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How Joan Kroc’s Largess Changed the Salvation Army

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Her unique brand of giving was wide-ranging, deeply personal — and often came as a surprise to the recipients. By Lisa Napoli Christiana Botic for The Chronicle Her unique brand of giving was wide-ranging, deeply personal — and often came as a surprise to the recipients.

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10 Top Strategies to Grab Your Nonprofit’s Mid-level Fundraising Opportunity

NonProfit PRO

Are you making the mistake of focusing all of your energy on donor acquisition and major gift fundraising, largely ignoring the fertile middle of your database? This is a big missed opportunity. There’s gold in the mid-level hills, but you won’t find it unless you go digging.

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Nonprofits Thriving on Threads (and How You Can Too)

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

As you know, we’re always on the lookout for the best new ways to connect with our audiences, and lately, Meta’s addition of the Threads App has been all the buzz. It caught our attention too, so we looked into just how this tool can benefit social impact communicators like us and who seems to be doing it right so far. Getting Started on Threads Setting up your Threads account is super easy.

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Comment on The Easy Way to Set Up a ‘Give and Get’ Policy for Your Board by How can communications help you recruit and engage board members? – Non Profit News Hubb

Amy Eisenstein

[…] talk about the need for board members to donate or help raise money, right?

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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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The Philanthropy That Jump-Started a Cure for Sickle Cell Disease

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Kay Dervishi A Sickle Cell patient receives treatment at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and stem Cell Research at University of California. Since 2008, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation has awarded $35 million to research scientists focused on the disease. Now several of them are bringing their gene therapy cure to clinical trial for FDA approval.

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10 Tips to Optimize Ratings of Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Cultivating and sustaining public trust is vital to the health of any organization. Given the importance of public opinion and third-party ratings, we’ve compiled 10 tips to consider when establishing or maintaining your nonprofit organization’s profile.

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Comment on The Most Genuine Way to Ask Nonprofit Donors for Advice by Mark

Amy Eisenstein

I was a major donor to a nonprofit charity. I expressed interest many times to become engaged in their mission but was denied. I wanted to have a voice on the board or on a committee but was told I wasn’t qualified. Nobody even asked what my background was. I guess they’re not familiar with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The executive director was very rude and unprofessional in her comments to me.

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A Housing Group's Coup: Support From Jeff Bezos's Amazon and MacKenzie Scott

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The National Housing Trust just received an infusion of funds to help tackle the housing crisis. By Jim Rendon Kelvin Martinez The National Housing Trust gives grants and makes loans for affordable housing and also owns 4,000 housing units. The National Housing Trust just received an infusion of funds to help tackle the housing crisis.

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How to Build a Digital Advertising Program for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

When creating a successful digital program today, it’s important to have a realistic understanding of the digital landscape. There’s no sugarcoating it, it’s tough for nonprofits to break through the noise and create connections with new audiences. So, how can nonprofits capture that attention of potential donors?

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The Key Reasons to Utilize Task Management Software

Affnetz

The Key Reasons to Utilize Task Management Software / By Mike Crum In the dynamic world of nonprofit organizations, staying organized and focused on our mission is paramount. With countless responsibilities ranging from fundraising endeavors to volunteer coordination, nonprofit teams require efficient tools to streamline their efforts. Task management software has emerged as an invaluable asset in our journey towards making a meaningful impact.

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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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Comment on 9 Soft Skills Every Fundraiser Needs and How to Improve Them by Barbara Gross

Amy Eisenstein

Amy – these are great! If I might add a 10th… curiosity. I’ve always felt to be really good at the ‘matchmaking’ you have to innately want to know what makes people tick; what lights them up and stirs their passion. Certainly getting to know someone like this takes time to build trust and make them feel comfortable enough to open up.

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J.D. Vance Had a Point: Let’s Rein in All Large Endowed Institutions

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Wealthy nonprofits, especially universities, increasingly demonstrate the same behaviors that led Congress to regulate foundations more than 50 years ago. The law should be updated to include these organizations. By Craig Kennedy Sam Kalda for The Chronicle Wealthy nonprofits, especially universities, increasingly demonstrate the same behaviors that led Congress to regulate foundations more than 50 years ago.

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Marguerite Casey Foundation Launches ‘Public Dollars for Public Good’ Program

NonProfit PRO

Marguerite Casey Foundation launched its “Public Dollars for Public Goods” initiative. The Foundation is investing more than $5M to support organizations that leverage community organizing to shift power by helping underserved communities access federal and local funding and control how those funds are spent.

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Vital and invisible as air: An appreciation of nonprofit professionals

Non Profit AF

[Image description: A grassy hill, linted with pine trees, standing before a mountain. This was taken by me on a trip to Mt. Rainier. I had altitude sickness and could barely breathe!

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The Ghost Workforce the Tech Industry Doesn’t Want You to Think About

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Catherine Bracy & Martha Dark In March 2019, Daniel Motaung, a college graduate from South Africa, flew thousands of miles to Nairobi, Kenya. He believed he’d been recruited as an IT administrator for a company called Samasource. But when he arrived in Nairobi, he realized his job was entirely different. Instead, he would be a content moderator for Facebook.

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How to Have Productive Site Visits: Advice for Grant Makers and Nonprofit Leaders

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Joan Garry Getty Images During my time as the executive director of a nonprofit, site visits from grant makers often felt like an odd combination of kindergarten show-and-tell and staging a home to sell it.

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A Cost-Effective Way to Improve Donor Experiences

NonProfit PRO

I often catch myself wondering what my organization's donors or volunteers might be confused by and what ideas they would bring to the table if they were in charge for a day. Here are some ways you can think about changing your organization's processes to improve donor experiences.

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How Are American Monuments Telling Our Stories?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Ted Timmons on wikimedia commons In 2020, almost 100 Confederate monuments were removed in the United States. One year later, 73 additional monuments to the Confederacy were removed or renamed across the country. Many of these monuments, particularly in 2020, were displaced as a result of protests following the murder of George Floyd by a White police officer.

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The Innovator’s Tale of the Phoenix and Dragon (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Tomohiro Hamakawa & Keita Yamamoto How social innovators can manage their organizations in a way that balances a linear, problem-fixing approach and a more exploratory, agile one.

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Financier Len Blavatnik Gives Yale $40 Million to Develop New Health Technologies

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Plus, Dan and Jennifer Gilbert have pledged $375 million for two new medical facilities, and MacKenzie Scott is giving $20 million for affordable housing in San Francisco. By Maria Di Mento Christopher Capozziello, The New York Times, Redux Yale University will use a $40 million gift to expand a life-sciences center that focuses on early-stage research and the development of new biomedical products and health technologies through the support of start-up businesses and industry partnerships.

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Many Nonprofit Employees Don’t Make a Thriving Wage — And It Can Harm Others

NonProfit PRO

Employees of nonprofits do life-changing work from helping people at the hardest moments in their lives, to breaking down barriers in healthcare and education, to fighting for the environment. They give of themselves, but this doesn’t mean they should sacrifice financial well-being to do a job they love.

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Nonprofit Radio for September 11, 2023: Donor Retention

Tony Martignetti

Dennis Fois: Donor Retention The challenges are real and widespread: Aging donors; smaller gifts; and abysmal retention rates. Dennis Fois brings strategies and tactics to raise your consciousness and turn things around. Let’s talk about emotional connections, multithreading, and multichannel, just for starters. He’s CEO of Bloomerang. Listen to the podcast Get Nonprofit … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for September 11, 2023: Donor Retention → Dennis Fois: Donor Retention The ch

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X, Formerly Twitter, Sues Group Calling Out Hate Speech on Platform

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Jon Tyson on unsplash.com X Corp, the company formerly known as Twitter, sued a nonprofit dedicated to exposing and counteracting digital hate speech which has published research critical of the tech company’s handling of hate speech on its platform. Founded in 2018, the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) seeks to “stop the spread of online hate and misinformation,” especially on large online platforms like X Corp, Meta, TikTok, and others, through original research.

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Salesforce Awards $20 Million to U.S. Education Groups

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Salesforce Salesforce is supporting work-force development to prepare students for success. Also, Press Forward will give $500 million to strengthen local news organizations, and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded its 2023 Humanitarian Prize to the One Acre Fund.

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The Good and Bad of Tech Companies in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

There are so many tech companies in the nonprofit sector — and they touch every aspect of development from major gifts to events, with the added inclusion of ChatGPT. Tech isn’t going anywhere, so it helps to understand the pros and cons.

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Plan ‘Random(ish) Acts’ of Nonprofit Donor Kindness, Especially Now

Clairification

Getting in the spirit of acts of kindness It’s been a rough decade thus far, beginning with a pandemic out there killing people. And then the hurricanes, fires, floods and earthquakes killing people. Not to mention the genocides, autocracies, global and domestic terrorists killing people. The list, unfortunately, goes inexorably on. What can your nonprofit organization do to offer a remedy?

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The Not-So-Secret Way to Power Your Nonprofit’s Future Growth

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jessica Fox , writer at Eventgroove – a one-stop, integrated platform for events, fundraisers, and e-commerce driven to help its customers amplify their brand and reach their goals. As a small nonprofit organizer, you want to do more good work. But you’re already hustling as hard as possible to build support, raise money, and make a difference. How do you do more and grow your nonprofit without a fleet of minions?

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HBCU Coalition Receives $124 Million Gift From Blue Meridian Partners

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The money will go toward increasing enrollment, graduation rates and employment rates for graduates. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press NEW YORK The money will go to the HBCU Transformation Project, a coalition of 40 historically Black colleges and universities. The money will go toward increasing enrollment, graduation rates and employment rates for graduates.

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If the Board Chair Supports the Board, Who Supports the Board Chair?

NonProfit PRO

In your nonprofit who would you say is the biggest cheerleader of the board chair? Board chairs can often feel like it is just them running the show. Here are some common-sense approaches to make sure the board chair is supported.

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Bursting at the seams: Candid’s largest nonprofit compensation report yet  

Candid

Last week Candid hit a milestone, launching our biggest, most robust nonprofit compensation report yet. Featuring 40% more compensation data compared to last year’s report on 14 top leadership positions—including CEO, CFO, and more. Trusted for decades, the 2023 Nonprofit Compensation Report provides the facts you’ll need to stay IRS compliant and competitive when making key salary decisions.

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Food Is Her Fight and Her Freedom: Regaining Ground in Rural India

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Ashka Naik India, or at least the ancient notion of it, was rooted in the philosophy of वसुधैव कुटुंबकम (the world is one family). India’s fragrant spices, cornucopia of foods, and breathtaking biodiversity compelled despots and discoverers alike to traverse its mystical landscapes, from the mighty Himalayas to the valiant Deccan.

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Pope Francis and Bill Clinton Will Discuss Climate Change at Clinton Global Initiative

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Glenn Gamboa, AP Business Writer NEW YORK AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File Pope Francis will talk about climate change, the refugee crisis, the welfare of children during an onstage videoconference with Bill Clinton Monday morning at the opening of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York. Pope Francis will discuss how to address the world's pressing issues with former President Bill Clinton to open this year's Clinton Global Initiative, organizers announced Thursday.

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Applications Open for Avangrid Foundation’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program

NonProfit PRO

The Avangrid Foundation has opened applications for its 2023 Wildlife Rehabilitation Grant Program. The company welcomes eligible wildlife organizations within its service areas to apply by midnight on Sept. 25.

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Our Top Tips for Crafting Effective Introduction Letters

Veritus Group

Whether you're in a new role or just starting the donor qualification process, here's how to approach your introduction letters. The post Our Top Tips for Crafting Effective Introduction Letters appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Board Horror Stories: How to Reduce Board Resignations

Blue Avocado

When nonprofit board members feel dissatisfied, they often resign. They're less likely to do that when there is communication about common objectives. There's less wasted time and resources when expectations are met. The post Board Horror Stories: How to Reduce Board Resignations appeared first on Blue Avocado.