2017

15 Techniques Used by Top Nonprofits to Boost Donor Acquisition and Online Fundraising Results

Connection Cafe

Online fundraising isn’t a fad. As a matter of fact, online fundraising accounted for seven-percent of total fundraising in 2016. Online fundraising has also proven to be an extremely effective donors acquisition vehicle.

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License. This year, I was really looking forward to taking a holiday break and not feel stressed about deadlines, tasks, or the never ending parade of meeting requests and emails. I’m overwhelmed getting back into the daily grind, how about you?

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Four Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Pay More Attention to LinkedIn Pages in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Odds are your nonprofit has a LinkedIn Page. Most nonprofits have claimed their pages and set up the basics, but very few regularly post on their LinkedIn Pages. Snapchat and Instagram may be all the buzz, but ignoring LinkedIn Pages is a mistake.

7 Nonprofit Campaigns We Can't #RESIST

EveryAction

Every successful campaign starts with a moment. Whether you're raising money to build a new school or curing a worldwide epidemic, a single moment drives the need for a campaign. This year, no moment has been more controversial than the rollout of the recent immigration ban.

How to Generate Association Revenue Through Grants – It’s Easier Than You Think

SocialFish

By Amy Gitchell, GrowthZone AMS. “We We need to do more fundraising and generate more revenue.”. It’s a familiar refrain of organizations of all types and sizes. A commonly overlooked solution to the challenge is to seek funds for specific programs and projects by applying for grants.

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7 Ways to Make 2017 A Happy Healthy Year for You and Your Nonprofit

John Haydon

We are all familiar with the tradition of making a New Year’s resolution where we promise to start a self-improvement habit or stop an unhealthy one. But what if everyone in your nonprofit pledged to initiate an activity that promoted organizational well-being and resulted in improved productivity?

It's Good to be Alive Today!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

I am still on the Skoll high Just back from my week in Oxford with my head buzzing and Michael Franti's social change anthem "Good to be Alive Today" ringing in my ears. It's hard to explain why this is the one conference a year I always make the time for. It's a powerful mix of inspiration, singing, ideas and most importantly, peer brainstorming. I have more than a year's worth of ideas for social good. Let me share just a few!

Want to Work at the MAH? Now's Your Chance.

Museum 2.0

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community. We're expanding beyond our walls this summer with the opening of Abbott Square. We are dreaming big, reaching out, and going deep.

5 Facts About Online Average Gift Size

Connection Cafe

I have a confession to make. I used to believe that online average gift size was a vanity metric. It made for interesting tweets and blog post headlines about online giving trends, but it wasn’t very useful. Over time I’ve learned to love the online average gift size metric.

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One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Sarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review , the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.

8 Fundraising Tools to Watch in 2017

Nonprofit Tech for Good

New Email Study Reveals Nonprofit Spam Rates Soared in 2016

EveryAction

The state of nonprofit fundraising is undeniably digital, but aside from opens and clicks, do you really understand what's happening to your emails?

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The Great AMS Shakeup and what to do about it

SocialFish

With the current shakeup in the association technology space with the merger of Abila, YourMembership and Aptify , association executives are left to wonder what will happen to services and products–not to mention their long-term relationships with their existing AMS partners–as a result.

Net Neutrality — We Need Your Help!

Tech Soup Blog

It's critical that nonprofits make their voices heard in favor of Net Neutrality. Read on, or take immediate action.

7 Online Donation Tools to Delight Your Donors [Updated]

NonProfit Hub

Online fundraising garners millions in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year, but with so many options, it can be difficult to find the right online donation tools for your organization.

Twitter Launches Fundraisng Beta for Nonprofits

Frogloop

Twitter rolled out a new. feature. that lets users make donations directly through the platform. Much like. Facebook Fundraising. , the service is relatively new and only available to a limited number of charities.

Dear Accidental Nonprofit Marketer – You Were Born to Tell Great Stories

John Haydon

You are the accidental nonprofit marketer who’s been asked to create content for your organization. But you have mixed feelings about it. On the one hand, you’re excited to express your creativity. But you’re also afraid that your creativity somehow won’t be enough.

How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

Wild Apricot Blog

New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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Why We Moved the Abbott Square Opening - A Mistake, a Tough Call, & a Pivot: Introducing Abbott Square, Bonus Post

Museum 2.0

Excited to open. but not quite yet. This is the eleventh in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. Twelve days ago, we started the two-week countdown to opening Abbott Square.

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11 Expert Tips for Nonprofits to Embrace Technology for Even Greater Impact

Connection Cafe

Last week I had the privilege of networking with over 2000 nonprofit experts and professionals at NTEN ‘s Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC).

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3 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Almost four years ago, I wrote my experience as a participant n a design-thinking lab to give input on a digital strategy for a philanthropy. The design lab was facilitated by Pete Maher, founder of Luma Institute.

5 Nonprofit Content Themes That Inspire Action

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The following is an excerpt from Mobile for Good: A How-To Fundraising Guide for Nonprofits and a follow-up to 5 Online Communication Styles for Nonprofits.

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers

BoardAssist

How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards? We know you want to know! That’s why BoardAssist compiles this data every year from the hundreds of nonprofits we serve and shares it with the nonprofit community.

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5 reasons nonprofits have an advantage when it comes to social media

SocialFish

This post originally appeared on Mizz Information. ———-. If you read [Mizz Information], you already know I have a tendency to skew kind of negative on things.

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An Offline Social Media Exercise That Improves Online Content

Tech Soup Blog

For the Professional Social Media class I teach at Sonoma State University , I created an exercise designed to help folks practice both content creation and looking at metrics.

8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

NonProfit Hub

Sponsored by Reward Volunteers. The impact of volunteerism can be felt in communities of all shapes and sizes. No matter the size of the community, though, the impact of volunteerism is always huge. Wherever it occurs, volunteering exists to help others.

Global Tech Trends for Nonprofits

Frogloop

With technology taking over almost every part of people’s lives it has become more and more important for nonprofits to leverage different online platforms.

5 Proven Online Donor Stewardship Techniques You Can Start Today

John Haydon

With online donations becoming the go-to way for donors to make contributions, it’s not surprising that donor stewardship should include ways to cultivate relationships online. Online stewardship adds variety to your outreach.

29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

Wild Apricot Blog

If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. It’s my hope that you browse the list and discover one or two new tools that are perfectly suited for your organization’s needs.

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Introducing Abbott Square Part 7: How Getting Sued Ruined My Vacation and Taught Me about Stress

Museum 2.0

This is the seventh in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History ( MAH )'s development of Abbott Square , a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. My husband and I had just come back from a glorious four-day trek through the Pasayten wilderness in the fall of 2015.

5 Trends in Giving That Will Reshape Philanthropy in 2017

Connection Cafe

2016 was a record-setting year for philanthropy, with Americans donating more than $373 billion and communities across the globe setting new standards for #GivingTuesday. Even better news? The Philanthropy Outlook from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy projects a 3.6

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4 Signs You Are A Burned Out Nonprofit Fundraiser

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

You’ve smiled through back-to-back-to-back-to-back meetings with donors and your best donor prospect just cancelled on you, and now you’ve got to finish that grant report before you can go home.

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10 Random, But Useful Online Communications Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

2017 is the final year of free webinars for nonprofits ( view final schedule ). To date, Nonprofit Tech for Good has trained 49,000 nonprofit, charity, and NGO staff worldwide on how to succeed in online communications and fundraising.

FAQs about Joining a Nonprofit Board: How does the board matching process work? How long does it take?

BoardAssist

Ready to join a board but worried that the process of finding the right one may be be a major project taking a lot of your time? We hope we can address this concern in our new blog series on the most frequently asked questions we hear from candidates considering joining a nonprofit board.

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