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Myths And Urban Legends Stall Fundraising Efforts

May 22, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Like a giant game of telephone, a nonprofit professional can hear about the successes or trials of one peer organization, pass that information on to another, and as the story is told and retold what might have been a one-off observation gains life.

Jewish Philanthropy is Transitioning

May 22, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Jewish tradition has it that the reward for fulfilling one obligation is the opportunity to fulfill another. That concept can be extremely helpful to the philanthropic sector, but as with any group in America, it would be a mistake to presume there will be support from Jewish donors.

5 Cases For Blockchain Without Cryptocurrency

May 21, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

DonorsChoose.org got a $29-million donation via cryptocurrency and donor-advised funds (DAFs) have been seeing more donations of cryptocurrency in recent years. That’s great and all but if your nonprofit doesn’t get donations in cryptocurrency, does that make blockchain irrelevant for your organization? Not necessarily.

5 Ways To Make Sure Donors Read Your Appeals

May 21, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? If your organization makes an ask and it is never read, did you ever really make an ask? Nonprofit development departments work tirelessly to identify and craft compelling stories and provide supporters with clear means of helping. Once the email is sent or letter is sealed and delivered, an even higher hurdle remains. Will the donor even read it?

5 Ways To Make Sure Donors Read Your Appeals

May 21, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

If a tree falls in the woods, does it make a sound? If your organization makes an ask and it is never read, did you ever really make an ask? Nonprofit development departments work tirelessly to identify and craft compelling stories and provide supporters with clear means of helping. Once the email is sent or letter is sealed and delivered, an even higher hurdle remains. Will the donor even read it?

5 cases For Blockchain Without Cryptocurrency

May 21, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

DonorsChoose.org got a $29-million donation via cryptocurrency and donor-advised funds (DAFs) have been seeing more donations of cryptocurrency in recent years. That’s great and all but if your nonprofit doesn’t get donations in cryptocurrency, does that make blockchain irrelevant for your organization? Not necessarily.

Use The 3 Ps to Get Through To Employees

May 17, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

There’s a decent chance that your organization has recently launched a new employee initiative or policy. Maybe there was some research or employee involvement in the process. But, there’s probably still a little uncertainty as to how employees will respond and how the initiative will impact performance, one of the most critical drivers of your organization’s mission.

Locking Things Down In Vendor Relations

May 17, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Most nonprofits have a firm grasp on the quality of work being conducted by their staffs. A similar grasp on the work of those functioning on the organization’s behalf, such as vendors, might be a little more elusive.

4 Steps For Outcomes For Prevention Programs

May 15, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Grants are social investments that are intended to produce positive change. Defining intended change is easier for some types of programs than others. “If you’re working to improve the health of diabetics, the proposed outcome may be a specific degree of decrease in blood sugar levels of participants,” said Barbara Floersch of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But grantseekers often get confused when developing outcomes for programs that are intended to stop something from happening in the first place.”

Going Outside Of Your Introverted Comfort Zone

May 15, 2018       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Putting on the broad grin and being a people person is the hardest part of the job for some fundraisers. Their love for mission might have driven them to their careers, but — the introverts that they are — they feel more comfortable working from their desk than out meeting with people.