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Benefit Corporation and L3C Adoption: A Survey

New research offers insights into how social enterprise legal forms are emerging in the United States.

Holiday Giving and Protecting Yourself Against Charity Scams

CBS recently ran this story about the importance of being an informed giver, especially during the holiday giving season. Be sure to follow our 5 simple tips to maximize the impact of your holiday donations.

The Mantra of Delivery

Four lessons for scaling social impact that arose from curing children’s diarrhea in Bangladesh in the 1980s.

#GivingTuesday: Just One Piece of the Puzzle

It's that time of year, and # GivingTuesday campaigns are beginning across the nation. As a matter of fact, CrowdRise just launched a #GivingTower Holiday Challenge for nonprofits. And while # GivingTuesday is a big deal for fundraising, it's also just one way to engage your donors. Show More Summary

We’re Giving Thanks…For You

For the past several months, we’ve been focused on the fourth quarter, getting ready for year-end, and #GivingTuesday. The fourth quarter is a pivotal time of year for organizations that depend on year-end generosity to scale their impact. Today,...Show More Summary

What would I do without you?

I want to thank you for reading, for buying my products and engaging my services this year. I am so grateful to you, my […]

Need Something To Be Thankful For? Back To St Joseph’s Indian School.

About a week ago I wrote about this story in The Nonprofit Quarterly: “Group Uses Fictitious Children to Boost Fundraising: Poverty Porn?” I guess the title itself suggests that publication’s verdict! Our commenters were more tolerant. Said Chip Heartfield: “It is not clear if the stories are composites or represent one child whose real name […]

Signaling and Confirming

A new framework can help nonprofits and other social sector organizations measure the participation of their supporters.

Nonprofit Insights: How to Socialize Your Volunteer Recruitment with Google Ad Grants

The Nonprofit Insights webinar series brings major thought leaders and experts to you for thought-provoking presentations on a variety of issues related to technology and engaging your community members for social good. Question: What difference would it make for your … Continue reading ?

Should you consider address labels in your fundraising?

Yesterday, we looked at address-label fundraising and the frequent error people make about them: I don't like them, so they don't work, and they're a stupid way to raise funds. Address labels can work, and often do. Simply writing them off because you hate them would be a big mistake, a classic "everybody-is-exactly-like-me" fallacy. Show More Summary

Mission or Opportunity

Do you work for your non-profit because you believe in the mission of the organization or because it is a good opportunity for you? I do for a combination of both but let me make a brief case for each. Mission keeps the direction clear and gives you another reason to get out of bed. […]

Email Merge Secret

I wrote earlier about how writing informally can be a great strategy to personalize a donor letter. We all use email and receive way to many mass emails. We have become experts at figuring out what is an email we need to read and what we can delete right away. If we put in the […]

Shrinking Revenue and Shrinking Orchestras Meet Big Art

With all this talk of downsizing orchestras, it can be difficult to really get what it means to the art itself. This description may help.

#thankful4home: Raising Awareness Around Homelessness

  #thankful4home: A Lesson in Project Based Learning & Gratitude guest post by Lisa Colton This fall and winter I’m working with a group of organizations in Chicago to raise awareness around homelessness, alongside screenings of the @Home documentary that features portraits of this issue through the eyes of activist Mark Horvath. … Read More

Turning Everyday Donors into Major Donors

Guest Post by K. Michael Johnson You need big donors… who doesn’t?  Sure, you have some… but to truly fulfill your mission, you know you need more.  So, where are they going to come from? I have good news for you. Many of your next major donors are already giving to you.  Studies show that […]

Tips for Making Authentic, Meaningful Thank You Calls

Thursday is Thanksgiving here in the U.S., a time when […] The post Tips for Making Authentic, Meaningful Thank You Calls appeared first on Ignited Fundraising.

Fundraising Myths And Dark Legends

One of my all-time favorite fundraising copywriters is Tom Gaffny. For nearly 30 years he ran the creative shop at Epsilon and continues to post top results with his firm, Tom Gaffny Consulting. What sets Tom and other great fundraising copywriters apart from the pack is their ability to go way beyond skillfully putting words […]

The values that guide us

Questions about civil society in the digital age are all I think about these days. Let me practice some of that thinking for you, if you have a minute...if not, let me wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving (USA and beyond).Recently, there's been a lot of good writing about why we have philanthropic foundations. Show More Summary

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