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The State of Black Women Leadership Is In Danger

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: skyNext on istock.com “We have observed a disconcerting pattern where Black women leaders are vacating their roles, with some leaving the non-profit sector altogether, citing hostility toward their leadership, strain on their health and well-being, unfair job expectations, and limited opportunities for career progression” (3). “We have observed a disconcerting pattern where Black women leaders are vacating their roles.” This is the opening of a new report by the Washi

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Fears That Charities Can’t Handle MacKenzie Scott Donations Are Unfounded, Study Finds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Concerns that recipients would experience negative consequences have turned out to be untrue. Instead, nonprofits report more financial stability and expanded programs. By Maria Di Mento Blue Star Families MacKenzie Scott gave $10 million last year to Blue Star Families, which is using the money to broaden programs to help military families, hire more staff, and invest in its future financial health.

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Making Economic Democracy Work: How to Practice Shared Leadership

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Christophe Hautier on unsplash.com Can movement nonprofits create and sustain liberatory and resilient structures, cultures, and practices—and still be effective and efficient in their operations? Nonprofits remain, at best, imperfect spaces to engage in democratic movement work. There is still much to learn, uncover, disrupt, and transform.

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Remove the Noise From Your Fundraising Plans

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to managing the functions and operations for which we’re responsible, we can struggle and wander. Here are some tips to stay on track to achieve your fundraising goals.

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Charlie Munger, Big Donor and Warren Buffett’s Business Partner, Has Died

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The influential investor gave more than $500 million during his lifetime, primarily to build university student housing. By Maria Di Mento Johannes Eisele, AFP, Getty Images Charlie Munger donated at least $550 million to charity, much of it for university student housing and other building projects. The influential investor gave more than $500 million during his lifetime, primarily to build university student housing.

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3 Takeaways From a New Report on Giving Trends by Race

NonProfit PRO

The Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released “The Giving Environment: Giving Trends by Race and Ethnicity” report. Here are three key findings from the report and how your nonprofit can begin to overcome the associated hurdles to reaching new demographics to support your cause.

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How Can We Cultivate Engaged Citizens If We Can’t Measure Our Progress?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Thirdman on pexels.com US democracy is in rough shape, and voters know it. According to a recent NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll , Americans rank preserving democracy as the second-most important issue facing the country today, behind only the evergreen concern about the economy. Translating that broad worry into action is a challenge for civic institutions everywhere.

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Nonprofit Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for December 2023

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Need writing ideas for newsletters, social media, blog posts, etc? These writing ideas for December come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. Fill out the form below to get January’s prompts emailed to you the end of next week. On the Calendar 12/4: Santa’s List Day. This is the day Santa makes his “Naughty or Nice” list.

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Supporting Brain Trauma Nonprofits In Their Critical Fundraising Efforts

Bloomerang

Did you know that each year, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a major cause of death and lasting disability? These injuries can range from mild to severe, impacting millions of lives. Here’s a staggering fact: annually, 2.8 million people sustain a TBI in the U.S. alone, with many resulting in hospitalization or even death. These numbers highlight a desperate need for support and care.

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Increasing efficiency in grant reporting

Candid

Unlike many cycles of nonprofit operations, grant reporting doesn’t really have a season; it’s all year long. Grant reporting also varies widely by funder. Some don’t require reporting at all; others ask for verbal reports in-person or over video call; some allow us to repurpose reports; and others require traditional and extensive reports in their own custom templates and timelines.

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Empowering Faith-Based Organizations With Innovative Donor Management

Bloomerang

Your vibrant community of faith is committed to fostering spiritual growth and outreach. But in today’s fast-paced digital world, you’re facing a unique set of challenges—managing membership, increasing giving, streamlining stewardship and engagement, and shepherding volunteers. The need for a solution that not only processes donations but also fosters deep connections and strategic growth is more vital than ever.

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Five Signs Your Nonprofit is Ready to Reach a Bigger Community

Blue Avocado

Does your nonprofit consistently reach the same group? It may be time to consider expanding your marketing efforts to reach a wider audience. The post Five Signs Your Nonprofit is Ready to Reach a Bigger Community appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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What Bagels Taught Me About Leadership

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In 2011, I started a job as an Executive Director . No one thinks of their life as extraordinary — a tool for teaching and leading others. I have learned all of us are mistaken. For good or bad, our lives have an impact on others. We carry our experiences with us. Often, we don’t even know we are carrying them. We lug them into places they don’t belong and realities that don’t align, even if our minds and hearts think they do.

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US Democracy Is in Decline, Warns Brookings Report

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Photo by Earl Wilcox on Unsplash It has become commonplace in recent years to hear warnings that US democracy itself is in danger. The crippling polarization of Congress; the antidemocratic rhetoric and actions of the far right to undermine voting, education, and academic freedoms, among other aspects of civil society ; and, of course, the dark chapter of the January 6, 2020, attacks on the US Capitol—all arguably represent threats to American democracy itself.

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The Power Of Storytelling: Transform Your Fundraising Events

Bloomerang

As nonprofit professionals, we’re constantly seeking effective ways to enhance our fundraising events. The challenge is real—these events require significant effort and resources. But the potential for donor engagement and fund generation is immense. So, how can you ensure that you make the most of these opportunities? The answer lies in the power of storytelling.

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Volunteer Management: What Every Nonprofit Needs to Know

The Charity CFO

Volunteering is an essential piece of any nonprofit. Some nonprofits can’t function without the help of their volunteers. But how can nonprofit leaders ensure their volunteers are effective while creating a space that encourages volunteers to return? The key lies in a strong, well-run volunteer management program. This guide will walk you through volunteer management best practices so your organization can optimize volunteer contributions, retain volunteers, and create a lasting impact for your

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Your Brand is the Key: Unlock Fundraising Success

Mission Minded

If your fundraising efforts missed the mark this year, don't spend another year neglecting your brand. Here are three ways a strong brand will elevate your fundraising in 2024. The post Your Brand is the Key: Unlock Fundraising Success appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Welcome Your New Donors With Open Arms

Ann Green

Year-end fundraising is underway. I hope your campaign is going well so far. Perhaps you also participated in Giving Tuesday. The latter often brings in new donors and that’s never something you want to take for granted. These donors saw a need and found a connection to your cause. Or maybe they were drawn into whatever Giving Tuesday promotion you initiated, but I like to think they wanted to help you make a difference.