How to Engage Your Board in Fundraising

You know how crucial it is for your board to be engaged in your development program.  Countless books, articles, and webinars have preached the importance of a board that is active in fundraising, helping you identify and connect with new donors on a regular basis.  That’s good advice… and like most good advice it is easy to understand but hard to implement.

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[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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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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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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STUDY: Growth Trends in Fundraising

A new study was recently released that highlights growth trends in online fundraising, advocacy, and nonprofit organizing.

The 10th annual M+R Benchmarks Study, dubbed “Benchmarks X”, examines growth trends in 2015 data collected from over 100 organizations across multiple sectors of the nonprofit industry.

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HR Panel: Recruiting & Retaining Millennials


Annual luncheon explores best practices for recruiting today's youth

Earlier this month, StratusLIVE was honored to be included among local business leaders gathered at Regent University for their annual luncheon to discuss strategies and best practices for finding, recruiting, and retaining today's talented college graduates.

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Wounded Warrior Heats Up the Overhead Debate

Wounded Warrior Project reveals how criticism over spending and overhead costs could threaten more nonprofits


By now, chances are good that you have probably heard about the shakeup earlier this month at The Wounded Warrior Project.

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Boomer Bust: The Impending Nonprofit Crisis

Is your nonprofit prepared for what's next?

My dad is a Baby Boomer about to retire. And it's been a long time coming.

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