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Q&A: Doctors Without Borders Explains Its Donor-Centric Model
August 4, 2021 at 12:26 pm

Currently, Kim Goldsmith-N'Diaye, director of development at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders in the U.S., leads all of the fundraising at MSF, including mid-level gifts, major gifts, planned gifts, corporate gifts and foundation gifts. In an exclusive interview with NonProfit PRO, Goldsmith-N'Diaye shared more about MSF’s donor retention efforts, gave an overview of its communications strategy, explained why its monthly giving program is so critical and much more.

How To Engage New Audiences on Facebook Using Messenger
August 4, 2021 at 1:03 pm

Let’s walk through how you can use Facebook — specifically, Facebook Challenges and Messenger — as a tool to engage new audiences and raise your relationships (and revenue!) in 2021 and beyond. Facebook Challenges open the door for engagement with new supporters and Messenger seals the deal. Let’s dive in to explore both...

2021 Nonprofit Professional of the Year Nominations Now Open
August 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

NonProfit PRO would like to recognize all the tireless effort that the best and brightest nonprofit employees and board members have devoted toward nonprofit missions. We are now accepting nominations for our annual Nonprofit Professional of the Year Awards...

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...

Why You Need Different 'Prices' for Donor Asks
August 2, 2021 at 11:52 am

In fundraising, a donor parts with money when he or she perceives that the “price” being “paid” is worth what happens when the money is used. The donor is giving a sum of money for something, and it is right for him or her. What is right for the donor as it relates the amount you propose to ask for?...

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...

Volunteer-Management Tool Mobilizes 20,000 Volunteers for Week of Service in LA
August 3, 2021 at 12:16 pm

Nonprofits often have to mobilize a large number of volunteers quickly and efficiently to make an event run smoothly and keep expenses down so money raised can go directly toward the cause. Love Has No Limits and Stand Together Foundation recently activated 20,000 volunteers for more than 120,000 combined service hours in just one week via a technology platform...

The Pandemic Changed Our Ability To Gather, But Not Our Ability To Give
August 3, 2021 at 11:34 am

As the executive director of a nonprofit, I’ve seen firsthand the devastating effects the pandemic had on organizations like ours and philanthropic efforts in general. Recovering from our own internal setbacks while focusing on the acute needs of those we serve, my peers and I are now taking stock of lessons learned and reexamining how to move forward collectively...