Wrap Up

We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of February.

The New Donor Pyramid – “It’s not about the size of the gift. It’s about relationships. And isn’t that how we should view supporters, not as the amalgamation of their transactions, but in the context of human relationships?”
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Myths, Misconceptions, and Mistakes: The Wounded Warrior Project – “

[Some] criticisms of the Wounded Warrior Project are rooted in myths and misconceptions about nonprofit work. They fail to understand the reality of running a complex organization doing complex work in a complex world.
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The Gender Gap in Charitable Giving – “Many nonprofits have never tailored fundraising efforts to reach women. Here, in black and white, are a few reasons why they should:”
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The Myth of Double-Dipping, and the Destructiveness of Restricted Funding – “Restricted funding has nothing to do with transparency and accountability. Quite the opposite: it has become a destructive force in our sector:”
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When Fundraising Hurts: Vicarious Trauma, Burnout, and Compassion Fatigue – “As fundraisers, our work is informed not just by our beneficiaries’ needs, but of our donors’ motivations too, which are almost always emotional and come from a well of concern, even despair.”
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Corporate Philanthropy Trends Affecting Nonprofits in 2016 – “From matching gifts and payroll giving to fundraising events and mobile giving, corporate philanthropy is going to be all the rage in 2016. Make sure your nonprofit doesn’t get left in the dust when these trends start skyrocketing.”
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

Everything Nonprofits Need To Know About YouTube Donation Cards – YouTube has rolled out a new feature to content creators: the ability to add donation forms that benefit U.S.-based nonprofit organizations. Here’s everything you need to know about YouTube Donation Cards:
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[WEBINAR] Face-to-Face Fundraising: Best Practices & New Initiatives – Daryl Upsall, FInstF will take you on a world tour featuring the cutting edge best practice in use of this powerful committed donor recruitment tool.
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Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Product Manager at Bloomerang
Cody is a Product Manager at Bloomerang. Cody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Rhetoric from Wabash College. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Health Law from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He's been a valued member of Bloomerang since the doors opened in 2012.
Cody Lawson