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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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Small organization with big dreams? 7 tips to help you grow

Hands-On Fundraising

Small organization fundraising You’re not alone. Here in the U.S., most nonprofits are smaller organizations, with nearly one million organizations having annual revenues below 50,000 U.S. dollars. Here are some tips to help small organizations fundraise: 1. Invest Most small organizations struggle with money. How to get it. What to spend it on.

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Is AI going to make grant writers obsolete? Not yet, and here’s why.

Millionaire Grant Lady

It seems like new AI platforms and enhanced AI technology are popping up every day. But, is AI really going to take over the writing world? Will it replace grant writers? Alex, the founder of Millionaire Grant Lady and Associates, has been a grant writer for more than a decade and has seen a lot of trends come and go. With all of the positive press about AI writing platforms, we had to see what all the fuss was about.

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Maryland Nonprofits

RBW Strategy

Maryland Nonprofits Maryland Nonprofits ’ mission is to strengthen organizations for greater quality of life and equity. It helps nonprofits realize their power and capacity to advance vibrant, connected, and equitable communities. This 501(c)3 nonprofit is located in Baltimore, and there are over 39,500 nonprofits in Maryland alone. Maryland Nonprofits is an active organization that advocates and supports organizations and is one of the most active state nonprofit member organizations in the US

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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 Fight Antisemitism, Improve Holocaust Education

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Broad philanthropic support for combating antisemitism — and protecting democracy — must include greater investment in teaching about the Holocaust. By Deborah M. Lauter U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Student ambassadors of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home program, which trains D.C.-area high school students to become docents, tour the “Tower of Faces” in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

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Practical Ways to Use AI For Grants

The NonProfit Times

You’ve heard that history tends to repeat itself and this also applies to technology. In 1994, the internet sparked both fear and excitement. Fast forward three decades, and perhaps you’re finding yourself both curious and anxious about artificial intelligence or AI. According to Margit Brazda Poirier, founder and CEO of Grants4Good , you might not be using AI; most nonprofits aren’t — citing lack of time and concerns about safety, privacy and ethics.

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Biopharmaceutical Company

RBW Strategy

Biopharmaceutical Company A clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing easy-to-administer oral medications for indications that affect large under-served patient populations. Challenge In 2022, the company had contacted RBW Strategy as they received several federal awards and would benefit from institutional background in managing and maintaining compliance.

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Expected SCOTUS Decisions Could Endanger Domestic Violence Victims. Where’s Philanthropy?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy has long neglected the domestic violence movement, but the stakes are getting higher, and more support is desperately needed. By Brett J. Barnes Getty Images Philanthropy has long neglected the domestic violence movement, but the stakes are getting higher, and more support is desperately needed.

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Heartbeat of Healthcare: Recognizing the Vital Role of Nurses

GrantNews

Nurses are the heartbeat of any successful medical institution. When someone presses the call button in the hospital, who comes in to help? Nurses. When it’s time for medication, who administers it? Nurses. And in the middle of the night, long after visiting hours have ended, who’s going to give you reassurances about the next step in your treatment and care?

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Designing engaging and effective learning experiences 

Candid

For nonprofit organizations, which often have to meet urgent needs with limited resources, the importance of well-designed learning materials cannot be overstated. Whether you’re trying to equip your team with the latest fundraising techniques or preparing volunteers to tackle new challenges, the quality of your training materials will impact your organization’s effectiveness.

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Appeals Court Rules Funding Process A Contract, Not A Grant

The NonProfit Times

The American Alliance for Equal Rights (AAER), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit “dedicated to challenging distinctions and preferences made on the basis of race and ethnicity,” according to the organization’s website, has standing to sue the Fearless Foundation an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides business development grants, mentorship and tools to Black female entrepreneurs, affirmed.

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DEI Isn't a Dirty Word. How Funders Can Fight Back.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Despite an onslaught of attacks, including this week’s ruling against the Fearless Fund, the need for DEI programs is growing. Philanthropy can help fortify the field against future assaults. By Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Minjon Tholen, and Dan Egol Getty Images Despite an onslaught of attacks, including this week's ruling against the Fearless Fund, the need for DEI programs is growing.

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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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3 Ways to Skyrocket Parent Involvement From Our PTA Leaders

Booster

One of the amazing perks of helping thousands of schools fundraise is we have the privilege of getting to know principals, PTA leaders, teachers, parents, and other staff from all different types of schools across the country. And we don’t take that privilege for granted! We listen to their needs, their struggles, and their successes. It helps us do our job better, and it’s valuable information that can help you too!

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Postage Hikes Approved, USPS Warned On Discretionary Increases

The NonProfit Times

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the base postage rate hikes proposed by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In doing so, however, the PRC urged the USPS not to take advantage of allowable discretionary increases. Under the terms of the new PRC order, First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, Package Services and Special Services classes rates would be allowed to increase by up to 7.755%, and the postage rates for Periodicals could jump by as much as to 9.754%.

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Foundations Are Funding Tiny Home Villages for the Homeless. Is It a Worthwhile Effort?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Oak Foundation, Sobrato Philanthropies, and the Dell Foundation all hope for big gains via small floorplans By Stephanie Beasley Courtesy of DignityMoves Dignity Moves and the County of Santa Barbara partnered on this interim supportive housing community in downtown Santa Barbara, consisting of 34 private rooms with shared community spaces and access to county services.

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Adopt A Pet: Animal Shelter Grants For Pets and Animal Lovers

GrantNews

Animal shelters need our help! While there are lots of reasons why folks surrender their pets to shelters, the most common reason is the inability to access affordable pet-friendly housing or provide veterinary care for their pet in need. Shelters around the country typically work at capacity with limited funds. To that end, GrantWatch is proud to help out and offers a database of pet and animal grants.

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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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The Dublin Diaries (Week 1, Getting to know my surroundings)

HSF House

Hello everyone! I am so excited to share how my summer experience has been progressing! On May 26th I spent the day traveling to Dublin where I was met by my program instructors as well as other UCD summer students. We were driven into the city where we explored and ate lunch as a group. I loved getting right into meeting people and sightseeing. The culture here is very welcoming!

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A Grant Program for Black Women Business Owners Is Discriminatory, Appeals Court Rules

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative groups waging a sprawling legal battle against corporate diversity programs. By Alexandra Olson, Associated Press NEW YORK Rebecca Blackwell/AP Co-founders and CEOs of the Fearless Fund Arian Simone, center left, and Ayana Parsons, center right, The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative groups waging a sprawling legal battle against corporate diversity programs that

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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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The 2024 Recurring Giving Report

NonProfit PRO

From 2018 to 2022, the average nonprofit’s recurring donor base grew 127 percent! Recurring donors are easy to retain, highly engaged, and deeply connected to the causes they love. If you want to expand your recurring giving program, this resource is for you. Download now to access benchmarks, donor insights, data-backed strategies, and advice from industry fundraising experts.

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Using data to make LGBTQ+ elders and their needs visible 

Candid

Direct services. Advocacy. Training. Technical assistance. For a large organization working in all four areas to improve the lived experiences of a traditionally marginalized population, achieving impact requires the application of evidence-based insights. SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders) is the only national organization dedicated to addressing issues related to LGBTQ+ people and aging.

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The Limits of Racial-Equity Efforts, and the Power of Belonging

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle talks to the renowned social-justice advocate john a. powell and structural-racism scholar Stephen Menendian about how philanthropy can help end society's marginalization of "others." By Drew Lindsay AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth Protestors lift commemorate George Floyd on the day of his funeral in 2020. The Chronicle talks to social-justice advocate john a. powell and structural-racism scholar Stephen Menendian about how philanthropy can help end society's marginalization of "other

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Volunteering Is Back and Bigger than Ever

Tech Soup

Contrary to what recent U.S. census data might have you believe, volunteering has made a remarkable recovery since the COVID-19 pandemic. Interest in volunteering and actual volunteer participation have not only rebounded to pre-pandemic levels but have exceeded them in many cases.

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How to Get Your Board on Board With Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Here’s a recent success story of a development director who created and executed a five-year campaign. She got her board inspired to cultivate donor relationships and engage in their fundraising mission with these five steps.

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How funders can bolster direct voter engagement  

Candid

Direct, personal engagement is one of the most effective ways to increase voter turnout, especially among people who are less inclined to vote. In the 2021 New York City municipal elections, low-propensity voters who were engaged by nonprofits providing support and services in their communities and therefore seen as trusted messengers turned out at double the rate of those who were not.

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Cox Enterprises Gives $100 Million to Ducks Unlimited for Wetlands Conservation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Ducks Unlimited Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States, and Ducks Unlimited has invested millions of dollars in conversation efforts there. Also, the North Carolina State University has received $30 million to build the first Bezos Center for Sustainable Protein; and the Rotary Foundation, World Vision, and the Gates Foundation jointly pledged $30 million to improve child health in Africa.

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Podcast: Prioritizing Major Gift Fundraising: Strategies for Development Directors

Capital Campaign Pro

Season 3, Episode 61 In this episode, Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt dive into the essentials of prioritizing major gift fundraising. If you are a development director feeling overwhelmed by urgent tasks, this episode is for you. Amy and Andrea discuss how to shift your focus to the important work of cultivating and soliciting major […] The post Podcast: Prioritizing Major Gift Fundraising: Strategies for Development Directors appeared first on Capital Campaign Pro.

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Generalizing Your Mission Won’t Help Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

To fundraise for your organization effectively, you must be specific in your mission and define your audience to generate the right support.

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Gen Z Is Ready to Join Your Junior Board of Directors

Blackbaud

“Wait. We’re still figuring out (and struggling with) simply how to work with Gen Z. Now you want us to invite them on our boards ?” Short answer: Yes! ( Well, sort of.) First, please stick with me for a short personal anecdote. I’m an elder (40-year-old) millennial. My close circle includes two younger cousins, both members of Generation Z. Jacquelyn, 26, lives in the DC metro area, is a CRNA, and leads a team of 40+ nurses.

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Would Your Nonprofit Return a Gift From a 'Power Drunk' Donor? This Group Did

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Flatbush Cats gave back a nearly $30,000 gift. The group explains how the relationship soured and offer advice on protecting staff and dealing with problematic donors. By Rasheeda Childress Getty Images Flatbush Cats gave back a nearly $30,000 gift. The group explains how the relationship soured and offer advice on protecting staff and dealing with problematic donors.

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Leaders, How Strong Is Your Mistake-Owning Muscle?

Veritus Group

Admitting our mistakes isn't easy! It requires self-confidence and self-compassion with a little courage thrown in. Here's how to get started. The post Leaders, How Strong Is Your Mistake-Owning Muscle? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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