2018

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance.

Is it the Best of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

Connection Cafe

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness …”. Does it seem like the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities sum up the times we’re living in today? We tend to view our lives in terms of superlatives.

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3 Ways to Use Social Media to Grow Membership

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on MC Talks. ——-. There are thousands upon thousands of associations out there, but one thing all associations have in common: They all want to grow! Now you may have a growth strategy in place (as part of your association’s strategic plan), but does that growth strategy incorporate social media? If not, you may want to consider adding that in, as social media is typically a fairly cheap and easy way to reach new eyes.

Instead of Selling Objects, Build Public Trust

Museum 2.0

You run a regional museum. It's been struggling financially for years. Now, you have a new vision--co-created with trustees and community leaders--for a path forward. You'll transform it into an interactive science-oriented institution. And you'll build your endowment, too. How will you pay for it?

6 Must-Download Mobile Apps for Good

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Thus far, nonprofits have struggled to create mobile apps that their donors and supporters want to use. They don’t have the financial resources or staff expertise necessary and as a result, app stores are lacking in apps that inspire people to do good.

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Your Nonprofit Culture Can Be Ruined by These 3 Common Traps

Wild Apricot Blog

I’ve seen nonprofits set toxic and downright annoying work culture expectations that ultimately deter the creation of a strong, functional team. If you’re at an organization where you actually want to build a strong nonprofit culture of teamwork (and attract professional and talented staff), here are three common traps to avoid and what to do instead. Nonprofit-Culture

16 Ways To Build Trust As A Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

How to Engage Alumni Effectively | 4 Flawless Best Practices

Donor Search

If there’s one golden rule of university fundraising, it’s that the key to effectively engaging alumni supporters is making meaningful connections with them year after year. No matter how long it’s been since graduation, your school always wants to remain a part of your alumni’s lives (and be first on their list when making a… University Fundraising alumni engagement Prospect Research

Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.

15 Steps to Corporate Volunteering Success

Connection Cafe

Do you have a goal to make your company or organization more socially conscious, but are having difficulty motivating employees to participate in volunteer programs? Getting employees motivated can be one of the hardest steps when building a successful CSR program.

5 Ideas for Your 2018 Social Media Editorial Calendar

SocialFish

Have your social media accounts been driving massive exposure to your brand? I imagine most of us would agree that we’d like to see our social media channels perform better than they are now. Let’s up our social media game this year! Here are a few ideas: 1.

Introducing Community Participation Bootcamp at the MAH

Museum 2.0

For the past five years, each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History has hosted MuseumCamp. MuseumCamp is a professional development experience that is part retreat, part unconference, part adult summer camp.

Newly Released! The 2018 Global NGO Technology Report

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Now in its third year, the 2018 Global NGO Technology Report is based upon the survey results of 5,352 NGOs from 164 countries.

The Best Nonprofit Social Media Campaigns of 2017

NonProfit Hub

It’s happening again. All of the year’s art, events and goings-on are being sorted into “best of” lists on various blogs. And guess what? You’re looking at another. This one, though, can actually help you while you’re considering a rebrand or amping up your social media presence in 2018.

Nonprofit Payment Processing: Everything You Need to Know

John Haydon

A payment processor is a company that handles all your online transactions. Payment processing handles donation transactions between your organization’s bank and your donor’s bank.

We've Built The Tools You Need for 2018

Everyaction

Throughout 2017, our team introduced some of the most cutting-edge tools to help empower nonprofits to not only reach, but exceed their goals. Read up on some of the biggest new features we released last year, and if you want to check them out for yourself, request a demo and get your year off to a strong start. Psst, most of these tools are exclusive to EveryAction so you won’t find them anywhere else!

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January Update: Plans to Simplify Wild Apricot

Wild Apricot Blog

Happy New Year everyone! This month I talk about our plans to simplify Wild Apricot's functionality and introduce some of the new features planned for 2018. Read the full update here. january

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14 Things Great Coaches Do

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Five Common Donation Form Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

ASU Lodestar Center

posted by Chris Giarratana Digital Strategy Consultant. The truth is, it's easy to attract people to a nonprofit fundraising campaign, however, ensuring that they're going donate a different story. This can be an issue, especially if they don't even know how to navigate your website.

6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Image Source: 7able. On Feb. 13th, I’ll be doing a FREE Webinar for nonprofits hosted by Salesforce Foundation on “ Combatting Digital Distraction and Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.” ” Come join me. . Ever hear of something called “ Nomophobia ?

5 Foundation Trends That Will Continue in 2018

Connection Cafe

Social Media and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: 5 Predictions

SocialFish

How badly would you want a crystal ball to see into the future of fundraising trends? It seems like there’s something new every day — and in the world of peer-to-peer fundraising, that “something new” is almost always social media-related. It’s hard to know what’s coming next.

For Sale For a Cause: Four Seasons

Judi Sohn

If you want to know what I’m doing, read this post. My 3rd shawl completed in 2018 is ready to go to a good home and support a great cause of your choice. This one is ‘Four Seasons’ by Kitman Figueroa, another favorite lace designer.

How Nonprofits Can Tweet Effectively During the #SOTU

Nonprofit Tech for Good

On January 30, 2018 Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States, will present the 96th in-person State of the Union Address. For days before, the day of, and for days after the hashtag #SOTU will be a top trending topic on Twitter.

How to Grow Your Individual Donor List

NonProfit Hub

Behind every great nonprofit is a great group of people who make it all happen. For all the grants you apply for and donations you receive, there’s a single contributor who invested their own time and money into funding your mission.

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3 Big Fundraising Metrics Your Nonprofit Absolutely Needs to Measure

John Haydon

Being “data-driven” is easier said than done. But where do you start? And which fundraising metrics should you measure?

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6 Ways to Engage Millennial Donors

Everyaction

Millennials have surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation's largest living generation. They’re also getting more politically active, so it’s a smart move for organizations to engage with them, and if you haven’t been already, it’s not too late! We’ve rounded up six ways to reach out to millennial donors to help boost your fundraising efforts. Rethink mail asks. First, millennials move around, a lot.

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The 5 Best Ways to Generate Earned Income for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot Blog

If your organization is looking for more funding opportunities, here are five of the best ways nonprofits are generating earned income to support their missions

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Android factory reset on a Samsung S7: The ugly, the bad, and the good

Robert Weiner

I recently had to perform a factory reset on my year-old Samsung S7. Here’s my tale: The Ugly. At first, I was getting occasional errors like, “Unfortunately, Google Maps has stopped working.” ” But over time the errors increased until they became a constant problem. Nearly every app that was running in the foreground or background would present this kind of error message, often over and over again within minutes.

Preparing Your Nonprofit Board for a Fundraising Campaign

BoardAssist

One of the many ways that BoardAssist placements make an impact on the boards they join is by spearheading the fundraising campaign of the nonprofit boards they join.

Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring , shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit.

A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation

Connection Cafe

This year’s edition of Blackbaud Institute’s npEXPERTS series covered Building a Culture of Innovation. At bbcon this year, the Institute continued the conversation in our featured panel, A Culture of Philanthropic Innovation.

What to do about the new Facebook changes

SocialFish

Just read this on Associations Now: How Associations Can Respond to Facebook’s Changes. The social-media giant is diminishing the role of brands, including associations, in its News Feed. One content marketing pro says organizations can adapt by getting personal.

For sale for a cause: Autumn Adagio

Judi Sohn

If you want the background on what I’m doing, read this post first. Thank you to everyone who responded so positively to my returning to my blog to share my knitting projects and hopefully, raise some funds in 2018 for worthy charities.