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Hope Is a Practice and a Discipline: Building a Path to a Counterculture of Care

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: “Hopefully” by Martine Mooijenkind Editors’ note: This article is from Nonprofit Quarterly Magazine ’s winter 2023 issue, “Love as Social Order: How Do We Build a World Based in Love?” This article was excerpted from Let This Radicalize You: Organizing and the Revolution of Reciprocal Care by Kelly Hayes and Mariame Kaba (Haymarket Books, 2023), with permission.

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Interim Executive Directors: All Your Questions Answered

Nonprofit Fixer

Have you ever wondered how to find and hire an interim executive director for your nonprofit? Or maybe you’ve considered whether taking an interim executive director job is the right career move. In the nonprofit sector, we don't talk much about interim executive directors. Yet these leaders play key roles in helping organizations of every size and type navigate change.

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6 Exceptional Nonprofit Trends for 2024

NonProfit PRO

To learn more about what’s happening in the nonprofit sector, here's a sneak peek at NonProfit PRO's “40 Nonprofit Trends of 2024.

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Futurism Is Having a Moment in Post-Pandemic Foundation Strategy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Forecasting tools can help foundations prepare for climate and demographic change, emerging technologies, and threats to democracy. By Eden Stiffman Forecasting tools can help foundations prepare for climate and demographic change, emerging technologies, and threats to democracy.

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Why Reparations Can Counter the Legacy of a 50-Year “War on Drugs”

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Mike Von on Unsplash This is the third article in NPQ’s series, The Vision for Black Lives: An Economic Justice Agenda. Co-produced with the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), this series will examine the many ways that M4BL and its allies are seeking to address the economic policy challenges that lie at the intersection of the struggle for racial and economic justice.

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Enhancements to Bloomerang Volunteer: February 2024

Bloomerang

Recognize your volunteers’ contributions and keep them coming back Our latest updates help you recognize your volunteers in more formal ways to keep them engaged, happy, and coming back. See who your top contributors are at a glance with a leaderboard. Customize your leaderboard based on the timeframe you want: week, month, year, or customize it to your needs.

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Fundraising Metrics Analysis

Fundraising Report Card

1. AI-Generated Visualizations:Artificial intelligence will enable fundraisers to create a variety of visually stunning and informative visualizations from their fundraising data. From interactive charts and graphs to heat maps and … Continue reading "5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Fundraising Metrics Analysis" The post 5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Fundraising Metrics Analysis appeared first on Fundraising Report Card.

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A Free Press Needs a New Kind of Journalism

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Ajeet Mestry on unsplash.com Whether or not you know exactly who owns what you see, hear, and read, you should know that media has an ownership problem. Did you know that just six large corporations control 90 percent of what people in the United States watch and read? Did you know that a handful of billionaires and asset managers have been buying up local newspapers, magazines, and TV stations?

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4 Techniques to Improve Nonprofit Email Response

NonProfit PRO

Enhance the effectiveness of your organization's fundraising emails by spotlighting impact goals. Here are four tips to get started, and stand out from the crowd.

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Inclusive Board Meetings

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Katie Smith Milway & Susan Wolf Ditkoff The research is clear: diverse teams get better results. From 2019 to 2021 corporate boards increased their diversity by 50 percent , just as many social sector boards have responded to societal wakeup calls by recruiting more members who can represent the communities they serve. But once a board becomes more community-anchored, how are they to embrace the challenge of inclusive governance and bring out the best insights from their new members?

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How Letting a Super Supporter Take the Reins Helped a College Raise Money, Reach New Donors

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The donor organized an interactive mystery play to teach people about public health — and she invited people in her network to take part. By Rasheeda Childress Tristen Menichetti An interactive mystery production called the Puzzling Plague was performed three nights late last year and raised $21,000 for the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health The donor organized an interactive mystery play to teach people about public health — and she invited people in her network to t

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Remaking the Economy: Building Regional Solidarity Economies

NonProfit Quarterly

How do we build regional economies rooted in community ownership? As Stacey Sutton wrote to introduce an NPQ article series last fall on “ Solidarity Economies—Building Community Power ,” the growth of solidarity economy organizations across the country over the last decade has been “somewhat astounding.” In this webinar, cosponsored by the New Economy Coalition , we build on the contributions from that series and take a deep look at movement growth and ongoing challenges—with pa

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Black women and gender-expansive nonprofit leaders: Combating the absence of trust 

Candid

A group of concerned nonprofit leaders in the Washington, D.C. area have been discussing a disconcerting trend: Black women and Black gender-expansive nonprofit leaders are leaving their positions, some exiting the nonprofit sector altogether. Those conversations led to the Washington Area Women’s Foundation ’s (WAWF) report Thrive As They Lead: Advancing the Infrastructure to Support Black Women Leaders in the D.C.

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New! 2024 Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising Program Now On-Demand

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good start Jul7 10, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate now, you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in January and February 2024. Customized for nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the certificate program covers the fundamentals of social media marketing and fundraising for your nonprofit.

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7 Ways to Show Volunteer Appreciation Using Your Website

Volunteer Match

Taking the time to recognize volunteers is essential to increasing retention and recruiting new supporters. As your nonprofit’s online hub, your website can be an effective marketing tool for showing volunteer appreciation and engaging with volunteers year-round.

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The Long Shadow Climate Change Casts on Traditions

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Chris Flook on wikimedia.com On February 2, 2024—known as Groundhog Day in the United States—the Pennsylvania groundhog called Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow. According to legend, that means winter is on the way out. “We all just want the promise of spring,” wrote NPR in a story about the celebration, where thousands gather annually in the small town of Punxsutawney in the early morning to watch the rodent make his prediction.

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Beyond efficiency: A human-first AI adoption strategy

Candid

When we first started researching the use of AI in nonprofit organizations, we described the key benefit of AI as the “dividend of time.” As we wrote in The Smart Nonprofit: Staying Human-Centered in an Age of AI , when used responsibly , AI can help nonprofit staff reduce the countless hours they spend doing labor-intensive and often energy-draining tasks—so they can focus instead on mission-critical work.

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Recurring Giving Revolution: 10 Proven 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 with great ways to optimize your recurring giving program to thrive and achieve 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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Volunteer Re-Engagement Automation

Bloomerang

Need an easy way to re-engage inactive volunteers? Our latest email automation update helps you re-engage inactive, or dormant, volunteers, all within the same platform, and: Keep your volunteer levels steady by encouraging volunteers to come back Remind volunteers of available opportunities by promoting them within your communication Maintain clean records by enabling volunteers to withdraw from the organization if they’re no longer interested.

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Black Women Leaders Are Powering Philanthropy

NonProfit Quarterly

“Simply put, Black women are the backbone of modern day philanthropy.” So asserts a new book, Portraits of Us: A Book of Essays Centering Black Women Leading Philanthropy , edited by Toya Nash Randall, former board chair of Black Foundation Executives and “curator and catalyst” of Voice. Vision. Value. , the digital platform that published the book in partnership with Blacks in Philanthropy Networks and Regional Associations of Grantmakers.

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Iconiq Impact Awards $56 Million Through Its Education and Economic Mobility Co-Lab

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Abraham Sculley Students attend an Active Minds Speakers event at Sam Houston University. Active Minds works to expand access to mental health care for students. Also, the DeVos Family Foundation has split $50 million among three pediatric-health organizations in Michigan, and Pfizer gave $15 million to the American Cancer Society to address racial disparities in cancer care.

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Top 30 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Programs Continue Streak of Year-Over-Year Growth

NonProfit PRO

With the third year of growth since the pandemic halted in-person gatherings, the nonprofit sector’s top peer-to-peer fundraising programs continued their rebound in 2023.

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How Global Talent Enriches a Global Health Organization

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

As the CEO of a global organization, I have seen firsthand the power of global talent. Vital Strategies, the New York-based public health nonprofit I’ve led for the past two decades, employs nearly 400 people in 16 countries. We have staff from all walks of life, with a wide range of talent and experiences, and more than half of our staff is based outside the United States.

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Student Debt Update: More Relief Announced, but Millions Remain Left Out

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Daniel Lincoln on Unsplash For some borrowers who have applied for federal student loan forgiveness, 2024 started off on a positive note. The administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris announced on January 19 that it had canceled an additional $4.9 billion in student loans for almost 74,000 borrowers, including nurses, social workers, firefighters, teachers, and others.

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Foundation Leaders Consider Next Steps as Race-Based Grants Are Tested in Court

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A new study finds that the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling has not significantly changed how grant makers support programs focused on race. By Alex Daniels A new study finds that the Supreme Court's affirmative action ruling has not significantly changed how grant makers support programs focused on race.

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The Strategic Value of Trust-Based Philanthropy (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Stacey Faella & Ryan Roberson Contrary to popular narrative, the core practices that define a trust-based approach can lead to increased resource efficiency and outsized impact through multiple pathways.

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Kivi and Farra Talk Nonprofit AI, Brand Archetypes and More

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you haven’t had a chance to dive into the 2024 Nonprofit Communications Trends Report yet, put in your earbuds and listen to my conversation with Farra Trompeter of Big Duck on the Smart Communications podcast. We focus primarily on AI, brand archetypes, and team structures, but there’s even more in our conversation and in the report itself.

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In the Wake of Bonnie Candia-Bailey’s Death, Students Amplify Their Calls for Change

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Leighann Blackwood on Unsplash On February 8, one month after Antoinette “Bonnie” Candia-Bailey’s suicide, dozens of Lincoln University students and alumni gathered outside the university’s Board of Curators meeting to protest what they believe to be the lack of accountability and unanswered questions surrounding Candia-Bailey’s death.

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New Health Insurance and Retirement Plans Coming for Tennessee Nonprofits

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

A special message from Tennessee Nonprofit Network President & CEO, Kevin Dean Dear Tennessee Nonprofit Network Members, I'm thrilled to announce a groundbreaking development for our state's nonprofit community! Last week, I proudly signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that unlocks a new, affordable health insurance option exclusively for our nonprofit members.

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How to Leverage AI to Enhance Major Gift Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Artificial intelligence is particularly exciting for major gift fundraising. Here's how you can use AI to boost your fundraising success.

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“I Don’t Need to Be Held Accountable!”

Veritus Group

If you're going to succeed in major gift fundraising, you need someone to help you stay focused and accountable to your goals. The post “I Don’t Need to Be Held Accountable!” appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Can Employee Ownership Meet Its “Silver Tsunami” Moment?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: RDNE Stock project on pexels.com For years, employee ownership advocates have called attention to what is known as the “silver tsunami”—an impending wave of business owner retirements affecting US businesses with tens of millions of employees. As business owners retire, employees could potentially buy these businesses and become owners themselves.

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Rep. Dan Kildee Will Become CEO of Community Foundation of Greater Flint

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Courtesy Dan Kildee Dan Kildee is set to lead the Community Foundation of Greater Flint. Plus, the American Alliance of Museums has named its first Black woman leader, and Tanuja Dehne is departing after five years at the helm of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

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Nonprofit Study Reveals Demand for Programs and Services Alongside Ongoing Concerns

NonProfit PRO

FORVIS published its annual national nonprofit study, revealing that 71% of nonprofits had increased demands for their programs and services in 2023, resulting in waitlist increases and delays.

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The Synergy Of CRM And Fundraising In Education Nonprofits

Bloomerang

Educational nonprofits today are navigating a complex environment where integrating donor management and fundraising strategies is essential. This is because forging solid relationships with donors is as crucial as the educational programs you support. The key tools at your disposal—nonprofit Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems and fundraising platforms—aren’t isolated components but complementary forces driving your mission to engage, retain, and expand your supporter base.

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In Ukraine: Eco-Crimes and Anxiety as the War Drags On

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: President.gov.ua via wikimedia Ukrainian climate scientists and activists are coping with an added level of stress as a result of Russia’s war in their country. Before the war, Ukraine’s climate scientists campaigned for their country to move toward a green economy and to protect its biodiversity. But now, as the war in Ukraine has raged on for nearly two years, scientists are tasked with documenting every new environmental crime that Russia commits.

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Giving to Colleges Was Down 5% in 2023, Even as Very Large Gifts Increased

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Emily Haynes Higher-education institutions raised a total of $58 billion in the last financial year, according to a new survey.