Risking It All to Save the World

July 9, 2019

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

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LSU Foundation

The LSU Foundation inspires and shepherds philanthropic giving to LSU and builds long-lasting relationships with donors who bring life to current and emerging university priorities. We support LSU in its quest to enhance the student experience, provide working capital to recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff, support life-changing research, and drive economic development. We are dedicated to stewarding each gift to maximize donors’ impact on making LSU one of the best universities in the world.

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Strategic Plan 2017

whitePaper | July 31, 2017

Active Minds starts with young people, ages 14–25. Our innovative approach is to empower, educate, and activate students so they can build mental health awareness among their peers, encourage help-seeking, and prevent suicides. We are on a mission to save lives and build strong families and communities. Our approach, unique to Active Minds, is one that research shows works. Knowing we can make change happen is what drives the ambitiousness of our plans. In the next five years, we intend to double our reach to tens of thousands more students and 1,000 total campuses. We invite you to join us.

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Rogare Fundraising Ethics White Paper

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Fundraising’s professional ethics consist of applied ethics formulated in its various codes of practice. These tell fundraisers what they may or may not do. But there is very little in the way of normative ethics underpinning the codes of practice. Normative ethics would help fundraisers understand why they may or may not carry out certain practices. For such a fundamental topic, there has been very little theory development of normative fundraising ethics. From what has been written, it is possible to glean four sets of ideas that can lay claim to being normative theories of fundraising ethics.

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INVESTING IN BETTER NONPROFIT OUTCOMES

whitePaper | July 18, 2018

Technology has transformed the way people live and work. How has it changed the way nonprofits serve beneficiaries and engage with donors? With restricted funding, nonprofits historically have been slow to adopt new technology. Yet new research conducted by Accenture’s Nonprofit Practice in conjunction with Independent Sector’s Tech for Common Good collaborative (Tech for Common Good), which also includes Box.org, Diligent, Humentum, Salesforce.org, and TechSoup shows that a growing number of nonprofits are indeed embracing technology.

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Nonprofits Next Step Forward on the Internet

whitePaper | April 6, 2017

The Internet era, which began in 1995 with the introduction of Netscape’s Mosaic browser, has been a continuing enabler of innovation. While marketing drove the earliest web activities, e-commerce soon followed with the development of new channels for interacting with business partners and consumers. As business models matured across industries, organizations learned to integrate Internet channels with brick and mortar channels.

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Email Best Practices for Fundraising

whitePaper | December 26, 2017

Your donors and volunteers wake up every morning and check their email. More than half of all emails are now read on a mobile device, and through the course of a day, readers spend an average of 6.3 hours reading around 88 emails. Shouldn’t your organization be among them? A recent study says 38% of online donors are inspired to give from an email. On the pages that follow, you’ll learn a simple strategy, broken into quick tasks, to help you manage your time and have more success telling an inspiring story to drive fundraising results.

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7 Steps to Creating Your Best Nonprofit Marketing Plan Ever

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Many nonprofit organizations struggle with the concept of marketing themselves and their missions. It seems too sales-centric, too fueled by money. They ask, "Is it slimy to apply marketing to nonprofits?" Our answer: Definitely not. Here's why:Marketing is a tool. Tools aren't good or evil. They are morally neutral methods that can be used for noble reasons or for ill. Marketing a good cause is a noble endeavor.

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LSU Foundation

The LSU Foundation inspires and shepherds philanthropic giving to LSU and builds long-lasting relationships with donors who bring life to current and emerging university priorities. We support LSU in its quest to enhance the student experience, provide working capital to recruit and retain world-class faculty and staff, support life-changing research, and drive economic development. We are dedicated to stewarding each gift to maximize donors’ impact on making LSU one of the best universities in the world.

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