2022

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Building Resilient Organizations: Toward Joy and Durable Power in a Time of Crisis

NonProfit Quarterly

This article is co-published by NPQ , The Forge, and Convergence. Because these are cross-movement challenges, we are publishing the article across our platforms to amplify this urgent conversation. ?. Click here to listen to Maurice Mitchell read this article. Haga clic aquí para leer el artículo en Español. Executives in professional social justice institutions, grassroots activists in local movements, and fiery young radicals on protest lines are all advancing urgent concerns about the in

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Social Media Marketing Tips to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Social Media Marketing Tips to Boost Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence. Social Media Marketing has proven to be one of the most effective forms of marketing. How are you using it to boost your Nonprofit’s online presence? Check out the tips below. You wanna know how many people are using social media today? 4.70 billion! You know what this means for your nonprofit?

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Why Funders Should Go Meta

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Stuart Buck & Anna Harvey. We don’t mean the former Facebook. Rather, philanthropies should prefer to fund meta-issues—i.e., research and evaluation, along with efforts to improve research quality. In many cases, it would be far more impactful than what they are doing now. This is true at two levels. First, suppose you want to support a certain cause–economic development in Africa, or criminal justice reform in the US, etc.

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Shining a Light Clairity Click-it: Nonprofit Links + Free Resources

Clairification

As we enter the season of light, and you move into full-steam-ahead year-end fundraising mode, there’s something I want to remind you about your messaging. “Oh, by the way, 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?

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Creating Fundraising Systems for Your Nonprofit

The Fundraising Authority

This is a two part article on how to create fundraising systems for your nonprofit. In Part 1, we will talk about what fundraising systems are and why they are important for development. In Part 2, we will show you how to create systems at your organization. One Seriously Stressed Out Nonprofit. Let me tell you a story. It’s about a nonprofit I once worked with.

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Mastercard to Exempt Nonprofits in Good Standing From Recurring Donation Regulations

NonProfit PRO

Mastercard announced the recurring donation regulations that took effect Sept. 22 — and were going to kick in March 21, 2023, for nonprofits — will now be deemed best practices and not required for for-profit or nonprofit merchants, as long as they aren’t cited with excessive chargebacks. .

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How to Use Storytelling for Nonprofits to Tug Heartstrings and Raise Funds

Get Fully Funded

Everyone loves a good story, and your skills in storytelling for nonprofits can make the difference between getting big bucks and donation requests that fall flat. The good news is that great stories are all around you. EVERY nonprofit has stories to tell! And you don’t need to be a professional writer to craft them. . Once you understand the basic elements of a good story and a few different ways to tell them, the rest is just practice, practice, practice.

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Pleasant Persistence (it’s boring but effective)

Fundraising Coach

One of the hard truths about fundraising is that: fundraising isn’t always fun. Good fundraising is. tedious, meticulous, regular, pleasant persistence. (Even when you don’t feel like being pleasant.). If you’re not getting the results you want, look at your own activity. For example, if “no one” is getting back to you, are you really attempting to connect with people?

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Giving Tuesday 2022: Bloomerang And Kindful Nonprofit Customers Raise $42.4 Million

Bloomerang

We’re excited to share that Bloomerang and Kindful nonprofit customers raised more than $42.4 million on Giving Tuesday 2022. This kicks off another record Giving Tuesday as nonprofits move full swing into the end-of-year giving season. On Giving Tuesday 2022, donors were even more generous than they were in previous years. Better yet, the number of donors increased too.

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Stay Connected With Your Donors by Creating a Communications Calendar

Ann Green

I like to emphasize the importance of keeping in touch with your donors throughout the year. I hope that’s a priority for you, too. Your donors want to hear from you and don’t just want to be blasted with fundraising appeals. The good news is that better donor communication (thank yous and updates) can help you raise more money. Ideally, you should communicate with your donors at least once or twice a month throughout the year.

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Dismantling the Land Theft System: A Land Back Vision for Philanthropy

NonProfit Quarterly

This article is the third installment of NPQ’s series on Community-Driven Philanthropy. In this series, movement leaders explore what’s possible if philanthropy adopts a reparative model—one in which it supports the leadership of BIPOC communities, not just by writing grants, but by shifting assets and control over resources to frontline communities.

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How to Ensure Your Brand’s Value Proposition Resonates with Site Visitors

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Ensure Your Brand’s Value Proposition Resonates with Site Visitors. You only have a couple of seconds to win site visitors over. How do you ensure your Brand’s Value is experienced and felt as quickly as possible? Check out the tips and examples below. The average visitor to your website will spend a maximum of 20 seconds trying to discover if you offer a solution to their problem.

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ESG Needs a Shared Language

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Mark Horoszowski. ESG investing has been all over the headlines lately, and not in a good way. As discussions about ESG become more and more polarized—while progressive politicians push for aggressive regulations, billionaires like Elon Musk call it a “scam” and nonprofits accuse businesses of greenwashing—leaving consumers increasingly confused.

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3 Ways to Beat Burnout & Become a More Awesome Human

NonProfit Leadership Center

True or false? If you follow your passion, you will never work a day in your life. According to best-selling author and speaker Nataly Kogan , this is a myth. That’s because loving what you do doesn’t beat burnout; it often increases it. Nataly Kogan looked like a ray of sunshine as she stood in a bright yellow jacket on the ballroom stage at the 2022 Nonprofit Leadership Conference.

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How to Collect Compelling Stories to Use in Your Fundraising Work

The Fundraising Authority

Storytelling has become a hot topic in non-profit fundraising. It went from something that you almost never heard about just a few years ago, to the topic of numerous books , websites and conferences today. There’s a reason for this change: storytelling is extremely important to good fundraising. As fundraisers, we need to be carrying on a constant conversation with our donors.

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How Fintech Is Changing Nonprofit Philanthropy

NonProfit PRO

Nonprofit funding is evolving rapidly, with new players and technologies emerging almost daily. To keep up with the latest trends, let’s take a look at how fintech is shaping the future of nonprofits from small-dollar donors and what steps you can take to adopt these practices at your organization.

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How to Write a Successful Annual Fundraising Plan in 6 Steps

Get Fully Funded

If you are trying to fundraise without an annual fundraising plan, you are trying to bake a pie with a lot of ingredients but no recipe. Can you do it? Maybe. The contestants on The Great British Baking Show manage to get it right with impressive frequency. But… that either requires a good memory or a lot of guesswork. Do you really want to make fundraising so hard?

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2022 Cause Awareness & Giving Day Calendar for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Cause awareness and giving days are powerful themes upon which to launch online fundraising and social media awareness campaigns. In addition to the days listed below, see also public holidays by country , Days of the Year , and Wikipedia’s List of Commemorative Months. January. 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service — #MLKDay. 28: Data Privacy Day — #DataPrivacyDay.

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Why fundraising asks are so hard

Fundraising Coach

Fundraising is said to top the lists of things people find most scary. Right up there with fear of public speaking and fear of untimely death. Nonprofit fundraisers and volunteers refer to that fear when they explain why they don’t make the fundraising solicitations they know they need to make. They know they need to make the calls to pay their staff and fulfill their mission.

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How To Handle A Disgruntled Donor

Bloomerang

Have you ever worried about offending a donor? If so, you’re not alone. Most fundraisers I know have done their share of mental gymnastics worrying about this possibility. Maybe you’re afraid you’ll offend them by sending too many emails. Perhaps you’re worried about the response to a photo or language you used in your appeals. The important thing is to be prepared to respond to your donors’ feelings.

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How to Build Relationships With Your Monthly Donors

Ann Green

Over the summer I’ve written about the importance of building relationships and having a strong monthly giving program. This post combines both of these topics. Specifically, I want to focus on building relationships with your current monthly donors. Don’t take these donors for granted. Monthly donors stepped up during the height of the pandemic and you should be able to rely on them during any economic uncertainty.

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Rethinking Food Culture Might Save Us

NonProfit Quarterly

“HAWTHORNE IN THE CORNFIELD” BY CHIP THOMAS/JETSONORAMA.NET. Editors’ note: This article is from the fall 2022 issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly, “The Face of Climate Change.” and was first published by NPQ on April 4 , 2022 , and is republished here with minor alterations. Food changes into blood, blood into cells, cells change into energy which changes up into life. food is life.

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How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2023

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Strategy in 2023. Social media marketing continues to get trickier as there is more competition. Here are the top strategies you can use to stay ahead of the competition. Social media marketing has grown exponentially over the last few years. As there has been a boom in social media users over a short time, trends in marketing and business have also changed.

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The 10 Most Popular SSIR Articles of 2022

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By SSIR Editors. A common theme among this year’s most popular stories on SSIR.org is the notion of building on or refining existing social innovations. This year’s top article, “ The Relational Work of Systems Change ,” explores how readers can prioritize relationships in collective impact efforts. ( SSIR published the seminal article on collective impact more than a decade ago.

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When Opportunity Knocks, Open the Door: Donor Acquisition

Clairification

Don’t look in the mirror. Look out the door. No nonprofit can afford to be an island. As tempting as it may be to stay in your comfort zone, wearing blinders that enable you to forge straight ahead without noticing what’s going on around you, this is a dangerous practice. Because sometimes the landscape changes dramatically. And when it does, your nonprofit could get left behind.

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Stop Looking for a Fundraising Magic Bullet

The Fundraising Authority

Do you ever find yourself, your team, or your board of directors saying things like: “If we could just get this one big grant, we’d be set for the year!”. Or, “I think we should hold a huge gala event. If we raise everything we need now, we can focus on programs later.”. Or, “I keep trying to set up a meeting with that big donor. Why won’t he meet with me?

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How to Execute Your Peer-to-Peer Email Communications Plan

NonProfit PRO

So, you’ve created a strategy for your peer-to-peer email communications. You’ve segmented your audience, built compelling content and prepared to design emails that will grab your readers’ attention. Now there’s one thing left to do: Start executing on your plan (and find ways to improve it).

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The Nonprofit Administration Dilemma: How Much Should You Spend on Fundraising?

Get Fully Funded

As your nonprofit starts to blossom, don’t be surprised if you are conflicted over how much to spend on nonprofit administration, especially fundraising. Obviously, donors want as much of their donation as possible to go to your programs, to help change lives. But you have to spend some money on running your nonprofit. And fundraising. You may find yourself spending money on the tech tools.

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HOW TO: Easily Accept Stock Donations on Your Nonprofit’s Website – and Why You Should

Nonprofit Tech for Good

By Kyle Brown , COO at DonateStock – a fundraising platform that makes stock gifting to nonprofits easy and accessible. Giving Season is upon us and the clock is ticking. As leadership and development teams lean in for a final push, donors are receiving countless requests for limited financial support. . DonateStock has ignited a conversation in philanthropy with their innovative approach to stock gifting.

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Deadlines drive donations

Fundraising Coach

One of my favorite fundraising colleagues, John Donovan , once said, “Deadlines drive donations.” As we approach the end of June, this truth can help your fundraising efforts. Many nonprofits in North America end their fiscal year in June. The end of a fiscal year is a deadline. Chances are, there are people in your sphere of influence who’ve been meaning to donate.

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Don’t Wait: 3 Tips To Deal With Difficult Or Disengaged Board Members

Bloomerang

We bring on board members with high hopes and expectations. They tell us they have a passion for the mission and want to help. They gladly sign the roles and responsibilities agreement. At a minimum, it states they will attend meetings, volunteer at events and programs, make a financial gift, support the fundraising efforts of the organization, take part in strategic planning sessions , and be an ambassador of the cause around town.

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Does your nonprofit mission statement drive donations?

Candid

Does a nonprofit’s mission statement influence its fundraising efforts? New research conducted using data from Candid suggests that understanding this relationship can boost your nonprofit’s fundraising success. An effective nonprofit mission statement draws supporters and donors to an organization. It gets them excited about helping to achieve that mission.

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What Does Tribal Land Stewardship Look Like?

NonProfit Quarterly

“WE ARE POWERFUL” BY CHIP THOMAS/ JETSONORAMA.NET. Editors’ note: This article is from the fall 2022 issue of the Nonprofit Quarterly , “The Face of Climate Change,” and was first published on May 1, 2022. Click here to download this article as it appears in the magazine, with accompanying artwork. The climate crisis is not only a product of greenhouse gas emissions… but also of an ideological shift that was imposed by colonization and capitalism to justify violation of sacred land-, water-, and

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Digital Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Guide [Templates and Tools Included]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Digital Nonprofit Marketing Strategy Guide [Templates and Tools Included]. In this Ultimate Guide, we walk you through what it takes to be effective with Nonprofit Marketing in the Digital World. We give away all our knowledge, templates and tools for free. Nonprofit Marketing has changed a lot over the years. Especially when Covid-19 hit, many Nonprofits were forced to jump into the digital world since hosting events and such in the physical world was no longer an option.

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Changing the Housing Narrative by Talking About Race and Values

Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Glenn Harris , Michael McAfee & Dorian Warren. “If we want a change, we have to be quite intentional. We’ve got to tell the damn truth that the system we currently have is oppressive.” That’s how Michael McAfee, president and CEO of PolicyLink, describes the centrality of narrative change to the cause of housing justice.

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Will Your Year-End Fundraising Be Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing?

Clairification

Are you thinking “ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Kaching! ?” Oh, dear. That’s akin to making the holidays all about the commercial aspects, and losing sight of the season’s wonder, awe, gratitude, love, and warmth of community. Yes, many nonprofits raise the lion’s share of their annual fundraising goal in the last few months of the year.

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The 5 Rules of Successful Annual Appeal Fundraising Letters

The Fundraising Authority

An organization’s annual fundraising appeal letter is a yearly letter that gets sent out to your current donors asking for general operating funds for your nonprofit organization. It usually gets sent to every donor in your donor file (or at least, every donor that has been active over the past several years) and normally gets sent out around the same time each year (the time of year differs by nonprofit, but once you pick a time of year, you normally stick with it).