Topic: Data

Is your organization ready for GDPR?

May 21, 2018
There are new laws that may apply to your organization called the GDPR or General Data Protection Regulations. And if you think they don’t apply to you because yours is a US-based organization, keep reading because they do.

3 key aspects of CRM success and how to cultivate them

May 18, 2018
The three key aspects of CRM success have more to do with organizational planning and staffing than they do with technology. All of them take investment of time and energy at all levels of your organization.

Restoring trust with blockchain

February 20, 2018
Donors—both individuals and institutions like foundations—are increasingly calling for greater accountability and are exploring both existing and new methods to improve transparency. Nonprofits would be well served by getting ahead of the curve and exploring how blockchain can be used to improve accountability, decrease corruption, and facilitate efficiencies in mission pursuits.
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4 fundraising metrics to watch

February 15, 2018
Data-driven decisions continue to dominate the workplace, and a demand for leanness is inspiring nonprofits to find ways to turn their qualitative performance into a quantitative metric. Regardless of the size of your nonprofit, you can employ industry-leading analysis to improve your fundraising performance.
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5 steps to measure your mission

February 13, 2018
Do you know how well your nonprofit is doing to meet its mission? Is your team able to reflect on ways to improve at meeting your mission? You can improve your effectiveness by making your mission measureable with these five steps.

How data can make your website better

November 27, 2017
When we launched a new website last year, we knew that we could improve both the structure and the content of our site to better serve the needs of these many audiences. By continually monitoring our site’s analytics, we’ve been able to increase engagement and reduce bounce rates on our landing pages.
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Seven tips for a successful website redesign process

September 12, 2017
In 2016-2017, a Washington, DC–based nonprofit with a staff of about 40 and a 3.5 million-dollar budget undertook a redesign process to convert a ColdFusion website into a content management system with a custom mobile-responsive theme. Feedback loops were built in to the ongoing process in order to course correct and gain early constructive criticism from internal stakeholders.
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Facts and feelings

May 31, 2017
Habitat for Humanity decided to test the power of technology to increase resident engagement in neighborhoods they serve. They launched a pilot project with 12 Habitat organizations across the country to determine whether using feedback loops increased participation by community residents. They share the results and the lessons learned.

5 Membership Software Features You Absolutely Need

April 26, 2017
Membership management software equips organizations with tools to streamline their membership efforts. Learn which software features are a must-have.
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Finding and Retaining Donors: Cultivating Your Relationships

November 28, 2016
The average organization’s donor retention rate is 60%—how can nonprofits increase retention and find more new donors? From the Individual Donor Benchmark Report, some steps for cultivating relationships and tracking donors.