April, 2024

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How to Get Funding for a Nonprofit: Tips on Tapping into 12 Top Funding Sources

Wild Apricot

Knowing how to get funding for a nonprofit is the first step towards success! Discover the pros & cons of the most common nonprofit funding sources.

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In an AI-Powered Market, a Human Touch Can Differentiate Your Association’s Education Programs

WBT Systems

Building AI into your association’s practices is a careful balancing act. It makes sense to use AI to automate menial tasks and extend your capabilities.

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The Top 15 Member Retention Strategies to Grow Your Community in 2024

Wild Apricot

Retaining your membership base saves money on recruitment and helps build a lasting community. Get inspired by these 15 member retention strategies!

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Drones, Robots, and Farmers—Prepare Your Association to Meet Fast-Moving Technology Trends

.orgSource

To make a point about technology and its impact on the future of work, Hugh Lee, Co-Founder of Fusion Productions, told me this story: “Several years ago, we invited some young presenters who were developing cutting edge farming technology to digitalNow. They were using drones to fly over fields and analyze the irrigation and fertilizer required by individual plants and crops.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Tips for Recruiting Volunteers and SMEs for Online Education Programs

WBT Systems

Since we’re in National Volunteer Week (April 21-27), it’s a good time to revisit a challenge that keeps coming up in association community discussions.

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6 ways your association management software supports fundraising activities

NetForum

Your ability to engage donors and drive revenue effectively depends heavily on the software you select. Here are six fundraising activities your association’s software should help you do better and faster. 6 ways your association management software supports fundraising activities appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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How To Create a Nonprofit SWOT Analysis

Wild Apricot

Being able to check in with your nonprofit and evaluate your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats is key for success. Here's how you can complete your own SWOT analysis.

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Elevating association research: transform insights into impact

The Association 100

Unlock the secrets to maximizing your association’s research with OnWrd & UpWrd’s eBook, “Five Steps to Unlock the Power of Your Association’s Research.” This guide will help you amplify the reach and significance of your research efforts. The five-step process is designed to involve critical stakeholders early, identify compelling narratives within your findings and develop a robust strategy for sharing your insights.

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Why the Board’s Duty of Foresight Remains a Radical Idea Ten Years Later: Part I

Association Adviser

AUTHOR’S ATTESTATION: This article was written entirely by Jeff De Cagna AIMP FRSA FASAE, a human author, without using generative AI. Association boards have a duty of foresight.

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How to Increase Membership Renewal

Dive deep into essential elements that drive member retention. Learn why members may hesitate to renew. Discover actionable techniques to encourage their return and foster lasting engagement. Uncover reasons members choose not to renew. Learn effective tactics to elevate member engagement and communication. Explore methods to encourage member renewal and active participation in your association Download now to take charge of your membership retention strategy!

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Association Brain Food: 4.26.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Association boards. Impexium and Jeff De Cagna of Foresight First invite you to participate in The Future of Association Boards (FAB) Survey , our community’s first comprehensive tracking survey of board composition, practices and performance. The survey results will give association staff and volunteer leaders a deeper understanding of how to strengthen board effectiveness for the long term.

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Your Meetings Suck

Spark Consulting

But they don’t have to. I don’t mean your Annual Meeting, of course. If that sucks, you have MUCH bigger problems. I mean those 2 hour snooze-fests where 50% of your staff sits there on Zoom/Teams/WebEx “multitasking” with their cameras off, while one person blathers on and the other 50% thank The Powers That Be that they were spared attendance.

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ASAE Demo Days: see how you can take your association to the next level with NetForum

NetForum

Our NetForum team will be presenting at ASAE AMS Demo Days and are excited to connect with you virtually. Read our blog for more reasons on why you won’t want to miss the 2024 ASAE AMS Demo Days. ASAE Demo Days: see how you can take your association to the next level with NetForum appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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46 Unique Nonprofit Software Tools to Bring You Success in 2024!

Wild Apricot

Nonprofit software simplifies, automates and powers up your daily tasks. Accounting software, fundraising tools, CRM solutions, analytics and more!

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How to Create a Winning Event Marketing Strategy

Events hold the power to create lasting impressions and meaningful connections. They are not only occasions for celebration but also valuable marketing opportunities. Event marketing has become an essential component of successful business strategies, enabling organizations to engage with their target audience and create memorable experiences. However, behind every successful event lies a well-thought-out marketing strategy.

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Three Data-Informed Strategies for Better Member Engagement

Association Analytics

In the association world, member engagement is always a top priority – but it’s not always a successful endeavor. Most associations don’t have an easy way to measure member engagement across all their different systems and touch points. And even when measured, it can be tricky to know how to use engagement scores to improve member experience and operational results.

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Offer Workforce Development Programs to Attract Gen Z to Your Association & Industry

WBT Systems

You probably know someone like my cousin. He graduated from college several years back, worked in marketing at a radio station and nonprofit, but decided not to pursue that path.

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Association Brain Food: 4.12.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… I would love to live Like a river flows, Carried by the surprise Of its own unfolding. – Fluent by John O’Donohue from Conamara Blues (hat tip to Swiss Miss for sending this poem my way) Attendee attention. Distraction is an occupational hazard for all of us. Even well-meaning learners who’ve paid for online courses and conferences are apt to click away if their attention wanes during your program.

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Becoming a Leader

Spark Consulting

There’s plenty of advice on what it takes to be a good leader, but in my own experience, it doesn’t matter how curious or analytical or resilient you are if people don’t trust you enough to follow you. How do you make yourself worthy of that trust? 1. Praise in public, correct in private. This encompasses a number of things: Catch your people doing good stuff.

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The Ultimate Guide to Monetizing Customer Learning

Every decision that goes into your learning monetization strategy matters for your organization’s bottom line. Our research has shown a clear correlation between high program maturity (and ROI!) and choosing the right monetization strategy. This eBook contains clear, actionable ways to approach packaging and pricing models that will help your association grow revenue, improve profitability, and drive expansion into new markets.

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NetForum Spring 2024 town hall highlights

NetForum

NetForum Spring 2024 town hall highlights: Product updates, customer wins, and more NetForum Spring 2024 town hall highlights appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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Setting Goals for Your Nonprofit

Wild Apricot

Goal setting is vital for seeing success in your nonprofit. Read more to discover how to set smart goals for your nonprofit plus great examples to help you brainstorm!

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Managing negative publicity: Effective crisis communication strategies

The Association 100

In this video , I dive into managing negative publicity effectively. Navigating this terrain requires prompt and honest communication. Here’s how: 1. Respond quickly and transparently – Immediate acknowledgment of the issue with a clear action plan is crucial. Delays can worsen the situation. 2. Stick to the facts – Provide accurate information to maintain credibility and trust. 3.

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Enhance Your Association’s Online Courses & Cohorts with Mentoring

WBT Systems

With remote and hybrid work, people don’t have the same formal or informal mentoring opportunities as they did before lockdown.

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2024 Association Survey Results Report

2024 Association Survey Results Report For the 10th year, association professionals across the U.S. and Canada provided a look at the inner workings of their organizations when they replied to GrowthZone’s annual survey. Read the 2024 survey results report to see how your association compares: Top Challenges Retention Rates Non-Renewal Reasons Automatic Renewals Reinstatement Strategies Member Engagement Changes & Strategies Why Members Join Non-Dues Revenue Sources Dues Increases, and more

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Association Brain Food: 4.5.24

Reid All About it

The weekly list of free educational events and resources for the association community… Apply for a marketing/branding grant. In honor of their 25th anniversary, Mighty Citizen is giving away $100,000 in marketing and branding services. They’re looking for a 501(c)(3) organization whose powerful mission could impact more people more deeply if it had marketing and branding help.

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Dump the Performance Review!

Spark Consulting

We all know that one of the top reasons people voluntarily leave their jobs is bad management. Bad management can express itself in a variety of ways: the infamous “one person screwed up/took advantage of the organization so let me send out a cranky email to everyone setting up a Draconian new policy,” the capricious boss who takes out bad moods on staff, the micro-manager, the boss who never, ever backs staff members in confrontations with volunteers or members, the boss who plays f

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Spring 2024 Release Highlights

NetForum

Uncover the benefits of choosing the right association management software for your fundraising activities. Learn how the right AMS can empower your staff and maximize revenue generation. Spring 2024 Release Highlights appeared first on NetForum Association Management Software.

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Donor Engagement Strategies to Level Up Your Nonprofit + Donor Engagement Plan Checklist!

Wild Apricot

Your donors are critical for your fundraising goals. Discover the best practices for engaging donors and how to create an effective donor engagement strategy.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.