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Georgia Authorities Indict 14 Individuals for Running a Sham Charity

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The state’s attorney general is alleging charity fraud and claiming Georgia Peach Youth Club of America Inc. was run by a subset of a well-known Los Angeles street gang, using the charity as human trafficking ring for more than three years. Ethics/Accountability

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Authorized Entities Trusted Intermediaries

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

exception, Section 121, posted at Bookshare as the Chafee Amendment, the term is "authorized entities." In the statute: "authorized entity" means a nonprofit organization or a governmental agency that has a primary mission to provide specialized services relating to training, education, or adaptive reading or information access needs of blind or other persons with disabilities; In this case, authorized means authorized under the statute.

The Fundraising Authority - Untitled Article

The Fundraising Authority

I was thrilled to have an opportunity to speak to the work of The Fundraising Authority and my experience in the nonprofit industry. . Last week, I was a panelist on an upcoming panel called “The Ins and Out of Grant Writing for Nonprofits” hosted by NXUnite! .

Creating Fundraising Systems for Your Nonprofit

The Fundraising Authority

This is a two part article on how to create fundraising systems for your nonprofit. In Part 1, we will talk about what fundraising systems are and why they are important for development. In Part 2, we will show you how to create systems at your organization. One Seriously Stressed Out Nonprofit.

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The 5 Rules of Successful Annual Appeal Fundraising Letters

The Fundraising Authority

An organization’s annual fundraising appeal letter is a yearly letter that gets sent out to your current donors asking for general operating funds for your nonprofit organization.

10+ Best eLearning Course Authoring Software Platforms

Web Courseworks Associations

Your team, subject matter experts (SMEs), and eLearning consultants work together to author content for your courses. Your choice in course authoring software is just as crucial as the tools you choose to deliver the content to learners. What are the best eLearning authoring software?

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The Coming of Age of a Robust Web-Based Authoring Suite

Web Courseworks Associations

Side note: you can author in Mozilla Firefox, but domiKnow does not officially test/support this browser, so maybe have a second look in another browser.). Indeed, this might be ok for people who only occasionally need to author content. Blog course authoring domiknow domiknow one

Who Qualifies as a Major Donor Prospect for Your Organization? (3 Guidelines)

The Fundraising Authority

The following is an excerpt from our class How to Find New Major Donors and Get Them to Give to Your Non-Profit. Who qualifies as a major donor prospect for your organization? As you are looking for donors to make contact with and insert into your fundraising funnel, you don’t want to waste time.

The Write Words: Great Themes for Authors and Bloggers

Byte Technology

A multi-purpose theme that is great for authors, Creativo comes preloaded with several website layouts that can be installed with just a click of the mouse. With portfolio type content, full WooCommerce support (important for those authors and writers who plan on selling their work via the site), three distinct design layouts and lots of choices for skins, headers, color choices etc.,

How to Set Sponsorship Levels and Benefits for Your Next Fundraising Event

The Fundraising Authority

For example, if you are holding an event to raise money for a school, you could name your sponsor levels: Scholar, Essayist, Author, Contributor, Friend. The post How to Set Sponsorship Levels and Benefits for Your Next Fundraising Event first appeared on The Fundraising Authority.

Eight Fundamental Concepts for Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Events

The Fundraising Authority

The post Eight Fundamental Concepts for Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Events first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Fundraising events are a staple part of non-profit development programs worldwide.

The Top 8 Ways to Increase Your Prospect List

The Fundraising Authority

The post The Top 8 Ways to Increase Your Prospect List first appeared on The Fundraising Authority.

Fundraiser vs. Friendraiser vs. Waste of Time

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Emily Garecht The post Fundraiser vs. Friendraiser vs. Waste of Time first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Last night, I was watching an old episode of The Office (US version) that brought a common non-profit problem to mind.

Two Qualities Donors Need To See Before They Invest Big

The Fundraising Authority

The post Two Qualities Donors Need To See Before They Invest Big first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. As fundraisers, we often focus on planning and tactics: what five things are we going to do to raise $200,000 this year?

Online Marketing For Busy Authors

Eric Jacobson

"There has never been a better time to be an author," says Fauzia Burke , "because for the first time authors have direct access to their readers. Because of this new dynamic and opportunity for authors, Burke, founder and president of FSB Associates , wrote her new book, Online Marketing for Busy Authors: A Step-by-Step Guide. It's easy for authors to get lost. A website is an extension of a resume and it helps authors build trust with their readers.

Fit At Last Book Author Insights

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book, Fit at Last: Look and Feel Better Once and for All , co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Tim Kearin traces business author Blanchard's weight-loss journey with fitness expert Kearin, and how finally at the age of 73, Ken dropped over thirty pounds in the course of a single year.

Insights From The Authors Of The Leadership Book, Step Up

Eric Jacobsen Blog

The book's two authors awhile back shared these insights with me: A Conversation with Henry Evans and Colm Foster, authors of Step Up What is a “leadership moment”? The book, Step Up , shows readers how to step up to the plate during six critical leadership moments.

LMS, LCMS, Content Authoring: Exploring eLearning Tools

WBT Systems

An authoring tool , also called an eLearning development tool, is used to create the lessons themselves. A Learning Content Management System (LCMS) typically is an LMS to which the LMS vendor has added an authoring tool. Multimedia content, especially interactive content created using content authoring tools, must conform to eLearning Content Standards, and you will need to check that your LMS supports the relevant standards for your content.

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3 Quick Ways to Double Your Online Fundraising Revenue

The Fundraising Authority

Take a look at The Fundraising Authority website. Photo Credit: MyDigitalSLR The post 3 Quick Ways to Double Your Online Fundraising Revenue first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. In Mastering Online Fundraising , our class for non-profit fundraisers, we talk a lot about how small changes to your online fundraising strategy can result in major returns, including new prospects, new event attendees, and of course, new donors.

Free Thank You Note Generator

The Fundraising Authority

The post Free Thank You Note Generator first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. How we say "thank you" matters. Thanking donors and supporters is to essential any fundraising program. But, not all “thank you”s are equal. A well crafted “thank you” can add meaning to a donor’s life and deepen their connection with your organization. Most thank you letters describe the gift, the gift’s fund, and the organization’s mission and some nice words from the signer.

A 10 Step Guide to a Throwing a Successful Fundraising Event

The Fundraising Authority

The post A 10 Step Guide to a Throwing a Successful Fundraising Event first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Charity events are a popular form of fundraising. While they can be great money makers for an organization, they can also be time consuming and expensive. The success of charity events depends on careful planning.

3 Great Unusual Fundraising Ideas

The Fundraising Authority

The post 3 Great Unusual Fundraising Ideas first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. When small and midsized non-profits are looking for new fundraising ideas, they are usually given ideas that require a lot of work for only a little return. Things like carwashes, rummage sales, and spare change collections can raise money, but often take a ton of work in return for just a few thousand dollars of fundraising profit.

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Here’s How to Raise More Money with Your Next Fundraising Letter

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Caitlin Regan The post Here’s How to Raise More Money with Your Next Fundraising Letter first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. I am in the middle of writing a direct mail fundraising letter for a non-profit client, and tomorrow I will be presenting the letter to them, and explaining why it will be effective. And it got me thinking… there are really only three things that separate super-successful fundraising letters from ones that are just mediocre.

How to Do Year-End Fundraising the Right Way (Part I)

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Kelly Schott The post How to Do Year-End Fundraising the Right Way (Part I) first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. We all know how important the final 4-6 weeks of the calendar year are for non-profit fundraising. According to Charity Navigator , mid-sized non-profits may see up to 40% of their total yearly contributions come in between the Thanksgiving Holiday (in the US) and the New Year!

How to Do Year-End Fundraising the Right Way (Part II)

The Fundraising Authority

In the meantime, be sure to check out some of these great strategy tips from other non-profit consultants and authors: Increase Your Year-End Fundraising with this Simple Strategy – by Gail Perry. The post How to Do Year-End Fundraising the Right Way (Part II) first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Last week, we started a three article series on year-end fundraising. The first part described why donors give during the year-end giving season.

What to Do When a Major Donor Prospect Says No

The Fundraising Authority

The post What to Do When a Major Donor Prospect Says No first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Is there any more depressing word in the fundraiser’s lexicon than “no”? It means all of your efforts, research, and cultivation will not be resulting in a gift from this prospect. Often, it means explaining to your boss, or to a referring board member, that no, you were not able to secure a donation, and no, the donor does not want to think about it… they outright declined.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Fundraisers

The Fundraising Authority

Related Articles from The Fundraising Authority: The Four Key Fundraising Roles of Your Board of Directors. Sign up for The Fundraising Authority Newsletter , and get your free copy of How to Hold Great Fundraising Events: A Step by Step Guide.

Fundraising & Public Relations: What’s the Connection?

The Fundraising Authority

first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. As development professionals, volunteers, and board members, we spend a lot of time searching for new prospects … trying to find new individuals, companies and foundations who might respond to our message, who we can cultivate, and who, over time, might make a significant gift to help us continue our work. Prospecting can be time-consuming, and can often be disheartening, if we have trouble finding and cultivating new leads.

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Why Volunteers Make Amazing Donors

The Fundraising Authority

Fish and Wildlife Service The post Why Volunteers Make Amazing Donors first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Guest Post by Corbit Harrison from VolunteerHub. Your volunteers are already some of your most committed supporters.

Sharing Power, Holding Expertise: The Future of Authority Revisited

Museum 2.0

Their questions made me think about a blog post I wrote in 2008, The Future of Authority. The Future of Authority: Platform Power (first published October 2008) I have a lot of conversations with people that go like this: Other person: "So, you think that museums should let visitors control the museum experience?" Other person: "But doesn't that erode museums' authority?"

Developing a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your Organization

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Yandle The post Developing a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your Organization first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. The tactical strategy for your fundraising should not be random, and it shouldn’t be based on a “we’ll figure this out as we go along” mentality. Your best bet to ensure maximum revenue is to lay out a tactical fundraising calendar as part of your overall fundraising plan.

Free Thank You Note Generator

The Fundraising Authority

The post Free Thank You Note Generator first appeared on The Fundraising Authority How we say "thank you" matters. Thanking donors and supporters is to essential any fundraising program. But, not all “thank you”s are equal. A well crafted “thank you” can add meaning to a donor’s life and deepen their connection with your organization. Most thank you letters describe the gift, the gift’s fund, and the organization’s mission and some nice words from the signer.

The Best Place to Find New Donor Prospects for Your Non-Profit

The Fundraising Authority

The post The Best Place to Find New Donor Prospects for Your Non-Profit first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Almost every non-profit organization wants to find new prospects to keep their donor funnel full. Without new prospects coming into the pipeline, there won’t be anybody to cultivate, you won’t be able to make any asks, and ultimately, your events, direct mail, and fundraising campaigns will fail.

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Making the Most of Year End Fundraising Appeals

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Andiona The post Making the Most of Year End Fundraising Appeals first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. The end of the calendar year can (and should) be a bonanza for non-profit organizations looking to raised small and medium-sized gifts to round out their fundraising numbers.

Holding an Event is NOT Your Whole Fundraising Strategy

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: ProjectExploration The post Holding an Event is NOT Your Whole Fundraising Strategy first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. I like fundraising events. I’ve managed (literally) hundreds of them during my fundraising career, from $500,000 galas to $10,000 hosted events and everything in between. Heck, I’ve even written a handbook on a certain kind of fundraising event. So… I’m not one of those “fundraising events aren’t worth the effort” snobs.

Stay Focused, Fundraiser!

The Fundraising Authority

first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Recently, I’ve encountered a phenomenon among development staffs and non-profit executive directors that seems to effect organizations both large and small. It causes non-profits to raise less money than they could, while expending far more energy and effort than necessary. Likewise, it wastes precious dollars in the fundraising budget in return for very little gain.

Are You Stewarding Your Donors?

The Fundraising Authority

first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. A few weeks ago, I wrote an article called Prospect. Cultivate. that detailed the process of moving new prospects from investigating your non-profit to investing in your mission.

The Four Key Fundraising Roles of Your Board of Directors

The Fundraising Authority

Photo Credit: Jukka Zitting The post The Four Key Fundraising Roles of Your Board of Directors first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Far too many non-profit fundraisers approach board fundraising as if they have boards full of movers and shakers who know how to raise money, even when that’s not the case. These fundraisers and non-profit managers get annoyed and frustrated with their boards, which doesn’t help anyone, including the organization itself.

Steal this E-Mail! A Sample Year-End Fundraising E-Mail for Your Non-Profit

The Fundraising Authority

A Sample Year-End Fundraising E-Mail for Your Non-Profit first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. It’s almost the year-end giving season, and most non-profits I know are getting ready to reach out to their donors to ask for one more donation before the end of the year. As well they should… a very high percentage of all charitable gifts are made during the year-end fundraising cycle.

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6 Places to Find Grants for Your Non-Profit

The Fundraising Authority

The post 6 Places to Find Grants for Your Non-Profit first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. Many non-profit organizations rely on grants from foundations, corporations, and government agencies to round out their fundraising efforts.

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Everything You Need To Know About the Google Ad Grant

The Fundraising Authority

The post Everything You Need To Know About the Google Ad Grant first appeared on The Fundraising Authority. It’s no secret that Google Ad Grants is a fantastic resource for nonprofits. However, many eligible people are still unaware of the program and how to use it.

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TechNow Conference Keynote Aliza Sherman, Co-Author Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Beth Kanter

But most exciting of all is that my Happy Healthy Nonprofit co-author, Aliza Sherman, will be the featured keynote.She will share ideas in our book about self-care and avoiding burnout, especially the kind that is cause by technology use. If you don’t alreay know my co-author, Aliza Sherman, she helped pave the way for women online and in the Internet industry.