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Practice Saying ‘I’m Sorry’
September 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm

For nonprofits, apologizing is effective when it addresses two quite different situations. First, admit the mistakes you make in your programs. For example, the social service program that delivered mediocre outcomes or the performing arts performance that bombed...

Opinion: Nothing Has Yet Gone To Charity
September 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm

President Donald J. Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million, and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. That amount doubled former President Barack Obama's then-record inauguration donations in 2009, which totaled around $53 million...

Building a Culture of Philanthropy: Board Members as P2P Fundraisers
September 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

I sit on several nonprofit boards and have led and managed many. What I found is executives and community leaders who serve on nonprofit boards do so because they have a passion for the cause and they typically know quite a bit about the organization...

5 Tips on Partnering Your Nonprofit With the Private Sector
September 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

When an organization teams up with a business for a good cause, it can create more buzz and momentum for a project. While there are a myriad of benefits to getting the private sector involved in your campaign, you need to make sure the entire process is painless for all involved. The majority of businesses…

Salma Hayek Is Helping Raise Money for Mexico's Earthquake Victims
September 21, 2017 at 12:19 pm

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Central Mexico on Tuesday, crumbling infrastructure and killing more than 230 people so far, including at least 25 school children. Families are still searching for their loved ones as rescue teams dig through rubble to uncover survivors. And hospital staff are doing their best to treat the hundreds of people…

Understand What Your Volunteers Need From Your Nonprofit
September 20, 2017 at 12:26 pm

Remember Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Just about everybody got a dose of Maslow somewhere along the line, either in high school social studies class, or college psychology or sociology courses. And if it somehow slipped by you in school, you may have read about it in management or productivity books. Even books on project management talk about it...

NPP P2P Power Session Spotlight: The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
September 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

There is a staggering number of young adults between the ages of 20 and 39 who are diagnosed with cancer each year. Specifically, that number is over 60,000—and that’s in the U.S. alone. Even more heart wrenching, approximately 9,000 young adults pass away each year from cancer...

Planning Ahead: Overcoming Volunteer Turnover
September 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

Turnover is costly, even in the nonprofit sector. Although most volunteers are not paid, extensive training may go into preparing the volunteer to perform their duties. Nonprofits also invest money in recruiting volunteers either by inbound or outbound marketing strategies...

Billionaire CEO Taizo Son Predicts ICOs Will Come to Dominate Fundraising
September 20, 2017 at 12:38 pm

Regulators are scrutinizing the new red-hot fundraising trend in which start-ups and blockchain companies bring in millions of dollars by issuing virtual tokens to investors in exchange for money. But one Japanese billionaire investor thinks that, with time, the so-called initial coin offerings (ICOs) will become one of the "greatest major methods" for start-ups to…

Weyerhaeuser Mansion Sold to Nonprofit for Nearly $5.9M
September 20, 2017 at 12:35 pm

The Weyerhaeuser mansion in Tacoma’s North End has been sold for nearly $5.9 million to a nonprofit that announced the Tacoma Waldorf School will occupy the education building on the grounds. Sale of the iconic estate at 4301 N. Stevens St. closed Monday with Trouve, a Lakewood-based nonprofit created last year, according to Pierce County…