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The Impact of MacKenzie Scott’s Open Call Grants

NonProfit PRO

MacKenzie Scott recently awarded $640 million as part of her open call for grant applications. Here's the impact it's already having.

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Youth community service: Belonging, reciprocity, and agency 


How do young people today see their role in making the world a better place, and what are the implications for the social sector? A report from the Center for Expanding Leadership & Opportunity (CELO) and The Allstate Foundation explores how Gen Z is expanding the definition of “community service” and seeking to maximize impact—for themselves and the communities they serve.

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Impact Reporting: Moving from Outdated to Modern

NonProfit PRO

Reporting is essential for nonprofit organizations to demonstrate the impact of their work to funders and donors. However, many organizations struggle to capture, interpret, and utilize meaningful data due to outdated reporting practices. In this e-book, you’ll discover the four most common reporting mistakes you may be making and how to fix them. You’ll also learn how an impact management solution with built-in reporting capabilities can help.

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Participate in The 2024 Blackbaud Status of Canadian Fundraising Survey

Charity Village

Blackbaud invites nonprofit professionals to participate in The 2024 Blackbaud Status of Canadian Fundraising Survey. What are the fundraising opportunities you’re excited about and challenges you’re facing in 2024? Are other organizations like yours having a similar experience? Find out by adding your voice to The Status of Fundraising Report 2024.

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How To Cultivate Community Affinity Throughout The Generosity Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio, Director of Corporate Brand

This session will dive into how to create rich generosity experiences that foster long-lasting relationships. You’ll walk away with actionable insights to redefine how you engage with your supporters—emphasizing trust, engagement, and community over transactional giving models. 🤝 Industry expert Tim Sarrantonio will explore data-backed strategies to engage supporters as active participants in a community that values their contributions and shared ideals.

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Blackbaud Institute Shares Spotlight on 2023 Trends in Giving

NonProfit PRO

The Blackbaud Institute released its 2023 Trends in Giving Spotlight, which showed growth in online giving and more.

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Why you should write a thank you from the heart

Hands on Fundraising

Answer honestly: how much attention do you pay to the thank you letters or emails you receive after giving? Do you quickly review it to be sure it’s a thank you letter, then file it for your taxes? And does that make the whole experience feel a bit… impersonal? I’m asking not because I think […] The post Why you should write a thank you from the heart appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising.

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Ep. 30 | Nonprofit Accounting and Board Governance Explained, an interview with Ken Cerini


Join Val on Beyond the Donation as she discusses nonprofit accounting and the role of board members with Ken Cerini.

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Nonprofits Need to Innovate to Elevate Their Marketing Strategies

NonProfit PRO

When it comes to marketing, nonprofits often find themselves at a disadvantage, but unconventional strategies can help boost their reach.

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Google Analytics and Benchmarks: HAWK


Hey data friends, it’s our favorite time of the year, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, you can sip your iced coffee outside and read Benchmarks ! We have a couple of points of note around the transition from Google Analytics 4 (GA4) to Universal Analytics (UA) and how that impacted the website data in Benchmarks this year, but first, for fun, an action item!

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15 Games for Fundraising Campaigns

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to 15 Games for Fundraising Campaigns.

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The Retention Ripple Effect: Nonprofit Staff and Donor Dynamics

Speaker: Andrew Olsen, CFRE - EVP, Fundraising Solutions at DickersonBakker | Kat Landa, CFRE, CSD - SVP, Talent Solutions at DickersonBakker

Across the nonprofit sector, organizations invest heavily in donor retention efforts, yet the struggle of cultivating lasting relationships remains. While attracting new donors is crucial, the lack of repeat donors poses significant financial risks. Through a comprehensive analysis of industry data, experts argue that there is a direct correlation between donor burnout, donor retention, and the talent retention crisis.

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A reminder about power dynamics, because we keep forgetting

Nonprofit AF

Hi everyone, real quick before we focus on this week’s topic, for the past few months, Crappy Funding Practices has.

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Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits

NonProfit PRO

Free Guide to Social Media Strategies for Nonprofits.

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Fundraising Event Team 101: Choosing Your Event Caterer

Greater Giving

Throwing a Stellar Event? Don’t Forget About Event Catering! A successful event hinges on many details, and the meals you serve your guests are undeniably one of the most important. Choosing the right event caterer can elevate your gathering from good to great, leaving a lasting impression on your guests. But with so many options available, how do you narrow down your search and pick the perfect fit?

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Investor Makes $4.3 Billion Bid To Take Blackbaud Private

The NonProfit Times

Blackbaud’s largest shareholder, Clearlake Capital Group, has made another offer to take the fundraising and tech firm private. The $4.3 billion cash offer comes one year after Clearlake’s unsolicited $4 billion offer was rejected by Blackbaud’s board. It also comes a few weeks after Blackbaud’s board voted to repeal a “poison pill” it adopted in October 2023 to prevent any entity from acquiring a stake of more than 20%.

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How to Design a Seamless & Personalized Digital Donor Journey

Speaker: Tim Sarrantonio

The average nonprofit uses five or more different software platforms to create their donor’s journey, making the experience clunky and disjointed. If you want to design a magical online giving experience for donors, making their journey as seamless as possible is key. In this webinar with expert Tim Sarrantonio, you’ll learn the fundamental steps to create an immersive and personalized online giving experience for your donors.

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How Volunteer Management Software Helps Nonprofits | FrontStream


As nonprofits see a surge in demand for their services, passionate volunteers are more important than ever to their mission. Nearly half of nonprofit CEOs say recruiting enough volunteers is a critical issue for their organization. A key challenge? A lack of infrastructure and staff capacity to keep volunteers engaged.

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A Simple Guide to Understanding Composable Architecture

Forum One

At Forum One, we’re talking a lot about composable architecture, and leading with it in many digital projects with current and new partners. But there’s still a lot of confusion about just what composable architecture is. This post, and a recent webinar, Demystifying Composable Architecture , are here to help explain. Not a new tool, a new way of working It’s helpful to think about composable architecture as an evolution.

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How to Run a Successful Bike-a-Thon Fundraiser | FrontStream


A bike-a-thon fundraiser is a rewarding experience that brings the community together for your cause. However, the planning and execution of the event requires a solid understanding of how to boost participant and donor engagement , the utilization of the right fundraising tools, and the incorporation of creative elements to make the event memorable.

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Event Management Software for Nonprofits: 23 Top Solutions


As a nonprofit event planner, you know that any successful event needs a clear blueprint, volunteer and staff support, and strong attendee engagement. Event management software for nonprofits brings all planning elements together in one place, streamlining your preparation and saving your team time and stress. Research shows that over 85% of event planners use event management software to bring their events to life.

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Nonprofits Are Leveraging the Cloud, but Does It Have to Be So Complex?

Effectively managing cloud technology is getting more complex. From cybersecurity concerns, vendor lock-in, cost increases, or lack of transparency on costs, it can quickly get out of control. Knowing what you can control and finding a platform that’s built with nonprofits in mind is key.