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Incoming Program Officer for Criminal Justice Reform: Chloe Cockburn

We’re excited to announce that Chloe Cockburn has accepted our offer to join the Open Philanthropy Project team as a Program Officer, leading our work on criminal justice reform. She expects to start in August and to work from New … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Promise and Peril of Community Evaluation

Four ways to improve community evaluation so that it helps build, rather than erode, social progress.

Collective Impact: The Missing Link

Three ways to create an environment where interdependent stakeholders can perform their individual roles optimally and collaborate with each other effectively.

If you have a blog, don't give up on it

Here's why your nonprofit should probably not launch a blog: 80% of corporate blogs contain fewer than five posts. They start them, then abandon them before they've really started. It's understandable: New blogs don't get much traffic. Show More Summary

Frank Talk: Comms that Connect (Part 1)

Guest blogger Mark Dessauer is Director of Communications at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation. Frank: A gathering of communicators who work for the common good (or public interest). I found myself there this past winter, delighting in northern Florida rain while the rest of the country was being buried under snow. Frank […]

Charitable giving grows again!

The new GivingUSA report is out. The estimates of last year's giving, the most recent on record, appear to be the best in the 60 years of tracking. As a sector, we are still impressed by low-growth. But 5% growth is better than no growth! According to GivingUSA's press release: Overall charitable giving in the [...]Show More Summary

Rock your next interview

The smart, engaged and so clear Claire Axelrad of @CharityClairity on Twitter and Clairification.com presented at our fundraising career virtual conference in April. Her […]

Giving grows again!

The new GivingUSA report is out. The estimates of last year's giving, the most recent on record, appear to be the best in the 60 years of tracking. As a sector, we are still impressed by low-growth. But 5% growth is better than no growth! According to GivingUSA's press release: Overall charitable giving in the [...]

How the Fundraising Game Has Changed Forever

(Editor’s note: Today’s post comes from our friends at the National Council of Nonprofits. Jennifer Chandler, Vice President and Director of Network Support & Knowledge Sharing, offers insight on new legislation that will allow nonprofits...Show More Summary

The Profit In Listening To Donors

Yesterday Roger offered the example, from the Swedish blood donation service, of a brilliant approach to thanking donors (donating blood, donating money … is there a difference?!). Today we have another modest case study … this one on the value of listening to donors. In this case, the charity, National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) was concerned that its […]

Does Sexism Hold the Nonprofit Sector Back?

There was a great post on the Stanford Social Innovation Review blog last week that clearly articulates a dysfunction in the nonprofit sector and when recognized by nonprofit leaders and their funders could reshape the sector. Just like...Show More Summary

The data value index

It seems that the average joe is beginning to understand that his digital data has value. What nerds have long known (if you're not the customer, you're the product) about our interactions with "free" digital services is becoming common knowledge. Show More Summary

Bringing Social Entrepreneurship into the Classroom

Why we must leverage hands-on experience and service learning to encourage the next generation of social innovators.

4-Star Charities

Check out our Pinterest board to see some of the interesting ways 4-star charities are sharing the good news about their 'excellent' ratings. Follow Charity Navigator's board 4-star charities on Pinterest.

7 ways to keep your digital fundraising on target

People talk about digital fundraising like it's magic. Just do something with it, and magic will happen. It doesn't work. It never has. Succeeding online requires discipline and focus. Just as with other media. Except the digital world changes much faster. Show More Summary

Life-Changing Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Subscribers, we’re working on getting you the ability to opt-in or -out of these listings vs. other job posts. Hold on, please! Post YOUR comms job here—nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Associate Web Producer,...Show More Summary

Help! My job is eating my life!

In April we created a virtual fundraising career conference, which was a howling success. We had 550 attendees, 13 presenters, and 3 days of […]

What Should Go On (and Off) Your Donation Page

When a potential donor lands on your donation page, you want to make it extremely easy for them to give. But if your donation page has a complicated form, too many ways to leave, or doesn’t keep the donor in the emotional act of giving,...Show More Summary

Powerful ‘Thank You’ #1

Let’s kick off the week with an innovative and energizing example of the power of ‘thank you’ to enhance both acquisition and retention. A virtual symphony combining the creative use of mobile and a first-rate understanding of the importance of donor experience. This magnificent example is reported in the UK’s Independent. If you donate blood […]

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