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Nonprofiit AF: Common arguments used against Community-Centric Fundraising, and why they don’t hold water purpose

Aug. 11, 2021 4:12 pm

Nonprofiit AF: Common arguments used against Community-Centric Fundraising, and why they don’t hold water

Guest columnist Vu Le says that as Community-Centeric Fundraising grows, folks involved in it have been encountering pushback from colleagues — those who hate CCF and those who simply want to better understand it.
An economist outlines the impact of the charitable deduction purpose

Jul. 6, 2021 9:37 am

An economist outlines the impact of the charitable deduction

Even though it is available only for the 10% of American taxpayers who itemize their tax returns, guest columnist Patrick Rooney says giving incentives affect the amount donors actually give.
From top to bottom, the way we do what we do in fundraising is designed to uphold the status quo. How do you change that? purpose

Jun. 21, 2021 2:30 pm

From top to bottom, the way we do what we do in fundraising is designed to uphold the status quo. How do you change that?

Columnist Valerie Johnson wonders how to apply Community Centric Fundraising principles to large institutions that are deeply invested in traditional philanthropy.
Does COVID-19 recovery depend on the kindness of strangers? funding

Mar. 15, 2021 12:55 pm

Does COVID-19 recovery depend on the kindness of strangers?

The pandemic revealed that America’s basic needs safety net infrastructure is a patchwork of efforts stitched together by dedicated frontline nonprofit organizations funded by donations from individuals, donor-advised funds and foundations.
Let’s agree to leave our assumptions about donors and potential donors behind purpose

Jan. 21, 2021 4:33 pm

Let’s agree to leave our assumptions about donors and potential donors behind

First things first, says Generocity columnist Valerie Johnson, it’s a myth that BIPOC and other marginalized communities don’t give. 
COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more funding

Sep. 10, 2020 1:42 pm

COVID-19 funding: Seniors both need more and give more

The University of Pennsylvania’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy estimates that of the $11.3 million that has been awarded to COVID-related health causes regionally, only 1%, or $131,500 was directed to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. 
How to keep your donors and supporters engaged during the transition from pandemic to ‘new normal’ purpose

Jun. 9, 2020 2:12 pm

How to keep your donors and supporters engaged during the transition from pandemic to ‘new normal’

"Despite all the uncertainty in the world, your supporters have not stopped believing in what you do. People are still wondering how they can help, so let them know," says columnist Krys Sipple.
Take a break. Watch these videos that poke fun at nonprofits and fundraising purpose

Dec. 12, 2019 3:42 pm

Take a break. Watch these videos that poke fun at nonprofits and fundraising

The new Human Services Council video has has racked up 3K views in just one day, and the older one has hit 60K views  — so nonprofit humor is clearly a thing.
Beware that your relationship with donors isn’t sabotaged by unconscious bias funding

Mar. 7, 2019 2:04 pm

Beware that your relationship with donors isn’t sabotaged by unconscious bias

A recent Twitterstorm from Stephen King was a useful reminder for fundraisers: Do not make assumptions based on binary gender stereotypes. Full stop.

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