Nonprofit Industry Conferences + Professional Development Opportunities in 2021

2021-09-20T07:31:04-04:00

‘Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.’ –Socrates Continued learning opportunities in the nonprofit sector are key to ensuring that its professionals are well-equipped to manage the day-to-day of organizations, hire and train (and, when necessary, fire) staff, and connect with and steward donors and other stakeholders. Whether you are new to the industry or have a long history of working for, or with, nonprofits there is always something you can learn from others. With the pandemic, came a lot of changes to the standing conferences that we relied on for learning and networking. [...]

Nonprofit Industry Conferences + Professional Development Opportunities in 20212021-09-20T07:31:04-04:00

5 Ways to Make People Love Your Cause

2021-07-30T10:12:48-04:00

What if I asked you to sell me a pen, how would you respond? Will you tell me about the pen? Would you tell me that each tip was hand polished to perfection for a smoother writing experience? Would you tell me about the millions around the world who use it as their go-to writing instrument? Or will you ask about me? Will you ask why I need a pen, how much it’s worth to me, what is important to me in a pen I own? If you chose the second set of questions, let’s get on with the rest [...]

5 Ways to Make People Love Your Cause2021-07-30T10:12:48-04:00

How to Create an Employee Handbook Your Team Will Want to Read

2021-08-29T10:30:27-04:00

The Employee Handbook provides the basic employment information that every employee needs to know. When done right, the Employee Handbook is also part of your brand story, and has the power to reinforce the employee’s decision to work with your company. Employee handbooks are integral to your employee relations philosophy, essential to your employee communications, crucial to your development of an effective culture and work environment, and a key component to your strategic plan and accomplishment of your mission. The basic question that all nonprofits face is how to get there. Many questions and concerns come to mind: How do [...]

How to Create an Employee Handbook Your Team Will Want to Read2021-08-29T10:30:27-04:00

Be Ready for Disaster with an Emergency Relief Campaign

2021-07-30T10:14:26-04:00

This post was originally published to DonorDrive’s Blog and is being shared with their permission. It’s said you can’t plan for a disaster. But really, you have to. It’s officially hurricane season and the nonprofits that have a plan in place are the ones most likely to get the donations when disaster strikes. In this article, we’ll focus on the basics that will make your emergency relief fundraising campaign thrive. Here’s our concise six-point plan: Set up a donation page immediately Explain the impact of the disaster and their donation Promote your campaign everywhere Update supporters constantly on disaster news and campaign [...]

Be Ready for Disaster with an Emergency Relief Campaign2021-07-30T10:14:26-04:00

Engaging Both In-person and Virtual Programs

2021-09-15T18:11:21-04:00

Below is a recap of our ‘teeny conversation’ from May 11th, 2021. The recap is provided to allow our audience to learn from other nonprofit leaders. Changes are happening in 2021. We know in-person programming is slowly coming back and you need to bring back your audience members who have fallen quiet during the pandemic. But your virtual programming isn’t going away – not after all the amazing new connections you have made without the limits of physical location. How will you keep both audiences engaged? We will share ways we are planning for this dual path and discuss specific [...]

Engaging Both In-person and Virtual Programs2021-09-15T18:11:21-04:00

Why You Absolutely Need to Take Your Time-Off

2021-07-30T10:48:30-04:00

Well before the lockdowns resulting from COVID-19, I’d taken some amazing trips. As we are becoming more mobile, I can’t help but think of an incredible trip I took many years ago, as it was my first vacation since spring break my senior year of college. It was also before the hyper-connected world we have since become a part of. A week of driving and camping in Colorado. I took a full week off of work and did something that had nothing to do with work. I’m not saying you need to go anywhere exotic or even far away, but [...]

Why You Absolutely Need to Take Your Time-Off2021-07-30T10:48:30-04:00

Multi-Channel Fundraising: Tips for Your Nonprofit Website

2021-07-30T10:49:31-04:00

As soon as people go online, whether it’s on their phones or computers, they are instantly bombarded with organizations and companies vying for their attention. From targeted ads on social media to emails from websites they bought one thing from years ago, how can you ensure that your nonprofit’s online marketing efforts shine through the noise? Additionally, fundraising leaders like yourself need to come up with ways to not only continue engaging with existing donors but also recruit brand new supporters and raise more awareness for their mission. A tried and true method of increasing marketing efforts is to use [...]

Multi-Channel Fundraising: Tips for Your Nonprofit Website2021-07-30T10:49:31-04:00

5 Ways to Up Your Networking Game

2021-07-30T10:51:28-04:00

The pandemic has put all of our in-person events on hold, but here are some timeless tips you can work on now to up your game for when it’s safe to resume. Whether you have always been a wall-flower or a networking pro, now is as good a time as any to up your skills. And all of these suggestions can be applied to your current virtual events (and, as a bonus, you’ll already have an easy way to connect and follow up with everyone you meet, virtually!) Regardless of your feelings about such events, they do exist for some [...]

5 Ways to Up Your Networking Game2021-07-30T10:51:28-04:00

How to Talk about Legacy Giving Without Seeming Creepy

2021-07-30T10:52:16-04:00

starting from scratch? Time to do something about it! Legacy giving programs often never get off the ground because people think talking about death is creepy. Yet right now people are questioning the meaning of life, and their own mortality, in a way that’s unprecedented. People are wondering: What will their legacy be? Just possibly they may wish part of their legacy to be supporting the causes they cared about during their lifetime. It’s not going to happen though, unless you begin the conversation. Maybe you, or your board, feel that discussing this with stakeholders during a pandemic is a “no-no.” [...]

How to Talk about Legacy Giving Without Seeming Creepy2021-07-30T10:52:16-04:00

Humans@Work: How to Successfully Tackle HR Challenges

2021-07-30T10:50:03-04:00

JER HR Group has produced a delightful and informative curated paper tackling some of the most important—and challenging—HR issues facing leaders and HR executives today. David Moff, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, writes on how to best build trust between the HR team and employees in Jumping the HR Trust Barrier. John D. Wing tackles tough issues in Managing Political Activism in the Workplaceand Dr. Robin Kelley lays out Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: How to Start & Keep Going. Larry F. Beers reviews Five Compensation Trends to Watch into 2021 and Sandie Bateman, MBA, CPTD tackles Challenges to Leadership Effectiveness. Brenda H. Thompson [...]

Humans@Work: How to Successfully Tackle HR Challenges2021-07-30T10:50:03-04:00
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