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Which Pro-Democracy Initiatives Work? Philanthropy Has No Idea

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Clear answers will require investments in solutions-focused research — and an easily accessible evidence base. By Andrew J. Seligsohn Getty Images Clear answers will require investments in solutions-focused research — and an easily accessible evidence base.

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How to Create Great Content: Be Personal, Useful, and Timely (PUT)

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

How do you create great content as a nonprofit communicator? Or, more specifically, what should you put on your website , in your emails or newsletter , and on social media? You should put content in those places that’s “ PUT” — Personal, Useful, and Timely. This has always been true — we first blogged about PUT as an email newsletter content strategy in 2016.

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Free Download: 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends Report

NonProfit PRO

Prepare for where nonprofit technology is headed with Sage’s 2024 Nonprofit Tech Trends report. While the industry’s landscape is evolving at a rapid pace and every nonprofit is distinct, there are shared challenges and aspirations among you and your peers. Stay ahead of the curve by leveraging the experiences and perspectives of hundreds of nonprofit industry leaders.

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4 Economic Factors that Could Impact Fundraising Efforts

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

Whether you’re fundraising for an alumni/ae association or an animal shelter, external economic factors can greatly impact your campaign’s success. While large-scale events like country-wide recessions are generally out of your control, you can predict certain shifts before they happen and adjust accordingly to mitigate financial risk for your nonprofit.

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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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Melinda Gates's $12.5 Billion Separation Agreement Is a Windfall for Women's Causes

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The philanthropist said in her departure message that gender equality will be the focus of her new endeavors. By Alex Daniels and Stephanie Beasley AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Melinda French Gates could create one of the 10 biggest grant makers in the United States. While she is widely expected to devote billions to women’s causes, she has been undertaking other efforts that could be just as consequential for philanthropy.

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What It Means to Govern for All (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Judith Dangerfield The road to making legal equal protection real, proactive, and effective is long, but it begins with being clear about the destination.

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Comment on Turn First-Time Donors into Repeat Donors with Board Gratitude by Donor Acquisition and Retention Tips: 6 Proven Strategies to Secure Second Gifts

Amy Eisenstein

[…] videos, emphasizing the donor’s impact and showing appreciation for their support.

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How to Create a Culture of Fundraising on Your Board

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Lisa Schohl Getty Images You shouldn’t assume trustees know how to raise money simply because they joined your board, experts say. Here are nine ways to build a board that prioritizes fundraising — and help them succeed.

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Why Investment Funds Don’t Have Enough High-Quality Impact Data (Blog)

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Sasha Dichter & Aaron Bourke Despite widespread acceptance in impact investing of the need for reliable impact data, funding for producing it lags behind.

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Don’t Overlook Your Nonprofit’s Infrastructure Needs

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to operations, a nonprofit needs to think more like a for-profit — for the good of the organization and the cause it supports.

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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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Say It: How Speaking Up About Menopause at Work Improves Culture For All

Fundraising Leadership

Speakers at the recent “Let’s Talk Menopause” symposium (L to R): Dr. Mary Claire Haver; Dr. Sharon Malone; Tamsen Fadal; Dr. Lisa Larkin; Dr. Lauren Streicher; Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg; Stephanie Prendergast, MPT; Dr. Sameena Rahman. Very few people could pull this off, but Halle Barry sure did. On the steps of the U.S. Capitol recently, the i conic actress shouted, “I’m in menopause, OK?

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Kataly Foundation and Bank of America Commit $84 Million for Community-Development Fund

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Getty Images A commitment by Kataly Foundation and Bank of America is supporting the Inclusiv Impact Deposits Fund to enable $100 million in lending through community-development credit unions. Also, Robin Hood gave $35 million to almost 100 nonprofit groups to increase financial stability for low-income residents of New York City, and $22 million will launch the GE Aerospace Foundation, which will develop a pipeline of engineers from a variety of backgrounds.

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What to know about U.S. nonprofit sector demographics 

Candid

What’s the demographic composition of the U.S. nonprofit sector—in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and disability status? Are staff, leaders, and board members equally diverse? How does leadership diversity vary by organization size, revenue, subsector, and state? How do majority BIPOC-led (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) nonprofits fare compared with majority white-led ones?

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Make A Difference with Great Entertainment

NonProfit PRO

DIRECTV FOR BUSINESS understands the drive of nonprofits. We’ve tailored an exclusive TV offer for you, ensuring you have access to the best in news, sports and entertainment. As you navigate your mission, let us elevate your experience. With DIRECTV, it’s more than entertainment—it’s about making a difference.

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Boy Scouts Of America Rebrands To Scouting America

The NonProfit Times

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA), which in recent years has been rocked by declining participation, a coronavirus pandemic that limited in-person gatherings, sexual abuse litigation and Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring for the national organization, is being rebranded. As of February 8, 2025, the Irving, Texas-based national organization will be known as Scouting America.

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Melinda French Gates Resigns as Gates Foundation Co-Chair, 3 Years After Her Divorce From Bill Gates

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

She will receive $12.5 billion as part of her agreement with Gates, which she said would commit to future work focused on women and families. By Thalia Beaty, Associated Press NEW YORK Christophe Ena/AP “The time is right for me to move forward into the next chapter of my philanthropy,” Melinda French Gates wrote in a statement. She will receive $12.5 billion as part of her agreement with Gates, which she said would commit to future work focused on women and families.

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Nonprofit Event Fundraising: They’ll Never Forget How You Made Them Feel

Clairification

In Part 1 we looked at establishing event goals and objectives; then determining if an event was the most efficient and effective way to achieve desired outcomes. In Part 2 we reviewed 4 top event planning tips. In this last article of a three-part series on event planning we’ll look specifically at how to make the event “stick” emotionally. 1.

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Study: Accounting for the Role of Gender is Critical to Maximizing Philanthropic Impact

NonProfit PRO

A new report by The Bridgespan Group shows that considering gender in philanthropic endeavors can accelerate the pace of progress.

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Can You Really Do More By Doing Less?

Veritus Group

Being busy isn't the same as being productive. Here's how to focus your work on the priorities that truly matter in fundraising. The post Can You Really Do More By Doing Less? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Men Behind the Doomsday Seed Vault in the Arctic Win World Food Prize

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The awardees said they hope the prize will enable them to push for hundreds of millions of dollars in additional funding for seed bank endowments. By Scott McFetridge, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa Heiko Junge/AP Two men who were instrumental in creating the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, above, are set to be honored as 2024 World Food Prize laureates.

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5 Keys To Successful Executive Leadership Recruitment

The NonProfit Times

Recent studies have estimated that more than 75% of current nonprofit executives plan to retire from their positions during the next five to seven years. In addition, it is estimated that 10% of nonprofits expect to hire a new executive director. As a member of the Board of Directors of a nonprofit organization, hiring your new executive director will be the most important responsibility you are likely to assume.

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BillTrack50 Boosts Nonprofits’ Access to State Legislation with AI-Generated Bill Summaries

NonProfit PRO

BillTrack50 now offers AI-generated bill summaries to help nonprofits understand the impact of state and federal legislation.

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From Incremental Change to Justice

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.) Peggy Bailey: One of the big challenges with how things work here in DC is that we think of things as very siloed. And we’re very program focused, and in bringing together our housing and income work, what we’re trying to do as a team is disrupt that and center people.

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Bitcoin Charity Lands $21 Million from Twitter Co-Founder

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Plus, UC Davis and MD Anderson Cancer Center are among other nonprofits that received big gifts. By Maria Di Mento Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jack Dorsey, creator and co-founder of Twitter, speaks at the Bitcoin 2021 Convention in Miami. His recent gift will go to support free and open-source software projects Plus, UC Davis and MD Anderson Cancer Center are among other nonprofits that received big sums.

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The Use of AI in Fundraising: Maximizing Donations with Data-Driven Asks

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Stasia Hural , Digital Marketing Lead at Keela – a complete software solution for nonprofits looking to grow revenue, centralize and manage data, and deepen donor engagement. In today’s fundraising sector, technology is vital. AI is becoming increasingly important in fundraising. Using AI isn’t just a passing trend; it’s essential for nonprofits looking to make a bigger impact.

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Return Dollars to Your Mission by Simplifying Your Nonprofit’s Print Environment

NonProfit PRO

In this webinar, we will explore how nonprofits can streamline their printing processes, allowing them to focus on their mission. Join us as we hear from Marc Nations, senior cybersecurity administrator of information technology at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on how their organization was transformed by migrating to cloud printing.

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Can Recoverable Grants Be Used to Address Racial Inequity in Funding?

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Tim Gouw on pexels.com Early in his career, James Wahls was interested in learning about how capital flowed into communities—especially communities of color. This interest sprung out of his own experience navigating being a Black social entrepreneur in Detroit. To combat the bias he saw within the philanthropic industry, Wahls intentionally sought to use his work experiences to better understand how to uplift communities of color.

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Marc Benioff Lunch Auction Raises $1.5M for Charity. Not Bad for First Year Without Warren Buffett

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

This is the first year that a meal with Benioff, Salesforce's chairman and CEO, was the prize of the auction, which benefits the Glide Foundation in San Francisco. OMAHA, Neb. Eric Risberg/AP The winner of a charity auction bid $200,100 for a private lunch with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff, above, while also pledging to donate a total of $1.5 million to the California homeless charity that benefits from the auction This is the first year that a meal with Benioff, Salesforce's chairman and CEO was

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Why An All-in-One Giving Platform Is Key To Your Success

Bloomerang

In the digital era, adopting an all-in-one giving platform that integrates CRM, volunteer management, and fundraising tools isn’t just a tech upgrade; it’s a strategic necessity for nonprofits that want to thrive. Carmen Wampler-Collins, Pride Center Coordinator at the Lexington Kentucky Pride Center , underscores its impact: “This next generation of our nonprofit CRM is key to making us successful.

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3 Ways to Shield Your Nonprofit From Debanking

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofits face an uptick in debanking amid the current sociopolitical climate. Here's how to mitigate its impact on your mission.

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When nonprofit staff are paid so low they qualify for their org’s services

Non Profit AF

A while ago, at the request of some colleagues, I talked about “Nonprofit Math” and created a little video that.

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New Builders Initiative Looks to Fight Polarization by Encouraging Collaboration and Alliances

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Among the coalition members: entrepreneur Daniel Lubetzky, actor Liev Schreiber, journalist Katie Couric, and Lonnie Ali, director of the Muhammad Ali Center, By Glenn Gamboa, AP Business Writer NEW YORK Michael Weintrob/AP A group of Nashville citizens were brought together by Citizen Solutions to discuss potential gun rights changes.

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Do You LOVE Your Mission?

Veritus Group

If you don't love your mission and believe it will make a difference in the world – how are you going to inspire your donors to invest in it? The post Do You LOVE Your Mission? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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How to Teach Your Major Gifts Officers to Close

NonProfit PRO

Here are some of my top tips for ensuring your major gift officers are prepared to ask for and close on a donation.

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Spring cleaning: How to do a social media audit

Candid

Spring is the time when we throw open the windows and clean up the debris of the winter. It’s also the perfect time to do a social media audit for your nonprofit organization. Like your annual spring cleaning, it’s something you should do every year, and it’s a great way to clean up your digital space. A social media audit involves reviewing your organization’s complete social media presence, not just analyzing the metrics (to learn about assessing metrics, read my article on creating a social m