August, 2023

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Why All of Us Need to Give to Nonprofit News Outlets

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

If less than half a percent of all private contributions went to journalism nonprofits, we could replace the loss of local newsrooms and strengthen democracy. By Brian Eule If less than half a percent of all private contributions went to journalism nonprofits, we could replace the loss of local newsrooms and strengthen democracy.

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Donors Remain Loyal to DAFs as Overall Giving Declines

NonProfit PRO

Trends have shown both annual and major donors pulled back their charitable gifts last year due to economic uncertainty. Despite that, giving from donor-advised funds (DAFs) remained strong last year. And so far this year — or fiscal year for some DAF grantors — that remains true.

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Using Donor Data to Personalize Your Text Donation Appeals

Ann Green

Data can help inform your nonprofit’s approach to text-to-give and drive greater fundraising results. Use these tips to boost your text messaging strategy. By Mike Snusz In order for your nonprofit to effectively reach supporters via a text donation campaign, you will need to simulate an authentic, one-on-one communication experience. The best way to personalize your messages and create highly tailored donation appeals is to leverage donor data.

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Comment on Raising Major Gifts Takes Accountability: 3 Ways to Stay on Track by Timothy J Dougherty

Amy Eisenstein

Thoughtful and helpful article – thanks! One helpful thing we do in my office is to have a monthly meeting to review “open opportunities” aka planned solicitations for the year ahead. this is always good reminder to be in touch with those top donors who we plan to solicit soon.

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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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Leading Effective Meetings: 5 Tips to Conduct More Productive Meetings

NonProfit Leadership Center

Believe it or not, employees spend an average of 18+ hours per week in meetings, but nearly half say those meetings are unnecessary and 70% report multitasking during the gatherings ( Source ). With a reported 24 million hours wasted each year due to unproductive meetings, how do you conduct more productive meetings at your nonprofit that matter to your colleagues and motivate your team members?

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Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Takes New Position at Kansas City Public Schools

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In an inspiring career journey that exemplifies the power of networking, seizing new opportunities, and embracing the unknown, Nicole Collier White, CNP has recently taken on a new role within the Kansas City Public Schools (KCPS) system as Chief Communications and Community Engagement Officer. With a passion for serving others, Nicole’s climb to this position is a testament to her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in her community.

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Donors Want Value: How Nonprofits Can Deliver More

NonProfit PRO

Focus on achieving value for donors’ giving should be the guiding principle of every nonprofit. Philanthropic organizations should focus on how they can provide more services with their resources. This focus on need, and how to fulfill it, can lead to more efficiency and effectiveness.

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15 best Peer-to-Peer fundraising software for Nonprofits

Affnetz

15 best Peer-to-Peer fundraising software for Nonprofits 15 best Peer-to-Peer fundraising software for Nonprofits / By Mike Crum Regardless of what you call it, peer-to-peer fundraising is here to stay. Also known as social fundraising, and DIY fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraising allows supporters of Nonprofits to tap into their personal networks to raise money for Nonprofits.

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Don’t Wait Too Long to Start Planning Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

Ann Green

It’s hard to think about fall when it’s been so hot in many parts of the United States and Europe, but September will be here before you know it. Even though it might be sweltering outside, now is a good time to start planning your year-end fundraising campaign, hopefully in an air-conditioned space. If you’re behind in your revenue goals, you may want to launch it earlier than you have in the past.

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6 Messaging Options for Email Re-Engagement Campaigns

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Keeping a clean email list is really important especially since email deliverability rates just seem to get lower and lower. One hallmark of a clean list is only emailing active subscribers – those who keep opening and clicking on your emails. But what about those who haven’t done those things in a while? Before you delete them from your list completely, run a re-engagement campaign using one (or more) of these six messaging options: Using your most popular “in case you missed

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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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The 5 Attributes of a Great Nonprofit Executive Director

Joan Garry

Transform your nonprofit's internal communications from chaos to clarity with these internal communications tips + a handy template to help your team create its own internal comms best practices! The post The 5 Attributes of a Great Nonprofit Executive Director appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Boomer Leaders Should Learn to Share Their Power — Like I Did

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Raymond A. Jetson Getty Images The long-time head of a Louisiana social enterprise wasn’t ready to retire but had a plan that was better for him and the organization: to co-lead with a rising-star millennial.

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15 Ways Board Members Can Help Raise Funds

NonProfit PRO

I have heard many nonprofit executive directors and fundraisers say, “My board just won’t do any fundraising.” I’ve also heard, “My board doesn’t understand anything about fundraising.” Here is a non-exhaustive list of actions board members can take to help with fundraising.

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Creating a Harmonious Work-Life Balance: Effective Self-Care Strategies to Combat Burnout

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

Written by: Julianna Jones Working in the nonprofit sector can be a rollercoaster filled with passion and heartwarming moments. However, amidst the magic and joy of it all, even the most dedicated do-gooders can sometimes find themselves teetering on the edge of burnout. Burnout in the nonprofit space is a pressing concern, affecting individual well-being and the organization’s ability to fulfill its mission.

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Prioritize Gratitude by Creating a Thank You Plan

Ann Green

Thanking your donors is just as important, if not more important than fundraising. Yet many organizations spend a lot of time putting together a fundraising campaign and treat thanking their donors as an afterthought. Donor retention continues to be a problem. Prioritizing gratitude and donor relations will help. If you don’t do a good job of thanking your donors, as well as building relationships throughout the year, you’ll have a hard time getting people to people to donate again.

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Mixed Links: News and Tips for Nonprofit Marketers – August 4, 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Let’s kick off a new month with the most helpful articles, posts, and tips for nonprofit marketers. This week we have some generational stats including how to recruit Gen Z employees, tips for A/B testing, cracking social media algorithms, Google Analytics 4, and more. It’s time for Mixed Links… Here is a Beginner’s Guide to A/B Testing.

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Comment on Virtual Solicitation Done Right: How to Ask for Donations via Zoom by 12 Ways to Become a Better Listener and Raise Larger Gifts - CapDev

Amy Eisenstein

[…] maintain eye contact, and nod or provide verbal cues to show your engagement.

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Want to Solve Polarization? Encourage More People to Volunteer

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Eboo Patel I’ve seen firsthand how volunteering can bridge deep political divides, says the author, who praises a new bipartisan report prescribing “Civic CPR” to bring the nation together.

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How Nonprofits Can Achieve Superior Project Execution

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits excel at developing new ideas and starting their implementation, but the outcomes often fall short of initial expectations. Here are the top five reasons why top performing nonprofits “out-execute” everyone else.

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Boosting Nonprofit Performance: Unleashing the Power of Effective Teams

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In the world of nonprofit organizations, the key to making a lasting impact lies within the power of their teams. These teams are more than just a group of individuals working together; they are the heart and soul of the organization, driving its mission forward. In this article, we will explore our strategies for enhancing your nonprofit performance!

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Raising funds for a world free of oppression

Big Duck

Related Content CampaignsParent Project Muscular DystrophyEngaging the community to raise funds CampaignsThe Jewish BoardMotivating young people to engage CampaignsThe Multiple Myeloma Research FoundationTranslating complex science into a clear ask

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Mixed Links: News and Tips for Nonprofit Marketers – August 11, 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Happy Friday! Ready for the most helpful articles, posts, and tips for nonprofit marketers? This week we have X logos, Threads updates, what matters to Google, federal grant improvements, and more. It’s time for Mixed Links… Social Media Examiner has some Instagram Updates Marketers Need to Know. For those of you still there, X Updates Brand Assets, So You Can Replace the Twitter Bird in Your Displays.

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To Cover Letter or Not To Cover Letter: How About Some Questions?

NonProfit HR

By Michael McElroy, MS, SHRM-CP, CSC Organization #1: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, three to five professional references, two writing samples, complete our personality assessment, upload your passport, three family photos and a recent diary entry. Organization #2: *Turns on LinkedIn Easy Apply* One of these organizations received two applicants for their … Read more The post To Cover Letter or Not To Cover Letter: How About Some Questions?

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MacKenzie Scott Has Given 17 Nonprofits $97 Million in the First Half of 2023

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Maria Di Mento AP MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving website lists the nonprofits she’s supported and, in some cases the amount she gave them, but it doesn’t yet show the 2023 donations. Nearly half went to early-childhood education and development, but she also gave to strengthen maternal health, combat infant mortality, create affordable housing, and more.

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4 Ways to Build Benefits to Attract and Retain Nonprofit Employees

NonProfit PRO

Many nonprofits are feeling the pressure of today’s challenging labor market. How can you attract and retain employees when other organizations have more resources to win talent? Here are four steps to creating an inclusive and robust benefits package to bolster company culture, as well as to attract and keep talent.

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Reading List: Leading Through Change

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By SSIR Editors Stanford Social Innovation Review ’s 2023 Nonprofit Management Institute will grapple with the many challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit leaders today. Headlines and LinkedIn feeds announce upheaval related to generative AI, fundraising headwinds, employee well-being, efforts to decolonize nonprofit organizations, and more.

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Take The Lead Power Up Conference Ignites Inspiration and Action

Fundraising Leadership

On stage at the Power Up Conference (L to R) Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president, Take The Lead; Julie Uhrman, co-founder, Angel City FC, winner of Leading Company Award; Vada Manager, 2022 Leading Man Award winner. The energy was electric as the Take The Lead Power Up Conference kicked off on Women’s Equality Day, Saturday, August 26th, with a lineup that promised to fuel finding the power within, ignite change, and celebrate women's equality.

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Balancing Mental Health in Nonprofit Marketing

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

If you’re like many nonprofit marketers I know, you’re all about making a positive impact in the world through your work. You take your job seriously and don’t mind getting hands-on and hands-in when needed – which happens a lot in our field. We frequently find ourselves knee-deep in the hustle and bustle of our beloved mission-based organizations, balancing scarce resources and endless priorities.

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Progress is transformational. When you arrive, you feel good.

Clairification

Actually, with the most awe-inspiring transformational journeys, you feel good before, during, when and after you arrive. Why? Because you’re following something that calls to you. The siren song of the calling stirs you, continually. You, your organization, your supporters… you’re all journeying forward on a quest that takes you each where you’re pulled to go.

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Philanthropy Must Stop Ignoring the World’s Hardest Hit Climate Victims

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Tamar Kosky Lazarus Lameck Ododo The worst drought in 40 years is wreaking havoc on remote communities in Kenya like the Kakuma Refugee Camp, which rarely make front-page news or capture the attention of philanthropy program officers. Donors who are serious about addressing the climate crisis need to pay attention to places like Kenya’s Kakuma Refugee Camp and other nearly invisible communities across the globe.

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Increase Your Impact on Social Media

NonProfit PRO

If your nonprofit is struggling to get fans to stop scrolling, you may need to adjust your strategy. If you want to consistently engage your supporters as well as prospective donors, you need to plan, diversify and be consistent. Learn how to master storytelling, create engaging content, and grow your list of supporters with this helpful guide!

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Measuring Progress Toward Community Power

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Jane Booth-Tobin & Jennifer Ito As more foundations orient toward building community power, assessing progress becomes a critical challenge. Short-term grant cycles do not neatly line up with the long-term arc of social change, and when funding for community power building can’t match the resources of those who wield power, measuring progress is particularly challenging (especially when grant makers without direct experience in building community power have unrealistic expectations)

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Creating a Standout Awareness Campaign: A Complete Guide

The Killoe Group

If your nonprofit team is running an awareness campaign during a larger awareness day, week, or month, it can be hard to break through the noise. That’s why we’ve pulled together nine fail-safe steps to plan, implement, and execute your awareness campaign to maximize exposure, recognition, and success. Get the tips here.

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Addressing Fears and Desires in Your Nonprofit’s Messaging

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

We know your nonprofit’s messaging needs to connect emotionally with folks to motivate them to act. We also know that fear and desire — both broadly defined — are excellent emotional motivators. So what do fear and desire look like in nonprofit messaging, and how has that changed over the last few years? We think the results from three years of word clouds from our webinar on conversion copywriting are interesting.

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The Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Budgeting

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit budget. Ugh. Not everyone’s favorite topic. Yet a budget is a critical tool in managing your organization. And way too many small nonprofits operate without one. A nonprofit budget can bring so many positives: Finances are much easier to manage because you know what expenses and revenue to expect. Success is easier to measure because you can compare your actual numbers to your budgeted numbers to see how you’re doing.

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