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Nonprofit Fundraising

How to get started raising money online for your non-profit

Laura Packard | Posted 12.08.2016 | Impact
Laura Packard

So you have a small or brand new non-profit. You need to raise some money, and you think online might be a good method, but are not sure where to begin. How do you get started fundraising online?

Most Australian Think Tanks Keep Their Funding Secret, New Data Shows

Till Bruckner | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Till Bruckner

Australian think tanks are among the least financially transparent in the world, according to data compiled by Transparify.

7 Fundraising Strategies I Used to Raise Millions

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.06.2016 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Got a wonderful idea you know will change the world for the better? Fantastic! But to get any idea off the ground, you need one thing: money.

Why A Little Competition Can Make Men Way More Generous When It Comes To Charity

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact

Men may be more likely to display generosity for a good cause if there's a little competition involved. Researchers from the U.K. examined thousand...

Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good

Ethan Gelber | Posted 03.06.2015 | Travel
Ethan Gelber

While there's nothing new about the desire to give as much as (or more than) one gets, many of the means by which such charitable assistance can be delivered are quite novel. And these days the knowledge of how best to leverage both big-heartedness and the jargony lexicon used to describe it is constantly in flux

#GivingTuesday: A Guide for Nonprofits

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 01.25.2015 | Impact
Hilary A. Doe

It's coming up. Every Dec. 2nd, families, students, businesses, and organizations around the world come together for Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving back.

How A Custodian Taught This Veteran Nonprofit Exec A Crucial Lesson In Fundraising

The Chronicle Of Philanthropy | Carol Weisman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact

I have a confession to make. It isn’t pretty and I know better. I thought I would share my failing with you to serve as an example of what not to do...

Can an Established Nonprofit Still Be Innovative?

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

It's a question that any "blue chip" company has to be ready to respond "yes" to in order to ensure continued growth. So if being innovative is viewed as being critical to a for-profit company's success, why wouldn't such a standard also apply to nonprofits?

Why the Ice Bucket Challenge Works (And Doesn't Work)

Greta Perel, Ph.D. | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Greta Perel, Ph.D.

While I certainly do not begrudge the funds raised for ALS research -- money is, after all, the only way to develop life-saving treatments through expensive research and trials -- it does raise some questions about awareness campaigns in the digital age. Why do some causes get so much attention and not others?

Taking Partnerships to the Next Level

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

When the mission of a nonprofit is well-aligned with the social impact goals of a for-profit partner, together they can help to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to the most pressing social and economic problems.

Which Would You Rather Be as an Organization -- Efficient or Effective?

Nourish International | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Nourish International

The difference between these two issues has been a point of contention within the sector over the last several years and the conversation is far from over.

Google Ad Grants: Nonprofits Take Note [Infographic]

Jonathan Long | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Long

The following infographic provides information about Google's Ad Grant program, which is one of the largest nonprofit marketing missed opportunities. ...

Take a 'Virtual Walk' for Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Shannon Cutts | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Shannon Cutts

Long gone are the days of the "anonymous Internet" when folks surfed and shared about their deepest fears and struggles under the protective cover of ...

Raising Your Capacity for Fundraising

Gary Laermer | Posted 03.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Laermer

Honesty is the best policy when appraising your organization's fundraising ability. It is important for non-profits to take a self-inventory that results in a wholly accurate assessment of current resources and their capacity to build on them.

Why 2014 Will Be the Year Nonprofits Finally Embrace the Cloud

April Pedersen | Posted 02.19.2014 | Technology
April Pedersen

This change is not just faster and cheaper for software consumers, it is a fundamental difference in how to build and implement products

Please Don't Make Me Talk About Money: 3 Tips for Getting Your Board Engaged in Fundraising

Shar McBee | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
Shar McBee

Money is not the root of all evil. Money is the mother's milk of nonprofit organizations. So why are your board members afraid to talk about milk? Try these three tips to make it easier for your board to engage in fundraising.

A Powerful Method for Nonprofits to Raise More Money

Auren Kaplan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Auren Kaplan

When you are using a challenge-based event to tap into the power of third party fundraising, you are unleashing the extremely powerful force of motivated individuals, all of whom have a network of motivated individuals that they can tap into as well.

The Yin and Yang of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Fundraising

Shar McBee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Shar McBee

Whatever you think of Peter Buffett's theories, at least he's engaged in looking for solutions. He's not patting himself on the back. He's willing to look at both the yin and the yang of philanthropy. I admire that Buffett doesn't profess to have the answers.

Nonprofit Leadership Training Exercises à la Nelson Mandela

Shar McBee | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

The next time you create leadership training exercises, remember Nelson Mandela. 1. Mandela never lost his dignity. We all know leaders who throw t...

Calculating "Return On Mission": Music as Medicine for Imprisoned Boys

Pro Journo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Pro Journo

By Stephanie Ormston, MBA Candidate, Boston University School of Management How do we measure a return on human development? Genuine Voices, a non-pr...

Nonprofit Fundraising Is Not Enough: Government Needs to Fund More Research for Alzheimer's

Shar McBee | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Do you plan to live to 85? If you do, there's a 1 in 3 chance you'll have Alzheimer's. Here's the bad news: There is no cure.

Nonprofit Leadership: 5 Tips I Learned from 5 Nonprofits

Shar McBee | Posted 06.29.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Small ways of reorganizing our thinking can make an enormous difference. The more organized our thoughts are, the more confident we will feel and the more competent we will be perceived to be.

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Isn't Raising Enough Money

Nell Edgington | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Nell Edgington

There can be many reasons why a nonprofit doesn't bring enough money in the door. But here are the top 5 reasons a nonprofit struggles financially.

You Only Want Me for My Money! Tips for Nonprofits looking for Charity Sponsorship

Shar McBee | Posted 06.03.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Corporations will give away $1.7 billion or more this year for the "halo effect" that comes from partnering with a nonprofit. Will your nonprofit benefit? Here's the catch: They don't want you if it's only about the cash. (How would you feel if you were only wanted for your money?)

Best of Times, or the Worst of Times for Nonprofit Fundraising?

Shar McBee | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

2013: Will it be the best of times or the worst of times for nonprofit fundraising? Either way, nonprofits need to be prepared for both.