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Nudging: Little Change, Big Changes
February 21, 2018 at 12:39 pm

How do we get donors and volunteers to take the actions we need them to take? It turns out the nudge may be the best way. Last October, University of Chicago economist Richard H. Thaler was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Thaler’s work has persuaded many economists to pay more attention to human behavior and many governments to pay more attention to economics...

How Artificial Intelligence Can Protect Nonprofits Against Fraud
February 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

As we’re entering a very technologically advanced age, nonprofit organizations are often victim to fraud. Fraudsters are targeting nonprofits, using nonprofit donation pages as testing grounds for fraudulent card testing. Card testers build computer algorithms that automatically and rapidly attempt donation form submissions with different credit card number combinations...

4 Volunteer Management Best Practices of 2018
February 20, 2018 at 11:19 am

Volunteer management best practices have changed as volunteer expectations and the reach of nonprofit organizations evolve. That said, the ultimate goal has always been, and will always be, to provide great experiences to volunteers and impact the community in an organized and efficient way...

Penn State Students Raise More Than $10M in Dance Marathon
February 20, 2018 at 11:34 am

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as THON. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy. Money raised benefits pediatric cancer…

How to Recruit the Right Volunteers For Your Capital Campaign
February 19, 2018 at 12:07 pm

Because the goals are high, capital campaigns feel risky. And few people want to be associated with something they fear might not be successful. So you have to take great care in building confidence right from the start. And that starts with getting the right people on board...

6 Reasons Why Most Major Gift Job Descriptions Don’t Work
February 19, 2018 at 11:53 am

Most major gift officer job descriptions have everything in them, but the kitchen sink. And besides being really irritating, it actually hurts the MGO and what the organization is trying to do in major gifts...

Monthly Giving: Making a Mountain Out of a Molehill
February 19, 2018 at 11:56 am

For the past few years, my husband and I have been escaping the cold and snow in Massachusetts for a week by visiting Arizona. We absolutely love it. Dry heat, desert, space and so many things to do! Time flies. One of our favorite activities is hiking the mountains all around Phoenix. (If you’re familiar with the area, this time we saw White Tank Mountain and Lake Pleasant)...

To the Future and Beyond: 40 Nonprofit Trends for 2018
February 19, 2018 at 12:34 pm

A few years back, we started a tradition of kicking each new year off by informing you and, hopefully, inspiring you about the top trends in the sector. And this year is no different. The new administration brought many changes to our sector in 2017 and before the year ended, the new tax law took effect, which means no one really knows what is in store for 2018...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep. 33: Experts Weigh In On Top Nonprofit Trends for 2018
February 16, 2018 at 11:54 am

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: best practices for better donor engagement, 40 nonprofit trends for 2018 and the issue of failing nonprofits...