Dream Communities

Dreambase offers a CRM totally designed for community management, engagement, and growth. In our work, we are constantly encountering amazing communities, helpful best practices, and other learnings worth sharing. We use this blog to bring that content to you.

Income Sources of Nonprofits

As this informative article states, it is important for nonprofits to find a “healthy mix of income sources.” The article explores the various sources in-depth and is worth reading in full. A surprising fact is that close to half of the revenue of nonprofits comes from fees for services and the sale of their products (National Center for Charitable Statistics).…

Gaining Traction – Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs) & Membership

A nonprofit organization’s (NPO’s) primary goal usually is to serve a particular social cause or advocate for a point of view without distributing excessive revenue to its members or leaders. It uses the surplus revenues to promote its mission. Therefore, gaining traction from people and converting those people into members (to donate money or time) is very important for most…

Everything You Should Know about CRM Software

When people interact with organizations, first impressions, and long-lasting relationships are very important. A non-profit organization requires seamless coordination of tasks, improved donor interactions, and a growing membership. Let’s face it, staying organized is demanding and many organizations underperform due to simple avoidable issues that can be solved by technology. So What Is a CRM Platform? It’s the software used…

Our Intimate Understanding of Community Engagement

What makes us eligible to write this? We gathered a team that has decades of combined experience in building and engaging communities through nonprofits. We took eager, mission-driven folks to research innovative nonprofits around the world. What did we learn?  A few humble lessons on community, membership, and stakeholder engagement – and it took quite a bit of listening. Listening…

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What Makes a Non-Profit Great? – INFOGRAPHIC

We love the work of Joan Garry, and her blog post on the attributes of the best non-profits hit home. So much so, that we decided to turn her findings into an infographic. “Non-profits are messy’” says Garry. At Dreambase, we’ve seen this in too many organizations we love and we couldn’t just stand there and watch. So we’ve spent…

members want to engage with each other

How to Create an Awesome Membership Base

You’re leading growth, fundraising, or membership in your organization.  You’ve gotten all your members to join an online community you created in hopes that it will boost engagement because you’re meeting them where they are. Great. So what’s next? How are you strategically thinking about engaging your base and giving them space to thrive within the community?  How are you…

Trump and nonprofits

President Trump – Changing Business of Nonprofits

The nonprofit world is watching President’s Trump financial plans closely. When it comes to nonprofits, there seems to be a difference in opinion about how they should behave says Jeannie Fox. She quotes the advice of a foundation executive saying: “nonprofits should be more like a business.” But these words often do not sit well with donors and the public…