The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest
Goodbye June—and hello July! Start the month on the right foot with some great reads in this week’s LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest.
We’ve compiled articles exploring ways to drive fundraising success, support your team’s wellbeing, and track the metrics that matter. You’ll also find two new reports that shine a light on ongoing challenges in the fundraising sector, including turnover among fundraising teams.
Here are five must-read articles and reports for nonprofits this week:
1. HELP WANTED: A National Study of Staffing Challenges in Nonprofit Fundraising (DickersonBakker)
Your fundraising team is vital to your nonprofit’s success—which makes staff turnover even more painful. Unfortunately, fundraiser turnover is a problem that only seems to be getting worse. Nonprofit consultancy DickersonBakker surveyed more than 700 nonprofit leaders to understand the true scope of the challenge—and propose some potential solutions.
2. The responsibility of nonprofits to take care of staff, now and in the future (Philanthropy News Digest)
The pandemic put immense pressure on nonprofit staff. And while much has been written about the role employers should play in supporting team members’ wellbeing during this challenging period, less focus has been placed on what happens after. Simon Davies, executive director of Teen Cancer America, discusses what nonprofits can do to support their employees’ futures.
3. 7 Fundraising Actions Taken by Successful Nonprofits (Nonprofit Tech for Good)
What do the most successful nonprofits have in common? Nonprofit Tech for Good teams up with Classy to explore trends among nonprofits that have managed to dramatically increase their online donations, using these insights to provide a roadmap for success.
4. Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits (The Center for Effective Philanthropy)
This time last year, many nonprofits were facing seemingly insurmountable challenges just to keep their heads above water. But is that still the case? The Center for Effective Philanthropy explores how the pandemic has impacted nonprofits in the U.S., and the role funders and foundations have played.
5. 13 Metrics Every Nonprofit Should Be Watching (Forbes)
Gut instinct can only take you so far. To understand how your nonprofit is performing and where your greatest opportunities for improvement lie, you need to dig into the data. Members of the Forbes Nonprofit Council weigh in on the most important metrics to track to keep things running smoothly.
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