The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

Whether you’re applying for a grant, starting to think about your end-of-year campaigns, or considering ways to better support your team, you’ll find plenty of food for thought in this week’s Nonprofit Weekly Digest.

We’ve rounded up great reads exploring what monthly donors want, how corporate philanthropy is shifting in the wake of hybrid work, and more. Dig in, and feel free to share this post with other team members or peers who might find these resources helpful. 

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

1. A Hybrid Workforce Means A New Paradigm for Corporate Philanthropy (GlobalGiving)

As more companies embrace hybrid workforce models, the way they approach corporate philanthropy efforts—such as group volunteering—will have to evolve. These thoughts on the topic from GlobalGiving can inform how you broach this conversation with corporate partners. 

2. How Leaders Can Humanize This Moment (Forbes)

After months of unprecedented challenges, many nonprofit employees are reaching a point of exhaustion as they struggle to balance work and family commitments. Chastity Lord, CEO of Jeremiah Program, shares some steps nonprofit leaders can take to support their people right now, based on strategies her own team has adopted. 

3. DEI in Grant Proposals: Tell Even If They Don’t Ask (The NonProfit Times)

Grant application guidelines rarely require nonprofits to address diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts within their organizations—but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t. The NonProfit Times details why it’s important to include this information in proposals and how best to go about it, based on tips from grants expert Barbara Floersch. 

4. Nonprofits Must Start Planning Now to Maximize End-of-Year Donor Push (BizTech)

With end-of-year giving making up a significant percentage of many nonprofits’ annual funding, developing a strong strategy is critical. To help you prepare, BizTech outlines a few ways that technology can help organizations make the most of their year-end appeals.

5. Do You Need To Send Donors Monthly Receipts? (NonProfit PRO)

Recurring gifts can be a great source of dependable funding for nonprofits—but do donors want or expect to receive receipts each month? Monthly giving expert Erica Waasdorp offers her perspective and shares some best practices for keeping monthly donors happy and engaged. 

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