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Bloomerang and GDPR

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which regulates how companies protect EU citizens’ personal data, takes effect on May 25, 2018. As part of this, companies need explicit permission from EU residents to send them communications. Your Nonprofit and GDPR If you have constituents in the EU, regardless of where you are,…

npEngage

Why Data Health Means Mission Health

To approach the topic of data health at nonprofits, I like to start by talking about something that isn’t data (or at least doesn’t seem like it is). Imagine you’re hosting a big offline event, like your organization’s annual fundraiser. It’s likely your big fundraising event includes long-time donors and folks who may donate for…


Bloomerang

5 Tips on How to Get the Most Out of Your Auction Committee

A successful auction consists of many moving parts: registration logistics, set up, pre-event marketing, software management, and much more. However, the most important aspect (and the most time consuming) is securing valuable, one-of-a-kind auction items that will attract the highest possible bids. Soliciting items is not a one-person job and requires a solid committee to…

npEngage

The Tension of Privacy & Personalization

*This blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be legal advice. Please consult your legal counsel with any specific question or to determine how GDPR may impact your organization or business. When we talk about “transparency” in the nonprofit world, we’re often engaged in conversation about the mission, or the…


John Haydon

Monthly Giving: 7 Reasons It’s a Must for Every Nonprofit

Over the past few years, I’ve stressed the importance of monthly giving to my clients. I’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and I’ll be sharing it next week (more on that below). One thing I have learned is that monthly giving is a “must have”, not a “nice to have”. Here…

Bloomerang

Introducing AFP’s Fundraising Principles and Practice Education Course

“Fundraising is the only profession you can join without knowing a thing.” So observes Professor Adrian Sargeant, founder of the Philanthropy Centre. And it’s not the new fundraiser’s fault, either. Charities that hire untrained fundraisers and then expect great results are to blame. Dr. Sargeant has been passionate for 25 years about what he calls…


Causevox

Donor Cultivation Tips: 4 Things You Must Do Before You Ask For More Money

How long would you stay friends with someone who only talked to you when they needed $20? No chatting. No meeting up for coffee. No asking how you are. Just asking for $20 a few times a year. Nonprofits, we’re that friend all the time. Oh, dear. It doesn’t take much for donors to start…

npEngage

Creating the Perfect Volunteer Recruitment Page (& Start a Great Relationship)

“It’s not me.  It’s you.”  No, it’s not a bad breakup.  In fact, it’s just the opposite – the beginning of a great relationship.  When recruiting a new volunteer to your organization, it should begin just like that great first or second date.  You want them to like you while you start figuring out just what kind of…


Beth Kanter's Blog

A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic,  I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever. And new report, The New Normal,  spells out…

Frogloop

3 Ways to Keep Donors Happy in an Online World

Here’s an astonishing fact: Last year, people used online payments platform PayPal to contribute a staggering $8.5 billion to charity. To be fair, online giving is still just one method by which Americans donate a total of $390 billion annually to nonprofits. But the PayPal figure is a sign of the times. The shift to…