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Newsletter: 3-Point Star Points Way to Better Partnerships ? ; Domino's Pizza ?Launches 20th Year? Fundraiser for St. Jude ; What Hippos Eat for Halloween Instead of Candy

Selfish Giving

In a recent issue of The Drum , UK Marketer Harry Lang used a simple 3-point star to define the potential benefits of cause marketing for each party: consumer, company, and cause. ? (? = Gated content, but I can email it to you) According to Harry: "It's about identifying a great fit and maintaining a shared commitment and balanced equity for both parties.

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Choosing AI’s Impact on the Future of Work

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson In November 2022, OpenAI grabbed headlines by releasing ChatGPT, and “generative AI” became a term used in households around the world. According to Open AI CEO Sam Altman , “A lot of people working on AI pretend that it’s only going to be good; it’s only going to be a supplement; no one is ever going to be replaced.

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??How Community-Based Public Space Can Build Civic Trust: Lessons from Akron

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Cory Hartman on wikimedia Seven years ago, when resident Starleen Saulsberry learned that a group of people in her city, Akron, OH, were embarking on an effort to reimagine some neglected civic spaces in her neighborhood, she was skeptical. Many times, government and nonprofit representatives had come to Starleen’s Summit Lake neighborhood and indicated that things were going to improve, but not much ever came of it.

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21 “nonprofit math” problems that expose the absurdity of doing good

Non Profit AF

[Image description: Top view of a person sitting at a desk in front of an open laptop, their hands clasping the top of their head, seemingly in frustration.

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4 Things to Know About Meta’s Oct. 31 Switch to PayPal Giving Fund for Donation Payouts

NonProfit PRO

Meta announced a new partnership with PayPal Giving Fund over the summer, but there are ramifications for nonprofits that don’t agree to Meta’s new terms and the new payment provider. Here are four changes that your nonprofit should know if it plans to continue using Facebook and Instagram to fundraise for year end.

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A Grant Maker Is Betting a TV Show for Teen Girls Can Help Narrow the STEM Gender Gap

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Lyda Hill Philanthropies is among a growing number of funders turning to "narrative change," a strategy that uses the power of entertainment to shift people's worldview. By Eden Stiffman IF/THEN® Collection The TV series “Mission Unstoppable,” which Lyda Hill Philanthropies financed and helped develop, is aimed at girls ages 12 to 17 and features women succeeding in STEM careers.

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What the Lost Children Knew: A Story from Colombia’s Amazon Rainforest

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Photo by Los Muertos Crew on pexels.com On May 1, 2023, a Cessna plane took off from the tiny Amazonian town of Araracuara in Colombia, carrying seven passengers: the pilot, four children, their mother, and another adult. The plane’s destination was San José del Guaviare, a stopover before proceeding on to Bogota to join the children’s father.

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How to Overcome Resistance to Inclusive Leadership

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits often have missions centered on inclusive causes, but do their staff have the same sense of belonging within their organizations? Here’s a look at how to achieve inclusive leadership, along with ways to overcome the resistance that often prevents organizations from being successful at this endeavor.

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How the Failure to Reauthorize the U.S.’s AIDS Program Will Affect Nonprofits Fighting HIV

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Advocates argue that philanthropy needs to play a key role in advocating for congressional renewal of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. By Kay Dervishi Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, The Washington Post, Getty Images Myrna Izquierdo, who runs the HIV Clinic Casa Ismael in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, visits patients. Advocates argue that philanthropy needs to play a key role in advocating for congressional renewal of the U.S.

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Coffee Companies That Emphasize Hiring Disabled Workers Fall Short

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: jacoblund on istock.com Not long ago, I had the fortune to visit Paris. Next to the Arc de Triomphe in Champs-Elysées, I ate at a place called Café Joyeux , where people with all kinds of disabilities were on staff serving patrons. At the counter, a cashier who had Down syndrome took my order: a butter croissant and cappuccino. When I looked down to pay, it read €700 instead of €7.

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8 BOO BOO’s! Are You SCARING Nonprofit Donors Away?

Clairification

Is this how you’re making your donor feel?!?! BOO! Halloween is creeping up on us, so I’ve got some really scary stuff for you! Don’t get too spooked. There are also a few treats. In fact, you’ll get eight delicious goodies — in the form of “to-do’s.” But first… the bad news. No bones about it, you’re frightening folks away if you’re committing any of these 8 boo-boo’s !

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How National Geographic Society Increased Major Gifts Despite Sector-Wide Struggles

NonProfit PRO

From 2020 to 2022, National Geographic Society nearly doubled its average gift amount to $324 and made significant strides in the number of major gifts received — at a time when major gifts are declining sector-wide. Here’s a look at the organization’s path to success.

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How To Get The Heavy-Lifting Nonprofit Board You Deserve

Bloomerang

CEOs get the board they deserve! Harsh, but true. Steve, a Harvard-trained attorney, and founding CEO of a 30-year-old national nonprofit, learned this the hard way. Steve was used to getting his way. I was mid-sentence when Steve begged my pardon and said, “That’s not my board of directors, Laurence. My board is made up of light-lifters, not heavy-lifters.

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Political Repression in Georgia: What Funders Can Do to Protect Democracy and Support Communities

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Photo by Thirdman on pexels.com The challenges to the already precarious state of our democracy continue. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr resorted to extreme measures of political repression in September, targeting 61 activists and organizers of the Stop Cop City Movement with Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) indictments.

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Fundraising Efficiently: 3 Ways to Improve Your Operations

Ann Green

Let’s take a look at three areas where nonprofits can drive increased fundraising efficiency: staff retention, donor qualification, and campaign planning. By Chelsey Newmyer What first comes to mind when you think about increasing your nonprofit’s fundraising efficiency? Cutting expenses? Making bigger asks of more of your donors? Sending more emails and appeals to keep your mission on their minds?

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The Risks and Rewards of Using Artificial Intelligence Within Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Regardless of your organization’s size, it's critical to have responsible AI guidelines in place to mitigate harm. And though there are risks, the rewards can easily outweigh the risks with proper education and oversight. Here are the risks and rewards of using AI within your nonprofit.

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A.I. Could Prove Disastrous for Democracy. How Can Philanthropy Prepare?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The widespread use of A.I. threatens to decrease trust and people’s sense of agency. In response, donors should fund face-to-face organizing and other programs that rely on human connection. By Gordon Whitman Getty Images The widespread use of A.I. threatens to decrease trust and people’s sense of agency. In response, donors should fund face-to-face organizing and other programs that rely on human connection.

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Food Co-op Leaders Say the Cure for Gentrification Is Solidarity

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: DisobeyArt on istock.com These days, the threat of gentrification looms large in many US cities, as has been widely covered at NPQ. The position of food co-ops in this mix can be ambiguous. On one hand, community-owned food co-ops can be a powerful strategy to assert community control over local food and avoid resident displacement. Yet food co-ops are also sometimes criticized as being potential agents of gentrification.

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[Free Mini Webinar] How to Grow Your Nonprofit’s Email List

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2024 Time: 1 pm ET / 10 am PT (20 Minutes) Cost: Free Presented by: Heather Mansfield , Founder of Nonprofit Tech for Good Email is a powerhouse for fundraising. Twenty-six percent of online donors say that email is the tool that most inspires them to give – outpacing social media, websites, and print materials. Email is also their preferred communication method to receive news updates and appeals.

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Invest in People, Not Programs

NonProfit PRO

Research shows “trusting and investing” in people works. If this model works, why isn’t philanthropy and government moving from investing in programs to investing in people to address systemic inequalities in the U.S.?

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Why Competitions Can Actually Level the Philanthropic Playing Field

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

When done right, grant competitions can elevate under-the-radar issues and encourage greater equity in giving. By Cecilia A. Conrad When done right, grant competitions can encourage equity and quickly create lasting change.

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Building Community through Holistic Strategy: A Story from a Seattle Immigrant Suburb

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: TuiPhotoengineer on istock.com This is the fifth and final article in NPQ ’s series titled Building Power, Fighting Displacement: Stories from Asian Pacific America , coproduced with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development ( National CAPACD ). Authors in this series highlight stories of comprehensive community development in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across the United States.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What To Do When A Donor Says “No”

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 what to do after a donor says “no” to a meeting. Dear Charity Clairity, I’ve been getting a lot of resistance from donors saying “no” when I ask them if they’d like to get together.

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How to Stop Choosing the Wrong People to Lead

NonProfit PRO

As the saying goes, people do not leave bad jobs, they leave bad bosses. Despite sizable investment in leadership training, the issue of inadequate leadership has not yet been addressed. Here is some guidance on how to make sure your organization is choosing the right leaders.

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He Lived Quietly and Then Gave $200 Million for a Science Immersion Program

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The bequest from Qualcomm co-founder Franklin Antonio will expand collaborative research projects in astrophysics, biochemistry, and genomics for high-school seniors. By Maria Di Mento UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering Franklin Antonio Plus, Fort Lewis College, three universities, and a civic engagement group for youths all landed multimillion-dollar gifts.

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What Movements Learned from COVID-19

NonProfit Quarterly

I think we learned a lot from watching how the COVID crisis went down, as movements. There was a massive amount of organizing that came out of that and won big things—and built infrastructure in communities. And it will take time in some regards to have that mature and to be able to collect that reaction to a crisis and fight for the long-term enduring power that we need in order to not have something like COVID and the reaction happen again.

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How do you hire for a strong communications team?

Big Duck

Get insights on the importance of communication for nonprofits and why they are now focusing more on the structure of their communication teams.

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6 Tips for Quick Sponsorship Wins Right Now

NonProfit PRO

With a decrease in individual donors, sponsorships have picked up the slack for some nonprofits. Here’s five trends and tips for landing sponsorship dollars right now.

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How Diabetes and Weight-Loss Drugs Are Reshaping the World's Wealthiest Foundation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In an interview with the Chronicle, the CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation discusses how the grant maker has expanded its giving and global reach. By Eden Stiffman Novo Nordisk Foundation Novo Nordisk Foundation CEO Mads Krogsgaard Thomsen. In an interview with the Chronicle, the CEO of the Novo Nordisk Foundation discusses how the grant maker has expanded its giving and global reach.

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Students Fight for the Right to Learn about Climate Change

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Narai Chal on istock.com In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt first launched the New Deal, a series of reforms, regulations, programs, and public works projects designed to help the struggling economy. Nearly 100 years later, a group of young people are coming together to support another “New Deal”—one focused on environmental justice and education.

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A Lifelong Commitment to Service: Anjelica Hall, CNP

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

Anjelica Hall, CNP ( Certified Nonprofit Professional ), is a shining example of dedication in the nonprofit sector. This exclusive interview gives us a peek into her remarkable career journey, her enthusiasm for the nonprofit sector, and the transformative role of the CNP credential in her career. A Commitment to Service Anjelica Hall, a CNP since 2012, shows us the power of sticking to your community and believing in the impact you can achieve.

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AmeriCorps, Clinton Foundation Host Summit for the Future of National Service

NonProfit PRO

On Thursday, Oct. 26, Bill Clinton and AmeriCorps will convene at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, for a summit for the future of national service. The summit marks the 30th anniversary of the National and Community Trust Act of 1993.

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What Do Donors And Nonprofits Think Of Crowdfunding Tipping?

Bloomerang

Crowdfunding platforms collect data and feedback from users to refine their models and policies. This feedback influences how they implement tipping and other features, but they don’t share that data publicly; it’s proprietary to the specific platform. Independent researchers have also conducted a number of studies to understand donor attitudes and behaviors regarding crowdfunding tipping or adding optional contributions when donating on crowdfunding platforms.

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Striketober, Again!

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Antares Vargas on istock.com Don’t call it a comeback: the labor movement has been in a state of steady resurgence and shows no signs of slowing down. Union organizers said this summer of strikes was a “hot labor summer” on national news. As of September 1, 2023, more than 300,000 workers across the country had caused work stoppages, according to the Cornell Labor Action Tracker—more workers than in all of 2022.

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Measure what matters: collect data with intention 

MNA Association

Data is intentionally collected information. It can be stories, photos, and maps. It can be numbers entered in a database, or demographic information pulled from an intake form. Data can reveal patterns, gaps, and progress. It serves as the colors and shapes that move us from confusion to clarity, bringing stories to life, and providing the details we remember much later.

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Strategies for Moving a Board Beyond Operational Thinking

NonProfit PRO

Boards need to move beyond operational thinking and lean into strategizing about the future. I understand how that notion falls into the “easier said than done” category. Here are a few universal practices that allow boards to make the most of their time and effectively advance the organization’s mission.

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Performing-Arts Groups Work to Attract Big Donors After the Pandemic Downturn

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Organizations are asking board members to step up, appealing for planned gifts, and emphasizing community-outreach programs. By Maria Di Mento Tracey Salazar Emanuel Black Bear, keeper of the drum, starts off a performance of the Lakota Music Project at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., in 2019. Organizations are asking board members to step up, appealing for planned gifts, and emphasizing their community-outreach programs.

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