The Nonprofit Wrap-Up – January 2018

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Wrap Up

We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of January.

Oregon Zoo Gratitude Report – “We spent a lot of time with the amazing team at Oregon Zoo talking about #donorlove, the role of a “Gratitude Report” vs an annual report, and why donors deserved a piece that told a common story in a non-traditional way.”

18 New Rules for 2018 – “Looking ahead, what can I do to improve my work, time management and collaboration? What should I stop doing, and refocus my energy toward? How may I serve my donors better?”

3 Considerations for Non-Profit Storytelling in 2018 – “Stories are an opportunity to connect at a values level with your audience. Connecting with people in such a fundamental way is essential. It’s what builds community and movements.”

Don’t Underestimate the Value of a Loyal Donor “In this video interview, Lynne Wester, a donor-relations consultant, says donors are now pickier than ever. One of the most important things to remembe is to make sure donors have a great experience when giving.”

I Expected More – “I didn’t feel a lot of donor love after I made my year-end gifts at the end of November. I thought maybe it’s coming later. How long do I have to wait for a thank you letter?”

Expert Interviews from Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE:

[VIDEO] Is Your Nonprofit Board “Wired?”

In this video, Amy Eisenstein sits down with John Dawe – a specialist in technology integration, project management, fundraising, communications, marketing, and strategic planning at Dawe Consulting – to discuss the importance of having a “wired” board.
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[VIDEO] Storytelling 101 for Fundraisers

In this video, Amy Eisenstein sits down with Lori Jacobwith – a master storyteller and fundraiser, and the founder of Ignited Fundraising. Lori shares her storytelling techniques and explains how they can help your nonprofit raise more money.
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] How to Build a Donor-Centered Gift Acknowledgement Program

This how-to guide will help you stand out from the crowd by building a strong gift acknowledgement program that’s centered around your donors. Use it as both your planning and follow-through guide!
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[VIDEO] Discussing 2018 Fundraising Trends With Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE

Our own Steven Shattuck and Jay Love recently joined Gail Perry’s Facebook Live series to chat about 2018 fundraising trends.
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Roundup: What Nonprofit Experts Are Saying About the New Tax Bill

With the recent news that Congress has passed significant changes to all of our tax laws, we wanted to share with you some articles, opinions and resources about how to deal with the aftermath of the new nonprofit tax bill.
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The 1 Word That Shouldn’t Appear In Your Nonprofit’s Email Newsletter Subject Line

A good email subject line gets recipients to open up your email. This standard practice among nonprofit email newsletters may be undermining that goal.
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Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Quality Assurance Analyst at Bloomerang

Cody is a Quality Assurance Analyst at Bloomerang.

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