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  • 2016 Nonprofit Predictions

    It can be difficult to get your bearings in this ever-evolving nonprofit sector. From new revenue sources to the changing workforce, it is as though the landmarks and milestones are continually shifting. To help you chart a course, the Abila nonprofit experts have compiled these 2016 Nonprofit Predictions. Consider them – along with the recommended actions – your compass, accurately orienting you and providing clear direction in the coming year.  Download.

  • Nonprofit Finance & Accounting Study: Trends and challenges facing nonprofit finance professionals by Abila

    Charitable giving in 2014 reached an all-time high of more than $358 billion (with a “b”), according to annual philanthropy report, “Giving USA.” While much of the attention given to fundraising focuses on the front-end “ask,” there’s little discussion around the tremendous behind-the-scenes effort of accounting for all of those billions of dollars in funds. In this study, we looked at the overall fundraising cycle through a fund accounting lens to see what the emerging trends are, what the ongoing challenges are, what role technology plays, as well as how trends and challenges differ depending upon an organization’s size and respondent’s age.  DOWNLOAD

  • Qgiv Level Up Your Social Fundraising

    Peer to peer fundraising is a great way to boost your nonprofit’s bottom line. Level Up Your Social Fundraising provides a guide to setting up and running a social fundraiser from start to finish. DOWNLOAD

  • Achieving Success with IBM Predictive Fundraising Analytics

    Today, successful fundraising can be referred to as a blend of artful creativity and data-backed science. While support and relationship-building are still cornerstones of effective philanthropy, they’re no longer the only tools available to today’s nonprofit organizations. Thanks to the significant growth of available data—and the technology to interpret it— today’s organizations have multiple opportunities to uncover new insights about their relationships with constituents, evaluate the impact of their programs, and improve fundraising. DOWNLOAD

  • Intacct: The Nonprofit CFO’s Survival Guide: A Mini Field Manual

    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

  • Intacct Outcome Metrics: Measuring What Matters in the Nonprofit World

    Meet the increasing demand for greater transparency, accountability—and success. How do you know your nonprofit is truly delivering on the promise of its mission? Perhaps more to the point: Can you demonstrate your nonprofit’s effectiveness—to your funders, constituents, community, and charity evaluators. DOWNLOAD

  • IBM – Achieving Success with IBM Predictive Fundraising Analytics

    With the fluctuating economy, it’s exciting to see philanthropy increasing, but as a result, the competition among nonprofits for donor dollars is intensifying. Today, successful fundraising can be referred to as a blend of artful creativity and data-based science. As nonprofits explore solutions available to them in the marketplace, they must consider three core R’s for addressing challenges in fundraising: relevant data, relevant needs, and relevant business processes. Predictive analytics offers the most comprehensive and impactful solution to these fundraising challenges. DOWNLOAD

  • 10 Ways To Get Your Supporters To Take The Next Step

    This engagement workbook provides you with the steps to accomplish short-term goals and achieve long-term success as you guide your new supporters along the path of engagement. DOWNLOAD

  • EOY Fundraising Plan

    Charities receive more than one-third of overall giving during the end of the year, with some bringing in between 40 and 70 percent. You must be ready if you want your mission’s voice to be heard above the proverbial clanking bells. The fundraising experts at Abila have put together this quick reference checklist that will guide your planning, month-by-month, all the way to year’s end. DOWNLOAD 

  • 2015 UST Nonprofit Employee Engagement & Retention Report

    The Unemployment Service Trust (UST) reveals some of the most impactful strategies nonprofit employers are currently using in its latest report “2015 UST Nonprofit Employee Engagement & Retention Report.” “Now the third largest employer in the U.S. and growing, the nonprofit sector is crucial to the nation’s workforce,”explains the report.  The study highlights both employment trends within the nonprofit sector and correlations between employee engagement and turnover with various factors such as compensation, communication, culture, and hiring practices. DOWNLOAD


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In the premiere episode of Raise & Engage, Danielle is joined by three straight-shooting nonprofit rock-stars: Jodi Smith of Sanford Health Systems, Veronica Brown of Chicago Public Library Foundation and Ali Burke of Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation. The group talks organizational culture, problem employees, why its important to celebrate and how to shake things up this year and build a better more authentic team that gets stuff done!


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