2019

One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2019

Connection Cafe

Donor acquisition is all the rage, but did you know nearly 3 out of 4 new donors leave and never come back. I’d stay that’s pretty stinky, wouldn’t you? Blackbaud’s latest Charitable Giving Report sheds light on the importance of donor retention in the nonprofit industry.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann. Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The internet is loaded with amazing free or low-cost tools and resources! Provided you set aside the time to explore and experiment, your nonprofit can use the tools listed below to significantly improve your web and email communications and your social media campaigns. Social Media.

Why Every Nonprofit Needs a Good Copywriter

NonProfit Hub

As you skim through your sea of emails, newsfeeds and notifications, what determines whether you engage with a piece of content? The answer is copy—simply defined by Merriam Webster as “the text of an advertisement.”.

Robin Seaman, Agent of Inclusion

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

On February 16th in Los Altos, California, I shared these thoughts on Robin Seaman’s impact on the world with her family and friends at her Celebration of Life. Robin was beloved by the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who had the honor of coming into direct contact with her. That's the Robin we all collectively know personally. The sister, the aunt, the friend, the mentor. The shining bright spot in our day. A woman with that ineffable quality of elegance.

How to deal with Gmail’s new Promotions Tab

SocialFish

Early this week, Gmail announced they were trialing a new functionality for their promotions tab for desktop. From the get-go, our entire Dev team signed up to kick the tires.

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Sharing Power, Holding Expertise: The Future of Authority Revisited

Museum 2.0

This week, I've had multiple conversations with colleagues in the arts, symphonies, and urban planning about the fear professionals have about "losing control" when opening up new opportunities for people to participate.

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Essential Elements in the Chemistry of Compelling Email

Frogloop

To get better outcomes from your appeals, become an email marketing mixologist

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How to Write a Winning Fundraising Appeal

John Haydon

Writing a fundraising appeal letter can be tricky. It’s not easy to translate the passion you have for your cause into words that produce results. I created my A.P.P.E.A.L.S. Fundraising Writing Framework with you, the busy nonprofit professional, in mind.

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How to Write a Sponsorship Letter (+ 2 Templates)

Wild Apricot

Ready to get into the wild and exciting world of sponsorship? Here's a complete guide to writing a sponsorship letter to help you get started

6 Tips to Know Your Nonprofit Is Ready for Skilled Volunteers

Connection Cafe

As a nonprofit leader myself, I know how frequently social sector organizations are strapped for capacity.

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Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Norbert Reimer. My book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , was published a month before the presidential election.

[FREE WEBINAR] How Nonprofits Can Raise More Money Through Crowdfunding

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: April 16, 2019. Time: 1 pm EST/10 am PST. Presented by: Gary Wohlfeill of CrowdRise by GoFundMe. This webinar will walk through the basics of crowdfunding so that your nonprofit can utilize this growing fundraising method to bring in more money for your cause.

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How and Why Nonprofits Need to Think Differently

NonProfit Hub

It’s much easier to learn something completely new than to unlearn an old habit. Just ask any parent. It’s why children are taught essential functions at an early age: they haven’t yet learned the wrong way to do things.

What We Learned About Digital Engagement from the 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

Burn your social media strategy

SocialFish

I recently came across an amazing post that I urge everyone to read about the current state of social media. Burn It Down, Start From Scratch And Build a Social Media Strategy That Works. Here is just an excerpt – this is towards the end of the long post.

From Risk-taker to Spacemaker: Reflections on Leading Change

Museum 2.0

Fifteen years ago, my boss kicked me under the table. I was a small fry at a big museum, volunteering for a project I had no business taking on. My boss and mentor Anna often encouraged me to stretch the limits. She protected and supported me in leading projects far beyond my job description.

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VisionLink

Interoperability Made Real: Open Referral’s Data Standard for Resource Directories Visionlink is dedicated to data standards and data exchange as a necessary part of supporting successful communities. While the value of community services data may have been defined in the past by the strength of the walls around it, today however, tremendous value comes from the ability to be use appropriate data collaboratively among partners.

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How Care2's Campaign to #EndGunViolence Engaged Millions and Drove Real Change

Frogloop

In honor of the first anniversary of the Parkland shooting, Care2 recently launched a month-long integrated advocacy campaign to “#EndGunViolence” once and for all in America. The outcomes of the campaign surpassed expectations.

6 Strategies to Grow Your Nonprofit Email List with Facebook

John Haydon

If you’re like most nonprofits, Facebook is your top social network to engage supporters and increase awareness about your nonprofit. However, like most nonprofits, you’ve probably had your fair share of frustrations with Facebook. Dramatically declining reach is the biggie.

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7 Proven Ways to Increase Member Retention Right Now

Wild Apricot

Here are 7 proven ways to increase Member Retention. Expert Advice, Real life examples, research, and more. By the end, you'll have the blueprints to create a solid strategy to start increasing member retention at your organization right away

Why You Should Stop Trying to Save the World

Connection Cafe

I get it. You’re committed to making a difference in the world. You love you what you do and you’re good at it. But you struggle with finding the right balance between your work and having a fulfilling personal life.

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AI-Driven Fundraising Campaigns

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Network For Good hosted a virtual conference today called “ Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World ,” that included several hours of online presentations about strategy and tools for getting repeat donors.

10 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Content Calendar in 2019

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Tereza Litsa , Social Media Manager at Lightful , a simple social media management platform for nonprofits. A new year brings new goals and now is the perfect time to plan your social media content calendar for 2019.

7 Twitter Accounts Nonprofits Need to Follow

NonProfit Hub

The world wide web, specifically the Twittersphere, is overflowing with accounts designed to help you better run your organization.

EveryAction Acquires ActionKit

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Innovative Talent and Digital Product Add to EveryAction’s Rapid Growth. Washington, D.C., May 8, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading provider of software serving over 15,000 nonprofits, announced today that it has acquired We Also Walk Dogs Inc., more commonly known by their product’s name, ActionKit.

How to Motivate Young Employees to Volunteer

SocialFish

From elementary through high school, many students participate in community volunteer projects through their school or extracurricular activities. Generally someone coordinates these activities and students simply show up, are told what to do, and have fun while serving their community.

Guest Post by Martin Djupdraet: Let the Decision Makers Do the Audience Research

Museum 2.0

This guest post is written by Martin Brandt Djupdræt , Head of research and presentation and a member of the management at the Danish open-air museum Den Gamle By (The Old Town). I met Martin last year at the MuseumNext conference.

NVOAD! New Orleans

VisionLink

Come visit us at our booth # 29! We are looking forward to seeing everyone

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Improving Your Nonprofit Software Toolkit: 3 Tips for 2019

Frogloop

The start of a new year is the perfect opportunity for implementing new tech strategies, especially when it comes to fundraising. Even if your holiday giving campaigns exceeded your goals, you probably noticed a few gaps or blind spots in your strategies

Your Spring Fundraising Appeal Letter: A Simple Checklist

John Haydon

You might be going back to previous donors and asking for general support. Or, you might be getting ready to request a particular list of supporters to fund your summer programs. Either way, there are five things you must do to make your appeal letter a success.

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6 Powerful Types of Video Content Every Nonprofit Needs

Nonprofits Source

According to The New York Times, we are now officially entering a “post-text world” as a society. In short, this means that the written content is going out of fashion and is no longer the dominant form of communication. Types Of Video Content.

10 Ways to Improve Morale at Nonprofit Organizations

Connection Cafe

How’s the morale in your office? Are your staff members excited to work together? Or are you plagued with high turnover? How your staff feel about their work affects your bottom line, as donors and volunteers are turned off by a revolving door of staff members.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

[FREE WEBINAR] How to Use Social Media to Raise Money Online

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: February 19, 2019. Time: 1pm EST. Presented by: Julia Campbell , Founder of J Campbell Social Marketing. Sponsored by: TBD.

10 Power Words Nonprofits Use to Increase Conversions

NonProfit Hub

There are over 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States. That means if you want to stand out, you need to do something different. Sure, you could offer different pricing, features or benefits, but there’s one element you can tweak to increase conversions almost instantly: copywriting.

How Corporate Responsibility Software is Changing to Meet Market Demands

Givinga

In the last decade, corporate responsibility (CR) has become a buzzword in offices and boardrooms across the country, and rightly so. As modern workplace trends skew toward socially and environmentally conscious employees and consumers, businesses need to incorporate CR to be competitive.