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Alliance for Nonprofit Management Releases Largest National Study of Nonprofit Board Chairs

The study sought to answer two research questions: How do individuals prepare for their role as chair of a nonprofit board? And, what do board chairs perceive their leadership roles to be in relationship to the board, the community, and

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Nonprofit Investing Venture Supports Social Entrepreneurship

RSF Social Finance runs an integrated capital funding program, using various forms of assistance: loans, grants, and advisory support to social enterprises.

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Say Thank You Like You Mean It

Thanking donors often takes a back seat in fundraising campaigns. But you can rise above the mediocrity and thank your donors like you mean it.

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Grantmakers and Nonprofits Should Collaborate for Success

Grantmakers and nonprofits can face today’s pressing social issues only if we break down the walls between us and see each other as partners on the same side.

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The New Email Metric You Might Want to Try

A new way of looking at data to calculate the rate of “highly engaged” people who care about the content and open your email newsletters at least half the time.

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Mid-Level Giving: What Are You Measuring?

Great things happen with solid tracking and performance management.

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Updating the Nonprofit Work Ethic

How nonprofit leaders can protect themselves and their staff from burnout and achieve higher, more sustainable organizational performance.

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Do you have a plan in place to meet your year-end fundraising goals?

The average non-profit raises over 40% of its annual revenue during the last quarter of the calendar year.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan to Spend $3B

As part of the investment, the couple is funding a $600 million medical research center in San Francisco called the Biohub that is a partnership with UC San Francisco, Stanford University and UC Berkeley.

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Hispanic America: A Fundraising Market 55-Million Strong

For nonprofits, these are astounding numbers—not just because of the enormous volume, but because Hispanic donors are generous. Research by Russ Reid indicates Hispanic giving closely matches that of Caucasians.

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Getting Started with Mobile Fundraising

Almost everyone has a mobile phone these days and that includes your donors. Before you get knee-deep into year-end fundraising season, take some time to get up to speed with mobile fundraising.

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5 Creative Ways to Engage Supporters With Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories create an extra layer of visibility for your nonprofit (when you need it), but last only for 24 hours, so it’s important to get it right.

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Donor Asks, ‘Do You Miss Me?’

The donor made a $5,000 pledge, payable at $100 a month. She stopped giving, and the organization said nothing! This is an amazing story of ignorance and neglect.

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The Secret to Building Empathy in Your Nonprofit Stories

The last thing you want to do is hit publish on a story you know is lacking in emotional power. Great storytellers will always pay attention to the emotional journey of their audience; not just the hero’s journey of their

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How to Get Your Nonprofit Into the News During the Holidays

Smart organizations are planning ahead for another year-end tradition: increased coverage of charities during the holidays. Learn what you can do to get the word out.

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Finding the Sweet Spot of Shared Leadership Where the CEO and Board Work in Harmony

How can an organization find the ideal shared, governance-as-leadership experience? Who leads the charge when it comes to strategic planning? Fundraising? Operations? Read some best practices to find out how your organization can achieve this harmony.

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