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How to Hedge Against the Influence of Big Donors? Increase Your Pool of Supporters

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Other hot topics at the AFP ICON Conference: A.I.'s impact on fundraising and building strong ties with donors By Rasheeda Childress TORONTO Getty Images Other hot topics at the AFP ICON Conference: A.I.

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Fundraising Ethics In Higher Education

Bloomerang

Every profession likes to claim ethics are essential to its success. But you can make an especially robust case that this is indeed the case in fundraising. What does it take to be successful in fundraising? Strengths like persuasion, problem solving, and persistence come to mind quickly. But integrity is squarely at the top. Fundraising is a profession directed at nurturing friendships that culminate in gifts of time, talent, and treasure.

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Reevaluate Your Brand to Appeal to Next-Gen Donors

NonProfit PRO

Gen Zers are drawn to authentic, visually appealing brands. Here's how to refresh your look to hook the next generation of donors.

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The Other Maternal Health Crisis: Black Birthing People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

NonProfit Quarterly

Image credit: Isabella Angélica on unsplash.com The dismal statistics on maternal health outcomes in the United States are well-known in health justice, health equity, and health philanthropy circles. Among developed nations, the United States has the worst maternal death rate. The maternal mortality rate is 2.5 times higher for Black women than their White counterparts, with Black women and birthing people being three to four times more likely to die during childbirth than their White counterp

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'It's Hard to Hate Up Close': Philanthropy, Polarization, and the Art of Conversation

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

A StoryCorps program is one of hundreds that promote one-on-one dialogue to bridge divides. Philanthropy is all in, but the evidence is mixed. By Eden Stiffman Getty Images Keep up with everything happening in The Commons by signing up for our Philanthropy Today newsletter and joining our Commons LinkedIn group.

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What Kind of Home Have Your Created for Your Donor? (#1 of 6)

Veritus Group

We're on a mission to help non-profits improve the donor journey by looking at how donors are treated at every stage of the pipeline. The post What Kind of Home Have Your Created for Your Donor? (#1 of 6) appeared first on Veritus Group.

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The Fundraiser’s Field Guide to Donor Optimization

NonProfit PRO

Learn how to elevate every aspect of your fundraising programs—from acquisition to reactivation, digital co-targeting to housefile optimization. Packed with practical advice and proven best practices, the Field Guide will help you boost the performance of your direct mail and digital fundraising, and serve as a collaborative checklist of tactics for you team.

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Belmont U. Lands $58 Million From Nashville Music Executive

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Mike Curb’s donation will back the expansion the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business and pay for renovations of the Nashville university’s Buddy Lee Attractions/Capitol Records building By Maria Di Mento Rebecca Sapp/WireImage via Getty Images Music executive Mike Curb’s gift to Belmont University will pay for renovations of one building and will help to pay for the construction of another, which will house a performance venue and networking and gathering places for students and ind

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Do you wish you had a dime for…

Clairification

Awareness alone is passive. Do you wish you had a dime for every time a nonprofit board or staff member told you “ We’re the best kept secret in town; if people knew what we do, they’d give to support us.” Nonprofits tell me this all the time! If I had all those dimes, I could make a nice contribution to your cause. And I would , if… You endeavored to learn a little bit about me, You engaged me personally, You discovered my values match yours, You offered me opportunities to connect with

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Blackbaud Institute Shares Spotlight on 2023 Trends in Giving

NonProfit PRO

The Blackbaud Institute released its 2023 Trends in Giving Spotlight, which showed growth in online giving and more.

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Improve Your Org’s Professional Development Program: 4 Tips

Top Nonprofits

If fulfilling your mission and being identified as an employer of choice are priorities for your nonprofit, invest in employee professional development. On the organizational level, you will build a skilled workforce prepared to meet your constituents’ evolving needs, and on an individual level, employees will feel engaged , valued, and committed to your cause.

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Charity Navigator’s Ratings Are Inherently Flawed. Here’s a Simple Solution.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The ratings process misses too much, so let the nonprofits being judged fill in the gaps.

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Nonprofit Board Management Software to Boost Success | Affnetz

Affnetz

Corporate Sponsorships for Nonprofits | A Guide to Grow Nonprofits/ By Bala Guntipalli Introduction to Nonprofit Board Management Software: Technology has become an integral part of our lives, changing the way we do business and manage organizations. Nonprofits, just like any other entity, will benefit from using technology to streamline their operations and maximize their impact One area where technology can make a significant impact is board management.

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It’s Not Your Strategic Plan — Your Meetings Are Derailing Your Efforts

NonProfit PRO

Your strategic plan could be thought-out and have buy-in across the board, but it will still fail if you’re doing this one key thing.

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Youth community service: Belonging, reciprocity, and agency 

Candid

How do young people today see their role in making the world a better place, and what are the implications for the social sector? A report from the Center for Expanding Leadership & Opportunity (CELO) and The Allstate Foundation explores how Gen Z is expanding the definition of “community service” and seeking to maximize impact—for themselves and the communities they serve.

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The Strategic Imperative of Well-Being: A Guide for Organizational Success

NonProfit Leadership Center

The relationship between well-being and performance in the workplace has emerged as a critical factor in driving organizational success. A groundbreaking study by Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and his team from the University of Oxford and Harvard reveals a compelling association between employee well-being and profitability. As a result, workplace well-being has become a focal point in the global competition for talent and a key ingredient for business prosperity.

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Mastering Personalization: Elevating Your Brand with Embroidered Customization

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

Mastering Personalization: Elevating Your Brand with Embroidered Customization In the dynamic landscape of modern business, connecting with your target audience on a personal level is paramount. One effective strategy to achieve this is through product personalization. By tailoring products to align with the unique tastes and preferences of your customers, you can create meaningful connections and cultivate brand loyalty.

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A Nonprofit’s Guide to Fundraising Metrics

NonProfit PRO

Free White Paper to A Nonprofit's Guide to Fundraising Metrics AI and Data Analytics

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Donor Management Software for Small Nonprofits | Affnetz

Affnetz

Donor Management Software for Small Nonprofits | Affnetz / By Bala Guntipalli Introduction: Donor management is the cornerstone of success for any nonprofit organization, and for small nonprofits, efficient management of donor relationships can make all the difference in achieving their missions. In this guide, we’ll dive into the world of nonprofit donor management software tailored specifically for small nonprofits.

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WATCH: Essential Technology Updates for Non-Technical Nonprofit Leaders

NonProfit Leadership Center

Technology is critical to every nonprofit’s success, yet many of today’s leaders represent non-technical functions, like marketing, programs, fundraising, and operations. Keeping up with emerging trends across the digital landscape and discerning what’s imperative from what may be a distraction, can be a challenge. During this free, on-demand webinar, Kelley Hecht, principal executive advisor for the global health and nonprofit team at Amazon Web Services (AWS), shares essential tech updates to

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How Can Using a Customer Journey Tool Change Your Company

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

How Can Using a Customer Journey Tool Change Your Company There are two main missions in running every business: creating a great product or service and selling it to the customers. While there’s not a lot of sympathy for companies with marketing running as clockwork that are underdelivering on the product/service side, it’s always sad to see a company with a great offering that’s struggling to sell it and thus not realizing its full potential.

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Impact Reporting: Moving from Outdated to Modern

NonProfit PRO

Reporting is essential for nonprofit organizations to demonstrate the impact of their work to funders and donors. However, many organizations struggle to capture, interpret, and utilize meaningful data due to outdated reporting practices. In this e-book, you’ll discover the four most common reporting mistakes you may be making and how to fix them. You’ll also learn how an impact management solution with built-in reporting capabilities can help.

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How to Use Email to Build a Legacy Giving Program

The Storytelling Nonprofit

A solid fundraising program has diverse streams of revenue and that includes legacy giving. Legacy giving is the process of getting gifts through wills and estates, and those gifts typically come in the form of cash, stocks, properties, or insurance. Legacy gifts are the ultimate gift to a non-profit and often are seen as the culmination of the relationship between the donor and the organization.

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How to successfully transition from the for-profit to the nonprofit sector

Nonprofit Leadership Podcast

Many of those working in nonprofits, often started in the nonprofit space. This doesn’t mean of course that someone in the for-profit sector cannot transition over. In fact, it is becoming more common. Today’s guest, Colleen Kelly, did just that, switching to the nonprofit sector after working for 30 years in the for-profit world doing marketing and advertising.

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Know Your God

Women's Non Profit Alliance

The names of God reveal so much about His character and person. You have probably heard many of them mentioned, including El Shaddai, Elohim, Jehovah Jireh and Jehovah Rapha. But you may not be as familiar with Jehovah Tsaba, which means the Lord God our Warrior. Throughout the Bible, references to this name give us a glimpse of this Mighty Warrior who fights for His NAME, for His GLORY, and for US!

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U.S. Postal Service Recommends New Prices for July 2024

NonProfit PRO

The U.S. Postal Service proposed mailing services price changes, including a five-cent bump in the cost of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp.

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Thriving Through Service

Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Grants prospecting strategy 101 

Candid

Whether for expanding programs, launching new initiatives, or sustaining current projects, securing institutional funding is crucial to your organization’s ability to deliver on your mission. Institutional funders are typically organizations with large budgets and long grant cycles, such as government agencies, corporations, and foundations. Here, I’ll share some of the funder prospecting strategies that have helped me as I’ve learned to navigate this landscape.

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Event Management Software for Nonprofits: 23 Top Solutions

Bloomerang

As a nonprofit event planner, you know that any successful event needs a clear blueprint, volunteer and staff support, and strong attendee engagement. Event management software for nonprofits brings all planning elements together in one place, streamlining your preparation and saving your team time and stress. Research shows that over 85% of event planners use event management software to bring their events to life.

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The Impact of MacKenzie Scott’s Open Call Grants

NonProfit PRO

MacKenzie Scott recently awarded $640 million as part of her open call for grant applications. Here's the impact it's already having.

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The Israel-Hamas War Is Tearing Nonprofits Apart. But Some Are Bridging Staff Divides

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Many nonprofit leaders will not speak publicly — or to staff — about the war for fear of reprisal or institutional meltdown. But some are learning how to navigate employee disagreements. By Sara Herschander Getty Images Many nonprofit leaders will not speak publicly — or to staff — about the war for fear of reprisal or institutional meltdown. But some are learning how to navigate employee disagreements.

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Nonprofits Need to Innovate to Elevate Their Marketing Strategies

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to marketing, nonprofits often find themselves at a disadvantage, but unconventional strategies can help boost their reach.

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22 Powerful Questions that Reveal Your Donors’ Case for Support

NonProfit PRO

Free White Paper to 22 Powerful Questions that Reveal Your Donors' Case for Support.

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The Need-to-Know on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs)

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to The Need-to-Know on Donor Advised Funds (DAFs).

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30 Silent Auction Ideas that Don’t Cost a Dime

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to 30 Silent Auction Ideas that Don't Cost a Dime.

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Golf Tournament Fundraiser Guide

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to Golf Tournament Fundraiser Guide.

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2023-2024 Giving Outlook

NonProfit PRO

Free Trend Report to 2023-2024 Giving Outlook.

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