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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CASTING THE GRANTS NET WIDE CASTING THE GRANTS NET WIDE

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Mar 31, 2019

Many groups are unaware of the range of grants they could be searching and applying for. They tend to narrow the options rather than widen them. Your group should cast its net wide, already searching for grants in your primary area of concern, of cou...

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LGBTQ Grantmaking by U.S. Foundations LGBTQ GRANTMAKING BY U.S. FOUNDATIONS

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Mar 31, 2019

Foundation funding for LGBTQ issues totaled $185.8 million in 2017. While this represents a significant decrease of nearly $17 million, or 8 percent, from the $202.3 million in LGBTQ funding reported in 2016, this decline is almost entirely attributa...

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NAVIGATING YOUR WAY THROUGH NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP NAVIGATING YOUR WAY THROUGH NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP

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Mar 31, 2019

49,100 nonprofits are operating without a strategic plan. Yet strategic plans help with all areas of nonprofit leadership. 61%of CEOs are not getting evaluated by their board; 42% of nonprofits do not have any formal evaluation systems for anyone. No...

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What does philanthropy need to know to prioritize racial justice WHAT DOES PHILANTHROPY NEED TO KNOW TO PRIORITIZE RACIAL JUSTICE

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Feb 28, 2019

Despite changing demographics and increased societal awareness of the Impacts of systemic racism, there has been no progress on expanding funding for people of color. The vast majority of this funding went to service work rather than racial justice p...

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Encouraging giving to women’s & girls’ causes: the role of social norms ENCOURAGING GIVING TO WOMEN’S & GIRLS’ CAUSES: THE ROLE OF SOCIAL NORMS

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Feb 23, 2019

Research shows there’s a strong link between social norms and charitable giving: when you see other people donate, you’re more likely to donate yourself. A new report from WPI explores how social norms infuence giving to women’s and...

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State of the Nonprofit Workplace 2019 STATE OF THE NONPROFIT WORKPLACE 2019

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Feb 05, 2019

We’ve all seen the stats outlining the poor retention rates for working fundraisers, with most leaving their positions every 16-18 months. Researcher Penelope Burk found that this costs nonprofits $127,650 in direct and indirect costs every tim...

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Do 100% of donations really go to the charity DO 100% OF DONATIONS REALLY GO TO THE CHARITY

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Jan 31, 2019

We've all heard it. "100% of your donation goes to the charity." This statement is proudly made and well-intended. And yet, it masks the very real costs and complexity of getting money to charities and nonprofits, especially when it com...

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Raise More Money from Everyone with Inbound & Content Marketing RAISE MORE MONEY FROM EVERYONE WITH INBOUND & CONTENT MARKETING

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Jan 31, 2019

Inbound marketing is when you use digital tools to earn people's interest, trust and, ultimately, their support. Content marketing is when you build a dedicated asset that markets the idea of your cause to a specific audience. It can be a standal...

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Increase Nonprofit Holiday Giving With Social Fundraising INCREASE NONPROFIT HOLIDAY GIVING WITH SOCIAL FUNDRAISING

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Jan 31, 2019

Holiday season after holiday season, December has been the single biggest month for charitable contributions to nonprofit organizations. Experienced nonprofits know this well, and typically double down their fundraising efforts during this period.&nb...

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Know Your Donors KNOW YOUR DONORS

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Jan 31, 2019

Your donor is going to be unique to you. You know that. I know that. That doesn't mean we can't make some generalizations, though. Let's look at what science tells us about the average donor. Studies tend to show that females give more th...

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Giving Trends for High Net Worth Individuals GIVING TRENDS FOR HIGH NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS

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Jan 31, 2019

Wealt y individuals in North America give an average of 10 times more annually than the average person. Attracting and cultivating high net-worth donors is imperative for almost all charities to achieve their fundraising goals. 74% How many HNW donor...

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What major event is best for your nonprofit WHAT MAJOR EVENT IS BEST FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jan 31, 2019

Software Advice asked nonprofit event planners about how effective eight types of major events are for collecting donations, acquiring new donors and building brand awareness. Here are the key findings. No matter a nonprofit’s size, fun runs an...

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5 Tax Law Myths Every Nonprofit Should Know 5 TAX LAW MYTHS EVERY NONPROFIT SHOULD KNOW

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Jan 31, 2019

Many nonprofit organizations are unclear about what the new tax law means and its impact on individual giving. Let us help de-mystify the key tenets of the tax law to give you confidence that it all goes back to the fundamentals of fundraising. ...

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Donor Engagement Checklist DONOR ENGAGEMENT CHECKLIST

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Jan 22, 2019

Finding similarities in your constituent base allows you to engage your supporters in the right ways. Use this checklist to start learning more about your supporters - and as a first step to building your personas! Put your answers up on a whiteboard...

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Millennials and Charity Giving MILLENNIALS AND CHARITY GIVING

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Jan 17, 2019

The holiday season has millions of millennials considering how best to donate their money to charity. Famously derided as the me me me generation," millennials are not only giving in record numbers, but they're remaking the way charities do ...

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Nonprofits on Storytelling NONPROFITS ON STORYTELLING

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Jan 16, 2019

Storytelling continues to be one of the most talked-about  topics in nonprofit communications and fundraising today. Researchers from Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication conducted a survey of 81 nonprofits serving ...

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Nonprofit Transparency Pays Off NONPROFIT TRANSPARENCY PAYS OFF

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Jan 14, 2019

New research supports what we at GuideStar have long believed: (1) donors give more to transparent nonprofits and (2) transparent organizations tend to be stronger organizations. The research, recently published in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing...

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2019 Nonprofit Giving Trends 2019 NONPROFIT GIVING TRENDS

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Jan 09, 2019

40% Growth 2018 saw a 40, year-over-year increase in monthly subscription-based donations. 2019 is projected to sec similar growth, more valuable than one-time donors Studies show that recurring donors are over their lifetime.  Annual Value The ...

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The power of corporate giving THE POWER OF CORPORATE GIVING

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Jan 09, 2019

There are three major benefits to taking corporate social responsibility seriously it helps others, it helps build better communities and, most surprisingly, it can help your business’ bottom line. Companies that engage in corporate giving...

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Expand your holiday giving with Social Fundraising EXPAND YOUR HOLIDAY GIVING WITH SOCIAL FUNDRAISING

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Jan 02, 2019

The Holiday months provide the 41 fundraising opportunity of the year for nonprofit organizations. Traditionally, nonprofits have focused on end-of-the-year direct mail or email appeals to existing supporters. White this approach works, it really onl...

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5 Mobile Fundraising Myths 5 MOBILE FUNDRAISING MYTHS

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Dec 31, 2018

The reality of donations from mobile devices. 17.8% for top 25% of nonprofits with highest number of mobile donations. There upto 123% of membership mobile devices 17.2% for responsive websites. The reality of click-through resulting of click-through...

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Nonprofits Matter NONPROFITS MATTER

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Dec 31, 2018

South Carolina's nonprofit sector is a powerful aid to the welfare of our state. The nonprofit sector matters to South Carolina's economy, workforce and livelihood. Nonprofits influence our communities, our state and beyond. Hospitals an...

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Education Giving in America EDUCATION GIVING IN AMERICA

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Dec 31, 2018

What factors drive philanthropy and priorities of U.S. schools in need? A new study from Looker and DonorsChoose.org revealed insights from nearly 340,000 donors and 123,000 school projects. On Campus: Donors Motivated by Neighbors in Need, 50% of do...

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Protecting Nonprofit Nonpartisanship PROTECTING NONPROFIT NONPARTISANSHIP

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Dec 31, 2018

Repealing or weakening the "Johnson Amendment" could be catastrophic for charitable nonprofits and foundations. No need to fix something that isn't broken For more than 60 years and through multiple significant tax reform efforts, the n...

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10 Insanely Actionable Fundraising Tips 10 INSANELY ACTIONABLE FUNDRAISING TIPS

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Dec 31, 2018

People are more likely to give money for a clearly defined cause. Campaigns with a target can raise 46% more. Here are some ideas! Campaigns Americans have said that are important to them. Your choice for the audience will affect many other things. M...

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HOW-TO-END-OF-YEAR-FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PLANNING HOW-TO-END-OF-YEAR-FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PLANNING

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Dec 31, 2018

End-of-year fundraising doesn't just happen in December. Intakes months of building lists, inspiring and cultivating donors, and testing and analyzing metrics. To help you get the most out of end-of-year opportunities, we suggest you plan ahead a...

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Maximize Year-End Charitable Giving MAXIMIZE YEAR-END CHARITABLE GIVING

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Dec 31, 2018

Most nonprofits know that end of year giving is important to their fundraising efforts, but some may not know how important it is: Percentage of total nonprofit donations that occur in December. Percentage of donations that occur over the last 3 days...

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STEPS TO PREVENT NONPROFIT FRAUD STEPS TO PREVENT NONPROFIT FRAUD

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Dec 31, 2018

It seems like a far-fetched theory who would want to steal from nonprofit organizations, which are tasked with helping individuals and groups involved in a host of worthy causes? However, fraud does happen at charities, and more often than you would ...

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Donor Management Made Easy DONOR MANAGEMENT MADE EASY

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Dec 31, 2018

Donor information in multiple spreadsheets. Impossible to track giving history. Duplicates everywhere! Can't trust that anything is accurate. Spend days merging and deduping lists for each mailing—and hoping info's still right. Letters ...

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How to Write an Annual Fundraising Appeal Letter HOW TO WRITE AN ANNUAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL LETTER

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Dec 31, 2018

The reply device: the purpose is to provide a practical way for the donor to post the gift. Nothing else. Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary is solely supported by public contributions. Your involvement is critical to our work of drastical...

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6 Principles of Influence Fundraising 6 PRINCIPLES OF INFLUENCE FUNDRAISING

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Dec 31, 2018

Reciprocation When people receive something first. they are more likely to give. Liking People are more likely to give if they like the person who is asking them. Commitment If people take a small action or pledge. they are more likely to take anothe...

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Building a High-Performing Major Gifts Team BUILDING A HIGH-PERFORMING MAJOR GIFTS TEAM

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Dec 31, 2018

In past decade, the development field has experienced a dramatic increase in data-driven research. What has emerged is a new window into our work, made possible by a set of disruptive facts and realizations, many of which now challenge our previous b...

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Before you donate to Autism Speaks BEFORE YOU DONATE TO AUTISM SPEAKS

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Dec 31, 2018

Only 1.6% of Autism Speaks’ budget goes towards the “Family Service” grants that are the organization’s means of funding services. Autism Speaks spends 10x as much 16% on fundraising. Although Autism Speaks has not prioritized...

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Thank you to this year’s annual fund donors THANK YOU TO THIS YEAR’S ANNUAL FUND DONORS

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Dec 31, 2018

Your annual fund support has truly made a difference in the lives of our students, whether through financial assistance, student services and activities, experiential learning opportunities or campus improvements. Let's look at the total impact y...

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How to Turn a Working Board Into Fundraising Board HOW TO TURN A WORKING BOARD INTO FUNDRAISING BOARD

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Dec 30, 2018

WORKING BOARD: A working board is common in small nonprofit organizations. The board is heavily involved in running the organization day-to-day. FUNDRAISING BOARD: A fundraising board does less of the day-to-day work in a nonprofit organization and f...

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Google Ad Grants for Nonprofits GOOGLE AD GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 28, 2018

Google provides $10,000 each month in AdWords advertising to nonprofits that qualify for the Google Ad Grants program. To qualify, a nonprofit must have 501(c)3 status and must have a website. Excellent! How do I sign up? Once your nonprofit has been...

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5 WAYS TO BOOST FUNDRAISING WITH ONLINE COMMUNITY 5 WAYS TO BOOST FUNDRAISING WITH ONLINE COMMUNITY

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Dec 28, 2018

The donor experience is changing, and nonprofits need new strategies to amp up their fundraising. The bad news: Fundraising is getting tougher. There are less donors than ever, and those who are giving have high expectations for their interactions wi...

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Why Email is Still a MUST for Nonprofit Fundraising WHY EMAIL IS STILL A MUST FOR NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Dec 28, 2018

Email has the highest return on investement of $40 for every $1 spent any marketing channel. Email audiences eclipse social media by roughly five times. For every 1,000 email subscribers, nonprofits had: 199 Facebook fans 110 Twitter followers. Email...

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A GUIDE TO INSURANCE FOR NONPROFITS A GUIDE TO INSURANCE FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 27, 2018

Know your nonprofit's insurance needs general liability workers' insurance Covers cost of property damage (ex, storm damage) building and contents. Covers use of vehicles for Includes coverage of stall and volunteer personal cars product liab...

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Non Profit vs Not for Profit NON PROFIT VS NOT FOR PROFIT

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Dec 26, 2018

Non Profit organizations are the ones which work for promoting any charitable purpose. Not for Profit organizations do not distribute its profit to the owners but are in existence to fulfil its organizational objectives. Scope for these type of organ...

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2018 Giving Highlights 2018 GIVING HIGHLIGHTS

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Dec 24, 2018

A Charity Supporting All Canadian Charities. In 2018, Canadians donated $183,242,752 to charities using CanadaHelps! That's 15% more than 2017! At CanadaHelps, we provide the best fundraising technology to charities across the country. 8,307 char...

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Event Fundraising EVENT FUNDRAISING

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Dec 20, 2018

Peer-to-peer fundraising events like walks runs and rides have be to or nonprofit fundraisers, often bringing in more revenue than any other fundraising campaign. This infographic breaks down some of the key metrics that event fundraisers can use to ...

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5 NONPROFIT MARKETING MYTHS THAT STILL NEED DEBUNKING 5 NONPROFIT MARKETING MYTHS THAT STILL NEED DEBUNKING

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Dec 19, 2018

In less than two decades nonprofit marketing has evolved into a completely different animal. The widespread use of social media and mobile devices means that your donors are now always connected than ever before. Savvy nonprofits have embraced this c...

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Payroll Tax Increase expected to suppress charitable giving PAYROLL TAX INCREASE EXPECTED TO SUPPRESS CHARITABLE GIVING

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Dec 15, 2018

ChildFund International survey finds 1 in 5 Americans will reduce 'CP charitable donations. Legislation designed to avert the 'fiscal cliff' is likely to create another kind of precipitous drop: in charitable giving. A just-released surve...

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Why the charity sector needs digital skills WHY THE CHARITY SECTOR NEEDS DIGITAL SKILLS

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Dec 14, 2018

Digital is a big word, and one that you might not always associate with skills in the charity sector. However, the landscape is changing and charities are looking for more skills in more areas to diversify their teams, increase their impact and deliv...

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Unleash the Power of Digital: 4 Takeaways from the Nonprofit Digital Marketer Report UNLEASH THE POWER OF DIGITAL: 4 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE NONPROFIT DIGITAL MARKETER REPORT

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Dec 13, 2018

The potential digital marketing offers nonprofits is undeniable. Just look at the 2018 Global Giving Report to understand the need for nonprofits to leverage digital channels to engage today’s donors. A key figure from that research shows that ...

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How Crypto Donations Work HOW CRYPTO DONATIONS WORK

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Dec 12, 2018

When using any crypto currency, two main options are available for charitable donations. Nonprofit creates an account with an exchange platform that handles transactions and holds digital wallets. Donor decides to donate coins or tokens to a nonprofi...

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10 Steps to Get Ready for Year-End Online Giving 10 STEPS TO GET READY FOR YEAR-END ONLINE GIVING

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Dec 12, 2018

Join Giving Tuesday: This annual event in November a growing. Think Multichannel Reach to poop! Go Mobile with Email: Make sure your ernai !messages look great on mo011e devices to simplity Me path monthly giving. Make It Social and Fun Promote month...

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A Brief History of Charitable Giving A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHARITABLE GIVING

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Dec 07, 2018

Charitable giving has been around since 2500 BCE when the ancient Hebrews instituted a tax intended to help the poor. Nor', thousands of years later. people across the globe give a portion of their income to nonprofit organizations that are commi...

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Giving circles are growing informed philanthropists GIVING CIRCLES ARE GROWING INFORMED PHILANTHROPISTS

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Dec 06, 2018

Two new studies released in November by the Women’s Philanthropy Institute in partnership with the Collective Giving Research Group add to what we know about giving circles. Previous research has shown that giving circle members: give more, giv...

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FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT NONPROFIT EVENT FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR YOUR NEXT NONPROFIT EVENT

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Dec 06, 2018

Charitable giving may not be mired in a "lost decade" after all. According to the new "Giving USA" report, donations will climb back to their 2007 pre-recession peak sooner than expected, happening as early as this year or, at lea...

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Ditch Your Spreadsheets for Better Fundraising Results DITCH YOUR SPREADSHEETS FOR BETTER FUNDRAISING RESULTS

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Dec 06, 2018

You have a big campaign ready to launch to your loyal supporters. You’ve planned an integrated campaign featuring direct mail, email, and online giving. You have a moving story, great imagery, and a strong call to action. Your donors are going ...

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MUST-READ STATS FOR GIVINGTUESDAY 2018 MUST-READ STATS FOR GIVINGTUESDAY 2018

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Dec 01, 2018

Just 5 weeks remain until one of the biggest fundraising days of the year: Giving Tuesday 2018. Often stylized as GivingTuesday on social media, the day encourages people to take a break from holiday shopping and set aside the Tuesday after Thanksgiv...

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Year-End Charitable Giving Strategies YEAR-END CHARITABLE GIVING STRATEGIES

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Nov 30, 2018

Make sure your year-end donations are made in the most tax-efficient manner. Consider making a donation of appreciated public company shares from your private corporation's investment portfolio: The corporation will not pay tax on the Art-171'...

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Gratitude, Revisited: Why every nonprofit should have a gift acceptance policy GRATITUDE, REVISITED: WHY EVERY NONPROFIT SHOULD HAVE A GIFT ACCEPTANCE POLICY

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Nov 30, 2018

American individuals, families and corporations are more generous than ever. In fact, charitable donations hit an all-time record of $373.25 billion in 2015, up 4.1 percent from 2014.1These donations extend beyond cash, though, as non-cash assets inc...

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Giving Tuesday 2018 Makes Philanthropic History GIVING TUESDAY 2018 MAKES PHILANTHROPIC HISTORY

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Nov 29, 2018

On November 27, 2018, people around the world participated in a record-setting collective movement Giving Tuesday. In its seventh year, this global giving day’s initial findings surpassed 2017’s impressive initial results by nearly 40 per...

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5 Trends in Giving 5 TRENDS IN GIVING

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Nov 28, 2018

Giving in the digital age +8%  growth in online charitable giving +1% growth in overall charitable giving. Online donations are growing of all donations were made online in 2016 (that's a record)was the average online donation. The power of ...

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The Impact of GivingTuesday THE IMPACT OF GIVINGTUESDAY

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Nov 26, 2018

Still wondering if you should participate in #GvingTuesday tomorrow? From first-time donors to your longtime, faithful donor base, this global day of giving is one of the most popular events of the giving season. Network for Good’s data sh...

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NONPROFIT REPORTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE NONPROFIT REPORTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Nov 22, 2018

The connected technology revolution has impacted every aspect of our lives, and nonprofits are no exception. A new report from NAPCO Research has uncovered how technology has improved outcomes and operations of nonprofits around the world. Nonpr...

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Fundraising With Kids 101 FUNDRAISING WITH KIDS 101

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Nov 21, 2018

Fundraising season is here again. It can be a hectic time for leaders, parents and kids alike, but that doesn’t stop it from being fun. Fundraising with Kids 101, courtesy of Fun Pasta Fundraising, provides the tools needed to have a successful...

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6 Takeaways for Small Charities from The Charity Digital Code of Practice 6 TAKEAWAYS FOR SMALL CHARITIES FROM THE CHARITY DIGITAL CODE OF PRACTICE

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Nov 21, 2018

Here, digital means some form of technology e.g. social media (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin etc), online systems (Google Drive, Salesforce, online giving, Dropbox etc) that helps you as a charity to be more connected, productive and responsive. Use th...

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CONTRIBUTION OF CHARITIES TO GDP CONTRIBUTION OF CHARITIES TO GDP

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Nov 15, 2018

Evidence from the US suggests that donations actually go up as tax relief is greater so the cost of making a donation falls. A study found that in the US in 2004 the average tax deduction claimed for donations of clothes was over $1,400.

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Donor and Volunteer Current Trends DONOR AND VOLUNTEER CURRENT TRENDS

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Nov 14, 2018

The survey revealed clear generational differences in whether people donate, how much they donate, and whether they volunteer financially or with their time. The following responses to survey questions show the variety of preferences across age group...

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A Nonprofit A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO MOBILE FUNDRAISING

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Nov 13, 2018

Social Media. Email Marketing. Content Marketing...we keep hearing about ways to engage audiences, but what about once you have their attention? How do you get them to convert? As donors are making increasingly charitable donations from their phones,...

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Fundraising Appeal Planning Checklist for End-of-Year FUNDRAISING APPEAL PLANNING CHECKLIST FOR END-OF-YEAR

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Nov 08, 2018

Avoid the bad and ugly in End-of-Year Fundraising with our latest infographic! We want to help you make the journey to end-of-year fundraising an easy one. That requires a perfect combination of planning, content and segmentation. Check out this info...

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Why infographics work so well for nonprofits WHY INFOGRAPHICS WORK SO WELL FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 02, 2018

Numbers are important for measuring our goals, but visualizing their impact can be quite a challenge. So how do we make sense of a textual mess? Contextually, of course. There are right ways and wrong ways to do that the right way. A million is a hug...

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Using Data To Improve Performance In Nonprofits USING DATA TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE IN NONPROFITS

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Nov 01, 2018

Across the modern nonprofit landscape, potential benefactors are continually approached by numerous well-meaning organizations. Competition for donations is increasingly fierce and persistent. Simultaneously, benefactors are becoming more thoughtful ...

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Nov 01, 2018

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a highly effective way to increase volunteer involvement, reach new donors, and reinvigorate your current donor-base. We've put together some of P2P's basic tenants and statistics in this infographic. Nearly 1...

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ONLINE DONATIONS BY GENERATION ONLINE DONATIONS BY GENERATION

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Oct 31, 2018

Millennials are 25.9% of US population. Millennial donors are enrolled in a monthly giving program. Gave tribute gifts Donate to crowdfunding campaigns. Gave on GivingTuesday 2017. Gave on GivingTuesday 2017. Volunteer locally, 9% internationally att...

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WHO WHO'S IN CHARGE? NONPROFIT BOARD OF DIRECTORS VS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Oct 31, 2018

I strong nonprofits are run by an active board of directors ("Board") and a staff led by a capable executive director ("ED"). What's the role for each in a dynamic nonprofit? 4 but first who owns a nonprofit? No one! No one pe...

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Content Marketing for Nonprofits CONTENT MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS

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Oct 30, 2018

92% of nonprofit professionals use content marketing have a documented strategy of those with themse effective. 6% of the most effective nonprofit marketers have someone who oversees content marketing strategy. 92% Why are nonprofits turning to conte...

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HOW NONPROFITS SHOULD REACH MILLENNIALS HOW NONPROFITS SHOULD REACH MILLENNIALS

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Oct 25, 2018

Millennials are a tough bunch to appeal to. Born between the early 80's and late 90’s, this hyper-connected group spends most of their day consuming media and has a higher tendency to multitask meaning they’re more easily distracted. ...

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Annual ultra-wealthy giving today ANNUAL ULTRA-WEALTHY GIVING TODAY

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Oct 18, 2018

1.2% of total wealth. What if that level increased to 2.4%, doubling the giving? additional $45 billion unlocked that 4.5 million low-income Americans 4 nonprofits could receive a $10 million contribution could receive a $10,000 cash transfer or scho...

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DONOR RETENTION DONOR RETENTION

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Oct 17, 2018

A vital part of any organization's success is the retention of its supporters. How well are nonprofit organizations engaging and retaining their donors? The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) was created to answer this question. Donors givin...

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Nonprofit Engagement Data Management Study NONPROFIT ENGAGEMENT DATA MANAGEMENT STUDY

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Oct 14, 2018

When it comes to tracking and using "engagement" data -the actions, interactions, and even conversations that relate to an organization's work but don't necessarily represent the transactional or financial data that have been tradit...

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School Fundraising SCHOOL FUNDRAISING

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Oct 11, 2018

Most principals report they wouldn't fundraise if they didn't have to. Even so just knowing the potential pitfalls can help you run a smarter, more effective fundraiser this year. Many schools hold more fundraisers than the average Ameri...

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A Great Communications Tool for Nonprofits A GREAT COMMUNICATIONS TOOL FOR NONPROFITS

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Oct 04, 2018

Visual content is an essential element of any good communications strategy, and one of the most popular forms of visual content is infographics. A good infographic can help any company engage with its audience and provide information in a compelling ...

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6 Ways Nonprofits Can Improve Their Email Creation Process 6 WAYS NONPROFITS CAN IMPROVE THEIR EMAIL CREATION PROCESS

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Oct 03, 2018

Nonprofits perform life-changing work, and email marketing is a key way for them to rally people to their cause, raise funds, and direct action. However, nonprofits’ operations are notoriously lean. That is definitely the case with their email ...

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How to Start a Nonprofit Organization HOW TO START A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Sep 30, 2018

Develop an idea What need will you address? Who will be the beneficiaries? Is there a need for this organization? Are others doing similar work. Research Is there a need for this organization? Are others doing similar work? Should you Just join anoth...

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What percentage of people donate to a crowdfunding campaign page they visit WHAT PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE DONATE TO A CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN PAGE THEY VISIT

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Sep 23, 2018

What percentage of people donate to a crowdfunding campaign page they visit? And how much is the average donation? The answer might surprise you. Who gives to crowdfunding campaigns and how much do they give? How are they getting to your campaig...

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5 Promotional Strategies For Your Nonprofit 5 PROMOTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Sep 21, 2018

The biggest challenge that nonprofits face is spreading the word about their cause. Having a strong promotional strategy for your nonprofit helps boost awareness about your mission and ensures that potential donors and volunteers have a way to find y...

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New Data Reveals the Power of Recurring Donations NEW DATA REVEALS THE POWER OF RECURRING DONATIONS

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Sep 20, 2018

It’s important to consider how a recurring giving program can fit into your overall fundraising strategy as a lever for both short and long-term gains. We packed this infographic full of recurring giving statistics to help show just how much it...

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Fundraising Ideas FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Sep 19, 2018

Doing a sponsored activity and 'Just Asking' are the favourite ways to drive donations. Lets dig into each segment below. Cycling - Give up something Grow a beard / moustache - Shave your hair Lose weight Running or marathons. Swimming Trekki...

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Nonprofit Marketing and the Art of Science NONPROFIT MARKETING AND THE ART OF SCIENCE

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Sep 19, 2018

Nonprofit marketers are faced with a digital imperative: Millennials and Generation Z are creating the demand for real-time, transparent, mobile information sharing that’s not just informational, but visually compelling as well. With over 8,000...

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4 Unique Fall Fundraising Ideas 4 UNIQUE FALL FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Sep 19, 2018

As the fall season begins, many communities are preparing for the upcoming holidays and are already in the spirit of charitable giving. Here are 4 unique ideas to set you apart from the rest of the fall fundraising competition! Bonfire Event What'...

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Roadmap to Year-End Success ROADMAP TO YEAR-END SUCCESS

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Sep 10, 2018

Every nonprofit fundraiser knows that the right plan is essential to obtaining your goals. A multichannel communications plan ensures your nonprofit can coordinate your messaging across channels during year-end. Synchronize the timing of your fundrai...

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Funding Central FUNDING CENTRAL

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Sep 07, 2018

The smart guide to over 4000 grants, contracts and loans. How is Funding Central benefiting the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector? Funding Central -Na. users secured an 74% average of £35,068 per organisation (of those successfu...

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Google Grants for nonprofits GOOGLE GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 07, 2018

What if your nonprofit could receive up to $10,000 a month in Google Ads completely free of charge? Eligibility Requirements: Validated as not-for- Be in good standing profit organization with home country. Worldwide Availability Google Grants are cu...

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10 FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS 10 FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 07, 2018

Solicit donations from local businesses and travel agencies and then host an auction with dinner or some other main event. Provide a family friendly atmosphere for a fun dance with a snack bar. Go casual with spaghetti or more formal with steak and s...

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WHY DONATE TO OUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WHY DONATE TO OUR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Sep 07, 2018

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe. Children were from dangerous homes. 2010...

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7 Most Costly Sins of Donation Forms 7 MOST COSTLY SINS OF DONATION FORMS

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Sep 07, 2018

The most common ways nonprofits lose conversions and money with their online donation forms. Not a wall-of-shame, but a trail of tears. Many nonprofit sites still aren't responsive even though 93% of donors come from mobile devices. Don'...

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The Value of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising for Non-profits THE VALUE OF PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING FOR NON-PROFITS

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Aug 31, 2018

Why are these Fundraising Events so successful Organizations engage participants to raise funds on their behalf. Each person reaches 000 00 their network to request support. This opens up your fundraiser to a much larger audience. What do Non-profits...

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How It Pays to Retain Giving Tuesday Donors HOW IT PAYS TO RETAIN GIVING TUESDAY DONORS

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Aug 31, 2018

Giving Tuesday is one of the largest giving days in the United States and it’s now a worldwide giving phenomenon. While our recent report, The State of Modern Philanthropy, revealed Giving Tuesday activities effectively drive new donor acquisit...

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GivingTuesday 2017 Learnings GIVINGTUESDAY 2017 LEARNINGS

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Aug 30, 2018

Since 2016, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook have been partnering to create an impactful Giving Tuesday on Facebook. Giving Tuesday became an even more powerful moment in 2017, when people were encouraged by the power of their com...

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How charitable are canadians HOW CHARITABLE ARE CANADIANS

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Aug 28, 2018

Givingtuesdayca marks the official opening of the giving season in canada. Canadians donate 585% more on #GivingTuesday than an average day in the year Donations through CanadaHelps. Average Giving Day Tuesday increase in donations and, each year, gi...

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Crowdfunding for nonprofits CROWDFUNDING FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 23, 2018

While cost is an important factor, there are many other considerations as the sites after an array of features. In our example Razoo would keep only $290 of the $10,000 raised, with the others keeping up to $870. We calculated fees based on total don...

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The Value of Peer to Peer Fundraising THE VALUE OF PEER TO PEER FUNDRAISING

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Aug 23, 2018

See just how much value a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign can bring to your cause today! Try DoJiggy’s peer-to-peer software out for your fundraising event today with a free trial. We support walk-a-thons, School Fun Runs, bike-a-thons, Schoo...

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Trends on $5 million in sandy relief giving TRENDS ON $5 MILLION IN SANDY RELIEF GIVING

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Aug 17, 2018

Network for Good is the leading digital giving platform. In our eleven-year history, we've processed nearly $750 million for over 80,000 nonprofits. During natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy, Network for Good curates a list of relief orga...

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GIVINGTUESDAY IN THE MINDS OF MILLENNIALS GIVINGTUESDAY IN THE MINDS OF MILLENNIALS

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Aug 16, 2018

GIVINGTUESDAY IN THE MINDS OF MILLENNIALS. 38% of Millennials plan to participate in #GivingTuesday 2015. That's slightly less than the amount that will shop on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Food, clothing or other goods is the most popular way ...

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Bridging the Donor Generation Gap Infographic BRIDGING THE DONOR GENERATION GAP INFOGRAPHIC

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Aug 14, 2018

Bridging the donor generation gap is a struggle every nonprofit faces. One of the constants of nonprofit work is the need to cultivate the next generation of donors and activists. At the same time, you don’t want to ignore donors who have been ...

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CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS OF CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING CONSUMER PERCEPTIONS OF CORPORATE CHARITABLE GIVING

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Aug 13, 2018

Consumer perceptions of a company's charitable giving influence their purchasing decisions and affect brand loyalty. To better understand consumers' viewpoints, companies should consider that: Consumers believe that companies with corporate s...

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Facebook Fundraising Basics FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING BASICS

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Aug 13, 2018

Did you know that you can fundraise with Facebook? Well you can and it's pretty awesome. If you're an eligible 501c3 it's one of the best ways to get people to support your cause. We wanted to give you all the of details so we decided it ...

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The State of Nonprofit Bequest Marketing 2018 THE STATE OF NONPROFIT BEQUEST MARKETING 2018

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Aug 09, 2018

Did you know that bequest marketing produces the most ROI (return on investment) of any fundraising activity? In fact, it’s “kind of off the charts” according to Tom Ahern. While a good major gifts officer can bring in 10 to 20 time...

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For Profit Organizations vs Nonprofit Organizations FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS VS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jul 31, 2018

For Profit Organizations: To make profits for one's personal fulfillment. Nonprofit Organizations: To make profits for serving the society. Types of Organizations. For Profit Organizations: The organization can be a company, a partnership entity ...

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Nonprofit Storytelling NONPROFIT STORYTELLING

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Jul 31, 2018

Here's how to use stories to grow your organization: We only have the attention of others for a moment. We must communicate our message in thr time it take for a person to carry ypur year-end appeal from the garbage can. We must bresk through the...

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Tracking the top tech trends for fundraising TRACKING THE TOP TECH TRENDS FOR FUNDRAISING

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Jul 27, 2018

Low overhead expenses are essential to the continued operation of many nonprofits, so its understandable that all new technology investments face careful consideration prior to purchase. To help you make more informed decisions, we're breaking do...

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Fundraising on Facebook FUNDRAISING ON FACEBOOK

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Jul 26, 2018

Every day, we're inspired by people around the world supporting the causes they care about through Facebook Fundraisers.  $1 BILLION raised for nonprofits and personal causes since launch in 2015. NONPROFITS la 20 MILLION in 19 countries can...

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Open Letter from the Nonprofit World to Tech Giants OPEN LETTER FROM THE NONPROFIT WORLD TO TECH GIANTS

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Jul 19, 2018

We would like to extend our gratitude for all you contribute to creating a better world. In particular, the products and services you make available at low or no-cost to nonprofits are deployed to tackle some of the most urgent and complex problems o...

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Nonprofit Leadership: The Keys to Success NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP: THE KEYS TO SUCCESS

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Jul 18, 2018

Unlike businesses that strive to maximize cash inflow, nonprofit organizations are committed to the fulfillment of social missions. And as a nonprofit leader, you must ensure that the organization's processes, strategies, and decisions align with...

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For-Profit vs Nonprofit Organizations Infographics FOR-PROFIT VS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS INFOGRAPHICS

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Jul 16, 2018

As the name suggests, there is a big difference between for profit and nonprofit organizations as per their scope and purpose. Many individuals believe that nonprofit organizations don’t make any profit. And only for profit organizations make t...

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The Future of Peer-To-Peer Event Fundraising THE FUTURE OF PEER-TO-PEER EVENT FUNDRAISING

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Jul 12, 2018

The future of peer-to-peer looks bright with 59% of organizations that do not have a current program planning to add one to their overall fundraising strategy. We surveyed more than 200 nonprofit professionals to see what they think will change in th...

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Charitable Giving Exceeded $400 Billion in 2017 According to Giving USA CHARITABLE GIVING EXCEEDED $400 BILLION IN 2017 ACCORDING TO GIVING USA

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Jul 03, 2018

Charitable giving in the United States continues to rise. Last year broke a record with more than $410 billion donated to charities across the country. As a part of Nonprofit Connect’s 501(c) Success National Speaker Series, Dr. Patrick Rooney ...

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8 Reasons To Give To A Charity 8 REASONS TO GIVE TO A CHARITY

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Jun 26, 2018

Many people want to help people in need but not everyone is aware of the ways to do so. Some think I don’t have enough money, how could I contribute but every contribution matters. A 100 Rs donation might feel small to you but for a charity org...

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GIVING USA 2018: A STELLAR YEAR FOR PHILANTHROPY GIVING USA 2018: A STELLAR YEAR FOR PHILANTHROPY

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Jun 21, 2018

Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, is the longest running, most comprehensive report on philanthropy in America. The infographic of this report shows a stellar year for philanthropy. Giving rose to it’s highest ever levels at $...

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The Anatomy of a Donation Page THE ANATOMY OF A DONATION PAGE

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Jun 20, 2018

A fully customized donation page that captures your cause in a compelling and effective manner can make a big difference in how much money your organization is able to raise. It’s also important to have an intuitive, easy-to-use platform for co...

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Nonprofit Cloud infographic NONPROFIT CLOUD INFOGRAPHIC

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Jun 20, 2018

First, some background: Asa nonprofit, nothing is more important than being able to connect everything to your mission: your staff, your community, and your constituents. We believe that you deserve the best technology to help you change the world. M...

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7 Ways to Turn Email Fundraising Into a Consistence Source of Donation Revenue 7 WAYS TO TURN EMAIL FUNDRAISING INTO A CONSISTENCE SOURCE OF DONATION REVENUE

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Jun 13, 2018

Send emails: Guess how many emails companies making the most money send? 10-19 emails per month. So if you want more donations from email send emails. Send emails more often: Unless you're already sending multiple emails per week, work on a way t...

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Generational Giving GENERATIONAL GIVING

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Jun 13, 2018

Different generations of donors tend to be driven by varying motivations and giving preferences. As a nonprofit organization, it’s helpful to understand generational giving differences in order to create tailored communications materials for ea...

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2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Results 2017 FUNDRAISING EFFECTIVENESS SURVEY RESULTS

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Jun 09, 2018

Growth in Giving Growth in Donors $100 gained was offset by $95 in losses. For every 100 donors gained, 99 were lost through attrition. Growth by size of organization, donors who lose revenue Lasped New Lapesd Repeat Owing revenue.

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What is Nonprofit Cloud WHAT IS NONPROFIT CLOUD

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Jun 09, 2018

First, some background: Asa nonprofit, nothing is more important than being able to connect everything to your mission: your staff, your community, and your constituents. We believe that you deserve the best technology to help you change the world. M...

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The Most Creative Ways to Fundraise THE MOST CREATIVE WAYS TO FUNDRAISE

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Jun 09, 2018

Perhaps not everyone's idea of fun, but people have been known to spend hours sitting in a bath filled with cold baked beans in the name of a good cause. Perhaps not the most creative. as it's been done so many times before, but compiling a c...

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Welcome to a New Era of Corporate Giving WELCOME TO A NEW ERA OF CORPORATE GIVING

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Jun 09, 2018

92%  agree it's important to work for a company that shares their values, 57% want corporate America to play a more active role in addressing societal issues. 4 5 % think corporate America's role is more important now than it was a year ...

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Donor Advised Funds v. Charitable Foundations DONOR ADVISED FUNDS V. CHARITABLE FOUNDATIONS

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Jun 09, 2018

DAFs are essentially charitable giving accounts. An individual puts money into the account, at which point the money is owned by the DAF and the individual receives tax relief in return. From there, the individual decides which charities to gift to t...

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A Nonprofit Storytelling How-To A NONPROFIT STORYTELLING HOW-TO

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Jun 05, 2018

Nonprofit storytelling can be a powerful tool to attract and motivate donors. A story can spur someone to take action because suddenly the cause is more than just an abstract idea it’s a real situation affecting real people. Because of the iden...

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Annual Fundraising Planning Calendar Infographic ANNUAL FUNDRAISING PLANNING CALENDAR INFOGRAPHIC

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Jun 05, 2018

We asked our 800 attendees at our “Jumpstart Your Annual Fundraising Plan” webinar, “What are your biggest annual fundraising challenges?” We found out that even if you have the time to plan your fundraising calendar for the y...

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5 Easy and Engaging Fundraising Event Ideas 5 EASY AND ENGAGING FUNDRAISING EVENT IDEAS

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Jun 05, 2018

GO GO-KARTING - Teams sign-up to participate in a friendly race at a local go-kart racetrack. DANCING WITH THE STARS - Deliver glitz and glamour with local community celebrities by paring them with experienced dancers for a live competition.

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5 Summer Fundraising Ideas 5 SUMMER FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Jun 05, 2018

The summer months are great opportunities to host events that take advantage of sunny days and warm nights. Get your supporters involved with active events - from the traditional run/walks, community cleanups to American Ninja Warrior obstacle course...

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The Importance of Donor Retention THE IMPORTANCE OF DONOR RETENTION

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May 31, 2018

Most nonprofits are highly concerned about donor retention. Finding ways to retain more donors year-over-year will allow your nonprofit to more easily reach its fundraising goals. In 2014, the average donor retention across all nonprofits was 43% The...

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How to tell a great story for Nonprofits HOW TO TELL A GREAT STORY FOR NONPROFITS

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May 31, 2018

Envision your story A story needs to have a beginning, a middle, and an end. At the beginning, the protagonist is placed in a context and likely has a desire or a goal. In pursuing their goal, the protagonist faces challenges and takes actions. At th...

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A Nonprofit Web Design Process A NONPROFIT WEB DESIGN PROCESS

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May 31, 2018

Your nonprofirs website Is crucial it can be so much more than a pretty online brochure. Your nonprofit's website should not only look great, but also help you reach your goals as an organization. While the process you go through will be tai...

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The Next Generation of American Giving THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICAN GIVING

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May 29, 2018

Different generations have different giving preferences and habits. You need to connect with each generation in the way that will resonate most. They gave nearly $60 billion to nonprofits last year. That’s 41% of all donations in that period.

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Why donate to Nonprofit Organizations WHY DONATE TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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May 29, 2018

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-WHO ARE WE appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe. Children Donec facilisis elit non ...

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Diversity on UK Charity Boards DIVERSITY ON UK CHARITY BOARDS

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May 18, 2018

When one looks at the composition of UK charity boards, it's clear that we still have a long way to go before we can say that we have truly diverse boards operating across the country. Have a look at the statistics released earlier this year.

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3 MARKETING TOOLS FOR NONPROFITS THAT DON 3 MARKETING TOOLS FOR NONPROFITS THAT DON'T COST A PENNY

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May 18, 2018

Technology is changing the scope and depth at which nonprofits can engage supporters. Is your nonprofit intimidated by online marketing, or not sure where to start? You're not alone: A recent survey reveals 69 percent of nonprofits feel they need...

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6 WAYS T0 ENGAGE NONPROFIT VOLUNTEERS 6 WAYS T0 ENGAGE NONPROFIT VOLUNTEERS

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May 18, 2018

Nonprofit volunteers are the face of your organization. As visible advocates for your nonprofit, volunteers help grow. maintain, and develop your nonprofit's mission and cause. A person who does something. especially helping other people. willing...

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How NGOs worldwide use technology HOW NGOS WORLDWIDE USE TECHNOLOGY

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May 16, 2018

To inspire philanthropy & achieve their mission & programs. how ngos worldwide use web 6 email communications.  92%  of ngos worldwide have a websites. 63% regularly send email updates & fundraising appeals to donors & suppo...

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Facebook Fundraising Infographic FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING INFOGRAPHIC

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May 15, 2018

Pin a fundraising campaign post to the top of your wall. 4 Easy Steps to Setting Up Your Organization's Facebook Page. Choose "Company, Organization or Institution", then "Non-Profit Organization" Enter your org's name and...

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FUNDRAISING INTELLIGENCE FUNDRAISING INTELLIGENCE

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May 02, 2018

Did you know? In 2016, individuals donated $282 billion dollars! If you're feeling left out, it's time to jumpstart your fundraising program by gathering data-driven  intelligence on donors and prospects. Here’s What Fundraising In...

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2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Project Survey Report 2017 FUNDRAISING EFFECTIVENESS PROJECT SURVEY REPORT

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Apr 28, 2018

The 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Project report summarizes data from 10,829 non-profit organizations covering year to year fundraising results for 2015-2016. The 2017 Fundraising Effectiveness Project report summarizes data provided by four donor s...

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The Anatomy of a Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign THE ANATOMY OF A SUCCESSFUL PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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Apr 25, 2018

According to the co-leaders at Plenty Consulting, Jeff Shuck and Jennifer Mulholland, our world is now driven by a peer-to-peer mindset. We rely on our networked environments to engage, learn, and lead. Why should fundraising be any different? The po...

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Why Non-profits Choose WordPress WHY NON-PROFITS CHOOSE WORDPRESS

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Apr 20, 2018

What is wordpress? WordPress is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) used by more than 23.3% of the world's top 10 million websites. Flexible and customisable Strong developer community User-friendly :Expansive themes and plugin...

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10 ways Salesforce Nonprofits Success Pack helps NPO 10 WAYS SALESFORCE NONPROFITS SUCCESS PACK HELPS NPO

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Apr 17, 2018

For anyone trying to run a Non Profit Organization (NPO), the challenges you face can be very specific. For one, you can face a bit of a funding gap when it comes to improving the back-end of your business. Many people underrate the vital importance ...

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6 REWARDING CAREERS IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR 6 REWARDING CAREERS IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Apr 14, 2018

Working for a nonprofit can not only be a rewarding profession, but also offer the chance to build a career with advancement possibilities and financial security. Here are six nonprofit career opportunities for interested professionals. Oversees...

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Online marketing for nonprofits in 2018 ONLINE MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS IN 2018

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Apr 11, 2018

Is your nonprofit intimidated by online marketing? A recent survey revealed nearly 7 in 10 nonprofits feel they need to do more with online marketing to engage their audience. A well-run online marketing campaign can be a huge source of engagement in...

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Charities hit by a lack of trust CHARITIES HIT BY A LACK OF TRUST

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Apr 08, 2018

Charities are being hit by recent events in the news, with 25% of people citing a lack of trust as their reason not to donate. This is according to a new poll of 2,000 respondents carried out by ethical mobile network. The TPO study found that more t...

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NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Mar 31, 2018

Online donations: of donations in 21% 2017 were made on a mobile device. of all of all online revenue in 2016 was from monthly giving. Of online donations happened in December in 2017. Median donation amount $20 is median donation amount for gifts be...

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Nonprofit Email Marketing Benchmarks NONPROFIT EMAIL MARKETING BENCHMARKS

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Mar 27, 2018

For nonprofit organizations, email continues to be an effective tactic. Email messaging has accounted for 26% of all online revenue generated by nonprofits. In fact, for every 1,000 fundraising email messages delivered, nonprofits raise 36 dollars. I...

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10 Steps to plan a Successful charity auction 10 STEPS TO PLAN A SUCCESSFUL CHARITY AUCTION

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Mar 23, 2018

Procuring amazing auction donations is only part of running a successful auction event. If you need help managing and organizing your event from start to finish, the software can help. Is this your first time running a charity auction?

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39 Nonprofit Content Marketing Trends You Need To Know 39 NONPROFIT CONTENT MARKETING TRENDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 21, 2018

Content marketing for nonprofits continues to be a driving force for generating awareness and revenue online in 2017. One of the biggest contributing factors to this is search engine optimization. By creating content you’re telling search engin...

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Top 5 twitter tips for nonprofits TOP 5 TWITTER TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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Mar 20, 2018

Get a handle on Twitter fundraising by finding out what your organization needs to know and how you can tweet your way to success. Use a scheduling app like HootSuite or CoSchedule to save you time by prescheduling tweets on holidays, after hours or ...

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Our Picks of Email Marketing Software for Nonprofits OUR PICKS OF EMAIL MARKETING SOFTWARE FOR NONPROFITS

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Mar 16, 2018

Over the last several years, ArcStone has tried dozens of email marketing software services. Now we’ve sought out to compare three of the best viable options for our clients. Review the infographic below and then check out our advice regarding ...

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ENDOWMENT & FOUNDATION SURVEY RESULTS ENDOWMENT & FOUNDATION SURVEY RESULTS

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Mar 11, 2018

NEPC's Endowment and Foundation latest Survey results and infographic are now available. This survey explores the impact of tax reform, cryptocurrencies, and more, but also focuses on asset allocation trends for endowments & foundations.

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Nonprofit Collaboration Infographic NONPROFIT COLLABORATION INFOGRAPHIC

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Mar 05, 2018

Nonprofit collaboration for a second. Funders and thought leaders often extol the virtues of collaboration among nonprofit organizations as a way to maximize increasingly limited resources. But pushing nonprofits to blindly collaborate.

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The Past, Present and Future of Fundraising and Charitable Giving THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF FUNDRAISING AND CHARITABLE GIVING

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Mar 04, 2018

Maybe you’re a small business, a large company, or another Bexley based non-profit looking to learn more about what motivates your donors or customers.  Maybe you’re interested in learning how non-profits spend their time and resourc...

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4 Components of a great fundraising 4 COMPONENTS OF A GREAT FUNDRAISING

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Mar 04, 2018

There are only needs to a problem (otherwise why are you asking for money in the first place) but it must be human sized and in human terms. If the problem is too big, doesn’t mean anything to the donor on an emotional level, or just seems impo...

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Top 4 Ways to Thank Volunteers TOP 4 WAYS TO THANK VOLUNTEERS

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Feb 24, 2018

We must find the time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives. Volunteers are 66% more likely to donate financially to the organizations they volunteer for. There are 62.6 million volunteers giving their time to nonprofit orga...

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5 REASONS TO GIVE TO CHARITY 5 REASONS TO GIVE TO CHARITY

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Feb 20, 2018

Charity reflects on your own inner values. For many people, charity is a direct reflection of their own inner values. It is a deeply fulfilling exercise to be able to give to a cause. Charity is a wonderful opportunity to give bock to the world that ...

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Facebook’s Third Big Change This Year Could Actually Help Small Nonprofits FACEBOOK’S THIRD BIG CHANGE THIS YEAR COULD ACTUALLY HELP SMALL NONPROFITS

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Feb 05, 2018

The brilliant minds at Facebook have been busy so far in 2018! With an apparent desire to get back to their roots of connecting the world and building community, Mark Zuckerberg and co have rolled out three major changes so far this year. Each of the...

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A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SAVVY CHARITABLE GIVING A SIMPLE GUIDE TO SAVVY CHARITABLE GIVING

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Jan 31, 2018

Did you know that last year, 76% of Britons gave money to charity in a typical month? Giving to charity is a personal and often emotional act. Getting it right is important. Use our simple decision tree to help you make contributions to charity in a ...

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CHARITABLE GIVING IN AMERICA CHARITABLE GIVING IN AMERICA

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Jan 24, 2018

Charity and foundation leaders, including members of the Charitable Giving Coalition, are sharing an infographic with elected officials and stakeholders. It illustrates the charitable ecosystem and the ripple effects of the sector at work in communit...

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How charities are actually wasting your money HOW CHARITIES ARE ACTUALLY WASTING YOUR MONEY

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Jan 06, 2018

When mos people think charities wasting mone two things come to mind. which is why they always say something like 100% goes to program costs. They can waste money on programs that cost way too much. Some other programs might accomplish the same goals...

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Get With The Program And Be Good To Your Donors Online GET WITH THE PROGRAM AND BE GOOD TO YOUR DONORS ONLINE

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Jan 04, 2018

Welcome to 2018! Like never before, all nonprofits and organizations need to become skilled in communicating and engaging with their donors online. In the old days, nonprofit organizations easily spent thousands, if not tens of thousands or more, pay...

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Nonprofit & Association Technology Trends NONPROFIT & ASSOCIATION TECHNOLOGY TRENDS

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Jan 04, 2018

We've conducted extensive research to see what nonprofits & associations are saying about the Cloud- including an internal survey of our own clients. Whether you're concerned about cloud security, searching for an alternative to hosting s...

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THE MOBILE FUNDRAISING FIELD GUIDE THE MOBILE FUNDRAISING FIELD GUIDE

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Dec 31, 2017

Nonprofits all over the world are learning how to reach and engage their supporters when they're on the go - and a slew of mobile tools are helping them do just that. Now is the time for nonprofits to add mobile tools to their fundraising arsenal...

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Non-Profits & Social Media NON-PROFITS & SOCIAL MEDIA

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Dec 31, 2017

Social Media Trends  for non-profit organizations to watch in 2013 growthofooogle Google is IsecomMg increasingly relevant Integration into existing products like Search Mail, Documents, etc. Pages will be indexed f or search engine optimization...

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

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Dec 31, 2017

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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8 EMAIL FUNDRAISING TIPS FOR NON-PROFITS 8 EMAIL FUNDRAISING TIPS FOR NON-PROFITS

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Dec 31, 2017

Tell a story: Grab attention and engage the audience with something compelling and relevant. Call to action: Make it concise, clear, and easy to act upon-repeated several times throughout. Mobile Friendly: Half of emails are opened on mobile devices ...

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The truth behind giving THE TRUTH BEHIND GIVING

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Dec 31, 2017

More goes into fundraising than meets the eye. The future of online giving will move beyond financial transactions to connect effort with results. Technology will blend digital footprints with philanthropy to inspire and magnify our ability to better...

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Email Marketing for Nonprofits EMAIL MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 31, 2017

One of the biggest changes in nonprofit fundraising in the past 10 years is the growth of online giving. Last year, online revenue for nonprofits grew by 19%! One of the most successful ways to increase online giving is by growing your email subscrib...

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4 SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR NONCASH DONATIONS 4 SIMPLE QUESTIONS FOR NONCASH DONATIONS

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Dec 31, 2017

Not all trash is another man's treasure! Ask these four questions before donating that noncash item. bUT is it truly useful? Most charities can only make use of items that are new, unused, or nearly new. If you wouldn't give the item to someo...

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DONATION PROCESS DONATION PROCESS

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Dec 31, 2017

Choose favorite charity: Choose the nonprofit organization you desire to send your gift. We collect the debt: We track your debts and make sure your invoices get paid. Our donation goes to charity. We send your chosen charity 80% of the collected mon...

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Giving Goes Digital GIVING GOES DIGITAL

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Dec 31, 2017

The future of fundraising. Online Fundraising Lsgrowing fast, GDP $14.99 TrMon Total fundraising has remained at 2% of GDP for the past 40 'ears Online fundraising ill spite of that massive online giving growth rate on ne giving only represents a...

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Anatomy of a Not-for-profit Fundraiser ANATOMY OF A NOT-FOR-PROFIT FUNDRAISER

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Dec 31, 2017

Get a 360° view here of the key characteristics you need in a Not-for-Profit fundraiser. We’ve spent more than 17 years working with clients to find the best people for hard to fill roles. In an age of increasing specialisation, it’s ...

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Does your engagement strategy further your mission DOES YOUR ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY FURTHER YOUR MISSION

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Dec 31, 2017

Nonprofit organizations need to implement engagement strategies that further their missions. To do so, they must first understand who their constituents are and then address their unique challenges accordingly. Find out how nonprofit organizations ca...

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2017 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey 2017 NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES SURVEY

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Dec 31, 2017

Nonprofits have been hiring more aggressively than for-profits for the last several years, and will continue to do so in 2017. However, the gap is narrowing, and nonprofits are facing increased competition for talent from the corporate sector, driven...

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Online Donation Trends ONLINE DONATION TRENDS

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Dec 31, 2017

Total charitable giving increased 1% in 2016 compared to 2015, but online giving saw a major 7.9% increase! In fact, according to one study, 62% of all donors worldwide now prefer to give online. How can your nonprofit capitaze on online giving trend...

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THE IMPACT OF GIVING TUESDAY THE IMPACT OF GIVING TUESDAY

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Dec 31, 2017

Network for Good has seen an increase in the total amount raised and an increase in the number of people donating through its platform. Percentage of donations made on mobile devices. While donations made from mobile phones are not gro...

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Exciting Fundraiser Ideas EXCITING FUNDRAISER IDEAS

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Dec 31, 2017

Fundraising is a great way to bring the community together, for big corporate events, college, nonprofits and other group events. There are tons of clubs and organizations that need money. Churches, cancer centers, and sports teams ofter fundraise fo...

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Guide to Organizing the Perfect Fundraiser GUIDE TO ORGANIZING THE PERFECT FUNDRAISER

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Dec 28, 2017

With so many charities and nonprofit organizations asking people to donate to their cause, the public will pick and choose which charities they believe are most worthy of their money. People will, by and large, agree that charitable causes are quite ...

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The Importance of Monthly Giving THE IMPORTANCE OF MONTHLY GIVING

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Dec 27, 2017

We are big advocates of monthly giving. Among other things, it’s a great way to create a stable revenue stream for your nonprofit. If you haven’t adopted a monthly giving program for your organization, check out this infographic from nonp...

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iWave Fundraising infographic IWAVE FUNDRAISING INFOGRAPHIC

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Dec 27, 2017

Fundraising intelligence is business intelligence for nonprofitsIf you're feeling left out, it's time to jumpstart your fundraising program by gathering data-driven intelligence on donors and prospects.

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What Can Nonprofits Do To Increase Their Fundraising WHAT CAN NONPROFITS DO TO INCREASE THEIR FUNDRAISING

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Dec 27, 2017

Update Your Report. Keep your profile on GuideStar up to date through the GuideStar Exchange share as much about your mission and programs with funders as possible. Chart Your Impact. Complete your Charting Impact report at ChartingImpact.org, answer...

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How to Attract & Keep Donors Using Text Messaging HOW TO ATTRACT & KEEP DONORS USING TEXT MESSAGING

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Dec 26, 2017

It’s no surprise to any of us that technology is on the rise. You’ve heard the same song before (and we’ve talked about it a lot here at NonProfit PRO). We’re advocates for technology, and we believe that the landscape is chan...

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NONPROFIT EMAIL MARKETING: WHAT NONPROFIT EMAIL MARKETING: WHAT'S WORKING IN 2017

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Dec 22, 2017

With daylight savings time, longer days and (slightly) warmer weather on the horizon, we are officially in the thick of spring fundraising season. You're likely sending a flurry of emails promoting ticket sales, new auction items, save the dates,...

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Charitable Giving CHARITABLE GIVING

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Dec 21, 2017

Donor-advised funds allow individuals to donate highly appreciated securities and can help with tax planning. They can be a very effective way to do your annual giving. In 2016, charitable organizations received $390 billion in donations. This is equ...

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THE STATE OF THE UNION OF NONPROFITS THE STATE OF THE UNION OF NONPROFITS

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Dec 14, 2017

Many americans rely on nonprofits for the past 6 years, there has been an annual increase in the Nonprofit Organizations (NP0s) are Facing More and More Challenges. The Nonprofit Funding Landscape is Changing. Making a Connection with Donors is Neces...

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HOW NONPROFITS ARE PROMOTING FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN 2017 INFOGRAPHIC HOW NONPROFITS ARE PROMOTING FUNDRAISING EVENTS IN 2017 INFOGRAPHIC

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Dec 14, 2017

Indeed, even the most engaging program, incredible auction items and moving fund-a-need fall flat with few in attendance. Your promotional strategy directly affects how many show up to give, spend and support. Read on for a quick infographic detailin...

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The Weight of Donor Retention THE WEIGHT OF DONOR RETENTION

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Dec 13, 2017

This infographic originally ran in our Nonprofit Hub Magazine, a free bi-monthly magazine dedicated to providing focused content on a particular topic. We questioned our faithfull nonprofit insider network and asked for their donor retention tactics....

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Non-profits Top to Bottom NON-PROFITS TOP TO BOTTOM

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Dec 09, 2017

An evergrowing number of unethical nonprofits competing for your donations, it i worth knowing just how a should &shouldn't spend your money. What is a non-profit organization? Relief of the underprivileged. Organization must have a charitabl...

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10 Steps to Crowdfunding Success 10 STEPS TO CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS

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Dec 07, 2017

Write a compelling introduction that captures your audience. What are you raising money for? What makes your story unique? Why does it deserve attention? Hit Record Picture Perfect. In 2014, 96% of campaigns that used images to tell their story were ...

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The 5 key ways monthly giving benefits your nonprofits THE 5 KEY WAYS MONTHLY GIVING BENEFITS YOUR NONPROFITS

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Nov 30, 2017

Recurring donors give, on average, 42% more per year than one time donors. And over a lifetime, revenue from people on a regular giving plan stacks up to be 600-800% more than one-time donors. Did you know that 70% of donors never give again? Monthly...

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Giving Tuesday 2017 Exceeds All Expectations GIVING TUESDAY 2017 EXCEEDS ALL EXPECTATIONS

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Nov 30, 2017

In 2016, Giving Tuesday raised a collective $177 million, generated 1.64 million total gifts, and recorded an average gift size of $107.69. Further, there were 2,399,092 total social media engagements around the nonprofit sector’s biggest givin...

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YEAR-END GIVING YEAR-END GIVING

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Nov 29, 2017

45 % of our webinar attendees stated that their biggest challenge in their year-end fundraising planning is creating a convincing appeal and a multi-channel campaign. Branded, multi-channel campaigns raise 38% more and donors are 66% more likely to g...

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How to Attract and Keep Donors with Text Messaging HOW TO ATTRACT AND KEEP DONORS WITH TEXT MESSAGING

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Nov 17, 2017

6-7% of people visit nonprofit's is the click-through rate is the click-through rate site on a mobile for SMS mes.ges. for email messages. Simple tips to attract and keep new donors with an SMS campaign: Start by Growing the Subscriber List. Put ...

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Women WOMEN'S WEALTH AND THE FUTURE OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Nov 10, 2017

After Tuesday, it's pretty clear that American women are not interested in giving up the reproductive rights they won in the 1970s and 1980s. Which is one reason why a solid majority of them (55 percent) cast their votes for Barack Obama? Tuesday...

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48 KEY HEDGE FUND TERMS 48 KEY HEDGE FUND TERMS

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Oct 31, 2017

Return that an asset achieves over a certain period of time. Thegoal is to have a positive return regardless of market direction. Any strategy that nests long in an asset and shot-in a rotated asset, hoping to profit from a temporary p...

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How To Use Facebook’s Free Fundraising Tools on #GivingTuesday HOW TO USE FACEBOOK’S FREE FUNDRAISING TOOLS ON #GIVINGTUESDAY

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Oct 30, 2017

#GivingTuesday is less than one month away! On November 28th, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is matching up to $2 million in funds raised on Facebook for U.S-based nonprofits. Also on #GivingTuesday, Facebook is waiving all fees for donation...

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Nonprofits Impact on the Economy NONPROFITS IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY

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Oct 27, 2017

If the global nonprofit sector were a country, it would have the sixteenth largest economy in the world, according to GDP data compiled by the World Bank. In the United States, the nonprofit sector contributed $878 billion to the economy in 2012, or ...

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8 Tips for a Profitable Nonprofit 8 TIPS FOR A PROFITABLE NONPROFIT

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Oct 16, 2017

Hard to believe but #GivingTuesday is only a little over one month away! Is this powerhouse giving day right for you're nonprofit? Participation numbers and dollars raised skyrocketed last year, and are sure to increase even more in 2017. Time is...

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An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO FUNDRAISE WITH NONPROFIT INFOGRAPHICS

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Oct 07, 2017

Infographics are taking the world by storm! Nonprofit infographics are growing in popularity as marketing and fundraising tools, and there are many reasons for this: In just the last two years, Google searches for infographics have increased by over ...

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12 Effective Ways Nonprofits Can Drive Donations Online 12 EFFECTIVE WAYS NONPROFITS CAN DRIVE DONATIONS ONLINE

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Oct 05, 2017

Organize your donation page. If it's difficult to give online, people won't do it. Make it easy by creating a clean, organized donation page that's easy to use. Perfect your email. Email marketing produces substantial ROI for nonprofits. ...

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How to start a corporate philanthropy program infographic HOW TO START A CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY PROGRAM INFOGRAPHIC

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Sep 20, 2017

Corporate philanthropy may even give employees’ productivity a boost. One study found that employees who participate in corporate philanthropy programs demonstrate significantly higher job performance. There’s also some evidence that comp...

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Donors are not doing their Research DONORS ARE NOT DOING THEIR RESEARCH

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Sep 16, 2017

We’ve done a couple nonprofit “secret shopping” experiments to see how nonprofits communicate with new donors in the first few days and weeks of the relationship. This year, we were curious as to whether donor stewardship suffers as...

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The Impact of Year-End Giving THE IMPACT OF YEAR-END GIVING

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Sep 15, 2017

Since it was founded in 2012, #GivingTuesday has exploded in popularity. In 2015, $116.7 million were donated in this one day. The next year, that number jumped to $168 million. 2017 is expected to be record-breaking as well. So, what can you do to m...

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How Charitable Donations Can Be A Wise Financial Strategy HOW CHARITABLE DONATIONS CAN BE A WISE FINANCIAL STRATEGY

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Sep 07, 2017

What is the relationship between charitable donations and financial strategies and when does it make sense to donate money rather than keep it? The Ultimate Fiscal Goal Of Charitable Donations. Reduce your taxable income, Two Types Of Charitable Dona...

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Storytelling Guide for Nonprofit Appeals STORYTELLING GUIDE FOR NONPROFIT APPEALS

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Sep 07, 2017

Why are you doing this work? So that. Does your final answer reflect inarguable impact? Does your story link to something the reader cares about? Whose life will be impacted? Use names. Be descriptive. What is ID the challenge? Will it be solved? Use...

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How to Run a Successful Nonprofit in Your 20s HOW TO RUN A SUCCESSFUL NONPROFIT IN YOUR 20S

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Sep 07, 2017

Fully believe & commit to the mission your organization is living. Asa leader. you should promote your nonprofit's mission belore you promote your organization, development your leadership ability, find your board of directors, develop your c...

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Giving Tuesday GIVING TUESDAY

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Aug 31, 2017

Optimize your GivingTuesday donation pathway Create a special donation page, do a "homepage takeover of your website on GivingTuesday and optimize all assets. Start early with a pre-launch email drip series Persuasion is incremental. You need to...

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Small Membership Insights Funding Facts SMALL MEMBERSHIP INSIGHTS FUNDING FACTS

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Aug 31, 2017

Wild Apricot conducted an online survey to gain insight into small and mostly volunteer-led membership organizations. We're now compiling a full report on the survey findings. Here's the third in a series of infographics about our results. Wi...

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Nonprofits Not Improving Talent, Culture Practices to Keep Up With For-Profit Competition NONPROFITS NOT IMPROVING TALENT, CULTURE PRACTICES TO KEEP UP WITH FOR-PROFIT COMPETITION

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Aug 31, 2017

In the last few years, nonprofit organizations have been increasing their staff size by hiring more aggressively than for-profit organizations, but nonprofits are experiencing an increased competition for talent from the for-profit sector, according ...

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CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP SECURE SUPPORT FOR YOUR NONPROFIT CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP SECURE SUPPORT FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Aug 31, 2017

Whether you land a large one-time gift or a lasting partnership, sponsorships are beneficial to both nonprofits and corporations alike. Shared values are vital for a successful partnership. Select a partner whose business practices and values ar...

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Women Fuel Philanthropy WOMEN FUEL PHILANTHROPY

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Jul 31, 2017

When it comes to charitable giving, women play a key role that has only increased as women's percentage of overall wealth rises. Below are some key stats on the impact of women in the nonprofit sector and how they view charitable giving. $56...

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9 Ways Nonprofits can engage Millennials in Philanthropy 9 WAYS NONPROFITS CAN ENGAGE MILLENNIALS IN PHILANTHROPY

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Jul 11, 2017

Millennials are an interesting group. They have disrupted huge industries, created new and useful technology and think differently that most of the previous generations. They also tend to get a bad rap around the world of philanthropy and nonprofits....

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The State of Nonprofit Philanthropy Is Becoming Digital THE STATE OF NONPROFIT PHILANTHROPY IS BECOMING DIGITAL

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Jul 10, 2017

The current environment can be challenging for nonprofits. As resources are stretched thin, the need for services is continuing to increase. The University of San Francisco took a look at the current and future state of nonprofit philanthropy in the ...

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THE NEW DONOR LANDSCAPE THE NEW DONOR LANDSCAPE

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Jun 30, 2017

40% Percent of total. charitable donations from 2012-2013. $1,249 Average amount of annual donations. Percent using mobile devices to make a donation. Percent open to fundraising through social media Abila 57%.

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Do DO'S AND DON'TS: DONATION EMAILS

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Jun 30, 2017

Asking for donations via E-Mail can be a bit complicated. Here are some handy Do's and Do Not's when it comes to popping the question online: Get Straight to the Point: When making donation requests via email, being direct and to th...

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An Infographic on Nonprofit Infographics AN INFOGRAPHIC ON NONPROFIT INFOGRAPHICS

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Jun 27, 2017

Communication is evolutionary. Before we learned how to read and write, we learned how to speak. And before we learned how to speak, we learned how to hear and see. So from a purely scientific perspective, it’s not difficult to understand why v...

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Choosing the Right Nonprofit Logo CHOOSING THE RIGHT NONPROFIT LOGO

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Jun 13, 2017

When my daughter turned 2, I first understood the sheer power of logos and branding. We were driving in the car, and we passed one of many Dunkin’ Donuts in my town - I live north of Boston, and Dunkin Donuts are like oxygen around here. As we ...

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Components of a donation receipt COMPONENTS OF A DONATION RECEIPT

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Jun 09, 2017

Every nonprofit that uses a 4aGoodCause donation page has the ability to configure a custom email receipt for their online donors. Here are 8 basic elements these receipts should include: Address the donor by name. Thank the donor for their donation....

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5 strategies to improve nonprofit use of donor data 5 STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE NONPROFIT USE OF DONOR DATA

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May 31, 2017

Do you need to prioritize objectives? Content marketing and online social fundraising must be priority objectives. Keeping this in mind, I'd recommend the following: A database that helps you track retention across various donor segments and crea...

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Tech Philanthropy: To Give or Not to Give TECH PHILANTHROPY: TO GIVE OR NOT TO GIVE

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May 24, 2017

It’s no secret that the tech industry is overflowing with cash. From billion dollar valuations to billion dollar acquisitions, the sheer amount of money being thrown around will make your head spin. And somebody is keeping a good chunk of that ...

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What does it mean to act as a philanthropic community in 2017? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ACT AS A PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY IN 2017?

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May 18, 2017

What does it mean to say that a community has a distinct philanthropic character - a set of common patterns, practices, and cultural norms that distinguish a community’s giving? How should the nature of philanthropy at the community level be me...

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Newsletter Tips for Your Nonprofit NEWSLETTER TIPS FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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May 15, 2017

Does your nonprofit have a newsletter? If not, it probably should. A good newsletter keeps donors engaged and informed, acts as a vital promotion tool for events and fundraising campaigns, and drives traffic to your website. A bad newsletter does, we...

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Fundraising is a team sport FUNDRAISING IS A TEAM SPORT

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May 11, 2017

For events that rely on peer-to-peer fundraising, teams have become the backbone. It’s easy to see why: 100 teams can bring you as much revenue as 1,000 individual participants. For our latest infographic, we dug deep into the numbers to see wh...

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Habits of highly-motivated fundraisers HABITS OF HIGHLY-MOTIVATED FUNDRAISERS

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May 11, 2017

We often try to slice and dice event numbers in a myriad of complex ways to determine what make our fundraisers successful. Some organizations examine the tiniest of details, but maybe we’ve been overthinking how we identify success. We took a ...

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Nonprofit Organizations in the United States NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES

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May 05, 2017

There are thousands of great nonprofits, but do you ever wonder which nonprofit organizations get the most traction? To scratch our own itch, we put the time into creating the world’s top 100 nonprofit organizations list covering a whole range ...

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Which Causes Do Most Nonprofits Serve? WHICH CAUSES DO MOST NONPROFITS SERVE?

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May 01, 2017

We wondered: which cause areas have the most nonprofits working in them? And which have the fewest? We turned to our database to find the answers. Using National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) codes, we identified the five categories (NTEE major ...

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Social giving the power of peer-to-peer fundraising SOCIAL GIVING THE POWER OF PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Apr 30, 2017

Social giving online has more than doubled in the last 5 years with tools like Blackbaud's Friends Asking Friends fueling the money-raising success. In fact, People who use online tools raise 6x more than offline only and social media has surpass...

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Vital Web Design Tips for Nonprofits VITAL WEB DESIGN TIPS FOR NONPROFITS

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Apr 14, 2017

You’ll learn tips for Search Engine Optimization, Google Analytics, and Google AdWords, Developing a mobile-responsive website design that can be accessed from any device, Using web-based technology on your existing website, Creating a website ...

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4 Fundraising metrics to start prioritizing 4 FUNDRAISING METRICS TO START PRIORITIZING

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Apr 13, 2017

Fundraising can be all-consuming for your nonprofit. Yes, it’s all about the cause, but we also know how much of a nonprofit’s day-to-day functioning revolves around a budget. A common temptation is to put all your energy to continue to g...

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1 Employee Benefit That Will Give Your Company a Competitive Edge 1 EMPLOYEE BENEFIT THAT WILL GIVE YOUR COMPANY A COMPETITIVE EDGE

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Apr 11, 2017

Since the Industrial Revolution, companies have offered employee benefits and perks to compete for and retain top talent. Common employee benefits that companies offer include, health insurance, retirement plans, stock options, and paid leave. A...

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Donation Usability: Six Ways to Improve User Experience DONATION USABILITY: SIX WAYS TO IMPROVE USER EXPERIENCE

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Mar 24, 2017

As a nonprofit, your focus should not only be on directing possible donors to your donation page but also providing them with a clear, simple, and exciting donating experience. Your goal as an organization is to have all those who have reached your d...

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Donation Usability: 6 Ways to Improve User Experience DONATION USABILITY: 6 WAYS TO IMPROVE USER EXPERIENCE

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Mar 22, 2017

As a nonprofit, your focus should not only be on directing possible donors to your donation page but also providing them with a clear, simple, and exciting donating experience. Your goal as an organization is to have all those who have reached your d...

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10 Traits That Make Nonprofits Great 10 TRAITS THAT MAKE NONPROFITS GREAT

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Mar 21, 2017

This week's infographic, courtesy of the Horatio Alger Association, a nonprofit educational organization established in 1947 to dispel the mounting belief among the nation's youth that the American dream was no longer attainable," doesn&...

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2015 Charitable Giving Report 2015 CHARITABLE GIVING REPORT

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Mar 19, 2017

Overall charitable giving grew 4.9 % of all charitable giving in 2015, lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. how do non-profits compare? $13  amount raised per usable email address  2.04%  lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,...

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7 Strategies to Create Happier, More Generous Donors 7 STRATEGIES TO CREATE HAPPIER, MORE GENEROUS DONORS

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Mar 01, 2017

Do you know what motto is channeled by the most effective businesses? It’s a powerful concept coined by Jay Baer of Convince and Convert, and it’s known as “youtility”-being useful and customer-centered. It extends to your fun...

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HOW CAN NONPROFITS ENGAGE SUPPORTERS OF DIFFERENT GENERATIONS HOW CAN NONPROFITS ENGAGE SUPPORTERS OF DIFFERENT GENERATIONS

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Feb 28, 2017

In the age of digital, your supporters increasingly expect nonprofits to deliver more personalized engagement. 'Your constituents engage with you through many done!, Ws. important to develop a strategy at allows you to seamless experiences across...

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12 Tips Nonprofits Can Use to Get Online Donations 12 TIPS NONPROFITS CAN USE TO GET ONLINE DONATIONS

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Feb 06, 2017

Accepting donations online is a no-brainer for nonprofits and their donors. Giving online is easy for donors, as they can contribute anytime they find convenient, instead of relying on an ask through direct mail or at an event. Online giving makes ra...

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Not Every Nonprofit deserves your money NOT EVERY NONPROFIT DESERVES YOUR MONEY

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Feb 01, 2017

New ways for nonprofits to raise revenue spring into existence every year, but sources for those funds stay pretty much the same year after year. There is also a basic set of methods that should be the backbone of nonprofit fundraising.

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Another Science of Giving ANOTHER SCIENCE OF GIVING

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Jan 19, 2017

Giving is good and makes people happy. That’s the short summary of my science of giving posts and infographics, but I recently saw another great infographic on this topic. The good folks at Happify cover different studies and stats around givin...

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The Importance of Donor Retention THE IMPORTANCE OF DONOR RETENTION

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Jan 12, 2017

According to Love, nonprofits do a poor job of retaining donors compared to organizations in the for-profit sector - in part, because they tend not to have clearly defined donor-retention goals or devote adequate resources to tracking donor retention...

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The 3 C’s of Fundraising THE 3 C’S OF FUNDRAISING

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Jan 11, 2017

The 3 C’s of Fundraising are all 3 legs, or, the 3 Cs of fundraising capacity, commitment and connection should be firmly in place prior to raising money for a building renovation or endowment campaign.

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International Financial Inclusion Funding INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL INCLUSION FUNDING

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Jan 11, 2017

Based on the most recent CGAP Funder Survey, the infographic shows that international funders committed at least $29 billion in 2012 to support financial inclusion - an increase of 12 percent over 2011.

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Fundraising Ideas for nonprofits FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 10, 2017

AUCTION  Solicit donations from local businesses and travel agencies and then host an auction with dinner or some other main event. COMMUNITY DANCE Provide a family friendly atmosphere for a fun dance with a snack bar. DINNER Go casual with spag...

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THE COLLABORATIVE NONPROFIT THE COLLABORATIVE NONPROFIT

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Dec 31, 2016

This infographic puts finance and fundraising into perspective. “Collaboration between finance and fundraising is crucial to the success and growth of a nonprofit organization,” said Rich Dietz, Abila’s director of fundraising strat...

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WHY NONPROFITS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH TODAY WHY NONPROFITS ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH TODAY'S DONORS

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Dec 31, 2016

We are in the most prosperous time in human history gdp. Caplea - $,000 $45,00 $55.000 $50000. U.S. Gross Domestic Product per Capita 1951 – 2010. Yet charitable giving has been stuck at 2% of gdp for 50 years. 2.1% go 2.3%. Charitable Donation...

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4 QUICK TIPS TO RAISE MONEY ON #GIVINGTUESDAY 4 QUICK TIPS TO RAISE MONEY ON #GIVINGTUESDAY

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Dec 31, 2016

Giving Tuesday the latest iteration of post-Thanksgiving spending days (think Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday) is a global online movement dedicated to giving back. The occasion puts the spotlight on generosity, inspiring peopl...

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The 7 fundamentals of relationship fundraising THE 7 FUNDAMENTALS OF RELATIONSHIP FUNDRAISING

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Dec 31, 2016

Donor relationships should be engineered to offer the greatest value for supporters. Identify segments where it is appropriate to adopt a relationship approach and where transactional is more effective. Intense inspiration is the only thing that matt...

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Which fundraising event is right for your organization WHICH FUNDRAISING EVENT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Dec 31, 2016

Nearly 50% of all charities e use special events as a The average American supports 4.45 way to raise money-and charities. that the charities. For every 1,000 fundraising emails sent a nonprofit raises $17.13.274b of final donations came directl...

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5 SIGNS THAT INDICATE THAT A NON-PROFIT MAY NEED A REBRANDING 5 SIGNS THAT INDICATE THAT A NON-PROFIT MAY NEED A REBRANDING

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Dec 31, 2016

No one likes stale bread. They don't like stale messages either, yet non-profits and organizations continue to push the same stale messages year after year and expect to create real impact. One sure way to tell that it's a branding issue is t...

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VIBRANT DEMOCRACY. THRIVING COMMUNITIES. ENGAGED NONPROFITS VIBRANT DEMOCRACY. THRIVING COMMUNITIES. ENGAGED NONPROFITS

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Dec 31, 2016

Nonprofits Make Democracy Stronger. Nonprofits build bridges betweencommunity and government. Build smart, sustainable programs and policies that support communities. Strong democratic engagement builds community support. People share concerns, o er ...

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Thank you  to this years Annual Fund donors THANK YOU TO THIS YEARS ANNUAL FUND DONORS

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Dec 31, 2016

Your annual fund support has truly made a difference in the lives of our students, whether through financial assistance, student services and activities, experiential learning opportunities or campus improvements. Let's look at the total impact y...

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Crowdfunding for nonprofits CROWDFUNDING FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 22, 2016

Crowdfunding, or any form of group fundraising, used to refer to startups and individual projects seeking investors. Today, online crowdfunding sites (think Kickstarter and GoFundMe) have expanded to give individuals and organizations alike the power...

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Giving Tuesday Tips GIVING TUESDAY TIPS

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Nov 30, 2016

Founded in 2012, GivingTuesday has grown into a global movement that has engaged over 30,000 organizations worldwide. GivingTuesday 2015 saw $116.7 million in donations raised online. If you're giving to charity this GivingTuesday, make sure to g...

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10 Tips to Be Great at Giving 10 TIPS TO BE GREAT AT GIVING

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Nov 29, 2016

Today is GivingTuesday which unofficially kicks off the unofficial giving season. I’ve discussed GivingTuesday already, as have many many many others, but more so from a fundraiser and marketer’s perspective. So as we unofficially enter t...

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4 Science of Giving Studies Fundraisers Can Learn From 4 SCIENCE OF GIVING STUDIES FUNDRAISERS CAN LEARN FROM

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Nov 18, 2016

Why do people do what they do? If you’re in marketing, fundraising or sales this is an incredibly important question that is almost impossible to answer. But the pursuit of the answer is what is fun and why I’ve been loving a book called ...

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Summary Crowdfunding SUMMARY CROWDFUNDING

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Nov 13, 2016

As I’ve been doing some research and writing around crowdfunding for GivingTuesday I came across the following infographic from Craig Newmark on his site craigconnects. It’s a pretty solid infographic summarizing a lot of the data from ar...

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Year-End Fundraising by the Numbers YEAR-END FUNDRAISING BY THE NUMBERS

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Oct 25, 2016

As this nifty infographic from Nonprofit Hub shows, almost one-third of nonprofits raise almost half their budget at year-end, and 100% of those polled said they used direct mail! So, what’s your plan for year-end fundraising?

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The Power of Nonprofit Advocacy: Best Lobbying Resource Ever! THE POWER OF NONPROFIT ADVOCACY: BEST LOBBYING RESOURCE EVER!

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Sep 22, 2016

Voter polling commissioned by Independent Sector has found that, across the political spectrum, American voters are overwhelmingly united in support of the charitable sector. The findings are summarized in a new report, “United for Charity.&rdq...

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How to Use the Social Media Superheroes of Nonprofit Event Marketing HOW TO USE THE SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERHEROES OF NONPROFIT EVENT MARKETING

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Aug 18, 2016

If you are a nonprofit event coordinator, your favorite social superheroes are probably not the cape-wearing, shield-wielding kind. You know that the success of your event depends to a very large extent on the way you use social media networks like a...

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5 Steps to Create Infographics For Nonprofit Marketing Campaigns 5 STEPS TO CREATE INFOGRAPHICS FOR NONPROFIT MARKETING CAMPAIGNS

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Aug 18, 2016

Infographics continue to gain popularity as a form of content in the marketing and nonprofit realms. After all, these are two areas where it’s essential to communicate in timely and visually stimulating ways.When created strategically, infograp...

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America AMERICA'S BIGGEST DAY OF GIVING

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Aug 18, 2016

The benefit of this style is that it focuses on the impact and results of your organization. Focus on one success story and then break down the different components (what you accomplished, how you did it, and how you plan to move forward). Take this ...

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7 Design Myths Debunked for Nonprofits 7 DESIGN MYTHS DEBUNKED FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 18, 2016

Great design is crucial to engaging your audience and driving results. Among its many benefits, thoughtful, compelling design captures your audience’s attention, elevates your brand, reinforces your message, and drives conversions. By contrast,...

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End-of-Year Fundraising Campaign Planning END-OF-YEAR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN PLANNING

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Aug 01, 2016

End-of-year fundraising doesn't just happen in December. It takes months of building lists, inspiring and cultivating donors, and testing and analyzing metrics. To help you get the most out of end-of-year opportunities, we suggest you plan ahead ...

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The Rise of the Nonprofit Sector THE RISE OF THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Jul 11, 2016

 A striking upsurge is under way around the globe in organized voluntary activity and the creation of private, nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations. From the developed countries of North America, Europe and Asia to the developing societies...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Trends Among the 2016 Classy Awards Finalists INFOGRAPHIC: TRENDS AMONG THE 2016 CLASSY AWARDS FINALISTS

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May 20, 2016

In an era in which impactful social solutions often look nothing like their predecessors, it’s worth understanding what types of organizations are behind them. The way these innovators approach their work can push boundaries in the sector and e...

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Virtual Reality and Nonprofit Marketing VIRTUAL REALITY AND NONPROFIT MARKETING

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Apr 28, 2016

Marketing for the nonprofit sector has different end goals than marketing for business. While nonprofits must still meet financial goals in order to survive, the goal of their marketing campaigns is to build relationships. People do not donate, volun...

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Donation Landing Page: How design attracts donors DONATION LANDING PAGE: HOW DESIGN ATTRACTS DONORS

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Apr 20, 2016

Your donation page is an essential part of your nonprofit's website. For some nonprofits, this may be your primary way of receiving donations. Therefore, it is crucial to design a donation page that converts. If a viewer has already landed on you...

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10 Types of Social Media Posts Every Nonprofit Should Be Sending 10 TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS EVERY NONPROFIT SHOULD BE SENDING

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Apr 14, 2016

Has your organization hashtagged something recently? Have you looked at how many Facebook posts you’re creating each week? Do you know how many Twitter followers you have? If the answers to these questions are ambiguous, vague, or nonexistent, ...

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Faces of Philanthropy And Giving Personalities FACES OF PHILANTHROPY AND GIVING PERSONALITIES

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Mar 26, 2016

Why do people give (or why don’t they give)? It’s one of the most, if not the most, fundamental questions in fundraising. And perhaps more specifically, why does that person give? Donors can often get lumped into big buckets by what they ...

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What your nonprofit should invest into succeed WHAT YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULD INVEST INTO SUCCEED

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Mar 24, 2016

Smart investments can transform your organization and what it can achieve. Check out how other nonprofits spend to invest in their future, and ultimately, their cause. Invest in talent retention by providing your team with avenues for career mobility...

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Your Nonprofit Should Invest in to Succeed INFOGRAPHIC: WHAT YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULD INVEST IN TO SUCCEED

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Mar 24, 2016

Thirty-five percent of Americans have little to no confidence in charities, and 41 percent think nonprofit leaders are paid in excess. These negative stigmas can make nonprofit professionals feel like they’re walking on eggshells when it comes ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Meaningful Metrics for Donor Communications INFOGRAPHIC: MEANINGFUL METRICS FOR DONOR COMMUNICATIONS

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Mar 14, 2016

Donor communications can make or break a nonprofit organization. To attract and retain donors, you must connect through a variety of communication channels. But you can only gauge the effectiveness of your website, email, and other channels by knowin...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why You Should Attend the Collaborative + Classy Awards INFOGRAPHIC: WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND THE COLLABORATIVE + CLASSY AWARDS

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Mar 01, 2016

The Collaborative + Classy Awards is an event like no other. It brings together nonprofit professionals, social entrepreneurs, grantmakers, cause experts, and students for game-changing conversations to accelerate social progress. Beginning in San Di...

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Questions Nonprofits Should Ask to Assess Their Risk Management Practices QUESTIONS NONPROFITS SHOULD ASK TO ASSESS THEIR RISK MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

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Feb 13, 2016

If, like the majority of Americans, you have some (or most) of your retirement savings invested in stocks, the last month and a half has been disconcerting (to say the least). The same is true for nonprofit organizations, which count on grants from e...

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Donor Retention Infographic DONOR RETENTION INFOGRAPHIC

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Feb 11, 2016

Keeping donors happy, engaged and connected (or just keeping them at all) is a communications issue. Yes, you need to ask them to give (by fundraising), but what you do after someone gives and before you ask them to give again makes all the differenc...

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Day in the Life of a Development Officer INFOGRAPHIC: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

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Jan 22, 2016

The development officer holds one of the most important roles in a nonprofit organization, as they are primarily responsible for bringing in the money that supports the organization. They are tasked with developing, overseeing, and implementing a str...

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The Revenue of the US THE REVENUE OF THE US'S BIGGEST BRANDS

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Jan 22, 2016

This infographic breaks down the biggest companies per state by revenue for both 2014 and 2015. Next, the five biggest company by revenue is identified for 6 major world regions. - See more at: https://visual.ly/revenue-uss-biggest-brands#sthash.zqyu...

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Characteristics of a Classy Awards Nominee INFOGRAPHIC: 5 CHARACTERISTICS OF A CLASSY AWARDS NOMINEE

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Jan 12, 2016

With the new year underway, we are excited to gear up for the 2016 Collaborative + Classy Awards, a one-of-a-kind three-day learning event in June showcasing the most innovative organizations in the social sector.

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The 2016 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report [Infographic] THE 2016 NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS TRENDS REPORT [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Jan 05, 2016

We’ll be sharing a lot more detail from the report over the next several weeks.  Here’s the first of two infographics, including new data on communications team size. Watch for the second one tomorrow, with new data on salaries!

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How Digital and Social Media Tools Have Transformed Nonprofits HOW DIGITAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS HAVE TRANSFORMED NONPROFITS

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Nov 19, 2015

Social media is not a fad, nor is it a trend - it is a way of life. Digital and social media tools have completely revolutionized the ways in which people communicate with each other, as well as the ways that we consume and share information. Love th...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Secret to a More Lucrative Year-End Campaign INFOGRAPHIC: THE SECRET TO A MORE LUCRATIVE YEAR-END CAMPAIGN

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Nov 04, 2015

The year-end fundraising season kicks off a substantial revenue stream for organizations that will help sustain them in the 12 months that follow. While running a campaign purely on individual donations can prove lucrative — especially given th...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Anatomy of a Registration With Fundraising Page INFOGRAPHIC: THE ANATOMY OF A REGISTRATION WITH FUNDRAISING PAGE

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Oct 13, 2015

Nonprofit events are a staple in every fundraising strategy. Whether your organization is planning a walk/run, a fundraiser, a fashion show, or an annual gala, these events are a great way to engage supporters and inspire them to give back. Most reve...

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INFOGRAPHIC: #GivingTuesday By The Numbers INFOGRAPHIC: #GIVINGTUESDAY BY THE NUMBERS

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Sep 29, 2015

It may be a relative newcomer to the social impact sector, but #GivingTuesday is fast becoming the rallying point for nonprofits all over the world. With 20,000 partner organizations in 2014, the global day of giving raised over $45.7 million. And we...

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Nonprofit Technology: Changing The World NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY: CHANGING THE WORLD

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Sep 23, 2015

Technology has changed the nonprofit world permanently. The rise of social networks and mobile devices has completely revolutionized the way that people communiciate, network and discover information. Is your organization taking advantage of all that...

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Using Cross-sells and Upsells to Increase Revenue (Infographic) USING CROSS-SELLS AND UPSELLS TO INCREASE REVENUE (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Jul 16, 2015

Many marketers and growth hackers often focus on optimizing top of the funnel. They test every variable imaginable, always chasing higher homepage conversion rates. Yet many of them (especially the growth people) miss out on optimizing further down t...

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A Brief History of Charitable Giving A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHARITABLE GIVING

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Jul 14, 2015

A Brief History of Charitable Giving [INFOGRAPHIC] Charity has been part of human culture for thousands of years. There are numerous instances of charitable acts in ancient civilizations dating back as far as 2500 BCE (or 4,500 years ago), which is a...

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What Is Revenue Lifecycle Management? WHAT IS REVENUE LIFECYCLE MANAGEMENT?

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Jul 13, 2015

Businesses are always seeking new ways to decrease cost and increase revenue, and a very efficient and holistic approach is revenue life-cycle management.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The ULTIMATE Thank You for Nonprofits INFOGRAPHIC: THE ULTIMATE THANK YOU FOR NONPROFITS

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May 26, 2015

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Properly thanking supporters is a fundamental part of great donor stewardship. When you send a sincere thank you letter, it shows donors that their gift has been noticed and appreciated. Not only that, your thank you message is ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Race Day Road Map for Charity Run/Walks INFOGRAPHIC: RACE DAY ROAD MAP FOR CHARITY RUN/WALKS

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May 07, 2015

The charity run/walk is a very common fundraising event, but it can also be a huge project. Although preparations like securing a location and making a fundraising plan start weeks or months beforehand, the big day is still packed with work. But it d...

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Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines TYPHOON HAGUPIT IN THE PHILIPPINES

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Jan 27, 2015

The map and storm details show how the World Food Program is prepared to face Typhoon Hagupit. The middle section with the supply and staff icons is also an eye-catching way of relating their plans.

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30 Years With the Carters 30 YEARS WITH THE CARTERS

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Jan 27, 2015

What We Love About It: While not every donor or volunteer will have as big an impact as Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, this is a wonderfully creative way of saying “thank you.”

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Lets talk about hunger LETS TALK ABOUT HUNGER

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Jan 27, 2015

The use of color to illustrate the increasing danger hunger poses in each situation. The gradual transition from purple and blue into red conveys the urgent need for aid.

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New Nation Torn Apart NEW NATION TORN APART

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Jan 27, 2015

The image uses bar graphs, geography, and shading to show a ton of information without becoming visually confusing.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Sea Turtles EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEA TURTLES

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Jan 27, 2015

The three main sections tell a story to the reader by introducing the turtle species, explaining what is threatening them, and showing people how they can help.

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Progress by the Bucketful PROGRESS BY THE BUCKETFUL

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Jan 27, 2015

The ALS Association used an infographic to recap and explain the impact of their viral Ice Bucket Challenge. They show how a sharable graphic can help distribute information following a fundraising event.

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Child Labor in Tobacco Farming CHILD LABOR IN TOBACCO FARMING

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Jan 27, 2015

While many infographics benefit from bright colors, the subdued hues in this image match and highlight the subject matter.

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What is Driving Nonprofit Sector’s Growth? WHAT IS DRIVING NONPROFIT SECTOR’S GROWTH?

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Dec 10, 2014

During the recession, while for-profit businesses struggled with decreased revenues causing significant downsizing, high unemployment rates, and record-breaking home foreclosures, the nonprofit sector continued its pattern of growth, and actually thr...

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How Technology is Changing Philanthropy HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING PHILANTHROPY

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Oct 01, 2014

With high-speed Internet and a variety of crowdfunding platforms and mobile apps, technology is changing the world of philanthropy. Charities have started taking advantage of digital media to generate online engagement, spread a word about their caus...

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Charity and Technology: How Tech Is Changing Philanthropy CHARITY AND TECHNOLOGY: HOW TECH IS CHANGING PHILANTHROPY

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Sep 18, 2014

How technology is changing the face of the charitable sector, one bucket of ice at a time. A potentially sticky side effect for charities is that, while social media is a great way of attracting donors, these new-wave philanthropists tend to be fligh...

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16 Ways the Internet Supercharged Viral Philanthropy 16 WAYS THE INTERNET SUPERCHARGED VIRAL PHILANTHROPY

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Feb 11, 2014

The positive effects of these individual campaigns were readily apparent at the conclusion of their funding periods, but by juxtaposing the numbers now, we can see the real impact of viral philanthropy as a movement.

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The Power of Peer-to-Peer THE POWER OF PEER-TO-PEER

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Jun 20, 2013

Donor retention is incredibly important, but to keep your fundraising growing you need to do more than just keep existing donors. You need to acquire new ones too! This infographic that we produced a while back highlights how peer-to-peer fundraising...

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Where Do We Stand? WHERE DO WE STAND?

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Jun 20, 2013

Most people are familiar with the eBenchmark Study put out by NTEN and M+R Associates each year. That’s a good thing because it’s filled with valuable information. In particular, it gives a nice overview of the state of the digital world ...

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Why Online Fundraising is the Future [INFOGRAPHIC] WHY ONLINE FUNDRAISING IS THE FUTURE [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Jun 12, 2013

If you’re familiar with the 2013 Nonprofit eBenchmarks Study, you know that online fundraising isn’t just for the future: it’s important for your nonprofit right now.

Fundraising online isn’t a channel that exis...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Take Your Holiday Fundraising to a New Level INFOGRAPHIC: TAKE YOUR HOLIDAY FUNDRAISING TO A NEW LEVEL

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Nov 09, 2012

Make no mistake about it, the holidays are a critical time of year for the nonprofit community.

For many organizations, holiday fundraising performance can be the difference between financial health and further belt-tightening. Even if...

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Star Wars Revenue Throughout Our Galaxy STAR WARS REVENUE THROUGHOUT OUR GALAXY

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May 31, 2012

When Luke Skywalker first tapped the button on his lightsaber in 1977, what also hummed to life was a merchandise empire that shows little sign of slowing its rampage through fans’ wallets. Toys, clothing, books, videogames, all the ancillary s...

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How the war in Syria hurts Children HOW THE WAR IN SYRIA HURTS CHILDREN

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Save the Children has pre-prepared supplies and staff in some of the areas where families are being brought to, including 10,000 food baskets and 30,000 medical kits. In addition, Save the Children is preparing child protection and education programs...

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Infographic: The Global Education Crisis INFOGRAPHIC: THE GLOBAL EDUCATION CRISIS

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For millions of children in developing countries, another missed school year is another missed opportunity to lift themselves out of the cycle of illiteracy and poverty. buildOn is breaking this cycle by breaking ground on a new school every three da...

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Nirajan NIRAJAN

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Nirajan’s story shows how many partners are required to deliver quality healthcare to the world’s poorest. Thanks to our many partners including Saathi Sewa, the Nepali government, Buddha Air, GE, the Indian Embassy, medical centers acros...

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What’s Trending with Foundations and Social Media? WHAT’S TRENDING WITH FOUNDATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA?

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Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training we connect people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center serves both grantmakers ...

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The U.S. Maternal Health Care Crisis THE U.S. MATERNAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS

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This infographic works due to a bold and colorful visual, startling statistics, plus a website link to learn about more information.

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Compassion International – Child Sponsorship Works COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL – CHILD SPONSORSHIP WORKS

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I love this infographic, because it grabs you right at the top with a great photo. It focuses not on the issue or on the organization itself, but the impact that sponsoring a child has on the world. If you are considering donating or sponsoring a chi...

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Colorado Charitable Giving Infographic COLORADO CHARITABLE GIVING INFOGRAPHIC

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Professional Fundraisers are allowed to keep most of the money raised for charity if they don’t lie about how much the keep. Best way to determine if charitable organization is one you can trust is by looking at financial history/ performance.

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#GivingTuesday #GIVINGTUESDAY

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#GivingTuesday Insights and Tips for Your Day of Giving Infographic

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Inspire Donors with Compelling Videos INSPIRE DONORS WITH COMPELLING VIDEOS

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Inspire Donors with Compelling Videos Infographic

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A New Generation of Giving A NEW GENERATION OF GIVING

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Is your nonprofit invisible to two-thirds of the U.S. workforce ?

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The Direct Mail Fundraising Paradox THE DIRECT MAIL FUNDRAISING PARADOX

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For most people, direct mail is annoying. However, it works. Direct mail drives people to digital donations, but a poor online experience decreases giving.

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Dynamic Event Fundraising DYNAMIC EVENT FUNDRAISING

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Increase donations and gain new donors with mobile fundraising at events. Real-time recognition inspires attendees to conveniently give in the moment.

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Mobile Alerts for Donor MOBILE ALERTS FOR DONOR

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Mobile Alerts for Donor Engagement Infographic

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Online Giving Tips ONLINE GIVING TIPS

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Make your donation page look awesome on every device make it FASt..make it SECURE..and MEASURE everything.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Diversify Your Fundraising INFOGRAPHIC: DIVERSIFY YOUR FUNDRAISING

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Fundraising is a never-ending concern for any social impact organization. But nonprofit development professionals should know that they are not limited to just one or two revenue sources. With a diverse fundraising portfolio, organizations can operat...

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Givng On The Go GIVNG ON THE GO

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To get started collecting in-person mobile donations and payments.

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Charitable Giving By Generation CHARITABLE GIVING BY GENERATION

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Learn how your organization can effectively target all demographics of donors to start raising more money today!

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Instagram Fundraising INSTAGRAM FUNDRAISING

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Instagram’s current tool set makes it very challenging for nonprofits to convert their Instagram followers into donors. Over time through powerful visual storytelling a nonprofit can build a strong brand and grow their Instagram following, but ...

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Facebook Fundraising FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING

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Every fundraising page features prominent Facebook sharing buttons. When a page is shared on Facebook, it will automatically display the image associated with your page. Following a donation, users are prompted to share your fundraising page on Faceb...

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Twitter for Nonprofits TWITTER FOR NONPROFITS

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It’s impossible to apply Twitter best practices across all segments of the nonprofit sector because of the wide variety of causes and follower counts, but scientific analysis of Twitter clearly indicate that there is right way and a wrong way t...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Value of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising INFOGRAPHIC: THE VALUE OF PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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How can peer-to-peer fundraising transform your organization? It goes further than only providing new funding opportunities. For example, peer-to-peer fundraisers are evangelists for your cause, fueled by their passion for your mission. They spend ti...

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Summer Fundraising Ideas SUMMER FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Your donors are on vacation, your kids are out of school and summer fun is in the air! Mobile technology makes it easy for any organization, big or small, to host an effective summertime fundraising event.

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Text to Everything TEXT TO EVERYTHING

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Use keywords and messaging to increase response rates for everything in your nonprofit organization

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8 Ways to Increase Online Donations 8 WAYS TO INCREASE ONLINE DONATIONS

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One of the fastest growing ways to fundraise is via the web. Sure, you can go door to door requesting donations, or send mailers, or spend all day washing cars, but online fundraising works 24/7, day and night, collecting donations and doing a lot of...

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HOW MUCH COULD YOUR NONPROFIT RAISE FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS? HOW MUCH COULD YOUR NONPROFIT RAISE FROM INDIVIDUAL DONORS?

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To us, that says that we may have found some universal truths about individual donorfundraising for small and mighty organizations— those with 2014 revenues under $2 million. These are some of our findings.

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Anatomy of a Nonprofit Newsletter ANATOMY OF A NONPROFIT NEWSLETTER

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Building an email list is a proven strategy for promoting content, nurturing leads, and maintaining brand awareness. For nonprofit organizations, a newsletter is all about providing relevant news and reminding the audience that it’s never too l...

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The Nonprofit Overtime Implementation Conundrum THE NONPROFIT OVERTIME IMPLEMENTATION CONUNDRUM

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Finding of the National Survey of Nonprofits with Government Grants and Contracts Regarding the New DOL Overtime Rules.

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FUNDRAISING MEDIA DNA: DIRECT MAIL FUNDRAISING MEDIA DNA: DIRECT MAIL

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Did you know: Charities spend the majority of
their advertising budgets on direct mail (61%)

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Make More of Online Fundraising MAKE MORE OF ONLINE FUNDRAISING

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Virgin Money Giving is all about, well, giving. So let us give you some juicy facts we discovered about giving online in the UK. It might get you thinking differently about how to make more of online fundraising.

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Make More of Online Fundraising MAKE MORE OF ONLINE FUNDRAISING

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Virgin Money Giving is all about, well, giving. So let us give you some juicy facts we discovered about giving online in the UK. It might get you thinking differently about how to make more of online fundraising.

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DWD 2016 Grant Funding Infographic DWD 2016 GRANT FUNDING INFOGRAPHIC

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In 2016, 133 applications from 63 organisations across New Zealand received a consumer leadership development grant (CLDG) or workforce development grant (WDG) from Te Pou.

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Funding The Arts FUNDING THE ARTS

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The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

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Grant Closeout GRANT CLOSEOUT

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What happens to unused federal grant funds?

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EnAbling Nonprofits Ontario ENABLING NONPROFITS ONTARIO

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What is accessibility and why are nonprofit organizations positioned to lead the way in accessible communities across Ontario? In order to advocate, engage and lead on this issue, what does your nonprofit need to know about the Accessibility for Onta...

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Rural Vitality: Rural social enterprise RURAL VITALITY: RURAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

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How do we maintain, restore, and enhance community resources and assets? Our new infographic, in partnership with SEOntario.org and the Canadian CED Network, explores what rural social enterprise is and how we can support it.

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