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Newsletter: Why You Need a No Click Social Media Strategy; Engage for Good Acquired by Muneer Panjwani ; Why Candy Corn is the Best Halloween Treat

Selfish Giving

The second most popular article in my newsletter last week was on how nonprofits could use Instagram more effectively. (You can see which article was #1 at the bottom of my newsletter.?I include this EVERY WEEK, btw.) You loved it so much that I thought I'd give you more social media advice. Don't include links in your social media posts. Here's why.

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Education for Emancipation: Building the Tools We Need

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Francesco Ungaro on pexels.com Nearly all grassroots groups agree that education about the economy is essential. But rarely is education treated as urgent. Mobilizing to protect a working-class family from eviction is an emergency; helping members understand why housing markets are unlikely to deliver affordable, high-quality housing in sufficient numbers is not.

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Youth Unemployment in the Developing World Is a Jobs Problem

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Kartik Akileswaran , Jonathan Mazumdar & Angela Perez Albertos “When I was preparing to come to Delhi for a job, everyone in the village laughed and asked how it was possible that my village education would find me a job in a big city," recalled a 22-year-old Tabassum Naaz in 2010. They probably assumed her credentials would be too humble to be of use.

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Chronicle's Exclusive Survey Finds Skittish Donors and Fundraisers Searching for a New Normal

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Rasheeda Childress and Emily Haynes William DeShazer Most fundraisers said they expect their groups to raise enough money to meet their goals this year, but there's a deep sense of unease about the economy.

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How to Attract, Keep and Engage the Next Generation of Board Members

NonProfit PRO

The traditional approach of giving board seats to individuals with a long history of significant donations disqualifies younger professionals. It's time to rethink what qualifies someone to be a board member. Here are some tips on how to attract and engage the next generation of board members.

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What the Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action Means for Climate Equity Policy

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: LD on istock.com Climate justice is racial justice. There is no way to talk about equitable, effective, and just solutions to climate change without also talking about the disproportionate burdens that communities of color shoulder as the planet warms. The legacies of systemic racism and discrimination mean that today, communities of color are more likely to live in polluted, climate-vulnerable neighborhoods with limited capacity and resources to build resilience or bounce back af

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Share Your Secret Sauce

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Elizabeth Cushing We love to talk about scaling solutions in the social sector. It feels good to imagine a day when every person who needs support can get it. The reality is, though, that scale is elusive for most of us. Yes, we successfully develop and implement effective solutions to pressing problems, but we can’t do it for everyone everywhere because it isn’t feasible, it’s too expensive, or both.

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Don’t Believe These 3 Misconceptions That Destroy Fundraising Results

NonProfit PRO

Direct response fundraising has built up a lot of lore over the years. Let’s take a look at dispelling three of the most pernicious misconceptions that can destroy fundraising results.

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Report Calls on Atlantans to Reduce City’s Enormous Racial Wealth Gap

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Adrian Schwarz on Unsplash Atlanta is well known as a leading site of the Black middle class and has long been a cultural hub of the Black South. But despite political and cultural gains that have led to the city’s “ Wakanda ” reputation, Atlanta is also home to a very stark racial wealth divide, according to a new report authored by Alex Camardelle and Jarryd Bethea on behalf of the nonprofit Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative.

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3 Ways to Make the Most of Non-Cash Giving

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Steve Latham , CEO & Co-founder at DonateStock – a fundraising platform that makes stock gifting to nonprofits easy and accessible. Philanthropy is at an inflection point and fundraisers are looking opportunistically beyond cash and credit as their sole sources of funding. Persistent inflation and higher living costs have resulted in fewer dollars left over each month, making it harder for most households to support their favorite organizations as they did in prior years.

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Spending on Fundraising and Admin Makes Nonprofits More Resilient, Research Shows

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The findings challenge conventional wisdom that groups should spend mainly on program costs. By Telesilla Kotsi and Alfonso J. Pedraza Martinez Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images Food banks can operate on a large scale that requires expensive equipment and skilled management. The findings challenge conventional wisdom that groups should spend mainly on program costs.

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Build Donor Bonds With a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

Showing what you do behind the scenes is one of the best approaches to marketing. In today's competitive marketing environment, doing this can help you build bonds with donors.

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A Quarter of All Homeowners Could Lose Insurance Due to Climate Change

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: AndreyPopov on istock.com In November 2022, it was Allstate. Seven months later, State Farm followed suit and publicly announced it would no longer accept personal or business applications for casualty or property insurance in California. The reason? California, the nation’s most populous state, is too much of an insurance risk due mainly to escalating wildfires.

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Boost Giving Season Fundraising with Peer-to-Peer and Crowdfunding

Donorbox Nonprofit

As the end of the year approaches, many charitable organizations find themselves approaching a fundraising crossroads. Perhaps they haven’t reached their goal. Maybe they want to achieve new goals. Or, they might just want to attract new donors. With the clock ticking, many organizations turn to giving season peer-to-peer and crowdfunding tools to finish strong […] The post Boost Giving Season Fundraising with Peer-to-Peer and Crowdfunding appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Fed Up with How College Students are Behaving? Fund a Campus Pluralism Center

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Donors frustrated with the response on college campuses to the Hamas attack on Israel should consider endowing centers that teach students how to cooperate across differences. By Eboo Patel Getty Images Donors frustrated with the response on college campuses to the Hamas attack on Israel should consider endowing centers that teach students how to cooperate across differences.

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How to Build Financial Resilience for Your Nonprofit in Tough Times

NonProfit PRO

Staying afloat in this environment depends on your ability to make full use of the resources and variables under your direct control. While no one can predict what the markets will do, here's how your nonprofit can build financial resiliency using what you have at hand.

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How to Shut Down a Campus: The 1969 Student Strike at the City College of New York

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Icarus Films 2023, Review of The Five Demands. Directed by Andrea Weiss and Greta Schiller. Greta Weiss and Andrea Schiller’s newly released documentary The Five Demands tells the story of how the first state-mandated, state-funded educational opportunity program in the United States gave rise to a student movement for multiracial solidarity.

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Top 10 scary things about fundraising in a small nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Fundraising in a small nonprofit can be tough. You wear a lot of hats and it’s easy to feel like the Lone Ranger. There are so many things to do and some of them are outside your comfort zone, making your heart pound like you’re being chased by an axe murderer! Some are so far outside your comfort zone you feel like you’re facing the creature from the Black Lagoon while you’re stuck in knee-deep mud.

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The Nonprofit World Should Embrace, Not Fear, Congressional Interest in Donor Transparency

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Leading nonprofit associations have rejected efforts to expand the rules governing donor privacy. Their concern is misplaced, and the field’s legitimacy is at stake. By Craig Kennedy Getty Images Leading nonprofit associations have rejected efforts to expand the rules governing donor privacy. Their concern is misplaced, and the field’s legitimacy is at stake.

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Giving Days Provide Organizations a Platform to Broadcast Their Mission

NonProfit PRO

In order to achieve their missions, nonprofits must get funding. One of the ways an organization can do this is through a giving day. Here, nonprofit professionals explore the pros and cons of giving days, as well as provide tips on how to best utilize a giving day.

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Mobile Giving Tips for Year-End Fundraising Success

Donorbox Nonprofit

Nonprofits can raise 17-31% of their online revenue in December, during year-end campaigns. As you develop your end-of-year fundraising campaign, it’s crucial to add mobile giving options whenever possible. In this article, we’ll discuss different ways to boost your year-end fundraising with mobile giving and discuss how you can make it easier for donors to […] The post Mobile Giving Tips for Year-End Fundraising Success appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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NYC’s “Right to Shelter” Under Threat Amid Migrant Influx

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Javier Miranda on Unsplash In what appears to be a situation spiraling toward head-on conflict, New York City Mayor Eric Adams has threatened to upend arguably one of the most progressive policies around homelessness and shelter implemented in the United States: the city’s so-called “Right to Shelter,” a policy which says that any individual without a place to sleep has the right to be placed in temporary emergency shelter, at the city’s expense.

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The Best Hope for Ending the Israel-Hamas War? Civil Society Peace-Builders

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Grant makers are often reluctant to support the risky work of grass-roots groups struggling to build peace in the Middle East and elsewhere. But they need us now more than ever. By Perry Cammack Mohammed Zaanoun A reporter with +972 Magazine, a grantee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, shot this photo in Gaza City on Oct. 10, 2023, following Israeli airstrikes.

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Sign Up: Annual Budgeting Tips & Tricks Webinar

NonProfit PRO

Spending too much time manipulating data? Relying on multiple spreadsheets to manage budgets? Register for this Tuesday, November 14 webinar to learn tips and tricks to streamline fund tracking, data entry, reporting, and workflows for your annual budget.

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6 Ways to Make Your Annual Appeal More Strength-Based

Prosper Strategies

It’s that time of year again. If you’re not already working on your annual appeal, you likely will be soon. Annual appeals are one of the biggest problem areas for nonprofits aiming to take a more strength-based approach to their communications. The accepted, long-held formula for the annual appeal is one that relies on need-based […] The post 6 Ways to Make Your Annual Appeal More Strength-Based appeared first on Prosper Strategies.

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5 AgTech Must-Haves for Smarter Agriculture Software

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

5 AgTech Must-Haves for Smarter Agriculture Software The agricultural industry has come a long way since the days of manual labor and traditional farming methods. Today, technology plays a vital role in modern agriculture, allowing farmers and agriculture workers to increase productivity, reduce waste, and make more informed decisions. AgTech, or agricultural technology , has revolutionized the way we approach farming and has opened up new opportunities for sustainable and efficient agriculture

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Understanding how California AB 488 impacts online charitable fundraising

Candid

If you are a California-based nonprofit or solicit any donations in California, it’s critical to understand California AB 488 (AB 488). A new law that went into effect in California on January 1, 2023, AB 488 is aimed at improving transparency and accountability in online charitable fundraising. While AB 488 is a California law, it could impact all charities in the United States that solicit donations in California, not just those headquartered in the state.

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Donors Want Value: How Logistics Can Help

NonProfit PRO

Having a proper logistics plan is essential to motivate donors, who are increasingly interested in seeing their money used as effectively as possible, for the best outcomes. Here are some ideas on how large nonprofits can ensure maximum efficiency and maximum trust with donors.

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Who Will Pay for Carbon Emissions Polluting the Sea?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: s atori13 on istock.com Lawsuits as a tool in the fight against climate change—trying to hold polluters accountable for carbon emissions and governments liable for damaged and dangerous environments—are not new. What is new is that they are on the rise , and plaintiffs are actually beginning to win them, such as in the recently decided Held v.

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Fundraisers Are Heavily Recruited for Jobs Outside Nonprofits; Corporate Giving Is Flat

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The share of professionals being approached by employers outside fundraising shows how tough it is to hold on to talent, experts say. By Rasheeda Childress A new survey of fundraisers, data analysts, and other advancement-services professionals found that 46 percent of them have considered and/or been recruited for roles outside the nonprofit world.

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The Future Of Nonprofit Fundraising In Human Services: Embracing Next-Gen Payment Options To Attract And Retain Next-Gen Donors

Bloomerang

In the realm of human services nonprofits , evolving to meet the needs of those served means also adapting to the changing dynamics of donor behavior. As services are provided to some of the most vulnerable populations, there’s a need to ensure consistent funding. Traditional methods of receiving cash donations have seen a significant drop in recent years, with 70% of charities reporting a decline in cash contributions.

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Women’s Philanthropy Experts Take the Stage at PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 National Conference

NonProfit PRO

From Nov. 5-7, Philanos is hosting PowerUP! Baltimore 2023 National Conference: The Spark Igniting Collaboration. The three-day national conference is for leaders who believe in the power of women’s collective giving to create impact in local communities.

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Giving Workers Power to Thrive in the Face of New Technology

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Valerie Wilson The economy doesn’t just happen. Neither do good jobs, or fair work. These are all the result of policy decisions we make as a society. That’s true of the past, but also today, as we face new technological advances that are transforming numerous industries, and the labor market with them. As we settle uneasily into the age of platform gig work, algorithmic management, and artificial intelligence-driven automation, we tend to talk about technological innovation as though it’s a

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Sharing your strategic plan: build engagement with communications

Big Duck

Discover how strategic planning empowers nonprofits to define objectives and learn our three-phase approach for clear communication.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] What’s The Best Way To Steward Tribute Donors?

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 recognize and steward tribute donors: Dear Charity Clairity, Our small organization has been around for many years, but we have only just recently begun receiving donations “in memory of a loved one in lieu of flowers” for example.

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Download Free Year-End Cheat Sheets!

NonProfit PRO

November and December gifts hold so much potential for nonprofits. So let’s get you positioned for success (with plenty of time left to plan and execute)! Download your free Giving Tuesday and Year-End Cheat Sheets now, and avoid scrambling during the holiday season.

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Finding Love in a Hopeless Place: A Conversation with Malaika Jabali

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.