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Nonprofits: A Mission of Service NONPROFITS: A MISSION OF SERVICE

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Nov 10, 2019

The drive to create a nonprofit organization often comes from a place of passion and is often profoundly personal. The efforts required to make that passion a reality, though, are quite practical, requiring attention to detail and a good deal of paperwork. Just as you’re passionate about your ...

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Marketing Automation 101 for Nonprofits MARKETING AUTOMATION 101 FOR NONPROFITS

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Nov 04, 2019

Did you know 76% of customers expect companies to understand their needs and expectations, and 59% say personalized engagement based on past interactions is very important? Customer expectations are higher than ever, and marketers are trying to fulfill those expectations. But what does this have tha...

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Outcome Metrics: Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World OUTCOME METRICS: MEASURING WHAT MATTERS IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD

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Oct 21, 2019

Amid increasing demand for transparency and accountability, today’s nonprofits are seeking ways to both produce and to demonstrate successful outcomes. Heightened expectations and heightened scrutiny come from several sources—including ever more-engaged funders looking for financial mana...

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BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING NONPROFIT CAPACITY WITH TECHNOLOGY BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING NONPROFIT CAPACITY WITH TECHNOLOGY

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Oct 14, 2019

The role of technology in society has never been more important. No matter what you dedicate your life to, technology helps you do it faster, smarter, and better. The same is true in the social sector. Today’s technology has had profound effects on how nonprofits and charitable organizations d...

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Connecting Dollars to Outcomes How To Measure Outcomes That Deliver Mission Impact in Nonprofits CONNECTING DOLLARS TO OUTCOMES HOW TO MEASURE OUTCOMES THAT DELIVER MISSION IMPACT IN NONPROFITS

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Oct 01, 2019

When a 7.0 earthquake flattened Haiti in 2010, millions of donors rushed to help, funneling money to a large global humanitarian organization. Contributions climbed to half a billion dollars in one of the most successful online fundraising campaigns ever. But five years later, only six homes had bee...

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Community Foundation Business Model Disruption in the 21st Century COMMUNITY FOUNDATION BUSINESS MODEL DISRUPTION IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Sep 24, 2019

For the past several years, a debate has simmered in the community foundation field about the future of the community foundation business model. Some leaders in the field have said that the model is “broken” while others feel comfortable about the future of their organizations. In 2014, ...

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Understanding the True Financial Potential of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE FINANCIAL POTENTIAL OF PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Sep 09, 2019

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a multi-tiered approach to fundraising that has the power to exponentially increase your nonprofit’s reach, funds, and overall return on investment. Our Classy platform data shows that success with this campaign type is directly influenced by a few key factors, such...

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ACCOUNTING UPDATE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES: REVENUE RECOGNITION ACCOUNTING UPDATE FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ENTITIES: REVENUE RECOGNITION

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Sep 09, 2019

In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The ASU and its subsequent amendments supersede almost all revenue recognition requirements under accounting principles generally accept...

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A New Approach to Donor Engagement Moving Away From a Transactional Process A NEW APPROACH TO DONOR ENGAGEMENT MOVING AWAY FROM A TRANSACTIONAL PROCESS

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Sep 05, 2019

In June of 2019, Giving USA published its annual report detailing trends in domestic charitable giving for the 2018 calendar year. Following four years of sustained growth in domestic charitable contributions that exceeded $435 billion in 2017, the 2019 report documented a 1.7 percent decline in don...

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Connecting Dollars to Outcomes: How to Master & Measure Mission Impact CONNECTING DOLLARS TO OUTCOMES: HOW TO MASTER & MEASURE MISSION IMPACT

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Sep 03, 2019

When a 7.0 earthquake flattened Haiti in 2010, millions of donors rushed to an iconic humanitarian nonprofit to help. Contributions climbed to half a billion dollars in one of the most successful online fundraising campaigns ever. But five years later, only six homes had been rebuilt. Although the o...

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Community Fundraising Toolkit COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING TOOLKIT

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Aug 31, 2019

 For people with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma or other diseases, a cure exists and it could be you! Any ordinary person can be someone’s cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry®, financial contributor or volunteer. We count on our supporters to help ...

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THE THREE FUNDAMENTALS OF SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS THE THREE FUNDAMENTALS OF SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

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Aug 29, 2019

GoFundraise is one of Australia's leading online fundraising platforms, empowering over 1,000 non-prof-its and their causes by making online fundraising quick and easy. Through leveraging the intemet, social media and mobile, we help charities reach more people and raise more funds while reducin...

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Cost Savings And Business Benefits Of The Madison Logic Platform COST SAVINGS AND BUSINESS BENEFITS OF THE MADISON LOGIC PLATFORM

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Aug 29, 2019

In account-based marketing (ABM) campaigns, B2B marketers can target contacts with pinpoint accuracy through programmatic advertising. They can also create personalized content for buyers at every stage of the purchase journey. However, three challenges remain: Are businesses targeting the right con...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT PROCESS

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Aug 15, 2019

Nonprofits are essential to U.S. communities, providing a wide variety of critical services and support to those in need. From food banks and selfhelp organizations, to family social services agencies and counseling centers, these organizations uplift the communities, individuals and causes they ser...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Shared-Value Alliance: Working Together to Create Meaningful Social Impact SHARED-VALUE ALLIANCE: WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE MEANINGFUL SOCIAL IMPACT

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Aug 13, 2019

A new approach to traditional partnership models between non-profit and corporate organizations expands the scale and reach of efforts to help more households build savings and financial security. We are facing a national savings crisis. Too many Americans are one unexpected car repair, one broken f...

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The Power of Foundations as Community Conveners THE POWER OF FOUNDATIONS AS COMMUNITY CONVENERS

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Aug 08, 2019

More and more these days, we hear a rising desire from foundations across the impact ecosystem to take a more active role in their focal issue areas and to move those relationships beyond sending out a few checks each year. These leading foundations want to foster deeper learning, spark connections,...

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An accessible, transparent and reliable money circle and crowdfunding application AN ACCESSIBLE, TRANSPARENT AND RELIABLE MONEY CIRCLE AND CROWDFUNDING APPLICATION

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Aug 04, 2019

ROSCA funding (money circles) is an extremely popular way of private funding. Although they are becoming more popular every single day, the traditional way of organizing the circle which is mostly done through private networks set a barrier for honest people looking for funding without interest to a...

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Balanced Management for Nonprofits BALANCED MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFITS

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Aug 03, 2019

It’s commonly complained that nonprofit organizations don’t act like businesses. Most of the time, the complaint is unfair or unfounded or both. Most of the time, those unfair or unfounded complaints would be more accurately expressed, “I wish it were a business, then [I think] I w...

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Nonprofit Talent How to Get the Most from Your Leaders NONPROFIT TALENT HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR LEADERS

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Aug 01, 2019

Nonprofits want to retain young employees. Young employees want to advance in their careers. But few charities have the resources to send many staff members to training courses or to run the kind of full-fledged leadership-development programs that corporations have. Leadership training need not bus...

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Artificial Intelligence in Nonprofit Organizations ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jul 30, 2019

Artificial intelligence is a general term for several types of computer programming that are used to develop deep analyses of data sets and perform tasks. Employing a specific set of orders designed to solve problems — called an algorithm — AI software can tease out unseen information an...

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Understanding the Nonprofit Landscape in Northwest Ohio UNDERSTANDING THE NONPROFIT LANDSCAPE IN NORTHWEST OHIO

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Jul 30, 2019

The Center for Nonprofit Resources (“The Center”) was established in 2002 with the mission to ensure nonprofit organizations in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan have the information and resources required to operate in an efficient and effective manner. In 2018, The Center identifie...

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NONPROFIT STANDARD – SUMMER 2019 NONPROFIT STANDARD – SUMMER 2019

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Jul 29, 2019

The nonprofit industry is anything but static. Many outside factors impact their daily operations. Following is a list of what we see as the top 10 trends that are currently impacting nonprofit organizations.

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Essentials for Nonprofit Operations Management ESSENTIALS FOR NONPROFIT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

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Jul 25, 2019

This guide is intended to give an overview of the operational responsibilities of nonprofit organizations. We hope it will be useful for staff at new organizations, staff who are new to their operations role, and those at existing organizations who want to ensure they are meeting legal compliance ob...

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Unique Travel Program Fundraisers UNIQUE TRAVEL PROGRAM FUNDRAISERS

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Jul 25, 2019

Traveling as a student group is a life-changing experience
that forges real-world connections to classroom learning,
inspires independence, and gives teachers the opportunity
to connect with students in a unique and important way.

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NONPROFIT STANDARD NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2019 NONPROFIT STANDARD NEWSLETTER - SUMMER 2019

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Jul 24, 2019

The nonprofit industry is anything but static. Many outside factors impact their daily operations. Following is a list of what we see as the top 10 trends that are currently impacting nonprofit organizations.

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Nonprofit Organizations in New York State: Profile of Employment and Wages NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN NEW YORK STATE: PROFILE OF EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES

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Jul 24, 2019

Nonprofit organizations, large and small, provide a multitude of services throughout New York State. Many nonprofits deliver essential services on behalf of the State and other governmental entities, including health care, social welfare, care for the disabled, education and more. Given these import...

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Artificial Intelligence 101 for Nonprofits ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 101 FOR NONPROFITS

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Jul 23, 2019

Nonprofit professionals hear the term Artificial Intelligence and realize that change is coming. What they may not realize is that this change will dramatically transform their world. The successful nonprofits of tomorrow will be the ones who invest time and money today to understand and embrace AI,...

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Compliance Risk Management for the Empowered Nonprofit COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT FOR THE EMPOWERED NONPROFIT

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Jul 22, 2019

Today’s mission-focused nonprofit leadership must effectively address reputational and operational risks related to compliance management. But transformational accounting technologies offer new opportunities to accelerate the observation of evolving standards and maximize organizational impact...

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BAZA FOUNDATION BAZA FOUNDATION

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Jul 19, 2019

Donation and charity platforms have been in existence since time immemorial. The Internet has made taking donations online become an essential tool for charity advocates. As such a large number of donation and charity groups have now gone digital and are currently exploring the different opportuniti...

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Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit World ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD

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Jul 18, 2019

We all understand that artificial intelligence (AI) is beginning to permeate through all aspects of our work and personal lives. It is starting to impact every sector, including nonprofits. There is often the conversation about the digital divide, and it’s an idea that can also exist in the ph...

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Certainty in Uncertain Times: A Nonprofit CERTAINTY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO RISK MANAGEMENT AND SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Jul 18, 2019

Whether your nonprofit organization specializes in camps, afterschool programs, elderly care, healthcare centers, or other services, you face situations each day that could cause your organization to be sued: A patron slips on the floor of a museum. A child breaks her arm during an after school fitn...

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The 2019 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report THE 2019 FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIVING REPORT

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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The Impact of On-Demand Support on Event Fundraising Performance THE IMPACT OF ON-DEMAND SUPPORT ON EVENT FUNDRAISING PERFORMANCE

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Jul 17, 2019

In the latest white paper from Charity Dynamics, “The Impact of On-Demand Support on Event Fundraising,” we examine how on-demand support for your participants can be a simple but important way to ensure your online event fundraising goes smoothly.

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Compete and Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE AND WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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Crowdsourcing and Nonprofits CROWDSOURCING AND NONPROFITS

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Jul 15, 2019

The crowd is a diverse group of capable individuals who can make a significant contribution to your non-profit organization. Crowdsourcing is community engagement at a much larger scale, and for non-profits it goes far beyond raising money. From pooling knowledge to micro-volunteering, consider taki...

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Beneficial Giving Vehicles for Charitable Individuals in 2019 BENEFICIAL GIVING VEHICLES FOR CHARITABLE INDIVIDUALS IN 2019

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Jul 14, 2019

The Act left intact the Qualified Charitable Distribution (a/k/a charitable IRA rollover) which allows individuals over 70½ to make charitable gifts directly from an IRA (traditional or Roth) up to $100,000 each year to a qualifying charitable organization. The distribution can be used by ind...

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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2019 Nonprofit LEADERSHIP IMPACT STUDY 2019 NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP IMPACT STUDY

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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Participatory Action Research Grants PARTICIPATORY ACTION RESEARCH GRANTS

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Jul 06, 2019

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

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Systems Change Grant SYSTEMS CHANGE GRANT

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, by President Trump, nearly doubled the federal estate and gift tax exemptions for individuals, increasing the exemption from $5.49 million per individual in 2017 to $11.4 million in 2019, to be indexed for inflation each year. Our clie...

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

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Jun 30, 2019

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

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ESG investing—a governance guide for nonprofit fiduciaries ESG INVESTING—A GOVERNANCE GUIDE FOR NONPROFIT FIDUCIARIES

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Jun 30, 2019

More and more nonprofits are seeking to align their behaviors—including how they invest—with their values. We recognize this desire and want nonprofit fiduciaries to understand the various steps involved in considering this objective, both in terms of the investment process as well as th...

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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Philanthropy 101 Working with Foundations PHILANTHROPY 101 WORKING WITH FOUNDATIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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EVERYDAY GIVING IN INDIA REPORT EVERYDAY GIVING IN INDIA REPORT

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

As a tool for communication, email is one of the most effective and efficient tools at your disposal. No matter what type of fundraising you practice, you probably spend most of your day sending and receiving emails when you’re not out of the office visiting donors. In 2013, Forrester asked 39...

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OREGON NONPROFIT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS OREGON NONPROFIT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

Qualitative research, such as interviews or focus groups, can yield important insights into specific issues or situations that nonprofits may find valuable in understanding. It is essential that qualitative data and analysis be sound and reliable, and there are best practices for increasing the like...

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2019 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report 2019 FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIVING REPORT

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 14, 2019

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

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Monthly Donor Metrics MONTHLY DONOR METRICS

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 08, 2019

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

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

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Jun 07, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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TELEPHONE FUNDRAISING TELEPHONE FUNDRAISING

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Jun 04, 2019

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) is the professional membership body for UK fundraising. We support fundraisers through leadership and representation; best practice and compliance; education and networking; and we champion and promote fundraising as a career choice. We have over 560 organisational...

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

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Jun 04, 2019

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

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

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Jun 02, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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

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May 28, 2019

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

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NON PROFIT APPLICATION NON PROFIT APPLICATION

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May 27, 2019

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

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Donor Retention Math Made Simple DONOR RETENTION MATH MADE SIMPLE

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May 25, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 19, 2019

For funders driven toward scalable philanthropic change, collective action allows them to take on increasingly complex social problems. By pooling resources, coordinating services, and collaborating around goals and sustainability, philanthropic organizations can begin to address the most pressing a...

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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Donor Advised funds DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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May 12, 2019

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

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What Donors Value WHAT DONORS VALUE

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May 09, 2019

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

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Dashboards for Nonprofits DASHBOARDS FOR NONPROFITS

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May 06, 2019

The old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words” rings true when discussing Dashboards. Dashboards can portray both complex scenarios and subtle situations with ease. The science behind what we see and how we interpret data/images continues to unfold. What do we know? Images are pow...

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Global Blockchain Survey GLOBAL BLOCKCHAIN SURVEY

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May 05, 2019

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

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DIGITAL HUMANITIES ADVANCEMENT GRANTS DIGITAL HUMANITIES ADVANCEMENT GRANTS

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May 04, 2019

Digital Humanities Advancement Grants (DHAG) support digital projects at different stages throughout their lifecycles, from early start-up phases through implementation and sustainability. Experimentation, reuse, and extensibility are hallmarks of this program, leading to innovative work that can sc...

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

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May 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 30, 2019

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

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India Philanthropy Report 2019 INDIA PHILANTHROPY REPORT 2019

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Apr 30, 2019

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

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Disability in Philanthropy and Nonprofits DISABILITY IN PHILANTHROPY AND NONPROFITS

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Apr 30, 2019

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

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The ABCs Of Fundraising THE ABCS OF FUNDRAISING

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Apr 15, 2019

Whether you’re a fundraising pro or an “accidental” fundraiser, it’s always good to remember your ABCs. And why not have a little fun while you do! From Appeals to LYBUNT to Year-End Giving, test your knowledge of these essential fundraising terms. A request or solicitation f...

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30-Day Spring Fundraising Plan 30-DAY SPRING FUNDRAISING PLAN

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Apr 09, 2019

Spring is in the air! You’ve made it through another cold, dark winter and are ready to tackle the joys and energy of spring. Your donors are feeling happy and generous. What better time than now for a fundraising campaign? Whether you’re launching a new initiative, dovetailing with your...

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Security Donations SECURITY DONATIONS

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Mar 31, 2019

Security Donations project aimed at addressing problems associated with the charity industry: lack of transparency and data openness. Platform allows you to track funds movement and make sure that donations have reached the recipient. The functioning of the system is provided by the internal coin Se...

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Catholic Foundations Continue to Advance in the United States CATHOLIC FOUNDATIONS CONTINUE TO ADVANCE IN THE UNITED STATES

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Mar 31, 2019

In 2016, we released one of the first studies on religious-based fundraising foundations, The Advancement of Religious-Based Fundraising Foundations in the United States. We examined religious giving and focused on the use of stand-alone fundraising foundations, a strategy that many types of religio...

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The Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Fundraising Events THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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Mar 31, 2019

Fundraising events are a nonprofit mainstay, but they typically take a lot of time, money, and effort to produce. Because even the most basic events can run into tens of thousands of dollars, it’s important to squeeze as much return on investment (ROI) from these big budget and resource activi...

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Philanthropy White Paper PHILANTHROPY WHITE PAPER

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Mar 25, 2019

In this paper, Liam Willis, Partnership Director of Auckland Foundation, Henry Brandts-Giesen and Jane Khoo of Kensington Swan, discuss the charitable sector in New Zealand and in a global context, together with some emerging themes and ideas for consideration. Charities have an essential function i...

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Our Digital Dilemma OUR DIGITAL DILEMMA

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Mar 17, 2019

Nonprofit organizations in the United States are now being challenged by major political, demographic, economic, and technological factors outside of their control, and are not able to adapt. There has been a tectonic shift in how consumers our donors engage with content, favoring more frequency tha...

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ONLINE APPROACHES TO BUILD AND SUSTAIN DONOR LOYALTY ONLINE APPROACHES TO BUILD AND SUSTAIN DONOR LOYALTY

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Feb 28, 2019

Keeping pace with the rapidly evolving mediums of communication these days is no small task. When you’re a small or medium-sized nonprofit, incorporating all the latest developments can seem daunting. Fear not! You don’t have to do it all. You simply have to do what you do well. You can&...

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A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising A NATIONAL STUDY OF CHALLENGES FACING NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Feb 28, 2019

At the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, we are privileged to support so many visionary, deeply committed nonprofit organizations that are advancing social change. But at the same time, we are acutely aware how many of these organizations are working on the edge of a knife. Relying on voluntarily pr...

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New Jersey Non-Profits NEW JERSEY NON-PROFITS

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Feb 28, 2019

This report is the latest in a series of annual surveys designed to gauge trends, experiences and expectations among New Jersey non-profit organizations, and to explore the effects of the economy on New Jersey’s charitable community. The Center for Non-Profits conducted this year’s surve...

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Donor Intelligence DONOR INTELLIGENCE

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Feb 28, 2019

It’s no secret that the social sector is becoming increasingly competitive. There are an unprecedented number of nonprofits a whopping 1.5 million in the U.S. alone and donors are becoming more demanding of them. These trends pose significant threats to nonprofits: organizations that are unabl...

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2019 Radical Recurring Giving 2019 RADICAL RECURRING GIVING

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Feb 28, 2019

By all accounts, giving to nonprofits is increasing. But, though the dollars are there, the number of donors is dropping. How is that possible? The answer is that more and more charitable donations are coming from major donors, and fewer and fewer are coming from smaller donations. That’s fine...

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The Guide to Annual Reports for Nonprofit Organizations THE GUIDE TO ANNUAL REPORTS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Feb 27, 2019

One of the best ways to communicate your nonprofit’s wins each year is with an annual report. This not only helps keep current donors informed, it can also draw in new donors. While annual reports are an important means of communication for your donors, they don’t need to be tedious and ...

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A Guide to Working with Philanthropic Advisors A GUIDE TO WORKING WITH PHILANTHROPIC ADVISORS

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Feb 27, 2019

Most donors want their philanthropic dollars to be used effectively and to find joy and satisfaction from their giving. But navigating the world of philanthropy can be a challenge. Knowing how and where to give to maximize impact requires experience and expertise that many individual donors and fami...

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The Secrets of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Success THE SECRETS OF PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING SUCCESS

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Feb 21, 2019

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a method of fundraising that involves your supporters raising money on your behalf. It works by empowering your fundraising partners with their own individual donation pages, which they can share on their social media pages, email to friends and family, and post in work o...

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Behavioral Health Workforce Funding Opportunity BEHAVIORAL HEALTH WORKFORCE FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

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Feb 19, 2019

The Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) has determined that West Virginia has 127 Mental Health Professional Shortage Area designation sites within West Virginia. The numbers affected, and severity of current addiction, related to the opioid epidemic in particular, have overwhelmed the c...

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FIELD FOUNDATION LOCAL MEDIA AND STORYTELLING WHITE PAPER FIELD FOUNDATION LOCAL MEDIA AND STORYTELLING WHITE PAPER

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Feb 19, 2019

Although most Chicago residents are people of color, they are typically left out of conversations about the future of local news, marginalized in mainstream media coverage and underrepresented in newsrooms. In a paradigm shift, this summer, the Field Foundation launched a media and storytelling gran...

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The charity digital spectrum 2019 THE CHARITY DIGITAL SPECTRUM 2019

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Feb 15, 2019

In September 2018, we asked our charity partners to answer an in-depth survey about their use and management of digital technology, their priorities, pain points and plans for the future. The results gave us valuable insight into how charities in the UK view technology, and their relationship with i...

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Fundraising in the Digital Age FUNDRAISING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Feb 10, 2019

Embrace the digital age of fundraising! The technological advances of the modern world allow us to search for information on Google, receive personalized “Top Suggestions” emails from Netflix, and create wish lists on Amazon. Information is at our fingertips. Now part of our everyday liv...

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2018 GLOBAL Trends in Giving 2018 GLOBAL TRENDS IN GIVING

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Feb 01, 2019

The Global Trends in Giving Report (givingreport.ngo) is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, ...

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100 Ways to thank Your Volunteers 100 WAYS TO THANK YOUR VOLUNTEERS

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Jan 31, 2019

As a nonprofit, you already know the value of having awesome volunteers, so we wanted to provide you with several ways to show your appreciation. Showing heart-felt appreciation is not only the right thing to do, but its an effective and easy way to establish loyal volunteers and attract new support...

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5 TIPS FOR BETTER FUNDRAISING EMAILS 5 TIPS FOR BETTER FUNDRAISING EMAILS

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Jan 31, 2019

In order to give your fundraising messages the best chance at reaching their targets and achieving your outreach goals, it's best to consult an expert. Brett Schenker, an email deliverability specialist at NGP VAN, outlined emailing best practices for a recent article entitled, “The Email ...

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Best Practices Guide BEST PRACTICES GUIDE

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Jan 31, 2019

Many law enforcement agencies today utilize grants, which are available from a variety of sources including the federal government, to fund their programs. Public sector grants are primarily federal and state grants made to local and state governments or to government agencies. Foundation grants are...

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The kindful guide to monthly giving THE KINDFUL GUIDE TO MONTHLY GIVING

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Jan 31, 2019

Welcome to the Kindful Guide to building a powerful monthly giving program for your nonprofit! Whether you already have a program and are looking for ways to make it stronger, or have no idea why you even need monthly donors, you’ve come to the right place. Through the research of Kindful and ...

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New Donors: Getting the Ungettable Get NEW DONORS: GETTING THE UNGETTABLE GET

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Jan 25, 2019

Planning an acquisition strategy is similar to planning any other campaign. Review your past efforts and results. What worked and what didn’t? Use your data as a guide to set goals for how many new donors you need to acquire. Your previous data tells you a lot. Use your donor management s...

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Fundraiser Performance Management FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Jan 09, 2019

Without the proper tools, transforming data into useful information for front-end fundraisers can be frustrating and time consuming especially when trying to keep up with ever-growing campaign goals. Blackbaud Fundraiser Performance Management sets fundraisers up for success through a tailored appro...

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Go Help Fund Whitepaper GO HELP FUND WHITEPAPER

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Jan 06, 2019

This document provides a written outline of how we envision the Go Help Fund Ecosystem to grow, functional aspects of our blockchain, use cases, a basic overview of our roadmap and team work practices. GoHelpFund is a blockchain-based project that leverages the power of a public ledger to create ful...

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Technology Shaping Nonprofits 2019 TECHNOLOGY SHAPING NONPROFITS 2019

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Jan 03, 2019

2018 was a landmark year for many nonprofits. In the face of political uncertainty, individuals and communities turned to the causes and organizations close to their hearts to unite them. Organizations with diverse missions, from protecting the environment, to providing education and healthcare, to ...

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Digital Marketing Plan For Nonprofits DIGITAL MARKETING PLAN FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 01, 2019

When you’re feeling overwhelmed by digital marketing it’s best to step back from the day to day to reevaluate your situation. A good place to start is with your digital marketing plan. This plan should be actionable and include specific steps and strategies you’ll take to achieve y...

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Non-Profit Journalism NON-PROFIT JOURNALISM

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Dec 31, 2018

This paper was commissioned by LFA Group: Learning for Action on behalf of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It seeks to chart the issues around the quest to understand and better measure the impact of journalism, particularly non-profit journalism. It focuses on the experience of ProPublica, a...

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Rising to the challenge RISING TO THE CHALLENGE

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Dec 31, 2018

Many recent efforts to grow and strengthen the culture of philanthropy in the UK have focused on two dimensions: Increasing the total amount of money donated to good causes. Increasing the effectiveness of philanthropic spending Whilst these are both admirable aims, they leave untouched a third, mor...

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2018 State of P2P Fundraising Report 2018 STATE OF P2P FUNDRAISING REPORT

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Dec 31, 2018

In just five short years of working in the peer-to-peer fundraising industry, I’ve witnessed a number of major changes take place. The industry has become quicker to adopt technology, and new players like Facebook have emerged and significantly altered the landscape. However, at its core, peer...

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Recurring Giving A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO RECURRING GIVING

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Dec 31, 2018

Welcome to A Nonprofit's Guide to Recurring Giving, where we’ll discuss why recurring giving is so important and effective and how you can build a strong program at your own nonprofit. Monthly giving is a hot topic among fundraising professionals. Whether your organization needs to create ...

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Best Practices for Retaining & Recruiting BEST PRACTICES FOR RETAINING & RECRUITING

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Dec 31, 2018

This white paper examines the recruiting and retention problems commonly facing events like walks and runs that fundraise through peer-to-peer software. It shows how one organization has maintained a retention rate of 70% for their event and suggests proven best practices for retaining current parti...

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Giving USA 2018 GIVING USA 2018

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Dec 31, 2018

Americans achieved a philanthropic landmark in 2017: for the first time total charitable giving surpassed $400 billion in a single year. A booming stock market and a generally strong economy combined to increase Americans’ financial resources and their confidence in sharing those additional re...

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Think Tank Funding in Developing Countries THINK TANK FUNDING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

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Dec 31, 2018

This report is structured into two main sections. The first section provides this report’s background and purpose, key questions, scope, methods, and limitations. The second section is organized by the key questions and provides information on think tank funders, their rationales for funding t...

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GivingTuesday 2018 GIVINGTUESDAY 2018

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Dec 31, 2018

Now entering its seventh year, Giving Tuesday has become an international celebration of giving. In 2017, we saw a collective $274 million raised online, up from $177 million in 2016. Last year, there were more than 2.5 million donations given in more than 150 countries, and this year, GivingTuesday...

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Ethical Leadership in a Nonprofit Organization ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Dec 31, 2018

This white paper defines ethical  leadership with a specific  focus on the nonprofit community and discusses why it is so critical for nonprofit organizations to embrace the concept. It takes into account the fact that nonprofits occupy a special role in our communities and are  ...

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Board Governance: The Path to Nonprofit Success BOARD GOVERNANCE: THE PATH TO NONPROFIT SUCCESS

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Dec 31, 2018

This whitepaper looks at board governance and how nonprofit boards are raising the stakes in the areas of strategy and risk, fundraising and engagement. The work of boards has become more complex since the country’s economic woes 10 years ago, but the changes have arguably made nonprofits stro...

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A Guide to Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Organizations A GUIDE TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS OF NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Dec 31, 2018

The Risk Oversight and Governance Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants has developed this Guide to help directors of not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) to understand the financial statements of the organization they serve. Although boards may delegate the detailed aspects of fin...

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2018 GIVING REPORT 2018 GIVING REPORT

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Dec 31, 2018

Fidelity Charitable today is the nation’s second-largest grantmaker behind the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,1 propelled by the collective generosity of nearly 180,000 donors who actively use their Giving Accounts. Last year, Fidelity Charitable made a record 1 million donorrecommended g...

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Asset allocation for non-profits ASSET ALLOCATION FOR NON-PROFITS

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Dec 31, 2018

The nonprofit sector comprises over 1 million organizations and $3 trillion of assets in the U.S. alone. Those organizations provide tens of billions of dollars a year in research funding, grants, scholarships and other direct support  for thousands of good causes. This is a sector whose missio...

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Gain a competitive advantage in fundraising GAIN A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE IN FUNDRAISING

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Dec 31, 2018

The landscape of nonprofit philanthropy is evolving rapidly. Between 2000 and 2010 the number of registered nonprofits in the United States grew by 24 percent. Today there are more than 1.5 million taxexempt organizations competing for donor dollars and health care makes up one of the largest nonpro...

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2018 GLOBAL Trends in Giving Report 2018 GLOBAL TRENDS IN GIVING REPORT

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Dec 31, 2018

The Global Trends in Giving Report is a research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how donors prefer to give and engage with their favorite causes and charitable organizations. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summariz...

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COMPREHENSIVE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS: A GUIDE FOR PRESIDENTS AND BOARDS COMPREHENSIVE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS: A GUIDE FOR PRESIDENTS AND BOARDS

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Dec 31, 2018

In the course of running three university campaigns, and in guiding dozens more as a consultant, I have seen virtually every college or university fall short of its full fundraising potential because of one significant, persistent, and largely unrecognized barrier: competing assumptions held by vari...

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Investment Returns and Distribution Policies of NonProfit Endowment Funds INVESTMENT RETURNS AND DISTRIBUTION POLICIES OF NONPROFIT ENDOWMENT FUNDS

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Dec 31, 2018

We present the first estimates of investment returns and distribution rates for U.S. non-profit endowment funds, based on a comprehensive sample of more than 28,000 organizations drawn from Internal Revenue Service filings for 2009- 2016. Endowments badly underperform market benchmarks, with mean an...

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THE ONLINE FUNDRAISING ASSESSMENT THE ONLINE FUNDRAISING ASSESSMENT

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Dec 28, 2018

Successful online fundraising is the sum of many parts. From launching donor acquisition tactics to designing a beautiful website, organizations have to manage many different elements to maximize donations and engagement. However, social impact organizations often fail to balance their attention acr...

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The Nonprofit’s Guide to Pitching to Corporate Sponsors THE NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO PITCHING TO CORPORATE SPONSORS

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Dec 28, 2018

The right corporate sponsorship can have a massive impact on your organization. In addition to providing another source of income, a company’s participation in your fundraising campaigns and events connects your work to their supporters and customers, gaining you new exposure and powerful bran...

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Digital marketing for the modern nonprofit DIGITAL MARKETING FOR THE MODERN NONPROFIT

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Dec 27, 2018

Your programs create an incredible impact in the world. But do people know about them? Do those who care about your cause find you and become donors? Digital marketing helps you find and nourish relationships with the people who care most. Let’s look at what it is and why it’s so effecti...

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CONNECTED PHILANTHROPY CONNECTED PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 21, 2018

We live in a world that is changing both rapidly and dramatically. Climate change threatens hundreds of millions. Policy changes have reduced or eliminated many of the benefits in healthcare, education, and other areas. Mass migration overwhelms the availability of resources needed as a result of th...

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Grant Writing Toolkit GRANT WRITING TOOLKIT

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Dec 21, 2018

If you’re new to the world of grant writing, this toolkit’s for you! Within each section of this guide, you’ll find all the essential information necessary to get you from the grant research phase to the submission and reporting stage successfully. But before we get into what a gra...

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Four Seasons of Fundraising FOUR SEASONS OF FUNDRAISING

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Dec 21, 2018

Does your nonprofit need seasonal fundraising ideas to shake things up a bit? Is there a certain time of year that sees a donation drought? Having some go-to seasonal fundraising events can make your nonprofit memorable to prospective donors throughout the year. Planning great fundraisers for the di...

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Diversity of Giving: Philanthropic Motivations DIVERSITY OF GIVING: PHILANTHROPIC MOTIVATIONS

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Dec 20, 2018

You have attained a level of financial security that allows you the freedom to devote resources to causes that are important to you and to make a difference in the lives of others. But with opportunity comes challenge. Having made the decision-and commitment- to contribute to charity, you are now fa...

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Business and Nonprofit recycling best practices BUSINESS AND NONPROFIT RECYCLING BEST PRACTICES

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Dec 20, 2018

Nearly two-thirds of the waste created at businesses, churches and non-profits is recyclable. Having a strong recycling program demonstrates your organization’s commitment to sustainability and the community, can help your bottom line, conserves natural resources and reduces greenhouse gas emi...

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Why Fund Tech for Nonprofits WHY FUND TECH FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 20, 2018

In response to massive social need, nonprofits around the world are working to expand the reach and scope of their programs. Nonprofits are expanding their staff and volunteer capacity to meet the dire needs expressed by their global beneficiaries. At the same time, technology is transforming how we...

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Seeding a Better Philanthropic Practice SEEDING A BETTER PHILANTHROPIC PRACTICE

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Dec 19, 2018

We are in the midst of a redesign of our format to make it more focused on advancing critical conversations in practice, policy, and big ideas generally, as well as more interactive with our online content. In short, you will find as we go forward that the print journal is becoming increasingly impo...

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THE DONOR RETENTION HANDBOOK THE DONOR RETENTION HANDBOOK

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Dec 19, 2018

Retaining your donors is one of the smartest things you can do for the financial health of your nonprofit organization. Not only is it more cost-effective to retain donors than acquire new ones, repeat donors also tend to get more involved with your work. Whether it’s fundraising, volunteering...

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Generation Y & their charity giving habits GENERATION Y & THEIR CHARITY GIVING HABITS

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Dec 19, 2018

The launch of this White Paper comes at a pivotal moment for the UK’s Third Sector. As our society continues to be reshaped by the relentless advance of technological progress, charities that fail to adapt risk being left behind. Our ambition is to help charities understand, prepare for and be...

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Corporate Philanthropy and Strategic Advocacy CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AND STRATEGIC ADVOCACY

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Dec 13, 2018

Economists and political scientists have long studied – both theoretically and empirically – the role interest groups play in the formation of laws and regulations. In the U.S., as in many democracies, there are well-established channels through which interest groups can try to influence...

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2018 Fundraising Effectiveness 2018 FUNDRAISING EFFECTIVENESS

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Dec 04, 2018

The 2018 Fundraising Effectiveness Project report summarizes data provided by five donor software firms: Bloomerang, DonorPerfect, Neon, Blackbaud, and ClearView. These five firms provided anonymized gift transactions for all of the nonprofits using their software. This data was then cleansed to rem...

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7 Best Nonprofit Email Marketing Tools 7 BEST NONPROFIT EMAIL MARKETING TOOLS

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Nov 29, 2018

The power of email marketing is no joke. Your nonprofit can send sleek, professional emails to your entire network in just a matter of seconds. Update email to your volunteers? Check. Special thank you emails to high level donors? Check. However, there are a lot of great options out there to choose ...

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR NONPROFIT EMAIL LIST HOW TO BUILD YOUR NONPROFIT EMAIL LIST

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Nov 27, 2018

Not just once, twice but three times! Probably more than three times actually. You want your website user to have as many places as possible on your site to add their email. Having a banner, that thing at the top of site pages that stays the same as your user navigates your site, that includes an op...

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Funding innovation: A practice guide FUNDING INNOVATION: A PRACTICE GUIDE

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Nov 27, 2018

Nesta is an innovation foundation, with a role to stimulate innovation for the common good. Over the years we have experimented with many different ways of using money to achieve results - such as crowdfunding, equity, loans and social impact bonds (collectively called impact investment), challenge ...

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Participant Coaching for Impact PARTICIPANT COACHING FOR IMPACT

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Nov 22, 2018

Even though we continually add more and more tools to help communicate for and with our participants, email still matters and will always matter. We often look at email metrics in a complete silo and focus on the unsubscribes, but we don’t look at how many of our participants are opted out of ...

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How to find & engage your p2peeps HOW TO FIND & ENGAGE YOUR P2PEEPS

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Nov 22, 2018

Peer-to-peer fundraising can be a powerful tool for nonprofits. It can attract new donors, strengthen connections with participants, boost your nonprofit’s visibility in the community, and add a valuable revenue source for your organization. But peer-to-peer fundraising only works if you can f...

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Cloud Considerations for the Nonprofit CFO CLOUD CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE NONPROFIT CFO

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Nov 21, 2018

In recent years, the cloud computing market has experienced a remarkable surge in growth, and it is transforming the way people communicate and do business. Gartner recently published data that shows that the worldwide public cloud services market is expected to grow from $209 billion in 2016 to $38...

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10 Creative Ways to Thank Donors 10 CREATIVE WAYS TO THANK DONORS

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Nov 15, 2018

Thankfulness strengthens relationships. Showing appreciation demonstrates that you value your donors and count them as an integral part of your team. It generates goodwill, makes donors even more enthusiastic about your organization, and often leads to increased support and additional gifts. Thankin...

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30-Day Plan To Maximize Year-End Fundraising Results 30-DAY PLAN TO MAXIMIZE YEAR-END FUNDRAISING RESULTS

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Nov 13, 2018

Your year-end campaign is important, not just because it likely serves as the primary source of unrestricted cash donations, but also because it reinforces your organization’s commitment to fundraising while recruiting, maintaining, and expanding your donor base. It’s also a key opportun...

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5 Steps to Master Donor Retention 5 STEPS TO MASTER DONOR RETENTION

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Nov 13, 2018

Since 2001 Network for Good has been instrumental at helping tens of thousands of nonprofits raise more funds by engaging supporters and donors in a more meaningful and impactful way. Refreshingly easy to use Donor Management Software, Fundraising Pages, and Personal Fundraising Coaches provide nonp...

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How to Use Data to Engage and Upgrade Donors HOW TO USE DATA TO ENGAGE AND UPGRADE DONORS

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Nov 13, 2018

Dig deeper into the data and you will see that the number of donors is actually declining. According to Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, 56 percent of American households made a charitable donation in 2014, down from 66 percent in 2000. Giving declined across every age...

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CHASING A UNICORN: NONPROFITS STRIVE TO SEE A COMPLETE VIEW OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS CHASING A UNICORN: NONPROFITS STRIVE TO SEE A COMPLETE VIEW OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS

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Nov 13, 2018

Angie Connors started giving to your organization in 2013 she mostly donates online, but she sometimes sends checks by mail. She’s attended a few events, donated an in-kind item at Thanksgiving, liked your Facebook page, and sometimes volunteers around the holidays. How do you keep track of An...

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Gilded Giving 2018 GILDED GIVING 2018

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Nov 13, 2018

What are the risks to the autonomy of the independent nonprofit sector not to mention our democracy when a growing amount of philanthropic power is held in fewer hands? When we published our first edition of Gilded Giving in 2016, charitable revenue in the United States was already growing at a rema...

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How to fix the funding of health and social care HOW TO FIX THE FUNDING OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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Nov 07, 2018

The UK’s health and social care services face long-standing pressures. Successive governments have known about these challenges for years, but failed to adequately deal with them. As a result, there is a growing funding gap. Successfully developing and implementing proposals will be hard. Plau...

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Fidelity charitable policy guidelines FIDELITY CHARITABLE POLICY GUIDELINES

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Oct 31, 2018

Fidelity Charitable, an independent, section 501(c)(3) public charity that administers donor-advised funds, was organized, and operates exclusively, for charitable purposes. Fidelity Charitable provides donors the programs, tools, resources, and support to make charitable giving accessible, simple, ...

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Go help fund GO HELP FUND

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Oct 31, 2018

GoHelpFund is a distributed platform powered by the Amazon Web Services[2] infrastructure and Ethereums network which empowers people and organizations to: Donate for various charitable campaigns being focused on crowdfunding. Use the HELP token for transactions, thus allowing transparency of donati...

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3 As of nonprofit social media 3 AS OF NONPROFIT SOCIAL MEDIA

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Oct 31, 2018

By now, you know you should be tapping into social media as one of your foremost marketing strategies. A staggering 156 million American adults are engaging is social networking on their smartphones during an average week, according to a 2015 Nielsen report. And that’s only on smartphones. Abo...

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICAN GIVING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AMERICAN GIVING

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Oct 31, 2018

This is not one of those “direct mail is dead” studies, but it is a wake-up call. Not everyone is the same, and there are significant differences between the communication preferences of the four generational groupings assessed in this research. The art and science of fundraising, as we ...

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5 WAYS PHILANTHROPISTS USE DONOR ADVISED FUNDS AND HOW FUNDRAISERS CAN BENEFIT 5 WAYS PHILANTHROPISTS USE DONOR ADVISED FUNDS AND HOW FUNDRAISERS CAN BENEFIT

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Oct 30, 2018

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are philanthropy’s fastest-growing charitable giving vehicle. There are more than 460,000 individual DAF accounts in the U.S., more than double the number just five years ago. Collectively they hold more than $110 billion, all of which is destined for charities. DAF ...

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Philanthropy Review SPRING 2018 PHILANTHROPY REVIEW SPRING 2018

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Oct 30, 2018

When you hear the expression, “change is inevitable,” do you shrug your shoulders at the oft- and even over-used expression? Or do you pause, just for a moment, and nod your head, recognizing how true the statement really is? Even though we realize all things change, how many of us are a...

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How diversity in Alberta’s nonprofit workforce makes who we are and what we do better HOW DIVERSITY IN ALBERTA’S NONPROFIT WORKFORCE MAKES WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO BETTER

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Oct 26, 2018

This mix of talents, perspectives and experiences helps the sector to be effective and dynamic. Aboriginal peoples, mature workers, immigrants, and people with disabilities all experience rewarding careers in our sector but they are often in the minority among our employees. Now more than ever, Albe...

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Your Donor-Retention Timeline YOUR DONOR-RETENTION TIMELINE

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Oct 25, 2018

Put your retention-focused donor communications plan into action with this easy-to-follow timeline. Use your donor management system (DMS) and this checklist to ensure your donors stay engaged with your nonprofit for years to come. Show your gratitude. Share your appreciation via a follow-up page as...

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Importance of Planned Giving IMPORTANCE OF PLANNED GIVING

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Oct 18, 2018

For charities and nonprofits, finding and maintaining sources of funding can be the most difficult and time-consuming task of all. This constant search for money exhausts resources that could be better spent elsewhere. Yet there’s a key source of funding that many of these organizations ignore...

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Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook GIVING TUESDAY 101 GUIDEBOOK

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Oct 13, 2018

The team at Funds2Orgs wants to make sure you have the most straightforward guide for making sure you make the day a great success! Maybe you’ve thought in the past about getting involved or perhaps your organization has been trying to participate in Giving Tuesday for a year or two. Whatever ...

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Strategies to Boost Your Annual Fundraising Appeal STRATEGIES TO BOOST YOUR ANNUAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL

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Oct 09, 2018

Success is not that hard to achieve, provided you systematically consider all the key elements that go into creating a compelling fundraising offer your donor won’t be able to refuse. It’s not rocket science. Yet there is some science, and art, involved. The last six weeks of the ca...

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Playbook for a Community Charity Pharmacy PLAYBOOK FOR A COMMUNITY CHARITY PHARMACY

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Oct 08, 2018

So you want to build a charity pharmacy? Great news! That is a noble effort, and certainly worth your time. A charity pharmacy is a world changing enterprise for your community’s uninjured, low income population. Unlike other safety net services located in towns and cities, a charity pharmacy ...

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Maximizing Grant Funding for Your STEM Initiatives MAXIMIZING GRANT FUNDING FOR YOUR STEM INITIATIVES

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Oct 04, 2018

Microsoft provides technologies that help K-12 education organizations enhance the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) as well as other related domains. With an integrated set of hardware and software tools, Microsoft can help you transform any classroom...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Predictive models for charitable giving using machine learning techniques PREDICTIVE MODELS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING USING MACHINE LEARNING TECHNIQUES

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Oct 03, 2018

Private giving represents more than three fourths of all U.S. charitable donations, about 2% of total Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Private giving is a significant factor in funding the nonprofit sector of the U.S. economy, which accounts for more than 10% of total GDP. Despite the abundance of data...

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Overview of Federal Funding Opportunities for Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities OVERVIEW OF FEDERAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS, AND HUMANITIES

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Oct 01, 2018

The social and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and the arts have a critical role to play in answering broader scientific and social questions throughout the areas of healthcare, energy, climate and sustainability, and others. In addition, federal agencies are taking on new challenges through in...

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A technology- agnostic, non-profit global organization A TECHNOLOGY- AGNOSTIC, NON-PROFIT GLOBAL ORGANIZATION

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Sep 30, 2018

Blockchain. Just the term invokes many different reactions, emotions, and opinions. Blockchain technology was born from the desire to bring a peer-to-peer electronic cash system to the world through Bitcoin, but it has ended up triggering so much more. Blockchain has not only brought the concept of ...

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Future of Philanthropy Changing Ways to Give FUTURE OF PHILANTHROPY CHANGING WAYS TO GIVE

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Sep 21, 2018

It is no surprise that wealthy and well-connected people, in particular business men and women, may decide that establishing their own charity is the most effective way for them to deliver the highest impact. Usually they have considered their options and decided that, rather than give to inefficien...

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Charitable Giving Playbook For Nonprofits CHARITABLE GIVING PLAYBOOK FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 20, 2018

This guide covers all of Facebook’s Charitable Giving tools, and gives instructions and tips to help you use them to drive global impact for causes that you care about. Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. The mission of F...

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Ten Reasons Fund Accounting TEN REASONS FUND ACCOUNTING

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Sep 20, 2018

In today's world, financial management and accountability are critical for all types of businesses and organizations. For nonprofits, the pressures are mounting: Restrictions around the use of government grants continue to rise, private foundations and corporations are asking organizations for s...

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A NON-PROFIT CHARITY NETWORK BUILT ON PROOF-OF-STAKE BLOCKCHAIN WITH MASTERNODES A NON-PROFIT CHARITY NETWORK BUILT ON PROOF-OF-STAKE BLOCKCHAIN WITH MASTERNODES

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Sep 12, 2018

The Carebit Network and Care coin will enable a first-of-its kind blockchainpowered real-world and real-time donation disbursement and fund tracking service for Charitable Donations. Through our proprietary FUND TRACKING TOOL, charitable donations are completed with FULL transparency; something that...

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The Real State of Philanthropy THE REAL STATE OF PHILANTHROPY

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Sep 07, 2018

Whether this is an impact of their upbringing, seeing their parents giving and feeling the need to do their part. A third of the new generation of potential philanthropist believe it is their responsibility to give back to society. The gap between the amount men and women donate to chairty each year...

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Ethical Acts to Increase Donor Retention ETHICAL ACTS TO INCREASE DONOR RETENTION

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Sep 07, 2018

For many fundraising professionals, the “people give to people, not organizations” concept is the foundation of their careers. Creating an impactful mission to strengthen the community isn’t the only influential piece of a fundraising plan. Respecting your donors and treating them ...

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LEARNING TO SAY THANK YOU THE ROLE OF DONOR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS LEARNING TO SAY THANK YOU THE ROLE OF DONOR ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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Sep 07, 2018

This research addresses four questions: how do fundraisers define acknowledgment programs? What purposes are served by acknowledgment programs? What are the biggest barriers that prevent fundraisers from designing and implementing a successful acknowledgment program? And how can we make acknowledgme...

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WHY GRANTEE RELATIONSHIPS ARE A GRANTMAKER’S MOST CRITICAL RESOURCE WHY GRANTEE RELATIONSHIPS ARE A GRANTMAKER’S MOST CRITICAL RESOURCE

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Sep 07, 2018

Grants are a critical segment of most nonprofits’ revenue streams. However, the administrative requirements involved with applying for grants create a burden that many organizations find difficult to shoulder. Meanwhile, grantmakers want to understand how their investments are making an impact...

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A Nonprofit A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO HIRING

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Sep 07, 2018

Hiring can be a difficult process, whether you’re just starting a team or scaling your organization. To help you refine your process, we met with our stellar people operations team at Classy to draw from their collective decades of experience hiring quality talent. First, we walk you through a...

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A Guide to the Hidden Power of Donor Surveys A GUIDE TO THE HIDDEN POWER OF DONOR SURVEYS

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Sep 07, 2018

Think of the last time you went out for groceries, stayed at a hotel, rented a car or downloaded an app. Chances are you received a customer satisfaction survey. Businesses in the for-profi t sector understand that they need to continuously collect and act on feedback in order to retain customers an...

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A ROADMAP FOR THE ROADMAP: CREATING AN INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT FOR ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS A ROADMAP FOR THE ROADMAP: CREATING AN INVESTMENT POLICY STATEMENT FOR ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS

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Aug 22, 2018

The purpose of this white paper is to offer investment committees and staff members a guide for creating an investment policy statement (IPS) to meet their institution’s specific objectives and constraints. An IPS is intended to help an endowment or foundation: Outline the purpose and goals of...

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The Path to a Successful Campaign THE PATH TO A SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN

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Aug 17, 2018

With a strong economy and an overall sense of enthusiasm across the country for tackling the difficult problems our society faces, today’s philanthropic landscape presents an ideal environment for launching a new capital, endowment or comprehensive campaign. In the aftermath of the 2008 downtu...

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Nonprofit Accounting Software NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

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Aug 10, 2018

However, as your nonprofit organization grows in size and complexity, you reach a point where manual, time-consuming processes drain your productivity, and flying blind without real-time visibility into key metrics and outcomes is stifling growth. As a good steward, you need a system that leverages ...

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Data Philanthropy: Unlocking the Power of Private Data for Public Good DATA PHILANTHROPY: UNLOCKING THE POWER OF PRIVATE DATA FOR PUBLIC GOOD

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Jul 31, 2018

The increasing integration of technology into everyday business practices means that private companies are actively and passively accruing data at a growing rate, creating new opportunities to leverage this wealth of information for the public good. Businesses of all sizes are exploring the frontier...

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Building a Thriving Nonprofit Volunteer Program BUILDING A THRIVING NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

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Jul 31, 2018

A thriving volunteer program can help maximize your nonprofit’s impact, while also taking the small stuff off of your plate. By evaluating your existing volunteer program and renewing your focus on recruitment and retention, you can build a thriving and sustainable volunteer program that will ...

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2017 Complete Toolkit 2017 COMPLETE TOOLKIT

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Jul 31, 2018

On Tuesday, November 28, 2017, charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. Anyone, anywhere can get involved in GivingTuesday and give back in a way that is meaningful to them. From fun...

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2018 Corporate Responsibility Report 2018 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

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Jul 26, 2018

Commonfund was founded in 1971 as an independent asset management firm with a grant from the Ford Foundation. Together with or through its affiliates, Commonfund today manages customized investment programs for endowments, foundations and public pension funds. Among the pioneers in applying the endo...

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2018 GLOBAL NGO Technology Report 2018 GLOBAL NGO TECHNOLOGY REPORT

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Jul 25, 2018

The Global NGO Technology Report (techreport.ngo) is an annual research project that seeks to gain a better understanding of how non-governmental organizations (NGOs) use technology. Sponsored by the Public Interest Registry and researched by Nonprofit Tech for Good, the report summarizes how NGOs u...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO IMPROVING DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO IMPROVING DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT

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Jul 20, 2018

Digital engagement with donors, volunteers and supporters requires constant care and an active approach to be successful. It’s important to take time to analyze your performance, and explore new digital engagement techniques. Whether your goal is to improve open rates, increase email signups o...

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Employing People with Disabilities: Lessons from Kessler Foundation’s Signature Employment Grants EMPLOYING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: LESSONS FROM KESSLER FOUNDATION’S SIGNATURE EMPLOYMENT GRANTS

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Jul 19, 2018

Since 2004, Kessler Foundation has provided more than $41.5 million in support initiatives that expand opportunities for people with disabilities. This White Paper assesses the diverse grants supported under the Foundation’s Signature Employment Grant (SEG) program from 2009-2015. The SEG prog...

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Title of Grant Program TITLE OF GRANT PROGRAM

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Jul 19, 2018

The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources (HCRR) program supports projects that provide an essential underpinning for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain importa...

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INVESTING IN BETTER NONPROFIT OUTCOMES INVESTING IN BETTER NONPROFIT OUTCOMES

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Jul 18, 2018

Technology has transformed the way people live and work. How has it changed the way nonprofits serve beneficiaries and engage with donors? With restricted funding, nonprofits historically have been slow to adopt new technology. Yet new research conducted by Accenture’s Nonprofit Practice in co...

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LIFE CHARITY LIFE CHARITY

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Jul 18, 2018

Life is a charity platform based on blockchain technologies. Our team found the revolutionary way to make donations easy, fast and secure with the help of blockchain technology. Our platform will be the first and most qualitative charity-aimed product on the cryptocurrency market. With the “LI...

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HOW TO USE YOUR FUNDRAISING BUDGET FOR THE MOST IMPACT HOW TO USE YOUR FUNDRAISING BUDGET FOR THE MOST IMPACT

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Jul 18, 2018

Development and advancement teams within colleges and universities are constantly trying to strike a balance between fundraising spending and results. Investing in resources, tools, and talented people can lead to more engagement, more donors, and more dollars. However, since many fundraising shops ...

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MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FUNDRAISING WEBSITE MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR FUNDRAISING WEBSITE

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Jul 12, 2018

Although there are multiple opportunities to promote your nonprofit’s fundraising campaigns these days through social media, email, advertising, press, and more, the most important channel is your actual fundraising website. During a campaign, this is the first true impression a potential dono...

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Decentralized Charitable Platform DECENTRALIZED CHARITABLE PLATFORM

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Jun 30, 2018

Decentralized Charitable Platform "HelpCoin" is a unique blockchain application that works on the Stellar network and designed to unite on one platform people who can help, people who need help and charitable organizations who are able to provide this targeted assistance on absolutely tran...

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Digital Strategy for Nonprofits DIGITAL STRATEGY FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 30, 2018

This book is the culmination of years of working with nonprofits, government agencies and for-profit companies on website projects, marketing and advertising campaigns, social media marketing and email initiatives that were critical to the growth and success of those organizations. Even more importa...

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Quick Guide to Marketing Automation For Nonprofits QUICK GUIDE TO MARKETING AUTOMATION FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 30, 2018

Marketing automation gives you the flexibility and precision to trigger the right message, to the right person, at the right time based on their interactions with your organization. Marketing automation involves multi-step, triggered email series in response to supporters joining different groups, c...

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Home Modification Fund Allocation for Underserved Veterans with Service-Connected Disabilities in California HOME MODIFICATION FUND ALLOCATION FOR UNDERSERVED VETERANS WITH SERVICE-CONNECTED DISABILITIES IN CALIFORNIA

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Jun 29, 2018

The purpose of this paper is to document the home modification needs of disabled and elderly veterans and the need for funding subsidies to meet their needs. Home modifications for individuals experiencing challenges related to PTSD, TBI, MST and chronic pain have been found to improve behavioral he...

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Fund Platform Solution for digital funds FUND PLATFORM SOLUTION FOR DIGITAL FUNDS

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Jun 27, 2018

Digital technologies have become an integral part of many spheres of human life. With their help, new industries are being created and the existing ones modernized. The transition to the next level of interaction digital marked the birth of a digital society, which has been developing rapidly since ...

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GIVINGTUESDAY 2018 GIVINGTUESDAY 2018

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Jun 26, 2018

Grow and energize your supporters with creative Giving Tuesday ideas designed to bring you closer to the people who make your mission possible. Giving Tuesday is a movement built upon the belief that community is the most powerful force of change in the world. That makes this worldwide holiday of gi...

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Blockchain Powered Philanthropy Foundation BLOCKCHAIN POWERED PHILANTHROPY FOUNDATION

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Jun 20, 2018

Philanthropy has distinguishing characteristics separate from charity; not all types of charity are philanthropy, or vice versa, (though there is an overlap). The main difference is that charity aims to relieve the pain of a particular social problem, whereas philanthropy attempts to address the roo...

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Nonprofit Finance Study NONPROFIT FINANCE STUDY

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Jun 20, 2018

We live in a rapidly evolving world that inevitably leads to challenges and opportunities for growth. For nonprofits, managing growth becomes a balancing act of preparing for and evolving with growth in every area of the organization from funding and operational overhead to technology and risk manag...

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A DIGITAL MARKETING A DIGITAL MARKETING A DIGITAL MARKETING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS A DIGITAL MARKETING A DIGITAL MARKETING A DIGITAL MARKETING CENTER OF EXCELLENCE NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jun 20, 2018

For today’s nonprofit organizations, delivering a top-notch experience to constituents across their lifecycle is no longer optional. After all, experience is the basis on which organizations will attract and retain the right constituents for their causes. This guide provides a high-level look ...

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Measuring and Improving Impact A Toolkit for Nonprofit Funders of Medical Research MEASURING AND IMPROVING IMPACT A TOOLKIT FOR NONPROFIT FUNDERS OF MEDICAL RESEARCH

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Jun 19, 2018

For much of its existence, FasterCures has been interested in the unique, powerful role philanthropy can have in jump-starting new models of innovation needed to accelerate progress in medical research and development (R&D). We have analyzed the system-wide impediments to faster progress in the ...

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RNL CROWDFUNDING INDEX 2018 RNL CROWDFUNDING INDEX 2018

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Jun 14, 2018

RNL recently analyzed 5,382 crowdfunding projects totaling $73 million raised through RNL Crowdfunding powered by ScaleFunder. The project averages and best practices presented in this index provide a baseline for planning and program improvement as organizations utilize this powerful, donor-centric...

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Nonprofit Marketing Automation NONPROFIT MARKETING AUTOMATION

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Jun 12, 2018

Nonprofit organizations are using marketing automation to further their missions with enhanced personalization, donor centric fundraising, and intuitive constituent journeys. Get tips and best practices from six innovative nonprofit trailblazers who are leveraging marketing automation to transform t...

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Winter 2018 Nonprofit Fundraising Study WINTER 2018 NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING STUDY

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Jun 09, 2018

Over 1,300 organizations responded to the year-end Nonprofit Fundraising Survey (NFS) conducted by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative in early 2017 about charitable receipts from January through December 2017. Responding charitable groups included large and small organizations (by budget size) and...

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The 7 Grip & Rip Principles of Nonprofit Leadership THE 7 GRIP & RIP PRINCIPLES OF NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP

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Jun 09, 2018

Like society, the nonprofit sector has been undergoing significant shifts. A couple of examples include how in today’s fundraising environment we’ve moved to a peer-to-peer environment where general gift donors have become champions, advocates, and fundraisers for your group. There was a...

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Fundraising In The Age of Blockchain FUNDRAISING IN THE AGE OF BLOCKCHAIN

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Jun 09, 2018

No matter the size of a charity or the causes championed, fundraising is always a concern, if not a top priority for most charitable organisations. No matter how big an organisation or how robust the supporter base, a charity needs to be able to cover its costs before it can effectively support the ...

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Charity Investing Roundtable CHARITY INVESTING ROUNDTABLE

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Jun 09, 2018

As charities can have very different investment needs to other investors, particularly in terms of the certainty, size and nature of their future income and expenditure, the issues charities can face and how to yield better outcomes and avoid a “one size fits all” solution is paramount. ...

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Financial Management Toolkit FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TOOLKIT

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Jun 09, 2018

Most nonprofit professionals understand that their development and finance departments are both critical to the success of their organizations after all, these two groups play the frontline role in obtaining and fostering funds for the organization to sustain itself and achieve its mission. Yet for ...

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Introduction to Crowdfunding for Nonprofits INTRODUCTION TO CROWDFUNDING FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 09, 2018

Crowdfunding is a form of fundraising that happens primarily online and focuses on gathering as many donations from as many people as possible. It takes one bee’s entire lifetime to produce 0.10 teaspoon of honey. That’d barely trigger your taste buds! But a whole swarm of bees? Together...

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Crowdfunding CROWDFUNDING

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Jun 09, 2018

Throughout the past few years, you’ve probably heard the term “crowdfunding,” but like many others, are unaware of what it is or how it works. In actuality, it is exactly what it sounds like: raising funds from a crowd. The concept is a fairly new one and has recently taken the int...

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Bridging the Gap Between Online and Offline Giving BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN ONLINE AND OFFLINE GIVING

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Jun 09, 2018

Nonprofit organizations have to avoid overextending their available resources. At the same time, organizations shouldn’t limit themselves to one strategy or way of operating. This can become quite the conundrum when nonprofits decide whether to prioritize online or offline donations. Fortunate...

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We’re all philanthropists now WE’RE ALL PHILANTHROPISTS NOW

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Jun 09, 2018

The Arts world is undergoing massive upheaval. We are in the midst of a global financial crisis, ratcheting inflation and cuts to funding. Costs are rising and globalisation means that it’s ever easier for talent to go elsewhere or disappear. Changes to demography mean that the economic fundam...

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How Marketing Drives Donor Engagement HOW MARKETING DRIVES DONOR ENGAGEMENT

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Jun 09, 2018

How can we keep donors close, giving, and loyal and motivate other supporters to give? This is the single, most-asked question we hear from fundraisers. You know the answer as well as we do. The most reliable, effective way to boost your fundraising results is by engaging your donors through marketi...

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Social Media for Nonprofits SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 09, 2018

Since Facebook launched in 2004 it has grown to over two billion users. Twitter and Instagram are close behind. According to the Pew Research Center’s report, “Social Media Use in 2018,” approximately 69% of Americans are on social media. The impact of social media is both immediat...

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Fundraising Software Checklist FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE CHECKLIST

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May 31, 2018

Who are you trying to support? What functionality do you need to support them? WHEN will you use this software (i.e. before/ after Giving Tuesday, specific campaigns, year-round, all of the above)? WHERE will you use it (on the go, in the office)? WHY do you need it (i.e. what problems are you looki...

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Acceptance, refusal & return a practical guide to dealing with donations ACCEPTANCE, REFUSAL & RETURN A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DEALING WITH DONATIONS

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May 31, 2018

All charities exist to make a difference in the world. Whatever their cause, area of work, or beneficiary group, charities are delivering services, campaigning, and supporting individuals and communities. Fundraisers are passionate about developing relationships with supporters and making sure that ...

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Untapped Potential UNTAPPED POTENTIAL

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May 31, 2018

All fundraisers know that their data is valuable, and all fundraisers know that developing an existing donor is less costly than recruiting a new one. But not all fundraisers are stewarding their data appropriately to ensure that they can maximize it for this purpose. When fundraisers get carried aw...

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Now anyone can be a philanthropist with little Phil NOW ANYONE CAN BE A PHILANTHROPIST WITH LITTLE PHIL

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May 28, 2018

In 2016, an estimated USD 500 billion was donated to charities worldwide. To better compete for a portion of these funds, charities often rely on third-party marketing firms for their fundraising activities. Traditional marketing methods used by these firms such as telemarketing and street canvassin...

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THE MISSING MIDDLE PART TWO THE MISSING MIDDLE PART TWO

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May 26, 2018

Four years ago, we set out to shine a spotlight on the phenomenon of mid-level donors, then defined as those donors giving between $1,000 and $10,000 each year. These donors, we found, while few in number, were in many cases generating as much as one-third of an organization’s income from indi...

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The Complete Toolkit Giving Tuesday THE COMPLETE TOOLKIT GIVING TUESDAY

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May 24, 2018

Thanks for joining GivingTuesday! We’re so glad to have you involved in the movement! We encourage you to use the following resources to talk about your campaign plans. You can also reach out to our team anytime at info givingtuesday.org with specific questions or to share any announcements an...

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How To Write Better Donor Thank Yous HOW TO WRITE BETTER DONOR THANK YOUS

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May 23, 2018

Have you ever read your thank yous from your donor’s perspective? There can be a big difference between what your donor wants to hear, and what you want to communicate. If you have a hard time discerning a donor-centric thank you from a “my-nonprofit-is-awesome” thank you, here&rsq...

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Storytelling: For Non-Profit Organizations STORYTELLING: FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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May 23, 2018

Storytelling can be traced to ancient times where writing wasn’t common and very few people knew how to. Yet oral storytelling was a universal language. Philosophy, knowledge, myth, superstition and religious beliefs were passed down through storytelling (Kent, 2015). In today’s world, s...

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Philanthropy Management PHILANTHROPY MANAGEMENT

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May 23, 2018

We deliver the information, advice and support needed to help you define your philanthropic goals and create an effective strategy to reach them. With the right advice, your good intentions can become your greatest legacy. Your favorite causes can become family causes. Your wealth can become a tool ...

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Vantage Token : Transparency in Giving VANTAGE TOKEN : TRANSPARENCY IN GIVING

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May 21, 2018

The Vantage Network is a Contribution Tracking Platform that enables donors to see exactly how the money they contribute to a fundraising campaign is spent, down to the transaction level. This level of visibility engenders donor confidence, building trust in nonprofits and ultimately yielding more m...

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Signature Fundraising SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING

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May 20, 2018

GoFundraise is one of Australia’s leading online fundraising platforms, empowering over 1,000 non-profits and their causes by making online fundraising quick and easy. Through leveraging the internet, social media and mobile, we help charities reach more people and raise more funds while reduc...

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Guide to Conduct a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign for SMEs GUIDE TO CONDUCT A SUCCESSFUL CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN FOR SMES

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May 18, 2018

One of the main challenges for new innovative products and services to come to reality is funding. Due to the recent recession only in the past decade, from which Finland was hit amongst the hardest in all of Europe, outside funding has become much harder to obtain. Without a proven track record and...

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Donor Prospecting Whitepaper DONOR PROSPECTING WHITEPAPER

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May 17, 2018

Whether you’re a large development shop or a one-(wo)man show, a healthy prospect pipeline is imperative to your organization’s long-term sustainability. But who hasn’t gotten stuck in a pattern of asking the same people for the same major gifts year after year, campaign after camp...

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The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women THE NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP WORKBOOK FOR WOMEN

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May 16, 2018

The Nonprofit Leadership Workbook for Women is designed to help you clearly define your vision as a leader and create an action plan to make it a reality. The exercises will challenge you to reflect on your goals and provide you space to record your thoughts as you take the  steps you need to r...

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Social Finance Fund SOCIAL FINANCE FUND

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May 14, 2018

On 14 December 2017, the Senate adopted an Order of Reference authorizing the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (or the committee) to examine and report on issues relating to social affairs, science and technology generally. Under this Order, the committee undertook...

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Systems Change Grants SYSTEMS CHANGE GRANTS

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May 14, 2018

Are you eligible and ready to apply? Systems Change grants support projects that take action to address the root causes of pressing societal, environmental or cultural issues by influencing the behaviours of populations, organizations, and institutions. If your project involves research that is co-l...

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WeiCrowd whitepaper WEICROWD WHITEPAPER

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May 14, 2018

This White Paper is a summary of WeiCrowd business model, technology and brief introduction to WeiCrowd fundraising principles. WeiCrowd fundraiser is considered to be a reward based crowdfunding campaign. Detailed terms and conditions of the fundraiser will be released later and published on WeiCro...

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Philanthropic Advisory Services PHILANTHROPIC ADVISORY SERVICES

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May 09, 2018

The decision to use part of your wealth to benefit others is often only reached after careful reflection on your goals. Having made the commitment to charity, you are now faced with numerous other considerations as you embark upon this journey. Among the factors you may be struggling with are: findi...

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Nonprofit Annual Communications Plan NONPROFIT ANNUAL COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

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May 09, 2018

When you only contact supporters during your major campaigns, you miss out on opportunities to cultivate them and deepen their connections to your cause. Strengthen your donor relationships by sending consistent, personalized, and most importantly, varied email communications all year long, even if ...

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THE NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE CROWDFUNDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CREATIVE CROWDFUNDING

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May 08, 2018

Increasingly, individuals, young organisations and even established companies are turning to crowdfunding as a means to support product launches and the development of new ideas. For smaller creators, crowdfunding can be the difference between a project happening or not. As competition for funding i...

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9 Steps for Building Exceptional Major Gift Programs 9 STEPS FOR BUILDING EXCEPTIONAL MAJOR GIFT PROGRAMS

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May 08, 2018

In this time of shifting economic realities, nonprofits throughout the globe realize the necessity of diversifying philanthropic revenue streams. Relief organizations dependent on unrestricted high-volume giving may fight the winds of stagnant middle-class incomes. Human services charities dependent...

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Graham Pelton: Battening Down the Hatches GRAHAM PELTON: BATTENING DOWN THE HATCHES

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May 01, 2018

Shifting political interests and priorities are putting nonprofits that rely on government funding at risk. From health to the environment to the arts and education, nearly all nonprofit sectors will feel the impact of the reprioritization of core social investments. Now, more than ever, your organi...

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Annual Giving Multichannel Best Practices ANNUAL GIVING MULTICHANNEL BEST PRACTICES

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Apr 26, 2018

This whitepaper examines key annual giving engagement trends across multiple solicitation channels. We continued to survey fundraisers on key trends from our 2017 report such as giving results, resource allocation, and channel adoption questions. We also explored two specific areas of annual fundrai...

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Millennial: A digital token enabling non-profit organizations to fundraise and donate MILLENNIAL: A DIGITAL TOKEN ENABLING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO FUNDRAISE AND DONATE

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Apr 15, 2018

The blockchain now plays a large role in how corporations fundraise. Corporations are able to leverage the blockchain to raise money via the use of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Simple Agreement for Future Tokens (SAFT). These blockchain funding mechanisms have not impacted the churches and missi...

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Nonprofit Sustainability Field Manual NONPROFIT SUSTAINABILITY FIELD MANUAL

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Apr 12, 2018

The modern consumer is savvy and shrewd. You probably wouldn’t dream of trying a new restaurant without reading Yelp reviews, or consider a used car without a CARFAX report. Today’s donor is no different. Whether they’re an individual, a foundation or a corporation, donors never ha...

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The Charitable Altcoin THE CHARITABLE ALTCOIN

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Apr 11, 2018

Since the introduction of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency market has changed drastically and grown exponentially, with the total market cap recently breaching $120 billion. Thousands of Altcoins have since emerged but aside from Ether, Dash and Litecoin, there has been minimal adoption by established bu...

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Nonprofit Audit Workshop 2018 NONPROFIT AUDIT WORKSHOP 2018

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Apr 11, 2018

“Audit” doesn’t have to be a dirty word at your nonprofit! A thorough financial audit gives you a clear picture of how well your organization manages and tracks its funds, which in turn makes you more effective in carrying out your mission. Passing your audit with flying colors bui...

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Distributed Peer-to-Peer Marketplace Provides Support for Charity and Crowdfunding DISTRIBUTED PEER-TO-PEER MARKETPLACE PROVIDES SUPPORT FOR CHARITY AND CROWDFUNDING

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Apr 11, 2018

Marketplaces exist to remove risk from peer-to-peer trades and enforce penalties on any actors that misbehave. They also play an important role as rating agencies enabling customers and sellers to rate those they have transacted with and provide a level of reassurance to others considering a trade w...

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BEYOND THE CHECK: A ROADMAP FOR ENGAGING INDIVIDUAL DONORS BEYOND THE CHECK: A ROADMAP FOR ENGAGING INDIVIDUAL DONORS

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Apr 08, 2018

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance recognizes a critical need to better understand the funding landscape and ultimately help cultivate new sources of public and private funding for arts and culture, given recent trends in cultural philanthropy of shifting foundation priorities, declining cor...

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The Digital Nonprofit Ability Assessment THE DIGITAL NONPROFIT ABILITY ASSESSMENT

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Apr 01, 2018

Nonprofits play a $40 billion role in the annual delivery of international aid and are increasingly strained by the widening gap between available resources and growing needs. The effective integration of an NGO’s people, process, and technology investments into digital business models can enh...

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A Nonprofit A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO GIVING DAYS

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Apr 01, 2018

There are a number of steps that go into planning a successful Giving Day. Our best advice is to start planning months in advance. It takes time to generate buzz, runs a successful campaign, and create an online fundraising movement! Here are a few important tips on how to plan a successful Giving D...

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Targeting the Right Donors A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO TARGETING THE RIGHT DONORS

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Apr 01, 2018

Maybe you have a general idea of how old they are, why they care about your cause, and where they live. Many nonprofit organizations can usually identify one (or more) “typical” donor profile when thinking about who in their community is most likely to donate.

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8 Mistakes You 8 MISTAKES YOU'RE MAKING WITH YOUR DONATION PROGRAM

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Apr 01, 2018

Your company has a donation program in place to process and organize all the donation requests you’re getting from the community. Whether you’re a hotel supplying charity auctions with coupons for luxurious stay packages or a major sports team donating tickets to the big game, you’...

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The Private Label Donor Advised Fund THE PRIVATE LABEL DONOR ADVISED FUND

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Mar 31, 2018

The firms Donor Advised Fund is branded in the name of your nonprofit. This program is tailored to free your organization from the burdensome responsibilities that prevent your staff from focusing exclusively on marketing the program to your donor base. Here are benefits of our Private Label Donor A...

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A Better Donor Experience: Is it the Cornerstone of Donor Loyalty A BETTER DONOR EXPERIENCE: IS IT THE CORNERSTONE OF DONOR LOYALTY

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Mar 31, 2018

According to data from the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, the average donor retention rate in the U.S. after the first gift is around 45 percent. It’s an amazing reality that over half of those who give to an organ...

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The role of philanthropy in using data to address complex challenges THE ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY IN USING DATA TO ADDRESS COMPLEX CHALLENGES

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Mar 31, 2018

Foundations all over the world are grappling with their role in the emerging field of data and artificial intelligence. The field is fraught with potential controversy but also with possibility. Data has the potential to help us work at a larger scale than ever before, be more efficient, and solve p...

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How to Pitch a Donor Management System to Your Board HOW TO PITCH A DONOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM TO YOUR BOARD

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Mar 31, 2018

One of the biggest and, ultimately, most game-changing upgrades your organization can make is moving to a donor management system that makes your team’s work easier, more efficient, and more successful. Are you still wrangling a complicated pile of sorta-linked-but-not-really Excel spreadsheet...

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Nonprofit Inbound NONPROFIT INBOUND

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Mar 28, 2018

Almost as soon as inbound marketing entered the scene, so did the skeptics who said it would never work for nonprofits. And at rst, it might have been easy to believe them. After all, inbound was initially positioned as a methodology for driving leads for B2B sales and then nurturing those leads thr...

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to non-partisan civic engagement campaigns A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO NON-PARTISAN CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGNS

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Mar 21, 2018

You probably work at a nonprofit because you’re passionate about improving the world around you. Even if you don’t work directly in the world of politics and legislation, you likely have a strong idea of how better policies (and better governance) can improve the lives of the people you ...

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Recurring Giving A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO RECURRING GIVING

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Mar 20, 2018

What’s a recurring gift? It’s a donation that you automatically receive each month no need to process checks or ask one-time donors for more funds, a donation goes directly into your account. Sounds pretty great, right? Recurring giving makes donations convenient for your supporters, so ...

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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PLANNING CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PLANNING

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Mar 20, 2018

When people talk about capital campaigns, they may say those words but they are often hearing “Building Campaign.” The words capital and building are not interchangeable, and understanding that distinction is critical. Every business needs revenue to operate on a day-to-day basis, and oc...

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Nonprofit Board Members To Pay or Not to Pay in 2018 NONPROFIT BOARD MEMBERS TO PAY OR NOT TO PAY IN 2018

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Mar 14, 2018

The vast majority of boards of director members in the nonprofit sector are not paid for their services. Board members typically serve on a part-time, voluntary basis, and many in the sector feel that they should not benefit personally from their service. Most in the sector believe that directors sh...

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A Nonprofit A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO SUGGESTED DONATION AMOUNTS

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Mar 14, 2018

Research tells us that offering donors a choice of giving levels will increase the overall average donation size. Your own experience confirms that donors will give more when they’re prompted with specific amounts. Some nonprofits manually test their forms, changing donation amounts every few ...

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A Nonprofit A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Mar 13, 2018

In today’s technology-connected world, personal fundraising is no longer about pledge sheets and coin jars. Our online networks allow us to reach friends and family through email, social media, mobile devices, and more – and that means nonprofits can grow their bases exponentially depend...

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A Nonprofit’s Guide: Boosting Corporate Donations & Sponsorships A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE: BOOSTING CORPORATE DONATIONS & SPONSORSHIPS

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Mar 13, 2018

You already know that companies in your community are looking for meaningful corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects to support. Corporations want to give back while increasing employee engagement, attraction, and retention at the same time. Are you using EVERY online technique you can to enc...

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A Nonprofit A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO MATCHING GIFTS

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Mar 12, 2018

A matching gift is a donation made through a corporate workplace program that matches employee donations, usual dollar for dollar. Simply put, some employee donations are matched by the corporation they work for, potentially doubling the value of each donation up to 100%.

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A Nonprofit Finance Sleuth Uncovers Fraud A NONPROFIT FINANCE SLEUTH UNCOVERS FRAUD

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Mar 12, 2018

In the quiet seaside town of Charity Cove, the latest in a string of disturbing frauds at nonprofits had just come to light. Henry Gonzales, the finance director for Eastern Shore Legal Advocacy, sat at his desk, his face in his hands. Sitting across from him was Audie Money, famous in her field as ...

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2018 Top 5 Nonprofit Governance Challenges 2018 TOP 5 NONPROFIT GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES

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Mar 08, 2018

On January 24, 2018, I presented another installment of our ongoing “Governance for Lunch” webinar series with Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF). This series has become one of my favorite presentation opportunities. Not only is GCCF an exceptional partner (and Wendy Deming who spear...

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A GUIDE TO GLOBAL GRANTS A GUIDE TO GLOBAL GRANTS

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Mar 07, 2018

This is the 2016 edition of A Guide to Global Grants, which replaces the Grant Management Manual. It’s for all Rotary members who are interested in applying for global grants or developing more effective and sustainable service projects. Members and leaders can also use this publication as a t...

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An Introduction to CSR and corporate philanthropy AN INTRODUCTION TO CSR AND CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY

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Mar 06, 2018

We focus on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and corporate philanthropy, with the aim of providing civil society leaders with a clear overview on the topic, and relevant information for understanding how to develop beneficial relations with private sector organisations in Serbia.

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How charities can boost their profile and fundraising efforts HOW CHARITIES CAN BOOST THEIR PROFILE AND FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

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Mar 05, 2018

Indeed, research by the New Philanthropy Capital1 has found charities in the UK are being forced to cut back on the services they offer as a result of reduced funding. Two-thirds of the charities surveyed in England and Wales admitted front-line services have been lost as a result of a lack of donat...

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Principles & Best Practices for Accountability in Fundraising PRINCIPLES & BEST PRACTICES FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN FUNDRAISING

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Mar 03, 2018

While a nonprofit does not, by definition, have shareholders, it is similarly accountable to both its donors and the constituencies it serves through its mission. The nonprofit has an obligation to make solid business decisions to help it meet both short- and long- term objectives that will, in turn...

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GROSS DOMESTIC PHILANTHROPY: An international analysis of GDP, tax and giving GROSS DOMESTIC PHILANTHROPY: AN INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS OF GDP, TAX AND GIVING

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Mar 02, 2018

In 2006 Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) produced a Briefing paper entitled International comparisons of charitable giving1 which ranked countries by how generous they were as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This aimed to compare rates of giving internationally and the underlying causes ...

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CULTIVATING NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP A Philanthropic Opportunity CULTIVATING NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP A PHILANTHROPIC OPPORTUNITY

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Mar 02, 2018

However, U.S. grantmakers significantly underinvest in leadership development. An analysis of grants from 2003-2012 showed that leadership development funding comprised just 0.9 percent of total dollars granted and 0.8 percent of total grants. By comparison, for-profit businesses routinely invest $1...

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Accepting Cannabis Donations for your Non-profit Organization ACCEPTING CANNABIS DONATIONS FOR YOUR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Mar 01, 2018

Fundraising is an almost constant task for any non-profit organization. Securing diverse revenue streams is imperative for the maintenance and growth of a non-profit’s mission. From quaint bake sales to grants to million-dollar raffles, the variety of ways a non-profit may use to raise donatio...

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Smart contract charity foundation – know where your donation is going SMART CONTRACT CHARITY FOUNDATION – KNOW WHERE YOUR DONATION IS GOING

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Feb 28, 2018

Donato is a decentralized public blockchain platform implemented by smartcontracts. The platform supports micro-payments and donations in a way that hasn’t been done ever before. With Donato’s public decentralized blockchain a trusted third party will be able to verify payments and alloc...

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Your Donor Love and Loyalty Plan YOUR DONOR LOVE AND LOYALTY PLAN

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Feb 28, 2018

Stewardship is commonly used to describe the process of building donor relationships over time. This is actually a misnomer, as the definition of stewardship is “The careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.” Really, stewardship is something you do to...

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Great Foundations in Fundraising GREAT FOUNDATIONS IN FUNDRAISING

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Feb 21, 2018

Times are challenging for nonprofits in Australia. The NAB Charitable Index Report revealed charitable giving fell by 1.0% over the last year leading up to February 2017. The slip is noticeable, comparing to the 6.5% increase in giving in February 20161 . In this ebook, we will explore the thoughts,...

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TOWARD THE FUTURE OF ARTS PHILANTHROPY TOWARD THE FUTURE OF ARTS PHILANTHROPY

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Feb 15, 2018

Over the past several years, many authors including arts practitioners, academics, and funders have put forth theories and frameworks that provided guidance for, but few extant examples of, what arts equity looks like in action. Since early 2014, the Memphis Music Initiative (MMI) has engaged in a u...

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The Philanthropy Outlook 2018 & 2019 THE PHILANTHROPY OUTLOOK 2018 & 2019

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Feb 13, 2018

With the strong finish of the stock market and passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the end of 2017, 2018 is shaping up to be an unusual year, and we can expect major changes in the landscape of charitable giving. These factors will undoubtedly affect the baseline projections produced by The Phil...

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Create a Fundraising Plan that will Propel Your Nonprofit Forward CREATE A FUNDRAISING PLAN THAT WILL PROPEL YOUR NONPROFIT FORWARD

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Feb 07, 2018

General Dwight Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” Having an annual development plan helps you define not just what your fundraising goal will be, but also what key steps and metrics you need to have i...

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The Donor Engagement Strategy Playbook THE DONOR ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY PLAYBOOK

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Feb 06, 2018

Whether you are new to fundraising or have been in the field for many years, you probably know that the key to developing a consistent stream of donations lies in building relationships. Once a donor connects with a nonprofit, they are much more likely to donate again and again if they are engaged w...

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The Nonprofit Sector THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Feb 06, 2018

The Tucson nonprofit sector is a rich and vibrant community, with thousands of organizations  working towards a common goal of improving and enriching the lives of Southern Arizona’s  population. Much of our regional identity is associated with charitable giving and providing aid&nbs...

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The Mission-Infused Nonprofit CFO THE MISSION-INFUSED NONPROFIT CFO

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Feb 03, 2018

The nonprofit financial world is changing quickly, and the isolated CFO has been rendered obsolete. The future nonprofit CFO is a mission-infused, proactive leader who interacts with a finance-driven program and administrative team. Finance and mission are integrated and inseparable, and it’s ...

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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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Feb 01, 2018

Many nonprofit executives and fundraisers, rightly, want to build personal relationships with donors-particularly major donors-where one shakes someone’s hand and speaks to him or her. However, understanding how to be good to general gift donors online is also an integral part of a successful ...

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Accessing Patient Data for Grateful Patient Fundraising ACCESSING PATIENT DATA FOR GRATEFUL PATIENT FUNDRAISING

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Feb 01, 2018

In 1996, Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Since it took effect in 2003, healthcare providers have been held to stringent rules with significant monetary penalties for violations. More specifically, hospital development offices and foundations have been...

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CRM for Nonprofit Relationships CRM FOR NONPROFIT RELATIONSHIPS

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Jan 31, 2018

No matter your mission, people are the heart of your nonprofit and its work. Think about all the relationships your organization has from all of the people you and your staff interact with to program participants, donors, volunteers, partners, event attendees, legislators, and more. Whether you&rsqu...

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The Global Landscape of Philanthropy THE GLOBAL LANDSCAPE OF PHILANTHROPY

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Jan 31, 2018

This chapter looks at the term ‘philanthropy’, which has different meanings and different connotations in different parts of the world. It tends to reflect ‘western’ ideas, often at odds with local traditions of giving. It also looks at some of the external challenges facing ...

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

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Jan 31, 2018

Peer-to-peer fundraising, also known as P2P, crowdfunding or social fundraising, extends an organization’s reach to people who might not be familiar with the nonprofit or who require a personal connection to motivate them to support the cause. A fundraiser’s existing network of friends, ...

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The Nonprofit Growth Guide THE NONPROFIT GROWTH GUIDE

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Jan 31, 2018

While many nonprofits strive to grow, it can be difficult to do so. You often know where you need to go, but sometimes you don’t know how to get there. Every year, Classy releases the Classy 100, an annual list of the top 100 growing nonprofits on the Classy platform. Part of the reason we beg...

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Donor Centered Gift Acknowledgment Program DONOR CENTERED GIFT ACKNOWLEDGMENT PROGRAM

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Jan 31, 2018

A strong donor acknowledgment and recognition program is a pre-condition to sustainable annual giving from individuals. If you don’t thank people properly, they won’t stick with you. It’s that simple. And that complex. Because a really good stewardship program takes thought. And pr...

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Storytelling for Nonprofits STORYTELLING FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 31, 2018

Everyone in your organization needs a good story. To intrigue a journalist. To inspire a donor to give. To motivate staff to aim higher. To spark an advocacy revolution. To land a corporate sponsorship deal. Stories are the basic building blocks for reaching our goals. As fundraisers, it’s not...

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Strategic Planning in Nonprofits STRATEGIC PLANNING IN NONPROFITS

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Jan 24, 2018

Strategic Planning in Nonprofits (SPiN) is a project of Washington Nonprofits, our state association that makes sure nonprofits have what they need to succeed. SPiN was funded by the Satterberg Foundation. Together we seek to expand the capacity of nonprofits to achieve their mission. SPiN was desig...

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FUNDRAISING & ‘ICO FUNDRAISING & ‘ICO

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Jan 24, 2018

Pulchram is launching a fundraising effort to co-fund the first development phase of seven buildings: four senior homes, two community homes and one nursing home. These buildings will be located on the Mediterranean coast of the Spanish peninsula and Balearic Islands, with a focus on the Costa Brava...

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Cherrio whitepaper CHERRIO WHITEPAPER

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Jan 24, 2018

On 22nd of January 2018, CHERR.IO team participated in the first ever blockchain oriented hackathon in Davos, during the World Economic Forum (WEF) conference. The participants hacked for the future of humanity simultaneously for 48 hours straight to produce blockchain solutions to address the Unite...

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The Imapct of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017” on charitable giving THE IMAPCT OF THE “TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017” ON CHARITABLE GIVING

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Jan 24, 2018

In the months and weeks leading up to the passage of the largest tax reform act since 1986, many in the nonprofit world feared that charitable contributions would be adversely affected by proposed changes reducing the number of donors who itemize their charitable gifts to as few as 5%. Reliable indu...

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12 Ways to Engage Zero Dollar Fundraisers 12 WAYS TO ENGAGE ZERO DOLLAR FUNDRAISERS

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Jan 19, 2018

This white paper examines the industry-wide problem of peer-to-peer event participants who raise no money for their organization. In addition to a strategy for helping organizations change their event culture from awareness-raising to fundraising, we present a dozen proven tactics to help in the pro...

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IRS offers guidance on certain distribution from donor advised funds IRS OFFERS GUIDANCE ON CERTAIN DISTRIBUTION FROM DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

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Jan 19, 2018

Certain distributions from a donor-advised fund (DAF) that pay for the purchase of tickets that enable a donor, donor advisor, or related person under section 4958(f)(7), to attend or participate in a charity-sponsored event result is a more than incidental benefit to such person under section 4967;...

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The Non-profit Fiduciaries Handbook THE NON-PROFIT FIDUCIARIES HANDBOOK

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Jan 18, 2018

A step-by-step guide to the investment strategy for non-profit investors. If you serve on a non-profit Board, non-profit Investment Committee, or are the CFO of a non-profit organization, this reference book was designed for you. The Non-profit Handbook provides practical advice, planning tools, and...

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AOG-WhitePaper AOG-WHITEPAPER

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Jan 18, 2018

The AOG tokens aren’t meant to represent securities in any jurisdiction. This white paper does not represent a prospectus or supply document of any kind and isn’t meant to represent a proposal of securities or a solicitation for investment in securities in any jurisdiction. The informati...

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Implications to Nonprofit Fundraising IMPLICATIONS TO NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Jan 17, 2018

The end of 2017 brought with it tax reform. From a nonprofit organization perspective, this reform has created a degree of industry concern around its potential effect on charitable giving. For many organizations, fundraising is the lifeblood of their operations and can directly affect their ability...

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Where to Give White Paper WHERE TO GIVE WHITE PAPER

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Jan 17, 2018

Peppered into all the sad news we hear on a daily basis, we know there is still room for hope and love in our world. In our philanthropic line of work, we are fortunate to see this daily while most people are distracted by the devastation. To highlight recent good, fourteen more billionaires announc...

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The Essentials of Major Gift Fundraising THE ESSENTIALS OF MAJOR GIFT FUNDRAISING

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Jan 17, 2018

Were you aware that the most generous segment in philanthropy are individuals? Yet, one of the most challenging areas for nonprofits and charities is to develop and grow is a thriving major gifts program. Many nonprofits focus their time and energy in doing events, which have significant costs to th...

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How PEOs Can Save NonProfits Time HOW PEOS CAN SAVE NONPROFITS TIME

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Jan 14, 2018

Having employees adds 147 tasks to executive directors’ ‘to do’ lists, ranging from employment law compliance to benefit plan cost containment. At best, these can be time-consuming, at worst, put the organization at risk. This white paper explores nonprofits evolving HR challenges,...

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Legacy and In-Memory Fundraising LEGACY AND IN-MEMORY FUNDRAISING

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Jan 10, 2018

Gifts in wills have the potential to change the world. Engaging your supporters and the wider public in legacy conversations has never been more crucial or more exciting. This book is a great starting point to help fundraisers shape their legacy strategy, influence internally and understand the vari...

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No charity left behind: the need for a digital third sector NO CHARITY LEFT BEHIND: THE NEED FOR A DIGITAL THIRD SECTOR

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Jan 10, 2018

The survey that this report is based on was carried out over a period of 30 days in September-October 2017, with 1,261 different organisations taking part. In September 2017, we asked our charity partners to answer an in-depth survey about their use and management of digital technology, their priori...

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Charitable Giving and the New Tax Act CHARITABLE GIVING AND THE NEW TAX ACT

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Jan 01, 2018

In the time leading up to the passage of the largest tax reform act since 1986, many in the nonprofit world feared that charitable contributions would be adversely affected. The proposed changes could have reduced the number of donors who itemize their charitable gifts to as few as 5%. Reliable indu...

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ENGAGING NONPROFIT EMPLOYEES ENGAGING NONPROFIT EMPLOYEES

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Dec 31, 2017

Nonprofit organizations rank third from the bottom among the 18 different industries we profile each year. In 2015, only 58 percent of nonprofit employees were engaged, as compared to a 65 percent average across all industries. Subpar engagement means employees are less likely to put forth extra eff...

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ONLINE FUNDRAISING ASSESSMENT ONLINE FUNDRAISING ASSESSMENT

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Dec 31, 2017

Successful online fundraising is the sum of many parts. From launching donor acquisition tactics to designing a beautiful website, organizations have to manage many different elements to maximize donations and engagement. However, social impact organizations often fail to balance their attention acr...

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Haas Culture of Philanthropy HAAS CULTURE OF PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 31, 2017

This paper is one of three reports commissioned by the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to address chronic fundraising challenges highlighted in the 2013 UnderDeveloped report. That report, produced in partnership with CompassPoint, gave voice to widespread frustration and raised the question, what ...

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GIVING BACK WITH PLANNED PHILANTHROPY GIVING BACK WITH PLANNED PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 31, 2017

Success in life is about more than amassing wealth. It’s about the conscious legacy you leave behind for your loved ones, community, and society. We created this special report to share some of the financial and social benefits of a proactive approach to philanthropy. Affluent Americans are be...

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Ten Keys to Successful Strategic Planning for Nonprofit and Foundation Leaders TEN KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR NONPROFIT AND FOUNDATION LEADERS

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Dec 31, 2017

Strategic planning has long been used as a tool for transforming and revitalizing corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Recently, however, skepticism about planning has been on the rise. Political and economic uncertainty is the norm and the pace of technological and social ...

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING ULTIMATE GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Dec 31, 2017

Peer-to-peer fundraising may seem like a new concept, but some form of it has been around for years. Generations of school kids have sold chocolate and giftwrap, retail shoppers have long been dropping change into a jar to help local cancer patients, and communities have hosted fairs, festivals, and...

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3 Key Elements to Take Your Nonprofit from Surviving to Thriving 3 KEY ELEMENTS TO TAKE YOUR NONPROFIT FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING

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Dec 31, 2017

Once you’ve absorbed that information, if you’re a board member or non-profit leader, I’d like to say to you that YOU can be one of the charities that go from surviving to thriving. How do I know? I know because I did it. I created a non-profit which started at the kitchen table an...

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THE STATE OF DATA IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR THE STATE OF DATA IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Dec 31, 2017

Data is a term we’ve come to associate with the for-profit world, but in the nonprofit world it’s seemingly not as prevalent. Natural-born do-gooders came into the nonprofit sector with one mission to leave the world a better place than they found it. Nobody mentioned data in that equati...

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Direct Mail for Nonprofits DIRECT MAIL FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 31, 2017

The future is the Internet, they say. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, email… these are the tools that matter these days, they say. Stop being an old fogey and enter the 21st Century, they say. And, OK, yeah maybe that’s true in a lot of ways, but that doesn’t mean tried-and...

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Success Factors for Nonprofit Organizations SUCCESS FACTORS FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Dec 31, 2017

Public Interest Management Group conducted an applied research project in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, The Impact Foundry and 43 charitable nonprofits between 2015 and 2017. The research objective was to identify nonprofit management practices linked to organizational succes...

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GREAT FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR NON-PROFITS GREAT FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR NON-PROFITS

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Dec 31, 2017

What you are about to read may be disturbing, especially if you are a social media evangelist. Older donors, the folks who typically represent the largest share of charitable giving to an organization, are not rushing to become disciples of online giving. Put another way, they may be showing up at t...

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The Next 10 Years in Digital Fundraising THE NEXT 10 YEARS IN DIGITAL FUNDRAISING

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Dec 31, 2017

2014 marks the 10th birthday of Charity Dynamics. In the past 10 years, our company has seen changes in various areas of fundraising, but digital fundraising especially has grown by leaps and bounds. The increasing role of email, social media and general online donations has made the digital fundrai...

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THE NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO INCREASE ONLINE DONATIONS THE NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO INCREASE ONLINE DONATIONS

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Dec 31, 2017

Fundraising it’s an ever-present challenge for most nonprofits. Whether you’re focusing on specific events-based or campaign fundraising or accepting general donations, fundraising plays a crucial role in your organization. Fundraising keeps your organization afloat, allowing you to expa...

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THE DONOR RETENTION THE DONOR RETENTION

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Dec 31, 2017

Retaining your donors is one of the smartest things you can do for the financial health of your nonprofit organization. Not only is it more cost-effective to retain donors than acquire new ones, repeat donors also tend to get more involved with your work. Whether it’s fundraising, volunteering...

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FINDING THE BEST DONOR DATABASE TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR NONPROFIT FINDING THE BEST DONOR DATABASE TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Dec 31, 2017

Is your CRM software empowering your nonprofit to thrive, or just get by? If you feel like you’re surviving on old, clunky systems that store your data but aren’t making it work for you, you’re not alone! There are many software systems that are capable of “working.” Ma...

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HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS A CRM HOW TO KNOW IF YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS A CRM

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Dec 31, 2017

CRM is an acronym that stands for Customer Relationship Management. As the name suggests, a CRM tool or CRM software allows you to better maintain interactions with customers, even giving you the power to automate some of these interactions, too. And, in case you were thinking it, “CRM” ...

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Nonprofit Welcome Emails NONPROFIT WELCOME EMAILS

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Dec 31, 2017

First-time donor retention is a mere 27 percent.1 Stats like this show that even when a prospect finally makes their first gift, the donor acquisition process is far from over. The real challenge is to keep these new donors involved with your organization. Fear not; there is a way to keep new donors...

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The Trust Factor & Nonprofit Financial Management THE TRUST FACTOR & NONPROFIT FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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Dec 31, 2017

The impact of nonprofit organizations in changing lives and communities for the better can never be fully calculated. The wonderful goodness of combining the resources of knowledge, ability, funding, and delivery of service, in order to accomplish good optimal assistance and transformation is someth...

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Growing the Nonprofit Presence GROWING THE NONPROFIT PRESENCE

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Dec 31, 2017

Nonprofit providers in the senior living field have demonstrated extraordinary creativity in navigating challenges. While the significant increase in the 65+ demographic supports continued investment, providers face important decisions on how and where to invest finite resources while continuing to ...

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Philanthropic Services: Charitable Giving Strategies and Solutions PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES: CHARITABLE GIVING STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS

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Dec 31, 2017

Whether you are new to giving or looking to expand your philanthropic activities, Northern Trust can help you and your family plan your legacy. Our comprehensive philanthropic solutions enable you to take a focused, more strategic approach to charitable giving by integrating your philanthropic goals...

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HOW A FOCUS ON GRANTEES HELPS CREATE MEANINGFUL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS HOW A FOCUS ON GRANTEES HELPS CREATE MEANINGFUL IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

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Dec 31, 2017

Both grantmakers and nonprofits want to demonstrate their impact, but some may not be adequately prepared to address the challenges that arise along the way. Some funders skip important steps in development while others fail to pay enough attention to their grantees’ capacity or preferences wh...

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Wealth and Giving White Paper WEALTH AND GIVING WHITE PAPER

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Dec 31, 2017

High net-worth households with incomes greater than $200,000 or assets that exceed $1MM represent over three percent of all households in the US. Yet this small population of affluent households has an enormously disproportionate impact on giving, as they account for approximately two-thirds of all ...

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Using Analytics to Grow Your Fundraising Program USING ANALYTICS TO GROW YOUR FUNDRAISING PROGRAM

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Dec 29, 2017

Recently we did a Google search on the phrase “fundraising is easy.” It yielded 8.9 million hits. Sometimes Google works as an oracle, but not this time. In reality, direct response fundraising has never been easy and it’s getting tougher. More fundraising organizations are chasing...

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Alliance for philanthropy and social investment worldwide ALLIANCE FOR PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT WORLDWIDE

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Dec 29, 2017

The flagship of Alliance Publishing Trust is this magazine, our quarterly print publication dedicated to the pursuit of independent coverage of philanthropy worldwide. You read it for opinion and analysis of trends and developments in the sector, interviews with leading philanthropists and foundatio...

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Charitable Technologies: Opportunities for Collaborative Computing in Nonprofit Fundraising CHARITABLE TECHNOLOGIES: OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING IN NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Dec 29, 2017

This paper presents research analyzing the role of computational technology in the domain of nonprofit fundraising. Nonprofits are a cornerstone of many societies and are especially prominent in the United States, where $295 billion, or slightly more than 2% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (i.e. ...

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Nonprofit Borrowing NONPROFIT BORROWING

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Dec 29, 2017

In response to examples in the news and client inquiries, we have prepared this paper to address the topic of nonprofit borrowing. For sake of clarity, we will start by identifying the two most common approaches: borrowing from an endowment and borrowing against an endowment. As a preface, it is imp...

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Mthereum  whitepaper MTHEREUM WHITEPAPER

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Dec 29, 2017

Mthereum Coin is a ERC20 token that aims to be the preferred method of donating transparently through the Ethereum blockchain and to access the ecosystem of services provided by the Mthereum Chain platform. The adoption of cryptocurrencies will impact the way we donate in the future and Mthereum Coi...

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Nonprofit Fundraising 101 NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING 101

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Dec 29, 2017

In today’s digital age, much of our fundraising and relationship-building happens through technology. It is becoming less common for fundraisers to have personal interactions with donors, but these are still critical when raising funds and developing connections. Events are an important way to...

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Best-in-Class Financials for Nonprofits BEST-IN-CLASS FINANCIALS FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 29, 2017

Efficiency and performance. If you are a financial professional in a nonprofit, these are your keys to success. Sage Intacct was built to give you those keys, and to do it better than anyone else. First, we automate your processes to increase accuracy, improve compliance, and ultimately make your or...

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The Nonprofit’s Guide to A Successful Development Program THE NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO A SUCCESSFUL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Dec 28, 2017

Whether you’re a small scrappy team or part of a multi-million organization, all nonprofits need a solid development program. After all, the work of your development team affects everyone, and every part of a nonprofit impacts the development department. Here at EveryAction, we pride ourselves...

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Exceptional Storytelling Made Easy EXCEPTIONAL STORYTELLING MADE EASY

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Dec 27, 2017

Storytelling is such a hot buzzword these days that every marketing person, it seems, is struggling to figure out how to make it work for their organization. But the best stories are simple, and easily shared. And the beautiful thing about social responsibility is that the stories practically speak ...

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Email Best Practices for Fundraising EMAIL BEST PRACTICES FOR FUNDRAISING

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Dec 26, 2017

Your donors and volunteers wake up every morning and check their email. More than half of all emails are now read on a mobile device, and through the course of a day, readers spend an average of 6.3 hours reading around 88 emails. Shouldn’t your organization be among them? A recent study says ...

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A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM A NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM

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Dec 26, 2017

Monthly giving programs are continuing their stellar growth and delivering huge value for nonprofits of all sizes. Development teams are keenly aware that monthly donors have better retention (they stay on the donor file longer) and provide higher lifetime value (they deliver more revenue over their...

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Raise More Resources with Salesforce for Nonprofits RAISE MORE RESOURCES WITH SALESFORCE FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 21, 2017

The mobile and social era has changed the way nonprofits connect with their supporters. And with increased competition for philanthropic dollars and time, successful nonprofits must deliver the anytime, anywhere, collaborative experience today’s donors and volunteers expect. From frontline fun...

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The 4 phases of an effective peer-to-peer campaign THE 4 PHASES OF AN EFFECTIVE PEER-TO-PEER CAMPAIGN

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Dec 20, 2017

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a specific type of crowdfunding “crowdfunding” being the term that’s commonly used to describe a collective effort to pool money together in support of a common goal. At Classy, we group crowdfunding efforts into two basic categories: single-tier crowdfu...

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Fundraising Ethics FUNDRAISING ETHICS

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Dec 20, 2017

Adhering to ethical standards in fundraising is especially important because the success of an organization’s mission rests on trust: the trust of clients, volunteers, donors, and the community served. Stewarding the public’s trust is therefore a critical role for fundraisers to perform....

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30 Brilliant Bits crowdsourced 30 BRILLIANT BITS CROWDSOURCED

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Dec 20, 2017

Care2 is privileged to work with some of best brains in online fundraising. These professionals have guided nonprofits of all sizes and stripes in raising millions of dollars through digital channels. Collectively, they represent a deep and trusted well of fundraising expertise. To help causes like ...

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Navigating Risk in Impact-Focused Philanthropy NAVIGATING RISK IN IMPACT-FOCUSED PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 20, 2017

Risk is tricky. Aside from the confusing (and sometimes conflicting) definitions and perspectives of risk that are discussed in the following pages risk as a positive versus negative, risk as a subjective versus objective reality dealing with risk is easier said than done. This is because risk speak...

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Philanthropy, community foundations and strategic community investment PHILANTHROPY, COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS AND STRATEGIC COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

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Dec 20, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to communicate this conceptualisation of philanthropy, community foundations and strategic community investment. As philanthropy and community foundations develop, so too do the approaches taken to ensure that communities are best served to promote meaningful change.

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The State of Venture Philanthropy and Social Investment (VP/SI) in Europe THE STATE OF VENTURE PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL INVESTMENT (VP/SI) IN EUROPE

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Dec 20, 2017

Venture philanthropy works to build stronger investee organisations with a societal2 purpose (Social Purpose Organisations, SPOs) by providing them with both financial and non-financial support in order to increase their societal impact. The venture philanthropy approach includes the use of the enti...

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Charity sector insights CHARITY SECTOR INSIGHTS

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Dec 19, 2017

At Ecclesiastical, we believe that working with key industry bodies, third sector groups and our customers is invaluable in gaining a true understanding of the challenges and opportunities the charity sector faces today. That’s why we were delighted to support initiatives like New Philanthropy...

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Nonprofits and Merger Actvity NONPROFITS AND MERGER ACTVITY

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Dec 18, 2017

Leaders of nonprofit organizations of the 21st century have to juggle newly emerging obstacles, as well as challenges that are centuries old. To do this well, and to ensure the sustainability of the organization, many will have to consider the possibilities of realigning resources; collaborating to ...

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Tax Reform and Charitable Giving TAX REFORM AND CHARITABLE GIVING

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Dec 15, 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a widely anticipated overhaul to the tax code, was signed into law in December 2017. While the charitable tax deduction remains intact, other changes may influence when and how much Americans give to charity. People, of course, will continue to be motivated by the desire t...

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An Executive Action Blueprint for Nonprofits AN EXECUTIVE ACTION BLUEPRINT FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 12, 2017

No one wants to believe that they or their company has a bias, especially nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to do social good. But, it happens. Conscious or unconscious bias reduces your openness to people who are different from you, and in turn, can dramatically affect your hiring process.

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The Race Is On For Transformational Donors THE RACE IS ON FOR TRANSFORMATIONAL DONORS

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Dec 06, 2017

Principal, transformational, and lead gifts are critical important-without them, you cannot expect to secure and sustain your mission. For many years, nonprofits have tracked with the 80/20 rule. That is, an organization could expect to receive 80 percent of its funding from 20 percent of its donors...

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Commit good white paper COMMIT GOOD WHITE PAPER

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Dec 05, 2017

Commit Good platform or any of its product(s) will not be intended to constitute securities in any jurisdiction. This white paper does not represent a prospectus or offer document of any sort and is not intended to constitute an offer of securities or a solicitation for investment in securities in a...

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NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES

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Dec 05, 2017

The Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections (SCHC) program helps cultural institutions meet the complex challenge of preserving large and diverse holdings of humanities materials for future generations by supporting sustainable conservation measures that mitigate deterioration, prolong the useful l...

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The Macroeconomics of Fundraising THE MACROECONOMICS OF FUNDRAISING

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Dec 04, 2017

Most fundraisers are well versed in the microeconomics of their programs. They understand the factors that affect their everyday business decisions: RFM segmentation, response rates, average gifts, postage rate changes. They know how these factors influence decisions about hiring, expansion, and bud...

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Five Ways Technology Will Shape the Nonprofit Sector FIVE WAYS TECHNOLOGY WILL SHAPE THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Dec 01, 2017

Technology is changing the world around us - sometimes in subtle ways and sometimes in very dramatic ways. Consumer behavior is changing and companies are figuring out how to best use the latest technology to sell products and services and improve brand loyalty.

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Nonprofit Talent Sustainability Strategies NONPROFIT TALENT SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIES

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Dec 01, 2017

At present, the national unemployment rate is at an all-time low, so nonprofits must present competitive and enticing job offers to attract the best-fit candidates despite budgetary constraints. You may not be able to compete with for-profit employers when it comes to the employee's paycheck, bu...

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Why Reinventing Fundraising in Higher Education Is Imperative for Its Survival WHY REINVENTING FUNDRAISING IN HIGHER EDUCATION IS IMPERATIVE FOR ITS SURVIVAL

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Nov 30, 2017

Increased pressures across a more complex and challenging landscape demand that colleges and universities take a new approach to fundraising. As overall enrollment numbers decline, student retention is stagnant, and traditional revenue sources are no longer predictable, individual philanthropic supp...

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