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Philanthropy Spent $11 Million to Prevent Changes to DAF Rules

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Opponents of the 2021 attempt to speed donor-advised fund payouts stopped the legislation dead in its tracks. By Alex Daniels Opponents of the 2021 attempt to speed donor-advised fund payouts stopped the legislation dead in its tracks.

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7 Types of Donors That Could Be Your Next Major Gift Prospect

NonProfit PRO

If you’re always looking externally for your next major gift prospect, you may overlook a loyal supporter already in your database. Here are seven types of donors your nonprofit can locate internally.

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Rockstar Recruitment: How To Hire The Best People

Joan Garry

Dream candidates could be right in front of you and you could completely overlook them if your recruitment process upholds the status quo. Indeed, using the same standard recruiting criteria as everyone else could be an invisible blocker to attracting and hiring your dream team. These two strategies are how you can reinvent your recruiting process with smashing success.

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Two Ways Nonprofits Get Donor-Centered Fundraising Wrong

Clairification

I find a widespread misunderstanding about the notion of what constitutes being donor-centered. It derives from two misconceptions: Assuming people don’t want to be asked. Spending all your time on cultivation, assuming folks don’t need an ask and will simply give spontaneously as a result of being wooed. Both of these rationales short-change your would-be donors.

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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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Equity Advocates Harm Their Cause When They Insist on a Raised Fist, Not an Extended Hand

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Collaboration — not resistance — is the best path to lasting social change. For proof, just look at the debate over pandemic school closures. By Eboo Patel Getty Images Collaboration — not resistance — is the best path to lasting social change. For proof, just look at the debate over pandemic school closures.

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3 Ways Foundations Can Help Nonprofits Attract and Retain Talent

NonProfit PRO

While nonprofits have a powerful draw for talent, they often fail to properly compensate employees. These three low-cost, proven tools can help nonprofits compete.

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Artificial Representation: pitfalls at the intersection of AI and DEI

Big Duck

Learn why nonprofit organizations should avoid using AI-generated images of people, and how ethical representation and equity is eroded by AI. Read the article.

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As the Number of Donors Continues to Drop, Monthly Giving Could Be a Solution

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Year-end giving was down 2.8 percent compared to 2022, according to a new study. Donor participation fell across the board. By Emily Haynes Getty Images Year-end giving was down 2.8 percent compared to 2022, according to a new study. Donor participation fell across the board.

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4 Tactics to Implement in 2024 to Elevate Your Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

With fundraising down yet again in 2023, it may be time to try a few new approaches to regain momentum. Here are four tactics for 2024.

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Connecting the dots: Fighting for equity through a data partnership 

Candid

When the Supreme Court gutted race-conscious admissions last summer and the American Alliance for Equal Rights followed with a lawsuit against the Fearless Fund, some in the philanthropic sector feared that demographic data had become a potential liability. So when I learned about Candid’s Demographics via Candid —an initiative that allows nonprofit organizations to share demographic information on their Candid nonprofit profile , where funders, donors, and researchers could easily access it—I w

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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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When You Can’t See the Trees for the Forest

Veritus Group

How can you find efficiencies in your donor CRM that will help you see and care for the trees, not just the forest? The post When You Can’t See the Trees for the Forest appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Guaranteed Income Is All the Rage in Philanthropy. Will it Last?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Since the pandemic, over 200 guaranteed-income experiments launched across the United States. The Mellon Foundation backed one of them, providing $115 million to support 2,400 New York City artists. By Sara Herschander Rachel Keane Sylvain Souklaye, an artist supported by the Creatives Rebuild New York initiative from the Mellon Foundation, in a performance of Depopulated.

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5 Steps to Improve Your Nonprofit’s Grant Management Process

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits may scramble to gather details or documents and submit last-minute applications for grants. Here are five tips to cut the chaos.

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Check out our upcoming "Board Series!"

CNPE

These 3 classes help board members be more effective - and more willing to serve! Do your board members fully understand their role and have enough confidence in the role to make a difference? We invite new board members onto our team because they have valuable skills that our organizations need. But too often we don't spend enough time helping them translate their experience into effective board work.

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The Wind Is at Your Back. What Are YOU Going to Do?

Veritus Group

Fundraising reports are predicting that giving will expand in the years ahead. Now's the time to focus on mid-level and major gift fundraising. The post The Wind Is at Your Back. What Are YOU Going to Do? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Humanitarian-Aid Group BRAC USA Selects Next CEO

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest BRAC USA Julia Roberts is set to lead BRAC USA, an organization that fights global poverty. Also, the Connecticut Community Foundation has named a new leader, and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation will install its next president in the fall.

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H1 Launches New Solution Empowering Doctors to Find Global Health Opportunities

NonProfit PRO

H1 unveiled a new solution that connects doctors interested in global medical missions with non-governmental organizations.

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Cultivating Innovation: 9 Tactics for Getting Your Team to Hug AI and Innovation

Pam Moore

Cultivating Innovation: 9 Tactics for Getting Your Team to Hug AI and Innovation Are you ready to infuse some innovation into your team's DNA and hug AI and innovation like never before? 🚀 Buckle up because I'm about to unveil some game-changing tactics that'll revolutionize the way your team embraces digital transformation. In today's fast-paced digital landscape, driving innovation and embracing AI and innovation is not just a choice—it's a necessity for staying ahead of the curve.

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The Art of Communications Collaborations

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Like Herding Cats I can recall a few times in my nonprofit journey when coordinating a new marketing campaign across departments felt more like herding cats than orchestrating a symphony. Each team was on its own wavelength, doing its own thing, focused on their own mission-driven priorities. This situation created silos and missed deadlines, hindering our progress.

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69% of U.S. Muslims Always Give to Charities during Ramadan

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Giving fulfills a religious obligation, and research suggests that nonprofits should reach out to this small but generous population during the monthlong holiday. By Shariq Siddiqui Adam Gray/AFP via Getty Images Members of the Muslim community gather for the first Taraweeh prayer of Ramadan in New York City. Research suggests that nonprofits should reach out to this small but generous population during the monthlong holiday.

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Neon One Unveils ‘The Recurring Giving Report: Data-Backed Insights for Sustainable Generosity’

NonProfit PRO

Neon One's research report delves into the generosity behaviors of more than 2,000 nonprofits, analyzing the power of recurring donations.

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Am I just preaching to the choir? Maybe

Non Profit AF

One of the comments I often receive online and in-person after my various baby-animal-picture-punctuated rants is, “Vu, I agree with.

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Moving Your Nonprofit Email List? How to Warm Up a New IP Address

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Kristina and I are about to make one of those big switches that all nonprofit communicators will likely make at some point in their careers: moving an email list to a new email service provider. That means we will need to warm up a new IP address and rebuild our sender reputation. Shaky on the vocabulary? Email service providers (ESP) include companies like MailChimp , Constant Contact , ActiveCampaign , etc.

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Ikea Foundation Awards $100 Million to the ClimateWorks Foundation's Drive Electric Campaign

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Aji Styawan, Climate Visuals The Ikea Foundation has given $100 million to the ClimateWorks Foundation for its Drive Electric Campaign to help countries in Africa, Latin America, and Southeast Asia develop the infrastructure to support electric vehicles. Above, electric two-wheelers in Jakarta, Indonesia. Also, the West Virginia University Cancer Institute received $50 million for a new cancer hospital, and the Skoll Foundation has announced the four winners of the 2024 Skoll Award

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UpMetrics Launches Free Impact Framework Building Tool for Impact Organizations

NonProfit PRO

UpMetrics released its Impact Measurement and Management Suite to help organizations measure, maximize, and showcase their impact.

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OK To Cry? Expressing Emotions and Vulnerability Is A New Wave At Work

Fundraising Leadership

Having emotional vulnerability in the workplace is seen as OK. Raise your hand if you have cried at work. My hand is up. Once early in my career when a boss was cruel in her comments to me in front of the newsroom and later in my career when a boss viciously chastised me for calling attention to a problem in the organization. Both outbursts were confined to me standing alone at the sink in the ladies’ room.

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Battles over Biomarker Testing Shed Light on Precision Medicine’s Inaccessibility

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Ivan Samkov on pexels.com Precision medicine—which involves tailoring treatments based on specific characteristics of patients such as their genetic makeup—has long been touted as the answer to America’s failing healthcare system, but its inaccessibility continues to stymie its impact. There are compelling stories of people with cancer avoiding chemotherapy and radiation, which can have devastating effects on a person’s wellbeing.

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Granddaughter of Megadonor Gert Boyle Digs Into Rural Philanthropy in New Podcast

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

One theme: the surprising overlap between urban and rural needs By Ben Gose One theme: the surprising overlap between urban and rural needs

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Address the Future with Clean Data

NonProfit PRO

Successful fundraising starts with clean data. Melissa’s new solutions catalog is packed with essential tips, tools and free trials to help you address donor engagement, improve outreach, and ensure accuracy for meaningful impact and a sustainable future. From address, email and phone verification to data enrichment and donor profiling, this valuable resource has everything you need to elevate your fundraising game!

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Why You Must Put Real Resources into Building Nonprofit Donor Loyalty

Clairification

It costs more to acquire a new donor than retain a current one. A lot more. In fact, research shows it takes 7 – 12% more effort, time and money to bring in a new donor than to raise more from a current donor. Please, please, please… let this sink in. The for-profit world understands this. It’s why they retain, on average, 80 – 90% of current customers.

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[Free Mini Webinar] 5 LinkedIn Profile Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (20 Minutes) Cost: Free Presented by: Tereza Litsa Nonprofits are spending more time on LinkedIn this year to raise awareness for their cause, build thought leadership, and engage with corporate partners. The best way to make the most out of the channel is to leverage your personal profile. In this free 20-minute webinar , you will learn best practices on how to build your personal brand on LinkedIn.

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Union College Lands $40 Million From Texas Instruments CEO

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Plus, four other colleges and universities received big donations, including Clark University, which got $10 million for its new School of Climate, Environment, and Society. By Maria Di Mento Plus, four other colleges and universities received big donations, including Clark University which got $10 million for its new School of Climate, Environment, and Society.

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5 Automated Text Messages to Increase Giving

NonProfit PRO

An estimated 90% of text messages are opened within three minutes. Here are five automated texts that can help increase giving.

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Equity in Employment: A Vital Step Toward Dismantling Structural Racism in Brazil

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Guibson Trindade , Débora Montibeler & Paula Jancso Fabiani Silvio Almeida, Brazil’s human rights minister and a well-known intellectual prior to taking office, writes in his book Racismo Estrutural , “Institutions are racist because society is racist.” Almeida defines structural racism as a broadening of the notion of institutional racism, and argues that institutions are only the materialization of a social structure or a means of socialization whose components include racism.

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8 Tips for Overcoming Fundraising Plateaus

Donorbox Nonprofit

No matter the size of your fundraising goal, there is nothing more frustrating than hitting or failing to overcome a fundraising plateau or slump. Reaching the point where strategies lose their magic and campaigns hit a standstill is inevitable, but these moments are not indicators of failure, they are opportunities for growth and innovation. If […] The post 8 Tips for Overcoming Fundraising Plateaus appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.