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9 free eBooks to help you brush up on basics and build new skills

Candid

Summer is a great time to explore Candid’s collection of free eBooks and audiobooks for titles that can help you achieve your goals as a nonprofit professional. This comprehensive guide provides step-by-step instructions, real-life examples, and templates to help you master the art of writing successful grant proposals.

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Dr. James explains why identifying with others is so powerful in a donor’s hero story

iMarketSmart

Natural origins of giving: I am like them Altruism means I give away something valuable to help another. Most altruism in animals matches this model. How could natural selection lead to altruism? It helps you, but it costs me. Altruism is still costly. This opens the possibility for reciprocal altruism.

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The Real Way to Raise Money

iMarketSmart

Langley Innovations provides a range of services to its clients to help them understand the cultural underpinnings of philanthropy and the psychology of donors and, with that knowledge, to develop the most effective strategies and tactics to build broader and more lasting communities of support.

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Deck The Halls With Donor Appreciation: Holiday Gifts To Donors

Bloomerang

The Yale researchers who conducted the study, George Newman, and Jeremy Shen, found that the most probable reason for the negative effect on contributions was that the gift activated a feeling of selfishness in donors, which, in turn, reduced altruism and cut the average donation. The lesson is that quality matters more than quantity.

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How to Elevate Your Fundraising Strategy with Matching Gifts

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

This process involves analyzing donor data, choosing the best fundraisers to host, and leveraging strategies that help you easily raise more for your mission. Thanking donors and highlighting their impact will help you build stronger relationships and encourage them to request matching gifts again in the future.

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Ideology, identity, and philanthropy (PLUS! bonus Blueprint 24 Buzzword)

Philanthropy 2173

Effective altruism, on the other hand, is all three - ideology, identity, and philanthropic approach. In the upcoming Blueprint24 (due out on December 15 - will be free and downloadable here ) - I look at the role of Effective Altruism in the burgeoning universe of AI organizations. But I digress. A self-professed identity.

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Dr. James explains how to harness friendship reciprocity to unlock heroic donations

iMarketSmart

Only friendship reciprocity can help. It helps separate true friends from fair-weather friends. A simple answer Signals of helpful, social-emotional relationships encourage generosity. This helps to advance the donor’s hero story. They reserved the highest attractiveness ratings for men showing heroic altruism.