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10 condescending funding practices funders need to stop doing

Non Profit AF

Hi everyone, before we get started, I have exciting news: It took over a year and tons of dark chocolate,

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Newsletter: Join Me at Corporate Partnerships Everywhere ; A Vape Company Donating to a Cancer Cause? ACS Says They’re High ; 20 Alternatives to ‘Please See Attached’

Selfish Giving

I'm excited to join Corporate Partnerships Everywhere (CPE23) once again! This year's theme is putting charities in the driving seat of corporate partnerships. I ❤️ that. ?? Here are four reasons why you should join me at CPE23 on March 16th. ? Corporate partnerships are everywhere now. They are no longer just local or regional, or national. THEY ARE INTERNATIONAL.

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The Emerging Field of Political Innovation

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Johanna Mair , Josefa Kindt & Sébastien Mena Civil society has attended to social problems for decades while intentionally refraining from overt engagement with politics. But a new field of practice seeks to reinvigorate democracy by emancipating social innovation from this stricture.

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How Florida’s Stop WOKE Act Impacts Nonprofits, Part 2

NonProfit PRO

In part one, I described the difficulties nonprofits are facing trying to comply with the Stop WOKE Act. Now let’s take a deeper look into what complying with this law means for nonprofits with employees doing business in the state — discussing everything from human resources to donor relations.

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The 10 roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit Board of Directors

Get Fully Funded

Every nonprofit has a Board of Directors. Yet most people don’t understand exactly what the Board’s job is. And this is a problem. You see, it means that hundreds of people are sitting on nonprofit Boards and have NO IDEA what they said “yes” to. It’s surprising. And concerning. Unfortunately, there’s no “Board School” to send people to when they join a Board, so new members just do the best they can, following the lead of seasoned Board members.

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People Want To Belong To Your Nonprofit’s Community

Bloomerang

A wise boss once told me: “ A community is defined by caring for its members. Otherwise, it’s just a zip code.” I never forgot this. One of the things you are responsible for as a development professional is building and nurturing community. Let’s Define Your Community Since your mission is to facilitate philanthropy in order to move your mission forward, let’s talk about your philanthropic community – the donors, volunteers, advocates and ambassadors who fuel your work, making your impact the g

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How We Achieve a Multiracial Democracy

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Angela Glover Blackwell America needs a new story—one that is honest and inspiring, and that doesn’t shy away from its racial history—to guide us toward realizing a thriving multiracial democracy.

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Cooperatives as Ancestral Technology

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Dim Hou on unsplash.com The cultural sector is actively seeking alternatives to business-as-usual. This article is the fourth in the series, “ Remember the Future: Culture and Systems Change ,” co-produced by Art.coop and NPQ. In this series, queer, trans, and BIPOC artists and cultural bearers reflect upon the unique role that culture has played and can play in activating and enacting structural change—and in building a solidarity economy.

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Working through Grief: How to Build a Supportive Workplace

Blue Avocado

It can be difficult to know how to support employees who are grieving or experiencing grief as the result of a loved one dying. Done insensitively and without forethought and training, managers and colleagues can come across as uncaring and even complicit in a conspiracy of silence that deprives people of the support that work can offer in times of mourning.

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The Problem with Carbon Offsets

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Roshan Krishnan , Sofia Jarrin Hidalgo & Marianna Fuchs Carbon offset programs enable affluent states and corporations to greenwash and pose serious threats to Indigenous peoples’ rights. Consider the case of the LEAF Coalition’s partnership with Ecuador.

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3 Insights from Giving USA’s ‘Giving By Generation’ Special Report

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits continue to focus their sights on baby boomers, but as the greatest wealth transfer in history is underway, nonprofits will need to adjust their thinking, futureproof their donor databases and find ways to connect with younger generations.

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Setting a Co-op Table for Food Justice in Louisville

NonProfit Quarterly

After seven years of kitchen-table and Zoom organizing, a multi-stakeholder, cooperative, community-owned grocery store is taking shape in Louisville, KY. In October, the metro council of Louisville’s combined city-county government voted to allocate $3.5 million to help make a co-op grocery a reality. There are still many steps to take. The grocery store has over 600 member-owners; we need more.

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What Your Nonprofit Should Do Now That The AmazonSmile Program Is Closing

Bloomerang

Since 2013, the AmazonSmile program has provided shoppers with an easy way to donate to nonprofits like yours. When Amazon customers purchased a qualifying item, the AmazonSmile Foundation donated 0.5% of the purchase price at no additional cost to the customer. Recently, Amazon announced that it plans to end the AmazonSmile Program , with February 20 of this year being marked as the estimated closure date.

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3 Strategies to create an effective nonprofit homepage

Candid

Your nonprofit’s digital presence makes a huge difference in how well you’re able to engage supporters. This is where an effective nonprofit homepage becomes especially important; it’s not only the first landing page supporters see. It also solidifies their first impression of your organization and influences whether they’re interested in further exploring and supporting your cause.

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Getting to Know Mark Jordan, Momentum Nonprofit Partners' Board Chair

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Getting to Know Mark Jordan, Our Board Chair Mark Jordan joined the Momentum Nonprofit Partners Board of Directors five years ago, and he has been an active and engaged board member ever since. His enthusiasm from Momentum’s work is nearly unrivaled, as the organization’s trainings, research, and events have helped him transition from the corporate world into the nonprofit world in 2016 when he began work in development with the Child Advocacy Center and then Wolf River Conservancy.

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12 Great New Books By Black Women for Black Women Entrepreneurs, Leaders

Fundraising Leadership

These 12 new books by Black women can be on your reading list all year. Black History Month is just one month out of the year but it is necessary to honor and heed the work of Black women forever and always. Now you have a reading list that can take you through every month of the year. In this collection of 12 recent books by Black women authors, Take The Lead salutes the energy, advice and brilliance of authors producing nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels and more.

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How to Create a Simple Yet Effective Fundraising Plan

Nonprofit Fixer

Fundraising can feel complicated and overwhelming. Many nonprofit organizations are swimming in fundraising ideas but are not sure where actually to begin. Should you research grants and apply for them or focus on producing an event? Should you do an email blast to supporters or put your energy into major donor-matching gifts? No organization or fundraiser has the capacity to do everything they want to do.

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The habit many nonprofits seem to pick up from Donald Trump

Jeff Brooks

It was one of those weird little news items that make you shake your head and move on. But it caught The Agitator’s attention, at Are You Giving Your Donors the Trump Treatment? Donald Trump spoke at a memorial service for Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, half of a pro-Trump duo called Diamond & Silk. When he got up to speak, here’s what he said: I thought I knew them both, I didn’t.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 75: When Is It Time to Switch to a New Nonprofit Technology Solution?

NonProfit PRO

Beth Fisher of Mel Trotter Ministries and Fisher Strategic join The NonProfit Voice to discuss her organization’s journey of selecting and implementing new technology to improve workflows and be more efficient with donor communications.

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What’s Going on with California’s Rooftop Solar Battle?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Daoudi Aissa on unsplash.com Late last year, the California Public Utilities Commission passed a new iteration of the state’s net energy policy, which determines what happens with excess energy. Dubbed NEM3, this policy significantly lowers the number of credits ratepayers with rooftop solar receive when they send excess energy back to the grid.

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4-Day Workweek Major Study Released: It works!

Nonprofit Fixer

The Complete Guide to Implementing a Four-Day Workweek Wall Street Journal, AP, NPR and other news outlets are covering the new results of studies on the Four-Day Workweek. The Four-Day Workweek had quite a news cycle. New research has been released showing how successful and popular the program is. 92% of companies who tried it, will keep using it, citing better morale, retention, and results.

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How Leaders Can Let Go of Control

Veritus Group

Becoming an effective leader requires letting go of the need to control and trusting others to get things done. Here's how. The post How Leaders Can Let Go of Control appeared first on Veritus Group.

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2023 Nominations Open for Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership

NonProfit PRO

Philanthropy Roundtable has opened nominations for its 2023 Simon-DeVos Prize for Philanthropic Leadership. Each year, the Prize honors a living philanthropist who has shown exemplary leadership through charitable giving with a $200,000 award that is payable to the winner’s charitable organization of choice.

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Value of Big Gifts Declines, Report Finds, but 'Money Is Still There'

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Haynes Phil Ashley, Getty Images Despite the year-over-year decrease in the value of gifts of $10 million or more, the number of those gifts actually increased 3 percent from 2021 to 2022.

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The Future of Elite Giving

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Review by Maribel Morey The coauthors of For-Profit Philanthropy recommend policies to reestablish the public’s trust in philanthropy—but did it ever exist?

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The Best Thing Nonprofits Can Do on Social Media Right Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

To be successful on social media, it’s crucial to prioritize… well, being “social”. In fact, if you don’t plan on consistently engaging with your audience, it’s best to stay off social media altogether. If at this point, you’re mumbling under your breathe “Okay, Captain Obvious”, that’s fair, but are you really sure of what it takes to “engage”?

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Top 30 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Programs Post Second Straight Year of Growth

NonProfit PRO

America’s top 30 peer-to-peer fundraising programs raised $1.05 billion in 2022, according to the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum’s annual study. Though the top 30 programs reached a notable milestone in its second year of continued growth, that figure still lags behind 2019’s $1.37 million, showing peer-to-peer events are still recovering from the 33.5% drop in revenue in 2020.

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Removing cost as a barrier to nonprofit training 

Candid

At Candid, we recognize that nonprofit leaders and fundraising professionals, particularly those working at small or under-resourced organizations, need access to the nonprofit training and resources that equip them to do good. As Candid moves to more proactively promote equity in the broader social sector, we also continue to reflect on what our own role might be in supporting that effort.

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Blackprints for Freedom

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: RODNAE Productions on pexels.com If today’s healing justice movement is a holistic response to our current political and economic landscape, what we can we learn from the legacy of Black, Brown, and Indigenous ancestors who resist our political present and imagine a just and liberated future? As NPQ continues to honor and highlight Black histories this month, we present an essay from a new anthology that reclaims this political legacy.

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Donors Leery of Supporting Grassroots Organizing Need to Rethink How They Approach Such Work

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Ben Naimark-Rowse The perceived messy work of building movements often scares away grant makers, but these efforts are critical to creating equitable societies. Donors need to adopt new practices and strategies to measure and support them.

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iGive To Fill The Void For Charities Affected By AmazonSmile Shutdown

NonProfit PRO

With the company’s recent announcement that they will shut down the program, iGive is stepping up to fill the void for charities and philanthropic shoppers alike, helping both give and get more donations than with AmazonSmile.

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Philanthropy Needs to Focus on “Who,” Not Just “How”

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Katherina Rosqueta When we rethink the fundamentals of philanthropy, we unlock its potential to create lasting, positive social change.

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How This Nonprofit Retains 46% of Their Donors with Amy Gibson

Marketing for the Modern Nonprofit

Support for this show is brought to you by our friends at Bloomerang. Bloomerang offers donor management and online fundraising software that helps small to medium nonprofits, like First Tee of Greater Akron , a nonprofit that empowers kids and teens through the game of golf. After just one year with Bloomerang they doubled their unique donors, improved donor stewardship, and raised more funds.

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Mixed Links: News and Tips for Nonprofit Marketers – February 24, 2023

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’re wrapping up the month of February with the most helpful articles, posts, and tips for nonprofit marketers. This week we have Meta news, a website redesign checklist, top Reel trends, Mother’s Day ideas, and more. It’s time for Mixed Links… Find out How ‘Reverse Empathy’ On Social Media Has Ruined The Experience For Everyone. Meta Jumps On Twitter’s Bandwagon, Introduces Premium Subscription Model For Facebook And Instagram.

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What to Do When a Board Member Wants to Withhold Their Treasure

NonProfit PRO

A new focus in the nonprofit sector is the importance of organizations building a culture of philanthropy, and recruiting board members requires a balanced approach. This brings us to the age-old three Ts on nonprofit involvement: time, talent, and treasure.

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A Vision for the Future of Philanthropy

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Crystal Hayling The people and planet are demanding that we let go of practices that no longer serve us.

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Mid-South Nonprofit Conference Announces Keynote Speaker

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

mid-south nonprofit conference announces keynote speaker Xavier Ramey, one of the most respected voices in the DEI space, will deliver the keynote address for the 2023 Mid-South Nonprofit Conference. He is an award-winning social strategist, noted public speaker, & conflict mediator. Combining his background in economics, extensive management & social impact experience, Xavier leads a company that brings a wealth of experience & network to clients seeking catalyzed strategies for inc