November, 2022

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An Open Letter to Elon Musk: For the Sake of the Public Good, Turn Twitter Into a Nonprofit

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Andy Posner. By choosing the nonprofit route, Musk could burnish his legacy, improve societal discourse, and provide a powerful model for other wealthy innovators to follow.

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Customer Service for Nonprofits: 4 Ways to Retain Donors

NonProfit PRO

At their core, nonprofits are service-oriented. And while there are distinctions between the way for-profit and nonprofit entities run, the standards of customer service apply equally between the two.

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Feature Your Organization in the 2022 Nonprofit Holiday Gift Guide

NonProfit Leadership Center

Now through Friday, November 18, the Nonprofit Leadership Center is accepting submissions for its 2022 Nonprofit Holiday Gift Guide. Started in 2019, this festive guide highlights holiday gifts that give back to nonprofit organizations to strengthen our communities. SUBMIT MY NONPROFIT. All you need to complete your submission is the following information: Name of the nonprofit organization Description of the product or service that benefits the nonprofit organization Cost of item(s) Link to lea

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Running Your Fraternity’s Fundraising Events: A Mini Guide

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

There are a number of ways fraternities can approach fundraising projects, but by far one of the most popular strategies is to host a fundraising event. After all, a fundraising event allows brothers to gather together, get to know each other, create memories, and make a difference. . But there are a lot of moving parts to manage when it comes to hosting a fundraising event, from attendee comfort level to your marketing strategy.

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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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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2023. Social media marketing continues to get trickier as there is more competition. Here are the top strategies you can use to stay ahead of the competition. Social media marketing has grown exponentially over the last few years. As there has been a boom in social media users over a short time, trends in marketing and business have also changed.

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Dismantling the Land Theft System: A Land Back Vision for Philanthropy

NonProfit Quarterly

This article is the third installment of NPQ’s series on Community-Driven Philanthropy. In this series, movement leaders explore what’s possible if philanthropy adopts a reparative model—one in which it supports the leadership of BIPOC communities, not just by writing grants, but by shifting assets and control over resources to frontline communities.

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Informed Delivery: A Year-End Fundraising Strategy You May Have Overlooked

NonProfit PRO

Informed Delivery can increase the effectiveness of your direct mail fundraising campaign while decreasing your postage costs. With only two more months left to take advantage of its dual benefits, here are the answers to the frequently asked questions I get on this strategy.

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The Greatest Duty is Giving Thanks

NonProfit Leadership Center

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we believe gratitude is one of the secret ingredients to success. During this season of giving, Team NLC reflects on the moments, memories and people we’re most grateful for in 2022. Our deep gratitude extends to you, our nonprofit partners, supporters and community leaders, who help strengthen nonprofit organizations and our communities alongside us every day.

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How to Use Storytelling for Nonprofits to Tug Heartstrings and Raise Funds

Get Fully Funded

Everyone loves a good story, and your skills in storytelling for nonprofits can make the difference between getting big bucks and donation requests that fall flat. The good news is that great stories are all around you. EVERY nonprofit has stories to tell! And you don’t need to be a professional writer to craft them. . Once you understand the basic elements of a good story and a few different ways to tell them, the rest is just practice, practice, practice.

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HOW TO: Easily Accept Stock Donations on Your Nonprofit’s Website – and Why You Should

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kyle Brown , COO at DonateStock – a fundraising platform that makes stock gifting to nonprofits easy and accessible. Giving Season is upon us and the clock is ticking. As leadership and development teams lean in for a final push, donors are receiving countless requests for limited financial support. . DonateStock has ignited a conversation in philanthropy with their innovative approach to stock gifting.

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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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Does your nonprofit mission statement drive donations?

Candid

Does a nonprofit’s mission statement influence its fundraising efforts? New research conducted using data from Candid suggests that understanding this relationship can boost your nonprofit’s fundraising success. An effective nonprofit mission statement draws supporters and donors to an organization. It gets them excited about helping to achieve that mission.

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We Know That Bridging Deep Differences Is Possible. Our Organizations Do It Every Day.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Sister Donna Markham , Suzanne McCormick, Eboo Patel, and Jonathan Reckford. A coordinated effort is needed in communities across the country to bring together people of different political parties, faith traditions, and racial and ethnic identities. A new undertaking from four major nonprofits aims to lead the way.

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8 Easy Things to Do to Raise More Money for Year-End

NonProfit PRO

The biggest fundraising time of the year for most nonprofits is here. You’ve no doubt been working on the big things for year-end. Yet often it’s the little things that count and pack a surprising wallop. Here are eight simple efforts that could help your nonprofit raise more money before Dec. 31.

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What Does Tribal Land Stewardship Look Like?

NonProfit Quarterly

“WE ARE POWERFUL” BY CHIP THOMAS/ JETSONORAMA.NET. Editors’ note: This article is from the fall 2022 issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly , “The Face of Climate Change,” and was first published on May 1, 2022. Click here to download this article as it appears in the magazine, with accompanying artwork. The climate crisis is not only a product of greenhouse gas emissions… but also of an ideological shift that was imposed by colonization and capitalism to justify violation of sacred land-, water-, and

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Don’t Blow Your Post-Holiday Opportunity to Thank Your Nonprofit Supporters

Clairification

For good things once a year is not enough. Why do so many of us only eat turkey once a year? Or pumpkin pie? I’ve no idea! It’s surely not rational. These are special foods we value and take great delight in. Yet we get into a bad habit of thinking on auto pilot. If it’s not Thanksgiving, the idea of roasting a turkey or making cranberry sauce doesn’t even enter most or our heads.

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8 Golf Fundraising Trends & Prediction for 2023

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus.org – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. When it comes to fundraising events, one of the biggest lessons learned from the pandemic years is the unique value of golf fundraisers. While many organizations initially leaned on golf tournaments to help them weather the storm of COVID-related restrictions, they soon discovered that golf events are a strategic, engaging, and lucrative option that belongs in an organiza

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Tweeting through uncertainty: Candid’s approach to nonprofit Twitter

Candid

Since Twitter’s new ownership took over in late October, the social media platform has experienced a significant decline in its userbase—a loss of over 1.3 million active users in one week. Candid’s Twitter account alone has lost over 1,000 followers in the same period, and we expect to see this negative trend continue. Additionally, rumors about paywalls , increases in hate speech , and chaos around the new paid verifications , have led to a lot of uncertainty, frustration, and confusion.

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To Tackle the Climate Crisis, Philanthropy Needs to Get Religion

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Fletcher Harper , Yonatan Neril , and Susan Hendershot. Peter Dejong, AP Demonstrators calling for climate action on the African continent. Religious groups are taking a leading role in fighting climate change but have gone largely unnoticed by grant makers. As the U.N Climate Conference gets underway this week, now is a good time for donors to recognize the power of religious institutions to mobilize communities to protect the planet.

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3 Ways the Corporate World Has Shaped Donor’s Online Expectations

NonProfit PRO

The corporate world has helped shape people’s online expectations of the brands and organizations they support. Here are a few examples of online expectations created by the corporate world and how nonprofits can meet them with their digital ecosystems.

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Puerto Rico: The Critical Role of Information and the Nonprofit Sector in Disaster Living

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: cottonbro on pexels.com. I recently spoke with Carla Minet, a journalist and executive director of the Center for Investigative Journalism in Puerto Rico, about what life is like on the island now and the key role of information in disaster response. Minet points out that Puerto Rico has had five major disasters in the last six years.

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13 Top Secrets of Donor Thank You Letters Revealed

Clairification

What do you spend more time on? Asking or thanking? The lion’s share of nonprofits spend more time asking. It’s a BIG mistake. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not here to shame or blame you. Of course you have to ask. The number one reason people don’t give is they aren’t asked. And … The number one reason donors don’t give again is they aren’t properly thanked!

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Your Nonprofit Should be Using Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Peyton Leisner, Content Strategist at UncommonGood – an all-inclusive platform for nonprofits to manage their operations, marketing, and fundraising efforts. . What is a PSA? A public service announcement (PSA) is a way to communicate to the public about an important topic or issue that affects most of, if not all of the general public. A PSA is communicated via radio, television, online, and via other media formats without charge so that the public is aware of the issue/topic and can take ac

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An apology to everyone I harmed with my insensitive words regarding donors and philanthropy

Non Profit AF

To my esteemed colleagues, On a webinar about Donor-Advised Funds that took place on October 19th, 2022, with Susannah Morgan,

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10 Years In, GivingTuesday Has Become a Day Charities Can't Afford to Sit Out

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Haynes. Getty Images. When #GivingTuesday debuted in 2012, some people didn't even know what a hashtag was. In the years since, the event asking donors to give online has grown in popularity so much it is now can't-miss day for charities.

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Why I Love Lapsed Donors

NonProfit PRO

It's true, I will say it, I wish every lapsed donor was still giving to my organization. And at the same time, I learn so much from lapsed donors. The trick is how to learn these things before they lapse.

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Fundraising beyond GivingTuesday: 5 tips to maximize year end giving 

Candid

It’s that time of year again. The year-end giving season kicks off with a lot of hype around GivingTuesday, when nonprofits invest significant time, energy, and resources into launching campaigns for the special day. As nonprofit professionals, we wait and hope all day that this is the year our campaign will go viral and bring in millions of dollars in donations.

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Art Is a Catalyst for Healing

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Samuel Regan-Asante on unsplash.com. What if I told you that we all possess the power to heal and transform how trauma manifests in our bodies? Further, music, art, and creative expressions are portals through which we can activate our power to heal. According to Dr. Sará King— neuroscientist, medical anthropologist, and founder of Mind Heart Consulting —“we actually have been imbued with superpowers” that enable healing.

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How to Make Giving Tuesday Less Transactional

Ann Green

What’s the difference between Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday? Unfortunately, it seems like not a whole lot. According to the Giving Tuesday website, “Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of radical generosity.” In theory, that sounds nice, but in reality, it’s a day when nonprofit organizations unleash an onslaught of transactional fundraising appeals by email and social media.

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When Community Input Goes Wrong

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Ned Resnikoff & Brian Hanlon. California’s housing crisis has its roots in the veto power of local governments and communities.

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GivingTuesday Raises $3.1 Billion Despite Worries About Inflation and Possible Recession

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Haynes. Some charity appeals explained that higher prices mean more people are seeking their services.

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How Affinity-Based Fundraising Is Changing Everything

NonProfit PRO

Everyone knows the two main things to consider when fundraising are numbers and intent. But there’s a crucial third leg to fundraising, and that’s affinity. Instead of looking at broad-strokes behaviors, like recent purchases, affinity considers the underlying profile and motivations of donors.

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Giving Tuesday: Don’t Take the Money and Run

Clairification

The absolute worst thing you can do the day after Giving Tuesday is nothing. As tempting as it is to let out a sigh of relief that it’s over, resist that temptation. It’s not time to relax yet. Nothing comes of nothing. And a huge part of your goal with Giving Tuesday should be to strengthen your bonds with donors. That’s the real something you’re after.

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How can you manage burnout and fatigue as a communications professional?

Big Duck

The post How can you manage burnout and fatigue as a communications professional? appeared first on Big Duck.

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Connecting Philadelphia nonprofits to crucial resources

Candid

The public library plays a central role in serving the dynamic needs of communities across the country, and is often the first place a person turns to for help. At the Free Library of Philadelphia , we are meeting those needs by offering services to Philadelphia’s nonprofit community. For nearly 50 years, we have been part of Candid’s Funding Information Network (FIN), providing access to nonprofit resources like Foundation Directory , free workshops, and expert staff.

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Towards Thriving: Building a Movement for Black Food Sovereignty

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Anna Shvets on pexels.com. This article introduces Black Food Sovereignty: Stories from the Field , a series co-produced by Frontline Solutions and NPQ. This series features stories from a group of Black food sovereignty leaders who are working to transform the food system at the local level. It explores how these leaders are addressing critical issues at the intersection of food sovereignty, racial and economic justice, and community.

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