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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 donor...

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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...

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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 page...

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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 opi...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 Re...

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THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO FINDING THE BEST DONOR PROSPECTS HIDDEN IN YOUR DATABASE

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Jan 31, 2019

Asking for upgrades, major gifts and bequests is something that every fundraiser wants to do. But identifying the best supporters in your lists for those types of asks can be an even bigger challenge than the ask itself. Oftentimes we look only to th...

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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...

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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 f...

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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 le...

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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 envir...

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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 s...

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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...

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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...

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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 profess...

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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 journal...

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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 cus...

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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’...

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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 ...

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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 co...

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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, conserve...

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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. A...

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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 th...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, the...

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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 ...

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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 (...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 expandi...

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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 Pa...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 volunteer...

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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 develo...

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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 supp...

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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 ...

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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 bil...

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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 ...

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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 mino...

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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 gratitud...

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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 ...

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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 particip...

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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, an...

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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 service...

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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 too...

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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 ...

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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 th...

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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, federa...

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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 option...

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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...

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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 foundatio...

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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 ar...

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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 th...

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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 fundraisi...

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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 acknow...

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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 und...

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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 a...

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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 h...

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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 endowme...

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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 comprehen...

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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...

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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. ...

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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 thr...

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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 ...

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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 pens...

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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 Nonprof...

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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 ...

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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 behavi...

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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 overlay...

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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 ho...

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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 ...

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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 Employmen...

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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...

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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 condu...

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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 produc...

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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 mo...

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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, ...

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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...

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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 p...

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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 chr...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 th...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, advo...

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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 cove...

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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 &ldqu...

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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 t...

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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 yo...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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. C...

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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)? WH...

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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...

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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 thes...

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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...

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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 s...

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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 “...

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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 st...

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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 be...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 h...

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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 sam...

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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 ...

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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 ge...

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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 institutio...

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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 fundrai...

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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...

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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, v...

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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...

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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 proj...

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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 so...

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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 ...

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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 m...

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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 individu...

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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,...

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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 ...

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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 le...

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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 philanthrop...

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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 technolog...

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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 i...

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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 ...

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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...

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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 ba...

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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 re...

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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 scal...

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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 pil...

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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 lead...

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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 go...

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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 m...

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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 need...

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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 ser...

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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...

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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 no...

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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. A...

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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 eac...

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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...

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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 ...

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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. Member...

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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 priv...

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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 serv...

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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 s...

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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...

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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 com...

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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 var...

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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 thi...

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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 20...

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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...

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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 af...

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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 ...

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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 like...

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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 assoc...

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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 missi...

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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 donor...

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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, hosp...

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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 ...

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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 als...

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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. ...

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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...

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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 n...

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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...

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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...

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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 the...

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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...

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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 inc...

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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 Handb...

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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 investmen...

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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 thei...

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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 highlig...

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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 i...

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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...

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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 stra...

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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 ...

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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 the...

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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,...

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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 ...

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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 t...

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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 ...

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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 ma...

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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 gi...

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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 ke...

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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 ...

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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 sys...

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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 gen...

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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...

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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 t...

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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 a...

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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 ...

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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 wid...

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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 mean...

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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 organ...

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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...

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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 borro...

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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 deve...

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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 impac...

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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 accurac...

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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 t...

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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, int...

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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 d...

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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 res...

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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 you...

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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 li...

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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’...

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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 effo...

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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 the...

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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 w...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 deli...

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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 possib...

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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 cou...

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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 tu...

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Wealth and Giving White Paper WEALTH AND GIVING WHITE PAPER

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Dec 12, 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 givi...

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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 pe...

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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...

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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 o...

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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 in...

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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 br...

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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 employer...

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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...

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How will the impending retirement of nonprofit leaders change the sector HOW WILL THE IMPENDING RETIREMENT OF NONPROFIT LEADERS CHANGE THE SECTOR

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Nov 28, 2017

Why talk to funders? Their work provides a daily overview of the sector with its successes and challenges. Making judgments about quality of its leaders is implicit in their job descriptions. They spend their days using their own knowledge of organiz...

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Facebook and Gates Giving Tuesday 2017 FACEBOOK AND GATES GIVING TUESDAY 2017

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Nov 27, 2017

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

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Ten Faces of Philanthropy TEN FACES OF PHILANTHROPY

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Nov 23, 2017

Philanthropy today is expressed primarily in the form of time, money or experience contributed by individuals for the greater good. Yet, as we all know, mobilising these resources is no easy task. Meanwhile, the needs seem to be increasing by the day...

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Research into the Commission-based Charity Fundraising Industry in Australia RESEARCH INTO THE COMMISSION-BASED CHARITY FUNDRAISING INDUSTRY IN AUSTRALIA

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Nov 22, 2017

This report into commission-based fundraising in the Australian charity sector has been prepared by Frost & Sullivan Australia Pty Ltd (“Frost & Sullivan”) on behalf of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (“AC...

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Social Influences on Giving SOCIAL INFLUENCES ON GIVING

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Nov 22, 2017

At the core of the social giving model is a person’s sense of who they are, i.e. their selfconcept. No external information, be it societal or social, can influence people’s behaviour without being processed by the individual actor. There...

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The Art of the Ask: How to Ask Major Donors for Large Gifts to Your College or University THE ART OF THE ASK: HOW TO ASK MAJOR DONORS FOR LARGE GIFTS TO YOUR COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY

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Nov 22, 2017

There’s no doubt about it making asks can be one of the most intimidating job requirements for any fundraiser. The thought of sitting across the table from someone and asking them to give your school $25,000 or $500,000 is enough to make many p...

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Giving and volunteering: The nonprofit perspective GIVING AND VOLUNTEERING: THE NONPROFIT PERSPECTIVE

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Nov 16, 2017

This research was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Australia, represented by the Department of Social Services. The Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies (ACPNS), with the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) Swinburne and the Centre ...

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Online Fundraising Optimization and Donation Page Best Practices ONLINE FUNDRAISING OPTIMIZATION AND DONATION PAGE BEST PRACTICES

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Nov 01, 2017

Fundraising has evolved alongside the technology public and religious broadcasters use to communicate with donors. Online fundraising is a resource that nonprofit organizations can ill-afford to ignore - for every 1,000 fundraising emails delivered i...

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A Note on the Economics of Philanthropy A NOTE ON THE ECONOMICS OF PHILANTHROPY

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Oct 24, 2017

The etymology of philanthropy is love of humanity. Philanthropy is normally associated with an altruistic behavior that takes the form of charitable gifts of money and assets by individuals, foundations, or corporations. Philanthropy is sometimes dis...

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The Financial Health of Philadelphia-Area Nonprofits THE FINANCIAL HEALTH OF PHILADELPHIA-AREA NONPROFITS

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Oct 18, 2017

As nonprofit organizations in the five Pennsylvania counties of Greater Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia) emerge from the financial crisis of the last decade and head into a very different and hard-to-forecast polit...

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PARTICIPATORY GRANTMAKING: HAS ITS TIME COME PARTICIPATORY GRANTMAKING: HAS ITS TIME COME

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Oct 15, 2017

The Ford Foundation commissioned this paper to explore participatory approaches, especially participatory grantmaking, and their potential use by foundations. The paper synthesizes several existing participatory frameworks, identifes common component...

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Inside Out Fundraising INSIDE OUT FUNDRAISING

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Oct 13, 2017

In INSIDE OUT FUNDRAISING, Mark Rovner and Alia McKee are calling for nothing short of a transformation in how fundraising is valued and held in organizations. Transformation is change that is profound, radical and sustainable; change that fundamenta...

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2016 Blackbaud Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Study 2016 BLACKBAUD PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING STUDY

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Oct 11, 2017

It’s impossible to discuss the evolution of peer-to-peer fundraising without a thoughtful look back at the history of the industry. In the early days, we talked about “A-Thon Fundraising” to describe running, walking, and cycling pr...

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THE NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING THE NONPROFIT’S GUIDE TO PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Sep 30, 2017

There’s simply nothing like the peer-to-peer (p2p) model for extending your fundraising reach. Whether it’s associated with a large event like a walk-a-thon, or it’s year-round like a tribute campaign, p2p fundraising is all about e...

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Top Trends in Nonprofit Technology TOP TRENDS IN NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 30, 2017

As a nonprofit, you face a complex and evolving environment. New organizations each day make competition fiercer, while a trend in the privatization of funding sources has created myriad challenges for building a case for funding and demonstrating re...

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Starting the Search: A Nonprofit’s Journey to New Accounting Software STARTING THE SEARCH: A NONPROFIT’S JOURNEY TO NEW ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE

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Sep 20, 2017

There comes a time in the life of a nonprofit where the organization needs to re-evaluate its accounting software. Most CFOs or financial directors only need to undertake this sort of project once or twice in a career. They tend to be keenly aware of...

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Why Nonprofits Need Software as a Service WHY NONPROFITS NEED SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE

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Sep 19, 2017

Like many of today’s technology buzzwords, software as a service (SaaS) can simultaneously conjure feelings of thrill and bewilderment in nonprofit professionals. In many ways, SaaS is viewed as Pandora’s box, potentially unleashing both ...

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Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Benchmarking Insights PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING BENCHMARKING INSIGHTS

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Sep 09, 2017

Peer-to-peer fundraising events are often categorized based on the type of event: walk, 5k run, bike, or endurance. It’s long been accepted that the type of event factors into strategies to increase revenue. After reviewing event fundraising da...

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Using Predictive Donor Profiles, Wealth, and Asset Screenings to Identify High-End Planned Gift Prospects USING PREDICTIVE DONOR PROFILES, WEALTH, AND ASSET SCREENINGS TO IDENTIFY HIGH-END PLANNED GIFT PROSPECTS

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Sep 06, 2017

This two-part paper provides both the prospect research professional and the planned giving professional specific guidance in identifying deferred gift prospects within the organization’s ranks of donors and constituents. Part I provides prospe...

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Why LiveBeyond decided Kindful was the best fit for their nonprofit. WHY LIVEBEYOND DECIDED KINDFUL WAS THE BEST FIT FOR THEIR NONPROFIT.

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Aug 17, 2017

LiveBeyond is a faith-based, humanitarian organization focused on transforming an oppressed community in Thomazeau, Haiti, by providing good health and hope. LiveBeyond needed to find a platform that could operate a database, raise funds for their pr...

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forging strategic partnerships for high impact philanthropy FORGING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS FOR HIGH IMPACT PHILANTHROPY

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Aug 16, 2017

Global Donors Forum, the biennial convening of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, mobilizes financial and intellectual resources to create socioeconomic value beyond racial, religious and political divides. GDF envisions a peaceful, equita...

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Application of Charitable Solicitation Registration Statutes to Educational Institutions and Related Organizations APPLICATION OF CHARITABLE SOLICITATION REGISTRATION STATUTES TO EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

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Aug 11, 2017

To help members navigate the complex landscape of state charitable solicitation laws, CASE commissioned the Washington DC-based law firm of Webster, Chamberlain and Bean in 2010 to prepare a whitepaper outlining the application of these statutes to e...

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Strategic Plan 2017 STRATEGIC PLAN 2017

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Jul 31, 2017

Active Minds starts with young people, ages 14–25. Our innovative approach is to empower, educate, and activate students so they can build mental health awareness among their peers, encourage help-seeking, and prevent suicides. We are on a miss...

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Talent Nonprofit Sustainability TALENT NONPROFIT SUSTAINABILITY

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Jul 27, 2017

Much like the varying perspectives on nonprofit sustainability that Nell explored in her piece, the sector is significantly divided and often “unfocused” on the importance and role of talent in nonprofit sector. But in reality, a nonprofi...

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GIGA GIVING GIGA GIVING

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Jul 27, 2017

Every day millions of people make donations to charities across the globe. However, charities provide very little insight into where the donation is going, and how much of it gets applied. Unfortunately, charity fraud is an ever-growing concern with ...

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Nonprofit Needs Assessment NONPROFIT NEEDS ASSESSMENT

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Jul 13, 2017

Nonprofits in New Hampshire are very motivated to improve their organizations. They perceive a wide variety of areas within their organizations that could be enhanced - most notably fundraising. This was expressed both overtly and implied across many...

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Improving the “Endowment Model” Recipe IMPROVING THE “ENDOWMENT MODEL” RECIPE

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Jul 12, 2017

The Family Offce Association (FOA) is an affnity group dedicated primarily to the interests of Single Family Offces. FOA is intended to provide members with educational information and a forum in which to exchange information of mutual interest. FOA ...

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Accelerating our Impact: Philanthropy, Innovation and Social Change ACCELERATING OUR IMPACT: PHILANTHROPY, INNOVATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE

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Jul 10, 2017

Such practices are not yet wide-spread. For years, many funders have been supporting diverse social innovations1 and experimenting with approaches to “scaled-up” grantmaking. But our efforts have often been too narrow or short-term and th...

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Report of Consultative Panel on Charitable Fundraising REPORT OF CONSULTATIVE PANEL ON CHARITABLE FUNDRAISING

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Jun 20, 2017

Charities in Ireland have a long and honourable history, supporting a vast array of charitable causes both here and throughout the world. Charities frequently fill gaps which central government cannot or does not and they also play a crucial role in ...

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Raising More Money Online with Independent/Third-Party Fundraising Events RAISING MORE MONEY ONLINE WITH INDEPENDENT/THIRD-PARTY FUNDRAISING EVENTS

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Jun 16, 2017

Independent fundraisers and third-party event organizers are extremely valuable to the nonprofit organizations they support in terms of time, treasure, and talent. Traditional event organizers need to view independent fundraising as supplementary, no...

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A Next Generation Global Charity Loyalty Program A NEXT GENERATION GLOBAL CHARITY LOYALTY PROGRAM

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Jun 14, 2017

Blockchain technology, the technology that serves as the basis for Bitcoins, was launched by Satoshi Nakamoto in 2009 and then improved upon by Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin in 2015. This technology and its derivatives (tokenization, smart contr...

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The art and science of retaining digital donors THE ART AND SCIENCE OF RETAINING DIGITAL DONORS

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Jun 10, 2017

The truth is that the vast majority of the nonprofit sector is caught on an acquisition treadmill. As donors lapse, fundraisers attempt to bring new donors in through the door. The problem with this strategy is that retaining a donor is much less cos...

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Changes to revenue recognition for not-for-profit organizations CHANGES TO REVENUE RECOGNITION FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Jun 06, 2017

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued new revenue recognition guidance that will, upon its effective date, replace most pre-existing revenue recognition guidance, including industry-specific guidance, in the current U.S. generally ac...

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Enterprise resource planning for nonprofits ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING FOR NONPROFITS

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Jun 06, 2017

Every not-for-profit must raise funds to sustain its organization. An enterprise-focused financial development or membership management system effectively manages constituents; tracks every solicitation and stewardship activity of the donor, customer...

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Nonprofit Social Media Strategy NONPROFIT SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY

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Jun 06, 2017

Having a social media strategy is not its own objective. Rather, social media strategies can support your existing objectives. Reflect on your organization’s current objectives: Do you want to cultivate supporter relationships, build cause awar...

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How to Choose a Fundraising CRM Solution HOW TO CHOOSE A FUNDRAISING CRM SOLUTION

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May 31, 2017

Constituent relationship management (CRM) is a strategy for managing your organisation’s relationships, communications and touch points with both your current and potential constituents. CRM software is the essential tool needed to manage those...

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Financial governance: A gentle guide for the non-financial charity trustee FINANCIAL GOVERNANCE: A GENTLE GUIDE FOR THE NON-FINANCIAL CHARITY TRUSTEE

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May 31, 2017

Dorothy Dalton is a leading expert on governance who has written several books on the subject. She was editor of Governance: essential information for effective trustees from July 2005 to January 2016. With a ‘first’ in mathematics, Dorot...

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Storytelling with Data: Examining the Use of Data by Non-Profit Organizations STORYTELLING WITH DATA: EXAMINING THE USE OF DATA BY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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May 31, 2017

Despite the growing promotion of the “open data" movement, the collection, cleaning, management, interpretation, and dissemination of open data is laborious and cost intensive, particularly for non-profits with limited resources. In this p...

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How Community Foundations Can Transform Students’ Lives and Delight Donors HOW COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS CAN TRANSFORM STUDENTS’ LIVES AND DELIGHT DONORS

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May 24, 2017

Community foundations have a lot of competition for donors these days. Growth in commercial donor-advised products such as the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund has exploded, and even churches, universities, and United Way chapters have developed their o...

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First Steps for Successful Grateful Patient Fundraising FIRST STEPS FOR SUCCESSFUL GRATEFUL PATIENT FUNDRAISING

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May 19, 2017

Today’s healthcare organizations continue to serve a growing population. It is increasingly important for healthcare fundraisers to produce results by expanding and better targeting their organizations’ prospects. The good news is that he...

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Online Gift Donor Profile ONLINE GIFT DONOR PROFILE

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May 16, 2017

The ePhilanthropy Foundation estimates that online giving in the United States has reached approximately $2.62 billion, driven by significant increases in online giving for both small and large organizations, as well as the unprecedented use of the I...

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The Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Playbook THE PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING PLAYBOOK

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May 09, 2017

Peer to peer (P2P) fundraising is a specific form of crowdfunding that enables your supporters to raise money on your organization’s behalf. Today, P2P is one of the most lucrative forms of online fundraising, accounting for nearly 1/3 of donat...

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Understanding the Philanthropic Character of Communities UNDERSTANDING THE PHILANTHROPIC CHARACTER OF COMMUNITIES

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May 09, 2017

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

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What Nonprofits Should Look for in a SaaS Provider WHAT NONPROFITS SHOULD LOOK FOR IN A SAAS PROVIDER

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May 05, 2017

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

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Giving USA 2017 Annual Report on Philanthropy GIVING USA 2017 ANNUAL REPORT ON PHILANTHROPY

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Apr 30, 2017

Giving USA is a public outreach initiative of Giving USA Foundation. The Foundation, established in 1985 by what is now The Giving Institute, endeavors to advance philanthropy through research and education. Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthr...

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The Evolution to SaaS 2.0: Nonprofit Impact THE EVOLUTION TO SAAS 2.0: NONPROFIT IMPACT

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Apr 24, 2017

In recent years, the benefits of software as a service (SaaS) have become widely known among commercial enterprises. Nonprofits have also recently begun understanding how SaaS can help them free more time and resources for their missions. While softw...

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Stewarding Donors for Lasting Support Following a Disaster STEWARDING DONORS FOR LASTING SUPPORT FOLLOWING A DISASTER

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Apr 15, 2017

In the wake of a disaster, many people who do not regularly donate to nonprofits are moved to help by making one-time gifts. New donors flood nonprofit databases. What can be done to kindle that spark of compassion into a flame of philanthropy?

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Nonprofits Next Step Forward on the Internet NONPROFITS NEXT STEP FORWARD ON THE INTERNET

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Apr 06, 2017

The Internet era, which began in 1995 with the introduction of Netscape’s Mosaic browser, has been a continuing enabler of innovation. While marketing drove the earliest web activities, e-commerce soon followed with the development of new chann...

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Supercharge Your Charity SUPERCHARGE YOUR CHARITY'S GIVING TUESDAY

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Mar 23, 2017

Since its beginning in 2012, this global day of giving has followed Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. #GivingTuesday was created to promote the spirit and act of giving through web and social media sites. The growing mo...

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CONTINGENCY FUNDING IN PHILANTHROPY CONTINGENCY FUNDING IN PHILANTHROPY

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Mar 12, 2017

The world is unpredictable. No amount of planning can prevent unscripted events from causing disruption. In the non-profit sector, organizations are often working with vulnerable populations in the poorest locations of the world, where unpredictabili...

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A NEW GLOBAL PICTURE OF ORGANIZATIONS SERVING PHILANTHROPY A NEW GLOBAL PICTURE OF ORGANIZATIONS SERVING PHILANTHROPY

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Mar 08, 2017

Building the infrastructure necessary for philanthropy to operate and succeed is challenging. The first of those challenges is to increase the recognition of the important role of the institutions dedicated to this task, the value of whose work often...

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Endowments and Foundations ENDOWMENTS AND FOUNDATIONS

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Mar 08, 2017

It seems it was only recently that the endowment model1 with its greater emphasis on less-liquid alternative investments had a reputation as the paragon of investment strategy. As one may recall, prior to the last recession, endowments were perceived...

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The world’s first cryptocurrency for charitable giving and good causes THE WORLD’S FIRST CRYPTOCURRENCY FOR CHARITABLE GIVING AND GOOD CAUSES

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Mar 01, 2017

Giftcoin is a groundbreaking new system designed to revolutionise charitable giving. With confidence in the charitable sector being seriously compromised, never has cultivating trust with donors been more important. Our vision is to create a world in...

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Five Trends in Nonprofit Technology FIVE TRENDS IN NONPROFIT TECHNOLOGY

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Feb 24, 2017

With more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States alone, the nonprofit sector is a substantial one-and-one with a complex set of priorities around technology and data. Real and significant limitations of money, time, and funders...

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Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World MEASURING WHAT MATTERS IN THE NONPROFIT WORLD

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Feb 16, 2017

Our friends at Sage Intacct have released a new whitepaper called “Outcome Metrics: Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World” and we are happy to share it with you. “Amid increasing demand for transparency and accountability, t...

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Nonprofit Brands in the Age of Supporter Shift NONPROFIT BRANDS IN THE AGE OF SUPPORTER SHIFT

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Feb 13, 2017

When we were kids, no one talked about branding, that is unless they meant cows. They did talk about individual brands here and there but not about brands in the broader sense, about what they stood for or the value they held for those who aligned wi...

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Donor Loyalty Study DONOR LOYALTY STUDY

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Feb 01, 2017

Building upon the Donor Engagement Study, the Donor Loyalty Study examines what drives donor loyalty, what types of content donors really like to consume, what actions by an organization annoy donors, and what role events and volunteering play. The S...

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RISK MANAGEMENT FOR PHILANTHROPY: A TOOLKIT RISK MANAGEMENT FOR PHILANTHROPY: A TOOLKIT

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Jan 09, 2017

Risk is a fundamental component of philanthropists’ success. Philanthropists invest money to achieve certain specified outcomes, and like any investment, that transaction is governed by the interplay between risk and return. While philanthropy ...

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NONPROFIT STANDARD: HOW TAX LAW CHANGES MAY IMPACT CHARITABLE GIVING NONPROFIT STANDARD: HOW TAX LAW CHANGES MAY IMPACT CHARITABLE GIVING

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Dec 31, 2016

Whether we look at the blueprint for tax reform put forth by Republican House Ways and Means Committee members, the deliberations of the Senate Finance Committee’s bipartisan tax reform working groups or the tax proposals of Presidentelect Trum...

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2016 Nonprofit Content Marketing 2016 NONPROFIT CONTENT MARKETING

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Dec 31, 2016

Welcome to Nonprofit Content Marketing 2016: Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends North America. Over the years, we’ve watched nonprofit marketers grow in their content marketing capabilities, and this year we see them using more content marketing t...

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Donors Go Digital: How Nonprofits and Charities Can Tap into the Power of Online Payments DONORS GO DIGITAL: HOW NONPROFITS AND CHARITIES CAN TAP INTO THE POWER OF ONLINE PAYMENTS

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Dec 31, 2016

In this whitepaper, charities and nonprofits can learn about trends in giving and the ways a payments partner like Braintree can help them take advantage of opportunities in the digital space. The rise of everything internet from social media to...

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THE GROWTH OF DIY FUNDRAISING THE GROWTH OF DIY FUNDRAISING

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Dec 31, 2016

GoFundraise is Australia's leading online fundraising platform. They help empower over 1,000 non-profits and causes to take control of their online fundraising quickly and easily. Through leveraging the internet, social media and mobile to reach ...

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The State of Storytelling in the Nonprofit Sector THE STATE OF STORYTELLING IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Dec 31, 2016

Stories have been a huge trend in the nonprofit sector in the past five years, but our sector has been telling stories for much longer. Year after year, we are committed to telling people about our work, progress, and needs. Each time we communicate ...

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Creating an Effective Fundraising Plan CREATING AN EFFECTIVE FUNDRAISING PLAN

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Dec 31, 2016

This is an introductory course for those who are new to nonprofits or new to the development function. It is ideal for board members and volunteers as well as staff or those interested in a new career in fundraising or nonprofits. By the end of the d...

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Growing the Nonprofit Presence GROWING THE NONPROFIT PRESENCE

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Dec 31, 2016

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 whe...

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Third Party Fundraising THIRD PARTY FUNDRAISING

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Dec 31, 2016

In the age of digital and social media, individuals are more empowered than ever to support causes dear to their heart by hosting their own in-person or virtual fundraisers. Is your organization doing everything it can to encourage your supporters to...

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Eight Standards Every Nonprofit Should Know Before Selecting A Survey EIGHT STANDARDS EVERY NONPROFIT SHOULD KNOW BEFORE SELECTING A SURVEY

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Dec 31, 2016

In today’s tough economic climate, nonprofit organizations need reliable information when making critical decisions that involve the organization’s compensation and benefit expenses. The average nonprofit allocates more than 49% of its to...

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The Guide to Nonprofit Storytelling THE GUIDE TO NONPROFIT STORYTELLING

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Dec 31, 2016

Everyone is a storyteller. Even people who don’t think of themselves as creative or artistic are storytellers. From infancy, we gain knowledge and connect with others by sharing stories. From children’s books with moral lessons to family ...

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How to Turn Members into Donors HOW TO TURN MEMBERS INTO DONORS

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Dec 31, 2016

Nonprofits are always looking for ways to increase their members fundraising involvement. It’s a tough task trying to navigate between a constituent’s membership dues and benefits and asking for additional supplementary donations. There i...

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AN iCONTACT GUIDE FOR NONPROFITS AN ICONTACT GUIDE FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 24, 2016

For a nonprofit organization, email marketing is one of the most effective ways to spread the word about a cause, promote a call to action, and inspire philanthropy. It can be a key factor in staying connected with volunteers, donors, and even staff....

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The Evolving Role of Philanthropy in Global Problem Solving THE EVOLVING ROLE OF PHILANTHROPY IN GLOBAL PROBLEM SOLVING

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Dec 12, 2016

The practice of institutional philanthropy flourished throughout the 20th century, inspired by Carnegie’s model. The profits of iconic American businesses enabled their founders to endow both private and corporate foundations that built schools...

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Nonprofit Guidelines for Cybersecurity and Privacy NONPROFIT GUIDELINES FOR CYBERSECURITY AND PRIVACY

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Nov 30, 2016

Around the world, nations, cities, and neighborhoods rely on nonprofit organizations to deliver critical community services, including primary health care, education, housing, emergency response, refugee and immigrant services, and senior services. N...

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Top-Heavy Philanthropy in an Age of Extreme Inequality TOP-HEAVY PHILANTHROPY IN AN AGE OF EXTREME INEQUALITY

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Nov 17, 2016

Charitable donations in the United States have surged in recent years, but these unprecedented levels of giving may mask a troubling trend: charities are increasingly relying on larger and larger donations from smaller numbers of high; income, high; ...

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Giving Tower Holiday Challenge GIVING TOWER HOLIDAY CHALLENGE

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Oct 27, 2016

It's no secret that the most important time for every charity is the last couple months of the year. Fundraising is amplified, messaging is rampant and everyone is making a final push crucial to advancing the mission of their organization. Accord...

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How Americans trust and value the charitable sector HOW AMERICANS TRUST AND VALUE THE CHARITABLE SECTOR

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Oct 03, 2016

Independent Sector is America's unparalleled force for advancing the common good. IS is the voice of the third largest sector in the economy and represents more than 600 public charities, foundations, and corporations. The combined power of these...

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Financial Management for Not-for-Profit Organizations FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FOR NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Oct 01, 2016

Financial management of not-for-profits is similar to financial management in the commercial sector in many respects; however, certain key differences shift the focus of a not-for-profit financial manager. A for-profit enterprise focuses on profitabi...

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Charities’ relationships with donors CHARITIES’ RELATIONSHIPS WITH DONORS

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Sep 30, 2016

Fundraising has always been fundamental to the charity sector’s success, its sustainability and independence. It is the main way in which many charities interact with the public, with overall giving amounting to £9.6 billion in 2015.1 Mos...

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

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Sep 20, 2016

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

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Improving the Practice of Philanthropy IMPROVING THE PRACTICE OF PHILANTHROPY

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Sep 16, 2016

In addition to supporting basic and applied research on philanthropy, these grants supported leading journals in the field that disseminate knowledge and efforts to create new systems and platforms that would provide better solutions to learning and ...

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A GUIDE TO STRATEGIC AND SUSTAINABLE NONPROFIT STORYTELLING A GUIDE TO STRATEGIC AND SUSTAINABLE NONPROFIT STORYTELLING

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Aug 18, 2016

In any sphere of human activity, success requires focused effort and specialization. Socrates makes the point in Plato’s Republic, written around 360 BCE. People and organizations should do more of what they do best, yet nonprofit organizations...

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Making the Most of Your Online Event Fundraising Efforts MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR ONLINE EVENT FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

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Aug 06, 2016

With the financial downturn recently covering headlines, there has been concern among nonprofits about the effect it will have on their fundraising and donations. It is during these times that charities should double their efforts to engage donors an...

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Nonprofit Fundraising NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING

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Jul 31, 2016

Nonprofit organizations can boost their fundraising effectiveness with technology solutions that help identify and attract new donors, retain and engage current donors, measure performance and easily collect donations through multiple channels. Metri...

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Growing philanthropy advice GROWING PHILANTHROPY ADVICE

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Jul 14, 2016

The picture remains as it was when I was working with philanthropists a few years ago: a fragmented UK marketplace, in a world whose parameters were set in the wake of the global banking crisis of 2008. It has failed to keep pace with the dynamic ind...

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Unlock your fundraising potential UNLOCK YOUR FUNDRAISING POTENTIAL

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Jun 30, 2016

It’s no surprise that it’s widely been seen as ‘the’ tool for fundraisers. Purple Vision has supported clients who use RE for more than a third of the entire lifespan of the product. Over that time, we’ve learned a few t...

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Empowering the Crowd: How to Make Social Fundraising EMPOWERING THE CROWD: HOW TO MAKE SOCIAL FUNDRAISING

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Jun 30, 2016

If you think peer-to-peer fundraising is just for charities and crowdfunding is just for students, think again. Social fundraising, when done in the right way, can do wonders for your organisation’s reach and fundraising. Today’s donors r...

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venture philanthropists & impact investors VENTURE PHILANTHROPISTS & IMPACT INVESTORS

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Jun 15, 2016

Throughout the developing world, there are an increasing number of entrepreneurs providing solutions to poverty, and there is also an increasing number of investors willing to allocate capital to these entrepreneurs in order for them to scale their o...

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The Pulse of Technology: Meeting Donors Where They Live THE PULSE OF TECHNOLOGY: MEETING DONORS WHERE THEY LIVE

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May 23, 2016

Technology’s pulse surges through various behaviors from how we use our phones to how donors fundraise on social media (SM) to seamless infrastructures that allow us to work more quickly. In our culture of faster communication and greater conne...

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A Brief Introduction to the Science of Fundraising A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF FUNDRAISING

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May 17, 2016

A Brief Introduction to the Science of Fundraising. Prepared by. Ashley V. Whillans. Department of Psychology. The University of British Columbia. How can the science of philanthropy inform day-to-day fundraising.

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What Does Community Philanthropy Look Like? WHAT DOES COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY LOOK LIKE?

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May 01, 2016

What makes the global spread of community philanthropy organizations so exciting is the variety of forms they take, adaptations to different local contexts, challenges, resources, and leaders. The core similarities matter all in some way help geograp...

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Selecting Software for Your Nonprofit SELECTING SOFTWARE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Apr 12, 2016

In planning for the coming years, have you considered how your software system could be more useful? As leading technology becomes more affordable, software is likely to be on your organization’s list of research projects. Maybe your organizati...

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Understanding the Needs and Objectives of Women’s Philanthropic Giving UNDERSTANDING THE NEEDS AND OBJECTIVES OF WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPIC GIVING

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Apr 01, 2016

Women, as a group, are increasingly impacting fundraising efforts in the U.S.; however, their philanthropic objectives can differ significantly from men’s. Women tend to focus on specific sectors and want greater accountability for their gifts....

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Crowdfunding and Financial Inclusion CROWDFUNDING AND FINANCIAL INCLUSION

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Mar 31, 2016

This paper was prepared by Ivo Jenik, financial sector specialist (CGAP), and Alessandro Nava, senior associate (the Financial Conduct Authority [FCA]), with guidance from Timothy Lyman, lead financial sector specialist (CGAP). Peer review comments w...

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Sample Marketing Plans SAMPLE MARKETING PLANS

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Mar 31, 2016

You have a marketing budget in place for your organization to help you achieve your goals throughout the year and we have marketing plans to ensure those goals are left in the dust. Check out the following sample marketing plans to see how you can pr...

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Cohort-based grantmaking - Silicon Valley Community Foundation COHORT-BASED GRANTMAKING - SILICON VALLEY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

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Mar 24, 2016

In the rapidly evolving field of philanthropy, collaboration and collective impact are no longer just buzzwords: they’re imperatives. Nonprofits and funders alike are therefore increasingly interested in the processes, challenges, and opportuni...

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The Role and Importance of Cornell’s Endowment THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF CORNELL’S ENDOWMENT

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Jan 19, 2016

Last summer, at a dinner in Chicago with several alumni, one alumnus expressed his strong hope that I would demystify the endowment for all Cornellians. After all, he noted, Cornell’s endowment is vital to the Cornell of today and to the Cornel...

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NONPROFIT SECTOR RESEARCH SCAN NONPROFIT SECTOR RESEARCH SCAN

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Jan 13, 2016

This report details a research scan conducted by The Nonprofit Institute at Portland State University. It includes a comprehensive list of relevant research reports published by reputable sources on the topics of board governance, contracting, leader...

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Using Statistical Modeling to Increase Donations USING STATISTICAL MODELING TO INCREASE DONATIONS

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Jan 01, 2016

Nonprofits increasingly rely on statistical modeling to help them target their best prospects and strengthen their fundraising programs. Although there are different types of models available - generic, prescriptive and custom - only custom modeling ...

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THE UNPRECEDENTED POWER AND POTENTIAL OF WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY IN THE WASHINGTON REGION THE UNPRECEDENTED POWER AND POTENTIAL OF WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY IN THE WASHINGTON REGION

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Dec 15, 2015

In “The Unprecedented Power and Potential of Women’s Philanthropy in the Washington Region,” Washington Area Women’s Foundation finds that turning the corner on poverty for women and girls in our region is within our grasp. Th...

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GIVING BACK WITH PLANNED PHILANTHROPY GIVING BACK WITH PLANNED PHILANTHROPY

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Nov 25, 2015

Planned giving allows you to combine your charitable goals and values with your personal financial strategies. Working with a professional to include philanthropy in your financial objectives can help you develop an approach to giving that’s ri...

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12 MUST-KNOWS ABOUT YOUR DONORS 12 MUST-KNOWS ABOUT YOUR DONORS

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Jul 16, 2015

In this whitepaper, we provide the list of a dozen data points all nonprofit fundraisers need to know about their donors for raising funds effectively and efficiently. Capture this information in one centralized system, like a nonprofit fundraising c...

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Capturing the impact of philanthropy CAPTURING THE IMPACT OF PHILANTHROPY

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Mar 10, 2015

WPN’s objective is twofold: First, to create a dynamic, updated knowledge base of in-depth information on national, regional and local funders while deepening the understanding of Wisconsin charitable giving and current giving trends. And, seco...

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The giving chain: How philanthropy is driving progress in Asian education THE GIVING CHAIN: HOW PHILANTHROPY IS DRIVING PROGRESS IN ASIAN EDUCATION

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Feb 10, 2015

Philanthropic giving is driving significant progress in Asia’s education sector, as it becomes more professional, more disruptive and better complements the continent’s economic development. Education is widely seen as the main driver of ...

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How Giving Contests Strengthen Nonprofits Communities HOW GIVING CONTESTS STRENGTHEN NONPROFITS COMMUNITIES

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Nov 11, 2014

Giving contests are becoming an increasingly common tool for cities and regions to increase donations to nonprofits. One recent contest Give to the Max Day: Greater Washington was conceived to strengthen the area's nonprofit community, not only f...

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The Growing Importance of Charity Websites to Philanthropy THE GROWING IMPORTANCE OF CHARITY WEBSITES TO PHILANTHROPY

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Nov 04, 2013

The first, and most important, question to answer is just how many donors have given online. In October 2011, 61% of donors reported giving online, and in April 2012, 63% reported the same behaviour. Giving through a charity website is slightly lower...

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Funding the new majority: Philanthropic Investment in Minority-Led Nonprofits FUNDING THE NEW MAJORITY: PHILANTHROPIC INVESTMENT IN MINORITY-LED NONPROFITS

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Feb 18, 2013

This study builds extensively on Greenlining’s prior reports on foundation giving to minority-led organizations. Although the study demonstrates an increase in the percentage of grants and dollars awarded to minority-led nonprofits, the overall...

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My Impact -Fundamentals of Modern Philanthropy MY IMPACT -FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN PHILANTHROPY

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Philanthropists, foundations and charitable organizations have always supported projects and programmes which pursue a broad variety of promotional und reputational objectives across multiple sectors - including the environment, society, art and cult...

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Strategic Philanthropy for a Complex World STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY FOR A COMPLEX WORLD

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The practice of strategic philanthropy has advanced substantially over the past two decades, yet even its most committed theorists and practitioners we among them have often been disappointed by the results. We have helped hundreds of funders and non...

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Transitional Giving for Building Strong Fundraising Pyramids TRANSITIONAL GIVING FOR BUILDING STRONG FUNDRAISING PYRAMIDS

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One of the best ways to realize the promise of your organization’s fundraising pyramid is to strengthen its middle levels by promoting the growth of transitional and mid-level giving. Just as the Egyptian pyramids have stood the test of time by...

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The Present state of  Fundraising THE PRESENT STATE OF FUNDRAISING

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Fundraisers have always known that the single most important component to success is donor relations. Events, communications, staffing, marketing, community outreach, business and financial management all key components of a nonprofit organization fu...

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Securing the future of one-to-one fundraising SECURING THE FUTURE OF ONE-TO-ONE FUNDRAISING

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The DMA’s fundraising taskforce has been set up to help charities and the charity sector make this rapid evolution. An open, inclusive group of third sector stakeholders, it is engaged with identifying all current issues, risks and opportunitie...

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Fundraising Strategies FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES

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Small non-profits, including many schools, churches, community organizations and social service agencies, face some unique development challenges.  Without a large and influential board of directors, a substantial fundraising staff, or widesprea...

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Rogare Fundraising Ethics White Paper ROGARE FUNDRAISING ETHICS WHITE PAPER

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Fundraising’s professional ethics consist of applied ethics   formulated in its various codes of practice. These tell fundraisers what they may or may not do. But there is very little in the way of normative ethics underpinning the co...

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Return on donations a white paper on charity impact measurement RETURN ON DONATIONS A WHITE PAPER ON CHARITY IMPACT MEASUREMENT

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In a world where nonprofits face a greater competition in attaining funding and member support, providing tangible results of their work is probably the most important unique selling point and tool of leverage. For funders (from multilateral funding ...

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"A White Paper for Nonprofit Organizations:
 Understanding Cash Flow " "A WHITE PAPER FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: UNDERSTANDING CASH FLOW "

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Nonprofit leaders are not always familiar with, or comfortable with, the subject of financial management. This means that financial challenges may be overlooked or ignored. But whether in a poor or a robust economic environment, those with responsibi...

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Fundraising’s Social Revolution FUNDRAISING’S SOCIAL REVOLUTION

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the ways in which nonprofits can use and are using social media within their fundraising programs. Organizations and individuals who are interested in getting started with social media practices ...

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A White Paper on Strategy for NGOs A WHITE PAPER ON STRATEGY FOR NGOS

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At the most basic level, all NGOs face the same basic challenge: how to use available resources to maximize social impact. We all know that social needs are endless, especially in a developing country such as India. As a consequence, NGOs are pulled ...

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The role and impact of NGOs in capacity development THE ROLE AND IMPACT OF NGOS IN CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

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As development actors, NGOs have become the main service providers in countries where the government is unable to fulfi ll its traditional role. In the education sector, many NGOs have moved beyond ‘gap-fi lling’ initiatives into capacity...

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Developing a Working Model for Legal NGOs in
China DEVELOPING A WORKING MODEL FOR LEGAL NGOS IN CHINA

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Though modern NGOs have been slow to develop, recent academic studies reveal that China, in fact, had  social organizations‖ as early as the Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasties.6 Mass organizations also existed under the Communist Party, from 1949 unt...

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Top Ten Things Fundraisers Should Monitor TOP TEN THINGS FUNDRAISERS SHOULD MONITOR

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The more diversified your fundraising mix gets, the more attention you need to pay to calculating the return on investment associated with each element of your overall strategy. You might be spending money on direct marketing and perhaps multiple cha...

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Fundraising + Charitable Solicitation FUNDRAISING + CHARITABLE SOLICITATION

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The state of Maine defines a "charitable organization" as any person or entity, including any person or entity organized in a foreign state, that is or holds itself out to be organized or operated for any charitable purpose and that solicit...

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A White Paper Addressing Financial Incentives for Organ Donation A WHITE PAPER ADDRESSING FINANCIAL INCENTIVES FOR ORGAN DONATION

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The resource provides an ethical analysis of financial incentives for organ donation delineating four key ethical considerations associated with providing financial incentives in a federally regulated system, and the Committee evaluates the merits of...

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DEALING WITH DIGITAL DONATION PLATFORMS DEALING WITH DIGITAL DONATION PLATFORMS

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On the internet, charities are increasingly confronted with new payment methods both for receiving funds and transferring them to the final organization. Not only are there constant additions to the spectrum of online payment methods, but the way in ...

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Whitepaper-Crowdfunding WHITEPAPER-CROWDFUNDING

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Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. Crowdfunding is a form of crowdsourcing and of alternative finance. In 2015, it was estimated that worldwide over US$34 bill...

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The Social Responsibility of Non-Profit Organisations THE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY OF NON-PROFIT ORGANISATIONS

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The current society is complex, and part of this complexity is shown in the diversity of relevant organisations that coexist and act together: public administrations, private companies, NGO, universities, and so on. All of them have a say and they co...

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The Power of Social Media for Nonprofit Organizations THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Consider, also, that engagement on social media helps bolster search return rankings when users conduct Web searches. Nonprofits should select key words to be used in a consistent way across their social media platforms, Web sites and online advertis...

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Increasing charitable giving what can we learn from economics? INCREASING CHARITABLE GIVING WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ECONOMICS?

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For some people, charitable giving is not obvious territory for economists. There is a view that giving money to charity is not a rational activity and by implication not something that economists have much to say about. However, this narrowly equate...

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Text Fundraising in New Zealand TEXT FUNDRAISING IN NEW ZEALAND

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Twelve years, 400 charitable grants and $18m later, our Foundation is regarded as a leader in the sector. We deliver innovative communication solutions for our customers, every day, and we’d like to do the same for the charitable sector by tran...

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Fundraising Guide White Paper FUNDRAISING GUIDE WHITE PAPER

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We at Money to Schools recognise that fundraising for school goals can be hard work. The various ways of achieving these goals usually involves asking parents, and sometimes local businesses, to dip into their pockets. Money to Schools offers the uni...

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A White Paper to Help  Determine if Your Fundraising Activities are Lega A WHITE PAPER TO HELP  DETERMINE IF YOUR FUNDRAISING ACTIVITIES ARE LEGA

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The IRS calls fundraising activities in which individuals receive credit for funds raised cooperative fundraising. When records are kept showing how much each parent/student contributed to the fundraising effort, these records are called individual f...

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Measuring Constituent Engagement to Drive Nonprofit Success MEASURING CONSTITUENT ENGAGEMENT TO DRIVE NONPROFIT SUCCESS

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Constituents at all levels funders, employees, partners and clients have high expectations for non-profit organizations to achieve specific outcomes aligned with their missions. Non-profit executives are increasingly required to provide hard evidence...

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How Nonprofits Get Really Big HOW NONPROFITS GET REALLY BIG

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Since 1970, more than 200,000 nonprofits have opened in the U.S., but only 144 of them have reached $50 million in annual revenue. Most of the members of this elite group got big by doing two things. They raised the bulk of their money from a single ...

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THE NON PROFIT SECTOR I N BRIEF. THE NON PROFIT SECTOR I N BRIEF.

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This brief highlights trends in the number and finances of 501(c)(3) public charities, as well as key findings on private charitable contributions and volunteering, two vital resources to the nonprofits sector. Figures on giving and volunteering incl...

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Developing a fundraising strategy? DEVELOPING A FUNDRAISING STRATEGY?

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What is a fundraising strategy? A good fundraising strategy is the key to successful, diverse and timely fundraising. It is a document you can develop to help you plan how you will generate income to fund your activities in the short, medium and/or l...

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Strategic Philanthropy: Unlocking Entrepreneurial Potential STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY: UNLOCKING ENTREPRENEURIAL POTENTIAL

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Philanthropists are increasingly recognizing the importance of adopting a more business-like approach to philanthropy to maximize social and environmental returns of their philanthropic investments. This links well to the innovation that cuts through...

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Philanthropy in Estate Planning: Balancing Charity against Personal Spending Needs PHILANTHROPY IN ESTATE PLANNING: BALANCING CHARITY AGAINST PERSONAL SPENDING NEEDS

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Many wealthy clients have philanthropic goals, but few receive sufficient guidance regarding how best to balance these goals against personal spending needs. Deciding how to distribute wealth can be a complicated and often emotional process. As a res...

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Effective Philanthropy: Towards a Research Agenda EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY: TOWARDS A RESEARCH AGENDA

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The impact of charitable gifts doesn’t correlate to their size. This is because, on one hand, charities vary dramatically in what they achieve with a given amount of resource, and, on the other, some ways of giving are better than others. This ...

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Philanthropy and a better society PHILANTHROPY AND A BETTER SOCIETY

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Much of the public debate around charitable giving and philanthropy in the UK over the last decade has, typically, focused on how policymakers and those running charities can build upon what is already a deeply embedded culture of voluntary action. A...

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Unlocking the potential of global philanthropy UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY

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This paper introduces the key concepts in, and context for, the Future World Giving project – which comprises a series of themed international policy reports and events by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). The project will make recommendation...

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The Role of Donor Advised Funds (“DAF”) in the Democratization of Philanthropy THE ROLE OF DONOR ADVISED FUNDS (“DAF”) IN THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF PHILANTHROPY

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Against the backdrop of this “new normal,” Razoo Foundation and other web-based donor-advised funds (DAFs) are democratizing philanthropy by giving donors more access to information about charities and enabling supporters of charities to ...

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Increasing Awareness of Donation and Understanding INCREASING AWARENESS OF DONATION AND UNDERSTANDING

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Donor Alliance is the federally-designated, non-profit organ procurement organization serving Colorado and most of Wyoming. There are 58 organ procurement organizations in the United States that are responsible for two main functions within their des...

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Building Capacity in Nonprofit Organizations BUILDING CAPACITY IN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Second, we examine capacity building as it relates to the overall quality of life in the communities nonprofit organizations serve. For nearly a century, nonprofit organizations have fulfilled a variety of functions that help build and maintain civil...

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The Leadership Role of Community Foundations in Building Social Capital THE LEADERSHIP ROLE OF COMMUNITY FOUNDATIONS IN BUILDING SOCIAL CAPITAL

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The concept of social capital is important in determining a community’s ability to advance the health and well-being of local residents, respond effectively to natural disasters, and plan for the opportunities and challenges that will present t...

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The Proactive Approach to Maintaining Nonprofit Status As A Charitable Entity THE PROACTIVE APPROACH TO MAINTAINING NONPROFIT STATUS AS A CHARITABLE ENTITY

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Depending on the local and state definitions, nonprofit hospitals with tax-exempt status are exempt from paying certain payroll, property, or federal taxes. In addition, they can obtain tax-exempt financing and can accept tax-deductible charitable co...

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Cost control for charities: maximising the impact for target causes by making budgets go further COST CONTROL FOR CHARITIES: MAXIMISING THE IMPACT FOR TARGET CAUSES BY MAKING BUDGETS GO FURTHER

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Continuing economic hardship and brutal government cutbacks have seen competition for funds in the not for-profit and charity sectors increase steadily. With disposable income under greater pressure than ever, charities are finding they must work twi...

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THE POWER OF DATA: IS THE CHARITY SECTOR
READY TO PLUG IN? THE POWER OF DATA: IS THE CHARITY SECTOR READY TO PLUG IN?

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This kind of use of open data by charities can be seen in tools such as Compare Futures, 12 which allows users to compare young people’s life chances across England. Developed by the Centre for Crime and Justice with academics from Sheffield Un...

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HOW NONPROFITS CAN MAXIMIZE DONOR RELATIONSHIPS & INCREASE RETENTION HOW NONPROFITS CAN MAXIMIZE DONOR RELATIONSHIPS & INCREASE RETENTION

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It is no wonder donor retention is top of mind these days. It costs six to seven times more to acquire a new donor than to retain an existing one, according to research by Chuck Long field, chief scientist at Blackbaud.i Unfortunately, the donor rete...

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The impact of the economic downturn on the nonprofit sector THE IMPACT OF THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN ON THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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The US economy has entered a complex phase as the nation works to repair the financial system and business landscape. What are nonprofit organizations doing to address the difficult challenges that have arisen? To find out, Accenture joined with Crai...

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Private giving and philanthropy their place in the Big Society PRIVATE GIVING AND PHILANTHROPY THEIR PLACE IN THE BIG SOCIETY

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While government has clearly signalled the importance it attaches to the growth of charitable giving and philanthropy in building the Big Society, there has been littleappraisal of what needs to be achieved through this approach, and how far growth i...

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Strategic Philanthropy Giving with Purpose STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY GIVING WITH PURPOSE

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Philanthropy is such an important component of wealth planning, whether from a legacy, personal fulfillment, generational connection or tax-planning perspective,” says Judith A. Saxe, director of research and education for wealth strategies for...

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