7 Post-COVID-19 Nonprofit Success Factors

What will the world look like for nonprofits when COVID-19 is just a bad memory? This COVID-19 nonprofit sector will be smaller, at least temporarily, by about 20-25%, consisting largely of smaller organizations which have closed, compared to the normal 10% we normally lose annually. That means approximately 10% of [...]

1 Thing Fundraisers Can Do To Get Through COVID-19

If you are like most people right now, you are stuck at home. Whether or not you have work, you are probably wondering when this is going to end. What the next stage will look like. Thinking about your past. Thinking about your present. Thinking about your future. What we [...]

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 [...]

How to Let Donors Know New CARES Act Offers Deduction Opportunities

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed on March 27, 2020 includes a number of provisions designed to rescue an economy being decimated by a pandemic the likes of which the world has seldom, if ever, seen.  With plenty of news coverage of this legislation, little light has [...]

By |2020-05-21T19:52:25-04:00April 13th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Nonprofit Sector, Philanthropy|

[DIGEST] Essential COVID-19 / Financial Crisis Fundraising Advice

With the World Health Organization officially declaring COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, we wanted to share with you some timely crisis fundraising advice, articles, opinions, and resources in the wake of coronavirus and its financial implications. This post will be updated. Please leave a comment with links to anything you think [...]

Remembering John Haydon

In the documentary Walk With Me, Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh is asked by a young girl how she can get over the sadness of the death of her dog. After contemplating the question for a moment, he suggests that she think of a cloud. "Suppose you look into the sky [...]

By |2020-02-10T07:46:15-05:00February 10th, 2020|Nonprofit Sector|

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Have 1920s/Gatsby-Themed Fundraising Galas

Now that we've entered a new decade (by that I mean it's now the 2020s; I know there wasn't a year zero or whatever), an ever-popular theme for fundraising events has renewed life: the 1920s or Great Gatsby-themed gala. Not since 2013 when the Leonardo DiCaprio-led movie adaptation was released [...]

6 Ways to Stay Motivated as a Fundraiser

What is the toughest job in the world?  …Negotiating with a toddler? …Managing a board of directors? …Running a nonprofit? …Asking people for money? …Being a teacher, paramedic or police officer? Look, they’re all hard. I can personally vouch for the first four. Starting a nonprofit, running a nonprofit or [...]

4 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 3rd Quarter FEP Report

Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project releases their latest findings from billions of dollars donated through the participating donor database companies providing anonymous data from the majority of their customers. This allows the philanthropy world to establish metrics in a similar fashion to all of the key industries within the [...]

By |2019-12-03T11:42:11-05:00December 4th, 2019|Data, Nonprofit Sector, Research|