May, 2021

Finding Stability in the ContinuousNext


Remember the good old days? Once every three years, you gathered the board and staff in a conference room with baked goods, a lot of caffeine, and a facilitator. They produced what was euphemistically called a strategic plan. Often this document had more in common with a laundry list than strategy.

Lincoln Savings Bank Selects 360factors’ Predict360 Risk and Compliance Intelligence Platform

360 Factors

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9 Ways to Use Text Messaging for Your Virtual Fundraising Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Emily Rose Patz , Senior Copywriter at DonorPerfect – a top-rated donor management system and fundraising platform for nonprofits. Text messaging remains a surefire way to get more eyes on your communications. In fact, over 95% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of delivery.

The real reasons many organizations are still unable to diversify their board, staff, fundraising committees, etc.

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, sorry this post is a day late (my laptop updated at the most inconvenient time last night and. Board Relations Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion board of directors diversity nonprofit boards white moderates

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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.

Friend, teacher, fire-brand: Simone Joyaux has died

Hands on Fundraising

Simone Joyaux has left us. Her spirit never will. I knew of Simone for many, many years before I had the pleasure to meet her in person. Her website is a treasure trove for anyone trying to better understand the role of boards and fundraising.

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Your Social Media Strategy: What You Need to Know

The Modern Nonprofit

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes Your Social Media Strategy: What You Need to Know. Social media is essential to the livelihood of any organization, big or small.

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Why Your Board Needs a Technology and Infrastructure Committee

NonProfit PRO

Investing in technology and innovation is challenging, but can generate a significant return on the investment. Leverage the board to improve the organization’s abilities and successful mission delivery.

How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

Get Fully Funded

If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook gives volunteers the information they need about the organization and its mission, and answers any common questions they may have.

Bright Idea: Hybrid Scavenger Hunt Fundraiser


Who they are. For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.

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The Core of Any Good Nonprofit Story – Struggle and Overcoming


Imagine a story where someone was born, everything went perfectly from beginning to end, and then the story was over. Where is the intrigue? Where is the interest? Where is the excitement? Where is the lesson learned? Where is the transformation?

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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 Prepare For a Government Website Redesign

Forum One

Redesigning a government agency or department website is no small task. There is content to manage, stakeholders to involve, and processes to follow to ensure that the redesign meets your needs and subsequently launched successfully.

How Nonprofits Can Leverage Data Visualization


Reporting on various programs and projects is an integral part gauging the success of your nonprofit's activities. This exercise is crucial not only to internal stakeholders, but also to funders, donors, and the world at large. Graphic Design Marketing and Communications Data Management

More Recurring Gifts From Digital Approaches

NonProfit PRO

Face-to-face/door-to-door fundraising, also known as canvassing, came to a screeching halt during COVID-19. For organizations that picked those strategies back up again in late 2020, the good news is the number of sustainers is up and retention rates are also up. .

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Know Your Numbers in Sponsorship 

The Sponsorship Collective

Over the years, I’ve talked with enough sponsorship seekers to know that almost all my clients are very busy people. Many of them don’t do sponsorship as a full-time gig. They have a nine-to-five job that drains them of their time and creative energies.

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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.

5 Ways Neuroscience Helps Your Nonprofit Understand Donor Behavior


This donor behavior post is written by UNICEF’s senior coordinator and featured speaker at the 2021 Collaborative: Virtual Sessions , Francesco Ambrogetti. You’ll find features of the forthcoming book, Hooked on a feeling.

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8 Tried-and-True (Secret) Individual Donor Fundraising Action Tips


My last article of this two-part series, “ Nonprofit Giving Trends and Future Fundraising Strategy ,” began a discussion of smart fundraising strategies to take advantage of best practices and current trends.

[WEBINAR] How to Build An Online Community With Social Media In Uncertain Times


Learn how to adjust your social media marketing strategy for your nonprofit after a tumultuous year! The COVID-19 pandemic, a polarizing political climate, and overwhelming calls for racial justice have upended the entire nonprofit landscape. It is no longer business as usual.

Attracting Engagement vs. Being Engaged

Joy of Membership

Engagement is not a foreign topic to most of us who are in the business of growing membership. It’s likely that your organization talks about engagement quite often. I recently did a search for “association engagement” jobs in the United States and came up with 7,025 results on

A Nonprofit’s eGuide: 11 Tips to Plan Successful Hybrid Events

NonProfit PRO

As nonprofits become more accustomed to virtual events and donors continue to participate and donate online, learn how to keep up virtual momentum and engage in multiple ways with these dual audiences and raise more with FrontStream’s free eGuide, “11 Tips to Plan Successful Hybrid Events

5 Things to Know Before Filing Your Form 990

Charity Navigator

As we dive deeper into 2021, you’re probably still working toward those ambitious goals you set at the beginning of the year. You may have even kept your New Year's resolution thus far!

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5 Unique Ways to Thank Recurring Donors


Any supporter who chooses to make a recurring donation to your nonprofit—whether it’s once a month, once a quarter, or once a year —is demonstrating their ongoing commitment to your mission in a way that should be recognized. .

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Common Reasons Why New Nonprofits Fail and How to Avoid It: Part Two


Wherever there’s a problem, there will be someone trying to fix it to various degrees of success. The nonprofit sector does just that, applying itself to make things better with a can-do spirit and that tangible sense of optimism. If only optimism was enough!

Customer Story: The Autism Society of Minnesota Raises Over $25k For Their Virtual Event With CauseVox


Friends, I’ve been excited to write this post for you for quite a while. As part of the education team at CauseVox I love helping nonprofits improve their fundraising, but I don’t often get to do it myself.

Benefits of Tracking the Employee Performance


Gyrus is a platform that lets you keep a continuous track of the performance of your employees without any complications. Reviewing the performance graph of employees regularly, giving the best feedback to your employees, and identifying their mistakes times, everything is possible with Gyrus

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How to Use a News Story to Support Your Major Gift Ask

NonProfit PRO

Below is a perfect example from our colleague Diana Frazier on how she advised a major gift officer to use a news story to support a major gift ask. I am going to explain exactly how it happened so you can copy the idea for your situation. Major Gifts Major Donors Major Gift Ask Major-gift officer

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Mental Health Matters More Than Ever Before

Charity Navigator

Over a year ago, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. During our long period lockdown, an unfortunate consequence has been a rise in the need for mental health care and intervention. May is Mental Health Awareness Month.

4 Common Volunteer Management Problems and How to Bypass Them

Volunteer Hub

Managing event volunteers can be challenging! Here are 4 of the most common volunteer management problems and how your organization can avoid them. Every event planner and/or volunteer coordinator loves a group of enthusiastic volunteers. What’s better than qualified help for your event?

[ASK AN EXPERT] What is the Purpose of Publicizing Legacy Gifts?


Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to shine a light on their legacy giving program by publicizing bequests. .

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Nonprofit Advertising Benchmarks 2020–2021


Between April and July of 2020, TechSoup, in partnership with the digital marketing and technology agency Tapp Network, built our first Nonprofit Digital Marketing Benchmark Survey.

Nonprofit hiring: 4 strategies to meet the best candidate


Your employees are one of your nonprofit’s most valuable assets. They complete your mission, raise funds, and keep your nonprofit running to its full potential. However, finding the right employees is a multi-step process and can sometimes lead your nonprofit to the wrong answer.

Philanthropy Is Dream-Driven

NonProfit PRO

It starts with the best of intentions. Your organization is focused on helping others — some in serious need. The money that’s required to close the gap on the critical project seems to be within your reach. And then.

6 steps to Devise an Effective Content Strategy for Your Nonprofit


Content is king. So marketers say. An effective content strategy for nonprofits of every type and category can prove to be highly successful at receiving a good amount of donations by reaching people who are eager to help.

The 15 Best Nonprofit Videos to Help You Connect With Supporters


I remember when I first started my career in nonprofit marketing. Back then, if we wanted to create a video to share with our supporters, it was a big deal.

Webbys 2021: Last Chance to Vote for NRDC & NMAAHC

Forum One

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, and we’re absolutely over the moon that two of our client websites have been nominated. Help them win the People’s Voice Award by voting today. Voting closes this Thursday, May 6th.

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