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Nonprofit Fundraising

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

Student Reporter | Posted 09.22.2013 | Impact
Student Reporter

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.

From Nonprofit Scarcity to Social Change Abundance

Nell Edgington | Posted 04.14.2013 | Impact
Nell Edgington

Nonprofit leaders often put themselves in a vicious cycle of thinking they don't have enough money to be risky, so they don't create ambitious goals and then their lack of ambition impedes greater outside investment.

Leadership for Women: Empowerment Quotes and Nonprofit Fundraising Tips

Shar McBee | Posted 03.30.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

In honor of all women, I'd like to offer them some tips. The women empowerment quotes are to help you keep going and continue to make a difference in the world. The nonprofit fundraising tips are to help you pay for it.

Nonprofit Fundraising: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Shar McBee | Posted 03.18.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

Whatever Congress decides to do about tax deductions for charitable giving, if you are raising money for charity and you follow these simple nonprofit fundraising tips, you'll be happy. You won't have to worry.

Who Cares About Nonprofit Finances? The Top 12 Reasons Why the Most Vulnerable Are at Risk

Fred Leeb | Posted 11.12.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Who is responsible to ensure that nonprofits operate most efficiently? While the great majority of people in the nonprofit world are good people, this doesn't necessarily mean that the financial system is functioning most effectively.

How to Avoid Volunteer Heartbreak

Ryan Scott | Posted 09.09.2012 | Impact
Ryan Scott

Some factors are beyond your control -- the motivation of the volunteers, for example, or their willingness to receive instruction. But if you're a non-profit leader, there are three key measures you can take to give your corporate volunteers the greatest chance of success.

Nonprofits Are Now Too Critical To Fail

Fred Leeb | Posted 09.07.2012 | Detroit
Fred Leeb

Nonprofits have become an essential part of the fabric of our communities. There are over one million registered tax-exempt public charity nonprofits in the United States.

STUDY: Cause Races Brought In $40 Million More For Charity In 2011 Than Previous Year

Posted 03.16.2012 | Impact

Sweating do-gooders ran, walked and jump-roped their way through 2011 to raise more money for charity than they did a year earlier, according to a rec...

Four Reasons to Have a Halloween Fundraiser Next Year and Eight Ways to Get Started

Joe Waters | Posted 01.02.2012 | Impact
Joe Waters

Halloween is a frighteningly successful holiday -- you should capitalize on its casual, fun and social nature with a Halloween fundraiser.

How Nonprofits Can Stop a Zombie Apocalypse

Joe Waters | Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact
Joe Waters

Eight of these rules are critical to your nonprofit's survival. Ignore them at your own risk.

A $4.82 Billion Opportunity for Nonprofits

Aaron Hurst | Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

With shrinking government spending, we need to be much more resourceful as a sector to make sure we can achieve our critical missions.