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Artificial Intelligence Changing Nonprofits: Where We Are and Where We’re Going
March 18, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Right now, the big-ticket item is data. Nonprofits are finally using technology to analyze data to define algorithms, understanding more about their donors and more about their organization. But here’s a buzzword that’s been ringing in different parts of the sector: artificial intelligence...

Predicting the Future—It’s in Your Future
March 14, 2019 at 11:55 am

Benchmarking, while less expensive to produce, simply does not answer our questions sufficiently. Peer-to-peer fundraising must begin using predictive analytics to plan, design and change. If not, we’ll be moving a lot of couches...

3 Steps to Start Your Artificial Intelligence Journey
February 28, 2019 at 1:34 pm

There has been a lot of noise around artificial intelligence, and it can sound intimidating, especially for nonprofits. What is it? What do I need it for? And like most questions, if you don’t know the answers, you may assume it’s not for you...

How to Mitigate the Nonprofit Turnover Rate Problem
February 28, 2019 at 12:11 pm

Is your nonprofit having a hard time finding the adequate resources to carry out its mission? The truth of the matter is that a lot of nonprofits struggle with finding enough resources to support all of their incredible, life-changing missions. But what do “resources” refer to, anyway?...

The Fundraiser's Annual Calendar
February 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

There are three critical periods in the fundraiser’s annual calendar that you should know about. They are as follows: Period I: The January Surprise, Period II: Summertime and Period III: Year-End...

Data Is Helping Boost Donor Engagement for Nonprofits
February 25, 2019 at 12:21 pm

The adoption of tech tools in the nonprofit space has opened a door to unlimited possibilities. As the sector finally understands how technology fits into our landscape, we are also pressed with the challenge of understanding what each of these technologies is capable of...

Is Your Nonprofit at Risk? Donor Data Protection Is a Global Priority
February 12, 2019 at 12:34 pm

On May 25, 2018, the European Union set into law the General Data Protection Regulation. Although it is intended to protect people living in Europe, you might recall when it came into effect, how your email inbox got cluttered with hundreds of messages from practically every organization that you subscribe to...

3 Things Every Nonprofit Leader Needs to Know About Using Data to Show Impact
February 8, 2019 at 11:39 am

As a self-proclaimed data nerd, I love digging into a piece of research or sifting through the latest social science data to glean insights that I can apply to my work. But I know that’s not the case for everyone. Over time, I’ve learned that people often fall into two camps when it comes to facts and figures...

40 Nonprofit Trends for 2019
January 29, 2019 at 10:19 am

And there goes another year. Welcome 2019, there is so much in store for you. Each year, NonProfit PRO showcases the forecast for the top nonprofit trends of the year. We do so by reaching out to key thought leaders in the space, asking them their thoughts on the hot trends for the year from all the across the sector...

Are You Ready for Your Next Nonprofit Presentation?
January 25, 2019 at 11:36 am

I love to make presentations. In order to make a successful nonprofit presentation, you must understand how to properly prepare in advance. I do extensive research on the topic to present...

Nonprofit Branding: 3 Questions to Ask Your Organization
January 15, 2019 at 11:43 am

As a nonprofit professional, you have a mandate to understand your supporters. The competition for discretionary dollars is extraordinary. So when it comes to nonprofit branding, there are three questions to ask...

What’s the Buzz With Metrics—and How They Can Help Your Nonprofit Measure Success
January 4, 2019 at 3:13 pm

Long gone are the days where your nonprofit is guessing or estimating how well its doing. Every nonprofit needs to establish a process of calculating and measuring its success, if they haven’t done so already. But let’s take a closer look at success—what does that really entail? Success varies from one nonprofit to the other;…

The Orr Group: The Power of the Team
December 12, 2018 at 1:18 pm

From its beginning, Orr Group’s culture has been infused with values drawn from Steve Orr’s background as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs. Orr Group’s focus is on building relationships, measuring ROI, accountability and metrics. The culture fosters entrepreneurship, whilst drawing on the knowledge of staff with firsthand experience inside nonprofits, from serving as major…

Being in Fifth Grade—Strategic Fundraising
November 29, 2018 at 12:58 pm

When you were in fifth grade, everything was planned. Safe. Secure. You’ve been in school a few years now. You get the drill. You’ve mastered the playground. The challenges of adolescence aren’t even on the horizon...

Shake It Up: Shifting Your Strategy in the Disruption Economy
November 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm

The disruption economy is changing consumer expectations more quickly than ever. Disposable income and wealth distribution, commerce, technology, laws and politics are all changing. And nonprofits are not insulated from these market disruptions just because of the good work they do. Without strategic shifts, charities risk massive revenue loss that threatens their missions and makes it far less likely they’ll solve the problems they were created to solve...

The Orr Group: Campaigns—Changing the Game
November 16, 2018 at 12:26 pm

What kinds of things should nonprofits look at, and seek advice on, if they are considering embarking on a campaign? In this video, Orr Group leaders discuss three critical components: 1) the need for a big idea and a big vision to motivate and inspire donors 2) the value of a dynamic, authentic and credible…

Clarify Your Mission With Journey Mapping
November 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm

Why does your nonprofit need journey mapping? Managing a nonprofit is complex, and no one who has ever tried it would argue this point. After all, the population you serve is broad...

P2P 201 Speaker Spotlight: Steven Nardizzi
November 2, 2018 at 1:35 pm

Faced with a growing population in need of its services, but an economy in the midst of the greatest recession in generations, how one organization consciously bucked conventional fundraising wisdom and heavily invested in fundraising at a time when most were scaling back...