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In a World Filled With Misinformation, Donors Want Truth From Charities

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

New research from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance finds that donors are concerned appeals from charities are sometimes misleading. New research from the BBB Wise Giving Alliance finds that donors are concerned appeals from charities are sometimes misleading.

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Strategic Nonprofit Growth: Navigating the 7 Stages

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

Established nonprofit organizations play a vital role in addressing social issues, driving positive change, and enriching communities. However, even organizations with a long history of impact must continue to evolve, adapt, and innovate to remain effective and relevant in a rapidly changing world. In this article, we explore the seven stages of development that established nonprofits often navigate as they strive for excellence in advancing their mission and serving their constituents. 1.

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10 Fundraising Strategies to Adapt to Philanthropic Giving Trends

NonProfit PRO

With reports of fewer donors and dollars, here are 10 strategies you can employ now to boost your fundraising success.

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We’re Halfway Through 2024. How Is Your Nonprofit Doing So Far?

Ann Green

Believe it or not, we’re halfway through 2024. The midpoint of the year is always a good time to see if you’re meeting your fundraising and communications goals. For this post, I’m assuming your fiscal year is the same as the calendar year. If you’re on a different fiscal cycle, you can make the appropriate time adjustments. Your fundraising revenue may be down.

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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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NVIDIA Executive Gives $20 Million to Fight Cancer With A.I. Tools

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Dwight Diercks and his wife, Dian, gave the donation to the Mayo Clinic for its Generative Artificial Intelligence Program. By Maria Di Mento Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic A $20 million gift from Dwight and Dian Diercks will support key elements of Mayo Clinic’s vision for the future of health care. Plus, contemporary ballet company BalletX received a $7.4 million bequest from an influential scholar of 17th- and 18th-century literature, and a Texas oil magnate gave Baylor Athletics $10 million.

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Nonprofit Marketing Training: You Have Lots of Choices

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide, we specialize in nonprofit marketing training. We do this in our quest to help you learn your job, love your work, and lead your team. But we know everyone learns differently. Everyone has a different amount of time to devote to professional development. Everyone is at a different level of experience and learning on the job.

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Why U.S. Urgently Needs Leadership Gender Parity: How Power Up Conference Gets You There

Fundraising Leadership

Gloria Feldt, co-founder and president of Take The Lead at the 2023 Power Up Conference and Concert. If women vying for top spots at work are overlooked at many U.S. workplaces claiming they are too emotional, why then did the new movie about a young girl experiencing emotions of anxiety, envy and embarrassment just become the largest global box office hit with $1 billion in ticket sales?

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National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Awards $33.5 Million to Protect Longleaf Pine Forests

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest National Fish and Wildlife Foundation A longleaf pine forest near Charleston, S.C., shows the savannah-like understory, common to these Southern forests, which feature high levels of biodiversity. Also, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation granted $25 million for a global pediatric cancer program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Google.org gave $5 million to offer training to government workers worldwide in the responsible use of artificial intelligence.

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Ultimate Guide to Nonprofit Executive Director Compensation

Nonprofit Fixer

One of the most common questions nonprofit organizations face, especially when they are new or small, is how much to pay their executive director. Yes, you can find plenty of reports on the average salaries of nonprofit executive directors online. However, most salary studies out there still are void of nuance and special considerations – which leaves hiring committees and job applicants struggling to find the right balance.

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Study Finds Nonprofits are Condensing Operations to Overcome Sustainability Concerns

NonProfit PRO

A Community Brands study found that nonprofits are not just reacting to emerging sustainability challenges, they are proactively responding.

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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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Centering communities: Leaning into participatory grantmaking to increase equity 

Candid

Two days after COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, the Boston Foundation set up a special fund to provide rapid-response support to local nonprofits serving communities disproportionately affected by the outbreak. We streamlined the application process, eliminated the written reporting requirement, and, 18 days later, awarded the first round of grants in Greater Boston.

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8 Homeless Moms in San Francisco Struggled for Help. Now, They're Learning to Advocate for Others

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The women are on the Family Advisory Committee, a program launched by San Francisco nonprofit Compass Family Services this year to empower homeless people to better serve their needs. By Janie Har, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Godofredo A. Vásquez/AP Teniah Tercero, shown here pushing her daughters on a tire swing, works the graveyard shift staffing a public restroom and says she worries about exposing her girls to the open drug use of the city’s gritty Tenderloin neighborhood where they sleep

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5 Steps to Turn Your Board into a Fundraising Board

Get Fully Funded

One of the top complaints most nonprofit staff have is about their Board. “They won’t help with fundraising.” “They don’t attend our events or even act like they care.” “Don’t get me started about 100% Board giving – some of them think giving their time is enough.” Can it be fixed? ABSOLUTELY! Just imagine – your WHOLE Board out there spreading the good word about your nonprofit in the community, telling their friends about your organization’s mission, and bringing resources back to help you cha

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Why Podcasts Are Perfect for Nonprofits to Engage Supporters

NonProfit PRO

Podcasts are an excellent way for nonprofits to connect with their supporters and grow their base. Here's why.

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Burnout and Staffing Shortages Continue to Challenge Nonprofits

NonProfit Quarterly

Burnout and understaffing continue to present challenges to the nonprofit sector, according to the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s (CEP) second annual report on the state of nonprofits, released this May. Ninety-five percent of all leaders surveyed cited burnout as a concern. The report, State of Nonprofits 2024: What Funders Need to Know , builds on similar findings from CEP’s first such survey last year.

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Where Tech, Politics and Giving Meet: Silicon Valley's Busy Intersection

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s CEO, Nicole Taylor, talks about getting donors to give from their DAFs, the effects of the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action at colleges, and more. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press Nic Coury/AP CEO Nicole Taylor says the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action at colleges has stirred anxiety among nonprofits and the SVCF “is figuring out how to prepare organizations to know what they can do, know what they can say, where inviting legal a

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6 tactics for excelling at fundraising campaign planning

Big Duck

Fundraising campaign planning is crucial for nonprofit leaders. Learn to lead the process with six expert tips and tactics.

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Giving USA 2024 Insights from the Report’s Lead Researcher

NonProfit PRO

Join us on July 11th at 2pm for an exclusive first-look at Giving USA 2024 from the report’s lead researcher, Dr. Una Osili. Discuss the latest trends and findings from Giving USA 2024 and explore the implications on charitable giving and the nonprofit community. Don’t miss this exclusive first look, secure your spot now!

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How Do You Hire at a Worker Self-Directed Nonprofit?

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: Worker Self-Directed Nonprofits in Practice.” View the full webinar here. Jay Monteverde: [You have to be] very intentional around articulating carefully what’s the additional responsibility that everyone has because it is a worker self-directed nonprofit, rather than sort of just the shrug like, you know, “everybody is the same” or “there [are] no bosses” kind of a thing.

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A Historical Model for AI Regulation and Collaboration

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Lilian Coral In March of 2023, the CEOs of top AI companies penned a letter comparing the risk of extinction from artificial intelligence (AI) to the risk of nuclear war. The letter succeeded in making headlines, dredging up imagery from the Terminator franchise, but it failed to steer the world’s approach to AI in a helpful direction. In fact, many of the ideas around what AI can achieve has been influenced by the notion that it’s as powerful as a nuclear weapon.

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501(c)(3) Purposes Defined: Religious

Foundation Group

Learn how the IRS defines 501(c)(3) purpose category "religion" and how it differs from other 501(c)(3) charitable purposes.

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MetLife Foundation Community Impact Grant Program Opens Applications for Funding

NonProfit PRO

MetLife Foundation announced another request for proposal opportunity for its Community Impact Grant Program.

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In Unity, We Found Strength

NonProfit Quarterly

Rideshare drivers like me take you where you need to go, but there’s much you may not know about our lives. I immigrated to the United States in 2019 from Tlaquepaque, Mexico, and have been a rideshare driver for the past four years. My wife and two children are in Mexico, but I live near Oakland, CA, as a permanent resident with my parents and brother, who are US citizens.

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2024 Summer Social Innovation Reading List

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By SSIR Editors If you’re taking time to wind down and recharge this summer, nothing is better than a good book for finding your center and reorienting on the things that keep us going. Check out these recently excerpted books in SSIR for everything from practical insights on the social sector to the deep questions about the big picture that get to why we do what we do.

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Question of the Month: How do you deal with and change a toxic non-profit culture?

Veritus Group

In this Question of the Month video, Jeff shares what it takes for non-profit leaders to transform their organizational culture. The post Question of the Month: How do you deal with and change a toxic non-profit culture? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Trend Spotlight: Insights and Takeaways From 2024 Nonprofit Research Data

NonProfit PRO

Join our expert panel for a lively discussion on the latest findings and trends shaping the nonprofit sector. Whether you're seeking to increase impact, optimize revenue, adopt cutting-edge technologies or implement sustainable practices, this webinar will provide essential takeaways to propel your nonprofit forward in an ever-changing landscape.

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How Can You Structure Staff Evaluation in a Staff-Managed Nonprofit?

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: Worker Self-Directed Nonprofits in Practice.” View the full webinar here. Yani Burgos: We do an annual 360 review, so that includes peers but actually isn’t exclusive to peers. We encourage folks to send out their 360 evaluation beyond the organization. A lot of us do various kinds of consulting.

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Declare Your Independence Day – Information Overload Be Gone!

Clairification

Feeling a bit overloaded? It’s the new plague. And a highly contagious epidemic, from which no one is immune. Are you showing any symptoms? I feel like: I’m working all the time, but not getting that much accomplished. I’m working on 10 projects at once, but none get finished. My ‘to-do’ list never gets completed. I’m in meetings all day and don’t have time to work.

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Building Relationships: 4 Creative eCard Uses for Nonprofits

Get Fully Funded

You’re constantly searching for creative ways to tell people about your cause and raise more support for your work. One option is digital greeting cards, which are easy to personalize and transform digital fatigue into meaningful and memorable connections. Whether you’re sending heartfelt thank yous or launching an awareness campaign, eCards can enhance the way your nonprofit connects with its community.

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How to run an experiment on your nonprofit’s social media   

Candid

If there’s one constant in social media, it’s that it’s always changing. Last summer, Meta launched Threads with little warning. LinkedIn changed the way that link previews appear and is testing a video feed (like Instagram Reels). And new platforms, like noplace , are popping up. Instagram announced that hashtags don’t help with reach anymore.

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Heightened Institutional Mistrust May Have Trickle-Down Impact

The NonProfit Times

Misinformation, disinformation and noninformation are becoming increasingly prevalent in many aspects of society. As a result, trust in many institutions, including nonprofits, is increasingly shaky. While nonprofits still rank comparatively high in terms of relatively trustworthiness, new research offers insights into the factors organization leaders might consider when trying to bridge emerging gaps.

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Nonprofit Strategy: Three Things to Cleverly Finagle

Clairification

Once upon a time I let folks know I’d “finagled” a discount for them. After one reader told me the word “finagle” means “to obtain something by devious or dishonest means,” I sent an apologetic “Ruh Roh” email. I received a lot of forgiving (thank you!) feedback. Many kindly supported my initial use of the word “finagle.” Apparently, there is more than one definition of finagle.

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Increasing Donations With QR Codes: 4 Ways to Raise More

Get Fully Funded

As a professional fundraiser, your top priority might be to determine which events and campaigns raise the most. But, the right tools can maximize your fundraising success no matter the type of event or campaign you host. Research shows that there’s been a whopping 26% increase in QR code usage in recent years, with nearly 89 million users scanning them.

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How to File a Form 990: Best Practices for Easy Preparation

Foundation Group

Form 990 is essential to your nonprofit’s annual compliance, and filing it promptly and correctly is key. Learn how to file a Form 990 in this expert guide.

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Pause and Reflect: Midyear Nonprofit Financial Review

The Charity CFO

The middle of the year is the perfect time to pause and reflect on your nonprofit organization’s financial health. A midyear financial review helps you identify problems early and align your nonprofit’s financial performance with planned goals. Conducting a review is important, but where do you start? Use this guide to help you better understand how–and why–to conduct a midyear financial review for your organization.

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