4 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Have A Blog

| February 1, 2019

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Content marketing is dominating marketing trends and if everyone was blogging and doing it well, we’d leave you alone. Due to shrinking budgets and overworked staff, blogging has taken a backseat for many nonprofits. Producing quality blogs and posting consistently can be taxing on nonprofits. But what if we told you: Blogs give you a 434% better chance of being ranked higher on search engines.

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3 Soft Skills Every Fundraiser Needs

Article | April 22, 2020

"Soft skills" are a hot topic of discussion in recent years, especially in the business world. Many companies are beginning to prioritize hiring candidates with these interpersonal attributes because it’s easy to teach someone how to do a task. It’s much harder to teach people communication, problem-solving, and relational skills. Nonprofits are no exception. "Soft skills" are the unquantifiable abilities that help you build healthy relationships, communicate effectively, and make you an excellent fundraiser. Lacking these attributes could cause you to miss or misunderstand important things in conversations with current and potential donors (and your staff). Because so much fundraising happens online now (via websites, social media, and the telephone), it’s easy to assume that these soft skills are less valuable. On the contrary, they’re actually more important because every interaction carries more weight. We rounded up three soft skills every development professional should cultivate to boost your online fundraising.

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How to Keep the Lights On at Your Nonprofit During a Global Crisis

Article | April 22, 2020

Thousands of nonprofits have responded to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and mobilized resources to aid in research and testing, provide medical supplies, deliver meals, support workers in financial distress, and more. But for nonprofits with missions that aren’t directly related to emergency response or relief, fundraising during a global pandemic can be tricky. Many nonprofits are questioning how to maintain some semblance of normalcy in their operations, particularly how to send donation appeals and engage their communities while being respectful of the urgency and gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic. We gathered the following tips to help guide you in this difficult time when so many nonprofit professionals are concerned with appearing tone-deaf or feel uncomfortable asking for money that supports anything other than coronavirus resources.

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Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud Spring 2020 Release: What’s New

Article | April 22, 2020

As members of the nonprofit Salesforce community, we’ve become accustomed to regular releases of new functionality. We review Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) notes on bug fixes, patches and enhancements that appear like magic in our orgs every couple of weeks without batting an eyelash, but not all releases are created equally. The two planned for April 29 and May 27 are far more than just a few code tweaks; they’re hearty – meaty, requiring some time to really sink your teeth into them (and I’m not just saying this because I’m ready for breakfast).

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8 Work From Home Tips to Boost Nonprofit Fundraising Productivity

Article | April 22, 2020

As every country pulls out all the stops to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, many cities and states are requiring all nonessential employees to work from home. But the work can’t just come to a screeching halt. Nonprofits around the world are trying to figure out how to do as much work as possible online. Some development professionals might already work from home. Others are probably trying to figure out where to start.

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