1. Articles in category: Not for Profit

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    1. Keys to Midlevel Donor Success: Collaboration and Engagement

      Mid-level donors are an important but often overlooked source of gifts at many nonprofits. The reason mid-level donors receive less attention has a lot to do with the relationship between direct-marketing fundraisers and major-gifts officers. Fundraising experts say that at many nonprofits, major-gifts officers look down on their direct-marketing counterparts, who in turn resent their major-gifts colleagues and, as a result, offer them little help.

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    2. Target to Change Giving Focus From Schools to Wellness

      Retail giant Target is ending its signature, education-focused giving program and shifting its philanthropic focus to health and wellness efforts, such as promoting good nutrition and active lifestyles, writes the Star Tribune. The Minneapolis-based firm said it will terminate the 18-year-old Take Charge of Education program next year after disbursing more than $432 million to some 100,000 schools across the country.

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    3. Hilton Boosts Annual Humanitarian Prize to $2 Million

      Hilton Boosts Annual Humanitarian Prize to $2 Million

      The world’s biggest humanitarian award is set to get bigger. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation will increase its namesake prize to $2 million from $1.5 million, chief executive Steve Hilton said Monday, and spend another $2 million to bolster collaboration and professional development among its network of past award winners. The increase in the value of the Hilton Humanitarian Prize coincides with its 20th anniversary — this year’s recipient will be announced next month.

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    4. 3 Paths That Could Shape The Future Of Nonprofits

      3 Paths That Could Shape The Future Of Nonprofits

      For some nonprofit managers, the daily grind makes it difficult to see the forest between the trees for a single organization.

      In his book “The Resilient Sector Revisited,” author and well-regarded academic Lester M. Salamon endeavors to take a 10,000-foot view of the nonprofit sector as a whole, including its current challenges and future prospects. In the book, Salamon envisions three potential futures for the sector.

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    5. Opinion: How Foundations Can Give Children a Brighter Future

      Opinion: How Foundations Can Give Children a Brighter Future

      Early-learning programs are attracting new support from policy makers and philanthropists as research continues to confirm what experts have known for decades: High-quality care for children under age 5 is one of the most effective strategies for putting them on a path to academic achievement and success later in life. Outcomes have been shown to be particularly compelling for children living in poverty.

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    6. Data Science, a Critical Tool in the Nonprofit World in 2015

      In 2015, the social sector is changing. Nonprofit organizations are realizing the many benefits of utilizing data to effectively assess the impact and value of their work. However, many of these organizations, particularly the smaller ones, can feel intimidated by the many methods, products, and sources at their disposal. What many nonprofits don’t realize is that they can focus on small pieces of this collected data and organize it into ways that are both simple to understand and useful.

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    7. Audio: Back to Basics: How Nonprofits Can Better Prepare for the Next Recession

      Audio: Back to Basics: How Nonprofits Can Better Prepare for the Next Recession

      In this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, Paul Rosenberg, a partner at the Bridgespan Group, explains steps nonprofits can take to prepare for the next economic downturn. Organizations that map a clear strategy and illustrate the outcomes they are trying to achieve, he says, tend to do better in recessions. Many nonprofits do not have a clear strategy and for this reason, must return to the basics.

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    8. Want to Increase Nonprofit Funding? Start by Increasing your Transparency

      Want to Increase Nonprofit Funding? Start by Increasing your Transparency

      On July 16th, GuideStar partnered with GlobalGiving, Foundant Technologies, and The California Endowment for a live demonstration on how nonprofits can update their GuideStar Nonprofit Profile and give their organization the potential to increase its funding through major foundations, corporate giving portals, and individual donors. In case you missed it, click here to download the full recording and slides from this webinar.

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    9. Opinion: Why Taking Legal Action Against Charity Fraud Is So Hard

      Opinion: Why Taking Legal Action Against Charity Fraud Is So Hard

      When all 50 states and the Federal Trade Commission joined together in May to sue Cancer Fund of America and three related charities for fraud after a four-year investigation, some commentators asked, "What took so long? " As a former state attorney general, I thought, "What an accomplishment! " In my experience, state nonprofit regulation presents formidable structural, financial, and legal challenges that make this first broad-based enforcement action a significant milestone.

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    10. Nonprofit Board Members Faulted for Lapses

      Board members at nonprofit organizations are too far removed from some of their key governance responsibilities, according to a new survey by the accounting firm Marks Paneth. Only 15 percent of the 103 nonprofit leaders surveyed said the board closely monitors dashboard performance compared to peer organizations, while only 28 percent indicated board members are highly strategic in providing guidance.

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    11. Opinion: How Foundations Can Win the Fight Against Inequality

      Opinion: How Foundations Can Win the Fight Against Inequality

      The Ford Foundation became the latest to join in, declaring this month that all of it grants will be designed to focus on the issue. That move came shortly after President Obama made clear that his focus after his presidency will be to jump-start programs to help black youth, extending his work with foundations and nonprofits under the My Brother’s Keeper program he started in the White House.

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    12. The Power Of Non-Cash Gifts

      Survey after survey shows that donors rarely cite tax advantages as their most important reason for giving. That is good. It means your donors give because they care about your mission. It is still in the best interests of your donor to maximize the tax benefit of their gifts whenever possible. Likewise, it is in the best interests of the nonprofit and donors for staff to help donors develop strategies to do so.

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    13. Webinar: Using Data Visualization to Inspire Donors to Give and Get Involved

      Webinar: Using Data Visualization to Inspire Donors to Give and Get Involved

      Data is everywhere these days, and many nonprofits are honing their abilities to collect and analyze it. But once you have compelling data, how do you best share it with supporters, potential donors, board members, and other people who influence your organization’s work? Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy to learn how you can visually present data in appealing and easy-to-understand ways and get your message heard.

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    14. “Giving back” Important For Most High Net-Worth Individuals

      “Giving back” Important For Most High Net-Worth Individuals

      More than half of high net-worth (HNW) individuals consider “giving back to society” essential to a life well lived, and another one-third describe it as “important,” for a combined 86 percent. Released on Thursday, the 2015 U.S. Trust Insights on Wealth and Worth Survey is the fifth annual study focused on high net-worth and ultra high net-worth adults. It surveyed 640 adults with investable assets of at least $3 million, not including the value of their primary residence.

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    15. From the Rearview Mirror

      At NPQ we’ve been thinking a lot about generational issues and emerging leadership, and the following is some communication from the elder side. . . . A woman once told me that I have only a thin membrane between my personal and political lives. It’s true, but I come by it honestly, having grown up with “the personal is political” hammered into my head. Over the past few weeks I have had occasion to spend time with a group of friends with whom I have been in common cause since my early twenties.

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    16. Webinar: How to Build a Strong Volunteer Program

      Webinar: How to Build a Strong Volunteer Program

      Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy and nonprofit experts to learn how your charity can build a strong volunteer program that reduces operating costs, expands its reach, and attracts supporters, including big business. You’ll hear from the training director of New York Cares, a group that mobilizes more than 60,000 New Yorkers for volunteer efforts throughout New York City, and provides volunteer-management training courses to nonprofits citywide so they can better manage unpaid workers.

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    17. Charities Can Now Get Dot-NGO and Dot-ONG Web Addresses

      Charities Can Now Get Dot-NGO and Dot-ONG Web Addresses

      Registration for websites with the domains dot-ngo and dot-ong opens to all nonprofits today, and interest is building, said Brian Cute, chief executive of Public Interest Registry, which manages web domains for nonprofits. "We’re really pleased with the uptick we’re seeing so far," he said. NGO stands for nongovernmental organization, while ONG is commonly used in France, Italy, and elsewhere. Mr. Cute estimates the domains will cost around $50 a year, which is the price on 101Domain.com.

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