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Archive 2017

Global Giving Trends

NonProfit Tech for Good recently released its inaugural “Global Trends Giving Report,” the results of a survey of 4,541 individuals across 6 continents, 94 countries.

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Keep Your Competitors Close

Each nonprofit seeks to carve out its own area, to ensure sustainability and survival. But what if competitors could assist in your success? 

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Nonprofits and the Long Haul

A strong mission, passionate staff and a big vision are critical for a nonprofit to succeed. But what is it that makes the difference between long-term survival and a short-term burst of success?

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A Matter of Fact

While few would argue the importance of data collection within an Advancement program, there are ways to improve the type of data being harvested and the time it takes to do so. 

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Rethinking Social Media Strategies

It is no secret to nonprofits that social media can reach donors in big ways. But it can be hard for any nonprofit to make sure it is getting the maximum return on its investment. 

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Being Mindful at Work

Finding ways to be mindful in day-to-day life doesn’t just make one feel good, but it can actually improve the brain. 

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Giving USA 2016 Trends

The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016 was released by the IUPUI Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Here are some excellent gains in the areas of education, human services, health and arts/culture/humanities.  

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​Just Breathe: Tips to Reduce Stress

Taking a breath replenishes the oxygen to the brain and organs. It helps the cardiopulmonary system spread nutrients throughout the body and moves toxins out. Unfortunately, humans can sometimes make it less beneficial.

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​Pursuing Authentic Leadership

Sometimes experienced fundraisers are promoted to leadership positions without management training. On the flip side, board members who have excellent management skills but no fundraising experience are recruited. This approach can lead to a short-term — and shortsighted — focus.

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