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5 Tips for Leveraging Fundraising Software for Efficiency

5 Tips for Leveraging Fundraising Software for Efficiency

Published Jul 26, 2021 01:43 PM

From choosing the right fundraising platforms to discerning which marketing channels will best reach your audience, nonprofits that leverage the tools they have can make the most of limited funds and accomplish more. Steven Shattuck, Chief Engagement Officer at Bloomerang, lends his experience to share several opportunities to optimize your strategy to boost productivity.

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Access Stable and Affordable Contracted Expertise

Access Stable and Affordable Contracted Expertise

Published Jul 16, 2021 12:55 PM

For a nonprofit to operate at its fullest potential, it takes a team of people with a variety of skills – from finances to technology to HR to fundraising – to make it work. This can be especially challenging for smaller organizations with limited staff. This is why you should partner with 501 Commons to receive the affordable help you need to ensure things run smoothly!

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Internal Nonprofit Management: 4 Tech Tools You Should Know

Internal Nonprofit Management: 4 Tech Tools You Should Know

Published Jul 13, 2021 02:03 PM

The sheer variety of software available gives nonprofits many options for how to fundraise and manage their operations, but it can also lead to confusion over which software solutions are a necessity and which are considered to be an unnecessary expense.

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Discuss Accessibility and Conveying Your Mission Succinctly at the July 16 Executive Director Forum

Discuss Accessibility and Conveying Your Mission Succinctly at the July 16 Executive Director Forum

Published Jul 12, 2021 12:45 PM

Join discussion leaders Lindsay Klarman (Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center) and Scott Chin (Seattle's Union Gospel Mission) at the July 16 Executive Director Forum (9:00 to 10:30 via Zoom).

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4 Tips for Optimizing Your Volunteers' Experience

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Volunteers' Experience

Published Jul 08, 2021 06:00 PM

Volunteers are the face and the main workforce behind many nonprofits, making them a crucial demographic to invest in. The better experience your volunteers have, the more likely they are to return to give more of their time—and maybe even money—to your cause.

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3 Event Management Tips for Running a Safe Fundraiser

3 Event Management Tips for Running a Safe Fundraiser

Published Jul 01, 2021 03:30 PM

Nonprofits have long relied on fundraising events to bring in much-needed revenue for their missions—whether that’s with a walk-a-thon, a charity gala, a live auction, or another engaging get-together. And while certain events have always carried with them a certain level of liability (think: fun runs), the unfortunate reality is that in-person gatherings today are riskier than ever before.

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Reach New Levels of Professional Excellence By Joining the Staff Development Coalition

Reach New Levels of Professional Excellence By Joining the Staff Development Coalition

Published Jun 30, 2021 01:15 PM

Help your staff reach new levels of personal and professional excellence by joining the Staff Development Coalition so your organization can receive discounts on upcoming leadership/professional development training workshops.

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Why Nonprofits Should Focus on Financial Literacy

Why Nonprofits Should Focus on Financial Literacy

Published Jun 29, 2021 02:40 PM

For decades, nonprofit organizations have played a vital role in building healthy communities. One challenge that constantly faces them, however, is how to sustain operations during an economic downturn.

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Get Ahead of the "Turnover Tsunami"

Get Ahead of the "Turnover Tsunami"

Published Jun 25, 2021 12:50 PM

We are just recovering from the pandemic, and another challenge is overtaking nonprofits – the "Turnover Tsunami."

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Grant opportunities – Summer 2021

Grant opportunities – Summer 2021

Published Jun 24, 2021 02:48 PM

Need additional funding? Of course! Take a look at these grant opportunities with deadlines that are either coming up soon or are being offered on a rolling basis.

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How to Leverage Corporate Giving in Your Fundraisers

How to Leverage Corporate Giving in Your Fundraisers

Published Jun 14, 2021 01:50 PM

It’s no secret that nonprofits rely on individual donors and businesses to help push their missions forward. Meanwhile, companies look for opportunities to contribute to causes that resonate with them and communicate their values to the community.

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Take Your Campaign Online: 5 Tips for Virtual Advocacy

Take Your Campaign Online: 5 Tips for Virtual Advocacy

Published Jun 09, 2021 05:36 PM

Russ Oster, the CEO and Co-founder of Grassroots Unwired, dives into best practices for increasing meaningful engagement for your cause online. He writes about why it's important to leverage your digital outlets with intention, using his experience organizing grassroots campaign.

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3 Tips to Assessing Your Nonprofit's Digital Infrastructure

3 Tips to Assessing Your Nonprofit's Digital Infrastructure

Published May 27, 2021 04:29 PM

Your nonprofit’s website is one of your most valuable tools for interacting with supporters and spreading the word about your organization. However, your website is more than a collection of text blocks and images! Proper website management requires more than updating old information; it necessitates taking a look at and improving your digital infrastructure as a whole.

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$10 Million in funding available to Washington nonprofit organizations

$10 Million in funding available to Washington nonprofit organizations

Published May 06, 2021 11:55 AM

The State of Washington is releasing a $10 million Nonprofit Community Recovery (NCR) grant program for nonprofits with missions focused in the following areas:

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4 Tips for Optimizing Your Donor Outreach Content

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Donor Outreach Content

Published Apr 05, 2021 01:42 PM

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, your team likely reevaluates your communications strategies at multiple touchpoints throughout the fundraising process. It’s necessary to know which areas you should optimize for improved donor outreach.

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Taking Action Against Anti-Asian Hate

Taking Action Against Anti-Asian Hate

Published Mar 29, 2021 12:30 PM

In the past two weeks, greater public attention has been called to anti-Asian hate. In Seattle, a man was charged with malicious harassment after two instances where he shouted profanities and threw things at Asian women and their children. In Atlanta, eight people were killed by a mass murderer, six of whom were Asian-American women.

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How to Maximize Major Gifts With Machine Learning

How to Maximize Major Gifts With Machine Learning

Published Mar 04, 2021 03:25 PM

Believe it or not, 88% of nonprofits’ revenue comes from the top 12% of their donors. This top tier of donors are those who contribute “major gifts.”

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Salish School of Spokane Rises to the Challenge

Salish School of Spokane Rises to the Challenge

Published Feb 19, 2021 03:28 PM

Salish School of Spokane is a childcare center and elementary school that preserves and revitalizes the Salish people’s language and culture. The school was started by five women to provide immersion education to children ranging from infants to high school students, so that the Salish community may live on for future generations.

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Put "Professional Development" on Your 2021 To-Do List

Put "Professional Development" on Your 2021 To-Do List

Published Jan 19, 2021 04:50 PM

As we head into a new year, executive directors and supervisors should put continuing education for their employees high on their 2021 “to-do” list.

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What to Consider When Taking Your Nonprofit Events Online: A Crash Course

What to Consider When Taking Your Nonprofit Events Online: A Crash Course

Published Jan 14, 2021 04:05 PM

When the pandemic hit, nonprofits were forced to adapt and grow their fundraising in a digital world. Now, hosting virtual fundraising events is a strategy many nonprofits are making a regular part of their fundraising calendar – for the long haul.

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