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​Leading from Within

Surveys of nonprofits have repeatedly shown that succession planning is a major concern. The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit advisor to mission-driven organizations, says the need for development leaders is about to become even more pressing.

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​One Donor’s Answers for the “Ask”

The vast majority of “Ask” best practices come from fundraisers. Here are some solicitation techniques from someone experienced in giving, who believes that good, old-fashioned sales training will help improve the fundraising workforce.

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​Nonprofits Take the Lead in Hiring

Nonprofits may have a lot of similarities, but they don't have much in common with their for-profit counterparts. Nowhere was this more obvious than in the wake of the 2008 financial downturn.

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​Tips to Create More Time

You strive for a good work/life balance, but there are days when you can't do it all. These tips can help you remove some time wasters that might stand in the way of achieving your goals.

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​Closing the Communications-Fundraising Gap

Successfully integrating communications and fundraising staffers into a single team can be a real boon for your organization. Even if full integration is an insurmountable obstacle, there are still ways to enhance partnerships and make them more productive.

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Fundraising Goes Mobile

Mobile and digital wallet payments, paired with a new generation of sustainable mobile fundraising applications, are expected to be big in 2016, and positively impact online fundraising in the nonprofit sector.

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