Resources

Jun 20, 2016

A Toolkit for Equitable Talent Development: Setting the foundation and tackling barriers

While it is important for organizations to have clearly defined values, they must take a deeper dive to ensure they put the values into practice and intentionally integrate them into all external and internal systems of the organization.

Jun 20, 2016

Informing and Inspiring the Next Generation of Strategic Donors

The next generation of donors want the opportunity to give with ease, with a sense of community, and with education in planning their donations. Donor-advised funding tools allow for everyday donors to have the same funding opportunities as big philanthropists.

Jun 6, 2016

How to Plan a Successful Nonprofit Partnership with a Private Sector Organization

AJC Boston and WinnCompanies have found mutual benefit in partnering together. By developing a clear division of roles, respect between stakeholders, and a clear and intensive communication strategy, WinnCompanies has gained recognition for their philanthropy, and AJC Boston has gained access to potential donors, advocates, and resources.

Jun 6, 2016

Brand Citizenship: A Winning Proposition for Nonprofit Partnerships

Like any relationship, a corporate/non-profit partnership needs to begin with a solid foundation of common shared goals or interests to succeed. Without them, even the most promising relationship will stagnate.

Jun 6, 2016

How to Find, Keep and Engage the Right Mix of Board Members

A crucial challenge for both new and long-standing nonprofit organizations is how to find and keep the right leadership group in place. Board members can make or break a nonprofit’s long-term sustainability, depending on their collective abilities, decisions and group dynamic.

Jun 6, 2016

Use an Impact-Focused Pitch to Generate a News Story or Op Ed

Consider getting a news story about your nonprofit’s achievements to attract the attention of potential supporters. When successfully executed, an impact-focused approach raises your profile for a broad swath of readers.

May 23, 2016

Look Before You Launch the Next Great Nonprofit

Starting a new nonprofit organization is not inherently a bad idea. At the same time, there needs to be a reality check prior to launching a new effort that may undermine similar missions, stretch already over-strapped resources, and do more harm than good for the cause and for the broader nonprofit landscape.

May 23, 2016

Does Giving to Political Campaigns Have an Impact on Charitable Giving in the United States?

As we enter an election year, Blackbaud suggests taking a look at values-based political giving as a model for values-based charitable giving.

May 9, 2016

Beyond the Farm: Heifer Reaches Families in Need with Technology

Heifer International’s unique philosophy involves a lot of moving parts and that means a lot of record keeping. As a nonprofit organization conducting its work in third world countries, the ability to retrieve documents and records quickly is crucial to providing timely service to funding recipients.

May 9, 2016

Donor-Centric Fundraising

Nonprofits are responding to a shift in consumer engagement combined with increased complexity of giving programs by placing the donor at the center of fundraising programs, crafting a great donor experience, and ensuring they focus seamlessly across the organization on the most valuable donors.