Wed.Sep 21, 2022

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.

How To Achieve Work-Life Balance, Prevent Burnout, Retain Nonprofit Employees, And Increase Productivity


This is part one in a two-part series from Madison Gonzalez on the importance of helping employees achieve work-life balance. . Helping Nonprofit Employees Achieve Work-Life Balance Isn’t Optional. Work-life balance. You’ve probably heard it mentioned many times before.

How Storytelling Can Help Personalize Donor Communications

NonProfit PRO

Storytelling can entertain, educate and entice people to act. Nonprofits have more stories at their fingertips than any other organization.

Digging in: who donates to the nonprofits you care about? 


Ever wonder who donates to a specific organization? Lots of people do—some are curious how an organization funds its work and others are looking for prospects of their own. If you’ve ever tried to research this, you know it’s a challenge! But don’t get discouraged.

Nonprofit Technology Adoption: Why It Matters and How to Be Successful

Discover how this high-level overview report can help get your organization in shape for technology adoption and read helpful best practices for facilitating this critical process.

U.S. Attorney Announces Federal Charges Against 47 Defendants in $250 Million Nonprofit Scheme

NonProfit PRO

The Department of Justice announced federal criminal charges against 47 defendants for their alleged roles in a $250 million fraud scheme that exploited a federally-funded child nutrition program during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Go Beyond Board Recruitment With the Theory of Change

NonProfit PRO

Throughout the nonprofit sector, there is significant activity around building a board that is inclusive and reflects the constituency of each nonprofit. The end result: more effective services. But recruitment is just the first step in achieving these outcomes.

10 Best Donation Form Examples to Improve Your Giving Experience


A confusing or shoddy donation form can discourage donations faster than anything else. Donation forms must provide a reason to give, make it easy and quick to donate, and collect enough information to reach donors again.

How Innovation Is Driving Change for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

For this edition, we wanted to dig into the innovation happening in the world of nonprofit fundraising, so we gathered some great minds to provide their insights and perspectives for you. Innovation is for everyone in the nonprofit community, and by embracing it we all win together

UK Benchmarks is back for 2023!


Read time: 2 minutes. Here at Benchmarks HQ, we aspire to both style and substance. We want our work to pack a punch, bursting with flavor and the right hint of sweetness. Perfectly proved, precisely piped. No soggy bottoms.

Become the Association Your Members Want

As the pandemic advanced, we were keenly aware of the apprehension and pain throughout our community. Clients and colleagues contacted us with questions about managing revenue shortfall, introducing new technology, and preparing for changing membership patterns. The.orgCommunity organized a Think Tank to help identify trends and crystalize our outlook on the future of membership. The sessions were facilitated by Elizabeth Engel, Chief Strategist, Spark Consulting. This article is the result of feedback gleaned during those dialogues, previous research, and the viewpoints of the.orgSource team.

Culture & Community Beacon: Evaluating Nonprofit Interconnectedness

Charity Navigator

The Culture & Community beacon of the Encompass Rating System comprises two vital assessments: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and Constituent Feedback.

The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 238: Creating an Advocacy Agenda


Whether it be convincing a board of directors, finding the time and resources, or seeking funds from grantmakers, many foundations face hurdles in creating an advocacy agenda. Chynna A.

CharityVillage Connects: Indigenous Leaders Discuss Truth and Reconciliation in the Nonprofit Sector

Charity Village

Please note: This podcast discusses topics that may be distressing and awaken memories of past traumatic experiences and abuse. Support is available for anyone affected by their experience at residential schools or by related reports.

How can nonprofits build public trust through accountability to beneficiaries?

ASU Lodestar Center

Illustration generated by DALL·E. posted by Daniel Tyrrell Fall 2021 Alumnus, ASU Master of Nonprofit Leadership and Management. The Trust Barometer 2021 Global Report reports that businesses are now the only institution trusted by the public, not nonprofits.

Achieving Organizational Transformation: Pathways to Success

Association executives—and hopefully their boards—know that they are facing perilous times. Driven by the pace of cultural and technological change, they are experiencing major disruptions in the traditional business models that used to guide organizational growth strategies.orgSource offers a straightforward approach to navigating these changes and readying your organization for growth.

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Needs an Operating Reserve


There has long been a popular misconception in the philanthropic sector—if a nonprofit has money, it must not need money.

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How Does LMS Improve The Learning Experience Of The Learners?


The LMS has become a vital part of the online employee training system in big corporations and with basic improvisations, the learning experiences can be scaled up significantly. Here are seven ways to do so