Combat the Effects of High Inflation on Donors’ 2022 Giving

Published August 5, 2022

By Dave Smith, CEO & Founder of Heaton Smith Group After low inflation for more than three decades, many Americans are learning for the first time the pernicious effects of high inflation on their everyday lives. Leading many news stories is the record price to fill up our cars and the ripple effects of high fuel […]

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Josh Birkholz Named 2022-2024 Chair of Giving USA Foundation

Published August 1, 2022

Josh Birkholz, CEO of BWF, has been named Chair of Giving USA Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by The Giving Institute to advance research, education, and public understanding of philanthropy. He was officially inducted on July 20 and will serve in his role through July 31, 2024. Giving USA Foundation shares data and trends about […]

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Legislative Roundup – Key Legislation Before Congress Impacting the Nonprofit Sector

Published July 22, 2022

By Sally Ehrenfried, Senior Principal, Government Relations at Blackbaud   For those of you who know me, you know that I’m passionate about the nonprofit sector and its participation in policy conversations. Legislation at the federal, state, and local level can often impact how nonprofit organizations and foundations operate, how they assist their communities, and how government […]

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Holistic Generosity : Removing the Silos Between Fundraising, Volunteerism and Activism

Published July 8, 2022

By Gabe Cooper, CEO of Virtuous If you’ve been around nonprofits for any length of time you’ve inevitably heard a nonprofit leader say “Donors are a relationship, not a transaction” – or possibly even “Our donors are more than just checkbooks.” Nonprofit leaders intuitively know that their constituents have far more to give than just […]

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Using Effective Communication to Improve Employee Satisfaction and Retention

Published July 1, 2022

By Sarah Dave, Managing Director of Operations at Grants Plus Across the country, organizations seem to be grappling with the same workplace challenge: how can you retain your workforce in the midst of “The Great Resignation?” Recent surveys conducted by Pew and MIT concluded that some of the top reasons employees are leaving include a general lack of respect and […]

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Five Ways to Leverage Giving USA 2022

Published June 27, 2022

Contributed by Kaitlin Robb, Communications Manager at The Curtis Group, a Giving Institute Member Firm and Giving USA 2022 Benefactor While it is no secret that our world has been forever changed by the events of the last several years, it remains true and constant that Americans are incredibly generous, giving $484.85 billion (a 4% […]

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Board Engagement: Mapping Your Board for Fundraising Success

Published June 21, 2022

By Dwayne Ashley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bridge Philanthropic Consulting By Sylvia White, Chief Operations Officer at Bridge Philanthropic Consulting     Your firm’s role in mapping board relationships The lifeblood of any fundraising program is finding, cultivating, and keeping your donors. Unfortunately, too many organizations approach fundraising from a need-based mentality. Their immediate inclination […]

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Volunteers’ Investment

Published June 17, 2022

By Derek Alley, CFRE, Co-Founder and President of Arthur Alley There are many reasons to appreciate your volunteers. This selfless group of individuals gives their time and talent to propel your mission forward. While the time commitment of a volunteer may range from a one-day project to a board seat, many nonprofits neglect to empower […]

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Why Brand Strategy?

Published June 10, 2022

By Rick Dunham, Founder and Chairman of Dunham+Company In an increasingly cluttered market and changing fundraising landscape, it’s imperative to recognize the need to take your brand to its next level of growth. Differentiating your organization will build long-term sustainability and greater brand effectiveness. What is a Brand Strategy? As enduring brands—meaning ministries, organizations, and companies—have […]

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