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2014 Political Direct-Mail Tips

FS0114_Paul_Bobnak November 24, 2014

This video takes a look at three ways political direct-mail campaigns can stand out from the crowd, win donors and build engagement with voters using...

Finding FQHC Funding: Foundation Grantseeking for Community Health Centers

Teresa Wilke October 28, 2014

It is clear that foundation opportunities exist, but many FQHCs lack the grant sophistication to identify, target and secure these funds. To mitigate these...

bbcon 2014: RJ Mitte and the Importance of Celebrity Ambassadors Living the Cause

Joe Boland October 7, 2014

Actor RJ Mitte, the keynote speaker at Blackbaud's annual bbcon conference, isn't just a celebrity face for a nonprofit. He truly lives the cause of...

On the Rocks, Please

Jeff Jowdy September 3, 2014

Part of the power of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is that it relies on specific, one-on-one invitations to participate....

The Importance of Higher Education Annual Giving and Young Alumni Participation

Lighthouse Counsel logo July 8, 2014

Tom Landrum, former vice president for development and alumni relations at the University of Georgia , discusses the importance of an annual fund and...

8 Sobering Thoughts for Social Impact Bond Supporters

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At the Council on Foundations’ annual meeting , during a plenary on the state of philanthropy, White House Social Innovation and Civic Participation Director Jonathan...

Noncash Giving: The 'Long Tail' of Donor Engagement

Foundation Center June 10, 2014

It seems " The Long Tail " has its own tail. Since Chris Anderson first coined the term in a Wired article back in 2004,...

Lack of Women in Top Roles Hinders Nonprofits, Female Nonprofit Workers Say

Women in Philanthropy infographic April 28, 2014

Nonprofits, especially the largest ones, are missing out on donations from women and hurting their missions by not putting more females in board and...

Lincoln Financial Group Now Accepting Legacy Award Applications From Education-Focused Nonprofits

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Lincoln Financial Group announced that it is now accepting applications for its 2014 Lincoln's Legacy Award from education-focused nonprofits. The award recognizes an organization...

House Members Have 'Serious Concerns' About Charity Rules for Feds

CFC new logo April 23, 2014

A bipartisan group of House members has “substantial concerns” about new Obama administration regulations for the Combined Federal Campaign , the charitable giving vehicle for...