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

8 Steps for Nonprofits to Increase Volunteer Engagement – “Does your organization have a plethora of volunteers that were really helpful for one-time events, but you suddenly find that you’re not sure what to do with them afterward? Or does your organization have tons of volunteer opportunities, but not enough volunteers?”
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Marathon

Fundraising is a Marathon, Not a Sprint – “You’ve probably heard it before…life is a marathon, not a sprint. Well the same holds true in the fundraising world. Except when it doesn’t.”
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Why Philanthropy Needs Reinventing – “Americans donate over $300 billion annually to nonprofits, averaging about $1,000 per person. We feel good when we give to our favorite charities. At the same time, philanthropy is broken, and almost everyone knows it.”
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Who’s Fighting Change in the Ways We Raise Funds? – “Why is change so hard?  With direct-mail response rates dropping, donor retention getting worse, and fundamental demographic shifts coming at us almost as fast as we can notice it happening — not changing really is not an option.”
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

A Guide to Donor Retention

If you’re a fundraiser or nonprofit development professional, you’ve likely heard the term “donor retention.” It’s one of the hottest topics of discussion in the nonprofit sector. But what is donor retention? And why is it important?
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[Free Webinar] Keys to Establishing a Planned Giving Program

Planned giving can provide your nonprofit and your donors with a valuable resource that can help undergird your financial stability. Join Jeff Jowdy for a discussion from which you will discover the keys to establishing a planned giving program.
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We hope this monthly collection of nonprofit thought-leadership provides value to you and your organization! Happy Thanksgiving!

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