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The Data Is In: Nonprofits Are Getting More Operational Support
A compelling case for how nonprofits can build organizational capacity and infrastructure to ensure longevity by getting funding for those investments for their nonprofit.
It’s Not as Scary as You Think: 10 Easy Steps to Launch a Planned Giving Program for Your Nonprofit
Planned giving scares many who work in nonprofits. We think it’s too technical and takes too much time. Here are 10 easy steps to follow to get started with creating a planned giving program at your nonprofit.
Grantmaking in the 2020s: Giving Collectively, with Trust
Collective giving, such as Impact100 Philadelphia, is focused on helping nonprofits address true needs in the community by giving unrestricted (and sometimes unsolicited) grants.
You Got the Grant! Now What?
Nonprofits that do not deliver on the terms of a grant contract are at risk of having to return the funding. Make sure you have a plan.
How to Give Feedback to Your Funders—Especially When It’s Hard
Nonprofits can empower themselves to speak out. In 2014, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) launched an innovative initiative called Philamplify, which evolved into Power Moves. It promoted open, honest feedback to challenge the …
Best Tactics for Finding Government Grants Suitable for Your Nonprofit
Organizations and nonprofits spend a majority of their grant development operations focusing on private rather than government funders. This is for good reason, as government grants, especially federal grants, are extremely competitive and rather compl …
Want Equity? Then It’s Time to Break the Rules!
Back in June, we wrote about the need for nonprofits to better understand what it really costs them to deliver services, and on a related note, how funders can adapt their grantmaking practices to better support work around equity, inclusion, and oppor …
The New Fundraising Frontier: Impact Investing
Capital campaigns can be a slog! Most organizations face similar challenges: donor fatigue, the time it takes to raise funds, rising development costs, and concerns about falling short of your fundraising goals. But what if there were another way to ra …
Point-Counterpoint: Too Much Influence or Not Enough – Should Nonprofits Be Allowed to Support Political Candidates?
After signaling his intentions to do so at the National Prayer Breakfast in February, on May 4, President Trump signed an executive order aimed at weakening the Johnson Amendment, an act that has received mixed reaction from the nonprofit world. …
The Philanthropic-Consultant Industrial Complex . . . editor notes issue #74
You’ve probably heard of the 5% payout requirement for foundations . . . but most people mistakenly believe this means that foundations must grant out 5% of their assets each year. Actually, foundations must spend 5% of their assets each year . …