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Facebook's Changing the Nonprofit Crowdfunding Game Again: What Nonprofits Need To Know

The efficacy of Facebook fundraising tools for nonprofit crowdfunding remains a controversial topic. Can the world’s biggest social network really be …

Social Media

5 Ways Nonprofits Struggle (And How To Overcome Them)

From burnout to poor storytelling, there are many difficulties in running a successful nonprofit. Here are some simple ways that some have found to get around their stickiest problems.<p>Over a decade ago, Kathleen Kelly Janus, a lecturer with Stanford University’s social entrepreneurship program, …

Seven Ways Nonprofits Can Build Trust With Donors

All organizations must establish trust with the people who give them money. This is a relatively easy task for a for-profit business — they simply give the customer a high-quality product or service in exchange for their payment. Nonprofits, on the other hand, must build donor trust based solely on …

Leadership

If United Ways Have to Change, So Must Many Nonprofits

Share41<p>Share<p>Tweet39<p>Email<p>Shares 80<p>March 26, 2018; Star Tribune<p>The United Way was once one of philanthropy’s biggest players, but all across the …

Sustainable Nonprofit Enterprise: The Next Phase Of The Nonprofit Life Cycle

The nonprofit sector is playing an increasing role, globally, in providing the basic human needs of people. At the same time, there is a concern that the basic human services provided by governments are receding worldwide.<p>This possible dual trend suggests that communities and even nations are …

Nonprofits

Eight Nonprofit Professionals Offer Their Best Fundraising Advice

Fundraising is an essential activity for any nonprofit organization. Because this involves asking people for donations, rather than exchanging money for a direct product or service, nonprofit leaders need to get donors engaged and emotionally invested in the organization’s cause and work.<p>Building …

Time Management

Why Inbox Inundation May Be The Best Fundraising Tactic For Nonprofits

Of course, there’s a fine line between an effective campaign and spam, but organizations that have a good handle on email communications have seen a steady uptick in money raised.<p>In order to run programs that benefit society, nonprofits obviously need to raise money. But many groups still don’t …

Nonprofit Fundraising in the Internet Age

It’s no surprise that many nonprofits turn to the Internet to meet fundraising goals and connect with potential donors. But, does using the Internet …

When Nonprofits Act Like Businesses, Transparency Improves

A 12-year study reveals that charities that adopt modern strategies are more likely to share and collaborate.<p>For most of the 20th century, nonprofit …

11 Ways to Stay Motivated, According to Highly Successful Business People

Self-discipline is a prerequisite for success. Conquer it once and for all.<p>Building a successful business and a life you love takes enormous …

Corporate Philanthropy: It's Not Just Money That Changes The World

Sometimes there is a better way to help than writing a check.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most big, established companies recognize the importance of corporate philanthropy. They often give back to their communities and the world through corporate foundations, …

10 qualities the most masterful leaders share

These 10 highly successful entrepreneurs share their best piece of advice on how to successfully lead any team.

Leadership

How Nonprofits Can Use Automation To Streamline Their Processes

I’ve been helping nonprofit organizations solve difficult challenges since 1999. During that time, I’ve noticed they are always trying to solve complex issues with less-than-sufficient resources. With new and rapidly developing cloud-based technologies, however, simplifying the complexities of …

Automation

Tips to Motivate Your Volunteers and Keep Them Coming Back

<i>Sponsored by Reward Volunteers</i> Finding a good volunteer is like finding buried treasure. It’s not always so easy to get to where X marks the spot, …

Employee Engagement

29 free social media tricks for nonprofits

<i>This article originally appeared on PR Daily in May of 2017.</i><p>There is great room for growth for nonprofit brand managers on social media—and many ways …

Public Relations

The One Thing Nonprofits Wish Companies Understood

Beth Kanter knows a thing or two about nonprofits. With over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector, Kanter has penned several award-winning books and is the writer of one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. She’s trained thousands of nonprofits around the world and in …

Nonprofits

Lead Like a Founder to Inspire Your Team

A clear vision and uncompromised dedication to seeing become reality are two powerful ingredients of success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about today’s most lucrative companies -- the Facebooks and Snapchats of the world -- and you’ll likely notice a common …

How charities are coping with 'donor fatigue'

Each day that Jory Pritchard-Kerr walks through the corridors of Collingwood General and Marine Hospital, she's reminded of the importance of her fundraising work.<p>"In this community, at this hospital and across Ontario at mid-sized hospitals, Ministry of Health funding is generally not sufficient …

Philanthropies Need A Better Way To Measure If Their Fundraising Is Successful

Charitable organizations’ finances are often judged by just one metric. A new proposal offers a more holistic way of determining how effectively they’re using their money.<p>Charitable groups have developed lots of ways to ask for money. That ranges from broad, impersonal salvos like telemarketing and …

Can Data Bring Foundations and Nonprofits Closer?

In recent years, we’ve seen a major uptick in organizations across the social good sector looking at data – and how to use data – in new ways. In …

Innovation

3 Things All Great Leaders Know | Inc.com

<i>This article is the third of a 3-part series where I explore scale, transparency and uncertainty. These are 3 key determinants necessary to achieve a mindset that allows for more innovative flow.</i><p>How comfortable are you with ambiguous environments? If you are like most of us, then... not so much. At …

Management

Truly Great Innovators Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

In the process of researching my book, <i>Mapping Innovation</i>, I talked to dozens of successful innovators, from world class scientists seeking to cure cancer and create new computing architectures, to senior executives at large corporations and entrepreneurs at startups. It was a pretty diverse …

Innovation

How To Be a Community-Powered Nonprofit

<i>Accusations of fake news are all over the news. So when donors want old-fashioned, honest information, they are turning to nonprofit news</i> …

8 Long-Term Health Benefits of Volunteering

<i>Sponsored by Reward Volunteers</i> The impact of volunteerism can be felt in communities of all shapes and sizes. No matter the size of the community, …

Happiness

Email Key In Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit fundraisers see email as a renewed platform because donors read them on their smartphones and contact is more targeted than in social …

Facebook is creating its own fundraising feature to rival GoFundMe

Facebook's fundraising features are about to undergo a bit of a revamp as the tech giant has announced it will be expanding its charitable tools to …

Social Media

How Small Nonprofits Generate Thousands With Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

If you were told to raise $5,000 by the end of the month, could you do it? There are seven key strategies that will help make your next peer-to-peer …

Peer-to-peer