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Donor Disclosure Headed To Supreme Court

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From The NonProfit Times:

The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) will appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States a California Circuit Court decision that would require nonprofits to file un-redacted Schedule B forms with the California Attorney General’s Office.
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Filed under: Association Resources, Non-Profit, Strategy

How to Make the Most of Your Nonprofit’s Presence at Conferences

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From Civil:

So you’re all set up and ready to go…booth looking good, handouts at the ready, candy sprinkled on the table and a big smile for all of the attendees. Ideally, conferences help to spread your message, increase your visibility and bring in new corporate and individual donors. How can you make sure that all of these things happen (and folks are not just stopping by for a grab at the free chocolate)? Here are some tips that I’ve found can increase your nonprofit’s exhibitor success and effectiveness at these types of events.
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Filed under: Association Resources, Fund Raising, Marketing

Aligning Nonprofit Strategy with Donor Preferences

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From The Nonprofit Consultant Blog:

Last week I attended the “What Really Matters” webinar from Abila to discuss the findings in their latest Donor Engagement Study.

One of the key points that should be obvious, but bears repeating, is that Content is King. What you say is more important than the frequency with which you communicate, or even what medium or channel you are using. And, when it comes to that content, what donors are most interested in.
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Filed under: Association Resources, Fund Raising, Marketing

What You Should Know about the New .ONG and .NGO Domains

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From Nonprofit Quarterly:

On May 6th, the entity known as Public Interest Registry (PIR), which administers the .org top-level domain, officially launched the new .ngo and .ong domains, now available to nonprofits internationally. Read More

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50 Inspiring Quotations To Delight And Motivate your Group

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From Fundraising IP:

Business gurus, motivational sages and savvy speakers are aware of the value of a timely quotation. Here are some favorite quotations to use whenever delight and inspiration are needed; with your colleagues, your board, in training materials, presentations and donor communications. Even with your morning coffee before tackling the dreaded email tsunami. Emphasize the mission and the message with these inspirational quotations from people who knew (and know) passion, determination and the meaning of grit.
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Diversity in the Nonprofit Board Room

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From Top NonProfits:

One of the best assets of a nonprofit organization is its Board of Directors. One of the biggest challenges, however, is creating a board that is diverse, inclusive, and representative of the community it serves.

Jeri Eckhart-Queenan, a partner at The Bridgespan Group, believes: “The most effective boards are those that are able to bring together a diverse group of people that bring a range of thought and perspective.”

Having a diverse board not only provides a variety of backgrounds, skills, and resources, but also assists you in understanding your community’s needs. A heterogeneous board may, also, lead to diversity in donors, which is essential to the success of every nonprofit, and allow your organization to appeal to more grantmakers.
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Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Non-Profit, Planning

10 Email Marketing Tips for Cultivating Major Donors

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From Winspire News:

Email marketing is one of the most effective ways to reach potential donors and keep them interested, informed and engaged with your nonprofit’s mission. Use these 10 tips to improve your email campaign strategy and maximize your efforts.

1. Use an Email Service Provider (ESP)

ESPs are companies like ConstantContact or MailChimp who offer free or inexpensive online marketing tools for sending professional-looking branded email campaigns to your donor database. Most offer pricing models based on the size of your database, and some even offer special pricing for nonprofits. Not all ESPs offer the same features. Consider your options and take advantage of free trial periods to find the best solution for your Nonprofit’s needs.
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On Living Out your Nonprofit’s Values

Another in a series of articles related to association management selected from our reading list by:
Robert O. Patterson, JD
CEO/ Principal
The Center for Association Resources, Inc.

From GuideStar Blog:

I’ll be honest- I’ve always been a little leery of organizational values. Frequently, these seem to be HR-driven campaigns to increase employee excitement, and, to be honest, they can sound more than a little cheesy. After all, who has time to spend thinking about what we value internally as an organization with pressing time-sensitive projects to complete?
After a couple of months working at GuideStar, however, I realized that I couldn’t have been more wrong! GuideStar’s values are what we refer to as the “4 Cs:” Clarity, Compassion, Courage and Collaboration. They are a core piece of how, what, and why we do the things we do. These “4 Cs” reflect the common beliefs of those of us who represent our organization, and also play a key role in our overall brand and brand platform.
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Filed under: Center for Association Resources, Non-Profit, Planning

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