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Women Give 2019

Women Give 2019: Generosity Links Women Across Race and Ethnicity

Women Give is an annual report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University. This report seeks to draw increased visibility to the role and impact of women of color in the philanthropic sector.

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Five Important Findings for Community Hospital Fundraising

Five Important Findings for Community Hospital Fundraising

For a growing number of hospitals, particularly nonprofit community hospitals, philanthropy is considered a necessity. Philanthropy is no longer seen as only supporting added extras—it’s now a source of revenue that supports the overall care of patients.

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Leveraging Internal Resources for Board Candidate Prospecting

Leveraging Internal Resources for Board Candidate Prospecting

What strategies do you use to identify, track, and vet potential board candidates? Board members are your top donors, your most vocal cheerleaders, and are fiduciarily responsible for your organization.

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Small Shop Volunteer Engagement

Small Shop Volunteer Engagement

Volunteers, especially in smaller nonprofit organizations, are an invaluable resource. Here are some critical points to consider when setting up your volunteer program and its participants for success in a small shop.

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The Role of Social Norms

The Role of Social Norms

The newest report from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Encouraging Giving to Women’s & Girls’ Causes: The Role of Social Norms, explores the intersection of social norms, gender, and charitable giving. This study analyzes how current giving behavior of others, future outlooks on giving, and gender affect donor behavior.

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Grateful Patient Dynamic Scoring

The Popped Kernel: Grateful Patient Dynamic Scoring

Healthcare fundraising presents unique challenges, particularly relating to the prospect pipeline. Unlike educational institutions with naturally engaged alumni populations, most healthcare organizations and foundations have only a kernel of highly engaged and well-known prospects, donors, volunteers, and patrons.

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Fundraising in 2018: Looking Back to Move Forward

Fundraising in 2018: Looking Back to Move Forward

As 2019 begins, we can look back on 2018 and explore important trends that have shaped philanthropy and consider how they will affect the year ahead. The world of giving has been shaped by at least five trends.

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Three Strategies to Get Personal with Donors

Three Strategies to Get Personal with Donors

As the holiday memories fade and we start the new year, now is the perfect time to reflect on the past year and develop an action plan. It is time to go beyond just thanking donors and start engaging donors.

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The Ticking Time Bomb in Stewardship

The Ticking Time Bomb in Stewardship

Now is the time to make sure that you have identified any potential gaps in your stewardship plan and have made plans to address these.

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