Wed.Apr 10, 2024

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Philanthropy Spent $11 Million to Prevent Changes to DAF Rules

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Opponents of the 2021 attempt to speed donor-advised fund payouts stopped the legislation dead in its tracks. By Alex Daniels Opponents of the 2021 attempt to speed donor-advised fund payouts stopped the legislation dead in its tracks.

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Address the Future with Clean Data

NonProfit PRO

Successful fundraising starts with clean data. Melissa’s new solutions catalog is packed with essential tips, tools and free trials to help you address donor engagement, improve outreach, and ensure accuracy for meaningful impact and a sustainable future. From address, email and phone verification to data enrichment and donor profiling, this valuable resource has everything you need to elevate your fundraising game!

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Guaranteed Income Is All the Rage in Philanthropy. Will it Last?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Since the pandemic, over 200 guaranteed-income experiments launched across the United States. The Mellon Foundation backed one of them, providing $115 million to support 2,400 New York City artists. By Sara Herschander Rachel Keane Sylvain Souklaye, an artist supported by the Creatives Rebuild New York initiative from the Mellon Foundation, in a performance of Depopulated.

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5 Automated Text Messages to Increase Giving

NonProfit PRO

An estimated 90% of text messages are opened within three minutes. Here are five automated texts that can help increase giving.

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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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Ikea Foundation Awards $100 Million to the ClimateWorks Foundation's Drive Electric Campaign

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Aji Styawan, Climate Visuals The Ikea Foundation has given $100 million to the ClimateWorks Foundation for its Drive Electric Campaign to help countries in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia develop the infrastructure to support electric vehicles. Above, electric two-wheelers in Jakarta, Indonesia. Also, the West Virginia University Cancer Institute received $50 million for a new cancer hospital, and the Skoll Foundation has announced the four winners of the 2024 Skoll Award

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The Clean Data Checklist for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Messy data causes mistakes that your organization can’t afford. Meet the companion that nonprofit CRM users have been waiting for! Download the Clean Data Checklist to create a framework that keeps your team members on the same page and makes a smooth onboarding experience for new hires.

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Make Positive Change With Verified Legislator Data

NonProfit PRO

Access the most accurate elected official contact information to power your fundraising, petition, and awareness campaigns. Cicero data includes present, previous, and incoming elected official district, address, phone and even social media information! It’s great for moving legislative issues forward, identifying opportunities for grants, and mobilizing members in targeted areas.

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When You Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

Veritus Group

How can you find efficiencies in your donor CRM that will help you see and care for the trees, not just the forest? The post When You Can’t See the Trees for the Forest appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Submittable Teams with Microsoft to Advance ‘AI for the Greater Good’

NonProfit PRO

Submittable is expanding its partnership with Microsoft to shape the future of responsible AI in social impact.

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Check out our upcoming "Board Series!"

CNPE

These 3 classes help board members be more effective - and more willing to serve! Do your board members fully understand their role and have enough confidence in the role to make a difference? We invite new board members onto our team because they have valuable skills that our organizations need. But too often we don't spend enough time helping them translate their experience into effective board work.

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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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The Art of Communications Collaborations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Like Herding Cats I can recall a few times in my nonprofit journey when coordinating a new marketing campaign across departments felt more like herding cats than orchestrating a symphony. Each team was on its own wavelength, doing its own thing, focused on their own mission-driven priorities. This situation created silos and missed deadlines, hindering our progress.

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Calling All Nonprofit Champions: Join the Tennessee Nonprofit Network's Community Action Councils!

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Shape the future of Tennessee's nonprofits! Leverage your expertise and connections to guide the Tennessee Nonprofit Network's strategy and make a real difference in your community. As Tennessee's first statewide nonprofit association, Tennessee Nonprofit Network provides essential resources, research, training, and public policy support to empower nonprofits of all sizes.

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What to say if your change isn’t getting team buyin

Concord Leadership

Are you a leader finding it hard to get your team excited about a change? This simple swap can help. The simple swap? As a leader, you’re likely excited about the change. So you’re probably talking about all the change and what it will bring. This may be scaring your team. Instead, try starting with […] The post What to say if your change isn’t getting team buyin appeared first on The Concord Leadership Group, LLC.

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Doing good with AI tools: Navigating ethical considerations for the social sector 

Candid

This is a time of accessible AI—anyone with an internet connection can use state-of-the-art tools to help with tasks like brainstorming ideas, generating art, and drafting documents. Ease of access means that with more people using these systems, the potential impact of unethical use grows. A recent Salesforce survey found that more than a quarter of respondents are using AI tools at work, more than half of whom are using AI that is not approved by their organizations, including in the social se

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4 Ways Your Assumptions about Major Donors Are Hurting Your Fundraising

iMarketSmart

You know that feeling when you’re talking to someone, and you realize they’ve already made up their mind about you? It happens in dating, in political discussions, at work, and in many other contexts. And it’s annoying. Worse than that, it also puts up a wall between you and the other person. Well guess what? When you make assumptions about your major donors and prospects, the damage is even more severe.

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Why Isn’t No-Strings Funding More Common?

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Deb Nelson & Tina Beck Philanthropy’s constructive critics, financial activists, and virtually all nonprofits have long argued for a dramatic increase in unrestricted grantmaking. Yet grants untethered from funder restrictions and requirements remain relatively rare. As a result, funding is usually earmarked for things like new or specific programs rather than covering essential costs related to retaining talent, upgrading technology, pursuing innovation, or engaging with communities to d

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Black Organizers in Boston’s Roxbury Neighborhood Provide a Path Forward

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Drew Katz Black Bostonian communities citywide have more than just something to say for themselves: their economies are building institutions that prioritize asset-based community development and are creating the foundations for a local solidarity economy. In so doing, they draw on histories and energies that have grown and percolated from past and present efforts toward sustainable, people-based planning.

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