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How the Fearless Fund Ruling Distorts Charity, History — and Law

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The wrongheaded decision should not dissuade nonprofits committed to racial equity from doing their critical work. By Roger Colinvaux Photo by Carl Juste/Miami Herald Fearless Fund co-founders Ayana Parsons, from left, and Arian Simone, with attorney Ben Crump, hold a press conference after appearing in federal court at the James Lawrence King Federal Justice Building in Miami, Florida, on Jan. 31, 2024.

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6 Key Fundamentals for Successful Nonprofit Videos

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Video content is pretty much essential at this point to any communications program. People spend about 18 hours a week watching videos online , and 89% of consumers want to see more videos from brands in 2024. How can you keep up? Make sure you have these 6 video fundamentals for nonprofits down! 6 Key Video Fundamentals 1. A Storyboard Is Vital to Success.

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Why Nonprofit-Government Partnerships Sometimes Flounder

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By David C. Campbell Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images Volunteers can help reduce costs, but most nonprofit social service groups rely heavily on government funding.

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A Look at 3 Unconscious Biases That Affect Nonprofit Board Decision-Making

NonProfit PRO

Here are three unconscious biases and mental shortcuts seen in boardroom relationships, their impact and strategies to manage them.

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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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Giving Is Flat, but Fundraisers Miss Opportunities to Solicit, Report Says

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Fewer appeals resulted in fewer donations, but some survey respondents say they would have given more if asked. By Rasheeda Childress Getty Images Fewer appeals resulted in fewer donations, but some survey respondents say they would have given more if asked.

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Halt Declining Retention Rates with These Creative and Effective Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Discover the secrets to boosting donor retention and revitalizing your nonprofit in this guide, "Unlock the Secrets of Nonprofit Success: A Strategic Guide to Boost Your Donor Retention Game." Increasing donor retention rates by just 10% can result in a substantial 200% surge in the lifetime value of donors according to the Harvard Business Review. How can we counter the national decline in donor retention?

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Nonprofit Leaders Cite Burnout as Top Concern in New Study on State of US Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

A Center for Effective Philanthropy study found 95% of nonprofit leaders are concerned about burnout, plus other staff-related insights.

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[Free Webinar] Mastering Fundraising Metrics: Achieving Your Nonprofit’s Revenue Goals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Are you tired of grappling with fundraising metrics that seem disconnected from your nonprofit’s goals? Join this free one-hour webinar on July 30 to revolutionize your approach to fundraising metrics! Discover how to design, implement, and manage metrics that are not only meaningful but also practical in enhancing your fundraising strategies and hitting your organization’s revenue goals.

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A Looks at 3 Unconscious Biases That Affect Nonprofit Board Decision-Making

NonProfit PRO

Here are three unconscious biases and mental shortcuts seen in boardroom relationships, their impact and strategies to manage them.

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Gender, Job Dissatisfaction Fuel Fundraisers’ Salary Gaps

The NonProfit Times

Tax-exempt organizations often strive to bring equity, social justice and other forms of fairness to their client communities as part of mission. Often, however, these egalitarian impulses are ignored within their own operations. According to new data from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), males employed as fundraisers earned 10% more in salary, on average, than females even after factors such as organization size, taking time off for child rearing, education and experience wer

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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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5 Cardinal Sins for Nonprofit Fundraising Renewal Appeals

Clairification

In my last article I talked about the importance of making a good first impression with potential donors. It’s extremely important to have a strategy in place, just as if you were going on a first date. Those who plan ahead do well. Those who don’t? Not so much. Both dating, and donor wooing , are a delicate dance. But, let’s say you did a good job.

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Legal: 5 Considerations When A Bequest Is Challenged

The NonProfit Times

By Kevin W. Weigand You’ve just learned that one of your largest donors has passed away and left a sizeable portion of her estate to your organization. The bequest will be transformational. Budgetary concerns will ease, and the organization will be in a better position to fulfill its mission on a wider scale. And then you are served with a lawsuit. Your donor’s daughter is unhappy because the inheritance she expected is leaving the family and going to charity.

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How to spend more to make more in fundraising

Jeff Brooks

This might be one of the most effective direct-mail fundraising envelopes ever created. It will get opened! (And it’ll get there quickly.) This is the US Postal Service version. Many other countries have an equivalent. Here in the US, you buy the envelope from the Post Office. It costs around $10. The price includes postage. Here’s the thing: A DM pack that costs $10 on top of whatever it costs to print the contents is a terrible investment — for mailing to most donors.

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Five tips for bringing your nonprofit’s Candid profile to life 

Candid

With over 1.8 million nonprofit organizations in the United States alone , it can be hard to get noticed by potential donors and funders. One place where a few minutes’ effort can make a big impact is your nonprofit’s Candid profile. By updating your profile, you can enhance what millions of potential donors see about your nonprofit. The information you share goes beyond your Candid profile; it also appears across a range of channels that integrate information from these profiles, including seve

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How to Maximize Sorority and Fraternity Capital Campaigns

Top Nonprofits

Capital campaigns are lucrative sources of funds for large-scale projects for sororities and fraternities. However, they can be daunting to plan, execute, and iterate on in the future. That said, your deep connection with your alumni/ae uniquely positions you to run a successful capital campaign. Whether it’s your first time running a capital campaign or you’re a seasoned pro, the tips in thie guide can help your fraternity or sorority play to its strengths and maximize your alumni/ae fundraisi

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After SCOTUS Gerrymandering Ruling, Advocates in South Carolina Recommit to Protecting the Black Vote

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Edmond Dantès on pexels.com “This ruling should concern all citizens who are committed to protecting our democracy and ensuring that Black voters across the country have their rights upheld,” said Martina Tiku, the assistant general counsel to the NAACP, in a press briefing last month. The ruling she referenced was the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in the Alexander v.

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