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Spotlight State: New Mexico

GrantNews

As part of our spotlight series, GrantWatch reflects on what stands out about the State of New Mexico. If you’ve ever been there, you can’t help but admire the strong adobe, southwestern influence throughout much of the State of New Mexico. Adobe actually means ‘mud-brick’ in Spanish, and this construction style is especially well-suited for the dry and harsh climate of the state.

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Want to Be a Better Nonprofit Leader? Start With Your Own Story

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

An event at the Ford Foundation involving a partnership between the BUILD program and the storytelling nonprofit the Moth showcased nonprofit leaders’ personal journeys into advocacy. By Sara Herschander Eugene Gologursky, Getty Images for The Ford Foundation Bianca Agustin, co-executive director of United for Respect, recalled a time when she was discouraged and about to quit a job till someone advised her to “accept the complicated truth” that some things cannot be defined as a total win or lo

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AI for Everyone: Working for Good Made Easy

NonProfit PRO

BoodleBox makes working with generative AI easy for every role in your nonprofit. Draft proposals, research donors, craft stories, or delegate any task to your AI team effortlessly. Our guided training, consolidation of top AIs, and nonprofit-focused AI assistants help you adopt AI up to 3X faster and boost productivity by up to 67%. Experience the AI built for every nonprofit.

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10 Ways to Make the Most of Donor Data

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By David L. Wheeler Getty Images Don’t assume the analytics that works for other nonprofits will work for yours, and more tips from a wide variety of experts.

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AI for Grant Writing: 20+ ChatGPT Prompts You Can Use

This prompt guide for ChatGPT contains 20+ tested ChatGPT prompts, along with tips on how to use this tool the best way. Nonprofits can engage with ChatGPT to brainstorm ideas, refine project plans, and craft compelling narratives for grant proposals.

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Grant application and review practices for more equitable and inclusive funding 

Candid

In 2022, giving by foundations grew to more than $105 billion , accounting for more than 20% of total U.S. charitable giving. The significant role foundations play in advancing the social good underscores the need to incorporate equitable and inclusive grant application and review practices. Grantseekers look to grantmaking organizations to demonstrate their commitment to fairness before applying for funding.

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KPMG Launches ‘AI Impact Initiative’ to Bring AI Technology to Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

KPMG announced the launch "KPMG AI Impact Initiative," which aims to equip nonprofits with artificial intelligence technology.

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$100 Million Windfall for Cedars-Sinai From Randalls

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The gift from Los Angeles philanthropists Jim and Eleanor Randall will support a range of programs in the medical center’s surgery department. By Maria Di Mento Cedars-Sinai Jim and Eleanor Randall are establishing a chair in surgery at Cedars-Sinai. Plus, Harvard gets $20 million after taking a fundraising beating when controversies around campus protests prompted several major donors to pull back.

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO): A Guide for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Only 37% of nonprofits implement a search engine optimization strategy. Let’s explore how SEO can boost your online presence.

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Funding and Capital Campaign Resources for LGBTQ+ Nonprofits

Capital Campaign Pro

To celebrate Pride Month, we’ve assembled this list of resources for LGBTQ+ nonprofits. Many funders specialize in LGBTQ+ issues, and grants can play a key role in capital campaigns — by providing seed funding to kick-start the campaign, offering matching funds to incentivize donors, serving as major or leadership gifts to set the tone, presenting […] The post Funding and Capital Campaign Resources for LGBTQ+ Nonprofits appeared first on Capital Campaign Pro.

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Welcoming Critique to Improve My Project

HSF House

As I have begun the process in designing my experiment for Honors in the Major, I have had many learning experiences that have helped prepare me for research in the future. While I am still in the beginning stages of this project, I have been surprised by the unexpected twists and turns that appear in the design phase. At the end of the semester my goal was to have my project design completed and approved by the IRB (Institutional Review Board).

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Granting Equity: Q&A with Nonprofit Equity and Philanthropy Expert April Walker

Grants Plus

This article first appeared on LinkedIn. Dana Textoris, CEO of Grants Plus, is joined by April Walker, founder and CEO of Philanthropy for the People, for a discussion around equity-centered best practices in grant making and grant seeking. Dana: How did you enter the world of fundraising and philanthropy? April: I imagine it was somewhat […] The post Granting Equity: Q&A with Nonprofit Equity and Philanthropy Expert April Walker appeared first on Grants Plus.

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Microdialysis and Rolling with the Punches

HSF House

Background Hi everyone, our names are Connor, John, and Sequoia and we are one of the two group projects in this year’s IDEA Grant pool. Our project seeks to better understand one of the underlying biological causes of cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in the United States. A common theme among individuals with cardiovascular disease is elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), which literature has suggested may damage the vasculature and contribute to the disease.

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Innovate, Improve, Succeed: Topline Results from the 2024 Trends Report 

GiveSmart

In a time of fundraising shortfalls, economic uncertainties, staffing shortages, and day-to-day operational challenges, nonprofit leaders are leading the charge to innovate, improve, and succeed. Community Brands’ 2024 Trends Report: The State of Fundraising, Technology, and Operations Impact on Mission Sustainability quantifies the state of the nonprofit sector and examines how organizations embrace innovation to optimize operational processes and improve mission-critical success drivers like

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Lab Animal Care and Research Timeline Adaptation

HSF House

I am absolutely thrilled to have started my summer project! So far, I have received the female rats for my research and acclimated them to regular handling and their new cages. For a week and a half, I collected baseline (pre-experiment) data, including the body weights and food intake of the animals. This step is crucial to ensure that the animals are eating within normal limits and to establish average body weights and food intake for reference once semaglutide (SEMA) administration begins.

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Streaming Games Isn’t Pie In The Sky, More Like Pie In The Face

The NonProfit Times

The image of an online gaming marathon, to the uninitiated, is young people with a game controller reacting to what they see on the screen in front of them and blowing stuff up. It would not include slapstick, such as a pie in the face. But that’s exactly what happened at a Zeldathon marathon named after the game The Legend of Zelda that benefited medical charity Help Hope Live.

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Build Your Own Hapine$$

HSF House

I’m thrilled to share the progress of my IDEA Grant project, which aims to critique modern advertising and corporate environmental impacts through an innovative and provocative ad campaign. The central concept of my campaign is to commodify happiness, emphasizing the elusive and deceptive nature of consumer advertising. For this advertising campaign, I have chosen to keep the “product”—happiness—elusive and non-existent.

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Fundraising Weekly - June 11, 2024

Soapbox Exchange

Issue 202 Happy Tuesday, Fundraisers! Okay, I know we have a week and some change until the official start of summer, but I think the spirit of the season is already here! In this slower season, it’s a good idea to evaluate your fundraising strategies ahead of the big year-end campaign push. Online fundraising is a critical component of any development strategy!

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Italy Recap!

HSF House

Hello lovely readers! Sorry for the long wait but so much has been happening in the last couple of weeks and I was just trying to enjoy every second! After attending the Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio, Umbria, I worked on the farm at La Cuccagna for a couple of more days before heading to Florence for a couple of nights to visit some friends at the FSU Florence Campus on my way to Rimini.

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Top Nonprofit Strategy Rule: Clarify Your Why, What, Who, Where and How

Clairification

The single most important lesson I ever learned. Begin with the why. Always. If you don’t, you’re likely to work very hard and not achieve much of value. Why? Because you didn’t begin your endeavor by asking yourself: “Why am I doing this?” “What’s the value in this work upon which I’m about to embark?” “If I didn’t do this, what would happen?” This may be the most powerful strategy in your entire toolbox.

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Mini Ecosystems and Green Space Access

HSF House

Hello! As of today, June 9th, I have finished my three-week long experience at the Treganoon Farm Smallholding in Lanlivery, Cornwall. During this time, I’ve learned a lot about how locals (and the Cornish population in general) view local wildlife, everyday agricultural methods, and conservation. From local food preservation opportunities to the high prevalence of recycling and composting, I’m starting to understand how so many people in the region stay environmentally conscience, a

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Making Camp Magic: My First Week as a Camp Counselor!

HSF House

Transitioning from camp counselor from a camper is definitely something that has been a full-circle moment for me. Working with children has been one of the most rewarding yet hard things that I have yet to do. It is filled with the loudest laughs, and the greatest frustrations, which is all worth it knowing you will make a positive impact in the life of a kid at the end of the day.