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A Primer on Nonprofit Dashboards

Guest Post by Jonathan Poisner. Jonathan Poisner Strategic Consulting helps nonprofits thrive. He does that by serving as a meeting facilitator and consultant, with a focus on fundraising and strategic planning. The phrase “Nonprofit Dashboard” is not one I recall hearing in my first decade in the nonprofit sector (1994-2004). Then, about 10 years ago, I started… Read More

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How to Get People Excited About Your Next Event: A Case Study

Guest post by Colleen Powers, of jabber logic, a Complementary Service Provider for thedatabank. jabber logic specializes in brand identity and full-service marketing programs for small businesses and nonprofits.  If your job is in development or communications, the year is probably structured around your organization’s big events — fundraising galas, educational panels, appreciation dinners, and more. In… Read More

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Is your mailing list a mess? Tips for keeping it clean.

If you have ever spent hours trying to look up a name that you KNOW is on your mailing list, but can’t seem to find, then you understand the importance of accurate and consistent data entry. By standardizing the way information is entered, you increase the usefulness of your database including: More accurate query results… Read More

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How to Plan 2016 Marketing on a Tight Schedule

Guest post by Colleen Powers, of jabber logic, a Complementary Service Provider for thedatabank. jabber logic specializes in brand identity and full-service marketing programs for small businesses and nonprofits.  For nonprofit communications staff, the transition to a new year is a time to set goals and create a plan for the next 12 months. But for most… Read More

What smart nonprofits know about the power of personal stories

Guest post by John Capecci, of Capecci Communications, a Complementary Service Provider for thedatabank. John is co-author, with Tim Cage, of “Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference,” and offers communication training, workshops, consulting and webinars on communication effectiveness. If you work in nonprofit communications, marketing or development, you know that personal stories… Read More