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How to Find the Right Funders by Hacking 990s

[From: https://trust.guidestar.org] "It can take dozens of hours to find the right funders for your nonprofit, especially if you’re reaching out for the first time. What funders say on their websites is often quite different from reality. So how can you find funders...

Coalitions of the Nonprofit Willing: Who’s Willing, and Why?

[From: https://nonprofitquarterly.org] "In approaching the idea of “coalitions of the willing,” I’ll do what makes most sense to me right at the top: Split the two terms and talk about them separately for a while, and then bring them back together, and wrap it all up...

Five Tips for the First Sentence of Your Next Appeal Letter

[From: http://betterfundraising.com] "The first sentence of your next appeal letter is really important.  Most readers will use it to decide whether to keep reading or start thinking about whether to recycle or delete your message." Read the full article...

Nonprofits: Saviors or Slackers?

[From: https://friedmanconsulting.blogspot.com] "In today's public discourse, nonprofits are frequently portrayed as white knights that can provide all the social services the country needs -- or unprincipled villains who waste government funds. Read the full article...

Boards: A Historic Relic?

[From: https://nonprofitquarterly.org] "I and those at the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) hear variations on this question so often that we decided to make it the topic of the debate at this year’s Money for our Movements Conference, August...

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap: Flipping the Lens

[From: https://nonprofitquarterly.org] "Building Movement Project’s just-released leadership report, “Race to Lead: Confronting the Racial Leadership Gap,” which you can download here, highlights what many of us know: The nonprofit sector is experiencing a racial...