December, 2023

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How a Debate Over Vaping Might Derail the War on Tobacco

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Anti-smoking groups aren't just fighting big tobacco. They're fighting amongst themselves. By Marc Gunther Anti-smoking groups aren't just fighting big tobacco. They're fighting amongst themselves.

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How to Fundraise During Turbulent Times

NonProfit PRO

On the final day of Nonprofit POWER in Baltimore, Maryland, Bill Stanczykiewicz, senior assistant dean for external relations at Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, led the keynote session, “Fundraising in Turbulent Times” to help the nonprofit professionals in the room make sense of data and the wealth effects of charitable giving as they prepare for multiple scenarios in 2024.

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Building Brands that Change the World: 5 Strategies to Leave a Lasting Impact

NonProfit Leadership Center

With so much media content in the world, have you ever wondered how your organization can cut through the clutter and resonate with your audience? Soul Media CEO and Nonprofit Leadership Center trainer Emily Ghosh Harris says the key to building a brand that leaves a lasting impact is to look at the big picture and align your personal and organizational brand.

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Jennifer Lohse, CNP’s Early Calling to Philanthropy

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

There are individuals who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. Jennifer Lohse , Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) , is one such individual. With a deep-rooted passion for philanthropy and a commitment to making a positive impact, Jennifer has dedicated her life to the nonprofit sector. In a recent interview, Jennifer shares her inspiring story and offers some insights for those considering a career in the social sector.

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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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Joan’s 3 Biggest Takeaways of 2023

Joan Garry

In reviewing all of the blog posts I wrote in 2023, there were three topics in particular that stood out for me. Here they are. The post Joan’s 3 Biggest Takeaways of 2023 appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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4 Ways Nonprofits Can Start Using AI in 2024

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kyle Behrend — a seasoned not-for-profit professional dedicated to educating and empowering nonprofits with AI through NFPs.AI. The nonprofit sector, often stretched for resources and expertise, is uniquely positioned to benefit from the efficiencies and opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The successful implementation of AI-powered solutions in nonprofits has shown significant potential to enhance organisational efficiency.

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4 Common Recurring Gift Bloopers

NonProfit PRO

It’s that time of year again. The holidays are near and the year-end giving crunch is on. That’s why I am sharing a few bloopers in direct mail and emails that could have been prevented in the past few months.

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Three Ways to Enhance Your Leadership Growth in 2024

NonProfit Leadership Center

If you want to grow as a leader in 2024, there are three things you’ll need to prioritize: reflection, adaptability and continuous learning. 1. Reflection Take time to reflect on your past leadership experiences and outcomes from the previous year. Analyze what worked well, what didn’t and why. Use these insights to reframe your approach.

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Nonprofit Externship Program Selects 5 Promising CNP Students

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is proud to introduce the five students taking part in its inaugural Externship Program, a program designed to nurture and empower the next generation of nonprofit leaders. This program stands as a testament to NLA’s commitment to fostering excellence in the nonprofit sector by providing opportunities for its Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) students on their partnered campuses.

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Disabled People Need a New Climate Safety Net

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Jacek_Sopotnicki on istock.com Norma Crosby realized her house was flooding when she was sitting at her dining room table and noticed her toes were wet. She knew Hurricane Harvey might hit her rural town of Alvin, TX, but it wasn’t until the water reached her feet that she knew she and her husband had to evacuate. They listened to the news of the storm through the National Federation of the Blind Newsline , which gives newspaper access and emergency weather alerts to blind and vi

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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 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles of 2023

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By SSIR Editors The end of the year is often a time for reflection and looking back, but when you examine the list of SSIR ’s most-read articles of 2023, you’ll find they’re focused on shaping the future: Improving the practice of design thinking to solve social problems, preparing organizations to adopt AI responsibly, telling better stories for transformational social change, coordinating impact investing so communities thrive, achieving equity and justice for all, and more.

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Donor Revolts, Fundraising Fallout, and Why the Ivy League's Turmoil Matters to All Nonprofits

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofit leaders, academics, and funders weigh in on donor influence and free-speech politics, following the resignation of Penn President Liz Magill Following the resignation of Penn President Liz Magill, nonprofit leaders, academics, and funders weigh in on donor influence and free speech politics.

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Donors Give $3.1 Billion to Nonprofits on GivingTuesday This Year

NonProfit PRO

In the first indication of how year-end giving will fare this year, GivingTuesday donations rose less than 1% on Tuesday. The GivingTuesday Data Commons noted that more analysis of the data will be unveiled over the coming weeks.

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Five Most Popular Nonprofit Articles of 2023

NonProfit Leadership Center

During the past year, nonprofit professionals turned to the Nonprofit Leadership Center for resources and support to strengthen their organizations and communities. Here are the top five most-read articles from our subject matter experts in 2023. 17 Questions to Ask Your Team to Build the Best Culture Research shows that 96% of workers are looking for a new job, with many seeking a position that offers higher compensation and a healthy, positive work environment.

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3 Ways In-Kind Donations Can Support Your Nonprofit’s Cause

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

With a thoughtful donor prospecting strategy and well-crafted appeals, you’re already well on your way to generating the support your nonprofit needs for its beneficiaries. However, not all your supporters will be open to your fundraising asks. And that’s alright—there are many reasons why an individual might not want to donate money to your nonprofit.

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How to use Schema Markup in 2024 [Newbie Friendly Guide]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to use Schema Markup in 2024 [Newbie Friendly Guide] What is Schema Markup, why should you use it and how can it help you boost your SEO efforts? Check out this [Newbie Friendly Guide] and get started with structured data. SEO is complicated. There are thousands of ranking factors that Google and other search engines consider when analyzing a website.

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How Communities Around the World Are Connecting Social Isolation and Health

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Paul Cann Current global estimates suggest that 1 in 4 older adults experience social isolation, and 5 to 15 percent of adolescents experience loneliness. Weak social connections cause a higher risk of early death; these are also linked to anxiety, depression, suicide, dementia, and the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Weak social connections represent an equivalent health risk to smoking and obesity.

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How Foundations Can Build Trust-Based Relationships With Grantees

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Stephanie J. Hull and Hilary Pennington iStock Involve potential grantees in learning at the outset, and more advice from a grant maker and a nonprofit leader.

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Your CEO Should Build Your Nonprofit Community

NonProfit PRO

Community is “actionable,” Katrina VanHuss, chair and founder of Turnkey, said. It gets people to do crazy things like VanHuss signing up for Jujitsu and Courtney Bugler, president and CEO of Zero Prostate Cancer, joining the ballroom dance community, the pair shared in the NonProfit POWER session, “Why the CEO Is the Only One Who Can Build Your Nonprofit Community.

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5 Fundraising Trends to Watch for in 2024

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Wendy Mercurio , Content & Education Specialist at Qgiv — an online fundraising platform empowering 20,000+ nonprofit fundraisers to raise money for their causes while keeping costs low. December is an important month for nonprofit fundraisers. A lot of time, effort, and preparation goes into ensuring end-of-year campaigns produce all the funds needed for organizations to sustain their important missions.

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Prioritizing Sustainability? Get Help From Digital Waivers

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

As a nonprofit leader or professional, you know about the importance of having (and standing by) strong values. While your organization already does important work to further its mission, you may also prioritize meeting certain standards for sustainability. There are so many ways to limit your organization’s carbon footprint, from recycling waste to choosing eco-friendly fundraising ideas.

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Why Formerly Incarcerated People Need Representation in Elected Positions

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash A commonly uttered phrase in movement organizing spaces is: “Those who are closest to the problem are closest to the solutions.” Yet, too often, those with lived experiences are left out of the decision-making process. Such is the case for formerly incarcerated people. Both men experienced how easy it is for young Black men to be swept up in the criminal legal system.

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5 Essential Elements for a Strong Nonprofit Website

Top Nonprofits

Your website is one of the most important tools your nonprofit has at its disposal. It’s a marketing, fundraising, and educational resource all in one! However, not all nonprofits use their websites to their fullest potential. As a result, they may miss out on additional support that they could easily secure with simple fixes to their website. Make sure your website serves its purpose and provides value to your supporters.

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Education Cannot Wait Commits $500 Million to Serve Refugee Students and Teachers

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Save the Children Bangladesh The Education Cannot Wait grant aims to continue the education of up to 5 million school-age refugee children worldwide, including Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Also, the Lilly Endowment gave almost $146 million to six colleges and universities in Indiana for community-development projects, and the U. of Massachusetts at Boston received $10 million to establish the New Balance Institute for Innovative Leadership in Sport.

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5 Social Media Content Ideas for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

There are approximately 1.8 million charitable nonprofits in America that provide help and support in various ways. While that is an incredible statistic, it leaves a pressing question: What makes your nonprofit stand out in the sea of millions?

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10 Website Maintenance Tips for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By CONCAT — the first website design and development company solely led by refugees and women from countries of conflict. Website maintenance and support can be a luxury for nonprofits working on a tight budget. Here are 10 website maintenance tips that your nonprofit can do yourself to ensure that your website is healthy and running at its best — without needing to break the bank!

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Executive Leadership in 2024: Five Imperatives for C-Suite Leaders

NonProfit HR

As an executive leader leading a social impact organization, I’m sure you can agree that the last three years were about managing through change and being empathetic but resilient. As leaders, we had to be emotionally fit but focus on self-care and ensure others did the same. The business-as-usual approach was disrupted, and leaders across … Read more The post Executive Leadership in 2024: Five Imperatives for C-Suite Leaders appeared first on Nonprofit HR.

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Making meaning of Candid’s free demographic data set 

Candid

Today, Candid released our latest research manual, Analyzing Candid’s demographic data. Over 62,000 U.S. nonprofits currently share some demographic data about their staff and board with Candid. As a result of our Demographics via Candid efforts, this number has increased significantly over the past two years. In fact, about 1,000 nonprofits are now adding demographic data to their Candid profiles every month.

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Ramadan Donations: 12 Best Practices to Encourage More Giving

Donorbox Nonprofit

Every year during the month of Ramadan, 1.8 billion Muslims globally celebrate with fasting, reflection, and acts of charity. This exciting season is often prime fundraising time for masjids and Islamic charities looking to raise more money for their important causes. In this article, we’ll look at the Ramadan donation types and best practices that […] The post Ramadan Donations: 12 Best Practices to Encourage More Giving appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Spearheads New Fund Combating Sexual Violence

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Courage Fund will honor champions of sexual-violence prevention and run education and healing programs, largely for Black women and girls. By Kay Dervishi Inspired to action after singer R. Kelly’s trial, author Ta-Nehisi Coates is teaming up with two nonprofits to create the Courage Fund.

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3 Tips to Make Sure Your Nonprofit’s Tech Is Up to the Task — Even In a Crisis

NonProfit PRO

Of course, every nonprofit wants to be able to answer the call to fulfill its mission no matter the circumstances. This is especially true in dire situations. Here are three tips to make sure your nonprofit's technology is up for the task.

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The Top 10 Posts on Nonprofit Tech for Good in 2023

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The top 10 posts on Nonprofit Tech for Good in 2023 reflect the trends that nonprofits were most interested in this past year. Social media still dominates the list as it has every year for the last decade. AI made a strong showing in 2023, and email marketing best practices are still in high demand. Thank you for being a part of the Nonprofit Tech for Good community in 2023.

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Should you ask nonprofit donors to cover gift transaction fees?

Clairification

I’ve written about this before. But since I continue to get questions, I’m writing about it again. Fundraisers wonder about the upsides and downsides in asking donors to cover credit card and other gift transaction fees. Hmmn… First, let me be upfront in letting you know my gut emotional response to doing this is “no.” Why? Because it puts too much focus on the monetary transaction, making would-be donors think about money rather than impact.

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Building a nonprofit budget: 4 steps to get started

Candid

Once you’ve established a new nonprofit , one of your first considerations will likely be fundraising. After all, the only way you can fulfill your organization’s mission is if you can bring in the funding you need to support your programs and initiatives. You should also have a plan for how to effectively manage your funding, which is where your financial strategy comes into play.

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How to Use Challenge Gifts to Bring in More Funds

Donorbox Nonprofit

According to studies, challenge gifts attracted 23% more donors and 18% more dollars than identical fundraising campaigns without the matching gift challenge. In this article, we’ll delve into different types of matching gifts, how to secure them, and ways you can ensure your campaign’s success. What is a Challenge Gift? A challenge gift uses nonprofits’ […] The post How to Use Challenge Gifts to Bring in More Funds appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.