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Nonprofits Have More Reason to Rejoice This Holiday Season
December 21, 2017 at 10:51 am

#GivingTuesday on Nov. 28 was an extraordinary fundraising event for nonprofit organizations—from community groups to international charities— with charitable giving totaling over $274 million...

Senate Approves GOP Tax Plan (and How This Affects Nonprofits)
December 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm

In an interview with NonProfit PRO, Katie Leonberger, CEO of Community Resource Exchange (CRE), says that the implications to nonprofits can be dependent on whether the organization's funding comes from government funding at federal, state or local level, or whether its funding comes from foundations and individual supporters, who may increase their giving in the short-term...

Selling the Sizzle: Taking Board Member Participation to the Next Level
December 19, 2017 at 11:11 am

You say your nonprofit board members are unenthused about everything? For some members, their lack of enthusiasm is so profound, they fail to attend board and committee meetings. And many more members are so unenthused that they are not inclined to play an active role to support the nonprofit in achieving success...

Fundraising Events: Ensuring Exponential Results
December 18, 2017 at 11:13 am

I cut my professional teeth as an event fundraiser nearly 20 years ago. There was no better way to learn how to fundraise. I was forced to ask for money, form relationships quickly and articulate a case for support over and over again. Plus, I got to eat a lot of free food, which in my early 20s was a significant financial benefit! It laid a tremendous foundation for the fundraising career that followed...

Donor Intent: What It Is and Why It Matters
December 15, 2017 at 10:54 am

Years ago, Charles Francis “Chuck” Feeney, a successful Irish-American capitalist, philanthropist and the founder of The Atlantic Philanthropies decided to contribute a gift of $350 million to Cornell University. It was one of the many gifts he and The Atlantic Philanthropies were making while he was alive...

You’re Invited: Be a Part of NonProfit PRO’s New Research Study on Leadership Impact
December 14, 2017 at 11:15 am

That’s right ladies and gentlemen—NonProfit PRO is embarking on a new research initiative, and it’s all circling around the topic of nonprofit leadership. As our nonprofit sectors continue to grow and evolve, it’s more pertinent than ever for leadership teams to learn about the latest trends and tactics for effective organizational management across the board...

3 Secrets to Boosting Year-End Donations
December 7, 2017 at 12:56 pm

These December days seem to be flying by so quickly. People are making their holiday preparations—decorating the house, planning parties and buying gifts for their loved ones—and that doesn’t always include donating to charity...

#GivingTuesday Donations Skyrocket, Reach Record High in 2017
December 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

One of the most crucial days in a nonprofit organization’s fiscal year happens the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. An annual event, which is recognized as “#GivingTuesday,” was created in 2012 by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact at the 92nd Street Y to celebrate and encourage charitable giving...

Facebook Plans on Saying 'Goodbye' to Donation Fees for Nonprofits
December 4, 2017 at 11:37 am

Facebook introduced the “Donate” button on its ever-expanding social media platform back in 2013 in hopes of giving nonprofit organizations more exposure and helping these organizations increase their fundraising dollars. But there was a 5 percent fee associated with donations to cover items...

How the Proposed Changes in the Tax Code Could Impact Your Organization
November 30, 2017 at 12:29 pm

The end of the year is approaching and along with that, the traditional wave of last-minute, tax-deductible gifts from supporters. Or is it? This uncertainty around tax-deductible gifts isn't a commentary on the ever-fluctuating state of affairs at your organization or in our country, rather it’s about proposed changes to the tax code...

Use Texting to Streamline Your Open-Enrollment Process
November 30, 2017 at 12:24 pm

There is a lot of time and money wasted in inefficient processes within a company. The best way to combat poor strategies is by working to streamline the processes and incorporate technology that can offer solutions...

#GivingTuesday: 5 Articles to Read in Preparation for the Year-End Giving Season
November 28, 2017 at 11:07 am

#GivingTuesday is one of the most—if not the most—important times of the year for a nonprofit organization. As your nonprofit makes way and launches its #GivingTuesday campaign, your nonprofit is probably also scrambling around, getting ready to launch other year-end giving campaigns. If you think about it, we only have one more month left until 2018...

Uber Enters 2-Year Partnership With Meals on Wheels
November 22, 2017 at 11:14 am

Uber, a technology company that has simplified getting a ride to your destination with a click of a button, has partnered with Meals on Wheels to further the nonprofit’s mission of “providing healthy meals to homebound seniors, veterans and more...

Major Gifts: How Does Your Nonprofit Stack Up to Others?
November 21, 2017 at 12:25 pm

Major gifts is a topic in fundraising that will never dwindle. These kinds of gifts are significant to all nonprofits, but cultivating these donors takes a lot of investment in time and energy...

Report: Donor-Advised Fund Grants Exceed $15B for the First Time Ever
November 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

For the past 7 years, the National Philanthropic Trust has been closely following donor-advised fund trends by conducting in-depth research reports. While donor-advised funds have been around for over a decade, its popularity has been rapidly increasing over the past few years...

How Successful Is Your Nonprofit's Social Program?
November 20, 2017 at 12:36 pm

Do you have a successful program at your nonprofit organization? If so, how would you or how did you scale that program up? There has been little to no research on how nonprofits have successfully expanded social programs...

Think Creatively: 8 Copywriting Tips for Better Donor Engagement
November 16, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Let’s say you’ve been asked to write the year-end appeal for your organization. Now you’re staring at that proverbial blank sheet of paper or more likely, the new (and wordless) document you’ve opened on your computer. You feel the pressure mounting …And now what do you do?...