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Newsletter: Land Your Next Partner with ChatGPT + Case Studies ; How to Do Cause Marketing with a Funeral Home ?? ; How to be a Hands-On Citizen??

Selfish Giving

Whenever I finish a case study for a client, I remind them this is only the first draft, meaning the case study should evolve and adapt to different prospects. This makes clients nervous because while they are happy to hire me to write the case study, they don't want to rely on me to make every change. So, I've been exploring how the free version of ChatGPT can help my clients update the case studies independently.

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Report Assesses Impact of Philanthropic “Big Bet” on Employee Ownership

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: fergregory on istock.com At NPQ , we have, from time to time, examined the impact of philanthropic big bets. The Gates Foundation, the nation’s largest private foundation, is well known for its proclivity to “swing for the fences,” with mixed results (more success in global health, less success in US education). The MacArthur Foundation, too, has engaged in “big bet philanthropy” with its $100 million (“ 100&Change ”) grant competitions, with similarly mixed assessments to da

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A Blueprint for Designing Better Digital Government Services

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Joe Lee , Annie Newman & Bry Pardoe Public perceptions about government and government service delivery are at an all-time low across the United States. Plagued government legacy systems—too often using outdated programming language—are struggling to hold up under the weight of increased demand , and IT modernization efforts are floundering at all levels of government.

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I Spent 3 Years in Solitary Confinement. Why Isn’t Philanthropy Doing More to End this Torture?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A movement to end solitary confinement is gaining momentum, but criminal justice donors feel their money is better spent elsewhere. That’s a mistake. By Johnny Perez Getty Images A movement to end solitary confinement is gaining momentum, but criminal justice donors feel their money is better spent elsewhere. That’s a mistake.

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The Case for Direct Mail in the Digital Age

NonProfit PRO

As digital marketing grew from its nascency to sheer dominance over the past quarter century in relation to overall marketing spend, its century-old cousin, direct mail, was all but declared dead and supposedly relegated to the annals of history.

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How to Conduct Racial Equity Audits

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Photo by Joel Naren on Unsplash People enjoy puzzles—be it jigsaw puzzles, Wordle, or Scrabble. Our brains like things to fit together. When it comes to the work of dismantling racially oppressive structures and creating a more just world, well-done racial equity audits—that is, comprehensive assessments of the strengths and shortfalls of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices across the organization—are an important piece of the puzzle.

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Maximize Event Revenue with Nonprofit Sponsorship Levels

Donorbox Nonprofit

Fundraising events can be hugely successful with the right strategy and planning. This is because people want to support your important mission – and they get to have some fun along the way! If you’re thinking about hosting an event, you must consider adding nonprofit sponsorship levels. Sponsorships help cover event expenses, boosting your overall […] The post Maximize Event Revenue with Nonprofit Sponsorship Levels appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Common Sense Activities to Fulfill Fiduciary Duty

NonProfit PRO

An annual board assessment can help a board identify and address structural and process challenges to fulfilling fiduciary duties. Here are five ways this process can fail, and how to avoid them.

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Turn The Page: 11 Books You Need To Read Now And Give This Holiday Season

Fundraising Leadership

Check out these great 11 new books by women to keep for yourself or give as gifts. We can always use a new book, life approach, history lesson, toolkit or bible of strategies to improve ourselves and how we think and behave as leaders. Reading and learning is what great leaders do. At a time when books and the prohibition of books makes news across the country, it is necessary to maintain reverence for books as a way to create, recreate and reimagine our lives. “ We can always use a new boo

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7 Blogging Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Last week I shared some tips on making your blog a success. Today we look at what NOT to do when blogging… 1. Ignoring your readers. Who do you want reading and commenting on your blog? Your posts should be written for those people, not your staff, ED or board. 2. Having too many voices. While you can have more than one person writing your blog, switching from a corporate sounding tone to a friendly personal one (and vice versa) will confuse your readers.

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After Year of Down Giving, Charities Make Push for Big GivingTuesday

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Matching gifts, social-media appeals, and collaborations with other groups are some of the strategies nonprofits are using to connect with donors. By Emily Haynes and Rasheeda Childress Matching gifts, social-media appeals, and collaborations with other groups are some of the strategies nonprofits are using to connect with donors.

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How to Nail Your Year-End Fundraising Emails

NonProfit PRO

You’ll raise more money this time of year than any other time. People often set aside a certain amount of money to give to friends, coworkers and nonprofits. If you want them to give to your nonprofit as well, it’s wise to be proactive.

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Writers of Banned Books Speak Out

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Andranik Hakobyan on istock.com PEN America described the 2022–2023 school year as “ marked to date by an escalation of book bans and censorship in classrooms and school libraries across the United States.” There were nearly 700 attempts to ban books in the first eight months of 2023 alone, as reported by NPR. Books are being challenged that include characters, narratives, or mere mentions of race, queerness, even climate change.

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Everything You Should Know about Gaming Fundraising

Donorbox Nonprofit

It’s an understatement to say that video games are popular. Around 3 billion people play video games worldwide and that number is only going up. That’s why so many nonprofits have gotten into gaming fundraising to take advantage of this popularity. Plus, charity gaming events are just plain fun! In this article, we’re going over […] The post Everything You Should Know about Gaming Fundraising appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Philanthropy’s Job in Polarized America: Make Partners of Enemies, a New Poll Says

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Drew Lindsay Scott G Winterton, The Deseret News, AP Protesters from Patriots Prepared and Black Lives Matter debate at a march in Salt Lake City, Utah, in July 2020. Many Americans see foundations as key to brokering peace and forging partnerships between opposing sides.

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How to Create a Google Ad Grants Strategy That Makes Sense

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to marketing, nonprofits constantly have to balance broad outreach with limited resources. One way to accomplish this is by leveraging Google Ad Grants. In this guide, I’ll discuss four focus areas of your Google Ad Grants strategy.

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Homeless, Then Shot by Federal Police

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: HildeAnna on istock.com In May 2023, US Forest Service officers pulled up to two camper trailers owned and occupied by three members of the Roberts family who were living together on federal land—in a state forest overseen by the US Forest Service—without permission. Despite multiple warnings, fines, and legal notices directing them to leave, they had stayed because they were otherwise homeless.

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AI-Driven Talent Management Considerations for Nonprofits

NonProfit HR

The nonprofit sector has always thrived on its ability to adapt, innovate, and shift in response to changing demands from government, private sector and the public and in support of social good. The conversation around Artificial Intelligence (AI) is presenting unprecedented opportunities for nonprofit leaders to revolutionize their operations in support of stronger, and in … Read more The post AI-Driven Talent Management Considerations for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit HR.

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ChatGPT Poses Ethical Quandaries for Nonprofits. Here’s How to Confront Them.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

When used correctly, ChatGPT can be a useful tool. But nonprofits must take a balanced, human-centered approach. By Kenna Barrett Getty Images When used correctly, ChatGPT can be a useful tool. But nonprofits must take a balanced, human-centered approach.

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It’s OK If Monthly Donors Start With Low Gift Amounts

NonProfit PRO

Some donors may only be able to give a nickel per day. Then goes to a dime, to a quarter, to a dollar. If you are patient — and thank them, steward them and engage them — you’ll be able to ask them for extra gifts, special projects and upgrade them to higher levels.

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How To Segment And Personalize Appeals To Raise More Money At End Of Year

Bloomerang

Does the phrase “segment your appeal” make you feel anxious, stressed, or worried? You may be asking yourself: Are we segmenting right now? Sounds complicated, how would we do that? What segments do we have and how should we communicate differently to each of them? Do I have the technology to segment? (Good news—you do!) In your head it may sound complicated and your knee-jerk reaction may be to wonder whether it’s really worth it to segment.

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“Complete Liberation”: A Black Reproductive Justice Agenda

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Shelly Shell on unsplash.com “Black women, girls, and gender-expansive people are dynamic leaders in every part of this country.” In a time when reproductive rights are under threat and being actively eroded in the United States—and when Black people simultaneously face a landscape of unequal and inequitable access to healthcare—what does an agenda centered around Black reproductive justice look like?

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Financial Climate and Trust Issues Trouble Nonprofit Sector, Report Finds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Workers are financially stressed and burnt out, nonprofits are less involved in lobbying and advocacy than they were a generation ago, and public trust and donor participation are declining, according to a study from Independent Sector By Eden Stiffman Getty Images Workers are financially stressed and burnt out, nonprofits are less involved in lobbying and advocacy than they were a generation ago, and public trust and donor participation are declining, according to a study from Independent Secto

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Focus on Your Staff to Enhance Your Nonprofit’s Technology Strategy

NonProfit PRO

When you think about optimizing the use of technology for your nonprofit, you probably consider what mix of products you need to have in place. While the specific software choices you make are important, there’s another aspect of nonprofit technology that’s just as important — the people.

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6 Tips to Help Manage Prizes for Your Nonprofit Online Silent Auction

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Sponsored by GalaBid – a digital fundraising platform that helps thousands of nonprofits raise funds through live and online silent auctions, digital raffles, and donations. Online silent auctions help non-profits raise funds effectively without having to organize a full-scale in-person event. With a comprehensive fundraising platform , organizations can manage and run an exciting digital auction.

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Don’t Do What I Did Recently…

Veritus Group

If you start to notice signs of anxiety or overwhelm, here’s one mindset shift that might make all the difference for you as a fundraiser. The post Don’t Do What I Did Recently… appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Should You Tap Your Nonprofit Employees For Year-End Giving?

Bloomerang

The end of the year is fast approaching. It’s money time. One-third of all giving happens in December. And 12% of all donations happen in the last three days of December. That means many of you reading this have a LOT riding on your year-end campaign. As a former CEO and fundraiser, I feel your pain and stress. As if nonprofit life weren’t complicated enough, we’re in a recession so household giving is down.

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How Your Nonprofit Can Improve Compensation Transparency

NonProfit PRO

Pay transparency laws, which typically require employers to share the pay range for a role in the job posting, are designed to encourage employers to be more open with employees and job seekers about compensation. And they’re becoming the norm.

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MNA Seeks 2024 Rural Ambassadors

MNA Association

MNA is excited to continue growing our rural community Nonprofit Ambassador program in 2024. This program aims to provide local capacity-building support to rural and under-resourced communities through local contract positions, with a focus on relationship building, resource distribution, and development of targeted learning opportunities. MNA launched this program in spring 2022 in Eastern Montana and has since expanded to rural communities across Montana.

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Comment on Women in Fundraising: 3 Keys to be More Successful by Holly

Amy Eisenstein

I feel like fundraising has changed a lot in the 15 years I’ve been in it, in the beginning it was a career that highlighted skills like thoughtfulness, graciousness, elegant communication. It was a beautiful career for women. Now I feel like I need to become a dude to do this job. I don’t like how it feels. Could you write an article on how to vibe in your feminine energy in order to attract what your organization needs?

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Mastering The Art Of Idea Generation And Sharing

Bloomerang

It turns out one of the most important strategies for our time is the ability to effectively generate, exchange, and adopt new ways of doing things. Whether you’re part of a nonprofit, a dynamic team, or an individual on a mission, having a well-defined strategy for quickly creating and sharing fresh ideas is a must-have in our times. Do you have one in place?

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Free 12-Month LinkedIn Sales Navigator Subscription

NonProfit PRO

Eligible nonprofit members can unlock 12 months of free LinkedIn Sales Navigator and 75% off Recruiter Lite through the end of the year. Effortlessly connect with donors and talent for your cause today.

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Agrivoltaics Offer Solutions to Simultaneous Climate and Health Challenges

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: 利用者:Σ64 With the effects of climate change intensifying, the American West faces an array of challenges. Hotter and drier conditions have led to early snow melting , reduced water availability, and diminished crop yields. And there’s also the issue of power shortages. Amidst this adversity, however, the pioneering solution of agrivoltaics offers hope for farmers and the environment.

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Creating a Nonprofit Style Guide: Templates and Examples

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Editorial style guide or brand book, whatever you call it, your nonprofit will benefit from written documentation about how the content you create should look and sound. The Types of Nonprofit Style Guides Cheat Sheets: Maybe you just need a simple one- or two-pager summarizing the most important points you want everyone to implement. Style Guide: This is a middle-of-the-road option that most nonprofits follow.

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Let Volunteers Shine (And Inspire Gifts) On GivingTuesday

Bloomerang

This GivingTuesday , no matter what your campaign or theme, you can’t go wrong spotlighting the stories of your volunteers. Their dedication, passion, and contributions form the backbone of your organization, enriching your mission and amplifying the effect of every donation. Showcasing your volunteers’ journeys not only celebrates their invaluable commitment, but also fosters trust and connection within the community, highlighting the human impact behind every effort.

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Parkinson’s Foundation Requesting Applications for 2024 Community Grants

NonProfit PRO

The Parkinson's Foundation has announced it is accepting applications for $1 million in community grant funding. The 2024 community grants cycle will support health, wellness and educational programs that address unmet needs in local Parkinson's disease (PD) communities.

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Why Asking Boldly Hardly Ever Happens

Veritus Group

Asking boldly helps your organization address the problem it seeks to solve while honoring donors. Here's how to feel more confident in your asking. The post Why Asking Boldly Hardly Ever Happens appeared first on Veritus Group.