Donor Stewardship

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018

Your non-profit may have an excellent donor prospect program, but after that first gift you don’t know what your next move should be, other than thanking the donor and keeping in touch with them in the hope that they might give again: https://www.customerinsightgroup.com/loyaltyblog/nonprofit/donorstewardship

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If You Are Thinking of Advocacy

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

The Alliance for Justice’s free Advocacy Capacity Tool helps your nonprofit benchmark your advocacy skills, identify specific gaps and opportunities in your advocacy strategies, and efficiently focus resources to get the best results:...

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Founders Syndrome

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018

We’ve all read and talked a lot about it, and many of us have lived through it—but this study challenges some of the conventional wisdom around it: https://ssir.org/articles/entry/making_founder_successions_work#cprmo

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Too Close for Comfort?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Is this good for the independence of the nonprofit sector? A powerful state legislator is named CEO of a charity in Delaware that receives public funding—too cozy of a relationship with government?  https://delawarestatenews.net/government/house-majority-leader-running-state-funded-nonprofit/

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Nonprofit Journalism Marches On

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Another nonprofit news outlet opens its doors—this time in the heartland as the trend continues:  http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/business-journal/2018/02/13/nonprofit-news-group-aims-investigate-south-dakota-issues/334740002/

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For Whom Are You Speaking?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

When nonprofit and charitable organizations advocate, for whom are they actually speaking? When organizations claim to represent a specific constituency, must there be a process that includes that group in setting their advocacy agenda?...

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A Prediction

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

The charitable giving landscape in the U.S. is likely to see significant changes over the next two years, driven by the combined effects of new tax legislation and macroeconomic conditions: ...

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Public Private Partnerships

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018

Two Public Private Partnerships in two very different cities—Los Angeles and Stockton: https://www.colorlines.com/articles/ava-duvernay-launches-entertainment-diversity-initiative-city-los-angeles Stockton to Test Cutting-Edge Economic Policies through Nonprofit...

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Follow Up!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

For many nonprofit organizations, donor stewardship is the poor stepchild of the fundraising process; it is often ignored or poorly implemented; it is usually an underfunded activity—As a result, donor-retention rates for the nonprofit sector are pathetic: ...

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Nonprofit Journalism

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

As the landscape of journalism continues to evolve to incorporate more collaborative and nonprofit activity, the move of the popular PolitiFact to Poynter makes great sense: ...

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Campaign Mode?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018

If your nonprofit or coalition makes the segue from issues advocacy to actual campaigning (most likely regarding a ballot measure), here are the questions you should ask before you hire a political consulting firm: ...

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Global NGO Technology Report

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018

Less than 1/3 of nonprofits have a written social media strategy but almost all say it’s an effective tool (primarily Facebook) for brand awareness—over 70% say it’s effective for online fundraising, while 80% say it’s effective for recruiting volunteers:...

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