July 13, 2016

9 Findings on Millennial Attitudes & Engagement in an Election Year

Does the election-year environment increase millennial cause engagement?

If there’s one thing we can all agree on as a nation it’s that election years are crazy. Issues are raised, opinions are fueled, positioned are taken, debates are heated. For better or worse, the national conversation gets cranked up to 11. But for political groups and nonprofit organizations, does that amplified conversation translate into […]

June 14, 2016

24 Words and Phrases It’s Time for Nonprofits to Stop Using

Is your organization speaking jargon? You may not even know it.

Jargon. Even the word itself is fairly jargon-y. You could just as easily say “clutter”, “excess”, “fluff”, or “using inside language with the outside world”. But the definition of jargon we like best is “meaningless talk”. Among professional circles, there’s a lot of meaningless talk. Industries fall in love with certain words and then they spread like […]

“With limited resources, how do we best leverage the power of the digital environment to make the world a better place?” That’s the question at the heart of the 2016 Digital Outlook Report from Care2, hjc, and NTEN. This new report examines survey results from 538 nonprofit organizations to uncover the answer.

According to the NCCS, there are currently over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States. A large number of those nonprofits host, support or encourage local fundraising events. That’s a lot of events! The events of choice for nonprofit organizations are typically walks and runs. While these events can be successful fundraisers, because of […]

For nonprofits looking to developing lasting donor relationships, it’s important to have a strategy. You need to have a system in place for effectively guiding donors through the complete journey—from initial connection to the mid-level to major-donor programs. Whether its work, relationships or philanthropy, people value progress. They want the opportunity to do more, contribute […]