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A Warning From the Gates Foundation: The Wealthy Must Give More

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In an exclusive guest essay, CEO Mark Suzman calls on megadonors to change and deepen their giving to preserve hard-fought gains in health and prosperity. By Mark Suzman In an exclusive guest essay, CEO Mark Suzman calls on megadonors to change and deepen their giving to preserve hard-fought gains in health and prosperity. Plus: An ode to Chuck Feeney sets the tone for the billion-dollar grant maker.

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Nonprofit Leadership Center Welcomes Four New Board Members

NonProfit Leadership Center

The Nonprofit Leadership Center is pleased to welcome four new board members to our dynamic board of directors : Lisa L. Brody, Esq., Julie Perrelli, CFRE, Katie Schultz, Ed.D., and Jennifer Yeagley. Meet Lisa L. Brody, Esq. Lisa L. Brody is the chief strategy officer for the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg. She serves as a key member of the executive leadership team, responsible for strategy development and deployment and directly oversees the Foundation’s grant making, strategic initia

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How to Use Charity Navigator for Nonprofits

Donorbox Nonprofit

Improving donor trust is a big fundraising trend these days, and for good reason. Most donors feel a need to believe that organizations will do what they promise to do in order to feel comfortable giving their hard-earned money. Charity Navigator rates nonprofits on a variety of topics to provide an overall charity score that […] The post How to Use Charity Navigator for Nonprofits appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Five green flags for funders in your grant proposal

Candid

Last year, we shared our crowdsourced list of red flags that funders look for in grant proposals—the things that immediately reveal the weak points in an application and raise questions about the organization’s credibility. Not surprisingly, the question we got most in response to that article was: What are green flags for funders? A green flag is anything that would immediately signal to a funder that the nonprofit is a strong candidate for funding.

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Fewer People Want to Lead Nonprofits. What’s the Answer?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A new study finds that aspiring leaders, especially those of color, aren’t being pulled into leadership through support and positive role models but are more often pushed into top positions to escape difficult work circumstances. By Frances Kunreuther and Sean Thomas-Breitfeld Getty Images A new study finds that aspiring leaders, especially those of color, aren’t being pulled into leadership through support and positive role models but are more often pushed into top positions to escape difficult

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Consolidating Your Data: 3 Strategies for Nonprofits

Top Nonprofits

Nonprofits, large and small, collect and analyze data from various sources. Donor data, such as contact information and past giving behavior, enhances donor management and allows organizations to appeal to supporters’ unique reasons for giving. On the other hand, financial data keeps nonprofits organized and aware of the health of their operations. By properly collecting and analyzing data, these insights can be used to forecast donor behavior and even project fundraising revenue.

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How to Attract Changemakers to Your Nonprofit

Donorbox Nonprofit

The term changemaker has become common in the software, education, and business world, but what does it really mean? While anyone can make a change, true changemakers are rare and require a level of passion, patience, and persistence that can be uncomfortable for many. After all, famous changemakers like Martin Luther King Jr, Ceasar Chavez, […] The post How to Attract Changemakers to Your Nonprofit appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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My Organization Nixed Trust-Based Philanthropy. Here's What We Discovered.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Without accountability, the author found, trust-based philanthropy is little more than a feel-good exercise. By Dan Goldenberg Without accountability, the author found, trust-based philanthropy is little more than a feel-good exercise.

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Making Your Charity Golf Tournament Irresistible to Sponsors

Top Nonprofits

Your nonprofit’s charity golf tournament has a unique appeal to sponsors. How? Your event gives them access to an audience of potential clients and customers, that typically represents a demographic of above-average wealth and influence, that they can’t reach anywhere else. But pitching a sponsorship—even if you have strong relationships with local businesses and companies—can feel daunting.

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5 Things That Will Make Your Digital Ecosystem More Effective in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Here are five things you should do in the first six months of the year to make your digital ecosystem work better for your mission.

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New Coloring Book Seeks to Help Black Women Care for and Make Time for Themselves

NonProfit Quarterly

As a mental health professional who works with her clients to help them manage their stressors, Oludara Adeeyo knows the importance of self-care, particularly for those who have been historically marginalized. She also has personal experiences that inform her work. Adeeyo became a mental health professional after facing burnout and combating discrimination in the White-dominated journalism industry.

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Comment on How Well Are You Paying Your Nonprofit Staff? by Katherine DeFoyd

Amy Eisenstein

Amy! Well done. I will. NEVER EVER get why a boards cannot understand the importance of paying a competitive salary. We live in a free marketplace of jobs. How can they expect to attract talent without an investment? Well done Amy!

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Nonprofit Budgeting: How to Shop For Fundraising Software

Top Nonprofits

Whether you’re looking for a platform to collect fundraising data, automate marketing messages, or simply streamline giving for donors, choosing the right fundraising software is critical to your nonprofit’s ability to raise support. If you’re not sure how to start your search or what to look for , this guide is for you! Let’s review the five steps to shopping for fundraising software to help your nonprofit find the perfect solution. 1.

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The Must-Attend Nonprofit Sector Conferences Happening in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Review this list of nonprofit conferences to ensure you receive ongoing education and have a chance to meet your peers this year.

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Recap: Nonprofits & AI – A Conversation with Devi Thomas

Beth Kanter

I was thrilled to have a conversation with Devi Thomas from Microsoft Philanthropies. She shared a few highlights from Microsoft’s recent nonprofit sector research. We also discussed use cases, benefits, limitations, adoptions, and lots of practical tips. You can watch the video here as well as the human curated resources shared and a Copilot created summary transcript here.

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Class

NonProfit Quarterly

The following text is excerpted from Going for Broke: Living on the Edge in the World’s Richest Country , edited by Alissa Quart and David Wallis, published in collaboration with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project by Haymarket Books , copyright © 2023. Reprinted with permission. When I was young everyone was “middle class.” The United States, we were told until the aughts, was a big undifferentiated mass.

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Going Viral: How to Create Shareable Nonprofit Content

Top Nonprofits

While social media started as a means to check in with family and friends, it’s evolved into a free tool for organizations to spread their messages and reach supporters near and far. Every nonprofit marketer’s dream is to go viral on social media and achieve maximum visibility for their cause, but with billions of users claiming space on the platforms, it’s easier said than done.

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What ‘Star Trek’ Can Teach Us About Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Some nonprofits act like they exist outside the market economy, but a lesson from "Star Trek" can help your nonprofit embrace reality.

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South Korea’s Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Will Lead Asia Society

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Asia Society Kyung-wha Kang is set to lead the New York-based Asia Society. Also, the gun-safety group Giffords has named a new executive director, and the Orange County Community Foundation has promoted its next president from within.

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What Can Art Teach Us about Climate Change?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art via wikimedia commons In one image, pastel skies above an ocean, still and calm. In another, the sun radiates in the center of a deep blue sky. These were paintings at the C. Parker Gallery of Greenwich, CT, part of an exhibit titled Blue Skies: Now More Than Ever. Six artists’ works in various styles were shown at the exhibit, where all the paintings were images of clear skies: blue skies, skies at sunset and sunrise, skies without pollution clouds or w

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We’re Hiring: MNA Public Policy Director

MNA Association

Position Title: Public Policy Director Reports to: Executive Director Approved by: Executive Director Date: January 22, 2024 Job Description Position Overview The Public Policy Director plays a pivotal role in advocating for the interests of nonprofits across Montana. This position will develop and implement strategic public policy initiatives, foster positive relationships with local, state, and federal government entities, conduct research and analysis on critical sector and fiscal policy issu

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Make The Most of P2P Fundraising In 2024

NonProfit PRO

Supercharge your peer-to-peer fundraising this year by joining hundreds of nonprofit professionals at P2PForum24 in Philadelphia from February 21-23. Whether you’re a senior leader or staff member, this is the place to learn from experts and your colleagues at other organizations. Join us for a gathering that will help you improve your program’s performance in this critical year.

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Create a Smart Annual Outreach Plan to Keep Donors Close — and Boost Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Lisa Schohl Veteran fundraisers and consultants share detailed guidance for how to keep supporters close — and hit fundraising goals — in a complicated year.

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Investing in Systems Change Capacity

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Susan Misra & Marissa Guerrero In recent years, many in the philanthropic field have realized that even concrete, system-level outcomes are insufficient to produce systems change. True systems change requires solutions to be embedded deeply enough that they can self-perpetuate. After all, a policy win might be progress, but to truly change a system requires embedding into the system itself the capacity to enforce and implement this policy.

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Empowering Community Voices: The Strategic Advantage of Nonprofit Advisory Committees

Blue Avocado

Advisory committees let your nonprofit work with others who want to see you succeed. As a nonprofit leader, you likely want to do your best to ensure that the voices and experiences of the communities you serve are represented in your work. Often, this means conducting periodic focus groups, needs assessments, or surveys. 1 While all of these are useful tools for program development and planning, there is another strategy that provides consistent access to community input while also routinely bu

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The 2024 Fundraising Outlook

NonProfit PRO

Download the report to glean insights from 939 fundraising professionals, benchmark your nonprofit's success, see where other nonprofits plan to invest their budget, learn how the nonprofit sector feels about AI, and more.

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TED's Chris Anderson: How to Make Kindness — and Giving — Go Viral

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In his new book "Infectious Giving," Anderson argues that nonprofit leaders and philanthropists have a role in reclaiming the internet. By Sara Herschander Gilberto Tadday, TED Chris Anderson, a former media entrepreneur, turned TED from an in-person conference to a well-known online institution. In his new book "Infectious Giving," Anderson argues nonprofit leaders and philanthropists have a role in reclaiming the Internet.

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Generative AI Is All About the Money (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Jim Fruchterman What the social innovation community needs to understand about Silicon Valley’s current hype cycle.

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How should you approach audience research?

Big Duck

Get tips on how good research can help your nonprofit organization answer big questions and engage particular audiences.

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4 Steps to Fund an Endowment With Legacy Giving

NonProfit PRO

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions boosting legacy giving? Here are four steps to help you build an endowment with legacy giving.

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U.S. Law Permits Charities to Encourage Voting and Help Voters Register, Making GOP Concerns About This Assistance Unfounded

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Philip Hackney Robert Alexander/Getty Images Volunteers register voters in Santa Fe, N.M. Congress needs to assess whether any cure it seeks to implement will be better or worse than the disease that it thinks afflicts the U.S. electoral system.

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The Case for Fundraising Metrics That Actually Matter

Veritus Group

Don't go back to evaluating your fundraiser based on action-oriented metrics that don’t involve building relationships with donors. The post The Case for Fundraising Metrics That Actually Matter appeared first on Veritus Group.

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5 Essential Fundraising Tactics For Nonprofits In 2024: A Comprehensive Guide

Bloomerang

In today’s fast-paced and economically uncertain world, nonprofit organizations (NPOs) face the critical task of fundraising effectively. The past two years have seen a dip in overall giving, placing even more emphasis on the need for nonprofits to strategically boost both short and long-term funding. Following GivingTuesday and the end-of-year giving season in the U.S., nonprofits are at a pivotal juncture.

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5 Things That Will Make Your Digital Ecosystem More Effective in 2024

NonProfit PRO

Here are five things you should do in the first six months of the year to make your digital ecosystem work better for your mission.

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2nd Big HBCU Gift This Month: Spelman College Lands $100 Million

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The gift from Ronda Stryker follows a Lilly Endowment grant to UNCF to boost endowments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. By Maria Di Mento Spelman College Spelman College students celebrate a $100 million gift from Ronda Stryker and William Johnston at a ceremony commemorating the gift. The donation from Ronda Stryker follows a Lilly Endowment grant to UNCF to boost endowments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Question of the Month: Why do we recommend creating both budget AND aspirational goals?

Veritus Group

In this Question of the Month video, Jeff and Richard share more about why it's important to have these two different goals in mind. The post Question of the Month: Why do we recommend creating both budget AND aspirational goals? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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The State of Mental Health Support in Climate Emergencies

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: DOERS on istockphoto.com Studies of climate change impacts “have largely focused on physical health,” according to a policy brief issued in summer 2022 by the World Health Organization (WHO). “However,” the brief continued, “climate change also exacerbates many social and environmental risk factors for mental health and psychosocial problems, and can lead to emotional distress, the development of new mental health conditions and a worsening situation for people already living wit

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