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  • Episode 212: Get Ready for GivingTuesday

    Episode 212: Get Ready for GivingTuesday

    We are now just a little more than a month from GivingTuesday is getting closer all the time, you don’t … The post Episode 212: Get Ready for GivingTuesday first appeared on npENGAGE.

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  • Incorporating Last Year’s Lessons into 2021 End-of-Year Fundraising Plans

    Incorporating Last Year’s Lessons into 2021 End-of-Year Fundraising Plans

    Whenever fall approaches, the professional fundraiser in me starts a long running list that will last precisely until January 1st: … The post Incorporating Last Year’s Lessons into 2021...

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  • Data Health and Integration for Foundations Part 2: Business Imperatives

    Data Health and Integration for Foundations Part 2: Business Imperatives

    I recently received my copy of Giving USA 2021.  This year’s publication highlighted how different 2020 was and, in fact, … The post Data Health and Integration for Foundations Part 2: Business...

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  • Countdown to GivingTuesday: Drafting Communications

    Countdown to GivingTuesday: Drafting Communications

    In our first Countdown to GivingTuesday blog post we covered tips for determining goals, using impact to drive storytelling, and … The post Countdown to GivingTuesday: Drafting Communications...

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  • How the Pandemic Has Changed Pro Bono

    How the Pandemic Has Changed Pro Bono

    The pandemic pushed the social sector to make game-changing shifts in community programming, funding models and organizational leadership. Nonprofits that pivoted their programming in … The post...

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  • 3 Tips for Keeping Gift Officers Motivated

    3 Tips for Keeping Gift Officers Motivated

    As you work to implement your fundraising vision, its likely gift officers play a vital role. In this dynamic work … The post 3 Tips for Keeping Gift Officers Motivated first appeared on npENGAGE.

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  • A New Era for Foundation Collaboration

    A New Era for Foundation Collaboration

    In the past, many foundations viewed collaboration as a speed bump. Collaborations, after all, take time. When two or more … The post A New Era for Foundation Collaboration first appeared on npENGAGE.

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 211: Tips for Visual Storytelling

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 211: Tips for Visual Storytelling

    Digital communications have become ever more important over the last year and a half, and visual storytelling is a critical … The post The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 211: Tips for Visual...

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  • How to Get Your Visitors to Post About Your Arts and Cultural Organization

    How to Get Your Visitors to Post About Your Arts and Cultural Organization

    We are now living in the age of click and snap-happy visitors, but it’s not enough to simply count on … The post How to Get Your Visitors to Post About Your Arts and Cultural Organization first...

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  • Countdown to GivingTuesday: 3 Tips for GivingTuesday Success

    Countdown to GivingTuesday: 3 Tips for GivingTuesday Success

    The last quarter of 2021 and GivingTuesday are sneaking up on so many of us this year. With all the … The post Countdown to GivingTuesday: 3 Tips for GivingTuesday Success first appeared on npENGAGE.

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  • Cameras On or Off for Zoom: What is Better for Wellbeing and Engagement?

    Cameras On or Off for Zoom: What is Better for Wellbeing and Engagement?

    Before the pandemic, way back In November 2019, a group of academic meeting researchers from several universities, business leaders, and … The post Cameras On or Off for Zoom: What is Better for...

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  • Online Fundraising Checklist: Opportunities You Can’t Afford to Miss

    Online Fundraising Checklist: Opportunities You Can’t Afford to Miss

    There is undeniable momentum in online fundraising as highlighted by data in the Blackbaud Luminate Online® Benchmark Report 2020. One-time … The post Online Fundraising Checklist: Opportunities...

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  • Online Fundraising Checklist: Opportunities You Can’t Afford to Miss

    Online Fundraising Checklist: Opportunities You Can’t Afford to Miss

    There is undeniable momentum in online fundraising as highlighted by data in the Blackbaud Luminate Online® Benchmark Report 2020. One-time … The post Online Fundraising Checklist: Opportunities...

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 210: Building Connections Between Finance & Development

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 210: Building Connections Between Finance & Development

    How can finance and fundraising departments better work with each other? Why does it matter? Often, these disparate personalities find … The post The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 210: Building...

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  • “Unsubscribe” is not a Dirty Word in Email Marketing

    “Unsubscribe” is not a Dirty Word in Email Marketing

    As a user experience consultant at Blackbaud, I’m often tasked with reviewing a nonprofit customer’s email messages to see if … The post “Unsubscribe” is not a Dirty Word in Email Marketing first...

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  • 3 Things Your Organization Needs to Know about Corporate Philanthropy

    3 Things Your Organization Needs to Know about Corporate Philanthropy

    Corporate philanthropy is a key component of corporate social responsibility, which is a category of initiatives held by businesses to … The post 3 Things Your Organization Needs to Know about...

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  • A Guide to bbcon 2021 Virtual for Arts & Cultural Organizations

    A Guide to bbcon 2021 Virtual for Arts & Cultural Organizations

    bbcon 2021 Virtual, happening October 13–15, will bring together thousands of arts & cultural professionals from zoos, museums, aquaria, performing … The post A Guide to bbcon 2021 Virtual for...

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  • Why Foundations and Grantmaking Professionals Can’t Miss bbcon 2021 Virtual

    Why Foundations and Grantmaking Professionals Can’t Miss bbcon 2021 Virtual

    As Blackbaud’s second virtual bbcon event approaches, we’re very excited about the fantastic session topics and speakers we’ve lined up … The post Why Foundations and Grantmaking Professionals...

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  • A Guide to bbcon 2021 Virtual for Nonprofits

    A Guide to bbcon 2021 Virtual for Nonprofits

    bbcon 2021 Virtual, happening October 13–15, will bring together tens of thousands of social good professionals for three days of cutting-edge thought leadership, virtual peer … The post A Guide...

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  • Challenges of Establishing an Employee Relief Fund (ERF) and Recommended Solutions

    Challenges of Establishing an Employee Relief Fund (ERF) and Recommended Solutions

    The growth in Employee Relief Funds (ERFs) exploded in the spring of 2020 as Covid-19 began to affect companies and … The post Challenges of Establishing an Employee Relief Fund (ERF) and...

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