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It was an event that occurred in a medium-sized American city, and though it was a virtual blip against the backdrop of larger news, its importance was noted by various observers of civic policy…

What would life be like without the internet? For digital natives, including Millennials and Generation Z, this question might be difficult to answer. Having grown up immersed in smartphones,…

Many of us remember a certain type of TV spot from the late '80s and onward. Someone famous from the NBC television lineup—or another notable face, such as an American president—would come on the…

As we enter the new year, you’re likely busy creating your budget and fundraising calendar for 2022. However, because 2021 looked drastically different than 2020, it’s important to familiarize…

Are you looking to break into the grant or fundraising profession? Do you have some experience in these areas but need to build credentials? Whether you are looking to learn the basics, or…

It’s a standard quip when assessing the previous year: “So, that didn’t go great.” 2022 has arrived, bringing hopes of starting from scratch and waving goodbye to the recent past. The last several…

I’ve made it a personal practice, at year-end, to spend time thinking about the gratitude, regard, and appreciation I have for the people and organizations that have had an impact on me personally…

The Cambridge dictionary defines a moonshot as “a plan or aim to do something that seems almost impossible.” If there were ever a time for moonshot solutions, it is now.

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In the last few months, I've noticed a trend showing up in my meetings with folks from all kinds of organizations and in all sorts of roles: a new level of exhaustion is profoundly impacting so…

Tax day may still be several months away, but the current tax year is coming to a fast close. As the window for tax-deductible donations narrows, what can you do to encourage last-minute giving?…

Charitable gaming in North America generates $2 billion in revenue a year, according to 2019 data from the North American Gaming Almanac, and the market's yearly growth is 3.4%. Nonprofits are…