The Nonprofit Weekly Digest from LinkedIn for Nonprofits

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

This week marked the one-year anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic. As we reflect on the past year, this week’s LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest compiles recent research around the pandemic’s impact on the nonprofit sector. 

You’ll find reports exploring the past and future of philanthropic giving, as well as predictions for long-term changes in nonprofit communications. And since it’s important to keep one eye on the day-to-day, even as we consider the bigger picture, we’ve also included some quick tips around how to maximize your time and improve your fundraising messages.

Here are five must-read articles and reports for nonprofits this week:

1. Philanthropy and COVID-19 in 2020: Measuring One Year of Giving (Center for Disaster Philanthropy)

New research from Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy documents the unprecedented giving that took place last year as a result of COVID-19 and the racial justice movement. The report includes data around which groups gave the most, the impact of the pandemic on the nonprofit sector, and more.

2. The outlook for charitable giving (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)

Released last month, this research from Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy highlights a positive outlook for philanthropic giving in the U.S. in 2021 and 2022. While the researchers emphasize that these forecasts may vary depending on underlying economic factors, they can still help nonprofit leaders anticipate how giving trends may evolve over the coming months.

3. 10 10-Minute Actions For A Nonprofit CEO (Forbes)

Nonprofit leaders tend to have packed schedules—so when you do find 10 minutes to spare, it’s important to make the most of it. Traci L. Baird, CEO of sexual and reproductive health and rights organization EngenderHealth, shares 10 top ways you can use those rare windows to move your mission forward.

4. Five predictions for the future of charity communications (Charity Digital)

Social distancing has transformed how communications teams interact with supporters and service workers. Charity Digital shares a few ways digital technology may continue to change the face of nonprofit communications, even after the pandemic is behind us.

5. 5 Grammar Rules That Were Made to Be Broken (by Fundraisers) (Let’s Talk Nonprofit)

When it comes to fundraising messages, is it better to sound natural or strive for perfect grammar? These tips from Certified Fund Raising Executive Laura Rhodes might not please your high school English teacher, but they can help you increase the readability of your messages and win more potential donors over.

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