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Turmoil at Vote.org

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The voter-registration group once promoted by Taylor Swift has been wracked by resignations, layoffs, and regulatory lapses. Former employees blame the CEO. By Jim Rendon Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images The voter-registration group once promoted by Taylor Swift has been wracked by resignations, layoffs, and regulatory lapses. Former employees think the CEO is to blame.

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California Amends Digital Fundraising Regulation

NonProfit PRO

California recently amended a law regulating digital fundraising platforms. Here are some of the changes nonprofits should look out for.

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The Hidden Ingredient of a High-Functioning Board

Joan Garry

What is the well-kept secret of a high-functioning board? Joan shares the hidden ingredient and why every board needs it. The post The Hidden Ingredient of a High-Functioning Board appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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One of the Most Important Leadership Qualities That’s Often Overlooked

NonProfit Leadership Center

When you think about all the traits that make leaders successful, there’s one that is often overlooked: positivity. In today’s complex business environment, great leaders prioritize positivity and authenticity. But what is positive leadership and why should you focus on it? Positive leaders provide the guidance and resources necessary for their team members to do their best work.

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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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Gen Z Donors Are Coming. Here's What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A new report looks at how young donors like to give and how nonprofits are engaging them By Emily Haynes Getty Images Although members of Generation Z are still far from their prime giving years, it's never too soon for fundraisers to learn how to attract their support.

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10 Tips to Thank and Retain Your Donors

NonProfit PRO

Nothing should be more personal and passionate than thanking donors. Here are 10 lessons that are essential to retaining and upgrading donors.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Should Your Board Have Term Limits?

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a development director who wants advice on how to enact board term limits: Dear Charity Clairity, We don’t have term limits for our board and, as the development director, I think this is becoming a problem.

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MacKenzie Scott and the Case for giving to Very Small Nonprofits Like Mine.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Ninety-two percent of organizations — including the one I lead — have budgets of less than $1 million and know what their communities need most. But Scott and others make it impossible for us to get needed funds. By Sneha Dave Ninety-two percent of organizations — including the one I founded — have budgets of less than $1 million and know what their communities need most.

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4 Ways to Amplify Your Nonprofit’s Great Content

NonProfit PRO

There is more competition than ever for your audience's attention. Here's how to amplify your organization's content to grab their attention.

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Grow Or Stagnate?: Nurturing A Growth Mindset

The NonProfit Times

By Olga Moshinsky Woltman “The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.” – Carol Dweck It is a truth universally acknowledged that employees who are motivated to continuously learn and grow will be the ones to take on new challenges, innovate, and problem-solve. The concept of growth mindset, developed by psychologist Carol Dweck, is described as a belief that our abilities and intelligence can be developed and impro

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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 How to Fundraise as a Team (and Build a Better Fundraising Team) by Bonnie

Amy Eisenstein

Having the specific positions described along with their roles is helpful. With regards to staff assistance — what does the relationship between the DD and the marketing and communications coordinator look like? What are best practices for a good working relationship?

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Opponents as Allies: The Thorny Proposition of a First-of-Its-Kind Foundation Gathering

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Grant makers at the National Council on Foundations annual meeting consider how to find the common ground to build broader coalitions for efforts in education, the environment, health, and more. By Drew Lindsay Chicago Council on Foundations Wendy Feliz, left, with the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation; Ali Noorani, of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation; Layla Zaidane, from Future Caucus; and Bob Dold, from Forbes Tate Partners; participate in a panel during the Council on Foundation’s ann

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3 Grammar Rules You Can’t Break in Fundraising Copy (and Some That You Can)

NonProfit PRO

Good copywriting is informal and conversational, which helps engage donors. However, there are three rules that must not be broken.

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Closing racial wealth gaps with community land trusts 

Candid

While the debate around the politics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and social impact investing goes on, the fact remains that there is a yawning racial wealth gap in the United States. Estimates vary, but the median household net worth of white families is about seven times that of Black families and five times that of Latinx families. This concentration of wealth in smaller and smaller corners of the U.S. economy creates immediate and long-term economic and social challenges that

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Understanding Wealthy Donors – 3 Truths Every Gift Officer Needs to Know

iMarketSmart

There’s a chasm in major gifts fundraising. It lies between the wealthy donors who often make up over 80% of your giving base (sometimes over 90%), and the gift officers and fundraising teams who reach out to them and interact with them. While the wealthy donors may have seven, eight, or even nine figures in net worth, the people from your organization who are trying to build relationships with them tend to have far less.

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Expiring Tax Breaks, Charitable Giving, and What’s At Stake for Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Proposed changes to the tax code will significantly reduce donations, the author argues, spelling trouble for charities. By Jack Salmon Victoria Valdivia, Hans Lucas, AFP, Getty Images Proposed changes to the tax code will significantly reduce donations, the author argues, spelling trouble for charities.

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New Report Illuminates Gen Z Philanthropic Giving Behavior

NonProfit PRO

The Blackbaud Institute released a report showing trends in Gen Z's generosity, what motivates them to give, and more.

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Are Donors Even Reading Your Emails? 13 Pro Tips to Help You Write Better Emails

Veritus Group

Recently on our team Slack channel, our coaches shared that we send a lot of these tips to our clients about how to write an effective email, so I thought it would be a great resource to share them here so they’re all in one place for your easy reference. Here are some of our […] The post Are Donors Even Reading Your Emails? 13 Pro Tips to Help You Write Better Emails appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Developing a communications plan stays relevant, fresh, and actionable

Big Duck

Learn how to make a communications plan that is clear enough to get results and flexible enough to pivot when the unexpected happens.

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When a Warm Glow Isn't Enough: Donors Respond to Tokens of Appreciation, Research Says

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

When people who aren’t already deeply motivated by a cause know they’ll get something in return, they are more likely to donate. By Rasheeda Childress Getty Images When people who aren’t already deeply motivated by a cause know they’ll get something in return, they are more likely to donate, the research found.

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Round 1 Applications Are Now OPEN!

NonProfit PRO

The 2024 IMAGINE Grant cycle is now open. Whether your organization is looking for Momentum to Modernize, eager to Go Further, Faster, or innovate as a Pathfinder, round one submissions are due by 11:59PM EDT on June 3, 2024. Visit the submission portal today to download guidelines, review criteria for evaluation, and submit your proposal!

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Strategies To Re-Engage Your Lapsed Donors

Bloomerang

What comes to mind when you hear “ lapsed donors ”? Do you feel embarrassed because it’s been a while since you last communicated with them? Maybe you’ve tried numerous ‘ win back’ campaigns that failed to convert them, and you’re wondering whether you should just delete them from your database. Don’t do it! A massive generational shift in giving is happening right now with donors aged 60 and older.

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We Must Be Founders

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Michael McAfee After this nation was founded under the revolutionary idea that all are created equal, its Constitution invited us to bring its ideal to life with the words “We, the People.” Today, this promise remains unfulfilled. Yet it is precisely at this moment, when democracy is being challenged from all sides, and when the limitations of our nearly 250 years of governing are coming to a breaking point, that we must rise up and fulfill this mandate.

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A Really Tough Job: Nonprofit CEOs Work to Make Their Roles More Manageable

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Ben Gose James Heimer for The Chronicle 96% of the leaders in the Chronicle's exclusive survey report a high level of job satisfaction. But the demands are relentless. Plus, see the rest of our May issue, posted online today.

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A Conversation to Guide Your Generative AI Journey

NonProfit PRO

Being a nonprofit leader is different than being a leader in the private sector. The role comes with a unique set of challenges – and that was before the insurgence of Generative AI tools can capabilities. The team at AWS for Nonprofits exists to support the unique needs of nonprofit leaders like you. From security, to digital experience, to charting your Generative AI journey, your AWS Account Executive (a free resource) exists to support you.

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5 Useful Affirmations for the Nonprofit Marketer

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Working in nonprofit marketing and communication teaches us many things, but perhaps most importantly, that we’re all in this together. No matter the size or type of our organizations, we face similar challenges every day. We strive to advance our missions with limited budgets and manpower, juggling multiple priorities and often battling misconceptions about the value of good marketing.

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Is it just as hard to give out money as it is to seek it?

Non Profit AF

Hi everyone, if you’re interested in being involved with the Crappy Funding Practices movement, please join a special meeting we’re.

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A Trip to Alabama, Lessons about Race, and the Payoffs of Out-of-the Box Grants

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Visiting the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice helped grantees better understand America’s history of racial injustice while promoting empathy and awareness. By Anne Marie Burgoyne Equal Justice Initiative Steel monuments display the names of those killed in racial-terror lynchings between 1877 and 1950 at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala.

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10 Reasons to Break Free from Spreadsheets

NonProfit PRO

Streamlining processes and understanding your data is key to success. If you’re still using spreadsheets and manual processes to piece together and track program data, you're missing out on key benefits that a streamlined system can offer. Download this guide to learn how siloed information may be holding your organization back, how you can gain control of your data, and how a case management solution can help you maximize your impact and secure more funding.

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Do You Need Both Revenue AND Aspirational Goals in Major Gifts?

Veritus Group

We recommend setting an aspirational goal that will help you imagine the possibility of asking for a larger gift. The post Do You Need Both Revenue AND Aspirational Goals in Major Gifts? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Should You Watermark AI-Images You Create?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Should nonprofits disclose when they incorporate AI (artificial intelligence) into their content creation for communications, marketing, and fundraising? When is AI a simple tool you don’t disclose, like using spelling and grammar checkers? When is it an original content creator whose “authorship” should be documented? As of today (in May 2024), we at Nonprofit Marketing Guide believe nonprofits should disclose when they use AI to create photographic images by placing a custom

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Leaders' Advice for Other Leaders

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Nonprofit chief executives share their secrets for managing stressful jobs and staying motivated. By Ben Gose Chad Kirkland for The Chronicle Nonprofit chief executives share their secrets for managing stressful jobs and staying motivated.

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Harnessing the Power of Social Media: Strategies for Effective Online Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

There are many online fundraising strategies, and you should consider social media. Here's how you can use social platforms for fundraising.

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2024 Social Media Statistics for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

A supplemental post to 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the statistics listed below can guide your nonprofit in creating and maintaining a successful social media strategy. Facebook Facebook has 3.05 billion monthly active users of which 65% access the site daily and spend an average of 40 minutes per day on the platform. [ HootSuite ] By 2027, Facebook will reach 75% of the world’s population and is currently the world’s third most trafficked website after

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Understanding the New Beneficial Ownership Information Rules: Implications for Nonprofits

Foundation Group

This article explores the new FinCEN beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting rules and their impact on nonprofit organizations.