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    1. 5 Smart Fundraising Tips From Wealthy Donors

      5 Smart Fundraising Tips From Wealthy Donors

      Fundraising season never really ends, but with the busiest months of the year for major-gift officers right around the corner, now is a good time to brush up on the best ways to attract wealthy donors. High-net-worth philanthropists are often bombarded with gift requests from nonprofits they don’t know well. The Chronicle mined its recent coverage of big donors for the best suggestions on how fundraisers can elevate their organization’s pitch above the din of the crowd.

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    2. Better Understanding Business Models in the Nonprofit Sector

      Better Understanding Business Models in the Nonprofit Sector

      In talking with the leaders of nonprofit organizations across the sector, there is a single truism that undergirds all of our conversations: limits on overhead create a pressure that deeply impacts the choices and tradeoffs leaders wrestle with every day. At Bridgespan, we have spent the last decade hearing this story from nonprofit leaders, and in turn, working with funders to counter the “overhead myth.”

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    3. Survey Shows Nonprofits Most Concerned with Staffing and Funding Cutbacks

      Survey Shows Nonprofits Most Concerned with Staffing and Funding Cutbacks

      Staff retention and recruitment ranks as the number one challenge for nonprofits, according to the first annual BDO Nonprofit Standards, a benchmarking survey designed in partnership with The NonProfit Times. More than 70 percent of respondents cited those staffing concerns. Cutbacks in funding and drops in revenue follows, identified by 48 percent of nonprofits.

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    4. Many Big Nonprofits Rapidly Stockpiling Endowment Cash, Chronicle Data Shows

      Many Big Nonprofits Rapidly Stockpiling Endowment Cash, Chronicle Data Shows

      Nonprofits with large endowments are collecting more than twice as much money as they are spending on grants, facilities, and administrative and other costs, a new data analysis of 1,600 organizations by The Chronicle shows. In fact, for 253 of the more than 1,600 nonprofits studied, the dollars flowing into their endowments over six years exceeded the dollars flowing out by a ratio of more than four to one.

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    5. Strengthen Your Nonprofit Communications: Study Reveals Skills Gaps and Suggests Steps for Improvement

      Strengthen Your Nonprofit Communications: Study Reveals Skills Gaps and Suggests Steps for Improvement

      Information moves rapidly these days, and an increasing amount of it competes for the time and attention of donors, journalists, online influencers, and the public. In this marketplace, what skills should communications professionals possess to raise the profile of their organizations? To find out, The Communications Network, an association of professionals in the field, commissioned a survey. Nearly 300 members of the network participated in the survey.

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    6. How Community Foundations Tap Wealth Advisers to Attract Donor-Advised Funds

      How Community Foundations Tap Wealth Advisers to Attract Donor-Advised Funds

      Donor-advised funds (DAFs) represent a large portion of many community foundations’ annual fundraising revenue and often a large part of their overall funds. In some cases, as much as half of a community foundation’s total assets are held in these accounts. DAFs allow donors to reap immediate tax benefits when they irrevocably contribute cash, stocks, property, or other assets into accounts that will be used for charitable purposes.

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    7. How a Nonprofit Earned Big by Charging for Memberships

      How a Nonprofit Earned Big by Charging for Memberships

      Charging for memberships to a nonprofit involves some big decisions. What will members get for their dues? Will members gain some control over the organization? Will people revolt if they suddenly have to pay up? Those are just some of the issues that immigrant-rights group CASA grappled with as its leaders weighed the pros and cons of levying membership fees. It wasn’t a quick decision.

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    8. IRS Unleashes Flood of Searchable Charity Data

      IRS Unleashes Flood of Searchable Charity Data

      The Internal Revenue Service opened a gusher of information on nonprofits Wednesday by making electronically filed Form 990s available in bulk and in a machine-friendly format. The material will be available through the Public Data Sets area of Amazon Web Services. It will also include information from digital versions of the 990-EZ form filed by smaller nonprofits and form 990-PFs filed by private foundations.

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    9. Answers to Nonprofits’ Questions About New Overtime Rules

      The Department of Labor hosted a webinar Tuesday to explain how new federal regulations expanding overtime benefits will affect nonprofits. The rules taking effect in December extend overtime pay to full-time, salaried employees who make up to $47,476, more than double the current threshold. Labor officials also answered charity leaders’ questions about whether the new rules applied to their organizations and what the implications will be.

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    10. Keeping Family Close Is Priority at Many Family Foundations

      Keeping Family Close Is Priority at Many Family Foundations

      Summary: Sixty-two percent of family-foundation board members believe that involving relatives is as important as having an impact, according to a new survey from Foundation Source. "In this day and age, where families often are geographically dispersed, the foundation is the thing that helps maintain the connections," Page Snow, chief philanthropic and marketing officer at Foundation Source, told The Chronicle.

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    11. How One Nonprofit Built a Development Team From the Ground Up

      How One Nonprofit Built a Development Team From the Ground Up

      When Ivelisse Fairchild was hired in late 2014 to head up development for the National Council of La Raza, the fundraising department was almost entirely vacant. It had lost several employees, including its deputy vice president as well as the staff members who handled large gifts and corporate relationships. The only person left in the department was an online-giving manager. Ms. Fairchild moved quickly to turn things around.

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    12. Nonprofits Seeing Growth While Private Sector Remains Stagnant

      Nonprofits Seeing Growth While Private Sector Remains Stagnant

      The nonprofit sector is continuing to project job growth, while the private sector remains stagnant, according to results of a survey by Nonprofit HR. The ninth annual Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey shows that 57 percent of nonprofits anticipate hiring at least one new employee in 2016 (a 7 percent increase over 2015), compared to only 36 percent of for-profit companies who plan to hire, the same percent as last year.

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