August, 2021

When the Team Travels to the Future and the Board Lags Behind—How Do You Develop Leaders for the Digital Era?


What happens when your team drives the DeLorean Back to the Future and the board isn’t along for the ride? The office might boast the latest technology with a staff that is ready and able to grow and change.

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How to Effectively Share Text-to-Donate Campaigns on Social Media

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Corey Blake , a Digital Fundraising Strategist at MobileCause , where she helps nonprofits accelerate their fundraising and engagement efforts through giving and marketing strategies.


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Risk and Compliance Technology Disruption

360 Factors

Disruption has been the engine of exponential growth for some of the world’s most innovative enterprises throughout history.

77 Quotes from VolunteerHub Clients

Volunteer Hub

The Importance of Volunteers. “The value that volunteers provide our organization is tremendous.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Inspired by Corporations’ Investment in Purpose and Social Responsibility Throughout the Crisis and Hardships of 2020


Highlights from the 2021 Industry Review. The social good community continues to respond to the hardships and impacts of the pandemic and social justice issues.

How to Decide if You Need a Tagline

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Choosing to use a tagline can be challenging. To guide you, consider three key questions to determine whether your organization needs one or not. Just today, you’ve probably already encountered at least one tagline—they’re everywhere.

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Mapping funding for racial justice: A political imperative


Since 2010, Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN) and Candid have partnered on research that maps funding for human rights globally. Our analysis provides an evidence base to understand and strengthen resourcing for social change.

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Imagine if Marvel made a movie about nonprofit superheroes

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, I’m back from a month of not writing. Thank you for your patience. During this time, I was. Humor Random stuff

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5 Ways to Retain More Volunteers in 2021

Volunteer Hub

What steps is your nonprofit taking to retain volunteers in 2021? Here are 5 strategies to incorporate into your retention plan this year. Deploying strategies to retain volunteers in 2021 is crucial to the success of your nonprofit.

Salesforce Last Mile Training Director in the USA or Canada

Cloud 4 Good

Cloud for Good is seeking a director of Last Mile Training (LMT) to develop and deliver Salesforce training programs for several different roles. . The LMT Director will design, develop, and implement Salesforce training curricula for Cloud For Good’s ambitious Salesforce apprenticeship program (name TBD) and lead training delivery for new and recent graduates seeking to launch Salesforce careers.

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.

Are you a farmer or magician?

Hands on Fundraising

Years ago, I had lunch with a colleague (John Bordeaux). We had a lovely time getting to know one another. (We We had both done the same job, many years apart and the organization is still close to my heart.) He had many interesting things to say, but one really stuck with me.

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Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering Relevant Content Marketing


This is part three in a six-part series. Read part one and part two. . In part one of this series, I outlined my top six fundraising strategies for 2021: . Investing in digital-first fundraising and marketing communications. Mastering online user experience and messaging.

Volunteer-Management Tool Mobilizes 20,000 Volunteers for Week of Service in LA

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits often have to mobilize a large number of volunteers quickly and efficiently to make an event run smoothly and keep expenses down so money raised can go directly toward the cause.

Using Content to Build Value Anticipation for Members

Joy of Membership

In this week’s podcast conversation, I talked with content expert Leona Dalavai Scott about strategically planning content that attracts new prospects and converts them into membership. . If you didn’t catch the conversation, you can listen in here.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Steps to calculate ROI from your LMS


LMS should focus on the basic requirements like saving training time duration and cost, cutting down the employee turnover rate, and providing the best solution in the market

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Doing More Good, with Social Solutions, CyberGrants, and Apax!


We’re excited to share an exciting development today: EveryAction, including our Salsa brand, is combining with Social Solutions and CyberGrants , in an epic transaction catalyzed by Apax !

How Notion Can Make Your Workspaces Work for You


Notion is an all-in-one tool, designed to blend workplace productivity apps into one service. Note taking, project management, wikis, and databases can all be created, managed, and accessed through Notion's customizable interface.

Finding the Best Consultant for Your Nonprofit: The Search and Selection


This is part two of a three-part series. You can read part one here. Stay tuned for part three! . Now that you’ve prepared for your search, it’s time to dive into the search and selection process. The search: Cast a big net.

2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year Nominations Now Open

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO would like to recognize all the tireless effort that the best and brightest nonprofit employees and board members have devoted toward nonprofit missions. We are now accepting nominations for our annual Nonprofit Professional of the Year Awards

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Encompass Advances with A New Rating on Leadership, Strategy, and Adaptability; Invites Nonprofit Storytelling

Charity Navigator

Written by Stephen Rockwell, Chief Ratings Technology Officer at Charity Navigator. Stephen leads the team of charity analysts, program specialists, and development engineers that launched the new Encompass rating methodology and criteria.

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AI-Based learning is the future of Corporate Training


The corporate sector realizes the vitality of AI-Based Learning. It is the future of their training platforms. Click on this blog to know more

Bright Idea: Host Adult and Family Friendly Fundraisers Separately


Who They Are. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region was founded in 1975 as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Westmoreland County. When they expanded services to nearby Fayette County to help additional children, they changed their name to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region.

How to Keep Your Virtual Meetings on Track, Inclusive, and Engaging

Top Nonprofits

This post was originally published on The Ross Collective ; it is being shared here with the author’s permission. What has been your biggest technology disaster this year?

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How to Develop a Personalized Nonprofit Email Strategy


Year after year, nonprofits lose an average of 55% of their donors. A study conducted by fundraising researcher, Penelope Burk revealed that 53% of donors cite issues around nonprofits’ communication efforts. What’s happening?

The Pandemic Changed Our Ability To Gather, But Not Our Ability To Give

NonProfit PRO

As the executive director of a nonprofit, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating effects the pandemic had on organizations like ours and philanthropic efforts in general.

Functional Expenses Decreased During Covid-19? How to Prepare for Conversations with Funders

Blue Avocado

The topic of functional expenses has garnered attention at nonprofit board meetings over the past year. Many nonprofits feel pressure from foundation and government funding sources to maintain a certain level of program expenses as a percentage of total expenses (for example, greater than 75%).

Let This Hybrid Registration With Fundraising Event Inspire You This Fall: Pasadena Humane


Each month, get inspired by a unique and timely campaign that shows exactly how to use the Classy fundraising platform to the fullest. . Hybrid event models are quickly emerging as a new standard for nonprofits.

Member Advisory Groups Provide Peer Connections and Valuable Insight

WBT Systems

Member Advisory Groups Provide Peer Connections and Valuable Insight. Read more about Member Advisory Groups Provide Peer Connections and Valuable Insight

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How to Plan a COVID-Friendly School Fundraising Auction

Top Nonprofits

As a parent, education professional, or volunteer, you know that schools of all shapes and sizes frequently have to turn to fundraising campaigns and events to power their missions. Yet constantly looking for new ways to engage your audience and raise important funds can be a challenge.

System Update: Early August 2021


We’ve got a big update to start off this month! Lots of enhancements and fixes for our auction platform, some updates to our integrations, and a new reporting feature. Features and Enhancements. For auctions, we’ve added the ability to clone sponsors along with other auction settings during cloning. Also for auctions, you can now see Store items purchased during registration in the Auction Virtual Terminal. Integration users with lots of forms!

Study Pushes for More Transparency in Donation Pledges to Racial Equity

NonProfit PRO

The joint PolicyLink-Bridgespan Group analysis, "Moving from Intention to Impact: Funding Racial Equity to Win," is calling for funders to be more transparent about where their proposed dollars went, as 94% of donors have yet to report data, which has made pinpointing the actual funding to racial equity efforts extremely difficult.

Tips for CEOs on reducing company’s public cloud cost

CEO Tech Tips

Controlling cloud spend presents numerous challenges at enterprise scale. Organizations that proactively and holistically manage their cloud environments get the most cloud for each dollar spent, and ensure ongoing, cost-effective cloud operations. Too often, enterprises second guess their cloud investments as sizeable, difficult to parse cloud provider bills mount.

The Future Of Work

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Timely, critical, instructional and enlightening are how I describe the book, Work Disrupted , by Jeff Schwartz. “I

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Finish The Summer Strong With Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

Vacation requests, fewer conference invites, sporadic emails—summer tends to be a lighter season for the nonprofit sector. For many people, summer is a chance to slow down and recharge, meaning that the work might slow down, too.

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