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Digging in: who donates to the nonprofits you care about? 

With just a little digging—using the tools and resources I will share in this blog—you will be able to get a picture of who donates to a particular nonprofit.

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

September 21, 2022

Cracking into corporate giving

Corporations have the resources to provide significant funding to nonprofits and are becoming a growing part of many organizations’ revenue streams. So how do you tap into these funds?  We’re here to help you crack into the corporate giving options…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

August 11, 2022

Three lessons nonprofits learned from the pandemic

For many nonprofits, in-person meetings and events are key to carrying out their mission. From maintaining strong donor relations to providing necessary services, both nonprofits and their communities benefit from in-person interactions. However, the pandemic posed a major challenge. Nonprofits…

By Aly Sterling (she/her)

August 2, 2022

The overhead myth: crash course to fundraising transparency

The overhead myth states that nonprofits that can spend the least amount on overhead are seen as the most effective. It’s time to disprove this.

By Jacob Spencer

July 26, 2022

All you need to know about fiscal sponsorship

Many people have amazing ideas for creating a nonprofit or public-benefit project, but aren’t sure how to get started or find funding. Instead of starting a new organization, you may want to consider working with an existing 501(c)(3) public charity…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

July 12, 2022

Unlock the power of evaluation at your organization

Organizations often hire evaluation consultants (like us) because they are tired of their evaluation activities not generating useful information for their organization or they’re not sure where to start. For some, the process may feel onerous on staff and clients,…

By Elba Garcia (she/her) and Katie McGeehan, PhD, MS (she/her)

July 12, 2022

Five tips to get you ready for a social media giving day

July 15 is officially Social Media Giving Day. This ‘holiday’ began in 2013, when Givver.com promoted it as an opportunity to leverage social media platforms for donations. Since then, a lot has changed. Meta and TikTok have made donations even…

By Kate Meyers Emery, Ph.D. (she/her)

July 7, 2022

A Maryland nonprofit’s quest to bridge the gap between job seekers and employers

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed multiple cracks in our society’s infrastructure. And over the past two years, those of us in the nonprofit sector who are committed to workforce development have seen the divide between job seekers and employers grow…

By Grace Lee

June 30, 2022

Engage, request, repeat: The proven formula for retaining donors

Donor retention is the measurement of how many donors continue giving to your nonprofit year after year. You can calculate this metric for your organization by dividing the number of donors who gave again this year by the total number…

By Jay Love (he/him)

June 28, 2022

Individual giving – finding the hidden gems in your prospect pool

Turn up the donor pipeline –are you leveraging your board? Charitable giving soared to a record-breaking $471 billion in 2020, according to the Giving USA 2021 Study. This was a 5.1% increase over 2019 despite a 2.3% decrease in GDP.…

By Maria Uribe (she/her)

June 23, 2022

Getting from “no” to “yes” for climate justice

A philanthropy insider once shared during a presentation that foundations develop guidelines so they know to whom to say “no.” Though it sounded cynical and harsh, it also rang true. My years in the field have only served to reinforce…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

June 16, 2022