Diversifying Your Communication: How Nonprofits Can Connect With Spanish-Speaking Communities

Did you know that Spanish is the fourth most spoken language worldwide? With more than 530 million speakers, Spanish is quickly becoming a lingua franca across Latin America and the world. In the United States, 13% of the population speaks Spanish natively, and millions more are learning it every day. [...]

How the Latest BLM Protests Are Improving Things For Nonprofits and Their Allies

Black lives have always mattered, more especially in a country largely built on the labor of enslaved people. The expression which gained traction on social media is not a new movement, but builds on a solid legacy started by stalwarts such as Rosa Parks, Angela Davis, and Martin Luther King [...]

Building A High-Performing Fundraising Team While Advancing Racial Justice

In 2011, I embarked upon a new position in donor relations with great expectations and optimism. But my excitement soon dissipated when within six months both of my Associate Directors left for other positions within the University—one for a higher position while the other made a lateral move. Still a [...]

AFP Townhall on Anti-Racism, Inclusion and Fundraising

On June 15, 2020, AFP hosted a Global town hall on Anti-Racism, Inclusion and Fundraising, featuring Marco A. Corona, Michelle T. Edgerton, Kishshana Palmer, Ken Miller, and Simone Joyaux. Here, printed with permission, are Simone's oral remarks. My name is Simone Joyaux. I’m a white, heterosexual, well-educated, affluent woman. HUGE unearned [...]

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4 Steps for Bringing Up Equity and Inclusion At Your Nonprofit

More and more, the nonprofit sector is having conversations about equity and inclusion. Conference keynotes, webinars and trade publication articles are prompting fundraisers to broach the subject within their own organizations. In a recent Bloomerang webinar, I touched briefly on the topic, and in the chat one person wrote: “I've [...]

6 Reasons Why Your Donor Stewardship Problem Is An Internal Culture Problem

Hey. You care about keeping your donors. That’s why you’re on the Bloomerang blog, right? You want more ideas about how to get donors to stay with you. I want you to keep your donors too. Do you even know what your donor retention rate is? Here’s how to calculate [...]