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Foundation Compensation: When Are CEO Salaries Too High?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Without checks and balances, scrutinizing and challenging foundation leaders’ million-dollar paychecks is nearly impossible. By Craig Kennedy Without checks and balances, scrutinizing and challenging foundation leaders’ million-dollar paychecks is nearly impossible.

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How Corporate Social Responsibility Is Impacting the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Corporate social responsibility has evolved. Here's how nonprofits can embrace corporate social responsibility instead of fighting it.

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Fire Your Meetings, Refuel Your Leadership

Joan Garry

Back-to-back meetings are a drain. Yet, meeting overload is a common source of stress for nonprofit leaders. I call for a rethink on your meeting schedule. Here is one tool that can powerfully change your calendar and create meaningful space for you to reclaim power to refuel your mojo. The post Fire Your Meetings, Refuel Your Leadership appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Building Community Through Soccer: Maigan T. Bridgette’s Story at Sporting Kansas City

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In the heart of Kansas City, where the pulse of soccer beats strong and the spirit of community runs deep, lies an individual dedicated to Kansas City’s (KC) community. Meet Maigan T. Bridgette , a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) whose career journey began with a simple desire – to make a difference. Graduating with the CNP credential from Rockhurst University in 2015, Maigan has seamlessly transitioned her skills into her role at Sporting Kansas City , a Major League Soccer team de

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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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A New Slate of Community Foundation Leaders Want to Leave a Mark

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Dozens of community foundations have new presidents, who are turning their well-capitalized philanthropies into key players in progressive policy battles. By Alex Daniels Dozens of community foundations have new presidents. The group is turning well-capitalized philanthropies into players in progressive policy battles across the country.

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Impact Survey Uncovers Widespread Unmet Community Needs Nationwide

NonProfit PRO

United Way Worldwide released the "2023 211 Impact Survey," which showed housing assistance referrals continue to increase and other trends.

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Innovative Nonprofit Volunteer Retention Ideas to Keep Your Team Engaged

Donorbox Nonprofit

Volunteers are critical to your cause. Most nonprofits rely on volunteers in one way or another – whether that’s board membership, event committees, or program volunteers. The most recent U.S. Census Bureau and AmeriCorps survey, however, showed a drop in volunteer participation from 30% to 23.2% between 2019 and 2021. Nonprofit volunteer retention has struggled […] The post Innovative Nonprofit Volunteer Retention Ideas to Keep Your Team Engaged appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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More Than Half of Nonprofits Use A.I., Google.org Survey Finds

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Most nonprofits now use A.I. for some tasks, a milestone that comes just over a year since the technology became widely available. By Sara Herschander Getty Images Most nonprofits now use A.I. for some tasks, a milestone that comes just over a year since the technology became widely available.

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Campaign Planning Studies Enable You to Fulfill Your Potential

NonProfit PRO

Conducting research is a best practice before starting a major fundraising campaign. Here's how to get the most out of this process.

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Digital Public Infrastructure for the Developing World

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Sreevas Sahasranamam & Jaideep Prabhu On a recent visit to rural Andhra Pradesh we stopped to buy a cup of tea from a chaiwallah, an informal entrepreneur selling tea by the roadside. After producing a hot cup of masala chai, she gave us a QR code to make our payment. This lady in a remote rural location not only had a digital bank account that allowed her to receive digital payments, but she had the proof of identity needed for such an account: a unique 12-digit number linked to her biom

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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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Ethical Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Interview Your Beneficiaries for Stories & Appeals

Donorbox Nonprofit

Chances are, your nonprofit was started because of storytelling – a story about a person, an animal, or a place in a dire state of need moved your founders to act immediately. That is the power of storytelling. An authentically, compassionately, and respectfully told story has the ability to mobilize action like no statistic or […] The post Ethical Nonprofit Storytelling: How to Interview Your Beneficiaries for Stories & Appeals appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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More Than Two-Thirds of Foundations Don’t Make Endowment Grants

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Endowments are a key tool for nonprofit longevity, but few foundations provide funding for this form of sustainability. By Alex Daniels Endowments are a key tool for nonprofit longevity, but few foundations provide funding for this form of sustainability.

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Report Predicts Uptick in Giving in 2024 and 2025

NonProfit PRO

A new report from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University has bold predictions for giving in 2024 and 2025.

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The fine art of sharing branding concepts with your team

Big Duck

Learn how nonprofits can navigate sharing branding work within your team, including key questions to consider, stakeholder engagement strategies, and tips for effective communication.

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How to Start a Nonprofit in Hawaii

Donorbox Nonprofit

Hawaii is a beautiful vacation destination for many, but few have the chance to live here. Those who do have lives filled with opportunities and challenges, just like the rest of the world. Nonprofit organizations in Hawaii work tirelessly to address many of those challenges while simultaneously adding to the opportunities. Currently, there are over […] The post How to Start a Nonprofit in Hawaii appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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LaGuardia Community College Scores $116.2 Million From the Owners of the New York Mets

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Also, Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sánchez have given two unrestricted gifts of $50 million each through their Courage and Civility Award, and two former professors at the University of Maryland at College Park have donated $27.2 million to its math department.

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The Art of Nonprofit Campaign Testing and Predictions for Future Success

NonProfit PRO

It’s critical to run campaigns that acquire and upgrade donors, but it has to be done right. That’s where campaign testing comes in.

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Invite Nonprofit Donors Into Your Story, Giving Them a Powerful Role to Play

Clairification

You must invite your donor into the story. Take yourself out of the equation. Donors don’t care about you, but about what they can do through you. Stop talking about your good work. Talk, instead, about the good work your donor wants to do. How? 5-Step Strategy to Illuminate the Donor’s Role in Repairing the World 1.Tell a quick story about a specific project.

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Is your nonprofit organization ‘grant-ready’? 

Candid

Foundation grants can be one of several revenue streams in a nonprofit organization’s sustainable fundraising plan. In 2022, foundation funding accounted for about $105.21 billion , or 21% of total U.S. charitable giving. As a share of all revenue streams, including government funding, program revenue, and investment income, foundation and corporate grants made up 15.3%.

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A Dozen Ways to Create Events Donors Love — Without Spending a Fortune

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Lisa Schohl Add a live peer-to-peer fundraising element to boost results while engaging guests in a fun way, and more tips from three event-planning experts.

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Why Marketing Failures Often Originate at the Top and How to Fix Them

NonProfit PRO

Marketing failures sometimes may be tied to leadership toward the top of the organization. Here's why — plus tips to remedy these issues.

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3 Reasons to Register for the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference this week

Fundraising Coach

If you’re a bit like me, registering for a conference is not something you look forward to. I hem and haw. I procrastinate. And I get more and more stressed as the deadline draw closer. But once I’ve registered, all that stress leaves. Because I’m not longer wondering “if” I’ll go but I start planning for “when” I go.

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Nonprofit Community Engagement Essentials: How to Drive Change Through Collaboration

Donorbox Nonprofit

You’ve heard the phrase “it takes a village” referring to raising a child. Well, sometimes it also takes a village to help your nonprofit grow and affect real change in the world. That’s where nonprofit community engagement comes in. But getting the support of your community isn’t always easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. In […] The post Nonprofit Community Engagement Essentials: How to Drive Change Through Collaboration appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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N.Y.’s Nonprofit Animal Trauma Center Offers Charity Care for Rescues and Working Animals

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

While most patients pay out of pocket, the Animal Medical Center offers multiple efforts to cover charity care, especially for rescue animals and working dogs. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press NEW YORK Mary Altaffer/AP Harrison, a French bulldog, is seen in the surgery prep area at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. Harrison has previously been cared for by the hospital’s surgery, neurology, internal medicine, and dental teams.

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13 Ways to Strengthen Your Case for Support

NonProfit PRO

Providing a window to your organization's mission and purpose can help you strengthen your case for financial support.

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Nonprofit Social Media and Newsletter Ideas for April 2024

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Not sure what to write about next month? We have ideas for newsletters, social media, blog posts, and more. These writing ideas for April come from our Monthly Nonprofit Writing Prompts email newsletter. Fill out the form below to get May’s prompts emailed to you next week. Your Writing Prompts for April 2024 On the Calendar 4/1: April Fool’s Day.

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Measure Something Meaningful

Veritus Group

Here are some questions to help you measure how effectively your organization is moving donors through the major gift pipeline. The post Measure Something Meaningful appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Global Fund for Children Promotes Hayley Roffey to Co-CEO

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Also, the Association of African American Museums has appointed a new CEO, and AARP’s longtime leader will depart at the end of the year.

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Survey: Nonprofits Using Case Management Software Spent Less Time on Program Audits

NonProfit PRO

New survey findings show that nonprofits that have deployed case management software spend 66% less time on program audits.

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Nonprofit Marketing and Communications: Best Practices, Templates, Ideas, and Advice

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Congratulations — you found us! Nonprofit marketing and communications is all we do here at Nonprofit Marketing Guide. We focus on the needs of nonprofit marketing and communications professionals and offer community, training, coaching, and mentoring. This is your nonprofit marketing professional development home online— that’s it. We aren’t trying to upsell you on software or private consulting services.

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Why A Women’s Philanthropy Strategy Is Important For Your Annual Fundraising Plan

Bloomerang

Did you know that each year, millions of dollars by women donors may be left unclaimed, due to the lack of understanding around the way that women give ? Millions. Right at the fingertips of so many organizations moving the good work forward, and yet there is still not a greater prioritization of engaging women donors. Add to this, that during the Great Migration of Wealth, which is currently underway, it is women who will lead the way with inheriting extraordinary sums of philanthropic resource

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Endowments Can Power Racial Justice Groups — if Only Philanthropy Would Fund Them

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Giving to endowments helps groups led by people of color build long-term financial stability. But two studies released Tuesday show the practice is rare. By Cora Daniels Giving to endowments helps groups led by people of color build long-term financial stability. But two new studies show the practice is rare.

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The Immersive Guide to GenAI: Top 12 Nonprofit Uses

NonProfit PRO

Embark on this one-of-a-kind journey designed to empower you with the knowledge and confidence needed to leverage generative AI for greater impact and success. You'll discover the top 12 applications for nonprofits – from admin, to fundraising, and beyond – through a truly immersive learning experience that blends human wisdom and AI-generated insights to help you navigate generative AI’s potential for your nonprofit.

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Comment on Leadership Lessons Learned as a Woman Consultant and Business Owner by Barbara Gross

Amy Eisenstein

Whether you aspire to be a consultant, own your own business, or take on other forms of nonprofit leadership, here are some key lessons I've learned.

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6 Tips for Analyzing Online Fundraising Campaigns

Bloomerang

When you’re a busy fundraising professional, it might seem like you’re jumping from one campaign to the next. It seems often easiest to “rinse and repeat” last year’s campaigns. However, I encourage you to take some time to analyze your online fundraising campaigns to optimize your overall fundraising results. Analyzing your campaigns can help you: Track how the campaigns are performing so that you can adjust and improve them along the way Understand how well the campaigns performed compared wit