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11 Steps To On-Boarding A New Grants Professional...

You’ve finally established a full-time grant development position and hired a professional to fill it. Expectations are high. The board assumes grant funding will skyrocket and every manager is scribbling wish lists. Why not? Before this, seeking grants was a hodge-podge of catch-as-catch-can work by everyone from program staff to administrators. This new position will […]

Microsoft To Spend $60 Million More To Support Local NPOs...

Microsoft plans to commit another $60 million to local nonprofits between now and next summer. The Redmond, Wash.-based software giant announced that it has provided almost $100 million of assistance to nonprofits in Washington state so far in 2020, including $67 million in cash and $31 in technology, in-kind support, special discounts and the COVID-19 […]

Donors’ Priorities, Funding Needs Might Be Diverging...

More than 70 percent of fundraisers are wary of donor fatigue, on top of concerns about budget cuts, hiring freezes, layoffs and furloughs. Fundraisers are concerned about reaching deeper into the donor pyramid with less staff and redefining roles in advancement, according to the second annual State of AI in Advancement, released in December by […]

10 Indicators For Estate Plan Donor Targeting...

Gender and childlessness have always been among the leading indicators for charitable gifts in estate planning. New research has identified a top 10 list of lifetime characteristics that are most important in predicting charitable transfers. “The Emerging Potential of Longitudinal Empirical Research in Estate Planning: Examples from Charitable Bequests” is based on the Health and […]

$17 Million To Boost Leukemia & Lymphoma Research...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Rye Brook, N.Y., has inked deals with cancer institutions, foundations and philanthropists to fund roughly $9 million in new research grants in 2020, with up to $8 million more in funding anticipated for early 2021. The funds will underwrite research in improved treatments and potential cures for those with […]

Nonprofit Risk: 5 Tips For Reducing Board Liability...

You have directors and officers liability insurance, but that doesn’t mean your board members can’t get into trouble. Follow the tips below to manage the risk of board liability and reduce the exposure of board members to legal claims and judgments, according to the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. Provide an annual board orientation to which […]

The Future Of Donor Behavior: Linking Giving To Daily Life...

*Editor’s Note: During the next 10 days The NonProfit Times will publish commentaries looking to 2021 and beyond from some of the sector’s most accomplished leaders. All of the commentaries are available in The NonProfit Times’ digital edition on this website.

Nonprofits Get Limited Relief In Stimulus Deal...

The $900-billion stimulus package approved by Congress in response to the pandemic includes some key measures supported by nonprofit constituencies but some say it doesn’t do enough for the nation’s charities and hope for more Congressional action in 2021. The COVID-19 Relief Bill and Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 funds appropriations for the federal government, […]

Catholic Charities, Felician Sisters Fund Eviction Relief...

Catholic Charities USA and the Felician Sisters of North America have jointly created the CCUSA Francis Fund for Eviction Prevention. The two organizations seeded the fund with $1 million each. The money will be distributed by Catholic Charities to recipients who are in extreme danger of becoming homeless. The fund was established as Americans are […]

Giving Jumped For Second Consecutive Quarter...

Charitable giving grew by 7.6% during the first nine months of 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019, and jumped for the second consecutive quarter, according to data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2020 Third Quarter Report. The report is administered by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Foundation for Philanthropy in collaboration with GivingTuesday. The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) […]