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  • Importance Of Transparency

    By Bruce Burtch — July 14, 2014

    The times, they seem to be a-changing for corporate social responsibility campaigns. According to the 2013 Cone Communications/Echo Global CSR Study, a whopping 87 percent of the more than 10,000 respondents said that they make purchases based on what they know about an organization’s social, environmental and cause-related engagement.

  • Study: Orgs With Annual Funds Meet Fundraising Goals

    By Zach Halper — July 14, 2014

    Nonprofits that have an annual fund are more likely to meet their fundraising goals, according to a new study from the Nonprofit Research Collaborative (NRC).

  • “Pink Slips” Win Big At MAXI Awards

    By Zach Halper — July 10, 2014

    Sending “pink slips” to prospective donors as an illustration was the top creative program, capturing the Platinum Big Idea Award – Fundraising That Works prize, during the 35th annual MAXI Awards last night on the opening night of the Bridge to Integrated Marketing Conference in National Harbor, Md., near Washington, D.C.

  • 1 Year Later: Assessing Your Strategic Plan

    By Dennis Miller — July 8, 2014

    The strategic planning process can be one of the most exciting times for any nonprofit. New vision statements are created and the entire organization might feel a sense of new energy and excitement about the future direction of the organization.

  • Millennial Donors Are A Breed Of Their Own

    By The NonProfit Times — July 8, 2014

    It’s not too groundbreaking to say that Millennials behave differently than other generations of donors. Why should you care? They have assets. They spend about $300 billion on consumer discretionary goods a year, said Derrick Feldman, CEO of Achieve in Indianapolis. But, their assets go beyond dollars and cents.

  • Distance Not Making Donors’ Hearts Grow Fonder

    By Patrick Sullivan — July 7, 2014

    Some 80 percent of Food for the Poor’s lapsed donors stopped giving because they felt distanced from the organization. “Every time we had a meeting, we said the donor is king, but we weren’t acting like the donor was king,” said Angel Aloma, executive director of the Coconut Creek, Fla.-based organization. During the next three years, Aloma said his organization internalized what it meant to make the donor king, starting at the top.

  • IRS Releases New, Shorter Application

    By The NonProfit Times — July 2, 2014

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) unveiled a new, shorter application for small organizations seeking 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in an effort to reduce paperwork for charities, speed up the application process and focus resources on large, more complex applications.

  • 10 Issues To Address In Your Nonprofit’s Social Media Policy

    By Gene Takagi — July 2, 2014

    The Internet remains the Wild Wild West of information. And even though it all seems available for the taking, you can run into a huge legal issue if you are not careful regarding grabbing and using the data. It can also cost you if people pirate information from your site or if an employee does something on social media that makes you look bad.

  • 3 Myths About Captives

    By Melanie Lockwood Herman — July 2, 2014

    During the hard market phase of the property and casualty insurance market cycle — when coverage is more restrictive and expensive — many nonprofit leaders admit feeling pretty helpless. You might say that one feels “captive” by an industry that is hard to avoid.

  • Controversial Currency Being Converted To Cash

    By Zach Halper — July 2, 2014

    The University of Puget Sound in Taco­ma, Wash., often receives donations from alumni so it wasn’t a surprise to Sherry Mondou, the university’s vice president of finance and administration, when 2007 graduate Nicolas Cary expressed interest in donating to the school.

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