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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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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