[PODCAST] Cultivating Leadership for the Nonprofit Sector
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by Meghan Speer
16h ago
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 accepting tough feedback, questioning himself, and pausing for reflection. His prevailing mantras “humble aggressiveness, patience, and honor” have helped orient him through the hurdles of being at the helm. Trent ..read more
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Event Planning Checklist
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by Cara Godlesky
3d ago
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 and confusion! Our checklist is meticulously organized to guide you through every stage of event planning, ensuring no detail goes unnoticed. Comprehensive and Customizable: From initial brainstormin ..read more
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[PODCAST] Creating Direct Mail Campaigns That Get Results
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by Meghan Speer
2w ago
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. 1) They fail to segment their donors. You should always reward the most consistent donors and recalibrate for the MIA ones. 2) They excessively manufacture a sense of urgency to the point that recipients become numb to campaigns. 3) They over-re ..read more
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5 Self-Learning Tips to Help You Thrive in the Nonprofit Sector 
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by Liam Gerrity
2w ago
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, without picking up new skills along the way is not only a missed opportunity, but it could jeopardize long-term career security.  As for organizations themselves — failure to provide growth opportunities or to train employees in new ..read more
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[PODCAST] Keeping All Bars on Green: Self-Care in the Professional Space
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by Meghan Speer
3w ago
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” meaning we optimize our professional practices so that they don’t evaporate our energy by day’s end. We can do this by prioritizing self-care, but also by setting professional boundaries in ways that might make us uncomfortable at first. Especially if we are habitual overachiev ..read more
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[POV] Overcoming the Challenges of Volunteering
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by Liam Gerrity
3w ago
A POV About the Most Common Challenges We Encounter While Volunteering and How to Deal With Them We all know we could do more to help out. Whether it’s to support the environment, serve the underprivileged, or advocate for greater equality. We may decide to donate, adopt more ethical purchasing habits, or simply learn more about the issues. But perhaps the most direct means of contributing to society is volunteering. People volunteer for different reasons. For some, it is a civic duty — on a level with voting and showing up for jury summons. For others, it’s a way to connect with fellow human ..read more
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How to Turn Your Nonprofit’s Social Followers into Donors
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by Brooke Currence
3w ago
Sponsored by Give Lively Increasingly, donors are turning to social media to find causes to support. According to a recent survey, almost half of millennials say they’re inspired to give to charity by social media. A quarter of Gen-Xers and a fifth of Baby Boomers say the same. Whether your nonprofit already has a devoted following that likes and shares your posts, or you’re still building your presence on social media, here are some tips will help you expand your social audience and, ultimately, your donor base. Set Up a “Donate” Button on Facebook When one of Facebook’s billions of users sea ..read more
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[PODCAST] Making Meaningful Marketing Through Creativity
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by Meghan Speer
1M ago
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 marketing material fails to clearly outline what you are offering and what they must do to obtain it, they will distrust you and switch to your competitors. Adaptability, because easy access to information about global pandemics, contentious elections ..read more
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[PODCAST] Creative Fundraising with Outside-the-Box Thinking
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by Meghan Speer
1M ago
Creative Fundraising with a Scientific Approach “But that’s the way we’ve always done it” is an all-too-common phrase. It’s easy to get stuck in a rut but thinking outside the box and trying something new may be just what your organization needs! With his new series, Decoding Generosity, our guest Nathan Hill hopes to set a new standard for how organizations engage, inform, and prospect the internet community. This series invites both casual viewers and nonprofit members to have a look behind the curtain of the science of generosity. It asks them to reflect on what they think the most effecti ..read more
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Clever Ways to Boost Publicity Among Key Age Demographics
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by Liam Gerrity
1M ago
It’s Time to Take Your Publicity Strategy to the Next Level and Market to Key Age Demographics You want to drive more traffic to your website, and you have already put the regular best practices to work. You send out newsletters and post regularly on social media. And you engage with your followers. You’re ready to take it to the next level, but how?  Ideally, your digital marketing presence will grow steadily and consistently, even if it is slow. ‘Slow-and-steady-wins-the-race’ is a solid approach to digital marketing for long-term growth. However, you may be asking yourself whether ther ..read more
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