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How the Ripple Effects of Bank Turmoil Could Affect Nonprofits — and How to Avoid Them

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Drew Lindsay Nikolas Liepins, Anadolu Agency, Getty Images People wait outside the Silicon Valley Bank headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, to withdraw funds after the federal government intervened upon the bank’s collapse. Damage to nonprofits appears limited so far, but charity leaders and experts urge groups to protect assets amid fears about the banking industry's health.

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What You Need to Consider During Background Checks for Nonprofit Volunteers

NonProfit PRO

At many nonprofits, volunteers play critical roles, from staffing special events and keeping programs running to serving as directors on boards. They are often the most effective community ambassadors, but, increasingly, nonprofits must consider the risks associated with failing to vet potential volunteers.

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Newsletter: How to do Cause Marketing with Self-Storage Companies ; Will Causes Benefit When Adidas Sells $1.2B in Yezzy Merch? ; Improve Your Writing by Defying Your English Teacher ??

Selfish Giving

I'm busy teaching at the New Strategies Forum at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, but. Tas Cassim from the Black Dog Institute has an important message about our case study presentation at Corporate Partnerships Everywhere , TOMORROW, Thursday, March 16th. ✍️ Partnership Notes 1. How to do cause marketing with self-storage companies.

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The Top 3 Charity Rating & Badge Programs for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Heather Mansfield , founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good Seventy-two percent of individuals say that the presence of a charity rating badge increases their likelihood of giving. If your nonprofit does not have charity rating badges on your website, then it’s time to look into getting registered with Charity Navigator, Candid, and GreatNonprofits.

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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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Racial-Justice Leader Who Left Her Job Alleging Racial Bias by Board Starts New Nonprofit

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Jim Rendon Maven Collaborative Jhumpa Bhattacharya and Anne Price are starting a new racial-justice organization called the Maven Collaborative. Anne Price, former head of Insight Center for Community and Economic Development, says the new group will focus on improving the economic conditions of Black women.

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Raising Your Nonprofit’s Profile to Generate Support

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits don’t need to reinvent the wheel to raise awareness and get more supporters, but they do need to refine and update their communications strategies. Here are four tips to get your organization the recognition it needs.

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Is a Golf Fundraiser Worth It for Your Nonprofit? (Yes, It Is!)

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jennifer Wemhoff , Communications Manager at GolfStatus.org – the leading event management platform for golf fundraisers. Golf tournaments have an undeserved reputation of being outdated and not worth the effort. To be honest, without the right tools in place, they have been. But today’s technology makes planning and executing a lucrative golf tournament easier than ever.

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Trust in Science Has Eroded Since the Pandemic Began. How Should Philanthropy Respond?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Sam Gill and Elizabeth Christopherson Both historical mistreatment of people of color and widespread misinformation have diminished confidence in medical science. Grant makers can foster a culture that acknowledges and addresses science’s imperfections.

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9 Common-Sense Tips for Nonprofit Executives to Be in Partnership With the Board

NonProfit PRO

The relationship between a nonprofit board and the CEO/executive director is frequently referred to as a partnership. Most governance literature cites that the board and executive partnership is a goal where there is a clear distinction between the roles and a relationship that is equal and balanced.

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12 Lessons For Fundraisers After Hearing “No” From A Major Donor Prospect

Bloomerang

You’ve completed thorough prospect research , cultivated and provided a site visit, prepared a first-rate proposal and secured a meeting to make a solicitation, but the major donor prospect responds with a “no.” This scenario occurs every day. Winning fundraisers know how to handle it. Bottom line: Fundraisers typically hear one out of three responses to an ask: Yes, No, or Maybe.

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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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Race, Class, and Climate: Organizing for a Better Future in Pueblo, Colorado

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Kimberly Cho at bombilla® ( www.bombilla.co ) This article is part of Climate Justice Organizing for Belonging , a series co-produced with NPQ and Mothers Out Front. The key question guiding this organizational shift—and this series—is: what does successful organizing look like for the most impacted when resources fully support them?

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Growth of Organizations That Advance the Work of All Nonprofits Poses Challenges, Research Finds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Alex Daniels Lack of funding stymies innovation for these groups, and the lack of any way to evaluate the quality of services provided means nonprofits often face tough choices when seeking help for training, advocacy, and other needs, according to scholars at the Urban Institute.

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Traditional Versus Modern Outreach — Which Is Right for Your Nonprofit?

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising methods are in a constant state of flux, but over the years we’ve seen a real divide in terms of more traditional methods versus modern methods of digital outreach. So which one is right for your organization? Let’s dive into each type.

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SVB, GPT, and the social sector

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Photo by Bram Van Oost on Unsplash If you’ve been reading the news you know that Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), a bank that heavily caters to VC firms and start ups, collapsed and its depositors are being saved by the US Treasury. You know that hearings are being called for in Congress and the same old battle lines between the wealthy (people and institutions) and everyone else have been re-animated.

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A Growing Movement of Sabbaticals for BIPOC Leaders

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Jakayla Toney on unsplash.com A major shift is happening in which BIPOC leaders are reclaiming rest, and a newly established philanthropic fund seeks to support it. In Washington state, the BIPOC-ED Coalition—a multicultural, cross-sector collective of nonprofit leaders working to promote community wellness and restoration—has committed $1.37M to fund sabbaticals for BIPOC leaders.

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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Commits $250 Million to Establish Chicago Biohub

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Barbara Ries The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s grant will establish a biomedical research hub in partnership with the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Also, the Lowe’s Foundation will give $50 million to develop a pipeline of contractors and tradespeople over the next five years, and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum has received $38 million in grants from companies and foundations.

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Why This Trait That Almost All People Share Is Essential for Your Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

As fundraisers because we want to use curiosity in all kinds of ways to get donors engaged in our appeals and keep them engaged. But how? Here are three things to consider for the teaser on your next direct mail fundraising appeal.

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The Benefits of Social Media Contests and Giveaways for Business Growth

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

The Benefits of Social Media Contests and Giveaways for Business Growth Social media contests and giveaways can be an effective way for businesses to increase brand awareness, drive traffic and engagement, increase social media followers, and generate leads and sales. However, running successful contests and giveaways requires careful planning, execution, and adherence to best practices.

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Comment on Want to Be a Fundraising Superstar? Lead a Capital Campaign! by Trudy Smith

Amy Eisenstein

Do you think its better to keep the originating of campaigns “in-house” or outsourced to experts? This could mean that resident staff are free to maintain their portfolios and look after donors, or conversely, it could mean that staff have less buy-in, and subsequently it reduces commitment and engagement. I’d appreciate your thoughts on this.

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Want to Help Communities Thrive? Invest in Residents Eager to Disrupt the Status Quo.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Bobby Milstein Stacy Wegley Hmong members of the Fox Cities share their dance traditions with fellow residents. A Wisconsin area known as the Fox Cities is showing what’s possible when individuals are given the support needed to bridge divides and work together to create healthy and hopeful communities.

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How to Improve Fundraiser Retention

NonProfit PRO

Research going back almost two decades has shown disturbingly high turnover rates and low morale plague fundraising professionals. For this reason, Greg Warner, CEO and founder of MarketSmart, shared four practical recommendations for raising retention rates.

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Three Tips To Gear Up Your Non-Profit Marketing

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Three Tips To Gear Up Your Non-Profit Marketing How could you gear up your Nonprofit marketing? Which steps could you take to get more donors and build your Nonprofit’s brand? Check out these three tips by Ashley Lipman. Solidifying Your Non-Profit A not-for-profit organization still makes money, and if that organization wants to stick around, it needs to keep making money.

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Comment on Want to Be a Fundraising Superstar? Lead a Capital Campaign! by Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein

In reply to Trudy Smith. HiTrudy – I’m not quite sure I understand the question, but I think you’ve answered your own question if I’m understanding correctly. Are you asking about the potential value in outsourcing a campaign, including donor relationships (clearly a bad idea)? I believe you’ve provided two key examples of why it should be kept in-house, including keeping relationships in-house as well as increasing staff commitment and engagement.

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Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum Names First Director

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Sophie Lo Nancy Yao has been named the founding director of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum. Also, a pediatric hematologist oncologist will take the helm of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in May, and the Kalamazoo Community Foundation will install a new CEO this summer.

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Elevating Community Voice in Grantmaking

NonProfit PRO

Community voice is vital in philanthropic efforts. It highlights the poor outcomes when the process of developing solutions excludes the very population at the center of the intended impact — and why it is critical to engage the community meaningfully from the onset and throughout the process.

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Nine Fundraising ideas for nonprofits

The Charity CFO

Fundraising ideas for nonprofits are one of the more exciting ways to add needed momentum to your mission. The idea behind nonprofits is to support the public good. With over 1.3 million nonprofits in the United States, there are countless organizations available to provide shelter, medical assistance, and education, you name it! While this all sounds nice, there is a nagging question.

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4 Legacy Giving Program Building Blocks

Clairification

In my last article, It’s Fundraising Malpractice Not to Build Future Reserves , I introduced the subject of having both an organizational checking and savings account so you don’t risk going belly up when people rely on you. I talked about building a case for endowment and bringing your board on board. Then I tried to make it easy for you to get a legacy giving program ramped up by doing four specific things.

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Scientist Leaves $30 Million to University of Mary Washington to Back Undergraduate Research

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Maria Di Mento University of Mary Washington Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics Janet Asper (right) works with senior chemistry major Dorothy Haas in Experimental Methods, a course that has students separating and identifying the molecules within a mixture. Through the years, Rodgers’ generous gifts to her alma mater have bolstered students’ pursuit of science.

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12 Funders and Resilia Launch Initiative to Strengthen BIPOC-Led/Serving Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Resilia announced the launch of ELEVATE, a national program comprising 12 Funders aimed at strengthening marginalized communities through actionable programs and equity-centric data sharing.

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Tell the Perfect Fundraising Story for Your Campaign [+Examples]

Donorbox Nonprofit

Storytelling has been a part of human communication for centuries. Stories are how we connect with each other, how we learn new things, and how we make meaning from our experiences. Storytelling is an important tool for nonprofits, too! Since so much of nonprofit work is qualitative instead of quantitative, storytelling helps nonprofits show the […] The post Tell the Perfect Fundraising Story for Your Campaign [+Examples] appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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How to Implement Strategic Inquiry at Your Nonprofit in 5 Steps

Blue Avocado

Using the example of an educational nonprofit, this article presents five steps nonprofits can take to implement strategic inquiry including building board support, listening to community, research, broadening networks, and sharing the journey. The post How to Implement Strategic Inquiry at Your Nonprofit in 5 Steps appeared first on Blue Avocado.

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8 Proven Ways to Engage Wealth Advisers — and Raise More From DAFs

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Lisa Schohl Getty Images What works — and what doesn’t — when building ties with financial professionals to attract DAF gifts.

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Free Guide: Attracting & Retaining Donors With Golf

NonProfit PRO

Fundraising boils down to two simple things: finding new donors and keeping existing ones. Great news—golf tournaments are avenues to successfully do both! Even better, the golfer donor represents an affluent, influential demographic that you want represented in your organization’s donor database. This free guide outlines out how to leverage your golf fundraiser to attract new donors to your cause while keeping current golfer donors activated and engaged.

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Faith as a Pathway to Climate Action

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: corey oconnell on unsplash.com Across the globe, faith-based communities and movements are bridging faith with climate science, slowly leading the way to involving more people in global climate action. Here’s how leaders in the Islamic, Christian, and Jewish religions are working to encourage environmental action by returning to their faith’s original principles.

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How to Make Your Social Media Updates (Among Other Things) More Relevant

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

In last week’s webinar on social media trends, we mentioned that no matter what platform you are on or whatever algorithm changes the social media companies throw at you, if you focus on earning trust and influence then you’ll be fine. A great way to earn the trust of and influence your followers is to share updates, photos, graphics, and videos that are relevant to them.