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Tips for Holiday Fundraising Success

End-of-year giving and tax incentives are big philanthropy drivers during the holidays, but creativity is the key for nonprofits to set themselves apart in the quest for new donors.

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Five Tips to Be a Great Boss

Achieving success for a team or organization is seldom the responsibility of a single person. A true leader inspires employees to be their best. Here’s how.

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Increase Diversity and Boost Loyalty

These benefit suggestions are surprisingly inexpensive to offer but can set your organization apart from many others, enhancing candidate diversity while also encouraging employee retention.

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The Strategic Edge of Nonprofits

Successful nonprofit entrepreneurs make strategic choices that capitalize on the unique advantages charitable groups possess for taking on the most challenging social problems of our time.

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Getting to the Top in Fundraising

Most people would like to progress as far as possible in their chosen career field, whether for higher salary, prestige or countless other reasons. Fundraising is no different.

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Just the Facts, Ma’am

As communication becomes more casual, it’s important to remember that when chatting with a colleague over coffee one still needs to remain professional at all times.

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Tips for Night Owls

You like to stay up late and morning is not your best friend. But are you really the most productive night owl you could be?

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