Nonprofit Technology Conference

NTC 2015 – 7 Observations from a First-Timer

March 16, 2015





Get seven great insights from the 2015 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC). Learn how best to navigate the conference and what were some of the takeaways from this years conference.

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NPR Pledge Drive

More fundraising lessons from NPR’s “membership” drives.

November 13, 2014





You never forget the first time.  Words matter (again).  And what Alec Baldwin said… It’s amazing how things have changed.  In years past, for as long as I can remember, I’ve dreaded those times of the year when my local NPR station (KUT) would rudely interrupt my regularly scheduled programming to conduct pledge drives.  C’mon, […]

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Understanding the Nonprofit Constituent

October 6, 2014





CDS Global is delighted to have Michael Wilson, CEO of the Center for Digital Business Transformation, as a guest blogger. Michael recently led a CDS Global sponsored webinar entitled “Unifying Online and Offline Donor Data for a Consistent Donor Experience,” that covered topics centered around consolidating large and varied amounts of data collected from donors, and […]

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The Value of Offline Donor Data

September 5, 2014





On September 4th, CDS Global sponsored a webinar presented by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, entitled “Unifying Online and Offline Donor Data for a Consistent Donor Experience.” Michael Wilson was the lead presenter on the webinar, along with CDS Global CMO Jamey Heinze. The webinar covers topics centered around consolidating large and varied amounts of data […]

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Collecting the “Right” Constituent Data

August 27, 2014





On September 4th, CDS Global will be sponsoring a webinar presented by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, entitled “Unifying Online and Offline Donor Data for a Consistent Donor Experience.” Michael Wilson will be the lead presenter on the webinar, along with CDS Global CMO Jamey Heinze. The webinar will cover topics centered around consolidating large and […]

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A Nonprofit Constituent Ecosystem Built For Data, Insight, and Action

August 22, 2014





On September 4th, CDS Global will be sponsoring a webinar presented by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, entitled “Unifying Online and Offline Donor Data for a Consistent Donor Experience.” Michael Wilson will be the lead presenter on the webinar, along with CDS Global CMO Jamey Heinze. The webinar will cover topics centered around consolidating large and […]

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How Nonprofits Can Tap into Donor Data to Boost Donor Retention

August 5, 2014





It’s a given that any nonprofit would like to turn donors into lifetime givers who donate on a recurring basis. And it’s no wonder. According to research by Blackbaud, donors who are set up to donate on a monthly basis give 600-800% more than those who donate once a year. To stay top of mind […]

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Why Nonprofits Should Take a Cue from NPR

April 4, 2014





I’m an NPR junkie, so when “that time of the year” rolls around (spring and fall fund drives), I get a bit depressed.  Not that I don’t really, really appreciate the efforts of KUT, my local NPR station here in Austin, but c’mon.  It’s the same appeals, over and over again, day in and day […]

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Hoping for Marketing Fireworks at the AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference

July 8, 2013





  This month we celebrated Independence Day. And what would a July 4th celebration be without fireworks? The CDS Global nonprofit team can’t wait to hit the 2013 AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference next week, which guarantees to offer sure-fire ways to spark some fireworks and new ideas throughout your marketing efforts to help you better […]

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The Number One Thing That Will Push Your Board’s Success!

May 10, 2013





We talk a lot here about the importance of laying out expectations and roles with Board Members. And there is no question that it  is super-important to do so. If they don’t understand their role as a volunteer and your role as a staff leader, you are signing yourself up for (at best) a sub-par, […]

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