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Becoming a fundraiser

Hands-On Fundraising

Have I ever told you how I became a fundraiser? I’m hesitant to share because I don’t often find myself interesting enough… But I think in this case, there were a few reasons why my first fundraising job became a career lasting decades. And I hope that’s useful to you. My first nonprofit job was […] The post Becoming a fundraiser appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Why Smart Nonprofits Focus on Growing Monthly Giving

Clairification

For at least the past seven years I’ve been actively encouraging nonprofits of all stripes to prioritize beginning or ramping up their monthly giving program. Not a lot of nonprofits were really leaning into this then. But, as much sense as it made then, it makes even more sense now. So, I’m going to ask you: How are you doing with this? Here’s why I’m asking.

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What Kind of Experience Are You Giving Your Donors?

Ann Green's Nonprofit

What kind of experience are you giving your donors when they interact with your organization? Is it good, bad, or somewhere in between? It’s important for you to look at things from their perspective, not yours. Let’s examine some of the different aspects of fundraising and donor communication to see what kind of experience you’re giving your donors.

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What the YMCA Taught Me About Community, Civil Society, and Democracy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The regular people who worked at my local Y showed me how everyday institutions can bridge divides and level the playing field. By Eboo Patel B.R. Ryall YMCA 6-8th grade campers from B.R. Ryall YMCA on a field trip to YMCA Camp MacLean in Burlington, Wisconsin. They participated in a team-building exercise where the campers were passed a hula hoop around the circle while holding hands.

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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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21 Useful Resources for Black Fundraisers and Black-Led Nonprofits

Capital Campaign Pro

To celebrate Juneteenth, we’ve assembled this list of resources for Black-Led nonprofits and African American fundraising professionals. Resources for Black Fundraisers and Black-Led Nonprofits According to Candid’s The state of diversity in the U.S. nonprofit sector report, which compiles data from 59,550 public charities that shared demographic data between July 2019 and January 2024, 24% […] The post 21 Useful Resources for Black Fundraisers and Black-Led Nonprofits appeared first

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Teacher Well-Being: Beyond Yoga and Pizza Parties

Blackbaud

It’s in the news and on your campus. Professional education associations are sounding the alarm. More teachers are leaving the profession, and the pipeline of new educators is shrinking. As schools of all kinds—public, private, K–12, and higher ed—struggle to recruit faculty, they must also work harder to retain them. Many cite burnout as the primary reason they are leaving the teaching profession, and in response, schools are trying to pivot and focus on the well-being of their faculty and stud

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Major Funders Bet Big on Rural America and 'Everyday Democracy'

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Takeaways from a new cross-ideological venture that plans to spend $50 million in philanthropy-starved regions: “No one is coming to do this work for us." By Drew Lindsay Courtesy of Sipp Culture Grocery stores near Utica, Miss., have closed, so residents came together with the nonprofit Sipp Culture to create a community farm and commercial greenhouse.

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5 Community-Building Tactics to Boost Donor Acquisition

NonProfit PRO

Use these cost-effective community-building tactics to boost donor acquisition and make new donors feel at home in your organization.

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Creative Nonprofit Fundraising: 12 Ideas for Your Next Fundraiser

GrantNews

Most nonprofit organizations keep a steadfast eye on funding. The need to secure funding is a constant focus. This need creates a challenge to think of innovative strategies to raise money. While individual and corporate donors are often invaluable sources of support, standing out in a crowded field of deserving causes requires a touch of creativity.

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Adopting a Mental Health Mindset Will Help Both Funders and Nonprofits Thrive

Center for Effective Philanthropy

You are exhausted, a next-level fatigue. Your body is so tired, but your mind can’t stop. It pings from what is right in front of you — grant deadlines, board […] The post Adopting a Mental Health Mindset Will Help Both Funders and Nonprofits Thrive appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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Arabella Founder Eric Kessler — Under Fire as 'Dark Money' Master — Talks About the Line Between Philanthropy and Politics

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The founder of the philanthropy consulting firm for left-leaning donors blames the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling for injecting billions of dollars into the political process. By Alex Daniels Courtesy of Arabella Advisors Eric Kessler, founder and former co-head of Arabella Advisors, a Washington, D.C.-based for-profit consulting company that advises left-leaning donors and nonprofits.

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5 Insights From the ‘GivingPulse Q1 2024 Report’

NonProfit PRO

GivingTuesday released its third GivingPulse report, which revealed trends in recurring donations, solicitation and more in Q1 2024.

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15 Grant Seeker Questions Answered by GrantWriterTeam

Grant Writer Team

Are you a grant seeker looking to hire a grant writer? GrantWriterTeam provides an easy-to-use platform for grant seekers to match with the perfect grant writer. Here are 15 of the most commonly asked grant seeker questions about our website to help you determine if our service is right for you! 1. What Does a Grant Writer Do? Grant writers are available for a range of services, not limited to: Finding federal, state & local grants Finding foundation grants and contracts Writing LOIs (Letter

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3 Things You Should Know About Nonprofit Financial Audits

re:Charity

Good financial health is essential to your nonprofit’s ability to grow and make a difference in the community. In addition to developing sound procedures for planning, reporting, and managing your organization’s. The post 3 Things You Should Know About Nonprofit Financial Audits appeared first on re: charity.

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Community Health Centers' New Crisis: The Need for Backup Power

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Unreliable power is a widespread problem for community health centers, which serve more than 30 million patients at 14,000 locations. By Gabriela Aoun Angueira, Associated Press HEALDSBURG, Calif. Nic Coury, AP Photo In May, Alliance Medical Center turned on a new rooftop solar and battery storage system that was paid for by humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief.

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MacArthur Accepting Applications for Single $100M Grant

NonProfit PRO

MacArthur is accepting applications for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.

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Podcast: Unlocking Donor Motivation: The Key to Successful Capital Campaigns

Capital Campaign Pro

Season 3, Episode 63 In this episode of All About Capital Campaigns, hosts Amy Eisenstein and Andrea Kihlstedt delve into the essential, yet often overlooked, aspect of fundraising: understanding why donors choose to give. They share examples of how understanding donors’ evolving interests and life events can guide how organizations interact with them, ensuring that […] The post Podcast: Unlocking Donor Motivation: The Key to Successful Capital Campaigns appeared first on Capital Cam

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Funders: Let’s Stop Making Nonprofits Choose Between Balanced Budgets and Burnout

Center for Effective Philanthropy

As I read the recent Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) report on the state of nonprofits, a familiar feeling settled in. The invisible lines between the findings began to form, […] The post Funders: Let’s Stop Making Nonprofits Choose Between Balanced Budgets and Burnout appeared first on The Center for Effective Philanthropy.

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A $50 Million Gift Will Help Underinsured Children Get Orthopedic Care

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Meyer and Renee Luskin’s donation will enable the Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children to further its patient care, research, and medical education programs. By Maria Di Mento Reed Hutchinson Meyer and Renee Luskin pledged $50 million to support the Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children’s work treating orthopedic conditions and injuries. The hospital primarily treats underinsured children and is associated UCLA’s health system.

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Postal Regulatory Commission Cautions USPS Against Pushing Price Hikes to Maximum Levels

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service’s price hike will move forward, but the Postal Regulatory Commission expressed concerns over rapid increases.

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Don’t Forget to Be a Human!

Veritus Group

Sometimes, the best way to connect (or reconnect) with your donor as a person is to bring your authentic self into the relationship. The post Don’t Forget to Be a Human! appeared first on Veritus Group.

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The Big DAF Gaffe

Planned Giving

With Brad Caswell A lot of donors are leaving undistributed assets in their DAFs — defeating the intent of a donor-advised fund. Last year, less than 23% of fund totals were distributed out of the nearly one and half million donor-advised funds in the U.S. Why aren’t donors giving more away? Donor-advised funds, or DAFS, are a giving vehicle that’s rapidly growing in popularity.

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Progress Is Won by Pursuing Justice, Not Waiting Patiently in Line

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Some in philanthropy say calls for equality are too divisive. Yet organized resistance led by Black Americans forged democracy’s greatest advancements. By Nwamaka Agbo VWPics via AP Images A Black Lives Matter protest outside the White House in June 2020. Philanthropy that aims to save democracy says calls for justice are too divisive. But organized resistance led by Black Americans forged democracy’s greatest advancements.

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2024 Nonprofit Trends Report

NonProfit PRO

The Community Brands Nonprofit Solutions 2024 Research Study shows successful, forward-thinking nonprofits are leading the change to improve and innovate. While organizations have many challenges to overcome, they are determined to capitalize on new opportunities and find unique ways to reach the communities they serve and achieve their missions. We surveyed 1,000 senior nonprofit leaders on topics like technology usage, sustainability, fundraising, automation, cloud technology, and more to unde

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Structural Inequalities: Boggy Bears and Afghans!

HSF House

Hello! You may be asking yourself… What is a boggy bear? Camp Boggy Creek states on their website “When our campers arrive at Camp Boggy Creek… they are greeted with their very own Boggy Bear and Afghan. Each bear and afghan are made with TLC and each one is unique, just like our campers. Groups from all around the United States get together to craft these comforting bears and twice a year, they converge at Camp to stuff the bears with fluff and love.

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Charity Golf Outing Tips from the Experts 

GiveSmart

More than one in three people over the age of five have played golf. With the average golf outing raising nearly $80,000, a charity golf outing may be a great opportunity fore your organization. We’ve brought together a panel of partners, who teed up tips to make your charity golf outings the perfect drive for your mission. We asked our panel, “ What fun, successful elements have you seen organizations add to their golf outings?

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A $150 Million Grant Will Strengthen Catholic Education in Northwest Indiana

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Big Shoulders Fund Students from the Diocese of Gary Catholic Schools in northwest Indiana, which is receiving support from the Dean and Barbara White Family Foundation. Plus, the Shubert Foundation awarded $40 million in unrestricted grants to 653 nonprofit arts and culture organizations, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust gave $15 million to remove 15 million pounds of floating plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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Study Finds P2P Walk/Run Programs Struggling With Staffing, Facebook Fundraiser Declines

NonProfit PRO

A study by Nuclavis found that peer-to-peer fundraising programs are struggling to activate fundraisers and retain past participants in 2024.

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A New Experience

HSF House

Hi everyone! Today I started my first day at the Alpaca farm. I have been trying new experiences every week and so far this might be my favorite one. The work mostly consists of feeding, walking, brushing the Alpacas, and taking care of the farm. I wake up at around 6:30 am so I can be at the farm at 8 am. The work goes on until 12 pm and then I have the rest of the day to myself.

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4 Strategies for Increasing Your In-Kind Donations

re:Charity

As a nonprofit professional, you know all about maximizing revenue for your organization. From acquiring recurring gifts to connecting with major donors to soliciting small business sponsorships, you’ve done it all. The post 4 Strategies for Increasing Your In-Kind Donations appeared first on re: charity.

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How a Grassroots Lahaina Fundraiser Found a Better Way to Help Fire Survivors

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Help Maui Rise fund has drawn praise for its transparency and a commitment to disbursing donations more equitably by using data. By Matthew Leonard, Honolulu Civil Beat HONOLULU (AP) Lindsey Wasson/AP Wilted palm trees line a destroyed property after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century destroyed a seaside community, in Lahaina, Hawaii, on Dec. 8, 2023.

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Building connections with funders as Black nonprofit leaders 

Candid

Research has shown that Black nonprofit leaders face unique challenges , particularly in securing adequate funding for their organizations. A study by Candid found that nonprofits with Black CEOs are more likely to have smaller revenues than those with white CEOs. Similarly, Cause Effective’s study Money, Power and Race: The Lived Experience of Fundraisers of Color sheds light on the systemic issues Black individuals encounter in fundraising.

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Evolve Your Print Strategy & Redirect Funds to Your Cause

NonProfit PRO

Explore how revolutionizing your print strategy can unlock valuable insights, streamline information capture, enhance security for your business and generate cost savings for your mission. Say goodbye to manual document processing and hello to a more efficient and secure way of managing your printing needs. View the eGuide today.

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