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Why All of Us Need to Give to Nonprofit News Outlets

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

If less than half a percent of all private contributions went to journalism nonprofits, we could replace the loss of local newsrooms and strengthen democracy. By Brian Eule If less than half a percent of all private contributions went to journalism nonprofits, we could replace the loss of local newsrooms and strengthen democracy.

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Donors Want Value: How Nonprofits Can Deliver More

NonProfit PRO

Focus on achieving value for donors’ giving should be the guiding principle of every nonprofit. Philanthropic organizations should focus on how they can provide more services with their resources. This focus on need, and how to fulfill it, can lead to more efficiency and effectiveness.

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Using Donor Data to Personalize Your Text Donation Appeals

Ann Green

Data can help inform your nonprofit’s approach to text-to-give and drive greater fundraising results. Use these tips to boost your text messaging strategy. By Mike Snusz In order for your nonprofit to effectively reach supporters via a text donation campaign, you will need to simulate an authentic, one-on-one communication experience. The best way to personalize your messages and create highly tailored donation appeals is to leverage donor data.

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Comment on Raising Major Gifts Takes Accountability: 3 Ways to Stay on Track by Timothy J Dougherty

Amy Eisenstein

Thoughtful and helpful article – thanks! One helpful thing we do in my office is to have a monthly meeting to review “open opportunities” aka planned solicitations for the year ahead. this is always good reminder to be in touch with those top donors who we plan to solicit soon.

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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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Bezos Earth Fund Grant Gets Climate Change on Local Weather Forecasts

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Jim Rendon Cpl Marc-Andre Leclerc, Canadian Forces, REUTERS, Redux Canadian wildfires burned out of control this summer. It once took months to understand the impact of human-caused climate change on extreme weather, but now scientists can now determine that on a daily basis. Now TV meteorologists can relay that information to viewers.

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Donors Remain Loyal to DAFs as Overall Giving Declines

NonProfit PRO

Trends have shown both annual and major donors pulled back their charitable gifts last year due to economic uncertainty. Despite that, giving from donor-advised funds (DAFs) remained strong last year. And so far this year — or fiscal year for some DAF grantors — that remains true.

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Mixed Links: News and Tips for Nonprofit Marketers – September 1, 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Toups Meatery. New Orleans, LA Welcome to September! Let’s kick it off with the most helpful articles, posts, and tips for nonprofit marketers from the last week or so. This week we have Instagram Reels news, storytelling techniques, social media post ideas, and more It’s time for Mixed Links… Here are Five Steps to More Creative Marketing.

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Nonprofits Can't Find Workers Despite Flex Jobs and Pay Boosts, Report Says

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The bulk of unfilled jobs are frontline positions, but fundraisers and even top executives are in short supply. By Drew Lindsay The bulk of unfilled jobs are frontline positions, but fundraisers and even top executives are in short supply.

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Research from Independent Sector Finds Significant Decrease in Nonprofit Advocacy

NonProfit PRO

Independent Sector (IS) released the results of a nationally representative survey of nonprofit institutions that found a significant decrease in nonprofit engagement in advocacy and lobbying over the last 20 years.

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Newsletter: C-Store Chain & Pepsi Partner for ‘Gallons for Growth’?? ; In Case of Apocalypse, Find Your Local 4-H Club ? ; Choosing the Right Audience to Celebrate Your Anniversary

Selfish Giving

I like this cartoon UK fundraiser Mark Philips shared on Twitter X yesterday. A picture is worth a thousand words. ???? For our purposes, let's replace fundraising with corporate partnerships. ? The word BRAND means different things to different people. "A brand is what people experience when they come into contact with you." "A brand is a promise. A good brand is a promise kept.

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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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6 Messaging Options for Email Re-Engagement Campaigns

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Keeping a clean email list is really important especially since email deliverability rates just seem to get lower and lower. One hallmark of a clean list is only emailing active subscribers – those who keep opening and clicking on your emails. But what about those who haven’t done those things in a while? Before you delete them from your list completely, run a re-engagement campaign using one (or more) of these six messaging options: Using your most popular “in case you missed

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More Than Half of Black-Serving Groups Would Shut Down if They Lost Key Donors

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Most operate on razor-thin margins and need more philanthropic support for training in fundraising, leadership, and financial management, a new survey has found. By Rasheeda Childress Most operate on razor-thin margins and need more philanthropic support for training in fundraising, leadership, and financial management, a new survey has found.

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How to Navigate Being a New Nonprofit Board Member

NonProfit PRO

Navigating the relationship between nonprofit boards and staff can be extraordinarily challenging. Here are four practical tips in being a high-performing and effective board member from day No. 1.

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Comment on Assess Yourself and Your Fundraising: 5 Profound Questions by Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein

Ask yourself these five simple (but profound) questions to assess your own well-being and your nonprofit's fundraising potential.

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Raising funds for a world free of oppression

Big Duck

Related Content CampaignsParent Project Muscular DystrophyEngaging the community to raise funds CampaignsThe Jewish BoardMotivating young people to engage CampaignsThe Multiple Myeloma Research FoundationTranslating complex science into a clear ask

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Hollywood's Working Class Turns to Nonprofit Funds to Make Ends Meet During the Strike

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

George and Amal Clooney, Oprah Winfrey, and Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck, among others, have pitched in with $1 million donations to groups supporting the writers and crew members. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press NEW YORK AP Photo/Thalia Beaty Shawn Batey (right), a props assistant and documentary filmmaker, used a grant from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees to pay her rent, phone bill, and other expenses.

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Is the Power of Corporations Shaping Nonprofits?

NonProfit PRO

We know that we're living at a time of great shapeshifting, and the changes affect the nonprofit sector as well. One of the most significant shifts is corporations’ power and influence over what donors can and cannot do with the nonprofits they support.

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Comment on Assess Yourself and Your Fundraising: 5 Profound Questions by Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein

Ask yourself these five simple (but profound) questions to assess your own well-being and your nonprofit's fundraising potential.

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To Cover Letter or Not To Cover Letter: How About Some Questions?

NonProfit HR

By Michael McElroy, MS, SHRM-CP, CSC Organization #1: To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, three to five professional references, two writing samples, complete our personality assessment, upload your passport, three family photos and a recent diary entry. Organization #2: *Turns on LinkedIn Easy Apply* One of these organizations received two applicants for their … Read more The post To Cover Letter or Not To Cover Letter: How About Some Questions?

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What Are The Most Important Elements For A Year-End Appeal?

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 nonprofit employee who wants advice how to create an effective year-end fundraising appeal: Dear Charity Clairity, I’m planning ahead to prepare this year’s annual fundraising appeal, and could use a little help getting started.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 82: Boost Mission Productivity With Volunteer Management Software

NonProfit PRO

Macie Wheeler from Habitat for Humanity and Geng Wang of Civic Champs join The NonProfit Voice to discuss the benefits of using volunteer management software.

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Why we’re all burned out and what to do about it  

Candid

At Candid, we often talk about trends we’re seeing in the social sector. Unfortunately, an undisputable trend these days is burnout. So, in this blog, I’m leveraging my PhD in Psychology to share a bit about what burnout is, why it seems to be everywhere in the nonprofit world, and what organizations, leaders, and individuals can do about it. How to tell if you’re burning out While burnout might seem like a buzzword, it’s also a concept backed by decades of research.

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Take The Lead Power Up Conference Ignites Inspiration and Action

Fundraising Leadership

On stage at the Power Up Conference (L to R) Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president, Take The Lead; Julie Uhrman, co-founder, Angel City FC, winner of Leading Company Award; Vada Manager, 2022 Leading Man Award winner. The energy was electric as the Take The Lead Power Up Conference kicked off on Women’s Equality Day, Saturday, August 26th, with a lineup that promised to fuel finding the power within, ignite change, and celebrate women's equality.

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The Small Nonprofit’s Guide to Budgeting

Get Fully Funded

Nonprofit budget. Ugh. Not everyone’s favorite topic. Yet a budget is a critical tool in managing your organization. And way too many small nonprofits operate without one. A nonprofit budget can bring so many positives: Finances are much easier to manage because you know what expenses and revenue to expect. Success is easier to measure because you can compare your actual numbers to your budgeted numbers to see how you’re doing.

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Download the A-to-Z List of Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas!

NonProfit PRO

Get your copy of this Essential Auction Resource for Nonprofits. 650 ideas listed, millions of dollars raised, this guide is a must to spell success in planning for your next benefit live and silent auctions. Download today to get started on brainstorming amazing ideas for unique live and silent auction items!

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How to be efficiently trendy  

Candid

I’m often invited to speak with organizations about the latest fundraising and nonprofit trends. While I am happy to share my perspective, trends are, by nature, always changing and have varying impacts depending on your nonprofit’s function. For example, a growth or decrease in individual giving might be vitally important to your nonprofit but totally irrelevant to others (like those primarily funded by government sources.

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7 Omnichannel Customer Engagement Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

7 Omnichannel Customer Engagement Strategies for Nonprofit Organizations When it comes to nonprofits, engagement is the lifeblood that fuels volunteer participation, donations, and advocacy work. To mobilize the right audience for these crucial activities, nonprofit organizations must develop effective strategies that align with both the interests of their target demographic and the resources they have at hand.

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Every fundraiser needs a flair for drama

Jeff Brooks

Serena had cancer, but now she’s well. That’s a story, or at least the outline of a story. But is it a story you’d eagerly drop whatever you’re doing to read? Not really, right? Unless you know Serena personally, it doesn’t promise much. That headline/outline reveals a happy ending, so there’s no tension. No “what happens next?” The dark early part of the story is only hinted at.

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Fluxx Announces New Grantmaking Intelligence Platform: Grantelligence

NonProfit PRO

Fluxx announces the availability of Grantelligence, a new intelligence and analytics platform specifically designed for grantmaking. Holistic and self-serviceable, Grantelligence delivers insights to stakeholders, enabling them to collaborate to grant faster, using powerful storytelling.

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The 9 Best Nonprofit CRM Solutions (Updated for 2023)

Bloomerang

When it comes to donor data, there’s a lot to keep track of. Giving histories, gift amounts, and frequencies can reveal a lot about future willingness to give. Plus, understanding motivations, interests, and passions can help you connect with them on a deeper level. A nonprofit CRM helps you keep all this information organized and easily accessible.

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7 Ways Technology Upgrades Your Nonprofit’s Golf Fundraiser

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Golf has a ton of giving power. For nonprofits, a golf tournament is the chance to raise mission-critical dollars, engage supporters, build relationships, and ultimately, do more good. And while planning a tournament isn’t a small undertaking, the good news for nonprofit event planners is that the right technology can make it easier, more efficient, and more lucrative to orga

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Your Memphis Voter Guide from Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Get ready for the elections, Memphis! Below is your voter checklist Important Dates: Voter Registration Deadline - 9/5/23 Early Voting begins 9/15/23 Early Voting ends 9/25/23 Election Day - 10/5/23 What should I know or do before election day? Complete the following checklist so you are prepared for the upcoming election! 1. Check your voter registration status Make sure you are registered to vote (or that your voter registration is up-to-date.

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New Analysis Provides Further Evidence of Shifts in Funder Practices

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits are experiencing meaningful changes in the practices of funders since 2020, according to a new Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) report.

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How to Buy Fundraising Software That Lasts: Essential Guide

Bloomerang

Your nonprofit is quickly growing, bringing in more donations than ever before and fostering a strong donor base. These advancements mean you have the budget available to invest in new fundraising software that can streamline your fundraising tasks and empower you to raise even more. Now, you’re probably wondering how to find not just a robust fundraising platform, but buy fundraising software that serves your organization for the long term.

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Nonprofit professionals, we need to be louder and more vocal, and possibly more obnoxious

Non Profit AF

[Image description: Two seagulls, standing on a skinny stump, their heads raised to the sky, their beaks open, as if they’re screaming about something.