The Nonprofit Weekly Digest from LinkedIn for Nonprofits

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

It’s Friday, and the LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest is here to give you some food for thought before you head into the weekend!

This week, we’ve compiled articles exploring lessons learned during the pandemic and strategies nonprofit leaders can use to prepare their organizations for tomorrow. You’ll also find new insights into philanthropic giving trends and tips for improving accessibility at your nonprofit. 

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

1. 2021 Women and Giving report (Fidelity Charitable)

Women have always been highly engaged in philanthropy, and that didn’t change in 2020 according to a new report from Fidelity Charitable. The report explores the attitudes and behaviors that drive philanthropic giving—and highlights opportunities for nonprofits to educate donors about ways they can amplify their impact.

2. How nonprofits can evolve following a time of uncertainty (Philanthropy News Digest)

Within every challenge lies opportunity. Pat Gunther, managing director of the Brooklyn Music Project, shares five key principles nonprofit leaders can follow to help their organizations adapt, evolve, and thrive during challenging times, based on the steps that helped her organization have a record-breaking year against the odds. 

3. Catalyst Impact Council report: Nonprofit leaders share lessons from the Year of Covid-19 (The St. Pete Catalyst)

In the face of unprecedented challenges, countless nonprofits worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to continue supporting the communities they serve. Three leaders of Tampa Bay area nonprofits reflect on the fundraising lessons and survival strategies they will carry with them as we move out of the pandemic—from the importance of staying in touch with members and supporters to the value of reaching new audiences through podcasting. 

4. Nonprofit CFOs Should Peer Through the Lens of Futurism (Sage Intacct)

The pandemic caused many organizations to question and adjust practices and policies that had previously seemed set in stone. Sage Intacct lays out a framework nonprofit leaders can follow to embrace this spirit of change at their organization in the long term, based on insights shared at the virtual Nonprofit Finance Leaders Forum 2021.

5. How to Make Your Online Meetings Accessible for People with Disabilities (TechSoup)                

Whether or not your nonprofit plans to offer remote work options after the pandemic, you’ll likely have virtual meetings from time to time. Matt Cherry, Director of Philanthropy at Ability Central, shares some steps you can take before, during, and after online meetings to make them more accessible to people with disabilities.

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