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Are You Prepared for Your Next Nonprofit Job Interview?

I was recently asked to sit on a nonprofit position interview as an unpaid adviser. I was also asked to serve as an adviser to a nonprofit search committee. Another hiring firm contacted me recently and asked me to recommend them to a prospective nonprofit. There is a great deal of action in the nonprofit hiring world these days...

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Are You Prepared for Your Next Nonprofit Job Interview?
July 30, 2021 at 12:13 pm

I was recently asked to sit on a nonprofit position interview as an unpaid adviser. I was also asked to serve as an adviser to a nonprofit search committee. Another hiring firm contacted me recently and asked me to recommend them to a prospective nonprofit. There is a great deal of action in the nonprofit hiring world these days...

Why Recurring Giving Leads to Better Donor Retention
July 29, 2021 at 1:13 pm

If you look at the most recent statistics on donor retention, the year 2020 was not great. One reason was that many organizations put a hold on asking for contributions in the first half of the year because they worried about donors not giving. Many continued to be reluctant well into the second half. Hence, many donors who gave in 2019, never gave in 2020...

Skechers Reaches $7M in Donations in Petco Love Partnership
July 29, 2021 at 12:48 pm

Since 2019, Skechers has donated a quarter from each BOBS from Skechers product sold in the U.S. and Canada to Petco Love, a nonprofit that helps to save the lives of dogs, cats and other pets in America’s shelters. The shoe brand announced last week that its efforts reached the $7 million mark...

Colorectal Cancer Alliance Announces $3.4M in Partnership Funding to Address Health Disparities
July 28, 2021 at 1:03 pm

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance announced a trio of major gifts from corporate partners on Monday. The donations specifically target the health disparities in colorectal cancer among underserved communities that face barriers in access to screening and prevention as Black Americans are 20% more likely to be diagnosed and 40% more likely to die from the disease...

6 Ways To Use Online Forms at Your Nonprofit
July 28, 2021 at 12:17 pm

Most nonprofits today face similar challenges. Among them are acquiring and retaining donors, finding volunteers, promoting brand awareness, competing for scarce resources and engaging the community — all with limited time and often insufficient budgets. For nonprofits willing to embrace technology, online forms can help alleviate at least some of these constraints...

The NonProfit Voice Ep 51: How to File Nonprofit Insurance Claims
July 28, 2021 at 9:00 am

In this episode of The NonProfit Voice, Amanda Cole, editor-in-chief of NonProfit PRO, is joined by Joy Fennell, insurance coordinator and fleet clerk for Merakey, and Alyssa Lare, claims team leader for Philadelphia Insurance Companies. Listen to our conversation for a thorough overview of what types of claims nonprofits typically file, how to file those claims, how to avoid common filing mistakes and more...

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Makes Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Easier With Mobile App Integration
July 27, 2021 at 12:07 pm

One of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals' largest peer-to-peer events is the Miracle Network Dance Marathon, a movement that unites high school, college and university students in raising funds and awareness for children’s hospitals. When the nonprofit held a contest for new and big ideas to grow the program last year, Louisiana State University suggested a new mobile app to replace its existing solution...

3 Strategies to Get Creative With Donor Acquisition
July 27, 2021 at 10:40 am

So, where do new nonprofit donors come from? From putting yourself out there! Stop saying, “If people only knew about us, they’d support us.” Waiting passively for folks to be attracted to you is a losing proposition. Your job is to proactively attract them...

Plan for Monthly Donors Helps You To Be for the Unexpected
July 26, 2021 at 11:11 am

For many of you, this, too, may be a good time to sit down and take a moment and look at the plan for the fall. Sometimes all it takes is writing something down and putting it somewhere you can see it. Nothing happens magically, but just putting it on your to-do list will make it much more likely to happen...