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Small Nonprofits Can Have a Major Gift Program, Too!
April 9, 2018 at 10:57 am

Being a small nonprofit is never an excuse to not have a major gift program. Lately, I’ve been talking to a great number of executive directors and development directors from small nonprofits. Bottom line: Everyone is overworked and doing multiple jobs...

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...

Nonprofit Organizations Band Together to Create The Audacious Project
April 6, 2018 at 11:58 am

In a joint endeavor, nonprofit organizations, which include TED, Skoll Foundation, Virgin Unite, The Bridgespan Group, Dalio Foundation, The Elma Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, banded together to create The Audacious Project: Collaborative Philanthropy for Bold Ideas...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 40: How to Improve Your Nonprofit Board of Directors
April 6, 2018 at 12:07 pm

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: how nonprofit leadership can improve its board of directors, 10 ways nonprofits can save on overhead costs and nonprofits should not overlook small monthly donors...

Nonprofit Mission Possible
April 6, 2018 at 12:01 pm

I work for Indiana Division of The Salvation Army. The nonprofit mission is as follows: “The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination...

Where the Major Donors Are
April 5, 2018 at 10:29 am

As I heard a development officer giving his tips about major donors, I couldn’t help but think of Maurice Sendak’s classic, “Where the Wild things Are.” In Sendak’s tale, the little boy Max is sent to bed after wreaking havoc in his house...

5 Online Fundraising Best Practices to Retain More Donors
March 28, 2018 at 11:49 am

When it comes to perfecting your online fundraising strategy, nonprofits often focus on leveraging software to enable convenient digital donations. Making giving easy for your online supporters is certainly important. However, if your nonprofit wants to bolster your online fundraising strategy over time, you need to take into account the way these software strategies can boost donor retention rates...

How Nonprofit Leadership Can Improve Its Board of Directors
March 30, 2018 at 11:06 am

In today’s competitive nonprofit market, it’s imperative for nonprofit leadership teams to determine short-term and long-term goals, systematically strategize their fundraising initiatives and manage their staff members as effectively and efficiently as possible...

Understand the Regulations, and Educate Your Nonprofit Board Members
April 4, 2018 at 11:18 am

As development professionals, it generally falls to us (the executive director and the person in charge of finance are often in the boat with us) to keep current on the fundraising regulations of countries and states in which our nonprofit organizations solicit funds to support our missions. It can be difficult to keep up and, sometimes, we may miss things; it happens...

Breaking the Nonprofit ‘Middle Child Syndrome’
April 4, 2018 at 11:14 am

Does your organization suffer from the “middle child syndrome?” Middle children often feel that they are neglected—that it doesn’t matter what they do, they are never going to be great. They sometimes can’t figure out how to be extraordinary. They can’t break out of the middle child syndrome...