Looking Back: Top 10 Nonprofit Blog Posts from October-December 2018

Social Solutions Blog

Looking Back: Top 10 Nonprofit Blog Posts from October-December 2018

2018 has come and gone. Can you believe it? But as the great Maya Angelou said, “I have great respect for the past. If you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” Now is a great time to take a look back at what we’ve learned in the past. If you missed any of our nonprofit blog posts from the final months of last year, you’re in luck! 

From tips on diversifying funding and writing better grant applications to the wise words of a leading philanthropist, these top blog posts from October through December of 2018 are a great resource. Check them out below! 

Infographic: Nonprofit Reporting in the Digital Age 

case management software infographicTechnology plays a huge role in our lives, but how has the tech revolution impacted how nonprofits operate every day? See the infographic featured in this blog post to learn how case management software has improved outcomes and smoothed operations of nonprofits around the world. Read more >> 

What do Breast Cancer Nonprofits Need to Know to Prosper? 

breast cancer

In honor of October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our CEO Kristin Nimsger shared her thoughts on how Breast Cancer nonprofits can overcome challenges and shine in today’s world. As a member of Susan G. Komen’s Board of Directors, Kristin’s insight is not to be missed! Read more >> 

Get that Grant: 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Grants for Nonprofits 

Want to ace your next grant application? We’ve got you covered. Nhu Te of NonProfit Pro contributes her best tips on what not to do if you want to impress grant application reviewers and win more funding. Read more >> 

Video: Impact Summit Keynotes Featuring Steve Ballmer and More 

Impact Summit 2018 was filled to the brim with great sessions, invaluable nonprofit industry insights, networking with nonprofit technology leaders, and so much more. This year’s Summit featured two fantastic, must-see keynotes. Read more >> 

Adopting a Case Management Solution? Here’s What You Need to Know. 

New case management technology can do so much to improve everything from case workflow optimization to securing more funding. But getting started with new software can be difficult. Read this nonprofit article to learn everything you need to know before taking your case management solution online. Read more >> 

The Importance of Being Earnest (About Diversifying Your Funding) 

nonprofit funding modelsSometimes, it can feel like worrying about funding is detrimental to your mission. Why spend so much time on funding when service delivery is so important? But funding is a critical part of service delivery, and diversifying your funding streams will keep your programs running smoothly. Read more >> 

95% of Nonprofits Using Case Management Technology Have Resolved Critical Pain Points 

case management effectiveness graph

New research from NAPCO revealed that organizations that use case management technology are more effective than nonprofits that use only spreadsheets to manage their data. Get the scoop on the research and download the report from this blog post. Read more >> 

Everything You Need to Know About the First Social Solutions and Ballmer Group Matching Grants 

matching grants

Ballmer Group invested $59 million to help facilitate accelerated case management software development while making our Apricot software more accessible to nonprofits. Here’s what you need to know. Read more >> 

8 Ways Data Can Help You Rock Giving Tuesday 

Have you followed up with your Giving Tuesday 2018 donors yet (they’re 10-15% more likely to donate again, by the way)? If you want to make the most of this online fundraising holiday, the data you already have can help. Besides, it’s never too early to start planning for this year’s Giving Tuesday! Read more >> 

5 In-Kind Donations Your Nonprofit Can Accept 

in-kind donations

Did you know that a wine collection can turn into a valuable donation for your nonprofit? Nonprofits can accept some crazy things as donations. See more in this nonprofit blog post. Read more >> 


What were your favorite nonprofit blog posts from 2018? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to give us a follow to always stay up-to-date with the latest nonprofit news, tips, and best practices!   

Did you know?

Apricot’s reporting platform allows you to create and share reports securely within the system. Reporting happens in real time so that you can monitor results and be responsive when it matters.

Did you know?

With Apricot, your data is right at your fingertips in a cloud-based solution that gives your organization freedom from paper files, spreadsheets, local hardware, and monthly maintenance downtimes.

Did you know?

Apricot is hosted on a best-in-class Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment so your data is secure, backed up, and compliant. User-based permissions and audit trails further enable secure access to data.

Did you know?

Apricot allows you to easily track volunteers as well as clients. Utilize guest user modules and webforms to further engage your constituents.

Did you know?

Track, report, and assess your organization’s mission! Apricot allows you to track clients, volunteers, services, and more.

Creating your Free Trial...

In a moment you will automatically be redirected to your new Apricot Trial.

Need a new code?

Update your contact info below (if necessary), and re-send a verification code.

Re-Send Verification Code