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John Haydon

5 Proven Online Donor Stewardship Techniques You Can Start Today

With online donations becoming the go-to way for donors to make contributions, it’s not surprising that donor stewardship should include ways to cultivate relationships online. Online stewardship adds variety to your outreach. By using online stewardship, nonprofits can reach donors on platforms they already use to communicate with friends and relatives. Here are five techniques…


Asking and Food: Do They Go Together?

Over the years numerous people have asked me about soliciting gifts over a meal. 3,000+ meetings into my career – almost half of which involved food – for me it’s an unqualified YES! The big concern I’ve heard is that a meal seems too festive or casual for a “business meeting,” but I’ve always thought…


6 Trends That Will Impact the Social Good Sector in 2017

We’re just a few weeks in and already 2017 is shaping up to be a roller coaster of a year. With the constant changes, innovations, and breaking news impacting the sector, staying focused on the work that matters will be key for all of us. To help us navigate, Blackbaud leaders and industry experts came together…

Engaging Volunteers

5 Simple Ways to Attract Volunteers with Specialized Skills

Guest post by Kayla Matthews Trying to recruit volunteers with specific skills can be tricky. It’s easy to get people to apply, but hard to get them to stay and show up when they agree to. This gets even more difficult when you’re looking for help with a position that a person would usually be…

John Haydon

Top 5 Nonprofit Conferences for 2017

There are so many amazing nonprofit conferences to choose from, many more than even just 3 years ago! So trying to figure out which conferences to attend can be daunting. Here are 5 of the most notable, can’t-miss nonprofit conferences in 2017 (in no particular order). 1. Cause Camp Cause Camp is a nonprofit conference by…

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#CMAD is coming up soon!!!

*** REMINDER*** Mark your calendars for Community Manager Appreciation Day on Monday January 23! ALL INFO WILL BE AT THE #CMAD hashtag, on or on the Facebook event page! Ben Martin, KiKi L’Italien, Maggie McGary, Susan Cato and I have teamed up to manage the event this year, and whooo boy do we have some…


7 Questions To Ask When Determining Your Fundraisers For This Year

It seems like only yesterday we were in the throes of the 2016 presidential election and Thanksgiving. And now, it’s 2017 and it’s time to start planning fundraisers for the next 12 months. Here at CauseVox, we realize that you’re just ending the busy year-end fundraising push. However, there really is no time like the…


Benevon and Bloomerang Announce Strategic Partnership

New product version will allow nonprofit organizations following the Benevon model to take advantage of integrated, world-class donor management software. Bloomerang is very proud and excited to announce a new strategic partnership with Benevon, a provider of sustainable fundraising training and coaching. Central to the new partnership will be a special version of the Bloomerang…


Facebook and Instagram’s Latest Marketing Tools for Nonprofits

Social media marketing has become an integral part of building online community and advocacy. Through social media channels nonprofits are able to engage directly with their audiences, fundraise a bit, and have important conversations about the critical issues they work on. Facebook and Instagram are two of the most popular social media networks that nonprofits…

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12 Advanced Google Tricks

Came across this awesome article by Larry Kim. One to bookmark!