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Virtuous joins The Giving Institute

Virtuous Is The Newest Member of The Giving Institute

It’s been an amazing six months of growth at Virtuous. Our team continues to grow. We’ve  added unprecedented features to our product suite. And, most recently, we are proud to announce that we have joined The Giving Institute as their newest member. For those who might not be familiar, The Giving Institute is counted among…

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9/11 and America’s Short Term Memory

With 9/11 coming up on Friday, it seemed appropriate to write about some of the interesting aspects of human nature that were noticeable in the weeks and months after the nations tradegy. American’s have short term memories. We quickly forget about some of the best and worst moments in our lives. And sometimes, short term…

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Virtuous product updates for May 2020

Product Updates: Virtuous Upgrades to Get Excited About

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned this year, the space in which you spend your day is incredibly important. Whether it’s your work space or your home, the way it looks and how it supports your daily habits is essential. It’s with that in mind that we made a few important upgrades to the…

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How do you communicate impact - Virtuous CRM

How Can Nonprofits Communicate Impact?

Most donors choose to give to nonprofits because they believe in the cause. So it follows suit that they would want to know that their gift is actually contributing toward the impact they believed in at the beginning. Research from The Bridgespan Group reinforces this idea. They found that the greatest need donors have from…

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10 tips for attending nonprofit conferences

10 Tips for Attending Conferences

You’re attending a conference! You’re all registered and excited for a day full of learning, networking, and of course…great swag. If you’re a regular conference attendee, than I’m sure you have plenty of tried and true strategies for getting the most out of your experience. But if you’re new or a little rusty we’ve got…

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11 things to do after a nonprofit conference

11 Things to Do After a Conference

You made it through the conference! Time to unpack, relax, and play with all your new swag, but it’s also time to continue to make the most of your conference experience. If you followed our tips for getting the most out of attending a conference then you’ve made a lot of new contacts and cultivated…

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3 tech startup principles that will transform your nonprofit

3 Tech Startup Principles that Will Transform Your Nonprofit

Do you ever feel like your nonprofit is living in the dark ages when it comes to technology and innovation? Our team has been building technology for nonprofits for over a decade. And after working with hundreds of nonprofits, we’ve found one thing to be consistently true: nonprofits are bad at change. Most nonprofits resist…

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4 agile startup practices empowering nonprofits

4 Agile Startup Practices Empowering Nonprofits

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein Part 2 in our blog series on innovation focuses on fast innovation using Agile Methodologies. Many of our readers may be unfamiliar with the term “Agile” or “Agile Development.”  The origins of Agile come from…

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I Like My Coffee Shaken – Not Stirred

My daughter is getting married in less than two weeks.  Don’t congratulate me.  It is a bit like winning the Price is Right Showcase Showdown.  While I am thrilled to win a wonderful new son, the bill I will receive after is a bit of a buzz kill. So to celebrate my daughter’s impending nuptials,…

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Use these 8 tools for nonprofits to increase fundraising and retention.

8 Essential Tools for Nonprofits in 2019

Right now, we are living through a golden era of tools for nonprofits. No matter what responsibilities you’re in charge of, there is a tool that will help you be more efficient. But with so many options, it’s difficult to know which ones you need and which ones won’t add much value. That’s why we’re…

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