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How to harness persuasion: Cialdini’s 6 principles and you

Hands-On Fundraising

How to harness persuasion: Cialdini’s 6 principles and you How do you persuade someone to help your cause? Maybe a little neuropsychology will help. But first, I’m not a scientist. But as a fundraiser, I think neuromarketing is fascinating. That’s why I love Roger Dooley’s blog. I find he often sparks new fundraising ideas for […] The post How to harness persuasion: Cialdini’s 6 principles and you appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Common Sense Nonprofit Event Planning Advice

Clairification

Let’s begin with the Big Kahuna piece of advice: Ask yourself WHY you want to do this event. Were you to bring your event proposal to a wise shaman or mentor, this is the question they would ask you first – well before asking what theme or format you have in mind or what color scheme you want to use! And yet this is the one question I find nonprofits failing to ask.

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What’s in My Inbox | How is Your Nonprofit Growing Your Email List?

Pamela Grow

The goal of growing your email list should play a primary role in every nonprofit’s yearly fundraising plan. Always. Email is more important than your Facebook, TikTok, or Instagram followers combined. Why? Because it’s only through email that you can build a one-to-one relationship online. To say nothing of the old maxim “never build your house on rented land.

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Stop Dreading Mondays: How Fundraisers Can Start the Week Right

The Fundraiser Coach

I clearly remember walking into the development office, dreading opening up the CRM to start my fundraising week. Sometimes It was because I'd worked all day Saturday, and worried part of Sunday about the work that was waiting for me on Monday. Other times because there was a seemingly endless list of calls to make, meetings to secure and gifts to close.

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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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Turmoil at Vote.org

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The voter-registration group once promoted by Taylor Swift has been wracked by resignations, layoffs, and regulatory lapses. Former employees blame the CEO. By Jim Rendon Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images The voter-registration group once promoted by Taylor Swift has been wracked by resignations, layoffs, and regulatory lapses. Former employees think the CEO is to blame.

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What Are 7 Common Nonprofit Startup Costs?

GrantNews

Are you or someone you know considering taking the plunge to start a nonprofit? It can be intimidating to build something from the ground up, especially with all the likely hidden costs involved. For this reason, GrantWatch has listed below 7 of the most common nonprofit startup costs. While forming a nonprofit can be a long and stressful process, we hope this list brings some clarity to what costs you will need to set aside to adequately fund your nonprofit venture.

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Gen Z Donors Giving In Their Own Way, New Data Shows

The NonProfit Times

The estimated 70 million Americans who belong to Generation Z show a promising commitment to the values of giving and generosity. This is underscored by the 84% of them who support charitable causes in some way and the 59% who do so through donations. This next generation is reshaping the giving landscape in ways predictably reflective of their status as digital natives while rallying around priority causes like social justice and climate change.

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Gen Z Donors Are Coming. Here's What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A new report looks at how young donors like to give and how nonprofits are engaging them By Emily Haynes Getty Images Although members of Generation Z are still far from their prime giving years, it's never too soon for fundraisers to learn how to attract their support.

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California Amends Digital Fundraising Regulation

NonProfit PRO

California recently amended a law regulating digital fundraising platforms. Here are some of the changes nonprofits should look out for.

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Is Your Nonprofit Ready for a Rebrand?

GrantNews

Question: Is your nonprofit ready for a rebrand? Occasional rebranding is important to consider in today’s fast-changing world. Everything moves so fast and attention spans certainly aren’t getting any longer. Sometimes, a nonprofit needs to reevaluate what is or isn’t working. Small changes can go a long way in revamping a nonprofit’s image.

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Grow Or Stagnate?: Nurturing A Growth Mindset

The NonProfit Times

By Olga Moshinsky Woltman “The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.” – Carol Dweck It is a truth universally acknowledged that employees who are motivated to continuously learn and grow will be the ones to take on new challenges, innovate, and problem-solve. The concept of growth mindset, developed by psychologist Carol Dweck, is described as a belief that our abilities and intelligence can be developed and impro

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MacKenzie Scott and the Case for giving to Very Small Nonprofits Like Mine.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Ninety-two percent of organizations — including the one I lead — have budgets of less than $1 million and know what their communities need most. But Scott and others make it impossible for us to get needed funds. By Sneha Dave Ninety-two percent of organizations — including the one I founded — have budgets of less than $1 million and know what their communities need most.

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Are Donors Even Reading Your Emails? 13 Pro Tips to Help You Write Better Emails

Veritus Group

Recently on our team Slack channel, our coaches shared that we send a lot of these tips to our clients about how to write an effective email, so I thought it would be a great resource to share them here so they’re all in one place for your easy reference. Here are some of our […] The post Are Donors Even Reading Your Emails? 13 Pro Tips to Help You Write Better Emails appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Gift Acceptance Policies: Templates and FAQs for Nonprofits

Double the Donation

Gift acceptance policies are an essential but easily overlooked part of nonprofit management. You won’t miss them until you need them, and then you’ll wish you’d created them earlier!

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How to Build a Better Nonprofit Budget in Less Time and with Less Stress

Blackbaud

Like a good recipe, your nonprofit budget requires high-quality ingredients, easy-to-follow steps, and a knowledgeable cook or two to put it together. Without those, it can be a struggle just to make a plate of spaghetti. But when you have all the pieces—accurate data, a clear process, and a finance team to put it together—you can make a three-course meal look easy.

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Opponents as Allies: The Thorny Proposition of a First-of-Its-Kind Foundation Gathering

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Grant makers at the National Council on Foundations annual meeting consider how to find the common ground to build broader coalitions for efforts in education, the environment, health, and more. By Drew Lindsay Chicago Council on Foundations Wendy Feliz, left, with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation; Ali Noorani, of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Layla Zaidane, from Future Caucus; and Bob Dold, from Forbes Tate Partners; participate in a panel during the Council on Foundation’s ann

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10 Tips to Thank and Retain Your Donors

NonProfit PRO

Nothing should be more personal and passionate than thanking donors. Here are 10 lessons that are essential to retaining and upgrading donors.

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The Latest Recurring Donations Trends You Need to Know

Gail Perry Group

[link] By Abby Jarvis, Senior Content Marketing Manager, Neon One You’ve probably seen the headlines about individual giving going down. As nonprofit organizations experience the growing trend of donors dropping away, we are finding that donor retention is more important than ever. But here’s a bright spot: A growing number of people are choosing to make recurring donations to nonprofits.

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Podcast: Unlocking the Power of Donor-Advised Funds and Community Foundations

Capital Campaign Pro

Season 3, Episode 57 In this episode, Andrea Kihlstedt, co-founder of Capital Campaign Pro, delves into the intriguing world of donor-advised funds and community foundations, breaking down their complexity and revealing how they can be a game-changer for your fundraising efforts. With guest expert Laura Young, a former vice president at the Maine Community Foundation […] The post Podcast: Unlocking the Power of Donor-Advised Funds and Community Foundations appeared first on Capital Campaig

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Expiring Tax Breaks, Charitable Giving, and What’s At Stake for Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Proposed changes to the tax code will significantly reduce donations, the author argues, spelling trouble for charities. By Jack Salmon Victoria Valdivia, Hans Lucas, AFP, Getty Images Proposed changes to the tax code will significantly reduce donations, the author argues, spelling trouble for charities.

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4 Ways to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s Great Content

NonProfit PRO

There is more competition than ever for your audience's attention. Here's how to amplify your organization's content to grab their attention.

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Do You Need Both Revenue AND Aspirational Goals in Major Gifts?

Veritus Group

We recommend setting an aspirational goal that will help you imagine the possibility of asking for a larger gift. The post Do You Need Both Revenue AND Aspirational Goals in Major Gifts? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Closing racial wealth gaps with community land trusts 

Candid

While the debate around the politics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and social impact investing goes on, the fact remains that there is a yawning racial wealth gap in the United States. Estimates vary, but the median household net worth of white families is about seven times that of Black families and five times that of Latinx families. This concentration of wealth in smaller and smaller corners of the U.S. economy creates immediate and long-term economic and social challenges that

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When a Warm Glow Isn't Enough: Donors Respond to Tokens of Appreciation, Research Says

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

When people who aren’t already deeply motivated by a cause know they’ll get something in return, they are more likely to donate. By Rasheeda Childress Getty Images When people who aren’t already deeply motivated by a cause know they’ll get something in return, they are more likely to donate, the research found.

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3 Grammar Rules You Can’t Break in Fundraising Copy (and Some That You Can)

NonProfit PRO

Good copywriting is informal and conversational, which helps engage donors. However, there are three rules that must not be broken.

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Four Data-Driven Principles for Better Board Performance

Center for Effective Philanthropy

The post Four Data-Driven Principles for Better Board Performance appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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Exciting Announcement: Popular Live Workshop Now Available On-Demand!

CharityHowTo

Nonprofit Professionals Rejoice! Our Most-Requested Workshop is Now Accessible Anytime, Anywhere.

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A Trip to Alabama, Lessons about Race, and the Payoffs of Out-of-the Box Grants

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Visiting the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice helped grantees better understand America’s history of racial injustice while promoting empathy and awareness. By Anne Marie Burgoyne Equal Justice Initiative Steel monuments display the names of those killed in racial-terror lynchings between 1877 and 1950 at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala.

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Round 1 Applications Are Now OPEN!

NonProfit PRO

The 2024 IMAGINE Grant cycle is now open. Whether your organization is looking for Momentum to Modernize, eager to Go Further, Faster, or innovate as a Pathfinder, round one submissions are due by 11:59PM EDT on June 3, 2024. Visit the submission portal today to download guidelines, review criteria for evaluation, and submit your proposal!

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The Blended Gift Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Planned Giving

Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small. Sun Tzu Tweet It’s time to think about major gifts beyond the checkbook. MajorGifts.com defines a blended gift as “one that includes an outright commitment as well as a planned gift.” To fully empower our donors, fundraisers must consider the long-term within the major giving sphere.

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What the Music of Taylor Swift Can Teach Us About Great Philanthropy

Center for Effective Philanthropy

Taylor Swift’s music, while unsparingly inward in its focus, is also about outward change — which, for philanthropy, is the ultimate goal.

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A Really Tough Job: Nonprofit CEOs Work to Make Their Roles More Manageable

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Ben Gose James Heimer for The Chronicle 96% of the leaders in the Chronicle's exclusive survey report a high level of job satisfaction. But the demands are relentless. Plus, see the rest of our May issue, posted online today.

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A Conversation to Guide Your Generative AI Journey

NonProfit PRO

Being a nonprofit leader is different than being a leader in the private sector. The role comes with a unique set of challenges – and that was before the insurgence of Generative AI tools can capabilities. The team at AWS for Nonprofits exists to support the unique needs of nonprofit leaders like you. From security, to digital experience, to charting your Generative AI journey, your AWS Account Executive (a free resource) exists to support you.

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