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In addition to the resources in the Library, Valley Nonprofit Resources’ website has available publications that can be downloaded for free from its past projects – the MENDing Poverty conference series, Raising the Bar Project, Latino Multifamily Group Program, and Latino Multifamily Groups for Type II Diabetes Project.

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13 Common Fundraising Mistakes Made by New Nonprofit Organizations

Is an article written by Forbes Nonprofit Council. To help prevent acts that often lead to desperate measures, thirteen nonprofit leaders share common fundraising errors they see made by younger organizations.

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15 Email Marketing Tips to Help Nonprofits Expand Their Reach

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, fifteen nonprofit leaders share tips for how to maximize an email marketing strategy and take advantage of “more eyes on the mission.”

Tags - Communications and Networking
20 Social Media Resources for Nonprofits

Is a brief guide written by Kris Putnam-Walkerly President of Putnam Community Investment Consulting Inc. It includes social media "how to" resources guides, blogs, information on foundations using social media, and social media policy resources aggregated from all over the web.

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2021 State of Grant Seeking Report

The 2021 State of Grantseeking™ Report is based on the 19th informal survey of organizations conducted by GrantStation to help illustrate the current state of grantseeking. The primary objectives of this report are to shed light on the current trends in grantseeking and generate benchmarks by which you can measure your success in the field. This year, we added a special section on grantseeking during the pandemic in order to assist you during this time of challenge and change.

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2022 Nonprofit Talent Management Priorities Survey Results

This report summarizes results from a survey that assesses and reveals what nonprofit organizations are most concerned about regarding managing their people resources for 2022. Nonprofit HR researchers collected information pertaining to the full lifecycle of talent management and other related topics such as talent acquisition, culture and employee engagement, and total rewards.

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2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey NFF’s 2022 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey collected data, stories, and advice from over 1,100 nonprofit leaders across the nation about the impact of the past two years, from the pandemic to events that activated calls for racial justice.

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2022 Survey - A closer look at LA-area nonprofits

The Committee for Greater LA launched the Strengthening LA’s Nonprofit Organizations project in fall 2022 to encourage the next Mayor of LA to reset how the City partners with nonprofits that deliver critical health, housing, employment and other services for millions of Angelenos. As part of the project, NFF interviewed over a dozen nonprofits with direct City contracts, former and current city administrators, and other subject matter experts in addition to analyzing 2022 State of the

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2023 Not-for-Profit Trends Report

2023 Not-for-Profit Trends Report includes polling data collected from 225 executives from across the nonprofit sector.  The report, prepared by accounting firm UHY LLP, states that 41.3 percent of nonprofits reported no change in their total contributions over the last 12 months, while 34.9 percent saw declines and 23.8 percent saw increases. Fear of recession was the top reported cause for declining donations.

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2023 Resource Directory for Nonprofit Capacity Building in Los Angeles

The 20th edition of this Directory (July 2023) offers a starting place to identify individuals and organizations providing capacity-building services and resources to nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles County. This free accessible document includes brief listings of information about: Consultants, Foundations, HR Provider Organizations, Grantseeker Information Centers, Management Support Organizations, Nonprofit Executive Director Coalitions, Nonprofit Management Higher Education Programs

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25 Metaphors Nonprofits Can Use to Get Their Messages Across - And the Decrepit Dozen to Avoid

Is a free ebook available online from the Nonprofit Marketing Guide. It offers helpful suggestions for new metaphors to replace those that have become useless due to overuse.

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3 Benefits Of Nonprofit Competition -- And Why We Need It

Is an article written by Tori Utley for Forbes. In the article, Utley identifies the different aspects of competition within the nonprofit sector and the opportunities for growth that come with them.

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3 Fundraising Myths Debunked

This is an article written by Linda Lombardi for Network for Good. In the article, Lombardi identifies three compelling, but false, beliefs that have made their way into the world of nonprofit fundraising and puts them to rest.

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3 Online Fundraising Tips for Small Nonprofits

This is an article written by Abby Jarvis for Blue Avocado. The article describes how to best use digital fundraising tools to ease the workload of a small nonprofit’s staff - while raising more money in the process.

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3 Steps to Create a Successful Monthly Giving Program

Your nonprofit relies on donations to power its day-to-day operations, from providing essential services to the community to launching new programs and events. However, once you receive these donations, are you doing everything possible to retain donors for the long term? Many nonprofits struggle to engage existing donors and encourage those they acquire to continue to give year round. A great way to confront this issue is by setting up a monthly giving program. When donors sign up for monthly g

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3 Tips for Inspiring Nonprofit Supporters through Storytelling

Is an article written by Ryan Hansen for PR Newswire. The article highlights the importance of telling engaging stories as a way to motivate potential supporters and donors. Hansen also offers a number of tips for effective storytelling.

Tags - Communications and Networking