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5 Specific Risks and 5 Actions to Help Prevent Nonprofit Fraud

NonProfit PRO

Some nonprofits overlook the significance of a strong accounting department. When thinking about accounting, look out for these fraud risks.

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Busting the Overhead Myth

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

How can nonprofits convince stakeholders to invest in capacity building? Capacity building is whatever is needed to bring a nonprofit to the next level of operational, programmatic, financial, or organizational maturity, so it may more effectively and efficiently advance its mission into the future. Building team capacity is not a one-time effort to improve short-term effectiveness, but a continuous improvement strategy toward the creation of a sustainable and effective organization.

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Are You Rocking Donor Retention 101?

Clairification

You love me. I love you. Let’s hang out and rock! Really, donors definitely want to rock and roll with you. It brings them joy and meaning! Yet, I’m going to go out on a limb and say it’s doubtful you’re rocking along with your donors unless you’re making robust use of your donor database for this purpose. In other words, you must make donor engagement and retention a TOP priority.

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Can Big Donors Ever Move the Needle on Controversial Causes? Lessons From the Long Marijuana Campaign

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The 50-year movement to legalize cannabis was funded by a handful of very rich and ideologically diverse philanthropists, including Hugh Hefner, George Soros, and Sean Parker. By Marc Gunther Illustration by The Chronicle; AP, Getty Images, USA TODAY NETWORK Clockwise from left: George Soros, founder of the Open Society Foundations; Playboy founder Hugh Hefner; John Sperling, founder of the private for-profit University of Phoenix; Peter B.

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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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Camp Management Software | How to Run a Successful Camp

Affnetz

Camp Management Software | How to Run a Successful Camp / By Bala Guntipalli Introduction: In this comprehensive guide, we’ll dive into the world of summer STEAM camps, exploring the benefits, planning strategies, and the role of camp management software in ensuring a successful and memorable experience for both campers and organizers. This blog offers practical tips and insights about Camp management software to help your Nonprofit organization.

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Maximizing Impact: How to Leverage Generative AI in the Nonprofit Sector

NonProfit PRO

Join us as we explore ways generative AI can be used in the nonprofit sector, including automating processes, improving efficiency, and generating new content and ideas. We’ll discuss best practices for the responsible and ethical use of AI as well as specific examples of generative AI in action within nonprofits.

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The Exodus of Everyday Donors Is Bad for America. Here's How to Stop It.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The decline in charitable giving by average Americans threatens democracy. Among the solutions: pooled micro-donations, giving incentives, and a focus on the donor relationship. By Victoria Vrana Getty Images The decline in charitable giving by average Americans threatens democracy. Among the solutions: pooled micro-donations, giving incentives, and a focus on the donor relationship.

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Comment on Fame and Fortune Await! Take the NEW Major Gifts Challenge by Krista

Amy Eisenstein

The Major Gifts Challenge is back and new and improved. Commit just a few hours each week and you'll be raising major gifts in no time! Watch this video.

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How to Prepare for a Donor Meeting

NonProfit PRO

Preparing for a donor meeting can be an intimidating experience. Here are five tips to keep you on track and give you confidence.

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Love Is the Key to Democracy

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Michael McAfee Why are Americans worried about democracy to such an unprecedented degree ? The answer will not be found in the current election cycle. At the roots of the challenge we face is our failure, yet, to build a democracy that serves all people. Doing so means transforming our governing institutions, laws, regulations, and customs in a more fundamental way than tinkering around the edges with policy and programs.

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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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The PEN America Crisis, Free Speech, and the Future of Big Tent Organizations

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Foundations that fund organizations focused on free speech and bridging ideological divides must ask themselves which ideas are worth defending. By Joel Simon Christopher Smith, Invision, AP Protestors gather outside the PEN America Literary Gala at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Foundations that fund organizations focused on free speech and bridging ideological divides must ask themselves which ideas are worth defending.

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Comment on Challenge: Double Your Fundraising in the Next 12 Months by Dawn Veillette Diana

Amy Eisenstein

What if you could double your fundraising this year, and double is your impact? Take the "Double Your Fundraising" Challenge and think big!

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How Important Is Artificial Intelligence If You’re Not Even Doing the Basics?

NonProfit PRO

I’m concerned that everybody is diving head-first into AI. If you don't cover these basics first, AI won't help you raise one more dollar.

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Using Strategic Foresight to Create the Future We Want

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Marina Gorbis Amid a storm of seemingly unimaginable events—from a once-in-a-century pandemic to wars breaking out in different parts of the world—futures thinking is experiencing a revival. The word “future” is popping up in conference titles and think pieces. New futures-oriented organizations and associations, along with future-focused production studios , are emerging almost daily, and some foundations are hiring futurists in residence to inform their work.

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New Overtime Rule: Nonprofits May Need to Boost Pay for Nearly 500,000 Workers

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Because of federal regulations that go into effect July 1, organizations are likely to boost some employees' salaries and pay others overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week. By Jim Rendon Getty Images Because of federal regulations that go into effect July 1, organizations are likely to boost some employees' salaries and pay others overtime if they work more than 40 hours a week.

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Elevate Your Membership Management

Bloomerang

In the dynamic world of nonprofits, managing supporters effectively often feels like juggling too many tasks at once. But what if you could simplify this? Imagine harnessing the power of unified data to streamline operations, boost engagement, and drive retention. Enter Bloomerang Membership Management , a feature-rich add-on that merges donor and membership data seamlessly, helping you create a holistic engagement strategy.

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The Impact Report: A Vital Tool in the Nonprofit’s Toolbox

NonProfit PRO

Many donors want to know specifics about your nonprofit before giving. Here's how an impact report can help gain donor trust.

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Nonprofit Leadership Group Coaching: All Your Questions Answered

Nonprofit Fixer

1. How much is the group coaching program “Fixer Fellowship?” The group coaching program is $2500 ($2000 if you already purchased the Executive Director Boot Camp). You can pay $250 a month for 12 months if you would like a payment plan. 2. What’s included in the Fixer Fellowship Group Coaching Program? The Fixer Fellowship is a suite of resources designed to work together to propel your nonprofit leadership forward.

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AFP President Mike Geiger to Step Down at the End of the Year

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

In his seven-year tenure, Geiger improved financials and led the organization through the pandemic. A search firm is being hired to find his successor. By Rasheeda Childress Courtesy of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Mike Geiger, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, will be leaving the organization after seven years at its helm.

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Reparations Requires Changing the System

NonProfit Quarterly

The following is a transcript of the video above, from our webinar “Remaking the Economy: How to Change Our Stories about the Economy.” View the full webinar here. Jeremie Greer: So, I think one of the biggest misunderstandings about the racial wealth gap is this idea that we’re going to person-by-person individualize our way out of it…and then the data points to this, right?

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Boost Your Nonprofit’s Digital Health!

NonProfit PRO

Ready to diagnose your nonprofit's digital health? Join The Human Stack's 'What the TECH!' webinar on June 12 to uncover the secrets of improving your tech game. Identify crucial gaps with our 6 digital health vitals by taking our renowned Digital Health Quiz. Get expert guidance on tackling the right problems. Plus, there are some bonus offers. Register today for a free tech boost!

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How to Prevent Donor Fatigue in a Nonprofit

Get Fully Funded

Donor fatigue is real, and it’s hurting lots of small nonprofits that are over asking their donors without balancing those asks with enough feel-good interactions. Some experts say donor fatigue is a myth. Others say it’s an excuse used by lazy fundraisers to justify their poor results. I say it’s a real phenomenon that occurs when fundraisers are so focused on the money that they forget where the money comes from.

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$100 Million for Equity: MacArthur’s New Big Bet and Mandate

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

For the first time in its 100&Change competition, grant applicants are required to address diversity, equity, and inclusion issues. By Alex Daniels Ryan Donnell, Sesame Workshop The first 100&Change challenge was awarded in 2017 to a collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee to provide educational programming to refugee children in the Middle East.

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MacArthur Offers $100 Million For One Good Program

The NonProfit Times

Round Three of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million 100&Change competition has launched with roughly 1,000 nonprofits expected to vie for the winner take all award. Think of it this way, the chance of winning the Powerball lottery is one in 292.2 million. The competition is open to organizations and collaborations working in any field, anywhere in the world, according to Chris Cardona, MacArthur’s managing director, discovery, exploration, and programs.

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Create an impactful online giving journey for your donors to increase fundraising, website visits, and save your organization time.

NonProfit PRO

Join us on June 6th at 2pm for an exclusive webinar designed for nonprofits leaders like you, featuring Chris Miele, President of Golden Retriever Foundation. Discover new techniques to increase your online presence and significantly boost your fundraising efforts. Learn how to create engaging, donor-centric websites that captivate and retain supporters.

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What leading with courage looks like

Nonprofit Leadership Podcast

To affect big change in the world, a nonprofit leader must be willing to take risks and must be willing to fail along the way. To put it simply, it takes courage. Today’s guest, Adrien Lewis, explains what is required to be a courageous leader. Rob’s guest, Adrien Lewis, is the founder and President of CarePortal. CarePortal is a technology platform that drives action for local kids and… Source To affect big change in the world, a nonprofit leader must be willing to take risks

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Why Tides and Black Lives Matter Are Fighting Over $33 Million

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The rift provides a glimpse into legal gray areas surrounding fiscal sponsorships. By Alex Daniels Jason Whitman, NurPhoto/Getty Images Demonstrators march in a Black Lives Matter rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, in June 2020. The rift provides a glimpse into legal gray areas surrounding fiscal sponsorships.

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Class Action Denied In Blackbaud Data Breach Case

The NonProfit Times

A plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a Blackbaud data breach case has been rejected by a judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina Columbia Division. Judge Joseph F. Anderson Jr. indicated that a method proposed by the plaintiffs’ expert had not shown how class members would be determined. By some counts, the class size could have reached 1.5 billion members, reflecting the number of records compromised.

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Blackbaud Announces Hundreds of Product Updates

NonProfit PRO

Blackbaud announced updates to multiple products to help nonprofits power fundraising, financial management, and more.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How To Build A Nonprofit Mailing List

Bloomerang

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach , also known as Charity Clairity. Today’s question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to build a nonprofit mailing list: Dear Charity Clairity, We’ve relied in the past on government and foundation grants, but since many of these sources are drying up we need to develop an individual fundraising program.

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What You Can Learn From an Ambitious Joint Fundraising Campaign

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Six immigration-rights nonprofits are working together to raise $3 million for legal aid in asylum cases. Their campaign has lessons for other charities. By Emily Haynes Getty Images Six immigration-rights nonprofits are working together to raise $3 million for legal aid in asylum cases. Their campaign has lessons for other charities.

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Guide: The role of user feedback in nonprofit website design

Big Duck

Explores recommended practices for leveraging user feedback to make your nonprofit website rebrand a success.

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Empathy Among Young Americans on the Rise

NonProfit PRO

A new study found that empathy among young Americans has almost increased to levels seen in the 1970s, as well as other empathy trends.

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5 takeaways from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2023 data

Candid

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project ’s (FEP) Quarterly Fundraising Report analyzes year-to-date trends in fundraising from individual donors, based on sample data from GivingTuesday and the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Growth in Giving database. Since Candid data is focused on institutional grantmaking, we thought we’d complement that data by highlighting FEP’s findings on individual giving.

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Anonymous $10 Million Gift to a Climate Nonprofit Came Out of the Blue

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The mystery contribution to Giving Green was made by a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable. Thalia Beaty, Associated Press (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File) The mystery contribution to Giving Green was made by a donor-advised fund at Fidelity Charitable.