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7 Steps for Finding Your Development Plan

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article helps organization leaders to understand what they have and what they need to create an effective development plan.

Tags - Fundraising
7 Steps to Leading a Fundraising Team

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article discusses fundraising turnover and suggests seven steps for effective leadership of fundraising teams.

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7 Tips for Fundraising on Social Media

In our increasingly interconnected world, about 82 percent Americans use some form of social network. Social media has become an important channel nonprofits can use to boost their outreach and fundraising capabilities. Social media is a powerful tool to build relationships with supporters and influencers, relationships that will lead to successful nonprofit fundraising. We've compiled a list of tips your organization can use to create and launch an effective fundraising campaign that includes s

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7 Ways for Nonprofits to Make the Most of Google Hangout

Google Hangout can be used to hold video conferences with multiple individuals or groups of people. It is accessible to employees, constituents and volunteers, as anyone with a Google account can take part in a Hangout without having to download additional software or sign up for anything new. In this article, Renee Alexander presents ideas for how nonprofits can use Google Hangout.

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7 Ways to Effectively Communicate What You're Doing with Donation Money

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, eight nonprofit leaders share their advice on how to effectively communicate to donors how their money is being used, as well as what an organization has accomplished with those funds.

Tags - Communications and Networking
8 Healthcare Fundraising Myths

Just as myths exist in life, so do they exist in the nonprofit sector. This article presents eight of the most common myths for nonprofits.

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8 Ways to Find and Retain the Best Managers and Staff

An article written for The NonProfit Times, provides a number of tips for maintaining production value and retaining go-getters during the hiring process.

Tags - Human Resources
8 Ways to Showcase to Funders Your Sustainability

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article shares several ideas for how to best show that a funded program, or parts of it, will continue once a particular grant runs out.

Tags - Communications and Networking
9 Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits to Grow Monthly Donors

Is an article written for TechSoup. The article provides a checklist of nine fundraising ideas for nonprofits to build monthly giving programs and assure long-term financial health.

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9 Ways To Make Major Giving Happen Online

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article describes a number of ways that charitable organizations of any size can attract and engage major donors via their websites.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Lobbying for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are not advocating for the issues that concern their mission and are therefore missing out on an opportunity to have a bigger impact. Nonprofits steer clear of lobbying for many reasons having to do with knowledge, experience, and stigma. For example, many nonprofit leaders don’t know that lobbying is 100% legal for nonprofits. This article contains four steps nonprofits can take now to get smarter about lobbying: accept the importance of lobbying, get the facts, meet with officials

Tags - Nonprofit Sector
A Board Member Crosses the Line

Presents a case of inappropriate and potentially destructive behavior by a board member and suggestions for how the situation can be dealt with effectively.

Tags - Board Development
A Board Member’s Guide to Nonprofit Overhead

Amid the crosstalk about nonprofit overhead, board members and staff do need to understand what the conversation is really about, and how to interpret "what is overhead" for its own organization. This article presents eight key things boards and staff should know about overhead.

Tags - Board Development
A Constant Goal for Fundraisers: Quality Donor Engagement

In this article written for Candid Learning, Jim Eskin discusses how quality engagement with prospects/donors and a tracking system like DIPIs is a smart bet to improve donor friendships and develop more resources to champion a nonprofit’s mission.

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A Consumers Guide to Grants Management Systems

Looks at the features and processes used by 28 grants management systems to help private foundations accept and review applications and track grants throughout their life cycles.

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