January 15, 2023

Local United Way Tocqueville Society Grows Leaps & Bounds – George McCanless

Local United Way Tocqueville Society Grows Leaps & Bounds is CEO George McCanless’ take on a new way to raise five and six figure gifts for local United Way programs. Here’s what McCanless has to share about United Way of Central Georgia’s recent increase in major donor revenue: Local United Ways across the country are continuing to battle a double whammy of declining workplace giving combined with more companies switching to third party processors that […]
November 27, 2022

Jim Eskin Provides Donors Sound Giving Advice

Jim Eskin Provides Donors Sound Giving Advice is one fundraising veteran’s advice to major donors when making a big gift. Here’s what Eskin has to share. There are more than 1.5 million non-profits in the U.S. touching, improving and saving more lives by championing every conceivable mission under the sun. Whether it’s health, education, economic development, arts and culture, animal welfare or a host of human services, each of their missions is noble. So how […]
November 27, 2022

NANOE Says, “Strong CEOs Build Strong Boards”

NANOE Says, “Strong CEOs Build Strong Nonprofit Boards” is NANOE President Louis Fawcett’s experience with boards that actually work. Here’s what Fawcett has to share: As the fastest growing alliance of nonprofits in the world, NANOE (National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Professionals) often receives this question from our members: “What are the keys to having strong nonprofit Boards?” Behind this question is the stark reality:  the traditional expectations and norms for how Boards work […]
November 5, 2022

Jayne Agency – Ten Elements of Nonprofit Branding

Jayne Agency – Ten Elements of Nonprofit Branding is Brooke Foley’s take on how to truly understand and message your charity’s mission. Here’s what this marketing veteran shared last week with NANOE Members during her expert presentation: A solid brand platform empowers charities to invest confidently across TIME, MONEY, and PEOPLE in ways that will garner dependable, repeatable, scalable revenue–all essential to keeping a nonprofit serving its beneficiaries. It creates a stable foundation by which […]
October 31, 2022

Goers & Senders Campaign 2022 – Destination Africa

Dr. Beverly Gurley, President of Ecumenical University, and Dr. Luella Redfern, long-time Ecumenical University Trustee will oversee EU graduations and personally minister at CityLight Catalyst Centers across East Africa in December. Annual visits are vital to the mission and connect CityLight’s stateside leadership with the missionaries planting life-changing programs in rural African villages and the children and families experiencing life-changing resources and support. CityLight Catalyst Centers release human potential, create business ecosystems, and launch ministry […]
August 18, 2022

Community Centric Fundraising – Who’s Right Who’s Wrong? w Ninette Enrique & Jason Lewis

Community Centric Fundraising – Who’s Right Who’s Wrong? w Ninette Enrique & Jason Lewis poses two genuine perspectives on a new movement branded as Community Centric Fundraising. We welcome your comments (please share your opinions below). VISIT HERE TO SEE NINETTE ENRIQUE & JASON LEWIS’ ORIGINAL POSTS ON LINKEDIN Here’s what Ninette & Jason had to say on LinkedIn: Ninette Enrique – Community Centric Fundraising vs. The Mainstream Ninette says, “THIS ARTICLE IS WORTH READING, […]
July 31, 2022

Vu Le’s Community-Centric Fundraising – Nonprofits Who Get Woke Go Broke – Bishop Redfern II

Bishop Redfern II asks the question, "Does Vu Le Hate Donors? Is Community-Centric Fundraising innovative or insipid?" Community-Centric Fundraising is a fundraising model that is grounded in equity and social justice. We prioritize the entire community over individual organizations, foster a sense of belonging and interdependence, present our work not as individual transactions but holistically, and encourage mutual support between nonprofits. ~ Vu Le If you set aside the word salad (interdependence, holistically, mutual support, etc.) your still stuck with the red flags of equity, social justice, community vs. individual, etc. The discerning reader knows exactly where this headed.
July 30, 2022

Amber Heard’s Pledged Donations – Did The ACLU & LA Children’s Hospital Get Duped? – Stefanie Stark

Amber Heard’s Pledged Donations – Did The ACLU & LA Children’s Hospital Get Duped is Stefanie Stark’s take on recent high-profile events in Hollywood. Stefanie is the President of Development Systems International and oversees major gift fundraising campaigns for charities across the U.S. and around the world. Unless you were living under a rock this summer, or you were so engrossed in your own nonprofit’s management that you weren’t paying attention, you probably heard the […]
July 9, 2022

Millennials & America’s Coming Charity Deficit

Millennials & America’s Coming Charity Deficit reveals how young people aren’t attached to religion, which bodes ill for the future of charitable giving. The decline of religious belief in America will cause incalculable spiritual damage, but even nonbelievers should worry about the practical consequences of an increasingly secular U.S. Consider the ticking time bomb of philanthropic demise set to detonate in the coming years. “People who are religiously affiliated are more likely to make a […]
June 21, 2022

Community-Centric Fundraising is a Motherload of Really Bad Ideas – Dr. Kathleen Robinson

Community-Centric Fundraising – The Motherload of Bad Ideas is Professor Kathleen Robinson’s take on a new, cryptic and confusing movement within the charitable sector. Robinson, has testified before Congress, the United Nations and has inspired governments around the world to develop human welfare policies rooted in philanthropy. She is the co-founder of National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE). Here’s what Kathleen has to say about Community-Centric Fundraising: Recently, I was asked to share […]
November 27, 2022

Nonprofit Video Marketing – Tips For Getting Started

The landscape for nonprofits is changing rapidly, and one of the most important areas of change is video marketing. For example, Facebook Live has become a major player in the fundraising space, giving nonprofits an opportunity to reach donors and others interested in their causes on a mass scale. But with so many options available, it can be hard to know where to begin. In this blog post, we’ll explore some ideas for how you […]
November 5, 2022

Strategies to Retain Top Talent in Your Nonprofit Organization

Retaining top talent in a nonprofit organization is one of the most important tasks of the HR department. They need to develop strategies to keep employees motivated. There should also be an increase in training programs to help them grow within your organization. It’s not as easy as it sounds because you need to offer each employee equal opportunities. When investing money and effort in training professionals, you need to be prepared to meet different […]
October 30, 2022

Good Board Members – How Do You Find Them?

Good Board Members – How Do You Find Them? is Joanne Oppelt’s take on one of nonprofit’s great mysteries. Here’s what Joanne has to share: This article contains expert tips on how to find good board members. In my experience, most board members are good people who know next to nothing about nonprofit governance. Yet, your board is the most valuable leadership asset your nonprofit has. Board members teach the community how to interact with […]
October 30, 2022

Courtney Rosenfeld Says, “Start Your Own Nonprofit Marketing Department”

Courtney Rosenfeld Says, “Start Your Own Nonprofit Marketing Department” is one marketing veteran’s take on launching an external initiative regardless of your size. Here’s Courtney has to share: Most nonprofits don’t have the time or money to hire a marketing team or marketing agency. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do your own marketing. There are a few essentials you need to know to build an impactful marketing operation with what (and who) you have. […]
October 8, 2022

October is Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethics Month – Jim Eskin

October is Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Ethics Month is Jim Eskin’s take on AFP’s mission. Here’s what Eskin has to share: Every profession likes to claim ethics is essential to its success. But you can make an especially robust case that this is indeed the case in fundraising. What’s it take to be successful in fundraising? Strengths like persuasion, problem-solving and persistence come quickly to mind. But integrity is squarely at the top. October is […]
October 8, 2022

JB Brown Lives a Life of Social Impact

JB Brown – Journey to Success is Inside Charity’s recognition of an accomplished writer, producer and film director committed to social impact. Things haven’t always been easy for JB Brown, Ph.D growing up in the small city of Barnwell South Carolina. As the 7th of 8 children there were many experiences he gained through the eyes of his older brothers and sisters and was somewhat shielded from many personal direct encounters. This caused Brown to […]
August 7, 2022

Nonprofit Brand Identity – Can You See It?

In today’s competitive marketplace, organizations are constantly looking to out maneuver their competitors, and stand out from the crowd to attract more customers. For nonprofit organizations (NPOs), whilst their business goals may look a little different to commercial companies, it’s just as important that they’re able to create an eye-catching brand, since they’re competing with their rivals for limited funding. So how should NPOs go about creating a stand-out brand? In this post, we’ll provide […]
August 7, 2022

Nonprofit Employee Retention – Keep Your Top Talent

Nonprofit Employee Retention – Keep Your Top Talent reveals why charities need to invest in this important free market enterprise principle. Retaining top talent in a nonprofit organization is one of the most important tasks of the HR department. They need to develop strategies to keep employees motivated. There should also be an increase in training programs to help them grow within your organization. It’s not as easy as it sounds because you need to […]
July 30, 2022

Joanne Oppelt’s High ROI Fundraising System

Joanne Oppelt’s Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System is one nonprofit veteran’s take on building proper organizational infrastructure. As a nonprofit executive director, you have limited resources to meet Increased demands. You must attract talent while competing with for-profit wages. You need to upgrade your technology to ward off cyberthreats. You want engaged board members to carry your message into the community. And, because the funding pie seems to be shrinking, there is no end in […]
July 16, 2022

Nonprofits During Recession – New Facts About Charitable Giving

Nonprofits During Recession – New Facts About Charitable Giving is based on Norman Gildin’s 2022 research. Here’s what Norman has to share: Who was Vilfredo Pareto? Like Quasimodo might say, the name rings a bell. A good fundraiser should know who he was! The Pareto Principle Pareto was the Italian economist who, in 1895, conceived the idea that 80 percent of the wealth and property in Italy was owned by 20 percent of the inhabitants. […]

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