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12 Practical Ways To Engage and Retain Members in Today's World

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Your association’s members go through many steps in their membership journey before signing up. This journey can be long (and often expensive) which is why associations think carefully about what steps they can take to retain the members who. membership

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28 Super Engaging Ideas for Giving Tuesday, from Campaign to Marketing

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Ah, Giving Tuesday. This international day of giving is a nonprofit’s dream, but there sure is a lot of competition with other organizations! In order to make Giving Tuesday your most profitable day of the year, it’s so important to get. fundraising

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Giving Tuesday 2022: Everything You Need to Create a SMASH Campaign

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If you want to crush your nonprofit’s annual fundraising goals, look no further than Giving Tuesday! Aside from December 31st, Giving Tuesday is the most charitable day of the year. With a simple hashtag and some marketing creativity, you can. fundraising

Planning the Perfect Annual Fund Campaign

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If you’re looking to bring in secure funding for your nonprofit organization, annual fundraising is a must-do! A watertight annual fund campaign helps you strengthen donor relationships, bring in new supporters and secure your operational expenses

Here's How to Write an Effective New-Member Welcome Email

Welcome emails have an incredibly high open rate (50-60%). Read here to learn tips for taking full advantage of your valuable, one-time opportunity to reach new members.

Designing an Effective New Member Onboarding Process: 7 Tips

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You’ve designed a value-packed membership program that offers amazing benefits and gives your members access to highly sought-after resources. So how is it possible that your renewal rates keep declining? Why are members dropping off when they. membership

Nonprofit Bylaws 101: How to Write (and Change!) Bylaws for Your Organization

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Over the years, your nonprofit is bound to grow and change! Nonprofit bylaws help to remove uncertainty from those changes by starting your nonprofit from a solid foundation. But what are bylaws for a nonprofit in the first place? If you’ve never. organizational-management

19 Effective Nonprofit Accounting Software Tools

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Nonprofit accounting can get complicated , especially for organizations using outdated systems. If you don’t have the right financial planning tools and strategies , you may find yourself making errors or taking hours to perform even simple, website-and-technology

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Everything You Need To Know About Hosting Your Membership Site On WordPress

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How do I create a membership website through WordPress? Why should I use WordPress? These questions probably landed you on this page. Creating the best membership website for you can be a daunting task. There's lots to consider! Fortunately, you've

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How to Start a Nonprofit in 12 Steps

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If you’re thinking of starting a nonprofit, congratulations! It’s an amazing way to bring people together and make a difference in your community. It can also be quite an overwhelming process. That’s why we created this comprehensive. organizational-management

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How to Get Young Professionals to Engage In Your Association

GrowthZone’s guide, The Power of Young Professionals, tackles the challenges of engaging, recruiting, and retaining Gen Z and Millennial members, including: • Why they do or don’t join. • Communication strategies. • Myths and facts

How to Hire a Grant Writer

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Operating a nonprofit is expensive, and most can’t rely on donations alone to cover their costs, especially when they’re first starting up. That’s where grants come in — funds you can get from the government (or a foundation). organizational-management

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Creating Capital Campaign Gift Range Charts: Tips & Example

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If you’re planning a major campaign for your organization, there are a few essential resources you’ll need on hand to help guide the process and give your team a clear view of its trajectory and goals. If we had to choose the very most

The BEST Online Payment Processing for Nonprofits: Our Top 18 Picks

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The BEST Online Payment Processing for Nonprofits: Our Top 18 Picks If you want to collect donations online (and you do!), you’re going to need an online payment processor. Payment processors are a key piece of setting up your online payment. website-and-technology

Membership Level Names: The Secret Sauce for Super-Creative Tier Names

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If you’re in the midst of planning your membership program, you’re likely thinking about what benefits you can offer to your members and how much to charge for them. Hopefully, you already know that offering more than one membership level. membership

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How to Sell Your Board on Better Technology

Use this helpful blueprint when you need to convince your board to invest in better software. It includes talking points and tips for your presentation, including quantifying ROI, outlining indirect benefits, and selling the potential of the purchase.

How to Write a Brilliant Board Meeting Agenda: 4 Steps, Must-Haves, Samples and Templates

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Board meetings are where the big decisions get made for your nonprofit! Each and every meeting is an opportunity for your board of directors to brainstorm, troubleshoot and shape the direction of your organization. If you want to hold the best board

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Budgets

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Running a nonprofit is a lot like learning to juggle—exciting as the skill is, it’s harder than it looks! If you’re looking for a way to keep all those balls in the air, nothing is more valuable than a foolproof nonprofit budget. organizational-management

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The Ultimate Guide to Donation Pages for Nonprofits + 25 Examples to Fire Up Your Fundraising

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Donations are the lifeblood of any nonprofit! Not only do they bring in regular revenue, but they also represent the strength of your relationships with your supporters. Looking for an easy way to turn those supporters into donors? Then it’s. fundraising

How to Ask for Donations

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Donations are a BIG DEAL to your nonprofit: they’re a primary revenue stream , support your base costs, and give you the resources you need to keep growing. However, many people get nervous when it comes to the big question: how to ask for donations? fundraising

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How to Select an Association Credit Card Processing Company

Right now, every penny counts. It’s an ideal time to check if your association’s credit card processing provider is offering competitive terms. However, there are many important factors to consider if when researching options.

7 Steps to Create a Donation Website for Your Nonprofit + 10 Great Examples

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Take a look at your website. Would it encourage you to donate? If the answer is no, your potential donors probably feel the same way. Think of your website as your personal assistant. Once set up properly to receive donations, it makes it easy for. fundraising

The Event Planning Checklist Used By Top Event Planners

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Are you new to planning events and want a little help? Or are you looking for an easy process for your team to follow while planning an event? Whether you’re running an in-person, hybrid or virtual event , you’re in the right place. events

How to Get Event Sponsorship: Your Ultimate Guide for 2022

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Getting event sponsorship can be a huge win for your next event. But the road to securing one can be a point of stress in your event planning. A recent survey stated that 90% of event planners put finding an event sponsor as one of their top two concerns. events

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14 Ways to Improve Your Organization's Member Experience

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A few years ago, I joined an online writing club. I was hoping to start tracking my writing progress and connect with other writers, and I hoped the sense of community would give me motivation to keep developing my skills. Two months after I joined, membership

The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Association Websites

Your association’s website needs to engage members AND deliver a great user experience so everyone who visits it leaves with a positive impression. But how? Get the free guide to optimizing your website “under-the-hood” (great for "non-techy" people).

43 Event Management Software Tools You Need to Know About

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What if you had an army of robots to do all the grunt work for your events? This isn’t science fiction: this is the reality of many event managers. Instead of manually processing registrations, running checks to the bank, or trying to keep track. events

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How to Write The Best Thank-You Letter for Donations + Three Templates and Samples

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You’ve worked hard to bring in those donations, but does the work stop there? Absolutely not. In fact, in a lot of ways it’s just starting. When a donor makes a gift to your organization — especially if it’s their first one. fundraising

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How to Take Board Meeting Minutes

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Taking board meeting minutes can feel tedious, but doing it well will help your team in the long run! Board minutes serve as a point of reference for what was discussed AND as a resource in legal matters. The best minute takers have: a keen ear for. organizational-management

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21 Leading Association Management Software (AMS) Options

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Many association team members have to-do lists running long with administrative tasks. And while we all would love to have an assistant to take care of these tedious tasks, not many association budgets have space for such a luxury (darn!) But even. website-and-technology

5 PIllars of Community

Today’s business communities are facing a period of transition to become digital first, which increases the need for people to feel belonging. Implementing the 5 Pillars of Community is a key component to organizational growth.

The 21 Best Fundraising Software Platforms for Nonprofits

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At WildApricot , we’ve worked with thousands of fundraising professionals over the years. Although they have different tips and tricks for success, there’s one thing they all have in common: they’ve added nonprofit fundraising software. fundraising

Your 2022 Guide to Hosting a Virtual Conference

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Over the last two years, more and more organizations have made the move to virtual events and conferences. We now have the technology to host thousands of attendees in the virtual space, while providing them with valuable, engaging, and memorable experiences. events

25 Cheap & Easy Fundraising Ideas During COVID

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As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on, no one is sure whether things will ever truly return to normal. For nonprofits, this has meant changing up the way they approach fundraising. No one is organizing elaborate in-person galas or sending volunteers to. fundraising

37 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

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I was talking to an administrative coordinator recently who had just started at a small nonprofit in Toronto. Although she loved her new role, she was having some trouble figuring out who to reach out to about some industry questions she had. Since. organizational-management

The 20 Do’s & Don’ts for Associations in Email Marketing

The biggest question that many Associations have when it comes to email marketing is, “what are the best practices I should adopt?” This whitepaper is written from 21 years of email experience on the client, agency, and vendor side of email. It is also wr

The Best Nonprofit Website Builders in 2022

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12 Best Nonprofit Website Builders & 3 Tips To Get Started Imagine this: Gabriella, a manager at a local boutique, hears about your nonprofit when her boss agrees to be an event sponsor for your upcoming gala. She’s inspired by your mission. website-and-technology

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The Ultimate Membership Renewal Guide

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Your members are your organization’s lifeblood — and while one of your top activities is likely bringing in new members, one of the most common challenges associations face is a low membership renewal rate. People are busy and forgetful, membership

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TikTok for Nonprofits: The Beginner’s Guide

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First launched in 2017 as a short-form video sharing app used mostly by teens, TikTok has exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic. As people look for entertainment and connection during long periods of lockdown, the hilarity, quirkiness. marketing

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How to Create a Stronger Annual Appeal Letter

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Every nonprofit knows the importance of staying on top of fundraising efforts. The money donors bring in helps to fund new projects, and turns your team’s big ideas into reality. But running an organization also comes with covering the less flashy. fundraising

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The Guide to Accessible Learning for Associations

Speaker: Dan Streeter, Vice President of Learning Strategy & Development at Blue Sky eLearn

In this 45-minute webinar, we’ll share real-world accessibility solutions and hidden tools in the applications you use every day such as Zoom, Microsoft Suite, Adobe Acrobat (PDF), Articulate Storyline 360, and Articulate Rise 360. This webinar will help you evaluate the accessibility of your current learning efforts and learn about the tools needed to ensure your eLearning is in alignment with the latest Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (proposed WCAG 2.2).