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6 Tips for Virtual Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 6 TIPS FOR VIRTUAL PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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May 04, 2020

As our world continues to be reshaped by the effects of COVID-19, nonprofits are looking for new ways to engage in online and virtual fundraising to support their revenue. This comes as a record number of organizations have lept into the peer-to-peer fundraising world in record numbers. Social media...

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What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know About Software Subscription Fees WHAT YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT SOFTWARE SUBSCRIPTION FEES

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Apr 16, 2020

Online fundraising has revolutionized the giving landscape and created exciting new opportunities for nonprofits. Instead of direct mail and telephone fundraising, nonprofits are turning to advanced fundraising software that allows them to gain valuable insights about their supporters, streamline th...

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Forecasting Charity CRM Trends for 2020 FORECASTING CHARITY CRM TRENDS FOR 2020

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Mar 30, 2020

In the for-profit world, CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. In the charity sector, the preferred term for the same technology is Constituent Relationship Management. The reason for the difference in name is simple: in this space, the technology has a broader remit. Charity CRM systems ...

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Charity Fundraising How To: Choosing Your Spring 2020 Cause CHARITY FUNDRAISING HOW TO: CHOOSING YOUR SPRING 2020 CAUSE

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Feb 26, 2020

Spring fundraising is fast-approaching and it’s tugging at your charity heart strings! You want to choose a new cause to support, but you can’t seem to find the right one for you. You’ve tried typing the word “charity” into Google, only to find approximately 260 million...

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Over $1 Million Distributed To Local Non-Profit Organizations At The 11th Annual Great Charity Challenge OVER $1 MILLION DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AT THE 11TH ANNUAL GREAT CHARITY CHALLENGE

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Feb 02, 2020

Palm Beach County cheered as equestrians and their mounts, representing local non-profit organizations, competed for a share of more than $1 million in prize money at the Great Charity Challenge presented by Fidelity Investments on Saturday, Feb. 1. Held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Ce...

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Best Ways to Fund Your Nonprofit Within 30 Days BEST WAYS TO FUND YOUR NONPROFIT WITHIN 30 DAYS

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Jan 31, 2020

As you know, starting a nonprofit requires hard work and dedication. The whole process of starting and financing a new nonprofit might be daunting, but there are many resources available to assist in guiding and helping you through the process. December is the month many nonprofit will strive to rai...

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Fundraise on Valentine FUNDRAISE ON VALENTINE'S DAY FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jan 30, 2020

Over $18 Billion is spent on Valentine's day, what if some of that money went to your favorite charity? There is a great opportunity for nonprofits to message on this day of love in order to promote their causes.

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Streamlabs Launches Charity Fundraising Tool for Streamers STREAMLABS LAUNCHES CHARITY FUNDRAISING TOOL FOR STREAMERS

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Jan 15, 2020

Today we are proud to launch a new native fundraising platform empowering charities to reach their fundraising goals without added fees. Streamlabs’ native fundraising platform is a seamless experience for live streamers who can now fully produce a charity stream on one platform without relyin...

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Key topics nonprofit organizations should consider KEY TOPICS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD CONSIDER

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Jan 14, 2020

Nonprofit organizations operate in a complex and evolving financial world. As one of the world’s largest investment managers, Vanguard has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations navigate their unique investing, organizational, and governance challenges. We recognize nonprofits differ by s...

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Five Steps To Prepare For Your Nonprofit’s First Capital Campaign FIVE STEPS TO PREPARE FOR YOUR NONPROFIT’S FIRST CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

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Jan 10, 2020

Capital campaigns are one of the most extensive campaigns that an organization will ever undertake. In most cases, an organization needs to fund capital purchases, upgrades, and/or renovations and repairs. Given their highly episodic nature, organizations that are seeking to undergo a capital campai...

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How to Make Your Nonprofit Facebook Page Great in Under Five Hours HOW TO MAKE YOUR NONPROFIT FACEBOOK PAGE GREAT IN UNDER FIVE HOURS

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Jan 10, 2020

Let’s face it: it’s basically a requirement for your nonprofit to be on Facebook these days. And there are definitely a lot of advantages. Just take this story of how Free the Children used Facebook likes to raise $2.4 million for their charity. Or how Patty Foley, the Membership Chairpe...

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TechSoup TECHSOUP'S NONPROFIT TECH TRENDS FOR 2020

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Jan 03, 2020

We predict that it's going to be a big year in nonprofit technology in 2020. In just fundraising alone there are a ton of new innovations that you'll have to know about. GoFundMe Charity will be a game changer, smart speakers will become an important fundraising medium, and the controversial...

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The Secrets to Creating a Successful CRM Strategy THE SECRETS TO CREATING A SUCCESSFUL CRM STRATEGY

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Nov 26, 2019

Our dedicated team has delivered digital projects to over 100 customers in the charity and membership sector. Throughout these projects, as well as dedicated events, roundtables and partnerships, we have learnt a lot about what makes a successful CRM strategy. As part of our commitment to non-profit...

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12 Easy Ways to Boost Year-End Fundraising 12 EASY WAYS TO BOOST YEAR-END FUNDRAISING

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Nov 24, 2019

For most nonprofit organizations, year-end fundraising is make or break. According to Charity Navigator, nearly one third of the year’s giving happens in December. In fact, twelve percent of annual giving comes in the final three days of the year. No matter how big or small your organization, ...

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How Many Jars Will You Collect? #1 Social Fundraiser & Charity App HOW MANY JARS WILL YOU COLLECT? #1 SOCIAL FUNDRAISER & CHARITY APP

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Nov 23, 2019

The #1 goal-setting and fundraiser/charity platform ties personal improvement to social giving for better communities. Free Setup & App Download. Donate on a daily basis in a fun, easy and meaningful way for all ages and to all organizations & charities . Start multiple events in minutes.

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How to use Non-Profit and Charity Fundraising SaaS Products HOW TO USE NON-PROFIT AND CHARITY FUNDRAISING SAAS PRODUCTS

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Nov 07, 2019

Do you need a solution for your Non-Profit or Charity fundraising company? There are several SaaS solutions that you can use that will allow you to create a fully white labeled Charity or Non-Profit fundraising site.

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Charity & Non-Profit Demo Video CHARITY & NON-PROFIT DEMO VIDEO

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Oct 31, 2019

HeroHub is a charitable ecosystem that creates a greater social impact, by connecting individuals with charities, non-profits, and their opportunities with 5 INNOVATIVE tools.

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Starting a Nonprofit: What Every Founder Should Know STARTING A NONPROFIT: WHAT EVERY FOUNDER SHOULD KNOW

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Oct 28, 2019

Starting a nonprofit is an excellent way for you to give back to others. But, unlike for-profit businesses, nonprofits have special obligations. Because of the tax-exempt status of charity groups, federal and state governments require more from them. Thus, if you're seeking to start a nonprofit ...

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5 Tips For End-of-Year Charity Fundraising Campaigns 5 TIPS FOR END-OF-YEAR CHARITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS

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Oct 25, 2019

Sending the right amount of emails at the right time and analyzing the impact is just the start. US donors are the most generous in December and making sure your nonprofit is doing all the little fundraising things right can lead to a big difference in dollars.

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25 Quick Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits and Charity 25 QUICK FUNDRAISING IDEAS FOR NONPROFITS AND CHARITY

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Sep 25, 2019

Oftentimes, individuals and organizations alike need some quick fundraising ideas to get the ball rolling on a longer-term campaign, get through a mid-campaign hump, or for an emergency situation. The ideas also need to be engaging enough to get people involved, and quickly. That’s why we&rsqu...

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What is the Charity Charge Nonprofit Credit Card? WHAT IS THE CHARITY CHARGE NONPROFIT CREDIT CARD?

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Sep 23, 2019

Charity Charge was created to provide a free and easy way to support nonprofits. We believe that nonprofits should have access to a “business” credit card designed specifically for their needs.

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TPTracker Charity Software for Fundraising Teams TPTRACKER CHARITY SOFTWARE FOR FUNDRAISING TEAMS

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Sep 10, 2019

TPTracker charity fundraising software links donors, supporters, friends and volunteers to their donations and activities.

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How To Turn Your Facebook Likes Into Donations HOW TO TURN YOUR FACEBOOK LIKES INTO DONATIONS

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Aug 22, 2019

Building followers and converting them into donors doesn’t have to be a daunting task if you have a good social media strategy in place. How you interact with your followers and what you post—and when—can be the difference between receiving a donation or just a post like. Coordinat...

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3 Case Studies That Prove That Nonprofit Direct Mail Still Works In 2019 3 CASE STUDIES THAT PROVE THAT NONPROFIT DIRECT MAIL STILL WORKS IN 2019

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Jul 31, 2019

I grew up with and in direct mail. I was fortunate to work at Reader’s Digest (RD) in Amsterdam right after college and it really shaped the rest of my career. I’ve always loved direct mail because you can measure results, but nothing beats seeing the boxes and boxes filled with response...

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Donor Relationship Transformation Through Personalization DONOR RELATIONSHIP TRANSFORMATION THROUGH PERSONALIZATION

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Jul 30, 2019

The donor giving path today is very different from that of the past. Not so long ago you could draw a straight line from the mailbox to a donation. But for modern constituents—the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials alike—their journey is far more tangled. A recent study on donor beha...

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Essentials for Nonprofit Operations Management ESSENTIALS FOR NONPROFIT OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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How Different Generations Are Supporting Charity in 2019: Infographic HOW DIFFERENT GENERATIONS ARE SUPPORTING CHARITY IN 2019: INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 22, 2019

Every generation has its own style and preferences, be it music trends, fashion, career goals and political values. The same extends to their unique giving preferences. With ever broadening audiences, many nonprofits are finding success employing multi-channel campaigns: campaigns that utilize tradi...

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BAZA FOUNDATION BAZA FOUNDATION

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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How to Optimize Your Nonprofit HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR NONPROFIT'S PROSPECT PIPELINE

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Jul 17, 2019

If you serve on the board of a charity or are involved with a nonprofit organization, you've probably heard of the prospect pipeline. It's the framework and process that fundraisers go through when they work to find and nurture the people who ultimately become first-time or repeat donors. Si...

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Charity and donation infographic CHARITY AND DONATION INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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Charitable donations CHARITABLE DONATIONS

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

Every year, Giving USA releases a report on philanthropy and giving in the United States. The annual report, released on June 18, 2019, gives comprehensive highlights on charitable giving trends in the United States. Due in part to the tax law change or volatile December 2018 market, overall giving ...

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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Holiday charitable giving trends HOLIDAY CHARITABLE GIVING TRENDS

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Jun 17, 2019

You probably know the greatest amount of charitable giving of the year occurs during the holiday season. In order to fully capitalize on the opportunity, it is important for nonprofits to increase their appeals to donors during this time of year.Doing so can pay huge dividends for not only 2016 reve...

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2019 Fidelity Charitable Giving Report 2019 FIDELITY CHARITABLE GIVING REPORT

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 16, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 09, 2019

Knowing the answers to these questions could be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful charitable partnership.What are you trying to achieve engage employees, encourage learning, develop a long-term partnership? What is the impact your company or brand is looking to have as a result of...

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

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Jun 08, 2019

There are an estimated 170,000+ registered charities & nonprofits in Canada. Charities & nonprofits come from 3 different areas of the economy: Nonprofit Institutions Serving Households provide goods and services to individuals & groups of people at minimal to no cost. These include cham...

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

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Jun 05, 2019

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

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

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Jun 04, 2019

Today is an exciting day at Charity Charge and will positively impact nonprofits in your community and nationwide. We are officially launching our nonprofit business card.Since August we have been in pre-launch phase working directly with about 100 nonprofits piloting this first of its kind credit c...

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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Fundraising Your Way FUNDRAISING YOUR WAY

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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Crowdfunding for Nonprofits Campaign Essentials CROWDFUNDING FOR NONPROFITS CAMPAIGN ESSENTIALS

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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Jun 02, 2019

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

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

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Jun 01, 2019

The city of Long Beach has miles of coastline and more than 170 parks … a plethora of places for children and families to get outside and enjoy nature. But caring for this vast expanse of property, and its structures, is expensive. In the midst of government budget cuts in 1985, a few concern...

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

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

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The Future of Fundraising THE FUTURE OF FUNDRAISING

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May 30, 2019

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

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

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May 30, 2019

I am delighted to be here with you, and to be following in the footsteps of so many diverse and eminent previous speakers on this platform – scientists, philanthropists, authors, and several of my fellow peers. The theme for this forum, this series of events – Charity2020 – invites...

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 28, 2019

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

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

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May 28, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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NON PROFIT APPLICATION NON PROFIT APPLICATION

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 25, 2019

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

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Marketing: Charity MARKETING: CHARITY'S NEW SUPERHERO

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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STATISTICS ON NONPROFITS IN CANADA STATISTICS ON NONPROFITS IN CANADA

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May 18, 2019

36% comes from Government, 43% from earned income,11% from gifts & 4% from other sources. Rapid Boost Marketing Canada's Best Local and Online Marketing Agency. Serving Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and across Canada. Pildochortl make information beautiful .Breakdown: $7.6 Billion on...

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Donor Advised funds DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

Twice in the past month I’ve been asked for a major gift.Pretty much out of the blue.Without much preparation, relationship-building or making of an inspiring case for support.It was clear to me what the charity would get out of it: my money. It was not so clear what I would get out of it. Sho...

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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

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Apr 19, 2019

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

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How Much Should You Spend on Digital Fundraising HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU SPEND ON DIGITAL FUNDRAISING

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Apr 16, 2019

In 1995, Robert Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet, predicted that the Internet would collapse within a year. He was dead wrong. Today, approximately 3.8 billion people around the world have an e-mail address and 2.3 billion have a social media profile. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a single viral...

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Tips for a Successful Cause Marketing Partnership TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAUSE MARKETING PARTNERSHIP

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Apr 12, 2019

If you’re looking for creative ways to broaden the reach and appeal of your fundraising campaigns, cause marketing presents exciting possibilities. From charity events to buy-one-get-one campaigns, cause marketing can invigorate your fundraising efforts and bring in new donors and dollars for ...

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With a Generation of New Donors Inheriting Trillions, How Can Nonprofits Boost Arts Giving WITH A GENERATION OF NEW DONORS INHERITING TRILLIONS, HOW CAN NONPROFITS BOOST ARTS GIVING

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Apr 11, 2019

The world of philanthropy will be heavily shaped in coming years by the greatest intergenerational wealth transfer in history, with tens of trillions of dollars being passed down in the next half century. Estimates vary about how much of this wealth will find its way to charity, but one report last ...

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Power dynamics in grant making POWER DYNAMICS IN GRANT MAKING

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Apr 09, 2019

The top 300 foundations in the UK have combined assets of £65 billion and gave out £3.3 billion in grants in 2018. Collectively and individually these foundations wield a great deal of power through their wealth, status, and ability to set norms in the sector.Increasingly in recent years...

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Reduce Payment Processing Costs and Build Your Sustaining Donor Roster REDUCE PAYMENT PROCESSING COSTS AND BUILD YOUR SUSTAINING DONOR ROSTER

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Apr 03, 2019

Few of us think twice when we pull out a card to pay for a shopping cart full of groceries or a plane ticket. We enjoy the cashback or miles we’ll be getting, and whatever the merchant has to pay in processing fees is of no concern to us.But when the merchant is a charitable organization, why ...

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How Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Affect Charitable Giving HOW GENDER, RACE, AND ETHNICITY AFFECT CHARITABLE GIVING

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Apr 01, 2019

Do race and ethnicity affect women’s giving? A new report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute provides insight into this question. Women Give 2019: Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color, examines giving by men and women across racial and ethnic groups. It combines this data w...

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Security Donations SECURITY DONATIONS

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Mar 31, 2019

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

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Adding a Personal Touch to Fundraising ADDING A PERSONAL TOUCH TO FUNDRAISING

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Mar 28, 2019

Let’s face it, there are seemingly a million non-profits and charities out there doing amazing work. It can be difficult for donors to decide which organizations they want to support. How can you make your organization stand out from the rest and get a donation from someone not necessarily tot...

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Charitable Sector Age Outs: Boomers and Gen Xers Ready for Battle CHARITABLE SECTOR AGE OUTS: BOOMERS AND GEN XERS READY FOR BATTLE

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Mar 27, 2019

The saying, “age ain’t nothing but a number,” is true particularly when it comes to the challenges that Gen Xers and Baby Boomers face in what continues to be a candidate-driven market. Pew Research Center confirms that 85% of Gen Xers and 67% of Baby Boomers continue to keep pace ...

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Have a Fundraising Plan, Work the Plan, Improve the Plan HAVE A FUNDRAISING PLAN, WORK THE PLAN, IMPROVE THE PLAN

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Mar 19, 2019

Ever since passage of the 2017 federal tax law, with its potential threats to charitable giving among middle-income households (and even among very wealthy households, due to the doubling of the estate tax exemption), nonprofits have asked us—again and again—“What should we do? How...

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Direct Mail For Nonprofits – The Number One Thing To Consider Before Sending Your Next Campaign DIRECT MAIL FOR NONPROFITS – THE NUMBER ONE THING TO CONSIDER BEFORE SENDING YOUR NEXT CAMPAIGN

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Mar 13, 2019

What’s the number one question to answer when creating a direct mail appeal for your nonprofit?If you’ve answered, ‘who is going to be featured in the letter’, sorry, think again. If your answer is ‘when to mail your next appeal letter’, think again. If you’...

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Can We Stop Fearing the Charitable Deduction CAN WE STOP FEARING THE CHARITABLE DEDUCTION

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Mar 12, 2019

There has been a lot of hand-wringing in the last few weeks about how the 2017 tax law changes are starting to impact nonprofits. The fear is that with an increase in the standard deduction fewer Americans will itemize their taxes and thus be less willing to donate to nonprofits.

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7 Easy Ways for Teens to Give Back 7 EASY WAYS FOR TEENS TO GIVE BACK

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Mar 11, 2019

The Dalai Lama once observed: “The greatest threat to our world is [that] we're raising a generation of passive bystanders.” WE is helping ensure that won’t be the case. Through our WE Schools service-based learning programs, it provides students and educators with the tools an...

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QuickBooks Cloud For Nonprofit Accounting QUICKBOOKS CLOUD FOR NONPROFIT ACCOUNTING

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Mar 11, 2019

QuickBooks Nonprofit software has enabled nonprofits and charities to manage fund accounting, track expenditures and allocate resources for specific programs in a better way.But the lack in real-time accessibility of QuickBooks application and data from any location or any device, along with restric...

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Get inspired by these charities making a BIG impact GET INSPIRED BY THESE CHARITIES MAKING A BIG IMPACT

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Mar 08, 2019

Everywhere you look, charities big and small are making a difference in Canada and around the world. From your local animal shelter to your community food bank, charities are doing extraordinary work each and everyday.Using CanadaHelps, charities across the country are showcasing their impact by sha...

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How to bring a quiet charity social feed to life HOW TO BRING A QUIET CHARITY SOCIAL FEED TO LIFE

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Mar 07, 2019

Having such a publicly accessible platform can be a powerful tool for spreading your charity’s message to a global audience and increase donations. The DonorDrives 2017 ‘State of Peer to Peer Fundraising’ report shows that since 2012, donations through social media have increased b...

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3 Tips for Partnering with a Professional Fundraiser 3 TIPS FOR PARTNERING WITH A PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISER

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Mar 07, 2019

We often hear nonprofits struggle to find enough time and resources to successfully fundraise. So, we have teamed up with our friends at Harbor Compliance to give you a solution that you may not have considered. Brock Klinger leads the Nonprofit Services Sales Team at Harbor Compliance. He manages c...

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Why did the Ice Bucket Challenge do so well WHY DID THE ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE DO SO WELL

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Mar 06, 2019

Back in the summer of 2014, the internet was awash, almost literally, with videos of people throwing buckets of water over themselves. Why? Because of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. You may not have participated in this yourself, but you’ll almost certainly have seen the videos. The idea was to...

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16 Free Resources to Plan a Run for Charity 16 FREE RESOURCES TO PLAN A RUN FOR CHARITY

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Mar 04, 2019

When you consider how to plan a run for charity, there are a lot of moving parts. If you’re not a runner yourself, it can be difficult to anticipate the needs of your guests and create a memorable experience.Yet with adequate research, a strong online presence, and the right online fundraising...

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Instagram For Nonprofits: 5 Simple Tips For Getting Your Nonprofit Discovered INSTAGRAM FOR NONPROFITS: 5 SIMPLE TIPS FOR GETTING YOUR NONPROFIT DISCOVERED

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Mar 01, 2019

Getting sick of Twitter? Are you considering joining the DeleteFacebook movement? Have you considered using Instagram for nonprofits? Even though it’s owned by Facebook, building an engaged community of supporters on Instagram may be a viable social media alternative for your nonprofit.

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Is Your Nonprofit a 4-Star Operation IS YOUR NONPROFIT A 4-STAR OPERATION

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Mar 01, 2019

Having worked and consulted with multiple nonprofit organizations through the years, I have studied each nonprofit to see if they have four-star success in a variety of areas. In a perfect scenario, each major element of the nonprofit would be constantly analyzed to see if they incorporate four-star...

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New Jersey Non-Profits NEW JERSEY NON-PROFITS

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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2019 Radical Recurring Giving 2019 RADICAL RECURRING GIVING

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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The Business of Charity THE BUSINESS OF CHARITY

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Feb 27, 2019

In this talk, recorded at TEDxEustis 2019, changemaker catalyst Michelle Purl makes the case for treating non-profits and charities as businesses. From setting realistic marketing budgets to rewarding employees and leaders who achieve amazing results, Purl believes an attitude shift can revolutioniz...

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Nonprofits and Political Activities NONPROFITS AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES

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Feb 25, 2019

It is a time when many in society feel very passionately about political issues and political candidates. Those involved in the mission of non-profit groups care deeply about the well-being of the world and its inhabitants, and so it may be natural for them to care equally about politics. But before...

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

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Feb 23, 2019

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

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5 great free tools for charities to make the most of digital 5 GREAT FREE TOOLS FOR CHARITIES TO MAKE THE MOST OF DIGITAL

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Feb 21, 2019

Last month we wrote about discovering your inner eco-warrior to help max your office zen. This month, as part of our better tomorrow series, I’m shining a light on some free tools that you can use to save time and grow your cause.These tools are great for small and nimble charities starting up...

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Why Your Nonprofit Should Consider Holding a Charity Auction WHY YOUR NONPROFIT SHOULD CONSIDER HOLDING A CHARITY AUCTION

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Feb 21, 2019

Most nonprofits understand the basic benefits of holding fundraising events, but some don’t realize the added benefits of holding specific kinds of events, such as charity auctions. Although holding a charity auction is an involved multi-step process, that doesn’t mean your nonprofit doe...

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

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Feb 21, 2019

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

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Instagram Stories: How To Start Using Them For Your Nonprofit INSTAGRAM STORIES: HOW TO START USING THEM FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Feb 20, 2019

What if Instagram Stories could help your nonprofit reach its’ audience? The social media struggle, especially for nonprofits and social causes, is real. Organic reach is plummeting on Facebook. Twitter is removing millions of fake followers from users’ accounts. 300 hours of video are u...

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The Impact of the Government Shutdown on the Flow of Nonprofit Data THE IMPACT OF THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN ON THE FLOW OF NONPROFIT DATA

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Feb 20, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece on the impact of the government shutdown on the flow of nonprofit data. In that piece I suggested it would be unlikely that the IRS would release a new Exempt Organization Business Master File (BMF) on schedule in February. Well it appears I was premature in mak...

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MEDIAN SALARIES FOR NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORS MEDIAN SALARIES FOR NONPROFIT COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTORS

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Feb 19, 2019

Curious if your salary as a nonprofit communications director is in line with what others are making? There’s a huge range depending on the size of your nonprofit and where you live. Check out the salary data for U.S. nonprofit communications directors in the 2019 Nonprofit Communications Tren...

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3 Presidential Role Models for Nonprofit Charitable Giving 3 PRESIDENTIAL ROLE MODELS FOR NONPROFIT CHARITABLE GIVING

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Feb 18, 2019

The federal holiday landing on the third Monday in February is officially known as Washington’s Birthday. First celebrated in 1885 to honor you guessed it George Washington’s birthday, this holiday has since broadened its scope to become a day to honor all U.S. presidents. Depending on t...

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The charity digital spectrum 2019 THE CHARITY DIGITAL SPECTRUM 2019

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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5 Smart Brand Strategies for Nonprofits 5 SMART BRAND STRATEGIES FOR NONPROFITS

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Feb 14, 2019

While you tend to hear the term more in relation to for-profit businesses, the importance of branding for nonprofits cannot be stressed enough. Your brand is what people think about when they think of your organization. This impacts your public image, your engagement, and your fundraising efforts. B...

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10 Best Website Builders for Nonprofits, Reviewed & Compared 10 BEST WEBSITE BUILDERS FOR NONPROFITS, REVIEWED & COMPARED

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Feb 13, 2019

Amanda, a do-it-yourself nonprofit expert, had wrestled with the idea of creating her charity a website for far too long. “Today is the day,” Amanda repeated to herself as she got on her computer and did what any rational person in the 21st century does when faced with the unknown: Googl...

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15 Creative Spring Fundraisers 15 CREATIVE SPRING FUNDRAISERS

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Feb 12, 2019

We know it’s still cold, but it’s never too early to start planning for Spring-time fundraising! Here are a few low-effort ideas to help you get started: Spring break means the kids in your community are free to get involved with local nonprofits! Create volunteer opportunities designed ...

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4 Ways Canadian Charities Can Improve Email Fundraising in 2019 4 WAYS CANADIAN CHARITIES CAN IMPROVE EMAIL FUNDRAISING IN 2019

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Feb 12, 2019

Last year for a research study, I signed up to get emails from 152 Canadian charities to see how they were capturing emails and then what they were sending when it came to fundraising. This post will look at four ways Canadian charities can improve their email fundraising in 2019 but first, briefly,...

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How To Create An Irresistible Nonprofit Fundraising Video HOW TO CREATE AN IRRESISTIBLE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING VIDEO

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Feb 12, 2019

Is video part of your nonprofit’s digital content strategy? Have you used video in your digital fundraising and crowdfunding campaigns? For digital fundraisers, a compelling video is a critical way to drive donations. This powerful tool cuts through noise and clutter, grabs attention, and can ...

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Fundraising in the Digital Age FUNDRAISING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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Discretionary Grantmaking: Should Your Foundation Let Members Go Solo DISCRETIONARY GRANTMAKING: SHOULD YOUR FOUNDATION LET MEMBERS GO SOLO

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Feb 06, 2019

Foundations typically approach most grants as a team sport, debating their merits and deciding, collectively, whether they’re likely to achieve the foundation’s goals. However, in addition to granting as a group, some foundations give their board and/or family members a portion of funds ...

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The Truth About Choosing A Nonprofit Career Path + 8 Experts’ Advice THE TRUTH ABOUT CHOOSING A NONPROFIT CAREER PATH + 8 EXPERTS’ ADVICE

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Feb 05, 2019

You might be looking to enter the nonprofit world from one of many different starting points. Maybe you’re fresh out of college and eager to change the world. Maybe you’re mid-career and and hoping for a change. Maybe you’re a parent looking for a workplace that offers a great work...

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Four Things Your Nonprofit’s Board of Directors Should Do to Start Out the New Year by Embracing Best Practices FOUR THINGS YOUR NONPROFIT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHOULD DO TO START OUT THE NEW YEAR BY EMBRACING BEST PRACTICES

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Feb 01, 2019

It never fails. As soon as the iconic glittery New Year’s ball makes its descent in Times Square and the calendar turns to January nonprofit boards review their list of goals for the new year and begin to tackle tasks like updating woefully out-of-date bylaws and tightening up conflict of inte...

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

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Jan 31, 2019

We've all heard it. "100% of your donation goes to the charity." This statement is proudly made and well-intended. And yet, it masks the very real costs and complexity of getting money to charities and nonprofits, especially when it comes to corporate giving. This myth doesn't help...

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Where does nonprofit money come from WHERE DOES NONPROFIT MONEY COME FROM

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Jan 29, 2019

Ever wondered where the funds to run your nonprofit will come from? It's a common question. In this video Megan Tarnow and I discuss the sources of nonprofit fundraising and how to make sure you're doing it the right way.

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Federal Grants For Nonprofits: Are They A Fit For Your Organization FEDERAL GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS: ARE THEY A FIT FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION

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Jan 28, 2019

Your organization may have a successful grant seeking strategy. You may have great relationships with foundation and perhaps even state agency grantmakers. You may be managing your funding and reporting requirements well.But as your Board of Directors or fundraising team look at how to grow the orga...

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How MPW Strategies Helps Clients Increase Their Major Gift Fundraising HOW MPW STRATEGIES HELPS CLIENTS INCREASE THEIR MAJOR GIFT FUNDRAISING

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Jan 28, 2019

MPW Strategies provides a suite of innovative fundraising solutions that enable our nonprofit partners to advance their missions and further their positive impact in our communities. Kaye Taavialma, Director of Ricardo Flores Magon Academy, and the Development Director, Rebekah Wells, from Brent'...

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How To Raise More By “Upgrading” Your Monthly Giving Donors HOW TO RAISE MORE BY “UPGRADING” YOUR MONTHLY GIVING DONORS

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Jan 25, 2019

Fundraisers sometimes tell me: “I don’t want to convert my donors to monthly giving, because then I can’t ask them to give more!”Well, that’s an absolute myth! The best real-life example of monthly giving came from a story in my son’s university magazine. A donor ...

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Announcing the 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies ANNOUNCING THE 2019 NONPROFIT EMPLOYMENT REPORT FROM THE JOHNS HOPKINS CENTER FOR CIVIL SOCIETY STUDIES

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Jan 25, 2019

U.S. nonprofits maintained a robust pattern of job growth through 2016, the latest year for which data are available. But for-profit companies are making significant inroads in key nonprofit fields, cutting into nonprofits’ market share. These are just two of the major conclusions emerging fro...

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New Financial Reporting Guidelines Can Be a Benefit, Not a Burden for Nonprofits NEW FINANCIAL REPORTING GUIDELINES CAN BE A BENEFIT, NOT A BURDEN FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 24, 2019

While the federal government was dealing with the shutdown at the start of 2019, many nonprofits were trying to sort out new reporting guidelines concerning their fiscal conditions.Issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), “Presentation of Financial Statements for Non-Profit E...

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Career Advancement for Grant Professionals CAREER ADVANCEMENT FOR GRANT PROFESSIONALS

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Jan 24, 2019

As the yearly calendar starts anew, you may be busy renewing your gym membership, searching for that lost diet plan, or shopping for a new agenda to keep yourself organized. On a professional level, now is also a great time to pause and reflect on your career accomplishments and goals. Perhaps you a...

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With Flexible Funds Management, You’re in Control WITH FLEXIBLE FUNDS MANAGEMENT, YOU’RE IN CONTROL

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Jan 23, 2019

We’re excited to introduce a NEW feature on your charity’s CanadaHelps Customizable Donation Form: flexible funds management. Flexible funds management puts you in the driver’s seat by allowing control of how and which funds to display on your donation forms. You’re already a...

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Start on a Good Note With Fundraising in 2019 START ON A GOOD NOTE WITH FUNDRAISING IN 2019

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Jan 22, 2019

We know some of you are on top of things after the holidays, but it’s not so easy for the rest of us. You know the drill—you set your resolutions with determination on New Year’s Day, but within weeks you already catch yourself losing steam (don’t worry, you’re not alon...

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Millennials and Charity Giving MILLENNIALS AND CHARITY GIVING

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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Grantseekers – Discoverability is Key GRANTSEEKERS – DISCOVERABILITY IS KEY

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Jan 17, 2019

There’s no denying that the digital era has dramatically changed giving. It’s never been easier for individuals to donate (now at the click of a button), crowdfund for a good cause, and even contribute a dollar or two on their way through a grocery store checkout. And while it’s cr...

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Reduce confusion, distraction and friction to convert more online gifts REDUCE CONFUSION, DISTRACTION AND FRICTION TO CONVERT MORE ONLINE GIFTS

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Jan 17, 2019

Drawing potential donors to your online donation page is arguably the main reason behind your nonprofit’s online presence. Social media posts, e-newsletters, blogs…all crafted in an effort to inspire your audience to support your cause and send them to the page where they can do so.But ...

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10 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Content Calendar in 2019 10 STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR NONPROFIT’S SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CALENDAR IN 2019

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Jan 17, 2019

A new year brings new goals and now is the perfect time to plan your social media content calendar for 2019.A content calendar is the link between posting daily on social media and a social media strategy. It will help you stay organized by planning your content in advance, without being overwhelmed...

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Social-Media Etiquette for Grant Makers and Grantees SOCIAL-MEDIA ETIQUETTE FOR GRANT MAKERS AND GRANTEES

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Jan 16, 2019

Ten years ago when I joined Facebook, I never dreamed social media would be so consequential in our lives or the philanthropic world. And yet here we are. Giving drives, nonprofit updates, invocations to do good, and nonprofit mission statements.

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Using Adobe Sign for E-Signatures at Your Nonprofit USING ADOBE SIGN FOR E-SIGNATURES AT YOUR NONPROFIT

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Jan 16, 2019

If you were to sit down and quantify the amount of time it takes you to prepare a document, send it, and capture a written signature, how long do you think it would be?In an effort to drive organizational efficiency, nonprofits are increasingly using electronic signatures. For example, nonprofits se...

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5 things charities and startups can learn from each other 5 THINGS CHARITIES AND STARTUPS CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER

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Jan 15, 2019

To give you context, the majority of my digital working life had been within the charity sector, so when an opportunity came up at my favourite fitness studio, I couldn’t say no to exploring the world of a fast-paced startup driven by two inspiring entrepreneurs. What I learnt from my 8 months...

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How to do Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring HOW TO DO MAJOR GIFT FUNDRAISING ON A SHOESTRING

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Jan 14, 2019

You can, and should, have a major gift fundraising program whatever your size. If you don’t, you’re just ignoring the facts. Nearly 80% of all fundraising comes from individuals. Studies show over 88% of all funds raised come from just 12% of donors. Two-thirds of all household charity i...

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Growing Your Trust Fundraising in 2019 GROWING YOUR TRUST FUNDRAISING IN 2019

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Jan 14, 2019

If your charity relies on trust fundraising for part of its income, you will certainly be thinking how you can grow this source of funds in 2019.A common request to consultants is for help in identifying new prospects for clients and sometimes this is the right solution for income growth. However, b...

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Nonprofit Transparency Pays Off NONPROFIT TRANSPARENCY PAYS OFF

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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Using Donor Data to Inspire Loyalty to your Healthcare Foundation USING DONOR DATA TO INSPIRE LOYALTY TO YOUR HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION

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Jan 14, 2019

As we crawl into a new year, hyper-personalization is a buzzword slowly creeping into the charity lexicon and bound to increase its prominence as the year unfolds. In fact, some would state that hyper-personalization will be a real game changer for annual giving, aka the mass marketing portfolio, in...

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The Dangers of Too Much Automation in Fundraising THE DANGERS OF TOO MUCH AUTOMATION IN FUNDRAISING

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Jan 11, 2019

Imagine for a second that you could mow your yard with a mower that would learn how to mow your yard the next time without you. The mower would learn your speed and turns and thousands of nuances that lead to a great-looking, freshly mowed lawn. (I’m in automated mowing is the future!) Now ima...

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10 Killer Mission Statement Examples For Nonprofits 10 KILLER MISSION STATEMENT EXAMPLES FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 11, 2019

Your mission statement is the foundation for your nonprofit’s marketing and communications. In one or two sentences, it sums up the essence of your organization. It guides your decision-making processes and should make people want to learn more about your organization. Most importantly, a miss...

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Joe Wehinger Reveals Effective Digital Fundraising Trends for your Non Profit in 2019 JOE WEHINGER REVEALS EFFECTIVE DIGITAL FUNDRAISING TRENDS FOR YOUR NON PROFIT IN 2019

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Jan 10, 2019

United Digital & Associates is proud to support charities and non-profit organizations with their awareness and fundraising. The most common tools we use are email marketing, digital marketing, and video production. It is a fact that non-profits are simply not immune to the changes by the latest...

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How To Build Out Your Nonprofit Social Media Calendar HOW TO BUILD OUT YOUR NONPROFIT SOCIAL MEDIA CALENDAR

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Jan 10, 2019

Does your organization have a social media calendar? As a nonprofit marketer for a small organization, I am positive that you wear many hats. Between answering emails, making phone calls to supporters, editing the annual appeal letter and coordinating fundraising events, who has time to maintain mor...

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Fundraiser Performance Management FUNDRAISER PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

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Jan 09, 2019

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

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Double your donations with matching gifts DOUBLE YOUR DONATIONS WITH MATCHING GIFTS

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Jan 09, 2019

Imagine you are at a vending machine. You’re starving. One small bag of pretzels isn’t going to satiate you, but your general lack of small bills and change has left you with only enough funds to buy one package. You don’t want to opt for the cheaper, less satisfying options, so yo...

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3 Leadership Tips to Help Employees Avoid Burnout 3 LEADERSHIP TIPS TO HELP EMPLOYEES AVOID BURNOUT

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Jan 09, 2019

Working for a nonprofit can be incredibly rewarding. However, while it can be fulfilling work, nonprofit employees are often overworked and run the risk of burning out.The nonprofit environment can demand long hours, cause stress and exhaustion, and diminish an enthusiasm for work. This can be furth...

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Sweet charity: how the principles of philanthropy can benefit donors and good causes SWEET CHARITY: HOW THE PRINCIPLES OF PHILANTHROPY CAN BENEFIT DONORS AND GOOD CAUSES

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Jan 09, 2019

Whether you make a regular donation to charity or leave a legacy in your will, using your wealth to support good causes can deliver much more than a financial return. Adopting some of the principles of philanthropy can increase the benefits of giving, both for you and for your chosen charities.Suppo...

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Facebook Fundraising: Making Lemonade Out of Lemons FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING: MAKING LEMONADE OUT OF LEMONS

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Jan 09, 2019

According to Facebook, over 750,000 nonprofits have used Facebook’s fundraising tools since the platform rolled out the feature in 2015. It began as a way for individuals to donate and, in 2016, expanded to allow individuals to allow people to ask their Facebook friends to donate to personal c...

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Nonprofit Social Media Marketing 2019 NONPROFIT SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING 2019

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Jan 08, 2019

Social Media Marketing is essential to marketing efforts of nonprofit organizations.There's nothing like the start of a new year to put marketing plans in perspective, especially because everything changes so quickly! Our free social media resource guide will give you all of the information you ...

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THE SEVEN WRITING STYLES THAT ALL NONPROFIT COMMUNICATORS SHOULD MASTER THE SEVEN WRITING STYLES THAT ALL NONPROFIT COMMUNICATORS SHOULD MASTER

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Jan 08, 2019

Most nonprofit communicators consider themselves to be good writers. But what really sets apart the great writers in the nonprofit world is mastery of seven distinct types of copywriting.Microcontent refers to the short but powerful pieces of copy you find in headlines, subject lines, captions, and ...

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3 Fundraising Strategies for the New Year 3 FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES FOR THE NEW YEAR

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Jan 08, 2019

Your year-end campaign is finally over. You’ve processed all your donations, thanked donors, posted on social media, and updated your website. Now what? While you and your donors are still feeling the warm glow of the giving season, what can you do to build on that momentum? How do you harness...

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2019 Philanthropy Trends to Watch 2019 PHILANTHROPY TRENDS TO WATCH

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Jan 07, 2019

Total charitable giving in the US has increased since the Great Recession. We surpassed pre-recession giving levels in 2014 and have been on an upward trajectory for total charitable dollars donated each year since. In 2017, Americans gave more than $410 billion, 70 percent of which was donated by i...

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Inside One Group’s Fundraising Windfall From Donor-Advised Funds INSIDE ONE GROUP’S FUNDRAISING WINDFALL FROM DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS

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Jan 07, 2019

Don’t tell the Pan-Mass Challenge that donor-advised funds are a problem for the charity world. Gifts from Fidelity Charitable — the largest sponsor of the often-controversial accounts and the nonprofit spinoff of the financial-services firm.

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Go Help Fund Whitepaper GO HELP FUND WHITEPAPER

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Jan 06, 2019

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

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Joe Wehinger’s Top 5 Digital Fundraising Trends Your Non-Profit Should Use in 2019 JOE WEHINGER’S TOP 5 DIGITAL FUNDRAISING TRENDS YOUR NON-PROFIT SHOULD USE IN 2019

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Jan 05, 2019

United Digital & Associates is proud to support charities and non-profit organizations with their awareness and fundraising. The most common tools we use are email marketing, digital marketing, and video production.It is a fact that non-profits are simply not immune to the changes by the latest ...

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Tax Policy and Nonprofits TAX POLICY AND NONPROFITS

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Jan 05, 2019

David L. Thompson, Vice President of Public Policy for the National Council of Nonprofits, discusses tax policy issues affecting nonprofit organizations, such as changes charitable giving incentives, imposition of taxes, fees, and payments in lieu of taxes, and more.

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Technology Shaping Nonprofits 2019 TECHNOLOGY SHAPING NONPROFITS 2019

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Jan 03, 2019

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

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27 COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING TACTICS FOR NONPROFITS 27 COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING TACTICS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 03, 2019

In previous posts, we’ve shared the most common marketing and communications goals, strategies, and objectives for nonprofits. Today, let’s complete the list by talking about tactics.Tactics are the tools you use to pursue the objectives associated with your strategy. Tactics include bot...

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The Good and Evil Words of Fundraising THE GOOD AND EVIL WORDS OF FUNDRAISING

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Jan 03, 2019

Fundraising has two magic words. One is enchanting, the other has sinister force to weaken your writing. When you control these two words, as I explore in my book, How to Turn Your Words into Money, you can wield wizard-like powers. The power of you comes from the fact that good fundraising is alway...

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10 Leadership and Marketing Podcasts for Nonprofits 10 LEADERSHIP AND MARKETING PODCASTS FOR NONPROFITS

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Jan 02, 2019

When you’re looking for professional development or just some food for thought while you walk the dog or commute to the office, podcasts offer an easy way to stay on top of trends and learn new things. And while there are lots of leadership and marketing podcasts that cover a range of industri...

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How the tech world could make nonprofits a more powerful force HOW THE TECH WORLD COULD MAKE NONPROFITS A MORE POWERFUL FORCE

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Jan 02, 2019

As leaders from more than 100 countries prepare to gather at Davos, a debate continues to rage regarding the role technology will play in society going forward. Will tech innovation be a fundamental part of the solution, or part of the problem, or both? Can we control powerful new technologies like ...

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

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Dec 31, 2018

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

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Giving USA 2018 GIVING USA 2018

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Dec 31, 2018

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

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10 Insanely Actionable Fundraising Tips 10 INSANELY ACTIONABLE FUNDRAISING TIPS

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Dec 31, 2018

People are more likely to give money for a clearly defined cause. Campaigns with a target can raise 46% more. Here are some ideas! Campaigns Americans have said that are important to them. Your choice for the audience will affect many other things. Men between the ages of 18 & 34 are more likely...

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Protecting Nonprofit Nonpartisanship PROTECTING NONPROFIT NONPARTISANSHIP

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Dec 31, 2018

Repealing or weakening the "Johnson Amendment" could be catastrophic for charitable nonprofits and foundations. No need to fix something that isn't broken For more than 60 years and through multiple significant tax reform efforts, the nonpartisan nature of 501(c)(3) organizations - cha...

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

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Dec 31, 2018

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

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

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Dec 31, 2018

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

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AI for Nonprofits and Social Good AI FOR NONPROFITS AND SOCIAL GOOD

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Dec 28, 2018

Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.We are tracking reports, articles, and new items about AI...

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2018’s Top Trends in Philanthropy 2018’S TOP TRENDS IN PHILANTHROPY

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Dec 27, 2018

From another record-breaking GivingTuesday to the power of women’s philanthropy, 2018 has been a year replete with new movements and all-time highs. Take a look below to discover the Blackbaud Institute’s top trends that reverberated across the social good sector this year. This year kic...

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

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Dec 26, 2018

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

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7 Key Characteristics of a Successful Nonprofit 7 KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF A SUCCESSFUL NONPROFIT

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Dec 26, 2018

Building a high-performing, successful nonprofit is never easy. Sustaining one is even harder, especially in the new “normal” of a complex and ambiguous world.Yet nonprofit organizations need to remain stable, relevant, and resilient in the face of up and down cycles of budget cuts and a...

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6 Opportunities to Thank Donors for Better Retention 6 OPPORTUNITIES TO THANK DONORS FOR BETTER RETENTION

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Dec 26, 2018

Appreciation is the foundation of donor retention. Communicating gratitude assures donors that you value them as an important part of your team. Saying “thank you” is more than just good manners. It generates goodwill and enthusiasm, and it motivates donors to spread positive word-of-mou...

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Special Gratitude for Donors Who Give to Local Nonprofits SPECIAL GRATITUDE FOR DONORS WHO GIVE TO LOCAL NONPROFITS

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Dec 26, 2018

Yet, as the world continues to shrink, we express special gratitude to donors who give local.One of most common questions we are asked is: “How do I decide what nonprofit to donate to?” And the first answer we give is to get to know a nonprofit and see its work in action. Seeing a nonpro...

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Annual Marketing Plan: Nonprofit Resource Round-Up ANNUAL MARKETING PLAN: NONPROFIT RESOURCE ROUND-UP

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Dec 26, 2018

Starting to think about your nonprofit’s annual marketing plan for 2019 yet? If you’re not, this is a friendly reminder to get the ball rolling. Having a plan, complete with goals and detailed projects, is key to a year of successful marketing.This doesn’t mean that nothing can be ...

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2018 Giving Highlights 2018 GIVING HIGHLIGHTS

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Dec 24, 2018

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

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6 Tools to Launch Your Peer-to-Peer Campaign to Success 6 TOOLS TO LAUNCH YOUR PEER-TO-PEER CAMPAIGN TO SUCCESS

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Dec 24, 2018

For any nonprofit with a group of dedicated supporters who have demonstrated their commitment to the organization as donors or volunteers, a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign has the potential to benefit everyone involved.In a peer-to-peer campaign, your supporters become fundraisers for your organi...

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Four Seasons of Fundraising FOUR SEASONS OF FUNDRAISING

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Dec 21, 2018

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

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

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Dec 20, 2018

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

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

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Dec 20, 2018

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

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Why Fund Tech for Nonprofits WHY FUND TECH FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 20, 2018

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

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Video Marketing on Social Media: Best Practices & Inspiration for Nonprofits VIDEO MARKETING ON SOCIAL MEDIA: BEST PRACTICES & INSPIRATION FOR NONPROFITS

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Dec 20, 2018

Facebook has, for a couple years now, committed to making their platforms “video first.” Unsurprisingly, other networks followed suit. From Twitter to Pinterest to Instagram to LinkedIn, social networks are becoming environments where video content not only thrives, but is expected.Every...

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Dunham Fund 2018: Committed To Community DUNHAM FUND 2018: COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY

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Dec 20, 2018

The Dunham Fund is devoted to making Aurora the safest, most opportunity-filled place one can live. We’re excited to say, in 2018, we gave $4.2 million in grants to almost 60 nonprofits that provide vital services to our neighbors in need.

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Building an Effective Online Donation Page: 5 Expert Tips BUILDING AN EFFECTIVE ONLINE DONATION PAGE: 5 EXPERT TIPS

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Dec 20, 2018

It’s likely that your nonprofit already accepts online donations. After all, who wouldn’t want to reach wider audiences of potential donors and provide them with the opportunity to contribute to your cause in just moments of their day?However, if you haven’t recently revised your o...

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5 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website Donor-Friendly 5 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR NONPROFIT’S WEBSITE DONOR-FRIENDLY

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Dec 20, 2018

Imagine two nonprofits that are nearly identical. Similar missions, same size, equal marketing budgets. They both have websites that do an admirable job of showcasing their impact. In most obvious ways, these two organizations are twins. But one of them raises much more money online than the other.

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

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Dec 19, 2018

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

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Seeding a Better Philanthropic Practice SEEDING A BETTER PHILANTHROPIC PRACTICE

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Dec 19, 2018

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

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Nonprofit Burnout: How to Recognize it And Manage it NONPROFIT BURNOUT: HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT AND MANAGE IT

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Dec 19, 2018

Burnout is a huge problem in the nonprofit industry, and especially so towards the end of the year. The last three months of the year are stressful and frenzied for most nonprofits, even if the outcomes are rewarding and exciting.However, nonprofit burnout can happen anytime during the year. Heavy w...

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Considerations for Fundraising in Effective Altruism CONSIDERATIONS FOR FUNDRAISING IN EFFECTIVE ALTRUISM

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Dec 18, 2018

How should we think about fundraising for effective charities? Are there particular sorts of donors we should focus on more? What does the distribution of opportunities tend to look like? In this talk from EAGX Netherlands 2018, Stefan Torges sketches out these and other considerations.

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Nonprofit Fundraising and Marketing Tech Trends to Watch in 2019 NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND MARKETING TECH TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2019

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Dec 18, 2018

I’m not one to recommend following trends just for the sake of following trends especially when it comes to technology. But, I do think it’s important to keep an eye on the latest tech that may be worth trying to help boost your nonprofit’s fundraising and marketing results in 2019...

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The Best Nonprofit Media Campaigns of 2018 THE BEST NONPROFIT MEDIA CAMPAIGNS OF 2018

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Dec 17, 2018

As the end of 2018 approaches, we’ve gathered a collection of the best nonprofit media campaigns from the first 10 months of the year. Whether these organizations are raising money, spreading awareness or trying to create a movement, they’ve all put a unique spin on traditional mass medi...

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Top 7 Books for Nonprofit Professionals TOP 7 BOOKS FOR NONPROFIT PROFESSIONALS

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Dec 17, 2018

We got great feedback on our post 6 Must-Read Books for Nonprofit Professionals, so here are 7 more great options. Enjoy one of these reads during your much needed downtime this holiday season!Rejection is something nonprofit professionals are all too familiar with. Whether it’s losing out on ...

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Thoughtful Solutions for Reluctant Fundraising Board Members THOUGHTFUL SOLUTIONS FOR RELUCTANT FUNDRAISING BOARD MEMBERS

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Dec 17, 2018

If you've worked at (or with) a nonprofit, you've struggled with your board members at some point. We all have. It's normal! The relationship between nonprofits and their boards is that of checks and balances and strategy. Frustration happens. One of the most common sources of frustratio...

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

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Dec 15, 2018

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

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

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Dec 14, 2018

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

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Corporate Philanthropy and Strategic Advocacy CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY AND STRATEGIC ADVOCACY

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Dec 13, 2018

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

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Effective Philanthropy and Making Every Dollar Count EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY AND MAKING EVERY DOLLAR COUNT

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Dec 13, 2018

Charitable giving in the U.S. reached a new high in 2017 of more than $400 billion, with the majority of American households giving to charity. And every giver, from the tech titan to the everyday middle class citizen, needs to answer the same question: How do I channel my giving effectively to make...

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Underappreciated elements of nonprofit disaster preparedness planning UNDERAPPRECIATED ELEMENTS OF NONPROFIT DISASTER PREPAREDNESS PLANNING

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Dec 13, 2018

Like ugly holiday sweaters, disasters come in a variety of forms and sizes. As we follow the news of big events like earthquakes, wildfires, and hurricanes affecting millions of people, we can’t forget that a simple burst pipe can seem just as disastrous for a single nonprofit. Yet, because we...

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6 Signs Your Nonprofit Needs a New Website 6 SIGNS YOUR NONPROFIT NEEDS A NEW WEBSITE

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Dec 13, 2018

Are you getting that sinking feeling that your nonprofit’s website isn’t helping your mission as much as it could? While you don’t need to be at a charity: water level for your nonprofit marketing, having an effective and easy-to-use website is an important step to achieving your g...

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Important fundraising stats from 2018 IMPORTANT FUNDRAISING STATS FROM 2018

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Dec 13, 2018

Looking for the most important fundraising stats from 2018? Find the best social media, marketing statistics and more that can benefit your organisation!Data is often called the “gold of 21st century”. It is primarily collected and analysed from various sources across the globe, therefor...

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Optimize Your Fundraising With The CauseVox Fundraising CRM OPTIMIZE YOUR FUNDRAISING WITH THE CAUSEVOX FUNDRAISING CRM

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Dec 13, 2018

Donation data hasn’t historically been easy to manage. You’re likely using one software for your online fundraising campaigns, another for your donation page, another for your events, and realistically, many many more. Then, you have to get all this information into yet another software ...

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

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Dec 13, 2018

The potential digital marketing offers nonprofits is undeniable. Just look at the 2018 Global Giving Report to understand the need for nonprofits to leverage digital channels to engage today’s donors. A key figure from that research shows that digital communications inspires a whopping 74% of ...

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How Crypto Donations Work HOW CRYPTO DONATIONS WORK

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Dec 12, 2018

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

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Asking for donations ASKING FOR DONATIONS

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Dec 12, 2018

The public rightly expect a high standard of care when they donate. So, it is important that when a charity asks for donations it does so in the correct way. If they get it wrong, a charity could end up losing donations, affecting public confidence and there could be other consequences if certain re...

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The Cure for Donor Fatigue THE CURE FOR DONOR FATIGUE

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Dec 12, 2018

Better non-profit messaging is the cure for donor fatigue. The latest research from Sector3Insights uncovers the key elements of successful charity marketing.The latest research from Sector3Insights reveals some important findings for charities, fundraisers and non-profit marketers. Based on the gro...

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Why Fundraisers Need a Social Listening Program WHY FUNDRAISERS NEED A SOCIAL LISTENING PROGRAM

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Dec 11, 2018

Marketing is a two-way conversation. Just as you listen to what a friend says in conversation before you respond, it makes sense to listen to what your constituents are saying before you ask for their support. Doing this in the digital space is called social listening.Social listening is a powerful ...

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Social Media For Nonprofits and Associations SOCIAL MEDIA FOR NONPROFITS AND ASSOCIATIONS

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Dec 10, 2018

Does your nonprofit or association need to get more involved on social media? What's your goal? Understanding "why" you're using social media by clearly defining your goals is the first step towards creating an actionable plan to achieve success.This video will teach you “why...

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6 Nonprofits That Aced Their Year-End Fundraising in 2017 6 NONPROFITS THAT ACED THEIR YEAR-END FUNDRAISING IN 2017

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Dec 10, 2018

As a fundraiser, I lived and breathed best practices. If I were helping to compile our monthly newsletter, I’d research the best donor spotlight interview questions. When I was prepping for a fundraising event, I’d mark to-dos off my methodology-inspired checklist. But when push came to ...

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The Real ROI from Philanthropy for Companies THE REAL ROI FROM PHILANTHROPY FOR COMPANIES

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Dec 09, 2018

Since the beginning of time, philanthropy has been seen as a good thing but also seen as something rich people do after they make their money, not something companies do because it helps them. As such, philanthropy has traditionally been disconnected from work, at best. For many of us, we take time ...

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

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Dec 07, 2018

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

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Fundraising Software: 6 Questions to Ask Before You Buy FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE: 6 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU BUY

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Dec 07, 2018

In the market for fundraising software? Without a doubt, your organization will have a lot to consider as you enter the software buying process.Whether you’re on the hunt for donor management tools or looking for an innovative way to inspire new kinds of donations, the right software can give ...

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3 Hurdles to Overcome in Launching Your Nonprofit Data Strategy 3 HURDLES TO OVERCOME IN LAUNCHING YOUR NONPROFIT DATA STRATEGY

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Dec 07, 2018

Organizations with mature data analytics programs have likely been at it long enough to have encountered and overcome the most common setbacks. But nonprofits that are just starting to explore these resources may still be figuring out how to launch a successful data initiative. They’re not alo...

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What to Know about Facebook and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT FACEBOOK AND PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING

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Dec 06, 2018

Social media is important to peer-to-peer fundraising, and Facebook remains a relatively popular social media platform today. Facebook fundraising, which allows you to leverage the Facebook pclatform for peer-to-peer fundraising, has a lot to offer nonprofits. But, it isn’t really a stand-alon...

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The Benefits of In-Person Fundraising: Create a Connection to Your Cause THE BENEFITS OF IN-PERSON FUNDRAISING: CREATE A CONNECTION TO YOUR CAUSE

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Dec 06, 2018

Although there has been a surge in online fundraising in the past few years (remember Giving Tuesday!), in-person donation collection remains a necessary piece of your nonprofit’s fundraising plan. I’m not suggesting you ditch online fundraising, but I want to touch on a few reasons why ...

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A Nonprofit Organization’s Most Valuable Asset A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION’S MOST VALUABLE ASSET

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Dec 06, 2018

In the most recent episode of the sgENGAGE podcast, Rachel Hutchisson interviewed Natalye Paquin, CEO of Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. Rachel and Natalye’s discussion focuses on the most valuable asset any organization can have not mone...

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15 Creative Winter Fundraisers 15 CREATIVE WINTER FUNDRAISERS

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Dec 05, 2018

The weather is getting colder and it’s time to start planning some winter fundraisers! Here are some easy, low effort fundraisers that will help you bring the community together as well as take in some extra donations.Bring your donors together to wrap gifts for the community you serve. Have e...

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2018 Fundraising Effectiveness 2018 FUNDRAISING EFFECTIVENESS

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Dec 04, 2018

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

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

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Dec 01, 2018

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

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

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Nov 30, 2018

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

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ENGAGING IN EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS ENGAGING IN EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Nov 30, 2018

When implementing a project, people rely on you to get the work done in a timely and effective way. However, nonprofits and social impact organizations, oftentimes struggle to get their service, product, or result over the finish line. Effective project management for nonprofit organizations is a sk...

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6 Ways to Improve Year-End Online Giving 6 WAYS TO IMPROVE YEAR-END ONLINE GIVING

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Nov 29, 2018

Online giving is one of the most popular ways donors contribute their year-end gifts to nonprofits. More and more people are relying on technology to streamline their to-do lists, especially during the busy holiday season. Donating online is fast, easy, and provides an instant sense of accomplishmen...

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

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Nov 29, 2018

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

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DonorPerfect Users Raise 27% More on GivingTuesday 2018 DONORPERFECT USERS RAISE 27% MORE ON GIVINGTUESDAY 2018

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Nov 28, 2018

From buzzy crowdfunding pages to heartfelt donor emails, GivingTuesday fundraising campaigns from the DonorPerfect Community generated an incredible increase in engagement across the board.Founded by the 92nd St. Y, GivingTuesday is a social media movement that celebrates human kindness and generosi...

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

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Nov 27, 2018

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

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6 Hard Truths Every Nonprofit Needs to Face 6 HARD TRUTHS EVERY NONPROFIT NEEDS TO FACE

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Nov 26, 2018

To be successful in 2019, every nonprofit needs to be able to face the harsh reality of operating as a nonprofit organization in the modern world.To get closer to achieving their missions, nonprofits need to face the core truths no matter how challenging they are.It’s crucial for nonprofits to...

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Maximize Your Taxes With A Nonprofit-501 MAXIMIZE YOUR TAXES WITH A NONPROFIT-501

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Nov 26, 2018

Maximize Your Taxes With A Nonprofit-501 c 3. Help others while helping yourself and possibly creating a legacy for years to come.Maximize Your Taxes With A Nonprofit-501 c 3. Help others while helping yourself and possibly creating a legacy for years to come. Watch and learn about Nonprofit Tax Inf...

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3 Steps To Setting Up a Nonprofit Organization 3 STEPS TO SETTING UP A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Nov 24, 2018

Here are 3 easy steps to setting up a Nonprofit Organization, also known as charitable organizations, and some ideas on the tax benefits of starting and running your own nonprofit. Specially you'll discover how to take your own 501c3 and set it up for charitable, religious, or educational purpos...

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Participant Coaching for Impact PARTICIPANT COACHING FOR IMPACT

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Nov 22, 2018

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

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HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST FREE ONLINE FUNDRAISING COURSES TO GROW YOUR NONPROFIT HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST FREE ONLINE FUNDRAISING COURSES TO GROW YOUR NONPROFIT

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Nov 22, 2018

No matter the size, budget, or mission of a nonprofit, having a solid infrastructure to sustain and hopefully grow your organization is essential. In order to do that, nonprofits need to fundraise. Fundraising is an art that many organizations try hard to succeed at, but often struggle with whether ...

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

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Nov 21, 2018

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

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

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Nov 21, 2018

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

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Is Microvolunteering Right for Your Nonprofit IS MICROVOLUNTEERING RIGHT FOR YOUR NONPROFIT

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Nov 21, 2018

For most nonprofits, it can be easy to think of volunteering in black and white: people are committed volunteers with certain shifts or volunteer duties, or they don’t volunteer much at all (if ever). The good news is that volunteering is shifting many nonprofits and causes are moving from ong...

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Trends in Donor Advised Funds TRENDS IN DONOR ADVISED FUNDS

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Nov 21, 2018

Donor-advised funds are a popular and flexible charitable giving vehicle. Some donors know exactly how they intend to use their donor-advised fund from the moment they set it up. Others know they want to be philanthropic, but maybe not how or when, and choose a donor-advised fund as a tool to plan f...

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Funding and Resource Opportunities FUNDING AND RESOURCE OPPORTUNITIES

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Nov 19, 2018

This month’s roundup features new opportunities for nonprofits focused in education for women and girls, healthcare for adults with disabilities, literacy services, running programs for kids, mental health services, social justice, humanitarian aid, aquatic environments, conflict resolution, c...

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Why Nonprofits Need to Broaden Their Funding Horizons WHY NONPROFITS NEED TO BROADEN THEIR FUNDING HORIZONS

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Nov 19, 2018

For all the attention paid to how nonprofits raise funds, there is very little public understanding about the practice of fundraising and the various income streams nonprofits rely on. There are widespread notions that fundraising is a necessary evil, or that dollars spent on fundraising are being d...

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Is JumpCloud good for non-profit organizations IS JUMPCLOUD GOOD FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

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Nov 19, 2018

The Last Mile (TLM) is a non-profit organization that focuses on providing educational services for inmates. These services are vocational tracks where students learn to write code, develop apps, and create websites. After completing a program, students have the opportunity to join TLM Works, where ...

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CONTRIBUTION OF CHARITIES TO GDP CONTRIBUTION OF CHARITIES TO GDP

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Nov 15, 2018

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

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

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Nov 15, 2018

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

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The Charity Digital Code of Practice THE CHARITY DIGITAL CODE OF PRACTICE

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Nov 14, 2018

Nick French, CEO of Innovate Trust on emerging technology. The Charity Digital Code of Practice aims to help charities fulfil their charitable purpose in a digital age, to improve digital skills and increase take up of digital activity in the charity sector.

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Donor and Volunteer Current Trends DONOR AND VOLUNTEER CURRENT TRENDS

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Nov 14, 2018

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

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7 Social Media Tips for Giving Tuesday 7 SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS FOR GIVING TUESDAY

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Nov 14, 2018

Giving Tuesday is less than two weeks away! We know you’ve spent time preparing, but we wanted to offer a few last minute ideas. Here are 7 social media tips for Giving Tuesday:Giving Tuesday is less than two weeks away! We know you’ve spent time preparing, but we wanted to offer a few l...

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

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Nov 13, 2018

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

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Gilded Giving 2018 GILDED GIVING 2018

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Nov 13, 2018

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

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A Nonprofit A NONPROFIT'S GUIDE TO MOBILE FUNDRAISING

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Nov 13, 2018

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

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

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Nov 13, 2018

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

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

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Nov 13, 2018

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

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Fundraising Strategies That Work: Sandy Rees at Get Fully Funded FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES THAT WORK: SANDY REES AT GET FULLY FUNDED

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Nov 13, 2018

Sandy Rees is the owner of Get Fully Funded, an organization which provides consulting services for nonprofits regarding fundraising strategies. Rees found herself in the nonprofit sector when she visited a local rescue organization while working in marketing for a corporate staffing company. This o...

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Showing gratitude to donors SHOWING GRATITUDE TO DONORS

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Nov 13, 2018

Expressing regular and authentic gratitude to the donors, volunteers (including board members), and others who support your organization’s mission is one of the most important things you can do.Thanking donors meaningfully has multiple benefits. It helps move your development program from one ...

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Gratitude for nonprofits healing communities GRATITUDE FOR NONPROFITS HEALING COMMUNITIES

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Nov 13, 2018

Our communities have seen too much sorrow and tragedy over the past two years. Flooding, hurricanes, shootings, tornadoes, wildfires, and other tragedies have taken a staggering toll. While we wish such disasters never occurred, we are grateful to the nonprofits that are there at a moment's noti...

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Release Announcement: How Engaged Are Your Donors RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: HOW ENGAGED ARE YOUR DONORS

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Nov 08, 2018

Relationships are the key to successful fundraising. Now you can know in an instant how engaged your donors are. In our November release of DonorPerfect coming this weekend, Donor Profile, puts key donor insights and information right at your fingertips to help you build better donor relationships.D...

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Design Capabilities to Look for in Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Software DESIGN CAPABILITIES TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE

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Nov 08, 2018

When you’re looking to purchase software to support your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns, it’s important to consider the software’s design capabilities. Depending on your budget and your staff’s technical knowledge, you may want a peer-to-peer fundraising platform that off...

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25 Global Trends in Giving That Nonprofits Need to Know 25 GLOBAL TRENDS IN GIVING THAT NONPROFITS NEED TO KNOW

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Nov 08, 2018

54% of donors worldwide prefer to give online with a credit or debit card and 9% through PayPal. Donors are much less likely to give through mobile apps/wallets (4%) and through text message (1%). Increased access to online and mobile giving technology in Africa, Asia, and South America will likely ...

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Converting Volunteers to Donors: Missed Opportunity for Most Nonprofits CONVERTING VOLUNTEERS TO DONORS: MISSED OPPORTUNITY FOR MOST NONPROFITS

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Nov 08, 2018

It is not uncommon for nonprofits to look at volunteers and monetary donors differently. Both provide tremendous value and allow an organization to reach goals and obtain its mission. Oftentimes nonprofits target these donor types differently and design different communication strategies/campaigns b...

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

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Nov 07, 2018

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

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Should charities collaborate or merge to maximise their potential SHOULD CHARITIES COLLABORATE OR MERGE TO MAXIMISE THEIR POTENTIAL

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Nov 05, 2018

Charities can do more by working with others than they can if they go it alone. Most people in the sector would agree with this statement, but it hides a range of options and disagreement about how exactly charities should go about ‘working together’. At last month’s NPC Ignites co...

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

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Nov 02, 2018

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

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The Ultimate Guide to Year-End Giving THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO YEAR-END GIVING

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Nov 01, 2018

Because the holidays aren’t just a time for people to exchange presents. 31% of all annual giving takes place in December, with 50% of nonprofits receiving the majority of their yearly donations in the final three months of the year. However, hitting your donation goals isn’t easy. That&...

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

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Oct 31, 2018

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

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ONLINE DONATIONS BY GENERATION ONLINE DONATIONS BY GENERATION

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Oct 31, 2018

Millennials are 25.9% of US population. Millennial donors are enrolled in a monthly giving program. Gave tribute gifts Donate to crowdfunding campaigns. Gave on GivingTuesday 2017. Gave on GivingTuesday 2017. Volunteer locally, 9% internationally attend fundraising events. Email prompted 31% of onli...

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Fidelity charitable policy guidelines FIDELITY CHARITABLE POLICY GUIDELINES

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Oct 31, 2018

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

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

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Oct 30, 2018

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

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Philanthropy Review SPRING 2018 PHILANTHROPY REVIEW SPRING 2018

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Oct 30, 2018

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

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5 Tips to Boost Your Monthly Giving Program for Giving Tuesday 5 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR MONTHLY GIVING PROGRAM FOR GIVING TUESDAY

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Oct 29, 2018

Recurring donations are funds you can count on. They provide reliable cash flow for your organization. Why? Because on average, recurring donors give more money for more consecutive years than single-gift donors. Here’s how to retain your existing monthly giving donors and get buy-in from new ...

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

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Oct 26, 2018

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

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Benefits of Starting a Nonprofit Organization BENEFITS OF STARTING A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Oct 26, 2018

Benefits of Starting a Nonprofit Organization are many. Running a Nonprofit Business can be greatly rewarding as you help others. How much money can you put into an operating charity, even your own? You can actually write off up to of your adjusted gross income! Find out exactly how much in this vid...

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Funding Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector FUNDING INNOVATION IN THE NONPROFIT SECTOR

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Oct 25, 2018

What is a safe and cost-effective way to transport vaccines to children in developing countries? Many life-saving vaccines and antiretrovirals need to be stored in specific temperatures and conditions difficult to accommodate during long periods in-transit. One international NGO discovered drones eq...

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CrowdRise by GoFundMe Announces $300,000 in Prizes for Nonprofits CROWDRISE BY GOFUNDME ANNOUNCES $300,000 IN PRIZES FOR NONPROFITS

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Oct 25, 2018

With GivingTuesday and the holidays fast approaching, we wanted to make sure nonprofits in the GuideStar community were aware of a great opportunity available to them this season. At CrowdRise by GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform dedicated to nonprofits, we’re exc...

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Giving Back on GivingTuesday GIVING BACK ON GIVINGTUESDAY

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Oct 23, 2018

Asha Curran is the Chief Innovation Officer and Director of the Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact at 92nd Street Y, which was recently named one of the 10 Most Innovative Nonprofits by Fast Company. She leads #GivingTuesday, the global giving movement, as well as a portfolio of global...

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

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Oct 18, 2018

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

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Importance of Planned Giving IMPORTANCE OF PLANNED GIVING

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Oct 18, 2018

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

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Malala Fund teams up with Give Lively to provide free nonprofit tech MALALA FUND TEAMS UP WITH GIVE LIVELY TO PROVIDE FREE NONPROFIT TECH

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Oct 16, 2018

Malala Fund a nonprofit organization co-founded by Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai that advocates globally for every girls’ right to an education teamed up with tech startup Give Lively to build “Simple Widget”, a new state-of-the-art donation widget that provides a elevated ...

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Giving Tuesday 101 Guidebook GIVING TUESDAY 101 GUIDEBOOK

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Oct 13, 2018

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

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

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Oct 08, 2018

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

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8 Philanthropy Trends of Note 8 PHILANTHROPY TRENDS OF NOTE

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Oct 04, 2018

Sometimes it happens my backlog reading pile simply gets out of hand. That isn’t good, so with the new year, I am well along in a binge reading marathon. Lots more to go, but far enough into it that some clear trends are emerging. None of these trends will catch any of my philanthropy colleagu...

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

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Oct 03, 2018

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

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

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Oct 01, 2018

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

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How the Nonprofit Sector Can Become More Stable and Sustainable HOW THE NONPROFIT SECTOR CAN BECOME MORE STABLE AND SUSTAINABLE

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Sep 27, 2018

As the role of government in public services declines, it's often the nonprofit sector that steps in to meet the needs of the people. In fact, the trend line suggests that communities and even nations are becoming more reliant on the nonprofit sector than ever before. How the nonprofit sector re...

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The New Rules of Email Marketing for Nonprofits THE NEW RULES OF EMAIL MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 26, 2018

Just about every business on the planet uses email marketing to some extent and it’s not hard to guess why. Email consistently delivers double the ROI of any other digital channel. That’s why smart marketers have built an optimized strategy around email. The same is becoming true for non...

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

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Sep 21, 2018

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

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Charity Giving Day - Who we are fundraising for CHARITY GIVING DAY - WHO WE ARE FUNDRAISING FOR

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Sep 21, 2018

On Tuesday 25 September 2018, teams from Clarksons’ global offices will compete in The Clarksons Playoffs, an intense fitness challenge designed to push participants to their limits! But why are we doing this? This event is to fund raise in aid of some amazing charities. Each chosen specifical...

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Ten Reasons Fund Accounting TEN REASONS FUND ACCOUNTING

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Sep 20, 2018

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

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Charitable Giving Playbook For Nonprofits CHARITABLE GIVING PLAYBOOK FOR NONPROFITS

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Sep 20, 2018

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

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Maximize Your Online Donations with Customizable Donation Forms MAXIMIZE YOUR ONLINE DONATIONS WITH CUSTOMIZABLE DONATION FORMS

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Sep 20, 2018

Sixty seconds is all it takes to create a powerful, mobile-friendly CanadaHelps Customizable Donation Form for your charity’s website. Take it a step further and customize it to match your charity’s branding and meet all your fundraising needs. From adding suggested donation amounts and ...

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Fundraising Ideas FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Sep 19, 2018

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

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The Event Marketing Strategy That Turned an Athletic Community into a Fundraising Powerhouse THE EVENT MARKETING STRATEGY THAT TURNED AN ATHLETIC COMMUNITY INTO A FUNDRAISING POWERHOUSE

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Sep 17, 2018

Since its founding, Tap Cancer Out has inspired 1,870 fundraisers at 18 tournaments to raise over $1M to fight cancer. In 2018, as Tap Cancer Out prepared for their 7th annual Connecticut Charity BJJ Open, their fundraising goal was to exceed $170,000 raised on behalf of their beneficiary, Alex&rsqu...

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

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Sep 12, 2018

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

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Nonprofit Earned Revenue vs Charitable Contributions NONPROFIT EARNED REVENUE VS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

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Sep 12, 2018

The difference between nonprofit earned revenue and contributions is quite simple. Earned revenue is money that a charity earns for providing goods or services. The difference between nonprofit earned revenue and contributions is quite simple. Earned revenue is money that a charity earns for providi...

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14 Creative Ways to Give Charitably 14 CREATIVE WAYS TO GIVE CHARITABLY

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Sep 10, 2018

If you think the only way to help your favourite charity is with a financial donation, think again! While donations of money are integral to many charities, there are many other ways to make a difference! So, whether you’re on a budget or just looking for more ways to help, here are 14 ways yo...

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

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Sep 07, 2018

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

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Looking Forward: Protecting Your Nonprofit Fundraising Efforts from the Impact of the Next Economic Downturn LOOKING FORWARD: PROTECTING YOUR NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING EFFORTS FROM THE IMPACT OF THE NEXT ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

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Sep 06, 2018

Many nonprofits were not prepared for the impact of the last recession. Revenue from nonprofit fundraising efforts plummeted, pledges were defaulted on and the impact of the financial crisis was long-lasting. During a downturn, charities face a “double whammy” of impact. With the decline...

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Creative Nonprofit Fundraising Ideas CREATIVE NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING IDEAS

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Aug 29, 2018

We've got a list of non profit fundraising ideas that are easy to do and can help jump-start your fundraising campaign. Fundraising events can easily be ruined, that's why we also offer an event planning toolkit to help make your nonprofit fundraiser a total success.

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How charitable are canadians HOW CHARITABLE ARE CANADIANS

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Aug 28, 2018

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

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Congress Introduces Bill to Revolutionize Philanthropy CONGRESS INTRODUCES BILL TO REVOLUTIONIZE PHILANTHROPY

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Aug 27, 2018

When Americans picture a "philanthropist," they typically imagine a very wealthy individual someone who gives billions of dollars away or establishes their own foundation. Unfortunately, our tax code reinforces this stereotype by providing only the wealthiest Americans with tax benefits fo...

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

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Aug 22, 2018

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

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Smart Philanthropy: 6 Strategic Questions SMART PHILANTHROPY: 6 STRATEGIC QUESTIONS

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Aug 22, 2018

After a career with McKinsey, I’ve spent the last 15 years working in public health. This second career in the social sector has given me two vantage points from which to look at the related issue of smart philanthropy. One has been from the viewpoint of a large giver leading the Gates Foundat...

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

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Aug 17, 2018

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

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Engaging Employees In Corporate Giving ENGAGING EMPLOYEES IN CORPORATE GIVING

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Aug 17, 2018

Corporate giving programs are common among businesses and organizations, and many want to ensure that the joy of charitable giving stretches across their company to every employee. Recently, the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation’s Corporate Giving Network hosted representatives from org...

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

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Aug 13, 2018

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

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Small Charities Are Being Left Behind by Big Data for Social Good Initiatives SMALL CHARITIES ARE BEING LEFT BEHIND BY BIG DATA FOR SOCIAL GOOD INITIATIVES

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Aug 10, 2018

Data has the potential to help nonprofit organizations work at a scale larger than ever before and to solve problems more efficiently and effectively. Data can help organizations improve their monitoring and evaluation, determine where the biggest problems lie and where the most value can be added, ...

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5 Takeways Fundraisers Can Learn from Professional Quarterback Negotiations 5 TAKEWAYS FUNDRAISERS CAN LEARN FROM PROFESSIONAL QUARTERBACK NEGOTIATIONS

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Aug 10, 2018

You may not care one bit about professional football. Even if you do, you probably aren’t overly concerned about the off-season trades and signings of multi-millionaire players. This blog post isn’t going to convince you otherwise. However, I recently read a detailing of the lengths that...

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Registration Requirements for Charities Working with Professional Fundraisers REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CHARITIES WORKING WITH PROFESSIONAL FUNDRAISERS

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Aug 09, 2018

It is not uncommon for nonprofit organizations large and small to employ the services of professional fundraisers. Not only can these professionals provide valuable insight and expertise to a nonprofit, they can increase an organization’s capacity to raise money for their given cause. The deci...

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Diversifying fundraising to be more than an ask DIVERSIFYING FUNDRAISING TO BE MORE THAN AN ASK

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Aug 08, 2018

Surveying the fundraising landscape after nearly 20 years in the charity sector, I think it’s fair to say it’s a time of change. Maybe it was ever thus, though I do like that quote from Justin Trudeau that says, “the pace of change has never been this fast, yet it will never be thi...

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Which Charities Should I Donate To WHICH CHARITIES SHOULD I DONATE TO

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Aug 06, 2018

Did you know there are roughly 1.5 million charities in the United States today? You want to do good and support the causes you care about, but with that many organizations how do you know which ones to donate to? Charity Navigator is here to help! We offer free charity evaluations and complementary...

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Everything You Need to Know About Using Charity Navigator EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING CHARITY NAVIGATOR

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Aug 03, 2018

Charity Navigator has been America’s trusted guide to charitable giving for more than 16 years. Last year, more 11 million individuals used Charity Navigator to make data-driven giving decisions. And, the best part is, all of our resources are completely free and available any time, anywhere. ...

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

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Jul 31, 2018

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

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

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Jul 31, 2018

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

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A Guide to the Top CRM and Donor Management Systems A GUIDE TO THE TOP CRM AND DONOR MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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Jul 31, 2018

When looking at a CRM or donor management system for your organization, there are a few things to bear in mind. First of all, your choice will depend on the functionality you need. We've broken down our lists of the top systems for charities into two categories: CRM (constituent relationship man...

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

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Jul 31, 2018

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

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The Making of a Fundraiser THE MAKING OF A FUNDRAISER

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Jul 31, 2018

When Carleigh McDonald entered college with plans to be a teacher, her parents worried. "They said, 'You’re never going to pay off your student loans,' " she recalls. During her sophomore year at the University of San Diego, she enrolled in the Semester at Sea program ...

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Why Anonymous Giving Is NOT Good For Your Business WHY ANONYMOUS GIVING IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jul 30, 2018

Phoenicia Miracle, of Miracle Strategies Fundraising & Marketing, explains the advantages of letting the public know about the philanthropic activity of your business. Cause marketing takes shape as a mutually beneficial marketing partnership between a nonprofit charity and a for-profit business...

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Crafting an effective elevator pitch to online donors CRAFTING AN EFFECTIVE ELEVATOR PITCH TO ONLINE DONORS

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Jul 26, 2018

Picture this: you’re standing in front of closed elevator doors, waiting for them to open, when a potential donor joins you. The doors open, the two of you enter, and the doors close behind you. If you don’t convince them to back your cause now, and fast, they’ll leave you at their...

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2018 GLOBAL NGO Technology Report 2018 GLOBAL NGO TECHNOLOGY REPORT

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Jul 25, 2018

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

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Unacceptable behaviour by donors, condoned by charities UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR BY DONORS, CONDONED BY CHARITIES

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Jul 22, 2018

Some fundraisers are being subject to inappropriate and unacceptable behaviour by donors, don’t know what to do about it, and fear that if they try to do something, they will not have the full backing of their employer charity, and may even lose their jobs. Some charities are taking the view t...

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

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Jul 19, 2018

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

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TURN THAT BUZZ OF EXCITEMENT INTO BETTER FUNDRAISING TURN THAT BUZZ OF EXCITEMENT INTO BETTER FUNDRAISING

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Jul 19, 2018

Fundraising Convention was memorable for so many reasons with a real buzz of excitement after a couple of very challenging years. We could have had relentless self-pitying GDPR moans and groans but we didn’t. That isn’t what Convention is about. It is about reflecting, learning, improvin...

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LIFE CHARITY LIFE CHARITY

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Jul 18, 2018

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

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Insights from PayPal’s digital fundraising event INSIGHTS FROM PAYPAL’S DIGITAL FUNDRAISING EVENT

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Jul 17, 2018

Sarah Fleming, Senior Commercial Manager, Charity & Financial Inclusion at PayPal set up the session explaining the reasons behind the meteoric rise in digital donations. Currently 50% of all donations are still in cash, but this continues to decrease with a recent survey stating that 70 per cen...

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Maximizing the ROI of Fundraising Auctions MAXIMIZING THE ROI OF FUNDRAISING AUCTIONS

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Jul 17, 2018

Most nonprofits will plan one or two big fundraising auctions per year leading to high expectations. Organizations need to find a multitude of ways to increase revenue streams to avoid leaving much needed money on the table. The following are some tips to help development teams create financially su...

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10 Nonprofit Marketing Strategies to Efficiently Engage Millennials 10 NONPROFIT MARKETING STRATEGIES TO EFFICIENTLY ENGAGE MILLENNIALS

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Jul 16, 2018

Social scientists identify several differences between Millennials and other generations. For example, Millennials are less interested in owning cars and houses or starting families than Baby Boomers. However, Millennials also typically have high levels of student debt and may live at home longer th...

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

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Jul 12, 2018

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

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How Millennials Are Driving Charitable Giving HOW MILLENNIALS ARE DRIVING CHARITABLE GIVING'S EVOLUTION WITH TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 10, 2018

2017 was a turning point in the U.S. According to the Giving USA Foundation’s annual report on philanthropy, Americans gave more than $400 billion for the first-time ever to a variety of causes near and dear to their hearts. The unprecedented growth of online and social methods of charitable g...

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Mining Annual Fund Donors for Planned Giving MINING ANNUAL FUND DONORS FOR PLANNED GIVING

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Jul 09, 2018

Have you ever received an unexpected bequest gift? Immediately looking up the donor with a feeling of sheer appreciation for this unknown hero who remembered your organization and mission. Not to mention the feeling of what this unexpected income of $50,000, $100,000, or more does to your annual goa...

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How to Convert One-Time Donors to Monthly Donors HOW TO CONVERT ONE-TIME DONORS TO MONTHLY DONORS

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Jul 09, 2018

Once you have a monthly giving program in place, there are two broad approaches you can take to promote it. The first approach is to passively promote your program. This raises your monthly giving program awareness without a direct call to action to join the program. The second approach is to active...

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HOW TO PUT BENEFICIARIES FIRST, WITHOUT THROWING DONORS OUT WITH THE BATHWATER HOW TO PUT BENEFICIARIES FIRST, WITHOUT THROWING DONORS OUT WITH THE BATHWATER

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Jul 07, 2018

Last week was a good one for fundraising ethics with two rather big developments. We had the new iteration of the International Statement on Ethical Principles In Fundraising, which I think is a big improvement on the last version (but a conversation for a different time). And we also had the launch...

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

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Jul 03, 2018

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

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Decentralized Charitable Platform DECENTRALIZED CHARITABLE PLATFORM

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Jun 30, 2018

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

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Upgrade Your Fundraising Campaigns with Mobile Giving UPGRADE YOUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGNS WITH MOBILE GIVING

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Jun 28, 2018

The nonprofit world is hearing a lot about mobile giving these days. Mobile giving is more than just a buzzword. It’s a tool that fundraisers can use to boost the performance of their fundraising campaigns, generating more revenue for their organizations. Mobile giving is even more powerful wh...

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

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Jun 26, 2018

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

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Using the news to promote your charity USING THE NEWS TO PROMOTE YOUR CHARITY

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Jun 25, 2018

Charity digital marketing teams spend a lot of time trying to balance reactiveness and proactiveness in order to get their message across in the most effective way. The need to be reactive usually comes out of the blue, but if recognised quickly and planned out effectively, it can provide a great op...

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4 Things Your Nonprofit Actually Needs to Do Before 2019 4 THINGS YOUR NONPROFIT ACTUALLY NEEDS TO DO BEFORE 2019

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Jun 22, 2018

It's hard to open your inbox without stumbling across an email or blog post suggesting that you change something about your nonprofit. Ironically, this is one of them. Not every tech solution is right for all nonprofits. A two-person operation running an animal shelter probably does not need a s...

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Blockchain Powered Philanthropy Foundation BLOCKCHAIN POWERED PHILANTHROPY FOUNDATION

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Jun 20, 2018

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

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GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY UPDATE GLOBAL PHILANTHROPY UPDATE

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Jun 15, 2018

Last week, I attended the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s 86th Annual Meeting, joining a panel to discuss the diverse ways cities partner with foundations. The panel highlighted examples of collaboration, from meeting the immediate needs post-disaster to long-term commitments that drive inclusive e...

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Who is More Charitable And Why? WHO IS MORE CHARITABLE AND WHY?

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Jun 12, 2018

America is the most charitable nation in the world. But not all Americans are equally charitable. A lot of attributes can predict how charitable an American will be, but one might surprise you: support for expanding government welfare programs directly correlates with less giving.

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

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Jun 09, 2018

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

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

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Jun 09, 2018

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

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What is Nonprofit Cloud WHAT IS NONPROFIT CLOUD

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Jun 09, 2018

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

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

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Jun 09, 2018

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

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Crowdfunding CROWDFUNDING

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Jun 09, 2018

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

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Charity Investing Roundtable CHARITY INVESTING ROUNDTABLE

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Jun 09, 2018

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

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

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Jun 09, 2018

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

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What is Charity Digital Transformation and Why Does it Matter WHAT IS CHARITY DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND WHY DOES IT MATTER

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Jun 07, 2018

Reason Digital is an award-winning digital agency, made up of team of socially motivated designers, programmers, and project managers. The team works on digital projects that change the world, by achieving the aims and objectives of organisations working for social good.

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REFORMING CHARITABLE TAX RELIEFS REFORMING CHARITABLE TAX RELIEFS

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Jun 06, 2018

Nick Montagu’s 30 years as a UK civil servant, after starting life as an academic philosopher, included establishing social security executive agencies, and privatising British Rail. As chairman from 1997, he led the Inland Revenue through the greatest changes in its 200-year history, spearhea...

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

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May 31, 2018

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

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Fundraising Software Checklist FUNDRAISING SOFTWARE CHECKLIST

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May 31, 2018

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

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

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May 31, 2018

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

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

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May 28, 2018

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

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THE MISSING MIDDLE PART TWO THE MISSING MIDDLE PART TWO

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May 26, 2018

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

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The Complete Toolkit Giving Tuesday THE COMPLETE TOOLKIT GIVING TUESDAY

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May 24, 2018

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

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

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May 23, 2018

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

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

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May 23, 2018

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

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Signature Fundraising SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING

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May 20, 2018

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

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

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May 18, 2018

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

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Diversity on UK Charity Boards DIVERSITY ON UK CHARITY BOARDS

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May 18, 2018

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

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

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May 16, 2018

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

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Facebook Fundraising Infographic FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING INFOGRAPHIC

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May 15, 2018

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

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Systems Change Grants SYSTEMS CHANGE GRANTS

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May 14, 2018

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

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Social Finance Fund SOCIAL FINANCE FUND

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May 14, 2018

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

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Philanthropic Advisory Services PHILANTHROPIC ADVISORY SERVICES

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May 09, 2018

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

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

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May 08, 2018

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

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Annual Giving Multichannel Best Practices ANNUAL GIVING MULTICHANNEL BEST PRACTICES

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Apr 26, 2018

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

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Misconceptions about Nonprofit Insurance: Professional Liability MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT NONPROFIT INSURANCE: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY

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Apr 26, 2018

Running your nonprofit can be complicated; insurance doesn't have to be! Watch our video to have some important questions answered about Professional Liability.

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

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Apr 15, 2018

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

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

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Apr 11, 2018

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

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

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Apr 11, 2018

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

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The Charitable Altcoin THE CHARITABLE ALTCOIN

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Apr 11, 2018

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

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

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Apr 08, 2018

Charities are being hit by recent events in the news, with 25% of people citing a lack of trust as their reason not to donate. This is according to a new poll of 2,000 respondents carried out by ethical mobile network. The TPO study found that more than nine in 10 people donated to charity at some s...