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An Activist and an Adversary Found Common Ground. Making Change Proved Harder

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Leah Garcés ran hard-hitting animal-rights campaigns. Craig Watts raised 700,000 chickens on a factory farm. Their partnership can be celebrated, but collaboration has its limits. By Marc Gunther Courtesy of Transfarmation Animal-rights activist Leah Garcés and Craig Watts, a former factory chicken farmer, stand in one of Watts’s chicken houses that was converted to grow mushrooms.

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Donor-Advised Funds Soar in Popularity as Nonprofits Successfully Engage New Donors

NonProfit PRO

Our DAF roundup includes the four biggest reporting DAF charities sharing year-over-year grant totals, as well as a look at how this revenue stream is impacting nonprofits.

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Meet April’s Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Cohort

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

The Nonprofit Leadership Alliance is excited to share the commencement of the April CNP Cohort for the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) Professional Track program. This group of dedicated nonprofit leaders have begun their six-month journey, participating in one of only four cohorts offered annually. A Cohort of Changemakers The April Cohort, comprising of 33 professionals, brings together a group committed to making a positive impact on society.

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How to Form Mission-Aligned Partnerships for Your Nonprofit

Ann Green

Partnerships with organizations that share your values can yield much-needed support for your nonprofit. Learn how to find a like-minded partner in this guide. By Casey Dorma n In 2022, 360MatchPro reports that companies donated $21 billion to nonprofits, and 88% of all public companies have Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives. Clearly, giving back is important to many businesses and their stakeholders.

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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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Less Than 2% of Philanthropic Giving Goes to Women and Girls. Can Melinda French Gates Change That?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Her $1 billion commitment, announced Tuesday, and the momentum generated if others join her, could break through that ceiling. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press Jose Luis Magana/AP Melinda French Gates plans to give $1 billion over the next two years to people and organizations working on behalf of women and families globally. Her $1 billion commitment, announced Tuesday, and the momentum generated if others join her, could break through that ceiling.

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Nonprofits Can Now Apply for Grants of up to $50,000 to Further Climate Solutions

NonProfit PRO

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) announced that nonprofit organizations can apply for a grant of up to $50,000 from the utility's SoCal Climate Champions Grant program.

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Comment on Challenge: Double Your Fundraising in the Next 12 Months by Pat Trebe

Amy Eisenstein

What if you could double your fundraising this year, and double is your impact? Take the "Double Your Fundraising" Challenge and think big!

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Melinda French Gates Announces Where $1 Billion in New Funds Will Go to Help Women and Girls

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The philanthropist asked women leaders to take part in distributing some of the funds, and she's financing a competition to attract new ideas to improve female health worldwide. By Alex Daniels AMMAR ABD RABBO-POOL, SIPA, AP The philanthropist asked women leaders to take part in distributing some of the funds, and she's financing a competition to attract new ideas to improve female health worldwide.

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Philanthropy Facilitators Make It Easy for People to Give

NonProfit PRO

When you don’t make it easy for donors to choose to support your charity, they'll choose not to. Here's how to encourage their support.

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Nonprofit Professional Development | Resources for Success

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

As a dedicated nonprofit professional, you understand the critical role of continuous learning in the field. The nonprofit sector is dynamic, shaped by technological advancements, ever-evolving trends, and shifts in marketing and public relations strategies. If you’re not learning in the field, you’re likely falling behind. This is where nonprofit professional development comes in.

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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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Where Strategic Philanthropy Went Wrong

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Mark Kramer & Steve Phillips Dramatic advances in the scale and sophistication of strategic philanthropy have not improved societal conditions at a national level. We propose empowerment philanthropy as a new approach to fostering political and economic self-determination by supporting people in finding their own solutions and ensuring an effective multiracial democracy.

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The Nonprofits Leading the A.I. Revolution

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Sara Herschander Stephanie Dalton Cowan for the Chronicle A new generation of A.I.-driven organizations is upon us. What do they say about how charities will use the powerful technology? Plus: See the rest of our June issue, posted online today.

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Make Positive Change With Verified Legislator Data

NonProfit PRO

Access the most accurate elected official contact information to power your fundraising, petition, and awareness campaigns. Cicero data includes present, previous, and incoming elected official district, address, phone and even social media information! It’s great for moving legislative issues forward, identifying opportunities for grants, and mobilizing members in targeted areas.

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Grant Budgeting: Tips for Maximizing Funding Opportunities

The NonProfit Times

By Jackie Sue Griffin Securing grant funding is crucial to a nonprofit’s growth, and it starts with crafting a well-planned and realistic budget. In this article, we’ll explore effective grant budgeting strategies that nonprofits can implement to strengthen their grant applications, increase their chances of success, and ultimately, make a greater impact in their communities.

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Revitalize Parks to Strengthen Democracy

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Geneva Vest , Cary Simmons & Howard Frumkin The Trust for Public Land developed a framework to build community power through the creation and stewardship of green spaces. Our work demonstrates the power of parks to enrich democracy. | Open access to this article is made possible by The Trust for Public Land.

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Who's Really Funding Campus Protests?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Organizers say it's a growing base of small-dollar supporters, not big donors, shaping pro-Palestinian protests on campus. By Sara Herschander Getty Images College protest encampments are often formed through informal coalitions of student groups, experts said. Here, pro-Palestinian protesters are outside Sproul Hall at UC Berkeley. Although student protest groups have received funding from foundations and large donors, organizers maintain that a rapidly growing and decentralized network of youn

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Blackbaud Makes a Strategic Investment in UBIQ Education

NonProfit PRO

Blackbaud announced a strategic investment in UBIQ Education, innovators in school websites through the introduction of AMAIS, the first digital experience ecosystem (DXE) for schools.

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5 Secret Nonprofit Donor Retention Action Strategies

Clairification

Giving is an emotional experience. It deserves an emotional response. Be human. Ever notice how sometimes when we put on our work hats we cease to be human? How we somehow morph into little robotic “professionals” and become enamored of jargon? “Lybnts.” “Sybnts.” “Recaptures.” Not that those things aren’t important. You need goals and objectives. And given the dreadful state of donor retention in the U.S. today (and in the U.K and Canada as well), it’s vital you be able to measure how you’re do

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How to Build Stories with Staying Power

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: How to Change Our Stories about the Economy.” View the full webinar here. “Multigenerationalism in movements is what will sustain narratives for the long haul.” When I think about the Land Back movement, that was not created by a marketing firm, that was not created by a think tank.

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Impact Investing Is On the Rise, With a Big Foundation's $325 Million Commitment

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Robert Wood Johnson's specialists look to generate both social and financial returns By Alex Daniels Photo by LemonLight Kimberlee Cornett (center), who is leading impact investing at Robert Wood Johnson, has been free to build a strategy from scratch.

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Bonterra Impact Management Buyer’s Guide

NonProfit PRO

Now more than ever, nonprofits are expected to do more with less, facing increased demands for services, efficiency, and impact reporting. With the right software, organizations can overcome these challenges, preventing staff burnout and decreased funding. Before you can find the right solution, it’s important to determine your organization’s unique needs, ask the right questions of potential software providers, and secure support for the project.

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Promoting a Culture of Caring in Education

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Alison Badgett For the past two decades, the JED Foundation has led the fight to address the mental health crisis among American youth. Its story highlights the importance of addressing the cultural causes of the mental health crisis through systems change.

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Why Janiece Evans-Page’s Positionality as a Black Woman in Philanthropy Is So Important

NonProfit Quarterly

Janiece Evans-Page always knew that she wanted a career that centered on justice. But before embarking on a career in philanthropy, she worked in Silicon Valley, where she was particularly interested in the power of technology to support the Black community. Though she did not know exactly where her path would lead, she dreamed of eventually starting her own foundation—not for her own gain, but to uplift the needs of the most marginalized communities.

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How Philanthropy Can Fund a Tech Revolution

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Tom Kalil, who is leaving Schmidt Futures to start Renaissance Philanthropy, opines on the need to raise funds for nonprofit STEM research. By Stephanie Beasley Courtesy of Renaissance Philanthropy As head of his own nonprofit advisory firm, Tom Kalil wants to increase funding for the kinds of science and technology projects that he says venture capitalists and government agencies are likely to pass over.

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COMPLETE GUIDE: AI Adoption for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

This guide will pull back the curtain to AI for nonprofits, sharing everything you need to know about incorporating it into your organization. Dive into ethical AI adoption, everyday AI use cases, and popular AI tools for nonprofits and how to use them.

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Advice for Starting A New Fundraising Job

Bloomerang

One of my favorite colleagues and co-host of our Eskin Fundraising Training Non-Profit Empowerment webinar series, Rhanda Luna, has been hired as Director of Corporate Giving and Special Events for SAFE, based in Austin, Texas. This nonprofit provides comprehensive services for survivors of child abuse, sexual assault, exploitation and domestic violence.

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We Are Powerful Because We Are Many

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: How to Change Our Stories about the Economy.” View the full webinar here. Yes, there’s innovation and new ideas, and we’re so excited to invest into them, but there are a lot of things that have [always] been here. We look at nonextractive finance, zero-percent interest finance.

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OpenAI’s Sam Altman and Husband Among New Giving Pledge Signers

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Altman and Oliver Mulherin say they plan to focus on supporting technology efforts. By Maria Di Mento Getty Images for TIME Sam Altman and his husband Oliver Mulherin said in their Giving Pledge letter t hat they intend to focus their giving “on supporting technology that helps create abundance for people, so that they can then build the scaffolding even higher.

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How to Choose a CRM System Based on Your Nonprofit’s Size

NonProfit PRO

When you’re looking for new CRM software for your nonprofit, the choices can seem overwhelming. How do you know which system is right for you?

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Engaging Volunteers As Donors At Your Free Clinic

Bloomerang

What would your nonprofit be without the dedication, passion, and commitment of your volunteers? You might be surprised to learn that 92% of volunteers *will* give to your organization, according to a recent study by Fidelity Charitable Giving. How can you make the most of this prime opportunity? Are you even asking? Here are some tips to get started engaging volunteers as donors at your free clinic.

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The Longer-Term Impact of Fixed-Life Foundations

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Anna De La Cruz & David Lehr A small foundation that eschews perpetuity in favor of maximizing social impact can continue to sustain and scale long after its doors close. | Open access to this article is made possible by the Linked Foundation.

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Motown Founder Berry Gordy Gives $5 Million for Music Industry Education

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The music mogul’s gift will support academic programs for students who want to pursue careers as musicians, producers, or music-business leaders. By Maria Di Mento Getty Images for The Recording Academy Berry Gordy speaks during Motown 60: A GRAMMY Celebration in Los Angeles in 2019. Plus, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife Connie gave $25 million to National Parks Foundation, and MacKenzie Scott gave $14 million to a nonprofit that helps immigrants and refugees find professional-le

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3 Ways Automation Can Boost Your Nonprofit’s Digital Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

AI will prove to be a helpful resource in the nonprofit sector. Here are three tips to leverage automation for digital fundraising.

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Why Our Definition Of Nonprofits Restricts Problem Solving

Bloomerang

I’ve often wondered why we’re the only sector that defines ourselves by what we’re NOT. Non profit. Why not what we ARE? Social benefit. Or, as Dan Palotta once suggested, “ humanity sector.” Rather than focusing so much on how to scrimp and save and be as cost- efficient as possible, shouldn’t we be focusing on how to spend and grow and be as big and effective as possible?

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Real Estate for the Artists

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Kyle Coward CAST provides art organizations a pathway to property ownership, giving artists much-needed space to create and display their work.

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