Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

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is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. “Time Bomb&# - charity: water. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat.

Announcing Finalists for the 1st Non-Profit Film Festival

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is hosting the 1st non-profit film festival July 31-August 2 at the University of Texas at Austin. “Time Bomb&# - charity: water. I wish you, all attendees and the non-profit organizations themselves, the very best. If I could, I would be here in a heartbeat.

Donation Usability: Increasing Online Giving to Non-Profits and Charities

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User research finds significant deficiencies in non-profit organizations' website content, which often fails to provide the info people need to make donation decisions. Non-profits would collect much more from their websites if only they'd clearly state what they are about and how they use donations. In 2008, non-profits got about 10% of their donations online, according to a survey by Target Analytics.

Top 10 Ways You Can Benefit from Conducting a Donor Survey

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Should we have a new non-profit-only Internet domain?

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I attended an interesting meeting last week, along with folks from a few other charities and non-profit-related organisations, to hear about the plans in place to introduce new Internet Top Level Domains ( TLDs ) to add to those you’ll already know – like.com,org, etc – and in particular to discuss what benefit might come from introducing a new non-profit-only community TLD.

Is a day of reckoning coming for fundraisers and their employers?

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12 astounding ways engagement fundraising can help you right now

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34% of the world’s top charities now employ engagement fundraising (and hundreds of small and mid-size organizations too!). Here are a dozen ways engagement fundraising helps nonprofits all around the world.

There Are Only Three Ways to Raise More Money

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Okay, every organization (nonprofit or for-profit) could use more of those two resources. Any organization, nonprofit or for-profit has only three ways to increase the amount money they receive. So are for-profits when it comes to acquiring new customers.

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YouTube launches free in-video clickable ads for UK and US non-profit partners

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Last week YouTube launched a new feature called ‘Call to Action’ for Non-profit Partner s , allowing them to place overlay ads linking direct to their own website on their YouTube videos - for free. So, if you’re a UK or US non-profit what’s stopping you?

YouTube launches free in-video clickable ads for UK and US non-profit partners

Giving in a Digital World

Last week YouTube launched a new feature called ‘Call to Action’ for Non-profit Partner s , allowing them to place overlay ads linking direct to their own website on their YouTube videos - for free. So, if you’re a UK or US non-profit what’s stopping you?

Charity Abseil

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There are also some people who will use a charity abseil as a rather bold way of overcoming a fear of heights and many people will donate to help them do so. You may, however, still be able to successfully pull off a charity abseil on the side of a cliff.

REVEALED: Jerry Panas’ secrets of attracting wealthy supporters

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Silent Auction Bid Sheets for Your Non Profit Fundraiser

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Create your own silent auction bid sheets with our list of FREE silent auction bid sheet templates specifically for non profit charity fundraising auctions. Silent Auction Bid Sheet from Microsoft Silent Auction Bid Sheets & Live Auction Bid Sheet - golf tournament charity fundraisers 2009 CVIDS Silent Auction Bid Sheet pdf 2009 Silent Auction Bid Sheet pdf Auction Bid Sheet Template. Do you need silent auction bid sheet for your event?

Attention Seattle Non Profits: KEXP.org's 2008 Community Partnerships

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From Seattle's Non Profit Networking Yahoo Groups List Serve: KEXP.org, in Seattle, is a non profit radio station that began as KCMU on the University of Washington campus (also, then, a non profit radio station). KEXP is known, today, for it's independent, "listener-driven", and non-pop radio programming. Since we began the program in 2006, we have raised over $20,000 for local non-profit organizations.

FORBES: Jobs in Non Profit Development And Fundraising

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In especially short supply are "major gift officers," fundraisers who can net the big fish willing to donate pots of cash or bequeath substantial sums to a charity after their death. Other fundraising posts include grant writers; event planners, who put together gala dinners and activities like runs or walks for charity; prospect research staff, who investigate rich folks and their interests and assets; and annual fund staff, who raise money for operating budgets.

Start Up Non Profit? Need Seed Money? Starting Fundraising? Here's help.Part 2 of 2

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Starting a non profit? The previous post "Start Up Non Profit? In this post I talk about how to receive grants before your organization has officially received it's legal non profit status (it's a 501(c).3, The process called fiscal sponsorship offers organizations who are not legal non profit entities to receive tax free dollars. The non charity entity then makes periodic reports detailing how, where, when, etc.

Silent Auction Software For Non Profit Fundraisers Silent & Live Auctions

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Silent Auction Pro is a silent auction software product that provides a complete fundraising solution to help you run your charity fundraising event including silent auctions and live auctions, raffles, door prizes and user defined fundraising formats.

Value

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Have I mentioned how self-actualization ties in with why donors give?

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19 reasons why nonprofit donor surveys are awesome

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They help you find out where each donor ranks your charity against the competition (other charities) to help you gauge their commitment.

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Americans See Non Profits as "Somewhat Good"

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You may have seen in the press lately on the August 2004 Brookings Institute survey of 1,417 respondents about Americans' views of charities. ( [link] ). 35 graphic) For each story that is bad publicity about a well known non profit agency, all non profit agencies take a hard hit to their credibility, too. Second to spending money, Americans were concerned about how well non profits "run their programs and services".

U.S. Congress and Senate Work Together Passing Fed College Debt Forgiveness for Non Profit Employees!!

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The recent American non profit sector's hiring whoas are about to be lessened. 2699 into law, an American who works for a non profit for ten years or more, after college, and has federal education loans will receive federal education loan debt forgiveness. The bill was created by Representative Miller to reduce federal subsidies payments to non federal loan programs, and instead move that federal money into the Pell Grants (federal) education loan program.

#NONPROFIT: Some Models Of How Charities Use Tumblr

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We’ve sung the praises of Tumblr a number of times on this blog, and today we want to present a few examples and ideas of just how nonprofits are using this free platform as a means to spread the word of their great work. One of the many great things about Tumblr is its simplicity of setup.

#NONPROFIT: Some Models Of How Charities Use Tumblr

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We’ve sung the praises of Tumblr a number of times on this blog, and today we want to present a few examples and ideas of just how nonprofits are using this free platform as a means to spread the word of their great work. One of the many great things about Tumblr is its simplicity of setup.

#PHILANTHROPY: What Might Inspire People To Give To Your Charity?

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Even though your charity or nonprofit does good work and has the track record to prove it, this moment might be a good moment to look at a hard fact of fundraising: what will entice more donations, micro or macro, NOW? Does your charity’s experience match the claims of these authors?

Are you hunting mice or antelopes? [Guest post from T.J. McGovern]

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10 Charity Fundraising Events to Raise Large Amounts of Money

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When your charitable cause needs large amounts of money, charity fundraising events can be your best option. The following are 10 charity fundraising events that, if implemented correctly, are sure to raise large amounts of money for your organization: Charity walk. Big name charities, like the American Cancer Society, use charity walks as one of their primary charity fundraising events. Charity 5K. Charity concert. Charity dinner.

IRS Provides New Tool for Non Profit's Management: Forms and Information from Start Up to Major Org Events

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The IRS has a new tool on its website designed to provide non profit managers with the information and forms necessary from the start up of a new non profit to major events in its existence. Tags: start up Non Profits new IRS how to starting

Are you in love with your organization’s mission?

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Greatnonprofits.org Launches - A Site for the Public to Review and Share Their Non Profit Experiences

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First "Zagats-like" Guide to Nonprofits launches new site with consumer reviews about nonprofits to help people find worthy non profits (Dec 10)San Francisco, CA- This season, donors who are looking for worthy non profits to give to or volunteer for have a new site where they can checkout reviews of the nonprofits by people who have had a direct experience with it. Tags: public review of charities donors www.greatnonprofits.org volunteers donor research

Why Grant Writers Need to Work for Transparent Non Profits, Or Guidestar.org's Beefy New Charity Check for Grant Donors

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Very important recent news from Guidestar.org This page, below, is located at [link] "From the Guidestar.org President's Office, May 2007 "Dear Friend: Nothing makes me madder than hearing about phony charities or those unscrupulous actors who take advantage of the nonprofit sector for personal gain. But it’s not always easy to determine what is a legitimate charity. The upgrades were provided to all Charity Check subscribers at no additional cost.

#Public Policy: Charities’ Off-Shore/Tax-Free Holdings Brought Under Congressional Scrutiny

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Case in point: Senator Charles Grassley of Iowa, senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee , wants to end federal support of charities that have overseas – thus tax-free – holdings and assets.

6 Simple Tips for Outstanding Charity Events

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Planning engaging and crowd-pleasing charity events is a must if you are going to increase donations to your cause and generate meaningful financial support to your organization. Whether the occasion is a spaghetti dinner fundraiser or a formal gala event, your charity or nonprofit can achieve better results with well-planned and well-organized events. Here are six simple tips to make your charity events run smoother: Reservations, please.

What makes a great Gift Officer great? 4 traits

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Great Gift Officers have common traits. Here they are: Genuine curiosity. They ask donors questions and they truly care about the answers. They don’t sound like interrogators. Rather, they get supporters to think introspectively often saying, “Hmm. No one has ever asked me that before.”

Is shaming an effective fundraising strategy?

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Should legacy gift notification forms die?

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New IRS Reporting Requirements for Non Profits, Or What Does the Pension Protection Act of 2006 Require of Non Profits Starting In 2008?

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[This blog in no way now, or ever, suggests itself to be a legal or financial reference. The information provided in this blog is always intended to simply be information. For legal or financial advice talk with your lawyer or Certified Public Accountant.] From Guidestar.org the below article is located at [link] "IRS Updates, May 2007 "Note: The following discussion is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice.

4 big reasons why you should not ask for money when you survey your supporters

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Ep199: How One Vermont Grocery Store Raised $300,000 for Charity

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Each month, the spare change collected during Rally for Change is split between three great non-profits that align with the co-op's mission. Since the program's inception, City Market has raised over $300,000 for charities.

Are you being forced to measure something unmeasurable?

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