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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...

Smart Spending: 6 Ways to Keep Your Nonprofit's Overhead Low
February 16, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Nearly every business strives to operate with low overhead. Because nonprofit organizations rely on donations and grant money, rather than traditional sales, it's even more critical for these companies to keep spending to a minimum. While it may seem challenging—perhaps even downright impossible—to balance your budget in a way that keeps your organization afloat, following a few…

Corporate Volunteer Grants 101: A Beginner’s Guide
February 15, 2018 at 1:30 pm

Although it’s tempting at times to think of the nonprofit and the business worlds as completely separate, they actually rely on each other in a number of significant ways. In a socially conscious age, businesses genuinely want to support good work in their communities to be rewarded with positive public image...

9 Best Practices for Successful Fundraising Communications
February 15, 2018 at 1:15 pm

I don’t write copy for clients. It’s just not the most strategic use of my time. If you’re the CEO or chief development officer at a nonprofit, chances are this is true for you, too. I have yet to work with a CEO or chief development officer who is fulfilling his or her potential or responsibility in fundraising by re-writing (vs. brief edits) a document...