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Donors, Consumers Not Recommending Mobile Pay...

After a year of celebrity following its release in late-2014, Apple Pay had to share the spotlight with Android Pay and Samsung Pay. Since then, the market has grown more crowded, with merchants, such as Walmart and Kohl’s, developing Pay options for their consumers to use at the point of sale. However, according to Auriemma’s […]

6 Mobile Fundraising Ideas That Are Really Digital...

Online giving continues to grow, and mobile giving continues to be a large proportion of online giving each year. That’s why it’s important for fundraisers to be adept at digital fundraising, regardless of their size. Rachel Clemens, chief marketing officer at Mighty Citizen, an Austin, Texas-based digital marketing communications firm, and Kris Leja, executive director […]

Good Management: What’s it Take?...

After the euphoria of receiving the grant award fades, the hundreds of grant management to-dos jockey for priority attention. “Organizations that have the basics of solid grant management in place might feel stretched, but they’ll be fine,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “But when the basics aren’t […]

10 Questions You Must Ask Your Mentor...

If the elders among us were to look back on their careers, they could probably point to one or two friendly faces that helped them get to where they are today. Maybe it was a veteran co-worker or professor with whom they maintained a relationship. Such relationships aren’t always easy to make, particularly in a […]

Drive Volunteer, Employee Motivation...

More than 62 million individuals contributed $184 billion in human capital to nonprofit organizations in 2015 by volunteering. That means that even a 10-percent increase in volunteerism would result in contributions that would dwarf the annual revenue of even the largest of our nation’s nonprofits. Making those strides will require volunteer motivation, according to Elayne […]

3 Elements Of An Organizational Mindset...

Self-assessment might not always be the most pleasant undertaking, but it is necessary. Of course mission is what a nonprofit is all about, but stopping to look and see what is going on is a way to ensure that mission is being fulfilled as effectively as possible. In his book “The Social Profit Handbook,” David […]

Productivity Takes Aggressive Calm...

People have their own ways of getting things done, but probably not too many would take the ninja approach. But that’s the approach taken by Graham Allcott in his book “How to Be a Productivity Ninja.” It isn’t necessary to wear a mask and elaborate costume, but Allcott recommends a mix of go-get-‘em and being […]

Being Chill About Complex Issues...

One lesson to be learned from the everything-right-now 21st century is that everything must be not only right now but also very simple. The 2016 presidential campaign is showing America that simplistic lingo is what everyone wants and will get. That is not the way Petra Kuenkel sees it. In her book “The Art of […]

Using Data And What Not To Do...

Strong grant proposals use relevant data to support the request for funding. “You can spot an experienced grantseeker by how artfully they use data,” said Barbara Floersch, Executive Director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, Calif. “The successful grant professionals I know are obsessed with data.” Here are a few dos and don’ts for […]

5 Steps To Telling Your Mission’s Core Story...

Isn’t much of the fundraising challenge, if not the entire nonprofit mission, presenting a story that relates what people have gone through while it also tells people what they can do about a particular situation? In his book “Winning The Story Wars,” Jonah Sacks suggests the use of what he calls core story elements, the […]