How a Direct Public Offering Can Help Nonprofits Meet the Financial Challenge of Expansion
Fundraising is a zero-sum game: one organization’s approved grant request means another’s is denied. Capital Good Fund CEO Andy Posner explains his nonprofit was able to use the Direct Public Offering model to raise $3.5 million from impact investors in order to issue equitable small-dollar personal loans to low-income families across the country.
Stretching Family Control Over Charitable Interests
When a private foundation is established alongside either a charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust, you and your family can receive all the usual benefits of these trusts while retaining charitable control—potentially forever.
How to Re-Engage Inactive Donors For Sustainable Giving
"More than 75% of donors will give to a single nonprofit only once." So how do we foster a loyal donor community? Noah Barnett from Virtuous guides you in how to re-connect with one-time donors to create a positive and sustainable relationship.
The Rise of Giving: American Philanthropy in WWI
World War I was an important turning point in the history of American philanthropy. The efforts of Americans across the economic spectrum greatly expanded during and after the war and helped guide their response to World War II and beyond, leaving a distinctive mark on twentieth century humanitarian efforts.
Beyond RFM: The Key Insights Every Nonprofit Should Know
Nonprofits are perennially concerned with bringing in new donors and retaining relationships with old ones, but many still follow the old RFM model: Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Value. This model was developed when important relational data wasn't available, but times have changed. Read more from Noah Barnett of Virtuous about why nonprofits should round out the RFM model by leaning into modern strategies.
Making Nonprofit Revenue More Predictable
While it may not be possible to perfectly predict your financial health five or more years ahead, following a few simple rules will help maximize your mission success and longevity.
Revealing the “Invisible” 98% of Private Foundations
Foundation Source latest annual report on private foundation clients with assets of less than $50 million provides reliable insight into these smaller players. Page Snow shares some of the report’s major findings.
4 Ways Grantmakers Can Streamline Reporting
Expenditure Responsibility creates a feedback loop that makes relationships to international organizations stronger, more transparent, and more rewarding. CAF America offers some tips to help you strengthen your reporting process, build relationships with your grantees, and increase your impact.
Ensuring that Charitable Giving is Accessible to All Americans
Policymakers agree that the American spirit to give in support of our neighbors and communities should be easily accessible to all Americans, not just the wealthy. Calls are growing for a “universal tax deduction,” which would level the playing field for all taxpayers.
How to Skyrocket Donations This Summer
Reaching donation goals is always top of mind for nonprofits, but it’s no secret that achieving these goals can be stressful. Here are a few tips on how to overcome these challenges and reach your donation goals this summer.