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In-Kind Donations: What They Are and Why They Matter

Diversified revenue streams are essential for all nonprofits. Your organization might rely on a medley of individual donations, grants, events, membership dues, and other revenue streams to keep your mission in motion and create a sustainable funding model.    When it comes to driving value for nonprofits, in-kind donations are another essential type of contribution …

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[PODCAST] It’s an Election Year: Now What? – Jeff Kruszyna and Joel Baugher

It’s an Election Year: Now What? – Jeff Kruszyna and Joel Baugher As presidential elections grow nearer, how much should your organization change your marketing strategy and how much should you keep the same? How can you make your attempts to connect with new and old donors stand out among the rush of emails, text …

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[PODCAST] 4 Practices to Improve Your Storytelling – Arielle Bateman

4 Practices to Improve Your Storytelling – Arielle Bateman Whether it’s an interview about the life of one of the people your organization is helping or a discussion with your donors about the motivations behind their support for your cause, the ability to capture and communicate a story is crucial to the success of your …

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Building AI Capacity in Nonprofits: Challenges and Opportunities

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a rapidly developing technology, and it can be difficult to know how or when to ethically implement AI within your nonprofit organization. While AI is still a burgeoning field that comes with certain concerns, there are ways that your nonprofit can harness AI to maximize impact, even with limited resources. Responsible …

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10 Benefits of Hosting a Hybrid Event for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are always looking for new ways to expand their reach, build donor relationships, and boost fundraising—all while navigating tight budgets and resources. One cost-effective way to keep your community engaged is by hosting a hybrid event, which blends elements of in-person and virtual events to appeal to a wider audience.   Hybrid events open …

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The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Automation for Nonprofits

The Ultimate Guide to Marketing Automation for Nonprofits Here’s What You’ll Learn Modern buyers are multi-channel communicators. They expect every digital channel to be open to them. They bring this same mindset to the way they engage with nonprofit organizations.Savvy nonprofits need to communicate on a variety of platforms to reach their donors and clients: …

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[PODCAST] Humanizing Your Message with Influencer Marketing – Ryan Davis and Mel

Humanizing Your Message with Influencer Marketing – Ryan Davis and Mel Has your social media content felt repetitive and robotic lately? Are you and your organization looking for a way to refresh your social media content and maximize your social media presence? Influencer marketing may be the refreshment that your social media pages need. Learn …

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How to Leverage Technology to Streamline Nonprofit Finance

It’s practically impossible for any business or organization in any industry to thrive without the use of technology. As technology becomes more advanced and the world becomes more reliant on these systems to stay connected, integrating tech features into your nonprofit is almost a requirement for success.  Nonprofit organizations can use technology to improve their …

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Stakeholder Engagement Matrix Template

Stakeholder Engagement Matrix Template Here’s What You’ll Learn Every organization has stakeholders—people and organizations that have a stake in your success can impact your ability to achieve your goals and are key to growth.   Download this five-step template for success. Define Your Objective Identify Your Stakeholders Prioritize Your Stakeholders with a Matrix Assemble Your …

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[PODCAST] The Power of Stories: Motivating and Retaining Donors – Matt Hussey

The Power of Stories: Motivating and Retaining Donors – Matt Hussey What is the best way to convince someone to donate to your organization? How can you maintain relationships with donors to bring in more donations from them in the future? These questions are crucial to the success and long-term growth of organizations, and the …

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10 Must Try Ninja Moves to Boost Your Donor Relationships

When you’re involved in fundraising, whether as a campaign manager, peer-to-peer organizer, or in any solicitation capacity within your organization, your goal is to be the go-to person in your donors’ lives who connects them to their greatest impact.  And to be relevant, you need to show up.  So…what’s stopping you? Limited resources? Time? Not …

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[PODCAST] Managing Multigenerational Teams – Kate Viana

Managing Multigenerational Teams – Kate Viana One of the biggest challenges a nonprofit leader can face is managing their team. When you have a diverse group of people from multiple generations who all come with their own unique communication styles, motivations, and life experiences, it can be tough to bridge those gaps. On today’s episode, …

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[PODCAST] A Mission Statement Isn’t Marketing – Wes Gay

A Mission Statement Isn’t Marketing – Wes Gay Can your leadership, board, and key audiences rattle off your organization’s mission statement? Maybe, but not likely. Can they each tell you what your organization is about? Probably, but based on their perspective you can get a wide variety of answers. This is why clarity and simplicity …

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[PODCAST] What Makes Donors Tick, Click, and Give? – Moshe Hecht

What Makes Donors Tick, Click, and Give- Moshe Hecht What would happen to your fundraising strategy if you knew your donors beyond their names and addresses? What would happen if you could understand their passions, connections, and social circles? For many organizations, this would be a game changer in influencing how marketing dollars are spent …

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The Hidden Hero: How Product Managers Drive Impact in the Non-Profit Sector

As philanthropy and community engagement take center stage in the ever-changing world of non-profit organizations, product managers’ contributions are frequently overlooked. Their customer-centric attitude and strategic acumen, however, have tremendous potential to propel organizations to success and increase their social influence. By combining knowledge from conventional product development with the novel concept of social impact, …

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A Comprehensive Guide to Form 990 for Nonprofits!

Running a nonprofit means juggling many different objectives and responsibilities– with one of the most crucial being tax compliance with the IRS! The IRS has established various laws and regulations that provide nonprofits with the benefit of exemption from federal income taxes. Even after obtaining tax-exempt status, however, organizations must still report their financial details, …

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10 Best Blogging Practices for Nonprofit Organizations

An effective nonprofit blog is an indispensable marketing tool. The best blogs engage audiences by making personal connections with readers and sharing insider mission information. This guide will explore best practices for creating a blogging and content strategy that drives audience engagement, encourages donations, and makes readers feel like part of your nonprofit’s community.  1. …

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[PODCAST] Everyday AI

AI Can Make Your Day-to-Day Task List Easier! It’s easy to get caught up in thinking we’re headed for a Jetson’s-like reality when someone starts talking about AI and how it can help us in our work and daily lives. In this case though, we’re not talking about robots who will do you house chores, …

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How to Build a Successful Advocacy Campaign: A Guide

How to Build a Successful Advocacy Campaign: A Guide  More and more nonprofits are tapping into the power of advocacy—and for good reason. A strong advocacy campaign can help organizations grow their audience, bring issues to the public’s attention, and raise more donations for their cause.    Traditionally, advocacy campaigns have taken place by going …

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Outsourcing for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters

Outsourcing for Nonprofits: What It Is and Why It Matters It’s no secret that nonprofit professionals often wear many hats. From fundraising to marketing to financial management, there are so many essential responsibilities for running a nonprofit that it quickly becomes expensive and time-consuming to hire a different person to fill each role. The smaller …

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What is a Salesforce Implementation Partner and Why Do I Need One?

What is a Salesforce Implementation (SI) partner? Implementation partners are experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of Salesforce products. A Salesforce implementation partner, also referred to as a Salesforce consulting partner or Salesforce implementation consultant is a company or organization that specializes in helping businesses and organizations adopt and effectively use Salesforce, a …

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[PODCAST] Cultivating Leadership for the Nonprofit Sector

Nonprofit Leadership Under the Microscope What traits do you associate with strong nonprofit leadership? Confidence? Persistence? Assertiveness? In speaking with our latest guest, Trent Dunham,  the president and CEO of Dunham+Company, we learned that essential nonprofit leadership traits are often much more humbling. Trent upens up about how his leadership grew as a result of …

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Stay Centered: 3 Mindfulness Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Stay Centered: 3 Mindfulness Tips for Nonprofit Professionals As a nonprofit professional, you’re used to learning from others in the sector. For example, you might try a text-to-give campaign after witnessing another nonprofit’s success with that idea. But what about when it comes to alleviating workplace stress? Although you’re working to further a good cause, …

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Event Planning Checklist

Unlock Seamless Event Planning with Our Comprehensive Checklist! Are you ready to elevate your event planning game to new heights? Look no further! Introducing our meticulously crafted Event Planning Checklist, your ultimate companion for orchestrating unforgettable gatherings with ease and finesse. In this checklist you will find:  Streamline Your Planning Process: Bid farewell to chaos …

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[PODCAST] Creating Direct Mail Campaigns That Get Results

Creating Email Marketing Campaigns That Get Results   How well do Plato’s models of persuasion hold up with respect to direct email marketing over 2,400 years later? According to our guest Derek Scott, pretty reliably! Fundraisers who see poor results with their direct email marketing campaigns usually make at least one of the following mistakes. …

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5 Self-Learning Tips to Help You Thrive in the Nonprofit Sector 

5 Self-Learning Tips to Help You Thrive in the Nonprofit Sector  The continuous rollout of industry-disrupting technology and new workflows pressures nonprofit employees to keep skilling up. Some estimates suggest that half of all skills in today’s workforce will be eliminated within two years. So, immersing in one profession for five, let alone 15 years, …

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[PODCAST] Keeping All Bars on Green: Self-Care in the Professional Space

Professional Self-Care and the Art of “Showing Up”   How can we be more engaged and authentic in our professional lives? In an episode full of great tips on professional self-care and authenticity, our guest Bethany Cranfield shares two key mantras that stand out. The first is that we must keep “All bars on green” …

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[PODCAST] Making Meaningful Marketing Through Creativity

Making Meaningful Marketing Through Creativity   “There’s no excuse for not knowing a little bit more than you do right now about your audiences.” (Ben Smithee) In 2024, transparency and adaptability are more essential than ever for the survival of your brand. Transparency, because stakeholders have so many options to pick from that if your …

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Innovative Solutions for Streamlining Nonprofit Finance

Innovative Solutions for Streamlining Nonprofit Finance By using fundraising software, data management tools, and AI — Nonprofits can increase their efficiency, expand their reach, and stabilize their finances. You don’t need to have a dedicated IT department or a tech guru on your staff to digitize your workflows and neither do you need a huge …

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