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Knight Foundation Leader to Retire, Leaving a Powerful Legacy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Alex Daniels Gesi Schilling Alberto Ibargüen made an indelible mark by helping to save Detroit, boost the arts in Miami, and keep journalism alive and well in the internet age.

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How to Tell Prospective Donors What You Do

NonProfit PRO

It’s not about you. The biggest mistake you can make is thinking your organization is the story. People aren’t buying your organization. When someone asks: “What do you do?” they’re not interested in your organization so much as what your organization accomplishes.

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Meet Your Fundraising Goals With Nonprofit Video Stories

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

Written by: Doug Scott Reading Time: 5 minutes Nonprofit video stories have the power to evoke an emotional response in prospective donors and compel them to act on behalf of your cause. In fact, studies have shown that 57% of people who watch fundraising videos go on to make a donation. Therefore, video storytelling represents an important opportunity to raise awareness, boost engagement, and drive donations.

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32 Rising Nonprofit Leaders Chosen for 2023 Certificate in Leadership

NonProfit Leadership Center

A nonprofit organization hires a talented professional. This person is valued by their peers and supervisors. They consistently meet or exceed job expectations. They are one of the most talented team members to come through the organization in the past few years. Naturally, they are promoted into a management role. There’s just one problem, they’ve never managed others or received formal management or leadership training to prepare them for this new opportunity.

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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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MacKenzie Scott Sets New 'Open Call' to Donate $250 Million

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Glenn Gamboa, AP Business Writer Evan Agostini/Evan Agostini/Invision/AP Since 2019, when MacKenzie Scott pledged to donate the majority of her wealth, she has given more than $14 billion in unrestricted funds to 1,600 nonprofit organizations. According to Forbes, she is currently worth more than $26 billion. Through her organization Yield Giving, she plans to make unrestricted $1 million donations to 250 nonprofits.

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Should Your Nonprofit Blog in 2023?

NonProfit PRO

There is a lot of data that supports both sides of the blogging discussion and whether or not your nonprofit should take up this practice. When debating a topic like this, it's best to weigh the pros and cons.

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Newsletter: A Dead, Forgotten President Has More Followers Than You ; Two Fast-Growing C-Stores to Add to Your Prospect List ; Conspiracy Theorists Have Their Own Dating Sites

Selfish Giving

Last week at the New Strategies Forum at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University, I talked - for the first time live after a three-year hiatus - about raising more money with audience-centric fundraising. Here's my basic premise: The nonprofits that are most successful with corporate partnerships are the ones that are laser-focused on building an audience that knows, likes, and trusts them.

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As Threats to Abortion Access Grow, Emergency Philanthropic Funding Isn’t Nearly Enough

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Judy Wright and Charlene Bencomo A new collaborative effort in New Mexico among nonprofits, philanthropy, and government is showing what effective responses to the reproductive health care crisis can look like.

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The Influencer Effect: An Immune Booster to Help Grow Your Nonprofit

NonProfit PRO

The Influencer Effect is an economical and simple way to imbue all facets of your organization with the supplements needed to fulfill your mission. Here are some ways it can have a profound effect on donors, especially Gen Z and millennials.

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Why Earn a Professional Credential?

NonProfit Leadership Alliance

In today’s competitive job market, earning a professional credential is an excellent way to set yourself apart. With so many different credentials available, it can be difficult to decide which one is right for you. One option that is gaining popularity is the nationally recognized Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of earning a professional credential, with a particular focus on the CNP.

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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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Nonprofit Startups: Apply for 501(c)(3) Status or Secure Fiscal Sponsorship?

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Jeni Putalavage-Ross , SVP of Operations at Ribbon – a platform helps nonprofits and charitable individuals start nonprofits quicker while saving time, money, and effort. Inspiration has struck and you have an amazing, world-changing idea for a public good group that you would like to make a reality. What do you do to get started? “Lean startup”, “bootstrapped startup”, “pre-seed startup”… Silicon Valley uses these terms all the time, but what is the nonprofit equivalent?

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Carole and Marcus Weinstein Give $25 Million to U. of Richmond for New Academic Services Center

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Maria Di Mento Plus, Baltimore real-estate developer Sam Rose gave $2 million for full scholarships for students from Ukraine, and Jacklyn and Miguel Bezos, Steve Tisch, and a Campbell’s Soup heiress gave big to support scholarships and ocean research.

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MacKenzie Scott to Give Away $250M in Funding to Small Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

MacKenzie Scott’s Yield Giving will provide 250 $1 million unrestricted operating gifts to small nonprofits. The application process is now open, with awardees expected to be announced early next year.

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Google Alerts for Your Nonprofit: Why You Need Them and How to Set Them Up

Bloomerang

You’ve got donors, supporters, and potential supporters out in your community and beyond. If they’re talking about your nonprofit, you probably want to know what they’re saying, right? That’s great in theory, but how do you go about doing that? Do you have the time or resources to find out what people are saying? If you’re like most nonprofit professionals, you’re too busy focusing on your day-to-day tasks to search the internet for mentions of your nonprofit.

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Philanthropy’s response to the Turkey and Syria earthquake 

Candid

The earthquakes on February 6 that devastated southern Turkey and northern Syria have left an estimated 54,000 people dead. The disaster also displaced over 1.9 million Turks in temporary shelters and left more than 500,000 Syrians homeless, according to the United Nations. An estimated 2.2 million people in Turkey have fled the earthquake zone, creating even greater humanitarian hardships in a region already affected by hyperinflation, civil war, and political tensions.

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Ballmer Group Commits $43 Million to Train More Early-Childhood Educators of Color

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Cultivate Learning, University of Washington Fueling a pipeline of early-childhood educators in Washington state, Ballmer Group is investing $43 million in the UW College of Education and other partners. Plus, CalOptima Health has given nearly $30 million to bolster services for chronically homeless people in Southern California, and the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network received $25 million for research, early detection, and the development of new treatments for the disease.

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3 Ways to Stand Out With Impact

NonProfit PRO

With so many options from which donors can select, standing out through a stellar impact offering is imperative. So here are some tips for doing just that.

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Can Cities Be the Source of Scalable Innovations?

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Christof Brandtner Systems change to address complex problems, including climate change, is hard to achieve. What little optimism remains to tackle such complex challenges is mostly placed in supranational schemes, such as the COP climate change conferences, or transformational national policy, such as the Green New Deal in the US. Solutions of grand design regularly disappoint, however, because of their high costs, the challenges of translating big plans to local needs, and ongoing disagreem

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Defining equitable access begins at home 

Candid

Roughly 10% of U.S. nonprofits are led by individuals from Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, yet they only receive about 4% of grant dollars annually. The reasons for this are many, but it is no coincidence that over 90% of foundation CEOs are white. Organizations led by individuals of color face barriers to funding that their white-led counterparts simply do not, resulting in significantly less financial support.

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Gates Foundation Names 3 Executives to Replace Its Retiring Chief Operating Officer

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By M.J. Prest Plus, the Whitney Museum of American Art has a new director, and a former U.S. representative from Michigan will now lead Spill the Honey, a group that examines the shared history of Black and Jewish communities in the United States.

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Research Shows Only 1.2% of.org Domains Have Adequate Phishing Protection

NonProfit PRO

New research from email security provider EasyDMARC reviewed a dataset of 9,935,024 verified.org email domains. EasyDMARC found that only 376,497 (3.8%) domains had implemented the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) security standard.

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Job Search Blues? 3 Strategies To Ease Anxiety

Fundraising Leadership

Looking for a job can create anxiety, but these strategies will help. Job search anxiety is one of the many factors that may hold women back from professional development. HR Dive showed that 84% of women have the skills to advance their careers, but most of these female professionals feel anxious about their next career moves compared to their male counterparts.

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Legislative Update – March 22

MNA Association

The ceiling of the Montana capitol rotunda. Photo by Liz Moore. There’s a lot going on at the session these days, it’s hard not to feel a little dizzy. Even the rotunda ceiling has us spinning! Several bills we’re watching impact a very specific audience so we ask you to please read each summary to consider learning more or taking action.

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Banking Failures Add to Growing Economic Uncertainty for Nonprofits

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Sara Herschander Foundation grants and gifts from individuals could be at risk as nonprofits continue to struggle to pay wages that will keep workers from seeking other opportunities.

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Beyond Beds: The Case for a Better Housing Solution

NonProfit PRO

Invest in the right technology that better empowers you to serve people in need and reduce homelessness in your community. Apricot has the capabilities to help you meet the growing number of participants, guide participants to a pathway of self-sufficiency, and quickly build reports that show impact, all while fulfilling compliance needs.

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How to create your new nonprofit’s first budget

Get Fully Funded

When you’re just getting started, it’s critical that one of your first steps is to create your nonprofit’s first budget to help you manage both your organization and your finances as it grows. A budget combined with a fundraising plan can help you make sure there’s always money to pay for the things you need to operate your programs.

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Making Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page Accessible to All

Donorbox Nonprofit

Did you know that less than 2% of the world’s top websites can be considered fully accessible? This means that individuals with disabilities – an estimated 1.3 billion people around the world – are often barred from accessing important information and resources found on these websites. Nonprofit organizations are among those that can benefit most […] The post Making Your Nonprofit’s Donation Page Accessible to All appeared first on Nonprofit Blog.

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NRA’s Path to Recovery From Financial Woes Leaves It Vulnerable to New Problems

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

By Brian Mittendorf Getty Images The National Rifle Association’s financial turnaround might seem to bode well for the organization, but a look below the surface shows ominous signs.

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Common Good Achieves B Corp Certification

NonProfit PRO

Health and happiness advertising agency Common Good has been granted B Corp status—a private certification of for-profit companies of social and environmental performance—by nonprofit B Lab.

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Springing Forth Clairity Click-it: Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

The Clairity Click-it exists to bring you a range of voices from across the nonprofit world so you can resource, learn and digest at your own pace, and come up with new and better ways to do your job of changing the world. Seth Godin wants to help you too! How to change the world All successful cultural change (books, movies, public health), has a super-simple two-step loop: AWARENESS TENSION –>Loop<– It’s easy to focus on awareness.

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The Missing Tool in the Climate Fight

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Dai Ellis & Oliver Sabot Snatched from the jaws of defeat, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) will hasten the transition of key markets—for energy, vehicles, cement, and more—toward “greener” technologies. However, the IRA is just one early part of a massive, decades-long push to shift markets from high-carbon to low- and zero-carbon technologies.

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The Ethics and Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence in the Nonprofit Sector

Non Profit AF

Hi everyone, and happy Spring if you are in the Northern Hemisphere. Last week, I moderated a conversation on Artificial.

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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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Six Threats to Organizational Transformation

Momentum Nonprofit Partners

In the wake of changing work culture, workforce shortages, and leadership transitions, change is inevitable. Is your Nonprofit organization ready? In 2020, Momentum Nonprofit Partners’ State of the Mid-South Nonprofit Sector report revealed a frightening statistic: 51% of nonprofit executive directors planned to leave their position within five years.

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When Black Women Walk, Things Change

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By T. Morgan Dixon , Konstanze Frischen & Michael Zakaras An excerpt from America’s Path Forward on prioritizing the joy and health and proximate leadership of Black women.

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