The Path to a Successful Campaign

August 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 downturn, donors recognized that organizations with an endowment and a good financial plan emerged stronger than ever, further strengthening the case for strategically-driven fundraising. In addition, innovations in technology enable everyone from the smallest nonprofit to the largest organization to be more efficient and effective in the work that drives successful campaigns.

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Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) is a state level nonprofit organization. Currently 28 direct service domestic violence programs across the state are members of the Coalition. ICADV staff members provide training, counseling, community outreach, program management and technical support for the coalition members, professionals and the community. ICADV administers seven programs, including but not limited to, State Certification of Domestic Violence Programs and Advocates, Legal Assistance to Victims, and a statewide rural AmeriCorps program.

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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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A REVOLUTIONARY APPLICATION FOR DISTRIBUTING CHARITABLE DONATIONS

whitePaper | June 9, 2022

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) haveopened up a new financial system that everyone can benefit from without restrictionsor borders.Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are starting to show how they can be used to build globally distributed communities of like-minded individuals in a way never seen before. However so far, only a small proportion of the world’s population have been willing orable to take advantage. This has led some to the conclusion that it is a world reserved for financial elites or established investors. This could not be further from the truth when it comes to the true potential of these transformational technologies. In fact, most of the early pioneers in this space envisioned a fairer more equitable world enabled by this open permissionless technology.

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Lack of Administrative Support Is an Obstacle to Nonprofit Growth

whitePaper | December 3, 2019

Nonprofit organizations are consistently understaffed. One area of significant impact is the lack of administrative support, often leaving nonprofits to buckle under the weight of the workload. Virtual administrative assistants present a cost-effective solution to help nonprofit organizations meet their growth goals.

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Turning Your Board Members Into Fundraisers

whitePaper | November 30, 2021

The board of directors plays a pivotal role in every organization’s success. These volunteer leaders set a nonprofit’s strategic direction, manage its finances, and provide governance oversight. Not an easy job. Board members also play an invaluable role in an organization’s fundraising efforts. Their support (whether in time or dollars) can affect donor behavior and impacts a development team’s job satisfaction and likelihood for success. But turning a supportive board member into fundraising ally can be challenging, so we’ve compiled tips on how to empower your board and see results.

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8 Traits of Successful Grant Writers

whitePaper | January 16, 2020

Grant writing success comes with experience. Done well, it can change the landscape of your nonprofit and the lives of your clients. Adding grants to your fundraising strategy can be daunting, but by emulating these traits of experienced and successful grant writers, you can increase your likelihood of success when submitting requests.

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Nonprofits: A Mission of Service

whitePaper | November 10, 2019

The drive to create a nonprofit organization often comes from a place of passion and is often profoundly personal. The efforts required to make that passion a reality, though, are quite practical, requiring attention to detail and a good deal of paperwork. Just as you’re passionate about your organization and its mission, “you have to be equally passionate about the paperwork, because if you leave one thing out, it can cost you,” said Villanova University assistant teaching professor Wesley Proctor, EdD.

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Spotlight

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) is a state level nonprofit organization. Currently 28 direct service domestic violence programs across the state are members of the Coalition. ICADV staff members provide training, counseling, community outreach, program management and technical support for the coalition members, professionals and the community. ICADV administers seven programs, including but not limited to, State Certification of Domestic Violence Programs and Advocates, Legal Assistance to Victims, and a statewide rural AmeriCorps program.

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