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How Your Nonprofit Can Prevent Donor Confusion

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: ways you could be causing donor confusion, strategies for creating an efficient volunteer program and why every leader should join another…

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Be Ready for Disaster With an Emergency Relief Campaign
June 15, 2018 at 12:04 pm

It’s said you can’t plan for a disaster. But really, you have to. It’s officially hurricane season and the nonprofits that have a plan in place are the ones most likely to get the donations when disaster strikes. In this article, we’ll focus on the basics that will make your emergency relief fundraising campaign thrive.…

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 48: How Your Nonprofit Can Prevent Donor Confusion
June 15, 2018 at 11:26 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: ways you could be causing donor confusion, strategies for creating an efficient volunteer program and why every leader should join another…

The Importance of Correcting Mistakes
June 15, 2018 at 11:18 am

The truth is the fundraising world is very complex and dynamic. We use simple tools and basic principles that we feel will provide easy answers for us. The truth is all of us make mistakes daily in our jobs. The question is do we know we are making mistakes and try to correct them, or do we assume the wrong way to do things is the right way to accomplish success?

Mapping Your Data Journey: The Social Solutions Maturity Model
June 14, 2018 at 11:36 am

The way your organization uses data is an ever-evolving journey that leads to high performance. With the Maturity Model, you can learn where you are in that journey, define your data and technology usage, and get tips on how to improve and reach your goals.

4 Tips to Creating Community Through Facebook Groups
June 14, 2018 at 10:48 am

For many of us, the thought of joining one more Facebook group makes us want to close our accounts for good and never log back in. With more nonprofits realizing the value of Facebook groups for social media marketing, users find themselves invited to groups they have no interest in...

Find Your Voice. Grow Your Nonprofit.
June 14, 2018 at 10:26 am

Our lives are full of noise. We’re bombarded by messages designed to interrupt and grab our attention. Here are three keys to help you find your voice and communicate with power, so that your message will resonate with donors...

A New Age in America: Donors and Diverse Philanthropy
June 13, 2018 at 1:28 pm

In the last edition of Fundraising Connection, I discussed the need for fundraisers to consider a more diverse donor base in order to fully realize the potential of their fundraising efforts. Most fundraisers view diverse communities as despaired or underserved and do not recognize the growing wealth and giving potential that exist in communities of color.

6 Impact Entrepreneurs Changing the World
June 13, 2018 at 1:15 pm

When we think about the characteristics of a true entrepreneur, we think about their exceptional talent, skills, vision and willingness to take extreme risk; and of course, years of instant ramen, couch hopping and other similar sacrifices, all in pursuit of the next game-changing product or service that would change the way everyone thinks, works, travels, eats, learns, sleeps, loves or banks.

An ‘Outcomes Journey’: Using Technology to Align for Impact
June 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm

By this point, you’ve no doubt heard the buzz about outcomes in the nonprofit world. It’s been exciting to see how many nonprofit organizations and foundations are becoming passionate about the idea of measurement and results...

Dynamics of Making the Big Ask: 5 Strategies to Live By
June 12, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Whether you’re a member of an established nonprofit or an up-and-coming small shop, you’re likely always looking for new-and-improved ways to make the big ask.  Your nonprofit doesn’t need to be in dire straits to benefit from a review of your gift solicitation process. In fact, it’s smart for every nonprofit to regularly review their ask strategy...