Technology Shaping Nonprofits 2019

January 3, 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 promoting the arts, served as an anchor to many Americans looking to invest their time and talents in the things they care about.

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Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR's think tank is composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. CFR's website, www.cfr.org, is a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis and context on international events and trends. The bimonthly Foreign Affairs magazine is widely-considered to be the most influential magazine for the analysis and debate of foreign policy and economics.

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Race to Lead: Confronting the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

whitePaper | February 21, 2020

The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial leadership gap. Studies show the percentage of people of color in the executive director/CEO role has remained under 20% for the last 15 years1 even as the country becomes more diverse. To understand the causes of this disparity, the Building Movement Project conducted the Nonprofits, Leadership, and Race survey with over 4,000 respondents. The study found few differences between white and people of color (POC) respondents in their aspirations or preparation for leadership roles—in fact people of color are more likely to be interested in becoming a nonprofit leader than whites. Survey respondents identified Boards of Directors and executive recruiters as key barriers to the hiring of more people of color executive directors/CEOs.

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3 Keys to Fundraising for Nonprofits in 2022

whitePaper | June 7, 2022

The fundraising landscape has dramatically changed due to the pandemic and a shift to more activities being remote. Nonprofits throughout the world face the daunting challenge of continuing operations that rely largely on fundraising and charitable giving from a network of donors facing their own financial hardships.

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New best practices to connect with today’s charitable donors

whitePaper | March 9, 2021

Nonprofits have adapted to the challenges of 2020 and pivoted from charity galas to virtual events, while ramping up digital outreach and direct mail campaigns. To help nonprofits continuously connect with donors Data Axle surveyed 1,200+ charitable donors and gleaned insights into their behaviors and preferences – including how they like to give, why they remain loyal, their legacy giving plans, and much more.

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Purposeful Collaboration is the Key to Drive Results

whitePaper | October 28, 2021

A recent survey sent to over 1,000 foundations and nonprofits showed that both stakeholders agree that collaboration is the key to tackling complex issues. However it also illuminated a lack of alignment around key outcomes of collaboration and the advantages it can offer. So how can we create an optimal approach to collaboration, reaping its potential benefits, if we aren’t all approaching partnerships with the same goals? Learn more about the findings of the survey in this new report from UpMetrics, and get your next steps to set your organization up for success with future collaborative efforts.

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Charity sector developments

whitePaper | April 1, 2022

This year there are increasing macroeconomic headwinds on the horizonaltogether. As we continue to operate in an uncertain environment this will undoubtedly increase the importance of the work of charities in our society. In this publication, we consider these headwinds, and the sector risks they present as well as the opportunities and practical considerations for charities. A particular focus will be on climate change and how charities can develop their response in this area. We also review wider developments in the charity world, including in relation to specific risks and external audit, as well as in the areas of tax and VAT.

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Employee Benefit Considerations for the Non-Profit Industry

whitePaper | April 13, 2020

Nonprofits make a significant contribution to both the quality of life and the economy in this country. From chambers of commerce and hospitals to churches, disaster relief organizations, environmental advocacy groups, homeless shelters and labor unions, it would be difficult to find an American who is not touched in some way by one of the nearly 1.5 million nonprofits.

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Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR's think tank is composed of more than fifty full-time and adjunct fellows who cover the major regions and significant issues shaping today's international agenda. CFR's website, www.cfr.org, is a trusted, nonpartisan source of timely analysis and context on international events and trends. The bimonthly Foreign Affairs magazine is widely-considered to be the most influential magazine for the analysis and debate of foreign policy and economics.

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