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Micro-Donations: Good Things Come in Small Packages

November 2nd, 2017

Donations to nonprofits plunged during the latest recession and have been edging their way to healthier levels ever since. But many contributors today can afford only small gifts in a still-tight economy. Enter the micro-donation. Realizing the Purpose Micro-donations are often defined as gifts of an amount that a person wouldn’t think twice about spending. […]

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How To Account For Special Events

November 2nd, 2017

More and more nonprofits are turning to special events as a major source for generating funds. As if event planning isn’t complicated enough, organizations also must take care to properly present the associated revenues and costs in their financial reporting. Beyond “Fundraising” When you sponsor an auction, golf outing or “fun run,” the main goal […]

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Managing Risks via Special Events Insurance

November 2nd, 2017

To raise funds, nonprofits often turn to large-scale special events, which can prove lucrative but also carry significant risks. Proper insurance coverage will help protect your organization from those risks. Special Event, Special Planning By definition, a special event typically falls outside of a nonprofit’s core functions. As a result, the organization may be uncertain […]

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Nonprofit Newsbits: Digital Revenue on the Rise & New Top Jobs

September 11th, 2017

Study Shows Digital Revenue on the Rise Online nonprofit revenue in 2016 grew by 14%, and email revenue grew by 15%, according to a new study by nonprofit consultants M+R. Based on input from 133 nonprofits, “Benchmarks 2017” found that Web traffic, email list size, Facebook fans, and Twitter and Instagram followers were all on […]

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Make the Most of Your Fundraising by Measuring ROI

September 11th, 2017

Donors and other stakeholders continue to look for more accountability and transparency from nonprofits, especially regarding fundraising. Not only is the sum of money raised in campaigns meaningful, but how efficiently you’re able to raise it, too. Interested parties look beyond total dollars raised to also consider associated costs in fundraising efforts. Cost ratios that […]

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How Nonprofit Leaders Can Keep Learning On the Job

September 11th, 2017

Whether an executive on staff or a member of the board, new to the organization or a long-time veteran, a nonprofit leader sometimes faces tough challenges that a formal development class won’t address. But don’t lose heart. According to the nonprofit Community Resource Exchange (CRE), learning on the job itself can be a rich source […]

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