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How to Run a Successful Nonprofit without Grant Writing

Blue Avocado

Article In Brief: The Problem: Grant writing is a time and resource consuming activity that saps nonprofit productive capacity. Why it Happens: Nonprofits rely on grants as the single revenue source to fully fund their operations.

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[Free Webinar] The Giving Tuesday Cheat Sheet for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Last year, 35 million people and 80 countries participated in Giving Tuesday, and these numbers are steadily increasing each year. When the big day is over, more than one-third of annual giving happens in December alone.

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Best Strategies To Reframe The Fundraiser’s Role To Achieve Nonprofit Success


I write a LOT about the role of the fundraiser as “ philanthropy facilitator.” ” This individual guides people along the pathway to passionate philanthropy. Philanthropy facilitators don’t do the work for donors, but with them — standing by their side along the journey.

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Diversifying Your Grant Portfolio


If your organization tends to receive funding from the same small pool of grant sources — perhaps benefiting from one or two government grant awards each year — then it may be a good time to start diversifying your grant portfolio.

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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.

What Makes Wealthy Donors Tick?

NonProfit PRO

As nonprofits become more dependent on larger donors, the more fundraisers know about them, the better. And, research shows they may have some traits that fundraising professionals should know about. Donor Demographics Major Gifts Donors fundraising Major-gifts Wealthy donors

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Here’s What A Multimillion Dollar Gift Can Do For Your Organization


You just landed a ten million dollar mega gift for your organization. It’s the donation that you’ve always dreamed about! For those of us who have accomplished this, exhilaration hardly describes all the emotion that comes with raising a multimillion dollar gift from one donor.

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Ideas & Tools for a Rocking Annual Giving Campaign


As a nonprofit professional, you know how important fundraising for specific needs is for your organization. The more a donor understands the need behind their donation, the more likely they are to give.

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Digital Marketing Tactics to Combat a Looming Recession and Declining Donations

NonProfit PRO

While economic health can be unpredictable, there are tactics you can employ to help ensure your organization operates efficiently and effectively through uncertainty. E-mail Grants Search Engine Marketing Declining donations Digital marketing Email Recession Seo

Don’t Look for a Streamlined Future—Innovation Piles on Options


If you imagine that AI, robotics, and automation are launching a future where you issue commands to mechanical workers while relaxing with a cold one, I’ve got bad news.

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.

13+ Best Volunteer Management Software Tools

Whole Whale

You already know where to look to recruit volunteers , but once you have them, how do you manage them?

How to Crush Your Fundraising Campaign Goal Even with a Small Audience

The Storytelling Non-profit

The reality is, we all want to raise a lot of money for our non-profits. Ideally, we want to raise more money than we raised last year. And we’d love to raise more money with each fundraising campaign we run.

Facing the Giving Gap in Nonprofit Fundraising — From Foundations to PTAs

NonProfit PRO

In May of 2020, Echoing Green and The Bridgespan Group published an article highlighting enormous budget disparities between Black and white-led nonprofit organizations seeking institutional funding in the early stages of their development. The numbers were staggering.

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Why your organization needs to reinvest in the state of its member data

Nimble AMS

What is the state of your member data? According to Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study, while data analytics is a higher priority for organizations, just one-third of association professionals report their data is excellent or very good. What’s causing this disconnect?

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.

Autism After 21 Utah Project: Lessons from a first-time fundraiser


In May 2021, I had to face the inevitable: I could no longer avoid fundraising. I had recently joined Madison House Autism Foundation as the Director of the Autism After 21 Utah Project (AA21 Utah). As is often the case for smaller nonprofits, everyone was involved in development.

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Drift Bot Testing


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Do Philanthropic Giving Trends Matter and Which Reports Are Right?

NonProfit PRO

How should you interpret data from several different reports that seem to convey conflicting information? Let’s take a look at three reports to identify what they are individually evaluating, so we can start to understand what type of knowledge we want to take from each.

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How to Teach Your Boss to Do Better Sponsorship 

The Sponsorship Collective

Your company is trying to add new sponsors left and right, so you’ve begun reading my blog here at the Sponsorship Collective. Perhaps you’ve even joined my exclusive Facebook group where I share sponsorship training modules first. As a result, you’ve learned a lot, but your boss hasn’t.

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The Denan Project - Leveraging WhatsApp for Good

As part of building a new supporter journey (from making a one-time donation to becoming a sustaining supporter), The Denan Project set out to shorten the time between the first donation and the recurring donations.

Six key areas your association should identify to improve member engagement scoring

Nimble AMS

Successful associations prioritize improving the member experience. The Community Brands 2022 Association Trends Study reports that 90% of association professionals seek to enhance engagement opportunities for their members.

Video Demo Ad Roll


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5 Keys to Balance Hybrid, Live, and Virtual Fundraising Events

NonProfit PRO

Here are five keys I’d put at the top of any list for not just surviving, but thriving like never before in a post-pandemic fundraising world filled with live, virtual, and hybrid options for events. Event Management Fundraising events Hybrid Events Live events Virtual Events

[Webinar] How to Set Up No-Code Integrations on CauseVox


Many organizations spend hours and valuable resources performing exports/imports to transfer data manually between apps.

Your Expert Guide to Grants Research


Finding the best grantmaker, or a set of grantmakers, to fund a specific program or project is not an easy task. Unless you have access to a good database that profiles active grantmakers, and a process you use to filter through the opportunities, things can feel pretty overwhelming pretty quickly.

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Track Donor Engagement and Boost Your Fundraising Efforts


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Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose Creative

NonProfit PRO

Often, we fundraisers and direct marketers want to try something new because we were tired of it long before the donors are. We are always trying to come up with new stories, new ideas, and new approaches. But at some point, the creative juices stop flowing and we’re getting closer to burnout.

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The joy of fundraising: How fundraising can be truly, authentically joyful

Nonprofit AF

When I was younger, one of my favorite things was the Skymall catalogue, which some of you may remember. Fundraising Race, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

The power of illustration: branding, storytelling and its impact

Big Duck

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Academy: Giving Tuesday Matching Gifts


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Cigna Foundation Announces Grant Availability for Nonprofits Working to Address Health Disparities

NonProfit PRO

The Cigna Foundation announced it is accepting applications for its Health and Well-Being grant program. This grant cycle will focus on mental health as part of the foundation’s continued commitment to improving access to care and eliminating health disparities.

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7 Tips for Keeping Donors Engaged Using Fundraising Communications

Get Fully Funded

Keeping donors feeling connected to your work through fundraising communications is critical to your fundraising success. It’s pretty simple really – when donors feel like part of your team, they give bigger and more frequent donations.

Accountability and Finance Metrics and the Rating Unification: What Nonprofits Need to Know

Charity Navigator

As we announced this summer, Charity Navigator will be unifying its two rating systems (CN 2.1, also known as the Star Rating System, and the Encompass Rating System) this fall.

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