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.

May 9, 2016

The Funder’s Dilemma

Work to educate board leadership and create “cross pollination” among boards of nonprofits and local funders and you will bring focus, efficiency, and better results for all who participate.

Apr 25, 2016

How Nonprofits Can Accomplish A Successful Executive Transition

As nonprofit executives from the Baby-Boomer generation near retirement and others quit due to the momentous stress of the position, the nonprofit sector is faced with the critical issue of executive turnover. Dr. Stewart’s research study provides insights into how nonprofits can accomplish a successful executive transition.

Apr 25, 2016

Push and Pull: Why Front-line Fundraisers Need On-Demand Access to Wealth Screenings

Reeher LLC, developers of the Reeher Platform, a shared fundraising management platform that is transforming the way colleges and universities raise money, has introduced a new best practice module – Donor Discovery™ – to further help higher education institutions fundraise more effectively.

Apr 11, 2016

Launching Your Own Prize?

Nonprofits are continuously in search for innovative ways to connect with their target audience and fundraise. Prize competitions can be a great way for nonprofits to engage with donors and build lasting relationships. Knowing the basics of prize competitions is key to a successful launch for your nonprofit.

Apr 11, 2016

Compliance Dreaming: Starting and Running a California Nonprofit

Compliance plays an integral part to the sustained success of your organization. In this third post in a series on nonprofit compliance, the focus is on rules and regulations governing nonprofits in California.

Mar 28, 2016

Successful Crowdfunding 101 – An Example of Successful Online Crowd Funding for Non-Profits

Crowdfunding can be an important tool for increasing a nonprofit's annual budget. Julia Diegmann outlines the basics of successful crowdfunding strategies to help nonprofits garner their best financial support support.