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Do Nonprofits and Donors Align When it Comes to Engagement?


Yes, there have been a number of studies done on donor engagement. Many of which provide valuable insights for nonprofits from a donor perspective. Channel preferences? Check. Generational preferences? Check. Social media preferences? Check. However, many of these studies have been done in isolation without a holistic view of the entire donor ecosystem.

For the first …

Boost Bottom Line and Member Value with Non-Dues Revenue


Non-dues revenue. It’s become sort of the Holy Grail of associations – valuable and much sought-after, but also a bit mythical.

What’s not mysterious, though, is the fact that associations can no longer simply rely on membership dues to cover costs, add member value, and sustain growth. So, if you’re not generating any revenue beyond member …

New Faces and Old Friends at 15NTC


Did you get the chance to attend 15NTC in Austin earlier this month? During opening remarks at NTEN’s annual Nonprofit Technology Conference, CEO Amy Sample Ward asked all “first-time NTCers” to stand up. We were very surprised to see the number of folks that stood … seemed like it was half of the room.

On the …

Five Fundraising Challenges (and what to do about them)


Delivering on the mission is essential for any nonprofit. To do so, however, requires financial support – fundraising. But fundraising is getting harder and harder to do. Not only do nonprofits compete with other nonprofit organizations for a donor’s attention, but they also compete with commercial organizations for their time and dollars.

According to renowned speaker …

AUDC 2015 – It’s a Wrap


The Abila Users and Developers Conference (AUDC) for the first time brought together leaders from both the association and nonprofit sectors in Austin, Texas, to talk about industry trends, best practices, and share insight into how to more strategically and efficiently advance their goals and missions.

It was a jammed packed three days.

We Feel Your Pain!


You either have too much donor data, not enough donor data, or the wrong donor data to communicate effectively or make meaningful program decisions.

When you have that perfect, holistic view of your donors you can begin doing some really exciting things, like segmenting your appeals, communicating at the right cadence with the right content, and …

Show Members The Love


You have just a few more days to make reservations for your romantic dinner, order that bouquet of flowers, and buy those chocolate-covered strawberries, as Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. It’s wonderful to show that special someone in your life you care, but are you showing your members the love, as well?

Here are three tips …

Discover What the Future Holds in Upcoming Fundraising Webinar


What does successful fundraising look like this year, next year, or even 10 years from now?

Find out what our experts have to say on the topic at our free, upcoming webinar, The Future of Fundraising, scheduled for Tuesday, February 17 at noon, Central.

Rich Dietz, Senior Product Manager for Abila, and Matthew Mielcarek, Vice President of …

Are you stuck in your own version of Groundhog Day?


Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow and forecasted another six weeks of winter, but many association professionals are stuck in their own version of Groundhog Day.

Do  you find yourself conducting the same tasks over and over again?  Work Déjà Vu is the worst. You know the feeling. You come into the office every morning …

What impact are your volunteers making?


Software Advice recently released their 2014 Volunteer Impact Report that provides insight into how nonprofits are measuring the impact that volunteers have on their organization’s mission and goal.

Here were some of the key findings that stood out to us:

45 percent of organizations do not currently measure volunteer impact.
A lack of resources and tools hinders 34 …