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The Power of Nonprofit Volunteerism at Hidden Falls Camp
May 25, 2018 at 11:27 am

Nonprofit volunteerism can be such a power thing. The other day, I woke up early, ready to spend the day as a volunteer to build a new playground for children at Hidden Falls Camp. I would spend five hours this day driving to and from this remote location in the southern rolling hills of Indiana...

Digital Fundraising Guide for Nonprofit Board Members
May 24, 2018 at 4:05 pm

In an increasingly digital world, nonprofits need to become accessible via phone, computer and tablet. Digital fundraising can be complicated for some nonprofit board members; however, it does not have to be!

Annual Fundraising Plan
May 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Download this printable workbook and calendar designed to have you think through and create a well written and compelling annual communications plan. Connect with your donors and inspire action all year long by developing a messaging strategy that is interesting and engaging with the help of our insider tips, sample pre-written messages and monthly

5 Keys to Painless Graphic Design
May 24, 2018 at 10:20 am

Of course, everyone works differently and not all graphic designers are the same, but I’ve found that following some simple guidelines can help keep a project on schedule and on budget, with the desired end result of a beautiful and effective graphic design...

Is Your Nonprofit Apolitical? Think Again…
May 24, 2018 at 10:07 am

Understanding the moral foundations that resonate with both liberals and conservatives is essential. If you want to cast a wide net, take care to characterize your mission in ways that will appeal to both. Once you understand the five foundations, you’ve cracked the code...

Entrepreneurial Fundraising: Is It for Your Nonprofit?
May 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm

In my experience, nonprofits can be divided into two groups based on the organizational model they deploy: those that depend on a legacy model that depends on an established donor base supporting an entrenched institution, and those that take a more entrepreneurial fundraising approach...

Women's Philanthropy Institute
May 22, 2018 at 5:08 pm

The Women's Philanthropy Institute's latest study finds that both men and women are increasingly embracing impact investing—but do so in different ways.

Recap of #18NTC, Part 2: Facebook Fundraising Tools
May 22, 2018 at 12:08 pm

I was thrilled to have been selected to present a session this year, all about one of my favorite topics, Facebook Fundraising! Joining me to share insights from the trenches were Joe Gallant from Polaris and Jennifer Cheang from Mental Health America...

4 Inexpensive Board Collaboration Tools for Your Nonprofit
May 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

It’s not practical to assume that your nonprofit board of directors can feasibly communicate with each other only during official gatherings. However, if the people who are part of a board live in different places or have busy schedules, keeping in touch can be tough. Fortunately, there are numerous tools to aid in collaboration. They’re even reasonably priced!...

Nonprofit Funders, It’s Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves
May 22, 2018 at 11:52 am

A growing number of nonprofit funders participating in the “effective philanthropy” movement have embraced the idea that grant dollars can’t change everything. They steep all aspects of their work and staff in the belief that effective foundations don’t exist to grant money...

How to Reach Your Goal By Reframing Your Capital Campaign
May 21, 2018 at 1:08 pm

Some capital campaigns feel like a long slog. They begin with a big burst of energy and some large gifts from truly committed donors. But a couple of years later when, perhaps, the campaign has reached 70 or 80 percent of the goal, and the same remarkable volunteers continue to gather once a month to strategize about prospective donors, it can be hard to sustain the energy...

What Do Nonprofit Monthly Donors Really Think About Giving?
May 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm

As you may know, Penelope Burk does some tremendous research on donors thinking and behavior. From her 2017 report, I was particularly pleased to see the tremendous move from donors with the focus on monthly giving, especially for younger donors. I reported on this before...

The Race to Nonprofit Mediocrity
May 21, 2018 at 12:58 pm

Over the course of a year, I would guess that Richard and I speak with over a hundred different leaders and managers of nonprofits. Every one of them desperately wants to grow their major gift revenue, but they, in turn, race to nonprofit mediocrity...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 45: Why Nonprofits Need Social Media Marketing
May 18, 2018 at 1:28 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: questions to ask before buying donor management software, practical tips for implementing social media marketing into your nonprofit strategy and current trends in monthly giving...

Fundraising Software Checklist
May 18, 2018 at 9:41 am

Not happy with your donor management software? Our Fundraising Software Checklist can help you find the right fundraising software to suit your nonprofit’s needs. Making a change doesn’t have to be painful. Learn how to make the move that is best for you. Download our eBook!

Discover Giving Trends Among America’s Age Groups
May 17, 2018 at 5:16 pm

From Seniors and Boomers to Gen-Z, discover giving trends among U.S. age groups in the highly anticipated return of The Next Generation of American Giving report. Download it today for insight you need to focus on the generations giving today and plan for how they’ll give tomorrow.

Colorectal Cancer Prevention Program Makes Its Debut in Philadelphia
May 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm

Colorectal Cancer recently announced the launch of its colorectal cancer prevention program in Philadelphia. March Forth is a national prevention and screening initiative that works with partners, families and advocates across the country and aims to close the screening gap...

Fundraising Success: Saying Versus Hearing
May 17, 2018 at 2:26 pm

When we seek fundraising training to improve our skills—and get better results—one of those skills is distinguishing between “saying” and “hearing...