Yes — Dump It!

Posted by on May 31, 2017

Finally!  An alternative view in favor of the repeal of the Johnson amendment—I agree with Robert Egger:  http://blueavocado.org/content-influence

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Rage Fundraising for Small Advocacy Nonprofits

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Now is the time for small advocacy nonprofits to cash in on “Rage Fundraising”—check out this basic tutorial on starting a major gifts program (2 links): https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/05/26/starting-a-major-gifts-program-part-i/ ...

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Big Bets

Posted by on May 30, 2017

10 ways philanthropists make “big bets on social change”—do they work?  https://ssir.org/articles/entry/ten_ways_to_make_a_big_bet_on_social_change

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Your Spam Problem

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Is anyone actually opening and reading (let alone acting upon) your nonprofit’s emails, be they for fundraising or advocacy? https://act.everyaction.com/email-deliverability-study-2017

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The Johnson Amendment Debate

Posted by on May 30, 2017

The National Council of Nonprofits continues to oppose repeal of the Johnson Amendment—I disagree: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/civicrm/mailing/view?reset=1&id=743

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A Love-Hate Relationship

Posted by on May 30, 2017

One organization’s response to the dysfunctional relationship between foundations and community-based nonprofits:  http://nonprofitaf.com/2017/05/winter-is-here-and-we-must-build-the-power-of-organizations-and-communities-of-color/

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Philanthropy and the News

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Can foundations help rebuild trust in American journalism, bolster civil society and improve on public debate?  https://www.ncrp.org/publication/responsive-philanthropy-spring-2017/can-philanthropy-help-rebuild-trust-news-public-square

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Resistance is Not Futile

Posted by on May 25, 2017

Some call it “stakeholder resistance,” while others consider it “stakeholder rebellion”—a challenge for nonprofits: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2017/05/22/voice-outside-stakeholder-resistance-nonprofit-organizations/

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Keeping it Local

Posted by on May 25, 2017

A lot of government-funded action for nonprofits is local—check out this story about Burbank’s CDBG appropriations: http://www.latimes.com/socal/burbank-leader/news/tn-blr-me-cdbg-20170523-story.html

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