Higher Education Blogs

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  • Grant Seeking 101: Finding the Right Fit

    Grant Seeking 101: Finding the Right Fit

    In my last post on getting started with grants, we covered the basics of grants and how to determine if …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 110: Understanding Data Privacy Regulations

    New privacy regulations, data breaches and consumer attitudes about data privacy are constantly in the headlines. But it’s not just …

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  • U.N. SDGs: Choosing the Right Goals for Your Organization

    U.N. SDGs: Choosing the Right Goals for Your Organization

    The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a broad platform that actualizes the idea of giving with a purpose.  In …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 109: The Finance Team’s Role in a Connected Office

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 109: The Finance Team’s Role in a Connected Office

    An organization’s finance team is often one of the biggest overlooked strategic assets. However, in a connected office the finance …

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  • How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

    How to Include Matching Gifts in Your Fundraising Plan

    As a nonprofit organization, the work you do is dependent on the generosity of your supporters. It is important to …

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  • Grant Seeking 101: Getting Started

    Grant Seeking 101: Getting Started

    In graduate school, they called me the queen of grants due to my ability to track down grants and help …

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  • Two Crucial Themes from the GDPR Featuring in US-Privacy Legislation

    Two Crucial Themes from the GDPR Featuring in US-Privacy Legislation

    2018 was a seminal year for privacy. India drafted its first data privacy bill. The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal broke, spawning …

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  • 4 Ways AI is the Next Big Game-Changer in Museum Membership & Attendance

    4 Ways AI is the Next Big Game-Changer in Museum Membership & Attendance

    Artificial intelligence (AI) might just be the buzzword of the year, and with good reason. From filtering email spam to …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 108: Celebrating Failure to Create Social Impact

    What’s the last thing you failed at? What did you learn from it? How you think about failure in the …

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  • 7 Tips for Successful Event Sponsorship Proposals

    7 Tips for Successful Event Sponsorship Proposals

    Experienced event fundraiser marketers know the importance of having great sponsors behind you. Whether your event is large or it’s …

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  • The Importance of Collaborative Benchmarking in the Nonprofit Sector

    The Importance of Collaborative Benchmarking in the Nonprofit Sector

    The nonprofit community is always eager to do one thing: learn from each other.  Whether it’s via the Blackbaud Community, …

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  • Building Tech Capacity with Pro Bono Volunteers

    Building Tech Capacity with Pro Bono Volunteers

    At Common Impact, we work to connect expert business volunteers to nonprofits that need help building organizational capacity in areas …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 107: The State of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

    Peer-to-peer fundraising continues to be an increasingly important part of the fundraising strategy for nonprofits and other social good organizations. …

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  • Ignite their Passion! The Resurgence of Values-Based Marketing

    Ignite their Passion! The Resurgence of Values-Based Marketing

    You’ve probably seen it but not realized it: an Airbnb ad that doesn’t show pictures of fun travel destinations. A …

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  • 4 Important Membership Trends Every Museum Needs to Consider

    4 Important Membership Trends Every Museum Needs to Consider

    It’s 2019, and a whole lot is changing in the museum and nonprofit world. Organizations need to determine how they …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 106: The Power of Movements

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 106: The Power of Movements

    This episode was originally published on April 5, 2018 as part of Blackbaud’s previous Raise & Engage Podcast. In recent …

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  • How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 2): Make It Stick

    How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 2): Make It Stick

    Any time your organization puts anything online—e.g., a website, email, social media post, etc.—your primary goal should always be to …

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  • Telling Your Impact Story with Donor Statements

    Telling Your Impact Story with Donor Statements

    Information and technology are at the center of everything we do. This is something highlighted often here on npENGAGE as …

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  • The Ultimate Social Good Playlist for Your Summer Road Trip

    The Ultimate Social Good Playlist for Your Summer Road Trip

    Summer is far from over! There are still many weekend getaways, road trips, and beach vacations to be had. If …

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  • Staying Competitive in the Battle for Fundraising Talent

    Staying Competitive in the Battle for Fundraising Talent

    Staying competitive in the battle to attract and retain fundraising talent matters now more than ever. With the right people …

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