10 Specialists Vote on the Top Fundraising Books

There are a lot of nonprofit books and resources out there. Rather than listing our their opinion on the best ones, or sister site, TopNonprofits.com decided to collaborate with 10 fundraising experts from the top nonprofit blogs list who each provided their top 5 votes. A combination of these votes and amazon metrics were used to compile the […]

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Closing the Nonprofit Sector’s Gender Pay Gap

It’s 2015 and, sadly, in the United States a gender pay gap of 22% still exists. In practically every corner of the workforce, women earn less than men.  While the gap has become smaller over the years, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR) , a US think tank founded in 1987 and tracks wages with updated fact […]

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Improvising in the Nonprofit Workplace

  When people hear the word “improvisation,” some say: “I watched Whose Line is it Anyway on T.V. and thought it was funny!” “I think professional actors do that at Second City in Chicago, like Amy Poehler did.” “Who in their right mind would do that?” What is this ”improvisation” that causes an array of […]

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14 Ways to Know When It’s Time to Leave Your Job

Is your organization causing stress? Do you dread spending time at the office? Are you looking for a better opportunity or just a change? It may be time to leave your job. Some employees know when it is time to leave while others may not recognize it right away. In 14 Signs It’s Time To Leave […]

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The Mindful Path to Improved Productivity

Breaking that cycle of worry, feeling overwhelmed, and “kvetching” about work is possible with just a little focus now and then. A little intentional mindfulness can go a long way towards gaining improved productivity says David Gelles, author of Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Business from the Inside Out. In Corporation’s Newest Productivity Hack: […]

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Choosing the Right Candidate

Interviews are just as nerve-racking for the interviewer as they are for the interviewee. The interviewer must listen carefully, in hopes of not just filling a position, but choosing the right candidate for the job. A resume will only give an employer limited insight into a candidate’s work ethic. But an interview will allow an employer […]

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What’s in a Name? Defining Donors, Members and Subscribers

This post was originally published on CDS Global’s blog By now we all know that you say tomato and I say to-mah-to, and we’ve agreed to disagree over potatoes and po-tah-toes, but if you work in a nonprofit with diverse revenue sources, you might struggle with defining your constituent groups. Are they members? Subscribers? Donors? […]

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2 Smart Ways to Step Up Your Email Strategy

Did you know that the average person receives 76 email messages per day? If you manage email communications for your organization that means seventy-five other causes/notifications/invitations/Groupon deals/sales pitches/you name it that are competing with you for the “open”. Standing out in this sea of messages is a big challenge for nonprofits. But don’t give up […]

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Boosting Your Social Media

Is your organization getting enough “likes”, shares, and comments? Would you like to see better results from your social media efforts? Take time to explore new ways to boost your social media presence and maximize engagement with your supporters. First and foremost, be sure to have a social media strategy. If you don’t have one, […]

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