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Almost one quarter of time spent on the computer is for social networking. That’s a 43% jump in time spent on social networking in just one year. How much time have you spent on social media yourself? Tags: Research Tools socialmedia time nielsen

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities. Whether you have a staff of one or 100, you will find benefit in taking time away to attend. It's finally here!

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Making time for time management


Time is perhaps one of the most valuable resources that we have, especially for nonprofits. How do you stay productive and make sure that every minute is contributing to the fulfillment of your organization''s mission? These five secrets from successful entrepreneurs and leaders will help you increase efficiency

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GUIDE: Growing and Sustaining your Volunteer Program


Now that you need more volunteers, it is time to share your vision and let it be contagious. When people see their friends make time for your organization, they’ll be more likely to pick up a shift, too. Respect their Time.

Why You Should Start Creating a Mid-Level Donor Program ASAP


Mid-level donors are well-worth your time and attention. Once you’ve identified your mid-level donors, it is time to start developing a mid-level donor program. Once you’ve named your program, it’s time to determine what perks you’ll share with these donors.

3 Easy Ways To Make Your Nonprofit's Email Program Stand Out Today [With Free Templates]


Use a welcome email series Marketing automation is more than just a buzzword for nonprofits today, it is a necessary tool, saving valuable staff time that can then be spent on more valuable tasks. For most nonprofits, email is the backbone of their digital fundraising program.

EveryAction Acquires DonorTrends


We are excited to continue to drive innovation in the nonprofit space, this time by bringing the fundraising insights of the DonorTrends team to the 15,000 organizations that use EveryAction. Built and supported by nonprofit experts, EveryAction’s tools allow nonprofits of all sizes to optimize interactions with supporters and prospects, enabling fundraisers to raise more money in less time. Predictive Analytics Fundraising Product Fuels EveryAction’s Rise in Nonprofit Market.

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3 Steps to Getting Your Board More Involved in Fundraising


Once your board understands how their help fundraising connects to the success of the organization and you’ve provided clear support, it is time to start working. Getting development teams and their nonprofit boards to work in alignment can be challenging.

Is It Time for a Rebrand?

NonProfit Hub

Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change ? Wherever you are in your organizational timeline, if you’re experiencing one or more of these criteria, it might be time to consider a brand refresh—or a comprehensive rebrand.

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7 Tips to Make This Year Your Best #GivingTuesday Ever


Make a detailed plan for all of the outreach you’ll do throughout your Giving Tuesday campaign efforts - putting the time into writing it all down ahead of time will save you from scrambling at the last minute or forgetting anything important in the campaign rush.

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It’s Time to #Showyourculture!

Connection Cafe

Now it’s time for you to show us YOUR culture! Let me open by saying that I have a prize to give out, but you have to read to the bottom of the post to learn more. In January, Blackbaud employees from all ov the world rallied together to celebrate our cultural customers through our #showyourculture initiative.

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The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 153: Leadership During Times of Change

Connection Cafe

Leadership During Times of Change. Listen in to hear Eddie Thompson, Founder and CEO of Thompson & Associates, Mark McCampbell, Senior Vice President of Advancement Resources, and Betsy Chapin Taylor, CEO of Accordant, talk about the challenges of leadership during times of change, why purpose and values are central to good leadership, and the importance of reconsidering strategy right now to lead your organization into a successful future.

First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The First-Time Leader book by George Bradt and Gillian Davis begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in. BRAVE is a leadership framework that helps first-time leaders successfully build their team by uniting them around a shared purpose. First-Time Leader is, as the title aptly describes, for first time leaders, explains Bradt. "It

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It’s Time to Know What You Don’t Know

Connection Cafe

The experts at the store got me thinking about technique and tools in a way I never considered.Did you know if you pair a thicker roller with a heavier handle and a higher quality primer-included paint you will achieve an evenly colored wall in half the time and in only one coat? I thought “time-suck” was my only option. What I realized that with a greater investment up front—of both my time and money—I would be better educated and better equipped to handle the job ahead of me. .

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


If you haven't yet had time to dig into the full report, here are some of the top highlights that we think are important for nonprofits to know: 1. Nonprofits gain more long term revenue and donors can spread out their giving, often giving more over time. Every year, nonprofit consultants M+R release their annual Benchmarks report , which provides an overview of digital trends in the sector.

The 6 Scariest Monsters Nonprofit Fundraisers Are Facing This Halloween


Users expect a lighting fast experience on your website, from your homepage to your donation page, and each additional second of loading time costs your organization money in missed donations. This October 31 st , it’s not ghosts and ghouls that most nonprofit fundraisers are worried about.

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First-Time Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The First-Time Leader book by George Bradt and Gillian Davis begins with a discussion of taking charge of your new team and then tracks through BRAVE leadership components from the outside in. First-Time Leader is, as the title aptly describes, for first time leaders, explains Bradt. "It

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First-Time Donor Retention: 3 Nonprofit Best Practices

NonProfit Hub

Your nonprofit’s team likely spends quite a bit of time focusing on raising the funds you need to achieve your goals. Start boosting your donor retention rate by focusing on those who are just giving to your nonprofit for the first time. Why First-Time Donor Retention is Important. We recommend the following strategies to boost your first-time donor retention rate to see the greatest impact on retention: .

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns


With campaigns that will be on your calendar year after year, you’ll spend less time planning your schedule and more time fundraising. Big recurring campaigns anchor an annual fundraising schedule, allowing you to fill in the time between them with smaller one-time campaigns.

The State of Nonprofit Donor Retention (And What To Do About It)


The chart below illustrates the fluctuations in average donor retention over time: Nonprofits continue to lose donors at an alarming rate, catching them in a losing cycle of constantly spending time and money on costly donor acquisition, only to lose most of that investment. The time that you spend on donor stewardship pays off with donors that stay with your organization for the long run. As a general rule, retaining existing donors costs less than acquiring new ones.

GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising


Donor software with credit card updater integration allows you to send automatic messages to folks like Susan so that you’re staying on top of the issue without having to chase down donors - not to mention, it keeps those sustaining gifts coming in and saves you a ton of time.

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It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

Connection Cafe

It’s a special time of year following consumer-driven Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, when people around the world rally behind the missions that speak to their hearts. And it’s time to talk strategy.

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Use Storytelling During These Eight Times

Eric Jacobsen Blog

"Stories strengthen communications and presence for leaders," explains Kristi Hedges , author of the book, The Power of Presence. She recommends you consider adding stories to your communications when you : Want to motivate others and paint a picture of what's possible.

Planning a Golf Fundraiser in Uncertain Times: Technology Offers Time Savings & Flexibility

Nonprofit Tech for Good

These are questions with unpredictable answers, making time savings and flexibility more crucial than ever. Here’s how to leverage technology to plan a golf fundraiser in these uncertain times. Another key benefit of an event website is that it allows you to eliminate paper registrations and the costs and time spent printing, sending, and processing them. This also makes it easy to handoff information to staff at the golf facility at any time.

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A New Landing Page, Just for Fundraisers


Other individual widgets on the landing page provide critical, real-time insights about various aspects of your fundraising program - from major gifts, to telemarketing and direct response plans, follow-up tasks, and monthly giving. Each individual widget links to different reports and searches to allow a deeper, real-time analysis of the data you rely on.

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2018's Best Giving Tuesday Campaigns


With Giving Tuesday behind us, it's time to highlight just a few of the organizations who ran stellar campaigns, activated supporters, and beat their fundraising goals. Successful fundraising campaigns come in many shapes and sizes, and not every tactic works for every organization's audience. Each of these five organizations exemplifies different ways to make industry best practices and technology tools work in a way that resonates with their supporter base.

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Five Signs You Should Double Opt-In Your Emails


Building out an email list is a science; each factor from your subject line to the length of your email body, to the timing of your send can contribute to your list growth.

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11 Time Tracking Software Tools Nonprofits Swear By

Wild Apricot

If you're looking for a better way to fill out time sheets, here are 11 easy-to-use (and free) time tracking software tools that can completely automate the process for you. Time-Tracking

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5 Ways To Optimize Your Donation Pages for End-of-Year Fundraising


Monthly giving offers a more comfortable donation amount that can be broken up into small chunks ($10 per month versus a one-time donation of $120). Improving your website donation pages is the single best way to raise more money during the year-end giving season.

EOY Hacks: 8 Online Fundraising Ideas to Save Money + Time


What can I write about to help them through this crazy time besides end-of-year fundraising? This time of year, the only thing nonprofit pros need more than fundraising ideas is more time and money to implement them. Last week, I had the ear of a brilliant nonprofit guru and jumped on the chance to ask her for some advice. Me: I know our readers are up to their eyeballs in work from now until January.

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7 Tips to Make Sure That Your Nonprofit Fundraising Event Doesn't Flop


Nonprofit fundraising events are a great way to raise money and increase your organization’s profile at the same time. This data will give you real-time knowledge of confirmed attendees, and help you follow up with supporters to make sure you get as many attendees as possible.

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The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

Connection Cafe

As the season has continued, some organizations still waited to make decisions on whether to hold their events, while others made quicker decisions and had more time to develop online events. Moving into the fall, we have more time to prepare. My favorite features: Their authenticity – Kendra Albers and Samantha Courter have assembled something wonderful in a very short period of time in a way that’s savvy, yet relatable.

Five 2018 Political Campaign Trends that Nonprofits Should Use Too


Taking a little extra time to add a personal touch can make all the difference, for political campaigns and nonprofits alike.

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4 Ways We Can Approach the Lack of Time as Fundraisers

Connection Cafe

If I’ve learned anything in my 35 years in fundraising it’s that there really isn’t enough time. Enough time to test before investing the entire budget on a “great” idea. Enough time to learn how to maximize the new ideas that promise to revolutionize fundraising. Enough time to train and mentor new hires and “employees with potential”. Enough time to explore all the features of new technology. Dreamer: You will never find time for anything.

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What Email Spam Rates Mean for Your #GivingTuesday Fundraising Campaign


Email deliverability is an important metric for nonprofit fundraisers and digital staff to track, especially in the time leading up to major digital fundraising days, such as Giving Tuesday.

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Time to think.SXSW

Connection Cafe

I recently started going to the Interactive part of the conference and it has been an exciting learning experience every time. Author: Josh Shepherd. I understand that it's August, but I can't stop thinking about March. It's cooler outside and March Madness is going on.

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3 Welcome Series Timing Tips

Connection Cafe

Below are a few items related to timing that you will need to keep in mind when planning your email welcome series. This approach will enable you to control the timing of your messages, as well as your first ask. Experiment with timing. Play around with the frequency, and review your metrics to help you determine the optimal timing. This feature saves administrative time and effort. Author: Jennifer Atkins.

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10 Tips for Direct Mail Fundraising Success in the Time of COVID-19 and Beyond

Wild Apricot

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, it might actually be a great time to fundraise through direct mail. Here are our best tips for making sure your campaign is a success

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Why Now is the Time to Focus on Long-Term Relationships for Fundraising

Connection Cafe

Even in uncertain times you still have a fundraising goal to meet, so this is the perfect strategy. Tracking constituent information is essential for your organization to maintain high-value relationships over long periods of time. Now is a great time to get outside your comfort zone with digital marketing. Whether your event is in-person or virtual, you can work smarter by focusing your time on those who will raise more.

Simple Ways to Encourage People to Volunteer Their Time


Organizations that can’t hire as many employees as their for-profit counterparts turn to volunteers who give their own free time without expecting financial compensation Volunteers are the lifeblood of most non-profits and charitable organizations.

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4 Easy Ways to Prepare Your Website for End-of-Year Fundraising


It’s a busy time for fundraising, which means you’re competing with a lot of other nonprofits and causes for their attention and support. The year-end giving season always offers a unique opportunity to engage with your members, donors, and volunteers.

Storytelling Workouts for Year-End Fundraising


Map Out Your Campaign Narrative— One of the best uses of your time as you prep for year-end giving is to map out your campaign narrative. Carve out time for your regular storytelling workout and you’ll see how consistency pays off by December 31.