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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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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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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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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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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

blog article

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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How Different Generations Are Supporting Charity in 2019: Infographic HOW DIFFERENT GENERATIONS ARE SUPPORTING CHARITY IN 2019: INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 22, 2019

Every generation has its own style and preferences, be it music trends, fashion, career goals and political values. The same extends to their unique giving preferences. With ever broadening audiences, many nonprofits are finding success employing multi-channel campaigns: campaigns that utilize tradi...

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Stay in Flow: Dropbox for Nonprofits | Dropbox Business STAY IN FLOW: DROPBOX FOR NONPROFITS | DROPBOX BUSINESS

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Jul 19, 2019

Plan your next fundraiser event with Dropbox Business.

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Non-Profit Investigative Journalism and a New Age of Enlightenment | Simon Kretschmer | TEDxBerlin NON-PROFIT INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM AND A NEW AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT | SIMON KRETSCHMER | TEDXBERLIN

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Jul 19, 2019

Simon loves journalism. Although he isn't a writer. He once founded a school newspaper which succeed as a business, but it failed on the editorial side. This convinced him to use his business and organizational skills to enable great journalistic work to have an impact and be financially sustain...

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BAZA FOUNDATION BAZA FOUNDATION

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Jul 19, 2019

Donation and charity platforms have been in existence since time immemorial. The Internet has made taking donations online become an essential tool for charity advocates. As such a large number of donation and charity groups have now gone digital and are currently exploring the different opportuniti...

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The Charitable Deduction Odyssey THE CHARITABLE DEDUCTION ODYSSEY

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Jul 19, 2019

Individual income tax deduction for charitable giving provides a substantial incentive to give by reducing the economic cost of donating, according to the Tax Policy Center Briefing Book. In 2018, charitable giving by individuals was estimated to reach $299 billion at an annual revenue loss of aroun...

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ECCO ECCO'S NONPROFIT MINUTE WITH LOWCOUNTRYBIZSC

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Jul 18, 2019

Thank you to LowcountryBizSC for featuring East Cooper Community Outreach (ECCO) in their Nonprofit Minute series. We're always excited to share our story and celebrate our 30th year with the Charleston community.

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Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit World ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD

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Jul 18, 2019

We all understand that artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to permeate through all aspects of our work and personal lives. It is starting to impact every sector, including nonprofits. There is often the conversation about the digital divide, and it’s an idea that can also exist in the ph...

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Digital Fundraising: what, why and how? DIGITAL FUNDRAISING: WHAT, WHY AND HOW?

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Jul 18, 2019

The first online fundraising tools were launched in 1999 by Blackbaud and PayPal, and by 2018 72% of nonprofit organisations worldwide accepted online donations through their website. According to the 2018 Global NGO Technology report, 54% of donors prefer to donate online. These figures demonstrate...

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How to Compute the Opportunity Costs of Your Fundraising Events HOW TO COMPUTE THE OPPORTUNITY COSTS OF YOUR FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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Jul 18, 2019

Let me get to the point. If you are a fundraiser and spending significant time deciding on such things as the venue location, the font of the invitations, or the color of the centerpiece, you are losing money.

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7 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR NONPROFIT DONATION PAGE 7 WAYS TO UPGRADE YOUR NONPROFIT DONATION PAGE

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Jul 18, 2019

Elevation recently published this snazzy infographic running down 7 ways to upgrade your current nonprofit donation page. Use it as a checklist for your next online fundraising campaign.

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Best Practices for Upgrading Nonprofit Accounting Software BEST PRACTICES FOR UPGRADING NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

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Jul 18, 2019

How to know when it's time to upgrade your nonprofit accounting software and make your lives easier and your organization more transparent and sustainable.

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How Nonprofit Camps Are Changing in the Age of Technology HOW NONPROFIT CAMPS ARE CHANGING IN THE AGE OF TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 18, 2019

Nonprofit camps have thrived for so long because they offer the youth in their community a healthy, safe environment to escape to for a few weeks every summer. Parents and kids alike understand the value of summer camp in a young person is development. It makes sense that technology has been develop...

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Certainty in Uncertain Times: A Nonprofit CERTAINTY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO RISK MANAGEMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Jul 18, 2019

Whether your nonprofit organization specializes in camps, afterschool programs, elderly care, healthcare centers, or other services, you face situations each day that could cause your organization to be sued: A patron slips on the floor of a museum. A child breaks her arm during an after school fitn...

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Social Media Marketing Strategies for Savvy Fundraising SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR SAVVY FUNDRAISING

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Jul 17, 2019

As a veteran marketer, you are accustomed to operating with a marketing plan – but does that include a detailed social media strategy? If not, it should. Social media has evolved into an imperative marketing tool for companies of all shapes and sizes, including nonprofits.  This marketing...

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The 2019 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report THE 2019 FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIVING REPORT

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Jul 17, 2019

In a year of uncertainty related to tax reform and volatility in the markets, Fidelity Charitable® granted more than $5 billion to charity. The record-breaking results of 2018 were fueled by the collective generosity of more than 200,000 donors who remain actively engaged and enthusiastic about ...

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What nonprofit leadership needs to know about evaluation WHAT NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT EVALUATION

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Jul 17, 2019

One of the most important decisions an executive director makes is how to staff evaluation. After that, it is critical to be a vocal advocate for learning. Below are some simple talking and framing points that will help you orient your staff and stakeholders for a successful evaluation partnership.

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO RISK MANAGEMENT

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Jul 17, 2019

It is a big world out there. As a nonprofit, there are plenty of opportunities to take and tough decisions to make. But with everything you do, there’s some amount of risk that comes with it. It can be hard to know where you are vulnerable and which bases you forgot to cover. That is where we ...

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Ecosystem Infographic THE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING ECOSYSTEM INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 17, 2019

How much did Americans give to nonprofits and charities this past year? Where did charitable giving come from and what causes did it go to? Let's dive into the numbers and data with this handy infographic!

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LinkedIn Ads for Nonprofit Fundraising - 2019 LINKEDIN ADS FOR NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING - 2019

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Jul 17, 2019

LinkedIn is the largest professional social network and has the ability to target ads at all types of employees/companies. This video walks through the basics of how to think about LinkedIn ads for a nonprofit.

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The Impact of On-Demand Support on Event Fundraising Performance THE IMPACT OF ON-DEMAND SUPPORT ON EVENT FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE

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Jul 17, 2019

In the latest white paper from Charity Dynamics, “The Impact of On-Demand Support on Event Fundraising,” we examine how on-demand support for your participants can be a simple but important way to ensure your online event fundraising goes smoothly.

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An Open Letter to the Largest Percentage of the Nonprofit Workforce AN OPEN LETTER TO THE LARGEST PERCENTAGE OF THE NONPROFIT WORKFORCE

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Jul 17, 2019

In 2014, those of you born between 1980 and 2000 became the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, including the social sector—those working in the purpose space either for nonprofit or for-profit organizations. Half of you are already occupying management roles. Five years in, what&rsquo...

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How to Optimize Your Nonprofit HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR NONPROFIT'S PROSPECT PIPELINE

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Jul 17, 2019

If you serve on the board of a charity or are involved with a nonprofit organization, you've probably heard of the prospect pipeline. It's the framework and process that fundraisers go through when they work to find and nurture the people who ultimately become first-time or repeat donors. Si...

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7 Ways to Boost Your Fundraising 7 WAYS TO BOOST YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Jul 17, 2019

As a Personal Fundraising Coach, I encourage all of my clients to challenge themselves when it comes to fundraising. My hope for each and every nonprofit is for them to step outside of their comfort zone and try at least one new thing every month or quarter. The best part? You do not have to go at i...

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ProPay Integration for Nonprofits: Easy Online Payment Processing PROPAY INTEGRATION FOR NONPROFITS: EASY ONLINE PAYMENT PROCESSING

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Jul 16, 2019

Running a nonprofit is no small feat. You’re on a mission to make the world a better place, but you only have a shoestring budget to make it happen. Whether you’re saving animals, teaching children, feeding the homeless, or helping push forward another worthy cause, it takes money to put...

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4 Practical Ways to Strengthen Your Volunteer Training for Nonprofits 4 PRACTICAL WAYS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR VOLUNTEER TRAINING FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 16, 2019

When designing volunteer training for nonprofits, your biggest challenge may be how to create a complete program that does not scare volunteers away. Often, organizations have daunting amounts of information volunteers must learn in order to perform with confidence. Programs must be assured that vol...

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Nonprofit Organizations: Planning for Sustainability NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABILITY

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Jul 16, 2019

Nonprofits have a core mission at the forefront of everything they do for the communities they serve. They have a unique responsibility to invest funds provided by donors that share a passion for that organization mission. In fact, nonprofit organizations have the same capital needs as business owne...

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To Help More Young People, These Nonprofits Learned to Tap the Talent of Older Ones TO HELP MORE YOUNG PEOPLE, THESE NONPROFITS LEARNED TO TAP THE TALENT OF OLDER ONES

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Jul 16, 2019

How can nonprofits tap a new and growing source of talent — people over 50 — to improve the lives of the children and youth they serve? To help answer the question, nine youth-serving nonprofits — all members of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities — hired a diver...

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Organizational Fund Partners: Adoption Network Cleveland ORGANIZATIONAL FUND PARTNERS: ADOPTION NETWORK CLEVELAND

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Jul 16, 2019

What is an organizational fund and how can one strengthen a nonprofit you care about?

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Protect your nonprofit from occupational fraud threats PROTECT YOUR NONPROFIT FROM OCCUPATIONAL FRAUD THREATS

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Jul 16, 2019

Not for profit organizations do not lose as much to occupational fraud as for profit businesses do. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 2018 Report to the Nations, nonprofits lost a median amount of $75,000 during the 21 month study period, compared with $164,000 for private fo...

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Beto O BETO O'ROURKE FALTERS IN Q2 FUNDRAISING

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Jul 16, 2019

Once a fundraising leader among Democratic presidential candidates, former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke only managed to collect $3.6 million during the second quarter of the year, which saw him tumble behind his competitors. During the first 18 days of his presidential campaign, O'Rourke raised ...

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2 Social Science Insights to Strengthen Your Fundraising 2 SOCIAL SCIENCE INSIGHTS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Jul 16, 2019

At its core, fundraising is a persuasive craft. It involves using rational and emotional appeals to move listeners and readers to take some action, such as making a gift or volunteering time, in support of your cause. And while fundraising communications are often counterintuitive to people outside ...

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7 Tips to Improve Your Nonprofit Email Marketing Conversion Rate 7 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR NONPROFIT EMAIL MARKETING CONVERSION RATE

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Jul 16, 2019

Nonprofit email marketing is an incredible tool. It is a direct line to your most engaged donors and a reliable way to deliver your important messages. Unfortunately, it is also difficult to execute perfectly. Nonprofits are sending more emails now than any time before, but we are seeing a decline i...

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Break Open Ticket Reporting for NonProfits BREAK OPEN TICKET REPORTING FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 15, 2019

This is a tutorial for NonProfits using Break Open Tickets as a means of fund raising.  All NonProfits are required by law to report data on the tickets they purchase and the funds received from game play.

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Crowdsourcing and Nonprofits CROWDSOURCING AND NONPROFITS

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Jul 15, 2019

The crowd is a diverse group of capable individuals who can make a significant contribution to your non-profit organization. Crowdsourcing is community engagement at a much larger scale, and for non-profits it goes far beyond raising money. From pooling knowledge to micro-volunteering, consider taki...

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How to Improve Fundraising for A Nonprofit Organization HOW TO IMPROVE FUNDRAISING FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Jul 15, 2019

Peter Drucker is famous for saying Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things, in his book The Essential Drucker. While I agree with that, I also believe that success in fundraising is doing the right things, the right way, consistently. There really are best practices, t...

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How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for Major Changes HOW TO PREPARE YOUR NONPROFIT FOR MAJOR CHANGES

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Jul 15, 2019

Have you ever changed your email marketing system, CRM, fundraising software, or another technology that you rely on? A technology change in your organization can be exciting, but it can also create tension, confusion, and a lack of ownership if not prepared for properly. While it’s important ...

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete spend-to-revenue analysis to justify their investmen...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Beneficial Giving Vehicles for Charitable Individuals in 2019 BENEFICIAL GIVING VEHICLES FOR CHARITABLE INDIVIDUALS IN 2019

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Jul 14, 2019

The Act left intact the Qualified Charitable Distribution (a/k/a charitable IRA rollover) which allows individuals over 70½ to make charitable gifts directly from an IRA (traditional or Roth) up to $100,000 each year to a qualifying charitable organization. The distribution can be used by ind...

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How Today’s Nonprofits Are Collecting And Using Data HOW TODAY’S NONPROFITS ARE COLLECTING AND USING DATA

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Jul 14, 2019

In the spring of last year, eleventy vice president of strategy and development Angie Moore set out to learn how nonprofit organizations were capturing and using data. To obtain this information, Angie created a 10-question survey. Ultimately, 528 nonprofit organizations completed the survey, provid...

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8 Nonprofit Organizations in Montclair, NJ 8 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN MONTCLAIR, NJ

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Jul 14, 2019

Montclair, NJ is home to some incredible nonprofit organizations that do a lot for the community.

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My Experience Applying Continuous Improvement to a Non-Profit Organization MY EXPERIENCE APPLYING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TO A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Jul 14, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to partner with a nonprofit organization that provides food and shelter to the homeless population in the local area. It was my first time applying the principles and tools of continuous improvement to the nonprofit world, and I was amazed to discover how well the conc...

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DeLand church and nonprofit cover $7.2M in medical debt DELAND CHURCH AND NONPROFIT COVER $7.2M IN MEDICAL DEBT

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Jul 12, 2019

Crippling medical debt held by families in five Central Florida counties will be forgiven after Stetson Baptist's donation to RIP Medical Debt.

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Nonprofits Share Top Priorities in Nationwide Survey NONPROFITS SHARE TOP PRIORITIES IN NATIONWIDE SURVEY

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Jul 12, 2019

We are officially halfway through the year, and while some people are relishing the long days of summer sun, nonprofit professionals are using the summer slump to prepare for giving Tuesday, perform a nonprofit SWOT analysis, or read the latest industry reports. The slower summer months are not only...

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Content Curation Ideas CONTENT CURATION IDEAS

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Jul 11, 2019

Here are five tips to find content for your nonprofit social media networks. Implement these ideas to keep your nonprofit's social media networks functioning like a well-oiled machine.

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Insider Secrets to Successful Volunteer Management INSIDER SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

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Jul 11, 2019

Most people volunteer their time, efforts, and talents because they receive an emotional or functional benefit from doing so. Emotional benefits are motivators or principles about which people feel strongly, like the feeling of belonging, pride, or love. Functional benefits are requirements that a p...

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5 Reasons Why Remote Team Members Are Good For Your Nonprofit 5 REASONS WHY REMOTE TEAM MEMBERS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jul 11, 2019

Finding and recruiting professionals for your nonprofit can be a time-consuming task. You likely have a list of qualifications, expectations and goals, but can be limited to your city when it comes to finding that perfect person. This is where remote work can help. By removing the geographical barri...

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What Business and Nonprofit Leaders Should Know about Payroll Tax Audits WHAT BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT LEADERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PAYROLL TAX AUDITS

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Jul 11, 2019

What comes to mind when you hear you’re about to be audited? If you’re like most people, it’s an unpleasant idea focused solely on proving the accuracy of recent income tax returns. That’s not the only type of audit though; the IRS conducts a number of less familiar audits th...

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The Best Platforms & Tools for Nonprofits THE BEST PLATFORMS & TOOLS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 11, 2019

These days, even the smallest nonprofits can behave like a big operation thanks to the proliferation of online platforms and tools available to them often at no cost. Faced with perennially limited budgets and staffing, nonprofits can stretch their resources by leveraging a variety of apps and digit...

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Charity and donation infographic CHARITY AND DONATION INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 10, 2019

Charity and donation infographics presenting information about work of charity organizations and volunteering flat illustration.

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FundRazr for Nonprofits FUNDRAZR FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 10, 2019

FundRazr's enterprise-class complete online fundraising functionality is being used by 4000 nonprofits and charities worldwide. Our platform is a unique combination of powerful feature set and nonprofit-friendly cost. Get started right away for free.

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How to get a crowd if you are a charity? HOW TO GET A CROWD IF YOU ARE A CHARITY?

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Jul 10, 2019

One of the most common questions we're being asked is "If I am new to crowdfunding or a new nonprofit, how do I get a crowd?"

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Fundraising with Facebook Ads for Nonprofits on $100/Month FUNDRAISING WITH FACEBOOK ADS FOR NONPROFITS ON $100/MONTH

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Jul 10, 2019

Running Facebook ads on a $100 a month budget to fundraise and increase visibility of your content. This is part of the multi-part series to increase the impact of ads on a budget.

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Mind Power Empowering Powerful Fundraising MIND POWER EMPOWERING POWERFUL FUNDRAISING

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Jul 10, 2019

A sometimes too straight-talking column that challenges status-quo giving practices, inspires new and radical solutions, and will hopefully lead to a New York Times Bestseller; so I can start wearing argyle sweaters and smoking a pipe, because that's what NYT bestsellers do. "I will be lean...

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Google for Nonprofits: Why & How to Apply GOOGLE FOR NONPROFITS: WHY & HOW TO APPLY

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Jul 10, 2019

Want to step up your nonprofit is marketing, but do not quite have the budget for new tools and programs? Google for Nonprofits can help with that. Through the Google program, your nonprofit can apply to use a variety of Google products and other Google tools for free, where payment would typically ...

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State groups and local governments pledge to get people involved in census, but state of FL? Not so much STATE GROUPS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PLEDGE TO GET PEOPLE INVOLVED IN CENSUS, BUT STATE OF FL? NOT SO MUCH

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Jul 10, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis may be using a hands off approach to getting Floridians counted in the 2020 U.S. Census, but local governments and the nonprofit Florida group TaxWatch said Wednesday it’s critical to invest in the census to make sure communities get their fair share of federal dollars. An un...

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The Nonprofit CFO’s Survival Guide THE NONPROFIT CFO’S SURVIVAL GUIDE

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Jul 10, 2019

Increasing revenue. Consolidating across multiple entities. Budgeting. Implementing internal controls. Facilitating audits and compliance reporting. Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook the fact that CFOs of nonprofit and for-profit organizations alike do, indeed, share many of the same challenges...

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3 Nonprofit Performance Metrics Worth Tracking 3 NONPROFIT PERFORMANCE METRICS WORTH TRACKING

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Jul 09, 2019

Nonprofit organizations, including those in the social services sector, face several potential challenges in determining how to most effectively use performance measures to demonstrate success. Frequently, the metrics tracked don’t necessarily demonstrate an organization’s impact in the ...

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7 Differences Between Nonprofit and For-Profit Organizations 7 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN NONPROFIT AND FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jul 09, 2019

The most significant difference between nonprofits and for-profit organizations lies in their purpose: nonprofits have a social mission, while for-profits aim to offer products and services that are valuable to consumers and generate revenue. Nonprofits also receive certain tax breaks. Check out the...

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Three Reasons Why Year-Round Communication is Vital to Fundraising THREE REASONS WHY YEAR-ROUND COMMUNICATION IS VITAL TO FUNDRAISING

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Jul 09, 2019

Newsletters and other year round communications are an effective way to stay connected with your supporters and direct their involvement where it is most needed. Here we’ve outlined a few ways to use your newsletter to help you fundraise at all times of the year.

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The Fundraising Trends of 2019 You Don’t Want to Miss THE FUNDRAISING TRENDS OF 2019 YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

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Jul 09, 2019

If you are looking for ways to boost your 2019 fundraising efforts for your nonprofit organization, you are in the right place. There is no better way to do so than by knowing the trends within your niche. Understanding what is happening around you helps you to think ahead, learn people behaviors, a...

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Microsoft Making Strides with Nonprofit CRM Strategy MICROSOFT MAKING STRIDES WITH NONPROFIT CRM STRATEGY

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Jul 09, 2019

Microsoft is starting to make strides with nonprofit CRM strategy. As I wrote in April 2018 after the Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft indicated it wants to support the nonprofit sector in an entirely different way. One year later, Microsoft is still acting on that vision. W...

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Risking It All to Save the World RISKING IT ALL TO SAVE THE WORLD

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Jul 09, 2019

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center team thanks the First Nonprofit Foundation for funding the research and development of this publication.

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2019 Nonprofit LEADERSHIP IMPACT STUDY 2019 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP IMPACT STUDY

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Jul 09, 2019

In today’s thriving nonprofit sector, it’s vital for nonprofit leaders to be in the know about key tactics that make an organization run effectively and efficiently, while finding opportune ways to bring in more revenue. There is an abundance of information and resources to help nonprofi...

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Charitable donations CHARITABLE DONATIONS

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Jul 09, 2019

PolloPollo is a solution built on the Obyte cryptocurrency platform that seeks to fix charity donation problems. With PolloPollo donors can donate directly to people in need, without the need for charities to act as middlemen.

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A How-To Guide for Nonprofit Board Engagement A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR NONPROFIT BOARD ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 09, 2019

Effective nonprofit board management is about more than To Do lists or getting through an agenda. You need to be able to communicate effectively, to let your board know what your organization expects from them and, above all, respect your members time and service. These qualities will ensure you hav...

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Why Powerful Tools Are Important to Your Nonprofit WHY POWERFUL TOOLS ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jul 09, 2019

The word Powerful is one of the more popular words in the software lexicon. It sounds impressive, and it gets people excited because they want to know that their software is going to do something great for them. Unfortunately, it is also hard to quantify, which leaves some people unclear. How can yo...

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4 Ways to Recruit Volunteers for Your NonProfit 4 WAYS TO RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jul 09, 2019

Volunteers are the lifeblood of a non-profit organization. They are passionate advocates for organizations, sharing their involvement with friends, neighbours and colleagues. A non-profit will not find more effective public relations than a motivated volunteer, the truest of ambassadors! Not only do...

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What is a nonprofit Grant System? WHAT IS A NONPROFIT GRANT SYSTEM?

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Jul 08, 2019

To efficiently pursue grants, nonprofits need a grant system in place to help them track their efforts. Essentially, the system is a series of practical steps needed to establish a strong grant writing system within an organization.

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5 Time-Saving Marketing Hacks for Busy Nonprofits 5 TIME-SAVING MARKETING HACKS FOR BUSY NONPROFITS

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Jul 08, 2019

At MobileCause, we know that life as a nonprofit professional is rewarding but It can also be challenging. Difficult to do all the things you want to make a difference, yet not having all the time and resources necessary to achieve your mission can leave you feeling stuck.

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The Longest Day - How your fundraising helps THE LONGEST DAY - HOW YOUR FUNDRAISING HELPS

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Jul 08, 2019

The Longest Day is an endurance golf marathon designed to test your skill, strength and stamina. The challenge is to successfully complete four rounds of golf from dawn to dusk and raise funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and support services.

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A Guide to Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization A GUIDE TO STARTING AND RUNNING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Jul 08, 2019

Welcome to the world of nonprofit organizations! You are starting down a noble path, following in the footsteps of so many who have chosen the path of service to the community (whether around the corner or around the world) instead of the pursuit of commercial gain in business. If you continue this ...

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We do Three Things - Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne WE DO THREE THINGS - COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER FORT WAYNE

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Jul 08, 2019

At the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, we do three things: We help people make their charitable giving more impactful, we connect funding to nonprofits through effective grantmaking, and we provide leadership to address community needs and improve quality of life.

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Grassroots Nonprofit Marketing Campaigns: 4 Stellar Examples GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT MARKETING CAMPAIGNS: 4 STELLAR EXAMPLES

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Jul 08, 2019

Grassroots nonprofit marketing campaigns are a valuable opportunity for nonprofits to raise awareness of the mission that sparked the commencement of the organization itself. These campaigns provide an opportunity to share your passion! The term "grassroots" refers to the foundation of an ...

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“We Need More Money” Isn’t a Fundraising Plan “WE NEED MORE MONEY” ISN’T A FUNDRAISING PLAN

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Jul 08, 2019

Often when I ask folks what their needs and fundraising plan are, I’ll hear: “We need to raise more. With more money we could do so much more.” That’s not a fundraising plan. It’s hopeful thinking.  And while I’ve nothing against feeling hopeful, you know the...

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SiriusDecisions B-to-B Fundamentals with Elisabeth Medaris SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B FUNDAMENTALS WITH ELISABETH MEDARIS

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Jul 08, 2019

At SiriusDecisions, we’ve created a b-to-b fundamentals course to help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and develop meaningful, ongoing relationships with customers.

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre-qualified, early-stage opportunities? How can sal...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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Participatory Action Research Grants PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH GRANTS

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Jul 06, 2019

Participatory Action Research Grants support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities. The research must be a collaboration between community organizations and institutions with access to a...

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Choosing the best fund vs the right fund CHOOSING THE BEST FUND VS THE RIGHT FUND

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Jul 05, 2019

Many people have this idea that there is a ‘best’ fund out there that they should buy. If you look at performance and other criteria, there really are funds which may be the best. But should you be buying them? Not necessarily. Buying the right fund is like buying a new pair of jeans. Th...

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134 grants $2.7 million 134 GRANTS $2.7 MILLION

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Jul 05, 2019

Supporting the communities where we work and live, while uniting and empowering employees. Since 2000, the ACECF has raised more than $56 million and awarded 2,247 grants to local and regional organizations. When we created the ACECF in 2000, Altria’s employees wanted their donations to go fur...

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How To Write An Amazing Nonprofit Newsletter HOW TO WRITE AN AMAZING NONPROFIT NEWSLETTER

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Jul 05, 2019

There are a lot of ways your organization can promote the great activities you’re doing. So how do you pick which one is right for you? For Mark and Joanne, who ran a kids’ summer camp, it was a big decision. Since they had limited time for promotion, they wanted to make sure they’...

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What Is Your Nonprofit Career Story? WHAT IS YOUR NONPROFIT CAREER STORY?

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Jul 05, 2019

What is your nonprofit career story? It seems that every week someone contacts me through various vehicles and asks for a career advice meeting. I enjoy helping others and always seek to answer their questions. In a recent meeting, someone asked me about my career progression and success I have enjo...

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Systems Change Grant SYSTEMS CHANGE GRANT

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Jul 04, 2019

Systems Change grants support projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing societal, environmental or cultural issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions. If your project involves research that is co-led by community members and researche...

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How To Start Live Streaming Video to Engage Your Nonprofit’s Audience on Social Media HOW TO START LIVE STREAMING VIDEO TO ENGAGE YOUR NONPROFIT’S AUDIENCE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Jul 03, 2019

I am sure you have heard the old saying a picture is worth a thousand words. Well if that is true, using video to share your organization is message and mission is priceless The impact of using live streaming as part of your social media marketing strategy should not be discounted.What exactly does ...

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The Trouble with Nonprofit Website Design Inspiration THE TROUBLE WITH NONPROFIT WEBSITE DESIGN INSPIRATION

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Jul 03, 2019

When you need a creative spark, looking around for website design inspiration can jump-start your brainstorm and help you decide your likes and dislikes. But if you’re not careful, compiling a bunch of examples can get your website project off on the wrong foot. Before you spend too much time ...

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A Guide To Effective Team Management For Nonprofits A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE TEAM MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 03, 2019

Have you ever watched someone try to catch a chicken? Running around the yard, arms waving, following the elusive chicken to and fro in wild patterns? This was the image that often came to mind when Elizabeth was chairing her association's annual fundraising luncheon. Between running meetings, o...

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Nonprofit Strategy and Planning by the Numbers NONPROFIT STRATEGY AND PLANNING BY THE NUMBERS

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Jul 03, 2019

Increasingly, nonprofits are turning to more flexible strategic frameworks to guide their board and staff instead of formal strategic plans. This infographic outlines this evolution and includes description of different strategy and planning options. Articulates organizational priorities and provide...

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Donor Software: 6 Essential Tools to Drive Your Mission DONOR SOFTWARE: 6 ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO DRIVE YOUR MISSION

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Jul 03, 2019

When it comes to donor software, your nonprofit should take advantage of the right tools and resources to most effectively track your relationships with your supporters. After all, if you want to obtain new donors and retain the ones you have, the right software will help you manage all aspects of y...

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Quality Data Is Essential to Maximize Your Fundraising Potential QUALITY DATA IS ESSENTIAL TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING POTENTIAL

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Jul 03, 2019

Quality data is critical in helping to deepen our relationships with our donors. Data can help develop an action plan to use with each donor. It is needed to determine donor interests, appropriate gift requests, appropriate timing and appropriate recognition and appreciation. What data does your non...

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Supporting Non-Profits SUPPORTING NON-PROFITS

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Jul 03, 2019

Members of the KEXP staff talk about the benefits of working alongside Jacobson Jarvis & Co., an accounting firm dedicated to helping nonprofits achieve their missions.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Affinity Scores to Strengthen Constituent Relationships HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE AFFINITY SCORES TO STRENGTHEN CONSTITUENT RELATIONSHIPS

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Jul 03, 2019

Nonprofits today face significant challenges in providing a world-class experience to their valued constituents. Fraught with organizational silos in their programs and services, nonprofits find themselves with a limited understanding of their constituents. Who are they? How do they engage with nonp...

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Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin: Hot Tips - funding sources and Programme recap FUNDRAISING FELLOWSHIP, DUBLIN: HOT TIPS - FUNDING SOURCES AND PROGRAMME RECAP

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Jul 03, 2019

Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of Business to Arts, recaps what Fundraising Fellowship is, its focus and what it can offer to cultural organisations in the long term. Part of a series of videos produced by the Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin programme. Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin is a p...

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The Social Donor Study THE SOCIAL DONOR STUDY

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Jul 03, 2019

Who Are Social Donors? Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults identify themselves as a Social Donor. Event Donors Attended a ticketed fundraising event like a gala. golf tournament. etc Majority prefer additional donation requests come from social network. Social Donors care more about impact than recognit...

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Giving Days: Strategies for Success GIVING DAYS: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

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Jul 03, 2019

From galas and auctions to luncheons, runs, walks, rides, and other campaigns, fundraising is a must have on any nonprofit’s calendar. Many nonprofits are turning to a new form of fundraising: dedicated Giving Days. These day long campaigns bring awareness to your mission and activate donors o...

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Ways Nonprofits Can Get Ahead This Summer WAYS NONPROFITS CAN GET AHEAD THIS SUMMER

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Jul 03, 2019

Whether you are an Executive Director who is serving as your organization’s Chief Everything Officer, or a Development Director specifically tasked with creating a fundraising strategy, the first step to raising the money you need to power your cause is creating a plan. This is particularly im...

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Why You Should Engage One-Time Donors Sooner WHY YOU SHOULD ENGAGE ONE-TIME DONORS SOONER

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Jul 03, 2019

The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019 examines trends in return donor behavior, specifically around supporter groups like peer-to-peer fundraisers, one-time donors, and recurring givers. With regard to one-time donors and recurring givers, our report finds that: Typical return donors will make a sec...

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How To Form A Nonprofit Corporation HOW TO FORM A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

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Jul 02, 2019

Are you ready to form a nonprofit corporation, and give back to others? A nonprofit corporation is defined as a corporation founded for a charitable purpose. Forming a nonprofit corporation has several similarities to incorporating a regular corporation. Ask these questions to figure out if you shou...

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3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers 3 PRINCIPLES FUNDRAISERS SHOULD ADOPT FROM SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Jul 02, 2019

I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship. Steep billing rates, adversarial positions, and dense subject matter hindered my ability to be really great at my job, so I turned to more mission-driven ...

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CLARK Philanthropy with Steve CLARK PHILANTHROPY WITH STEVE

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Jul 02, 2019

CLARK employee, Steve Ketterer describes the impact CLARK's commitment to philanthropy has made on his life and the lives of others.

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How the Google Ad Grant Works and How to Get Started HOW THE GOOGLE AD GRANT WORKS AND HOW TO GET STARTED

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Jul 02, 2019

In today’s nonprofit marketing video, we share how the Google Ad Grant works and how you can get started with the Google Ad Grant. If your nonprofit is interested in getting a Google Ad Grant, watch this video to learn why you should apply for it.

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7 Methods to Improve Donor Retention With Fundraising Tech 7 METHODS TO IMPROVE DONOR RETENTION WITH FUNDRAISING TECH

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Jul 02, 2019

Donor retention has finally become a top-of-mind subject for most fundraisers and a decent portion of nonprofit boards. Case in point, for the first time ever, during a speaking engagement in the Midwest, when the question was posed regarding who knew their organization’s donor retention rate,...

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How to Build a Fundraising Team When You’re Not the Boss HOW TO BUILD A FUNDRAISING TEAM WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS

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Jul 02, 2019

It can be tough working with a nonprofit team of volunteers, donors, and paid staff. Everyone has their own ideas, their own ways of working, and their own perception of what’s best for the organization. It’s a common challenge. It seems to pop up whenever three or more people get togeth...

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How Much Should I Give to Charity? HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE TO CHARITY?

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Jul 01, 2019

The 2019 Giving USA Report came out recently and confirmed what many nonprofit fundraisers already suspected: giving among everyday Americans is down. Experts have shared a number of theories about why this may be, including changes to the tax law and increased volatility in the stock market. Whatev...

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The Relevance of Charitable Trusts in 2019 and Beyond THE RELEVANCE OF CHARITABLE TRUSTS IN 2019 AND BEYOND

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Jul 01, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, by President Trump, nearly doubled the federal estate and gift tax exemptions for individuals, increasing the exemption from $5.49 million per individual in 2017 to $11.4 million in 2019, to be indexed for inflation each year. Our clie...

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30YearsofGiving in Canada Who gives, how and why? 30YEARSOFGIVING IN CANADA WHO GIVES, HOW AND WHY?

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Jul 01, 2019

We give generously Canadians give $14 billion annually to registered charities. New Canadians are giving more Annual average donation by new Canadians is $672, compared to $509 for those born in Canada. lt. 13 million Canadians volunteer time and talents to support charities and nonprofits and help ...

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3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Giving Trends 3 WAYS TO STAY AHEAD OF GIVING TRENDS

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Jul 01, 2019

Every year, Giving USA releases a report on philanthropy and giving in the United States. The annual report, released on June 18, 2019, gives comprehensive highlights on charitable giving trends in the United States. Due in part to the tax law change or volatile December 2018 market, overall giving ...

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Increasing Donor Impact: Your Donors Want Choices INCREASING DONOR IMPACT: YOUR DONORS WANT CHOICES

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Jul 01, 2019

Several months ago, I was sitting around a conference table with a prospective client talking about the process we needed to take to create our donor impact portfolio. When complete, the donor impact portfolio is a list of all the nonprofit organization’s programs and projects, broken out by e...

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ESG investing—a governance guide for nonprofit fiduciaries ESG INVESTING—A GOVERNANCE GUIDE FOR NONPROFIT FIDUCIARIES

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Jun 30, 2019

More and more nonprofits are seeking to align their behaviors—including how they invest—with their values. We recognize this desire and want nonprofit fiduciaries to understand the various steps involved in considering this objective, both in terms of the investment process as well as th...

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PHILANTHROPIC ISSUE FUNDS: IMPACT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DONORS AND NON-PROFITS PHILANTHROPIC ISSUE FUNDS: IMPACT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DONORS AND NON-PROFITS

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Jun 30, 2019

Philanthropic issue funds are philanthropy products that package together nonprofit organizations in “funds” that donors can give to as a portfolio. These types of products have long existed in the financial services market for managing investments, but are now also emerging in the phila...

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From high school student to youth entrepreneur: how this nonprofit is transforming lives FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR: HOW THIS NONPROFIT IS TRANSFORMING LIVES

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Jun 30, 2019

We set out to ignite in students, especially those who live in communities with fewer resources and less financial means, a passion for business education and entrepreneurship that transforms their thinking and provides a path to opportunity and fulfillment they never knew existed.

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Marketing Tactics for Non-Profits MARKETING TACTICS FOR NON-PROFITS

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Jun 30, 2019

Non-Profits often have a harder time with Marketing than a normal business does. So this week, Marcus is paying special attention to those out there doing good for our communities out of the goodness of their own hearts by giving them tips on marketing tactics they can implement with low-to-no budge...

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Donation Tiers to Boost Online Donations DONATION TIERS TO BOOST ONLINE DONATIONS

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Jun 30, 2019

Anna is a thirty-something woman who works in an art gallery. She’s always loved animals and spends a lot of time with her three dogs in the nearby park. During one of their walks, Anna saw an abandoned cat. She immediately acted, rushing the cat to the nearest animal shelter. The sh...

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40 Travel Experts & Non-Profit Leaders Weigh 40 TRAVEL EXPERTS & NON-PROFIT LEADERS WEIGH

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Jun 28, 2019

Despite some controversy, 80% of our experts feel that voluntourism is a positive trend. However, most of our experts felt that it is only a positive trend if volunteers understand the needs of the community and the non-profit, and put these needs before their own.

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What Nonprofits Can Learn From Tech Startups WHAT NONPROFITS CAN LEARN FROM TECH STARTUPS

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Jun 28, 2019

In his youthful zeal to change the ​world, Dan Sanchez joined a non-profit only to find how broken the world of non-profits could be. Discouraged by how difficult it was to do good, he joined a tech startup where he found answers to many of the issues he faced in the organizations aiming to change t...

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10 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS 10 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

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Jun 28, 2019

Executive Director: It is the Executive Directors responsibility to take rare of the day-to-day aspects of running the organization including administration, program oversight, and other oversight. Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the nonprofit organiza...

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Challenges and opportunities in grant application and reporting CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN GRANT APPLICATION AND REPORTING

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Jun 28, 2019

A national organization has dozens of foundation funders, each with a distinct application process, different requirements, and its own cycle for funding. As part of their annual report to a funder, staff from a nonprofit service agency have to categorize their clients according to the funder’...

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The Nonprofit Summer Reading List THE NONPROFIT SUMMER READING LIST

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Jun 28, 2019

The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals. While it might seem a little early to start thinking a...

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DCTV DCTV'S NEW CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS IS NOW OPEN

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Jun 27, 2019

Do you know of a nonprofit organization in Washington DC that has a great story to share? Our Capacity Building Grants enable nonprofit organizations at any budget level to tell quality stories, have vital conversations, and get valuable training. Apply today and join a vibrant community of impact m...

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How to find the right image marketing tool for your non-profit HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT IMAGE MARKETING TOOL FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT

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Jun 27, 2019

Millions of stock photos 0 illustrations. No local files (work can be lost d website is cane). Free icons. shapes 0 elements. Design overload (no updates to templates). The ability to upload your own photos. Photo litters and 1000s of easy-to-use templates. Over 65 mion free stock images 010.000 tem...

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Greedy or Grateful? Asking for More when Thanking Donors GREEDY OR GRATEFUL? ASKING FOR MORE WHEN THANKING DONORS

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Jun 27, 2019

Efficient fundraising is critical for the success of mission-driven nonprofits focused on the greater good. As private individual giving and in particular small donations from a large number of donors has gained in importance for nonprofits, understanding the role of traditional marketing and persua...

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More Nonprofits Are Becoming Eco-Friendly—Here MORE NONPROFITS ARE BECOMING ECO-FRIENDLY—HERE'S HOW YOURS CAN, TOO

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Jun 27, 2019

Most people who create nonprofit organizations do so because they have a charitable heart, and they wish to serve on the front lines of solving the worlds' toughest problems. One of the biggest issues we are facing today is epidemic pollution levels and rampant global warming. As such, many orga...

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The “C.I.A.” Solution to Identifying Donor Prospects THE “C.I.A.” SOLUTION TO IDENTIFYING DONOR PROSPECTS

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Jun 27, 2019

One of the questions we hear the most in our fundraising workshops for nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers and friends is, “Who should we approach for support?” This makes good sense. Identifying donor prospects, or donor discovery, is the first and essential building block of a w...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 27, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s grammar. Decoding means to “decipher”...

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The Birkenbihl Approach of learing THE BIRKENBIHL APPROACH OF LEARING

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Jun 27, 2019

In the following video, Vera F. Birkenbihl and Katharina Schaffer, describe the 4 steps of brain-friendly language learning according to Birkenbihl, namely: De-Coding, Active Listening, Passive Listening and Activities.

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BIRKENBIHL APPROACH: BRAIN FRIENDLY ACCELERATED LANGUAGE LEARNING BIRKENBIHL APPROACH: BRAIN FRIENDLY ACCELERATED LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Jun 27, 2019

Learners are supposed to pronounce right from the start. Either during the learning of vocabulary or during class (speaking the target language from the first moment). While this approach is believed to be particularly “modern” it is not brain-friendly. Consider that babies listen to lan...

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The Birkenbihl-Approach to Language Learning THE BIRKENBIHL-APPROACH TO LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Jun 27, 2019

Learners experience difficulties because even if vocabulary has been learned well, the words have been learned as individual units (e.g. “put” with several possible translations into the native tongue of learner) while now in context only one of these possibilities describes the meaning....

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The Website Maintenance Schedule Every Nonprofit Needs THE WEBSITE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE EVERY NONPROFIT NEEDS

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Jun 26, 2019

Maintaining a website is tricky work, especially when you're a nonprofit with limited resources and time. However tedious, it is absolutely essential. A poorly maintained website will cost you, not just figuratively, but in donations. In an industry where trust is of the utmost importance, losin...

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Why Is TechSoup Investing in a New Nonprofit Marketplace? WHY IS TECHSOUP INVESTING IN A NEW NONPROFIT MARKETPLACE?

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Jun 26, 2019

You know the TechSoup marketplace. In fact, it’s likely the first thing you knew about us. You know that we work with software providers from Fortune 50 companies to boutique product development groups to connect their philanthropic goals with civil society organizations around the world. Righ...

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7 Ways That Web-Based Fundraising is Changing 7 WAYS THAT WEB-BASED FUNDRAISING IS CHANGING

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Jun 26, 2019

Online fundraising is always shifting and so should your nonprofit’s strategy. But that’s not the same as jumping on every shiny new trend. There are more foundational changes afoot that are important to consider as you work to create a plan and get meaningful results from web-based fund...

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Go Volunteer Grant Scheme GO VOLUNTEER GRANT SCHEME

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Jun 26, 2019

Got an idea for a new volunteering project? If you are a student at Newcastle University you could be in with the chance to get funding from NUSU. All you have to do is get in touch! Not matter how wacky or practical your idea is, as long as it benefits others (and of course is a form of volunteerin...

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Philanthropy 101 Working with Foundations PHILANTHROPY 101 WORKING WITH FOUNDATIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

Office of CFR is responsible for cultivating, managing, and building relationships with foundation partners on behalf of the University. Often part of centralized advancement team that manages the philanthropic and corporate giving relationships across campus. Should work very closely with Office of...

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Should Your Nonprofit Be Using Facebook Fundraising? SHOULD YOUR NONPROFIT BE USING FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING?

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Jun 26, 2019

Let’s settle this once and for all: The Facebook fundraising feature isn’t a bad thing. If you’re an individual. By individual, I mean a personal cause campaign. Think raising funds for a sick friend, a grieving family or even a birthday campaign to support your local soup kit...