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4 Ways to Use Stability to Achieve Organizational Agility in Challenging Times

By |2021-01-14T11:17:30-05:00January 15th, 2021|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sustainability, Research|

Researchers have uncovered a key component of organizational agility, and it's not what you might expect. A study by Elaine Pulakos and Rob Kaiser published in Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research (2019) reveals stability as an essential part of agility. This finding seems counterintuitive—isn't agility all about change? Yes, [...]

[VIDEO] It’s Not Either/Or – Raising Money with an Anti-Racist Approach

By |2021-01-11T09:22:31-05:00January 14th, 2021|Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Webinars|

Robert Osborne and Laurel McCombs will help you assess and revitalize your development program to take an anti-racist approach that results in successful fundraising and a high return on investment. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Bob, Laurel. I've got 1 p.m. Eastern. Is it okay if I go ahead and [...]

3 Tips to Hook Your Nonprofit Audience’s Attention from the Beginning

By |2021-01-11T14:08:22-05:00January 12th, 2021|Donor Communications, Donor Engagement|

How-To Write a Stellar Opening Statement That Will Draw Your Nonprofit Audience's Attention in Immediately  What is the difference between content that captures your nonprofit audience's attention and draws them in and content that people just scroll past or send to “spam?” It’s all about the hook. A hook is [...]

Why Real-Time Nonprofit Performance Management is Best

By |2021-01-10T09:15:24-05:00January 8th, 2021|Data, Nonprofit Management, Strategic Planning|

The nonprofit executive director's time and energy are precious commodities, particularly in small organizations where a single individual is often the director of HR, IT, finance, and, well...everything. It's easy to see how performance evaluations (not to speak of nonprofit performance management) can feel like another large spoonful on an [...]

Bloomerang + Kindful: Better Together

By |2021-01-07T18:17:29-05:00January 7th, 2021|Life At Bloomerang|

Today, I’m excited to announce that Bloomerang has taken a significant step in our goal of providing best-in-class nonprofit technology based on fundraising knowledge to even more organizations with the acquisition of Kindful. Since the founding of Bloomerang, we’ve sought to bring solutions to fundraisers that help them spend more [...]

Bloomerang Acquires Kindful to Accelerate Vision of Helping Nonprofits Fund Their Missions

By |2021-01-08T09:55:37-05:00January 7th, 2021|Life At Bloomerang|

Combined company will offer an expanded set of capabilities to help nonprofits attract more donors, deepen existing donor relationships and improve fundraising effectiveness Bloomerang, a leader in cloud-based donor management and fundraising software for small and mid-size nonprofits, today announced that it has acquired Kindful, a nonprofit software platform known [...]

Nonprofits – Are You Really Restricting Your Restricted Funds?

By |2021-01-05T09:55:56-05:00January 7th, 2021|Gift acceptance, Nonprofit Finance|

Nonprofit accounting standards dictate that nonprofits must treat the gifts and donations they receive in specific ways. This includes making special accounting provisions for funds with donor restrictions and funds without donor restrictions.  However, due to the difficulty involved in complying with these accounting standards, nonprofits are understandably less than [...]

Simple Tips to Ask for Major Gifts

By |2020-12-07T12:10:54-05:00January 6th, 2021|Donor Cultivation, Major Gifts|

At some point in your nonprofit career, you may have heard about a multimillion-dollar gift being given to a charity and thought, “5 million dollars? What a generous gift!” Maybe from where you sat it looked effortless like a big gift fell out of the sky into the fundraiser’s lap [...]

How Do Charitable Gifts of Retirement Account Assets Typically Work?

By |2021-01-05T08:53:39-05:00January 5th, 2021|Bequests, Gift acceptance, Legacy Gifts, Nonprofit Sustainability|

When discussing legacy gifts, most assume the conversation is around bequests. Time and time again, surveys have shown that gifts given via a will are the most common planned gift vehicle.  While nonprofits should absolutely be prepared to accept bequests from donors, professionals in these organizations should also be aware [...]

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