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  • Virtual Engagement Strategies to Keep Employees Connected

    Virtual Engagement Strategies to Keep Employees Connected

    It’s been roughly two months since most of us have last been in an office, but thanks to video meeting …

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  • Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

    Raising Money for Universities during COVID-19

    Tim Hill, Strategic Advisor for Blackbaud Higher Education Solutions, recently appeared on the Changing Higher Ed podcast hosted by Drumm …

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  • A Hack to Dramatically Improve Your Virtual Events

    A Hack to Dramatically Improve Your Virtual Events

    Many events are canceled and that’s a problem. Whether you are a university that can’t have alumni come to campus, …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 149: Raising Major and Planned Gifts in the Current Environment

    COVID-19 has impacted fundraising in various ways. What will major and planned giving programs look like in our current landscape, …

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  • How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

    How to Keep Donors Engaged When Everything is Changing

    One of the biggest challenges for a donor relations and stewardship program, as an indirect revenue generator, is success metrics.  …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 148: Planning a Successful Giving Day

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 148: Planning a Successful Giving Day

    Giving days are an increasingly important fundraising tool for social good organizations. And while #GivingTuesday may be the most well-known …

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  • 8 Things Resilient Fundraisers Should be Doing Now

    8 Things Resilient Fundraisers Should be Doing Now

    Resilient fundraisers stand ready to take on whatever the day brings, even if it wasn’t part of the plan. You …

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  • The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

    The Time Has Come to Reinvent Fall 2020 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Events

    As the COVID-19 pandemic has unfolded across the world, nonprofit fundraisers have been required to take one of three actions …

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  • The HEROES Act – How This Proposed Legislation Could Provide Relief to Social Good Organizations

    The HEROES Act – How This Proposed Legislation Could Provide Relief to Social Good Organizations

    On May 15, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6800, also known as the HEROES Act. As with most …

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  • 10 Things Fundraisers Can Do to Adapt During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    10 Things Fundraisers Can Do to Adapt During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond

    Since first writing about what we can all do from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have gone through many …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 147: Diving Into the CARES Act with Independent Sector

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 147: Diving Into the CARES Act with Independent Sector

    Nonprofits that are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic may be able to receive help through the CARES Act – the …

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  • Why (Almost) Every Nonprofit Should Be Using Google Ad Grants

    Why (Almost) Every Nonprofit Should Be Using Google Ad Grants

    How much would $10,000 a month in advertising change the game for your nonprofit?  No, really. What would happen if …

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  • 5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

    5 Community Needs That Companies Can Impact Now

    As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches on and continues to cause distress, corporations are being entrusted – and expected – to …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 146: Strategies for Digital Communications That Engage and Inspire

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 146: Strategies for Digital Communications That Engage and Inspire

    In the new normal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, what’s the best way for organizations to engage and …

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  • International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

    International Museum Day 2020: Tips To Engage Supporters

    Monday, May 18th is International Museum Day, the mission of which is to raise awareness of the fact that, “museums …

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  • 8 Key Aspects for a Successful Monthly Sustainer Donor Program

    8 Key Aspects for a Successful Monthly Sustainer Donor Program

    Sustaining donors represent a critical segment for any annual fund program. Reminder: Sustaining donors are transformational donors who have committed …

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  • Stories of Resilience: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    Stories of Resilience: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

    Stories of Resilience: A Series Brought To You By The Blackbaud Institute As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, …

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  • Digital Transformation: A Tale of Two Resilient Nonprofits

    Digital Transformation: A Tale of Two Resilient Nonprofits

    Digital transformation is, to put it simply, rethinking how our organizations operate through the use of digital technology.  This includes …

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  • Stories of Resilience: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

    Stories of Resilience: Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

    Stories of Resilience: A Series Brought To You By The Blackbaud Institute As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, …

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  • 3 Higher Ed Themes Emerging During COVID-19

    3 Higher Ed Themes Emerging During COVID-19

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education and industry leaders have been collaborating to respond and change course through this time …

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