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.

New Password Standards

VisionLink

None of us like passwords, well, except for the good that they do for us. New research from NIST helps us to understand better ways to build passwords, and Visionlink has released an upgrade to its CommunityOS 2 platform in response.

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How Organizations Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Kayla Matthews is a researcher, writer and blogger covering topics related to technology, smart gadgets, the future of work and personal productivity. She is the owner and editor of ProductivityTheory.com and ProductivityBytes.com.

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.

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.

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.

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Hello Museum World!

Museum 2.0

Hello World! Or maybe hello museum world! I feel a bit like a child walking around in someone else’s, slightly bigger shoes taking over this wonderful blog. The metaphor certainly works in terms of filling big shoes. But, I like that metaphor for another reason.

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10 Tips for Turning Photos Into Powerful Stories

John Haydon

The Internet is slowly but surely becoming one big picture book. Instagram and Pinterest have grown at astronomic rates precisely because they allow people to easily create, curate and share pictures.

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101 Ways To Get New Members For Your Organization

Wild Apricot

Want to grow your membership? Here are 101 ways your organization can attract and recruit more members both in the short and long term

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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Visionlink Supports Dorian Response

VisionLink

Visionlink systems are fully engaged with Hurricane Dorian response. The National Shelter System is being used to help manage dozens of shelters in Florida--and states north, as Dorian continues along its predicted track.

10 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising More Social

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Tereza Litsa , Social Media Manager at Lightful , a simple social media management platform for nonprofits. Online fundraising is becoming more popular each year. It is offering new opportunities for nonprofits to improve their fundraising success while trying out new channels.

The Fundraising Trends of 2019 You Don’t Want to Miss

NonProfit Hub

If you’re looking for ways to boost your 2019 fundraising efforts for your nonprofit organization, you’re in the right place. There’s no better way to do so than by knowing the trends within your niche.

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EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market. Washington, D.C., June 6, 2019 – EveryAction, a leading software provider for nonprofit fundraisers, announced today that it has acquired DonorTrends.

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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.

DCM Services, LLC (You’re dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector)

SocialFish

At some point in your life, you might fall behind on a financial obligation, and end up in debt.

10 Compelling Reasons Why You Need Learning Management Systems

Gyrus

With businesses becoming more focussed towards automation, it is essential to know Why You Need Learning Management Systems in your organization

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.

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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30 Post-Event Survey Questions (+ Why They Matter)

Wild Apricot

Looking for the perfect post-event survey questions to get feedback on your event? Here are 30 you can use as, well as some best practices for structuring your event survey

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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Amazing Recovery Efforts for Hurricane Harvey

VisionLink

Visionlink is proud to support the work of National VOAD's Project Comeback in Texas with our multi-agency Disaster Case Management solution, helping more than 700 case managers from 14 nonprofit partners assist more than 12,000 households.

5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Love Cryptocurrency

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Alex Wilson and Pat Duffy , co-founders of The Giving Block. Thanks to the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, nonprofits are increasingly turning to cryptocurrency as a new source of revenue.

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.

American Express Leadership Academy alumna Elena Zee shares profound impact of 2019 Aspen Institute Fellowship

ASU Lodestar Center

Elena Zee (back row, fourth from left) joined 14 other selected participants for the American Express Leadership Academy 2.0 at the Aspen Institute: A Fellowship for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders.

Tips & Tools To Appreciate Your Nonprofit Staff and Build A Culture of Resilience

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As part of my work with nonprofit organizations to help them build a culture of resilience that I wrote about in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , I have facilitated retreats where staff brainstorm ideas and identify simple ways that they can make working at their organization more enjoyable.

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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9 Things about Learning Management Systems your Boss Wants to Know?

Gyrus

Investing in a new concept means investing huge bucks, which is certainly not preferred by any employer. However, being the head

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.

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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Why Most Organizations Get New Member Onboarding Wrong — and 3 Ways to Do It Right

Wild Apricot

Associations tend to have very robust renewal programs, but meager new member onboarding programs. Here's how you can create a strong new member onboarding program in 3 easy steps

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.

FEMA Partnership Day

VisionLink

Join us at the FEMA NVOAD Partnership Day! This is an annual event designed to bring together governmental disaster agencies, non governmental agencies, faith-based organizations and private sector providers who support disaster responders.

10 Best Practices for a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Program

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Gary Wohlfeill , Director of Marketing at CrowdRise , who works with partners to develop highly engaging fundraising campaigns and leads the marketing team in developing the CrowdRise brand. The nature of why a supporter chooses to fundraise for your nonprofit is most likely a personal one.

Corporate Philanthropy: Adapting to a Changing World

NonProfit Hub

In today’s world, every company is expected to do some good with their profits. Thus, corporate philanthropy is on the rise. As younger generations become more socially aware, they expect their favorite brands to follow suit.

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.