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The tone of this year’s Council on Foundation’s (CoF) annual conference focused not just on collaboration, but also pushing foundation leaders to take more of a role in instigating ideas that spur the national and local economies and finance. Examples of the “double bottom line” of businesses doing well while contributing to the social sector were showcased during a session called “7 Ideas To Jumpstart The Economy.”
Three quarters of nonprofits reported ending 2014 at break-even or with a surplus but just as many continue to report increased demand for their services.
Spam costs more than $4.99 for a 12-ounce can of the meat surprise at the supermarket. Nonprofits are losing an average of nearly $15,000 per year due to emails ending up in prospects’ electronic spam folders, according to a new study released by digital firm EveryAction. The 2015 Nonprofit Email Deliverability Study analyzed 55 nonprofits with email lists of at least 100,000 names.
When Nicole Gyorfi Titus, a veteran communications director, was asked to lead digital operations for the ReadyforHillary, a Rosslyn, Va.-based national political action committee, she didn’t hesitate to utilize a cooperative database for the PAC’s direct mail fundraising efforts.
There is risk incurred by simply getting out of bed every morning. You can insure against almost anything and probably should. The topics of risk and insurance are hot right now as litigation increases against nonprofits.
You might want to put down the phone, or delay that mailing by a month or two. Nonprofits are 10 times more likely than donors to think the organization is not communicating enough with donors. For its first donor engagement study, Austin, Texas-based fundraising and software firm Abila surveyed more than 1,200 donors across four generational cohorts, as well as managers at 206 nonprofits with revenues ranging from $1 million to $49 million.
Big Data and regression models can chop and analyze a donor file in lots of interesting ways. But if you don’t have millions of dollars or millions of names in your file to utilize these technologies, you’ll have to look elsewhere for measurement.
Claiming a “yearlong campaign of political harassment and public vilification,” the Humane Society of the United States sued Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently regarding an investigation of the charity. An Oklahoma judge blocked General Pruitt from obtaining all but one contested document that he sought.
Completing a stunning comeback that will go down in the annals of NPT Brackets history, Jacob Harold won The NonProfit Times‘ inaugural NCAA Bracket Competition. The president and CEO of GuideStar outdueled a field of a dozen nonprofit executives and The NonProfit Times staff, securing the win thanks to Duke’s victory over Wisconsin last night in the national championship for men’s college basketball.
Ask most any employee at a nonprofit why they work there and the answer will almost always come down to mission and believing they are making a difference. But what sets apart the organizations in the 2015 NPT Best Nonprofits To Work?
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