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  • 7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

    7 Steps for a Successful Lean Implementation at your Nonprofit

    From self-driving cars to artificial intelligence, we live in a period marked by rapid innovation and change. Now couple the …

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  • 3 Ways to Digitally Transform Stewardship in Higher Education

    3 Ways to Digitally Transform Stewardship in Higher Education

    This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that …

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  • 7 Ways for Arts & Cultural Organizations to Retain Members

    7 Ways for Arts & Cultural Organizations to Retain Members

    Members are the catalyst of your arts or cultural organization. They believe in your staff, your mission and support your …

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  • Predicting the Future: Driving Fundraising Outcomes with Models

    Predicting the Future: Driving Fundraising Outcomes with Models

    My first experience with modeling happened at the University of Washington development office in the fall of 1992. I arrived …

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  • The Importance of a Connected Hospital

    The Importance of a Connected Hospital

    “A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it’s not open” Frank Zappa  OK, we know it’s hard to listen to someone …

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  • Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

    Establishing a Grant Office at a Healthcare Organization

    The decision to establish (or restructure) a grant office is one that requires human and capital resources as well as diligence in execution. So, …

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  • Changing Channels: Easier on Your TV Than in Fundraising

    Changing Channels: Easier on Your TV Than in Fundraising

    In a sea of channels, the best way to stand out is to ensure you’re showing up where your audience …

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  • 3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

    3 Ideas for Inspired Social Media Content

    When scrolling through your social media feed, what makes you stop and say “Wow”? What makes you like, comment, and share? I get excited when I see content from nonprofits. With …

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  • The 5 ½ Principles of Effective Donor Surveys

    The 5 ½ Principles of Effective Donor Surveys

    Do you know why your donors give? Is there consensus within your organization about the reasons they dip into their pockets to …

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  • The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

    The Future of Sustainable Business: Making the Global Goals Local Business

    Last week I had the pleasure of attending the United Nations Global Compact Network USA Symposium in New York City. …

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  • Recipes For A Successful Fundraising Moment

    Recipes For A Successful Fundraising Moment

    It’s officially summer – ah the lazy days of summer! It’s a time for summer vacations and longer days with …

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  • Driving CSR Impact & Innovation: 5 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Social Innovation Summit

    Driving CSR Impact & Innovation: 5 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Social Innovation Summit

    Innovation. A word that drums up excitement, and thoughts of positive change for the future. The aptly named Social Innovation …

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  • Insights from Giving USA 2018: Charitable Giving Growth & Trends

    Insights from Giving USA 2018: Charitable Giving Growth & Trends

    Charitable Giving Continued to Grow in 2017 According to Giving USA, individuals, estates, corporations, and foundations donated an estimated $410.02 …

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  • Making Video Work Harder for Your Mission: Awareness

    Making Video Work Harder for Your Mission: Awareness

    The charge is clear – video is taking over the digital world.   By 2019, global consumer Internet video traffic will …

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  • Five Simple Hacks You Can Do Today to Boost Response to Your Email Campaigns

    Five Simple Hacks You Can Do Today to Boost Response to Your Email Campaigns

    Let me start by apologizing.  One of the reasons that email fundraising sucks is because of people like me.  When I was new …

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  • Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

    Leveraging Crowdfunding Technology for Cause Marketing

    During this time of deep societal shifts and growing consciousness about political, social and environmental issues, corporations have been trying …

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  • Mid-Year Appeals: Boost Fundraising in the Second Biggest Giving Month of the Year!

    Mid-Year Appeals: Boost Fundraising in the Second Biggest Giving Month of the Year!

    June is upon us, and it’s time to create your mid-year appeal! Organizations large and small should capitalize on this opportunity. A mid-year appeal is powerful and creates additional exposure...

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  • Why Data Health Means Mission Health

    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 …

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  • The Tension of Privacy & Personalization

    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 …

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  • The Power of Data to Free Women and Girls

    The Power of Data to Free Women and Girls

    How can communities around the world take bigger, bolder steps to free millions of women, men and children to live …

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