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Want better fundraising results? Rethink your team

Hands-On Fundraising

Fundraising results depend on the whole organization You might know that I spent a good number of years working for regional theaters. It’s where my nonprofit career began. And theater is still close to my heart. But over the years – whether in my first theater, where I managed the box office, or in subsequent […] The post Want better fundraising results?

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Leaping Clairity Click-it: Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

This week, before we get to all the resources I’ve curated to help you do great work, these questions from the always sage Seth Godin bear your consideration. Direct questions worth answering For everyone on the team… Do you care enough to do great work? Can we agree on what great work looks like? When the world changes, do we have a process to redefine great work?

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Nonprofit Radio for February 19, 2024: Frustrations & Opportunities With Jay Frost

Tony Martignetti

Jay Frost: Frustrations & Opportunities With Jay Frost Jay returns to share his reflections on four decades in the nonprofit community. There are things he’d like to see us doing better, that the sector has been talking about for many years. But they haven’t changed much. Yet he remains optimistic, so he recognizes the brighter … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for February 19, 2024: Frustrations & Opportunities With Jay Frost → Jay Frost: Frustrations & Opportunities Wit

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Are You Following the Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat formula?

Ann Green's Nonprofit

You may be familiar with the Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat formula in fundraising. If not, you should be. Organizations that follow that tend to be more successful. Many organizations just practice Ask, Ask, Ask. If that’s the case for you, are you raising the money you need? Because what’s most important is to thank and report before you ask for another donation.

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“Crystal Ball” for 2024: How will the Stock Market Impact Grant Funding

Millionaire Grant Lady

Let’s look at a foundation grant prediction for 2024. The past few years has been a wild ride on the stock market. It is impacting everything from retirement accounts to college savings accounts. And yes, the ups and downs of the stock market are also impacting foundation grants. This is the first of a six-part series on 2024 predictions for foundation giving.

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The Role of Artificial Intelligence in Major Gift Fundraising

Clairification

What if you had a new strategy for building the types of committed, transformative relationships with donors necessary to build, nurture and sustain a meaningful major gift fundraising program? Most nonprofits know how important a major gifts strategy can be to their overall survival. After all, the 80-20 rule is more than alive and well in fundraising , with 80 to 95% of donor dollars often coming from as few as 5 to 20% of an organization’s donors.

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Futurism Is Having a Moment in Post-Pandemic Foundation Strategy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Forecasting tools can help foundations prepare for climate and demographic change, emerging technologies, and threats to democracy. By Eden Stiffman Forecasting tools can help foundations prepare for climate and demographic change, emerging technologies, and threats to democracy.

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6 Exceptional Nonprofit Trends for 2024

NonProfit PRO

To learn more about what’s happening in the nonprofit sector, here's a sneak peek at NonProfit PRO's “40 Nonprofit Trends of 2024.

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Three Thought-Provoking Questions to Ask Your Leadership Team

Gail Perry Group

Make your fundraising efforts more effective by asking yourself these honest and critical questions. Discover new opportunities for growth.

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Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders: Combating the absence of trust 

Candid

A group of concerned nonprofit leaders in the Washington, D.C. area have been discussing a disconcerting trend: Black women and Black gender-expansive nonprofit leaders are leaving their positions, some exiting the nonprofit sector altogether. Those conversations led to the Washington Area Women’s Foundation ’s (WAWF) report Thrive As They Lead: Advancing the Infrastructure to Support Black Women Leaders in the D.C.

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Ukraine is Facing an Education Crisis. Here’s How Philanthropy Can Help.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Investing in programs for children has immediate benefits and should be a focus of grant-making strategies in Ukraine. By Justin van Fleet Investing in programs for children has immediate benefits and should be a focus of grant-making strategies in Ukraine.

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4 Techniques to Improve Nonprofit Email Response

NonProfit PRO

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization's fundraising emails by spotlighting impact goals. Here are four tips to get started, and stand out from the crowd.

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Foundations Are Mostly Staying the Course in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Affirmative Action Rulings

Center for Effective Philanthropy

The post Foundations Are Mostly Staying the Course in Response to U.S. Supreme Court Affirmative Action Rulings appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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Beyond efficiency: A human-first AI adoption strategy

Candid

When we first started researching the use of AI in nonprofit organizations, we described the key benefit of AI as the “dividend of time.” As we wrote in The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human-Centered in an Age of AI , when used responsibly , AI can help nonprofit staff reduce the countless hours they spend doing labor-intensive and often energy-draining tasks—so they can focus instead on mission-critical work.

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How Letting a Super Supporter Take the Reins Helped a College Raise Money, Reach New Donors

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The donor organized an interactive mystery play to teach people about public health — and she invited people in her network to take part. By Rasheeda Childress Tristen Menichetti An interactive mystery production called the Puzzling Plague was performed three nights late last year and raised $21,000 for the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health The donor organized an interactive mystery play to teach people about public health — and she invited people in her network to t

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Recurring Giving Revolution: 10 Proven Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Whether you're just getting started with recurring giving initiatives, or you've already embarked on the recurring giving revolution, you'll want to keep this list handy to help guide you with great ways to optimize your recurring giving program to thrive and achieve sustainable, long-term success! This guide serves as a blueprint to ignite recurring giving and create a lasting impact for your cause.

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Get on the Path to Earning Grants: 10 Grant Research Tools

Double the Donation

From recurring donors to annual fundraisers to merchandise sales, the more income streams your nonprofit has, the more financially secure your organization will be. The key source of revenue that can bring in reliable funding year after year is grants. Grant funding amounts and requirements vary wildly as every grantmaking organization has their own unique application process.

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How to Fundraise with AI for Nonprofits

Qgiv

As technology evolves, there are new ways nonprofits like yours can take advantage of advancements to save time and raise more money. At the forefront of these new technologies is artificial intelligence (AI). AI for nonprofits can be a real game changer in the fundraising landscape. From navigating donor data to finding the most effective ways to communicate, AI for fundraising can be applied to many aspects of your organization to help lift some of the burden of changing the world.

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Iconiq Impact Awards $56 Million Through Its Education and Economic Mobility Co-Lab

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Abraham Sculley Students attend an Active Minds Speakers event at Sam Houston University. Active Minds works to expand access to mental health care for students. Also, the DeVos Family Foundation has split $50 million among three pediatric-health organizations in Michigan, and Pfizer gave $15 million to the American Cancer Society to address racial disparities in cancer care.

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Nonprofit Study Reveals Demand for Programs and Services Alongside Ongoing Concerns

NonProfit PRO

FORVIS published its annual national nonprofit study, revealing that 71% of nonprofits had increased demands for their programs and services in 2023, resulting in waitlist increases and delays.

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Podcast: Unlocking Donor Insights: Decoding “Don’t Want to Meet” Signals

Capital Campaign Pro

Season 3, Episode 46 In this episode, hosts Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt dissect the enigmatic message when donors express reluctance to meet. Through candid anecdotes and strategic insights, they unveil the layers beneath such responses and offer actionable steps for fundraisers. Discover why a “no” doesn’t equate to rejection and learn how to navigate […] The post Podcast: Unlocking Donor Insights: Decoding “Don’t Want to Meet” Signals appeared

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How the Kiwanis Club of Woodland Boosted Their Membership with WildApricot – Case Study

Wild Apricot

WildApricot has proven to be a transformative tool for the Kiwanis Club of Woodland, empowering the team to build a stronger online presence, streamline financial transactions, and greatly enhance communication.

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Foundation Leaders Consider Next Steps as Race-Based Grants Are Tested in Court

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A new study finds that the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling has not significantly changed how grant makers support programs focused on race. By Alex Daniels A new study finds that the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling has not significantly changed how grant makers support programs focused on race.

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Top 30 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Programs Continue Streak of Year-Over-Year Growth

NonProfit PRO

With the third year of growth since the pandemic halted in-person gatherings, the nonprofit sector’s top peer-to-peer fundraising programs continued their rebound in 2023.

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“I Don’t Need to Be Held Accountable!”

Veritus Group

If you're going to succeed in major gift fundraising, you need someone to help you stay focused and accountable to your goals. The post “I Don’t Need to Be Held Accountable!” appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Three thought-provoking questions to ask your leadership team.

Gail Perry Group

Make your fundraising efforts more effective by asking yourself these honest and critical questions. Discover new opportunities for growth.

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Rep. Dan Kildee Will Become CEO of Community Foundation of Greater Flint

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Courtesy Dan Kildee Dan Kildee is set to lead the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Plus, the American Alliance of Museums has named its first Black woman leader, and Tanuja Dehne is departing after five years at the helm of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

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How to Leverage AI to Enhance Major Gift Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Artificial intelligence is particularly exciting for major gift fundraising. Here's how you can use AI to boost your fundraising success.

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Breaking Down Silos Between Grants and Development

Fundraising HayDay

Grant writing, just like fundraising, is very relational. The truth is that people give to people. This is why we are talking to Kara D. Mostowy, CFRE, GPC , Chief Development Officer of The Watson Institute [link]. We are working to break down the silos between fundraisers and grant professionals. The more we can work together, the better we can fund the good work of our organizations.

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How to run a successful grant writing program

Professional Grant Writers

Grant writing success is the unicorn of the nonprofit world. Any experienced grant writer knows well the frustrations, struggles, and challenges that come. The post How to run a successful grant writing program appeared first on Professional Grant Writer.

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Giving to Colleges Was Down 5% in 2023, Even as Very Large Gifts Increased

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Haynes Higher-education institutions raised a total of $58 billion in the last financial year, according to a new survey.

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Report: Support Up After Record Inflation, But Relevancy of Racial Equity Declined

NonProfit PRO

The "2024 Foundation Operations and Management Report" showed that financial support was up, but racial equity became less of a priority.

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Why Most Fundraising Is Ineffective

Veritus Group

Want to know the major reasons why most fundraising is ineffective or failing? It all comes down to these management practices. The post Why Most Fundraising Is Ineffective appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Your leadership style is impacting your fundraising

The Fundraising Coach

In our most recent nonprofit leadership study , we looked at how different leadership styles affected a nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy. We chose four styles that had a large body of academic research behind them: servant leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, and transactional leadership. Servant Leaders Most Consistently Associated with Growing Philanthropy The researchers defined a culture of philanthropy as one in which both the CEO/Executive Director and