May, 2017

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44 Ways to Turn Nonprofit Supporters into Fundraising Superstars

Connection Cafe

Turning your supporters into fundraising superstars isn’t easy. It requires the right combination of fundraising expertise, engaged staff members, and savvy technology. When done well, the results are impressive.

Migrating recurring donors to a new system

Robert Weiner

Credit card image from Ed Ivanushkin. A client is migrating to new Association Management Software, which will entail changing their credit card processor.

Different Ways Nonprofits Are Using Design Thinking to Solve Problems and Achieve Impact

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Several years ago, I was got trained in design thinking facilitation methods using Luma and have incorporated these techniques into my consulting and training practice.

New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016


The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails?

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LinkedIn Groups: What you Need to Know Now


If you read this blog, you know I tend to be sort of a glass-half-empty kind of gal. I prefer to think of myself as a realist rather than a pessimist, but hey–someone has to be the downer, right?

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Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness. Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.

All-In-One Nonprofit Marketing Library (Link Roundup)

NonProfit Hub

Nonprofit marketing is a tough thing to wrap your head around. There are so many different approaches to take, and none of them is a silver bullet on their own. In order to pick and choose strategies that are right for your nonprofit, it’s easiest to start by looking at the big picture. In this nonprofit marketing roundup, we assembled the best of our nonprofit marketing advice, going from a broad view all the way down to the nitty-gritty details.

How Social Media Can Make You Healthier


Since the Internet first went public, people have been using message groups, bulletin boards and forums to form communities dedicated to losing weight and leading a healthier lifestyle.

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Introducing the TechSoup Ambassador Program

Tech Soup Blog

For years, TechSoup supporters have said to us, "I love TechSoup; what can I do to help?" " We present you the TechSoup Ambassador Program , TechSoup's very own volunteer program and community.

How to Get 1300 Advocates to Capitol Hill [HINT: It’s more than just practice]

Connection Cafe

“ Use your voice.” To practitioners in the citizen engagement realm, the phrase is as well-worn and tired as, well, [insert your own well-worn and tired simile here]. The phrase oft appears in emails, social media posts and is ever-present in web copy.

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15 Brilliant Ways Word of Mouth Marketing Can Grow Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

In this article, I’ll share 15 time-tested tactics for encouraging word of mouth conversations, and give you tips on how to encourage people to spread the word about your organization. Marketing word-of-mouth

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Building Relationships within A Cause-Centered Community: Jeffersonian Dinners

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

A cause-centered community is a group of people who share a common passion for a cause. 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.

How to Hold the Keys to Strong Nonprofit Leadership (And Use Them!)

NonProfit Hub

You could have a perfect balance in the world, but if you’re standing and relying on unstable ground, eventually it’ll all come crashing down. This concept is true for real houses and card houses alike.

Bringing on a Fundraising Consultant: A Nonprofit’s Hiring Guide


Are you considering hiring a fundraising consultant? Before beginning your search for the perfect consultant, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with the hiring process.

Upwardly Global: Bridging the Opportunity Gap for Skilled Immigrants

Tech Soup Blog

Over 1.8 college-educated immigrants in the U.S. are unemployed or considerably underemployed despite having worked as engineers, doctors, scientists, accountants, and nonprofit professionals in their home countries.

The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist

Connection Cafe

Fundraising events are an exciting and useful tool for exposing your mission to the community. Every event serves similar purposes: networking, increasing revenue and generating awareness.


5 Ways to Reach New Donors Online

Wild Apricot Blog

Many nonprofits miss out on donations by not having the right online presence. To help you, Jasmine Marrow, the director of nonprofit strategy at GuideStar, the world’s largest database of nonprofit information, shows you five ways to reach donors online. Jasmine-Marrow online-presence online-profile Fundraising donations donors nonprofits

Listen Up: A New, National RFP Offers Nonprofits and Funders Tools to Survey Clients

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: Melinda T. Tuan, Managing Director, Fund for Shared Insight shares details about an incredible funding opportunity for nonprofits. Does your organization want to make meeting the needs of the people its serves a top priority?

Guide to the Best Free Nonprofit Webinars

NonProfit Hub

If you’re involved in the nonprofit world and haven’t been to any good webinars, you’re missing out—big. The webinar format embraces many of the things that make the internet such a great forum for education: Webinars are a low-cost, high-impact way to reach hundreds of individuals and provide education. But what are webinars, exactly? Basically, webinars are detailed, hands-on video training from an acknowledged expert, engagingly delivered to you in the comfort of your own home or office space.

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#CMAD 2017, Interview with Rohit Bhargava, Author and Trend Curator


Nonprofit Tech Resources: TechSoup Is Your One-Stop Shop

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup is justifiably famous for our product donations, but we also have great digital and in-person training resources for your charity, foundation, or library.

Achieving the SDGs: Taking Action for the 2030 Agenda In Your Community

Connection Cafe

“We can end hunger around the world by 2030.”. Let that sink in for a moment. It’s a big statement, a big goal. When you consider a goal like ending hunger, you have a couple of choices.

The Simplest Way to Get Board Members to Help with Fundraising

Wild Apricot Blog

When it comes to fundraising, every extra hand helps, so what do you do when a board member isn’t cooperative? Fundraising expert, Amy Eisenstein shares her experience and the one simple thing that will get every board member to help out. Eisenstein amy Fundraising

How to Make Your Marketing Emails Stand Out in Your Donor’s Inbox

John Haydon

Despite the unfounded rumors of its death, email is still one of the most effective ways to engage, convert, and retain donors. And the number of people using email is only going to increase. But there’s just one problem: Your marketing emails are not the only emails your donors receive.

Why Nonprofits Should Celebrate National Bike to Work Day


Now that we’re well into spring season, it’s the perfect time to participate in National Bike to Work Week, with National Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th!

Include Is a Verb: Moving from Talk to Action on Diversity and Inclusion


By Elizabeth Weaver Engel, MA, CAE, CEO and Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. Association executives know that the Millennial generation, which will soon be the majority of our workforce and membership base, is the most diverse generation we’ve ever had in the US.


7 Best Practices to Engage and Retain Donors for Nonprofits

Tech Soup Blog

Last month I wrote about the challenge of donor fatigue and donor retention, which gets to the heart of how nonprofits are building relationships with their financial supporters.

How to Use Facebook Live to Raise Money

Connection Cafe

You’re probably already aware that Facebook Live lets any nonprofit live-stream fundraising events , breaking news, impact stories, and more, directly from their Facebook Page. But did you know that Facebook now lets some nonprofits add a donate button to their Facebook Live broadcast ?

How to Create a Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign on Facebook

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Currently only nonprofits in the United States can take advantage of Facebook Fundraisers.

Marketing Your Fundraising Event – 5 Creative Strategies

John Haydon

Marketing your fundraising event is arguably one of the most important aspects of holding a fundraiser. If you don’t promote your event, how will people know about it? And if no one knows about it, how will you receive donations?

5 Tips for Telling Difficult Stories


Storytelling is a constant drumbeat that resonates throughout the nonprofit community, but increasingly, stories are getting hard to tell. Not so much with good stories, which are a welcome and inspiring; mostly, it's the difficult tales of struggle, desperation, injustice, and urgency that are the most complicated to convey - but the need has never been so great.

Association Learning + Technology


How are associations using learning technologies? Every year or two the folks at Tagoras ask that question, and it’s that time again. Actually, they ask several questions, in the form of a survey, and the results are freely shared with the community.

Building Your Grantseeking Program: Setting Measurable Objectives

Tech Soup Blog

Whether you manage a nonprofit organization, an educational institution, or a government agency, there is one truth that is self-evident. It's that establishing realistic objectives for your grants program is always a bit of a guessing game.

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Instagram for Nonprofits — How Your Org Can Get Onboard

Connection Cafe

Like many nonprofits and social enterprises you may be scratching your head and wondering how an Instagram presence can help you contribute to social good in a creative and heroic way. With all the noise out there, how can you be sure that your efforts are even moving the needle for your cause?

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