[REPORT] The Nonprofit Overhead Disconnect

The nonprofit overhead debate rages on as organizations and their rating agencies take a closer look at what it means to be an effective nonprofit.

 In 2013, three major agencies that evaluate and serve the nonprofit industry co-authored an open letter to the American donor. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Giving Alliance wanted to address "the false conception that financial ratios are the sole indicator of nonprofit performance".

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Nonprofit Donor Communication: Stop Summer Slide


The dog days of summer.

While this phrase conjures up images of fun in the sun and backyard barbecues, it's also synonymous with a period of heat-induced sluggishness that coincides with the heliacal rising of Sirius, also known as the "dog star".

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5 Tips for Election Year Fundraising

Are donors more cash-strapped during an election year? Survey says...

Now that the national nominating conventions are over for the country's two largest political parties, many nonprofits are left wondering how the coming general election will shape their own fundraising campaigns.

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Assessing Charity Navigator's New Ranking System

New nonprofit rating system changes evaluation methods for revenue and administrative costs

Earlier this year, Charity Navigator announced it would be introducing a new charity rating methodology, dubbed CN 2.1.

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Double Opt-In Benefits for Nonprofit Email Marketing

Improve the quality of your donor data in one easy step by incorporating double opt-in into your email marketing strategy

The argument could be made that nowhere is the adage "old habits die hard" more true than in the nonprofit world.

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What CSR Means For Nonprofits

Good deeds are good for business.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate citizenship, responsible business, corporate responsibility & sustainability, etc.) is a form of corporate self-regulation which is natively integrated into the business model.

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Free Software: Too Good to Be True

Free software may cost more than you think.

Imagine you're in the market to buy a car. When doing research, what do you look for?

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How to Define + Measure Social Impact

americascharities-metrics-guide_blogpostWhen measuring social impact, actions speak louder than words.

Nowadays, everyone wants to talk about social impact: helping society, making a difference, giving back to the community.

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Cause Marketing For Every Nonprofit

If you've ever seen or heard the phrase "a portion of the proceeds will be donated," then you may already familiar with cause marketing.

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Storytelling Success: HONY

You already know that storytelling is an amazingly effective tool to get donors to connect to your cause and your mission.

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