The Importance of Professional Development to Your Nonprofit

This was originally published on Top Nonprofits, and is being share here with permission. From marketing and communications duties to human resources and accounting tasks, a typical nonprofit employee constantly applies various tools and skill sets and covers a variety of roles–sometimes, daily! It’s essential that nonprofit boards and managers engage with their employees and help shape […]

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How should organizations respond to national tragedy?

I have a journalism degree from one of the top ten journalism schools in the country. Some of my best friends were in the broadcast sequence and, upon graduation, took jobs with local news stations across the country. Some of them producers, others as anchors, a few as reporters, and even a sports guy – […]

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New Fundraising Grader to Help Nonprofits Benchmark Performance

Nonprofit organizations face three main challenges within the lifecycle of every donor relationship, individual or corporate.   1) The first challenge is getting that initial contribution. How can you convince this individual or company that your nonprofit is worthy of their support? – Donor Acquisition 2) Once that donor is in the fold, the nurturing […]

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Most Popular Posts for Your Organization

  When you take time to read our Third Sector Today posts, you confirm that we must be doing something right. And we would be remiss if we didn’t occasionally recap popular posts you might have missed. Time to share some of our most read posts so far in 2015!   Fundraising   Always a […]

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Do your DIY fundraisers generate $11,652 each? Meet the ones who do.

Almost every nonprofit has instituted some type of DIY fundraising vehicle. Many who’ve tried generic crowdfunding options haven’t done well. But those using peer-to-peer fundraising are discovering that some of their supporters excel at DIY. Among the nonprofits using DonorDrive for their DIY programs, we’re seeing a group of supporters who raise more in a […]

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6 Reasons to Engage on #GivingTuesday

Summer is waning, but, admit it, the anticipation of autumn inspires. The new season signals new plans, tactics, and a calendar full of opportunities. And soon it will be shopping on “Black Friday” and/or avoiding stores by shopping online on Cyber Monday. We ask, then, why not engage on #GivingTuesday?   If #GivingTuesday is not on […]

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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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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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State of Endowment Accounting in the Nonprofit Sector

Endowment Accounting Study Have you ever wondered what type of financial management systems are being used by endowments? Or, how frequently they are providing fund statements to donors? Our friends at AccuFund did– and the findings of the study they commissioned, conducted by NonprofitPRO, were just released. Get the Infographic Here Key Findings According to the company’s press release, […]

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Top 10 Checkout Donation Campaigns

Chances are, if you made a purchase at eBay, WalMart or McDonald’s in 2014, you were asked if you’d consider donating $1, or $5 or the change that would round up your sale amount to the next dollar. And many, many obliged. Those three topped the list of elite cause marketing programs at retail and restaurants which generated more than […]

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