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Does Your Org Need an Advisory Board?

Joan Garry

Creating an advisory board to keep former board members engaged is like fighting mosquitos with more mosquitos. Let's scrap the "thing" mentality and find better engagement strategies! The post Does Your Org Need an Advisory Board? appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Newsletter: Why You Need Top-of-Funnel Content ; 8 Coachability Interview Questions to Ask Job Seekers ??? ; How to Do Cause Marketing with Purveyors of Root Vegetables

Selfish Giving

Last week, I talked about my upcoming presentation at Corporate Partnerships Everywhere on Thursday, March 16th. Case study superhero Tas Cassim from Black Dog Institute in Oz and I will discuss case studies. One of the reasons case studies are so darn effective is that they are helpful mid- and bottom-funnel. In short, when a prospect is beyond the awareness stage and is really considering partnering with your organization, case studies can move the conversation closer to a sealed deal. ????

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How to Start with Nonprofit Influencer Marketing in 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Start with Nonprofit Influencer Marketing in 2023 Want to make good use of the power of influencer marketing to promote your nonprofit, charity or social enterprise? Check out these tips by Lilian Sue. For this post, I wanted to put the focus on how an overarching marketing concept such as influencer marketing can have a positive impact on non-profits.

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5 Reasons Why Social Media is Essential for Small Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by Network for Good – an easy-to-use all-in-one nonprofit fundraising platform. According to Pew Research Center , 85% of people have a smartphone and even more than that are active on a number of social media platforms. This is where we share life updates with friends and family, get inspiration from others, and even consume news. That’s why it’s imperative for your nonprofit organization to have a presence on these platforms: the right social media strategy will allow you to meet sup

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Which Fundraising Events Bring in the Most Money for Small Nonprofits?

Get Fully Funded

A very common “go-to” funding idea for small nonprofits is fundraising events. Events are a great way to bring like-minded people together and have a good time in the name of your cause. Some fundraising events are huge, drawing attendees and sponsors like moths to a flame. Other events are smaller, more intimate gatherings where guests are directly asked for money.

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Co-ops and Solidarity: Reflections from Barcelona

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Logan Armstrong on unsplash.com For most young people growing up in the United States today, the idea of leading a life where you can get an education, buy a home, raise a family, and retire comfortably feels like fiction at best. We are taught in schools that US capitalism will deliver us to the promised land. It hasn’t. Disillusionment with capitalism is so ubiquitous it’s trending on TikTok.

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Email Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Email Marketing Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations Email marketing can help any Nonprofit, Charity or NGO to engage with potential donors and to nurture previous donors. Check out these tips and get started with email marketing for your Nonprofit. Email is one of the most effective marketing platforms, and it can be equally as powerful for nonprofits as for conventional businesses.

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5 Ways To Use The Text-to-Donate Feature To Reach Your Donors

Bloomerang

Text-to-Donate , also sometimes called Text-to-Give or text fundraising , is a tool that allows your nonprofit to receive donations by contacting individuals in your organization’s donor list via text message. It’s a convenient way to reach a vast number of donors, and so long as your organization’s donation form is mobile-friendly, this option simplifies mobile fundraising.

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7 Magnificent and Essential KPIs That Matter for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Day-to-day business management is where KPIs can make a difference for your nonprofit. By using a handful of metrics that everyone agrees on, you can organize tasks, rally the team, and get everyone focused on the right kind of work.

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Fun, Extraordinary and Memorable Fundraising Event Ideas for Non-Profits

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Fun, Extraordinary and Memorable Fundraising Event Ideas for Non-Profits Do you want to host a fundraising event for your nonprofit and need some inspiration? Check out these fundraising ideas by Lilian Sue. When you’ve mastered online fundraising and created memorable fundraising experiences such as pie-throwing (or pie-eating, if that’s more your speed) contests, it’s only natural to move onto larger scale events.

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Sankofa Philanthropy: Hip Hop’s Sixth Element

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Gordon Cowie on unsplash.com Hip hop—the music and its culture— turns 50 this year. The artists behind this popular genre are also at the forefront of philanthropic giving today. That’s because hip-hop culture embraces the principle of “ sankofa ,” valuing the importance of going back to a community after becoming successful and bringing others along.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Can I Apply Simultaneously For A Corporate Grant And Sponsorship?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on whether it’s okay to apply for a corporate grant and sponsorship at the same time: Is it okay to make an ask for a sponsorship (say, for an event) from a corporation AND separately to that corporation’s independent charitable foundation?

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Focus on the Right Donors With a Tiered Caseload

NonProfit PRO

Tiering your caseload is a strategy that organizes your caseload so that you can create a strategic, meaningful plan for every donor while focusing your time and energy on the right donors. Here is why it is valuable.

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9 Tips To Make Your NGO’s Website Effective in 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

9 Tips To Make Your NGO’s Website Effective in 2023 Want to receive more donations for your NGO? Check out these simple to follow, yet important tips by Koen West to optimize your website. A poorly designed or poorly structured website really doesn’t fly anymore. Over 52% of all website visits come from mobile devices and people expect nothing less than a mobile-optimized, fast loading website that’s easy to navigate and well designed.

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Two Simple Steps Helped a Donor Go from $50,000 to $1,000,000

Veritus Group

There are no shortcuts to a transformational gift. But, if you consistently take these two simple steps, you can experience amazing success. The post Two Simple Steps Helped a Donor Go from $50,000 to $1,000,000 appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Just Announced! 2023 Spring Nonprofit Training Events

NonProfit Leadership Center

Writer Leo Tolstoy once said that “spring is the time of plans and projects.” Here at the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we believe spring is the perfect time to make plans for your personal and professional development. We’ve launched 17 (yes, 17!!!!) new training events and certificate programs to help you renew your commitment to growth and to nurture your organization’s learning culture.

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Unleashing the Emotional Potential of Social Media: How to Create an Engaging Digital Presence

NonProfit PRO

Today, social media has the potential to be so much more than just a place where you post nonprofit status update pictures. It’s also a powerful tool for engagement and persuasion. The question is: How does your nonprofit unlock that potential?

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A Set of Ethical Principles Can Help Philanthropy Regain Public Trust in the Field

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Kathleen Enright With the release this week of guidelines for building trust in the philanthropic world, the head of the Council on Foundations is calling on grant makers to hold each other accountable for maintaining high ethical standards.

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What’s Love Got to Do With It? Returning Philanthropy to Its Root

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Tulaine Montgomery Throughout modern American history, philanthropy has often helped enable progress by pushing society beyond its cultural status quo. Today is no different, as we can see from both the efforts to make American society and democracy more inclusive and the backlash against those efforts. To navigate through this challenging environment, philanthropy must have a strong spine and maintain a long-term view.

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Why Saying No at Work is Hard for Nonprofit Communicators

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you have difficulty saying No to your supervisor or colleagues as a nonprofit communicator, you are not alone. Three-quarters (74% of survey participants for the 2023 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report ) said it was difficult or very difficult to say No to their supervisors when they make a work request. It’s only slightly easier to say No to work requests from colleagues in other departments, with 65% saying it was difficult or very difficult.

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5 Strategies to Raise More and Stress Less When Planning Your Next Nonprofit Event

NonProfit PRO

A fundraising event can bring in a surge of revenue, but how can you use that momentum to sustain giving for the long-term?

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How to Run a Good Meeting

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

You’ve been in your share of awful ones. Here’s how to make them better. By Allison M. Vaillancourt Illustrations by Jason Hoffman for The Chronicle You’ve been in your share of awful meetings. Here’s how to lead better ones.

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Preparing for Google Optimize’s Sunset: What Nonprofits Should Know

NextAfter

Google Optimize is going away September 30, 2023. For nonprofit organizations focused on growing their digital fundraising, this news comes as a shock because as we emphasize, the primary way for you to decode what works to inspire more donors to give online is through testing and optimization. So, we gathered some insights from a couple of NextAfter staff about what this means for you.

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Nonprofit Radio for March 6, 2023: Meet The FreeWill Founders

Tony Martignetti

Jenny Xia Spradling & Patrick Schmitt: Meet The FreeWill Founders Jenny Xia Spradling and Patrick Schmitt are the co-founders and co-CEOs of FreeWill. Let’s talk about FreeWill’s founding beliefs; the value and simplicity of wills as planned gifts; the enormous wealth transfer underway; pay equity; women and moms in tech; my personal experiment; and … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for March 6, 2023: Meet The FreeWill Founders → Jenny Xia Spradling & Patrick Schmitt: Meet The

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Senators Push to Restore the Universal Charitable Deduction: 3 Things You Need to Know

NonProfit PRO

Last week, senators introduced legislation to make the universal charitable deduction effective for tax years 2023 and 2024. Now dubbed “Charitable Act,” the legislation, if passed, would give more Americans the ability to claim tax deductions for charitable contributions. Here are three things you should know about it.

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Nonprofits Led by People of Color Get Less Funding Than Others

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Mirae Kim and Bo Li Morsa Images/Getty Images The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

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LinkedIn Content Marketing Tips for 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

LinkedIn Content Marketing Tips for 2023 LinkedIn is becoming a Content Powerhouse. But what does it take to create truly eye-catching content on LinkedIn so you can stand our and build your (personal) brand? Everyday use of social media offers significant benefits for many businesses. Yet, to be visible and get the attention of potential customers, you need to create quality content.

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Why I Donated: Why I Made A $20 Donation Within One Minute Of Learning About Out Boulder County

Bloomerang

In this post, we talk to a donor who made a donation within one minute of learning about Out Boulder County. The Nonprofit : Out Boulder County The Donation : $20 What inspired you to make a donation to Out Boulder County? One of my best friends texted me and said something like, “Are you able to make a donation to Out Boulder County today?” along with a link to a donation page.

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As Amazon Smile Program Shuts Down, Smile Even Bigger With 5 Essential Sustainable Fundraising Strategies

NonProfit PRO

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, and smile your way to real success with way better sustainable, year-round fundraising strategies.

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Critics Charge That Conservative Donors Are Pushing the American Catholic Church to the Right

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Jim Rendon allanswart/Getty Images/iStockphoto Sean Fieler dismisses the critique, saying: “The implication somehow that I'm giving money and that's changing the way the church is behaving in the United States writ large is kind of crazy.

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Sway This Way: How Mothers Make It Work Across Generations

Fundraising Leadership

Joann Lublin is a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life. It’s about the sway, not just the balance. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Joann Lublin says that for mothers employed outside the home, balance is not the goal, but swaying is. “ Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author @JoannLublin says that for mothers employed outside the home, balance is not the goal, but swaying is.

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How nonprofits can get the most out of LinkedIn’s free features 

Candid

Nonprofit professionals are masters at stretching their budgets. Leveraging free platforms and features is one of the best ways to make a budget go further—but I know that these tools are only helpful if you can quickly get up to speed with how to use them. That’s why, as the Head of LinkedIn for Nonprofits, I was disheartened when research revealed that only 19% of nonprofit professionals on LinkedIn feel confident that they’re using the platform to its full potential.

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USPS Releases Nonprofit Stamp

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service issued Patriotic Block, a new nondenominated, nonprofit stamp intended for business mailings by authorized nonprofit organizations.

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Powerful Donor Quietly Supports Groups Opposing Abortion and LGBT Rights

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Sean Fieler gives relatively modest contributions to a large number of nonprofits. By Jim Rendon Bryan Thomas/Bryan Thomas Sean Fieler’s approach to giving is to make relatively modest contributions to a large number of nonprofits. He also pairs charitable and political giving to advance the causes he supports. Plus: See the rest of our March issue, published online today.

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Unleashing Your Brand’s Soul: Create a Personality that Emotionally Connects

Pam Moore

Unleashing Your Brand's Soul: Why Your Brand Needs More than Just a Logo and a Slogan SocialZoomFactor · Brand Personality 6 Ways to Give Your Brand Personality Have you ever thought about your brand personality? Does your brand have a personality? Here is the thing… your brand definitely has a personality regardless if you have thought about it, planned it or not.

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Is it a movement or a moment?

Candid

Movements are having a moment. In 2022, the term “social movement” generated more internet searches than in the previous five years according to Google Trends. Given this level of interest, some nonprofits are applying the phrase to such a broad range of activities it is becoming watered down. When it comes to raising visibility on a given issue, nonprofits often strive to achieve broader impact—the kind of change that comes through collective action.

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Everything You Need to Know About Grants

NonProfit PRO

Securing federal, state and local grants is among the primary ways your nonprofit can achieve steady cash flow. Watch this on-demand video to learn all about accounting for grants , the pre- and post-award stages, where to search for funding, and how to handle audits.