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Ford's Darren Walker Urges Philanthropy to Do More to Fight Injustices

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Alex Daniels Ford Foundation Darren Walker says it’s time to update the principles that have guided philanthropy since Andrew Carnegie laid out his approach to giving in the landmark “Gospel of Wealth” essay. In an interview with the Chronicle, Walker talks about the broad array of approaches grant makers can take to achieve real change in society — and fends off the criticism that has surrounded big philanthropy in recent years.

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8 Major Nonprofit Trends for 2023

NonProfit PRO

NonProfit PRO has continued its annual tradition of asking prominent thought leaders in the sector to make nonprofit trend predictions. We sought out experts from nonprofit organizations, agencies and technology providers to learn what’s on their minds and what might be 2023’s top nonprofit trends.

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15 Grant Makers Pool $102.5 Million for Indigenous-Led Conservation Efforts

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Plus, the Bezos Earth Fund gave $34.5 million to four nonprofit groups to improve greenhouse-gas accounting and develop sustainable food systems, and the Helmsley Charitable Trust granted $26.4 million to expand access to ultrasound imaging services throughout Minnesota.

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The Giving Block’s 2023 Annual Report Reveals Crypto Philanthropy on the Rise

NonProfit PRO

The Giving Block released its 2023 Annual Report. Despite a rocky year for crypto prices, crypto fundraising's popularity boomed, as over 1,000 nonprofit organizations (NPOs) joined the fundraising platform for the second straight year.

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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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Newsletter: How to Do Cause Marketing with Consumer Packaged Goods Brands ; Creative Ideas for Collecting Emails at Events ; $200 for a Box of Girl Scout Cookies?

Selfish Giving

Last week, I left you on a cliffhanger. I told you about Todd Arrington , historic site manager at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site (JAGNHS) in Mentor, Ohio, and his tremendous job building an audience on Twitter. He's amassed over 25,000 followers! You can read part one here. ? A bit of a review. Building an audience - as Todd has done - is a critical first step on the road to success with corporate partnerships.and everything else, BTW.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 76: Using Volunteer Management Software to Drive Engagement With Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Tim Adkins of Hands on Atlanta and Sam Fankuchen of Golden join the NonProfit Voice to discuss volunteer management software and its effect on Hands on Atlanta’s volunteer engagement.

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A Social Movement Requires Momentum

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Lisa Nutter & Tim Freudlich The simple physics equation, momentum = mass x velocity, tells us that momentum is a value we can control. In the realm of social change, community-based leaders are skilled at influencing and using momentum to advance local solutions but often lack all the financial resources they need to push those solutions to their full potential.

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Nonprofits and Movements: How Do the Two Relate?

NonProfit Quarterly

“Nonprofitization affects the structures of movements and the culture of our movements.…[It] is understood to be a response to the revolutionary movements of the mid-20th century.” Dean Spade, January 5, 2023 Should social movement work be paid? That question was at the heart of a recent talk by Dean Spade, a mutual-aid theorist and activist named a Freedom Scholar last year by the Marguerite Casey Foundation.

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Comment on Practice and Prepare: A Strategic Pair for Your Ask Meeting Agenda by Kimberly Burgess

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What Is Volunteerism? A Guide to the History & Benefits

Bloomerang

Many people all over the world face different challenges and problems. These issues include climate-related disasters, diseases, poverty, and other problems that present major roadblocks to peace and prosperity. This is why volunteerism has played such a major role throughout history. In this guide, we’ll take a broad look at volunteerism to explore its history and benefits.

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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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Clinton School of Public Services Offers Scholarships Through Momentum

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Scholarships offered to CLinton School of Public Service for Staff of Momentum’s Partner Organizations In 2004, President Clinton launched the (non-partisan) Clinton School of Public Service, a graduate program in the University of Arkansas system designed for people who seek to develop sustainable Public Service solutions in their community. The Clinton School offers the Masters of Public Service degree.

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Human-Centered Design for Behavioral Health

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Reneé Thompson on unsplash.com COVID-19 impacted the physical health of millions across the country, hitting marginalized communities the hardest. Less visible was the pandemic’s impact on behavioral health, an umbrella term for mental health, substance use disorders, and life stressors. People that already experience higher behavioral health inequities, such as those in BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities, were particularly affected.

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How can you center community in your communications?

Big Duck

The post How can you center community in your communications? appeared first on Big Duck.

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Stop Worrying About the Economy and Work Your Plan!

Veritus Group

Amid the chaos of uncertainty, focus on the one thing that you can control: working the strategic plan you have for each of your donors. The post Stop Worrying About the Economy and Work Your Plan! appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Why Talking About Money is Scary for Fundraisers – Nonprofit MBA Podcast

Caring Truth-Teller

Have you ever wondered WHY talking about money is scary for fundraisers? If we’re tasked with raising money we have to talk to people about money all the time. For some of us, it can be a scary or uncomfortable thing to do. It took me years to move past my own fears and discomfort. Take a listen to my recent conversation with Stephen Halasnik about why talking about money is scary for fundraisers.

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How to Build A Profitable and Impactful Nonprofit Consulting Business with Cindy Wagman

Marketing for the Modern Nonprofit

Meta Verified and more – what do you need to know about social media in 2023? Join my live training How to Stand Out on Social Media in 2023. Secure your early bird spot before the price goes up! Often in the nonprofit sphere, small shops need fundraising support but can’t find the right talent and don’t know where to look. On the other hand, experienced fundraisers want to explore consulting, but don’t know how to grow their business.

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Donor Distraction Destroys Fundraising Returns: Here’s What to Do About It.

The LAPA Blog

It’s no surprise that we live in very distracting times. The number of interruptions, tedious processes, and double security verifications is utterly vile. And those distractions are negatively affecting your fundraising bottom line. The post Donor Distraction Destroys Fundraising Returns: Here’s What to Do About It. appeared first on NPI funraising.

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Clinton School of Public Services Offers Scholarships Through Momentum

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Scholarships offered to CLinton School of Public Service for Staff of Momentum’s Partner Organizations In 2004, President Clinton launched the (non-partisan) Clinton School of Public Service, a graduate program in the University of Arkansas system designed for people who seek to develop sustainable Public Service solutions in their community. The Clinton School offers the Masters of Public Service degree.

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2 photos, and how they're poised to influence donors

Jeff Brooks

A picture is worth a thousand words. So when it's visible alongside 30 or so actual words -- as in this Facebook post from Feeding America -- do you think the photo might dominate? Just a little? Okay, that's a silly question. Because you know the answer: The photo speaks much, much "louder" than the words. Even a thousand words crafted by the best fundraising writer in the world have a pale shadow of engagement power when compared to a photo.

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Donor Distraction Destroys Fundraising Returns: Here’s What to Do About It.

The LAPA Blog

It’s no surprise that we live in very distracting times. The number of interruptions, tedious processes, and double security verifications is utterly vile. And those distractions are negatively affecting your fundraising bottom line. The post Donor Distraction Destroys Fundraising Returns: Here’s What to Do About It. appeared first on LAPA Fundraising.

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Messaging in Action: A Nonprofit Messaging Example

Prosper Strategies

Thanks for your interest the Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Key Messages that we published a few weeks ago. This community loves concrete examples, so as a follow up to that post, we’d like to share and break down a recent messaging framework we developed in collaboration with a client of ours, Math Circles of Chicago. […] The post Messaging in Action: A Nonprofit Messaging Example appeared first on Prosper Strategies.

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Planned Giving Language – Words to Use and Avoid in Your Legacy Fundraising

iMarketSmart

There are two languages in fundraising – donorese, and organizationish. And, as often happens when people speak two different languages, miscommunication happens, and it obstructs the process. Are the words you’re using in your planned giving language the most effective way to communicate with donors? Or, are you confusing them and driving them away?

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A Guide to AI for Nonprofits

Elevation

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Make Time for Some Spring Cleaning

Ann Green

It’s spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, although in the Boston area spring doesn’t fully kick in until May. A lot of people use this time of the year to do some spring cleaning. I know, groan. I envy the people who do that because usually I’m not one of them. I know I should do more. As much as I dislike cleaning and organizing, I’m happy once it gets done.

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How to acquire and engage new advocacy audiences

EveryAction

From our friends at Media Cause If you are an organization that does advocacy—particularly if you’re wondering how to grow your supporter base and build more people power to achieve your purpose—then this is the blog for you. As a nonprofit marketing agency with a specialty in advocacy and campaigns, we’ve worked with countless folks like you across issue areas who are valiantly working to acquire and engage new advocacy audiences.

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How Policy Is Building a Social Economy in South Korea

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Farhan Abas on unsplash.com South Korea (hereafter “Korea”) was one of the world’s poorest countries in the 1950s. Today, it has the tenth-largest gross domestic product in the world. Korea’s conglomerates, known as chaebols , are famous. The five largest (Samsung, LG, Hyundai, SK Group, and Lotte) control two-thirds of all Korean exports.

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Civil society and the splitting of the US

Philanthropy 2173

Photo by Viktor Talashuk on Unsplash Civil society organizations are on the front lines of advocating for or against the most divisive issues in the United States. The following list is organized by rights. The links are almost entirely to civil society organizations fighting to protect the rights to free expression, free assembly, voting, reproduction, and work.

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Pro-Black Organizations Lead the Way for Workplace Mental Health and Wellbeing

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Prince Akachi on unsplash.com The US is experiencing unprecedented rates of stress and mental illness. Even the American Psychological Association acknowledges the country is “facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come.” 1 Pro-Black organizations can serve as powerful guides for businesses that are considering how to enact the surgeon general’s recommendations for workplace mental health.

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