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Nonprofit Budgeting Best Practices

The Charity CFO

Nonprofit budgeting best practices are often the difference between success and failure for the organization. Budgeting is a crucial element of understanding the financial health of your organization. Budgeting for nonprofits is very different from for profits, and a well-developed budgeting process can provide meaningful insight into the strength of your organization and your progress toward your mission.

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Limitless Digital Mindset – Smash Limiting Beliefs to Unleash Digital Transformation

Pam Moore

Your best competitive weapon in a sea of digital change is a limitless digital mindset that smashes limiting beliefs. The only guarantee marketing and business leaders have today is change. Learning how to navigate digital transformation will make or break your business. Today I'm diving into the topic of limiting beliefs and how entrepreneurs and business leaders can smash them to reach their full human potential.

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7 Ways to Prioritize Donor Acquisition and Retention This Year

NonProfit PRO

Industry benchmarks reveal just 23% of first-time online donors return, compared to 64% of existing online donors. And over the last decade, nonprofits have continued to raise more funds from fewer donors.

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3 Technology Tools For Improved Nonprofit Grant Management

Ann Green

Are you looking for tips to elevate your grant management strategy in 2023? Explore three technology tools that can level up your grant fundraising efforts. By Carl Diesing Alongside moves management and capital campaigns, grant fundraising is one of the most intricate fundraising activities that a nonprofit organization will undertake. Rooted in a foundation of strong relationships with grantmaking organizations, successful grant fundraising requires nonprofits to manage and track multiple prio

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7 Ways to Honor Black History this February and Beyond

Volunteer Match

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. This list offers a few ways to delve deeper into Black history and support a more equitable future.

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Limitless Digital Mindset – Smash Limiting Beliefs to Unleash Digital Transformation

Pam Moore

Your best competitive weapon in a sea of digital change is a limitless digital mindset that smashes limiting beliefs. The only guarantee marketing and business leaders have today is change. Learning how to navigate digital transformation will make or break your business. Today I'm diving into the topic of limiting beliefs and how entrepreneurs and business leaders can smash them to reach their full human potential.

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Build a Community of Cause Champions

NonProfit PRO

Organizations that seek to find growth and success depend on a cause community to carry them. Jamie Bearse of ZERO — The End of Prostate Cancer shares how his organization developed the ZERO Flywheel method to build and keep a community engaged.

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10 Proven Strategies To Help You Retain New Donors

Bloomerang

Community Brands recently shared donor retention data that reinforced alarming trends that the nonprofit sector has been monitoring for a while. In their survey, they asked nonprofits what their current donor retention rate was: about 60% said they didn’t know and the rest had an average donor retention rate of 45%. On average, donor retention rates increase based on the average gift amount.

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The Future Is NOW: Black Leader Leads Organization Into Intersectional Future

Fundraising Leadership

Christian Nunes, president of NOW. The future looks beautiful to Christian Nunes, MBA, MS, LCSW ,  president of the National Organization of Women, the 57-year-old organization built from the grassroots to address gender inequality at the height of the civil rights movement. “ The future looks beautiful to @ChrisFNunes, MBA, MS, LCSW,  president of @NationalNOW, the 57-year-old organization built from the #grassroots to address #genderinequality at the height of the civil rights movement. &

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The 2023 Nonprofit Sector Conferences You Don’t Want to Miss

NonProfit PRO

Set some time away from your daily nonprofit work to find the missing pieces of your nonprofit’s strategy by attending some of 2023’s in-person nonprofit sector conferences.

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From Scarcity to Inspiration: Rethinking the Value of Nonprofit Facilities

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: itsnnnoa on unsplash.com Nonprofit facilities communicate, and we need to be more conscious, thoughtful, and vocal about what they say about who and what our organizations value. A dilapidated and dysfunctional facility communicates that the work conducted inside it is unimportant, the people served deserve no better, and the surrounding neighborhood is forgotten and forsaken.

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So you’ve defined “BIPOC-led”…but how will you measure it?

Candid

Last December, I wrote about the surprisingly complex challenge of aligning on a conceptual definition of BIPOC-led (BIPOC stands for Black, Indigenous and People of Color). In particular, I noted that despite subject matter experts’ general sentiment that the term “BIPOC-led” is about BIPOC individuals holding power in organizations, there are a number of nuances and circumstances that complicate this conceptualization.

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Remote Help: 5 Tips to Improve Quality of Life for Your WFH Team

Fundraising Leadership

Learn tips her on how to make your remote team improve their work quality of life. In 2023, women make up 47.7% of the global workforce. They are invaluable assets to any professional team, and yet many feel overlooked and under-supported by their workplace leaders. “ In 2023, #women make up 47.7% of the global workforce. They are invaluable assets to any professional team, and yet many feel overlooked and under-supported by their #workplace leaders. ” Due to the fragmented nature of r

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Top 5 Ways Text Messaging Will Retain Donors in 2023

NonProfit PRO

While text messaging has remained a reliable conversion channel over the years, nonprofits are taking advantage of texting’s strong and immediate open rate to focus on retention.

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The Big Yellow Electric School Bus: Transitioning Virginia’s Fleet to Electric

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? We all know the song.

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What Nonprofits Can Say About Local Elections

Non Profitvote

Traditionally less publicized, state and local elections often see turnout rates much lower and less representative of a given community when compared to midterm and presidential elections. However, this is not to say these elections are any less important. From city councils to school boards, local elections directly affect all aspects of our daily lives and are responsible for deciding how our local community will tackle key issues such as housing, transportation, health, and public safety.

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For Stronger Philanthropic Partnerships: Match and Share Back Stories

iMarketSmart

I wasn’t interested in many Olympic sports until someone came up with the clever idea of preceding them with insightful and inspiring stories about the athletes participating in them. Listening to inspirational stories about how athletes had overcome trauma, injury, and denied opportunities had me pulling for people in sports I had never heard of. That’s the power of the personal backstory.

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2 things donors don’t care about -- and one they really do

Jeff Brooks

Fundraising that gets donors to take action focuses on the why for that action. Not the what or the how. A lot of fundraisers stumble on this important distinction that’s laid out on the Stelter Insights blog at How, what or why? your nonprofit’s donor messaging should focus on this. What you do and how you do it are important. But they aren’t what make donors give.

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Building Public Support for Employee Ownership: Lessons from Colorado

NonProfit Quarterly

Image Credit: Camylla Battani on unsplash.com Imagine a world where workers share in the fruits of their own labor. Now imagine that this world is within our reach. While the Harvard Business School is just starting to consider new economic paradigms beyond capitalism and its incessant exploitation of workers , Colorado state officials and residents are taking bold action to create the world that we want to inhabit—one marked by thriving worker-owned businesses and a far more equitable distribut

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Walmart has a new way they are giving back to nonprofits

Nonprofit Leadership Podcast

We know that Walmart is a large, profitable corporation selling goods throughout the world, but that is not all they do. You may be surprised by the impact Walmart is making through their many philanthropic efforts, local and world-wide. Today’s guest, Julie Gehrki, explains the various ways Walmart is supporting nonprofits through their new social impact program, Spark Good.

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

Amy Eisenstein

In reply to Emma Rodriguez. Clearly the majority of residents are ok with things, if the board is 15 yrs old. Boards are elected annually. Time for others (you maybe) to volunteer to run for elections and replace those you are talking about.

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7 Best Writing Practices for Nonprofit Communications

Mission Minded

Here are seven writing practices that can help you stay on-brand and create an instant connection with your readers. The post 7 Best Writing Practices for Nonprofit Communications appeared first on Mission Minded.

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Peer Power Executive Director Reflects on Bluff City Day on the Hill 2023

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Cortney Richardson, Executive Director of Peer Power, Reflects on Bluff City Day on the Hill 2023 What is like being a 33-year-old leader of a nonprofit organization? How is your board? How is your team receiving you? Are you enjoying it? Those are the questions that I have gotten since being in the CEO seat at Peer Power since late-September 2022. They are all great questions and each cause deep introspection and reflection.

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7 Best Types of Fundraisers for Success with Your Events

Donorbox Nonprofit

Fundraising events are popular with nonprofits and charities for a reason. In addition to bringing in important funds, these different types of fundraisers can create great momentum with new and existing donors, leading to more event conversions. And they can be feel-good ways to connect with more of your community! In this article, we’ll look […] The post 7 Best Types of Fundraisers for Success with Your Events appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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Americans Are Volunteering Less. What Can Nonprofits Do to Bring Them Back?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Leslie Lenkowsky Recent surveys showing a decrease in volunteering largely blame the pandemic, but the problem isn’t new. Nonprofits need to figure out how to turn Americans’ desire to lend a hand to neighbors into more formal commitments to help their communities.

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Not Invented, But Scaled Here

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Anita Sundari Akella The development sector—whose traditional ways of working are increasingly challenged by global crisis, conflict, and climate change threats that disproportionately impact the poor, women, and girls—has a scaling problem. On one hand, social enterprises and other small innovative organizations can be an engine for conceptualizing, designing, testing, and validating new solutions to old problems.

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The Giving Block Partners with Omatic

NonProfit PRO

The Giving Block announced a new partnership with Omatic. This partnership allows nonprofit organizations to seamlessly connect their fundraising data from The Giving Block with Blackbaud.

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How writing skills can help generate more donations for a nonprofit organization

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How writing skills can help generate more donations for a nonprofit organization Solid writing skills are necessary for growing donations for any nonprofit organization. Writing can support a nonprofit’s cause and help to generate more donations. Writing skills can be an effective tool in raising awareness and donations for nonprofit organizations.

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New Partner Benefit: Go Farther With Your CNP Certification

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

Momentum is excited to announce our new partnership with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance (NLA). NLA’s mission is to strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce. With 75 years of experience, NLA has established themselves as experts in professional development and talent development, consistently providing cost-effective solutions to nonprofit workers and their organizations.

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More Kinds of Digital Giving Are Gaining Popularity Globally

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Rasheeda Childress A new report looks at digital giving trends in eight countries, including cryptocurrency, contactless giving, donor-advised funds, workplace giving, and impact investing.

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An Easy Way to Spot a Leader’s Blindspot

Nonprofit Productive

It happens over and over again. I’m in a meeting and hear language that conveys an over-emphasis on the leader instead of an emphasis on the team. The cheer coach says, “ my girls always do this…” or the principal says, “ my teachers do that…”. The development director says, “ my donors enjoy this…” My, my, my. There it is, a sign of a blindspot in a leader.

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Download the Ultimate A to Z List of Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas

NonProfit PRO

Get your copy of this Essential Auction Resource for Nonprofits. When it comes to planning your next benefit auction event, one of the most critical elements for success is making sure that the items you're putting up for bid during your live and silent auctions are irresistible. Download The Ultimate A-to-Z List of Live & Silent Auction Item Ideas for Benefit Auction Success today to get started on brainstorming amazing ideas for unique live and silent auction items!

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Using Social Media to Engage and Recruit Volunteers

The Volunteer Hub

Social media is a powerful, yet affordable, way to inform, engage, and recruit volunteers. Here are 7 tips to help your organization get the most value from social media. Did you know that 47% of nonprofit leaders say recruiting sufficient volunteers is a big problem for their organization? If you’re wondering if social media can be an effective tool to recruit volunteers, the answer is yes.

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The End of AmazonSmile Is an Opportunity for Nonprofits to Revisit Their Values

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Christopher Hammett Its free money for nonprofits came with a cost. It led groups to push aside fundamental beliefs to accept easy cash from a corporate behemoth whose business model harms the very communities they aim to protect.

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Limitless Digital Mindset – Smash Limiting Beliefs to Unleash Digital Transformation

Pam Moore

Your best competitive weapon in a sea of digital change is a limitless digital mindset that smashes limiting beliefs. The only guarantee marketing and business leaders have today is change. Learning how to navigate digital transformation will make or break your business. Today I'm diving into the topic of limiting beliefs and how entrepreneurs and business leaders can smash them to reach their full human potential.

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Groundswell Platform Implemented by Wipfli Launches Employee Giving Program

NonProfit PRO

Utilizing the Groundswell platform, Wisconsin-based Wipfli has launched a new charitable program that provides each employee $150 and matches an additional $500 that can be distributed to charity how, when and where the employee chooses.

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Nonprofit pickup lines you can use this Valentine’s Day (and year-round)

Non Profit AF

Hi everyone, a couple of things before we get started. On March 14th, 9:30am Pacific Time, I’ll be moderating a.