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 •  April 23

The Facebook, Cambridge Analytica data scandal is getting a lot of headlines. Fundraisers collect a lot of information on donors. What are fundraisers doing with it? They’re ignoring that data they are missing out on is an opportunity to increase impact. Here are four reasons why you should pay attention to your data and begin doing something about...

The NonProfit Times

 •  April 13

The average American spends 26 minutes each day texting, sending and receiving more than 41 messages daily. Mobile is by far the best direct response communications tool, ideal for engaging and great for rapid response. Not only can text messaging be effective for raising money and organizing, it can help charities reach new and different...

The NonProfit Times

 •  April 13

Facebook has been in the news a lot lately — and not for good reasons. But the most popular social media platform isn’t going anywhere soon, though, thanks to 1.17 billion active users every month, and 450 million users connected to nonprofit Facebook Pages. As Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week, a panel...

The NonProfit Times

 •  April 5

A concept that would have seemed like nothing more than an oxymoron not too long ago is now one that is commonly used: Artificial Intelligence (AI). Considering what passes for intelligence in much of the world, the artificial kind can look rather appealing, but like any trend it can carry its own drawbacks. In his book “Connect: How Companies...

The NonProfit Times

 •  March 27

“A bird in hand is worth two in the bush” can apply to donors, too. With so much volatility facing both the sector and the communities and initiatives individual nonprofits serve, coming into each month with a collection of reliable donors can serve as a security blanket for nonprofit fundraisers. If monthly donors were easy to acquire and keep,...

The NonProfit Times

 •  March 2

Five associations representing groups from across the mailing spectrum filed public comments yesterday challenging the legality of the Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) proposed rate increase but also warning of the harm that it would do to their industries as well as the United States Postal Service (USPS). The Association of Magazine Media...

The NonProfit Times

 •  February 14

Entities all over the country are faced with the challenges of doing less with more and trying to elevate themselves up over the typical rat race. Some associations have taken to corporate partnerships, but such partnerships face a number of challenges including partners’ desire for return on investment, skepticism among boards and staff, and...

The NonProfit Times

 •  February 14

You remember the Baby Boomers. Hey, you might even be one. In case you are unaware, they were born after — and grew up constantly hearing about — World War II. The lived through the ‘50s and ‘60s and went to work in the ‘70s, some more slowly than others. They didn’t grow up on computers, but they have adapted to them, maybe grudgingly, just as...

The NonProfit Times

 •  February 13

Even nonprofits that don’t receive direct federal grants often benefit from money provided by state, county, city or other organizations that pass-through federal support. The far-reaching arm of the federal dollar means almost all nonprofits feel the hurricane-force drama pouring out of Washington, D.C. The new tax bill is fueling grave concerns...

The NonProfit Times

 •  February 6

Nonprofits have been taking a page from the likes of Netflix and other subscriber services, suggesting donors make it a monthly gift each time they make a contribution. At least anecdotally, it seems monthly giving programs have taken over a prominent space on websites and in other appeals. City Harvest established its monthly giving program about...