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  • From our Digital Member Study, we learned there’s a strong correlation between member loyalty and technology. Members who believe their professional membership organization is an early technology adopter are generally more satisfied and feel more connected to their organization. We see these loyalty metrics rise even more when members perceive their organization’s use of technology […] You're read...

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  • The long-awaited tax legislation, formally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted December 22, 2017, is hailed as “sweeping” reform by some. While you may wish you could just “sweep” it under the rug and keep rolling, nevertheless, this is a new year and there are new rules.    Payroll Impact  Just as the […] You're reading New Year, New Rules: Tax Act Implications for Nonprofits, originally ...

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  • Your association’s career center helps you boost member engagement, gain insight into prospective members, and generate valuable non-dues revenue. So, how do you drive more traffic to your center? Here’s how … Find out more, here!   You're reading Drive Traffic to Your Association’s Career Center, originally posted on Forward Together - Insights and ideas on best practices, trends, and issues for ...

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  • With more than 700 learning management system (LMS) solutions in the marketplace, choosing the right one can be downright intimidating. How does one even begin to understand which LMS will best meet the needs of the organization? What bells and whistles are critical to developing, maintaining, and growing a successful learning program? While this undoubtedly […] You're reading LMS Selection: Maste...

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  • I know a lot of you out there run programs and services as a means of fulfilling your mission and generating revenue. Providing these services is your core, right? But, managing billing and collections can get complicated quickly and can impact your organization financially – not to mention, programs and services may be covered by […] You're reading Keep Up With Your Nonprofit Programs and Service...

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  • Do you know how to spot fraud before it occurs? Most nonprofit professionals think it can’t happen at their organization. So, unfortunately, when it does occur, they aren’t prepared and don’t know what to do in the aftermath. It happens time and time again – from both internal or external sources. Someone notices a misappropriation […] You're reading Following Clues: Detecting, Preparing, and Prot...

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  • Your nonprofit staff members are some of the most important individuals within your organization’s community. From your development director to your major gift officer, your team will need to be built with philanthropy-oriented and hardworking people. Finding the perfect candidate isn’t always easy, but finding the right person starts with how you craft the nonprofit […] You're reading 4 Things to...

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  • Simply having online giving forms ready for your donors isn’t enough. If your team really wants to take online fundraising by the reins, you’ll need to take a second look at how you raise money online – from the top down. This means you’ll need to meet donors where they already are: online. By doing […] You're reading 11 Online Fundraising Strategies to Revamp Your Nonprofit, originally posted on ...

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  • As the end of year approaches, there is no doubt credentialing is top-of-mind as association members work to fulfill their requirements before year’s end. It’s also a great time to reevaluate your credentialing programs, as a whole. We know from the 2017 Member Loyalty Study that credentialing is one of the most valued member benefits […] You're reading Set Up Your Association for Credentialing Pr...

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  • A few weeks ago, I gave you a sneak peek at a trend and prediction from the Tagoras and Community Brands team. Today I’m sharing the rest of our insights from the webinar, “2017 Learning Trends, 2018 Learning Forecast.”  Trend: Sourcing and Channeling  Sourcing and channeling points to the trend where associations become the source […] You're reading Online Learning Trends and Predictions for 2018...

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  • The way we connect, communicate, learn, and shop is ever changing. Consequently, your association members have a heightened level of expectation for flexibility, convenience, and personalization in everything they do. But, association experiences are struggling keeping up with these growing member expectations. In the just released “Digital Member Study,“ we surveyed more than 1,000 association […...

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  • Pop-up tree stands are appearing along every highway, and the sounds of Christmas music pierce the air wherever you go. Even if have that one neighbor down the street who has yet to take down his Halloween decorations, it officially feels like the holiday season. And, that means the new year is right around the […] You're reading How Healthy is Your Educational Program?, originally posted on Forwa...

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  • Since 2009, there have been more devices connected to the internet than there are people on earth. Here we are, eight years later, and these connected devices are creating a monumental torrent of data. We’re talking an expected 501.5 zettabytes of data in the next two years. One zettabyte is equivalent to 8 million years […] You're reading 25 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to the Internet of Thi...

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  • I know there’s a lot you need to do at year end, closing the books, planning for next year – not to mention reviewing budgets, preparing for your audit, pulling together your annual report, and that’s just getting started! On top of it all, the holidays mean you have to contend with vacation and holiday […] You're reading Drowning in Year-End To-Dos?, originally posted on Forward Together - Insigh...

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  • Does anyone else feel like this year has flown by at warp speed? Believe it or not, 2017 is about to come to a close. With 2018 right around the corner, there is no better time to reflect on the past year’s learning trends and forecast our predictions for the year to come.   Community Brands […] You're reading Learning Predictions for 2018: Sneak Peek!, originally posted on Forward Together - Insi...

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  • The nonprofit sector is growing faster than the for-profit sector, financial and public support has been at an all-time high, and hiring for nonprofits continues to grow, according to PNP Staffing Group’s 2015-2016 Nonprofit Salaries & Staffing Report. More than half of Abila’s Nonprofit Finance Study respondents reported that growth is extremely important to them. […] You're reading Recruitment S...

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  • When it comes to doing business effectively, technology is one of the biggest assets in which a nonprofit organization can invest. Staff members gain valuable time back into their busy schedules and nonprofits perform at their best when data is streamlined and easily accessible. Here are three benefits your organization can gain by implementing true […] You're reading Customer Success Story: Marip...

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  • I’ve no doubt, as a nonprofit professional, you’re thankful for your donors. After all, they provide the fuel that keeps your mission powered; your community, served. But, do you sincerely and frequently express your gratitude? Nearly a quarter of donors say they were never thanked for their donations. That sounds impossible! Right? I suspect they […] You're reading Showing Thanks to Your Donors, ...

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  • Job opportunities rank as one of the top benefits that drive association membership, according to our recent Member Loyalty Study. It’s no surprise then that today most associations offer a niche job board on their website. Not only do job boards provide value to existing members and help associations attract new members, but they also […] You're reading Career Center Networks: The Good, The Bad, ...

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  • With the holiday shopping season fast approaching and the shift towards cyber-shopping as opposed to mobbing the mall, the likelihood of running into a window asking you to take an online survey to share your internet experience is almost certain. A quick way to gain your customers’ perspective on how your software is operating is […] You're reading The Discovery Process and Customers, originally ...

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  • True confessions. I’m not a huge fan of #GivingTuesday. I know. I know. Hear me out, though. I have two main issues. First, why do nonprofits have to go last … after Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Chances are good (or bad) your donors have already blown their discretionary income on tablets, TVs, sheets, children’s […] You're reading Are Your Technologies Ready for #GivingTuesday?, originally post...

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  • There are so many crazy things going on in the world right now – from natural to manmade disasters – you may be feeling a strong urge to step up and make a positive impact on our seemingly bleak current situation. Maybe Red Cross post-disaster work is calling your name. Or, perhaps mental illness awareness […] You're reading Picking the Right Nonprofit for You, originally posted on Forward Togethe...

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  • Many associations use exhibiting at tradeshows and events as a large part of their marketing efforts. With the cost of exhibiting being so high, it’s critical to use the time and money spent to exhibit wisely. The first part to getting the best return on your exhibit investment is to make sure you have visitors […] You're reading 5 Ways to Stand Out in the Exhibit Hall, originally posted on Forwar...

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  • It’s Halloween and fright is in the air!  For some continuing education professionals, Halloween isn’t the only scary day of the year. If you aren’t using a robust learning management system (LMS), you may feel haunted every single day by the overwhelming tasks that go into managing your education programming.   With all the scary movies […] You're reading Have a Happy Halloween Day and EVERY DAY ...

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  • Often the most essential element to a nonprofit organization’s overall success is the mission. What is the organization’s purpose and why does it exist? The mission says it all, and organizations that have a clear and relateable mission can bring immense value to their constituents and the community they serve. Some agencies will have their mission […] You're reading Trends in Nonprofit Accounting...

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  • Advances in technology do not stand still for associations or non-profits no matter how tight their budget. Even the simplest of computing advancements can require that some hardware or software be upgraded from year-to-year. But failing to keep up with the techno-curve and allowing your organization to steadily fall behind can leave your organization in […] You're reading Justifying a Tech Budget...

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  • We’re getting close to Halloween! Pretty soon all the ghosts, ghouls, and goblins will make an appearance in their quest for candy. It’s a fun time of year for kids (and adult kids) of all ages. But what about the real horrors you encounter every day? Not the things that go bump in the night, […] You're reading Don’t Let Accounting Nightmares Keep You Up at Night, originally posted on Forward Toge...

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  • When asked to describe Millennials in an Ipsos online survey people used the terms: materialistic, selfish, lazy, arrogant, narcissistic, entitled … just to name a few. Ouch. However, while the top answers were mostly negative attributes, there were some positive descriptions as well, such as: tech-savvy, ambitious, well-educated, idealistic, tolerant, respectful.   I’m a Millennial and […] You're...

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