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10 Words and Phrases You Should Never Use

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy loves big words. Americans don't By Alex Daniels Chronicle illustration; iStock Philanthropy loves big words. Americans don't. So why is the nonprofit world filled with philanthro-speak?

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The 5 Biggest Lessons of Successful Nonprofit Leadership

Joan Garry

These are the 5 biggest lessons I had to learn when I first became a nonprofit executive director. And understanding how to implement them changed everything. The post The 5 Biggest Lessons of Successful Nonprofit Leadership appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Jewish Nonprofit Boards Perform Well But Need to Diversify, Build Stronger Cultures

NonProfit PRO

A new report shows that Jewish nonprofit boards perform well but could build stronger cultures, diversify, and improve in other ways.

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Leveraging AI in Social Work: A Pathway to Empowering Vulnerable Populations

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

The intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and social work is guiding a new era of technological transformation, promising to revolutionize how social services are delivered to the most vulnerable sectors of society. AI’s predictive analytics, machine learning, and natural language processing capabilities have the potential to enhance service delivery, improve efficiency, and provide personalized support to those in need.

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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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Foundations Need a New Message, Survey Suggests

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A Council on Foundations study finds that philanthropy hasn't created a coherent message about its impact and warns of a "narrative vacuum" as grant makers face increased scrutiny on Capitol Hill. By Alex Daniels Getty Images A Council on Foundations study finds that philanthropy hasn't created a coherent message about its impact and warns of a "narrative vacuum" as grant makers face increased scrutiny on Capitol Hill.

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6 Strategies to Boost Donation Revenue for Your Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

The past couple of years have represented a challenging time for nonprofit fundraising. Individual giving declined in 2022 , and 70% of nonprofits expect giving to continue to decrease or remain flat. In difficult circumstances, it’s helpful to return to the fundraising basics to ensure you’re making the most of tried and true strategies to boost your nonprofit’s donation revenue.

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Visibility and relationships: Effective fundraising for small nonprofits

Candid

Asking grantmakers for funding can be an intimidating process, especially for small or lesser-known nonprofits. Grassroots organizations provide vital services to local communities, yet they struggle to compete for grants against large national nonprofits that can leverage robust development teams, considerable fundraising experience, and established relationships with grantmakers.

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What Philanthropy Elites Can Learn From Appalachia

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Community superhero and 'hillbilly lesbian' L.B. Prevette tells it like it is By Drew Lindsay WILKES COUNTY, N.C. Logan Cyrus “We've got to stop hyperintellectualizing things,” says L.B. Prevette, a North Carolina leader of a program founded by New York Times columnist David Brooks to build community.

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How to Preserve Existing Affordable Housing: The Value of Human Scale

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: stevegeer on istock.com Affordable housing programs often neglect small buildings. Typically, federal affordable housing programs encourage investments that focus on large-unit multifamily apartment buildings. For new construction, larger buildings can result in smaller per-unit costs. Additionally, larger buildings have a perceived higher per-project impact.

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Raise More with These 10 Recurring Giving Strategies!

NonProfit PRO

Whether you're just getting started with recurring giving initiatives, or you've already embarked on the recurring giving revolution, you'll want to keep this list handy to help guide you through creating a successful recurring giving program. Recurring giving is the key to achieving sustainable, long-term success! This guide serves as a blueprint to ignite recurring giving and create a lasting impact for your cause.

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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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Mitigating future risks: Why your organization should have an AI policy 

Candid

Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically changing the way organizations work. From programs that make complex data-based decisions to applications that transcribe spoken words into text, AI offers new opportunities to do things more creatively and efficiently. Within the social sector, AI is a powerful tool for fundraising , researching, grantwriting , and maximizing organizational impact.

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What's Next for Billionaire Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott's Giving?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Scott’s grants, announced in March, largely fall in line with her usual themes — equity and justice, education, health, and economic security and opportunity were the largest categories. Much about Scott's giving remains a mystery, but those receiving grants from her recent open call for nonprofits do offer some insights, experts say.

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Why the CROWN Act Is Necessary and Must Be Enforced

NonProfit Quarterly

Like Black people themselves, Black hair has historically been policed. During the Atlantic slave trade, one of the first things many slave traders did was shave the hair of enslaved Black people to dehumanize and punish them. In many parts of the South, enslaved Black women were forced to wear headwraps as a symbol of subjugation. During the 18th century, the Spanish governor of Louisiana even enacted a law that required free Black women to cover their hair to remind them of their connection to

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Reaching a State of Prime Association Performance

NonProfit PRO

To help your association reach and maintain a prime state of performance, ensure you have these seven components.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] Should You Celebrate Your Nonprofit’s Anniversary?

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 when it makes sense to celebrate a nonprofit anniversary: Dear Charity Clairity, We have a 75 th anniversary coming up, and I really think we should do something to celebrate this milestone.

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The Fearless Fund, DEI, and Attacks on Philanthropic Freedom

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Even conservatives skeptical of race-based policies should support a foundation's right to hold a grant contest for Black women. By Howard Husock Even conservatives skeptical of race-based policies should support a foundation's right to hold a grant contest for Black women.

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Nonprofits Can Mobilize Voters…And Should

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Mikhail Nilov on pexels.com Nonprofits can play a vital role in turning out voters—and most voters want them to. Yet only a little more than a tenth of US nonprofits reported engaging voters in 2022 despite the fact that nonprofits can, generally, engage in as much voter education and outreach as they like, as long as it’s nonpartisan.

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Nonprofit Team Management the Ted Lasso Way

NonProfit PRO

Let’s take a look at a few Lasso lessons we can apply to help teams with diverse personalities work together.

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Are You Listening to Your Donor’s Story?

Veritus Group

Every donor has a story behind their desire to make a difference on the planet. Do you know why your donor gives? The post Are You Listening to Your Donor’s Story? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Israeli Strike on World Central Kitchen Aid Convoy Shows Growing Danger of Humanitarian Work in Conflict Zones

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Elizabeth Stites Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto via Getty Images Palestinians stand near a World Central Kitchen vehicle after three aid vehicles were targeted by Israeli strikes. Attacks on aid workers are "increasingly routine," says Elizabeth Stites, of Tufts University’s Feinstein International Center.

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Top 10 AI Marketing Strategies You Need to Know

Pam Moore

Top 10 AI Marketing Strategies You Need to Know In today's digital age, innovation is at the forefront of every successful marketing strategy. As businesses strive to stay ahead of the curve and outpace the competition, the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a groundbreaking innovation with transformative potential. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the top 10 AI marketing strategies that not only embrace innovation but also pave the way for unprecedented growth

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North American Bancard Launches Payment Links in Payments Hub Platform

NonProfit PRO

North American Bancard added Payment Links to its Payments Hub merchant portal, which can help nonprofits hold fundraisers and seek donations.

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Draft and Manage Your Nonprofit Communications Budget

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For those coming into the nonprofit world from corporate communications, perhaps the most perplexing realization is that most nonprofit communications teams don’t draft and manage their own budgets. But they should! According to the 2024 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report , only 36% of nonprofit communications teams draft and manage their own budgets.

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Community-Based Entrepreneurs Are Leading the Way in Solving the Local News Crisis

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

There is no one-size-fits-all solution; we should look to visionary entrepreneurs at the grass roots who serve their communities. By Dan Kennedy Prostock-Studio/Getty Images Local newspapers have been shuttering at an alarming rate for more than a decade. There is no one-size-fits-all solution; we should look to visionary entrepreneurs at the grass roots who serve their communities.

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Spring 2024 Digital Issue

NonProfit Quarterly

This edition of Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine is a resounding no in the face of the travesty that Black women leaders, and other women of color leaders, have been contending with in the sector. As White-founded organizational leadership transitions out of what has more often than not been blatantly unexamined and relatively ungoverned roles in organizations, often on the brink of collapse, incoming Black women leaders are discovering that now there will be not only governance but obstructive, ext

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Tips for the Practical Use of AI in Fundraising for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising processes can be complex, manual and time-consuming, but AI has the potential to streamline them. Here's how.

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5 Reasons Tech is a Must-Have for Marketing Your Nonprofit’s Golf Event

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Marketing your nonprofit’s golf tournament makes up the largest phase of event planning. Casting a wide net to attract the right golfers, sponsors, and supporters is key to making the tournament a success and raising the most money possible for your mission.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation Appoints New Head of Rural Programs

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Rural LISC Nadia Villagrán has worked at Rural LISC since 2017 and was most recently its program director for fund development and strategic partnerships. Also, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has named its next CEO, and the Children’s Defense Fund has chosen a new chief operating officer.

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Clairity Click-it: Showers of Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

Today I want to remind you that part and parcel of your personal mission, as a philanthropy facilitator , is to bring supporters opportunities for meaning and purpose. Because when you help increase others’ sense of wellbeing, not only is the world a better place but these folks are more likely to demonstrate gratitude by giving of themselves. Meaning drives us to act with generosity and resolve.

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The Essential Grants Checklist

NonProfit PRO

Download this Essential Grants Checklist for best practices for staying on top of accounting for grants and boosting boost cash flow for your nonprofit! Use this resource to track the pre-award, post-award and audit stages of the grant process. Check off each step from being awarded to the accounting and reporting.

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Scale and Solidarity Matter

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: Building Regional Solidarity Economies.” View the full webinar here. Scale matters, [it] ultimately matters… …I’m thinking about Mondragon, [which] everybody points to, but I want to point to it in a different kind of a way. We know that this region, in the 50s and 60s, was the poorest…region in Spain.

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How To Future-Proof Your Org: Use Data Well; Prepare for Deepfakes and Other Disasters

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Speakers at the DRIVE conference weighed the potential benefits — and possible drawbacks — of using artificial intelligence in fundraising. By Rasheeda Childress Speakers at the conference weighed the potential benefits — and possible drawbacks — of using artificial intelligence in fundraising.

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Board Engagement: Dispelling Myths And Embracing Transformative Truths

Bloomerang

When it comes to working with boards, things can get confusing, making it hard for everyone to work together. Let’s clear up these misunderstandings and share some important truths that can help build strong connections. Unmasking the myths Myth 1: “Too much process and structure make us feel too much like a business.” Truth 1: Embracing efficiency in board engagement Some people think that having too many rules and plans makes our board feel too much like a business.

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Conflict on Nonprofit Boards: Strategies for Constructive Resolution

NonProfit PRO

Conflict within your nonprofit's board can occur for many reasons. Here are some tips for addressing these conflicts in a positive way.

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Leaders, Are You Standing in the Way of Bigger Gifts?

Veritus Group

How can non-profit leaders encourage fundraisers to make bigger asks without pressuring them into a transactional approach with donors? The post Leaders, Are You Standing in the Way of Bigger Gifts? appeared first on Veritus Group.