Sat.Mar 09, 2024 - Fri.Mar 15, 2024

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4 Keys to Raise Money in Today’s Attention-Sucking Nonprofit Jungle

Clairification

Wondering where fundraising is heading in our highly networked, overly saturated, noisy-as-all-get-out post-digital revolution world? A world that’s really a jungle, with so much competition for attention — for-profits, other nonprofits, socially conscious businesses, political campaigns, friends, and family? Your mantra can no longer simply be about “creating awareness.

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7 more quick tips to improve your donor communications

Hands-On Fundraising

Do your donor communications need a few quick tips? Improve your donor communications… I know. I just wrote about this. But there’s a bit more… and if you’re like me, more ideas are hard to resist. You’ve probably heard you should write fast and edit slowly. And so you should. But how do you turn […] The post 7 more quick tips to improve your donor communications appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Are You Missing Out On Opportunities To Engage With Your Donors?

Ann Green's Nonprofit

I recently finished tallying last year’s donations for our taxes. Always a fun task. Going through all the donation letters and emails triggered a few insights I’d like to share. Chances are, you’re missing out on opportunities to engage with your donors. Sending a yearly donation summary is very helpful Most of the gifts I make are monthly donations and organizations that sent a summary of all those gifts made it so much easier for me.

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Nonprofit Radio for March 11, 2024: Election Year Activities

Tony Martignetti

Gene Takagi: Election Year Activities In this presidential election year, everything related to politics is prohibited, right? Not so fast. It’s not that simple. There are actions you can take, including lobbying on ballot measures. As long as you follow the rules. There’s no one better to explain those rules than Gene Takagi, our … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for March 11, 2024: Election Year Activities → Gene Takagi: Election Year Activities In this presidential election yea

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Why Would a Donor Give to Your Charity?

Clairification

What gets donors going? The heart, not the head. “ People do not give to the most urgent needs, but rather they support causes that mean something to them.” This is the finding from a report done by the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy at the University of Kent: “ How Donor Choose Charities.” They begin their study from the widely-accepted premise that charities exist primarily to help needy people and the desire to meet needs is a key criterion in the selection of charitable benef

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Four Staff Recruitment Strategies to Decrease Nonprofit Turnover

Pamela Grow

Recruiting and retaining staff can feel like scaling a mountain. Even when you think you’ve gotten closer to the summit, you most likely still have one or two more positions to fill or may even face staff turnover. Recruitment challenges have been listed as one of the upcoming trends to look out for in 2024. This is no surprise as recruiting talented staff involves making your organization stand out in a competitive market and maintaining clear expectations, which is an area of improvement for m

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“Crystal Ball” Grant Predictions for 2024: Grant Writers Impact

Millionaire Grant Lady

This is the fourth of a six-part series on 2024 grant predictions. If you missed part 1 , 2 or 3 , you can still check them out here. In this series, Millionaire Grant Lady and Associates are sharing our insights into foundation giving. These predictions are based on the most up-to-date information available as well as our in-the-trenches work with our nonprofits.

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How to Write a Super Set of Nonprofit Bylaws: Part 1

GrantNews

When it comes to your nonprofit, there’s always so much to do! And if you’re thinking about starting a new nonprofit, there’s even more. That’s why, here at GrantWatch , we try to help our readers navigate the process as much as possible. Today, and over the next three weeks, we will dive into an incredibly essential topic: nonprofit bylaws.

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Four Staff Recruitment Strategies to Decrease Nonprofit Turnover

Pamela Grow

Recruiting and retaining staff can feel like scaling a mountain. Even when you think you’ve gotten closer to the summit, you most likely still have one or two more positions to fill or may even face staff turnover. Recruitment challenges have been listed as one of the upcoming trends to look out for in 2024. This is no surprise as recruiting talented staff involves making your organization stand out in a competitive market and maintaining clear expectations, which is an area of improvement for m

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Essential Insights from a Veteran Nonprofit Attorney: 3 Things Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know in 2024

CharityHowTo

Wondering what 2024 will bring for your nonprofit? Our friends at Charitable Allies have outlined three things you need to know in 2024 to ensure your nonprofit thrives. 1. Nonprofit Leader Tip #1: Having multiple sources of income for your nonprofit is more important than ever. It’s no secret: many nonprofits have struggled to have stable sources of funding after the pandemic.

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The Push for Payback: Robert Wood Johnson and 80 Other Foundations Make a Case for Reparations

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A philanthropic movement to redefine reparations aims to advance policy changes in public health, education, criminal justice, and business development. By Alex Daniels NJISJ Ryan P. Haygood, president and CEO of the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, speaks at the launch event of the New Jersey Reparations Council in June 2023. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and its grantees haven't abandoned the push for cash-based reparations.

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Honoring Our Good Samaritans

GrantNews

Most of us are familiar with the term Good Samaritan. But how often do we think about the meaning? A Good Samaritan is someone who is helpful to someone in distress; it’s a person who shows kindness to strangers and loved ones alike. There is even something known as The Good Samaritan Law. Good Samaritan laws grant liability protection to folks who offer reasonable assistance to those who are hurt, sick, in danger, or otherwise incapacitated.

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Your Cheat Sheet to Better Grant Budgeting & Financial Reporting

AmpliFund

In our recent webinar, I detailed ways to improve grant budgeting and ease financial reporting. With only 20 minutes to share this, we moved through some critical best practices fairly quickly. Here’s a cheat sheet of some of what we covered, but I encourage you to view the recording to gather all the insights and best practices. Key considerations for your budget planning process: Strong financial planning in the early grant stages sets the stage for successful program implementation and report

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Rethink, reuse, and repurpose: How to create more social media content with less work

Candid

Creating a consistent supply of social media content for a nonprofit is hard. Unless you work for an animal shelter with cute puppies or a museum with extensive collections you can photograph as needed, it can be a challenge. At Candid, we don’t have cute animals, we don’t have historical collections, and we can’t even capture the work that we do because it’s primarily digital.

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Nonprofit CFOs Are in High Demand and Short Supply

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The hiring crunch is taking place as fewer students choose to major in accounting and pursue finance careers. Nonprofit CFO work has also become more complex and demanding. By Eden Stiffman The hiring crunch is taking place as fewer students choose to major in accounting and pursue finance careers. Nonprofit CFO work has also become more complex and demanding.

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Facebook Down? Happily Unplugged: Digital Detox For Your Mental Health

GrantNews

Our society may be overly dependent on the internet. The events of March 5th, 2024 showed us that. There was a tangible panic in the air during the widespread Facebook and Instagram outage which affected over half a million users last Tuesday morning. Many got calls from loved ones in distress: a perfect example of the high anxiety and mental stress levels the outage caused.

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How To Create the Best Volunteer Survey + Creative Questions To Try!

Wild Apricot

Running a volunteer survey gives you key data about your volunteers' wants and experiences. Read our volunteer questionnaire examples plus 9 top tips!

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Nonprofit Fundraising: Are You Choosing the Right Grants?

Blue Avocado

Tips for reviewing your nonprofit’s grant prospects. One of the questions I’m often asked is: “How do I find grants?” But I don’t hear the more important question: “How do I know the grant is right for me?” Grant funding is great, but often comes with requirements such as financial tracking of the award, measuring the program, reporting to the funder, and more — so look before you leap !

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Where Billionaires, Celebrities, and the NFL Go When They Want to Support Vets

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Bob Woodruff Foundation has drawn praise — and millions in funding — from Craig Newmark, MacKenzie Scott, and Bruce Springsteen. By Sara Herschander The Bob Woodruff Foundation has drawn praise — and millions in funding — from Craig Newmark, MacKenzie Scott, and Bruce Springsteen.

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What your AI Assistant Hears: How Confidential Is Your Conversation?

Veritus Group

Before applying AI to fundraising strategies, non-profits need to carefully consider their policies to protect sensitive data. The post What your AI Assistant Hears: How Confidential Is Your Conversation? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Make A Difference with Great Entertainment

NonProfit PRO

DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS understands the drive of nonprofits. We’ve tailored an exclusive TV offer for you, ensuring you have access to the best in news, sports and entertainment. As you navigate your mission, let us elevate your experience. With DIRECTV, it’s more than entertainment—it’s about making a difference.

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How to get started with grant writing

Professional Grant Writers

Nonprofits often view grant writing as an inevitable part of running a nonprofit. As soon as that 501(c)(3) letter arrives from the IRS, The post How to get started with grant writing appeared first on Professional Grant Writer.

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How Transparent Philanthropy Can Liberate Billions of Dollars — and Do More Good

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By sharing knowledge and data, grant makers can make their giving more accessible, equitable, and — crucially — effective. By Kevin McPherson, Pooja Wagh, Peter B. Kaufman, and Jeff Ubois Getty Images By sharing knowledge and data, grant makers can make their giving more accessible, equitable, and — crucially — effective.

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Helpful Ways to Measure and Optimize Your Nonprofit’s Performance

Blackbaud

Unless you measure your nonprofit’s performance, it’s impossible to know where you are succeeding and where you need to focus future efforts. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to measuring performance, but every successful fundraising team should have the ability to assess and refine its data. The goal is then to turn those data insights into actionable tasks.

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How to Keep Every Member of Your Organization Connected to the Strategic Plan

NonProfit PRO

Each member of your organization must be connected to the strategic plan in a way that affects their work everyday. Here's how to do this.

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Podcast: Unveiling the Quiet Phase: Strategies for Success in Capital Campaigns

Capital Campaign Pro

Season 3, Episode 48 In this episode, Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt delve into the often misunderstood quiet phase of fundraising campaigns. Contrary to its name, the quiet phase doesn’t mean complete silence. Instead, it’s a strategic period where organizations focus on soliciting major gifts while keeping the campaign goal discreet.

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Midlevel Donors Offer Fundraisers a Huge Opportunity Amid Declines in Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A new report found that 31 percent of such donors have made a bequest and 23 percent are considering it. By Rasheeda Childress A new report found that 31 percent of such donors have made a bequest and 23 percent are considering it.

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Latest sector news

Strategic Grants

Looking for the latest sector news? Catch up on what’s happening across the world of funding, philanthropy, and research with the latest updates from Team SG’s busy research team. Latest sector news NFPs need to work together to survive 2024 and beyond There are quite a few great examples given in this article to help Not-for-Profits (NFPS) think of new strategies for 2024.

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How Flexible Funding for Women’s Funds Can Shift the Paradigm

Center for Effective Philanthropy

The post How Flexible Funding for Women’s Funds Can Shift the Paradigm appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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5 Fundraising Measurement Mistakes to Avoid in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Here are five things not to do when measuring the performance of your online fundraising and marketing programs.

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After Pandemic Bump, Walk Fundraising Events Simmer; UK Charities Expected to Band Together to Battle ‘Cost of Giving Crisis’

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Rasheeda Childress Nonprofits that hold fundraising events should do more to get participants raising money, according to a new report from the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum.

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Leveraging AI in Major Gift Fundraising: A Game-Changer in Philanthropy

Blackbaud

Welcome to the artificial intelligence era. You might have noticed: AI is everywhere. You can barely go a day without hearing about ChatGPT or new AI tools, and for good reason—it’s reshaping our world and how we work in countless ways. The social sector and major gift fundraising are no exception. AI tools enable major gift officers to do more with their time by minimizing administrative tasks, helping with research, and drafting communications.

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How funders can avoid complexity in grant applications

Strategic Grants

The article ‘How funders can avoid complexity in grant applications’ first appeared in F&P (Fundraising & Philanthropy). In the philanthropic world, the quest to maximise impact and foster positive change is ongoing. F&P members – who stand at the forefront of this quest – recognise the pivotal role that grant funding plays in their organisations’ efforts to catalyse initiatives and community-centred efforts.

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Smart Recruitment Strategies for Smart Development Hires

NonProfit PRO

Hiring a new member of your development team is exciting. Here's how to recruit and retain fundraisers — the smart way.

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A Wisc. Ruling on Catholic Charities Raises the Bar for Religious Tax Exemptions

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The issue is over whether the group has to pay the state’s unemployment tax. By Todd Richmond, Associated Press MADISON, WISC. Todd Richmond/AP Exemptions that allow religious groups to avoid paying the state’s unemployment tax don't apply here because the organization’s on-the-ground operations aren't primarily religious, a divided court ruled.

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Let it Go: When to Move on from a Major Gift Prospect

Blackbaud

Seven contact attempts over six months, via at least two contact methods. This marks the end of the qualification road for one nonprofit organization. While this scenario represents a best practice for major donor portfolios, there is no one answer to the question of when to disqualify a prospect. The important point is to have a roadmap and a system in place for navigating it.

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Small Nonprofit Building Block Series: Tips for Staying Organized by Megan Campbell, MPA, GPC

Assel Grant Services

Staying on top of your grant projects doesn’t necessarily require fancy software or the newest technology. Data or donor management systems are excellent tools, but you only get out of them what you put in. Small organizations sometimes don’t have the staff capacity it takes to utilize all the features they offer. However, if you start organized, it’s much easier to stay organized no matter what system you are working with.

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