The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

As 2021 comes to a close and you set your sights on next year, we’ve gathered articles with actionable tips and insights to optimize your nonprofit’s processes, organization, and events planning. If you’re in last minute planning mode, the tips for how to run an effective holiday campaign will undoubtedly come in handy.

But as you plan ahead, learn what technology other nonprofits swear by (including how you can access digital tools on a budget) and what you need to keep in mind as you plan virtual events in the future. For many nonprofits, it can be hard to convince leaders why technology is necessary, so we’ve included some strategies on collaboration, as well.

If it’s cold in your corner of the world, we invite you to cozy up with these five articles and see what ideas they spark. Here’s what we’re reading this week:

1.    Creating Lasting Change Will Require Collaboration (The Center for Effective Philanthropy)

If you’re struggling to change the status quo at your nonprofit, consider these communication strategies that encourage listening and internal collaboration. By critically evaluating your own practices and working as partners, your team will be better able to work together to come up with a solution that advances the organization’s mission, now and in the future.

2.    Lacking Resources? 12 Strategic Ways Nonprofits Can Leverage Technology to Help (Forbes)

As you plan your budget for the upcoming year, learn what digital tools 12 nonprofit CEOs rely on in this article from Forbes. Whether you’re looking to spruce up your CRM or automate marketing and communication initiatives, adding technology to your workflow can help streamline your processes and save you from headache later on.

3.    Salesforce Extends Free CRM License Program For NPOs (Nonprofit Times)

Speaking of leveraging technology for your nonprofit, Salesforce recently announced that it would continue its Power of Us program, which allows nonprofits to benefit from the CRM’s vast library of tools. The program gives nonprofits that qualify access to 10 free licenses, which has allowed many organizations to drive change.

4.    Top Tips to Make Your Christmas Fundraising Campaigns Shine (JustGiving)

If you’re looking for some last-minute holiday giving inspiration, check out this blog post from JustGiving. It outlines proven techniques to optimize both virtual and in-person holiday campaigns and make it easier for donors to give, so you can benefit all season long.

5.    Virtual Fundraising: 5 Tips for Moving In-Person Auctions Online (Nonprofit Tech for Good)

While virtual fundraisers peaked during the pandemic, many nonprofits realized the long-term benefits of hosting events online. As your organization gets ready to plan virtual events next year, take these tips into consideration to host cost-effective, successful online auctions — and bring in new donors as a result.

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