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In my first post of this series on social enterprise, I defined a social enterprise as an ongoing initiative offering services or products for sale that generate net revenue, while also yielding…

Is it just me? Or does it feel like the whole Golf Tournament/Gala Dinner fundraising model is a relic of another era?

Each year within the State of Grantseeking Survey we ask, “What, in your opinion, is the great challenge to successful grantseeking?” followed by “Please tell us more about your organization's…

On June 9, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, sat down with a group of biotech executives as part of a conference held by BIO, the…

As dependence on technology grows, it’s becoming increasingly important that nonprofits rethink their digital marketing strategies to reach donors across all devices.

Periods of upheaval usually give rise to the greatest social change. The Great Depression led to the New Deal and a social safety net for Americans. The devastation of World War II gave rise to…

The United States has an unusual system among high-income countries of a limited social safety net combined with tax policy that is supposed to, in theory, encourage high volumes of charitable…

State of Grantseeking data has consistently shown that grantmakers are more likely to fund organizations over ten years of age.

Advocating for your nonprofit’s cause can mean formal advocacy programs or general outreach to encourage supporter engagement. Regardless of how you’re planning your advocacy campaign, it’s…

Everyone knows what it takes to be a good leader; the skills and talents that are necessary to manage, motivate, and inspire the people around you.

In the evening of December 23, 1776, a lone man sat huddled over a sheet of parchment, a thin blanket covering his shoulders as he tried to keep the cold at bay.

In our current unprecedented reality, the world seems to be coming at us at different speeds. While the news about the COVID-19 pandemic keeps up a breathtaking pace, a neverending hum of facts,…