Crowdfunding With Shoes (Not Dollars!)

Did you know the average American has at least 15 pairs of shoes in his/her closet right now? (Some of us, ahem, have many more than that!) And the odds are that at least one of those pair just sits, collecting dust. Starting today, however, unwanted shoes can be converted into a source to help crowdfund […]

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Trends Dominating in 2015

How Bitcoin is Changing the Face of Nonprofits

This infographic was originally published on Who Is Hosting This blog. Since the release of Bitcoin in 2009 it has been rapidly adopted. It is now used by millions of people, businesses and non-profit organisations all over the world. In fact the cryptocurrency now has over 13 million Bitcoins in circulation and each is valued at […]

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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Nonprofit Outcomes

  Obtaining outcomes can help an organization track impact from programs and activities to demonstrating changes it makes for the community and individuals.  It’s also becoming much more important to funders to see a nonprofit’s outcomes in order to continue funding.   Here are some great resources to help you define, track, and evaluate nonprofit […]

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Trends Dominating in 2015

Philanthropy, Not Fundraising: I Have a Dream 2015

This post, written by Claire Axelrad, originally published on her site, Clairification , and we are thankful for her permission to share it with you, since it provides great inspiration.   I have a dream for 2015 – and beyond. I have a dream  this is the year your organization will move beyond defining yourself by what […]

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What Motivates Donors to Give?

  If people were not philanthropic, how would nonprofits survive? Donors are the lifeblood of many organizations. Money is the key gift, but sometimes donors offer materials, time, recommendations, and other resources. And a key question: What motivates donors, anyway?   Initially, the desire to support the cause, to make a difference in the world, […]

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5 Reasons to Consider a Revenue-Driven Model for Your Nonprofit

In a sector reliant on donor funding, nonprofit organizations commonly rely on fundraising to shore up public identity and growth. To improve and become financially stable, many organizations have moved towards revenue-driven models. Providing financial security, this approach allows nonprofits to focus on their core missions by building more diverse streams for revenue. Kevin Davis […]

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Transforming Volunteers into Donors

Volunteers are one of any nonprofit’s most valuable assets. These are the people, after all, who are passionate about the mission of your organization and selflessly give their time and energy to help you achieve your goals. While a volunteer’s contributions are fantastic (and priceless), they may have even more to give  – your best […]

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The Essence of Sports Philanthropy

There’s been so much attention focused on the negative actions of a few athletes lately, that it seemed a good time to bring focus to those who do good, and illustrate how sports philanthropy can have impact. Additionally, it provides a great lesson to any type or size nonprofit who is interested in finding a […]

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Speeding The Convergence of Impact and Profit

From time to time, we publish posts from other fabulous resources and bloggers that we hope will provide you with additional insight. This post was originally published on Markets for Good, … by Nikon Rasumov The father of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), R.E. Freeman, argued almost 30 years ago that all for-profits should consider their […]

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Nonprofit Partner Post

4 Ways to Improve Donor Engagement

  Why is getting your donors to upgrade such a difficult task sometimes? Getting your donors to upgrade should be at the top of the list for your fundraising program, but upgrading isn’t as simple as just asking your donors to give more—it’s about fostering your relationship with them and becoming an organization that they […]

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