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How To Activate Your Board For Fundraising

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This is a guest post from Candace Cody, Manager of Content + Education at CauseVox. Your nonprofit’s board is one of the most powerful fundraising assets you have. But often our board members go untapped: either because you don’t think. fundraising

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Nonprofit Succession Planning: 50 Practical Tips

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Last month, a board member from a Lawyer’s Association reached out to me because their president was planning to retire. Unfortunately, they hadn’t gone through a transition before and didn’t know where to find a new president. organizational-management

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The 18 Best HOA Websites of 2021 And Why You Need One

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“Don’t tell anyone, but I think I’m leaving the board at the end of the year,” David told Sahar, after a particularly overwhelming meeting of their condo’s homeowner’s association. Sahar didn’t blame him. website-and-technology

8 Types of Annoying Board Members

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Nonprofits are a magical place filled with super passionate, hardworking, and extremely motivated individuals. I've had many opportunities to work with some of these fantastic people and it's been an absolute pleasure. But, sometimes when you get a. organizational-management

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Deliver Effective Online Education and Events Your Members Will Love

This guide identifies the biggest challenges for associations moving their training online and provides practical solutions so that you can hit the ground running. Download now to keep your members engaged and growing even in times of COVID-19.

38 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2020

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Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in December 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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How to Build an Effective Nonprofit Board: The Complete Guide

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As any nonprofit leader knows, a strong board of directors is critical to an organization’s success and long-term resilience. Beyond fulfilling a legal requirement, an effective nonprofit board also plays an important role in an organization’s. organizational-management

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Volunteer Orientation and Training for Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

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Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations. With shoestring budgets and big missions, many nonprofits rely heavily on committed volunteers to help carry out their work. Luckily, people are ready and willing to help. Around 30 per cent. volunteerism

6 Steps to Increase Board Diversity at Your Nonprofit

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If you’re concerned about your board’s diversity, you’re not alone. Statistics Canada conducted a survey between December 4, 2020 and January 18, 2021 , surveying over 6,000 nonprofit board members and confirming that lack of diversity. organizational-management

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7 Community Outreach Ideas for Nonprofits in 2021

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This is a guest post from Kristina Brunnler, Marketing Manager at MobileCause. Amid the continued COVID-19 crisis, many nonprofits are struggling to raise critical funds for beneficiaries impacted by the pandemic. With in-person fundraising events. membership

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

Building Donor Relationships One Thank You At a Time

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This is a guest post by Ephraim Gopin, the founder of 1832 Communications. “The thank you is the single most important piece of communication that your donors get. They have a higher recall of it than the appeal that generated the gift.” ” fundraising

How To Welcome New Members To An Organization

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Do you remember the first conference you attended? What about your first association networking event? Did you feel welcomed, or more like a wallflower waiting for a dance invitation? As a junior association staffer, I was excited to fly halfway across. membership

4 Steps to Recruiting the Right Board Members for Your Nonprofit

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There’s an age-old saying that goes, “You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with.” ” This is certainly true in our personal lives, and the fact that the amount of spending companies have invested in recruiting. organizational-management

40 Free Nonprofit Webinars for December 2020

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Every month, I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars. As we get closer to the new year, it's time for nonprofits to take all we learned in 2020 and start planning for a successful 2021. This month, nonprofit experts are offering. organizational-management

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

42 Free Nonprofit Webinars for November 2020

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Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in November 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for August 2020

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Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in August 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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Write a Perfect Welcome Letter to New Members with These 10 Tips

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I once received a new member welcome letter that was so drab, it caused me to cancel my membership with the association. there's a little more to the story than that. Let me explain. After I signed up online to be a member of an association, marketing

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50 Free Nonprofit Webinars for September 2020

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Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in September 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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Build or Buy an LMS? How to Pick the Right Solution for Your Budget

BUDGET. When it comes to picking your next LMS that six-letter word is probably the most important part of the decision-making process. So, what are your options to get the best possible eLearning solution without breaking the bank? Build it or buy it. This guide from Lambda’s eLearning experts details absolutely everything you need to consider so you can pick the perfect eLearning solution for your organization and budget.

The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving

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Follow these steps to make your year-end giving campaign the best yet, as well as getting inspired by three great examples

Why You Need a Membership Agreement and How to Create One (+Template)

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If you run a membership site or a membership organization, it may be a good idea to create a membership agreement for your members. Are you legally required to have your members sign a membership agreement? But having some sort of contract in place. membership

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How to Write a Volunteer Thank-You Letter That's Actually Meaningful (+ Template)

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Showing your volunteers how much you appreciate them with a meaningful thank-you letter can make a big difference in your volunteer engagement and retention. Use our template and examples to get inspired and craft the perfect thank-you letter

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How to Run a Successful Nonprofit Board Meeting in 8 Steps

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It’s really no secret that your non-profit’s or association’s board of directors is pivotal to your organization’s success. Your board of directors are the standard bearers… foundation builders… strategic plan. organizational-management

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

10 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2021

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Are you as ready for 2021 as I am? COVID-19 brought a slew of challenges for the nonprofit sector this year — but it didn’t get us down! As always, nonprofits showed their resilience and innovation to overcome a very difficult time. I’m. organizational-management

30 Virtual Event Statistics You Need to Know in 2020

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Are you considering hosting a virtual event? Check out these 30 stats from nonprofits, membership organizations, and professional event planners to get prepared

March Update: Do More With Your Online Store

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Improving your online store was a big focus this month. You now have the option to have free products on your store for members. You can also expect more improvements to the online store feature to support your operations in the coming release. We've. wild-apricot-updates

6 Data Security Practices For Nonprofits in The Digital Age

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In this post, we cover the kinds of nonprofit data security breaches that are most likely to happen, and which data security practices your nonprofit can use to prevent them

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Need Remote Learning NOW? Get Online Quickly & Easily With This Can’t-Miss Guide

Remote learning is becoming more important than ever. Whether you’re scrambling to get your eLearning launched, or need to upgrade to meet increased demand, this guide will eliminate the guesswork so you can find your perfect LMS!

200+ Amazing Fundraising Ideas Any Organization Can Try Today

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Are you struggling to decide what to do for your next fundraiser? Do you have a high target to hit, and just aren’t sure how to get there? Whether you’re trying to raise funds for a nonprofit, club, or association, there’s a lot of. fundraising

Everything you Need to Know About Virtual Sponsorship for Nonprofits

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Wondering how sponsorships work now that we've all made the shift to virtual events? Here's everything you need to know about virtual sponsorships for nonprofits + 20 great sponsorship ideas

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Announcing the 2020 Virtual Event Report: Everything You Need to Know to Run a Better Virtual Event

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We surveyed over 1,000 membership organizations to help solve all of your most pressing challenges related to virtual events. Read this post to learn the top three takeaways and download the Virtual Event Report to read the full insights

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Treat it Like a Marriage: Top Tips for a Long and Happy Donor Relationship

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A great donor relationship is not unlike a happy marriage. Here are some tips for keeping your donors' love alive so they keep coming back

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AMC-Managed Organizations are More Stable than Standalone Organizations

Why do organizations managed by Association Management Companies outperform standalone organizations? This paper seeks to answer that question through the results of a study examining the rates of change in the length of chief staff executive tenure and changes in office locations of membership-based organizations between 2009 and 2015.

47 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2020

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Here are all the free nonprofit webinars happening in May 2020 that the Internet has to offer

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How Your Nonprofit Can Succeed with Cause Marketing

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Wondering how your nonprofit can use cause marketing? Here's everything you need to know about partnering with a business for mutual profit. cause marketing Non-profits

5 Steps to Turning Strangers Into Members and Members Into Advocates

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Follow these five steps from marketing strategist Amy Jacobus to bring your potential supporters down the marketing funnel and turn them into raving fans

4 Crucial Tips for Improving Your Association’s Website

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Your association’s website is the main touchpoint for members and prospects. Make sure it’s providing the right experience with these easy-to-implement strategies

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Smart Tactics to Keep Members and Sponsors Engaged During Challenging Times

With conferences being canceled due to COVID-19, associations need to be nimble by implementing alternative strategies and tactics that can continue to bring value to their members, keep sponsors/exhibitors, generate revenues for the Association.