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Your Emergency Fundraising Strategy: Aspects to Include and Questions to Consider for Faith-Based Organizations

As many organizations (re)start campaigns, parishes and dioceses are developing plans now to stay agile and maintain fundraising momentum during future emergencies. In this article, learn about key considerations for developing a plan for fundraising during emergencies at faith-based organizations.

December 21, 2021
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How and Why to Develop a Board Benchmarking Report

Benchmarking is a data-driven management tool that can be particularly valuable to nonprofits that seek to compare current trends to historical or peer data. Read this article to learn how to perform a board benchmarking exercise and why it can be useful for making decisions concerning the board of directors.

December 2, 2021
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5 Essential Strategies for #GivingTuesday Follow-Up

Following up with donors after #GivingTuesday is essential. So where should you start? These five simple but powerful principles can help.

November 30, 2021
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Boost Year-End Giving with CARES Act Tax Incentives

In this article, we discuss how the tax incentives that are set to expire at the end of 2021 could encourage charitable donations. Read more about the steps you can take now to make sure your organization benefits by proactively engaging those who are most likely to donate.

November 23, 2021
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How to Prioritize Foundation Funding Opportunities: Four Criteria to Consider [Excel Template Included]

With so many opportunities for foundation funding today, prioritization is key for fundraising teams. In this article, Elyse Adams provides a framework and an Excel template for nonprofits to qualify new foundation funding opportunities.

November 10, 2021