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The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

It’s June—and it’s time for another LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest! This week, we’ve compiled articles and reports exploring the changing face of the philanthropic landscape, as well as a potential framework for rethinking your approach to fundraising. 

You’ll also find tips for building mutually beneficial partnerships with other organizations—and more!

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

1. The State of Modern Philanthropy 2021 (Classy)

The latest edition of Classy’s State of Modern Philanthropy report explores data from more than 4,800 organizations and 46,000 active campaigns to provide insights into the fundraising landscape today, so you can make more informed decisions as you plan your fundraising efforts for the rest of 2021 and beyond.

2. After a Year Like No Other, Three Foundation Leaders Talk About What Changed and What Comes Next (Inside Philanthropy)

The events of 2020 accelerated a number of key trends in the philanthropic sector. Jim Canales, President and Trustee of the Barr Foundation, Crystal Hayling, Executive Director of the Libra Foundation, and Dr. Carmen Rojas, President and CEO of Marguerite Casey Foundation, share how their foundations shifted their practices last year and discuss the broader changes they see in philanthropy.

3. Nonprofit Mission and Case Statements: 4 Top Tips (The Fundraising Coach)

Mission and case statements are vital documents for nonprofits, often forming potential supporters’ first impressions of your organization. Grant Cobb, Head of Marketing and Analytics at GivingMail, shares a few steps you can take to ensure these documents are as effective as possible. 

4. Science, technology, and design: A new framework in fundraising (Candid)

The fundraising landscape changed a lot over the past year. Daniel Mansoor, Principal and Founder at GoodWorks Group, outlines why he believes nonprofits have an opportunity to rethink their fundraising strategies by leveraging technology, the science of giving, and creativity. 

5. Building Mutually Beneficial Partnerships: 11 Tips For Nonprofits (Forbes)                

Connecting with individuals is important for nonprofits—but establishing partnerships with other organizations might be just as valuable. Members of the Forbes Nonprofit Council offer a few tips for forging mutually beneficial relationships with fellow organizations, from identifying where your work intersects to clarifying expectations upfront. 

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