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How to write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck

Hands-On Fundraising

You’ve been working hard on that last campaign. And now, you have new gifts! After the celebration, you begin to wonder. How can you write a thank you that works? Where do you start? Here’s my quick thank you letter how-to First, a confession: I used to write rote, boring, perfunctory thank you letters. And […] The post How to write a thank you letter when you’re feeling stuck appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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The PEN America Crisis, Free Speech, and the Future of Big Tent Organizations

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Foundations that fund organizations focused on free speech and bridging ideological divides must ask themselves which ideas are worth defending. By Joel Simon Christopher Smith, Invision, AP Protestors gather outside the PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Foundations that fund organizations focused on free speech and bridging ideological divides must ask themselves which ideas are worth defending.

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Empathy Among Young Americans on the Rise

NonProfit PRO

A new study found that empathy among young Americans has almost increased to levels seen in the 1970s, as well as other empathy trends.

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Bike Safety Matters: Tips and Resources for National Bike Month

GrantNews

Bike safety awareness is needed now, more than ever. Why, you ask? The number of deaths from bicycle incidents increased 16% in 2020 and 44% in the last 10 years, from 873 in 2011 to 1,260 in 2020, according to Injury Facts. However, there are programs and services available to help those statistics improve. Organizations that offer bike safety awareness have been noted to make a sizable impact in their communities.

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Prioritizing Grants Management: An Unsung Key to Effective Funding

Center for Effective Philanthropy

An effective grants management team can serve as one proxy for the strength of relationships that a funder has with its grant partners.

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Successful Grant Seeking Starts with a Strategic Plan

Grants Plus

In this robust but competitive grant seeking market, what will set some organizations apart? The answer lies not in the proposals themselves but in what precedes them: a thorough and thoughtful strategic plan. The post Successful Grant Seeking Starts with a Strategic Plan appeared first on Grants Plus.

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Tipping the Scales: Revealing the Impact of Fundraising Platform Tipping on Transparency and Donor Trust

GiveSmart

Let’s talk tipping. Do you find yourself tipping more nowadays than ever before? From the dry cleaners to the florist to the local coffee shop, digital tipping is on the rise. But what about tipping on a free fundraising platform? Online fundraising platforms offer a valuable way for nonprofits to raise funds, with a few providing free fundraising technology.

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Blue Avocado Presents: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Fiscal Sponsorships – Live Q&A

Blue Avocado

Thursday, July 25, 2024, at 11 am PT; 2 pm ET (60 min.) A free webinar for the nonprofit sector. Many nonprofits utilize a fiscal sponsor to provide them with fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other administrative services when they may not yet be recognized as tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Understanding the benefits and limitations of fiscal sponsorships is an important step towards deciding if this arrangement is appropriate for your nonprofit.

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Fundraiser Surplus | Ideas to Spend Your School's Remaining Funds | Blog

Booster

You’ve wrapped up your fundraiser—nice work—and it was a huge success! Not only did you meet your fundraising goal, but you exceeded it! So what do you do with that fundraiser surplus ? From making improvements to your school to building up morale to just plain celebrating, there are so many ways your extra funds can have a positive impact on your school community.

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Tools to make your digital content inclusive (and effective)

Future Fundraising Now

The good news: There are a ton of great tools that can help you make your digital content accessible and inclusive. The bad news: well-designed accessible content is still uncommon. Too many content creators just aren’t paying attention to this. That includes many nonprofits. Even those whose mission includes promoting accessibility! Here are some excellent tools to improve your fundraising.

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Effective Strategies for a Successful School Fundraising Event

Big Fundraising Ideas

Effective Strategies for a Successful School Fundraising Event Blog Summary: Planning a successful school fundraising event involves more than just gathering donations. This comprehensive guide walks you through every step to ensure your fundraiser is a hit. This blog starts by defining SMART goals and forming a capable and enthusiastic committee. It then covers crucial aspects such as budgeting, choosing the right fundraiser, and effectively marketing your event.

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Busting 4 Myths About Millennial Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Fundraisers struggle to approach millennials for support. Here are some prevalent myths about this demographic I've seen in my work.

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PTA vs PTO vs PACs: What Are They and How Do They Differ?

DoJiggy

PTAs, PTOs, and PACs Power School Fundraising Campaigns with DoJiggy Parent and teacher organizations play a pivotal role in supporting schools through various initiatives, with fundraising being a primary focus. Although similar in many respects, these groups, including the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO), and Parent Advisory Councils (PAC), hold distinct identities and operational frameworks.

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Divesting University Endowments: Easier Demanded Than Done

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Information about endowment holdings is hard to find, and universities may not always be free to divest them. By Todd L. Ely A University of Oregon protest against the Israel-Hamas war in April Information about endowments holdings is hard to find, and universities may not always be free to divest them.

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