NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

Positive signs prevail in nonprofit sector despite COVID-19 disruptions

| March 22, 2021

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The 2021 Nonprofit Technology Trends Survey, sponsored by Sage Intacct, asked over 520 nonprofit finance leaders about how their organizations use technology to achieve mission success.

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The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) seeks to transform the life trajectories of America’s most neglected youth by making large, long-term investments, frequently in partnership with other funders, in programs with a potential for growth and compelling evidence they can help more young people become successful, productive adults. Edna McConnell Clark, a daughter of the founder of Avon Products, and her husband, Van Alan Clark, consolidated the Foundation in 1969. EMCF began in 1999 to concentrate its resources on economically disadvantaged young people and the organizations that serve them. It helps high-performing nonprofits develop business plans, organizational capacity, and evidence of their programs’ effectiveness so they can expand and improve the life prospects of thousands more youth.

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How Nonprofits Can Use Video to Engage Supporters During a Crisis

Article | April 8, 2020

With the spread of COVID-19, businesses and nonprofits around the world are forced to change the way we communicate during a crisis. This poses an existential risk for nonprofits who rely on galas and other in-person events to fuel our organizations. Nonprofits depend on emotional appeal. We need our donors to feel connected to our missions. We need the people we serve to trust us. We need our employees to continue to give it their all. While the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) restricts our ability to meet face-to-face, there are still powerful ways to engage our communities online by using video. Let’s explore some of the options you have to use video to keep your community connected and your donors motivated.

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Going Virtual: Tips For Planning An Effective Virtual Nonprofit Fundraiser

Article | April 8, 2020

Agile nonprofits are turning to virtual fundraisers to fill the fundraising gap. Limiting public gatherings to fewer than ten people has forced many nonprofits to postpone or cancel their annual events, which is a major problem for so many organizations that rely on spring fundraising season to generate a significant portion of their annual revenue. A virtual event is any organized meet-up that takes place online rather than in a physical location. They can range from one-on-one meetings to large-scale events with thousands of attendees. Major benefits of hosting a virtual event include guests being able to attend from the comfort of their homes and organizations being able to reach an unlimited audience anywhere in the world.

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6 methods to shift your cancelled fundraising event into a virtual event

Article | April 8, 2020

Your physical fundraising event may be canceled, but your cause is not - fundraising must go on! But how do you revive the momentum or shine a light on your cause when everything seems overshadowed by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak? We talked at length about what nonprofits need to know about the coronavirus concern and how to act quickly in the midst of this uncertainty. When you are making moves to cancel or alter your event the first key is to communicate to your participants why their support is needed now more than ever. Don’t miss this moment to authentically communicate and connect with your audience. Your community will bond with your plight at this time where things feel vulnerable and they will act when they have clear guidance on how they can help. Reach out to your participants with a sense of urgency and tell them they are pivotal at this time.

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Everything You Need To Know About 501(c) Categories Before Starting A Nonprofit

Article | April 8, 2020

Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit? There’s so much to think about and consider! If you're located in the United States, one of the most important early decisions you’ll have to make is what type of the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) 501(c) categorization will best suit your nonprofit. There are actually 27 different types of nonprofit organizations that cover everything from cemetery companies to benefit trusts and everything in between! Most charitable organizations fit into one of three 501(c) categories. Each type has its own rules for tax-deductible contributions, lobbying, eligibility, and other things.

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Spotlight

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation (EMCF) seeks to transform the life trajectories of America’s most neglected youth by making large, long-term investments, frequently in partnership with other funders, in programs with a potential for growth and compelling evidence they can help more young people become successful, productive adults. Edna McConnell Clark, a daughter of the founder of Avon Products, and her husband, Van Alan Clark, consolidated the Foundation in 1969. EMCF began in 1999 to concentrate its resources on economically disadvantaged young people and the organizations that serve them. It helps high-performing nonprofits develop business plans, organizational capacity, and evidence of their programs’ effectiveness so they can expand and improve the life prospects of thousands more youth.

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