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5 Nonprofit Digital Content Ideas to Build Your Community

NonProfit PRO

Effective online marketing can open up many opportunities to engage with your supporters. Optimize your nonprofit digital content with these five ideas.

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Ford Foundation Creates First-of-Its-Kind Fund to Tackle Disability Bias in Technology

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Drew Lindsay Expanding its work on disability rights and inclusion, the Ford Foundation Tuesday announced a first-of-its-kind national fund targeting discrimination in technology against people with disabilities.

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Beyond Employee Training: How to Create a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations

NonProfit Leadership Center

Have you ever wondered why some organizations succeed and others struggle? From for-profit companies to nonprofits of every size, one of the best indicators of high-performing organizations is a dedicated focus on creating a learning culture. Over the years, I’ve witnessed a deep correlation between an organization’s commitment to talent development and continuous learning and their employees’ connection to one another.

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12 Tips for Managing a Successful eCommerce Store.

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

12 Tips for Managing a Successful eCommerce Store. Competing in e-commerce is not easy today due to the competitive market situation globally. Luckily, there are many ways to improve your website to increase traffic and sales. Have you recently created an e-commerce site? The creation process may be easy, but to get traffic, promote more products, and encourage customers to buy your products, you must maintain and manage your website.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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How to Create Nonprofit Video Stories Using Your iPhone

NonProfit PRO

This year, 87% of online traffic is expected to be 100% video, Matt Carpenter, story architect at Beard & Bowler, said. But a video doesn’t need to be extremely polished and professional to get attention and make an impact. Here's how you can do it right from your phone.

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Disaster Survivors Need Help Remaining Connected With Friends and Families — and Access to Mental-Health Care

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Daniel P. Aldrich and Yunus Emre Tapan Omer Alven, Anadolu Agency, Getty Images The earthquakes that struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria in early February 2023 have killed at least 47,000 people and disrupted everyday life for some 26 million more.

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5 Things You Should Never Write in a Thank You Letter

Get Fully Funded

Writing a thank you letter should be the easiest task on your to-do list. There are just two simple words: thank you. And these two simple words are so powerful, showing gratitude and making the donor feel valued. Yet, it can feel hard sometimes to write a good thank you letter. Maybe you don’t know what to write. Or where to start. You want your letter to sound sincere, not like a form letter.

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Nonprofit Leaders Cite Workforce Shortages and Hiring Difficulties As Top Challenge in New Study

NonProfit PRO

To help nonprofits set their priorities for the year ahead, NonProfit PRO, powered by NAPCO Research, conducted the “2023 Nonprofit Leadership Impact Study." Here are some of the key takeaways from the study, which was conducted in November 2022.

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Tips for Creating a Successful Young Professionals Program

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Alex Counts, Sejal Desai, and Jay Sehgal Young professionals may not have a lot of money to donate, but they can offer their time, energy, and ideas. Here's how several nonprofits in India get young people involved in their work.

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Announcing the Mid-South Nonprofit Conference Speakers!

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

The Mid-South Nonprofit Conference + Catalyst Awards will offer a keynote address + 12 breakout sessions The Mid-South Nonprofit Conference returns for its 5th year and aims to address barriers, solutions, and best practices within the nonprofit sector. We are excited to announce that the conference will return to in-person attendance at the University of Memphis, Thursday, April 20th.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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8 Tips for Managing Your Nonprofit’s Memorial Donations

Bloomerang

Contributing memorial donations is a meaningful way to honor someone’s life after they’ve passed away. Memorial contributions help foster positive change in the wake of loss. Your nonprofit should have a clear strategy for managing memorial donations and building relationships with donors and the family of the deceased. When you can build relationships with families, friends, and donors, you can strengthen your nonprofit’s community and foster more legacy giving in the future.

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7 Things Every Nonprofit Should Do Before Implementing New Software

NonProfit PRO

As exciting as new software can be, making the move to new technology can also seem intimidating. It requires change, and change can often bring anxiety. Here are seven things you can do to help ensure your new software implementation goes more smoothly and stays on track.

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Rest Can Help Fundraisers Get off the Road to Burnout

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Haynes Getty Images Unfamiliarity with the physical signs of stress and burnout can prevent fundraisers from taking the breaks they need to recover.

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5 fundraising ideas to start the year off strong

Candid

Exhale. You worked hard to meet last year’s fundraising goals, and now you’re able to look ahead at a new year filled with new possibilities. For many nonprofits, donation data consistently spikes in October, November, and December and declines in January and February. If this is true for your organization, don’t let a slower start to the year discourage you from getting a head start on achieving your annual goals.

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Re-evaluating the Great Resignation

Blue Avocado

To understand how resignation trends impacted nonprofits, sector leaders must look below the headline figures to understand employee motivations. The post Re-evaluating the Great Resignation appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Next-Gen Donors want to Donate Now, Pay Later

NonProfit PRO

Millennial and Gen Z donors want to give (or give more), but are often constrained by finances and other economic realities. The solution? Allow them to Donate Now, Pay Later (DNPL). Your nonprofit gets all of the money upfront, but your next-gen donors get to pay over time (interest and fee free). Our CEO gave an excellent presentation recently on the realities of next-gen giving and DNPL.

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Advancing Health Equity Should Include Supporting Those Living With Rare Diseases

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Peter L. Saltonstall Rich Fury, Getty Images The actor Bruce Willis was recently diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a rare neurodegenerative disease. More than 25 million Americans suffer from rare diseases, yet research and advocacy to combat these illnesses receive limited philanthropic support. Grant makers have an obligation to make addressing rare diseases part of their efforts to ensure that everyone has access to care.

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Donor Research: 7 Tools for Creating a Prospect Profile

Fundraising Coach

Originally posted in March 2014, updated in March 2023 One of the most enjoyable aspects of major gift fundraising is getting to build relationships with donors—relationships that last beyond one donation and remain strong even when it’s challenging for donors to give. But often nonprofits squander the relationship-building opportunities given to them by not doing any research.

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Writing Effective Key Messages for Your Nonprofit (+ The Four Types of Messages Every Nonprofit Needs)

Prosper Strategies

Solidifying your nonprofit messaging through key messages can help you eliminate any confusion when talking about your organization. Key messages help determine your core external statements for each of your individual audiences so every member of your organization can feel confident no matter who they’re talking to — from board members and volunteers, to donors and recipients of your services.

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Leverage 100% of Your Wealth Screening Results

NonProfit PRO

It’s a fact: the more information you have about donors and prospects, the more strategic your fundraising campaigns can be. And, the most efficient way to uncover this information is through wealth screening. Get the Wealth Screening Playbook to learn how to leverage all of your wealth screening results.

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Funding for Small Nonprofits: State Surpluses Lead to Creative Thinking and Advocacy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Alex Daniels In Maryland, nonprofits want to create a $100 million fund designed to give priority to small organizations led by people of color. Across the nation, nonprofits are watching to see if they can promote a similar idea.

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Demographics via Candid: Building a movement to promote equity in the social sector

Candid

A lack of standardized demographic data not only hinders our collective work to create a more equitable sector; it also requires nonprofits to take time away from their mission-driven work to respond to disparate requests by funders for this information. To overcome these challenges, Candid, in coalition with a growing number of partners , set out to build a demographic data-led movement to meaningfully and measurably advance equity in the social sector.

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Where Can Nonprofits Find Hidden Treasure In A Request For Proposal?

Bloomerang

For those familiar with the process, developing an application for any type of financial support (grants, corporate sponsorship , contract, etc.) requires preparation, strategic thinking, technical writing, and research skills. For some, it might seem more like an art than a science, as there is confusion about the process. Since many nonprofits are entering this space due to increased opportunities for federal funding , they can be overwhelmed with the requirements needed to prepare a thorough

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5 Key Strategies for Sustainable Fundraising Success to Really Smile About!

NonProfit PRO

No need to worry about the shutdown of Amazon Smile? There are actually way better, sustainable fundraising success strategies to really smile about, whether or not your nonprofit organization participated in the program. Join Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, and guest fundraising expert panelists, including Mackenzie Burckbuchler from Double the Donation, for a highly interactive, panel conversation webinar, on Thursday, March 30th at 2pm ET, to learn how to not only easily replace this revenue stream,

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Lilly Endowment Will Give $300 Million for Collaborations Between Indiana Colleges and Community Leaders

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Lee Klafczynski, The New York Times, Redux Among the eligible institutions for the Lilly Endowment’s College and Community Collaboration is Indiana University. Also, the Citi Foundation has committed $25 million to improve food security worldwide, and Salesforce gave $1 million in unrestricted grants to 10 nonprofit groups with Black leaders.

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Are Your Messages Right for Right Now?

Mission Minded

Ask yourself these four questions to make sure your organization’s messaging is timely, relevant, and right for right now. The post <strong>Are Your Messages Right for Right Now?</strong> appeared first on Mission Minded.

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3 things to do if MacKenzie Scott dumps an enormous bucket of money on you

Jeff Brooks

Their dream came true. MacKenzie Scott’s Mystery Money Machine chose them. For a seven-figure donation. It was an order of magnitude larger than any other donation they’d ever received. Transformational for their work. And it was unrestricted money. They could use it to build their capacity and not only accomplish more mission, but also be more effective in all areas, including fundraising.

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Endaoment and The Giving Block Join Forces to Empower Nonprofits with Crypto Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Endaoment and The Giving Block announced a partnership to connect thousands of nonprofit organizations across the globe with crypto donors. The partnership will create new fundraising opportunities for nonprofits and simplify the process for crypto holders to support organizations in need.

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How Leaders Can Help Fundraisers Avoid Burnout

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Haynes Getty Images Nonprofit managers should check in with fundraisers early and often and show appreciation for their achievements.

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How to Use Donation Tiers or Giving Levels to Boost Online Donations

Donorbox Nonprofit

Imagine Anna. Anna is a thirty-something woman who works in an art gallery. She’s always loved animals and spends a lot of time with her three dogs in the nearby park. During one of their walks, Anna saw an abandoned cat. She immediately acted, rushing the cat to the nearest animal shelter. The shelter had […] The post How to Use Donation Tiers or Giving Levels to Boost Online Donations appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Digital Public Policy: New Priorities for Nonprofits

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Photo by Kier in Sight on Unsplash Proud to say this article, " Digital Public Policy: New Priorities for Nonprofits " has just been published. It is derived from lessons learned preparing the Integrated Advocacy report and this article on media coverage of civil society and covid. My co-authors, Toussaint Nothias and Amelie-Sophie Vavrovsky and I outline the many ways in which civil society is now bounded by and dependent on the many public policy domains that shape digital spaces.

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The Art & Science of Building Long-Term Donor Relationships through Recurring Gifts

NonProfit PRO

Savvy nonprofits have long known the power of small, recurring donations. People still have a burning desire to support causes they care about. So what's the key to unlocking their generosity? It's simple: encourage your donors to automate their giving.

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In-Person Advocacy on Capitol Hill for Nonprofit Causes Returns

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Alex Daniels After a three-year absence from Capitol Hill, more than 250 grant makers and nonprofit leaders began a three-day gathering in Washington on Monday to press lawmakers to provide donors with more incentives to give and to provide nonprofits with an official voice in federal policy discussions.

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Three Memphis Nonprofits Awarded Vision Forward Grant

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

KUDZUKIAN MEDIA GROUP AND MOMENTUM NONPROFIT PARTNERS ANNOUNCE VISION FORWARD GRANT WINNERS KUDZUKIAN Media Group (KMG), along with Momentum Nonprofit Partners, has selected the winners of the Vision Forward grant. The two organizations wanted to create an opportunity for nonprofits to propel their messaging forward. The grant will provide them with access to the technical expertise and production professionals to do so.

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Are You Caught Up on SECURE ACT 2.0 and Other 2023 Retirement Benefit Changes?

NonProfit HR

Have you been able to catch up yet on the details of SECURE ACT 2.0 and its implications for your organization? We want to make sure you have access to all the high-level changes here in one place so that you know how to have the conversations and navigate the updates that may be required Read more The post Are You Caught Up on SECURE ACT 2.0 and Other 2023 Retirement Benefit Changes?