Best Practices

15
Nov

Giving Tuesday Fundraising Ideas: 7 Ways to Raise More Funds

Do you know how you’re going to raise money for #GivingTuesday? A common mistake that most organizations make when participating in this iconic giving day is not coming up with a concrete strategy. While you might get donations by publishing a couple posts on social media with links to your online donation forms, you won’t truly maximize your potential unless

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2
Nov

7 Ways to Create a Modern Password & Username Login Process

Whether it’s for work or personal use, the average person spends half of his or her day online. As such, people are managing and maintaining more and more online accounts, but the way we log in and protect our information hasn’t changed much over the years. Usernames and passwords are still the most prevalent way to gain entry into a

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30
Oct

6 Vital Steps to Protect Information From a Password Breach

No organization—for-profit or nonprofit—wants to experience a password breach. Unfortunately, it does happen and in recent years unauthorized access to companies’ databases has grown into a serious concern. Over 1,000 data breaches occurred in 2016 alone, affecting millions of people. If our current security measures don’t get any better, many more organizations will face similar circumstances. One way organizations can

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2
Oct

6 Shocking Reasons Why Passwords Won’t Protect Your Website

In the last few years, companies like Yahoo, Target, and more recently Equifax have become victims of large data breaches affecting millions of people. No matter what type of organization you are—corporation or nonprofit—protecting your users is paramount. A secure, protected website not only decreases the likelihood of sensitive information getting into the wrong hands but also establishes trust with your

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2
Jul

5 Incredible Ways to Maximize Blackbaud Luminate Online

Luminate Online Marketing is Blackbaud’s cloud-based digital fundraising and marketing solution designed to help enterprise-level nonprofits thrive through enhanced donor engagement and targeted stewardship tactics. Though not ideal for all nonprofits, Luminate Online is hard to beat for established organizations in need of extensive, completely customizable online fundraising software. Sound like your nonprofit? In that case, keep reading for 5

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22
Jun

Donation Kiosks: 5 Profitable Fundraising Event Tips

There’s a ton of planning and organization that goes into any fundraising event because of the opportunity to connect with donors in person and rally support (and funds!) for your cause. As you rely on donations to fund your projects and your cause, you may have invested in a giving kiosk as a quick and easy way to help accept contributions

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1
Jun

10 Mobile Giving Strategies — The Nonprofit Tech Carnival

As we explained in the announcement post, this month’s carnival theme homed in on the best strategies for mobile giving. (Read the full announcement here!) We were incredibly thrilled with the submissions that came in, and we can’t keep this great advice to ourselves! We’re happy to share 10 of those submissions with you all right here and now. Each

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6
May

5 Show-Stopping Salesforce Event Management Strategies

Nonprofits who regularly plan fundraising events know that donor data is one of their most valuable resources. By using data to better understand your donors, you can plan an event that’s appealing and exceptionally lucrative. For Salesforce users, having data on-hand during the event planning process couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is work with an event management

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17
Apr

Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Blog Carnival – We’re Hosting!

Technology is trending mobile. And that means that nonprofit technology is trending mobile as well. From text-to-give to donation pages optimized for smartphones, there’s no shortage of mobile fundraising opportunities. We’ve written a lot about the topic. So, when we decided to host this month’s Fundraising Strategies & Nonprofit Tech Carnival, the choice for what our focus should be was

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6
Jan

Nonprofit CRMs: 7 Essential Features Every Organization Needs

Nonprofit CRM software is the most robust and comprehensive piece of technology that organizations can buy. CRMs boast an extraordinary range of benefits, from enabling your organization to better organize and leverage data to freeing up more staff hours to cutting down on errors and inaccuracies. But where do you start? There are so many providers and not all CRM software

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