2021

In the Spotlight, the IDSA Foundation Finds Success

.orgSource

Most of us didn’t have viruses on our minds before 2020. Fortunately, some people make researching, preventing, and helping patients survive diseases like COVID-19 their life’s work.

10 LinkedIn Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the eighth post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

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Digital Transformation: Bringing Your Association Into 2021

Association TV

Well, that only took 70 years. ASAE recently released the final issue of their magazine, Associations Now. Magazines were the primary vehicle for association content up until about 20 years ago, but readership has been in steady decline for the last two decades.

How To Collect Feedback After Your Online Event

Cadmium CD

Meta description: Online event feedback is imperative in terms of finding out how your event performed and understanding what changes to make for your next event. link] Online events have been growing in popularity for a number of years now. However, the pandemic has certainly accelerated this trend.

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Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Review of ASAE 2021 Annual Meeting Hybrid Pop-Up in D.C.

The MatrixFiles

I attended the Virtual ASAE Annual Meeting last week. Unlike other virtual meetings I’ve attended recently, this one had a hybrid pop-up strategy. 10 cities hosted half-day in person events. I got to attend the DC pop-up on Monday, August 16. How did it work and was it successful? Here’s my review.

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ADA Compliance and Your Website

Byte Technology

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was created in 1990 with the aim to ensure that disabled individuals have the same level of opportunities as everyone else.

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ASAE Demo Days October Preview

Nimble AMS

ASAE Demo Days is the perfect opportunity to learn about select products and services for associations. . See how you can arm your team with the tech they need to win everyday.

Democracy is Dying. Philanthropy Needs to Stop Its Toxic Intellectualizing.

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, just a quick warning that this post will likely burn a few bridges. But as colleague Aubrey Alvarez. Funder Relations philanthropy Policy and Advocacy

Before Publishing Your Annual Appeal, Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Bloomerang

I’ve offered you checklists , FAQs and e-guides with templates for writing donor-centric annual appeals. I stick by them as a place to begin. They offer an outline of all the elements an effective appeal should include.

How Nonprofits Can Use Claris FileMaker to Build Custom Apps

TechSoup

Susana Garcia is a program director and member of the executive team of On The Move — a community-based disaster relief organization in Napa County, California. Susana and her team of both staff and volunteers are experts at managing disaster response.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

Strategy and Preparation Boost Your E-Learning IQ

.orgSource

Investing in a learning management system is no longer a choice. An LMS is much more than an enhancement to your website. It is essential equipment in a business environment that is challenging organizations to provide smarter, faster, and more engaging solutions for their customers than ever before.

Top 5 Reasons Tech Team Augmentation is Necessary for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Brian Greenwald , Nonprofit Superfan at Generate_Impact – a human-centered technology services company focused solely on celebrating and serving humanitarian, social impact and sustainability organizations and causes. First of all, what is “Tech Team Augmentation”?

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How to Subsidize Your Filming with Conference Recaps

Association TV

If you have an annual event approaching, you might be wondering where to allocate your filming budget. Video Events Monetization & Revenue Education Online Platforms

Top 10 Tips for Matchmaking and Networking at Your Event

Cadmium CD

Written by CadmiumCD Contributor Pamela Shigeoka. Matchmaking is a hot topic right now in the events industry, and it can help your exhibitors make even better connections with attendees. What is matchmaking? It’s a personalized experience for both attendees and exhibitors.

The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Using Video to Promote Your Meetings and Conferences

The MatrixFiles

We all know that video rules. Check out these amazing video statistics from 2021. . I recently attended Non Dues a Palooza (NDaP) in Nashville, TN. NDaP is devoted to helping associations and nonprofits learn new ideas for generating non-dues revenue. Yes, I attended in person and it felt great!

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Ways to Improve Your Website’s Performance

Byte Technology

In this age of high customer service expectations, same-day delivery, and instant updates, website visitors are less patient to wait for your site to download.

To Build or Buy a Software Solution: Which is Right for You?

Association Analytics

We’ve all heard the catchphrase, “ if we build it, they will come. ” The “it” can be any software solution and “they” can be your staff, members or the general public.

3 member mistakes and how your association can avoid them

Nimble AMS

To deliver a great member experience, you must keep mistakes to a minimum. . Here are some common mistakes and how to avoid them using a modern association management software (AMS) system. Not personalizing member communications. .

TikTok for Nonprofits: The Beginner’s Guide

Wild Apricot

First launched in 2017 as a short-form video sharing app used mostly by teens, TikTok has exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people look for entertainment and connection during long periods of lockdown, the hilarity, quirkiness. marketing

Why You Should Do A Cost-Benefit Analysis Before Throwing Your Next Nonprofit Fundraising Event

Bloomerang

I confess to having a love/hate relationship with fundraising events. I love them as a major donor cultivation tool, but I hate them for everything else! At its best, a nonprofit fundraising event is fun. These events divert attention from one-to-one fundraising efforts, which can be intimidating.

Why Digital Accessibility Matters for Nonprofits

TechSoup

What is digital accessibility and why is it important to nonprofit organizations and their communities? This post will explore the importance of accessibility in web and other digital communications as it relates to a nonprofit's ability to serve beneficiaries and to communicate with donors.

Normal Left the Party—Survey Reveals Associations Want Her Back

.orgSource

What should we call it—the New Normal, the Next Normal, Another Normal? Please let go of normal. When the DJ stopped playing oldies, Normal left the party.

10 Instagram Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

This is the seventh post in a blog and webinar series called 101 Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits , written and presented by Heather Mansfield. Please sign up for Nonprofit Tech for Good’s email newsletter to be alerted of new posts. Thank you!

Top 5: Things to Do When Your Website Isn't Loading

Association TV

404 Error, 500 Internal Error, that dreaded buffering wheel or gray sad emoji. Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Education Online Platforms Technology Top 5

Cadmium Acquires EventRebels

Cadmium CD

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What Are Natural Language Queries and Featured Snippets and Why Do They Matter?

The MatrixFiles

When it comes to search engine optimization there’s one very important thing to always keep in mind: Google doesn’t like cute, Google likes clarity. .

Understanding Digital Tracking

Byte Technology

Nearly everything can be traced and tracked, from cell phone records to ATM withdrawals. For online marketers, there is customer behavior digital tracking. It presents itself in the form of permission-based tools, such as device IDs, cookies, Geo-location, and IP mapping.

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Don’t Fear Your Dirty Data

Association Analytics

The concept of “dirty data” and how to approach it can be daunting. Simply put, dirty data is data that is inaccurate, incomplete, inconsistent, duplicative, or outdated.

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How to prepare your association for the unknown

Nimble AMS

The future might be uncertain, but you can still be prepared. Read on to learn a great approach for staying adaptable and resilient in changing circumstances. Were you ready for the year that was 2020? Not likely. No one saw that one coming.

10 predictable responses from white dudes when people criticize inequitable systems

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, in observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, let’s remember that less than half a percent of total foundation grant. Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

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Top 2021 Fundraising Strategies: Mastering Online Appeals and Messaging

Bloomerang

This online appeals post is part two in a six-part series. You can read part one here. In part 1 of this series, I outlined my top six fundraising strategies for 2021: . Investing in digital-first fundraising and marketing communications. Mastering online appeals, user experience and messaging.

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Fail and How To Avoid Them

NonProfit PRO

In the United States, about 1.5 million nonprofits exist. But, then a natural question is how many of them fail? As we know, during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as many as one-third of nonprofits were at risk of closing their doors.

Turn Customers Into Community

.orgSource

How do you grow membership in a harsh climate? Attracting a wider audience and turning those customers into community is a good way to start. We’ve been on notice since well before the pandemic that shifts are occurring in why people join an association and what they want once they sign on.

[DATA] 11 Must-Know Stats About Nonprofit Websites

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The 2021 Open Data Project [ español , français ] seeks to gain a better understanding of how nonprofits, NGOs, and charities worldwide use technology for digital marketing and fundraising. At the core of the project is the 2021 Global NGO Technology Survey.

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