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5 Secret Nonprofit Donor Retention Action Strategies

Clairification

Giving is an emotional experience. It deserves an emotional response. Be human. Ever notice how sometimes when we put on our work hats we cease to be human? How we somehow morph into little robotic “professionals” and become enamored of jargon? “Lybnts.” “Sybnts.” “Recaptures.” Not that those things aren’t important. You need goals and objectives. And given the dreadful state of donor retention in the U.S. today (and in the U.K and Canada as well), it’s vital you be able to measure how you’re do

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How to prevent a fundraising crime

Hands-On Fundraising

It’s usually an inside job. There you are, minding your own business. Getting the job done. You know the work inside and out. Sure, there are days… and nights, when all you want is a stiff drink and a chance to relax. But there are needs to be met. People to be fed. Or housed. […] The post How to prevent a fundraising crime appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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How to Form Mission-Aligned Partnerships for Your Nonprofit

Ann Green's Nonprofit

Partnerships with organizations that share your values can yield much-needed support for your nonprofit. Learn how to find a like-minded partner in this guide. By Casey Dorma n In 2022, 360MatchPro reports that companies donated $21 billion to nonprofits, and 88% of all public companies have Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Clearly, giving back is important to many businesses and their stakeholders.

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An Activist and an Adversary Found Common Ground. Making Change Proved Harder

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Leah Garcés ran hard-hitting animal-rights campaigns. Craig Watts raised 700,000 chickens on a factory farm. Their partnership can be celebrated, but collaboration has its limits. By Marc Gunther Courtesy of Transfarmation Animal-rights activist Leah Garcés and Craig Watts, a former factory chicken farmer, stand in one of Watts’s chicken houses that was converted to grow mushrooms.

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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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Bustin’ Out Clairity Click-it: Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

Skipping the good days Part of the luxury of living near the ocean or the mountains is that you can be picky. If the surf or the powder isn’t great, leave it for the tourists. Good is insufficient, wait for the great moments… When we’re young, or the project is going really well, it’s easy to waste the good days. After all, there will be another one tomorrow.

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Breaking News: 10 Small Business Grants Available on GrantWatch!

GrantNews

GrantWatch Headline News: In a significant development for small business owners, securing essential funding has been identified as one of the most critical challenges to overcome. Some small businesses turn to traditional loans, a common funding method. However, loans are often difficult to obtain for new enterprises. Moreover, these loans come with the burden of repayment, typically with added interest.

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Melinda French Gates Announces Where $1 Billion in New Funds Will Go to Help Women and Girls

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The philanthropist asked women leaders to take part in distributing some of the funds, and she's financing a competition to attract new ideas to improve female health worldwide. By Alex Daniels AMMAR ABD RABBO-POOL, SIPA, AP The philanthropist asked women leaders to take part in distributing some of the funds, and she's financing a competition to attract new ideas to improve female health worldwide.

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Grant Budgeting: Tips for Maximizing Funding Opportunities

The NonProfit Times

By Jackie Sue Griffin Securing grant funding is crucial to a nonprofit’s growth, and it starts with crafting a well-planned and realistic budget. In this article, we’ll explore effective grant budgeting strategies that nonprofits can implement to strengthen their grant applications, increase their chances of success, and ultimately, make a greater impact in their communities.

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Nonprofits Can Now Apply for Grants of up to $50,000 to Further Climate Solutions

NonProfit PRO

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced that nonprofit organizations can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 from the utility's SoCal Climate Champions Grant program.

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5 Essential Employee Retention Tips for Nonprofit Managers

Blackbaud

Employee retention is critical for the health of any organization, particularly for nonprofits. High retention leads to better outcomes all around as the organization saves money and develops stronger performers internally. Plus, as a manager in a nonprofit, retention is a key component of your job. Retaining top performers is likely a measure of your effectiveness and success in your role.

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Less Than 2% of Philanthropic Giving Goes to Women and Girls. Can Melinda French Gates Change That?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Her $1 billion commitment, announced Tuesday, and the momentum generated if others join her, could break through that ceiling. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press Jose Luis Magana/AP Melinda French Gates plans to give $1 billion over the next two years to people and organizations working on behalf of women and families globally. Her $1 billion commitment, announced Tuesday, and the momentum generated if others join her, could break through that ceiling.

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Let’s amplifi your nonprofit’s call-to-action.

amplifi

You know you’re going to have a hard time raising money and achieving your goals if your nonprofit’s call-to-action leaves a lot to be desired. Building an effective communication strategy for your nonprofit takes a lot of work. You need to plan how you will tell your story across multiple channels, make the right ask, and so much more. And your nonprofit’s call-to-action requires as much attention as the other important elements of your communications strategy, whether it’s in direct mail appea

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Philanthropy Facilitators Make It Easy for People to Give

NonProfit PRO

When you don’t make it easy for donors to choose to support your charity, they'll choose not to. Here's how to encourage their support.

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This Year’s State of Nonprofits Highlights Mounting Concern About Burnout

Center for Effective Philanthropy

In CEP's new State of Nonprofits report, nonprofit leaders overwhelmingly express concern about burnout for themselves and their staff.

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Who's Really Funding Campus Protests?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Organizers say it's a growing base of small-dollar supporters, not big donors, shaping pro-Palestinian protests on campus. By Sara Herschander Getty Images College protest encampments are often formed through informal coalitions of student groups, experts said. Here, pro-Palestinian protesters are outside Sproul Hall at UC Berkeley. Although student protest groups have received funding from foundations and large donors, organizers maintain that a rapidly growing and decentralized network of youn

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Top 4 Donor Prospect Research Tips Leading to Bigger Gifts

Blackbaud

Prospect researchers are up to their ears in data—and usually with requests. Responding to individual needs probably occupies most of your day but reacting to requests is not the best way to spend your time. To have the biggest impact on your organization, you’ve got to turn the tables and start proactively researching so you can identify the strongest prospects.

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Make Positive Change With Verified Legislator Data

NonProfit PRO

Access the most accurate elected official contact information to power your fundraising, petition, and awareness campaigns. Cicero data includes present, previous, and incoming elected official district, address, phone and even social media information! It’s great for moving legislative issues forward, identifying opportunities for grants, and mobilizing members in targeted areas.

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Football, Fumbled Estate Planning, and a $45 Million Tax Bill

Planned Giving

If you’ve ever wondered just how important good estate planning is, take a look at this terrifying tale of high-net-worth horror about a family that lost $45 million—nearly half their estate’s value—to federal taxes. The worst part? The massive tax loss could have easily been prevented with some foresight, planning, and expert advice. Our story starts in Florida with Joseph Robbie, an attorney, successful businessman, and huge sports fan.

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The Nonprofits Leading the A.I. Revolution

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Sara Herschander Stephanie Dalton Cowan for the Chronicle A new generation of A.I.-driven organizations is upon us. What do they say about how charities will use the powerful technology? Plus: See the rest of our June issue, posted online today.

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3 Roles of the Nonprofit CFO that Lead to Mission Success

Blackbaud

The role of the nonprofit CFO has undergone a profound evolution. No longer confined to the more traditional, narrow lane of strictly managing an organization’s revenue and expense sheets, today’s nonprofit CFOs are increasingly asked to design a multifaceted approach that encompasses strategic vision, collaboration, and innovation. This transformation is not only a response to external pressures but also a proactive adaptation to the evolving demands of the sector, where financial steward

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Blackbaud Makes a Strategic Investment in UBIQ Education

NonProfit PRO

Blackbaud announced a strategic investment in UBIQ Education, innovators in school websites through the introduction of AMAIS, the first digital experience ecosystem (DXE) for schools.

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Grant Writers: Everything You Need To Know

Grant Writer Team

Grant writers research, locate, and submit grant applications. However, did you know? They also help ensure eligibility requirements are met by researching each grant opportunity. A grant writer works diligently considering the pros and cons of applying and the chances of success. There is no guarantee you will be awarded a grant. However, hiring a grant writer is known to increase the chances of an organization being awarded grants.

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Impact Investing Is On the Rise, With a Big Foundation's $325 Million Commitment

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Robert Wood Johnson's specialists look to generate both social and financial returns By Alex Daniels Photo by LemonLight Kimberlee Cornett (center), who is leading impact investing at Robert Wood Johnson, has been free to build a strategy from scratch.

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Improve Efficiency and Mitigate Risk with AP Automation for Nonprofits

Blackbaud

Accounts payable (AP) is one of the most task-heavy parts of your finance team’s workload. According to the AFP’s 2022 Payments Cost Benefit Survey , most finance professionals spend at least one hour a week on each of these tasks: reconciling payments, processing ACH payments, and processing checks. That’s more than 150 hours—almost 19 business days—each year.

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Bonterra Impact Management Buyer’s Guide

NonProfit PRO

Now more than ever, nonprofits are expected to do more with less, facing increased demands for services, efficiency, and impact reporting. With the right software, organizations can overcome these challenges, preventing staff burnout and decreased funding. Before you can find the right solution, it’s important to determine your organization’s unique needs, ask the right questions of potential software providers, and secure support for the project.

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‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Foods When Identifying Stroke Risk Factors

GrantNews

It’s important to distinguish between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods when identifying stroke risk factors. Knowing what foods might lead to a stroke is one of the best ways you can help maintain cardiovascular health and prevent serious medical emergencies. In addition, it helps individuals manage healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

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How Philanthropy Can Fund a Tech Revolution

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Tom Kalil, who is leaving Schmidt Futures to start Renaissance Philanthropy, opines on the need to raise funds for nonprofit STEM research. By Stephanie Beasley Courtesy of Renaissance Philanthropy As head of his own nonprofit advisory firm, Tom Kalil wants to increase funding for the kinds of science and technology projects that he says venture capitalists and government agencies are likely to pass over.

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Burnout, Budgets, Staffing Vexing NPO Leaders

The NonProfit Times

Elements of the charitable sector appear to be suffering from long COVID, which impacts those infected for months and even years. New data from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) shows executive and staff burnout top the list of issues. In a new report, “State Of Nonprofits 2024: What Funders Need To Know,” one-third of nonprofit leaders surveyed say that they are “very much” concerned about their own burnout (33%), and half report that they are more concerned about their burnout now th

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COMPLETE GUIDE: AI Adoption for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

This guide will pull back the curtain to AI for nonprofits, sharing everything you need to know about incorporating it into your organization. Dive into ethical AI adoption, everyday AI use cases, and popular AI tools for nonprofits and how to use them.

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Celebrating Canada with Grant Funding

GrantNews

Celebrate Canada with Grant Funding! In terms of wide open spaces, with close to 4 million square miles, Canada, as a country, is only second in size to Russia in terms of sheer land mass. With that much size, it’s no wonder that there are numerous grants available for a variety of projects and purposes that help contribute to Canada’s continued economic growth and development.

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OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Husband Among New Giving Pledge Signers

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Altman and Oliver Mulherin say they plan to focus on supporting technology efforts. By Maria Di Mento Getty Images for TIME Sam Altman and his husband Oliver Mulherin said in their Giving Pledge letter t hat they intend to focus their giving “on supporting technology that helps create abundance for people, so that they can then build the scaffolding even higher.

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Does your fundraising mean anything at all to your donors?

Future Fundraising Now

I keep seeing this online ad. It pops up between Words With Friends games. It just says: Pennzoil: Innovating since 1913 The graphic is mainly the Pennzoil logo. I don’t know anything about motor-oil buyers. Maybe they are strongly motivated to buy from 100+ year old companies that claim to be innovative. But I doubt it. I’m guessing they are motivated to buy oil they believe will make their cars run better.

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How to Choose a CRM System Based on Your Nonprofit’s Size

NonProfit PRO

When you’re looking for new CRM software for your nonprofit, the choices can seem overwhelming. How do you know which system is right for you?

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