No Surprises Here

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018

But interesting and important numbers—nonprofit boards are comprised of older and less racially diverse membership than the U.S. population:  http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/nonprofit-boards-dont-resemble-rest-america/

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Key Facebook Advice for Nonprofit Advocates

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018

Watch for the kinds of content that appeal to your audience, take advantage of Facebook’s emphasis on video, and encourage conversations:  https://npengage.com/nonprofit-fundraising/making-sense-of-social-media-advocacy-in-2018/

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As I Was Saying

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

My eblast this month has been reinforced by this blog post—that institutional funders have one thing that all individuals have, a personality, a set of values, passions and interests that drive their giving, so they need to be treated just like major donors: ...

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Keep Them Coming Back

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

One key to successful fundraising is to nurture your existing donors so they keep on giving—it’s easier than prospecting for new ones; two good articles about that: http://www.pamelagrow.com/7256/are-you-taking-advantage-of-the-honeymoon-phase-in-your-nonprofit-marketing/ 6 Fundraising Best Practices To Help You Reach New Donors & Raise...

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Independent Sector

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018

Independent Sector, a coalition of nonprofits, foundations and corporate giving programs, focuses on advocacy in this...

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Yelp for Foundations

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

Find your foundation here—Started by the California Association of Nonprofits, GrantAdvisor uses nonprofit grantee reviews to rate institutional funders; it was recently cited as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company Magazine: https://www.fastcompany.com/company/grantadvisor

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Nonprofit Advocacy Matters

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

The latest from the National Council of Nonprofits on federal, state and local issues and how they impact your organization: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=1245

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Transparency

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018

A US Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of free speech violation claims by Citizens United, allowing New York State to require the public disclosure of donors who give more than $5,000 to nonprofits there—a big issue for advocacy organizations:...

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Email is Good

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018

There’s a fine line between an effective campaign and spam, but nonprofits that have a good handle on email communications have seen a steady uptick in money raised: https://www.fastcompany.com/40520117/why-inbox-inundation-may-be-the-best-fundraising-tactic-for-nonprofits

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