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.

Tech Day at the Colorado Capitol

VisionLink

Visionlink was pleased to participate in the Tech - Blockchain Day at the Colorado State Capitol this week. Great times, meeting with other technical firms based here in the state, with representatives and senators, and with various legislative staff. We enjoyed a pleasant discussion with Lt.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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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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VisionLink - Untitled Article

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 to Identify, Grow, and Retain Your Most Loyal Donor Base

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your most loyal donors are your multichannel donors. Multichannel donors support you in every way possible. They follow you on social media, donate to your cause, rally their Facebook friends, and participate in your events.

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity. It was almost ten years ago that we published the Networked Nonprofit during the early days of social media and networks.

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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.

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.

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

The 6 Modules Of Human Resource Software

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

For a company or a business in operation, one of the major areas of concern was human resource accounting but the advent of the hr software has made this rather easy and manageable.

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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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.

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 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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NVOAD! New Orleans

VisionLink

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

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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.

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.

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 Create Social Media Promotions That Convert

NonProfit Hub

Long gone are the days when social media was merely a way to share updates with friends and family. People of all ages spend hours on social media platforms every single day. It’s become not only a massive online community, but a marketplace.

40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for July 2019

Wild Apricot

Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in July 2019 that the internet has to offer

Ecom Elites Reviews: The Ultimate Dropshipping Course Online

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Have ever played a video on YouTube and a person promoting their business course appeared as a commercial? We all did. There are so many courses trying to convince you to give them money and learn how to become an e-commerce entrepreneur.

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.

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.

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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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.

Visionlink’s Volunteer Registry Deployed for Hurricanes Harvey & Irma

VisionLink

Thousands of volunteers have offered to assist in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. High-level government officials have directed these generous people to National VOAD and their member agencies. We are honored that Visionlink, as a corporate partner, has been able to open access to the unaffiliated volunteer system to National VOAD and Volunteer Florida member organizations. Due to the ongoing uncertainty of Hurricane Irma, other states will be added as necessary.

[FREE WEBINAR] 10 Emerging Trends in Social Media for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Time: 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. Presented by: Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Fundraiser for: Wildlife SOS (Donation Optional).

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.

Who’s Coming? A New Free Toolkit for Respectful Audience Surveying

Museum 2.0

Michaela Clark-Nagaoka surveying visitors at a MAH event. Note: this is cross-posted on OF/BY/FOR ALL , where you can find more tools and stories for building more inclusive organizations. If you want to involve new people at your organization, you need to know who is coming - and who isn’t.