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Fundraising

​Mistakes Boards Can Make

A good Board of Directors can be a critical asset for a successful nonprofit. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to ensure that the board’s efforts are put to the best use. Simple mistakes can derail a good process. In “8 Mistakes That Even Good Boards Make,” The NonProfit Times provides some important tips for avoiding these missteps.

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​Is Viral Altruism Sustainable?

The Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014 was a juggernaut that many nonprofits watched with envy. In just eight weeks, the ALS Association secured $220 million, thirteen times the amount raised by the organization in the entire year before.

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​Reaching Out on the Inside

Within some organizations there is a nearly tangible divide between development and other internal groups with similar goals. Joining forces may help everyone raise money for the mission.

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