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Will Giving Grants Based on Race Survive the Fearless Fund Case?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The 11th Circuit decision in American Alliance for Equal Rights v. Fearless Fund has put grant makers on notice: Any grants limited to members of a specific race could be illegal. By Alex Daniels Rebecca Blackwell/AP The Fearless Fund’s Arian Simone and Ayana Parsons speak to journalists outside the James Lawrence King Federal Building in Miami, as they leave with their legal team following a hearing in January.

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The Secret to Stopping Overwhelm in the Workplace

NonProfit Leadership Center

Nonprofit work environments are fast-paced and somewhat chaotic at times. But, working longer, faster and harder is no longer the answer to enhance productivity or improve overall performance. Organizations are hitting a proverbial wall with this approach, as it too often results in many working slower, shorter and less satisfied. "Today, there is a growing recognition that the pace of change is so great we cannot possibly solve all the problems at the rate we need to … working to solve root pro

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Comment on The Easy Way to Set Up a ‘Give and Get’ Policy for Your Board by Meredith Gibbs

Amy Eisenstein

How does this work for boards of say, a sports team where board members volunteer 15-30 hours a week on top of their full-time job? One of the board members is in charge of fundraising so he or she would have to also give or get a set minimum on top of that? Aren’t positions voluntary? I’m interested in the idea and would love to hear what you mean by a better board culture?

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Outcome Metrics– Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World

NonProfit PRO

Examine how modern technology continues to shift finance from a “scorekeeper” role to a “value driver” role. Finance teams will lead the way in sustaining funding, strengthening stewardship, and maximizing impact.

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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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Facing Arrest and Worse, Climate Advocates Need Legal Defenders. Philanthropy Can Help.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Protecting the environment is dangerous business. Those on the front lines need greater support to fend off fossil fuel industry threats. By Betsy Apple and Alfred Brownell Appalachians Against Pipelines Protecting the environment is dangerous business. Those on the front lines need greater support to fend off fossil fuel industry threats.

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Four Values-Based Target Audiences or Personas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Knowing who you are talking to in your communications—who your target audience or personas are—is an essential part of any marketing strategy , even a “quick and dirty” one sketched out on a napkin. But it’s hard to build personas customized to your nonprofit if you don’t have solid information on exactly who is on your mailing list.

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Benefits of Cloud Accounting Software for Grantmaking Organizations

NonProfit PRO

Outdated on-premises software is rapidly being replaced by a new breed of modern cloud solutions. Over 90 percent of businesses report using cloud solutions today, and nonprofits are no exception.

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8 Tips for Seeking Grants From Community Foundations

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Lisa Schohl Getty Images Experts share insights to help you build inroads to these grant makers, secure their support — and avoid common faux pas when forging ties.

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7 Donor Segmentation Strategies for Personalized Messages

Ann Green

Segmenting your donors allows you to send personalized messages that resonate with them and increase engagement. Check out these donor segmentation strategies. By Gabrielle Perham With so much information available at their fingertips, it can be overwhelming and difficult for your supporters to fully absorb it all. Among the thousands of brands, businesses, and other charitable organizations out there, your nonprofit has to figure out how to cut through the clutter and stand out to current and p

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Comment on How To Cultivate Prospects and Build Lasting Donor Relationships by Sundar Rajavelu

Amy Eisenstein

Amy, Absolutely loved this article! Especially the part about ditching the brag-worthy tour for a real connection with the impact. Building those authentic relationships, not just shaking hands and asking for money – that’s what makes a difference, right? Thanks for the reminder!

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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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Donor Acquisition Tops List of Challenges for Nonprofit Leaders

NonProfit PRO

Donor acquisition is the top challenge nonprofit leaders are facing this year, according to the latest research from NonProfit PRO.

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What Nonprofit Leaders Are Reading This Summer

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

From post-apocalyptic fiction to lessons on democracy, here are six books to add to your summer reading list. By Nandita Raghuram Illustration by The Chronicle From post-apocalyptic fiction to lessons on democracy, here are six books to add to your summer reading list.

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  Freedom To Fight For DEI: How Legal Battles Affect Leadership Policies, Commitment

Fundraising Leadership

Prevailing in an anti-DEI climate requires intention and effort. The fireworks this month for celebrations of U.S. independence surrounding July 4 are not the only outbursts catching the attention of corporations, leaders, non-profits and educators. The trend of nationwide pushback on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts at work and in higher education is loud and distracting.

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Comment on Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Technology: 3 Keys to Future Fundraising Success by Timothy J Dougherty

Amy Eisenstein

The future of successful fundraising will be driven by three things: efficiency, effectiveness, and technology. Embrace the advantages of all three.

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Hands-On AI Training. For Anyone!

NonProfit PRO

The Human Stack is launching AI for Anyone. This 60-minute hands-on AI training will get you using AI tools, break down concepts, define the glossary, and teach you the basics. Learn how to keep up with the conversation, increase your comfort level, and gain working knowledge. Learn AI, not just about AI. Launching July 31. Join the waitlist!

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Can Your Group Stay Neutral on Controversial Topics? 5 Things to Know

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Tips for nonprofits considering whether to publicly take a stand on divisive issues By Seth Chalmer iStock A communications prof offers tips for nonprofits considering whether to publicly take a stand on divisive issues

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Donor’s Lament: You Didn’t Thank Me Properly

Clairification

Everything I learned about saying “thank you” I learned from: My mother. Miss Manners. Penelope Burk. According to Burk’s research from Donor-Centered Fundraising , more than 80% of thank you letters start with “ Thank you for your generous gift of …” or “ On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for your generous gift of …” Y A W N Want to stand out?

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Comment on Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Technology: 3 Keys to Future Fundraising Success by Cynthia Sheeks

Amy Eisenstein

The future of successful fundraising will be driven by three things: efficiency, effectiveness, and technology. Embrace the advantages of all three.

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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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Can a Lottery Winner Run an Effective Foundation? Meet Roy Cockrum

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

How a onetime comic actor turned $60 million of Powerball winnings into a grant-making engine that has backed ambitious theater since 2014. By George Anders Photo by Cynthia Moxley Roy Cockrum (seated, front) at the 2022 opening night of “Knoxville” in Sarasota, Fla., surrounded by friends and board members of the Roy Cockrum Foundation. The foundation was the play’s major funder.

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Remaking the Economy: How Policy Can Help Tenants Purchase Their Homes

NonProfit Quarterly

In a growing number of cities across the United States, housing advocates are getting laws passed that give tenants the ability to purchase, either directly or through a nonprofit, their own apartments. Increasingly, these policies—most often known as tenant opportunity to purchase act (TOPA) or community opportunity to purchase act (COPA), the former facilitates direct tenant ownership (often through limited equity housing cooperatives), the latter facilitates nonprofit ownership—are emerging a

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9 free eBooks to help you brush up on basics and build new skills

Candid

Summer is a great time to explore Candid’s collection of free eBooks and audiobooks for titles that can help you achieve your goals as a nonprofit professional. Our collection covers a variety of topics to meet you where you are in your nonprofit career—whether you’re brushing up on core skills, leveling up your leadership skills, or venturing beyond your comfort zone to get ahead of the curve on new technology.

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The Difference Between Nonprofit Burnout and Compassion Fatigue

NonProfit PRO

Many nonprofit professionals face burnout and compassion fatigue. Here, I dive into the differences and offer solutions for both.

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Trust Issues Could Plague Nonprofits, Philanthropy Ahead of Election

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Americans' trust in nonprofits is the highest it's been since 2020, a new survey shows. However, many don't believe nonprofits can be unbiased advocates for policy changes or voter engagement. By Stephanie Beasley iStock Americans' trust in nonprofits is the highest it's been since 2020, a new survey shows. However, many don't believe nonprofits can be unbiased advocates for policy changes or voter engagement.

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How To Make Summer Your Fundraising Super Season

Bloomerang

Do sunny days and flip-flops signal a long siesta for your fundraising? If so, you’re not alone. Many nonprofits experience “ summer slump ” – and it’s not just about incoming revenue. Fundraiser energy and communication tend to slump , too. Some fall into summer paralysis, feeling spent by a busy spring and overwhelmed by the thought of a busy fall.

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7 Super Easy Ways to Improve Your Online Fundraising

The Killoe Group

Online fundraising offers your nonprofit a way to tap into a wider audience to generate more support. Discover easy ways to improve your online fundraising.

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The NonProfit Voice Ep 86: The State of Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud

NonProfit PRO

Watt Hamlett, Rob Jordan, Daniel Dibble, and Matt Devine discuss the Salesforce Nonprofit Cloud one year after its release.

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Giving Continues Its Decline, Down 2.1% in 2023. Can Fundraisers Turn the Tide in 2024?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

'Giving USA' found that inflation took a bite out of giving again last year, but nonprofits are cautiously optimistic about 2024. By Rasheeda Childress Courtesy of Feeding San Diego Feeding San Diego felt the crush of inflation in multiple ways last year. Donors were uncertain how much they could give, and the price of food and the number of people served went up.

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5 Top Strategies To Cultivate Loving Awareness To Repair Our World

Bloomerang

In this particular moment, what’s missing that prevents us from healing our collective wounds? Whatever your individual calling or organizational mission, it’s playing today against a backdrop of sobering realities. Climate crisis induced devastation. Growing income inequality. Racial, religious, and gender injustice. Raging wars. Mass shootings.

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Online Charity Auctions Guide & 13 Best Auction Providers

The Killoe Group

Learn how online charity auctions allow nonprofits to increase financial support by connecting with supporters worldwide and discover top auction tools here.

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The Definitive Guide to Driving Nonprofit Finance Efficiency with Paperless Automation

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits faced an immediate shift to digital operations during the pandemic. Cloud-based systems enabled staff to maintain productivity during lockdowns, prompting a rapid digital transformation.

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Can Melinda French Gates Reignite Post-Dobbs Rage Giving?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Supporting women and girls of color should always be an urgent matter. French Gates is showing what that means. By Cora Daniels Allison Bailey/Associated Press Pro-choice activists march in front of the Supreme Court before it hears oral arguments in a case challenging the FDA’s approval of mifepristone, which the court threw out. Supporting women and girls of color should always be an urgent matter.

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Proud Clairity Click-it: Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

This is a great month to do something you’re proud of. And to support others who are showing their spirit and pride. Actually, every month is good for these things! Which, as it often does, brings me to share a bit of wisdom from the sage Seth Godin. Simple five step plan for just about everyone and everything The number of people you need to ask for permission keeps going down: Go, make something happen.

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Yielding Power to Youth

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Kate Lord & Janae Phillips Youth-serving organizations almost always emphasize cultivating leadership skills, but how often are those youth empowered to be the architects of their own vision when putting those skills into practice? How often are youth set to work executing a vision that adults have already created, on their behalf? There is a balance to be struck, of course; research consistently shows the effectiveness of centering participants in program design, and all of our work at S

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2024 Nonprofit Technology Trends Report

NonProfit PRO

Delve into technology usage within the nonprofit sector with valuable insights from nonprofit finance leaders across North America. Learn about current trends and get foresight into the evolving landscape of nonprofit operations.