Building Lifetime Donors

What's in it for me? In this "what's in it for me" world, you can usually tell when someone only wants something from you. Well, guess what. So can donors. Yet in the nonprofit community, many organizations often forget that donors are people. After a while, the daily workload and persistent… Read more

[REPORT] The Nonprofit Overhead Disconnect

[REPORT] The Nonprofit Overhead Disconnect

The nonprofit overhead debate rages on as organizations and their rating agencies take a closer look at what it means to be an effective nonprofit. In 2013, three major agencies that evaluate and serve the nonprofit industry co-authored an open letter to the American donor. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Giving… Read more

[REPORT] The Nonprofit Overhead Disconnect

[REPORT] The Nonprofit Overhead Disconnect

The nonprofit overhead debate rages on as organizations and their rating agencies take a closer look at what it means to be an effective nonprofit. In 2013, three major agencies that evaluate and serve the nonprofit industry co-authored an open letter to the American donor. GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and the BBB Giving… Read more

Nonprofit Donor Communication: Stop Summer Slide

Nonprofit Donor Communication: Stop Summer Slide

The dog days of summer. While this phrase conjures up images of fun in the sun and backyard barbecues, it's also synonymous with a period of heat-induced sluggishness that coincides with the heliacal rising of Sirius, also known as the "dog star". It's the time of year when lawns begin to turn brown… Read more

Nonprofit Donor Communication: Stop Summer Slide

Nonprofit Donor Communication: Stop Summer Slide

The dog days of summer. While this phrase conjures up images of fun in the sun and backyard barbecues, it's also synonymous with a period of heat-induced sluggishness that coincides with the heliacal rising of Sirius, also known as the "dog star". It's the time of year when lawns begin to turn brown… Read more

Assessing Charity Navigator's New Ranking System

Assessing Charity Navigator's New Ranking System

New nonprofit rating system changes evaluation methods for revenue and administrative costs Earlier this year, Charity Navigator announced it would be introducing a new charity rating methodology, dubbed CN 2.1. The updated version of the charity rating system consists mainly of changes made to Charity Navigator's financial health rating metrics. They will not affect measurements… Read more

Assessing Charity Navigator's New Ranking System

Assessing Charity Navigator's New Ranking System

New nonprofit rating system changes evaluation methods for revenue and administrative costs Earlier this year, Charity Navigator announced it would be introducing a new charity rating methodology, dubbed CN 2.1. The updated version of the charity rating system consists mainly of changes made to Charity Navigator's financial health rating metrics. They will not affect measurements… Read more

Double Opt-In Benefits for Nonprofit Email Marketing

Improve the quality of your donor data in one easy step by incorporating double opt-in into your email marketing strategy The argument could be made that nowhere is the adage "old habits die hard" more true than in the nonprofit world. That is why it can often be frustrating for 21st… Read more

Double Opt-In Benefits for Nonprofit Email Marketing

Improve the quality of your donor data in one easy step by incorporating double opt-in into your email marketing strategy The argument could be made that nowhere is the adage "old habits die hard" more true than in the nonprofit world. That is why it can often be frustrating for 21st… Read more

What CSR Means For Nonprofits

Good deeds are good for business. Corporate social responsibility (CSR, also called corporate citizenship, responsible business, corporate responsibility & sustainability, etc.) is a form of corporate self-regulation which is natively integrated into the business model. CSR is intended to not only ensure compliance with the law, but for many businesses CSR goes beyond conforming… Read more