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Melinda French Gates Resigns as Gates Foundation Co-Chair, 3 Years After Her Divorce From Bill Gates

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

She will receive $12.5 billion as part of her agreement with Gates, which she said would commit to future work focused on women and families. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press NEW YORK Christophe Ena/AP “The time is right for me to move forward into the next chapter of my philanthropy,” Melinda French Gates wrote in a statement. She will receive $12.5 billion as part of her agreement with Gates, which she said would commit to future work focused on women and families.

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4 Principles to Find and Engage Donors in Relational Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Here are four principles to guide you as you do the work of prospecting and building relationships to find and engage donors.


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Bitcoin Charity Lands $21 Million from Twitter Co-Founder

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Plus, UC Davis and MD Anderson Cancer Center are among other nonprofits that received big gifts. By Maria Di Mento Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey, creator and co-founder of Twitter, speaks at the Bitcoin 2021 Convention in Miami. His recent gift will go to support free and open-source software projects Plus, UC Davis and MD Anderson Cancer Center are among other nonprofits that received big sums.

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Boy Scouts Of America Rebrands To Scouting America

The NonProfit Times

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which in recent years has been rocked by declining participation, a coronavirus pandemic that limited in-person gatherings, sexual abuse litigation and Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for the national organization, is being rebranded. As of February 8, 2025, the Irving, Texas-based national organization will be known as Scouting America.

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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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Nonprofit Event Fundraising: They’ll Never Forget How You Made Them Feel


In Part 1 we looked at establishing event goals and objectives; then determining if an event was the most efficient and effective way to achieve desired outcomes. In Part 2 we reviewed 4 top event planning tips. In this last article of a three-part series on event planning we’ll look specifically at how to make the event “stick” emotionally. 1.

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What It Means to Govern for All (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Judith Dangerfield The road to making legal equal protection real, proactive, and effective is long, but it begins with being clear about the destination.

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Do You LOVE Your Mission?

Veritus Group

If you don't love your mission and believe it will make a difference in the world – how are you going to inspire your donors to invest in it? The post Do You LOVE Your Mission? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Philanthropic collaboratives are finding ways to more effectively measure impact


In the United States, philanthropic collaboratives—entities that either pool or channel resources from multiple donors to nonprofits— collectively directed between $2 billion and $3 billion to a variety of grantees in 2021, and our research indicates that figure has grown since then. The practices of this relatively new form of philanthropy are still evolving.

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Why and How to Select a Good Nonprofit Coach

Nonprofit Fixer

I recently had the chance to talk to The Nonprofit MBA Podcast about selecting the right nonprofit coach for you and your organization. You can check out the full podcast and an executive summary. As I shared on the show, having the guidance of a skilled coach can be a catalyst for transformative change and sustainable growth in nonprofits. But it’s important to find a coach who understands your organization's unique needs and goals.

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Does Your School’s Brand Need to Claim “Academic Excellence”?

Mission Minded

What’s driving our reconsideration of academic excellence and its relationship to your school’s brand? When independent schools first began to embrace the idea of building a strategic brand, it was because they saw an opportunity to stand out in a sea of sameness. What do you do when what makes you unique becomes the baseline? The post Does Your School’s Brand Need to Claim “Academic Excellence”?

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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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How to manage conflict better

Nonprofit Leadership Podcast

Conflict happens in the workplace, whether we like to admit it or not. According to a recent survey, 70% of people worldwide report experiencing the same or worsening levels of conflict in the past few years. Today’s guest, David Dye, describes the factors contributing to increasing levels of workplace conflict and how to manage it effectively.

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The Role of Electronics Product Design Engineers in Tech Evolution

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

The Role of Electronics Product Design Engineers in Tech Evolution Ever wondered who’s behind that snazzy new smartphone or the slick electric car zipping down the street? That would be electronics product design engineers—the brains of the operation. They are literally holding the future in their hands, turning wild tech dreams into the cool gadgets you use every day.

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When the donor doesn’t say “yes” — or “no” 

Jeff Brooks

I used to focus on the non-response rate of direct mail. It was depressing. Because a 10% response rate — which is good in most contexts — is also a 90% non-response rate ! I was kind of a pain about it to my colleagues. “Sure 10% said ‘yes.’ But darn it, 90% said ’NO’! We failed!” What I didn’t realize was that I was missing something very important: Non-response isn’t the same thing as NO.

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Roundtable discussion: Understanding the relationship between your brand and your campaign

Big Duck

The post Roundtable discussion: Understanding the relationship between your brand and your campaign appeared first on Big Duck.

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Averting Disaster through Preparation: A Conversation with Rebecca Katz and Mackenzie S. Moore

NonProfit Quarterly

The COVID-19 pandemic, which casts a long shadow over the hearts and minds of people across the globe, sparked interest, fear, and a sense of urgency around disaster preparedness and response, especially when it comes to viral outbreaks. The pandemic also created opportunities for exchange and mutual learning between experts and non-experts as everyone worked to mobilize recourses, develop solutions, and otherwise minimize the devastation by collectively working to prevent the spread of the viru

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