April, 2024

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Disruption Sunny Side Up 

.orgSource

Disruption gets a bad rap. We are quick to see it as a faceless villain itching to lay waste to our future prospects. But shattering the status quo is positive and necessary. We call that type of change innovation. It happens when smart people with guts and irrepressible creative energy are left to their own devices. Greg Larkin, who was a guest on a recent Association 4.0 podcast , is one of those iconoclasts.

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7 Types of Donors That Could Be Your Next Major Gift Prospect

NonProfit PRO

If you’re always looking externally for your next major gift prospect, you may overlook a loyal supporter already in your database. Here are seven types of donors your nonprofit can locate internally.

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Three Data-Informed Strategies for Better Member Engagement

Association Analytics

In the association world, member engagement is always a top priority – but it’s not always a successful endeavor. Most associations don’t have an easy way to measure member engagement across all their different systems and touch points. And even when measured, it can be tricky to know how to use engagement scores to improve member experience and operational results.

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New! 2024 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising Program Now On-Demand

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts October 23, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate now, you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in March and April 2024. Customized for nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the certificate program covers the fundamentals of website and email marketing, online fundraising, and social media for nonprofi

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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April Showers Bring May Flowers.

VisionLink

and the first glimpses of the 2024 hurricane season that starts June 1st. Is your organization prepared to respond and support during a community-wide disaster? If your answer is no, Visionlink is standing by to help you prepare for the next big storm. Our Disaster Case Management Platform (DCMP) and related disaster management tools are proven solutions that can support your organization, your staff and volunteers, and the clients you serve.

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How to Get Funding for a Nonprofit: Tips on Tapping into 12 Top Funding Sources

Wild Apricot

Knowing how to get funding for a nonprofit is the first step towards success! Discover the pros & cons of the most common nonprofit funding sources.

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The Impact of MacKenzie Scott’s Open Call Grants

NonProfit PRO

MacKenzie Scott recently awarded $640 million as part of her open call for grant applications. Here's the impact it's already having.

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7 steps to advance your volunteer program with your online member community

Nimble AMS

Volunteers are an important part of your association! You likely leverage your association management software (AMS) to manage, recruit, retain, and engage your member volunteers. But have you considered leveraging your online member community to give your volunteer program a boost? Read our blog for seven tips to use your online member community to enhance your volunteer program!

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5 Reasons Tech is a Must-Have for Marketing Your Nonprofit’s Golf Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Marketing your nonprofit’s golf tournament makes up the largest phase of event planning. Casting a wide net to attract the right golfers, sponsors, and supporters is key to making the tournament a success and raising the most money possible for your mission.

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Join Us NJ VOAD Conference!

VisionLink

We are pleased to be a part of and a presenter at the NJ VOAD conference (New Jersey Voluntary Agencies Active in Disaster) on April 11, 2024. State-wide, and for many hundreds of attendees, the keynotes and sessions will be rich in content, timely, and relevant. Visionlink is particularly proud to announce at this conference (with thanks to NJVOAD leadership) a new solution for coordinated client assistance immediately after a disaster occurs--and over the longer span of recovery.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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The Top 15 Member Retention Strategies to Grow Your Community in 2024

Wild Apricot

Retaining your membership base saves money on recruitment and helps build a lasting community. Get inspired by these 15 member retention strategies!

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Creating clarity about vital community services

Big Duck

Related Content CampaignsParent Project Muscular DystrophyEngaging the community to raise funds BrandsNew York City Campaign Finance BoardUsing research to bring out more voters BrandsBlue EngineBuilding a brand for change BrandsKeshetBuilding a brand for a thriving organization BrandsShriver Center on Poverty Law Shaping a unified voice for a national audience

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Jewish Nonprofit Boards Perform Well But Need to Diversify, Build Stronger Cultures

NonProfit PRO

A new report shows that Jewish nonprofit boards perform well but could build stronger cultures, diversify, and improve in other ways.

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Request for Proposals: Indigenous Housing Fund

Charity Village

BC Housing launched a Request for Proposals for the Indigenous Housing Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to build new homes for Indigenous Peoples both on and off-reserve. Indigenous nonprofit housing providers, First Nations or Indigenous governments and nonprofit housing providers or private housing developers who wish to partner with Indigenous housing providers, First […] The post Request for Proposals: Indigenous Housing Fund appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.

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[Free Mini Webinar] 5 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (20 Minutes) Cost: Free Presented by: Tereza Litsa Nonprofits are spending more time on LinkedIn this year to raise awareness for their cause, build thought leadership, and engage with corporate partners. The best way to make the most out of the channel is to leverage your personal profile. In this free 20-minute webinar , you will learn best practices on how to build your personal brand on LinkedIn.

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Visibility and relationships: Effective fundraising for small nonprofits

Candid

Asking grantmakers for funding can be an intimidating process, especially for small or lesser-known nonprofits. Grassroots organizations provide vital services to local communities, yet they struggle to compete for grants against large national nonprofits that can leverage robust development teams, considerable fundraising experience, and established relationships with grantmakers.

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46 Unique Nonprofit Software Tools to Bring You Success in 2024!

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit software simplifies, automates and powers up your daily tasks. Accounting software, fundraising tools, CRM solutions, analytics and more!

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Donor-Centric Fundraising: 4 Ways to Personalize Appeals

DonorDock

Elevate your fundraising game with donor-centric strategies. Check out four practical ways to personalize donation appeals and connect with your audience.

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Nonprofit Technology Kick Start: Free World Class Board Meeting Software

Looking for cost reductions for your nonprofit? Why not consider modernizing with a digital board management system that's designed to work with remote meetings, with immediate cost reductions if you still distribute paper packets to members? Get going in less than an hour on a fully hosted cloud solution built on the latest technology that runs on any device - from desktops to tablets and smartphones - without any installation.

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How to Prevent Nonprofit Payment Fraud

NonProfit PRO

With nonprofits increasingly relying on online donations, it's important to protect against payment fraud. Here's how to spot common scams.

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Cannexus25 Call for Presenters

Charity Village

Cannexus25, Canada’s Career Development Conference, will be held on January 27 – 29, 2025, in Ottawa. CERIC invites individuals or organizations with an interest in presenting at the annual Cannexus conference to submit a brief session outline for consideration using the Proposal Form and encourages people to inform colleagues or students of this opportunity.

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8 Artificial Intelligence Concepts & Terms for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Patrick Ciccarelli , Founder & CEO of Varsity Technologies – a Certified B-Corp and Managed IT Services Provider (MSP) providing first-class IT solutions tailored to the nonprofit sector to help mitigate risk and support their mission. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly transforming various sectors, including the nonprofit realm. It is essential for nonprofit professionals to grasp the fundamental concepts and terminology associated with this field.

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6 Strategies to Boost Donation Revenue for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

The past couple of years have represented a challenging time for nonprofit fundraising. Individual giving declined in 2022 , and 70% of nonprofits expect giving to continue to decrease or remain flat. In difficult circumstances, it’s helpful to return to the fundraising basics to ensure you’re making the most of tried and true strategies to boost your nonprofit’s donation revenue.

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Donor Engagement Guide: 8 Key Steps to Better Retain and Engage Donors

Are your donors your biggest fans, or are you lacking donor loyalty? The truth is, your donors have expectations of what their relationship with your organization should look like. This ebook will help you learn how to live up to those expectations!

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Using Ad Libraries to Understand Nonprofit Competition

Whole Whale

Leveraging ad libraries can provide valuable insights into competitors’ strategies, industry trends, and best practices, helping nonprofits refine their own ad campaigns and messaging. By identifying potential partners, ensuring compliance, and measuring impact, nonprofits can maximize the effectiveness of their digital advertising efforts. Ultimately, investing time in exploring ad libraries can lead to more successful campaigns, increased engagement, and greater impact for the nonprofit&

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Please don’t go! 5 ways to win donor hearts again.

Hands on Fundraising

A lapsed donor is a donor who hasn’t given in a while. (And of course, that’s insider talk. But you’re an insider, so we’ll use the term here.) But how do you define that period? How long do you consider a donor active? Experts tell us that after a first gift, you need to thank […] The post Please don’t go! 5 ways to win donor hearts again. appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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3 Ways Foundations Can Help Nonprofits Attract and Retain Talent

NonProfit PRO

While nonprofits have a powerful draw for talent, they often fail to properly compensate employees. These three low-cost, proven tools can help nonprofits compete.

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Applications now open for the BOF/BCFC B3 Capacity Development Program

Charity Village

The Black Opportunity Fund launched a grant and capacity-building program for Canadian Black-led, Black-serving, and Black-focused nonprofits and charities, in partnership with the Black Canadian Fundraisers Collective (BCFC), made possible through funding support from the TD Ready Commitment and the RBC Foundation. The BOF/BCFC B3 Capacity Building Program is an 8-month program designed to provide […] The post Applications now open for the BOF/BCFC B3 Capacity Development Program appeared

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Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Organizations like yours are increasingly realizing that technology adoption is only as good as the technology you choose. Statistics from a 2014 NTEN study show that seriously investing resources in training for your staff corresponds to higher adoption and ultimately technology effectiveness. In this report, we’ll give you a high-level overview of how to get your organization in shape for technology adoption and best practices for facilitating this critical process.

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Mitigating future risks: Why your organization should have an AI policy 

Candid

Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically changing the way organizations work. From programs that make complex data-based decisions to applications that transcribe spoken words into text, AI offers new opportunities to do things more creatively and efficiently. Within the social sector, AI is a powerful tool for fundraising , researching, grantwriting , and maximizing organizational impact.

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March 2024’s Most Memorable Activations

The Sponsorship Collective

And whoosh, March disappears just like that. There was so much fun along the way, such as SXSW 2024 in Austin, which is always a good time. As I did last month, and the month before that, I want to take this time to assess which activations made the largest splash in March and why.

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10 Summer Fundraising Ideas That Will Make a Splash | FrontStream

frontstream

Summer is the perfect time to get creative with your fundraising efforts and make a splash in your community. Exciting and unique ideas will help you engage donors and reach your goals, whether you're raising money for your charity or school. This blog post will explore ten summer fundraising event ideas that will make a real difference for your nonprofit.

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Artificial Representation: pitfalls at the intersection of AI and DEI

Big Duck

Learn why nonprofit organizations should avoid using AI-generated images of people, and how ethical representation and equity is eroded by AI. Read the article.

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Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.