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'It's Hard to Hate Up Close': Philanthropy, Polarization, and the Art of Conversation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A StoryCorps program is one of hundreds that promote one-on-one dialogue to bridge divides. Philanthropy is all in, but the evidence is mixed. By Eden Stiffman Getty Images Keep up with everything happening in The Commons by signing up for our Philanthropy Today newsletter and joining our Commons LinkedIn group.

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The Impact of MacKenzie Scott’s Open Call Grants

NonProfit PRO

MacKenzie Scott recently awarded $640 million as part of her open call for grant applications. Here's the impact it's already having.

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Uplifting Middle Tennessee: Nicole Olivia Rose’s Dedication to Nashville

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In the heart of Nashville ’s nonprofit sector , you can find Nicole Olivia Rose, CN P ( Certified Nonprofit Professional ). This exclusive interview gives us a peek into her inspiring career journey and the profound impact one individual can have on their communit y. F rom Education to Nonprofit Management Nicole’s interest in public service began in high school, where her involvement in the Youth Volunteer Corps sparked her passion. “ I saw so many nonprofit professionals passio

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The Strategic Imperative of Well-Being: A Guide for Organizational Success

NonProfit Leadership Center

The relationship between well-being and performance in the workplace has emerged as a critical factor in driving organizational success. A groundbreaking study by Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and his team from the University of Oxford and Harvard reveals a compelling association between employee well-being and profitability. As a result, workplace well-being has become a focal point in the global competition for talent and a key ingredient for business prosperity.

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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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To Address Drops in Giving, My Nonprofit Turned Fundraising Into a Game

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Fun and collaborative approaches to giving can be more successful than conventional efforts focused on major donors, the author found. By Dana Nichols Justina Reynolds, Hey Friend Events Stephanie Calabro, a Cannonball Kids’ Cancer Foundation Donor, holds a token from the game the organization created. Fun and collaborative approaches to giving can be more successful than conventional efforts focused on major donors, the author found.

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U.S. Postal Service Recommends New Prices for July 2024

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service proposed mailing services price changes, including a five-cent bump in the cost of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp.

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WATCH: Essential Technology Updates for Non-Technical Nonprofit Leaders

NonProfit Leadership Center

Technology is critical to every nonprofit’s success, yet many of today’s leaders represent non-technical functions, like marketing, programs, fundraising, and operations. Keeping up with emerging trends across the digital landscape and discerning what’s imperative from what may be a distraction, can be a challenge. During this free, on-demand webinar, Kelley Hecht, principal executive advisor for the global health and nonprofit team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), shares essential tech updates to

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How to Hedge Against the Influence of Big Donors? Increase Your Pool of Supporters

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Other hot topics at the AFP ICON Conference: A.I.'s impact on fundraising and building strong ties with donors By Rasheeda Childress TORONTO Getty Images Other hot topics at the AFP ICON Conference: A.I.

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INSPIRATION On-Demand!

NonProfit PRO

What do you get when you combine more than 600 nonprofit leaders, 26 speakers and 11 sessions over the course of one amazing day? You get INSPIRED. For those unable to attend the AWS IMAGINE: Nonprofit conference in person this year, the content is now available on-demand. Log-on, listen and share with others. Together we’ll inspire leaders across our mission-driven organizations, as we work to solve the world's most pressing challenges.

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Creating clarity about vital community services

Big Duck

Related Content CampaignsParent Project Muscular DystrophyEngaging the community to raise funds BrandsNew York City Campaign Finance BoardUsing research to bring out more voters BrandsBlue EngineBuilding a brand for change BrandsKeshetBuilding a brand for a thriving organization BrandsShriver Center on Poverty Law Shaping a unified voice for a national audience

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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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Youth community service: Belonging, reciprocity, and agency 

Candid

How do young people today see their role in making the world a better place, and what are the implications for the social sector? A report from the Center for Expanding Leadership & Opportunity (CELO) and The Allstate Foundation explores how Gen Z is expanding the definition of “community service” and seeking to maximize impact—for themselves and the communities they serve.

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Fundraising Bright Spots, Hiring Challenges in New Nonprofit Survey

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

More than a third of nonprofits saw funding increases; three-quarters had job vacancies By Emily Haynes More than a third of nonprofits saw funding increases; three-quarters had job vacancies

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$50k… $100k… $200K… Oh My!

NonProfit PRO

The 2024 IMAGINE Grant cycle has opened and you have three award categories to choose from. For those transforming core operations, there is the Momentum to Modernize Award, inclusive of up to $50,000 in unrestricted cash funding. If your organization is looking to innovate at the next level, consider the Go Further, Faster Award, inclusive of up to $100,000.

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

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The next series of webinars required to earn a Certificate in Digital Marketing & Fundraising from Nonprofit Tech for Good starts October 23, 2024, but if you would like to earn the certificate now, you can purchase the notes and recordings from the last series presented in March and April 2024. Customized for nonprofits with limited time and financial resources, the certificate program covers the fundamentals of website and email marketing, online fundraising, and social media for nonprofi

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A Little Lie? Why Fibs In Hiring And Workplace Happen and What You Need To Do

Fundraising Leadership

The workplace is complicated often by untruths from employers as well as employees. (Adobe Stock Photo) The truth is on hold on both sides of the hiring process at many career levels, as the recruiter often offers misleading information about the job and perhaps the company. Potential employees often pad their resumes. Does the employer’s white lie and candidate’s CV padding cancel each other out?

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JPB Foundation Hires Public-Interest Lawyer Rakim Brooks

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Courtesy of Alliance for Justice Brooks has been president of the Alliance for Justice since 2021. He previously served as a policy adviser for the Treasury Department during Barack Obama’s administration. Also, the GreenLight Fund has tapped a new CEO, and the former presidential hopeful Nikki Haley is joining the Hudson Institute.

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Impact Reporting: Moving from Outdated to Modern

NonProfit PRO

Reporting is essential for nonprofit organizations to demonstrate the impact of their work to funders and donors. However, many organizations struggle to capture, interpret, and utilize meaningful data due to outdated reporting practices. In this e-book, you’ll discover the four most common reporting mistakes you may be making and how to fix them. You’ll also learn how an impact management solution with built-in reporting capabilities can help.

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Let Data Drive Your Decisions

Bloomerang

Is your organization feeling the changes in our economy, society, and communities? Are you a leader feeling the pressure to meet these challenges? Fortunately, data can help you make good decisions during uncertain times. Living in uncertain times Recent events have led to uncertainty in today’s world. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to pivot to survive.

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Take the 2024 Nonprofit Capacity Survey

MNA Association

The five state nonprofit associations in the Northwest (MT, ID, OR, WA, & AK) are seeking to understand the strength of capacity in the nonprofit sector. Your participation in this survey provides us with data to: Understand the issues and trends supporting and challenging the nonprofit sector; Factor this data as we make decisions in our respective organizations and communities; Share the information with sector-wide stakeholders, funders, government, and community leaders.

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Belmont U. Lands $58 Million From Nashville Music Executive

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Mike Curb’s donation will back the expansion the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business and pay for renovations of the Nashville university’s Buddy Lee Attractions/Capitol Records building By Maria Di Mento Rebecca Sapp/WireImage via Getty Images Music executive Mike Curb’s gift to Belmont University will pay for renovations of one building and will help to pay for the construction of another, which will house a performance venue and networking and gathering places for students and ind

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Reevaluate Your Brand to Appeal to Next-Gen Donors

NonProfit PRO

Gen Zers are drawn to authentic, visually appealing brands. Here's how to refresh your look to hook the next generation of donors.

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How Does Your Organization Think About Fundraising? (#2 of 6)

Veritus Group

If your organization views donors as a source of cash rather than as true partners, your donors will not feel valued, and they will not stay. The post How Does Your Organization Think About Fundraising? (#2 of 6) appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Why You Should Leverage AI For Nonprofit Data Management

Bloomerang

In the realm of nonprofit organizations, effective data management is essential for optimizing resources, enhancing donor relations, and achieving mission-driven goals. However, many nonprofits grapple with the challenges of managing data efficiently due to limited resources, disparate data sources, and manual processes. At our nonprofit firm, we have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform our data management practices, enabling us to make data-driven decisions, enhance

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DAF Sponsors Aren’t All Created Equal. New Legislation Should Reflect That.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Entirely separate legislation is needed for donor-advised funds managed by community foundations and commercial gift funds. By Gerry Roll Getty Images Entirely separate legislation is needed for donor-advised funds managed by community foundations and commercial gift funds.

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The Fundraiser’s Field Guide to Donor Optimization

NonProfit PRO

Learn how to elevate every aspect of your fundraising programs—from acquisition to reactivation, digital co-targeting to housefile optimization. Packed with practical advice and proven best practices, the Field Guide will help you boost the performance of your direct mail and digital fundraising, and serve as a collaborative checklist of tactics for you team.

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How Does Your Organization Treat Your Donor During Every Phase of the Journey? (#3 of 6)

Veritus Group

Does your organization have a unified personality that values donors and invites them in at every phase of the donor journey? The post How Does Your Organization Treat Your Donor During Every Phase of the Journey? (#3 of 6) appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Fundraising Ethics In Higher Education

Bloomerang

Every profession likes to claim ethics are essential to its success. But you can make an especially robust case that this is indeed the case in fundraising. What does it take to be successful in fundraising? Strengths like persuasion, problem solving, and persistence come to mind quickly. But integrity is squarely at the top. Fundraising is a profession directed at nurturing friendships that culminate in gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

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Charity Navigator’s Ratings Are Inherently Flawed. Here’s a Simple Solution.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The ratings process misses too much, so let the nonprofits being judged fill in the gaps.

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How to Prevent Nonprofit Payment Fraud

NonProfit PRO

With nonprofits increasingly relying on online donations, it's important to protect against payment fraud. Here's how to spot common scams.

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What Kind of Home Have Your Created for Your Donor? (#1 of 6)

Veritus Group

We're on a mission to help non-profits improve the donor journey by looking at how donors are treated at every stage of the pipeline. The post What Kind of Home Have Your Created for Your Donor? (#1 of 6) appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Clairity Click-it: Bouquet of Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

Take some inspiration from the inimitable Seth Godin: If we’re restless, it pays to get up and walk around. Is stress different? Along the way, it seems as though we got confused about the best way to deal with the stress that comes from work and from the projects we work on. “Push through the stress and on the other side, everything will be okay.” Simply get all the details right, get an A, get into a famous college, make the sale, polish the logo, do the pitch and then… reassurance will follow

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Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Commits $54.5 Million to Advance Health Equity

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Courtesy of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. Tania A. Chavez Camacho, executive director of La Unión del Pueblo Entero, a recipient of grants from the Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., speaks about hardships in communities the group serves. Also, PNC Foundation gave $20.2 million to enhance outdoor play for young children, and the Kraft Heinz Company Foundation committed $15 million to address global malnutrition and hunger.

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It’s Time to IMAGINE, with Up to $200,000 from AWS for Nonprofits!

NonProfit PRO

Calling all nonprofits. Instructions for the 2024 AWS IMAGINE Grant cycle are available. With three grants to choose from, you can accelerate foundational IT projects or think big about ways to deliver on your mission in the cloud. Grants include an opportunity for unrestricted funding up to $200,000, AWS cloud credits of up to $100,000, and so much more.

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Jury Is Out On Philanthropy And Medical Debt

The NonProfit Times

Medical debt relief programs might not be the panacea that proponents hope, despite the good intentions behind such programs. That’s the conclusion reached by a team of researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts after completing a study in partnership with RIP Medical Debt, a New York City charity that buys and cancels medical debt.

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The Other Maternal Health Crisis: Black Birthing People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Isabella Angélica on unsplash.com The dismal statistics on maternal health outcomes in the United States are well-known in health justice, health equity, and health philanthropy circles. Among developed nations, the United States has the worst maternal death rate. The maternal mortality rate is 2.5 times higher for Black women than their White counterparts, with Black women and birthing people being three to four times more likely to die during childbirth than their White counterp

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