Start The Year Right with Nonprofit Team Building
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by Natasha Jovin
3d ago
Can you believe it is 2023? After the last few years we’ve had, collectively the years seem to somewhat fade together. However, your organization can stand out this year and 2023 can be a year with promise and possibilities! As you begin, take a look back and also get excited for what is ahead!  Below we are going to look at some key ways to focus on nonprofit team building in the new year!  Celebration, Reflection & Growth  Research from Science Daily, states that “..people feel supported socially after a celebration, they’re more ‘pro-social,’ and more willing to volunteer ..read more
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Choosing the Best Nonprofit Performance Measures: 4 Tips
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by Guest Collaborator
3w ago
Whether you’re looking to secure more funding, engage volunteers, or launch a new program or service, you need to know exactly how successful your nonprofit is at achieving its goals. Ineffective performance measures, however, can lead to inaccurate insights and cloud your decision-making.  For nonprofits, the best performance measures help you and your stakeholders clearly understand and assess your community impact. Follow these four strategies to select the right performance metrics for your organization:  Choose Measures That Align With Your Goals Choose Measures That Consider Y ..read more
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#ThankyouWednesday – How to Thank Your #GivingTuesday Donors
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by Susan Sandvick
2M ago
#GivingTuesday was a huge success, and participating organizations all across the country made incredible impact with donors engaged and dollars raised to support their missions. It’s can be a long day, but take a moment and congratulate yourself on a job well done! How can you build on this momentum after #GivingTuesday is over? Here are some best practices for thanking your #GivingTuesday donors to help build deeper relationships with your supporters and increase donor retention in 2023. Make Your Giving Tuesday Thank-You’s Prompt and Personal In her book, Donor Centered Fundraising, Penelo ..read more
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15 Creative #GivingTuesday Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits
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by Mightycause
3M ago
We’ve compiled 15 creative #GivingTuesday fundraising ideas to help you find last-minute inspiration for your #GivingTuesday campaign! From matching grants to wacky challenges, we’ve got a definitive list of angles that make #GivingTuesday campaigns stand out from the crowd. 1. Local Business Showdown One of the easiest and most effective ways to have a successful #GivingTuesday is to add a peer-to-peer element. And some of the most effective peer-to-peer fundraisers out there are businesses. Need proof? This corporate team fundraising effort raised over $105,000 in just a few weeks. So why n ..read more
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Your Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Storytelling for #GivingTuesday
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by Ashley Kefalides
4M ago
Storytelling for #GivingTuesday plays a unique role in your organization’s communication plan. #GivingTuesday on Mightycause isn’t just about donations. As a nonprofit organization, your goal is to inspire your community to invest in your cause. Storytelling is the foundation of creating long-term supporters for your mission. Supporters donate, volunteer, spread the word, and champion your work. #GivingTuesday is the perfect time to gather new donors and engage your faithful supporters! You have a limited time to drive donors to your campaign in order to reach your funding goals. This mea ..read more
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#GivingTuesday Email Templates and Best Practices
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by Mightycause
4M ago
What’s your #GivingTuesday secret weapon? Your email list. Through email, you can make long-form, targeted appeals to those who have already donated to or expressed interest in your nonprofit’s work and send them straight to your #GivingTuesday page on Mightycause to make a donation. Here, we’ll be sharing some #GivingTuesday email templates to help you get inspired, along with tips and best practices that will help you step up your email game for #GivingTuesday.   #GivingTuesday email templates So, the idea behind #GivingTuesday email templates is that you can copy-and-paste them, custo ..read more
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Nonprofit Investment: 5 Steps for Growing Your Giving
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by Lisa Galperin
5M ago
So, you’ve decided to invest your nonprofit’s endowment or reserve funds. For most nonprofits with a healthy reserve, that’s a wise choice. Investing your nonprofit’s reserve funds helps safeguard against both the expected and unexpected, from routine donor attrition to sudden inflation.  Moreover, when a nonprofit invests its funds in a strategic and efficient way, it creates opportunities to open new programs, attract more donors, and have a more significant impact on the communities it serves. To help get you started, let’s look at the five steps crucial to starting an investment accou ..read more
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Nonprofit Overhead: Managing Expenses for Your Organization
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by Lisa Galperin
5M ago
There are plenty of watchdog companies out there that use nonprofits’ annual Form 990s and other public documentation to determine how “efficient” that nonprofit organization is. This public financial information is required of all 501(C)(3) organizations and therefore makes it possible for these companies to form their calculations and opinions.  Unfortunately, many of these companies don’t have the full financial story and only share the ratio of funding that’s allocated toward overhead expenses. Then, donors and prospects are encouraged to make snap judgments based on this simple calcu ..read more
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Increasing your Businesses Philanthropic Initiatives
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by Lisa Galperin
5M ago
Corporate philanthropy is a vital way consumers and employees view a company. According to a corporate giving survey commissioned by Benevity, 84% of consumers and 85% of employees agreed that the more a business engages its consumers and employees in its decisions on charitable giving, the more trust consumers have in that business. Additionally, it found that 78% of employees said they are more likely to work for an organization that provides transparency into how that company allocates its charitable donations. When businesses participate in corporate philanthropy, they create a positive wo ..read more
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What is a Strategic Plan? What Your Nonprofit Should Know
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by Guest Collaborator
6M ago
Nonprofits have big goals to make our world a better place. From promoting animal welfare to making education more accessible, the nonprofit sector seeks to improve our communities in a variety of ways. While dreaming is a big part of nonprofit planning, it’s even more important to make those dreams a reality.  In order to bring your organization closer to achieving its mission, you need a strategic plan. A strategic plan is a bold plan of action that aligns with your goals, preparing your organization for the future. With this overarching plan, you’ll be able to make tough decisions quic ..read more
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