Celebrate your fundraising success - enter by 24th March

| April 19, 2017

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Entries are now closed for the Institute of Fundraising's National Fundraising Awards 2017 which celebrate remarkable fundraisers who, in extraordinary ways, have made the world a better place. Look out for the shortlist coming soon!

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Venable Nonprofit Practice

Venable has the largest nonprofit law practice in the U.S., providing counseling to and advocacy for over 600 nonprofit organization clients nationwide. As a result of our extensive experience representing public charities, trade and professional associations, private and community foundations, think tanks, schools, hospitals, advocacy groups, and other types of nonprofits, virtually no legal issue is new to us. Experience with the most common and the most unusual issues enables us to provide precise, efficient answers and workable solutions, with a legal style marked by ingenuity and pragmatic judgment.

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How to Start a Nonprofit Podcast in 6 Steps

Article | June 4, 2020

One increasingly effective way for organizations to grow their audience and generate awareness is to start a nonprofit podcast. The Breastcancer.org nonprofit podcast, for instance, offers unique insights into prevention, treatment, research, and other breast cancer topics from medical experts and invited guests. The podcast has grown in popularity and now has over 48,000 fans on Facebook and 19,000 followers on Twitter. According to a 2017 study by Infinite Dials, 67 million Americans listen to at least one podcast per month. This listening rate has been growing by up to 10 to 20% per year. With the rise of smart home technologies like Google Home and Amazon Alexa, this trend will likely continue to gain traction.

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How Nonprofits Can and Should Approach Machine Learning and AI

Article | May 26, 2020

Nonprofits can learn a lot about technology, operations, and more from companies in the for-profit sector. One technology that has been gaining popularity among c-level executives is machine learning and its contributions to modern Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since true AI — the ability for computers to process unstructured data, form conclusions, and take action — is not yet on the horizon of possibilities, machine learning models have become synonymous with AI.

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This Nonprofit Is Taking Unused Food From Events Canceled Due to Coronavirus & Giving It to Those in Need

Article | March 17, 2020

In roughly 24 hours, the non-profit organization Musically Fed turned 7,000 pounds of food intended for events at Staples Center in Los Angeles into 24,000 meals for shelters and missions across the city. The organization, which has been in operation for five years, was informed last Thursday that Manny Slomovits, executive chef for Levy at Staples Center, needed to unload perishable food after the arena was forced to cancel events due to the spread of the coronavirus in Los Angeles County. By Friday, 12 pallets of food had been delivered to the Midnight Mission and Los Angeles Mission located near Skid Row. The food was not only delivered and dispersed, but presented in a fashion rarely seen by those facing food insecurity.

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Is Your Nonprofit Overspending on IT?

Article | February 26, 2020

The nonprofit sector is absolutely crucial to improving the quality of life of millions of people everyday. In order to fulfill their mandate and serve their communities, these organizations must operate effectively as businesses with constraints and challenges that are unique to their sector. Doing more with less, and effectively leveraging limited resources is a common theme that spans finance, HR, operations and IT departments.

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Venable Nonprofit Practice

Venable has the largest nonprofit law practice in the U.S., providing counseling to and advocacy for over 600 nonprofit organization clients nationwide. As a result of our extensive experience representing public charities, trade and professional associations, private and community foundations, think tanks, schools, hospitals, advocacy groups, and other types of nonprofits, virtually no legal issue is new to us. Experience with the most common and the most unusual issues enables us to provide precise, efficient answers and workable solutions, with a legal style marked by ingenuity and pragmatic judgment.

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