How can nonprofit organizations successfully embrace new concepts, foster true innovation and tackle organizational change from the inside out to deliver real results? The very nature of nonprofit organizations means that they are most always working to do more with less, competing for funds, talent and awareness through ever-changing channels of communication. How then can they bring true innovative change to bear? The keys to successful organizational change, as reflected in this white paper, are to stop the things that are not working, to start acting with clarity and focus, to leverage communication channels, to build the proper base of information and talent, to communicate and engage more efficiently, and to foster a culture of engagement to drive innovative solutions to the world’s most complex problems.
Cloud Computing is a hot topic these days, engendering widespread interest from CEOs, CFOs and CIOs who are curious about this new paradigm shift and want to know how it will impact their business. This widespread interest has brought forth two camps, the cloud computing evangelists who hype its benefits and the fear mongering traditionalists whose business models are now at stake. Although cloud computing can lead to tremendous cost savings, with no IT infrastructure to manage or maintain, many fear losing control of their data, which is in the hands of third party providers. This whitepaper will offer a strategic introduction to cloud computing, discuss its benefits and point out potential concerns. If you are looking to move to cloud computing, this paper will also provide a set of questions you should ask your cloud vendor so you can better understand its impact on your organization and help you avoid possible pitfalls.
The Essential Guide to End of Year Fundraising takes basic fundraising principles to the next level with practical advice and effective tips for using online resources to enhance any end-of-year giving campaign. Employing email, social media and other online tactics, nonprofit organizations can gain insight on: • Making the ask with direct, powerful content • Three key dates for reaching supporters • Integrating messages across multiple channels • The importance of repetition in messaging and response A quick read with easy to understand language and advice you can start using immediately, The Essential Guide to End of Year Fundraising will help your campaign be a success.
Most nonprofits have been working hard to “mail smarter” to mitigate the impacts of rising mail costs by getting the same number of donations from a smaller donor pool. However by reinvesting that savings, there is potential for an even bigger bottom-line impact. By taking advantage of the powerful, multidimensional view of donors gained from transactional data, cooperative databases can leverage insight into donor behavior and value to deliver new, high-quality prospects and upgrade current donors.
As a nonprofit, you face a complex and evolving environment. New organizations each day make competition fiercer, while a trend in the privatization of funding sources has created myriad challenges for building a case for funding and demonstrating results to maintain funding levels year over year. Your donors are different, too. A “thank you” letter is the bare minimum standard for stewardship. Today’s donor wants to better understand and engage in your mission. And because of this increased interest and involvement, individual donors, as well as funders, have an increased focus on accountability, outcomes, and evaluation, as well. To keep your organization alive and in the forefront of your donors’ minds despite these challenges, you may feel the need to reinvent your approach to fundraising – either upgrading areas of operations that seem to be under-serving staff, constituents, and beneficiaries, or reevaluating your programs as a whole. Technology can play a key role in efforts to enhance, optimize, or engineer processes and operations.
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