June, 2024

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To Fight Antisemitism, Improve Holocaust Education

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Broad philanthropic support for combating antisemitism — and protecting democracy — must include greater investment in teaching about the Holocaust. By Deborah M. Lauter U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Student ambassadors of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home program, which trains D.C.-area high school students to become docents, tour the “Tower of Faces” in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

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The Secret to Stopping Overwhelm in the Workplace

NonProfit Leadership Center

Nonprofit work environments are fast-paced and somewhat chaotic at times. But, working longer, faster and harder is no longer the answer to enhance productivity or improve overall performance. Organizations are hitting a proverbial wall with this approach, as it too often results in many working slower, shorter and less satisfied. "Today, there is a growing recognition that the pace of change is so great we cannot possibly solve all the problems at the rate we need to … working to solve root pro

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Postal Regulatory Commission Cautions USPS Against Pushing Price Hikes to Maximum Levels

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service’s price hike will move forward, but the Postal Regulatory Commission expressed concerns over rapid increases.

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Crafting an Impactful Annual Report: A Step-by-Step Guide

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

For nonprofits, annual reports play an important role in maintaining both financial transparency and donor trust. As the name implies, most organizations create and publish these reports once a year, making them a staple that any nonprofit professional could benefit from brushing up on. To help you develop or improve your own impact reporting skills, this guide will explore the annual report creation process step by step.

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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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Comment on The Easy Way to Set Up a ‘Give and Get’ Policy for Your Board by Meredith Gibbs

Amy Eisenstein

How does this work for boards of say, a sports team where board members volunteer 15-30 hours a week on top of their full-time job? One of the board members is in charge of fundraising so he or she would have to also give or get a set minimum on top of that? Aren’t positions voluntary? I’m interested in the idea and would love to hear what you mean by a better board culture?

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The 3 Deadly Sins Of Dysfunctional Boards

Joan Garry

Come join our LIVE workshop "How to Identify, Recruit, and Convince the Right People to Join Your Board". Begins June 10th! The post The 3 Deadly Sins Of Dysfunctional Boards appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Effective Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Nonprofit Talent

NonProfit Leadership Center

Although nonprofit jobs comprise about 10% of the American workforce, nonprofits are experiencing a workforce crisis. In the most recent Nonprofit Workforce Survey conducted by the National Council of Nonprofits, nearly 3 in 4 nonprofits reported job vacancies (exceeding pre-COVID levels), primarily due to salary competition, budget constraints/insufficient funds and burnout.

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The Most Popular Brand Archetypes for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

As nonprofit communications has evolved over the years, we started exploring the concept of brand archetypes and how nonprofits can use them. While there are 12 brand archetypes, we think some of them make more sense for nonprofits than others. Today we’ll share the ones we think work best for nonprofits and which archetypes are the most popular for nonprofits.

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Tracy Kamen’s Role in Navigating Disaster Relief

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In the nonprofit sector, Tracy Kamen, a passionate Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP), is creating a positive impact around the world. In this exclusive interview with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Tracy shares her story and valuable advice for anyone dreaming of a career making a difference. Get ready to be inspired by Tracy’s unique journey—a journey that’s all about impact!

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Comment on How to Fire Utterly Toxic Nonprofit Board Members by Kim Lehmann

Amy Eisenstein

In reply to Kimberly Wright. File a complaint with who? The entire board has threatened and used intimidation to scare members from signing petitions. And the threat is real.

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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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Outcome Metrics– Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World

NonProfit PRO

Examine how modern technology continues to shift finance from a “scorekeeper” role to a “value driver” role. Finance teams will lead the way in sustaining funding, strengthening stewardship, and maximizing impact.

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Expected SCOTUS Decisions Could Endanger Domestic Violence Victims. Where’s Philanthropy?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy has long neglected the domestic violence movement, but the stakes are getting higher, and more support is desperately needed. By Brett J. Barnes Getty Images Philanthropy has long neglected the domestic violence movement, but the stakes are getting higher, and more support is desperately needed.

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Communicating With Confidence: 5 Tips to Communicate With Groups Effectively

NonProfit Leadership Center

According to research from the Project Management Institute, the biggest predictor of a project’s success — or failure — is communication. Their report found that project managers should spend 90% of their time on communications to ensure a project’s success, and up to 56% of revenue could be lost due to poor communication. So, how can your nonprofit communicate more effectively to achieve its intended impact?

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My Executive Director Hired a Marketing Consultant Without Telling Me

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Let’s tackle the appropriate reaction for nonprofit communications pros to this situation: Your executive director or other senior managers may have just hired a marketing consultant without previously talking to you. They are excited about a meeting they just had — again without you. They think it’s going to be great and are so excited!

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Bridging Generational Divides in Nonprofit Staff: 7 Steps

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In the diverse tapestry of nonprofit organizations, one challenge that often arises is the generational and knowledge divide among employees. With multi-generational staff and varying levels of experience, nonprofits must navigate these divides to foster collaboration, innovation, and shared success. In this blog post, we explore strategies for bridging generational and knowledge divides in nonprofit teams and harnessing the collective wisdom and expertise of all employees. 1.

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Comment on Leadership Lessons Learned as a Woman Consultant and Business Owner by Patrick Obia

Amy Eisenstein

Whether you aspire to be a consultant, own your own business, or take on other forms of nonprofit leadership, here are some key lessons I've learned.

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Donor Acquisition Tops List of Challenges for Nonprofit Leaders

NonProfit PRO

Donor acquisition is the top challenge nonprofit leaders are facing this year, according to the latest research from NonProfit PRO.

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Will Giving Grants Based on Race Survive the Fearless Fund Case?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The 11th Circuit decision in American Alliance for Equal Rights v. Fearless Fund has put grant makers on notice: Any grants limited to members of a specific race could be illegal. By Alex Daniels Rebecca Blackwell/AP The Fearless Fund’s Arian Simone and Ayana Parsons speak to journalists outside the James Lawrence King Federal Building in Miami, as they leave with their legal team following a hearing in January.

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What Kind of Experience Are You Giving Your Donors?

Ann Green

What kind of experience are you giving your donors when they interact with your organization? Is it good, bad, or somewhere in between? It’s important for you to look at things from their perspective, not yours. Let’s examine some of the different aspects of fundraising and donor communication to see what kind of experience you’re giving your donors.

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6 Key Fundamentals for Successful Nonprofit Videos

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Video content is pretty much essential at this point to any communications program. People spend about 18 hours a week watching videos online , and 89% of consumers want to see more videos from brands in 2024. How can you keep up? Make sure you have these 6 video fundamentals for nonprofits down! 6 Key Video Fundamentals 1. A Storyboard Is Vital to Success.

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Matching Grant Funding: Understand this Common Structure

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

You’ve almost certainly encountered them, but if you’re new to grant seeking, matching grants can be a bit anxiety-inducing. Between determining cost share, finding cash or in-kind contributions to cover it, and developing a bigger-picture strategy, these grants bring some baggage. But are they anything to be scared of or avoid? No! Matching grants are extremely common, especially for federal and other government funding opportunities.

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Comment on Attention Women Fundraisers: Plan Your Career Strategically by Lenita Dunlap

Amy Eisenstein

If you're a woman fundraiser, an aspiring nonprofit leader, or you simply want to improve your career, this post is for you!

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Protection for Non-profit Educational Institutions

NonProfit PRO

Philadelphia Insurance Companies provides specialized, innovative protection to educational institutions in the non-profit and human services space. Coverages include private, academic, religious, vocational and charter schools. PHLY offers separate limits for General Liability, Educators Professional and Cyber Liability, Abuse & Molestation. Learn more.

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Foundations Are Funding Tiny Home Villages for the Homeless. Is It a Worthwhile Effort?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Oak Foundation, Sobrato Philanthropies, and the Dell Foundation all hope for big gains via small floorplans By Stephanie Beasley Courtesy of DignityMoves Dignity Moves and the County of Santa Barbara partnered on this interim supportive housing community in downtown Santa Barbara, consisting of 34 private rooms with shared community spaces and access to county services.

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7 Donor Segmentation Strategies for Personalized Messages

Ann Green

Segmenting your donors allows you to send personalized messages that resonate with them and increase engagement. Check out these donor segmentation strategies. By Gabrielle Perham With so much information available at their fingertips, it can be overwhelming and difficult for your supporters to fully absorb it all. Among the thousands of brands, businesses, and other charitable organizations out there, your nonprofit has to figure out how to cut through the clutter and stand out to current and p

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A Basic Nonprofit Marketing Strategy, Outlined

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Are you looking for a basic template or pattern to follow when creating a nonprofit marketing strategy? When creating your nonprofit marketing strategy, we recommend that you choose from these 12 marketing goals , 12 marketing strategies , 12 marketing objectives , and scores of tactics , including both types of content and the channels through which you’ll distribute that content.

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How Black Literary Organizations Are Continuing the Work of Liberation

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Marcus Jackson for Cave Canem Black writers have played a critical role in the fight for Black liberation. During slavery, the work of people like Phyllis Wheatley —the first African American to publish a book and achieve international acclaim as a writer—helped to shed light on the Black experience and counteract stereotypes about the intellectual capabilities of Black people.

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  Freedom To Fight For DEI: How Legal Battles Affect Leadership Policies, Commitment

Fundraising Leadership

Prevailing in an anti-DEI climate requires intention and effort. The fireworks this month for celebrations of U.S. independence surrounding July 4 are not the only outbursts catching the attention of corporations, leaders, non-profits and educators. The trend of nationwide pushback on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts at work and in higher education is loud and distracting.

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Benefits of Cloud Accounting Software for Grantmaking Organizations

NonProfit PRO

Outdated on-premises software is rapidly being replaced by a new breed of modern cloud solutions. Over 90 percent of businesses report using cloud solutions today, and nonprofits are no exception.

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A Grant Program for Black Women Business Owners Is Discriminatory, Appeals Court Rules

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative groups waging a sprawling legal battle against corporate diversity programs. By Alexandra Olson, Associated Press NEW YORK Rebecca Blackwell/AP Co-founders and CEOs of the Fearless Fund Arian Simone, center left, and Ayana Parsons, center right, The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative groups waging a sprawling legal battle against corporate diversity programs that

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Donor’s Lament: You Didn’t Thank Me Properly

Clairification

Everything I learned about saying “thank you” I learned from: My mother. Miss Manners. Penelope Burk. According to Burk’s research from Donor-Centered Fundraising , more than 80% of thank you letters start with “ Thank you for your generous gift of …” or “ On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your generous gift of …” Y A W N Want to stand out?

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5 Ways to Work Better with Graphic Designers

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Endless revisions? Missed deadlines? Going over budget? Oh my! Making pretty things isn’t always fun and games. These are common issues many of us have faced while producing creative projects for our organizations. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, understanding how to collaborate effectively with graphic designers is number one in elevating your organization’s visual presence.

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A New Look at How US Nonprofits Get Really Big (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Ali Kelley , Darren Isom , Bradley Seeman , Julia Silverman , Analia Cuevas-Ferreras & Katrina Frei-Herrmann In 2007, we published research analyzing how nonprofits with more than $50 million in annual revenue were funded. Has anything changed?

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The Biggest Branding Mistakes Nonprofits Make: 3 Essential Fixes

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Lyn Chamberlin , founder of LC Leadership – a strategic brand development consultancy. Branding can make or break a nonprofit, yet many organizations struggle to communicate their value effectively. Despite meaningful and transformative missions, nonprofits often fall into common branding traps. Small and medium-sized nonprofits, in particular, often lack the resources and expertise to craft compelling narratives, engage supporters, and clearly define the problems they address.

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Hands-On AI Training. For Anyone!

NonProfit PRO

The Human Stack is launching AI for Anyone. This 60-minute hands-on AI training will get you using AI tools, break down concepts, define the glossary, and teach you the basics. Learn how to keep up with the conversation, increase your comfort level, and gain working knowledge. Learn AI, not just about AI. Launching July 31. Join the waitlist!

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