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7 Creative Ways to Show Your Supporters They’re Valued

Pamela Grow

Trends for 2024 indicate a rise in AI for donor communications. However, these same trends also indicate that these AI-written messages, if poorly implemented, may alienate donors. After all, donors are unlikely to feel valued if they receive the same AI-created email from every nonprofit they support. This also means that 2024 is the year to stand out from the crowd by getting creative with your donor recognition strategy.

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Music Grants Spread A Universal Language

GrantNews

Music plays such an integral part in the lives of everyday folks, elevating and uniting us as a people. It provides the soundtrack to our most cherished memories, lifts our spirits during difficult times, and serves as a common language that transcends cultural and linguistic barriers. Whether through personal enjoyment, communal experiences at concerts, or shared moments on social media platforms, music connects us and gives us a sense of belonging.

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Mega-Gift Fiasco at Florida A&M Shows Nonprofits What Not to Do

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A questionable $240 million gift illustrates what can happen when nonprofit leaders ignore warning signs. By Maria Di Mento Glenn Beil-USA TODAY NETWORK Florida A&M University celebrates its spring 2024 commencement with guest speaker Gregory Gerami, whose $237 million donation of stock to the institution in May is now under scrutiny. A questionable $240 million gift illustrates what can happen when nonprofit leaders ignore warning signs.

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How I Launched a Capital Campaign with a Porch Party

Gail Perry Group

Capital Campaign with a Porch Party [link] Don’t just throw a porch party this summer. First, understand why a porch party is crucial to hitting your fundraising goals! Watch this 3-minute video for a personal example of how the Cape Fear Botanical Garden used a garden party to secure its fundraising goal before even launching its capital campaign. Ensure Your Porch Party is Intentional It can be difficult when your nonprofit realizes you may need a stronger donor foundation before moving forwa

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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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To Ensure Nonprofit Well-Being, Invest in Wages, Workload, and Working Conditions

Center for Effective Philanthropy

The post To Ensure Nonprofit Well-Being, Invest in Wages, Workload, and Working Conditions appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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P2P Donors Are Not Strangers: Convert Them into Real Supporters

Blackbaud

My friend and colleague Meghan was upset. She’s the development director at a local chapter of a large, nationwide nonprofit organization. Like many nonprofits, her chapter hadn’t met its annual fundraising targets for the past couple of years. She’d tried mixing up her campaigns a bit, but they just weren’t bringing in what they used to. Individual giving was down, and so were major gifts.

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Cultivating High-Performance Culture Amid ‘The Great Exhaustion’

NonProfit PRO

The path through the Great Exhaustion lies not in groundbreaking strategies but in embracing foundational leadership practices.

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7 Database Goals for Your Independent School’s Capital Campaign

Blackbaud

When evaluating your school’s readiness for a capital campaign, database readiness might not be at the top of the list for your campaign consultants or administration. But you and I know it’s critical to maintain a robust and up-to-date CRM. And for a capital campaign, data-driven decisions depend on you and me, the unsung data nerds operating quietly in the background.

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Your Guided Growth Plan

NonProfit PRO

Find new donors now! Your Guided Growth Plan provides beginner, intermediate, and advanced steps to connect with people who are passionate about your mission, ASAP. Experts from DonorPerfect and Positive Equation are here to make growing easy, no matter where you are on your fundraising journey.

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As Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins, Florida Community Foundations Prepare Permanent Disaster Funds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In a new model of crisis response, permanent funds allow foundations to issue grants quickly in response to natural disasters. By Gabriela Aoun Angueira, Associated Press Marta Lavandier, AP Photo House of Hope, which provides food, as well as other essential services in Marin County, Fla., has received a grant from a disaster relief fund to distribute hurricane kits to clients.

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To Ensure Nonprofit Well-Being, Invest in Wages, Workload, and Working Conditions

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Funders are finally noticing the flashing red lights of growing burnout across the nonprofit sector. And there’s a growing trickle of philanthropic response. But grantmakers are missing the fundamental connections […] The post To Ensure Nonprofit Well-Being, Invest in Wages, Workload, and Working Conditions appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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This one easy thing will transform your grant seeking

Sharpshooter Communications

Tldr: pick up the phone Most grant professionals I know (including myself) are introverts. We don’t hate people , it just takes more energy for us to interact with them. Being alone is how we recharge. As a result, we often sabotage our own work by neglecting the ONE EASY THING that can improve our success: building relationships with our grantors.

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Funraisin Chooses 360MatchPro by Double the Donation for Advanced Matching Gifts Automation

Double the Donation

Double the Donation and Funraisin are proud to announce a new partnership that answers the call for advanced integrated matching technology. With the new integration between 360MatchPro by Double the Donation and Funraisin’s innovative giving experiences, guiding eligible donors to completing their match is easier than ever.

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Casebook PBC Launches Gender Identity Feature to Support Inclusivity for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Casebook PBC is helping to promote inclusivity practices for nonprofits with its Gender Identity Options feature for client intake forms.

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To Ensure Nonprofit Well-Being, Invest in Wages, Workload, and Working Conditions

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Funders are finally noticing the flashing red lights of growing burnout across the nonprofit sector. And there’s a growing trickle of philanthropic response. But grantmakers are missing the fundamental connections […] The post To Ensure Nonprofit Well-Being, Invest in Wages, Workload, and Working Conditions appeared first on CEP (Alloy 2024).

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Anniversary Clairity Click-it: Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

June 13 th marked the 11 th anniversary of the Clairity Click-it Newsletter. That’s 312 issues (whoa!), all chock full of resources I hand select for you from across the web. And nothing I select will cost you a dime! I search assiduously, read every single article before sharing with you, and only select trusted resources for webinars, podcasts, white papers, reports and the like.

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Inside the Mind of a Grant Reviewer: What Funders Want

Grant Writer Team

Have you ever wanted to get inside the mind of a grant reviewer to learn the ins and outs of what they look for in grant applications? Have you ever wondered what causes one reviewer to score a grant application high, while another receives a lower score? What makes each perspective differ? GrantWriterTeam asks some hard questions and offers a comprehensive look at the criteria and thought processes that influence grant review decisions.

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The power of simplicity for fundraisers [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Future Fundraising Now

Want your fundraising to do better? Make it more simple. I know there’s a lot you need to know about fundraising, but that’s probably the single most impactful piece of advice anyone can give you: Keep it simple! If your fundraising is trying to educate your donors, explain your processes, or demonstrate the science behind your cause, you are raising less money than you could.

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Summertime Stewards: Cultivating Monthly Donors

Greater Giving

Summertime Stewards: Cultivating Monthly Donors in Warmer Months The sun is shining, vacations are booked, and… monthly donations might be taking a dip? While summer can bring a shift in donor behavior, it also presents a golden opportunity to cultivate a loyal base of monthly givers. Here at Greater Giving, we believe summertime isn’t a fundraising foe – it’s a season to nurture long-term support!