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The Ten Things You’ve Gotta do to Get and Keep Rockstar Volunteers

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Simple Ways to Encourage People to Volunteer Their Time

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most non-profits and charitable organizations. Organizations that can’t hire as many employees as their for-profit counterparts turn to volunteers who give their own free time without expecting financial compensation.

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Picking the Right Fundraising Event for Your Nonprofit

Software Advice gathered insights from over 100 event-planning professionals to construct a comprehensive overview of what makes a nonprofit fundraiser a successful, meaningful, and profitable one. If you work for a nonprofit and your team is struggling to develop ideas for your next fundraiser, this report will be of great service to you, your organization, and the sustainability of your nonprofit.

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Why We Do It: The Psychology Behind Volunteerism

Volunteering is something that betters our world, that much is certain. It helps countless groups of people who may be in need and offers assistance to crucially important nonprofits. But what draws people to volunteer their time and energy when they are not being compensated?

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Twitter, Nonprofits, and You - How to Effectively Engage Members through Social Media

Based on Software Advice’s 2015 industry review from Software Advice (an association management technology comparison agency) on how to best use Twitter to foster member engagement, it is clear that having a measurable, valuable, and substantial communication strategy on social media can help save your nonprofit and reach a broader audience.

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How to Ensure that Our Organizational Efforts are Responsive to Change

Because of our continuously altered political, social, economic, and environmental landscape, I think it’s in nonprofits’ best interests to constantly re-examine their mission, purpose, organizational efforts, and methods of operating. Similarly to how for-profits challenge and question the relevancy and usability of their brand and product, I think it’s crucial for nonprofits to adopt a similar practice. Staying stagnant in our efforts, advocacy, and education will inevitably drive us into a roadblock where our ability to advance social change will be ineffectual.

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