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Melinda French Gates Announces Where $1 Billion in New Funds Will Go to Help Women and Girls

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The philanthropist asked women leaders to take part in distributing some of the funds, and she's financing a competition to attract new ideas to improve female health worldwide. By Alex Daniels AMMAR ABD RABBO-POOL, SIPA, AP The philanthropist asked women leaders to take part in distributing some of the funds, and she's financing a competition to attract new ideas to improve female health worldwide.

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Candid Releases Report on Diversity in Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Candid released its "State of Diversity in the U.S. Nonprofit Sector" report, which found a lack of diversity in leadership roles, and more.

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The Exodus of Everyday Donors Is Bad for America. Here's How to Stop It.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The decline in charitable giving by average Americans threatens democracy. Among the solutions: pooled micro-donations, giving incentives, and a focus on the donor relationship. By Victoria Vrana Getty Images The decline in charitable giving by average Americans threatens democracy. Among the solutions: pooled micro-donations, giving incentives, and a focus on the donor relationship.

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Maximizing Impact: How to Leverage Generative AI in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Join us as we explore ways generative AI can be used in the nonprofit sector, including automating processes, improving efficiency, and generating new content and ideas. We’ll discuss best practices for the responsible and ethical use of AI as well as specific examples of generative AI in action within nonprofits.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Busting the Overhead Myth

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

How can nonprofits convince stakeholders to invest in capacity building? Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future. Building team capacity is not a one-time effort to improve short-term effectiveness, but a continuous improvement strategy toward the creation of a sustainable and effective organization.

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5 takeaways from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2023 data

Candid

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project ’s (FEP) Quarterly Fundraising Report analyzes year-to-date trends in fundraising from individual donors, based on sample data from GivingTuesday and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Growth in Giving database. Since Candid data is focused on institutional grantmaking, we thought we’d complement that data by highlighting FEP’s findings on individual giving.

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$100 Million for Equity: MacArthur’s New Big Bet and Mandate

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

For the first time in its 100&Change competition, grant applicants are required to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. By Alex Daniels Ryan Donnell, Sesame Workshop The first 100&Change challenge was awarded in 2017 to a collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to provide educational programming to refugee children in the Middle East.

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How Important Is Artificial Intelligence If You’re Not Even Doing the Basics?

NonProfit PRO

I’m concerned that everybody is diving head-first into AI. If you don't cover these basics first, AI won't help you raise one more dollar.

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Service to Impact: Veteran Leadership in Nonprofits

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

Today’s nonprofit organizations exist in a world that is constantly evolving. This brings complex challenges that require both innovative solutions and exceptional leadership from all levels. Fortunately, there is an often-overlooked pool of talent that has exactly the skillset to thrive in this environment: veterans. As we look deeper into the invaluable contributions veteran leadership can make to a nonprofit, we’ll uncover a wealth of leadership, teamwork, diversity, resilience, adaptability,

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How to Prevent Donor Fatigue in a Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Donor fatigue is real, and it’s hurting lots of small nonprofits that are over asking their donors without balancing those asks with enough feel-good interactions. Some experts say donor fatigue is a myth. Others say it’s an excuse used by lazy fundraisers to justify their poor results. I say it’s a real phenomenon that occurs when fundraisers are so focused on the money that they forget where the money comes from.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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Class Action Denied In Blackbaud Data Breach Case

The NonProfit Times

A plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a Blackbaud data breach case has been rejected by a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Columbia Division. Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. indicated that a method proposed by the plaintiffs’ expert had not shown how class members would be determined. By some counts, the class size could have reached 1.5 billion members, reflecting the number of records compromised.

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Gates Foundation Names New Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Gates Archive/Brandon Hill June Yoshinari Davis will become the new chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Also, Junior Achievement USA has tapped its next leader, and Mike Geiger will step down this year as CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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How to Prepare for a Donor Meeting

NonProfit PRO

Preparing for a donor meeting can be an intimidating experience. Here are five tips to keep you on track and give you confidence.

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Nonprofit Professional Development | Resources for Success

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

As a dedicated nonprofit professional, you understand the critical role of continuous learning in the field. The nonprofit sector is dynamic, shaped by technological advancements, ever-evolving trends, and shifts in marketing and public relations strategies. If you’re not learning in the field, you’re likely falling behind. This is where nonprofit professional development comes in.

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Reparations Requires Changing the System

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: How to Change Our Stories about the Economy.” View the full webinar here. Jeremie Greer: So, I think one of the biggest misunderstandings about the racial wealth gap is this idea that we’re going to person-by-person individualize our way out of it…and then the data points to this, right?

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Build A Nonprofit Mailing List

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to build a nonprofit mailing list: Dear Charity Clairity, We’ve relied in the past on government and foundation grants, but since many of these sources are drying up we need to develop an individual fundraising program.

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What You Can Learn From an Ambitious Joint Fundraising Campaign

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Six immigration-rights nonprofits are working together to raise $3 million for legal aid in asylum cases. Their campaign has lessons for other charities. By Emily Haynes Getty Images Six immigration-rights nonprofits are working together to raise $3 million for legal aid in asylum cases. Their campaign has lessons for other charities.

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Create an impactful online giving journey for your donors to increase fundraising, website visits, and save your organization time.

NonProfit PRO

Join us on June 6th at 2pm for an exclusive webinar designed for nonprofits leaders like you, featuring Chris Miele, President of Golden Retriever Foundation. Discover new techniques to increase your online presence and significantly boost your fundraising efforts. Learn how to create engaging, donor-centric websites that captivate and retain supporters.

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Guide: The role of user feedback in nonprofit website design

Big Duck

Explores recommended practices for leveraging user feedback to make your nonprofit website rebrand a success.

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Why Janiece Evans-Page’s Positionality as a Black Woman in Philanthropy Is So Important

NonProfit Quarterly

Janiece Evans-Page always knew that she wanted a career that centered on justice. But before embarking on a career in philanthropy, she worked in Silicon Valley, where she was particularly interested in the power of technology to support the Black community. Though she did not know exactly where her path would lead, she dreamed of eventually starting her own foundation—not for her own gain, but to uplift the needs of the most marginalized communities.

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Enhancing Digital Storytelling

Bloomerang

For years, when nonprofits would publish digital reports with their best stories, they had to point inspired readers to a separate page to make a donation, disrupting the storytelling to fundraising pipeline. We solved this problem with Storyraise , a solution for nonprofits to create digital annual, impact, and donor reports. Readers can make a donation on the spot, without being directed away from the page they’re on.

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AFP President Mike Geiger to Step Down at the End of the Year

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In his seven-year tenure, Geiger improved financials and led the organization through the pandemic. A search firm is being hired to find his successor. By Rasheeda Childress Courtesy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mike Geiger, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, will be leaving the organization after seven years at its helm.

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Making History Known: Biographer Doris Kearns Goodwin on The Power of Story

Fundraising Leadership

Jonathan Eig (L) on stage with Doris Kearns Goodwin at Chicago Humanities Festival. (Photo by Timothy Schmidt.) History is personal. Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer-Prize winning presidential historian and author of six other biographies, knows that well. She turns the spotlight on her own life, in her latest book, An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s , underscoring the need for everyone to know and share their history. “ In her latest book, “An Unfinished Love Story: A

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How to Form Mission-Aligned Partnerships for Your Nonprofit

Ann Green

Partnerships with organizations that share your values can yield much-needed support for your nonprofit. Learn how to find a like-minded partner in this guide. By Casey Dorma n In 2022, 360MatchPro reports that companies donated $21 billion to nonprofits, and 88% of all public companies have Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Clearly, giving back is important to many businesses and their stakeholders.

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Advice for Starting A New Fundraising Job

Bloomerang

One of my favorite colleagues and co-host of our Eskin Fundraising Training Non-Profit Empowerment webinar series, Rhanda Luna, has been hired as Director of Corporate Giving and Special Events for SAFE, based in Austin, Texas. This nonprofit provides comprehensive services for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation and domestic violence.

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Anonymous $10 Million Gift to a Climate Nonprofit Came Out of the Blue

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The mystery contribution to Giving Green was made by a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable. Thalia Beaty, Associated Press (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) The mystery contribution to Giving Green was made by a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable.

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Blackbaud Announces Hundreds of Product Updates

NonProfit PRO

Blackbaud announced updates to multiple products to help nonprofits power fundraising, financial management, and more.

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4 Tips to Engage Volunteers in Major Campaign Fundraising

Top Nonprofits

Volunteers don’t just support the logistical aspects of major campaigns, such as creating marketing materials and supporting events. They advocate for your nonprofit’s mission, providing the on-the-ground support your campaigns need to reach their ambitious goals. According to BWF’s comprehensive campaign guide , the majority of nonprofits running campaigns strongly agree that volunteers play a major role in the success of their campaigns: With that in mind, this guide compiles four tips to recr

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Special Events Roaring Back After COVID

The NonProfit Times

It has been an encouraging 12 months for events, with planners reporting positive trends, with almost all sporting trends that have improved or remained the same from last year. The planners reported growth in multiple areas, including increases in event revenue and budgets, as well as the number of in-person events and attendees. They predict even better performance in these areas for the next 12 months.

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Simon Sinek is the victim of bad storytelling

Jeff Brooks

Maybe you’ve heard about Simon Sinek’s terrible comments about charity overhead. It came up in his “A Bit of Optimism” Podcast when he interviewed charity: water founder Scott Harrison. (You can see it here on YouTube ). But here’s the ugly part: … you know the cynicism of where money goes in charities, and so much of it goes to overhead, and so little of it goes to the cause.

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New Overtime Rule: Nonprofits May Need to Boost Pay for Nearly 500,000 Workers

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Because of federal regulations that go into effect July 1, organizations are likely to boost some employees' salaries and pay others overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week. By Jim Rendon Getty Images Because of federal regulations that go into effect July 1, organizations are likely to boost some employees' salaries and pay others overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week.

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Bonterra Impact Management Buyer’s Guide

NonProfit PRO

Now more than ever, nonprofits are expected to do more with less, facing increased demands for services, efficiency, and impact reporting. With the right software, organizations can overcome these challenges, preventing staff burnout and decreased funding. Before you can find the right solution, it’s important to determine your organization’s unique needs, ask the right questions of potential software providers, and secure support for the project.

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Exploring User-Centric Design in Online Vehicle Shopping Platforms

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Exploring User-Centric Design in Online Vehicle Shopping Platforms Online vehicle shopping platforms have revolutionized the way we buy cars. As consumer expectations rise, user-centric design becomes crucial. For online vehicle shopping platforms , success depends on a broader industry trend: prioritizing intuitive interfaces and seamless navigation.

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Grant Budgeting: Tips for Maximizing Funding Opportunities

The NonProfit Times

By Jackie Sue Griffin Securing grant funding is crucial to a nonprofit’s growth, and it starts with crafting a well-planned and realistic budget. In this article, we’ll explore effective grant budgeting strategies that nonprofits can implement to strengthen their grant applications, increase their chances of success, and ultimately, make a greater impact in their communities.

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How to ask your long-term funders for more money 

Candid

For a nonprofit organization, there’s nothing better than a grantmaker you can count on for regular support. Every year you ask for $5,000 in general operating support and they award you that amount. Such long-term funders’ support is essential—but it can also be limiting. What if you want to expand your services? What if you have short-term expenses, like a repair?