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How to Craft a Nonprofit Board Orientation Strategy

Clairification

Please don’t leave your new (or old for that matter) board members dangling! Being a board member is not something we’re generally taught. In fact, it can be a complete mystery. Folks feel proud to have been recruited to join your board, and excited to begin their service, but… what happens next can mean the difference between a fulfilling experience and a disappointing one.

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5 Creative Donor Appreciation Ideas for Small Nonprofits

Ann Green's Nonprofit

Thanking donors is crucial for securing gifts—especially for small nonprofits trying to build a support base. Show your gratitude with these creative ideas. By Logan Foote Building relationships is crucial for nonprofits to grow their impact. For small nonprofits in particular, these relationships are critical to growing and scaling your work to drive additional impact.

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Nonprofit Radio for February 26, 2024: Your Partnerships With FGWs

Tony Martignetti

Esther Choy: Your Partnerships With FGWs First Generation Wealth creators have different values and mindsets than those who inherited their wealth. And FGWs far outnumber the inheritors. Esther Choy’s research helps you understand these folks and how to build valuable relationships with them. She’s president of Leadership Story Lab. (This originally aired May 17, … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for February 26, 2024: Your Partnerships With FGWs → Esther Choy: Your Partnerships W

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How to Create A Holistic Nonprofit Digital Marketing Plan

Pamela Grow

Your nonprofit invests significant time, energy, and money into bettering the lives of those you serve. However, you can’t do it all on your own. Building relationships with donors, volunteers, and advocates ensures that you have a reliable source of support to power your mission year after year. Thanks to modern technology, the world is more interconnected than ever.

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“Crystal Ball” Foundation Grant Prediction for 2024: Election Year Impact

Millionaire Grant Lady

This is the second of a six-part series on 2024 foundation grant prediction. If you missed part 1, you can still check it out here. In this series, Millionaire Grant Lady and Associates are sharing our insights into foundation giving. These predictions are based on the most up-to-date information available as well as our in-the-trenches work with our nonprofits.

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Strategic Nonprofit Board Recruitment

Clairification

When organizations aren’t raising as much money as they need, they’ll often tell me: “ We need to recruit new board members. ” This is very often true, but it’s only a piece of the puzzle as to why they’re not being more successful with fundraising. So, if you’re about to embark on some board recruitment, I strongly encourage you to do a little soul searching first so you can embark on your quest strategically.

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How to gather high-quality nonprofit client feedback

Candid

Nonprofit organizations are always looking for ways to increase the impact of their work. One way to serve your clients more effectively is to gather feedback from participants, then use what you learn to improve services and support organizational change initiatives. At Listen4Good (L4G), we call this process a “client feedback loop.” This includes asking questions such as: “To what extent have we met your needs?

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How to Create a Power-Packed Donor Thank You Letter

Get Fully Funded

Thanking donors is THE most important step in fundraising. Get this one right, and fundraising gets easier. Mess it up, and you’ll eventually lose the donor. Unfortunately, most nonprofits view thanking donors as an afterthought instead of treating it with the importance it deserves. And that can kill your ability to keep good donors who love the work your nonprofit is doing.

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Our future – grants to celebrate 2024 Mardi Gras

Strategic Grants

The 2024 Festival and the 46th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will call on communities to imagine and demand the world we rightfully deserve under the theme Our Future. In honour of the Mardi Gras Parade happening in Sydney this weekend we’re sharing some upcoming grant opportunities focused on initiatives supporting the LGBTQIA+ community, to help you in imagining and demanding your future!

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Podcast: Five Signs Your Organization Isn’t Ready for a Capital Campaign Yet

Capital Campaign Pro

Season 3, Episode 47 In this episode, hosts Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt delve into the crucial indicators that your organization might not be prepared for a capital campaign. From lacking a clear vision to insufficient fundraising staff and history, they outline five telltale signs that necessitate strategic planning and preparation before embarking on such […] The post Podcast: Five Signs Your Organization Isn’t Ready for a Capital Campaign Yet appeared first on Capital Camp

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What Happened to George Soros's $100 Million Bet? How Human Rights Watch Went Global.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In 2010, Open Society Institute gave its biggest gift to a New York City-based human rights nonprofit, with the mandate to expand internationally. Meanwhile, the world became more authoritarian. By Tamara Straus In 2010, Open Society Institute gave its biggest gift to a New York City-based human-rights nonprofit, with the mandate to expand internationally.

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Tips for Developing Successful Campaigns for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

The idea of developing a campaign can often feel daunting. Here is some guidance on what you need to do to create a successful campaign.

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How to Find the Right Grants

Think and Ink Grants

As a nonprofit organization, securing funding is crucial to your success. Grants are a great way to obtain the necessary resources to support your mission and make a positive impact in your community. However, finding the right grants can be a daunting task. In this article, we will discuss the steps you can take to find the right grants for your nonprofit organization.

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Most Foundations Are Not Retreating from Their Racial Justice Goals

Center for Effective Philanthropy

The post Most Foundations Are Not Retreating from Their Racial Justice Goals appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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Keep Your Fundraisers, or Lose Revenue

Veritus Group

When fundraisers leave your organization every year or two, that turnover means lost revenue. Here's how to set them up for success so they'll be more likely to stay. The post Keep Your Fundraisers, or Lose Revenue appeared first on Veritus Group.

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The Empty C-Suite: Nonprofit Executives Are Leaving to Become Consultants

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Jim Rendon Jon Krause for The Chronicle Finding their replacements isn't easy — and often costs far more than organizations expect.

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Register Now! Beyond the Ledger: Nonprofit Finance Summit

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit leaders are invited to Beyond the Ledger: Nonprofit Finance Summit, a free virtual event on March 13. Earn free CPE credit, network with other finance leaders and get inspiration to optimize strategic planning, reporting, grant management and accounting operations.

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Beyond the Basics: 5 Lesser-Known Reasons to Hire a Grant Writer

Grant Writer Team

Is your organization looking to secure funding for an upcoming project? Perhaps you’re a small business looking to expand your brand into a new community. Whatever the reason, if you seek grant funding, chances are you are also seeking to hire a grant writer. GrantWriterTeam has some information we think you’re going to want to consider. It’s a fact; there are literally thousands of grants available on any given day of the year.

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The Path Forward: How Funders Can Respond to the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Rulings

Center for Effective Philanthropy

The post The Path Forward: How Funders Can Respond to the Supreme Court’s Affirmative Action Rulings appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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How to Utilize ChatGPT and AI to Enhance Promotion of Your Nonprofit

GrantNews

Artificial Intelligence – or what’s commonly referred to as AI – is the newest dimension of technology-related communication considered to have both the greatest potential, as well as one of the greatest challenges, facing us today. GrantWatch is acutely aware of the value of its emerging impact. So, the question: How can you utilize ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence to enhance the promotion of your nonprofit?

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'It’s Not Political. It’s Our Job.' Girl Scout Troop Resolved to Support Migrants Despite Backlash

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

At a Manhattan shelter for asylum-seeking families, Girl Scout Troop 6000 is welcoming a new group of girls who have fled dire conditions in South and Central America. By Sara Herschander NEW YORK At a Manhattan shelter for asylum-seeking families, Girl Scout Troop 6000 is welcoming a new group of girls who have fled dire conditions in South and Central America.

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5 Ways to Motivate and Recognize Your Peer-to-Peer Event Fundraisers

NonProfit PRO

Most peer-to-peer fundraising events offer participants branded merchandise as incentives, but do they work? Here are five ideas to boost your recognition program.

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Tee ‘em Up

The Almoner

As fundraising team members, we must involve our leaders – whether it be a President, Executive Director, or CEO – in fundraising activities creatively and strategically. We also have to take into consideration their time constraints, personal inclinations, and comfort levels with fundraising. In my early days in fundraising, I sought advice from a seasoned Chief Development Officer on how she and her CEO effectively collaborated on fundraising efforts.

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Donor Personas: How to Identify Your Unique Donor Audience

CauseVox

Do you ever go grocery shopping and see a product that feels like it was created for you ? For me, it’s Oatly. And for Oatly, that is on purpose; I am exactly the customer they have in mind. You see, I am a female in my late 20’s-early 30’s, living in an urban area, vegetarian, eco-conscious, middle class, and have been actively seeking plant based alternatives to milk that taste good and are kinder to animals and the planet.

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Question of the Month: What do major donors want in their first meeting with you?

Veritus Group

In this Question of the Month video, Jeff shares about his experience as a donor meeting with a major gift officer for the first time. The post Question of the Month: What do major donors want in their first meeting with you? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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The Verdict Against Former NRA Leader Wayne LaPierre Explained

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Two scholars weigh in on the jury's decision that Pierre and other executives violated N.Y. state nonprofit statutes and breached their fiduciary duties. By Sarah Webber and Elizabeth Schmidt Michael Wyke/AP Photo Wayne LaPierre, who announced his retirement days before the trial began and officially stepped down while it was underway, was ordered to repay the NRA $5.4 million.

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6 Tactics for Successful Grant Management in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Managing grants can be daunting for organizations due to several factors, such as high turnover, errors in expenses, outdated technology, and compliance with state and federal regulations. How can nonprofits ensure they are managing their grant programs effectively? The answer can be found in these six simple strategies.

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How to Get the Most Out of Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud

re:Charity

Like the Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP), Nonprofit Cloud was designed with nonprofit organizations in mind. But rather than layering nonprofit applications on top of the platform, Nonprofit Cloud is. The post How to Get the Most Out of Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud appeared first on re: charity.

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IIJA Explainer: Leveraging Available Funds

AmpliFund

Next steps: Apply, implement, and demonstrate impact The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, is injecting $1.2 trillion into the nation’s infrastructure. Signed into law in 2021, this legislation funds infrastructure projects through 2026. Funds have been distributed at the expected pace with competitive grants taking longer than formula or direct spending. 1 The good news for governments of all sizes is that as of the act’s two-year an

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Nonprofit Marketing Summit 2024 | Community Boost

Community Boost

We’re thrilled to invite you to the 2024 Nonprofit Marketing Summit, where innovation meets impact. Hosted by Community Boost, this summit is the premier event for nonprofit professionals looking to level up their marketing and fundraising game. This isn’t just your typical conference—it’s a chance to think outside the box and explore fresh ideas to make your dreams a reality.

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Henry Luce Foundation Awards $12.3 Million to Improve Gender Diversity in STEM

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Also, the Helmsley Charitable Trust gave $12 million to study how to help people with Type 1 diabetes safely exercise, and the Wyss Foundation donated $5 million to conserve the 15,500-acre Minam River Ranch in northeast Oregon.

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