Stop asking the general question “Can you help me find board members?” Make intentional time to sit down and think about what gaps in skills, expertise, competencies, and attributes are—then start casting for those roles: ...
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Study shows that the biggest differences between overall giving and Donor Advised Fund giving are in the areas of religion (DAF is less) and education (DAF is more): https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/02/28/donor-advised-fund-giving-reflects-overall-us-philanthropy-patterns-mostly/?utm_source=Daily+Newswire&utm_campaign=f42e98a167-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_94063a1d17-f42e98a167-12442753
The groups that often have the greatest success connecting with donors, motivating activists, or getting media attention do not spend much time talking about their programs and services—instead, they are adept at articulating why they do what they do: https://www.nonprofitmarketingguide.com/blog/2018/02/22/communicate-purpose-understanding-power/?inf_contact_key=7798a19e792f99e3e3c8246886ada884f6287dbd55e931df7b990e8c97ff0fbd
Foundations have little racial or ethnic diversity on their boards, yet typically don’t view that as troubling, according to a report released Wednesday: https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Show-Little/242653?cid=pt&utm_source=pt&utm_medium=en&elqTrackId=75f6e2ac76f94062abb2820a0d99e31a&elq=aac9fce4c22a4ffe8d1072efe346fd04&elqaid=18011&elqat=1&elqCampaignId=7997
Only 20 percent of Atlanta’s philanthropic dollars go to low- and middle-income communities, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people and other underserved communities: https://mailchi.mp/ncrp/oahhy895dl-410245?e=6137eb29e1
Some helpful online resources and strategies for fundraising and general capacity building for your nonprofit: https://mailchi.mp/starfishimpact/7f3c456zmk-2636205?e=3f405a2602
When it comes to orienting the public to any of the pressing social issues that face us today, the task for nonprofit advocates is not so much to convince people that “the system is broken,” but rather, that it can be fixed: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/02/27/whats-frame-heres-nonprofit-advocates-need-know/
In an engagement funnel, you are turning your nonprofit’s supporters into activists by moving them to take more meaningful action; engagement is an investment and a process that is 100 percent worth it: ...
Before you start mapping out your nonprofit’s next campaign or goals, you should first calculate some key metrics to help you understand how your fundraising performed last year and what you can expect this year: https://learn.networkforgood.com/fundraising-data-calculator-2018-edition.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=tips-leads&utm_campaign=stock__fundraising-data-calculator-2018-edition
Nonprofit advocates continue to immerse themselves in the ongoing national debate over health care: https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/02/26/nonprofits-new-healthcare-advocacy-strategies-prepare-rematch/?utm_source=Daily+Newswire&utm_campaign=98d12a85da-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_01_11&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_94063a1d17-98d12a85da-12442753
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/