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Design Thinking Misses the Mark

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Anne-Laure Fayard & Sarah Fathallah Design thinking has failed to deliver on its promise to solve the world’s thorniest social challenges. Adopting a critical design stance can help designers serve communities, rather than their own methodology.

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Black Women’s Advocacy Paved the Way for Policies on Missing Black Women and Girls

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Jennifer Marquez on Unsplash In America, there is an epidemic of missing Black women and girls. This year, as a result of long-term advocacy led by Black women, lawmakers in Minnesota and California passed groundbreaking legislation to combat this epidemic. Similar legislation has been introduced in several other states and on the federal level.

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Classy and Venmo Partner to Drive Nonprofit Donations This GivingTuesday

NonProfit PRO

This GivingTuesday, Venmo and Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe and giving platform that empowers nonprofits to connect and build lasting relationships with donors, are teaming up to encourage individual users to donate to organizations that matter most to them through Venmo.

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How can you bring accessibility and inclusion into your communications?

Big Duck

Discover how accessibility and inclusion impact nonprofit communications and learn to design effective internal processes for your organization.

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Making Revolution Irresistible

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano We designed the (Re)Generative Leadership Framework to be accountable to movements and future generations by creating the conditions to bring our best and full selves to achieve our vision.

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Where Will the Movement for Palestine Go from Here?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Jewish Voice for Peace on wikimedia.com In early November, 300,000 people from at least 22 states flooded the streets of Washington, DC. They rallied between the Capitol building and the White House, and marched onward, demanding a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas, to lift the blockade on Gaza, and to end US aid to Israel.

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4 Ways to Become a Better Leader

NonProfit PRO

Leading a nonprofit is no easy task, particularly in 2023, when 40% of nonprofit leaders cited “lack of resources” as their biggest challenge, with another 35% indicating “staff turnover.” Here are some ways you can become a better leader.

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Building the Cultural Power Ecosystem

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Aisha Shillingford To win the battle for our world’s future, we need imaginative activism that moves culture to embrace mutual care and regeneration.

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It’s Giving Season. Here’s how to donate wisely.

Candid

Giving Season has arrived. This time of year serves as a reminder to give generously, with an emphasis on charitable giving. Companies advertise their year-end fundraising drives. Volunteers sit outside grocery stores, ringing bells and encouraging shoppers to donate to their cause. There’s a good reason for these efforts: donors tend to be more generous during the final two months of the year.

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Why Everyone Can’t Be in Your Nonprofit’s Community

NonProfit PRO

If everyone is in your community, doors wide open, you just have a crowd with no shared idea, diluted passion and a cacophony of voices. Here's how to make sure the right people are in your nonprofit's community.

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Bring In More Gifts with Short Donation Messages [+ Examples]

Donorbox Nonprofit

You may have heard that the average human attention span is down to 8.25 seconds – nearly a second shorter than a goldfish. This statistic tells us that shorter – yet still impactful – messaging is the key to capturing attention and securing more donations. This isn’t to say that humans aren’t interested in compelling […] The post Bring In More Gifts with Short Donation Messages [+ Examples] appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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How Business Can Fight Populism

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Zena Al-Esia , Andrew Crane , Kostas Iatridis & Ayşe Yorgancioğlu Populism is re-emergent worldwide, posing direct threats not just to democratic governance but also to socially responsible businesses. Despite the populist challenge, businesses still have an opportunity to do good and support liberal democratic forces.

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What are the Top 10 Benefits of Reading Books? [Infographic]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

What are the Top 10 Benefits of Reading Books? [Infographic] Besides the valuable lessons, you learn from reading books, reading, in general, has many benefits. What are the Top 10 Benefits of Reading Books? See the Infographic. What if I told you that tomorrow morning, at 8 am. Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson and Bill Gates will knock on your door to share with you their most inspiring stories?

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Donor-Advised Fund Report: Grants to Charities Increase 9%, Hitting a New Record High

NonProfit PRO

The "2023 Donor-Advised Fund Report" showed that the value of DAF grantmaking to charitable organizations increased 9%. In 2022, DAFs continued to be one of the most reliable funding sources for charitable organizations.

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Beyond the Halo: A Warning for Tech Founders Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit

Concord Leadership

Beyond the Halo: Navigating the Real Challenges of Tech Founders Leading a Nonprofit in the Wake of OpenAI’s Upheaveal At the time of this writing, four and a half days have passed since the OpenAi board’s surprise firing of Sam Altman. As the following days have shown so much turmoil, I’m not confident the drama […] The post Beyond the Halo: A Warning for Tech Founders Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit appeared first on The Concord Leadership Group, LLC.

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We Need a Strategy for Spending Down

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson & Farhad Ebrahimi Spending down is only a tactic. To turn it into something more strategic, we will need to consider a host of questions.

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Comment on How to Fire Utterly Toxic Nonprofit Board Members by Leslie

Amy Eisenstein

Our HOA Board consist of five. Every election in the past whoever has the most votes chooses their position first. This time around they want to follow the by laws and the board wants to vote amongst themselves to assign positions. I have been the President for the last 5 years. This time around I received the most votes but a huge amount. They want to vote me out and step down from my position.

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Identify New Prospects to Broaden Your Donor Pool

NonProfit PRO

You have an opportunity, if properly cultivated, to build long-term successful financial supporters for your organization if you can identify new prospects. Here are some tips for identifying prospects who may turn out to contribute greatly to your cause.

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Are You Skipping Thanksgiving Too?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Back off, Old Man. It ain’t your time yet. This year we didn’t even make it through Halloween before you could see decorations for sale, toys being stocked, and Christmas music playing…poor Thanksgiving doesn’t stand a chance. I get it. After all, Christmas time is make-or-break for retailers and, boy, are they ready to get your money.

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How to Use Integrated Capital to Shift Power to the Front Lines

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Nwamaka Agbo The Kataly Foundation invests in communities in ways that ensure that more value stays in the community.

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An End of Year Checklist for Evaluating Your Productivity

Nonprofit Productive

As I mentioned before , my work life has changed dramatically in the past four months. Put simply, I went from leading a remote team for seven years to pivoting and leading a collective of Catholic schools in our Diocese here in PA. If you’ve made a major job change, you know how dramatic it can be and how many things are impacted along the way. You feel differently as a person because you are different.

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Report: Nonprofits Face Challenges in Worker Stress, Public Trust and Donor Participation

NonProfit PRO

The health and future of the nonprofit sector could be in jeopardy if changes are not made, reveals the "Health of the U.S. Nonprofit Sector: Annual Review." The report provides a snapshot of the sector, illustrating how donor behavior, staff mental health, public trust, and advocacy are tied together.

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Gratitude is the Greatest Gift

NonProfit Leadership Center

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we believe gratitude is one of the secret ingredients to success. During this season of giving, our team has been reflecting on the moments, memories and people we’re most grateful for in 2023. Our deep gratitude extends to you, our nonprofit partners, supporters, trainers and community leaders, who help strengthen nonprofit organizations and our communities alongside us every day.

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Power to the People

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Sadaf Rassoul Cameron & Arianne Shaffer At Kindle Project, we have embraced power-sharing models for more than a decade. Although we have gained many new insights, we continue to maintain that philanthropy must share power with the communities it seeks to uplift.

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4 Ways to Improve Your Nonprofit Website’s Security

Foundation Group

Improving your nonprofit’s website security is essential to your long-term success. Explore these tips to ensure that your content and data remain safe online.

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Founder Q&A: Is The Veritus Way Relevant to Any Fundraising Strategy?

Veritus Group

In this Q&A video, Veritus Group Founder Richard Perry shares how relational fundraising principles can apply in any setting. The post Founder Q&A: Is The Veritus Way Relevant to Any Fundraising Strategy? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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The MONGO Dilemma: To Collaborate or Not?

Blue Avocado

Many nonprofits overlook the opportunity to partner with existing organizations in favor of creating their own programs and solutions. The post The MONGO Dilemma: To Collaborate or Not? appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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Who Benefits From Benefit Corporations?

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Review by J. S. Liptrap In Becoming a Public Benefit Corporation, Michael B. Dorff contributes a well-balanced examination of the pros and cons of the benefit corporation.

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Organizing a Jewish Call for Ceasefire: A Conversation with Jewish Voice for Peace

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Jewish Voices for Peace on Wikimedia In the wake of the October 7 attack by Hamas on more than 1,000 Israelis, mostly civilians—and the subsequent military response by Israel, including the bombardment and reoccupation of Gaza, which has resulted in over 11,000 Palestinian deaths—we have seen a swelling of support for both “sides” of the conflict.

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Prioritizing Self-Care at Your Nonprofit: 3 Best Strategies

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

As a nonprofit leader, you know first-hand the value of your work and how necessary it is to help your beneficiaries. You work hard to fulfill your organization’s mission. However, the harder you work, the more likely you are to burn out. This principle applies to your nonprofit’s team members. To reduce burnout and boost employee performance , you need to prioritize self-care at your organization.

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Asymmetric Expectation of Gratitude: What it is, and why it’s harmful to our work

Non Profit AF

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The Lobbying for Good Movement

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Alberto Alemanno Too many nonprofits and foundations reject lobbying as dubious. But a new movement is reclaiming this practice as essential for promoting social change.

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Something’s Gotta Give: 6 Ways For GivingTuesday To Benefit Women’s Changing Philanthropy

Fundraising Leadership

GivingTuesday highlights the ways women’s philanthropy is changing. More women give. But women give less. And the causes and organizations strictly benefiting women and girls receive a tiny percentage overall. That needs to change. Yes, women are more frequent givers, as 65% of donors on GivingTuesday are women, according to Forbes. But the sites and causes that cater to women and girls earn less than 2% of all donations in the U.S., according to Philanthropy Women. “ More women give.

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Nonprofit Radio for November 20, 2023: Your Case For Support

Tony Martignetti

Febe Voth: Your Case For Support Whether you call it a case statement or case for support, it’s a critical part of your next fundraising campaign. Febe Voth has devoted decades to the art of crafting these fine documents. She shares lots of savvy advice from her 2023 book, “the case for your cause.” … Continue reading Nonprofit Radio for November 20, 2023: Your Case For Support → Febe Voth: Your Case For Support Whether you call it a case statement or case for support, it’s a criti

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How LinkedIn Will Help You Reach New Audiences with Tania Bhattacharyya

Marketing for the Modern Nonprofit

Do you want to raise more money and connect with more supporters this Giving Tuesday, and throughout the entire giving season? Then check out Givebutter ! Givebutter is ranked as the #1 software for fundraising, donor management, and auctions on G2, the largest independent software review site. And the best part? Givebutter’s all-in-one fundraising platform is completely free to use—forever!

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Subtitling the World

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Emma Woollacott Combining augmented-reality glasses with real-time transcription, XRAI Glass aims to translate speech for deaf people.

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Happy Days of Thanks(for)Giving

Clairification

This Thursday folks in the United States will celebrate what I consider to be the social benefit sector holiday of the year. So it’s time for my annual Thanks(for)Giving post! Just think about what ‘Thanksgiving’ means. Literally, it’s a day for giving thanks for the blessings given to us. Who , and what, do you count among yours? I’ve noted when we go around the table at my family Thanksgivings, saying what we’re grateful for, most folks respond with people-based answers

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