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7 Emails to Send That Aren't Fundraising Asks

This is an article written by Taylor Elizabeth-Rose for NTEN. The article discusses the importance of using email marketing for effective storytelling and offers email suggestions built to engage supporters without over-asking.

Tags - Communications and Networking
7 Guiding Principles for a JDEI Policy That Isn’t Just Hot Air. Plus, a Free Sample Policy!

There have been JDEI (Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) assessments, JDEI-driven strategic planning processes, and formal statements in response to important individual events, but strangely there isn’t a lot of guidance for organizations that want to create a binding, board-approved policy that incorporates values, action plans, and accountability. Here are seven guiding principles to go beyond reactive or one-off statements in order to create a DEI policy that indicates a gen

Tags - DEI/ Anti-Racism
7 Ideas for Pushing Your Board Forward in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

While nonprofits say they support improving diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) actually doing it requires getting the board to buy-in to the need for culture change. There are many reasons DEIB efforts fail including not being a part of the strategic plan, lack of board champions, and lack of budget. The solution starts with measuring outcomes and holding the executive director and board accountable.

Tags - DEI/ Anti-Racism
7 Keys to a Donor-Centered Approach

Fundraisers know a lot about fundraising, usually, but many of them neglect to think of the people from whom they are trying to extract money. This article offers a perspective to donating from the donor’s perspective.

Tags - Fundraising
7 Reasons Millennials Give

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article offers the top reasons why Millennials are motivated to give and briefly discusses their potential impact within an organization.

Tags - Fundraising
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.

Tags - Fundraising
7 Things Nonprofit Leaders Can Say To Funders To Effectively Manage Limited Resources

Many nonprofit executives have difficulty setting boundaries with funders, such as saying no to requests for activities that cannot be adequately supported by the amount of funding provided. Nonprofit leaders are encouraged in this article to assert their expertise and knowledge of their area of work, demanding what is now called “trust-based philanthropy” from funders. Seven specific statements nonprofit executives can make to funders are described, including “we’re a

Tags - Leadership
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

Tags - Fundraising
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.

Tags - Management
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.

Tags - Fundraising
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.

Tags - Fundraising