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Michael Bloomberg’s New $1 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins Matches the Year’s Biggest So Far

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The media mogul's donation is the latest aimed at making medical school tuition-free. By Drew Lindsay Johns Hopkins University In 2018, Michael Bloomberg gave $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins University for financial aid for low- and middle-income undergraduate students. The media mogul's donation is the latest aimed at making medical school tuition-free.

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5 Ways Maps Can Help People Find Your Mission

NonProfit PRO

Maps can be a great visualization tool and an engaging way for supporters to connect with the causes they care about. Here are five ways nonprofits use maps to support their missions.

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Denny Sanford Commits $35 Million for Sioux Falls Zoo and Aquarium

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The billionaire banker pledged the money to support the merger of the Great Plains Zoo and the Butterfly House and Aquarium. By M.J. Prest Courtesy of Great Plains Zoo Visitors watch a brown bear in its habitat at the Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls, S.D. A previous gift from Denny Sanford helped fund the expansion of the brown bear habitat. Also, Karen and William Davis gave $10 million to establish the Davis Family Center for Preventive Genomics at Endeavor Health, and Robert Kraft gave $1 mil

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Research Shows Nonprofit Employees Wasting Up To 30% of Each Day

NonProfit PRO

How does your organization compare with peers? Download this report for new data, trends and insights from 1,000 nonprofit leaders on the state of nonprofit operations, fundraising strategies, automation and mission impact.

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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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Strong Proposals Start with Asking 11 Internal Questions

The NonProfit Times

Albert Einstein once said: “If you cannot explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” As grant directors, managers, and writers you need to understand what you are writing about in your proposals, especially if you aren’t involved directly in the project or program development. If you don’t understand it in writing, potential funders won’t understand it in review either.

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How do you fight and lead for change during scary times?

Clairification

Today I’m writing about something that’s not fundraising or nonprofit marketing strategy per se. It’s more about how to have hope – and take action – during times that may feel hopeless. For most of us, we’ve perhaps never been in more perilous times during our lifetimes. For a host of reasons. And it’s not just in the United States. The world has been veering towards more authoritarian, less egalitarian, rule for a while now.

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Understanding Nonprofit HR: What Sets It Apart?

Get Fully Funded

Think back on your nonprofit’s growth journey. Perhaps your nonprofit started with you wearing dozens of hats, from fundraiser to marketer to program officer. Now, you’ve scaled up and have 10, 30, or maybe even 50 employees helping you move your mission forward. If you’ve experienced this type of rapid growth, you’ve probably realized that your nonprofit could benefit from a robust human resources (HR) framework.

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Unlocking equity by investing in broad outreach and deep community organizing 

Candid

Foundation program officers and government officials can unintentionally limit the impact of community-based organizations by funding them to serve only a specific demographic group and a narrow set of activities. Without the flexibility to pivot to new strategies and broad engagement among community members, organizations risk falling into a cycle where they only treat the symptoms of problems instead of tackling the root causes that underlie their mission.

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Research: Loyalty Requires More Than A Transaction

The NonProfit Times

Just 58% of members of professional associations receive messaging from the organizations at least weekly, which is well below alumni associations at 75% and trade group 63%. Of course, being a season tickets holder of a professional sports team tops everything at 85% receiving at least one weekly message. “New member acquisition” was the top priority among respondents across all organization types to a report “The Benefits Of Belonging” by iSeatz, a New Orleans-based association and rewards fir

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They Call Her “The Woman They Could Not Silence”

Fundraising Leadership

Issue 265 — July 8, 2024 If Elizabeth Packard were alive today, she would be on our Panel “Together We Lead for Health” at Take The Lead’s Power Up Conference and Concert this August 25th evening and 26th all day, in Washington DC and accessible virtually. The theme is “Together We Lead.” Elizabeth Packard’s life story, while appalling, is inspiring.

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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.