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To Fight Antisemitism, Improve Holocaust Education

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Broad philanthropic support for combating antisemitism — and protecting democracy — must include greater investment in teaching about the Holocaust. By Deborah M. Lauter U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Student ambassadors of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Bringing the Lessons Home program, which trains D.C.-area high school students to become docents, tour the “Tower of Faces” in the museum’s permanent exhibition.

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The 3 Deadly Sins Of Dysfunctional Boards

Joan Garry

Come join our LIVE workshop "How to Identify, Recruit, and Convince the Right People to Join Your Board". Begins June 10th! The post The 3 Deadly Sins Of Dysfunctional Boards appeared first on Joan Garry Consulting.

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Tracy Kamen’s Role in Navigating Disaster Relief

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In the nonprofit sector, Tracy Kamen, a passionate Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP), is creating a positive impact around the world. In this exclusive interview with the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Tracy shares her story and valuable advice for anyone dreaming of a career making a difference. Get ready to be inspired by Tracy’s unique journey—a journey that’s all about impact!

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Communicating With Confidence: 5 Tips to Communicate With Groups Effectively

NonProfit Leadership Center

According to research from the Project Management Institute, the biggest predictor of a project’s success — or failure — is communication. Their report found that project managers should spend 90% of their time on communications to ensure a project’s success, and up to 56% of revenue could be lost due to poor communication. So, how can your nonprofit communicate more effectively to achieve its intended 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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Foundations Are Funding Tiny Home Villages for the Homeless. Is It a Worthwhile Effort?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Oak Foundation, Sobrato Philanthropies, and the Dell Foundation all hope for big gains via small floorplans By Stephanie Beasley Courtesy of DignityMoves Dignity Moves and the County of Santa Barbara partnered on this interim supportive housing community in downtown Santa Barbara, consisting of 34 private rooms with shared community spaces and access to county services.

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5 Ways to Work Better with Graphic Designers

Nonprofit Marketing Guide

Endless revisions? Missed deadlines? Going over budget? Oh my! Making pretty things isn’t always fun and games. These are common issues many of us have faced while producing creative projects for our organizations. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, understanding how to collaborate effectively with graphic designers is number one in elevating your organization’s visual presence.

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Generalizing Your Mission Won’t Help Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

To fundraise for your organization effectively, you must be specific in your mission and define your audience to generate the right support.

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Expected SCOTUS Decisions Could Endanger Domestic Violence Victims. Where’s Philanthropy?

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Philanthropy has long neglected the domestic violence movement, but the stakes are getting higher, and more support is desperately needed. By Brett J. Barnes Getty Images Philanthropy has long neglected the domestic violence movement, but the stakes are getting higher, and more support is desperately needed.

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Using data to make LGBTQ+ elders and their needs visible 

Candid

Direct services. Advocacy. Training. Technical assistance. For a large organization working in all four areas to improve the lived experiences of a traditionally marginalized population, achieving impact requires the application of evidence-based insights. SAGE (Advocacy and Services for LGBTQ+ Elders) is the only national organization dedicated to addressing issues related to LGBTQ+ people and aging.

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DEI Nonprofit Strategies: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

Nonprofit organizations are pivotal in driving social change, tackling systemic issues, and supporting marginalized groups. To foster sustainable and equitable progress, it’s crucial to prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of nonprofit operations. This article explores the importance of DEI initiatives in nonprofits, the benefits of embracing such measures, and the challenges and opportunities they present.

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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 2024 Recurring Giving Report

NonProfit PRO

From 2018 to 2022, the average nonprofit’s recurring donor base grew 127 percent! Recurring donors are easy to retain, highly engaged, and deeply connected to the causes they love. If you want to expand your recurring giving program, this resource is for you. Download now to access benchmarks, donor insights, data-backed strategies, and advice from industry fundraising experts.

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A Grant Program for Black Women Business Owners Is Discriminatory, Appeals Court Rules

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative groups waging a sprawling legal battle against corporate diversity programs. By Alexandra Olson, Associated Press NEW YORK Rebecca Blackwell/AP Co-founders and CEOs of the Fearless Fund Arian Simone, center left, and Ayana Parsons, center right, The ruling against the Atlanta-based Fearless Fund is another victory for conservative groups waging a sprawling legal battle against corporate diversity programs that

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How funders can bolster direct voter engagement  

Candid

Direct, personal engagement is one of the most effective ways to increase voter turnout, especially among people who are less inclined to vote. In the 2021 New York City municipal elections, low-propensity voters who were engaged by nonprofits providing support and services in their communities and therefore seen as trusted messengers turned out at double the rate of those who were not.

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Practical Ways to Use AI For Grants

The NonProfit Times

You’ve heard that history tends to repeat itself and this also applies to technology. In 1994, the internet sparked both fear and excitement. Fast forward three decades, and perhaps you’re finding yourself both curious and anxious about artificial intelligence or AI. According to Margit Brazda Poirier, founder and CEO of Grants4Good , you might not be using AI; most nonprofits aren’t — citing lack of time and concerns about safety, privacy and ethics.

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How to Get Your Board on Board With Fundraising

NonProfit PRO

Here’s a recent success story of a development director who created and executed a five-year campaign. She got her board inspired to cultivate donor relationships and engage in their fundraising mission with these five steps.

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DEI Isn't a Dirty Word. How Funders Can Fight Back.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Despite an onslaught of attacks, including this week’s ruling against the Fearless Fund, the need for DEI programs is growing. Philanthropy can help fortify the field against future assaults. By Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Minjon Tholen, and Dan Egol Getty Images Despite an onslaught of attacks, including this week's ruling against the Fearless Fund, the need for DEI programs is growing.

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Leaders, How Strong Is Your Mistake-Owning Muscle?

Veritus Group

Admitting our mistakes isn't easy! It requires self-confidence and self-compassion with a little courage thrown in. Here's how to get started. The post Leaders, How Strong Is Your Mistake-Owning Muscle? appeared first on Veritus Group.

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Strategies for Aligning Nonprofit Financial Management with Mission

NonProfit HR

As executive leaders, we carry a sacred trust — to steward our organizations’ financial resources in a way that upholds our core purpose and creates lasting impact. It brings me great joy to connect with leaders seeking to strengthen their financial acumen for the good of their organization and their own edification. At a recent … Read more The post Strategies for Aligning Nonprofit Financial Management with Mission appeared first on Nonprofit HR.

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Cultivating High-Performance Culture Amid ‘The Great Exhaustion’

NonProfit PRO

The path through the Great Exhaustion lies not in groundbreaking strategies but in embracing foundational leadership practices.

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Cox Enterprises Gives $100 Million to Ducks Unlimited for Wetlands Conservation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Ducks Unlimited Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the United States, and Ducks Unlimited has invested millions of dollars in conversation efforts there. Also, the North Carolina State University has received $30 million to build the first Bezos Center for Sustainable Protein; and the Rotary Foundation, World Vision, and the Gates Foundation jointly pledged $30 million to improve child health in Africa.

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Designing engaging and effective learning experiences 

Candid

For nonprofit organizations, which often have to meet urgent needs with limited resources, the importance of well-designed learning materials cannot be overstated. Whether you’re trying to equip your team with the latest fundraising techniques or preparing volunteers to tackle new challenges, the quality of your training materials will impact your organization’s effectiveness.

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Crafting a brand to support the brain tumor community

Big Duck

Related Content BrandsBlue EngineBuilding a brand for change CampaignsParent Project Muscular DystrophyEngaging the community to raise funds BrandsKeys to ChangeCreating clarity about vital community services BrandsThe Newark Museum of Art Attracting visitors with an updated vision and brand BrandsKeshetBuilding a brand for a thriving organization

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Leverage Youth-Led Social Fundraising to Empower Change

NonProfit PRO

Here are four ways to leverage the enthusiasm, tech abilities and perspectives of younger generations for the good of the nonprofit industry.

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The Limits of Racial-Equity Efforts, and the Power of Belonging

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle talks to the renowned social-justice advocate john a. powell and structural-racism scholar Stephen Menendian about how philanthropy can help end society's marginalization of "others." By Drew Lindsay AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth Protestors lift commemorate George Floyd on the day of his funeral in 2020. The Chronicle talks to social-justice advocate john a. powell and structural-racism scholar Stephen Menendian about how philanthropy can help end society's marginalization of "other

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Appeals Court Rules Funding Process A Contract, Not A Grant

The NonProfit Times

The American Alliance for Equal Rights (AAER), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit “dedicated to challenging distinctions and preferences made on the basis of race and ethnicity,” according to the organization’s website, has standing to sue the Fearless Foundation an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides business development grants, mentorship and tools to Black female entrepreneurs, affirmed.

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Beyond job postings: How branding drives staff recruitment

Big Duck

Nonprofit hiring woes? Leverage your nonprofit brand to attract passionate candidates aligned with your mission. Supercharge your recruitment strategy now!

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Report: Community-Driven Change Leads to More Lasting and Equitable Impact

NonProfit PRO

A new report showed that funders striving for lasting and equitable impact should adopt a community-driven change approach.

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Would Your Nonprofit Return a Gift From a 'Power Drunk' Donor? This Group Did

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Flatbush Cats gave back a nearly $30,000 gift. The group explains how the relationship soured and offer advice on protecting staff and dealing with problematic donors. By Rasheeda Childress Getty Images Flatbush Cats gave back a nearly $30,000 gift. The group explains how the relationship soured and offer advice on protecting staff and dealing with problematic donors.

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Postage Hikes Approved, USPS Warned On Discretionary Increases

The NonProfit Times

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) has approved the base postage rate hikes proposed by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). In doing so, however, the PRC urged the USPS not to take advantage of allowable discretionary increases. Under the terms of the new PRC order, First-Class Mail, USPS Marketing Mail, Package Services and Special Services classes rates would be allowed to increase by up to 7.755%, and the postage rates for Periodicals could jump by as much as to 9.754%.

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Design as a Tool for Positive Change: A Conversation with Lesley-Ann Noel

NonProfit Quarterly

Dr. Lesley-Ann Noel is using her design skills to tackle real-world problems like homelessness and environmental sustainability. By teaching people to better understand the world around them, including the challenges and inequities embedded within it, she teaches people how to creatively reimagine the structures, policies, processes, and social interactions that align with a better future.

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YourMembership by Community Brands and Data Sangria by AMS Geek Announce Partnership

NonProfit PRO

YourMembership by Community Brands and Data Sangria by AMS Geek partnered to boost data portability and integration solutions for nonprofits.

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Nursing Gets a Little Love With $10 Million Gift

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The donation from notable chemist Larry Dalton and his wife, Nicole A. Boand, a retired nurse, will support scholarships and clinical programs. By Maria Di Mento Dennis Wise/University of Washington Larry Dalton, a University of Washington professor emeritus of chemistry, and Nicole Boand, his wife and a retired nurse, are supporting the University of Washington School of Nursing.

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Nonprofit Board Dynamics: A Guide for Executive Directors

Bloomerang

As an Executive Director, you know that the heart of your nonprofit isn’t just your cause—it’s also the people who govern and guide it. Your board of directors can be your greatest asset, propelling your mission forward with wisdom, resources, and passion. To keep this crucial team effective, here’s a step-by-step guide crafted specifically for nonprofit leaders like you, using insights and tools from Bloomerang to ensure your board remains as dynamic and driven as the day they joine

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10 Digital Marketing & Fundraising Research Reports for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Staying current with the latest digital marketing and fundraising trends and benchmarks is essential for nonprofits. The reports listed below are the nonprofit sector’s most useful research reports and 2024 editions reaffirm the growing power of monthly giving, the waning influence of organic social media, and that email marketing remains a tried and true method for online fundraising success. 1.

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GoFundMe Launches DAFpay as a Payment Method in Partnership With Chariot

NonProfit PRO

GoFundMe added DAFpay as a payment method, enabling direct, easy, and secure payments to qualified GoFundMe fundraisers directly from donor-advised funds.