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Nonprofit Event Fundraising: They’ll Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

Clairification

In Part 1 we looked at establishing event goals and objectives; then determining if an event was the most efficient and effective way to achieve desired outcomes. In Part 2 we reviewed 4 top event planning tips. In this last article of a three-part series on event planning we’ll look specifically at how to make the event “stick” emotionally. 1.

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What keeps you up at night?

Hands-On Fundraising

Do any of these nonprofit fundraising challenges sound familiar? Does any of this sound familiar? I get it. That’s been me, for years, working with small to medium-sized nonprofits, and struggling to build a stronger donor base. Let’s look at some of the root problems that put you in this spot. Fundraising challenge: Starving for […] The post What keeps you up at night?

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Cornerstone Montgomery

RBW Strategy

Cornerstone Montgomery For over 50 years, Cornerstone Montgomery has served as a leading organization in the DC area as an independent, nonsectarian, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization with the capacity to serve more than 2,500 adults and transition-aged youth, specializing in the provision of comprehensive, community- and evidence-based mental health and co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder treatments and interventions.

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Which Pro-Democracy Initiatives Work? Philanthropy Has No Idea

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Clear answers will require investments in solutions-focused research — and an easily accessible evidence base. By Andrew J. Seligsohn Getty Images Clear answers will require investments in solutions-focused research — and an easily accessible evidence base.

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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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Forward Motion Clairity Click-it: Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

I just can’t stop taking inspiration from the inimitable Seth Godin. This week I’m inspired by a piece talking about things we can, and cannot, do. If something about your work (or personal life, for that matter) is keeping you up at night, ask yourself if it’s a problem you can address or a situation you can’t change. This should help you shift priorities to things capable of being accomplished.

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Association of American Medical Colleges

RBW Strategy

Association of American Medical Colleges The AAMC leads and serves the academic medicine community to improve the health of people everywhere. Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the AAMC is a not-for-profit association dedicated to transforming health through medical education, health care, medical research, and community collaborations.

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Melinda Gates's $12.5 Billion Separation Agreement Is a Windfall for Women's Causes

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The philanthropist said in her departure message that gender equality will be the focus of her new endeavors. By Alex Daniels and Stephanie Beasley AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Melinda French Gates could create one of the 10 biggest grant makers in the United States. While she is widely expected to devote billions to women’s causes, she has been undertaking other efforts that could be just as consequential for philanthropy.

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Why Are Grants a Good Idea?

GrantNews

Why are grants a good idea? Excellent question. As a nonprofit or small business, funding programs and projects can be a challenge. You may have heard of grants before, but maybe you’re not sure why the use of grant funding is a good idea for your organization to consider. In addition, you may wonder where you can find grants. Many organizations that search for grants use a grant search database.

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Boy Scouts Of America Rebrands To Scouting America

The NonProfit Times

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which in recent years has been rocked by declining participation, a coronavirus pandemic that limited in-person gatherings, sexual abuse litigation and Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for the national organization, is being rebranded. As of February 8, 2025, the Irving, Texas-based national organization will be known as Scouting America.

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Nevada Grant Lab

RBW Strategy

Nevada Grant Lab “A nonprofit corporation, started in 2020 with a vision to help nonprofits, local governments, and State agencies better access and maximize historically underutilized federal funding that can be used to build greater quality of life and opportunity for all Nevadans.” The organization does this by increasing the amount of capacity building, grant services, and data/engagement/policy services provided with a curated pool of consultants who support nonprofit organizations througho

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How to Create a Culture of Fundraising on Your Board

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Lisa Schohl Getty Images You shouldn’t assume trustees know how to raise money simply because they joined your board, experts say. Here are nine ways to build a board that prioritizes fundraising — and help them succeed.

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Strange and Unusual Grant Funding Sources

GrantNews

Locating the correct grant funding sources can be a daunting task. Especially if you have a unique project or cause. In fact, it can sometimes feel like looking for a pin in a haystack full of…well, you know, other pins. What to do…what to do? If you have not considered grants, you will be happy to learn that they are a great way to secure funding.

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Can You Really Do More By Doing Less?

Veritus Group

Being busy isn't the same as being productive. Here's how to focus your work on the priorities that truly matter in fundraising. The post Can You Really Do More By Doing Less? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Tips from the Experts 

GiveSmart

Your volunteer fundraisers are invaluable assets to your organization’s mission. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a powerful tool because your supporters can see their impact on your mission in real time. With $126 as the average donation to a GiveSmart-powered P2P campaign, this strategy should be a part of your annual fundraising plans. We’ve brought together a panel of partners to share tips to help your organization better create these campaigns and engage your fundraising volunteers.

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5 Keys To Successful Executive Leadership Recruitment

The NonProfit Times

Recent studies have estimated that more than 75% of current nonprofit executives plan to retire from their positions during the next five to seven years. In addition, it is estimated that 10% of nonprofits expect to hire a new executive director. As a member of the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization, hiring your new executive director will be the most important responsibility you are likely to assume.

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Kataly Foundation and Bank of America Commit $84 Million for Community-Development Fund

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Getty Images A commitment by Kataly Foundation and Bank of America is supporting the Inclusiv Impact Deposits Fund to enable $100 million in lending through community-development credit unions. Also, Robin Hood gave $35 million to almost 100 nonprofit groups to increase financial stability for low-income residents of New York City, and $22 million will launch the GE Aerospace Foundation, which will develop a pipeline of engineers from a variety of backgrounds.

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Change Management for Grantmakers: The Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s Journey to Better Grantmaking

Blackbaud

In early 2022, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy began an organization-wide grants change management review. The goal was to become better grantmakers by completing a review of our practices, processes and forms. We incorporated learnings and feedback from grantee partners. We also ensured that we reflected industry best practices for funders and our own organizational values were embedded deeper into our grantmaking practices and partnerships.

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Free Download: 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends Report

NonProfit PRO

Prepare for where nonprofit technology is headed with Sage’s 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends report. While the industry’s landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and every nonprofit is distinct, there are shared challenges and aspirations among you and your peers. Stay ahead of the curve by leveraging the experiences and perspectives of hundreds of nonprofit industry leaders.

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Fundraising Consultant Fees: What Your Nonprofit Should Know

Aly Sterling Philanthropy

Fundraising consultant fees vary depending on your nonprofit’s project, but the benefits are priceless. Build an informed budget with the tips in this guide! The post Fundraising Consultant Fees: What Your Nonprofit Should Know first appeared on Aly Sterling Philanthropy.

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Melinda French Gates Resigns as Gates Foundation Co-Chair, 3 Years After Her Divorce From Bill Gates

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

She will receive $12.5 billion as part of her agreement with Gates, which she said would commit to future work focused on women and families. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press NEW YORK Christophe Ena/AP “The time is right for me to move forward into the next chapter of my philanthropy,” Melinda French Gates wrote in a statement. She will receive $12.5 billion as part of her agreement with Gates, which she said would commit to future work focused on women and families.

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Making the Switch: What For-Profit CFOs Need to Know About Nonprofit Accounting

Blackbaud

You worked your way up through the normal accounting roles. You cut your teeth on accounts payable and have managed more than your fair share of audits. You can run a profit and loss statement in your sleep. But you are tired of the for-profit world. You want to use your accounting skills for an organization that makes a difference. So, you apply for and land a role leading the finance team at a nonprofit.

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One Big Change to Make for Ethical Storytelling

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit client storytelling can often be a cringe-worthy topic. Instead, here's how to create content that supports clients.

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The Power of A Thank-A-Thon

Greater Giving

Thank-A-Thon: The Power of Saying Thank You to Donors What is a Thank-A-Thon? The Thank-A-Thon is the opposite of a fundraising campaign. It’s a dedicated effort to call all your supporters and express sincere gratitude for their contributions. There’s no ask, no sales pitch, just a heartfelt thank you. Setting Up Your Thank-A-Thon Choose the Right Time Schedule your Thank-A-Thon during a slow period in your calendar, away from fundraising events.

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Bitcoin Charity Lands $21 Million from Twitter Co-Founder

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Plus, UC Davis and MD Anderson Cancer Center are among other nonprofits that received big gifts. By Maria Di Mento Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey, creator and co-founder of Twitter, speaks at the Bitcoin 2021 Convention in Miami. His recent gift will go to support free and open-source software projects Plus, UC Davis and MD Anderson Cancer Center are among other nonprofits that received big sums.

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The Complete Email Marketing Guide For Nonprofits

CauseVox

Email marketing is a powerful tool to communicate with your current supporters, cultivate new relationships, and drive donations for your nonprofit. According to HubSpot , on average people receive 121 emails per day. And this year, we expect to see an average of over 361 billion emails sent per day! But, if you’re unfamiliar with using email to get your message out there, and helping it stand out, all of that talk about automation, segmenting, and A/B testing your subject line can be overwhelmi

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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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Uncorking the Success to Fundraising with Wine

Greater Giving

It’s official, National Wine Day is May, 25th , but fundraising with wine can take place year round. Whether you are focusing an entire event around wine, or looking to include a few fun wine-themed elements in your already successful fundraiser, there is an exact science to both creating the perfect bottle, and to using this expertly-crafted beverage to raise funds that support your mission.

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Men Behind the Doomsday Seed Vault in the Arctic Win World Food Prize

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The awardees said they hope the prize will enable them to push for hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for seed bank endowments. By Scott McFetridge, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa Heiko Junge/AP Two men who were instrumental in creating the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, above, are set to be honored as 2024 World Food Prize laureates.

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Seniors, Technology, and Wealth

Planned Giving

The 2024 Edition Viken Mikaelian with Patrick O'Donnell As long as technology has existed, there’s been a perception that seniors are not just slow to adopt it, but resistant to use it. The advent of the computer age in the 20 th Century thrust that perception into the spotlight as younger generations raced toward the digital age and older generations held back.

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Closing the Feedback Loop with Grantees: A Conversation with the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

Center for Effective Philanthropy

The post Closing the Feedback Loop with Grantees: A Conversation with the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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Beyond the Visual: Building a Compelling Brand

CauseVox

Understand how to craft a brand identity that speaks directly to the heart of your donor base. Humanizing your brand builds strong donor trust and loyalty. This session shares the process of blending visual coherence with authentic, consistent messaging that resonates with served communities, funders and other stakeholders. You’ll learn a holistic approach to incorporating brand strategy and strengthening your brand position organization wide.

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Marc Benioff Lunch Auction Raises $1.5M for Charity. Not Bad for First Year Without Warren Buffett

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

This is the first year that a meal with Benioff, Salesforce's chairman and CEO, was the prize of the auction, which benefits the Glide Foundation in San Francisco. OMAHA, Neb. Eric Risberg/AP The winner of a charity auction bid $200,100 for a private lunch with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, above, while also pledging to donate a total of $1.5 million to the California homeless charity that benefits from the auction This is the first year that a meal with Benioff, Salesforce's chairman and CEO was

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Study: Accounting for the Role of Gender is Critical to Maximizing Philanthropic Impact

NonProfit PRO

A new report by The Bridgespan Group shows that considering gender in philanthropic endeavors can accelerate the pace of progress.