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Two Tax Policies Affecting Foundations and Nonprofits in 2020 TWO TAX POLICIES AFFECTING FOUNDATIONS AND NONPROFITS IN 2020

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Jan 28, 2020

As we begin a new year and a new decade, it is important to take stock not only in where we have been, but where we are going. You may think this is an odd beginning for a public policy blog, so please bear with me. Taking stock allows us to set new priorities and forge new paths. I hope as you plan...

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Reduce interruptions Boost productivity. REDUCE INTERRUPTIONS BOOST PRODUCTIVITY.

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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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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How your nonprofit can get the most out of Twitter HOW YOUR NONPROFIT CAN GET THE MOST OUT OF TWITTER

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Feb 13, 2020

Interested in using Twitter on behalf of your nonprofit, social enterprise or cause? Great, that willingness to take the plunge is a big step all by itself. Before you forge ahead, make sure you do the necessary prep work. How do you promote your mission or cause and engage with your followers while...

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4 Steps to Crushing Your Year-End Fundraising Goals 4 STEPS TO CRUSHING YOUR YEAR-END FUNDRAISING GOALS

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Feb 13, 2020

Did you know that 30% of all annual charitable giving happens in December? Ten percent of those donations come in the last three days of the year! Professional developers probably aren’t surprised by those statistics. Most nonprofits understand how critical year-end giving is to their annual f...

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40 Nonprofit Trends for 2020 40 NONPROFIT TRENDS FOR 2020

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Feb 12, 2020

As technology and innovation continue to be in the forefront of the nonprofit sector, 2020 will be about learning more about what these technologies and solutions have to offer and tying them back in with traditional fundraising strategies. New bright and shiny technologies are offering what seems l...

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5 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Resources for a Winning Strategy 5 PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING RESOURCES FOR A WINNING STRATEGY

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Feb 12, 2020

In the age where you can watch a movie on your phone and answer the phone on your watch, convenience is the name of the game. To provide a flexible fundraising experience for the modern donor, your nonprofit can leverage peer-to-peer fundraising. Whether you hold a DIY campaign year-round or host ti...

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Leverage Crowdfunding for Your Cause: Infographic shares 4 tips LEVERAGE CROWDFUNDING FOR YOUR CAUSE: INFOGRAPHIC SHARES 4 TIPS

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Feb 11, 2020

Crowdfunding, or any form of group fundraising, used to refer to startups and individual projects seeking investors. Today, online crowdfunding sites (think Kickstarter and GoFundMe) have expanded to give individuals and organizations alike the power to create simple online support campaigns.

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Donor Data: 5 Data Tips for More Efficient Fundraising DONOR DATA: 5 DATA TIPS FOR MORE EFFICIENT FUNDRAISING

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Feb 11, 2020

Each and every interaction your nonprofit has with supporters comes with a data point. Whether that’s an opened email newsletter, a social media comment, or the many digital donations made during your year-end fundraiser, these interactions provide a wealth of information.

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2020 Nonprofit Forecast: Eight Predictions for the Decade Ahead 2020 NONPROFIT FORECAST: EIGHT PREDICTIONS FOR THE DECADE AHEAD

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Feb 11, 2020

It’s the turn of a new decade, and several social, technological, economic and political forces promise to shape the future of the nonprofit sector. Some are already in play – or have been for some time – and are already challenging nonprofit organizations. They have the potential ...

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Nonprofits, here are 2020’s top 5 tech trends NONPROFITS, HERE ARE 2020’S TOP 5 TECH TRENDS

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Feb 10, 2020

New decade, new tech. The 20s are when nonprofits as a whole are going to use technology in unique and interesting ways. Many have already started to, which means there’s a lot trending this year.

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10 Digital Fundraising Ideas For 2020 10 DIGITAL FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR 2020

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Feb 10, 2020

Digital fundraising is growing massively. In fact, it’s becoming one of the most popular strategies to raise money. In the last two years, digital fundraising grew by 24%, of which 65% of traffic was on mobile. While it’s likely that you have a donation page on your website, there’...

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How to Start a Fundraising Team HOW TO START A FUNDRAISING TEAM

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Feb 07, 2020

This video will show you the steps on how to create a Fundraising Team for the Walk to END EPILEPSY - Texas.

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Bitdefender and Enable provide security for Non-profit and Education Fields BITDEFENDER AND ENABLE PROVIDE SECURITY FOR NON-PROFIT AND EDUCATION FIELDS

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Feb 07, 2020

Find out the main reasons why Bitdefender MSP Security Suite was the solution of choice for Enable Resource Group in ensuring the cyber security for Non-profit and Education organizations, as explained by James Vavra, Senior Network Engineer.

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Fundraising Trends in 2020 FUNDRAISING TRENDS IN 2020

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Feb 07, 2020

Love it or hate it, fundraising sits at the heart of nonprofit organizations. There is an entire industry occupied with encouraging people to part with their money, and that project gets even harder when those people aren't directly getting anything in return. Even so, the passion and generosity...

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Board Software for Nonprofits: Pros and Cons BOARD SOFTWARE FOR NONPROFITS: PROS AND CONS

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Feb 07, 2020

In many ways, nonprofits operate much like corporate boards, but there are some important differences. Nonprofits have unique compliance rules and other operating rules. One of the ways that they’re similar is that nonprofit board directors are under just as much scrutiny as other board direct...

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Responsive Marketing Automation Plays Nonprofits Can Use on Social Media RESPONSIVE MARKETING AUTOMATION PLAYS NONPROFITS CAN USE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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Feb 07, 2020

The success of marketing automation and responsive fundraising relies on the constant collection of donor data. It’s important to pull from website behavior and email engagements. However, to get a full picture of your donor, you need to pull from social media, too. We put together a list of a...

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Is Your Nonprofit Eligible for a Google for Nonprofits Google Grant? IS YOUR NONPROFIT ELIGIBLE FOR A GOOGLE FOR NONPROFITS GOOGLE GRANT?

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Feb 06, 2020

Did you know that Google gives out free advertising dollars to non-profit organizations? Did you also know that qualifying organizations could receive $10K or as much as $40K each month from Google to use for advertising and promoting their good cause? Want to find out if your non-profit organizatio...

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Social Media Best Practices for Nonprofits SOCIAL MEDIA BEST PRACTICES FOR NONPROFITS

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Feb 06, 2020

Social media channels are great tools for nonprofit organizations to utilize. Whether you’re using Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn or any other platform, staying connected with your donor base and volunteer network isn’t just beneficial, it’s necessary. When used correctly, soc...

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Frailty Myths - Nonprofit Communications Coaching Program Experience FRAILTY MYTHS - NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS COACHING PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

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Feb 06, 2020

Erinn Carter talks about her experience at Rootid's Communications Training program. Nonprofits participate in an 8-week coaching program that helps them identify key audiences, develop messaging through an equity lense and develop a marketing campaign that will help them amplify their mission w...

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Is Your Nonprofit Board Ready for a Major Campaign? IS YOUR NONPROFIT BOARD READY FOR A MAJOR CAMPAIGN?

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Feb 06, 2020

Your nonprofit board is vital to the success of your organization. Chances are, if you struggle to meet your budget each year, your board is not truly engaged — and you may not even have the right board. If you are looking toward a major campaign, you need to be sure that your board is ready f...

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Jump on Board: High-performing not-for-profit boards in fundraising JUMP ON BOARD: HIGH-PERFORMING NOT-FOR-PROFIT BOARDS IN FUNDRAISING

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Feb 05, 2020

Melissa is former Global Fundraiser of the Year (IFC, 2011) and Australian Fundraiser of the Year (FIA, 2011). She has facilitated philanthropic giving across education, the arts and health, and worked with hundreds of donors in Australia, Asia and the United States. Melissa has led four fundraising...

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Elevate Your Nonprofit Brand in 9 Steps ELEVATE YOUR NONPROFIT BRAND IN 9 STEPS

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Feb 05, 2020

You may have the perception that the word “brand” strictly refers to cosmetic elements, such as your logo or your website. And while your organization’s brand is reflected in your visual identity, it’s also much more than that. Part of your brand is how people feel when they ...

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3 Areas Nonprofits Need to Focus on for Operational Security 3 AREAS NONPROFITS NEED TO FOCUS ON FOR OPERATIONAL SECURITY

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Feb 05, 2020

As the pace of technology adoption quickens, so does the likelihood of cybersecurity breaches and data leaks that could have damaging impact on an organization’s ability to operate. While these threats are of concern to every sector, nonprofits, in particular, have unique facets that must be t...

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19 Future Fundraising Trends and Statistics 19 FUTURE FUNDRAISING TRENDS AND STATISTICS

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Feb 04, 2020

Giving Goes Digital in the Future of Fundraising. It has been discovered that the idea of raising funds online is growing very fast. Over the past decade, fundraising has improved significantly. In the year 2000, fundraising stood at 1.7% while in 2010, online fundraising alone stood at 10.7%. In an...

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United Way MPC Named Nonprofit of the Year 2020 UNITED WAY MPC NAMED NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR 2020

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Feb 04, 2020

The United Way of Monongalia and Preston Counties was named the 2020 Nonprofit of the Year by Morgantown Area Partnership and was recognized at the award dinner in January. This video was shown during the dinner.

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4 Ways Donation Transparency Increases Fundraising Success 4 WAYS DONATION TRANSPARENCY INCREASES FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

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Feb 04, 2020

There are more nonprofits than ever, which means there is more competition for donations. To complicate matters further, donors are more informed and savvier than ever. They know good fundraising, and they are cautious givers. Donors have access to more information, thanks to the internet, and are b...

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The Power of Branding Inspiring Nonprofit Support THE POWER OF BRANDING INSPIRING NONPROFIT SUPPORT

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Feb 03, 2020

In 1990, domestic automobile manufacturers found themselves in deep trouble. The innovative design and the quality of production long associated with the three dominant American brands, Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, had long been consigned to the annals of memory. The autos that rolled off of t...

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Fundraising Trends 2019: 5 Ways to Modernize Your Marketing FUNDRAISING TRENDS 2019: 5 WAYS TO MODERNIZE YOUR MARKETING

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Feb 03, 2020

Looking for some fresh ideas to energize your fundraising campaigns and your donor retention efforts? Wow your donors with these fundraising trends!

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CAN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORM THE NONPROFIT SECTOR? CAN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORM THE NONPROFIT SECTOR?

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Feb 03, 2020

Much has been written about how technology can help nonprofit entities achieve their missions. Yet, leadership in many nonprofits balks at the idea of expending precious resources on technology. This is unfortunate, because effective use of technology not only increases operating and fundraising eff...

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Over $1 Million Distributed To Local Non-Profit Organizations At The 11th Annual Great Charity Challenge OVER $1 MILLION DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT THE 11TH ANNUAL GREAT CHARITY CHALLENGE

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Feb 02, 2020

Palm Beach County cheered as equestrians and their mounts, representing local non-profit organizations, competed for a share of more than $1 million in prize money at the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments on Saturday, Feb. 1. Held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Ce...

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Why Donate - Infographic Template WHY DONATE - INFOGRAPHIC TEMPLATE

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Jan 31, 2020

Use an eye catching header and a combination of icons, charts and text blocks to draw your target audience’s attention. The template has a monochromatic color theme with complementing icon and font styles to give your infographic a professional finish.

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Best Ways to Fund Your Nonprofit Within 30 Days BEST WAYS TO FUND YOUR NONPROFIT WITHIN 30 DAYS

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Jan 31, 2020

As you know, starting a nonprofit requires hard work and dedication. The whole process of starting and financing a new nonprofit might be daunting, but there are many resources available to assist in guiding and helping you through the process. December is the month many nonprofit will strive to rai...

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Why 2020 Is the Year to Consider Digital Transformation at Your Nonprofit WHY 2020 IS THE YEAR TO CONSIDER DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AT YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jan 31, 2020

What is this thing they call "digital transformation" anyway? It sounds expensive and time consuming. It is really necessary for nonprofits? In a word, yes. There are lots of definitions of digital transformation running around out there, and I’m not going to add another one, but I w...

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7 Types of Donor Data to Include in Your Wealth Screening 7 TYPES OF DONOR DATA TO INCLUDE IN YOUR WEALTH SCREENING

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Jan 30, 2020

Who said donor data can’t be pretty? The infographic below, originally published by DonorSearch, highlights the seven types of wealth data that organizations should ask for when conducting bulk wealth screening. Bulk screenings are just one of many tools that researchers can use to collect inf...

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Social Media for Nonprofits: Your Guide to Getting Started the Right Way SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS: YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED THE RIGHT WAY

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Jan 30, 2020

Running a nonprofit is tough – between general business operations and amplifying your mission, there never seems to be enough time in the day. Your organization needs to be efficient in their use of time and marketing efforts. You need a way to maximize your brand awareness that doesn’t...

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Fundraise on Valentine FUNDRAISE ON VALENTINE'S DAY FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jan 30, 2020

Over $18 Billion is spent on Valentine's day, what if some of that money went to your favorite charity? There is a great opportunity for nonprofits to message on this day of love in order to promote their causes.

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What does Google’s featured snippet update mean for nonprofits? WHAT DOES GOOGLE’S FEATURED SNIPPET UPDATE MEAN FOR NONPROFITS?

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Jan 29, 2020

We all want featured snippets right? Since 2015 SEOs have been trying to gain the coveted position #0 for their search terms. And for good reason. With higher rankings, enhanced listings in the search engine results pages (SERPs) and increased click-through-rate, it’s a no-brainer. But on 22 J...

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Nonprofit Pharmaceutical Companies: Background, Challenges, and Policy Options NONPROFIT PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES: BACKGROUND, CHALLENGES, AND POLICY OPTIONS

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Jan 29, 2020

To address high drug prices and the challenges they create for access to drugs, organizations have been exploring and working to create nonprofit pharmaceutical companies. These nonprofit companies prioritize drug access and affordability in the United States as core components of their mission. In ...

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Developing a Nonprofit Tech Strategy: A Step-by-Step Guide DEVELOPING A NONPROFIT TECH STRATEGY: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

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Jan 29, 2020

As a nonprofit professional, you’re probably all too familiar with some of the many ways in which technology has completely changed how work gets done in our sector. Maybe you love new tech, or maybe you feel exhausted by it sometimes. Either way, it’s critical that you and your organiza...

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HR for Non-Profits HR FOR NON-PROFITS

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Jan 28, 2020

Non-profits rely on community awareness, fundraising and most of all the heart and soul of the mission. When the heart and soul are focused on endless HR tasks because the budget doesn’t allow for an internal HR department, that is where our HR Guides come in. Contact ERG Payroll & HR toda...

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How To Become A Nonprofit Thought Leader HOW TO BECOME A NONPROFIT THOUGHT LEADER

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Jan 28, 2020

The mission of your nonprofit is likely closely connected to your personal values, making nonprofit employees some of the most passionate advocates. While your internal team likely knows how dedicated and knowledgeable you are, there is a substantial opportunity to become a nonprofit thought leader ...

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WHY SOCIAL MEDIA MATTERS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WHY SOCIAL MEDIA MATTERS TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jan 28, 2020

Social media is no longer restricted to a college student’s favorite pastime. The digital space has permeated all aspects of industry and society, with social media distributed content driving trends and rapidly impacting our world. Over 80 percent of the US adult population is currently activ...

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Setting Up a Facebook Fundraiser SETTING UP A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER

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Jan 27, 2020

Take your MS Society fundraising further with a linked Facebook Fundraiser. You will be able to connect a Facebook Fundraiser through your National MS Society event participant center when you register for a Society event.

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7 Compelling Benefits of Cloud Computing and the 3 Most Important Facts Every Nonprofit Should Know Before Purchasing a Cloud Solution 7 COMPELLING BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING AND THE 3 MOST IMPORTANT FACTS EVERY NONPROFIT SHOULD KNOW BEFORE PURCHASING A CLOUD SOLUTION

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Jan 27, 2020

Moving to the cloud has many benefits and is perhaps the most important technology advancement in decades - promising immediate and posi ve impact on Nonprofits who adopt cloud compu ng.

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Branding THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NONPROFIT BRANDING

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Jan 27, 2020

Chances are you recognize the logos of brands you see every day. For example, everyone knows Target’s red-and-white bullseye, or the iconic Apple logo. Their branding is strong and distinctive enough that you may also instinctively trust those brands: you know them, and they’re familiar,...

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Instagram Fundraising For Your Nonprofit INSTAGRAM FUNDRAISING FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jan 27, 2020

In this video, you'll learn how to use Instagram Fundraising for your nonprofit.

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13 Tips to Level-Up Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Engagement Tactics 13 TIPS TO LEVEL-UP YOUR NONPROFIT’S SOCIAL MEDIA ENGAGEMENT TACTICS

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Jan 27, 2020

You’re posting photos. You’re sharing links. You’re responding to comments. Overall, you’re feeling pretty good about your nonprofit’s social media accounts, but some days, it can feel like you’re shouting into the void without much response. Given that social med...

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7 facts every nonprofit fundraiser should know about the path to online donations 7 FACTS EVERY NONPROFIT FUNDRAISER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE PATH TO ONLINE DONATIONS

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Jan 24, 2020

Successful online fundraising involves more than a donation page -it requires creating a complete path from acquisition to cultivation to conversion, with a website as mobile as your donors.

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4 Steps to Creating your 2020 Fundraising Roadmap 4 STEPS TO CREATING YOUR 2020 FUNDRAISING ROADMAP

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Jan 23, 2020

The beginning of the new year is always an exciting time in the fundraising world. Most of us are just coming down from the excitement of GivingTuesday and year-end giving. It is a time that we eagerly begin planning out the year ahead. Ideas of spring galas, summer 5ks, and fall open houses are alr...

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4 tips for building a strong nonprofit board 4 TIPS FOR BUILDING A STRONG NONPROFIT BOARD

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Jan 22, 2020

A nonprofit is only as strong as its leadership and that can include your board of directors. And while most nonprofit boards are volunteer positions (which can be contingent on how much time those volunteers have to give) there are some great ways to engage with and set up your nonprofit board for ...

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LinkedIn For Nonprofits: How It Can Help You Reach Your 2020 Goals LINKEDIN FOR NONPROFITS: HOW IT CAN HELP YOU REACH YOUR 2020 GOALS

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Jan 22, 2020

Maybe you’re already using it for your professional life, and have connected with lots of other nonprofit workers to trade best practices. Or maybe you made an account a few years ago when you were looking for a new position, and then promptly forgot about it. However you’re using it per...

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Advocacy Software: 13 Tools for Nonprofit Campaigns ADVOCACY SOFTWARE: 13 TOOLS FOR NONPROFIT CAMPAIGNS

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Jan 21, 2020

Advocacy can be defined as individuals taking action to publicly express their support for specific causes. These clear and defined actions help advance that particular mission or cause and promote its success. Advocacy software is the tool used by individuals who take these clear and supportive act...

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How do I see nonprofit organizations? HOW DO I SEE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS?

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Jan 21, 2020

As a researcher, I try to develop scientific management tools for nonprofit organizations, especially for strategic impact management.

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Nonprofit Marketing Strategies for 2020 NONPROFIT MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR 2020

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Jan 21, 2020

Nonprofit Marketing Strategies for 2020 // In today's video, Jeanette shares 5 foundational marketing strategies for nonprofits. If you focus on these 5 strategies, then your nonprofit will have a solid marketing foundation. Once your nonprofit has a solid marketing foundation, you can use more ...

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4 tips for nonprofit organizations when creating a compelling instagram photo 4 TIPS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS WHEN CREATING A COMPELLING INSTAGRAM PHOTO

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Jan 21, 2020

It’s essential for nonprofit organizations to stand out on social media since there are more than 1.5 million registered in the United States. As the popularity of Instagram continues to rise, organizations and brands have started to use the platform more frequently for marketing purposes.

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How Nonprofits Can Accelerate Their Donation Cycle with Automation HOW NONPROFITS CAN ACCELERATE THEIR DONATION CYCLE WITH AUTOMATION

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Jan 21, 2020

Non-profits around the world are changing the way work gets done through Robotic Process Automation (RPA).  Jeffrey Li and Morris Mao (Deloitte) helped the Adream Foundation process 1,000,000 transactions / month through RPA, winning an award from UiPath in the process.

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Social Media Fundraising: 6 Tips to Make It Work for You SOCIAL MEDIA FUNDRAISING: 6 TIPS TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU

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Jan 21, 2020

Social media fundraising presents a huge opportunity for nonprofits, but it’s hard to know what is worth focusing on first for your organization — especially when there are so many potential campaigns you can run and paths you can take. Plus, ever-mysterious algorithms that change by the...

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3 Affordable Website Builders Nonprofits Should Consider 3 AFFORDABLE WEBSITE BUILDERS NONPROFITS SHOULD CONSIDER

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Jan 21, 2020

Can you think of a website you recently visited that was beautiful and easy to navigate? How did it make you feel? It probably caused you to stick around longer, browse a little more, or consider adding a few extra things to the shopping cart. Now recall a website you visited that was of poor design...

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How to Successfully Fundraise if your NGO is Brand-New HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY FUNDRAISE IF YOUR NGO IS BRAND-NEW

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Jan 20, 2020

In this article we will give you an idea of what you have to do to be a successful fundraiser even if your NGO cannot show a long record of cooperations.

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How to Start a Sponsorship Program for Your Nonprofit HOW TO START A SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jan 20, 2020

In this video, I teach you how to start a sponsorship program for your nonprofit.

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Microsoft Tech for Social Impact Has Big Plans for the Nonprofit Sector MICROSOFT TECH FOR SOCIAL IMPACT HAS BIG PLANS FOR THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Jan 20, 2020

When your company is worth more than $1,200,000,000,000 (I had to count the number of zeros, just to make sure I had it right), you have a unique opportunity to shape a better world. Some might go as far as to say it’s a responsibility to do so. But what do you tackle? Well, if you’re Mi...

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5 Facebook Fundraising Tips for Nonprofits 5 FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 20, 2020

Facebook has 2.45 billion monthly active users, making it the biggest social network worldwide. It’s also the world’s third most visited website and 74% of all Facebook users log in to their accounts on a daily basis, where those users spend roughly 38 minutes per day using the platform....

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Online Fundraising: What Your Nonprofit Needs to Do to Be Compliant ONLINE FUNDRAISING: WHAT YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS TO DO TO BE COMPLIANT

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Jan 17, 2020

It’s 2020, a new decade has arrived and online fundraising is here to stay. Online fundraising makes it simpler for your donors to give, and easier for them to make recurring donations to support your mission. It also allows you to reach broader audiences. As you take advantage of new opportun...

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Strategic Time Horizons a Global Snapshot of Foundation Approaches STRATEGIC TIME HORIZONS A GLOBAL SNAPSHOT OF FOUNDATION APPROACHES

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Jan 17, 2020

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) is a nonprofit organization that currently advises on and manages more than $200 million in annual giving by individuals, families, corporations, and major foundations. Continuing the Rockefeller family’s legacy of thoughtful, effective philanthropy, RPA...

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New Accounting Standards for Grant-Funded Nonprofits: Are You Ready? NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS FOR GRANT-FUNDED NONPROFITS: ARE YOU READY?

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Jan 17, 2020

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)’s new standards for financial statements of grant-funded nonprofits are now in effect, and for nonprofits that manage several grants or rely on grants for a majority of their funding, this new accounting standard requires changing many internal p...

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Don DON'T CHOOSE A NONPROFIT CRM WITHOUT THESE 6 FEATURES

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Jan 16, 2020

If one of your employees asked for the contact information for a specific donor, how long would it take for you to find the current phone number or email address on file? Do you have a way of recording every interaction you have with a potential supporter? Can you easily process online donations? CR...

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Five ways nonprofits can benefit from marketing automation FIVE WAYS NONPROFITS CAN BENEFIT FROM MARKETING AUTOMATION

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Jan 16, 2020

Nonprofits (or not-for-profits) exist in a highly competitive world. According to a report from Giving USA, the sector is large and with one crucial exception, growing: Donations. American organizations and individuals provided record-breaking levels of support in 2017. Strong support continued in 2...

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Business On Board Spring 2020 BUSINESS ON BOARD SPRING 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

Designed specifically for business professionals and community members interested in serving on a nonprofit board, this half-day in-person workshop will explain the roles, responsibilities, and expectations involved. Whether you are thinking about committing to board service or already on a board, t...

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8 Traits of Successful Grant Writers 8 TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL GRANT WRITERS

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Jan 16, 2020

Grant writing success comes with experience. Done well, it can change the landscape of your nonprofit and the lives of your clients. Adding grants to your fundraising strategy can be daunting, but by emulating these traits of experienced and successful grant writers, you can increase your likelihood...

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Top ways to boost nonprofit fundraising through social media TOP WAYS TO BOOST NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

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Jan 16, 2020

Whether you want to see what’s happening with friends or get information on local businesses, chances are social media is one of your first stops. The same goes for many of the people who live in your community. As a nonprofit, asking for money is never easy, but with the right marketing appro...

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Streamlabs Launches Charity Fundraising Tool for Streamers STREAMLABS LAUNCHES CHARITY FUNDRAISING TOOL FOR STREAMERS

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Jan 15, 2020

Today we are proud to launch a new native fundraising platform empowering charities to reach their fundraising goals without added fees. Streamlabs’ native fundraising platform is a seamless experience for live streamers who can now fully produce a charity stream on one platform without relyin...

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Nonprofit Board Software - Servants at Work - Boardable Testimonial NONPROFIT BOARD SOFTWARE - SERVANTS AT WORK - BOARDABLE TESTIMONIAL

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Jan 15, 2020

Boardable customer Carol Smith of the nonprofit organization Servants at Work (SAWs©) tells us how Boardable's board management software has helped to streamline communications and improve the efficiency of her nonprofit board of directors.

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Twitter for Nonprofits: Does Your Organization Really Need to Tweet? TWITTER FOR NONPROFITS: DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION REALLY NEED TO TWEET?

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Jan 15, 2020

our Facebook page is thriving, and you're having a surprising amount of success engaging with members and supporters on LinkedIn. You can't help but wonder: is it time to jump on the Twitter train? Twitter is often called the modern public square. It's a space where people and organizati...

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6 Interactive Resources for Nonprofit Annual Planning 6 INTERACTIVE RESOURCES FOR NONPROFIT ANNUAL PLANNING

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Jan 15, 2020

Whether you are an established nonprofit or are just getting started, there are opportunities to assess, update, or add-on to your annual fundraising strategy. To help start the nonprofit strategic planning process, we’ve collected our top interactive resources that will help guide your team d...

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How To Tutorial on Nonprofit Storytelling HOW TO TUTORIAL ON NONPROFIT STORYTELLING

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Jan 14, 2020

It may seem counterintuitive to start with a story when crafting a marketing strategy, but, because stories help us relate and are memorable, they can ground your nonprofit’s strategy. Storytelling is a valuable tool to help donors understand the context in which you operate by seeing the chal...

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Key topics nonprofit organizations should consider KEY TOPICS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD CONSIDER

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Jan 14, 2020

Nonprofit organizations operate in a complex and evolving financial world. As one of the world’s largest investment managers, Vanguard has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations navigate their unique investing, organizational, and governance challenges. We recognize nonprofits differ by s...

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Is Your Non profit Client IS YOUR NON PROFIT CLIENT'S WEBSITE ADA COMPLIANT?

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Jan 14, 2020

Management Liability Leader Matt Kletzli discusses the Americans with Disabilities Act, pitfalls of website development for persons with disabilities, claims examples, and how this exposure is covered in a typical D&O policy.

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The Nonprofit Fundraising Ecosystem THE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING ECOSYSTEM

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Jan 13, 2020

In case infographics are not your thing, we've included high-level nonprofit fundraising and charitable giving information below:

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How To Dive Traffic To Instagram – For Nonprofit Organizations HOW TO DIVE TRAFFIC TO INSTAGRAM – FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jan 13, 2020

Instagram is one of the most utilized social media platforms in the world today and it only continues to grow. There are over ONE BILLION users and it is the second most engaged platform after Facebook. Let’s get real: people as a whole love visuals. We love seeing things and Instagram is all ...

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Nonprofit Revenue Recognition: Step 1 - Identify the Contract with the Customer NONPROFIT REVENUE RECOGNITION: STEP 1 - IDENTIFY THE CONTRACT WITH THE CUSTOMER

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Jan 13, 2020

In 2019 ASU 2014-09, "Revenue from Contracts with Customers" became effective. The standard sets a single framework for revenue recognition for all organizations, including nonprofit organizations.

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5 Call-to-Actions for Your Nonprofit’s Donation Confirmation Page 5 CALL-TO-ACTIONS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT’S DONATION CONFIRMATION PAGE

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Jan 13, 2020

Christy Noel, Vice President of Digital Marketing Services at MobileCause – a company that pioneered text-to-donate and also offers an extensive suite of online, mobile and event fundraising solutions. She advises nonprofits to accelerate their fundraising and engagement efforts through giving...

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Five Steps To Prepare For Your Nonprofit’s First Capital Campaign FIVE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT’S FIRST CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

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Jan 10, 2020

Capital campaigns are one of the most extensive campaigns that an organization will ever undertake. In most cases, an organization needs to fund capital purchases, upgrades, and/or renovations and repairs. Given their highly episodic nature, organizations that are seeking to undergo a capital campai...

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Comcast WA Nonprofit and Community Partners COMCAST WA NONPROFIT AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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Jan 10, 2020

We strive to build meaningful connections in our state to impact our communities, but we can't do it alone. That is why we partner with great local non-profits who help us to reach important groups and provide services that can truly change lives and make Washington state a better place.

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What is Nonprofit Marketing? WHAT IS NONPROFIT MARKETING?

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Jan 10, 2020

I recently got a call from the new part-time marketing manager of a community arts center. She told me she was willing to learn how to manage their email marketing program but was concerned that there was more that she should be doing. “We send out emails and have a website,” she told me...

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Great in Under Five Hours HOW TO MAKE YOUR NONPROFIT FACEBOOK PAGE GREAT IN UNDER FIVE HOURS

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Jan 10, 2020

Let’s face it: it’s basically a requirement for your nonprofit to be on Facebook these days. And there are definitely a lot of advantages. Just take this story of how Free the Children used Facebook likes to raise $2.4 million for their charity. Or how Patty Foley, the Membership Chairpe...

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Has Your Nonprofit Ever Conducted a Development Audit? HAS YOUR NONPROFIT EVER CONDUCTED A DEVELOPMENT AUDIT?

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Jan 09, 2020

During tax season, when you use the word “audit” you may think of a CPA spending several days combing through your financial paperwork and records. What I want to talk about is nothing like that but yet it is quite similar in many ways. A development audit is an assessment of your fundra...

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Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Best Practices 2020 ILLINOIS NONPROFIT PRINCIPLES AND BEST PRACTICES 2020

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Jan 09, 2020

Nonprofit organizations serve a critical role in today’s society by providing opportunities for advancing divested and underserved populations, facilitating volunteerism and civic engagement, and developing innovative approaches to solving complex issues--to name a few. In order to effectively...

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Binumi in the non-profit sector BINUMI IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR

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Jan 09, 2020

Binumi works directly with non-profit organisations to provide a complete video ecosystem for all internal and external video communications, with ready-to-go video stories and multi-level support and integrations.

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Focus on Reporting to Improve Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Results FOCUS ON REPORTING TO IMPROVE YOUR PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING RESULTS

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Jan 09, 2020

When you’re a busy nonprofit professional, it can be tempting to jump right into planning your next peer-to-peer fundraising campaign or event. You might even want to take a “copy-and-paste” approach — simply re-doing what you did with your last campaign — to save time....

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Nonprofit Community building Through Social Media NONPROFIT COMMUNITY BUILDING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

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Jan 08, 2020

It’s inescapable! Social media is here to stay. To grow your nonprofit community, leveraging this sophisticated, largely-adopted marketing avenue is going to be essential. It’s not hard to leverage this ever-growing tool, though. That’s what we’ll talk through today. It&rsquo...

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Email List Building for Nonprofits in 5 Steps EMAIL LIST BUILDING FOR NONPROFITS IN 5 STEPS

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Jan 08, 2020

Here’s an infographic showing how your nonprofit can build your email list with fresh subscribers who are guaranteed to be interested in your work, mission, and impact.

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Crush Your Nonprofit Digital Marketing This Year CRUSH YOUR NONPROFIT DIGITAL MARKETING THIS YEAR

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Jan 08, 2020

Whether your top priority is to double donation volume, increase recurring donors, or hold a successful event, effective marketing can help you reach almost all of your nonprofit’s goals. To leverage marketing efficiently, you need a holistic plan that takes all your efforts into account, trac...

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Why Marketing Automation for Nonprofits Matters to New Donors WHY MARKETING AUTOMATION FOR NONPROFITS MATTERS TO NEW DONORS

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Jan 08, 2020

When we talk about marketing automation for nonprofits, it’s easy to see what the organization gets out of it. Better communication with less tedium, more meaningful donor engagements, and increased giving. But we also talk about leading nonprofits shifting their engagement strategies to be mo...

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These Key Trends Will Shape Philanthropy in 2020 THESE KEY TRENDS WILL SHAPE PHILANTHROPY IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

And just like that, 2020 is here and so is a brand-new decade. We’ve spent time examining the major philanthropy trends and shifts that we witnessed in the last decade, and now, it’s time to look forward. Our CEO, Madeline Duva, recently shared with Forbes the key trends that will shape ...

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The State of Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit Sector THE STATE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Jan 06, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing our world on a daily basis. The world of medicine is being industrialized by artificial intelligence, the data you thought you owned is being used to manipulate elections, and everyone is connected, everywhere. Much research has been done on the State of Arti...

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Recurring Donors Also Make One-Time Gifts RECURRING DONORS ALSO MAKE ONE-TIME GIFTS

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Jan 06, 2020

In The State of Modern Philanthropy 2018, we found that recurring donors are over five times more valuable to your nonprofit than one-time donors. The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019 took the conversation further to examine the steps that donors take after making their first gift.

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4 End-Of-Year Insights That Will Boost Fundraising in 2020 4 END-OF-YEAR INSIGHTS THAT WILL BOOST FUNDRAISING IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

The holiday season (Thanksgiving - end of year) is when more than 20% of all funds are raised by nonprofits around the country. It’s a crucial time to activate your donors and supporters, but your efforts shouldn’t start or stop there. After analyzing key giving season trends from 2019 (...

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How to Engage With Your Donors: Donor Engagement Cycle HOW TO ENGAGE WITH YOUR DONORS: DONOR ENGAGEMENT CYCLE

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Jan 05, 2020

Whether you are a newbie in fundraising or a seasoned expert, you probably know that the key to successful fundraising lies in building relationships. When a donor is engaged with a nonprofit organization, they are much more likely to donate again and again (and give in other ways too). Beyond the p...

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Part 3 - Does your nonprofit need a business continuity plan? PART 3 - DOES YOUR NONPROFIT NEED A BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLAN?

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Jan 05, 2020

Part 3 of a three-part video series on whether your nonprofit needs a business continuity plan.

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How can non-profits benefit from ERP software? HOW CAN NON-PROFITS BENEFIT FROM ERP SOFTWARE?

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Jan 05, 2020

When thinking of non-profits, many people do not realize the ways in which even a small non-profit could benefit from the use of an enterprise software. But even the smallest of nonprofit organizations need employees, databases, and financial software just to run. We’ve written about the benef...

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New Feature Spotlight: Panorama NEW FEATURE SPOTLIGHT: PANORAMA'S DONATION FORMS

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Jan 03, 2020

Panorama by FrontStream, brings together fundraising walks, runs, rides, online auctions, and donor management for smarter fundraising.

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TechSoup TECHSOUP'S NONPROFIT TECH TRENDS FOR 2020

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Jan 03, 2020

We predict that it's going to be a big year in nonprofit technology in 2020. In just fundraising alone there are a ton of new innovations that you'll have to know about. GoFundMe Charity will be a game changer, smart speakers will become an important fundraising medium, and the controversial...

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3 ways to be a more effective fundraiser 3 WAYS TO BE A MORE EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISER

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Jan 03, 2020

How do you raise money to get an idea off the ground, support a community, or help change the world? Take a crash course on the secret art of successful fundraising with development strategist Kara Logan Berlin as she shows how you can learn to ask for the resources you need -- and get them, too.

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Is Your Nonprofit Ready for the New Year? IS YOUR NONPROFIT READY FOR THE NEW YEAR?

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Jan 03, 2020

We are now in a new year. Do we sit back, relax and be reactive? Or do we constantly evaluate our organization and seek improvements? What do you think your competition is doing, especially in an overly competitive nonprofit arena? If I were you, I would be proactive and determine continuous improve...

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7 Trends for Nonprofits in 2020 You Should Keep an Eye On 7 TRENDS FOR NONPROFITS IN 2020 YOU SHOULD KEEP AN EYE ON

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Jan 02, 2020

If you’re like other fundraisers, you’re always looking for the next big thing. It’s important to stay on the cutting-edge if you want to raise more money so your nonprofit can achieve its goals and further its mission. The fundraising landscape is evolving at a rapid pace. So, as ...

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What Nonprofits Need to Be Doing to Protect Data Post-GDPR WHAT NONPROFITS NEED TO BE DOING TO PROTECT DATA POST-GDPR

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Jan 01, 2020

With more businesses collecting and analyzing customer data, there have been increased calls for regulation and privacy. And organizations around the world have risen to the challenge, drastically altering their systems to properly protect their customers’ personal information and comply with ...

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Board Portal Software for Nonprofit Board Engagement & Meeting Management - Boardable BOARD PORTAL SOFTWARE FOR NONPROFIT BOARD ENGAGEMENT & MEETING MANAGEMENT - BOARDABLE

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Dec 31, 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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Google Ad Grants: How to Get and Effectively Use $10,000 Each Month to Promote Your Nonprofit GOOGLE AD GRANTS: HOW TO GET AND EFFECTIVELY USE $10,000 EACH MONTH TO PROMOTE YOUR NONPROFIT

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Dec 31, 2019

Google Ad Grants is a Google initiative launched back in 2003, that allows qualifying nonprofit organizations to get $10,000 of in-kind advertising every month. This free advertising credit can be used to promote your organization within Google search results. You can improve your brand awareness, r...

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25 Twitter Tips for the Modern Nonprofit 25 TWITTER TIPS FOR THE MODERN NONPROFIT

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Dec 30, 2019

Are you marketing your nonprofit, mission, fundraising campaigns, and impact on Twitter? If not, it’s high time you got in on the massive opportunity it has to offer your organization. To help illustrate the point, let’s quickly explore a few stats about the platform.

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6 Tips to be at the Top of Your Fundraising Game 6 TIPS TO BE AT THE TOP OF YOUR FUNDRAISING GAME

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Dec 27, 2019

With an increasing number of nonprofits entering the scene, there’s a lot of competition for the limited amount of attention and resources out there. In this environment, you need to stay at the top of your game to make the most out of all the available opportunities.

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How to Find the Best Fundraising Software for Your Non-Profit HOW TO FIND THE BEST FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT

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Dec 27, 2019

Your non-profit’s fundraising software (sometimes called your donor database) can literally make or break your development program. Good fundraising software can be the difference between a successful, comprehensive fundraising program run by happy fundraisers… and a disjointed, wastefu...

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Nonprofit Impact Matters: How America’s Charitable Nonprofits Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives NONPROFIT IMPACT MATTERS: HOW AMERICA’S CHARITABLE NONPROFITS STRENGTHEN COMMUNITIES AND IMPROVE LIVES

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Dec 26, 2019

America’s 1.3 million charitable nonprofits feed, heal, shelter, educate, nurture, and inspire people of every age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status, from coast to coast, border to border, and beyond.

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Business planning tools for non-profit organizations BUSINESS PLANNING TOOLS FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Dec 26, 2019

SCORE is a more than 40 year old non-profi t with over 10,500 volunteers who provide free business counseling and no or low-cost workshops to new and emerging small businesses nation wide. In 2005, SCORE counselors volunteered over 1,000,000 hours in counseling and workshop services. While most of S...

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10 tips to guide your nonprofit’s approach to communications in 2020 10 TIPS TO GUIDE YOUR NONPROFIT’S APPROACH TO COMMUNICATIONS IN 2020

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Dec 26, 2019

During this hectic holiday season, take a moment to reflect on how your nonprofit approaches communications. What do you hope to achieve in 2020? Chances are there are new ways you can use communications to meet these goals and advance your organization’s mission. The solutions often lie in bu...

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Nonprofit Board Governance: Easing Out a Member NONPROFIT BOARD GOVERNANCE: EASING OUT A MEMBER

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Dec 24, 2019

Nonprofit board governance is one of the toughest activities that any nonprofit leader has to master. It's not easy to do because there is a lot of gray area. In other words, the executive director has to walk a fine line of getting their board to do what it should. But at the same time, the boa...

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Why January Is the Most Important Time for Donor Retention WHY JANUARY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TIME FOR DONOR RETENTION

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Dec 23, 2019

Over 25% of a nonprofit’s annual donation volume occurs from Giving Tuesday through December 31. And with that spike in donation volume comes a bounty of new donors. In fact, on days like Giving Tuesday and December 31, between 70% and 75% of one-time donations are from brand new donors. Welco...

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14 Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas for Tomorrow’s Advancement Landscape 14 NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR TOMORROW’S ADVANCEMENT LANDSCAPE

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Dec 21, 2019

Nonprofit fundraising is rapidly evolving due to the rise of tech, AI, and social networks. The tried-and-true fundraising techniques of the past, such as holding a raffle or a 5k, may not serve you as well in today’s changing landscape. Instead, you can leverage technology and wealth insights...

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5 Reasons Your Medical Organization Should Try a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser 5 REASONS YOUR MEDICAL ORGANIZATION SHOULD TRY A PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISER

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Dec 20, 2019

Before I participated in a peer-to-peer fundraiser for a local medical nonprofit, I didn’t notice medical organizations using that style of fundraising event. After I participated, I see them everywhere! Medical nonprofits are great candidates for peer-to-peer fundraising. If you work for a me...

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WHY LONG-FORM CONTENT SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR NONPROFIT’S 2020 STRATEGY WHY LONG-FORM CONTENT SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR NONPROFIT’S 2020 STRATEGY

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Dec 19, 2019

We’ve been hearing for years that today’s audiences want shorter content. It makes sense, right? In a world where more of us are reading and watching videos on tiny screens while on the go, we’re more likely to prefer information in shorter, bite-sized chunks. Short is what made Tw...

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advinda Investor Cloud | We make your fundraising easier ADVINDA INVESTOR CLOUD | WE MAKE YOUR FUNDRAISING EASIER

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Dec 19, 2019

The world’s first Fundraising App with a built-in Private Market Data. Whether you are looking to extend your network of Institutional Investors or you are seeking a better way to organize your fundraising processes, advinda could be the solution that you've been waiting for.

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How to Optimize Instagram for Nonprofits HOW TO OPTIMIZE INSTAGRAM FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 19, 2019

Instagram is, without a doubt, one of the best platforms for marketing brands. Since 2010, it has grown tremendously from a simple photo-sharing app to a platform where businesses and nonprofits alike get to share their stories and advocacies. Through the app, brands have been able to effectively ga...

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The ULTIMATE Thank You for Nonprofits THE ULTIMATE THANK YOU FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 19, 2019

Properly thanking supporters is a fundamental part of great donor stewardship. When you send a sincere thank you letter, it shows donors that their gift has been noticed and appreciated. More than that, your thank you card or email is a chance to strengthen the connection a donor feels with your org...

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Digital transformation is essential, even for cash-strapped nonprofits DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS ESSENTIAL, EVEN FOR CASH-STRAPPED NONPROFITS

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Dec 19, 2019

A nonprofit in Kentucky is reaching thousands of rural clients in need thanks to a well-planned digital transformation.

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Confronting Wicked Problems 5 Strategies for Reimagined Leadership in the Social Sector CONFRONTING WICKED PROBLEMS 5 STRATEGIES FOR REIMAGINED LEADERSHIP IN THE SOCIAL SECTOR

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Dec 19, 2019

Our complex, changing world continually challenges leaders to be flexible and innovative. At the heart of efforts to create change, nonprofits, agencies, communities, and funders are working to uncover the roots of some of our greatest social issues, so-called “wicked problems.” At the C...

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Four Important Tax Tips For Nonprofits FOUR IMPORTANT TAX TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 19, 2019

As the close of the calendar year approaches, it may seem to be too early to start thinking about tax season. On the other hand, now may be the best time for nonprofit leaders to begin gathering the advice – and the documents – that they’ll need to maintain their organization&rsquo...

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8 Ways Chatbots Help Nonprofits Expand Outreach and Increase Donor Engagement 8 WAYS CHATBOTS HELP NONPROFITS EXPAND OUTREACH AND INCREASE DONOR ENGAGEMENT

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Dec 18, 2019

In a perfect world, your job as a nonprofit involves gathering plentiful donations. Unfortunately, our world is not perfect so you need to do some outreach as well. As the world is changing, you should embrace the top-performing digital marketing tools.

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Fundraising for ZCT FUNDRAISING FOR ZCT

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Dec 18, 2019

Here we celebrate the many different ways our fantastic fundraisers get involved and help raise vital funds for the many charities we support across the UK and overseas.

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Nonprofit Grant Management Best Practices for Reporting Funds NONPROFIT GRANT MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES FOR REPORTING FUNDS

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Dec 18, 2019

Utilizing the best practices for nonprofit grant management can make getting accurate, timely information to grantors and donors more efficient.

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CREATING A UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITION FOR YOUR NONPROFIT CREATING A UNIQUE VALUE PROPOSITION FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Dec 17, 2019

A unique value proposition (UVP) is an underutilized and really effective tool. But the process of developing a UVP can feel foreign and unnatural, especially for nonprofits. A UVP is created by private-sector marketing experts to help a business fine-tune its sales strategy. The language and steps ...

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6 Nonprofit Email Marketing Resolutions for 2020 6 NONPROFIT EMAIL MARKETING RESOLUTIONS FOR 2020

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Dec 17, 2019

Nonprofit email marketing continues to be a driving force of donations, advocacy, and participation actions for many nonprofits small and large. This is despite the fact that most of us dread opening our inboxes in the morning and feel like we are drowning in email! Blackbaud found that on average, ...

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5 Best Practices for Fundraising Data Management 5 BEST PRACTICES FOR FUNDRAISING DATA MANAGEMENT

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Dec 17, 2019

As a nonprofit professional, much of your focus remains on fundraising and ensuring you reach your campaign goals. But another important part of your fundraising strategy may get overlooked. We’re talking about data management. Managing your data is an essential component of fundraising. Witho...

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Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know CROWDFUNDING FOR NONPROFITS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Dec 17, 2019

Crowdfunding has proven to be a game-changer for intrepid entrepreneurs looking to raise funds to get their business off the ground. But, crowdfunding for nonprofits is also becoming something of a trend. With many nonprofit organizations needing different ways to raise funds, crowdfunding has becom...

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A Timeline for Your End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign A TIMELINE FOR YOUR END-OF-YEAR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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Dec 17, 2019

Are you busy planning your end-of-year fundraising campaign? Wouldn’t it be great if it was all mapped out for you? Like a list of what to do each month between now and December 31? We thought so too, so we’ve done the work for you! Check out our latest infographic for a timeline and che...

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Target Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Email Communications for Better Results TARGET YOUR PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS FOR BETTER RESULTS

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Dec 17, 2019

Despite social media’s popularity, email communication continues to be an important tool in a nonprofit organization’s peer-to-peer fundraising toolkit. But even as email technology has become more sophisticated, many organizations still send out generic recruitment and fundraising email...

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ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN TESTING FOR NONPROFITS ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN TESTING FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 16, 2019

No matter the size of your nonprofit, advocacy campaign testing should be a key component of everything you do digitally. Testing allows you to find out which tactic, message, strategy, etc., is the most effective in accomplishing your goal. Instead of relying on a hunch of what the best thing to do...

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What is the Google Ad Grant? WHAT IS THE GOOGLE AD GRANT?

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Dec 16, 2019

Understand the power of Google's $10,000/month Ad Grant for nonprofit organizations and how Nonprofit Megaphone can help you maximize this opportunity.

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How Relationship Marketing Builds Dedicated Champions for Your Nonprofit HOW RELATIONSHIP MARKETING BUILDS DEDICATED CHAMPIONS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Dec 16, 2019

For nonprofit professionals, traditional marketing approaches have been transactional. Typically, you ask for donation dollars, volunteer hours, or press coverage. However, the world is changing as consumers interact with brands on a more fundamental level. For example, consumers communicate in real...

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Nonprofit Strategic Planning: Growing a Nonprofit NONPROFIT STRATEGIC PLANNING: GROWING A NONPROFIT

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Dec 13, 2019

We have five strategic tips to help you fast-track the growth of your small nonprofit.

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

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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3 Ways to Manage & Grow Major Donor Relationships 3 WAYS TO MANAGE & GROW MAJOR DONOR RELATIONSHIPS

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Dec 12, 2019

Major donors are the most valuable supporters of the nonprofit world. They build wings in museums, sponsor new research at hospitals, and provide large amounts of financial support for special projects. They find great satisfaction and pride in funding growth and expansion.

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

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Dec 12, 2019

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

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How to Create a Nonprofit Case Study HOW TO CREATE A NONPROFIT CASE STUDY

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Dec 11, 2019

Show your impact. Show supporters how you help. Let supporters know how their donations and volunteer hours are making a difference. I know you’ve heard all of this a million times. And a nonprofit case study is one way to actually do it. Similarly to your run-of-the-mill business or research ...

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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Nonprofits First Mission Video NONPROFITS FIRST MISSION VIDEO

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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Why Donors Give: Infographic WHY DONORS GIVE: INFOGRAPHIC

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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ClickTime Nonprofit CLICKTIME NONPROFIT

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Dec 06, 2019

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

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

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Dec 06, 2019

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

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

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Dec 06, 2019

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

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Chicago Nonprofits | AmTrust Inspired CHICAGO NONPROFITS | AMTRUST INSPIRED

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Dec 05, 2019

Chicago, Illinois is a world-class city with a friendly, Midwestern vibe. It’s also home to several nonprofit organizations who are #AmTrustInsured. AmTrust has a unique understanding of the special challenges facing nonprofits, offering all lines of insurance coverage specifically tailored to...

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Google for Nonprofits stories: GoVolunteer GOOGLE FOR NONPROFITS STORIES: GOVOLUNTEER

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Dec 05, 2019

December 5th is #internationalvolunteerday! Google for Nonprofits has helped GoVolunteer transform the project of a group of friends into a start-up nonprofit on a mission to make volunteering part of everyone's daily life.

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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Fundamentals of Nonprofit Budgeting FUNDAMENTALS OF NONPROFIT BUDGETING

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 03, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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

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Dec 01, 2019

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

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

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Nov 29, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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TueWednesday Nonprofit Platform TUEWEDNESDAY NONPROFIT PLATFORM

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 24, 2019

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

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

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Nov 23, 2019

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

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Online Payment Processing for Nonprofits: Everything You Need to Know ONLINE PAYMENT PROCESSING FOR NONPROFITS: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Nov 22, 2019

Whitney walked out of the quarterly planning meeting feeling equal parts inspired and anxious. She had been tasked with finding a way to breathe new life into the financial operations of the animal shelter at which she’d recently been hired. She was thrilled at the opportunity to make impactfu...

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Journey Through The Charitable Landscape JOURNEY THROUGH THE CHARITABLE LANDSCAPE

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 21, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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Giveaway Ideas for Nonprofits GIVEAWAY IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 16, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 15, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE CYCLES NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE CYCLES

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 10, 2019

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

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 06, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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Marketing Automation 101 for Nonprofits MARKETING AUTOMATION 101 FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 29, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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The Nonprofit Founder Who Regenerates THE NONPROFIT FOUNDER WHO REGENERATES

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 27, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 25, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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25 Creative Winter Fundraising Ideas 25 CREATIVE WINTER FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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Digital Skills for Nonprofits Infographic DIGITAL SKILLS FOR NONPROFITS INFOGRAPHIC

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 18, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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3 Strategic Nonprofit Planning Processes 3 STRATEGIC NONPROFIT PLANNING PROCESSES

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 07, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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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 needs. Man...

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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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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...