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5 Ways Maps Can Help People Find Your Mission

NonProfit PRO

Maps can be a great visualization tool and an engaging way for supporters to connect with the causes they care about. Here are five ways nonprofits use maps to support their missions.

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Strong Proposals Start with Asking 11 Internal Questions

The NonProfit Times

Albert Einstein once said: “If you cannot explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” As grant directors, managers, and writers you need to understand what you are writing about in your proposals, especially if you aren’t involved directly in the project or program development. If you don’t understand it in writing, potential funders won’t understand it in review either.

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Research Shows Nonprofit Employees Wasting Up To 30% of Each Day

NonProfit PRO

How does your organization compare with peers? Download this report for new data, trends and insights from 1,000 nonprofit leaders on the state of nonprofit operations, fundraising strategies, automation and mission impact.

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What Business Leaders Need To Know About Artificial Intelligence

Eric Jacobsen Blog

Mastering AI by Jeremy Kahn is absolutely a must-read for every business leader who wants to better understand the history and evolution of AI (Artificial Intelligence), and more important, the promise and perils of AI for businesses and society. Even if you think you have a basic understanding of AI, this book is an essential resource for you. That is because Kahn delivers not only a timely, thorough and thought-provoking examination of AI’s benefits to humanity as well as its potentially chill

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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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Concentration of Nonprofit Giving Disenfranchises Civilians

The NonProfit Times

The nonprofit community’s ongoing trend of fewer donors providing increasing amounts of funding and volunteer hours is disturbing. The drop in volunteerism, as well as potential funders pulling back on making small donations, creates lack of agency — a loss of faith that individuals’ actions are meaningful. If this trend continues, it could erode social cohesion and self-governance within the United States.

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CharityVillage Connects: Bill S-279: A Proposal to Measure the Diversity of Boards of Canadian Charities

Charity Village

In 2019, the Senate of Canada published Catalyst for Change: A Roadmap to a Stronger Charitable Sector. Among its recommendations was a suggested amendment to the Income Tax Act to require charities to report on the diversity of their boards in their annual filings. Senator Ratna Omidvar, co-author of the report, has since proposed Bill […] The post CharityVillage Connects: Bill S-279: A Proposal to Measure the Diversity of Boards of Canadian Charities appeared first on CharityVillage.

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Unlocking equity by investing in broad outreach and deep community organizing 

Candid

Foundation program officers and government officials can unintentionally limit the impact of community-based organizations by funding them to serve only a specific demographic group and a narrow set of activities. Without the flexibility to pivot to new strategies and broad engagement among community members, organizations risk falling into a cycle where they only treat the symptoms of problems instead of tackling the root causes that underlie their mission.

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Research: Loyalty Requires More Than A Transaction

The NonProfit Times

Just 58% of members of professional associations receive messaging from the organizations at least weekly, which is well below alumni associations at 75% and trade group 63%. Of course, being a season tickets holder of a professional sports team tops everything at 85% receiving at least one weekly message. “New member acquisition” was the top priority among respondents across all organization types to a report “The Benefits Of Belonging” by iSeatz, a New Orleans-based association and rewards fir

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3 Best Practices for Streamlining Your Endowment Management

sgEngage

Endowments are the result of a successful long-term strategic plan. Through major giving and capital campaigns, your organization has created a pool of endowed funds to create a consistent funding tool in perpetuity. That is wonderful—if you have the tools to accurately track and manage all the moving pieces. Otherwise, you are setting yourself up for a lot of spreadsheet-induced headaches.

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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.