October, 2021

In the Spotlight, the IDSA Foundation Finds Success


Most of us didn’t have viruses on our minds before 2020. Fortunately, some people make researching, preventing, and helping patients survive diseases like COVID-19 their life’s work.

[WEBINAR] Top 10 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Trends To Watch in 2022

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Time: 1pm EST / 10am PST (2 hours). Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Cost: $20 (USD).

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Cut The Clutter: Choosing the Best Videographer for Your Association

Association TV

There are a few different paths you can take to produce video content for your association or business. Freelancers, marketing agencies, production studios, recent communications grads with a DSLR and a twinkle in their eye are all fantastic options.

ADA Compliance and Your Website

Byte Technology

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created in 1990 with the aim to ensure that disabled individuals have the same level of opportunities as everyone else.

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.

Building a Digital Ecosystem Around Your AMS – 10/21/21

Association Analytics

The post Building a Digital Ecosystem Around Your AMS – 10/21/21 appeared first on Association Analytics. Resources Executive Planning & Strategy Technology

Before Publishing Your Annual Appeal, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions


I’ve offered you checklists , FAQs and e-guides with templates for writing donor-centric annual appeals. I stick by them as a place to begin. They offer an outline of all the elements an effective appeal should include.

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8 Best Practices for a Successful 2022 Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By GolfStatus.org – an event management platform specifically for golf fundraisers.

10 predictable responses from white dudes when people criticize inequitable systems

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, let’s remember that less than half a percent of total foundation grant. Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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100 Fundraising Email Subject Lines That Will Get Donors to Open Your Email

Get Fully Funded

A good fundraising email subject line can make or break your request for funds. You see, most people focus just on the email itself and the subject line is an afterthought. Big mistake. You see, if the email doesn’t get opened, you get no donations. Read that again.

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Apple Mail Privacy Protection Changes: 7 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Respond

NonProfit PRO

On Sept. 20, just as nonprofits were launching or preparing to launch their year-end fundraising email campaigns, Apple implemented its Mail Privacy Protection along with new features that fundamentally alter how organizations conduct their email outreach.

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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.

How to Overcome the Fear That Success Is Selfish in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community


This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Read the first post on overcoming the fear that your story doesn’t matter. .

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Faced With Challenge, ENA Delivers Value


To say that emergency nurses must be ready for anything is an understatement. This is a profession that routinely prepares for the unexpected. As CEO of the Emergency Nurses Association, Nancy MacRae knows how to be sure-footed in a volatile environment.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Grow Donor Retention in 2022: Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat!

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Kelly Ramage , Training Specialist at DonorPerfect. Cost: Free. Effective donor retention strategies require you to determine your baseline, define success, and measure your progress toward your goals through reporting.

TechSoup Connect: Your New Community Events Program


TechSoup is retiring the NetSquared program, best known as our global network of in-person #Tech4Good meetups. But we aren't abandoning community — TechSoup will continue to serve our members with grassroots-led workshops through the new TechSoup Connect program. TechSoup Education

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.

13 National Domestic Violence Survivor Support Nonprofits


Domestic violence is a widespread, horrific issue that occurs regularly in the United States. Defined as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship, domestic violence involves far more than just physical abuse.

Do You Demonstrate These Competencies as a Nonprofit Leader?

NonProfit PRO

It’s easy to dismiss the idea that leadership doesn’t matter. Someway, somehow, things will just turn out the way they’re supposed to happen. However, leadership — particularly high-quality leadership — matters now more than ever for the nonprofit sector.

9 Tips for Creating a Social Media Advocacy Campaign

Media Cause

Social media is one of the most powerful tools for activating people to take action. Amidst the constant stream of news updates, social media advocacy campaigns offer people a relevant way to make a difference on the issues they care about.

How to Prepare Donor Data Reports for Your Board Members


Your donors fuel your organization’s work, so it’s crucial to maintain a healthy, thriving base of supporters.

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How to Decide Which Fundraising Software Your Nonprofit Should Use

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits.

Taking it to the next level with the Nimble AMS Winter ’22 release

Nimble AMS

It’s time to looks toward a new year! . Here’s what customers can expect in the latest release of Nimble AMS. Can we really be talking about 2022? Yep, it’s true! .

6 Reasons Why Fundraising Season Might Not Be For You


It’s the end of the year. Your nonprofit has worked hard to get through a year of fulfilling its mission, fundraising, networking, and being a part of the nonprofit community. Now you have one final slog: fundraising season. But it doesn’t have to be like that!

New Data Shows Online Fundraising’s Tremendous Growth — Plus 3 Predictions

NonProfit PRO

One-time online giving grew 15.6% last year, according to the study. Within that, recurring donations continued to outpace one-time gifts despite the pandemic and email communications played a huge role in the success of online fundraising. E-mail Online Fundraising Recurring Donations

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#GivingTuesday 2021 Ideas & Best Practices


GivingTuesday Ideas & Best Practices. What are the best #GivingTuesday fundraising ideas to make you stand out in 2021? Since 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a worldwide day of (mostly) online giving. On GivingTuesday 2020, $2.47

Does Your Nonprofit’s Culture Attract or Repel Money?

Social Velocity

My guess is that you want to attract more money for your mission. Who doesn’t, right? But to do that you need to cultivate a Culture of Mission and Money among your board, staff, and funders. Does your nonprofit have one?

The (2020) Data Is Clear: Donors Respond During Times of Crisis


And they plan to keep giving. Recently I had the opportunity to present a Bloomerang Academy class on 2020 Giving Trends and what they mean for the rest of the year.

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How a modern AMS can help your association’s digital transformation

Nimble AMS

Many associations are starting to re-think their technology strategy to adapt to our changing world. . Here’s how Nimble AMS can help your association’s digital transformation journey.

System Error: Stanford Professors Tackle Tech Disruption and Democracy

Non Profit Quarterly

Amy Costello: Welcome to Tiny Spark , a podcast of the Nonprofit Quarterly. We focus on what is required to build a more just society—in matters of race, health, the environment, and the economy. I’m Amy Costello.

3 Steps for Nonprofits To Take Advantage of the Great Resignation

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit leadership across the country should be chomping at the bit to attract motivated, purpose-driven candidates among the millions searching to hit the reset button on their careers in search of a more meaningful path.

40+ Ideas to Light a Fundraising Fire Under Your Nonprofit Board Members

Blue Fox

Inform, guide, motivate, and recognize your board members and watch them become your fundraising heroes! Grab your pumpkin spice latte! Fall is in the air. That means fundraising season is right around the corner. Many nonprofits (most?)

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Why you’re not raising more money

Hands on Fundraising

Are you struggling to raise enough money? Of course, the reasons are as varied as organizations. But there are still a few things to think about that are often causing your problem. You’re not clear about your mission Can you communicate your WHY easily and in simple language?

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10 Tips That Will Help You Create an Engaged Nonprofit Board


Depending on who you ask, your board of directors can be the single most important element in determining your organization’s success or failure. As you’ve likely seen within your organization, board experience matters and board engagement should be a top priority.

The digital imperative for today’s associations

Nimble AMS

Recent association industry research underscores the importance for associations to be digital-ready. . Here are some key findings and what you can do with them for your organization. .

Charity Fraud Awareness Week: Do your research and exercise caution

Charity Navigator

From October 18 - 22, Charity Navigator, along with others in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and finance communities, will observe Charity Fraud Awareness Week.

Does Your Nonprofit Need a Tune-Up?

NonProfit PRO

One of the most admirable aspects of nonprofits is how dedicated they are to their core mission. But sometimes, this devotion leads nonprofits to develop a blind spot: their own organizational health. Executive Issues Financial Services