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Did a $100 Million Effort Reduce Homelessness? The Results Are In

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

San Francisco's Tipping Point Community pooled big private money to halve chronic homelessness in five years. A new study finds the effort failed to reach that goal, but lessons for philanthropy-government collaborations are rich. By Maria Di Mento Jeff Chiu, AP Photo Tipping Point spent nearly $100.7 million on 32 programs between 2017 and 2022 aimed at halving chronic homelessness.

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How To Calculate Donor Retention Rate?

Affnetz

How to Calculate Donor Retention Rate? / By Bala Guntipalli Introduction: When it comes to nonprofit fundraising, it’s not just about getting new donors. It’s also crucial to maintain and build relationships with existing supporters. One important question in this process is: How do we calculate donor retention rate? This metric holds the key to sustainable growth and impact for nonprofits.

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9 Essential Nonprofit Management Skills & Development Tips

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

As a nonprofit professional, you understand that investing in your staff is the best way to develop your organization. These changemakers are on the ground floor pushing initiatives forward, so you want your work environment to support their growth. While some skills are innate, many nonprofit management skills can be taught. It’s up to you to provide your staff with the right development opportunities so they can become stronger leaders for your cause.

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10 Ways to Elevate Board Engagement and Increase Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Unlock Your Nonprofit's Full Potential! View the Board Fundraising & Engagement Guide: 10 Essentials for Success - your roadmap to building a powerful team of fundraisers and changemakers. Maximize your impact and create lasting change in your community with proven strategies to increase fundraising and engagement from your board. Download now to ignite the spark of transformation!

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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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Righteous Attitudes, Ideological Purity Tests, Zero-Sum Thinking: How Philanthropy Stokes Division

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Privately, anti-polarization nonprofits and practitioners say philanthropy is part of the problem. By Kristen Cambell Privately, anti-polarization nonprofits and practitioners say philanthropy is part of the problem. Three essays offer a critique.

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Did nonprofit leadership become more racially diverse after 2020? 

Candid

Since 2020, we’ve seen a greater sense of urgency to address racial inequities in the social sector—especially around access to power and resources. As the largest source of nonprofit demographic data, at Candid we’re often asked whether this push has resulted in actual change. Are more people of color serving in nonprofit leadership roles? Have we closed the racial leadership gap?

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Strengthen Your Nonprofit With These 4 Key Strategies for Capacity Building

NonProfit PRO

Strengthening your organization's capacity turbocharges your ability to create tangible change. Here's how to kickstart your growth.

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How Nonprofits Lose Out When Volunteer Advocates Are Asked to Do Little Real Advocacy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Groups are feeding supporters a steady stream of petitions to sign and checks to write. They should be helping them become effective citizen-advocates. By Sam Daley-Harris Nonprofits are feeding supporters a steady stream of petitions to sign and checks to write. They should be helping them become effective citizen-advocates.

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Nonprofit Managers: Get Better Results With This Simple Management Practice

Nonprofit Fixer

In all my years of nonprofit leadership and management, I have searched for simple tools that get solid results. I am busy, so I want simplicity, not complexity. When you find a management tool or practice that works consistently and is easy to employ, it becomes a power go-to practice. Nonprofit leaders are hired to get results. They need to “Get Sh*t Done” (GSD).

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Is Climate Change Making Loneliness Worse?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Miriam Alonso on pexels.com Loneliness is “the most human of feelings,” Jeremy Nobel, faculty at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, said on the podcast Harvard Thinking. When people’s need for social connection isn’t met, that feeling can turn serious, with potentially devastating consequences for their emotional and physical health as they spiral into isolation.

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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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Accidental Techie? Get Intentional Expert Training!

NonProfit PRO

Accidentally ended up in charge of the tech at your nonprofit? Us too, and we know it’s lonely and overwhelming. That’s why our course, community, and coaching transforms confusion to confidence! In just a few hours a week, you’ll learn to assess your tech, trust your data, solve team issues, and create a thriving digital culture. Because guess what, the solution to your nonprofit tech isn’t tech, it’s you!

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Mega Gifts Are Funding University Tuitions. Which Students Do They Help?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In 2018, Michael Bloomberg gave $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins to enable academically qualified low- and middle-income students to attend his alma mater. The impact of this and other tuition-related gifts is becoming clear. By Stephanie Beasley Abaca Press/Sipa USA via AP Before Michael Bloomberg’s $1.8 billion gift to Johns Hopkins, the norm for a big higher education donation was about $100 million.

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Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment?

Veritus Group

Shifting your attitude about your work shifts how you feel about it, which opens up space for more flow and creativity. The post Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Strengthening Boards to Navigate the Intersection of Profit and Purpose (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Julie Battilana , Anne-Claire Pache & Chloe Lemmel-Hay OpenAI’s governance saga might give leaders pause about alternative ways of organizing, but research shows hybrid governance models can be successful—with effective boards to lead them.

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5 Takeaways From M+R’s Online Fundraising ‘Benchmarks’

NonProfit PRO

M+R's annual “Benchmarks” report revealed five key takeaways on nonprofits' digital fundraising strategies.

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Seeking engagement and purpose, corporate employees turn to workplace volunteering

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Employees increasingly find that robust workplace volunteer programs meet their desires for in-person connections, professional growth and altruistically inclined employers. By James Pollard, Associated Press Charles Krupa, AP Photo Ron Waddell, Founder and Executive Director of Legendary Legacies, second from left, says Blue Cross Blue Shield volunteers provided help in the short term, while also staying engaged over the long term.

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What Are Reparations?

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: A Policy Vision from the Movement for Black Lives.” View the full webinar here. When it comes to even repair and what Black people need, people have so many different definitions on what reparations is for Black people. But there are key elements that must happen.

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Clairity Click-it: MAY Nonprofit Links + Free Resources Be Yours

Clairification

It’s not always easy to find all the good stuff across the web. That’s why I do the work for you! Thanks again to my Clairity Click-it sponsor, Bloomerang , for making it possible for me to spend the time hunting and gathering. You’ll find this is another robust issue. Find a topic that interests you, and… click away! Whatever type of learner you are, there’s something here for you.

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2024 DonorPerfect Community Conference: SPARK

NonProfit PRO

SPARK your passion for change at the 2024 DonorPerfect Community Conference, led by celebrated nonprofit leaders and fundraising experts. Explore innovative solutions to engage your community and grow your impact. Mark your calendar now for two half-days of free, virtual sessions on June 4th and 5th.

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Pulitzer Center Appoints Next CEO

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Courtesy of Pulitzer Center Lisa Gibbs will be the next CEO of the Pulitzer Center. Also, the Ms. Foundation for Women promoted its chief advancement officer to deputy CEO, and Anne Vasquez will be the next executive director of the Television Academy Foundation.

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Future-proof your fundraising: 3 ways to thrive long-term

Ann Green

Is your nonprofit poised for long-term growth? Check out these future-proof nonprofit fundraising strategies based on today’s top philanthropic trends. By Patrick Schmitt Achieving your mission takes time and resources. As a nonprofit professional, you know this all too well and likely implement all kinds of cost-saving and efficiency-boosting practices into your work.

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Are we building the Candid tools you need? 

Candid

As you may have heard, we’re building new Candid tools to help those working in the social sector to do good even more efficiently and effectively in a fast-changing world. To understand how Candid products can best serve our users, we need to know what problems those users are trying to solve. With the combined resources of Foundation Center and GuideStar, we at Candid have a unique opportunity to build the most effective solution for providing information for and about nonprofits and funders.

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Viral Challenges for Nonprofits: A Blueprint for Digital Marketing Success

NonProfit PRO

Viral challenges can help nonprofits raise awareness and donations. Here's how to successfully leverage them in your digital marketing.

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Ahead of the Curve: Patricia Bauman Set the Standard for Multiyear Giving

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Long before it was common, Bauman devoted family assets to protecting democracy — and acted as a tugboat to pull wealthier foundations into the cause. By Gary D. Bass, Donna F. Edwards, Geri Mannion, Anne Bartley , Kathleen Welch, and John Stocks John Lamparski/WireImage via Getty Images Patricia Bauman’s vision and tenacity enabled her to influence foundations far wealthier than hers to tackle causes they might otherwise have avoided.

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Using A Personalized, Segmented Approach To Storytelling To Raise More Money

The Storytelling Nonprofit

When non-profits undertake fundraising campaigns, segmentation is often involved for the gift array in the ask. But further customizations based on the segmentation are often little to none. It made me curious about whether we could help a client see a lift in giving by segmenting storytelling content in email appeals. In most cases, non-profits approach storytelling as a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Investing in Growth: Leaders’ Professional Development Plans

The NonProfit Times

Nonprofit leaders need to commit to a mindset of continuous learning and professional development to remain relevant and effective in their current roles. This requires embracing opportunities for skill development, whether through reading books and articles, attending conferences and workshops, or participating in online courses and webinars. According to Jackie Sue Griffin, founder of JSG & Associates in Tampa, Florida, by prioritizing continuous learning, you gradually adapt to evolving c

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How March of Dimes Established an Innovation Fund to Further Its Mission

NonProfit PRO

March of Dimes created its innovation fund to support companies that are poised to further its mission. Here's how it works.

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Univ. of Illinois Lands $50 Million From Tech Billionaire Tom Siebel

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Maria Di Mento Boris Baldinger, World Economic Forum Siebel is a University of Illinois alumnus who earned three degrees from the university in the 1970s and ‘80s. The gift launches the Siebel School of Computing and Data Science. Plus, private equity titan Michael Kim gives Haverford College $25 million for an ethics institute, and Riley Children’s Foundation lands $8 million to address the youth mental health crisis.

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How to Stop Being a Radiance Slayer

Clairification

Radiance is meant-to-be. Radiance means: To have the light within us lit To send out light To reflect back light To bounce light back and forth, in simultaneous service to ourselves and others. What if you were to view your work as allowing your own and others’ meant-to-be radiance to come forth and shine? I’m reminded of a children’s gospel song , which also became a civil rights anthem: This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine.

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The nonprofit rut, and what we can do about it

Non Profit AF

Hi everyone, I am writing from Nairobi Kenya, where I am listening to local leaders and engaging in reflections about.

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Givebutter Announces $50M Investment From Bessemer Venture Partners’ BVP Forge

NonProfit PRO

Givebutter closed a $50 million strategic growth investment led by BVP Forge, Bessemer Venture Partners' dedicated investment fund.

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Google.org Commits $75 Million for Work-Force Development in A.I.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Google.org A digital-skills training session for job seekers held by Goodwill Industries, a Google.org grantee. Also, four big foundations give $36.5 million to eliminate the blinding disease trachoma in 16 African countries, and Cigna Group Foundation promises $27 million to bolster mental health and wellness for young people and veterans.

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5 Ways To Use Nonprofit Bookkeeping for Donor Stewardship

Fundraising Coach

Nonprofits depend on loyal donors to receive sustainable support for their work. This means your organization must provide a positive donor experience , not just in one event or campaign, but over the course of their involvement with your nonprofit. While communication metrics and donor feedback are good places to start stewarding donors, your nonprofit may overlook a valuable resource for enhancing donor stewardship: your bookkeeping data.

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Top 5 posts of the month

Jeff Brooks

What your colleagues are reading: the 5 most-read Future Fundraising Now blog posts in the last month: What you need to know about midlevel donors How to write faster: 6.5 tips How to design your fundraising so it can actually be read 10 bogus reasons for keeping your writing hard to read How (and why) to give donors permission not to donate Looking for some really good (and specific) advice for your fundraising?

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5 Ways Your Accounting Team Can Save Time

NonProfit PRO

Watch this video for 5 practical ways your accounting team can save time! Whether you're experiencing less headcount or just want to become more efficient, these helpful considerations improve efficiency.

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