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  • Evaluating the use of an OCIO

    Many nonprofit organizations are examining the use of third-party providers such as outsourced chief investment officers (OCIOs) to relieve mounting fiduciary, investment, and resource pressures. In this paper from Vanguard Investment Strategy Group, authors Daniel Wallick and Brian Wimmer look at the potential benefits of an OCIO, including holistic portfolio management, effective governance, and lessened administrative and managerial burden.

  • The Essential Guide to Growing Your Online Support for Nonprofits

    Nonprofits organizers know the key to success is a strong base of support. These are the people who will open your emails, make donations, take action on your behalf and even volunteer for your cause. But how do you establish that base online? And if you already have a loyal following, how do you reach out to a new audience? This guide answers these and more.

  • The Future of Fundraising

    The fundraising world has changed significantly in the past five years. The expectations of today’s donors are significantly different than those of the past. Acquiring, retaining, and earning the attention of our donors has become increasingly difficult.If the past is any indication of the future, we can be certain change is on the horizon.The Future of Fundraising: Four Trends that Will Change the Nonprofit Landscape by 2020. How will advanced technology enable nonprofits to overcome today’s most fundraising challenges? What role will big data play? What will your organization look like in 2020? Will it even exist?In order to download this white paper you must be using Google Chrome, IE 11, or Firefox 36.0.1 or above.

  • The NonProfit CFO’s Survival Guide

    Nonprofit CFOs are under the gun to achieve so much!
    Nonprofit CFOs need to automate processes, improve productivity, create greater levels of transparency and visibility, enhance the governance of the organization, and strengthen the team’s decision-making and strategic focus.
    Download the white paper “The Nonprofit CFO’s Survival Guide.” You’ll discover best practices from numerous nonprofit finance experts that will help you:
    o Understand why it’s crucial to maintain stringent internal controls and cash management processes.
    o Better manage accounting for funds and grants—the lifeblood of a nonprofit.
    o Make sure your reporting offers the visibility to “know and show” where you stand at any moment.
    Simplify your life by using a financial management system optimized for the business of your

  • 25 Noteworthy Nonprofit Text Messaging Campaigns of 2014

    Many nonprofit organizations across the country use text messaging to help achieve their goals, but not everyone hears or knows about it. That’s why we made this list – so you can learn about some of the amazing things nonprofits are doing with SMS in their local communities, from influencing major legislation to organizing events to helping people find their polling place. In order to download this white paper you must be using Google Chrome, IE 11, or Firefox 36.0.1 or above.

  • Outcome Metrics: Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World

    Amid increasing demand for transparency and accountability, today’s nonprofits are seeking ways to both produce and to demonstrate successful outcomes. To meet this demand, nonprofit organizations are embracing outcome metrics to measure and report their performance. Outcome metrics not only show funders and constituents how the organization is performing; they also help pave the way for sustainable growth and greater efficiency.
    This white paper explains how nonprofits can effectively leverage outcome metrics to boost their success.
    In order to download this white paper you must be using Google Chrome, IE 11, or Firefox 36.0.1 or above

  • Why We Still Love Email, and You Should Too

    Maybe you’ve heard the claims – “email is dying, no one uses email anymore,” apparently because “everyone is on social media.”
    Yes, it’s true. Social media is huge right now (which makes it a great asset to nonprofits). But here’s the bottom line – email still delivers the highest return on investment of any marketing channels ($40 for every $1 spent).
    While nonprofit email open rates are slowly but steadily declining, this doesn’t mean you should abandon emails completely. It means you may just need to adjust your expectations and fine-tune your approach. This whitepaper will show you how.
    In order to download this white paper you must be using Google Chrome, IE 11, or Firefox 36.0.1 or above

  • How to Bridge the Nonprofit Resource Gap to Big Data

    Harnessing big data is the latest hurdle for nonprofit organizations, a task made more difficult by the fact that most lack the resources larger corporations can so easily earmark for it. By smartly matching strategy to goals, through, nonprofits can get data to work for them. This white paper examines:
    -How big data can be leveraged for organizational success
    -How to overcome pitfalls around data collection and analysis
    -How to identify data that’s most important to fundraising goals
    In order to download this white paper you must be using Google Chrome, IE 11, or Firefox 36.0.1 or above

  • Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy

    Diversity in Giving: The Changing Landscape of American Philanthropy. America is in the midst of a dramatic cultural shift, but evidence suggests that organized philanthropy may be stuck in the past. As a nation becomes more ethnically and racially diverse, it is more important than ever to consider whether the fundraising playbook is due for an overhaul. We launched this study as a step toward answering questions such as “Do our current fundraising efforts reach the full spectrum of Americans who might support them? Are we speaking the language – literally and figuratively-of tomorrow’s donors?” The results of this survey will provide useful pointers toward a more inclusive approach to fundraising. In order to download this white paper you must be using Google Chrome, IE 11, or Firefox 36.0.1 or above


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