Your Tech Problem Is Actually A People Problem
Wrapping up our #22NTC coverage, Ananda Robie and Sam Dorman sort out why your nonprofit’s technology problem is very likely a people problem. And they share their roadmap to better technology tomorrow. Ananda is with the Center for Action and Contemplation and Sam is from The Build Tank.
Purpose Driven Marketing
Stu Swineford reveals the principles and pillars of purpose driven marketing that will keep your donors engaged and wanting to support your mission. He’s co-author of the ebook, “Mission Uncomfortable.”
Turn Followers Into Donors
Adora Drake has a strategy for converting your social media followers into donors. Let’s hear what it’s all about. Her digital marketing company and coaching practice is Adora Drake Marketing.
As part of our continuing 21NTC coverage, Rubin Singh returns to help you focus on what matters in CRM selection. To keep you safe from a serious misstep, he also shares his thoughts on what else might be the problem, besides your CRM database. Rubin is CEO of One Tenth Consulting.
What To Ask Before Your New Website Stephen Tidmore from Mighty Citizen built his first website in 1999, and hasn’t stopped. He shares the questions you need to ask up front, before you embark on a new website project. This is also from 21NTC.
Build Lasting Supporter Relationships Craig Grella and Wendy Levine, both from Salsa Labs, want you to build strong relationships all the time, not only when you’re fundraising. Their savvy strategies come from their own work building relationships for Salsa. This is part of our 21NTC coverage.
Love Your Donors Using Data
Nonprofit Radio coverage of 21NTC continues. When you are fundraising, data that tells us restoring your donors’ sense of well-being and identity will increase their giving and engagement. There’s a lot of fascinating research to unpack and apply, so join Jen Shang, the world’s only philanthropic psychologist, from the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, and Shoni Field from the British Columbia SPCA.
Virtual Event Engagement
Virtual events are routine now and there’s good reason to believe they’ll outlive the pandemic. We’ve got you covered with pre-, intra- and post-event strategies to maximize engagement and raise more money. Our panel is Mike Wilkinson from Human Rights Campaign and Joshua Meyer at OneCause.
Personalized Video Matt Barnett explains the benefits and use cases for short videos that grab attention and thrill recipients. Think volunteers, prospects, donors and anyone you want to feel special. Matt is at Bonjoro.
Mommy Lied To God
That’s Carlos Maestas’ new book. He’s a storysmith and he’s got tips and strategies to improve your storytelling. He’s the founder of Key Ideas. What’s this got to do with Mr. Rogers Neighborhood? Come listen! Come learn.
A Better Website: 52 Tweaks In 52 Weeks Chris Tuttle and Dominique Hernandez reveal lots of small tweaks for your site to increase constitutent reach, engagement and actions taken. They promise they’re each less than an hour to implement. Chris is from TuttlleCo and Dominique is with Institute for Policy Studies. (Part of our 20NTC coverage)
Keep Your Shiny New Website Shiny And New
Now that you’ve tweaked your way to a better site, how about a maintenance plan to keep it looking great? Get plenty of tips and techniques from Josh Riman and Samantha Wasserman, both from Great Believer. (Also part of 20NTC coverage)
John Haydon Tribute
A well respected and widely known digital fundraising expert with a willing smile, John Haydon died at 53 in February, after a 26-month fight against a rare cancer. He was twice a guest on Nonprofit Radio. He shares his spoken wisdom with us one last time.
His final written wisdom is in his posthumously published book, “Donor CARE.”
Special Episode: Coronavirus & Nonprofit Fundraising
Coronavirus needs no introduction. We’re recording on Monday, March 23rd. Nonprofits are scrambling and struggling. The scrambling to adapt to workflow and personal upheavals will subside. The struggle will get worse: The need among those you help has increased and will become greater. Expenses of all sorts, from helping those in need, to disinfecting offices, to increased reliance on technology, are rising. At the same time, there’s financial pressure on your donors, in the face of firings, layoffs and work reductions. Is it wise to spend? Can you count on your donors when this is over? Can you fundraise in the midst of the crisis? My guest is Paul Schervish, retired director of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy at Boston College.