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5 Standout Strategies for Year-End Fundraising Success

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits, the year-end fundraising season always seems to creep up when you least expect it. Summer fades, the leaves start to change, and before you know it, it’s time to kick your fundraising strategies into high gear again!

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7 Steps for Finding Work/Life Balance While You’re Trying to Save the World

SocialFish

By Meico Marquette Whitlock. ——-. You’re deeply committed to your organization and doing whatever it takes to make life just a little bit easier for your members and the community you serve.

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Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this week, I was honored to do a webinar for Soapbox Engage about self-care and bringing a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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13 of the Best Nonprofit Videos from the Last 13 Years

Nonprofit Tech for Good

YouTube launched almost 13 years ago on February 14, 2005 and you got to give credit to the early adopter nonprofits active on YouTube in its early years. These early adopters were also embracing Myspace when the vast majority of nonprofits hadn’t yet had their aha moment about social media.

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Why Healthcare Nonprofits Need Analytics-Driven Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Few industries have seen as much change in the past decade as healthcare. And because the forces shaping the industry are so varied—shifts in the regulatory environment, the evolution of technology, changing consumer needs and expectations—it can be hard to keep up, much less stay ahead.

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Understanding Charitable Tax Deduction Legislation

Connection Cafe

The charitable tax deduction is 100 years old. Yes, 100 years old. It was enacted in 1917 to encourage private philanthropy after individual income taxes were increased to help pay for the United States’ effort in World War I.

Purchasing Fundraising Software: A Small Shop’s Guide

SocialFish

It’s inevitable that as your organization continues to gain momentum and supporters, you’ll have to think about purchasing nonprofit fundraising software.

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AI with a Social Impact: The Top 5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Should Explore Chatbots

Tech Soup Blog

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new tech craze, and everyone wants in. From self-driving vehicles to Alexa, our lives are slowly transforming as a result of constantly changing and improving AI.

5 Steps to Create an Amazing Membership Website with No Technical Expertise

Wild Apricot Blog

Here's how to create an amazing membership website from scratch and without any technical expertise. membership website

9 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Best Practices You Should Be Using Today

Connection Cafe

Whether it’s associated with a large event — like a walk-a-thon, or it’s year-round — like a tribute campaign, peer-to-peer (p2p) fundraising is a powerful tool for fundraisers. It’s all about engaging supporters to raise funds on your nonprofit’s behalf. But, running a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign can be challenging, involving a great deal of time and logistics.

Guest Post by Seema Rao: How Museums Can Resist Racism and Oppression

Museum 2.0

This guest post was written by Seema Rao , a 2017 MuseumCamper and brilliant GLAM visitor advocate. Seema wrote it (original post here ) in response to her experience last week at MuseumCamp. followed by the painful news about racism-fueled rallies and mob violence in Charlottesville, VA.

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What's New in Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017

Tech Soup Blog

In July, Adobe released Adobe Acrobat Pro 2017, the latest version of its desktop software for viewing, creating, editing, printing, and managing PDF documents. Immediately after its release, TechSoup added it to its catalog for both Windows and Mac.

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3 Common Legal Traps Nonprofits Fall Prey To

Wild Apricot Blog

Have you ever worried your nonprofit could have some hidden legal risks? Nonprofit attorney and strategist Erin McClarty shows you 3 common legal traps and how to avoid them. Erin-McClarty nonprofit-law legal-issues legal-traps nonprofit

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The Difference Between Being Fiscally Responsible and Pinching Pennies

NonProfit Hub

You work for a non profit. And that means spending minimal amounts of money and pinching every dollar to get by, right? That’s the way many nonprofits think, but it’s not necessarily true. The secret is this: you shouldn’t feel bad about spending money.

Keeping Up With Regular Maintenance Tasks (Part 1)

Byte Technology

Whether it’s a car or a computer, a bike or a bass guitar, staying on top of regular maintenance issues—cleaning, backing up, staying in perfect tune—is the best way to ensure that those things which you love and rely on stay in perfect shape.

Make Your Nonprofit Website More Accessible with OpenAIR

Tech Soup Blog

Each year, Knowbility hosts OpenAIR (Accessibility Internet Rally). OpenAIR is an online event that provides mission-based organizations both with a new, professionally designed, accessible website that accommodates all visitors, and with expanded awareness about accessibility issues.

Top 10 Mistakes That Cause First-Time Donors to Leave [INFOGRAPHIC]

John Haydon

Any fundraiser will agree that keeping a first-time donor happy is cheaper than replacing that donor. In fact, attracting and acquiring a new donor is about 7 times more expensive than keeping an existing donor.

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

August 19 is World Humanitarian Day, an annual reminder that humanitarian crises around the world are far from over. Founded by the United Nations , WHD advocates for the "safety and security of humanitarian aid workers, and for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises.".

[PODCAST] Four Steps to Major Gifts Cultivation | Ft. Amy Eisenstein

NonProfit Hub

Amy Eisenstein is an ACFRE certified development professional and fundraising consultant. She’s worked with nonprofits of all sizes for the last 15 years. Her specialty? Major gifts. When dealing with major gifts, it’s important to remember these four steps: 1. Have a private face-to-face meeting.

4 Tips to Getting #GivingTuesday Right

Donor Search

As the fall fundraising season slowly ramps up, nonprofits are starting to map out their end-of-year fundraising appeals, while also planning out their fundraising strategy for the year ahead.

Getting a Better Grip on Revenue and Operations

Vertex Systems

. . Managing staff utilization can be like a child's teeter-totter gone mad. Wild swings can leave staff with massive idle periods (participants not getting services, no billable services happening), or the opposite: staff feeling like they're drinking through a firehose. The fallout is obvious: over -delivering wastes time and precious staff resources. Underdelivering defeats vocational goals of participants and can leave you scraping to cover costs at the end of the month.

The Three Elements Of An Apology

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The following great advice about how to apologize is from the book, The Courage Solution , by Mindy Mackenzie. Mackenzie recommends you include these three elements when you apologize: Actually say "I'm sorry" out loud, while making eye contact, if possible.

How Can Nonprofits Address the Challenges and Opportunities of Disrupting Technologies?

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Stanford Prescott Graduate Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership & Management. On Feb. 21, 2017, the transportation company Uber debuted a new self-driving car program in Tempe, Arizona. As of this writing, customers can now request a ride in one of these self-driving cars.

Cases of Successful Nonprofits That Use Chatbots

Tech Soup Blog

Whether they're to serve up content, answer questions, or bolster fundraising efforts, chatbots hold great promise for nonprofits and charities. And although chatbots are relatively new to the nonprofit community, some organizations are already using them in interesting and innovative ways.

The Seven Arts Of Change

Eric Jacobsen Blog

David Shaner's compelling, The Seven Arts of Change , shows business leaders that transforming a business only happens when each employee equates organizational change with the process of deep personal growth.

When To Be A Coach And When To Be A Counselor

Eric Jacobsen Blog

A good manager is both a coach and a counselor. Generally, coaching should precede counseling. As a coach , a manager: identifies an employee's need for instruction and direction and this need is usually directly related to his or her performance or career goals. Coaching is collaborative.

How To Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobsen Blog

To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. It's a powerful read that includes counterintuitive advice and cutting-edge best practices for sales prospecting in today's business world.

So Now What? Finding Funding for Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

You've found the time to download the latest State of Grantseeking reports. In fact, you have them all — total, by annual budget, by mission focus, by service area, and by U.S. region. So Now What? Next Steps for Grantseekers.

Checklist For How To Identify And Develop Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobsen Blog

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.