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    • fundraising

    • strategy

    The Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide

    July 18, 2018

    For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them. Having a detailed strategic plan in place before embarking on a fundraising campaign can be a huge determinant of its success, even before the first dollar is raised. But it isn’t enough to have a rough idea of messaging, an incomplete timeline, some scheduled tweets, and an arbitrary fundraising goal.  The best fundraising strategic plan tells a complete, organized, and analytics-based story that your team can actually use to help your campaign be more successful. We created this guide to help you build just that.

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    • CRM

    • nonprofit tools

    How To Find Effective Database Solutions for Social Services Organizations

    July 16, 2018

    For social services organizations such as food banks, shelters, and community centers, managing data well is a critical part of keeping their doors open to members of the community in need of their services. Effective fundraising, member engagement, and volunteer management all hinge on the ability to collect and easily utilize information about supporters in both online and offline interactions.

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    • conferences

    • ntc

    Your Official #NN18 Local's Guide to New Orleans

    July 12, 2018

    We're just a few weeks away from one of the most highly anticipated nonprofit conferences of the year, and we're so excited to be headed down South to the Big Easy! Considering our team is obsessed with all that is NOLA, we thought we'd share some favorite local spots to eat, drink, party, and enjoy the sights while visiting for the Netroots Nation 2018 Conference. Check out the list below!

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    • CRM

    • arts and culture

    Halcyon's By The People Festival: How One Organization is Using Data to Unite People Around Art

    July 12, 2018

    Halcyon is a DC-based arts and culture organization that brings together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise and provides a safe haven for their bold ideas to take flight. Their incubator, arts fellowship, and public policy dialogue programs encourage socially engaged creatives to advance their talents and visions, transforming their inspiration into impact. In June 2018, they hosted their inaugural By the People festival, an international arts and dialogue festival taking place across the city of Washington D.C. and focusing on themes of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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    • CRM

    • nonprofit tools

    How To Find the Right Database For Social Justice and Advocacy Nonprofits

    July 9, 2018

    For nonprofits doing political advocacy and social justice work, having solid data management practices can sometimes be an afterthought. After all, dedicated nonprofit staff are often stretched to their limits, working at capacity to advance their causes, and may simply not have time to sit down and evaluate the organization’s data flow. However, many nonprofits often overlook the fact that clean, useable data empowers staff to “work smarter, not harder” and can increase efficiency by automating basic processes and providing the information necessary to make smart decisions about where to invest time and resources for maximum impact.

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    • CRM

    • arts and culture

    Finding Data Management Solutions for Arts and Culture Organizations

    July 5, 2018

    Arts and culture organizations such as media companies, magazines, public radio stations, museums, theaters, and arts advocates have unique needs when it comes to data management. Balancing the tasks of marketing to a broad swath of the general public while also maintaining positive relationships with a closer circle of donors and supporters presents unique challenges to fundraisers and membership professionals. Meeting both of these demands is best achieved through a unified database system that offers fundraisers a holistic, 360 degree view of their donors. Database and CRM systems for arts and cultural organizations should offer the capability for several key tasks:

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    • planned giving

    10 Breakthrough Planned Giving Insights from Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Latest Report

    July 2, 2018

    In the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s recent report, 9 Trillion And Counting: How Charities Can Tap Into the Transfer of Wealth, researchers undertake a qualitative and quantitative study of the state of nonprofit planned giving programs. This extensive report offers analysis of generational wealth data, in-depth case studies of multiple nonprofits’ planned giving efforts, and detailed instructions on how to approach planned giving conversations with your donors. Here are 10 of the biggest findings.

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    • CRM

    • healthcare

    4 Ways That Health Organizations Benefit From a Unified CRM

    June 28, 2018

    A broad range of healthcare focused organizations depend on member and donor database software to manage relationships with supporters. From Health Foundations and Retirement or Assisted Living facilities, to Community Health Systems that span states or regions, though they have a diverse set of missions and directives, the common thread running through each is that these are the organizations that Americans trust to keep them safe and healthy throughout their lives.

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    • everyaction hero

    Our EveryAction Hero: Jewish Voice for Peace

    June 26, 2018

    This month, our EveryAction hero is Jewish Voice for Peace. As a a membership driven organization, JVP works with chapters and members across the country advocating for human rights, justice, and equality for Palestinians and Israelis. I recently called up Samantha Brotman, Membership Manager, to learn more about JVP's membership program and recent fundraising strategies that have been successful.

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  • 5 Organizations To Support On World Refugee Day

    June 20, 2018

    World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th to honor and commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of past and current refugees across the globe. In June of 2018, this mandate feels more pressing than ever, as thousands of families seeking asylum are torn apart and children are held in cages at the U.S. border, all during the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis. This World Refugee day, here are 5 organizations you can support to help refugees travel safely and keep families together.

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