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How to Improve Fundraising for A Nonprofit Organization HOW TO IMPROVE FUNDRAISING FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Jul 15, 2019

Peter Drucker is famous for saying Management is doing things right, leadership is doing the right things, in his book The Essential Drucker. While I agree with that, I also believe that success in fundraising is doing the right things, the right way...

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How to Prepare Your Nonprofit for Major Changes HOW TO PREPARE YOUR NONPROFIT FOR MAJOR CHANGES

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Jul 15, 2019

Have you ever changed your email marketing system, CRM, fundraising software, or another technology that you rely on? A technology change in your organization can be exciting, but it can also create tension, confusion, and a lack of ownership if not ...

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How Today’s Nonprofits Are Collecting And Using Data HOW TODAY’S NONPROFITS ARE COLLECTING AND USING DATA

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Jul 14, 2019

In the spring of last year, eleventy vice president of strategy and development Angie Moore set out to learn how nonprofit organizations were capturing and using data. To obtain this information, Angie created a 10-question survey. Ultimately, 528 no...

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8 Nonprofit Organizations in Montclair, NJ 8 NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN MONTCLAIR, NJ

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Jul 14, 2019

Montclair, NJ is home to some incredible nonprofit organizations that do a lot for the community.

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My Experience Applying Continuous Improvement to a Non-Profit Organization MY EXPERIENCE APPLYING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT TO A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Jul 14, 2019

I recently had the opportunity to partner with a nonprofit organization that provides food and shelter to the homeless population in the local area. It was my first time applying the principles and tools of continuous improvement to the nonprofit wor...

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Nonprofits Share Top Priorities in Nationwide Survey NONPROFITS SHARE TOP PRIORITIES IN NATIONWIDE SURVEY

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Jul 12, 2019

We are officially halfway through the year, and while some people are relishing the long days of summer sun, nonprofit professionals are using the summer slump to prepare for giving Tuesday, perform a nonprofit SWOT analysis, or read the latest indus...

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Insider Secrets to Successful Volunteer Management INSIDER SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

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Jul 11, 2019

Most people volunteer their time, efforts, and talents because they receive an emotional or functional benefit from doing so. Emotional benefits are motivators or principles about which people feel strongly, like the feeling of belonging, pride, or l...

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5 Reasons Why Remote Team Members Are Good For Your Nonprofit 5 REASONS WHY REMOTE TEAM MEMBERS ARE GOOD FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jul 11, 2019

Finding and recruiting professionals for your nonprofit can be a time-consuming task. You likely have a list of qualifications, expectations and goals, but can be limited to your city when it comes to finding that perfect person. This is where remote...

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What Business and Nonprofit Leaders Should Know about Payroll Tax Audits WHAT BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT LEADERS SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PAYROLL TAX AUDITS

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Jul 11, 2019

What comes to mind when you hear you’re about to be audited? If you’re like most people, it’s an unpleasant idea focused solely on proving the accuracy of recent income tax returns. That’s not the only type of audit though; th...

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The Best Platforms & Tools for Nonprofits THE BEST PLATFORMS & TOOLS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 11, 2019

These days, even the smallest nonprofits can behave like a big operation thanks to the proliferation of online platforms and tools available to them often at no cost. Faced with perennially limited budgets and staffing, nonprofits can stretch their r...

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Charity and donation infographic CHARITY AND DONATION INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 10, 2019

Charity and donation infographics presenting information about work of charity organizations and volunteering flat illustration.

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FundRazr for Nonprofits FUNDRAZR FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 10, 2019

FundRazr's enterprise-class complete online fundraising functionality is being used by 4000 nonprofits and charities worldwide. Our platform is a unique combination of powerful feature set and nonprofit-friendly cost. Get started right away for f...

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How to get a crowd if you are a charity? HOW TO GET A CROWD IF YOU ARE A CHARITY?

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Jul 10, 2019

One of the most common questions we're being asked is "If I am new to crowdfunding or a new nonprofit, how do I get a crowd?"

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Fundraising with Facebook Ads for Nonprofits on $100/Month FUNDRAISING WITH FACEBOOK ADS FOR NONPROFITS ON $100/MONTH

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Jul 10, 2019

Running Facebook ads on a $100 a month budget to fundraise and increase visibility of your content. This is part of the multi-part series to increase the impact of ads on a budget.

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Mind Power Empowering Powerful Fundraising MIND POWER EMPOWERING POWERFUL FUNDRAISING

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Jul 10, 2019

A sometimes too straight-talking column that challenges status-quo giving practices, inspires new and radical solutions, and will hopefully lead to a New York Times Bestseller; so I can start wearing argyle sweaters and smoking a pipe, because that&#...

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Google for Nonprofits: Why & How to Apply GOOGLE FOR NONPROFITS: WHY & HOW TO APPLY

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Jul 10, 2019

Want to step up your nonprofit is marketing, but do not quite have the budget for new tools and programs? Google for Nonprofits can help with that. Through the Google program, your nonprofit can apply to use a variety of Google products and other Goo...

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State groups and local governments pledge to get people involved in census, but state of FL? Not so much STATE GROUPS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS PLEDGE TO GET PEOPLE INVOLVED IN CENSUS, BUT STATE OF FL? NOT SO MUCH

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Jul 10, 2019

Gov. Ron DeSantis may be using a hands off approach to getting Floridians counted in the 2020 U.S. Census, but local governments and the nonprofit Florida group TaxWatch said Wednesday it’s critical to invest in the census to make sure communit...

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The Nonprofit CFO’s Survival Guide THE NONPROFIT CFO’S SURVIVAL GUIDE

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Jul 10, 2019

Increasing revenue. Consolidating across multiple entities. Budgeting. Implementing internal controls. Facilitating audits and compliance reporting. Sometimes, it’s easy to overlook the fact that CFOs of nonprofit and for-profit organizations a...

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Microsoft Making Strides with Nonprofit CRM Strategy MICROSOFT MAKING STRIDES WITH NONPROFIT CRM STRATEGY

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Jul 09, 2019

Microsoft is starting to make strides with nonprofit CRM strategy. As I wrote in April 2018 after the Nonprofit Technology Conference in New Orleans, Microsoft indicated it wants to support the nonprofit sector in an entirely different way. One year ...

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Risking It All to Save the World RISKING IT ALL TO SAVE THE WORLD

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Jul 09, 2019

The Nonprofit Risk Management Center team thanks the First Nonprofit Foundation for funding the research and development of this publication.

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2019 Nonprofit LEADERSHIP IMPACT STUDY 2019 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP IMPACT STUDY

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Jul 09, 2019

In today’s thriving nonprofit sector, it’s vital for nonprofit leaders to be in the know about key tactics that make an organization run effectively and efficiently, while finding opportune ways to bring in more revenue. There is an abund...

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Charitable donations CHARITABLE DONATIONS

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Jul 09, 2019

PolloPollo is a solution built on the Obyte cryptocurrency platform that seeks to fix charity donation problems. With PolloPollo donors can donate directly to people in need, without the need for charities to act as middlemen.

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A How-To Guide for Nonprofit Board Engagement A HOW-TO GUIDE FOR NONPROFIT BOARD ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 09, 2019

Effective nonprofit board management is about more than To Do lists or getting through an agenda. You need to be able to communicate effectively, to let your board know what your organization expects from them and, above all, respect your members tim...

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Why Powerful Tools Are Important to Your Nonprofit WHY POWERFUL TOOLS ARE IMPORTANT TO YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jul 09, 2019

The word Powerful is one of the more popular words in the software lexicon. It sounds impressive, and it gets people excited because they want to know that their software is going to do something great for them. Unfortunately, it is also hard to quan...

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4 Ways to Recruit Volunteers for Your NonProfit 4 WAYS TO RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jul 09, 2019

Volunteers are the lifeblood of a non-profit organization. They are passionate advocates for organizations, sharing their involvement with friends, neighbours and colleagues. A non-profit will not find more effective public relations than a motivated...

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What is a nonprofit Grant System? WHAT IS A NONPROFIT GRANT SYSTEM?

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Jul 08, 2019

To efficiently pursue grants, nonprofits need a grant system in place to help them track their efforts. Essentially, the system is a series of practical steps needed to establish a strong grant writing system within an organization.

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5 Time-Saving Marketing Hacks for Busy Nonprofits 5 TIME-SAVING MARKETING HACKS FOR BUSY NONPROFITS

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Jul 08, 2019

At MobileCause, we know that life as a nonprofit professional is rewarding but It can also be challenging. Difficult to do all the things you want to make a difference, yet not having all the time and resources necessary to achieve your mission can l...

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The Longest Day - How your fundraising helps THE LONGEST DAY - HOW YOUR FUNDRAISING HELPS

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Jul 08, 2019

The Longest Day is an endurance golf marathon designed to test your skill, strength and stamina. The challenge is to successfully complete four rounds of golf from dawn to dusk and raise funds for Cancer Council’s research, prevention and suppo...

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A Guide to Starting and Running a Nonprofit Organization A GUIDE TO STARTING AND RUNNING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Jul 08, 2019

Welcome to the world of nonprofit organizations! You are starting down a noble path, following in the footsteps of so many who have chosen the path of service to the community (whether around the corner or around the world) instead of the pursuit of ...

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We do Three Things - Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne WE DO THREE THINGS - COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER FORT WAYNE

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Jul 08, 2019

At the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, we do three things: We help people make their charitable giving more impactful, we connect funding to nonprofits through effective grantmaking, and we provide leadership to address community needs an...

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Grassroots Nonprofit Marketing Campaigns: 4 Stellar Examples GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT MARKETING CAMPAIGNS: 4 STELLAR EXAMPLES

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Jul 08, 2019

Grassroots nonprofit marketing campaigns are a valuable opportunity for nonprofits to raise awareness of the mission that sparked the commencement of the organization itself. These campaigns provide an opportunity to share your passion! The term &quo...

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“We Need More Money” Isn’t a Fundraising Plan “WE NEED MORE MONEY” ISN’T A FUNDRAISING PLAN

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Jul 08, 2019

Often when I ask folks what their needs and fundraising plan are, I’ll hear: “We need to raise more. With more money we could do so much more.” That’s not a fundraising plan. It’s hopeful thinking.  And while I&rsqu...

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Participatory Action Research Grants PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH GRANTS

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Jul 06, 2019

Participatory Action Research Grants support research that is co-led by community members and researchers to learn more about the root causes of pressing issues impacting the health of communities. The research must be a collaboration between communi...

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Choosing the best fund vs the right fund CHOOSING THE BEST FUND VS THE RIGHT FUND

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Jul 05, 2019

Many people have this idea that there is a ‘best’ fund out there that they should buy. If you look at performance and other criteria, there really are funds which may be the best. But should you be buying them? Not necessarily. Buying the...

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134 grants $2.7 million 134 GRANTS $2.7 MILLION

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Jul 05, 2019

Supporting the communities where we work and live, while uniting and empowering employees. Since 2000, the ACECF has raised more than $56 million and awarded 2,247 grants to local and regional organizations. When we created the ACECF in 2000, Altria&...

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How To Write An Amazing Nonprofit Newsletter HOW TO WRITE AN AMAZING NONPROFIT NEWSLETTER

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Jul 05, 2019

There are a lot of ways your organization can promote the great activities you’re doing. So how do you pick which one is right for you? For Mark and Joanne, who ran a kids’ summer camp, it was a big decision. Since they had limited time f...

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What Is Your Nonprofit Career Story? WHAT IS YOUR NONPROFIT CAREER STORY?

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Jul 05, 2019

What is your nonprofit career story? It seems that every week someone contacts me through various vehicles and asks for a career advice meeting. I enjoy helping others and always seek to answer their questions. In a recent meeting, someone asked me a...

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Systems Change Grant SYSTEMS CHANGE GRANT

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Jul 04, 2019

Systems Change grants support projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing societal, environmental or cultural issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions. If your project involves research...

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The Trouble with Nonprofit Website Design Inspiration THE TROUBLE WITH NONPROFIT WEBSITE DESIGN INSPIRATION

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Jul 03, 2019

When you need a creative spark, looking around for website design inspiration can jump-start your brainstorm and help you decide your likes and dislikes. But if you’re not careful, compiling a bunch of examples can get your website project off ...

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A Guide To Effective Team Management For Nonprofits A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE TEAM MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 03, 2019

Have you ever watched someone try to catch a chicken? Running around the yard, arms waving, following the elusive chicken to and fro in wild patterns? This was the image that often came to mind when Elizabeth was chairing her association's annual...

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Nonprofit Strategy and Planning by the Numbers NONPROFIT STRATEGY AND PLANNING BY THE NUMBERS

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Jul 03, 2019

Increasingly, nonprofits are turning to more flexible strategic frameworks to guide their board and staff instead of formal strategic plans. This infographic outlines this evolution and includes description of different strategy and planning options....

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Donor Software: 6 Essential Tools to Drive Your Mission DONOR SOFTWARE: 6 ESSENTIAL TOOLS TO DRIVE YOUR MISSION

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Jul 03, 2019

When it comes to donor software, your nonprofit should take advantage of the right tools and resources to most effectively track your relationships with your supporters. After all, if you want to obtain new donors and retain the ones you have, the ri...

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Quality Data Is Essential to Maximize Your Fundraising Potential QUALITY DATA IS ESSENTIAL TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING POTENTIAL

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Jul 03, 2019

Quality data is critical in helping to deepen our relationships with our donors. Data can help develop an action plan to use with each donor. It is needed to determine donor interests, appropriate gift requests, appropriate timing and appropriate rec...

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Supporting Non-Profits SUPPORTING NON-PROFITS

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Jul 03, 2019

Members of the KEXP staff talk about the benefits of working alongside Jacobson Jarvis & Co., an accounting firm dedicated to helping nonprofits achieve their missions.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Affinity Scores to Strengthen Constituent Relationships HOW NONPROFITS CAN USE AFFINITY SCORES TO STRENGTHEN CONSTITUENT RELATIONSHIPS

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Jul 03, 2019

Nonprofits today face significant challenges in providing a world-class experience to their valued constituents. Fraught with organizational silos in their programs and services, nonprofits find themselves with a limited understanding of their consti...

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Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin: Hot Tips - funding sources and Programme recap FUNDRAISING FELLOWSHIP, DUBLIN: HOT TIPS - FUNDING SOURCES AND PROGRAMME RECAP

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Jul 03, 2019

Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of Business to Arts, recaps what Fundraising Fellowship is, its focus and what it can offer to cultural organisations in the long term. Part of a series of videos produced by the Fundraising Fellowship, Dublin pro...

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The Social Donor Study THE SOCIAL DONOR STUDY

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Jul 03, 2019

Who Are Social Donors? Nearly a quarter of U.S. adults identify themselves as a Social Donor. Event Donors Attended a ticketed fundraising event like a gala. golf tournament. etc Majority prefer additional donation requests come from social network. ...

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Giving Days: Strategies for Success GIVING DAYS: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

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Jul 03, 2019

From galas and auctions to luncheons, runs, walks, rides, and other campaigns, fundraising is a must have on any nonprofit’s calendar. Many nonprofits are turning to a new form of fundraising: dedicated Giving Days. These day long campaigns bri...

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Ways Nonprofits Can Get Ahead This Summer WAYS NONPROFITS CAN GET AHEAD THIS SUMMER

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Jul 03, 2019

Whether you are an Executive Director who is serving as your organization’s Chief Everything Officer, or a Development Director specifically tasked with creating a fundraising strategy, the first step to raising the money you need to power your...

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Why You Should Engage One-Time Donors Sooner WHY YOU SHOULD ENGAGE ONE-TIME DONORS SOONER

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Jul 03, 2019

The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019 examines trends in return donor behavior, specifically around supporter groups like peer-to-peer fundraisers, one-time donors, and recurring givers. With regard to one-time donors and recurring givers, our report...

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3 Principles Fundraisers Should Adopt from Service Providers 3 PRINCIPLES FUNDRAISERS SHOULD ADOPT FROM SERVICE PROVIDERS

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Jul 02, 2019

I left private legal practice for nonprofit fundraising to get away from the less relational aspects of the service provider-client relationship. Steep billing rates, adversarial positions, and dense subject matter hindered my ability to be really gr...

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CLARK Philanthropy with Steve CLARK PHILANTHROPY WITH STEVE

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Jul 02, 2019

CLARK employee, Steve Ketterer describes the impact CLARK's commitment to philanthropy has made on his life and the lives of others.

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How the Google Ad Grant Works and How to Get Started HOW THE GOOGLE AD GRANT WORKS AND HOW TO GET STARTED

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Jul 02, 2019

In today’s nonprofit marketing video, we share how the Google Ad Grant works and how you can get started with the Google Ad Grant. If your nonprofit is interested in getting a Google Ad Grant, watch this video to learn why you should apply for ...

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7 Methods to Improve Donor Retention With Fundraising Tech 7 METHODS TO IMPROVE DONOR RETENTION WITH FUNDRAISING TECH

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Jul 02, 2019

Donor retention has finally become a top-of-mind subject for most fundraisers and a decent portion of nonprofit boards. Case in point, for the first time ever, during a speaking engagement in the Midwest, when the question was posed regarding who kne...

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How to Build a Fundraising Team When You’re Not the Boss HOW TO BUILD A FUNDRAISING TEAM WHEN YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS

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Jul 02, 2019

It can be tough working with a nonprofit team of volunteers, donors, and paid staff. Everyone has their own ideas, their own ways of working, and their own perception of what’s best for the organization. It’s a common challenge. It seems ...

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How Much Should I Give to Charity? HOW MUCH SHOULD I GIVE TO CHARITY?

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Jul 01, 2019

The 2019 Giving USA Report came out recently and confirmed what many nonprofit fundraisers already suspected: giving among everyday Americans is down. Experts have shared a number of theories about why this may be, including changes to the tax law an...

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The Relevance of Charitable Trusts in 2019 and Beyond THE RELEVANCE OF CHARITABLE TRUSTS IN 2019 AND BEYOND

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Jul 01, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, by President Trump, nearly doubled the federal estate and gift tax exemptions for individuals, increasing the exemption from $5.49 million per individual in 2017 to $11.4 million in 201...

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30YearsofGiving in Canada Who gives, how and why? 30YEARSOFGIVING IN CANADA WHO GIVES, HOW AND WHY?

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Jul 01, 2019

We give generously Canadians give $14 billion annually to registered charities. New Canadians are giving more Annual average donation by new Canadians is $672, compared to $509 for those born in Canada. lt. 13 million Canadians volunteer time and tal...

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3 Ways to Stay Ahead of Giving Trends 3 WAYS TO STAY AHEAD OF GIVING TRENDS

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Jul 01, 2019

Every year, Giving USA releases a report on philanthropy and giving in the United States. The annual report, released on June 18, 2019, gives comprehensive highlights on charitable giving trends in the United States. Due in part to the tax law change...

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Increasing Donor Impact: Your Donors Want Choices INCREASING DONOR IMPACT: YOUR DONORS WANT CHOICES

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Jul 01, 2019

Several months ago, I was sitting around a conference table with a prospective client talking about the process we needed to take to create our donor impact portfolio. When complete, the donor impact portfolio is a list of all the nonprofit organizat...

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PHILANTHROPIC ISSUE FUNDS: IMPACT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DONORS AND NON-PROFITS PHILANTHROPIC ISSUE FUNDS: IMPACT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DONORS AND NON-PROFITS

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Jun 30, 2019

Philanthropic issue funds are philanthropy products that package together nonprofit organizations in “funds” that donors can give to as a portfolio. These types of products have long existed in the financial services market for managing i...

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From high school student to youth entrepreneur: how this nonprofit is transforming lives FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT TO YOUTH ENTREPRENEUR: HOW THIS NONPROFIT IS TRANSFORMING LIVES

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Jun 30, 2019

We set out to ignite in students, especially those who live in communities with fewer resources and less financial means, a passion for business education and entrepreneurship that transforms their thinking and provides a path to opportunity and fulf...

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Marketing Tactics for Non-Profits MARKETING TACTICS FOR NON-PROFITS

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Jun 30, 2019

Non-Profits often have a harder time with Marketing than a normal business does. So this week, Marcus is paying special attention to those out there doing good for our communities out of the goodness of their own hearts by giving them tips on marketi...

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Donation Tiers to Boost Online Donations DONATION TIERS TO BOOST ONLINE DONATIONS

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Jun 30, 2019

Anna is a thirty-something woman who works in an art gallery. She’s always loved animals and spends a lot of time with her three dogs in the nearby park. During one of their walks, Anna saw an abandoned cat. She immediately acted, rushing ...

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40 Travel Experts & Non-Profit Leaders Weigh 40 TRAVEL EXPERTS & NON-PROFIT LEADERS WEIGH

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Jun 28, 2019

Despite some controversy, 80% of our experts feel that voluntourism is a positive trend. However, most of our experts felt that it is only a positive trend if volunteers understand the needs of the community and the non-profit, and put these needs be...

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What Nonprofits Can Learn From Tech Startups WHAT NONPROFITS CAN LEARN FROM TECH STARTUPS

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Jun 28, 2019

In his youthful zeal to change the ​world, Dan Sanchez joined a non-profit only to find how broken the world of non-profits could be. Discouraged by how difficult it was to do good, he joined a tech startup where he found answers to many of the issue...

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10 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS 10 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

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Jun 28, 2019

Executive Director: It is the Executive Directors responsibility to take rare of the day-to-day aspects of running the organization including administration, program oversight, and other oversight. Board of Directors: The Board of Directors is respon...

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Challenges and opportunities in grant application and reporting CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN GRANT APPLICATION AND REPORTING

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Jun 28, 2019

A national organization has dozens of foundation funders, each with a distinct application process, different requirements, and its own cycle for funding. As part of their annual report to a funder, staff from a nonprofit service agency have to categ...

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The Nonprofit Summer Reading List THE NONPROFIT SUMMER READING LIST

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Jun 28, 2019

The weather is warm, summer camps are in full swing, BBQs are a weekly occurrence, and as the sixth month of the year wraps up, some organizations are already gearing up for end-of-the-year asks and setting up holiday campaign fundraising goals. Whil...

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DCTV DCTV'S NEW CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS IS NOW OPEN

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Jun 27, 2019

Do you know of a nonprofit organization in Washington DC that has a great story to share? Our Capacity Building Grants enable nonprofit organizations at any budget level to tell quality stories, have vital conversations, and get valuable training. Ap...

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How to find the right image marketing tool for your non-profit HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT IMAGE MARKETING TOOL FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT

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Jun 27, 2019

Millions of stock photos 0 illustrations. No local files (work can be lost d website is cane). Free icons. shapes 0 elements. Design overload (no updates to templates). The ability to upload your own photos. Photo litters and 1000s of easy-to-use tem...

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Greedy or Grateful? Asking for More when Thanking Donors GREEDY OR GRATEFUL? ASKING FOR MORE WHEN THANKING DONORS

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Jun 27, 2019

Efficient fundraising is critical for the success of mission-driven nonprofits focused on the greater good. As private individual giving and in particular small donations from a large number of donors has gained in importance for nonprofits, understa...

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More Nonprofits Are Becoming Eco-Friendly—Here MORE NONPROFITS ARE BECOMING ECO-FRIENDLY—HERE'S HOW YOURS CAN, TOO

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Jun 27, 2019

Most people who create nonprofit organizations do so because they have a charitable heart, and they wish to serve on the front lines of solving the worlds' toughest problems. One of the biggest issues we are facing today is epidemic pollution lev...

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The “C.I.A.” Solution to Identifying Donor Prospects THE “C.I.A.” SOLUTION TO IDENTIFYING DONOR PROSPECTS

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Jun 27, 2019

One of the questions we hear the most in our fundraising workshops for nonprofit staff, board members, volunteers and friends is, “Who should we approach for support?” This makes good sense. Identifying donor prospects, or donor discovery...

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Easy Language Learning by Vera F. Birkenbihl – The Decoding Method EASY LANGUAGE LEARNING BY VERA F. BIRKENBIHL – THE DECODING METHOD

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Jun 27, 2019

Forget about cramming vocabulary: the best way to learn a language is by using decoding exercises. Translate a German sentence word-by-word into your native language – thus you will learn the word’s meaning as well as the language’s...

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The Birkenbihl Approach of learing THE BIRKENBIHL APPROACH OF LEARING

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Jun 27, 2019

In the following video, Vera F. Birkenbihl and Katharina Schaffer, describe the 4 steps of brain-friendly language learning according to Birkenbihl, namely: De-Coding, Active Listening, Passive Listening and Activities.

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BIRKENBIHL APPROACH: BRAIN FRIENDLY ACCELERATED LANGUAGE LEARNING BIRKENBIHL APPROACH: BRAIN FRIENDLY ACCELERATED LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Jun 27, 2019

Learners are supposed to pronounce right from the start. Either during the learning of vocabulary or during class (speaking the target language from the first moment). While this approach is believed to be particularly “modern” it is not ...

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The Birkenbihl-Approach to Language Learning THE BIRKENBIHL-APPROACH TO LANGUAGE LEARNING

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Jun 27, 2019

Learners experience difficulties because even if vocabulary has been learned well, the words have been learned as individual units (e.g. “put” with several possible translations into the native tongue of learner) while now in context only...

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The Website Maintenance Schedule Every Nonprofit Needs THE WEBSITE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE EVERY NONPROFIT NEEDS

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Jun 26, 2019

Maintaining a website is tricky work, especially when you're a nonprofit with limited resources and time. However tedious, it is absolutely essential. A poorly maintained website will cost you, not just figuratively, but in donations. In an indus...

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Why Is TechSoup Investing in a New Nonprofit Marketplace? WHY IS TECHSOUP INVESTING IN A NEW NONPROFIT MARKETPLACE?

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Jun 26, 2019

You know the TechSoup marketplace. In fact, it’s likely the first thing you knew about us. You know that we work with software providers from Fortune 50 companies to boutique product development groups to connect their philanthropic goals with ...

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7 Ways That Web-Based Fundraising is Changing 7 WAYS THAT WEB-BASED FUNDRAISING IS CHANGING

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Jun 26, 2019

Online fundraising is always shifting and so should your nonprofit’s strategy. But that’s not the same as jumping on every shiny new trend. There are more foundational changes afoot that are important to consider as you work to create a p...

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Go Volunteer Grant Scheme GO VOLUNTEER GRANT SCHEME

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Jun 26, 2019

Got an idea for a new volunteering project? If you are a student at Newcastle University you could be in with the chance to get funding from NUSU. All you have to do is get in touch! Not matter how wacky or practical your idea is, as long as it benef...

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Philanthropy 101 Working with Foundations PHILANTHROPY 101 WORKING WITH FOUNDATIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

Office of CFR is responsible for cultivating, managing, and building relationships with foundation partners on behalf of the University. Often part of centralized advancement team that manages the philanthropic and corporate giving relationships acro...

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Should Your Nonprofit Be Using Facebook Fundraising? SHOULD YOUR NONPROFIT BE USING FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING?

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Jun 26, 2019

Let’s settle this once and for all: The Facebook fundraising feature isn’t a bad thing. If you’re an individual. By individual, I mean a personal cause campaign. Think raising funds for a sick friend, a grieving family or even ...

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5 Staff Retention Tips For Your Nonprofit Camp 5 STAFF RETENTION TIPS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT CAMP

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Jun 26, 2019

Staff retention is extremely important for employers in all sectors, including nonprofits that depend on team members understanding the organization’s culture and institutional history. Staff retention is directly related to donor retention, wh...

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7 SEO Tips and Best Practices for Nonprofits 7 SEO TIPS AND BEST PRACTICES FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 26, 2019

Search engines exist to answer the world’s questions by providing the most relevant response to a search query within seconds. Ideally, the results at the top of the search engine result pages (SERPs) have high-quality content and provide a web...

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6 ways to grow your online fundraising 6 WAYS TO GROW YOUR ONLINE FUNDRAISING

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Jun 26, 2019

There are lots of ways to grow online fundraising, but where to start? We have been compiling online fundraising ideas on our blog for many years; this post is a great one-stop-shop for you to sift through and strategize. Go ahead and click on the li...

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Batta-Fulkerson: Batta-Fulkerson BATTA-FULKERSON: BATTA-FULKERSON'S CHARITY CULTURE

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Jun 25, 2019

As you know, our law firm specializes in helping accident victims get the medical care they need. Today, though, we want to talk to you about our other mission: giving back to our community. Over the years, we’ve lent a hand to many nonprofits ...

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YouTube Advertising for Nonprofits on $100/Month YOUTUBE ADVERTISING FOR NONPROFITS ON $100/MONTH

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Jun 25, 2019

Not every nonprofit has a five-figure budget to spend on YouTube marketing. So how do you rise above the noise, and reach the audiences that matter most to your organization? We took a look at several case studies that have shown high results on smal...

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Giving by and for Women: Understanding high-net-worth donors’ support for women and girls GIVING BY AND FOR WOMEN: UNDERSTANDING HIGH-NET-WORTH DONORS’ SUPPORT FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS

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Jun 25, 2019

Meet The High-Net Worth Female Philanthropist. For our latest study at the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, we spoke with 23 high-net-worth women who give $1 million or more to causes that benefit women and girls. Here’s what we learned. T...

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The Past, Present, and Future of Nonprofits Aiding the Private Sector THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF NONPROFITS AIDING THE PRIVATE SECTOR

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Jun 25, 2019

Bleeding plant-based burgers were last month’s biggest financial news. Beyond Meat had the most successful initial public offering of any startup since the 2008 crash, and Impossible Foods raised $300 million in venture capital. Both burgers ca...

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FOLLOW THESE 7 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR NONPROFIT’S MEDIA RELATIONS ROI FOLLOW THESE 7 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR NONPROFIT’S MEDIA RELATIONS ROI

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Jun 25, 2019

Now more than ever, journalists need good PR people. That’s the key theme in Cision’s latest Global State of the Media Report, which surveyed nearly 2,000 reporters and editors about their working conditions and how they relate to public ...

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How Your Board Can Boost Fundraising HOW YOUR BOARD CAN BOOST FUNDRAISING

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Jun 25, 2019

The FOOD Pantry Serving Waukesha County is a nonprofit community organization, in Wisconsin, dedicated to providing food, hope, and dignity to the many Waukesha County residents in need of assistance. The FOOD Pantry strives to contribute towards a t...

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The Ultimate Guide To Picking a Nonprofit CRM + 5 Amazing Options THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PICKING A NONPROFIT CRM + 5 AMAZING OPTIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

Let’s face it sometimes working at a nonprofit is like herding cats. When you consider the volunteers, staff members, donors, potential donors, and event attendees, it’s a lot to track and track down! Just look at the Asheville Humane Soc...

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Using Video to Market Your Nonprofit USING VIDEO TO MARKET YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jun 24, 2019

In this first episode of "TGN Vlogs," Jeff Walker talks you through the importance of curating your video content to specific audiences and distributing them across all social media platforms.

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Generational giving trends GENERATIONAL GIVING TRENDS

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Jun 24, 2019

Every generation has unique giving preferences. Many nonprofits are find greater success with multi-channel marketing: employing varlet,. methods (like traditional mail, social media, email, a. more) to reach a broad audience.

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EVERYDAY GIVING IN INDIA REPORT EVERYDAY GIVING IN INDIA REPORT

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Jun 24, 2019

India has a long and rich tradition of individual giving to society and community. India’s “everyday givers” are motivated by religious traditions such as daan, seva, zakat, and langar. Everyday givers also have a record of securing...

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How to Survive an Imperfect Nonprofit Culture HOW TO SURVIVE AN IMPERFECT NONPROFIT CULTURE

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Jun 24, 2019

I want to make a point about the significance of a culture of philanthropy. About treating our internal stakeholders as kindly as we treat our external ones. About being grateful to those who support us and work with us, donors and staff alike. About...

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Monthly Donor Motivation: Getting Your Donors to Get Up and Dance MONTHLY DONOR MOTIVATION: GETTING YOUR DONORS TO GET UP AND DANCE

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Jun 24, 2019

I just came back from a conference in New Orleans. It was my first time visiting, so I had planned a little bit of time to see the sights and “soak up the culture.” It inspired me to write about monthly donor motivation. But before I get ...

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Why Content for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) WHY CONTENT FOR SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

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Jun 24, 2019

If you’re in B2B marketing, I would challenge you to think outside the box and do things that no one else is doing. The higher you can stand, the smaller everyone else seems and the farther you can distance yourself from the competition to show...

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Biggest B2B Marketing Challenges That We See Everyday as an Agency BIGGEST B2B MARKETING CHALLENGES THAT WE SEE EVERYDAY AS AN AGENCY

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Jun 24, 2019

One of the amazing blessings of getting to work at an agency is we get to see over 50 different companies and the challenges that they face. In today’s video, we’re going to talk about the biggest B2B marketing challenges that we see ever...

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing ob...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an exam...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your convers...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’...

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9 Tips to Ask for Donations in Person 9 TIPS TO ASK FOR DONATIONS IN PERSON

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Jun 23, 2019

When it comes to fundraising and all the challenges it entails in its various forms, most fundraisers would agree there’s nothing more gut-wrenching than asking for donations in person. While it’s certainly difficult to make the ask ...

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10 TED Talks for Nonprofit Leaders 10 TED TALKS FOR NONPROFIT LEADERS

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Jun 21, 2019

TED believes in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, and the world. That likely sounds familiar to nonprofits and professionals across the social sector who operate with a very similar mindset. As such, it makes TED Talks a wellspring of in...

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Friday Five 014: How Your Nonprofit Can Increase Donation Conversions FRIDAY FIVE 014: HOW YOUR NONPROFIT CAN INCREASE DONATION CONVERSIONS

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Jun 21, 2019

Join us in Episode 014 of the Friday Five, as we cover strategies to increase donation conversion. Each Friday, we will be answering your most pressing questions from our Digital Marketing for Nonprofits Facebook group. If we don’t cover a chal...

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Why People Use WordPress For Online Fundraising WHY PEOPLE USE WORDPRESS FOR ONLINE FUNDRAISING

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Jun 21, 2019

How Much Does Fundraising Cost? Some platforms charge a fee, others take a percentage of each donation, some do both. The only fees involved in setting up a WordPress website with a free donation plugin are the domain and hosting. Shared Ownership Cl...

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Design Your Fundraising for Older Eyes and See Your Revenue Rise DESIGN YOUR FUNDRAISING FOR OLDER EYES AND SEE YOUR REVENUE RISE

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Jun 21, 2019

Life is full of transitions, most of them inescapable. Like bifocals. They’re inevitable once you reach a “certain age,” which is somewhere around 40. Since the vast majority of your donors are even older, you can be sure they have ...

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Sustaining Gifts: The Benefits for You and Your Favorite Charity SUSTAINING GIFTS: THE BENEFITS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY

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Jun 20, 2019

If you’re a public radio listener, you've likely been asked to support your local station on a recurring basis. And, you’ve probably received an email (or two) from your favorite charity asking you to deepen your commitment by turning...

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OREGON NONPROFIT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS OREGON NONPROFIT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

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Jun 20, 2019

This report summarizes results from a survey administered in spring 2018 to 501(c)(3) charitable benefit nonprofit organizations across Oregon. The survey was developed by Portland State University in collaboration with the City Club of Portland&rsqu...

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Donor Dollars Into Dividends: The Past, Present, and Future of Nonprofits Aiding the Private Sector DONOR DOLLARS INTO DIVIDENDS: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF NONPROFITS AIDING THE PRIVATE SECTOR

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Jun 20, 2019

Bleeding plant-based burgers were last month’s biggest financial news. Beyond Meat had the most successful initial public offering of any startup since the 2008 crash, and Impossible Foods raised $300 million in venture capital. Both burgers ca...

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The Impact of Fundraising During Giving Days THE IMPACT OF FUNDRAISING DURING GIVING DAYS

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Jun 20, 2019

GiveGab Giving Day partners reported, on average, nonprofits using P2P fundraisers during Giving Days raise 300% more  than those that did not. For each P2P fundraiser hosted during a Giving Day, a nonprofit cultivates 4 new donors! In...

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FUNDRAISERS: UP YOUR EMAIL GAME FUNDRAISERS: UP YOUR EMAIL GAME

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Jun 20, 2019

As a tool for communication, email is one of the most effective and efficient tools at your disposal. No matter what type of fundraising you practice, you probably spend most of your day sending and receiving emails when you’re not out of the o...

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Lead Change in Your Nonprofit LEAD CHANGE IN YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jun 20, 2019

The only constant is change. That’s a cliché for a reason. It’s true. We have access to more information, more quickly than at any other time in history. And that’s just one seismic change that’s occurred over my relati...

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Lessons From Crazy, Creative Fundraising Ideas that Worked LESSONS FROM CRAZY, CREATIVE FUNDRAISING IDEAS THAT WORKED

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Jun 20, 2019

I joined the nonprofit community at the 2019 Classy Collaborative! This conference was a great opportunity to learn from experts, and connect with some awesome organizations face-to-face. Looking for a conference to attend next year? Early bird ticke...

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7 Ways to Explain the Importance of a Nonprofit CRM 7 WAYS TO EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF A NONPROFIT CRM

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Jun 19, 2019

A sophisticated nonprofit CRM can be pricey. Especially if you’re looking for a tool to optimize your organization, you should be prepared to make an investment. People understand this, but when the time comes to choose, there are usually two r...

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10 Nonprofit Social Media Posts to Add to Your Editorial Calendar 10 NONPROFIT SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS TO ADD TO YOUR EDITORIAL CALENDAR

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Jun 19, 2019

Who here isn’t guilty of forgetting about social media? Scrolling through your feed, you realize with just a hint of shame that it’s been over a month since you posted anything on any of your channels. Nonprofit social media posts often s...

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How to Identify, Grow, and Retain Your Most Loyal Donor Base HOW TO IDENTIFY, GROW, AND RETAIN YOUR MOST LOYAL DONOR BASE

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Jun 19, 2019

Your most loyal donors are your multichannel donors. Multichannel donors support you in every way possible. They follow you on social media, donate to your cause, rally their Facebook friends, and participate in your events. You should want all of yo...

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CV-Impact: Donation Management for the Salesforce NPSP CV-IMPACT: DONATION MANAGEMENT FOR THE SALESFORCE NPSP

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Jun 19, 2019

CV-Impact supercharges Salesforce's Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) into a complete nonprofit fundraising solution. Watch the overview video to learn more! CV-Impact supercharges Salesforce's Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP) into a complete n...

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DANA’s Mission Minute Finalizing the Nonprofit Fiscal year DANA’S MISSION MINUTE FINALIZING THE NONPROFIT FISCAL YEAR

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Jun 19, 2019

DANA, the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement's Mission Minute features topics relevant to the nonprofit sector. In this edition, Sheila encourages nonprofits to prepare impact targets along with their fiscal budgets.

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How to Increase Volunteer Engagement Using Financials HOW TO INCREASE VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT USING FINANCIALS

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Jun 19, 2019

Even if you’re not the one in your household who pays the electric bill, checks your bank statements, or transfers the money into savings, you are still invested in the financial health of your family. How money is spent affects you and you&rsq...

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8 Nonprofit Podcasts You Need on Your Radar 8 NONPROFIT PODCASTS YOU NEED ON YOUR RADAR

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Jun 19, 2019

Podcast can be an invaluable tool for your nonprofit as you work to scale your impact, grow your community of supporters, or apply new fundraising tactics to your strategy. The issue is that there are so many different nonprofit podcasts, it can be d...

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The Alford Group Asks: What is the Future of Philanthropy? THE ALFORD GROUP ASKS: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY?

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Jun 18, 2019

The Alford Group asked clients and friends for their take on the future of philanthropy. The Alford Group. Summer Source: 2014 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy.

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DCTV DCTV'S NEW CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS IS NOW OPEN

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Jun 18, 2019

Do you know of a nonprofit organization in Washington DC that has a great story to share? Our Capacity Building Grants enable nonprofit organizations at any budget level to tell quality stories, have vital conversations, and get valuable training. Ap...

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Evaluation: What Nonprofits are Doing and How Foundations Can Help EVALUATION: WHAT NONPROFITS ARE DOING AND HOW FOUNDATIONS CAN HELP

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Jun 18, 2019

The Center for Effective Philanthropy set out to find how funders can help support nonprofit performance assessment. Receive foundation support to assess performance. Share assessment data with other nonprofits. Collect some form of data to assess pe...

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How should you respond to the changing donor profile? HOW SHOULD YOU RESPOND TO THE CHANGING DONOR PROFILE?

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Jun 18, 2019

Qualitative research, such as interviews or focus groups, can yield important insights into specific issues or situations that nonprofits may find valuable in understanding. It is essential that qualitative data and analysis be sound and reliable, an...

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Excellence in Fundraising Requires Proper Nonprofit Strategy EXCELLENCE IN FUNDRAISING REQUIRES PROPER NONPROFIT STRATEGY

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Jun 18, 2019

Nonprofit strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a goal. Strategy is essential for fundraising success. No… proper strategy is imperative for you to fulfill your fundraising potential. “Hope is not a strategy,” said legen...

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Getting to Know You: 42 Questions to Ask Major Donor Prospects Before You Ask for a Gift GETTING TO KNOW YOU: 42 QUESTIONS TO ASK MAJOR DONOR PROSPECTS BEFORE YOU ASK FOR A GIFT

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Jun 18, 2019

The most under-acknowledged major gift fundraising truism: It’s about the relationship, not the “ask.” Too often development directors, major gift officers and even board members are asked to identify prospects and then go ask them ...

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GOALS FOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AT NONPROFITS GOALS FOR INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AT NONPROFITS

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Jun 18, 2019

What are your internal communications goals? Not sure? It’s time to figure it out and create some, just like you create goals for external communications. Nearly 40% of nonprofit communications staff say that internal communications to other st...

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Crowdfunding: Setting Your Fundraising Targets CROWDFUNDING: SETTING YOUR FUNDRAISING TARGETS

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Jun 17, 2019

Crowdfunding is an online fundraising toolkit. Raise the funds you need to validate a new idea and build community around your new project or venture. It should really be called peer funding though, because there is no “crowd”. Crowd...

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CB Dastby Non Profit Overview CB DASTBY NON PROFIT OVERVIEW

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Jun 17, 2019

If you are a 501(C)3 and looking for the simplest way to generate an ongoing source of funding, look no further than C.B. Datsby's Nonprofit Revenue Share. No cost, no structure, no administration. When people buy on your online store, you earn r...

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Creating a Donor Stewardship Plan: 3 Best Practices CREATING A DONOR STEWARDSHIP PLAN: 3 BEST PRACTICES

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Jun 17, 2019

A common fundraising mistake made by many nonprofits is to put so much emphasis on acquiring new donors that they forget to pay attention to the donors they already have. Do not allow donor stewardship the process by which an organization builds stro...

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People Matter 2019: Is Your Nonprofit PEOPLE MATTER 2019: IS YOUR NONPROFIT'S BOARD ENGAGED?

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Jun 17, 2019

For me, I like my job, I’m good at my job, I spend a lot of time at my job, but it doesn’t feed my soul. I realized after ten years practicing that I needed something else in my life, and I was fortunate to find SAFEchild. While I wa...

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Philanthropic collaboration in the face of climate change PHILANTHROPIC COLLABORATION IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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Jun 17, 2019

In September 2018, in the largest-ever philanthropic investment focused on climate change mitigation, 29 philanthropists pledged USD 4 billion over five years to combat climate change. Oak has pledged USD 250 million. The announcement, made at the Gl...

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Holiday charitable giving trends HOLIDAY CHARITABLE GIVING TRENDS

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Jun 17, 2019

You probably know the greatest amount of charitable giving of the year occurs during the holiday season. In order to fully capitalize on the opportunity, it is important for nonprofits to increase their appeals to donors during this time of year.&nbs...

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Is Your Nonprofit IS YOUR NONPROFIT'S BOARD AS GOOD AS IT NEEDS TO BE?

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Jun 17, 2019

I’m Susan Ross. I’ve been on various nonprofit boards for 35 years and now I run a consulting business where we have worked with nonprofits for the last decade, and we have worked with 171 different nonprofits. They’ve all got ...

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2019 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report 2019 FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIVING REPORT

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Jun 17, 2019

In a year of uncertainty related to tax reform and volatility in the markets, Fidelity Charitable granted more than $5 billion to charity. The record-breaking results of 2018 were fueled by the collective generosity of more than 200,000 donors who re...

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Check Your Monthly Donor Journey CHECK YOUR MONTHLY DONOR JOURNEY

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Jun 17, 2019

I just attended Fundraising Day in New York, attended by almost 2,000 people. One of my favorite sessions was about sustainers, of course! It was led by great moderator Paul Habig from Sanky; and two experienced monthly donor fundraisers, Luke Frankl...

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Your Burning Questions about Nonprofit SWOT Analyses Answered YOUR BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT NONPROFIT SWOT ANALYSES ANSWERED

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Jun 17, 2019

You’ve got questions about nonprofit SWOT analyses; we’ve got answers! Specifically, these are questions we didn’t have time to answer in a webinar I recently presented for Bloomerang: SWOT’s Up? How to Do a Strategic Self-Aud...

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How to get the most out of networking at Fundraising Convention and elsewhere HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF NETWORKING AT FUNDRAISING CONVENTION AND ELSEWHERE

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Jun 16, 2019

If we’re honest, a lot of our success in life has come because of who we know. I got my first job in fundraising in part because I had a friend who worked at that charity. Wealthy people have agreed to meet with me because one of our supporters...

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Planned Parenthood Buys Prostitutes For Donors PLANNED PARENTHOOD BUYS PROSTITUTES FOR DONORS

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Jun 16, 2019

As if Planned Parenthood couldn't do anything more egregious, we've now found out that PP International is allegedly hiring prostitutes for donors. Find out more in this weeks edition of ProLifeGen News.

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NONPROFIT TRENDS AND STATS YOU NEED TO KNOW NONPROFIT TRENDS AND STATS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jun 16, 2019

The number of nonprofits in the U.S. is 1,571,056, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. About 600,000 of the 1.5 million nonprofits have annual revenues below $1 million. 90% of the sectors's revenue comes from the top...

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How to Brand Your Nonprofit & Keep Up with the Trends HOW TO BRAND YOUR NONPROFIT & KEEP UP WITH THE TRENDS

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Jun 14, 2019

Join us in Episode 013 of the Friday Five, as we cover how to keep your company’s brand consistent and keep up with the ever-changing marketing trends.

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7 Ways to Prevent Passion Exploitation At Your Nonprofit 7 WAYS TO PREVENT PASSION EXPLOITATION AT YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jun 14, 2019

I was talking with a new friend recently, who had stopped working at nonprofits years ago. When I asked her why, she said, when she and her friends worked at nonprofits, they would all say that they were “dragged through the street” by th...

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Nonprofit Skills-Based Volunteering Toolkit NONPROFIT SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING TOOLKIT

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Jun 14, 2019

Welcome to Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering (SBV) Toolkit! Since 2000, Common Impact has supported nonprofits in effectively utilizing SBV to build internal capacity to better serve the community. Our decades of experience have proven ...

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How to Approach Fundraising in More Than One Language HOW TO APPROACH FUNDRAISING IN MORE THAN ONE LANGUAGE

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Jun 14, 2019

Between 2010 and 2015, the demand for bilingual workers more than doubled, according to a report from New American Economy. The researchers looked at 40,000 jobs boards, analyzing postings daily. In 2010, there were about 240,000 job postings request...

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4 Strategies for Nonprofits to Attract Donors 4 STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFITS TO ATTRACT DONORS

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Jun 13, 2019

There is no daily grind quite like that of nonprofit fundraising. While working at a nonprofit is intrinsically rewarding in countless ways, most industry veterans can recount horror stories of months where their nonprofit was barely hanging on and t...

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THE PATH TO NONPROFIT BOARD SERVICE THE PATH TO NONPROFIT BOARD SERVICE

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Jun 13, 2019

Take some time for self-reflection. What are your passions? What stirs your soul? What can you contribute to make an organization better? Can you contribute time, energy, or make a financial commitment to support an organization? Write down ideas of ...

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The Nonprofit Overhead Controversy: What to Consider THE NONPROFIT OVERHEAD CONTROVERSY: WHAT TO CONSIDER

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Jun 13, 2019

Overhead costs are controversial. Every nonprofit has them, and they are essential to carrying out any mission. Rent, payroll, technology, admin support—no organization can conduct business without investing in these basic needs every month. Ye...

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Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Nonprofit Video COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER FORT WAYNE NONPROFIT VIDEO

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Jun 12, 2019

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne supports nonprofits in a number of different ways. Listen to the impact we have  on three nonprofits so that they can have a greater impact in our community.

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How your nonprofit can host a giving day HOW YOUR NONPROFIT CAN HOST A GIVING DAY

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Jun 12, 2019

Giving days have grown out of local communities coming together to crowdfund on a particular day. These 24-hour events work because they bring large communities together for a single purpose, for a short period of time and sometimes, there’s ev...

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The Importance of Year End Giving for Nonprofits THE IMPORTANCE OF YEAR END GIVING FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 12, 2019

Can you believe it's almost December? With nearly one-third of all nonprofit donations occurring in the final month of the year, its imperative for charities to make the most of peak giving season. Does your nonprofit have active outreach efforts...

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Lessons From Philanthropic Psychology: How To Thank Your Donors and Double Giving LESSONS FROM PHILANTHROPIC PSYCHOLOGY: HOW TO THANK YOUR DONORS AND DOUBLE GIVING

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Jun 12, 2019

I’ve been preaching for 25 years about the importance of service quality in building donor loyalty. No, not the quality of service that your charity provides to its beneficiaries, but the quality of service that the fundraising team provides to...

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Gifts-in-Kind Donations: How they can be used to deceive GIFTS-IN-KIND DONATIONS: HOW THEY CAN BE USED TO DECEIVE

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Jun 11, 2019

Gifts-in-kind (GIK) are noncash donations made to a charity. Common examples of GIK are food, clothing, prescription drugs, equipment, and medical supplies. Individuals and businesses donate products to charities, which in turn give the products dire...

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3 Marketing Tips for Your Next Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser 3 MARKETING TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISER

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Jun 11, 2019

Marketing peer-to-peer fundraisers is so important! But your marketing projects can easily be overshadowed by all the other tasks that go into planning and running a peer-to-peer event. If you want a quick refresh on how peer-to-peer works, this arti...

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How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Nonprofit Organizations HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMPACTS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jun 11, 2019

Blackbaud's VP Data & Analytics Steve MacLaughlin talks about artificial intelligence and the impact it has (and will have) on nonprofit organizations. Interview conducted at The 20/20 Forum, a nonprofit thought leadership event co-prese...

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5 Steps Help Your Nonprofit Make an Unbeatable Value Proposition 5 STEPS HELP YOUR NONPROFIT MAKE AN UNBEATABLE VALUE PROPOSITION

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Jun 11, 2019

A value proposition unveils effectiveness worthy of far greater support. You'll spend less time and money packing into funding appeals words and images that touch head and heart, and return on investment that moves hands to write big checks! Comm...

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The Essential Guide to Modernizing Your Fundraising THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO MODERNIZING YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Jun 11, 2019

If you've been feeling stuck with fundraising strategies that don't quite seem to cut it anymore, you're not alone. Just as our technologies require periodic updates, so, too, do our broader fundraising strategies. Nonprofit organiza...

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4 Tips to Engage Donors on Instagram Like a Pro 4 TIPS TO ENGAGE DONORS ON INSTAGRAM LIKE A PRO

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Jun 11, 2019

Are you engaging donors on Instagram? If not, it’s time to start. With one billion active monthly users, Instagram offers a low cost, highly effective way for nonprofits to expand their reach, engage supporters, and raise money. In truth, ...

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What is a Giving Circle? WHAT IS A GIVING CIRCLE?

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Jun 11, 2019

What does the Zawadi Circle in New Orleans have in common with the XX Fund in Los Angeles? They’re both giving circles. A giving circle is a community comprised of people who want to pool their charitable donations and make decisions about its ...

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How Nonprofits Can Be Better Storytellers HOW NONPROFITS CAN BE BETTER STORYTELLERS

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Jun 11, 2019

Julia Campbell talks about the importance of storytelling at nonprofit organizations. Interview conducted at The 20/20 Forum, a nonprofit thought leadership event co-presented by Microsoft.

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Are Your Program Categories Making it Hard for Your Donors to Give to You? ARE YOUR PROGRAM CATEGORIES MAKING IT HARD FOR YOUR DONORS TO GIVE TO YOU?

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Jun 11, 2019

Have you ever been blown away by an off-the-wall question from a donor or board member? You know, the one that makes you wonder if they even know what your organization does? I hear this often. On the flip-side, one of my favorite things about my bus...

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Monthly Donor Metrics MONTHLY DONOR METRICS

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Jun 11, 2019

Committed and enthusiastic about your cause, monthly donors provide your nonprofit with a reliable source of revenue through small monthly donations that add up to a sizable annual total. Monthly donors are retained donors, serving as the foundation ...

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Summer Fundraising Event Ideas to Heat Up Your Fundraising SUMMER FUNDRAISING EVENT IDEAS TO HEAT UP YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Jun 10, 2019

Summer is often a slow time for fundraisers. Donations just don’t seem to come in as frequently. This could be because of people taking vacations or increased childcare costs. In Florida, the end of spring marks an exodus of seasonal residents ...

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Thank You, Cambridge Nonprofits: CCF Salutes 150 Nonprofits That Change Lives THANK YOU, CAMBRIDGE NONPROFITS: CCF SALUTES 150 NONPROFITS THAT CHANGE LIVES

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Jun 10, 2019

The Cambridge Community Foundation Salutes the 150 Nonprofits and programs that change lives in Cambridge. As the city’s community foundation ”of” and “for” the people the 103-year old institution is a long-time investor...

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How to Improve Nonprofit Fundraising Copy: Branding HOW TO IMPROVE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING COPY: BRANDING

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Jun 10, 2019

Think about the most popular and well-known charities. What comes to mind? I’ll bet you’re able to envision who they are, why they do what they do, and what they do in an instant. For example, Charity: water. The ASPCA. The ACLU.&nbs...

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Questions you need to answer before partnering with a charity QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ANSWER BEFORE PARTNERING WITH A CHARITY

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Jun 09, 2019

Knowing the answers to these questions could be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful charitable partnership. What are you trying to achieve engage employees, encourage learning, develop a long-term partnership? What is the impact...

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CANADA’S CHARITIES & NONPROFITS CANADA’S CHARITIES & NONPROFITS

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Jun 08, 2019

There are an estimated 170,000+ registered charities & nonprofits in Canada. Charities & nonprofits come from 3 different areas of the economy: Nonprofit Institutions Serving Households provide goods and services to individuals & groups o...

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The Guide to a Modern NPO THE GUIDE TO A MODERN NPO

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Jun 08, 2019

As technology advances, the way donors like to interact with nonprofits continues to evolve. People expect to engage through technology, transparency, and interconnectivity, and your organization’s growth and success rely on its ability to keep...

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THE MARKETING 101 GUIDE FOR FUNDRAISERS THE MARKETING 101 GUIDE FOR FUNDRAISERS

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Jun 07, 2019

I spent 4 years working in fundraising at a large nationwide nonprofit. Starting on the major donor side, I researched potential donors for development directors. Eventually I switched to running our mass communications department. At that nonprofit,...

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Why nonprofits are essential to our schools, businesses, and communities WHY NONPROFITS ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, AND COMMUNITIES

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Jun 07, 2019

Public schools rely on taxes and businesses need customers. When the individuals in a community suffer and are underserved institutions ill-equipped for creating change only indirectly drive these community issues further. It is up to organizations, ...

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Employee Retention During Low Nonprofit Unemployment—A Mandatory Focus EMPLOYEE RETENTION DURING LOW NONPROFIT UNEMPLOYMENT—A MANDATORY FOCUS

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Jun 07, 2019

Most individuals would be happy to experience a sound economy. Hopefully that sign is a positive one for the nonprofit sector. It is important that everything is in sync, so individuals feel good about giving their time, talent and treasure to organi...

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Karma Reach & Donor Management for Nonprofits KARMA REACH & DONOR MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 07, 2019

A good karma App, Karma Reach is all you need to manage your donor relationships. Made by ResolveBiz Services and Apps, Karma Reach allows you to manage corporate donors, individual households and CSR fund receipts. Karma Reach allows you to record a...

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3 Reasons to Diversify Your Nonprofit Board 3 REASONS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR NONPROFIT BOARD

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Jun 06, 2019

Diversity is more than just a buzz word or a politically correct action. And it’s about more than just appearances. Having a diverse board is essential for nonprofits. It provides a variety of perspectives, experiences, and networks; all of whi...

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A GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING EMAILS A GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING EMAILS

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Jun 06, 2019

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a powerful way to raise money and acquire new donors. It empowers your supporters to create personal fundraising pages and raise money on your organization’s behalf. By drawing on your network’s network, you ca...

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THE ANATOMY OF A PEER-TO-PEE FUNDRAISING PAGE THE ANATOMY OF A PEER-TO-PEE FUNDRAISING PAGE

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Jun 06, 2019

Get to know what makes a peer-to-peer fundraising page successful from top to bottom. Yellow circles indicate features that your fundraisers will use, so you can point them to all the right places. Peer-to-peer fundraising has taken the nonprofi...

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MAKING THE EDITING PROCESS SMOOTHER AT YOUR NONPROFIT MAKING THE EDITING PROCESS SMOOTHER AT YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jun 06, 2019

If the process of getting copy edited and approved is a bit of a nightmare at your nonprofit or it’s just not as simple and efficient as it should be, you aren’t alone! During today’s webinar on the seven styles of nonprofit writing...

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Creative Summer Fundraising in a Tourist Community CREATIVE SUMMER FUNDRAISING IN A TOURIST COMMUNITY

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Jun 06, 2019

With summer coming up, many beach towns and tourist destinations are experiencing an increase in sidewalk traffic, a decrease in inclement weather, and a persisting need of funds for local nonprofits. While your favorite vacation destination might be...

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5 Donor Retention Tips for Nonprofits 5 DONOR RETENTION TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 05, 2019

Those of us in the trenches know that growing your nonprofit is like getting an elephant off the ground with a balloon. The smaller you are, the harder it is to stretch that donor dollar to its maximum percentage. According to a 2018 study from The G...

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6 REASONS TO GIVE TO CHARITY 6 REASONS TO GIVE TO CHARITY

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Jun 05, 2019

Giving back makes you feel good as you are helping those who are in need. Personal Values comes with its own sense of obligation to people. Make your children realize, how it feels by helping someone In need. This way they can learn to donate a. can ...

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Get a “GRPI” to Improve Your Nonprofit Team GET A “GRPI” TO IMPROVE YOUR NONPROFIT TEAM

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Jun 05, 2019

We’ve all been told at one point or another to “get a grip.” Well, an important tool to have in your nonprofit toolbox is a GRPI. In fact, you should have a bunch of GRPIs in there. GRPI is an acronym for “Goals, Roles, Proces...

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4 Ways to Monitor Nonprofit Overhead and Help Your Organization Prosper 4 WAYS TO MONITOR NONPROFIT OVERHEAD AND HELP YOUR ORGANIZATION PROSPER

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Jun 04, 2019

According to a joint report from the Muttart Foundation and Imagine Canada, 73% of survey respondents said charities spend too much money on salaries and overhead. Considering the direct connection between donor attitudes and the resources afforded t...

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How TechSoup Connects Nonprofits with Knowledge and Resources to Power Their Missions HOW TECHSOUP CONNECTS NONPROFITS WITH KNOWLEDGE AND RESOURCES TO POWER THEIR MISSIONS

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Jun 04, 2019

TechSoup has connected over 1 million civil society organizations with more than $11 billion dollars worth of technology and other philanthropic resources. dev/Mission is one of the organizations that has benefited from our work. Here's how.

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Launching the Charity Charge Nonprofit Business Credit Card with Mastercard LAUNCHING THE CHARITY CHARGE NONPROFIT BUSINESS CREDIT CARD WITH MASTERCARD

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Jun 04, 2019

Today is an exciting day at Charity Charge and will positively impact nonprofits in your community and nationwide.  We are officially launching our nonprofit business card. Since August we have been in pre-launch phase working directly with...

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The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019 THE STATE OF MODERN PHILANTHROPY 2019

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Jun 04, 2019

At Classy, we’re obsessed with exceptional experiences. How something looks, how it makes you feel, and what you remember about it. When a donor has a great experience, they carry it with them. It’s these touchpoints that have the power t...

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How to Understand Your Donors HOW TO UNDERSTAND YOUR DONORS

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Jun 04, 2019

Ever wonder what your donors are thinking? Sometimes, we slip into a mindset of “them and us.” Where we’re the insiders who work and donors are the outsiders who give. And while both are important, they must be different, right...

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How to Create a Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit HOW TO CREATE A SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jun 04, 2019

How to Create a Social Media Strategy for Your Nonprofit. In today's nonprofit marketing tip video, we share a 6-Part Framework on how to create a social media strategy for your nonprofit. By the end of this video, you will know exactly how to cr...

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TELEPHONE FUNDRAISING TELEPHONE FUNDRAISING

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Jun 04, 2019

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising a...

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Why Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser Retention Is Your Next Big Priority WHY PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISER RETENTION IS YOUR NEXT BIG PRIORITY

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Jun 03, 2019

Classy’s latest report, The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019: Trends in Return Donor Behavior, reveals new platform data points around the importance of fundraiser retention, donor demographics, how campaign type impacts supporters’ foll...

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Donor-Centered Nonprofit Annual Reports DONOR-CENTERED NONPROFIT ANNUAL REPORTS

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Jun 03, 2019

It’s long been a time-honored custom to publish nonprofit annual reports, showcasing your organization’s mission, programs, accomplishments and financials, for supporters and the general public. Yet it’s a resource-intensive endeavo...

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Fundraising as a Technical Founder - Manu Kuamar FUNDRAISING AS A TECHNICAL FOUNDER - MANU KUAMAR

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Jun 03, 2019

As a technical founder, investors want to know if you can actually build your product. Manu Kumar, founder of K9 Ventures gives his insight into what you need to do as a technical founder and what to expect from investors when pitching such a product...

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Fundraising Your Way FUNDRAISING YOUR WAY

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Jun 03, 2019

Fundraising Your Way is an event program developed in recognition of the many different ways people who are passionate about a world without Parkinson’s are choosing to make their mark in support of Parkinson Canada.

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How one nonprofit is fighting hunger, food waste, and poverty with kitchen apprenticeships HOW ONE NONPROFIT IS FIGHTING HUNGER, FOOD WASTE, AND POVERTY WITH KITCHEN APPRENTICESHIPS

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Jun 03, 2019

Each year, Food Shift collects 120,000 pounds of food that would have otherwise been thrown away. With that bounty, the nonprofit feeds 12,000 people and trains 16 low-income individuals to prepare and cook healthy meals using whatever food is availa...

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Crowdfunding for Nonprofits Campaign Essentials CROWDFUNDING FOR NONPROFITS CAMPAIGN ESSENTIALS

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Jun 03, 2019

Sometimes it takes a village, sometimes it takes a crowd. One thing is certain, it doesn't just take one or two individuals when i comes to crowdfunding for nonprofits. At YouHelp we emphasize the importance of campaign organizers' efforts. Y...

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A fund of Eastern Carolina Community Foundation A FUND OF EASTERN CAROLINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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Jun 02, 2019

Welcome to Women in Philanthropy’s eleventh year of grantmaking. There are a few changes this year so please read through this page. 1. Women in Philanthropy will award grants up to $7,000 to organizations qualified as a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 org...

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Nonprofit Partners Of Parks Benefits Long Beach Parks NONPROFIT PARTNERS OF PARKS BENEFITS LONG BEACH PARKS

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Jun 01, 2019

The city of Long Beach has miles of coastline and more than 170 parks … a plethora of places for children and families to get outside and enjoy nature. But caring for this vast expanse of property, and its structures, is expensive. In the mids...

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Giving To Your Community Foundation GIVING TO YOUR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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May 31, 2019

DONOR: Anyone can be a donor and contribute a gift, small or large, to a Community Foundation. DONOR ENGAGEMENT: Community Foundations and donors work together to realize their philanthropic goals, matching their interests and community needs. MAKE A...

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The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Donor Lifecycle THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO OPTIMIZING YOUR DONOR LIFECYCLE

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May 31, 2019

While the donor lifecycle has been a circulated topic in nonprofit circles for some time, it hasn’t yet become the blueprint to shape donor engagement. Pieces of the lifecycle have been focused on to varying degrees depending on who you’r...

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SAINT PAUL-BASED NONPROFIT ENGAGES HMONG YOUTH THROUGH ART AND ACTIVISM SAINT PAUL-BASED NONPROFIT ENGAGES HMONG YOUTH THROUGH ART AND ACTIVISM

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May 31, 2019

Saint Paul, Minnesota is home to almost 30,000 Hmong Americans, making the city the center of the largest concentrated Hmong community in the nation. Based in St. Paul, the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent (CHAT) serves the local Hmong community thro...

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Women WOMEN'S FOUNDATIONS AND FUNDS LANDMARK STUDY

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May 30, 2019

Women's foundations and funds have been pioneers in grant-making to women and girls. Giving from these organizations is substantial and helps create meaningful change in communities. New research reveals patterns across more than 200 women 's...

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Watch Jimmy LaRose Walk You Through the Major Gifts Ramp-Up Model WATCH JIMMY LAROSE WALK YOU THROUGH THE MAJOR GIFTS RAMP-UP MODEL

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May 30, 2019

Where there's a dream there's always an answer and for nonprofits that answer is MAJOR GIFTS RAMP-UP! Watch Multi-Million Veteran Fundraiser Jimmy LaRose inspire you to take get the monies your charity needs to accomplish your important missi...

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Blockchain Technology: What Is It and How Is It Relevant for Nonprofits? BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY: WHAT IS IT AND HOW IS IT RELEVANT FOR NONPROFITS?

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May 30, 2019

We’ve all heard about blockchain, or at least its most famous application – bitcoin. But what exactly is blockchain it and how is it relevant for nonprofits? At its core blockchain is a database technology. What makes blockchain unique as...

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Recruitment and induction of prospective charity trustees RECRUITMENT AND INDUCTION OF PROSPECTIVE CHARITY TRUSTEES

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May 30, 2019

This document is issued by the Charities Regulator under section 14(1)(i) of the Charities Act 2009, to encourage and facilitate the better administration and management of charitable organisations. It is published as part of a suite of guidance, int...

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2019 Ethics in Business Award - Nonprofit Finalists 2019 ETHICS IN BUSINESS AWARD - NONPROFIT FINALISTS

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May 30, 2019

The Ethics in Business Awards are presented annually by RecognizeGood. This prestigious award recognizes the best in Central Texas business leadership on the pillars of respect, fairness, honesty, justice, and sustainability.

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Avenged Sevenfold Selling Gear For Charity AVENGED SEVENFOLD SELLING GEAR FOR CHARITY

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May 30, 2019

In a true act of kindness, Avenged Sevenfold are selling off some of their equipment to raise money for the Notes for Notes organization, a non-profit that builds, equips and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys & Girls Clubs. Reverb...

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The Future of Fundraising THE FUTURE OF FUNDRAISING

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May 30, 2019

As a small business owner fundraising can be a daunting prospect but digital technology is changing this. You can now raise the funds you need to develop and expand your business in a way which you’ll find more user-friendly and which puts you ...

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The future for charities can’t be guaranteed if today’s challenges are not met THE FUTURE FOR CHARITIES CAN’T BE GUARANTEED IF TODAY’S CHALLENGES ARE NOT MET

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May 30, 2019

I am delighted to be here with you, and to be following in the footsteps of so many diverse and eminent previous speakers on this platform – scientists, philanthropists, authors, and several of my fellow peers. The theme for this forum, this se...

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4 Ways to be a Better Fundraiser by Asking More Questions 4 WAYS TO BE A BETTER FUNDRAISER BY ASKING MORE QUESTIONS

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May 29, 2019

In our industry, we spend a lot of time telling. We do a great deal of storyTELLING. Heart-wrenching stories about the community we serve. We TELL about our mission. We TELL about our need for funds both why we need funds and how we plan to use them....

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How to Maximize Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser Retention and Raise More Money HOW TO MAXIMIZE PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISER RETENTION AND RAISE MORE MONEY

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May 29, 2019

In The State of Modern Philanthropy 2019, we found that return peer-to-peer fundraisers typically raise over twice as much as one-time peer-to-peer fundraisers. Not only that, they’re nearly three times more valuable than a one-time donor. Yet,...

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5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Donor Data 5 WAYS TO SPRING CLEAN YOUR DONOR DATA

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May 29, 2019

Whomever coined the phrase “spring cleaning” probably didn’t have donor data in mind. Even still, the age-old tradition of dusting off the cobwebs and freshening things up after a long winter can be helpful for nonprofit fundraisers...

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ASK KOLAT: When Is the Best Time to Fundraise? ASK KOLAT: WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO FUNDRAISE?

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May 29, 2019

If You Want Something, Make it Happen This week Cary Kolat answers a question on the topic of fundraising for a wrestling program. Kolat has a lot of knowledge and experience leading a team in fundraising efforts. He knows what it takes to support a ...

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Difference Between Non-Profit vs Not For Profit DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NON-PROFIT VS NOT FOR PROFIT

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May 29, 2019

Non-profit firms are the association of persons that are organized with an objective rather than making a profit, like to promote cultural, religious, or educational objectives. In this kind of firm, no profit will be distributed or either transferre...

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Matildas player Aivi Luik pledges to donate 1% of earnings to charity MATILDAS PLAYER AIVI LUIK PLEDGES TO DONATE 1% OF EARNINGS TO CHARITY

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May 29, 2019

The World Cup-bound midfielder says joining the Common Goal global movement was 'a no-brainer' after being introduced to the idea by her teammate Alex Chidiac. The pair have decided to give 1% of their earnings to the growing global cause, wh...

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MacKenzie Bezos to give half her fortune to charity MACKENZIE BEZOS TO GIVE HALF HER FORTUNE TO CHARITY

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May 29, 2019

MacKenzie Bezos, the former wife of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, pledged on Tuesday to give half her $36 billion fortune to charity.

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Opportunity Zones: Can Philanthropy Provide Accountability When the Law Does Not? OPPORTUNITY ZONES: CAN PHILANTHROPY PROVIDE ACCOUNTABILITY WHEN THE LAW DOES NOT?

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May 29, 2019

As NPQ has noted, a dominant—albeit mistaken—US bipartisan belief is that government, rather than pay for goods and services itself, should “incentivize” the private sector to provide them. This often leads to bad outcomes, bu...

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Now is the time for philanthropists to come together to tackle the emergency of our time NOW IS THE TIME FOR PHILANTHROPISTS TO COME TOGETHER TO TACKLE THE EMERGENCY OF OUR TIME

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May 29, 2019

Every day, we’re faced with news that humanity faces an existential threat like no other, that the climate crisis and global biodiversity crash are combining to risk the ruination of all life on earth. And yet, while public and scientific opini...

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Amelia and Frank introduce Our Call to Lead and Serve Fundraising Campaign AMELIA AND FRANK INTRODUCE OUR CALL TO LEAD AND SERVE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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May 28, 2019

Academy of Holy Angels announces the public phase of the $10.5 million campaign: Our Call to Lead and Serve. The Academy of Holy Angels Annual Fund supports the best things about an AHA education, including excellent academics and teacher training, f...

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The role of the Secretary of a charity THE ROLE OF THE SECRETARY OF A CHARITY

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May 28, 2019

This document is issued by the Charities Regulator under section 14(1)(i) of the Charities Act 2009, to encourage and facilitate the better administration and management of charitable organisations. It is published as part of a suite of guidance, int...

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This Nonprofit Organization Helps People With Disabilities Through Scuba Therapy THIS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION HELPS PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH SCUBA THERAPY

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May 28, 2019

In 2001, Jim Elliott founded Diveheart, a non-profit dedicated to helping people with disabilities through scuba-therapy. We're honored to feature their story in our latest edition of Sharing Care.

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What Might Reparations Look Like? Nonprofit Activists Outline One Path WHAT MIGHT REPARATIONS LOOK LIKE? NONPROFIT ACTIVISTS OUTLINE ONE PATH

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May 28, 2019

As NPQ’s Cyndi Suarez wrote last month, reparations is now on the agenda of the Democratic Party presidential primary. But except for Marianne Williamson—who has proposed distributing $200-500 billion over 20 years, with expenditures over...

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7 Tools for Creating Nonprofit Infographics 7 TOOLS FOR CREATING NONPROFIT INFOGRAPHICS

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May 27, 2019

Canva is one of the most widely used online design tools. To make an infographic, just choose the template, drop in your data, change colors and graphics as needed, and you’re done! Whether you need to show relationships between data sets, illu...

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NON PROFIT APPLICATION NON PROFIT APPLICATION

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May 27, 2019

The mission of The St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival is to be a FREE annual festival that will bring together peoples of the region, showcasing the finest elements of dance, art, music, and food found in the St. Louis area while supporti...

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Five Summer Fundraising Ideas FIVE SUMMER FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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May 27, 2019

Don't wait until year-end to rake in fundraising dollars. The summertime can be a great opportunity to rise money and engage donors. Look to these 5 new ways to inspire donors to give this summer. Take fundraising outside. The summer months are g...

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3 Big Digital Marketing Mistakes Nonprofits Need To Avoid 3 BIG DIGITAL MARKETING MISTAKES NONPROFITS NEED TO AVOID

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May 27, 2019

Today, nonprofits can reach massive audiences with the help of digital marketing and powerful communications platforms behind them. That doesn’t mean promotion comes easy, though. Whether you’re hosting a fundraising campaign or simp...

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Homeless Along South Platte Getting Help From Nonprofit HOMELESS ALONG SOUTH PLATTE GETTING HELP FROM NONPROFIT

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May 25, 2019

A nonprofit is coming together to help the homeless who have less than two weeks to leave their camps along the South Platte River in Englewood.

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CFRBA: A Great Resource For Donations, Area Grant Funding CFRBA: A GREAT RESOURCE FOR DONATIONS, AREA GRANT FUNDING

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May 25, 2019

The Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Bath & Alleghany (which is based in Lexington) provides an easy and effective way for regional donors to promote a huge range of organizations via gifts which yield benefits for years. Establishing formal ...

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10 Reasons Fundraising Consultants Should Join APC 10 REASONS FUNDRAISING CONSULTANTS SHOULD JOIN APC

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May 25, 2019

Looking for a help desk for your consulting practice? Would you love to bid on that feasibility study, but there’s too much travel? Do you wish you had colleagues to talk with about a client or your consulting practice? If this sounds like you,...

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Donor Retention Math Made Simple DONOR RETENTION MATH MADE SIMPLE

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May 25, 2019

One of the key tenets of the revolutionary research in donor retention and donor loyalty conducted by Dr. Adrian Sargeant is the astounding difference that improved donor retention can make for any non-profit organization. This statement is where don...

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Why Defining Your Nonprofit Culture Will Be the Most Important Thing You Do This Year WHY DEFINING YOUR NONPROFIT CULTURE WILL BE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DO THIS YEAR

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May 24, 2019

Company culture isn’t just for startups or corporations. It’s a vital and deep-seated part of each nonprofit’s DNA. No matter its mission or size, it’s important for every nonprofit to have a set of core values, beliefs, and p...

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Marketing: Charity MARKETING: CHARITY'S NEW SUPERHERO

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May 24, 2019

One of the unfortunate realities for most nonprofits is that they don’t have a sustainable, long term source of funding, so they can’t plan for for the future and expand their missions since they never know what their financial situation ...

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JOHN HAYDON JOHN HAYDON'S OUTLINE FOR A SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING APPEAL

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May 24, 2019

ATTENTION: Who are you targeting? You need to know your target audience in order to write an authentic message that will grab their attention and connect with them. PROBLEM: Present a problem that’s solvable, explain why it’s urgent, and ...

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Artificial Intelligence Will Make Your Nonprofit Smarter ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL MAKE YOUR NONPROFIT SMARTER

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May 24, 2019

As a recent blog in NonProfit PRO described, artificial intelligence (AI) is all the rage in the nonprofit world. Traditionally slow to embrace technologies employed in the for-profit world, nonprofits have actually been early adopters of AI. Unlike ...

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A New Perspective: 7 Ways High School Involvement Can Benefit Your Nonprofit A NEW PERSPECTIVE: 7 WAYS HIGH SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT CAN BENEFIT YOUR NONPROFIT

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May 24, 2019

With four years of high school under my belt and 2 weeks until I graduate, to date, I have completed at least 80 volunteer hours as a student. This means that whether it’s cooking for Rotary club, leading a Youth Ministry council, or helping an...

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3 Capacity-Building Activities Your Nonprofit Needs 3 CAPACITY-BUILDING ACTIVITIES YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS

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May 23, 2019

As the most critical process that ensures the long-term success of an organization, capacity building is not something nonprofits should ignore. Quite the opposite, actually; capacity building should be a priority for every nonprofit looking to grow....

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How Non-Profits Can Use Salesforce For Free HOW NON-PROFITS CAN USE SALESFORCE FOR FREE

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May 22, 2019

Salesforce is committed to helping non-profit organizations take advantage of the powerful platform for free! Here's how. ADP Solutions can help you build a custom Salesforce solution for your non-profit. We leverage senior-level expertise and ye...

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8 Key Indicators of a Strong Nonprofit Fundraising Campaign 8 KEY INDICATORS OF A STRONG NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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May 22, 2019

What are the key indicators of a strong nonprofit fundraising campaign? In order to have a strong fundraising campaign of any sort, whether it be capital, endowment or even annual, you need several hallmarks of success in place before you launch it. ...

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Don’t Knock It Until You Try It—New Ways of Fundraising DON’T KNOCK IT UNTIL YOU TRY IT—NEW WAYS OF FUNDRAISING

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May 22, 2019

One cool thing about being a consultant, coach and trainer who works with nonprofits around the U.S. on fundraising and governance is that I have the opportunity to interact with and learn from people at all types of nonprofits who have varying level...

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Growth Hacking and Your Nonprofit GROWTH HACKING AND YOUR NONPROFIT

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May 22, 2019

There are hundreds of fundraisers to help your organization. Many require you to sell candy, cookie dough, or other items to raise money. With this creative fundraising idea, you don't have to sell anything.

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How to donate wisely and avoid scams HOW TO DONATE WISELY AND AVOID SCAMS

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May 22, 2019

Look up a charity's report & ratings: gift card wire transfer Credit card check are Watch out for names that only look Ilk, well-known charities. Search the charity name online how much goes to the program donating online.

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Before You Leap: What Nonprofits Should Look for in a SaaS Provider BEFORE YOU LEAP: WHAT NONPROFITS SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A SAAS PROVIDER

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May 22, 2019

The nonprofit sector has witnessed an explosion in the number of online application vendors providing products designed to help organizations achieve their mission. From fundraising to eCommunication to accounting solutions, there are many vendors vy...

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Social Media Marketing Tips for Nonprofits SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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May 21, 2019

In today’s video, we share social media marketing tips for nonprofits. If you are looking for nonprofit marketing strategies for your nonprofit, watch this video. If you are tired of guessing which marketing strategies will give you result...

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3 Characteristics and Benefits of Cloud Computing for Your Nonprofit 3 CHARACTERISTICS AND BENEFITS OF CLOUD COMPUTING FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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May 21, 2019

You may have heard that cloud computing can save your organization time and money. Here's how that works. Cloud computing can be a bit of a difficult concept to wrap your head around. For a comparison, let's look back to the early 1900s. When...

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How to Survive Nonprofit Founder’s Syndrome HOW TO SURVIVE NONPROFIT FOUNDER’S SYNDROME

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May 21, 2019

Nonprofit Founder’s Syndrome is a common treatable disease. Frequently carried as a recessive gene by passionate, dedicated, dynamic and visionary entrepreneurial leaders. Commonly found paired with groundbreaking new ideas to solve social prob...

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How Do You Acquire Major Donors HOW DO YOU ACQUIRE MAJOR DONORS

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May 20, 2019

Seventeen years ago, I was working at one of the top direct marketing fundraising agencies in the country. We just landed a brand-new client, and I was in charge of leading the team to work on their account. If I told you which nonprofit this was, yo...

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3 Reasons Your Board Isn’t Fundraising and How to Turn Them Around 3 REASONS YOUR BOARD ISN’T FUNDRAISING AND HOW TO TURN THEM AROUND

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May 20, 2019

There isn’t a nonprofit board that doesn’t shy away from fundraising. Some board members are nervous about making an ask, while some simply disappear when you need them most. But you can turn them around and increase your board’s co...

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The Surprisingly Smartest, Donor-Centric Fundraising Strategy THE SURPRISINGLY SMARTEST, DONOR-CENTRIC FUNDRAISING STRATEGY

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May 20, 2019

When fundraisers get together to talk about donor-centric fundraising strategy they tend to focus a lot on giving gratitude and engaging in cultivation. Rightfully so.  In fact, I run a fundraising training session for boards entitled “I G...

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Why Your Nonprofit Needs a Brand Book WHY YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS A BRAND BOOK

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May 20, 2019

Pam Georgiana, MBA is the Vice President of Engagement for Lutheran Social Services in Ohio. She is a marketing strategy professional with more than 20 years of experience in experiential and relational marketing, communications, and branding. She is...

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What is Nonprofit Stewardship and Donor Designation WHAT IS NONPROFIT STEWARDSHIP AND DONOR DESIGNATION

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May 20, 2019

Nonprofit stewardship is cultivating an ongoing relationship with a donor. Accountability is demonstrating to funding sources that funds were used for their donor designated purpose. In 2018, new reporting requirements went into affect for nonpr...

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5 ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESSFUL COLLECTIVE ACTION IN PHILANTHROPY 5 ESSENTIALS FOR SUCCESSFUL COLLECTIVE ACTION IN PHILANTHROPY

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May 19, 2019

For funders driven toward scalable philanthropic change, collective action allows them to take on increasingly complex social problems. By pooling resources, coordinating services, and collaborating around goals and sustainability, philanthropic orga...

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Instagram Influencer Marketing | 7 Tips For Your Nonprofit INSTAGRAM INFLUENCER MARKETING | 7 TIPS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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May 18, 2019

Using Instagram influencers to help market your organization is a great way to attract new followers and donors. There are hundreds of fundraisers to help your organization. Many require you to sell candy, cookie dough, or other items to raise money....

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STATISTICS ON NONPROFITS IN CANADA STATISTICS ON NONPROFITS IN CANADA

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May 18, 2019

36% comes from Government, 43% from earned income,11% from gifts & 4% from other sources. Rapid Boost Marketing  Canada's Best Local and Online Marketing Agency. Serving Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and across Canada. Pildochort...

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13 Motivational Quotes by Nonprofit Leaders 13 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES BY NONPROFIT LEADERS

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May 17, 2019

As a nonprofit professional, tackling huge challenges is a part of your daily grind. You are fortunate enough to have higher-than-average levels of motivation, but even the most seasoned changemakers have moments where they need a little boost. In th...

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What Is the Fundraising Cycle WHAT IS THE FUNDRAISING CYCLE

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May 17, 2019

I recently attended a golf meeting at the Brickyard Golf Course in Indianapolis, Ind. This golf course is next to the Indianapolis 500 race track. As I left my car to walk into the golf course building, I could hear, very loudly, the sound of race ca...

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Fundraising for Nonprofits FUNDRAISING FOR NONPROFITS

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May 17, 2019

This video is an interview with Kevin Whitman, the Area Director for the Mission Increase Foundation, a nonprofit focused on helping other nonprofits implement a biblical approach to fundraising. Kevin has degrees from LIFE Pacific College and A...

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Nonprofits Unite to Create Equitable Access for Cycling NONPROFITS UNITE TO CREATE EQUITABLE ACCESS FOR CYCLING

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May 17, 2019

In May 2019, REI leadership and board members visited some of the co-op's Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit partners who are helping create access and connect more people to the outdoors. Featuring the Capital Trails Coalition’s work to buil...

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Transitioning Donors: Bringing supporters with you on the journey to a new model TRANSITIONING DONORS: BRINGING SUPPORTERS WITH YOU ON THE JOURNEY TO A NEW MODEL

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May 17, 2019

Good ministry cannot happen without stable funding. When planning to transition your model of care, it can feel overwhelming. How will you bring donors with you? How will you fund initial costs? Over the past year, we have studied organizations who h...

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4 Must-Have Tech Resources for Nonprofits 4 MUST-HAVE TECH RESOURCES FOR NONPROFITS

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May 16, 2019

Better together that is what makes philanthropy work. This rallying cry rings true across our industry, wherein collaboration and the collective mindset can help us to overcome the challenges that arise in your daily work. This can take the form of c...

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5 Tips for Creating Nonprofit Chapters and Affiliates 5 TIPS FOR CREATING NONPROFIT CHAPTERS AND AFFILIATES

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May 16, 2019

You had a dream to start a nonprofit organization for a cause you're passionate about. Creating a local office and overseeing the day-to-day running of your 501(c)(3) is a bit different than expanding and creating additional nonprofit chapters an...

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THE NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING CHEAT SHEET THE NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING CHEAT SHEET

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May 16, 2019

While there are parallels between for profit and not for profit accounting, nonprofit accounting contains process nuances and system tools that, when leveraged appropriately, can make the difference between a sustaining, thriving organization and one...

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4 Fundraising Roles Every Board Must Fill 4 FUNDRAISING ROLES EVERY BOARD MUST FILL

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May 16, 2019

It’s not enough for your board members to simply make their own donation and call it a day. They have a fiduciary responsibility to your nonprofit. Whether they like it or not, fundraising is part of the deal when they agree to join your board....

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What Makes Operation Smile Different from Other Nonprofit Organizations WHAT MAKES OPERATION SMILE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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May 15, 2019

Pediatrician Dr. Shadi Alsmadi says, “This is not just one surgery and ‘Goodbye.” In this week’s episode of Behind the Smiles we caught up with two volunteers in the post anesthesia care unit during our medical mission in Mada...

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Donor Advised funds DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

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May 15, 2019

A donor-advised fund is a philanthropic giving vehicle administered by a charitable sponsor. A charitable sponsor is a 501(c) (3) organization that has legal control over the donor advised fund and is responsible for operating and maintaining it. Cha...

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The Power of a Fundraising Coach THE POWER OF A FUNDRAISING COACH

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May 15, 2019

If there’s one rule in fundraising that takes years of real experience to be convinced that it’s critical, it’s the need for a fundraising coach. Notice I didn't write consultant. And not because I don't think consultan...

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Mud Run Fundraiser | How To Turn Muddy Sneakers Into Funds MUD RUN FUNDRAISER | HOW TO TURN MUDDY SNEAKERS INTO FUNDS

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May 15, 2019

Did you know that by collecting gently worn, used & new athletic sneakers you could be raising money for your organization? Sneakers4Funds offers a creative fundraising method: In many countries, sneakers are used as a form of transportation...

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The 3 Types of Nonprofit Dashboards — and How to Build Each One THE 3 TYPES OF NONPROFIT DASHBOARDS — AND HOW TO BUILD EACH ONE

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May 14, 2019

So much data is available to your nonprofit through your CRM, Google Analytics, social media analytics, email analytics, and beyond. When you make a dashboard, the goal should be to deliver the right data from the right time frame to the right people...

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How To Use Instagram Videos For Your Nonprofit HOW TO USE INSTAGRAM VIDEOS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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May 14, 2019

Instagram has three video features that your nonprofit can use to engage its audience and we're here to break them down for you! There are hundreds of fundraisers to help your organization. Many require you to sell candy, cookie dough, or ot...

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Why You Should Focus More on Meeting Donor Retention Goals WHY YOU SHOULD FOCUS MORE ON MEETING DONOR RETENTION GOALS

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May 14, 2019

At the core of many nonprofits’ fundraising strategy is the goal of acquiring new donors. Why? Because it looks glamorous. It feels good to share in your annual report that you’ve spread the word about your cause to X number of new p...

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Love Letter to Nonprofits LOVE LETTER TO NONPROFITS

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May 14, 2019

I love nonprofits. I must. Why else would I voluntarily spend most of my career working 12-14 hour days for less money than the for-profit sector pays? And vacations or retirement? Those are for other people. Because working for a nonprofit isn&rsquo...

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Playing the Long Game in Fundraising Because Year-End Fundraising Success Doesn’t Just Magically Happen PLAYING THE LONG GAME IN FUNDRAISING BECAUSE YEAR-END FUNDRAISING SUCCESS DOESN’T JUST MAGICALLY HAPPEN

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May 14, 2019

Right now, year-end fundraising season probably seems far away. Far away enough that you’ve got other tasks to prioritize. You’ll get around to planning your year-end campaign in the Fall when it’s a higher priority. But here’...

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7 Tips for Navigating Nonprofit Accounting Compliance 7 TIPS FOR NAVIGATING NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING COMPLIANCE

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May 13, 2019

Tax-exempt organizations have seen significant changes to financial accounting and reporting standards in recent years. Implementing new standards can be challenging, but the cost of noncompliance can be devastating: a tarnished reputation, loss of f...

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Don’t Write the Older Donors Off DON’T WRITE THE OLDER DONORS OFF

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May 13, 2019

There is something about social media and online communications that twists many people’s heads around to conclude that the up-and-coming Millennial cohort is where the money is. Couple this conclusion with a “direct mail is dead” v...

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25 of the Best Fundraising Ideas for Growth 25 OF THE BEST FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR GROWTH

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May 13, 2019

Historically, the path to nonprofit growth has been ill-defined. In fact, according to Tracy Palandjian of Social Finance, “of the 200,000 or so nonprofits that were created between 1975 and 2008, only 200 that’s 0.1 percent of these nonp...

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Do You Know Your Biggest Nonprofit Marketing/Fundraising Problem DO YOU KNOW YOUR BIGGEST NONPROFIT MARKETING/FUNDRAISING PROBLEM

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May 13, 2019

What’s on your integrated development plan for the coming year? What you choose will depend on thinking about your goals, determining your objectives and laying out the strategies that will help you get what you need. For many nonprofits, ...

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3 Tips To Promote Your Nonprofit On Instagram 3 TIPS TO PROMOTE YOUR NONPROFIT ON INSTAGRAM

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May 13, 2019

Instagram is a great tool to promote your nonprofit organization and we have three actionable, and easy things you can do to take your profile to the next level.

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Why Digital Wallets Are A Must-Have for Nonprofits WHY DIGITAL WALLETS ARE A MUST-HAVE FOR NONPROFITS

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May 13, 2019

People buy everything on their phones from plane tickets to cars, yet nonprofits are still asking donors to mail them checks? The number of donors who prefer to give on their mobile devices is increasing at an exponential rate, and savvy nonprofits a...

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How to Engage and Activate Your Nonprofit Board HOW TO ENGAGE AND ACTIVATE YOUR NONPROFIT BOARD

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May 12, 2019

We don’t always get to choose them, but we have to figure out how to live with them, and sometimes, we can be a little dysfunctional. Kidding aside, your board of directors plays a pivotal role in your organization’s success. These volunt...

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A Guide to Matching Donations A GUIDE TO MATCHING DONATIONS

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May 12, 2019

Employee and company gift matching are popular programs that can have your nonprofit seeing a significant increase in donation intake! These programs make the original donation go twice as far, without you even having to reach out to the second ...

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Seth Godin on Nonprofit Marketing & Fundraising 2019 SETH GODIN ON NONPROFIT MARKETING & FUNDRAISING 2019

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May 10, 2019

Seth Godin shares his strategies around how nonprofits should think about their marketing, and framing their story. Fundraising dinners need to be reimagined and nonprofits need to start learning from how placebos work in the medical field.

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6 Ways to Simplify Your Corporate Fundraising 6 WAYS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR CORPORATE FUNDRAISING

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May 10, 2019

Corporate matching programs are a win-win-win for donors, nonprofits, and companies. However, the reality of administering these programs and the process to recover the funds can be cumbersome and time consuming.  What’s more, there’...

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What Donors Value WHAT DONORS VALUE

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May 09, 2019

The past decade has been a period of challenge and questioning for community foundations, with significant changes in the context in which these foundations compete for donor resources and attention. Some conversations among community foundation lead...

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Boost Your Fundraising by Centering Your Audience in Your Content and Engagement Strategy BOOST YOUR FUNDRAISING BY CENTERING YOUR AUDIENCE IN YOUR CONTENT AND ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

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May 09, 2019

At the center of every major advertising campaign you’ve seen or have been impacted by over the last half-century has been audience archetypes or personas. An audience archetype strategy is ubiquitous across the business marketing and tech worl...

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Fundraising Platform for NGOs FUNDRAISING PLATFORM FOR NGOS

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May 09, 2019

Are you a registered Non-Profit Organisation and need help with your fundraising, financial management, and message flow? We are here to assist you. Watch this video to find out how we have helped NGOs in South Africa and Namibia.

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Navigating the Nonprofit Tech Space NAVIGATING THE NONPROFIT TECH SPACE

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May 09, 2019

The title of this post is going to lead many people into thinking that what follows will be technical and geek-oriented. Nothing could be further from the truth! Why? Because virtually all technology in the nonprofit world has moved away from the sta...

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How to raise your average online donation size HOW TO RAISE YOUR AVERAGE ONLINE DONATION SIZE

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May 08, 2019

Online donation pages make it easy for donors to contribute to your cause and with so many nonprofits taking advantage of this way to solicit funds, how can you earn an edge? A focus on telling your organization’s story through customized conte...

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Fundraising with Social Media Advertising on $100/Month FUNDRAISING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA ADVERTISING ON $100/MONTH

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May 08, 2019

Not every nonprofit has a five-figure budget to spend on social media marketing. So how do you rise above the noise, and reach the audiences that matter most to your organization? We took a look at several case studies that have shown high results on...

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Google for Nonprofits and Thrive DC Community Story GOOGLE FOR NONPROFITS AND THRIVE DC COMMUNITY STORY

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May 08, 2019

Founded in 1979, Thrive DC is on a mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Washington, D.C. In this video, learn more about Thrive DC impact and how they are using Google for Nonprofits to get the work done faster and spend more time serving th...

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Fundraising Drives: The Power of a Name FUNDRAISING DRIVES: THE POWER OF A NAME

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May 08, 2019

Fundraising drives with sizzling names raise more money. It’s a statistical fact. The name of your campaign, annual drive or new program should be dynamic and memorable, and convey your values to donors and funders, and the passionate impact yo...

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Instagram WHAT YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT INSTAGRAM'S NEW DONATION STICKERS

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May 07, 2019

Recently, some big news was announced at the recent Facebook Developer Conference: You can now raise funds for your organization on Instagram Stories using the Instagram donation sticker. Using the sticker is easy it's located in the same pl...

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CONVERSION COPYWRITING TIPS FOR NONPROFITS CONVERSION COPYWRITING TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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May 07, 2019

When you want someone to do something, you have to ask. And how you ask matters. Whether it’s clicking on a button or link to donate, volunteer, register or do anything else, when someone takes that action online, we call it a conversion. Conve...

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Salesforce Philanthropy Cloud SALESFORCE PHILANTHROPY CLOUD

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May 06, 2019

Corporate social responsibility has been turned upside down. A new generation of employees has entered the workforce. They value purpose over paycheck. They care deeply about their personal impact and employer’s social impact. But how do you co...

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MCLENNAN COUNTY NONPROFIT RESOURCES MCLENNAN COUNTY NONPROFIT RESOURCES

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May 06, 2019

Join a selective cohort of aspiring teachers through the Transformational Urban Educator Program, an alternative certification pathway for experienced professionals or recent graduates seeking to become a highly effective teacher through hands-on tra...

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Dashboards for Nonprofits DASHBOARDS FOR NONPROFITS

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May 06, 2019

The old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings true when discussing Dashboards. Dashboards can portray both complex scenarios and subtle situations with ease. The science behind what we see and how we interpret data/images co...

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Why I Work at a Nonprofit Organization WHY I WORK AT A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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May 06, 2019

Hear why local professionals chose a nonprofit career, and how Nonprofit Connect helps them to help others in Kansas City. Thank you to featured members Billy Brimblecon, Jr. with Steps of Faith Foundation, Tori Fugate with KC Pet Project, Rachel Ibo...

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What to Ask Before Donating to Crowdfunding Campaigns WHAT TO ASK BEFORE DONATING TO CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS

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May 06, 2019

One of the easiest, most efficient ways to donate money is through an online crowdfunding campaign, which allows people to directly appeal for financial help from a large group of people.  Whether the ask is a personal one or a business one you ...

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Alert: Segment Your Monthly Donors, and Do It Right ALERT: SEGMENT YOUR MONTHLY DONORS, AND DO IT RIGHT

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May 06, 2019

As I’m working on my presentation for the Bridge Conference on “Flip or Flop,” what has worked and what hasn’t worked in monthly giving, I came across a few examples of what not to do. I’m not going to name names, b...

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Global Blockchain Survey GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN SURVEY

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May 05, 2019

Since the first blockchain advocates began promoting the technology’s capabilities over a decade ago, leaders across industries have often seemed unsure what to do with it. But in 2019, something unmistakable appears to be happening. What has e...

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OLDER AMERICANS MONTH OLDER AMERICANS MONTH

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May 05, 2019

With friends, family, ant services that support participation. Through activities that promote health and personal enrichment. Older Americans Month 2019. Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads our nation's observance of Older A...

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DIGITAL HUMANITIES ADVANCEMENT GRANTS DIGITAL HUMANITIES ADVANCEMENT GRANTS

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May 04, 2019

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of th...

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Giving Trends in North America GIVING TRENDS IN NORTH AMERICA

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May 04, 2019

60% of donors in North America prefer to give online. 17% by direct mail/post, 8% via PayPal, 6% via cash, and 5% by bank/wire transfer. 68% prefer to be thanked for their donations by email. 20% by print letter, 5% by print postcard, 3% by social me...

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Nonprofit Village Honors Leaders and Organizations at Making a Difference Awards 2019 NONPROFIT VILLAGE HONORS LEADERS AND ORGANIZATIONS AT MAKING A DIFFERENCE AWARDS 2019

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May 03, 2019

The Nonprofit Village, located in Derwood, hosted their annual Making a Difference Awards on May 3, 2019 at Bethesda Marriott Pooks Hill in Bethesda. Here's a look at the people and organizations who were honored for their dedication to creating ...

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Summer 2019: Why It SUMMER 2019: WHY IT'S CRUCIAL FOR NONPROFITS

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May 03, 2019

See how your nonprofit can use Summer 2019 as the season to crush it and utilize different methods to take your organization to the next level! Most of the nonprofits we meet are tackling the world’s toughest challenges in an innovative wa...

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How to Do a Strategic Nonprofit SWOT Analysis HOW TO DO A STRATEGIC NONPROFIT SWOT ANALYSIS

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May 03, 2019

How do you get a grip on your nonprofit’s future? You can’t just look at where you are now. Status quo is today, not tomorrow. Sure, it’s comfortable. But that doesn’t mean it will stay that way. You can’t sleep your way...

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Conducting an Effective Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 5 Top Strategies CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT FEASIBILITY STUDY: 5 TOP STRATEGIES

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May 02, 2019

Planning is an important aspect of any nonprofit staff member’s daily workflow. Without an effective plan in place, as Benjamin Franklin stated frankly, you’re preparing for failure. As you start considering larger campaigns and proj...

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4 Ways Nonprofits Can Attract the Next Generation of Volunteers 4 WAYS NONPROFITS CAN ATTRACT THE NEXT GENERATION OF VOLUNTEERS

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May 02, 2019

Large or small, nonprofits are always seeking more helping hands. As the next wave of volunteers comes of age, organizations need to ensure that they are visible to today’s audiences and equipped to attract new members. With communication and e...

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Why Your Nonprofit NEEDS to Be Utilizing LinkedIn WHY YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS TO BE UTILIZING LINKEDIN

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May 01, 2019

Learn why LinkedIn is becoming a platform that many are tapping into and how your organization can benefit from LinkedIn Ads on both the organic and paid ads front. A lot of what is offered through the platform still has so much untapped potential, s...

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12 Steps to Better Donor Stewardship 12 STEPS TO BETTER DONOR STEWARDSHIP

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May 01, 2019

So you want to steward your donors? Well, spring is the perfect time to do it. The weather’s getting nicer and so are people’s moods. Giving makes people happy and happy people give more. Since a primary goal of stewardship is to cre...

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Storytelling for Fundraisers: How to Tell Compelling Stories that Make Donors Want to Give STORYTELLING FOR FUNDRAISERS: HOW TO TELL COMPELLING STORIES THAT MAKE DONORS WANT TO GIVE

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Apr 30, 2019

If you follow Qgiv on social media, you may have noticed we recently shared a video telling the story of one of our customers, VISTE. This video does a great job of putting a face to those helped by this organization. Beneficiaries and volunteers tel...

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Disability in Philanthropy and Nonprofits DISABILITY IN PHILANTHROPY AND NONPROFITS

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Apr 30, 2019

Each achievement in the disability movement today is built upon the dreams, struggles, and triumphs of the past. Some of our greatest leaders, like Justin Dart and President George H.W. Bush, have died. Other visionary leaders, including Judith Heuma...

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30 Years of Giving 30 YEARS OF GIVING

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Apr 30, 2019

New Canadians are giving more Annual average donation by new Canadians is $672, compared to $509 for those born in Canada. We give generously Canadians give $14+ billion annually to registered charities. INT 13 million Canadians volunteer time and ta...

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Best Practices for Nonprofits on Twitter BEST PRACTICES FOR NONPROFITS ON TWITTER

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Apr 30, 2019

Mix timely and timeless content. Share different types of content on your nonprofit’s Twitter account. Share and respond to breaking news pieces and tweet evergreen content. Working with 140 characters is no easy task. Keep your tweets short an...

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6 ways to secure a donor gift 6 WAYS TO SECURE A DONOR GIFT

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Apr 30, 2019

In advance of the solicitation, prepare to ask the right person, at the right time, for the right amount, in the right way, for the right reason. Six things must go right for a solicitation to work. Make an appointment with the donor in a place where...

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India Philanthropy Report 2019 INDIA PHILANTHROPY REPORT 2019

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Apr 30, 2019

The SDGs 2030 are global goals, locally owned by 193 countries across the world, including India. Anchored by the United Nations, the SDGs offer a globally accepted language and uniform metrics for all countries against which to measure and compare p...

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State Farm Education Assist Fund Guidelines STATE FARM EDUCATION ASSIST FUND GUIDELINES

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Apr 30, 2019

Since 1951, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta has been connecting donors, nonprofits and community leaders to strengthen the 23-county Atlanta region through philanthropy. With nearly 70 years serving the 23-county Atlanta region and a rob...

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Nonprofits and AI Recruitment Tools NONPROFITS AND AI RECRUITMENT TOOLS

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Apr 30, 2019

Today we're exploring AI hiring platforms that can help your nonprofit with recruitment. There are hundreds of fundraisers to help your organization. Many require you to sell candy, cookie dough, or other items to raise money. With this creative ...

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Global Citizenship Grant CyCle GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP GRANT CYCLE

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Apr 29, 2019

U.S.-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, and Canadian-based organizations with charitable Business Number registration are invited to apply for funding online during two semi-annual grant cycles. Please plan ahead! Applications are only accepted i...

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10 Dynamic Careers Changing Nonprofit Healthcare 10 DYNAMIC CAREERS CHANGING NONPROFIT HEALTHCARE

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Apr 29, 2019

Dream it and there’s a good chance the opportunity exists in nonprofit healthcare, from engineering to direct-care medicine to fundraising, this robust slice of the economy offers countless professions that make a difference.

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Introducing The Fundraising Standard – Proper Professional Fundraising Training For Every New Fundraiser in North America INTRODUCING THE FUNDRAISING STANDARD – PROPER PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISING TRAINING FOR EVERY NEW FUNDRAISER IN NORTH AMERICA

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Apr 29, 2019

Over the last 37 years, I have witnessed thousands of small and medium-sized nonprofits struggle with growing or even sustaining support for absolutely wonderful missions due to lack of any true professional fundraising training. Even worse, the...

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Nonprofit Marketing Best Practices | Jump Start Your Mission NONPROFIT MARKETING BEST PRACTICES | JUMP START YOUR MISSION

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Apr 29, 2019

By incorporating some nonprofit marketing best practices into your day-to-day strategies, your organization can increase your visibility to the community, communicate your mission, and share opportunities to get involved. We've broken down t...

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9 Ways to Engage and Motivate Your Board Members to Raise Money 9 WAYS TO ENGAGE AND MOTIVATE YOUR BOARD MEMBERS TO RAISE MONEY

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Apr 29, 2019

Recently I provided a webinar for Candid called How to Engage Board Members in Fundraising in 15 Minutes Per Month. There were a number of great questions at the end of the webinar. I promised the attendees I would respond in a blog post. This is tha...

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One Third of Nonprofits Do Not Ask for Monthly Gifts ONE THIRD OF NONPROFITS DO NOT ASK FOR MONTHLY GIFTS

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Apr 29, 2019

When I teach webinars aimed at growing monthly giving programs, I typically do some polls. One of the questions I have asked is, “How often do you ask your donors to give monthly?” The sad reality was that 35% said they never asked. ...

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Major Gift Manipulation Never Works MAJOR GIFT MANIPULATION NEVER WORKS

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Apr 29, 2019

If you have attended a training program with a nationally recognized major-gift guru, you have likely learned many techniques and strategies on how to approach major donors. Much of this material is very good. But some of those trainings, just like m...

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Using Multichannel Digital Fundraising USING MULTICHANNEL DIGITAL FUNDRAISING 'SHOESTRING' STRATEGIES FOR ACQUISITION

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Apr 29, 2019

In this day and age as development professionals, we need to keep our eye both on donor retention and acquisition. It is one thing to retain your current donors, but if you are not constantly acquiring new ones, your donor file will naturally attriti...

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Spring Cleaning with Donor Management SPRING CLEANING WITH DONOR MANAGEMENT

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Apr 29, 2019

Spring cleaning is in full swing. Whether you’re a fan of Marie Kondo’s approach to tidying and organizing or swear by your own method, one thing’s for sure getting your donor data in order is a priority for any fundraiser. How...

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Nonprofit Donor Retention Primer NONPROFIT DONOR RETENTION PRIMER

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Apr 28, 2019

Donor Retention Past 5 Years 50% and larger donor retention Is higher. 250$ gift and lager donor retention is higher. 250$ gift and smaller donor retention is lower. Only - of all donors gave more from one year to the next.  Only 65 of 2,377 non...

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Building Partnerships Essential for Nonprofits BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS ESSENTIAL FOR NONPROFITS

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Apr 26, 2019

More people in your community want to give to you than you realize. Sometimes they just don’t know how to give,” says Michael Buttacy, Executive Director of Ozarks Teen Challenge. Buttacy says building partnerships with those in your comm...

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10 Tips to Improve Your Donor Newsletter 10 TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR DONOR NEWSLETTER

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Apr 26, 2019

Engaging with your donors is critical to your fundraising efforts, and your donor newsletter is a key tool in your arsenal to take you on the path to success. We're using an expansive definition of the donor newsletter to include print, email, an...

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To Take Notes in Meetings with Donors or Not …That Is the Question TO TAKE NOTES IN MEETINGS WITH DONORS OR NOT …THAT IS THE QUESTION

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Apr 26, 2019

In almost every case I think it’s totally fine to take notes. I have taken notes for 35 years, in more than 3,000 meetings with donors. Not in every meeting, but in the vast majority. We tend to be cautious in fundraising. We know upsetting a d...

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5 Ways to Engage Modern Donors 5 WAYS TO ENGAGE MODERN DONORS

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Apr 26, 2019

Much has been written about how to approach Millennials. As the first “digital native” generation that is, they grew up with technology are the rules of communication really that different? If you answered yes, you’d be right. ...

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Bitcoin for Nonprofits: Cryptocurrency Fundraising for the Future BITCOIN FOR NONPROFITS: CRYPTOCURRENCY FUNDRAISING FOR THE FUTURE

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Apr 25, 2019

Let’s start with the basics. Bitcoin was launched on January 3, 2008, in the midst of the financial crisis and bank bailouts. Why does that matter? Bitcoin is a digital cash with no middle-men, no central authority, and truly peer-to-peer in a ...

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Celebrating National Volunteer Month with 100 Ways to Say Thanks CELEBRATING NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH WITH 100 WAYS TO SAY THANKS

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Apr 25, 2019

April is National Volunteer Month, and for many nonprofits, this serves as a reminder to reach out and encourage people to volunteer, while also showing appreciation and working to inspire local communities. Showing heart-felt appreciation is an effe...

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Monthly Giving Thank You Letter Templates Donors Will Love MONTHLY GIVING THANK YOU LETTER TEMPLATES DONORS WILL LOVE

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Apr 25, 2019

These monthly giving thank you letter templates will save your staff time in telling your monthly donors just how special they really are. The key to retaining them? Thank them. Thank them often. And take “thank you” a step further b...

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What charities can learn from the staggering philanthropic response to Notre Dame WHAT CHARITIES CAN LEARN FROM THE STAGGERING PHILANTHROPIC RESPONSE TO NOTRE DAME

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Apr 25, 2019

Following the devastating fire at France’s beloved Notre Dame, the cathedral raised a staggering $1 billion in just 72 hours to fund its restoration. And as the embers still smoulder, the debate of the scale of international giving rages on.&nb...

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Replacing an Iconic Nonprofit Leader REPLACING AN ICONIC NONPROFIT LEADER

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Apr 25, 2019

A not-for-profit organization is blessed when its executive director or CEO stays for a lengthy tenure. A leader who stays for 10, 15, or even 20 years usually means stability, respect, and success around the mission. If wildly successful or even the...

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The Ins and Outs of Remote Work for Nonprofits THE INS AND OUTS OF REMOTE WORK FOR NONPROFITS

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Apr 25, 2019

You never thought remote work would be the new norm for today’s workforce. But in the last ten years, telecommuting has grown by 140 percent. Nonprofits have joined the trend. The number of nonprofit employees working remotely has increase...

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5 Ways to Acknowledge Your Nonprofit 5 WAYS TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR NONPROFIT'S VOLUNTEERS

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Apr 25, 2019

Last week, we shared this statistic with you: Approximately 63 million Americans 25% of the adult population volunteer their time, talents, and energy to making a difference. The 2016 national value of volunteer time is $24.14 per hour. In other word...

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How Hitting Goals Can Damage Your Nonprofit’s Value HOW HITTING GOALS CAN DAMAGE YOUR NONPROFIT’S VALUE

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Apr 25, 2019

All these comments really mean the same thing. Each individual metric we track and try to improve upon is a KPI. And if we just try to improve KPIs, we will fail at accomplishing our missions because we are focused on the wrong things. Why is fo...

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Artificial Intelligence Tools Your Nonprofit Must Explore—Now ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS YOUR NONPROFIT MUST EXPLORE—NOW

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Apr 25, 2019

Aside from the work it does, an essential possession of a nonprofit is its donor database, which is the financial pipeline it requires to complete its mission. Recently, Adam Treiser, founder and CEO of Arjuna Solutions, and professor of decision sci...

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5 Things That Break My Fundraising Heart 5 THINGS THAT BREAK MY FUNDRAISING HEART

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Apr 25, 2019

Fundraising is the perfect job for hopeless romantics because being genuinely thoughtful and compassionate with your donors makes you a remarkably better fundraiser. Many of the charities I give to do an incredible job of making me feel appreciated. ...

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What is Give Lively WHAT IS GIVE LIVELY

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Apr 24, 2019

At GiveLively.org we build better fundraising tech and give it away for free. Give Lively's products drastically improve the online giving experience for donors and help nonprofits raise more for their cause. Much like a foundation, Giv...

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Brand Archetypes: What They Are and How to Use Them BRAND ARCHETYPES: WHAT THEY ARE AND HOW TO USE THEM

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Apr 24, 2019

If your organization were a person, what would they be like? How would they look, speak and move? Would they be the life of the party, or more subdued? These questions might seem silly, but in nonprofit branding, they’re anything but. In fact, ...

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Improve Your Board’s Experience By Investing in Onboarding IMPROVE YOUR BOARD’S EXPERIENCE BY INVESTING IN ONBOARDING

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Apr 24, 2019

Last month as I was preparing for a board retreat, it became clear that the board’s role, specifically related to how they could be effective community ambassadors, was unclear to most of the members. On the pre-survey, this was highlighted as ...

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Nonprofit Marketing Tips from 70 Industry Leaders NONPROFIT MARKETING TIPS FROM 70 INDUSTRY LEADERS

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Apr 24, 2019

I can hear the shouts already: “Isn’t message just one component of effective marketing?” Yes, it is. And visual identity is another key ingredient. Diligence to Stay Updated in All Media Platforms Is Critical to Each Part of Your P...

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6 Tips to Get Your Monthly Giving Program Off the Ground 6 TIPS TO GET YOUR MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM OFF THE GROUND

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Apr 24, 2019

In a previous post, we discussed why every nonprofit should prioritize monthly giving and how to develop a program that works. While major, annual gifts from large fundraising events and year end appeals are critical, recurring gifts provide predicta...

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14 Ways You and Your Nonprofit Team Are Avengers 14 WAYS YOU AND YOUR NONPROFIT TEAM ARE AVENGERS

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Apr 24, 2019

As a nonprofit professional, you work tirelessly to improve the lives of others and dedicate your time for the betterment of our world. And while you might not fight evil aliens in a futuristic suit of armor, or shoot lightning out of a giant hammer,...

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Your 990 Made Simple: 5 Tips for Nonprofit Tax Filing YOUR 990 MADE SIMPLE: 5 TIPS FOR NONPROFIT TAX FILING

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Apr 24, 2019

Filing taxes is no one’s favorite pastime, but it’s necessary for nonprofits to keep their tax-exempt status. When you started your 501(c)(3), you registered to be a tax-exempt organization. Maintaining that status will help your nonprofi...

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From FROM 'TRIBAL' KNOWLEDGE TO TECHNOLOGY: HOW DATA CAN SUPERCHARGE YOUR NONPROFIT

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Apr 24, 2019

Team members at nonprofit organizations often feel a special kinship. Everyone strives to deliver on the organization's mission and is passionate about the same thing having a positive impact on people's lives and within their communities. In...

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The One Action Needed to be a Successful Fundraiser THE ONE ACTION NEEDED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISER

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Apr 24, 2019

Markita Andrews was thirteen when she was interviewed on NBC morning television. At the time, she was the all-time champion seller of Girl Scout cookies eleven thousand boxes in a year. Let me paraphrase what she said about her success. “Markit...

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The 5 Stages of Donor Stewardship THE 5 STAGES OF DONOR STEWARDSHIP

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Apr 24, 2019

You’ve successfully attracted donors to your cause. They’re passionate, eager, and willing to support you. But if you don’t steward them successfully, you’ll lose them. And then you’re simply spending all your precious f...

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Why Work at Nonprofits WHY WORK AT NONPROFITS

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Apr 24, 2019

Here we have Part 3 of our conversation with Eric about scientists making the move to nonprofits. Stay tuned for the final installment of our conversation with Eric.  In the meantime, you can check out his Career Video to learn more about his ca...

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How Small Recurring Gifts Lead to the Ultimate Gift HOW SMALL RECURRING GIFTS LEAD TO THE ULTIMATE GIFT

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Apr 24, 2019

If you have some monthly donors now, congratulations. Please allow me to share some recent statistics with you on why these small recurring donors are so powerful: Average monthly gift between $24 and $36, that’s between $288 and $432 a ye...

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How to Find Donors Online | Nonprofit Marketing HOW TO FIND DONORS ONLINE | NONPROFIT MARKETING

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Apr 23, 2019

In today’s video, we are going to share the biggest mistake that nonprofits make when trying to find donors online AND we are going to share tips and tricks on how to find donors online. Our step-by-step training will show you how to succe...

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5 Key Differentiators to Look for in Your Nonprofit CRM 5 KEY DIFFERENTIATORS TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR NONPROFIT CRM

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Apr 23, 2019

Nonprofits are doing important work every day that impacts lives and makes our world even better. But due to many common challenges to constantly reach new donors, retain existing donors, and increase operational efficiency the amount of effort to im...

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How Do I Start A Nonprofit Organization HOW DO I START A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Apr 23, 2019

Baron Jay Littleton Jr, President and Executive Director of Baron Jay Foundation, gives his advice on how to start a nonprofit organization. He explains that the first thing he did was going to bookstore or library and pick up the book, How to Start ...

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Earth Day Community Engagement Tips for Environmental Nonprofits EARTH DAY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT TIPS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL NONPROFITS

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Apr 23, 2019

Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 and was recognized worldwide by 1990. The brainchild of Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, the holiday encourages budding and veteran conservationists alike to reduce waste, conserve resources, plant tr...

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Lessons Every New Grantmaker Should Know LESSONS EVERY NEW GRANTMAKER SHOULD KNOW

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Apr 23, 2019

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is celebrating our 10th anniversary of formal grantmaking this year. We’ve been thinking a lot lately about where we’ve been and where we’re going, so we were delighted with the timely invitation to par...

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Three Ways To Extend Your Nonprofit THREE WAYS TO EXTEND YOUR NONPROFIT'S REACH IN TODAY'S DISTRACTION-FILLED WORLD

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Apr 23, 2019

Do you feel like the world you're fundraising in has fundamentally shifted? That the things that used to work aren’t delivering like they used to? That something about your supporters and their expectations have changed? It’s not just...

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Seeing the World Through Your Donors’ Eyes SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH YOUR DONORS’ EYES

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Apr 23, 2019

In my last post, I wrote about the importance of staying donor-centered. Now let’s take it a step further. Try to think like your donors. Visualize one donor or a type of donor and imagine how they will respond to your communication. You m...

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Putting 6 Fundraising Fear Myths Into Perspective PUTTING 6 FUNDRAISING FEAR MYTHS INTO PERSPECTIVE

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Apr 23, 2019

Are successful fundraisers born or made? I heartily take issue with the contention that fundraising is only for a special few of us. Too many people who are virtually fearless in everything else they need to face in their personal and profe...

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How Not to Ask for a Major Gift HOW NOT TO ASK FOR A MAJOR GIFT

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Apr 23, 2019

Twice in the past month I’ve been asked for a major gift. Pretty much out of the blue. Without much preparation, relationship-building or making of an inspiring case for support. It was clear to me what the charity would get out ...

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We Are Nonprofits WE ARE NONPROFITS

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Apr 22, 2019

Nonprofit organizations are a lot more powerful than you may think. We're here to break down stereotypes and give nonprofits the attention they deserve.

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5 Hot Nonprofit Tech Trends for 2019 You Should Pay Attention to 5 HOT NONPROFIT TECH TRENDS FOR 2019 YOU SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO

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Apr 22, 2019

This Spring over 2,000 nonprofit leaders gathered for 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference (19NTC) in Portland, Oregon. The annual conference brings together thought leaders in the field to share the latest and greatest in the nonprofit tech space.

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4 Ways to Maximize Revenue From Employee Matching Gifts 4 WAYS TO MAXIMIZE REVENUE FROM EMPLOYEE MATCHING GIFTS

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Apr 22, 2019

Companies of all sizes often choose to participate in employee matching gift programs. After employees of the participating companies donate to a nonprofit organization, they can request a match from their employer, which effectively doubles the init...

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How to Master the ABCs of Fundraising HOW TO MASTER THE ABCS OF FUNDRAISING

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Apr 22, 2019

Pablo Picasso famously said one must “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” Mastering the fundamentals of any field provides the foundation of success and creativity. You have to know how something works in or...

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Breaking Non-Profits to Build People BREAKING NON-PROFITS TO BUILD PEOPLE

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Apr 22, 2019

Unreliable, time-consuming public transportation and expensive ride shares are hope crushing constraints on the dreams and potential of people with limited means. MyCityRides re-imagined the non-profit model to help working people adopt a new means o...

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Nonprofit Gala Events Worth Everyone’s Money NONPROFIT GALA EVENTS WORTH EVERYONE’S MONEY

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Apr 22, 2019

Hopefully by now you know there’s no point in simply “doing” an event for the sake of the event itself. It’s a waste of precious time and resources unless everyone your organization, your staff, your volunteers and your donors...

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How to Leverage User-Generated Content to Promote a Non-profit HOW TO LEVERAGE USER-GENERATED CONTENT TO PROMOTE A NON-PROFIT

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Apr 21, 2019

As a non-profit, one of the most critical parts of your job is building a relationship with the donors, audience, and community. We’d say more so than any other type of business. In fact, your non-profit marketing strategy should revolve m...

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5 Ways Nonprofits Can Negotiate for More Funding 5 WAYS NONPROFITS CAN NEGOTIATE FOR MORE FUNDING

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Apr 19, 2019

Nonprofits face unique challenges that for-profit organizations don’t have to grapple with. First, nonprofits have to ask for money from people who don’t directly use their services. Instead of customers, nonprofits rely on donors. And ma...

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7 Essential Tips for Growing Your Nonprofit Meetup 7 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR GROWING YOUR NONPROFIT MEETUP

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Apr 19, 2019

You have an excellent idea for your nonprofit to help those in need. It’s a series of meetups to help your target audience in some way. You’ve worked endlessly on designing the schedule. You did your outreach. You’re all r...

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4 Tips to Effectively Manage Your Organizational Expenses 4 TIPS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE YOUR ORGANIZATIONAL EXPENSES

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Apr 19, 2019

Over the past five years, I have personally spoken with hundreds of nonprofit chief executive officers, executive directors, and chief financial officers. While driving donations is an ever-present topic of our conversations, I find that top nonprofi...

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Museum Fundraising: 10 Powerful Insights and Tips for the Modern Museum MUSEUM FUNDRAISING: 10 POWERFUL INSIGHTS AND TIPS FOR THE MODERN MUSEUM

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Apr 19, 2019

The fundraising environment and the donating habits shift all the time. This is why it’s necessary for museums, now more than ever, to take fundraising seriously, and dedicate appropriate resources and energy to the process. When it comes ...

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Inclusive City—A Plan That Will Inspire Others to Make Positive Change INCLUSIVE CITY—A PLAN THAT WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE

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Apr 19, 2019

How many times have you tried to research foundations, corporations, organizations, associations and individuals only to find out that these entities are not accepting new proposals? In fact, they have not accepted new proposals for quite some time. ...

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The Three Major Components of a Successful Annual Giving Campaign THE THREE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL ANNUAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

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Apr 19, 2019

Americans are generous and enjoy the sense of being a part of a worthy cause achieved by charitable giving. In 2017, charitable giving in the U.S. surpassed $400 billion for the first time, a 5.2% increase over the previous year. Over the past six de...

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One Thing Most Nonprofits Stink at (Donor Retention) and How You Can Change It in 2019 ONE THING MOST NONPROFITS STINK AT (DONOR RETENTION) AND HOW YOU CAN CHANGE IT IN 2019

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Apr 19, 2019

Donor acquisition is all the rage, but did you know nearly 3 out of 4 new donors leave and never come back. I’d stay that’s pretty stinky, wouldn’t you? Blackbaud’s latest Charitable Giving Report sheds light on the importance...

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Trends in Sustainer Giving – Key Findings from the 2019 donorCentrics Sustainer Summit TRENDS IN SUSTAINER GIVING – KEY FINDINGS FROM THE 2019 DONORCENTRICS SUSTAINER SUMMIT

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Apr 19, 2019

We recently held the fifth annual Blackbaud Target Analytics donorCentrics Sustainer Summit, hosted by WGBH in Boston on March 23 and 24, 2019, the question on everyone’s mind was simple: following significant gains in donors in FY2017, were we...

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6 Fundraising Questions to Ask Yourself Today 6 FUNDRAISING QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF TODAY

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Apr 18, 2019

I recently had the honor to be part of a panel discussion releasing a new report on the state of fundraising in the U.S. The report came from a task group I’ve chaired for the past year and half with Rogare, the Fundraising Think Tank. Tog...

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How Many Microsoft Products Can Nonprofits Request from TechSoup HOW MANY MICROSOFT PRODUCTS CAN NONPROFITS REQUEST FROM TECHSOUP

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Apr 18, 2019

Here is the short answer to the question of how many Microsoft products you can request: You can get 50 of each donated product in a two-year period with a couple of exceptions for servers and unlimited discounted products. This article goes int...

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How to Win the Strategic Planning Battle HOW TO WIN THE STRATEGIC PLANNING BATTLE

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Apr 18, 2019

As part of philanthropic advising for a Bay-Area funder, I’ve gotten a front row seat into the strengths and challenges of almost 20 small- to medium-sized nonprofits. This post and the next few will share learning from this work. The othe...

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10 ways your nonprofit should be using Twitter 10 WAYS YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULD BE USING TWITTER

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Apr 18, 2019

Twitter is a great platform for nonprofits to use as a way to engage in conversations with local communities, promote brand awareness and keep tabs on relevant issues and policies. However, it can be a challenge depending on resources, time and conte...

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Rethinking Awareness Campaigns to Magnify Your Nonprofit’s Reach RETHINKING AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS TO MAGNIFY YOUR NONPROFIT’S REACH

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Apr 18, 2019

Nonprofits turn to awareness campaigns to increase their visibility and ride the wave of relevancy, often as part of designated awareness weeks and months. While there’s some good advice out there for putting together a campaign that drives peo...

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5 Steps to Selling Online Fundraising to Your Board 5 STEPS TO SELLING ONLINE FUNDRAISING TO YOUR BOARD

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Apr 17, 2019

You already know the importance of using online fundraising as part of your overall fundraising strategy  but does your board fully support it? Without the power of your board members to back you up, your online fundraising efforts could be...

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4 Expert Fundraising Tips for Your Nonprofit in 2019 4 EXPERT FUNDRAISING TIPS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT IN 2019

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Apr 17, 2019

Can you believe that we’re well into 2019 by now? January is over, and warmer spring winds are blowing in from the east. However, it’s not too late to use the fundraising lessons that your nonprofit learned in the past year to make sure t...

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Is It Time for a Rebrand IS IT TIME FOR A REBRAND

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Apr 17, 2019

Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought it might be time for a change? Maybe your haircut is getting a little tired, or you haven’t updated your wardrobe in a few years. Your “look” has worked for you, m...

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15 Questions to Help Evaluate Your Fundraising Software 15 QUESTIONS TO HELP EVALUATE YOUR FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE

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Apr 17, 2019

This “new reality” is realizing that what engaged and activated supporters 10 years ago may not work today. For example, with the recent changes to postage prices, a direct mail appeal shouldn’t just be a letter asking for someone t...