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Why I Became CEO Of Nonprofit Leadership Lab

Joan Garry

The Nonprofit Leadership Lab welcomes Glennda Testone as the new CEO in February 2024! In this article, she explains how she knew that it was time to move forward and offers advice to leaders considering fresh opportunities. The post Why I Became CEO Of Nonprofit Leadership Lab appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Newsletter: Have a Question for Me? Talk to My Robot ; The Container Store Picks First National Nonprofit Partner ?? ; Only 6% of Nonprofits Post on TikTok, Should You Join Its Ranks?

Selfish Giving

One of the things I really like about AI tools such as ChatGPT is its emphasis on answers over results. When I type a question into Google, I get a bunch of articles I then have to read through. ?‍? But when I type a question into ChatGPT, I get the answer to my question! A benefit of ChatGPT is I can ask it to limit its search for answers to the content published on Selfish Giving.

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“Beyond Mere Survival”: A Conversation with Ajay Singh Chaudhary

NonProfit Quarterly

Truth to Power is a regular series of conversations with writers about the promises and pitfalls of movements for social justice. From the roots of racial capitalism to the psychic toll of poverty, from resource wars to popular uprisings, the interviews in this column focus on how to write about the myriad causes of oppression and the organized desire for a better world.

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Segregation Helped Build Fortunes. What Does Philanthropy Owe Now?

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Claire Dunning In early 1926, Cafritz Construction placed an advertisement in The Washington Post celebrating the speed with which their “Life-time Homes” were selling in the Petworth neighborhood of Washington, DC. Regular readers of the newspaper were likely already familiar with the development thanks to news articles that praised Morris Cafritz’s “vision and courage” and a constant stream of advertisements bringing his over 3,000 new units to market.

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Your FEC Filing Checklist

Donorbox Nonprofit

If you’re raising funds as part of a political campaign in the United States, you may be required to file with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). FEC filing can feel overwhelming, with several requirements in place to ensure the integrity of the federal campaign finance process. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of FEC […] The post Your FEC Filing Checklist appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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6 Reasons Why Nonprofits & Golf Tournament Sponsors Love Digital Exposure

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Now more than ever before, our world is online. When it comes to your nonprofit’s annual golf tournament fundraiser, leveraging digital channels throughout planning and execution is crucial to success. From promotion to registration to golfer engagement, digital tools improve fundraising outcomes and make life easier for nonprofit tournament organizers.

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Which Song from Fiddler on the Roof Describes a Nonprofit Fundraiser’s Job?

Clairification

Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make me a Match! While you might be tempted to guess “If I were a Rich Man,” that’s not it. Because that would be making fundraising mostly about money. And, actually, fundraising is mostly about love. So the correct answer is “ Matchmaker.” That’s right. Your job is to make the perfect match between the values your organization enacts and the values your donor shares.

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The Nonprofit at the Heart of a Collision Among Science, Politics, Business, and Big Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Everglades Foundation has been at the forefront of restoring the Florida wetlands for 30 years. Not everyone is on board with its environmental plans. By Eden Stiffman Mac Stone The Everglades Foundation has been at the forefront of restoring the Florida wetlands for 30 years. Not everyone is on board with its environmental plans.

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Why Donors Love Direct Mail: 4 Key Differentiators

Top Nonprofits

As you build out your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy for the year, you may be wondering whether or not you should include direct mail. After all, this channel can be more costly than other avenues and may feel antiquated in today’s digital age. However, the return on investment (ROI) for direct mail marketing remains strong, with some marketers reporting up to 112% ROI.

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10 Strategies to Celebrate Nonprofit Donors on Valentine’s Day

Clairification

M onterey Bay Aquarium shares the love with their donors. Last year, you posted about sending donors valentines, which I came across a bit too late in the game, so I sent emails. But, this year, I kept that idea and planned for it, and sent handmade valentines to my top level donors. I felt like I was in 2nd grade with my glue stick and doilies, but the response has been amazing!

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Halt Declining Retention Rates with These Creative and Effective Strategies

NonProfit PRO

Discover the secrets to boosting donor retention and revitalizing your nonprofit in this guide, "Unlock the Secrets of Nonprofit Success: A Strategic Guide to Boost Your Donor Retention Game." Increasing donor retention rates by just 10% can result in a substantial 200% surge in the lifetime value of donors according to the Harvard Business Review. How can we counter the national decline in donor retention?

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How to Write A Great Islamic Fundraising Message

Donorbox Nonprofit

The right Islamic fundraising message can feel like a balancing act. You want to convey urgency without overwhelming your readers and speak to their charitable side in a way that will inspire them to take action. If you’re trying to craft a fundraising message for your masjid or Islamic charity and aren’t sure where to […] The post How to Write A Great Islamic Fundraising Message appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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During Black History Month, Philanthropy Should Focus on the Future

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

While we can’t forget the past, a futurist approach ensures Black-led organizations can flourish for decades, not just a few years. By Cora Daniels While we can’t forget the past, a futurist approach ensures Black-led organizations can flourish for decades, not just a few years.

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The Global North Needs to Stop Distancing Itself from Climate Migration

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: cottonbro studio on pexels.com Google the words “climate migration,” and you’ll see countries across the world, from Senegal to Iran to the United States, in crisis. By 2050, the World Bank predicts that 200 million people will become internally displaced within their countries. Still, the mass exodus of people from their homes is a misunderstood phenomenon.

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Should You Use Stamps on Your Direct Mail?

NonProfit PRO

Depending on who you ask, you will hear that the stamped envelope gets more donations, or it doesn't matter. What is a fundraiser to believe?

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How to Start a Nonprofit in Wisconsin | A 12-Step Guide

Donorbox Nonprofit

Starting a nonprofit can be time-consuming and may feel overwhelming. The process is also different in each U.S. state. Wisconsin has several steps to take and forms to fill out to establish a nonprofit organization. In this article, we’ll show you how to start a nonprofit in Wisconsin with steps we hope will make the […] The post How to Start a Nonprofit in Wisconsin | A 12-Step Guide appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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To Help Grantees Win Infrastructure Dollars, Business as Usual Won't Cut It

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy has an unprecedented chance to support communities that were often harmed and rarely benefited from federal infrastructure projects. By Michael McAfee Philanthropy has an unprecedented chance to support communities that were often harmed and rarely benefited from federal infrastructure projects.

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The Future of Journalism: A Conversation with Monika Bauerlein of Mother Jones

NonProfit Quarterly

At NPQ, we have long tracked changes in the business model of journalism, including the rise of nonprofit journalism. Not only are we a part of that industry, but it is an industry that is changing rapidly—and the implications of those changes are significant for journalism, the social justice fields we cover, and the future of democracy. In this interview, Monika Bauerlein, who has worked at Mother Jones since 2000 and has been its CEO since 2015, shares her perspective.

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How Nonprofits Can Leverage Organic Social Media to Increase Fundraising

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Brynne Krispin is a social media strategist for nonprofits and small businesses. Working with NGOs, thought leaders, and policymakers in DC for the last decade, she specializes in getting people to care about complex issues that might otherwise get ignored. Her team at Cause Fokus uses empathy-based marketing to turn passive audiences into loyal advocates.

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Comment on How Raising Major Gifts is Like a Marriage Proposal… Slow and Steady by Anna

Amy Eisenstein

I worked with a CEO who would ask for ridiculous amounts of money on the first meeting of a prospective donor we were qualifying. It got to the point that I didn’t want for him to go to donor meetings anymore. Some donors responded, usually with a “no” to his ask, but a few would make a small increase in their annual giving, but some donors we outright lost.

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Zero-cost, maximum-impact professional development for fundraisers

Candid

In a sector working to address urgent issues, development professionals are under constant pressure to enhance their fundraising skillset. Enter Candid Learning —a treasure trove of educational resources designed to empower you with top-tier fundraising expertise. Here are some ways you can leverage Candid’s resources for professional development—regardless of time and budget constraints.

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11 Surprising Things from the 2024 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve just published the 2024 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report ! Thousands download this report every year (it’s our 14th edition) as it’s the “go-to” source for what’s REALLY happening in the world of nonprofit communications. Nonprofit communicators, get your copy of the 2024 trends report by filling out the form on the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report page OR you can join our Private Community space and access this year’s report, trends reports from the las

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Best Practices for Creating Your Nonprofit’s Annual Plan

NonProfit PRO

No nonprofit would fulfill its mission without creating an annual plan. Here is some guidance for creating a successful annual plan.

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RFI: Website Redesign

MNA Association

Request for Information: Website Redesign | Montana Nonprofit Association Summary This Request for Information seeks Letters of Interest, of about five pages or less, from web development firms and freelancers to define a strategy for, design, and build for our complete redesign of the mtnonprofit.org website. Through this Request for Information (RFI) process, we will select a group of vendors for follow-up, which will include asking you for more in-depth project plans and budgets.

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A Plea From Progressive Foundation CEOs: Make Election Grants Now

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

20 foundations are speeding grants to protect voting and elections. Meanwhile, House GOP members are asking whether philanthropy is stepping into partisan politics. By Alex Daniels Matt McClain, The Washington Post, Getty Images 20 foundations are speeding grants to protect voting and elections. Meanwhile, House GOP members are asking whether philanthropy is stepping into partisan politics.

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Does Your Fundraiser Have Time for Fundraising?

Veritus Group

If you want your fundraiser to focus their time on building relationships with donors, you need to build a support team around them. The post Does Your Fundraiser Have Time for Fundraising? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Redefine Philanthropy as a Cultural Revolution

NonProfit PRO

As donations decline and donors look elsewhere to support good causes, nonprofits should consider a cultural revolution around philanthropy.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Do All Donors Need A Thank You Within 48 Hours?

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 on how to persuade leadership to get donor thank-you letters out sooner: Dear Charity Clairity, I just took a new job and have discovered they don’t get thank you letters out for two weeks.

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Can’t rebrand? Try these 5 easy ways to brand refresh instead.

Big Duck

The post Can’t rebrand? Try these 5 easy ways to brand refresh instead. appeared first on Big Duck.

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Concerns About AI from Nonprofit Communications and Marketing Professionals

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

We’ve all heard the criticisms about using AI (artificial intelligence). For example, AI-generated content has included Misinformation or inaccuracies Harmful bias Unvetted or unclear sources Illegal use of proprietary, copyrighted, and private information In our 2024 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , despite these problems, we found that most nonprofits use AI.

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3 Easy Ways to Improve Your Online Fundraising This Year

NonProfit PRO

You might find yourself doing the same old things when it comes to fundraising. Here are three ways you can make improvements this year.

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Turning Tax Season Tears Into Cheers: Your Chance To Cultivate Donors

Bloomerang

As 2023 has drawn to a close, tax season looms on the horizon, and we nonprofits gear up for a unique opportunity—issuing tax summaries to our donors. Bloomerang refers to them as tax summaries—which they are—but they also summarize each donor’s cumulative giving. They form a powerful document informing donors about their total annual giving—a rare moment in the fundraising process.

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Media Accountability Starts with Telling Community Stories

NonProfit Quarterly

We’re getting our folk reporters program going, and that’s just sort of a blending of my background as a folklorist and as a journalist, and I love the fieldwork. And I truly believe that if we just document the stories and talk to people—let’s talk to our elders, let’s talk to folks, let’s talk to young people—that there’s power in that. And so, developing a folk reporters program—to me—is how we can create accountability.

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National Public Radio Picks Katherine Maher as Next CEO

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Wikimedia Foundation Katherine Maher, CEO of Web Summit, is set to lead NPR. Also, the Wallace Global Fund has a new executive director, and the Newman's Own Foundation hired three new senior leaders.

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5 Tactics for Successful Grant Management in 2024

NonProfit PRO

How can nonprofits ensure they are managing their grant programs effectively? The answer can be found in these five strategies.

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Black History Month: 8 Black Women Leaders You Need To Know

Fundraising Leadership

Willa Brown and her male colleagues being sworn in as officers of the Civil Air Patrol, 1942. Courtesy of the Federal Aviation Administration, National Archives. In 1976, 50 years after the first celebrations, President Gerald R. Ford made Black History Month official in the United States. Ford said, it is time to "seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history," History.com reports.

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New! 2024 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising for Nonprofit Professionals

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Customized for small nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the 2024 Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising program covers the fundamentals of website design, email marketing, online fundraising, and social media for nonprofits. Based on 101 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits , the certificate program provides six hours of training and costs $100 USD.