8 01, 2020

Top 5 Fundraising Predictions for International Affairs Organizations in 2020

By |2020-06-08T18:38:50+00:00January 8th, 2020|Nonprofit Solutions|0 Comments

In May 2019, the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad released a global philanthropy study. These findings influence the fundraising predictions nonprofit professionals can expect within international affairs in 2020:   Prediction #1: Continued increase in online giving According to the Lilly study, “Technological innovations enhance cross-border philanthropy and public-private partnerships. Online giving to international affairs organizations has been increasing, and more than 50 countries joined the #GivingTuesday movement to raise funds through social media and collaboration in 2018.”   It’s evident that donors look to online sources to uncover new causes. A recent YMCA study uncovered that 48% of youth discover nonprofits on social media. Nonprofit organizations must leverage online platforms to share their mission and convert followers into donors.  Online giving pages such as StratusLIVE’s Give Now pages enable development staff to create customized pages with prepopulated donation amounts. These pages entice social media and online users to donate whenever, wherever they feel compelled.   Prediction #2: [...]

6 01, 2020

Three Top Tips to Define Outcomes

By |2020-01-06T15:20:57+00:00January 6th, 2020|Nonprofit Solutions|0 Comments

International affairs organizations know all too well the importance of outcomes tracking. How can you eliminate poverty, improve sanitation, or increase clean water access without data? This data demonstrates programmatic success and indicates that your grant dollars and donations contribute to your mission.   When you and your team are deep in the work of doing good, it’s challenging to stop, take a step back, and evaluate your progress. However, if you put in the leg work, define outcomes and track inputs, you will reap the benefits.   Here are three top tips to accurately define outcomes at your international affairs organization:  1. Determine your organization’s KPIs. This requires collaboration among your staff, board, and other stakeholders. What are the big vision goals your organization aims to achieve? What are the incremental, measurable steps you will take on the path to accomplish these big goals? For example, an organization that builds schools in underserved communities abroad may have a KPI to build 500 [...]

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