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  • Nonprofits Worth $887.3 Billion To U.S. Economy

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    The tax-exempt sector in the United States represented 5.4 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) during 2012, contributing $887.3 billion to the economy. And of those tax-exempt entities, 501(c)(3) public charities accounted for slightly more than three-quarters of the sector’s revenue ($1.65 trillion) and expenses ($1.56 trillion) and more than three-fifths of nonprofit assets ($2.99 trillion) during 2012.

  • Pitfalls of too much or too little information

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    Communication is so important that some people work against it by over-communicating. Others hold communication in such regard that they shy away from it for fear of causing harm.

  • The brain processes legacy differently

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    A conversation about planned giving makes prospects look back on their lives and think about their legacy. That’s not hearsay, it’s science, according to Bill Tedesco, CEO and managing partner of DonorSearch in Marriottsville, Md.

  • 3 emerging trends in peer-to-peer

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    Data-accelerated segmentation, network mapping and multiple-predictor models. Jeff Shuck, founder and CEO of Plenty, a consulting firm specializing in peer-to-peer fundraising, identified those three emerging trends in the peer-to-peer world during a session at Blackbaud’s annual Conference for Nonprofits in Nashville, Tenn.

  • The Recession Changed How Donors Think

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    This most recent recession was as bad as Larry May has ever seen, and he’s seen a few. “I’ve been through four,” said May. For the others, he said, “By the time we realized we were in a recession it was over. Nonprofits usually didn’t even adjust their budgets. This has been radically different.”

  • The NonProfit Times Partners with Infofree.com to Help Find New Donors

    By The NonProfit Times — October 28, 2014

    Infofree.com, the premier provider of sales leads, email lists and mailing lists, and The NonProfit Times, the leading business publication for nonprofit management, are partnering to offer data-driven prospect lists to nonprofit professionals nationwide. This partnership, available Nov. 1, allows nonprofit professionals to reach quality prospects efficiently and affordably at only $49.95 per month.

  • NPT Lunchtruck: Exclusive Audio Interviews With Nonprofit Leaders

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    NPT Lunch Truck is a 15-minute discussion on a hot issue of the day while you munch on that chicken salad sandwich with the crust cut off. The newsmaker will be interviewed by a member of the editorial staff of The NonProfit Times.

  • Going young with your board

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    There are benefits to drawing younger members to a board, and during a recent Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, Mary Morten of the Morten Group outlined those benefits, which go beyond figuring out why the computer isn’t working.

  • Scamming can be internal and external

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    Back in the days when life was simple, so was occupational fraud, which means an employee defrauding an employer or using the employer to commit some kind of fraud.

  • 5 ways of keeping grant proposals consistent

    By The NonProfit Times — October 27, 2014

    Inconsistencies in a grant proposal are evidence of a faulty planning process, rushed writing, or carelessness. “Inconsistencies can cause the reviewer to wonder if you know what you’re doing,” said Holly Thompson, contributing editor of The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif. Pay particular attention to the following five elements. They’re where problems are most likely to occur.

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