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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Hire Better Nonprofit Candidates

In this third installment in our series related to artificial intelligence in the nonprofit sector, we’re exploring human resources and recruitment. But, before we delve deeper into the topic, in case you’ve missed our earlier two articles, here’s what you missed. What You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits Nonprofits and the Use of Artificial Intelligence for their Charities We promised last week that we would tell you about one of the AI tools that we use withi...

Nonprofits and the Use of Artificial Intelligence for their Charities

Last week we provided you with an overview of artificial intelligence in the nonprofit sector. As we mentioned, the Brookings Institute stated that there is growing interest in the power and use of artificial intelligence technology within charitable organizations. More than likely, this not only stems from the fact that everyone sees that AI is infusing itself into all aspects of our lives and realities, but also because many nonprofits are small with limited resources. This type of technology,...

What You Need to Know About Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits

This week we’re starting a series about artificial intelligence and the nonprofit sector because it’s permeating all aspects of our society, including charities. Even small organizations, with limited resources, understand the power of AI and we’re going to help you with ideas and information about the technology that can help your group develop and expand your resources. One of the most innovative ways that AI was used for social good was at the Crisis Text Line in New York City. ......

5 Top Fundraising Ideas for Churches

Church fundraising ideas can go beyond the weekly offerings that are given by church attendees during weekly religious services. Unfortunately, in many churches, they have to maintain high overhead costs as their number of parishioners and churchgoers have declined. With that decline has gone fundraising dollars to not only sustain the costs of keeping the lights on and paying for salaries, but also for essential church programs that are provided to their communities. The programs by churches ar...

5 Top Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit fundraising ideas have to be fresh, fun and easy in the digital era. Millennials and Generation Z generations have pushed society toward more awareness, and real and sustainable answers for social changes. In other words, people want to see results and impact, and they’re happy to support a cause when nonprofits can demonstrate that they are making a positive difference in the world. For nonprofits to accomplish their missions, however, it takes money. Thankfully, nonprofit fundr...

5 Top Fundraising Ideas for Your School

School fundraising ideas can include selling chocolate and other items if you want, but thankfully we’ve come a long way from those days. There are a lot of easy and fun ways to raise money for the students in your school so they can get the best educational and extra-curricular programs and activities possible.     We’ve got the 5 top fundraising ideas for your school, youth group, PTA, or PTO club. Shoe drive fundraising: The top school fundraising idea is......

Gaming for Good: How Gamers Are Helping Kids

In the last few weeks, we’ve been focusing on the how younger generations are pushing nonprofits to move beyond the traditional way of doing things and what nonprofit leaders can do to ensure they’re engaging them. If you missed our previous posts, here they are again for you: Millennials Don’t Care About Your Nonprofit Unless You Do This  How Nonprofits Can Engage Millennials  This week, we’re exploring how gamers are making a difference. We’re betting that you probably ...

How Nonprofits Can Engage Millennials

Nonprofits need to engage with Millennials, particularly as they enter their late 30’s and are already in leadership positions within the organizations where they work. They are also the largest generation in the workforce at present. As with every generation, this group is different than earlier groups because they’re shaped by the experiences that occurred in their lives as they were growing up. For Millennials, one of the most significant experiences they had which, for example, Gen X...

Millennials Don’t Care About Your Nonprofit Unless You Do This

Millennials are a generation that is distrustful of many of the institutions that earlier generations trusted, including nonprofit organizations. Millennials strongly think that they will be worse off than their parents with some experts agreeing. With anxiety about money in general, nonprofits face a generation of people who don’t understand why they should have to pay for the operating expenses, including salaries, of charities. With approximately a third of Americans distrusting of nonp...

#1 Thing to do After a Shoe Drive Fundraiser

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou Want to know the #1 thing you should do after a successful shoe drive fundraiser or any fundraising effort? Say thank you! One of the top things that donors say after making a contribution to a nonprofit, charity or school is that they were not thanked or acknowledged. Your supporters will notice......

4 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit More Sustainable

Samantha Harton, content contributor for Givebutter.com Since most non-profit organizations don’t have an inexhaustible budget, it can be tough to prioritize sustainability. But according to Neighbor Works America, going green can reduce operating costs relating to utilities, waste disposal, and office purchasing. You don’t have to build your office out of repurposed wood and recycled Chipotle bags to make a difference, but there are a few simple tips on how to clean up operations at your n...

How to Kickstart Social Media for 2019

There’s nothing like the start of a new year to put marketing plans in perspective, especially because everything changes so quickly. We’ve got everything you need to know! Our free social media resource guide How to Kickstart Your 2019 Social Media for Your Nonprofit, is going to give you all of the information you need to make sure that 2019 is your best marketing year yet. By downloading the guide, you’re going to learn about some of the fascinating facts......

Why A Shoe Drive Fundraiser Helps the Planet

A couple of weeks ago, we published on our blog “Why Shoes Can Make a Global Impact.” We’ve gotten a lot of feedback to it because many people don’t know about the facts regarding shoes and sneakers they may be disposing of in a way that’s not socially responsible. As we noted in the article, here again, are a few of the facts from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): Textiles, including shoes, represent 65.7 percent of the content in landfills.......

Funds2Orgs Group Holiday Message to You

“You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”  – Mandy Hale, The Single......

5 Brilliant Tips to Close Out Your Year-End Fundraising

The end of the year is only a couple of weeks away and now is the time for year-end fundraising to make sure that you close 2018 with as much of the fundraising dollars as possible. It is during this time where people are getting bonuses from work or looking to lower their tax obligation for the calendar year. You want to make sure your supporters have not forgotten you! Here are our brilliant tips to make sure that everyone......

Why Shoes Can Make a Global Impact

Did you know that the shoes you have in your closets and hidden in storage bins can make a difference in the life of someone living in poverty in a country, such as Haiti, and also help the environment? Did you realize that the vast majority of textiles, including shoes and athletic footwear, can be repurposed instead of thrown away in a socially responsible manner? The Environmental Protection Agency reported a few of the following facts: Textiles, including shoes, represent......

Shoe Drive Fundraising and the Importance of Shoe Quality

Shoe drive fundraisers are a lot of fun for the thousands of partners who work with us throughout the year. All of them understand that by collecting gently worn, used and new shoes, they can raise money for their nonprofit, church, school or civic group. But, we get a question that is asked by our partners, and we want to explain why we strive to make sure that all of the shoes we receive are gently worn, used or new.......

10 Final Tips for Promoting #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday, and we know you’re looking to have it be a great success for your nonprofit organization. You can never do too much to promote your group on the global day of giving or any of your fundraisers or campaigns, for that matter. What follows are a few of our quick and easy ideas that could help you gain more attention for your Giving Tuesday efforts not just on this particular day, but throughout the season and......

The Funds2Orgs Group Thanksgiving Day Message

As families and friends across our great country gather this week for the Thanksgiving Day holiday, the team at the Funds2Orgs Group wants to thank our partners for trusting us with their creative fundraising efforts, which help them raise the money they need. Every day we have people collecting gently worn, used and new shoes to fund their schools, animal rescues and shelters, nonprofits, churches, adoptions and medical fundraising. We’re grateful to be part of their stories in raising mo...

The Top Nonprofit Challenges of Getting New Donors and How to Overcome Them

The most successful nonprofit leaders understand that donor retention is crucial to maintaining sustainable revenue. However, every year, a percentage of donors fall off the roles because they have moved on from your cause, have different priorities, or there has been a life change. Therefore, although donor retention is a vital part of a nonprofit’s fundraising program, donor acquisition also plays an essential component. Why can it seem tough to get new donors? There are several reasons ...

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