Global Trends in Giving Report. According to the Institute of Applied Economic Research , there are 820,000 existing NGOs, also know as ONGs (organizaciónes no gubernamentales), in Brazil.

Your Ultimate Year-End Giving Guide

NonProfit Hub

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Rejoice, fundraisers—after months of hearing “I only give toward the end of the calendar year,” donors are finally in the spirit of giving.

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TechSoup Launches Growth Capital Campaign with Direct Public Offering

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

?. TechSoup is one of the pioneers of the nonprofit technology sector. Over the past 30 years, they have built the world’s largest network of nonprofit organizations, funders, and corporations – all striving for social impact through technology.

5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season. The unfortunate reality is that the average fundraising page completion rate is only 17%, according to the M+R 2017 Benchmarks Study.

The 3-Step Playbook to SEO Keyword Research

Wild Apricot Blog

Start getting your nonprofit to #1 in Google with advice from digital marketing expert Farhad Chikhiwala

The New Era of Year-End Giving Campaigns

Connection Cafe

Many nonprofits rely on year-end campaigns to fund their organization. While some tried and true strategies exist, 2018 will have a twist that nonprofit organizations need to plan for as they establish their end-of-year giving campaigns. Setting a Specific Goal.

Leadership And Business Quotes From Former U.S. Presidents

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Some of my favorite leadership and business quotes from former U.S.

How to Tell Your Donors Where Their Money Is Going

NonProfit Hub

There’s no better way to gain the trust of your donors than by being transparent with them about where their contributions go. If people decide to part with their hard-earned money, they want to know where it ends up.

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Giving Planner by Giving Compass

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

? ?. I don’t know about you, but with everything that is going on in the world today – from natural disasters and political issues – I’m frequently being asked to donate to different causes.

Our Main Responsibility as Values-Based Leaders

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Seth Cothrun Class 9, American Express Leadership Academy at the ASU Lodestar Center. In August, I was fortunate enough to spend a week at the Aspen Institute. Along with 14 other global nonprofit leaders , I was selected as an American Express Leadership Academy Aspen 2.0 Fellow.

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

Wild Apricot Blog

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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Making the Switch – 5 Best Practices for a Successful CRM Implementation

Connection Cafe

Implementing a CRM solution is a critical step in setting up your institution for success.

The Power In Brevity

Eric Jacobsen Blog

I’ll soon publish a full review of Scott Belsky’s new book, The Messy Middle: Finding your way through the hardest and most crucial part of any bold venture. In the meantime, here is some great advice from Belsky about the power in brevity : Shorter emails get faster response times.

5 Ways to Use Donor Data to Increase Retention

NonProfit Hub

There’s no easy answer when it comes to the age-old question of how to improve nonprofit fundraising outcomes. Making strategic decisions for your cause takes time, effort and experience. However, having the right donor data on hand can really improve your nonprofit’s fundraising approach.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 73: Tips for a Terrific #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday is approaching rapidly. What should your organization be doing to get ready? What should you be planning for the day of #GivingTuesday, and do you have plans for the day after? This episode explores these questions and more.

Expert Tips for #GivingTuesday Success

Connection Cafe

As the calendar ticks down towards the end of the year, the fundraising focus shifts to #GivingTuesday – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, a philanthropic response to the commercial shopping days of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 73: Tips for a Terrific #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

#GivingTuesday is approaching rapidly. What should your organization be doing to get ready? What should you be planning for the day of #GivingTuesday, and do you have plans for the day after? This episode explores these questions and more.

3 Ways to Stand Out This #GivingTuesday

Connection Cafe

Giving Tuesday is a day that all nonprofits circle on their calendar each year. It’s the global day dedicated to charitable giving, and celebrated the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. In 2017, 2.5

How to Plan Your University’s Best Giving Day Yet

Connection Cafe

A successful day of giving makes the news: the 2018 Purdue Day of Giving brought in a record $37 million in 24 hours. When a high-profile giving day smashes participation and dollar goals, annual giving teams across the country double down on strategies to cement their own success.

New Power & Social Good: Thoughts from Jeremy Heimans

Connection Cafe

Have you been hearing the term “new power” and wondering what it means exactly, and how it applies to your social good organization? And if there is now “new power,” then what is “old power” and how do the two differ (and can they work together)? Jeremy Heimans, co-author with Henry Timms of the best-selling book “New Power,” recently spoke with Blackbaud’s Rachel Hutchisson at bbcon 2018 for a recording of The sgENGAGE Podcast.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 72: New Power & Social Good

Connection Cafe

New power. What does it mean? Who is using it? How is new power changing the world, and how can it be used for fundraising and social good? Today’s episode will explore those questions and more with Jeremy Heimans, co-author with Henry Timms of the book New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to Make It Work for You. Rachel Hutchinson is your host for today’s episode, which was recorded live from bbcon, the leading tech gathering for social good.

Takeaways From the Year-End Nonprofit Fundraising Survey

NonProfit Hub

Last year over 1,300 organizations responded to the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s year-end Nonprofit Fundraising Survey (NFS). This annual report collects data on everything from overall sector growth, to fundraising goals, to regional data, to projections for the future.

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