Monthly giving donors give more and stick around longer. If your organization doesn’t have a sustainer program, it might be time to start one. Consultant Erica Waasdorp has five tips for both new and established programs seeking to acquire new sustainers through direct mail in her book, “Monthly Giving: The Sleeping Giant.”
A grant proposal is a written argument to convince a funder that your project deserves a grant award. It must be logical and well documented. It must align with the funder’s interests and giving patterns.
Investment returns at private foundations continued their strong gains last year, rising to an average of 15.6 percent according to a new study by the Commonfund Institute and the Council on Foundations (CoF).
Mistakes or misdeeds by volunteers can reflect badly on a nonprofit or, worse, make it vulnerable to legal action. The volunteer can even face personal liability. The fact that volunteers are not paid does not protect an organization from liability any more than the fact that the nonprofit’s mission is a philanthropic one.