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3 Tips For Moving From All-Volunteer to Your First Paid Staff at a Nonprofit

By |2020-09-25T08:23:08-04:00September 25th, 2020|Nonprofit Finance, Nonprofit Sustainability, Strategic Planning|

“We’re 100% volunteer-run!” That may not be the good news you think it is.  It’s not that volunteers aren’t valuable. They absolutely are! It’s just that eventually most roles outgrow the duties and reasonable time commitment of a volunteer position. That caps your growth.  But how do you get from [...]

6 Tips to Help Your Nonprofit Improve its Outreach with Diverse Communities

By |2020-09-23T09:56:37-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Donor Communications|

A successful strategy for outreach with diverse communities will help your organization transform issues at local levels and achieve long-lasting benefits. Here are the top 6 outreach tips I've learned by working with local communities across Latin America. These tips will be useful if you plan to work with organizations [...]

[VIDEO] Nonprofit Organizational Planning In Times Of Uncertainty

By |2020-09-21T08:33:46-04:00September 19th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Strategic Planning, Webinars|

Renee Rubin Ross will explore considerations for organizational planning and models that have helped nonprofits to build plans that support their work through recent shifts. Full Transcript: Renee: All right. Steven: Okay, Renee, I got 1:00 Eastern. Okay if I go ahead and get this party started? Renee: Yes, please. [...]

7 Tips for Successful Fundraising During the COVID-19 Recovery Period

By |2020-09-17T14:17:26-04:00September 18th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Fundraising|

The question came again yesterday – a non-profit leader asked, “How can we possibly fundraise in this semi-pandemic environment?” My steadfast answer is a question in return, “How can you possibly consider not fundraising right now?”  To be more direct, your organization must fundraise, especially now. Even more than that, [...]

Don’t Stop Fundraising! New Research Shows High-Dollar Donors Remain Confident

By |2020-09-16T16:11:15-04:00September 17th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Fundraising, Major Gifts|

High-dollar donors are likely to give as much or more now than before the pandemic, according to a new donor confidence study sponsored by We believe this means you should continue your fundraising efforts even though the landscape seems to have changed and even though you may be scared. In the July [...]

Bloomerang Receives Strategic Growth Investment from JMI Equity

By |2020-09-17T08:11:23-04:00September 17th, 2020|Life At Bloomerang|

Company Positioned for Further Growth as Nonprofit Industry’s Emerging and Innovative Donor Management Software Provider Bloomerang, the innovative donor management software provider to thousands of nonprofits, today announced that it has received an investment from JMI Equity, a growth equity firm focused on investing in leading software companies. The funding [...]

9 Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Virtual Conference

By |2020-09-15T10:25:05-04:00September 15th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Fundraising Events, Nonprofit Conferences|

Professional conferences are different in 2020. For those of us used to attending in-person events, a virtual conference can feel like a poor substitute. However, virtual conferences existed before the current pandemic, and will be ever more popular even when we emerge on the other side. I do miss some [...]

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