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5 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. In this post, I cover the five steps your organization can follow in order to increase board diversity, equity and inclusion. board-recruitment board-diversity

Three Things I Wish I Knew as a New Executive Director

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Sean Kosofsky, MPA, shares what he learnt throughout his time as an executive director and what he wishes he had known sooner. executive-director

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Here's How to Use the Wild Apricot for Admins App

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You could be maximizing your time by using the Wild Apricot for Admins App to manage your events and contacts on mobile. Here's how to use it. Mobile-App mobile

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The Top 17 Fundraising Software Tools for Nonprofits

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Looking for fundraising software? Check out this up-to-date guide to see which one best suits your organization. nonprofit-fundraising-software fundraising-software-for-nonprofits fundraising-software-tools fundraising-software Fundraising

The 10 Best Social Media Tools for Nonprofits That Save Time and Money (2018 Update)

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Here are the 10 best social media tools for nonprofits to save time (and money) scheduling, managing, and optimizing their social networks. social media

The Ultimate Nonprofit Video Marketing Strategy + 5 of the Best Nonprofit Videos We’ve Seen

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Learn how to create the ultimate nonprofit video marketing strategy with our guide, as well as getting inspired with the five best nonprofit videos we've seen. video-marketing-strategy video-marketing nonprofit-video-marketing-strategy nonprofit-video-marketing nonprofit-video

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The Complete Guide to Running a Successful Membership Drive (+10 Proven Ideas to Get More Members)

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Here are 10 real-life examples of organizations (both small and large) that held very successful membership drives, gaining anywhere from 5 to 200 new members, plus advice on how to set your goal, budget, strategy, and more

200+ Fundraising Ideas Proven to Raise More Donations For Your Cause

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Finding the perfect fundraising idea takes a lot of precious time — time that could be better spent actually raising funds. That’s why I’ve created this list of fundraising ideas: to make it easy for you to find an idea that will generate revenue for your organization. fundraisers fundraising-ideas fundraiser Fundraising

Sales Operations Demystified: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How To Do It Right

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What is Sales Operations? Sales operations refers to the unit, role, activities and processes within a sales organization that support, enable, and drive front line sales teams to sell better, faster, and more efficiently.

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How to Start a Nonprofit the Right Way and Get Your First Paying Members

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New nonprofits face more challenges than ever before, because of how the internet and emerging technologies are changing the ways in which people interact with organizations. In this comprehensive guide, I show you how to start a nonprofit the right way and get your first paying members.

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The Complete Guide to Setting Up a Robust Membership Model

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We created this guide for any organization looking to implement a membership model. Over the past decade, we’ve helped thousands of membership organizations successfully set up and grow their members. This guide contains everything we’ve learned.

28 Facebook Groups Every Nonprofit Professional Needs to Join

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I’ve found that nonprofit Facebook Groups are a great way to network with members of other nonprofits. They can also help answer those sticky questions that you just can’t Google the answer to. That’s why I’ve created this list of the top 28 nonprofit Facebook Groups, so you know where to go. Facebook facebook-groups

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Facebook for Associations: Build a Community for Your Nonprofit with These 5 Best Practices

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Want to start harnessing the power of Facebook for associations? Here are the five best practices you need to apply to your nonprofit's Facebook strategy today. facebook-for-nonprofits facebook-for-associations

48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for May 2018

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Every month I compile the internet's biggest list of free nonprofit webinars. Here are all the webinars for May 2018

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91 Parks and Recreation Organizations Use This #1 Parks and Recreation Management Software

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Learn how you can spend more time out in nature and less time managing your association or organization with Parks and Recreation Management Software. Recreation-Management-Software Parks-and-Recreation-Management-Software parks-and-recreation-software parks-and-recreation

48 Free Nonprofit Webinars for June 2018

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Here are 48 free nonprofit webinars for June 2018

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The Top 17 Nonprofit Accounting Software Tools

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If you’re looking for a nonprofit accounting software solution, look no further. I’ve rounded up all the most popular options into this list. I’ve also highlighted the major benefits of each one and given advice on the kind of nonprofit they might suit best. nonprofit-accounting-software nonprofit-accounting nonprofit-software

10 Inexpensive (or Free) Nonprofit Marketing Tools That Create Stunning Visuals

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Posts with images and videos get shared up to 230% more than those without. To create your own stunning visuals, here are 10 inexpensive and free nonprofit marketing tools that can help. Visual-Tools Nonprofit-Marketing-Tools

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August Update: Keeping Your Wild Apricot Account Secure

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Our round up for August includes information on how we keep your data secure, some new online store features, and a blog post packed with fundraising ideas. security Online-Store august-2018 newsletter

Top 10 Most Popular Membership Management Softwares

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Ever year Capterra (a software review website) publishes their Top 20 Most Popular Membership Management Software list — analyzing criteria like customers, members, and reviews — to help organizations decide which option might be best for them.

The Complete Guide on How to Start an Association

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This step-by-step guide to covers absolutely everything you need to know about how to start an association in the USA. How-to-Start-an-Association

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The 3 Best Instagram Strategies For Nonprofits

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If you’re struggling to get results, or simply starting from scratch, I’m going to show you the three best Instagram strategies for nonprofits I’ve seen get more likes and followers. Instagram

39 Free Nonprofit Webinars for April 2018

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Here's April's roundup of free nonprofit webinars

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How to Choose Your Membership Levels Properly

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I surveyed over 50 membership sites to see what types of Membership Levels were most common. In this post I cover the four most common membership level tiers and show you examples from real organizations. membership-levels

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34 Free Nonprofit Webinars for February 2018

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Here are 34 free nonprofit webinars for February 2018. webinars

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Starting a Chapter of an Organization: The Ultimate Guide

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This guide contains everything you need to know about starting a new chapter of an organization: what a chapter organization is, why you might want to start a new chapter, rather than a new nonprofit, a few organizations you can work with, and more. chapter-software chapter-organization

The Two Most Important Conversations We Had With Associations at ASAE

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Many of the associations we chatted with at the 2018 ASAE annual meeting had two issues in common - can your association relate? Here's what they told us, and the solutions we discussed with them. multichapter events Associations asae

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46 Free Nonprofit Webinars for March 2018

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Here are 46 free nonprofit webinars for March, 2018

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29 of the Best Nonprofit Event Management Software Tools

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If you’re looking to raise more money and make managing your events easier, here’s a list of 29 event management software tools that can help you out. It’s my hope that you browse the list and discover one or two new tools that are perfectly suited for your organization’s needs.

5 Best Practices to Promote Your Event on Facebook and Boost Registrations

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Are fewer people attending your events these days? Are you hoping to dramatically increase attendance at your big conference this year? Rather than relying solely on email blasts, word-of-mouth, and social media posts, here's how to use Facebook ads to increase event attendance

37 Free Nonprofit Webinars for January 2018

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Do you want to raise more funds, engage more volunteers, and stay on top of the latest online tools in 2018? If so, there's a free nonprofit webinar in January on each of these topics and more

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3 Ways Organizations Win at Marketing

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You see them every day. On Instagram, on Facebook and IRL (in real life). Organizations that seem to win at marketing their mission and their programs. They are everywhere and their donor family (and budget) is large! Here are the three things they're doing right — and how you can too! Nonprofit-Marketing

3 Nonprofit Hashtag Strategies That Actually Get Followers, Raise Money, and Spread Awareness

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In this post I’m going to show you some of the most effective uses of hashtag campaigns I’ve seen, and how to find the best hashtags for your audience

Social Media for Nonprofits: 4 Questions to Answer Before You Start Posting

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Many nonprofits find that they spend hours writing social media posts in the hopes of attracting new members, but only get just a handful of responses. We have the secret ingredient to social media success — and it might surprise you. social media nonprofit

How to Write a Newsletter Your Members Will Actually Want to Read

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Does your digital newsletter have low engagement? Here's how to write a newsletter your members actually want to read

The Nonprofit’s Guide to Augmented Reality (+12 Examples of Inspiring Nonprofit Augmented Reality Campaigns)

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Learn everything a nonprofit needs to know about how to make a successful Augmented Reality (AR) campaign and 12 examples of nonprofits who’ve already found success. VR Virtual-Reality AR Augmented-Reality

Your Nonprofit Culture Can Be Ruined by These 3 Common Traps

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I’ve seen nonprofits set toxic and downright annoying work culture expectations that ultimately deter the creation of a strong, functional team. If you’re at an organization where you actually want to build a strong nonprofit culture of teamwork (and attract professional and talented staff), here are three common traps to avoid and what to do instead. Nonprofit-Culture

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Use These 5 Steps to Create a Successful Nonprofit Marketing Plan

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Having worked with hundreds of organizations, I can tell you that the ones who develop and follow a strong nonprofit marketing plan grow faster and make a bigger impact than those who don’t. Here are 5 steps to create your own with examples. Nonprofit-Marketing

5 Types of Nonprofit Members and How to Engage Them

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In this post, I'm going to cover the five most common nonprofit member types I've encountered and the strategies I’ve seen work best

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Wild Apricot Security

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We explain some of the key procedures Wild Apricot uses to keep your data secure, as well as some steps you can take to keep your information safe online. privacy data security

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The Top 5 Social Media Fails You’re Still Committing (and how to #win instead!)

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Stop committing these social media fails and learn how to boost your followers and engagement from the pros. social media

The #1 Rowing Club Software: Free Trial

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Looking for an easy way to coordinate training programs and register rowers for events and classes? Dozens of rowing clubs use Wild Apricot’s software to seamlessly handle all their admin tasks and more

How I Quadrupled My Nonprofit Blog Traffic in Less Than 1 Year

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In this post I’m going to share everything I’ve learned about how to build a successful nonprofit blog from the ground up. This year I've taken traffic from 9,000 visitors/month to over 36,000. Blogging Nonprofit-Blog

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