Will Nonprofit Employees Unionize?
January 20, 2022 at 11:00 am

A new year is a new opportunity for nonprofits to think and act anew. Take, for instance, attempts by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union and the Office and Professional Employees International Union to unionize all nonprofits.

Expert Fundraisers Are Made, Not Born — And Here's How
January 19, 2022 at 1:12 pm

What makes an expert fundraiser? Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson coined the phrase “deliberate practice” to explain how people acquired expertise, and while there’s nuance in today’s science of expertise, the most inspirational takeaway from Ericsson’s work is that experts are made, not born. 

Quit Calling It a 'Walk'
January 19, 2022 at 12:38 pm

Our Groundhog Day conversation starts this way: “What activity should we pivot to right now?” We are going to make several arguments, most of which you will probably hate.

Private Grants: Are They for Your Nonprofit?
January 18, 2022 at 11:43 am

If nonprofits have the program-impact metrics, private and corporate grant awards can increase their revenue by multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Over time, these awards can mount into eye-popping sums. Here is a seven-step assessment to see if private grants are worth it for your nonprofit.

Q&A: Classy CEO Discusses GoFundMe Deal
January 14, 2022 at 3:30 pm

On a day full of client calls regarding the news of GoFundMe acquisition, Classy CEO Chris Himes chatted with NonProfit PRO about the deal, potential new features — like tying crowdfunding campaigns to nonprofit causes, evolving workplace giving and gathering donor preferences — and the future of nonprofit technology.

How a Planned Giving Program Can Increase Fundraising Now
January 14, 2022 at 3:18 pm

Most nonprofit leaders are reluctant to start a planned giving program because they don’t see the immediate value. The thinking is, “Why should I create a program that won’t benefit the organization for another 10 to 15 years?” But, hold on. That actually isn’t true.