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NPP #Trending Now: Episode 3
May 26, 2017 at 10:30 am

This week, our readers were interested in learning more about the nonprofit sector's employment "problem," what donors expect and how to manage their expectations and cost-effective tips for improving your nonprofit's website!...

Unraveling Donor-Centricity: Love Is the Answer
May 26, 2017 at 10:19 am

Great fundraising is focused on the long-term—taking that donor from first-time gift… to lifetime. And it’s built around the science of human behavior and what actually works. We see it time and time again: the very practice of donor-centricity leads to community...

Running Down a Dream
May 26, 2017 at 10:21 am

Start today to position yourself for future positions by acquiring proper and needed attributes. Prepare yourself properly for the complex nonprofit future and never stop running down a dream! Do not wait for the dream that “might” come to you. Be proactive and go for it!...

In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren't
May 26, 2017 at 10:33 am

One in eight Americans—42 million people—still struggles to get enough to eat. And while that number has been going down recently, hunger appears to be getting worse in some economically distressed areas, especially in rural communities. Food banks that serve these areas are also feeling the squeeze, as surplus food supplies dwindle, but the lines…

Is Your Measurement Missing the Mark?
May 25, 2017 at 10:22 am

The right attribution for your organization opens a new world of more effective spending. The right attribution enables you to raise more money or give money back to the organization to spend on its important mission...

3 Things to Consider When Fundraising Is No Longer ‘Fun’
May 25, 2017 at 9:25 am

Have you had a day when you just felt like there had to be a better career to pursue than fundraising? I know I have. Fortunately, those days have been far outnumbered by those days when I feel honored to do the work I do...

Rise of the Donor-Advised Fund: A Fast-Growing Vehicle to Charitable Giving
May 25, 2017 at 9:41 am

In our sector, we are constantly faced with obstacles of how we can increase charitable giving; but more particularly, how can we get our donors to continue to give over the years. A donor-advised fund is an account sponsored by a nonprofit organization that enables donors to give to charities and receive tax benefits—essentially a charitable savings account…

Michael Bloomberg Gives $75M to Shed Arts Center
May 25, 2017 at 9:51 am

The ambitious new arts center known as the Shed, rising in Hudson Yards, has received $75 million from Michael R. Bloomberg, showing just how much the Far West Side continues to be shaped by a small group of influential billionaires. They include Stephen M. Ross, the chairman of Related Companies, and Barry Diller, the media…

How to Tell If It’s Time to Hire an Executive Director
May 25, 2017 at 9:47 am

Your nonprofit has served its mission statement well. So well in fact, that the directory of volunteers has grown from a half-page to just over three pages. Since those first meetings in a living room more than a decade ago, the nonprofit now has a conference room in a rented office. No more garage storage…