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Tips to Successful Fundraising: Put Donors First

Donors lay the framework for sustaining your nonprofit. You can’t do much of anything without them—they give your organization the strong foundation that it needs to build upon. But once you have a solid network of donors, how do you keep them? Maeve Strathy is a...

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7 Simple Steps to a Successful Year-End Giving Campaign

Donors are making their lists, they’re checking them twice and they’re gonna find out which nonprofits have been naughty or nice. That’s right: nonprofits receive 50% of their annual donations in the last three months of the year. Is your nonprofit ready for year-end...

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How You Can Combat Employee Turnover

Combating employee turnover in the nonprofit sector is tricky, and, unfortunately, it’s pretty common. The hours are long, the work is hard and the pay isn’t always what it should be. The Chronicle of Philanthropy reports that fifty percent of chief fundraisers plan...

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How to Treat Volunteers as an Extension of Your Staff

Volunteers are a vital part of your nonprofit organization. They’re the ones doing the grunt work and producing tangible change for the cause you’re working to better. Once you’ve recruited a solid group of volunteers and have boots on the ground to make things...

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Style Guide: Investor Presentations

Feeling comfortable in your work environment is an important part of your company culture. Many nonprofit organizations have lax dress codes, a custom many employees appreciate because they feel they can be themselves in the office. This changes, however, when it...

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Board Diversity: Recruit Talent, Not Tokens

Seeing your organization through the eyes of the entire community you serve is advantageous. Diversity allows your organization to operate within the bigger picture. There are clear dividends of a diverse board, but diversity for diversity’s sake isn’t always the best...

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