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3 Critical Stakeholders in Responsive Fundraising 3 CRITICAL STAKEHOLDERS IN RESPONSIVE FUNDRAISING

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Dec 13, 2019

Being the first in your organization to believe in responsive fundraising is exciting. You see the value in treating every donor like a major donor and the power of personalization. You’re raring to get your CRM and marketing automation in place so that you can grow your giving by engaging don...

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Three Components Of The Nonprofit Tech Stack THREE COMPONENTS OF THE NONPROFIT TECH STACK

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Dec 12, 2019

Your donors have entrusted you with their hard-earned money and they expect you to acknowledge them and their contributions. If you interpreted that to be a manual process, like looking up donors to make sure you’re updating the correct record, you may have the wrong technology stack.

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What is the Role of the Nonprofit Board Secretary? WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE NONPROFIT BOARD SECRETARY?

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Dec 11, 2019

The role of a nonprofit board secretary is critical for the smooth operations of the board. A nonprofit board secretary is responsible for ensuring that board members are given appropriate notice of meetings. Further, he or she assures these meetings are held in a well-organized fashion. Secretaries...

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4 Ways AP Automation Can Help Nonprofit Accounting Teams During Year-End Close 4 WAYS AP AUTOMATION CAN HELP NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING TEAMS DURING YEAR-END CLOSE

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Dec 10, 2019

With more than 20 years of accounts payable (AP) experience in various roles, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transition from paper-based processes to completely automated AP and payment processes. I know how hard it can be for those of us in the accounting space to warm up to the idea of impleme...

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Five Tips to Build a Trust Culture at Your Nonprofit FIVE TIPS TO BUILD A TRUST CULTURE AT YOUR NONPROFIT

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Dec 10, 2019

One of the top challenges nonprofits face today is displaying data transparency. Not only is your organization beholden to the government and your board but also your donors. These individuals trust that the dollars contributed to your cause effectively conduct your mission-critical work. Many times...

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Why You Should Digitally Transform Your Non-Profit in 2020 WHY YOU SHOULD DIGITALLY TRANSFORM YOUR NON-PROFIT IN 2020

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Dec 10, 2019

If your nonprofit must make change happen, then it must go digital in 2020. As Justin Spelhaug, leader of the Technology for Social Impact (TSI) group in Microsoft, once emphasized; “Digital transformation can boost the impact, performance, and viability of any organization… even the le...

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Nonprofits First Mission Video NONPROFITS FIRST MISSION VIDEO

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Dec 10, 2019

Since 2005, Nonprofits First, Inc. has been the leading resource for strengthening the administrative and operational capacity of nonprofit organizations in the community. Comprised of experienced professionals, consultants and volunteers, the vision of Nonprofits First is a community in which all n...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Boards to Fundraise THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF GETTING BOARDS TO FUNDRAISE

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Dec 10, 2019

Ask most board members if they were told they’d be responsible for fundraising when they joined the board and you’ll hear a lot of no’s. Somewhere in the recruitment process, the fundraising part of their job got downplayed. Maybe it wasn’t you, maybe it was a board member wh...

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Top 5 Ways AI and Machine Learning Are Changing How Nonprofits Fundraise TOP 5 WAYS AI AND MACHINE LEARNING ARE CHANGING HOW NONPROFITS FUNDRAISE

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Dec 10, 2019

Nonprofit fundraising is a fundamentally human enterprise. Nothing will ever replace the face-to-face coffee shop meetings, dinners with potential major gift donors, or flying out of town to deepen a relationship with a donor. But, when fundraisers and entire development departments are being asked ...

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7 Donation Page Strategies That Actually Convert 7 DONATION PAGE STRATEGIES THAT ACTUALLY CONVERT

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Dec 09, 2019

Over the past few years, charitable giving has evolved with online donations rising as its new star. If you’re not including a digital giving option by now, your organization is almost certainly missing out. According to Nonprofits Source, online giving has seen consistent year over year growt...

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Does Your Nonprofit Have a Social Media Policy? DOES YOUR NONPROFIT HAVE A SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY?

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Dec 09, 2019

It is safe to say we now live in the era of social media networking. If your nonprofit organization has not yet jumped on the bandwagon and started to take advantage of the many opportunities presented by social media networking, then it is time to wake up and look at what all the “tweeting&rd...

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Why Donors Give: Infographic WHY DONORS GIVE: INFOGRAPHIC

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Dec 09, 2019

We asked 3,000 year-end donors to tell us why they gave to find out what they care about most. Our conclusion: donors give out when they believe in your mission and know you do good work in the community you serve. They don’t care as much about self-interested reasons for giving, such as knowi...

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ClickTime Nonprofit CLICKTIME NONPROFIT

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Dec 06, 2019

ClickTime Nonprofit is the world's #1 Nonprofit Time Tracking Platform. Learn how ClickTime can help your organization track hours, manage Funding Sources, and more.

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The Essential Guide to Nonprofit Email Marketing THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO NONPROFIT EMAIL MARKETING

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Dec 06, 2019

You may read some, but you probably spend more skimming subject lines and clicking the next arrow. And you may even start to second-guess hitting all those subscribe buttons over the years.  So, when your organization is the one sending out emails, how can you ensure you’re breaking throu...

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Quick Guide: Nonprofit Board Officer Role Descriptions QUICK GUIDE: NONPROFIT BOARD OFFICER ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

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Dec 06, 2019

You’d never apply to a paying job with no description of the role. Why do we ask nonprofit board officers to do the same? Obviously, each job description will need to include required knowledge and important details. But before we even start writing those guidelines, let’s think about wh...

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Giving Tuesday 2019 Sets New Records GIVING TUESDAY 2019 SETS NEW RECORDS

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Dec 05, 2019

In its eighth year, Giving Tuesday has grown 27.75% from 2018 to 2019 and raised $511 million in the U.S. alone, setting new records across the social sector. At Classy, we saw the hard work and dedication of our nonprofit customers come to fruition as they raised $19,433,030 million from 153,543 do...

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Fundamentals of Nonprofit Budgeting FUNDAMENTALS OF NONPROFIT BUDGETING

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Dec 04, 2019

When you think about a budget, you might envision columns of numbers. However, that’s really just the end result…a budget is just as much about planning and process as it is numbers. This short video dispells some nonprofit budget myths and lays out a helpful process to set your budget ...

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Donor lifetime value is key to sustainable fundraising organizations DONOR LIFETIME VALUE IS KEY TO SUSTAINABLE FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATIONS

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Dec 04, 2019

You’re probably familiar with the term “lifetime value” but you may not realize just how important the metric is to your long-term fundraising success. A donor’s lifetime value (or LTV) is the total amount they give throughout their affiliation with your organization, making ...

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Should Local Nonprofit Organizations Care About Search Marketing? SHOULD LOCAL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS CARE ABOUT SEARCH MARKETING?

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Dec 04, 2019

Let’s say your nonprofit serves a specific city or region with no grand ambitions to reach a national audience. You might assume that you don’t need to spend marketing energy on something like search engine optimization (SEO). The truth is that local nonprofit organizations can benefit f...

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Content Strategy for Nonprofits: Make the Most of Your Story CONTENT STRATEGY FOR NONPROFITS: MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STORY

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Dec 04, 2019

If you are involved in your nonprofit’s marketing efforts, and especially if you’ve decided to see what the internet has to say about nonprofit marketing, no doubt you’ve come across the term content strategy. And if you had the courage to enter “content strategy” into ...

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Nonprofit Finance Steps to Consider During a Recession NONPROFIT FINANCE STEPS TO CONSIDER DURING A RECESSION

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Dec 03, 2019

Is anyone as concerned as I am on the timing of the next ‘great recession’? The fact that we are in the 11th year of economic expansion only gives me more cause for alarm. Add to it China, Brexit and the Feds and my sound sleeping habits are now few and far between. Knowing a recession i...

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10 SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS 10 SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 03, 2019

Creating and collecting interesting content to share on social media can be a challenge for any organization, including nonprofits. Posting “donate today!” over and over and over will not get a nonprofit very far, as the social media space is increasingly saturated with similar, competin...

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How to use Hootsuite - Applying for your non-profit discount HOW TO USE HOOTSUITE - APPLYING FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT DISCOUNT

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Dec 03, 2019

If you’re new to Hootsuite then check out this online tutorial, which has a step by step guide on how to use Hootsuite for beginners. This video covers how to apply for your non-profit discount.

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Lack of Administrative Support Is an Obstacle to Nonprofit Growth LACK OF ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT IS AN OBSTACLE TO NONPROFIT GROWTH

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Dec 03, 2019

Nonprofit organizations are consistently understaffed. One area of significant impact is the lack of administrative support, often leaving nonprofits to buckle under the weight of the workload. Virtual administrative assistants present a cost-effective solution to help nonprofit organizations meet t...

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Creating a Marketing Segmentation Strategy That Drives Results for Nonprofits CREATING A MARKETING SEGMENTATION STRATEGY THAT DRIVES RESULTS FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 02, 2019

With often limited budgets and the obligation to use donor money as efficiently as possible, nonprofit marketers have immense pressure to drive the right marketing strategy. An audience-first planning approach is key, and audience segmentation is a huge component of that. Segmentation, as any good m...

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TechBridge Nashville Nonprofit Technology Summit Recap TECHBRIDGE NASHVILLE NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT RECAP

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Dec 02, 2019

Recap of the 2019 Nashville Nonprofit Technology Summit hosted by TechBridge Tennessee.

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7 Strategies to Power Your Year-End Fundraising 7 STRATEGIES TO POWER YOUR YEAR-END FUNDRAISING

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Dec 01, 2019

The final two months of the year are a vital time for nonprofits to reach their fundraising goals. Not only do these months hold the biggest fundraising day of the year for nonprofits (Giving Tuesday), but this trend of increased giving continues through December with one-third of all annual giving ...

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5 Steps To Selecting A Donor Management System Everyone Can Do 5 STEPS TO SELECTING A DONOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM EVERYONE CAN DO

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Nov 29, 2019

Every single nonprofit that engages in fundraising will, at some point, face the task of selecting the best Donor Management/CRM System for the organization. This task does NOT need to be daunting! After all, we are living in an age where more information than we will ever need is literally a few ke...

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Nonprofit Credit Card Processing: Everything You Need to Know NONPROFIT CREDIT CARD PROCESSING: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Nov 28, 2019

She had been charged with finding a way to increase donations for her local theatre’s upcoming gala, and was quickly becoming frustrated by how resistant many of her coworkers were to the idea of processing credit cards. They were used to collecting payments at the door and asking for donation...

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Use Facebook to Raise Serious Money This Holiday Season (or Year-round) USE FACEBOOK TO RAISE SERIOUS MONEY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON (OR YEAR-ROUND)

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Nov 27, 2019

I know many people have written off social media as a form of fundraising revenue. But you would be hugely mistaken to skip Facebook. Fundraising online is challenging. Until late 2016, fundraising through social media was next to impossible for most nonprofits. That’s changed. Facebook fundra...

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Nonprofit Success Secrets from Master Entrepreneurs NONPROFIT SUCCESS SECRETS FROM MASTER ENTREPRENEURS

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Nov 27, 2019

Starting a nonprofit is hard. Running a successful nonprofit is a monumental undertaking that requires immense effort, passion, and skill. You can want to make our world a better place, have a brilliant idea for doing so, work your face off for your nonprofit… and fail miserably. The nonprofi...

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Salesforce Fundraising Campaigns: 4 Ideas and Examples SALESFORCE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS: 4 IDEAS AND EXAMPLES

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Nov 26, 2019

If your nonprofit has conducted research about CRM software, you've probably come across Salesforce. Salesforce is the world's leading CRM for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. It's designed to be applicable to any organization because it is completely customizable. You can mo...

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Know the Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Advisory Board? KNOW THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A NONPROFIT ADVISORY BOARD?

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Nov 26, 2019

Serving on a nonprofit advisory board is a tremendous responsibility, as well as an excellent opportunity to influence an organization. But what exactly does an advisory board do? How active must it be, and what responsibilities does it take on? Here’s what you need to know. At their core, all...

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TueWednesday Nonprofit Platform TUEWEDNESDAY NONPROFIT PLATFORM

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Nov 26, 2019

How do you add an extra day to your busy schedule as an Executive Director (ED) of a corganization.Consider that ED (founder or owner in some organizations) spends a lot of time coordinating everyone's efforts, communicating with stakeholders and judging overall progress. In essence, all of the ...

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Remarketing Rewards Nonprofits During the Holiday Season REMARKETING REWARDS NONPROFITS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON

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Nov 26, 2019

Learn why remarketing can significantly improve your bottom line this holiday season.

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The Secrets to Creating a Successful CRM Strategy THE SECRETS TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CRM STRATEGY

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Nov 26, 2019

Our dedicated team has delivered digital projects to over 100 customers in the charity and membership sector. Throughout these projects, as well as dedicated events, roundtables and partnerships, we have learnt a lot about what makes a successful CRM strategy. As part of our commitment to non-profit...

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Four Ways Nonprofits Can Use Salesforce Community Cloud FOUR WAYS NONPROFITS CAN USE SALESFORCE COMMUNITY CLOUD

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Nov 25, 2019

If you've ever used the Power of Us Hub, you've experienced a Salesforce Community. Salesforce Community Cloud was originally built to connect companies with customers, employees, or partners. The basic idea is that Communities can give external users deeper access to your company’s re...

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7 Secrets to a Successful Year-end Fundraising Letter 7 SECRETS TO A SUCCESSFUL YEAR-END FUNDRAISING LETTER

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Nov 25, 2019

Do you ever wish you could send a year-end fundraising letter to existing donors that says: “Hi friend. It’s that time of year. This is your reminder to give. Please give again this year.” If only it were that easy! Unfortunately, the “just-send-money” approach doesn&rs...

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Connect to Better Impact with Salesforce.org Nonprofit Cloud CONNECT TO BETTER IMPACT WITH SALESFORCE.ORG NONPROFIT CLOUD

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Nov 25, 2019

The nonprofit world has always been about people. At Salesforce, our commitment to the nonprofit sector remains strong, with investments in fundraising, program management, and engagement features and products geared towards people-centric processes. Learn more about how Salesforce is putting the &q...

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13 Innovative Online Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits & Charities 13 INNOVATIVE ONLINE FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS & CHARITIES

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Nov 25, 2019

Online fundraising is one of the most popular ways for nonprofits to raise money. With the majority of daily activities taking place over the web, it’s no surprise that we’ve also observed a rise in virtual fundraising. According to the M+R Benchmarks study, online giving increased 23% f...

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12 Easy Ways to Boost Year-End Fundraising 12 EASY WAYS TO BOOST YEAR-END FUNDRAISING

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Nov 24, 2019

For most nonprofit organizations, year-end fundraising is make or break. According to Charity Navigator, nearly one third of the year’s giving happens in December. In fact, twelve percent of annual giving comes in the final three days of the year. No matter how big or small your organization, ...

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How Many Jars Will You Collect? #1 Social Fundraiser & Charity App HOW MANY JARS WILL YOU COLLECT? #1 SOCIAL FUNDRAISER & CHARITY APP

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Nov 23, 2019

The #1 goal-setting and fundraiser/charity platform ties personal improvement to social giving for better communities. Free Setup & App Download. Donate on a daily basis in a fun, easy and meaningful way for all ages and to all organizations & charities . Start multiple events in minutes.

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Journey Through The Charitable Landscape JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHARITABLE LANDSCAPE

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Nov 22, 2019

The charitable landscape can be difficult to navigate. This infographic covers the fundamentals.

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Giving Tuesday: 5 Ideas to Create a Great Fundraising Page GIVING TUESDAY: 5 IDEAS TO CREATE A GREAT FUNDRAISING PAGE

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Nov 22, 2019

With Giving Tuesday just around the corner, many nonprofits are reviewing their fundraising strategy for the expected influx of giving. One area that shouldn’t be overlooked is your nonprofit website. Your organization’s website has unmatched fundraising potential for everything from onl...

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The Savvy Nonprofit’s Guide to Staying Ahead of Giving Trends THE SAVVY NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO STAYING AHEAD OF GIVING TRENDS

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Nov 22, 2019

There’s no shortage of fundraising statistics and benchmarks out there. And if you’re a small nonprofit with limited resources, some of those stats are pretty concerning – for example, Giving USA’s most recent annual report reveals that overall giving is down 1.7%. Individual...

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How does CCPA affect nonprofits? We asked an expert HOW DOES CCPA AFFECT NONPROFITS? WE ASKED AN EXPERT

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Nov 21, 2019

If you’re a U.S.-based nonprofit, you have likely heard of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). Maybe you’ve even kept tabs on the latest changes to the CCPA. However, according to a recent poll conducted by the Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association (DMFA) and The Nonprofit All...

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Content Marketing for Nonprofits: The Easy Way! CONTENT MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS: THE EASY WAY!

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Nov 21, 2019

When it comes to content marketing, nonprofits have an advantage over companies. Meaning, content marketing is the sharing of your materials online, but not in a way that explicitly promotes your work. So, nonprofits can spend a lot of time sharing their stories, capturing emotions and interesting t...

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Cause Marketing Compliance: What Businesses and Nonprofits Should Know CAUSE MARKETING COMPLIANCE: WHAT BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS SHOULD KNOW

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Nov 21, 2019

Considering cause marketing? Whether you’re a business that wants to support a worthy cause or a nonprofit that wants to amplify your fundraising efforts, this white paper will help you forge a sustainable, compliant cause marketing partnership.

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Fundraising Tools You Should be Using to Increase Revenue FUNDRAISING TOOLS YOU SHOULD BE USING TO INCREASE REVENUE

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Nov 21, 2019

Fundraising comes with a lot of uncertainty in the nonprofit world. Often, it’s hard to know where to start. Getting started is only half the battle—it can be even more challenging to increase the revenue that you’re receiving. What you might not know is that several fundraising to...

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3 Questions That Will Help You in Hiring the Right Nonprofit Consultant 3 QUESTIONS THAT WILL HELP YOU IN HIRING THE RIGHT NONPROFIT CONSULTANT

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Nov 20, 2019

Over my eleven years of consulting, I have unfortunately had to step in to fix the mess that occurred on a previous consultant’s watch. Some of the messes occurred after the consultant got a little too creative and advised a risky strategy outside generally accepted practice. In other cases, t...

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Giving Tuesday Ideas to Engage Your Nonprofit Board GIVING TUESDAY IDEAS TO ENGAGE YOUR NONPROFIT BOARD

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Nov 20, 2019

We're close, again, to another Giving Tuesday event. Year-end and holiday fundraising, including Giving Tuesday, are exciting times for nonprofits. Your donors and supporters feel the holiday spirit, and that means there's a lot of generosity going around. But there's one group that you ...

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Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Content Marketing ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NONPROFIT CONTENT MARKETING

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Nov 19, 2019

Another widely cited definition of content marketing (published both by HubSpot and the Content Marketing Institute) is: “a strategic marketing and business process focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience,...

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5 Matching Gift Marketing Tips With Real-World Examples 5 MATCHING GIFT MARKETING TIPS WITH REAL-WORLD EXAMPLES

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Nov 18, 2019

Marketing matching gifts can sometimes be a lower priority for many nonprofits. The reasons for this include not having the: Time or resources to pursue gift matches from donors Personnel available to perform outreach, or not Understanding of the immense value matching gifts can offer in nonprofit f...

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Today’s Nonprofit Multi-Channel Fundraising Tech Trends TODAY’S NONPROFIT MULTI-CHANNEL FUNDRAISING TECH TRENDS

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Nov 18, 2019

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to visit many of the world’s largest nonprofits. I tell myself it’s probably because of my award-winning e-book on Direct Mail & Omni Channel Marketing, but the reality is probably just because nonprofits are all looking to modernize...

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Giveaway Ideas for Nonprofits GIVEAWAY IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 18, 2019

Giveaways are a great way to connect with your donor base and we have some ideas to help you.

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3 Critical Elements of Responsive Fundraising 3 CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF RESPONSIVE FUNDRAISING

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Nov 18, 2019

Adopting change can be hard for any organization. It’s particularly difficult for nonprofits, who need to juggle multiple stakeholders at once. But it’s not impossible — and, in fact, it gets easier when you know exactly what to expect. Integrating responsive fundraising strategies...

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4 Ways Marketing Automation Makes Responsive Fundraising Possible 4 WAYS MARKETING AUTOMATION MAKES RESPONSIVE FUNDRAISING POSSIBLE

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Nov 16, 2019

Nonprofits interested in using The Responsive Framework to improve fundraising and donor relationships can start right away. There are no prerequisites for responding to your donors’ signals in a meaningful way. However, to do it at scale with hundreds of thousands of individuals, it’s b...

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2020 Digital Marketing Trends for Nonprofits 2020 DIGITAL MARKETING TRENDS FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 15, 2019

We're giving you three 2020 digital marketing trends for your nonprofit.

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: What You Should Know and a Quick-Start Guide PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING: WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW AND A QUICK-START GUIDE

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Nov 15, 2019

Peer-to-Peer fundraising is one of the fastest-growing forms of crowdfunding in the nonprofit world! Nonprofits who start Peer-to-Peer (P2P) fundraising campaigns can raise money, expand their donor base, and mobilize their current network of supporters all at once! There are many reasons you should...

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How to Create a Nonprofit Website That Inspires People to Action HOW TO CREATE A NONPROFIT WEBSITE THAT INSPIRES PEOPLE TO ACTION

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Nov 15, 2019

Your nonprofit website is the digital home of your organization, meaning it’s one of the most important ways that new supporters, donors and members can learn about your mission. So, how do you create a website that acts powerfully as a communication hub to draw your members together and help ...

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Web Accessibility: 6 Tips to Make Your Nonprofit Website WCAG Compliant WEB ACCESSIBILITY: 6 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NONPROFIT WEBSITE WCAG COMPLIANT

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Nov 14, 2019

Web accessibility is a growing initiative impacting websites in all industries. Particularly for nonprofits who serve disadvantaged groups or people with disabilities, web accessibility should be a priority for your organization’s digital presence. Accessible websites are designed to work with...

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Reduce interruptions Boost productivity. REDUCE INTERRUPTIONS BOOST PRODUCTIVITY.

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Nov 13, 2019

99% of workers are distracted. This is the reality for more than 5,000 office workers around the world that we surveyed this year. More than a third of them are always or very often distracted. Download our eBook to learn more about what's really distracting your teams and what you can do to hel...

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That’s where we come in, with solutions that avert open office perils. Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That&rsqu...

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Grants for Nonprofits | SD Community Foundation GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS | SD COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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Nov 13, 2019

The South Dakota Community Foundation provides sources for grants to support nonprofits with funding throughout South Dakota. With the help of generous donors, nonprofits are able to make a positive impact on the lives of community members throughout the state.

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NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE CYCLES NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE CYCLES

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Nov 13, 2019

Well documented research shows that much like humans, organizations move through predictable life cycle stages and developmental milestones. A stage is a developmental period when characteristic and predictable patterns of behavior are present and particular tasks are accomplished. Applied to nonpro...

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5 Ideas for Promoting Your Nonprofit’s Event on Social Media 5 IDEAS FOR PROMOTING YOUR NONPROFIT’S EVENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Nov 13, 2019

No matter what kind of nonprofit you’re tasked with promoting, there’s a good chance that events will be an integral part of your public relations strategy. From fundraisers and volunteer fairs to galas and annual meetings, events are a great way to spread the mission of your nonprofit a...

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Using multi-channel marketing to boost your fundraising USING MULTI-CHANNEL MARKETING TO BOOST YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Nov 13, 2019

Multi-channel marketing (also known as omnichannel marketing) is a marketing tactic that is just how it sounds—a way to spread your message using multiple channels and tactics to reach audiences where they are most apt to receive your information. With all of the channel options available now ...

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TIPS ON CREATING INFOGRAPHICS FOR NONPROFITS TIPS ON CREATING INFOGRAPHICS FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 12, 2019

Infographics are a great way for nonprofits to share insights about their work on their websites, blogs, annual reports, brochures and social media channels. A good infographic not only conveys information, but also tells a story. Write down the primary message that you want to communicate through y...

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THE DATA DIALOGUE: THE NONPROFIT SECTOR – FUELING OUR COMMUNITIES THE DATA DIALOGUE: THE NONPROFIT SECTOR – FUELING OUR COMMUNITIES

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Nov 12, 2019

United Way of East Central Iowa (UWECI) has been a champion of the nonprofit sector for 105 years. UWECI funded nonprofit partners reported serving more than 80,000 individuals in 2018 alone. These organizations are a small fraction of the 400 total nonprofits (registered 501(c)(3)s) that employ ove...

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5 Big Facts That Fundraisers Ignore at Year-End (That Got Me Fired) 5 BIG FACTS THAT FUNDRAISERS IGNORE AT YEAR-END (THAT GOT ME FIRED)

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Nov 12, 2019

For all of the content available to us this time of year, all the how-to guides and webinars about #GivingTuesday and year-end giving, none of them generally address the most important planning element to an effective fundraising campaign: A financial goal. Beyond the obvious, a goal aligns resource...

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What Nonprofits Need to Know About Data Flow WHAT NONPROFITS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DATA FLOW

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Nov 12, 2019

Getting a clear picture of how your nonprofit organization interacts with its participants is vital to the success of your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns and events. To get that full and complete picture, it’s important to understand how your peer-to-peer fundraising software platform shar...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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5 Social Media Tips for Your Giving Tuesday Campaign 5 SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR YOUR GIVING TUESDAY CAMPAIGN

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Nov 11, 2019

As a global giving movement that started from a hashtag, it makes sense that Giving Tuesday garners a massive amount of its attention and activity on social media. Just how massive? In 2018, the hashtag #GivingTuesday saw 14.2 billion social media impressions around the world. Since social media is ...

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Nonprofit Board Treasurer: More Than a Bookkeeper NONPROFIT BOARD TREASURER: MORE THAN A BOOKKEEPER

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Nov 11, 2019

Taking up the mantle of “board treasurer” is about far more than just tracking the budget. The nonprofit board treasurer role is a demanding and engaging one, with a lot of responsibility and opportunity to effect change. A board treasurer has to be a highly trustworthy individual, as th...

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How Responsive Fundraising Improves Your Dependency Quotient HOW RESPONSIVE FUNDRAISING IMPROVES YOUR DEPENDENCY QUOTIENT

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Nov 11, 2019

Data is one of the most valuable assets for your nonprofit. Behavior data, conversion data and contact data can all be used to understand both your health as an organization as well the impact you’re making on the cause you care most about.  Perhaps the most interesting thing—and ma...

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Nonprofits: A Mission of Service NONPROFITS: A MISSION OF SERVICE

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Nov 10, 2019

The drive to create a nonprofit organization often comes from a place of passion and is often profoundly personal. The efforts required to make that passion a reality, though, are quite practical, requiring attention to detail and a good deal of paperwork. Just as you’re passionate about your ...

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How to Engage Board Members in Fundraising HOW TO ENGAGE BOARD MEMBERS IN FUNDRAISING

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Nov 08, 2019

If you’ve been in the nonprofit sector for at least a couple of years, then you understand many board members don’t like to raise money. But, while it might make things challenging, it is understandable. In other words, most people don’t feel comfortable asking friends, colleagues,...

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How to use Non-Profit and Charity Fundraising SaaS Products HOW TO USE NON-PROFIT AND CHARITY FUNDRAISING SAAS PRODUCTS

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Nov 07, 2019

Do you need a solution for your Non-Profit or Charity fundraising company? There are several SaaS solutions that you can use that will allow you to create a fully white labeled Charity or Non-Profit fundraising site.

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The Top 2 Nonprofit Growth Inhibitors That Stop You From Fundraising THE TOP 2 NONPROFIT GROWTH INHIBITORS THAT STOP YOU FROM FUNDRAISING

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Nov 07, 2019

That was the first question on a survey I conducted before I spoke at a workshop for nonprofit Executive Directors earlier this year. I wasn’t surprised by the answers — they were the same things I hear from leaders all over the country running big and small organizations.

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Peer-to-Peer Success A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER SUCCESS

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Nov 07, 2019

Peer-to-peer fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money. The reason is simple: People like to support known causes that their friends and family already support. So if you haven’t had the chance to get your current donors involved in reaching out to people they know, now may be the tim...

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How A Donor Journey Map Improves Responsive Fundraising HOW A DONOR JOURNEY MAP IMPROVES RESPONSIVE FUNDRAISING

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Nov 07, 2019

As we look towards the end of the year, many fundraisers are focused on how to bring in more donations from their donors. While year-end fundraising is critical to your success, the work doesn’t end on December 31. You also need a plan for how you’ll build deeper connections with each ne...

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8 Growth Tools for Nonprofits Looking to Elevate Their Marketing 8 GROWTH TOOLS FOR NONPROFITS LOOKING TO ELEVATE THEIR MARKETING

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Nov 06, 2019

Is your nonprofit on the rise? As your organization spreads its wings, make sure your marketing efforts can keep up with technology that helps you make better decisions, reach more people and keep campaigns on track. Think beyond the basics with growth tools that will take your communications to the...

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NetSuite ERP for Non-Profit: GURUS Solutions Helps Scale Up Operations for Opportunity Fund NETSUITE ERP FOR NON-PROFIT: GURUS SOLUTIONS HELPS SCALE UP OPERATIONS FOR OPPORTUNITY FUND

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Nov 05, 2019

Opportunity Fund, a leading non-profit organization (based out of San Jose, California) is able to help more entrepreneurs across the U.S. with the support of Oracle NetSuite ERP and the guidance of GURUS Solutions' dynamic professional team.

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How to Create Nonprofit Content Marketing Strategies Using Donor Signals HOW TO CREATE NONPROFIT CONTENT MARKETING STRATEGIES USING DONOR SIGNALS

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Nov 05, 2019

Nonprofit content marketing is a powerful way to find new potential donors and bring them closer to your cause. It gives you the freedom to frame your cause in ways that will drive people to take action. But, only if you do it right. Many nonprofits use content marketing simply to tell the same stor...

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Professional Case Management Software: Streamlining Workflow in Nonprofits PROFESSIONAL CASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE: STREAMLINING WORKFLOW IN NONPROFITS

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Nov 04, 2019

Nonprofits are unique undertakings driven by altruistic leaders who share a goal of promoting change within a community. As such, you would expect leadership in a nonprofit to be relatively different from that of a for-profit business. And that is true, to a large extent, leadership in a nonprofit o...

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Marketing Automation 101 for Nonprofits MARKETING AUTOMATION 101 FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 04, 2019

Did you know 76% of customers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations, and 59% say personalized engagement based on past interactions is very important? Customer expectations are higher than ever, and marketers are trying to fulfill those expectations. But what does this have tha...

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5 ways to use a smartphone for fundraising 5 WAYS TO USE A SMARTPHONE FOR FUNDRAISING

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Nov 04, 2019

Smartphones are the key to the future of marketing. And like it or not, marketing is an important part of the day to day functions of most nonprofits. Marketing drives donations, which drives what nonprofits are able to accomplish. As smartphones become more and more important to the marketing scene...

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Leverage Nonprofit Awareness Month this November LEVERAGE NONPROFIT AWARENESS MONTH THIS NOVEMBER

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Nov 04, 2019

It seems like there’s a day for every interest and cause! Whether it’s cancer, diabetes, homelessness, hunger or housing, there’s a period of time devoted to focusing on that cause. While not every observance is relevant to your specific cause, there can be real value in leveraging...

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10 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Ideas to Supercharge Your Campaign 10 PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING IDEAS TO SUPERCHARGE YOUR CAMPAIGN

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Nov 04, 2019

Each year we host a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign called #ClassyGives, now in its third year. In past years, we’ve fundraised for buildOn and Days for Girls International and in both campaigns, we exceeded our goal. This year, we set out to raise $50,000 for Grassroots Soccer International...

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Supporting a Local Nonprofit - Real Estate Fintech Company SUPPORTING A LOCAL NONPROFIT - REAL ESTATE FINTECH COMPANY

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Nov 01, 2019

Three Boston-based Real Estate Fintech companies teamed up to support local non-profit, Heading Home, help a family make the transition from a shelter to permanent, supportive housing. This video chronicles the reveal and the move-in day for the family.

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5 Creative Fundraising Methods for New Nonprofit Board Members 5 CREATIVE FUNDRAISING METHODS FOR NEW NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS

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Oct 31, 2019

If you’ve just been granted a position on a nonprofit board, you probably want to hit the ground running. A great deal of being a nonprofit board member lies in fundraising. Not only do you have to be comfortable putting yourself out there, but you also need to be creative. When it comes to cr...

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Tips for optimizing your nonprofit website TIPS FOR OPTIMIZING YOUR NONPROFIT WEBSITE

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Oct 31, 2019

Online tools can help you raise funds and drive traffic to a landing page that solicits donations, but you must design your site to funnel that traffic in the right direction.

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Charity & Non-Profit Demo Video CHARITY & NON-PROFIT DEMO VIDEO

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Oct 31, 2019

HeroHub is a charitable ecosystem that creates a greater social impact, by connecting individuals with charities, non-profits, and their opportunities with 5 INNOVATIVE tools.

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Website Optimization Tips to Help Nonprofits Increase Online Donations During the Season of Giving WEBSITE OPTIMIZATION TIPS TO HELP NONPROFITS INCREASE ONLINE DONATIONS DURING THE SEASON OF GIVING

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Oct 31, 2019

While the tips in this article are geared towards nonprofits, the strategies outlined can be used by everyone from ecommerce businesses to SaaS companies, education sites, and more. As November and the holiday season approaches, we naturally think about spending quality time with our family, friends...

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How to overcome the challenge of attracting talent to non-profits HOW TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGE OF ATTRACTING TALENT TO NON-PROFITS

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Oct 31, 2019

Attracting and retaining skilled workers is a difficult hurdle for any company to get over. However, for non-profits, this is particularly challenging. With fierce competition from well-known private firms, it’s becoming increasingly tough for charities to stand out. Because of this, organisat...

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San Diego Humane Society: Increasing Impact with Blackbaud’s Cloud Solution for Nonprofits SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY: INCREASING IMPACT WITH BLACKBAUD’S CLOUD SOLUTION FOR NONPROFITS

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Oct 30, 2019

Jennifer Grantham, senior director of annual giving at San Diego Humane Society (SDHS), discusses why her organization’s partnership with Blackbaud is so critical to its mission. SDHS uses the Cloud Solution for Nonprofits for everything from financial reporting to stewarding monthly donors.

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7 simple (yet powerful) email marketing ideas for local nonprofits 7 SIMPLE (YET POWERFUL) EMAIL MARKETING IDEAS FOR LOCAL NONPROFITS

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Oct 29, 2019

Email marketing is a proven way for your local nonprofit organizations to engage your audience, spread your message and motivate donations. However, if you’re like many small nonprofits, you don’t have the time or budget to create a lot of content or design beautiful email graphics. With...

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CenterPoint Energy Power Tools for Nonprofits Conference CENTERPOINT ENERGY POWER TOOLS FOR NONPROFITS CONFERENCE

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Oct 28, 2019

Calling all nonprofits - join us for our annual Power Tools community conference where experts from various fields share their knowledge and insights specifically geared towards nonprofit organizations and their business challenges.

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Powerful Nonprofit Software To Address Your NGO POWERFUL NONPROFIT SOFTWARE TO ADDRESS YOUR NGO'S UNIQUE CHALLENGES

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Oct 28, 2019

Managing a nonprofit organization has its own unique challenges. Aside from the extra layers of compliance and accountability, non-profits don't have customers or sell products or services in the strictest sense. Rather, they do have donors and voluntary projects which require careful administra...

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The Nonprofit Founder Who Regenerates THE NONPROFIT FOUNDER WHO REGENERATES

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Oct 28, 2019

Normally on our blog, we give you tips for how to handle situations and make improvements. But this is a paranormal blog. And our mission is simply to bring you true, bone-chilling tales of Founderitis—think of them as “Urban Legends from the nonprofit world.”

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Starting a Nonprofit: What Every Founder Should Know STARTING A NONPROFIT: WHAT EVERY FOUNDER SHOULD KNOW

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Oct 28, 2019

Starting a nonprofit is an excellent way for you to give back to others. But, unlike for-profit businesses, nonprofits have special obligations. Because of the tax-exempt status of charity groups, federal and state governments require more from them. Thus, if you're seeking to start a nonprofit ...

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Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) | Ultimate Guide SALESFORCE NONPROFIT SUCCESS PACK (NPSP) | ULTIMATE GUIDE

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Oct 28, 2019

Salesforce is a powerful constituent relationship management (CRM) solution. There’s a reason it’s one of the most commonly used for organizations of all types: it’s completely customizable For-profits can use it to track sales leads, clients, and marketing initiatives. Meanwhile, ...

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5 Easy Ways To Maximize Your Fundraising On Facebook 5 EASY WAYS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING ON FACEBOOK

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Oct 27, 2019

Social media is a central part of our culture. Most people are on at least one platform, and Facebook is the most popular social media platform, followed by YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. Social media is also transforming the way individuals and nonprofits network and fundraise. Facebook users don...

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5 Tips For End-of-Year Charity Fundraising Campaigns 5 TIPS FOR END-OF-YEAR CHARITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

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Oct 25, 2019

Sending the right amount of emails at the right time and analyzing the impact is just the start. US donors are the most generous in December and making sure your nonprofit is doing all the little fundraising things right can lead to a big difference in dollars.

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6 Ways to Raise More with Facebook Fundraisers 6 WAYS TO RAISE MORE WITH FACEBOOK FUNDRAISERS

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Oct 25, 2019

Facebook Fundraisers are a relatively new fundraising tool, but they’re already driving a major boost in revenue for some nonprofit organizations. The 2019 M+R Benchmarks Report observed that for certain nonprofit sectors the impact has been “dramatic,” and for health nonprofits, i...

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Mark Santiago on Facebook Advertising for Nonprofits MARK SANTIAGO ON FACEBOOK ADVERTISING FOR NONPROFITS

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Oct 25, 2019

We had the pleasure of speaking to Mark Santiago, entrepreneur and founder of Converge Digital, about facebook advertising for nonprofits. He explained the best advertising strategies for your organization, how to leverage micro-conversions to improve generosity and the importance of donor funnels.

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Five Ideas for Nonprofits to Gain Free Media from Corporate Volunteerism FIVE IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS TO GAIN FREE MEDIA FROM CORPORATE VOLUNTEERISM

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Oct 24, 2019

More and more, society is demanding that companies become purpose-driven. Corporations are not only competing for customers but also for employees and the public’s favor. Nonprofits should capitalize on businesses being a force for good by establishing a strategic corporate volunteer program. ...

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Why Nonprofits Are More Vulnerable to Fraud Than For-Profit Businesses WHY NONPROFITS ARE MORE VULNERABLE TO FRAUD THAN FOR-PROFIT BUSINESSES

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Oct 24, 2019

If somebody builds it, somebody else will find a way to break it. That seems to be the pattern, anyway. It’s something we expect and have even learned to apologize away when it comes to organizations with a profit motive. But what about nonprofit organizations? Just how fraudulent — or v...

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6 email marketing tips to boost your nonprofit 6 EMAIL MARKETING TIPS TO BOOST YOUR NONPROFIT

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Oct 23, 2019

From an outsider’s point of view, it may seem like marketers in a nonprofit organization have it easy—or at least easier. They have a loyal following, a pool of donors, and a consistent campaign. However, the reality is that nonprofit marketers go through the same daily tasks of building...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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5 Giving Tuesday Strategies To Grow Your Fundraising 5 GIVING TUESDAY STRATEGIES TO GROW YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Oct 23, 2019

Giving Tuesday, the global movement dedicated to giving and volunteering, unites charities, individuals and businesses under common causes making it an important part of every Non-profit's end-of-year strategy. To get the most out of your holiday fundraising, it’s important to start the se...

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Digital Fundraising: 9 Common Mistakes to Fix Yesterday DIGITAL FUNDRAISING: 9 COMMON MISTAKES TO FIX YESTERDAY

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Oct 23, 2019

Why aren’t more people supporting your nonprofit? What are you doing wrong? If you’re forgetting about digital fundraising and the best practices you should follow to get online donations, there’s your answer. Digital fundraising isn’t exactly new, but it’s growing in p...

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25 Creative Winter Fundraising Ideas 25 CREATIVE WINTER FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Oct 23, 2019

An estimated 30% of giving occurs in the month of December, and 10% takes place during the last three days of the year alone. To ensure your organization makes the most of this charitable window, we’ve assembled a list of our favorite winter fundraising ideas.

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4 Strategies for Growing Your P2P Fundraising Campaigns 4 STRATEGIES FOR GROWING YOUR P2P FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

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Oct 23, 2019

Peer-to-peer fundraising helps your nonprofit reach new donors, engage your current supporters and increase giving without a substantial lift from your employees. It activates donors and brings them closer to the work you’re doing. But, without a plan for how to identify the right donors for y...

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Navigating the Wild World of Nonprofit Management NAVIGATING THE WILD WORLD OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

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Oct 22, 2019

The Institute for Human Services, Inc. in Bath NY specializes in helping member nonprofit organizations better communicate, collaborate and build capacity through its wide array of services.

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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The Marketing Anatomy of a Growing Nonprofit Online Course THE MARKETING ANATOMY OF A GROWING NONPROFIT ONLINE COURSE

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Oct 22, 2019

In this course, you will go from feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how to do storytelling, marketing, and fundraising for your nonprofit to feeling prepared and confident.

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How to Calculate ROI for Your Fundraising Event HOW TO CALCULATE ROI FOR YOUR FUNDRAISING EVENT

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Oct 22, 2019

You did it! Your fundraising event is over, you raised thousands of dollars and everyone who attended keeps raving that it was a complete success. Here’s the thing, though: a well-run event and happy attendees aren’t a true measure of success when it comes to fundraising. That’s wh...

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How to build awesome email blast templates for your nonprofit HOW TO BUILD AWESOME EMAIL BLAST TEMPLATES FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Oct 22, 2019

Peter, from the Sales team, walks us through the creation of beautiful email blast templates using Keela's marketing tools.

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Digital Skills for Nonprofits Infographic DIGITAL SKILLS FOR NONPROFITS INFOGRAPHIC

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Oct 21, 2019

In today's Increasingly digital world, nonprofit organizations can no longer get by witti just a website and a Facebook page. Your team must possess key digital skills that can help your cause stand out while you build and strengthen donor relationships in order to propel your mission forward! F...

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Outcome Metrics: Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World OUTCOME METRICS: MEASURING WHAT MATTERS IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD

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Oct 21, 2019

Amid increasing demand for transparency and accountability, today’s nonprofits are seeking ways to both produce and to demonstrate successful outcomes. Heightened expectations and heightened scrutiny come from several sources—including ever more-engaged funders looking for financial mana...

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Why Should Nonprofits Care about Experience? WHY SHOULD NONPROFITS CARE ABOUT EXPERIENCE?

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Oct 21, 2019

Donors are consumers. That’s pretty obvious, right? The same person who gives to her local food bank can also have a phone charger delivered within a couple hours of ordering. She doesn't have to choose what show to watch because her streaming service knows just what British police drama s...

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Amberly 5K Supports Horse and Buddy Nonprofit AMBERLY 5K SUPPORTS HORSE AND BUDDY NONPROFIT

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Oct 21, 2019

It was a beautiful day for the Amberly 5K that supported the work of Horse and Buddy. Hear from Janet Mason about the work of this nonprofit and from Tanvi, a Wake County Public School System student who volunteers for events. Fit & Able Productions, Inc. is proud to support this event that help...

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5 Fundraising Trends for 2020 and Beyond 5 FUNDRAISING TRENDS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

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Oct 21, 2019

If it seems like we’ve been talking about 2020 for decades, it’s because we have been. Over the last century, futurists and experts in nearly every field have made some kind of declarative prediction for 2020 and what the world would be like when it finally arrived. While someone traveli...

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Proven Tips for Every Stage in Your Nonprofit’s Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Journey PROVEN TIPS FOR EVERY STAGE IN YOUR NONPROFIT’S PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING JOURNEY

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Oct 18, 2019

It can take a lot of work for a nonprofit to pull off a great peer-to-peer fundraising campaign or event. And the truth is that not everyone is in the same place. You may be just getting started, or you may be looking to take your peer-to-peer program to the next level. But no matter where you are i...

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6 Nonprofit Website Best Practices to Improve Your Homepage 6 NONPROFIT WEBSITE BEST PRACTICES TO IMPROVE YOUR HOMEPAGE

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Oct 17, 2019

Any organization with a website will tell you, the most important page on your website is your homepage. Why is it so important? Your nonprofit’s homepage is often the first impression that a potential donor or volunteer gets of your organization. Most new site visitors come in through your ho...

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Non-Profit Debt Relief Vs For-Profit Debt Relief NON-PROFIT DEBT RELIEF VS FOR-PROFIT DEBT RELIEF

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Oct 17, 2019

What is the difference between a non-profit debt relief company or a for-profit debt relief company? Non-profit debt relief is mostly known as credit and debt counseling. These agents help people manage their debt, income, and expenses. These companies are free of charge. However, they can be limite...

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Microsoft 365 Business: Equipping Your Nonprofit with The Right Technology MICROSOFT 365 BUSINESS: EQUIPPING YOUR NONPROFIT WITH THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 17, 2019

Last month, we wrote about the launch of Microsoft 365 business for nonprofits and registered charities, and how this new licensing is not only free for up to 10 users, but that it brings together the best-in-class productivity of Office 365 with advanced security and device management capabilities ...

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What You Need To Know To Start A Nonprofit WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO START A NONPROFIT

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Oct 16, 2019

You’ve decided to start a nonprofit. That’s fantastic! There are so many needs and injustices in the world just waiting to be addressed. Whether your mission is to improve your local community or address national or international issues, the world needs champions like you. Operating a no...

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3 Strategic Nonprofit Planning Processes 3 STRATEGIC NONPROFIT PLANNING PROCESSES

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Oct 16, 2019

Nonprofit leaders can employ the strategic planning process to keep the organization focused on its mission and goals. Strategic plans can be helpful in anticipating and responding to changes, building consensus within the organization, and keeping the operations of the nonprofit aligned with its mi...

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Tips To Hit And Exceed Your NonProfit Fundraising Goals In 2020 TIPS TO HIT AND EXCEED YOUR NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING GOALS IN 2020

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Oct 16, 2019

Fundraising campaigns require a lot of energy from a lot of people to be a success. People need to understand the urgency of the cause. Some must be made to care. Donors want to feel like they’re making a difference in the world, and it is the fundraising campaign’s responsibility to hel...

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Funding Nonprofit Overhead For Direct and Indirect Costs FUNDING NONPROFIT OVERHEAD FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT COSTS

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Oct 16, 2019

Faced with limitations on direct and indirect cost recovery, funding nonprofit overhead can be challenging for nonprofits.

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5 Responsive Nonprofit Values Your Organization Needs 5 RESPONSIVE NONPROFIT VALUES YOUR ORGANIZATION NEEDS

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Oct 15, 2019

While the term “responsive nonprofit” may be new to you and your team, the characteristics are hopefully very familiar. The goal of adopting a responsive framework for fundraising and donor connections is not to abandon everything about your current organization. It’s the opposite ...

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BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING NONPROFIT CAPACITY WITH TECHNOLOGY BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING NONPROFIT CAPACITY WITH TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 14, 2019

The role of technology in society has never been more important. No matter what you dedicate your life to, technology helps you do it faster, smarter, and better. The same is true in the social sector. Today’s technology has had profound effects on how nonprofits and charitable organizations d...

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How A Clean Donor Database Improves Responsive Fundraising HOW A CLEAN DONOR DATABASE IMPROVES RESPONSIVE FUNDRAISING

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Oct 14, 2019

If you’re like a lot of development professionals, the state of your data isn’t your fault. You inherited a database from the people who came before you, who might have followed donor database best practices…or might not have. Perhaps you can trace the generations of development s...

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5 Ways To Become A Better Storyteller For Your Nonprofit 5 WAYS TO BECOME A BETTER STORYTELLER FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Oct 14, 2019

Today’s topic will provide tips for using storytelling as a means to spread awareness and reach your nonprofit goals.

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How to Use Social Media to Help Achieve Your Nonprofit’s Goals HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO HELP ACHIEVE YOUR NONPROFIT’S GOALS

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Oct 14, 2019

Your nonprofit is working toward a number of goals simultaneously. Making donors feel appreciated. Engaging volunteers. Increasing awareness of your organization. Fundraising for your latest campaign. The list goes on and on. Social media can (and should!) be one of the many tools your organization ...

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What is Google for Nonprofits? WHAT IS GOOGLE FOR NONPROFITS?

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Oct 11, 2019

Google for Nonprofits is a program to connect nonprofit organizations with the best of Google's product suite, all at no cost. In this video, learn how Google products like G Suite, Ad Grants, and YouTube can help your nonprofit organization increase your impact.

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6 Reasons Why Mobile Bidding Should Be A Staple Element In Your Fundraising Campaign 6 REASONS WHY MOBILE BIDDING SHOULD BE A STAPLE ELEMENT IN YOUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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Oct 11, 2019

Giving your supports the opportunity to participate in an online auction in aid of your incredible cause is a simple way to engage your database and attract new supporters! We have the stats to prove it, on average our bespoke online auctions get 253 bids! We know that fundraisers tend to wear many ...

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Fundraising Gamification: The Right and Wrong Time to Do It FUNDRAISING GAMIFICATION: THE RIGHT AND WRONG TIME TO DO IT

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Oct 11, 2019

When planning a fundraiser of any kind, your nonprofit has lots of options for maximizing your fundraising potential and boosting engagement. One important method is incorporating fundraising gamification into your strategy. Fundraising gamification is a method used to motivate supporters and move t...

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It’s Year-End Fundraising Time IT’S YEAR-END FUNDRAISING TIME

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Oct 10, 2019

It’s nearly 100 degrees in Nashville. That makes it difficult to accept that fall is here. But mid-summer temperatures in October do not change the fact that, for many nonprofits, it’s the final quarter of the fiscal year. In any case, it is the quarter of the year where most gifts are m...

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How to Choose the Right Platform for Social Media at End of Year HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PLATFORM FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AT END OF YEAR

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Oct 10, 2019

For a while, nonprofits only had to worry about posting on Facebook. Then it became a good idea to have a Twitter. Recently, Instagram has become indispensable to organizations getting the word out. And that’s not to mention Youtube, Snapchat, Twitch, LinkedIn, or Tik Tok. Or the brand new pla...

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Strategic Alignment Problem in Nonprofit Organizations STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT PROBLEM IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Oct 09, 2019

This video describes how nonprofit organizations align their vision, strategies, and actions by using some scientific management tools. ViStA Model is also introduced in the video as a Vectors Group solution.

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The ABC’s of Winning a Lapsed Donor Back THE ABC’S OF WINNING A LAPSED DONOR BACK

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Oct 09, 2019

Your organization received a donation from a donor once or twice but have not received anything this year. Some nonprofit professionals may say well that donor is gone, time to find a new one. Studies show that it costs less to retain, or re-engage, a lapsed donor, then it does to acquire a new dono...

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7-Day Marketing Plan for Your Giving Tuesday Campaign 7-DAY MARKETING PLAN FOR YOUR GIVING TUESDAY CAMPAIGN

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Oct 09, 2019

Your community won’t turn out to support your organization on Giving Tuesday if you don’t ask them to, and the week leading up to the giving day is the most important time for getting the word out. In those final seven days, it’s your job to keep your Giving Tuesday campaign top of...

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5 Reasons to Invest in Your Nonprofit Website 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN YOUR NONPROFIT WEBSITE

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Oct 08, 2019

Think of your website as a store. When you walk inside, you should feel safe and comfortable in a reputable establishment, one that’s well-maintained, provides a delightful, frictionless experience, and is responsive to the customer’s needs. Without these things, you won’t be spend...

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How to Get More People to Open Your Nonprofit Email HOW TO GET MORE PEOPLE TO OPEN YOUR NONPROFIT EMAIL

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Oct 08, 2019

Think about how you get more people to open a direct mail piece. It begins with the outer envelope. It really doesn’t matter what’s inside, if people aren’t moved to open the envelope. The same holds true with an email appeal. In this case, your email envelope is the subject line. ...

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The Role of the Board in Nonprofit Budget Making THE ROLE OF THE BOARD IN NONPROFIT BUDGET MAKING

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Oct 07, 2019

What is the role of the board of directors in the preparation of the nonprofit budget? That’s not an easy question to answer! In a large, well established nonprofit, the CEO and the CFO begin the process and bring a draft budget to the board for discussion and approval. However, in smaller non...

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5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh 5 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR FUNDRAISING STRATEGY FRESH

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Oct 07, 2019

If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the year-end rush, you’re in luck! With each new year comes improved technology and plenty of new ways to enhance your fundraising. Whether you’re planning t...

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Nonprofit Advocacy Examples: 5 Successful Strategies NONPROFIT ADVOCACY EXAMPLES: 5 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES

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Oct 04, 2019

Many nonprofit organizations use advocacy campaigns to effectively draw attention to their mission and cause real change.  Whether you are targeting legislators at any level of government, or CEOs and other decision-makers, advocacy campaigns can be an effective engagement activity that helps g...

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Capturing Attention During Year-End Fundraising CAPTURING ATTENTION DURING YEAR-END FUNDRAISING

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Oct 04, 2019

Each year-end fundraising season seems to get noisier than the last. With millions of nonprofits around the globe asking for donations on Giving Tuesday, throughout the holiday season, and in the last two days of December, it’s no wonder donors (and staff) have a bit of a fundraising hangover ...

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7 Ideas That Can Immediately Improve Your Fundraising 7 IDEAS THAT CAN IMMEDIATELY IMPROVE YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Oct 03, 2019

Let’s face it. We all know there is no “magic bullet” that can immediately improve your fundraising. Of course, it’s important to think about your long-term strategy and things like how to infuse the core of your nonprofit’s mission in all your communications. But you d...

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Influencer marketing ideas to support your nonprofit INFLUENCER MARKETING IDEAS TO SUPPORT YOUR NONPROFIT

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Oct 02, 2019

How many of us have seen a product or service marketed by a celebrity or YouTuber in the past month? Whether you noticed these promotions on your personal social media channels influencer marketing has gained momentum in the past few years and is a method that can work well for nonprofits. Through i...

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How to Build an Effective Nonprofit Board HOW TO BUILD AN EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT BOARD

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Oct 02, 2019

Serving on the board of a nonprofit can be a fulfilling experience, especially if the organization supports a cause dear to you. It’s a rewarding experience to serve on an efficient board when you know you’re making a difference for the organization and the mission the nonprofit supports...

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Are You Conducting Nonprofit Board Assessments? ARE YOU CONDUCTING NONPROFIT BOARD ASSESSMENTS?

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Oct 02, 2019

One common misconception about assessing nonprofit boards is that it must always be a formal, highly structured process. There’s a place for that, of course, but that’s not the only approach — nor is it always the best one. Kim Donahue, one of Boardable’s board members, sugge...

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How to Edit Your NonProfit Profile in the LWC RCC System HOW TO EDIT YOUR NONPROFIT PROFILE IN THE LWC RCC SYSTEM

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Oct 02, 2019

This video reviews with you how to sign in and edit your nonprofit profile within the LWC RCC system.

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How Linking Dollars to Outcomes Helps Nonprofits Succeed HOW LINKING DOLLARS TO OUTCOMES HELPS NONPROFITS SUCCEED

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Oct 01, 2019

Nonprofit supporters have been too concerned with looking at agency overhead—oftentimes missing the real picture—which are the results the organization has achieved both in the short and long run for its constituents. That's now changing. In this video, we examine the importance of o...

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Connecting Dollars to Outcomes How To Measure Outcomes That Deliver Mission Impact in Nonprofits CONNECTING DOLLARS TO OUTCOMES HOW TO MEASURE OUTCOMES THAT DELIVER MISSION IMPACT IN NONPROFITS

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Oct 01, 2019

When a 7.0 earthquake flattened Haiti in 2010, millions of donors rushed to help, funneling money to a large global humanitarian organization. Contributions climbed to half a billion dollars in one of the most successful online fundraising campaigns ever. But five years later, only six homes had bee...

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Stellar year-end fundraising strategies for busy nonprofit leaders STELLAR YEAR-END FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR BUSY NONPROFIT LEADERS

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Oct 01, 2019

Once the calendar hits October, year-end fundraising season is in full swing. It’s the best time of the year for nonprofit fundraisers because most people are thinking about those less fortunate and thinking about the charitable donations they want to make. In fact, half of nonprofits raise th...

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Nonprofit Mission Statement Examples NONPROFIT MISSION STATEMENT EXAMPLES

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Sep 30, 2019

Mission statements are at the direct center of nonprofits. They are bare-bones proclamations of why your organization exists. They are part of your branding, and just like your website, logo, and social media presence — they should be great. Similar to the other content on your website, your n...

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VOMO for Nonprofits VOMO FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 30, 2019

VOMO helps nonprofits easily recruit volunteers who feel strongly about their cause.

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Some of the Best Nonprofit Content Marketing Options SOME OF THE BEST NONPROFIT CONTENT MARKETING OPTIONS

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Sep 30, 2019

In Not Using Content Marketing Wisely? Your Nonprofit’s Leaving Money on the Table I defined ‘content marketing’ so you could better understand the centrality of this concept to the success of your overall fundraising and marketing communications strategy. We talked about how to cr...

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About the course: Nonprofit Customer Relationship Management with Salesforce ABOUT THE COURSE: NONPROFIT CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT WITH SALESFORCE

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Sep 28, 2019

Explore how to improve the operation of your tax-exempt organization using the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP), a leading cloud-based customer relationship manager for NGOs. The NPSP is designed to address the unique data management needs of your nonprofit, including volunteer, donation, an...

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Helping nonprofits and small businesses get on the right path: The Dot Org third quarter blog recap HELPING NONPROFITS AND SMALL BUSINESSES GET ON THE RIGHT PATH: THE DOT ORG THIRD QUARTER BLOG RECAP

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Sep 27, 2019

It is hard to believe we are wrapping up our third business quarter for the year. Over these past few weeks, we have evolved and grown as a team. We have added an administrative assistant (give a warm welcome to Meredith!), updated our website, started fully implementing inbound marketing software (...

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Pineapple Payments Nonprofit Solutions PINEAPPLE PAYMENTS NONPROFIT SOLUTIONS

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Sep 26, 2019

Nonprofits give a lot to the community. Yet, the friction caused by inconvenient donations makes it difficult for them to give back. Our nonprofit payment solutions solve that problem. Connect easier, collect easier.

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Nonprofit Executives and Artificial Intelligence: A Path to Co-Existence NONPROFIT EXECUTIVES AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A PATH TO CO-EXISTENCE

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Sep 26, 2019

I hope you're as excited about artificial intelligence in the philanthropic sector as I am. While I'm not saying that artificial intelligence is the end all be all, it's impressive to experience the dawn of this new age. Things we never thought possible have become a reality. And many no...

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8 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Donor Management System 8 QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN CHOOSING A DONOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Sep 26, 2019

Donor management system (DMS) software allows nonprofits to put their donor data to work and manage fundraising and communications from one location. Ultimately, a DMS gives nonprofits the ability to learn what’s important to their donors, deliver a better donor experience, increase donations,...

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The Helpful Guide to Starting a Smart Fundraising Strategy THE HELPFUL GUIDE TO STARTING A SMART FUNDRAISING STRATEGY

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Sep 25, 2019

A startup takes a great idea and aims to turn it into something truly special, but it’s going need a powerful startup fundraising strategy to make those dreams a reality. It’s the universal truth in the new-business space. The great news is that you can take many paths to different funde...

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25 Quick Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits and Charity 25 QUICK FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS AND CHARITY

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Sep 25, 2019

Oftentimes, individuals and organizations alike need some quick fundraising ideas to get the ball rolling on a longer-term campaign, get through a mid-campaign hump, or for an emergency situation. The ideas also need to be engaging enough to get people involved, and quickly. That’s why we&rsqu...

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5 Ways a Donor Management System Can Grow Your Nonprofit 5 WAYS A DONOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CAN GROW YOUR NONPROFIT

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Sep 25, 2019

You’ve heard that a donor management system (DMS) can help grow your organization. A DMS can turbocharge your nonprofit’s efforts in a variety of ways, ultimately boosting fundraising results and streamlining operations while reducing the amount of time your team members spend on manual ...

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Community Foundation Business Model Disruption in the 21st Century COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BUSINESS MODEL DISRUPTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Sep 24, 2019

For the past several years, a debate has simmered in the community foundation field about the future of the community foundation business model. Some leaders in the field have said that the model is “broken” while others feel comfortable about the future of their organizations. In 2014, ...

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Understanding the Various Types of Nonprofits UNDERSTANDING THE VARIOUS TYPES OF NONPROFITS

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Sep 24, 2019

A nonprofit organization is created to fulfill a charitable, civic, religious, scientific, literary, or educational goal. Nonprofits do not have private owners, nor do they issue stock or pay dividends to shareholders. Aside from founders or staff being compensated a fair wage for their work in a no...

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Instagram For Nonprofits: How To Use it And Best Practices INSTAGRAM FOR NONPROFITS: HOW TO USE IT AND BEST PRACTICES

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Sep 23, 2019

When it comes to choosing a social media platform, Instagram packs a punch for nonprofits. According to Nonprofits Source, 30 percent of nonprofits use Instagram to create inspiring messages about their mission, build awareness and attract donors. With 7 billion users worldwide, 1.1 billion monthly ...

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The audit process for charities THE AUDIT PROCESS FOR CHARITIES

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Sep 23, 2019

As part of its ongoing efforts to make sure charities meet the requirements of registration, the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) uses a variety of compliance activities. Historically, the CRA has audited approximately 800 to 900 charities per year, representing about 1% of registered charities.

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What is the Charity Charge Nonprofit Credit Card? WHAT IS THE CHARITY CHARGE NONPROFIT CREDIT CARD?

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Sep 23, 2019

Charity Charge was created to provide a free and easy way to support nonprofits. We believe that nonprofits should have access to a “business” credit card designed specifically for their needs.

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What Is the Cost of Your Fundraising? WHAT IS THE COST OF YOUR FUNDRAISING?

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Sep 23, 2019

How much money do you spend on your entire fundraising operation? In order to truly grasp if your organization is making the traction necessary to see positive gains, you need to be able to answer this crucial question. If you end up spending more than $1 to raise $1, you’ll be spinning your w...

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7 Tips to Promote Your Nonprofit on Facebook 7 TIPS TO PROMOTE YOUR NONPROFIT ON FACEBOOK

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Sep 22, 2019

As one of the most popular social media platforms, Facebook can help your non-profit engage with supporters and promote your fundraising campaigns. It’s not always easy to know how to get the most from it though. Maybe you’ve set up a Facebook page for your nonprofit and have seen a smal...

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10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Organization Should Have Strong Online Presence 10 REASONS YOUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION SHOULD HAVE STRONG ONLINE PRESENCE

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Sep 21, 2019

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last twenty years, you know how much the internet has revolutionized every nook and cranny of the world. So it may seem like a no-brainer that your nonprofit needs to be online. At the risk of beating a horse that was pummeled to death in the early 2...

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Nonprofit Annual Report Ideas & 13 Examples NONPROFIT ANNUAL REPORT IDEAS & 13 EXAMPLES

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Sep 20, 2019

Every year nonprofits use annual reports to share their impact with stakeholders. These reports that can be PDFs, Presentations, or websites help deliver a narrative to donors and supporters that build trust and can increase future support.

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How to Boost Revenue with Donor Surveys HOW TO BOOST REVENUE WITH DONOR SURVEYS

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Sep 20, 2019

Can donor surveys really help you raise more money? Yes! Donor surveys are one of the most affordable ways to improve donor retention, build deeper donor relationships, even uncover planned gifts. How? Donor surveys can reveal your hidden gems (aka planned gifts), tell you why your donors gave, what...

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Nonprofit Marketing: 5 Low Budget Marketing Ideas NONPROFIT MARKETING: 5 LOW BUDGET MARKETING IDEAS

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Sep 19, 2019

According to stats, the average retention of first-time donors in nonprofits is 29%, which means finding donors and raising funds is a constant pain for most of the nonprofits. Your nonprofit might need promotion either to raise funds or hire volunteers or conduct events or raise awareness.

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Case Study on Technology for a Non-Profit Organization CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION: CASE STUDY ON TECHNOLOGY FOR A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Sep 19, 2019

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation engaged SC&H Group’s Technology Advisory team to assist in upgrading, streamlining, and optimizing their technology strategies. Hear from both the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and SC&H Group teams as they discuss the process of working together in this case s...

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Top Nonprofit Strategies With Fundraising Expert Aly Sterlng TOP NONPROFIT STRATEGIES WITH FUNDRAISING EXPERT ALY STERLNG

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Sep 19, 2019

Having interacted with all types of organizations over the years as donor, employee and consultant, I can say that many nonprofits encounter similar challenges to strategic planning, fundraising and board leadership. While it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone, you’re still...

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What You Need to Know About Nonprofit Grants WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NONPROFIT GRANTS

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Sep 19, 2019

Are you looking to increase grant funding for your organization? Nonprofit grants are a complex topic, and there are a lot of options ahead. Here are a few things that you should know. A nonprofit grant writer is a professional who is skilled in the process of applying for grants. You don’t ne...

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How could nonprofits up their marketing game? HOW COULD NONPROFITS UP THEIR MARKETING GAME?

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Sep 18, 2019

The role of marketing in nonprofit fundraising cannot be emphasized enough. With all the competition in the fundraising space and the limited amount of resources out there, the right marketing tactics could propel you to greater heights. But it is no easy feat! In this article you’ll learn 10 ...

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How to Create a Donation Page on Donorbox HOW TO CREATE A DONATION PAGE ON DONORBOX

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Sep 18, 2019

A donation page is an easy way for your nonprofit to accept donations and do a lot of the hard work in convincing potential donors to give. Online giving has grown significantly in recent years and your nonprofit can miss out on valuable donations if you don’t have a donation page. Not sure ho...

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What is a Donor Management System, and Why Should My Nonprofit Use One? WHAT IS A DONOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND WHY SHOULD MY NONPROFIT USE ONE?

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Sep 18, 2019

The more you know about your donors, the better able you’ll be to connect with them. You’ll know what’s important to supporters and learn how to deliver a better donor experience, retaining them for the long term. Donor management system (DMS) software helps you collect, organize, ...

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You may need a new fundraising strategy to keep your small nonprofit growing YOU MAY NEED A NEW FUNDRAISING STRATEGY TO KEEP YOUR SMALL NONPROFIT GROWING

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Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes, no matter what fundraising strategy you try or how hard you work, you just can’t seem to raise enough money. It’s like you’ve hit a wall. What used to work just isn’t productive anymore. Or what you’ve seen work for others doesn’t work for you. It&rsquo...

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5 Ways GrantStation Can Help You Win More Funding 5 WAYS GRANTSTATION CAN HELP YOU WIN MORE FUNDING

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Sep 17, 2019

GrantStation is a powerful tool that can help you expand your grant research and streamline the grantseeking process for your nonprofit. Get it for only $79 on September 24 and 25, only through TechSoup.

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What You Need to Know About Digital Fundraising at Your Nonprofit WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIGITAL FUNDRAISING AT YOUR NONPROFIT

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Sep 17, 2019

In some ways digital tools have made fundraising easier than ever before. But unless you know what you're doing, it's easy to fall behind in your efforts to attract donors to your cause. In this blog post, we'll be reviewing some of the tools and strategies at your disposal when it comes...

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5 Steps to Address Your Nonprofit 5 STEPS TO ADDRESS YOUR NONPROFIT'S SOCIAL MEDIA CONCERNS

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Sep 16, 2019

Starting out on social media can be a scary proposition for many nonprofits. Horror stories abound — staff members "going rogue" and posting inappropriate Facebook photos, volunteers tweeting too much information, negative comments being left in LinkedIn groups.

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Friday Five 025: How to Use Social Media to Your Nonprofit’s Advantage FRIDAY FIVE 025: HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO YOUR NONPROFIT’S ADVANTAGE

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Sep 16, 2019

Join us in Episode 025 of the Friday Five, as we cover how you can use social media and hyper-targeting to your nonprofit’s advantage.

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3 Great Ways Your Board Can Get More Involved with Fundraising 3 GREAT WAYS YOUR BOARD CAN GET MORE INVOLVED WITH FUNDRAISING

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Sep 16, 2019

When you tell board members that you need help with fundraising, many of them automatically think you are telling them they need to go ask their friends and colleagues for money. And while that certainly wouldn’t hurt, it is important to note that not every board member will feel comfortable d...

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Manage Your Donor Database Migration in 5 Steps MANAGE YOUR DONOR DATABASE MIGRATION IN 5 STEPS

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Sep 16, 2019

Here’s a fun thing you can do the next time you attend a fundraising conference. Force any nonprofit database admin to break into a cold sweat with just three words. What three words, you ask? “Donor database migration.” Yes, a lot of people will tell you horror stories about their...

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Executing an Emergency Campaign in 12 Simple Steps EXECUTING AN EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN IN 12 SIMPLE STEPS

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Sep 13, 2019

In the wake of a disaster, every hour counts.  The main priority is always an immediate response to those negatively impacted who are in need. After this initial focus, fundraisers should quickly turn their attention to funding the response at hand while building capacity to address future need...

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7 Tips for Organizing Nonprofit Volunteers 7 TIPS FOR ORGANIZING NONPROFIT VOLUNTEERS

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Sep 12, 2019

Organizing nonprofit volunteers requires many skills. You need to be personable, connect with your volunteers easily, and communicate well. When well organized, your volunteers are not only a huge help to your mission, but can also make great donors and future board members. Here are a few important...

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

Bigtincan is the industry's leading Sales Enablement Automation platform, empowering Sales teams to win more and be more productive every day, while providing Marketing the ability to establish ROI on content creation efforts.

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5 Ways Tech Is Helping Nonprofit Camps 5 WAYS TECH IS HELPING NONPROFIT CAMPS

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Sep 11, 2019

The words “summer camp” likely conjure images of archery lessons and nature hikes, rather than computers and keyboards. But technology is helping nonprofit camps to improve their operations in a number of ways, reports NonProfit PRO magazine. It makes sense: Technology is helping nonprof...

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The Most Effective Designs for Nonprofit Website THE MOST EFFECTIVE DESIGNS FOR NONPROFIT WEBSITE

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Sep 10, 2019

Designing a website for a nonprofit agency is one of the more difficult projects that a design agency can undertake. An effective nonprofit website must raise awareness for a cause, create a sense of urgency around the problem, provoke an emotional response in the visitor, demonstrate the organizati...

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48 Fundraising Ideas to Add to Your Nonprofit’s Calendar 48 FUNDRAISING IDEAS TO ADD TO YOUR NONPROFIT’S CALENDAR

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Sep 10, 2019

Need to fundraise, but out of ideas on how to do it? We’ve got you covered! Read on for 48 great ways to fundraise that really work, featuring examples from some of our favorite nonprofits including the Michael J. Fox Foundation, DoSomething.org, and (of course) the ALS Association. Plus more ...

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TPTracker Charity Software for Fundraising Teams TPTRACKER CHARITY SOFTWARE FOR FUNDRAISING TEAMS

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Sep 10, 2019

TPTracker charity fundraising software links donors, supporters, friends and volunteers to their donations and activities.

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A Social Media Toolkit Template For Nonprofits A SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLKIT TEMPLATE FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 10, 2019

The best nonprofit social media campaigns make use of video, personal stories, data, hashtags, photos, and sample social media posts. See best practices and get tips that will set you up for social media success.

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Start A Nonprofit & Get It Funded With Grants START A NONPROFIT & GET IT FUNDED WITH GRANTS

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Sep 10, 2019

Discover how you can start a nonprofit and get it funded with grants and powered by technology. Have a deeper impact and change the world with the support of the world's largest tech firms.

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Multiply Your Fundraising With Matching Gift Automation MULTIPLY YOUR FUNDRAISING WITH MATCHING GIFT AUTOMATION

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Sep 10, 2019

As a nonprofit, it can be challenging to bring in the donation revenue you need to work toward your mission. Working on your cause is at the top of your priority list, but organizing a fundraising strategy is an integral part of this priority. One of the easiest ways to multiply your donation revenu...

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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The Essential Guide to Sales Enablement for 2019 THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO SALES ENABLEMENT FOR 2019

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Sep 10, 2019

A holistic view of sales enablement in 2019 including definitions, why companies are implementing Sales Enablement, how-to's, best practices, and types of sales enablement technologies. What is Sales Enablement? Customers Have Flipped the Script: why you need to implement Sales enablement. Bette...

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Biggest Challenges to Major Gift Fundraising Success BIGGEST CHALLENGES TO MAJOR GIFT FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

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Sep 09, 2019

Nonprofits clearly see the potential that major gift fundraising success might offer. Now, we have over 550 nonprofit leaders sharing their personal challenges in major gift fundraising.

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ACCOUNTING UPDATE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES: REVENUE RECOGNITION ACCOUNTING UPDATE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES: REVENUE RECOGNITION

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Sep 09, 2019

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The ASU and its subsequent amendments supersede almost all revenue recognition requirements under accounting principles generally accept...

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Nonprofit Payment Processing: A Complete Guide & Glossary NONPROFIT PAYMENT PROCESSING: A COMPLETE GUIDE & GLOSSARY

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Sep 09, 2019

You work hard to raise awareness for your cause, reach new donors, and solicit support for your fundraising campaigns. But how does a donor’s decision to make a gift translate into money in your organization’s account? That’s where payment processing and your donation tools come in...

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Understanding the True Financial Potential of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE FINANCIAL POTENTIAL OF PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Sep 09, 2019

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a multi-tiered approach to fundraising that has the power to exponentially increase your nonprofit’s reach, funds, and overall return on investment. Our Classy platform data shows that success with this campaign type is directly influenced by a few key factors, such...

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Nonprofits & Pay For Performance? You Betcha. NONPROFITS & PAY FOR PERFORMANCE? YOU BETCHA.

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Sep 09, 2019

KPI stands for Key Performance Indicators. KPIs drive the underlying business models of countless private sector companies but are too often nonexistent inside nonprofit organizations, and that needs to be fixed if we endeavor to have our nonprofits achieve their missions. I mean, there’s a re...

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How to increase online donations for your nonprofit HOW TO INCREASE ONLINE DONATIONS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Sep 06, 2019

Today providing diverse online donation options is essential for the successful nonprofit. Countless merchants are making purchases as simple as a few taps on their mobile phone to order a coffee, groceries and more, which sets expectations on how they make donations as well. Enabling supporters to ...

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The Future of Fundraising: Influencer Marketing for Nonprofits THE FUTURE OF FUNDRAISING: INFLUENCER MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 05, 2019

Influencer marketing leverages the power of popular figures to engage new supporters and lend authority to your nonprofit. If you know the term ‘influencer’, it might conjure up images of selfie obsessed girls promoting weight-loss shakes and bikinis. However, the world of influencers is...

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Cashless Fundraising Made Easy with DipJar CASHLESS FUNDRAISING MADE EASY WITH DIPJAR

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Sep 05, 2019

DipJar has worked with thousands of nonprofits helping them fundraise for all different kinds of events throughout the year.

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A New Approach to Donor Engagement Moving Away From a Transactional Process A NEW APPROACH TO DONOR ENGAGEMENT MOVING AWAY FROM A TRANSACTIONAL PROCESS

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Sep 05, 2019

In June of 2019, Giving USA published its annual report detailing trends in domestic charitable giving for the 2018 calendar year. Following four years of sustained growth in domestic charitable contributions that exceeded $435 billion in 2017, the 2019 report documented a 1.7 percent decline in don...

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Is It Time to Scale Your Nonprofit? IS IT TIME TO SCALE YOUR NONPROFIT?

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Sep 05, 2019

You have a mission in mind. You’ve drawn up your bylaws and values, you understand your business model and what you’re trying to achieve, you have a few people working on the internal team and there are a handful of trusted advisors acting as your board. Congratulations – you&rsquo...

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4 New Nonprofit Fundraising Techniques 4 NEW NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING TECHNIQUES

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Sep 04, 2019

The fundraising landscape has changed significantly in the past ten years, and nonprofits have to adapt to succeed. Trying new fundraising techniques can help your organization grow and meet donors’ rising expectations. But where should you start? Donors, nonprofit professionals, and technolog...

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How Learning Management Systems Benefit Charities And Non-Profits HOW LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS BENEFIT CHARITIES AND NON-PROFITS

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Sep 04, 2019

Learning and Development can be a real challenge for charities and not-for-profit organisations. Face-to-face training can be costly, and the last thing you want is for your people to have to drop everything to travel to training interventions. We have implemented learning solutions for a number of ...

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Google helps a nonprofit train young storytellers GOOGLE HELPS A NONPROFIT TRAIN YOUNG STORYTELLERS

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Sep 04, 2019

Georgia is the number one filming location in the world, with a film and television industry worth $7 billion a year—a huge economic opportunity for local communities. On the flip side, Georgia is also home to about 180,000 disconnected youth. Disconnected (or opportunity) youth is defined as ...

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Making Waves: Nonprofit Turns Plastic Waste into Prosthetic Limbs MAKING WAVES: NONPROFIT TURNS PLASTIC WASTE INTO PROSTHETIC LIMBS

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Sep 04, 2019

Imagine a world where you didn't have a fully functioning hand. Now, imagine a world where we take discarded plastic waste and turn it into prosthetic limbs for kids in need. Learn how Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery partners with a Washington-based nonprofit called the Million Waves Project ...

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How Nonprofits Can Use VR and AR Tech for Fundraising HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE VR AND AR TECH FOR FUNDRAISING

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Sep 04, 2019

Fundraising is and will always be a necessity for nonprofit organizations, but times have changed — and so has the technology. It’s not necessary to stand outside local grocery stores with a bell and a bucket anymore, though that is still effective. Some nonprofits have started utilizing...

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How AI and ML are Changing the Way We Fundraise for Greater Social Impact HOW AI AND ML ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE FUNDRAISE FOR GREATER SOCIAL IMPACT

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Sep 03, 2019

If you Google “AI (fill in the blank social cause)” and you will find the countless ways AI is making the world a better place. To name a few, AI is helping scientists tackle climate change, healthcare providers solve health crisis’, police combat crime, researchers detect cancer, ...

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Website design for nonprofits - 9 Secrets the Top 10 nonprofit websites use successfully. WEBSITE DESIGN FOR NONPROFITS - 9 SECRETS THE TOP 10 NONPROFIT WEBSITES USE SUCCESSFULLY.

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Sep 03, 2019

Learn the top 9 website design secrets implemented on the tops 10 websites. We have analyzed hundreds of the top nonprofit websites and compiled and discovered that the top nonprofit websites have these 9 things implemented on their website.

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Quit Searching for the Fundraising Fountain of Youth QUIT SEARCHING FOR THE FUNDRAISING FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

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Sep 03, 2019

@fundraiserchad discusses all those workshops on generational differences in giving at fundraising conferences and why your time is better spent elsewhere.

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Connecting Dollars to Outcomes: How to Master & Measure Mission Impact CONNECTING DOLLARS TO OUTCOMES: HOW TO MASTER & MEASURE MISSION IMPACT

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Sep 03, 2019

When a 7.0 earthquake flattened Haiti in 2010, millions of donors rushed to an iconic humanitarian nonprofit to help. Contributions climbed to half a billion dollars in one of the most successful online fundraising campaigns ever. But five years later, only six homes had been rebuilt. Although the o...

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Fantastic Funding for Nonprofits FANTASTIC FUNDING FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 03, 2019

Come join us on our live training event to discover fantastic funding for nonprofits.

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6 Creative Fundraising Ideas to Inspire You on Giving Tuesday 6 CREATIVE FUNDRAISING IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU ON GIVING TUESDAY

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Sep 03, 2019

The holiday season will be upon us before you know it, which means Giving Tuesday will be upon us before you know it. The global day of giving, organized by the United Nations Foundation and the 92nd Street Y, will fall on December 3 this year. What’s more, it continues to show exponential gro...

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Powerfully automate nurturing by integrating Oracle Eloqua with the ML Data Cloud POWERFULLY AUTOMATE NURTURING BY INTEGRATING ORACLE ELOQUA WITH THE ML DATA CLOUD

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Sep 03, 2019

ML’s Oracle Eloqua integration allows you to engage target prospects with relevant content and consistent messaging through the top of the funnel. This bi-directional integration accelerates the buyer journey to drive pipeline growth and conversion by increasing account penetration and engagem...

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5 Reasons Your Company Needs Account-Based Marketing 5 REASONS YOUR COMPANY NEEDS ACCOUNT-BASED MARKETING

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Sep 03, 2019

Every company can benefit from account-based marketing, no matter your size or target market. These are our top 5 reasons why your company would benefit from incorporating ABM tactics into your marketing strategy. If you go to any marketing conference or presentation, chances are you’ll hear a...

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5 Effective Digital Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits 5 EFFECTIVE DIGITAL MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 02, 2019

Nonprofit marketers face challenges many other marketers do not need to overcome, and they most likely wear more than just the marketing hat for their organization. What money you allocate to digital marketing needs to be well spent on effective and affordable marketing activities. Here are several ...

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The Nonprofit Beginner’s Guide to Digital Marketing THE NONPROFIT BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO DIGITAL MARKETING

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Sep 02, 2019

Nonprofits and NGO’s that embrace strategic digital marketing will undeniably see a boost in donors and memberships this year while driving awareness of their organization both online and offline.

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How to create a Fundraising Campaign in the Portal provided by Simply Sheets Fundraising, LLC HOW TO CREATE A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IN THE PORTAL PROVIDED BY SIMPLY SHEETS FUNDRAISING, LLC

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Sep 02, 2019

This video is a step by step guide for current fundraising clients to create their new fundraising campaigns, order sales packets, and set their traditional catalog price points.

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CAPTIVATING STATISTICS ON WHY YOU NEED ABM RIGHT NOW CAPTIVATING STATISTICS ON WHY YOU NEED ABM RIGHT NOW

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Sep 02, 2019

Increase in opportunities using ABM programs, according to Gartnerof business buyers conduct more than half of their research online before making an offline purchase (Forrester). Worth wasted in marketing efforts due to misalignment between marketing and sales (Hubspot) of B2B companies have staff ...

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5 Elements Your Nonprofit Email Welcome Series Needs 5 ELEMENTS YOUR NONPROFIT EMAIL WELCOME SERIES NEEDS

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Sep 02, 2019

When a new person joins your nonprofit’s email list, it’s a cause for celebration. Your marketing efforts are working! People are interested in your organization! But before you put on your party hat, take a minute to think: What exactly happens when someone joins your nonprofit’s ...

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Community Fundraising Toolkit COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT

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Aug 31, 2019

 For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists and it could be you! Any ordinary person can be someone’s cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry®, financial contributor or volunteer. We count on our supporters to help ...

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Seven Fundraising Misconceptions Holding Back Your Organization SEVEN FUNDRAISING MISCONCEPTIONS HOLDING BACK YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Aug 30, 2019

Many nonprofit CEOs and board members bring their own personal misconceptions about fundraising when they walk in the door of a nonprofit. Some think fundraising is snarky – like begging. Or “hitting people up.” Others think raising money is so easy, like snapping your fingers and ...

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5 Benefits of Cloud Computing For Non-Profit Business 5 BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR NON-PROFIT BUSINESS

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Aug 29, 2019

There are more than 1.5 million non-profit organizations registered in the US. Not only the number is getting bigger but also the challenges they face to run and manage their business process keeping lesser resources in hand.

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Nonprofit Growth Begins with Giving to Your Donors NONPROFIT GROWTH BEGINS WITH GIVING TO YOUR DONORS

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Aug 29, 2019

As we head toward the final quarter of 2019, nonprofits are focusing on all things growth. Professionals from marketing, development and fundraising are doing everything they can to ask donors to give more. Some of it works. Traditional major donor outreach, mass-blasts at the end of the year, Givin...

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How Cloud Computing Can Benefit Nonprofit Teams HOW CLOUD COMPUTING CAN BENEFIT NONPROFIT TEAMS

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Aug 29, 2019

You’d be hard-pressed to find an industry that hasn’t felt the positive effects of digital transformation in today’s business landscape. Innovative technology like cloud computing is becoming more widespread and more accessible, bringing its well-documented benefits to organization...

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Cost Savings And Business Benefits Of The Madison Logic Platform COST SAVINGS AND BUSINESS BENEFITS OF THE MADISON LOGIC PLATFORM

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Aug 29, 2019

In account-based marketing (ABM) campaigns, B2B marketers can target contacts with pinpoint accuracy through programmatic advertising. They can also create personalized content for buyers at every stage of the purchase journey. However, three challenges remain: Are businesses targeting the right con...

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THE THREE FUNDAMENTALS OF SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS THE THREE FUNDAMENTALS OF SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

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Aug 29, 2019

GoFundraise is one of Australia's leading online fundraising platforms, empowering over 1,000 non-prof-its and their causes by making online fundraising quick and easy. Through leveraging the intemet, social media and mobile, we help charities reach more people and raise more funds while reducin...

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Why the New Madison Logic Oracle Eloqua Integration is so Exciting for Marketers WHY THE NEW MADISON LOGIC ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION IS SO EXCITING FOR MARKETERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Madison Logic is excited to announce a bi-directional integration with Oracle Eloqua, combining best-in-class lead and campaign management skills with Madison Logic’s global reach and advanced targeting. Now Oracle Marketing Automation users are able to align their messaging and targeting thro...

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How to Write Awesome Blog Content for Your Nonprofit HOW TO WRITE AWESOME BLOG CONTENT FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Aug 28, 2019

Given that nine out of 10 organizations use content marketing to deepen relationships with customers, your nonprofit should be focusing now, more than ever, on your website’s blog to further boost your online presence. Not only does your blog increase engagement and leverage storytelling to dr...

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How VMware and TechSoup Are Powering Digital Transformation for Nonprofits HOW VMWARE AND TECHSOUP ARE POWERING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 27, 2019

Empowering nonprofits to use technology for good is at the heart of everything we do at TechSoup. Since the beginning, we've partnered with corporations that believe that access to mission-critical software and hardware should be made available to organizations focused on making a positive chang...

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Why and How Your Nonprofit Should Try AI For Fundraising WHY AND HOW YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULD TRY AI FOR FUNDRAISING

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Aug 27, 2019

France Hoang, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of boodleAI, shares an excellent overview of the state of artificial intelligence (AI) and fundraising. Biggest way it can help? Cutting down on the cost of acquiring new donors. We’re excited to welcome boodleAI to the Neon One ecosystem as ...

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Can Donor Surveys Really Help You Raise Money? CAN DONOR SURVEYS REALLY HELP YOU RAISE MONEY?

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Aug 27, 2019

Numerous studies reveal donor satisfaction is the single biggest driver of donor loyalty. According to world-renowned fundraising researcher Adrian Sargent, donors indicating that they were ‘very satisfied’ with the quality of service provided being twice as likely to offer a second or s...

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Nonprofits! Act now to request a Community Acceleration Team NONPROFITS! ACT NOW TO REQUEST A COMMUNITY ACCELERATION TEAM

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Aug 27, 2019

Nonrprofit organizations, educational and government agencies, you have until Thursday, Aug. 29th to submit a proposal to get free help from young professionals in our Ignite Louisville program, and experienced community leaders in our Encore Louisville program.

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Digital Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits: What Is A/B Testing? DIGITAL MARKETING BEST PRACTICES FOR NONPROFITS: WHAT IS A/B TESTING?

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Aug 27, 2019

We know that digital marketing best practices for nonprofits can be even more complicated to implement than their for-profit counterparts. The standards evolve every year. It takes tremendous resources to understand the changes. Not to mention, you also need support from the larger organization to m...

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The Psychology Behind Fundraising THE PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND FUNDRAISING

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Aug 26, 2019

Should you be raising money for your startup? If you are looking for capital, what is the psychology behind fundraising? Without a doubt, raising capital is one of the most critical decisions entrepreneurs need to make for their business. Bringing in the wrong investors could be fatal as divorcing a...

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4 tips for major gift fundraising 4 TIPS FOR MAJOR GIFT FUNDRAISING

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Aug 26, 2019

Research your organisation's existing connections for any potential donors already in your network. If you have to cast the net wider your connections may be able introduce you to philanthropists with a strong interest in your cause.

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Enabling Nonprofit Digital Transformation: TechSoup and MotherCoders ENABLING NONPROFIT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION: TECHSOUP AND MOTHERCODERS

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Aug 26, 2019

As seen during VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger's VMworld US 2019 keynote, explore TechSoup and MotherCoders' story about enabling nonprofit digital transformation worldwide.

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6 Online Fundraising Platforms: Get to Know These Tools 6 ONLINE FUNDRAISING PLATFORMS: GET TO KNOW THESE TOOLS

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Aug 26, 2019

Fundraising is always on your mind. From planning different events to finding prospective donors, your nonprofit organization needs effective online fundraising software to juggle it all. Each nonprofit is unique with its own needs, so a one-size-fits-all toolkit won’t always be the most usefu...

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21 of the Most Interesting Data Points from Nonprofit Reports 21 OF THE MOST INTERESTING DATA POINTS FROM NONPROFIT REPORTS

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Aug 26, 2019

We recently wrote about how you can make the summer slump a more productive time for yourself and your organizations. One of the recommendations we suggested was to read through the different data reports about fundraising and the social sector.

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How to use social media for major gifts fundraising: Identification and cultivation HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA FOR MAJOR GIFTS FUNDRAISING: IDENTIFICATION AND CULTIVATION

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Aug 26, 2019

Individual giving and campaign teams in non-profits and social enterprises have become more and more adept at using social media, but often overlook, or don’t systematise, the role that it can play for major gifts fundraising. For gifts of a certain size, social media won’t be able to re...

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Investing In Nonprofit Overhead Reaps Rewards INVESTING IN NONPROFIT OVERHEAD REAPS REWARDS

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Aug 22, 2019

Not-for-profits who invest in their nonprofit overhead can reap benefits that far outweigh financial rewards.

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7 top fundraising experts share strategies to boost donor trust 7 TOP FUNDRAISING EXPERTS SHARE STRATEGIES TO BOOST DONOR TRUST

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Aug 22, 2019

It’s no secret that one of the biggest threats facing nonprofits is the rapid decline in donor trust and confidence. At the same time, studies make it clear that trusting an organization is high on the list of reasons why a donor chooses to give. What can your nonprofit do about the problem of...

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Best Financial Practices for Nonprofit Organizations: Tips from a CPA BEST FINANCIAL PRACTICES FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: TIPS FROM A CPA

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Aug 22, 2019

Best financial practices for nonprofit organizations include building a reserve, using financial dashboards, and monitoring restricted gifts. Learn about these tips and more from a nonprofit CPA auditor.

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How To Turn Your Facebook Likes Into Donations HOW TO TURN YOUR FACEBOOK LIKES INTO DONATIONS

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Aug 22, 2019

Building followers and converting them into donors doesn’t have to be a daunting task if you have a good social media strategy in place. How you interact with your followers and what you post—and when—can be the difference between receiving a donation or just a post like. Coordinat...

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospitality bra...

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Why Small Donations Are Worth More Than You Think WHY SMALL DONATIONS ARE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK

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Aug 21, 2019

If you’ve ever been involved in fundraising, you’re likely familiar with the truth behind the phrase, “Every penny counts.”  Whether you’re $5 or $50,000 away from your goal, all gifts have an impact that go far beyond the donation amount because each gift from a n...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Why some nonprofits succeed and some fail at crowdfunding WHY SOME NONPROFITS SUCCEED AND SOME FAIL AT CROWDFUNDING

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Aug 21, 2019

How showing your passion about the cause to your donors influence your chances for a successful online fundraising campaign? Why some charities thrive and raise millions of dollars from community while others fail to make it work? In this interview, we are trying to share observations and insights t...

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

Our roots began in translation but what we do today goes well beyond – from content creation to linguistics, to artificial intelligence (AI). We create global relevance, driven by humanity and amplified by technology. Connecting our customers with their communities and driving brand awareness....

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Beyond Donate: CTAs that Make Nonprofit Websites More Effective BEYOND DONATE: CTAS THAT MAKE NONPROFIT WEBSITES MORE EFFECTIVE

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Aug 21, 2019

You’re working hard to push as much traffic to your website as possible, in hopes that everyone who visits it will click that great big donate button at the top. But what about the potential donors who are on your website, but not quite ready to give? Without another call to action (CTA) you&r...

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5 Benefits of Nonprofit Leadership and Management Courses 5 BENEFITS OF NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT COURSES

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Aug 21, 2019

The traditional path of education has always been to graduate from high school and then complete four years of college. Your degree was meant to guide you through your future career, teaching you everything you would need to know. The internet has changed that. Now there are degrees and programs ava...

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Aug 21, 2019

Nonprofit fundraising is exciting. It’s the lifeblood of charitable organizations and can serve as a way to raise awareness of a cause and drum up interest among donors. Fundraising is also a massive undertaking. Because it’s likely your primary means of income as a charitable organizati...

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Nonprofit Board Management Software for Your Board of Directors - Boardable NONPROFIT BOARD MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE FOR YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS - BOARDABLE

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Aug 20, 2019

Board management simplified. That is Boardable board portal software. Built by nonprofit founders to serve nonprofits, Boardable is committed to improving the way boards of directors and committees work.

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Fundraising Ideas For Nonprofits FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 20, 2019

Finding the perfect fundraising ideas for your organization is crucial, especially if your nonprofit is new. The right ideas will engage your community, grow your audience, and (most importantly) raise more money for your cause. However, the day-to-day challenges of pursuing your mission can make it...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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Financial Visibility Can Increase Donations by up to 25% and Help Fuel Your Nonprofit FINANCIAL VISIBILITY CAN INCREASE DONATIONS BY UP TO 25% AND HELP FUEL YOUR NONPROFIT'S MISSION

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Aug 20, 2019

At Sage Intacct, we help nonprofits strengthen stewardship, build influence, grow funding, and accelerate mission success.

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4 FREE OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS TO HELP YOU RUN YOUR NONPROFIT 4 FREE OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS TO HELP YOU RUN YOUR NONPROFIT

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Aug 20, 2019

Finding the right software for a nonprofit organization can take up valuable time and resources, but open source can often provide cost-effective solutions. We are thrilled to see the number of open source options for nonprofits expanding. These projects—created in and out of the social sector...

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22 Social Media Influencer Strategies Nonprofits Can Use 22 SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER STRATEGIES NONPROFITS CAN USE

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Aug 19, 2019

Wondering how to increase your nonprofit’s reach on social media? Let’s face it, the social media space today is a noisy one. It’s hard to cut through the clutter. Social media influencer strategies can help without resorting to paid advertising. In fact, these social media influen...

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Louis Fawcett - Nonprofit Executives Have to Be Paid LOUIS FAWCETT - NONPROFIT EXECUTIVES HAVE TO BE PAID

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Aug 18, 2019

Louis Fawcett demonstrates why the charitable sector is upside-down when it comes to paying nonprofit executives. HERE'S THE LIE...if we pay employees less money more funds go to serving people.

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Partnership with Nonprofits: Eventide Senior Living PARTNERSHIP WITH NONPROFITS: EVENTIDE SENIOR LIVING

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Aug 16, 2019

We are committed to cultivating thriving communities and our partnership with nonprofit organizations helps us fulfill that purpose. Check out this interview with Eventide Senior Living Communities to hear how our expertise and dedication has helped nonprofits like Eventide achieve their goals and m...

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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in the USA 501(c)(3) - Step by Step HOW TO START A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION IN THE USA 501(C)(3) - STEP BY STEP

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Aug 15, 2019

I created this comprehensive guide to cover absolutely everything you need to know about how to start a nonprofit and what it takes to become successful in today’s world.

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Three Next-Level Web Form Use Cases for Nonprofits THREE NEXT-LEVEL WEB FORM USE CASES FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 15, 2019

There are dozens of ways that nonprofits can use web forms to move toward their goals. Donation forms collect vital funding, volunteer application forms collect information for motivated people who want to donate their time to a cause, event registration forms ensure attendees for fundraisers and se...

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A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS

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Aug 15, 2019

Nonprofits are essential to U.S. communities, providing a wide variety of critical services and support to those in need. From food banks and selfhelp organizations, to family social services agencies and counseling centers, these organizations uplift the communities, individuals and causes they ser...

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Non-profit vs For-profit; How does the community benefit? NON-PROFIT VS FOR-PROFIT; HOW DOES THE COMMUNITY BENEFIT?

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Aug 15, 2019

Neture CEO & Founder explains why he decided to create a for-profit social enterprise rather than a non-profit and how he sees Neture having a larger impact on communities.

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5 Email Marketing Must-Do 5 EMAIL MARKETING MUST-DO'S TO BOOST NONPROFIT DONATIONS

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Aug 15, 2019

Email marketing is a key strategy for any nonprofit’s overall fundraising strategy. While email is a digital platform for persuasive rhetoric, which can be used to help convince people to donate, this can only be done when email is used correctly. When you take the latest social science resear...

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How to do Influencer Marketing for Nonprofits HOW TO DO INFLUENCER MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 14, 2019

Influencer marketing is a great opportunity for nonprofits to find new advocates and have trusted voices amplify your message.

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Smart Technology Strategies for Cost-Conscious Nonprofits SMART TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIES FOR COST-CONSCIOUS NONPROFITS

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Aug 14, 2019

If you’re a nonprofit, you want as much of your budget as possible to go to your core mission. Investing in a solid IT foundation can help you deliver on that mission by enabling you to draw attention to your cause, connect with your community, recruit volunteers, and facilitate fundraising. B...

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WHAT DRIVES DONOR LOYALTY TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WHAT DRIVES DONOR LOYALTY TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Aug 14, 2019

Individual donors gave $260 billion to U.S. charities in 2014, according to Giving USA. It’s crystal clear that for the nonprofit sector, donors matter. That’s why we decided to dig deep into nonprofit donor behavior, to go beyond just engagement. Through our study of donors who give to ...

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

This is a video explainer of the difference between Content Marketing, Branded Content and Native Advertising - with examples to help put it all into context.Accompanying video that tried to separate signal from noise on the different approaches of content in the business.

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Essential Steps to Starting a Nonprofit ESSENTIAL STEPS TO STARTING A NONPROFIT

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Aug 13, 2019

Launching a charitable organization is extremely rewarding. Launching one that’s successful for years to come takes dedication and planning. When you have that great idea for a nonprofit that you can’t let go of, it’s easy to channel the passion for making a difference into action ...

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Top 10 Trends in The Nonprofit Industry TOP 10 TRENDS IN THE NONPROFIT INDUSTRY

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Aug 13, 2019

The nonprofit industry is anything but static. Many outside factors impact their daily operations. Following is a list of what we see as the top 10 trends that are currently impacting nonprofit organizations. The current political environment has created a lot of uncertainty.  This impacts ever...

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Shared-Value Alliance: Working Together to Create Meaningful Social Impact SHARED-VALUE ALLIANCE: WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE MEANINGFUL SOCIAL IMPACT

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Aug 13, 2019

A new approach to traditional partnership models between non-profit and corporate organizations expands the scale and reach of efforts to help more households build savings and financial security. We are facing a national savings crisis. Too many Americans are one unexpected car repair, one broken f...

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Beyond Giving Tuesday: End of Year Campaign Strategies for Your Nonprofit BEYOND GIVING TUESDAY: END OF YEAR CAMPAIGN STRATEGIES FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Aug 13, 2019

For a nonprofit organization, the end of the year can be a critical time to raise funds and reach annual goals. In recent years, giving Tuesday has become a cultural phenomenon of giving back after Thanksgiving and Black Friday and many nonprofits see an increase in donations on this day.

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Seven Nonprofits Building the Infrastructure for a More Democratic Society SEVEN NONPROFITS BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A MORE DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

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Aug 13, 2019

Democracy is an ongoing project of inclusion and equity in the United States. A project in participatory government that continues to expand thanks to the dedication of stellar nonprofits and movements. Many of them have emerged from and/or on behalf of the country’s most marginalized and poli...

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3 For-Profit Marketing Strategies Your Nonprofit Should Be Testing 3 FOR-PROFIT MARKETING STRATEGIES YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULD BE TESTING

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Aug 13, 2019

Learn about three marketing strategies for-profit companies use that your nonprofit should be testing.

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Why IT Services for Nonprofits Could Make Sense for Your Organization WHY IT SERVICES FOR NONPROFITS COULD MAKE SENSE FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Aug 12, 2019

As a nonprofit organization, you need to make your resources count, and that includes your IT strategy. Most people don't think about the nonprofit sector as being one that needs professional IT services, but it's quite common. Nonprofit organizations are typically run by those who have devo...

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FIVE ESSENTIAL MARKETING AUTOMATIONS FOR NONPROFITS FIVE ESSENTIAL MARKETING AUTOMATIONS FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 12, 2019

To put it simply, it is scheduling and automating communications based on user behavior, ending with an appeal for your subscribers to take a specific action. The purpose of marketing automation aligns well with most nonprofits’ priorities and can help you boost content engagement, increase ac...

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Why Should Nonprofits Partner with Athletes? WHY SHOULD NONPROFITS PARTNER WITH ATHLETES?

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Aug 09, 2019

Nonprofit professionals are working hard every day to support their organization’s mission. Their development teams are working to find supporters and donors to raise money for their initiatives. Their marketing teams are attracting followers and fans through telling stories of how they are ma...

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Setting and Executing Nonprofit Fundraising Goals: A Guide SETTING AND EXECUTING NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING GOALS: A GUIDE

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Aug 09, 2019

As your organization works to plan your next fundraising campaign, one of the first and most important steps you’ll take is to set your goals. Your organization will want to set realistic goals that are based on — but not limited by — your past efforts. To make sure your organizati...

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Three Ways to Make Your Blog a Powerful Fundraising Tool THREE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR BLOG A POWERFUL FUNDRAISING TOOL

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Aug 08, 2019

Back in the late 90’s, blogs became a cool trend as many of us clamored to find new and exciting ways to share our thoughts with the world. In the decades since, the blog has evolved into a tool that many nonprofits are now using to better engage their audiences.

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The Power of Foundations as Community Conveners THE POWER OF FOUNDATIONS AS COMMUNITY CONVENERS

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Aug 08, 2019

More and more these days, we hear a rising desire from foundations across the impact ecosystem to take a more active role in their focal issue areas and to move those relationships beyond sending out a few checks each year. These leading foundations want to foster deeper learning, spark connections,...

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Corporate Volunteers Help Local Schools and Nonprofits CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS HELP LOCAL SCHOOLS AND NONPROFITS

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Aug 08, 2019

United Way's Day of Caring is a corporate day of service with more than 1,500 employee volunteers from more than 40 different companies in Utah County.

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What Does Digital Transformation Look Like for the Non-Profit Sector? WHAT DOES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION LOOK LIKE FOR THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR?

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Aug 08, 2019

In the nonprofit world, digital transformation is dependent on change management and relies on organizations leveraging the right data to earn the buy-in of the board while meeting strict standards of governance. Changes in technology are occurring faster than ever before, and it can be difficult to...

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One Year After Wayfair: What Nonprofits Need to Know ONE YEAR AFTER WAYFAIR: WHAT NONPROFITS NEED TO KNOW

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Aug 07, 2019

It’s been more than a year since the Supreme Court announced the landmark decision in the South Dakota v Wayfair case, opening the door for states to require organizations to collect and remit sales tax even if the organization has no in-state physical presence. The impact of the decision has ...

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Micro-Influencer Marketing for Nonprofits MICRO-INFLUENCER MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 07, 2019

In this video, we will define what micro-influencers are and how your nonprofit can utilize them in a mutually beneficial relationship.

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Advantages of Starting a Nonprofit ADVANTAGES OF STARTING A NONPROFIT

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Aug 06, 2019

Starting a nonprofit can be a daunting venture, but don’t let the potential negatives overshadow the positives. There can be many social advantages to starting a nonprofit, including providing a service, protection from personal interests, sustainability, volunteer involvement, and invested em...

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7 Basic Steps to Creating Your Major Gift Fundraising Template 7 BASIC STEPS TO CREATING YOUR MAJOR GIFT FUNDRAISING TEMPLATE

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Aug 06, 2019

Have you fallen into the trap of making your fundraising template complicated or hard to use? I want to encourage you that it does not need to be that way. You may be surprised to know how often I meet directors who are spending more time developing plans than they are meeting potential donors. If t...

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Black Philanthropy Month 2019 - Felicia Rhue Howard BLACK PHILANTHROPY MONTH 2019 - FELICIA RHUE HOWARD

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Aug 06, 2019

Felicia Rhue Howard, CCCF Trustee and member of the Foundation's African American Philanthropy Committee, shares what philanthropy means to her.

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People, Premiums and Purpose: Framework for Nonprofits PEOPLE, PREMIUMS AND PURPOSE: FRAMEWORK FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 06, 2019

Nonprofit employers are driven by purpose, not earnings. However, they are faced with the same financial obligations as their for-profit counterparts. Attracting and retaining the industry’s top people is expensive in today’s multicultural and multigenerational workforce. Nonprofit emplo...

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WHY NONPROFITS SHOULDN’T WAIT TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS WHY NONPROFITS SHOULDN’T WAIT TO PREPARE FOR THE NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING STANDARDS

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Aug 05, 2019

The FASB Accounting Standard Update (ASU 2016-02) was passed on February 2016 and updated the lease accounting rules (ASC 842) for all entities. Originally effective for non-public entities for years beginning after December 15, 2019, FASB has now delayed the implementation until years beginning aft...

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Minnesota Orchestra August 2019 Fundraising Challenge MINNESOTA ORCHESTRA AUGUST 2019 FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE

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Aug 05, 2019

At the heart of the Minnesota Orchestra is the community it serves and a deep commitment to inspire, engage and bring people together through unforgettable music experiences.

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How to Use Capital Campaigns in Nonprofit Fundraising HOW TO USE CAPITAL CAMPAIGNS IN NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Aug 05, 2019

Capital campaigns can be a great opportunity for a nonprofit to raise money for a specific project. However, not every nonprofit capital campaign performs as well as it should. At a recent webinar hosted by our Nonprofit Group, nonprofit fundraising expert Vince Connelly answered the audience’...

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How to Capture the Support of Younger Donors HOW TO CAPTURE THE SUPPORT OF YOUNGER DONORS

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Aug 05, 2019

We’ve entered a period in philanthropy that is governed by a new set of gravitational forces. Sweeping innovations ushered in by the Information Age have produced a generation of influencers, technologies, and lifestyle trends that are remaking the philanthropic landscape in their own image &m...

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4 Ways to Catch Donors While On the Go 4 WAYS TO CATCH DONORS WHILE ON THE GO

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Aug 05, 2019

Modern life has people on the go, and they’re taking the internet with them. To make the most of this giving trend, nonprofits need to optimize their mobile giving experiences to make it easier and faster for donors to give. Although the summer months are typically the smallest giving months, ...

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An accessible, transparent and reliable money circle and crowdfunding application AN ACCESSIBLE, TRANSPARENT AND RELIABLE MONEY CIRCLE AND CROWDFUNDING APPLICATION

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Aug 04, 2019

ROSCA funding (money circles) is an extremely popular way of private funding. Although they are becoming more popular every single day, the traditional way of organizing the circle which is mostly done through private networks set a barrier for honest people looking for funding without interest to a...

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Balanced Management for Nonprofits BALANCED MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 03, 2019

It’s commonly complained that nonprofit organizations don’t act like businesses. Most of the time, the complaint is unfair or unfounded or both. Most of the time, those unfair or unfounded complaints would be more accurately expressed, “I wish it were a business, then [I think] I w...

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Social Innovation and Social Finance: An Introduction for Nonprofits SOCIAL INNOVATION AND SOCIAL FINANCE: AN INTRODUCTION FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 02, 2019

Social innovation is the use of different strategies and ideas to address existing social and/or environmental issues. These innovations can take many forms, from community-centered planning to international labour standards to fair trade. Social finance, a form of social innovation, is the use of i...

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Azure Foundation for nonprofits AZURE FOUNDATION FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 02, 2019

Jane Mareth joins Scott Hanselman to show how nonprofits with limited budgets can accelerate their cloud adoption with Azure Foundation for nonprofits. The Azure Foundation provides prescriptive scripts, documentation, and diagrams to help nonprofits quickly adopt Microsoft Azure. Azure Foundation a...

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Nonprofit Board Diversity Isn’t A Checklist NONPROFIT BOARD DIVERSITY ISN’T A CHECKLIST

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Aug 02, 2019

When a board becomes homogenous, it can be difficult to notice things that are outside of the board’s general life experiences. A board that is all one gender may not notice things that are apparent to another gender. There are things that people are blind to, and as they say, “you don&r...

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Data Reveals Opportunity to Re-Engage Donors Sooner DATA REVEALS OPPORTUNITY TO RE-ENGAGE DONORS SOONER

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Aug 02, 2019

In the infographic below, we cover other findings from The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019 on return donor data points. Check it out to discover the significant opportunities for improving your donor return rate and the time between interactions.

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NONPROFIT FINANCE STUDY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NONPROFIT FINANCE STUDY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Aug 01, 2019

Community Brands surveyed more than 300 nonprofit finance professionals across nearly every vertical – including social services, education, and healthcare. We discovered that growth, while broadly defined, is very important to most nonprofit organizations. And, the search for additional reven...

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Be An Intentional Fundraiser & Skyrocket Your Fundraising Results BE AN INTENTIONAL FUNDRAISER & SKYROCKET YOUR FUNDRAISING RESULTS

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Aug 01, 2019

How do you make time to focus on developing or scaling your major gifts program? Being intentional about prioritizing individual donor development can be difficult; especially if you’re the lone Philanthropy Director or a member of a small (although surely mighty) fundraising team. Believe me,...

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To Hit Year-End Goals, Go Beyond Content Marketing for Nonprofits TO HIT YEAR-END GOALS, GO BEYOND CONTENT MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 01, 2019

You have got to be a great improviser to work in the nonprofit sector. When your job is to find creative solutions for huge problems, that kind of thinking on the fly is a must. But I do not think we should improvise when it comes to our year end fundraising content. You know what I mean that mad da...

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Nonprofit Talent How to Get the Most from Your Leaders NONPROFIT TALENT HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR LEADERS

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Aug 01, 2019

Nonprofits want to retain young employees. Young employees want to advance in their careers. But few charities have the resources to send many staff members to training courses or to run the kind of full-fledged leadership-development programs that corporations have. Leadership training need not bus...

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5 Pro Tips to Building the Nonprofit Board of the Future 5 PRO TIPS TO BUILDING THE NONPROFIT BOARD OF THE FUTURE

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Aug 01, 2019

In the past, the makeup of a nonprofit board of directors primarily consisted of people with a vested interest in your organization—early investors, lead donors or people the organization’s leader knows well and trusts. Board chairs would look to match certain kinds of experience and exp...

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How to Create Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Presence HOW TO CREATE YOUR NONPROFIT’S SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE

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Aug 01, 2019

There’s no denying it. Social media is the fastest-growing phenomenon of the modern age. Since Facebook launched 15 years ago, in 2004, it has grown to over two billion users. Twitter and Instagram are close behind. According to the Pew Research Center’s report about social media use in ...

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6 More Ways to Get New Donors 6 MORE WAYS TO GET NEW DONORS

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Jul 31, 2019

Don’t let finding donor prospects intimidate you. There are a few simple steps to incorporate into your everyday work that will lead you to your future donors. The opportunities to grow your donor database is endless and we’ve come up with 6 more ways to identify new donors, tailor your ...

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Annual Fundraising Plan Calendar Infographic ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PLAN CALENDAR INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 31, 2019

Get your annual planning started off right with this handy 2019 calendar of major holidays, giving days, awareness days and recurring giving tips to start organizing your fundraising plan for success.

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7 Brilliant Fundraising Tips For Nonprofits 7 BRILLIANT FUNDRAISING TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 31, 2019

Creative fundraising doesn't have to be hard! We have seven tips to help your nonprofit expand their donor support.

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How to Create a Unique Fundraising Event Concept HOW TO CREATE A UNIQUE FUNDRAISING EVENT CONCEPT

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Jul 31, 2019

As a nonprofit organization, you are no doubt constantly trying to come up with new and inventive ways to fundraise. Most organizations love the idea of hosting events, but oftentimes fundraising events end up becoming a time and money suck, with no real benefit for all the effort. In order to host ...

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3 Case Studies That Prove That Nonprofit Direct Mail Still Works In 2019 3 CASE STUDIES THAT PROVE THAT NONPROFIT DIRECT MAIL STILL WORKS IN 2019

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Jul 31, 2019

I grew up with and in direct mail. I was fortunate to work at Reader’s Digest (RD) in Amsterdam right after college and it really shaped the rest of my career. I’ve always loved direct mail because you can measure results, but nothing beats seeing the boxes and boxes filled with response...

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21 Creative Fall Fundraising Ideas 21 CREATIVE FALL FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Jul 31, 2019

Fall is the time for gathering. Be it around a fire, dinner table, or football field, fall has a way of bringing us together to celebrate abundance. With so many popular autumn activities, this season is a perfect time for your organization to host a fall fundraiser. Get your creative juices flowing...

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Understanding the Nonprofit Landscape in Northwest Ohio UNDERSTANDING THE NONPROFIT LANDSCAPE IN NORTHWEST OHIO

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Jul 30, 2019

The Center for Nonprofit Resources (“The Center”) was established in 2002 with the mission to ensure nonprofit organizations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan have the information and resources required to operate in an efficient and effective manner. In 2018, The Center identifie...

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Senior Concerns...A nonprofit worthy of community support SENIOR CONCERNS...A NONPROFIT WORTHY OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

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Jul 30, 2019

Senior Concerns' primary source of funding is community donations.  65% of our funding comes from the community giving to us, so that we can give to the seniors and their family caregivers in return. Senior Concerns  cannot provide the vital programs that our seniors need and deserve w...

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NONPROFIT HEALTHCARE INNOVATION REPORT NONPROFIT HEALTHCARE INNOVATION REPORT

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Jul 30, 2019

The health and human services industry is in a state of rapid change. To understand the innovation challenges and goals within health nonprofit organizations, Sage Intacct collaborated with 144 financial leaders at nonprofit health organizations across North America to produce the 2017 Health Nonpro...

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Artificial Intelligence in Nonprofit Organizations ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jul 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence is a general term for several types of computer programming that are used to develop deep analyses of data sets and perform tasks. Employing a specific set of orders designed to solve problems — called an algorithm — AI software can tease out unseen information an...

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Donor Relationship Transformation Through Personalization DONOR RELATIONSHIP TRANSFORMATION THROUGH PERSONALIZATION

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Jul 30, 2019

The donor giving path today is very different from that of the past. Not so long ago you could draw a straight line from the mailbox to a donation. But for modern constituents—the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials alike—their journey is far more tangled. A recent study on donor beha...

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Nonprofit Funding Sources: Top 4 Revenue Streams NONPROFIT FUNDING SOURCES: TOP 4 REVENUE STREAMS

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Jul 30, 2019

Where does the bulk of revenue come from when it comes to nonprofit funding sources? We explore the top 4 and how to remain compliant when it comes to reporting income.

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Getting People to Trust in Your New Nonprofit GETTING PEOPLE TO TRUST IN YOUR NEW NONPROFIT

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Jul 29, 2019

Okay, you did it. You’ve finally turned that idea into a reality and started your own nonprofit. Great job! But the work is far from over. Donors are one of the most ― if not the most ― important parts of keeping your vision alive. One of your first priorities as a new nonprofit will be to get...

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NONPROFIT STANDARD – SUMMER 2019 NONPROFIT STANDARD – SUMMER 2019

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Jul 29, 2019

The nonprofit industry is anything but static. Many outside factors impact their daily operations. Following is a list of what we see as the top 10 trends that are currently impacting nonprofit organizations.

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Fall Fundraising Planning Tips FALL FUNDRAISING PLANNING TIPS

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Jul 29, 2019

Now is a great time to plan fun and engaging fundraising campaigns and events for your organization beginning in the Fall. Download this planning infographic that includes upcoming major holidays, giving days, and awareness days to begin organizing your Fall and year-end fundraising plan. In additio...

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Top Ten Trends in the Nonprofit Industry TOP TEN TRENDS IN THE NONPROFIT INDUSTRY

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Jul 29, 2019

The nonprofit industry is anything but static. With numerous external factors influencing daily operations, we’ve compiled a list of what we see as the top ten trends impacting nonprofit organizations with input from Nonprofit Standards, our third annual benchmarking survey.

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Marketing and Communications Grants for Nonprofits MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 29, 2019

What types of marketing grants are available for nonprofits? What opportunities exist to help nonprofits get the word out? We'll discuss one particularly exciting offering: the Google Ad Grant.

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Nonprofits and Philanthropy Need to Take Center Stage NONPROFITS AND PHILANTHROPY NEED TO TAKE CENTER STAGE

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Jul 29, 2019

As we approach the next pair of Democratic presidential debates this week – the last of which garnered a record-breaking number of viewers – I’m not holding my breath that topics related to philanthropy and the nonprofits it supports will get any more airtime than they did in the f...

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Reach New Donors with Social Advertising REACH NEW DONORS WITH SOCIAL ADVERTISING

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Jul 29, 2019

With roughly 69% of people on social media, there’s powerful competition to contend with in order to stand out in your donors’ newsfeed. Social media sites employ algorithms to try and show users the content that’s most relevant to them. As a result, your nonprofit’s organic ...

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Nonprofit Governance course helps graduates improve boards and organizations NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE COURSE HELPS GRADUATES IMPROVE BOARDS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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Jul 26, 2019

In 2017, Nigena Livingston was building Urban Act Academy from the ground up. She had worked as an educator for years, but launching Indianapolis’ newest charter school was unfamiliar territory.

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Does Your Nonprofit Board Have Term Limits? DOES YOUR NONPROFIT BOARD HAVE TERM LIMITS?

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Jul 26, 2019

One of the many activities that I have been asked to perform over the years is board training. Whether it is a governing board or advisory board, every nonprofit board needs structure and guidelines to follow. Recently, I was asked for board advice by a new CEO of a nonprofit. It seems that this org...

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Unique Travel Program Fundraisers UNIQUE TRAVEL PROGRAM FUNDRAISERS

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Jul 25, 2019

Traveling as a student group is a life-changing experience
that forges real-world connections to classroom learning,
inspires independence, and gives teachers the opportunity
to connect with students in a unique and important way.

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Friends of Pokagon: Steuben County Nonprofit Spotlight FRIENDS OF POKAGON: STEUBEN COUNTY NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT

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Jul 25, 2019

Learn about a new nonprofit serving Steuben County from founding board member of Friends of Pokagon, Kelly Trusty, in this 60 second spotlight!

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This Contest Wants to Help Get Your Nonprofit Organization Off the Ground THIS CONTEST WANTS TO HELP GET YOUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION OFF THE GROUND

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Jul 25, 2019

With National Nonprofit day (August 17) in mind, Irvington resident and nonprofit expert Genevieve Piturro has decided to initiate the first ever Nonprofit Business Intensive & Pitch Contest. Designed to give founders a jump start on building a successful nonprofit, Piturro is calling all nonpro...

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Essentials for Nonprofit Operations Management ESSENTIALS FOR NONPROFIT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

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Jul 25, 2019

This guide is intended to give an overview of the operational responsibilities of nonprofit organizations. We hope it will be useful for staff at new organizations, staff who are new to their operations role, and those at existing organizations who want to ensure they are meeting legal compliance ob...

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Servus Credit Union - Working with Non Profit Organizations in Alberta SERVUS CREDIT UNION - WORKING WITH NON PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN ALBERTA

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Jul 25, 2019

Servus Credit Union is proud of the work we do with Non Profits, and we would be proud to work with you.

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6 Ways to Get New Donors 6 WAYS TO GET NEW DONORS

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Jul 25, 2019

It’s the age-old question every development director asks. The white whale of fundraising. To maintain a healthy balance of new and existing donors, you know you need to do the legwork. Like building a new friendship, finding new donors takes commitment and effort. But where to begin? Check ou...

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How Nonprofit Employees Can Use Batching to Get More Done in Less Time HOW NONPROFIT EMPLOYEES CAN USE BATCHING TO GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME

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Jul 25, 2019

Most nonprofit employees I know are faced with a common problem: too much work to get done, not enough time to do it, and all of it’s important. Sound familiar? I’m betting it does, and these problems are compounded by the fact that most of us don’t exactly do our best work when we...

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Nonprofit Organizations in New York State: Profile of Employment and Wages NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN NEW YORK STATE: PROFILE OF EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES

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Jul 24, 2019

Nonprofit organizations, large and small, provide a multitude of services throughout New York State. Many nonprofits deliver essential services on behalf of the State and other governmental entities, including health care, social welfare, care for the disabled, education and more. Given these import...

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Use the power of Networking to support Nonprofits USE THE POWER OF NETWORKING TO SUPPORT NONPROFITS

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Jul 24, 2019

Join iConnectX and follow the simple steps to build your network. Build your network from a community of like-minded professionals. Find peers, executives and industry experts to connect with and share or buy time.

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How to Engage Your Board for Fundraising Success Infographic HOW TO ENGAGE YOUR BOARD FOR FUNDRAISING SUCCESS INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 24, 2019

Your board of directors plays a pivotal role in your organization’s success. These volunteer leaders set a nonprofit’s strategic direction, manage its finances, and provide governance oversight. Board members also hold an invaluable role in an organization’s fundraising efforts. Th...

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How to Realign With Your Nonprofit’s Core Values HOW TO REALIGN WITH YOUR NONPROFIT’S CORE VALUES

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Jul 24, 2019

Core values are an essential aspect of running a nonprofit organization, because they provide the information that the outside world needs to know about what you stand for in the community. Core values help inform people about how your organization behaves from within and outside of itself. Like per...

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DIY Fundraising: How to Activate Fundraisers All Year Long DIY FUNDRAISING: HOW TO ACTIVATE FUNDRAISERS ALL YEAR LONG

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Jul 24, 2019

When someone signs up as a peer-to-peer fundraiser, they are expressing a passion about your work and a commitment to your cause. In fact, they are so dedicated that they’ll reach out to their networks, appeal for donations, and raise money on your behalf. These already impactful individuals c...

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NONPROFIT STANDARD NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2019 NONPROFIT STANDARD NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2019

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Jul 24, 2019

The nonprofit industry is anything but static. Many outside factors impact their daily operations. Following is a list of what we see as the top 10 trends that are currently impacting nonprofit organizations.

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Find the grant your nonprofit needs! FIND THE GRANT YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS!

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Jul 23, 2019

Use the Foundation Center Grants Database at the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque to research funding opportunities for your nonprofit. Call the Community Foundation at 563.588.2700 for more information.

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How an international non-profit is driving digital growth in an era of uncertainty HOW AN INTERNATIONAL NON-PROFIT IS DRIVING DIGITAL GROWTH IN AN ERA OF UNCERTAINTY

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Jul 23, 2019

When you read the word experimentation in an article like this, chances are you think of marketing execs sitting around a table discussing customer acquisition cost, conversion rates and lifetime value. But experimentation is experimentation is experimentation.

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Dive Into Donor Management This Summer DIVE INTO DONOR MANAGEMENT THIS SUMMER

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Jul 23, 2019

Dive into a pool, dive into a good book, dive into donor management this summer Investing in a donor management system during the summer months is ideal to position your organization for a successful year end. Do not let the summer months pass you by and invest in a donor management system to boost ...

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Artificial Intelligence 101 for Nonprofits ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 101 FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 23, 2019

Nonprofit professionals hear the term Artificial Intelligence and realize that change is coming. What they may not realize is that this change will dramatically transform their world. The successful nonprofits of tomorrow will be the ones who invest time and money today to understand and embrace AI,...

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Nonprofits on health benefits: 2019 report NONPROFITS ON HEALTH BENEFITS: 2019 REPORT

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Jul 22, 2019

Good health benefits help recruit and retain valuable employees, but traditional group health insurance isn't working for a lot of small nonprofits.

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Big event fundraising trends BIG EVENT FUNDRAISING TRENDS

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Jul 22, 2019

Today, we spoke at the Institute of Fundraising’s annual conference, Fundraising Convention, and shared the key event fundraising trends we’ve been seeing on JustGiving.

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SOAR and Doc Transition Nonprofit Organization SOAR AND DOC TRANSITION NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Jul 22, 2019

Doc Hunsley announces the formation of SOAR Special Needs as a new non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Listen and hear how SOAR is going to grow and bless our special needs community.

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Compliance Risk Management for the Empowered Nonprofit COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT FOR THE EMPOWERED NONPROFIT

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Jul 22, 2019

Today’s mission-focused nonprofit leadership must effectively address reputational and operational risks related to compliance management. But transformational accounting technologies offer new opportunities to accelerate the observation of evolving standards and maximize organizational impact...

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4 Things to Consider When Setting a Monthly Donor Goal 4 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SETTING A MONTHLY DONOR GOAL

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Jul 22, 2019

At the recent Bridge pre-conference sustainer workshop I co-hosted, one of the attendees asked this question: “What is a realistic goal for monthly donor percentage as a percent of active donors?” Let me explain why there’s no one good answer to this other than that the current typ...

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