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Do you know someone who has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to improve the lives of children? If so, the NASCAR Foundation wants you to nominate this individual for its Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.
Are you seeking your next great job in the nonprofit sector but unsure what kind of salary and benefits you can expect? Or are you a nonprofit employer wondering if you offer the salary and benefits top talent is looking for?
Recruiting a donor is like a light switch, according to Diana Ruano: Either you get someone or you don’t. Development and stewardship is more complicated. “It’s a volume dial,” she said.
Every single aspect of a grant proposal offers you an opportunity to gain or lose credibility. “I’ve reviewed thousands of grant proposals,” said Barbara Floersch, director of The Grantsmanship Center in Los Angeles, “and the credibility or believability of your organization and the project it is proposing is the most critical issue in winning funds.”
Acquisition means not only acquiring donors but also acquiring the best means of securing as many donors as possible who will donate as much money as possible.
One method of determining donor satisfaction is the mystery shopping test, which uses phone, email and mail to gain information about donors’ experiences with a nonprofit.
The #WomenLeading Philanthropy theme of the 2014 Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) Symposium in Chicago last week posed many questions regarding women both as funders and as executives in philanthropy. The largest issues discussed included making a financial impact and when it will no longer be a “women’s” issue as compared to a whole sector approach.
Donna M. Butts is executive director of Generations United in Washington, D.C.
America’s changing demographics are getting noticed.
The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are examining new models of funding, according the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. Leaders from more than 5,000 nonprofits nationwide participated in this sixth annual survey.
Nonprofits that used volunteer services last year got a little more bang for their buck. The value of a volunteer hour stood at $22.55 during 2013, according to a report from Independent Sector in Washington, D.C. That’s 41 cents, or 1.9 percent more than 2012.