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3 Tips to Leveraging Corporate Giving in Your Fundraisers

3 Tips to Leveraging Corporate Giving in Your Fundraisers

Published Jun 14, 2021 01:50 PM

As a fundraising professional, you know that nonprofits rely on individual donors and businesses to help push their mission forward. Conversely, companies look for more opportunities to contribute to causes that resonate with them. With experience serving more than 7,000 nonprofits, John Killoran, Founder of Snowball Fundraising, shares his expertise for working with for-profit companies to further your mission.

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Take Your Campaign Online: 5 Tips for Virtual Advocacy

Take Your Campaign Online: 5 Tips for Virtual Advocacy

Published Jun 09, 2021 05:36 PM

Russ Oster, the CEO and Co-founder of Grassroots Unwired, dives into best practices for increasing meaningful engagement for your cause online. He writes about why it's important to leverage your digital outlets with intention, using his experience organizing grassroots campaign.

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3 Tips to Assessing Your Nonprofit's Digital Infrastructure

3 Tips to Assessing Your Nonprofit's Digital Infrastructure

Published May 27, 2021 04:29 PM

Your nonprofit’s website is one of your most valuable tools for interacting with supporters and spreading the word about your organization. However, your website is more than a collection of text blocks and images! Proper website management requires more than updating old information; it necessitates taking a look at and improving your digital infrastructure as a whole.

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$10 Million in funding available to Washington nonprofit organizations

$10 Million in funding available to Washington nonprofit organizations

Published May 06, 2021 11:55 AM

The State of Washington is releasing a $10 million Nonprofit Community Recovery (NCR) grant program for nonprofits with missions focused in the following areas:

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4 Tips for Optimizing Your Donor Outreach Content

4 Tips for Optimizing Your Donor Outreach Content

Published Apr 05, 2021 01:42 PM

As a nonprofit fundraising professional, your team likely reevaluates your communications strategies at multiple touchpoints throughout the fundraising process. It’s necessary to know which areas you should optimize for improved donor outreach.

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Taking Action Against Anti-Asian Hate

Taking Action Against Anti-Asian Hate

Published Mar 29, 2021 12:30 PM

In the past two weeks, greater public attention has been called to anti-Asian hate. In Seattle, a man was charged with malicious harassment after two instances where he shouted profanities and threw things at Asian women and their children. In Atlanta, eight people were killed by a mass murderer, six of whom were Asian-American women.

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How to Maximize Major Gifts With Machine Learning

How to Maximize Major Gifts With Machine Learning

Published Mar 04, 2021 03:25 PM

Believe it or not, 88% of nonprofits’ revenue comes from the top 12% of their donors. This top tier of donors are those who contribute “major gifts.”

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Salish School of Spokane Rises to the Challenge

Salish School of Spokane Rises to the Challenge

Published Feb 19, 2021 03:28 PM

Salish School of Spokane is a childcare center and elementary school that preserves and revitalizes the Salish people’s language and culture. The school was started by five women to provide immersion education to children ranging from infants to high school students, so that the Salish community may live on for future generations.

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Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) Loans Have Reopened

Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) Loans Have Reopened

Published Feb 04, 2021 02:16 PM

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has now reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). New loans are available to certain 501(c)6 organizations and those that did not apply last summer.

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Put "Professional Development" on Your 2021 To-Do List

Put "Professional Development" on Your 2021 To-Do List

Published Jan 19, 2021 04:50 PM

As we head into a new year, executive directors and supervisors should put continuing education for their employees high on their 2021 “to-do” list.

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What to Consider When Taking Your Nonprofit Events Online: A Crash Course

What to Consider When Taking Your Nonprofit Events Online: A Crash Course

Published Jan 14, 2021 04:03 PM

If your nonprofit's own event strategies have been slow to catch up with the challenges presented by the pandemic, it's definitely time to become proactive in adjusting your event planning both during COVID and beyond.

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Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams

Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams

Published Jan 04, 2021 10:55 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced nonprofits of all kinds to shift to remote working arrangements. Many are still struggling with the transition. But since the pandemic is still confining workers to their homes for the foreseeable future, it’s worth looking at tips that can improve remote work management.

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3 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website More Accessible

3 Ways to Make Your Nonprofit’s Website More Accessible

Published Dec 08, 2020 05:06 PM

With 2020 quickly coming to a close, it’s time to take stock of what has and hasn’t worked to help your nonprofit navigate all the challenges we’ve faced this year. As you review both successful strategies and opportunities for improvement, there’s probably a recurring factor across both categories: your website.

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WA Organizations: Apply by Dec. 11, 2020 for COVID-19 State Funding

WA Organizations: Apply by Dec. 11, 2020 for COVID-19 State Funding

Published Dec 04, 2020 03:26 PM

Eligible nonprofits in Washington State that have a primary business that’s been shut down or reduced by the pandemic – such as a performance venue, art/cultural exhibit, fitness center, or restaurant – can apply for state funding by Dec. 11.

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Advance Your Fundraising Leadership Career

Advance Your Fundraising Leadership Career

Published Nov 18, 2020 03:13 PM

AFP Advancement Northwest is now accepting applications for their annual scholarship program for fundraising professionals.

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Washington Gives: A New Year-Round Fundraising Platform

Washington Gives: A New Year-Round Fundraising Platform

Published Nov 17, 2020 04:35 PM

We are proud to announce the launch of Washington Gives, a year-round fundraising platform. We are making the GiveBIG fundraising platform available year-round to benefit organizations that do not have a website payment portal and to give all organizations year-round access to peer-to-peer fundraising.

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Paths Forward for Financially Stressed Organizations

Paths Forward for Financially Stressed Organizations

Published Oct 27, 2020 02:55 PM

Most organizations are experiencing some level of financial stress. Even those receiving additional direct service funds may find that having a growing program is stretching administrative staff and operating systems.

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Helpful Resources: Race-Related Style Guidelines

Helpful Resources: Race-Related Style Guidelines

Published Oct 22, 2020 11:43 AM

As we write about racial issues on social media, websites, grant applications, newsletters, emails, press releases, and other media, it’s imperative we use precise language at all times to ensure fairness, accuracy, sensitivity, and cultural competency.

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Help Employees Provide Family Support Through Paid Leave Benefits

Help Employees Provide Family Support Through Paid Leave Benefits

Published Oct 13, 2020 04:59 PM

Washington State has a new paid family leave program and, as part of the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), employees who work at organizations with fewer than 500 employees may be entitled to a few new federal paid leave benefits.

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3 Technology and Data Mistakes for Nonprofits to Avoid

3 Technology and Data Mistakes for Nonprofits to Avoid

Published Sep 18, 2020 03:08 PM

As we round out a tumultuous year for the nonprofit sector, it’s a good idea to take some time to review your technology. You’ve probably relied on your technology more than ever over the past several months.

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